Book Chapters

Martin, T.A., D.C. Adams, M.J. Cohen, R.M. Crandall, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, J.A. Smith, and J.G. Vogel. 2017. Managing Florida’s plantation forests in a changing climate. In: E.P. Chassignet, J.M. Jones, V. Misra, and J. Obeysekera, Eds. Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, and Impacts. Florida Climate Institute, Gainesville, Florida. pp. 269-295.

K.H. Johnsen, T. Keyser, J.R. Butnor, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, D.J. Kaczmarek, C.A. Maier, H.R. McCarthy and G. Sun. 2014. Forest productivity and carbon sequestration of forests in the southern United States. In: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems, Edited by J.M. Vose and K.D. Klepzig. CRC Press, pp 193-247.



Vogel, R. Bracho, M. Akers, R. Amateis, A. Bacon, H. Burkhart, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S. Grunwald, E.J. Jokela, M. Kane, M.A. Laviner, D. Markewitz, T.A. Martin, C. Meek, W. Ross, R.E. Will and T. Fox. 2022. Regional assessment of carbon pool response to intensive silvicultural practices in loblolly pine plantations. Forests 13, 36. doi.org/10.3390/f13010036.



 R.J. Cowden, M.G. Wightman and C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2021. The influence of site conditions on Senecio sylvaticus seasonal abundance, soil moisture dynamics, and Douglas-fir seedlings water stress. New Forests. doi.org/10.1007/s11056-021-09897-4.

 H. Haas, N. Reaver, R. Karki, L. Kalin, P. Srivastava, D.A. Kaplan, and C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2021. Improving the representation of forests in hydrological models. Science of the Total Environment. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151425.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, M.P. Fernandez,  T.J. Albaugh, R. Ahumada, H.E. Bown, J. Gayoso, V. Gerding,  O.B. Mardones, A.R. Rodriguez, and R. Rubilar. 2021. Local and general above-stump volume and biomass functions for Pinus radiata, Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens. Biomass and Bioenergy. 155. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2021.106280.

C.A. Guevara, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and M.G. Wightman. 2021. Ground cover - biomass functions for early-seral vegetation. Forests. 12, 1272; doi:10.3390/f12091272. 

C. Cannon, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and M.G. Wightman. 2021. Plant derived tissue and soil nutrient concentration for plantations of four conifer species growing under different site and vegetation management conditions. Forest Ecology and Management. 494(2021) 119300.

A. Noormets, R. Bracho, E.J. Ward, J. Seiler, B. Strahm, W. Lin, K. McElligott, J-C. Domec, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E.J. Jokela, D. Markewitz, C. Meek, G. Miao, S. McNulty, J. King, L. Samuelson, G. Sun, R. Teskey, J. Vogel, R. Will, J. Yang, T.A. Martin. 2021. Heterotrophic respiration and the divergence of productivity and carbon sequestration. Geophysical Research Letters. 48, e2020GL092366.



A. Semerci, B. Imal and C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2020. Intraspecific variability in cold tolerance in Pinus brutia sampled from two contrasting provenance trials. New Forests. doi:10.1007/s11056-020-09815-0.

A. Semerci, C. Guevara and C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2020. Water availability effects on growth and phenology of 11 poplar cultivars growing in semiarid areas in Turkey. New Forests. doi:10.1007/s11056-020-09802-5.

C.L. Ribeiro, D. Conde, K.M. Balmant, C. Dervinis, M.G. Johnson, A.P. McGrath, P. Szewczyk, F. Unda, C.A. Finegan, H.W. Schmidt, B. Miles, D.R. Drost, E. Novaes, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, G. Peter, J.G. Burleigh, T.A. Martin, S. Mansfield, G. Chang, N. J.Wickett, M. Kirst. 2020. The uncharacterized gene EVE contributes to vessel element dimensions in Populus. PNAS, 117:5059-5066



M.G. Wightman, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and E.J. Dinger. 2019. Interactive effects of stock type and forest vegetation management treatments on Douglas-fir seedling growth and survival - ten years results. Forests 10, 1002; doi:10.3390/f10111002.

H.N. Flamenco, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and M.G. Wightman. 2019. Long-term effects of vegetation management on biomass stock of four coniferous species in the Pacific Northwest United States. Forest Ecology and Management 432: 276-285.



R.G. Wagner, D.F. Jacobs, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, and A.S. Nelson. 2018. Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments. New Forests 49:699-703.

M. Wightman, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and E.J. Dinger. The influence of containerized stock type on the growth and survival of Douglas-fir seedlings. Tree Planter Notes 61:134-141.

C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, H.N. Flamenco and M.G. Wightman. Effect of Vegetation Management and Site Conditions on Volume, Biomass and Leaf Area Allometry of Four Coniferous Species in the Pacific Northwest United States. Forests 9, 581; doi:10.3390/f9090581

F. Vargas, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, R.A. Rubilar and M. Sanchez-Olate. 2018. Modelling the Effect of Weed Competition on LongTerm Volume Yield of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. Plantations across an Environmental Gradient. Forests 9, 480; doi:10.3390/f9080480.

C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, and E.J. Dinger. Use of water stress integral to evaluate relationships between soil moisture, plant water stress and stand productivity in young Douglas-fir trees. New Forests 49:775-789.

C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, D. Zhao, L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Martin, D.J. Leduc and S.B. Jack. 2018. Local and general above-ground biomass functions for Pinus palustris trees. Forests 9, 310; doi:10.3390/f9060310.

J. Aernouts, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and L.R. Schimleck. 2018. Effects of vegetation management on wood properties and plant water relations of four conifer species in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Forests 9, 323; doi:10.3390/f9060323.

P.H. Anderson, K.H. Johnsen, J.R. Butnor, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and L.J. Samuelson. 2018. Predicting longleaf pine tap root decomposition across the southeastern US. Forest Ecology and Management 425 1-8.

R. Bracho, J.G., Vogel, E.J., Jokela, S.A., Gezan, J. Cucinella,, A. Noormets, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, L.J. Samuelson, D. Markewitz, R.O. Teskey, J. Yang, R.E. Will, C. Meek, M.A. Laviner, J. Seiler, B. Strahm, K. McElligot and T.A. Martin. 2018. Carbon sequestration in loblolly pine plantations is increased by fertilization across a moisture availability gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 424:39-52.

F. Vargas, R.A. Rubilar, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, M. Sanchez-Olate, and P. Aracena. 2018. Long-term response to area of competition control in Eucalyptus globulus plantations. New Forests 49:383-398.



R.Q. Thomas, E. Brooks, A. Jersild, E. Ward, R. Wynne, T.J. Albaugh, H. Dinon Aldridge, H.E. Burkhart, J-C. Domec, T.R. Fox, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, A. Noormets, D.A. Sampson and R.O. Teskey. 2017. Leveraging 35 years of forest research in the southeastern U.S. to constrain carbon cycle predictions: regional data assimilation using ecosystem experiments. Biogeosciences 14:3525-3547.

C. A. Silva, A.T. Hudak, C. Klauberg, L.A. Vierling, C. A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S.de P. Chaves Carvalho, L.C. Estraviz  Rodriguez. 2017. Combined effect of pulse density and grid cell size on predicting and mapping aboveground carbon in fast-growing Eucalyptus forest plantation using airborne LiDAR data. Carbon Balance and Management 12:13.

A. Susaeta, D.C. Adams and C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2017. Economic vulnerability of southern US slash pine forests to climate change. Journal of Forest Economics 28:18-32.

C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, R.O. Teskey, H. Dinon-Aldridge and T.A. Martin. 2017. Pinus taeda growth predictions in the 21st century varies with site mean annual temperature and site quality. Global Change Biology 23:4689-4705. Supplemental material: here

A. Susaeta, D.C. Adams, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and J. Soto. 2017. Economic feasibility of managing loblolly pine forests for water production under climate change in the Southeastern United States. Forests 8:83.

L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Stokes, J. R. Butnor, K.H. Johnsen, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, T. A. Martin, W. P. Cropper, Jr. P.H. Anderson,  M.R. Ramirez and J.C. Lewis. 2017. Ecosystem carbon density and allocation across a chronosequence of longleaf pine forests. Ecological Applications 27: 244-259.

J.R. Butnor, K.H. Johnsen, S. Zarnoch, C. Boot, T.A. Stokes J.A. Jackson,  L.J. Samuelson, K.A. Heckman, P.H. Anderson, C.A. González-Benecke and F. Cotrufo. 2017. Vertical distribution and persistence of soil organic carbon in fire-adapted longleaf pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 390: 15-26.



 M. Wightman, T.A. Martin, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E.J. Jokela, W.P. Cropper Jr., and E.J. Ward. 2016. Response of loblolly pine to throughfall reduction and fertilizer application. Forests. 7:214.

T. J. Dreaden, A. S. Campbell, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, R. C. Ploetz and J. A. Smith. 2016. Response of swamp bay, Persea palustris, and redbay, P. borbonia, to Raffaelea spp. isolated from Xyleborus glabratusForest Pathology. 47: e12288.

A. Susaeta, D.C. Adams, D.R. Carter, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and P. Dwivedi. 2016. Technical, allocative, and total profit efficiency of loblolly pine forests under changing climatic conditions. Forest Policy and Economics. 72:106-114.

C. A. Silva, A. T. Hudak, L. A. Vierling, E. L. Loudermilk, J. J. O’Brien, J. K. Hiers, S. B. Jack, C. A. Gonzalez-Benecke, H. Lee, M. J. Falkowski and A. Khosravipour. 2016. Imputation of individual longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) trees from field and LiDAR data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 42:554-573.

J.R. Butnor, L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Stokes, K.H. Johnsen, P.H. Anderson, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke. 2016. Surface-based GPR underestimates below-stump root biomass. Plant and Soil 402: 47-62.

C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, R.O. Teskey, T.A. Martin, E.J. Jokela, T.R. Fox, M.B. Kane and A. Noormets. 2016. Regional validation and improved parameterization of the 3-PG model for Pinus taeda stands, Forest Ecology and Management 361: 237-256.



R.E. Will, T. Fox, M. Akers, J-C Domec, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E. Jokela, M. Kane, M.A. Laviner, G. Lokuta, D. Markewitz, M.A. McGuire, C. Meek, A. Noormets, L. Samuelson, J. Seiler, B. Strahm, R. Teskey, J. Vogel, E. Ward, J. West, D. Wilson and T. Martin. 2015. A range-wide experiment to investigate nutrient and soil moisture interactions in loblolly pine plantations, Forests 6: 2014-2028.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, L.J. Samuelson, T.A. Martin,  W.P. Cropper, Jr., T.A. Stokes, J. R. Butnor, K.H. Johnsen and P.H. Anderson.  2015. Modeling the effects of forest management on in situ and ex situ longleaf pine forest carbon stocks, Forest Ecology and Management 355: 24-36.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, L.J. Samuelson, Jr., T.A. Stokes, T.A. Martin, W.P. Cropper, Jr. and K.H. Johnsen. 2015. Understory plant biomass dynamics of prescribed burned Pinus palustris stands, Forest Ecology and Management 344: 84-94.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, A.J. Riveros-Walker, T.A. Martin, and G.F. Peter. 2015. Automated quantification of intra-annual density fluctuations using microdensity profiles of mature Pinus taeda in a replicated irrigation experiment, Trees Structure and Function 29:185-197.



 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S.A. Gezan, T.J. Albaugh, H.L. Allen, H.E. Burkhart, T.R. Fox, E.J. Jokela, C.A. Maier, T.A. Martin, R.A. Rubilar, and L.J. Samuelson. 2014. Local and general above-stump biomass functions for loblolly and slash pine trees, Forest Ecology and Management 334:254-276.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E.J. Jokela, W.P. Cropper Jr., R. Bracho and D.J. Leduc. 2014. Parameterization of model 3-PG for Pinus elliottii stands using alternative methods to estimate fertility rating, biomass partitioning and canopy closure, Forest Ecology and Management 327:55-75.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S.A. Gezan, L.J. Samuelson, W.P. Cropper Jr., D.J. Leduc and T.A. Martin. 2014. Estimating Pinus palustris tree diameter and stem volume from tree height, crown area and stand-level parameters, Journal of Forestry Research 25:43-52.

 Samuelson, L.J., T.A. Stokes, J.R. Butnor, K. Johnsen, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, P. Anderson, J. Jackson, L. Ferrari, T.A. Martin, and W.P. Cropper Jr. 2014. Ecosystem carbon stocks in Pinus palustris Mill. Forests, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44:476-486.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S.A. Gezan, T.A. Martin, W.P. Cropper Jr., L.J. Samuelson and D.J. Leduc. 2014. Individual tree diameter, height, and volume functions for longleaf pine, Forest Science 60:43-56.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, A.I. Susaeta, T.A. Martin, E.J. Jokela, and D. Carter. 2014. Balancing revenue and nutrient removals in Pinus elliottii Engelm. stands managed for pinestraw and wood production, Forest Science 60:109-118.



 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E.J. Jokela and T.A. Martin. 2012. Modeling the effects of stand development, site quality, and silviculture on leaf area index, litterfall, and forest floor accumulation in loblolly and slash pine plantations, Forests Science 58:457-471.

 A.I. Susaeta, C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, E.J. Jokela, T.A. Martin and D. Carter. 2012. Economical sustainability of pinestraw raking in slash pine stands in the Southeastern U.S., Ecological Economics 80:89-100.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, S.A. Gezan, D.J. Leduc, T.A. Martin, W.P. Cropper Jr., and L.J. Samuelson. 2012. Modeling survival, yield, volume partitioning and their response to thinning for longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) plantations, Forests 3:1104-1132.



 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, T.A. Martin and W.P. Cropper, Jr. 2011. Whole-tree water relations of co-occurring mature Pinus palustris and Pinus elliottii, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41:509-523.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, T.A. Martin and E.J. Jokela. 2011. A flexible hybrid model of life cycle carbon balance of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) management systems, Forests 2:749-776.



 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke and T.A. Martin. 2010. Water availability and genetic effects on water relations of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) stands, Tree Physiology 30:376-392.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, T.A. Martin and G.F. Peter. 2010. Hydraulic architecture and tracheid allometry in mature Pinus palustris and Pinus elliottii trees, Tree Physiology 30:361-375.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, T.A. Martin, W.P. Cropper Jr. and R. Bracho. 2010. Forest management effects on in situ and ex situ slash pine forest carbon balance, Forest Ecology and Management 260:795-805.

 C.A. Gonzalez-Benecke, G.F. Peter, A. Clark III and T.A. Martin. 2010. Water availability and genetic effects on wood properties of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.), Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:2265-2277