Elsen, P.R., Saxon, E.C., Simmons, B.A., Ward, M., Williams, B.A., Grantham, H.S., Kark, S., Levin, N., Perez-Hammerle, K.-V., Reside, A.E. & Watson, J.E.M. 2021. Accelerated shifts in terrestrial life zones under rapid climate change. Global Change Biology doi:10.1111/gcb.15962. Link PDF Data

Feng, Y., Ziegler, A.D., Elsen, P.R., Liu, Y., He, X., Spracklen, D.V., Holden, J., Jiang, X., Zheng, C. & Zeng, Z. 2021. Upward expansion and acceleration of forest clearance in the mountains of Southeast Asia. Nature Sustainability 4, 892—899. Link PDF

Muñoz-Sáez, A., Choe, H., Boynton, R.M., Elsen, P.R. & Thorne, J.H. 2021. Climate exposure shows high risk and few climate refugia for Chilean native vegetation. Science of the Total Environment 785, 147399. Link PDF

Anderson, S.C., Elsen, P.R., Hughes, B.B., Tonietto, R.K., Bletz, M.C., Gill, D.A., Holgerson, M.A., Kuebbing, S.E., McDonough MacKenzie, C., Meek, M.H. & Veríssimo, D. 2021. Trends in ecology and conservation over eight decades. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1002/fee.2320. Link PDF

Silveira, E.M.O., Radeloff, V.C., Martinuzzi, S., Pastur, G.J.M., Rivera, L.O., Politi, N., Lizarraga, L., Farwell, L.S., Elsen, P.R. & Pidgeon, A.M. 2021. Spatio-temporal remotely sensed indices identify hotspots of biodiversity conservation concern. Remote Sensing of Environment 258, 112368. Link PDF

Elsen, P.R., Farwell, L.S., Pidgeon, A.M. & Radeloff, V.C. 2021. Contrasting seasonal patterns of relative temperature and thermal heterogeneity and their influence on breeding and winter bird richness patterns across the conterminous United States. Ecography 44, 953—965. Link PDF Data

Grantham, H.S., Duncan, A., Evans, T.D., Jones, K.R., Beyer, H.L., Schuster, R., Walston, J., Ray, J.C., Robinson, J.G., Callow, M., Clements, T., Costa, H.M., DeGemmis, A., Elsen, P.R., Ervin, J., Franco, P., Goldman, E., Goetz, S., Hansen, A., Hofsvang, E., Jantz, P., Jupiter, S., Kang, A., Langhammer, P., Laurance, W.F., Lieberman, S., Linkie, M., Malhi, Y., Maxwell, S., Mendez, M., Mittermeier, R., Murray, N.J., Possingham, H., Radachowsky, J., Saatchi, S., Samper, C., Silverman, J., Shapiro, A., Strassburg, B., Stevens, T., Stokes, E., Taylor, R., Tear, T., Tizard, R., Venter, O., Visconti, P., Wang, S. & Watson, J.E.M. 2020. Anthropogenic modification of forests means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity. Nature Communications 11, 5978. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Monahan, W. B., Dougherty, E. R. & Merenlender, A. M. 2020. Keeping pace with climate change in global terrestrial protected areas. Science Advances 6, eaay0814. Link PDF

Farwell, L. S., Elsen, P. R., Razenkova, E., Pidgeon, A. M. & Radeloff, V. C. 2020. Habitat heterogeneity captured by 30-m resolution satellite image texture predicts bird richness across the United States. Ecological Applications e02157. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Monahan, W. B. & Merenlender, A. M. 2020. Topography and human pressure in mountain ranges alter expected species responses to climate change. Nature Communications 11, 1-11. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Farwell, L. S., Pidgeon, A. M. & Radeloff, V. C. 2020. Landsat 8 TIRS-derived relative temperature and thermal heterogeneity predict winter bird species richness patterns across the conterminous United States. Remote Sensing of Environment 236, 111514. Link PDF

Srinivasan, U., Elsen, P. R. & Wilcove, D. S. 2019. Annual temperature variation influences the vulnerability of montane species to land-use change. Ecography 42, 2084-2094. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Ramesh, K. & Wilcove, D. S. 2018. Conserving Himalayan birds in highly seasonal forested and agricultural landscapes. Conservation Biology 32, 1313-1324. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Monahan, W. B. & Merenlender, A. M. 2018. Reply to You et al.: The World Database on Protected Areas is an invaluable resource for global conservation assessments and planning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115, E9029-E9030. Link PDF


Elsen, P. R., Monahan, W. B. & Merenlender, A. M. 2018. Global patterns of protection of elevational gradients in mountain ranges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 115, 6004-6009. Link PDF

Estes, L. Elsen, P. R., Treuer, T., Ahmed, L., Caylor, K., Chang, J., Choi, J. J. & Ellis, E. C. 2018. The spatial and temporal scales of modern ecology. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 819-826 Link PDF

Srinivasan, U.*, Elsen, P. R.*, Tingley, M. W. & Wilcove D. S. 2018. Temperature and competition interact to structure Himalayan bird communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 20172593. (*Authors contributed equally.) Link PDF

Arora, G., Sharma, P., Inskipp, T. & Elsen, P. R. 2017. Records of White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana from Uttarakhand, and a review of its status in the Himalaya west of Nepal. Indian Birds 13, 18-21. PDF


Elsen, P. R., Tingley, M. W., Kalyanaraman, R., Ramesh, K. & Wilcove, D. S. 2017. The role of competition, ecotones, and temperature in the elevational distribution of Himalayan birds. Ecology 98, 337-348. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R., Kalyanaraman, R., Ramesh, K. & Wilcove, D. S. 2017. The importance of agricultural lands for Himalayan birds in winter. Conservation Biology doi:10.1111/cobi.12812. Link PDF

Pellegrini, A. F. A., Socolar, J. B., Elsen, P. R. & Giam, X. 2016. Trade-offs between savanna woody plant diversity and carbon storage in the Brazilian Cerrado. Global Change Biology 22, 3373-3382. Link PDF

Elsen, P. R. & Tingley, M. W. 2015. Global mountain topography and the fate of montane species under climate change. Nature Climate Change 5, 772-776. Link PDF

Wittemyer, G., Elsen, P., Bean, W. T., Burton, A. Coleman O. & Brashares, J. S. 2008.Accelerated human population growth at protected area edges. Science 321, 123-126. Link PDF