Selected Publications by Lucy Hutyra

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Reinmann, A. B.*, Hutyra, L. R., 2016. “Edge effects enhance carbon uptake and its vulnerability to climate change in temperate broadleaf forests.” PNAS.


Gurney, K.R., Romero-Lankao, P., Seto, K.C., Hutyra, L.R., Duren, R., Kennedy, C., Grimm, N. B., Ehleringer, J. R., Marcotullio, P., Hughes, S., Pinceti, S., Chester, M. V., Runfola, D.M., Feddema, J.J., Sperling, J. (2015). Climate change: Track urban emissions on a human scale. Nature, 525: 179-81. doi: 10.1038/525179a

Gately, C. K.*, Hutyra, L.R.Sue Wing, I. (2015). 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. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421723112

Kettredge, D. B., Short Gianotti, A. G.Hutyra, L. R., Foster, D. R., Getson, J. M. (2015). “Landowner coservation awareness across rural-to-urban gradients in Massachusetts” Biological Conservation, 184. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.01.001

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.. (2015). 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. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416261112.

Ng, B.J.L.Hutyra, L.R.Nguyen, H.T., Cobb, A., Fuu-Ming, K., Harvey, C., Gandois, L.  Carbon fluxes from an urban tropical grassland. Environment Pollution, 203:227-234, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.009

Templer, P. H., Toll, J. W., Hutyra, L. R., Raciti, R. M.* (2015). “Nitrogen and carbon export from urban areas through removal and export of litter fall.” Environmental Pollution, 198: 256-261. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2014.11.016


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, DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000255

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. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.04.018


*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 (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.070).

*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. (DOI 10.1007/s10533-013-9861-1).

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, DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000258


Alberti, M. and L. R. Hutyra. 2013. 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. (link)

*Briber, B.M., Hutyra, L. R., Dunn, A.L., *Raciti, S.M., Munger, J.W., 2013. Variations in atmospheric CO2 and carbon fluxes across a Boston, MA urban gradient. Land 2(3): 304-327. doi:10.3390/land2030304

*Gately, C. K., Hutyra, L. R., Sue Wing, I., *Brondfield, M.N., 2013. 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. DOI: 10.1021/es304238v

Hepinstall-Cymerman, J., Coe, S., Hutyra L. R. 2013.Patterns of land cover change in central Puget Sound, Washington, 1986-2007. Urban Ecosystems 16:109-129. doi: 10.1007/s11252-011-0206-3

Phillips, N. G., Ackley, R. Crosson, E. R. Down, A., Hutyra, L. R., *Brondfield, M., Karr, J. D., Zhao, K., Jackson, R. B., 2013. Mapping urban pipeline leaks: methane leaks across Boston. Environmental Pollution 173:1-4. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.11.003

*Rao, P., Hutyra, L. R., *Raciti, S. M., Finzi, A. C., 2013. Field and remotely sensed measures of soil and vegetation carbon and nitrogen across an urbanization gradient in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Urban Exosystems 16:593-616. doi: 10.1007/s11252-013-0291-6

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., (2013). 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. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.04.031


*Brondfield, M. N., Hutyra L. R., *Gately, C., *Raciti S.M., Peterson S. A., 2012. Modeling and validation of on-road CO2 emissions inventories at the urban regional scale. Environmental Pollution 170:113-123. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.06.003

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

Kim, Y., Knox, R. G., Longo, M., Medvigy, D., Hutyra, L. R., Pyle, E. H., Wofsy, S. C., Bras, R. L., Moorcroft, P. R., 2012. Seasonal carbon dynamics and water fluxes in an Amazonian rainforest. Global Change Biology 18.4:1322-1334. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02629.x

*Raciti, S. M., Hutyra, L. R., Finzi, A. C. 2012. Depleted soil carbon and nitrogen stocks under impervious surfaces. Environment Pollution 164:248-251. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.01.046

*Raciti, S. M., Hutyra, L R., *Rao, P., Finzi, A. C., 2012. Inconsistent definitions of “urban” result in different conclusions about the size of urban carbon and nitrogen stocks Ecological Applications 22.3: 1015-1035.

Seto, K.C., B. Güneralp, Hutyra L. H., 2012. 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. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1211658109