Publications

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.

2021

Belmonte, A., Sankey, T., Biederman, J., Bradford, J., Goetz, S. and Kolb, T., 2021. UAV-based estimate of snow cover dynamics: Optimizing semi-arid forest structure for snow persistence. Remote Sensing, 13(5), p.1036. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13051036

Boyd, M., Berner, L.Foster, A., Goetz, S.J., Rogers, B., Walker, X., Mack, M., 2021. Historic declines in growth portend trembling aspen death during a contemporary leaf miner outbreak in Alaska. Ecosphere 12(6) e03569, doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3569.

Duncanson, L., Armston, J., Disney, M., Avitabile, V., Barbier, N., Calders, K., Carter, S., Chave, J., Herold, M., MacBean, N., McRoberts, R., Minor, D., Paul, K., Réjou-Méchain, M., Roxburgh, S., Williams, M., Albinet, C., Baker, T., Bartholomeus, H., Bastin, J.F., Coomes, D., Crowther, T., Davies, S., de Bruin, S., De Kauwe, M., Domke, G., Dubayah, R., Falkowski, M., Fatoyinbo, L., Goetz, S.Jantz, P., Jonckheere, I., Jucker, T., Kay, H., Kellner, J., Labriere, N., Lucas, R., Mitchard, E., Morsdorf, F., Naesset, E., Park, T., Phillips, O.L., Ploton, P., Quegan, S., Saatchi, S., Schaaf, C., Schepaschenko, D., Scipal, K., Stovall, A., Thiel, C., Wulder, M.A., Camacho, F., Nickeson, J., Román, M., Margolis, H. (2021). Aboveground Woody Biomass Product Validation Good Practices Protocol. Version 1.0. In L. Duncanson, M. Disney, J. Armston, J. Nickeson, D. Minor, and F. Camacho (Eds.), Good Practices for Satellite Derived Land Product Validation: Land Product Validation Subgroup (Working Group on Calibration and Validation, Committee on Earth Observation Satellites), doi:10.5067/doc/ceoswgcv/lpv/agb.001

Frost, G. V., Macander, M. J., Bhatt, U. S., Epstein, H. E., Berner, L.T., Bjerke, J. W., Forbes, B. C., Goetz, S. J., Lara, M. J., Park, T., Phoenix, G. K., Raynolds, M. K., Tømmervik, H., and Walker, D. A. State of the Climate in 2020: Tundra greenness, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102:S297-S300. doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0086.1

Gaglioti, B.V., Berner, L.T., Jones, B.M., Orndahl, K.M., Williams, A.P., Andreu‐Hayles, L., D’Arrigo, R.D., Goetz, S.J. and Mann, D.H., 2021. Tussocks enduring or shrubs greening: Alternate responses to changing fire regimes in the Noatak River Valley, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 126(4), p.e2020JG006009. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG006009.

Hakkenberg, C. R. &  Goetz, S. J., 2021. Climate mediates the relationship between plant biodiversity and forest structure across the United States. Global Ecology and Biogeographydoi.org/10.1111/geb.13380

Hansen, A.J., Noble, B.P., Veneros, J., East, A., Goetz, S.J., Supples, C., Watson, J.E., Jantz, P.A., Pillay, R., Jetz, W. and Ferrier, S., 2021. Toward monitoring forest ecosystem integrity within the post‐2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Conservation Letters, 14(4), p.e12822. doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12822

Mekonnen, Z.A., Riley, W.J., Berner, L.T., Bouskill, N.J., Torn, M.S., Iwahana, G., Breen, A.L., Myers-Smith, I.H., Criado, M.G., Liu, Y., Euskirchen, E.S., Goetz, S. J., Mack, M. C. and Grant, R. F. 2021. Arctic tundra shrubification: a review of mechanisms and impacts on ecosystem carbon balance. Environmental Research Letters, 16(5), p.053001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abf28b.

Watts, J., Natali, S. M., Minions, C., Risk, D., Arndt, K. A., Zona, D., Euskirchen, Eugenie S., Rocha, A.V., Sonnentag, O., Helbig, M., Kalhori, A., Oechel, W.C., Ikawa, H., Ueyama, M., Suzuki, R., Kobayashi, H., Celis, G., Schuur, E.A.G., Humphreys, E.R., Kim, Y., Lee, B-Y., Goetz, S.J., Madani, N., Schiferl, L., Commane, R., Kimball, J.S., Liu, Z., Torn, M.S., Potter, S., Wang, J.A., Jorgenson, T., Xiao, J., Li, X., Edgar, C., 2021. Soil respiration strongly offsets carbon uptake in Alaska and Northwest Canada. Environmental Research Letters, 16(8), p.084051.  doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac1222

2020

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), https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz7005

Andreu-Hayles, L., Gaglioti, B., Berner, L. T., Anchukaitis, K., Goetz, S., and D’Arrigo, R. 2020. A narrow window of summer temperatures associated with shrub growth in Arctic Alaska, Environmental Research Letters, 15(10), p. 105012, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab897f

Belmonte, A., Sankey, T., Biederman, J. A., Bradford, J., Goetz, S. J., Kolb, T., & Woolley, T. 2020. UAV-derived estimates of forest structure to inform ponderosa pine forest restoration. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. 6(2), pp. 181-197. doi.org/10.1002/rse2.137

Berner, L.T., Massey, R., Jantz, P., Forbes, B.C., Macias-Fauria, M., Myers-Smith, I., Kumpula, T., Gauthier, G., Andreu-Hayles, L., Gaglioti, B.V. and Burns, P., 2020. Summer warming explains widespread but not uniform greening in the Arctic tundra biome. Nature Communications, 11(1), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18479-5

Buotte, P.C., B.E. Law, W.J. Ripple, and L.T. Berner. 2020. Carbon sequestration and biodiversity co-benefits of preserving forests in the western United States. Ecological Applications, 30(2), p.e02039, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2039

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. 2020. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography. Science of Remote Sensing 1, p. 100002. doi.org/10.1016/j.srs.2020.100002

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.

Hansen, A.J., Burns, P., Ervin, J., Goetz, S.J., Hansen, M., Venter, O., Watson, J.E., Jantz, P.A., Virnig, A.L., Barnett, K. and Pillay, R., 2020. A policy-driven framework for conserving the best of Earth’s remaining moist tropical forests. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(10), pp.1377-1384. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1274-7

Kattge, J., G. Bönisch,… L.T. Berner et al. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14904

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), p. 55001, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d38

Moomaw, W., Law, B. E., & Goetz, S. 2020. Focus on the role of forests and soils in meeting climate change mitigation goals. Environmental Research Letters.  15(4), p. 045009. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6b38.

Myers-Smith, I. H., J. T. Kerby, … L.T. Berner, S.J. Goetz et al. 2020. Complexity revealed in the greening of the Arctic. Nature Climate Change 10(2), pp. 106-117, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0688-1

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. 2020. Climate change decreases the cooling effect from post-fire albedo in boreal North America. Global Change Biology, 26(3), pp. 1592-1607.  https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14888

Rogers, B., Balch, J.K., Goetz, S.J., Lehmann, C.E.R., Turetsky, M. 2020. Focus on changing fire regimes: Interactions with climate, ecosystems, and society.  Environmental Research Letters, 15(3), p. 030201. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d3a

Thomas, H. J. D., Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Elmendorf, S. C., and 80 others. 2020. Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1351. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15014-4

Verdonen, M., Berner, L. T., Forbes, B. C., and Kumpula, T. 2020. Periglacial vegetation dynamics in Arctic Russia: decadal analysis of tundra regeneration on landslides with time series satellite imagery, Environmental Research Letters, 15(10), p. 105020, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abb500

2019

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. doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aav3223

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 Letters. 14(8), p. 085010, https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab215f.

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, p. 108765. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108765

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. 2019. 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. Scientific Data, 6(1), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0214-3

Hughes, M.K., A. Olchev, A.G. Bunn, L.T. Berner, M. Losleben, and E. Novenko. 2019. Different climate response of spruce and pine growth in northern European Russia. Dendrochronologia, 56, p. 125601https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2019.05.005

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. doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0310-6

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 Lettershttps://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab0d44

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14279

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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111262

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.01.024

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12783

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1474-y

2018

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12945

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. doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaaa9a

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. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0563-7

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2437

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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194014

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: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14279

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. doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.011

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, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14107

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, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14287

2017

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. doi.org/10.1007/s13280-016-0870-x

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JG003709

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. http://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1550

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13585

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. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4279-2017