Resources for Action
This page includes a variety of resources related to monitoring, land management and ecological resource management that have been produced by Sound Science solely or in collaboration with others. They are free for download and use. If you use them we ask that you cite their use as indicated below.
This page is updated periodically with new content. Please check back again.
Currently on this page:
Training in Monitoring and Assessment
Land Management and Conservation Information for Land Trusts and other Organizations
A Framework for Assessing the Ecological Integrity of Biological and Ecological Resources of the National Park System
Information on the use of conceptual models in the creation of monitoring programs
Excel-based sample size calculator
Excel-based statistics calculator
Sound Science White Paper Series: Information Papers on a Variety of Monitoring Topics
New papers are occasionally added, so check back here for new papers.
Recent and Representative Publications from Sound Science Staff
Maddox, G.David and R.S. Unnasch. Floristic Quality Index and the detection of change in plant communities:
Unnasch, R.S., D.P. Braun, P. J. Comer, G. E. Eckert. 2008. The Ecological Integrity Assessment
Braun, D.P. 2006. Measuring Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation Success. In N. Silk and K. Ciruna, editors, A Practitioner’s Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation. Island Press and The Nature Conservancy: Washington, D.C.
Pilliod, D.S., C.L. Aldridge, R.S. Arkle, J.L. Downs, C.G. Homer, D.A. Pyke, D.A., L.F. Salo, J.D. Tagestad. 2009. In review. Landscape-level monitoring of Greater Sage-grouse habitats using remote sensing information. Studies in Avian Biology.
Kress, W.J., G David Maddox and R.L. Bartgis 2009. Genetic relationships and the taxonomic status of
Karl, J.W., and M. Porter. 2006. Digital aerial sketch-mapping for early detection and mapping of invasive species. In Invasive Plant Inventory Methods. Center for Invasive Plant Management, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.Batcher, M. 2008. Site fire management plan for Maple Hill Savanna. Prepared for The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, Durham, NC.Batcher, M. 2006. Ecological management plan for Ossipee Pine Barrens. Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter, Concord, NH.
Washington-Allen, R.A. and L.F. Salo. 2007. Symposium Review: Icons and Upstarts and the Detection of Thresholds: Definitions, Perspectives, and Methods. Ecological Society of America Bulletin April, pp. 219-225.
Salo, L.F. 2005. Red brome (Bromus rubens subsp. madritensis) in North America: possible modes for early introductions, subsequent spread. Biological Invasions 7:165 - 180.
Salo, L.F., G.R. McPherson, and D.G. Williams. 2005. Sonoran Desert winter annuals affected by density of red brome and soil nitrogen. The American Midland Naturalist 153:102-116.
Salo, L.F. 2004. Population dynamics of red brome (Bromus madritensis subsp. rubens): times for concern, opportunities for management. Journal of Arid Environments 57:291-296.
Unnasch, R.S., S.K. Rust, D. Leptick, R.C. Martin, G. Servheen, M. Terra-Berns. 2003. Monitoring and
Parrish, J.D, D.P. Braun and R.S. Unnasch. 2003. Are we conserving what we say we are? Measuring
Muchoney, D. and R.S. Unnasch. 2001. Speaking the Language of Remote Sensing: How to use change
models to ask the right monitoring questions. IN N. Johnson (Ed.) The Ecological Stewardship Project:
A common reference for Ecosystem Management (3 Volumes) Elsvier Science: Oxford.
Salo, L.F., J.F. Artiola, and J.W. Goodrich-Mahoney. 1999. Revegetation of a saline flue gas desulfurization sludge pond. Journal of Environmental Quality 28:218-225.
Salo, L.F., J.F. Artiola, and J W. Goodrich-Mahoney. 1997. Selected species and amendments for revegetating saline flue gas desulfurization sludge: Greenhouse study. Journal of Environmental Quality 26:1176-1181.
Salo, L.F., J.F. Artiola, and J.W. Goodrich-Mahoney. 1996. Plants for revegetation of a saline flue gas desulfurization sludge pond. Journal of Environmental Quality 25:802-808.
Kress, W.J., G David Maddox and S. Roesel 1993 Population genetics of the endangered semi-aquatic plant,
Bartgis, R.L. and G David Maddox 1991. Designing and implementing a riverine preserve for the endangered