Publications



Journal publications and book chapters

Bahn, V., B.J. McGill. 2013. Assessing the predictive power of distribution models. Oikos 122(3): 321-331. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00299.x [Request reprint; pdf]
This paper was featured as an editor's pick in the March 2013 issue of Oikos

Warren, R.J., V. Bahn. and M.A. Bradford. 2012. Decoupling litter barrier and soil moisture influences on the establishment of an invasive grass. Plant Soil: DOI 10.1007/s11104-012-1477-z [Request reprint; pdf]

Warren, R.J., V. Bahn, and M.A. Bradford. 2011. The interaction between propagule pressure, habitat suitability and density-dependent reproduction in species invasion. Oikos 121(6): 874–881. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20174.x [Request reprint; pdf]

Warren, R.J., P. McAfee, and V. Bahn. 2011. Ecological differentiation among key plant mutualists from a cryptic ant guild. Insectes Sociaux, 58, 505-512. [Request reprint; pdf]

Warren, R.J., V. Bahn, and M.A. Bradford. 2011. Temperature cues phenological synchrony in ant-mediated seed dispersal. Global Change Biology 17:2444-2454. [Request reprint; pdf]

Warren, R.J., V. Bahn, T.D. Kramer, Y. Tang and M.A. Bradford. 2011. Performance and reproduction of an exotic invader across temperate forest gradients. Ecosphere 2:article 14, doi:10.1890/ES10-00181.1. [Request reprint; pdf]

Burger, A.E., R.A. Ronconi, M.P. Silvergieter, C. Conroy, V. Bahn, I.A. Manley, A. Cober, and D.B. Lank. 2010. Factors affecting the availability of thick epiphyte mats and other potential nest platforms for Marbled Murrelets in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:727-746. [Request reprint; pdf]

Bahn, V. 2008. Failure to find the relationship between dispersal and spatial autocorrelation in species abundance. Journal of Negative Results in Ecology and Evolution 5(1):1-13. [Request reprint; pdf]

Bahn, V., W.B. Krohn, and R.J. O'Connor. 2008. Dispersal leads to autocorrelation in animal distributions: a simulation model. Ecological Modelling 213(3-4):285-292. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.12.005. [Request reprint; pdf]
This paper was the most downloaded paper in Ecological Modelling in 2011

Bahn, V. and B.J. McGill. 2007. Can niche-based distribution models outperform spatial interpolation?. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16(6):733-742 [Request reprint; pdf]
This paper is featured in a commentary in the Journal of Biogeography 34(12):2009–2011 by David Currie and has been evaluated as "must read" for the Faculty of 1000 Biology by George Malanson.

Bahn, V., R.J. O'Connor, and W.B. Krohn. 2006. Importance of spatial autocorrelation in modeling bird distributions at a continental scale. Ecography 29: 835-844. [Request reprint; pdf]

Bahn, V., R.J. O'Connor, and W.B. Krohn. 2006. Effect of dispersal at range edges on the structure of species ranges. Oikos 115: 89-96. [Request reprint; pdf]

Newsom, D.N., V. Bahn, and B. Cashore. 2006. Does forest certification matter? An analysis of operation-level changes required during the SmartWood certification process in the United States. Forest Policy and Economics 9:197– 208. [Please send me an email before downloading in pdf format because of copyright stipulations]

Burger A. E., and V. Bahn. 2004. Inland habitat associations of Marbled Murrelets on southwest Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Journal of Field Ornithology 75(1):53-66. [Request reprint; pdf]

Bahn V., and D. N. Newsom. 2002. Can marbled murrelet use of nesting habitat be predicted from mapped forest characteristics? Pages 89-100 in: Burger A. E., and T. A. Chatwin, editors. Multi-scale studies of populations, distribution and habitat associations of marbled murrelets in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.: Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. [Request reprint; pdf]

Bahn V., and D. N. Newsom. 2002. Habitat suitability mapping for marbled murrelets in Clayoquot Sound. Pages 101-119 in: Burger A. E., and T. A. Chatwin, editors. Multi-scale studies of populations, distribution and habitat associations of marbled murrelets in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.: Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. [Request reprint; pdf]

Conroy C. J., V. Bahn, M. S. Rodway, L. Ainsworth, and D. N. Newsom. 2002. Estimating nest densities for marbled murrelets in three habitat suitability categories in the Ursus Valley, Clayoquot Sound. Pages 121-137 in: Burger A. E., and T. A. Chatwin, editors. Multi-scale studies of populations, distribution and habitat associations of marbled murrelets in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.: Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. [Request reprint; pdf]

Burger A. E., V. Bahn, and A. R. M. Tillmanns. 2000. Comparison of coastal fringe and interior forests as reserves for marbled murrelets on Vancouver Island. Condor 102(4):915-920. [Request reprint; pdf]

Theses

Bahn, V. 2005. Implications of spatial autocorrelation and dispersal for the modeling of species distributions. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA. 103 p. [pdf]

Bahn, V. 1998. Habitat requirements and habitat suitability index for the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) as a management target species in the Ursus Valley, British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis. Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. 167 p. [pdf]

Conference and meetings presentations

Bahn V., J.H. Miller, and J.L. Peters. Independent estimates of population history help unlock the genetic signatures in duck populations. 96th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011, Austin, TX, USA.

Warren, II, R.J., V. Bahn and MA Bradford. Temperature cues phenological synchrony in ant-mediated seed dispersal. 96th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 7-12, 2011, Austin, TX, USA.

Miller, J.H., V. Bahn. Spatial dynamics and structure of the North American Pleistocene megafaunal extinction. 70th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, October 10-13, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA.

Burger A.E., R.A. Ronconi, M.P. Silvergieter, I.A. Manley, D.B. Lank, C. Conroy, V. Bahn and A. Cober. Factors affecting the availability of potential nest platforms for Marbled Murrelets in British Columbia. 37th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, February 17-20, 2010, Long Beach, California, USA.

Bahn V., J.H. Miller, P. McAfee, and J.L. Peters. Continental-scale variability in climate history since the last glacial maximum provides a natural experiment for the influence of climate on duck distributions (genus Anas). 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 1-6, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Warren, R.J., V. Bahn, T.D. Kramer, Y. Tang and M.A. Bradford. 2010. Niche requirements of an exotic invader across temperate forest gradients. 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 1-6, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Bahn V. 2009. A new method for evaluating species distribution models. 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 2-7, 2009, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

Bahn V. and B. J. McGill. 2008. Preliminary Models for Changes in Bird Distributions Caused by Climate Change in Quebec II. 2ème atelier de travail du projet CC-Bio (Effets des Changements Climatiques sur la Biodiversité du Québec) 17-18 novembre à Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Bahn V. and B. J. McGill. 2008. Finding constraints on the abundance of species: A path forward in large-scale distribution modeling. 93rd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 3-8, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. [Abstract; html]

B. J. McGill and V. Bahn. 2008. Assessing habitat models: Do they work? Are they evidence for mechanism? 93rd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 3-8, 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. [Abstract; html]

Bahn V. and B. J. McGill 2008. Preliminary Models for Changes in Bird Distributions Caused by Climate Change in Quebec. Réunion de travail du projet CC-Bio (Effets des Changements Climatiques sur la Biodiversité du Québec) 21 février à Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Bahn V., B. J. McGill. 2007. Distribution modeling of species at a coarse scale: How are we doing? Ecological Society of America / Society for Ecological Restoration Joint Meeting, August 5-10, 2007, San Jose, California, USA. [Abstract; html]

Bahn V., B. J. McGill. 2007. How well do environment-based models predict species abundances at a coarse scale? Meeting of the Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution, May 16-20, 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Abstract; pdf][Powerpoint slide show; ppt]

Bahn V., R.J. O'Connor, and W.B. Krohn. 2005. The effects of dispersal on animal distributions: a simulation model. Ecological Society of America / INTECOL meeting, August 7-12, 2005, Montreal, Q.C. [Abstract; pdf]

Bahn V., R. J. O'Connor, and W. B. Krohn. 2004. The role of dispersal in shaping bird distributions. American Ornithologists' Union / Society of Canadian Ornithologists meeting, August 16-21, 2004, Université Laval, Québec City, Québec, Canada. [Abstract 317, page 123; pdf]

Bahn V., R. J. O'Connor, and W. B. Krohn. 2003. Model selection for species distribution models incorporating spatial autocorrelation. 59th Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. Northeast Section of the Wildlife Society, 13-16 April 2003, Newport, RI, USA. [Abstract; pdf]

Bahn V. 2000. Marbled murrelet as a target species for land management in coastal British Columbia. Page 735 in: Darling L., editor. Biology and management of species and habitats at risk. Volume 2. 15 - 19 February 1999, Kamloops, B.C. B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, Victoria, B.C. and University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, B.C. [Proceedings - full paper; pdf]

Bahn V., and D. N. Newsom. 1999. Habitat evaluation for marbled murrelets in large, continuous forests of coastal British Columbia. Pacific Seabirds 26(1):22. [Abstract; pdf]

Invited presentations

2010 “Strengthening the connection between distribution modeling and ecology - it's a two-way street" University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute

2010 “Modeling Global Duck Distributions: Past and Present” Yale University

2009 “Observed and Predicted Consequences of Climate Change to our Natural World” Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton, OH, USA

2009 "Big Trees, Little Bird: The Case of the Marbled Murrelet in the Old-growth Temperate Rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia" Wright State University

2008 "Predicting species distributions and abundances: opportunities and pitfalls" Texas State University San Marcos

2008 "Predicting species distributions and abundances over large scales: opportunities and pitfalls" Wright State University Ohio, Texas job interviews, ecolunch, Bio-CC meeting

2007 “Species Distributions: the relative importance of habitat, space and population dynamics” Université du Québec à Montréal

2007 “Species Distributions: the relative importance of habitat, space and population dynamics” University of Ontario Technical Institute

2006 "Species distributions: the importance of habitat, space and population dynamics" Faculty retreat, McGill University

2006 "Implications of spatial autocorrelation and dispersal for distribution modeling." McGill University.

2004 "Spatial autocorrelation in species occurrence models." University of Maine.

2002 "Big trees, big money, little bird: the case of the marbled murrelet in the old-growth temperate rainforest of Clayoquot sound, British Columbia." University of Maine.

1997 "Autoecology of the marbled murrelet." Long Beach Model Forest, Ucluelet, B.C.

Unpublished Reports

Burger A. E., V. Bahn, and A. Young. 2000. Assessment of nesting habitat for marbled murrelets in the coastal Douglas-fir forests of southeast Vancouver Island in 1998 and 1999. Victoria, B.C., Canada: Department of Biology, University of Victoria. 36 p.

Bahn V., A. E. Burger, and D. Newsom. 1999. Distribution, relative densities, and habitat associations of Marbled Murrelets in the Ursus Valley, 1995-1997. Pages 270-333 in: Chatwin T. A., A. E. Burger, and L. E. Jones, editors. Inventory of marbled murrelets in Clayoquot Sound 1997. Vancouver Island Regional Office, Nanaimo, B.C.: B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks.

Bahn V., and D. N. Newsom. 1999. Clayoquot Sound marbled murrelet inland inventory 1998: Habitat evaluation and activity monitoring. Vancouver Island Regional Office Nanaimo, B.C.: Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. 60 p.

Burger A. E., V. Bahn, and D. N. Newsom. 1995. Marbled murrelets in the Ursus Valley, Clayoquot Sound: Population density, distribution and habitat use. Vancouver Island Regional Office, Nanaimo, B.C.: Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. 21 p.


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