Jeffrey A. Hicke

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3021
jhicke [at]

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My broad interests are to understand the effects of global environmental change on ecosystems. Humans impact the world around them through modifications of the composition of the atmosphere, changing land cover and land use, pollution of air and water, and invasive species. I study the response of plants and animals to these changes, with an emphasis on climate change impacts and influences on the carbon cycle. I am also interested in patterns, controlling factors, and effects of disturbance, particularly insect outbreaks and fire. My research incorporates a range of spatial scales, from plot to global, and temporal scales, from daily to century. I utilize a combination of tools including remote sensing, modeling (ecosystem and insect population), and field measurements to investigate these questions.

Current Research


Selected Publications (see CV for full list)

Preisler, H. K., J. A. Hicke, A. A. Ager, and J. L. Hayes, Climate and weather influences on spatiotemporal patterns of mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Washington and Oregon, Ecology, 93, 2421-2434, 2012.

Bright, B. C., J. A. Hicke, and A. T. Hudak, Landscape-scale analysis of aboveground tree carbon stocks affected by mountain pine beetles in Idaho, Environmental Research Letters, 7, 1-6, 2012.

Meddens, A. J. H., J. A. Hicke, and C. Ferguson, A gridded forest bark beetle disturbance data set for western US and British Columbia derived from aerial survey databases, Ecological Applications, 22, 1876-1891, 2012.

Edburg, S. L., J.A. Hicke, P. Brooks, E. Pendall, B. Ewers, U. Norton, and D. Gochis, Cascading ecosystem impacts of bark beetle-caused tree mortality, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10, 416-424, 2012.

Bright, B. C., J. A. Hicke, and A. T. Hudak, Estimating aboveground carbon stocks of a forest affected by mountain pine beetle in Idaho using lidar and multispectral imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 270-281, 2012.

Hicke, J. A., M. C. Johnson, J. L. Hayes, and H. K. Preisler, Effects of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on wildfire, Forest Ecology and Management, 271, 81-90, 2012.

Hicke, J. A., C. D. Allen, A. Desai, M. Dietze, R. J. Hall, E. T. Hogg, D. Kashian, D. Moore, K. Raffa, R. Sturrock, and J. Vogelmann, Effects of biotic disturbances on forest carbon cycling in the United States and Canada, Global Change Biology, 18, 7-34, 2012.

Edburg, S. L., J. A. Hicke, D. M. Lawrence, and P. E. Thornton, Simulating coupled carbon and nitrogen dynamics following a mountain pine beetle outbreak in the Western United States, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 116, G04033, doi:10.1029/2011JG001786, 2011.

Pfeifer, E. M., J. A. Hicke, and A. J. H. Meddens, Observations and modeling of aboveground tree carbon stocks and fluxes following a bark beetle outbreak in the western United States, Global Change Biology, 7, 339–350, 2011.

Littell, J. S., E. E. Oneil, D. McKenzie, J. A. Hicke, J. Lutz, and R. A. Norheim, Forest ecosystems, disturbance, and climatic change in Washington State, USA, Climatic Change, 102, 129-158, 2010.

Hicke, J. A., and J. A. Logan, Mapping whitebark pine mortality caused by a mountain pine beetle outbreak with high spatial resolution satellite imagery, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 4427-4441, 2009.

Raffa, K. F., B. H. Aukema, B. J. Bentz, A. L. Carroll, J. A. Hicke, M. G. Turner, and W. H. Romme, Cross-scale drivers of natural disturbances prone to anthropogenic amplification: The dynamics of bark beetle eruptions, BioScience, 58, 501-517, 2008.

Hicke, J. A., and J. C. Jenkins, Mapping lodgepole pine stand structure susceptibility to mountain pine beetle attack across the western United States, Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 1536-1547, 2008.

Hicke, J. A., J. C. Jenkins, D. S. Ojima, and M. Ducey, Spatial patterns of forest characteristics in the western United States derived from inventories, Ecological Applications, 17, 2387-2402, 2007.

Hicke, J. A., J. A. Logan, J. Powell, and D. S. Ojima, Changing temperatures influence suitability for modeled mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) outbreaks in the western United States, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 111, G02019, doi:02010.01029/02005JG000101, 2006.

Hicke, J. A., NCEP and GISS solar radiation data sets available for ecosystem modeling: Description, differences, and impacts on net primary production, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB2006, doi:10.1029/2004GB002391, 2005.

Hicke, J. A., R. L. Sherriff, T. T. Veblen, and G. P. Asner, Carbon accumulation in Colorado ponderosa pine stands estimated with dendrochronology, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34, 1283-1295, 2004.

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, J. T. Randerson, S. Los, R. Birdsey, J. C. Jenkins, C. Tucker, C. Field, Trends in North American net primary productivity derived from satellite observations, 1982-1998, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16, 10.1029/2001GB001550, 2002.

CCSP, 2008: The effects of climate change on agriculture, land resources, water resources, and biodiversity. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. P. Backlund et al. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 362 pp.

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