2013 and in press Publications from WildFIRE PIRE team:


2012 Publications from WildFIRE PIRE team:

  • Iglesias V., Whitlock C., Bianchi M.M., Villarosa G., Outes V. in press. Holocene climate variability and environmental history at the Patagonian forest/steppe ecotone: Lago Mosquito (49 29'37.89"S, 71 24'14.57"W) and Laguna del Cóndor (42 20'47.22"S, 71 17'07.62"W). The Holocene. DOI 10.1177/0959683611427330. [pdf]
  • Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C., and Meltzer, D. 2012. Last glacial-interglacial environments in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA and implications for Younger Dryas-age human occupation. Quaternary Research 77, 96-103. 
  • Clark, P.U., Shakun, J.D., Baker, P.A., Bartlein, P.J., Brewer, S., Brook, E.J., Carlson, A.E., Cheng, H., Kaufman, D.S., Liu, Z., Marchitto, T.M., Mix, A.C., Morrill, C.,Otto-Bliesner, B., Pahnke, K., Russell, J.M., Whitlock, C., Adkins, J.F., Blois, J.L., Clark, J., Colman, S.C., Curry, W.B., Flower, B.P., He, F., Johnson, T.C., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Markgraf, V., McManus, J.F., Mitrovica, J.X., Moreno, P.I., 
  • DeFrance, S. 2013.  WildFIRE PIRE experience in New Zealand.  International Timber Council annual meeting, June 2013, Keshena, Wisconsin (Poster). 
  • Dunnette, P. V., and P. E. Higuera. 2012. Long-term interactions among climate, fire, and biogeochemical cycling in a Rocky Mountain subalpine watershed. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR. (Poster).
  • Fixico, L. 2013.  WildFIRE PIRE experience in Tasmania.  International Timber Council annual meeting, June 2013, Keshena, Wisconsin (Poster). 
  • Williams, J.W. 2012. Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, DOI 10.1073/pnas.1116619109. 
  • Higuera, P. E., J. T. Abatzoglou, J. S. Littell, and P. Morgan. 2013. The changing nature of fire-climate relationships in the U.S. Northern Rockies, 1902-2008. VII Southern Connection Congress, Dunedin, New Zealand. (Talk)
  • Iglesias, V., Whitlock, C. in review. Climate-vegetation-fire linkages at local to regional scales along the Patagonian forest/steppe ecotone (41 – 43°S). Ecological Monographs.
  • Iglesias, V., Whitlock, C., Bianchi, M. M., Villarosa, G., and Outes, V. 2012. Climatic and local controls of long-term vegetation dynamics in Northern Patagonia (lat 41o S).  Quaternary Research 78, 502-512. 
  • Iglesias, V., Whitlock, C., Bianchi, M., Villarosa, G., Outes, V. 2012. Holocene climate variability and environmental history at the Patagonian forest/steppe ecotone: Lago Mosquito (42.50°S, 71.40°W) and Laguna del Cóndor (42.20°S, 71.17°W). The Holocene 22, 1254-1264. 
  • Iglesias, V. 2013. Holocene climate-vegetation-fire linkages along the Patagonian forest/steppe ecotone. Ph.D. Dissertation in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Montana State University, 532 p.
  • Krause, T.R, and Whitlock, C. 2013. Climate and vegetation change during the late-glacial/early Holocene transition inferred from multiple proxy records from Blacktail Pond, Yellowstone National Park, USA.  Quaternary Research. 
  • Markgraf, V., Iglesias, V.I., Whitlock, C.  2013. Late and postglacial vegetation and fire history from Cordon Serrucho Norte.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 
  • McWethy, D.B., Higuera, P.E., Whitlock, C., Veblen, T.T., Bowman, D.M.J.S., Cary, G.J., Haberle, S.G., Keane, R.E., Maxwell, B.D., McGlone, M.S., Perry, G.L.W., Wilmshurst, J.M., Holz, A. & Tepley, A.J. (2013) A conceptual framework for predicting temperate ecosystem sensitivity to human impacts on fire regimes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12038. 
  • McWethy D.B., Cross, W.F., Baxter, C.V., Whitlock, C., Gresswell, R.E. 2013. Natural Disturbance Dynamics – Shaping the Yellowstone Landscape. In White, P.J., R.A. Garrott and G.E. Plumb. editors. “Yellowstone’s Wildlife in Transition”. Harvard University Press. 
  • Mumma, S.A., Whitlock, C., and Pierce, K.P. 2012. A 28,000-year history of vegetation and climate from Lower Red Rock Lake, Centennial Valley, southwestern Montana, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 326-328: 30-41.  
  • Paritsis, J., A. Holz, T.T. Veblen, T. Kitzberger. Habitat distribution modeling reveals vegetation flammability and land use as drivers of wildfire in SW Patagonia. Ecosphere Vol. 4, no. 5 (May 2013), article 53, 1-20. 
  • Perry, G.L.W., Wilmshurst, J.M., McGlone, M.S., McWethy, D.B., Whitlock, C. 2012. Explaining fire-driven landscape transformation during the Initial Burning Period of New Zealand’s prehistory.  Global Change Biology 18:1609-1621. 
  • Taylor K, Brummer T, Rew LJ, Lavin M and Maxwell BD. (2013) Climate drives Bromus tectorum positive feedback with fire. Ecology  (In review). 
    Whitlock, C., Dean, W.E., Fritz, S.C., Stevens, L.R., Stone, J.R., Power, M.J., Rosenbaum, J.R., Pierce, K.L., and Bracht-Flyr, B.B. 2012. Holocene seasonal variability inferred from multiple proxy records from Crevice Lake, Yellowstone National Park, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 331-332: 90-103. 

 2011 Publications from WildFIRE PIRE team:

  • Bigler, C. and Veblen, T.T.  2011. Changes in litter and dead wood loads following tree death beneath subalpine conifer species in northern Colorado. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 331-340. [pdf]
  • Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C., Skinner, C.N., and Mohr, J. Postglacial forest development on different substrates in the Klamath Mountains, northern California, USA. Ecology 92: 590-601. [pdf]
  • Higuera, P.E., Whitlock, C. and Gage, J. 2011. Linking tree-ring and sediment-charcoal records to reconstruct fire occurrence and area burned in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A. The Holocene 21: 327-341. [pdf]
  • Holz, A., and Veblen, T.T.  2011. Variability in the Southern Annular Mode determines wildfire activity in Patagonia. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L14710, doi:10.1029/2011GL047674. [pdf]
  • Kelly, R.F., Higuera, P.E., Barrett, C.M., and Hu, F.S. 2011. A signal-to-noise index to quantify the potential for peak detection in sediment-charcoal records. Quaternary Research 75: 11-17.
  • Paritsis, J. and Veblen, T.T.  2011. Dendroecological analysis of defoliator outbreaks on Nothofagus pumilio and their relation to climate variability in the Patagonian Andes.  Global Change Biology 17: 239-253. [pdf]
  • Paritsis, J., Veblen, T.T., Smith, J.M.  2011. Spatial prediction of caterpillar (Ormiscodes) defoliation in Patagonian Nothofagus forests. Landscape Ecology 26: 791-803. [pdf]
  • Platt, R.V., Schoennagel, T., Veblen, T.T.,  Sherriff, R.L.  2011. Modeling wildfire potential in residential parcels: A case study of the north-central Colorado Front Range. Landscape and Urban Planning 102: 117– 126. [pdf]
  • Raffaele, E, Veblen, T.T., Blackhall, M. and Tercero-Bucardo, N.  2011. Synergistic influences of introduced herbivores and fire on vegetation change in northern Patagonia, Argentina.  Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 59-71. [pdf]
  • Schoennagel, T., Sherriff, R.L. and Veblen, T.T.  2011. Fire history and tree recruitment in the upper montane zone of the Colorado Front Range: implications for forest restoration.  Ecological Applications 21: 2210-2222. [pdf]
  • Veblen, T.T., Holz, A.H.,  Paritsis, J., Raffaele, E.,  Kitzberger, T. and Blackhall, M.  2011. Adapting to global environmental change in Patagonia: What role for disturbance ecology?  Austral Ecology. Online. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02236.x [pdf]
  • Whitlock, C., Briles, C.E., Fernandez, M.C., and Gage, J. Holocene vegetation, fire, and climate history of the Sawtooth Range, central Idaho, USA. Quaternary Research 75: 114-124. [pdf]
2010 Publications from WildFIRE PIRE team:
  • González, M.E., Veblen, T.T. and Sibold, J.S. 2010. Influence of fire severity on stand development of Araucaria araucana-Nothofagus pumilio stands in the Andean cordillera of south-central Chile. Austral Ecology 35:597-615. [pdf]
  • Higuera, P., Whitlock, C. and Gage, J. 2010. Fire history and climate-fire linkages in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., 1240-1975 AD.  The Holocene, DOI: 10.1177/0959683610374882.
  • Higuera, P.E., Gavin, D.G., Bartlein, P.J. and Hallett, D.J. 2010. Peak detection in sediment-charcoal records: impacts of alternative data analysis methods on fire-history interpretations. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 996-1014. [pdf]
  • Hu, F.S., Higuera, P.E., Walsh,J.E., Chapman, W.L., Duffy,P.A., Brubaker, L.B. and Chipman, M.L. 2010. Tundra burning in Alaska: linkages to climatic change and sea-ice retreat. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 15, G04002, doi:10.1028/2009JG001270. [pdf]
  • Keith, R.P., Veblen, T.T., Schoennagel, T.L. and R.L. Sheriff. 2010. Understory vegetation indicates historic fire regimes in ponderosa pine-dominated ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range.  Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 488-499. [pdf]
  • McWethy, D.B., Gray, S.T., Higuera, P.E., Littell, J.S., Pederson, G.T., Ray, A.J. and Whitlock, C. 2010. Climate and terrestrial ecosystem change in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and Upper Columbia Basin: Historical and future perspectives for natural resource management. Natural Resource Report NPS/GRYN/NRR—2010/260. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. [pdf]
  • McWethy, D., Whitlock, C., Wilmshurst, J.M., McGlone, M.S., Fromont, M., Li, X., Dieffenbacher-Krall, A., Hobbs, W.O., Fritz, S.C. and Cook, E.R.  2010. Rapid landscape transformation in South Island, New Zealand following initial Polynesian settlement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:21343-21348 [pdf]
  • Olliff, T., Plumb, G., Kershner, J., Whitlock, C., Hansen, A., Cross, M. and Bishcke, S. 2010. A Science Agenda for the Greater Yellowstone Area.  Yellowstone Science 18, 14-22. [pdf]
  • Paritsis, J., Elgueta, M, Quintero, C. and Veblen, T.T. 2010. Nothofagus pumilio (Poepp. et Endl.) Krasser. (Fagales: Nothofagaceae), a New Host for the Defoliator Ormiscodes amphinome (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Neotropical Entomology (in press).
  • Veblen, T.T.  2010. Disturbance and vegetation dynamics in the southern Andean region of Chile and Argentina.  Pages 167-185 in: R.H. Webb, R. Turner, and D. Boyer (eds).  Repeat Photography: Methods and Applications in the Natural Sciences.  Island Press.
  • Veblen, T.T. 2010. Wildfire risk and hazard in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Pages 383-387 in: M. Stoffel, M. Bollschweiler, D. R. Butler, B. H. Luckman (eds). Tree-Ring Reconstruction in Natural Hazards Research. Springer-Verlag.
  • Walsh, M.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein, P.J. 2010. 1200 years of fire and vegetation history in the Willamette Valley, Oregon and Washington.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 273-289. [pdf]
  • Walsh, M.K., Pearl, C.A., Whitlock, C., Bartlein, P.J. and Worona, M. 2010. An 11,000-year-long record of fire and vegetation history at Beaver Lake, Oregon, central Willamette Valley.  Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 1093-1106. [pdf]
  • Whitlock, C. 2010.  Using Yellowstone’s Past to Understand the Future.  Knowing Yellowstone (ed. J.D. Johnson), Taylor Trade Publishing, Maryland.
  • Whitlock, C. and Tinner, W.  2010. Fire in the Earth System: A paleoperspective: editorial. PAGES News 18, no. 2.p. 55-57. [pdf]
  • Whitlock, C., Higuera, P.E, McWethy, D.M. and Briles, C.E.  2010. Paleoperspectives on fire ecology: revisiting the fire regime concept.  The Open Ecology Journal 3, 6-23. [pdf]
  • Whitlock, C., Tinner, W. and Newman, L. (ed.). 2010.  Fire in the Earth System: A paleoperspective.  PAGES News 18, no. 2.