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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

  • Allen, C.R., Fontaine, J.J. 2017. Employment with the United States Geological Survey. Pages XX in Henke, S. Editor, Becoming a Wildlife Professional. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Craig, R.K., A.S. Garmestani, C.R. Allen, C.A. Arnold, H. Birgé, D. DeCaro, A.K. Fremier, H. Gosnell and E. Schlager. 2016. Balancing stability and flexibility in adaptive governance: The new challenges and a review of tools available. Ecology and Society.
  • 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.
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Completed Projects


  • Ecology of Biological Invasions (2010)
  • Foundations of Resilience (2009)
  • Ecology of Biological Invasions (2008)
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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: 11

Phd Students: 15

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 29

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 33

Scientific Publications: 114

Presentations: 185

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