OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Newton, Mike

Emeritus Professor

Office Location: 
Peavy 210
Phone: 
541-737-6076
Education: 

Ph.D., 1964, Oregon State University, Corvallis
M.S., 1960, Oregon State University, Corvallis
B.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis
B.S., University of Vermont, Burlington

Areas of Interest: 

Agent Orange Research Update

Aerial application of Agent Orange

Agent Orange, a Real or Perceived Threat?

Video presentation (33:29)

Oregon State University Professor Emeritus Michael Newton (College of Forestry) and John Mateski, Chief Pilot of Western Helicopter Services discuss their professional opinion on the contentious issue of human exposure to Agent Orange (and AO dioxins) during the Vietnam conflict.

 

Selected Publications: 

Mollnau, C, M. Newton and T. Stringham  2013 (in press) Soil water dynamics and transpiration rates of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) in central Oregon.  Journal of Arid Environments.

Cole, E.C. and M. Newton.  2013  (in press) Influence of streamside buffers on stream and air temperature response following clearcut harvesting in western Oregon.  Canadian J. For. Res. 

Cole, E.C., M. Newton, and A. Youngblood.  2013. Effects of overtopping on growth of white spruce in Alaska.  Can. J. For. Res. 43(9):861-871.

Newton, M. and E.C.Cole.  2013.  Stream temperature and streamside cover 14-17 years after clearcutting along  small forested streams, western Oregon.  West. J. Appl. For. 28: 107-115.

Nabel, M., M. Newton and E. C. Cole.  2012. Establishment and growth of natural and underplanted conifers 10-13 years after thinning 50-year-old Douglas-fir.  Submitted to For. Ecol. Management, 2013(292):96-110.

Newton, M. and E.C. Cole.   2012.  Sitka spruce and western hemlock stand and tree growth 10 years after pre-commercial thinning in southeast Alaska.  West. J. Appl. For. 27(1):5-11.

Newton, M., Lachenbruch, B., ‘Cole, E.C. and J.M. Robbins.  2012.  Branch size and longevity linked to plantation spacing and rectangularity in young Douglas-fir. For. Ecol. Mgmt. 266:75-82

Newton, M. and B. Kelpsas  2012.  Section K. Forestry and Hybrid Poplars.  In : 2009 PNW Weed Management Handbook (Ed Peachey, Ed.)  Extension Service : Oregon State University,  University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Mollnau, C, M. Newton and T. Stringham. 2012. Soil water dynamics and transpiration rates of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) in central Oregon.  Submitted to Journal of Arid Environments  4/12/10/12.

Youngblood, A., E.C.Cole and M. Newton.  2011.  Survival and growth response of white spruce stock types to site preparation in Alaska.  Can. J. Appl. For. 41:793-809

Cole, E.C., T. Hanley and M. Newton. 2010. Influence of pre-commercial thinning on understory vegetation of young-growth Sitka spruce forests of southeastern Alaska.  Can. J. For. Res. 40:619-628.

Hanson, T.J. and M. Newton.  2009. Ecology and growth of whiteleaf manzanita within a ponderosa pine plantation in southwest Oregon.   Madrono 56(4):238-245.

Cole, E.C and M.Newton.  2009.  Tenth-Year Survival and Size of Underplanted Seedlings in the Oregon Coast Range.  Can. J. For. Res. 39:580-595

Newton, M.  2009.  Forest Weed Control.  In : 2009 PNW Weed Management Handbook (Ed Peachey, Ed.)  Extension Service : Oregon State University, University of Idaho and Washington State University. (Annual revision) 

Newton, M., E.C. Cole and  J.W. Barry.  2009.   "Waving wand" broadcast hand application of herbicides: technical basis and usage.  Oregon State University Forest Research Laboratory.  Contributions in Education and Outreach.  #2.  25 p.   Corvallis.  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/14120

Ahrens, J. F. and M. Newton  2008.  Benefits of triazine herbicides in the production of ornamental and conifer trees.  P. 225-234 (Ch. 18) In :  The Triazine Herbicides, 50 Years Revolutionizing Agriculture.  H. LeBaron, J. MacFarland and O. C. Burnside, Eds.  Elsevier.  Amsterdam. 

Newton, M. E. C. Cole and I. Tinsley.  2008.  Dissipation of Four Forest-Use Herbicides At High Latitudes.  Environ Sci Pollut Res (2008) 15:573–583

On-line version: http://www.springerlink.com/content/112851/?Content+Status=Accepted

McComb, B, L. Curtis, C.L. Chambers, M. Newton and K. Bentson.  2008.  Toxic hazard analyses of glyphosate herbicide on terrestrial vertebrates of the Oregon Coast Range.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 15 (3):266-272.  

Newton, M.  2008.  More on peer review: quality control for a costly product.  Environ. Sci. Poll. Research 15(6):439-442

Ahrens, G. R and M. Newton. 2008.  Fine-root dynamics in sprouting tanoak forests of southwestern Oregon.  Accepted by Can. J. For. Res. (2/08)

Waring, R., A. Nordmeyer, D. Whitehead, J. Hunt, M. Newton, C. Thomas and J. Irvine.  2008.   Why productivity of Douglas-fir is higher in New Zealand than in its native range.  For. Ecol. Manage.  255:4040-4046

Newton, M. and E.C.Cole. 2008.  Twenty-Six-Year Response of Ponderosa Pine and Douglas-fir Plantations to Woody Competitor Density in Treated Stands of Madrone and Whiteleaf Manzanita.  Forest Ecology and Management 256:410-420

Mattson, K. and M. Newton. 2007.  Society of American Foresters National Convention.  Portland.
http://www.ecosystemsnorthwest.com/pdf_downloads.html  "Increased Biological Response with Forest Harvesting."

Mattson, K. and M. Newton. 2007.  Society of American Foresters National Convention.  Portland.
http://www.ecosystemsnorthwest.com/pdf_downloads.html  "Increased Biological Response with Forest Harvesting."