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Shapiro, Carl . Greg Arthaud, Casey, Frank, and Hogan, Dianna, guest editors, “Ecosystems Services Science, Practice, and Policy: Perspectives from ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services,” Ecological Economics, 115 (2015) 1-2.

Pearlman, Francoise, Pearlman, Jay, Bernknopf, Richard, Coote, Andrew, Craglia, Massimo, Friedl, Lawrence, Gallo, Jason, Hertzfeld, Henry, Jolly, Claire, Macauley, Molly, Shapiro, Carl, and Smart, Alan, 2016, Assessing the socioeconomic impact and value of open geospatial information: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1036, 36 p.

Brown, E.D. & B.K. Williams. 2016. Ecological integrity assessment as a metric of biodiversity: are we measuring what we say we are? Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 1011-1035.

Williams, B.K. & E.D. Brown. 2016. Technical challenges in the application of adaptive management. Biological Conservation 195: 255-263.

Glynn, P.D. and Owen, T.W., eds., 2015, Review of the USA National Phenology Network: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1411, XX p.,

Glynn, P.D., 2015, Integrated Environmental Modelling: Human Decisions, Human Challenges. In Riddick, A.T., Kessler, H. and Giles, J.R.A. (eds), Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, v. 408,

Glynn, P.D., 2014, W(h)ither the Oracle? Cognitive Biases and Other Human Challenges of Integrated Environmental Modeling. In International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs), 7th Intl. Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, CA, USA, June 15-19, Daniel P. Ames, Nigel W.T. Quinn and Andrea E. Rizzoli (Eds.), link available after June 19, 2014:

Laniak, G.F., Olchin, G., Goodall, J., Voinov, A., Hill, M., Glynn, P., Whelan, G., Geller, G., Quinn, N., Blind, M., Peckham, S., Reaney, S., Gaber, N., Kennedy, R., Hughes, A., 2013, Integrated Environmental Modeling: A Vision and Roadmap for the Future: Environmental Modelling & Software: 39, p. 3-23.

Williams, B.K. & E.D. Brown. 2014. Adaptive management: from more talk to real action. Environmental Management 53: 465-479.

Brown, E.D. & B.K. Williams. 2015. Resilience and resource management. Environmental Management 56: 1416-1427.

Moore, R., A. Hughes, N. Gaber, G. Geller, P. Glynn, G. Laniak, A. Voinov, and G. Whelan. International Summit on Integrated Environmental Modeling. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R/12/728, 2012

Williams, B.K., and E.D. Brown. 2012.  Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior Applications Guide Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior. 

Williams, B.K. 2012.  Reducing uncertainty about objective functions in adaptive management.  Ecological Modelling 225:61-65.

Cheatum, M., F. Casey, P. Alvarez, and B. Parkhurst. 2011.  Payments for ecosystem services: A California rancher perspective. Conservation Economics and Finance Program white paper.  Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.

Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, D. Brookshire, T. Gunther, S. Pincetl, C. Shapiro, and B. Van Horne.  2011.  Developing an institutional framework to incorporate ecosystem services into decision making-- proceedings of a workshop.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011—1221.

Johnson, F.A., D.R. Breininger, B.W. Duncan, J.D. Nichols, M.C. Runge, and B.K. Williams. 2011.  Optimal habitat management for Florida scrub-jays at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management: 2:234-246

Nichols, J.D., M.D. Koneff, P.J. Heglund, M.G. Knutson, M.E. Seamans, J.E. Lyons, J.M. Morton, M.T. Jones, G.S. Boomer, and B.K. Williams. 2011.  Climate change, uncertainty, and natural resource management.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 6-18.

Nichols, J.D., and B.K. Williams.  2011. Adaptive management. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics:  in press.

Powell, L.A., A.J. Tyre, M.J. Conroy, J.T. Peterson, and B.K. Williams. 2011.  Turning students into problem solvers: Integrating adaptive management into wildlife curricula.  The Wildlife Professional 2011: 74-76.

Semmens, D.J., J.E. Diffendorfer, L. Lopez-Hoffman, and C.D. Shapiro.  2011.  Accounting for the ecosystem services of migratory species:  Quantifying migration support and spatial subsidies.  Ecological Economics 70:  2236-2242.

Williams, B.K.  2011.  Adaptive management of natural resources: Framework and issues.  Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1346-1353.

Williams, B.K.  2011.  Passive and active adaptive management: Approaches and an example.   Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1371-1378.

Williams, B.K.  2011.  Resolving structural uncertainty in natural resources management using POMDP approaches.  Ecological Modelling 222: 1092-1102.

Williams, B.K., M. Eaton, and D.R. Breininger. 2011.  Adaptive resource management and the value of information.  Ecological Modelling 222: 3429-3436.

Kroeger, T., F. Casey, P. Alvarez, M. Cheatum, and L. Tavassoli. 2010. An economic analysis of the benefits of habitat conservation on California rangelands. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.

Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, M. Pattison, R. Sayre, and C.D. Shapiro. 2009. Developing an analytical framework: Incorporating ecosystem services into decision making—proceedings of a workshop. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1259.  Also at

Hogan, D., G. Arthaud, I. Goodman, M. Pattison, R. Sayre, C.D. Shapiro, and B.Van Horne.  2009. Developing a vision: Incorporating ecosystem services into decision making—proceedings of a workshop.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1062.

Williams, B.K. 2009.  Markov decision processes in natural resources management: Observability and uncertainty.  Ecological Modelling 220: 830-840.

Williams, B.K., R.C. Szaro, and C.D. Shapiro. 2009.  Adaptive Management: The U.S. Department of the Interior technical guide.  Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior.

Casey, F., K. Bowden, L. MacDonald, and T. Kroeger. 2008. A preliminary assessment of the economic benefits of land conservation areas in Florida.  Conservation Economics and Finance Program white paper. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.

Casey, F., A. McMurray, T. Kroeger, J. Michalak, and P. Manalo. 2008. The cost of a comprehensive national wildlife conservation system.  Project report for the National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington, DC: Defenders of Wildlife.

Kroeger, T., J. Loomis, and F. Casey. 2008. Introduction to the wildlife habitat benefits estimation toolbox. Washington, DC: National Council for Science and the Environment and Defenders of Wildlife.

Kroeger, T., J. Loomis, L. Richardson, and F. Casey. 2008. A benefit transfer toolkit for fish, wildlife, wetlands, and open space. Western Economics Forum 7: 33-43.

Szaro, R.C., and B.K. Williams. 2008.  Climate change: Environmental effects and management adaptations.  In A. Fenech, D. MacIver, and F. Dallmeier (eds.), Climate change and biodiversity in the Americas. Toronto:  Environment Canada.

Kroeger, T., and F. Casey. 2007. An assessment of market-based approaches for providing ecosystem services on agricultural lands. Ecological Economics 64: 321-332.

Nichols, J.D., M.C. Runge, F.A. Johnson, and B.K. Williams. 2007.  Adaptive harvest management of North American waterfowl populations: A brief history and future prospects.  Journal of Ornithology 148: S343-S349.

Shapiro, C.D., R.L. Bernknopf, and S.M. Wachter.  2007. A roundtable on a national framework for natural hazard risk reduction and management: Developing a research agenda. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1106.

Williams, B.K. 2007.  Optimal management of non-Markovian biological populations.  Ecological Modelling 200: 234-242.


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