John Battles

University of California Berkeley
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720
Hubbard Brook Role: 
Investigator, Scientific Coordinating Committee
Research Interests: 

The goal of our lab is to know how and why forests change. Given the scope of human enterprise (e.g., pollution, land transformations, biotic additions and losses), many forest ecosystems are experiencing fundamentally novel challenges. In the face of this uncertainty, we need to understand the dynamics well enough to anticipate the likely direction and magnitude of responses. These insights must apply to forests in the real world with all the attendant complexities. Therefore robust, quantitative field studies form the core of my research program. The objective is to produce answers to pertinent questions that a physicist accepts as valid and that a naturalist acknowledges as authentic. Currently our research centers on three basic questions: 1) the interactive control of the disturbance regime on ecosystem processes; 2) the explicit effects of tree demography on community composition and ecosystem function; and 3) the mechanisms of resource capture and allocation in forests under conditions of multiple resource limitation.

Hubbard Brook Publications by this Author

Falster, Daniel S, Remko A Duursma, Masae I Ishihara, Diego R Barneche, Richard G FitzJohn, Angelica Vårhammar, Masahiro Aiba, Makoto Ando, Niels Anten, Michael J Aspinwall, Jennifer L Baltzer, Christopher Baraloto, Michael Battaglia, John J Battles, Ben Bond-Lamberty, Michiel van Breugel, James Camac, Yves Claveau, Lluís Coll, Masako Dannoura, Sylvain Delagrange, Jean-Christophe Domec, Farrah Fatemi, Wang Feng, Veronica Gargaglione, Yoshiaki Goto, Akio Hagihara, Jefferson S Hall, Steve Hamilton, Degi Harja, Tsutom Hiura, Robert Holdaway, Lindsay S Hutley, Tomoaki Ichie, Eric J Jokela, Anu Kantola, Jeff WG Kelly, Tanaka Kenzo, David King, Brian D Kloeppel, Takashi Kohyama, Akira Komiyama, Jean-Paul Laclau, Christopher H Lusk, Douglas A Maguire, Guerric le Maire, Annikki Mäkelä, Lars Markesteijn, John Marshall, Katherine McCulloh, Itsuo Miyata, Karel Mokany, Shigeta Mori, Randall W Myster, Masahiro Nagano, Shawna L Naidu, Yann Nouvellon, Anthony P O'Grady, Kevin L O'Hara, Toshiyuki Ohtsuka, Noriyuki Osada, Olusegun O Osunkoya, Pablo Luis Peri, Any Mary Petritan, Lourens Poorter, Angelika Portsmuth, Catherine Potvin, Johannes Ransijn, Douglas Reid, Sabina C Ribeiro, Scott D Roberts, Rolando Rodríguez, Angela Saldaña-Acosta, Ignacio Santa-Regina, Kaichiro Sasa, Galia N. Selaya, Stephen C Sillett, Frank Sterck, Kentaro Takagi, Takeshi Tange, Hiroyuki Tanouchi, David Tissue, Toru Umehara, Hajime Utsugi, Matthew A Vadeboncoeur, Fernando Valladares, Petteri Vanninen, Jian R Wang, Elizabeth Wenk, Richard Williams, Fabiano de Aquino Ximenes, Atsushi Yamaba, Toshihiro Yamada, Takuo Yamakura, Ruth D Yanai, and Robert A York. 2015. Baad: A Biomass And Allometry Database For Woody Plants: Ecological Archives E096-128. Ecology 96(5): 1445 - 1445.
Campbell, John L, Amey S Bailey, Christopher Eagar, Mark B Green, and John J Battles. 2013. Vegetation Treatments And Hydrologic Responses At The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire. In: Camp, A.E.; Irland, L.C.; Carroll, C.J.W., eds. Long-term silvicultural & ecological studies: Results for science and nanagement. Volume 2. Yale University, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Research Paper 013: 1 - 9.