Selected Publications

Saska, P. C., R. C. Bales, C. L. Tague, J. J. Battles, B.W. Tobin and M. H. Conklin. 2019. Fuels treatment and wildfire effects on runoff from Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests. Ecohydrology; p.e2151.PDF

Wason, J.W., C.M. Beier, J.J. Battles and M. Dovciak. 2019. Acidic deposition and climate warming as drivers of tree growth in high-elevation spruce-fir forests of the Northeastern US. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2:63.  PDF

Tubbesing, C.L., Fry, D.L., Roller, G.B., Collins, B.M., Fedorova, V.A., Stephens, S.L., Battles, J.J., 2019. Strategically placed landscape fuel treatments decrease fire severity and promote recovery in the northern Sierra Nevada. For. Ecol. Manage. 436, 45–55. PDF

Dudney, J., R.J. Hobbs, R. Heilmayr, J.J. Battles, and K.N.Suding. 2018. Navigating novelty and risk in resilience management. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33: 863-873. PDF

Jen, C., Y. Liang, Yutong. L. Hatch, N. Kreisberg, C. Stamatis, K.  Kristensen, Kasper, J. Battles, S. Stephens, R. York, K. Barsanti, and A. Goldstein. 2018. High hydroquinone emissions from burning manzanita. Environmental Science and Technology Letters 5: 309-314. PDF

Cleavitt, N.L. J.J. Battles, C.E. Johnson, and T.J. Fahey. 2018. Long-term decline of sugar maple following whole-tree harvest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. Canadian Journal of Forest Research: 48: 23-31. PDF

Saska, P. C, M. H. Conklin, J. J. Battles, C. L. Tague, and R. C. Bales. 2017. Forest thinning impacts on the water balance of Sierra Nevada mixed conifer headwater basins. Water Resources Research: 53: 5364-5381.

Levine, C.R., C. V. Cogbill, B. M. Collins, A. J. Larson, J.A. Lutz, M. P. North, C. M. Restaino, H. D. Safford, S. L. Stephens and J. J. Battles. 2017. Evaluating a new method for reconstructing forest conditions from General Land Office survey records. Ecological Applications 27:1498–1513.

Wason J.W., M. Dovciak, C.M. Beier, and J.J. Battles. 2017. Lack of range shifts despite tree growth responses to recent changes in climate and acidic deposition. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12899

Levine, C.R., F. Krivak-Tetley, N.S. van Doorn, J.-A.S. Ansley, and J.J. Battles. 2016. Long-term demographic trends in a fire-suppressed mixed-conifer forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46:745–752. doi: PDF

Yang, Y., R.D. Yanai, F.R. Fatemi, C.R. Levine, P.J. Lilly, and R.D. Briggs. 2016. Sources of variability in tissue chemistry in northern hardwood species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46:285–296. doi: PDF

Glassman, S.I., C.R. Levine, A.M. DiRocco, J.J. Battles, and T.D. Bruns. 2015. Ectomycorrhizal fungal spore bank recovery after a severe forest fire: Some like it hot. The ISME Journal. Online in advance of print. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.182. PDF

Cousins, S., Battles, J., Sanders, J., and York, R. 2015. Decay patterns and carbon dynamics of standing dead trees in mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 353: 136-147.  DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.05.030 PDF

Jones, D., K.O. O’Hara, J.J. Battles, and R. Gersonde. 2015. Alternative procedures for leaf area estimation in Sierra Nevada conifer trees. Forests 6: 2631-2654. PDF

Falster, D.S. et al. 2015. BAAD: a biomass and allometry database for woody plants. Ecology 96: 1445.

Gonzalez, P., J.J. Battles, B.M. Collins, T. Robards, and D.S. Saah. 2015. Aboveground live carbon stock changes of California wildland ecosystems, 2001-2010. Forest Ecology and Management 348: 68-77. PDF

Fahey, T.J., K. S. Kassam, P.H. Templer, B. T. Anderson, A, R. Fusco, J. J. Battles, J. L. Campbell, L. Rustad, C. T. Driscoll Jr., M. B. Green, N. L. Rodenhouse, P. G. Schaberg, M. A. Vadeboncoeur. 2015. The promise and peril of intensive-site-based ecological research: Insights from the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study. Ecology: 96:885-901. PDF

Dufour, S., M.K. Hayden, J.C. Stella, H. Piégay, and J.J. Battles. 2014. Maintaining channel abandonment processes increases riparian plant diversity within fluvial corridors. Ecohydrology. DOI 10.1002/eco.1546. PDF

Cleavitt, N.L., J.J. Battles T.J. Fahey, and J.L. Blum. 2014. Determinants of survival over seven years for a natural cohort of sugar maple seedlings in a northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 1112–1121. PDF

Johnson, C.E., C.T. Driscoll, J.D. Blum, T.J. Fahey and J.J. Battles. 2014. Soil chemical dynamics after calcium silicate addition to a northern hardwood forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:1458-1468. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K. and J.J. Battles. 2014. Ephemeral disturbances have long lasting impacts on forest invasion dynamics. Ecology 95:1770-1779. PDF

Roman, L.A., J.J. Battles, and J.R. McBride. 2014. Determinants of establishment survival for residential trees in Sacramento County, CA. Landscape & Urban Planning 17:387-404. PDF

Yanai, R.D., N. Tokuchi, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green, E. Matsuzaki, S.N. Laseter, C.L Brown, A.S. Bailey, P. Lyons, C.R. Levine, D.C. Buso, G.E. Likens, J. Knoepp, and K. Fukushima. 2015. Sources of uncertainty in estimating stream solute export from three headwater catchments. Hydrological Processes 29: 1793–1805. DOI 10.1002/hyp.10265. PDF

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, G.G. Lampman, D.A. Burns, C.T. Driscoll, G.B. Lawrence, J.A. Lynch, and N. Schoch. 2014. Evaluating the efficiency of environmental monitoring programs. Ecological Indicators 39:94–101. DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.010. PDF

Pietrzykowski, M., J. Socha, N.S. van Doorn. 2014. Linking heavy metal bioavailability (Cd, Cu, Zn, and Pb) in Scots pine needles to soil properties in reclaimed mine areas. Science of the Total Environment 470: 501-510. PDF

Lydersen, J.M., B. M. Collins, C.B. Dow, P. Gonzalez, C. M. Ewell, D. S. Saah, A.L. Reiner, J. Fites and J.J. Battles. 2014. Using field data to assess model predictions of surface and ground fuel consumption by wildfire in coniferous forests of California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 119:223-235. PDF

McLauchlan, K.K., P. E. Higuera, D. G. Gavin, S. S. Perakis, M. C. Mack, H. Alexander, J. Battles, F. Biondi, B. Buma, D. Colombaroli, S. Enders, D. R. Engstrom, F. S. Hu, J. R. Marlon, J. Marshall, M. McGlone, J. L. Morris, L. E. Nave, B. N. Shuman, E. Smithwick, D. H. Urrego, D. A. Wardle, C. J. Williams, J. J. Williams. 2014. Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescales. BioScience 64:105-116. PDF

Battles, J.J., T.J. Fahey, C.T. Driscoll, J.D. Blum, and C. E. Johnson. 2014. Restoring soil calcium reverses forest decline. Environmental Science and Technology Letters 1: 15-19. PDF

Roman, L.A., J.J. Battles, and J.R. McBride. 2013. The balance of planting and mortality in a street tree population. Urban Ecosystems. DOI 10.1007/s11252-013-0320-5. PDF

Eitzel, M., J.J. Battles, R.A. York, J. Knape, and P. de Valpine. 2013. Estimating tree growth models from complex forest monitoring data. Ecological Applications 23: 1288-1296. PDF

Eschtruth, A. K., R.A. Evans, and J.J. Battles. 2013. Patterns and predictors of survival in Tsuga canadensis populations infested by the exotic pest Adelges tsugae: 20 years of monitoring. Forest Ecology and Management 305: 195-203. PDF

Green, M.B., A.S. Bailey, S.W. Bailey, J. J. Battles, J. L. Campbell, C. T. Driscoll, T.J. Fahey, L.Lepine, G.E. Likens, S.V. Ollinger, and P.G. Schaberg. 2013. Decreased water flowing from a forest amended with calcium silicate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 110: 5999–6003. PDF

York, R.A., O’Hara, K.L. & Battles, J.J. 2013. Density effects on giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) growth through 22 years: Implications for restoration and plantation management. Western Journal of Applied Forestry28:483-495. PDF

Sherman, R.E., T.J. Fahey, P.H. Martin, and J.J. Battles. 2012. Patterns of growth, recruitment, mortality and biomass across an altitudinal gradient in a neotropical montane forest, Dominican Republic. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28:483-495. PDF

Qi Chen, G. V. Laurin, J. J. Battles, and D.S. Saah. 2012. Integration of airborne lidar and vegetation types derived from aerial photography for mapping aboveground live biomass. Remote Sensing of Environment 121:108-117. PDF

York, R.A., J.J. Battles, R.C. Wenk, and D.S. Saah. 2012. A gap-based approach for regenerating pine species and reducing surface fuels in multiaged mixed conifer stands in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forestry 85:203-213. PDF

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, J.L. Campbell, and M.B. Green. 2012. Ecosystem Budgets have No Error: A Progress Report on Quantifying Uncertainty in Forest Ecosystem Studies. Journal of Forestry 110(8):448-456. PDF

Obrist, D., D. W. Johnson, S. E. Lindberg, Y. Luo, O. Hararuk, R. Bracho, J. J. Battles, D. B. Dail, R. L. Edmonds, R. K. Monson, S. V. Ollinger, S. G. Pallardy, K. S. Pregitzer, and D. E. Todd. 2011. Mercury Distribution Across 14 US Forests. Part I: Spatial Patterns of Concentrations in Biomass, Litter, and Soils. Environmental Science & Technology 45:3974-3981. PDF

Collins, B. M., S. L. Stephens, G. B. Roller, and J. J. Battles. 2011. Simulating Fire and Forest Dynamics for a Landscape Fuel Treatment Project in the Sierra Nevada. Forest Science 57:77-88. PDF

van Doorn, N.S., J.J. Battles, T.G. Siccama, P. Schwarz, T.J. Fahey. 2011. Links between biomass and tree demography in a northern hardwood forest: A decade of stability and change in Hubbard Brook Valley, New Hampshire. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1369-1379. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K. and J.J. Battles. 2011. The importance of quantifying propagule pressure to understand invasion: an examination of riparian forest invasibility. Ecology 92: 1314-1322. PDF

Cleavitt, N.L., T.J. Fahey, J.J. Battles. 2011. Regeneration ecology of sugar maple (Acer saccharum): seedling survival in relation to nutrition, site factors, and damage by insects and pathogens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 235-244. PDF

Das, A.D., J.J. Battles, N.L. Stephenson, P.J van Mantgem. 2011. The contribution of competition to tree mortality in old-growth coniferous forests.. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1203-1213. PDF

van Mantgem, P.J, N.L. Stephenson, E. Knapp, J.J. Battles, J.E. Keeley. 2011. Long-term effects of prescribed fire on mixed conifer forest structure in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 989-994. PDF

York, R.A., J.J. Battles, A.K. Eschtruth, F.G. Schurr. 2011. Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) regeneration in experimental canopy gaps. Restoration Ecology 19 (1): 14-23. PDF

Stella, J.C., M.K. Hayden, J.J. Battles, H. Piégay, S. Dufour and A.K. Fremier. 2011. The role of abandoned channels as refugia for sustaining pioneer riparian forest ecosystems. Ecosystems 14 (5): 776-790. PDF

York, R. A., D. Fuchs, J.J. Battles and S.L. Stephens. 2010. Radial growth responses to gap creation in large, old Sequoiadendron giganteum. Journal of Applied Vegetation Science 1: 1-12. PDF

Collins, B.M., S.L. Stephens, J. J. Moghaddas, and J.J. Battles. 2010. Challenges and approaches in planning fuel treatments across fire-excluded forested landscapes. Journal of Forestry 108: 24-31. PDF

Stella, J.C., J. J. Battles, J. R. McBride, and B. K. Orr. 2010. Riparian seedling mortality from simulated water table recession, and the design of sustainable flow regimes on regulated rivers. Restoration Ecology 18:284-294. PDF

Stella, J.C. and J.J. Battles. 2010. How do riparian woody seedlings survive seasonal drought? Oecologia 164:579-590. PDF

Gonzalez, P., G.P. Asner, J.J. Battles, M.A. Lefsky, K.M. Waring and M. Palace. 2010. Forest carbon densities and uncertainties from Lidar, QuickBird, and field inventories in California. Remote Sensing of the Environment 114: 1561-1575. PDF

Fahey, T.J., P.B. Woodbury, J.J. Battles, S. Ollinger, S. Hamburg, C. Woodall, and C. Goodale. 2010. Forest Carbon: Ecology, Management and Policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 245-252. PDF

Yanai, R.D., J.J. Battles, A. D. Richardson, C.A. Blodgett, D.M. Wood, and E.B. Rastetter. 2010. Estimating uncertainty in ecosystems budgets. Ecosystems 13:239-248. PDF

Ryu, Y., Sonnentag, O., Nilson, T., Vargas, R., Kobayashi, H., Wenk, R., and D.D. Baldocchi. 2010. How to quantify tree leaf area index in an open savanna ecosystem: A multi-instrument and multi-model approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150:63-76. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K. and J.J. Battles. 2009. Assessing the relative importance of disturbance, herbivory, species diversity, and propagule pressure in exotic plant invasion. Ecological Monographs 79:265-280. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K. and J.J. Battles. 2009. Acceleration of exotic plant invasion in a forested ecosystem by a generalist herbivore. Conservation Biology: 23:388-399. PDF

Das, A., J.J. Battles, N.L. Stephenson, and P.J. van Mantgem. 2008. Spatial elements of mortality risk in old-growth forests. Ecology 89: 1744-1756. PDF

Cleavitt, N. L., Eschtruth, A. K., Battles, J. J. and Fahey, T. J. 2008. Bryophyte responses to eastern hemlock decline following a hemlock woolly adelgid infestation. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 135: 12-25. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K and J.J. Battles. 2008. Deer herbivory alters forest response to canopy decline caused by an exotic insect pest. Ecological Applications 18: 360-376. PDF

Battles, J.J., T. Robards, A. Das, K. Waring, J.K. Gilless, G. Biging, and F. Schurr. 2008. Climate change impacts on forest growth and tree mortality: a data-driven modeling study in a mixed-conifer forest of the Sierra Nevada. Climatic Change 87: S193-S213. PDF

York, R.A., and J. J. Battles. 2008. Growth Response of Mature Trees versus Seedlings to Gaps Associated with Group Selection Management in the Sierra Nevada, California. Western Journal of Applied Forestry, Volume 23, Number 2, April 2008 , pp. 94-98(5). PDF

Menning, K. M., J. J. Battles, and T. L. Benning. 2007. Quantifying change in distributions: A new departure index that detects, measures and describes change in distributions from population structures, size-classes and other ordered data. Oecologia 154(1): 75-84. PDF

Das, A., J.J. Battles, N.L. Stephenson, and P.J. van Mantgem. 2007. The relationship between tree growth patterns and likelihood of mortality: a study of two tree species in the Sierra Nevada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 580-597. PDF

Stella, J.C., J. J. Battles, B. K. Orr, and J.R. McBride. 2006. Synchrony of seed dispersal, hydrology and local climate in a semi-arid river reach in California. Ecosystems 9: 1200-1214. PDF

York, R.A., J. J. Battles, and R. C. Heald. 2006. Release potential of giant sequoia following heavy suppression: 20 year results. Forest Ecology and Management 234: 136-142. PDF

Eschtruth, A.K., N. L. Cleavitt, J. J. Battles, R. A. Evans, and T. J. Fahey. 2006. Vegetation dynamics in declining hemlock stands: nine years of forest response to hemlock woolly adelgid infestation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36:1435-1450. PDF

Wenk, R. C., J. J. Battles, R. D. Jackson, J. W. Bartolome, and B. Allen-Diaz. 2006. An accurate and efficient method for sorting root cores using point-intercept sampling. Soil Sci Soc Am J 70: 851-855. PDF

Kayler, Z.E, L. B. Fortini, and J. J. Battles. 2006. Group selection edge effects on the vascular plant community of a Sierra Nevada old growth forest. Madrono 52: 262-266. PDF

Fahey, T.J, T.G. Siccama, C.T. Driscoll, G.E. Likens, J. Campbell, C.E. Johnson, J.J. Battles, J.D. Aber, J.J. Cole, M.C. Fisk, P.M. Groffman, S.P. Hamburg, R.T. Holmes, P.A. Schwarz, and R.D. Yanai. 2005. The biogeochemistry of carbon at Hubbard Brook. Biogeochemistry 75:109-176. PDF

Gersonde, R., J.J. Battles, and K. L. O’Hara. 2004. Characterizing the light environment in Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests using a spatially explicit light model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:1332-1342. PDF

York, R.A., R.C. Heald, J.J. Battles, and J.D. York. 2004. Group selection management in conifer forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 630-641. PDF

York, R.A., J.J. Battles, and R.C. Heald. 2003. Edge effects in mixed conifer group selection openings: Tree height response to resource gradients. Forest Ecology and Management 179: 107-121. PDF

Battles, J.J., T. J. Fahey, T. G. Siccama, and A. H. Johnson. 2003. Community and population dynamics of spruce-fir forests on Whiteface Mountain, New York: Recent trends, 1985-2000. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 54-63. PDF

Rhoads, A.G., S. P. Hamburg, T. J. Fahey, T.G. Siccama, E.N. Hane, J.J.Battles, C. Cogbill, J. Randall, and G.Wilson. 2002. Effects of a large ice storm on the structure of a northern hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:1763-1775. PDF

Battles, J.J., J.J. Armesto, D.R. Vann, D.J. Zarin, J.C. Aravena, C. Perez and A.H. Johnson. 2002. Vegetation composition, structure, and biomass of two unpolluted watersheds in the Cordillera de Piuchué, Chiloé Island, Chile. Plant Ecology 158:5-19. PDF

Battles, J.J., A.J. Shlisky, R.H. Barrett, R.C. Heald, and B.H. Allen-Diaz. 2001. The effects of forest management on plant species diversity in a Sierran conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management 146: 211-222. PDF

Battles, J.J. and T.J. Fahey. 2000. Gap dynamics following forest decline: A case study of red spruce forests. Ecological Applications 10: 760–774. PDF

Sherman, R.E., T.J. Fahey, and J.J. Battles. 2000. Small-scale disturbance and regeneration dynamics in a neotropical mangrove forest. Journal of Ecology 88: 165-178. PDF

Cramer, J., T.J. Fahey, and J.J. Battles. 2000. Patterns of leaf mass, area and nitrogen in young northern hardwood forests. American Midland Naturalist 144: 253-264. PDF