Professor Stephen C. Sillett

Publications (Sillett’s graduate students underlined)

Tree structure and function

Chin, A.R.O., S.C. Sillett. 2017. Leaf acclimation to light availability supports rapid growth in tall Picea sitchensis trees. Tree Physiology, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpx027.

Ishii, H.R., S.C. Sillett, A.L. Carroll. 2017. Crown dynamics and wood production of Douglas-fir trees in an old-growth forest. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 157-168.

Chin, A.R.O, S.C. Sillett. 2016. Phenotypic plasticity of leaves enhances water-stress tolerance and promotes hydraulic conductivity in a tall conifer. American Journal of Botany 103: 796-807.

Coonen, E.J., S.C. Sillett. 2015. Separating effects of crown structure and competition for light on trunk growth of Sequoia sempervirens. Forest Ecology and Management 358: 26-40.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt, A.L. Carroll, R.D. Kramer, A.R. Ambrose, D. Trask. 2015. How do tree structure and old age affect growth potential of California redwoods? Ecological Monographs 85: 181-212.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt, R.D. Kramer, A.L. Carroll, G.W. Koch. 2015. Biomass and growth potential of Eucalyptus regnans up to 100 m tall. Forest Ecology and Management 348: 78-91.

Koch, G.W., S.C. Sillett, M.E. Antoine, C.B. Williams. 2015. Growth maximization trumps maintenance of leaf conductance in the tallest angiosperm. Oecologia 177: 321-331.

Kramer, R.D., S.C. Sillett, A.L. Carroll. 2014. Structural development of redwood branches and its effects on wood growth. Tree Physiology 34: 314-330.

Ishii, H., W. Azuma, K. Kuroda, S.C. Sillett. 2014. Pushing the limits to tree height: could foliar water storage compensate for hydraulic constraints in Sequoia sempervirens? Functional Ecology 28: 1087-1093.

Carroll, A.L., S.C. Sillett, R.D. Kramer. 2014. Millennium-scale crossdating and inter-annual climate sensitivities of standing California redwoods. PLOS ONE 9: 1-18.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt, G.W. Koch, A.R. Ambrose, A.L. Carroll, B.M. Mifsud. 2010. Increasing wood production through old age in tall trees. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 976-994.

Ambrose, A.R., S.C. Sillett, G.W. Koch, R. Van Pelt, M.E. Antoine, T.E. Dawson. 2010. Effects of height on treetop transpiration and stomatal conductance in coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). Tree Physiology 30: 1260-1272.

Oldham, A.R., S.C. Sillett, A.M.F. Tomescu, G.W. Koch. 2010. The hydrostatic gradient, not light availability, drives height-related variation in Sequoia sempervirens leaf anatomy. American Journal of Botany 97: 1-12.

Mullin, L.P., S.C. Sillett, G.W. Koch, K.P. Tu, M.E. Antoine. 2009. Physiological consequences of height-related variation in Sequoia sempervirens foliage. Tree Physiology 29: 999-1010.

Ambrose, A.R., S.C. Sillett, T.E. Dawson. 2009. Effects of tree height on branch hydraulics, leaf structure and gas exchange in California redwoods. Plant, Cell & Environment 32: 743-757.

Koch, G.W., S.C. Sillett. 2009. A response to: Limitations within “The Limits to Tree Height.” American Journal of Botany 96: 545-547.

Van Pelt, R., S.C. Sillett. 2008. Crown development throughout the lifespan of coastal Pseudotsuga menziesii, including a conceptual model for tall conifers. Ecological Monographs 78: 283–311.

Woolley, L.P., T.W. Henkel, S.C. Sillett. 2008. Reiteration in the monodominant tropical tree Dicymbe corymbosa and its potential adaptive significance.

Biotropica 40: 32-43.

Ishii, H.T., G.M. Jennings, S.C. Sillett, G.W. Koch. 2008. Hydrostatic constraints on morphological exploitation of light in tall Sequoia sempervirens trees.

Oecologia 156: 751-763.

Koch, G.W., S.C. Sillett, G.M. Jennings, S.D. Davis. 2004. The limits to tree height. Nature 428: 851-854.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt. 2001. A redwood tree whose crown may be the most complex on Earth. Pages 11-18 in M. Labrecque (ed.), L’Arbre 2000. Isabelle Quentin, Montréal, Québec.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt. 2000. A redwood tree whose crown is a forest canopy. Northwest Science 74:34-43.

Forest canopy ecology

Van Pelt, R., S.C. Sillett, W.A. Kruse, J.A. Freund, R.D. Kramer. 2016. Emergent crowns and light-use complementarity lead to global maximum biomass and leaf area in Sequoia sempervirens forests. Forest Ecology and Management 375: 279-308.

Kennedy, J.-P., S.C. Sillett, J.M. Szewczak. 2014. Bat activity across the vertical gradient of an old-growth Sequoia sempervirens forest. Acta Chiropterologica 16: 53-63.

Enloe, H.A., S.A. Quideau, R.C. Graham, S.C. Sillett, S.-W. Oh, R.E. Wasylishen. 2009. Soil organic matter processes in old-growth redwood forest canopies. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74: 161-171.

Sillett, S.C., R. Van Pelt. 2007. Trunk reiteration promotes epiphytes and water storage in an old-growth redwood forest canopy. Ecological Monographs 77: 335-359.

Williams, C.B., S.C. Sillett. 2007. Epiphyte communities on redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in northwestern California, USA. Bryologist 110: 420-452.

Spickler, J.C., S.C. Sillett, S.B. Marks, H.H. Welsh Jr. 2006. Evidence of a new niche for a North American salamander: Aneides vagrans residing in the canopy of old-growth redwood forest. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 1: 16-27.

Enloe, H.A., R.C. Graham, S.C. Sillett. 2006. Arboreal histosols in old-growth redwood forest canopies, northern California. Soil Science Society of America Journal 70: 408-418.

Sillett, S.C., and M.E. Antoine. 2004. Lichens and bryophytes in forest canopies. Pages 151-174 in M.D. Lowman, H.B. Rinker (eds.), Forest Canopies, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Academic Press.

Van Pelt, R., S.C. Sillett, N.M. Nadkarni. 2004. Quantifying and visualizing canopy structure in tall forests: methods and a case study. Pages 49-72 in M.D. Lowman and H.B. Rinker (eds.), Forest Canopies, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Academic Press.

Dial, R.J., S.C. Sillett, M.E. Antoine, J.C. Spickler. 2004. Methods for horizontal movement through forest canopies. Selbyana 25: 151-163.

Ellyson, W.J.T., S.C. Sillett. 2003. Epiphyte communities on Sitka spruce in an old-growth redwood forest. Bryologist 106: 197-211.

Sillett, S.C., M.G. Bailey. 2003. Effects of tree crown structure on biomass of the epiphytic fern Polypodium scouleri in redwood forests. American Journal of Botany 90: 255-261

Sillett, S.C., T.R. Rambo. 2000. Vertical distribution of dominant epiphytes in Douglas-fir forests of the central Oregon Cascades. Northwest Science 74:44-49.

Sillett, S.C., B. McCune, J.E. Peck, T.R. Rambo. 2000. Four years of epiphyte colonization in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 103: 661-669.

Sillett, S.C., B. McCune, J.E. Peck, T.R. Rambo, A. Ruchty. 2000. Dispersal limitations of epiphytic lichens result in species dependent on old-growth forests. Ecological Applications 10: 789-799.

Sawyer, J.O., S.C. Sillett, J.H. Popenoe, A. LaBanca, T. Sholars, D.L. Largent, F.Euphrat, R.F. Noss, R. Van Pelt. 2000. Characteristics of redwood forests. Pages 39-79 in R.F. Noss (ed.), The Redwood Forest: History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Sawyer, J.O., S.C. Sillett, W.J. Libby, T.E. Dawson, J.H. Popenoe, D.L. Largent, R. Van Pelt, S.D. Veirs Jr., R.F. Noss, D.A. Thornburgh, P.D. Tredici. 2000. Redwood trees, communities, and ecosystems: a closer look. Pages 81-118 in R.F. Noss (ed.), The Redwood Forest: History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Sillett, S.C. 1999. Tree crown structure and vascular epiphyte distribution in Sequoia sempervirens rain forest canopies. Selbyana 20:76-97.

Sillett, S.C., M.N. Goslin. 1999. Distribution of epiphytic macrolichens in relation to remnant trees in a multiple-age Douglas-fir forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 29: 1204-1215.

Sillett, S.C., T. Goward. 1998. Ecology and conservation of Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis, a Pacific Northwest endemic lichen. Pages 377-388 in M.G. Glenn, R.C. Harris, R. Dirig, M. S. Cole (eds.), Lichenographia Thomsoniana. Mycotaxon Ltd., Ithaca, NY.

Sillett, S.C., B. McCune. 1998. Survival and growth of cyanolichen transplants in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 101:20-31.

Sillett, S.C. 1997. Distribution and ecology of Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis, an epiphytic cyanolichen endemic to the Pacific Northwest. Pages 254-260 in T.N. Kaye, A. Liston, R.M. Love, D.L. Luoma, R.J. Meinke, M.V. Wilson (eds.), Conservation and Management of Native Plants and Fungi. Native Plant Society of Oregon, Corvallis, OR.

Sillett, S.C., P.N. Neitlich. 1996. Emerging themes in epiphyte research in westside forests with special reference to cyanolichens. Northwest Science 70:54-60.

McCune, B., C.C. Derr, P.S. Muir, A.S. Shirazi, S.C. Sillett, W.J. Daly. 1996. Lichen pendants for transplant and growth experiments. Lichenologist 28:161-169.

Sillett, S.C. 1995. Branch epiphyte assemblages in the forest interior and on the clearcut edge of a 700-year-old forest canopy in western Oregon. Bryologist 98:301-312.

Sillett, S.C., S.R. Gradstein, D. Griffin III. 1995. Bryophyte diversity of Ficus tree crowns from cloud forest and pasture in Costa Rica. Bryologist 98:251-260.

Sillett, S.C. 1994. Growth rates of two epiphytic cyanolichen species at the edge and in the interior of a 700-year-old Douglas-fir forest in the western Cascades of Oregon. Bryologist 97:321-324.