Heidi Asbjornsen

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-1011
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 272, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Heidi Asbjornsen, associate professor in the Earth Systems Research Center.


  • Ph.D., Ecosystem Ecology, Yale University
  • M.S., Forest Ecology, Yale University
  • B.A., Biology, Carleton College

Courses Taught

  • NR 600: Work Experience
  • NR 729: Silviculture
  • NR 734: Tropical Ecology

Selected Publications

Brum, M., Lopez, J. G., Asbjornsen, H., Licata, J., Pypker, T., Sanchez, G., & Oliveira, R. S. (2019). ENSO effects on the transpiration of eastern Amazon trees (vol 374, 20180551, 2018). PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 374(1764). doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0085

Wyka, S. A., McIntire, C. D., Smith, C., Munck, I. A., Rock, B. N., Asbjornsen, H., & Broders, K. D. (2018). Effect of Climatic Variables on Abundance and Dispersal of Lecanosticta acicola Spores and Their Impact on Defoliation on Eastern White Pine. Phytopathology, 108(3), 374-383. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-02-17-0065-R

Jennings, K. A., Guerrieri, R., Vadeboncoeur, M. A., & Asbjornsen, H. (2016). Response of Quercus velutina growth and water use efficiency to climate variability and nitrogen fertilization in a temperate deciduous forest in the northeastern USA. Tree Physiology, 36(4), 428-443. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpw003

Gollany, H. T., Titus, B. D., Scott, D. A., Asbjornsen, H., Resh, S. C., Chimner, R. A., . . . Cisz, M. E. (2015). Biogeochemical Research Priorities for Sustainable Biofuel and Bioenergy Feedstock Production in the Americas. Environmental Management, 56(6), 1330-1355. doi:10.1007/s00267-015-0536-7

Watkins, D. W., de Moraes, M. M. G. A., Asbjornsen, H., Mayer, A. S., Licata, J., Lopez, J. G., . . . da Nobrega Germano, B. (2015). Bioenergy Development Policy and Practice Must Recognize Potential Hydrologic Impacts: Lessons from the Americas. Environmental Management, 56(6), 1295-1314. doi:10.1007/s00267-015-0460-x

Asbjornsen, H., Hernandez-Santana, V., Liebman, M., Bayala, J., Chen, J., Helmers, M., . . . Schulte, L. A. (2014). Targeting perennial vegetation in agricultural landscapes for enhancing ecosystem services. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 29(02), 101-125. doi:10.1017/S1742170512000385

GOTSCH, S. Y. B. I. L. G., ASBJORNSEN, H. E. I. D. I., HOLWERDA, F. R. I. S. O., GOLDSMITH, G. R. E. G. O. R. Y. R., WEINTRAUB, A. L. E. X. I. S. E., & DAWSON, T. O. D. D. E. (2014). Foggy days and dry nights determine crown-level water balance in a seasonal tropical montane cloud forest. Plant, Cell & Environment, 37(1), 261-272. doi:10.1111/pce.12151

Goldsmith, G. R., Muñoz-Villers, L. E., Holwerda, F., McDonnell, J. J., Asbjornsen, H., & Dawson, T. E. (2012). Stable isotopes reveal linkages among ecohydrological processes in a seasonally dry tropical montane cloud forest. Ecohydrology, 5(6), 779-790. doi:10.1002/eco.268

Helmers, M. J., Zhou, X., Asbjornsen, H., Kolka, R., Tomer, M. D., & Cruse, R. M. (2012). Sediment Removal by Prairie Filter Strips in Row-Cropped Ephemeral Watersheds. Journal of Environment Quality, 41(5), 1531. doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0473

Asbjornsen, H., Goldsmith, G. R., Alvarado-Barrientos, M. S., Rebel, K., Van Osch, F. P., Rietkerk, M., . . . Dawson, T. E. (2011). Ecohydrological advances and applications in plant-water relations research: a review. Journal of Plant Ecology, 4(1-2), 3-22. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtr005

Most Cited Publications