Our research focused on topics directly relevant to the management of species and ecosystems on Stanford lands. Conservation Program researchers collaborate with Stanford faculty and external researchers. When research outcomes are of general relevance, they are published in peer review journals. See list of selected publications below.
Alcala N, Launer AE, Westphal MF, Seymour R, Cole EM, and Rosenberg NA, 2019. Use of stochastic patch occupancy models in the California red-legged frog for Bayesian inference regarding past events and future persistence Conservation Biology 33: 685-696
Cole EM, Hartman R, North MP, 2016. Hydroperiod and Cattle Use Associated with Lower Recruitment in an r-Selected Amphibian with a Declining Population Trend in the Klamath Mountains, California. Journal of Herpetology
Meek MH, Wells C, Tomalty KM, Ashander J, Cole EM, Gille DA, Putman BJ, Rose JP, Savoca MS, Yamane L, Hull JM, Rogers DL, Rosenblum EB, Shogren JF, Swaisgood RR, and May B, 2015. Fear of failure in conservation: The problem and potential solutions to aid conservation of extremely small populations. Biological Conservation 184: 209-217
Piovia-Scott J, Pope K, Lawler SP, Cole EM, and Foley JE, 2011. Factors related to the distribution and prevalence of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Rana cascadae and other amphibians in the Klamath Mountains. Biological Conservation 144: 2913-2921
Fleishman E, Launer AE, Switky KR, Yandell U, Heywood J, Murphy D, 2001. Rules and exceptions in conservation genetics: genetic assessment of the endangered plant Cordylanthus palmatus and its implications for management planning. Biological Conservation 98: 45-53