Last update: 2013-03-06 21:21:46

Ellen G. Denny

USA National Phenology Network
Tucson, AZ
My mailing address:
4 Tenney Hill Rd.
Kittery Point ME 03905


MFS, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Forest Science, 1997
ScB, Brown University, Aquatic Biology, 1989

Professional Positions:
  • Monitoring Design and Data Coordinator (2009-present) USA National Phenology Network, Tucson AZ
  • Network Coordinator (2007-present) Northeast Regional Phenology Network, Kittery Point ME
  • Ecologist (2004-2007) USDA Forest Service, Durham NH
  • Research Assistant/Lab and Data Manager (1997-2005) Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven CT
  • Peace Corps Volunteer (1993-1994) Uruguay, South America
  • Restoration Manager (1991-1992) The Nature Conservancy, Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt CA
  • Restoration Intern (1990-1991) The Nature Conservancy, Cosumnes River Preserve, Galt CA

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Forest vegetation dynamics, forest regeneration, phenology.

    Selected Publications:

    Schwartz, M.D., C.A.F. Enquist and E.G. Denny. 2013. Phenological implications of warming temperatures and extreme climatic events. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94(10):99.

    Crowley, K.F., B.E. McNeil, G.M. Lovett, C.D. Canham, C.T. Driscoll, L.E. Rustad, E. Denny, R.A. Hallett, M.A. Arthur, J.L. Boggs, C.L. Goodale, J.S. Kahl, S.G. McNulty, S.V. Ollinger, L.H. Pardo, P.G. Schaberg, J.L. Stoddard, M.P. Weand, and K.C. Weathers. 2012. Do nutrient limitation patterns shift from nitrogen toward phosphorus with increasing nitrogen deposition across the northeastern United States? Ecosystems 15:940-957.

    San Gil, I., K. Baker, J. Campbell, E.G. Denny, et al. 2009. The long-term ecological research community metadata standardisation project: a progress report. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies 4(3): 141-53.

    McNeil, B.E., E.G. Denny, A.D. Richardson. 2008. Coordinating a Northeast regional phenology network. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 89:188-190.

    Siccama, T.G., T.J. Fahey, C.E. Johnson, T.W. Sherry, E.G. Denny, E.B. Girdler, G.E. Likens, and P.A. Schwarz. 2007. Population and biomass dynamics of trees in a northern hardwood forest at Hubbard Brook. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37:737-749.

    Richardson, A.D., A.S. Bailey, E.G. Denny, C.W. Martin, and J. O’Keefe. 2006. Phenology of a northern hardwood forest canopy. Global Change Biology 12:1174-1178.

    Juice, S.M., T.J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, C.T. Driscoll, E.G. Denny, C. Eagar, N.L. Cleavitt, R. Minocha, and A.D. Richardson. 2006. Response of sugar maple to calcium addition to northern hardwood forest. Ecology 87(5):1267-1280.

    Richardson, A.D., E.G. Denny, T.G. Siccama, and X. Lee. 2003. Evidence for a rising cloud ceiling in eastern North America. Journal of Climate 16:2093-2098.

    Richardson, A.D., E.G. Denny, J.A. Forbush, T.G. Siccama, and K.S. Hunter. 2001. Differential aluminum and calcium concentrations in the tissues of ten Cornus species. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128(2):120-127.

    Griggs, F.T., V. Morris, and E. Denny. 1993. Five years of valley oak riparian forest restoration. Fremontia 22(2):13-17.

    Role at the Hubbard Brook:
    I help maintain long-term vegetation and forest floor datasets, and participate in data and information management activities for the HBES.

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