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Wyoming's Scientific Publications

See a list of scientific papers published by staff at The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Copeland, H. E., H. Sawyer, K. L. Monteith, D. E. Naugle, A. Pocewicz, N. Graf, and M. J. Kauffman. 2014. Conserving migratory mule deer through the umbrella of sage-grouse. Ecosphere 5(9):1-16.

Brown, G., Donovan, S., Pullar, D., Pocewicz, A., Toohey, R., Ballesteros-Lopez, R (2014). An empirical evaluation of workshop versus survey PPGIS methods. Applied Geography 48: 42-51.

Hunt, W.G., J.L. Brown, T.J. Cade, J. Coffman, M. Curti, E.Gott, W. Heinrich, J.P. Jenny, P. Juergens, A. Marcias-Duarte, A.B. Montoya, B. Mutch, C. Sandfort (2013) Restoring Aplomado Falcons to the United States. Journal of Raptor Research 47(4):335-351 

Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T.Bestelmeyer, J.M. Coffman (2013) Response of lizard community structure to desert grassland restoration mediated by a keystone rodent. Restoration Ecology (22)921-935. 

Coffman, J.M., B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.F. Kelly, T.F. Wright, R.L. Schooley. (2014) Restoration Practices Have Positive Effects on Breeding Bird Species of Concern in the Chihuahuan Desert. Biodiversity and Conservation (early view) 

Cosentino, B.J., R.L. Schooley, B.T.Bestelmeyer, J.F. Kelly, J.M. Coffman (2014) Constraints and time lags for recovery of a keystone species (Dipodomys spectabilis) after landscape restoration. Landscape Ecology (early view)

Pocewicz, A. W.A. Estes Zumpf, M.D. Andersen, H.E. Copeland, D.A. Keinath, H.R. Griscom (2013) Modeling the distribution of migratory bird stopovers to inform landscape-scale siting of wind development. PLoS ONE 8 (10): e75363

Copeland, HE, A Pocewicz, DE Naugle, T Griffiths, D Keinath, J Evans, J Platt (2013) Measuring the effectiveness of conservation: A novel framework to quantify the benefits of sage-grouse conservation policy and easements in Wyoming. PLoS ONE 8(6):e67261

Hess, AN, MJ Falkowski, CR Webster, AJ Storer, A Pocewicz, S Martinuzzi (2013) Employing lidar data to identify butterfly habitat characteristics of four contrasting butterfly species across a diverse landscape. Remote Sensing Letters 4(4):354-363

Pocewicz, A., M. Nielsen-Pincus (2013) Preferences of Wyoming residents for siting of energy and residential development. Applied Geography 43:45-55

McGaffin, G, D McLeod, C Bastian, C Keske, D Hoag (2012) Landowner Preferences for Conservation Easements: Responses from Two Intermountain States. Journal of the ASFMRA 75(1): 98-111

Pocewicz, A, M Nielsen-Pincus, G Brown, R Schnitzer (2012) An evaluation of Internet versus paper-based methods for Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS). Transactions in GIS 16(1): 39-53

Goldberg, CS, A Pocewicz, M Nielsen-Pincus, LP Waits, P Morgan, JE Force, LA Vierling (2011) Predictions of ecological and social impacts of alternative residential development policies to inform decision-making in a rural landscape. Conservation Letters 4:423-432

Pocewicz, A, JM Kiesecker, GP Jones, HE Copeland, J Daline, and BA Mealor (2011) Effectiveness of conservation easements for reducing development and maintaining biodiversity in sagebrush ecosystems. Biological Conservation 144: 567-574
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Doherty KE, DE Naugle, H Copeland, A Pocewicz, J Kiesecker (2011) Energy development and conservation tradeoffs: systematic planning for sage-grouse in their eastern range. In: Knick, ST, JW Connelly (Eds). Greater sage-grouse ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats. Studies in Avian Biology. University of California Press. 

Naugle DE, KE Doherty, B Walker, M Holloran, and H Copeland (2011) Greater sage-grouse and energy development in western North America. In: Knick, ST, JW Connelly (Eds). Greater sage-grouse ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats. Studies in Avian Biology. University of California Press.

Copeland, HE, SA Tessman, EH Girvetz, L Roberts, C Enquist, A Orabona, S Patla, and J Kiesecker (2010). A geospatial assessment on the distribution, condition, and vulnerability of Wyoming’s wetlands. Ecological Indicators 10: 869-879

Kiesecker, JM, H Copeland, A Pocewicz, and B McKenney (2010) Development by Design: Blending landscape-level planning with the mitigation hierarchy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8:261-266.

Nielsen-Pincus, M, C Goldberg, A Pocewicz, JE Force, LP Waits, P Morgan, and L Vierling (2010) Predicted effects of residential development on a northern Idaho landscape under alternative growth management and land protection policies. Landscape and Urban Planning 94: 255-263
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Copeland, HE, KE Doherty, DE Naugle, A Pocewicz, and J Kiesecker (2009) Mapping oil and gas potential in the US intermountain west and estimating impacts to species. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7400

Kiesecker, JM, H Copeland, A Pocewicz, N Nibbelink, B McKenney, J Dahlke, M Holloran, and D Stroud (2009) A framework for implementing biodiversity offsets: selecting sites and determining scale. BioScience 59(1): 77-84

Pocewicz, A, P Morgan, and S Eigenbrode (2009) Local and landscape effects on butterfly density in northern Idaho grasslands and forests. Journal of Insect Conservation 13(6):593-601

Ferrero-Serrano, A., T.R. Collier, B.A. Mealor, T. Smith and A.L. Hild. 2008. Integration of insect herbivory and competition from cool and warm season grasses on Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense).  Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61: 529-534.

Pocewicz, A, M Nielsen-Pincus, C Goldberg, M Johnson, P Morgan, JE Force, L Waits, and L Vierling (2008) Predicting land use change: comparison of models based on landowner surveys and historical land cover trends. Landscape Ecology 23:195-210
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Copeland, HE, JM Ward, and JM Kiesecker (2007) Assessing tradeoffs in biodiversity, vulnerability and cost when prioritizing conservation sites. Journal of Conservation Planning 3:1-16

Kiesecker, JM, T Comendant, T Grandmason, E Gray, C Hall, R Hilsenbeck, P Kareiva, L Lozier, P Naehu, A Rissman, MR Shaw, and M Zankel (2007) Conservation easements in context: a quantitative analysis of their use by The Nature Conservancy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5(3):125–130

Kinter, C.L., B.A. Mealor, N.L. Shaw and A.L. Hild. 2007. Post-fire invasion potential of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea). Rangeland Ecology and Management. 60: 386-394.

Mealor, B.A. and A.L. Hild. 2007. Post-invasion evolution of native plant populations: a test of biological resilience. Oikos. 116: 1493-1500.

Pocewicz, A, P Morgan, and K Kavanagh (2007) The effects of adjacent land use on nitrogen dynamics at forest edges in northern Idaho. Ecosystems 10(2):226-238

Rissman, AR, T Comendant, P Kareiva, JM Kiesecker, L Lozier, MS Shaw, and AM Merenlender (2007) Private use and conservation protection on conservation easements. Conservation Biology 21:709-718

Sherich, K, A Pocewicz, and P Morgan (2007) Canopy characteristics and growth rates of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir at long-established forest edges. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 37(11): 2096-2105

Tyrer, S.J., A.L. Hild, B.A. Mealor and L.C. Munn. 2007. Establishment of native species in soils from Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens) invasions. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 60: 604-612.

Reports and Book Chapters

Pocewicz, A., H.E. Copeland, M.B. Grenier, D.A. Keinath, and L.M. Waskoviak. 2014. Vulnerability of Wyoming’s terrestrial wildlife and habitats. Report prepared by The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (project summary report). 

Pocewicz, A., H.E. Copeland, M.B. Grenier, D.A. Keinath, and L.M. Waskoviak. 2014. Assessing the future vulnerability of Wyoming’s terrestrial wildlife species and habitats. Report prepared by The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (full technical report). Appendix to technical report.

Pocewicz A, Estes-Zumpf WA, Andersen MD, Copeland HE, Keinath DA, Griscom HR (2013) Mapping Migration: Important places for Wyoming’s migratory birds. Lander, Wyoming: The Nature Conservancy.

Duke, EA, A Pocewicz, S Jester (2011) Upper Green River Basin Ecosystem Services Feasibility Analysis. Project Report. The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY

Pocewicz, A, HE Copeland, JM Kiesecker (2011) Potential impacts of energy development on shrublands in western North America. In Monaco, T.A. et al comps. Proceedings – Threats to Shrubland Ecosystem Integrity; 2010 May 18-20; Logan, UT. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, Volume XVII. S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Research Library, Logan UT.

Copeland, HE, A Pocewicz, and J Kiesecker (2011) Geography of energy development in Western North America: Potential impacts to terrestrial ecosystems. In: DE Naugle (ed) Energy development and wildlife conservation in Western North America, Island Press

Copeland, HE, KE Doherty, DE Naugle, A Pocewicz, and J Kiesecker (2011) Forecasting energy development scenarios to aid in conservation design. In: DE Naugle (ed) Energy development and wildlife conservation in Western North America, Island Press

Kiesecker, JM, H Copeland, B McKenney, A Pocewicz, and K Doherty (2011) Energy by Design: Making mitigation work for conservation and development. In: DE Naugle (ed) Energy development and wildlife conservation in Western North America, Island Press

Naugle , DE and H Copeland (2011) Introduction to Energy Development in the West. Chapter in: Energy development and wildlife conservation in Western North America. Edited by DE Naugle. Washington DC, Island Press: 305.

Naugle, DE, K Doherty, B Walker, H Copeland, M Holloran and J Tack (2011) Sage-grouse and cumulative impacts of energy development. Chapter in: Energy development and wildlife conservation in Western North America. Edited by DE Naugle. Washington DC, Island Press: 305.

Naugle, DE, K Doherty, B Walker, H Copeland, J Tack (2011). Sage-grouse and cumulative impacts of energy development. Cumulative Effects in Wildlife Management. Edited by P. R. Krausman and L. K. Harris. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press: 274.

Copeland, H, S Tessman, M Hogan, S Jester, A Orabona, S Patla, K Sambor, and J Kiesecker (2010) Wyoming wetlands: conservation priorities and strategies. The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY

Pocewicz, A, R Schnitzer, M Nielsen-Pincus (2010) The social geography of southern Wyoming: important places, development, and natural resource management. The Nature Conservancy, Lander, WY

Pocewicz, A, H Copeland, M Buchmann (2009)  The state of habitat protection in Wyoming. The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Chapter. Lander, WY

 

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