Books and Publications

Adina has published over 100 scientific research articles focused on the underlying relationships between land use and biodiversity, including:

Recent Publications

MERENLENDER, A. M., KEELEY, A. T. H., HILTY, J. A. 2022 Ecological corridors for which species? Therya 13(1):45-55.

NELSON, S. M., IRA, G., and MERENLENDER,  A. M. 2022 Adult Climate Change Education Advances Learning, Self‐Efficacy, and Agency for Community‐Scale Stewardship. Sustainability 1804 https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031804

MERENLENDER, A with BUHLER, B. 2021 “Climate Stewardship: Taking Collective Action to Protect California”  UC Press 290 Pages 324  ISBN: 9780520378940

GRAY, M. MICHELI, E, COMENDANT, T. and MERENLENDER, A 2020 A. Climate-Wise Habitat Connectivity Takes Sustained Stakeholder Engagement. Land 2020, 9, 413.

GRAY, M. MICHELI, E, COMENDANT, T. and MERENLENDER, A 2020 Quantifying Climate-Wise Connectivity across a Topographically Diverse Landscape. Land 9:355

MUÑOZ-SÁEZ, A., KITZES, J. and MERENLENDER, A.M 2020 Bird friendly wine country through diversified vineyards. Conservation Biology 35(1):274-284

MUÑOZ-SÁEZ, A., HEATON, E., REYNOLDS, M. and  MERENLENDER, A.M. 2020 Agricultural adapters from the vineyard landscape impact native oak woodland birds. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 300:106960

ELSEN, P.R., MONAHAN, W.B., and A.M. MERENLENDER 2020 Topography and human pressure in mountain ranges alter expected species responses to climate change. Nature Communications 11, 1974

ELSEN, P.R., MONAHAN, W.B., DOUGHERTY, E.R., & MERENLENDER, A. 2020. Keeping pace with climate change in global terrestrial protected areas. Science Advances, 6. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aay0814

HILTY, J. A., KEELEY, A., LIDICKER, W. Z., & MERENLENDER, A. 2019. Corridor Ecology: Linking landscapes for biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation. Island Press. doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21836

KREMEN, C. & MERENLENDER, A. 2018. Making landscapes that work for biodiversity and people in the Anthropocene. Science 362 304. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau6020

KITZES, J. & MERENLENDER, A. 2013. Extinction risk and tradeoffs in reserve site selection for species of different body sizes. Conservation Letters, 6: 341–349. doi: 10.1111/conl.12015

REED, S. E. & MERENLENDER, A. 2008. Quiet, Non-Consumptive Recreation Reduces Protected Area Effectiveness. Conservation Letters 1(3):146-154. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2008.00019.x

Awards and Honors

  • President, Society for Conservation Biology, 2019-2021
  • California Academy of Sciences Fellow, 2018
  • Distinguished service award for outstanding extension work at UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR), 2016
  • Program of the Year, California Naturalist Program, by Alliance for Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs, 2015
  • Handling Editor, journal, Conservation Biology
  • Section Editor, journal, PlosOne