Links to Bibliography and Papers
10 Most Cited Papers
Dendroecology: a tool for evaluating variations in past and present forest environments. HC Fritts, TW Swetnam. 1989. Advances in Ecological Research 19, 111-188
Fire history on a desert mountain range: Rincon Mountain Wilderness, Arizona, USA. CH Baisan, TW Swetnam. 1990. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 20 (10), 1559-1569
Fire-southern oscillation relations in the southwestern United States. TW Swetnam, JL Betancourt. 1990. Science 249, 1017-1020
Fire history and climate change in giant sequoia groves. 1993. TW Swetnam
Science 262, 885-889.
Historical fire regime patterns in the southwestern United States since AD 1700. TW Swetnam, CH Baisan. 1996. Fire effects in Southwestern Forests, Proceedings of the Second La Mesa Fire Symposium. USDA Forest Service.
Mesoscale disturbance and ecological response to decadal climatic variability in the American Southwest. TW Swetnam, JL Betancourt. 1998. Journal of Climate 11, 3128-3147
Applied historical ecology: using the past to manage for the future. TW Swetnam, CD Allen, JL Betancourt. 1999. Ecological Applications 9 (4), 1189-1206
Ecological restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems: a broad perspective. CD Allen, M Savage, DA Falk, KF Suckling, TW Swetnam, T Schulke. 2002. Ecological Applications 12 (5), 1418-1433
Warming and earlier spring increase western US forest wildfire activity
AL Westerling, HG Hidalgo, DR Cayan, TW Swetnam. 2006. Science 313, 940-943
Fire in the Earth system. DMJS Bowman, JK Balch, P Artaxo, WJ Bond, JM Carlson, MA Cochrane, TW Swetnam. 2009. Science 324, 481-484
10 Other Selected Papers
Using dendrochronology to measure radial growth of defoliated trees. TW Swetnam, MA Thompson, and EK Sutherland. 1985. USDA Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 639. 39 pgs.
Multi-century, regional-scale patterns of western spruce budworm history. TW Swetnam, and A. M. Lynch. 1993. Ecological Monographs 63(4):399-424.
Fire and climate history in the Central Yenisey Region, Siberia. TW Swetnam. 1996. pages 90-104, In J. G. Goldammer and V. V. Furyaev, eds., Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London.
Inter-hemispheric synchrony of forest fires and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. T Kitzberger, TW Swetnam, and TT Veblen. 2001. Global Ecology and Biogeography 10 (3): 315-326.
Tree-ring reconstructions of fire and climate history in the Sierra Nevada and Southwestern United States. TW Swetnam, and CH Baisan. 2003. pages 158-195, In: T. T. Veblen, W. Baker, G. Montenegro, and T.W. Swetnam, editors. Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas. Ecological Studies Vol. 160. Springer, New York.
Contingent Pacific-Atlantic ocean influence on multi-century wildfire synchrony over western North America. T Kitzberger, PM Brown, E K Heyerdahl, TW Swetnam, and TT Veblen. 2007. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(2):543-548.
Multi-millennia fire history of the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, USA. TW Swetnam, CH Baisan, AC Caprio, PM Brown, RS Anderson, and DW Hallett. 2009. Fire Ecology 5(3):117-147.
Forest responses to increasing aridity and warmth in the southwestern United States. Williams, A.P. C. D. Allen, C. I. Millar, T.W. Swetnam, J. Michaelsen, C. J. Still, and S. W. Leavitt. 2010. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(50):21289-21294.
Climatic inferences from dendroecological reconstructions. TW Swetnam, and PM Brown. 2011. Chapter 9, In: Hughes, M.K., T.W. Swetnam, and H.F. Diaz, editors, Dendroclimatology: Progress and Prospects, Springer, New York.
Temperature as a Potent Driver of Regional Forest Drought Stress and Tree Mortality. AP Williams, CD Allen, AK Macalady, RD Griffin, CA Woodhouse, DM Meko, TW Swetnam, SA Rauscher, R Seager, HD Grissino-Mayer, JS Dean, ER Cook, C Gangodagamage, M Cai, and NG McDowell. 2012. Nature Climate Change 2(10): 1–6.
10 Most Recent Papers
Causes and Implications of Extreme Atmospheric Moisture Demand during the Record-Breaking 2011 Wildfire Season in the Southwestern United States. AP Williams, R Seager, M Berkelhammer, AK Macalady, MA Crimmins, TW Swetnam, AT Trugman, N Buenning, N Hryniw, NG McDowell, D Noone, CI Mora, and T Rahn. 2014. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 53(12):2671-2684.
Fire severity, size, and climate associations diverge from historical precedent along an ecological gradient in the Pinaleño Mountains, Arizona, USA. CD O’Connor, DA Falk, AM Lynch, and TW Swetnam. 2014. Forest Ecology and Management 329: 264-278.
Correlations between components of the water balance and burned area reveal new insights for predicting forest fire area in the southwest United States. AP Williams, , R Seager, AK Macalady, M Berkelhammer, MA Crimmins, TW Swetnam, A.T. Trugman, N. Buenning, N. Hryniw, N.G. McDowell, D. Noone, C.I. Mora, and T. Rahn. 2015. International Journal of Wildland Fire 24(1):14-26.
Post-fire forest dynamics and climate variability affect spatial and temporal properties of spruce beetle outbreaks on a Sky Island mountain range. CD O’Connor, AM Lynch, DA Falk, and TW Swetnam. 2015. Forest Ecology and Management 336:148-162.
Dendroecological Methods For Reconstructing High-Severity Fire In Pine-Oak Forests. CH Guiterman, EQ Margolis, and TW Swetnam. 2015. Tree-Ring Research 71(2):67-77.
Eleventh-century shift in timber procurement areas for the great houses of Chaco Canyon. CH Guiterman, TW Swetnam, and JS Dean. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/ pnas.1514272112
Fire history and moisture influences on historical forest age structure in the sky islands of southern Arizona, USA. JM Iniguez, TW Swetnam and CH Baisan. 2016. Journal of Biogeography 43(1):85-95.
Native American depopulation, reforestation, and fire regimes in the Southwest United States, 1492–1900 CE. MJ Liebmann, J Farella, CI Roos, A Stack, S Martini, and TW Swetnam. 2016. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1521744113
Local-scale and regional climate controls on historical fire regimes
in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado
ER Bigio, TW Swetnam and CH Baisan. 2016 Forest Ecology and Management 360:311-322.
Multi-Scale Perspectives of Fire, Climate and Humans in Western North America and the Jemez Mountains, U.S.A. TW Swetnam, J Farella, CI Roos, MJ Liebmann, DA Falk and CD Allen.. 2016, in press. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.