Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)


A Conservation Volunteer takes notes during a survey of queen snakes (Photo by Bruce Kennedy)

A Conservation Volunteer takes notes during a survey of queen snakes (Photo by Bruce Kennedy)

Publications by NCC staff members (in bold)

Custode, L.B., Guzzo, M.M., Bush, N., Ewing, C., Procko, M., Knight, S.M, Rousseau-Clair, M-M., and Norris, D. R. 2021. Canadian private protected areas are located in regions of higher vertebrate species richness than government protected areas. FACETS. 6:1323-1336.

Bleho, B.I., Borkowsky, C.L., Grantham, M.A., and Hamel, C.D. 2021. A 20 y Analysis of Weather and Management Effects on a Small White Lady's-slipper (Cypripedium candidum) Population in Manitoba. The American Midland Naturalist. 185(1):32-48.

Nicolai, A., Forsyth, R.G., Grantham, M., and Hamel, C.D. 2019. Tall grass prairie ecosystem management—a gastropod perspective. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 133(4):313-324.

Grantham, M. A., Ford, B. A., and Worley, A. C. 2019. Pollination and fruit set in two rewardless slipper orchids and their hybrids (Cypripedium, Orchidaceae): large yellow flowers outperform small white flowers in the northern tall grass prairie. Plant Biology. doi:10.1111/plb.13026

Robson, D.B., Hamel, C., Neufeld, R., and Bleho, B.I. 2019. Habitat filtering influences plant–pollinator interactions in prairie ecosystems. Botany. 97(3):204-220.

Robson, D.B., Hamel, C., and Neufeld, R. 2019. Impact of grazing history on pollinator communities in fescue prairie. Blue Jay. 77(1):10-15.

Neufeld, R., Hamel, C., and Friesen, C. 2019. Manitoba’s endangered alvars: an initial description of their extent and status. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 132(3):238-253.

Hamel, C. and Neufeld, R. 2018. Decline of native prairie in core grassland conservation areas in Southwestern Manitoba 2010-2015. Blue Jay. 76(4):30-33.

Robson, D.B., Hamel, C., and Neufeld, R. 2017. Identification of plant species for pollinator restoration in the northern prairies. Journal of Pollination Ecology. 21(6):98-108

Hamel, C. and Grantham, M. 2016. "Observation of abundant northern leopard frogs at Wargatie Lake, Manitoba." Blue Jay. 74(2):12-13.

Lapointe, N.W.R., M.A. Tremblay, and H. Barna. 2016. "Tools for improving the effectiveness of academic partnerships in informing conservation practices." Natural Areas Journal. 36 (1) 93-100.

Kornelson, J., and Hamel, C. 2015. Observations of high quality eastern deciduous riparian sites in southeast Manitoba's Whitemouth River Watershed. Blue Jay. 73(4):168-182.

Bleho, B.I., N. Koper, C.L. Borkowsky, and C.D. Hamel. 2015. "Effects of weather and land management on the Western Prairie Fringed-orchid (Platanthera praeclara) at the northern limit of its range in Manitoba, Canada." American Midland Naturalist. 174:191-203.

Chapman, J.M., C.L. Proulx, M.A.N. Veilleux, C. Levert, S. Bliss, M.E. André, N.W.R. Lapointe, and S.J. Cooke. 2014. "Clear as mud: A meta-analysis on the effects of sedimentation on freshwater fish and the effectiveness of sediment-control measures." Water Research. 56:190-202.

Chu, C., M.A. Koops, R.G. Randall, D. Kraus, and S.E. Doka. 2014. "Linking the land and the lake: a fish habitat classification for the nearshore zone of Lake Ontario." Freshwater Science. 33:1159-1173.

Edwards, F.N. and M.L. Gibeau. 2013. "Engaging people in meaningful problem solving." Conservation Biology. 27:239-241.

Hebb, A.J., Mortsch, L.D., Deadman, P.J and A.R. Cabrera. 2013.  “Modeling wetland vegetation community response to water-level change at Long Point, Ontario”.  Journal of Great Lakes Research. 39(2):191-200.

Lapointe, N.W.R., S.J. Cooke, J.G. Imhof, D. Boisclair, J.M. Casselman, R.A. Curry, O.E. Langer, R.L. McLaughlin, C.K. Minns, J.R. Post, M. Power, J.B. Rasmussen, J.D. Reynolds, J.S. Richardson, and W.M. Tonn. 2013. "Principles for ensuring healthy and productive freshwater ecosystems that support sustainable fisheries. Environmental Reviews 22:110-134.

Pearsall, D.R., M.L. Khoury, J. Paskus, D. Kraus, P.J. Doran, S.P. Sowa, R.F. Taylor, and L.K. Elbing. 2013. “Make no little plans: developing biodiversity conservation strategies for the Great Lakes." Environmental Practice. 15:462-480.

Berteaux, D., S.D. Blois, J.F. Angers, J. Bonin, N. Casajus, M. Darveau, F. Fournier, M.M. Humphries, B. McGill, J. Larivée, T. Logan, P. Nantel, C. Périé, F. Poisson, D. Rodrigue, S. Rouleau, R. Siron, W. Thullier, and L. Vescovi. 2010. "The CC-Bio Project: studying the effects of climate change on Quebec biodiversity." Diversity. 2:1181-1204.

Regular, P.M., G.J. Robertson, W.A. Montevecchi, F. Shuhood, T. Power, D. Ballam, and J.F. Piatt. 2010. "Relative importance of human activities and climate driving common murre population trends in the Northwest Atlantic." Polar Biology. 33:1215-1226.

Kraus, D., B. Henson, and D. Ewert. 2009. "Biodiversity and conservation of Lake Huron's islands." Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management. 12:90-100.

Regular, P.M., F. Shuhood, T. Power, W.A. Montevecchi, G.J. Robertson, D. Ballam, J.F. Piatt, and B. Nakashima. 2008. "Murres, capelin and ocean climate: inter-annual associations across a decadal shift." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 156:293-302.

Mandrak, N.E. and K.E. Brodribb. 2005. "How well do parks protect fish species at risk in Ontario?" Parks Research Forum of Ontario. 2005:205-220.

Hoose, P.M. 1989. "Canadians begin national ecological data network." Ambio. 18:461.

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Josh Noseworthy takes a core sample from a spruce tree on Governor's Island, one of several properties acquired and afforded protection on PEI through the efforts of NCC (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Publications supported by NCC

Olynyk, M., Westwood, A.R., and Koper, N. 2021. Effects of Natural Habitat Loss and Edge Effects on Wild Bees and Pollination Services in Remnant Prairies. Environmental Entomology.

Caners, R. T. 2020. Bryophytes at the western limits of Canada's Great Lakes forest: Floristic patterns and conservation implications. Northeastern Naturalist. 27(m17):1-37.

Carnochan, S.J., De Ruyck, C.C., and Koper, N. 2018. "Effects of twice-over rotational grazing on songbird nesting success in years with and without flooding." Rangeland Ecology & Management. 71(6):776-782.

Semmler, S.J., Olynyk, M., Miller, R., and Gibbs, J. 2017. "First records of the resin bees, Dianthidium pudicum pudicum and D. simile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), in Manitoba, with a key to local species." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Manitoba. 73:5-13.

Girard, P., J. K. Levison, L. Parrott, M. Larocque, M.A. Ouellet, D.M. Green. 2015. "Modelling across-scale relationships between climate, hydrology, and individual animals: Generating scenarios for stream salamanders." Frontiers in Environmental Science

Lavoie, M., S. Pellerin, M. Larocque, M. Bottollier-Curtet. 2015. "Late glacial and Holocene vegetation history in the northern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains." Ecoscience.

Levison, J., M. Larocque, M.A. Ouellet, O. Ferland, C. Poirier. 2015. "Long-term trends in groundwater recharge and discharge in a fractured bedrock aquifer – past and future conditions." Canadian Water Resources Journal.

MacKinnon, D., C. J. Lemieux, K. Beazley, S. Woodley, R. Helie, J. Perron, J. Elliott, C. Haas, J. Langlois, H. Lazaruk, T. Beechey, and P. Gray. 2015. "Canada and Aichi Biodiversity Target 11: Understanding ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ in the context of the broader target." Biodiversity and Conservation. 24 (14):3559-3581.

Pellerin, S., M. Lavoie, A. Bouchery, M. Larocque, M. Garneau. 2015. "Recent vegetation dynamics and hydrological changes in bogs located in an agricultural landscape." Wetlands.

Robson, D.B. 2015. "Plant-pollinator matrices: Applications for prairie restoration." Canadian Reclamation. 15:18-22.

Broda, S., M. Larocque, C. Paniconi. 2014. "Simulation of distributed baseflow contributions to streamflow using a hillslope-based catchment model coupled to a regional-scale groundwater model." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 19:907-917.

Dearborn, K. and R. Westwood. 2014. "Predicting adult emergence of Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) in Canada." Journal of Insect Conservation. 18:875-884.

Efford, M.G. and G. Mowat. 2014. "Compensatory heterogeneity in spatially explicit capture-recapture data." Ecology. 95:1341-1348.

Friesen, C. & C. Murray. 2014. "Gastony's Cliffbrake (Pellaea gastonyi) in Manitoba: New records and assessment of conservation status." Canadian Field Naturalist. 129:45-52.

Krause-Danielsen, A., P. Rutherford, and N. Koper. 2014. "The importance of vegetation structure and artificial cover for prairie skinks (Plestiodon septentrionalis) on exurban land." Journal of Herpetology. 48:67-73.

Levison, J.K., M. Larocque, M.A. Ouellet. 2014a. "Modeling low-flow bedrock springs providing ecological habitats with climate change scenarios." Journal of Hydrology." 515:16-28

Levison J.K., M. Larocque, V. Fournier, S. Gagné, S. Pellerin, M.A. Ouellet. 2014b. "Dynamics of a headwater system and peatland under current conditions and with climate change." Hydrological Processes. 28:4808-4822.

Lavoie, M., S. Pellerin, M. Larocque. 2013. "Examining the role of allogenous and autogenous factors in the long-term dynamics of a temperate headwater peatland." Paleogeogr., Paleocl., Paleoecol. 386:336-348.

Martin, K., N. Koper, and R. Bazin. 2014. "Optimizing repeat-visit, call-broadcast nocturnal surveys for yellow rails (Coturnicops noveboracensis)." Waterbirds. 37:68-78.

Proulx, C.L., G. Fortin, and G. Blouin-Demers. 2014. "Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) avoid crossing unpaved and paved roads." Journal of Herpetology. 48:267-271.

Robson, D.B. 2014. "Identification of plant species for crop pollinator habitat enhancement in the northern prairies." Journal of Pollination Ecology. 14:218-234.

Brook, R.K., E. Vander Wal, F.M. van Beest, and S.M. McLachlan. 2013. "Evaluating use of cattle winter feeding areas by elk and white-tailed deer: Implications for managing bovine tuberculosis transmission risk from the ground up." Preventative Veterinary Medicine. 108:137-147.

Dugal, C.J., F.M. van Beest, E. Vander Wal, and R.K. Brook. 2013. "Targeting hunter distribution based on host resource selection and kill sites to manage disease risk." Ecology and Evolution. 3:4265-4277.

Powers, R.P., N.C. Coops, J.L. Morgan, M.A. Wulder, T.A. Nelson, C.R. Drever, and S.G. Cumming. 2013. "A remote sensing approach to biodiversity assessment and regionalization of the Canadian boreal forest." Progress in Physical Geography. 37:36-62.

Robson, D.B. 2013. "An assessment of the potential for pollination facilitation of a rare plant by common plants: Symphyotrichum sericeum (Asteraceae) as a case study." Botany. 91:1-9.

Semmler, S.J. and R. Westwood. 2013. "Wallengrenia egeremet (Hesperiidae): A new population for western Canada." Journal of the Lepidopterist’s Society 67:59-62.

Vander Wal, E., F.M. van Beest, and R.K. Brook. 2013. "Density-dependent effects on group size are sex-specific in a gregarious ungulate." PLoS ONE. 8:e53777.

Ziter, C. and A.S. MacDougall. 2013. "Nutrients and defoliation increase soil carbon inputs in grassland." Ecology. 94:106-116. 

Brunke, A.J., J. Klimaszewski, J.-A. Dorval, C. Bourdon, S.M. Paiero, and S.A. Marshall. 2012. "New species and distributional records of Aleocharinae (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) from Ontario, Canada, with a checklist of recorded species." ZooKeys. 186:119-206.

Fortin, G. and G. Blouin-Demers. 2012. "Landscape composition weakly affects home range size in Blanding’s turtles (Emydoidea blandingii)." Ecoscience. 19:191-197.

Ranellucci, C., N. Koper, and D.C. Henderson. 2012. "Twice-over rotational grazing and its impacts on grassland songbird abundance and habitat structure." Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65:109-118.

Chan, K.M.A., L. Hoshizaki, and B. Klinkenberg. 2011. "Ecosystem services in conservation planning: Targeted benefits vs. co-benefits or costs?" PLoS ONE. 6:e24378.

Seabloom, E.W., C.D. Benfield, E.T. Borer, A.G. Stanley, T.N. Kaye, and P.W. Dunwiddie. 2011. "Provenance, life span, and phylogeny do not affect grass species’ responses to nitrogen and phosphorus." Ecological Applications. 21:2129-2142.

Turner, N.J., D. Deur, and C.R. Mellott. 2011. “Up on the Mountain: Ethnobotanical importance of montane sites in Pacific coastal North America." Journal of Ethnobiology. 31:4-43.

Vander Wal, E., P.D. McLoughlin, and R.K. Brook. 2011. "Spatial and temporal factors influencing sightability of elk." Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:1521-1526.

Brook, R.K. 2010. "Habitat selection by parturient elk (Cervus elaphus) in agricultural and forested landscapes." Canadian Journal of Zoology. 88:968-976. 

Brook, R.K. 2010. "Incorporating farmer observations in efforts to manage bovine tuberculosis using barrier fencing at the wildlife-livestock interface." Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 94:301-305.

Koper, N., K.E. Mozel, and D.C. Henderson. 2010."Recent declines in northern tall-grass prairies and effects of patch structure on community persistence." Biological Conservation 143:220-229.

Pinto, S.M. and A.S. MacDougall. 2010. "Dispersal limitation and environmental structure interact to restrict the occupation of optimal habitat." American Naturalist. 175:675-686.

Poiani, K.A., R.L.Goldman, J. Hobson, J.M. Hoekstra and K.S. Nelson. 2010. "Redesigning biodiversity conservation projects for climate change: Examples from the field." Biodiversity and Conservation. 20(1):185-201.

Brook, R.K. and S.M. McLachlan. 2009. "Transdisciplinary habitat models for elk and cattle as a proxy for bovine tuberculosis transmission risk." Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 91:197-208.

Freedman, B., G. Stinson, and P. Lacoul. 2009. "Carbon credits and the conservation of natural areas." Environmental Reviews. 17:1-19.

Pellerin, S., L.-A. Lagneau, M. Lavoie, and M. Larocque. 2009. "Environmental factors explaining the vegetation patterns in a temperate peatland." Comptes Rendus Biologies. 332:720-731.

Robson, D.B. 2008. The structure of the flower-insect visitor system in tall-grass prairie. Botany. 86:1266-1278.

Robson, D.B. 2006. Flies: nuisance or necessity. Blue Jay. 64:84-96.

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