Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Publications

Peer-review Publications

Wakie, T., P. Evangelista, C. Jarnevich and M. Laituri (2014).Mapping current and potential invasion of Prosopis juliflora in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112854.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112854

Kebede, F., A. Bekele, P. Moehlman, and P. Evangelista (2014). Predicting habitat suitability for the critically endangered African wild ass in the Danakil, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology 52(4):524-542.

Kumar, S., J. Graham, A. West and P. Evangelista (2014). Using district-level occurrences in MaxEnt for predicting the invasion potential of exotic insect pests in India. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 103:55-62.

Luizza, M., H. Young, C. Kuroiwa, P. Evangelista, A. Worede, R. Bussman, A. Weimer (2013). Local knowledge of plants and their uses among women in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 11:315-339.

Graham, J., C. Jarnevich, N. Young, G. Newman, P. Evangelista, and T. Stohlgren (2013). Modeling Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales with Hyper-Envelope Modeling Interface (HEMI). Environmental Management 52(4):929-938.

Evangelista, P., N.E. Young and J. Burnett (2013). How will climate change spatially effect agriculture production in Ethiopia? Case studies of important cereal crops. Journal of Climatic Change On line publication, May 1, 2013

Kebede, F., A. Bekele, P. Moehlman, and P. Evangelista (2012). Endangered Grevy's zebra in Alledeghi Wildlife Reserve, Ethiopia: species distribution modeling for the determination of optimum habitat for management. Endangered Species 17:237-244.

Evangelista, P., J. Norman, P. Swartzinski and N. Young (2012). Modeling habitat quality of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Current Zoology 58(4):525-535.

Young, N.E., T.J. Stohlgren, P.H. Evangelista, S. Kumar, J. Graham and G. Newman (2012). Regional data refine local predictions: modeling the distribution of plant species abundance on a portion of the Central Plains. For Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184:5439-5451.

Cross, E., P. Evangelista, M. Laituri and P. Newman. (2011). Comparing Spatial Modeling Techniques for Exploratory Maps: Applications in Wilderness Campsite Searches. Park Science, Special Issue on Wilderness Management.

Bussmann, R.W., P. Swartzinski, A. Worede and P. Evangelista (2011). Plant use and disease perception in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7(28).

Jarnevich, C., P. Evangelista, T.J. Stohlgren and J. Morisette. (2011). Improving national-scale invasion maps: tamarisk in the Western United States. Western North American Naturalist 71(2):164-175.

Stohlgren, T.J, D. Burnett, S. Kumar and P. Evangelista. (2011). Using Maximum Entropy Modeling for Optimal Selection of Sampling Sites for Monitoring Networks. Diversity 3(2); 252-261

York, P., P. Evangelista, S. Kumar, J. Graham, C. Flather, and T. Stohlgren (2011). A Habitat Overlap Analysis derived from Maxent for Tamarisk and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Frontiers of Earth Science 5(2):120-129.

Evangelista, P., S. Kumar and T. Stohlgren. (2011). Assessing forest vulnerability and the potential distribution of three pine beetles under current and future climate scenarios in the Interior West of the U.S. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 262(3):307-316.

Malcolm, J and P. Evangelista (2011) Observations on the status of the mountain nyala: 2000-2005, In Special Edition on the Bale Mountians, Walia; Journal of the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society: 39-52.

Graham, J., G. Newman, S. Kumar, C. Jarnevich, N. Young, A. Crall, T. Stohlgren and P. Evangelista (2010). Bringing modeling to the masses: A web based system to predict potential species distributions. Future Internet.

Evangelista, P., T.J. Stohlgren, J.T. Morisette and S. Kumar. (2009). Mapping invasive tamarisk (Tamarix): a comparison of single-scene and time-series analyses of remotely sensed data. Remote Sensing, Ecological Status and Change by Remote Sensing special issue 1:519-533.

Evangelista, P., R., Engeman and L. Tallents. (2009). Testing a passive tracking index for monitoring the endangered Ethiopian wolf. Integrative Zoology 4:172-178.

Evangelista, P., J. Norman III., L. Behanu, S. Kumar and N. Alley. (2008). Predicting habitat suitability for the endemic mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) in Ethiopia. Wildlife Research 35:409-416.

Evangelista, P., S. Kumar, T.J. Stohlgren, C.S. Jarnevich, A.W. Crall, J.B. Norman III and D. Barnett. (2008). Modeling invasion for a habitat generalist and a specialist plant species. Diversity and Distribution 14:808-817.
Evangelista, P., S. Kumar, T. Stohlgren, A.Crall and G. Newman. (2007). Modeling above-ground biomass of Tamarisk ramosissima in the Arkansas River Basin of Southeastern Colorado, USA. Western North American Naturalist. 67(4):503-509.

Stohlgren, T.J, G. Chong, C. Jarnevich, and P. Evangelista. (2006). Scale and plant invasions: a theory of biotic acceptance. Presilia 78: 405-426.

Chong, G.W., Y. Otsuki, T.J. Stohlgren, D. Guenther, P. Evangelista, C. Villa, M.A. Waters. (2006). Evaluating plant invasions from both habitat and species perspectives. Western North American Naturalist 66 (1):92-105.

Crall, A.W., G.J. Newman, T.J. Stohlgren, C.S. Jarnevich, P.H. Evangelista, D. Guenther. (2006). Evaluating dominance as a component of non-Native species invasions. Diversity and Distributions 12:195-204

Bergquist, E., T. Stohlgren, P. Evangelista and D. Guenther. (2007). Invasive species and coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 128:381-394.

Engeman, M. R. and P. Evangelista. (2006). Probing the feasibility of a Passive Tracking Index for monitoring wildlife in the lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia. African Journal of Ecology. 45:184-188.

Stohlgren, T.J., C. Crosier, G. Chong, D. Guenther, and P. Evangelista. (2005). Life-history habitat matching in invading non-native plant species. Plant and Soil 277:7-18.

Stohlgren, T.J., D. Guenther, P. Evangelista, and N. Alley. (2005). Patterns of plant rarity, endemism, and uniqueness in an arid landscape. Ecological Applications 15:715-725.

Evangelista, P., D. Guenther, T.J. Stohlgren and S. Stewart. (2004). Vegetation response to fire and Post-burn seeding treatments in juniper woodlands of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Western North American Naturalist 64(3): 293-305.

Alley, N.W., T. J. Stohlgren, P. H. Evangelista, and D. A. Guenther. (2004). Iterative model development for natural resource managers: a case example in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Geographic Information Science. 10(1):1-9.

Bashkin, M., T.J. Stohlgren, Y. Otsuki, M. Lee, P. Evangelista, and J. Belnap. (2002). Soil characteristics and exotic plant species invasions in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA. Applied Soil Ecology 22(1):67-77.

Book Chapters

Jarnevich C., P. Evangelista, and J. Graham. (2013). Measuring Extent and Projections of Tamarix Distributions in North America. Eds. Anna Sher and Martin Quigley In Tamarix: A case study of ecological change in the American West. Oxford University Press, New York, New York.

Evangelista, P. M.A. Crall and E. Bergquist. (2011). Effects of coal-bed methane development on native and non-native plants, and soil chemistry. In: Naugle, D., editors. Energy Development and Natural Resource Management. Island Press.

Crall, A. W., T.J. Stohlgren, D.A. Guenther, and P.H. Evangelista. (2008). Natural variation in diversity and invasion patterns. . In: van Riper III, C., M. Sogge, editors. The Colorado Plateau III: cultural, biological, and physical research. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press. p 287-306.

Evangelista, P. Swartzinski and B. Waltermire. (2007). A profile of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni). African Indaba 5(2) – Special Report. 48pp.

Evangelista, P., D. Guenther, T.J. Stohlgren and S. Stewart. (2003). Fire effects on cryptobiotic soil crusts in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. In: van Riper III, C., K. L. Cole, editors. The Colorado Plateau: cultural, biological, and physical research. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press. p 121-128.

Guenther, D.A., T.J. Stohlgren and P. Evangelista. (2003). Relict sites compared to grazed landscapes in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. In: van Riper III, C., K. L. Cole, editors. The Colorado Plateau: cultural, biological, and physical research. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press. p 153-162.

Technical Reports

Evangelista, P., N. Young, L. Carter, C. Jarnevich, A. Birtwistle, K. Groy (2012). Mapping habitat and potential distributions of invasive plant species on USFWS National Wildlife Refuges. Technical Report for U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. 34pp.

Wakie, T., P. Evangelista and M. Laituri (2012). Utilization Assessment of Prosopis juliflora in the Afar Region, Ethiopia. US Forest Service, USDA Office of International Programs for USAID Pastoral Livelihoods Initiative II. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 15pp.

Boone, R., J. Taylor, D. Swift, P. Evangelista and E. Hollowed (2011). Developing a Resource Management and Monitoring Protocol for a Semi-Arid Landscape with Extensive Oil and Gas Development Potential. Technical Note 439, Bureau of Land Management, White River Field Office, CO. 48pp.

Evangelista, P., D. Barnett, T.J. Stohlgren, P. Stapp, C. Jarnivich, S. Kumar, and S. Rauth. (2009). Field and Costs Assessment for the Fundamental Sentinel Unit (FSU) at the Central Plains Experimental Range, Colorado. Technical Report for National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Inc. Boulder, CO. 98pp.

Gass, T., S. Kumar and P. Evangelista. (2009). Ponderosa pine in the interior west: current condition and land management legacies. Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula, MT. 106pp.

Kalkhan, M., T.J. Stohlgren, J. Schnase, J. Morisette, J. Pedelty and P. Evangelista. (2008). Fingerprinting native and non-native biodiversity in the United States: Phase I-the western U.S. Technical Report for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. 78pp.

Evangelista, P. (2008). Range and habitat of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni): 2008 update and review. Technical Report for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Antelope Specialist Group. 35pp.

Evangelista, P. (2006). Range and distribution of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni): Technical Report to the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 40pp.

Evangelista, P. (2006). Status Report of the mountain nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni). Technical Report for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Antelope Specialist Group. 12pp

Evangelista, P. (2005). Status of the mountain nyala in the Arsi Mountains, Ethiopia. In: Malcolm, J, editor. The range and status of the mountain nyala (2004). Technical Report for the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Department, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 39pp.

Bergquist, E., P. Evangelista T. Stohlgren, and N. Alley. (2004). Invasive species and coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Technical Report for the US Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center. 28pp.

Waters, M. A., T. J. Stohlgren, P. Evangelista, D. Guenther, N. Alley, G. J. Newman, editors. (2004). Landscape-Scale Assessment of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Technical Report for the Bureau of Land Management, Kanab, UT. 205pp.