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[73] Higuera, P.E., B.N. Shuman, and #K.D. Wolf. 2021. Rocky Mountain subalpine forests now burning more than any time in recent millennia. [PDF] Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2103135118. Selected media coverage: CNN, Voice of AmericaMongabay, Montana Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio[Univ. of Montana Press Release] See #BreakingPaleoRecords on Twitter. 

[72] #Wolf, K.D., P.E. Higuera, K.T. Davis, and S.Z. Dobrowski. 2021. Wildfire impacts on forest microclimate vary with biophysical context. Ecosphere 12:e03467. *Open Access 

[71] Davis, K.T., P.E. Higuera, S. Dobrowski, S.A. Parks, J.T. Abatzoglou, M. Rother, and T.T. Veblen. 2020. Fire-catalyzed vegetation shifts in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests of the western United States. Environmental Research Letters. 15: 1040b8 [Univ. of Montana Press Release] *Open Access 

[70] *Chileen, B.V., K.K. McLauchlan, P.E. Higuera, M. Parish, and B.N. Shuman. 2020. Vegetation response to wildfire and climate forcing in a Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine forest over the past 2500 years. The Holocene 30: 1493–1503.

[69] Coop, J.D., S.A. Parks, C.S. Stevens-Rumann, S.D. Crausbay, P.E. Higuera, M.D. Hurteau, A. Tepley, E. Whitman, T. Assal, B.M. Collins, @K.T. Davis, S. Dobrowski, D.A. Falk, P.J. Fornwalt, P.Z. Fulé, B.J. Harvey, V.R. Kane, C.E. Littlefield, E.Q. Margolis, M. North, M-A. Parisien, S. Prichard, and K.C. Rodman. 2020. Wildfire-Driven Forest Conversion in Western North American Landscapes. BioScience. 70: 659–673. *Open Access 

[68] McLauchlan, K.K., P.E. Higuera, J. Miesel, B.M. Rogers, J. Schweitzer, J.K. Shuman, A.J. Tepley, J.M. Varner, T.T. Veblen, S.A. Adalsteinsson, J.K. Balch, P. Baker, E. Batllori, E. Bigio, P. Brando, M. Cattau, M.L. Chipman, J. Coen, R. Crandall, L. Daniels, N. Enright, W.S. Gross, B.J. Harvey, J.A. Hatten, S. Hermann, R.E. Hewitt, L.N. Kobziar, J.B. Landesmann, M.M. Loranty, S.Y. Maezumi, L. Mearns, M. Moritz, J.A. Myers, J.G. Pausas, A.F.A. Pellegrini, W.J. Platt, J. Roozeboom, H. Safford, F. Santos, R.M. Scheller, R.L. Sherriff, K.G. Smith, M.D. Smith, and A.C. Watts. 2020. Fire as a fundamental ecological process: Research advances and frontiers. Journal of Ecology 108: 2047–2069. *Open Access *Featured on JoE's blog

[67] #Hoecker, T.J., P.E. Higuera, R. Kelly, and F.S. Hu. 2020. Arctic and boreal paleofire records reveal drivers of fire activity and departures from Holocene variability. Ecology 101: e03096

[66] Pompeani, D.P., K.K. McLauchlan, B.V. Chileen, W.J. Calder, B.N. Shuman, and P.E. Higuera. 2020. The biogeochemical consequences of late Holocene wildfires in three subalpine lakes from northern Colorado. Quaternary Science Reviews 236:106293.

[65] *Bartowitz, K.J., P.E. Higuera, B.N. Shuman, K.K. McLauchlan, and T.W. Hudiburg. 2019. Post-Fire Carbon Dynamics in Subalpine Forests of the Rocky Mountains. Fire 2:58. *Open Access 

[64] McWethy, D.B., T. Schoennagel, P.E. Higuera, M.A. Krawchuk, B.J. Harvey, E.C. Metcalf, C.A. Schultz, C. Miller, A.L. Metcalf, B. Buma, A. Virapongse, J.C. Kulig, R.C. Stedman, Z. Ratajczak, C.R. Nelson, and C.A. Kolden. 2019. Rethinking Resilience to Wildfire. Nature Sustainability 2: 797-804. Selected media coverage: ScienceDaily, Bozeman Daily Chronicle [Univ. of Montana Press Release]

[63] Hessburg, P.F., C.L. Miller, S.A. Parks, N.A. Povak, A.H. Taylor, P.E. Higuera, S.J. Prichard, M.P. North, B.M. Collins, M.D. Hurteau, A.J. Larson, C.D. Allen, S.L. Stephens, H. Rivera-Huerta, C.S. Stevens-Rumann, L.D. Daniels, Z.E. Gedalof, R.W. Gray, V.R. Kane, D.J. Churchill, R.K. Hagmann, T.A. Spies, C.A. Cansler, R.T. Belote, T.T. Veblen, M.A. Battaglia, C. Hoffman, C.N. Skinner, H.D. Safford, and R.B. Salter. 2019. Climate, Environment, and Disturbance History Govern Resilience of Western North American Forests. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:239. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00239 *Open Access 

[62] Higuera, P.E., A.L. Metcalf, C. Miller, B. Buma, D.B. McWethy, E. C. Metcalf, Z. Ratajczak, C.R. Nelson, B.C. Chaffin, R.C. Stedman, S. McCaffrey, T. Schoennagel, B.J. Harvey, S.M. Hood, C.A. Schultz, A.E. Black, D. Campbell, J.H. Haggerty, R.E. Keane, M.A. Krawchuk, J.C. Kulig, R. Rafferty, and A. Virapongse. 2019. Integrating subjective and objective dimensions of resilience in fire-prone landscapes. BioScience 69: 379-388. [Univ. of Montana Press Release] *Editors Choice *Open Access 

[61] #Hankin, L.E., P.E. Higuera, @K.T. Davis, and S.Z. Dobrowski. 2019. Impacts of growing-season climate on tree growth and post-fire regeneration in ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests. Ecosphere 10(4):e02679. *Open Access 

[60] @Davis, K.T., S.Z. Dobrowski, P.E. Higuera, Z.A. Holden, T.T. Veblen, M.T. Rother, S.A. Parks, A. Sala, and M.P. Maneta. 2019. Wildfires and climate change push low-elevation forests across a critical climate threshold for tree regeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  116: 6193-6198. Selected media coverage: ScienceDaily, CNN, BBC - Science in Action, The Scientist, Montana Public Radio, The Missoulian [Univ. of Montana Press Release] *Highlighted in the "News and Views" section of Nature, Plants, by Keeley, van Mantgem, and Falk.  

[59] #Young, A.M., P.E. Higuera, J.T. Abatzoglou, P.A. Duffy, and F.S. Hu. 2019. Consequences of climatic thresholds for projecting fire activity and ecological change. Global Ecology & Biogeography. 28: 521-532. 

[58] #Hoecker, T.J., and P.E. Higuera. 2019. Forest succession and climate variability interacted to control fire activity over the last four centuries in an Alaskan boreal landscape. Landscape Ecology. InPress doi: 10.1007/s10980-018-00766-8 Selected media coverage: ScienceDaily [Univ. of Montana Press Release]

[57] #Kemp, K.B., P.E. Higuera, P. Morgan, and J.T. Abatzoglou. 2019. Climate will increasingly determine post-fire tree regeneration success in low-elevation forests, Northern Rockies, USA. Ecosphere 10: e02568. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2568 *Open Access 

[56] @Davis, K.T., S.Z. Dobrowski, Z.A. Holden, P.E. Higuera, and J.T. Abatzoglou. 2019. Microclimatic buffering in forests of the future: The role of local water balance. Ecography 42: 1-11. Editors Choice, Video Abstract.  Selected media coverage:  ScienceDaily [Univ. of Montana Press Release]

[55] Keane, R.E., R.A. Loehman, L.M. Holsinger, D.A. Falk, P.E. HigueraS.M. Hood, and P.F. Hessburg. 2018Use of landscape simulation modeling to quantify resilience for ecological applicationsEcosphere 9:e02414. 10.1002/ecs2.2414 *Open Access 

[54] Hörnberg, G., T. Josefsson, T.H. DeLuca, P.E. Higuera, L. Liedgren, L. Östlund, and I. Bergman. 2018. Anthropogenic use of fire led to degraded scots pine-lichen forest in northern Sweden. Anthropocene 24:14-29.

[53] #Hankin, L.E., P.E. Higuera, @K.T. Davis, and S.Z. Dobrowski. 2018. Accuracy of node and bud-scar counts for aging two dominant conifers in western North America. Forest Ecology and Management 427:365-371.

[52] @Davis, K.T., P.E. Higuera, A. Sala. 2018. Anticipating fire-mediated impacts of climate change using a demographic framework. Functional Ecology. 32: 1729-1745.

[51] Morris, J.L., S. Cottrell, C.J. Fettig, R.J. DeRose, K.M. Mattor, V.A. Carter, J. Clear, J. Clement, W.D. Hansen, J.A. Hicke, P.E. Higuera, A.W.R. Seddon, H. Seppä, R.L. Sherriff, J.D. Stednick, and S.J. Seybold. 2018. Bark beetles as agents of change in social-ecological systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 16:S34-S43. *Open Access 

[50] 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: 243-252.  Selected media coverage: ScienceDaily [Univ. of Montana Press Release]

[49] Hudiburg, T.W., P.E. Higuera, and J.A. Hicke. 2017. Fire-regime variability impacts forest carbon dynamics for centuries to millennia. Biogeosciences. 14: 3873-3882. *Open Access 

[48] McLauchlan, K.K., L.M. Gerhart, J.J. Battles, J.M. Craine, A.J. Elmore, P.E. Higuera, M.C. Mack, M.C., B.E. McNeil, D.M. Nelson, N. Pederson, S.S. Perakis. 2017. Centennial-scale reductions in nitrogen availability in temperate forests of the United States. Scientific Reports. 7: 7856. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08170-z

[47] Itter, M.S., A.O. Finley, M.B. Hooten, P.E. Higuera, J.R. Marlon, R. Kelly, and J.S. McLachlan. 2017. A model-based approach to wildland fire reconstruction using sediment charcoal records. Environmetrics. doi: 10.1002/env.2450.

[46] Crausbay, S.D., P.E. Higuera, D.G. Sprugel, and L.B. Brubaker. 2017. Fire catalyzed rapid ecological change in lowland coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest over the past 14,000 years. Ecology. 98: 2356-2369. 

[45] @Morris, J.L., P.E. Higuera, S. Haberle, and C. Whitlock. 2017. Modern pollen from small hollows reflects Athrotaxis cupressoides density across a wildfire gradient in subalpine forests of the Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia. The Holocene. 27: 1781-1788.

[44] @Morris, J.L., S. Cottrell, C.J. Fettig, W.D. Hansen, R.L. Sherriff, V.A. Carter, J.L. Clear, J. Clement, R.J. DeRose, J.A. Hicke, P.E. Higuera, K.M. Mattor, A.W.R. Seddon, H.T Seppä, J.D. Stednick, S.J. Seybold. 2017. Managing bark beetle impacts on ecosystems and society: priority questions to motivate future researchJournal of Applied Ecology. 54: 750-760.

[42] Leys, B., P.E. Higuera, K.K. McLauchlan, and #P.V. Dunnette. 2016. Wildfires and geochemical change in a subalpine forest over the past six millenniaEnvironmental Research Letters 11: 125003. *Open Access 

[41] Johnstone, J.F., C.D. Allen, J. F. Franklin, L. E. Frelich, B. J. Harvey, P.E. Higuera, M.C. Mack, R.K. Meentemeyer, M.R. Metz, G.L.W. Perry, T. Schoennagel, and M.G. Turner. 2016. Changing disturbance regimes, ecological memory, and forest resilience.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14: 369-378. *Open Access 

[40] Marlon, J. R., R. Kelly, A.L. Daniau, B. Vannière, M. J. Power, P. Bartlein, P.E. Higuera, O. Blarquez, S. Brewer, and T. Brücher. 2016. Reconstructions of biomass burning from sediment-charcoal records to improve data–model comparisons. Biogeosciences 13: 3225-3244. *Open Access 

[39] Kranabetter, J.M., K.K. McLauchlan, S.K. Enders, J.M. Fraterrigo, P.E. Higuera, J.L. Morris@, E.B. Rastetter, R. Barnes, B. Buma, D.G. Gavin, L.M. Gerhart, L. Gillson, P. Hietz, M.C. Mack, B. McNeil, and S. Perakis. 2016. Temporal scaling of biogeochemical response to ecosystem disturbance. Ecosystems. 19: 387-395.

[38] Abbot, B.W., J.B. Jones, E.A.G. Schuur, F.S. Chapin III, and 96 others including P.E. Higuera. 2016. Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment. Environmental Research Letters. 11: 034014. *Open Access 

[37] Tinkham, W.T., A.M.S. Smith, P.E. Higuera, J.A. Hatten, N.W. Brewer, and S.H. Doerr. 2016. Replacing time with space: using laboratory fire to explore the effects of repeated burning on black carbon degredation. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 242-248.

[36] Smith, A.M.S., C.A. Kolden, T.B. Paveglio, M.A. Cochrane, D.M.J.S. Bowman, M.A. Moritz, A.D. Kliskey, L. Alessa, A.T. Hudak, C.M. Hoffman, J.A. Lutz, L.P. Queen, S.J. Goetz, P.E. Higuera, L. Boschetti, M. Flannigan, K.M. Yedinak, A.C. Watts, E.K. Strand, J.W. van Wagtendonk, J.W. Anderson, B.J. Stocks, and J.T. Abatzoglou. 2016. The Science of Firescapes: Achieving Fire-Resilient Communities. BioScience. 66:130-146.

[35] #Kemp, K.B., P.E. Higuera, and P. Morgan. 2016. Fire legacies impact conifer regeneration across environmental gradients in the U.S. northern Rockies. Landscape Ecology. 31: 619-636.

[34] Higuera, P.E. 2015. Taking time to consider the causes and consequences of large wildfires. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112: 13137-13139.

[33] Hu, F.S., P.E. Higuera, P.A. Duffy, M.L. Chipman, A.V. Rocha, #A.M. Young, R. Kelly, and M.C. Dietze. 2015. Tundra fires in the Arctic: Natural variability and responses to climate changeFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13: 369-377. *Open Access 

[32] Klos, P. Z., J. Abatzoglou, A. Bean, J. Blades, M. A. Clark, M. Dodd, T. E. Hall, A. Haruch, P.E. Higuera, J. D. Holbrook, V. S. Jansen, #K. Kemp, A. Lankford, T. E. Link, T. Magney, A. J. H. Meddens, L. Mitchell, B. Moore, P. Morgan, B. A. Newingham, R. J. Niemeyer, B. Soderquist, A. A. Suazo, K. T. Vierling, V. Walden, and C. Walsh. 2015. Indicators of climate change in Idaho: An assessment framework for coupling biophysical change and social perceptionWeather, Climate, and Society. 7, DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-13-00070.1

[31]Higuera, P.E., J. T. Abatzoglou, J. S. Littell, and P. Morgan. 2015. The Changing Strength and Nature of Fire-Climate Relationships in the Northern Rocky Mountains, U.S.A., 1902-2008. PLoS ONE. 10:e0127563. *Open Access 

[30] @Morris, J. L., K. K. McLauchlan, and P.E. Higuera. 2015. Sensitivity and complacency of sedimentary biogeochemical records to climate-mediated forest disturbancesEarth-Science Reviews. 148:121-133. 

[29] Chipman, M.L., V. Hudspith, P.E. Higuera, P.A. Duffy, R.F. Kelly, W.W. Oswald, and F.S. Hu. 2015. Spatiotemporal patterns of tundra fires: Late-Quaternary records from AlaskaBiogeosciences. 12: 4017-4027. *Open Access 

[28] Higuera, P.E., C.E. Briles, and C. Whitlock. Fire-regime complacency and sensitivity to centennial- through millennial-scale climate change in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests, Colorado, U.S.A. 2014. Journal of Ecology. 102: 1429-1441. 

Access the recommendation on F1000Prime[27] #Dunnette P.V., P.E. Higuera, K.K. McLauchlan, @K.M. Derr, C.E. Briles, M.H. Keefe. 2014. Biogeochemical impacts of wildfires over four millennia in a Rocky Mountain subalpine watershed. 2014. New Phytologist . 203: 900-912 *The definitive version is available at
Selected media coverage: Physics.orgNorthwest Public Radio. [Press Release at New Phytologist]

[@] @Morris J.L., C. Courtney-Mustaphi, V. Carter, J. Watt, @K. Derr, M.F.J. Pisaric, R.S. Anderson, & A. Brunelle. 2014. Do bark beetle remains in lake sediments correspond to severe outbreaks? A review of published and ongoing researchQuaternary International. 387: 72-86.

[26] McLauchlan, 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.D. Marshal, M. McGlone, J.L. Morris, L.E. Nave, B.N. Shuman, E.A.H. Smithwick, D.H. Urrego, D.A. Wardel, C.J. Williams, and J.J. Williams. 2014. Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescalesBioscience. 64: 105-116. 

Access the recommendation on F1000Prime[25] Kelly, R.F.*, M.L. Chipman*, P.E. Higuera, V. Stefanova, L.B. Brubaker, and F.S. Hu. 2013. Recent burning of boreal forests exceeds variability of the past 10,000 years.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110: 13055-13060 
Selected media coverage: Scientific AmericaLA TimesNSF Science 360, Fairbanks Daily News MinerCBC Radio.

 McWethy, D.B., P.E. Higuera, C. Whitlock, T.T. Veblen, D.M.J.S. Bowman, G. Cary, S.G. Haberle, R.E. Kean, B.D. Maxwell, M.S. McGlone, G.L.W. Perry, J.M. Wilmshurst, A. Holz, and A. Tepley. 2013. A conceptual framework for predicting temperate ecosystem sensitivity to human impacts on fire regimesGlobal Ecology & Biogeography, 22: 900-912. 

[23] Barrett, C.M.*, Kelly, R.F.*, Higuera, P.E., and F.S. Hu. 2013. Climatic and land-cover influences on the spatiotemporal dynamics of Holocene boreal fire regimes. Ecology, 92: 389-402. 

[22] Brewer, N.W.*, A.M.S. Smith, J.A. Hatten, P.E. Higuera, A.T. Hudak, R.D. Ottmar, and *W.T. Tinkham. 2013. Fuel Moisture Influences on Fire-altered Carbon in Masticated Fuels: An Experimental StudyJournal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 118: 1-11. doi: 10.1029/2012JG002079 

[21] Rocha, A.V., M.M. Loranty, P.E. Higuera, M.C. Mack, F.S. Hu, B.M. Jones, A.L. Breen, E.B. Rastetter, S.J. Goetz, and G.R. Shaver. 2012. The footprint of Alaskan tundra fires during the past half-century: implications for surface properties and radiative forcingEnvironmental Research Letters, 7: 044039. *Open Access

[20] Higuera, P.E., Chipman, M.L.*, Barnes, J.L., Urban, M.A., and F.S. Hu. 2011. Variability of tundra fire regimes in Arctic Alaska: millennial scale patterns and ecological implications. Ecological Applications, 21: 3211-3226. 

[19] Higuera, P.E., C. Whitlock, and J. Gage*. 2011. Linking tree-ring and sediment-charcoal records to reconstruct fire occurrence and area burned in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A. The Holocene, 21: 327-341.

[18]Kelly, R.F.*, P.E. Higuera, C.M. Barrett*, and F.S. Hu. 2011. A signal-to-noise index to quantify the potential for peak detection in sediment-charcoal recordsQuaternary Research, 75: 11-17. 

[17] Higuera, P.E., D.G. Gavin, P.J. Bartlein and D.J. Hallett. 2010. Peak detection in sediment-charcoal records: impacts of alternative data analysis methods on fire-history interpretationsInternational Journal of Wildland Fire, 19: 996-1014. 

Hu, F.S., P.E. Higuera, J.E. Walsh, W.L. Chapman, P.A. Duffy, L.B. Brubaker, and M.L. Chipman*. 2010. Tundra burning in Alaska: linkages to climatic change and sea-ice retreatJournal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 115, G04002, doi:10.1028/2009JG001270. 
Selected media coverage: Science DailyDiscovery News

[15] Whitlock, C., P.E. Higuera, D. McWethy, and C.E. Briles. 2010. Paleoecological perspectives on fire ecology: revisiting the fire regime concept.The Open Ecology Journal, 3: 6-23. *Open Access

[14] Ali, A.A., P.E. Higuera, Y. Bergeron, and C. Carcaillet. 2009. Comparing fire-history interpretations based on area, number and estimated volume of macroscopic charcoal in lake sediments.Quaternary Research. 72: 462-468.

[13] Brubaker, L.B., P.E. Higuera, T.S. Rupp, M. Olson, P.M. Anderson, and F.S. Hu. 2009. Linking sediment charcoal records and ecological modeling to understand causes of past fire-regime change in Alaskan boreal forestsEcology 90: 1788-1801. 

Higuera, P.E., L.B. Brubaker, P.M. Anderson, F.S. Hu, T.A. Brown. 2009. Vegetation mediated the impacts of postglacial climate change on fire regimes in the south-central Brooks Range, AlaskaEcological Monographs. 79: 201-219. 
Press Release andcoverage in Science Daily

Marlon, J.R., P.J. Bartlein, M.K. Walsh, S.P. Harrison, K.J. Brown, M.E. Edwards, P.E. Higuera, M.J. Power, C. Whitlock, R.S. Anderson, C. Briles, A. Brunelle, C. Carcaillet, M. Daniels, F.S. Hu, M. Lavoie, C. Long, T. Minckley, P.J.H. Richard, S.L. Shafer, W. Tinner, and C. Umbanhowar. 2009. Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North AmericaProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106: 2519-2524. 
Selected popular media coverage: Science Daily

Marlon, J.R., P.J. Bartlein, C. Carcaillet, D.G. Gavin, S.P. Harrison, P.E. Higuera, F. Joos, M.J. Power, and I.C. Prentice. 2008. Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millenniaNature Geoscience. 1: 697-702; supplementary material
Selected popular media coverage: Science Daily

[9] Sugimura, W., D.G. Sprugel, L.B. Brubaker, and P.E. Higuera. 2008. Millennial-scale changes in local vegetation and fire regimes on Mt. Constitution, Orcas Island, Washington, USA, using small hollow sediments. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 38: 566-575. 

Briles, C.E., C. Whitlock, P.J. Bartlein, and P.E. Higuera. 2008. Regional and local controls on postglacial vegetation and fire in the Siskiyou Mountains, northern California, USAPalaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. 265: 159-169. 

Higuera, P.E., L.B. Brubaker, P.M. Anderson, T.A. Brown, A.T. Kennedy#, and F.S. Hu. 2008. Frequent Fires in Ancient Shrub Tundra: Implications of Paleo-records for Arctic Environmental ChangePLoS ONE, 3: e0001744. *Open Access
Featured in Editors' Choice in Science 328:586  Comment on and freely access a PDF of this paper
Selected popular media coverage: New ScientistScience DailyThe Economic TimesOur World, Voice of America Radio, March 15, 2008 (MP3 file)

Power, M.J., J. Marlon, N. Ortiz, P.J. Bartlein, S.P. Harrison, F.E. Mayle, A. Ballouche, R.H.W. Bradshaw, C. Carcaillet, C. Cordova, S. Mooney, P.I. Moreno, I.C. Prentice, K.Thonicke, W. Tinner, C. Whitlock, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhao, A.A. Ali, R.S. Anderson, R. Beer, H. Behling, C. Briles, K.J. Brown, A. Brunelle, M. Bush, P. Camill, G.Q. Chu, J. Clark, D. Colombaroli, S. Connor, A.L. Daniau, M. Daniels, J. Dodson, E. Doughty, M. E. Edwards, W. Finsinger, D. Foster, J. Frechette, M.J. Gaillard, D.G. Gavin, E. Gobet, S. Haberle, D.J. Hallett, P. Higuera, G. Hope, S. Horn, J. Inoue, P. Kaltenrieder, L. Kennedy, Z.C. Kong, C. Larsen, C.J. Long, J. Lynch, E.A. Lynch, M. McGlone, S. Meeks, S. Mensing, G. Meyer, T. Minckley, J. Mohr, D.M. Nelson, J. New, R. Newnham, R. Noti, W. Oswald, J. Pierce, P.J.H. Richard, C. Rowe, M.F.S. Goni, B.N. Shuman, H. Takahara, J. Toney, C. Turney, D.H. Urrego-Sanchez, C. Umbanhowar, M. Vandergoes, B. Vanniere, E. Vescovi, M. Walsh, X. Wang, N. Williams, J. Wilmshurst, and J.H. Zhang. 2008. Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal dataClimate Dynamics, 30:887-907. 

[5]Higuera, P.E., M.E. Peters, L.B. Brubaker, and D.G. Gavin. 2007. Understanding the origin and analysis of sediment charcoal records with a simulation modelQuaternary Science Reviews26: 1790-1809. 

 Peters, M.E., and P.E. Higuera. 2007. Quantifying the source area of macroscopic charcoal with a particle dispersal modelQuaternary Research, 67: 304-310. 

[3] Hu, F.S., L.B. Brubaker, D.G. Gavin, P.E. Higuera, J.A. Lynch, T.S. Rupp, and W. Tinner. 2006. How climate and vegetation influence the fire regime of the Alaskan Boreal Biome: the Holocene perspectiveMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 11: 829-846. 

[2]Higuera, P.E., L.B. Brubaker, and D.G. Sprugel. 2005. Reconstructing fire regimes with charcoal from small hollows: a calibration with tree-ring records of fireThe Holocene, 15: 238-251. 

[1] Trombulak, S.C., P.E. Higuera, and M. DesMeules. 2001. Population trends of wintering bats in VermontNortheastern Naturalist, 8: 51-62. 

Non-refereed Publications (invited editorials, reviews, etc.)

[10] Higuera, P.E., Shuman, B.N., and #Wolf, K.D. 2021. Rocky Mountain forest burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years. The Conversation. June 14, 2021.  *Invited public-facing summary.

[9] Higuera, P.E., and Abatzoglou, J.T. 2021. Record-setting climate enabled the extraordinary 2020 fire season in the western United States. Global Change Biology, 27: 1-2 doi:10.1111/gcb.15388 *Invited Editorial [Univ. of Montana Press Release]

[8] Higuera, P., Dodson, E., Metcalf, A., and Dobrowski, S. September 22, 2020. There will be more wildfire. What should we do?The Washington Post*Invited Opinion

[7] Higuera, P.E. 2019. First- and Second-order Fire Effects. In: Manzello S. (eds) Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Springer. 

[6] Higuera, P., Hoffmann, H.M., Miller, S.R., and Saxer, S.R. 2019. Climate change, population demographics, and wildfire planning in the West. Trends, the e-newsletter of the American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Resources Section.

[5] Higuera, P.E, A.J. Larson, and E.C. Metcalf. October 28, 2017. Learning to live with Western wildfires. Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman, MT. *Invited Opinion

[4] Higuera, P.E. 2015. Taking time to consider the causes and consequences of large wildfires.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112:13137-13139. *Invited commentary

[3]Higuera, P.E., J.L. Barnes, M.L. Chipman*, M. Urban, and F.S. Hu. 2011. Tundra fire history over the past 6000 years in the Noatak National Preserve, northwestern Alaska. Alaska Park Science 10:37-41. 

[2] McWethy D.B., S.T. Gray, P.E. Higuera, J.S. Littell, G.T. Pederson, A.J. Ray, and C. Whitlock. 2010. Climate and terrestrial ecosystem change in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and Upper Columbia Basin: Historical and future perspectives for natural resource managementNatural Resource Report NPS/GRYN/NRR—2010/260. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

[1] Higuera, P.E., D.G. Gavin, P.D. Henne, and R.F. Kelly*. 2010. Recent advances in the analysis and interpretation of sediment-charcoal recordsPAGES Newsletter,18: 57-59. 


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Philip Higuera, Professor
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