Publications to Date
Ellsworth LM, Dale AP, Litton CM, Miura T (In Press) Improved fuel moisture prediction in non-native tropical Megathyrsus maximus grasslands using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) derived vegetation indices. International Journal of Wildland Fire.
Powell K, Ellsworth LM, Litton CM, Oleson KLL, Ammondt S (In press) Towards cost-effective restoration: Scaling up restoration in ecosystems degraded by nonnative invasive grass and ungulates. Pacific Science.
Hawbaker TJ, Trauernicht C, Howard SM, Litton CM, Giardina CP, Jacobi JD, Fortini LB, Hughes RF, Selmants PC, Zhu Z (2017) Wi ldland Fires and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Hawaii. Pages 57-73 in Selmants PC, Giardina CP, Jacobi JD, Zhu Z, (eds). Baseline and projected future carbon storage and carbon fluxes in ecosystems of Hawai‘i. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1834. (PDF)
Ellsworth LM, Litton CM, Leary JJK (2015) Restoration impacts on fuels and fire potential in a dryland tropical ecosystem dominated by the invasive grass Megathyrsus maximus. Restoration Ecology, 23, 955-963. (PDF)
Friday J, Cordell S, Giardina C, Inman-Narahari F, Koch N, Leary JK, Litton C, Trauernicht C (2015) Future directions for forest restoration in Hawai‘i. New Forests, 46, 733-746. (PDF)
Trauernicht C, Pickett E, Giardina CP, Litton CM, Cordell S, Beavers A (2015) The contemporary scale and context of wildfire in Hawaiʻi. Pacific Science, 69, 427-444. (PDF)
Evans EW, Ellsworth LM, Litton CM (2015) Impact of grazing on fine fuels and potential wildfire behavior in a non-native tropical grassland. Pacific Conservation Biology, 21, 126-132. (PDF)
Pierce AD, Mcdaniel S, Wasser M, Ainsworth A, Litton CM, Giardina CP, Cordell S (2014) Using a prescribed fire to test custom and standard fuel models for fire behavior prediction in a non-native, grass-invaded tropical dry shrubland. Applied Vegetation Science, 17, 700-710. (PDF)
Ellsworth LM, Litton CM, Dale AP, Miura T (2014) Invasive grasses change landscape structure and fire behavior in Hawaii. Applied Vegetation Science, 17, 680-689. (PDF)
Ammondt SA, Litton CM, Ellsworth LM, Leary JK (2013) Restoration of native plant communities in a Hawaiian dry lowland ecosystem dominated by the invasive grass Megathyrsus maximus. Applied Vegetation Science, 16, 29-39. (PDF)
Ellsworth LM, Litton CM, Taylor AD, Kauffman JB (2013) Spatial and temporal variability of guinea grass (Megathyrsus maximus) fuel loads and moisture on Oahu, Hawaii. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 22, 1083-1092. (PDF)
Ammondt SA, Litton CM (2012) Competition between native Hawaiian plants and the invasive grass Megathyrsus maximus: Implications of functional diversity for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology, 20, 638-646. (PDF)
Litton CM, Kauffman JB (2008) Allometric models for predicting aboveground biomass in two widespread woody plants in Hawaii. Biotropica 40:313-320 (PDF)