Steven T. Brantley, Ph.D.


Selected Publications

Younger SE, JB Cannon, ST Brantley. 2023. Impacts of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) on long-term hydrology at the watershed scale. Science of the Total Environment. DOI:

Ritger HMW, ST Brantley, KD Klepzig, KJK Gandhi. 2023. Differential effects of fire regime and site conditions on bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) activity in longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill). Forest Ecology and Management. DOI:

Honings J, C Wicks, S Brantley. 2023. Field Guide to the Hydrogeology of the Jones Center at Ichauway. Internal Jones Center Publication. DOI:

Puhlick JJ, TL O’Halloran, G Starr, RB Abney, LS Pile Knapp, RA McCleery, KD Klepzig, ST Brantley, RK McIntyre, B Song. 2023. Opportunities for research on carbon management in longleaf pine ecosystems. Forests. DOI:

Honings J, C Wicks, S Brantley. 2022. Ground penetrating radar detection of hydrologic connectivity in a covered karst setting. Hydrology 9(10):168 DOI:

Belovitch MW, ST Brantley, and DP Aubrey. 2022. Interspecific variation in hydraulic redistribution and hydrologic partitioning. Plant and Soil 472: 451–464

Barrie CJ, T Rasmussen, ST Brantley, SW Golladay, and EW Tollner. Steady vs dynamic stream-aquifer interactions: Lower Flint River Basin, Southwest Georgia, USA. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 40: 101046

Baniya B, SW Bigelow, A Sharma, RS Taylor, JG Vogel, and ST Brantley. 2022. Re-assembly of the longleaf pine ecosystem: Effects of groundcover seeding on understory community, fire behavior and soil properties. Forests 13: 519

Qi J, ST Brantley, and SW Golladay. 2022. Simulated longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) restoration increased streamflow: a case study in the lower Flint River Basin. Ecohydrology 15, 1: e2365

Kenney G, CL Staudhammer, S Wiesner, ST Brantley, SW Bigelow, and G Starr. 2021. Hurricane Michael altered the structure and function of longleaf pine woodlands. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126: e2021JG006452

Qi JST Brantley, SW Golladay. 2020. Simulated irrigation reduction improves low flow in streams—a case study in the Lower Flint River Basin. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 28: 100665

Wagner S, S BrantleyS Stuber, J Van Stan, A Whitetree, and A Stubbins. 2019. Dissolved black carbon in throughfall and stemflow in a fire-managed longleaf pine forest. Biogeochemistry 146: 191-207.

Giencke LM, C Denhof, LK Kirkman, OS Stuber, and ST Brantley. 2018. Seed sourcing for longleaf pine ground cover restoration: Does provenance matter? Restoration Ecology 6: 1127–1136.

Brantley ST, JM Vose, LE Band, and DN Wear. 2017. Planning for an uncertain future. Restoration to mitigate water scarcity and sustain carbon sequestration. Chapter 15. In: Kirkman LK and SB Jack (eds). Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Other Publications

Miniat CF, JF Fraterrigo, ST Brantley, MA Callahan, S Cordell, JS Dukes, CP Giardina, S Jose, and G. Lovett. 2019. Chapter 3: Impacts of invasive species on forest and grassland ecosystem processes in the US. In: Poland TM, T Patel-Weynand, D Finch, CF Miniat, and V Lopez (eds). Invasive species in forests and grasslands of the United States: a comprehensive science synthesis for the United States forest sector. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. In press.

Oishi AC, SO Denham, ST Brantley, KA Novick, PV Bolstad, CF Miniat. Quantifying the effects of stand age on components of forest evapotranspiration. Acta Horticulturae: In press.

Miniat CF, DR Zietlow, ST Brantley, CL Brown, AE Mayfield III, RM Jetton, JR Rhea, and P Arnold. 2020. Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) to silvicultural release and variable site history: Implications for hemlock restoration. Forest Ecology and Management 460: 117903.

Degrassi A, S Brantley, C Levine, J Mohan, S Record, D Tomback, and A Ellison. 2019. Loss of foundation species revisited: conceptual framework with lessons learned from eastern hemlock and whitebark pine. Ecosphere 10: e02917.

Brantley ST, CF Miniat, and PV Bolstad. 2019. Rainfall partitioning varies across a forest chronosequence in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Ecohydrology 12: e2081.

Oishi AC, CF Miniat, KA Novick, ST Brantley, JM Vose, and JT Walker. 2018. Warmer temperatures reduce net carbon uptake, but not water use in a mature southern Appalachian forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252: 269–282.

KJ Elliott, PV Caldwell, ST Brantley, CF Miniat, JM Vose, WT Swank. 2017. Water yield following grass-to-forest transition. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 21: 981–997.

Brantley ST, AE Mayfield III, R Jetton, CF Miniat, DR Zeitlow and James Rhea. 2017. Elevated light levels reduce HWA infestation and improve carbon balance in infested eastern hemlock seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 385: 150–160.

Stuber OS, LK Kirkman, J Hepinstall-Cymerman, and GI Martin. 2016. The ecological condition of geographically isolated wetlands in the southeastern United States: the relationship between landscape-level assessments and macrophyte assemblages. Ecological Indicators 62:191-200.