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•Kulakowski D, Buma B, Guz J, Hayes K*. 2019. The ecology of forest disturbances. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Science.

•Wiles G, Charlton J, Wilson R, D’Arrigo R, Buma B, Krapek J, Gaglioti B, Wiesenberg N, Oelkers R. Yellow-cedar blue intensity tree ring chronologies as records of climate and forest-climate response, Juneau, Alaska, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. In press.

Buma B, Bisbing S, Wiles G, Bidlack A. Primary succession observations over a century do not support textbook explanations of facilitation/sequential change. Ecology. In press.

•McWethy DB, Schoennagel T, Higuera PE, Krawchuk M, Harvey BJ, Metcalf EC, Schultz C, Miller C, Metcalf AL, Buma B, Virapongse A, Kulig JC, Stedman RC, Ratajczak Z, Nelson CR, Kolden C. 2019. Rethinking resilience to wildfire. Nature Sustainability. In press.

Bisbing S, Buma B, Oakes L, Krapek J, Bidlack A. 2019. From canopy to seed: Loss of snow drives directional changes in forest composition. Ecology and Evolution. 9(14): 8157-8174.

Buma B, Battelori E, Bisbing S, Holz A, Hennon PE, Mortiz M, Saunders SE, Creutzburg MK, DellaSala DA, Gregovich D, Krapek J*, Zaret K, Bidlack A. Emerging freeze and fire dynamics in temperate rainforests. Austral Ecology. In press.

•Johnson A*, Kruger L, Noel J, Gregovich D, Buma B.  Dynamic Shorelines, Shifting Benthic Habitats, and Impacts on Biota and Subsistence Lifestyles.  Journal of Coastal Research.  In press.

Buma B, Thompson T. Long-term exposure to more frequent disturbances increases baseline carbon in some ecosystems: Mapping and quantifying the disturbance frequency-ecosystem C relationship. PLOS One.  In press.

•Higuera P, Metcalf A, Miller C, Buma B, McWethy D, Metcalf E, Ratajczak Z, Nelson C, Chaffin B, Stedman R, McCaffrey S, Schoennagel T, Harvey B, Hood S, Schultz C, Black A, Campbell D, Haggerty J, Keane R, Krawchuk M, Kulig J, Rafferty R, Virapongse A. 2019. Integrating subjective and objective dimensions of resilience in fire-prone landscapes. BioScience. 69(5): 379-388.

Buma B, Harvey B, Gavin D, Kelly R, Loboda T, McNeil B, Marlon J, Meddens AJH, Morris JL, Raffa K, Shuman B, Smithwick E, McLauchlan K.  The value of linking short and long-term perspectives to understand spatially-explicit ecosystem resilience. Landscape Ecology. In press.

McNicol G**, Bulmer C, D'Amore DV, Sanborn P, Saunders S, Giesbrecht I, Gonzalez-Arriola S, Bidlack AL, Butman D, Buma B. Large, climate-sensitive soil carbon stocks mapped with pedology-informed machine learning in the North Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. Environmental Research Letters. In press.

•Sommerfeld A, Senf C, Buma B, D’Amato AW, Despres T, Diaz-Hormazabal, Fraver S, Frelich LE, Gutierrez AG, Hart SJ, Harvey BJ, He HS, Hlasny T, Holz A, Kitzberger T, Kulakowski D, Lindenmeyer D, Mori AS, Muller J, Paritsis J, Perry GLW, Stephens S, Svoboda M, Tuner MG, Veblen TT, Seidl R.   Patterns and drivers of recent disturbances across the temperate forest biome.  Nature Communications. 9, 4355.

Buma B.  2018.  Transitional climate mortality: Slower warming may result in increased climate-induced mortality in some systems.  Ecosphere. 9(3): e02170.

Krapek J*, Buma B.  2018. Persistence following punctuated range extension: limited dispersal of migrating tree despite habitat ahead of its range.  Journal of Ecology.  106: 911-924.

Buma B, Costanza JK, Riitters K. 2017.  Determining the size of a complete disturbance landscape:  Multi-scale, continental analysis of forest change.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189: 642.

Krapek J*, Hennon PE, D’Amore DV, Buma B. 2017. Despite available habitat, migration of climate-threatened tree appears punctuated with past pulse tied to Little Ice Age climate period. Diversity and Distributions. 23(12): 1381-1392.

Gill N, Kulakowski D, Sangermano F, Buma B.  2017. Populus tremuloides seedling establishment: An underexplored vector for forest type conversion after multiple disturbances.  Forest Ecology and Management.  404: 156-164.

Riitters K, Costanza JK, Buma B.  2017. Scaling domains of tree cover disturbance patterns in North America, 2000 – 2012.  Ecological Indicators.

Buma B, Livneh B. 2017. Key landscape and biotic indicators of watersheds sensitivity to forest disturbance.  Environmental Research Letters. 12:074028  

Buma B, Bisbing S, Krapek K, Wright G.  2017. A foundation of ecology re-discovered:  100 years of succession on the William S Cooper permanent plots shows importance of contingency in community development. Ecology. 98(6): 1513-1523. 

Buma B, Hennon PE, Harrington CA, Popkin JR, Krapek J*, Lamb M, Oakes LE, Saunders SC, Zeglen S. 2017. Emerging broad-scale mortality driven by climate warming and loss of snowpack.  Global Change Biology.  In press.

Fellman JB, Buma B, Hood E, Edwards RT, D'Amore DV.  2017. Linking LiDAR with streamwater biogeochemistry in coastal temperate rainforest watersheds.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  In press.

•Bidlack A, Bisbing S, Buma B, D’Amore DV, Hennon P, Huette T, Krapek J*, Mulvey R, Oakes LE.  Alternative interpretation and scale-based context for No evidence of recent (1995-2013) decrease in yellow-cedar in Alaska (Barrett and Pattison 2017).  Canadian Journal of Forest Research.  In press.

•Buma B, Krapek J*, Edwards RT.  2016.  Watershed-scale forest biomass distribution in a perhumid temperate rainforest as driven by topographic, soil, and disturbance variables.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46(6): 844-854.

Mayer AL, Buma B, Davis A, Gagne SA, Loudermilk EL, Scheller R, Schmiegelow F, Wiersma Y, Franklin J.  2016.  How landscape ecology informs global change science and policy.  BioScience 66(6): 458-469

Kranabetter JM, McLauchlan KK, Enders SK, Fraterrigo JM, Higuera PE, Morris JL, Rastetter EB, Buma B, Gavin DG, Gerhart LM, Gillson L, Hietz P, Mack MC, McNeil B, Perakis S.  2015.  A framework to assess biogeochemical response to ecosystem disturbance using nutrient partitioning ratios.  Ecosystems 19: 387-395.   DOI: 10.1007/s10021-015-9934-1  

Krapek J*, Buma B.  2015.  Yellow-cedar:  climate change and natural history at odds.  Frontiers in Ecology and Environment.  13(5)

•Buma B, Livneh B.  2015.  Potential effects of forest disturbances and management on water resources in a warmer climate.  Forest Science.  61:  895-903.

Buma B, Barrett T.  2015.  Signs of disturbance disequilibrium and directional change in the world’s largest temperate rainforest.  Global Change Biology. 21: 3445-3454.  

•Buma B.  2015.  Field Methods in Forest Ecology:  University of Alaska Southeast Field lab manual.  73 pages.

•Buma, B.  2015.  Disturbance interactions:  Characterization, prediction, and the potential for cascading effects.  Ecosphere.  6(4):70.

Livneh B., J.S. Deems, B. Buma, J.J. Barsugli, D. Schneider, N.P. Molotch, K. Wolter, and C.A. Wessman, 2015. Catchment response to bark beetle outbreak in the upper Colorado River basin. Journal of Hydrology.  523: 196-210.

•Buma B, Johnson AC*.  2015.  Disturbance interactions mediated by topography:  Wind exposure, landslide susceptibility, and yellow cedar decline in southeast Alaskan temperate rainforests.  Geomorphology.  228: 504-511.

Buma B, Poore B, Wessman CA.  2014.  Interacting disturbances and their effect on carbon, charcoal, and further implications for carbon sequestration in forests.  Ecosystems.  17(6): 947-959

•Buma B, Hennon PE, Bidlack AL, Baichtal JF, Ager TA, Streveler G.  2014.  Correspondence regarding “The problem of conifer species migration lag in the Pacific Northwest region since the last glaciation” by Elias, S.A., 2013, Quaternary Science Reviews 77, 53-69.  Quaternary Science Reviews.  77, 53-69.  

McLauchlan, K.K., P.E. Higuera, D.G. Gavin, S.S. Perakis, M.M. Mack, H. Alexander, J. Battles, F. Biondi, B. Buma, D. Colombaroli, S.K. Enders, D.R. Engstrom, F.S. Hu, J. Marlon, J. Marshall, M. McGlone, J. Morris, L. Nave, B.N. Shuman, E.A.H. Smithwick, D. Urrego, D. Wardle, C. Williams, and J.J. Williams. 2014. Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescales. BioScience.  64(2): 105-116.

•Buma B.  2014.  Nutrient responses to ecosystem disturbances from annual to multi-millennial timescales.  New Phytologist. 1: 13-15.

•Buma B, Brown C, Donato D, Fontaine J, Johnstone J.  2013.  The impacts of changing disturbance regimes on serotinous plant populations and communities.  BioScience 63(11): 866-876.

•Buma B, Wessman CA.  2013.  Forest resilience, climate change, and opportunities for adaptation:  A specific case of a general problem.  Forest Ecology and Management.  306: 216-225.

•Buma B, Pugh ET, Wessman CA.  2013.  Effect of a major insect outbreak on phenological and LAI trends in southern Rocky Mountain forests.  International Journal of Remote Sensing.  34(20): 7249-7274.

•Buma B. 2013. Don’t give up just yet: Maintaining species, services, and systems in a changing world.  Invited commentary on:   Sandler R.  Climate Change and Ecosystem Management.  Ethics, Policy, and Environment.  16(1): 1-4

•Buma B, Wessman CA. 2013. Management, science, and disturbances as opportunities for adaptive transformation of forests. The International Journal of Climate Change. 

•Buma B, Wessman CA.  2012.  Differential species responses to compounded perturbations and implications for landscape heterogeneity and resilience.  Forest Ecology and Management, 266:25-33.

Buma B. 2012. Evaluating the utility and seasonality of NDVI values for assessing post-disturbance recovery in a subalpine forest. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.  184(6):3849-3860.

•Buma B, Wessman CA.  2011.  Disturbance interactions can impact resilience mechanisms of forests.  Ecosphere.  2(5):art64. 

•Hermanson R, Nufio C, Schmidt B, Buma B.  2010.  Principles of Ecology laboratory manual.  University of Colorado, Fountainhead Press, Texas, USA.