Forest Sciences Centre 3609
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
phone: 6048271785

Research Areas

Landscape ecology & spatial analysis
Historical ecology, especially reconstructing and assessing land-use legacies
Quantifying and mapping ecosystem services
Trade-offs between conservation & poverty alleviation
Temperate and tropical forest and agroforestry systems

Current Graduate Students

Lauren Nerfa,
Forest dependence and restoration in Malawi
Libin TL,
Biodiversity vs agricultural productivity in organic rice paddies in Kerala, India
Gabriela Barragan,
Climate-resilient forest restoration in Ecuador
Hyeone Park,
Urban food forestry and community resilience
Tara Bergeson,
Ecosystem services and human well-being

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Laura Vang Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Previous Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Theraesa Coyle, M.Sc. 2016 (Conserving God’s own country: biodiversity in agroforestry landscape of Kerala, India)

Emily Clark, M.Sc. 2016 (Historical trends of ecosystem services in Canada, 1911-2011)

A. Thomas Fox, M.Sc. 2015 (Land-use dynamics of Kerala’s agroforestry systems)

Sylvie Wood, Ph.D. 2014 (Land-use legacies in swidden cultivation systems of the Peruvian Amazon)

Martine Larouche, M.Sc. 2013 (Effects of historical land use and landscape configuration on forest plant diversity in an agroforested landscape of southern Quebec)


Current Courses

Winter 2017

CONS452 Global Perspectives Capstone Sections

Examination of global resources and sustainability via scenario evaluation, modelling, and prescription.

Winter 2017

FRST559 Natural Resources Planning Sections

Winter 2017

CONS101 Introduction to Conservation Sections

Seminars on current natural resources conservation and forest sciences topics.

CONS452: Global Perspectives Capstone

Selected Publications


Wood, SLR Rhemtulla, JM Coomes, OT (2017). Cropping history trumps fallow duration in long-term soil and vegetation dynamics of shifting cultivation systems Ecological Applications
Beller, E McClenachan, L Trant, A Sanderson, EW Rhemtulla, JM Guerrini, A Grossinger, R Higgs, E (2017). Toward principles of historical ecology American Journal of Botany
Kirby, K Rhemtulla, JM Gergel, SE (2017). Heterogeneity in ecosystem services: Multi-scale carbon management in tropical forest landscapes. Learning Landscape Ecology, 2nd edition
Renard, D Bennett, EM Rhemtulla, JR (2016). Agro-biodiversity has increased over a 95-year period at sub-regional and regional scales in southern Quebec, Canada. Environmental Research Letters
Coomes, OT Takasaki, Y Rhemtulla, JM (2016). Forests as landscapes of social inequality: tropical forest cover and land distribution among shifting cultivators. Ecology & Society
Tomscha, SA Sutherland, IJ Renard, D Gergel, SE Rhemtulla, JM Bennett, EM Daniels, LD Eddy, IMS Clark, EE (2016). A guide to historical datasets for reconstructing ecosystem services over time BioScience
Chen, DM Tucker, B Badami, MG Ramankutty, N Rhemtulla, JM (2016). A multi-dimensional metric for facilitating sustainable food choices in campus cafeterias Journal of Cleaner Production
SJ Wilson JM Rhemtulla (2016). Acceleration and novelty: community restoration speeds recovery and transforms species composition in young Andean cloud forest Ecological Applications 26(1): 203-218
S Wood JM Rhemtulla OC Coomes (2016). Intensification of tropical fallow-based agriculture: trading ecosystem services for economic gain in shifting cultivation landscapes Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment
D Renard JM Rhemtulla E Bennett (2015). Historical dynamics in ecosystem service bundles Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(43): 13411-13416
MGE Mitchell, E Bennett, A Gonzalez, MJ Lechowicz, JM Rhemtulla, JA Cardille, K Vanderheyden, G Poirier-Ghys, D Remard, S Delmotte, CH Albert, B Rayfield, M Dumitru, H Huang, R Kipp, M Larouche, K Liss, DY Maguire, K Martins, M Terrado, C Ziter, L Taliana, K Dancose (2015). The Monteregie connection: Linking landscapes, biodiversity, and ecosystem services, to improve decision-making Ecology and Society 20(4):15
AM Petty, C Isendahl, H Brenkert-Smith, DJ Goldstein, JM Rhemtulla, A Rahman, T Kumasi (2015). Maintenance and change in social-ecological systems: applying historical ecology to the study of resource management institutions Global Environmental Change 31:1-10
Higgs, E., D.A. Falk, A. Guerrini, M. Hall, J. Harris, R.J. Hobbs, S.T. Jackson, J.M. Rhemtulla, and W. Throop (2014). The changing role of history in restoration ecology Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(9): 499-506
AM Petty, C Isendahl, H Brenkert-Smith, DJ Goldstein, JM Rhemtulla, A Rahman, T Kumasi (2013). The elusive pursuit of interdisciplinarity at the human-environment interface Bioscience 63.9: 745-753
E Heller, JM Rhemtulla, S Lele, M Kalacska, S Badiger, R Sengupta, N Ramankutty (2012). Mapping crop types, irrigated areas, and cropping intensities in heterogeneous landscapes of Southern India using multi-temporal medium resolution imagery: implications for assessing water use in agriculture Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Ramankutty, N., and J.M. Rhemtulla (2012). Can intensive farming save nature? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 455–455.
Coomes, O.T., Y. Takasaki, and J.M. Rhemtulla (2011). Land-use poverty traps identified in shifting cultivation systems shape long-term tropical forest cover Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(34): 13925-13930
Pijanowski, B.C., L.R. Iverson, C.A. Drew, H. Bulley, J.M. Rhemtulla, M.C. Wimberly, A. Bartsch, and J. Peng. (2010). Addressing the interplay of poverty and the ecology of landscapes: A grand challenge topic for landscape ecologists? Landscape ecology 25(1): 5-16
Rhemtulla, J.M., D.J. Mladenoff, and M.K. Clayton (2009). Historical forest baselines reveal potential for continued carbon sequestration Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(15): 6082-6087
Rhemtulla, J.M., D.J. Mladenoff, and M.K. Clayton (2009). Legacies of historical land use on regional forest composition and structure in Wisconsin, USA (mid1800s to 1930s to 2000s) Ecological Applications 19(4): 1061-1078
JM Rhemtulla, DJ Mladenoff (2007). Regional land cover conversion in the US upper midwest: magnitude of change and limited recovery in Wisconsin (1850-1935-1993) Landscape Ecology 22(S1): 57-75
JM Rhemtulla, DJ Mladenoff (2007). Why history matters in landscape ecology Landscape Ecology 22(S1): 1-3
JM Rhemtulla, RJ Hall, ES Higgs, SE Macdonald (2002). Eighty years of change: vegetation in the montane ecoregion of Jasper National Park Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:2010-2021