HETF Related Publications

Below is a working list of HETF related publications which are added to the list annually. The HETF does have some publications digitally and you can request copies if needed by emailing the HETF Project Manager.

2014


  • Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina J., et al. CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology (2014), doi: 10.1111/gcb.12712.
  • Bothwell et al. (2014), Leaf litter decomposition rates increase with rising mean annual temperature in Hawaiian tropical montane wet forests. PeerJ 2:e685; DOI 10.7717/peerj.685
  • Broadbent, E. N., A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, G. P. Asner, C. B. Field, B. E. Rosenheim, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, D. E. Knapp, D. Burke, C. Giardina, and S. Cordell. 2014. Linking rainforest ecophysiology and microclimate through fusion of airborne LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery. Ecosphere 5(5):57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00255.1
  • Cavaleri MA, Ostertag R, Cordell S, Sack L (2014) Native trees show conservative water use relative to invasive trees: results from a removal experiment in a Hawaiian wet forest. Conservation Physiology 2: doi:10.1093/conphys/cou016.
  • Cleveland, C.C., S. Reed, A. Keller, D. Nemergut, S. O'Neill, R. Ostertag, P. Vitousek. 2013. Litter quality versus microbial community controls over decomposition: a quantitative analysis. Oecologia 10.1007/s00442-013-2758-9%T
  • Cram, D., Cordell, S., Giardina, C., Litton, C.M., Moller, E., Pickett, E., and Friday, J.B. 2013. Fire and Drought in Paradise - Say It Isn't So, Smokey. Rural Connections. 7:19-22.
  • Giardina, Christian P., Creighton M. Litton, Susan E. Crow and Gregory P. Asner. Warming-related increases in soil CO2 eux are explained by increased below-ground carbon flux. Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, 2014. http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nclimate2322
  • Mascaro, J., Litton, C.M., Hughes, R.F., Uowolo, A., Schnitzer, S.A. 2014. Is logarithmic transformation necessary in allometry? Ten, one-hundred, one-thousand-times yes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111:230-233.
  • Ostertag R, Inman-Narahari F, Cordell S, Giardina CP, Sack L (2014) Forest Structure in Low-Diversity Tropical Forests: A Study of Hawaiian Wet and Dry Forests. PLoS ONE 9(8): e103268. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103268
  • Questad, E., Kellner, J.R., Kinney, K, Cordell, S., Asner, G.P., Thaxton, J., Diep, J., Uowolo, A., Brooks, S., Inman-Narahari, N., Evans, S., and Tucker, B. 2014. Ecological Applications. Mapping habitat suitability for at-risk plants and its implications for restoration and reintroduction. 24:385-395
  • Questad, Erin J. et al. Mapping habitat suitability for at-risk plant species and its implications for restoration and reintroduction. Ecological Applications, 24(2), 2014, pp. 385-395.
  • Schulten, Jodie R., T. Colleen Cole , Susan Cordell , Keiko M. Publico , Rebecca Ostertag , Jaime E. Enoka, and Jene D. Michaud. Persistence of Native Trees in an Invaded Hawaiian Lowland Wet Forest: Experimental Evaluation of Light and Water Constraints. Pacific Science 68(2):267-285. 2014
  • Selmants, Paul C., Creighton M. Litton, Christian P. Giardina and Gregory P. Asner. Ecosystem carbon storage does not vary with mean annual temperature in Hawaiian tropical montane wet forests. Global Change Biology (2014), doi: 10.1111/gcb.12636
  • Strauch, Ayron M., Richard A. Mackenzie, Gregory L. Bruland, Ralph Tingley III, and Christian P. Giardina. Climate Change and Land Use Drivers of Fecal Bacteria in Tropical Hawaiian Rivers. Journal of Environmental Quality (2014), pp. 1475-1483.

    2013


  • Chynoweth, M.W., C.M. Litton, C.A. Lepczyk, S.C. Hess, and S. Cordell. Biology and Impacts of Pacific Island Invasive Species. Capra hircus, the Feral Goat, (Mammalia: Bovidae). Pacific Science.
  • Croucher, P.J.P., Oxford, G.S., Lam, A., Mody, N., Gillespie, R.G. 2012. Colonization history and population genetics of the exuberantly color polymorphic Hawaiian happy-face spider Theridion grallator (Araneae, Theridiidae). Evolution 66: 2815-2833.
  • Inman-Narahari, Faith, Rebecca Ostertag, Susan Cordell, Christian P. Giardina, Kehauwealani Nelson-Kaula, and Lawren Sack 2013. Seedling recruitment factors in low-diversity Hawaiian wet forest: towards global comparisons among tropical forests. Ecosphere 4:art24.
  • Iwashita, D.K., Litton, C.M., Giardina, C.P. 2013. Coarse woody debris carbon storage across a mean annual temperature gradient in tropical montane wet forest. Forest Ecology and Management 291:336-343.
  • Murphy-Winters, M., Inman-Narahari, F., Ostertag, R., Litton, C.M. 2013. Invasive feral pigs reduce tree fern growth and survival in a native-dominated Hawaiian montane wet forest. Biological Invasions 16:63-71; DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0503-2.
  • Tango LKK, Hughes RF, Hiraoka K, Murphy M, Cantan A. 2012. Recruitment of the dominant native Hawaiian tree, Metrosideros polymorpha, limited by alien invaders. Paper, Ecological Society of America in Portland, OR (08/06/2012)
  • Vitousek, Peter M., and Oliver A. Chadwick. 2013. "Pedogenic Thresholds and Soil Process Domains in Basalt-Derived Soils." Ecosystems 16.8: 1379-395. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9690-z

    2012


  • Asner GP, Hughes RF, Mascaro J, Uowolo AL, Knapp DE, Jacobson J, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Clark JK. 2011. High-resolution carbon mapping on the million-hectare Island of Hawai`i. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1890/100179
  • Asner GP, Powell GVN, Mascaro J, Knapp DE, Clark JK, Jacobson J, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Balaji A, Paez-Acosta G, Victoria E, Secada L, Valqui M, Hughes RF. 2010. High-resolution forest carbon stocks and emissions in the Amazon.
  • Asner GP, Hughes RF, Varga TA, Knapp DE, Kennedy-Bowdoin T. 2009. Environmental controls over aboveground biomass throughout a tropical rain forest. Ecosystems 12:261-278.
  • Asner GP, Hughes RF, Vitousek PM, Knapp DE, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Boardman J, Martin RE, Eastwood M, Green RO. 2008. Invasive plants transform the three-dimensional structure of rain forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105:4519-4523
  • Asner GP, Jones MO, Martin RE, Knapp DE, Hughes RF. 2008. Remote sensing of native and invasive species in Hawaiian forests. Remote Sensing of the Environment 112:1912-1926
  • Asner GP, Knapp DE, Kennedy-Bowdoin T, Jones MO, Martin RE, Boardman J, Hughes RF. 2008. Invasive species detection in Hawaiian Rainforests using in flight fusion of airborne imaging spectroscopy and LiDAR.
  • Litton, C.M., Giardina, C.P., Albano, J.K., Long, M.S., Asner, G.P. 2011. The magnitude and variability of soil-surface CO2 efflux increase with temperature in Hawaiian tropical montane wet forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:2315-2323.
  • Mascaro, J., Litton, C.M., Hughes, R.F., Uowolo, A., Schnitzer, S.A. 2011. Minimizing bias in biomass allometry: Model selection and log-transformation of data. Biotropica 43:649-653.
  • Peltzer, D.A., D.A. Wardle, V.J. Allison, T.W. Baisden, R.D. Bardgett, O.A. Chadwick, L.M. Condron, R.L. Parfitt, S. Porder, S.J. Richardson, B.L. Turner, P.M. Vitousek, J. Walker, and L.R. Walker. 2010. Understanding ecosystem retrogression. Ecological Monographs 80:509-529. [doi:10.1890/09-1552.1]
  • Thaxton, J.M., Cordell, S., Cabin, R.J., Sandquist, D.R. In press Non-native grass Pennisetum setaceum decreases water availability and seedling performance during Hawaiian dry forest restoration. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2011.00793. (Refereed Journal Article)
  • Kellner, J.R. Asner, G.P., Ambagis, S., Cordell, S., Thaxton, J, Kinney, K.M., Kennedy-Bowdoin, T., Knapp, T., Questad, T. In press Potential and limitations of historical aerial photography to quantify vegetation dynamics in a tropical dry forest in Hawaii. Pacific Science. (Refereed Journal Article)

    2011


  • Asner, Gregory P et al. "High-resolution carbon mapping on the million-hectare Island of Hawaii." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9, no. 8 (2011): 434-439. doi: 10.1890/100179.
  • Benner, J., P.M. Vitousek, and R. Ostertag. "Nutrient cycling in tropical montane cloud forest". p 90-100. In Bruijnzeel, L.A., L. Hamilton, and F. Scatena (eds.), Tropical Montane Cloud Forests. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Kellner, J. R., G. P. Asner, P. M. Vitousek, M. A. Tweiten, S. Hotchkiss, O. A. Chadwick. "Dependence of forest structure and dynamics on substrate age and ecosystem development". Ecosystems (2011)DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9472-4.
  • Reed, S. C., A. R. Townsend, P. G. Taylor and C. C. Cleveland. "Phosphrous Cycling in Tropical Forests Growing on Highly Weathered Soil". In: Phosphrous in Action - Biological Processes in Soil Phosphrous Cycling. Soil Biology Volume 100, Part 3 (2011): 339-369, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15271-9_14.
  • Reed, S.C., P.M. Vitousek, and C.C. Cleveland. "Nutrient limitation in terrestrial ecosystems: are belowground patterns consistent with those aboveground?" Biogeochemistry (2010). DOI: 10.1007/s10533-010-9522-6
  • Vitousek, P.M., C.M. D'Antonio, and G.P. Asner. "Invasions and ecosystems: vulnerabilities and the contribution of new technologies". p. 277-288, in Richardson, D.M. (editor), Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, 2011.

    2010


  • Bern, C. R., M. A. Brzezinski, C. Beucher, K. Ziegler, and O. A. Chadwick. Weathering, dust, and biocycling effects on soil silicon isotope ratios. 2010. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: 876-889.
  • Bonaccorso, Frank. Ope`ape`a: Solving the puzzles of Hawai`i's only bat. 2010. Bats 28(4): 10-12.
  • Cordell, S., Asner, G.P., Thaxton, J. The Potential for Restoration to Break the Grass/Fire Cycle in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawai`i. SERDP 2009 Annual Report. Submitted February 12, 2009
  • Cordell, S., Asner, G.P., Thaxton, J. The Potential for Restoration to Break the Grass/Fire Cycle in Dryland Ecosystems in Hawai`i. SERDP 2009 Annual Report. Submitted February 1, 2010
  • Giardina, C. 2008. Forests. Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Sage Publications, Inc, 1552 p. (Invited; Refereed).
  • Giardina, C. 2008. Gross Primary Production. Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Sage Publications, Inc, 1552 p. (Invited; Refereed).
  • Giardina, C. 2008. Soil Organic Carbon. Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Sage Publications, Inc, 1552 p. (Invited; Refereed).
  • Inman-Narahari, F., Giardina, C., Ostertag, R., Cordell, S. and Sack, L. 2010. Digital data collection in forest plots. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 274-279.
  • Kinney, K.M., Kellner, J.R., Selvig, M., Asner, G.P., Cordell, S., Questad, E., Thaxton, J.M. Knapp, D.E., Kennedy-Bowdoin, T. 2010. An Eye on Restoration: New Remote Sensing Approaches that Change the Way We See Dryland Ecosystem Restoration in Hawai`i. Environmental Management Publication. Volume 49, pg 4-5.
  • Litton, C.M., Giardina, C.P., 2008. Below-ground carbon flux and partitioning: Global patterns and response to temperature. Functional Ecology 22, 941-954.
  • Litton, C.M., Kauffman, J.B., 2008. Allometric models for predicting aboveground biomass in two widespread woody plants in Hawaii. Biotropica 40, 313-320.
  • Mikutta, R., K. Kaiser, N. Dorr, A. Vollmer, O. A. Chadwick, J. Chorover, M. G. Kramer, and G. Guggenberger. Mineralogical impact on organic nitrogen across long-term soil chronosequence (0.3-4100 kyr). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: 2142-2164.
  • Peltzer, Duane A., David A. Wardle, Victoria J. Allison, W. Troy Baisden, Richard D. Bardgett, Oliver A. Chadwick, Leo M. Condron, Roger L. Parfitt, Stephen Porder, Sarah J. Richardson, Benjamin L. Turner, Peter M. Vitousek, Joe Walker, and Lawrence R. Walker. 2010. Understanding ecosystem retrogression. Ecological Monographs 80: 509-529. [doi:10.1890/09-1552.1]
  • Ryan, M. G., M. E. Harmon, R. A. Birdsey, C. Giardina, L. S. Heath, R. A. Houghton, R. B. Jackson, D. C. McKinley, J. F. Morrison, B. C. Murray, D. E. Pataki, and K. E. Skog. 2010. A Synthesis of the Science on Forests and Carbon for US Forests. Issues in Ecology, Report Number 13.
  • Sack, L. Inman-Narahari, F., Cordell, S., Giardina, C., and Ostertag, B. 2010. Forest Dynamics Plots Established in Hawai`i to Track Tree Regeneration Patterns and Climate Change Responses. UCLA Institute of the Environment, Center for Tropical Science Newsletter. http://www.ioe.ucla.edu/ctr/news/article.asp?parentID=6406
  • Vitousek, P. M., M. A. Tweiten, J. Kellner, S. C. Hotchkiss, O. A. Chadwick, and G. P. Asner. 2010. Top-down analysis of forest structure and biogeochemistry across Hawaiian landscapes. Pacific Science 64: 359-366.

    2009


  • Amatangelo, K.A., and P.M. Vitousek. Contrasting predictors of fern versus angiosperm decomposition in a common garden. Biotropica 41: 154-161.
  • Asner, G.P., R.F. Hughes, T.A. Varga, D.E. Knapp, and T. Kennedy-Bowdoin. Environmental and biotic controls over aboveground biomass throughout a rainforest. Ecosystems 12:261-278.
  • Busby, P., Vitousek, P., Dirzo, R., Prevalence of Tree Regeneration by Sprouting and Seeding Along a Rainfall Gradient in Hawai`i. Biotropica 41(1): 80-86
  • Chadwick, O.A., L.A. Derry, C.R. Bern, and P.M. Vitousek. Sources of strontium to soil minerals and ecosystems across the Hawaiian Islands. Chemical Geology doi:10.1016/jchemgeo.2009.01.009.
  • Giambelluca, T.W., R.E. Martin, G.P. Asner, M. Huang, R.G. Mudd, M.A. Nullet, J.K. DeLay, and D. Foote. Evapotranspiration and energy balance of native wet montane cloud forest in Hawaii. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149:230-243.
  • Kellner, J.R., and G.P. Asner. Convergent structural responses of tropical forests to diverse disturbance regimes. Ecology Letters 12: 887-897.
  • Martin, R.E., and G.P. Asner. 2009. Leaf biochemical and optical properties of Metrosideros polymorpha across environmental gradients in Hawai'i. Biotropica 41(3):292-301.
  • Vitousek, P.M., G.P. Asner, O.A. Chadwick, and S.C. Hotchkiss. Landscape-level variation in forest structure and biogeochemistry across a substrate age gradient in Hawai`i. Ecology 90:3074-3086.
  • Wardle, D.A., R.D. Bardgett, L.R. Walker, and K.I. Bonner. Among- and within-species variation in plant litter decomposition in contrasting long-term chronosequences. Functional Ecology 23: 442-453.

    2008


  • Amatangelo, K.L., and P.M. Vitousek. Fern phylogeny and nutrient stoichiometry. Oecologia. 157: 619-627
  • Asner, G.P., M.O. Jones, R.E. Martin, D.E. Knapp, and R.F. Hughes. Remote sensing of native and invasive species in Hawaiian forests. Remote Sensing of Environment 112:1912-1926.
  • Asner, G.P., D.E. Knapp, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, M.O. Jones, R.E. Martin, J. Boardman, and R.F. Hughes. Invasive species detection in Hawaiian rainforests using airborne imaging spectroscopy and LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 112:1942-1955.
  • Asner, G.P., R.F. Hughes, P.M. Vitousek, D.E. Knapp, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, J. Boardman, R.E. Martin, M. Eastwood, and R.O. Green. Invasive plants alter the 3-D structure of rainforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:4519-4523.
  • Friday, J.B., Scowcroft, P.G., Ares, Adrian. Responses of native and invasive plant species to selective logging in an Acacia koa-Metrosideros polymorpha forest in Hawaii. Applied Vegetation Science 11:471-482.
  • Wardle, D.A., R.D. Bardgett, L.R. Walker, D.A. Peltzer, and A. Lagerstrom. The response of plant diversity to ecosystem regression: evidence from contrasting long-term chronosequences. Oikos 117: 93-103.

    2007


  • Bern, C.R., S. Porder and A. R. Townsend. Erosion and landscape development decouple strontium and sulfur in the transition to dominance by atmospheric inputs. Geoderma 142: 274-284.
  • Gruner, D.S. Geological age, ecosystem development, and arboreal arthropod community structure in the Hawaiian Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 90:551-570.
  • Porder, S., P.M. Vitousek, O.A. Chadwick, C.P. Chamberlain, and G.E. Hilley. Uplift, erosion, and phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems. Ecosystems 10: 158-170.


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