Links to publications written by SNAMP scientists. Links to directly downloadable papers are provided when possible - these are for individual use only; links to journals are also provided but might not be available to users without academic library access.

Fire and Forest Ecosystem Health Team:
John Battles
Scott Stephens
Fisher Team:
Rick Sweitzer
Owl Team:
Rocky Gutiérrez
Zach Peery
Public Participation Team:
Maggi Kelly
Lynn Huntsinger
Spatial Team:
Maggi Kelly
Qinghua Guo
Water Team:
Roger Bales

SNAMP Master Publication List. For published papers, please see our Science Briefs page, or the links below.


    SNAMP PUB #1: Collins, Stephens, Moghaddas, and Battles. 2010. Challenges and approaches in planning fuel treatments across fire-excluded forested landscapes. Journal of Forestry 108(1): 24-31. FFEH Team.

    SNAMP PUB #2: Collins, Stephens, Roller, and Battles. 2011. Simulating fire and forest dynamics for a landscape fuel treatment project in the Sierra Nevada. Forest Science 57(2): 77-88. FFEH Team.

    SNAMP PUB #3: Phillips, Tempel, and Gutiérrez. 2010. Do California spotted owls select nest trees close to forest edges? Journal of Raptor Research 44(4): 311–314. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #4: Guo, Li, Yu, and Alvarez. 2010. Effects of topographic variability and lidar sampling density on several DEM interpolation methods. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 76(6): 701–712. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #5: Garcia-Feced, Tempel, and Kelly. 2011. LiDAR as a tool to characterize wildlife habitat: California spotted owl nesting habitat as an example. Journal of Forestry 108(8): 436-443. Spatial and Owl Teams.

    SNAMP PUB #6: Li, Guo, Jakubowski, and Kelly. 2012. A new method for segmenting individual trees from the lidar point cloud. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 78(1): 75-84. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #7: Blanchard, Jakubowski, and Kelly. 2011. Object-Based Image Analysis of Downed Logs in Disturbed Forested Landscapes using Lidar. Remote Sensing 3: 2420-2439. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #8: Popescu, V. D., P. de Valpine, D. Tempel, and M. Z. Peery. 2012. Estimating population impacts via dynamic occupancy analysis of Before-After Control-Impact studies. Ecological Applications 22:1389-1404. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #9: Berigan, W.J., R.J. Gutierrez, and D.J. Tempel. 2012. Evaluating the Efficacy of Protected Habitat Areas for the California Spotted Owl Using Long-term Monitoring Data. Journal of Forestry 110(6): 299–303. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #10: Keller, Gabriel, Kerio, Dubovi, Van Wormer, Sweitzer, Barret, Thompson, Purcell, and Munson. 2012. Canine distemper in an isolated population of fishers (Martes pennanti) from California.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(4): 1035–1041. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #11: Sulak and Huntsinger. 2012. Perceptions of forest health among stakeholders in an adaptive management project in the Sierra Nevada of California. Journal of Forestry 110 (6): 312-317. PPT Team.

    SNAMP PUB #12: Kelly, Ferranto, Ueda, Lei, Huntsinger. 2012. Expanding the table: the web as a tool for participatory adaptive management in California forests. Journal of Environmental Management 109: 1-11. PPT Team.

    SNAMP PUB #13: Jakubowski, Guo, Collins, Stephens, and Kelly. 2013. Predicting surface fuel models and fuel metrics using lidar and CIR imagery in a dense, mountainous forest. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 79(1): 37-49. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #14: Zhao, Guo, and Kelly. 2012. Allometric equation choice impacts lidar-based forest biomass estimates: A case study from the Sierra National Forest, CA. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 165: 64– 72. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #15: Kocher, Lombardo and Sweitzer. 2013. Using Social Media to Involve the Public in Wildlife Research—the SNAMP Fisher Sock Collection Drive. Journal of Extension 51(1): Article 1IAW3. PPT and Fisher Teams.

    SNAMP PUB #16: Zhao, Sweitzer, Guo and Kelly. 2012. Characterizing habitats associated with fisher den structures in southern Sierra Nevada forests using discrete return lidar. Forest Ecology and Management. 280: 112–119. Spatial and Fisher Teams.

    SNAMP PUB #17: Gabriel, Woods, Poppenga, Sweitzer, Thompson, Matthews, Higley, Keller, Purcell, Barrett, Wengert, Sacks, Clifford. 2012. Anticoagulant rodenticides on our public and community lands: spatial distribution of exposure and poisoning of a rare forest carnivore. Open Access at: PLoS ONE 7(7): 1-15. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #18: Jakubowski, Guo, and Kelly. 2013. Tradeoffs between lidar pulse density and forest measurement accuracy. Remote Sensing of Environment 130: 245–253. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #19: Thompson, Green, Sauder, Purcell, Sweitzer, and Armeno. 2012. The use of radiotelemetry in Martes research: techniques and technologies. Proceedings of the 5th International Martes Symposium, Seattle, Washington. In Aubry, K.B., W.J. Zielinski, M.G. Raphael, G. Proulx, and S.W. Buskirk, (editors), Biology and conservation of martens, sables, and fishers: a new synthesis. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #20: Melissa Eitzel, John Battles, Robert York, Jonas Knape, and Perry de Valpine. 2013. Estimating tree growth models from complex forest monitoring data. Ecological Applications 23: 1288–1296. FFEH Team.

    SNAMP PUB #21: Tempel, D.J, and R.J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Relation between occupancy and abundance for a territorial species, the California Spotted Owl. Conservation Biology 27: 1087–1095. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #22: Matthews, S., J.M. Higley, J.T. Finn, K.M. Rennie, C.M. Thompson, K.L. Purcell, R.A. Sweitzer, S.L. Haire, P.R. Sievert, and T.K. Fuller. 2013. An evaluation of a weaning index for wild fishers (Martes pennanti) in California. Journal of Mammalogy 94(5):1161–1168. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #23: Thompson, C., R. Sweitzer, M. Gabriel, K. Purcell, R. Barrett, and R. Poppenga. 2014. Impacts of rodenticide and insecticide toxicants from marijuana cultivation sites of fisher survival rates in the Sierra National Forest, California. Conservation Letters 7: 91-102. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #24: Jakubowski, M. J., W. Li, Q. Guo, and M. Kelly. 2013. Delineating individual trees from lidar data: a comparison of vector- and raster-based segmentation approaches. Remote Sensing, 5: 4163-4186. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #25: Popescu, Viorel D., Perry de Valpine, and Rick A. Sweitzer. 2014. Testing the consistency of wildlife data types before combining them: the case of camera traps and telemetry. Ecology and Evolution 47: 933-943. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #26: Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, S. A. Whitmore, M. J. Reetz, R. E. Stoelting, W. J. Berigan, M. E. Seamans, and M. Z. Peery. 2014. Effects of forest management on California spotted owls: implications for reducing wildfire risk in fire-prone forests. Ecological Applications: 24(8), pp. 2089 - 2106. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #27: Wengert, G.M., M.W. Gabriel, S.M. Matthews, J.M. Higley, R.A. Sweitzer, C.M. Thompson, K.L. Purcell, R.H. Barrett, L.W. Woods, R.E. Green, S.M. Keller, P.M. Gaffney, M. Jones, and B.N. Sacks. 2014. Using DNA to describe and quantify interspecific killing of fishers in California. Journal of Wildlife Management 78: 603-611. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #28: Martin, S. E., M. H. Conklin, and R. C. Bales. 2014. Seasonal accumulation and depletion of local sediment stores of four headwater catchments. Water 6:2144-2163. Water Team.

    SNAMP PUB #29: Tao, Shengli; Qinghua Guo; Le Li; Baolin Xue; Maggi Kelly; Wenkai Li; GuangCai Xu; and YanJun Su. 2014. Airborne Lidar-derived volume metrics for aboveground biomass estimation: a comparative assessment for conifer stands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 198-199: 24-32. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #30: Tempel, Douglas J., M. Z. Peery, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2014. Using Integrated Population Models to Improve Conservation Monitoring: California Spotted Owls as a Case Study. Ecological Modelling 289:86-95. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #31: Peery, M. Zachariah and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Life-history tradeoffs in spotted owls (Strix occidentalis): implications for assessment of territory quality. The Auk 130:132-140. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #32: Sulak, A., L. Huntsinger, and S. Kocher. 2015. UC plays a crucial facilitating role in the Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project. California Agriculture 69(1): 43-49. PPT Team.

    SNAMP PUB #34: Collins, B.M., A.J. Das, J. J. Battles, D. L. Fry, K. D. Krasnow, and S. L. Stephens. 2014. Beyond reducing fire hazard: fuel treatment impacts on overstory tree survival. Ecological Applications 24(8): 1879–1886. FFEH Team.

    SNAMP PUB #35: Stoelting, R., R. J. Gutiérrez, W. L. Kendall, and M. Z. Peery. 2015. Life history trade-offs and reproductive cycles in Spotted Owls. The Auk 132: 46-64. Owl Team.

    SNAMP PUB #36: Lei, S and M. Kelly. Evaluating collaborative adaptive management in Sierra Nevada forests by exploring public meeting dialogues using self-organizing maps. Society and Natural Resources (28)8: 873-890. PPT Team.

    SNAMP PUB #37: Li, Le, Qinghua Guo, Shengli Tao, Maggi Kelly, and Guangcai Xu. 2015. Lidar with multi-temporal MODIS provide a means to upscale predictions of forest biomass. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 102: 198–208. Spatial Team.

    SNAMP PUB #38: Lei, S., A. Iles, and M. Kelly. Characterizing the networks of digital information that support collaborative adaptive forest management in Sierra Nevada forests. Environmental Management 56(1): 94-109. PPT Team.

    Accepted or In Press:

    SNAMP PUB #33: Sweitzer, Rick A., Viorel D. Popescu, Reginald H. Barrett, Kathryn L. Purcell, and Craig M. Thompson. Population size, density, and demography of fishers (Pekania pennanti) in the Sierra National Forest, California. Journal of Mammalogy. In press. Fisher Team.

    SNAMP PUB #39: Douglas J. Tempel, R. J. Gutiérrez, John J. Battles, Danny L. Fry, Yanjun Su, Qinghua Guo, Matthew J. Reetz, Sheila A. Whitmore, Gavin M. Jones, Brandon M. Collins, Scott L. Stephens, Maggi Kelly, William J. Berigan, and M. Zachariah Peery. Evaluating short- and long-term impacts of fuels treatments and simulated wildfire on an old-forest species. Ecosphere. Accepted July 2015. Owl, FFEH, and Spatial Teams.