Dendroecology Lab


In Press

Grabinski-Parker, Z.S., R.L. Sherriff, J.M. Kane. Controls on reburn severity vary with fire interval in the Klamath Mountains, California, USA. Ecosphere. (Accepted)

Daniels, L.D., E.K. Heyerdahl, R.L. Sherriff, L. Yocom Kent. Mixed-severity fire regimes in dendroecology. Chapter in Dendroecology: Tree-ring Analyses Applied to Ecological Studies.

Miller, A.E., T.L. Wilson, R.L. Sherriff, J. Walton. Warming drives a front of white spruce recruitment near western treeline, Alaska. Global Change Biology. Link

Morris J., S. Cottrell, C. Fettig, W. Hansen, R. Sherriff, V. Carter, J. Clear, J. Clement, R. DeRose, P. Higuera, K. Mattor, A. Seddon, H. Seppä, J. Stednick, S. Seybold. Bark beetle impacts on social-ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Quinn-Davidson L., Y. Valachovic, K. McGown, C. Lee, M. Kelly, R. Standiford, M. Schriver, M. Potts, G. Giusti, R. Sherriff, M. Eitzel, J.M. Varner.  Ecology and Management of Oregon White Oak and California Black Oak Woodlands. UC 8000 Series Publication. UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Slack, A.W., J.M. Kane, E.E. Knapp, R.L. Sherriff. 2017. Contrasting impacts of climate and competition on sugar pine growth and defense in a fire-excluded forest of the central Sierra Nevada. Forests 8(7), 244; doi:10.3390/f8070244.

Sherriff R.L., A.E. Miller, K. Muth, M. Schriver, R. Batzel. 2017. Recent tree-growth responses to warming vary by geographic region and ecosystem type within the boreal forest-tundra transition zone in Alaska. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1457 - 1468.

Morris J., S. Cottrell, C. Fettig, W. Hansen, R. Sherriff, V. Carter, J. Clear, J. Clement, R. DeRose, P. Higuera, K. Mattor, A. Seddon, H. Seppa, J. Stednick, S. Seybold. 2017. Managing bark beetle impacts on ecosystems and society: Priority questions to motivage future research. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 750 - 760.

Csank A.Z., A.E. Miller, R.L. Sherriff, E.E. Berg, J.M. Welker. 2016. Tree-ring isotope (δ13C & δ18O) chronologies reveal environmental sensitivity of trees killed during insect outbreaks in south-central Alaska. Ecological Applications 26: 2001 - 2020.

Hutto R.L., R.E. Keane, R.L. Sherriff, C.T. Rota, L.A. Eby, V.A. Saab. 2016. Toward a more ecologically informed view of forest fires. Ecosphere 7(2):e01255. 10.1002/ecs2.1255.

Schriver M., R.L. Sherriff. 2015. Establishment patterns of Oregon white oak and California black oak woodlands in northwestern California. Proceedings of the 7thCalifornia Oak Symposium: Managing in a Dynamic World. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-251. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. Pp. 529-539.

Hanson C.T., R.L. Sherriff, R.L. Hutto, D.A. DellaSala, T.T. Veblen, W.L. Baker. 2015. Setting the stage for mixed- and high-severity fire. Chapter 1 in The Ecological Importance of Mixed-severity Fires – Nature’s Pheonix, eds. D.A. DellaSala and C.T. Hanson. Pgs. 3-22. Elsevier, Inc.

Sherriff R.L., R.V. Platt, T.T. Veblen, T.L. Schoennagel, and M.H. Gartner. 2014. Historical, Observed, and Modeled Wildfire Severity in Montane Forests of the Colorado Front Range. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106971. Link

Odion D.C.,  C.T. Hanson, A. Arsenault, W.L. Baker, D.A. DellaSala, R. Hutto, W. Klenner, M.A. Moritz, R.L. Sherriff, T.T. Veblen, M.A. Williams. 2014. Examining historical and current mixed-severity fire regimes in drier forests of western North America. PLoS ONE 9(2) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087852. Link

Cocking, M.I., J.M. Varner, and R.L. Sherriff. 2012. California black oak responses to fire severity and native conifer encroachment in the Klamath Mountains. Forest Ecology and Management 270: 25-34. Link

Gartner, M.H., T.T. Veblen, R.L. Sherriff, and T.L. Schoennagel. 2012. Proximity to grasslands influences fire frequency and sensitivity to climate variability in Pinus ponderosa forests of the Colorado Front Range. International Journal of Wildland Fire 21: 562-571. Link

Miller, A.E., R.L. Sherriff, and E.E. Berg. 2012. Effect of the Novarupta (1912) eruption on forests of south-central Alaska as inferred from tree-ring records. Alaska Park Science 11: 74-77. Link

Sherriff, R.L., E. E. Berg and A.E. Miller.  2011.  Effects of interannual and multidecadal climate variability on spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) activity in south-central and southwest Alaska. Ecology 92: 1459-70. Link

Schoennagel, T.L., R.L. Sherriff, and T.T. Veblen. 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. Link

Platt, R.W., T.L. Schoennagel, T.T. Veblen, and R.L. Sherriff. 2011. Modeling wildfire potential in residential parcels: a case study of the Colorado Front Range. Landscape & Urban Planning 102: 117-126. Link

Keith, R.P., T.T. Veblen, T.L. Schoennagel and R.L. Sherriff.  2010. Understory vegetation indicates historic fire regimes in ponderosa pine-dominated ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 488-499. Link

Sherriff, R.L. and T.T. Veblen. 2008. Variability in fire-climate relationships in ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 50-59. Link

Sherriff, R.L. 2008. Writing journal articles. in Publishing in Geography: A Guide for New Researchers. Eds. A. Blunt and C. Souch. Published by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers. p. 10-11. Link

Platt, R.W., T.T. Veblen and R.L. Sherriff. 2008. Spatial model of forest management strategies and outcomes in the wildland-urban interface. Natural Hazards Review 9: 199-208. Link

Sherriff, R.L. and T.T. Veblen. 2007A spatially-explicit reconstruction of fire regime types in ponderosa pine forests of the Colorado Front Range. Ecosystems 10: 311-323. Link

Baker, W.L., T.T. Veblen and R.L. Sherriff. 2007. Fire, fuels, and restoration of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Journal of Biogeography 34: 251-269. Link

Sherriff, R.L. and T.T. Veblen. 2006. Ecological effects of changes in fire regimes in Pinus ponderosa ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range. Journal of Vegetation Science 17: 205-218. Link

Platt, R.W., T.T. Veblen and R.L. Sherriff. 2006. Are wildfire mitigation and restoration of historic forest structure compatible? A spatial modeling assessment. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96: 455-470. Link

Hicke, J.A., R.L. Sherriff, T.T. Veblen and G.P. Asner. 2004. Carbon accumulation in Colorado ponderosa pine stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 1283-1295. Link

Romme, W.H., T.T. Veblen, M.R. Kaufmann, R. Sherriff and C.M. Regan. 2003. Ecological Effects of the Hayman Fire Part 1: Historical (Pre-1860) and Current (1860-2002) Fire Regimes. Hayman Fire Case Study Analysis. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-114. Link

Romme, W.H., M.R. Kaufmann, T.T. Veblen, R. Sherriff and C.M. Regan. 2003. Ecological Effects of the Hayman Fire Part 2: Historical (Pre-1860) and Current (1860-2002) Forest and Landscape Structure. Hayman Fire Case Study Analysis. U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-114. Link

Sherriff, R.L., T.T. Veblen and J.S. Sibold. 2001. Fire history in high elevation subalpine forests in the Colorado Front Range. Écoscience 8(3): 369-380. Link



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