Steve Beissinger’s Publications

BOOKS EDITED (3)

Beissinger, S. R., D. D. Ackerly, H. Doremus, and G. Machlis (editors). 2017. Science, Conservation and National Parks. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 440 pages.

Beissinger, S. R. and D. R. McCullough  (Editors).  2002.  Population Viability  Analysis.  University of Chicago  Press, Chicago, IL.  577 pages.

Beissinger, S. R. and N. F. R. Snyder  (Editors).  1992.  New World  Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.  288 pages.

 

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS AND OTHER  PUBLICATIONS (205)

Socolar, J.B., P.N. Epanchin, S. R. Beissinger and M.W. Tingley. 2017. Phenological shifts conserve thermal niches in North American birds and reshape expectations for climate-driven range shifts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. doi:10.1073/pnas.1705897114

Dénes, F. V., J. L. Tella, and S. R. Beissinger. 2017. Revisiting methods for estimating parrot abundance and population size. Emu.

Jennions, M., T. Székely, S. R. Beissinger, and P. M. Kappeler. 2017. Sex ratios. Current Biology 27: R785-R795.

Berkunsky, I., P. Quillfeldt, D. J. Brightsmith, M. C. Abbud, J. M. R. E. Aguilar, U. Alemán-Zelaya, R. M. Aramburú, A. Arce Arias, R. Balas McNab, T. J. S. Balsby, J. M. Barredo Barberena, S. R. Beissinger, and others. 2017. Current threats faced by Neotropical parrot populations. Biological Conservation 214:278-287.

Ancona, S., F. V. Dénes, O. Krüger, T. Székely and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Estimating adult sex ratios in nature. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B) 372: 20160313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0313.

MacLean, S. A. and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Species’ traits as predictors of range shifts under contemporary climate change: a review and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology in press. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13736

Maher, S. P., T. L. Morelli, M. Hershey, A. L. Flint, L. E. Flint, C. Moritz, and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.   Erosion of refugia in the Sierra Nevada meadows network with climate change. Ecosphere 8(4): DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1673

Huntsinger, L., T. V. Hruska, J. L. Oveido, M. Shapero, G. A. Nader, R. S. Ingram and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Save water or save wildlife? Water use and conservation in the Central Sierran foothill oak woodlands in California, USA. Ecology and Society 22 (2): 12 http://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09217-220212

Beissinger, S. R., and D. D. Ackerly.  2017.  Science, parks, and conservation in a rapidly changing world. Pages 363-388 in Science, Conservation and National Parks (S. R. Beissinger, D. D. Ackerly, H. Doremus and G. E. Machlis, Eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Francis, J., K. J. Easterday, K. J. Scheckel, and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  The world is a park: using citizen science to engage people in parks and build the next century of global stewards. Pages 275-293 in Science, Conservation and National Parks (S. R. Beissinger, D. D. Ackerly, H. Doremus and G. E. Machlis, Eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Enkerlin-Hoeflich, E. C. and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  A global perspective on parks and protected areas. Pages 46-63 in Science, Conservation and National Parks (S. R. Beissinger, D. D. Ackerly, H. Doremus and G. E. Machlis, Eds.). University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Lee, A. M., J. M. Reid and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Modeling effects of nonbreeders on population growth estimates. Journal of Animal Ecology 86:75-87.

Dénes, F. V., P. Sólymos, S. Lele, L. F. Silveira, and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Biome-scale signatures of land use change on raptor abundance: insights from single-visit detection-based models. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664-12818.

Hall, L. A. and S. R. Beissinger.  2017.  Inferring the timing of long-distance dispersal between rail metapopulations using genetic and isotopic assignments. Ecological Applications 27:208-218. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1432

Li, J., T. M. McCarthy, H. Wang, G. B. Schaller, C. Mishra, Z. Lu, and S. R. Beissinger.  2016.  Climate refugia of snow leopards in High Asia. Biological Conservation 203:188-196.

Beissinger, S. R., K. J. Iknayan, G. Guillera-Arroita, E. F. Zipkin, R. M. Dorazio, J. A. Royle, and M. Kéry.  2016.  Incorporating imperfect detection into joint models of communities: A response to Warton et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31:736-737.

Morelli, T. L., C. Daly, S. Z. Dobrowski, D. M. Dulen, J. L. Ebersole, S. T. Jackson, J. D. Lundquist, C. I. Millar, S. P. Maher, W. B. Monahan, K. R. Nydick, K. T. Redmond, S. C. Sawyer, S. Stock, and S. R. Beissinger.  2016.  Managing climate change refugia for climate adaptation. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159909, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159909.

Pierson, J. C., D. J. Coates, J. G. B. Oostermeijer, S. R. Beissinger, J. G. Bragg, P. Sunnucks, N. H. Schumaker, and A. G. Young.  2016.  Consideration of genetic factors in threatened species recovery plans on three continents. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14:433-440.

Dronova, I., S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Burnham, and P. Gong.  2016.  Landscape-level associations of wintering waterbird diversity and abundance from remotely sensed wetland characteristics of Poyang Lake. Remote Sensing 8 (6) doi: 10.3390/rs8060462.

Beissinger, S.R. 2015.  Endangered Species recovery criteria: reconciling conflicting views.  BioScience 65: 121-122.

Denes, F.V., L.F. Silveira, and S. R. Beissinger.  In press.  Estimating abundance of unmarked animal populations: accounting for imperfect detection and other sources of zero inflation.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:543-556. DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12333

K. C. Rowe, K. M. C. Rowe, M. W. Tingley, M. S. Koo, J. L. Patton, C. J. Conroy, J. D. Perrine, S. R. Beissinger, and Craig Moritz.  2014.  Spatially heterogeneous impact of climate change on small mammals of montane California. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 282: 20141857. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1857

Pierson, J. C., S. R. Beissinger, J.G. Bragg, D. J. Coates, J. G. B. Oostermeijer, P. Sunnucks, N. H. Schumaker, M. V. Trotter and A. G. Young.  2014.  Incorporating evolutionary processes into population viability models. Conservation Biology 29:755-764. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12431

Beissinger, S. R.  2014.  Digging the pupfish out of its hole: risk analyses to guide harvest of the Devils Hole pupfish for captive breeding.  PeerJ 2:e549 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.549

Hall, L.A. and S. R. Beissinger.  2014.  A practical toolbox for design and analysis of landscape genetics studies.  Landscape Ecology.  DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0082-3

Rapacciuolo, G., S. P. Maher, A. C. Schneider, T. T. Hammond, M. D. Jabis, R. E. Walsh, K. J. Iknayan, G. K. Walden, M. F. Oldfather, D. D. Ackerly and S. R. Beissinger.  2014. Beyond a warming fingerprint: individualistic biogeographic responses to heterogeneous climate change in California.  Global Change Biology

Iknayan, K.J., M.W. Tingley, B. Furnas and S.R. Beissinger. 2014. Detecting diversity: emerging methods to estimate species diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 29:97-106.

Tarwater, C.E, and S. R. Beissinger. 2013. Opposing selection and environmental variation modify optimal timing of breeding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.110:15365-15370. 

Smith, A.B, M.J. Santos, M. Koo, K. M.C. Rowe, K.C. Rowe, J.L. Patton, J.D. Perrine, S.R. Beissinger, and C. Moritz. 2013. Evaluation of species distribution models by resampling sites surveyed a century ago by Joseph Grinnell. Ecography 36:1017-1031

Tingley, M. W. and S. R. Beissinger. 2013. Cryptic loss of montane avian richness and high community turnover over 100 years. Ecology 94:598-609. 175. Berg, K. S., S. R. Beissinger and J. W. Bradbury. 2013. Factors shaping the ontogeny of vocal signals in a wild parrot. Journal of Experimental Biology 216:338-345.

Palsboll, P. J., M. Z. Peery, M. T. Olsen, S. R. Beissinger and M. Berube. 2013. Inferring recent historic abundance from current genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology 22:22-40.

Sutherland, W. J., Freckleton, R.P., Godfray, H.C.J., Beissinger, S.R., Benton, T., Cameron, D.D., Carmel, Y., Coomes, D.A., Coulson, T., Emmerson, M.C., Hails, R.S., Hays, G.C., Hodgson, D. J., Hutchings, M. J., Johnson, D., Jones, J. P.G., Keeling, M.J., Kokko, H., Kunin, W.E., Lambin, X., Lewis, O.T., Malhi, Y., Mieszkowska, N., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Norris, K., Phillimore, A.B., Purves, D.W., Reid, J.M., Reuman, D.C., Thompson, K., Travis, J.M.J., Turnbull, L.A., Wardle, D.A. and Wiegand, T. 2013. Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions. Journal of Ecology 101:58-67.

Tarwater, C. E. and S. R. Beissinger. 2012. Dispersal polymorphisms from natal phenotype-environmental interactions have carry-over effects on lifetime reproductive success of a tropical parrot. Ecology Letters 15:1218-1229.

Tingley, M, M. Koo, C. Moritz, A. Rush and S. R. Beissinger. 2012. The push and pull of climate change causes heterogeneous shifts in avian elevational ranges. Global Change Biology. 18: 3279-3290. 

Morelli, T.L., A. B. Smith, C. R. Kastely, I. Mastroserio, C. Moritz, and S. R. Beissinger. 2012. Anthropogenic refugia ameliorate the severe climate-correlated decline of a montane mammal along its trailing edge. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:4279-4286.

Richmond, O.M.W., J. Tecklin, and S. R. Beissinger 2012. Impact of cattle grazing on the occupancy of a cryptic, threatened rail. Ecological Applications 22:16655-1664.

Berg, K. S., S. Delgado, K. A. Cortopassi, S. R. Beissinger and J. W. Bradbury. 2012. Vertical transmission of learned signatures in a wild parrot. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 279:585-591.

Flather, C. H., G. D. Hayward, S.R. Beissinger and P. A. Stephens.  2011.  A general target for MVPs: unsupported and unnecessary.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26:620-622.

Beissinger, S. R., C. H. Flather, G. D. Hayward, and P. A. Stephens.  2011.  No safety in numbers.  Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 9:486

Wang, J. M. and S. R. Beissinger.  2011.  Partial incubation in birds: its occurrence, function, and quantification.  Auk 128:454-466.

Flather, C. H., G.D. Hayward, S.R. Beissinger and P. A. Stephens.  2011.  Minimum viable populations: is there a magic number for conservation practitioners?  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26:307-316.

Wang, J. M., M. K. Firestone, and S. R. Beissinger.  2011.  Microbial and environmental effects on avian egg viability: do tropical mechanisms act in temperate environments?  Ecology 92:1137-1145.

Risk, B. B., P. de Valpine, and S. R. Beissinger. 2011.  A robust-design formulation of the incidence function model of metapopulation dynamics applied to two species of rails.  Ecology 92:462-474.

Berg, K.S., S.  Delgado, R. Okawa, S. R. Beissinger and J. W. Bradbury.  2011.  Contact calls are used for individual mate  recognition in free-ranging green-rumped parrotlets, Forpus passerinus.  Animal Behaviour 81: 241-248

Girard, P., J.  Y. Takekawa, and S. R. Beissinger.  2010.   Uncloaking a cryptic, threatened rail with molecular markers: origins,  connectivity and demography of a recently-discovered population.  Conservation  Genetics 11:2409-2418.

Richmond, O. M.  W., J.E. Hines, and S. R. Beissinger.  2010.  Two-species  occupancy models: a new parameterization applied to co-occurrence of secretive  rails.  Ecological Applications 20: 2036-2046.

Pacheco, M. A., Beissinger, S. R. and C.  Bosque.  2010.  Why grow slowly in a dangerous place?  Postnatal growth, thermoregulation and energetic of nestling Green-rumped  Parrotlets (Forpus passerinus).  Auk 127:558-570.

Bonebrake,  T.C. and S. R. Beissinger.  2010.  Predation  and infanticide influence ideal free choice by a parrot occupying heterogeneous  tropical habitats.  Oecologia 163:385-393.

D’Alba, L.,  M.D. Shawkey, P. Korsten, O. Vedder, S.A. Kingma, J. Komdeur, and S. R. Beissinger.  2010.   Differential deposition of antimicrobial proteins in blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) clutches by laying  order and male attractiveness.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1037-1045.

Richmond,  O.M.W., S. K. Chen, B. B. Risk, J. Tecklin and S. R. Beissinger.  2010.  California black rails depend on  irrigation-fed wetlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  California  Agriculture 64:85-93.

Peery, M. Z.,  L. A. Hall, A. Sellas, S. R. Beissinger,  C. Moritz, M. Bérubé , M. G. Raphael, S. K. Nelson, R. T. Golightly, L. McFarlane-Tranquilla,  S. Newman, and P. J. Palsbøll.  2010.  Genetic analyses of historic and modern  marbled murrelets suggest decoupling of migration and gene flow after habitat  fragmentation.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 277:679-706.

Hall, L. A., P.  J. Palsbøll, S. R. Beissinger, J. T.  Harvey, M. Bérubé , M. G. Raphael, S. K. Nelson, R. T. Golightly, L.  McFarlane-Tranquilla, S. H. Newman, and M. Z. Peery.  2009.   Characterizing dispersal patterns in a threatened seabird with limited  genetic structure.  Molecular Ecology 18:5074-5085.

Girard, P.  and S. R. Beissinger.  2009.  Isolation  and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers for the California black  rail (Laterallus jamaicensis coturniculus).  Molecular  Ecology Resources 9:1460-1466.

Tingley, M. W.,  W. B. Monahan, S. R. Beissinger and  C. Moritz.  2009.  Birds track their Grinnellian niche through a  century of climate change.  Proceedings of the National Academy of  Sciences 106:19637-19643.

Tingley, M. and  S. R. Beissinger.  2009.  Detecting  range shifts from historical species occurrences: new perspectives on old data.  Trends  in Ecology and Evolution 24:625-633.

Wang, J. M. and  S. R. Beissinger.  2009.   Variation in the onset of incubation and its influence on avian hatching  success and asynchrony.  Animal Behaviour 78:601-613.

Peery, M.Z., S. H. Newman, C. D. Storlazzi, and S. R. Beissinger.  2009.   Meeting reproductive demands in a dynamic upwelling system: foraging  strategies of a pursuit-diving seabird, the Marbled Murrelet.  Condor  111:120-134.

Budden, A.E. and S. R. Beissinger.  2009.  Resource allocation varies with parental sex  and brood size in the asynchronously hatching green-rumped parrotlet (Forpus passerinus).  Behavioral  Ecology and Sociobiology 63:637-647.

Nordby, J. C., A. N. Cohen and S. R. Beissinger.  2009.  Effects  of a habitat-altering invader on nesting sparrows: an ecological trap?  Biological  Invasions 11:565-575.

Shawkey, M. D., M. K. Firestone, E. L. Brodie, and S.  R. Beissinger.  2009.   Avian incubation inhibits growth and diversification of bacterial  assemblages on eggs.  PLoS ONE 4(2): e4522.  Behavioral Ecology 19: 920-927. 

 

Veran, S. and S. R. Beissinger.  2009.  Demographic origins of skewed operational and  adult sex ratios: perturbation analyses of two-sex models.  Ecology  Letters 12:129-143.

National Research Council.  2008.   Progress toward restoring the Everglades: the second biennial review,  2008.  National Academies Press, Washington,  D.C.  271 pp.

Richmond, O. M., J. Tecklin, and S. R. Beissinger.  2008.  Distribution  of California Black Rails in the Sierra Nevada foothills.  Journal  of Field Ornithology 79:381-390.

Beissinger S. R., E. Nicholson, and H. P.  Possingham.  2008.  Application of population viability to  landscape conservation planning.  Pages  33-49 in Models for Planning Wildlife  Conservation in Large Landscapes (J.J. Millspaugh and F. R. Thompson, III,  Eds.).  Academic Press, Amsterdam.

Peery, M. Z., S.  R. Beissinger, R. F. House, M.  Bérubé, L. A. Hall, A. Sellas, and P. J. Palsbøll.  2008.  Characterizing  source-sink dynamics with genetic parentage assignments.  Ecology 89:2746-2759.

Moritz, C., J. L. Patton, C. J. Conroy, J. L. Parra,  G. C. White, and S. R. Beissinger.  2008.  Impact  of a century of climate change on small-mammal communities in Yosemite National  Park, USA.  Science 322: 261-264.

Shawkey, M. D., K. L. Kosciuch, M. Liu, F. C. Rohwer,  E. R. Loos, J. M. Wang, and S. R. Beissinger.  2008.  Do  birds differentially distribute antimicrobial proteins within clutches of eggs?  Behavioral  Ecology 19: 920-927.

Peery, M.Z., L. A. Henkel, S. H. Newman, B.  H. Becker, J. T. Harvey, C. W. Thompson, and S. R. Beissinger.  2008.  Effects of rapid flight-feather molt on  postbreeding dispersal in a pursuit-diving seabird. Auk 125:113-123.

Beissinger, S. R., J. M. Wunderle, J.  M. Meyers, B-E. Sæther, and S. Engen.   2008.  Anatomy of a bottleneck:  diagnosing factors limiting population growth in the Puerto Rican Parrot.  Ecological  Monographs 78:185-203.

Beissinger, S. R.  2008.   Long-term studies of the Green-rumped Parrotlet (Forpus passerinus) in Venezuela: hatching asynchrony, social system  and population structure.  Ornitologia Neotropical19(Suppl.):73-83.

Becker, B, H., S.  H. Newman, S. Inglis, and S. R. Beissinger.  2007.  Diet-  feather stable isotope (d15N and d13C) fractionation in Common Murres and other seabirds.  Condor 109:451-456.

Peery, M. Z., B. H. Becker, and S. R. Beissinger.  2007.  Age  ratios as estimators of productivity: testing assumptions on an endangered  seabird, the Marbled Murrelet.  Auk 124:224-240.

Beissinger, S. R. and M. Z. Peery.  2007.   Reconstructing the historic ecology of an endangered seabird.  Ecology 88:296-305 (cover photo in  Ecology; featured in ESA Website BLOG, and featured as an Editor’s Choice in Science 315:739)

Becker, B. H., M. Z. Peery, and S. R. Beissinger.  2007.  Ocean  climate and prey availability affect the reproductive success of an endangered  seabird, the marbled murrelet.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 329:267-279.

Homberger, D.  G. and S. R. Beissinger.  2006. Bird trade: conservation strategy or extinction  catalyst? Round-Table Discussion at the 23rd International Ornithological  Congress, Beijing, China, August 11-17, 2002.  Acta  Zoologica Sinica 52 (Supplement): 46-47.

Baker, L. M.,  M. Z. Peery, E. B. Burkett, S. W. Singer, D. L. Suddjian, and S. R. Beissinger.  2006.   Nesting habitat characteristics of the Marbled Murrelet in central California redwood  forests.  Journal of Wildlife Management 70:939-946.

Peery, M. Z., B. H. Becker, and S. R. Beissinger.  2006.  Combining demographic and count-based  approaches to identify source-sink dynamics of a threatened seabird. Ecological Applications 16:1516-1528. 

Rachowicz, L. R., A. E. Hubbard, and S. R. Beissinger.  2006.   Evaluating at-sea sampling designs for Marbled Murrelets using a  spatially explicit model.  Ecological Modelling 196: 329-344.

Reed, J. M., H. R. Akçakaya, M. Burgman, D.  Bender, S. R. Beissinger, and J. M. Scott.  2006.   Critical habitat for endangered species.   Pages 164-177 in The  Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Conserving Biodiversity in Human-Dominated  Landscapes, Volume 2 (J. M Scott, D.   D. Goble, and F. W.  Davis, Eds.). Island Press, Washington,   D.C.

Beissinger, S. R., J. R. Walters, D. G.  Catanzaro, K. G. Smith, J. B. Dunning, Jr., S. M. Haig, B. R. Noon, and B.  Stith.  2006.  Modeling approaches in avian conservation and  the role of field biologists.  Ornithological Monographs 59.

Peery, M.  Z., S. R. Beissinger, E. B. Burkett,  and S. H. Newman.  2006.  Local survival of Marbled Murrelets in central  California:  roles of oceanographic processes, sex, and radio-tagging.  Journal  of Wildlife Management 70:78-88.

Becker, B. H., and S. R. Beissinger.  2006.  Centennial decline in the trophic level of an  endangered seabird after fisheries declines.  Conservation  Biology 20:470-479.

Rew, M. B., M.  Z. Peery, S. R. Beissinger, M. Bérubé, J. D. Lozier, E.  M. Rubidge, and P. J Palsbøll.   2006.  Cloning and  characterization of 29 tetranucleotide and two dinucleotide polymorphic  microsatellite loci from the endangered marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus  marmoratus).  Molecular Ecology Notes 6:241-244.

Beissinger,S. R., M. I. Cook, and W. J. Arendt.  2005.   The shelf life of bird eggs: testing egg viability using a tropical  climate gradient.  Ecology 86:2164-2175.

Budden, A. E. and  S. R. Beissinger. 2005. Egg  mass in an asynchronously hatching parrot: does variation offset constraints  imposed by laying order?  Oecologia 144:318-326.

Cook, M. I., S. R. Beissinger, G. A. Toranzos, and W. J.  Arendt.  2005.  Incubation reduces microbial growth on  eggshells and the opportunity for trans-shell infection.  Ecology  Letters 8:532-537.

Cook, M.  I., S. R. Beissinger, G. A.  Toranzos, R. A. Rodriguez, and W. J. Arendt.  2005.  Microbial infection affects egg viability and  incubation behavior in a tropical passerine.  Behavioral Ecology 16:30-36.

Peery, M. Z.,  S. R. Beissinger, S. H. Newman, E.  B. Burkett, and T. D. Williams. 2004.   Applying the declining population paradigm: diagnosing causes of low  reproductive success in Marbled Murrelets.  Conservation Biology.18:1088-1098.

Budden, A. E.  and S. R. Beissinger.  2004.   Against the odds? Nestling sex ratio variation in Green-rumped  Parrotlets.  Behavioral Ecology 15:607-613.

Peery, M. Z., S.R. Beissinger, S.H. Newman, B.H.  Becker, E. Burkett, and T.D. Williams.   2004.  Individual and temporal variation in inland flight behavior of Marbled  Murrelets: implications for population monitoring.  Condor 106: 344-353.

Sheridan, J. A., S. R. Beissinger, and C. R. Hughes.   2004.  Weak association between  measures of health and reproductive success in green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus passerinus) in Venezuela.  Auk 121: 717-725.

Noon, B. R., D. D.  Murphy, S. R. Beissinger, M. L.  Shaffer, and D. DellaSala.  2003.  Conservation planning for U.S. National  Forests: roles of coarse and fine filters, and PVA.  BioScience 53:1217-1220.

Cook, M.  I., S. R. Beissinger, G. A.  Toranzos, R. A. Rodriguez, and W. J. Arendt.  2003.  Trans-shell infection by pathogenic  microorganisms reduces the shelf life of unincubated bird eggs: a constraint on  the onset of incubation?  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B.270:2233-2240.

Shefferson,  R. P., J. Proper, S. R. Beissinger and E. L. Simms.  2003.  Life history trade-offs in a rare orchid: the  costs of flowering, dormancy and sprouting.  Ecology 84:1199-1206.

Becker B. H.  and S. R. Beissinger.  2003.  Scale-dependent habitat selection by a  nearshore seabird, the Marbled Murrelet, in a highly dynamic upwelling  system.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 256:243-255.

Beissinger,  S. R.  2003.  Voices of New World  Parrots.  (Review of Whitney, B. M.  T. A. Parker, III, G. F. Budney, C. A. Munn, and J. W. Bradbury.  2002.   Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York).  Auk 120:571.

Beissinger, S. R. and N. F. R.  Snyder.  2002.  Water levels affect nest success of the snail  kite in Florida:  AIC and the omission of relevant candidate models. Condor 104:208-215.

Reed, J. M.,  L. S. Mills, J. B. Dunning, Jr., E. S. Menges, K. S. McKelvey, R. Frye, S. R. Beissinger,  M-C Anstett and P. Miller.  2002.  Emerging issues in population viability  analysis.  Conservation Biology 16:7-19.

Sandercock, B.  K. and S. R. Beissinger.  2002.   Estimating rates of population change for a neotropical parrot with  ratio, mark-recapture and matrix methods.  Journal of Applied Statistics 29:589-607.

Beissinger, S. R.  2002.   Unresolved problems in the condor recovery program: Response to  Risebrough.  Conservation Biology 16: 1158-1159.

Beissinger, S. R. and D. R. McCullough,  Eds.  2002.  Population Viability Analysis.  University   of Chicago Press,  Chicago.  577 pp.

Ralls, K., S.R. Beissinger, and J.F. Cochrane. 2002.  Guidelines for Using Population Viability Analysis in Endangered  Species Management. Pages 521-550 in  Population Viability Analysis (Edited by S.R. Beissinger and D.R. McCullough).  University   of Chicago Press,  Chicago.

Beissinger, S. R.  2002.   Population Viability Analysis: Past, Present, Future. Pages 5-17 in  Population Viability Analysis (Edited by S.R. Beissinger and D.R.  McCullough).  University of Chicago  Press, Chicago.

Beissinger, S. R. and D. R.  McCullough.  2002.  Preface.   Pages xiii-xvi in Population  Viability Analysis (Edited by S.R. Beissinger and D.R. McCullough).  University   of Chicago Press,  Chicago.

Beissinger, S. R.  2001.  Trade of live wild birds: potentials,  principles and practices of sustainable use.   Pages 182-202 in Conservation of Exploited Species (J. D.  Reynolds, G. M. Mace, K. H. Redford, and J. G. Robinson, Eds.).  Cambridge   University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Mace, G. M., J.  E. M. Baillie, S. R. Beissinger, and K. H. Redford.  2001.   Assessment and Management of Species at Risk.  Pages 11- 29 in Conservation Biology: Research Priorities for the Next Decade  (M E. Soulé and G. H. Orians, Eds.)   Island Press, Washington,   D.C.

Meretsky, V., N. F.  R. Snyder, S. R. Beissinger, D. A. Clendenen, and J. W. Wiley.  2001.  Quantity  versus Quality in California Condor Reintroduction: Reply to Beres and  Starfield.  Conservation Biology 15: 1449-1451.

Cross, P. C. and S.  R. Beissinger.  2001.  Using logistic regression to analyze the  sensitivity of PVA models: a comparison of methods based on African wild dog  models.  Conservation Biology 15:  1335-1346.

Dunne, T., J. Agee, S. Beissinger,  W. Dietrich, D. Gray, M. Power, V. Resh, and K. Rodrigues. 2001.  A Scientific Basis for the Prediction of  Cumulative Watershed Effects.  Wildland Resources Center Report No. 46.  University of California,  Berkeley, CA.

Beissinger, S. R.  2001.  The California Condor: a flagship  adrift.  Conservation Biology 15:1197-1199.

Wright, T.  F., C. A. Toft , E. Enkerlin-Hoeflich, J. Gonzalez-Elizondo, M. Albornoz, A.  Rodríguez-Ferraro, F. Rojas-Suárez, V. Sanz, A. Trujillo, S. R. Beissinger,  V. Berovides A., X. Gálvez A., A. T. Brice, K. Joyner, J. Eberhard, J. Gilardi,  S. E. Koenig, S. Stoleson, P. Martuscelli, J. M. Meyers, K. Renton, A. M. Rodríguez,  A. C. Sosa-Asanza, F. Vilella, and  J. W.  Wiley.  2001.  Nest poaching in Neotropical parrots.  Conservation Biology 15:710-720.

Stoleson, S.  H., and S. R. Beissinger.   2001.  Does risk of nest failure  or adult predation influence hatching patterns of the Green-rumped  Parrotlet?  Condor 103:85-97.

Beissinger, S. R., and J. D. Perrine.  2001.   Extinction, recovery and the Endangered Species Act.  Pages 51-71 inProtecting Endangered Species in the United States: Biological Needs,  Political Realities, Economic Choices (J. F. Shogren and J. Tschirhart,  Eds.).  Cambridge, Cambridge University  Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Shefferson,  R. P., B. K. Sandercock, J. Proper, and S. R. Beissinger.  2001.   Estimating dormancy and survival of a rare herbaceous perennial using  mark-recapture models. Ecology 82:145-156.

Beissinger,  S. R.  2000.  Ecological mechanisms of extinction.  Proceedings of the National Academy  of Science 97:11688-11689.

Walters, J. R.,  S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Greenberg, J. D. Nichols, H. R.  Pulliam, and D. W. Winkler.  2000.  The AOU Conservation Committee review of the  biology, status, and management of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows: final report.  Auk 117:1093-1115.

Meretsky, V.  J., N. F. R. Snyder, S. R. Beissinger, D. A. Clendenen, and J. W. Wiley.  2000. Demography of the California Condor: implications for reestablishment. Conservation  Biology 14:957-967.

Csuiti, B., G.  S. Miller and S. R. Beissinger.  2000.  Marbled Murrelet.  Pages 184-190 in Endangered Animals: A  Reference Guide to Conflicting Issues (R. P. Reading and B. Miller, Eds.).  Greenwood  Press, Westport, Connecticut.

Sandercock, B.  K., S. R. Beissinger, S. H.  Stoleson, R. R. Melland, and C. R. Hughes.   2000.  Survival rates of a  Neotropical parrot: implications for latitudinal comparisons of avian  demography.  Ecology 81:1351-1370.

Beissinger, S. R., J. M. Reed, J. M.  Wunderle, Jr., S. K. Robinson, and D. M. Finch.   2000.  Report of the AOU  Conservation Committee on the Partners in Flight species prioritization  plan.  Auk 117: 549-561.

Beissinger, S. R.  1999.   Review of Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology (T., Caro,  Ed.).  Animal Behaviour 58:1159-1160.

Beissinger, S. R., B. H. Becker, L.  Rachowicz and A. Hubbard.  1999.  Testing and designing methods for developing  an at-sea monitoring strategy for the Marbled Murrelet.  Unpublished Report to the U.S. Fish and  Wildlife Service.  99 pages.

Shogren, J. F.,  J. Tschirhart, T. Anderson, A. Whritenour Ando, S. R. Beissinger, D.      Brookshire, G. M. Brown Jr., D. Coursey, R. Innes, S. M. Meyer, S.  Polasky.  1999.  Why economics matters for endangered species  protection.  Conservation Biology.  13:  1257-1261.

Stoleson, S. H.  and S.R. Beissinger. 1999. Egg  viability as a constraint on hatching synchrony at high ambient  temperatures.  Journal of Animal Ecology 68: 951-962.

Grenier, J.  L. and S. R. Beissinger.  1999.   Variation in the onset of incubation in a Neotropical parrot.  Condor 101:752-761.

Siegel, R.  B., W. W. Weathers, and S. R. Beissinger.  1999.   Hatching asynchrony reduces the duration, not the magnitude, of peak  load in breeding green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus  passerinus).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 45:444-450.

Siegel, R.  B., W. W. Weathers, and S. R. Beissinger.  1999.   Assessing parental effort in a Neotropical parrot: a comparison of  methods.  Animal Behaviour 57:73-79.

Beissinger, S. R.  1999.   Interaction of egg viability, brood reduction and nest failure on the  onset of incubation.  Pages 638-646 in Proceedings of the 22nd International  Ornithological Congress (N.J. Adams, &   R.H.Slotow, Eds.).  BirdLife South  Africa, Durban:  Johannesburg, South Africa.

Beissinger, S. R. and T.  Slagsvold.  1999.  Hatching asynchrony and the onset of  incubation: Beyond brood reduction.   Pages 582-583 in Proceedings  of the 22nd International Ornithological Congress (N.J. Adams, &  R.H.Slotow, Eds.).  BirdLife South Africa,  Durban: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Beissinger, S. R., and M. I.  Westphal.  1998.  On the use of demographic models of  population viability analysis in endangered species management.  Journal  of Wildlife Management 62:821-841 (lead article).

Beissinger, S. R., S. Tygielski, and B. Elderd.  1998.   Social constraints on the onset of incubation in a neotropical parrot: a  nest box addition experiment.  Animal Behaviour 55:21-32.

Hughes, C.  R., R. R. Melland, and S. R. Beissinger.  1998.   Polymorphic trinucleotide microsattelite loci for a neotropical parrot,  the green-rumped parrotlet, Forpus  passerinus.  Molecular Ecology 7:1247-1248.

Derrickson,  S. R., S. R. Beissinger, and N. F.  R. Snyder.  1998.  Directions in endangered species  research.  Pages 111-123 in Avian Conservation (J. M. Marzluff  and R. Sallabanks, Eds.).  Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Becker, B. H., S. R. Beissinger, and H. Carter. 1997.  At-sea density monitoring of Marbled  Murrelets in central California:  methodological considerations.  Condor 99:743-755.

Grand, J. and S. R. Beissinger.  1997.   When relocation of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nests becomes a useful strategy.  Journal  of Herpetology 31:428-434.

Beissinger, S. R.   1997.  Integrating behavior into  conservation biology: potentials and limitations.  Pages 23-47 in Behavioral Approaches to Conservation in the Wild (J. R. Clemmons  and R. Buchholtz, eds).  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Beissinger, S. R., and S. H. Stoleson.  1997.   Hatching asynchrony in birds.  Trends in Ecology & Evolution 12:112.

Casagrande, D. G., and S. R. Beissinger.  1997.  Evaluation of four methods for estimating  parrot population size.  Condor 99:445-457

Snyder, N. F. R., S. R. Derrickson, S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Wiley, T. B. Smith,  W. D. Toone and B. Miller.  1997.  Limitations of captive breeding: reply to  Gippolitti and Carpaneto.  Conservation Biology 11:808-810.

Snyder, N. F. R., S. R. Derrickson, S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Wiley, T. B. Smith,  W. D. Toone and B. Miller.  1997.  Captive breeding and conservation (reply to  Hutchins, Wiese and Willis).  Conservation Biology 11:3-5.

Stoleson, S. H., and S. R. Beissinger.  1997.  Hatching asynchrony, brood reduction, and  food limitation in a neotropical parrot.  Ecological Monographs 67:131-154. (Lead  Article)

Stoleson, S. H., and S. R. Beissinger.  1997.  Hatching asynchrony in parrots: boon or bane  for conservation.  Pages 157-180 in Behavioral Approaches to Conservation  in the Wild (J. R. Clemmons and R. Buchholtz, eds).  Cambridge   University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Beissinger, S. R., E. C. Steadman, T. Wohlgenant, G. Blate, and  S. Zack.  1996.  Null models for assessing ecosystem  conservation priorities: threatened birds as titers of threatened ecosystems. Conservation Biology 10:1343-1352.

Bertrand, M. R., A. J. DeNicola, S. R. Beissinger, and R. K. Swihart.  1996.   Effects of parturition on home-ranges and social affiliations of female  white-tailed deer.  Journal of Wildlife Management 60:899-909.

National Research Council.  1996.   The Scientific Basis for the Preservation of the Mariana Crow.  National   Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.  (NRC Report).

Beissinger, S. R.   1996.  On the limited breeding  opportunities hypothesis for avian clutch size.  American Naturalist 147:655-658.

Beissinger, S. R.   1996.  Birds’ eggs.  Quarterly  Review of Biology 71:269. (review of M. Walters: Birds,Eggs, Dorling Kinderly, U.K.).

Snyder, N. F. R., S. R. Derrickson, S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Wiley, T. B. Smith,  W. D. Toone and B. Miller.  1996.  Limitations of captive breeding in endangered  species recovery.  Conservation Biology 10:338-348.

Andersen, H. L., and S. R. Beissinger.  1995.  Preliminary observations of juvenile:adult  ratios of Marbled Murrelets in Auke   Bay, southeast Alaska.  Northwestern  Naturalist 76:79-81.

Beissinger, S. R.   1995.  Modeling extinction in  periodic environments: Everglades water levels  and Snail Kite population viability.  Ecological Applications 5:618-631.

Beissinger, S. R.   1995.  Population trends of the  Marbled Murrelet projected from demographic analyses.  Pages 385-393 in Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet (C. J. Ralph, G.  L. Hunt, Jr., M. G. Raphael, and J. F. Piatt, Eds.).  General Technical Report PSW-GTR-152, Pacific  Southwest Research Station, U.S.D.A.   Forest Service, Albany, CA.

Beissinger, S. R.   1995.  Threatened birds of the America.  Wildlife Review 249:170.  (review of Collar et al.’s Threatened Birds  of the Americas:  the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book).

Beissinger, S. R. and J. P. Gibbs.  1995.   Monitoring and science: comfortable bedfellows?  Conservation  Biology 9:465-467.  (reviews of Heyer  et al.’s “Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods  for Amphibians” and Furness and Greenwood’s  “Birds as Monitors of Environmental Change”).

Curlee, A. P., and S. R. Beissinger.  1995.  Experimental analysis of mass change in  female green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus  passerinus): the role of male cooperation.  Behavioral Ecology 6:192-198.

Stoleson, S. H. and S. R. Beissinger.  1995.  Hatching asynchrony and the onset of  incubation in birds revisited: when is the critical period?  Current  Ornithology 12:191-270.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  1995.   Draft Recovery Plan Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) (Washington,   Oregon and California population).  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon.  171 pages.

Beissinger, S. R.   1994.  Cormorants, darters and  pelicans of the world.  Quarterly Review of Biology 69:416-417.

Beissinger, S. R.   1994.  The race to balance time –  biodiversity conservation.  (Reviews of  E.O. Wilson’s “The Diversity of Life” and the World Conservation  Monitoring Centre’s “Global Biodiversity”).  Ecology 75:578-580.

Beissinger, S. R.   1994.  Position statement on the  sustainable use and trade of birds.   Association for Parrot Conservation, Alexandria, VA.  8pp.

Beissinger, S. R.  1994.  Conservation of Neotropical psittacines:  challenges for biologists, managers, and government.  Pages 141-147 in Biología y conservación de los psitácidos de Venezuela (G.  Morales, I. Novo, D. Bigio, A. Luy, and F. Rohas-Suárez, Eds.).  Caracas,   Venezuela.  (Keynote address published in Spanish with  English abstract).

Beissinger, S. R., T. J. Donnay, and R. Walton.  1994.   Experimental analysis of diet specialization in the Snail Kite: the role  of behavioral conservatism.  Oecologia 100:54-65.

Stoleson, S. H., and S. R. Beissinger.  1994.  Reproduction and demography of the  Green-rumped Parrotlet in the llanos of Venezuela.  Pages 65-72 in Biología y conservación de los psitácidos de Venezuela (G.  Morales, I. Novo, D. Bigio, A. Luy, and F. Rohas-Suárez, Eds.).  Caracas,   Venezuela.  (Article in Spanish with English abstract).

Beissinger, S. R. and J. P. Gibbs.  1993.   Are variable environments stochastic? A review of methods to quantify  environmental predictability.  Pages 132-146 in Adaptation in Stochastic  Environments (J. Yoshimura and C. W. Clark, Eds.).  Lecture Notes on Biomathematics Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Donnay, T. J., and S. R. Beissinger.  1993.  Apple snail (Pomacea doliodes) and freshwater crab (Dilocarcinus dentatus) population fluctuations in the llanos of Venezuela.  Biotropica 25:206-214.

Beissinger, S. R.   1992.  Statement before the joint  hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on fisheries and  Wildlife Conservation and the Environment of the Committee on Merchant Marine  and Fisheries, and the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and  Means.  Congressional Record Serial  102-84, Pp. 16-18 and 110-119.

Beissinger, S. R. and E. H. Bucher.  1992.   Can parrots be conserved through sustainable harvesting?  BioScience 42:164-173.  (Cover Photograph)

Beissinger, S. R. and E. H. Bucher.  1992.   Sustainable harvesting of parrots for conservation.  Pages 73-115 in New   World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Beissinger, S. R. and N. F. R. Snyder (Editors).  1992.  New World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation  Biology.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Beissinger, S. R. and N. F. R. Snyder.  1992.   Introduction.  Pages x-xv in New World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

DeNicola, A. J., R. K. Swihart, and S. Beissinger.  1992.   Testing secondary metabolites of plants as deer repellents.  Transactions  of the Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society 48:120-125.

Snyder, N. F. R., F. C. James, and S. R. Beissinger.  1992.   Towards a conservation strategy for Neotropical parrots.  Pages 257-276 in New   World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Waltman, J. R. and S. R. Beissinger.  1992.  The breeding biology of the Green-rumped  Parrotlet.  Wilson Bulletin 104:65-84.

Beissinger, S. R., N. F. R. Snyder, S. R. Derrickson, F. C.  James, and S. M. Lanyon.  1991.  International trade in live exotic birds  creates a vast movement that must be halted.  Auk 108:982-984.  (Report to the AOU from the Bird Trade  Subcommittee).

Beissinger, S. R. and S. H. Stoleson.  1991.   Nestling mortality patterns in relation to brood size and hatching  asynchrony in the Green-rumped Parrotlet.  Acta XX Int. Ornithol. Cong.:  1727-1733.

Beissinger, S. R. and J. R. Waltman.  1991.   Extraordinary clutch size and hatching asynchrony of a neotropical  parrot.  Auk 108:863-871.

Beissinger, S. R.  1990.  Experimental brood manipulations and the monoparental threshold in Snail  Kites.  American Naturalist 136:20-38.

Beissinger, S. R.   1990.  Alternative foods of a diet  specialist, the Snail Kite.  Auk 107:327-333.

Beissinger, S. R.   1990.  On the limits and  directions of conservation biology.  BioScience 40:456-457.

Beissinger, S. R. and W. Silver Beissinger.  1990.   Tropical Rainforests: Diversity and Conservation.  American  Scientist 78:376-377.

Reading, R. P., J. J. Grensten, S. R. Beissinger, and T. W. Clark.   1989.  Attributes of black-tailed  prairie dog colonies, associated species, and management implications.  Pages 13-28 in The Prairie Dog Ecosystem: Managing for Biological  Diversity.  Montana BLM Wildlife Technical Bulletin No.  2.  Billings,   Montana.

Snyder, N. F. R., S. R. Beissinger, and M. R. Fuller.   1989.  Solar radio-transmitters on  Snail Kites in Florida.  Journal  of Field Ornithology 60:171-177.

Snyder, N. F. R., S. R. Beissinger, and R. Chandler.   1989.  Reproduction and demography  of the Florida Everglade (Snail) Kite.   Condor 91:300-316.

Takekawa, J. E., and S. R. Beissinger.  1989.  Dispersal, cyclic drought, and the  conservation of the Snail Kite in Florida:  lessons in critical habitat.  Conservation Biology 3:302-311.

Beissinger, S. R.   1988.  A fickle, faithful  hawk.  Natural History 97:42-51.   (Cover Photograph)

Beissinger, S. R.   1988.  The Snail Kite.  Pages 148-165 in Handbook of North American Birds, Volume IV (R. S. Palmer, Ed.),  New Haven, Yale University  Press.

Beissinger, S. R., B. T. Thomas, and S. D. Strahl.  1988.   Vocalizations, food habits, and nesting biology of the Slender-billed  Kite with comparisons to the Snail Kite.  Wilson Bulletin 100:604-616.

Bennetts, R. E., M. W. Collopy, and S. R. Beissinger.  1988.   Nesting ecology of Snail Kites in Water Conservation 3A.  Fla.  Coop. Fish and Wildl. Res. Unit. Tech. Rept. No. 31. 174 pp.

Beissinger, S. R.   1987.  Mate desertion and  reproductive effort in the Snail Kite.  Animal Behaviour 35:1504-1519.

Beissinger, S. R.   1987.  Anisogamy overcome: female  strategies in Snail Kites.  American Naturalist 129:486-500.

Beissinger, S. R. and N. F. R. Snyder.  1987.   Mate desertion in the Snail Kite.  Animal Behaviour 35:477-487.

Beissinger, S. R.   1986.  Demography, environmental  uncertainty, and the evolution of mate desertion in the Snail Kite.  Ecology 68:1445-1459. (Lead Article)

Beissinger, S. R.   1984.  Breeding bird community  structure of a beech-maple forest. Pages 101-106 in Hueston   Woods State    Park and Nature Preserve, Proceedings of a  Symposium, April 16-18, 1982  (G. E. Willeke, Ed.). Oxford,   Ohio, Miami University.

Beissinger, S. R.   1984.  A Bird-Finding Guide to Ontario.  Quarterly  Review of Biology 59:81-82.

Beissinger, S. R.   1983.  Hunting behavior, prey  selection and energetics of Snail Kites in Guyana: consumer choice by a  specialist.  Auk 100:84-92.

Beissinger, S. R. and J. E. Takekawa.  1983.   Habitat use by and dispersal of Snail Kites in Florida during drought conditions.  Florida  Field Naturalist 11:89-106.

Beissinger, S. R., A. Sprunt, IV and R. Chandler.  1983.   Notes on the Snail Kite in Cuba.  American  Birds 37:262-265.

Osborne, D. R., S. R. Beissinger and G. R. Bourne.   1983.  Water as an enhancing factor  in bird community structure.  Caribbean Journal of Science 19:35-38.

Takekawa, J. E. and S. R. Beissinger.  1983.  First evidence of Snail Kites  feeding on the introduced snail, Pomacea bridgesi, in Florida.  Florida Field Naturalist 11:107-108.

Beissinger, S. R. and D. R. Osborne.  1982.   Effects of urbanization on avian community organization.  Condor 84:75-83.

Osborne, D. R. and S. R. Beissinger.  1979.  Long-winged Harrier predation on Wattled  Jacana eggs.  Wilson Bulletin 91:470-471.

Osborne, D. R. and S. R. Beissinger.  1979.   The Paint-billed Crake in Guyana.  Auk 96:425.