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Researchers on the CECS project have published several peer-reviewed journal articles, either fully or partially supported by CECS through the California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Program with funds from California Climate Investments—Cap-and-Trade Dollars at Work.

You can find a list of papers published to date below. Click on the links in blue to access the manuscript for each publication.

  1. Chung, M. G., Guo, H., Nyelele, C., Egoh, B. N., Goulden, M. L., Keske, C. M., & Bales, R. C. Valuation of forest-management and wildfire disturbance on water and carbon fluxes in mountain headwaters. Ecohydrology,, 2024
  2. Ma, Q., Su, Y., Niu, C., Hu, T., Luo, X., Tai, X., Qiu, T., Zhang, Y., Bales, R.C., Liu, L., Kelly, M., Guo, Q. Tree mortality during long-term droughts is lower in structurally complex forest stands. Nature Communications, Volume 14. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-43083-8, 2023.
  3. Eriksson, M., Safeeq, M., Padilla, L., Pathak, P., O'Geen, A., Egoh, B., Lugg, J., Bales, R. Drivers of social acceptance of natural-resource management: A comparison of the public and professionals in California. Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 345, doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118605, 2023.
  4. Seipp, K.Q., Maurer, T., Elias, M., Saksa, P., Keske, C., Oleson, K., Egoh, B., Cleveland, C., Nyelele, C., Goncalves, N., Hemes, K., Wyrsch, P., Lewis, D., Chung, M.G., Guo, H., Conklin, M., Bales, R. A multi-benefit framework for funding forest management in fire-driven ecosystems across the Western U.S. Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 344. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118270, 2023.
  5. Guo, H., Goulden, M., Chung, M.G., Nyelele, C., Egoh, B., Keske, C., Conklin, M., Bales, R. Valuing the benefits of forest restoration on enhancing hydropower and water supply in California’s Sierra Nevada, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 876, doi:
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162836, 2023.
  6. Eriksson, M., Safeeq, M., Pathak, T., Egoh, B.N. and Bales, R. Using stakeholder-based fuzzy cognitive mapping to assess benefits of restoration in wildfire-vulnerable forests. Restoration Ecology, Volume 31: e13766. Doi: 10.1111/rec.13766, 2023.
  7. Roche J.W., Wilson K.N., Ma Q. Bales R.C. Water balance for gaged watersheds in the Central Sierra Nevada, California and Nevada, United States . Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Volume 5. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2022.861711, 2022.
  8. Chen, B., and Y. Jin. Spatial patterns and drivers for wildfire ignitions in California. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 17, Issue 5. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac60da, 2022.
  9. Weichao Guo, Mohammad Safeeq, Hongyan Liu, Xiuchen Wu, Guotao Cui, Qin Ma, Michael L. Goulden, Mats Lindeskog, Roger C. Bales. Mechanisms Controlling Carbon Sinks in Semi-Arid Mountain Ecosystems. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 36, Issue 3. doi: 10.1029/2021GB007186, 2022.
  10. Knight, Clarke A., R. E. Tompkins, J. A. Wang, R. York, M. L. Goulden, and J. J. Battles. Accurate tracking of forest activity key to multi-jurisdictional management goals: A case study in California. Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 302, Part B, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.114083, 2022.
  11. Gutierrez, A.A., S. Hantson, B. Langenbrunner, B. Chen, Y. Jin, M.L. Goulden, and J.T. Randerson. Wildfire response to changing daily temperature extremes in California’s Sierra Nevada. Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abe6417, 2021.
  12. Chen, B., Y. Jin, E. Scaduto, M. A, Moritz, M. L. Goulden, J. T., Randerson, Climate, Fuel, and Land Use Shaped the Spatal Pattern of Wildfire in California’s Sierra NevadaJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1029/2020JG005786, 2021.
  13. Chen, Y., J. T. Randerson, S. R. Coffield, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, P. Smyth, C. A. Graff, D. C. Morton, N. Andela, G. R. van der Werf, L. Giglio, and L. E. Ott, Forecasting global fire emissions on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescalesJ. Adv. in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), doi:10.1029/2019MS001955, 2020.
  14. Coffield, S. R., Hemes, K. S., Koven, C. D., Goulden, M. L., & Randerson, J. T. Climate-driven limits to future carbon storage in California’s wildland ecosystems. AGU Advances, 2, e2021AV000384., 2021.
  15. Graff C., S. Coffield, Y. Chen, E. Foufoula-Georgiou, J. Randerson, and P. Smyth, Forecasting daily wildfire activity using Poisson RegressionIEEE Transactions in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2968029, 2020.
  16. Hantson, S., T. Huxman, S. Kimball, J. Randerson, M. Goulden, Warming as a Driver of Vegetation Loss in the Sonoran Desert of CaliforniaJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1029/2020JG005942, 2021.
  17. Huang, Y., Y. Jin, M. Schwartz, and J. Thorne, Intensified burn severity in California’s northern coastal mountains by drier climactic condition, Environmental Research Letters, 2020.
  18. Ma, Q., R. Bales, J. Rungee, M. Conklin, B. Collins, and M. L. Goulden, Wildfire controls on evapotranspiration in California’s Sierra Nevada, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125364, 2020.
  19. Roche, J., Q. Ma, J. Rungee, and R. Bales, Evapotranspiration Mapping for Forest Management in California’s Sierra Nevada, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, doi:10.3389/ffgc.2020.00069, 2020.
  20. Safeeq, M., G. Gordon, S. Lewis, and S. Hayes, Disentangling effects of forest harvest on long-term hydrologic and sediment dynamics, western Cascades, Oregon, Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124259, 2019.