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J.C. Randolph

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Carleton University (Ottawa), 1972
M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1968
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1966

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Biology, Indiana University
  • Director, M.S. in Environmental Science Program, 2004-2008
  • Director, Ph.D. in Environmental Science Program, 2000-2007
  • Director, Midwestern Regional Center for Global Environmental Change, 1990-2007
  • Associate Dean for Research and External Programs, 1986-1989

Professional Interests
Forest ecology. Ecological aspects of global environmental change, with particular interests in forestry and agriculture. Environmental consequences of energy production, distribution, and use. Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing in environmental and natural resources management. Physiological ecology of woody plants and of small mammals.

Current Projects
Carbon dynamics of temperate deciduous forests in the Midwestern United States

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Schmitt-Harsh, M., T.P. Evans, E.J. Castellanos, and J. C. Randolph. 2012. Carbon stocks in coffee agroforests and mixed dry tropical forests in the western highlands of Guatemala. Agroforest Systems. Article first published online : 27 JUL 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/S10457-012-9549.x.
  • Dragoni, D., H.P. Schmid, C.A. Wayson, H. Potter, C.S.B. Grimmond, and J.C. Randolph. 2011. Evidence of increased net ecosystem productivity associated with a longer vegetated season in a deciduous forest in south-central Indiana, USA. Global Change Biology 17: 886-897.
  • Cameron, G.N., J. J. Johnston, and J.C. Randolph. 2009. Nutrient encounter by a generalist herbivore in a heterogeneous landscape. American Midland Naturalist 161: 242-250.
  • Tucker, C.M., J.C. Randolph, T.P. Evans, K.P. Andersson, L. Persha, and G.M. Green. 2008. An approach to assess relative degradation in dissimilar forests: Toward a comparative assessment of institutional outcomes. Ecology and Society 13: 4-24.
  • Tucker, C.M., J.C. Randolph and E.J. Castellanos. 2007. Institutions, biophysical factors and history: An integrative analysis of private and communal forests in Guatemala and Honduras. Human Ecology 35: 259-274.
  • Wayson, C.A., J.C. Randolph, P.J. Hanson, and H.P. Schmid. 2006. Influence of soil respiration in determining net ecosystem exchange in a mid-latitude deciduous forest. Biogeochemistry 80: 195-216.
  • Welch, N.T., J.M. Belmont, and J.C. Randolph. 2006. Herb layer biomass and nutrient contribution to aboveground litter in an Indiana temperate deciduous forest. American Midland Naturalist 157: 11-26.
  • Randolph, J.C., Green, G.M., J. Belmont, T. Burcsu and D. Welch. 2005. Forest ecosystems and the human dimensions. Ch. 5 in Moran, E.F. and E. Ostrom (eds.) Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. MIT Press. Boston, MA. 442 pp.
  • Oliphant, A.J., C.S.B. Grimmond, H.N. Zutter, H.P. Schmid, H.-B. Su, S.L. Scott, B. Offerle, J.C. Randolph and J.L. Ehman. 2004. Observations of energy balance components in a temperate deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 126: 185-201.
  • Curtis, P.S., P.J. Hanson, P. Bolstad, C. Barford, J.C. Randolph, H.P. Schmid, and K.B. Wilson. 2002. Biometric and eddy-covariance based estimates of ecosystem carbon storage in five eastern North American deciduous forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 113: 3-19.
  • Doering, O.C., J.C. Randolph, J. Southworth, and R.A. Pfeifer (eds.) 2002. Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Agricultural Production Systems. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Boston. 267 pp.
  • Ehman, J.L., H.P. Schmid, J.C. Randolph, C.S.B. Grimmond, P.J. Hanson, C.A. Wayson and F.D. Cropley. 2002. An initial intercomparison of micrometerological and ecological inventory estimates of carbon sequestration in a mid-latitude deciduous forest. Global Change Biology 8: 575-589.
  • Moran, E.F., E. Ostrom, and J.C. Randolph. 2002. Ecological Systems and Multitier Human Organization. In Kiel, L.D. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers. Oxford, UK.