Dylan Fischer, Ph.D., Forest Ecology, The Evergreen State College

Publications

  • Fischer, D.G., C.J. LeRoy, E. Hersch-Green, C. Dirks, R.K. Bangert, G.M. Wimp, J.K. Bailey, J.A. Schweitzer, S.C. Hart, G. Allan, and T.G. Whitham. 2017. Tree genetics strongly affect forest productivity, but intraspecific diversity-productivity relationships do not. Functional Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12733). Podcast here
  • Fischer, D.G., J.A. Antos, W.G. Grandy, and D.B. Zobel. 2016. A little disturbance goes a long way: 33-year understory successional responses to a thin tephra deposit. Forest Ecology and Management, 382:236-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.018
  • LeRoy, CJ, DG Fischer , WM Andrews, L Belleveau, CH Barlow, JA. Schweitzer, JK. Bailey, JC Marks, and JC Kallestad. 2015. Salmon carcasses influence genetic linkages between forests and streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0439).
  • *Brousil, M, C *Humann, DG Fischer. 2015. Plant-pollinator interactions in a northwest arum related to plant traits but not riparian forest management. Northwest Science. 89(3):297-307.
  • Fischer DG, Chapman SK, Classen AT, Gehring CA, Grady KC, Schweitzer JA, Whitham TG. 2014. Marschner Review: Plant genetic effects on soils under climate change. Plant and Soil. 379: 1-19
  • Kominoski, JS, JJ Follstad Shah, C Canhoto, DG Fischer, D Giling, E González, NA Griffiths, A Larrañaga, CJ LeRoy, MM Mineau, YR McElarney, SM Shirley, CM Swan, SD Tiegs. 2013. Forecasting functional implications of global changes in riparian plant communities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11: 423–432
  • KC. Hill, DG. Fischer. 2013. Native-exotic species richness relationships across spatial scales in a prairie restoration matrix. Restoration Ecology 22: 204–213
  • Lojewski NR,  DG Fischer, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, TG Whitham, SC Hart. 2012.  Genetic components to belowground carbon fluxes in a riparian forest ecosystem: a common garden approach. New Phytologist. 195:631-639.
  • Kirsch, JL, DG Fischer, AN Kazakova, A Biswas, RE Kelm, DW Carlson, CJ LeRoy.2012. Diversity-Carbon Flux Relationships in a Northwest Forest. Diversity. 4:33-58.
  • Bretherton, WD, JS Kominoski CJ LeRoy DG Fischer. 2011. Salmon carcasses alter leaf litter species diversity effects on in-stream decomposition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:1495-1506.
  • Elliott, CW, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy. 2011. Germination of Three Native Lupinus Species in Response to Temperature. Northwest Science. 85:403-410
  • Rook, EJ, DG Fischer, RD Seyferth, JL Kirsch, CJ LeRoy, S Hamman. 2011. Responses of Prairie Vegetation to Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy. Northwest Science. 85:288-302
  • LeRoy, CJ, DG Fischer, K Halstead, M Pryor, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer. 2011. Fungal endophyte decelerates in-stream litter decomposition. Freshwater Biology. 56:1426-1433
  • Schweitzer, JA, DG Fischer, BJ Rehill, SC Wooley, SA Woolbright, RL Lindroth, TG Whitham, DR Zak, SC Hart. 2011. Forest gene diversity is correlated with the composition and function of soil microbial communities.  Population Ecology. 53: 35. doi:10.1007/s10144-010-0252-3
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, JA Schweitzer, P Selmants, TG Whitham. 2010. Soil nitrogen availability varies with plant genetics across diverse river drainages. Plant and Soil. 331: 391-400.
  •  Lojewski, NR, DG Fischer, JK Bailey, JA Schweitzer, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2009. Genetic basis of aboveground productivity in two native Populus species and their hybrids. Tree Physiology. 29: 1133–1142
  •  Bailey, JK, JA Schweitzer, J Koricheva, MD Madritch, CJ LeRoy, BJ Rehill, RK Bangert, DG Fischer, G Allen, Thomas G Whitham. 2009.  From Genes to Ecosystems: Synthesizing the Effects of Plant Genetic Factors Across Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 1607-1616
  • Schweitzer, JA, M D Madritch, JK Bailey, CJ LeRoy, DG Fischer, BJ Rehill, RL Lindroth, TG Whitham. 2008.  Ecological impacts of foliar condensed tannins: a genes-to-ecosystem approach. Ecosystems. 11:1005-1020
  • Schweitzer, JA, JK Bailey, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, EV Lonsdorf, TG Whitham, SC Hart. 2008. Soil Microorganism-Plant Interactions; Heritable relationship between plant genotype and associated microorgansims. Ecology. 89: 773–781
  • Bangert, RK, EV Lonsdorf, GM Wimp, S M Shuster, DG Fischer, JA Schweitzer, GJ Allan, JK Bailey, TG Whitham. 2008. Genetic structure of a foundation species: scaling community phenotypes from the individual to the region. Heredity. 18 October 2006
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham. 2007. Variation in  Belowground Carbon Fluxes along a Populus Hybridization Gradient. New Phytologist. 176: 415–425
  • Kovacs, ZI, CJ LeRoy, DG Fischer, S Lubarsky, W Burke. 2007. How do aesthetics affect our ecology? Journal of Ecological Anthropology. 10:61-65
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, BJ Rehill, RL Lindroth, P Keim, TG Whitham. 2006. Do high-tannin leaves require more roots? Oecologia 149:668–675
  • Whitham TG, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, LeRoy CJ, Fischer, DG, Lonsdorf E, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, Woolbright S. 2006. From Genes to Ecosystems: How Genes Structure Communities and Affect Ecosystem Processes. Nature Reviews: Genetics. 7:510-523
  • G Cox, DG Fischer, SC Hart, TG Whitham. 2005. Non-response of native cottonwood trees to water additions during summer drought. Western North American Naturalist. 65: 175-185
  • Whitham, TG, Lonsdorf E, Schweitzer JA, Bailey JK, Fischer, DG, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, Marks, J, Rehill BJ, DiFazio SP, LeRoy CJ, Wimp GM, and S. Woolbright   2005.  “All effects of a gene on the world”: Extended phenotypes, feedbacks, and multi-level selection.  Écoscience 12: 5-7.
  • Fischer, DG, SC Hart, TG Whitham, GD Martinsen, P Keim. 2004. Ecosystem implications of genetic variation in water-use of a dominant riparian tree. Oecologia 139:188-197.
  • Whitham, TG, WP Young, GD Martinsen, CA Gehring, JA Schweitzer, SM Shuster, GM Wimp, DG Fischer, JK Bailey, RL Lindroth, S Woolbright, CR Kuske. 2003. Community and ecosystem genetics: a consequence of the extended phenotype. Ecology 84: 559-573
  • Fischer, DG, TE Kolb, and LE Dewald. 2002. Changes in whole-tree water relations during ontogeny of Pinus flexilis and Pinus ponderosa in a high-elevation meadow. Tree Physiology. 22:675-685.
  • BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOK REVIEWS
  • Fischer, D.G. 2014. The Outsiders; undergraduate research in a liberal arts institution. In: Roads Taken: The Professorial Life, Scholarship in Place, and the Public Good (R. Epp and W. Spellman, eds). Truman State University Press. Kirksville, Mo. USA.
  • Bailey, JK, JA Schweitzer, F Úbeda, M Zinkgraf, BM Fitzpatrick, J O’Reilly-Wapstra, BJ Rehill, CJ LeRoy, BM Potts, TG Whitham, MA Genung, DG Fischer, CC Pregitzer, A Keith. 2012. From Genes to Ecosystems: Emerging Concepts Bridging Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics. Ecological Reviews. The ecology of plant secondary metabolites: from genes to Global Processes. edited by Iason GR, Dicke M, Hartley SE. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Whitham, TG, CA Gehring, LM Evans, CJ LeRoy, RK Bangert, JA Schweitzer, GJ Allan, RC Barbour, DG Fischer, BM Potts  and JK Bailey. 2009.  A Community and Ecosystem Genetics Approach to Conservation Biology and Management. In Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Fischer, DG and A Kazakova. 2008. Book Review: Measuring Carbon Uptake in Forests and Farms. Environmental Practice.
  • Schweitzer, JA, JK Bailey, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2012. Functional and heritable consequences of plant genotype on community composition and ecosystem processes. 2010. In Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. (eds T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 
  • Bailey JK, Schweitzer, JA, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2012. Functional and heritable consequences of plant genotype on community compositionand ecosystem processes. Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. (eds T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK