Current and former staff in bold.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Schlesinger, M. D., E. L. White, J. D. Corser, B. N. Danforth, M. K. Fierke, C. M. Greenwood, R. G. Hatfield, K. G. Hietala-Henschell, J. R. Mawdsley, K. P. McFarland, R. Niver, J. G. Rozen, M. Van Dyke, and T. G. Howard. 2023. A multi-taxonomic survey to determine the conservation status of native pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11.

Klymko, J., Schlesinger, M.D., Skevington, J.H. et al. Low extinction risk in the flower fly fauna of northeastern North America. J Insect Conserv (2023).

Moore, J., M. O’Neill, C. Lutz, and S. H. Pearson. 2023. Water chestnut biomass estimates using density as a proxy: Facilitating multiyear comparisons with a streamlined approach. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 61:15–20.

Zoidis, A. M., K. S. Lomac-MacNair, M. K. Blees, and M. E. Rickard. 2023. Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Behavioral Events Observed During Aerial Surveys in the New York Bight, 2017-2020. Aquatic Mammals 49:308–319.

Finley, D., M. Dovciak, and J. Dean. 2023. A data driven method for prioritizing invasive species to aid policy and management. Biological Invasions. 25:2293–2307.

Hamilton, H., R. L. Smyth, B. E. Young, T. G. Howard, C. Tracey, S. Breyer, D. R. Cameron, A. Chazal, A. K. Conley, C. Frye, and C. Schloss. 2022. Increasing taxonomic diversity and spatial resolution clarifies opportunities for protecting US imperiled species. Ecological Applications 32:e2534.

Rickard, M. E., K. S. Lomac-MacNair, D. S. Ireland, S. M. Leiter, M. D. Poster, and A. M. Zoidis. 2022. Evidence of Large Whale Socio-Sexual Behavior in the New York Bight. Aquatic Mammals 48:401–417.

Bjorck, J., B. H. Rappazzo, Q. Shi, C. Brown-Lima, J. Dean, A. Fuller, and C. Gomes. 2021. Accelerating Ecological Sciences from Above: Spatial Contrastive Learning for Remote Sensing. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 35:14711–14720.

Bjorck, J., Q. Shi, C. Brown-Lima, J. Dean, A. Fuller, and C. Gomes. 2021. Learning Augmented Methods for Matching: Improving Invasive Species Management and Urban Mobility. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 35:14702–14710.

Conley, A. K., M. D. Schlesinger, J. G. Daley, L. K. Holst, and T. G. Howard. 2021. Modeling habitat suitability and management options for maintaining round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum) in Adirondack ponds. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences:1–12.

Gahbauer, M. A., T. L. Booms, P. G. Novak, M. D. Schlesinger, L. Takats-Priestley, and K. L. Keyes. 2021. Movements and habitat selection of Short-eared Owls (Asio flammeus) in North America. World Owl Conference 2017 AIRO 29:95–114.

Howard, T. G., K. White, and J. Goren. 2021. Thirteen years of rare plant population changes in the Adirondack alpine. Northeastern Naturalist 28:29–46.

Jewitt, A., E. Antolos, C. Lutz, and J. Dean. 2021. Targeted species projects for volunteers to increase early detection capacity: the water chestnut mapping challenge. Natural Areas Journal 41:203–208.

Hausdorf, B., M. Parr, L. J. Shappell, J. Oldeland, and D. G. Robinson. 2021. The introduction of the European Caucasotachea vindobonensis (Gastropoda: Helicidae) in North America, its origin and its potential range. Biological Invasions.

Wybron, M. D., M. D. Schlesinger, M. K. Fierke, J. L. Frair, and D. Parry. 2021. Estimating abundance and occupancy of Northern Barrens Tiger Beetles in an isolated New York population. Northeastern Naturalist 28:156–168.

Bried, J., L. Ries, B. Smith, M. Patten, J. Abbott, J. Ball-Damerow, R. Cannings, A. Cordero-Rivera, A. Córdoba-Aguilar, P. De Marco, K.-D. Dijkstra, A. Dolný, R. van Grunsven, D. Halstead, F. Harabiš, C. Hassall, M. Jeanmougin, C. Jones, L. Juen, V. Kalkman, G. Kietzka, C. S. Mazzacano, A. Orr, M. A. Perron, M. Rocha-Ortega, G. Sahlén, M. Samways, A. Siepielski, J. Simaika, F. Suhling, L. Underhill, and E. White. 2020. Towards global volunteer monitoring of odonate abundance. BioScience 70(10):914–923. Oxford Academic. 10.1093/biosci/biaa092.

Young, B. E., N. Dodge, P. D. Hunt, M. Ormes, M. D. Schlesinger, and H. Y. Shaw. 2019. Using citizen science data to support conservation in environmental regulatory contexts. Biological Conservation 237:57–62. 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.06.016.

Faber-Langendoen, D., D. Cameron, A. V. Gilman, K. J. Metzler, R. M. Ring, and L. Sneddon. 2019. Development of an ecoregional floristic quality assessment method for the northeastern United States. Northeastern Naturalist 26(3):593–608. 10.1656/045.026.0312.

Sofaer, H. R., C. S. Jarnevich, I. S. Pearse, R. L. Smyth, S. Auer, G. L. Cook, T. C. Edwards, G. F. Guala, T. G. Howard, J. T. Morisette, and H. Hamilton. 2019. Development and delivery of species distribution models to inform decision-making. BioScience 69(7):544–557. 10.1093/biosci/biz045.

Schlesinger, M. D., J. A. Feinberg, N. H. Nazdrowicz, J. D. Kleopfer, J. C. Beane, J. F. Bunnell, J. Burger, E. Corey, K. Gipe, J. W. Jaycox, E. Kiviat, J. Kubel, D. P. Quinn, C. Raithel, P. A. Scott, S. M. Wenner, E. L. White, B. Zarate, and H. B. Shaffer. 2018. Follow-up ecological studies for cryptic species discoveries: Decrypting the leopard frogs of the eastern U.S. PLOS ONE 13(11):e0205805. Public Library of Science. 10.1371/journal.pone.0205805.

Howard, T. G., M. D. Schlesinger, C. Lee, G. Lampman, and T. H. Tear. 2016. Guiding conservation and renewable energy development using a paired return-on-investment approach. Biological Conservation 201:69–77. 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.029.

White, E. L., P. D. Hunt, M. D. Schlesinger, J. D. Corser, and P. G. deMaynadier. 2015. Prioritizing Odonata for conservation action in the northeastern USA. Freshwater Science 34(3):1079–1093. 10.1086/682287.

Corser, J. D., E. L. White, and M. D. Schlesinger. 2015. Adult activity and temperature preference drives region-wide damselfly (Zygoptera) distributions under a warming climate. Biology Letters 11(4):20150001. 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0001.

Corser, J. D., E. L. White, and M. D. Schlesinger. 2014. Odonata origins, biogeography, and diversification in an eastern North American hotspot: Multiple pathways to high temperate forest insect diversity. Insect Conservation and Diversity 7(5):393–404. 10.1111/icad.12065.

Feinberg, J. A., C. E. Newman, G. J. Watkins-Colwell, M. D. Schlesinger, B. Zarate, B. R. Curry, H. B. Shaffer, and J. Burger. 2014. Cryptic diversity in Metropolis: Confirmation of a new leopard frog species (Anura: Ranidae) from New York City and surrounding Atlantic Coast regions. PLOS ONE 9(10):e108213.

Morton, C. M., and M. D. Schlesinger. 2014. Low genetic diversity and poor dispersal, but not conservation status rank, are linked to climate change vulnerability. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 8(1).

Mawdsley, J. R., M. D. Schlesinger, T. Simmons, and O. J. Blanchard. 2013. Status of the tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollis Say (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in New York City and on Long Island, New York, USA. Insecta Mundi 0317:1–7.

Howard, T. G., and M. D. Schlesinger. 2013. Wildlife habitat connectivity in the changing climate of New York’s Hudson Valley. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1298:103–109. 10.1111/nyas.12172.

Shoemaker, K. T., A. R. Breisch, J. W. Jaycox, and J. P. Gibbs. 2013. Reexamining the minimum viable population concept for long-lived species. Conservation Biology 27(3):542–551. 10.1111/cobi.12028.

Corser, J. D., K. J. Roblee, and G. Johnson. 2012. Shifting status and distribution of range margin chorus frog (Pseudacris) populations in eastern Great Lakes watersheds. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38(4):806–811. 10.1016/j.jglr.2012.09.005.

Hudgins, R. M., C. Norment, and M. D. Schlesinger. 2012. Assessing detectability for monitoring of rare species: a case study of the cobblestone tiger beetle (Cicindela marginipennis Dejean). Journal of Insect Conservation 16(3):447–455. 10.1007/s10841-011-9432-5.

Schlesinger, M., and P. Novak. 2011. Status and conservation of an imperiled tiger beetle fauna in New York State, USA. Journal of Insect Conservation 15(6):839–852.

Hudgins, R., C. Norment, M. D. Schlesinger, and P. G. Novak. 2011. Habitat selection and dispersal of the cobblestone tiger beetle (Cicindela marginipennis Dejean) along the Genesee River, New York. The American Midland Naturalist 165(2):304–318.

Lamont, E. E., S. D. Glenn, and S. M. Young. 2011. Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range—2009 and 2010. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 138(4):472–484. 10.3159/TORREY-D-11-00084.1.

Jablonski, K. E., S. A. McNulty, and M. D. Schlesinger. 2010. A digital spot-mapping method for avian field studies. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122(4):772–776. Allen Press. 10.1676/10-001.1.

Corser, J. D. 2010. Status and ecology of a rare Gomphid dragonfly at its northern range extent. Northeastern Naturalist 17(2):341–345.

Bried, J. T., and G. J. Edinger. 2009. Baseline floristic assessment and classification of pine barrens vernal ponds. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 136(1):128–136.

Howard, T. G., J. M. Saarela, B. Paszko, P. M. Peterson, and D. A. Werier. 2009. New records and a taxonomic review of Calamagrostis perplexa (Poaceae: Poeae: Agrostidinae), a New York State endemic. Rhodora 11(946):155–170.

Lamont, E. E., and S. M. Young. 2006. Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range—2004 and 2005. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 133(4):648–659. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.3159/1095-5674(2006)133[648:NPRFTT]2.0.CO;2.

Lamont, E. E., and S. M. Young. 2005. Juncus diffusissimus, an addition to the flora of New York, with notes on its recent spread in the United States. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132(4):635–643. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.3159/1095-5674(2005)132[635:JDAATT]2.0.CO;2.

Lamont, E. E., and S. M. Young. 2004. Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range: 2002 and 2003. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 131(4):394–402. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.2307/4126943.

Gandhi, K. N., S. M. Young, and P. Somers. 2003. A reassessment of the taxonomy and nomenclature of Liatris borealis Nutt. ex J. McNab and Lacinaria scariosa var. novae-angliae Lunell (Asteraceae). TAXON 52(2):313–317.

Lamont, E. E., and S. M. Young. 2002. Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range, 2001. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 129(4):363–371. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.2307/3088707.

Zika, P. F. 1992. Contributions to the alpine flora of the northeastern United States. Rhodora 94(877):15–37. New England Botanical Club, Inc.

Zika, P. F., and J. C. Jenkins. 1992. Contributions to the flora of the Adirondacks, New York. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 119(4):442–445. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.2307/2996732.

Strayer, D. L., K. J. Jirka, and K. J. Schneider. 1991. Recent collections of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from western New York. Walkerana 5(13):63–72.

Zika, P. F. 1991. The status of Salix pellita (Salicaceae) in New York State. Rhodora 93(874):195–197. New England Botanical Club, Inc.

Zika, P. F., and E. J. Marshall. 1991. Contributions to the flora of the Lake Champlain Valley, New York and Vermont, III. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118(1):58–61. Torrey Botanical Society. 10.2307/2996976.

Reschke, C. 1990. Techniques used for the inventory of rare ecological communities in New York State. Ecosystem management: rare species and significant habitats. New York State Museum Bulletin 471:102–105.

Zika, P. F. 1990. The first records of Gnaphalium sylvaticum (Asteraceae) and Empetrum eamesii ssp. atropurpureum (Empetraceae) in New York State. Rhodora 92(871):120–125. New England Botanical Club, Inc.

Leopold, D. J., C. Reschke, and D. S. Smith. 1988. Old-growth forests of Adirondack Park, New York. Natural Areas Journal 8(3):166–189.

Slack, N. G., C. Reschke, and B. Gilman. 1988. Scorpidium turgescens rediscovered in New York State. The Bryologist 91(3):217–218. American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Fairfax, VA.

Schlesinger, Matthew D., and Erin L White. 2023. The Plight of Native Pollinators. New York State Conservationist, 77(5). April/May 2023.

Rickard, Meghan. 2022. Whale, Whale, Whale, what do we have here? Preliminary results of DEC's inaugural whale monitoring surveys. New York State Conservationist. 76(6). June/July 2022.

Rickard, M. 2018. Battle for survival: The plight of North Atlantic right whales. New York State Conservationist 73(2):12–15.

White, E., V. Zaremba, and S. Diehl. 2011. Flying Jewels of New York. New York State Conservationist 65(6):2–7.

Sheviak, C., and S. Young. 2010. Orchids of New York. New York State Conservationist 64(6):2–7.

Book Sections

Dillon, A., J. Simaika, V. Clausnitzer, A. Thompson, E. White, J. Montes-Fontalvo, C. Goforth, and R. Khelifa. 2023. Bridging people and nature through Odonata. Pages 413–426 in in A. Cordoba-Aguilar, C. Beatty, and J. T. Bried, editors. Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Second Edition. Oxford University Press.

Handel, S. N., J. Marra, C. M. K. Kaunzinger, V. M. Bricelj, J. Burger, R. L. Burke, M. Camhi, C. P. Colon, O. P. Jensen, J. Labelle, H. C. Rosenbaum, E. W. Sanderson, M. D. Schlesinger, J. R. Waldman, and C. B. Zarnoch. 2016. Ecology of Jamaica Bay: History, status, and resilience. Pages 91–166 in E. W. Sanderson, W. D. Solecki, J. R. Waldman, and A. S. Parris, editors. Prospects for resilience: Insights from New York City’s Jamaica Bay. Island Press, Washington D.C.

Dean, J. 2013. Invasive Species Mapping. Pages 262–273 in D. Strauss, editor. The LEAF anthology of urban environmental education: Teaching resources for the urban environmental high school teacher. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

Bryce, S. A., G. E. Griffith, J. M. Omernik, D. Carlson, G. J. Edinger, S. Indrick, and O. Vargas. 2010. Ecoregions of New York (color poster with map, descriptive text, summary tables, and photographs). U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

Edinger, G. J., and T. G. Howard. 2008. Habitats of New York State. Pages 43–57 in K. J. McGowan and K. Corwin, editors. The second atlas of breeding birds in New York State. Cornell University Press, Cornell, NY.

Schneider, K. J. 1998. Seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus. Pages 521–523 in E. Levine and J. L. Bull, editors. Bull’s Birds of New York State. Cornell University Press.

Schneider, K. J. 1998. Sedge wren, Cistothorus platensis. Pages 421–423 in E. Levine and J. L. Bull, editors. Bull’s Birds of New York State. Cornell University Press.

Schneider, K. J. 1992. Bachman’s sparrow, Aimophila aestivalis. Pages 299–313 in K. J. Schneider and D. M. Pence, editors. Migratory Nongame Birds of Management Concern in the Northeast. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Newton Corner, MA.

Schneider, K. J., and D. M. Pence (Eds.). 1992. Migratory nongame birds of management concern in the northeast. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Newton Corner, MA.

Reschke, C. 1990. Techniques used for the inventory of rare ecological communities in New York State. Pages 102–105 in Ecosystem management: rare species and significant habitats.

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