Laura Leites

Associate 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.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Climate Climate Change Provenance Pinus Ponderosa Pseudotsuga Menziesii Modeling Oak Reforestation Cline Population Genetics Cold Tolerance Genotype Temperature Summer Winter Test Regeneration Quercus Niche Niches Growth Response Genetic Variation Acer Rubrum Testing Cold

Most Recent Papers

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species

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

Insights on the use of decision-support tools to sustain forest ecosystems from a case study in Pennsylvania, USA

Joshua Rittenhouse, Laura Leites, Kelly Derham, Scott Miller, 2018, Journal of Forestry on p. 391-395

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

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

Limitations on regeneration potential after even-aged harvests in mixed-oak stands

Anthony J. Campbell, Kim C. Steiner, James J. Finley, Laura Leites, 2015, Forest Science on p. 874-881

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modeling mensurational relationships of plantation-grown loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) in Uruguay

Laura P. Leites, Ane Zubizarreta-Gerendiain, Andrew P. Robinson, 2013, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 455-462

Most-Cited Papers

Height-growth response to climatic changes differs among populations of Douglas-fir

Laura P. Leites, Andrew P. Robinson, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, John D. Marshall, Nicholas L. Crookston, 2012, Ecological Applications on p. 154-165

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

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

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

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

Possibilities and limitations of using historic provenance tests to infer forest species growth responses to climate change

Laura P. Leites, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Andrew P. Robinson, Nicholas L. Crookston, Barry Jaquish, 2012, Natural Resource Modeling on p. 409-433

Modeling mensurational relationships of plantation-grown loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) in Uruguay

Laura P. Leites, Ane Zubizarreta-Gerendiain, Andrew P. Robinson, 2013, Forest Ecology and Management on p. 455-462

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

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

Limitations on regeneration potential after even-aged harvests in mixed-oak stands

Anthony J. Campbell, Kim C. Steiner, James J. Finley, Laura Leites, 2015, Forest Science on p. 874-881

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species

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