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Publications by Bruce G. Marcot on 
Species-Environment Relations Modeling

Bruce G. Marcot, Research Wildlife Ecologist
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station \1
Portland Forestry Sciences Lab
620 SW Main St., Suite 400
Portland OR 97205

updated:  19 August 2012

For other papers also see:
  - The Key Ecological Functions page   
  - Bayesian Network Model in Ecology 
  - Structured Decision Making and Expert Paneling 

 

Papers on Wildlife and Habitat Modeling:

Marcot, B. G. 2006. Habitat modeling for biodiversity conservation. Northwestern Naturalist 87(1):56-65.  
PDF (236KB)

Marcot, B. G. 2007. Biodiversity and the lexicon zoo. Forest Ecology and Management 246(1):4-13.  PDF (289KB)

Marcot, B. G. 2007. The quandaries and promise of risk management: A scientist's perspective on integration of science and management. The George Wright Forum (The George Wright Society Journal of Parks, Protected Areas & Cultural Sites) 24(2):30-35.  PDF (120KB)

Marcot, B. G., and R. Molina. 2006. Conservation of other species associated with older forest conditions. Pp. 145-179 in: R. Haynes, B. T. Bormann, D. C. Lee, and J. R. Martin, eds. Northwest Forest Plan--the first 10 years (1994-2003): synthesis of monitoring and research results. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-651. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland OR. 292 pp.  PDF (529KB)

Molina, R., B. G. Marcot, and R. Lesher. 2006. Protecting rare, old-growth forest associated species under the survey and manage guidelines of the Northwest Forest Plan. Conservation Biology 20(2):306-318.  PDF (417KB)

Morrison, M. L., B. G. Marcot, and R. W. Mannan. 2006. Wildlife-habitat relationships: concepts and applications. Third edition. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [see this page

O'Neil, T. A., P. Bettinger, B. G. Marcot, B. W. Luscombe, G. T. Koeln, H. J. Bruner, C. Barrett, J. A. Gaines, and S. Bernatas. 2005. Application of spatial technologies in wildlife biology. Pp. 418-447 in: C. E. Braun, ed. Wildlife techniques manual, 6th edition. The Wildlife Society, Washington, D.C.  text: PDF (1.6MB) ... boxes: PDF (36KB) 


 
Chapters in book on Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species:

Marcot, B. G., and C. H. Flather. 2007. Species-level strategies for conserving rare or little-known species. Pp. 125-164 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1.3MB)

Marcot, B. G., and R. Molina. 2007. Special considerations for the science, conservation, and management of rare or little-known species. Pp. 93-124 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1MB)

Marcot, B. G., and C. H. Sieg. 2007. System-level strategies for conserving rare or little-known species. Pp. 165-186 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1MB)

Molina, R., and B. G. Marcot. 2007. Definitions and attributes of little-known species. Pp. 67-92 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1.7MB)

Raphael, M. G., and B. G. Marcot. 2007. Introduction. Pp. 1-16 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1.8MB)

Raphael, M. G., R. Molina, C. H. Flather, R. Holthausen, R. L. Johnson, B. G. Marcot, D. H. Olson, J. D. Peine, C. H. Sieg, and C. S. Swanson. 2007. A process for selecting and implementation of conservation approaches. Pp. 334-362 in: M. G. Raphael and R. Molina, eds. Conservation of rare or little-known species: biological, social, and economic considerations. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.  PDF (1.2MB)

 

About the photos on the cover of the book:

Here is the "lost" caption for my cover photos inadvertently omitted by the publisher:

Cover photos ( Bruce G. Marcot) of rare or little known species, clockwise from upper left ending with center photo:  Ngoto reed frog, Hyperolius brachiofasciatus, Congo, IUCN threatened and little-known; unidentified caterpillar, India, species and ecology unknown; unidentified Araceae species, India, abundance and ecology unknown; red-necked crake, Rallina tricolor, Australia, locally endemic, poorly studied, rare, and secretive; Owen's chameleon, Chamaeleo owenii (prev. unicornis), Congo, "unicorn" form of parent species, abundance and ecology poorly known; Arizona black rattlesnake, Crotalus cerberus, USA, locally endemic and ecology poorly known; Sudan caper white, Belenois sudanensis, Congo, locally common but ecology poorly known. 

(Click on the image for larger size.)

 


 
Chapters in book on Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Oregon and Washington:

Cederholm, C. J., D. H. Johnson, R. E. Bilby, L. G. Dominguez, A. M. Garrett, W. H. Graeber, E. L. Greda, M. D. Kunze, B. G. Marcot, J. F. Palmisano, R. W. Plotnikoff, W. G. Pearcy, C. A. Simenstad, and P. C. Trotter. 2001. Pacific salmon and wildlife: ecological contexts, relationships, and implications for management. Pp. 628-685 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

Lehmkuhl, J. F., B. G. Marcot, and T. Quinn. 2001. Characterizing species at risk. Pp. 474-500 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

Marcot, B. G., and M. Vander Heyden. 2001. Key ecological functions of wildlife species. Pp. 168-186 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.  PDF (238KB)
     Please note: Replacement (errata) Figure 10 and Figure 11 for this publication.

O'Neil, T. A., K. A. Bettinger, M. Vander Heyden, B. G. Marcot, C. Barrett, T. K. Mellen, W. M. Vander Haegen, D. H. Johnson, P. J. Doran, L. Wunder, and K. M. Boula. 2001. Structural conditions and habitat elements of Oregon and Washington. Pp. 115-139 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

O'Neil, T. A., D. H. Johnson, C. Barrett, M. Trevithick, K. A. Bettinger, C. Kiilsgaard, M. Vander Heyden, E. L. Greda, D. Stinson, B. G. Marcot, P. J. Doran, S. Tank, and L. Wunder. 2001. Matrixes for wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington.  CD-ROM. in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

Rose, C. L., B. G. Marcot, T. K. Mellen, J. L. Ohmann, K. L. Waddell, D. L. Lindley, and B. Schreiber. 2001. Decaying wood in Pacific Northwest forests: concepts and tools for habitat management. Pp. 580-623 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.
PDF (0.9KB).  Please note replacement (errata) of Tables 1-3 for this publication.

Sallabanks, R., B. G. Marcot, R. A. Riggs, C. A. Mehl, and E. B. Arnett. 2001. Wildlife of eastside (interior) forests and woodlands. Pp. 213-238 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

Vander Heyden, M., and B. G. Marcot. 2001. Terrestrial and marine management activities: links to habitat elements and ecological processes. Pp. 501-511 in:  D. H. Johnson and T. A. O'Neil, ed. Wildlife-habitat relationships in Oregon and Washington. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis OR.

 



The following additional publications pertinent to species-habitat relations modeling are listed in standard alphabetical order by author name and title.

Berwick, S., B. G. Marcot, P. Paquet, and P. Whitney. 2001. Ecosystem-selection of wildlife species for comparing future landscape alternatives in the Columbia River Basin.  In:  R. Field, R. J. Warren, H. Okarma, and P. R. Sievert, editors. Wildlife, land, and people: priorities for the 21st century. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Cederholm, C. J., D. H. Johnson, R. E. Bilby, L. G. Dominguez, A. M. Garrett, W. H. Graeber, E. L. Greda, M. D. Kunze, B. G. Marcot, J. F. Palmisano, R. W. Plotnikoff, W. G. Pearcy, C. A. Simenstad, and P. C. Trotter.  2000.  Pacific salmon and wildlife - ecological contexts, relationships, and implications for management.  Special Edition Technical Report, prepared for D.H. Johnson and T.A. O'Neil (Manag. Dirs.), Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Oregon and Washington.  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington.  141 pp.  PDF (4.7MB)  [Describes status of salmon in Washington and Oregon, and many ecological functional links between salmon and wildlife; shorter version published in Johnson and O'Neil's 2001 book on Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Oregon and Washington]

Marcot, B. G.  1996.  An ecosystem context for bat management: a case study of the interior Columbia River Basin, U.S.A.  Pp. 19-36 in:  R. M. R. Barclay and R. M. Brigham, eds.  Bats and forests symposium: October 19-21, 1995, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  B.C. Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C., Canada. PDF [Describes the macroecology of the 15 species of bats that occur in the interior Columbia Basin, and their key ecological functions in their ecosystems.]

Marcot, B. G.  1997.  The species-environment relations (SER) modeling approach of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project.  Analysis Notes (USDA Forest Service) 7(2):11-15.  [Describes the overall modeling framework.]  PDF

Marcot, B. G.  1997.  Species-environment relations (SER) database.  Database available on-line at URL: http://www.icbemp.gov/spatial/metadata/databases/dbase.html[The SER database developed on rare plants, selected invertebrates, and all vertebrates for the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project of USDA Forest Service and USDI Bureau of Land Management.]

Marcot, B. G.  1997.  The species-environment relations (SER) database:  an overview and some cautions in its use.  Database documentation available on-line at URL: http://www.icbemp.gov/spatial/metadata/databases/792aux2.html   [Important caveats on the above database.]

Marcot, B. G.  1997.  Research information needs on terrestrial vertebrate species of the interior Columbia River Basin and northern portions of the Klamath and Great Basins.  Research Note PNW- RN-522.  USDA Forest Service, Portland OR.   29 pp.  PDF (93KB).  [A database of key scientific unknowns and research needs on invertebrates and vertebrates of the interior Columbia Basin.  Can be used as one facet of the overall SER database.]

Marcot, B. G., M. A. Castellano, J. A. Christy, L. K. Croft, J. F. Lehmkuhl, R. H. Naney, R. E. Rosentreter, R. E. Sandquist, and E. Zieroth.  1997.  Terrestrial ecology assessment.  Pp. 1497-1713 in:  T. M. Quigley and S. J. Arbelbide, eds.  An assessment of ecosystem components in the interior Columbia Basin and portions of the Klamath and Great Basins.  Volume III.  USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-405.  USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR.  1713 pp.  Chapt. 1, executive summary, is available on CD at:  http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/icbemp.shtml. [Describes in detail the methods, findings, and management implications of the SER evaluation of plants and animals of the interior Columbia Basin.  Contact USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, for copies.]

Marcot, B. G., L. K. Croft, J. F. Lehmkuhl, R. H. Naney, C. G. Niwa, W. R. Owen, and R. E. Sandquist.  1998.  Macroecology, paleoecology, and ecological integrity of terrestrial species and communities of the interior Columbia River Basin and portions of the Klamath and Great Basins.  General Technical Report PNW-GTR-410.  USDA Forest Service. 131 pp.  Available on-line at URL:  http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/gtr_410.htm.   [More on species' macroecology, prehistory, and ecological roles in the interior Columbia Basin.]

Marcot, B. G., R. Holthausen, L. Croft, J. Lehmkuhl, M. Raphael, and S. Shelly.  1997.  Response on centers of endemism, rarity, and biodiversity hot spots.   USDA Forest Service, Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project, Science Integration Team, Terrestrial Ecology Assessment Staff, http://www.icbemp.gov/spatial/metadata/species/666aux.html.  4 July 1997. [Discusses the basis for mapping centers and hot spots of plant & animal species endemism, rarity, and diversity, offers caveats for their interpretation.]

Marcot, B. G., J. L. Ohmann, K. Mellen-McLean, and K. L. Waddell.  2010.  Synthesis of regional wildlife and vegetation field studies to guide management of standing and down dead trees.  Forest Science 56(4):391-404.  PDF

Molina, R., T. R. Horton, J. M. Trappe, and B. G. Marcot.  2011.  Addressing uncertainty: how to conserve and manage rare or little-known fungi.  Fungal Ecology 4(2):134-146.  PDF

Raphael, M. G., B. G. Marcot, R. S. Holthausen, and M. J. Wisdom.  1998.  Terrestrial species and habitats.  J. Forestry 96(10):22-27. [Briefly describes the SER and other related assessments of plants and animals in the interior Columbia Basin.]

Marcot, B. G. 1985. Habitat relationships of birds and young-growth Douglas-fir in northwestern California. Ph.D. Dissertation. Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. 282 pp. [3.26MB PDF

 


 
SELECTED ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Marcot, B. G.  1998.  Terrestrial biodiversity and ecological functions.  Poster presentation at:  Landscape management of Pacific Northwest forests: exploring practical tools for managers.  19-20 February 1998.  Olympia WA.  See abstract here.

Marcot, B. G.  1998.  Modeling species-environment relations (SER): key ecological functions and key environmental correlates of terrestrial species of the interior Columbia River Basin.  Poster presentation at:  Landscape management of Pacific Northwest forests: exploring practical tools for managers.  19-20 February 1998.  Olympia WA. See abstract here.

Marcot, B. G.  1998.  Analyzing key ecological functions of wildlife species.  Presented 19 February 1998 at:  Landscape management of Pacific Northwest forests: exploring practical tools for managers.  19-20 February 1998.  Olympia WA.  See abstract here.

Go here for more extracts and abstracts.

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Also of pertinence:

Marcot, B. G.  1998.  Selecting appropriate statistical procedures and asking the right questions: a synthesis.  Pp. 129-142 in:  V. Sit and B. Taylor, eds.  Statistical methods for adaptive management studies.  B.C. Ministry of Forests Research Branch, Victoria, B.C.  146 pp.  PDF (1.3MB)

  
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Reviews of wildlife research conducted by USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station:

Marcot, B. 2001. Chapter 4:  Research results to date.  Wildlife conservation and population viability issues. Pp. 24-29
Marcot, B. 2001. Appendix 3:  Terrestrial wildlife plan assumptions and directions. Pp. 118-121

Both of the above chapters appear in:
R. W. Haynes and G. E. Perez, editors. Northwest Forest Plan research synthesis.  General Technical Report PNW-GTR-498. USDA Forest Service, Portland OR.
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