Publications & Reports


Styers, D.M., J.L. Schafer, M.B. Kolozsvary, K.M. Brubaker, S.E. Scanga, L.J. Anderson, J.J. Mitchell, D. Barnett.  2021.  Developing a flexible learning activity on biodiversity and spatial scale concepts using open-access vegetation datasets from the National Ecological Observatory Network.  Ecology and Evolution.

Maher, C.T., C.I. Millar, D.L.R. Affleck, R.E. Keane, A. Sala, C. Tobalske, A.J. Larson, and C.R. Nelson. 2020. Alpine treeline ecotones are potential refugia for a montane pine species threatened by bark beetle outbreaks.  Ecological Applications (early view). 

Dashti, H., Poley, A., Glenn, N.F., Ilangakoon, N., Spaete, L., Roberts, D., Enterkine, J., Flores, A.N., Ustin, S.L, and Mitchell, J.J. 2019. Regional scale dryland vegetation classification with an integrated Lidar-hyperspectral approach. Remote Sensing 11, 2141.

Dashti, H., Glenn, N.F., Ustin, S., Mitchell, J. J., Qi, Y., Ilangakoon, N.T., Flores, A.F., Silvan-Cardenas, J., Zhao, K., Spaete, L.P., and de Graaff, 2019. Empirical methods for remote sensing of Nitrogen in drylands may lead to unrealiable interpretation of ecosystem function, 2019, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 57(6): 3993-4004.

J.J. Mitchell, N.F. Glenn, K.M. Dahlin, N.T. Ilangakoon, H. Dashti, and M. C. Maloney*, “Integrating Hyperspectral and LiDAR Data in the Study of Vegetation.,” in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation (Volume I), II Ed., P. S. Thenkabail, J. G. Lyon, and A. Huete, Eds. London, Ney York: CRC Press- Taylor and Francis group, 2018, p. 449.

Ilangakoon, N.T., Glenn, N.F., Dashti, H., Painter, T.H., Mikesell, T.D., Spaete, L.P., Mitchell, J.J. and Shannon, K., 2018. Constraining plant functional types in a semi-arid ecosystem with waveform lidarRemote Sensing of Environment209, pp.497-509.

Reynolds, K., B. Bollenbacher, C. Fisher, M. Hart, M. Manning, E. Henderson, B. Sims. 2016. Decision support for the integrated restoration and protection strategy of the Forest Service, Northern Region. FS-1031. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 182 p.

Maher, C.T. and C. Tobalske. 2015. Does Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) have a refuge from Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) at treeline? Poster presentation at the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Annual Meeting. Ashland, OR. September 18, 2015.

Buechling, A., and C. Tobalske. 2011. Predictive Habitat Modeling of Rare Plant Species in Pacific Northwest Forests. West. J. Appl. For. 26(2):71-81.

Jensen, M., K. Reynolds, U. Langner, and M. Hart. 2009. Application of logic and decision models in sustainable ecosystem management. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS, Jan. 5-8, 2009. 10 p.

Polaski, S., E. Nelson, J. Camm, B. Csuti, P. Fackler, E. Lonsdorf, C. Montgomery, D. White, J. Arthur, B. Garber-Yonts, R. Haight, J. Kagan, A. Starfield, and C. Tobalske. 2008. Where to Put Things? Spatial Land Management to Sustain Biodiversity and Economic Returns. Biological Conservation 141:1505-1524.

Lloyd, P., T.E. Martin, R.L. Redmond, M.M. Hart, U. Langner, and R.D. Bassar. 2006. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation: a case study. Pp. 259-273 in: J. Wu, K.B. Jones, H. Li, and O. Loucks, eds. Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology: Methods and Applications. Springer, Netherlands.

Lloyd, P., T.E. Martin, R.L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M.M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15:1504-1514.

Griffin, S.C., B.L. Walker, and M.M. Hart. 2003. Using GIS to guide field surveys for timberline sparrows in northwestern Montana. Northwest Science 77:54-63.

Tobalske, C. 2002. Effects of Spatial Scale on the Predictive Ability of Habitat Models for the Green Woodpecker in Switzerland. Chapter 15 (pp 197-205) in Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Accuracy and Scale. J.M. Scott et al. eds., Island Press, Washington.

Ma, Z., M.M. Hart, and R.L. Redmond. 2001. Mapping vegetation across large geographic areas: integration of remote sensing and GIS to classify multisource data. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 67(3):295-307.

Schumacher, J.V., R.L. Redmond, M.M. Hart, and M.E. Jensen. 2001. Mapping patterns of human use and potential resource conflicts on public lands. Pp. 436-443 in: Jensen, M.E., and P.S. Bourgeron, eds. A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Schumacher, J.V., R.L. Redmond, M.M. Hart, and M.E. Jensen. 2000. Mapping patterns of human use and potential resource conflicts on public lands. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 64:127-137.

Tobalske, C., and B.W. Tobalske. 1999. Using atlas data to model the distribution of woodpecker species in the Jura, France. Condor 101:472-483.


Hart, M., and L. Vance. 2017. Developing a landscape-level reference standard wetland profile for the Prairie Pothole Region, Montana. Report to the US EPA. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 27 p.

Tobalske, C., and L. Vance. 2017 Predicting the distribution of Russian Olive stands in eastern Montana valley bottoms using NAIP imagery. Report to the US EPA. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 40 p.

Hahn, J., C. Tobalske, M. Hart, and L Vance. 2016. Montana wetland ecological and vulnerability prioritization. Report to Montana Department of Environmental Quality and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 41 p. + appendices.

Hart, M., L. Vance, K. Newlon, J. Chutz, and J. Hahn. 2015. Estimating wetland condition locally: an intensification study in the Blackfoot and Swan River watersheds. Report to the US EPA. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 52 p. + appendices.

Vance, L., C. Tobalske, J. Chutz, and K. Zaret. 2015. Headwater wetlands in the Missouri River Basin of southwestern Montana: characterization and description of their extent, distribution, and condition. Report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. vii + 47 p.