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Dr. Craig Allen


  • Ph D University of Florida 1997


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

Research Interests

Resilience in ecological systems; biological invasions; landscape ecology

Teaching Interests

Currently teaches:
- Foundations of Resilience
- Ecology of Biological Invasions

Professional Society Service

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology - Member, U.S. Chapter (January 1998 - January 2001)

Research Publications

  • Angeler, D. G., C. R. Allen, A. Garmestani, K. L. Pope, D. Twidwell, and M. Bundschuh. 2018. Resilience in environmental risk and impact assessment: concepts and measurement. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 101:543-548. Download  | 
  • Craig R Allen, Hannah Birgé, David G Angeler, Craig Anthony Tony Arnold, Brian C Chaffin, Daniel DeCaro, Ahjond S Garmestani, Lance H Gunderson. 2018. Uncertainty and Trade-Offs in Resilience Assessments. Pages 243 - 268 in Practical Panarchy for Adaptive Water Governance, Gunderson and Cosens, Eds. Springer.
  • Allen, C.R., H. Birge, D.G. Angeler, C.A. Arnold, B.C. Chaffin, D. DeCaro, A.S. Garmestani, and L.H. Gunderson. 2018. Quantifying uncertainty and tradeoffs in resilience assessments. Ecology and Society: 23(1):3.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Ecology of Biological Invasions (2017)
  • Ecology of Biological Invasions (2010)
  • Foundations of Resilience (2009)
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Nebraska Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Craig AllenSession Chair, Resilience 2008 session: Complex systems, resource management and economic development (April 2008 - April 2008)
  • Craig AllenMember, Steering Committee, Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference 2006 (December 2005 - December 2006)

Technical Publications

  • Weeks, K. F., J. L. Walker and C. R. Allen. 2006. Chattahoochee National Recreation Area rare species survey - 2004. Final Report to the National Park Service, Award # 1434-HQ-97- RU-1569.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 12

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 37

Scientific Publications: 105

Presentations: 152

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