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.

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Publication Tags

Climate Climate Change Provenance Modeling Land Use Pinus Ponderosa Pseudotsuga Menziesii Quercus Oak Temperature Genotype Population Genetics Reforestation Forest Inventory Biomass Ecosystem Services Habitat Silviculture Pine Agroforestry Cline Species Diversity Attribute Cold Tolerance Grasslands

Most Recent Publications

Seeing past the green: Structure, composition, and biomass differences in high graded and silviculture-managed forests of similar stand density

Alexander C. Curtze, Allyson B. Muth, Jeffery L. Larkin, Laura P. Leites, 2022, Forest Ecology and Management

Modeling Advance Oak Reproduction at Landscape Scale: The Relative Importance of Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Joshua W. 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

Decision support tools to inform the rehabilitation and management of high graded forests

Alexander Curtze, Allyson Muth, Jeffery Larkin, Laura Leites, 2022, Journal of Forestry

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

Designing plots for precise estimation of forest attributes in landscapes and forests of varying heterogeneity

Andrew J. Lister, Laura P. Leites, 2021, Canadian Journal of Forest Research on p. 1569-1578

The importance of land-use legacies for modeling present-day species distributions

Xin Chen, Laura Leites, 2020, Landscape Ecology on p. 2759-2775

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

Most-Cited Papers

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 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: 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

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

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species: Growth clines and evidence of the growth-cold tolerance trade-off

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