Larvie, K. Moody, T., Axelson, J., Fettig, C. Cafferata, P. 2019. Synthesis of research into the long-term outlook for Sierra Nevada Forests following the current bark beetle epidemic. California Forestry Note, California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection. No. 122. PDF

Axelson, J., Battles, J., Buloan, B., Cluck, D., Cousins, S., Cox, L., Estes, B., Fettig, C., Hefty, C., Hishinuma, S., Hood, S., Kocher, S., Mortenson, L., Koltunov, I., Kuskulis, E., Poloni, A., Ramirez, C., Restaino, C., Safford, H., Slaton, M., Smith, S., Tubbesing, C., Wayman, R., Young, D. 2019. The California Tree Mortality Data Network – Enhanced Communication and Collaboration Among Scientists & Stakeholders. California Agriculture, 73(2): 55-62. PDF

Axelson, J., Battles, J., Das, A., van Mantgem, P. 2019. Coming to terms with the new normal: Forest resilience and mortality in the Sierra Nevada (Invited). Fremontia, 46(3): 50-56.

North, M., Stevens, J., Greene, D., Coppoletta, M., Knapp, E., Latimer, A., Restaino, C.,  Tompkins, R., Welch, W., York, R., Young, D., Axelson, J., Buckley, T., Estes, B., Hagar, R.,  Long, J., Meyer, M., Ostoja, S., Safford, H., Shive, S., Tubbesing, C., Vice, H., Walsh, D., Werner, C., Wyrsch, P. 2019. Forest Ecology and Management, 432: 209-224. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.09.007. PDF


Axelson, J., Hawkes, B., van Akker, L., Alfaro, R. 2018. Stand dynamics and the mountain pine beetle – thirty years of forest change in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 48: 1-12. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2018-0161. PDF

Alfaro, R., van Akker, L., Berg, J., Van Hezewijk, B., Zhang, Q-B., Hebda, R., Smith., D. Axelson, J. 2018. Change in the periodicity of a cyclical forest defoliator: An indicator of ecosystem alteration in Western Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 430: 117-125. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.07.060. PDF

Harvey, J., Axelson, J., Smith, D. 2018. Disturbance-climate relationships between wildfire and western spruce budworm in interior British Columbia. Ecosphere, 9(3): e02126. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2126. PDF


Butsic, V., McCann, H., Axelson, J., Gray, B., Jin, Y., Mount, J., Stephens, S., Stewart, W. 2017. Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests. Public Policy Institute of California. PDF

2015 & Older

Axelson, J., Smith, D., Daniels, L., Alfaro, R. 2015. Multicentury reconstruction of western spruce budworm outbreaks in central British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 335: 235-248. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.10.002. PDF

Axelson, J., Bast, A., Alfaro, R., Smith, D., Gärtner, H. 2014. Variation in wood anatomical structure of Douglas-fir defoliated by the western spruce budworm: A case study in the coastal-transitional zone of British Columbia, Canada. Trees 28(6): 1837-1846. doi:10.1007/s00468-014-1091-1. PDF

Alfaro, R., Hawkes, B., Axelson, J. 2014. Using dendrochronology to characterize forest disturbance by mountain pine beetle. In Di Filippo, A., Piovesan, G., Romagnoli, M., Helle, G., Gärtner, H. (2014), TRACE – Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 12 (pp.90-95). Scientific Technical Report 14/05, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

Alfaro, R., Berg, J., Axelson, J. 2014. Periodicity of western spruce budworm in Southern British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 315: 75-79. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.12.026. PDF

Axelson, J., Alfaro, R., Hawkes, B. 2010. Changes in stand structure in uneven-aged lodgepole pine stands impacted by mountain pine beetle epidemics and fires in central British Columbia. The Forestry Chronicle 86(1): 87-99. PDF

Axelson J., Alfaro, R., Hawkes, B. 2009. Influence of fire and mountain pine beetle on the dynamics of lodgepole pine stands in British Columbia, Canada, Forest Ecology and Management 257(9): 1874-1882. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.01.047. PDF

Alfaro, R., Axelson, J., Hawkes, B. 2009. Mountain pine beetle increases the complexity of fire-origin lodgepole pine stands in British Columbia, Canada. In Mountain pine beetle: From lesson learned to community-based solutions conference proceedings, June 10-11, 2008. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 9(3): 85-89.

Axelson, J., Sauchyn, D., Barichivich, J. 2009. New reconstructions of streamflow variability in the South Saskatchewan River Basin from network of tree-ring chronologies, Alberta, Canada. Water Resources Research 45, W09422, doi:10.1029/2008WR007639. PDF