Dr. Courtney M. Siegert

Dr. Courtney M. Siegert

Title

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

Courtney.Siegert@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-7481
Thompson Hall, Rm 347

Overview

Education

  • University of Delaware, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Geography
  • University of Delaware, Master of Science (M.S.), Geography
  • Fairfield University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mathematics

Research Interests

Forest hydrology and biogeochemistry
Canopy-derived fluxes
Climate variability and forest response

Publications

Year Publications
2024

Scavotto, N., Siegert, C. M., Alexander, H. D., Varner, J. 2024. Bark and crown morphology drive differences in rainwater distribution in an upland oak forest. Forest Ecology and Management 553:121642.

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2023

Goldsmith, C., Alexander, H., Granger, J., Siegert, C. M. 2023. Invasive Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass) hinders growth and biomass of hardwood seedlings regardless of light and moisture treatment. Forest Ecology and Management 539:120984.

2023

Clay, N., Tang, J., Siegert, C. M., Thomason, J. M., Benedetto, N., Day, D., Pace, K., Leveron, O., Hofstetter, R., Riggins, J. J. 2023. Decomposition of bark beetle-attacked trees after mortality varies across forests. Forest Ecology and Management 553:121636.

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2022

Hale, C., Granger, J., Correa, S., Siegert, C., DuBien, J. 2022. Atlantic White-Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) Response Post- Hurricane Disturbance. Forest Science 68:270-282.

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2022

Hale, C., Granger, J., Siegert, C., Correa, S., DuBien, J., Goldsmith, C., Kruckeberg, W. 2022. Microsite Habitat, Species Associations, and Habitat Suitability Model of a Globally Imperiled Shrub. Natural Areas 42(3):206-217.

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2022

Babl-Plauche, E., Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., Willis, J. L., Berry, A. I. 2022. Mesophication of upland oak forests: Implications of species-specific differences in leaf litter decomposition rates and fuelbed composition. Forest Ecology and Management 512:120141.

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2022

Kyaw, T., Siegert, C. M., Dash, P., Poudel, K. P., Pitts, J. J., Renninger, H. J. 2022. Using hyperspectral leaf reflectance to estimate photosynthetic capacity and nitrogen content across eastern cottonwood and hybrid poplar taxa. PLOS One 17:e0264780.

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2022

Siegert, C. M., Ilek, A., Wade, A., Schweitzer, C. 2022. Changes in bark properties and hydrology following prescribed fire in Pinus taeda and Quercus montana. Hydrological Processes 37:e14799.

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2021

Clay, N. A., Siegert, C. M., Tang, J. D., Little, N. S., Eckhardt, L. G., Riggins, J. J. 2021. Termite presence and feeding on loblolly pine wood differs among four root-infecting bluestain (ophiostomatoid) fungi species. Environmental Entomology 50(5):1118-1126.

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2021

Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., Brewer, S., Kreye, J., Lashley, M. A., McDaniel, J., Paulson, A., Renninger, H. J., Varner, J. M. 2021. Mesophication of oak landscapes: evidence, knowledge gaps, and future research. BioScience 71(5):531-542.

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2021

McDaniel, J., Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., Lashley, M. A. 2021. Shifting tree species composition of upland oak forests alters leaf litter structure, moisture, and flammability. Forest Ecology and Management 482:118860.

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2021

Ilek, A., Siegert, C. M., Wade, A. 2021. Hygroscopic contributions to bark water storage and controls exerted by internal bark structure over water vapor absorption. Trees 35(3):831-843.

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2021

Siegert, C. M., Suriano, Z., Leathers, D., Gold, A., Addy, K., Schroth, A., Seybold, E., Inamdar, S., Levia, D. 2021. Effects of atmospheric circulation on stream chemistry in forested watersheds across the northeastern United States: Part 1. Synoptic-scale forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 126(13):e2020JD033413.

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2021

Suriano, Z. J., Siegert, C. M., Leathers, D. J., Gold, A. J., Addy, K., Schroth, A., Seybold, E., Inamdar, S., Levia, D. F. 2021. Effects of atmospheric circulation on stream chemistry in forested watersheds across the northeastern United States: Part 2. Interannual weather type variability. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 126(13):e2021JD034546.

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2020

Linhoss, A. C., Siegert, C. M. 2020. Calibration reveals limitations in modeling rainfall interception at the storm scale. Journal of Hydrology 584:124624.

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2020

Babl, E., Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., Willis, J. L. 2020. Could canopy, bark, and leaf litter traits of encroaching non-oak species influence future flammability of upland oak forests?. Forest Ecology and Management 458:117731.

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2020

Dowtin, A. L., Siegert, C. M., Levia, D. F. 2020. Comparisons of flux-based stemflow enrichment ratios for two Quercus spp. within the megalopolis of the eastern USA. Urban Ecosystems 24(4):675-960.

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2020

Ni, X., Parajuli, P. B., Ouyang, Y., Dash, P., Siegert, C. M. 2020. Assessing land use change impact on stream discharge and stream water quality in an agricultural watershed. Catena 198:105055.

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2019

Siegert, C. M., Drotar, N. A., Alexander, H. D. 2019. Spatial and temporal variability of throughfall among oak and co-occurring non-oak tree species in an upland hardwood forest. Geosciences 9(10):405.

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2019

Limpert, K., Siegert, C. M. 2019. Interspecific Differences in Canopy-Derived Water, Carbon, and Nitrogen in Upland Oak-Hickory Forest. Forests 10(12):1121.

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2018

Karwan, D. L., Pizzuto, J. E., Aalto, R., Marquard, J., Harpold, A., Skalak, K., Bentham, A., Levia, D. F., Siegert, C. M., Aufdenkampe, A. 2018. Direct channel precipitation and storm characteristics influence short-term fallout radionuclide assessment of sediment sources. Water Resources Research 54(7):4579-4594.

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2018

Siegert, C. M., Clay, N., Tang, J., Garrigues, L. G., Riggins, J. J. 2018. Indirect effects of bark beetle generated coarse woody debris impacts to biogeochemical properties of forest floor substrates following one year of decomposition. Oecologia 188(4):1209-1226.

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2018

Hornslein, N., Siegert, C. M., Renninger, H. J. 2018. Changes in physiological functioning in loblolly pine trees undergoing bark beetle simulated mortality. Forest Science 65(3):312-323.

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2018

Hornslein, N., Siegert, C. M., Renninger, H. J. 2018. Physiological response of mid-canopy sweetgum trees to overstory loblolly pine mortality. Trees 33:139-151.

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2017

Siegert, C. M., Levia, D. F., Leathers, D. J., Van Stan, J. T., Mitchell, M. J. 2017. Do storm synoptic patterns affect biogeochemical fluxes from temperate deciduous forest canopies?. Biogeochemistry 132(3):273-292.

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2016

Linhoss, A. C., Siegert, C. M. 2016. A comparison of five forest interception models using global sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. Journal of Hydrology 538:109-116.

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2016

Siegert, C. M., Levia, D. F., Hudson, S. A., Dowtin, A. L., Zhang, F., Mitchell, M. J. 2016. Small-scale topographic variability influences tree species distribution and canopy throughfall partitioning in a temperate deciduous forest. Forest Ecology and Management 359:109-117.

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2016

Siegert, C. M., Leathers, D. J., Levia, D. F. 2016. Synoptic typing: interdisciplinary application methods with three practical hydroclimatological examples. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 128:603-621.

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2015

Karwan, D. L., Siegert, C. M., Levia, D. F., Pizzuto, J., Marquard, J., Aalto, R., Aufdenkampe, A. K. 2015. Beryllium-7 wet deposition variation with storm height, synoptic classification, and tree canopy state in the mid-Atlantic USA. Hydrological Processes 30(1):75-89.

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2014

Siegert, C. M., Levia, D. F. 2014. Seasonal and meteorological effects on differential stemflow funneling ratios for two deciduous tree species. Journal of Hydrology 519:446-454.

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Graduate Students

  • David Everson
  • Casey Iwamoto

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Advising Award
    MSU College of Forest Resources
  • Faculty Research Award
    MSU College of Forest Resources
  • Faculty Research Award
    MSU College of Forest Resources
  • Superior Faculty Teaching Award
    Regions Bank - MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty Teaching Award
    MSU College of Forest Resources
  • Communication Award: Learning Module National Finalist
    National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Society Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Xi Sigma Pi