Julie Heinrichs

Fog in low areas on plains
Black-capped vireo
Diagram of population distribution
River in clouded coniferous forest
Kangaroo rat

Julie Heinrichs - Curriculum Vitae



2010                Doctor of Philosophy, Conservation and Landscape Ecology                          Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta

2004               Master of Environmental Design, Environmental Science                                   Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Alberta

2001                Bachelor of Science, Biological Science                                                                         University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta


2016 –  Present    Joint Faculty

Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (ESS), Colorado State University

2016 –  Present    Faculty Affiliate

Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE), Colorado State University

2014 – Present     Research Scientist

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University

2011–2016           Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Landscape Ecology and Conservation (J. Lawler) Lab, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

Selected Publications

2019 Julie A. Heinrichs, D.T. McKinnon, C.L. Aldridge, and A. Moehrenschlager. 2019. Optimizing the use of endangered species in multi-population collection, captive breeding and release programsGlobal Ecology and Conservation, 17: e00558 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00558

2019 Julie A. Heinrichs, J.J. Lawler, N.H. Schumaker, L.E. Walker, D.A. Cimprich and A.D. Bleisch. 2019. Assessing source-sink stability in the context of management and land-use change, Landscape Ecology,  34: 259-274

2019 Julie A. Heinrichs, L.E. Walker, J.J. Lawler, N.H. Schumaker, K.C. Monroe, and A.D. Bleisch. 2019. Recent Advances and Current Challenges in Applying Source-Sink Theory to Species ConservationCurrent Landscape Ecology Reports, 4: 51-60

2019 Julie A. Heinrichs and B.G. Marcot. 2019. Applications of Individual-Based Models in Quantitative Analyses in Wildlife Science, Chapter 10: 165-179

2019 Julie A. Heinrichs, M.S. O’Donnell, C.L. Aldridge, S.L. Garman, C.G. Homer. 2019. Influences of potential oil and gas development and future climate on Sage-grouse declines and redistributionEcological Applications 29 (6): e01912 https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1912

2019 O’Donnell, M.S., Edmunds, D.R., Aldridge, C.L., Heinrichs, Julie A, Coates, P.S., Prochazka, B.G., Hanser, S.E. 2019. Designing multi‐scale hierarchical monitoring frameworks for wildlife to support management: a sage‐grouse case study, Ecosphere 10 (9): e02872 https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2872

2018  Julie A. Heinrichs, J.J. Lawler, N. H Schumaker, C.B. Wilsey, K.C. Monroe, and C.L. Aldridge.  2018.  A multi-species test of source-sink indicators to prioritize habitat for declining populations, Conservation Biology, 32 (3): 648-659.

2018  Julie A. Heinrichs, C.L. Aldridge, D.L. Gummer, A.P Monroe, and N.H. Schumaker.  2018.  Prioritizing actions for the recovery of endangered species: emergent insights from Greater Sage-grouse simulation modeling, Biological Conservation, 218 : 134-143 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.11.022

2017 Julie A. Heinrichs, Aldridge,C.L.,   O’Donnell, M.S.,  and Schumaker, N.H., 2017,  Using dynamic population simulations to extend resource selection analyses and prioritize habitats for conservation,  Ecological Modelling, v. 359, p. 449-459 doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.05.017

2016   Julie A. Heinrichs, Darren J. Bender, Nathan H. Schumaker.  Habitat degradation and loss and key drivers of regional population extinction.  Ecological Modeling 335: 64-73

2016   Julie A. Heinrichs, Joshua J. Lawler, Nathan H. Schumaker.  Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of source-sink dynamics. Ecology and Evolution 6 (4): 892-904.  In British Ecological Society special feature:  Demography beyond the population

2015  Meade Krosby, Chad Wilsey, Jenny McGuire, Jenny Duggan, Theresa Nogeire, Julie A. Heinrichs, Joshua Tewksbury, Joshua Lawler. Climate-induced range overlap among closely related species. Nature Climate Change 5: 883-886

2015  Julie A. Heinrichs, Joshua J. Lawler, Nathan H. Schumaker, Chad B. Wilsey, Darren J. Bender.  Divergence in sink contributions to population persistence.  Conservation Biology 29 (6) 1674-1683

2015  Julie A. Heinrichs, Darren J. Bender, Nathan H. Schumaker.  Effects of landscape and patch-level attributes on regional population persistence.  Journal for Nature Conservation 26: 56-64

2014  Nathan H. Schumaker, Allen Brookes, Jeffrey R. Dunk, Brian Woodbridge, Julie A. Heinrichs, Joshua J. Lawler, Carlos Carroll, David LaPlante. Mapping sources, sinks, and connectivity using a simulation model of northern spotted owls.  Landscape Ecology 29: 579-592

2010  Julie A. Heinrichs, Darren J. Bender, David L. Gummer, Nathan H. Schumaker.  Assessing critical habitat: Evaluating the relative contribution of habitats to population persistence.  Biological Conservation 143: 2229-2237

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