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Lefsky , M.A., D. Harding, W.B. Cohen and G.G. Parker. 1999. Surface lidar remote sensing of basal area and biomass in deciduous forests of eastern Maryland, USA. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 67:83-98   PDF
Means, J. E., S. A. Acker, D. A. Harding, B. J. Blair, M. A. Lefsky, W. B. Cohen, M. Harmon, and W. A. McKee. 1999. Use of large-footprint scanning airborne lidar to estimate forest stand characteristics in the western Cascades of Oregon. Remote Sensing of the Environment  67: 298-308.   PDF
Lefsky, M.A., W.B. Cohen, S.A. Acker, T.A. Spies, G.G. Parker, D. Harding. 1999. Lidar remote sensing of biophysical properties and canopy structure of forest of Douglas-fir and western hemlock. Remote Sensing of Environment 70:339-361   PDF
Lefsky, M.A., W.B. Cohen, T.A. Spies. 2001. An evaluation of alternate remote sensing products for forest inventory, monitoring, and mapping in Douglas-fir forests of western Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31:78-87   PDF
Harding, D. J., M. A. Lefsky, and G. G. Parker. 2001 Lidar altimeter measurements of canopy structure: methods and validation for closed-canopy broadleaf forest.  Remote Sensing of the Environment 76:283-297   PDF
Parker, G.G., M.A. Lefsky, and D.J. Harding. 2001. PAR transmittance in forest canopies determined from airborne lidar altimetry and from in-canopy quantum measurements. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 76:298-309   PDF
Lefsky, M.A., W.B. Cohen, G.G. Parker and D.J. Harding. 2002. Lidar remote sensing for ecosystem studies. Bioscience 52(1) 19-30   PDF
Lefsky, M.A., W.B. Cohen, D.J. Harding, G.G. Parker, S.A. Acker, S.T. Gower. 2002. Lidar remote sensing of aboveground biomass in three biomes. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 11(5) pp 393-400   PDF
Hudak, A.T., M.A. Lefsky, W.B. Cohen and M. Berterretche. 2002 Integration of lidar and Landsat ETM+ data for estimating and mapping forest canopy height. Remote Sensing of Environment 82(2-3) pp 397-416   PDF
Turner, D.P., M. Guzy, M.A. Lefsky, S. VanTuyl, O. Sun, C. Daly, and B.E. Law. 2003. Effects of Land Use and Fine Scale Environmental Heterogeneity on Net Ecosystem Production over a Temperate Coniferous Forest Landscape. Tellus 55B:657-668   PDF
Lefsky, M.A. and W.B. Cohen. 2003. Selection of Remotely Sensed Data. Pages 13-47 n Remote Sensing of Forest Environments: Concepts and Case Studies, M.A. Wulder and S.E. Franklin, Eds. Kluwer Academic Press, Norwell Massachusetts, USA   PDF
Turner, D.P., M. Guzy, M. Lefsky, W.D. Ritts, S. VanTuyl, and B.E. Law. 2004. Monitoring Forest Carbon Sequestration with Remote Sensing and Carbon Cycle Modeling. Environmental Management 33(4): 457-466   PDF
Parker, G.G, Harmon, M., Lefsky, M., Chen, J., Van Pelt, R., Weiss, S., Thomas, S., Winner, W.E., Shaw, D., Franklin, J. 2004. Three-dimensional structure of an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga canopy and its implications for radiation balance, microclimate, and gas exchange. Ecosystems 7(5):440-453   PDF
Lefsky, M.A., D.P. Turner, M. Guzy and W.B. Cohen. (2005) Combining lidar estimates of biomass and Landsat estimates of stand age for spatially extensive validation of modeled forest productivity. Remote Sensing of Environment 95(4) 549-558   PDF
Lefsky, M.A, A.T. Hudak, W.B. Cohen and S.A. Acker. (2005) Patterns of covariance between forest stand and canopy structure in the Pacific Northwest. Remote Sensing of Environment 95(4):517-531   PDF
Lefsky, M.A, A.T. Hudak, W.B. Cohen and S.A. Acker (2005) Geographic variability in lidar predictions of forest stand structure in the Pacific Northwest. Remote Sensing of Environment 95(4): 532-548   PDF
Lefsky, M. A., D. J. Harding, M. Keller, W. B. Cohen, C. C. Carabajal, F. Del Bom Espirito-Santo, M. O. Hunter, and R. de Oliveira Jr. (2005), Estimates of forest canopy height and aboveground biomass using ICESat, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L22S02, doi:10.1029/2005GL023971   PDF
Law, B., Turner, D., Campbell, J., Lefsky, M., Guzy, M., Sun, O., Van Tuyl, S., Cohen, W., Wu, J., Jones, K., Li, H., & Loucks, O. (2006). Carbon fluxes across regions – Observational constraints at multiple scales. Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications, 167-190
Inman, D., Khosla, R., Lefsky, M., & Westfall, D. (2005). Early season grain yield prediction using remote sensing and site-specific management zones
Healey, S., W.B Cohen, T. Spies, M. Mouer, D. Pflugmacher, M. Whitley, M. Lefsky (2008). The Relative Impact of Harvest and Fire upon Landscape-Level Dynamics of Older Forests: Lessons from the Northwest Forest Plan. Ecosystems 11:1106-1119   PDF
Kennaway, T., Helmer, E., Lefsky, M., Brandeis, T., & Sherrill, K. (2008). Mapping land cover and estimating forest structure using satellite imagery and coarse resolution lidar in the Virgin Islands. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 2
Lefsky, M.A. and M.R. McHale. (2008) Volume estimates of trees with complex architecture from terrestrial laser scanning. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 2, 023521   PDF
*Lokupitiya, E., M. Lefsky and K. Paustian. (2010). Use of AVHRR NDVI time series and ground-based surveys for estimating county-level crop biomass. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Volume 31, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 141 – 158 PDF
*Pang, Y., M. Lefsky, H.E. Andersen, M.E. Miller and K. Sherrill. (2008) Validation of the ICEsat vegetation product using crown-area-weighted mean height derived using crown delineation with discrete return lidar data Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 34(Special Issue 2) 471-484   PDF
*Pflugmacher, D., W.B. Cohen, R.E. Kennedy, M.A. Lefsky. 2008. Regional applicability of forest height and aboveground biomass models for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System, Forest Science, 54(6): 647-657   PDF
*Sherrill, K.R., M. Lefsky, J.B. Bradford, and M.G. Ryan. (2008) Forest structure estimation and pattern exploration from discrete return lidar in subalpine forests of the central Rockies. Canadian Journal of Forest Resources. 38:2081-2096   PDF
*McHale, M.R., I. Burke, Lefsky, M.A, Peper, P.J., and E.G. McPherson. (2009). Urban forest biomass estimates:  is it important to use allometric relationships developed specifically for urban trees? Urban Ecosystems Volume 12(1) 95-113   PDF
Helmer, E.H., Lefsky, M.A. and Roberts, D.A. (2009) Biomass accumulation rates of Amazonian secondary forest and biomass of old-growth forests from Landsat time series and the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 3   PDF
Gonzalez, P. Asner, G.P, Battles, J.J, Lefsky, M, Waring, K.M., Palace, M (2010) Forest carbon densities and uncertainties from Lidar, QuickBird, and field measurements in California, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 114, Issue 7, 15 July 2010, Pages 1561-1575, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.02.011   PDF
Abdalati, W., Zwally, H.J., Bindschadler, R., Csatho, B, Farrell, S.F., Fricker ,H.A., Harding, D., Kwok, R., Lefsky, M., Markus, T., Marshak, A.,  Neumann, A., Palm, S., Schutz, B., Smith, B., Spinhirne, J. and Charles Webb (2010) The ICESat-2 Laser Altimetry Mission Vol. 98, No. 5, May 2010 pp 735-751   PDF
Lefsky, M. A. (2010), A global forest canopy height map from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L15401, doi:10.1029/2010GL043622   PDF
*Miller, M. E., Lefsky, M. A., Pang, Y. (2010), Optimization of Geoscience Laser Altimeter System waveform metrics to support vegetation measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.09.002   PDF
Hall, F., Bergen, K., Blair, J., Dubayah, R., Houghton, R., Hurtt, G., Kellndorfer, J., Lefsky, M., Ranson, J., Saatchi, S., Shugart, H., & Wickland, D. (2011). Characterizing 3D vegetation structure from space: Mission requirements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2753-2775   PDF
Lefsky, M., Ramond, T., & Weimer, C. (2011). Alternate spatial sampling approaches for ecosystem structure inventory using spaceborne lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1361-1368   PDF
*Pang, Y., Lefsky, M., Sun, G., & Ranson, J. (2011). Impact of footprint diameter and off-nadir pointing on the precision of canopy height estimates from spaceborne lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2798-2809   PDF
Saatchi, S., Harris, N., Brown, S., Lefsky, M., Mitchard, E., Salas, W., Zutta, B., Buermann, W., Lewis, S., Hagen, S., Petrova, S., White, L., Silman, M., & Morel, A. (2011). Benchmark map of forest carbon stocks in tropical regions across three continents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 9899-9904   PDF
Stark, S.C., Leitold, V., Wu, J.L., Hunter, M.O., de Castilho, C.V., Costa, F.R.C., McMahon,S.M., Parker, G.G., Shimabukuro, M.T., Lefsky, M.A., Keller, M., Alves, L.F, Schietti, J.,Shimabukuro, Y.E., Brandão, D.O., Woodcock, T.K., Higuch, N.,de Camargo, P.B., de Oliveira,R.C, Saleska, S.R.(2012) Amazon forest carbon dynamics predicted by profiles of canopy leaf area and light environment. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01864.x Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 1406–1414   PDF
Mitchard, E.T.A., Saatchi, S.S., White, L.J.T., Abernethy, K.A.Jeffery, K.J., Lewis, S.L., Collins,M., Lefsky, M.A., Leal, M.E., Woodhouse, I.H., Meir, P.(2012) Mapping tropical forest biomass with radar and spaceborne LiDAR in Lope National Park, Gabon: overcoming problems of high biomass and persistent cloud BIOGEOSCIENCES Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 179-191 DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-179-2012   PDF
*Duong, H.V., Lefsky, M.A., Ramond, T., Weimer, C (2012) The Electronically Steerable Flash Lidar: A Full Waveform Scanning System for Topographic and Ecosystem Structure Applications IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING Volume: 50 Issue: 11 Pages: 4809-4820 DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2193588   PDF
Healey, S.P., Patterson, P.L., Saatchi, S.S., Lefsky, M.A., Lister, J., Freeman, E.A. (2012)
A sample design for globally consistent biomass estimation using lidar data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) Carbon Balance and Management 2012, 7:10 doi:10.1186/1750-0680-7-10
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Stark, S.C., Leitold, V., Wu, J.L., Hunter, M.O., de Castilho, C.V., Costa, F.R.C., McMahon, S.M., Parker, G.G., Shimabukuro, M.T., Lefsky, M.A., Keller, M., Alves, L.F, Schietti, J., Shimabukuro, Y.E., Brandão, D.O., Woodcock, T.K., Higuch, N.,de Camargo, P.B., de Oliveira,R.C, Saleska, S.R.(2012) Amazon forest carbon dynamics predicted by profiles of canopy leaf area and light environment. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01864.x Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 1406–1414
Shi, Y., Choi, S., Ni, X., Ganguly, S., Zhang, G., Duong, H.V., Lefsky, M.A., Simard, M., Saatchi, S.S., Lee, S., Ni-Meister, W., Piao, S., Cao, C., Nemani, R.R., Myneni, R.B. (2013) Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations Model of Tree Heights: Part 1. Model Optimization and Testing over Continental USA. Remote Sensing 5:1 284-306
Choi, S., Ni, X., Shi, Y., Ganguly, S., Zhang, G., Duong, H.V., Lefsky, M.A., Simard, M., Saatchi, S.S., Lee, S., Ni-Meister, W., Piao, S., Cao, C., Nemani, R.R., Myneni, R.B. (2012) Allometric Scaling and Resource Limitations Model of Tree Heights: Part 2. Site Based Testing of the Model. Remote Sensing 5:1 202-223
Ni, Xiliang, Taejin Park, Sungho Choi, Yuli Shi, Chunxiang Cao, Xuejun Wang, Michael A. Lefsky, Marc Simard, and Ranga B. Myneni. “Allometric scaling and resource limitations model of tree heights: Part 3. Model optimization and testing over continental China.” Remote Sensing 6, no. 5 (2014): 3533-3553.
*Gwenzi, D., & Lefsky, M. A. (2014). Modeling canopy height in a savanna ecosystem using spaceborne lidar waveforms. Remote sensing of environment, 154, 338-344.
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Park, T., Kennedy, R. E., Choi, S., Wu, J., Lefsky, M. A., Bi, J., … & Knyazikhin, Y. (2014). Application of Physically-Based Slope Correction for Maximum Forest Canopy Height Estimation Using Waveform Lidar across Different Footprint Sizes and Locations: Tests on LVIS and GLAS. Remote Sensing, 6(7), 6566-6586.
*Gwenzi, D., & Lefsky, M. A. (2016). Plot-level aboveground woody biomass modeling using canopy height and auxiliary remote sensing data in a heterogeneous savanna. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 10(1), 016001-016001
Hunter, M. O., Keller, M., Morton, D., Cook, B., Lefsky, M., Ducey, M., … & Schietti, J. (2015). Structural Dynamics of Tropical Moist Forest Gaps. PloS one, 10(7), e0132144
Kampf, S. K., & Lefsky, M. A. (2015). Peak flow transition from snowmelt to rainfall dominance along the Colorado Front Range: Historical patterns, trends, and lessons from the 2013 Colorado Front Range floods. Water Resources Research.
*Zhu, X., Helmer, E. H., Gao, F., Liu, D., Chen, J., & Lefsky, M. A. (2016). A flexible spatiotemporal method for fusing satellite images with different resolutions. Remote Sensing of Environment, 172, 165-177
*Gwenzi, D., Lefsky, M. A., Suchdeo, V. P., & Harding, D. J. (2016). Prospects of the ICESat-2 laser altimetry mission for savanna ecosystem structural studies based on airborne simulation data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 118, 68-82.
Fassnacht, F. E., Latifi, H., Stereńczak, K., Modzelewska, A., Lefsky, M., Waser, L. T., … & Ghosh, A. (2016). Review of studies on tree species classification from remotely sensed data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 64-87.
Yang, Y., Saatchi, S. S., Xu, L., Yu, Y., Lefsky, M. A., White, L., … & Myneni, R. B. (2016). Abiotic Controls on Macroscale Variations of Humid Tropical Forest Height. Remote Sensing, 8(6), 494.

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