Professor of Geography
Understanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.
These publication tags are generated from the output of this researcher. Click any tag below to view other Huck researchers working on the same topic.Nitrogen Climate Change Planning Sulfur Climate Ecosystems Carbon Ecosystem Forests Turnover Phenology Quercus Deer Oak Longevity Prescribed Burning Rate Biodiversity Vegetation Fine Root Fine Roots Disturbance Forest Fires Pine Managers
Most Recent Publications
Quantifying spatial patterns of grass response to nutrient additions using empirical and neutral semivariogram models
Erica Smithwick, Douglas Baldwin, K Naithani,
Estimating Root Zone Soil Moisture Across the Eastern United States with Passive Microwave Satellite Data and a Simple Hydrologic Model
Douglas Baldwin, Salvatore Manfreda, Henry Lin, Erica Smithwick, Remote Sensing on p. 2013
Integrating Menominee model for sustainable forestry with Systems Thinking competency through 3D virtual tours
Ellie Nasr-Azadani, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Stuart J. Steidle, Melissa S. Lucash, Denice H. Wardrop, Nathan T. Fregien, Thomas R. Kenote, 2023, Sustainability Science on p. 2605-2628
Erica Smithwick, Jennifer E. Baka, Douglas Warren Bird, Christopher Blaszscak-Boxe, Charles Andrew Cole, Jose D. Fuentes, Sarah E. Gergel, Leland L. Glenna, Caitlin Grady, Carter A. Hunt, Lisa Domenica Iulo, Jason Philip Kaye, Klaus Keller, 2023, Conservation Ecology
Testing presence, assessing attitudes: Study of a 3D virtual tour in an “aesthetically challenged” landscape
Stuart Steidle, Melissa Lucash, Ellie Nasr-Azadani, Erica Smithwick, 2023, Journal of Environmental Management
Hong Wu, Zachary D. Miller, Rui Wang, Katherine Zipp, Peter Newman, Yau-Huo Shr, Cody L. Dems, Alan Taylor, Margot W. Kaye, Erica A.H. Smithwick, 2022, Journal of Environmental Management on p. 10
Interactions between landscape and local factors inform spatial action planning in post-fire forest environments
Jamie L. Peeler, Erica A.H. Smithwick, 2021, Landscape Ecology on p. 3523-3537
Landscape-Scale Forest Reorganization Following Insect Invasion and Harvest Under Future Climate Change Scenarios
Stacey K. Olson, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Melissa S. Lucash, Robert M. Scheller, Robert E. Nicholas, Kelsey L. Ruckert, Christopher M. Caldwell, 2021, Ecosystems on p. 1756-1774
Simulated fire regimes favor oak and pine but affect carbon stocks in mixed oak forests in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Anthony Zhao, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Margot Kaye, Lucas B. Harris, 2021, Forest Ecology and Management
Prescribed fire alters structure and composition of a mid-Atlantic oak forest up to eight years after burning
Cody L. Dems, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Jesse K. Kreye, Margot W. Kaye, 2021, Fire Ecology on p. 1-13
Variability in root production, phenology, and turnover rate among 12 temperate tree species
M. Luke McCormack, Thomas S. Adams, Erica A.H. Smithwick, David M. Eissenstat, 2014, Ecology on p. 2224-2235
Erica A.H. Smithwick, Melissa S. Lucash, M. Luke McCormack, Gajan Sivandran, 2014, Ecological Modelling on p. 193-204
John L. Field, Tom L. Richard, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Hao Cai, Mark S. Laser, David S. LeBauer, Stephen P. Long, Keith Paustian, Zhangcai Qin, John J. Sheehan, Pete Smith, Michael Q. Wang, Lee R. Lynd, 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 21968-21977
Representing climate, disturbance, and vegetation interactions in landscape models
Robert E. Keane, Donald McKenzie, Donald A. Falk, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Carol Miller, Lara Karena B. Kellogg, 2015, Ecological Modelling on p. 33-47
Erica A.H. Smithwick, David M. Eissenstat, Gary M. Lovett, Richard D. Bowden, Lindsey E. Rustad, Charles T. Driscoll, 2013, New Phytologist on p. 712-719
M. Luke McCormack, David M. Eissenstat, Anantha M. Prasad, Erica A.H. Smithwick, 2013, Global Change Biology on p. 1697-1708
Kendra K. McLauchlan, Philip E. Higuera, Daniel G. Gavin, Steven S. Perakis, Michelle C. Mack, Heather Alexander, John Battles, Franco Biondi, Brian Buma, Daniele Colombaroli, Sara K. Enders, Daniel R. Engstrom, Feng Sheng Hu, Jennifer R. Marlon, John Marshall, Matt McGlone, Jesse L. Morris, Lucas E. Nave, Bryan Shuman, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Dunia H. Urrego, David A. Wardle, Christopher J. Williams, Joseph J. Williams, 2014, BioScience on p. 105-116
Predicting root zone soil moisture with soil properties and satellite near-surface moisture data across the conterminous United States
D. Baldwin, S. Manfreda, K. Keller, E. A.H. Smithwick, 2017, Journal of Hydrology on p. 393-404
Growth and survival relationships of 71 tree species with nitrogen and sulfur deposition across the conterminous U.S.
Kevin J. Horn, R. Quinn Thomas, Christopher M. Clark, Linda H. Pardo, Mark E. Fenn, Gregory B. Lawrence, Steven S. Perakis, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Douglas Baldwin, Sabine Braun, Annika Nordin, Charles H. Perry, Jennifer N. Phelan, Paul G. Schaberg, Samuel B.St Clair, Richard Warby, Shaun Watmough, 2018, PLoS One
Deer feeding selectivity for invasive plants
Kristine M. Averill, David A. Mortensen, Erica A.H. Smithwick, Eric Post, 2016, Biological Invasions on p. 1247-1263
News Articles Featuring Erica Smithwick
Nov 06, 2023
Collaborative landscape design approach may improve resiliency, human well-being
A newly proposed landscape stewardship framework may lead to a more resilient and adaptable environment and improved quality of life for people.
Sep 22, 2023
From Jane to the Octonauts, Children’s TV Is Taking on the Climate Crisis
Including climate change in children's tv shows are helping parents talk with their kids about the topic
Sep 13, 2023
PSU expert shares advice on how to navigate extreme heat closures with students
Changes in the climate have been forcing many schools to temporarily close or cancel activities
Sep 03, 2023
Climate change strains Pa. farmers with extreme heat, floods, droughts
Climate change is impacting Pennsylvania farmers
Aug 02, 2023
How much good does recycling do these days?
What can and cannot be recycled and what impact it has
Aug 02, 2023
Erica Smithwick: A practical, financially helpful way to fight climate change
The impact heat pumps can help make a difference on climate change
Jul 14, 2023
A Penn State expert on learning to live with wildfires, as climate change heats up
Wildfires in Canada are breaking records this year, burning more than 20 million acres so far. One effect has been days of haze and unhealthy air in Pennsylvania.
Jun 12, 2023
'This is on our doorstep now': Wildfire smoke is new hazard in upper Midwest
Smoke from Canadian wildfires that turned skies along the East Coast a sickly yellow also brought air quality alerts to much of the Midwest last week. State health departments cautioned people with heart and lung conditions to reduce outdoor exposure.
Jun 10, 2023
Canada Wildfires and Air Quality Impact
This broadcast TV segment features Erica Smithwick, Distinguished Professor of Geography and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. Similar segments aired on at least a dozen local stations across the country.
Jun 09, 2023
'This is on our doorstep now': Wildfire smoke a reminder that climate change impacts human health
Smoke from Canadian wildfires that turned skies along the East Coast a sickly yellow has become yet another illustration of how changes in our climate foster extreme weather events.