Smith, Jane

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Professor (Courtesy)
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

128 FSL

Phone Number: 
(541) 750-7387
Fax Number: 
(541) 750-7329
B.S., 1982, Humboldt State University
M.S., 1993, Oregon State University
Ph.D., 2004, Oregon State University
Research Areas: 
  • Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests: 
  • Forest Ecology
  • Mycorrhiza Ecology
Forest fungi, mycorrhizal fungi, soil microbial diversity, invasive plant species, influences of wildfire and forest management on belowground diversity and function.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Smith JE, Jennings TN, McKay D, Sulzman EW, Kluber LA. The (re)burning question: Does the presence of downed wood at the time of a forest fire impact soil recovery? Forest Ecology and Management – submitted
  2. Garcia MO, Smith JE, Luoma DL, Jones MD. 2015. Ectomycorrhizal communities of ponderosa pine and lodgepole pine forests under modification by climate change in the south-central Oregon pumice zone. Mycorrhiza – accepted with revision
  3. Jennings TN, Smith JE, Sulzman E, Cromack K Jr., McKay D, Caldwell B, Beldin S. 2012. Impact of postfire logging on soil bacterial and fungal communities and biogeochemistry in a mixed-conifer forest in central Oregon. Plant Soil 350(1): 393–411, DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0925-5
  4. Kluber LA, Smith JE, Myrold D. 2011. Temporal dynamics of fungal and bacterial communities associated with ectomycorrhizal Piloderma mat and non-mat soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43: 1042-1050, DOI 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.01.022
  5. Regvar M, Likar M, Piltaver A, Kugonič N, Smith JE. 2010. Fungal community structure under goat willows (Salix caprea L.) growing at a metal polluted site: the potential of screening in a model phytostabilisation study. Plant Soil 330: 345-356, DOI 10.1007/s11104-009-0207-7
  6. Lilleskov E, Callaham M, Pouyat R, Smith JE, Castellano M, González G, Lodge DJ, Arango R, Green F. 2010. Invasive soil organisms and their effects on belowground processes. In A Dynamic Invasive Species Research Vision: Opportunities and Priorities 2009–29. Edited by ME Dix, K Britton, U.S. For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. No. WO–79. pp. 67–83.
  7. Hebel CL, Smith JE, and Cromack K,Jr. 2009. Invasive plant species and soil microbial response to wildfire burn severity in the Cascade Range of Oregon. Journal of Applied Soil Ecology 42: 150-159, DOI 10.1016/j.apsoil.2009.03.004
  8. Trappe JM, Molina R, Luoma DL, Cázares E, Pilz D, Smith JE, Castellano MA, Miller SL, Trappe MJ. 2009. Diversity, ecology, and conservation of truffle fungi in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-772. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.