Publications, etc.

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Harvey, B.J., Andrus, R.A., Anderson, S.A., 2019. Incorporating biophysical gradients and uncertainty into burn severity maps in a temperate fire-prone forested region. Ecosphere


Sommerfeld, A., Senf, C., Buma, B., D’Amato, A.W., Despres, T., Diaz-Hormazabal, I., Fraver, S., Frelich, L.E., Gutierrez, A.G., Hart, S.J., Harvey, B.J., He, H.S., Hlasny, T., Holz, A., Kitzberger, T., Kulakowski, D., Lindenmayer, D., Mori, A., Muller, J., Paritsis, J., Perry, G.L.W., Stephens, S., Svoboda, M., Turner, M.G., Veblen, T.T., Seidl, R. 2018. Patterns and drivers of recent disturbances across the temperate forest biome. Nature Communications 9(1):4355.

Buma, B., Harvey, B.J., Gavin, D., Kelly, R., Laboda, T., McNeil, B., Marlon, J., Meddens, A., Morris, J., Raffa, K., Shuman, B., Smithwick, E., McLauchlan, K. 2018. The value of linking paleoecological and neoecological perspectives to understand spatially explicit ecosystem resilience. Landscape Ecology

Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Chai, R., Veblen, T.T. 2018. Different vital rates of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir explain discordance in understory and overstory dominance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48(12):1554-1562.

Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Rodman, K., Hart, S.J., Veblen, T.T. 2018. Moisture availability limits subalpine tree establishment. Ecology 99(3): 567-575.

Halofsky, J.S., Donato, D.C., Franklin, J.F., Halofsky, J.E., Peterson, D.L., Harvey, B.J. 2018. The nature of the beast: Examining climate adaptation options in forests with stand-replacing fire regimes. Ecosphere 9(3): e02140.

Stevens-Rumann, C.S., Kemp, K.B., Higuera, P.E., Harvey, B.J., Rother, M.T., Donato, D.C., Morgan, P, Veblen T.T. 2018. Evidence for declining forest resilience to wildfires under climate change. Ecology Letters 21(2): 243-252.


Harvey, B.J. 2017. Stewardship of iconic landscapes in uncertain futures: Lessons from the US Rockies and Appalachians. Landscape Ecology 32(3): 693-695. (invited book review)

Schoennagel, T, Balch, J.K., Brenkert-Smith, H., Dennison, P.E., Harvey, B.J., Krawchuck, M.A., Miekiewicz, N., Morgan, P., Moritz. M.A., Rasker, R., Turner, M.G., Whitlock, C.L. 2017.  Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 10.1073/pnas.1617464114.

Rose, K.C., Graves, R.A., Hansen, W.D., Harvey, B.J., Qiu, J., Wood, S., Ziter, C., Turner, M.G. 2017. Historical foundations and future directions in macrosystems ecology. Ecology Letters 20(2): 147-157.


Harvey, B.J. 2016. Human-caused climate change is now a key driver of forest fire activity in the western United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612926113. (invited commentary)

Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Turner, M.G. 2016. Drivers and trends in landscape patterns of stand-replacing fire in forests of the US Northern Rocky Mountains (1984-2010). Landscape Ecology 31: 2367-2383.

Johnstone, J.F., Turner, M.G., Allen, C.D., Franklin, J.F., Frelich, L.E., Harvey, B.J., Higuera, P.E., Mack., M.C., Meentemeyer, R., Metz, M.R., Perry, G.L., Schoenneagel, T. 2016. Changing disturbance regimes, ecological memory, and forest resilience. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(7): 369-378

Donato, D.C., Harvey, B.J., and Turner, M.G. 2016. Regeneration of lower-montane forests a quarter-century after the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: a fire-catalyzed shift in lower treelines? Ecosphere 7(8): e01410. 10.1002/ecs2.1410

Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Turner. M.G. 2016. Burn me twice, shame on who? Interactions between successive forest fires across a temperate mountain region. Ecology 97(9): 2272-2282.

Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Turner, M.G. 2016. High and dry: Postfire drought and large stand-replacing burn patches reduce postfire tree regeneration in subalpine forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 655-669.

Turner, M.G., Donato, D.C., Hansen, W.D., Harvey, B.J., Romme, W.H., Westerling, A.L. 2016. Climate change and novel disturbance regimes in national park landscapes. In: Beissinger, S.R. and Ackerly, D.D, editors. Science for parks, parks for science. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Andrus, R.A., Veblen, T.T., Harvey, B.J., Hart, S.J. 2016. Fire severity unaffected by spruce beetle outbreak in spruce-fir forests of southwestern Colorado. Ecological Applications 26(3): 700-711.


Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Turner, M.G. 2014. Recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks, wildfire severity, and postfire tree regeneration in the US Northern Rockies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(42): 15120-15125.

Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Romme, W.H., Turner, M.G. 2014. Fire severity and tree regeneration following bark beetle outbreaks: the role of outbreak stage and burning conditions. Ecological Applications 24(7): 1608-1625.

Harvey, B.J., Forrestel, A.B., Holzman, B.H. 2014. Forest resilience following severe wildfire in a semi-urban National Park. Fremontia 42(3): 14-18.

Harvey, B.J., Holzman, B.A. 2014. Divergent successional pathways of stand development following fire in a California closed-cone pine forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 25(1): 88-99.


Harvey, B.J., Donato, D.C., Romme, W.H., Turner, M.G. 2013. Influence of recent bark beetle outbreak on fire severity and post-fire tree regeneration in montane Douglas-fir forests. Ecology 94(11): 2475-2486.

Donato, D.C., Simard, M., Romme, W.H., Harvey, B.J., Turner, M.G. 2013. Evaluating post-outbreak management effects on future fuel profiles and stand structure in bark beetle-impacted forests of Greater Yellowstone. Forest Ecology and Management 303: 160-174.

Donato, D.C., Harvey, B.J., Romme, W.H., Simard, M., Turner, M.G. 2013. Bark beetle effects on fuel profiles across a range of stand structures in Douglas-fir forests of Greater Yellowstone, USA. Ecological Applications 23(1): 3-20.


Harvey, B.J., Holzman, B.A, Davis, J.D. 2011. Spatial variability in stand structure and density-dependent mortality in newly established post-fire stands of a California closed-cone pine forest. Forest Ecology and Management 262(11): 2042-2051.

Research briefs or technical reports:

Schoennagel, T. Morgan, P., Balch, J.K., Dennison, P.E., Harvey, B.J., Hutto, R.L., Krawchuk, M.A., Mortiz, M.A., Rasker, R., Whitlock, C.L. 2016. Insights from wildfire science: A resource for policy discussions. White paper, Headwaters Economics (link).

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