Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Dickinson, Y.L., and Cadry, J.D. (2017). An Evaluation of Tree Marking Methods for Implementing Spatially Heterogeneous Restoration. Journal of Sustainable Forestry.
  • Vakili, E., Hoffman, C. M., Keane, R. E., Tinkham, W. T., & Dickinson, Y. (2016). Spatial variability of surface fuels in treated and untreated ponderosa pine forests of the southern Rocky Mountains. International Journal of Wildland Fire 25 (11): 1156-1168.
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Giles, E., Pelz, K. and Howie, J. (2016) Have we been successful? Monitoring horizontal forest complexity for forest restoration projects. Restoration Ecology 24 (1): 8-17
  • Dickinson, Y. (2014) Landscape restoration of a forest with a historically mixed-severity fire regime: What was the historical landscape pattern of openings and canopy? Forest Ecology and Management 331: 264-271 
  • Underhill, J., Dickinson, Y.L., Rudney, A. and Thinnes, J. (2014) Silviculture of the Colorado Forest Restoration Initiative. Journal of Forestry 112(5): 484-493 
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Zenner, E.K., and Miller, D.A. (2014) Examining the effect of diverse management strategies on landscape scale patterns of forest structure in Pennsylvania using novel remote sensing techniques. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 301-312 
  • Zenner, E.K., Dickinson, Y.L. and Peck, J. E. (2013) Recovery of forest structure and composition to harvesting in different strata of mixed even-aged central Appalachian hardwoods. Annals of Forest Science 70(2): 151-159 
  • Dickinson, Y. L. and Norton, D. A. (2011) Divergent fine-scale spatial patterns in New Zealand’s short tussock grasslands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35(1): 76-82 
  • Dickinson, Y. L. and Zenner, E. K. (2010) Allometric equations for the aboveground biomass of selected common eastern hardwood understory species. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4): 160-165 
  • Norton, D. A., Dickinson, Y. and Van Leuween, M. (2007) Ecology of a Ranunculus lyallii population at its eastern distributional limit in Canterbury. New Zealand Journal of Botany 45(1): 81-85

Reports and Other Publications

  • Addington, R.N., Aplet, G.H., Battaglia, M.A., Briggs, J.S., Brown, P.M., Cheng, T.S., Dickinson, Y., Feinstein, J.A., Fornwalt, P.J., Gannon, B., Julian, C., Pelz, K.A., Regan, C.M., Thinnes, J., Truex, R., Underhill, J. and Wolk, B. (2017) Principles and Practices for the Restoration of Ponderosa Pine and Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Colorado Front Range. RMRS General Technical Report 373, US Forest Service. 
  • Tinkham, W.T., Dickinson, Y., Hoffman, C.M., Battaglia, M.A., Ex, S., Smith, F. and Underhill, J. (2017) Visualization guide to heterogeneous forest structures following treatment in the southern Rocky Mountains. RMRS General Technical Report 365, US Forest Service. 
  • Hupperts, S., Dickinson, Y., and Webster, C.R. (2017) Evaluation of Strip-Clearcutting on Northern Hardwoods to Regenerate Hard Maple: The Understory Response. Unpublished report prepared for American Forest Management, Inc.
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Battaglia, M.A. and Asherin, L.A. (2017) Evaluation of the FVS-CR Diameter Growth Model and Potential Modifications in Structurally-Complex Ponderosa Pine Forests. In: Keyser, C,E., Keyser, T.L. (eds.) Proceeding of the 2017 Forest vegetation simulator (FVS) e-Conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-224. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station 
  • Hupperts, S., Dickinson, Y., and Webster, C.R. (2016) Evaluation of Strip-Clearcutting on Northern Hardwoods to Regenerate Hard Maple. Unpublished report prepared for American Forest Management, Inc. 
  • Gauthier, R. and Dickinson, Y. (2016) The effect of deer browse on a northern hardwood forest in Baraga County, MI. Partners News, April 2016. Partners in Forestry Landowner Cooperative. Conover, WI. 
  • Gauthier, R. and Dickinson, Y. (2015) JOMAR Canopy Gap Regeneration Study. Unpublished report compiled for Mr. John MacInnis. 
  • Wysocki, A., Corace, III, R.G., Dickinson, Y.L., and Weiss, S.A. (2015) Restoration of Fire-Dependent, Mixed-Pine Forests in Upper Michigan: The Effect on Bird Communities, Forest Structure, and Understory Vegetation. Unpublished report compiled for the Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation. 
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Giles, E., Pelz, K. and Howie, J. (2015) Stand- and landscape-scale forest heterogeneity on Colorado’s Front Range: monitoring report of the spatial heterogeneity subgroup for the 2010-2013 restoration treatments. Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University, Monitoring Report CFRI-MR-1501. Fort Collins, CO. 177p. 
  • Dickinson, Y.L. and Giles, E. (2014) Monitoring landscape-scale forest heterogeneity: A protocol. CFRI-TB-1404. Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Ft Collins, CO. 24p. 
  • Dickinson, Y.L. and the Front Range Roundtable Spatial Heterogeneity Subgroup. (2014) Stand- and Landscape-Scale Desirable Forest Structures for a Restored Front Range. Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University, Technical Brief CFRI-TB-1402, Fort Collins, CO. 23 p. 
  • Pelz, K. A., Dickinson, Y.L. (2014) Monitoring forest cover spatial patterns with aerial imagery: A tutorial. CFRI-TB-1401. Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Ft Collins, CO. 47p. 
  • Young, N., Reeder, C., Addington, R., Dickinson, Y., Evangelista, P. and Cheng, T. (2013) Colorado Front Range Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: 2011-2012 Pre- and post-treatment stand structure analyses for the Pike and San Isabel and Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Ft Collins, CO. 
  • Dickinson, Y. (2011) The influence of silvicultural management on forest structure. A dissertation in Forest Resources submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
  • Dickinson, Y. (2008) The spatial patterning of Hieracium pilosella L. invaded short tussock grasslands. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, University of Canterbury, Canterbury, NZ http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/1526
  • Miller, R.M., Dickinson, Y. and A. Reid. (2005) Maori Connections to Forestry in Feary, S. (ed.) Forestry for Indigenous Peoples: Learning from Experiences. Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Science, p. 13-22 http://fennerschool.anu.edu.au/publications/occasional/fennerschool/occpaper_no.1_jul07.pdf
  • Dickinson, Y. (2003) The ecological management planning of native plants on plantation forest estates. A dissertation written in partial fulfilment of requirements for Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours), University of Canterbury, Canterbury, NZ

Presentations and Posters

  • Myers, A.L., Dickinson, Y.L., Storer, A.J., and Leutscher, B. (2017) Condition of American beech and associated geographic factors, 2017 National Society of American Foresters Convention, Nov. 15-19, Albuquerque, NM. (Poster) 
  • Kelly, M.C., Dickinson, Y., Schmierer, J. and Hupperts, S. (2017) Creating artificial windthrow using a single grip harvester, 2017 National Society of American Foresters Convention, Nov. 15-19, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Rudnicki, M., Dickinson, Y., Wang, X., Ross, R. (2017) Non-destructive wood quality assessment methods and potential application to forest inventory assessments, models and forest management. 20th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Syposium. Sept. 12-15, Madison, WI.
  • Webster, C.R., Kern, C., and Dickinson, Y. (2017) Silviculture through the lens of forest complexity. 11th North American Forest Ecology Workshop, June 19-22, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y., Battaglia, M., and Asherin, L. (2017) Evaluation of the FVScr diameter growth model and potential modifications in structurally-complex ponderosa pine forests. eFVS Forest Vegetation Simulator e-Conference, Feb. 28-Mar. 2, Online.
  • Hupperts, S., Dickinson, Y., Webster, C.R. and Froese, R. (2016) Investigating Silvicultural Systems for Promoting Tree Diversity in Managed Lake States Northern Hardwoods. 2016 National Society of American Foresters Convention, Nov. 2-6, Madison, WI. (Poster)
  • Petras, M., Dickinson, Y. and Webster, C.R. (2016) Gap-Partitioning of Understory Plant Communities in Northern Michigan Hardwood Forests Managed Using Group Selection. 2016 National Society of American Foresters Convention, Nov. 2-6, Madison, WI. (Poster)
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2016) Maintaining and promoting compositional and structural diversity for forest resilience. Society of American Foresters, Michigan Chapter Fall Meeting, Oct 6-7, Marquette, MI. 
  • Dickinson, Y., Tinkham, W.T., Hoffman, C.M., Battaglia, M.B., Ex, S., and Underhill, J. (2015) Visualization Guide to Heterogeneous Forest Structures Following Treatment in the southern Rocky Mountains. 2015 National Society of American Foresters Convention, Nov. 3-7, Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2015) “Groupy-clumpy” restoration of a frequent-fire conifer ecosystem on Colorado’s Front Range. Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Nov. 9th, Newton, GA. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2015) Using remote sensing for forest management and restoration: a case study. Society of American Foresters, Michigan Chapter Spring Meeting, Apr. 9th, Marquette, MI. 
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2015) Groupy-clumpy restoration of a frequent-fire conifer ecosystem on Colorado’s Front Range. Department of Forestry, Mar. 31st, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2015) Groupy-clumpy restoration of a frequent-fire conifer ecosystem on Colorado’s Front Range. Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management Seminar, Feb. 13, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. (Invited)
  • Hoffman, C.M., Battaglia, M., Ziegler, J., Mell, W., Vakili, E., and Dickinson, Y. (2014) Evaluating fuel variability and fire behavior following restoration in ponderosa pine ecosystems. 3rd annual NIST/USFS WUI Seminar Jan. 6, Gaithersburg, MD. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Underhill, J, Battaglia, M and Thinnes, J. (2014) Difficulties with the Current Silviculture Nomenclature: A Dry-forest Management Perspective. 2014 National SAF Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference Oct. 8-11, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Vakili, E., Hoffman, C., Keane, R., Dickinson, Y. and Rocca, M. (2014) Fuel Treatment Effects on Surface Fuels in Dry Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Southern Rockies. 2014 National SAF Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference Oct. 8-11, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Cadry, J., Dickinson, Y.L, Mackes, K., Smith, F.W. (2014) Achieving “Groupy-Clumpy”: The Effectiveness of Marking Methods on Spatially Heterogeneous Thinning. 2014 National SAF Convention and CIF/IFC AGM & Conference Oct. 8-11, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Dickinson, Y.L. and the Landscape Restoration Team of the Front Range Roundtable. (2014) The first four years of a collaborative forest landscape restoration project on Colorado’s Front Range: successes and lessons learned. XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014, Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research, Oct 5-11, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Dickinson, Y.L., and the Landscape Restoration Team of the Front Range Roundtable.  (2014) Achieving “groupy-clumpy” in restoration projects: Innovative silviculture and monitoring in the Front Range Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project. XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014, Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research, Oct 5-11, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Hoffman, C.M., Battaglia, M., Ziegler, J., Vakili, E., Dickinson, Y. and Mell, W. 2014. Evaluation of forest management objectives: creating spatially heterogeneous structures and reducing fire behavior. Northern Front Range Forest Health Working Group, July 8, Boulder, CO. (Invited)
  • Vakili, E., Hoffman, C.M., Keane, R.E., Dickinson, Y.L., and Rocca, M.E. (2014) Evaluating Fuel Treatment Effects on Surface Fuels in Dry Ponderosa Pine Forests. International Association of Wildland Fire and Association for Fire Ecology, Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects, May 19-23, Missoula, Montana (Poster)
  • Gannon, B., Brown, P.M., Battaglia, M.A., Fornwalt, P.J., Huckaby, L.S., Dickinson, Y., Cheng, A.S., Julian, C. (2014) Structure, process, and resilience in Colorado Front Range Montane Forests. International Association of Wildland Fire and Association for Fire Ecology, Large Wildland Fires: Social, Political and Ecological Effects, May 19-23, Missoula, Montana
  • Dickinson, Y.L. and Hoffman, C. (2014) Evaluating restoration of ponderosa pine in Colorado. Invited speaker at the Colorado State Forest Service annual meeting, May 7, Ft Collins, Co.
  • Dickinson, Y.L (2014) Space Matters. School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Tech University, Apr. 7, Houghton, MI. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y.L (2014) Space Matters. School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, Feb 13, Ruston, LA. (Invited)
  • Pelz, K., and Dickinson, Y. (2013) Working with the Front Range Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project to develop tools to monitor forest spatial patterns. Center for Collaborative Conervation Seminar and Discussion Series, Colorado State University, 7 May, Ft Collins, CO.
  • Underhill, J., Rudney, A., Dickinson, Y. and Thinnes, J. (2013) Silviculture of the Front Range Landscape Restoration Initiative. Silviculture Matters. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Oct. 23-27, Charleston, SC.
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2013) Seeing the forest for the trees. Boulder County GIS day, Nov. 20, Longmont, CO. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y.L., Brown, P.M., Fornwalt, P., Huckaby, L.S., Battaglia, M.A. and Cheng, A.S. (2013) Front Range Reconstruction Network: Reconstructing Forest Structure and Fire History in Front Range Montane Forests to Inform Forest Restoration Activities. Piecing Together the Fragments: sustaining forest ecosystems in the 21st Century. North American Forest Ecology Workshop, June 16-20, Bloomington, IN (Poster).
  • Dickinson, Y.L. (2012) Mapping forest structure across landscapes using LiDAR. Colorado State University’s Forest and Rangeland Stewardship department seminar. Mar. 20, Ft Collins, CO. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y. L., Zenner, E. K. and Miller, D. (2012) Mapping of Pennsylvania’s forest structure using LiDAR and aerial imagery. Resilient Forests: Society of American Foresters Convention, Oct. 24-28, Spokane, WA (Poster).
  • Dickinson, Y. L. and Zenner, E. K. (2010) Disturbance characteristics and community resilience in mixed hardwood oak forests.  Ecological Society of America 95th Annual Meeting, Aug. 1-6, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Dickinson, Y. L. and Zenner, E. K. (2010) The Effect of Silvicultural Cutting on Composition and Structure of Mixed Hardwood Oak Forests. Society of American Foresters National Convention, Oct. 27-31, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Dickinson, Y. and Norton, D. A. (2008) Structural fragmentation of short tussock grasslands by Hieracium pilosella. Forestry & Agriculture – Collaborating for Sustainability, New Zealand Institute of Forestry Conference, May 15-18, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Poster)
  • Dickinson, Y. and Norton, D. A. (2007) Spatial patterning of Hieracium invaded short tussock grassland communities. Miss E L Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Research Trust Twelfth Triennial Seminar, Dec. 2-4, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. (Invited)
  • Dickinson, Y. and Norton, D. A. (2007) Roots of Short Tussock Grasslands: Functional Classification, Feathers to Fur: the ecological transformation of Aotearoa, New Zealand Ecological Society Conference, Nov. 18-22, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.