Peer-reviewed papers

  1. Belote, R.T., S. Faurby, A. Brennan, N.H. Carter, M.S. Dietz, B. Hahn, W.J. McShea, and J. Gage. 2020. Mammal species composition reveals new insights into Earth's remaining wilderness. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment XX: xxx-xxx.

  2. Belote, R.T. and M.B. Wilson. 2020. Delineating greater ecosystems around protected areas to guide conservation. Conservation Science and Practice. csp2.196.

  3. Belote, R.T., P. Beier, T. Creech, Z. Wurtzebach, and G. Tabor. 2020. A framework for developing connectivity targets and indicators to guide global conservation efforts. BioScience 70: 122-125. 

  4. Belote, R.T., C. Carroll, S. Martinuzzi, J. Michalak, J.W. Williams, M.A. Williamson, G.H. Aplet. 2018. Assessing
    agreement among alternative climate change projections to inform conservation recommendations. Scientific
    Reports 8: art 9441

  5. Urgenson, L.S., C.R. Nelson, R.D. Haugo, C.B. Halpern, J.D. Bakker, C.M. Ryan, A.E.M. Waltz, R.T. Belote, and E. Alvarado. 2018. Social perspectives on the use of reference conditions in restoration of fire-adapted forest landscapes. Restoration Ecology 26: 987-996.

  6. Belote, R.T. 2018. Quantifying the range of variability in wilderness areas for use as a reference when evaluating wilderness candidates. International Journal of Wilderness 24: 44-57

  7. Belote, R.T. 2018. Proposed release of Wilderness Study Areas in Montana (USA) would demote the conservation status of nationally‐significant wildlands. Land 7(2): 69 (in special issue on protected areas and biodiversity)

  8. Belote, R.T., M.S. Dietz, P.S. McKinley, A.A. Carlson, C. Carroll, D.L. Urban, T.J. Fullman, J.C. Leppi, and G.H. Aplet. 2017. Mapping conservation strategies under a changing climate. BioScience 67: 494‐49710.1093/biosci/bix028

  9. LaManna, J.A., R.T. Belote, L.A. Burkle, C.P. Catano, and J.A. Myers. 2017. Negative density dependence mediates biodiversity‐productivity relationships across scales. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1 (8): 1107.

  10. Belote, R.T., M.S. Dietz, C.N. Jenkins, P.S. McKinley, G.H. Irwin, T.J. Fullman, J.C. Leppi, and G.H. Aplet. 2017. Wild, connected, and diverse: building a climate resilient protected area network. Ecological Applications 10.1002/eap.1527

  11. Belote, R.T., R.M. Cooper, and R.A. Daniels. 2017. Contemporary composition of land use, ecosystems, and conservation status along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The Natural Areas Journal 37: 17-29.

  12. Belote, R.T. and G.H. Irwin. 2017. Quantifying the national significance of local areas for regional conservation planning: North Carolina's Mountain Treasures. Land 6(2): 35.

  13. Urgenson, L.S., C.M. Ryan, C.B. Halpern, J.D. Bakker, R.T. Belote, J.F. Franklin, R.D. Haugo, C.R. Nelson, A.E.M. Waltz. 2017. Visions of restoration in fire-adapted forest landscapes: lessons from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Environmental Management 59: 338-353.

  14. Belote, R. T., M. S. Dietz, B. H. McRae, D. M. Theobald, M. L. McClure, G. H. Irwin, P. S. McKinley, J. A. Gage, and G. H. Aplet. 2016. Identifying Corridors among Large Protected Areas in the United States. PLoS ONE 11:e0154223.

  15. Aycrigg, J.L., J.L. Tricker, R.T. Belote, M.S. Dietz, L. Duarte, and G.H. Aplet. 2016. The next 50 years: opportunities for diversifying the ecological representation of the National Wilderness Preservation System within the contiguous United States. Journal of Forestry 114: 396-404.

  16. Belote, R.T., M.S. Dietz, and G.H. Aplet. 2015. Allocating untreated controls to assist climate adaptation strategies: a case study from the Flathead National Forest, Montana. Northwest Science 89: 239-254

  17. Burkle, L.A., J.A. Myers, and R.T. Belote. 2015. Wildfire disturbance and productivity as drivers of plant species diversity across spatial scales. Ecosphere  6:art202

  18. Davis, C.R., R.T. Belote, M. Williamson, B. Esch, and A.J. Larson. 2015. A rapid forest assessment method for multi-party, landscape monitoring. Journal of Forestry 114: 125-133.

  19. Burkle, L.A., J.A. Myers, and R.T. Belote. 2015. The beta-diversity of species interactions: Untangling the drivers of geographic variation in plant-pollinator diversity and function across scales. American Journal of Botany 103: 118-128. doi:10.3732/ajb.1500079

  20. Hessburg, P.F., D.J. Churchill, A.J. Larson,  R.D. Haugo, T.A. Spies, N. A. Povak, R.T. Belote, P.A. Singleton, M. P. North, W.L. Gaines, R.E. Keane, S. L. Stephens, P. Morgan, G.H. Aplet, P.A. Bisson, B.E. Rieman. R.B. Salter. G.H. Reeves, C.A. Miller. 2015. Restoring fire-prone landscapes: seven core principles. Landscape Ecology 30: 1805-1835

  21. Belote, R.T., A.J. Larson, and M.S. Dietz. 2015. Tree survival scales to community-level effects following mixed-severity fire in a mixed-conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management 353: 221-231.

  22. Dietz, M.S., R.T. Belote, G.H. Aplet, and J.L. Aycrigg. 2015. The world’s largest wilderness preservation system after 50 years: how well are ecosystems represented? Biological Conservation 184: 431-438.

  23. Belote, R.T. 2015. Contemporary patterns of burn severity heterogeneity from fires in the Northwestern U.S. In: Keane, Robert E.; Jolly, Matt; Parsons, Russell; Riley, Karin. 2015. Proceedings of the large wildland fires conference; May 19-23, 2014; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 345 p.

  24. Burkle, L.A. and R.T. Belote. 2015. Soil mutualists modify priority effects on plant productivity, diversity, and composition. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 332-342.

  25. Belote, R.T. and G.H. Aplet. 2014. Land protection and timber harvesting along productivity and diversity gradients in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Ecosphere 5(2):17.

  26. Hopkins, T., A.J. Larson, and R.T. Belote.  2014. Contrasting effects of wildfire and ecological restoration in old-growth western larch forests. Forest Science 60: 1005-1013.

  27. Larson, A.J., R.T. Belote, M. Williamson, and G.H. Aplet. 2013. Making monitoring count: project design for active adaptive management. Journal of Forestry 111: 348-356.

  28. Larson, A.J., R.T. Belote, C.A. Cansler, S.A. Parks, and M.S. Dietz. 2013. Latent resilience in ponderosa pine forests: effects of a resumed frequent fire. Ecological Applications 23:1243–1249.

  29. Hutto, R.L. and R.T. Belote. 2013. Four types of questions that monitoring can address. Forest Ecology and Management 289: 183-189

  30. Belote, R.T., R.H. Jones, and T.F. Wieboldt. 2012. Compositional stability and diversity of vascular plant communities following logging disturbance in Appalachian forests. Ecological Applications 22: 502-516.

  31. Miller, M.E., R.T. Belote, M.A. Bowker, and S.L. Garman. 2011. Alternative states of a semiarid grassland ecosystem: implications for ecosystem services. Ecosphere 2(5):art55 doi:10.1890/ES11-00027.1

  32. Belote, R.T., S.P. Prisley, R.H. Jones, M. Fitzpatrick, and K. de Beurs. 2011. Forest productivity and tree diversity relationships depend on ecological context within mid-Atlantic and Appalachian forests. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1315-1324.

  33. Belote, R.T., L.J. Makarick, M.J. Kearsley, and C.L. Lauver. 2010. Tamarisk removal in Grand Canyon National Park: Changing the native-exotic relationship as a restoration goal. Ecological Restoration 28: 449-459.

  34. Souza, L., R.T. Belote, P. Kardol,  J.F. Weltzin, and R.J. Norby. 2010. CO2 enrichment accelerates successional development of an understory plant community. Journal of Plant Ecology 3: 33-39.

  35. Belote, R.T., N.J. Sanders, and  R.H. Jones. 2009. Disturbance alters local-regional richness relationships in Appalachian forests. Ecology 90: 2940-2947

  36. Belote, R.T. and  R.H. Jones. 2009. Tree leaf litter composition and nonnative earthworms influence plant invasion in experimental forest floor mesocosms. Biological Invasions 11: 1045-1052.

  37. Belote, R.T., R.H. Jones, S.M. Hood, and B.W. Wender. 2008. Diversity-invasibility along a disturbance gradient in Appalachian forests. Ecology 89: 183-192

  38. Belote, R.T. and J.F. Weltzin. 2006. Interactions between two co-dominant, invasive plants in a temperate deciduous forest. Biological Invasions 8: 1629-1641

  39. Weltzin, J.F., R.T. Belote, L.M. Thomas, J.K. Keller, C.E. Engel. 2006. Authorship in ecology: attribution, accountability, and responsibility. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 435-441

  40. Belote, R.T., J.F. Weltzin, and R.J. Norby. 2004. Response of an understory plant community to elevated [CO2] depends on differential responses of dominant invasive species and is mediated by soil water availability. New Phytologist 161: 827-835. 

  41. Sanders, N.J., R.T. Belote, and J.F. Weltzin. 2004. Multi-trophic effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on understory plant and arthropod communities. Environmental Entomology 33: 1609-1616.

  42. Weltzin, J.F., R.T. Belote, N.J. Sanders. 2003. Biological invaders in a greenhouse world: will elevated CO2fuel plant invasions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1:146-153.