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Adjunct Faculty

Michael Amacher

Adjunct Professor
Employee Type: Adjunct Faculty
Location:  USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
Office Phone:  435-755-3560
Michael C Amacher
 
Business Address:        Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 860 N. 1200 E., Logan, UT 84321, 801-755-3569, mamacher@fs.fed.us
 
Education:        B.S. (1972), M.S. (1978), PhD (1981), Pennsylvania State University
 
Employment:
2001-present                             Research Soil Scientist, GS-14, USDA Forest Service
1990-2001                                 Research Soil Scientist, GS-13, USDA Forest Service
1989-1990                                             Research Soil Scientist, GS-12, USDA Forest Service
1986-1989                                             Associate Professor, Agronomy Dep., Louisiana State University
1983-1986                                             Assistant Professor, Agronomy Dep., Louisiana State University
1981-1983                                             Research Assistant Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Dep. Of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University
1976-1981                                             Research Assistant, Dep. of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University
1974-1976                                             Graduate Assistant, Dep. of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University
1972-1974                                             Environmental Analytical Chemist, Church Laboratories
 
Areas of Research:
1)         Modeling the reactions and transport of elements in soil and aquatic environments
2)         Restoration of watersheds and lands disturbed by mining and other resource use activities
3)         Status and trend of forest soil quality
4)         Climate change effects on forest soils
 
Recent Publications (from 2005 to present):
 
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and C.J. Palmer. 2005. Developing a national indicator of soil quality on U.S. forestlands: Methods and initial results. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 107:59-80.
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and C.H. Perry. 2005. Soils as an indicator of forest health: A guide to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of soil indicator data in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. GTR-NC-258. USDA-FS North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN. 53 p.
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and B.L. Conkling. 2005. Criterion 4 – Conservation of soil. p. 83-100. In: B.L. Conkling, J.W. Coulston, M.J. Ambrose (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2001 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-081. USDA-FS Southern Research Station, Ashville, NC.
O’Neill, K.P., C. Woodall, M. Amacher, and G. Holden. 2005. Linking soils and down woody material inventories for cohesive assessments of ecosystem carbon pools. p. 27-32. In: R.E. McRoberts, G.A. Reams, P.C. Van Deusen, W.H. McWilliams, and C.J. Cieszewski (eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. GTR-NC-252. USDA-FS North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN.
Chojnacky, D.C., M.C. Amacher, C.H. Perry. 2006. A model for monitoring forest floor duff and litter carbon sequestration. In: K.M. Reynolds (ed.). Sustainable forestry in theory and practice: Recent advances in inventory and monitoring, statistics and modelling, information and knowledge management and policy science. PNW-GTR-688. USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR.
Amacher, M.C., K.P. O’Neill, and C.H. Perry. 2007. Soil vital signs: a new index for assessing forest soil health. RMRS-RP-65WWW. USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. 12 p.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Physical properties of forest soils. p. 51-58. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Chemical properties of forest soils. p. 59-66. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. 
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Soil carbon. p. 67-72. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. 
Stillings, L.L., P.J. Willard, and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Geochemical controls on Se: A comparison of two wetlands. p.1271-1275. In: T.D. Bullard and Y. Wang (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-12. 31 July-5 Aug, 2007. Kunming, China. 
Mackowiak, C.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2008. Soil sulfur amendments suppress selenium uptake by alfalfa and western wheatgrass. J. Environ. Qual. 37:772-779.
Perry, C.H., C.W. Woodall, M.C. Amacher, K.P. O’Neill. 2009. An inventory of carbon storage in forest soil and down wood of the United States. p. 101-115. In: B.J. McPherson and E. Sundquist (eds.). Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle. Geophysical Monograph Series 183. American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. 
Perry, C.H., M.C. Amacher, W. Cannon, R.K. Kolka, and L. Woodruff. 2009. The distribution of mercury in a forest floor transect across the central United States. p. 103-108. In: R.E. McRoberts, G.A. Reams, P.C. Van Deusen, and W.H. McWilliams (eds.). Proceedings, 8th Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. 16-19 Oct, 2006. Monterrey, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-79. US Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2009. Forest soils. p. 42-44. In: W.B. Smith, P.D. Miles, C.H. Perry, S.A. Pugh (coordinators). Forest resources of the United States, 2007. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-78. US Forest Service, Washington, DC. 
Chojnacky, D.C., M.C. Amacher, and M.J. Gavazzi. 2009. Separating duff and litter for improved mass and carbon estimates. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 33 (1):29-34.
Amacher, Michael C.; Perry, Charles H. 2010. The soil indicator of forest health in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. In: Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Neary, Daniel; Trettin, Carl, tech. eds. Scientific background for soil monitoring on National Forests and Rangelands: workshop proceedings; April 29-30, 2008; Denver, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 83-108.
Stillings, L.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2010. Kinetics of selenium release in mine waste from the Meade Peak Phosphatic Shale, Phosphoria Formation, Wooley Valley, Idaho, USA. Chem. Geol. 269:113-123.
Blecker, Steve W.; Stillings, Lisa L.; Amacher, Michael C.; Ippolito, James A.; DeCrappeo, Nicole M. 2010. Ecosystem health in mineralized terrane: Data from podiform chromite (Chinese Camp mining district, California), quartz alunite (Castle Peak and Masonic mining districts, Nevada/California), and Mo/Cu porphyry (Battle Mountain mining district, Nevada) deposits. Open-File Report 2010-1040. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 38 p.
Woodall, Christopher W.; Conkling, Barbara L.; Amacher, Michael C.; Coulston, John W.; Jovan, Sarah; Perry, Charles H.; Schulz, Beth; Smith, Gretchen C.; Will Wolf, Susan. 2010. The Forest Inventory and Analysis Database Version 4.0: Database Description and Users Manual for Phase 3. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-61. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 180 p.
DeBlander, Larry T.; Shaw, John D.; Witt, Chris; Menlove, Jim; Thompson, Michael T.; Morgan, Todd A.; DeRose, R. Justin; Amacher, Michael C. 2010. Utah's forest resources, 2000-2005. Resour. Bull. RMRS-RB-10. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 144 p.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. Patterns of forest soil calcium and aluminum across the conterminous United States. Forest Health Monitoring 200_ National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-___. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. (in press).
Woodall, C.; Amacher, M.; Bechtold, W.; Coulston, J.; Jovan, S.; Perry, C.; Randolph, K.; Schulz, B.; Smith, W.; Tkacz, B.; Will-Wolf, S. 2011. Status and future of the forest health indicators program of the United States. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment(in press).
Amacher, M.C., and C.H. Perry. Criterion 4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources. In: National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2010. FS-___. US Forest Service, Washington D.C. (in press).
Amacher, M.C., and C.L. Mackowiak. Seasonal soil CO2 flux under big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.). 16th Wildland Shrub Symposium. 18-20 May, 2010. Logan UT. (in press).
 
PUBLICATION LIST FOR MICHAEL C. AMACHER
 
1975
 
Baker, D.E., W.T. Doty, and M. Amacher. 1975. Recycling essential and nonessential elements in the food chain. p. 81-85. In: Food and Our Future. Proceedings of the University-Wide Food Symposium. 30 Sept. - 1 Oct., 1985. University Park, Pennsylvania.
Amacher, M.C., D.E. Baker, and R.M. Eshelman. 1975. Analytical problems relating to cadmium in the environment. p. 21. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1976
 
Baker, D.E., M.C. Amacher, and W.T. Doty. 1976. Monitoring sewage sludges, soils, and crops for Zn and Cd. p. 261-281. In: R.C. Loehr (ed.). Land as a Waste Management Alternative. Proceedings of the 1976 Cornell Agricultural Waste Management Conference.  April, 1976. Rochester, New York. Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
1977
 
Amacher, M.C., D.E. Baker, W.T. Doty, and L.E. Marshall. 1977. Uptake of heavy metals by wheat and potatoes grown on a sludge-amended Northeast Soil. Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
 
1978
 
Amacher, M.C. 1978. Relationships between labile or exchangeable potassium, calcium, and magnesium and their activities and activity ratios in soil-water systems. M.S. Thesis. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. 184 pages.
Amacher, M.C., D.E. Baker, W.T. Doty, and L.E. Marshall. 1978. Soil loading capacities for Cu, Zn, and Cd and their uptake by corn and soybeans grown on a sludge and metal-amended Murrill silt loam. p. 24. In: Northeast Branch of the American Agronomy Society Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1978. Ion exchange theory applied to soil testing. p. 133. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1979
 
Baker, D.E., M.C. Amacher, and R.M. Leach. 1979. Sewage sludge as a source of cadmium in soil-plant-animal systems. Environmental Health Perspectives 28: 45-49.
1980
 
Amacher, M.C., E.A. Douglass, and D.E. Baker. 1980. Oxidation of chromium and plutonium in soils: a problem with the "safe" disposal of chromium and plutonium wastes. p. 10. In: Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1980. Kinetics of Cr oxidation by hydrous manganese oxides. p. 136. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1981
 
Baker, D.E., and M.C. Amacher. 1981. Development and interpretation of a diagnostic soil testing program. Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 826. Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station, University Park, Pennsylvania. 20 pages.
Amacher, M.C. 1981. Redox reactions involving chromium, plutonium, and manganese in soils. Ph.D. Thesis. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. 166 pages.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1981. Chemical fractionation of Cr, Cu, Zn, and Cd in a Hagerstown silt loam previously amended with sludge. p. 15. In: Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1981. Redox reactions of Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Co, Hg, Sn, N, As, Sb, Se, U, and Pu with manganese oxides. p. 145. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1982
 
Baker, D.E., and M.C. Amacher. 1982. Nickel, copper, zinc, and cadmium. p. 323-336. In: A.L. Page (ed.). Methods of Soil Analysis: Part II. Chemical and Microbiological Properties. 2nd edition. Agronomy Monograph 9. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1982. Redox reactions involving chromium, plutonium, and manganese in soils. p. 137-143. In: W.A. Howard, P.B. Dunaway, and R.G. Fuller (eds.). The Radioecology of Transuranics and Other Radionuclides in Desert Ecosystems. NVO-224. U. S. Dept. of Energy, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1982. Redox reactions involving chromium, plutonium, and manganese in soils. DOE/DP/04515-1. U. S. Dept. of Energy, Las Vegas, Nevada and Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. 166 pages.
Doty, W.T., M.C. Amacher, and D.E. Baker. 1982. Manual of Methods. Soil and Environmental Chemistry Laboratory. Information Report 121. Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. 60 pages.
 
Risser, J.A., M.C. Amacher, E.L. Gooch, and D.E. Baker. 1982. Effects of soil properties on the movement of organic compounds in soils: I. Mineralogy effects. p. 18. In: Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., J.A. Risser, E.L. Gooch, and D.E. Baker. 1982. Effects of soil properties on the movement of organic compounds in soils: II. Organic matter effects. p. 19. In: Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Schomburg, C.J., M.C. Amacher, J.A. Risser, D.B. Beegle, and D.E. Baker. 1982. Paraquat/diquat exchange equilibria in natural soils, synthetic soil, and clay minerals. p. 19. In: Northeast Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., and D.E. Baker. 1982. Kinetic analysis of Cr(III) oxidation by manganese oxide and Cr(VI) reduction by fulvic acid. p. 169. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C. 1982. Measurement and calculation of ionic activities in soil solutions: Review and analysis of the principal limitations. p. 169. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1983
 
Baker, D.E., M.C. Amacher, D.B. Beegle, J.K. Buck, E.L. Gooch, C.M. Hunt, R.O. Mumma, J.A. Risser, B.E. Scheetz, and C.J. Schomburg. 1983. Use of synthetic adsorbent as a replacement for sediment and soils in adsorption isotherm and soil thin layer chromatography studies. Task Completion Report for U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D. C.
 Kotuby, J., and M.C. Amacher. 1983. Determination of metal speciation in soil solutions by an equilibrium ion speciation model and a kinetic Chelex-100 metal species separation technique. p. 46. In: 17th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society Abstracts.
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby, and D.E. Baker. 1983. Determination of metal speciation in soil solutions using a kinetic Chelex-100 metal species separation method. p. 145. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1984
 
Amacher, M.C. 1984. Determination of ionic activities in soil solutions and suspensions: Principal limitations. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 48: 519-524.
Amacher, M.C. 1984. New directions in soil testing at LSU. p. 1-11. In: Proceedings of the Louisiana Association of Agronomists. Vol. 25. 13-14 March, 1984. Alexandria, Louisiana.
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, I.K. Iskandar, and H.M. Selim. 1984. Sorption and release of metals by soils. Task Completion Report for U. S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency. D. A. Project 4A1G1102AT24, Research in Snow, Ice, and Frozen Ground, Task Area A, Properties of Cold Regions Materials, Work Unit 006, Chemistry of Freezing and Frozen Soils. U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire. 184 pages.
Amacher, M.C., I.K. Iskandar, E.D. Aviles, and H.M. Selim. 1984. Kinetics of Cr(VI) retention and release by soils. p. 174. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1985
 
Amacher, M.C., and I.K. Iskandar. 1985. Effect of freezing and thawing on metal retention and release by soils. Task Completion Report for U. S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency. D. A. Project 4A1G1102AT24, Research in Snow, Ice, and Frozen Ground, Task Area A, Properties of Cold Regions Materials, Work Unit 006, Chemistry of Freezing and Frozen Soils. U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire. 82 pages.
Iskandar, I.K., M.C. Amacher, J. Kotuby-Amacher, L. Perry, and T. Jenkins. 1985. Effect of freezing and thawing on ion transport in soils. p. 26. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C., I.K. Iskandar, and H.M. Selim. 1985. Analysis of kinetic data and mechanisms of element retention/release reactions in soils. p. 144. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1986
 
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, H.M. Selim, and I.K. Iskandar. 1986. Retention and release of metals by soil - evaluation of several models. In: H.M. Selim, H. Fluhler, and R. Schulin (eds.). Mechanisms of Ion Transport in Soils. Proceedings of an International Conference. 20-23 May, 1985. Zurich, Switzerland. Geoderma 38: 131-154.
Amacher, M.C., R.E. Henderson, R.H. Brupbacher, and J.E. Sedberry, Jr. 1986. Dichromate-oxidizable and total organic carbon contents of representative soils of the major soil areas of Louisiana. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 17: 1019-1032.
Amacher, M.C., and B.J. Miller. 1986. Literature review and analysis to assess the agricultural uses of phosphogypsum and associated environmental impacts. Final Report to Freeport Chemical Co. 168 pages.
Hallmark, W.B., M.C. Amacher, and L.P. Brown. 1986. How much soil potassium do bermuda grasses require? Louisiana Agriculture 29: 22-23.
Hallmark, W.B., M.C. Amacher, and L.P. Brown. 1986. Some hybrid bermudagrasses have higher potassium requirements. Better Crops 70: 18-19.
Hallmark, W.B., M.C. Amacher, M.M. Eichhorn, Jr., and L.P. Brown. 1986. Evaluation of potassium requirements for hybrid bermudagrasses. Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy Abstracts.
Selim, H.M., and M.C. Amacher. 1986. Prediction of the retention and movement of heavy metals in soils. p. 479-480. In: Transactions of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Soil Science. Vol. II. 13-20 Aug., 1986. Hamburg, Germany.
 
Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim. 1986. Comparison of several models for describing element retention by soils. p. 164. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Sweeley, M.E., B.J. Miller, and M.C. Amacher. 1986. Phosphate and sulfate retention by oxidic and smectitic soils. p. 279. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Brown, L.P., W.B. Hallmark, and M.C. Amacher. 1986. Evaluation of soil K requirement for hybrid bermudagrasses. p. 194. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1987
 
Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim. 1987. Prediction of reactive solute transport in soils using nonlinear and second-order kinetic models. p. 95-103. In: Impact of Physico-Chemistry on the Study, Design, and Optimization of Processes in Natural Porous Media. 10-12 June, 1987. Nancy, France.
Eichhorn, M.M., Jr., B.D. Nelson, M.C. Amacher, W.B. Hallmark, M.R. Brant, S.A. Bartkiewicz, L. Devold, and J.D. Fontenot. 1987. Effects of fertilizer potassium on coastal bermudagrass grown on coastal plain soil. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 782. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 73 pages.
Sedberry, J.E., Jr., and M.C. Amacher, D.P. Bligh, and O.D. Curtis. 1987. Plant tissue analysis as a diagnostic aid in crop production. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 783. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 15 pages.
Eichhorn, M.M., Jr., and M.C. Amacher. 1987. Potash for coastal bermudagrass increases hay yields, saves stands. Better Crops 72: 18-20.
Ori, L., J.E. Sedberry, Jr., and M.C. Amacher. 1987. Survey of the arsenic content of Louisiana soils. p. 172. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1988
 
Amacher, M.C., H.M. Selim, and I.K. Iskandar. 1988. Kinetics of chromium(VI) and cadmium retention in soils; a nonlinear multireaction model. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 52: 398-408.
Sedberry, J.E., Jr., D.P. Bligh, F.J. Peterson, and M.C. Amacher. 1988. Influence of soil pH and application of zinc on the yield and uptake of selected nutrient elements by rice. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 19: 597-615.
Selim, H.M., and M.C. Amacher. 1988. A second-order kinetic approach for modeling solute retention and transport in soils. Water Resources Research 24: 2061-2075.
Schumacher, B.A., W.J. Day, M.C. Amacher, and B.J. Miller. 1988. Soils of the Mississippi River alluvial plain in Louisiana. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 796. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 275 pages.
Amacher, M.C., and B.J. Miller. 1988. Soil fertility levels. p. 62-66. In: Soil Survey of East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. USDA-SCS and LAES. U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C.  (There are nine other sections on soil fertility for the soil surveys of Calcasieu, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Natchitoches, Claiborne, LaSalle, Cameron, Livingston, and Richmond Parishes. These are not listed separately since they are very similar to that for East Carroll Parish).
Hinz, C., B. Buchter, M.C. Amacher, and H.M. Selim. 1988. Miscible displacement of zinc and cadmium in soil columns as affected by ionic strength. p. 184. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Burden, D.S., and M.C. Amacher. 1988. Kinetics of chromate and phosphate exchange on synthetic goethite. p. 195. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 1989
 
Selim, H.M., M.C. Amacher, and I.K. Iskandar. 1989. Modeling the transport of chromium(VI) in soil columns. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 53: 996-1004.
Buchter, B., B. Davidoff, M.C. Amacher, C. Hinz, I.K. Iskandar, and H.M. Selim. 1989. Correlation of Freundlich Kd and n parameters with soils and elements. Soil Sci. 148: 370-379.
Amacher, M.C., W.J. Day, B.A. Schumacher, P.M. Walthall, and B.J. Miller. 1989. A guide to the classification of soils of Louisiana. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 803. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 31 pages.
Amacher, M.C. 1989. Methods of obtaining and analyzing kinetic data. p. 196. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy.
 
1990
 
Selim, H.M., M.C. Amacher, and I.K. Iskandar. 1990. Modeling the transport of heavy metals in soils. CRREL Monograph No. 90-2. U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Amacher, M.C., R.E. Henderson, M.D. Breithaupt, C.L. Seale, and J.M. LaBauve. 1990. Unbuffered and buffered salt methods for exchangeable cations and effective cation-exchange capacity. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 54: 1036-1042.
Amacher, M.C., H.M. Selim, and I.K. Iskandar. 1990. Kinetics of mercuric chloride retention by soils. J. Environ. Qual. 19: 382-388.
Sidle, R.C., and M.C. Amacher. 1990. Effects of mining, grazing, and roads on sediment and water chemistry in Birch Creek, Nevada. p. 463-472. In: Watershed Planning and Analysis in Action. Proceedings of the Watershed Management Symposium. American Society of Civil Engineers. 9-11 July, 1990. Durango, CO.
Selim, H.M., M.C. Amacher, N. Persaud, and R.S. Mansell. 1990. Retention and transport of phosphorus in soils; a multireaction approach. p. 596-603. In: Proceedings of the 1990 Summer Computer Simulation Conference. Society for Computer Simulation, San Diego, California. 16-18 July, 1990. Calgary, Canada.
Iskandar, I.K., and M.C. Amacher, and H.M. Selim. 1990. Describing the mobility and retention of chromium in several soils. p. 359-360. In: Transactions of the 14th Congress of the International Society of Soil Science. Vol. II. 12-18 Aug., 1990. Kyoto, Japan.
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, R.C. Sidle, and B.D. Williams. 1990. Effect of cross-valley fill of minespoil on a small watershed. p. 32. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Brown, R.W., and M.C. Amacher. 1990. Some effects of acid mine drainage on plant water relations. p. 34. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C., I.K. Iskandar, and H.M. Selim. 1990. Use of mathematical models for cost effective cleanup of heavy metals in contaminated soils. p. 222. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C., R.C. Sidle, B.D. Williams, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1990. Effect of chert cross-valley fill on water quality in a small headwater stream. EOS 71: 1342.
 
1991
 
Amacher, M.C. 1991. Methods of obtaining and analyzing kinetic data. p. 19-59. In: D.L. Sparks, and D.L. Suarez (eds.). Rates of Soil Chemical Processes. SSSA Special Publication No. 27. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.
Sidle, R.C., J.C. Chambers, and M.C. Amacher. 1991. Fate of heavy metals in an abandoned lead-zinc tailings pond: II. Sediment. J. Environ. Qual. 20: 752-758.
Chambers, J.C., M.C. Amacher, and R.W. Brown. 1991. Effect of acid mine drainage on a riparian area: element concentrations in soils and plants. p. 183-191. In: W.R. Oaks and J. Bowden (eds.). Proceedings of the 1991 National Meeting of the American Society of Surface Mining and Reclamation. 14-17 April, 1991. Durango, CO. American Society of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Princeton, WV.
Brown, R.W., R.C. Sidle, M.C. Amacher, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1991. Reclamation in the Great Basin: Research results on the Borealis Mine, 1987-90. In: Cyanide Heap Leaching Process: Site Selection to Reclamation. 4-7 Mar, 1991. Reno, NV. USDA Forest Service R-4 Mineral Area Management.
Brown, R.W., R.C. Sidle, M.C. Amacher, J. Kotuby-Amacher, B.D. Williams, and J.C. Chambers. 1991. Reclamation research results on the Borealis Mine: Progress report for 1987 to 1990. USDA Forest Service R-4 Mineral Area Management. 69 pages.
Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim. 1991. Mathematical models to evaluate cost effective cleanup of heavy metals in soils. p. 333-335.2. In: Emerging Technologies for Hazardous Waste Management Symposium. 1-3 Oct., 1991. Atlanta, GA. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
Amacher, M.C., R.W. Brown, R.C. Sidle, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1991. Effect of acid mine drainage on headwater streams in the Beartooth Mountains, Montana. p. 34. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, R.C. Sidle, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1991. Effect of mineland reclamation treatments in the Great Basin on soil water status. p. 37. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C., R.W. Brown, R.C. Sidle, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1991. Iron reactions in a headwater stream affected by acid mine drainage. EOS 72: 177.
 
1992
 
Kotuby-Amacher, J., R.P. Gambrell, and M.C. Amacher. 1992. Distribution and environmental chemistry of lead in soil at an abandoned battery reclamation site. p. 1-24. In: I.K. Iskandar and H.M. Selim (eds.). Engineering Aspects of Metal-Waste Management. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
Brown, R.W., R.C. Sidle, M.C. Amacher, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1992. Reclaiming aridland mine spoils in the Great Basin: Research results on the Borealis Mine, 1988-1991. p. 34-36. In: D.C. Zamudio (ed.). Arid Mined Land Revegetation Symposium. 12-14 Mar., 1991. Tonopah, NV. Soil and Water Conservation Society, Nevada Chapter.
Brown, R.W., R.C. Sidle, M.C. Amacher, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1992. Reclamation of gold mine spoils in the pinyon-juniper zone of the Great Basin. p. 215-238. In: W.G. Hassell, S.K. Nordstrom, W.R. Kemmerer, and J. Todd (eds.). Proceedings of the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop No. 10. Information Series No. 71. 4-5 Mar., 1992. Fort Collins, CO. Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
 
1993
 
Amacher, M.C., R.W. Brown, J. Kotuby-Amacher, and A. Willis. 1993. Adding sodium hydroxide to study metal removal in a stream affected by acid mine drainage. Research Paper INT-465. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 17 pages.
Ori, L.V., M.C. Amacher, and J.E. Sedberry, Jr. 1993. The distribution of arsenic in soils of Louisiana. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 24: 2321-2332.
 
1994
 
Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim. 1994. Mathematical models to evaluate retention and transport of chromium(VI) in soil. Ecological Modelling 74:205-230.
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, and R.W. Brown.  1994. Reactions, transport, and remediation of copper in acidic minespoils and sediments. p. 1348-1351. In: Emerging Technologies for Hazardous Waste Management VI. 19-21 Sept., 1994. Atlanta, GA. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
 
Amacher, M.C., and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1994. Selective extraction of arsenic from minespoils, soils, and sediments. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 

1995
 
Amacher, M.C., R.W. Brown, R.C. Sidle, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1995.   Effect of mine waste on element speciation in headwater streams. p. 275-309. In: H.E. Allen et al. (eds.). Metal Speciation and Contamination of Soil. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher. 1995. Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on two alluvial soils of Louisiana: Soybeans. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 26: 1491-1505.
Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher. 1995. Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on two alluvial soils of Louisiana: Cotton. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 26:1921-1934.
Kotuby-Amacher, J., and M.C. Amacher. 1995. Comparison of three methods for determining total alkalinity in natural waters. Research Paper INT-RP-480. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT. 9 pages.
Selim, H.M., L. Ma, H. Zhu, I.K. Iskandar, and M.C. Amacher. 1995. A modified multicomponent model for heavy metals transport in soils. p. 123-124. In: Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting across disciplines. International Conference Proceedings. September, 1995. Davis, CA. Kearney Foundation of Soil Science, Davis, CA.
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1995. Reclamation research in the New World District: 1994 report of research. 81 pages.
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, E.M. Buselli, and A.W. Nichols. 1995. Phosphorus in stream water and sediments in the central Great Basin. p. 336. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Amacher, M.C. 1995. Remediation strategies to overcome chemical factors limiting restoration of disturbed lands. p. 356. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
Grossl, P., J. McLean, B. Bugbee, J. Cramer, and M. Amacher. 1995. Potential use of metal hyperaccumulating plants to rehabilitate contaminated soils in the western U.S. p. 214. In: Agronomy Abstracts. American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.
 
1996
 
Amacher, M.C. 1996. Nickel, cadmium, and lead. p. 739-768. In: D.L. Sparks et al. (eds.). Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 3. Chemical Methods. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1996. Ecological restoration of acidic mine spoils at high elevations: Long-term significance of revegetation and natural succession. p. 127-151. In: W.R. Keammerer (ed.). Proceedings of the High Altitude Revegetation Workshop No. 12. 21-23 Feb., 1996. Fort Collins, CO. Information Series No. 83. Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1996. Revegetation of acidic mine spoils at high elevations: Restoration of native plant communities. p. 23-33. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs. 15-18 Sept., 1996. Kalispell, MT.
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, B.D. Williams, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1996. Reclamation research in the New World: 1995 report of research. 92 pages.
 
1997
 
Selim, H.M., and M.C. Amacher. 1997. Reactivity and Transport of Heavy Metals in Soils. Lewis Publishers/CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 201 pages.
Delgado, J.A., and M.C. Amacher. 1997. Modeling the uptake of sulfur by crops on three alluvial soils of Louisiana: Wheat. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 28:225-236.
Selim, H.M., L. Ma, H. Zhu, M.C. Amacher, and I.K. Iskandar. 1997. Adsorption-desorption and transport of copper in soils. p. 223-231. In: R. Prost (ed.). Contaminated Soils. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. 15-19 May, 1995. Paris, France. Les Colloques, n°85. INRA Editions, Paris, France.
 
1998
 
Bartos, D.L., and M.C. Amacher. 1998. Soil properties associated with aspen to conifer succession. Rangelands 20:25-28.
 
1999
 
Amacher, M.C., A.D. Johnson, T. Christopherson, D.E. Kutterer, D.L. Bartos, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 1999. Nitrogen mineralization in the aspen ecosystem. p. 145-158. In: T.A. Tindall and D. Westermann (eds.). Western nutrient management conference proceddings. Vol. 3. 4-5 March, 1999. Salt Lake City, UT. Potash and Phosphate Institute, Manhattan, KS.
Brown, R.W., and M.C. Amacher. 1999. Selecting plant species for ecological restoration: a perspective for land managers. p. 1-16. In: L.K. Holzworth and R.W. Brown (eds.) Revegetation with native species. Proceedings, 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting. 12-15 Nov., 1997. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. RMRS-P-8. USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO.
 
2000
 
Amacher, M.C., and R.W. Brown. 2000. Mine waste characterization. p. 585-622. In: D. Barcelo (ed.) Sample Handling and Trace Analysis of Pollutants: Techniques, Applications, and Quality Assurance. Vol. 21. Techniques and Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry. Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
 
2001
 
Selim, H.M., and M.C. Amacher. 2001. Sorption and release of heavy metals in soils: nonlinear kinetics. p. 1-29. In: H.M. Selim and D.L. Sparks (eds.). Heavy Metals Release in Soils. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.
Amacher, M.C., A.D. Johnson, D.E Kutterer, and D.L. Bartos. 2001. First-year postfire and postharvest soil temperatures in aspen and conifer stands. RMRS-RP-27-WWW. USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. 24 pages.
Amacher, M.C., D.L. Bartos, T. Christopherson, A.D. Johnson, and D.E. Kutterer. 2001. Nitrogen mineralization in aspen/conifer soils after a natural fire. p. 415-426. In: Shepperd, W.D., D. Binkley, D.L. Bartos, T.J. Stohlgren, and L.G. Eskew (compilers). Sustaining Aspen in Western Landscapes. 13-15 June, 2000. Grand Junction, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-18. USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO.
Herring, J.R., and M.C. Amacher. 2001. Chemical composition of plants growing on the Wooley Valley phosphate mine waste pile and on similar rocks in nearby Dairy Syncline, Caribou County, Southeast Idaho. USGS Open-File Report 01-25. US Geological Survey, Denver, CO. 47 pages.
Amacher, M.C., J.R. Herring, and L.L. Stillings. 2001. Total recoverable selenium and other elements by HNO3 and HClO4 digestion and other soil characterization data from Wooley Valley units 3 and 4 waste rock dumps and Dairy Syncline lease area soils, southeastern Idaho. USGS Open-File Report 01-69. US Geological Survey, Denver, CO. 65 pages.
Amacher, M.C., and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 2001. Stream cutbank erosion in central Nevada streams. In: Sediment Monitoring, Modeling, and Managing. Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference. 25-29 March, 2001. Reno, NV.
 
2003
 
Brown, R.W., M.C. Amacher, W.F. Mueggler, and J. Kotuby-Amacher. 2003. Reestablishing natural succession on acidic mine spoils at high elevation: long-term ecological restoration. RMRS-RP-41. USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. 49 pages.
O’Neill, K., M. Amacher, C. Palmer, B. Conkling, and G. Liknes. 2003. Soil quality as an indicator of forest health: an overview and initial results from the USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis soil indicator program. p. 347-349. In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2002 National Convention. Winston Salem, NC. SAF Publishing. 03-01. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD.
Mackowiak, C.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2003. Plant uptake of selenium in phosphatic shale deposits and mine waste rock dumps. p. 136-148. In. J.W. Ellsworth (ed.). Proceedings of the Western Nutrient Management Conference, Vol. 5. 6-7 March, 2003. Salt Lake City, UT. Potash and Phosphate Institute, Brookings, SD.
Amacher, M.C., K.P. O’Neill, R. Dresbach, and C.J. Palmer. 2003. Laboratory methods in the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) soil indicator program. Available on-line: www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/4801/national-programs/indicators/soils/analysis/. USDA-FS North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN.
O’Neill, K.P., and M.C. Amacher. 2003. Forest Inventory and Analysis Soil Quality Indicator. FIA Fact Sheet Series. Available on-line: http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/fact-sheets/. USFS FIA National Program, Washington, D.C.
 
2004
 
Amacher, M.C., J. Kotuby-Amacher, and P.R. Grossl. 2004. Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on water quality. p. 162-195. In: J.C. Chambers and J.R. Miller (ed.). Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems. Ecology, Management, and Restoration. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
Amacher, M.C., and H.M. Selim. 2004. Modeling reactive metal transport in soils. p. 619-632. In: I. Twardoska, H.E. Allen, A.F. Kettrup, and W.J. Lacy (eds.). Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring, and Remediation. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Stillings, L.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Selenium attenuation in a wetland formed from mine drainage in the Phosphoria Formation, southeast Idaho. p. 467-482. In: J.R. Hein (ed.). Life Cycle of the Phosphoria Formation: From Deposition to Post-Mining Environment. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Mackowiak, C.L., M.C. Amacher, J.O. Hall, and J.R. Herring. 2004. Uptake of selenium and other contaminant elements into plants and implications for grazing animals in southeast Idaho. p. 527-555. In: J.R. Hein (ed.). Life Cycle of the Phosphoria Formation: From Deposition to Post-Mining Environment. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Amacher, M.C., and K.P. O’Neill. 2004. Assessing soil compaction on Forest Inventory and Analysis Phase 3 field plots using a pocket penetrometer. RMRS-RP-46-WWW. USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. 7 p.
O’Neill, K.P., C. Woodall, and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Cross-indicator analysis: combining soil and down woody material inventories to monitor changes in carbon storage at the regional scale. p. 102-110. In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2003 National Convention. 25-29 Oct., 2003. Buffalo, NY. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD.
O’Neill, K.P., K. Stolte, M.C. Amacher, and D. Chojnacky. 2004. Criterion 4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources. p. 12, 32, 35, 36, 39, 93-94. In: National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2003. FS-766. USDA Forest Service, Washington D.C.
O’Neill, K.P., and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Criterion 4, Indicator 18: Area and percent of forest land with significant soil erosion. In: Data Report: A Supplement to the National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2003. FS766A. http://www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/summariesandsupporting%20analyses.htm. USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
O’Neill, K.P., and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Criterion 4, Indicator 21: Area and percent of forest land with significantly diminished soil organic matter and/or changes in other soil chemical properties. In: Data Report: A Supplement to the National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2003. FS766A. http://www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/summariesandsupporting%20analyses.htm. USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
O’Neill, K.P., and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Criterion 4, Indicator 22: Area and percent of forest land with significant compaction or change in soil physical properties resulting from human activities. In: Data Report: A Supplement to the National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2003. FS766A. http://www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/summariesandsupporting%20analyses.htm. USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
O’Neill, K.P., and M.C. Amacher. 2004. Criterion 4, Indicator 25: Area and percent of forest land experiencing an accumulation of persistent toxic substances. In: Data Report: A Supplement to the National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2003. FS766A. http://www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/summariesandsupporting%20analyses.htm. USDA Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
 
2005
 
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and C.J. Palmer. 2005. Developing a national indicator of soil quality on U.S. forestlands: Methods and initial results. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 107:59-80.
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and C.H. Perry. 2005. Soils as an indicator of forest health: A guide to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of soil indicator data in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. GTR-NC-258. USDA-FS North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN. 53 p.
O’Neill, K.P., M.C. Amacher, and B.L. Conkling. 2005. Criterion 4 – Conservation of soil. p. 83-100. In: B.L. Conkling, J.W. Coulston, M.J. Ambrose (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2001 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-081. USDA-FS Southern Research Station, Ashville, NC.
O’Neill, K.P., C. Woodall, M. Amacher, and G. Holden. 2005. Linking soils and down woody material inventories for cohesive assessments of ecosystem carbon pools. p. 27-32. In: R.E. McRoberts, G.A. Reams, P.C. Van Deusen, W.H. McWilliams, and C.J. Cieszewski (eds.). Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. GTR-NC-252. USDA-FS North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN.
 
2006
 
Chojnacky, D.C., M.C. Amacher, C.H. Perry. 2006. A model for monitoring forest floor duff and litter carbon sequestration. In: K.M. Reynolds (ed.). Sustainable forestry in theory and practice: Recent advances in inventory and monitoring, statistics and modelling, information and knowledge management and policy science. PNW-GTR-688. USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR.
 
2007
 
Amacher, M.C., K.P. O’Neill, and C.H. Perry. 2007. Soil vital signs: a new index for assessing forest soil health. RMRS-RP-65WWW. USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ft. Collins, CO. 12 p.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Physical properties of forest soils. p. 51-58. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Chemical properties of forest soils. p. 59-66. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC.
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Soil carbon. p. 67-72. In: M.J. Ambrose and B.L. Conkling (eds.). Forest Health Monitoring 2005 National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-104. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC.
Forest Inventory and Analysis. 2007. Section 11. Soil Measurements and Sampling. Phase 3 Field Guide Version 4.0. Available on-line: http://www.fia.fs.fed.us/library/field-guides-methods-proc/. USFS FIA National Program, Washington, D.C.
Stillings, L.L., P.J. Willard, and M.C. Amacher. 2007. Geochemical controls on Se: A comparison of two wetlands. p.1271-1275. In: T.D. Bullard and Y. Wang (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-12. 31 July-5 Aug, 2007. Kunming, China.
 
2008
 
Mackowiak, C.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2008. Soil sulfur amendments suppress selenium uptake by alfalfa and western wheatgrass. J. Environ. Qual. 37:772-779.
 
2009
 
Perry, C.H., C.W. Woodall, M.C. Amacher, K.P. O’Neill. 2009. An inventory of carbon storage in forest soil and down wood of the United States. p. 101-115. In: B.J. McPherson and E. Sundquist (eds.). Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle. Geophysical Monograph Series 183. American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. 
Perry, C.H., M.C. Amacher, W. Cannon, R.K. Kolka, and L. Woodruff. 2009. The distribution of mercury in a forest floor transect across the central United States. p. 103-108. In: R.E. McRoberts, G.A. Reams, P.C. Van Deusen, and W.H. McWilliams (eds.). Proceedings, 8th Annual Forest Inventory and Analysis Symposium. 16-19 Oct, 2006. Monterrey, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-79. US Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. 2009. Forest soils. p. 42-44. In: W.B. Smith, P.D. Miles, C.H. Perry, S.A. Pugh (coordinators). Forest resources of the United States, 2007. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-78. US Forest Service, Washington, DC. 
Chojnacky, D.C., M.C. Amacher, and M.J. Gavazzi. 2009. Separating duff and litter for improved mass and carbon estimates. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 33 (1):29-34.
 
2010
 
Amacher, Michael C.; Perry, Charles H. 2010. The soil indicator of forest health in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program. In: Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Neary, Daniel; Trettin, Carl, tech. eds. Scientific background for soil monitoring on National Forests and Rangelands: workshop proceedings; April 29-30, 2008; Denver, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 83-108.
Stillings, L.L., and M.C. Amacher. 2010. Kinetics of selenium release in mine waste from the Meade Peak Phosphatic Shale, Phosphoria Formation, Wooley Valley, Idaho, USA. Chem. Geol. 269:113-123.
Blecker, Steve W.; Stillings, Lisa L.; Amacher, Michael C.; Ippolito, James A.; DeCrappeo, Nicole M. 2010. Ecosystem health in mineralized terrane: Data from podiform chromite (Chinese Camp mining district, California), quartz alunite (Castle Peak and Masonic mining districts, Nevada/California), and Mo/Cu porphyry (Battle Mountain mining district, Nevada) deposits. Open-File Report 2010-1040. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 38 p.
Woodall, Christopher W.; Conkling, Barbara L.; Amacher, Michael C.; Coulston, John W.; Jovan, Sarah; Perry, Charles H.; Schulz, Beth; Smith, Gretchen C.; Will Wolf, Susan. 2010. The Forest Inventory and Analysis Database Version 4.0: Database Description and Users Manual for Phase 3. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-61. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 180 p.
DeBlander, Larry T.; Shaw, John D.; Witt, Chris; Menlove, Jim; Thompson, Michael T.; Morgan, Todd A.; DeRose, R. Justin; Amacher, Michael C. 2010. Utah's forest resources, 2000-2005. Resour. Bull. RMRS-RB-10. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 144 p
2011 (in press)
 
Perry, C.H., and M.C. Amacher. Patterns of forest soil calcium and aluminum across the conterminous United States. Forest Health Monitoring 200_ National Technical Report. GTR-SRS-___. USFS Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. (in press).
Woodall, C.; Amacher, M.; Bechtold, W.; Coulston, J.; Jovan, S.; Perry, C.; Randolph, K.; Schulz, B.; Smith, W.; Tkacz, B.; Will-Wolf, S. 2011. Status and future of the forest health indicators program of the United States. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment(in press).
Amacher, M.C., and C.H. Perry. Criterion 4: Conservation and maintenance of soil and water resources. In: National Report on Sustainable Forests – 2010. FS-___. US Forest Service, Washington D.C. (in press).
Amacher, M.C., and C.L. Mackowiak. Seasonal soil CO2 flux under big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.). 16th Wildland Shrub Symposium. 18-20 May, 2010. Logan UT. (in press).