Erica Smithwick

Director of the Ecology Institute; Professor of Geography

Erica Smithwick

Research Summary

Uunderstanding how a wide range of disturbances, especially fire, affect ecosystem function at landscape scales.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Nitrogen Soil Deer Fires Soils Ecosystems Carbon Climate Pinus Contorta Var. Latifolia Herbivores Climate Change Availability Modeling Video Phenology Turnover Learning Soil Nitrogen Ecosystem Rate Student Introduced Plants Mineralization Dengue Temperature

Most Recent Papers

The value of linking paleoecological and neoecological perspectives to understand spatially-explicit ecosystem resilience

B. Buma, B. J. Harvey, D. G. Gavin, R. Kelly, T. Loboda, B. E. McNeil, J. R. Marlon, A. J.H. Meddens, J. L. Morris, K. F. Raffa, B. Shuman, Erica A H. Smithwick, K. K. McLauchlan, 2019, Landscape Ecology on p. 17-33

Fine-scale spatial homogenization of microbial habitats

Jessica B. Moon, Denice Heller Wardrop, Erica A H. Smithwick, Kusum J. Naithani, 2019, Ecological Applications

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

Exploring invasibility with species distribution modeling

Jamie L. Peeler, Erica A H. Smithwick, 2018, Diversity and Distributions on p. 1308-1320

A regional assessment of white-tailed deer effects on plant invasion

Kristine M. Averill, David Mortensen, Erica A H. Smithwick, Susan Kalisz, William J. McShea, Norman A. Bourg, John D. Parker, Alejandro A. Royo, Marc David Abrams, David K. Apsley, Bernd Blossey, Douglas H. Boucher, Kai L. Caraher, Antonio DiTommaso, Sarah E. Johnson, Robert Masson, Victoria A. Nuzzo, 2018, AoB PLANTS

Interactive Videos Enhance Learning about Socio-Ecological Systems

Erica A H. Smithwick, Emily Baxter, Kyung Kim, Stephanie Edel-Malizia, Stevie Rocco, Dean Blackstock, 2018, Journal of Geography on p. 40-49

A decade of colonization

Eric D. Taber, Michael L. Hutchinson, Erica A H. Smithwick, Justine I. Blanford, 2017, Journal of Vector Ecology on p. 3-12

Predicting root zone soil moisture with soil properties and satellite near-surface moisture data across the conterminous United States

D. Baldwin, S. Manfreda, Klaus Keller, Erica A H. Smithwick, 2017, Journal of Hydrology on p. 393-404

Landscape fragmentation as a risk factor for buruli ulcer disease in Ghana

Jianyong Wu, Erica A H. Smithwick, 2016, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on p. 63-69

Deer feeding selectivity for invasive plants

Kristine M. Averill, David Mortensen, Erica A H. Smithwick, Eric S Post, 2016, Biological Invasions on p. 1247-1263

High-Impact Papers

Continued warming could transform greater yellowstone fire regimes by mid-21st century

Anthony L. Westerling, Monica G. Turner, Erica A H. Smithwick, William H. Romme, Michael G. Ryan, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 13165-13170

Predicting fine root lifespan from plant functional traits in temperate trees

M. Luke Mccormack, Thomas Adams, Erica A H. Smithwick, David Eissenstat, 2012, New Phytologist on p. 823-831

Variability in root production, phenology, and turnover rate among 12 temperate tree species

M. Luke McCormack, Thomas Adams, Erica A H. Smithwick, David Eissenstat, 2014, Ecology on p. 2224-2235

Modeling the effects of fire and climate change on carbon and nitrogen storage in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stands

Erica A H. Smithwick, M. G. Ryan, D. M. Kashian, W. H. Romme, D. B. Tinker, M. G. Turner, 2009, Global Change Biology on p. 535-548

Regional scale patterns of fine root lifespan and turnover under current and future climate

M. Luke McCormack, David Eissenstat, Anantha M. Prasad, Erica A H. Smithwick, 2013, Global Change Biology on p. 1697-1708

Long-term nitrogen storage and soil nitrogen availability in post-fire lodgepole pine ecosystems

Erica A H. Smithwick, Daniel M. Kashian, Michael G. Ryan, Monica G. Turner, 2009, Ecosystems on p. 792-806

Variation in Aboveground Cover Influences Soil Nitrogen Availability at Fine Spatial Scales Following Severe Fire in Subalpine Conifer Forests

Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Erica A H. Smithwick, Daniel B. Tinker, Jun Zhu, 2011, Ecosystems on p. 1081-1095

Variation in foliar nitrogen and aboveground net primary production in young postfire lodgepole pine

Monica G. Turner, Erica A H. Smithwick, Daniel B. Tinker, William H. Romme, 2009, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 1024-1035

Deer feeding selectivity for invasive plants

Kristine M. Averill, David Mortensen, Erica A H. Smithwick, Eric S Post, 2016, Biological Invasions on p. 1247-1263

Post-Fire Spatial Patterns of Soil Nitrogen Mineralization and Microbial Abundance

Erica A H. Smithwick, Kusum J. Naithani, Teri C. Balser, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner, 2012, PLoS One