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Other Publications 2002-2013

Strohbach, M., S. B. Lerman, and P. S. Warren (2013). Are small greening areas enhancing bird diversity? Insights from community-driven greening projects in Boston. Landscape and Urban Planning 114:69-79.

Bellis, M., C. Griffin, P. Warren, and S. Jackson (2013). Utilizing a multi-technique, multi-taxa approach to monitoring wildlife passageways in Southern Vermont. Oecologia Australis 17(1):111-128.

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren, H. Gan*, and E. Shochat (2012). Linking foraging decisions to residential yard bird composition. PlosOne 7(8): e43497.

Lepczyk, C. A., P. S. Warren, L. Machabée, A. P. Kinzig, and A. Mertig (2012). Who feeds the birds? A comparison between Phoenix, Arizona and Southeastern Michigan. Studies in Avian Biology, edited series from Cooper Ornithological Society. Series editor: Brett Sandercock. Assoc. Editors for “Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation”: C. Lepczyk and P. Warren.

Pickett, S.T.A., G.S. Brush, A.J. Felson, B.P. McGrath, J.M. Grove, C.H. Nilon, K. Szlavecz, C.S. Swan, and P.S. Warren (2012). The Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Understanding and Working with Urban Biodiversity. Citygreen Issue 4: 68-77.  (invited submission)

Warren, P. S., R. L. Ryan, S. B. Lerman, and K. Tooke (2011). Social and institutional factors associated with land use and forest conservation along two urban gradients in Massachusetts. Landscape and Urban Planning 102:82-92.

Lerman S. B. and P. S. Warren (2011). The conservation value of residential yards: Linking birds and people. Ecological Applications 21(4):1327-1339.

Pickett, S.T.A., M.L. Cadenasso, J.M. Grove, C.G. Boone, E. Irwin, P. M. Groffman, S.S. Kaushal, V. Marshall, B.P. McGrath, C.H. Nilon, R.V. Pouyat, K. Szlavecz, A. Troy, and P. Warren (2011). Urban ecological systems: Foundations and a decade of progress.  Journal of Environmental Management 92:331-362. [Warren is lead author for the section “Organisms: Urban animals”]

Mayer, P.M., N. Grimm, C. Lepczyk, S. Pickett, R. Pouyat, and P. Warren (2010). Urban ecology is already on the research agenda. Nature 467(153).

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, and C. H. Nilon (2010). Invasion, competition, and biodiversity loss in urban ecosystems. BioScience 60(3):199-208.

Ahern J., L. Jennings, B. Fenstermacher, P. Warren, N. Charney, S. Jackson, J. Mullin, Z. Kotval, S. Brena, S. Civjan, and  E. Carr (2009). Issues and methods for transdisciplinary planning of combined wildlife and pedestrian highway crossings. Transportation Research Record, No. 2123, Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C. pp. 129-136.

Charney, N. D., B. H. Letcher, A. Haro, and P. S. Warren (2009). Terrestrial Passive Integrated Transponder antennae for tracking small animal movements. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(7):1245-1250.

Nilon, C. H., P. S. Warren, and J. Wolf (2009). Baltimore birdscape study: Identifying habitat and land cover variables for an urban bird monitoring project. Urban Habitats 6.

Pickett, S.T.A., M.L. Cadenasso, J.M. Grove, P.M. Groffman, L.E. Band, C.G. Boone, G.S. Brush, W.R. Burch, Jr., C.S.B. Grimmond, J. Hom, J.C. Jenkins, N.L. Law, C.H. Nilon, R.V. Pouyat, K. Szlavecz, P. S. Warren, and M.A. Wilson. (2008). Beyond urban legends: New, unexpected, or complex results from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. BioScience 52(2):139-150. (doi:10.1641/B580208).

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman, and N. D. Charney (2008). Plants of a feather: Spatial autocorrelation in suburban neighborhoods. Biological Conservation 141:3-4.

Walker; J.S., R.C Balling, Jr., J.M. Briggs, M. Katti, P. S. Warren, and E. A Wentz (2008). Birds of a feather: A story of urban and exurban population biology. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 32:19-28.

Podos, J. and P. S. Warren (2007). The evolution of geographic variation in birdsong. Advances in the Study of Behavior. 37:403-459. (doi: 10.1016/S0065-3454(07)37009-5).

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, and S. H. Faeth (2006). The future of urban ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(12):661-662.

Shochat, E., P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth, N. E. McIntyre, and D. Hope (2006). From pattern to emerging processes in urban mechanistic ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(4):186-191. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2005.11.019).

Warren, P. S., C. Tripler, D. Bolger, S. Faeth, N. Huntly, C. Lepczyk, J. Meyer, T. Parker, E. Shochat, and J. Walker (2006). Urban food webs: predators, prey, and the people who feed them. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 87(4):387-394.

Farber, S., R. Costanza, D. L. Childers, J. Erickson, K. Gross, J. M. Grove, C. Hopkinson, J. Kahn, S. Pincetl, A. Troy, P. S. Warren, and M. Wilson (2006). Linking ecology and economics for ecosystem management. BioScience 56(2):121-133. [Manuscript developed as part of an NCEAS working group; Warren authored section “Urban Ecosystem: Central Arizona-Phoenix”]

Warren, P. S., M. Katti, M. Ermann, and A. Brazel (2006). Urban bioacoustics – It’s not just noise. Animal Behaviour 71(3):491-502 (

Bertram, S. and P. S. Warren (2005). Supermales trade off calling rate with duration and intensity: mate attraction strategies of the field cricket, Gryllus texensis. Animal Behaviour 70:477-484.

Kinzig, A. P., P. S. Warren, C. Martin, D. Hope, and M. Katti (2005). The effects of human socioeconomic status and cultural characteristics on urban patterns of biodiversity. Ecology and Society 10(1):23 [online] (

Faeth, S. H., P. S. Warren, E. Shochat, and W. Marussich (2005). Trophic dynamics in urban communities. BioScience 55(5):399-407.

Martin, C., P. S. Warren, and A. P. Kinzig (2004). Socioeconomic characteristics are useful predictors of landscape vegetation in small urban parks and surrounding neighborhoods. Landscape and Urban Planning 69:355-368.

Katti, M. and P. S. Warren (2004). Research Focus: Tits, noise, and urban bioacoustics. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19(3):109-110.

Warren, P. S. (2003). Winter dialects in the Bronzed Cowbird and their relationship to dialects in the breeding season. Animal Behaviour 65:1169-1178.

Warren, P. S. (2002). Geographic variation and dialects in the ‘flight whistle’ of the Bronzed Cowbird. Auk 119:349-361.

Lab Publications

Lerman, S. B., K. Turner, and C. Bang (2012). Homeowner Associations as a vehicle for promoting urban biodiversity: A case study from Phoenix, AZ. Ecology and Society 17(4): 45. (

Charney, N. D. (2012). On expert opinion and spatial scale: parameterizing an amphibian model.  Ecological Modeling 242: 37-45.

Charney, N. D. (2012). Relating hybrid advantage and genome replacement in unisexual salamanders. Evolution 66(5):1387-1397.

Book Chapters and Reports

Warren, P. S. and C. A. Lepczyk (2012). Beyond the gradient: Insights from new work in the avian ecology of urbanizing lands. Introduction to the volume Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation from the Studies in Avian Biology, edited series from Cooper Ornithological Society. Brett Sandercock (editor-in-chief). University of California Press.

Swan, C.M., S.T.A. Pickett, K. Szlavecz, P. Warren, and K.T. Willey (2011). Biodiversity and community composition in urban ecosystems: coupled human, spatial and metacommunity processes. In Handbook of Urban Ecology by Jari Niemela (ed) Oxford University Press.

Slavecz, K., P. S. Warren, and S. T. A. Pickett (2011). Biodiversity on the Urban Landscape (pp75-101) in Human Population: Its Influences on Biological Diversity, Ecological Studies 214. by R.P. Cincotta, L. Gorenflo and D. Mageean (eds) Springer. Heidelberg, Germany.

Warren, P. S., S. Harlan, C. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat, and A. P. Kinzig (2010). Urban ecology and human social organization. Pages 172-201 in Urban Ecology by K. Gaston (ed) Ecological Reviews series Cambridge University Press.

Fuller, T., S. DeStefano, and P. Warren (2010). Carnivore behavior and ecology, and relationship to urbanization. Pages 13-19 in Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation by S.D. Gehrt, S.P.D. Riley, and B.L. Cypher (eds).  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

Ahern, J., L. Jennings, B. Fenstermacher, P. Warren, N. Charney, S. Jackson, J. R. Mullin, Z. Kotval, S. Brena, S. Civjan, and E. Carr (2009). Issues and Methods for Transdisciplinary Planning of Combined Wildlife and Pedestrian Highway Crossings. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2009 Paper #09-0441.

Ahern, J., J. R. Mullin, Z. Kotval, E. Carr, P. Warren, S. Jackson, S. Brena, S. Civjan, B. Fenstermacher, L. Jennings, M. Bellis, and N. Charney (2007). Report from the Walden Passage Feasibility Study. Prepared for Federal Highway Administration by Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass-Amherst.

Bellis, M., S. Jackson, C. Griffin, P. S. Warren, and A. O. Thompson (2007). Utilizing a multi -technique, multi-taxa approach to monitoring wildlife passageways on the Bennington Bypass in southern Vermont. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Little Rock, Arkanas.

Hope, D., C. Gries, P. Warren, M. Katti, G. Stuart, J. Oleson, and J. Kaye (2005). How do humans restructure the biodiversity of the Sonoran desert? In: Connecting Mountain Islands and Desert Seas: Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago II, 2004 May 11-15, Tucson, AZ. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-26: 189-194 (Fort Collins, CO).

Public Outreach Publications

P. Warren (2008). Hazards and Habitat: Personal reflections on what to do for birds in dead trees and limbs, Citizen Forester, the online newsletter of the Massachusetts Urban Forestry Program, Sept issue.

P. Warren (2008). Hazards and Habitat: Personal reflections on what to do for birds in dead trees and limbs, The Connecticut Arborist, the official publication of the Connecticut Tree Protective Association, XIX (III):pp. 2 and 5.

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