Publications & Presentations

Publications

16) Higuera, P.E., Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. 2014. Fire regime complacency and sensitivity to centennial- through millennial- scale climate variability in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests, Colorado, USA. Journal of Ecology. 102: 1429-1441.

 15) Dunnette, P.V., Higuera, P.E., McLauchlan, K.K., Derr, K.M., Briles, C.E., and Keefe, M.H., 2014. Biogeochemical  impacts of wildfires over four millennia in a Rocky Mountain subalpine watershed. New Phytologist. 203: 900-912.

 14) Morey, A.E., C. Goldfinger, C.E. Briles, D. Gavin, D. Colombaroli, and J.E. Kusler. 2013. Are great Cascadia earthquakes recorded in the sedimentary records from small forearc lakes? Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 13, 2441-2463.

13) Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Long, C., Gavin, D.G., Anderson, R.S., Briles, C., Brown, K.J., Colombaroli, D., Hallett, D.J., Power, M.J., Scharf, E.A., Walsh, M.K. A long-term perspective on wildfires in the western U.S. 2012. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Download PDF - Download Data: Fig 1Fig 2Fig 3All data including Supp zipped).

12) Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Meltzer, D. 2012. Late glacial-interglacial environments in the southern Rocky Mountains, USA and implications for Younger Dryas-age human occupation.  Quaternary Research.  77: 96-103.

11) Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Skinner, C. 2011. Holocene forest  development and maintenance on different substrates in the Klamath Mountains, northern California. Ecology 92(3), 590-601. 

10) Whitlock, C., Briles, C.E., Fernandez, M.C., Gage, J . 2011. Holocene vegetation, fire and climate history of the Sawtooth Range, Central  Idaho, USA. Quaternary Research 75, 114-124. 

9) Whitlock, C., Higuera, P.E., McWethy, D., Briles, C.E. 2010. Paleoecological perspective on fire ecology: revisiting the fire-regime concept. The Open Ecology Journal. http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/b_viewarticIe.php

8) Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Walsh, M.K., Harrison, S.P., Brown, K.J., Edwards, M.E., Higuera, P.E., Power, M.J., Anderson, R.S., Briles, C.E., Brunelle, A., Carcaillet, C., Daniels, M., Hu, F.S., Lavoie, M., Long, C., Minckley, T., Richard, P.J.H., Shafer, D.S., Tinner, W., Umbanhower, C.H., Whitlock, C. 2009. Wildfire response to abrupt climate change in North America. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences. www.pnas.org_cgi_doi_10.1073.pnas0808212106.

7) Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C, Bartlein, P.J and Higuera, P.E. 2008. Regional and local controls on postglacial vegetation and fire in the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California and southern Oregon. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 265:  159-169.

6) Briles, C.E. March 2008. Holocene Vegetation and Fire History of the Floristically Diverse Klamath Mountains,Northern California, USA.  Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene. [email christybriles@gmail.com for dissertation]

5) Whitlock, C., Marlon, J., Briles, C.E., Brunelle, A., Long, C. and Bartlein, P.J. 2008. Long-term relations between fire, fuel, and climate in the northwestern U.S. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17: 72-83. [email whitlock@montana.edu for article]

4) Power, M.J., Marlon, J., Ortiz, N., Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., Mayle, F.E., Ballouche, A., Bradshaw, R., Carcaillet, C., Cordova, C., Mooney, S., Moreno, P., Prentice, I.C., Thonicke, K., Tinner, W., Whitlock, C., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y, Anderson, R.S., Beer, R., Behling, H., Briles, C., Brown, K.J., Brunelle A, Bush, M., Camill, P, Chu, G.Q., Clark, J., Colombaroli, D., Connor, S., Daniels, M.,, Daniau, A.-L., Dodson, J., Doughty, E., Edwards, M.E., Fisinger, W., Foster, D., Frechette J., Gaillard, M.-J., Gil-Romera, G., Gavin, D.G., Gobet, E., Haberle, S., Hallett, D.J., Higuera, P., Hope, G., Horn, S., Impagliazzo, S., Inoue, J., Kaltenrieder, P., Kennedy, L., Kong, Z.C., Larsen, C., Long, C.J., Lynch, J., Lynch, B., McGlone, M., Meeks, S., Mensing, S., Meyer, G., Minckley, T., Mohr, J, Nelson, D., New, J., Newnham, R., Noti, R., Oswald, W., Pierce, J., Richard, P.J.H., Rowe, C., Sanchez Goñi, M.F., Shuman, B.J., Takahara, H., Toney, J., Turney, C., Umbanhower, C., Vandergoes, M., Vanniere, B., Vescovi, E., Walsh, M., Wang, X., Williams, N., Wilmshurst, J., Zhang , J.H. 2008. Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics 30: 887-907. 

3) Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C., and Bartlein, P.J. 2005. Postglacial vegetation, fire and climate history of the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon, USA. Quaternary Research 64: 44-56.

2) Briles, C.E. 2003. Postglacial vegetation and fire history near Bolan Lake in the northern Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon. M.S. thesis, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene. 

1) Briles, C.E. 2001. A Snapshot from the Past – An Environmental History of the Pacific Northwest Forests. The Ecotone: The Journal of Environmental Studies, The University of Oregon. pp. 4-5. 

Presentations


White, A., Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. 2014. Vegetation response to Holocene variations in climate and fire activity in southwestern Oregon. American Geophysical Union. December 2014. (poster).

 

Briles, C.E. and Bryant, V.B. Geographic variation of modern pollen in soils and the relationship to vegetation in sagebrush-steppe communities of the western US. Association of American Geographers Conference. April 2014. (poster).

Higuera, P. E., C. L. Whitlock, C. Briles, and P. Dunnette. 2012. Decadal- to millennial-scale interactions among climate, fire, and ecosystem processes in subalpine forests of the US Rocky Mountains. Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (poster).

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C.L., Skinner, C.N., and Mohr, J.A., 2011. Substrate and climate influences on Holocene forest development. Pacific Climate Workshop. (invited talk).


Whitlock., C.L., Briles, C.E., Meltzer, D.J., 2010. Abrupt climate change and paleoindian environments in Western Colorado from 17-6ka yr BP. American Geophysical Union Annual Conference. (poster)

Briles, C.E., and Bryant, V. 2010 Characteristics of modern pollen rain and the relationship to vegetation in sagebrush and steppe environments of the western USA. American Geophysical Union Annual Conference. (poster). 

Briles, C.E. and Bryant, V. 2010. Forensic Palynology: why it works. Forensic Workshop,   Department of Anthropology, Texas State University, San Marcos. May 2010.

Briles, C.E. 2010. Ecosystem responses to past climate change: forest management, forensics and the future. Monash University, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Melbroune Australia. May 2010. 

Briles, C.E. and Bryant, V. 2010. Forensic Palynology: using Geography to solve crimes. Association of American Geographers Annual Conference. March 2010. Washington DC.

Briles, C.E. 2009. Ecosystem Response to Past Climate Change (talk 1). The Importance of Pollen Data for Climate Change Research (talk 2) (invited talks).  Texas A&M University.  April 2009.

Briles, CE. 2008. Environmental factors influencing long-term fire and vegetation history in the Klamath Mountains, northern California [abstract].  Proceedings of the 2008 Pacific Coast Fire Conference:  Changing Fire Regimes, Goals and Ecosystems (talk).  December 1-4, 2008.  

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein, P.J. 2007. Postglacial vegetation and fire dynamics on different substrates in the Klamath Mountains, northern California [abstract]. Proceedings of the 2007 Spring Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (talk). April 17-21, 2007.

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein, P.J. 2006. Vegetation and fire dynamics in different geological setting, eastern Klamath Mountains, northwestern CA [abstract]. Proceeding of the 2006 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (poster). December 11-20, 2006.

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein, P.J. 2006. Vegetation and fire response to climate change over the last 15,000 years from sites in different geological settings, Klamath Mountains, northwestern, CA [abstract]. Proceedings of the 19th biennial meeting of the American Quaternary Association, Bozeman MT. (poster), August 17-20, 2006.

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein, P.J.. March 2006. A comparison of vegetation and fire histories from two sites in the Klamath Mountains, Northwestern California. 22th Pacific Climate Workshop, Pacific Grove, California. (poster).

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein P.J. May 2005. Reconstructing a Holocene fire history from a mixed-conifer forest in southwestern Oregon. Fire/Climate Workshop in Flagstaff, AZ. (poster)

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein P.J. March 2005. Vegetation and fire history from the Siskiyou Mountains, southwestern, OR. MTNCLIM05 in the Paradise Valley, MT. (poster)

Briles, C.E. February 2005. Postglacial forest development and fire history from the diverse Klamath Mountains. Department of Earth Science Seminar Series, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. (talk)

Briles, C.E. January 2005. Vegetation and fire history from the biologically diverse Siskiyou Mountains, southwestern, OR. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Livermore, CA. (talk)

Briles, C.E., Whitlock, C. and Bartlein P.J. August 2004. Vegetation and fire history from the biologically diverse Siskiyou Mountains, southwestern Oregon. American Quaternary Association. Lawrence, KS. (poster)

Briles, C.E. September 2004. Photograph (spruce pollen grain) in Global Warming: bulletins from a warmer world. National Geographic. page 65.

Briles, C.E. and Whitlock, C. May 2003. Postglacial vegetation and fire history near Bolan Lake in the Northern Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon. Second Conference on Klamath-Siskiyou Ecology in Cave Junction, OR (talk).

Briles, C.E. and Whitlock, C. March 2003. A record of Lateglacial and Holocene vegetation, fire, and climate history in the northern Siskiyou Mountains. Abstracts of the Association of American Geographers 99th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (talk).

Briles, C.E. and C. Whitlock. March 2002. Vegetation and fire response to postglacial climate change in the Siskiyou forests of southwestern Oregon. Abstracts of the Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting in Los Angles, CA (talk and poster).

Briles, C.E. and D. Sullivan. May 2000. Late Quaternary Environmental Change in Western Colorado: Results from Close-Interval Sediment Sampling. Abstracts of the American Quaternary Association Biennial Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas (poster).

Sullivan, D. and C.E. Briles. April 2000. New Approaches to Paleoenvironmental Research in Western Colorado. Abstracts of the Association of American Geographers 96th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Briles, C. and D. Sullivan. March 1999. A Late Quaternary Pollen Record from Grand Mesa, Colorado. Abstracts of the Association of American Geographers 95th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (talk).

Sullivan, D., N. Smythe, and C. Briles. March 1998. A Late Quaternary Pollen Record From Grand Mesa, Colorado. Abstracts of the Association of American Geographers 94th Annual Meeting in Boston, MA (poster).