The following is a list of recent publications from our lab group.  For earlier publications, please see lab member Google Scholar profiles from our People page.


Anderegg, W.R.L., Trugman, A.T., Badgley, G., Anderson, C.M., Bartuska, A., Ciais, P., Cullenward, D., Field, C.B., Freeman, J., Goetz, S.J., Hicke, J.A., Huntzinger, D., Jackson, R.B., Nickerson, J., Pacala, S., Randerson, J.T. (2020). Climate-driven risks to the climate mitigation potential of forests, Science 368 (6497) eaaz7005, doi.10.1126/science.aaz7005.

Belmonte, A., Sankey, T., Biederman, J. A., Bradford, J., Goetz, S. J., Kolb, T., & Woolley, T. UAV-derived estimates of forest structure to inform ponderosa pine forest restoration. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. 6: 181-197.

Buotte, P.C., B.E. Law, W.J. Ripple, and L.T. Berner. Carbon sequestration and biodiversity co-benefits of preserving forests in the western United States. Ecological Applications, e02039, 1-11,

Dubayah, R., Blair, J.B., Goetz, S., Fatoyinbo, L., Hansen, M., Healey, S., Hofton, M., Hurtt, G., Kellner, J., Luthcke, S., Armston, J., Tang, H., Duncanson, L., Hancock, S., Jantz, P., Marselis, S., Patterson, P., Qi, W., Silva, C. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography. Science of Remote Sensing 100002.

Frost, G. V., Bhatt, U. S., Epstein, H. E., Berner L.T., Bjerke, J. W., Forbes, B. C., Goetz, S. J., Lara, M. J., Macander, M. J., Phoenix, G. K., Raynolds, M. K., Tømmervik, H., and Walker, D. A.: Tundra greenness [in “State of the Climate in 2019”], Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101, S272-S274, 2020.

Kattge, J., G. Bönisch,… L.T. Berner et al. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188,

Macander M.J., E. C. Palm, G.V. Frost, J. D. Herriges, P. R. Nelson, C. Roland, K. L.M. Russell, M. J. Suitor, T. W. Bentzen, K. Joly, S. J. Goetz, M. Hebblewhite (2020).  Lichen cover mapping for caribou ranges in interior Alaska and Yukon, Environmental Research Letters, 15(5):55001

Moomaw, W., Law, B. E., & Goetz, SFocus on the role of forests and soils in meeting climate change mitigation goals. Environmental Research Letters.  15: 045009. doi/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6b38.

Myers-Smith, I. H., J. T. Kerby, … L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz et al. Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic. Nature Climate Change 10:106-117,

Potter, S., Solvik, K., Erb, A., Goetz, S.J., Johnstone, J.F., Mack, M.C., Randerson, J.T., Román, M.O., Schaaf, C.L., Turetsky, M.R., Veraverbeke, S., Walker, X.J., Wang, Z., Massey, R., Rogers, B.M. Climate change decreases the cooling effect from post-fire albedo in boreal North America. Global Change Biology 26:1592-1607.

Rogers, B., Balch, J.K., Goetz, S.J., Lehmann, C.E.R., Turetsky, M. Focus on changing fire regimes: Interactions with climate, ecosystems, and society.  Environmental Research Letters, 15:030201. doi/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d3a

Thomas, H. J. D., Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Elmendorf, S. C., and 80 others. Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1351.


Brancalion, P. H. S., Niamir, A., Broadbent, E., Crouzeilles, R., Barros, F. S. M., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M.,  Baccini, A., Aronson, J., Goetz, S.J., Reid, J. L., Strassburg, B. N., Wilson, S., Chazdon, R. L., 2019. Global restoration opportunities in tropical rainforest landscapes. Science Advances, 5(7), eaav3223.

Boyd, M. A., Berner, L. T., Doak, P., Goetz, S., Rogers, B., Wagner, D., Walker, X., Mack, M. C., 2019. Impacts of climate and insect herbivory on productivity and physiology of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Alaskan boreal forests. Environmental Research

Foster, A. C., Armstrong, A. H., Shuman, J. K., Shugart, H. H., Rogers, B. M., Mack, M. C., Goetz, S. J., Ranson, K. J., 2019. Importance of tree- and species-level interactions with wild fire, climate, and soils in interior Alaska : Implications for forest change under a warming climate. Ecological Modelling, 409:108765.

Frost, G. V., U. Bhatt, H. Epstein, D. Walker, M. K. Raynolds, L.T. Berner, J. W. Bjerke, A. L. Breen, B.C. Forbes, S. J. Goetz, C. M. Iversen, M. J. Lara, M. J. Macander, G. K. Phoenix, A. V. Rocha, V. G. Salmon, P. E. Thornton, H. Tømmervik, and S. D. Wullschleger. Tundra greennessNOAA Arctic Report Card, 48-57.

Hansen, A., Barnett, K., Jantz, P., Phillips, L., Goetz, S.J., Hansen, M., Venter, O., Watson, J.E.M., Burns, P., Atkinson, S., Rodríguez-Buritica, S., Ervin, J., Virnig, A., Supples, C., De Camargo, R., 2019. Global humid tropics forest structural condition and forest structural integrity maps. Sci. Data 6, 232.

Hughes, M.K., A. Olchev, A.G. Bunn, L.T. Berner, M. Losleben, and E. Novenko. Different climate response of spruce and pine growth in northern European Russia. Dendrochronologia, 56, 125601

Kleinschroth, F., Laporte, N., Laurance, W. F., Goetz, S. J., & Ghazoul, J., 2019.  Road expansion and persistence in forests of the Congo Basin. Nature Sustainability. 2:628–634.

Miller, C.E., Griffith, P., Goetz, S., Hoy, E., Pinto, N., McCubbin, I., Thorpe, A.K., Hofton, M.M., Hodkinson, D.J., Hansen, C. and Woods, J., 2019. An overview of ABoVE airborne campaign data acquisitions and science opportunities. Environmental Research Letters

Pastick, N.J., Jorgenson, M.T., Goetz, S.J., Jones, B.M., Wylie, B.K., Minsley, B.J., Genet, H., Knight, J.F., Swanson, D.K. and Jorgenson, J.C., 2019. Spatiotemporal remote sensing of ecosystem change and causation across Alaska. Global change biology25(3), pp.1171-1189.

Tang, H., Armston, J., Hancock, S., Marselis, S., Goetz, S., & Dubayah, R. , 2019. Characterizing global forest canopy cover distribution using spaceborne lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment231, 111262.

Tang, H., Song, X.P., Zhao, F.A., Strahler, A.H., Schaaf, C.L., Goetz, S., Huang, C., Hansen, M.C. and Dubayah, R., 2019. Definition and measurement of tree cover: A comparative analysis of field-, lidar-and landsat-based tree cover estimations in the Sierra national forests, USA. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 268, pp.258-268.

Thomas, H.J., Myers‐Smith, I.H., Bjorkman, A.D., Elmendorf, S.C., Blok, D., Cornelissen, J.H., Forbes, B.C., … Berner, L.T., Goetz, S.J. et al. 2019. Traditional plant functional groups explain variation in economic but not size‐related traits across the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography28(2), pp.78-95.

Walker, X. J., Baltzer, J. L., Cumming, S. G., Day, N. J., Ebert, C., Goetz, S.J., Johnstone, J. F., Potter, S., Rogers, B. M., Schuur, E. A. G., Turetsky, M. R., Mack, M. C., 2019. Increasing wildfires threaten historic carbon sink of boreal forest soils. Nature572(7770), 520–523.


Anderegg, L.D., Berner, L.T., Badgley, G., Sethi, M.L., Law, B.E. and HilleRisLambers, J., 2018. Within‐species patterns challenge our understanding of the leaf economics spectrum. Ecology Letters, 21(5), pp.734-744.

Berner, L.T., Jantz, P., Tape, K.D. and Goetz, S. J., 2018. Tundra plant aboveground biomass and shrub dominance mapped across the North Slope of Alaska. Environmental Research Letters, 13(3), p.035002.

Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Elmendorf and 123 others. 2018. Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature, 562, pp.57–62.

Fisher, J. B., Hayes, D. J., Schwalm, C. R., Huntzinger, D. N., Stofferahn, E., Schaefer, K., Huntzinger, D. Stofferahn, E., Schaefer, K., Luo, Y., Wullschleger, S. D., Goetz, S. J., Miller, C. E., Griffith, P. 2018. Missing pieces to modeling the Arctic-Boreal puzzle. Environmental Research Letters. 13(2). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa9d9a

Foster, A.C., Shuman, J.K., Shugart, H.H, and Negron, J., 2018. Modeling the interactive effects of spruce beetle infestation and climate on subalpine vegetation. Ecosphere, 9(10), e02437.

Loranty, M.M., Berner, L.T., Taber, E.D., Kropp, H., Natali, S.M., Alexander, H.D., Davydov, S.P. and Zimov, N.S., 2018. Understory vegetation mediates permafrost active layer dynamics and carbon dioxide fluxes in open-canopy larch forests of northeastern Siberia. PloS one13(3), p.e0194014.

Pastick, N. J., Jorgenson, M. T., Goetz, S. J., Jones, B. M., Wylie, B. K., Minsley, B. J., Genet, H., Knight, J. F., Swanson, D. K., Jorgenson, J. C. 2018. Spatiotemporal remote sensing of ecosystem change and causation across Alaska. Global Change Biology. early edition online:

Pelletier, J., Horning, N., Laporte, N., Samndong, R. A., & Goetz, S. 2018. Anticipating social equity impacts in REDD+ policy design: An example from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Land Use Policy, 75, pp. 102–115.

Rogers, B. M., Solvik, K., Hogg, E. H., Ju, J., Masek, J. G., Michaelian, M., Berner, L., Goetz, S. J. 2018. Detecting early warning signals of tree mortality in boreal North America using multi-scale satellite data. Global Change Biology, 24(6):, pp. 2284-230,

Schmitz, O.J., Wilmers, C.C., Leroux, S.J., Doughty, C.E., Atwood, T.B., Galetti, M., Davies, A.B. and Goetz, S.J., 2018. Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle. Science362(6419). 10.1126/science.aar3213

Walker, X. J., Rogers, B. M., Baltzer, J. L., Cumming, S. G., Day, N. J., Goetz, S. J., Johnstone, J. F., Schuur, E. A., Turetsky, M. R., and Mack, M. C. 2018. Cross-scale controls on carbon emissions from boreal forest megafires. Global Change Biology, 24(9), pp. 4251-4265,


Foster, A.C., Shuman, J.K., Shugart, H.H., Dwire, K.A., Fornwalt, P.J., Sibold, and J. Negron J., 2017. Validation and application of a forest gap model to the southern Rocky Mountains. Ecological Modelling, 351, pp. 109-128. https://doi.org10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.02.019

Foster, A.C., Walter, J., Shugart, H.H., Sibold, J., and Negron, J., 2017. Spectral evidence for early-stage spruce beetle infestation in Engelmann spruce. Forest Ecology and Management, 384, pp. 347-357. https://10.1016/j.foreco.2016.11.004.

Hobbie, J. E., Shaver, G. R., Rastetter, E. B., Cherry, J. E., Goetz, S. J., Guay, K. C., Gould, W.A., Kling, G. W. 2017. Ecosystem responses to climate change at a Low Arctic and a High Arctic long-term research site. Ambio, 46(1), pp. 160–173.

Kropp, H., Loranty, M., Alexander, H.D., Berner, L.T., Natali, S.M. and Spawn, S.A., 2017. Environmental constraints on transpiration and stomatal conductance in a Siberian Arctic boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(3), pp. 487-497.

Pelletier, J., Siampale, A., Legendre, P., Jantz, P., Laporte, N. T. and Goetz, S. J., 2017. Human and natural controls of the variation in aboveground tree biomass in African dry tropical forests. Ecological Applications, 27(5), pp. 1578–1593.

Rogers, B. M., Jantz, P. and Goetz, S. J.,  2017. Vulnerability of eastern US tree species to climate change, Global Change Biology, 23(8), pp. 3302–3320.

Shuman, J.K, Foster, A.C., Shugart, H.H., Hoffman-Hall, A., Krylov, A., Loboda, T., Ershov, D., and Sochilova, E., 2017. Fire disturbance and climate change: implications for Russian forests. Environmental Research Letters 12. https://10.1088/1748-9326/aa533eed.

Webb, E.E., Heard, K., Natali, S.M., Bunn, A.G., Alexander, H.D., Berner, L.T., Kholodov, A., Loranty, M.M., Schade, J.D., Spektor, V. and Zimov, N., 2017. Variability in above-and belowground carbon stocks in a Siberian larch watershed. Biogeosciences, 14(18), pp. 4279-4294.