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Publications List 2017
  • GA Sánchez-Azofeifa, Guzmán-Quesada, JA., Vega-Araya, M., Campos-Vargas, C., Durán, SM., D’Souza, N., Gianoli, T., Portillo-Quintero, C., Sharp, I. Can terrestrial laser scanners (TLSs) and hemispherical photographs predict tropical dry forest succession using liana abundance? Biogeosciences. 14(4): 977-988.
Publication List 2016
  • S Calvo, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, S Duran, MM Espirito Santo. Assessing Ecosystem Services in Neotropical Dry Forests: a systematic review. Environmental Conservation.doi:10.1017/S0376892916000400.
  • M Elizabeth Rodríguez‐Ronderos, ME., Bohrer, G., Sanchez‐Azofeifa, A., Powers, JS, Schnitzer, SA. Contribution of lianas to plant area index and canopy structure in a Panamanian forest.  Ecology.97(12): 3271-3277
  • S Cao, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, S. Duran, S Calvo-Rodriguez. Estimation of aboveground net primary productivity in secondary tropical dry forests using the Carnegie–Ames–Stanford Approach (CASA) model. Environmental research letters. 11(7): 075004.
  • S Calvo-Rodriguez, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, JC Calvo-Alvarado, AJ Calvo-Obando. Light diffusion in the tropical dry forests of Costa Rica. ISPRS-International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (2016), Volume XLI-B8, 2016 XXIII ISPRS Congress, 12–19 July 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. 579-583
  • R Chazdon et al. Carbon sequestration potential of second-growth forest regeneration in the Latin American tropics. Science Advances (2016). e1501639
  • L. Potter et. al. Biomass resilience of tropical forests. Nature (2016) 530 (7589), 211-214.
  • T Brown et al.  Using phenocams to monitor our changing Earth: toward a global phenocam network. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2016) 14(2): 84-93.
Publication List 2015
  • S. Duran, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, R. Rios, E. Gianoli. The relative importance of climate, stand variables, and liana abundance for carbon storage in tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography (2015) 24(8): 939-949.
  • S. Cao, Q Yu, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, J Feng, B Rivard, Z Gu. Mapping tropical dry forest succession using multiple criteria spectral mixture analysis. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2015) 190: 17-29.
  • S. Malec, D Rogge, U Heiden, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, M Bachmann, M. Wegmann. Capacity of spaceborne hyperspectral EnMAP mission for mapping fractional cover for soil erosion modeling. Remote Sensing (2015) 7(9): 11776-11800.
  • A. Ball, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, B Rivard, S Castro, GW Fernandes. Patterns of leaf biochemical and structural properties of Cerrado life forms: implications for remote sensing. PLOS ONE (2015) 10 (2), e0117659.
  • B. Hilje, JC Calvo-Alvarado, C. Jimenez-Rodriguez, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa. Tree species composition, breeding systems, and pollination and dispersal syndromes in tree successional stages in tropical dry forests in Mesoamerica. Tropical Conservation Science Journal (2015) 8(1): 97-94.
  • V. Garcia-Millan, GA Sánchez-Azofeifa, GCM Malvarez-Garcia. Mapping tropical dry forest succession with CHRIS/PROBA Hyperspectral images using non-parametric decision trees. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (2015) 8(6): 3081-3094.
  • T. Garvin, McLennan, J Calvo–Alvarado, GA Sanchez–Azofeifa. “Growing together”: transnational policy networks and environmental policy change in Costa Rica. International Journal of Society Systems Science (2015) 7(1): 1-22.
  • C. Portillo-Quintero, GA Sanchez-Azofeifa, JC Calvo-Alvarado, M Quesada, MM Espirito-Santo. The role of tropical dry forests for biodiversity, carbon, and water conservation in the neotropics: lessons learned and opportunities for its sustainable management.  Regional Environmental Change (2015) 15(6): 1039-1049.
Publication List 2014
  • Avila-Cabadilla LD, Stoner KE, Nassar JM, Espírito-Santo MM, Alvarez-Añorve MY, Aranguren CI, Henry M, González-Carcacía JA, Falcão LAD, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA (Publication List 2014) Phyllostomid Bat Occurrence in Successional Stages of Neotropical Dry Forests. PloS one Volume 9
  • Cheng T, Rivard B, Sánchez-Azofeifa AG, Féret J-B, Jacquemoud S, Ustin SL (Publication List 2014) Deriving leaf mass per area (LMA) from foliar reflectance across a variety of plant species using continuous wavelet analysis. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 87: 28-38
  • Schucknecht A, Erasmi S, Matzschullat J (Publication List 2014) Vegetation dynamics in north-eastern Brazil – comparison between AVHRR and MODIS NDVI. Poster presentation at GV2M (Global Vegetation Monitoring and Modelling) Internat Conf in Avignon, France, Feb 03–07, Publication List 2014
  • Silva M et al. (Publication List 2014) Using GNSS observations to investigate variations of Pluviometry in the Semi-Arid Brazilian region. accepted EGUPublication List 2014-5956, G5.2
Publication List 2013
  • Castillo A, Quesada M, Rodriguez F, Zhouri A, Calvo-Alvarado I, Sanchez-Azofeifa A (Publication List 2013) Tropical Dry Forests in Latin America: Analyzing the History of Land Use and Present Socio-Ecological Struggles. In Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management, p 375
  • Coelho MS, Fernandes GW, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA (Publication List 2013) Brazilian tropical dry forest on basalt and limestone outcrops: status of knowledge and perspectives. In Tropical dry forests in the Americas: ecology, conservation, and management. CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp 55-68
  • Duarte-Almada E, Coelho M, Quitino AV, Fernandes GW, Sanchez-Azofeifa A (Publication List 2013) Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Rural Communities in Areas of a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in Serra do Cipo, Brazil. In Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management, p 429
  • Feng J, Rivard B, Rogge D, Sanchez-Azofeifa A (Publication List 2013) The longwave infrared (3-14 mu m) spectral properties of rock encrusting lichens based on laboratory spectra and airborne SEBASS imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 131: 173-181
  • Garcia Millan VE, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA, Malvárez GC, Moré G, Pons X, Yamanaka-Ocampo M (Publication List 2013) Effects of Topography on the Radiometry of CHRIS/PROBA Images of Successional Stages Within Tropical Dry Forests. Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE: 1584 – 1595
  • Hesketh M, Sanchez-Azofeifa A (Publication List 2013) A Review of Remote Sensing of Tropical Dry Forests. In Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management, p 83
  • Portillo-Quintero C, Sanchez-Azofeifa A, do Espirito-Santo MM (Publication List 2013) Monitoring deforestation with MODIS Active Fires in Neotropical dry forests: An analysis of local-scale assessments in Mexico, Brazil and Bolivia. Journal of Arid Environments 97: 150-159
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa A (Publication List 2013) Tropi-dry: Remote sensing and sensor network for tropical dry forest ecosystems. In Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation & Organization for Tropical Studies. ATBC, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa A, Calvo-Alvarado J, Marcos M, do Espirito-Santo GWF, Powers JS, Quesada M (Publication List 2013) Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: The Tropi-Dry Endeavor. In Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management, CRC Press
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa A, Kalacska ME, Quesada M, Stoner KE, Lobo JA, Arroyo-Mora P (Publication List 2013) Tropical Dry Climates. In Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science. Springer, pp 157-171
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa A, Powers JS, Fernandes GW, Quesada M (Publication List 2013) Tropical Dry Forests in the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management. CRC Press
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa G (Publication List 2013) Tropical Secondary Dry Forests of the Americas: Tropi-Dry 10-Years of Collaborative Research. In Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation & Organization for Tropical Studies. ATBC, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Sánchez A, Foley S, Hamilton S, Calvo JC, Arroyo P, Jiménez V (Publication List 2013) Estudio de cobertura forestal de Costa Rica con imágenes landsat tm 7 para el año 2000. In Collections: ecosystems and forest resources (forest plantations) – Costa Rica,
  • Schucknecht A, Niemeyer I, Erasmi S, Matschullat J (Publication List 2013) Assessing vegetation variability and trends in north-eastern Brazil using AVHRR and MODIS NDVI time series. European Journal of Remote Sensing 46: 40-59; doi: 10.5721/EuJRSPublication List 20134603
Publication List 2012
  • Alvarez-Anorve, Mariana Y., Mauricio Quesada, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Luis Daniel Avila-Cabadilla, and John A. Gamon. Publication List 2012. Functional regeneration and spectral reflectance of trees during succession in a highly diverse tropical dry forest ecosystem. American Journal of Botany 99 (5):816-26.
  • Avila-Cabadilla, Luis Daniel, Gerardo Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Kathryn Elizabeth Stoner, Mariana Yolotl Alvarez-Anorve, Mauricio Quesada, and Carlos Alonso Portillo-Quintero. Publication List 2012. Local and landscape factors determining occurrence of phyllostomid bats in tropical secondary forests. PloS one 7 (4):e35228.
  • Avila-Flores, R., Ceballos, G., de Villa-Meza, A., List, R., Marce, E., Pacheco, J., Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., & Boutin, S. (Publication List 2012). Factors associated with long-term changes in distribution of black-tailed prairie dogs in northwestern Mexico. Biological Conservation 145:54-61
  • Castillo, M., Rivard, B., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Calvo-Alvarado, J., & Dubayah, R. (Publication List 2012). LIDAR remote sensing for secondary Tropical Dry Forest identification. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121:132-143
  • Coelho, Marcel S., Emmanuel D. Almada, Andre V. Quintino, Geraldo W. Fernandes, Rubens M. Santos, G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, and Mario M. D. Espirito Santo. Publication List 2012. Floristic composition and structure of a tropical dry forest at different successional stages in the Espinhaco mountains, southeastern brazil. Interciencia 37 (3):190-196.
  • Hesketh, Michael, and G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa. Publication List 2012. The effect of seasonal spectral variation on species classification in the Panamanian tropical forest. Remote Sensing of Environment 118:73-82.
  • Matschullat J (Publication List 2012) BraSol-Publication List 2010: for the sustainable future of Brazil. GOAL Bull. 1: 3-4
  • Matschullat J, da Silva J, Höfle S, Mello J, Melo Jr G, Plessow A, Reimann C (Publication List 2012) A soil geochemical baseline for north-eastern Brazil. Geochem Explor Environ Anal 72, 3: 197-209
  • Matschullat J, Schucknecht A, Caritat P de, Melo Jr. G, Mello, Pleßow A, Silva J da (Publication List 2012) Pedogeochemistry in NE-Brazil, in comparison to Australia and Europe. Ext abstract 5th ISEGTropic’12, Buzius, RJ, Brazil; October 7-10, Publication List 2012
  • Mesquita M, Lúcio P, Matschullat J, Mendes D, Ambrizzi T, Leme, NMP (Publication List 2012) New insights to the forgotten northeastern region of Brazil. AGU Atmospheric Sciences 6, 3: 3-5
  • Oliveira, K.N., de Jesus, F.M., Silva, J.O., do Espirito-Santo, M.M., & Faria, M.L. (Publication List 2012). An experimental test of rainfall as a control agent of Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera, Psyllidae) on seedlings of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn (Myrtaceae). Revista Brasileira De Entomologia, 56:101-105
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, Arturo, Yumi Oki, G. Wilson Fernandes, Ronald Aaron Ball, and John Gamon. Publication List 2012. Relationships between endophyte diversity and leaf optical properties. Trees-Structure and Function 26 (2):291-299.
  • Schucknecht A, Matschullat J, Erasmi S (Publication List 2012) Spatial and temporal variability of vegetation status in Paraíba, north-eastern Brazil. Ext. abstract, Internat Geosci Remote Sensing Symp (igarss12); Munich July 22-27
  • Schucknecht A, Erasmi S, Matschullat J (Publication List 2012) Vegetation variability in relation to climate parameters in north-eastern Brazil. Abstract for Internat Symp “Climate Change, Impacts and Vulnerabilities in Brazil: preparing the Brazilian Northeast for the future (CCIVPublication List 2012), from May 27th to June 1st Publication List 2012
  • Schucknecht A, Matschullat J, Caritat P de, Melo G, Mello J, Plessow A, Silva, J da (Publication List 2012) Pedogeochemistry in NE-Brazil, compared to Australia and Europe. Sci Total Environ 438: 342-356; doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv.Publication List 2012.08.059
Publication List 2011
  • Calderon-Cortes, N., Quesada, M., Escalera-Vazquez, L.H. (Publication List 2011) Insects as stem-engineers: Interactions mediated by the twig-girdler oncieres albomarginata chamela enhance arthropod diversity. PLOS-ONE. 6(4): Article number e19083.
  • Castillo-Nunez, M., G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, A. Croitoru, B. Rivard, J. Calvo-Alvarado, and R. O. Dubayah. Publication List 2011. Delineation of secondary succession mechanisms for tropical dry forests using LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (9):2217-2231.
  • Cheng, T, B Rivard, and A Sanchez-Azofeifa. Publication List 2011. Spectroscopic determination of leaf water content using continuous wavelet analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (2):659-670.
  • Fagundes, Marcilio, and G. Wilson Fernandes. Publication List 2011. Insect herbivores associated with Baccharis dracunculifolia (Asteraceae): responses of gall-forming and free-feeding insects to latitudinal variation. Revista De Biologia Tropical 59 (3):1419-1432.
  • Fernandes, G. Wilson, Yumi Oki, Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Gabriela Faccion, and Helica C. Amaro-Arruda. Publication List 2011. Hail impact on leaves and endophytes of the endemic threatened Coccoloba cereifera (Polygonaceae). Plant Ecology 212 (10):1687-1697.
  • Neves, F.S., Oliveira, V.H., Espirito-Santo, M.M., Vaz-de-Mellom F.Z., Louzada, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Fernandes, G.W. (Publication List 2010) Successional and Seasonal Changes in a Community of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in a Brazilian Tropical Dry Forest. Natureza & Conservação, 8:160-164.
  • Pastorello, G. Z., G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, and M. A. Nascimento. Publication List 2011. Enviro-Net: From Networks of Ground-Based Sensor Systems to a Web Platform for Sensor Data Management. Sensors 11 (6):6454-6479.
  • Powers, Jennifer S., Marife D. Corre, Tracy E. Twine, and Edzo Veldkamp. Publication List 2011. Geographic bias of field observations of soil carbon stocks with tropical land-use changes precludes spatial extrapolation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108 (15):6318-6322.
  • Powers, Jennifer S., and Stefani Salute. Publication List 2011. Macro- and micronutrient effects on decomposition of leaf litter from two tropical tree species: inferences from a short-term laboratory incubation. Plant and Soil 346 (1-2):245-257.
  • Rogan, John, Laura Schneider, Zachary Christman, Marco Millones, Deborah Lawrence, and Birgit Schmook. Publication List 2011. Hurricane disturbance mapping using MODIS EVI data in the southeastern Yucatan, Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters 2 (3):259-267.
  • Rosas-Guerrero, V., Quesada, M., Armbrusterm W.S., Perez-Barrales, R., Smith, S.D. (Publication List 2011) Influence of pollination specialization and breeding system on floral integration and phenotypic variation in Ipomea. Evolution. 55(2): 350-364.
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Rivard, B., Wright, J., Feng, J.L., Peijun, L., Chong, M.M., Bohlman, S.A. (Publication List 2011). Estimation of the distribution of Tabebuia guayacan (Bignoniaceae) using high resolution remote sensing imagery. Sensors. 11(4): 3831-3851.
  • Schucknecht A, Matschullat J (Publication List 2011) Geochemical soil baseline values in north-eastern Brazil – vital requirement for pollution studies. GMPV8 EGUPublication List 2011-3903
  • Schucknecht A, Matschullat J, Reimann C (Publication List 2011) Lead (Pb) and stable Pb-isotope characteristics of tropical soils in north-eastern Brazil. Applied Geochemistry 26, 12: 2191-2200
  • Schucknecht A, Matschullat J, Reimann C (Publication List 2011) Stable isotope signatures of tropical soils in north-eastern Brazil – indicator for precipitation-dependent natural processes? 9th Internat Symp Appl Isotope Geochem, Tarragona, Spain 19-23 Oct. Publication List 2011. In: Otero N, Soler A, Audi C (eds) Book of Abstracts p. 122
Publication List 2010
  • ECOLÓGICO. “Mata Seca Ameaçada;incluindo umaEntrevista: Mário Marcos Do Espírito Santo,” Pages 32-37, January Publication List 2010. Download PDF »
  • Bouaziz M, Matschullat J, Gloaguen R (Publication List 2010) Remote sensing indicators to identify slightly and moderately salt-affected soils – based on MODIS Terra and geochemical data. SPIE Remote Sensing Internat Conf, Toulouse, France, September 20-23, Publication List 2010; 7824: p. 41, Article # 78241I
  • Cheng, T., B. Rivard, G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, and IEEE. Publication List 2010. Spectroscopic determination of leaf water content using continuous wavelet analysis. In Publication List 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
  • Castillo, A. Publication List 2010. La costa de Jalisco y sus habitantes: historias de gente, biodiversidad y ecosistemas. Revista 3C Conocimiento + Cultura + Ciencia, Universidad de Guadalajara 2(4): 39-46. Download PDF »
  • Espirito-Santo, M.M. do, R.S. Barbosa, A.F. de Melo Junior, A. Medeiros do Santos, D.A. Oliveira, F.C Anaya, F.S. Neves, G.W. Fernandes, G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, H.M. Valerio, L.O. Liete, M.A. Zaza Borges, M. das Dores Magalhaes Veloso, M. Fagundes, M.A. Pimenta, M. Lopes de Faria, R. Reis Junior, Y.R. Ferreira Nunes, Publication List 2010. Defending the Dry Forests of Minas Gerais. White paper. Download PDF »
  • de Freitas, A.D.S., Sampaio, E., Menezes, R.S.C., & Tiessen, H. (Publication List 2010). (15)N natural abundance of non-fixing woody species in the Brazilian dry forest (caatinga). Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 46, 210-218 Download PDF »
  • Gamon, J. A., C. Coburn, L. B. Flanagan, K. F. Huemmrich, C. Kiddle, G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, D. R. Thayer, L. Vescovo, D. Gianelle, D. A. Sims, A. F. Rahman, and G. Z. Pastorello. Publication List 2010. SpecNet revisited: bridging flux and remote sensing communities. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 36:S376-S390.Portillo-Quintero, C.A., and G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa. Publication List 2010. Extent and conservation of tropical dry forests in the Americas. Biological Conservation 143(1):144-155.
  • Gotsch, Sybil G., Jennifer S. Powers, and Manuel T. Lerdau. Publication List 2010. Leaf traits and water relations of 12 evergreen species in Costa Rican wet and dry forests: patterns of intra-specific variation across forests and seasons. Plant Ecology 211 (1):133-146.
  • Kissing, Lisa B., and Jennifer S. Powers. Publication List 2010. Coarse woody debris stocks as a function of forest type and stand age in Costa Rican tropical dry forest: long-lasting legacies of previous land use. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:467-471.
  • Neves, F. D., V. H. F. Oliveira, M. M. do Espirito-Santo, F. Z. Vaz-de-Mello, J. Louzada, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, and G. W. Fernandes. Publication List 2010. Successional and seasonal changes in a community of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) in a Brazilian tropical dry forest. Natureza & Conservacao 8 (2):160-164.
  • Neves, F.D, .R.F. Braga, M.M. Espírito-Santo, J.H.C. Delabie, G.W. Fernandes, G.A. Sánchez-Azofeifa. Publication List 2010. Diversity of arboreal ants in a Brazilian tropical dry forest: effects of seasonality and successional stage. Sociobiology, 56 (1): 177-194. Download PDF »
  • Neves, F.S., Araujo, L, Espirito-Santo, MM, Fagundes, M., Fernandes, G.W., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Quesada, M. (Publication List 2010). Canopy herbivory and insect herbivore diversity in a dry forest- savana transition in Brazil. Biotropica, 42: 112-118.
  • Pennington, T. (Publication List 2010) Human, Ecological and Biophysical Dimensions of Tropical Dry Forests. Manual of Methods (Book review). Interciencia 35: 632-632. Download PDF »
  • Portillo-Quintero, C. A., and G. A. Sanchez-Azofeifa. Publication List 2010. Extent and conservation of tropical dry forests in the Americas. Biological Conservation 143 (1):144-155.
  • Powers, Jennifer S., and Peter Tiffin. Publication List 2010. Plant functional type classifications in tropical dry forests in Costa Rica: leaf habit versus taxonomic approaches. Functional Ecology 24 (4):927-936.
  • Spring, D., J. Baum, R. Mac Nally, M. MacKenzie, A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, and J. R. Thomson. Publication List 2010. Building a Regionally Connected Reserve Network in a Changing and Uncertain World. Conservation Biology 24 (3):691-700.
Publication List 2009
  • Avila-Cabadilla, L.D., Stoner, K.E., Henry, M., & Alvarez Anorve, M.Y. (2009). Composition, structure and diversity of phyllostomid bat assemblages in different successional stages of a tropical dry forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 986-996
  • Calvo-Alvarado, J., McLennan, B., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., & Garvin, T. (2009). Deforestation and forest restoration in Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Putting conservation policies in context. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 931-940
  • Camenietzki, C. P. A. and Barbosa, R.S. 2009. Unidade de Proteção Integral, Restrição Ambiental e Segurança Alimentar: uma análise do entrono do parque estadual da mata seca, no norte de Minas Gerais. Argumentos, v. 4, p. 207-220.
  • Castillo, A., Godinez, C., Schroeder, N., Galicia, C., Pujadas-Botey, A., & Hernandez, L.M. (2009). The dry tropical forest at risk: conflicts between agricultural and cattle use, tourism development, and provision of ecosystem services in the coast of Jalisco, Mexico. Interciencia, 34, 844-850 Download PDF (In Spanish) »
  • Coelho, M.S., Almada, E.D., Fernandes, G.W., Carneiro, M.A.A., dos Santos, R.M., Quintino, A.V., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, A. (2009). Gall inducing arthropods from a seasonally dry tropical forest in Serra do Cipo, Brazil. Revista Brasileira De Entomologia, 53, 404-414
  • de Mello JWV, Taddei MHT, Dias FF, Silva J, Matschullat J (2009) Background environmental radioactivity in Brazilian soils. 3rd Hemispheric Conference on Medical Geology, Montevideo, Uruguay on October 12 to 16, 2009
  • Eaton, J.M., & Lawrence, D. (2009). Loss of carbon sequestration potential after several decades of shifting cultivation in the Southern Yucatan. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 949-958
  • Espirito-Santo, M.M., Sevilha, A.C., Anaya, F.C., Barbosa, R., Fernandes, G.W., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Scariot, A., de Noronha, S.E., & Sampaio, C.A. (2009). Sustainability of tropical dry forests: Two case studies in southeastern and central Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 922-930
  • Madeira, B.G., Espirito-Santo, M.M., D’Angelo Neto, S., Nunes, Y.R.F., Sanchez Azofeifa, G.A., Fernandes, G.W., & Quesada, M. (2009). Changes in tree and liana communities along a successional gradient in a tropical dry forest in south-eastern Brazil. Plant Ecology, Publication List 201, 291-304
  • Matschullat J, Höfle S, Schucknecht A, Geier P, Melo Jr G, de Mello JWV, da Silva J, Reimann C (2009) Geochemical Prospection – Scale Matters. Ext. abstract XII Brazilian Congress on Geochemistry, Ouro Preto, October 18-23, 2009
  • Matschullat J, Mello JWV, Melo Jr G, Höfle S, Silva J (2009) A questão da escala em prospecção geoquímica e o projeto BraSol Publication List 2010. Boletim Informativo da SBCS. Set-Dez 2009. p. 23-26.
  • Moreira, P.A., Fernandes, G.W., & Collevatti, R.G. (2009). Fragmentation and spatial genetic structure in Tablebuia ochracea (Bignoniaceae) a seasonally dry Neotropical tree. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 2690-2695 Download PDF »
  • Njofang C, Matschullat J, Amougou A, Tchouankoué JP, Heilmeier H (2009) Soil and plant composition in the Noun river catchment basin, Western Cameroon: a contribution to the development of a biogeochemical baseline. Environ Geol 56, 7: 1427-1436
  • Pfaff, A., Robalino, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Andam, K.S., & Ferraro, P.J. (2009). Park Location Affects Forest Protection: Land Characteristics Cause Differences in Park Impacts across Costa Rica. B E Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 9, 26
  • Powers, J.S., Becknell, J.M., Irving, J., & Perez-Aviles, D. (2009). Diversity and structure of regenerating tropical dry forests in Costa Rica: Geographic patterns and environmental drivers. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 959-970
  • Powers, J.S., Montgomery, R.A., Adair, E.C., Brearley, F.Q., DeWalt, S.J., Castanho, C.T., Chave, J., Deinert, E., Ganzhorn, J.U., Gilbert, M.E., Antonio Gonzalez-Iturbe, J., Bunyavejchewin, S., Grau, H.R., Harms, K.E., Hiremath, A., Iriarte-Vivar, S., Manzane, E., de Oliveira, A.A., Poorter, L., Ramanamanjato, J.-B., Salk, C., Varela, A., Weiblen, G.D., & Lerdau, M.T. (2009). Decomposition in tropical forests: a pan-tropical study of the effects of litter type, litter placement and mesofaunal exclusion across a precipitation gradient. Journal of Ecology, 97, 801-811
  • Quesada, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Alvarez-Anorve, M., Stoner, K.E., Avila-Cabadilla, L., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Castillo, A., Espirito-Santo, M.M., Fagundes, M., Fernandes, G.W., Gamon, J., Lopezaraiza-Mikel, M., Lawrence, D., Cerdeira Morellato, L.P., Powers, J.S., Neves, F.d.S., Rosas-Guerrero, V., Sayago, R., & Sanchez-Montoya, G. (2009). Succession and management of tropical dry forests in the Americas: Review and new perspectives. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 1014-1024
  • Quesada, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Alvarez-Anorve, M., Stoner, K.E., Avila-Cabadilla, L., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Castillo, A., Espirito-Santo, M.M., Fagundes, M., Fernandes, G.W., Gamon, J., Lopezaraiza-Mikel, M., Lawrence, D., Morellato, L.P.C., Powers, J.S., Neves, F.D., Rosas-Guerrero, V., Sayago, R., & Sanchez-Montoya, G. (2009). Succession and management of tropical dry forests in the Americas: Review and new perspectives. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 1014-1024
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Castro, K., Wright, S., Gamon, J., Kalacska, M., Rivard, B., Schnitzer, S., & Feng, J. (2009). Differences in leaf traits, leaf internal structure, and spectral reflectance between two communities of lianas and trees: Implications for remote sensing in tropical environments. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2076-2088
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Castro, K., Wright, S.J., Gamon, J., Kalacska, M., Rivard, B., Schnitzer, S.A., & Feng, J.L. (2009). Differences in leaf traits, leaf internal structure, and spectral reflectance between two communities of lianas and trees: Implications for remote sensing in tropical environments. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2076-2088
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Castro-Esau, K.L., Kurz, W.A., & Joyce, A. (2009). Monitoring carbon stocks in the tropics and the remote sensing operational limitations: from local to regional projects. Ecological Applications, 19, 480-494
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Kalacska, M., do Espirito-Santo, M.M., Fernandes, G.W., & Schnitzer, S. (2009). Tropical dry forest succession and the contribution of lianas to wood area index (WAI). Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 941-948
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Kalacska, M., do Espirito-Santo, M.M., Fernandes, G.W., & Schnitzer, S. (2009). Tropical dry forest succession and the contribution of lianas to wood area index (WAI). Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 941-948
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Quesada, M., Cuevas-Reyes, P., Castillo, A., & Sanchez-Montoya, G. (2009). Land cover and conservation in the area of influence of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 907-912
  • Schmidt N, Geier P, Mannschatz T, Matschullat J (2009) The cerrado biome in central Brazil – natural ecology and threats to its diversity. Forum Geoökologie 20, 2: 44-50
  • Stoner, K.E., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2009). Ecology and regeneration of tropical dry forests in the Americas: Implications for management. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 903-906
Publication List 2008
  • Nassar, J., Rodriguez, J.P., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Garvin, T., Quesada, M. (2008) Manual of Methods: Human, Ecological and Biophysical Dimensions of Tropical Dry Forests Download PDF »
  • Andam, K.S., Ferraro, P.J., Pfaff, A., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Robalino, J.A. (2008). Measuring the effectiveness of protected area networks in reducing deforestation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 16089-16094
  • Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Bell, L.S. (2008). Effect of soil type on plant growth, leaf nutrient/chlorophyll concentration, and leaf reflectance of tropical tree and grass species. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests, 87-123
  • Guariguata, M.R., Cornelius, J.P., Locatelli, B., Forner, C., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2008). Mitigation needs adaptation: tropical forestry and climate change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 13, 793-808
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Rivard, B., Calvo-Alvarado, J., & Quesada, M. (2008). Baseline assessment for environmental services payments from satellite imagery: A case study from Costa Rica and Mexico. Journal of Environmental Management, 348-359
  • Rivard, B., Feng, J., Gallie, A., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, A. (2008). Continuous wavelets for the improved use of spectral libraries and hyperspectral data.Remote Sensing of Environment, 2850-2862
  • Rivard, B., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Foley, S., & Calvo-Alvarado, J.C. (2008). Species classification of tropical tree leaf reflectance and dependence on selection of spectral bands. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forests, 141-159
  • Silva, C.A., Oliva, M.A., Vieira, M.F., & Fernandes, G.W. (2008). Trioecy in Coccoloba cereifera Schwacke (Polygonaceae), a Narrow Endemic and Threatened Tropical Species. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 51, 1003-1010
  • Vieira, D.L.M., de Lima, V.V., Cassio Sevilha, A., & Scariot, A. (2008). Consequences of dry-season seed dispersal on seedling establishment of dry forest trees: Should we store seeds until the rains? Forest Ecology and Management, 256 Download PDF »
  • Vieira, M.D.L., & Scariot, A. (2008). Environmental variables and tree population structures in deciduous forests of Central Brazil with different levels of logging. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 51 Download PDF »
Publication List 2007
  • Arias, D., Calvo-Alvarado, J., & Dohrenbusch, A. (2007). Calibration of LAI-2000 to estimate leaf area index (LAI) and assessment of its relationship with stand productivity in six native and introduced tree species in Costa Rica. Forest Ecology and Management, 247, 185-193
  • Espirito-Santo, M.M., & Fernandes, G.W. (2007). How many species of gall-inducing insects are there on earth, and where are they? Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 100, 95-99
  • Espirito-Santo, M.M., Neves, F.d.S., Andrade-Neto, F.R., & Wilson Fernandes, G. (2007). Plant architecture and meristem dynamics as the mechanisms determining the diversity of gall-inducing insects. Oecologia, 153, 353-364
  • Kalacska, M., Bohman, S., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Castro-Esau, K., & Caelli, T. (2007a). Hyperspectral discrimination of tropical dry forest lianas and trees: Comparative data reduction approaches at the leaf and canopy levels. Remote Sensing of Environment, 109, 406-415
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Rivard, B., Caelli, T., White, H., & Calvo-Alvarado, J. (2007b). Ecological fingerprinting of ecosystem succession: Estimating secondary tropical dry forest structure and diversity using imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 82-96
  • Njofang C, Matschullat J, Tchouankoué JP, Amougou A (2007) Contribution to the geochemistry of trace elements in the sediments of the Noun river and tributaries, Western Cameroon. Pakistan J Biol Sci 10, 18: 3048-3056. ISSN 1028-8880
  • Pfaff, A., Kerr, S., Lipper, L., Cavatassi, R., Davis, B., Hendy, J., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2007). Will buying tropical forest carbon benefit the poor? Evidence from Costa Rica. Land Use Policy, 24, 600-610
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Pfaff, A., Robalino, J.A., & Boomhower, J.P. (2007). Costa Rica’s payment for environmental services program: Intention, implementation, and impact. Conservation Biology, 21, 1165-1173
  • Sayer, E.J., Powers, J.S., & Tanner, E.V.J. (2007). Increased Litterfall in Tropical Forests Boosts the Transfer of Soil CO(2) to the Atmosphere. Plos One, 2
  • Wright, S.J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Portillo-Quintero, C., & Davies, D. (2007). Poverty and corruption compromise tropical forest reserves. Ecological Applications, 17, 1259-1266
Publication List 2006
  • Castro-Esau, K., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., & Rivard, B. (2006). Comparison of spectral indices obtained using multiple spectroradiometers. Remote Sensing of Environment, 276-288
  • Castro-Esau, K.L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Rivard, B. (2006). Comparison of spectral indices obtained using multiple spectroradiometers. Remote Sensing of Environment, 103, 276-288
  • Castro-Esau, K.L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Rivard, B., Wright, S.J., & Quesada, M. (2006). Variability in leaf optical properties of Mesoamerican trees and the potential for species classification. American Journal of Botany, 93, 517-530
  • Foley, S., Rivard, B., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., & Calvo, J. (2006). Foliar spectral properties following leaf clipping and implications for handling techniques.Remote Sensing of Environment, 265-275
  • Morisette, J.T., Baret, F., Privette, J.L., Myneni, R.B., Nickeson, J.E., Garrigues, S., Shabanov, N.V., Weiss, M., Fernandes, R.A., Leblanc, S.G., Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Chubey, M., Rivard, B., Stenberg, P., Rautiainen, M., Voipio, P., Manninen, T., Pilant, A.N., Lewis, T.E., Iiames, J.S., Colombo, R., Meroni, M., Busetto, L., Cohen, W.B., Turner, D.P., Warner, E.D., Petersen, G.W., Seufert, G., & Cook, R. (2006). Validation of global moderate-resolution LAI products: A framework proposed within the CEOS Land Product Validation subgroup. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44, 1804-1817
  • Njofang C, Matschullat J, Tchouankoué J (2006) Trace elements in soils and plants of the Noun valley, wester Cameroun: a contribution to the development of a baseline biogeochemical database. Geophys Res Abstracts 8: 07670 (SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU06-A-07670; Poster presentation, EGU 2006, Wien April 2—7, 2006
  • Powers, J.S. (2006). Spatial variation of soil organic carbon concentrations and stable isotopic composition in 1-ha plots of forest and pasture in Costa Rica: implications for the natural abundance technique. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 42, 580-584
Publication List 2005
  • Arroyo-Mora, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Kalacska, M., Rivard, B., Calvo-Alvarado, J., & Janzen, D. (2005). Secondary forest detection in a neotropical dry forest landscape using Landsat 7 ETM+ and IKONOS imagery. Biotropica, 497-507
  • Arroyo-Mora, J.P., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Rivard, B., Calvo, J.C., & Janzen, D.H. (2005). Dynamics in landscape structure and composition for the Chorotega region, Costa Rica from 1960 to 2000. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 106, 27-39
  • Fajardo, L., Gonzalez, V., Nassar, J.M., Lacabana, P., Portillo, C.A., Carrasquel, F., & Rodriguez, J.P. (2005). Tropical dry forests of Venezuela: Characterization and current conservation status. Biotropica, 37
  • Gamon, J.A., Kitajima, K., Mulkey, S.S., Serrano, L., & Wright, S.J. (2005). Diverse optical and photosynthetic properties in a neotropical dry forest during the dry season: Implications for remote estimation of photosynthesis. Biotropica, 37, 547-560
  • Kalacska, M., Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2005). Calibration and assessment of seasonal changes in leaf area index of a tropical dry forest in different stages of succession. Tree Physiology, 25, 733-744
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Caelli, T., Rivard, B., & Boerlage, B. (2005). Estimating leaf area index from satellite imagery using Bayesian networks.IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1866-1873
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Rivard, B., & Quesada, M. (2005). Effects of season and successional stage on leaf area index and spectral vegetation indices in three mesoamerican tropical dry forests. Biotropica, 486-496
  • Kalacska, M.E.R., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., Rivard, B., & Quesada, M. (2005). Effects of season and successional stage on leaf area index and spectral vegetation indices in three mesoamerican tropical dry forests. Biotropica, 37, 486-496
  • Lawrence, D. (2005). Regional-scale variation in litter production and seasonality in tropical dry forests of southern Mexico. Biotropica, 37, 561-570
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Castro-Esau, K. (2006). Canopy observations on the hyperspectral properties of a community of tropical dry forest lianas and their host trees. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27, 2101-2109
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Kalacska, M., Quesada, M., Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., Nassar, J.M., & Rodriguez, J.P. (2005). Need for integrated research for a sustainable future in tropical dry forests. Conservation Biology, 19
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Quesada, M., Rodriguez, J.P., Nassar, J.M., Stoner, K.E., Castillo, A., Garvin, T., Zent, E.L., Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., Kalacska, M.E.R., Fajardo, L., Gamon, J.A., & Cuevas-Reyes, P. (2005). Research priorities for neotropical dry forests. Biotropica, 37, 477-485
  • Stoner, K.E. (2005). Phyllostomid bat community structure and abundance in two contrasting tropical dry forests. Biotropica, 37
  • Van Laake, P.E., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2005). Mapping PAR using MODIS atmosphere products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 94, 554-563
Publication List 2004
  • Castro-Esau, K.L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Caelli, T. (2004). Discrimination of lianas and trees with leaf-level hyperspectral data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 90, 353-372
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Quesada, M., Rivard, B., & Janzen, D. (2004). Species composition, similarity and diversity in three successional stages of a seasonally dry tropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 227-247
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Rivard, B., & Calvo-Alvarado, J. (2004). Estimation of transition function parameters to evaluate the sensitivity of vegetation indices to leaf area index in a tropical moist forest. 2003 IEEE Workshop on Advances in Techniques For Analysis of Remotely Sensed Data, 173-174
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Rivard, B., Calvo-Alvarado, J., Journet, A., Arroyo-Mora, J., & Ortiz-ortiz, D. (2004). Leaf area index measurements in a tropical moist forest: A case study from Costa Rica. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134-152
  • Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Calvo-Alvarado, J.C., Quesada, M., Rivard, B., & Janzen, D.H. (2004). Species composition, similarity and diversity in three successional stages of a seasonally dry tropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 200, 227-247
  • Pfaff, A.S.P., & Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A. (2004). Deforestation pressure and biological reserve planning: a conceptual approach and an illustrative application for Costa Rica. Resource and Energy Economics, 26, 237-254
  • Quesada, M., & Stoner, K.E. (2004). Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica.
Publication List 2003
  • Sánchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Kalacska, M., Quesada, M., Stoner, K., and Lobo, J. (2003).Tropical Dry Climates. In: Phenology: An integrative Environmental Science. Schwartz, M.D. (Ed.). pp 121-137
  • Castro, K.L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., & Rivard, B. (2003). Monitoring secondary tropical forests using space-borne data: implications for Central America.International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G., Castro, K., Rivard, B., Kalascka, M., & Harriss, R. (2003a). Remote sensing research priorities in tropical dry forest environments.Biotropica, 134-142
  • Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Daily, G.C., Pfaff, A.S.P., & Busch, C. (2003b). Integrity and isolation of Costa Rica’s national parks and biological reserves: examining the dynamics of land-cover change. Biological Conservation, 109