Forests Matter

Publications: 2000-2006


Lutz, J. A., J. W. van Wagtendonk, A. E. Thode, J. D. Miller, and J. F. Franklin. (in press) Climate, lightning ignitions, and fire severity in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire


van Mantgem, P.J., N.L. Stephenson, J.C. Byrne, L.D. Daniels, J.F. Franklin, P.Z. Fule, M.E. Harmon, A.J. Larson, J.M. Smith, A.H. Taylor, T.T. Veblen. 2009. Widespread increase of tree mortality rates in the western United States. Science 323:521-524


Kane, V. R., A. R. Gillespie, R. McGaughey, J. A. Lutz, K. Ceder, and J. F. Franklin. 2008. Interpretation and topographic correction of conifer forest canopy self-shadowing using spectral mixture analysis.  Remote Sensing of Environment 112:3820-3832
Lutz, J. A., J. A. Freund, R. K. Hagmann, V. R. Kane, A. J. Larson, and J. F. Franklin. 2008. Mid-career graduate students in ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(7):392-393. 
Larson, A. J, J. A. Lutz, R. F. Gersonde, J. F. Franklin, F. F. Hietpas. Potential site productivity influences the rate of forest structural development. Ecological Applications 18: 899-910. 
Franklin, J. F. 2008.  Evolutionary impacts of a blasted landscape. Pp. 62-69 in: Goodrich, Charles, Kathleen Dean Moore, and Frederick J. Swanson, In the blast zone. Catastrophe and renewal on Mount St. Helens.  Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.  124 p.


Franklin, Jerry F., Robert J. Mitchell, and Brian J. Palik.  2007. Natural disturbance and stand development principles for ecological forestry.  USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-19.  Newton Square, PA: USDA Forest Service Northern Experiment Station.  44 p.
Franklin, Jerry F. and Mark E. Swanson.  2007. Forest landscape structure, degradation, and forest condition: some commentary and fundamental principles.  Pp. 131-145 in Lindenmayer, David B. and Richard J. Hobbs, Managing and designing landscapes for conservation: moving from perspectives to principles.  Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.  587 p.
Franklin, Jerry F., Miles Hemstrom, Robert Van Pelt, Joe Buchanan, Sabra Hull, Rex Crawford, Steve Curry, and Walt Obermeyer.  2007.   Extent and distribution of old forest conditions on DNR-managed state trust lands in eastern Washington.  26 pp. + appendix.  Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Natural Resources. 


Acker, Steven A., J. F. Franklin, S. E. Greene, T. B. Thomas, R. Van Pelt, K. J. Bible.  2006.  Two decades of stability and change in old-growth forest at Mount Rainier National Park.  Northwest Science 80(1): 65-72.


Lindenmayer, D. B., J. F. Franklin, and J. Fischer.  2006.  General management principles and a checklist of strategies to guide forest biodiversity conservation.  Biological Conservation 131(3): 433-445.


Larson, A. J., and J. F. Franklin.  2006.  Structural segregation and scales of spatial dependency in Abies amabilis forests.  Journal of Vegetation Science 17:489-498.


Oakley, B. B., M. P. North, J. F. Franklin.  2006.  Facilitative and competitive effects of N-fixing shrub on white fire saplings.  Forest Ecology and Management 233:100-107.


Shulte, L. A., R. J. Mitchell, M. L. Hunter Jr., J. F. Franklin, R. K. McIntyre, B. J. Palik.  2006.  Evaluating the conceptual tools for forest biodiversity conservation and their implementation in the U.S.  Forest Ecology and Management 232:1-11.


Thomas, J. W., J. F. Franklin, J. Gordon, and K. N. Johnson.  2006.  The Northwest forest plan: origins, components, implementation experience, and suggestions for change.  Conservation Biology 20(2):277-287.


Weber, M. H., K. S. Hadley, P. M. Frenzen, and J. F. Franklin.  2006.  Forest development following mudflow deposition, Mount St. Helens, Washington.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36:437-449.



Franklin, J.F.  2005.  Reconfiguring disturbance, succession, and forest management: the science of Mount St. Helens.  In: Dale, V. H., F. J. Swanson, and C. M. Crissafulli (editors), Ecological responses to the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, p. v-vii.  Springer-Verlag: New York.


Franklin, J. F.  2005.  Spatial pattern and ecosystem function: reflections on current knowledge and future directions.  In: Lovett, G. M., C. G. Jones, M. G. Turner, and K. C. Weathers (editors), Ecosystem function in heterogeneous landscapes. Springer-Verlag: New York.  Pp. 427-441.


Franklin, Jerry F., Thomas Spies, Robert Van Pelt, Tami Riepe, Sabra Hull, and Walt Obermeyer.  2005.  Definition and inventory of old growth forests on DNR-managed state lands.  21 pp. + appendices.  Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Frenzen, P., K. Hadley, J. Major, M. Weber, J.F. Franklin, J. Hardison, and S. Stanton.  2005.  Geomorphic change and vegetational development on the Muddy River mudflow deposit.  In: Dale, V. H., F. J. Swanson, and C. M. Crissafulli (editors), Ecological responses to the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens.  Springer-Verlag: New York.  Pp. 75-91.


Hessburg, P. F., J. K. Agee, and J. F. Franklin.  (2005)  Dry forests and wildland fires of the inland Northwest USA:  Contrasting the landscape ecology of the pre-settlement and modern eras.  Forest Ecology and Management 211: 117-139.


Keeton, W. S. and J. F. Franklin.  (2005)  Do remnant old-growth trees accelerate rates of succession in mature Douglas-Fir forests?  Ecological Monographs 75(1): 103-118.


Larson, A. J. and J. F. Franklin  (2005)  Patterns of conifer tree regeneration following an autumn wildfire event in the western Oregon Cascade Range, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 218: 25-36.



Belovsky, G. E., D. B. Botkin, T. A. Crowl, K. W. Cummins, J. F. Franklin, M. L. Hunter, Jr., A. Joern, D. B. Lindenmayer, J. A. MacMahon, C. R. Margules, and M. J. Scott.  (2004)  Ten suggestions to strengthen the science of ecology.  BioScience 54: 345-351.


Brown, R. T., J. K. Agee, and J. F. Franklin.  (2004)  Forest restoration and fire:  principles in the context of place. Conservation Biology 18: 903-912.


Chen, J., B. Song, M. Rudnicki, M. Moeur, K. Bible, M. P. North, D. C. Shaw, J. F. Franklin, and D. M. Braun.  (2004)  Spatial relationship of biomass and species distribution in an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest. 50: 364-375.


DellaSala, D. A., J. E. Williams, C. Deacon Williams, and J. F. Franklin.  (2004)   Beyond smoke and mirrors:  a synthesis of fire policy and science.  Conservation Biology 18(4): 976-986.


Franklin, J. F.  (2004)  Old-growth forests, owls, and conservation paradigms.  Society of Conservation Biology Newsletter 11(3): 1, 18, 19.


Franklin, J. F. and K. N. Johnson.  (2004)  Forests face new threat:  global market changes.  Issues in Science and Technology 20(4): 41-48.


Franklin, J. F. and R. Van Pelt.  (2004)  Spatial aspects of structural complexity in old-growth forests.   Journal of Forestry 102(3): 22-28.


Harmon, M. E., J. F. Franklin, F. J. Swanson, P. Sollins, S. V. Gregory, J. D. Lattin, N. H. Anderson, S. P. Cline, N. G. Aumen, J. R. Sedell, G. W. Lienkaemper, K. Cromack. Jr. and K. W. Cummins.  (2004)  Ecology of coarse woody debris in temperate ecosystems.  In: H. Caswell (ed.), Advances in Ecological Research: Classic Papers, 34.  New York: Academic Press.  Pp. 59-234.


Keeton, W. S. and J. F. Franklin.  (2004)  Fire-related landform associations of remnant old-growth trees in the southern Washington Cascade Range. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 2371-2381.


Lindenmayer, D. B., D. R. Foster, J. F. Franklin, M. M. Hunter, R. F. Noss, F. A. Schmiegelow, and D. A. Perry.  (2004)  Salvage harvesting policies after natural disturbance.  Science 303: 1303.


Lindenmayer, D. B., J. F. Franklin, and D. R. Foster.  (2004)  Salvage harvesting fire-damaged wet eucalypt forests in south-eastern Australia:  some ecological perspectives.  Australian Forestry 67(2): 131-136.


Oakley, B. B., M. P. North, J. F. Franklin, B. P. Hedlund, and J. T. Staley.  (2004) Diversity and distribution of Frankia strains symbiotic with Ceanothus in California.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70(11): 6444-6452.


Parker, G., G., M. E. Harmon, M. A. Lefsky, J. Chen, R. Van Pelt, S. B. Weiss, S. C. Thomas, W. E. Winner, D. C. Shaw, and J. F. Franklin.  (2004)  Three-dimensional structure of an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga canopy and its implications for radiation balance, microclimate, and gas exchange.  Ecosystems 7(5): 440-453.


Shaw, D. C., J. F. Franklin, K. Bible, J. Klopatek, E. Freeman, S. E. Greene, and G. G. Parker.  (2004)  Ecological setting of the Wind River old-growth forest.” Ecosystems 7(5): 427-439.


Suchanek, T. H., H. A. Mooney, J. F. Franklin, H. Gucinski, and S. L. Ustin.  (2004)  Carbon dynamics of an old-growth forest.  Ecosystems 7(5): 421-426.



Franklin, J. F.  (2003)  Challenges to temperate forest stewardship—focusing on the future.  In:  D. B. Lindenmayer and J. F. Franklin (eds.), Towards Forest Sustainability. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.  Pp. 1-13.


Franklin, J. F. and J. K. Agee.  (2003)  Forging a Science-Based National Forest Fire Policy.   Issues in Science and Technology 20(1): 59-66.


Gordon, J., J. Berry, M. Ferrucci, J. F. Franklin, K. N. Johnson, C. Mukumoto, D. Patton, J. Sessions, M. Sterner, and D. Meyers.  2003.  An assessment of indian forests and forest management in the United States.  134 p.  Intertribal Timber Council: Portland, OR.


Lindenmayer, D. B. and J. F. Franklin (editors).  (2003)  Towards  forest sustainability.  Washington, D.C.:  Island Press.  231 p.


Lindenmayer, D. B. and J. F. Franklin.  (2003)  Transitions to ecological sustainability in forests—a synthesis.  In: D. B. Lindenmayer and J. F. Franklin (eds.), Towards forest sustainability.  Washington, D.C.: Island Press.  Pp. 205-213.


Oakley, B. B., M. P. North, and J. F. Franklin.  (2003)  The effects of fire on soil nitrogen associated with patches of the actinorhizal shrub Ceanothus cordulatus.  Plant and Soil 254: 35-46.



Bond, B. J. and J. F. Franklin.  (2002)  Aging in Pacific Northwest forests:  a selection of recent research.  Tree Physiology 22: 73-76.


Franklin, J. F. and G. H. Aplet.  (2002)  Wilderness ecosystems.  In: J. C. Hendee and C. P. Dawson (eds.), Wilderness management: stewardship and protection of resources and values, Edition 3.  Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing.  Pp. 263-285.


Franklin, J. F., T. A. Spies, R. Van Pelt, A. B. Carey, D. A. Thornburgh, D. R. Berg, D. B. Lindenmayer, M. E. Harmon, W. S. Keeton, D. C. Shaw, K. Bible, and J. Chen.  (2002)  Disturbances and structural development of natural forest ecosystems with silvicultural implications, using Douglas-fir forests as an example.  Forest Ecology and Management 155: 399-423.


Lindenmayer, D. B. and J. F. Franklin.  (2002)  Conserving forest biodiversity:  a comprehensive multiscaled approach. Washington, D.C.:  Island Press.


Smithwick, E. H., M. E. Harmon, S. M. Remillard, S. A. Acker, and J. F. Franklin.  (2002)  Potential upper bounds of carbon stores in forests of the Pacific Northwest.  Ecological Applications 12: 1303-1317.


Winter, L. E., L. B. Brubaker, J. F. Franklin, E. A. Miller, and D. Q. DeWitt.  (2002)  Canopy disturbances over the five-century lifetime of an old-growth Douglas-fir stand in the Pacific Northwest.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32(6): 1057-1070.


Winter, L. E., L. B. Brubaker,  J. F. Franklin, E. A. Miller, and D. Q. DeWitt.  (2002)  Initiation of an old-growth Douglas-fir stand in the Pacific Northwest:  a reconstruction from tree-ring records.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32(6): 1039-1056.



Franklin, J. F. and C. B. Halpern.  (2000)  Pacific Northwest Forests.  In: M. G. Barbour and W. D. Billings (eds.),  North American terrestrial vegetation. New York: Cambridge University Press.  Pp. 123-159.


Franklin, J. F., D. B. Lindenmayer, J. A. MacMahon, A. McKee, J. J. Magnuson, D. A. Perry, R. B. Waide, and David R. Foster.  (2000)  Threads of Continuity.  Conservation Biology in Practice 1: 9-16.


Franklin, J. F. and J. A. MacMahon.  (2000)  Messages from a Mountain.  Science 288: 1183-1185.


Franklin, J. F., D. A. Perry, R. F. Noss, D. R. Montgomery, and C. Frissell.  (2000)   Simplified forest management to achieve watershed and forest health:  a critique. Seattle, WA:  National Wildlife Federation.


Lindenmayer, D. B., R. B. Cunningham, C. F. Donnelly, and J. F. Franklin.  (2000)  Structural features of old-growth Australia montane ash forests.  Forest Ecology and Management 134: 189-204.


Van Pelt, R. and J. F. Franklin.  (2000)  Influence of canopy structure on the understory environment in tall, old-growth, conifer forests.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30(8): 1231-1245.


Wayburn, L. A., J. F. Franklin, J. C. Gordon, C. S. Binkley, D. J. Mladenoff, and N. L. Christensen, Jr.  (2000)   Forest carbon in the United States:  opportunities and options for private lands. Santa Rosa, CA:  Pacific Forest Trust, Inc.




Curriculum Vitae




     ► 2000-Present

     ► 1990-1999

     ► 1980-1989

     ► 1970-1979

     ► 1960-1969



Photo: Jim Lutz

Home    CV    Contact    Research    Publications    Students    Classes    Links

All text and photographs Copyright © 1960-2007 Jerry F. Franklin or used by permission