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Research Publications

C. Trauernicht, A.G. Frazier, J. Dendy, I. Bubb, C. Camacho-Fejeran, J.B. Friday, R.King, J. Manglona, F.Ruegorong, A. Singeo, C.P. Giardina, S. Cordell. 2023.  How people, rainfall, and vegetation shape tropical island fire regimes across Micronesia.  Journal of Biogeography.

C. Trauernicht. 2023. People, not goats, played “a central role” in the Maui Fires. Science, eletter

Ticktin, T., Mandle, L., Hastings, Z., Hoppe, T., 2023. Reducing seed predation by introduced rodents helps, but is insufficient, to prevent long-term decline of common forest trees.Biological Conservation 278:1098474

Zhu, T.R., Litton, C.M., Giardina, C.P., ., 2021. Moisture availability and ecological restoration limit fine fuels and modelled wildfire intensity following non‐native ungulate removal in Hawaii. J. Appl. Ecology 58:.2207-2219.

Bremer, L.L., Nathan, N., Pascua, P.A., Krueger, N., Jokiel, J., Barton, J. and Daily, G.C., 2021. Maintaining the Many Societal Benefits of Rangelands: The Case of Hawai ‘i.  Land 10:764.


Selmants, P.C., Sleeter, B.M., Liu, J., Wilson, T.S., ., Frazier, A.G. and Asner, G.P., 2021. Ecosystem carbon balance in the Hawaiian Islands under different scenarios of future climate and land use change. Environmental Research Letters 16:104020.


Melone, A., Bremer, L.L., Crow, S.E., Hastings, Z., Winter, K.B., Ticktin, T., Rii, Y.M., Wong, M., Kukea-Shultz, K., Watson, S.J. and 2021. Assessing Baseline Carbon Stocks for Forest Transitions: A Case Study of Agroforestry Restoration from Hawaiʻi. , (3), p.189.


Nugent, A.D., Longman, R., , C., Lucas, M., Diaz, H.F. and Giambelluca, T.W., 2020. Fire and Rain: The Legacy of Hurricane Lane in Hawai ‘i. .


Lucas, M.P., , C., Frazier, A.G. and Miura, T., 2020. Long-Term, Gridded Standardized Precipitation Index for Hawai’i. , (4), p.109.

Trauernicht, C. 2019. Vegetation-Rainfall interactions reveal how climate variability and climate change alter spatial patterns of wildland fire probability on Big Island, Hawaii. Science of the Total Environment 650:459-469

Trauernicht, C, T. Ticktin, H. Fraiola, Z. Hastings, A. Tsuneyoshi. 2018.  Active restoration enhances the recovery of a Hawaiian mesic forest after fire. Forest Ecology and Management 411:1-11

Bremer, L, L. Mandle, C. Trauernicht, K. Burnett, P. Pascua, H.L. McMillen, N. Kurashima, C.A. Wada, S. Quazi, T. Giambelluca, T. Ticktin. 2018.  Bringing multiple values to the table: assessing future land-use and climate change in North Kona, Hawaiʻi. Ecology and Society 23

Gollin, L.X., and . 2018. The critical role of firefighters’ place-based environmental knowledge in responding to novel fire regimes in Hawaii. C. Fowler, j. Welch, and A. Sullivan, editors. Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World.University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Wada C., L. Bremer, K. Burnett, , T. Giambelluca, L.Mandle, E.Parsons, C. Weil, T. Ticktin.2017. Prioritizing management investments at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a, Hawaii using spatial changes in water yield and landscape flammability under forest restoration and climate change. Pacific Science 71:401-424

Mora, C., B. Dousset, I.R. Caldwell, F.E. Powell, R.C. Geronimo, Coral R. Bielecki, C.W. Counsell, B.S. Dietrich, E.T. Johnston, L.V. Louis, M.P. Lucas, M.M. McKenzie, A.G. Shea, H.Tseng, T.W. Giambelluca, L.R. Leon, E.Hawkins, 2017. Global risk of deadly heat. Nature Climate Change 7:501-506

Hawbaker, T., , S. Howard, C. M. Litton, C.P. Giardina, J. Jacobi, L. Fortini, F. Hughes, P. Selmants, Z. Zhu.2017. Wildland fires and greenhouse emissions for Hawaii. P. Selmants et al. Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse gas fluxes in ecosystems of Hawaii. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1834

Trauernicht, C., B.P. Murphy, L.D. Prior, M.J. Lawes, D.M.J.S. Bowman. 2016.  Human imposed, fine-grained patch burning explains the population stability of a fire-sensitive conifer in a frequently burnt northern Australian savanna.  Ecosystems 19:896-909    

Trauernicht, C., E. Pickett, C.P. Giardina, C.M. Litton, S. Cordell, A. Beavers. 2015. The contemporary scale and context of wildfire in Hawaii. Pacific Science 69:427-444

Friday, J.B., S. Cordell, C.P. Giardina, F. Inmahn-Narahari, N. Koch, J.K. Leary, C.M. Litton, .2015. Future directions for forest restoration in Hawaii. New Forests 46:733-746

Trauernicht, C., B.W. Brook, B.P. Murphy, G.J. Williamson, D.J.M.S. Bowman. 2015. Local and global pyrogeographic evidence that indigenous fire management creates pyrodiversity. Ecology and Evolution 5: 1908–1918

Trauernicht, C., B. P. Murphy, N. Tangalin, D.M.J.S. Bowman.  2013.  Cultural legacies, fire ecology, and environmental change in the Stone Country of Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park. Ecology and Evolution 3:286-297

Radford, I., A.N. Andersen, G. Graham, C. Trauernicht. 2013.  The fire refuge value of patches of a fire-sensitive tree in fire-prone savannas: Calltiris intratropica in Northern Australia.  Biotropica 45:594-601

Trauernicht, C., B.P. Murphy, T.E. Portner, D.M.J.S. Bowman. 2012. Tree cover–fire interactions promote the persistence of a fire-sensitive conifer in a highly flammable savanna. Journal of Ecology 100:958-968

            **Featured as a Research Highlight in Nature, April 2012

Trauernicht, C., T. Ticktin, and G. Lopez Herrera. 2006. Cultivation of nontimber forest products alters understory light availability in a humid tropical forest in Mexico.  Biotropica 38:428-436

Trauernicht, C. and T. Ticktin. 2005. The effects of nontimber forest product cultivation on the plant community structure and composition of a humid tropical forest in southern Mexico. For. Ecol. Mgmt. 219:269-278

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