Publications

Stevens, J. T., B. M. Collins, J. D. Miller, M. P. North, and S. L. Stephens. 2017. Changing spatial patterns of stand-replacing fire in California conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 406: 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.08.051 PDF Data and Code

Safford, H. D. and J. T. Stevens. 2017. Natural Range of Variation (NRV) for yellow pine and mixed conifer forests in the Sierra Nevada, southern Cascades, and Modoc and Inyo National Forests, California, USA. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-256. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 229 p. https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/publications/documents/psw_gtr256/index.shtml PDF

Stevens, J. T. 2017. Scale-dependent effects of post-fire canopy cover on snowpack depth in montane coniferous forests. Ecological Applications 27:1888-1900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eap.1575 PDF Data and Code

Collins, B. M., J. T. Stevens, J. D. Miller, S. L. Stephens, P. M. Brown, and M. P. North. 2017. Alternative characterization of forest fire regimes: incorporating spatial patterns. Landscape Ecology 32: 1543-1552. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-017-0528-5 PDF

Young, D. J. N.*, J. T. Stevens*, J. M. Earles*, J. Moore, A. Ellis, A. L. Jirka, and A. M. Latimer. 2017. Long-term climate and competition explain forest mortality patterns under extreme drought. Ecology Letters 20: 78-86. * equal contribution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12711 PDF

Stevens, J. T., B. M. Collins, J. W. Long, M. P. North, S. J. Prichard, L. W. Tarnay, and A. M. White. 2016. Evaluating potential trade-offs among fuel treatment strategies in mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada. Ecosphere 7: e01445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1445 PDF

Stevens, J. T., H. D. Safford, M. P. North, J. S. Fried, A. N. Gray, P. M. Brown, C. R. Dolanc, S. Z. Dobrowski, D. A. Falk, C. Farris, J. F. Franklin, P. Z. Fulé, K. R. Hagmann, E. E. Knapp, J. D. Miller, G. F. Smith, T. W. Swetnam, and A. H. Taylor. 2016. Average stand age from forest inventory plots does not describe historical fire regimes in ponderosa pine and mixed-conifer forests of western North America. PLoS One 11: e0147688. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0147688 PDF

Stevens, J. T., H. D. Safford, S. P. Harrison and A. M. Latimer. 2015. Forest disturbance accelerates thermophilization of understory plant communities. Journal of Ecology 103: 1253-1263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12426 PDF

Winford, E.M., J. T. Stevens, and H. D. Safford. 2015. Effects of fuel treatments on California mixed-conifer forests. California Agriculture 69: 75-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.3733/ca.v069n03p150 PDF

Zefferman, E., J. T. Stevens, G. K. Charles, M. Dunbar-Irwin, T. Emam, S. Fick, L. Morales, K. M. Wolf, D. J. N. Young, and T. P. Young. 2015. Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded: a summary of observations and proposed explanations. AoB Plants 7: plv056. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plv056 PDF

Stevens, J. T. and A. M. Latimer. 2015. Snowpack, fire, and forest disturbance: interactions affect montane invasions by non-native plants. Global Change Biology 21: 2379–2393. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12824 PDF Data and Code

Stevens, J. T., H. D. Safford, and A. M. Latimer. 2014. Wildfire-contingent effects of fuel treatments can promote ecological resilience in seasonally dry conifer forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 843-854. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2013-0460 PDF Editor’s Choice

Safford, H. D., J. T. Stevens, K. Merriam, M. D. Meyer, and A. M. Latimer. 2012. Fuel treatment effectiveness in California yellow pine and mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 274: 17-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.02.013 PDF

Stevens, J.T. and B. Beckage. 2010. Demographic responses of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) to pine savanna fires. Natural Areas Journal 30: 500-510. http://dx.doi.org/10.3375/043.030.0106 PDF

Stevens, J.T. and B. Beckage. 2009. Fire feedbacks facilitate invasion of pine savannas by Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). New Phytologist 184: 365-375. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02965.x PDF

Stevens, J.T. 2008. The role of fire disturbance in the invasion of south Florida pine savannas by Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius). The University of Vermont. MS Thesis PDF

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