Olsson, A.D., M.P. McClaran, J.L. Betancourt, S.E. Marsh. 2012. Sonoran Desert ecosystem transformation by a C4 grass without the grass/fire cycle. Diversity and Distributions 18(1):10-25.

Olsson, A.D., van Leeuwen, W.J.D., Marsh, S.E. 2011. Feasibility of invasive grass detection in a desertscrub community using hyperspectral field measurements and Landsat TM imagery.  Remote Sensing 3(10):2283-2304. 

Buyuktahtakin, I.E., Zhuo, F., Olsson, A.D., Frisvold, G. and Szidarovszky, F. 2011. A dynamic model of controlling invasive species. Computers and Mathematics with Applications. 3326-3333.

Nagler, P., Sridar, B.B.M., Olsson, A.D., van Leeuwen, W.L., Glenn, E.P. 2011. Hyperspectral remote sensing tools for quantifying plant litter and invasive species in arid ecosystems (Chapter 16). "Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation" Ed., P.S. Thenkabail, J.G. Lyon, and A. Huete. CRC Press\Taylor and Francis. 

Holcomb, C. M., T. D. Sisk, B. G. Dickson, S. E. Sesnie, and E. N. Aumack. In press. Administrative boundaries and ecological divergence: the divided history and coordinated future of land management on the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona, USA. The Colorado Plateau.

Kalies, E. L., B. G. Dickson, C. L. Chambers, and W. W. Covington. In press. Restoration treatments increase occupancy of the small mammal community in ponderosa pine forests, northern Arizona, USA. Ecological Applications.

Sesnie, S. E., B. G. Dickson, S. Rosenstock, and J. M. Rundall. 2012. A comparison of Landsat TM and MODIS vegetation indices for estimating forage phenology in desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) habitat in the Sonoran Desert, USA. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 33, Iss. 1. 

Sesnie, S. E., B. G. Dickson, J. M. Rundall, and T. D. Sisk. In press. Assessment of mixed conifer forest conditions on the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, USA. The Colorado Plateau 10th Biennial Conference Proceedings.

Hampton, H.M., S.E. Sesnie, J.D. Bailey and G.B. Snider.  2011. Estimating regional wood supply based on stakeholder consensus for forest restoration in northern Arizona. Journal of Forestry(109)1:15-26.

Sisk, T. D., G. Singh, J Tam, K. M. A. Chan, S. Klain, M. Mach, and R. Martone.  2011.  Barriers and incentives to engagement in public policy and science-based advocacy.  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, July 276-280.

Thomassen, H.A. T. Fuller, W. Buermann, B.Mila, C.M. Kieswetter, P.A. Menendez-Guerrero, P. Jarin, C.H. Graham, S.E. Cameron, J. Chan, E. Mason, R. Schweizer, J. Schlunegger, C.J. Schneider, O. Wang, M. Peralvo, J.P. Pollinger, S. Saatchi, R.K. Wayne, and T.B. Smith. 2011. Mapping evolutionary process: a multi-taxa approach to conservation prioritization.  Evolutionary Applications 4:397-413.

Sesnie, S.E., B.G. Dickson, J.M. Rundall and T.D. Sisk. In press. Assessment of the mixed conifer forest conditions on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona USA, Proceedings of the Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.

Bakker, V. J., J. K. Baum, J. F. Brodie, A. K. Solomon, B. G. Dickson, H. K. Gibbs, O. P. Jensen, and P. B. McIntyre.2010. The changing landscape of conservation science funding in the United States. Conservation Letters 3:435-444.

Gonzalez, C., O. Wang, S. Strutz, C. Gonzalez-Salazar, V. Sanchez-Cordero, and S. Sarkar.  Climate change and risk of leishmaniasis in North America: predictions from ecological niche models of vector and reservoir species. 2010. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 4(1):e585. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000585.

Hurteau, S. R., T. D. Sisk, B. G. Dickson, and W. M. Block. 2010. Variability in nest success, occupancy, and home range size of western bluebirds after forest treatments. Forest Science 56:131-138.

Ries, L. & Sisk, T.D. 2010. What is an edge species? The implications of sensitivity to habitat edges. Oikos 119:1636-1642.

Sesnie, S.E., B. Finegan, P. Gessler, S. Thessler, Z. Ramos and A. Smith. 2010. The multispectral separability of Costa Rican rain forest types with Random Forest decision trees and Support Vector Machines. International Journal of Remote Sensing 31: 2885-2909.

Sisk, T.D., C.M. Albano, E.A. Aumack, E.J. Bernstein, T. Buck, T.E. Crews, B.G. Dickson, S. Fluck, M. McMaster, A. S. Rogers, S.S. Rosenstock, D. Schlosberg, R. Sieg, and A. Thode. 2010. Integrating restoration and conservation objectives at the landscape scale: the Kane and Two Mile Ranch project. Pages 45-66 in C. Van Riper, III, B.F. Wakeling, and T.D. Sisk, eds., The Colorado Plateau IV:shaping conservation through science and management.. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Sisk, T. D. 2010. Seeding sustainability in the west.  Utah Environmental Law Review 31(1):79-100. 

Zachmann, L., Moffet, C. & Adler, P. 2010. Mapped quadrats in sagebrush steppe: long-term data for analyzing demographic rates and plant–plant interactions. Ecology 91:3427-3427.

Buckland, S. T., R. E. Russell, B. G. Dickson, V. Saab, and W. Block. 2009. Analyzing designed experiments in distance sampling. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 14:432-442.

Dickson, B. G., E. Fleishman, D. S. Dobkin, and S. R. Hurteau. 2009. Relationship between avifaunal occupancy and riparian vegetation in the central Great Basin (Nevada, U.S.A.). Invited. Restoration Ecology 17:722-730.

Dickson, B. G., B. R. Noon, C. H. Flather, S. Jentsch, and W. M. Block. 2009. Quantifying the multi-scale response of avifauna to prescribed fire experiments in the southwest United States. Ecological Applications 19:608-621.

Morse, W.C., J.L. Schedlbauer, S.E. Sesnie, B. Finegan, C.A. Harvey, S. Hollenhorst, D. Stoian. 2009.  Consequences of environmental service payments for forest retention and recruitment in a Costa Rican Biological Corridor. Ecology and Society 14(1): 23. URL: (* First three individuals are principle authors listed alphabetically).

Noon, B. R., K. S. McKelvey, and B. G. Dickson. 2009. Multispecies conservation planning on US federal lands. Pages 51-84 in J. J. Millspaugh and F. R. Thompson, III, eds., Models for planning wildlife conservation in large landscapes. Elsevier, London, UK.

Sesnie, S.E., B. Finegan, P. Gessler and Z. Ramos. 2009.  Landscape-scale environmental and floristic variation in Costa Rican old-growth rain forest remnants. Biotropica 41: 16-26.

Xu, Y., B. G. Dickson, H. M. Hampton, T. D. Sisk, J. Palumbo, and J. W. Prather. 2009. Effects of mismatches of scale and location between predictor and response variables on forest structure mapping. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75:313-322.

Ries, L. & Sisk, T.D. 2008. Butterfly edge effects are predicted by a simple model in a complex landscape. Oecologia 156:75-86.

Bowker, M.A., M.E. Miller, J. Belnap, T.D. Sisk, and N.C. Johnson. 2008. Prioritizing Conservation Effort through the Use of Biological Soil Crusts as Ecosystem Function
Indicators in an Arid Region. Conservation Biology.

Breece, C. R., T. E. Kolb, B. G. Dickson, J. D. McMillin, and K. M. Clancy. 2008. Prescribed fire effects on bark beetle activity and tree mortality in southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 255:119-128.

Fowler, J. F., C. H. Sieg, B. G. Dickson, and V. Saab. 2008. Exotic plant species diversity: influence of roads and prescribed fire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:284-293.

Hurteau, S. R., B. G. Dickson, T. D. Sisk, and W. M. Block. 2008. Avian community responses to forest thinning and prescribed surface fire, alone and in combination. Pages 185-196 in C. Van Riper, III and M. Sogge, eds., The Colorado Plateau III: integrating research and resources management for effective conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Hurteau, S.R., B.G. Dickson, W. Block, and T.D. Sisk. 2008. Fuel-reduction treatment effects on avian community structure and diversity. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1168-1174.

Jentsch, S., R. W. Mannan, B. G. Dickson, and W. M. Block. 2008. Associations among breeding birds and Gambel oak in southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:994-1000.

McRae, B. H., B. G. Dickson, T. H. Keitt, and V. B. Shah. 2008. Using circuit theory to model connectivity in ecology, evolution, and conservation. Ecology 89:2712-2724.

Ries, L. and T.D. Sisk. 2008. Edge effects are predicted by a simple model for a complex landscapeOecologia 156:75–86.

Schedlbauer, J.L., S.E. Sesnie, and W.C. Morse. 2008. Efficacy of environmental service payments for forest conservation in the San Juan – La Selva Biological Corridor. Basins and Coasts 2: 31-35.

Sesnie, S.E., P. Gessler, B. Finegan, and S. Thessler. 2008.  Integrating Landsat TM and SRTM-DEM derived variables with decision trees for habitat classification and change detection in complex neotropical environments. Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 2145-2159.

Sesnie, S., S. Hagell, S. Otterstrom, C. Chambers, and B. G. Dickson. 2008. SRTM-DEM and Landsat ETM+ data for mapping tropical dry forest cover and biodiversity assessment in Nicaragua. Invited. Revista Geografica Academic 2:53-65.

Thessler, S., S.E. Sesnie, Z. Ramos and B. Finegan. 2008. Image segmentation and K-nearest neighbor routines for detecting forest types with Landsat TM imagery in northern Costa Rica. Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 2485-2494.

Binkley, D., T. C. Chambers, J. Springer, and W. Block. 2007. The Role of old-growth forests in frequent-fire landscapes. Ecology and Society 12:18.

Lindell, C.A., S.K. Riffell, S.A. Kaiser, A.L. Battin, M.L. Smith, and T.D. Sisk. 2007.Edge responses of tropical and temperate birds.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:205-220.

Lindemayer, D, and 26 Coauthors, incl. T. Sisk. 2007. A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation. Ecology Letters 10:1-14.

Loeser, M.E., T.E. Crews, and T.D. Sisk. 2007. Impact of grazing intensity during drought in an Arizona grassland. Conservation Biology 21:87-97.

Mathiasen, R.L., C.M. Daugherty, B.E. Howell, J.C. Melgar and S.E. Sesnie. 2007. New morphological measurements of Psittacanthus angulstifolius andPsittacanthus pinicola (Loranthaceae). Madroño 54:156-163. 

Muñoz-Erickson, T., B. Aguilar-Gonzáles, and T.D. Sisk. 2007. Linking Ecosystem Health Indicators and Collaborative Management: A Systematic Framework to Evaluate Ecological and Social Outcomes. Ecology and Society 12:6.

Prather, J.W., R. Noss, and T.D. Sisk. 2007. Real versus perceived conflicts between restoration of ponderosa pine forests and conservation of the Mexican spotted owl. Forest Policy and Economics 10:140-150.

Sisk, T.D. 2007. Incorporating edges effects into landscape design. Pp. 151-164 in D. Lindenmayer and R. Hobbs (eds.) Managing and designing landscapes for conservation: moving from perspectives to principles. Blackwell Publishing, Ltd. Oxford. 587 pp.

Sisk, T.D., A.E. Castellanos V., and G.W. Koch. 2007. Ecological impacts of Wildlife Conservation Units (UMAs) policy in Mexico.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5:209-212.

Brand, L.A., B.R. Noon, and T.D. Sisk. 2006. Predicting abundance of desert riparian birds: Validation and calibration of the Effective Area ModelEcological Applications 116: 1090-1102.

Dickson, B. G., Y. Xu, J. W. Prather, H. M. Hampton, E. N. Aumack, and T. D. Sisk. 2006. Mapping the occurrence and probability of large fire ignitions in northern Arizona. Landscape Ecology 21:747-761.

Mathiasen, R., A. Sediles and S.E. Sesnie. 2006. First report of Arceuthobium hondurense and Structhanthus deppeanus in Nicaragua. Plant Disease 90: 1458.

Noss, R. F., P. Beier, W. W. Covington, R. E. Grumbine, D. B. Lindenmayer, J. W. Prather, F. Schmiegelow, T. D. Sisk, and D. J. Vosick. 2006. Integrating restoration ecology and conservation biology: a case study from Ponderosa Pine forests of the Southwestern USA. Restoration Ecology 14: 4 -10

Prather, J. W., N. L. Dodd, B. G. Dickson, H. M. Hampton, Y. Xu, E. N. Aumack, and T. D. Sisk. 2006. Landscape models to predict the influence of forest structure on Tassel-eared Squirrel populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:723-731.

Sisk, T.D., E.N. Aumack, H.M. Hampton, J. Prather, and Y. Xu. 2006. Landscape analysis to link science and policy: ecological restoration of ponderosa pine forests in arid North America. Landscape and Urban Planning 78:300-310.

Xu, Y., J. W. Prather, H. M. Hampton, B. G. Dickson, E. N. Aumack, and T. D. Sisk. 2006. Advanced exploratory data analysis for mapping regional canopy cover. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 72:31-38.

Loeser, M.R., S. Mezulis, T. Theimer, and T.D. Sisk. 2005. Vegetative cover and forb responses to cattle exclusion: implications for pronghornJournal of Range Management 58: 234–238.

Sisk, T.D., M. Savage, D.A. Falk, C.D. Allen, E. Muldavin, and P. McCarthy. 2005.A landscape perspective for forest restoration. Journal of Forestry 103:319-320.

Loeser, M.R., T.E. Crews, and T.D. Sisk. 2004. Defoliation increased above-ground productivity in a semi-arid grassland. Journal of Range Management 57:442-447.

Munoz-Erickson, T.A., M.R. Loeser, and B.J. Aguilar-Gonzalez. 2004. Identifying indicators of ecosystem health for a semiarid ecosystem: a conceptual approach. In: van Riper, C., III, and K.L Cole, editors. The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological, and Physical Research. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

Ries, L., R.J. Fletcher, Jr., J. Battin, and T.D. Sisk. 2004. Ecological responses to Habitat Edges: Mechanisms, models, and variability explained. Annual Review Ecolo. Evol. Syst. 35:491-522.

Ries, L. and T.D. Sisk. 2004. A predictive model of edge effects. Ecology 85: 2917-2926.

Battin, J. 2004. When Good Animals Love Bad Habitats: Ecological Traps and the Conservation of Animal Populations. Conservation Biology 18:1482-1491.

Battin, J. and T.D. Sisk. 2003. Assessing landscape-level influences of forest restoration on animal populations. In P. Frierderici and W.W. Covington, editors. Ecological restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Hampton, H. M., Y. Xu, J. W. Prather, E. N. Aumack, B. G. Dickson, M. M. Howe, and T. D. Sisk. 2003. Spatial tools for guiding forest restoration and fuel reduction efforts. Proceedings of the 2003 ESRI Users Conference, San Diego, CA. Available at

Mathiasen, R.L., J. Melgar, J.S. Beatty, C.G. Parks, D.L. Nickrent, S.E. Sesnie, C.M. Daugherty, B.E. Howell, and G.N. Garnett. 2003. New distribution and hosts for mistletoes parasitizing pines in southern Mexico and Central America. Madroño 50: 115-121.

Muñoz-Erickson, T.A. and B.J. Aguilar-Gonzalez. 2003. The Use of Ecosystem Health Indicators for Evaluating Ecological and Social Outcomes of the Collaborative Approach to Management: the Case Study of the Diablo Trust.Prepared for the National Workshop on "Evaluating Methods and Environmental Outcomes of Community-based Collaborative Processes". Online Journal of the Community-based Collaborative Research Consortium

Ries, L. and W.F. Fagan. 2003. Habitat edges as a potential ecological trap for an insect predator. Ecological Entomology 28: 567-572.

Sesnie, S.E. and J. Bailey. 2003. Using history to plan the future of old-growth ponderosa pine. Journal of Forestry 101 (7): 40-47.

Sisk, T.D. 2002. Eliciting perceptions of biocultural diversity on the Colorado Plateau: a methodology for defining threats and response options. Pages 13-26 in G.P. Nabhan (ed.) Safeguarding the Uniqueness of the Colorado Plateau: An Ecoregional Assessment of Biocultural Diversity. Center for Sustainable Environments, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, and Terralingua: Partnerships for Linguistic and Biological Diversity. 97 pp.

Sisk, T.D. and J. Battin. 2002. Habitat edges and avian ecology: geographic patterns and insights for western landscapes. Studies in Avian Biology, 25: 30-48.

Sisk, T.D. and N.M. Haddad. 2002. Incorporating the effects of habitat edges into landscape models: Effective Area Models for cross-boundary management.Pages 208-240 in J. Liu and W. Taylor (eds.) Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 500 pp.

Sisk, T.D., B.R. Noon and H.M. Hampton. 2002. Estimating the effective area of habitat patches in heterogeneous landscapes. Download figures. Pgs.713-725, in: Scott, Michael J., Patricia Heglund, Michael L. Morrison, Jonathon B. Haufler, Martin G. Raphael, William A. Wall, and Fred B. Samson, eds. Predicting species occurrences: issues of accuracy and scale. Island Press: Washington. 868 pp.

Hampton, H.M., L. Ries, and T.D. Sisk. 2001. A Spatial Model for Predicting Animal Responses to Ecological Changes. Proceedings fot the 2001 ESRI Users' Conference. Web version.

Loeser, M.R., T.D. Sisk, and T.E. Crews. 2001. Plant community responses to livestock grazing: an assessment of alternative management practices in a semi-arid grassland. In: Vance, Regina K.; Edminster, Carelton B.; Covington Wallace W.; Blake, Julie A., comps. 2001. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25-27; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.188 p.

Loeser, M.R., T.D. Sisk, T.E. Crews, K. Olsen, C. Moran, and C. Hudenko. 2001.Reframing the grazing debate: evaluating ecological sustainability and bioregional food production. In: van Riper, C., III, K.A. Thomas, and M.A. Stuart, editors. Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. U.S. Geological Survey/FRESC Report Series USGSFRESC/COPL/2001/24.

Mathiasen, R.L., D. Nickrent, C.G. Parks, J. Beatty, and S.E. Sesnie.  2001. First report of Arceuthobium hondurense in Mexico. Plant Disease 85: 444.     

Meyer, C. and T.D. Sisk. 2001. Butterfly response to microclimatic changes following ponderosa pine restoration. Restoration Ecology 9: 453-461.

Meyer, C., T.D. Sisk, and W.W. Covington. 2001. Microclimatic changes induced by ecological restoration of ponderosa pine forest in northern Arizona. Restoration Ecology, 9: 443-452.

Ries, L. and D.M. Debinski. 2001. Butterfly responses to habitat edges in the highly fragmented prairies of Central Iowa. Journal of Animal Ecology 70: 840-852.

Ries, L., D.M. Debinski, and M.I. Wieland. 2001. Conservation value of roadside prairie restoration to butterfly communities. Conservation Biology 15: 401-411.

Grahame, J.D., T.D. Sisk, and collaborators. 2000. An introduction to the land use history of the Colorado Plateau (web site). URL: Northern Arizona University. 350+ pp.

Mathiasen, R.L, C. Parks, J. Beatty, and S.E. Sesnie. 2000. First report ofPsittacantus angustifolius on pines in Mexico and Guatemala. Plant Disease 84: 808.

Schlosberg, D. and T.D. Sisk. 2000. The environmental science/policy interface: crossing disciplinary boundaries with a team-teaching experiment. PS: Political Science and Politics 33:75-79. Web version URL:

Mathiasen, R.L, S.E. Sesnie, J. Calderon, and A. Soto. 1999. First report of golden dwarf mistletoe on Pinus maximinoi. Plant Disease 83: 878.

Sisk, T.D., T.E. Crews, R.T. Eisfeldt, M. King, and E. Stanley. 1999. Assessing impacts of alternative livestock management practices: Raging debates and a role for science. Pp. 89-103 in van Riper, C., III and M. A. Stuart, editors. Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. U.S. Geological Survey/FRESC Report Series USGSFRESC/COPL/1999/16.

Sisk, T.D. 1998. Toward a land use history of North America. Pp. 1-5 in T.D. Sisk (ed.) Perspectives on the land use history of North America: A context for understanding our changing environment. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-1998-0003. 104 pp.

Sisk, T.D., N. Haddad, and P.R. Ehrlich. 1997. Bird assemblages in patchy woodlands: modeling the effects of edge and matrix habitats. Ecological Applications 7:1170-1180.


Sisk, T.D., A.E. Launer, K.R. Switky, and P.R. Ehrlich. 1994. Evaluating extinctions threats: the distribution of global biodiversity and the expansion of the human enterprise. BioScience 44:592-604.