Vermont Atlas of Life projects make available biodiversity data to the global community of researchers, educators, conservationists, students, and anyone else with an interest our natural heritage. These data are freely available for download. This list of publications highlights ways in which these data are being put to use. We would like this list of publications to be as inclusive as possible, so if you know of other publications that have made use of VAL data products, please let us know.
- High correlation of species diversity patterns between specialist herbivorous insects and their specific hosts. J Biogeogr. 00: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13816 , , , . (2020)
- Pearman-Gillman, S. B., Katz, J. E., Mickey, R. M., Murdoch, J. D., & Donovan, T. M. (2020). Predicting wildlife distribution patterns in New England USA with expert elicitation techniques. Global Ecology and Conservation, 21, e00853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00853
- Girardello, M., Chapman, A., Dennis, R., Kaila, L., Borges, P. A., & Santangeli, A. (2019). Gaps in butterfly inventory data: A global analysis. Biological conservation, 236, 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.053
- Hallworth M.T., P.P. Marra, K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, C.E. Studds. 2018. Tracking dragons: stable isotopes reveal the annual cycle of a long-distance migratory insect. Biology Letters 14: 20180741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0741 (PDF)
- Richardson, L.L., K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, and S. Hardy. 2018. Bumble bee (Bombus) distribution and diversity in Vermont, USA: a century of change. Journal of Insect Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10841-018-0113-5. (PDF)
- Soroye, P., Ahmed, N., & Kerr, J. T. (2018). Opportunistic citizen science data transform understanding of species distributions, phenology, and diversity gradients for global change research. Global change biology, 24(11), 5281-5291. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14358
- Merow, C., Bois, S. T., Allen, J. M., Xie, Y., & Silander, J. A. (2017). Climate change both facilitates and inhibits invasive plant ranges in New England. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(16), E3276-E3284. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1609633114
- Prudic, K.L., K.P. McFarland, J.C. Oliver, R.A. Hutchinson, E.C. Long, J.T. Kerr, and M. Larrivée. 2017. eButterfly: Leveraging Massive Online Citizen Science for Butterfly Conservation. Insects 8(2): 53. doi:10.3390/insects8020053
- Davis, S. L., & Cipollini, D. (2016). Range, genetic diversity and future of the threatened butterfly, Pieris virginiensis. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9(6), 506-516. https://doi.org/10.1111/icad.12189
- Bell, Ross T. 2015. Carabidae of Vermont and New Hampshire. 2nd ed. Shires Press, Manchester Center, Vermont. 385pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7716359.v1
- Blust, M. and Pfeiffer, B. (2015). The Odonata of Vermont. Bulletin of American Odonatology 11(3-4), 69-119.
- van der Hoek, Y., A.M. Wilson, R.B. Renfrew, J. Walsh, P.G. Rodewald, J.Baldy, and L.L. Manne. 2015. Regional variability in extinction thresholds for forest birds in the north-eastern United States: an examination of potential drivers using long-term breeding bird atlas datasets. Diversity and Distributions DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12327 (Abstract)
- McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis): Report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1305.9289 (PDF)
- McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Yellow-banded Bumblebee (Bombus terricola): Report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1764.0405.1844 (PDF)
- McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2014. Ashton’s Cuckoo Bumblebee (Bombus ashtoni): A report to the Vermont Endangered Species Committee. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2026.1844 (PDF)
- White, Erin L., Pamela D. Hunt, Matthew D. Schlesinger, Jeffrey D. Corser, and Phillip G. deMaynadier. (2014). A conservation status assessment of Odonata for the
northeastern United States. New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY. (PDF)
- Renfrew, R. B., ed. 2013. The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH. 548 pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11499330.v1
- van der Hoek, Y., R.B. Renfrew, and L.L. Manne. 2013. Assessing regional and interspecific variation in threshold responses of forest breeding birds through broad scale analyses. PLoS ONE 8:e55996. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055996
- Hunt, P. D., Blust, M., & Morrison, F. (2010). Lotic Odonata of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont. Northeastern Naturalist,17(2), 175-188.
- McFarland, K.P. and S. Zahendra. 2010. The Vermont Butterfly Survey, 2002 – 2007: A Final Report to the Natural Heritage Information Project of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. 298 pp. dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.827269.v1
- Laughlin, Sarah B. and Douglas P. Kibbe, eds. 1985. The Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Vermont. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. 456pp. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11449779.v1