Publications
Journal Articles
[19] Lutz, J. A., T. J. Furniss, D. J. Johnson, S. J. Davies, D. Allen, A. Alonso, K. Anderson-Teixeira, A. Andrade, J. Baltzer, K. M. L. Becker, E. M. Blomdahl, N. A. Bourg, S. Bunyavejchewin, D. F. R. P. Burslem, C. A. Cansler, K. Cao, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, L-W. Chang, K-J Chao, W-C. Chao, J-M. Chiang, C. Chu, G. B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, S. Cordell, H. S. Dattaraja, A. Duque, D. Escobar, C. E. N. Ewango, G. A. Fisher, C. Fletcher, J. A. Fruend, C. Giardina, S. J. Germain, G. S. Gilbert, Z. Hao, T. Hart, B. C. H. Hau, F. He, A. Hector, R. W. Howe, C-F. Hsieh, Y-H. Hu, S. P. Hubbell, F. M. Inman-Narahari, A. Itoh, D. Janik, A. R. Kassim, D. Kenfack, L. Kortee, K. Král, A. J. Larson, Y-D. Li, Y. Lin, S. Liu, S. Lum, K. Ma, J-R. Makana, Y. Malhi, S. M. McMahon, W. J. McShea, H. R. Memiaghe, X. Mi, M. Morecroft, P. M. Musili, J. A. Myers, V. Novotny, A. de Oliveira, P. Ong, D. A. Orwig, R. Osterag, G. G. Parker, R. Patankar, R. P. Phillips, G. Reynolds, L. Sack, G-Z. M. Song, S-H. Su, R. Sukumar, I-F. Sun, H. S. Suresh, M. E. Swanson, S. Tan, D. W. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Uriarte, R. Valencia, A. Vicentine, T. Vrška, X. Wang, G. D. Weiblen, A. Wolf, S-H. Wu, H. Xu, T. Yamakura, S. Yap, and J. K. Zimmerman. 2018. Global importance of large-diameter trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12747

[18] Das, A. J., A. J. Larson, and J. A. Lutz. In press. Individual species-area relationships in a temperate coniferous forest. Journal of Vegetation Science. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12611

[17] Lutz, J. A., A. J. Larson, and M. E. Swanson. 2018. Advancing fire science with large forest plots and a long-term multidisciplinary approach. Fire 1(1): 5. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fire1010005

[16] LaManna, J. A., S. A. Mangan, A. Alonso, N. A. Bourg, W. Y. Brockelman, S. Bunyavejchewin, L. W. Chang, J. M. Chiang, G. B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, S. Cordell, S. J. Davies, T. J. Furniss, C. P. Giardina, I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, F. He, R. W. Howe, S. P. Hubbell, C. F. Hsieh, F. M. Inman-Narahari, D. Janík, D. J. Johnson, D. Kenfack, L. Korte, A. J. Larson, J. A. Lutz, S. M. McMahon, W. J. McShea, H. R. Memiaghe, A. Nathalang, V. Novotny, P. S. Ong, D. A. Orwig, R. Ostertag, G. G. Parker, R. P. Phillips, L. Sack, I. F. Sun, J. S. Tello, D. W. Thomas, B. L. Turner, D. M. Vela Díaz, T. Vrška, G. Weiblen, A. Wolf, S. Yap, and J. A. Myers. 2017. Negative density dependence contributes to global patterns of plant biodiversity. Science 356: 1389-1392. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aam5678.pdf

[15] Levine, C. R., C. V. Cogbill, B. M. Collins, A. J. Larson, J. A. Lutz, M. P. North, C. M. Restaino, H. D. Safford, S. L. Stephens, and J. J. Battles. In press. Evaluating a new method for reconstructing forest conditions from General Land Office survey records. Ecological Applicationsdoi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eap.1543 .pdf

[14] Lutz, J. A., T. J. Furniss, S. J. Germain, K. M. L. Becker, E. M. Blomdahl, S. M. A. Jeronimo, C. A. Cansler, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, and A. J. Larson. 2017. Shrub communities, spatial patterns, and shrub-mediated tree mortality following reintroduced fire in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Fire Ecology 13(1): 104-126.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4996/fireecology.1301104

[13] Larson, A. J., C. A. Cansler, S. G. Cowdery, S. Hiebert, T. J. Furniss, M. E. Swanson, and J. A. Lutz. 2016. Post-fire morel (Morchella) mushroom production, spatial structure, and harvest sustainability. Forest Ecology and Management 377: 16-25. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.06.038

[12] Lutz, J. A. 2015. The evolution of long-term data for forestry: large temperate research plots in an era of global change. Northwest Science 89(3): 255-269. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3955/046.089.0306

[11] Barth, M. A. F., A. J. Larson, and J. A. Lutz. 2015. Use of a forest reconstruction model to assess changes to Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest during the fire suppression era. Forest Ecology and Management 354: 104-118. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.06.030

[10] Anderson-Teixeira, K. J., S. J. Davies, A. C. Bennett, E. B. Gonzalez-Akre, H. C. Muller-Landau, S. J. Wright, K. Abu Salim, J. L. Baltzer, Y. Bassett, N. A. Bourg, E. N. Broadbent, W. Y. Brockelman, S. Bunyavejchewin, D. F. R. P. Burslem, N. Butt, M. Cao, D. Cardenas, K. Clay, R. S. Condit, M. Detto, X. Du, A. Duque, D. L. Erikson, C. E.N. Ewango, C. D. Fletcher, G. S. Gilbert, N. Gunatilleke, S. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, W. H. Hargrove, T. B. Hart, B. Hao, F. He, F. M. Hoffman, R. Howe, S. P. Hubbell, P. A. Jansen, M. Jiang, M. Kanzaki, D. Kenfack, M. F. Kinnaird, J. Kumar, A. J. Larson, Y. Li, X. Li, S. Liu, S. K.Y. Lum, J. A. Lutz, K. Ma, D. Maddalena, J. R. Makana, Y. Malhi, T. Marthews, S. McMahon, W. J. McShea, H. Memiaghe, X. Mi, T. Mizuno, J. A. Myers, V. Novotny, A. A. de Oliveira, D. Orwig, R. Ostertag, J. den Ouden, G. Parker, R. Phillips, A. Rahman, K. Sri-ngernyuang, R. Sukumar, I. F. Sun, W. Sungpalee, S. Tan, S. C. Thomas, D. Thomas, J. Thompson, B. L. Turner, M. Uríarte, R. Valencia, M. I. Vallejo, A. Vicentini, T. Vrška, X. Wang, G. Weiblen, A.Wolf, H. Xu, W. Xugao, S. Yap, and J. Zimmwerman. 2015. CTFS-ForestGEO: A worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change. Global Change Biology 21(2): 528-549. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12712

[09] Réjou-Méchain, M., H. C. Muller-Landau, M. Detto, S. C. Thomas, T. Le Toan, S. S. Saatchi, J. S. B. Silva, N. A. Bourg, S. Bunyavejchewin, N. Butt, W. Y. Brockelman, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, J. M. Chiang, G. B. Chuyong, K. Clay, R. Condit, H. S. Dattaraja, S. J. Davies, A. Duque, S. Esufali, C. Ewango, S. Fernando, C. D. Fletcher, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, K. E. Harms, T. B. Hart, B. Hérault, R. W. Howe, S. P. Hubbell, D. J. Johnson, D. Kenfack, A. J. Larson, L.Lin, Y. Lin, J. A. Lutz, J. R. Makana, Y. Malhi, T. R. Marthews, R. W. McEwan, S. M. McMahon, W. J. McShea, R. Muscarella, A. Nathalang, C. J. Nytch, A. A. Oliveira, R. P. Phillips, N. Pongpattananurak, R. Punchi-Manage, R. Salim, J. Schurman, R. Sukumar, N. S. bin Mohammed Noor, H. S. Suresh, U.Suwanvecho, D. W. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. Uríarte, R. Valencia, A. Vicentini, A. T. Wolf, S. Yap, Z. Yuan, C. E. Zartman, J. K. Zimmerman, and J. Chave. 2014. Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks. Biogeosciences 11: 6827-6840, doi: http://dx/doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6827-2014

[08] Erickson, D. L., F. A. Jones, N. G. Swenson, N. Pei, N. A. Bourg, W. Chen, S. J. Davies, X-J. Ge, Z. Hao, C. L. Huang, R. W. Howe, C-L. Huang, A. J. Larson, S. K. Y. Lum, J. A. Lutz, K. Ma, M. Meegaskumbura, X. Mi, J. D. Parker, I. F. Sun, S. J. Wright, A. T. Wolf, W. Ye, D. Xing, J. K. Zimmerman, W. J. Kress. 2014. Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots: a mega-phylogeny approach. Frontiers in Genetics. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2014.00358

[07] Lutz, J. A., K. A. Schwindt, T. J. Furniss, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, K. I. Hogan, G. E. Kenagy, and A. J. Larson. 2014. Community composition and allometry of Leucothoe davisiae, Cornus sericea, and Chrysolepis sempervirens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44(6): 677-683. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2013-0524

[06] Michel, L. A., D. J. Peppe, J. A. Lutz, S. G. Driese, H. M Dunsworth, W. E. H. Harcourt-Smith, W. H. Horner, T. Lehmann, S. Nightingale, and K. P. McNulty. 2014. Remnants of an ancient forest provide ecological context for Early Miocene fossil apes. Nature Communications 5: 3236.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4236

[05] Lutz, J. A, A. J. Larson, J. A. Freund, M. E. Swanson, K. J. Bible. 2013. The importance of large-diameter trees to forest structural heterogeneity. PLOS ONE 8(12): e82784. doi: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082784

[04] Chisholm, R. A., H. C. Muller-Landau, K. Abd. Rahman, D. P. Bebber, Y. Bin, S. A. Bohlman, N. A. Bourg, J. Brinks, N. Brokaw, S. Bunyavejchewin, N. Butt, H. Cao, M. Cao, D. Cárdenas, L. W. Chang, J. M. Chiang, G. Chuyong, R. Condit, H. S. Dattaraja, S. Davies, A. Duque, C. Fletcher, C. V. S. Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N. Gunatilleke, Z. Hao, R. D. Harrison, R. Howe, C. F. Hsieh, S. Hubbell, A. Itoh, D. Kenfack, S. Kiratiprayoon, A. J. Larson, J. Lian, D. Lin, H. Liu, J. A. Lutz, K. Ma, Y. Malhi, S. McMahon, W. McShea, M. Meegaskumbura, S. M. Razman, M. D. Morecroft, C. Nytch, A. Oliveira, G. R. Parker, S. Pulla, R. Punchi-Manage, H. Romero, W. Sang, J. Schurman, S. H. Su, R. Sukumar, I. F. Sun, H. S. Suresh, S. Tan, D. Thomas, S. Thomas, J. Thompson, R. Valencia, A. Vicentini, A. Wolf, S. Yap, W. Ye, Z. Yuan, J. Zimmerma. 2013. Scale-dependent relationships between species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology 101: 1214-1224. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12132

[03] Raleigh, M. S., K. Rittger, C. E. Moore, B. Henn, J. A. Lutz, and J. D. Lundquist. 2013. Ground-based testing of MODIS fractional snow cover in subalpine meadows and forests of the Sierra Nevada. Remote Sensing of Environment 128: 44-57. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2012.09.016

[02] Gabrielson, A. T., A. J. Larson, J. A. Lutz, and J. J. Reardon. 2012. Biomass and burning characteristics of sugar pine cones. Fire Ecology 8(3): 58-70.

[01] Lutz, J. A., A. J. Larson, M. E. Swanson, J. A. Freund. 2012. Ecological importance of large-diameter trees in a temperate mixed-conifer forest. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36131. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036131

Thesis

Barth, M. A. F. 2014. Use of a forest reconstruction model to assess changes to Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest conditions during the fire suppression era. Masters Thesis. University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, May 2014. (.pdf)

Posters and Presentations

Lutz, J. A. Why the world needs big trees. Science Unwrapped, Logan, October 6, 2017

Becker, K. M. L., and J. A. Lutz. Effects of low- to moderate-severity fire on snag dynamics in an old-growth forest, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Ecological Society of America Annual meeting. Portland, Oregon. August 6-11, 2017.

Shoot, C., V. R. Kane, C. Babcock, S. M. A. JeronimoJ. A. Lutz and L. M. Moskal. Airborne LiDAR-derived structure metrics can be used to predict understory presence. Ecological Society of America Annual meeting. Portland, Oregon. August 6-11, 2017.

Blomdahl, E. M and J.A. Lutz. 2017. Spatial characteristics of small-scale fire refugia in Yosemite, CA. Department of Wildland Resources Graduate Research Symposium. Utah State University, Logan, Utah. April 14, 2017.

Furniss, T. J. and J. A. Lutz. 2017. Improving fire mortality models for Sierra Nevada mixed-coniferous forests. Department of Wildland Resources Graduate Research Symposium. Logan, Utah. April 14, 2017. (.pdf)

Lutz, J. A. Fire, drought, and big trees. Yosemite Forum, Yosemite Valley, March 14, 2017.

Lutz, J. A. Forest structure at global scales. Smithsonian ForestGEO workshop. Jengfengling, Hainan, China. July 19, 2016.

Blomdahl, E. M and J.A. Lutz. 2016. Small-scale unburned patches in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot. Intermountain Society of American Foresters Convention. Utah State University. Logan, Utah. February 22, 2016.

Lutz, J. A. The Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot data sets and protocols. University of Idaho PHOENIX symposium. April 18, 2014. Moscow, Idaho.

Barth, M. A. F. 2014. Historical fire heterogeneity in a Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest. Northwest Scientific Association 85th Annual Meeting. Missoula, Montana, March 26-29, 2014. (.pdf)

Lutz, J. A. The value of observation: longitudinal data and ecosystem change. University of Montana Plum Creek Distinguished Lecture Series and Northwest Science Association Annual Meeting, March 26-28, 2014, Missoula, Montana.

Barth, M. A. F. 2013. Incorporating uncertainty into forest reconstructions: implications for developing historical reference conditions. Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting. Madison, Wisconsin, October 6-11, 2013. (.pdf)

Gabrielson, A. T., A. J. Larson, J. A. Lutz, and J. J. Reardon. 2012. Biomass and burning characteristics of Pinus lambertiana cones. Northwest Science 83rd Annual Meeting. Boise, Idaho. March 28, 2012. (.pdf)

Lutz, J. A., A. J. Larson, and M. E. Swanson. 2011. The Western Forest Initiative: the Yosemite and Wind River Forest Dynamics Plots. DISCCRS Symposium. Colorado Springs, Colorado. October 23, 2011. (.pdf)

Lutz, J. A. Climate, fire, and implications of 2011 Snowpack in Yosemite. Yosemite National Park Fire and Aviation Management briefing, Yosemite, California, April 13, 2011.

Lutz, J. A. Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot: 2010. National Park Service regional on-line program. November 10, 2010.

Non-Refereed Publications
Knox J., and J. A. Lutz. 2010. Return to the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot. California Surveyor 163: 10-12. (.pdf)

Moore, R., and J. A. Lutz. 2009. Establishing the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot. California Surveyor 159: 14-17. (.pdf)

Background Information
United States Geological Survey. 2015. 1:24,000 topographic map of Ackerson Mountain, CA.