Cole, R.J., K.D. Holl, R.A. Zahawi, P. Wickey, and A. Townsend. 2016. Leaf litter arthropod responses to tropical forest restoration. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2220.

Balzotti, C. S., Asner, G. P., Taylor, P. G., Cleveland, C. C., Cole, R.J., Martin, R. E., Nasto, M., Osborne, B. B., Porder, S. and Townsend, A. R. (2016). Environmental Controls on Canopy Foliar N Distributions in a Neotropical Lowland Forest. Ecological Applications. DOI:10.1002/eap.1408

Balzotti, C.S., Asner, G.P., Taylor, P.G., Cole, R.J., Osborne, B.B., Cleveland, C.C., Porder, S., and A.R.  Townsend. 2016. Topographic Distributions of Emergent Trees in Tropical Forests of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02062

Weintraub, S.R., R.J. Cole,  C.G. Schmitt, and J.D. All.  2016. Climatic controls on the isotopic composition and availability of soil nitrogen across mountainous tropical forest. Ecosphere (in press).


Taylor, P., G. Asner, C. Anderson, D. Knapp, R. Martin, J. Mascaro, R. Chazdon, R.J. Cole, W. Wanek, F. Hofhansl, E. Malavassi, B. Vilchez-Alvarado, and A. Townsend. 2015. Landscape-scale controls on aboveground forest carbon stocks on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Plos ONE, 10 (6): e0126748.

Schmitt, C.G., J. All, J.P. Schwarz, W.P. Arnott, R.J. Cole, A. Celestian, and E. Lapham. 2015. Measurements of light absorbing particulates on the glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. The Cryosphere 9 (9): 331-340.


Cole, R.J., and C.M. Litton. 2014. Vegetation response to removal of nonnative feral pigs from Hawaiian tropical montane wet forest. Biological Invasions 16:125-140. PDF

Cole. R.J., J.D. All, C.G. Schmitt, and M.F. Lopez, 2014. Remote sensing and ground-based measurements across a remote rainforest transect. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 80, 817-822. PDF

Schmitt. C.G., J.D. All, R.J. Cole, A. Celestian, and W.P. Arnott, 2014: The remote detection of black carbon on tropical glaciers. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 80, 385-390.  PDF


Zahawi, R. A., K. D. Holl, R. J. Cole, and J. L. Reid. 2013. Testing applied nucleation as a strategy to facilitate tropical forest recovery. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:88-96. PDF

Lindell, A.C., J.L. Reid, and R.J. Cole. 2013. Planting design effects on avian seed dispersers in a tropical forest restoration experiment. Restoration Ecology 21 (4):515-522.

Loik, M., R.J. Cole, K.D. Holl, and G. Sady. 2013. Photosynthesis of seedlings of Otoba novogranatensis (Myristicaceae) and Ruagea glabra (Meliaceae) in abandoned pasture, secondary forest and plantation habitats in Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical. 61(3):1493-1507.


Cole, R. J., C. M. Litton, M. J. Koontz, and R. K. Loh. 2012. Vegetation recovery 16 years after feral pig removal from a wet Hawaiian forest. Biotropica 44:463-471. PDF

Lindell, C. A., R.J. Cole, K.D. Holl, and R.A. Zahawi. 2012. Migratory bird species in young tropical forest restoration sites: effects of vegetation height, planting design, and season. Bird Conservation International 22:94-105.


Cole, R.J., K.D. Holl, C.L. Keene, and R.A. Zahawi. 2011. Direct seeding of late-successional trees to restore tropical montane forest. Forest Ecology and Management 261:1590-1597. PDF

Celentano, D., R.A. Zahawi, B. Finegan, R. Ostertag, R.J. Cole, and K.D. Holl. 2011. Litterfall dynamics under different tropical forest restoration strategies in Costa Rica. Biotropica 43:279-287.

Celentano, D., R.A. Zahawi, B. Finegan, F. Casanoves, R. Ostertag, R.J. Cole, and K.D. Holl. 2011. Tropical forest restoration in Costa Rica: the effect of several strategies on litter production, accumulation and decomposition. Revista de Biologia Tropical 59:1323-1336.

Holl, K.D., R.A. Zahawi, R.J. Cole, R. Ostertag, and S. Cordell. 2011 Planting seedlings in tree islands versus plantations as a large-scale tropical forest restoration strategy. Restoration Ecology 19:470-479.


Cole, R.J., K.D. Holl, and R.A. Zahawi. 2010 Seed rain under tree islands planted to restore degraded lands in a tropical agricultural landscape. Ecological Applications 20:1255-1269. PDF

Cole, R.J. 2010 Social and environmental impacts of payments for environmental services for agroforestry on small-scale farms in southern Costa Rica. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 17:208-216.PDF


Cole, R.J. 2009. Postdispersal seed fate of tropical montane trees in an agricultural landscape, Southern Costa Rica. Biotropica 41:319-327. PDF

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