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[24] M. Réjou-Méchain, H.C. Muller-Landau, M. Detto, S.C. Thomas, T. Le Toan, S.S. Saatchi, J.S. Barreto-Silva, N.A. Bourg, S. Bunyavejchewin, N. Butt, W.Y. Brockelman, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, J.-M. Chiang, G.B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, H.S. Dattaraja, S.J. Davies, A. Duque, S. Esufali, C. Ewango, R.H.S. Fernando, C.D. Fletcher, I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, K.E. Harms, T.B. Hart, B. Hérault, R.W. Howe, S.P. Hubbell, D.J. Johnson, D. Kenfack, A.J. Larson, L. Lin, Y. Lin, J.A. Lutz, J.-R. Makana, Y. Malhi, T.R. Marthews, R.W. McEwan, S.M. McMahon, W.J. McShea, R. Muscarella, A. Nathalang, N.S.M. Noor, C.J. Nytch, A.A. Oliveira, R.P. Phillips, N. Pongpattananurak, R. Punchi-Manage, R. Salim, J. Schurman, R. Sukumar, H.S. Suresh, U. Suwanvecho, D.W. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Uríarte, R. Valencia, A. Vicentini, A.T. Wolf, S. Yap, Z. Yuan, C.E. Zartman, J.K. Zimmerman, and J. Chave. 2014. Biogeosciences 11: 6827-6840. doi:10.5194/bg-11-6827-2014

[23] Erickson, D.L., F.A. Jones, N.G. Swenson, N. Pei, N.A. Bourg, W. Chen, S.J. Davies, X. Ge., Z. Hao, R.W. Howe, C.L. Huang, A.J. Larson, S.K. Lum, J. Lutz, K. Ma., M. Meegaskumbura, X. Mi, J.D. Parker, I.F. Sun, S.J. Wright, A.T. Wolf, D. Xing, J.K. Zimmerman, W.J. Kress. 2014. Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots: a mega-phylogeny approach. Frontiers in Genetics doi: 10.3389/fgene.2014.00358

[22] Anderson-Teixeira, K.J., and 107 co-authors, including A.J. Larson. 2014. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12712
Press release: Smithsonian

[21] Lutz, J.A., A.J. Larson, T.J. Furniss, D.C. Donato, J.A. Freund, M.E. Swanson, K.J. Bible, J. Chen, and J.F. Franklin. 2014. Spatially non-random tree mortality and ingrowth maintain equilibrium pattern in an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest. Ecology 95: 2047-2054. (doi) (pdf)

[20] Freund, J.A., J.F. Franklin, A.J. Larson, and J.A. Lutz. 2014. Multi-decadal establishment for single-cohort Douglas-fir forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 1068-1078. (doi)

[19] Lutz, J.A., K.A. Schwindt, T.J. Furniss, J.A. Freund, M.E. Swanson, K.I. Hogan, G.E. Kenagy, and A.J. Larson. 2014. Community composition and allometry of Leucothoe davisiae, Cornus sericea, and Chrysolepis sempervirens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 677-683. (doi)

[18] Hopkins, T.M., A.J. Larson, and R.T. Belote. 2014. Contrasting effects of wildfire and ecological restoration in old-growth western larch forests. Forest Science 60: 1005-1013. (doi)

[17] Lutz, J.A., A.J. Larson, J.A. Freund, M.E. Swanson, and K.J. Bible. 2013. The importance of large-diameter trees to forest structural heterogeneity. PLoS ONE 8(12):e82784 (doi)

[16] Larson, A.J. 2013. Greater risk of physical damage caused by debris fall to understory plants and tree seedlings in old-growth than in young forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43: 1203-1206 (doi)

[15] Larson, A.J., R.T. Belote, M. Williamson, and G. Aplet. 2013. Making monitoring count: project design for active adaptive management. Journal of Forestry 111: 348-356. (doi)

[14] Larson, A.J., R.T. Belote, C.A. Cansler, S.A. Parks, and M.S. Dietz. 2013. Latent resilience in ponderosa pine forest: effects of resumed frequent fire.  Ecological Applications 23: 1243-1249. (pdf)
Award: 2013 National Wilderness Award for Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research

[13] Chisholm, R.A., H.C. Muller-Landau, K. Abd. Rahman, D.P. Bebber, Y. Bin, S.A. Bohlman, N.A. Bourg, J. Brinks, N. Brokaw, S. Bunyavejchewin, N. Butt, H. Cao, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, L.W. Chang, J.M. Chiang, G. Chuyong, R. Condit, H.S. Dattaraja, S. Davies, A. Duque, C. Fletcher, C.V.S. Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, R.D. Harrison, R. Howe, C.F. Hsieh, S. Hubbell, A. Itoh, D. Kenfack, S. Kiratiprayoon, A.J. Larson, J. Lian, D. Lin, H. Liu, J.A. Lutz, K. Ma, Y. Malhi, S. McMahon, W. McShea, M. Meegaskumbura, S.M. Razman, M.D. Morecroft, C. Nytch, A. Oliveira, G.R. Parker, S. Pulla, R. Punchi-Manage, H. Romero, W. Sang, J. Schurman, S.H. Su, R. Sukumar, I.F. Sun, H.S. Suresh, S. Tan, D. Thomas, S. Thomas, J. Thompson, R. Valencia, A. Vicentini, A. Wolf, S. Yap, W. Ye, Z. Yuan, J. Zimmerma. 2013. Scale-dependent relationships between species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology 101: 1214-1224. (doi)
Commentary: Journal of Ecology Editor's Choice

[12] Churchill, D.J., A.J. Larson, M.C. Dahlgreen, J.F. Franklin, P.F. Hessburg, and J.A. Lutz. 2013. Restoring forest resilience: from reference spatial patterns to silvicultural prescriptions and monitoring. Forest Ecology and Management 291: 442-457. (doi)
Supporting information: Implementation Guide for Managers

[11] Gabrielson, A.T., A.J. Larson, J.A. Lutz, and J.J. Reardon. 2012. Biomass and burning characteristics of sugar pine cones. Fire Ecology 8: 58-70. (pdf)

[10] Larson, A.J., K. Stover, and C.R. Keyes. 2012. Effects of restoration thinning on spatial heterogeneity in mixed conifer forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42: 1505-1517. (pdf)
Selected media coverage: MissoulianFlathead Beacon

[9] Lutz J.A., A.J. Larson, M.E. Swanson, J.A. Freund. 2012. Ecological importance of large-diameter trees in a temperate mixed-conifer forest. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36131. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036131
Selected media coverage: Science Daily; Oregonian; New York Times; Fresno Bee; American Forests; full media coverage from PLoS ONE

[8] Larson, A.J. and D. Churchill. 2012. Tree spatial patterns in fire-frequent forests of western North America, including mechanisms of pattern formation and implications for designing fuel reduction and restoration treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 267: 74-92. (DOI)

[7] Larson, A.J. and J.F. Franklin. 2010. The tree mortality regime in temperate old-growth coniferous forests: the role of physical damage. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:2091-2103. (DOI) (pdf)

[6] van Mantgem, P.J., N.L. Stephenson, J.C. Byrne, L.D. Daniels, J.F. Franklin, P.Z. Fulé, M.E. Harmon, A.J. Larson, J.M. Smith, A.H. Taylor, and T.T. Veblen. 2009. Widespread increase of tree mortality rates in the western United States. Science 323:521-524. (DOI)
Selected media coverage: New York Times; Seattle Times; BBC; LA Times; CNN; MSNBC; Science Daily; CBC; NPR

[5] Lutz, J.A., J.A. Freund, R.K. Hagmann, V.R. Kane, A.J. Larson, and J.F. Franklin. 2008. Mid-career graduate students in ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:392-392. (DOI) (pdf)

[4] Larson, A.J. and D. Churchill. 2008. Spatial patterns of overstory trees in late-successional conifer forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:2814-2825. (DOI)

[3] Larson, A.J., J.A. Lutz, R.F. Gersonde, J.F. Franklin, and F.F. Hietpas. 2008. Potential site productivity influences the rate of forest structural development. Ecological Applications 18:899-910. (DOI) (pdf)

[2] Larson, A.J. and J.F. Franklin. 2006. Structural segregation and scales of spatial dependency in Abies amabilis forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 17:489-498. (DOI)

[1] Larson, A.J. and J.F. Franklin. 2005. Patterns of conifer tree regeneration following an autumn wildfire event in the western Oregon Cascade Range, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 218:25-36. (DOI)

Invited and Edited

[4] Cansler, C.A. and A.J. Larson. 2013. Book review: Prescribed burning in fire-prone landscapes. Fire Ecology 9(3): 100. (pdf)

[3] Larson, A.J. and N. Dawson. 2011. Beyond the classroom: UM students attend WPEF conference. Nutcracker Notes 21: 6. (pdf)

[2] Larson, A.J. and J.F. Franklin. 2010. Rates and causes of western redcedar and yellow-cedar mortality in old-growth forests of Mount Rainier National Park.  Pages 71-75 in C.A. Harrington, Technical Coordinator. A tale of two cedars: International symposium on western redcedar and yellow-cedar. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-828.

[1] Larson, A.J. and R.T. Paine. 2007. Ungulate herbivory: Indirect effects cascade into the treetops. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:5-6. (DOI) (pdf)