Staff Publications

The following list represents current publications. Earlier publications may be viewed by selecting previous periods from the list to the left. (* indicates publication is in Portuguese, ** indicates French)

Recent Publications listed here with summaries, citations, and links to articles where available.


Berner, L.T., H.D. Alexander, M.M. Loranty, P. Ganzlin, M.C. Mack, S.P. Davydov, and S.J. Goetz. 2015. Biomass allometry for alder, dwarf birch, and willow in boreal forest and tundra ecosystems of far northeastern Siberia and north-central AlaskaForest Ecology and Management 337:110–118.



Boelman, N.T., L. Gough, J. Wingfield, S. Goetz, A. Asmus, H.E. Chmura, J.S. Krause, J.H. Perez, S.K. Sweet, and K.C. Guay. 2014. Greater shrub dominance alters breeding habitat and food resources for migratory songbirds in Alaskan arctic tundraGlobal Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12761

Bohrer, G., P.S.A. Beck, S.M. Ngene, A.K. Skidmore, and I. Douglas-Hamilton. 2014. Elephant movement closely tracks precipitation-driven vegetation dynamics in a Kenyan forest-savanna landscape. Movement Ecology 2:2.

Brando, P.M., J.K. Balch, D.C. Nepstad, D.C. Morton, F.E. Putz, M.T. Coe, D. Silvério, M.M. Macedo, E.A. Davidson, C. Nóbrega, A. Alencar, and B.S. Soares-Filho. 2014. Abrupt increases in Amazonian tree mortality due to drought–fire interactionsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1305499111. 

*Brown, F., L. Schwarzbach, J. Gomes, and A. Carvalho. 2014. We are All Wild Savages. A Gazeta, Rio Branco, Acre. C1-4, 7 March.

*Brown, F. 2014. Erring as an Environmental Scientist and Preparing for the Future. A Gazeta, Rio Branco, Acre. C1-4, 16-17 March.

Cartus, O. , J. Kellndorfer, W. Walker , C. Franco, J. Bishop, L. Santos, and J.M.M. Fuentes. 2014. A National, Detailed Map of Forest Aboveground Carbon Stocks in MexicoRemote Sensing 6(6):5559-5588. doi:10.3390/rs6065559

Castello, L, A.V. Zhulidov, T.Y. Gurtovaya, R.D. Robarts, R. M. Holmes, D. A. Zhulidov, V.S. Lysenko, and R.G.M. Spencer. 2014. Low and declining mercury in Arctic Russian Rivers. Environmental Science and Technology. doi:10.1021/es403363v

Connolly, C.T., W.V. Sobczak, and S.E.G. Findlay. 2014. Salinity Effects on Phragmites Decomposition Dynamics Among the Hudson River’s Freshwater Tidal Wetlands. Wetlands. doi:10.1007/s13157-014-0526-1

Davidson, E., and D. Kanter. 2014. Inventories and scenarios of nitrous oxide emissions. Environmental Research Letters 9:105012. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105012

Dinerstein, E., A. Baccini, M. Anderson, G. Fiske, E. Wikramanayake, D. McLaughlin, G. Powell, D. Olson, and A. Joshi. 2014. Guiding Agricultural Expansion to Spare Tropical Forests. Conservation Letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12149

Epstein, H.E., U.S. Bhatt, M.K. Raynolds, D.A. Walker, P.A. Bieniek, C.J. Tucker, J. Pinzon, H. Zeng, G.J. Jia, K.C. Guay, and S.J. Goetz. 2014. Tundra Greenness. In Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014, M.O. Jeffries, J. Richter-Menge, and J.E. Overland, eds., 55-59.

Fang, J., T. Kato, Z. Guo, Y. Yang, H. Hu, H. Shen, X. Zhao, A.W. Kishimodo-Mo, Y. Tang, and R.A. Houghton. 2014. Evidence for environmentally enhanced forest growthPNAS.  doi:10.1073/pnas.140233111.

Gebhardt, S., T. Wehrmann, M.A. Muñoz Ruiz, P. Maeda, J. Bishop, M. Schramm, R. Kopeinig, O. Cartus, J. Kellndorfer, R. Ressl, L.A. Santos, and M. Schmidt. 2014. MAD-MEX: Automatic Wall-to-Wall Land Cover Monitoring for the Mexican REDD-MRV Program Using All Landsat DataRemote Sensing 6:3923-3943. doi:10.3390/rs6053923

Goetz, S.J., M. Sun, S. Zolkos, A. Hansen, and R. Dubayah. 2014. The relative importance of climate and vegetation properties on patterns of North American breeding bird species richness. Environmental Research Letters 9:034013. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034013

Guay, K.C., P.S.A. Beck, L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, A. Baccini, and W. Buermann. 2014. Vegetation productivity patterns at high northern latitudes: a multi-sensor satellite data assessmentGlobal Change Biology 20(10):3147–3158. doi:10.1111/gcb.12647

Hansen, M.C., A. Egorov, P.V. Potapov, S.V. Stehman, A. Tyukavina, S.A. Turubanova, D.P. Roy, S.J. Goetz, T.R. Loveland, J. Ju, A. Kommareddy, V. Kovalskyy, C. Forsyth, and T. Bents. 2014. Monitoring conterminous United States (CONUS) land cover change with Web-Enabled Landsat Data (WELD). Remote Sensing of Environment 140:466-484

Hansen, A.J., L.B. Phillips, R. Dubayah, S. Goetz, and M. Hofton. 2014. Regional-scale application of lidar: Variation in forest canopy structure across the southeastern US. Forest Ecology and Management 329:214–226. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.009

Hernes, P.J., R.M. Holmes, P.A. Raymond, R.G.M. Spencer, and S.E. Tank. 2014. Fluxes, processing, and fate of riverine organic and inorganic carbon in the Arctic Ocean. In Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change. T.S. Bianchi, M.A. Allison, and W.J. Cai, eds., 530-553. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Houghton, R.A. 2014. The contemporary carbon cycle. In Treatise on Biogeochemistry Volume 10 (Second Edition). D.M. Karl and W.H. Schlesinger, eds., 399-435. (H.D. Holland and K.K. Turekian, eds.) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Houghton, R.A. 2014. Carbon dioxide and climate: game changers. In Ecology and the Common Good: Great Issues of Environment. R.A. Houghton and A.B. White, eds., 23-33. Falmouth, MA: Woods Hole Research Center.

Houghton, R.A., and A.B. White, eds. 2014. Ecology and the Common Good: Great Issues of Environment. Falmouth, MA: Woods Hole Research Center.

Huang, Q., A. Swatantran, R. Dubayah, and S.J. Goetz. 2014. The Influence of Vegetation Height Heterogeneity on Forest and Woodland Bird Species Richness across the United StatesPloS One 9:8:e103236. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103236

IPCC 5th Assessment Report. 2014. Working Group 2, Chapter 4. Terrestrial and Inland Water Systems. S.J. Goetz, contributing author.

Jantz, P., S. Goetz, and N. Laporte. 2014. Carbon stock corridors to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics. Nature Climate Change. 4:138-142. doi:10.1038/nclimate2105.

Li, J., Y. Luo, S. Natali, E.A.G. Schuur, J. Xia, E. Kowalczyk, and Y. Wang. 2014. Modeling permafrost thaw and ecosystem carbon cycle under annual and seasonal warming at an Arctic tundra site in AlaskaJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 119:1129–1146. doi: 10.1002/2013JG002569.

Lima, L.S., M.T. Coe, B.S. Soares-Filho, S.V. Cuadra, L.C. Dias, M.H. Costa, L.S. Lima, and H.O. Rodrigues. 2014:Feedbacks between deforestation, climate, and hydrology in the Southwestern Amazon: Implications for the provision of ecosystem servicesLandscape Ecology 29: 261-274. doi: 10.1007/s10980-013-9962-1.

Loranty, M., L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, Y. Jin, and J.T. Randerson. 2014. Vegetation controls on northern high latitude snow-albedo feedback: observations and CMIP5 model simulations. Global Change Biology 20(4):594-606.

Loranty, M.M., S.M. Natali, L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz, R.M. Holmes, S.P. Davydov, N.S. Zimov, and S.A. Zimov. 2014. Siberian tundra ecosystem vegetation and carbon stocks four decades after wildfireJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119(11):2144–2154. doi:10.1002/2014JG002730

Luyssaert, S., M. Jammet, P.C. Stoy, S. Estel, J. Pongratz, E. Ceschia, G. Churkina, A. Don, KH. Erb, M. Ferlicoq, B. Gielen, T. Grünwald, R.A. Houghton, K. Klumpp, A. Knohl, T. Kolb, T. Kuemmerle, T. Laurila, A. Lohila, D. Loustau, M.J. McGrath, P. Meyfroidt, E.J. Moors, K. Naudts, K. Novick, J. Otto, K. Pilegaard, C.A. Pio, S. Rambal, C. Rebmann, J. Ryder, A.E. Suyker, A. Varlagin, M. Wattenbach, and A.J. Dolman. 2014. Land management and land-cover change have impacts of similar magnitude on surface temperature. Nature Climate Change. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2196

Macedo, M.N., and E.A. Davidson.2014. Forgive us our carbon debtsNature Climate Change. 4:538–539. doi:10.1038/nclimate2279

Mann, P.J., W.V. Sobczak, M. LaRue, E. Bulygina, A. Davydova, J.E. Vonk, J. Schade, S. Davydov, N. Zimov, R.M. Holmes, R.G.M. Spencer. 2014. Evidence for key enzymatic controls on metabolism of arctic river organic matterGlobal Change Biology 20:1089-1100. doi:10.1111/gcb.12416.

Mann, P.J., R.G.M. Spencer, B.J. Dinga, J.R. Poulsen, P.J. Hernes, G. Fiske, M.E. Salter, Z.A. Wang, K.A. Hoering, J. Six, and R.M. Holmes. 2014. The biogeochemistry of carbon across a gradient of streams and rivers within the Congo BasinJournal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 119. doi:10.1002/2013JG002442 

McClelland, J.W., A. Townsend-Small, R.M. Holmes, F. Pan, M. Stieglitz, M. Khosh, and B.J. Peterson. 2014. River export of nutrients and organic matter from the North Slope of Alaska to the Beaufort SeaWater Resources Research 50. doi:10.1002/2013WR014722.

Meyfroidt, P., K.M. Carlson, M.E. Fagan, V.H. Gutiérrez-Vélez, M.N. Macedo, L.M. Curran, R.S. DeFries, G.A. Dyer, H.K. Gibbs, E.F. Lambin, D.C. Morton, and V. Robiglio. 2014. Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapesEnvironmental Research Letters 9:074012.

Natali, S.M., E.A.G. Schuur, E.E. Webb, C.E. Hicks Pries, and K.G. Crummer. 2014. Permafrost degradation stimulates carbon loss from experimentally warmed tundra. Ecology 95(3):602–608.

National Research Council. 2014. Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Related Ecological Characteristics: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. S.J. Goetz, contributing author.

Panday, P.K., J. Thibeault, and K.E. Frey. 2014. Changing temperature and precipitation extremes in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region: an analysis of CMIP3 and CMIP5 simulations and projections. International Journal of Climatology. doi:10.1002/joc.4192

Pongratz, J., C.H. Reick, R.A. Houghton, and J.I. House. 2014. Terminology as a key uncertainty in net land use and land cover change carbon flux estimatesEarth System Dynamics 5:177-195.

Raupach, M.R., M. Gloor, J.L. Sarmiento, J.G. Canadell, T.L. Frölicher, T. Gasser, R.A. Houghton, C. Le Quéré, and C.M. Trudinger. 2014. The declining uptake rate of atmospheric CO2 by land and ocean sinks. Biogeosciences 11:3453-3475. doi:10.5194/bg-11-3453-2014. 

Rose, R.A, D. Byler, J.R. Eastman, E. Fleishman, G. Geller, S. Goetz, L. Guild, H. Hamilton, M. Hansen, R. Headley, J. Hewson, N. Horning, B. Kaplin, N. Laporte, A. Leidner, P. Leimgruber, J. Morisette, J. Musinsky, L. Pintea, A. Prados, V. Radeloff, M. Rowen, S. Saatchi, S. Schill, K. Tabor, W. Turner, A. Vodacek, J. Vogelmann, M. Wegmann, D. Wilkie, and C. Wilson. 2014. Ten Ways Remote Sensing Can Contribute to Conservation. Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.12397

Savage, K., R. Phillips, and E. Davidson. 2014. High temporal frequency measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from soilsBiogeosciences 11:1–12. 

Scholes and Settele, et al. 2014. Contributing author. IPCC 5th Assessment Report, Working Group 2, Chapter 4. Terrestrial and Inland Water Systems.

Soares-Filho, B., R. Rajão, M. Macedo, A. Carneiro, W. Costa, M. Coe, H. Rodrigues, and A. Alencar. 2014. Cracking Brazil’s Forest CodeScience 344(6182):363-364. doi: 10.1126/science.1246663 

Spencer, R.G.M., A. Stubbins, and J. Gaillardet. 2014. Geochemistry of the Congo River, estuary, and plume. In Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change. T.S. Bianchi, M.A. Allison, and W.J. Cai, eds., 554-583. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Valentini, R., A. Arneth, A. Bombelli, S. Castaldi, R. Cazzolla Gatti, F. Chevallier, P. Ciais, E. Grieco, J. Hartmann, M. Henry, R.A. Houghton, M. Jung, W.L. Kutsch, Y. Malhi, E. Mayorga, L. Merbold, G. Murray-Tortarolo, D. Papale, P. Peylin, B. Poulter, P.A. Raymond, M. Santini, S. Sitch, G. Vaglio Laurin, G.R. van der Werf, C.A. Williams, and R.J. Scholes. 2014. A full greenhouse gases budget of Africa: synthesis, uncertainties and vulnerabilities. Biogeosciences 11:381-407. doi:10.5194/bg-11-381-2014

Voss, B.M., B. Peucker-Ehrenbrink, T.I. Eglinton, G. Fiske, Z.A. Wang, K.A. Hoering, D.B. Montlucon, C. LeCroy, S. Pal, S. Marsh, S.L. Gillies, A. Janmaat, M. Bennett, B. Downey, J. Fanslau, H. Fraser, G. Macklam-Harron, M. Martinec, and B. Wiebe. 2014. Tracing river chemistry in space and time: Dissolved inorganic constituents of the Fraser River, CanadaGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 124:283–308.

Walker, W., A. Baccini, S. Schwartzman, S. Ríos, M. Oliveira-Miranda, C. Augusto, M. Romero Ruiz, C. S. Arrasco, B. Ricardo, R. Smith, C. Meyer, J.C. Jintiach, and E.V. Campos. Forest Carbon in Amazonia: The Unrecognized Contribution of Indigenous Territories and Protected Natural Areas. Carbon Management. doi: 10.1080/17583004.2014.990680

Zolkos, S.G., P. Jantz, T. Cormier, L.R. Iverson, D.W. McKenney, and S.J. Goetz. 2014. Projected Tree Species Redistribution Under Climate Change: Implications for Ecosystem Vulnerability Across Protected Areas in the Eastern United States. Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10021-014-9822-0