Robert J Smith, PhD
ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow
Air Resource Management Program
USDA Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA


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Selected publications

Smith, R.J., S. Jovan, and B. McCune. 2020. Climatic niche limits and community-level vulnerability of obligate symbioses. Journal of Biogeography 47(2): 382-395. doi:10.1111/jbi.13719

Smith, R.J., and A.N. Gray. 2019. Combining potentially incompatible community datasets when harmonizing forest inventories in subarctic Alaska. Journal of Vegetation Science 30(1): 18–29. doi:10.1111/jvs.12694

Smith, R.J., P.R. Nelson, S. Jovan, P.J. Hanson, and B. McCune. 2018. Novel climates reverse carbon uptake of atmospherically-dependent epiphytes: climatic constraints on the iconic boreal forest lichen Evernia mesomorpha. American Journal of Botany 105: 266–274. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1022

Smith, R.J. 2017. Solutions for loss of information in high-beta-diversity community data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8(1): 68–74. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12652

Smith, R.J., S. Jovan and B. McCune. 2017. Lichen Communities as Climate Indicators in the U.S. Pacific States. PNW-GTR-952. USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Portland, OR. [link]

Smith, R.J., S.R. Abella, and L.R. Stark. 2014. Post-fire recovery of desert mosses: effects of fires and soil-banks. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 447–456. doi:10.1111/jvs.12094


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