James A. Allen, Ph.D. - Professor

allen Additional NAU Roles

- Executive Director, School of Forestry
- Director, Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Research Interests

Ecology, Management and Restoration of Forested Wetlands, International Forestry

Although I work primarily in an administrative capacity here at the School of Forestry, I have a diverse research background that includes fieldwork in southern Africa (Swaziland), bottomland hardwood forests and coastal baldcypress swamps of the Lower Mississippi Valley, mangrove swamps of Hawaii and Micronesia, and upland forests of the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York.


A.A.S., Paul Smith's College, 1978
B.S., Virginia Tech, 1980
M.S., Cornell University, 1986
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1994

Contact Information

Office: Building 82 - Room 124
Phone: 928.523.5894
Email: James.Allen@nau.edu

Selected Publications

Allen, J.A. and K.M. Ramstead. 2010. High-elevation wet meadows in Arizona: Distribution, threats and biodiversity. Pages 21-25 in P.F. Ffolliott (ed.), Hydrology and Water Resources of Arizona and the Southwest, Volume 40, Proceedings of the 2010 Meetings of the Hydrology Section, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 10, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Krauss, K.W., D.R. Cahoon, J.A. Allen, J.C. Lynch, N.C. Cormier and K.C. Ewel. 2010. Surface elevation change and susceptibility of different mangrove zones to sea-level rise on Pacific high islands of Micronesia. Ecosystems 13: 129-143.

Woodcock, T, C. Evans, C. Laxson, R. Tucker, J. Allen, J. Mihuc, E. Allen and T. Mihuc. 2008. Land use designation and vegetation community structure in the Adirondack uplands (New York, USA). Applied Vegetation Science 11: 509-520.

K.W. Krauss, B.D. Keeland, J.A. Allen, K.C. Ewel and D.J. Johnson. 2007. Effects of season, rainfall, and hydrogeomorphic setting on mangrove tree growth in Micronesia. Biotropica 39: 161-170.

Allen, J.A. and K.W. Krauss. 2006. The influence of propagule flotation longevity and light availability on the establishment of introduced mangrove species in Hawaii. Pacific Science 60: 367-376.

Allen, J.A., K.W. Krauss, K.C. Ewel, B.D. Keeland and E.E. Waguk. 2005. A tropical freshwater wetland: I. Structure, growth, and regeneration patterns. Wetland Ecology and Management 13: 657-669.

Allen, J.A., K.W. Krauss, and R.D. Hauff. 2003. Factors limiting the intertidal distribution of the mangrove species Xylocarpus granatum. Oecologia 135: 110-121.

Allen, J.A., B.D. Keeland, H.E. Kennedy, Jr., and A.F. Clewell. 2001. A guide to bottomland hardwood restoration. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2000-0011, and USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station General Technical Report SRS-40. 132 pp.

Allen, J.A., K.C. Ewel, and J. Jack. 2001. Patterns of natural and anthropogenic disturbance of the mangroves on the Pacific Island of Kosrae. Wetland Ecology and Management 9: 291-301.

Dr. Allen's publications are also listed at Google Scholar.