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Filazzola, A., Xie, G., Birchard, K., Shrestha, N., Brown, D., and MacIvor, J. S. 2024. Using anonymized mobility data to reduce inequality in the availability and use of urban parks. People and Nature. doi:10.1002/pan3.10623


Birchard, K., Driver, H. G., Ademidun, D., Bedolla-Guzmán, Y., Birt, T., Chown, E. E., Deane, P., Harkness, B. A. S., Morrin, A., Masello, J. F., Taylor, R. S., and Friesen, V. L. 2023. Circadian gene variation in relation to breeding season and latitude in allochronic populations of two pelagic seabird species complexes. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-023-40702-8

Lloyd, J. D., Butryn, R., Pearman-Gillman, S., and Allison, T. D. 2023. Seasonal patterns of bird and bat collision fatalities at wind turbines. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0284778

Provencher, L., Byer, S., Frid, L., Senthivasan, S., Badik, K. J., and Szabo, K. 2023. Carbon sequestration in degraded Intermountain West rangelands, United States. Rangeland Ecology and Management. doi:10.1016/j.rama.2023.05.004

Romualdi, D. C., Wilkinson, S. L., and James, P. M. A. 2023. On the limited consensus of mountain pine beetle impacts on wildfire. Landscape Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10980-023-01720-z


Barber-Cross, T., Filazzola, A., Brown, C., Dettlaff, M. A., Batbaatar, A., Grenke, J. S., Peetoom Heida, I., and Cahill Jr, J. F. 2022. A global inventory of animal diversity measured in different grazing treatments. Scientific Data. doi:10.1038/s41597-022-01326-1

Filazzola, A., Xie, G., Barrett, K., Dunn, A., Johnson, M.T.J., and MacIvor, J.S. 2022. Using smartphone-GPS data to quantify human activity in green spaces. PLoS Computational Biology. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010725

Filazzola, A., and Lortie, C. J. 2022. A call for clean code to effectively communicate science. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13961

Jarnevich, C.S., Thomas, C.C., Young, N.E., Grissom, P., Backer, D., and Frid, L. 2022. Coupling process-based and empirical models to assess management options to meet conservation goals. Biological Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109379

Sleeter, B.M., Frid, L., Rayfield, B., Daniel, C., Zhu, Z., and Marvin, D.C. 2022. Operational assessment tool for forest carbon dynamics for the United States: a new spatially explicit approach linking the LUCAS and CBM-CFS3 models. Carbon Balance and Management. doi:10.1186/s13021-022-00201-1


Blankenship, K., Swaty, R., Hall, K.R., Hagen, S., Pohl, K., Shlisky Hunt, A., Patton, J., Frid, L., and Smith, J. 2021. Vegetation dynamics models: a comprehensive set for natural resource assessment and planning in the United States. Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3484

Bodner, K., Firkowski, C. R., Bennett, J. R., Brookson, C., Dietze, M., Green, S., Hughes, J., Kerr, J., Kunegel-Lion, M., Leroux, S. J., McIntire, E., Molnár, P. K., Simpkins, C., Tekwa, E., Watts, A., and Fortin M.-J. 2021. Bridging the divide between ecological forecasts and environmental decision-making. Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.3869

Filazzola, A., and Cahill Jr, J. F. 2021. Replication in field ecology: Identifying challenges and proposing solutions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13657

Firkowski, C. R., Schwantes, A. M., Fortin, M.-J., and Gonzalez, A. 2021. Monitoring social-ecological networks for biodiversity and ecosystem services. FACETS. doi:10.1139/facets-2020-0114

Firkowski, C. R., Thompson, P. L., Gonzalez, A., Cadotte, M. W., and Fortin, M.-J. 2021. Multi-trophic metacommunity interactions mediate asynchrony and stability. Ecological Monographs. doi:10.1002/ecm.1484

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., and Miguel, M.F. 2021 Using Synthesis to reveal restoration lessons relevant to rewilding the San Joaquin Desert. In Butterfield, H.S., Kelsey, T.R., and Hart, A.K. Rewilding agricultural landscapes: A California study in rebalancing the needs of people and nature. Island Press, Washington D.C., USA.

Miller, B.W., and Frid, L. 2021. A new approach for representing agent-environment feedbacks: coupled agent-based and state-and-transition simulation models. Landscape Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10980-021-01282-y

Norris, A.R., Frid, L., Debyser, C., De Groot, K.L., Thomas, J., Lee, A., Dohms, K.M., Robinson, A., Easton, W., Martin, K. and Cockle, K.L. 2021. Forecasting the cumulative effects of multiple stressors on breeding habitat for a steeply declining aerial insectivorous songbird, the olive-sided flycatcher (Contopus cooperi). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.635872


Cuyler, C., Daniel, C. J., Enghoff, M., Levermann, N., Møller Lund, N., Hansen, P. N., and Danielsen, D. D. F. 2020. Using local ecological knowledge as evidence to guide management: A community‐led harvest calculator for muskoxen in Greenland. Conservation Science and Practice. doi:10.1111/csp2.159

Filazzola, A., Blagrave, K., Imrit, M. A., and Sharma, S. 2020. Climate change drives increases in extreme events for lake ice in the Northern Hemisphere. Geophysical Research Letters. doi:10.1029/2020GL089608

Filazzola, A., Brown, C., Dettlaff, M. A., Batbaatar, A., Grenke, J., Bao, T., Peetoom Heida, I., and Cahill Jr, J. F. 2020. The effects of livestock grazing on biodiversity are multi‐trophic: a meta‐analysis. Ecology Letters. doi:10.1111/ele.13527

Filazzola, A., Mahdiyan, O., Shuvo, A., Ewins, C., Moslenko, L., Sadid, T., Blagrave, K., Arshad Imrit, M., Gray, D. K., Quinlan, R., O'Reilly C. M., and Sharma, S. 2020. A database of chlorophyll and water chemistry in freshwater lakes. Scientific Data. doi:10.1038/s41597-020-00648-2

Filazzola, A., Matter, S. F., and Roland, J. 2020. Inclusion of trophic interactions increases the vulnerability of an alpine butterfly species to climate change. Global change biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15068

Jarnevich, C. S., Young, N. E., Thomas, C. C., Grissom, P., Backer, D., and Frid, L. 2020. Assessing ecological uncertainty and simulation model sensitivity to evaluate an invasive plant species’ potential impacts to the landscape. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-75325-w

Lortie, C. J., Braun, J., Filazzola, A., and Miguel, F. 2020. A checklist for choosing between R packages in ecology and evolution. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.5970

Pearman-Gillman, S. B., Duveneck, M. J., Murdoch, J. D., and Donovan, T. M. 2020. Drivers and consequences of alternative landscape futures on wildlife distributions in New England, United States. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.3389/fevo.2020.00164

Pearman-Gillman, S. B., Duveneck, M. J., Murdoch, J. D., and Donovan, T. M. 2020. Wildlife resistance and protection in a changing New England landscape. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0239525

Pearman-Gillman, S. B., Katz, J. E., Mickey, R. M., Murdoch, J. D., and Donovan, T. M. 2020. Predicting wildlife distribution patterns in New England USA with expert elicitation techniques. Global Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00853


Filazzola, A., Shrestha, N., and MacIvor, J. S. 2019. The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: A synthesis and meta‐analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13475

Jarnevich, C. S., Cullinane Thomas, C., Young, N. E., Backer, D., Cline, S., Frid, L., and Grissom, P. 2019. Developing an expert elicited simulation model to evaluate invasive species and fire management alternatives. Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2730

Sleeter, B. M., Marvin, D. C., Cameron, D. R., Selmants, P. C., Westerling, L., Kreitler, J., Daniel, C. J., Liu, J., and Wilson, T. S. 2019. Effects of 21st century climate, land use, and disturbances on ecosystem carbon balance in California. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.14677


Daniel, C. J., Sleeter, B., Frid, L., and Fortin, M. J. 2018. Integrating continuous stocks and flows into state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12952

Ford, P. L., Reeves, M. C., and Frid, L. 2018. A tool for projecting rangeland vegetation response to management and climate. Rangelands. doi:10.1016/j.rala.2018.10.010

Lortie, C. J., Filazzola, A., Kelsey, R., Hart, A. K., and Butterfield, H. S. 2018. Better late than never: a synthesis of strategic land retirement and restoration in California. Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2367

Schwantes, A. M., Parolari, A. J., Swenson, J. J., Johnson, D. M., Domec, J. C., Jackson, R. B., Pelak, N., and Porporato, A. 2018. Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial predictions of tree vulnerability to drought. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.15274

Sleeter, B., Liu, J., Daniel, C. J., Rayfield, B., Sherba, J., Hawbaker, T.J., Zhu, Z., Selmants, P.C., and Loveland, T.R. 2018. Effects of contemporary land-use and land-cover change on the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems in the United States. Environmental Research Letters. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab540


Daniel, C. J. 2017. Incorporating uncertainty into projections of landscape change (PhD thesis). University of Toronto, Canada.

Daniel, C. J., Ter-Mikaelian, M. T., Wotton, B. M., Rayfield, B., and Fortin, M.J. 2017. Incorporating uncertainty into forest management planning: Timber harvest, wildfire and climate change in the boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.06.039

Filazzola, A., Westphal, M., Powers, M., Liczner, A. R., Woollett, D. A. S., Johnson, B., and Lortie, C. J. 2017. Non-trophic interactions in deserts: Facilitation, interference, and an endangered lizard species. Basic and Applied Ecology. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2017.01.002

Miller, B. W., Symstad, A. J., Frid, L., Fisichelli, N. A., and Schuurman, G. W. 2017. Co-producing simulation models to inform resource management: a case study from southwest South Dakota. Ecosphere. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2020

Schwantes, A. M., Swenson, J. J., González-Roglich, M., Johnson, D. M., Domec, J. C., and Jackson, R. B. 2017. Measuring canopy loss and climatic thresholds from an extreme drought along a fivefold precipitation gradient across Texas. Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.13775


Daniel, C. J., Frid, L., Sleeter, B., and Fortin, M. J. 2016. State-and-transition simulation models: a framework for forecasting landscape change. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12597

Provencher, L., Frid, L., Czembor, C., and Morisette, J. T. 2016. State-and-transition models: Conceptual versus simulation perspectives, usefulness and breadth of use, and land management applications. In M. J. Germino, J. C. Chambers, & C. S. Brown (Eds.), Exotic Brome-Grasses in Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems of the Western US (pp. 371-407). Cham Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24930-8_13

Schwantes, A. M., Swenson, J. J., and Jackson, R. B. 2016. Quantifying drought-induced tree mortality in the open canopy woodlands of central Texas. Remote Sensing of Environment. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.027


Blankenship, K., Frid, L., and Smith, J. L. 2015. A state-and-transition simulation modeling approach for estimating the historical range of variability. AIMS Environmental Science. doi:10.3934/environsci.2015.2.253

Jarnevich, C., Holcombe, T. R., Cullinane Thomas, C., Frid, L., and Olsson, A. 2015. Simulating long-term effectiveness and efficiency of management scenarios for an invasive grass. AIMS Environmental Science. doi:10.3934/environsci.2015.2.427

Miller, B. W., Frid, L., Chang, T., Piekielek, N., Hansen, A. J., and Morisette, J. T. 2015. Combining state-and-transition simulations and species distribution models to anticipate the effects of climate change. AIMS Environmental Science. doi:10.3934/environsci.2015.2.400

Sleeter, B. M., Liu, J., Daniel, C. J., Frid, L., and Zhu, Z. 2015. An integrated approach to modeling changes in land use, land cover, and disturbance and their impact on ecosystem carbon dynamics: A case study in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. AIMS Environmental Science. doi:10.3934/environsci.2015.3.577


Filazzola, A., and Lortie, C. J. 2014. A systematic review and conceptual framework for the mechanistic pathways of nurse plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.12202