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Poff N.L., C. Brown, T. Grantham, J.M. Matthews, M.A. Palmer, C. Spence, R. Wilby,, M. Haasnoot, G.F. Mendoza, K. Dominique, and A. Baeza. 2015. Sustainable water management under future uncertainty with eco-engineering decision scaling. Nature Climate Change DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE2765 paper + supplement
Martin, D.M., J.W. Labadie, N.L. Poff. 2015. Incorporating social preferences into the ecological limits of hydrologic alteration (ELOHA): a case study in the Yampa-White River basin, Colorado. Freshwater Biology 60:1890-1900. doi:10.1111/fwb.12619.
Wohl, E.E., B. Bledsoe, R. Jacobson, N.L. Poff, S. Rathburn, D. Walters, and A. Wilcox. 2015. The natural sediment regime in rivers: broadening the foundation for ecosystem management. BioScience 65:358-371.
McShane, R.R., D.A. Auerbach*, J.M. Friedman, G.T. Auble, P.B. Shafroth, M.F. Merigliano, M.L. Scott, and N.L. Poff. 2015. Climatic, hydrologic and geomorphic controls of woody riparian plant distribution and abundance in the western USA. Ecography 38, doi: 10.1111/ecog.01285
Schmera, D., J. Podani, J. Heino, T. Er?s, and N.L. Poff. 2015. A proposed unified terminology of species traits in stream ecology. Freshwater Science 34:823-830. available online http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/681623
Webb, J.A., S.C. De Little, K.A. Miller, M.J. Stewardson, I.D. Rutherfurd, A.K. Sharpe, L. Patulny, and N.L. Poff. 2015. A general approach to predicting ecological responses to environmental flows: making best use of the literature, expert knowledge, and monitoring. River Research & Applicatoins 31:505-514
Gill, B.A., R.A. Harrington, B.C. Kondratieff, K.R. Zamudio, N.L. Poff, and W.C. Funk. 2014. Morphological taxonomy, DNA bardocing, an species diversity in southern Rocky Mountain headwater streams. Freshwater Science 33:288-301
McCluney, K.E., N.L. Poff, J.H. Thorp, G.C. Poole, M.A. Palmer, M. Williams, B.S. Williamson, & J.S. Baron. 2014. Riverine macroecology: a framework for understanding the sensitivity, resistance, and resilience of large river basins and responses to multiple human alterations. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 12: 48–58, doi:10.1890/120367
Wilding, T.K., J.S. Sanderson, D.M. Merritt, S.B. Rood, & N.L. Poff. 2014. Riparian responses to reduced flood flows: comparing and contrasting narrowleaf and broadleaf cottonwoods. Hydrological Sciences Journal 59: 605–617 (Special issue on environmental flows") DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.880786
Wilding, T.K., B.P. Bledsoe, N.L. Poff & J.S. Sanderson. 2014. Predicting rapid habitat response to flow using generalized habitat models for trout in Rocky Mountain streams. River Research & Applications 30: 805–824 (published online at wileyonlinelibrary.com, DOI: 10.1002/rra.2678)
Martin, D.M., D. Harrison-Atlas, N.A. Sutfin, and N.L. Poff. 2014. Integrative water data and the quest for holistic environmental flows management. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 153(1):49-58
Harden, C., A. Chin, M. English, R. Fu, K. Galvin, A. Gerlak, P. McDowell, D. McNamara, J. Peterson, N.L. Poff, E. Rosa, W. Solecki, & E.E. Wohl. 2014. Understanding Human–Landscape Interactions in the “Anthropocene.” Environmental Management 53:4–13 DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0082-0
Pahl-Wostl, C., A. Arthington, J. Bogardi, S. Bunn, H. Hoff, L. Lebel, E. Nikitina, M.A. Palmer, N.L. Poff, K. Richards, M. Schlüter, R. Schulze, A. St-Hilaire, R. Tharme, K. Tockner, and D. Tsegai. 2013. Environmental flows and water governance: managing sustainable water uses. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (early view: July 17, 2013 at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187734351300078X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.06.009)
Webb, J.A., K.A. Miller, E.L. King, S.C. de Little, M.J. Stewardson, J. Zimmerman, & N.L. Poff. 2013. Reaching stronger conclusions from literature reviews: a systematic re-analysis of published evidence on ecological responses to altered flows. Freshwater Biology 58:2439-2451, DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12234
Poff N.L., J.D. Olden & D.S. Strayer. 2012. Climate change and freshwater extinction risk. Pages 309-336 in Saving a Million Species: Extinction Risk from Climate Change (L. Hannah, Ed.), Island Press.
Poff N.L. & B.D. Richter. 2011. Aquatic ecosystem sustainability in 2050. Pages 175-186 in Toward a Sustainable Water Future: Visions for 2050. American Society of Civil Engineers special publication, ISBN 978-0-7844-1207-7 (W.M. Grayman, D.P. Loucks, and L. Saito, Eds).
Auerbach D.A., N.L. Poff, R.R. McShane, D.M. Merritt, M.I. Pyne & T. Wilding 2012. Streams past and future: Fluvial Responses to Rapid Environmental Change in the Context of Historical Variation. Pages 232-245 in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (J.A. Wiens, G.D. Hayward, H.D. Saford, and C.M. Giffen, Eds.). (in press)
Solans, M.A. & N.L. Poff. 2012. Classification of natural flow regimes in the Ebro Basin (Spain) by using a wide range of hydrologic parameters. River Research & Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.2598 (early view at wileyonlinelibrary.com)
Finn D.S. & N.L. Poff. 2011. Examining spatial concordance of genetic and species diversity patterns to evaluate
Olden J.D., M.J. Kennard, J.J. Lawler & N.L. Poff. 2011. Challenges and opportunities in implementing managed relocation for conservation of freshwater species. Conservation Biology 25:40-47. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01557.x)
Baker, D.W., B.P. Bledsoe, C.M. Albano, and N.L. Poff. 2011. Downstream effects of diversion dams on sediment and hydraulic conditions of Rocky Mountain streams. River Research and Applications 27:388-401 (DOI: 10.1002/rra.1376)
Culp, J.M., D.G. Armanini, M.J. Dunbar, J.M. Orlofske J.M., N.L. Poff, A.I. Pollard, A.G. Yates & G.C. Hose. 2011. Incorporating traits in aquatic biomonitoring to enhance causal diagnosis and prediction. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 7:187-197. (DOI: 10.1002/ieam.128)
Sanderson, J.S., N. Rowan, T. Wilding, B.P. Bledsoe, W.J. Miller, & N.L. Poff. Getting to scale with environmental flow assessment: the Watershed Flow Evaluation Tool. River Research and Applications. Article first published online 27 June 2011, DOI: 10.1002/rra.1542)
Poff N.L., B. Richter, A.H. Arthington, S.E.Bunn, R.J. Naiman, E. Kendy, M. Acreman, C. Apse, B.P. Bledsoe, M. Freeman, J. Henriksen, R.B. Jacobson, J. Kennen, D.M. Merritt, J. O’Keeffe, J.D. Olden, K. Rogers, R.E. Tharme & A. Warner. 2010. The Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA): a new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards. Freshwater Biology 55:147-170.
Merritt, D.M., M.L. Scott, N.L. Poff, G.T. Auble, and D.A. Lytle. 2010. Theory, methods, and tools for determining environmental flows for riparian vegetation: riparian vegetation-flow response guilds. Freshwater Biology 55:206-225.
Stewart-Koster, B., S.E. Bunn, S.J. Mackay, N.L. Poff, R.J. Naiman, and P.S. Lake. 2010. The use of Bayesian networks to guide investments in flow and catchment restoration for impaired river ecosystems. Freshwater Biology 55:243-260.
NOTE: The special issue of Freshwater Biology (Volume 55 (1)) devoted to environmental flows can be veiwed at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117962093/home
Poff N.L., M.I. Pyne, B.P. Bledsoe, C.C. Cuhaciyan, and D.M. Carlisle. 2010. Developing linkages between species traits and multiscaled environmental variation to explore vulnerability of stream benthic communities to climate change Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29:1441-1458.
Souchon, Y., C. Sabaton, R. Deibel, D. Reiser, J. Kershner, M. Gard, C. Katopodis, P. Leonard, N.L. Poff, W.J. Miller, and B.L. Lamb. 2008. Detecting biological responses to flow management: missed opportunities, future directions. River Research & Applications 24:506-518.
Palmer, M.A., D. Lettenmaier, N.L. Poff, S. Postel, B.D. Richter and R. Warner. 2008. Wild and Scenic Rivers, pp. 6-1 to 6-73 in Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [Julius, S.H., J.M. West (eds.), J.S. Baron, B. Griffith, L.A. Joyce, P. Kareiva, B.D. keller, M.A. Palmer, C.H. Peterson, and J.M. Scott (authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC, USA, (873 pp.). Available at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-3/final-report/default.htm
Lettenmaier, D.P., D. Major, N.L. Poff, and S. Running. 2008. Water Resources, pp. 121-150 in The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4. [M. Walsh, Managing editor), P. Backlund, A. Janetos, and D. Schimel (convening lead authors). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington DC, USA Available at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-4/final-report/
Parasiewicz, P., J. Nestler, N. L. Poff, and R. A. Goodwin. 2008. Virtual reference river: a model for scientific discovery and reconciliation. Pages 189-206 in M. S. Alonso and I. M. Rubio, editors, Ecological Management: New Research. Editors, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY (ISBN: 978-1-60456-786-1)
Poff, N.L., J.D. Olden, D. Merritt, and D. Pepin. 2007. Homogenization of regional river dynamics by dams and global biodiversity implications. Proceedings of the National Academcy of Sciences 104:5732-5737.
Thorp, R.A., J.B. Monroe, E.C. Thorp, T.A. Wellnitz, and N.L. Poff. 2007. Food and habitat relationships of Claassenia sabulosa (Plecoptera: Perlidae) in the upper Colorado River, Colorado. Western North American Naturalist 67:57-62.
Kennard, M.J., J.D. Olden, A.H. Arthington, B.J. Pusey, and N.L. Poff. Flow regime and habitat interact at multiple scales to shape fish assemblages in hydrologically variable rivers of eastern Australia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1346-1259.
Poff, N.L., J.D. Olden, N.K.M. Vieira, D.S. Finn, M.P. Simmons, and B.C. Kondratieff. 2006. Functional trait niches of North American lotic insects: trait-based ecological applications in light of phylogenetic relationships. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25:730-755. [Rosemary Mackay Fund special paper]
link to supplemental data - http://rydberg.biology.colostate.edu/Research/poff-etal-2006/
Poff, N.L., B.D. Bledsoe, and C.O. Cuhaciyan. Hydrologic variation with land use across the contiguous United States: geomorphic and ecological consequences for stream ecosystems. Geomorphology 79:264-285. [Invited paper for 2006 Binghamton Conference]
Olden, J.D, N.L. Poff, and B. P. Bledsoe. 2006. Incorporating ecological knowledge into ecoinformatics: An example of modeling hierarchically structured aquatic communities with neural networks. Ecological Informatics 1: 33-42.
Groffman, P.M., J.S. Baron, T. Blett, A.J. Gold, I. Goodman, L.H. Gunderson, B. Levinson, M.A. Palmer, H.W. Paerl, G.D. Peterson, N.L. Poff, D.W. Rejeski, J.F. Reynolds, M.G. Turner, K.C. Weathers, J. Wiens. 2006. Ecological thresholds: the key to successful environmental management or an important concept with no practical application? Ecosystems 9:1-13.
Vieira, N. K.M., Poff, N. L., Carlisle, D. M., Moulton, S. R., Koski, M. L., and Kondratieff, B. C., 2006. A database of lotic invertebrate traits for North America: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 187, http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/ds187/pdf/ds187.pdf
Finn, D.S. and N.L. Poff. 2005. Variability and convergence in benthic communities along the longitudinal gradients of four physically similar Rocky Mountain streams. Freshwater Biology 50(2): 243-261.
Wohl, E., P. L. Angermeier, B. Bledsoe, G. M. Kondolf, L. MacDonnell, D. M. Merritt, M. A. Palmer, N. L. Poff and D. Tarboton. 2005. River restoration. Water Resources Research 41 W10301, doi:10.1029/2005WR003985.
Gibson, C. A., J. L. Meyer, N. L. Poff, L. E. Hay and A. Georgakakos. 2005. Flow regime alterations under changing climate in two river basins: Implications for freshwater ecosystems. River Research and Applications 21(8): 849-864.
Olden, J.D., N.L. Poff, and M.L. McKinney. 2005. Forecasting patterns of faunal and floral homogenization associated with human population geography in North America. Biological Conservation 127:261-271.
Monroe, J.B., N.L. Poff, and R. Thorp. 2005. Natural history of Pogastia partica in a regulated reach of the upper Colorado River. 2005. Southwestern American Naturalist 65:451-461. NA
Allan, J.D., M.A. Palmer, and N.L. Poff. 2005. Climate Change and Freshwater Ecosystems. Pages 274-290 in T.E. Lovejoy and L. Hannah (eds.), Climate Change and Biodiversity. Yale University Press. NA
Olden, J.D., N.L. Poff, M.R. Douglas, M.E. Douglass, and K.D. Fausch. 2004. Ecological and evolutionary consequences of biotic homogenization beyond a simple focus on species diversity loss. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19:18-24.
Olden, J. D., A. L. Hoffman, J. B. Monroe and N. L. Poff. 2004. Movement behaviour and dynamics of an aquatic insect in a stream benthic landscape. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie 82(7): 1135-1146.
Cook, R. R., P. L. Angermeier, D. S. Finn, N. L. Poff and K. L. Krueger. 2004. Geographic variation in patterns of nestedness among local stream fish assemblages in Virginia. Oecologia 140(4): 639-649.
Poff, N. L., J. D. Allan, M. A. Palmer, D. D. Hart, B. D. Richter, A. H. Arthington, K. H. Rogers, J. L. Meyers and J. A. Stanford. 2003. Fiver flows and water wars: emerging science for environmental decision making. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1(6): 298-306.
Blinn, D.W., and N.L. Poff. The Colorado River System, Pages 483-538 in Rivers of North America (A.C. Benke and C.E. Cushing, eds.) 2003. Academic Press. (In Press) NA
Baron, J.S., N.L. Poff, P.L. Angermeier, C.N. Dahm, P.H. Gleick, N.G. Hairston, Jr., R.B. Jackson, C.A. Johnston, B.G. Richter, and A.D. Steinman. 2003. Sustaining healthy freshwater ecosystems. Issues in Ecology#10. Ecological Society of America.
Baron, J.S., N.L. Poff, P.L. Angermeier, C.N. Dahm, P.H. Gleick, N.G. Hairston, Jr., R.B. Jackson, C.A. Johnston, B.G. Richter, and A.D. Steinman. 2002. Meeting ecological and societal needs for freshwater. Ecological Applications 121247-1260.
Benda, L., N.L. Poff, C. Tague, M.A. Palmer, J. Pizzuto, S.L. Cooper, E.H. Stanley, G. Moglen, and N. Boekstel. How to avoid train wrecks when using science in environmental problem solving. 2002. BioScience 52:1127-1136.
Pepin, D., N.L. Poff, and J. Baron. 2002. Ecological Effects of Stream and River Water Development, Pages 113-132 in Rocky Mountain Futures (J. Baron, ed.), Island Press. NA
Poff, N.L., M. Brinson, and J.B. Day. 2002. Freshwater and coastal ecosystems and global climate change: a review of projected impacts for the United States. Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA. 44 pp.
Poff, N.L, P.L. Angermeier, S.D. Cooper, P.S. Lake , K.D. Fausch, K.O. Winemiller, L.A.K. Mertes, M.W. Oswood, J.Reynolds, and F.J. Rahel. 2001. Fish diversity in streams and rivers. Pages 315-349 in F.S. Chapin, O.E. Sala, and R. Huber-Sannwald (eds.), Scenarios of future biodiversity. Springer-Verlag, New York.
Wellnitz, T.A., N.L. Poff, G. Cosyleon, and B. Steury. 2001. Current velocity and spatial scale as determinants of the distribution and abundance of two rheophilic herbivorous insects. Landscape Ecology 16:111-120.
Frissell, C.A., N.L. Poff, and M.E. Jensen. 2001. Assessment of biotic patterns in freshwater ecosystems. Pages 390-403 in M.E. Jensen and P.S. Bourgeron (eds.), A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments. Springer, New York.
Jensen, M.E., I.A. Goodman, P.S. Bourgeron, N.L. Poff, and C.K. Brewer. 2001. Effectiveness of direct and indirect biophysical criteria in the hierarchical classification of drainage basins. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 37:1155-1167.
Sala, O.E., F.S. Chapin III, J.J. Armesto, E. Berlow, J. Bloomfield, R. Dirzo, E. Huber-Sanwald, L.F. Huenneke, R. Jackson, A. Kinzig, R. Leemans, D. Lodge, H.A. Mooney, M. Oesterheld, N.L. Poff, M.T. Sykes, B.H. Walker, M. Walker, and D.H. Wall. 2000. Global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100. Science 287:1770-1774.
Marschall, E.A., D.A. Roff, T.P. Quinn, J.A. Hutchings, N.B. Metcalf, T.A. Bakke, R.L. Saunders, and N.L. Poff. 1998. A framework for understanding Atlantic salmon life history. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55 (Suppl. 1): 48-58.
Poff, N.L., J.D. Allan, M. B. Bain, J.R. Karr, K.L. Prestegaard, B. Richter, R. Sparks, and J. Stromberg. 1997. The natural flow regime: a new paradigm for riverine conservation and restoration. BioScience 47:769-784.
Poff, N.L., and Nelson-Baker, K. 1997. Habitat heterogeneity and algal-grazer interactions in streams: Explorations with a spatially explicit model. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 16:263-276.
Ward, J.V., N.J. Voelz, and N.L. Poff. 1994. Gradient analysis of zoobenthic community structure along a mountain stream continuum. Verhandlungen der internationale Vereinigung des angewandten und theoretische Limnologie 25:1462-1464. NA
Poff, N.L., M.A. Palmer, P.A. Angermeier, C.C. Hakenkamp, R.L. Vadas, A. Bely, P. Arensburger, and A. Martin. 1993. Size structure of the metazoan community in a temperate Piedmont stream. Oecologia 95:202-209.
Poff, N.L. 1992. Regional stream hydrology: climate change and ecological implications. In P.L. Firth and S.G. Fisher (eds.), Global climate change and freshwater ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, New York. pp. 88-115.
Poff, N.L., N.J. Voelz, J.V. Ward, and R.E. Lee. 1990. Algal colonization under four experimentally-controlled current regimes in a high mountain stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 9:303-318.
Poff, N.L., and J.V. Ward. 1989. Implications of streamflow variability and predictability for lotic community structure: a regional analysis of streamflow patterns. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 46:1805-1818.
Poff, N.L., and J.V. Ward. 1988. Use of occupied Glossosoma verdona (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae) cases by early instars of Baetis spp. (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) in a Rocky Mountain stream. Entomological News 99:97-101. NA
Poff, N.L., and R.A. Matthews. 1986. Benthic macroinvertebrate community structural and functional group response to thermal enhancement in the Savannah River and a Coastal Plain tributary. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 106: 119-137.
Hauer, F.R., N.L.
Poff, and P. Firth. 1986. Leaf litter decomposition across broad thermal
gradients in southeastern Coastal Plain streams and swamps. Journal
of Freshwater Ecology 3:545-552. NA
and R.A. Matthews. 1985. The replacement of Stenonema spp. by Caenis
diminuta Walker as the numerical dominant in the mayfly assemblage
of a thermally-stressed stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Poff, N.L. 1991. An Assessment of the Kalabagh Dam Project on the River Indus Pakistan, by M. N. Gazdar. Environmental Management Society, Pakistan Environmental Network, Karachi Pakistan, 1990. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management. NA
Poff, N.L. 1990. Climate Change and U.S. Water Resources, by P.E. Waggoner (ed). Wiley Interscience Publication, NY, 1990. Water Resources Bulletin. NA
Reports and Non-peer-reviewed papers
Rader, R.B., and N.L. Poff. 1999 (January). Development of an individual-based trout instream flow model. Published in "Stream Notes", US Forest Service, Ft. Collins, CO. NA
Poff, N.L., and J.D. Allan. 1993. Streamflow variability, fish community structure, and implications for climatic change. Report for contract #CR-81654-0010, ERL-D, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 308 pp. NA
Trout Unlimited's North American Salmonid Policy: Science-based guidance for 21st Century coldwater conservation. 1997. 46 pp. (Arlington, VA 22209.) NA
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