Laura Leites

Research Professor of Quantitative Forest Ecology

Laura Leites

Research Summary

Adaptation to climate in forest trees, seed movement under a changing climate, forest ecosystem modeling.

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Climate Climate Change Provenance Quercus Temperature Oak Pinus Ponderosa Pseudotsuga Menziesii Ecological Genetics Modeling Genotype Genetic Variation Forest Inventory Forest Trees Population Genetics Ecosystem Reforestation Cline Intraspecific Variation Habitat Forests Silviculture Plastic Property Ecosystems Cold Tolerance

Most Recent Publications

Climate-Smart Seed Sourcing for Resilient Pennsylvania Forests.

Laura Leites, Carolyn Pike, Allyson Muth, 2023, on p. 16 p.

Beant Kapoor, Jerry Jenkins, Jeremy Schmutz, Tatyana Zhebentyayeva, Carsten Kuelheim, Mark Coggeshall, Chris Heim, Jesse R. Lasky, Laura Leites, Nurul Islam-Faridi, Jeanne Romero-Severson, Victoria L. DeLeo, Sarah M. Lucas, Desanka Lazic, Oliver Gailing, John Carlson, Margaret Staton, 2023, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

Alexander Curtze, Allyson B. Muth, Jeffery Larkin, Laura P. Leites, 2022, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 120598

Alexander Curtze, Allyson B. Muth, Jeffery Larkin, Laura P. Leites, 2022, Journal of Forestry on p. 527-542

Joshua Rittenhouse, Laura P. Leites, 2022, Forest Science on p. 353-363

Ecological analysis of intraspecific variability of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) under climate change by combining provenance and demographic data

Anantha Prasad, Laura Leites, 2022, Landscape Ecology on p. 109-128

Kim C. Steiner, Lake E. Graboski, Jennifer L. Berkebile, Songlin Fei, Laura P. Leites, 2021, Diversity and Distributions on p. 1449-1461

Lauren Onofrio, Gary Hawley, Laura P. Leites, 2021, Ecology and Evolution on p. 7399-7410

Most-Cited Papers

Comparative genetic responses to climate for the varieties of Pinus ponderosa and Pseudotsuga menziesii: Realized climate niches

Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Barry C. Jaquish, Javier López-Upton, Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, J. Bradley St Clair, Laura P. Leites, Dennis G. Joyce, 2014, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 126-137

Comparative genetic responses to climate in the varieties of Pinus ponderosa and Pseudotsuga menziesii: Reforestation

Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Barry C. Jaquish, Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, Dennis G. Joyce, Laura P. Leites, J. Bradley St Clair, Javier López-Upton, 2014, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 147-157

Comparative genetic responses to climate in the varieties of Pinus ponderosa and Pseudotsuga menziesii: Clines in growth potential

Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Laura P. Leites, J. Bradley St Clair, Barry C. Jaquish, Cuauhtémoc Sáenz-Romero, Javier López-Upton, Dennis G. Joyce, 2014, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 138-146

Role of population genetics in guiding ecological responses to climate

Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Laura P. Leites, Dennis G. Joyce, Aaron R. Weiskittel, 2018, Global Change Biology on p. 858-868

Carolyn Pike, Kevin M. Potter, Paul Berrang, Barbara Crane, Joanne Baggs, Laura Leites, Tom Luther, 2020, Journal of Forestry on p. 444-451

Laura P. Leites, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Kim C. Steiner, 2019, Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics on p. 64-72

Estimating Canopy Height of Deciduous Forests at a Regional Scale with Leaf-Off, Low Point Density LiDAR

K. M. Brubaker, S. E. Johnson, J. Brinks, L. P. Leites, 2014, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing on p. 123-134

Patchy landscapes support more plant diversity and ecosystem services than wood grasslands in Mediterranean silvopastoral agroforestry systems

Simonetta Bagella, Maria Carmela Caria, Giovanna Seddaiu, Laura Leites, Pier Paolo Roggero, 2020, Agricultural Systems

Modeling and simulation of tree spatial patterns in an oak-hickory forest with a modular, hierarchical spatial point process framework

Andrew J. Lister, Laura P. Leites, 2018, Ecological Modelling on p. 37-45