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Larsen MC, Stallard RF, Paton S. 2021, Lutz Creek watershed, Barro Colorado Island, Republic of Panama. Journal of Hydrological Processes. 35:e14157.


Larsen, Matthew C. 2020, Presentación in Alexander Wetmore y las aves de Panamá - Expediciones de 1944 a 1966, by Heckadon-Moreno, Stanley, Smithsonian Institution, 512 p.


Larsen, M.C., 2019, Water supply and water quality challenges in Panama, in Ahuja, S., (ed.) Advances in Water Purification Techniques, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISBN: 978-0-12-814790-0, p. 41-46.


Larsen, M.C., in press, Foreward in Hierbas, pastos, bejucos y lianas del Parque Natural Metropolitano, Panamá, Correya, M., University of Panama Publisher.


Larsen, M.C., 2017, Forested watersheds, climate change, ecosystem services, and natural hazards, in Raynal Villaseñor, J.A., ed., Facing the Threat: Climate Change, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Hydrometeorological Risks and Climate Change 2015, Colleción Memorias, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Cholula, Mexico, p. 13-43.

Larsen, M.C., 2017, Forested watersheds, water resources, and ecosystem services, with examples from the United States, Panama, and Puerto Rico, In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource, Elsevier. Print ISBN 9780128093306

Larsen, M.C., 2017. Water, hazard mitigation, and other ecosystem services derived from tropical forested watersheds: benefits and risks, in Vaux, H.J., editor, Managing Water and Biodiversity in Humid Areas, Proceedings if the 9th Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oakland, CA, p. 3-32.


Larsen, M.C., 2016, Contemporary human uses of tropical forested watersheds and riparian corridors: Ecosystem services and hazard mitigation, with examples from Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, Quaternary International.


Larsen, M.C., 2015, Preface, Managing watersheds for ecosystem services in the steepland neotropics, in, Hall, J.S., Kirn, V., and Yanguas Fernández, E., eds. 2015. Managing watersheds for ecosystem services in the steepland neotropics. Inter-American Development Bank. IDB Monograph 340. 186 p.


Larsen M.C., 2014, Global change and water availability and quality: challenges ahead. In: Ahuja S. (ed.) Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification, vol. 1, p. 11-20. United States of America: Elsevier.


Larsen, M.C., Hamilton, P.A., and Werkheiser, W.H., 2013, Water Quality Status and Trends in the United States, in Satinder Ahuja, editor, Monitoring Water Quality Pollution: Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation, Elsevier Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, p. 19-57.

American Chemical Society, 2013, Informe final foro internacional sobre conservación sostenible de las fuentes y cuencas hídricas y operación de acueductos veredales de Chocontá, American Chemical Society Global Innovation Imperatives, 78 p.


Larsen, M.C., 2012, Global change and water resources, where are we headed? Water Resources Impact, American Water Resources Association, vol. 14, no. 5, p. 3-7.

Murphy, S.F., Stallard, R.F., Larsen, M.C., and Gould, W.A., 2012, Physiography, geology, and land cover of four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico, ch. A in Murphy, S.F., and Stallard, R.F., eds., Water quality and landscape processes of four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1789, p. 1–24.

Larsen, M.C., Liu, Z., and Zou, X., 2012, Effects of earthworms on slopewash, surface runoff, and fine litter transport on a humid tropical forested hillslope, Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, ch. G in Murphy, S.F., and Stallard, R.F., eds., Water quality and landscape processes of four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1789, p. 179–198.

Larsen, M.C., 2012, Foreword, in, Murphy, S.F., and Stallard, R.F., eds., 2012, Water quality and landscape processes of four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1789, p. iv.

Larsen, M.C., 2012, Landslides and sediment budgets in four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico, ch. F in Murphy, S.F., and Stallard, R.F., eds., Water quality and landscape processes of four watersheds in eastern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1789, p. 153–178.


Larsen, M.C., 2011, Foreword, in Sayre, R., Hernandez, M., Spencer, D., Cecere, T., Morganwalp, C., Hamman, S., Fox, C., Henson, L., Cook, S., Bunning, J., Alvarado, S., Cardenas, M., From Space to Place: An Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the 'in Danger' List. UNESCO Publishing, Paris, France, 84 p. ISBN-13: 978-9231042270.

Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, 2011. National Action Plan-Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate. White House Council on Environmental Quality, 64 p.


Larsen, M.C., Gellis, A. C., Glysson, G.D., Gray, J.R., and Horowitz, A.J., 2010, Fluvial sediment in the environment – a national challenge: Proceedings of the Joint Federal Interagency (9th Sedimentation, and 4th Hydrologic Modeling) Conferences, June 27–July 1, Las Vegas, NV, 15 p., available only on-line at:

Larsen, M.C., 2010, Global change and water resources in the next 100 years: American Water Resources 2010 Summer Specialty Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 7 p.

Larsen, M, and Evenson, E., 2010, A national water census: Quantifying, forecasting, and securing freshwater for America's future, in, S. Khan, H. H. G. Savenije, S. Demuth and P. Hubert, editors, Hydrocomplexity: New tools for solving wicked water problems IAHS-AISH Publication, vol. 338, p. 41-42, ISBN Number: 978-1-907161-11-7, 272 p.

Larsen, M.C., Hamilton, P. A., Haines, J.W., and Mason, R.M., Jr., 2010, USGS Perspectives on an Integrated Approach to Watershed and Coastal Management: Marine Technology Society Journal, v. 44, no. 6, p. 1-4.

Gray, J.R., Hornewer, N.J., Larsen, M.C., Fisk G.G., and Macy, J.P., 2010, Pressure Difference, in, Gray, J.R., and Gartner, J.W., eds., Surrogate technologies for monitoring suspended-sediment transport in rivers, in, Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems, edited by Cristiano Poleto and Susanne Charlesworth, London, Wiley and Blackwell, Chapter 1.2.4, pp. 23-28.


Larsen, M.C.,and Webb, R.M.T., 2009, Potential effects of runoff, fluvial sediment and nutrient discharges on the coral reefs of Puerto Rico: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 25, p. 189-208.

Glynn, P.D. , Larsen, M.C., Greene, E.A., Buss, H.L., Clow, D.W., Hunt, R.J., Mast, M.A., Murphy, S.F., Peters, N.E., Sebestyen, S.D., Shanley, J.B., and Walker, J.F., 2009, Selected Achievements, Science Directions, and New Opportunities for the WEBB Small Watershed Research Program, in Webb, R.M.T., and Semmens, D.J., eds., Planning for an uncertain future—Monitoring, integration, and adaptation. Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049, 292 p.


Larsen, M.C., 2008, Rainfall triggered landslides, anthropogenic hazards, and mitigation strategies. Advances in Geosciences, v. 14, p. 147-153.


Keefer, D.K., and Larsen, M.C., 2007, Assessing Landslide Hazards, Science, v. 316, p. 1136-1138.


Larsen, M.C., and Wieczorek, G.F., 2006, Geomorphic effects of large debris flows and flash floods, northern Venezuela, 1999: Tropical Geomorphology with Special Reference to South America, Latrubesse, Edgardo, ed., Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Suppl. Vol. 145, pp. 147-175.

Peters N.E., Shanley, J.B., Aulenbach, B.T., Webb, R.M., Campbell, D.H., Hunt, R., Larsen, M.C., Stallard, R.F., Troester, J., and Walker, J.F., 2006, Water and solute mass balance of five small, relatively undisturbed watersheds in the U.S.: Science of the Total Environment, 358, p. 221– 242


Pando, M. A. Ruiz, M. E., and Larsen, M. C., 2005, Rainfall-Induced Landslides in Puerto Rico: An Overview: American Society of Civil Engineers,Geo-Institute & Geosynthetics 2005 Conference, Austin, TX.

Warne, A.G., Webb, R.M.T., and Larsen, M.C., 2005, Water, sediment, and nutrient discharge characteristics of Puerto Rico rivers and their potential influence on coral reefs: USGS Scientific Information Report 2005-5206, 58 p.

Smith, J.A., Studevant-Rees, Paula, Baeck, M.L., and Larsen, M.C., 2005, Tropical cyclones and the flood hydrology of Puerto Rico: Water Resources Research, v. 41, W06020, 16p.

Negri, A. J. Burkardt, Nina, Golden, J.H., Halverson, J.B. Huffman, G.J. Larsen, M.C. Mcginley, J.A., Updike, R.G., Verdin, J.P. and Wieczorek, G.F., 2005, The Hurricane–Flood–Landslide Continuum: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, p. 1241-1247.


Parise, Mario, Calcaterra, Domenico, and Larsen, M.C., 2004, Introduction to Weathering and Slope Movement papers, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, v. 37, p. 76.

Larsen, M.C., Santiago, Marilyn, and Jibson, R. W., 2004, Map showing landslide susceptibility in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico: USGS Scientific Investigations Map Report Number : I-2818.


Gray, J.R., Patiño, Eduardo, Rasmussen, P.P., Larsen. M.C., Melis, T.S., Topping, D.J., and Alamo, C.F., 2003, Evaluation of sediment surrogate technologies for computation of suspended-sediment transport: Proceedings of the 1st International Yellow River Forum on River Basin Management, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, the Yellow River Conservancy Publishing House, Vol. III, pp. 314-323.

Gray, J.R., Melis, T.S, Patiño, Eduardo, Larsen, M.C., Topping, D.J., Rasmussen, P.P., and Figueroa-Alama, Carlos, 2003, U.S. Geological Survey research on surrogate measurements for suspended sediment, in, Renard, Kenneth, G., McElroy, Stephen A., Gburek, William J., Canfield, H. Evan, and Scott, Russell L., eds., Proceedings of the 1st Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, October 27-30, 2003, Benson, Arizona, pp. 95-100.


Wieczorek, G.F., Larsen, M.C., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A. and Blair, J. L., 2002, Debris-flow and flooding deposits in coastal Venezuela associated with the storm of December 14-16, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey, Geologic Investigation Series Map I-2772.

Larsen, M.C., Wieczorek, G.F., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A., Torres-Sierra, H., 2002, Peligros Naturales en los Abanicos Aluviales: El Desastre Ocasionado por Flujos Detríticos e Inundaciones Repentinas en Venezuela: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, FS 103-01s, 4 p.


Larsen, M.C., Wieczorek, G.F., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A., Torres-Sierra, H., 2001, Natural hazards on alluvial fans: the Venezuela debris-flow and flash-flood disaster: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, FS 103-01, 4 p.

Wieczorek, G.F., Larsen, M.C., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A. and Blair, J. L., 2001, Debris-flow and flooding hazards associated with the December 1999 storm in coastal Venezuela and strategies for mitigation: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 01-144, 40p., 3 tables, 2 appendices, 3 plates, 1 CD.

Larsen, M.C., Wieczorek, G. F., Eaton, L.S., and Torres-Sierra, H., 2001, Natural hazards on alluvial fans: the debris flow and flash flood disaster of December 1999, Vargas state, Venezuela: in W.F. Sylva (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, February 22 and 23, 2001, unpaginated CD

Larsen, M.C., 2001, Evaluation of temporal and spatial factors that control the susceptibility to rainfall-triggered landslides in E. Gruntfest and J. Handmer, eds., Coping with Flash floods, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 259-275.

Santiago, Marilyn, and Larsen, M.C., 2001, Earthquake-induced landslide susceptibility in the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-39, 1 CD.

Larsen, M.C. and Santiago-Román, Abigail, 2001, Mass wasting and sediment storage in a small montane watershed: an extreme case of anthropogenic disturbance in the humid tropics in Dorava, J. M., Palcsak, B.B., Fitzpatrick, F. and Montgomery, D.eds., American Geophysical Union Water Science & Application Volume 4, Geomorphic Processes and Riverine Habitat, p. 119-138.

Larsen, M.C., Figueroa Alamo, C., Gray, J.R., and Fletcher, W., 2001, Continuous automated sampling of streamflow density as a surrogate for suspended sediment concentration sampling: Proceedings of the Seventh Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, March 25 through 29, 2001, Reno, NV, p. IV-9 to III-102 to III-109.

Larsen, M.C., Vásquez-Conde, M.T., and Clark, R.A., 2001, Flash-flood related hazards: landslides, with examples from the December, 1999 disaster in Venezuela in E. Gruntfest and J. Handmer, eds., Coping with Flash floods, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 259-275.

Larsen, M.C., Wieczorek, G.F., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A., Torres-Sierra, H., 2001, Venezuela debris-flow and flash-flood disaster of 1999 studied: EOS, Transactions: American Geophysical Union, v. 82, no. 47, p. 572-573.

Carter, L.M., Shea, E., Hamnett, M., Anderson, C., Dolcemascolo, G., Guard, C., Taylor, M., Barnston, T, He, Y., Larsen, M.C., Loope, L., Malone, L., and Meehl, M., 2001, Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the US-affiliated islands of the Pacific and Caribbean: Chapter 11, p. 315-349 in: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Foundation Report, Report by the National Assessment Synthesis Team for the US Global Change Research Program, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 620p.

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