A list of journal articles published by CSIS members, including 3 cover stories in Nature, 24 appearances in Science, and 17 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Books and Book Chapters
Selected books (edited books) and book chapters published by CSIS members.
The need for decision-support tools for a changing climate: application to inland fisheries management
Published on October 31, 2012
Harvest management of lake whitefish provides an excellent case study to examine the need, value and utility for a decision-support tool for inland fisheries management when considering the effects of climate change.
Improving the efficiency of conservation policies with the use of surrogates derived from remotely sensed and ancillary data
Published on October 18, 2012
Conservation policies are emerging in many places around the world, many of which involve payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes
Age, Growth, Survival, and Maturity of Lake Trout Morphotypes in Lake Mistassini, Quebec
Published on October 8, 2012
Life history characteristics were compared between the forms of lake trout Salvelinus namaycush in Lake Mistassini, Quebec, to determine whether the two morphotypes may represent resource polymorphism.
Relationship of the estrogen surge and multiple mates to cub paternity in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca): Implications for optimal timing for copulation or artificial insemination
Published on September 23, 2012
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of timed natural matings and/or artificial inseminations (AI) in the context of the urinary estrogen surge on cub production in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca).
PNAS - Coexistence between wildlife and humans at fine spatial scales
Published on September 3, 2012
Tigers in Nepal take the night shift to avoid people
Water Sustainability for China and Beyond
Published on August 10, 2012
We highlight China’s water crisis and plan, and then offer recommendations.
Utility of a psychological framework for carnivore conservation
Published on August 1, 2012
Conserving threatened carnivore species increasingly depends on the capacity of local people to cohabit with those species.
How Perceived Exposure to Environmental Harm Influences Environmental Behavior in Urban China
Published on July 30, 2012
Our results suggest that more participation in pro-environmental behaviors may be expected as rapid economic development increases public exposure to environmental harm in urban China.
Stock Identification of Naturalized Brown Trout in Lake Superior Tributaries: Differentiation Based on Allozyme Data
Published on July 16, 2012
Eight collections of brown trout Salmo trutta from four Lake Superior tributary systems in Wisconsin (the species' principal range in the Lake Superior drainage) were analyzed electrophoretically for enzyme expression at 15 polymorphic loci.
Leadership in the Hurricane of Change
Published on July 5, 2012
The winds of change in our conservation arena have accelerated into a veritable hurricane as the economic well-being and associated political and funding priorities change at the state and federal levels of United States Government.
Integrating Ecological and Social Networks in Fisheries
Published on July 5, 2012
In this article, I highlight Dr. William W. Taylor. For his plenary talk, Bill will address “Fisheries Sustainability: The Science and Art of Coupling Human and Natural Systems.”
A Perspective on Perspectives: Methods to Reduce Variation in Shape Analysis of Digital Images
Published on June 16, 2012
We present digital imaging methods for geometric morphometric analysis of shape, and we describe issues associated with improper image acquisition by using lake trout Salvelinus namaycush as an example.
Human drivers of national greenhouse-gas emissions
Published on June 11, 2012
Centuries of speculation about the causes of human stress on the environment is now being disciplined with empirical evidence, including analyses of differences in greenhouse-gas emissions across contemporary nation states.
Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to population-environment research for sustainability aims: a review and appraisal
Published on June 8, 2012
The causes and consequences of demographic changes for the environment, and the possible ways of influencing population dynamics to achieve ‘sustainability’, have been the subject of many debates in science and policy in recent decades
Paenibacillus thiaminolyticus is not the cause of thiamine deficiency impeding lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) recruitment in the Great Lakes
Published on May 24, 2012
This study quantified the contribution of P. thiaminolyticus to the total thiaminase I activity in multiple trophic levels of Great Lakes food webs.
Long-Term Ecological Effects of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Wolong Nature Reserve (China)
Published on May 23, 2012
Human population has exerted enormous impacts on biodiversity, even in areas with “biodiversity hotspots” identified by Myers et al.
Weak Ties, Labor Migration, and Environmental Impacts: Toward a Sociology of Sustainability
Published on May 23, 2012
Debate about the substitutability of manufactured, natural, human, and social capital is at the heart of sustainability theory
Drivers and Socioeconomic Impacts of Tourism Participation in Protected Areas
Published on April 30, 2012
In a multi-year study, we followed a representative sample of 220 local households from 1999 to 2007 to investigate the diverse benefits that these households received from recent development of nature-based tourism in the area.
Relationship between floristic similarity and vegetated land surface phenology: Implications for the synoptic monitoring of species diversity at broad geographic regions
Published on March 23, 2012
Assessing species composition and its changes through time across broad geographic regions is time consuming and a difficult endeavor.
Lake charr Salvelinus namaycush spawning behaviour: new field observations and a review of current knowledge
Published on February 9, 2012
In this paper, we describe field observations of lake trout reproductive behaviour, focusing on two morphs from Great Bear Lake, N.T and summarize uncertainties and pose hypotheses regarding lake trout spawning behaviour.