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The publications below were posted from Pacific Southwest Research Station researchers between May and July 2019. There are many more publications produced by our scientists available through Treesearch.

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This report describes the Restoring Ecosystem Services Tool (REST) computer program, which was developed to assist users in selecting plant species for more effective landscape management. Many habitats have been altered to the extent that it is no longer possible to restore their plant communities to their preexisting conditions. In these cases, a functional trait-based restoration approach to restoring some degree of ecosystem services, functionality, and structure may be helpful.

Restoring Ecosystem Services Tool (REST): a program for selecting species for restoration projects using a functional-trait approach. Rayome, Donald; DiManno, Nicole; Ostertag, Rebecca; Cordell, Susan; Fung, Bryson; Vizzone, Anthony; Pante, Pauleen; Tate, Reuben. 2019. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-262. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 47 p.

Wind and weather in mountainous areas are complex because of the underlying terrain. Typically, regional computer models are needed with sufficiently high resolution to resolve such complex conditions. However, this high-resolution weather information usually becomes available only when the critical time in fighting a severe fire event is long past, thus the advantage of using high-resolution weather models for fire management seems limited. To address this problem, we have developed an experimental system called FireBuster that is designed to streamline and automate many intermediate processes.

FireBuster-a web application for high-resolution fire weather modeling. Chen, Shyh-Chin; Benoit, John; Ritchie, Jack; Zhang, Yunfei; Juang, Hann-Ming Henry; Chen, Ying-Ju; Rolinski, Tom. 2019. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-264. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

Publications by research area:

Invasive Species

Tree mortality following drought in the central and southern Sierra Nevada, California, U.S. Fettig, Christopher J.; Mortenson, Leif A.; Bulaon, Beverly M.; Foulk, Patra B. 2019. Forest Ecology and Management. 432: 164-178.

Promise and pitfalls of endemic resistance for cultural resources threatened by Phytophthora ramorum. Cobb, Richard C.; Ross, Noam; Hayden, Katherine J.; Eyre, Catherine A.; Dodd, Richard S.; Frankel, Susan J.; Garbelotto, Matteo; Rizzo, David M. 2019. Phytopathology. 109(5): 760-769.

Inventory and Monitoring

Estimation of changes of forest structural attributes at three different spatial aggregation levels in Northern California using multitemporal LiDAR. Mauro, Francisco; Ritchie, Martin; Wing, Brian; Frank, Bryce; Monleon, Vicente; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Hudak, Andrew. 2019. Remote Sensing. 11: 923.

Resource Management and Use

Response to temperature and virulence assessment of Fusarium circinatum isolates in the context of climate change. Quesada, Tania; Lucas, Sunny; Smith, Katherine; Smith, Jason. 2019. Forests. 10(1): 40.

Cultivating sacred kinship to strengthen resilience. Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, Kekuhi; McMillen, Heather; Giardina, Christian; Francisco, Kainana. 2019. In: Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Hines, Sarah J.; Maddox, David, eds. Green readiness, response, and recovery: A collaborative synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-185. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 188-204.

A proposed multi-agency program for stewardship science. Giardina, Christian; Goldstein, Bruce Evan; Grove, Morgan; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika; McMillen, Heather. 2019. In: Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Hines, Sarah J.; Maddox, David, eds. Green readiness, response, and recovery: A collaborative synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-185. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 324-339.

Climate effect on ponderosa pine radial growth varies with tree density and shrub removal. Finley, Kaelyn; Zhang, Jianwei. 2019. Forests. 10(6): 477.

Thirteen-year growth response of ponderosa pine plantations to dominant shrubs (Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus). Zhang, Jianwei; Busse, Matt D.; Fiddler, Gary O.; Fredrickson, Ed. 2019. Journal of Forestry Research. 28(6): 720.

Lowering stand density enhances resiliency of ponderosa pine forests to disturbances and climate change. Zhang, Jianwei; Finley, Kaelyn; Johnson, Nels; Ritchie, Martin W. 2019. Forest Science. 65(4): 496-507

Neighborhood parks and recreationists' exposure to ozone: a comparison of disadvantaged and affluent communities in Los Angeles, California. Winter, Patricia L.; Padgett, Pamela E.; Milburn, Lee-Anne S.; Li, Weimin. 2019. Environmental Management. 63(3): 379-395.

Patterns of nitrogen: fixing tree abundance in forests across Asia and America. Menge, Duncan N. L.; Chisholm, Ryan A.; Davies, Stuart J.; Abu Salim, Kamariah; Allen, David; Alvarez, Mauricio; Bourg, Norm; Brockelman, Warren Y.; Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh; Butt, Nathalie; Cao, Min; Chanthorn, Wirong; Chao, Wei-Chun; Clay, Keith; Condit, Richard; Cordell, Susan; Silva, Jo-o Batista; Dattaraja, H. S.; Andrade, Ana Cristina Segalin; Oliveira, Alexandre A.; den Ouden, Jan; Drescher, Michael; Fletcher, Christine; Giardina, Christian P.; Savitri Gunatilleke, C. V; Gunatilleke, I. A. U. Nimal; Hau, Billy C. H.; He, Fangliang; Howe, Robert; Hsieh, Chang-Fu; Hubbell, Stephen P.; Inman-Narahari, Faith M.; Jansen, Patrick A.; Johnson, Daniel J.; Kong, Lee Sing; Kral, Kamil; Ku, Chen-Chia; Lai, Jiangshan; Larson, Andrew J.; Li, Xiankun; Li, Yide; Lin, Luxiang; Lin, YiChing; Liu, Shirong; Lum, Shawn K. Y.; Lutz, James A.; Ma, Keping; Malhi, Yadvinder; McMahon, Sean; McShea, William; Mi, Xiangcheng; Morecroft, Michael; Myers, Jonathan A.; Nathalang, Anuttara; Novotny, Vojtech; Ong, Perry; Orwig, David A.; Ostertag, Rebecca; Parker, Geoffrey; Phillips, Richard P.; Abd. Rahman, Kassim; Sack, Lawren; Sang, Weiguo; Shen, Guochun; Shringi, Ankur; Shue, Jessica; Su, Sheng-Hsin; Sukumar, Raman; Sun, I-Fang; Suresh, H. S.; Tan, Sylvester; Thomas, Sean C.; Toko, Pagi S.; Valencia, Renato; Vallejo, Martha I; Vicentini, Alberto; Vrska, Tomas; Wang, Bin; Wang, Xihua; Weiblen, George D.; Wolf, Amy; Xu, Han; Yap, Sandra; Zhu, Li; Fung, Tak. 2019. Journal of Ecology. 49: 89.

Tamm Review: Reforestation for resilience in dry western U.S. forests. North, Malcolm P.; Stevens, Jens T.; Greene, David F.; Coppoletta, Michelle; Knapp, Eric E.; Latimer, Andrew M.; Restaino, Christina M.; Tompkins, Ryan E.; Welch, Kevin R.; York, Rob A.; Young, Derek J.N.; Axelson, Jodi N.; Buckley, Tom N.; Estes, Becky L.; Hager, Rachel N.; Long, Jonathan W.; Meyer, Marc D.; Ostoja, Steven M.; Safford, Hugh D.; Shive, Kristen L.; Tubbesing, Carmen L.; Vice, Heather; Walsh, Dana; Werner, Chhaya M.; Wyrsch, Peter. 2019. Forest Ecology and Management. 432: 209-224.

Plant profile for Eriogonum fasciculatum, Updated 2018. Montalvo, A.M.; Riordan, E.C.; Beyers, J.L. 2018. Native Plant Recommendations for Southern California Ecoregions.

Hardwood injury and mortality associated with two shot hole borers, Euwallacea spp., in the invaded region of southern California, USA, and the native region of Southeast Asia. Coleman, Tom W.; Poloni, Adrian L.; Chen, Yigen; Thu, Pham Quang; Li, Qiao; Sun, Jianghua; Rabaglia, Robert J.; Man, Gary; Seybold, Steven J. 2019. Annals of Forest Science. 76(3): 61.

The California Tree Mortality Data Collection Network - Enhanced communication and collaboration among scientists and stakeholders. Axelson, Jodi; Battles, John; Bulaon, Beverly; Cluck, Danny; Cousins, Stella; Cox, Lauren; Estes, Becky; Fettig, Chris; Hefty, Andrea; Hishinuma, Stacy; Hood, Sharon; Kocher, Susie; Mortenson, Leif; Koltunov, Alexander; Kuskulis, Elliot; Poloni, Adrian; Ramirez, Carlos; Restaino, Christina; Slaton, Michele; Smith, Sheri; Tubbesing, Carmen. 2019. California Agriculture. 73(2): 55-62.

Limber pine's wild ride with climate: up, down, and all around. Millar, C.I. 2019. Fremontia. 47(1): 43-49.

Two decades of experimental manipulation reveal potential for enhanced biomass accumulation and water use efficiency in ponderosa pine plantations across climate gradients. Liles, G. C.; Maxwell, T. M.; Silva, L. C. R.; Zhang, Jianwei; Horwath, W. R. 2019. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 9(1982): 121.

Operationalizing resilience for conservation objectives: the 4S's. Aslan, Clare E.; Petersen, Brian; Shiels, Aaron B.; Haines, William; Liang, Christina T. 2018. Restoration Ecology. 26(6): 1032-1038.

Water, Air and Soil

Atmospheric nitrogen deposition to global forests: Status, impacts and management options. Du, Enzai; Fenn, Mark E.; De Vries, Wim; Ok, Yong Sik. 2019. Environmental Pollution. 250: 1044-1048.

Projected social costs of CO2 emissions from forest losses far exceed the sequestration benefits of forest gains under global change. Marcos-Martinez, Raymundo; Bryan, Brett A.; Schwabe, Kurt A.; Connor, Jeffery D.; Law, Elizabeth A.; Nolan, Martin; Sanchez, Jose J. 2019. Ecosystem Services. 37: 100935.

Hydrologic and erosion responses to compaction and added surface cover in post-fire logged areas: Isolating splash, interrill and rill erosion. Prats, S.A.; Malvar, M.C.; Coelho, C.O.A.; Wagenbrenner, J.W. 2019. Journal of Hydrology. 575: 408-419.

Rainfall thresholds for flow generation in desert ephemeral streams. Kampf, Stephanie K.; Faulconer, Joshua; Shaw, Jeremy R.; Lefsky, Michael; Wagenbrenner, Joseph W.; Cooper, David J. 2018. Water Resources Research. 54: 9935-9950.

Cosmogenic isotopes unravel the hydrochronology and water storage dynamics of the Southern Sierra Critical Zone. Visser, A.; Thaw, M.; Deinhart, A.; Bibby, R.; Safeeq, M.; Conklin, M.; Esser, B.; Van der Velde, Y. Water Resources Research. 55(2): 1429-1450.

Geographic, hydrological, and climatic significance of rock glaciers in the Great Basin, USA. Millar, Constance I.; Westfall, Robert D. 2019. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 51(1): 232-249.

Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Fan, Y.; Clark, M.; Lawrence, D. M.; Swenson, S.; Band, L. E.; Brantley, S. L.; Brooks, P. D.; Dietrich, W. E.; Flores, A.; Grant, G.; Kirchner, J. W.; Mackay, D. S.; McDonnell, J. J.; Milly, P. C. D.; Sullivan, P. L.; Tague, C.; Ajami, H.; Chaney, N.; Hartmann, A.; Hazenberg, P.; McNamara, J.; Pelletier, J.; Perket, J.; Rouholahnejad-Freund, E.; Wagener, T.; Zeng, X.; Beighley, E.; Buzan, J.; Huang, M.; Livneh, B.; Mohanty, B. P.; Nijssen, B.; Safeeq, M.; Shen, C.; Verseveld, W.; Volk, J.; Yamazaki, D. 2019. Water Resources Research. 55(2): 1737-1772.

Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions. Mora, Camilo; Spirandelli, Daniele; Franklin, Erik C.; Lynham, John; Kantar, Michael B.; Miles, Wendy; Smith, Charlotte Z.; Freel, Kelle; Moy, Jade; Louis, Leo V; Barba, Evan W.; Bettinger, Keith; Frazier, Abby G.; Colburn IX, John F.; Hanasaki, Naota; Hawkins, Ed; Hirabayashi, Yukiko; Knorr, Wolfgang; Little, Christopher M.; Emanuel, Kerry; Sheffield, Justin; Patz, Jonathan A.; Hunter, Cynthia L. 2018. Nature Climate Change. 8(12): 1062-1071.

Wildland Fire and Fuels

Fire and forest management in montane forests of the northwestern states and California, USA. Allen, Iris; Chhin, Sophan; Zhang, Jianwei. 2019. Fire. 2(2): 17.

Indigenous fire stewardship. Lake, F.K.; Christianson, A.C. 2019. In: S. L. Manzello, ed. Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Cham. 9 p.

Patterns of woodboring beetle activity following fires and bark beetle outbreaks in montane forests of California, USA. Ray, Chris; Cluck, Daniel R.; Wilkerson, Robert L.; Siegel, Rodney B.; White, Angela M.; Tarbill, Gina L.; Sawyer, Sarah C.; Howell, Christine A. 2019. Fire Ecology. 15: 21.

Wildlife and Fish

New records for Douglas's squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) in two mountain ranges of the Great Basin. Miller, Constance I; Hickman, Kenneth T. 2019. Western North American Naturalist. 79(1): 99-109.

Remnant trees increase bat activity and facilitate the use of vineyards by edge-space bats. Polyakov, Anne Y.; Weller, Theodore J.; Tietje, William D. 2019. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 281: 56-63.

A novel approach to understanding bird communities using informed diversity estimates at local and regional scales in northern California and southern Oregon. Wolfe, Jared D.; Alexander, John D.; Stephens, Jaime L.; Ralph, C. John. 2019. Ecology and Evolution. 9(8): 4431-4442.

Is fire "for the birds"? How two rare species influence fire management across the U.S. Stephens, Scott; Kobziar, Leda; Collins, Brandon; Davis, Raymond; Fule, Peter; Gaines, William; Ganey, Joseph; Guldin, James; Hessburg, Paul; Hiers, Kevin; Hoagland, Serra; Keane, John; Masters, Ronald; McKellar, Ann; Montague, Warren; North, Malcolm; Spies, Thomas A. 2019. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 48: 243.

Non-lethal isolation of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) from amphibians.. Cook, K.J.; Voyles, J.; Kenny, H.V.; Pope, K.L.; Piovia-Scott, J. 2018. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 129(2): 159-164.

Non-native insects dominate daytime pollination in a high-elevation Hawaiian dryland ecosystem. Aslan, Clare E.; Shiels, Aaron B.; Haines, William; Liang, Christina T. 2019. American Journal of Botany. 106(2): 313-324.


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