Boyle, James

Emeritus Professor

Email Address: 

BS in Forestry, 1962, Iowa State University
MF in Forest Ecology, 1963, Yale School of Forestry
PhD in Forest Soils and Ecology, 1967, Yale University

Areas of Interest: 

Current interests: Synthesizing and integrating information about: potentially sustainable forestry; forest soil ecology; biogeochemistry; forest ecology; sustained forest productivity; planted forests; tree-soil interactions; nutrients and biota in forest soils, and... some terms for forest soils folks.


Aldo Leopold: The Land Ethic. Presentation for Intro' to Forestry class (FOR 111)

Selected Publications: 

Books co-edited:

Forest Soils and Ecosystem Sustainability. 2001. Papers available in: Forest Ecology and Management Special Issue, Volume 138, nos.1-3 (2000), 462 pages. (book apparently out of print; available from some used book sellers.)

Planted Forests, Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies. 1999.

Cumulative Effects of Forest Practices in Oregon, Beschta et al. 1995

References for Forest Soils folks:

Some terms for forest soils folks

Table of Contents of North American Forest Soils Conferences Volumes 1-9 (1958, '63, '68, '73, '78, '83, '88, '93, '98)

1st NAFSC 1958 Book (157 MB pdf file)

Selected Publications:

Callesen, I., R. Harrison, I. Stupak, J. Hatten, K. Raulund-Rasmussen, J. Boyle, N. Clarke, D. Zabowski. 2015. Carbon storage and nutrient mobilization from soil minerals by deep roots and rhizospheres. Forest Ecology and Management. 359: 322-331

Boyle, James R., Robert F. Powers, editors, 2001. Forest Soils and Ecosystem Sustainability.

Boyle, J.R., J.K. Winjum, K. Kavanagh, and E.C. Jensen, editors. 1999. Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht .

Boyle, J.R. 1998. Planted forests: views and viewpoints. New Forests. 17(1/3):5-9

Boyle, James R. et al. 1998. Cumulative Effects of Forest Practices: An Example Framework For Evaluation from Oregon, U.S.A. Biomass and Bioenergy 13 (4,5):223-245.

Powers, R.F. A.E. Tiarks, and J.R. Boyle. 1997. Assessing soil quality: Practicable standards for sustainable forest productivity in the United States. Special Publication of Soil Science Society of America. Madison, WI. No. 53, pp. 53-80.

Boyle, J.R. 1992. Creating new visions of sustainable forestry. Forest Perspectives. 2(1)20-21.

Miller, R.E., J.R. Boyle et al. 1992. Fertilizers and other means to maintain long-term productivity of western forests. In: Forest Fertilization: Sustaining and Improving Nutrition and Growth of Western Forests. Inst. of Forest Resources Contrib. 73. Coll. of Forest Resources, Univ. Washington, Seattle; H.N. Chappell, G.F. Weetnam and R.E. Miller, eds.

Shaw, C.H., H. Lundqvist, A. Moldenke and J. Boyle. 1991. The relationships of soil fauna to long-term forest productivity in temperate and boreal ecosystems: Processes and research strategies. Pages 39-77 in: Long-term Field Trials to Assess Environmental Impacts of Harvesting. Forest Research Institute of New Zealand Bull. No. 161. June 1991.

Fried, J.S., J.R. Boyle, J.C. Tappeiner II and K. Cromack Jr. 1990. Effects of bigleaf maple on soils in Douglas-fir forests. Can. J. For. Res. 20(3):259-266.

Perry, D. H., R. Meurisse, B. Thomas, R. Miller, J. Boyle, J. Means, C. R. Perry & R. F. Powers. 1989. Maintaining the Long-Term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Forest Ecosystems. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.