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Journal Articles
Zhang, J., Qian, H., Girardello, M., Pellissier, V., Nielsen, S.E. & Svenning, J-C. 2018. Trophic interactions among vertebrate guilds and plants shape global patterns in species diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285:20180949.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Lamb, C.T., Mowat, G., McLellan, B.N., Nielsen, S.E. & Boutin, S. 2017. Forbidden fruit: human settlement and abundant fruit create an ecological trap for an apex omnivore. Journal of Animal Ecology 86(1): 55–65.
Laskin, D.N., Montaghi A, Nielsen, S.E. & McDermid, G.J. 2016. Estimating understory temperatures using MODIS LST in mixed cordilleran forests. Remote Sensing 8: 658.
Barber, Q.E., Bater, C.W., Braid, A.C.R., Coops, N.C., Tompalski, P. & Nielsen, S.E. 2016. Airborne laser scanning for modelling understory shrub abundance and productivity. Forest Ecology and Management 377: 46-54.
Zhang, J., Nielsen, S.E., Mao, L., Chen, S. & Jens-Christian S.  2016. Regional and historical factors supplement current climate in shaping global forest canopy height. Journal of Ecology 104: 469–478.
Zhang, J., Nielsen, S.E., Stolar, J., Chen, Y. & Thullier, W. 2015. Gains and losses of plant species and phylogenetic diversity for a northern high-latitude region. Diversity and Distributions 21(12): 1441–1454.
Schoenecker, K.A., Nielsen, S.E., Zeigenfuss, L.C. & Pague, C.A. 2015. Selection of vegetation types and density of bison in an arid ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(7): 1117-1128.
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.
Nijland W., Nielsen S.E., Coops N.C., Wulder M.A. & Stenhouse G.B. 2014. Fine-spatial scale predictions of understory species using climate-and LiDAR-derived terrain and canopy metrics. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 8(1): 083572-083572.
Teichman K.J., Nielsen S.E. & Roland J. 2013. Trophic cascades: linking ungulates to shrub-dependent birds and butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1288-1299.
Nijland W., Coops N.C., Coogan S.C.P., Bater C.W., Wulder M.A., Nielsen S.E., McDermid G. & Stenhouse G.B. 2013. Vegetation phenology can be captured with digital repeat photography and linked to variability of root nutrition in Hedysarum alpinum. Applied Vegetation Science 16(2): 317–324.
Coogan S.C.P., Nielsen S.E. & Stenhouse G.B. 2012. Spatial and temporal heterogeneity creates a "brown tide" in root phenology and nutrition. ISRN Ecology, Article ID 618257: 1-10.
Coops N.C., Hilker T., Bater C.W., Wulder M.A., Nielsen S.E., McDermid G. & Stenhouse G. 2012. Linking ground-based to satellite derived phenological metrics in support of habitat assessment. Remote Sensing Letters 3(3): 191-200.
Bater C.W., Coops N.C., Wulder M.A., Hilker T., Nielsen S.E., McDermid G. & Stenhouse G.B. 2011. Using digital time-lapse cameras to monitor species-specific understorey and overstorey phenology in support of wildlife habitat assessment. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 180: 1-13.
Bater C.W., Coops N.C., Wulder M.A., Nielsen S.E., McDermid G. & Stenhouse G.B. 2011. Design and installation of a camera network across an elevation gradient for habitat assessment. Instrumentation Science & Technology 39: 231-247.
Nielsen S.E., Munro R.H.M., Bainbridge E., Boyce M.S. & Stenhouse G.B. 2004. Grizzly bears and forestry II: distribution of grizzly bear foods in clearcuts of west-central Alberta, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management 199: 67-82.
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
Nielsen, S.E., Aldridge, C.L., Hanser, S.E., Leu, M., Knick, S.T. 2011. Occurrence of non-native invasive plants: The role of anthropogenic features. Pp. 357–386 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.
Leu, M., Hanser, S.E., Aldridge, C.L., Nielsen, S.E., Cade, B.S. & Knick, S.T.  2011. A sampling and analytical approach to develop spatial distribution models for sagebrush-associated species. Pp. 88–111 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.
Research Reports
Boutin, S., Nielsen, S.E., Bayne, E. 2018. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs Final Report. University of Alberta. 65 pp.
Nielsen, S.E., Dennett, J., Denny, C., Kohler, M. & Farr, D. 2017. Terrestrial vascular plant monitoring project for the Lower Athabasca (2012-2016). 166 pages.
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.
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
Dennett, J.M. 2018. Search and rescue: detection and mitigation of rare vascular plant species. Ph.D. 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.
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.
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.
Teichman, K.J. 2013. Trophic cascades: Linking ungulates to shrub-dependent birds and butterflies. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Coogan, S.C.P. 2012. Getting to the root of the matter: Grizzly bears and alpine sweetevtch in west-central Alberta, Canada. 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. & 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.