USDA Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Pacific Northwest Research Station
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 808-2100

US Forest Service

Publications and Products


[Image]: Cover quarterly list of recent publications.
Our scientists publish in journals, books, and other media as well as presenting papers at scientific meetings. A listing of these publications, as well as those published by the Station, is distributed four times a year.


2nd Quarter (April 1 – June 30) 2017




Halofsky, Jessica E.; Peterson, David L., eds. 2017. Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the Blue Mountains. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-939. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 331 p.


Hayward, Gregory H.; Colt, Steve; McTeague, Monica L.; Hollingsworth, Teresa N., eds. 2017. Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-950. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 340 p.


Kerns, Becky K.; Kim, John B.; Kline, Jeffrey D.; Day, Michelle A. 2016. US exposure to multiple landscape stressors and climate change. Regional Environmental Change. 16(7): 2129-2140.


Kruger, Linda E.; Johnson, Adelaide. 2017. Coastal climate change in Southeast Alaska – Students aid in documenting local observations and experiences. Rural Connections 11(1): 33-36.


Oliver, Marie; Kerns, Becky; Kim, John; Kline, Jeff. 2017. Mapping the future: U.S. exposure to multiple landscape stressors. Science Findings 197. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.


Smith, Robert J.; Jovan, Sarah; McCune, Bruce. 2017. Lichen communities as climate indicators in the U.S. Pacific States. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-952. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 44 p.


Sullivan, Patrick F; Pattison, Robert R; Brownlee, Annalis H; Cahoon, Sean M P; Hollingsworth, Teresa N 2016. Effect of tree-ring detrending method on apparent growth trends of black and white spruce in interior Alaska. Environmental Research Letters. 11(11): 114007-.


Wolken, Jane M.; Mann, Daniel H.; Grant, Thomas A.; Lloyd, Andrea H.; Rupp, T. Scott; Hollingsworth, Teresa N. 2016. Climate-growth relationships along a black spruce toposequence in Interior Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 48(4): 637-652.



Bell, David M.; Gray, Andrew N. 2016. Assessing intra- and inter-regional climate effects on Douglas-fir biomass dynamics in Oregon and Washington, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 379: 281-287.


Bisbing, Sarah M.; Cooper, David J.; D’Amore, David V.; Marshall, Kristin N. 2016. Determinants of conifer distributions across peatland to forest gradients in the coastal temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska. Ecohydrology. 9(2): 354-367.


Frank, Aline; Sperisen, Christoph; Howe, Glenn Thomas; Brang, Peter; Walthert, Lorenz; St.Clair, John Bradley; Heiri, Caroline 2017. Distinct genecological patterns in seedlings of Norway spruce and silver fir from a mountainous landscape. Ecology. 98(1): 211-227.


Harrington, Constance A.; Carlson, William C. 2015. Morphology and accumulation of epicuticular wax on needles of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii). Northwest Science. 89(4): 401-408.


Vidon, Philippe; Serchan, Satish 2016. Impact of stream geomorphology on greenhouse gas concentration in a New York mountain stream. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 227(12): 878-.


Vidon, Philippe; Serchan, Satish 2016. Landscape geomorphic characteristic impacts on greenhouse gas fluxes in exposed stream and riparian sediments. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 18(7): 844-853.



Donovan, Geoffrey H. 2017. Including public-health benefits of trees in urban-forestry decision making. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 22: 120-123.


Ulmer, Jared M.; Wolf, Kathleen L.; Backman, Desiree R.; Tretheway, Raymond L.; Blain, Cynthia JA; O’Neil-Dunne, Jarlath PM; Frank, Lawrence D. 2016.  Multiple health benefits of urban tree canopy: The mounting evidence for a green prescription. Health & Place. 42: 54-62.



Ganio, Lisa M.; Progar, Robert A. 2017. Mortality predictions of fire-injured large Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine in Oregon and Washington, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 390: 47-67.


Kelsey, Rick G.; Westlind, Douglas J. 2017. Physiological stress and ethanol accumulation in tree stems and woody tissues at sublethal temperatures from fire. BioScience. 67(5): 443-451.


Kerns, Becky K.; Day, Michelle A. 2017. The importance of disturbance by fire and other abiotic and biotic factors in driving cheatgrass invasion varies based on invasion stage. Biological Invasions. 19(6): 1853-1862.


Kirkland, John; Flitcroft, Rebecca; Reeves, Gordon; Hessburg, Paul. 2017. Adaptation to wildfire: A fish story. Science Findings 198. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.


Olsen, Christine S.; Kline, Jeffrey D.; Ager, Alan A.; Olsen, Keith A.; Short, Karen C. 2017. Examining the influence of biophysical conditions on wildland-urban interface homeowners’ wildfire risk mitigation activities in fire-prone landscapes. Ecology and Society. 22(1):21.


Progar, Robert A.; Hrinkevich, Kathryn H.; Clark, Edward S.; Rinella, Matthew J. 2017. Prescribed burning in ponderosa pine: fuel reductions and redistributing fuels near boles to prevent injury. Fire Ecology. 13(1): 149-161.


Smith, Jane E.; Kluber, Laurel A.; Jennings, Tara N.; McKay, Donaraye; Brenner, Greg; Sulzman, Elizabeth W. 2017. Does the presence of large down wood at the time of a forest fire impact soil recovery? Forest Ecology and Management. 391: 52-62.



Schmickl, Roswitha; Liston, Aaron; Zeisek, Vojtěch; Oberlander, Kenneth; Weitemier, Kevin; Straub, Shannon C. K.; Cronn, Richard C.; Dreyer, Léanne L.; Suda, Jan. 2016. Phylogenetic marker development for target enrichment from transcriptome and genome skim data: the pipeline and its application in southern African Oxalis (Oxalidaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 16(5): 1124-1135.



Lowell, E.C.; Becker, D.R.; Smith, D.; Kauffman, M.; Bihn, D. 2017. Community biomass handbook volume 4: enterprise development for integrated wood manufacturing. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-953. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 46 p.



Manuri, Solichin; Andersen, Hans-Erik; McGaughey, Robert J.; Brack, Cris 2017. Assessing the influence of return density on estimation of lidar-based aboveground biomass in tropical peat swamp forests of Kalimantan, Indonesia. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 56: 24-35.


Nelson, Ross; Margolis, Hank; Montesano, Paul; Sun, Guoqing; Cook, Bruce; Corp, Larry; Andersen, Hans-Erik; deJong, Ben; Pellat, Fernando Paz; Fickel, Thaddeus; Kauffman, Jobriath; Prisley, Stephen 2017. Lidar-based estimates of aboveground biomass in the continental US and Mexico using ground, airborne, and satellite observations. Remote Sensing of Environment. 188: 127-140.


Steel, Ashley E.; Beechie, Timothy J.; Torgersen, Christian E.; Fullerton, Aimee H. 2017. Envisioning, quantifying, and managing thermal regimes on river networks. BioScience. 67(6): 506-522.


Steel, Ashley E.; Sowder, Colin; Peterson, Erin E. 2016. Spatial and temporal variation of water temperature regimes on the Snoqualmie River network. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 52(3): 769-787.


Watts, Andrea; Gray, Andrew; Whittier, Thomas. 2017.  There’s carbon in them thar hills: But how much? Could Pacific Northwest forests store more? Science Findings 195. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.


Winterstein, Mark; Hollingsworth, Teresa N; Parker, Carolyn 2016. A range extension for Carex sartwellii in interior Alaska. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 130(3): 191-198.



Bellmore, J. Ryan; Bountry, Jennifer A.; Connolly, Patrick J.; Shafroth, Patrick B.; Wilcox, Andrew C. 2016.  Synthesis of common management concerns associated with dam removal. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 52(5): 1179-1206.


Boisjolie, Brett A.; Santelmann, Mary V.; Flitcroft, Rebecca L.; Duncan, Sally L. 2017. Legal ecotones: A comparative analysis of riparian policy protection in the Oregon Coast Range, USA. Journal of Environmental Management. 197: 206-220.


Charnley, Susan; Carothers, Courtney; Satterfield, Terre; Levine, Arielle; Poe, Melissa R.; Norman, Karma; Donatuto, Jamie; Breslow, Sara Jo; Mascia, Michael B.; Levin, Phillip S.; Basurto, Xavier; Hicks, Christina C.; García-Quijano, Carlos; St. Martin, Kevin 2017. Evaluating the best available social science for natural resource management decision-making. Environmental Science & Policy. 73: 80-88.


Charnley, Susan; Spies, Thomas A.; Barros, Ana M. G.; White, Eric M.; Olsen, Keith A. 2017. Diversity in forest management to reduce wildfire losses: implications for resilience. Ecology and Society. 22(1): 22.


Deal, Robert L. 2017. Continuous cover forestry as part of sustainable forest management in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Continuous Cover Forestry Group Newsletter. Spring-2017 10.1: 1-5.


Deal, Robert L.; Smith, Nikola; Gates, Joe 2017. Ecosystem services to enhance sustainable forest management in the US: moving from Forest Service national programmes to local projects in the Pacific Northwest. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research. : 1-8.


Deal, Robert; Orlikowska, Ewa; D’Amore, David; Hennon, Paul 2017. Red alder-conifer stands in Alaska: An example of mixed species management to enhance structural and biological complexity. Forests. 8(4): 131-.


Grant, Evan H Campbell; Muths, Erin; Katz, Rachel A; Canessa, Stefano; Adams, Michael J; Ballard, Jennifer R; Berger, Lee; Briggs, Cheryl J; Coleman, Jeremy TH; Gray, Matthew J; Harris, M Camille; Harris, Reid N; Hossack, Blake; Huyvaert, Kathryn P; Kolby, Jonathan; Lips, Karen R; Lovich, Robert E; McCallum, Hamish I; Mendelson, Joseph R; Nanjappa, Priya; Olson, Deanna H; Powers, Jenny G; Richgels, Katherine LD; Russell, Robin E; Schmidt, Benedikt R; Spitzen-van der Sluijs, Annemarieke; Watry, Mary Kay; Woodhams, Douglas C; White, C LeAnn. 2017. Using decision analysis to support proactive management of emerging infectious wildlife diseases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15(4): 214-221.


Halofsky, Jessica E.; Peterson, David L.; Metlen, Kerry L.; Myer, Gwyneth M.; Sample, Alaric V. 2016. Developing and implementing climate change adaptation options in forest ecosystems: a case study in southwestern Oregon, USA. Forests. 7(11): 268-.


Kruger, Linda E. 2017. Writing of water and recreation. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 35(2):121–123. Summer 2017.


Ryan Bellmore, J.; Duda, Jeffrey J.; Craig, Laura S.; Greene, Samantha L.; Torgersen, Christian E.; Collins, Mathias J.; Vittum, Katherine 2016. Status and trends of dam removal research in the United States. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. 4(2): e1164-.


Williams, Katherine; Biedenweg, Kelly; Cerveny, Lee 2017. Understanding ecosystem service preferences across residential classifications near Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington (USA). Forests. 8(5): 157-.



Bellmore, J. Ryan; Benjamin, Joseph R.; Newsom, Michael; Bountry, Jennifer A.; Dombroski, Daniel 2017. Incorporating food web dynamics into ecological restoration: a modeling approach for river ecosystems. Ecological Applications. 27(3): 814-832.


Benjamin, Joseph R.; Bellmore, J. Ryan; Watson, Grace A. 2016.  Response of ecosystem metabolism to low densities of spawning Chinook salmon. Freshwater Science. 35(3): 810-825.


Endress, Bryan A.; Naylor, Bridgett J.; Pekin, Burak K.; Wisdom, Michael J. 2016.  Aboveground and belowground mammalian herbivores regulate the demography of deciduous woody species in conifer forests. Ecosphere. 7(10): e01530-.


Flitcroft, Rebecca L.; Lewis, Sarah L.; Arismendi, Ivan; LovellFord, Rachel; Santelmann, Mary V.; Safeeq, Mohammad; Grant, Gordon; Young, Kyle A. 2016.  Linking hydroclimate to fish phenology and habitat use with ichthyographs. PLOS ONE. 11(12): e0168831


Fuhrman, Abby E.; Larsen, Donald A.; Steel, Ashley, E.; Young, Graham; Beckman, Brian R. 2017.  Chinook salmon emergence phenotypes: describing the relationships between temperature, emergence timing and condition factor in a reaction norm framework. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 35(1): 69-.


Harris, S.H.; Barnard, J.C. 2017.  Understory plant development in artificial canopy gaps in an 81-year-old forest stand on Chichagof Island, southeast Alaska. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-609. Portland, OR. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 26 p.


Miller, Mark P.; Haig, Susan M.; Ballou, Jonathan D.; Steel, Ashley, E. 2017. Estimating inbreeding rates in natural populations: addressing the problem of incomplete pedigrees. Journal of Heredity.


Olson, Deanna. 2015. Amphibian Conservation. In: Sutherland, W.J.; Dicks, L.V.; Ockendon, N.; Smith, R.K., eds. What works in conservation. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Open Book Publishers: 9–65. Chapter 1.


Sergeant, Christopher J.; Bellmore, J. Ryan; McConnell, Casey; Moore, Jonathan W. 2017. High salmon density and low discharge create periodic hypoxia in coastal rivers. Ecosphere. 8(6): e01846-.


Steel, E. Ashley; Muldoon, Ariel; Flitcroft, Rebecca L.; Firman, Julie C.; Anlauf-Dunn, Kara J.; Burnett, Kelly M.; Danehy, Robert J. 2017. Current landscapes and legacies of land-use past: understanding the distribution of juvenile Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and their habitats along the Oregon Coast, USA. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 74(4): 546-561.


Turschwell, Mischa P.; Balcombe, Stephen R.; Steel, E. Ashley; Sheldon, Fran; Peterson, Erin E. 2017. Thermal habitat restricts patterns of occurrence in multiple life-stages of a headwater fish. Freshwater Science. 36(2): 402-414.





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