Donald Zobel

Emeritus Professor of Botany
zobeld [at]

Office: 541-737-5280

Cordley Hall

Cordley Hall 1092

2701 SW Campus Way

2701 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Recent Publications

Zobel, D.B. and J.A. Antos.  2009.  Species properties and recovery from disturbance: Forest herbs buried by volcanic tephra. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:  650-662.

Zobel, D.B. 2011. Beyond the methods manual.  Some things to know while you work on your first research project. Himalayan Journal of Sciences Online Publication No. 2011-1.  6 pages.

Poudyal, K., Jha, P.K., and Zobel, D.B. 2012a. Role of wood water properties and leaf dynamics in phenology and response to drought in evergreen Himalayan trees. Ecoprint, 19: 71-84.

Poudyal, K., Jha, P.K., and Zobel, D.B. 2012b. Pressure-volume curve analysis in five Himalayan  tree species. Physiological Ecology and Environmental Science, 3(1&2): 1-     11.

Zobel, D.B. and J.A. Antos.  2016. Flowering patterns of understory herbs thirty years after disturbance of subalpine old-growth forests by tephra from Mount St. Helens. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177 (2):  145-156.

Zobel, DB.  2016.  Planting guidelines for Port-Orford-cedar based on cruise data from early 20th-century forests. Forest Science  62 (1): 92-98.

Fischer, D, J A Antos, W G Grandy, D B Zobel. 2016.  A little disturbance goes a long way: 33-year understory successional responses to a thin tephra deposit. Forest Ecology and Management  382: 236-243.

Zobel, D.B., and J.A. Antos. 2017. Community reorganization in forest understories buried by volcanic tephra. Ecosphere 8(12):e02045.  Doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2045

Zobel, D.B. and J.A. Antos.  2018.  Forest understory buried by volcanic tephra:  Inertia, resilience and the pattern of community redevelopment.  Pages 113-125 in C Crisafulli and V Dale, eds. Ecological Responses at Mount St. Helens:  Revisited 35 years after the 1980 Eruption.  Springer, New York.  DOI

Watt, A.J., D.G. Fischer, J.A. Antos and D.B. Zobel.  2018.  Leaf-level physiology in four subalpine understory plants in tephra-impacted forests during drought.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48: 431-441.

Zobel, D.B. 2018.  Environmental relationships in forests of early 20th century Coos County, Oregon, based on timber cruise data.  Northwest Science 92 (3):  203-223.

Fischer, D.G., J.A. Antos, A. Biswas and D.B. Zobel.  2019.  Understorey succession after burial by tephra from Mount St. Helens. Journal of Ecology 107 (2): 531-544. 2018;00:1-14.

Chang, C.C., C.B. Halpern, J.A. Antos, M.L. Avolio, A. Biswas, J.E. Cook, R. del Moral. D.G. Fischer. A. Holz, R.J. Pabst, M.E. Swanson, D.B. Zobel.  2019.  Testing conceptual models of early plant succession across a disturbance gradient. Journal of Ecology 107 (2): 517-530. 2019;00:1–14. https://doi. org/10.1111/1365-2745.13120

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Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
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