2015. Smith, J.M., Partisis, J., Veblen, T., and Chapman, T. Permanent forest plots show accelerating tree mortality in subalpine forests of the Colorado Front Range from 1982 to 2013. Forest Ecology and Management 341, 8-17.

2013. Mensing, S., Sharpe. S., Tunno, I., Sada, D., Thomas, J., Starratt, S., and Smith, J.M. The Late Holocene Dry Period: multiproxy evidence for an extended drought between 2800 and 1850 cal yr BP across the central Great Basin, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 78, 266-282.

2012. Smith, J.M., Hart. S., Chapman, T., Veblen, T., Schoenaggel, T. Dendroecological reconstruction of historic mountain pine beetle activity in northwestern Colorado. Ecoscience 19(2): 113-126.

2012. Smith, J.M. An examination of background tree mortality and mountain pine beetle disturbance in subalpine forests of the Front Range of Colorado, USA. PhD Dissertation: 257p. Department of Geography, University of Colorado.

2012. Schoennagel, T., Veblen, T.T., Negron, J., Smith, J.M. Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle on Fuels and Expected Fire Behavior in Lodgepole Pine Forests, Colorado, USA. PlosOne 7(1): e30002. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030002.

2011. Leyk, S., Phillips, T.P., Smith, J. M., Nuckols, J. R. Spatial-temporal trends of diarrheal mortality of children in association with hydrographic regions of Brazil. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 38(2), 223-233.

2009. Wendel, J., Buttenfield, B., and Smith, J.M.. Spatialization of a GIS software toolbox. Kartographische Nachrichten 5; 257-263.

2009. van Mantgem, P.J., Stephenson, N.L., Byrne, J.C., Daniels, L.D., Franklin, J.F., Fulé, P.Z., Harmon, M.E., Larson, A.J., Smith, J.M., Taylor, A.H., Veblen, T.T.. Widespread increase of tree mortality rates in the western United States. 2009. Science 323: 521-524.

2008. Mensing, S., Smith J.M., Norman, K., and Allen, M. Extended drought in the Great Basin of western North America in the last two millennia reconstructed from pollen records. Quaternary International 188: 79-89.