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Michael Gundale

Michael Gundale
My research is focused on understanding how forest plants interact with soils to control a variety of ecosystem services, such as productivity, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity. To accomplish this, I combine several disciplines, including biogeochemistry (particularly the N cycle), microbial ecology, and plant community ecology. A further goal of my research program is to understand how forest environments respond to global and regional change factors (e.g. climate change or biological invaders). Finally, I aim to use new knowledge about forest ecosystem functioning to develop or improve silvicultural and forest management approaches that maintain the stable supply of forest ecosystem services into the future.

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Ph.D. in Forestry. 2005. University of Montana, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, Missoula, Montana, USA.

M.Sc. in Biology (Botany). 2001. Michigan Technological University, Department of Biological Sciences, Houghton, Michigan, USA.

B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology. 1996. University of Montana, School of Forestry, Missoula, Montana, USA.

Publikationer i urval

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2017

Gundale, M.J. D.A. Wardle, P. Kardol, W. van der Putten, and R. Lucas.  Soil handling methods should be selected based on research questions and goals - a response to Reinhart & Rinella (2016,2107).  New Phytologist: 216:18-23. 

Fanin, N., M.J. Gundale, M. Farrell, M. Ciobanu, J. Baldock, M-C. Nilsson, P. Kardol, and D.A. Wardle. Consistent effects of biodiversity loss across contrasting ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution: In press. 

Fajardo, A., and M.J. Gundale. Canopy cover type, and not fine-scale resource availability, explains native and exotic species richness in a landscape affected by anthropogenic fires and posterior land-use change.  Biological Invasions: In press. 

Maaroufi, N., A. Nordin, K. Palmqvist, and M.J. Gundale. 2017.  Nitrogen enrichment impacts on boreal litter decomposition are driven by changes in soil microbiota rather than litter quality.  Scientific Reports: 7:4083. 

Bandau, F., B.R. Albrectsen, R. Julkunen-Tiitto, and M.J. Gundale.  Genotypic variability in Populus tremula L. affects how anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment influences litter decomposition.  Plant and Soil: 410:467-481.

Decker, V.H., Bandau, F., M.J. Gundale, C.T. Cole, and B.R. Albrectsen.  Aspen phenylpropanoid genes' expression levels correlate with genets' tannin richness and vary both in responses to soil nitrogen and associations with phenolic profiles.  Tree Physiology: 37:270-279.

2016

Gundale, M.J., J.P. Almeida, H. Wallander, D.A. Wardle, P. Kardol, M-C. Nilsson, A. Fajardo, A. Pauchard, D. Peltzer, S. Ruotsalainen, B. Mason, and N. Rosenstock. 2016.  Differences in endophyte communities of introduced trees depend on the phylogenetic relatedness of the receiving forest.  Journal of Ecology 104:1219-1232.

Gundale, M.J., M-C Nilsson, N. Pluchon, D. A. Wardle. The effect of biochar management on soil and plant community properties in a boreal forest. Global Change Biology Bioenergy: 8 (4): 687-848.

Kardol, P., C.M. Spitzer, M.J. Gundale, M-C Nilsson, and D.A. Wardle.  Trophic cascades in the bryosphere: The impact of global change factors on top-down control of cyanobacterial N2-fixation. Ecology Letters 19:967-976.

Maaroufi, N.I., Nordin, A., Palmqvist, K., and M.J. Gundale.  Chonic nitrogen deposition has a minor effect on the quantity and quality of aboveground litter in a boreal forest.    PloS ONE 11(8): e0162086.  

Stuiver, B.M., D.A. Wardle, M.J. Gundale, and M-C Nilsson.  Seedling responses to changes in canopy and soil properties during stand development following clear-cutting.  Forest Ecology and Management 378:31-43. 

Kumordzi, B.B., M.J. Gundale.  M-C. Nilsson, and D.A. Wardle.  Shifts in aboveground biomass allocation patterns of dominant shrub species across a strong environmental gradient. PloS ONE: 11 (6): e0157136.    

Lucas, R. R. Sponseller, M.J. Gundale, J. Stendahl, J. Fridman, P. Högberg, and H. Laudon.  2016. Long-term declines in stream and river inorganic nitrogen (N) export correspond to forest change. Ecological Applications 26:545-556.

Ganzlin, P.W., M.J. Gundale, R.E. Becknell, and C.C. Cleveland.  2016. Forest restoration treatments have subtle long-term effects on soil C and N cycling in mixed conifer forests.  Ecological Applications 26:1503-1516.

Sponseller, R.A., M.J. Gundale, M. Futter, E. Ring, A. Nordin, T Näsholm, and H. Laudon.  2016.  Nitrogen dynamics in managed boreal forests: recent advances and future research directions. Ambio 45:175-187.

Pluchon, N., A.G. Vincent, M.J. Gundale, M-C. Nilsson, P. Kardol, and D.A. Wardle.  2016.  The impact of mixtures of charcoal and humus type on decomposition and microbial communities in boreal forests. Applied Soil Ecology 99:40-50.

Meunier, C.L., M.J. Gundale, I.S. Sanchez, and A. Liess. 2016. Impact of nitrogen deposition on forest and lake food webs in nitrogen limited environments. Global Change Biology 22:164-179.

Stuiver, B.M., M.J. Gundale, D.A. Wardle, and M-C. Nilsson. 2015. Nitrogen fixation rates associated with the feather moss Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens during forest stand development following clear-cutting (347:130-139). Forest Ecology and Management 375:309.

De Long, J.R. M. K. Sundqvist, M. J. Gundale, R. Giesler, and D.A. Wardle.  2016. Effects of elevation and fertilization on plant defense compounds in subarctic tundra heath vegetation. Functional Ecology 30:314-325.

2015

Maaroufi, N.I., A. Nordin, N.J. Hasselquist, L.H. Bach, K. Palmqvist, and M.J. Gundale.  2015.  Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition enhances carbon sequestration in boreal soils. Global Change Biology  21: 3169-3180.

Bandau, F., and V.H.G. Decker, M.J. Gundale, and B.R. Albrectsen.  Genotypic tannin levels in Populus tremula impact the way nitrogen enrichment affects growth and allocation responses for some traits and not for others. PloS ONE:10(10): e0140971.  

Fajardo, A. and M.J. Gundale. Combined effects of anthropogenic fires and land-use change on soil properties and processes in Patagonia, Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 357:60-67.

Pluchon, N., S.C. Casetou, P. Kardol, M.J. Gundale, M-C Nilsson, and D.A. Wardle.  Influence of species identity and charring conditions on fire-derived charcoal traits. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45:1669-1675.

Jonsson, M., P. Kardol, M.J. Gundale, S. Bansal, M-C Nilsson, D.M. Metcalf, and D.A. Wardle.  2015. Direct and indirect drivers of moss community structure, function and associated microfauna across a successional gradient. Ecosystems:  18:154-169.

DeLuca, T.H., M.J. Gundale, M.D. MacKenzie, and D.L. Jones.  2015.  Biochar effects on soil nutrient transformations. Chapter 18.  DeLuca, T.H., M.J. Gundale, M.D. MacKenzie, and D.L. Jones.  Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology.  2nd edition.  Earthscan Publications Ltd, London.

Piper, F.I., M.J. Gundale, and A. Fajardo.  2015.  Reduced growth after extreme defoliation of a winter deciduous species is not caused by carbon or nitrogen limitations. Annals of Botany:  115:1093-1103.

Stuiver, B.M., M.J. Gundale, D.A. Wardle, and M-C. Nilsson.  2015.  Nitrogen fixation rates associated with the feather moss Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens during forest stand development following clear-cutting. Forest Ecology and Management: 347:130-139.

2014

Gundale, M.J., P. Kardol, M-C Nilsson, U. Nilsson, R.W. Lucas, and D.A. Wardle. 2014.  Interactions with soil biota shift from negative to positive when a tree species is moved outside its native range. New Phytologist  202: 415-421.    

Gundale, M.J., F. From, L. Back-Holmen, and A. Nordin. 2014. Nitrogen deposition in boreal forests has a minor impact on the global carbon cycle. Global Change Biology 20:276-286.

Gundale, M.J., A. Pauchard, B. Langdon, D.A. Peltzer, B.D. Maxwell, and M.A, and M.A. Nunez. 2014.  Can model species advance the field of invasion ecology? Biological Invasions 16:591-607.

Pluchon, N., M.J. Gundale, M-C. Nilsson, P. Kardol, and D.A. Wardle. 2014.  Stimulation of boreal tree seedling growth by wood-derived charcoal: effects of charcoal properties, seedling species, and soil fertility. Functional Ecology 28:766-775.

Stuiver, B.M., D.A. Wardle, M.J. Gundale, and M-C. Nilsson. 2014. The impact of moss species and biomas on growth ofPinus sylvestris tree seedlings at different precipitation frequencies. Forests 5:1931.1951. 

Kumordzi, B.B., M.J. Gundale, M-C. Nilsson and D.A. Wardle. 2014. Characterizing how within-species variability at the within-community level changes across an island area gradient. Ecosphere: 5(3):1-17.

Bokhorst, S., D.A. Wardle, M-C. Nilsson, and M.J. Gundale. 2014.  The effect of plant species and functional group removal on soil arthropod communities along a boreal forest chronosequence. Plant and Soil  379:121-133.

2013

Gundale, M.J., L. Back-Holmen, and A. Nordin. 2013.  The impact of simulated chronic nitrogen deposition on the biomass and N2-fixation activity of two boreal feather moss-cyanobacteria associations. Biology Letters 9:20130797.

Lindo, Z., M-C. Nilsson, and M.J. Gundale. 2013. Bryophyte-cyanobacteria associations as regulators of the northern latitude carbon balance in response to global change. Global Change Biology 19:2022-2035.

Wardle. D.A., M.J. Gundale, A. Jäderlund, and M-C. Nilsson.  2013.  Decoupled long term effects of nutrient enrichment on aboveground and belowground properties in subalpine tundra. Ecology 94: 904-919.

2012

Gundale, M.J., M. Nilsson, S. Bansal, and A. Jäderlund. 2012. The interactive effects of temperature and light on biological nitrogen fixation in boreal forests. New Phytologist 194:454-463.

Gundale, M.J., Hyodo, F., Nilsson, M-C. and Wardle, D.A.  2012.  Nitrogen niches revealed through species and functional group removal in a boreal shrub community. Ecology 93:1695-2005.

Gundale, M.J., Wardle, D.A., Nilsson, M-C. 2012.  The effect of altered macro-climate on N-fixation by boreal feather moses. Biology Letters 8:805-808.

McIntosh, A.C.S., Macdonald, S.E. and Gundale, M.J.  2012.  Tree species versus regional controls on ecosystem properties and processes: an example using introduced Pinus contorta in Swedish boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42:1228-38.

Wardle, D. A., Jonsson, M., Bansal, S., Bardgett, R. D., Gundale, M. J. and D. B. Metcalfe. 2012. Linking vegetation change, carbon sequestration and biodiversity: insights from island ecosystems in a long term natural experiment. Journal of Ecology 100: 16-30.

Sundqvist, M.K., D.A. Wardle, E. Olofsson, R. Giesler, and M.J. Gundale. 2010. Chemical properties of plant litter in response to elevation: subarctic vegetation challenges phenolic allocation theories. Functional Ecology 26: 1090-1099.

2011

Gundale, M.J.,  A. Fajardo, R.W. Lucas, M-C- Nilsson, and D.A. Wardle.  2011.  Resource heterogeneity does not explain the diversity-productivity relationship across a boreal island fertility gradient. Ecography 34: 887-896.

Gundale, M.J., T.H. DeLuca, and A. Nordin.  2011.  Bryophytes attenuate anthropogenic nitrogen inputs in boreal forests. Global Change Biology 17:2743-2753.

 2010

Gundale, M.J., D.A. Wardle, and M-C. Nilsson. 2010.  Vascular plant removal effects on biological N-fixation vary across a boreal forest island gradient. Ecology 91: 1704-1714.

Gundale, M.J., Sverker, J., Albrectsen, B.R., Nilsson, M.C., and D.A. Wardle. 2010. Variation in protein complexation capacity among and within six plant species across a boreal forest chronosequence. Plant Ecology 211:253-266.

2009

Gundale, M.J., H. Gustafsson, and M-C. Nilsson. 2009. The sensitivity of N-fixation by a cyanobacteria-feathermoss association to litter and moisture variability in young and old boreal forests.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research39:2542-2549.

Gundale, M.J. 2009.  Nitrogen Cycling and Environmental Change in Cold Climate Ecosystems.  In: Jacobsson, R. (eds). THULE 2009.  Kugl. Skytteanska Samfundet.  Umeå, Sweden.  (ISBN: 978 91 86438 36 4)

 2008

DeLuca, T.H., M.D. MacKenzie, and M.J. Gundale. 2008. Bio-char effects on soil nutrient transformation. Chapter 14. In: Lehmann, J. and Joseph, S. (eds). Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology. Earthscan Publications Ltd, London. (ISBN: 978 1 84407 658 1).

DeLuca T.H., Zackrisson O, Gundale M.J., and Nilsson M-C. (2008) Ecosystem feedbacks and nitrogen fixation in Boreal forests. Science 320:1181. 

Gundale, M.J., S. Sutherland, and T.H. DeLuca.  2008.  Fire, native species, and soil resource interactions influence the spatio-temporal invasion pattern of Bromus tectorum. Ecography 31:201-210. 

 2007

Gundale, M.J. and T.H. DeLuca.  2007.  Charcoal effects on soil solution chemistry and growth of Koeleria macrantha in the ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir ecosystem.  Biology and Fertility of Soils: 43:303-311. 

 2006

Gundale, M.J. and T.H. DeLuca.  2006. Temperature and source material influence ecological attributes of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir charcoal.  Forest Ecology and Management  231: 86-93. 

Gundale, M.J., K.L. Metlen, C.E. Fiedler, and T.H. DeLuca.  2006.  Nitrogen spatial heterogeneity influences diversity following ponderosa pine restoration.  Ecological Applications 16:479-489. 

DeLuca, T. H., M.D. MacKenzie, and M.J. Gundale.  2006. Wildfire-produced charcoal directly influences nitrogen cycling in forest ecosystems. Soil Science Society Journal 70:448-453.

2005

Gundale, M.J., W.H. Jolly, and T.H. DeLuca.  2005.  The susceptibility of a northern hardwood forest to exotic earthworm invasion.  Conservation Biology 19:1075-1083. 

Gundale, M.J., T.H. DeLuca, C.E. Fiedler, P.W. Ramsay, M.G. Harrington, and J.E. Gannon.  2005.  Restoration management in a Montana ponderosa pine forest:  Effects on soil physical, chemical and biological properties.  Forest Ecology and Management 213:25-38.

2002

Gundale, M.J.  2002.  The influence of exotic earthworms on the soil organic horizon and the rare fern Botrychium mormo.  Conservation Biology 16:1555-1561. 

 

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