Institute Publications 2016

The Institute's publications for Fiscal Year 2016. A total of 69 publications are available.

Publication Year: FY2016

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Title: A flexible spatiotemporal method for fusing satellite images with different resolutions

Author(s): Zhu, Xiaolin.; Helmer, Eileen H.; Gao, Feng.; Liu, Desheng.; Chen, Jin.; Lefsky, Michael A.

Title: An analysis of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents supporting the channelization of the Rio Piedras

Author(s): Lugo, Ariel.; Nytch, C.J.; Ramsey, M.

Title: Amazon forest structure generates diurnal and seasonal variability in light utilization

Author(s): Morton, D. C.; Rubio, J.; Cook, B. D.; Gastellu-Etchegorry, J.-P.; Longo, M., Choi, H.; Hunter, M.; and Keller, M.

Title: Applicability of the Design Tool for Inventory and Monitoring (DTIM) and the Explore Sample Data Tool for the Assessment of Caribbean Forest Dynamics

Author(s): Marcano-Vega, Humfredo.; Lister, Andrew.; Megown, Kevin.; Scott, Charles.

Title: Assessing restoration outcomes in light of succession: management implications for tropical riparian forest restoration

Author(s): Manrique-Hernandez, H.; Heartsill Scalley, Tamara.; Barreto-Orta, M.; Betancourt-Roman, C. M.; Ortiz-Zayas, J. R.

Title: Associations between soil variables and vegetation structure and composition of Caribbean dry forests

Author(s): Melendez-Ackerman, Elvia M.; Rojas-Sandoval, Julissa.; Fernandez, Danny S.; Gonzalez, Grizelle.; Lopez, Hana.; Sustache, Jose.; Morales, Mariely.; Garcia-Bermudez, Miguel.; Aragon, Susan.

Title: Belowground Response to Drought in a Tropical Forest Soil. I. Changes in Microbial Functional Potential and Metabolism

Author(s): Bouskill, Nicholas J.; Wood, Tana E.; Baran, Richard.; Ye, Zaw.; Bowen, Benjamin P.; Lim, HsiaoChien.; Zhou, Jizhong.; Nostrand, Joy D. Van.; Nico, Peter.; Northen, Trent R.; Silver, Whendee L.; Brodie, Eoin L.

Title: Belowground Response to Drought in a Tropical Forest Soil. II. Change in Microbial Function Impacts Carbon Composition

Author(s): Bouskill, Nicholas J.; Wood, Tana E.; Baran, Richard.; Hao, Zhao.; Ye, Zaw.; Bowen, Ben P.; Lim, Hsiao Chien.; Nico, Peter S.; Holman, Hoi-Ying.; Gilbert, Benjamin.; Silver, Whendee L.; Northen, Trent R.; Brodie, Eoin L.

Title: Birds of Vieques Islands, Puerto Rico: Status, Abundance, and Conservation

Author(s): Wunderle Jr., Joseph M.;

Title: Boundary Organizations as an Approach to Overcoming Science-Delivery Barriers in Landscape Conservation: A Caribbean Case Study

Author(s): Jacobs, Kasey R.; Nicholson, L.; Murry, B. A.; Maldonado, Maixa.; Gould, William A.

Title: Building a collaborative network to understand regional forest dynamics and advance forestry initiatives in the Caribbean

Author(s): Gonzalez, Grizelle.; Heartsill Scalley, Tamara.

Title: Can legality verification enhace local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): Cashore, B.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Caro Torres, P.; de Jong, W.; Denvir, A.; Humphreys, D.; McGinley, Kathleen.; Auld, G.; Lupberger, S.; McDermott, C.; Sax, S.; Yin, D.;

Title: Caribbean Cruise: examining the amount and quality of organic matter over time from two Caribbean watersheds

Author(s): Heartsill Scalley, T.; Moya, S.; Lugo, A.E.

Title: Caribbean Dry Forest Networking: An Opportunity for Conservation

Author(s): Banda-Rodríguez, K.; Weintritt, J.; Pennington, T.

Title: Caribbean Foresters Take Steps Towards a Network of Permanent Forest Plots in the Caribbean: A Meeting Report

Author(s): Lugo, Ariel.

Title: Characterizing tropical forests with multispectral imagery

Author(s): Helmer, Eileen; Goodwin, Nicholas R.; Gond, Valery; Souza, Jr., Carlos M.; Asner, Gregory P.

Title: Characterization of the Network of Protected Areas in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Castro-Prieto, J.; Quinones, Maya.; Gould, William A.

Title: Chemical analysis of rainfall and throughfall in the Tapajós National Forest, Belterra, Pará, Brazil

Author(s): Oliveira Junior, R. C. de.; Keller, M.; Fonseca Ramos, J, F. da.; Beldini, T. P.; Crill, P, M.; Camargo, P. B. de.; van Haren, J.

Title: Circumpolar Arctic vegetation: a hierarchic review and roadmap toward an internationally consistent approach to survey, archive and classify tundra plot data

Author(s): Walker, D, A.; Daniels, F, J, A.; Alsos, I.; Bhatt, U, S.; Breen, A, L.; Buchhorn, M.; Bultmann, H.; Druckenmiller, L, A.; Edwards, M, E.; Ehrich, D.; Epstein, H, E.; Gould, William.; Ims, R, A.; Meltofte, H.; Raynolds, M, K.; Sibik, J.; Talbot, S, S.; Webber, P, J.

Title: Classification and description of world formation types

Author(s): Faber-Langendoen, D.; Keeler-Wolf, T.; Meidinger, D.; Josse, C.; Weakley, A.; Tart, D.; Navarro, G.; Hoagland, B.; Ponomarenko, S.; Fults, G.; Helmer, Eileen.

Title: Climate and Biodiversity Effects on Standing Biomass in Puerto Rican Forests

Author(s): Muscarella, R.; Uriarte, M.; Swenson, N, J.; Erickson, D, L.; Zimmerman J, K.; Kress W, J.

Title: Climate change and water resources in a tropical island system: propagation of uncertainty from statistically downscaled climate models to hydrologic models

Author(s): Van Beusekom, Ashley.; Gould, William A.; Terando, A.; Collazo, J.

Title: Climate Change Implications for Tropical Islands: Interpolating and Interpreting Statistically Downscaled GCM Projections for Management and Planning

Author(s): Khalyani, Azad Henareh.; Gould, William A.; Harmsen, Eric.; Terando, Adam.; Quinones, Maya.; Collazo, Jaime A.

Title: Communication from the National Forest Inventories Working Group of the 16th Caribbean Foresters meeting: proposal for a regional workshop

Author(s): Marcano-Vega, Humfredo.; Roberts, Carlton.; Valles, Henri.; Andre, Jacqueline.; Boswell, Kevin.; Lemen, Dennis.; Liburd, Floyd.; López, Christian.

Title: Communication from the Information Sharing Working Group: Agreement for Data Sharing Among Caribbean Foresters

Author(s): Heartsill Scalley, Tamara.; DeWalt, S.; Korysko, F.; Van Laere, G.; Jacobs, Kasey R.; Panka, S.; and Torres, J.

Title: Consumption of Mullerian Bodies by Golden-olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus) in Nicaragua's Highlands

Author(s): Torrez, M. A.; Arendt, Wayne; Diaz, L.

Title: Diet of the non-native spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Bontemps, Damien; Cuevas, Elvira; Ortiz, Eileen; Wunderle Jr., Joseph; Joglar, Rafael.

Title: Diet preferences of goats in a subtropical dry forest and implications for habitat management

Author(s): Fleming, Genie M.; Wunderle Jr., Joseph M.; Ewert, David N.

Title: Dynamics of novel forests of Castilla elastica in Puerto Rico: from species to ecosystems

Author(s): Fonseca da Silva, Jessica.

Title: Effectiveness of fishing gears to assess fish assemblage size structure in small lake ecosystems

Author(s): Clement, T. A.; Pangle, K.; Uzarski, D. G.; Murry, B. A.

Title: El mensaje de conservacion de las instalaciones restauradas del Instituto Internacional de Dasonomia Tropical

Author(s): Lugo, Ariel.; Rullan, J.

Title: Forest and community structure of tropical sub-montane rain forests on the island of Dominica, Lesser Antilles

Author(s): DeWalt, S. J.; K. Ickes, K.; James, A.

Title: Fuel Conditions Associated with Native and Exotic Grasses and Subtropical dry Forest in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Thaxton, Jarrod M.; Van Bloem, Skip J.; Whitmire, Stefanie.

Title: Geographic, environmental and biotic sources of variation in the nutrient relations of tropical montane forests

Author(s): Dalling, J, W.; Heineman, K.; Gonzalez, Grizelle.; Ostertag, R.

Title: Governmental Forest Policy for Sustainable Forest Management in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua: Regulation, Implementation, and Impact

Author(s): McGinley, Kathleen A.; Cubbage, Frederick W.

Title: Heterogeneity of elemental composition and natural abundance of stables isotopes of C and N in soils and leaves of mangroves at their southernmost West Atlantic range

Author(s): Tognella, M. M. P.; Soares, M. L. G.; Cuevas, E.; Medina, E.

Title: Human Dynamics and Forest Management: A Baseline Assessment of the Socioeconomic Characteristics of the Region Surrounding the El Yunque National Forest

Author(s): McGinley, Kathleen.

Title: Introduction: Caribbean forest dynamics and regional forestry initiatives

Author(s): Heartsill Scalley, Tamara.; Gonzalez, Grizelle.

Title: Keynote Address—Forest Management, Climate Change, and Biodiversity: Advancing an Understanding of Caribbean Forest Dynamics and Creating Long-term Regional Networks

Author(s): Headly, M.

Title: Long-Term Response of Caribbean Palm Forests to Hurricanes

Author(s): Lugo, Ariel.; Frangi, J. L.

Title: Long-term Understory Vegetation Dynamics and Responses to Ungulate Exclusion in the Dry Forest of Mona Island

Author(s): Rojas-Sandoval, J.; Meléndez-Ackerman, Elvia M.; Fumero-Cabán, J.; García-Bermúdez, M.; Sustache, J.; Aragón, S.; Morales-Vargas, M.; Olivieri, G.; S. Fernández, D, S.

Title: Modeling and Mapping Agroforestry Aboveground Biomass in the Brazilian Amazon Using Airborne Lidar Data

Author(s): Chen, Q.; Lu, D.; Keller, M.; dos-Santos, M. N.; Bolfe, E. L.; Feng, Y.; Wang, C.

Title: Modelo empírico integral de una plantación de Eucalyptus grandis en Concordia, Entre Ríos

Author(s): Frangi, J.; Pérez, C.; Goya. J.; Tesón, N.; Barrera, M.; Arturi, M.

Title: Molecular and Morphological Tools to Distinguish Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal, 1838 (Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae): A New Weevil Pest of the Endangered Century Plant, Agave eggersiana from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Author(s): Chamorro, M. Lourdes.; Persson, Joshua.; Torres-Santana, Christian W.; Keularts, Jeff; Scheffer, Sonja J.; Lewis, Matthew L.

Title: Nuevos rangos altitudinales para dos especies de la avifauna de Nicaragua

Author(s): Torrez, M. A.; Arendt, Wayne.; Castillo, I.

Title: Permanent Forestry Plots: A Potentially Valuable Teaching Resource in Undergraduate Biology Programs for the Caribbean

Author(s): Vallès, H.; and Carrington, S.

Title: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Soil under Decaying Wood in a Tropical Wet Forest in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Zalamea, Marcela.; Gonzalez, Grizelle.; Lodge, D. Jean.

Title: Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil under soybean cultivation and at an adjacent rainforest in Amazonia

Author(s): Beldini, T. P.; Oliveira Junior, R. C. de.; Keller, M.; Batista de Camargo, P.; Crill, P. M.; Damasceno da Silva, A.; Bentes dos Santos, D.; Rocha de Oliveira, D.

Title: “Puerto Rico: gateway to landscape” from an ecological perspective

Author(s): Gonzalez, Grizelle.

Title: Seed dispersal turns an experimental plantation on degraded land into a novel forest in urban northern Puerto Rico

Author(s): Abelleira, Oscar; Meléndez Ackerman, Elvia J.; García Montiel, Diana; Parrotta, John A.

Title: Separate effects of flooding and anaerobiosis on soil greenhouse gas emissions and redox sensitive biogeochemistry

Author(s): McNicol, Gavin; Silver, Whendee L.

Title: Short-term variability in labile soil phosphorus is positively related to soil moisture in a humid tropical forest in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Wood, Tana E.; Matthews, Danielle.; Vandecar, Karen.; Lawrence, Deborah.

Title: Step 1: Identify a knowledge browker. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can legality verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): Denvir, A.; Caro, P.; de Jong, W.; McGinley, Kathleen.; Cashore, B.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Step 2: Identify the problem. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can legality verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): de Jong, W.; Humphreys, D.; McGinley, Kathleen.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Cashore, B.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.; Lupberger, S.

Title: Step 3: Identifying the relevant participants for co-generating insights. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can Legality Verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): McGinley, Kathleen.; de Jong, W.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Cashore, B.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Step 4: Classify the problem. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can legality verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): Denvir, A.; Cashore, B.; de Jong, W.; Humphreys, D.; McGinley, Kathleen.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Step 5: Scoping knowledge of the problem at hand. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can Legality Verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): McGinley, Kathleen.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Cashore, B.; de Jong, W.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Step 8: Assessing comparative advantage. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can legality verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): Humphreys, D.; Denvir, A.; McGinley, K.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Cashore, B.; de Jong, W.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Step 9: Indentifying instruments and interventions to be pursued. In: Cashore, B., Visseren-Hamakers, I., others, a. (Eds.), Can Legality Verification enhance local rights to forest resources? Piloting the policy learning protocol in the Peruvian forest context

Author(s): McGinley, Kathleen.; Humphreys, D.; Visseren-Hamakers, I.; Cashore, B.; McDermott, C.; Auld, G.

Title: Short-term variability in labile soil phosphorus is positively related to soil moisture in a humid tropical forest in Puerto Rico

Author(s): Wood, Tana E.; Matthews, Danielle.; Vandecar, Karen.; Lawrence, Deborah.

Title: Spatial patterns in oxygen and redox sensitive biogeochemistry in tropical forest soils

Author(s): Liptzin, Daniel.; Silver, Whendee L.

Title: Stable-isotope and solute-chemistry approaches to flow characterization in a forested tropical watershed, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico

Author(s): Scholl, Martha A.; Shanley, James B.; Murphy, Sheila F.; Willenbring, Jane K.; Gonzalez, Grizelle.

Title: Synthesis of Household Yard Area Dynamics in the City of San Juan Using Multi-Scalar Social-Ecological Perspectives

Author(s): Melendez-Ackerman, Elvia.; Nytch, Christopher.; Santiago-Acevedo, Luis.; Verdejo-Ortiz, Julio.; Santiago-Bartolomei, Raul.; Ramos-Santiago, Luis.; Munoz-Erickson, Tischa.

Title: The Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative: A New Framework for Effective Conservation of Natural and Cultural Resources in the Caribbean

Author(s): Gould, William A. Jacobs, Kasey R.; Maldonado, Maixa.

Title: The conservation message of the rehabilitated facilities of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry

Author(s): Lugo, Ariel.; Rullan, J.

Title: The Forest Ecosystems Observatory in Guadeloupe (FWI)

Author(s): Van Laere, G.; Gall, Y.; Rousteau, A.

Title: Trace gas fluxes from intensively managed rice and soybean fields across three growing seasons in the Brazilian Amazon

Author(s): Oliveira Junior, R.C.; Keller, Michael; Crill, P.; Beldini, T.; Van Haren, J.; Camargo, P.

Title: Temporal Dynamics in Soil Oxygen and Greenhouse Gases in Two Humid Tropical Forests

Author(s): Liptzin, Daniel.; Silver, Whendee L.; Detto, Matteo.

Title: Toward an integrated monitoring framework to assess the effects of tropical forest degradation and recovery on carbon stocks and biodiversity

Author(s): Bustamante, M. M. C.; Roitman, I.; Aide, T. M.; Alencar, A.; Anderson, L. O.; Aragão, L.; Asner, G. P.; Barlow, J.; Berenguer, E.; Chambers, J.; Costa, M. H.; Fanin, T.; Ferreira, L. G.; Ferreira, J.; Keller, M. Magnusson, W. E.; Morales-Barquero; L., Morales-Barquero.; Morton, D.; Ometto, J. P. H. B.; Palace, M.; Peres, C. A.; Divino Silvério, D.; Susan Trumbore, S.; Vieira, I. C. G.

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