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Spatial Informatics Group and Natural Assets Lab scientists and affiliates have published work recently in the peer-reviewed literature. Links are provided to digital versions of the articles where available.


Cheng, A.S., R.J. Gutierrez, S. Cashen, D.R. Becker, J.S. Gunn, A. Merrill, D. Ganz, M. Liquori, D. Saah, and W. Price. 2016. Is there a place for legislating collaborative forestry? Examining the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project. Journal of Forestry. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.15-074.


Crosson, W., A.Akanda, P.Ceccato,S.M. Estes,J.A. Haynes, D.Saah, T.Buchholz, Y-S.Chang, S.Connor, T.Dinku,T. Freed,J. Gunn, A.Kruczkiewicz, J.Lessel, J.Moghaddas, T.Moody, G.Roller, D.Schmidt, B.Springsteen, A.Sweeney, M.C. Thomson. 2016.Use of Remotely Sensed Climate and Environmental Information for Air Quality and Public Health Applications.In:Earth Science Satellite Applications:Current and Future Prospects.Hossain, Faisal (Ed.). Springer.pp.173-205.DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33438-7_7.


Gutiérrez, R.J., A.S. Cheng, D.R. Becker, S.Cashen, D. Ganz,J.S. Gunn, M.Liquori, A. Merrill, D.S.Saah, W.C. Price. 2015. Legislated Collaboration in a Conservation Conflict: A Case Study of the Quincy Library Group, California.In:Conflicts in Conservation Navigating Towards Solutions (Ecological Reviews).Stephen M. Redpath, Ralph J. Gutierrez, Kevin A. Wood, Juliette C. Young, AnnaEvely(Eds.).Cambridge University Press.352 pp. ISBN-13: 9781107017696.


K.L. Larson , K.C. Nelson, S.R. Samples, S.J. Hall, N. Bettez, J. Cavender-Bares, P.M. Groffman, M. Grove, J.B. Heffernan, S.E. Hobbie, J. Learned, J.L. Morse, C. Neill, L.A. Ogden, J. O’Neil-Dunne, D.E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. Roy Chowdhury, M. Steele, T.L.E. Trammell. 2015. Ecosystem services in managing residential landscapes: priorities, value dimensions, and cross-regional patterns. Urban Ecosystems.


M.W. Schwartz, N. Butt, C.R. Dolanc, A. Holguin, M.A. Moritz, M.P. North, H. D. Safford, N.L. Stephenson, J.H. Thorne, and P.J. van Mantgem. 2015. Increasing elevation of fire in the Sierra Nevada and implications for forest change.

Ecosphere .


E. McGlynn, T. Buchholz, J.S. Gunn, D. Saah, and B. Kittler. 2015. Opinion:Low-risk Bioenergy Can Be A Critical Climate Solution.

Ecosystem Marketplace .


Timmons, D. S., Buchholz, T., & Veeneman, C. H. 2015. Forest Biomass Energy: Assessing Atmospheric Carbon Impacts by Discounting Future Carbon Flows. GCB Bioenergy.

Chen, Q. (2015). Modeling aboveground tree woody biomass using national-scale allometric methods and airborne lidar. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 106, 95-106.


Harvey, C., Aultman-Hall, L., Hurley, S. E., & Troy, A. 2015. Effects of skeletal streetscape design on perceived safety. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 18-28.


Gonzalez, P., Battles, J. J., Collins, B. M., Robards, T., and Saah, D. S. 2015. Aboveground live carbon stock changes of California wildland ecosystems, 2001–2010. Forest Ecology and Management, 348, 68-77.


Bagstad, K. J., J.M. Reed, D.J. Semmens, B.C. Sherrouse, and A. Troy. 2015. Linking biophysical models and public preferences for ecosystem service assessments: a case study for the Southern Rocky Mountains. Regional Environmental Change, 1-14


Dove, N.C and W.S. Keeton. 2015. Structural complexity enhancement increases fungi diversity in northern hardwood forests. Fungal Ecology 13: 181-192 .


Kerchner, C. and W.S. Keeton. 2015. California’s regulatory forest carbon market: panacea or Pandora’s box for northeastern landowners? Forest Policy and Economics 50:70–81 .


Matzek, V., C. Puleston, and J.S. Gunn. 2015. Can carbon credits fund riparian forest restoration? Restoration Ecology 23(1): 7-14.


Buchholz, T., P. Stephen, G. Marland, C. Canham, N. Sampson. 2014. Uncertainty in projecting greenhouse gas emissions from bioenergy. Nature Climate Change 4: 1045–1047.


Buchholz, T., M.D. Hurteau, J.S. Gunn, and D.S. Saah. (2015) A global meta-analysis of forest bioenergy greenhouse gas emission accounting studies. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy In Press


Matzek, V., C. Puleston, and J.S. Gunn. (2015) Can carbon credits fund riparian forest restoration? Restoration Ecology In Press


Buchholz, T., Prisley, S., Marland, G., Canham, C., & Sampson, N. (2014) Uncertainty in projecting GHG emissions from bioenergy. Nature Climate Change, 4(12), 1045-1047 .


Hurteau, M. D., Robards, T. A., Stevens, D., Saah, D., North, M., & Koch, G. W. (2014) Modeling climate and fuel reduction impacts on mixed-conifer forest carbon stocks in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forest Ecology and Management, 315, 30-42 .


Kerchner, C. D., & Keeton, W. S. (2014) California's regulatory forest carbon market: Viability for northeast landowners. Forest Policy and Economics .


Knapp, Eric E.; Skinner, Carl N.; North, Malcolm P.; Estes, Becky L. (2014) Long-term overstory and understory change following logging and fire exclusion in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 310: 903-914 .


Russell-Roy, E. T., Keeton, W. S., Pontius, J. A., & Kerchner, C. D. (2014) Rehabilitation forestry and carbon market access on high-graded northern hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 44(999), 614-627 .


Saah, D., Patterson, T., Buchholz, T., Ganz, D., Albert, D., & Rush, K. (2014) Modeling economic and carbon consequences of a shift to wood-based energy in a rural ‘cluster’; a network analysis in southeast Alaska. Ecological Economics, 107, 287-298 .


Dale Ellen Azaria, Austin Troy, Brian H Y Lee, Curtis Ventriss, Brian Voigt. (2013) The results of the modeling effort indicate that even in an area with low to moderate population growth, there is the potential to reduce vehicle miles of travel per person by as much as 25% from a business-as-usual scenario over a forty-year period.  Environment and Planning B. 40(5): 846-864.


Brandon M. Collins, Gary B. Roller. (2013) Landscape Ecology 28: 1801-1813.


Mark J. Ducey, John S. Gunn, and Andrew A. Whitman. (2013) Forests 4, no. 4 (2013): 1055-1086 .


Matthew D. Hurteau, Timothy A. Robards, Donald Stevens, David Saah, Malcolm North, and George W. Koch. (2014) Forest Ecology and Management 315: 30-42 .


J.S. Gunn, M.J. Ducey, and A.A. Whitman. (2013) Forest Ecology and Management 312: 40–46.


Jeanne Panek, David Saah, Annie Esperanza, Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Witold Fraczek, and Ricardo Cisneros. (2013) Environmental Pollution 182 (2013): 343-356


Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Anne Bartlett, and David Saah. (2013) Journal of Economic Geography 13, no. 4 (2013): 589-617


Hannah M. Cooper, Charles H. Fletcher, Qi Chen, and Matthew M. Barbee. (2013) Progress in Physical Geography


Matthew D. Hurteau, John B. Bradford, Peter Z. Fulé, Alan H. Taylor, Katherine L. Martin. (2013) Severe fire can be mitigated with fuels management including prescribed fire, thinning, and wildfire management, but new strategies are needed to ensure the effectiveness of treatments across landscapes. Forest Ecology and Management


Brandon M. Collins, Heather A. Kramer, Kurt Menning, Colin Dillingham, David Saah, Peter A. Stine, Scott L. Stephens. (2013) Forest Ecology and Management


Kent F. Kovacs, Robert G. Haight, Suhyun Jung, Dexter H. Locke, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne. (2013) Forest Ecology and Management


John Gunn, Blog Post Response to Biomass Magazine Editorial by Anna Simet featuring the comments of Kirk Cobb, an engineer from Superior Process Technologies, recycling an argument from 2010 about Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study (2013)


Todd Gartner, James Mulligan, Rowan Schmidt, John Gunn. (October 2013) World Resources Institute



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