Peer-reviewed publications

In Review/Revision

McCune, J. L., Rosner-Katz, H., Bennett, J. R., Schuster, R., and Kharouba, H. M. Do traits of plant species predict the efficacy of species distribution models for finding new occurrences? Submitted.

Martin, A. E., Bennett, J. R., and Fahrig, J. Habitat fragmentation. Submitted.

Bergman, J. N., Binley, A. D., Murphy, R. E., Proctor, C. A., Nguyen, A. T., Urness, E. S., Vala, M. A., Vincent, J. G., Fahrig, L., and Bennett, J. R. How to rescue Ontario’s Endangered Species Act. Submitted.

Schuster, R., Hanson, J. O., Strimas-Mackey, M., and Bennett, J. R. Integer Linear programming outperforms simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems. Submitted.

Algera, D. A*., Rytwinski, T.*, Taylor, J. J., Bennett, J. R., Smokorowski, K. E., Harrison, P. M., Clarke, K., Enders, E. C., Power, M., Bevelhimer, M., and Cooke, S. J. What are the relative risks of mortality and injury for fish during downstream passage at hydroelectric dams in temperate regions? A systematic review. Submitted. * = equal contribution

Cooke, S. J., Bennett, J. R., and Jones, H. P. We have a long way to go if we want to get the “Decade of Ecosystem Restoration” right. Submitted.

Morrison, P., Rous. A. M., Mulder, I. M., Hill. C. J., Prystay, T., Rosner-Katz, H., Cooke, S. J., and Bennett, J. R. A Decision Framework to Improve Outcomes of Ecosystem Restoration. Submitted.

Lennox, R. J., Bennett, J. R., Davies, A., Ford, A. T., Frey, R. M., Harcourt, R., Hayward, M. W., Hussey, N. E., Iverson, S. J., Kays, R., Kessel, S. T., Nguyen, V. M., Muelbert, M., Murray, T. S., Roche, D. G., Whoriskey, F. G., Young, N., and Cooke, S. J. A novel framework to protect animal data in a world of eco-surveillance. Submitted.

Rosner-Katz, H., McCune, J. L., and Bennett, J. R. Using stacked SDMs with accuracy and threat weighting to optimize surveys for threatened plant species. Submitted.

Raymond, C. V., McCune, J. L., Rosner-Katz, H., Chadès, I., Schuster, R., Gilbert, B., and Bennett, J. R. Combining Species Distribution Models and Value of Information Analysis for spatial allocation of conservation resources. Submitted.

Bolliger, C. S., Raymond, C. V., Schuster, R., and Bennett, J. R. Spatial coverage of habitat protection for terrestrial species under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Submitted.

Wilson, S., Schuster, R., Rodewald, A. D., Bennett, J. R., Smith, A, and Arcese, P. Prioritize diversity or declining species? Trade-offs and synergies in spatial planning for the conservation of migratory birds. Submitted.

Gilbert, B., MacDougall, A.S., Kadoya, T., Akasaka, M., Bennett, J. R., Lind, E.M., Flores-Moreno, H., Firn, J., Hautier, Y., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Cleland, E. E., Grace, J. B., Harpole, W. S., Esch, E. H., Moore, J. L., Knops, J., McCulley, R., and Mortensen, B. Species asynchrony can stabilize primary production against climate variability. Submitted.

Harper, M., Tomlinson, M. J., Fyson, V., Katic, E., and Bennett, J. R. Systematic prioritization of invasive plant species management based on cost-effectiveness. Submitted.

Firn, J, McGree, J., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., Blumenthal, D. M., La Pierre, K. J., Risch, A. C., Schütz, M., Flores-Moreno, H., Moore, J. L., Buckley, Y. M., Bennett, J. R., Adler, P., Harpole, W. S., Crawley, M. J., Bakker, J. D., Stevens, C. J., Biederman, L. A., Brown, C. S., Collins, S. L., Chu, C., Fay, P. A., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., Klein, J. A., Knops, J. M. H., McCulley R. L., Peri, P. L., Prober, S. M.,  Wright, J. P., and Mengersen K. Grassland species at home and away sites respond similarly to environmental change. Submitted.

Martin, A. E., Bennett, J. R., and Fahrig, L. Chapter 8: Influence of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation on Wildlife Populations. In review for Wildlife and Landscapes: Principles and Applications for Landscape Management. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Published/Accepted

Roche, D. G., Bennett, J. R., Provencher, J., Rytwinski, T., Haddaway, N. R., and Cooke, S. J. (accepted). Slow versus fast science is irrelevant: what we need is robust environmental evidence. Science of the Total Environment.

Cazelles, K. Bartley, T., Guzzo, M., Brice, M.-H., MacDougall, A., Bennett, J. R., Esch, E., Kadoya, T., Kelly, J., Matsuzaki, S.-I., Nilsson, K., McCann, K. (accepted). Homogenization of Canadian lakes: does gamefish movement outpace climate change? Global Change Biology.

Hanson, J. O., Schuster, R., Strimas-Mackey, M., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. Optimality in prioritizing conservation projects. Methods in Ecology and Evolutionlink

Lloren, J. I.; Fahrig, L., Bennett, J. R., Contreras, T., and McCune, J. 2019. The influence of landscape context on short- and long-term forest change following a severe ice storm. Journal of Ecology. link

Schuster R, Germain R. R, Bennett, J. R., Reo, N. J, Secord, D.L., and Arcese P. 2019. Biodiversity on Indigenous lands is higher than in protected areas in Australia, Brazil and Canada. Environmental Science and Policy. link

Jeanson, A.L., Soroye, P., Kadykalo, A., Ward, T.D., Paquette, E., Abrams, A.E.I., Algera, D.A., Demers, D., Epp, L.J., Giles, M.P., Litt, M.A., Manouchehri, B.A., James, R. J., McBeth, S., Paradis, A., Pittet, L., Sebes, J., Steell, S.C., Thompson, A., Tremblay, P., Tuononen, E., Kerr, J.T., Bennett, J.R., and Cooke, S.J. (accepted). Twenty Actions for a “Good” Anthropocene – Perspectives from Early Career Conservation Professionals. Environmental Reviews.

Shackelford, N., Murray, S. M., Bennett, J. R., Lilley, P. L., Starzomski, B. M., and Standish, R. J. (accepted). Complex relationship between reactive management of invasive species and ecological resilience in Garry oak savannas. Conservation Science and Practice.

Robson Gordon, E., Butt, N. Binley, A. D., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. Relative costs of conserving threatened species across taxonomic groups. Conservation Biology. link

Cormier, E. C. Sisson, D. R., Rühland, K. M., Smol, J. P., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. A morphological trait-based approach to environmental assessment models using diatoms. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. link

Taylor, J. J., Rytwinski, T. Bennett, J. R., Smokorowski, K. E., Lapointe, N. W. R., Janusz, R., Clarke, K., Tonn, W., Walsh, J. C., and Cooke, S. J. 2019. The effectiveness of spawning habitat creation or enhancement for substrate-spawning temperate fish: a systematic review. Environmental Evidence 8: 19link

Creighton, M. J. A., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. Taxonomic biases from listing to management for Canadian species at risk of extinction. Ecoscience. link

Schuster, R., Wilson, S., Rodewald, A. D., Arcese, P., Fink, D., Auer, T., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. Optimizing the conservation of migratory species over their annual cycle in the Western Hemisphere. Nature Communications. 10: 1754. link

Donaldson, L. A., Rytwinski, T., Taylor, J. J., Bennett, J. R., Drake, D. A. R., Martel, A., and Cooke, S. J. 2019. Can conservation targets for imperilled freshwater fishes and mussels be achieved by captive breeding and release programs? A systematic map protocol to determine available evidence. Environmental Evidence. link

Hill, C. J., Schuster, R., and Bennett, J. R. 2019. Indigenous involvement in the Canadian species at risk recovery process. Environmental Science and Policy. 94: 220-226. link

Fahrig, L., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V. Bennett, J. R., Boucher-Lalonde, V., Cazeta, E., Currie, D., Eigenbrod, F., Ford, A., Jaeger, J., Koper, N., Martin, A., Metzger, J. P., Morrison, P., Rhodes, J., Saunders, D., Simberloff, D., Smith, A., Tischendorf, L., Vellend, M., and Watling, J. 2019. Is habitat fragmentation bad for biodiversity? Biological Conservation: 230: 179-186. link

Polak, T.,  Nicholson, E., Grilo, C., Bennett, J. R., and Hugh P Possingham. 2019. Optimal planning for mitigating the impacts of roads on wildlife: a multiple species approach. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 201-213. link

Allek, A., Assis, A.S., Eiras, N., Amaral, T., Williams, B., Butt, N., Renwick, A., Bennett, J.R. and Beyer, H.L. 2018. Threats endangering Australia’s at-risk fauna. Biological Conservation. 222: 172-179. link

Raymond, C. V., Wen, L., Cooke, S. J., and Bennett, J. R. 2018. Prioritizing species at risk of global extinction versus subspecies or nationally rare species. Environmental Science and Policy. link

MacDougall, A.S., Harvey, E. McCune, J., Nilsson, K.A., Bennett, J.R., Firn, J.L., Bartley, T., McMeans, B., Tunney, T.D., Kelly, J., Grace, J.D., Matsuzaki, S.-I., Kadoya, K., Lester, N.P., McCann, K.S. 2018. Environmentally dependent species interactions and the regulation of freshwater fish diversity. Nature Communications 9: 973. link

Bennett, J. R., Maxwell, S. L., Martin, A. E., Chadès, I., Fahrig, L. and Gilbert, B. 2018. When to monitor and when to act: value of information theory for multiple management units and limited budgets. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2102–2113. link

Cooke, S.J., Rous, A. M., Donaldson, L. A., Taylor, J. J., Rytwinski, T., Prior, K. A., Smokorowski, K.E., and Bennett, J. R. In 2018. Evidence-based restoration in the Anthropocene – From acting with purpose to acting for impact. Restoration Ecology 26: 201–205. link

Coutts, S. R., Helmstedt, K. J., and Bennett, J. R. 2018. Invasion lags and the stories we tell ourselves: our inability to infer pattern from process. Diversity and Distributions 24: 244-251. link

Bower, S. D., Brownscombe, J. W., Birnie-Gauvin, K., Ford, M. I., Moraga, A. D., Pusiak, R. J. P., Turenne, E. D., Zolderdo, A.J., Cooke, S. J., Bennett, J. R. 2018. Making tough choices: Picking the appropriate conservation decision-making tool. Conservation Letters 11: e1241. link

Rytwinski, T., Taylor, J. J., Bennett, J. R., Smokorowski, K., and Cooke, S. J. 2017. What are the impacts of flow regime changes on fish productivity? Environmental Evidence 6:13. link

Taylor, J. R., Rytwinski, T., Bennett, J. R., and Cooke, S. J. 2017. Lessons for Introducing Stakeholders to Environmental Evidence Synthesis. Environmental Evidence 6:26. link

Cooke, S. J., Birnie-Gauvin, K., Lennox, R., Taylor, J. J., Rytwinski, T., Rummer, J. Franklin, C., Bennett, J. R., Haddaway, N. 2017 How experimental biology and ecology can support evidence-based decision-making in conservation: Avoiding pitfalls and enabling application. Conservation Physiology 5: 1.link

Reid, A. J., Brooks, J. L., Dolgova, L., Laurich, B., Sullivan, B. G., Szekeres, P., Wood, S. L. R., Bennett, J. R., Cooke, S. J. 2017. Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals Still Neglecting Their Environmental Roots in the Anthropocene. Environmental Science and Policy 77: 179-184. link

Arcese, P., Rodewald, A., Schuster, R., Venter, O., and Bennett, J. R. Public-private partnerships to meet international biodiversity treaty targets and stem extinction. 2017. Reflections of Canada, Illuminating our biggest opportunities and challenges at 150 years. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia. link

Brownscombe, J. W., Reid, A. J., Dolgova, L., Pusiak, R., Laurich, B., Turenne, E. D., Zolderdo, A., Moraga, A., Birnie-Gauvin, K., Brooks, J., Sullivan, B., Ford, M., Bower, S. D., Bennett, J. R., Cooke, S. J.. 2017. Oxford Bibliography – Aquatic Conservation. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com

Birnie-Gauvin, K., Walton, S., Delle Palme, C., Manouchehri, B., Venne, S., Lennox, R. J., Chapman, J. M., Bennett, J. R., and Cooke, S. J. 2017. Conservation physiology can inform threat assessment and recovery planning processes for threatened species. Endangered Species Research 32: 507-513. link

Gushulak, C. A. C., Laird, K. R., Bennett, J. R., and Cumming, B. F. 2017. Lake depth is a strong driver of intra-lake diatom distributions in a small boreal lake in northwest Ontario. Journal of Paleolimnology 58: 231-241. link

Elmer, L. K., Kelly, L., Rivest, S., Steell, C. Twardek, W., Danylchuk, A. J., Arlinghaus, R., Bennett, J. R., Cooke, S. J. 2017 Angling into the Future: Ten Commandments for Recreational Fisheries Science, Management, and Stewardship in a Good Anthropocene. Environmental Management 60: 165-175. link

Rytwinski, T., Algera, D. A., Taylor, J. J., Smokorowski, K., Bennett, J. R., Harrison, P. M. and Cooke, S. J. 2017. What are the consequences of fish entrainment and impingement associated with hydroelectric dams on fish productivity? A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence. 6: 8. link

Bennett, J. R.*, and Gilbert, B.* 2017. Testing metacommunity structure: linking landscape ecology and community ecology.  In Gergel and Turner, eds. Learning Landscape Ecology, 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag. pp. 255-271.  (*Authors contributed equally.) link

Taylor, J. J., Rytwinski, T., Bennett, J. R., Smokorowski, K., and Cooke, S. J. 2017. The effectiveness of spawning habitat creation or enhancement for substrate spawning temperate fish: a systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence 6: 5. link

Bennett, J. R., Maloney, R., Steeves, T., Seddon, P., and Possingham, H. P. 2017. Spending limited resources on de-extinction could lead to net biodiversity loss. Nature Ecology and Evolution. link

Bennett, J.R., Rühland, K.M. and Smol, J. P. 2017. No magic number: determining cost-effective sample size and enumeration effort for diatom-based environmental assessment analyses. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74: 208–215. link

Iacona, G., Maloney, R. F., Chadès, I., Bennett, J. R., Seddon, P. J., and Possingham, H. P. 2017. Prioritising revived species: What are the conservation management implications of de-extinction? Functional Ecology 31: 1041–1048.  link

Cooke, S. Rice, J. Prior, K. Bloom, R. Jensen, O. Browne, D., Donaldson, L., Bennett, J. R., Vermaire, J. and Auld, G. 2016. The Canadian Context for Evidence-Based Conservation and Environmental Management. Environmental Evidence. link

Lameris, T., Bennett, J. R., Blight, L. Giessen, M., Janssen, M., Schaminee, J. and Arcese, P. 2016. Indirect human effects on plant communities and seabird abundance: implications for the conservation of native species and ecosystems. PeerJ. link

Polak, T., Watson, J.E., Bennett, J. R., Possingham, H. P., Fuller, R. A., and Carwardine, J. 2016. Balancing ecosystem and threatened species representation in protected areas and implications for nations achieving global conservation goals. Conservation Letters. link.

Bennett, J. R.*, and Gilbert, B.* 2016. Contrasting beta diversity among regions: how do classical and distance-based approaches compare? Global Ecology and Biogeography. (*Authors contributed equally.) link

Di Fonzo, M. M. I., Possingham, H. P., Probert, W. J. M., Bennett, J. R., O’Connor, S., Densem, J., Joseph, L. N., Tulloch, A. I. T. Maloney, R. F. 2016. Evaluating trade-offs between target persistence levels and numbers of species conserved. Conservation Letters. link

Bennett, J. R., Shaw., J. D., Terauds, A., Smol, J. P., Aerts, R., Bergrstrom, D., Blais, J., Cheung, W., Chown, S., Lea, M.-A., Nielsen, U., Pauly, D., Reimer, K. J., Riddle, M., Snape, I., Stark, J., Tulloch, V., and Possingham, H. 2015. Polar lessons learned: informing long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 316-324. link Profile of this paper in Australian Research Council Newsletter: ARC Polar Research.

Bennett, J. R., Maloney, R. F. and Possingham, H. P. 2015. Biodiversity gains from efficient use of private sponsorship of flagship species conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B. link  Some media and science blog coverage on this paper: Nature Magazine; Dominion Post; Scimex; SciBlogs; Radio NZ; Sydney Morning Herald; Brisbane Times

Tulloch, A. I. T., Maloney, R. F., Joseph, L. N., Bennett, J. R., Di Fonzo, M. M. I., Probert, W., O’Connor, S. M., Densem, J. P. and Possingham, H. P. 2015. A risk-averse approach to prioritising conservation projects. Conservation Biology 29: 513–524. link

Bennett, J. R.*, Sisson, D. R.*, Smol, J. P., Cumming, B. F., Possingham, H. P. and Buckley, Y. M. 2014. Optimizing taxonomic resolution and sample size to design cost-effective ecological models for environmental assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1722–1732. (*Authors contributed equally.). link

MacDougall, A. S., Bennett, J. R., Firn, J. Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Cleland, E., Davies, K., W. Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Melbourne, B., Orrock, J. L., Probert, S. M., Bakker, J. D., Fay, P. A., Jin, V. L., Kendig, A. and La Pierre, K. J. 2014. Anthropogenic-based regional-scale factors most consistently explain plot-level exotic diversity in grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 802–810. link

Bennett, J. R., Elliott, G., Mellish, B., Joseph, L. N., Tulloch, A. I. T., Probert, W., Di Fonzo, M. M. I., Monks, J. M., Possingham, H. P., Maloney, R. 2014. Balancing phylogenetic diversity and species numbers in conservation prioritization, using a case study of threatened species in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 174: 47-54. link Here’s a link to an interview on the paper: saving species and phylogenetic diversity

Bennett, J. R. 2014. Comparison of native and exotic distribution and richness models across scales reveals essential conservation lessons. Ecography 37: 120-129. link

Butt, N., Beyer, H., Bennett, J. R., Biggs, D., Maggini, R., Mills, M., Renwick, A., Seabrook, L. and Possingham, H. P. 2013. Biodiversity risks from fossil fuel extraction. Science 342: 425-426. link

Bennett, J. R., and Arcese, P. 2013. Human Influence and Classical Biogeographic Predictors of Rare Species Occurrence. Conservation Biology 27: 417-421. link

Bennett, J. R., Vellend, M., Lilley, P. L., Cornwell, W. K., and Arcese, P. 2013. Patterns of abundance and rarity reveal an invasion debt in meadow patches. Biological Invasions 15: 707-716. link

Bennett, J. R., Dunwiddie, P. W., Giblin, D. E. and Arcese, P. 2012. Native versus exotic community patterns across three scales: roles of competition, environment and incomplete invasion. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 381-392. link

Bennett, J. R., Young, E. J., and Arcese, P. 2011. Avian dispersal of exotic shrubs in an archipelago. Écoscience 18: 369-374. link

Isaac-Renton, M., Bennett, J. R., Best, R. J., and Arcese, P. 2010. Effects of introduced Canada geese (Branta canadensis) on native plant communities of the Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia. Écoscience 17: 394-399. link

Gilbert, B.*, and Bennett, J. R.* 2010. Variation partitioning in ecological communities: do the numbers add up? Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 1071–1082. (*Both authors contributed equally.) link

Bennett, J. R., Cumming, B. F., Ginn, B. K, and Smol, J. P. 2010. Broad-scale environmental response and niche conservatism in lacustrine diatom communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 724–732. link

Kaufman, C. A., Bennett, J. R., Koch, I., and Reimer, K. J. 2007. Lead bioaccessibility in food web intermediates and the influence on ecological risk assessment. Environmental Science and Technology 41: 5902-5907. link

Bennett, J. R., Kaufman, C. A., Koch, I., Sova, J., and Reimer, K. J. 2007. Ecological risk assessment of lead contamination at rifle and pistol ranges using techniques to account for site characteristics. Science of the Total Environment 374: 99-101. link

Cumming, B. F., Laird, K. R., Bennett, J. R., Smol, J. P., and Salomon, A. K. 2002. Persistent
millennial-scale shifts in moisture regimes in western Canada during the past six millennia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99: 17117-16121. Link: PNAS 2002

Bennett, J. R., B. F. Cumming, P.R. Leavitt, M. Chiu, J.P. Smol, and J. Szeicz. 2001. Diatom, Pollen, and Chemical Evidence of Postglacial Climatic Change at Big Lake, South-Central British Columbia, Canada. Quaternary Research 55: 332-343. link