Jeffrey A. Hicke

Department of Geography
307C McClure Hall
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3021
jhicke [at]

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My broad interests are to understand the effects of global environmental change on ecosystems and plant and animal species. Humans impact the world around them through modifications of the composition of the atmosphere, changing land cover and land use, pollution of air and water, and invasive species. I study the response of plants and animals to these changes, with an emphasis on climate change impacts and influences on the carbon cycle. I am also interested in patterns, controlling factors, and effects of forest disturbance, particularly insect outbreaks and wildfire. My research incorporates a range of spatial scales, from plot to global, and temporal scales, from daily to century. I utilize a combination of tools including remote sensing, modeling (ecosystem and insect population), and field measurements to investigate these questions.


Teaching (note: later classes have been put on UI BbLearn to better serve students; contact me if you want course materials)


Representative Publications (see CV for full list)

Xu, B., J. A. Hicke, and J. T. Abatzoglou, Drought and moisture availability and recent western spruce budworm outbreaks in the western United States, Forests, 10, 354, 2019.

Janousek, W. M., J. A. Hicke, A. J. H. Meddens, and V. J. Dreitz, The effects of mountain pine beetle outbreaks on avian communities in lodgepole pine forests across the greater Rocky Mountain region, Forest Ecology and Management, 444, 374-381, 2019.

Morris, J. L, S. Cottrell, C. J. Fettig, W. D. Hansen, R. L. Sherriff, V. A. Carter, J. Clear, J. Clement, R. J. DeRose, J. A. Hicke, P. E. Higuera, K. M. Mattor, A. W. R. Seddon, H. Sepp, J. D. Stednick, and S. J. Seybold, Bark beetles as catalysts of change in social-ecological systems, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16, S34-S43, 2018.

Hicke, J. A., J. T. Abatzoglou, S. Daley-Laursen, J. Esler, and L. E. Parker, Using scientific conferences to engage the public on climate change, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 225-230, 2017.

Buotte, P. C., J. A. Hicke, H. K. Preisler, J. T. Abatzoglou, K. F. Raffa, and J. A. Logan, Climate influences on whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Ecological Applications, 26, 2505-2522, 2016.

Kolb, T. E., C. J. Fettig, B. J. Bentz, J. E. Stewart, A. S. Weed, J. A. Hicke, and M. P. Ayres, Observed and anticipated impacts of drought on forest insects and diseases in the United States, Forest Ecology and Management, 380, 321-334, 2016.

Olsoy, P. J., K. A. Zeller, J. A. Hicke, H. B. Quigley, A. R. Rabinowitz, and D. H. Thornton, Quantifying the effects of deforestation and fragmentation on a range-wide conservation plan for jaguars, Biological Conservation, 203, 8-16, 2016.

Buotte, P., D. L Peterson, K. S. McKelvey, and J. A. Hicke, Capturing subregional variability in regional-scale climate change vulnerability assessments of natural resources, Journal of Environmental Management, 169, 313-318, 2016.

Anderegg, W. R. L., J. A. Hicke, R. A. Fisher, C. D. Allen, J. Aukema, B. Bentz, S. Hood, J. W. Lichstein, A. K. Macalady, N. McDowell, Y. Pan, K. Raffa, A. Sala, J. D. Shaw, N. L. Stephenson, C. Tague, and M. Zeppel, Tree mortality from drought, insects, and their interactions in a changing climate, New Phytologist, 208, 674-683, 2015.

Halmy, M. W. A., P. E. Gessler, J. A. Hicke, and B. B. Salem, Land use/land cover change detection and prediction in the north-western coastal desert of Egypt using Markov-CA, Applied Geography, 63, 101-112, 2015.

Meddens, A. J. H., J. A. Hicke, A. K. Macalady, P. C. Buotte, T. R. Cowles, and C. D. Allen, Patterns and causes of observed piņon pine mortality in the southwestern United States, Tansley Insight in New Phytologist, 206, 91-97, 2015.

Meddens, A. J. H. and J. A. Hicke, Spatial and temporal patterns of Landsat-based detection of tree mortality caused by a mountain pine beetle outbreak in Colorado, USA, Forest Ecology and Management, 322, 78-88, 2014.

Creeden, E. P., J. A. Hicke, and P. C. Buotte, Climate, weather, and recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the western United States, Forest Ecology and Management, 312, 239-251, 2014.

Hicke, J. A., A. J. H. Meddens, C. D. Allen, and C. A. Kolden, Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in the western United States, Environmental Research Letters, 8, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/035032, 2013.

Stamper, T. J., J. A. Hicke, M. Jennings, and J. Aycrigg, Spatial and temporal patterns of changes in protected areas across the southwestern United States, Biodiversity and Conservation, 22, 343-356, 2013.

Meddens, A. J. H., J. A. Hicke, and C. Ferguson, Spatiotemporal patterns of observed bark beetle-caused tree mortality in British Columbia and the western United States, Ecological Applications, 22, 1876-1891, 2012.

Hicke, J. A., M. C. Johnson, J. L. Hayes, and H. K. Preisler, Effects of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on wildfire, Forest Ecology and Management, 271, 81-90, 2012.

Hicke, J. A., C. D. Allen, A. Desai, M. Dietze, R. J. Hall, E. T. Hogg, D. Kashian, D. Moore, K. Raffa, R. Sturrock, and J. Vogelmann, Effects of biotic disturbances on forest carbon cycling in the United States and Canada, Global Change Biology, 18, 7-34, 2012.

Pfeifer, E. M., J. A. Hicke, and A. J. H. Meddens, Observations and modeling of aboveground tree carbon stocks and fluxes following a bark beetle outbreak in the western United States, Global Change Biology, 7, 339-350, 2011.

Hicke, J. A., J. Slusser, K. Lantz, and F. G. Pascual, Trends and interannual variability in surface UV-B radiation over 8 to 11 years observed across the United States, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D21302, doi:10.1029/2008JD009826, 2008.

Hicke, J. A., J. C. Jenkins, D. S. Ojima, and M. Ducey, Spatial patterns of forest characteristics in the western United States derived from inventories, Ecological Applications, 17, 2387-2402, 2007.

Hicke, J. A., NCEP and GISS solar radiation data sets available for ecosystem modeling: Description, differences, and impacts on net primary production, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB2006, doi:10.1029/2004GB002391, 2005.

Hicke, J. A., and D. B. Lobell, Spatiotemporal patterns of cropland area and net primary production in the central United States estimated from USDA agricultural information, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L20502, doi:10.1029/2004GL020927, 2004.

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, E. S. Kasischke, N. H. F. French, J. T. Randerson, B. J. Stocks, C. J. Tucker, S. O. Los, and C. B. Field, Postfire response of North American net primary productivity analyzed with satellite observations, Global Change Biology, 9, 1145-1157, 2003.

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, J. T. Randerson, S. Los, R. Birdsey, J. C. Jenkins, C. Tucker, C. Field, Trends in North American net primary productivity derived from satellite observations, 1982-1998, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16, 10.1029/2001GB001550, 2002a.

Hicke, J., and A. Tuck, Polar stratospheric cloud impacts on Antarctic stratospheric heating rates, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 127, 1645-1658, 2001.

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