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Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Lab Research


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Meddens, A.J.H., Vierling, L.A., Eitel, J.U.H., Jennewein, J.S., White, J.C., & Wulder, M.A. (2018). Developing 5m resolution canopy height and digital terrain models from WorldView and ArcticDEM data. Remote Sensing of Environment 218, 174–188.
  2. Meddens, A.J.H., Kolden, C.A., Lutz, J.A., Smith, A.M.S., Cansler, C.A., Abatzoglou, J.T., Meigs, G.W., Downing.W., & Krawchuk, M.A. (in press). Fire refugia: What are they and why do they matter for global change? Bioscience.
  3. Meddens, A.J.H., Kolden, C.A., Lutz J.A., Abatzoglou J.T. and Hudak A.T. (2018). Spatial and temporal patterns of unburned areas within fire perimeters in the northwestern United States from 1984 to 2014, Ecosphere 9, Article e02029, DOI: e02029.02010.01002.
  4. Kautz, M., Anthoni, P., Meddens, A.J.H., Pugh T.A.M., and Arneth, A. (2018). Simulating the recent impacts of multiple biotic disturbances on forest carbon cycling across the United States. Global Change Biology 24, 2079–2092,
  5. Bright, B.C., Hudak, A.T., Meddens, A.J.H., Hawbaker, T., Briggs, J., & Kennedy, R. (2017). Prediction of Forest Canopy and Surface Fuels from Lidar and Satellite Time Series Data in a Bark Beetle-Affected Forest. Forests, 8, 322.
  6. Berner, L.T., Law, B.E., Meddens, A.J.H., & Hicke, J.A. (2017). Tree mortality from fires, bark beetles, and timber harvest during a hot and dry decade in the western United States (2003–2012). Environmental Research Letters, 12, 065005, 069326/aa065006f065094.
  7. Baker, E. Painter, T.H., Schneider D., Meddens A.J.H., Hicke, J.A., and Molotch, N.P. (2017). Quantifying insect-related forest mortality with the remote sensing of snow. Remote Sensing of Environment, 188, 26-36.
  8. Kautz, M., Meddens, A.J.H., Hall, R.J., and Arneth, A. (2017). Biotic disturbances in Northern Hemisphere forests–a synthesis of recent data, uncertainties and implications for forest monitoring and modelling. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, 533-552
  9. Meddens, A.J.H., Kolden, C.A., and Lutz, J.A. (2016). Detecting unburned areas within wildfire perimeters using Landsat and ancillary data across the northwestern United States. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 275-285.
  10. Meddens, A.J.H., Hicke, J.A. and Jacobs, B.F. (2016). Characterizing the response of piñon-juniper woodlands to mechanical restoration using high-resolution satellite imagery. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 69, 215-223.
  11. Hicke, J. A., Meddens A.J.H., Allen C.D., and Kolden C.A. (2016). Recent tree mortality in the western United States from bark beetles and forest fires. Forest Science, 62(2), 141-153.
  12. Biederman, J.A., Somor, A.J., Harpold, A.A., Gutmann, E., Breshears, D.D., Troch, P.A., Gochis, D.J., Scott, R.L., Meddens, A.J.H., and Brooks, P.D. (2015). Tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies. Water Resources Research, 51, 9775-9789.
  13. Meddens, A.J.H., Hicke, J.A., Macalady, A.K., Buotte, P.C., and Cowles, T.R., (2015). Patterns and causes of recent observed piñon pine mortality in the southwestern United States. New Phytologist, 206, 91-97.
  14. Klos, P.Z., Abatzoglou, J.T., Bean, A., Blades, J., Clark, M.A., Dodd, M., Hall, T.E., Haruch, A., Higuera, P.E., Holbrook, J.D., Jansen, V.S., Kemp, K., Lankford, A., Link, T.E., Magney, T., Meddens, A.J.H., Mitchell, L., Moore, B., Morgan, P., Newingham, B.A., Niemeyer, R.J., Soderquist, B., Suazo, A.A., Vierling, K.T., Walden, V., and Walsh, C. (2015). Indicators of Climate Change in Idaho: An Assessment Framework for Coupling Biophysical Change and Social Perception. Weather, Climate, and Society, 7, 238-254
  15. Chen, F., Zhang, G., Barlage, M., Zhang, Y., Hicke, J.A., Meddens, A.J.H., Zhou, G., Massman, W.J., and Frank, J., (2015). An observational and modeling study of impacts of bark beetlecaused tree mortality on surface energy and hydrological cycles. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 744–761. 3
  16. McDowell, N.G., Coops, N.C., Beck, P., Chambers, J.Q., Gangodagamage, C., Hicke, J.A., Huang, C., Kennedy, R., Krofcheck, D., Litvak, M., Meddens, A.J.H., Muss, J., Negrón-Juarez, R., Peng, C.H., Schwantes, A., Swenson, J.J., Vernon, L., Williams, P.A., Xu, C.G., Zhao, M., Running, S., and Allen, C.D. (2015). Global satellite monitoring of climate-induced vegetation disturbances. Trends in Plant Science, DOI: 2014.10.008.
  17. Bright, B.C., Hudak, A.T., Kennedy, R.E., and Meddens, A.J.H. (2014). Landsat Time Series and Lidar as Predictors of Live and Dead Basal Area Across Five Bark Beetle-Affected Forests. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (7): 3440- 3452.
  18. Meddens, A.J.H. and Hicke, J.A. (2014). Spatial and temporal patterns of Landsat-based detection of tree mortality caused by a mountain pine beetle outbreak in Colorado, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 322: 78-88.
  19. Hicke, J.A., Meddens, A.J.H., Allen, C.D., and Kolden, C.A. (2013). Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in the western United States. Environmental Research Letters (8), 035032 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035032.
  20. Bright, B.C., Hicke, J.A., and Meddens, A.J.H. (2013). Effects of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on biogeochemical and biogeophysical MODIS products. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118, 1–9, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20078
  21. Meddens, A.J.H., Hicke, J.A., Vierling, L.A., and Hudak, A.T. (2013). Evaluating methods to detect bark beetle-caused tree mortality using single-date and multi-date Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, (132), 49-58.
  22. Berg, A.R., Heald, C.L., Huff Hartz, K.E., Hallar, A.G., Meddens, A.J.H., Hicke, J.A., Lamarque, J.F., and Tilmes, S. (2013). The impact of bark beetle infestations on monoterpene emissions and secondary organic aerosol formation in western North America. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3149-3161.
  23. Meddens, A.J.H., J.A. Hicke, and C.A. Ferguson (2012). Spatiotemporal patterns of observed bark beetle-caused tree mortality in British Columbia and the western United States. Ecological Applications, 22(7) 1876-1891.
  24. Edburg, S.L., Hicke, J.A., Brooks, P.D., Pendall, E.G., Ewers B.E., Norton, U., Gochis, D., Gutmann, E.D., and Meddens, A.J.H. (2012). Cascading impacts of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on coupled biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10, 416-424.
  25. Goetz, S.J., Bond-Lamberty, B., Harmon, M., Hicke, J.A., Houghton, R.A., Huang, C., Law, B., McNulty, S., Meddens, A.J.H., Mildrexler D., O‘Halloran, T., Pfeifer, E.M., and Kasischke, E.S. (2012). Observations and assessment of forest carbon recovery following disturbance in North America. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, Vol. 117, G02022, doi:10.1029/2011JG001733.
  26. Meddens, A.J.H., Hicke, J.A., and Vierling, L.A. (2011). Evaluating the potential of multispectral imagery to map multiple stages of tree mortality. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1632- 1642.
  27. Pfeifer, E.M., Hicke, J.A., and Meddens, A.J.H. (2011). Observations and modeling of aboveground tree carbon stocks and fluxes following a bark beetle outbreak in the western United States. Global Change Biology, 17, 339-350. 4
  28. Meddens, A.J.H., Hudak, A.T., Evans, J.S., Gould, W.A., and Gonzalez, G. (2008). Characterizing forest fragments in boreal, temperate, and tropical ecosystems. Ambio, 37, 569-576.