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Non-RMRS Publications

These publications are all related to the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology (LARSE), but do not have an RMRS author and are not listed under the Publications tab for the LARSE Group. Many of these publications are still available on Treesearch.

In Press

Bell DM, Cohen WB, Reilly M, Yang Z.  In Press.  Drought-induced forest canopy declines are ubiquitous, but not uniform, in the western United States forests. Ecosphere. 

Savage SL, Lawrence RL, Squires JR, Holbrook JD, Olson LE, Braaten J, Cohen WB.  In Press.  Shifts in forest structure in northwest Montana from 1972-2015 using the Landsat archive from Multispectral Scanner to Operational Land Imager. Forests.


Kennedy RE, Ohmann JL, Gregory MJ, Roberts HM, Yang Z, Bell DM, Kane V, Hughes MJ, Cohen WB, Powell SL et al..  2018.  An empirical, integrated forest biomass monitoring system. Environmental Research Letters. 13

Cohen WB, Yang Z, Healey SP, Kennedy RE, Gorelick N.  2018.  A LandTrendr Multispectral Ensemble for Forest Disturbance Detection. Remote Sensing of Environment. 205:131-140.

Healey SP, Cohen WB, Yang Z, Brewer CK, Brooks EB, Gorelick N, Hernandez AJ, Huang C, Hughes MJ, Kennedy RE et al..  2018.  Mapping Forest Change using Stacked Generalization: An Ensemble Approach. Remote Sensing of Environment. 204:717-728.

Mildrexler D, Zhao M, Cohen WB, Running SW, Song XP, Jones MO.  2018.  Thermal anomalies detect critical global land surface changes. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology . 57:391-411.


King DT, Wang G, Yang Z, Fischer JW.  2017.  Advances and Environmental Conditions of Spring Migration Phenology of American White Pelicans. Scientific Reports. 7

Deo R, Russell MB, McRoberts RE, Domke GM, Andersen HE, Cohen WB, Woodall CW.  2017.  Evaluating site-specific and generic spatial models of aboveground forest biomass based on Landsat time-series and lidar strip samples in the eastern USA. Remote Sensing. 9

Soulard CE, Acevedo W, Cohen WB, Yang Z, Stehman SV, Taylor JL.  2017.  Harmonization of forest disturbance datasets of the conterminous United States from 1986-2011. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 189:170

Davis RJ, Yang Z, Yost A, Belongie C, Cohen WB.  2017.  The Normal Fire Environment—Modeling environmental suitability for large forest wildfires using past, present, and future climate normals. Forest Ecology and Management.. 390:173-186.

Deo R, Domke GM, Russell MB, Woodall CW, Falkowski MJ, Cohen WB.  2017.  Using Landsat time series and lidar to inform aboveground biomass baselines in northern Minnesota. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 43:28-47.


Fetene A, Hilker T, Yeshitela R, Prasse R, Cohen WB, Yang Z.  2016.  Detecting trends in landuse and landcover change of Nech Sar National Park, Ethiopia. Environmental Management . 57:137-147.

Cohen WB, Yang Z, Stehman SV, Schroeder TA, Bell DM, Masek JG, Huang C, Meigs GW.  2016.  Forest disturbance across the conterminous United States from 1985–2012: The emerging dominance of forest decline. Forest Ecology and Management. 360:242-252.

Mildrexler D, Yang Z, Cohen WB, Bell DM.  2016.  A forest vulnerability index based on drought and high temperatures. Remote Sensing of Environment . 173:314-325.

Wulder MA, White JC, Loveland TR, Woodcock CE, Belward AS, Cohen WB, Fosnight G, Shaw J, Masek JG, Roy DP.  2016.  The global Landsat archive: Status, consolidation, and direction.. Remote Sensing of Environment . 185:271-283.

Hais M, Wild J, Berec L, Brůna J, Kennedy RE, Braaten J, Brož Z.  2016.  Landsat Imagery Spectral Trajectories—Important Variables for Spatially Predicting the Risks of Bark Beetle Disturbance. Remote Sensing. 8(8)

Fickas KC, Cohen WB, Yang Z.  2016.  Landsat-based monitoring of annual wetland change in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, USA from 1972 to 2012. Wetlands Ecology and Management . 24:73-92.

Vogeler JC, Yang Z, Cohen WB.  2016.  Mapping post-fire habitat characteristics through the fusion of remote sensing tools. Remote Sensing of Environment . (173):294-303.

Vogeler JC, Yang Z, Cohen WB.  2016.  Mapping suitable Lewis's woodpecker nesting habitat in a post-fire landscape. Northwest Science. 90:421-432.

Vogeler JC, Cohen WB.  2016.  A review of the role of active remote sensing and data fusion for characterizing forest in wildlife habitat models. Revista de Teledetección (Spanish Journal of Remote Sensing) . 45:1-14.


Kennedy RE, Yang Z, Braaten J, Copass C, Antonova N, Jordan C, Nelson P.  2015.  Attribution of disturbance change agent from Landsat time-series in support of habitat monitoring in the Puget Sound region, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment. 166:271-285.

Braaten J, Cohen WB, Yang Z.  2015.  Automated cloud and cloud shadow identification in Landsat MSS imagery for temperate ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment . 169:128-138.

Montagnoli A, Fusco S, Terzaghi M, Kirschbaum AA, Pflugmacher D, Cohen WB, Scippa GS, Chiatante D.  2015.  Estimating forest aboveground biomass by low density lidar data in mixed broad-leaved forests in the Italian Pre-Alps. Forest Ecosystems . 2(10)

Zhu Z, Woodcock CE, Holden C, Yang Z.  2015.  Generating synthetic Landsat images based on all available Landsat data: Predicting Landsat surface reflectance at any given time. Remote Sensing of Environment. 162:67-83.

Wing BM, Ritchie M, Boston K, Cohen WB, Olsen M.  2015.  Individual snag detection using neighborhood attribute filtered airborne lidar data. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 163:164-179.

Davis RJ, Ohmann JL, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Gregory MJ, Yang Z, Roberts HM, Gray AN, Spies TA.  2015.  Northwest Forest Plan–The First 20 Years (1994-2013): Status and Trends of Late-successional and Old-growth Forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. :112p.

Meigs GW, Kennedy RE, Gray AN, Gregory MJ.  2015.  Spatiotemporal dynamics of recent mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm outbreaks across the Pacific Northwest Region, USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 339:71-86.

Woodall CW, Coulston JW, Domke GM, Walters BF, Wear DN, Smith JE, Andersen HE, Clough BJ, Cohen WB, Griffiths DM et al..  2015.  The US Forest Carbon Accounting Framework: Stocks and Stock Change, 1990-2016. General Technical Report. :49p.


CEOS.  2014.  CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space, The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Response to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Carbon Strategy. 

Torresan C, Strunk J, Zald HS, Yang Z, Cohen WB.  2014.  Comparing statistical techniques to classify the structure of mountain forest stands using CHM-derived metrics in Trento province (Italy). European Journal of Remote Sensing. 47:75-94.

Sulla-Menashe D, Kennedy RE, Yang Z, Braaten J, Krankina ON, Friedl MA.  2014.  Detecting forest disturbance in the Pacific Northwest from MODIS time series using temporal segmentation. Remote Sensing of Environment. 151:114-123.

Zald HS, Ohmann JL, Roberts HM, Gregory MJ, Henderson EB, McGaughey RJ, Braaten J.  2014.  Influence of lidar, Landsat imagery, disturbance history, plot location accuracy, and plot size on accuracy of imputation maps of forest composition and structure. Remote Sensing of Environment. 143:26–38.

Roy DP, Wulder MA, Loveland TR, Woodcock CE, Allen RG, Anderson MC, Helder D, Irons JR, Johnson DM, Kennedy RE et al..  2014.  Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research. Remote Sensing of Environment. 145:154-172.

Goward SN, Huang C, Masek JG, Cohen WB, Moisen GG, Schleeweis K.  2014.  NACP North American Forest Dynamics Project: Forest Disturbance and Regrowth Data. 

McRoberts RE, Cohen WB, Pflugmacher D.  2014.  Preface, 2012 ForestSAT Special Issue. Remote Sensing of Environment . 151:1-2.

Pflugmacher D, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Yang Z.  2014.  Using Landsat-derived disturbance and recovery history and lidar to map forest biomass dynamics. Remote Sensing of Environment. 151:124-137.


Main-Knorn M, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Grodzki W, Pflugmacher D, Griffiths P, Hostert P.  2013.  Monitoring coniferous forest biomass change using a Landsat trajectory-based approach. Remote Sensing of Environment. 139:277-290.

Shirley SM, Yang Z, Hutchinson RA, Alexander JD, McGarigal K, Betts MG.  2013.  Species distribution modelling for the people: unclassified landsat TM imagery predicts bird occurrence at fine resolutions. Diversity and Distributions. 19:855-866.


O’Neil TA, Bettinger P, Marcot B, Cohen WB, Taft O, Ash R, Bruner H, Langhoff C, Carlino J, Hutchison V et al..  2012.  Application of Spatial Technologies in Wildlife Biology. Wildlife Techniques Manual. 

Campbell JL, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Miller R.  2012.  Assessing the carbon consequences of western juniper encroachment across Oregon, USA. Range Ecology & Management. 65:223-231.

Viana H, Aranha J, Lopes D, Cohen WB.  2012.  Estimation of crown biomass of Pinus pinaster stands and shrubland above-ground biomass using forest inventory data, remotely sensed imagery and spatial prediction models. Ecological Modelling. 226:22-35.

Kennedy RE.  2012.  New views on changing Arctic vegetation. Environmental Research Letters. 7(1):1-3.

Wulder MA, Masek JG, Cohen WB, Loveland TR, Woodcock CE.  2012.  Opening the archive: How free data has enabled the science and monitoring promise of Landsat. Remote Sensing of Environment. 122:2-10.

Wing BM, Ritchie M, Boston K, Cohen WB, Gitelman A, Olsen M.  2012.  Prediction of understory vegetation cover with airborne lidar in an interior ponderosa pine forest. Remote Sensing of Environment. 124:730-741.

Kennedy RE, Yang Z, Cohen WB, Pfaff E, Braaten J, Nelson P.  2012.  Spatial and temporal patterns of forest disturbance and regrowth within the area of the Northwest Forest Plan. Remote Sensing of Environment. 122:117-133.

Ohmann JL, Gregory MJ, Roberts HM, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Yang Z.  2012.  Spatial monitoring of older forest with nearest-neighbor imputation and Landsat time-series. Forest Ecology and Management. 272:13-25.

Pflugmacher D, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE.  2012.  Using Landsat-derived disturbance history (1972 – 2010) to predict current forest structure. Remote Sensing of Environment. 122:146-165.


Pflugmacher D, Krankina ON, Cohen WB, Friedl MA, Sulla-Menashe D, Kennedy RE, Nelson P, Loboda TV, Kuemmerle T, Dyukarev E et al..  2011.  Comparison and assessment of coarse resolution land cover maps for Northern Eurasia. Remote Sensing of Environment. 115:3539-3553.

Turner DP, Ritts WD, Yang Z, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Duane MV, Thornton PE, Law BE.  2011.  Decadal trends in net ecosystem production and net ecosystem carbon balance for a regional socioecological system. Forest Ecology & Management. 262:1318-1325.

Meigs GW, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB.  2011.  A Landsat time series approach to characterize bark beetle and defoliator impacts on tree mortality and surface fuels in conifer forests. Remote Sensing of Environment. 115:3707-3718.

Meigs GW, Turner DP, Ritts WD, Yang Z, Law BE.  2011.  Landscape-scale simulation of heterogeneous fire effects on pyrogenic carbon emissions, tree mortality, and net ecosystem production. Ecosystems. 14:758-775.

Kennedy RE, Yang Z, Braaten J, Nelson P, Cohen WB, .  2011.  Monitoring landscape dynamics of National Parks in the western United States. Remote Sensing of Protected Lands, Wang (ed.). 

Turner DP, Göckede M, Law BE, Ritts WD, Cohen WB, Yang Z, Hudiburg T, Kennedy RE, Duane MV.  2011.  Multiple constraint analysis of regional land surface carbon flux. TellusB. 63:207-221.

Moeur MM, Ohmann JL, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Gregory MJ, Yang Z, Roberts HM, Fiorella M.  2011.  Northwest Forest Plan–the first 15 years (1994–2008): status and trends of late-successional and old-growth forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-853:48.


Viana H, Cohen WB, Lopes D, Aranha J.  2010.  Assessment of forest biomass for use as energy. GIS-based analysis of geographical availability and locations of wood-fired power plants in Portugal. Applied Energy. 87:2551-2560.

Cohen WB, Yang Z, Kennedy RE.  2010.  Detecting trends in forest disturbance and recovery using yearly Landsat time series: 2. TimeSync - Tools for calibration and validation,. Remote Sensing of Environment. 114:2911-2924.

Kennedy RE, Yang Z, Cohen WB.  2010.  Detecting trends in forest disturbance and recovery using yearly Landsat time series: 1. LandTrendr - Temporal segmentation algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment. 114:2897-2910.

Duane MV, Cohen WB, Campbell JL, Hudiburg T, Turner DP, Weyermann D.  2010.  Implications of alternative field-sampling designs on Landsat-based mapping of stand age and carbon stocks in Oregon forests. Forest Science. 56:405-416.

Pascual C, Garcia-Abril A, Cohen WB, Martin-Fernandez S.  2010.  Relationship between lidar-derived forest canopy height and Landsat images. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 31:1261-1280.

McRoberts RE, Cohen WB, Næsset E, Stehman SV, Tomppo EO.  2010.  Using remotely sensed data to construct and assess forest attribute maps and related spatial products. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 25:340-367.


Campbell JL, Alberti G, Martin JG, Law BE.  2009.  Carbon dynamics of a Ponderosa pine plantation following a thinning treatment in the northern Sierra Nevada. Forest Ecology and Management. 275:453-463.

Hudiburg T, Law BE, Turner DP, Campbell JL, Donato DC, Duane MV.  2009.  Carbon dynamics of Oregon and Northern California forests and potential land-based carbon storage. Ecological Applications. 19:163-180.

Kim Y, Yang Z, Cohen WB, Pflugmacher D, Lauver C, Vankat JL.  2009.  Distinguishing between live and dead standing tree biomass on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, USA using small-footprint lidar data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 113:2499-2510.

Meigs GW, Donato DC, Campbell JL, Martin JG, Law BE.  2009.  Forest fire impacts on carbon uptake, storage, and emission: The role of burn severity in the Eastern Cascades, Oregon. Ecosystems. 12:1246-1267.


Schroeder TA, Gray AN, Harmon ME, Wallin DO, Cohen WB.  2008.  Estimating live forest carbon dynamics with a Landsat-based curve fitting approach. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 

Hayes DJ, Cohen WB, Sader S.A., Irwin D.E..  2008.  Estimating proportional change in forest cover as a continuous variable from multi-year MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112:735-749.

Woodcock CE, Allen RG, Anderson M., Belward AS, Bindschadler R, Cohen WB, Gao F, Goward SN, Helder D, Helmer E et al..  2008.  Free access to Landsat data. Science. 320

Wulder MA, White J.C., Goward SN, Masek JG, Irons JR, Herold M, Cohen WB, Loveland TR, Woodcock CE.  2008.  Landsat continuity: Issues and opportunities for land cover monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112:955-969.

Powell SL, Hansen AJ, Cohen WB.  2008.  Mapping the extent and distribution of conifer cover increase in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Landsape Ecology Research Trends. 

Krankina ON, Pflugmacher D, Friedl MA, Cohen WB, Nelson P, Baccini A.  2008.  Meeting the challenge of mapping peatlands with remotely sensed data. Biogeosciences. 5:1809-1820.

Masek JG, Huang C, Cohen WB, Kutler J., Hall FG, Wolfe R., Nelson P.  2008.  North American forest disturbance mapped from a decadal Landsat record. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112:2914-2926.

Pascual C, Garcia-Abril A, Garcia-Montero LG, Martin-Fernandez S, Cohen WB.  2008.  Object-based semi-automatic approach for forest structure characterization using lidar data in heterogeneous Pinus sylvestris stands. Forest Ecology and Management. 255:3677-3685.

Liu W., Song C, Schroeder TA, Cohen WB.  2008.  Predicting forest successional stages using multitemporal Landsat imagery and Forest Inventory and Analysis data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 29:3855-3872.

Powell SL, Cohen WB, Yang Z, Pierce J., Alberti M.  2008.  Quantification of impervious surface in the Snohomish Water Resources Inventory Area of Western Washington from 1972-2006. Remote Sensing of Environment. 112:1895-1908.

Pflugmacher D, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Lefsky MA.  2008.  Regional applicability of forest height and aboveground biomass models for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System. Forest Science. 54(6):647-657.


Powell SL, Hansen AJ.  2007.  Conifer cover increase in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Frequency, rates, and spatial variation. Ecosystems. 10(2):204-216.

Powell SL, Pflugmacher D, Kirschbaum AA, Kim Y, Cohen WB.  2007.  Moderate resolution remote sensing alternatives: a review of Landsat-like sensors and their applications. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 1:012506

Lobser S.E., Cohen WB.  2007.  The MODIS tasselled cap: land cover characteristics expressed through transformed MODIS data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 28:5079-5101.

Schroeder TA, Cohen WB, Yang Z.  2007.  Patterns of forest regrowth following clearcutting in western Oregon as determined from a Landsat time-series. Forest Ecology and Management. 243

Song C, Schroeder TA, Cohen WB.  2007.  Predicting temperate conifer forest successional stage distributions with multitemporal Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 106:228-237.

Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Kirschbaum AA, Haunreiter E.  2007.  Protocol for Landsat-based monitoring of landscape dynamics at North Coast and Cascades Network Parks: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 2-G1. :126p..

Campbell JL, Donato DC, Azuma DA, Law BE.  2007.  Pyrogenic carbon emission from a large wildfire in Oregon, USA. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 112(No. G04014)

Pflugmacher D, Krankina ON, Cohen WB.  2007.  Satellite-based peatland mapping: potential of the MODIS sensor. Global and Planetary Change. 56:248-257.

Turner DP, Ritts WD, Law BE, Cohen WB, Yang Z, Hudiburg T, Campbell JL, Duane MV.  2007.  Scaling net ecosystem production and net biome production over a heterogeneous region in the western United States. Biogeosciences. 4:597-612.

Hayes DJ, Cohen WB.  2007.  Spatial, spectral and temporal patterns of tropical forest cover change as observed with multiple scales of optical satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 106:1-16.

Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Schroeder TA.  2007.  Trajectory-based change detection for automated characterization of forest disturbance dynamics. Remote Sensing of Environment. 110:370-386.


Turner DP, Ritts WD, Zhao M, Kurc SA, Dunn AL, Wofsy SC, Small EE, Running SW.  2006.  Assessing interannual variation in MODIS-based estimates of gross primary production. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing . 44:1899-1907.

Law BE, Turner DP, Lefsky MA, Campbell JL, Guzy M, Sun OJ, Van Tuyl S, Cohen WB.  2006.  Carbon fluxes across regions: observational constraints at multiple scales. Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications. :167-190.

Turner DP, Ritts WD, Styles JM, Yang Z, Cohen WB, Law BE, Thornton PE.  2006.  A diagnostic carbon flux model to monitor the effects of disturbance and interannual variation in climate on regional NEP. Tellus. 58B:476-490.

Gobron N, Pinty B., Aussedat O, Chen JM, Cohen WB, Fensholt R, Gond V, Hummerich KF, Lavergne T., Melin F. et al..  2006.  Evaluation of fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: Methodology and results using Joint Research Center products derived from SeaWiFS against ground-based estimations. Journal of Geophysical Research. 111: D13110

Turner DP, Ritts WD, Cohen WB, Gower ST, Running SW, Zhao M, Costa MH, Kirschbaum AA, Ham JM, Saleska SR et al..  2006.  Evaluation of MODIS NPP and GPP Products Across Multiple Biomes. Remote Sensing of Environment. 102:282-292.

Fassnacht KS, Cohen WB, Spies TA.  2006.  Key issues in making and using satellite-based maps in ecology: A primer. Forest Ecology and Management. 222:167-181.

Langford WT, Gergel SE, Dietterich TG, Cohen WB.  2006.  Map classification can cause large errors in landscape pattern indices: Examples from habitat fragmentation. Ecosystems. 9:474-488.

Kennedy RE, Turner DP, Cohen WB, Guzy M.  2006.  A method for efficient spatial modeling of biogeochemical models. Landsape Ecology. 21:213-224.

Cohen WB, Maiersperger TK, Turner DP, Ritts WD, Pflugmacher D, Kennedy RE, Kirschbaum AA, Running SW, Costa MH, Gower ST.  2006.  MODIS land cover and LAI Collection 4 product quality across nine sites in the Western Hemisphere. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 44:1843-1857.

Donato DC, Fontaine JB, Campbell JL, Robinson W.D., Kauffman JB, Law BE.  2006.  Post-wildfire logging hinders regeneration and increases fire risk. Science. 311(4759):352.

Schroeder TA, Cohen WB, Song C, Canty MJ, Yang Z.  2006.  Radiometric correction of multi-temporal Landsat data for characterization of early successional forest patterns in western Oregon. Remote Sensing of Environment. 103:16-26.

Healey SP, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Yang Z.  2006.  Remotely sensed data in the mapping of forest harvest patterns. Methods and Applications for Remote Sensing: Concepts and Case Studies. 

Arroyo LA, Healey SP, Cohen WB, Cocero D, Manzanera J.A..  2006.  Using object-oriented classification and high-resolution imagery to map fuel types in the Mediterranean region. Journal of Geophysical Research. 

Morisette JT, Baret F, Privette JL, Myneni RB, Nickeson JE, Garrigues S, Shabanov NV, Weiss M, Fernandes RA, Leblanc SG et al..  2006.  Validation of Global Moderate-Resolution LAI Products: A Framework Proposed Within the CEOS Land Product Validation Subgroup. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 44:1804-1817.


Lefsky MA, Turner DP, Guzy M, Cohen WB.  2005.  Combining lidar estimates of biomass and Landsat estimates of stand age for spatially extensive validation of modeled forest productivity. Remote Sensing of Environment. 95:549-558.

Lefsky MA, Harding DJ, Keller M, Cohen WB, Carabajal CC, Espirito-Santo F, Hunter MO, de Oliveira R, de Camargo PB.  2005.  Estimates of forest canopy height and aboveground biomass using ICESat. Geophysical Research Letters. 32:L22S02

Yang Z, Cohen WB, Harmon ME.  2005.  Modeling early forest succession following clear-cutting in western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 35:1889-1900.

Potter C, Tan P, Kumar V, Kucharik C, Klooster S, Genovese V, Cohen WB, Healey SP.  2005.  Recent History of Large-Scale Ecosystem Disturbances in North America Derived from the AVHRR Satellite Record. Ecosystems. 8:808-824.

Turner DP, Ritts WD, Cohen WB, Maiersperger TK, Gower ST, Kirschbaum AA, Running SW, Zhao M, Wofsy SC, Dunn AL et al..  2005.  Site-level evaluation of satellite-based global terrestrial gross primary production and net primary production. Global Change Biology. 11:1-19.

Moeur MM, Spies TA, Hemstrom M, Martin JR, Alegria J, Browning J, Cissel J, Cohen WB, Demeo T, Healey SP et al..  2005.  Status and trend of late-successional and old-growth forest under the Northwest Forest Plan. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-646


Krankina ON, Harmon ME, Cohen WB, Oetter DR, Zyrina O, Duane MV.  2004.  Carbon stores, sinks, and sources in forests of northwestern Russia: Can we reconcile forest inventories with remote sensing results? Climatic Change. 67:257-272.

Guild LS, Cohen WB, Kauffman JB.  2004.  Detection of deforestation and land conversion in Rondonia, Brazil using change detection techniques. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 20(4):731-750.

Law BE, Turner DP, Sun OJ, Guzy M, Campbell JL, Lefsky M, Tuyl SV, Ritts WD, Cohen WB.  2004.  Disturbance and climate effects on carbon stocks and fluxes across western Oregon USA. Global Change Biology. 10:1429-1444.

Campbell JL, Sun OJ, Law BE.  2004.  Disturbance and net ecosystem production across three climatically distinct landscapes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 18(GB4017)

Lee KS, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Maiersperger TK, Gower ST.  2004.  Hyperspectral versus multispectral data for estimating leaf area index in four different biomes. Remote Sensing of Environment. 91:508-520.

Cohen WB.  2004.  Integrating remote sensing and ecology. BioScience. 54:483.

Turner DP, Ollinger SV, Kimball JS.  2004.  Integrating remote sensing and ecosystem process models for landscape to regional scale analysis of the carbon cycle. Bioscience. 54:573-584.

Cohen WB, Goward SN.  2004.  Landsat's role in ecological applications of remote sensing. BioScience. 54:535-545.

Guild LS, Kauffman JB, Cohen WB, Hlavka CA, Ward DE.  2004.  Modeling biomass burning emissions for Amazon forest and pastures in Rondonia, Brazil. Ecological Applications. 14(4):S232-S246.

Turner DP, Guzy M, Lefsky MA, Ritts WD, Van Tuyl S, Law BE.  2004.  Monitoring Forest Carbon Sequestration with Remote Sensing and Carbon Cycle Modeling. Environmental Management. 33:457-466.

Krankina ON, Guoqing S, Shugart HH, Kharuk VI, Kasischke ES, Bergen KM, Masek JG, Cohen WB, Oetter DR, Duane MV.  2004.  Northern Eurasia: Remote Sensing of Boreal Forests in Selected Regions. Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth's Surface (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing). 6

Turner DP, Ollinger SV, Smith ML, Krankina ON, Gregory MJ.  2004.  Scaling net primary production to a MODIS footprint in support of Earth observing system product validation. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 25(10):1961-1979.

Cohen WB.  2004.  Special Issue. BioScience. 54(6)

Campbell JL, Sun OJ, Law BE.  2004.  Supply-side controls on soil respiration among Oregon forests. Global Change Biology. 10:1857-1869.


Kennedy RE, Cohen WB.  2003.  Automated designation of tie-points for image-to-image coregistration. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 24(17):3467-3490.

Cohen WB, Maiersperger TK, Yang Z, Gower ST, Turner DP, Ritts WD, Berterretche M, Running SW.  2003.  Comparisons of land cover and LAI estimates derived from ETM+ and MODIS for four sites in North America: a quality assessment of 2000/2001 provisional MODIS products. Remote Sensing of Environment. 88:233-255.

Turner DP, Urbanski S, Bremer D, Wofsy SC, Meyers T, Gower ST, Gregory MJ.  2003.  A cross-biome comparison of light use efficiency for gross primary production. Global Change Biology. 9:383-395.

Turner DP, Guzy M, Lefsky MA, Van Tuyl S, Sun OJ, Daly C, Law BE.  2003.  Effects of land use and fine scale environmental heterogeneity on net ecosystem production over a temperate coniferous forest landscape. Tellus. 55B:657-668.

Morisette JT, Nickeson JE, Davis P, Wang Y, Tian Y, Woodcock CE, Shabanov NV, Hansen M, Cohen WB, Oetter DR et al..  2003.  High spatial resolution satellite observations for validation of MODIS land products: IKONOS observations acquired under the NASA Scientific Data Purchase. Remote Sensing of Environment. 88:100-110.

Cohen WB, Maiersperger TK, Gower ST, Turner DP.  2003.  An improved strategy for regression of biophysical variables and Landsat ETM+ data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 84:561-571.

Parmenter AW, Hansen AJ, Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Langner U, Lawrence RL, Maxwell B, Gallant A, Aspinall R.  2003.  Land use and land cover change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: 1975-1995. Ecological Applications. 13:687-703.

Bergen KM, Conard SG, Houghton RA, Kasischke ES, Kharuk VI, Krankina ON, Ranson KJ, Shugart HH, Sukhinen AI, Treyfeld RF.  2003.  NASA and Russian scientists observe land-cover and land-use change and carbon in Russian forests. Journal of Forestry. 101(4):34-41.

Wythers KR, Reich PB, Turner DP.  2003.  Predicting leaf area index from scaling principles: corroboration and consequences. Tree Physiology. 23:1171-1179.

Turner DP, Ollinger SV, Smith ML, Krankina ON, Gregory MJ.  2003.  Scaling net primary production to a MODIS footprint in support of Earth observing system product validation. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 25:1961-1979.

Lefsky MA, Cohen WB.  2003.  Selection of remotely sensed data. Methods and Applications for Remote Sensing: Concepts and Case Studies, ed. Wulder and Franklin. :13-46.


Cohen WB, Spies TA, Alig RJ, Oetter DR, Maiersperger TK, Fiorella M.  2002.  Characterizing 23 years (1972-1995) of stand replacement disturbance in western Oregon forests with Landsat imagery. Ecosystems. 5:122-137.

Hansen AJ, Rasker R, Maxwell B, Rotella JJ, Johnson JD, Parmenter AW, Langner U, Cohen WB, Lawrence RL, Kraska MP.  2002.  Ecological causes and consequences of demographic change in the New West. BioScience. 52:151-162.

Turner DP, Gower ST, Cohen WB, Gregory MJ, Maiersperger TK.  2002.  Effects of spatial variability in light use efficiency on satellite-based NPP monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment. 80:397-405.

Lefsky MA, Cohen WB, Parker GG, Harding DJ.  2002.  Lidar remote sensing for forest ecosystem studies. BioScience. 52:19-30.

Lefsky MA, Cohen WB, Harding DJ, Parker GG, Acker SA, Gower ST.  2002.  Lidar remote sensing of aboveground biomass in three biomes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 11:393-399.


Lefsky MA, Cohen WB, Spies TA.  2001.  An evaluation of alternative remote sensing products for forest inventory, monitoring, and mapping in Douglas-fir forests of western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 31:78-87.

Oetter DR, Cohen WB, Berterretche M, Maiersperger TK, Kennedy RE.  2001.  Land cover mapping in an agricultural setting using multiseasonal Thematic Mapper data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 76:139-155.

Cohen WB, Maiersperger TK, Spies TA, Oetter DR.  2001.  Modeling forest cover attributes as continuous variables in a regional context with Thematic Mapper data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 22:2279-2310.

Woodcock CE, Macomber SA, Pax-Lenney M, Cohen WB.  2001.  Monitoring large areas for forest change using Landsat: generalization across space, time and Landsat sensors. Remote Sensing of Environment. 78:194-203.

Maiersperger TK, Cohen WB, Ganio L.  2001.  A TM-based hardwood-conifer mixture index for closed-canopy forests in the Oregon Coast Range. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 22:1053-1066.


Turner DP, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE.  2000.  Alternative spatial resolutions and estimation of carbon flux over a managed forest landscape in western Oregon. Landscape Ecology. 15:441-452.

Helmer E, Brown S, Cohen WB.  2000.  Mapping montane tropical forest successional stage and land use with multi-date Landsat imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21:2163-2183.


Thomlinson JR, Bolstad PV, Cohen WB.  1999.  Coordinating methodologies for scaling land-cover classifications from site-specific to global: steps toward validating global map products. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:16-28.

Running SW, Baldocchi DD, Turner DP, Gower ST, Bakwin PS, Hibbard KA.  1999.  A global terrestrial monitoring network integrating tower fluxes, flask sampling, ecosystem modeling and EOS satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:82-98.

Lefsky MA, Cohen WB, Acker SA, Parker GG, Spies TA, Harding DJ.  1999.  Lidar remote sensing of the canopy structure and biophysical properties of Douglas-fir/western hemlock forests. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:339-361.

Milne BT, Cohen WB.  1999.  Multiscale assessment of binary and continuous landcover variables for MODIS validation, mapping, and modeling applications. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:82-98.

Turner DP, Cohen WB, Kennedy RE, Fassnacht KS, Briggs JM.  1999.  Relationships between leaf area index and Landsat TM spectral vegetation indices across three temperate zone sites. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:82-98.

Lefsky MA, Harding DJ, Cohen WB, Parker GG, Shugart HH.  1999.  Surface lidar remote sensing of basal area and biomass in deciduous forests of eastern Maryland, USA. Remote Sensing of Environment. 67:83-98.

Means JE, Acker SA, Harding DJ, Blair JB, Lefsky MA, Cohen WB, Harmon ME, McKee WA.  1999.  Use of large-footprint scanning airborne lidar to estimate forest stand characteristics in the western Cascades of Oregon. Remote Sensing of Environment. 67:298-308.

Cohen WB, Justice CO.  1999.  Validating MODIS terrestrial ecology products: linking in-situ and satellite measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment. 70:1-3.


Cohen WB, Fiorella M.  1998.  Comparison of methods for detecting conifer forest change with Thematic Mapper imagery. Remote Sensing Change Detection: Environmental Monitoring Methods and Applications, Lunetta, R.S. and C.D. Elvidge, eds.. :89-102.

Sachs DL, Sollins P, Cohen WB.  1998.  Detecting landscape changes in the interior of British Columbia from 1975-1992 using satellite imagery. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 28:23-36.

Cohen WB, Fiorella M, Gray J, Helmer E, Anderson K.  1998.  An efficient and accurate method for mapping forest clearcuts in the Pacific Northwest using Landsat imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 64:293-300.

Krankina ON, Fiorella M, Cohen WB, Treyfeld RF.  1998.  The use of Russian forest inventory data for carbon budgeting and for developing carbon offset strategies. World Resources Review. 10:52-66.


Kennedy RE, Cohen WB, Takao G.  1997.  Empirical methods to compensate for a view-angle dependent brightness gradient in AVIRIS imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 62:277-291.


Cohen WB, Kushla J, Ripple WJ, Garman SL.  1996.  An introduction to digital methods in remote sensing of forested ecosystems: focus on the Pacific Northwest, USA. Environmental Management. 20:421-435.

Cohen WB, Harmon ME, Wallin DO, Fiorella M.  1996.  Two decades of carbon flux from forests of the Pacific Northwest. BioScience. 46:836-844.

Wallin DO, Harmon ME, Cohen WB, Fiorella M, Ferrell WK.  1996.  Use of remote sensing to model landuse effects on carbon flux in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA. In The Use of Remote Sensing in the Modeling of Forest Productivity at Scales from the Stand to the Globe, Gholz, H.L., K. Nakane, and H. Shimoda (eds.). :219-237.


Franklin SE, Waring RH, McCreight RW, Cohen WB, Fiorella M.  1995.  Aerial and satellite sensor detection and classification of Western Spruce Budworm defoliation in a subalpine forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 21:209-308.

Cohen WB, Spies TA, Fiorella M.  1995.  Estimating the age and structure of forests in a multi-ownership landscape of western Oregon, USA. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 16:721-746.

Cohen WB, Spies TA, Swanson FJ, Wallin DO.  1995.  Land cover on the western slopes of the central Oregon Cascade Range. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 16:595-596.


Cohen WB.  1994.  GIS applications perspective: current research on remote sensing of forest structure. Forest Ecosystem Management at the Landscape Level: the Role of Remote-Sensing and Integrated GIS in Resource Management Planning, Analysis, and Decision Making, Sample, A (ed.). :91-107.

Cohen WB, Sollins P, Homann P, Ferrell WK, Harmon ME, Wallin DO, Fiorella M.  1994.  Using a GIS to model effects of land use on carbon storage in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Information Management and Analysis: Ecosystem to Global Scales, Michener, W.K., J.W. Brunt, and S.G. Stafford (eds.). :487-499.


Cohen WB, Spies TA.  1992.  Estimating structural attributes of Douglas-fir/western hemlock forest stands from LANDSAT and SPOT imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 41:1-17.


Cohen WB.  1991.  Chaparral vegetation reflectance and its potential utility for assessment of fire hazard. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 57:203-207.

Hunt ERJ, Cohen WB.  1991.  Remote sensing of leaf water stress. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 57:1474.

Cohen WB.  1991.  Response of vegetation indices to changes in three measures of leaf water stress. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 57:195-202.

Cohen WB.  1991.  Temporal versus spatial variation in leaf reflectance under changing water stress conditions. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 12:1865-1876.

Cohen WB.  1991.  Water stress effects on heating-related water transport in woody plants. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 21:191-206.


Cohen WB, Omi PN, Kauffman MR.  1990.  Heating-related water transport to intact lodgepole pine branches. Forest Science. 36:246-254.

Cohen WB, Spies TA.  1990.  Remote sensing of canopy structure in the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest Environmental Journal . 6:415-418.

Cohen WB, Spies TA, Bradshaw GA.  1990.  Semivariograms of digital imagery for analysis of conifer canopy structure. Remote Sensing of Environment. 34(3):167-178.