Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications from lab members
Reprints can be requested from Jill Johnstone via email
Kearns, N. B., M. Jean, E. J. Tissier, and J. F. Johnstone. 2015. Recovery of tundra vegetation three decades after hydrocarbon drilling with and without seeding of non-native grasses. Arctic, in press.
Roland, C. A., J. H. Schmidt, and J. F. Johnstone. 2014. Climate sensitivity of reproduction in a mast-seeding boreal conifer across its distributional range from lowland to treeline forests. Oecologia 174:665–677.
Tissier, E. J., J. Sheard, P.D. McLoughlin, and J.F. Johnstone. 2014. Distribution of vegetation along environmental gradients on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. EcoScience, 20: 361-372.
Walker, X. and J. F. Johnstone. 2014. Widespread negative correlations between black spruce growth and temperature across topographic moisture gradients in the boreal forest. Environmental Research Letters, 9:064016.
Buma, B., C. D. Brown, D. C. Donato, J. B. Fontaine, and J. F. Johnstone. 2013. The impacts of changing disturbance regimes on serotinous plant populations and communities. BioScience 63:866–876.
Hollingsworth, T.N.H., Johnstone, J.F., Bernhardt, E.L., and Chapin, F.S., III (2013) Fire severity filters regeneration traits to shape community assembly in Alaska's boreal forest. PLoS ONE 8(2):e56033
Shenoy, A., Kielland, K, and Johnstone, J.F. (2013) Effects of fire severity on plant nutrient uptake reinforce alternate pathways of succession in boreal forests. Plant Ecology DOI 10.1007/s11258-013-0191-0
Brown, C. and Johnstone, J.F. (2012) Once burned, twice shy: Repeat fires reduce seed availability and alter substrate constraints on Picea mariana regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 266: 34-41.
Johnstone, J.F., Rupp, T.S., Olsen, M. and Verbyla, D. (2011) Modeling impacts of fire severity on successional trajectories and future fire behavior in Alaskan boreal forests. Landscape Ecology, 26(4): 487-500.
Brown, C. and Johnstone, J.F. (2011) How does increased fire frequency affect carbon loss from fire? A case study in the northern boreal forest. International Journal of Wildland Fire 20: 829-837.
Pieper, S., Loewen, V., Gill, M. and Johnstone, J.F. (2011) Plant responses to natural and experimental variations in temperature in alpine tundra, southern Yukon, Canada. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43: 442-456.
Shenoy, A., Johnstone, J. F., Kasischke, E. S. and Kielland, K. (2011) Persistent effects of fire severity on early successional forests in interior Alaska. Forest Ecology and Management 261(3): 381-390.
Johnstone, J.F., McIntire, E.J.B., Pedersen, E.J., King, G., and Pisaric, M.J.F. (2010) A sensitive slope: estimating landscape patterns of forest resilience in a changing climate. Ecosphere 1: art14. DOI: 10.1890/ES10-00102.1.
Johnstone, J.F., Hollingsworth, T.K.N., Chapin, F.S., III, and Mack, M.C. (2010) Changes in fire regime break the legacy lock on successional trajectories in Alaskan boreal forest. Global Change Biology 16: 1281-1295.
Johnstone, J.F., Chapin, F.S., III, Hollingsworth, T.K.N., Mack, M.C., Romanovsky, V. and Turetsky, M. (2010) Fire, climate change, and forest resilience in interior Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:1302-1312.
Johnstone, J.F., Boby, L., Tissier, E., Mack, M.C., Verbyla, D.L., and Walker, X. (2009) Post-fire seed rain of black spruce, a semi-serotinous conifer, in forests of interior Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1575-1588.
J.F. Johnstone, T. Hollingsworth, and F.S. Chapin, III (2008) A key for predicting post-fire successional trajectories in black spruce stands of interior Alaska. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-767. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 37p.
Johnstone, J.F. and Kokel, S.V. (2008) Environmental conditions and vegetation recovery at abandoned-drilling mud sumps in the Mackenzie Delta region, NWT, Canada. Arctic 61: 199-211.
Kasischke, E.S., Bourgeau-Chavez, L., and Johnstone, J. F. (2007) Assessing spatial and temporal variations in surface soil moisture in fire-disturbed black spruce forests in Interior Alaska using spaceborne synthetic aperture radar imagery - implications for post-fire tree recruitment. Remote Sensing of Environment 108: 42-58.
Johnstone, J. and F.S. Chapin, III (2006) Fire interval effects on successional trajectory in boreal forests of Northwest Canada. Ecosystems 9: 268-277
Johnstone, J.F. and Chapin, F.S., III. (2006) Effects of soil burn severity on patterns of post-fire tree recruitment in boreal forests. Ecosystems 9: 14-31.
Chapin, F.S., III, Robards, M., Huntington, H.P., Johnstone, J.F., Trainor, S.F., Kofinas, G.P., Ruess, R.W., Fresco, N., Natcher, D., and Naylor, R.L. (2006) Directional changes in ecological communities and social-ecological systems: A framework for prediction based on Alaskan examples. American Naturalist 168:S36-S49.
Johnstone, J.F. and Kasischke, E.S. (2005) Stand-level effects of soil burn severity on post-fire regeneration in a recently-burned black spruce forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research35:2151-2163.
Kasischke, E.S. and Johnstone, J.F. (2005) Variation in ground layer surface fuel consumption and its effects on site characteristics in a black spruce forest complex in interior Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2164-2177.
Johnstone, J.F. (2005) Effects of aspen (Populus tremuloides) removal on post-fire establishment and growth of conifer seedlings in central Alaska. Canadian Journal of Forest Research35: 483-486.
Bergner, B., Johnstone, J.F. and Treseder, K.K. (2004) Experimental warming and burn severity alter soil CO2 flux and soil functional groups in a recently burned boreal forest. Global Change Biology10: 1996-2004.
Johnstone, J.F., Chapin, F.S., III, Foote, J., Kemmet, S., Price, K., and Viereck, L. (2004) Decadal observations of tree regeneration following fire in boreal forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 267-273.
Chapin, F.S.,III, Callaghan, T. V., Bergeron, Y., Fukuda, M., Johnstone, J.F., Juday, G., and Zimov, S.A. (2004) Global change and the boreal forest: Thresholds, shifting states or gradual change? Ambio 33(6): 361-365.
Johnstone, J. and F.S. Chapin, III (2003). Non-equilibrium succession dynamics indicate continued northern migration of lodgepole pine. Global Change Biology.
Johnstone, J., D.E. Russell and B. Griffith (2002). Variations in plant forage quality in the range of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. Rangifer22(1): 65-74.