David M. Theobald, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Assistant Professor
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474
Phone: 970.491.5122; 970.491.1965 (FAX)
Updated 1 February 2012
Theobald, DM, SE Reed, K Fields, and M Soule. In press. Connecting natural landscapes using a landscape permeability model to prioritize conservation activities in the US. Conservation Letters.
Esteves, CF, SF de Barros Ferraz, KMPM de Barros Ferrz, M Galetti, and DM Theobald. 2011. Human accessibility modeling applied to protected areas management. Natureza & Conservação 9(2): 232-239. (link)
Theobald, DM, KR Crooks, JB Norman. 2011. Assessing effects of land use on landscape connectivity: loss and fragmentation of western US forests. Ecological Applications 21(7): 2445-2458.
Bierwagen, BG, DM Theobald, CR Pyke, A Choate, P Groth, JV Thomas, and P Morefield. 2010. National housing and impervious surface scenarios for integrated climate impact assessments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(49): 20887-20892. (PDF)
Theobald, DM. 2010. Estimating changes in natural landscapes from 1992 to 2030 for the conterminous United States. Landscape Ecology 25(7):999-1011. (link)
Leinwand, IIF, DM Theobald, J Mitchell, and RL Knight. 2010. Land-use dynamics at the public-private interface: a case study in Colorado. Landscape and Urban Planning 97(3): 182-193. (link).
Wade, AA, and DM Theobald. 2010. Residential encroachment on U.S. protected areas. Conservation Biology 24(1):151-161. (link)
Theobald, DM, JB Norman, III, and P Newman. 2010. Estimating visitor use of protected areas by modeling accessibility: a case study in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Journal of Conservation Planning 6:1-20. (PDF)
Schoennagel, T, CR Nelson, DM Theobald, GC Carnwath, and TB Chapman. 2009. Implementation of National Fire Plan treatments near the wildland-urban interface in the western U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(26):10706-10711.
Pettebone, D, P Newman, and DM Theobald. 2009. A comparison of sampling designs for monitoring recreational trail impacts in Rocky Mountain National Park. Environmental Management 43 (3): 523-532.
Ferraz, SFB, CA Vettorazzi, and DM Theobald. 2009. Using indicators of deforestation and historical land use to support conservation strategies: A case study of central Rondonia, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1586-1595.
Theobald, DM, A Wade, G Wilcox, and N Peterson. 2009. Analyzing risks to protected areas using the human modification framework: A Colorado case-study. Forest Encyclopedia – USFS Threats to Wildlands. URL: http://www.forestencyclopedia.net/p/p3649/view
Theobald, DM, SJ Goetz, JB Norman, and P Jantz. 2009. Watersheds at risk to increased impervious surface in the conterminous United States. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14(4): 362-368.
Magle, SB, DM Theobald, and KR Crooks. 2009. A comparison of metrics predicting landscape connectivity for a highly interactive species along an urban gradient in Colorado, USA. Landscape Ecology 24: 267-280.
Theobald, DM 2009. GIS Concepts and ArcGIS Methods (4th Ed.) – Explaining the why's and how's of ArcGIS v9.3
*Modeling strategies for adaptation to coupled climate and land use change in the US (link to Woods Hole Research Institute)
*Fire & water in Colorado and changing landscapes
*Integrated Climate and Land Use System, EPA (ICLUS report)
Creating a transportation location efficiency indicator for Green Building Policy Analysis
Extent and pattern of development threats on US rangelands (RotE)
Ecological condition of US National Parks: Enhancing decision support through monitoring, analysis, and forecasting (PALMS)
Colorado Ownership, Management, and Protection (COMaP)
Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Rocky Mountain National Park (report) and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Western Riparian Threats Assessment (report)
Inventory and Website of Colorado Trails (CoTrails)
Colorado Natural Diversity Information Source (NDIS)
Colorado Vegetation Model (CVM)
Landscape Connectivity and Pattern (LCaP): tools for ArcGIS
Functional Connectivity (FunConn) tools for ArcGIS v93 (zip)
Functional Linkage of Watersheds and Streams (FLoWS) tools for ArcGIS v93 (zip)
Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Ph.D. student
Sophia Linn, Research Associate
David Mueller, MS student
Sarah Reed, Smith Post-doctoral fellow (link)
Jessica Salo, Ph.D. student, Modeling riparian ecosystems in the Southern Rockies Ecoregion
Past (current affiliation)
Silvio Ferraz, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chris Johnson, Colorado Division of Wildlife
Mary Kneeland, Colorado Division of Wildlife
Matt Lineal, Peace Corp (Honduras)
Sam Litschert, Earth Systems Research Institute
John Norman, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Lee O’Brien, MS, Depicting uncertainty in wildlife-habitat suitability models using Bayesian inference and expert opinion
Erin Peterson, PhD, CSIRO
Nate Peterson, The Nature Conservancy
Melissa Sherburne, EDAW-Fort Collins
Paola Vera-Mendez, MS, A comparison of environmental values from visitors, residents, and park managers of Palenque National Park, Chiapas, Mexico.
Alisa Wade, PhD, NCEAS
Grant Wilcox, Colorado Division of Wildlife