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                                                                                                              A Small Selection from Creekside Science Staffs’ Publications and Reports

SRM Solar Analyst Screenshot, a Creekside Science analytic program for determining solar radiation across a landscape.


Weiss, S.B.  1999. Cars, cows, and checkerspot butterflies: nitrogen deposition and grassland management for a threatened species. Conservation Biology 13:1476-1486.  pdf

Murphy, D.D., and S.B. Weiss. 1988. Ecological studies and the conservation of the Bay checkerspot butterfly, Euphydryas editha bayensis.  Biological Conservation 46:183-200.  pdf

Clark, D.B., D.A. Clark, P.M. Rich, S.B. Weiss, and S.F. Oberbauer. 1996. Landscape–scale evaluation of understory light and canopy structure: methods and application in a neotropical lowland rain forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 26:747–757.  pdf

Murphy, D.D., K.E. Freas, and S.B. Weiss. 1990. An environment-metapopulation approach to population viability analysis for a threatened invertebrate. Conservation Biology 4:41-51.  pdf

Murphy, D.D., and S.B. Weiss. 1988. A long-term monitoring plan for a threatened butterfly. Conservation Biology 2:367-374.  pdf

Murphy, D.D., and S.B. Weiss. 1987. A bibliography of Euphydryas.  Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 26:256-264.

Rich, P.M., J. Wood, D.A. Vieglais, K. Burek, and N. Webb. 1999. Guide to HemiView: software for analysis of hemispherical photography. Delta–T Devices, Ltd., Cambridge, England.  pdf

Van de Ven, C.M., S.B. Weiss, and W.G. Ernst. 2007.  Plant species distributions under current conditions and forecasted for warmer climates in an arid mountain range. Earth Interactions 11:1-33.  pdf

J.B. Bruening, T.J. Tran, A.G. Bunn, S.B. Weiss, and M.W. Salzer. 2017. Fine-scale modeling of bristlecone pine treeline position in the Great Basin, USA Environ.
Res. Lett. 12 014008.   pdf

Weiss, S.B., D.C. Luth, and B. Guerra. 2003.  Potential solar radiation in a VSP trellis at 38°N latitude.  Practical Winery and Vineyard 25:16-27.  pdf

Weiss, S.B. 2000. Vertical and temporal patterns of insolation in an old-growth forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30:1953-1964.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., and D.D. Murphy. 1993. Climatic consideration in reserve design and ecological restoration. pp. 89-107 in Saunders, D.A., R.J. Hobbs, and P.R. Ehrlich (eds.) Nature Conservation 3: Reconstruction of Fragmented Ecosystems.  Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton NSW, Australia.

Weiss, S.B., P.M. Rich, D.D. Murphy, W.H. Calvert, P.R. Ehrlich. 1991. Forest canopy structure at overwintering monarch butterfly sites: measurements with hemispherical photography. Conservation Biology 5:165–175.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., and D.D. Murphy. 1990. Thermal microenvironments and the restoration of rare butterfly habitat.  pp. 50-60 in: J. Berger (ed.) Environmental Restoration: Science and Strategies for Restoring the Earth. Island Press, Washington D.C.

Weiss, S.B., D.D. Murphy, and R.R. White. 1988. Sun, slope, and butterflies: topographic determinants of habitat quality for Euphydryas editha bayensis. Ecology 69:1486-1496.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., and D.D. Murphy. 1988. Fractal geometry and caterpillar dispersal, or how many inches do inchworms inch?  Functional Ecology 2:116-118.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., R.R. White, D.D. Murphy, and P.R. Ehrlich. 1987. Growth and dispersal of larvae of the checkerspot butterfly Euphydryas editha. Oikos 50:161-166.  pdf

Dr. Weiss and Jimmy Quenelle recording checkerspot larvae data


Bay Area Open Space Council. 2011. The Conservation Lands Network: San Francisco Bay Area Upland Habitat Goals Project Report. Berkeley, CA. (Dr. Stuart Weiss served as the Science Advisor) link to pdf

Naumovich, L., C. Niederer, and S.B. Weiss. 2011. Serpentine Prairie Restoration Project, Redwood Regional Park: Year 3. Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report for the East Bay Regional Park District. pdf

Niederer, C., S.B. Weiss, and H. Forbes. 2011. San Mateo Thornmint Restoration Project. Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report. (report confidential)

Bartosh, H., L. Naumovich, and L. Baker. 2010. A Guidebook to Botanical Priority Plant Protection Areas of the East Bay. East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Berkeley, CA. low resolution pdf

Wayne, L., S.B. Weiss, and C. Niederer. 2009. Recovery action plan for the Mission Blue Butterfly (Icaricia icarioides missionensis) at Twin Peaks Natural Area.  Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report.  pdf

Niederer, C. 2008.  Barbed goatgrass (Aegilops triuncialis) at Coyote Ridge Management Report. Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., P.M. Rich, and A.E. Launer.  2008.  San Francisquito Creek Habitat Monitoring Project Final Report.  Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report. report pdf & report appendix pdf

Weiss, S.B., and P.M. Rich.  2008.  Recommendations for Restoration of Monarch Butterfly Winter Habitat at Norma B. Gibbs Park, Huntington Beach, CA. Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report.  pdf

Weiss, S.B., D.H. Wright, and C. Niederer.  2007.  Serpentine Vegetation Management Project Final Report.  Creekside Center for Earth Observation Report. pdf

Bren School of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Creekside Center for Earth Observation (Bren and Creekside). 2006. Impacts of nitrogen deposition on California ecosystems and biodiversity Report prepared for the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program. 68 pages.  pdf & appendix pdf

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