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Ecosphere Special Feature: Uncertainty Analysis

Yang, Y., R.D. Yanai, C.R. See, and M.A. Arthur. 2017. Sampling effort and uncertainty in litterfall mass and nutrient flux in northern hardwoods. Ecosphere, 8(11):e01999. 10.1002/ecs2.1999 PDF

Fahey, T.J., R.D. Yanai, K.E. Gonzales, and J.A. Lombardi. 2017. Sampling and processing roots from rocky forest soils.  Ecosphere, 8(6):e01863. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1863 PDF

Csavina, J., J.A. Roberti, J.R. Taylor, and H.W. Loescher. 2017. Traceable measurements and calibration: a primer on uncertainty analysis. Ecosphere, 8(2) e01683, DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1683 PDF

Campbell, J.L., R.D. Yanai, M.B. Green, G.E. Likens, C.R. See, A.S. Bailey, D.C. Buso, and D. Yang. 2016.  Uncertainty in the net hydrologic flux of calcium in a paired-watershed harvesting study. Ecosphere, 7(6): e01299. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1299 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Aulenbach, B.T., D.A. Burns, J.B. Shanley, R.D. Yanai, K. Bae, A.D. Wild, Y. Yang, and D. Li. 2016. Approaches to stream solute load estimation for solutes with varying dynamics from five diverse small watersheds. 2016.  Ecosphere, 7(6) e01298.  DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1298 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Appling, A.P., M.C. Leon, and W.H. McDowell. 2015 .Reducing bias and quantifying uncertainty in watershed flux estimates: the R package loadflex, Ecosphere, 6(12). PDF

Harmon, M.E., B. Fasth, C.B. Halpern, and J.A. Lutz. 2015. Uncertainty Analysis: An Evaluation Metric for Synthesis Science. Ecosphere, 6(4): art62 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Ross, D.S., S.W. Bailey, R.D. Briggs, J. Curry, I.J. Fernandez, G. Fredriksen, C.L. Goodale, P.W. Hazlett, P.R. Heine, C.E. Johnson, J.T. Larson, G.B. Lawrence, R.K. Kolka, R. Ouimet, D. Paré, D. deB. Richter, C.D. Schirmer, and R.A. Warby. 2015. Inter-Laboratory Variation in the Chemical Analysis of Acidic Forest Soil Reference Samples from Eastern North America. Ecosphere, 6(5): art73 Abstract | HTML | PDF


Canadian Journal of Forest Research Partial Special Issue: Quantifying uncertainty in forest measurements and models: Approaches and applications

Paré, D., G.Z. Gertner, P.Y. Bernier, and R.D. Yanai. 2016. Quantifying uncertainty in forest measurements and models: Approaches and applications.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46(3):v. 10.1139/cjfr-2016- 0029 PDF

Eyvindson, K. and A. Kangas. 2016. Evaluating the required scenario set size for stochastic programming in forest management planning: incorporating inventory and growth model uncertainty. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3): 340-347 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Freeman, E.A., Molsen, G.G., Coulston, J.W., and B.T. Wilson. 2016. Random forests and stochastic gradient boosting for predicting tree canopy cover: comapring tuning processes and model performance. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3): 323-339 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Lehtonen, A. and J. Heikkinen. 2016. Uncertainty of upland soil carbon sink estimate for Finland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3): 310-322 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Christina, M., Y. Nouvellon, J.P. Laclau, J.L. Stape, O.C. Campoe, G. le Maire. 2016. Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of the carbon and water fluxes at the tree scale in Eucalyptus plantations using a metamodeling approach. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3): 297-309 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Yang, Y., R.D. Yanai, F.F. Fatemi, C.R. Levine, P.J. Lilly, R.D. Briggs. 2016. Sources of variability in tissue chemistry in northern hardwood species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 46(3): 285-296 Abstract | HTML | PDF


Other QUEST-Supported Publications

Yanai, R.D., C.R. See, J. L. Campbell. 2017. Current practices in uncertainty analysis in ecosystem ecology. Ecosystems, PDF

Daly, C., M.E. Slater, J.A. Roberti, S.H. Laseter, and L.W. Swift Jr. 2017. High-resolution precipitation mapping in a mountainous watershed: ground truth for evaluating uncertainty in a national precipitation dataset. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4986 | HTML | PDF

Yanai, R.D., N. Tokuchi, J.L. Campbell, M.B. Green, E. Matsuzaki, S.N. Laseter, C.L. Brown, A.S. Bailey, P. Lyons, C.R. Levine, D.C. Buso, G.E. Likens, J. Knoepp, K. Fukushima. 2015. Sources of uncertainty in estimating stream solute export from headwater catchments at three sites. Hydrological Processes. 29(7): 1793-1805. DOI:  10.1002/hyp.10265 Abstract | HTML | PDF

Stoklosa, J., C. Daly, S.D. Foster, M.B. Ashcroft, D.I. Warton(2014). A climate of uncertainty: accounting for error in climate variables for species distribution models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6(4): 412-423. DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12217 HTML

Holdaway, Robert J., Stephen J. McNeill, Norman W. H. Mason, and Fiona E. Carswell. 2014. Propagating uncertainty in plot-based estimates of forest carbon stock and carbon stock change. Ecosystems, 17(4): 627-640. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-014-9749-5 HTML| PDF

Levine, C.R., R.D. Yanai, G.G. Lampman, D.A. Burns, C.T. Driscoll, G.B. Lawrence, J.A. Lynch, and N. Schoch. 2014.  Evaluating the efficiency of environmental monitoring programs. Ecological Indicators. 39: 94 – 101.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.12.010 HTML| PDF

Yanai, R.D., C.R. Levine, M.B. Green, and J.L. Campbell. 2012. Quantifying Uncertainty in Forest Nutrient Budgets. Journal of Forestry, 110(8): 448-456 PDF

Yanai, R.D., J.J. Battles, A.D. Richardson, C.A. Blodgett, D.M. Wood, and E.B. Rastetter. 2010. Estimating Uncertainty in Ecosystem Budget Calculations. Ecosystems, 13(2): 239-248 Abstract | PDF

Popular Press

QUEST meeting announcement in EOS (28 June 2011).

An article about the QUEST effort by John Campbell appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of the USDA-FS publication "Experimental Forests and Ranges" (pg. 3).

An LTER Network News article on the QUEST meeting held in March 2011. Article by Jordan Parman (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder). Published 27 July 2011.

Reports (see Funding)