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Restoration Ecology Lab Publications in Review

Parisien, M. A., S. Snetsinger, J. A. Greenberg, C. R. Nelson, T. Schoennagel, S. Z. Dobrowski, and M. A. Moritz. In review. Spatial variability in wildfire probability across the western United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire (accepted pending revision).

Switalski, T. A. and C. R. Nelson. In review. Efficacy of Road Removal for Restoring Black Bear Habitat in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. Biological Conservation (accepted pending revision).

Recent Restoration Ecology Lab Publications

Alexander, S., C. R. Nelson, J. Aronson, D. Lamb, A. Cliquet, K. Erwin, M. Finlayson, R. de Groot, J. Harris, E. Higgs, R. Hobbs, R. R. Lewis III, D. Martinez, and C. Murcia. In press. Opportunities and Challenges for Ecological Restoration within REDD+. Restoration Ecology.

Abrahamson, I., C. R. Nelson, and D. Affleck. 2011. Assessing the performance of sampling designs for measuring abundance of understory plants. Ecological Applications 21:452-464.

Grant, A. S., C. R. Nelson, T. A. Switalski, and S. Rinehart. 2011. Restoration of native plant communities after road decommissioning: effect of seed mix composition and density on vegetation establishment. Restoration Ecology 19:160-169.

Schoennagel, T., and C. R. Nelson. 2011. Restoration relevance of recent National Fire Plan treatments in forests of the Western US. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:271-277.

Sutherland, S. and C. R. Nelson. 2010. Nonnative plant response to silvicultural treatments: a model based on disturbance, propagule pressure, and competitive abilities. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 25:27-33.

Schoennagel, T., C. R. Nelson, D. M. Theobald, G. C. Carnwath, and T. B. Chapman. 2009. Implementation of National Fire Plan treatments near the wildland-urban interface in the western United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106:10706-10711.

Manolis, J., K. M. Chan, S. Stephens, M. Finkelstein, C. R. Nelson, J. B. Grant, and M. P. Dombeck. 2009. Leadership: A new frontier in conservation science. Conservation Biology 23:879-886.

Nelson, C. R., C. B. Halpern, and J. K. Agee. 2008. Thinning and burning have little effect on native plant communities but promote low-level invasion by nonnative plants. Ecological Applications 18:762-770.

Nelson, C. R., T. Schoennagel, and E. Gregory. 2008. Opportunities for academic training in the science and practice of restoration within the United States and Canada. Restoration Ecology 16:225-230.

Nelson, C.R., C.B. Halpern, and J.A. Antos. 2007. Variation in responses of late-seral herbs to disturbance and environmental stress. Ecology 88:2880-2890.

Grant, J.B., J.D. Olden, Lawler, J.J, C.R. Nelson, and B. Silliman. 2007. Academic institutions in the United States and Canada ranked according to performance in the field of Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology 21:1139-1144.

Lawler, J.J, J.E. Aukema, J.B. Grant, B. Halpern, P. Kareiva, C.R. Nelson, J.D. Olden, K. Ohleth, M.A. Schlaepfer, B. Silliman, and P. Zaradic. 2006. Conservation science:  a twenty-year report card. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4:473-480.

Nelson, C.R. and C.B. Halpern. 2005. Edge-related responses of understory plants to aggregated retention harvest in the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Applications 15(1):196-209.

Nelson, C.R. and C.B. Halpern. 2005. Short-term effects of timber harvest and forest edges on ground-layer bryophytes in the Pacific Northwestern United States. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 610-620.

Nelson, C.R. and C.B. Halpern. 2005. Short-term responses of vascular plants and bryophytes in forest patches retained during structural retention harvest. In: Peterson, C. E. and Maguire, D. A., eds. Balancing ecosystem values: innovative experiments for sustainable forestry. PNW-GTR-635. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Schlaepfer, M.A., J. E. Aukema, J. Grant, B. Halpern, J. Hoekstra, P. Kareiva, J. Lawler, J. C. Manolis, C. R. Nelson, J. D. Olden, B. Silliman, S. Stephens, J. Wiens, and P. Zaradic. 2005. Re-wilding:  a bold plan that needs native megafauna. Nature 437:951.

UPDATED: May 4, 2011