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NREL/ESS Publications: February 2017

This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during February 2017. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

In Print: 

Dohn, J., Augustine, D. J., Hanan, N. P., Ratnam, J. and Sankaran, M. (2017), Spatial vegetation patterns and neighborhood competition among woody plants in an East African savanna. Ecology, 98: 478–488. doi:10.1002/ecy.1659

Kwon, H., Ugarte, C. M., Ogle, S. M., Williams, S. A., & Wander, M. M. (2017). Use of inverse modeling to evaluate CENTURY-predictions for soil carbon sequestration in US rain-fed corn production systems. PloS one, 12(2), e0172861.

Fornwalt, P. J., Rocca, M. E., Battaglia, M. A., Rhoades, C. C., & Ryan, M. G. (2017). Mulching fuels treatments promote understory plant communities in three Colorado, USA, coniferous forest types. Forest Ecology and Management, 385, 214-224.

McConnell, M. D., Monroe, A. P., Burger, L. W., & Martin, J. A. (2017). Timing of nest vegetation measurement may obscure adaptive significance of nest‐site characteristics: A simulation study. Ecology and Evolution, 7(4), 1259-1270.

Gwenzi, D., Helmer, E. H., Zhu, X., Lefsky, M. A., & Marcano-Vega, H. (2017). Predictions of Tropical Forest Biomass and Biomass Growth Based on Stand Height or Canopy Area Are Improved by Landsat-Scale Phenology across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Remote Sensing, 9(2), 123.



Augustine, D. J., Derner, J. D., Milchunas, D., Blumenthal, D., & Porensky, L. M. (2017). Grazing moderates increases in C3 grass abundance over seven decades across a soil texture gradient in shortgrass steppe. Journal of Vegetation Science.

Nguyen, T. H., Williams, S., & Paustian, K. (2017). Impact of ecosystem carbon stock change on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon payback periods of cassava-based ethanol in Vietnam. Biomass and Bioenergy.

O’Donnell, K. M., Messerman, A. F., Barichivich, W. J., Semlitsch, R. D., Gorman, T. A., Mitchell, H. G., … & Keever, A. (2017). Structured decision making as a conservation tool for recovery planning of two endangered salamanders. Journal for Nature Conservation. Adam Green is an author on this paper.

Young, N. E., Romme, W. H., Evangelista, P. H., Mengistu, T., & Worede, A. (2017). Variation in population structure and dynamics of montane forest tree species in Ethiopia guide priorities for conservation and research. Biotropica.