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Queinnec, M., NC Coops, JC White, VC Griess, NB Schwartz & G McCartney (2022) Mapping Dominant Boreal Tree Species Groups by Combining Area-Based and Individual Tree Crown LiDAR Metrics with Sentinel-2 Data, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Hansen, WD, NB Schwartz, AP Williams, K Albrich, LM Kueppers, A Rammig, CPO Reyer, AC Staver, R Seidl. Global forests are influenced by the legacies of past inter-annual temperature variability. Environmental Research: Ecology 1, 011001.

Smith-Tripp, S.M., BNI Eskelson, NC Coops, NB Schwartz. Canopy height impacts on the growing season and monthly microclimate in a burned forest of British Columbia, Canada. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 323, 109067.

Jakovac C.C. + many others including N.B. Schwartz. Strong floristic distinctiveness across Neotropical successional forests. Science Advances 8, eabn1767.

Pletcher, E., A.C. Staver, and N.B. Schwartz. The environmental drivers of tree cover and forest-savanna mosaics in Southeast Asia. Ecography e06280.

Schwartz, N.B., D. Medvigy, J. Tijerin, D Perez-Aviles, D Rivera-Polanco, D. Pereira, G. Vargas G., L. Werden, L. Arnold, J.S. Powers, D. Du. (2022) Intra-annual variation in microclimate conditions in relation to vegetation type and structure in two tropical dry forests undergoing secondary succession. Forest Ecology and Management.

Piffer, P. R., Calaboni, A., Rosa, M. R., Schwartz, N. B., Tambosi, L. R., & Uriarte, M. (2022). Ephemeral forest regeneration limits carbon sequestration potential in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Global Change Biology 28, 630-643.

Lembrechts, J.J. + many others including N.B. Schwartz and S.M. Smith-Tripp (2022). Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology


Vargas G., G., T.J. Brodribb, J.M. Dupuy, R. Gonzalez-M, C.M. Hulshof, D. Medvigy, T.A.P. Allerton, C. Pizano, B. Salgado-Negret, N.B. Schwartz, S.J. Van Bloem, B.G. Waring, J.S. Powers. (2021). Beyond leaf habit: generalities in plant function across 97 tropical dry forest tree species. New Phytologist 232, 148-161.

Poorter, L. + many others including N.B. Schwartz. (2021). Multidimensional tropical forest recovery. Science 374, 1370-1376.

Waring, B.G., M.E. De Guzman, D.V. Du, J.M. Dupuy, M. Gei, J. Gutknecht, C. Hulshof, N. Jelinsky, A.J. Margenot, D. Medvigy, C. Pizano, B. Salgado-Negret, N.B. Schwartz, A.M. Trierweiler, S.J. Van Bloem, G. Vargas G., J.S. Powers. (2021). Soil Biogeochemistry across Central and South American tropical dry forests. Ecological monographs 91, e01453.

Fiorella, K.J., E.R. Bageant, N.B. Schwartz, S.H. Thilsted, C.B. Barrett. Fishers’ response to temperature change reveals the importance of integrating human behavior in climate change analysis. (2021). Science Advances 7, eabc7425.


Huechacona-Ruiz, A.H., J.M. Dupuy, N.B. Schwartz, J.S. Powers, C. Reyes Garcia, F. Tun-Dzul, J.L. Hernandez-Stefanoni. (2020). Mapping tree species deciduousness of tropical dry forests combining reflectance, spectral unmixing, and texture data from high-resolution imagery. Forests 11, 1234.

Schwartz, N.B., X. Feng, R. Muscarella, N.G. Swenson, M.N. Umaña, J.K. Zimmerman, M. Uriarte. (2020). Topography and traits modulate tree performance and drought response in a tropical forest. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3.

Schwartz, N.B., B.R. Lintner, X. Feng, J.S. Powers. (2020). Beyond MAP: A guide to dimensions of rainfall variability for tropical ecology. Biotropica 52, 1319-1332.

Schwartz, N. B., Aide, T. M., Graesser, J., Grau, H. R. and Uriarte, M. 2020 ‘Reversals of Reforestation Across Latin America Limit Climate Mitigation Potential of Tropical Forests’ Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3, 85

Powers, J.S., G. Vargas-G, T.J. Brodribb, N.B. Schwartz, D. Perez-Aviles, C.M. Smith-Martin, J.M. Becknell, F. Aureli, R. Blanco, E. Calderón-Morales, J.C. Calvo-Alvarado, A.J. Calvo-Obando, MM. Chavarría, D. Carvajal-Vanegas, C.D. Jiménez-Rodríguez, E. Murillo Chacon, C.M. Schaffner, L.K. Werden, X. Xu, and David Medvigy. 2020. A catastrophic tropical drought kills hydraulically vulnerable tree species. Global Change Biology 26, 3122-3133.


Poorter, L, + many others including N. B. Schwartz. (2019) Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Rozendaal, D.A.E. + 85 others including N.B. Schwartz. (2019) Biodiversity recovery of Neotropical secondary forests. Science Advances 5, eaau3114.

Schwartz, N.B., A. Budsock, M. Uriarte. (2019) Fragmentation, topography, and forest age influence drought and recovery in a tropical forested landscape. Ecology 100, e02677.


Fagan, M., and N. Schwartz. 2018. Exploring the social and ecological trade-offs in tropical reforestation: a role-playing exercise. Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

Menge, DNL, AC MacPherson, TA Bytnerowicz, AW Quebbeman, NB Schwartz, BN Taylor, & AA Wolf. 2018. Logarithmic scales in ecological data presentation may cause misinterpretation. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Gei, M., D.M.A. Rozendaal + 68 others including N.B. Schwartz. (2018) Legume abundance along successional and rainfall gradients in neotropical forests. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 


Schwartz, N.B., M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, V.H. Gutierrez-Velez, M.A. Pinedo-Vasquez. (2017).Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second-growth forest. Environmental Research Letters 12, 074023.

Schwartz, N.B., M. Uriarte, R. DeFries, K. Bedka, V. Gutierrez-Velez, K. Fernandes, M.A. Pinedo-Vasquez. (2017). Fragmentation increases wind disturbance impacts on forest structure and carbon stocks in a Western Amazonian landscape. Ecological Applications 27, 1901-1915.


Uriarte, M., N.B. Schwartz, J.S. Powers, E. Marin-Spiotta, W. Liao, and L. Werden. (2016)Impacts of climate variability on tree demography in tropical second-growth forests: The importance of regional context for predicting successional trajectories. Biotropica 48, 780-797.

Taylor, B.N,  Patterson, A.E., +21 others including N.B. Schwartz. (2016) Growth and physiology of a dominant understory shrub, Hamamelis virginiana, following canopy disturbance in a temperate hardwood forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47, 193-202.

Chazdon, R.L., Broadbent, E.N., Rozendaal, D.M.A., + 57 others including N.B. Schwartz. (2016) Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Science Advances 2, e1501639.

Poorter L., F. Bongers, T.M. Aide, + 62 others including N.B. Schwartz. (2016) Biomass resilience of Neotropical secondary forests. Nature 530, 211-214.

Schwartz, N.B., D.L. Urban, P.S. White, A. Moody, and R.N. Klein. (2016) Vegetation dynamics vary across topographic and fire severity gradients following prescribed burning in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Forest Ecology and Management 365, 1-11.


Locatelli, B., C. Catterall, P. Imbach, C. Kumar, R. Lasco, E. Marín-Spiotta, B. Mercer, J. Powers, N. Schwartz and M. Uriarte. (2015)  Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon. Restoration Ecology 23, 337-343.

Lasky, J.R., B. Bachelot, R.A. Muscarella, N.B. Schwartz, J. Forero-Montaña, C.J. Nytch, N.G. Swenson, J. Thompson, J.K. Zimmerman, and M. Uriarte. (2015) Ontogenetic shifts in trait mediated mechanisms of plant community assembly. Ecology 96, 2157-2169. 

Schwartz, N.B., M. Uriarte, V.H. Guiterrez-Velez, W. Baethgen, R. DeFries, K. Fernandes, and M.A. Pinedo-Vazquez (2015) Climate, landowner residency, and land cover predict local scale fire activity in the Western Amazon. Global Environmental Change 31, 144-153.

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