Recent ERI Publications

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Kalies, E.L. and L.L. Yocom Kent. 2016. Are fuel treatments effective at achieving ecological and social objectives? A systematic review.Forest Ecology and Management (375): 84-95.

Kalies, E.L., K.A. Haubensak, and A.J. Finkral.  2016.  A meta-analysis of management effects on forest ecosystem carbon.  Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

Hjerpe, E., Y.S. Kim, and L. Dunn. 2016. Forest density preferences of homebuyers in the wildland-urban interface.Forest Policy and Economics, 70 (2016) 56-66

Rodman, K.C., A.J. Sanchez Meador, D.W. Huffman, and K.M. Waring. 2016. Reference conditions and historical fine-scale spatial dynamics in a dry mixed-conifer forest, Arizona, USA.Forest Science, 62(3):268–280.

Evans, A. 2016. 2015 Wildfire Season: An Overview, Southwestern U.S. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 13 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2015. ERI 2016 Spring Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 12p.

Vosick, D. 2016. Democratizing Federal Forest Management Through Public Participation and Collaboration. Arizona State Law Journal, 48, 93-109.

Covington, W.W., and D. Vosick. 2016. Restoring the Sustainability of Frequent-Fire Forests of the Rocky Mountain West. Arizona State Law Journal, 48, 11-33. 

Roccaforte, J.P. 2016. Evaluating treatment effectiveness following the 2014 San Juan Fire, White Mountains, Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Sánchez Meador, A.J. 2016. Reference Conditions and Historical Changes in an Unharvested Ponderosa Pine Stand on Sedimentary Soil. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Taylor, M.H., and A.J. Sanchez Meador. 2016. The Economics of Ecological Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments in Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystem. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Strahan, R.T. 2016. Increasing Evidence That Thinning and Burning Treatments Help Restore Understory Plant Communities in Ponderosa Pine Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Stoddard, M.T. 2016. Five-Year Post-Restoration Conditions and Simulated Climate Change Trajectories in a Warm/Dry Mixed-Conifer Forest, Southwestern Colorado, USA. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.
Wasserman, T.N. 2015. Wildlife and Fire: Impacts of Wildfire and Prescribed Fire on Wildlife and Habitats in Southwestern Coniferous Forests. ERI Working Paper No. 36. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 9 p.

Huffman, D.W. 2015. Long-term Herbivore Exclusion for Recovery of Buckbrush Populations During Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forests in Northern Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Kim, Y.S., Lucas, A.M. 2015. 2013–2014 White Mountain Stewardship Project Economic Assessment.  Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 38 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2015. ERI 2015 Fall Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 12p.

Swetnam, T. and D. Falk. 2015. Carbon Cycling in Southwestern Forests: Reservoirs, Fluxes, and the Effects of Fire and Management. ERI Working Paper #35. Flagstaff, AZ: Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 15 p.
Mottek Lucas, A. 2015. Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project: Creating Solutions through Community Partnerships. ERI White Paper—Issues in Forest Restoration. Flagstaff, AZ: Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 28 p.

Bryant, T. 2015. Implications of Diameter Caps on Multiple Forest Resource Responses in the Context of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Stoddard, M. 2015. Ecological and Social Implications of Employing Diameter Caps at a Collaborative Forest Restoration Project Near Flagstaff, Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Kent, L.Y. 2015. Climate Change and Fire in the Southwest. ERI Working Paper No. 34. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 6 p.

Egan, D. 2015. The 2012 Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery Plan Guidelines for Forest Restoration in the American Southwest. ERI Working Paper No. 33. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 11 p.

Esch, B.E. 2015. Fact Sheet: Administrative Support in Collaborative Forest Restoration. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.
Huffman, D.W. 2015. Fire History of a Mixed Conifer Forest on the Mogollon Rim, Northern Arizona, USA. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.
Ecological Restoration Institute. 2015. ERI Spring 2015 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 11p.

Roccaforte, J.P. 2015. Forest Structure and Fuel Dynamics Following Ponderosa Pine Treatments, White Mountains, Arizona, USA. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Waltz, A.E.M. 2014. Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Treatments: Assessing Metrics of Forest Resiliency and Wildfire Severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Sensibaugh, M., W.W. Chancellor, J.E. Crouse, D.W. Huffman, J.D. Springer, and A.E.M. Waltz. 2015. White Mountain Stewardship Program Monitoring Report. Special report to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, USDA Forest Service, Region 3. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 28 p.

 Brown, S.J. 2015. Administrative and Legal Review Opportunities for Collaborative Groups. ERI White Paper—Issues in Forest Restoration. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University and the Western Environmental Law Center. 12 p.

Waltz, A.E.M. 2014. Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Treatments: Assessing Metrics of Forest Resiliency and Wildfire Severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2014. ERI November 2014 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 13p.

Kent, L.Y. 2014. An Evaluation of Fire Regime Reconstruction Methods.ERI Working Paper No. 32. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 15 p.

Abella, S.R., Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Effects of Tree Cutting and Fire on Understory Vegetation in Mixed Conifer Forests. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Ha, W., S. Masek Lopez, and A. Springer. 2014. Fact Sheet: Field Considerations for Measuring Evapotranspiration with the Eddy Covariance Method. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 4 p.

Roccaforte, J.P. 2014. Fact Sheet: Planting to restore ponderosa pine sites burned by high-severity fire. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 4 p.

Greco, B. and M. Sensibaugh. 2014. Rapid Assessment Report: Upper Rocky Arroyo Restoration Project, Lakeside Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 34 p.

Gaylord. M.L. 2014. Working Paper 31: Climate Change Impacts on Bark Beetle Outbreaks and the Impact of Outbreaks on Subsequent Fires. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 7 p.

Fule. P.Z. 2014. Fact Sheet: Unsupported inferences of high-severity fire in historical dry forests of the western United States: response to Williams and Baker. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Egan, D. and E.A. Nielsen. 2014. The History of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative: 1980s–2010. ERI White Papers: Issues in Forest Restoration. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 27 p.

Ouzts, J.R., and T.E. Kolb. 2014. Fact Sheet: Genetic Considerations for Restoring Forests of the Southwest After Severe Disturbance. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 4 p.

Gaylord, M.L. 2014. Impact of Forest Restoration Treatments on Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Tree Resistance to Bark Beetles. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 16 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2014. ERI Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 15p.

Rodman, K., and Sánchez Meador, A.J. 2014. Fact Sheet: Characterizing Spatial Reference Conditions in Southwestern Warm/Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

O’Donnell, F. 2014. Fact Sheet: Estimating the Effect of Forest Restoration on Water Resources in Northern Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p.

Stempniewicz, V. 2014. Fact Sheet: Sediment Yield After Severe Wildfire. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p

Kalies. E.L. 2014. Fact Sheet: What Are the Consequences of Cutting Old Ponderosa Pine Trees? A Systematic Review. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

Sensibaugh, M., and D.W. Huffman. 2014. Fact Sheet: Managing Naturally Ignited Wildland Fire to Meet Fuel Reduction and Restoration Goals in Frequent-Fire Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

Gaylord, M.L. 2014. Working Paper 30. Impact of Forest Restoration Treatments on Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Tree Resistance to Bark Beetles. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 16 p.

Lucas, A.M., Y.S. Kim, E.J. Davis, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, T. Bilek. 2014. Fact Sheet: The Impacts of the Woody Biomass Utilization Program in Eastern Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p.

Kalies, E.L. 2014. Fact Sheet: Stand Structure and Breeding Birds: Implications for Restoring Ponderosa Pine Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Soil Seed Banks in a Mature Coniferous Forest Landscape: Dominance of Native Perennials and Low Spatial Variability. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Long-Term Responses of Penstemon Clutei (Sunset Crater beardtongue) to Root Trenching and Prescribed Fire: Clues for Population Resistance. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Ecology of Rusby’s Milkvetch (Astragulus rusbyi), a Rare Endemic of Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Evans, A.M. 2014. 2013 Wildfire Season: An Overview, Southwestern U.S. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 12 p.

Yarborough, R.F. 2014. Fact Sheet: Summer Habitat Use by Adult Female Mule Deer in a Restoration-Treated Ponderosa Pine Forest. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Post-Wildfire Restoration of Structure, Composition, and Function in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine and Warm-Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.