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Journal Articles
Coogan, S.C.P., Coops, N.C., Janz, D.M., Cattet, M.R.L., Kearney, S.P., Stenhouse, G.B. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Towards grizzly bear population recovery in a modern landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology (early view).
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., Carroll, C., Pedlar, J.H., Wilsey, C.B., McKenney, D.W. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Macrorefugia for North American trees and songbirds: Climatic limiting factors and multi-scale topographic influences. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2018: 1–14.
Lamb, C.T., Mowat, G., Reid, A., Smit, L., Proctor, M., McLellan, B.N., Nielsen, S.E., Boutin, S. 2018. Effects of habitat quality and access management on the density of a recoverying grizzly bear population. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:1406–1417.
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).
Zhang, J., Nielsen, S.E., Chen, Y., Georges, D., Qin, Y., Wang, S., Svenning, J.C. & Thuiller, W. 2017. Extinction risk of North American seed plants elevated by climate and land-use change. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 303-312.
Chen, Y., Zhang, J., Jiang, J. Nielsen, S.E., & He, F. 2017. Assessing the effectiveness of China’s protected areas to conserve current and future amphibian diversity. Diversity and Distributions 23: 146–157.
Carroll, C., Roberts, D.R., Michalak, J.L., Lawler, J.L., Nielsen, S.E. Stralberg, D., Hamann, A., Mcrae, B.H. & Wang, T. 2017. Scale-dependent complementarity of climatic velocity and environmental diversity for identifying priority areas for conservation under climate change Global Change Biology 23:4508–4520.
Hamann A., Roberts D.R., Barber Q.E., Carroll C. & Nielsen S.E. 2015. Velocity of climate change algorithms for guiding conservation and management. Global Change Biology 21(2): 997-1004.
Nielsen S.E., Cranston J. & Stenhouse G.B. 2009. Identification of priority areas for grizzly bear conservation and recovery in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Conservation Planning 5: 38-60.
Nielsen S.E., Boyce M.S., Beyer H., Huettmann F. & Stenhouse G.S. 2008. Can natural disturbance-based forestry rescue a declining population of grizzly bears? Biological Conservation 141: 2193-2207.
Nielsen S.E., Boyce M.S. & Stenhouse G.B. 2006. A habitat-based framework for grizzly bear conservation in Alberta. Biological Conservation 130: 217-229.
Nielsen S.E., Kirschbaum C.D. & Haney A. 2003. Restoration of Midwest oak barrens: Structural manipulation or process-only? Conservation Ecology 7(2): 10.
Nielsen S.E. & Haney A. 1998. Gradient responses for understory species in a bracken-grassland and northern-dry forest ecosystem of Northeast Wisconsin. Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters 86: 149-166.
Book Chapters
Knick, S.T., Hanser, S.E., Leu, M., Aldridge, C.L., Nielsen, S.E., Rowland, M.M,, Finn, S.P. & Wisdom, M.J. 2011. Management considerations. Pp. 387–394 in Hanser, S.E., Leu, M., Knick, S.T. & Aldridge, C.L. (editors), Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation and Management: Ecoregional Assessment Tools and Models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.
Noss R., Nielsen S.E. & Vance-Borland K. 2009. Prioritizing ecosystems, species, and sites for restoration. Pages 158-171 in Spatial Conservation Prioritization: Quantitative Methods and Computational Tools, Moilanen, A., K. A. Wilson, & H. Possingham editors. Oxford University Press, London.
Research Reports
Chai, S-L., Nixon, A., Zhang, J. & Nielsen, S.E. 2014. Predicting invasive species response to climate change: Prioritization and mapping of new potential threats to Alberta’s Biodiversity. Prepared for the Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation Project/Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. Edmonton, AB. 60 pages.
Thesis
Hughes, C. 2018. The importance and influence of the human dimensions in grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) conservation. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dennett, J.M. 2018. Search and rescue: detection and mitigation of rare vascular plant species. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Castillo Ayala, C.I. 2016. Conservation planning for non-human primates in Colombia (South America). M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Braid, A.C.R. 2015. Mitigating the effects of human activity on grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in southwestern Alberta. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Pedersen, J.L.M. 2015. Mitigating the impacts of climate change on rare plants through assisted migration. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Outreach
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.