Selected Publications by Michael Dietze

*Denotes current or former postdoc or student.

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Dietze MC, Fox A, Beck-Johnson LM, Betancourt JL, Hooten BM, Jarnevich CS, Keitt TH, Kenny MA, Laney CM, Larsen LG, Loescher HW, Lunch CK, Pijanowski BC, Randerson JT, Read EK, Tredennick AT, Vargas R, Weathers KC, White EP, 2018. “Iterative near-term ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges.” PNAS.


Fisher RA, CK Koven, WRL Anderegg, BR Christoffersen, MC Dietze, C Farrior, JA Holm, G Hurtt, RG Knox, PJ Lawrence, JW Lichstein, M Lngo, AM Matheny, D Medvigy, HC Muller-Landau, TL Powell, SP Serbin, H Sato, J Shuman, B Smith, AT Trugman, T Viskari, H Verbeeck, E Weng, C Xu, X Xu, T Zhang, P Moorcroft, 2017. “Vegetation Demographics in Earth System Models: a review of progress and priorities.” Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.139100.

Rollinson CR*, Y Liu Y, A Raiho, DJP Moore, J McLachlan, DA Bishop, A Dye, JH Matthes, A Hessl, T Hickler, N Pederson, B Poulter, T Quaife, K Schaefer, J Steinkamp and MC Dietze, 2017. “Emergent climate and CO2 sensitivities of net primary productivity in ecosystem models do not agree with empirical data in temperate forests of eastern North America.” Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.13626.

LeBauer D, R Kooper, P Mulrooney, S Rohde, D Wang, SP Long, MC Dietze, 2017. “BETYDB: a yield, trait, and ecosystem service database applied to second-generation bioenergy feedstock production.” GCB Energy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12420.


Goring, S., Mladenoff, D. J., Cogbill, C. V., Record, S., Paciorek, C. J., Jackson, S. T., Dietze, M. C., Dawson, A., Matthes, J. H.*, McLachlan, J. S., Williams, J. W., 2016. “Novel and lost forests in the upper Midwestern United States, from new estimates of settlement-era composition, stem density, and biomass.” PLOS ONE.

Rogers, A., Medlyn, B. E., Dukes, J. S., Bonan, G., von Caemmerer, S., Dietze, M. C., Kattge, J., Leakey, A. D. B., Mercado, L. M., Niinemets, Ü., Prentice, I. C., Serbin, S. P.*, Sitch, S., Way, D. A., Zaehle, S., 2016. “A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models.” New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.14283.

Matthes, J. H.*, Goring, S., Williams, J. W., Dietze, M. C., 2016. “Benchmarking historical CMIP5 plant functional types across the Upper Midwest and Northeastern United States.” Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. doi:10.1002/2015JG003175


Becknell, J.M., A.R. Desai, M.C. Dietze, G. Starr, J.F. Franklin, A. Pourmokhtarian, J. Hall, P.C. Stoy, P.A. Duffy, M.W. Binford, L.R. Boring, C.L. Staudhammer. 2015. Assessing the effects of interactions among changing climate, management, and disturbance on forests: A macrosystems approach. BioScience, 65.3: 263-274, doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu234

Medlyn, B, S Zaehle, M De Kauwe, A Walker, M Dietze, P Hanson, T Hickler, A Jain, Y Luo, W Parton, IC Prentice, P Thornton, S Wang, YP Wang, E Weng, C Iversen, H McCarthy, J Warren, R Oren, R Norby. 2015 “Using ecosystem experiments to improve vegetation models” Nature Climate Change doi:10.1038/nclimate2621

Viskari T, B Hardiman, A Desai, M Dietze. Model-data assimilation of multiple phenological observations to constrain and predict leaf area index. Ecological Applications. 25:546-558,


De Kauwe M, B Medlyn, S Zaehle, A Walker, S Asao, M Dietze, B El-Masri, T Hickler, A Jain, Y Luo, W Parton, IC Prentice, B Smith, P Thornton, S Wang, Y-P Wang, D Wårlind, E Weng, P Hanson. Where does the carbon go? A model-data intercomparison of carbon allocation at two temperate forest free-air CO2 enrichment sites. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.12847

Dietze M, J Hatala Matthes*. A general ecophysiological framework for modeling the impact of pests and pathogens on forest ecosystems. Ecology Letters 17.11:1418-1426. doi: 10.1111/ele.12345

Dietze, M. C., Sala, A., Carbone, M. S., Czimczik, C. I., Mantooth, J. A.*, Richardson, A. D., and Vargas, R. (2014). Nonstructural Carbon in Woody Plants. Annual Reviews in Plant Biology., 65(2), 1-22. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-050213-040054 

Dietze, M. C., Serbin, S. P., Davidson, C., Desai, A. R., Feng, X., Kelly, R., Kooper, R., LeBauer, L., *Mantooth, J., McHenry, K., and Wang, D. (2014). A quantitative assessment of a terrestrial biosphere model’s data needs across North American biomes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. doi: 10.1002/2013JG002392

Fisher J, M Sikka, W Oechel, D Huntzinger, J Melton, C Koven, A Ahlström, A Arain, I Baker, J Chen, P Ciais, C Davidson*, M Dietze, B El-Masri, D Hayes, C Huntingford, A Jain, P Levy, M Lomas, B Poulter, D Price, A Sahoo, K Schaefer, H Tian, E Tomelleri, H Verbeeck, N Viovy, R Wania, N Zeng, C Miller. 2014. Carbon cycle uncertainty in the Alaskan Arctic. Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 2887-2932 doi:10.5194/bgd-11-2887-2014

Matheny A, G Bohrer, P Stoy, I Baker, A Black, A Desai, M Dietze, C Gough, V Ivanov, P Jassal, K Novick, K Schäfer, H Verbeeck. Characterizing the diurnal patterns of errors in land-surface models’ prediction of evapotranspiration: an NACP analysis., Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences., 119.7, 1458-1473. DOI: 10.1002/2014JG002623

McHenry K, J Lee, M Dietze, P Kumar, B Minsker, R Marciano, L Marini, R Kooper, D Mattson. 2014. DIBBs Brown Dog, PaaS for SaaS for PaaS. Proceedings of XSEDE14 pdf

Niu S, Y Luo, M Dietze, T Keenan, Z Shi, J Li, FS Chapin III. 2014. The role of data assimilation in predictive ecology. Ecosphere. 5.5,

Walker A, P Hanson, M De Kauwe, B Medlyn, S Zaehle, S Asao, M Dietze, T Hickler, C Huntingford, C Iversen, A Jain, M Lomas, Y Luo, H McCarthy, W Parton, IC Prentice, P Thornton, S Wang, Y-P Wang, D Warlind, E Weng, J Warren, I Woodward, R Oren, R Norby. Comprehensive ecosystem model-data synthesis using multiple datasets at two temperate forest free-air CO2 enrichment experiments: model performance at ambient CO2 concentration. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeoscience. DOI: 10.1002/2013JG002553

Zaehle, S., Medlyn, B. E., De Kauwe, M. G., Walker, A. P., Dietze, M. C., Hickler, T., Luo, Y., Wang, Y.-P., El-Masri, B., Thornton, P., Jain, A., Wang, S., Warlind, D., Weng, E., Parton, W., Iversen, C. M., Gallet-Budynek, A., McCarthy, H., Finzi, A., Hanson, P. J., Prentice, I. C., Oren, R. and Norby, R. J. (2014), Evaluation of 11 terrestrial carbon–nitrogen cycle models against observations from two temperate Free-Air CO2 Enrichment studies. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.12697


De Kauwe, M. G., Medlyn, B. E., Zaehle, S., Walker, A. P., Dietze, M.C., Hickler, T., Jain AK, Luo Y, Parton WJ, Prentice IC, Smith B, Thornton PE, Wang S, Wang YP,Wårlind D, Weng E, Crous KY, Ellsworth DS, Hanson PJ, Seok Kim H, Warren JM, Oren R, Norby RJ. (2013) Forest water use and water use efficiency at elevated CO2 : a model-data intercomparison at two contrasting temperate forest FACE sites. Global Change Biology. 19(6): 1759-79. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12164

Dietze M. 2013. Gaps in knowledge and data driving uncertainty in models of photosynthesis. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-013-9836-z 

Dietze, M.C., D. LeBauer, R. Kooper.  On improving the communication between models and data.  Plant, Cell, and Environment 36.9: 1575-1585. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12043

Feng, X. and M. Dietze. 2013. Scale-dependence in the effects of leaf economic traits on photosynthesis: Bayesian parameterization of photosynthesis models. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph.12454

Kooper, R., McHenry, K., Dietze, M. C., LeBauer, D. S., Serbin, S., Desai, A. (2013). Ecological cyberinfrastructure and HPC towards more accurately predicting future levels of greenhouse gases. Proceedings of XSEDE13: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment pdf

LeBauer D.S., M.C. Dietze, B.M. Bolker. 2013. Translating Probability Density Functions: From R to BUGS and Back Again. R Journal Vol. 5/1, June, 207-209 pdf

LeBauer, D.S., D. Wang, M.C. Dietze.  Feedbacks between measurements and models facilitated by scientific workflows.  Ecological Monographs. 83: 133-154.

Stoy P., M.C. Dietze, et al. 2013. Evaluating the agreement between measurements and modelsof net ecosystem exchange at different times and time scales using wavelet coherence: an example using data from the North American Carbon Program Site-Level Interim Synthesis. Biogeoscience Discussions 10, 3039-3077 doi:10.5194/bgd-10-3039-2013

Urban, M.A., D.M. Nelson, R.K. Kelly, T. Ibrahim, M. C. Dietze, A. Pearson, F. S. Hu.  2013. Classifying del13C values of individual grains of C3 and C4 grass pollen using a hierarchical Bayesian approach. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 121: 168-176 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.07.019

Wang, D, D. LeBauer, M.C. Dietze. 2013. Predicted yields of short-rotation hybrid poplar (Populus spp.) for the contiguous US.  Ecological Applications 23.4: 944-958

Wang, D., LeBauer, D., Kling, G., Voigt, T., Diezte, M. C.. (2013) Ecophysiological screening of tree species for biomass production: trade-off between production and water use. Ecosphere 4 (11):10.1890/ES13-00156.1


Davis, S., M. Dietze, E. DeLucia, C. Field, S. Hamburg, S. Loarie, W. Parton, M. Potts, B. Ramage, D. Wang, H. Youngs, S. Long. Harvesting carbon from eastern US forests. Forests 3(2), 370-397; doi:10.3390/f3020370

Hicke, J.A., C.D. Allen, A.R. Desai, M.C. Dietze, R.J. Hall, E.H. Hogg, D.M. Kashian, D, Moore, K.F. Raffa, R.N. Sturrock, J. Vogelmann.. 2012. The effects of biotic disturbances on the North American carbon cycle. Global Change Biology  18: 7-34.  DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02543.x

Keenan, T.F., I. Baker, A. Barr, P. Ciais, K. Davis, M. C. Dietze, D. Dragoni, C. M. Gough, R. Grant, D. Hollinger, K. Hufkens, B. Poulter, H. McCaughey, B. Raczka, Y. Ryu, K. Schaefer, H. Tian, H. Verbeeck, M. Zhoa, and A. D. Richardson. 2012. Evaluation of terrestrial biosphere model performance for land-atmosphere CO2 exchange on inter-annual time scales: Results from the North American Carbon Program interim site synthesis. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02678.x

Kumar, J., B. Brooks, P. Thornton, M. Dietze. 2012. Sub-daily Statistical Time Downscaling of Meteorological Variables Using Neural Networks. Procedia Computer Science 9: 887–896 doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.04.095

Nair S. Surendran, S. Kang, X. Zhang, F. Miguez, R.C. Izaurralde, W.M. Post, M.C. Dietze, L.R. Lynd, and S.D.Wullschleger.  2012.  Bioenergy crop models: Descriptions, data requirements and future challenges.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 4(6): 620-633 DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01166.x

Richardson, M. C. Dietze, et al. 2012. Terrestrial biosphere models need better representation of vegetation phenology: Results from the North American Carbon Program Interim Synthesis. Global Change Biology 18, 566–584. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02562.x

Schaefer  K., …, M. C. Dietze, et al. 2012. A Model-Data Comparison of Gross Primary Productivity: Results from the North American Carbon Program Site Synthesis. JGR-Biogeosciences doi:10.1029/2012JG001960

Wang, D., M.W. Maughan, J. Sun, X. Feng, F. Miguez, D.K. Lee, M.C. Dietze. 2012.  Impacts of nitrogen allocation on growth and photosynthesis of Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus)  Global Change Biology Bioenergy 4(6): 688-697 DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01167.x