Jeffrey A. Hicke
Department of Geography
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3021
jhicke [at] uidaho.edu
My CV is here. Here is a www.wordle.net visualization of my CV (click on the image for a larger version):
- I have funding for a graduate student to use process models to study interactions between wildfire and beetle outbreaks. See here for full ad.
- Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2000
- M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994
- B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
- 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 wildfire. 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.
- The extent and severity of forest dieoffs caused by climate change (i.e., related to droughts or biotic agents)
- The causes of forest dieoffs, including climate, stand structure, and biotic agents
- The impact of forest disturbances on ecosystem processes such as wildfire and carbon cycling
- Bark beetle outbreaks of western North America
Western Mountain Initiative:
Climate change in mountains of western United States and effects on ecosystems
Representative Publications (see CV for full list)
Buotte, P., D. L Peterson, K. S. McKelvey, and J. A. Hicke, Capturing subregional variability in regional-scale climate change vulnerability assessments of natural resources, Journal of Environmental Management, 169, 313-318, 2016.
Anderegg, W. R. L., J. A. Hicke, R. A. Fisher, C. D. Allen, J. Aukema, B. Bentz, S. Hood, J. W. Lichstein, A. K. Macalady, N. McDowell, Y. Pan, K. Raffa, A. Sala, J. D. Shaw, N. L. Stephenson, C. Tague, and M. Zeppel, Tree mortality from drought, insects, and their interactions in a changing climate, New Phytologist, in press.
Meddens, A. J. H., J. A. Hicke, A. K. Macalady, P. C. Buotte, T. R. Cowles, and C. D. Allen, Patterns and causes of observed pinyon pine mortality in the southwestern United States, Tansley Insight in New Phytologist, 206, 91-97, 2014.
Meddens, A. J. H. and J. A. Hicke, Spatial and temporal patterns of Landsat-based detection of tree mortality caused by a mountain pine beetle outbreak in Colorado, USA, Forest Ecology and Management, 322, 78-88, 2014.
Creeden, E. P., J. A. Hicke, and P. C. Buotte, Climate, weather, and recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the western United States, Forest Ecology and Management, 312, 239-251, 2014.
Weed, A. S., M. P. Ayres, and J. A. Hicke, Consequences of climate change for biotic disturbances in North American forests, Ecological Monographs, 84, 441-470, 2013.
Hicke, J. A., A. J. H. Meddens, C. D. Allen, and C. A. Kolden, Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in the western United States, Environmental Research Letters, 8, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035032, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
Bentz, B. J., J. Regniere, C. J. Fettig, E. M. Hansen, J. L. Hayes, J. A. Hicke, R. G. Kelsey, J. Lundquist, J. F. Negron, R. Progar, S. J. Seybold, and J. Vandygriff, Climate change and bark beetles of the western US: Direct and indirect effects, BioScience, 60, 602-613, 2010.
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., 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, 2004a.
Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, E. S. Kasischke, N. H. F. French, J. T. Randerson, B. J. Stocks, C. J. Tucker, S. O. Los, and C. B. Field, Postfire response of North American net primary productivity analyzed with satellite observations, Global Change Biology, 9, 1145-1157, 2003.
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