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  • Master, L. L. 1977. The effect of interspecific competition on habitat utilization by two species of Peromyscus. Diss Abstr. B Int. 38 (6): 2510.

  • Master, L. L. 1978. A survey of the current distribution, abundance, and habitat requirements of threatened and potentially threatened species of small mammals in Michigan. Report to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. 102 pp.

  • Master, L. L. 1979. Some observations on Great Gray Owls and their prey in Michigan. The Jack-Pine Warbler 57:215-217.

  • Master, L. L. 1982. Sorex fumeus: a new mammal for Michigan. The Jack-Pine Warbler 60:28-29.

  • Master, L. L. 1982. Fresh-water mussels of Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Circular No. 192.

  • Master, L. L., W. M. Rose, S. R. Crispin, S. J. Ouwinga, J. Gereau, and M. A. DeBoer. 1982. The Michigan Natural Features Inventory Program: a two-year progress report. 141 pp.

  • Payne, R. B. and L. L. Master. 1983. Breeding of a mixed pair of white-shielded and red-shielded American coots in Michigan. Wilson Bulletin 95:467-469.

  • Myers, P. and L. L. Master. 1983. Reproduction by Peromyscus maniculatus: size and compromise. Journal of Mammalogy 64:1-18.

  • Master, L. L. 1984. A regional heritage program. The Nature Conservancy News 34:23-25.

  • Myers, P., L. L. Master, and A. R. Garrett. 1985. Ambient temperature and rainfall: an effect on sex ratio and litter size in deer mice. Journal of Mammalogy 66:289-298.

  • Myers, P. and L. L. Master. 1986. The interpretation of variation in litter size and weights of young: three caveats. Journal of Mammalogy 67:572-575.

  • French, T. W. and L. L. Master. 1986. Geographic Distribution: Ambystoma jeffersonianum (Jefferson salamander). Herpetological Review 17(26).

  • Smith, T. L., L. L. Master, J. Cassin, and D. D. Boone. 1986. A summary of the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory and other Northeast Natural Heritage Programs. Pages 356-372 In S.K. Majumdar, F.J. Brenner, and A.F. Rhodes, eds. Endangered and Threatened Species Programs in Pennsylvania and Other States: Causes, Issues and Management. Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 519pp.

  • Master, L. L. 1990. The imperiled status of North American aquatic animals. Biodiversity Network News, Vol. 3, No. 3.

  • Master, L. L. 1991. Aquatic animals: endangerment alert. Nature Conservancy 41:26-27.

  • Master, L. L. 1991. Assessing threats and setting priorities for conservation. Conservation Biology 5:559-563.

  • Master, L. L. 1992. Migratory birds and the Heritage Network. Biodiversity Network News, Vol. 5, No. 1.

  • Master, L. L. and M. Jennings. 1993. Hexagons: a new way to display predicted distributions of vertebrate species. GAP Analysis Bulletin No. 3, pp. 6-7.

  • Master, L. L. 1993. Information networking and the conservation of freshwater mussels. Pages 126-130 in K.S. Cummings, A.C. Buchanan, and L.M. Koch, eds. Conservation and Management of Freshwater Mussels. Proceedings of a UMRCC symposium, 12-14 October 1992, St. Louis, Missouri. Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Rock Island, Illinois.

  • Master, L. L. 1994. An introduction to the mammals. In Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of Michigan. Univ. of Mich. Press, Ann Arbor.

  • Master, L. L. 1994. Synoptic national assessment of comparative risks to biological diversity and landscape types: species distributions. Summary progress report submitted to Environmental Protection Agency. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

  • Master, L., N. Clupper, E. Gaines, C. Boget, R. Solomon, and M. Ormes. 1995. Biodiversity Research Consortium Species Database Manual. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

  • Stein, B. A., L. L. Master, L. E. Morse, L. S. Kutner, and M. Morrison. 1995. Status of U.S. species: setting conservation priorities. Pages 399-401 in LaRoe, E.T., G.S. Farris, C.E. Puckett, P.D. Doran, and M.J. Mac, eds. Our Living Resources: A Report to the Nation on the Distribution, Abundance, and Health of U. S. Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, D.C. 530 pp.

  • Master, L. L. 1996. Predicted distributions for vertebrate species: some observations. Pages 171-176 in Gap Analysis: A Landscape Approach to Biodiversity Planning. Scott, J.M., T.H. Tear, and F.W. Davis (editors). American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 320pp.

  • Howie, S. L. and Master, L. L. 1996. The Natural Heritage central databases come of age. Biodiversity Network News Vol. 9, No. 2.

  • Richter, B. D., D. P. Braun, M. A. Mendelson, and L. L. Master. 1997. Threats to imperiled freshwater fauna. Conservation Biology 11:1081-1093.

  • Master, L. L., S. R. Flack, and B. A. Stein, eds. 1998. Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA. 71pp.

  • Stoms, D. M., W. A. Kuhn, F. W. Davis, with M. E. Cabik, W. W. Hargrove, and L. L. Master. 1998. Acquisition and evaluation of data sets for comparative assessment of risk to biodiversity on a continental scale: threats to biodiversity. Final report submitted to Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Master, L. L. and A. Stock. 1998. Synoptic national assessment of comparative risks to biological diversity and landscape types: species distributions. Final report submitted to Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Culver, D. C., H. H. Hobbs III, M. C. Christman, and L. L. Master. 1999. Distribution map of caves and cave animals in the United States. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 61:139-140.

  • Master, L. L. 2000. Categorizing imperiled and vulnerable species. Pages 73-74 in R. A. Abell et al. (World Wildlife Fund). Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. Island Press, Washington. 319pp.

  • Master, L. L., B. A. Stein, L. S. Kutner, and G. A. Hammerson. 2000. Vanishing assets: Conservation status of U.S. species. Pages 93-118 in B. A. Stein, L. S. Kutner, and J. S. Adams, eds. Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press, New York. 399pp.

  • Stein, B. A., J. S. Adams, L. L. Master, L. E. Morse, and G. Hammerson. 2000. A remarkable array: Species diversity in the United States. Pages 55-92 in B. A. Stein, L. S. Kutner, and J. S. Adams, eds. Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press, New York. 399pp.

  • Stein, B. A., L. S. Kutner, G. A. Hammerson, L. L. Master, and L. E. Morse. 2000. State of the states: Geographic patterns of diversity, rarity, and endemism. Pages 119-157 in B. A. Stein, L. S. Kutner, and J. S. Adams, eds. Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press, New York. 399pp.

  • Chaplin, S. J., R. A. Gerrard, H. M. Watson, L. L. Master, and S. R. Flack. 2000. The geography of imperilment: Targeting conservation towards critical biodiversity areas. Pages 159-199 in B. A. Stein, L. S. Kutner, and J. S. Adams, eds. Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States. Oxford University Press, New York. 399pp.

  • Culver, D. C., L. L. Master, M. C. Christman, and H. H. Hobbs III. 2000. Hidden biodiversity: the obligate subterranean fauna of the 48 contiguous states. Conservation Biology 14:386-401.

  • Christman, M. C., D. C. Culver, H. H. Hobbs III, and L. L. Master. 2000. Reply: Distribution map of caves and cave animals in the United States. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 62:185.

  • Possingham, H. P., S. J. Andelman, M. A. Burgman, R. A. Medellin, L. L. Master, and D. A. Keith. 2002. Limits to the use of threatened species lists. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17:503-507.

  • Stein, B. A., L. L. Master, and L. E. Morse. 2002. Taxonomic bias and vulnerable species. Science 297: 1807.

  • Lawler, J. J., D. White, J. C. Sifneos, and L. L. Master. 2003. Rare species and the use of indicator groups for conservation planning. Conservation Biology 17:875-882.

  • Lawler, J. J., D. White, and L.L. Master. 2003. Integrating representation and vulnerability: Two approaches for prioritizing areas for conservation. Ecological Applications 13:1762-1772.

  • O’Grady, J. J., M. A. Burgman, D. A. Keith, L. L. Master, S. J. Andelman, B. W. Brook, G. A. Hammerson, T. Regan, and R. Frankham. 2004. Correlations among extinction risks assessed by different threatened species categorization systems. Conservation Biology 18:1-12.

  • McCarthy, M. A., D Keith, J. Tietjen, M.A. Burgman, M. Maunder, L. Master, B. W. Brook, G. Mace, H. P. Possingham, R. Medellin, S. Andelman, H. Regan, T. Regan, and M. Ruckelshaus. 2004. Comparative predictions of extinction risk using models and subjective judgment. Acta Oecologica 26:67-74.

  • Regan, T. J., L. L. Master, and G. A. Hammerson. 2004. Capturing expert knowledge for threatened species assessments: a case study using NatureServe conservation status ranks. Acta Oecologica 26:95-107.

  • Keith, D. A., M. A. McCarthy, H. Regan, T. Regan, C. Bowles, C. Drill, C. Craig, B. Pellow, M. A. Burgman, L. L. Master, M. Ruckelshaus, B. Mackenzie, S. J. Andelman, and P. R. Wade. 2004. Protocols for listing threatened species can forecast extinction. Ecology Letters 7:1101-1108.

  • Brown, N., L. Master, D. Faber-Langendoen, P. Comer, K. Maybury, M. Robles, J. Nichols, and T. B. Wigley. 2004. Managing elements of biodiversity in sustainable forestry programs: status and utility of NatureServe’s information resources to forest managers. NCASI Technical Bulletin Number 0885.

  • Wilcove, D. and L. Master. 2005. How many endangered species are there in the United States? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3:414-420.

  • Regan, T. J., M. A. Burgman, M. A. McCarthy, L. L. Master, D. A Keith, G. M. Mace, and S. J. Andelman. 2005. The consistency of extinction risk classifications. Conservation Biology 19:1969-1977.

  • Ricketts, T. H., E. Dinerstein, T. Boucher, T. M. Brooks, S. H. M. Butchart, M. Hoffmann, J. F. Lamoreux, J. Morrison, M. Parr, J. D. Pilgrim, A. S. L. Rodrigues, W. Sechrest, G. E. Wallace, K Berlin, J. Bielby, N. Burgess, D. R. Church, D. Knox, C. Loucks, G. Luck, L. L. Master, R. Naidoo, R. Ridgely, G. Schatz, G. Shire, H. Strand, W. Wettengel, E. Wikramanayake. 2005. Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions. PNAS 102:18497-18501.

  • Stohlgren, T. J., D. Barnett, C. Flather, P. Fuller, B. Peterjohn, J. Kartesz, and L. L. Master. 2006. Species richness and patterns of invasion in plants, birds, and fishes in the United States. Biological Invasions 8:427-447.

  • Hernandez, P. A., C. H. Graham, L. Master, and D. Albert. 2006. The effect of sample size and species characteristics on performance of different species distribution modeling methods. Ecography 29:773-785.

  • Hammerson, G. A., D. Schweitzer, L. Master, and J. Cordeiro. 2008. Ranking Species Occurrences – A Generic Approach. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia.

  • Dale, V. H. Dale, G. R. Biddinger, M. C. Newman, J. T. Oris, G. W. Suter, T. Thompson, T. M. Armitage, J. L. Meyer, R. M. Allen-King, G. A. Burton, P. M. Chapman, L. L. Conquest, I. J. Fernandez, W. G. Landis, L. L. Master, W. J. Mitsch, T. C. Mueller, C. F. Rabeni, A. D. Rodewald, J. G. Sanders, I. L. van Heerden. 2008. Enhancing the ecological risk assessment process. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 4:306-313.

  • Salafsky, N. D. Salzer, A. J. Stattersfield, C. Hilton-Taylor, R. Neugarten, S. H. M. Butchart, B. Collen, N. Cox, L. L. Master, S. O’Connor, and D. Wilkie. 2008. A standard lexicon for biodiversity conservation: unified classifications of threats and actions. Conservation Biology 22:897-911.

  • Salafsky, N., S. H. M. Butchart, D. Salzer, A. J. Stattersfield, R. Neugarten, C. Hilton-Taylor, B. Collen, L. L. Master, S. O’Connor, and D. Wilkie. 2009. Pragmatism and practice in classifying threats: Reply to Balmford et al. Conservation Biology 23:488-493.

  • Master, L., D. Faber-Langendoen, R. Bittman, G. A. Hammerson, B. Heidel, L. Ramsay, K. Snow, A. Teucher, and A. Tomaino. 2012. NatureServe Conservation Status Assessments: Factors for Evaluating Species and Ecosystem Risk. NatureServe, Arlington, VA.

  • Master, L. L. 2014 - present. The Naturalist's Lens [a bi-monthly photo essay on biota of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York]. Adirondack Explorer. March /April 2014 - present.

  • Faber-Langendoen, D., J. Nichols, L. Master, K. Snow, A. Tomaino, R. Bittman, G. Hammerson, B. Heidel, L. Ramsay, A. Teucher, and B. Young. 2012. NatureServe Conservation Status Assessments: Methodology for Assigning Ranks. NatureServe, Arlington, VA.

  • Evans, D. M., J. P. Che-Castaldo, F. W. Davis, R. Epanchin-Niell, C. H. Flather, R. K. Frohlich, D. D. Goble, Ya-Wei Li, T. D. Male, L. L. Master, M. P. Moskwik, M. C. Neel, B. R. Noon, C. Parmesan, M. W. Schwartz, J. M. Scott, and B. K. Williams. 2016. Species Recovery in the United States: Increasing the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act. Issues in Ecology 20: 1-28.

  • Master, L. L. 2016. Birds of the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) 20: 29-32.

  • Master, L. L. 2016. The Saranac Lake Christmas Bird Count. A 60-year record of winter bird populations in the central Adirondacks. The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) 20: 67-86.

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