Scientists & Staff

Mike Dockry

Mike Dockry

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.

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Other Publications

  • Michael J. Dockry. 2016. Book Review: American Indians and National Forests. By Theodore Catton. Foreword by Joel D. Holtrop. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2016. x + 374 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95; ebook. Western Historical Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/1946756716659650. (Invited Review)

    Forest Service Research and Development tribal engagement roadmap. Farley, C., Ellersick, T., and Jasper, C. (eds). FS-1043. Mar. 2015. [Core team member/Co-author].

    Sample, V.A., Birdsey, R.A., Houghton, R.A., Swanston, C., Hollinger, D., Dockry, M. 2015. Forest carbon conservation and management: integration with sustainable forest management for multiple resource values and ecosystem services. Accessed 5-11-2015 at

    USDA Forest Service: Tribal Relations Strategic Framework for the Eastern Region, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, and Northern Research Station-2015. [Core team member/Co-author].

    Whyte, K.P., M. Dockry, W. Baule, D. Fellman, 2014. Supporting tribal climate change adaptation planning through community participatory strategic foresight scenario development. In Project Reports. D. Brown, W. Baule, L. Briley, and E. Gibbons, (eds.). Great Lakes Science and Assessments Center.

National Research Highlights

Moquah Barrens, a
restored pine barrens ecosystem in Northwest Wisconsin

Landowner Acceptance of a Pine Barrens Restoration Project

Year: 2018

Despite landowners’ uncertainty about long-term outcomes near a pine barrens restoration project on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, they support management actions and trust USDA Forest Service staff.

Urban native youth environmental education

Year: 2017

Lacrosse is a traditional sport that has been played by American Indian tribes for thousands of years. The impact of emerald ash borer on ash trees and reduction in availability of ash wood used to make lacrosse sticks served as a framework for an environmental education opportunity for urban native youth in the Twin Cities Native Lacrosse Club.

Tribal forestry provides innovations for sustainable forest management

Year: 2017

Tribal forestry is seen by many as a model for sustainability that can be used to improve the management of all forests. A recent effort by scientists to compile the knowledge underlying tribal forestry practices resulted in a double issue of the Journal of Forestry. The issue featured 25 articles explaining tribal forestry innovations, silviculture treatments, cultural keystone species management, partnerships and collaboration, and education.

Nanocellulose facility at the Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisc. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Alternative Futures for Wood-based Nanomaterials

Year: 2016

Forest products researchers are exploring the potential of nano-products from wood. Possible uses of these renewable products could include high-end compostable electronics, paint-on solar panels, strong and lightweight materials for airplanes and cars, and hundreds of other uses. This research explored the possible transformative implications of wood-based nanomaterials on forestry, forest products, and society.

Paper birch trees with evidence of bark harvesting. USDA Forest Service

Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Natural Resource Inventories and Management of Paper Birch Trees

Year: 2015

The “Paper Birch in the Great Lakes” project is a collaborative effort to incorporate traditional ecological knowledge into research and natural resource management. The paper birch resource in the Great Lakes has decreased steadily since 1980. Forest Service scientists are working to provide a model for future targeted inventory efforts; an example of how to build successful partnerships incorporating TEK into natural resource science and management; and information to develop strategies for managing paper birch in the Great Lakes.

Contemplating the future of forests, Illinois, USA. International Society of Arboriculture

Scientists Examine the Future of Forests in the Anthropocene

Year: 2014

Forest Service researchers analyzed the major issues and factors affecting forests in the decades ahead: deforestation, mega-fires, urban forests and growing urban populations, the end of wilderness, and water. Potential "game changers" for forest ecosystems include bioenergy and wood-based nanomaterials, synthetic biology, and runaway climate change. Developing the necessary foresight and tackling these issues now is needed to pass on the legacy of a healthy natural world.

Last modified: Tuesday, April 18, 2017