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Dr. Craig Allen

Research Publications

  • Brinley Buckley, E. M., C. R. Allen, M. Forsberg, M. Farrell, and A. J. Caven. 2017. Capturing change: the duality of time-lapse imagery to acquire data and depict ecological dynamics. Ecology and Society 22(3):30.
    https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09268-220330
  • Bundschuh, M., R. Schulz, R. Schäfer, C. Allen, and D. Angeler. 2017. Resilience in ecotoxicology: Toward a multiple equilibrium context. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36:2574-2580.
  • Burnett, J.L., C.P. Roberts, C.R. Allen, M.B. Brown, and M.P. Moulton. 2017. Dynamics of range expansion by Passer montanus in North America. Biological Invasions 19: 5-9.

  • Gunderson, L., B. A. Cosens, B. C. Chaffin, C. A. (T.) Arnold, A. K. Fremier, A. S. Garmestani, R. K. Craig, H. Gosnell, H. E. Birge, C. R. Allen, M. H. Benson, R. R. Morrison, M. C. Stone, J. A. Hamm, K. Nemec, E. Schlager, and D. Llewellyn. 2017. Regime shifts and panarchies in regional scale social-ecological water systems. Ecology and Society 22(1):31.
    https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-08879-220131
  • Streit Krug, A., D. R. Uden, C. R. Allen, and D. Twidwell. 2017. Culturally induced range infilling of eastern redcedar: a problem in ecology, an ecological problem, or both?.
    Ecology and Society 22(2):46. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09357-220246
  • Cumming, G.S., and C.R. Allen. 2017. Protected areas as social ecological-systems: Perspectives from resilience and social-ecological systems theory. Ecological Applications 27: 1709-1717. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1584.
  • DeWitte, S.N., M.H. Kurth, C.R. Allen and I. Linkov. 2017. Disease epidemics: Lessons for resilience in an increasingly connected world. Journal of Public Health 39: 254-257.

  • Allen, C. R., D. G. Angeler, J. J. Fontaine, A. S. Garmestani, N. M. Hart, K. L. Pope, and D. Twidwell. 2017. Adaptive management of rangeland ecosystems. Pages 373-394 in D. D. Briske, editor. Rangeland systems: processes, management and challenges. Springer, New York. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., J. Slater, E. Wiggers and H. Birge. 2017. The invasive ant, Solenopsis invicta, reduces herpetofauna richness and abundance. Biological Invasions 19: 713-722.
  • Birgé, H.E., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, S.G. Baer, R.A. Bevans and D.H. Wall. 2016.
    Adaptive management for soil ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental
    Management 183: 371-378.

  • Hodbod, J., O. Barreteau, C.R. Allen and Daniele Magda. 2016. Managing adaptively for multifunctionality in agricultural systems. Journal of Environmental Management 183: 379-388.

  • Chaffin, B., A.S. Garmestani, D.G. Angeler, D.L. Herrmann, C.A. Stow, M. Nyström, J. Sendzimir , M.E. Hopton, J. Kolasa and C.R. Allen. 2016. Biological invasions, ecological resilience and adaptive governance. Journal of Environmental Management
    183: 399-407.
  • Chaffin, B.C., A.S. Garmestani, L.H. Gunderson, M.H. Benson, D.A. Angeler, C Arnold, B. Cosens, R.K. Craig, J.B. Ruhl and C.R. Allen. 2016. Transformative environmental governance. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41: 399-423.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, A.S. Garmestani, L.H. Gunderson and I. Linkov. 2017.
    Panarchy use in environmental science for risk and resilience planning. Environment,
    Systems and Decisions 36: 225-228.
  • Twidwell, D., C.R. Allen, S. Elbaum, and C. Detweiler. Smokey comes of age: Unmanned aerial systems for fire management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment:
  • Allen, C.R., H.E. Birge, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, R.A. Bevans, J.L. Burnett, B.A. Cosens, X Cai, A.S. Garmestani, I. Linkov, E.A. Scott, M.D. Solomon and D.R. Uden. 2016. Avoiding
    decline: Fostering resilience and sustainability in midsize cities. Sustainability 8: 844-868.

  • Birgé, H. E., C. R. Allen, A. S. Garmestani, and K. L. Pope. 2016. Adaptive management for ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Management 183:343-352. Download  | 
  • Sundstrom, S.M., C.R. Allen and L.H. Gunderson. 2016. Resisting resilience theory—a response to Connell, Sean D, and Ghedini, Giulia. 2015. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:412-413.
  • Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz, A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, J.R. Stone, C.A. Stow, and S. Sundstrom. Body size distributions signal regime shifts in
    ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI:
    10.1098/rspb.2016.0249.

  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A.S. Garmestani, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, L. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, R.J. Nelson, M. Nyström, T. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow, and S.M. Sundstrom. 2016. Management implications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:688-698.
  • Angeler, D.G., and C.R. Allen. Quantifying resilience. 2016. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 617-624.
  • Allen, C.R., D.G. Angeler, G.S. Cumming, C. Folke, D. Twidwell, and D. Uden. 2016. Quantifying spatial resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 625-635.
  • Angeler, D.G, S. Sundstrom, and C.R. Allen. 2016. Deathcore, creativity, and scientific thinking. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8867
  • Allen, C.R., A.S. Garmestani and D.G. Angeler. 2016. Resilience. In Wohl, E., Editor. Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. Oxford University Press, New York.
    DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199363445-0048.

  • Angeler, DG, CR Allen, AS Garmestani, LH Gunderson, O Hjerne, M Winder. 2016. Quantifying the adaptive cycle. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0146053. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146053.
  • Allen, C.R., and A. Garmestani. 2015. Adaptive Management. Pages 1 - 10 in Allen and Garmestani, Editors, Adaptive Management of Social-ecological Systems. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Garmestani, A.S., and C.R. Allen. 2015. Adaptive management of social-ecological systems: the path forward. Pages 255-262 in Allen, C.R., and A.S. Garmestani, Editors. Adaptive Management of Social Ecological Systems. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Allen, C.R., D.G. Angeler, M. P. Moulton, and C. S. Holling. The importance of scaling for detecting community patterns: success and failure in assemblages of introduced species. Diversity 7:229-241.
  • Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, A.A. Bishop, R. Grosse, C.F. Jorgensen, T.G. LaGrange, R.G. Stutheit, and M.P. Vrtiska. 2015. Predictions of future ephemeral wetland habitat availability for the continued management of North American waterbirds under global change. Ecosphere 6:art215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00256.1
    Ecosphere.
  • Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, L.Corral and K.A. Fricke. 2015. Adaptive invasive species distribution models: A framework for modeling incipient invasions. Biological Invasions 10: 2831-2850.
  • Angeler, D.G., D.L. Baho, C.R. Allen, and R.K. Johnson. 2015. Linking degradation status with ecosystem vulnerability to environmental change. Oecologia 178: 899-913.
  • Green, O.O., A.S. Garmestani, L.H. Gunderson, C.R. Allen, J.B. Ruhl, C.A. Arnold, N.A.J. Graham, B. Cosens, D.G. Angeler, B. Chaffin and C.S. Holling. 2015. Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law. Frontiers in Ecology
    and the Environment 13:332-337.

  • Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, T.D. McCoy, R. B. Mitchell and Q. Guan. 2015. Predicted avian responses to scenarios of biofuel-based landuse change in an intensive agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 7: 717-726.
  • Spears, B.M., S.C. Ives, D.G. Angeler, C.R. Allen, S Birk, L. Carvalho, S. Cavers, F. Daunt, R.D. Morton, M.J.O. Pocock, G. Rhodes, and S.J. Thackeray. 2015. Effective management of ecological resilience – are we there yet? Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1311-1315.
  • Graeme S. Cumming, Craig R. Allen, Natalie C. Ban, Duan Biggs, Harry C. Biggs, David H. M. Cumming, Alta De Vos, Graham Epstein, Michel Etienne, Kristine Maciejewski, Raphaël Mathevet, Christine Moore, Mateja Nenadovic, and Michael Schoon. 2015.
    Understanding protected area resilience: a multi-scale, social-ecological approach. Ecological Applications 25: 299-319.
  • Birge, H.E, C.R Allen, R.K. Craig, A.S. Garmestani, J.A. Hamm, C. Babbitt, K. Nemec,
    and E. Schlager. 2014. Social-Ecological Resilience and Law in the Platte River Basin.
    Idaho Law Review 51:229 - 256.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, D.R. Uden, and R.K. Johnson. 2015. Spatial scaling patterns and functional redundancies in a changing boreal lake landscape.
    Ecosystems 18:889-902.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, A. Vila-Gispert, and D. Almeida. 2014. Fitness in animals correlates with proximity to discontinuities in body mass distributions. Ecological Complexity 20:213-218.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, H.E. Birge, B.G. McKie, R.K. Johnson. 2014. Assessing and managing freshwater ecosystems vulnerable to global change. Ambio 43:113-125.
  • Emma Göthe, Leonard Sandin, Craig R. Allen and David G. Angeler. 2014. Quantifying cross-scale spatial patterns and their local and regional correlates in headwater streams: implications for resilience. Ecology and Society 19(3): 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06750-190315.


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  • Myers, P.E., H. Birge, and C.R. Allen. Consuming fire ants reduces northern bobwhite survival and weight gain. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 30:49-58.
  • Allen, C.R., D.G. Angeler, A.S. Garmestani, L.H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling. 2014. Panarchy: theory and application. Ecosystems 17:578-589.
  • Uden, D. R., M. L. Hellman, D.G. Angeler, and C. R. Allen. The role of reserves
    and anthropogenic elements for functional connectivity and resilience of ephemeral
    habitats. Ecological Applications 24:1569-1582.
  • Nash, K.L., C. R. Allen, C. Barichievy, M. Nyström, S. Sundstrom, and N.A.J. Graham. Habitat structure and body size distributions: ecosystem appropriate metrics and methods. Oikos 123:971-983. Abstract | 
  • Haak, D. M., B. J. Stephen, R. A. Kill, N. A. Smeenk, C. R. Allen, and K. L. Pope. 2014. Toxicity of copper sulfate and rotenone to Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis). Management of Biological Invasions 5:371-375. Download  | 
  • Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, K.L. Nash, S.C. Fritz, and J.R. Stone.
    2014. Prolonged instability prior to a regime shift. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108936. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108936
  • Sundstrom, S., C.R. Allen, A.S. Garmestani, J. Garcia, and D.G. Angeler. 2014. Transdisciplinary application of the cross-scale resilience model. Sustainability 6(10):
    6925-6948.

  • Cosens, B., L. Gunderson, C.R. Allen and M. Harm Benson. Identifying legal, ecological
    and governance obstacles and opportunities for adapting to climate change. Sustainability 6: 2338-2356; doi:10.3390/su6042338.
  • Nash, K.L., C.R. Allen, D. Angeler, C. Barichievy, A.S. Garmestani, N. A. J. Graham, D.
    Granholm, M. Knutson, J. Nelson, M. Nyström, S. Riley, C.A. Stow and S.M. Sundstrom. 2014. Discontinuities, cross-scale patterns and the organization of ecosystems. Ecology 95: 654-667.
  • Garmestani, AS, and CR Allen. Resilience and law, an introduction. Pages 1 - 14 in Garmestani, AS and CR Allen, Editors. Law and Social-ecological Resilience. University of Columbia Press.
  • Nemec, K.T., J. Chan, J. Hamm, C. Hoffman, T. Spanbauer, L Acosta, C. Allen, T Hefley, D.Pan, and P. Shrestha. Assessing resilience in stressed watersheds. 2013.Ecology and Society 19(1): 34. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06156-190134.

  • Garmestani, A., C. R. Allen, J.B. Ruhl and C.S. Holling. 2014. The Integration of resilience and law. Pages 365-382 in Resilience and Law, Garmestani, A.S. and C.R. Allen, Editors. Columbia University Press.
  • Baho, D.L., S Drakare, R.K. Johnson, C.R. Allen, and D.G. Angeler. Similar resilience
    attributes in lakes with different management practices.PLoS ONE 9(3):e91881. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0091881.

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  • Pope, K. L., C. R. Allen, and D. G. Angeler. 2014. Fishing for resilience. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:467-478. Download  | 
  • Sundstrom, S., and C. R. Allen. Complexity versus certainty in understanding species’
    declines. Diversity and Distributions 20: 344-355.
  • Garmestani, A. and C.R. Allen. 2014. Social – Ecological Resilience and Law. University of Columbia Press, New York, New York: in press. 404pp.
  • Nemec, K.T., C.R. Allen, S.D. Danielson, and C.J. Helzer. 2014. Responses of predatory invertebrates to seeding density and richness in experimental tallgrass prairie restorations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 183: 11 - 20.
  • Stephen, B. J., C. R. Allen, N. M. Chaine, K. A. Fricke, D. M. Haak, M. L. Hellman, R. A. Kill, K. T. Nemec, K. L. Pope, N. A. Smeenk, D. R. Uden, K. M. Unstad, A. E. VanderHam, and A. Wong. 2013. Fecundity of the Chinese mystery snail in a Nebraska reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:439-444. Download  | 
  • Unstad, K. M., D. R. Uden, C. R. Allen, N. M. Chaine, D. M. Haak, R. A. Kill, K. L. Pope, B. J. Stephen, and A. Wong. 2013. Survival and behavior of Chinese mystery snails (Bellamya chinensis) in response to simulated water body drawdowns and extended air exposure. Management of Biological Invasions 4:123-127. Download  | 
  • Lotz, A., and C. R. Allen. 2013. Social-ecological predictors of global invasions and extinctions. Ecology and Society 18(3): 15.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05550-180315
  • Daniel R. Uden, R. B. Mitchell, C. R. Allen, Qingfeng Guan and Tim D. McCoy. The feasibility of producing adequate feedstock for year–round cellulosic ethanol production in an intensive agricultural fuelshed. Bioenergy Research 6: 930-938.
  • Andrew C. Kessler, James W. Merchant, Steven D. Shultz, and Craig R. Allen. Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Assess Alternatives for Managing Impacts of Invasive Vegetation on Sandhill Crane Roosting Habitat. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 1301–1310.
  • Wong, A., C. R. Allen, N. M. Chaine, D. M. Haak, K. L. Pope, N. A. Smeenk, B. J. Stephen, and D. R. Uden. 2013. Enamel-based mark performance for marking Chinese mystery snail Bellamya chinensis. Management of Biological Invasions 4:231-234. Download  | 
  • Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, R.B. Mitchell, Q. Guan and T.D. McCoy. Bioenergy feedstock development scenarios and potential impacts on regional groundwater withdrawals. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 68(5):124A-128A.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, M. Alvarez-Cobelas, C. Rojo, M.A. Rodrigo, and S. Sánchez-Carrillo. 2013. Inferring the relative resilience of alternative states. PLoS ONE 8(10): e77338. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077338.
  • Haak, D.M., N.M. Chaine, B.J. Stephen, A. Wong, and C.R. Allen. 2013. Mortality
    estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. BioInvasion Records 2:137-139.
  • Nemec, K. T., C. R. Allen, C. J. Helzer, and D. A. Wedin. 2013. Influence of diversity and seeding density on invasion resistance in experimental tallgrass prairie restorations. Ecological Restoration 31:168-185.
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, and M. H. Benson. 2013. Can law foster social-ecological resilience? Ecology and Society 18(2): 37.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05927-180237
  • Allen, C.R., Nemec, K.T., Wardwell, D.A., Hoffman, J.D., Brust, M., Decker, K.L., Fogell, D., Hoffman, J.D., Hogue, J., Lotz, A., Miller, T., Pummill, M., Ramirez-Yañez, L.E, and Uden, D.R. 2013. Predictors of regional establishment success and spread of introduced non-indigenous vertebrates. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 889-899.
  • Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, and R.K. Johnson. 2013. Measuring the relative resilience of subarctic lakes to global change: redundancies of functions within and across temporal scales. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:572-584.
  • Angeler, D., Pope, K. L. and C. R. Allen. 2012. Saliendo del circulo vicioso: Gestiones
    alternativas para garantizar la sostenibilidad de la pesca. Revista Latinoamericana de Recursos Naturales 8(2):76-89.
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  • Allen, Craig R., Joseph J. Fontaine, and A.S. Garmestani. 2012. Adaptive Management of Ecosystems. Pages 125-147 in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer, New York, NY.
  • Allen, C. R., A. S. Garmestani, and S. Sundstrom. 2012. Resilience. Pages 335-339 in
    Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Volume 5, Ecosystem Management and Sustainability. Berkeshire Publishing Group, MA.
  • Allen, C.R., J.J. Fontaine, and A.S. Garmestani. 2012. Adaptive management of ecosystems. Pp. xx-xx, In: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. Springer
  • Chaine, N. M., C. R. Allen, K. A. Fricke, D. M. Haak, M. L. Hellman, R. A. Kill, K. T. Nemec, K. L. Pope, N. A. Smeenk, B. J. Stephen, D. R. Uden, K. M. Unstad, and A. E. VanderHam. 2012. Population estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. BioInvasions Records 1:283-287. Download  | 
  • Jurek Kolasa, J., C.R.. Allen, J. Sendzimir, and C.A. Stow. 2012. Predictions and retrodictions of the hierarchical representation of habitat in heterogeneous environments. Ecological Modeling: in press.
  • Angeler, D. G., C. R. Allen, and R. K. Johnson. 2012. Insight on invasions and resilience derived from spatiotemporal discontinuities of biomass at local and regional scales. Ecology and Society 17(2): 32.http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04928-170232.
  • Nemec, K.T., J.C. Trager, E. Manley, J. A. Kalisch, and C. R. Allen. 2012. Five new records
    of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Nebraska. The Prairie Naturalist 44:63–65
  • Sundstrom, S., C. R. Allen and C. Barichievy. 2012. Species, functional groups, and thresholds in ecological resilience. Conservation Biology 26:305-314
  • Decker, K.L., C. R. Allen, L. Acosta, M. Hellman, C. Jorgensen, S. Rolfsmeier, G. Steinhauer, R. Stutzman, K. Unstad, A. Williams, and M. Yans. 2011. Landuse, landscapes, and biological invasions. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5:108-116

  • Allen, C. R., G. S. Cumming, A. Garmestani, P. D. Taylor, and B. Walker. 2011. Managing for resilience. Wildlife Biology 17:337-349.
  • Kessler, A. C., J. W. Merchant, C. R. Allen, and S. D. Shultz. 2011. Invasive plants impacts on sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) roosting habitat. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4: 369-377.
  • Nemec, K., C. R. Allen, A. ALAI, G. Clements, A. Kessler, T. Kinsell, A. Major, and B. J. Stephen. 2011. Woody invasions of urban parks and trails and the changing face of urban forests in the Great Plains, USA. American Midland Naturalist 165:241-256.
  • Allen, C. R., J. J. Fontaine, K. L. Pope, and A. S. Garmestani. 2011. Adaptive management for a turbulent future. Journal of Environmental Management 92:1339-1345. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and L. H. Gunderson. 2011. Pathology and failure in the design and implementation of adaptive management. Journal of Environmental Management 92:1379-1384. Download  | 
  • Rehme, S. E., L. A. Powell, and C. R. Allen. 2011. Multimodel inference and adaptive
    management. Journal of Environmental Management 92:1360-1364.
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  • Allen, C. R. and C. Holling 2010. Novelty, adaptive capacity, and resilience. Ecology and
    Society 15(3): 24. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art24/
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  • Miller, T. K., C. R. Allen, W. Landis, and J. Merchant. 2010. Risk assessment: Simultaneously prioritizing the control of invasive plant species and the conservation of rare plant species. Biological Conservation 143:2070-2079.
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  • Epperson, D., and C. R. Allen. 2009. Red imported fire ant impacts on upland arthropods in southern Mississippi. American Midland Naturist 163:54-63. Download  | 
  • Wardwell, D., and C. R. Allen. 2009. Variability in population abundance is associated with thresholds between scaling regimes. Ecology and Society 14 (2):42. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art42/
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  • Allen, C. R. 2009. Wildlife Science: Linking Ecological Theory and Management Applications (book review). Great Plains Research 19:258-259.
  • Allen, C. R., E. A. Forys, and C. S. Holling. 2010. Body mass patterns predict invasions and extinctions in transforming landscapes. Pages 281-297 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY. (Reprinted from Ecosystems 2:114-121.)
  • Allen, C. R., L. Gunderson, and C. S. Holling. 2010. Commentary on part one articles. Pages 3-18 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY.
  • Allen, C. R., L. Gunderson, and C. S. Holling. 2010. Commentary on part three articles. Pages 301-307 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY.
  • Allen, C. R., L. Gunderson, and C. S. Holling. 2010. Commentary on part two articles. Pages 197-204 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY.
  • Gunderson, L., and C. R. Allen. 2010. Why resilience? Why now? Pages xii-xxv in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY.
  • Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. 2010. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY. 466pp.
  • Gunderson, L., C. S. Holling, and C. R. Allen. 2010. The evolution of an idea - the past, present, and future of ecological resilience. Pages 423-444 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY.
  • Peterson, G., C. R. Allen, and C. S. Holling. 2010. Ecological resilience, biodiversity and scale. Pages 167-193 in Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling, Editors. Foundations of Ecological Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY. (Reprinted from Ecosystems 1:6-18.)
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, and L. Gunderson. 2009. Panarchy: discontinuities reveal similarities in the dynamic system structure of ecological and social systems. Ecology and Society 14 (1): 15. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss1/art15/
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, and H. Cabezas. 2009. Panarchy, adaptive management and governance: sustainable options for building resilience. Nebraska Law Review 87:1036-1054.
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  • Allen, C. R., A. Alai, A. Kessler, T. Kinsell, A. Major, K. Nemec and B. Stevens. 2008. Invasive Plants: A Guide to Identification, Impacts, and Control of Common North American Species (Book Review). Great Plains Research: in press.
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen and C. M. Gallagher. 2008. Power laws, discontinuities and regional city size distributions. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 68:209-216. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling, Editors. 2008. Discontinuies in Ecosystems and other Complex Systems. University of Columbia Press, New York, NY. 272 pages.
  • Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling. 2008. Cross-scale structure and the generation of innovation and novelty in discontinuous complex systems. Pages 219-233 in Allen, C. R. and C. S. Holling, editors. Discontinuities in Ecosystems and other Complex Systems. University of Columbia Press, New York, NY.
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, and K. M. Bessey. 2008. Discontinuities in urban systems: comparison of regional city-size structure in the United States. Pages 136-164 in Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling, editors. Discontinuities in Ecosystems and other Complex Systems. University of Columbia Press, New York, NY.
  • Holling, C. S., C. R. Allen, and G. D. Peterson. 2008. Panarchies and discontinuities. Pages 3-19 in Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling, editors. Discontinuities in Ecosystems and other Complex Systems. University of Columbia Press, New York, NY.
  • Wardwell, D., C. R. Allen, G. D. Peterson and A. D. Tyre. 2008. A test of the cross-scale resilience model: functional richness in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Ecological Complexity 5:165-182 Download  | 
  • LaBram, J. A., A. E. Peck and C. R. Allen. 2007. Monitoring-based Assessment of Gap Analysis models. Southeastern Naturalist 6:633-656.
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, C. M. Gallagher and J. D. Mittelstaedt. 2007. Departures from Gibrat's law, discontinuities and city size distributions. Urban Studies 44:1997-2007. Download  | 
  • Stow, C. A., C. R. Allen and A. S. Garmestani. 2007. Evaluating discontinuities in complex systems. Ecology and Society 12(1): 26. [online] URL: http://www. ecologyandsociety. org/vol12/iss1/art26/ Download  | 
  • Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen, and D. Wardwell. 2007. Temporal scaling in complex systems: resonant frequencies and biotic variability. Chapter 5 in Bissonette, J. A., and I. Storch, eds. Temporal dimensions in landscape ecology: wildlife responses to variable resources. Springer.
  • Lotz, A., and C. R. Allen. 2007. Observer bias in anuran call surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:675-679. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and D. A. Saunders. 2006. Multi-model inference and the understanding of complexity, discontinuity and nomadism. Ecosystems 9: 694-699. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., A. R. Johnson and L. Parris 2006. A framework for spatial risk assessments: potential impacts of nonindigenous invasive species on native species. Ecology and Society 11 (1): 39. [online] URL: http://www. ecologyandsociety. org/vol11/iss1/art39/ Download  | 
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, J. D. Mittelstaedt, C. A. Stow, and W. A. Ward. 2006. Firm size diversity, functional richness and resilience. Environmental and Development Economics 11: 533-551. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R. 2006. Sprawl, and the resilience of humans and nature: an introduction to the special feature. Ecology and Society 11 (1): 36. [online] URL: http://www. ecologyandsociety. org/vol11/iss1/art36/ Download  | 
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, J. D. Mittelstaedt, C. A. Stow, and W. A. Ward. 2006. Firm size diversity, functional richness and resilience. Environmental and Development Economics: 11: 533-551.
  • Allen, C. R. 2006. Discontinuities in ecological data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103: 6083-6084. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., A. Garmestani, T. Havlicek, P. Marquet, G. D. Peterson, C. Restrepo, C. Stow, and B. Weeks. 2006. Patterns in body mass distributions: sifting among alternative competing hypotheses. Ecology Letters 9: 630-643. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R. 2006. Predictors of introduction success in the South Florida avifauna. Biological Invasions 8:491-500. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., Garmestani, A., LaBram, J., Peck, A., and L. Provost. 2006. When landscaping goes bad: the incipient invasion of Mahonia bealei in the Southeastern United States. Biological Invasions 8:169-176. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., L. Gunderson, and A. R. Johnson. 2005. The use of discontinuities to assess relative resilience in complex systems. Ecosystems 8: 958-966. Download  | 
  • Garmestani, A., C. R. Allen , and K. M. Bessey. 2005. Time series analysis of clusters in city size distributions. Urban Studies 42: 1507-1515. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., and C. R. Allen. 2005. The impacts of sprawl on biodiversity: the ant fauna of the lower Florida Keys. Ecology and Society 10 (1): 25. [online] URL: http://www. ecologyandsociety. org/vol10/iss1/art25/ Download  | 
  • Johnson, A. R., C. R. Allen, and K. A. N. Simpson. 2004. Estimating functional connectivity of wildlife habitat and its relevance to ecological risk assessment. Pages 41-55 in Kapustka, L. A., H. Gilbraith, M. Luxon, and G. R. Biddinger, eds. Landscape ecology and wildlife habitat evaluation: critical information for ecological risk assessment, land-use management activities, and biodiversity enhancement practices, ASTM STP 1458. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. In press.
  • Garmestani, A. S., C. R. Allen, J. A. Labram, and A. E. Peck. 2004. Laboratory observations of red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) predation upon eastern tent caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae). Journal of Entomological Science 39: 472-473.
  • Allen, C. R., D. Epperson and A. Garmestani. 2004. The impacts of fire ants on wildlife: a decade of research. American Midland Naturalist 152:88-103. Download  | 
  • Zettler, J. A., M. D. Taylor, C. R. Allen, and T. P. Spira. 2004. Consequences of forest clear cuts for native and non-indigenous ants. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America 97:513-518.
  • Conroy, M. J., C. R. Allen, J. T. Peterson, L. Pritchard, Jr., and C. T. Moore. 2003. Landscape change in the southern Piedmont: challenges, solutions, and uncertainty across scales. Conservation Ecology 8(2): 3. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol8/iss2/art3. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bale, M. T., J. A. Zettler, B. A. Robinson, T. P. Spira, and C. R. Allen. 2003. Yellow jackets may be an underestimated component of an ant-seed mutualism. Southeastern Naturalist 2:609-614. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., K. Simpson and A. R. Johnson. 2003. Improving vertebrate modeling in Gap Analyses: incorporating minimum viable populations and functional connectivity in patchy environments. Gap Analysis Bulletin 11:15-18.
  • LaBram, J. A., A. E. Peck and C. R. Allen. 2003. Description and application of an accuracy assessment method for Gap Analysis models. Gap Analysis Bulletin 11:18-24.
  • Sendzimir, J., C. R. Allen, L. Gunderson and C. Stow. 2003. Implications of body mass patterns: linking ecological structure and process to wildlife conservation and management. Pages 125 - 152 in, Bissonette, J., and I. Storch, eds. Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press, Washington, DC. Download  | 
  • Pearlstine, L., S. E. Smith, L. Brandt, C. Allen, W. Kitchens, and J. Stenberg. 2002. Assessing state-wide biodiversity in the Florida gap analysis project. Journal of Environmental Management 66:127-144. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., R. S. Lutz, T. Lockley, S. A. Phillips, jr., and S. Demarais. 2001. The non-indigenous ant, Solenopsis invicta, reduces loggerhead shrike and native insect abundance. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 18:249-259.
  • Zettler, J. A., T. M. Mcinnis, jr., C. R. Allen, and T. P. Spira. 2002. The biodiversity of fungi in red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) mounds. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95:487-491 Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling. 2002. Cross-scale structure and scale breaks in ecosystems and other complex systems. Ecosystems 5:315-318. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and D. A. Saunders. 2002. Variability between scales: predictors of nomadism in birds of an Australian Mediterranean-climate ecosystem. Ecosystems 5:348-359. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., and C. R. Allen. 2002. Functional group change within and across scales following invasions and extinctions in the Everglades ecosystem. Ecosystems 5:339-347. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., C. R. Allen, and D. P. Wojcik. 2002. Influence of proximity and amount of human development and roads on the occurrence of the red imported fire ant in the Lower Florida Keys. Biological Conservation 108:27-33. Download  | 
  • Holling, C. S., and C. R. Allen. 2002. Adaptive inference for distinguishing credible from incredible patterns in nature. Ecosystems 5:319-328. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., and C. S. Holling. 2001. Cross-scale morphology. Pages 450-452 in A. H. El-Shaarawi and W. W. Piegorsch, editors. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK. Download  | 
  • Zettler, J. A., T. P. Spira, and C. R. Allen. 2001. Yellow jackets (Vespula spp. ) disperse Trillium (spp. ) seeds in eastern North America. American Midland Naturalist 146:444-446. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R. 2001. Ecosystems and immune systems: hierarchical response provides resilience against invasions. Conservation Ecology 5(1): 15. [online] URL: http://www. consecol. org/vol5/iss1/art15
  • Allen, C. R., E. A. Forys, K. G. Rice, and D. P. Wojcik. 2001. Effects of fire ants on hatching turtles and prevalence of fire ants on sea turtle nesting beaches in Florida. Florida Entomologist 84:250-253. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., L. G. Pearlstine, and W. M. Kitchens. 2001. Modeling viable mammal populations in gap analyses. Biological Conservation 99:135-144. Download  | 
  • Allen, C. R., L. G. Pearlstine, D. P. Wojcik, and W. M. Kitchens. 2001. The spatial distribution of diversity between disparate taxa: spatial correspondence between mammals and ants. Landscape Ecology: 453-464. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., A Quistorff, and C. R. Allen. 2001. Potential fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) impact on the endangered Schaus swallowtail (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae). Florida Entomologist 84:254-258. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., A. Quistorff, C. R. Allen and D. P. Wojcik. 2001. The likely cause of extinction of the tree snail Orthalicus rese reses (Say). Journal of Molluscan Studies 67:369-376. Download  | 
  • Wojcik, D. P., C. R. Allen, R. J. Brenner, E. A. Forys, D. P. Jouvenaz, and R. S. Lutz. 2001. Red imported fire ants: impact on biodiversity. American Entomologist 47(1):16-23. Download  | 
  • Zettler, J. A., T. P. Spira, and C. R. Allen. 2001. Ant-seed mutualisms: can fire ants sour the relationship? Biological Conservation 101: 249-253
  • Allen, C. R., R. D. Willey, P. E. Myers, P. M. Horton, and J. Buffa. 2000. The impact of red imported fire ant infestation on northern bobwhite abundance trends in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology 17:43-51.
  • Allen, C. R., E. A. Forys, and C. S. Holling. 1999. Body mass patterns predict invasions and extinctions in transforming landscapes. Ecosystems 2:114-121. Download  | 
  • Forys, E. A., and C. R. Allen. 1999. Biological invasions and deletions: community change in south Florida. Biological Conservation 87:341-347.
  • Peterson, G., C. R. Allen, and C. S. Holling. 1999. Ecological resilience, biodiversity and scale. Pages 415-432 in Readings in Ecology, S. Dodson, S. R. Carpenter, R. L. Jeanne, J. F. Kitchell, N. E. Langston, M. G. Turner, T. Ives, K. Elliot, and T. F. H. Allen, eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 15

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 26

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 35

Scientific Publications: 110

Presentations: 192

 

Contact Us

Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Lincoln, NE 68583-0984 Phone: (402) 472 - 0449 Fax: (402) 472 - 2722 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Craig Allen

Craig Allen received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and MS from Texas Tech University.

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Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Wildlife Management Institute