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Saberi, S.J., Agne, M.C., Harvey, B.J., in press. Do You CBI What I See? The relationship between the Composite Burn Index and quantitative field measures of burn severity varies across gradients of forest structure. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Muthukrishnan, R., Hayes, K., Bartowitz, K., Cattau, M.E., Harvey, B.J., Lin, Y., Lunch, C. in press. Harnessing NEON to evaluate ecological tipping points: opportunities, challenges, and approaches. Ecosphere.

Morris, J.E., Buonanduci, M.S., Agne, M.C., Battaglia, M.A., Harvey, B.J., in press. Does the legacy of historical thinning treatments foster resilience to bark beetle outbreaks in subalpine forests? Ecological Applications.

Nagy, R.C., +99 other authors including Harvey, B.J., in press. Harnessing the NEON Data Revolution to Advance Open Environmental Science with a Diverse and Data-Capable Community. Ecosphere.

Abatzoglou, J.T., Battisti, D.S., Williams, A.P., Hansen, W.D., Harvey, B.J., Kolden, C.A. 2021. Continued increases in western US forest fire despite growing fuel constraints. Nature Communications Earth & Environment 2(1): 1-8.

Harvey, B.J., Hart, S.J., Cansler, C.A. 2021. Disturbance regime concept. In: Francis, R.A., Millington, J.D.A., Perry, G.L.W., Minor, E.S., (editors). Routledge Handbook of Landscape Ecology. Routledge Publishing, New York, NY: 159-174. (book chapter)

Hood, S.M., Harvey, B.J., Fornwalt, P.J., Naficy, C.E., Hansen, W.D., Davis, K.T., Battaglia, M.A., Stevens-Rumann, C., Saab, V. 2021. Fire Ecology of Rocky Mountain Forests. In: Greenberg, K., Collins, B., (editors). Fire Ecology and Management: Past, Present, and Future of US Forested Ecosystems. (book chapter)

Andrus, R.A., Chai, R., Harvey, B.J., Rodman, K., Veblen, T.T., 2021. Increasing rates of subalpine tree mortality linked to warmer and drier summers. Journal of Ecology. 109(5): 2203-2218.

Rodman, K. Andrus, R.A., Butkiewicz, Chapman, T., Gill, N., Harvey B.J., Kulakowski, D., Tutland, N, Veblen, T.T., Hart, S.J. 2021. Effects of bark beetle outbreaks on forest landscape pattern in the Southern Rocky Mountains, U.S.A. Remote Sensing 13: 1089.

Harvey, B.J., Andrus, R.A., Battaglia, M.A., Negrón, J.F., Orrego, A., Veblen, T.T., 2021. Droughty times in mesic places: Factors associated with forest mortality vary by scale in a temperate subalpine region. Ecosphere 12(1): e03318. (selected by the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station for the 2021 Director’s Choice Award).


Cansler, C.A., +74 other authors including Harvey, B.J., 2020. The Fire and Tree Mortality Database (FTM): a database for empirical modeling of tree mortality after fire. Scientific Data. 7, 194.

Buonanduci, M.S., Morris, J.E., Agne, M.C., Harvey, B.J., 2020. Neighborhood context mediates probability of host tree mortality in a severe bark beetle outbreak. Ecosphere 11(8): e03236.

McLauchlan, K., +43 other authors including Harvey, B.J., 2020. Fire as a fundamental ecological process: research advances and frontiers. Journal of Ecology 108: 2047-2069.

Coop, J.D., +22 other authors including Harvey, B.J., 2020. Wildfire-driven forest conversion in western North American landscapes. BioScience 70(8): 659-673.

Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Hoffman, A., Veblen, T.T. 2020. Reproductive maturity and cone abundance varies with tree size and stand basal area for two widely distributed conifers. Ecosphere 11(5): e03092.

Halofsky, J.E., Peterson, D.L., Harvey, B.J., 2020. Changing wildfire, changing forests: The effects of climate change on fire regimes and vegetation in the Pacific Northwest. Fire Ecology 16(4).


McWethy, D., Schoennagel, T., Higuera, P., Krawchuck, M., Harvey B.J., Metcalf, L., Schultz, C., Metcalf, A., Buma, B., Ratajczak, Z. 2019. Rethinking resilience to wildfire. Nature Sustainability 2: 797-804.

Turner, M.G., Braziunas, K.H., Hansen, W.D., Harvey B.J. 2019. Short-interval severe fire erodes the resilience of subalpine lodgepole pine forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(23): 11319-11328.

Chai, R. Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Rodman, K., Veblen, T.T. 2019. Stand dynamics and topographic setting influence changes in live tree biomass over a 34-year permanent plot record in subalpine forest in the Colorado Front Range. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(10): 1256-1264.

Higuera, P., Metcalf, A., Miller, C., Buma, B., McWethy, D., Metcalf, E., Ratajczak, Z., Nelson, C., Chaffin, B., Stedman, R., McCafrey, S., Schoennagel, T., Harvey, B.J., Hood, S., Schultz, C., Black, A., Campbell, D., Haggerty, J., Keane, R., Krawchuk, M., Kulig, J., Rafferty, R., Virapongse, A. 2019. Integrating subjective and objective dimensions of resilience in fire-prone landscapes. BioScience 69(5): 379-388.

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 10(2): e02600.


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: 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 34(1): 17-33.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 114(8): 4582-4590.

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.

Turner, M.G., Donato, D.C., Hansen, W.D., Harvey, B.J., Romme, W.H., Westerling, A.L. 2017. Climate change and novel disturbance regimes in national park landscapes. In: Beissinger, S.R., Ackerly, D.D., Doremus, H., Machlis, G., (editors). Science, Conservation, and National Parks. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL: 77-101. (book chapter)


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. 113(42): 11649-11650. (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.

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.

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.A. 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:

Harvey, B.J., Agne, M.C. 2021. Bishop pine forest health: Science synthesis to inform management and conservation. Final report and white paper prepared for the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy.

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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