In preparation or being revised:


Parr, R., Oldfield, C.A., Wen, F, and Peterson, C.J. Tree stability of two common eastern US trees, Quercus alba and Liquidambar styraciflua. For the Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

Published or in press:

Oldfield, C. A., & Peterson, C. J. 2019. Woody Species Composition, Diversity, and Recovery Six Years after Wind Disturbance and Salvage Logging of a Southern Appalachian Forest. Forests10(2): 129.

Cannon, J. B., Henderson, S. K., Bailey, M. H., & Peterson, C. J. 2019. Interactions between wind and fire disturbance in forests: Competing amplifying and buffering effects. Forest ecology and management436: 117-128.

Peterson, C. J. 2019. Damage Diversity as a Metric of Structural Complexity after Forest Wind Disturbance. Forests10(2): 85.

Peterson, C. J., Ribeiro, G. H. P. D. M., Negrón-Juárez, R., Marra, D. M., Chambers, J. Q., Higuchi, N., Adriano, L., and Cannon, J. B. 2019. Critical wind speeds suggest wind could be an important disturbance agent in Amazonian forests. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, cpz025.

Godfrey, C.M. and C.J. Peterson. 2017. Estimating enhanced Fujita scale levels based on forest damage severity. Weather and Forecasting, 32: 243-252.

Zahawi, R.A., F. Oviedo-Brenes, and C.J. Peterson. 2017. A degradation debt? Large-scale shifts in community composition and loss of biomass in a tropical forest fragment after 40 years of isolation. PloS one, 12(8): e0183133.

Ribeiro, G.H.P.M., J.Q. Chambers, C.J. Peterson, S.E. Trumbore, D.M. Marra, C. Wirth, ... and J. Santos. 2016. Mechanical vulnerability and resistance to snapping and uprooting for Central Amazon tree species. Forest Ecology and Management, 380: 1-10.

Peterson, C.J., J.B. Cannon and C.M. Godfrey. 2016. First steps toward defining the wind disturbance regime in central hardwoods forests. In Natural disturbances and historic range of variation (pp. 89-122). Springer, Cham.

Cannon, J.B., J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, C.M. Godfrey and C.J. Peterson. 2016. Landscape-scale characteristics of forest tornado damage in mountainous terrain. Landscape ecology, 31: 2097-2114.

Nagendra, U. J. and C.J. Peterson. 2016. Plant-soil feedbacks differ in intact and tornado-damaged areas of the southern Appalachian mountains, USA. Plant and soil, 402: 103-116.

Royo, A.A., C.J. Peterson, J.S. Stanovick and W.P. Carson, W. P. 2016. Evaluating the ecological impacts of salvage logging: can natural and anthropogenic disturbances promote coexistence? Ecology, 97: 1566-1582.

Cannon, J.B., M.E. Barrett and C.J. Peterson. 2015. The effect of species, size, failure mode, and fire-scarring on tree stability. Forest Ecology and Management, 356: 196-203.

Cannon, J.B., J.J. O’Brien, E.L. Loudermilk, M.B. Dickinson and C.J. Peterson. 2014. The influence of experimental wind disturbance on forest fuels and fire characteristics. Forest Ecology and Management, 330: 294-303.

Peterson, C.J., J.J. Dosch and W.P. Carson. 2014. Pasture succession in the Neotropics: extending the nucleation hypothesis into a matrix discontinuity hypothesis. Oecologia, 175: 1325-1335.

Waldron, K., J.-C. Ruel, S. Gauthier, L. DeGrandpre and C.J. Peterson. 2014. Effects of post-windthrow salvage logging on microsites, plant composition and regeneration.  Applied Vegetation Science, 17: 323-337. 

Peterson, C.J., L. Krueger, S. Stark, A.A. Royo, and W.P. Carson.  2013.  Disturbance size and severity covary in small and mid-size wind disturbances in Pennsylvania northern hardwoods forests.  Forest Ecology & Management, 302: 273-279.

Peterson, C.J., and V. Claassen. 2013.  An evaluation of the stability of Quercus lobata and Populus fremontii on river levees assessed using static winching tests.  Forestry, 86: 201-209.

Cowden, C.C., and C.J. Peterson. 2013. Annual and seasonal dynamics of ectomycorrhizal fungi colonizing white pine (Pinus strobus) seedlings following catastrophic windthrow in northern Georgia, USA.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43: 215-223.

Sugiyama, A., and C.J. Peterson. 2013. Inter-annual higher seed germination from smaller than medium-sized premontane wet forest fragments for an animal-dispersed tree species in Costa Rica. Plant Ecology, 214: 115-125.

Sugiyama, A., and C.J. Peterson. 2013.  Edge effects act differentially on multiple early regeneration stages of a shade-tolerant tree Tapirira mexicana.  Biotropica, 45: 37-44.

Hovick, S.M., C.J. Peterson, and W.P. Carson. 2012. Predicting invasiveness and range size in wetland plants using biological traits: a multivariate experimental approach.  Journal of Ecology, 100: 1373-1382.

Hovick, S.M., D.E. Bunker, C.J. Peterson, and W.P. Carson. 2011.  Purple loosestrife suppresses colonization far more than broad-leaved cattail: experimental evidence with plant community implications.  Journal of Ecology, 99(1): 225-234.

Krueger, L.M., C.J. Peterson, A.A. Royo, and W.P. Carson. 2009.  Evaluating relationships among tree growth rate, shade tolerance, and browse tolerance following disturbance in an eastern deciduous forest.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 39(12): 2460-2469.

Krueger, L.M., and C.J. Peterson. 2009.  Effects of woody debris and ferns on herb-layer vegetation and deer herbivory in a Pennsylvania forest blowdown.  Ecoscience 16(4):461-469.

Cowden, C.C., and C.J. Peterson. 2009. A multi-mutualist simulation: Applying biological market models to diverse mycorrhizal communities.  Ecological Modelling 220: 1522-1533.

de Chantal, M., S. Lilja, C.J. Peterson, T. Kuuluvainen, I. Vanha-Majamaa, and P. Puttonen.  2009. Tree regeneration before and after restoration treatments in managed boreal Picea abies stands.  Applied Vegetation Science 12 (2): 131-143. 

Peterson, C.J. and W.P. Carson.  2008. Processes constraining woody species succession on abandoned pastures in the tropics: on the relevance of temperate models of succession.  pp. 367-383 in Tropical Forest Community Ecology, eds W.P. Carson & S. Schnitzer. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Peterson, C.J., and A.D. Leach. 2008. Limited salvage logging effects on forest regeneration after moderate-severity windthrow. Ecological Applications 18 (2): 407-420. 

Peterson, C.J., and A.D. Leach. 2008. Salvage logging after windthrow alters microsite abundance and environment, but not vegetation. Forestry 81 (3): 361-376.

Lilja-Rothsten, S., M. de Chantal, C. Peterson, T. Kuuluvainen, I. Vanha-Majamaa, and P. Puttonen. 2008. Microsites before and after restoration in managed Picea abies stands in southern Finland: effects of fires and partial cutting with dead wood creation.  Silva Fennica 42 (2): 165-176.

Peterson, C.J.  2007.  Consistent influence of tree diameter and species on damage in nine Eastern North America tornado blowdowns.  Forest Ecology and Management 250: 96-108.

Dosch, J.J., C.J. Peterson, and B.L. Haines. 2007. Seed rain during initial colonization of replicate abandoned pastures in the premontane wet forest zone of southern Costa Rica.  Journal of Tropical Ecology, 23:1-9.

Krueger, L., and C.J. Peterson. 2006.  Effects of white-tailed deer on Tsuga canadensis regeneration: evidence of microsites as refugia from browsing.  American Midland Naturalist, 156: 353-362.

Jones, F.A., J.A. Hamrick, C.J. Peterson, and E.R. Squiers. 2006.  Inferring colonization history from analyses of spatial genetic structure within populations of Pinus strobus and Quercus rubra Molecular Ecology, 15: 851-861.

Peterson, C. J.  2004. Within-stand variation in windthrow in southern-boreal forests of Minnesota: is it predictable?  Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34: 365-375. 

Jones, F. A., C. J. Peterson, and B. L. Haines. 2003.  Seed predation in neotropical pre-montane pastures: site, distance, and species effects.  Biotropica, 35: 219-225.

Franks, S. J., and C. J. Peterson. 2003. Burial disturbance leads to facilitation among coastal dune plants.  Plant Ecology, 168: 13-21.

Dale, V. H., L. A. Joyce, S. McNulty, R. P. Neilson, M. P. Ayres, M. D. Flannigan, P. J. Hanson, L. C. Irland, A. E. Lugo, C. J. Peterson, D. Simberloff, F. J. Swanson, B. J. Stocks, and B. M. Wotton. 2001.  Climate change and forest disturbances. BioScience, 51: 723-734.

Peterson, C. J., and S. T. A. Pickett. 2000.  Patch type influences on components of forest regeneration in a western Pennsylvania (USA) catastrophic windthrow.  Oikos, 90: 489-500.

Peterson, C. J.  2000.  Damage and recovery from two different tornadoes in the same old growth forest: a comparison of infrequent events.  Forest Ecology & Management, 135: 237-252.

Peterson, C. J. 2000.  Catastrophic wind damage to North American forests and the potential impact of climate change.  Science of the Total Environment, 262: 287-312. 

Peterson, C. J., and B. L. Haines. 2000.  Potential facilitation of tree seedling colonization by rotting logs in southern Costa Rican pastures.  Restoration Ecology, 8: 361-369.

Jin, V. L., L. T. West, B. L. Haines, and C. J. Peterson.  2000.  P retention in tropical pre-montane soils across forest-pasture interfaces. Soil Science, 165: 881-889.

Haines, B., and C. Peterson.  1999.  Mountain sustainable development from an ecologist’s perspective, the case of the Proyecto Charral, Costa Rica.  pp. 227-232 in F. O. Sarmiento and J. Hidalgo, editors.  III Simposio Internacional de Desarollo Sustentable de Montanas Andinas, AMA.  Corporacion Editora Nacional, Quito.

Turner, M. G., W. L. Baker, C. J. Peterson, and R. K. Peet.  1998.  Factors influencing succession: lessons form large, infrequent natural disturbances.  Ecosystems, 1: 511-523.

Haines, B., and C. J. Peterson.  1998.  El desarrollo sustentable in montanas desde la Perspective de un ecologico: el case del “Proyecto Charral” en Costa Rica. Geografia Aplicada y Desarrollo 18(37): 33-42.

Long, Z.A., W.P. Carson, & C.J. Peterson.  1998.  Can disturbances create refugia from herbivores: an example with hemlock regeneration on treefall mounds.  Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 125: 165-168.

Peterson, C.J. & A.J. Rebertus.  1997.  Tornado damage and initial recovery in three adjacent, lowland temperate forests in Missouri. Journal of Vegetation Science, 8: 559-564. 

Peterson, C.J. & W.P. Carson.  1996.  Generalizing forest regeneration models: The dependence of propagule availability on disturbance history and stand size. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 26: 45-52.

Peterson, C.J. and S.T.A. Pickett.  1995.  Forest reorganization: a case study in an old-growth forest catastrophic blowdown. Ecology, 76: 763-774.

Peterson, C.J. and E.R. Squiers.  1995a. Competition and succession in an aspen-white pine forest.  Journal of Ecology, 83: 642-650.

Peterson, C.J. and E.R. Squiers.  1995b.  An unexpected change in spatial pattern during 10 years of mortality in an aspen-white pine forest.  Journal of Ecology, 83: 847-855.


Papers presented (last 10 years):


Peterson, C.P., and C.M. Godfrey. 2014.  Side-by-side tree and house damage in the May 2013 Moore, OK EF-5 tornado: Lessons for the Enhanced Fujita scale. Preprints, Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., accepted.

Godfrey, C.M., and C.J. Peterson. 2014. Estimating Enhanced Fujita Scale levels based on Forest damage severity.  Preprints, Special Symposium on Severe Local Storms, Atlanta, GA, Amer. Meteor. Soc., accepted.

Peterson, C.J., J.B. Cannon, and J. Heppinstall-Cymerman. 2013. Carbon transferred from living to decomposing in the late April 2011 tornado outbreak.  American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Nagendra, U.J., and C.J. Peterson. 2013. Not so hot: rapid recovery of soil temperature and respiration following tornado disturbance, regardless of disturbance severity. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

Barrett, M.E., J.B. Cannon, L.J. Snyder, and C.J. Peterson. 2013.  Experimentally evaluating tree stability on the central Georgia Piedmont.  10th Annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Orlando, FL.

Kim, S.I., C.J. Peterson, and L.J. Snyder. 2013. Structural complexity peaks at intermediate severity in a recent tornado blowdown of a north Georgia forest.  10th Annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Cannon, J.B., L.J. Snyder, C.J. Peterson, and J. Heppinstall-Cymerman. 2013. Landscape-scale patterns of forest tornado damage.  10th Annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Nagendra, U.J., and C.J. Peterson. 2013. Shifts in plant-soil feedbacks after severe wind disturbance for two southern Appalachian tree species. 10th Annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Peterson, C. J., J. A. Cannon, and L. J. Snyder. 2013.  Estimated biomass and carbon committed to decomposition in a north Georgia 2011 tornado swath. North American Carbon Program, Albuquerque, NM.

Kim, S., A. Stenescu, and C.J. Peterson. 2013.  Variation in fine root biomass after catastrophic wind disturbance, and a framework for understanding disturbance impacts on carbon cycling. North American Carbon Program, Albuquerque, NM. 

Snyder, L.J., and C.J. Peterson. 2012. Assessing disturbance severities: wind and cumulative disturbance data from Eastern Deciduous forests.  Abstracts of the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR. 

Nagendra, U.J. and C.J. Peterson. 2012. Potential alterations to plant-soil feedbacks following wind disturbance. Abstracts of the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Peterson, C. J., L. J. Snyder, and J. A. Cannon. 2012. Estimated biomass and carbon committed to decomposition in a north Georgia 2011 tornado swath.  Abstracts of the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Barrett, M.E., J. C. Cannon, S. Khan, and C.J. Peterson. 2012.  Windfirmness of loblolly pine trees, tested by static winching.  Abstracts of the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Cannon, J.B, L. J. Snyder, J. Hepinstall, and C. J. Peterson. 2012. Patterns of forest tornado damage in rugged terrain.  Abstracts of the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Godfrey, C. M., and C. J. Peterson. 2012. Reconstruction of near-surface tornado wind fields from forest damage patterns in complex terrain. Preprints, 26th Conference on Severe Local Storms, Nashville, TN, Amer. Meteor. Soc.  

Sobhani, V.M., C.J. Peterson, T. Sprague, and M. Barrett.  2012.  Treefall pits and mounds differ in size as a function of species. 9th Annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, Clemson, SC. 

Peterson, C.J., and C.M. Godfrey. 2012.  Reconstruction of the near-surface wind field in two April 2011 tornadoes using forest damage patterns in complex terrain.  92nd American Meteorological Society meeting, New Orleans, January 25, 2012.

Boukili, V.K.S., R.L. Chazdon, and C.J. Peterson. 2011. Functional trait characterization of tropical premontane old-field succession.  Abstracts of the 96th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX. 

Peterson, C.J. 2011.  Tree wind resistance on levees: winching experiments with two California species.  Abstracts of the 6th international conference Wind & Trees, Athens, GA. 

Prevost, L.B., and C.J. Peterson. 2011.  Island biogeography theory as a predictor of species diversity in tropical premontane forest fragments.  Abstracts of the 96th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX. 

Snyder, L.J., and C.J. Peterson. 2011. Assessing disturbance severities: wind disturbance and cumulative disturbance data from deciduous forests.  Abstracts of the 6th international conference Wind & Trees, Athens, GA. 

Sugiyama, A., and C.J. Peterson. 2011. Spatiotemporal dynamics of tree species in tropical premontane wet forests. 58th Ecological Society of Japan Annual Meeting, Otsu, Japan. 

Sugiyama, A., and C.J. Peterson. 2011. Forest fragmentation impacts on multiple early regeneration components of a tropical non-pioneer tree species Tapirira Mexicana (Anacardiaceae).  Abstracts of the 96th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Hovick, S.M., C.J. Peterson, and W.P. Carson. 2010.  Biocontrol targeting purple loosestrife is successful only in low-nutrient sites.  Abstracts of the 95th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

Prevost, L.B., and C.J. Peterson. 2010. Island biogeography theory as a predictor of species diversity in tropical premontane forest fragments.  Sigma Xi Annual Research Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Krueger, L.M., C.J. Peterson, A.A. Royo, and W.P. Carson. 2008.  Evaluating relationships among tree relative growth rate, shade-tolerance, and browse-tolerance following disturbance in an eastern deciduous forest.  Abstracts of the 93rd annual meeting of the Ecological Society ofAmerica, Milwaukee, WI.

Hovick, S.M., and C.J. Peterson. 2008. Quantifying and predicting invasiveness using plant traits: a multivariate approach with wetland species.  Abstracts of the 93rd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.

Hovick, S.M., D.E. Bunker, C.J. Peterson and W.P. Carson. 2007. Fortuitous invasions into experimental wetland mesocosms: The effects of nitrogen enrichment and canopy-species composition. Abstracts of the 92nd annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA.

Peterson, C.J. and A.D. Leach. 2007. Salvaging changes microsite abundances after deciduous forest windthrow.  5th IUFRO Conference, "Wind and Trees", Vancouver, British Columbia.