Peter Felker

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  1. Ewens, M. and Felker, P. 2010. A comparison of pod production and insect ratings of 12 elite Prosopis alba clones in a 5-year semi-arid Argentine field trial. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 378-383.


  2. Takeoka, G.R., Wong, R.Y., Dao, L. and Felker, P. 2009. Identification of 5,6-dihydro-6-propyl-2H-pyran-2-one as the major volatile constituent in mesquite (Prosopis) flour. Food Chemistry 115: 1025-1027.


  3. Felker, P., Ewens, M., Velarde, M. and Medina, D. 2008. Initial Evaluation of Prosopis alba griseb clones selected for growth at seawater salinities. Arid Land Research and Management 22: 334-345.

  4. Felker, P., Ewens, M., Velarde, M. and Medina, D. 2008. Initial Evaluation of Prosopis alba griseb clones selected for growth at seawater salinities. Arid Land Research and Management 22: 334–345.


  5. Felker, P. 2007. A light-intensity controlled, mist system with water and power backup for rooting cuttings of agroforestry species. Agroforestry Systems 72: 23-26.


  6. Velarde, M., Felker, P. and Gardiner, D. 2005. Influence of elemental sulfur, micronutrients, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and potassium on growth of Prosopis alba on high pH soils in Argentina. Journal of Arid Environments 62: 525-539.

  7. Felker, P. and Leon, V.D.-D. 2005. An improved tool for the fabrication of dendrometer bands to estimate growth as function of treatments in slow growing native Prosopis stands. Forest Ecology and Management 209: 353-356.

  8. Felker, P., Medina, D., Soulier, C. and Velicce, G. 2005. A survey of environmental and biological factors (Azospirillum spp, Agrobacterium rhizogenes, Pseudomonas aurantiaca) for their influence in rooting cuttings of Prosopis alba clones. Journal of Arid Environments 61: 227-247.

  9. Felker, P. 2005. Mesquite flour new life for an ancient staple. Gastronomica 5: 85–89.


  10. Felker, P. and Guevara, J. C. 200.3 Potential of commercial hardwood forestry plantations in arid lands — an economic analyses of Prosopis lumber production in Argentina and the United States. Forest Ecology and Management Forest Ecology and Management 186: 271-286

  11. Ewens, M. and Felker, P. 2003. The potential of mini-grafting for large-scale production of Prosopis alba clones. Journal of Arid Environments 55: 379-387.

  12. Velarde, M., Felker, P. and Degano, C. 2003. Evaluation of Argentine and Peruvian Prosopis germplasm for growth at seawater salinities. Journal of Arid Environments 55: 515-531.


  13. Alban, L., Matorel, M., Romero, J., Gradosm N., Cruz, G. and Fleker, P. 2002. Cloning of elite, multipurpose trees of the Prosopis juliflora/pallida complex in Piura, Peru. Agroforestry Systems 54: 173-182.

  14. Caterina, B. and Felker, P. 2002 A Prosopis network to coordinate integrated National Prosopis plans that include; resolution of environmental problems, genetic improvement, control of weedy stands, marketing and development of sustainable industries, Ethiopia-National Plan for Prosopis-3 February 2002 FINAL DRAFT.


  15. Pasiecznik, N.M., Felker, P., Harris, P.J.C., Harsh, L.N., Cruz, G., Tewari, J.C., Cadoret, K. and Maldonado, L.J. 2001. The Prosopis juliflora - Prosopis pallida Complex: A Monograph. HDRA, Coventry, UK. pp.172.

  16. Felker, P., lopez, C., Soulier, C., Ochoa, J., Abdala, R. and Ewens, M. 2001. Genetic evaluation of Prosopis alba (algarrobo) in Argentina for cloning elite trees. Agroforestry Systems 53: 65-76.


  17. Geesing, D., Felker, P. and Bingham, R.L. 2000. Influence of mesquite ( Prosopis glandulosa) on soil nitrogen and carbon development: Implications for global carbon sequestration. Journal of Arid Environments 46: 157-180.


  18. Patch, N.L., Geesing, D. and Felker, P. 1998. Suppression of resprouting in pruned mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) saplings with chemical or physical barrier treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 112: 23-29.

  19. Felker, P. 1998. Useful trees of the region of North America. North America Forestry Commission NAFC #3, March 1998.


  20. Patch, N.L. and Felker, P. 1997. Influence of silvicultural treatments on growth of mature mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) nine years after initiation. Forest Ecology and Management 94: 37-46.

  21. Lopez, G. M., and Felker, P. 1997. Influence of understory removal, thinning and P fertilization on N2 fixation in a mature mesquite ( Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) stand. Journal of Arid Environments 36: 591-610.

  22. Patch, N.L. and Felker, P. 1997. Silvicultural treatments for sapling mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) to optimize timber production and minimize seedling encroachment. Forest Ecology and Management 96: 231-240


  23. Wojtusik, T., Felker, P., Russell, E.J. and Benge, M.D. 1993. Cloning of erect, thornless, non-browsed nitrogen fixing trees of Haiti’s principal fuelwood species (Prosopis juliflora). Agroforestry Systems 21: 293-300.

  24. Wojtusik, T. and Felker, P. 1993. Interspecific graft incompatibility in Prosopis. Forest Ecology and Management 59: 329-340.

  25. East, R. M. and Felker, P. 1993. Forage production and quality of 4 perennial grasses grown under and outside canopies of mature Prosopis glandulosa Torr. var. glandulosa (mesquite). AgroforestrySystems 22: 91-110.


  26. Lee, S. G., Russell, E.J., Bingham R. L. and Felker. P. 1992. Discovery of thornless, non-browsed, erect tropical Prosopis in 3-year-old Haitian progeny trials. Forest Ecology and Management 48: 1-13.


  27. Felker, p., Meyer, J. M. and Gronski, S. J. 1990. Application of self-thinning in mesquite ( Prosopis glandulosa var glandulosa ) to range. Forest Ecology and Management 31: 225-232.


  28. Felker, P., Smith, D., Wiesman, C. and Bingham, R.L. 1989. Biomass production of Prosopis alba clones at two non-irrigated field sites in semiarid south Texas. Forest Ecology and Management 29: 135-150.

  29. El Fadl, M. A., Gronski, S. and Felker, P. 1989. Regression equations to predict fresh weight and three grades of lumber from largem mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa) in Texas. Forest Ecology and Management 26: 275-284.


  30. Felker, P., Wiesman, C. and Smith, D. 1988. Comparison of seedling containers on growth and survival of Prosopis alba and Leucaena leucocephala in semi-arid conditions. Forest Ecology and Management 24: 177-182.


  31. Felker, P. 1987. Recommendations for development of Prosopis in Pakistan. Center for semi-arid forest results, Texas A&I University Kingsville, Texas. 1 December 1987.


  32. Oduol, P. A., Felker, P., McKinley, C. R. and Meier, C. E. 1986. Variation among selected Prosopis families for pod sugar and pod protein contents. Forest Ecology and Management 27: 124-431.

  33. Tabone, T.J., Felker, P., Bingham, R.L., Reyes, I. and Loughrey, S. 1986. Techniques in the shoot multiplication of the leguminous tree Prosopis alba clone B2V50. Forest Ecology and Management 16: 191-200.

  34. de Souza, S. M. and Felker 1986. The influence of stock plant fertilization on tissue concentrations of N, P and carbohydrates and the rooting of Prosopis alba cuttings. Forest Ecology and Management 16: 181-190.

  35. Cline, G., Rhodes, D. and Felker, P. 1986. Micronutrient, phosphorus and pH influences on growth and leaf tissue nutrient levels of Prosopis alba and Prosopis glandulosa. Forest Ecology and Management 16: 81-93.


  36. Felker, P., Clark. P. R., Osborn, J. F. and Cannell, G. H. 1984. Prosopis Pod production-comparison of North American, South American, Hawaiian, and African germplasm in young plantation. Economic Botany 38: 36-5.

  37. Felker, P. 1984. Economic, environmental, and social advantages of intensively managed short rotation mesquite (Prosopis spp) biomass energy farms. Biomass 5: 65-77.


  38. Felker, P., Kanell, G. H., Clark, p. R. 1983. Biomass production of Prosopis species (Mesquite), leucaena, and other leguminous trees grown under heat/drought stress. Forest Sci. 29: 592-606.

  39. Felker, P., Canell, G. H., Osborn, J. F., Clark, P. R., and Nash, P. 1983. Effects of irrigation on biomass production of 32 Prosopis (mesquite) accessions. Expl Agric 19: 187-198.


  40. Felker, B.P., and Cannell, G.H. and Clark, P. R. 1981. Variation in growth among 13 Prosopis (mesquite) species. Expl Agric 7: 209-218.

  41. Felker, p., Clark, P. R., Laag, A. E. and Pratt, P. F. 1981. Salinity tolerance of the tree legumes: mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana, P. velutina and P. articulata) algarrobo (P. chilensis), kiawe (P. pallida) and tamarugo (P. tamarugo) grown in sand culture on nitrogen-free media. Plant and Soil 61: 311-317.


  42. Peter Felker, Robert S. Bandursky 1979. Uses and potential uses of leguminous trees for minimal energy input agriculture. Economic Botany 33: 172-184.


  43. Felker, P. and Bandurski, R. 1977. Protein and aminoacid composition of tree legume seeds, Journal of Science and Food Agric 28: 791-797.


  44. Felker, P. A, 1976 Gas–Liquid chromatographic-isotop deilution analysis, and tryptophan of cysteine histidinea in acid-hydrolyzed protein. Analitycal Biochemestry 76: 192-213

Chapter in books and presentations


  1. Felker, P. 2015. Nitrogen fixing trees with 10 m deep roots and edible pods-an unexploited life form to improve economic and ecological stability in arid ecozones that are marginal for annual cropping systems. Forest Ecology and Management 2015-09-07.


  2. Felker, P. 2009. Unusual physiological properties of the arid adapted tree legume Prosopis and their applications in developing countries. In: Perspectives in Biophysical Plant Ecophysiology: A Tribute to Park S. Nobel. Eds: De la Barrera, E. and Smith, W. K. Book Compilation, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Chapter 9 pp. 221–255.


  3. Takeoka, G., Felker, P., Prokopiuk, D. and Dao, Lan. 2007 Volatile constituents of mesquite (Prosopis) pods. In: Food Flavor Chemistry, Sensory Evaluation and Biological Activity, Eds: Tamura, H., Ebeler, S. E., Kubota, K. and Takeoka, G. R. ACS symposium series, Chapter 9 pp. 988.


  4. Felker, P. and Moss, J. 1996. Prosopis: Semiarid Fuelwood and Forage Tree Building Consensus for the Disenfranchised. In: Prosopis: Semiarid Fuelwood and Forage Tree Building Consensus for the Disenfranchised. U.S. National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, D.C. Felker, P. and Moss, J. (Editors). 316 pp.

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