John Gunn

Research Assistant Professor of Forest Management
Phone: (603) 862-2353
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, Nesmith Hall Rm 210, Durham, NH 03824


  • Ph.D., Biology, University of New Brunswick
  • M.F.S., Yale University
  • B.S., University of Maine

Selected Publications

  • Hammer, C. F., & Gunn, J. S. (2021). Planting native trees to restore riparian forests increases biotic resistance to nonnative plant invasions. INVASIVE PLANT SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 14(2), 126-133. doi:10.1017/inp.2021.11

  • Gunn, J. S., Ducey, M. J., Buchholz, T., & Belair, E. P. (2020). Forest Carbon Resilience of Eastern Spruce Budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) Salvage Harvesting in the Northeastern United States. FRONTIERS IN FORESTS AND GLOBAL CHANGE, 3. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2020.00014

  • Gunn, J. S., Ducey, M. J., & Belair, E. (2019). Evaluating degradation in a North American temperate forest. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 432, 415-426. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.09.046

  • Gunn, J. S., & Buchholz, T. (2018). Forest sector greenhouse gas emissions sensitivity to changes in forest management in Maine (USA). FORESTRY, 91(4), 526-538. doi:10.1093/forestry/cpy013

  • Buchholz, T., Gunn, J. S., & Saah, D. S. (2017). Greenhouse gas emissions of local wood pellet heat from northeastern US forests. ENERGY, 141, 483-491. doi:10.1016/

  • Gunn, J. S. (2017). Woody Biomass Energy Emissions: We still need to do the math. Commentary in: The Forestry Source.. The Forestry Source, (September 2017), 23-25. Retrieved from

  • Buchholz, T., Hurteau, M. D., Gunn, J., & Saah, D. (2016). A global meta-analysis of forest bioenergy greenhouse gas emission accounting studies. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY BIOENERGY, 8(2), 281-289. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12245

  • Gunn, J. S., Ducey, M. J., & Whitman, A. A. (2014). Late-successional and old-growth forest carbon temporal dynamics in the Northern Forest (Northeastern USA). FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 312, 40-46. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.10.023

  • Walker, T., Cardellichio, P., Gunn, J. S., Saah, D. S., & Hagan, J. M. (2013). Carbon Accounting for Woody Biomass from Massachusetts (USA) Managed Forests: A Framework for Determining the Temporal Impacts of Wood Biomass Energy on Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Levels. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 32(1-2), 130-158. doi:10.1080/10549811.2011.652019