David Lutz

Research Assistant Professor

David Lutz is a forest ecologist with a background in simulation modeling, remote sensing, and ecological economics. His research investigates forest ecosystem services and their response to environmental and anthropogenic disturbance through the use of ecological and economic models. He is particularly focused on calculating the value of non-market and biogeochemical processes and properties of forests and elucidating tradeoffs between these services under future climate and management scenarios. Since 2012 David has been a post-doctoral research associate on the New Hampshire NSF EPSCoR project, researching how New Hampshire's forests will respond to climate and land-use change and what how that will influence the flow of ecosystem services to the residents of the state.

Curriculum Vitae
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Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2010
M.S. University of Virginia, 2008
B.S. Wake Forest University, 2004

Selected publications

Lutz, D. A., Burakowski, E. A., Murphy, M. B.*, Borsuk, M. E., Niemiec, R. M.*, and Howarth, R. B. Tradeoffs between Three Forest Ecosystem Services across the State of New Hampshire: Timber, Carbon, and Albedo. Minor Revisions: Ecological Applications.

Lutz, D. A. and Howarth, R. B. The Price of Snow: The Use of Climate Metrics for Forest Albedo Valuation. In 2nd Round of Revision: Environmental Research Letters.

McDermott, S.M., Howarth, R. B., and Lutz, D. A. 2015. Addressing the assumption of carbon neutrality: Analysis of the Northern Forest. Land Economics, 91(2), 197-210.

Niemiec, R. A.*, Lutz, D. A., and Howarth, R. B. 2014. Incorporating Carbon Storage into the Optimal Management of Forest Insect Pests: A Case Study of the Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus Frontalis Zimmerman) in the New Jersey Pinelands, Environmental Management, 54(4), 875-887.

Lutz, D.A. and Howarth, R. B. 2014. Valuing Albedo as an Ecosystem Service: Implications for Forest Management. Climatic Change, 124, 53-63. DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1109-0

Lutz, D. A., Powell, R. L., and Silman, M. R. 2013. Four Decades of Andean Timberline Migration and Implications for Biodiversity Loss with Climate Change. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e74496. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074496

Lutz, D. A., Shugart, H. H., Ershov, D. V., Shuman, J. K., and Isaev, A. S. 2013 Boreal forest sensitivity to increased temperatures at multiple successional stages. Annals of Forest Science, 1-10.

Lutz, D. A., White, M. A., Shugart, H. H. 2012. Sensitivity of Russian forest timber harvest and carbon storage to temperature increase. Forestry (86), 283-293.

Browne, R., Lutz, D. A*. 2010. Lake ecosystem effects associated with top-predator removal due to selenium toxicity. Hydrobiologia, 655 (1), 137-148.

Lutz, D. A., Washington-Allen, R. A., and Shugart, H. H. 2008. Remote Sensing of Boreal Forest Biophysical and Inventory Parameters: A Review. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Special Issue: Remote characterization of vegetation structure and productivity: plant to landscape scales, 34 (supp 2), pg. S286-S313.

Pitman, N. C. A., Azáldegui, M. D. C. L., Salas, K., Vigo, G. T., and Lutz, D. A*. 2006. Written Accounts of an Amazonian Landscape over the Last 450 Years. Conservation Biology, 21(1), pg. 253-262.

* indicates research performed as an undergraduate

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