in press

Farr, C.F., L. Pejchar and S.E. ReedIn press. Subdivision design and stewardship affect bird and mammal use of conservation developments. Ecological Applications.

Miller, A.E., E. Goad, T. Gallo, S.E. Reed, L.L. Bailey and L. Pejchar. In press. The effect of exurban development on wintering birds in Colorado. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.


Johnson, H.E., J. Sushinsky, A.A. Holland, E.J. Bergman, T. Balzer, J. Garner and S.E. Reed. 2017. Increases and residential and energy development are associated with reductions in recruitment for a large ungulate. Global Change Biology 23:578-591.

Mockrin, M.M., S.E. Reed, L. Pejchar and J. Salo. 2017. Balancing housing growth and land conservation: Conservation development preserves private lands near protected areas. Landscape and Urban Planning 157: 598-607.


Gray, M., C.C. Wilmers, S.E. Reed and A.M. Merenlender. 2016. Landscape feature-based permeability models relate to puma occurrence. Landscape and Urban Planning 147: 50-58.

Larson, C.L.S.E. Reed, A.M. Merenlender and K.L. Crooks. 2016. Effects of recreation on animals revealed as widespread through a global systematic review. PLoS ONE 11: e0167259.


Feinberg, D.S., M.E. Hostetler, S.E. Reed, E.F. Pienaar and L. Pejchar. 2015. Evaluating management strategies to enhance biodiversity in conservation developments: Perspectives from developers in Colorado, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 136: 87-96.

Pejchar, L., S.E. Reed, R.P. Bixler, L. Ex and M.M. Mockrin. 2015. Consequences of residential development for biodiversity and human well-being. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 13: 146-153.

Qin, Y., P.J. Nyhus, C.L. Larson, C.J.W. Carroll, J. Muntifering, T.D. Dahmer, L. Jun and R.L. Tilson. 2015. An assessment of South China tiger reintroduction potential in Hupingshan and Houhe National Nature Reserves, China. Biological Conservation 182: 72-86.


Aronson, M.F.J., F.A. La Sorte, C.H. Nilon, M. Katti, M.A. Goddard, C.A. Lepczyk, P.S. Warren, N.S.G. Willaims, S. Cilliers, B. Clarkson, C. Dobbs, R. Dolan, M. Hedblom, S. Klotz, J.L. Kooijmans, I. Kuhn, I. MacGregor-Fors, M. McDonnell, U. Mortberg, P. Pysek, S. Siebert, J. Sushinsky, P. Wemer and M. Winter. 2014. A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133330.

Goad, E.H., L. Pejchar, S.E. Reed and R.L. Knight. 2014. Habitat use by mammals varies along an exurban development gradient in northern Colorado. Biological Conservation 176: 172-182.

Hess, G.R., C.E. Moorman, J. Thompson and C.L. Larson. 2014. Integrating wildlife conservation into urban planning. Pages 239-278 in R. McCleery, C. Moorman and N. Peterson, editors. Urban Wildlife: Theory and Practice. Springer, New York, NY.

Hostetler, M.E. and S.E. Reed. 2014. Conservation development: designing and managing residential landscapes for wildlife. Pages 279-302 in R. McCleery, C. Moorman and N. Peterson, editors. Urban Wildlife: Theory and Practice. Springer, New York, NY.

Reed, S.E., J.A. Hilty and D.M. Theobald. 2014. Guidelines and incentives for conservation development in local land-use regulations. Conservation Biology 28: 258-268.

Reed, S.E., C. L. Larson, K.R. Crooks and A.M. Merenlender. 2014. Wildlife response to human recreation on NCCP reserves in San Diego County. Final report to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Wildlife Conservation Society, North America Program, Bozeman, MT.


Brown, C., S.E. Reed, M.S. Dietz and K.M. Fristrup. 2013. Detection and classification of motor vehicle noise in a forested landscape. Environmental Management 52: 1262-1270.

Smith, Z.P., M.J. Glennon, L.N. Karasin, S.E. Reed and H.E. Kretser. 2013. Protecting wildlife connectivity through land use planning: best management practices and the role of conservation development. Wildlife Conservation Society, Adirondack Program Technical Paper #4.

Theobald, D.M. and S.E. Reed. 2013. Vulnerability of terrestrial and riparian habitats to climate and land use change in the Southern Rockies. Final report to the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.


Baldwin, R.F, S.E. Reed, B.H. McRae, D.M. Theobald and R.W. Sutherland. 2012. Connectivity restoration in large landscapes: modeling landscape condition and ecological flows. Ecological Restoration30: 274-279.

Hannum, C., S. Laposa, S.E. Reed, L. Pejchar and L. Ex. 2012. Comparative analysis of housing in conservation developments: Colorado case studies. Journal of Sustainable Real Estate 4: 149-176.

Reed, S.E., J.L. Boggs and J.P. Mann. 2012. A GIS tool for modeling anthropogenic noise propagation in natural ecosystems. Environmental Modelling & Software 37: 1-5.

Reed, S.E., H.E. Kretser, M.J. Glennon, L. Pejchar and A.M. Merenlender. 2012. Faunal biodiversity at the urban-rural interface: current knowledge, research priorities, and planning strategies. Pages 99-114 in B.G. Lockaby, W. Zipperer and D. N. Laband, editors. Urban-Rural Interfaces: Linking People and Nature, American Society of Agronomy, Madison, WI.

Reed, S.E., D.M. Theobald and D. Harrison-Atlas. 2012. Developing key datasets to support prioritization of wildlife habitat protection in Colorado and New Mexico. Final report to Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Shilling, F.M., J.L. Boggs and S.E. Reed. 2012. Recreational system optimization to reduce conflict on public lands. Environmental Management 50: 381-395.

Theobald, D.M., S.E. Reed, K. Fields and M.E. Soulé. 2012. Connecting natural landscapes using a landscape permeability model to prioritize conservation activities in the United States. Conservation Letters 5: 123-133.


Barber, J.R., C L. Burdett, S.E. Reed, K R. Crooks, D.M Theobald and K. Fristrup. 2011. Anthropogenic noise exposure in protected natural areas: estimating the scale of ecological consequences. Landscape Ecology 26: 1281-1295.

Reed, S.E. 2011. Non-invasive methods to assess co-occurrence of mammalian carnivores. Southwestern Naturalist 56: 231-240.

Reed, S.E., A.L. Bidlack, A. Hurt and W.M. Getz. 2011. Detection distance and environmental factors in conservation detection dog surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 243-251.

Reed, S.E. and A.M. Merenlender. 2011. Effects of management of domestic dogs and recreation on carnivores in protected areas in northern California. Conservation Biology 25: 504-513.


Merenlender, A.M., D.N. Newburn, S.E. Reed and A.R. Rissman. 2009. The importance of incorporating threat for efficient targeting and evaluation of conservation investments. Conservation Letters 2: 240-241.

Merenlender, A.M., S.E. Reed and K L. Heise. 2009. Exurban development influences woodland bird composition. Landscape and Urban Planning 92: 255-263.


Reed, S.E. and A.M. Merenlender. 2008. Quiet, non-consumptive recreation reduces protected area effectiveness. Conservation Letters 1: 146-154.

Reed, S.E. and K.A. Seymour. 2008. Predicting the intensity of recreational use of oak woodland preserves. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-217. Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Albany, CA.

Rissman, A., S.E. Reed, C. Hughes and R. Reiner. 2008. Monitoring understory composition of blue oak woodlands on northern California conservation easements. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-217. Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Albany, CA.


Bidlack, A.L., S E. Reed, W.M. Getz and P.J. Palsboll. 2007. Characterization of a western North American carnivore community using PCR-RFLP of cytochrome b obtained from fecal samples.Conservation Genetics 8: 1151-1153.

Newburn, D., S.E. Reed, P. Berck and A.M. Merenlender. 2005. Economics and land-use change in prioritizing private land conservation. Conservation Biology 19: 1411-1420.

Reed, S.E. and E.F. Leslie. 2005. Patterns of carnivore co-occurrence on the North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park. Pages 309-316 in C. van Riper and D. J. Mattson, editors. The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Research, University of Arizona Press.

Merenlender, A.M., K.L. Heise and S.E. Reed. 2002. Living among the oaks: how do bird communities respond to rural residential development? Oaks ‘n’ Folks 18: 1-2.

Other publications

Reed, S.E.J.R. Sushinsky, L. Ex, L. Pejchar, K. Rentschlar, J. Scharton and C. Farr. 2015. Biodiversity surveys guide urban development strategies to conserve Nature in the City. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Montpellier, France.