Michael C Stambaugh, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor


Department of Forestry
University of Missouri
  • Phone: 573-882-8841
  • E-mail: stambaughm@missouri.edu
  • Address: 203 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, Columbia, MO 65211 USA
  • Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. 2008, Fire Ecology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Advisor: Dr. Richard Guyette
    Dissertation title: "Fire risk assessment of the western portion of the Central Hardwoods forest region"
  • Graduate studies (dendrochronology, time-series statistics, wood anatomy), University of Arizona
  • Graduate certificate, Geographic Information Science, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.S. 2001, Forest Ecology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Advisor: Dr. Rose-Marie Muzika
    Thesis title: "Forest canopy gap dynamics in shortleaf pine forests of the Ozark Highlands"
  • B.S. Forest Management, University of Missouri-Columbia (EARTH University, Costa Rica, Study Abroad)

Research

Research Summary

  • My research primarily concerns changes in forest ecosystems, both in time and space. I am particularly interested in documenting past changes in forests as a means for understanding management and the future. My research commonly utilizes tree-rings because they are excellent archives based on their ability to: span long time periods (millennia), be precisely dated, and provide information at a sub-annual resolution. I strive to conduct research that provides information needed to address present day natural resource issues. Currently I supervise research conducted by the Missouri Tree-Ring Laboratory. Research projects include: landscape-scale changes in vegetation and fire regimes, fire effects, tree growth responses to climate conditions, and paleoclimate / paleoenvironmental reconstructions.

Teaching

  • Forest Fire Control and Use (FOR3207) (guest lecturer)
  • Forest Ecology (FOR4302/7302) (guest lecturer)
  • Practice of Silviculture (FOR4330/7330) (guest lecturer)
  • RX-310: Introduction to Fire Effects (Midwest Fire Academy)
  • Advanced Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation (ATM SC 4500) (guest lecturer)
  • Landscape Ecology (FOR4395) (guest lecturer)
  • Wood Technology (FOR3240) (guest lecturer)
  • Mapping the Environment (GEOG 1840) (guest lecturer)
  • Physical Geography of North America (GEOG 3610) (guest lecturer)
  • Forest Surveying (FOR2540) (instructor)

Outreach

Publications

for educational use
    2015
  • Dey, D.C., R.P. Guyette, C.J. Schweitzer, M.C. Stambaugh, and J.M. Kabrick. 2015. Restoring oak forest, woodlands and savannas using modern silvicultural analogs to historic cultural fire regimes. Pp. 116-122 In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress of Silviculture (ed. O. Ciancio), Florence, Italy, November 26th-29th, 2014. Accademia Italiana di Scienze Forestali.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.C. Stambaugh, J.M. Marschall, and E. Abadir. 2015. An analytic approach to climate dynamics and fire frequency in the Great Plains. Great Plains Research 25: 139-150.(PDF)

  • Voelker, S.L., R.J. Brooks, F.C. Meinzer, R. Anderson, M.K-F. Bader, G. Battipaglia, K.M. Becklin, D. Beerling, D. Bert, J.L. Betancourt, T.E. Dawson, J.-C. Domec, R.P. Guyette, C. Körner, C., S.W. Leavitt, S. Linder, J.D. Marshall, M. Mildner, J. Ogée, I. Panyushkina, H.J. Plumpton, K.S. Pregitzer, M. Saurer, A.R. Smith, R.T.W. Siegwolf, M.C. Stambaugh, A.F. Talhelm, J.C. Tardif, P.K. Van de Water, J.K. Ward, L. Wingate. 2015. A dynamic leaf gas-exchange strategy is conserved in woody plants under changing ambient CO2: evidence from carbon isotope discrimination in paleo and CO2 enrichment studies. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13102.

  • Stambaugh, M.C., L.D. Hammer, and R. Godfrey. 2015. Performance of burn-severity metrics and classification in oak woodlands and grasslands. Remote Sensing 7:10501-10522. (PDF)

  • Brose, P.H., R.P. Guyette, J.M. Marschall, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2015. Fire history reflects human history in the Pine Creek Gorge of north-central Pennsylvania. Natural Areas Journal 35:214-223. (PDF)

  • Zeiger, S., J.A. Hubbart, S.H. Anderson, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2015. Quantifying and modeling urban stream temperature: a central U.S. watershed study. Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10617.

  • Stambaugh, M.C., J.M. Varner, R.F. Noss, D.C. Dey, N.L. Christensen, R.F. Baldwin, R.P. Guyette, B.B. Hanberry, C.A. Harper, S.G. Lindblom, and T.A. Waldrop. 2015. Clarifying the role of fire in the deciduous forests of eastern North America: reply to Matlack. Conservation Biology 29:942-946. (PDF)

  • Voelker, S.L., M.C. Stambaugh, R.P. Guyette, X. Feng, D.A. Grimley, S.W. Leavitt, I Panyushkina, E.C. Grimm, J.P. Marsicek, B. Shuman, and B.B. Curry. 2015. Deglacial hydroclimate for midcontinental North America. Quaternary Research 83:336-344. (PDF)

  • Muzika, R.-M., R.P. Guyette, M.C. Stambaugh, and J.M. Marschall. 2015. Fire, drought, and humans in a heterogeneous Lake Superior landscape. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 34:49-70. (PDF)

    2014
  • Kabrick, J.M., D.C. Dey, C.O. Kinkead, B.O. Knapp, M. Leahy, M.G. Olson, M.C. Stambaugh, and A.P. Stevenson. 2014. Silvicultural considerations for managing fire-dependent oak woodland ecosystems. USDA Forest Service GTR-NRS-P-142(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., J.C. Sparks, and E.R. Abadir. 2014. Historical pyrogeography of Texas. Fire Ecology 10(3):72-89. (PDF)

  • Grabner, K.W., M.C. Stambaugh, J.M. Marschall, and E.R. Abadir. 2014. Oak woodlands and forests fire consortium: a regional view of fire science sharing. Proceedings of 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, February 18 – 22, 2013, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Pp. 287-297.(LINK)

  • Guyette, R.P., F.R. Thompson, J. Whittier, M.C. Stambaugh, and D.C. Dey. 2014. Future fire probability modeling with climate change data and physical chemistry. Forest Science 60(5):862-870 (PDF)

  • Marschall, J.M., R.P. Guyette, M.C. Stambaugh, and A.P. Stevenson. 2014. Fire damage effects on red oak timber product value. Forest Ecology and Management 320: 182-189.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., J.M. Marschall, and R.P. Guyette. 2014. Linking fire history to successional changes of xeric oak woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 320: 83-95(PDF)

    2013
  • Brose, P.H., D.C. Dey, R.P. Guyette, J.M. Marschall, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2013. The influence of drought and humans on the fire regimes of northern Pennsylvania, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43:757-767.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, and J.M. Marschall. 2013. Fire history in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Human Ecology (DOI) 10.1007/s10745-013-9571-2 (PDF)

  • Kinkead, C.O., J.M. Kabrick, M.C. Stambaugh, and K.W. Grabner. 2013. Changes to oak woodland stand structure and ground flora composition caused by thinning and burning. USDA Forest Service GTR-NRS-P-117(PDF)

    2012
  • Dey, D.C., M.C. Stambaugh, S.L. Clark, and C.J. Schweitzer, eds. 2012. Proceedings of the 4th fire in eastern oak forests conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-102. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 292 p.(PDF)

  • Sparks, J.C, M.C. Stambaugh, and E.L. Keith . 2012. Restoring fire suppressed Texas oak woodlands to historic conditions using prescribed fire. USDA Forest Service GTR-NRS-P-102. pp. 127-141.(PDF)

  • Grabner, K.W., M.C. Stambaugh, R.P. Guyette, D.C. Dey, and G.D. Willson. 2012. Genesis of an oak-fire science consortium. USDA Forest Service GTR-NRS-P-102. pp. 207-211.(PDF)

  • Voelker, S.L, P.-E. Noirot-Cosson, M.C. Stambaugh, E.R. McMurry, F.C. Meinzer, B. Lachenbruch, and R.P. Guyette. 2012. Spring temperature responses of oaks are synchronous with North Atlantic conditions during the last deglaciation. Ecological Monographs 82:169-187.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.C. Stambaugh, D.C. Dey, and R. Muzika. 2012. Predicting fire frequency with chemistry and climate. Ecosystems 15:322-335.(PDF)

    2011
  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, and J.M. Marschall. 2011. Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) fire scars reveal new details of a frequent fire regime. Journal of Vegetation Science 22:1094-1104. (PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., D.C. Dey, R.P. Guyette, H.S. He, and J.M. Marschall. 2011. Spatial patterning of fuels and fire hazard across a central U.S. deciduous forest region. Landscape Ecology 26(7):923-935.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., J. Sparks, R.P. Guyette, and G. Willson. 2011. Fire history of a relict oak woodland in northeast Texas. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64(4):419-423.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, E.R. McMurry, E.R. Cook, D.M. Meko, and A.R. Lupo. 2011. Drought duration and frequency in the U.S. Corn Belt during the last millennium (AD 992-2004). Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151:154-162.(PDF)

    2010
  • Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2010. Perspectives and comparisons of smoke emissions from historic and modern fires: taking the elephant out of the closet and putting it in the stadium. Pages 21-24 in K.M. Robertson, K.E.M. Galley, and R.E. Masters (eds.). Proceedings of hte 24th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: The Future of Prescribed Fire: Public Awareness, Health, and Safety. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 24th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings.

    2009
  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, R. Godfrey, E.R. McMurry, and J.M. Marschall. 2009. Fire, drought, and human history near the western terminus of the Cross Timbers, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. Fire Ecology 5(2):51-65.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C. and R.P. Guyette. 2009. Progress in constructing a long oak chronology from the central United States. Tree-ring Research 65(2):147-156. (PDF)

    2008
  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, E.R. McMurry, J.M. Marschall and G. Willson. 2008. Six centuries of fire history at Devils Tower National Monument with comments on region-wide temperature influence. Great Plains Research 18: 177-187.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2008. Pioneer Forest: in the heart of roughness. In: Guldin, James M.; Iffrig, Greg F.; Flader, Susan L., eds. Pioneer Forest- a half century of sustainable uneven-aged forest management in the Missouri Ozarks. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-108. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 61-64.(PDF)

  • Bale, A.M., Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2008. Fire regime of a montane longleaf pine ecosystem, Alabama. Pages 54-59 In: Third Montane Longleaf Conference Proceedings; 2008 March 11-12; Auburn, AL. School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University. 88 pp.

  • Guyette, R.P., D.C. Dey and M.C. Stambaugh. 2008. The temporal distribution and carbon storage of large oak wood in streams and floodplain deposits. Ecosystems 11: 643-653.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, E.R. McMurry, and D.C. Dey. 2008. Lessons from fire history, past and future: a regional workshop on eastern U.S. fire history. Missouri Wildlife 69(2):6.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C. and R.P. Guyette. 2008. Predicting spatio-temporal variability in fire return intervals using a topographic roughness index. Forest Ecology and Management 254: 463-473.(PDF)

    2007
  • Guyette, R.P., R. Muzika, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2007. Tree rings: natural areas historians. Missouri Natural Areas Newsletter 8(2): 10-11. (PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, and D.C. Dey. 2007. What fire frequency is appropriate for shortleaf pine regeration and survival? In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Gwaze, David, eds. Shortleaf pine restoration and ecology in the Ozarks: proceedings of a symposium; 2006 November 7-9; Springfield, MO. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-15. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 121-128.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C. and R. Muzika 2007. Successional trends of six mature shortleaf pine forests in Missouri. In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Gwaze, David, eds. Shortleaf pine restoration and ecology in the Ozarks: proceedings of a symposium; 2006 November 7-9; Springfield, MO. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-15. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 59-67.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, and D.C. Dey. 2007. Forest fuels and landscape-level fire risk assessment of the Ozark Highlands, Missouri. Pages 258-266 In (Buckley, D.S. and Clatterbuck, W.K., Eds.) Proceedings of the 15th Central Hardwood Forest Conference 2006, Feb. 27 - March 1; Knoxville, TN. GTR-SRS-101. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.(PDF)

  • McMurry, E.R., M.C. Stambaugh, R.P. Guyette, and D.C. Dey. 2007. Fire scars reveal source of New England's 1780 Dark Day. International Journal of Wildland Fire 16(3): 266-270.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.A. Spetich, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2007. Erratum to "Historic fire regime dynamics and forcing factors in the Boston Mountains, Arkansas, USA" [Forest Ecol. Manage. 234 (2006)293-304]. Forest Ecology and Management 239: 222-223. (PDF)

    2006
  • Voelker, S.L., R. Muzika, R.P. Guyette, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2006. Evidence for historic C02 enhancement of tree-ring growth shows a decline through age in Quercus velutina, Quercus coccinea and Pinus echinata. Ecological Monographs 76(4):549-564.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.C. Stambaugh, A. Lupo, R. Muzika, and D.C. Dey. 2006. Oak growth in Midwestern North American linked with post-glacial climate epochs in the North Atlantic. PAGES (Past Global Changes) News, 14(2):21-22. (PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, K. Grabner, and J. Kolaks. 2006. Understanding Ozark forest litter variability through a synthesis of accumulation rates and fire events. Pages 321-332 In (Butler, B.W and Andrews, P.L., comps) Fuels Management- How To Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 2006, 28-30 March; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. (PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C. and R.P. Guyette. 2006. Fire regime of an Ozark Wilderness Area, Arkansas. American Midland Naturalist 156: 237-251.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., D.C. Dey, M.C. Stambaugh, R. Muzika. 2006. Fire scars reveal variability and dynamics of eastern fire regimes. In Dickinson, M. B., (ed.) Fire in eastern oak forests: delivering science to land managers, proceedings of a conference; 2005 November 15-17; Columbus, OH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-1. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 304 p. (PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.C. Stambaugh, R. Muzika and E.R. McMurry. 2006. Fire history at the southwestern Great Plains margin, Capulin Volcano National Monument. Great Plains Research 16: 161-172. (PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, E.R. McMurry, and D.C. Dey. 2006. Fire history at the eastern Great Plains margin, Missouri River loess hills. Great Plains Research 16: 149-159. (PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.A. Spetich, and M.C. Stambaugh. 2006. Historic fire regime dynamics and forcing factors in the Boston Mountains, Arkansas, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 234: 293-304.(PDF)

    2005
  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.P. Guyette, and C. Putnam. 2005. Fire in the pines: a 341-year history of wildland fire at Big Spring Pines Natural Area, Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Park Science 23(2):43-47. (PDF)

    2004
  • Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2004. Fire history of Panther Cave Hollow (MOFEP 9). Pages 27-39 in SRM 2002: Proceedings of the Savanna/Woodland Symposium, (G. Hartman, S. Holst, and B. Palmer, eds). Missouri Dept. of Conservation Press, Jefferson City, MO.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., M.C. Stambaugh, and D.C. Dey. 2004. Ancient oak climate proxies from the agricultural heartland. EOS 85(46):483. (PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2004. Post oak fire scars as a function of diameter, growth, and tree age. Forest Ecology and Management, 198:183-192.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., Muzika, R., Kabrick, J. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2004. A perspective on Quercus life history characteristics and forest disturbance. Pages 138-142 in Proceedings of the Upland Oak Ecology Symposium, (M. Spetich, ed.) Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 311 p. (PDF)

  • Dey, D.C., Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2004. Fire history of a forest, savanna, and fen mosaic at White Ranch State Forest. Pages 132-137 in Proceedings of the Upland Oak Ecology Symposium, (M. Spetich, ed.) Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-73. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 311 p.(PDF)

  • Stambaugh, M.C. and R.P. Guyette. 2004. Long-term growth and climate response of shortleaf pine. 14th Annual Central Hardwoods Conference Proceedings, Wooster Ohio, March 2004. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report, GTR-NE-316. pp.448-458. (PDF)

    2003
  • Guyette, R.P. and M.C. Stambaugh. 2003. The age and density of ancient and modern oak wood in streams and sediments. International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) Journal 24(4):345-353.(PDF)

  • Guyette, R.P., Dey, D.C. and Stambaugh, M.C. 2003. Fire and Human History of a Barren-Forest Mosaic in Southern Indiana. American Midlands Naturalist 149:21-34. (PDF)

    2002
  • Stambaugh, M.C., R.M. Muzika, R.P. Guyette. 2002. Disturbance characteristics and overstory composition of an old growth shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) forest within the Ozark Highlands, Missouri, USA. Natural Areas Journal, 22(2):108-119.(PDF)


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