Lafon, Charles individual record
Professor
Positions:
overview

Spatial and temporal patterns of disturbances, including fires, ice storms, insect outbreaks, hurricanes, and mammalian herbivory

Influences of disturbances and environmental gradients on vegetation patterns

Vegetation history and succession

Eastern North American forests and Scandinavian treeline

selected publications
Academic Articles25
  • Lafon, C. W., DeWeese, G. G., Flatley, W. T., Aldrich, S. R., & Naito, A. T (2022). Historical Fire Regimes and Stand Dynamics of Xerophytic Pine–Oak Stands in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Virginia, USA. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 112(2), 387-409.
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  • Deshpande, A. G., Boutton, T. W., Hyodo, A., Lafon, C. W., & Moore, G. W. (2020). Bottomland hardwood forest growth and stress response to hydroclimatic variation: evidence from dendrochronology and tree ring Δ13C values. Biogeosciences. 17(22), 5639-5653.
  • Kim, D., Millington, A. C., & Lafon, C. W (2020). Disturbance after Disturbance: Combined Effects of Two Successive Hurricanes on Forest Community Structure. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 110(3), 571-585.
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  • Harley, G., Baisan, C., Brown, P., Falk, D., Flatley, W., Grissino-Mayer, H., ... Taylor, A (2018). Advancing Dendrochronological Studies of Fire in the United States. Fire. 1(1), 11-11.
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  • Johnson, J. S., Gaddis, K. D., Cairns, D. M., Lafon, C. W., & Krutovsky, K. V. (2016). Plant responses to global change: next generation biogeography. Physical Geography. 37(2), 93-119.
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Chapters2
  • Lafon, C. W. (2016). Ice Storms in Central Hardwood Forests: The Disturbance Regime, Spatial Patterns, and Vegetation Influences. Greenberg, C. H., & Collins, B. S. (Eds.), Natural Disturbances and Historic Range of Variation. 147-166. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Xi, W., Waldron, J. D., Cairns, D. M., Lafon, C. W., Birt, A. G., Tchakerian, M. D., Klepzig, K. D., & Coulson, R. N. (2012). Restoration of Southern Pine Forests After the Southern Pine Beetle. Stanturf, J., Madsen, P., & Lamb, D. (Eds.), A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration. 321-354. Springer Netherlands.
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Conference Papers2
  • Xi, W., Chen, S., Birt, A. G., Waldron, J. D., Lafon, C. W., Cairns, D. M., ... Coulson, R. N. (2010). SIMULATING THE INTERACTIONS OF FOREST STRUCTURE, FIRE REGIME, AND PLANT INVASION IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS USING LANDIS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST U S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE INTERAGENCY RESEARCH FORUM ON INVASIVE SPECIES. 75, 143-143.
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Principal Investigator1
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
clafon@tamu.edu
First Name
Charles
Last Name
Lafon
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Geography; 3147 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3147
USA