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Hakkenberg, C.R., Atkins, J.W., Brodie, J.F., Burns, P., Cushman, S., Jantz, P., Kaszta, Z., Quinn, C.A., Rose, M.D., and S.J. Goetz. (2023) Inferring alpha, beta, and gamma plant diversity across biomes with GEDI spaceborne lidar. Environmental Research: Ecology

Atkins, J., P. Bhatt, L. Carrasco, E. Francis, J. E. Garabedian, C. R. Hakkenberg, B.S. Hardiman, J. Jung, A. Koirala, E. A. LaRue, S. Oh, G. Shao, A. Spiers, A. Stovall, T. Surasinghe, X. Tai, L. Zhai, T. Zhang, and K. Krause. (2023). Integrating forest structural diversity measurement into ecological research. Ecosphere. 14(9), e4633.


Hakkenberg, C.R., Tang, H., Burns, P., and S.J. Goetz (2023). Canopy structure from space using GEDI lidar. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 21.1: 55-56.

Brodie, JF., Mohd–Azlan, J., Chen, C., Wearn, OR., Deith, M., Ball, J., Slade, EM., Burslem, D., Teoh, SW., Williams, PJ., Nguyen, A., Moore, JH., Goetz, SJ., Cushman, S., Hakkenberg, CR., Kaszta, Z., Burns, P., Jantz, P., Coomes, D., Reynolds, G., Helmy, OE., Rodriguez, JP., Jetz, W. and MS. Luskin. (2023). Landscape-scale benefits of protected areas for tropical biodiversity. Nature. 620, 807–812.

Quinn, C.A., Burns, B., Hakkenberg, C. R., Salas, L., Pasch, B., Goetz, S. J., M. L. Clark (2023). Soundscape components inform acoustic index patterns and refine estimates of bird species richness. Frontiers in Remote Sensing.

LaRue, E.A., R. Fahey, B. Aleveshere, J.W. Atkins, P. Bhatt, B. Buma, S. Cousins, J.M. Elliott, A. Elmore, C.R. Hakkenberg, B. Hardiman, J. Johnson, D. Kashian, A. Koirala, M. Papes, J.B. St. Hilliare, T. Surasinghe, J. Zambrano, L. Zhai, and S. Fei. (2023). A framework for the ecological role of structural diversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 21.1: 4-13. 

Atkins, J.W., Costanza, J., Dahlin, K., Dannenberg, M., Elmore, A., Fitzpatrick, M., Hakkenberg, C.R., Hardiman, B., Kamoske, A., LaRue, E. McNeil, D.J., Silva, C.A., Stovall, A.E.L. and E.K. Tielens (2023). Ecological implications of the scale-dependency of lidar-derived measures of ecosystem structure. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 00, 1– 16.

Dwivedi, D., A.L.D. Santos, M.A. Barnard, T.M. Crimmins, A. Malhotra, K.A. Rod, K.S. Aho, S.M. Bell, B. Bonfim, F.Q. Brearley, H. Cadillo-Quiroz, J. Chen, C.M. Gough, E.B. Graham, C.R. Hakkenberg, L. Haygood, G. Koren, E. Lilleskov, L.K. Meredith, S. Naeher, Z. Nickerson, O. Pourret, H.-S. Song, M. Stahl, N. Taş, R. Vargas, and S. Weintraub-Leff. (2022) Biogeosciences Perspectives on Integrated, Coordinated, Open, Networked (ICON) Science. AGU Earth and Space Science. 9. 3. e2021EA002119. 

Wang, C.J., Elmore, A.J. Numata, I., Cochrane, M.A., Lei, S.G., Hakkenberg, C.R., Li, Y.Y., Zhao, Z.B., and Tian Y. (2022). A framework for improving wall-to-wall canopy height mapping by integrating GEDI LiDAR. Remote Sensing. 14, no. 15: 3618. 

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Song, Y., C.J. Zajic, T. Hwang, C.R. Hakkenberg, and K. Zhu. (2021) Plant phenological shift fails to keep pace with climate change in human-modified landscapes. AGU Advances.

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Zhang, Y.L., C. Song, T. Hwang, K Novick, J.W. Coulston, J. Vose, M.P. Dannenberg, C.R. Hakkenberg, J. Mao, and C.E. Woodcock. (2021). Land use/cover change-induced decline in terrestrial gross primary production over conterminous United States from 2001 to 2016. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

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Hakkenberg, C.R., D.D. Tarasi, S.C. Cushman, and R.K. Peet. (2021). Community - Continuum in Biogeography. In: International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley-AAG, Oxford, UK. 

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Cawse-Nicholson, K. et al. (2021). The world of surface imaging algorithms: NASA’s Surface Biology and Geology Designated Observables. Remote Sensing of Environment. 257, 112349.

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Fagua, J.C., Jantz, P., Burns, P., Massey, R., Buitrago, J.Y., Saatchi, S., Hakkenberg, C.R., and S.J. Goetz. (2021). Mapping tree diversity in the tropical forest region of Chocó-Colombia. Environmental Research Letters.

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Hakkenberg, C.R., Peet, R.K., Wentworth, T.R., Zhu, K., and Schafale, M. P. (2020). Tree canopy cover constrains the fertility–diversity relationship in plant communities of the southeastern USA. Ecology.

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Hakkenberg, C.R., M.P. Dannenberg, C. Song, and G. Vinci. (2020). Automated continuous fields prediction from Landsat time series: application to fractional impervious cover. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. *

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Hakkenberg, C. R. (2019). Houston Subannual Percent Impervious (SPI) Land Cover Dataset: 1997-2018. [Data set]. Rice University-Kinder Institute: UDP. 

Hakkenberg, C.R., Dannenberg, M.P., Song, C. and K.B. Ensor. (2019). Characterizing multi-decadal, annual land cover change dynamics in Houston, TX based on automated classification of Landsat imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 40 (2) 693-718. *

Dannenberg, M.P, C. Song, and Hakkenberg, C.R. (2018).  A long-term, consistent land cover database for the southeastern United States using Automatic Adaptive Signature Generalization (AASG). Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 84 (9): 559–568.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2018). Greater Houston Land Cover Change Dataset: 1997-2017 (Version 2). Rice University-Kinder Institute: Urban Data Platform.

Hakkenberg, C.R., Zhu, K., Peet, R.K., and C. Song. (2018). Mapping multi-scale vascular plant species richness in a Carolina Piedmont landscape using LiDAR-hyperspectral remote sensing. Ecology. 99(2), 474-487.

Hakkenberg, C.R., R.K. Peet, D.L. Urban, and C. Song. (2018). Modeling plant compositional community-continua in a Piedmont forest landscape with LiDAR-hyperspectral remote sensing. Ecological Applications. 28(1), 177-190.

Zhang, Q., C.R. Hakkenberg and C. Song. (2018). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Forest Conservation Policies with Multi-temporal Remotely Sensed Imagery. In: Comprehensive Remote Sensing (Volume 9): Remote Sensing Applications for Societal Benefits. Elsevier.

Hakkenberg, C.R., D.D. Tarasi, and R.K. Peet. (2017). Community/Continuum in Biogeography. In: International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley-AAG, Oxford, UK.


Hakkenberg, C.R., Song, C., Peet, R.K., and P.S. White. (2016). Forest Structure as a Predictor of Tree Species Diversity in the North Carolina Piedmont. Journal of Vegetation Science. 27(6), 1151-1163.

Song, C., Chen J., Hwang, T. Gonsamo, A, Croft H., Zhang, Q., Dannenberg, M., Zhang, Y., Hakkenberg, C.R., Li, J. (2015). Ecological Characterization of Vegetation Using Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing in the Solar Reflective Spectrum. In: Remote Sensing Handbook (Volume 2): Land Resources Monitoring, Modeling, and Mapping with Remote Sensing. Taylor and Francis.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2008). Biodiversity and Sacred Sites: Vernacular Conservation Practices in Northwest Yunnan, China. Worldviews: Environment, Culture and Religion. 12 (1).


Other Publications and Data Products


Hakkenberg, C. R. (2019). Houston Subannual Percent Impervious (SPI) Land Cover Dataset: 1997-2018. [Data set]. Rice University-Kinder Institute: UDP.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2018). Greater Houston Land Cover Change Dataset: 1997-2017 (Version 2) [Data set]. Rice University-Kinder Institute: Urban Data Platform.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2017). Mapping Plant Diversity and Composition Across North Carolina Piedmont Forest Landscapes Using Lidar-Hyperspectral Remote Sensing. Ph.D. Dissertation, Curriculum for Environment and Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dannenberg, M.P., Hakkenberg, C.R.  and C. Song. (2016). Automatic Adaptive Signature Generalization (AASG) in R. DOI: 10.17632/s7c3vfr84w.1

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2008). Greener Forests: Vernacular Conservation Practices and Biodiversity in Southwest China. VDM Press.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2008). Re-articulating Literary Dissent: An Analysis of Wang Shuo's Playing for Thrills, VDM Press.

Hakkenberg, C.R. (2007). 文化对话: Cultural Dialogues in 汉语世界 - The World of Chinese. Vol. 1.

Tu, W. (2006). 笔论中国 [Writings on China] in S. Feng and Y. Feng, 用中文谈中国 [China Issues in Chinese Prose]. Trans. C.R. Hakkenberg. Beijing, PRC: BLCU Press.

Feng, S. and Y. Feng (2006). 序言 [Preface] in文以载道: 汉语综合教程(五年级) [Writing and Truth: A Comprehensive Course in Mandarin (Level 5)]. Trans. C.R. Hakkenberg. Beijing, PRC: Higher Education Press.

Wu, Y. (2004). 扶贫开发与环境协调指导手册 [Harmonizing the Development of Poverty Alleviation and the Environment: A Guide Book]. Trans. C.R. Hakkenberg. Kunming, PRC: WWF and Yunnan Government Poverty Alleviation Office.

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