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Journal Articles
MacDonald, Z.G., Deane, D.C., He, F., Lamb, C.T., Sperling, F.A.H., Acorn, J.H., & Nielsen, S.E. 2021. Distinguishing effects of area per se and isolation from the sample-area effect for true islands and habitat fragments. Ecography 44:1-16.
Hecker, L.J., Coogan, S.C.P., Nielsen, S.E. & Edwards, M.A. 2021. Latitudinal and seasonal plasticity in American bison Bison bison diets. Mammal Review 55: 193-206.
Tracy S. Lee. T.S., Creech, T.G., Martinson, A., Nielsen, S.E., Jakes, A.F., Jones, P.F., Sanderson, K. & Ford, A.T. 2021. Prioritizing human safety and multispecies connectivity across a regional road network. Conservation Science & Practice 3(2): e327.
MacDonald, Z.G., Dupuis, J.R., Davis, C.S., Acorn, J.H., Nielsen, S.E. & Sperling, F.A.H. 2020. Gene flow and climate‐associated genetic variation in a vagile habitat specialist. Molecular Ecology 29(20): 3889-3906.
Lamb, C.L., Ford, A.T., McLellan, B.N., Proctor, M.F., Mowat, G., Ciarniello, L., Nielsen, S.E. & Boutin, S. 2020. The ecology of human–carnivore coexistence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(30): 17876-17883.
Stralberg, D., Arseneault, D., Baltzer, J.L., Barber, Q.E., Bayne, E.M., Boulanger, Y., Brown, C.D., Cooke, H.A., Devito, K., Edwards, J., Estevo, C.A., Flynn, N., Frelich, L.E., Hogg, E.H., Johnston, M., Logan, T., Matsuoka, S.M., Moore, P. Morelli, T.L., Morissette, J.L., Nelson, E.A., Nenzén, H. Nielsen, S.E., Parisien, M., Pedlar, J.H., Price, D.T., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Slattery, S.M., Sonnentag, O., Thompson, D.K. & Whitman, E. 2020. Climate‐change refugia in boreal North America: what, where, and for how long? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 18(5): 261-270.
Domahidi, Z., Shonfield, J., Nielsen, S.E., Spence, J.R. & Bayne, E.M. 2019. Spatial distribution of the boreal owl and northern saw-whet owl in the boreal region of Alberta, Canada. Avian Conservation and Ecology 14 (2):14.
Dupuis, J.R., Cullingham, C.I., Nielsen, S.E. & Sperling F.A.H. 2019. Environmental effects on gene flow in a species complex of vagile, hilltopping butterflies. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, blz043.
Glasier, J.R.N., Nielsen, S.E., Acorn, J. & Pinzon J. 2019. Boreal Sand Hills are Areas of High Diversity for Boreal Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Diversity 2019, 11(2): 22.
Hart, S.J., Henkelman, J., McLoughlin, P.D., Nielsen, S.E., Truchon-Savard, A. & Johnstone, J.F. 2019. Examining forest resilience to changing fire frequency in a fire‐prone region of boreal forest. Global Change Biology 25:869-884.
Wang, Y., Pedersen, J.L.M., Macdonald, S.E., Nielsen, S.E. & Zhang, J. 2019. Experimental test of assisted migration for conservation of locally range-restricted plants in Alberta, Canada. Global Ecology and Conservation 17:e00572.
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.
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.
Stralberg, D., Wang, X., Parisien, M.A., Robinne, F.N., Solymos, P., Mahon, C.L., Nielsen, S.E. & Bayne, E.M. 2018. Wildfire-mediated vegetation change in boreal forests of Alberta, Canada. Ecosphere 9:3, e02156.
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.
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 33:491-511.
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.
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.
Glasier, J.R.N., Nielsen, S.E., Acorn, J.H., Borysenko, L.H. & Radtke, T. 2016. A Checklist of Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Saskatchewan. The Canadian Field Naturalist 130: 40-48.
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.
Nielsen, S.E., DeLancey, E.R., Reinhardt, K. & Parisien, M.A. 2016. Effects of lakes on wildfire activity in the boreal forests of Saskatchewan, Canada Forests 7: 265.
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.
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.
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.
Smulders M., Nelson T.A., Jelinski D.E., Nielsen S.E. & Stenhouse G.B. 2010. A spatially explicit method for evaluating accuracy of species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions 16: 996-1008.
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., Bayne E., Scheick J., Herbers J. & Boutin S.A. 2007. A new method to estimate species and biodiversity intactness using empirically derived reference conditions. Biological Conservation 137: 403-414.
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
Research Reports
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.
MacDonald, Z.G. 2021. From species to genes: ecological and evolutionary mechanisms structuring diversity in space and time. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Cicon, E. 2019. Surrogacy and umbrella relationships of grizzly bears and songbirds is scale dependent. MSc. 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.
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.
Nielsen, S.E. 2017. A place-based understanding of fruiting shrubs. Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chairs outreach note #5.