Recent Journal Publications

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Journal Publications:

Sánchez Meador, A.J., Springer, J.D., Huffman, D.W., M.A. Bowker, and Crouse, J.E. 2017. Soil functional responses to ecological restoration treatments in frequent-fire forests of the western United States: A systematic review. Restoration Ecology, doi: 10.1111/rec.12535.

Erickson, C.C., and K.M. Waring. 2017. Old Pinus ponderosa growth responses to restoration treatments, climate and drought in a southwestern US landscape. Applied Vegetation Science, 17 (2014) 97–108

DeWald, L.E., and K.M. Kolanoski. 2017. Conserving genetic diversity in ecological restoration: a case study with ponderosa pine in northern Arizona, USA. New Forests. Online: DOI 10.1007/s11056-016-9565-1

Huffman, D.W., M.T. Stoddard, J.D. Springer, and J.E. Crouse. 2017. Understory responses to tree thinning and seeding indicate stability of degraded pinyon-juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management.

A. Mottek Lucas, Y.S. Kim, B. Greco, D.R. Becker, E.E. Hjerpe, and J. Abrams. 2017. The Social and Economic Contributions of the White Mountain Stewardship Project: Final 10-Year Assessment—Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Forest Management Initiatives. Journal of Forestry.

Huffman, D.W., A.J. Sánchez Meador, M.T. Stoddard, J.E. Crouse, and J.P. Roccaforte. 2017. Efficacy of resource objective wildfires for restoration of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests in northern ArizonaForest Ecology and Management,  389 (2017) 395-403

Strahan, R.T., A.J. Sánchez Meador, D.W. Huffman, and D.C. Laughlin. 2016. Shifts in community-level traits and functional diversity in a mixed conifer forest: a legacy of land-use change. Journal of Applied Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12737.

Strahan, R.T., Laughlin, D.C., Bakker, J.D., and Moore, M.M. 2015. Long-Term Protection from Heavy Livestock Grazing Affects Ponderosa Pine Understory Composition and Functional Traits. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68(3):257-265

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.

Schneider, E.E., A.J. Sanchez Meador, and W.W. Covington. 2016. Reference conditions and historical changes in an unharvested ponderosa pine stand on sedimentary soil. Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.12296

Rodman, K.C., A.J. Sánchez Meador, D.W. Huffman, and K.M. Waring. 2016. Reference conditions and historical fine-scale spatial dynamics in a southwestern mixed-conifer forest, Arizona, USA. Forest Science


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. 

Laughlin, D.C., R.T. Strahan, D.W. Huffman, and A.J. Sánchez Meador. 2016. Using trait-based ecology to restore resilient ecosystems: historical conditions and the future of montane forests in western North America. Restoration Ecology, doi: 10.1111/rec.12342

Yarborough, R.F., J.A. Gist, C.D. Loberger, and S.S. Rosenstock. 2015. Habitat use by Abert's squirrels (Sciurus aberti) in managed forests. The Southwestern Naturalist, 60(2-3):166-170.

Huffman, D.W., J.D. Springer, and W.W. Chancellor. 2015. Long-term Herbivore Exclusion for Recovery of Buckbrush (Ceanothus fendleri ) Populations During Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forests in Northern Arizona. Ecological Restoration. Vol. 33, No. 3.

Taylor, M.H., A.J. Sánchez Meador, Y.S. Kim, K. Rollins, and H. Will. 2015. The Economics of Ecological Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystem.Forest Science,

Stoddard, M.T., A.J. Sánchez Meador, P.Z. Fulé, and J.E. Korb. 2015. Five-year post-restoration conditions and simulated climate change trajectories in a warm/dry mixed-conifer forest, southwestern Colorado, USA.Forest Ecology and Management,

Ouzts, J, T. Kolb, D.W. Huffman, A.J. Sanchez Meador. 2015. Post-fire ponderosa pine regeneration with and without planting in Arizona and New Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management , 

 Strahan, R.T., M.T. Stoddard, J.D. Springer, and D.W. Huffman. 2015. Increasing weight of evidence that thinning and burning treatments help restore understory plant communities in ponderosa pine forests.Forest Ecology and Management 353:208-220.

Taylor, M.H., A.J. Sánchez Meador, Y.S. Kim, K. Rollins, and H. Will. 2015. TheEconomics of Ecological Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments inthe Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystem.Forest Science,


Tuten, M.C., Sánchez Meador, A.J. and P.Z. Fulé. 2015. Ecological restoration and fine-scale structural regulation in Southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 348: 57-67. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.03.032

Huffman, D.W., T.J. Zegler, and P.Z. Fulé. 2015. Fire history of a mixed conifer forest on the Mogollon Rim, northern Arizona, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire,

Egan, D., M. Stoddard, and A. Formanack. 2015. Ecological and social implications of employing diameter caps at a collaborative forest restoration project near Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Forest Policy and Economics,

Sánchez Meador, A.J., K.M. Waring, and E.L. Kalies. 2015. Implications of diameter caps on multiple forest resource responses in the context of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative: Results from the Forest Vegetation Simulator.Journal of Forestry, 113:

Roccaforte, J.P., D.W. Huffman, P.Z. Fulé, W.W. Covington, W.W. Chancellor, M.T. Stoddard, and J.E. Crouse. 2015. Forest Structure and fuels dynamics following ponderosa pine restoration treatments, White Mountains, Arizona, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 337 (2015) 174-185

Ha, W., T.E. Kolb, A.E. Springer, S. Dore, F.C. O'Donnell, R.M. Morales, S. Masek Lopez, G.W. Koch. 2014. Evapotranspiration comparisons between eddy covariance measurements and meteorological and remote-sensing-based models in disturbed ponderosa pine forests. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1586

Robles, M.D., R.M. Marshall, F. O’Donnell, E.B. Smith, J.A. Haney. 2014. Effects of climate variability and accelerated forest thinning on watershed-scale runoff in southwestern USA ponderosa pine forests. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111092

Azpeleta Tarancόn, A., P.Z. Fulé, K.L. Shive, C.H. Sieg, A.J. Sánchez Meador, and B. Strom. 2014. Simulating post-wildfire forest trajectories under alternative climate and management scenarios.Ecological Applications, 24(7), 1626–1637

Waltz, A.E.M., M.T. Stoddard, E.L. Kalies, J.D. Springer, D.W. Huffman, and A.J. Sánchez Meador. 2014. Effectiveness of fuel reduction treatments: Assessing metrics of forest resiliency and wildfire severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ. Forest Ecology and Management, 334 (2014) 43–52

Abella, S.R. and J.D. Springer. 2014. Effects of tree cutting and fire on understory vegetation of mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management,

Ireland, K.B., M.M. Moore, P.Z. Fulé, T.J. Zegler, R.E. Keane. 2014. Slow lifelong growth predisposes Populus tremuloides trees to mortality.Oecologia, doi: 10.1007/s0042-014-2951-5.

Peppin, D.L., A.L. Mottek-Lucas, and P.Z. Fule. 2014. Post-fire seeding in western United States forests: perspectives of resource managers. Fire Ecology 10:31–42.

Kurth, V.J, S.C. Hart, C.S. Ross, J.P. Kaye, and P.Z. Fulé. 2014. Stand-replacing wildfires increase nitrification for decades in southwestern ponderosa pine forests.Oecologia DOI:10.1007/s00442-014-2906

Mueller, J.M. 2014. Estimating willingness to pay for watershed restoration in Flagstaff, Arizona using dichotomous-choice contingent valuation.Forestry, 87(2): 327-333.

Horncastle, V.J., R.F. Yarborough, B.G. Dickson, S.S. Rosenstock. 2013. Summer habitat use by adult female mule deer in a restoration-treated ponderosa pine forest. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(4):707­713

Mueller, J.M., W. Swaffar, E.A. Nielsen, A.E. Springer, and S. Masek Lopez. 2013. Estimating the value of watershed services following forest restoration. Water Resources Research 49:1-9.

Shive, K.L., C.H. Sieg, and P.Z. Fulé. 2013. Pre-wildfire management treatments interact with fire severity to have lasting effects on post-wildfire vegetation response. Forest Ecology and Management 297:75–83

Stevens-Rumann, C., K.L. Shive, P.Z. Fulé and C.H. Seig. 2013. Pre-wildfire fuel reduction treatments result in more resilient forest structure a decade after wildfire. International Journal of Wildand Fire

Abella, S.R., C.W. Denton, R.W. Steinke, and D.G. Brewer. 2013. Soil development in vegetation patches of Pinus ponderosa forests: interface with restoration thinning and carbon storage. Forest Ecology and Management 310:632-642.

Korb, J.E., P.Z. Fulé, and R. Wu. 2013. Variability of Warm/dry Mixed Conifer Forests in Southwestern Colorado, USA: Implications for ecological restoration. Forest Ecology and Management 304:182-191.

Kalies, E.L. and S.S. Rosenstock. 2013. Stand Structure and Breeding Birds: Implications for Restoring Ponderosa Pine Forests. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1157-1165.

Wu, T. and Y.-S. Kim. 2013. Pricing Ecosystem Resilience in Frequent-fire Ponderosa Pine Forests. Forest Policy and Economics 27: 8-12.

Kurth, V.J., N. Fransioli, P.Z. Fule, S.C. Hart, and C.A. Gehring. 2013. Stand-replacing Wildfires Alter the Community Structure of Wood-inhabiting Fungi in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests of the USA. Fungal Ecology 6:192-204.

Ramstead, K.M., J. A. Allen, and A.E. Springer. 2012. Have Wet Meadow Restoration Projects in the Southwestern U.S. Been Effective in Restoring Geomorphology, Hydrology, Soils, and Plant Species Composition? Environmental Evidence 1:11.

 Abella, S.R. and J.D. Springer. 2012. Soil seed banks in a mature coniferous forest landscape: dominance of native perennials and low spatial variability. Seed Science Research, 22, pp 207-217. doi:10.1017/S0960258512000074.

Springer, J.D., P.Z. Fulé, and D.W. Huffman. 2012. Long-term Responses of Penstemon clutei (Sunset Crater Beardtongue) to Root Trenching and Prescribed Fire: Clues for Population PresistenceCalochortiana 1:164-171.

Springer, J.D., M.T. Stoddard, D.C. Laughlin, D.L. Crisp, and B.G. Phillips. 2012. Ecology of Rusby's Milkvetch (Astragalus rusbyi), a Rare Endemic of Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine ForestsCalochortiana 1:157-163.

Huffman, D.W., M.T. Stoddard, J.D. Springer, J.E. Crouse, and W.W. Chancellor. 2013. Understory Plant Community Responses to Hazardous Fuels Reduction Treatments in Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of Arizona, USAForest Ecology and Management 289:478-488.

Kalies, E.L., and W.W. Covington. 2012. Small Mammal Community Maintains Stability Through Compensatory Dynamics After Restoration of a Ponderosa Pine ForestEcosphere 3(9):Article 78, 1-11.

McGlone, C.M., M.T. Stoddard, J.D. Springer, M.L Daniels, P.Z. Fulé and W.W. Covington. 2012. Nonnative Species Influence Vegetative Response to Ecological Restoration: Two Forests with Divergent Restoration OutcomesForest Ecology and Management 285:195-203.

Zegler, T.J., M.M. Moore, M.L. Fairweather, K.B. Ireland, and P.Z. Fulé. 2012. Populus Tremuloides Mortality Near the Southwestern Edge of its RangeForest Ecology and Management 282:196-207.

Abella, S.R., and J.D. Springer. 2012. Soil Seed Banks in a Mature Coniferous Forest Landscape: Dominance of Native Perennials and Low Spatial VariabilitySeed Science Research 22:207-217.

Barrett, K.J., E.L. Kalies, and C.L. Chambers. 2012. Predator Occupancy Rates in a Thinned Ponderosa Pine Forest, Arizona: A Pilot StudyWildlife Society Bulletin 36(2):232-239.

Abella, S.R., J.C. Hurja, D.J. Merkler, C.W. Denton, and D. Brewer. 2012.  Overstory-Understory Relationships along Forest Type and Environmental Gradients in the Spring Mountains of Southern Nevada, USAFolio Geobot 47:119-134.

Huffman, D.W., J.E. Crouse, W.W. Chancellor, and P.Z. Fulé. 2012. Influence of Time Since Fire on Pinyon-Juniper Woodland StructureForest Ecology and Management 274:29-37.

Abella, S.A., E.C. Engel, J.D. Springer, and W.W. Covington. 2012. Relationships of Exotic Plant Communities with Native Vegetation, Environmental Factors, Disturbance, and Landscape Ecosystems of Pinus Ponderosa Forests, USAForest Ecology and Management 271:65-74.

Roccaforte, J.P., P.Z. Fulé, W.W. Chancellor, and D.C. Laughlin.  2012. Woody Debris and Tree Regeneration Dynamics Following Severe Wildfires in Arizona Ponderosa Pine ForestsCanadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 593-604.

Kalies, E.L., B.G. Dickson, C.L. Chambers, and W.W. Covington. 2012. Community Occupancy Responses of Small Mammals to Restoration Treatments in Ponderosa Pine Forests, Northern Arizona, USAEcological Applications 22(1):204–217.

Fulé, P.Z., J.E. Crouse, J.P. Roccaforte, and E.L. Kalies. 2012. Do Thinning and/or Burning Treatments in Western USA Ponderosa or Jeffrey Pine - Dominated Forests Help Restore Natural Fire BehaviorForest Ecology and Management 269:68-81.