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Joshua J. Lawler




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Fox, H. E., P. Kareiva, B. Silliman, J. Hitt, D. Lytle, B. S. Halpern, Christine V. Hawkes, J. J. Lawler, M. Neel, J. D. Olden, M. Schlaepfer, K. Smith, and H. Tallis.  In Press. Why fly? Institutional changes to reduce high-flying conservationists’ footprints. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Lawler, J. J., T. H. Tear, C. Pyke, R. Shaw,P. Gonzalez, P. Kareiva, L. Hansen, L. Hannah, K. Klausmeyer, A. Aldous, C. Bienz, and S. Pearsall.  In Press. Resource management in a changing and uncertain climate. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.(pdf)

Lawler, J. J.  2009.  Climate change adaptation strategies for resource management and conservation planning.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1162-79-98.

Lawler, J. J., S. L. Shafer, D. White, P. Kareiva, E. P. Maurer, A. R. Blaustein, and P. J. Bartlein. 2009. Projected climate-induced faunal change in the western hemisphere. Ecology 90: 588-597. (pdf)

Lawler. J. J. and D. White.  2008. Selecting surrogate species for conservation planning.  Animal Conservation 11: 270-280.

Nelson, E., S. Polasky, D. J. Lewis, A. J. Plantinga, E. Lonsdorf, D. White, D. Bael, and J. J. Lawler.  2008. Efficiency of incentives to produce ecosystem services.  Proceedings of the National Academiy of Sciences, U.S.A. 105:9471-9476.

Olden, J. D., J. J. Lawler, and N. L. Poff. 2008.  Machine learning without tears: a practical primer for ecologists.  Quarterly Review of Biology 83: 171-193.

Angeloni, L. A., M. A. Schlaepfer, J. J. Lawler, and K. R. Crooks.  2008.  A reassessment of the interface between conservation and behaviour.  Animal Behaviour 75: 731-737.

Cutler, D. R., T. C. Edwards, Jr., K. H. Beard, A. Cutler, K. T. Hess, J. Gibson, and J. J. Lawler. 2007.  Random forests for classification in ecology.  Ecology 88: 2783-2792 . (pdf)

Grant, J., J. D. Olden, J. J. Lawler, C. R. Nelson, and B Silliman.  2007.  Academic institutions in the United states and Canada ranked according to research productivity in the field of conservation biology. Conservation Biology 21: 1139-1144.

Lawler J. J., J. E. Aukema, J. Grant, B. Halpern, P. Kareiva, C. R. Nelson, K. Ohleth, J. D. Olden, M. A. Schlaepfer, B. Silliman, and P. Zaradic.  2006.  Conservation science: a 20-year report card.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 473-480. (pdf)

Lawler, J. J., D. White, R. P. Neilson, and A. R. Blaustein.  2006.  Predicting climate-induced range-shifts: model differences and model reliability.  Global Change Biology 12:1568-1584.

Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards Jr.  2006.  A variance-decomposition approach to investigating multiscale habitat associations.  Condor 108: 47-58.

Battin, J. and J. J. Lawler.  2006.  Cross-scale correlations and the design of avian habitat-selection studies.  Condor 108: 59-70.

Lawler, J. J., J. Rubin, B. J. Cosby, S. J. Norton, J. S. Kahl, and I. J. Fernandez.  2005.  Predicting recovery from acid deposition: applying a modified TAF (Tracking Analysis Framework) model to Maine (USA) high elevation lakes. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 164: 383-399.

Lawler, J. J., and R. J. O’Connor.  2004.  How well do consistently monitored Breeding Bird Survey routes represent the environments of the conterminous United States? Condor 106: 801-814.

Lawler, J. J., R. J. O’Connor, C. T. Hunsaker, K. B. Jones, T. R. Loveland, and D. White.  2004.  The effects of habitat resolution on models of avian diversity and distributions: a comparison of two land-cover classifications.  Landscape Ecology 19: 515-530.

Lawler, J. J., and N. H. Schumaker.  2004.  Evaluating habitat as a surrogate for population viability using a spatially explicit population model.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 94: 85-100.

Lawler, J. J., D. White, and L. L. Master.  2003.  Integrating representation and vulnerability: two approaches for identifying areas for conserving species diversity.  Ecological Applications 13: 1762-1772. (pdf)

Lawler, J. J., D. White, J. C. Sifneos, and L. L. Master.  2003.  Rare species and the use of indicator groups for conservation planning.  Conservation Biology 17: 875-882.

Lawler, J. J., S. Campbell, A. D. Guerry, M. B. Kolozsvary, R. J. O’Connor, and L. Seward.  2002.  The scope and treatment of threats in endangered species recovery plans.  Ecological Applications 12: 663-667. (pdf)

Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards, Jr.  2002.  Landscape patterns as habitat predictors: building and testing models for cavity-nesting birds in the Uinta Mountains of Utah, U.S.A.  Landscape Ecology 17: 233-245.

Lawler, J. J., and T. C. Edwards Jr.  2002.  Composition of cavity-nesting bird communities in montane aspen woodland fragments: the roles of landscape context and forest structure.  Condor 104: 890-896.

Campbell, S. P., A. Clark, L. Crampton, A. D. Guerry, L. Hatch, P. R. Hosseini, J. J. Lawler, and R. J. O’Connor.  2002.  Monitoring as a component of recovery plan efforts: an analysis of its current role.  Ecological Applications 12: 674-681. (pdf)

Edwards, T. C., G. G. Moisen, T. S. Frescino, and J. J. Lawler. 2002. Modelling multiple ecological scales to link landscape theory to wildlife conservation. Pages 153-172 in: J. A. Bissonette and I. Storch, Editors. Landscape ecology and resource management: making the linkages, Island Press, Covelo, California.

Wheelwright, N. T., J. J. Lawler, and J. H. Wienstein.  1997.  Nest-site selection in Savannah sparrows: using gulls as scarecrows?  Animal Behaviour 53: 197-208.


In review

Lawler, J. J., S. L. Shafer, B. A Bancroft, A. R. Blaustein. Projected climate impacts for the amphibians of the western hemisphere. Conservation Biology.

Pergrams, O. and J. J. Lawler.  Ubiquitous morphological change in rodents. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Bancroft, B. A., and J. J. Lawler. A multi-scale ensemble model for predicting habitat suitability. Ecography.

West, J., S. Julius, P. Kareiva, J. J. Lawler, C. Enquist, et al.  Natural resources and climate change: a synthetic review of concepts and approaches for management adaptation. Environmental Management.

Griffith, B., J. M. Scott, R. S. Adamcik, D. M. Ashe, B. Czech, P. Gonzalez, J. J. Lawler, A. D. McGuire, and A. Pidgorna. Climate Change adaptation options for the U. S. National Wildlife Refuge System. Environmental Management.


Non-peer-reviewed publications and reports

Lawler, J. J., M. Mathias, A. Yahnke, and E. Girvetz.  2008.  Oregon’s biodiversity in a changing climate. Report prepared for the Climate Leadership Initiative, University of Oregon.(pdf)

Lawler, J. J. and M. Mathias. 2007. Climate change and the future of biodiversity in Washington. Prepared for the State of Washington Biodiversity Council. Olympia, Washington. (pdf)

Schlaepfer, M. A., J. E. Aukema, J. Grant, B. Halpern, J. Hoekstra, P. Kareiva, J. J. Lawler, J. C. Manolis, C. R. Nelson, J. D. Olden, B. Silliman, S. Stephens, J. A. Wiens, and P. Zaradic.  2005.  Re-wilding: a bold plan that needs native megafauna.  Nature 437: 951.

Lawler, J. J.  2003.  Integrated public lands management: a coarse-scale economic perspective.  Book review.  Landscape Ecology 18: 207-208.

Taylor, D., and J. J. Lawler.  2003.  Interview.  How do birds see the landscape?  Environmental Review 10 (11): 1-6. (pdf)


Josh Lawler
College of Forest Resrources
University of Washington
Box 352100
Seattle, WA
phone 206.685.4367
fax 206.616.6101