2018 Publications


In 2018, our staff co-authored more than 20 significant scientific publications that examine and address the negative impacts of human activity on biodiversity and the natural world. These studies investigate the drivers of habitat destruction, landscape fragmentation, and climate change and address solutions to these challenges. 

Pat Comer

Comer, P., M. Reid, K. Schulz, J. Hak, S. Auer, M. Kling, and H. Hamilton. 2018. Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience of Major Vegetation Types of the Western Interior U.S.- Shrublands and Grasslands. Prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. NatureServe, Arlington, VA. 331 pp.

Comer, P., M. Reid, K. Schulz, J. Hak, S. Auer, M. Kling, and H. Hamilton. 2018. Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience of Major Vegetation Types of the Western Interior U.S.- Forests and Woodlands. Prepared for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. NatureServe, Arlington, VA. 288 pp.

Comer, P.J., J.C. Hak, K. Kindscher, E. Muldavin, and J. Singhurst. 2018. Continent-Scale Landscape Conservation Design for Temperate Grasslands of the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert. Natural Areas Journal Vol. 38, Number 2: 196-211.

Unnasch, R.S., P.J. Comer, and D.P. Braun. 2018. Great Basin National Park: Potential Ecological Effects of Nearby Energy Development. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/BRD/NRR—2018/. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Unnasch, R.S., D.P. Braun, P. J. Comer, G. E. Eckert. 2018. The ecological integrity assessment framework: A framework for assessing the ecological integrity of biological and ecological resources of the national park system (Version 1.1). Natural Resource Report. NPS/NRSS/BRD/NRR—2018/1602. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado

Patrick McIntyreComer P.J., Ecoregional Planning and Climate Change Adaptation, 2018. In: Dominick A. DellaSala, and Michael I. Goldstein (eds.) The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, vol.[2], pp. 245-256. Oxford: Elsevier. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

McIntyre, PJ, Rusbarsky, J, Faber-Langendoen, D, Kent, D, Fernandez, M, Soto, AR; Gonzalez-Hernandez, CA; Ontiveros, XE; Santos, OT, Lucio, CR, Revollo-Fernandez, DA; Bruner, A. 2018. Mexico: Integrating stakeholders in mangrove assessments and management planning: A model based on collaborative planning in Veracruz, Mexico. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC. 

Don Faber-Langendoen

Gonzalez-Hernandez, CA, Ontiveros, XE,  Lagunes-Díaz, EG, Lucio Palacio, CR, McIntyre, PJ, Faber-Langendoen, D, Fernandez, M, Revollo-Fernandez, DA, Bruner, A. 2018. Plan de Manejo: Comunidad La Mojarra / Management Plan for the Community of La Mojarra. Project ME-T1313-SN1/17- Mexico: Integrating Stakeholder in Mangrove Assessments and Management Planning. Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC. 

Easterday, K., McIntyre, P. and Kelly, M., 2018. Land ownership and 20th century changes to forest structure in California. Forest Ecology and Management, 422, pp.137-146.

Xi, W., Peet, R.K., Lee, M.T. et al. 2018. Hurricane disturbances, tree diversity, and succession in North Carolina Piedmont forests, USA.  Journal of Forestry Research 30: 219. DOI: 10.1007/s11676-018-0813-4

Miguel FernandezKissling, W. D., Ahumada, J. A., Bowser, A., Fernández, M., Fernández, N., García, E. A., ... & McRae, L. (2018). Building essential biodiversity variables (EBV s) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological reviews, 93(1), 600-625.

Brink, B. J. E. ten., Cantele, M., Adams, V. M., Bonn, A., Davies, J., Fernández, M., Matthews, N., Morris, J., Ramírez Hernández, W. A., Schoolenberg, M. A., Berg, M. van den, Pennock, D., and Vuuren, D. P. van. Chapter 7: Scenarios of land degradation and restoration. In IPBES (2018): The IPBES assessment report on land degradation and restoration. Montanarella, L., Scholes, R., and Brainich, A. (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany, pp. 531-589.

Rapacciuolo, G., C. H. Graham, J. Marin, J. E. Behm, G. C. Costa, S. B. Hedges, M.R. Helmus, V. C. Radeloff, B. E. Young, and T. M. Brooks. 2018. Species diversity as a surrogate for conservation of phylogenetic and functional diversity in terrestrial vertebrates across the Americas. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3:53-61.

Bruce YoungFoden, W.B., B. E. Young, H. R. Akçakaya, R. A. Garcia, A. A. Hoffmann, B. A. Stein, C. D. Thomas, C. J. Wheatley, D. Bickford, A. Carr, D. G. Hole, T. G. Martin, M. Pacifici, J. W. Pearce-Higgins, P. J. Platts, P. Visconti, J. E. M. Watson, B. Huntley. 2018. Climate change vulnerability assessment of species. WIREs Climate Change

Marin, J., G. Rapacciuolo, G. C. Costa, C. H. Graham, T. M. Brooks, B. E. Young, V. Radeloff, J. E. Behm, M. R. Helmus, S. B. Hedges. 2018. Evolutionary time drives global tetrapod diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285 20172378;

Lori ScottPyne, M. 2018. The status of Physalis hederifolia (Solanaceae) in Louisiana, U.S.A. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 12(1):317–321.

Carter, S.K, S.S. Maxted, T.L.E. Bergeson, D.P. Helmers, L. Scott, V.C. Radeloff. 2019. Assessing vulnerability and threat from housing development to conservation opportunity areas in state wildlife action plans across the United States. Landscape and Urban Planning 185 237-245.

Healy Hamilton

Oliver, L.E. and D.J. Leaman. 2018. Protecting goldenseal: how status assessments inform conservation. Herbalgram 119:40-55.

Hamilton, H., Guala, G.F., and A. Simpson. 2018. Promoting Synergy in the Innovative Use of Environmental Data. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1104, 52 p.

Short, G., Smith, R., Motomura, H., Harasti, D. and H. Hamilton. 2018. Hippocampus japapigu, a new species of pygmy seahorse from Japan, with a redescription of H. pontohi (Teleostei, Syngnathidae).
Zookeys 779: 27-49

Anne FrancesFrances, A., Smith, A.B., and Khoury, C. 2018.  Conservation status and threat assessments for North American crop wild relatives. Pp. 189-208 in North American Crop Wild Relatives: Conservation and Use (Springer, New York).

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