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Journal Articles
Larsen, T.A., Nielsen, S.E., Cranston, J. & Stenhouse, G.B. 2019. Do remnant retention patches and forest edges increase grizzly bear food supply? Forest Ecology and Management 433:741-761.
Ladle, A., Avgar T., Wheatley, M., Stenhouse, G.B., Nielsen, S.E. & Boyce, M.S. 2018. Grizzly bear response to spatio-temporal variability in human recreational activity. Journal of Applied Ecology (early view).
Hughes, C. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. ‘Bear are only the Lightning Rod’: Ongoing Acrimony in Alberta’s Grizzly Bear Recovery. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal (early view).
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).
Coogan, S.C.P., Raubenheimer, D., Stenhouse, G.B., Coops, N.C. & Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Functional macronutrient generalism in a larger omnivore, the brown bear. Ecology and Evolution 2018:1-12.
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.
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.
Cristescu, B., Stenhouse, G.B., Symbaluk, M., Nielsen, S.E. & Boyce, M.S. 2016. Wildlife habitat selection on landscapes with industrial disturbance. Environmental Conservation 1-10.
Boyce, M.S., Johnson, C.J., Merrill, E.H., Nielsen, S.E., Solberg, E.J. & van Moorter, B. 2016. Can habitat selection predict abundance? Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 11–20.
Carlson, R.I., Cattet, M.R.L., Sarauer, B.L., Nielsen, S.E., Boulanger, J., Stenhouse, G.B. & Janz, D.M. 2016. Development and application of an antibody-based protein microarray to assess physiological stress in grizzly bears (Ursus arctos). Conservation Physiology 4: 1-17.
Cristescu, B., Stenhouse, G.B., Symbaluk, M., Nielsen, S.E. & Boyce, M.S. 2016. Wildlife habitat selection on landscapes with industrial disturbance. Environmental Conservation [in press]
Cuti, S., Jensen, W.F., Nielsen, S.E. & Boyce, M.S. 2015. Predicting mule deer recruitment from climate oscillations for harvest management on the northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(8): 1226–1238.
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.
López-Alfaroa, C., Coogan, S.C.P., Robbins, C.T., Fortin, J.K. & Nielsen, S.E. 2015. Assessing nutritional parameters of brown bear diets among ecosystems gives insight into differences among populations. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128088.
Proctor, M., Nielsen, S.E., Kasworm, W., Servheen, C., Radandt, T., MacHutchon, G. & Boyce, M.S. 2015. Grizzly bear connectivity mapping in the Canada-United States trans-border region. Journal of Wildlife Management 79: 544-558.
Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Nielsen, S.E. & Stenhouse, G. 2015. Integrating optical satellite data and airborne laser scanning in habitat classification for wildlife management. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 38: 242–250.
White C.F.H., Coops N.C., Nijland W., Hilker T., Nelson T.A., Wulder M.A., Nielsen S.E. & Stenhouse G.B. 2014. Characterizing a decade of disturbance events using Landsat and MODIS satellite imagery in Western Alberta, Canada for grizzly bear management. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 40(5): 336-347.
Morrison, C.D., Boyce, M.S., Nielsen, S.E. & Bacon M.M. 2014. Habitat selection of a re-colonized cougar population in response to seasonal fluctuations of human activity. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(8): 1394–1403.
Pigeon K.E., Nielsen S.E., Stenhouse G.B. & Côté S.D. 2014. Den selection by grizzly bears on a managed landscape. Journal of Mammalogy 95(3): 559-571.
Shafer A.B.A., Nielsen S.E., Northrup J.M. & Stenhouse G.B. 2014. Linking genotype, ecotype, and phenotype in an intensively managed large carnivore. Evolutionary Applications 7(2): 301-312.
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.
Nielsen S.E., Cattet M.R.L., Boulanger J., Cranston J., McDermid G.J., Shafer A.B.A., Stenhouse G.B. 2013. Environmental, biological and anthropogenic effects on grizzly bear body size: temporal and spatial considerations. BMC Ecology 13: 31.
López-Alfaroa C., Robbins C.T., Zedrosser A. & Nielsen S.E. 2013. Energetics of hibernation and reproductive trade-offs in brown bears. Ecological Modeling 270: 1-10.
Stewart B.P., Nelson T.A., Laberee K., Nielsen S.E., Wulder M.A. & Stenhouse G. 2013. Quantifying grizzly bear selection of natural and anthropogenic edges. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(5): 957-964.
Girard T.L., Bork E.W., Nielsen S.E. & Alexander M.J. 2013. Seasonal variation in habitat selection by free-ranging feral horses within Alberta's Forest Reserve. Rangeland Ecology & Management 66(4): 428-437.
Nielsen S.E., Shafer A.B.A., Boyce M.S. & Stenhouse G.B. 2013. Does learning or instinct shape habitat selection? PLoS ONE 8(2) e53721.
Smulders M., Nelson T.A., Jelinski D.E., Nielsen S.E., Stenhouse G.B. & Laberee K. 2012. Quantifying spatial–temporal patterns in wildlife ranges using STAMP: A grizzly bear example.   Applied Geography 35(1–2): 124–131.
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.
Stewart B.P., Nelson T.A., Wulder M.A., Nielsen S.E. & Stenhouse G. 2012. Impact of disturbance characteristics and age on grizzly bear habitat selection. Applied Geography 34: 614-625.
Serrouya R., McLellan B.N., Boutin S., Seip D.R. & Nielsen S.E. 2011. Developing a population target for an overabundant ungulate for ecosystem restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.01998.x.
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.
Aldridge C.L., Nielsen S.E., Beyer H.L., Boyce M.S., Connelly J.W., Knick S.T. & Schroeder M.A. 2008. Range-wide patterns of greater sage-grouse persistence. Diversity and Distributions 14: 983-994.
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.
Munro R.H.M., Nielsen S.E., Price M.H., Stenhouse G.B. & Boyce M.S. 2006. Seasonal and diel patterns of grizzly bear diet and activity in west-central Alberta. Journal of Mammalogy 87: 1112-1121.
Gillies C.S., Hebblewhite M., Nielsen S.E., Krawchuk M.A., Aldridge C.L., Frair J.L., Saher D.J., Stevens C.E. & Jerde C.L. 2006. Application of random effects to the study of resource selection by animals. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 887-898.
Johnson C.J., Nielsen S.E., McDonald T.L., Merrill E. & Boyce M.S. 2006. Resource selection functions based on use-availability data: theoretical motivation and evaluation methods. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 347-357.
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., Herrero S., Boyce M.S., Benn B., Mace R.D., Gibeau M.L. & Jevons S. 2004. Modelling the spatial distribution of human-caused grizzly bear mortalities in the Central Rockies Ecosystem of Canada. Biological Conservation 120: 101-113.
Frair J.L., Nielsen S.E., Merrill E.H., Lele S., Boyce M.S., Munro R.H.M., Stenhouse G.B. & Beyer H.L. 2004. Removing GPS-collar bias in habitat-selection studies. Journal of Applied Ecology 41: 201-212.
Nielsen S.E., Boyce M.S., Stenhouse G.B. & Munro R.H.M. 2003. Development and testing of phenologically driven grizzly bear habitat models. Ecoscience 10: 1-10.
Boyce M.S., Vernier P.R., Nielsen S.E. & Schmiegelow F.K.A. 2002. Evaluating resource selection functions. Ecological Modelling 157: 281-300.
Book Chapters
Hanser, S.E., Leu, M., Aldridge, C.L., Nielsen, S.E. & Knick, S.T. 2011. Occurrence of small mammals: Deer mice and the challenge of trapping across large spatial extents. Pp. 337–356 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., Suring, L.H. & Knick, S.T. 2011. Occurrence of large and medium-sized mammal: Occurrence but not count models predict pronghorn distribution. Pp. 315–336 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.
Hanser, S.E., Leu, M., Aldridge, C.L., Nielsen, S.E., Rowland, M.M. & Knick, S.T. 2011. Occurrence and abundance of ants, reptiles, and mammals. Pp. 221–314 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.
Hanser, S.E., Aldridge, C.L., Leu, M., Rowland, M.M., Nielsen, S.E. & Knick, S.T. 2011. Greater sage-grouse: General use and roost site occurrence with pellet counts as a measure of relative abundance.  Pp. 112–140 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.
Belanger, R.J., Hecker, L.J., Edwards, M.A., Nielsen, S.E. 2018. Ronald Lake Wood Bison Research Program: Semi-Annual Progress Report 2018. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, April 30, 2018. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 16 pp.
Belanger, R.J., DeMars, C.A., Hecker, L.J., Edwards, M.A., Nielsen, S.E. 2017. Ronald Lake Wood Bison Research Program: Annual Report 2017. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, November 30, 2017. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 77 pp.
DeMars, C.A., Nielsen, S.E., Edwards, M.A. 2017. Range use, habitat selection, and the influence of natural and human disturbance on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) in the Ronald Lake Area of northeastern Alberta: March 2017 Update. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, March 31, 2017. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 42 pp.
DeMars, C.A., Nielsen, S.E., Edwards, M.A. 2016. Range use, habitat selection, and the influence of natural and human disturbance on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) in the Ronald Lake Area of northeastern Alberta. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, May 1, 2016. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 72 pp.
DeMars, C.A., Nielsen, S.E., Edwards, M.A. 2015. Ronald Lake Bison (Bison bison) project update. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, December 1, 2015. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 26 pp.
Tan, T., Edwards, M.A., Nielsen, S.E. 2014. Ronald Lake Bison (Bison bison) March-December 2013 telemetry study preliminary technical report. Report to the Ronald Lake Bison Herd Technical Team, March 31, 2014. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H1. 18 pp.
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.
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.
Martin, C. 2018. Displacement and mortality of birds by high voltage transmission lines in the Canadian dry mixed prairie. 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.
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.
Fink, K.A. 2014. Landscape- and micro-scale habitat selection by greater short-horned lizards. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Lopez Alfaro, C.V. 2014. Linking energetics of individuals to bear populations. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Rovang, S.B. 2013. Factors affecting the detectability and eastern distribution of grizzly bears in Alberta, Canada. 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
Filicetti, A. & Nielsen, S.E. 2017. Fire: a seismic restoration tool? Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #2.