Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

2021

Hoban, S., C.D. Campbell, J. da Silva, R. Ekblom, W.C. Funk, B. Garner, J.A. Godoy, F. Kershaw, A.J. MacDonald , J. Mergeay, M. Minter, D. O’Brien, I. Paz-Vinas, S.K. Pearson, S. Perez-Espona, K.M. Potter, I.M. Russo, G. Segelbacher, C. Vernesi, and M.E. Hunter. 2021. Genetic diversity is considered important but interpreted narrowly in country reports to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Current actions and indicators are insufficient. Biological Conservation. 261(2021):109233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109233.

Anderson, S.M., L.S. Heath, M.R. Emery, J.A. Hicke, J. Littell, A. Lucier, J.G. Masek, D.L. Peterson, R. Pouyat, K.M. Potter, G. Robertson, and J. Sperry. 2021. Developing a set of indicators to identify, monitor, and track impacts and change in the forests of the United States. Climatic Change.165:13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-02993-6.

 

2020

Pike, C., K.M. Potter, P. Berrang, B.S. Crane, J. Baggs, L. Leites, and T. Luther. 2020. New seed collection zones for the eastern United States: The Eastern Seed Zone Forum. Journal of Forestry. https://doi.org/10.1093/jofore/fvaa013.

 

2019

Potter, K.M., M.E. Escanferla, R.M. Jetton, G. Man, and B.S. Crane. 2019. Prioritizing the conservation needs of United States tree species: Evaluating vulnerability to forest insect and disease threats. Global Ecology and Conservation. 18(2019):e00622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00622.

Potter, K.M., M.E. Escanferla, R.M. Jetton, and G. Man. 2019. Insect and disease threats to United States tree species and geographic patterns of their potential impacts. Forests. 10(4). https://doi.org/10.3390/f10040304.

Guo, Q., S. Fei, K.M. Potter, A.M. Liebhold, and J. Wen. 2019. Tree diversity regulates forest pest invasion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(15):7382-7386. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1821039116.

Guo, Q., K.M. Potter, F.H. Koch, and K.H. Riitters. 2019. Impacts of nonnative species on the health of natural and planted forests. Forests. 10 (5):366-369. https://doi.org/10.3390/f10050366.

 

2018

Iannone, B.V., K.M. Potter, Q. Guo, I. Jo, C.M. Oswalt, and S. Fei. 2018. Environmental harshness drives spatial heterogeneity in biotic resistance. NeoBiota. 40:87-105. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.40.28558.

Guo, Q., K.H. Riitters, and K.M. Potter. 2018. A subcontinental analysis of forest fragmentation and pest invasion. Forests. 9(12):744. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9120744.

Riitters, K.H., K.M. Potter, B.V. Iannone, C.M. Oswalt, Q. Guo, and S. Fei. 2018. Exposure of protected forest to plant invasions in the eastern United States. Forests. 9(11):723. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9110723.

Potter, K.M. Do United States protected areas effectively conserve forest tree rarity and evolutionary distinctiveness? Biological Conservation. 224:34-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.05.007.

Siry, J., F.W. Cubbage, K.M. Potter, and K. McGinley. 2018. Current perspectives on sustainable forest management: North America. Current Forestry Reports. 4(3):138-149. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-018-0079-2.

Maguire, K.C., D.J. Shinneman, K.M. Potter, and V.D. Hipkins. 2018. Intraspecific niche models for ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) suggest potential variability in population-level response to climate shifts. Systematic Biology. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syy017.

Riitters, K., K.M. Potter, B.V. Iannone, C.M. Oswalt, S. Fei, and Q. Guo. 2018. Landscape correlates of forest plant invasions: A high-resolution analysis across the eastern United States. Diversity and Distributions. 24:274-284. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12680.

Jo, I., K.M. Potter, G. Domke, and S. Fei. 2018. Dominant forest tree mycorrhizal type mediates understory plant invasions. Ecology Letters. 21:217-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12884.

 

2017

Potter, K.M., A.R. Campbell, S.A. Josserand, C.D. Nelson, and R.M. Jetton. 2017. Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana), an imperiled Southern Appalachian endemic conifer. Tree Genetics & Genomes. 13(105). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-017-1189-x.

Fei, S., J.M. Desprez, K.M. Potter, I. Jo, J.A. Knott, and C.M. Oswalt. 2017. Divergence of species responses to climate change. Science Advances. 3(5):e1603055. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1603055.

Prasad, A.M. and K.M. Potter. 2017. Macro-scale assessment of demographic and environmental variation within genetically derived evolutionary lineages of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled conifer of the eastern United States. Biodiversity and Conservation. 26(9):2223-2249. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-017-1354-4.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, A. Bower, D.F. Jacobs, G. Man, V.D. Hipkins, and M. Westwood. 2017. Banking on the future: Progress, challenges and opportunities for the genetic conservation of forest trees. New Forests. 48(2):153-180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-017-9582-8.

Potter, K.M., B.S. Crane, and W.W. Hargrove. 2017. A United States national prioritization framework for tree species vulnerability to climate change. New Forests. 48(2):275-300. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-017-9569-5.

Hastings, J.M., K.M. Potter, F.H. Koch, M. Megalos, and R.M. Jetton. 2017. Prioritizing conservation seed banking locations for imperiled hemlock species using multi-attribute frontier mapping. New Forests. 48(2):301-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-017-9575-7.

Willyard, A., D. Gernandt, K.M. Potter, V.D. Hipkins, P. Marquart, M.F. Maholovich, S.K. Langer, F. Telewski, B. Cooper, C. Douglas, K. Finch, H. Karemera, J. Lefler, P. Lea, and A. Wofford. 2017. Pinus ponderosa: A checkered past obscured four species. American Journal of Botany. 104(1):161-181. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1600336.

Guo, G., B.V. Iannone, G.C. Nunez-Mir, K.M. Potter, C.M. Oswalt, and S. Fei. 2017. Species pool, human population, and global vs. regional invasion patterns. Landscape Ecology. 32(2):229-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-016-0475-6.

Russell, M.B., C.W. Woodall, K.M. Potter, B.F. Walters, G.M. Domke, and C.M. Oswalt. 2017. Interactions between white-tailed deer density and the composition of forest understories in the northern United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 384:26-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.038.

 

2016

Iannone, B.V., K.M. Potter, Q. Guo, A.M. Liebhold, B.C. Pijanowski, C.M. Oswalt, and S. Fei. 2016. Biological invasion hotspots: A trait-based perspective reveals new sub-continental patterns. Ecography. 39:961-969. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.01973.

Shinneman, Douglas J., E. Means, K.M. Potter, and V.D. Hipkins. 2016. Exploring climate niches of ponderosa pine haplotypes in the western United States: Insight into evolutionary history and implications for future conservation. PLOS One. 11(3):e0151811. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0151811.

Potter, K.M., F.H. Koch, C.M. Oswalt, and B.V. Iannone. 2016. Data, data everywhere: Detecting spatial patterns in fine-scale ecological information collected across a continent. Landscape Ecology.31:67-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0295-0.

Iannone, B.V., K.M. Potter, K-A. Dixon Hamil, W. Huang, H. Zhang, Q. Guo, C.M. Oswalt, C.W. Woodall, and S. Fei. 2016. Evidence of biotic resistance to invasions in forests of the Eastern USA. Landscape Ecology. 31:85-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0280-7.

Fei, S., Q. Guo, and K.M. Potter. 2016. Macrosystems ecology: Novel methods and new understanding of multi-scale patterns and processes. Landscape Ecology. 31:1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-015-0315-0.

 

2015

Guo, Q., S. Fei, J.S. Dukes, C.M. Oswalt, B.V. Iannone, and K.M. Potter. 2015. A unified approach to quantify invisibility and degree of invasion. Ecology. 95(10):2613-2621. https://doi.org/10.1890/14-2172.1.sm.

Iannone, B.V., C.M. Oswalt, A.M. Liebhold, Q. Guo, K.M. Potter, G.C. Nunez-Mir, S.N. Oswalt, B.C. Pijanowski, and S. Fei. 2015. Region-specific patterns and drivers of macroscale forest plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions.21:1181-1192. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12354.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2015. Nuclear genetic variation across the range of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa): Phylogeographic, taxonomic, and conservation implications. Tree Genetics & Genomes.11:3. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-015-0865-y.

Oswalt, C.M., S. Fei, G. Guo, B.V. Iannone, S. Oswalt, B.C. Pijanowski, and K.M. Potter. 2015. A subcontinental view of forest plant invasions using national inventory data. NeoBiota.24:49-54. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.24.8378.

 

2014

Potter, K.M., and F.H. Koch. 2014. Phylogenetic community structure of forests across the conterminous United States: Regional ecological patterns and forest health implications. Forest Science. 60(5):851-861. https://doi.org/10.5849/forsci.13-115.

Potter, K.M., and C.W. Woodall. 2014. Does biodiversity make a difference? Relationships between species richness, evolutionary diversity, and aboveground live tree biomass across U.S. forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 321:117-129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2013.06.026.

 

2013

Potter, K.M., and W.W. Hargrove. 2013. Quantitative metrics for assessing predicted climate change pressure on North American tree species. Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resources Sciences. 5(2):151-169.

Prestemon, J. P., K.L. Abt, K.M. Potter, and F.H. Koch. 2013. A West-wide financial assessment of timber salvage opportunities in response to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 28(4):143-153. https://doi.org/10.5849/wjaf.12-032.

Potter, K.M., V.D. Hipkins, M.F. Mahalovich, and R.E. Means. 2013. Mitochondrial DNA haplotype distribution patterns in Pinus ponderosa (Pinaceae): Range-wide evolutionary history and implications for conservation. American Journal of Botany. 100(8):1-18. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1300039.

 

2012

Potter, K.M., and W.W. Hargrove. 2012. Determining suitable locations for seed transfer under climate change: A global quantitative method. New Forests. 43(5-6):581-599. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-012-9322-z.

Potter, K.M., and C.W. Woodall. 2012. Trends in tree evolutionary diversity across life stages indicate change in regional forest biodiversity. Ecological Applications. 22(2):517-531. https://doi.org/10.1890/10-2137.1.

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, V.D. Hipkins, W.A. Whittier, and J. Rhea. 2012. Widespread inbreeding and unexpected geographic patterns of genetic variation in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled North American conifer. Conservation Genetics. 13(2):475-498. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-011-0301-2.

 

2010

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2010. Evolutionary history of two endemic Appalachian conifers revealed using microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics. 11(4):1499-1513. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-009-9980-3.

 

2009

Dvorak, W.S., K.M. Potter, V.D. Hipkins, and G.R. Hodge. 2009. Genetic diversity and gene exchange in Pinus oocarpa, a Mesoamerican pine with resistance to the pitch canker fungus (Fusarium circinatum). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170(5):609-626. https://doi.org/10.1086/597780.

 

2008

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, S.A. Josserand, and C.D. Nelson. 2008. Genetic variation and population structure in Fraser fir (Abies fraseri): A microsatellite assessment of young trees. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 38:2128-2137. https://doi.org/10.1139/X08-064.

Josserand, S.A., K.M. Potter, C.S. Echt, and C.D. Nelson. 2008. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana). Molecular Ecology Resources. 6:65-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02294.x.

Potter, K.M., W.S. Dvorak, B.S. Crane, V.D. Hipkins, R.M. Jetton, W.A. Whittier, and R. Rhea. 2008. Allozyme variation and recent evolutionary history of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in the southeastern United States. New Forests. 35:131-145. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-007-9067-2.

 

2006

Josserand, S., K.M. Potter, G. Johnson, J.A. Bowen, J. Frampton, and C.D. Nelson. 2006. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in Fraser fir (Abies fraseri). Molecular Ecology Notes. 6:65-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01138.x.

 

2005

Potter, K.M., F.W. Cubbage, and R.H. Schaberg. 2005. The best landscape predictors of water quality depend on watershed size. Landscape and Urban Planning. 71:77-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2004.02.001.

 

2004

Potter, K.M., F.W. Cubbage, G.B. Blank, and R.H. Schaberg. 2004. A watershed-scale model for predicting nonpoint pollution risk in North Carolina. Environmental Management. 34(1):62-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-004-0117-7.

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Government Publications (Editor)

 

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2021. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2020. General Technical Report SRS-261. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 211 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2020. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2019. General Technical Report SRS-250. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 189 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2019. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2018. General Technical Report SRS-239. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 168 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2018. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2017. General Technical Report SRS-233. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 190 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2017. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2016. General Technical Report SRS-222. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 195 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2016. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2015. General Technical Report SRS-213. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 199 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2015. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2014. General Technical Report SRS-209. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 190 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2015. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2013. General Technical Report SRS-207. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 199 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2014. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2012. General Technical Report SRS-198. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 192 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2013. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-185. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 149 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2013. Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2010. General Technical Report SRS-176. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 162 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2012. Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-167. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 252 p.

Potter, K.M., and B.L. Conkling, editors. 2012. Forest Health Monitoring 2008 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-158. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 179 p.

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Government Reports (Author)

Potter, K.M. 2021. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2020. General Technical Report SRS-261. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 7-24.

Potter, K.M., J.L. Paschke, F.H. Koch, and E.M. Berryman. 2021. Broad-scale patterns of insect and disease activity across the 50 United States from the national insect and disease survey, 2019. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2020. General Technical Report SRS-261. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 27-57.

Potter, K.M. 2020. Broad-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence across the 50 United States and the Caribbean territories, 2019. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2020. General Technical Report SRS-261. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 59-84.

Potter, K.M. 2020. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2019. General Technical Report SRS-250. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 5-24.

Potter, K.M., J.L. Paschke, F.H. Koch, and E.M. Berryman. 2020. Broad-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2018. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2019. General Technical Report SRS-250. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 27-55.

Potter, K.M. 2020. Broad-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence across the 50 United States and the Caribbean territories, 2018. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2019. General Technical Report SRS-250. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 57-82.

Potter, K.M., J.C. Canavin, and F.H. Koch. 2020. A forest health retrospective: National and regional results from 20 years of insect and disease survey data. Chapter 6 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2019. General Technical Report SRS-250. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 125-149.

Potter, K.M. 2019. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2018. General Technical Report SRS-239. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-18.

Potter, K.M., J.L. Paschke, F.H. Koch, and M. Zweifler. 2019. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2017. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2018. General Technical Report SRS-239. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 21-49.

Potter, K.M. 2019. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence across the 50 United States and the Caribbean territories, 2017. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2018. General Technical Report SRS-239. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 51-76.

Riitters, K.H., and K.M. Potter. 2019. The invasiveness and invasibility of Eastern U.S. forest types. Chapter 6 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2018. General Technical Report SRS-239. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 115-124.

Potter, K.M. 2018. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2017. General Technical Report SRS-233. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 7-20.

Potter, K.M., J.L. Paschke, and M. Zweifler. 2018. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2016. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2017. General Technical Report SRS-233. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 23-44.

Potter, K.M. 2018. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, 2016. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2017. General Technical Report SRS-233. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 45-64.

Potter, K.M. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2016. General Technical Report SRS-222. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-18.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2017. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2015. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2016. General Technical Report SRS-222. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 21-42.

Potter, K.M. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, 2015. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2016. General Technical Report SRS-222. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 43-62.

Westwood, M., A. Frances, G. Man, D. Pivorunas, and K.M. Potter. 2017. Coordinating the IUCN Red List of North American tree species: A special session at the USFS gene conservation of tree species workshop. Gene Conservation of Tree Species—Banking on the Future. Proceedings of a Workshop. R.A. Sniezko, G. Man, V. Hipkins, K. Woeste, D. Gwaze, J.T. Kliejunas, and B.A. McTeague, tech. coords. Chicago, Illinois, May 16-19, 2016. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-963. Portland, Oregon: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 12-23.

Crane, B.S. and K.M. Potter. 2017. USDA Forest Service Southern Region: It’s all about GRITS. Gene Conservation of Tree Species—Banking on the Future. Proceedings of a Workshop. R.A. Sniezko, G. Man, V. Hipkins, K. Woeste, D. Gwaze, J.T. Kliejunas, and B.A. McTeague, tech. coords. Chicago, Illinois, May 16-19, 2016. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-963. Portland, Oregon: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 111-112.

Potter, K.M. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2015. General Technical Report SRS-213. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-17.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2016. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease survey, 2014. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2015. General Technical Report SRS-213. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 21-40.

Potter, K.M. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, 2014. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2015. General Technical Report SRS-213. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 41-60.

Heath, L.S., S. Anderson, M.R. Emery, J.A. Hicke, J. Littell, A. Lucier, J. Masek, D. Peterson, R. Pouyat, K.M. Potter, G. Robertson, J. Sperry, K. Cordell, M. Mockrin, S. Stewart, A. Bytnerowicz, L. Geiser, S. Jovan, R. Musselman, and B. Schulz. 2015. Indicators for Climate Change Impacts for Forests: National Climate Assessment Indicators. General Technical Report NRS-155. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 143 p.

Potter, K.M. 2015. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2014. General Technical Report SRS-209. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-16.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2015. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States, Alaska and Hawaii from the national insect and disease survey, 2013. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2014. General Technical Report SRS-209. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 19-38.

Potter, K.M. 2015. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2013. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2014. General Technical Report SRS-209. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 39-55.

Potter, K.M., W.W. Hargrove, and F.H. Koch. 2015. Assessing forest tree risk of extinction and genetic degradation from climate change (SO-EM-09-01). Chapter 17 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2014. General Technical Report SRS-209. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 177-184.

Potter, K.M. 2015. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2013. General Technical Report SRS-207. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-15.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2015. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease survey, 2012. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2013. General Technical Report SRS-207. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 19-36.

Potter, K.M. 2015. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2012. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2013. General Technical Report SRS-207. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 37-53.

Potter, K.M. 2014. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2012. General Technical Report SRS-198. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-15.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2014. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease survey, 2011. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2012. General Technical Report SRS-198. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 19-34.

Potter, K.M. 2014. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2011. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2012. General Technical Report SRS-198. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 35-48.

Potter, K.M. 2013. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-185. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-12.

Potter, K.M., and J.L. Paschke. 2013. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease detection survey database, 2010. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-185. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 15-28.

Potter, K.M. 2013. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2010. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-185. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 29-40.

Potter, K.M. 2013. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2010. General Technical Report SRS-176. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 5-12.

Potter, K.M. 2013. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease detection survey, 2009. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2010. General Technical Report SRS-176. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 15-29.

Potter, K.M. 2013. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2009. Chapter 3 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring: National Status, Trends and Analysis, 2010. General Technical Report SRS-176. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 31-39.

Potter, K.M., and B.S. Crane. 2012. “Silviculture and the Assessment of Climate Change Genetic Risk for Southern Appalachian Forest Tree Species.” Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference (BSSRC). J.R. Butnor, ed. Charleston, South Carolina, February 15, 2011. General Technical Report SRS-156. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 257-258.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-167. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 9-18.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska from the national insect and disease detection survey database, 2007 and 2008. Chapter 4 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-167. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 63-78.

Potter, K.M., and W.D. Smith. 2012. Large-scale assessment of invasiveness and potential for ecological impact by non-native tree species. Chapter 5 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-167. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 79-94.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2001-08. Chapter 9 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2009 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-167. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 151-162.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Introduction. Chapter 1 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2008 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-158. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 9-19.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Evolutionary diversity and phylogenic community structure of forest trees across the conterminous United States. Chapter 2 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2008 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-158. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 21-38.

Potter, K.M., Koch, F.H. 2012. Large-scale patterns of insect and disease activity in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2006. Chapter 5 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2008 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-158. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 63-72.

Potter, K.M. 2012. Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2005-07. Chapter 6 in K.M. Potter and B.L. Conkling, eds., Forest Health Monitoring 2008 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-158. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 73-83.

Potter, K.M. 2011. Summary. Chapter 9 in B.L. Conkling, ed., Forest Health Monitoring 2007 National Technical Report. General Technical Report SRS-147. Asheville, North Carolina: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. pp. 155-157.

Potter, K.M., W.W. Hargrove, and F.H. Koch. 2010. Predicting climate change extirpation risk for central and southern Appalachian forest tree species. Proceedings from the Conference on Ecology and Management of High-Elevation Forests of the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains. J.S. Rentch and T.M. Schuler, eds. Snowshoe, West Virginia, May 14-15, 2009. General Technical Report NRS-P-64. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. pp. 179-189.

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, W.A. Whittier, K.M. Potter, and R. Rhea. 2009. Genetics and conservation of hemlock species threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid. Proceedings of the 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, 2009, Katherine McManus and Kurt Gottschalk, eds. Annapolis, Maryland, Jan. 13-16, 2009. General Technical Report NRS-P-51. Newtown Station, Pennsylvania: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. pp. 39-40.

 

 

Professional Publications and Conference Proceedings

 

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2015. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Regnier Ponderosa-Pinyon Pine Natural Area, Oklahoma. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 10 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Glacier National Park, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Yosemite National Park, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Lava Beds National Monument, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) within the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Saguaro National Park, Arizona. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 7 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites within the Proposed Wah Wah Mountains Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Millard County and Iron County, Utah. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 9 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Square S Gulch Site, Rio Blanco County, and Douglas Mountain Site, Moffat County, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 8 p.

Potter, K.M.,V.D. Hipkins, and R. Means. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites in the Big Hole River Region, Beaverhead County, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 9 p.

Riitters, K., K.M. Potter, and B. Tkacz. 2013. Forest Health Monitoring in the United States: Focus on National Reports. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Forest Health. Seoul, South Korea, September 25, 2013. pp. 12-27.

Devine, W., C. Aubry, J. Miller, K.M. Potter, and A. Bower. 2012. Climate change and forest trees in the Pacific Northwest: guide to vulnerability assessment methodology. Olympia, Washington: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region. 49 p. http://ecoshare.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/CCFT_Methodology.pdf.

Jetton, R.M., W.S. Dvorak, K.M. Potter, W.A. Whittier, and J. Rhea. 2011. Genetics and conservation of hemlock species threatened by the hemlock woolly adelgid. Proceedings of the 30th Southern Tree Improvement Conference, Amy Brunner, ed. Blacksburg, Virginia, May 31-June 3, 2009. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, pp. 81-87.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Sites within the Proposed Wah Wah Mountains Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), Millard County and Iron County, Utah. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 6 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Square S Gulch Site, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 4 p.

Hipkins, V.D., K.M. Potter, and R. Means. 2011. Genetic Assessment of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) at the Big Hole Site, Beaverhead County, Montana. Placerville, California: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Forest Genetics Laboratory (NFGEL). 6 p.

Potter K.M., and B.S. Crane. 2010. Forest Tree Genetic Risk Assessment System: A Tool for Conservation Decision-Making in Changing Times. User Guide, Version 1.2. USDA Forest Service, Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Center, Asheville, North Carolina. [Online]. http://www.forestthreats.org/current-projects/project-summaries/genetic-risk-assessment-system-description-120610.pdf. [Date accessed: January 6, 2011].

Potter, K.M., R.M. Jetton, W.S. Dvorak, J. Frampton, and J. Rhea. 2010. Ex situ seed collection represents genetic variation present in natural stands of Carolina hemlock. pp. 181-190 in B. Onken and R. Reardon, compilers, Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-19, 2010. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2010-07, Morgantown, West Virginia, pp. 181-190.

Potter, K.M. 2009. From genes to ecosystems: Measuring evolutionary diversity and community structure with Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data. Proceedings of the 2008 Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium, Will McWilliams, Gretchen Moisen, and Ray Czaplewski, comps. Park City, Utah, Oct. 21-23, 2008. RMRS-P-56CD. Fort Collins, Colorado: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 1 CD.

Jetton, R.M., W.A. Whittier, W.S. Dvorak and K.M. Potter. 2008. Status of ex situ conservation efforts for eastern and Carolina hemlock in the southeastern United States. pp. 81-89 in: B. Onken and R. Reardon, eds., Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, FHTET-2008-01, Morgantown, WV, 299 p.

Potter, K.M., and J. Frampton. 2005. An ex situ gene conservation plan for Fraser fir. Proceedings of the 28th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Steven E. McKeand and Bailian Li, eds. Raleigh, North Carolina, June 21-23, 2005. pp. 148-159.

Potter, K.M., J. Frampton, and J.R. Sidebottom. 2005. Impacts of balsam woolly adelgid on the Southern Appalachian spruce-fir ecosystem and on the North Carolina Christmas tree industry. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Eastern United States, Brad Onken and Richard Reardon, eds. Asheville, North Carolina, Feb. 1, 2005. pp. 25-41.

Potter, K.M., and J. Frampton. 2003. Fraser fir: A natural Christmas tree threatened in its native stands. American Christmas Tree Journal. 47(5):22-28.

Potter, K.M., and J. Frampton. 2003. Genetic variation in Fraser fir mortality due to Phytophthora root rot. Proceedings of the 27th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, Craig R. McKinley, ed. Stillwater, Oklahoma, June 24-27, 2003. pp. 72-74.

Hess, G.R., S.D. Daley, B.K. Dennison, S.R. Lubkin, R.P. McGuinn, V.Z. Morin, K.M. Potter, R.E. Savage, W.G. Shelton, C.M. Snow, and B.M. Wrege. 2001. Just what is sprawl, anyway? Carolina Planning. 26(2):11-26.

 

 

Book Reviews

 

Potter, K.M. 2012. Book review: Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management. Landscape Ecology. 27(3):467-468. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-011-9679-y.

 Potter, K.M. 2006. Book review: Biological Resources and Migration. Landscape Ecology. 21(4):625-626.

 

 

Popular Publications

 

More than 80 news releases during four-year tenure in North Carolina State University ’s News Services office. These releases promoted, to local, state, and national media representatives, NC State University biological, natural resources, and physical science research advances; technology transfer efforts; and educational programs.

These news releases resulted in news stories in USA Today, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Popular Mechanics, Business Week, ESPN: The Magazine, National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, New York Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, and other major media outlets.

Several dozen bylined stories in The (Raleigh) News & Observer from December 1996 to November 1997, including “The futile war on fire ants” (Oct. 25, 1997), “Stalkers of the Coastal Plain” (about North Carolina’s carnivorous flora, June 30, 1997), and “Hurricane Fran’s latest legacy: Rash of poison ivy” (June 11, 1997).

A weekly nonpartisan political analysis column in the 50,000-circulation Waterloo/Cedar Falls ( Iowa ) Courier newspaper, from September 1994 through November 1996. These columns described, among other things, behind-the-scenes political wrangling at the Iowa Statehouse, the national influence of Iowa’s members of Congress, the activities and prospects of Republican and Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, and the impact of legislation on the Courier’s northeast Iowa readership.

Several hundred news stories on state and national politics and public policy in Iowa while political reporter at the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier (September 1994-November 1996). These include between three and six news stories filed each day while the Iowa General Assembly was in session, and many covering the 1996 first-in-the-nation Iowa presidential caucuses, the 1996 Democratic and Republican national conventions, and the 1994 and 1996 primary and general elections.