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Souther, S. 2018. Ecological impacts of Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) harvesting. Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products in the United States under Changing Conditions (in press). United States Forest Service, Washington, DC.

Souther, S., McGraw, J.B., Souther, J.D., Waller, D.W. 2018. Intraspecific variation in response of American ginseng to altered climatic regime. In prep for Population Ecology.  


Haffey, C., T.D. Sisk, C.D. Allen, A.E. Thode, and E.Q. Margolis. In revision. Limits to ponderosa pine regeneration following large high-severity forest fires in the Southwest United States. Fire Ecology.

Zavaleta, E., C. Aslan, W.J. Palen, T.D. Sisk, M.E. Ryan and B.G. Dickson. 2017. Advancing career innovation in conservation science. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12987 


Green, S.J., K. Demes, M. Arbeider, W.J. Palen, A.K. Salomon, T.D. Sisk, M. Webster, M.E. Ryan. 2016. Oil sands and the marine environment: Current knowledge and future challenges. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1446Aslan, C. E., C. T. Liang, B. Galindo, K. Hill, and W. Topete. In revision. The role of honeybees as pollinators in natural areas. Natural Areas Journal.

Dickson, B.G., C.M. Albano, B.H. McRae, J.J. Anderson, D.M. Theobald, L.J. Zachmann, T.D. Sisk, T.D., and M.P. Dombeck. 2016. Informing strategic efforts to expand and connect protected areas using a model of ecological flow, with application to the western US. Conservation Letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12322

Kenkel, J.A., T.D. Sisk, K.R. Hultine, S.E. Sesnie, M.A. Bowker, and N.C Johnson. 2016. Indicators of vehicular emission inputs into semi-arid roadside ecosystems. Journal of Arid Environments 134:150–159.

Aslan, C. E., J. Bronstein, H. S. Rogers, K. B. Gedan, J. F. Brodie, T. Palmer, and T. P. Young. 2016. Leveraging nature’s backup plans to incorporate interspecific interactions and resilience into restoration. Restoration Ecology 24:434-440.

Franklin, K. A., P. N. Sommers, C. E. Aslan, B. R. López, J. L. Bronstein, E. Bustamante, A. Búrquez, R. A. Medellín, and B. Marazzi. 2016. Plant biotic interactions in the Sonoran Desert: current knowledge and future research perspectives. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177: In press. 

McGarigal, K., Wan, H.Y., Zeller, K.A. et al. 2016. Multi-scale habitat selection modeling: a review and outlook. Landscape Ecology 31: 1161. doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0374-x

Horncastle, V.J., B.G. Dickson, and T.A. Chaudhry. Accepted. Visitor use impacts and habitat associations of the avifauna occupying the Colorado River corridor in Grand Canyon National Park. The Colorado Plateau.

Brand, L.A., M.L. Farnsworth, J. Meyers, B.G. Dickson, C. Grouios, and A.F. Scheib. 2016. Effects of mitigation translocation on temperature, condition, growth, and survival of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in the face of solar energy development. Biological Conservation. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.032

Fleishman, E., J. Anderson, B.G. Dickson, D. Krolick, J.A. Estep, R.L. Anderson, C.S. Elphick, D.S. Dobkin, and D.A. Bell. 2016. Space use by Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) in the Natomas Basin, California. Collabra 2(1):1-12.

Gray, M.E. and B.G. Dickson. 2016. Applying fire connectivity and centrality measures to mitigate the cheatgrass-fire cycle in the arid West, USA. Landscape Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10980-016-0353-2.


Chambers, C.L., C.D. Vojta, E.D. Mering, and B. Davenport. 2015. Efficacy of scent-detection dogs for locating bat roosts in trees and snags. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:780-787.

Aslan, C. E., B. A. Sikes, K. B. Gedan. 2015. Research on mutualisms between native and non-native partners can contribute critical ecological insights. Neobiota 26:39-54.

McGraw, J.B., Turner, J.B., Souther, S., Bennington, C., Vavrek, M., Shaver, G., Fetcher, N. 2015. Northward displacement of optimal climate conditions for ecotypes of Eriophorum vaginatum L. across a latitudinal gradient in Alaska. Global Change Biology 21: 3827-3835.

Mark, M.M. and N.A. Gamez-Rugama. 2015. Social Interactions between adult and juvenile Striped Cuckoos (Tapera naevia). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127 (1): 127-131.

Reimondo, E., T.D. Sisk and T. Theimer. 2015. Effects of introduced bison on wetlands of the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona. In The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press, Tucson AZ.

Hansen, E., R.D. Scherer, G.C. White, B.G. Dickson, and E. Fleishman. 2015. Estimates of survival probability from two populations of giant gartersnakes in California’s Great Central Valley. Copeia 103:1026-1036

Brodie, J., A. Giordano, B.G. Dickson, M. Hebblewhite, H. Bernard, J. Mohd-Azlan, J. Anderson, and L. Ambu. 2015. Evaluating multispecies landscape connectivity in a threatened tropical mammal community. Conservation Biology 29:122-132.

Dickson, B.G., V. Frary, S.E. Sesnie, and J.M. Rundall. 2015 New methods and hierarchical models for estimating intensity of habitat use by Merriam’s Turkey in managed forests of northern Arizona. Pages 41-59 in L.F.

Huenneke, C. van Riper and K. Hays-Gilpin, eds., Science and Management at the Landscape Scale. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Hoglander, C.H., B.G. Dickson, S.S. Rosenstock, and J. Anderson. 2015. Landscape models of space use by desert bighorn sheep in the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:77-91.

Gray, M.E. and B.G. Dickson. 2015. A new model of landscape-scale fire connectivity applied to resource and fire management in the Sonoran Desert, USA. Ecological Applications. 25(4): 1099-1113.

Hudson, H., S.E. Sesnie, B.G. Dickson, and L. Thomas. 2015. Cross-jurisdictional monitoring for non-native plant invasions using an NDVI change detection index in Walnut Canyon National Monument. Pages 23-40 in L.F.

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Aslan, A., P. Hart, J. Wu, and C. E. Aslan. 2014. Evaluating the qualitative effectiveness of a novel pollinator: a case study of two endemic Hawaiian plants. Biotropica 46:732-739.

Souther, S. & J.B. McGraw. 2014. Synergistic effects of climate change and harvest on extinction risk of American ginseng. Ecological Applications 24(6): 1463-1477.

Souther, S., Terrell, K., Tingley, M.W., Hayman, D.T.S., Popescu, V.D., Ryan, M.E., Graves, T.A. & B. Hartl. 2014. Biotic impacts of energy development from shale: research priorities and knowledge gaps. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 330-338.

Souther, S., Fetcher, N., Fowler, Z., Shaver G. & J.B. McGraw. 2014. Ecotypic differentiation in photosynthesis and growth of Eriophorum vaginatum along a latitudinal gradient in Alaska. Botany 92: 551-561.

Hruska, A., Souther, S., & J.B. McGraw. 2014. Songbird dispersal of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.). Ecoscience 21(1): 46-55.

Aslan, C. E. 2014. Pollination of the endangered Arizona hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus arizonicus). American Midland Naturalist 173:61-72.

Aslan, C. E., N. Holmes, D. Croll, B. Tershy. 2014. Benefits to poorly studied taxa of conservation of bird and mammal diversity on islands. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12354.

Aslan, C. E., A. B. Aslan, B. Tershy, D. Croll, and E. S. Zavaleta. 2014. Building taxon substitution guidelines on a biological control foundation. Restoration Ecology 22:437-441.

Aslan, C. E., M. Pinsky, M. Ryan, S. Souther, K. Terrell. 2014. Cultivating creativity in conservation science. Conservation Biology 28:345-353.

Aslan, C. E., E. S. Zavaleta, B. Tershy, D. Croll, and R. Robichaux. 2014.Imperfect replacement of native species by non-native species as pollinators of endemic Hawaiian plants. Conservation Biology 28:478-488.

Brodie, J. F., C. E. Aslan, H. S. Rogers, K. H. Redford, J. L. Maron, J. L Bronstein, and C. R. Groves. 2014. Secondary extinctions of biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and the Environment DOI:

Brodie, J., A. Giordano, B. G. Dickson, M. Hebblewhite, H. Bernard, J. Mohd-Azlan, J. Anderson, and L. Ambu. 2014.Evaluating multispecies landscape connectivity in a threatened tropical mammal community. Conservation Biology.

Bernstein, E. J., Albano, C. M., Sisk, T. D., Crews, T. E. and Rosenstock, S. 2014, Establishing Cool-Season Grasses on a Degraded Arid Rangeland of the Colorado Plateau. Restoration Ecology, 22: 57–64.

Dickson, B.G., L. Zachmann, C. Albano. 2014. Systematic identification of potential conservation priority areas on roadless Bureau of Land Management lands in the western United States. Biological Conservation DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.08.001

Dickson BG, Sisk TD, Sesnie SE, Reynolds RT, Rosenstock SS, Vojta CD, Ingraldi MF, Rundall JR. 2014. Integrating single-species management and landscape conservation using regional habitat occurrence models: the northern goshawk in the Southwest, USA. Landscape Ecology, 29(5), 803-815.

Fleishman, E., J. R. Thomson, E. L. Kalies,  B. G. Dickson, D. S Dobkin, and M. Leu. 2014. Projecting current and future location of habitat for breeding birds in the Great Basin. Ecosphere 5(7):82.

Gray, M., B. G. Dickson, and L. J. Zachmann. 2014.Modeling and mapping dynamic variability in large fire risk in the lower Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona. Intl. Journal of Wildland Fire. DOI:10.1071/WF13115.

Hegeman, E. E., B. G. Dickson, and L. J. Zachmann. 2014.Probabilistic models of fire occurrence across federal management units in the Mojave Desert Network, U.S.A. Landscape Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0078-z

Palen WJ, Sisk TD, Ryan ME, Arvai JL, Jaccard, Mark, Salomon AK, Homer-Dixon T, Lertzman KP. 2014. Consider the global impacts of oil pipelines. Nature (510) pp 465-467

Ray, C. M., B. G. Dickson, and T. D. Sisk. 2014. Spatial application of a predictive northern goshawk occupancy model to alternative forest treatment models. Forest Ecology and Management 322:117-126.

Sankey, T., B.G. Dickson, S.E. Sesnie, O. Wang, A.D. Olsson, and L.J. Zachmann. 2014. High spatial resolution models of Sahara mustard occurrence and cover in the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 80:885-893.

Wang, O., L. Zachmann, S. E. Sesnie, A. D. Olsson, and B. G. Dickson. 2014. A targeted sampling design informed by habitat suitability models for detecting focal plant species over extensive areas. PLoS ONE 9(7): e0101196.

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Aslan, C. E., E. S. Zavaleta, B. Tershy, and D. Croll. 2013. Mutualism disruption threatens global plant biodiversity: a systematic review. PLoS ONE 8: e66993.

Mark, M.M. and D.R. Rubenstein. 2013. Physiological costs and carry-over effects of avian interspecific brood parasitism drive reproductive tradeoffs. Hormones and Behavior 63:717-722.

Souther, S. 2013. Letter: Drawbacks to Natural Gas. Science 340: 141.

Mark, M.M. 2013. Host-specific parasitism in the Central American striped cuckoo, Tapera naevia. Journal of Avian Biology 44 (5): 445-450.

Holcomb, C.M., T.D. Sisk, B.G. Dickson, S.E. Sesnie and E.N. Aumack. 2013. Administrative boundaries and ecological divergence: The divided history and coordinated future of land management on the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona, USA. The Colorado Plateau V. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

Mork, L.A., T.D. Sisk and E.N. Aumack. 2013. Livestock grazing following wildfire: Understory community response in an upland ponderosa pine forest. The Colorado Plateau V. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

McGraw, J.B., Lubbers, A.E., Van der Voort, M., Mooney, E.H., Furedi, M.A., Souther, S., Turner, J.B. & J. Chandler. 2013. Ecology and conservation of American ginseng in a changing world. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1286: 62-91.

Sesnie, S.E., B.G. Dickson, J.M. Rundall and T.D. Sisk. 2013. Assessment of the mixed conifer forest conditions on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona USA. The Colorado Plateau V. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

Brown, ML, TM Donovan, WS Schwenk, and DM Theobald. 2013. Predicting impacts of future human population growth and development on occupancy rates of forest-dependent birds. Biological Conservation 170: 311-320.

Dickson, B. G., G. Roemer, B. H. McRae, and J. M. Rundall. 2013. Models of regional habitat quality and connectivity for pumas (Puma concolor) in the southwestern Unites States. PLoS ONE 8(12): e81898.

Dickson, B. G., S. E. Sesnie, E. Fleishman, and D. S. Dobkin. 2013. Identification of habitat and assessment of habitat quality for conservation of terrestrial animals. Pages 149-173 in L. Craighead and C. Convis, eds., Conservation planning: shaping the future. Esri Press, Redlands, CA, USA.

Horncastle, V. J., R. F. Yarborough, B. G. Dickson, and S. R. Rosenstock. 2013. Summer habitat use by adult female mule deer in a restoration-treated ponderosa pine forest. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37(4): 707-713.

Kenkel, J. A., T. Sisk, K. Hultine, S. Sesnie, M. Bowker, and N. C. Johnson. 2013. Cars and canyons: Understanding roadside impacts of automobile pollution in Grand Canyon National Park. Park Science 30(2):52–57.

Thomas, M. A., G. W. Roemer , C. J. Donlan, B. G. Dickson, M. Matocq, and J. Malaney. 2013. Gene tweaking for conservation. Nature 501:485-486.

Rowland, M.M.; Vojta, C.D.; tech. eds. 2013. A technical guide for monitoring wildlife habitat. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-89. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 400 p.

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Aslan, C., M. Rejmánek. 2012. Native fruit traits may mediate dispersal competition between native and non-native plants. NeoBiota 12:1-24.

Souther, S., Lechowicz, M. & J.B. McGraw. 2012. Experimental test for adaptive differentiation of ginseng populations reveals complex response to temperature. Annals of Botany 110(4): 829-837.

Aslan, C. E., E. S. Zavaleta, B. Tershy, and D. Croll. 2012. Effects of native and non-native vertebrate mutualists on plants. Conservation Biology 12:778-789.

Aslan, C. E., M. Rejmánek, and R. Klinger. 2012. Evaluating early spread of woody invaders in urban-rural matrix landscapes: an exploration of efficient methods using two species of Oleaceae. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:331-338.

Bradley, B. B., A. D. Olsson, B. G. Dickson, S. E. Sesnie, O. Wang, L. Pelech, and L. Zachmann. 2012. Species detection vs. habitat suitability: Are we biasing habitat suitability models with remotely sensed data? Ecological Modelling 244:57-64.

Brodie, J. F., and C. E. Aslan. 2012. Halting regime shifts in floristically intact tropical forests deprived of their frugivores. Restoration Ecology 20:153-157.

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.

Holcomb, C. M., T. D. Sisk, B. G. Dickson, S. E. Sesnie, and E. N. Aumack. 2012. Administrative boundaries and ecological divergence: the divided history and coordinated future of land management on the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona, USA. Pages 1-20 in C. Van Riper, III, M. L. Villareal, C. J. van Riper, and M. J. Johnson, eds., The Colorado Plateau V: research, environmental planning, and management for collaborative conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Kalies, E. L., B. G. Dickson, C. L. Chambers, and W. W. Covington. 2012. Restoration treatments increase occupancy of the small mammal community in ponderosa pine forests, northern Arizona, USA. Ecological Applications 22:204-217.

Noon, B., Bailey, L., McKelvey, K., & Sisk, T. (2012). Efficient species-level monitoring at the landscape scale. Conservation Biology, 26(3), 432-441.

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 33:276-286.

Sesnie, S. E., B. G. Dickson, J. M. Rundall, and T. D. Sisk. 2012. Assessment of mixed conifer forest conditions on the Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, USA. Pages 23-41 in C. van Riper, III, M. L. Villareal, C. J. van Riper, and M. J. Johnson, eds., The Colorado Plateau V: research, environmental planning, and management for collaborative conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, USA.

Thomas, S. M., A. A. Agostinho, L. C. Gomes, M. J. Silveira, M. Rejmánek, C. E. Aslan, and E. Chow. 2012. Using space-for-time substitution and time sequence approaches in invasion ecology. Freshwater Biology 57:2401-2410.

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Battin, J., & Sisk, T. 2011. One-sided edge responses in forest birds following restoration treatments. The Condor, 113(3), 501-510.

Souther, S. & J.B. McGraw. 2011. Evidence of local adaptation in demographic response of American ginseng to interannual temperature variation. Conservation Biology 25(5): 922- 931.

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.

Sisk, T. 2011. Leopold's shack and ricketts's lab: The emergence of environmentalism. BioScience, 61(7), 567-568.

Sisk, T. 2011. Two "destined human deliverers" of environmental science. BioScience, 61(7).

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Castellanos-Villegas, A., L. Bravo, G. Koch, J. Llano, D. López, R. Méndez, J. Rodríguez, R. Romo, T.D. Sisk, and G. Yanes-Arvayo. 2010. Impactos ecológicos por el uso del terreno en el funcionamiento de ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos. In Diversidad Biológica de Sonora, F.M. Freaner, and T.V. Devender (eds.). UNAM-CONABIO. Hermosillo, Mexico.

Souther, S. & J.B. McGraw. 2010. Vulnerability of American ginseng to an extreme early spring temperature fluctuation. Population Ecology 53(1): 119-129.

McGraw, J.B., Souther, S. & A.E. Lubbers. 2010. Rates of harvest and compliance with regulations in natural populations of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) Natural Areas Journal 30: 202 – 210.

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.

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.

Munoz-Erickson, T., Aguilar-Gonzales, B., Loeser, M., & Sisk , T. 2010. A framework to evaluate ecological and social outcomes of collaborative management: lessons from implementation with a northern Arizona collaborative group. Environmental Management, 45(1), 132-144.

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

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., Wakeling, B., & Riper, C. 2010. Shaping conservation through the integration of research with resources management on the Colorado Plateau: a synthesis. (pp. 315-322). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

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.

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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.

Hannon, L., & Sisk, T. 2009. Hedgerows in an agri-natural landscape: Potential habitat value for native bees. Biological Conservation, 142(10), 2140-2154.

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.

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.

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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 landscape. Oecologia 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.

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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.

Hurteau, S., B.G. Dickson, T.D. Sisk, and W.M. Block. 2007. Avian community responses to forest thinning and prescribed surface fire, alone and in combination. The Colorado Plateau III. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.


Sisk, T.D. 2007. Wild times in cow country: Working landscapes and conservation. In S. Silbert, G. Chanler and G.P. Nabhan (eds.) Five ways to value working landscapes in the West. Center for Sustainable Environments, Flagstaff, AZ.


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

Loeser, M.E., T.E. Crews, and T.D. Sisk. 2007Impact 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 and Psittacanthus 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.

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Brand, L.A., B.R. Noon, and T.D. Sisk. 2006Predicting abundance of desert riparian birds: Validation and calibration of the Effective Area Model. Ecological 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.

Hampton, H. M., Aumack, E. N., Prather, J. W., Dickson, B. G., Xu, Y., & Sisk, T. D. 2006. Development and transfer of spatial tools based on landscape ecological principles: Supporting public participation in forest restoration planning in the southwestern United States. Forest Landscape Ecology, 65-95

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. 2006Integrating 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. 2006Landscape models to predict the influence of forest structure on Tassel-eared Squirrel populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:723-731.

Saab, V., Bate, L., Lehmkhul, J., Dickson, B., Story, S., Jentsch, S., & Block, W. 2006. Changes in downed wood and forest structure after prescribed fire in ponderosa pine forests. USDA Forest Service Proceedings, 477-487.

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

Sisk, T. D., Prather, J. W., Hampton, H. M., Aumack, E. N., Xu, Y., & Dickson, B. G. 2006. Participatory landscape analysis to guide restoration of ponderosa pine ecosystems in the American southwest. Landscape and Urban Planning, 78(4), 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.

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Dickson, B. G., Jenness, J. S., & Beier, P. 2005. Influence of vegetation, topography, and roads on cougar movement in southern California. Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(1), 264-276.

Hampton, H., Aumack, E., Prather, J., Xu, Y., Dickson, B., & Sisk, T. 2005. Demonstration and test of a spatial decision support system for forest restoration planning. (pp. 47-65). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Loeser, M.R., S. Mezulis, T. Theimer, and T.D. Sisk. 2005. Vegetative cover and forb responses to cattle exclusion: implications for pronghorn. Journal 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.

Prather, J., Sisk, T., Dickson, B., Xu, Y., Hampton, H., Dodd, N., & Aumack, E. 2005. Modeling the effects of forest restoration treatments on sensitive wildlife taxa: a gis-based approach. (pp. 69-86). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

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

Dickson, B., Sisk, T., & Block, W. 2004. Conceptual framework for studying the effects of fuels treatments on avian communities in ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona. (pp. 193-201). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Converse, S., Dickson, B., White, G., & Block, W. 2004. Estimating small mammal abundance on fuels treatment units in southwestern ponderosa pine forests. (p. 113). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

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.

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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.

Mark, M.M. 2003. Some observations on Callicebus oenanthe in the upper Rio Mayo Valley, Peru. Neotropical Primates 11: 183-187.

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.

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Dickson, B. G., & Beier, P. 2002. Home-range and habitat selection by adult cougars in southern California. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 66(4), 1235-1245.

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.

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Hampton, H.M., L. Ries, and T.D. Sisk. 2001. A Spatial Model for Predicting Animal Responses to Ecological Changes. Proceedings for 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 grasslandIn: 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.

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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 of Psittacantus 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.

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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.

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