The results of research by TREES Lab faculty, staff, and students have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. If you are interested in reprints of any of the papers listed below contact the TREES Lab author shown in bold.


Johnson, L.B., Johnson, L.R., Larson, E.R., and Kipfmueller, K.F. In press. Culturally-modified red pine, birch-bark canoes, and the fur trade on Lake Saganaga, Minnesota, USA. Historical Archaeology Journal.

Larson, E.R. 2017. Developing tree-ring records from remnant longleaf pine stumps in Goethe State Forest to improve hydrologic reconstructions in North-Central Florida, Final Report for Suwanee River Water Management District Contract #16/17-076. 15 pages.

Copes-Gerbitz, K.*, Arabas, K.B., Larson, E.R., and Gildehaus, S.* 2017. Informing conservation through a multi-proxy land-use history reconstruction of Willamette University at Zena Forest, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Northwest Science 91: 160–185.

Larson, E.R. and Green, M.A.* 2017. Fire history at the confluence of the Driftless Area and Central Sand Plains of Wisconsin: A case study from Castle Mound Pine Forest State Natural Area. Natural Areas Journal 37: 309–321.

van de Gevel, S., Larson, E.R., Grissino-Mayer, H.D. 2017. Separating trends in whitebark pine radial growth related to climate and mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Forests 8: doi:10.3390/f8060195.

Larson, E. R.  2017. Seeking wilderness: Tree rings, history, and the meaning of wilderness in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer 80: 22–30.

Harley, G., Maxwell, J, Larson, E.R., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., Henderson, J., and Huffman, J. 2017. Suwannee River flow variability 1550–2005 CE reconstructed from a multispecies tree-ring network. Journal of Hydrology 544: 438–451.


Larson, E.R., and Rawling III, J.E. 2016. Developing new sources of proxy climate data from historical structures in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 328–335.


Gildehaus, S.*, Copes-Gerbitz, K.*, Arabas, K.B., and Larson, E.R. 2015. The dendroclimatological potential of Willamette Valley Quercus garryana and insights on the uncertainty of past Pacific Decadal Oscillation variability. Tree-Ring Research 71: 13–23.


Larson, E.R. 2014. Dendrochronological dating of Berry Tavern, southwest Wisconsin. Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory Report #2014-01, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 9 pages.

Salzer, M.W., Larson, E.R., Bunn, A.G., and Hughes, M.K. 2014. Climate response in near-treeline bristlecone pine. Environmental Research Letters 9:114007.

Allen, S. and Larson, E.R. 2014. The Driftless Oaks: An environmental history of southwest Wisconsin. Wisconsin Natural Resources 38: 6–7.


Larson, E. R., Allen, S., Flinner, N.L., LaBarge, S.G., and Wilding, T.C. 2013. The need and means to update chronologies in a dynamic environment. Tree-Ring Research 69: 21–27.


Larson, E. R. 2012. Influences of Blister Rust and Mountain Pine Beetle on Whitebark Pine. Nutcracker Notes 22: 14–15.

Kipfmueller, K. F., E. R. Larson, and S. St. George. 2012. Does proxy uncertainty affect the relations inferred between the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and wildfire activity in the western United States? Geophysical Research Letters 39 (4):L04703.

Larson, E. R., and K. F. Kipfmueller. 2012. Ecological disaster or the limits of observation? Reconciling modern declines with the long-term dynamics of whitebark pine communities. Geography Compass 6 (4):189–214.


Attig, J. W., P. R. Hanson, J. E. Rawling III, A. R. Young, and E. C. Carson. 2011. Optical ages indicate the southwestern margin of the Green Bay Lobe in Wisconsin, USA, was at its maximum extent until about 18,500 years ago. Geomorphology 130 (3-4):384–390.

Campbell, E. M., R. E. Keane, E. R. Larson, M. P. Murray, A. W. Schoettle, and C. M. Wong. 2011. Disturbance ecology of high-elevation five-needle pine ecosystems in western North America. Paper read at The Future of High-Elevation Five-Needle White Pines in Western North America, June 28–30, 2010, at Missoula, Montana.

Larson, E. R. 2011. Influences of the biophysical environment on blister rust and mountain pine beetle, and their interactions, in whitebark pine forests. Journal of Biogeography 38:453–470.


Crockett, K., J. B. Martin, H. D. Grissino-Mayer, E. R. Larson, and T. Mirti. 2010. Assessment of tree rings as a hydrologic record in a humid subtropical environment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46 (5):919–931.

Kipfmueller, K. F., G. P. Elliott, E. R. Larson, and M. W. Salzer. 2010. An assessment of the dendroclimatic characteristics of three conifer species in northern Minnesota. Tree-Ring Research 66 (2):113–126.

Larson, E. R., and K. F. Kipfmueller. 2010. Patterns in whitebark pine regeneration and their relationships to biophysical site characteristics in southwest Montana, central Idaho, and Oregon, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40 (3):476–487.

Larson, E. R., K. F. Kipfmueller, C. M. Hale, L. E. Frelich, and P. B. Reich. 2010. Tree rings detect earthworm invasions and their effects in northern Hardwood forests. Biological Invasions 12:1053–1066.


Elliott, G. P., and E. R. Larson. 2009. Disturbance and successional dynamics in an old growth white pine-mixed hardwood forest of the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota. Geographical Bulletin 50 (1):17–35.

Larson, E. R., S. L. van de Gevel, and H. D. Grissino-Mayer. 2009. Variability in fire regimes of high-elevation whitebark pine communities, western Montana, USA. Ecoscience 16 (3):282–298.


Rawling III, J. E., P. R. Hanson, A. R. Young, and J. W. Attig. 2008. Late Pleistocene dune construction in the Central Sand Plain of Wisconsin, USA. Geomorphology 100 (3-4):494–505.

Ziegler, S. S., E. R. Larson, J. Rauchfuss, and G. P. Elliott. 2008. Tree recruitment during dry spells at an oak savanna in Minnesota. Tree-Ring Research 64 (1):47–54.

2007 and before

Larson, E. R. 2007. Whitebark pine regeneration in southwest Montana and Eastern Oregon. Nutcracker Notes 13:16–18.

Arabas, K. B., K. S. Hadley, and E. R. Larson. 2006. Fire history of a naturally fragmented Landscape in central Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36 (5):1108–1120.

Holliday, V. T., and J. E. Rawling III. 2006. Soil-geomorphic relations of lamellae in eolian sand on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico. Geoderma 131 (1-2):154–180.

Rawling III, J. E., G. G. Fredlund, and S. Mahan. 2003. Aeolian cliff-top deposits and buried soils in the White River Badlands, South Dakota, USA. Holocene 13 (1):121–129.

Rawling III, J. E. 2000. A review of lamellae. Geomorphology 35 (1-2):1–9.