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Albeke SE, Nibbelink NP, Mu L and Ellsworth DJ (2009) Boundary Convexity Tool. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Available from

Albeke SE, Nibbelink NP (2009) Estimate Fractal Dimension of a Line Segment. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Available from

Albeke SE (2009) Iterative Zonal Statistics Tool. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Available from

Journal Articles

Hunter, E.A., N.P. Nibbelink, and R.J. Cooper. 2016. Divergent forecasts for two salt marsh specialists in response to sea level rise. Animal Conservation. In press.

Little, A.R., N.P. Nibbelink, M.J. Chamberlain, L.M. Conner, and R.J. Warren. 2016. Eastern wild turkey nest site selection in two frequently burned pine savannas. Ecological Processes 5: 1–10.

Royo, A.A., D.W. Kramer, K.V. Miller, N.P. Nibbelink, and S.L. Stout. 2016. The canary in the coal mine: sprouts as a rapid indicator of browse impact in managed forests. Ecological Indicators 69: 269–275.

Poudyal, N.C., D. Elkins, N. Nibbelink, H.K. Cordell, and B. Gyawali. 2016. An exploratory spatial analysis of projected hotspots of population growth, natural land loss, and climate change in the conterminous United States. Land Use Policy 51: 325–334.

Valdes, K., E.A. Hunter, and N.P. Nibbelink. 2016. Salt marsh elevation is a strong determinant of nest‐site selection by Clapper Rails in Georgia, USA. Journal of Field Ornithology 87: 65–73.

Hunter, E.A., N.P. Nibbelink, C.R. Alexander, K. Barrett, L.F. Mengak, R.K. Guy, C.T. Moore, and R.J. Cooper. 2015. Coastal vertebrate exposure to predicted habitat changes due to sea level rise. Environmental Management 56: 1528–1537.

Howard, A.M., N.P. Nibbelink, M. Madden, L.A. Young, S. Bernardes, and D.M. Fragaszy. 2015. Landscape influences on the natural and artificially manipulated movements of bearded capuchin monkeys. Animal Behaviour 106: 59–70.

Koo, K.A., W.S. Kong, N.P. Nibbelink, C.S. Hopkinson, and J.H. Lee. 2015. Potential effects of climate change on the distribution of cold-tolerant evergreen broadleaved woody plants in the Korean Peninsula. PloS one 10: e0134043.

Harris, B.B., T.M. Norton, N.P. Nibbelink, and T.D. Tuberville. 2015. Overwintering ecology of juvenile gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10: 645–653.

Albeke, S.E., N.P. Nibbelink, and M. Ben-David. 2015. Modeling behavior by coastal river otter (Lontra canadensis) in response to prey availability in Prince William Sound, Alaska: a spatially-explicit individual-based approach. PloS one 10: e0126208.

Howard, A.M., N. Nibbelink, S. Bernardes, D.M. Fragaszy, and M. Madden. 2015. Remote sensing and habitat mapping for bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus): landscapes for the use of stone tools. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 9: 096020.

Barrett, K., N.P. Nibbelink, and J.C. Maerz. 2014. Identifying priority species and conservation opportunities under future climate scenarios: amphibians in a biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5: 282–297.

Farrae, D.J., S.E. Albeke, K. Pacifici, N.P. Nibbelink, and D.L. Peterson. 2014. Assessing the influence of habitat quality on movements of the endangered shortnose sturgeon. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97: 691–699.

Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, N.P. Nibbelink, K.A. Buhlmann, and T.M. Norton. 2014. Estimating the consequences of multiple threats and management strategies for semi‐aquatic turtles. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 359–366.

Crawford, B.A., J.C. Maerz, N.P. Nibbelink, K.A. Buhlmann, T.M. Norton, and S.E. Albeke. 2014. Hot spots and hot moments of diamondback terrapin road‐crossing activity. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 367-375.

Vercoe, R.A., M. Welch-Devine, D. Hardy, J.A. Demoss, S.N. Bonney, K. Allen, P. Brosius, D. Charles, B. Crawford, S. Heisel, N. Heynen, R.G. de Jesús-Crespo, N. Nibbelink, L. Parker, C. Pringle, A. Shaw, and L. Van Sant. 2014. Acknowledging trade-offs and understanding complexity: exurbanization issues in Macon County, North Carolina. Ecology and Society 19: 23.

Hickey, J.R., J. Nackoney, N.P. Nibbelink, S. Blake, A. Bonyenge, S. Coxe, J. Dupain, M. Emetshu, T. Furuichi, F. Grossmann, P. Guislain, J. Hart, C. Hashimoto, B. Ikembelo, O. Ilambu, B. Inogwabini, I. Liengola, A.L. Lokasola, A. Lushimba, F. Maisels, J. Masselink, V. Mbenzo, N.M. Mulavwa, P. Naky, N.M. Ndunda, P. Nkumu, V. Omasombo, G.E. Reinartz, R. Rose, T. Sakamaki, S. Strindberg, H. Takemoto, A. Vosper, and H.S. Kühl. 2013. Human proximity and habitat fragmentation are key drivers of the rangewide bonobo distribution. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 3085–3104.

McAbee, K.T., N.P. Nibbelink, T.D. Johnson, and H.T. Mattingly. 2013. Informing recovery management of the threatened Blackside Dace, Chrosomus cumberlandensis, using a Bayesian-belief network model. Southeastern Naturalist 12: 143–161.

Waldron, A., A.O. Mooers, D.C. Miller, N. Nibbelink, D. Redding, T.S. Kuhn, J.T Roberts, and J.L. Gittleman. 2013. Targeting global conservation funding to limit immediate biodiversity declines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 12144–12148.

Callan, R., N.P. Nibbelink, T.P. Rooney, J.E. Wiedenhoeft, and A.P. Wydeven. 2013. Recolonizing wolves trigger a trophic cascade in Wisconsin (USA). Journal of Ecology 101: 837–845.

Worsham, L., D. Markewitz, N.P. Nibbelink, and L.T. West. 2012. A comparison of three field sampling methods to estimate soil carbon content. Forest Science 58: 513–522.

Howard, A.M., S. Bernardes, N. Nibbelink, L. Biondi, A. Presotto, D. Fragaszy, and M. Madden. 2012. A maximum entropy model of the bearded capuchin monkey habitat incorporating topography and spectral unmixing analysis. Annals of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 1: 7–11.

Davis, A.K., N.P. Nibbelink, and E. Howard. 2012. Identifying large-and small-scale habitat characteristics of monarch butterfly migratory roost sites with citizen science observations. International Journal of Zoology 2012: 149026.

Long, J.M., N.P. Nibbelink, K.T. McAbee, and J.W. Stahli. 2012. Assessment of freshwater fish assemblages and their habitats in the National Park Service system of the southeastern United States. Fisheries 37: 212–225.

Hickey, J.R., J.P. Carroll, and N.P. Nibbelink. 2012. Applying landscape metrics to characterize potential habitat of bonobos (Pan paniscus) in the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba landscape, Democratic Republic of Congo. International Journal of Primatology 33: 381–400.

Kiesecker, J.M, J.S. Evans, J. Fargione, K. Doherty, K.R. Foresman, T.H. Kunz, D. Naugle, N.P. Nibbelink, and N.D. Niemuth. 2011. Win-win for wind and wildlife: a vision to facilitate sustainable development. PLoS ONE 6(4): e17566. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017566.

Albeke, SE, N.P. Nibbelink, L Mu, and DJ Ellsworth. 2010. Measuring boundary convexity at multiple spatial scales using a linear moving-window: an application to coastal river otter habitat selection. Landscape Ecology 25:1575-1587.

Milanovich, J.R., Peterman, W.E., Nibbelink, N.P. and Maerz, J.C. 2010. Projected loss of a salamander diversity hotspot as a consequence of projected global climate change: factors that influence predicted suitable habitat loss. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012189.

Roe, A.M., C.B. Meyer, N.P. Nibbelink, and M. Ben-David. 2010. Differential production of trees and shrubs in response to fertilization and disturbance by coastal river otters in Alaska. Ecology 91:3177–3188.

Worsham, L., D. Markewitz, N. Nibbelink. 2010. Incorporating spatial dependence into estimates of soil carbon contents under different landcovers. Soil Science Soc. of America Journal 74:635-646.

Bettinger, P, T Lowe, J Siry, KL Merry, and N Nibbelink. 2010. Analytical decision-making considerations for upgrading or changing GIS software. Journal of Forestry108(55):238-244.

Kiesecker, JM, H Copeland, A Pocewicz, N Nibbelink, B McKenney, J Dahlke, M Holloran, and D Stroud. 2009. A framework for implementing biodiversity offsets: selecting sites and determining scale. BioScience 59:77-84.

Morse, BW, NP Nibbelink, DA Osborn, and KV Miller. 2009. Home range and habitat selection of an insular fallow deer (Dama dama l.) population on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55:325-332.

Wilson, J, NP Nibbelink, and D Peterson. 2009. Thermal tolerance experiments help establish survival probabilities for tilapia, a group of potentially invasive aquatic species. Freshwater Biology 54:1642-1650.

McAbee, K, S Albeke, and NP Nibbelink. 2008. Improving imperiled species management through spatially explicit decision tools. In Proceedings of the 6 th Southern Forestry & Natural Resources GIS Conference (2008). P. Bettinger, K. Merry, S. Fei, J. Drake, N. Nibbelink, and J. Hepinstall, eds. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Manangan, JS, SH Schweitzer, N Nibbelink, MJ Yabsley, S Gibbs, and MC Wimberly. 2008. Habitat factors influencing distributions of Anaplasma phagocytophilum andEhrlichia chaffeensis in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. In press. Journal of Vector-Borne Zoonotic Diseases 8(1):1-11.

Merry, K, Bettinger, P, Clutter, M, Hepinstall, J, Nibbelink, NP 2007. An assessment of geographic information systems (GIS) skills employed by field-level natural resource managers. Journal of Forestry 105(7):364-370.

Belica, LT, and Nibbelink, NP 2006. Mountain sucker (Catostomus platyrhynchus): a technical conservation assessment. [Online]. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Avail:

Bedessem, ME, Casey, B, Frederick, K, and Nibbelink, NP 2005. Aquifer prioritization for ambient groundwater monitoring. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 25:150-158.

Rahel, FJ, and NP Nibbelink. 1999. Spatial patterns in relations among brown trout (Salmo trutta) distribution, summer air temperature, and stream size in Rocky Mountain streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56(Supplement 1):43-51.

Nibbelink, N.P., and S.R. Carpenter. 1998. Interlake variation in growth and size structure of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus): inverse analysis of an individual-based model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:387-396.

Olson, M.H., S.R. Carpenter, P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, B. Herwig, N.P. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, A. Trebitz, and K. Wilson. 1998. Managing macrophytes to improve fish growth: a multi-lake experiment. Fisheries 23(2):6-12.

Carpenter, S.R., M. Olson, P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, N. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, A. Trebitz, and K. Wilson. 1998. Macrophyte structure and growth of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus): design of a multi-lake experiment. Pp. 217-226 in E. Jeppesen, Ma. Sondergaard, Mo. Sondergaard, and K. Christoffersen (eds.), The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes. Springer Verlag, Berlin .

Trebitz, A.S. and N. Nibbelink. 1996. Effect of pattern of vegetation removal on growth of bluegill: a simple model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53:1844-1851.

De Stasio, B.T. Jr., D.K. Hill, J.M. Kleinhans, N.P. Nibbelink, and J.J. Magnuson. 1996. Potential effects of global climate change on small north-temperate lakes: physics, fish, and plankton. Limnology and Oceanography 41:1136-1149.

Carpenter, S.R., P. Cunningham, S. Gafny, A. Muñoz-del-Rio, M. Olson, N. Nibbelink, T. Pellett, C. Storlie, and A. Trebitz. 1995. Responses of bluegill to habitat manipulations: power to detect effects. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 15:519-527.

De Stasio, B.T. Jr., N. Nibbelink, and P. Olsen. 1993. Diel vertical migration and global climate change: a dynamic modeling approach to zooplankton behavior. Proceedings of the International Association for Theoretical and Applied Limnology 25:401-405.