Publications

Miao, X., Heaton, J. S., Zheng, S., Liu, H. In Press. Applying Tree-based Ensemble Algorithms to the Classification of Ecological Zones Using Multitemporal Multisource Remote Sensing Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2011

 

Miao, X., Patil, R., Heaton, J. S., Tracy, C. R. In Press. Detection and classification of invasive saltcedar through airborne hyperspectral imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2011

 

Atamian, M. T., Sedinger, J. S., Heaton, J. S., Blomberg, E. J. 2010. Landscape level assessment of brood rearing habitat for greater sage grouse in east-central Nevada. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74:1533-1543.

 

Esque, T. C., Nussear, K. E., Drake, K. K., Walde, A. D., Berry, K. H., Averill-Murray, R. C., Woodman, A. P., Boarman, W. I., Medica, P. A., Mack, J., Heaton, J. S. 2010. Effects of subsidized predators, resource variability, and human population density on desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert, USA. Endangered Species Research, 12: 167-177.

 

Webb, R. H., Fenstermaker, L. F., Heaton, J. S., Hughson, D. L., McDonald, E. V., Miller, D. M. (2009). The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability Revisited. In R. H. Webb. L. F. Fenstermaker, J. S. Heaton, D. L. Hughson, E. V. McDonald, D. M. Miller (Ed.),

The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability. University of Nevada Press.

 

Webb, R. H., Fenstermaker, L. F., Heaton, J. S., Hughson, D. L., McDonald, E. V., Miller, D. M. (2009). Preface. In R. H. Webb, L. F. Fenstermaker, J. S. Heaton, D. L. Hughson, E. V. McDonald, D. M. Miller (Ed.), The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability.University of Nevada Press.

 

Webb, R. H., Heaton, J. S., Miller, D. M. (2009). Threats through Time; Introduction. In Webb, R. H., L. F. Fenstermaker, J. S. Heaton, D. L. Hughson, E. V. McDonald, D. M. Miller (Ed.), The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability. University of Nevada Press.

 

Webb, R. H., Fenstermaker, L. F., Heaton, J. S., Hughson, D. L., McDonald, E. V. and Miller, D. M. (Eds). (2009). The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability.University of Nevada Press, Reno, Nevada.

 

Heaton, J. S., Cablk, M. E., Nussear, K. E., Esque, T. C., Medica, P. A., Sagebiel, J. C., Francis, S. (2008). A comparison of human versus wildlife detector dog investigator effects.Southwestern Naturalist 53(4):472-479.

 

Heaton, J. S., Nussear, K. E., Esque, T. C., Inman, R., Davenport, F. M., Leuteritz, T. E., Medica, P. A., Strout, N. W., Burgess, P. A., Benvenuti, L. (2008). Spatially explicit decision support for selecting translocation areas for Mojave desert tortoises.Biodiversity and Conservation. 17:575-590.

 

Cablk, M. E.., Sagebiel, J. C., Heaton, J.S., Valentin, C. (2008). Olfaction-based Detection Distance: A Quantitative Analysis of How Far Away Dogs Recognize Tortoise Odor and Follow it to Source. Sensors 8:2208-2222.

 

Nussear, K. E., Esque, T. C., Heaton, J. S., Cablk, M. E., Drake, K. K., Valentin, C., Yee, J. L., Medica, P. A. (2008). Are wildlife detector dogs or people better at finding desert tortoises(Gopherus agassizii)?.Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3(1):103-115.

 

Heaton, J. S., E. Aldrich, L. Allison, S. Corn, R. Marlow, P. Medica, K. Nussear, R. Patil. (2008). 2008 Desert Tortoise Population Monitoring Handbook. U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

 

Heaton, J. S., E. Aldrich, L. Allison, S. Corn, R. Marlow, P. Medica, K. Nussear, R. Patil. (2008). 2008 Desert Tortoise Population Monitoring Handbook. U.S. Fish and Wildlife. (alphabetical after first author).

 

Heaton, J. S., and M. Brenneman. (2007). 2007 Desert Tortoise Population Monitoring Final Database.CD submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Heaton, J. S., and M. Brenneman. (2007) 2001-2005 Desert Tortoise Population Monitoring Final Database.CD submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Heaton, J. S.,, and M. Brenneman. (2007) 2001-2005 Desert Tortoise Population Monitoring Final Database.CD submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Cablk, M. E., Heaton, J. S. (2006). Accuracy and reliability of dogs in surveying for desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).Ecological Applications 16(5):1926-1935.

 

Heaton, J. S. (2006). 2005 Distance Sampling Perceived Threat Data Analysis (42pp). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Allison, L. J., R. C. Averill-Murray, M. Brenneman, P. S. Corn, C. Everly, J. S. Heaton, R. W. Marlow, P. A. Medica, C. R. Tracy (2006). Range-wide monitoring of the Mojave population of the desert tortoise: 2001-2005 summary report (96pp).United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Tracy, C. R., R. Averill-Murray, W. I. Boarman, D. Delehanty, J. Heaton, E. McCoy, D. Morafka, K. Nussear, B. Hagerty, P. Medica. (2004). Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan Assessment (276pp including Appendices).Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.