Publications
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Journal Articles
Franklin, C.M.A., Macdonald, S.E. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Combining aggregated and dispersed tree retention harvesting for conservation of vascular plant communities. Ecological Applications 28(7): 1830–1840.
Stralberg, D., Wang, X., Parisien, M.A., Robinne, F.N., Solymos, P., Mahon, C.L., Nielsen, S.E. & Bayne, E.M. 2018. Wildfire-mediated vegetation change in boreal forests of Alberta, Canada. Ecosphere 9:3, e02156.
Roberts, D., Ciuti, S., Barber, Q.E., Willier, C. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Accelerated seed dispersal along linear disturbances in the Canadian oil sands region. Scientific Reports 8:4828.
Dennett, J.M., Gould, A.J., Macdonald, S.E. & Nielsen S.E. 2018. Investigating detection success: lessons from trials using decoy rare plants. Plant Ecology (online first).
Xing, D., Nielsen, S.E., Macdonald, S.E., Spence, J.R., He, F. 2018. Survival and growth of residual trees in a variable retention harvest experiment in a boreal mixedwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 411: 187-194.
Mao, L., Dennett, J., Bater, C.W., Tompalski, P., Coops, N.C., Farr, D., Kohler, M., White B., Stadt, J.J. & Nielsen S.E. 2018. Using airborne laser scanning to predict plant species richness and assess conservation threats in the oil sands region of Alberta’s boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management 409: 29-37.
Mao, L., Bater, C.W., Stadt, J.J., White, B., Tompalski, P., Coops, N.C. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Environmental landscape determinants of maximum forest canopy height of boreal forests. Journal of Plant Ecology rtx071: 1-7.
Guo, X., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S.E., Bater, C.W., Nielsen, S.E., Stadt, J.J., Drever, M. 2018. Integrating airborne lidar and satellite imagery to model habitat connectivity dynamics for spatial conservation prioritization. Landscape Ecology (early view).
Guo, X., Coops, N.C., Tompalski, P., Nielsen, S.E., Bater, C.W. & Stadt, J.J. 2017. Regional mapping of vegetation structure for biodiversity monitoring using airborne lidar data Ecological Informatics 38: 50–61.
Hird, J.N., Montaghi, A., McDermid, G.J., Kariyeva, J., Moorman, B.J., Nielsen, S.E., McIntosh, A. 2017. Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring Recovery of Forest Vegetation on Petroleum Well Sites. Remote Sensing 9(5): 413.
Nielsen, S.E., DeLancey, E.R., Reinhardt, K. & Parisien, M.A. 2016. Effects of lakes on wildfire activity in the boreal forests of Saskatchewan, Canada Forests 7: 265.
Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Macdonald, S.E., Nielsen, S.E., Bater, C.W., White, B., Ogilvie, J. & Stadt, J. 2015. Remote sensing proxies of productivity and moisture predict forest stand type and recovery rate following experimental harvest. Forest Ecology and Management 357: 239-247.
Nijland W., Coops, N.C., Macdonald, S.E., Nielsen, S.E., Bater, C. & Stadt, J.J. 2015. Comparing patterns in forest stand structure following variable harvests using airborne laser scanning data. Forest Ecology and Management 354: 272-280.
van Rensen, C.K., Nielsen, S.E., White, B., Vinge, T. & Lieffers, V.J. 2015. Natural regeneration of forest vegetation on legacy seismic lines in boreal habitats in Alberta’s oil sands region. Biological Conservation 184: 127–135.
Book Chapters
Research Reports
Boutin, S., Nielsen, S.E., Bayne, E. 2018. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs Final Report. University of Alberta. 65 pp.
Nielsen, S.E. 2016. Fruiting shrubs of the Lower Athabasca: Distribution, ecology and a digital atlas. A report to the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA). 29 February 2016. Edmonton, Alberta. 81 pgs.
Thesis
Dennett, J.M. 2018. Search and rescue: detection and mitigation of rare vascular plant species. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Knaggs, M.D. 2018. Effects of burn severity and time since fire on songbird communities in the northern boreal forest. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Franklin, C.M.A. 2018. Effectiveness of retention harvesting for biodiversity conservation: evidence for understory vegetation and wildlife. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Robinson, M.P. 2017. Reproduction and abundance of the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) in post-harvest variable retention forests. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Willier, C.N. 2017. Changes in peatland plant community composition and stand structure due to road induced flooding and desiccation. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Van Rensen, C.K. 2014. Predicting patterns of regeneration on seismic lines to inform restoration planning in boreal forest habitats. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Outreach
Roberts, D. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Seismic lines may spread seeds. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #8.
Willier, C. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Why did the water cross under the road? Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #7.
Dennett, J. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Testing rare plant translocations. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #6.
Nielsen, S.E. 2017. A place-based understanding of fruiting shrubs. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #5.
Nielsen, S.E. & Dennett, J. 2017. Interpreting the rankings of rare plants. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #4.
Nielsen, S.E. & Dennett, J. 2017. Putting rare plants on the map. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #3.
Filicetti, A. & Nielsen, S.E. 2017. Fire: a seismic restoration tool? Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #2.
Riva, F., Acorn, J. & Nielsen, S.E. 2017. Low-impact holds true for butterflies. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #1.