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Turner, S.B., Turner, D.P., Gray, A.N., Fellers, W. 2018. An approach to estimating forest biomass change over a coniferous forest landscape based on tree-level analysis from repeated lidar surveys. International Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1528401

Jaeger, W.K., Amos, A., Bigelow, D.P., Chang, H., Conklin, D.R., Haggerty, R., Langpap, C., Moore, K., Mote, P., Nolin, A., Plantinga, A.J., Schwartz, C, Tullos, D., Turner, D.P. 2017. Scarcity amid abundance: Water, climate change, and coupled human-natural system models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 114:11884-11889.

Turner, D.P., Conklin, D.R., Vache, K.B., Schwartz, C., Nolin, A.W., Chang, H., Watson, E. Bolte, J.P. 2016. Assessing mechanisms of climate change impact on the upland forest water balance of the Willamette River Basin, Oregon. Ecohydrology. (DOI:10.1002/eco.1776).

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Kennedy, R.E., Gray, A., Yang, Z. 2016. Regional carbon cycle responses to 25 years of variation in climate and disturbance in the US Pacific Northwest. Regional Environmental Change (Online First). Supplementary Materials

Masek, J.G., Hayes, D.J., Hughes, M.J., Healey, S.P., Turner, D.P. 2015. The role of remote sensing in process-scaling studies of managed forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 355:109-123.

Turner, D.P., Conklin, D.R., Bolte, J.P. 2015. Impacts of projected climate change on forest land cover and land use in the Willamette River Basin, Oregon. Climatic Change 133:335-348.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Kennedy, R., Gray, A., Yang, Z. 2015. Effects of harvest, fire, and pest/pathogen disturbances on the West Cascades ecoregion carbon balance. Carbon Balance and Management 10:12

Turner, D.P., Jacobson, A.R., Ritts, W.D., Wang, W.L., Nemani, R.R. 2013. A large proportion of North American terrestrial carbon uptake is offset by emissions from harvested products, river/stream evasion, and biomass burning. Global Change Biology 19:3516-3528.

Hayes, D., Turner, D. 2012. The need for “apples-to-apples” comparisons of carbon dioxide source and sink estimates. Eos 93(41):404-405.

Hayes, D.J., Turner, D.P., Stinson, G., West, T.O., Wei, Y., Heath, L.S., Birdsey, R.A., deJong, B., McGuire, A.D., Kurz, W.A., Jacobson, A.R., McConkey, B.G., Huntzinger, D.N., Pan, Y., Post, W.M., Cook, R.B. 2012. Reconciling estimates of the contemporary North American carbon balance among an inventory-based approach, terrestrial biosphere models, and atmospheric inversions. Global Change Biology 18:1282-1299.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, D., Yang, Z., Kennedy, R.E., Cohen, W.B., Duane, M.V., Law, B.E. 2011. Decadal trends in net ecosystem production and net ecosystem carbon balance for a regional socioecological system. Forest Ecology and Management 262:1318-1325.

Meigs, G.W., Turner, S.P., Ritts, W.D., Yang Z., Law, B.E. 2011. Detection and simulation of heterogeneous fire effects on pyrogenic carbon emissions, tree mortality, and net ecosystem production. Ecosystems 14:758-775.

Turner, D.P. 2011. Global vegetation monitoring: Towards a sustainable technobiosphere. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:111-116.

Turner, D.P., Göckede, M., Law, B.E., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W.B., Yang, Z., Hudiburg, T., Kennedy, R., Duane, M. 2011. Multiple constraint analysis of regional land surface carbon flux. Tellus 63B:207-221.

King, D.A., Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D. 2011. Parameterization of a diagnostic carbon cycle model for continental scale application. Remote Sensing of Environment 115:1653-1664.

Göckede, M., Michalak, A., Vickers, D., Turner, D., Law, B. 2010a. Atmospheric inverse modeling to constrain regional scale CO2 budgets at high spatial and temporal resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere 115, D15113.

Göckede, M., Turner, D.P., Michalak, A.M., Vickers, D. and Law, B.E. 2010b. Sensitivity of a subregional scale atmospheric inverse CO2 modeling framework to boundary conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research 115, D24112.

Duane, M.V., Cohen, W.B., Campbell, J.L., Hudiburg, T., Turner, D.P., 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.

Nightengale, J., Morisette, J., Wolfe, R., Tan, B., Gao, F., Ederer, G., Collatz, J., Turner, D. 2009. Temporally smoothed and gap-filled MODIS land products for carbon modeling: Application of the FPAR product. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30:1083 – 1090.

Hudiberg, T., Law, B., Turner, D.P., Campbell, J., Donato, D., Duane, M. 2009. Carbon dynamics or Oregon and Northern California forests and potential land-based carbon storage. Ecological Applications 19:163-180.

Goward, S.N., Masek, J.G., Cohen, W., Moisen, G., Collatz, G.J., Healey, S., Houghton, R.A., Huang, C., Kennedy, R., Law, B., Powell, S., Turner, D., Wulder, M.A. 2008. Forest disturbance and North American carbon flux. EOS 89:105-116.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Law, B.E., Cohen, W.B., Yang, Z., Hudiburg, T., Campbell, J.L., Duane, M. 2007. Scaling net ecosystem production and net biome production over a heterogeneous region in the western United States. Biogeosciences 4:597-612.

Turner, D.P., W.D. Ritts, J.M. Styles, Z. Yang, W.B. Cohen, B.E. Law, and P. Thornton. 2006. A diagnostic carbon flux model to monitor the effects of disturbance and interannual variation in climate on regional NEP. Tellus 58B:476-490.

Turner, D.P. 2006. On “Estimating carbon budgets for U.S. ecosystems”. Eos 87:200.

Gobron, N., Pinty, B., Aussedat, O., Chen, J.M., Cohen, W.B., Fensholt, R., Gond, V., Hummerich, K.F., Lavergne, T., Melin, F., Privette, J.L., Sandholt, I., Taberner, M., Turner, D.P., Verstraete, M.M., Widlowski, J. 2006. Evaluation of FAPAR products for different canopy radiation transfer regimes: methodology and results using JRC products derived from SeaWIFS against ground-based estimations. Journal of Geophysical Research 111, D13110, doi:10.1029/2005JD006511.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W.B., Gower, S.T., Running, S.W., Zhao, M., Costa, M.H., Kirschbaum, A., Ham, J., Saleska, S., Ahl, D.E. 2006. Evaluation of MODIS NPP and GPP products across multiple biomes. Remote Sensing of Environment 102:282-292.

Morisette, J., et al. 2006. Validation of global moderate-resolution LAI Products: a framework proposed within the CEOS Land Product Validation subgroup. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing 44:1804-1817.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Zhao, M., Kurc, S.A., Dunn, A.L., Wofsy, S.C., Small, E.E., Running, S.W. 2006. Assessing interannual variation in MODIS-based estimates of gross primary production. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing 44:1899-1907.

Cohen, W.B., Maiersperger, T.K., Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Pflugmacher, D., Kennedy, R.E., Kirschbaum, A., Running, S.W., Costa, M., Gower, S.T. 2006. MODIS land cover and LAI Collection 4 product quality across nine sites in the western hemisphere. IEEE Transactions in Geosciences and Remote Sensing 44:1843-1857.

Kennedy, R.E., Turner, D.P., Cohen, W.B., Guzy, M. 2006. A method to efficiently apply a biogeochemical model to a landscape. Landscape Ecology 21:213-224.

Law, B.E., Turner, D.P., Lefsky, M., Campbell, J., Guzy, M., Sun, O., Van Tuyl, S., Cohen, W.B. 2006. Carbon fluxes across regions: observational constraints at multiple scales. In J.Wu, B. Jones, H. Li, O. Loucks, eds. Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications. Columbia University Press. New York, USA.

Turner, D.P. 2005. Thinking at the global scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography 14:505-508.

Van Tuyl, S., Law, B.E., Turner, D.P., Gitelman, A.I. 2005. Variability in net primary production and carbon storage in biomass across Oregon forests – an assessment integrating data from forest inventories, intensive sites, and remote sensing. Forest Ecology and Management 209:273-291.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W.B., Maeirsperger, T.K., Gower, S.T., Kirschbaum, A., Running, S.W., Zhao, M., Wofsy, S.C., Dunn, A.L., Law, B.E., Campbell, J.C., Oechel, W.C., Kwon, H.J., Meyers, T.P., Small, E.E., Kurc, S.A., Gamon, J.A. 2005. Site-level evaluation of satellite-based global terrestrial gross primary production and net primary production monitoring. Global Change Biology 11:666-684.

Lefsky, M.A., Turner, D.P., Guzy, M., Cohen, W.B. 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.

Law, B.E., Turner, D., Campbell, J., Sun, O., Van Tuyl, S., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W. 2004. Disturbance and climate effects on carbon stocks and fluxes across western Oregon USA. Global Change Biology 10:1-16.

Turner, D.P., Ollinger, S.V., Kimball, J.S. 2004. Integrating remote sensing and ecosystem process models for landscape to regional scale analysis of the carbon cycle. BioScience 54:573-584.

Turner, D.P., Ollinger, S., Smith, M.L., Krankina, O., Gregory, M. 2004. Scaling net primary production to a MODIS footprint in support of Earth Observing System product validation. International Journal of Remote Sensing 25:1961-1979.

Turner, D.P., Guzy, M., Lefsky, M., Ritts, W., VanTuyl, S., Law, B.E. 2004. Monitoring forest carbon sequestration with remote sensing and carbon cycle modeling. Environmental Management 33:457-466.

Wythers, K.R., Reich, P.B., Turner, D.P. 2003. Predicting leaf area index from scaling principles: corroboration and consequences. Tree Physiology 23:1171-1179.

Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Cohen, W.B., Gower, S.T., Zhao, M., Running, S.W., Wofsy, S.C., Urbanski, S., Dunn, A., Munger, J.W. 2003. Scaling gross primary production (GPP) over boreal and deciduous forest landscapes in support of MODIS GPP product validation. Remote Sensing of Environment 88:256-270.

Cohen, W.B., Maiersperger, T.K., Yang, Z., Gower, S.T., Turner, D.P., Ritts, W.D., Berterretche, M., Running, S.W. 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.

Cohen, W.B., T.K. Maiersperger, S.T. Gower, and D.P. Turner. 2003. An improved strategy for regression of biophysical variables and Landsat ETM+ data. Remote Sensing of Environment 84:561-571.

Turner, D.P., Urbanski, S., Bremer, D., Wofsy, S.C., Meyers, T., Gower, S.T., Gregory, M. 2003. A Cross-biome comparison of light use efficiency for gross primary production. Global Change Biology 9:383-395.

Turner, D.P., Guzy, M., Lefsky, M.A., VanTuyl, S., Sun, O., Daly, C., and Law, B.E. 2003. Effects of land use and fine scale environmental heterogeneity on net ecosystem production over a temperate coniferous forest landscape. Tellus 55B:657-668.

McDowell, S.C., and Turner, D.P. 2002. Reproductive effort in invasive and non-invasive Rubus. Oecologia 133:102-111.

Turner, D.P., Gower, S.T., Cohen, W.B., Gregory, M., Maiersperger, T.K. 2002. Effects of spatial variability in light use efficiency on satellite-based NPP monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment 80:397-405.

Turner, D.P., Cohen, W.B., and Kennedy, R.E. 2000. Alternative spatial resolutions and estimation of carbon flux over a managed forest landscape in western Oregon. Landscape Ecology 15:441-452.

Turner, D. P., Acker, S. A., Means, J.E. and Garman, S. L. 2000. Assessing alternative algorithms for estimating leaf area index in Douglas-fir trees and stands. Forest Ecology and Management 126:61-76.

Running, S.R., Baldocchi, D.D., Turner, D.P., Gower, S.T., Bakwin, P.S., and Hibbard, K.A. 1999. A global terrestrial monitoring network integrating tower fluxes, flask sampling, ecosystem modeling and EOS satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment 70:108-128.

Turner, D.P., Cohen, W.B., Kennedy, R. E., Fassnacht, K.S., and Briggs, J.M. 1999. Relationships between leaf area index and TM spectral vegetation indices across three temperate zone sites. Remote Sensing of Environment 70:52-68.

Reich, P.B., Turner, D.P. and P. Bolstad. 1999. An approach to spatially-distributed modeling of net primary production (NPP) at the landscape scale and its application in validation of EOS NPP products. Remote Sensing of Environment 70:69-81.

Turner, D.P., Winjum, J.K., Kolchugina, T.P., Vinson, T.S., Schroeder, P.E., Phillips, D.L. and Cairns, M.A. 1998. Estimating the terrestrial carbon pools of the former Soviet Union, conterminous U.S., and Brazil. Climate Research 9:183-196.

Turner, D.P., Winjum, J.K., Kolchugina, T.P. and Cairns, M.A. 1997. Accounting for biological and anthropogenic factors in national land-base carbon budgets. Ambio 26:220-226.

Turner, D.P., Dodson, R. and Marks, D. 1996. Comparison of alternative spatial resolutions in the application of a spatially distributed biogeochemistry model over complex terrain. Ecological Modeling 90:53-67.

Lewis, D.K., Turner, D.P. and Winjum, J.K. 1996. An inventory based procedure to estimate economic costs of forest management on a regional scale to conserve and sequester atmospheric carbon on the global scale. Ecological Economics 16:35-49.

Barker, J.R., Baumgardner, G.A., Turner, D.P. and Lee, J.J. 1996. Carbon dynamics of the Conservation and Wetland Reserve Programs. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 51:340-346.

Barker, J.R., Baumgardner, G.A., Turner, D.P. and Lee J.J. 1995. Potential carbon benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program in the United States. Journal of Biogeography 22:743-751.

Turner, D.P., Koerper, G.J., Harmon, M.E. and Lee, J.J. 1995. A carbon budget for forests of the conterminous United States. Ecological Applications 5:421-436.

Turner, D.P., Koerper, G.J., Harmon, M.E. and Lee, J.J. 1995. Carbon sequestration by forests of the United States. Current status and projections to the year 2040. Tellus 47B:232-239.

Turner, D.P. and Koerper, G.K., Gucinski, Peterson, C. and Dixon, R.K. 1993. Monitoring global change: comparison of forest cover estimates using remote sensing and inventory approaches. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 26:295-305.

Knoepp, J.D., Turner, D.P. and Tingey, D.T. 1993. Effects of ammonium and nitrate on nutrient uptake and activity of nitrogen assimilating enzymes in western hemlock. Forest Ecology and Management 59:179-191.

Turner, D.P., Sollins, P., Leuking, M. and Rudd, N. 1993. Availability and uptake of inorganic nitrogen in a mixed old growth coniferous forest. Plant and Soil 148:163-173.

Turner, D.P. and van Broekhuizen, H. 1992. Nutrient leaching from conifer needles in relation to foliar apoplast cation exchange capacity. Environmental Pollution 75:259-263.

Dixon, R. and Turner, D.P. 1991. The global carbon cycle and climate change: responses and feedbacks from belowground systems. Environmental Pollution 73:245-262.

Perry, D.A., Borchers, J.G, Turner, D.P., Gregory, S.V., Perry, C.R., Dixon, R.K., Hart, S.C., Kaufmann, B., Neilson, R.P. and Sollins, P. 1991. Biological feedbacks to climate change: terrestrial ecosystems as sinks and sources of carbon and nitrogen. Northwest Environmental Journal 7:203-232.

Turner, D.P., Baglio, J.V., Wones, A.G., Pross, D., Vong, R. and Phillips, D.L. 1991. Global climate change and isoprene emissions from vegetation. Chemosphere 23:37-56.

Turner, D.P. and Tingey, D.T. 1990. Foliar leaching and root uptake of Ca, Mg and K in relation to acid fog effects on conifers. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 49:205-214.

Turner, D.P. and Franz, E.H. 1986. The influence of canopy dominants on understory vegetation patterns in an old growth cedar hemlock forest. American Midland Naturalist 116:387-393.

Turner, D.P. and Franz, E.H. 1985. Size class structure and tree dispersion patterns in old growth cedar hemlock forests of the northern Rocky Mountains (USA). Oecologia 68:52-56.

Turner, D.P. 1985. Successional relationships and a comparison of biological characteristics among six northwestern conifers. Bulletin Torrey Botanical Club 112:430-437.

Turner, D.P. and Franz, E.H. 1985. The influence of western hemlock and western redcedar on microbial numbers, nitrogen mineralization and nitrification. Plant and Soil 88:259-267.