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Jonathan Thompson Publications

[Note: At some point in in 2017 I adopted the convention of placing my name at the end of an author list when the work was done primarily in my lab. I’m still not sure how I feel about it.  Note also that underlined names below indicate when a co-author was a student, RA, or Post doc mentee at the time of publication] 

In Review:

Thompson, J. R., J. Plisinski, P. Olofson, C. Holden, M. Duveneck. Forest loss in New England: A projection of recent trends. In Review. 

Miller, A. J. R. Thompson, A. Tepley, K. Anderson-Teixeira, Critical thresholds in a fire-prone landscape: how fire regimes and plant responses create alternative stable equilibria . In Review.

Serra Diaz, J. M., C. Maxwell, M Lucash, R. M. Scheller, D. LaFlower, A. Miller, A. Tepley, H. Epstein, K. Anderson Teixeira, and J. R. Thompson. Disequilibrium of fire-prone forests sets the stage for a rapid decline in conifer dominance during the 21st century. Posted to PrePrint bioRxiv Archive and available here:

Smith, I., L. R. Hutyra, A. Reinmann, J. Marrs, and J. R. Thompson. Piecing together the fragments: Elucidating edge effects on forest carbon dynamics. In Review.

McBride, M. K. Fallon Lambert, and J. R. Thompson. Assessing the effects of multiple scenario development on estimates of future uncertainty. In Review. 

McBride, M., M. J. Duveneck*. K Fallon Lambert, K. A. Theoharides. J. R. Thompson.  Stakeholder perspectives on the future of New England’s landscape. In Review

Bulter, B., S. Butler, J. R. Thompson, M. Tyrrell, and P. Chawla. Segmentation of family forest owners: The current approach and future directions. In Review.


Liang, Y. , M. Duveneck, E. Gustafson, J. Serra-Diaz, J. R. Thompson. 2017. How disturbance, competition and dispersal interact to prevent tree range boundaries from keeping pace with climate change. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13847

Duveneck M. D. and J. R. Thompson. 2017. Climate change imposes phenological tradeoffs on forest net primary productivity. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences DOI: 10.1002/2017JG004025

McBride, M. F., K. F. Lambert, E. S. Huff, K. A. Theoharides, P. Field, and J. R. Thompson. 2017. Increasing the effectiveness of participatory scenario development through codesign. Ecology and Society 22(3):16.

Kittredge D. B., J. R. Thompson, L. Morreale, A. Short, L. Hutyra. 2017. Timber harvesting along a suburban - rural continuum through time.  Ecosphere. 10.1002/ecs2.1882

Shifley S., H. He, H. Leschke, W. Wang, W. Jin, E. Gustafson, J. R. Thompson, F. Thompson, W. Dijak, J. Yang.  2017. The past and future of modeling forest dynamics: from growth and yield curves to forest landscape models. Landscape Ecology. 32:1307-1325

Teply, A. J., J. R. Thompson, H. Epstein, K. Anderson-Teixeira. 2017. Vulnerability to forest loss through altered post-fire recovery dynamics in a warming climate in the Klamath Mountains. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13704

Thompson, J. R., C. D. Canham, L. Morreale, D. B. Kittredge, B. Butler. 2017. Social and biophysical variation in regional timber harvest regimes. Ecological Applications (27) 942-955

Xiao, J., Y. Liang, H. He, J.R. Thompson, W. Wang, J. Fraser, Z. Wu. 2017. The formulations of site-scale processes affect landscape-scale forest change predictions: A comparison between LANDIS PRO and LANDIS-II forest landscape models. Landscape Ecology 32:1347-1363. 

Duveneck, M.D., J. R. Thompson, E. Gustafson, and A. de Bruijn. 2017. Recovery dynamics and climate change effects to future New England forests. Landscape Ecology doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0415-5

Thompson, J. R. 2017. Reciprocity in ecological understanding (Book Review) Ecology 98(3):1939-1940.

Thorn, A. J. R. Thompson, J. Plisinski. 2016. Patterns and Predictors of Recent Forest Conversion in New England. Land. 5(3), 30; doi:10.3390/land5030030  

Mallampalli VR, Mavrommati G, Thompson JR, Duveneck MJ, Meyer SR, Ligmann-Zielinska A, Druschke C, Hychka K, Kenny M, Kok K, Borsuk ME. 2016. Methods for translating narrative scenarios into quantitative assessments of land-use change. Environmental Modeling and Software. 82:7–20.

Thompson, J. R., K. F. Lambert, D. R. Foster, M. Blumstein, E. Broadbent, A. Almeyda, Y., Fan. 2016. The consequences of four land-use scenarios for forest ecosystems and the services they provide. Ecosphere. 7(10):e01469. 10.1002/ecs2.1469

Thompson JR, Simons-Legaard E, Legaard KR, Domingo JB. 2016. A LANDIS-II extension for incorporating land use and other disturbances. Environmental Software and Modeling. 75:202-205

Kittredge D. B. and J. R. Thompson  2016 Timber harvesting behavior in Massachusetts: does price matter to private landowners? Small Scale Forestry 10.1007/s11842-015-9310-1

Anderson-Teixeira, K., J. C. McGarvey, H. Muller-Landau, J. Park, E. Gonzalez, A. Bennett, N. Bourg, J. R. Thompson, S. M. McMahon, and W. J. McShea. 2015. Scaling of ecological form and function in a closed-canopy forest subject to variable environmental conditions. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12470

Blumstein M. and J. R. Thompson. 2015. Land use impacts on ecosystem services in Massachusetts, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12444

Duveneck M. D., J.R. Thompson, and T. B. Wilson 2015. An Imputed Forest Composition Map for New England Screened by Species Range Boundaries. Forest Ecology and Management. 347 107-115.

McGarvey JC, Thompson J.R., Epstein HE, Shugart HH. 2015. Carbon storage in old-growth forests of the Mid-Atlantic: toward better understanding the eastern forest carbon sink. Ecology 96:311–7.

Thompson J.R. 2014. Our most forested state. (Book Review) Rhodora. Vol. 116, No. 967, pp. 359-362. 

Thompson, J. R., K. Fallon-Lambert, D. R. Foster, M. Blumstein, E. N. Broadbent, and A. M. Almeyda Zambrano. 2014. Changes to the Land: Four Scenarios for the Future of the Massachusetts Landscape. Harvard Forest, Harvard University. ISBN:9780615985268.

Thompson J. R. 2014.  Modeling the dynamics of a forest giant. In: Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge. D.R. Foster Editor. Yale University Press. ISBN: 9780300179385

Oswald W., D.R. Foster and J.R. Thompson. 2014. Hemlock Prehistory to Present. In: Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge. D.R. Foster Editor. Yale University Press. ISBN: 9780300179385;  Reprinted in Arnoldia 71(3) 13-25.

Holm*, J, J. R. Thompson, McShea W., N. Bourg. 2013. Interactive effects of chronic deer browsing and canopy gap disturbance on forest successional dynamics. Ecosphere. 4(11)144

Bourg, N., W. McShea, J. R. Thompson, McGarvey* J. X. Shen. 2013. Initial census, woody seedling, seed rain and stand structure data for a Mid-Atlantic Large Forest Dynamics plot. Ecology. 94:2111.

Thompson J. R., D. N. Carpenter*, C. Cogbill, D. R. Foster. 2013. Four centuries of change in northeastern U.S. forests. PLoS ONE. 9: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072540

McGarvey J.*, N. Bourg, Thompson J. R., W. McShea, X. Shen. 2013 The impacts of twenty years of deer exclusion on woody vegetation in a Mid-Atlantic temperate deciduous forest. Northeastern Naturalist. 20:451:468.

Bain, D.B., M. Green, J. Campbell, S. Chamblee, S. Chaoka, J. Fraterrigo, S. Kaushal, S. Martin, T. Jordan, T. Parolari, B. Sobczak, D. Weller, W. Wollheim, E. Boose, J. Duncan, G. Gettel, B. Hall, P. Kumar, J. R. Thompson, J. Vose, E. Elliott, D. Leigh. 2012. Legacies in Material Flux: Structural Changes before Long-term Studies.  BioScience. 62(6)575:584

Thompson, J. R., A. Wiek, F. Swanson, S. Carpenter, N. Fresco, T. Hollingsworth, T. Spies, D. R. Foster. 2012. Scenario studies as a synthetic and integrative research activity for long term ecological research. BioScience.  62(4)367-37.

Orwig D. A., J. R. Thompson, N. A. Povak, M. Manner, D. Niebyl, D. R. Foster. 2012. A foundation tree at the precipice: Tsuga canadensis health following the arrival of Adelges tsugae in central New England. Ecosphere. 3(1)p10

Thompson J. R., D. R. Foster, R. Scheller and D. B. Kittredge. 2011. The influence of land use and climate change on forest biomass and composition in Massachusetts, USA. Ecological Applications. 21(7): 2425-2444

Thompson J. R., T. A. Spies, and K. Olsen. 2011. Canopy damage to conifer plantations within a mixed-severity wildfire varies with stand age. Forest Ecology and Management. 262:355-360.

Halofsky J., D. Donato, D. Hibbs, J. Campbell,  M. Cannon, J. Fontaine, J. R. Thompson, R.G. Anthony, B.T. Bormann, L.J. Kayes, B.E. Law, D.L. Peterson, and T.A. Spies. 2011.   Mixed severity fire regimes: Lessons from the Klamath-Siskiyou Ecoregion. Ecosphere. 2(40)

Thompson J. R. and T. A. Spies. 2010. Factors associated with crown damage following recurring mixed-severity wildfires and post-fire management. Landscape Ecology. 25:775-789

Foster, D. R., B. Donahue, D. Kittredge, K. Fallon-Lambert, M. Hunter, B. Hall, L. Irland, R. Lilieholm, D. Orwig, A. D'Amato, E. Colburn, J. R. Thompson, J. Levitt, A. Ellison, W. Keeton, J. Aber, C. Cogbill, C. Driscoll, T. Fahey, and C. Hart. 2010. Wildland and Woodlands: A Forest Vision for New England. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-1-4507-0603-250500

Thompson J. R. and T. A. Spies. 2009. Vegetation and weather explain variation in crown damage in a large mixed-severity wildfire. Forest Ecology and Management. 258:1684-1694.

Thompson J. R., S. Duncan, K. N. Johnson 2009. Is there potential for the historical range of variability to guide conservation given the social range of variability? Ecology and Society. 14(1): 18.

Thompson J. R. 2009. Salvaging what, exactly? (Book Review) Conservation Biology.

Thompson J. R., T.A. Spies, and L.M. Ganio. 2007. Reburn severity in managed and unmanaged vegetation in a large wildfire. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:10743-10748. 

Thompson J.R., K.N. Johnson, M. Lennette, T. Spies, P. Bettenger. 2006. Historical disturbance regimes as a reference for forest policy in a multi-owner province: A simulation experiment. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 36:401-417.

Duncan S. and J. R. Thompson. 2006. Forest plans and ad hoc scientist groups in the 1990s: Coping with the Forest Service viability clause. Forest Policy and Economics 9:32-41

Shelby B., J. R. Thompson, M. Brunson, and R. Johnson. 2005. A decade of recreation ratings for six silviculture treatments in Western Oregon. Environmental Management 75:239-246.

Thompson J. R., M. Anderson, and K. N. Johnson. 2004. Ecosystem management across ownerships: The potential for collision with antitrust laws. Conservation Biology 18(6):1475-1481.

Shelby B., J. R. Thompson, M. Brunson, and R. Johnson. 2004. Changes in scenic quality after harvest: A decade of ratings for six silviculture treatments. Journal of Forestry. 101:30-35.