Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

*Underline denotes advisee
In Review

(72) Smith, I.A., Dearborn, V.K., Hutyra, L.R. Live fast, die young: accelerated growth, mortality, and turnover in urban street trees.  Global Change Biology, in review.

(71) Hayek, M. N., Longo, M., Wiedemann, K.T., Wu, J., Smith, M., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Tapajos, R., da Silva, R., Fitzjarrald, D.R., Camargo, P.B., Hutyra, L.R., Alves, L.A., Daube, B., Munger, J.W., Saleska, S.R., Wofsy, S.C. Factors Controlling Carbon Exchange in an Eastern Amazon Forest: from Hours to Years. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, in review.

In Press



(70) Smith, I.A., Hutyra, L.R., Reinmann, A.B., Marrs, J.K., Thompson, J. Piecing together the fragments: Elucidating edge effects on forest carbon dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, doi:10.1002/fee.1793, 2018.

(69) Hayek, M., Wehr, R., Hutyra, L.R., Longo, M., Wiedemann, K., Munger, J.W., Bonal, D., Saleska, S.R., Fitzjarrald, D.R., Wofsy, S.C. A novel correction for biases in forest eddy covariance carbon balance: the MS-PEARL correction. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,, 2018.

(68) Decina, S., Templer, P.H., Hutyra, L.R. Atmospheric Inputs of Nitrogen, Carbon, and Phosphorus Across an Urban Area: Unaccounted Fluxes and Canopy Influences. Earth’s Future, 10.1002/2017EF000653, 2018.


(67) Trlica, A., Hutyra, L.R., Schaaf, C., Erb, A., Wang, J. Albedo, land cover, and the urban heat island. Earths Future, 10.1002/2017EF000569, 2017.

(66) Gately, C.K. and L.R. Hutyra. Large uncertainties in urban-scale carbon emissions. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 122: 11,242-11260, 2017.

(65) Scharenbroch, B.C., Carter, D., Bialecki, M., Fahey, R., Scheberl, L., Catania, M., Roman, L., Bassuk, N., Harper, R., Werner, L., Siewert, A., Miller, S., Hutyra, L., Raciti, S. A rapid urban site index for assessing the quality of street tree planting sites. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 27:279-286, 2017.

(64) Reinmann, A.B. and L.R. Hutyra. Local and global limitations to forest productivity as mediators of biogeochemical response to forest edge effects, in press. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114: E7033-E7034, 2017.

(63) Decina, S., Templer, P.H., Hutyra, L.R., Gately, C.K., Rao, P. Variability, drivers, and effects of nitrogen deposition across an urban area: emerging patterns among human activities, the atmosphere and soils. Science of the Total Environment, 609: 1524-1534, 2017.

(62) Kittridge, K.B., Thompson, J., Morreale, L., Short Gianotti, A., Hutyra, L.R. Three decades of forest harvesting along a suburban – rural continuum. Ecosphere, 8(7) e01882, 2017.

(61) Gately, C.K., Hutyra, L.R., Peterson, S., Sue Wing, I. Urban Emissions Hotspots: Quantifying Vehicle Congestion and Air Pollution Using Mobile Phone GPS Data. Environmental Pollution, 229:496-504, 2017.

(60) Hardiman, B., Wang, J., Hutyra, L.R., Gately, C., Getson, J., Friedl, M. Accounting for urban biogenic fluxes in regional carbon budgets. Science of the Total Environment, 592: 366- 372, 2017.

(59) Groffman, P.M., Cavender-Bares, J., Childers, D., Grimm, N.B., Grove, M., Hutyra, L.R., Pataki, D., Pickett, S., Pouyat, R., Rosi-Marshall, E., Ruddell, B. Moving towards a new Urban System Science, Ecosystems, 20: 38-43, 2017.

(58) Wang, J.A., Hutyra, L.R., Li, D., Friedl, M.A. Gradients of atmospheric temperature and humidity controlled by local urban land use intensity in Boston. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56: 817-831, 2017.

(57) Reinmann AB and LR Hutyra. Edge effects enhance carbon uptake and its vulnerability to climate change in temperate broadleaf forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(1): 107-112, 2017.


(56) Jenerette, G.D., Clarke, L.W., Avolio, M.L., Pataki, D.E., Gillespie, T., Pincetl, S., Nowak, D.J., Hutyra, L.R., McHale, M., McFadden, J.P., Alonzo, M. Climate Filters and Trait Choices Shape Urban Tree Biodiversity: Beyond Biome Matching and Homogenization. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 (11), 1367-1376, 2016.

(55) Short, AGS, Getson, J., Hutyra, L.R., Kittredge, D.B. Experiencing and defining urban, suburban, and rural: A method to link perceptual definitions with geospatial measures of urbanization in central and eastern Massachusetts. Urban Ecosystems, 19: 823-833, 2016.

(54) Decina, S., Hutyra, L.R., Gately, C., Getson, J., Reinmann, A.B., Short Gianotti, A.G, Templer, P. Soil respiration contributes significantly to urban carbon fluxes. Environmental Pollution 212: 433-439, 2016.

(53) Nguyen, H.T., Hutyra, L.R., Hardiman, B., Raciti, S.M., Variations in forest structure across a tropical peat dome. Ecological Applications, 26: 587-601, 2016.

(52) Hutyra, L.R. Urban nutrient cycling in Handbook on urbanization and global environmental change. In: Seto, K. C., W. Solecki and C. Griffith eds., Routledge Handbook on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Routledge, 2016.

(51) Reinmann, A.B., Hutyra, L.R., Trlica, A., Olofsson, P. Assessing the global warming potential of human settlement expansion in a mesic temperate landscape from 2005 to 2050. Science of the Total Environment, 546-546: 512-524, 2016.


(50) Gurney, K.G., Romero-Lankao, P., Seto, K.C., Hutyra, L.R., Duren, R., Kennedy, C., Grimm, N.B., Ehleringer, J.R., Marcotullio, P., Hughes, S., Pincetl, S., Chester, M.V., Runfola, D.M., Feddema, J.J., Sperling, J. Track urban emissions on human scales. Nature 525: 179-181, 2015.

(49) Briber, B., Hutyra, L.R., Reinmann, A.B., Raciti, S.M., Dearborn, V., Holden, C.E., Dunn, A.L., Enhanced tree growth rates following conversion from forested to urban land uses. Plos One 10(8): e0136237, 2015.

(48) Gately, C., Hutyra, L.R., Sue Wing, I. Cities, traffic, and CO2: A multidecadal assessment of trends, drivers, and scaling relationships. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (16): 4999-5004, 2015.

(47) Ng, B.J.L., Hutyra, L.R., Nguyen, H.T., Cobb, A., Fuu-Ming, K., Harvey, C., Gandois, L. In Press. Carbon fluxes from an urban tropical grassland. Environment Pollution, 203: 227-234, 2015.

(46) McKain, K., Down, A., Raciti, S., Budney, J., Hutyra, L.R., Floerchinger, C., Herdon, S., Zahniser, M., Nehrkorn, T., Jackson, R.B., Phillips, N., Wofsy, S.C., Methane Emissions from Natural Gas in the Urban Region of Boston, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112: 1941-1946, 2015.

(45) Kittredge, D.B., Short, A., Hutyra, L.R., Foster, D.R., Getson, J.M., Landowner conservation awareness across a rural-to-urban gradient. Biological Conservation 184: 79-89, 2015.

(44) Templer, P.H., Toll, J., Hutyra, L.R., Raciti, S.M., Nitrogen and Carbon Export from Urban Areas Through Removal and Export of Litterfall. Environmental Pollution 197: 256-261, 2015.


(43) Rao, P., Hutyra, L.R., Raciti, S.M., Templer, P.H., Atmospheric nitrogen inputs and losses along an urbanization gradient in the Boston metropolitan region. Biogeochemistry 121: 229- 245, 2014.

(42) Hutyra, L.R., Duren, R., Gurney, K., Grimm, N.B., Kort, E., Larson, E., Shrestha, G., Urbanization and the carbon cycle: Current capabilities and future outlook on observing and modeling urban carbon flows. Earth’s Future, 2(10): 473-495, 2014.

(41) Romero-Lankao, P., Gurney, K., Seto, K.C., Chester, M., Duren, R.M., Hughes, S., Hutyra, L.R., Marcotullio, P., Baker, L., Grimm, N.B., Kennedy, C., Larson, E., Pincetl, S., Runfola, L., Sanches, L., Shrestha, G., Feddema, J.J., Sarzynski, A., Sperling, J., Stokes, E., A critical knowledge pathway to low-carbon, sustainable futures: Integrating understanding of urbanization, urban areas, and carbon. Earth’s Future, 2(10): 515-532, 2014.

(40) Raciti, S.M., Hutyra, L.R., Newell, J.D. Mapping carbon storage in urban trees with multi- source remote sensing data: Relationships between biomass, land use, and demographics in Boston neighborhoods. Science of the Total Environment, 500-501: 73-83, 2014.

(39) Kong, F., Yin, H., James, P., Hutyra, L.R., He, H. Effects of spatial pattern of green space on urban cooling in a large metropolitan area of eastern China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 128: 35-47, 2014.


(38) Restrepo-Coupe, N., da Rocha, H.R., Hutyra, L.R., da Araujo, A.C., Borma, L.S., Christoffersen, B., Cabral, O.M.R., de Camargo, P.B., Cardoso, F.L., da Costa, A.C.L., Fitzjarrald, D.R., Goulden, M.L., Kruijt, B., Maia, J.M.F., Malhi, Y.S., Manzi, A.O., Miller, S.D., Nobre, A.D., von Randow, C., Abreu Sá, L.D., Sakai, R.K., Tota, J., Wofsy, S.C., Zanchi, F.B., Saleska, S.R., What drives the seasonality of photosynthesis across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182-183: 128-144, 2013.

(37) Rao, P., Hutyra, L.R., Raciti, S.M., Finzi, A.C., Field and remotely sensed measures of soil and vegetation carbon and nitrogen across an urbanization gradient in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Urban Ecosystems, 16: 593-616, 2013.

(36) Briber, B.M., Hutyra, L.R., Dunn, A.L., Raciti, S.M., Munger, J.W., Variations in atmospheric CO2 and carbon fluxes across a Boston, MA urban gradient. Land, 2(3): 304-327, 2013.

(35) Gately, C.K., Hutyra, L.R., Sue Wing, I., Brondfield, M.N., A bottom-up approach to on- road CO2 emissions estimate: Improved spatial accuracy and applications for regional planning. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(5), 2423–2430, 2013.

(34) Alberti, M. and L.R. Hutyra. Carbon signatures of development patterns along a gradient of urbanization in. Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Science and Applications in Human Environment Interactions. Brown, D.G., Robinson, D.T., French, N.H.F., and B.C. Reed (eds). Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 9781107648357, 2013.

(33) Phillips, N.G., Ackley, R. Crosson, E.R., Down, A., Hutyra, L.R., Brondfield, M., Karr, J.D., Zhao, K., Jackson, R.B., Mapping urban pipeline leaks: methane leaks across Boston. Environmental Pollution, 173: 1-4, 2013.

(32) Hepinstall-Cymerman, J., Coe, S., Hutyra, L.R. Patterns of land cover change in the central Puget Sound, Washington, 1986-2007, Urban Ecosystems, 16: 109-129, 2013.


(31) Ivanov,V.Y., Hutyra, L.R., Wofsy, S.C., Munger, J.M., Saleska, S.R., de Olivera, R.C., de Carmargo, P. Root niche separation can explain avoidance of seasonal drought stress and vulnerability of overstory trees to extended drought in a mature Amazonian forest. Water Resources Research, 48: doi 10.1029/2012WR011972, 2012.

(30) Seto, K.C., B. Güneralp, Hutyra, L.R., Global Forecasts of Urban Expansion to 2030 and Impacts on Biodiversity and Carbon Pools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (40): 16083-16088, 2012.

(29) Brondfield, M.N., Hutyra, L.R., Gately, C., Raciti, S.M., Peterson, S.A. Modeling and validation of on-road CO2 emissions inventories at the urban regional scale. Environmental Pollution, 170: 113-123, 2012.

(28) Raciti, S.M., Hutyra, L.R., Finzi, A.C. Depleted soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under impervious surfaces. Environment Pollution, 164: 248-251, 2012.

(27) Kim, Y., Knox, R.G., Longo, M., Medvigy, D., Hutyra, L.R., Pyle, E.H., Wofsy, S.C., Bras, R.L., Moorcroft, P.R., Seasonal carbon dynamics and water fluxes in an Amazonian rainforest. Global Change Biology, 18(4): 1322-1334, 2012.

(26) Raciti, S.M., Hutyra, L.R., Rao, P., Finzi, A.C., Inconsistent definitions of “urban” result in different conclusions about the size of carbon and nitrogen stocks. Ecological Applications 22(3): 1015-1035, 2012.


(25) Miller, S., Goulden, M.L., Hutyra, L.R., Keller, M., Saleska, S., Wofsy, S., Figueira, A., da Rocha, H., de Camargo, P., Reduced Impact Logging Minimally Alters Tropical Rainforest Carbon and Energy Exchange Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(48): 19431-19435, 2011.

(24) Hutyra, L.R., Yoon, B., Hepinstall-Cymerman, J., Alberti, A. Carbon consequences of land cover change and expansion of urban lands: A case study in the Seattle metropolitan region. Landscape and Urban Planning 103: 83-93, 2011.

(23) Hutyra, L.R., Yoon, B., Alberti, A. Terrestrial carbon stocks across a gradient of urbanization: A study of the Seattle, WA region. Global Change Biology, 17: 783-797, 2011.


(22) Costa, M., Biajoli, M., Saches, L., Malhado, A.C., Hutyra, L.R., Da Rocha, H.R., Aguiar, R. Atmospheric versus vegetation controls of Amazonian tropical rainforest evapotranspiration: are the wet and seasonally dry rainforests any different? Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G04021, doi:10.1029/2009JG001, 2010.

(21) van Haren, J.L.M.R., de Oliveira, C., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Hutyra, L.R., de Carmargo, P.B., Saleska., S.R. Do plant species influence soil CO2 and N2O fluxes in a diverse tropical forest? Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02238.x, 2010.


(20) Alberti, M. and L.R. Hutyra. Detecting Carbon Signatures of Development Patterns across a Gradient of Urbanization: Linking Observations, Models, and Scenarios. Proceedings of the Fifth Urban Research Symposium 2009: Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda, Vol.1, 1-12, 2009.

(19) van Gorsel, E., N. Delpierre, R. Leuning, A. Black, J.W. Munger, S. Wofsy, M. Aubinet, C. Feigenwinter, J. Beringer, D. Bonal, B. Chen, J. Chen, R. Clement, K.J. Davis, A. Desai, D. Dragoni, S. Etzold, T. Grünwald, L. Gu, B. Heinesch, L.R. Hutyra, W.W.P. Jans, W. Kutsch, B.E. Law, M.Y. Leclerc, I. Mammarella, L. Montagnani, A. Noormets, C. Rebmann, W. Sonia, Estimating nocturnal ecosystem respiration from the vertical turbulent flux and change in storage of CO2. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149: 1919-1930, 2009.

(18) Grant, R.F., Hutyra, L.R., de Oliveira, R.C., Munger, J.W., Saleska, S.R., Wofsy, S.C., Modeling the carbon balance of Amazonian rainforests: Resolving ecological controls on net ecosystem productivity, Ecological Monographs, 79(3): 445-463, 2009.

(17) Malhi, Y., Aragão, L.E., Metcalfe, D.B., Patiño, S., Quesada, C.A., Almeida, S., Anderson, L., Brando, P., Chambers, J.Q., Costa, A.C.L., Martins, L., Hutyra, L.R., Oliveira, P., Pyle, E.H., Robertson, A.L. Comprehensive assessment of carbon productivity, allocation and storage in three Amazonian forests. Global Change Biology 15(5): 1255-1274, 2009.

2008 & Before

(16) Hutyra, L.R., Munger, J.W., Pyle, E.H., Saleska, S., Restrepo-Coupe, N., de Camargo, P.B., Wofsy, S.C., Resolving systematic errors in estimates of net ecosystem exchange of CO2 and ecosystem respiration in a tall-stature forest: application to a tropical forest biome, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148: 1266-1279, 2008.

(15) Pyle, E.H., Santoni, G.W., Nascimiento, H.E.M., Hutyra, L.R., de Carmago, P.B., Vieira, S., Saleska, S.R., Laurance, W.F., Wofsy, S.C., Dynamics and disequilibria of carbon, biomass, and structure in two Amazonian forests, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 113, G00B08, doi:10.1029/2007JG000592, 2008.

(14) Luyssaert, S., I. Inglima, M. Jung, A.D. Richardson, M. Reichstein, D. Papale, S.L. Piao, E.D. Schulze, L.Wingate, G. Matteucci, L. Aragao, M. Aubinet, C. Beer, C. Bernhofer, K.G. Black, D. Bonal, J.M. Bonnefond, J.Chambers, P. Ciais, B. Cook, K.J. Davis, A.J. Dolman, B. Gielen, M. Goulden, J. Grace, A. Granier, A. Grelle, T. Griffis, T. Grünwald, G. Guidolotti, P.J. Hanson, R. Harding, D.Y. Hollinger, L.R. Hutyra, P. Kolari, B. Kruijt, W. Kutsch, F. Lagergren, T. Laurila, B.E. Law, G. Le Maire, A. Lindroth, D. Loustau, Y. Malhi, J. Mateus, M. Migliavacca, L. Misson, L. Montagnani, J. Moncrieff, E. Moors, J.W. Munger, E. Nikinmaa, S.V. Ollinger, G. Pita, C. Rebmann, O. Roupsard, N. Saigusa, M.J. Sanz, G. Seufert, C. Sierra, M.-L. Smith, J. Tang, R. Valentini, T. Vesala and I.A. Janssens. The CO2-balance of boreal, temperate and tropical forests derived from a global database. Global Change Biology, 13, 2509-2537, 2007.

(13) Hutyra, L.R., Munger, J.W., Saleska, S.R., Gottlieb, E.W., Daube, B.C., Dunn, A.L., Amaral, D.F., Camargo, P.B., Wofsy, S.C., Seasonal controls on the exchange of carbon and water in an Amazonian rainforest, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 112, G03008, 2007.

(12) Ichii, K., Hashimoto, H., White, M.A., Potter, C., Hutyra, L.R., Huete, A.R., Myneni, R.B., Nemani, R.R., Constraining rooting depths in tropical rainforests using satellite data and ecosystem modeling for accurate simulation of GPP seasonality, Global Change Biology, 13, 67-77, 2007.

(11) Huete, A.R., Didan, K., Shimabukuro, Y.E., Ratana, P., Saleska, S., Hutyra, L.R., Yang, W., Nemani, R.R. and Myneni, R. Amazon rainforests green-up with sunlight in dry season, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L06405, 2006.

(10) Liu, W.H., Bryant, D.M., Hutyra, L.R., Saleska, S.R., Hammond-Pyle, E., Curran, D., Wofsy, S.C., Woody debris contribution to the carbon budget of selectively logged and maturing mid-latitude forests, Oecologia, 148(1) 108-117, 2006.

(9) Hutyra, L.R., Munger, J.W., Nobre, C.A., Saleska, S.R., Vieira, S.A., Wofsy, S.C., Climatic variability and vegetation vulnerability in Amazonia, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L24712, 2005.

(8) Xiao, X.M., Moore, B., Zhang, Q., Saleska, S.R., Hutyra, L., Wofsy, S.C., Frolking, S., Boles, S., Keller, M., Satellite-based modeling of gross primary production in a seasonally moist tropical evergreen forest, Remote Sensing of Environment, 94 (1), 105-122, 2005.

(7) Bain, W.G., Hutyra, L., Patterson, D.C., Bright, A.V., Daube, B.C., Munger, J.W., Wofsy, S.C., Wind-induced error in the measurement of soil respiration using closed dynamic chambers, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 131 (3-4), 225-232, 2005.

(6) Vieira, S., de Carmago, P.B., Selhorst, D., da Silva, R., Hutyra, L., Chambers, J.Q., Brown,I.F., Higuchi, N., dos Santos, J., Wofsy, S.C., Trumbore, S.E., Martinelli, L.A., Forest structure and carbon dynamics in Amazonian tropical rain forests, Oecologia, 140, 468-479, 2004.

(5) Rice, A.H., Hammond, E.P., Saleska, S.R., Hutyra, L., Palace, M., Keller, M., de Carmargo, P.B., Portilho, K., Marques, D., Wofsy, S.C., Carbon Balance and Vegetation Dynamics in an Old-growth Amazonian Forest, Ecological Applications, 14 (4), s55-s71, 2004.

(4) Hutyra, L., Factors controlling long- and short-term sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a mid-latitude forest, in Ecological Issues in a changing world, edited by S. Hong, Lee, J.A., Ihm, B., Farina, A., Son, Y., Kim, E., Cheo, J.C., pp. 82-84, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004.

(3) Saleska, S.R., Miller, S.D.,Matross, D.M., Goulden, M.L., Wofsy, S.C., da Rocha,H., de Camargo, P.B., Crill, P., Daube, B.C., de Freitas, H.C., Hutyra, L., Keller, M., Kirchhoff, V., Menton, M., Munger, J.W., Pyle, E.H., Rice, A.H, Silva, H, Carbon fluxes in old-growth Amazonian rainforest: seasonality and disturbance-induced net carbon loss, Science, 302, 1554- 1557, 2003.

(2) Barford, C.C., Wofsy, S.C., Goulden, M.L., Munger, J.W., Pyle, E.H., Urbanski, S.P., Hutyra, L., Saleska, S.R., Fitzjarrald, D., Moore, K., Factors controlling long- and short-term sequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a mid-latitude forest, Science, 294, 1688-1691, 2001.

(1) Zwieniecki, M.A., L. Hutyra, M.V. Thompson, N.M. Holbrook, Dynamic changes in petiole specific conductivity in red maple (Acer rubrum L.), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera L.), and northern fox grape (Vitis labrusal L.), Plant Cell Environment, 23 (4), 407-417, 2000.