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Journal Publications from: 2011   2010   2009   2008

Auch, R.F., Napton, D.E., Kambly, S., Moreland Jr., T.R., Sayler, K.L., 2012, The Driving Forces of Land Change in the Northern Piedmont of the United States: Geographical Review, v. 102, no. 1, p. 53-75.

Bar Massada, A., T. J. Hawbaker, S. I. Stewart, and V.C. Radeloff. 2012. Combining satellite-based fire observations and ground-based lightning detections to identify lightning fires across the conterminous USA. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 99:1-10.

Barrett, K., A.V. Rocha, M. J. van de Weg, G. Shaver. 2012. Long-term vegetation shifts observed in arctic tundra affected by fire. Remote Sensing Letters 3(8): 729–736.

Dieye, A.M., Roy, D.P., Hanan, N.P., Liu, S., Hansen, M.C., and Touré, A., 2012, Sensitivity analysis of the GEMS soil organic carbon model to land cover land use classification uncertainties under different climate scenarios in Senegal: Biogeosciences, v. 9, no. 2, p. 631-648, available only online at

Diffendorfer, J., Fleming, G.M., Tremor, S., Spencer, W., and Beyers, J.L., 2012, The role of fire severity, distance from fire perimeter and vegetation on post-fire recovery of small-mammal communities in chaparral, International Journal of Wildland Fire 21(4) 436-448, 20 February 2012

Drummond, M.A., Auch, R.F., Karstensen, K.A., Sayler, K.L., Taylor, J.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2012, Land change variability and human-environment dynamics in the United States Great Plains. Land Use Policy, v. 29: p. 710-723.

Falcone, J.A., and Homer, C.G., 2012, Generation of a U.S. national urban land-use product: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 78, no. 10, p. 1057-1068.

Funk, C., Exceptional warming in the western Pacific-Indian Ocean Warm Pool has contributed to more frequent droughts in Eastern Africa, 2012. Bull. Amer. Met. Society, v7(93) p. 1049-1051.

Goodrich, D.C., I.S. Burns, C.L. Unkrich, D.J. Semmens, D.P. Guertin, M. Hernandez, S. Yatheendradas, and J.R. Kennedy, 2012. KINEROS2/AGWA: Model use, calibration and validation. Transactions of the ASABE, 55(4): 1561-1574.

Gu, Y., Boyte, S.P., Wylie, B.K., and Tieszen, L.L., 2012, Identifying grasslands suitable for cellulosic feedstock crops in the Greater Platte River basin—dynamic modeling of ecosystem performance with 250 m eMODIS: Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 4, no. 1, p. 96-106. (Also available online at

Gu, Y., Howard, D.M., Wylie, B.K., and Zhang, L., 2012, Mapping carbon flux uncertainty and selecting optimal locations for future flux towers in the Great Plains: Landscape Ecology, v. 27, no. 3, p. 319-326. (Also available online at

Gu, Y., Wylie, B.K., and Bliss, N.B., 2013, Mapping grassland productivity with 250-m eMODIS NDVI and SSURGO database over the Greater Platte River basin, USA: Ecological Indicators, v. 24, p. 31-36. (Also available online at

Guerry, A. D. , Ruckelshaus, M. H., Arkema, K., Bernhardt, J. R. , Guannel, G., Kim, C.-K., Marsik, M., Papenfus, M., Toft, J. E., Verutes, G., Wood, S. A., Beck, M., Chan, F., Chan, K., Gelfenbaum, G., Gold, B.D., Halpern, B., Labiosa, W. B., Lester, S., Levin, P.S., McField, M., Pinsky, M. L., Plummer, M. , Polasky, S., Ruggiero, P., Sutherland, D. A., Tallis, H., Day, A., and Spencer, J., 2012, Modeling Benefits from Nature - Using Ecosystem Services to Inform Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, v. 8, no. 1-2, p. 107-121, DOI:10.1080/21513732.2011.647835

Hogan, D., Labiosa, W., Pearlstine, L., Hallac, D., Strong, D., Hearn, P., Bernknopf, R., 2012 Estimating the Cumulative Ecological Effect of Local Scale Landscape Changes in South Florida: Environmental Management, v. 49, no. 2, p. 502-515.

Huntzinger, D.N., Post, W.M., Wei, Y., Michalak, A.M., West, T.O., Jacobson, A.R., Baker, I.T., Chen, J.M., Davis, K.J., Hayes, D.J., Hoffman, F.M., Jain, A.K., Liu, S., McGuire, A.D., Neilson, R.P., Potter, C., Poulter, B., Price, D.T., Raczka, B.M., Tian, H.Q., Thornton, P., Tomelleri, E., Viovy, N., Xiao, J., Yuan, W., Zeng, N., Zhao, M., and Cook, R., 2012, North American Carbon Program (NACP) regional interim synthesis—terrestrial biospheric model intercomparison: Ecological Modelling, v. 232, p. 144-157. (Also available online at

Kocher, S.D., Toman, E., Trainor, S.F., Wright, V., Briggs, J. S., Goebel, C. P., MontBlanc, E. M., Oxarart, A., Pepin, D. L., Steelman, T. A., Thode, A., Waldrop, T.A., How Can We Span the Boundaries between Wildland Fire Science and Management in the United States? Journal of Forestry, v. XX., no. XX, p. XX, Available online October 11, 2012. Available online at:

Li, D., Wang, C., Hu, Y., and Liu, S., 2012, General review on remote sensing-based biomass estimation: Geomatics and Information Science v. 37, no. 6, p. 631-635. (Also available online at

Lü, Y., Liu, S., and Fu, B., 2012, Ecosystem service—from virtual reality to ground truth: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 5, p. 2492-2493. (Also available online at

Lü, Y., Liu, S., and Fu, B., 2012, ERRATUM: Ecosystem service: From virtual reality to ground truth (Environ. Sci. Technol. (2012) 46 (2492-2493) (DOI: Org/10.1021/es300475w)): Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, no. 7, p. 4255. (Also available online at

Millard, M. J., Czarnecki, C. A., Morton, J. M., Brandt, L. A., Briggs, J. S., Shipley, F. S., Sayre, R., Sponholtz, P. J., Perkins, D., Simpkins, D. G., Taylor, J, 2012, A national geographic framework for guiding conservation on a landscape scale. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management v. 3, no 1, p. 175-183.

Niño de Guzmán, G.T., Hapeman, C.J., Prabhakara, K., Codling, E.E., Shelton, D.R., Rice, C.P., Hively, W.D., McCarty, G.W., Lang, M.W., Torrents, A., 2012 (May), Potential Pollutant Sources in a Choptank River (USA) Subwatershed and the Influence of Land Use and Watershed Characteristics: Science of the Total Environment, v.430, p. 270-279.

Niraula, R., Norman, L.M., Meixner, T., & Callegary, J. 2012. Multi-gauge Calibration for modeling the Semi-Arid Santa Cruz Watershed in Arizona-Mexico Border Area Using SWAT. Air, Soil and Water Research, 41. doi:10.4137/ASWR.S9410 (Also available online at

Norman, L.M., Caldeira, F., Callegary, J., Gray, F., O’ Rourke, M. K., Meranza, V., & Rijn, S. 2012. Socio-Environmental Health Analysis in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Water Quality, Exposure and Health. doi:10.1007/s12403-012-0067-x (Also available online at

Norman, L.M., Feller, M., & Villarreal, M.L. 2012. Developing spatially explicit footprints of plausible land-use scenarios in the Santa Cruz Watershed, Arizona and Sonora. Landscape and Urban Planning, 107(3), 225–235. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.06.015 (Also available online at

Norman, L.M., Villarreal, M.L., Lara-Valencia, F., Yuan, Y., Nie, W., Wilson, S., Amaya, G., Sleeter, R. 2012. Mapping socio-environmentally vulnerable populations access and exposure to ecosystem services at the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. Applied Geography, 34(0), 413–424. doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.01.006. (Also available online at

Rintaro K., Moebius-Clune, B.N., van Es, H.M., Hively, W.D., and Bilgili, A.V., 2012, Strategies for soil quality assessment using visible and near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy in a western Kenya chronosequence: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 76, no. 5, p. 1776-1788.

Schaefer, K., Schwalm, C.R., Williams, C., Arain, M.A., Barr, A., Chen, J.M., Davis, K.J., Dimitrov, D., Hilton, T.W., Hollinger, D.Y., Humphreys, E., Poulter, B., Raczka, B.M., Richardson, A.D., Sahoo, A., Thornton, P., Vargas, R., Verbeeck, H., Anderson, R., Baker, I., Black, T.A., Bolstad, P., Chen, J., Curtis, P.S., Desai, A.R., Dietze, M., Dragoni, D., Gough, C., Grant, R.F., Gu, L., Jain, A., Kucharik, C., Law, B., Liu, S., Lokipitiya, E., Margolis, H.A., Matamala, R., McCaughey, J.H., Monson, R., Munger, J.W., Oechel, W., Peng, C., Price, D.T., Ricciuto, D., Riley, W.J., Roulet, N., Tian, H., Tonitto, C., Torn, M., Weng, E., and Zhou, X., 2012, A model-data comparison of gross primary productivity—results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesis: Journal of Geophysical Research G—Biogeosciences, v. 117, citation number G03010. (Also available online at

Singh, R.K., Liu, S., Tieszen, L.L., Suyker, A.E., and Verma, S.B., 2012, Estimating seasonal evapotranspiration from temporal satellite images: Irrigation Science, v. 30, no. 4, p. 303-313. (Also available online at

Singh, R.K., Liu, S., Tieszen, L.L., Suyker, A.E., and Verma, S.B., 2012, Novel approach for computing photosynthetically active radiation for productivity modeling using remotely sensed images in the Great Plains, United States: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, v. 6, citation identifier 063522, available only online at

Sleeter, B.M., Sohl, T.L., Bouchard, M., Reker, R, Sleeter, R.R., and Sayler, K.L., 2012, Scenarios of land use and land cover change in the conterminous United States: Utilizing the Special Report on Emission Scenarios at Ecoregional Scales: Global Environmental Change 22(4), p. 896-914.

Sohl, T.L., Sleeter, B.M., Sayler, K.L., Bouchard, M.A., Reker, R.R., Bennett, S.L., Sleeter, R.R., Kanengieter, R.L., and Zhu, Z., 2012,  Spatially explicit land-use and land-cover scenarios for the Great Plains of the United States: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment v. 153, p 1-15. 

Sohl, T.L., Sleeter, B.M., Zhu, Z., Sayler, K.L., Bennett, S., Bouchard, M., Reker, R., Hawbaker, T., Wein, A., Liu, S., Kanengieter, R., and Acevedo, W., 2012, A land-use and land-cover modeling strategy to support a national assessment of carbon stocks and fluxes: Applied Geography v. 34, p. 111-124. 

Sohl, T.L., and Sohl, L.B., 2012, Land Use Change in the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion: Geographical Review 102(2), p. 180-201

Sohl, T.L., Sleeter, B.M., Zhu, Z., Sayler, K.L., Bennett, S., Bouchard, M., Reker, R., Hawbaker, T., Wein, A., Liu, S., Kanengieter, R., and Acevedo, W., 2012. A land-use and land-cover modeling strategy to support a national assessment of carbon stocks and fluxes. Applied Geography 34: 111-124.

Tan, Z., Liu, S., Bliss, N.B., and Tieszen, L.L., 2012, Current and potential sustainable corn stover feedstock for biofuel production in the United States: Biomass & Bioenergy, v. 47, p. 372-386. (Also available online at

Thenkabail, P.S. 2012. Special Issue Foreword. Global Croplands special issue for the August 2012 special issue for Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. PE&RS. 78(8): 787-788.

Thenkabail P.S., Knox J.W., Ozdogan, M., Gumma, M.K., Congalton, R.G., Wu, Z., Milesi, C., Finkral, A., Marshall, M., Mariotto, I., You, S. Giri, C. and Nagler, P. 2012. Assessing future risks to agricultural productivity, water resources and food security: how can remote sensing help?. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, August 2012 Special Issue on Global Croplands: Highlight Article. 78(8): 773-782.

Thenkabail P.S., Wu Z. An Automated Cropland Classification Algorithm (ACCA) for Tajikistan by Combining Landsat, MODIS, and Secondary Data. Remote Sensing. 2012; 4(10):2890-2918. Download the paper at this link: ACCA algorithm at this link:

van Riper, C.J., Kyle, G.T., Sutton, S.G., Barnes, M., and Sherrouse, B.C., 2012, Mapping outdoor recreationists’ perceived social values for ecosystem services at Hinchinbrook Island National Park Australia, Applied Geography v. 35, no. 1-2, p. 164-173. (Also available online at

Wood, N., and Schmidtlein, M., 2012, Anisotropic path modeling to assess pedestrian-evacuation potential from Cascadia-related tsunamis in the US Pacific Northwest, Natural Hazards, 62 (2), 275-300.

Wu, Y., and Liu, S., 2012, Automating calibration, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of complex models using the R package Flexible Modeling Environment (FME)—SWAT as an example: Environmental Modelling and Software, v. 31, p. 99-109. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., and Liu, S., 2012, Impacts of biofuels production alternatives on water quantity and quality in the Iowa River basin: Biomass & Bioenergy, v. 36, p. 182-191. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., and Liu, S., 2012, Modeling of land use and reservoir effects on nonpoint source pollution in a highly agricultural basin: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, v. 14, no. 9, p. 2350-2361. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., Liu, S., and Abdul-Aziz, O.I., 2012, Hydrological effects of the increased CO2 and climate change in the Upper Mississippi River basin using a modified SWAT: Climatic Change, v. 110, no. 3-4, p. 977-1003. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., Liu, S., and Chen, J., 2012, Urbanization eases water crisis in China: Environmental Development, v. 2, p. 142-144. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., Liu, S., and Gallant, A.L., 2012, Predicting impacts of increased CO2 and climate change on the water cycle and water quality in the semiarid James River basin of the midwestern USA: Science of the Total Environment, v. 430, p. 150-160. (Also available online at

Wu, Y., Liu, S., and Li, Z., 2012, Identifying potential areas for biofuel production and evaluating the environmental effects—a case study of the James River basin in the midwestern United States: Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 4, no. 6, p. 875-888. (Also available online at

Xian, G., Homer, C.G., Bunde, B., Danielson, P., Dewitz, J.A., Fry, J.A., and Pu, R., 2012, Quantifying urban land cover change between 2001 and 2006 in the Gulf of Mexico region: Geocarto International, v. 27, no. 6, p. 479-497.

Yuan, W., Liang, S., Liu, S., Weng, E., Luo, Y., Hollinger, D., and Zhang, H., 2012, Improving model parameter estimation using coupling relationships between vegetation production and ecosystem respiration: Ecological Modelling, v. 240, p. 29-40. (Also available online at

Yuan, W., Liu, S., Liang, S., Tan, Z., Liu, H., and Young, C.J., 2012, Estimations of evapotranspiration and water balance with uncertainty over the Yukon River basin: Water Resources Management, v. 26, no. 8, p. 2147-2157. (Also available online at

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