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Dr. Mark Norris

Assistant Professor

117 Lennon Hall
Phone: (585) 395-5743
Fax: (585) 395-5969
mnorris@brockport.edu

Personal Webpage

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Curriculum Vitae


Undergraduate Courses:

Ecology (ENV/BIO 303), Plant Ecology (ENV 405), Plant Diversity (ENV 400), Biostatistical Analysis (ENV 437).

Graduate Courses:

Plant Ecology (ENV 505), Plant Diversity (ENV 500), Biostatistical Analysis (ENV 637).

Research:

Ecosystem ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, soil ecology, nutrient and litter dynamics including decomposition, patterns of productivity, effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances, land use change

Publications:

Norris, Mark D. and Peter B. Reich. 2008. Modest nitrogen conservation via retranslocation across two N fertility gradients. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-008-9770-6

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. 2007. Altered ecosystem nitrogen dynamics as a consequence of land cover change in tallgrass prairie. American Midland Naturalist 158(2):432-445.

McKinley, Duncan C., Mark D. Norris, John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. 2007. Altered ecosystem processes as a consequence of Juniperus virginiana L. encroachment into North American tallgrass prairie. Pages 170-187 in Van Auken (ed.) Western North American Juniperus Communities: A Dynamic Vegetation Type. Springer.

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. 2001. Land cover change in eastern Kansas: litter dynamics of closed-canopy eastern redcedar forests in tallgrass prairie. Can. J. Bot. 79(2):214-222.

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, Loretta C. Johnson, and Robert B. McKane. 2001. Developing regression equations to assess shifts in biomass, productivity, and nutrient stores following Juniperus virginiana forest establishment in tallgrass prairie. Can. J. Forest Research 31(11):1940-1946.

In review

Richards, P.L., M.D. Norris, and B.B. Lin. The hydrologic implications of oldfield succession: depression storage and leaf litter. Water Resources Research.

In preparation

Norris, Mark D., Peter B. Reich, and Sarah Hobbie. In preparation for Ecology. Hierarchical controls of soil nitrogen dynamics in a frequently burned temperate savanna ecosystem.

Norris, Mark D., Peter B. Reich, and Sarah Hobbie. In preparation for Global Change Biology. Woody dominance enhances soil C pools and efflux in a temperate savanna ecosystem.

Norris, Mark D., Peter B. Reich, Pete G. Avis, and Sarah Hobbie. In preparation for Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Positive feedback between decomposition and nitrogen fertility gradients.

Bowden, R.D., C. McClaugherty, T. Sipe, C. Giffen, M. Norris and C. Meredith. Alterations in soil characteristics, nutrients, and carbon by historical agricultural practices in a New England forest.

Presentations

Norris, Mark D., Peter B. Reich, Sarah E. Hobbie, and Dave Wedin. Soil nutrient dynamics across a fire frequency gradient in oak savanna (poster presented at Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Savannah, GA, 2003).

Norris, Mark D. Plant-soil interactions: Nitrogen dynamics in the oak savanna (oral presentation at annual Cedar Creek Research Symposium, East Bethel, MN, 2003)

Norris, Mark D. Plant-soil interactions in the oak savanna (poster presented at annual Cedar Creek Research Symposium, East Bethel, MN, 2002)

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. Ecosystem consequences of land cover change in eastern Kansas (oral presentation at Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Snowbird, UT, 2000).

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. Biomass and productivity of eastern red cedar in tallgrass prairie (oral presentation at 11th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop, Manhattan, KS, 1999)

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. Litter and nutrient dynamics following land cover change in eastern Kansas (poster presented at Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Spokane, WA, 1999).

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta C. Johnson. Soil nutrient response to forest establishment in tallgrass prairie (oral presentation at Soil Ecology Society, Chicago, IL, 1999)

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta Johnson. Biogeochemical consequences of trees in the prairie (oral presentation at Biology Graduate Student Forum, Kansas State University, 1999).

Norris, Mark D., John M. Blair, and Loretta Johnson. Land cover change in northeastern Kansas: Nutrient dynamics (oral presentation at 10th Annual Konza Prairie LTER Workshop, Manhattan, KS, 1998).

Norris, Mark D., R. Bowden, C. McClaugherty, and T. Sipe. Forest composition following abandonment of agricultural land at the Harvard Forest LTER (oral presentation at Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 1997).

Norris, Mark D., and R. Bowden. Forest development following agricultural abandonment in New England (oral presentation at Sigma Xi, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, Thiel College, PA, 1997).

Last Updated 11/8/11

News

Dr. Chris Norment has had his fourth book of creative nonfiction accepted for publication by the University of North Carolina Press. Tentatively entitled "In the Fullness of Time," the book interweaves memoir with an exploration of issues related to the evolution and conservation of rare and endangered species in the Death Valley region. The book will be published in 2014.

Dr. Joe Makarewicz' newest publication in the online Lake Scientist is entitled 'Research Summary: Lake Ontario Phosphorus Loading'. Available online here.

Events

Environmental Seminar:    

Wednesday, April 30th, 4:30 to 5:20 PM

Lennon Hall, room 118

‘Minnow Diversity and Habitat Associations in the West Branch of Sandy Creek, Orleans County, New York’

Coral Reina

Environmental Science and Biology

The College at Brockport

State University of New York

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Dept of Env Sci & Bio Hours: 

Monday- Friday, 8am - 3pm

Secretary: Deb Dilker

Contact: 585.395.5975 

 

Upcoming Events: 

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Northampton Park

April 26th, 9am