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Posted April 21, 2015

Stonesifer, Crystal S.; Calkin, David E.; Thompson, Matthew P.; Kaiden, Jeffrey D. 2014. Developing an aviation exposure index to inform risk-based fire management decisions. Journal of Forestry. 112(6): 581-590.

McKelvey, Kevin S. 2015. The effects of disturbance and succession on wildlife habitat and animal communities [Chapter 11]. In: Morrison, M. L.; Mathewson, H. A., editors. Wildlife Habitat Conservation: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 143-156.

Schwartz, Michael K.; Sanderlin, Jamie S.; Block, William M. 2015. Manage habitat, monitor species [Chapter 10. In: M. L. Morrison; Mathewson, H. A., editors. Wildlife Habitat Conservation: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 128-142.

Runyon, Justin B. 2008. New species of long-legged flies (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) from central Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 110(2): 363-373.

Ortega, Yvette K.; Capen, David E. 2002. Roads as edges: Effects on birds in forested landscapes. Forest Science. 48(2): 381-390.

Schwartz, M. K.; Mills, L. S.; Ortega, Y.; Ruggiero, L. F.; Allendorf, F. W. 2003. Landscape location affects genetic variation of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Molecular Ecology. 12: 1807-1816.

Ortega, Yvette K.; Pearson, Dean E.; McKelvey, Kevin S. 2004. Effects of biological control agents and exotic plant invasion on deer mouse populations. Ecological Applications. 14(1): 41-253.

Ortega, Yvette K.; Pearson, Dean E. 2005. Weak vs. strong invaders of natural plant communities: Assessing invasibility and impact. Ecological Applications. 15(2): 651-661.

Ortega, Yvette Katina; McKelvey, Kevin Scot; Six, Diana Lee. 2006. Invasion of an exotic forb impacts reproductive success and site fidelity of a migratory songbird. Oecologia. 149: 340-351.

Heinsch, Faith Ann; Innes, Robin J.; Hardy, Colin C.; Lee, Kristine M., eds. 2015. Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Program: 2014 Research Accomplishments. Publication R1-15-10. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 77 p.

Overby, Steven T.; Owen, Suzanne M.; Hart, Stephen C.; Neary, Daniel G.; Johnson, Nancy C. 2015. Soil microbial community resilience with tree thinning in a 40-year-old experimental ponderosa pine forest. Applied Soil Ecology. 93: 1-10.

Austin, Terry; Begay, Yolynda; Biedenbender, Sharon; Biggs, Rachael; Boyle, Erin; Curiel, Eli; Davis, Sarah; Dechter, Sara; Emmett, Tami; Farrell, Mary; Gerhart, Richard; Gillespie, William; Haessig, Polly; Holloway, Ed; Jenkins, Melissa; Jones, Larry; Kriegel, Debby; Lefevre, Robert; Stamer, Mark; Lehew, Mindi; Lynch, Ann; McKay, George; Peery, Linda; Peralta, Albert; Ruyle, Jennifer; Sautter, Jeremy; Schoenle, Kenna; Shafiqullah, Salek; Stetson, Christopher; Vogel, Mindi Sue; White, Laura; Wilcox, Craig; York, Judy. 2013. Coronado National Forest Draft Land and Resource Management Plan: Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, and Hidalgo County, New Mexico. MB-R3-05-7. Albuquerque NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 279 p.

O'Connor, Christopher D. 2013. Spatial and temporal dynamics of disturbance interactions along an ecological gradient. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona. Dissertation. 204 p.

Peralta, Albert; Campbell, Andrea Wargo; Lynch, Ann; Bowen, Cheri; Stetson, Christopher; Wilcox, Craig; Zormeier, Daniela; Kriegel, Debby; Jaworski, Delilah; Walters, Dustin; Curiel, Eli; Boyle, Erin; McKay, George; Moser, Janet; Morrissey, Jennifer; Ruyle, Jennifer M.; Sautter, Jeremy; York, Judy; Schoenle, Kenna; Jones, Larry; White, Laura; Peery, Linda; Farrell, Mary; Lehew, Mindi; Vogel, Mindy Sue; Laluk, Nicholas; Biggs, Rachael; Lefevre, Robert; Gerhart, Richard; Shafiqullah, Salek; Dechter, Sara; Davis, Sarah; Biedenbender, Sharon; Emmett, Tami; Austin, Terry; Gillespie, William; Begay, Yolynda. 2013. Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Revision of the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan: Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona; Hidalgo County, New Mexico. MB-R3-05-8. Albuquerque NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southwestern Region. 667 p.

Swetnam, Tyson L. 2013. Cordilleran forest scaling dynamics and disturbance regimes quantified by aerial LiDAR. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona. Dissertation. 277 p.

Lynch, Ann M. 2014. Spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum Walker) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) [Chapter XXIV]. In: Van den Driesche, Roy; Reardon, Richard. The use of classical biological control to preserve forest in North America. FHTET-2013-2. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. p. 259-270.

O’Connor, Christopher D.; Koprowski, John L.; Lynch, Ann M.; Falk, Donald A. 2014. Mt. Graham red squirrel use of forest habitat: Historical, present, and future perspectives. RJVA 08-253 Final Report. Tucson, AZ: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Tucson AZ: University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment. 33 p.

O'Connor, Christopher D.; Lynch, Ann M.; Falk, Donald A.; Swetnam, Thomas W. 2014. Post-fire forest dynamics and climate variability affect spatial and temporal properties of spruce beetle outbreaks on a Sky Island mountain range. Forest Ecology and Management. 336: 148-162.

Posted April 20, 2015

Otto, Marina Shinkai Gentil; Hubbard, Robert M.; Binkley, Dan; Stape, Jose Luis. 2014. Dominant clonal Eucalyptus grandis x urophylla trees use water more efficiently. Forest Ecology and Management. 328: 117-121.

Pejchar, Liba; Reed, Sarah E.; Bixler, Patrick; Ex, Lindsay; Mockrin, Miranda H. 2015. Consequences of residential development for biodiversity and human well-being. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13(3): 146-153.

Barrows, Jack S. 1978. Lightning fires in southwestern forests. Final Report for Northern Forest Fire Laboratory, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. Cooperative Agreement 16-568. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station Forest Service. 154 p.

Posted April 17, 2015

Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Busse, Matt D.; Overby, Steven T.; Gardner, Brian D.; Tirocke, Joanne M. 2015. Impacts of forest harvest on active carbon and microbial properties of a volcanic ash cap soil in northern Idaho. Open Journal of Soil Science. 5: 11-19.

Still, Shannon M.; Richardson, Bryce A. 2015. Projections of contemporary and future climate niche for Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate subsp. wyomingensis): A guide for restoration. Natural Areas Journal. 35(1): 30-43.

Paveglio, Tavis B.; Moseley, Cassandra; Carroll, Matthew S.; Williams, Daniel R.; Davis, Emily Jane; Fischer, A. Paige. 2015. Categorizing the social context of the wildland urban interface: Adaptive capacity for wildfire and community "archetypes." Forest Science. 61(2): 298-310.

Muller, Jacob John. 2014. Developing strategies to initialize landscape-scale vegetation maps from FIA data to enhance resolution of individual species-size cohort representation in the landscape disturbance model SIMPPLLE. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. Thesis. 57 p.

Posted April 15, 2015

Weed, Aaron S.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Ayres, Matthew P.; Holmes, Thomas P. 2015. Geographically variable response of Dendroctonus ponderosae to winter warming in the western United States. Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0170-z.

Shirk Andrew J.; Cushman, Samuel A. 2014. Spatially-explicit estimation of Wright's neighborhood size in continuous populations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 62. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00062.

Finch, Deborah; Hawksworth, David. 2015. GSD Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2014 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program. March 2015. Albuquerque, NM: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.

Fornwalt, Paula J. 2015. Does smoke promote seed germination in 10 Interior West Penstemon species? Native Plants Journal. 16(1): 5-12.

Baillie, Brenda R.; Neary, Daniel G.; Gous, Stefan; Rolando, Carol A. 2015. Aquatic fate of aerially applied hexazinone and terbuthylazine in a New Zealand planted forest. Journal of Sustainable Watershed Science and Management. 2(1): 118-129.

Posted April 10, 2015

Butler, B. W.; Wagenbrenner, N. S.; Forthofer, J. M.; Lamb, B. K.; Shannon, K. S.; Finn, D.; Eckman, R. M.; Clawson, K.; Bradshaw, L.; Sopko, P.; Beard, S.; Jimenez, D.; Wold, C.; Vosburgh, M. 2015. High-resolution observations of the near-surface wind field over an isolated mountain and in a steep river canyon. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 15: 3785-3801.

Zhang, Ming-Li; Wen, Zhi-Bin; Fritsch, Peter W.; Sanderson, Stewart C. 2015. Spatiotemporal evolution of Calophaca (Fabaceae) reveals multiple dispersals in the Central Asian mountains and adjacent regions. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123228.

Posted April 9, 2015

Rhoades, Charles C.; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Paschke, Mark W.; Shanklin, Amber; Jonas, Jayne L. 2015. Recovery of small pile burn scars in conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range. Forest Ecology and Management. 347: 180-187.

Posted March 31, 2015

Ellis, Martha M.; Ivan, Jacob S.; Tucker, Jody M.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2015. rSPACE: Spatially based power analysis for conservation and ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12369.

Latif, Quresh S.; Saab, Victoria A.; Mellen-Mclean, Kim; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2015. Evaluating habitat suitability models for nesting white-headed woodpeckers in unburned forest. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 79: 263-273.

Zhang, Ming-Li; Sanderson, Stewart C.; Sun, Yan-Xia; Vyacheslav, Byalt V.; Hao, Xiao-Li. 2014. Tertiary montane origin of the Central Asian flora, evidence inferred from cpDNA sequences of Atraphaxis (Polygonaceae). Journal of Integrative Plant Biology. 56(12):1125-1135.

Wei, Yu; Bevers, Michael; Belval, Erin; Bird, Benjamin. 2014. A chance-constrained programming model to allocate wildfire initial attack resources for a fire season. Forest Science. 60. doi:

Millsap, Brian A.; Grubb, Teryl G.; Murphy, Robert K.; Swem, Ted; Watson, James W. 2015. Conservation significance of alternative nests of golden eagles. Global Ecology and Conservation. 3: 234-241.

Pittman, H. Tyler; Bowerman, William W.; Grim, Leland H.; Grubb, Teryl G.; Bridges, William C.; Wierda, Michael R. 2015. Using nestling plasma to assess long-term spatial and temporal concentrations of organochlorine compounds in bald eagles within Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, USA. Chemosphere. 123: 79-86.

Batllori, Enric; Miller, Carol; Parisien, Marc-Andre; Parks, Sean A.; Moritz, Max A. 2014. Is U.S. climatic diversity well represented within the existing federal protection network? Ecological Applications. 24(8): 1898-1907.

Corn, Paul Stephen; Soileau, Suzanna C. 2014. The USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. International Journal of Wilderness. 20(3): 33-34.

Posted March 27, 2015

Allen, Phil S.; Meyer, Susan E. 2014. Community structure affects annual grass weed invasion during restoration of a shrub-steppe ecosystem. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(1): 1-13.

Masi, Marco; Meyer, Susan; Cimmino, Alessio; Andolfi, Anna; Evidente, Antonio. 2014. Pyrenophoric acid, a phytotoxic sesquiterpenoid penta-2,4-dienoic acid produced by a potential mycoherbicide, Pyrenophora semeniperda. Journal of Natural Products. 77(4): 925-930.

Meyer, S. E.; Franke, J.-L.; Baughman, O. W.; Beckstead, J.; Geary, B. 2014. Does Fusarium-caused seed mortality contribute to Bromus tectorum stand failure in the Great Basin? Weed Research. 54: 511-519.

Meyer, Susan E.; Merrill, Katherine T.; Allen, Phil S.; Beckstead, Julie; Norte, Anna S. 2014. Indirect effects of an invasive annual grass on seed fates of two native perennial grass species. Oecologia. 174: 1401-1413.

Meyer, Susan E.; Pendleton, Burton K. 2015. Seedling establishment in a masting desert shrub parallels the pattern for forest trees. Acta Oecologica. 65-66: 1-10.

Posted March 26, 2015

Negron, Jose F.; Lynch, Ann M.; Schaupp, Willis C., Jr.; Mercado, Javier E. 2014. Douglas-fir tussock moth- and Douglas-fir beetle-caused mortality in a ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forest in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Forests. 5: 3131-3146.

West, Daniel R.; Briggs, Jennifer S.; Jacobi, William R.; Negron, Jose F. 2014. Mountain pine beetle-caused mortality over eight years in two pine hosts in mixed-conifer stands of the southern Rocky Mountains. Forest Ecology and Management. 334: 321-330.

Ott, Jeffrey E.; McArthur, E. Durant; Roundy, Bruce A. 2003. Vegetation of chained and non-chained seedings after wildfire in Utah. Journal of Range Management. 56(1): 81-91.

Thompson, Tyler W.; Roundy, Bruce A.; McArthur, E. Durant; Jessop, Brad D.; Waldron, Blair; Davis, James N. 2006. Fire rehabilitation using native and introduced species: A landscape trial. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59(3): 237-248.

O’Donnell, Derek T.; Venna, Tyron J.; Calkin, David E. 2014. Are wildfire management resources in the United States efficiently allocated to protect resources at risk? A case study from Montana. Economic Analysis and Policy. 44: 318-332.

Posted March 24, 2015

Elliot, William J.; Robichaud, Peter R.; Miller, I. Sue. 2007. Erosion rates from forests and rangelands following fuel management. In: McFarland, A.; Saleh, A., eds. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference: Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads); 10-14 March 2007; San Antonio, TX. ASABE Publication Number 701P0207. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 493-499.

Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Glaza, Brandon D. 2006. Using WEPP technology to predict erosion and runoff following wildfire. Presented at the 2006 ASABE Annual International Meeting; 9-12 July 2006; Portland Convention Center, Portland, OR. ASABE Paper No. 068011. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 12 p.

Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue. 2004. Measuring low rates of erosion from forest fuel reduction operations. Presented at the 2004 ASAE/CSAE Annual International Meeting; 1-4 August 2004; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ASAE paper number 045018. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 9 p.


Posted March 23, 2015

Andrews, Patricia L. 2014. Current status and future needs of the BehavePlus Fire Modeling System. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23: 21-33.

Aghai, Matthew M.; Pinto, Jeremiah R.; Davis, Anthony S. 2014. Container volume and growing density influence western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedling development during nursery culture and establishment. New Forests. 45: 199-213.

Stage, A. R. 1957. Some runoff characteristics of a small forested watershed in northern Idaho. Northwest Science. 31(1): 14-27.

Powers, Robert F.; Alban, David H.; Denner, Robert; Elioff, John D.; Fiddler, Gary O.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah; Ponder, Felix; Tiarks, Allan E.; Avers, Peter E.; Cline, Richard G.; Loftus, Nelson S. 2014. The key roles of four Experimental Forests in the LTSP International Research Program [Chapter 23]. In: Hayes, Deborah C.; Stout, Susan L.; Crawford, Ralph H.; Hoover, Anne P., eds. USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges: Research for the long term. New York: Springer: 537-563.

Page-Dumroese, D. S.; Robichaud, P. R.; Brown, R. E.; Tirocke, J. M. 2015. Water repellency of two forest soils after biochar addition. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(2): doi 10.13031/trans.58.10586.


Posted March 19, 2015

Gibson, Jacob; Moisen, Gretchen; Frescino, Tracey; Edwards, Thomas C., Jr. 2013. Using publically available forest inventory data in climate-based modes of tree species distribution: Examining effects of true versus altered location coordinates. Ecosystems. 17: 43-53.

Schroeder, Todd A.; Healey, Sean P.; Moisen, Gretchen G.; Frescino, Tracey S.; Cohen, Warren B.; Huang, Chengquan; Kennedy, Robert E.; Yang, Zhiqiang. 2014. Improving estimates of forest disturbance by combining observations from Landsat time series with U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 154: 61-73.


Posted March 18, 2015

Isaak, Daniel J.; Young, Michael K.; Nagel, David; Horan, Dona. 2014. Cold water as a climate shield to preserve native trout through the 21st Century. In: Carline, R. F.; LoSapio, C., eds. Looking back and moving forward: Proceedings of the Wild Trout XI Symposium; Sept 22-25, 2014; West Yellowstone, MT. Bozeman, MT: Wild Trout Symposium. p. 110-116.

Bellugi, Dino; Milledge, David G.; Dietrich, William E.; McKean, Jim A.; Perron, J. Taylor; Sudderth, Erik B.; Kazian, Brian. 2015. A spectral clustering search algorithm for predicting shallow landslide size and location. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Science. 120. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003137.

Benjankar, Rohan; Tonina, Daniele; McKean, James. 2014. One-dimensional and two-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling derived flow properties: Impacts on aquatic habitat quality predictions. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.3637.

Marzadri, Alessandra; Tonina, Daniele; McKean, James A.; Tiedemann, Matthew G.; Benjankar, Rohan M. 2014. Multi-scale streambed topographic and discharge effects on hyporheic at the stream network scale in confined streams. Journal of Hydrology. 519: 1997-2011.

McKean, J.; Tonina, D.; Bohn, C.; Wright, C. W. 2014. Effects of bathymetric lidar errors on flow properties predicted with a multi-dimensional hydraulic model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 119(3): 644-664.

Milledge, David G.; Bellugi, Dino; McKean, Jim A.; Densmore, Alexander L.; Dietrich, William E. 2014. A multidimensional stability model for predicting shallow landslide size and shape across landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 119. doi:10.1002/2014JF003135.

Kalyuzhny, Michael; Seri, Efrat; Chocron, Rachel; Flather, Curtis H.; Kadmon, Ronen; Shnerb, Nadav M. 2014. Niche versus neutrality: A dynamical analysis. The American Naturalist. 184(4): 439-446.

Pidgeon, Anna M.; Flather, Curtis H.; Radeloff, Volker C.; Lepczyk, Christopher A.; Keuler, Nicholas S.; Wood, Eric M.; Stewart, Susan I.; Hammer, Roger B. 2014. Systematic temporal patterns in the relationship between housing development and forest bird biodiversity. Conservation Biology. 28(5): 1291-1301.


Posted March 17, 2015

Ryan, Michael G.; Sapes, Gerard; Sala, Anna; Hood, Sharon M. 2015. Tree physiology and bark beetles. New Phytologist. 205: 955-957.

Speckman, Heather N.; Frank, John M.; Bradford, John B.; Miles, Brianna L.; Massman, William J.; Parton, William J.; Ryan, Michael G. 2015. Forest ecosystem respiration estimated from eddy covariance and chamber measurements under high turbulence and substantial tree mortality from bark beetles. Global Change Biology. 2: 708-721.

Dobre, Mariana; Wu, Joan Q.; Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina S.; Jain, Theresa B. 2014. Effects of topographic features on postfire exposed mineral soil in small watersheds. Forest Science. 60(6): 1060-1067.

Elliot, W. J.; Edwards, P. J.; Foltz, R. B. 2014. Research related to roads in USDA experimental forests [Chapter 16]. In: Hayes, D. C.; Stout, S. L.; Crawford, R. H.; Hoover, A. P., eds. USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests and Ranges, Research for the Long Term. New York: Springer. p. 367-385.

Klein, Linda R.; Hendrix, William G.; Lohr, Virginia I.; Kaytes, Jolie B.; Sayler, Rodney D.; Swanson, Mark E.; Elliot, William J.; Reganold, John P. 2015. Linking ecology and aesthetics in sustainable agricultural landscapes: Lessons from the Palouse region of Washington, U.S.A. Landscape and Urban Planning. 134: 195-209.

Sanchez-Murillo, Ricardo; Brooks, Erin S.; Elliot, William J.; Boll, Jan. 2015. Isotope hydrology and baseflow geochemistry in natural and human-altered watersheds in the Inland Pacific Northwest, USA. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2015.1008468.

Karau, Eva C.; Sikkink, Pamela G.; Keane, Robert E.; Dillon, Gregory K. 2014. Integrating satellite imagery with simulation modeling to improve burn severity mapping. Environmental Management. 54(1): 98-111.

Keane, Robert E.; Dillon, Greg; Drury, Stacy; Innes, Robin; Morgan, Penny; Lutes, Duncan; Prichard, Susan J.; Smith, Jane; Strand, Eva. 2014. New and revised fire effects tools for fire management. Fire Management Today. 73(3): 37-47.

Morgan, Penelope; Keane, Robert E.; Dillon, Gregory K.; Jain, Theresa B.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Karau, Eva C.; Sikkink, Pamela G.; Holden, Zachery A.; Strand, Eva K. 2014. Challenges of assessing fire and burn severity using field measures, remote sensing and modelling. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 23: 1045-1060.

Riggs, Robert A.; Keane, Robert E.; Cimon, Norm; Cook, Rachel; Holsinger, Lisa; Cook, John; DelCurto, Timothy; Baggett, L. Scott; Justice, Donald; Powell, David; Vavra, Martin; Naylor, Bridgett. 2015. Biomass and fire dynamics in a temperate forest-grassland mosaic: Integrating multi-species herbivory, climate, and fire with the FireBGCv2/GrazeBGC system. Ecological Modelling. 296: 57-78.

Mohren, Sean R.; Rumble, Mark A.; Anderson, Stanley H. 2014. Density and abundance of black-backed woodpeckers in a Ponderosa pine ecosystem. The Prairie Naturalist. 46(2): 62-69.

Keller, Barbara J.; Bleisch, Amy D.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Lehman, Chad P.; Kragel, Jackie J.; Hansen, Lonnie P.; Sumners, Jason; Rumble, Mark A.; Brundige, Gary C. 2015. Extended duration of parturition season in North American elk (Cervus elaphus). American Midland Naturalist. 173(1): 162-167.

Runyon, Justin B.; Hurley, Richard L. 2015. A revision of the Nearctic species of Liancalus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae). Zookeys. 483: 97-147.


Posted March 16, 2015

Ham, Charlotte; Loomis, John B.; Champ, Patricia A. 2015. Relative economic values of open space provided by National Forest and military lands to surrounding communities in Colorado. Growth and Change. 46(1): 81-96.

Ladwig, Laura M.; Collins, Scott L.; Ford, Paulette L.; White, Laura B. 2014. Chihuahuan Desert grassland responds similarly to fall, spring, and summer fires during prolonged drought. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(6): 621-628.

Petrie, M. D.; Collins, S. L.; Swann, A. M.; Ford, P. L.; Litvak, M. E. 2015. Grassland to shrubland state transitions enhance carbon sequestration in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. Global Change Biology. 21: 1226-1235.

Schwartz, Michael K.; Luikart, Gordon; Waples, Robin S. 2007. Genetic monitoring as a promising tool for conservation and management. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 22(1): 25-33.

Tallmon, David A.; Waples, Robin S.; Gregovich, Dave; Schwartz, Michael K. 2012. Detecting population recovery using gametic disequilibrium-based effective population size estimates. Conservation Genetics Resources. 4(4): 987-989.

Roffler, Gretchen H.; Talbot, Sandra L.; Luikart, Gordon; Sage, George K.; Pilgrim, Kristy L.; Adams, Layne G.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2014. Lack of sex-biased dispersal promotes fine-scale genetic structure in alpine ungulates. Conservation Genetics. 15: 837-851.

Pelz, K. A.; Rhoades, C. C.; Hubbard, R. M.; Battaglia, M. A.; Smith, F. W. 2015. Species composition influences management outcomes following mountain pine beetle in lodgepole pine-dominated forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 336: 11-20.


Posted March 12, 2015

Berndes, Goran; Youngs, Heather; Ballester, Maria Victoria Ramos; Cantarella, Heitor; Cowie, Annette L.; Jewitt, Graham; Martinelli, Luiz Antonio; Neary, Dan. 2015. Soils and water [Chapter 18]. In: Bioenergy & Sustainability: Bridging the gaps; Rapid assessment process workshop; December 2-6, 2013; Paris, France: 604- 645.

Garcia-Chevesich, P.; Valdes-Pineda, R.; Neary, D.; Pizarro, R. 2015. Using rainwater harvesting techniques for firefighting in forest plantations. Journal of Tropical Forest Science. 27(1): 1-2.

Leonard, Jackson M.; Medina, Alvin L.; Neary, Daniel G.; Tecle, Aregai. 2015. The influence of parent material on vegetation response 15 years after the Dude Fire, Arizona. Forests. 6: 613-635.

Neary, Daniel G. 2015. Best practices guidelines for managing water in bioenergy feedstock production. Task 43. Report 2015:TR02. IEA Bioenergy. 125 p.

Schweinle, Jorg; Rodl, Anne; Borjesson, Pal; Neary, Daniel G.; Langeveld, Johannes W.A.; Berndes, Göran; Cowie, Annette; Ahlgren, Serina; Margni, Manuele; Gaudreault, Caroline; Verschuyl, Jake; Wigley, T. Bently; Vice, Kirsten; Titus, Brian. 2015. Assessing the environmental performance of biomass supply chains: Methods, results, challenges and limitations. Task 43. Report 2015:TR01. IEA Bioenergy. 121 p.

Czaplewski, Raymond L.; Catts, Glenn P.; Snook, Paul W. 1987. National land cover monitoring using large, permanent photo plots. In: Land and Resource Evaluation for National Planning in the Tropics: An International Conference and Workshop; Chetumal, Mexico; January 25-31, 1987. General Technical Report WO-39. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 197-202.

Dickinson, Yvette L.; Addington, Rob; Aplet, Greg; Babler, Mike; Battaglia, Mike; Brown, Peter; Cheng, Tony; Cooley, Casey; Edwards, Dick; Feinstein, Jonas; Fornwalt, Paula; Gibbs, Hal; Matonis, Megan; Pelz, Kristen; Regan, Claudia. 2014. Desirable forest structures for a restored Front Range. Technical Brief CFRI-TB-1402. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. 23 p.

Rhoades, Charles C.; Fornwalt, Paula J. 2015. Pile burning creates a fifty-year legacy of openings in regenerating lodgepole pine forests in Colorado. Forest Ecology and Management. 336: 203-209.


Posted March 6, 2015

Malcolm, Karl; Rhoades, Chuck; Battaglia, Michael; Fornwalt, Paula; Hubbard, Rob; Elder, Kelly; Collins, Byron. 2012. From death comes life: Recovery and revolution in the wake of epidemic outbreaks of mountain pine beetle. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 1. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 p.

Malcolm, Karl; Thompson, Matthew; Calkin, Dave; Finney, Mark; Ager, Alan. 2012. Wildfire triage: Targeting mitigation based on social, economic, and ecological values. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 2. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Miller, Sue; Meyer, Susan; Richardson, Bryce; Pendleton, Rosemary; Pendleton, Burton; Kitchen, Stanley. 2013. Upwardly mobile in the western U.S. desert: Blackbrush shrublands respond to a changing climate. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 3. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Hines, Sarah; Klopfenstein, Ned; Richardson, Bryce; Warwell, Marcus; Kim, Mee-Sook. 2013. Return of the king: Western white pine conservation and restoration in a changing climate. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 4. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Matonis, Megan; Luce, Charles; Holden, Zack; Morgan, Penny; Heyerdahl, Emily. 2013. Our forests in the [water] balance. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 5. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Miller, Sue; Keane, Robert; Morgan, Penny; Sikkink, Pamela; Karau, Eva; Dillon, Greg. 2013. Seeing red: New tools for mapping and understanding fire severity. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 6. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Miller, Sue; Champ, Patty; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah. 2013. Fire on the mountain: What motivates homeowners to reduce their wildfire risk? Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 7. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 8 p.

Sturges, Frank; Joyce, Linda; Brown, Tom; Flather, Curt; Mockrin, Miranda; Reeves, Matt. 2013. Coming to a landscape near you: Natural resource changes in the Interior West. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 8. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 13 p.

Miller, Sue; Jain, Theresa; Battaglia, Mike A.; Han, Han-Sup; Graham, Russell T.; Keyes, Christopher R.; Fried, Jeremy S.; Sandquist, Jonathan E. 2014. Revisiting disturbance: A new guide for keeping dry mixed conifer forests healthy through fuel management. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 9. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 12 p.

Hines, Sarah; Brenkert-Smith, Hannah; Champ, Patty; Joyce, Linda; Jeff Lukas; Robichaud, Pete, Ryan-Burkett, Sandra. 2014. Our relationship with a dynamic landscape: Understanding the 2013 Northern Colorado Flood. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 10. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 15 p.

Matonis, Megan; Sing, Sharlene E.; Ward, Sarah; Turner, Marie F. S.; Weaver, David; Tosevski, Ivo; Gassmann, Andre; Bouchard, Patrice. 2014. Toadflax stem miners and gallers: The original weed whackers. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 11. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Hines, Sarah; Isaak, Dan; Luce, Charles; Young, Michael K. 2014. Climate change, crowd-sourcing, and conserving aquatic biotas in the Rocky Mountains this century. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 12. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Miller, Sue; Essen, Maureen; Anderson, Nate; Chung, Woody; Elliott; Page-Dumroese, Deb; Han, Han-Sup; Hogland, John; Keyes, Christopher R. 2014. Burgeoning biomass: Creating efficient and sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the Rockies. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 13. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Miller, Sue; Elliot, Bill; Robichaud, Pete; Foltz, Randy; Flanagan, Dennis; Brooks, Erin. 2014. From watersheds to the web: Online tools for modeling forest soil erosion. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 14. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.


Posted March 4, 2015

Kilkenny, Francis F. 2015. Genecological approaches to predicting the effects of climate change on plant populations. Natural Areas Journal. 35(1):152-164.

Smith, D. Max; Finch, Deborah M.; Stoleson, Scott H. 2014. Nest-location and nest-survival of black-chinned hummingbirds in New Mexico: A comparison between rivers with differing levels of regulation and invasion of nonnative plants. The Southwestern Naturalist. 59(2): 193-198.

Isaak, Dan. 2014. Blogging fish science. Fisheries. 39: 575.

Caskey, Sharon T; Blaschak, Tyanna S.; Wohl, Ellen; Schnackenberg, Elizabeth; Merritt, David M.; Dwire, Kathleen A. 2014. Downstream effects of stream flow diversion on channel characteristics and riparian vegetation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.3651.

Mayer, Paul M.; Dwire, Kathleen A.; Okay, Judith A.; Vidon, Philipe G. 2014. Featured collection introduction: Riparian ecosystems and buffers II. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 50(3): 529-532.

Bellugi, Dino; Milledge, David G.; Dietrich, William E.; McKean, Jim A.; Perron, J. Taylor; Sudderth, Erik B.; Kazian, Brian. 2015. A spectral clustering search algorithm for predicting shallow landslide size and location. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Science. 120. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003137.

Dwire, Kathleen A.; Hubbard, Robert; Bazan, Roberto. 2015. Comparison of riparian and upland forest stand structure and fuel loads in beetle infested watersheds, southern Rocky Mountains. Forest Ecology and Management. 335: 194-206.

Ruffing, Claire M.; Daniels, Melinda D.; Dwire, Kathleen A. 2015. Disturbance legacies of historic tie-drives persistently alter geomorphology and large wood characteristics in headwater streams, southeast Wyoming. Geomorphology. 231: 1-14.


Posted March 3, 2015

Tillery, Anne C.; Haas, Jessica R.; Miller, Lara W.; Scott, Joe H.; Thompson, Matthew P. 2014. Potential postwildfire debris-flow hazards - a prewildfire evaluation for the Sandia and Manzano Mountains and surrounding areas, central New Mexico. Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5161. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 24 p.

Thompson, Matthew P. ; Haas, Jessica R.; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W.; Scott, Joe H.; Langowski, Paul; Bowne, Elise; Calkin, David E. 2015. Development and application of a geospatial wildfire exposure and risk calculation tool. Environmental Modelling and Software. 63: 61-72.

Thompson, Matthew P.; Haas, Jessica R.; Finney, Mark A.; Calkin, David E.; Hand, Michael S.; Browne, Mark J.; Halek, Martin; Short, Karen C.; Grenfell, Isaac C. 2015. Development and application of a probabilistic method for wildfire suppression cost modeling. Forest Policy and Economics. 50: 249-258.

Alexandre, Patricia M.; Mockrin, Miranda H.; Stewart, Susan I.; Hammer, Roger B.; Radeloff, Volker C. 2015. Rebuilding and new housing development after wildfire. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 24: 138–149.

Isaak, Daniel J.; Young, Michael K.; Nagel, David E.; Horan, Dona L.; Groce, Matthew C. 2015. The cold-water climate shield: Delineating refugia for preserving salmonid fishes through the 21st century. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.12879. Supp. material included.


Posted February 9, 2015

DeRose, R. J.; Bekker, M. F.; Wang, S.-Y.; Buckley, B. M.; Kjelgren, R. K.; Bardsley, T.; Rittenour, T. M.; Allen, E. B. 2015. A millennium-length reconstruction of Bear River stream flow, Utah. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.014.

DeRose, R. Justin; Mock, Karen E.; Long, James N. 2015. Cytotype differences in radial increment provide novel insight into aspen reproductive ecology and stand dynamics. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 45: 1–8.

DeRose, R. Justin; Leffler, A. Joshua. 2014. Simulation of quaking aspen potential fire behavior in Northern Utah, USA. Forests. 5: 3241-3256.

DeRose, Robert J.; Long, James N. 2014. Resistance and resilience: A conceptual framework for silviculture. Forest Science. 60(6): 1205–1212.


Posted October 7, 2014

Abella, Scott; Fornwalt, Paula J. 2014. Ten years of vegetation assembly after a North American mega-fire. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12722

Gassmann, Andre; De Clerck-Floate, Rosemarie; Sing, Sharlene; Tosevski, Ivo; Mitrovic, Milana; Krstic, Olivier. 2014. Biology and host specificity of Rhinusa pilosa, a recommended biological control agent of Linaria vulgaris. BioControl. 59: 473-483.


Posted October 4, 2014

Bagne, Karen E.; Friggens, Megan M.; Coe, Sharon J.; Finch, Deborah M. 2014. The importance of assessing climate change vulnerability to address species conservation. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. doi: 10.3996/052013- JFWM-039.

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