Publications

Sealey, B.*, D. Beasley, S. Halsey, C. Schell, Z. H. Leggett, S. Yitbarek, and N. Harris. 2020. Raising Black Excellence by elevating Black ecologists through collaboration, celebration, and promotion. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1002/bes2.1765 *graduate student

Riley*, N. C.C. Goller, Z.H. Leggett, D. Lewis, K. Ciccone, and R. R. Dunn. 2020. Catalyzing rapid discovery of gold-precipitating bacteria with university students. Peer J. 8:e8925 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8925 *undergraduate student

Cacho, J.*, M. A. Youssef, W. Shi, G. M. Chescheir, R. W. Skaggs, S. Tian, Z. H. Leggett, E. B. Sucre, J. E. Nettles, C. Arellano. 2019. Impacts on soil nitrogen availability of converting managed pine plantation into switchgrass monoculture for bioenergy. Science of the Total Environment. 654:1326-1336. *graduate student

Cacho, J.*, M. A. Youssef, W. Shi, G. M. Chescheir, R. W. Skaggs, S. Tian, Z. H. Leggett, E. B. Sucre, J. E. Nettles, C. Arellano. 2018. Impacts of forest-based bioenergy feedstock production on soil nitrogen cycling. Forest Ecology and Management. 419-420:227-239. *graduate student

Cacho, J.*, M. A. Youssef, G. M. Chescheir, R. W. Skaggs, T.W. Appelboom, Z. H. Leggett, E. B. Sucre, J. E. Nettles, C. Arellano. 2018. Effects of forest-based bioenergy feedstock production on shallow groundwater quality of a drained forest soil. Science of the Total Environment. 631-632:13-22. *graduate student

Minick, K.J.*, Z. H. Leggett., E. B. Sucre, T.R. Fox, and B.D. Strahm. 2017. Soil and aggregate-associated carbon in a young loblolly pine plantation: Influence of bioenergy intercropping. Soil Science. 182:233-240. *graduate student

Shrestha, P.*, J.R. Seiler, B.D. Strahm, E.B. Sucre, and Z.H. Leggett. 2016. Soil CO2 efflux and root productivity in a switchgrass and loblolly pine intercropping system. Forests. 7:221 *graduate student

Blazier, M.A., T.R. Clason, H.O. Liechty, Z.H. Leggett, E.B. Sucre, S.D. Roberts, K. Krapfl, and E.D. Vance. 2015. Nitrogen and carbon of switchgrass, loblolly pine, and cottonwood biofuel production systems in the Southeast United States. Forest Science. 14-016.

Cacho, J.*, M. A. Youssef, G. M. Chescheir, R. W. Skaggs, Z. H. Leggett, E. B. Sucre, J. E. Nettles, C. Arellano. 2015. Impacts of switchgrass-loblolly pine intercropping on soil physical properties of a drained forest. Transactions of the ASABE. 58:1573-1583 *graduate student

Minick, K.J.*, B.D. Strahm, T.R. Fox, E. Sucre, and Z. H. Leggett. 2015. Microbial nitrogen cycling response to forest-based bioenergy production. Ecological Applications. 25:2366-2381. *graduate student

Strickland, M.*, Z. H. Leggett, E. Sucre, and M. Bradford. 2015. Biofuel intercropping effects on soil carbon and microbial activity. Ecological Applications. 25:140-150. *postdoctoral reseracher

Albaugh, J.M.*, J. Domec, C.A. Maier, E.B. Sucre, Z.H. Leggett, and J.S. King. 2014. Gas exchange and stand-level estimates of water use and gross primary productivity in an experimental pine and switchgrass intercrop forestry system on the Lower Coastal Plain of North Carolina, U.S.A. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 192-193:27-40. *postdoctoral researcher

Albaugh, J.M.*, T. Albaugh, R. Heiderman, Z.H. Leggett, J. Stape, K. King, K. O’Neill, and and J.S. King. 2014. Evaluating changes in switchgrass physiology, biomass, and light-use efficiency under artificial shade to estimate yields if intercropped with Pinus taeda. Agroforestry Systems. 88:489-503. *postdoctoral researcher

Dimov, L., K. J. Howard*, Z. H. Leggett, E. B. Sucre, L. L. Weninegar. 2014. Removal of organic matter from the forest floor in loblolly pine plantations increased ground layer richness and diversity 16 years after treatment. Forest Science. 13-151. *undergraduate student

Mack, J.*, J.A. Hatten, E. Sucre, S. Roberts, Z. H. Leggett, and J. Dewey. 2014. The effect of organic matter manipulations on site productivity, soil nutrients, and soil carbon on a southern loblolly pine plantation.  Forest Ecology and Management 326: 25-35. *graduate student

Minick, K.J.*, B.D. Strahm, T.R. Fox, E. Sucre, Z. H. Leggett, and J. Zerpa. 2014.  Switchgrass intercropping reduces soil inorganic nitrogen in a young loblolly pine plantation located in coastal North Carolina.  Forest Ecology and Management. 319:161-168. *graduate student

King, J.S., R. Ceulemans, J.M. Albaugh, S.Y. Dillen, J. Domec, R. Fichot,  M. Fischer, Z.H. Leggett, E. Sucre, M. Trnka, and T. Zenone. 2013. The challenge of lignocellulosic bioenergy in a water-limited world. BioScience. 63 (2):102-117

Ridley, C.E., H. I. Jager, C. M. Clark, R. A. Efroymson, C. Kwit, D. A. Landis, Z.H. Leggett, and D. A. Miller 2013. Debate: Can bioenergy be produced in a sustainable manner that protects biodiversity and avoids the risk of invaders? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 94:277–290.

Albaugh, J.A.*, E.B. Sucre, Z.H. Leggett, J.C. Domec, and J.S. King. 2012. Evaluation of intercropped switchgrass establishment under a range of experimental site preparation treatments in a forested setting on the Lower Coastal Plain of North Carolina, U.S.A. Biomass and Bioenergy 46:473:482. *postdoctoral researcher

Blazier, M.A., T.R. Clason, E.D. Vance, Z.H. Leggett, and E.B. Sucre. 2012. Loblolly pine age density affects switchgrass growth and soil carbon in an agroforestry system. Forest Science 58:485-496.

Nettles, J., M. Youssef, J. Cacho, J. Grace, Z. H. Leggett and E. Sucre. 2011. The water quality and quantity effects of biofuel operations in pine plantations of the southeastern US. In  N.E. Peters, V. Krysanova, A. Lepisto, R. Prasad, M. Thomas, R. Wilby, S. Zandarya (Eds), Water Quality: Current Trends and Expected Climate Change Impacts. (115-122). IAHS Publication 348, IAHS Press, Oxfordshire, UK.

Sanchez, F.G., E.A. Carter, and Z.H. Leggett. 2009. Loblolly pine growth and soil nutrient stocks eight years after forest slash incorporation. Forest Ecology and Management. 257: 1413-1419.

Leggett, Z. H. and D.L. Kelting. 2006. Fertilization effects on carbon pools in loblolly pine plantations on two upland sites. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 70: 279-286.

Sanchez, F.G., Z.H. Leggett, and S. Sankar. 2005. Analyzing water soluble soil organics as trifluoroacetyl derivatives by liquid state proton nuclear magnetic resonance. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 36: 2793-2805.

Verchot, L.V., Z. Holmes, L. Mulon, P.M. Groffman, and G.M. Lovett. 2001. Gross vs net rates of N mineralization and nitrification as indicators of functional differences between forest types. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 33: 1889-1901.