Submitted, In Review, or Post-Review Revision

Macfarlane W.W., J.T. Gilbert, J.D. Gilbert, W.C Saunders, N. Hough-Snee, C. Hafen, J.M. Wheaton, S.N. Bennett. What is the condition of floodplain riparian areas of the western U.S.? Identifying impaired floodplain ecosystems using the Riparian Condition Assessment (RCA) tool. Submitted to Environmental Management (August 2017).


Macfarlane, W.W., J.T. Gilbert, M.L. Jensen, J.D. Gilbert, N. Hough-Snee, P.A. McHugh, J.M. Wheaton, S.N. Bennett. 2017. Riparian vegetation as an indicator of riparian condition: detecting departures from historic condition across the North American West. Journal of Environmental Management. 202(2): 447-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.054

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Nackley, L.L., N. Hough-Snee, S-H. Kim. 2017. Competitive traits of the invasive grass, Arundo donax, are enhanced by carbon dioxide and nitrogen enrichment. Weed Research 57(2): 67-71. DOI: 10.1111/wre.12239

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Macfarlane, W.W., J.M. Wheaton, N. Bouwes, M.L. Jensen, J.T. Gilbert, N. Hough-Snee, J.A. Shivik. 2017. Modeling the capacity of riverscapes to support beaver dams. Geomorphology 277: 72-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.11.019

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Hough-Snee, N., A. Kasprak, R.K. Rossi, N. Bouwes, B.B. Roper, J.M. Wheaton. 2016. Hydrogeomorphic and biotic drivers of instream wood differ across sub-basins of the Columbia River Basin, USA. River Research and Applications 32 (6):1302-1315. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2968

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Kasprak A., N. Hough-Snee, T. Beechie, N. Bouwes, G.J. Brierley , R. Camp, K.A. Fryirs, H. Imaki, M.L. Jensen, G. O'Brien, D.L. Rosgen, J.M. Wheaton. 2016. The Blurred Line between Form and Process: a Comparison of Stream Channel Classification Frameworks. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150293. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150293

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Hough-Snee, N., B.G. Laub, D.M. Merritt, B.B. Roper, A.L. Long, L.L. Nackley, J.M. Wheaton. 2015. Environmental filtering and niche partitioning shape the distributions of trait-based riparian vegetation guilds. Ecosphere 6 (10): art173. DOI: 10.1890/ES15-00064.1

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Supplemental materials at Ecological Archives

Hough-Snee, N., L.L. Nackley, S-H. Kim, K. Ewing. 2015. Life history strategies explain plant performance under environmental stress: the effects of flooding and fertilization on the growth and allocation of two wetland sedges. Aquatic Botany 120 (B): 151-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2014.03.001

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Hough-Snee, N., B.B. Roper, J.M. Wheaton, R.L. Lokteff. 2015. Riparian vegetation communities of the American Pacific Northwest are tied to multi-scale environmental filters. River Research and Applications 31 (9):1151-1165. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2815

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Hough-Snee, N., Pond, R.L. 2014. Amending impaired soils increases seedling growth but reduces seedling survival at a retired gravel mine. Ecological Restoration 32 (3): 231-235. DOI: 10.3368/er.32.3.231

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Hough-Snee, N., A. Kasprak, B.B. Roper, C.S. Meredith. 2014. Decoupling geomorphic, climate, disturbance and riparian vegetation effects on instream wood in the interior Pacific Northwest, USA. Riparian Ecology and Conservation 2: 14-34. DOI: 10.2478/remc-2014-0002

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Hough-Snee, N., B.B. Roper, J.M. Wheaton, P. Budy, R.L. Lokteff. 2013. Riparian vegetation communities change rapidly following passive restoration at a northern Utah stream. Ecological Engineering 58: 371-377. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.07.042

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Hough-Snee, N., A.L. Long, R. Pond. 2012. Passive soil manipulation influences the successional trajectories of forest communities at a denuded former campsite. Ecological Restoration 30 (1): 9-12. DOI: 10.3368/er.30.1.9

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Hough-Snee, N., A.L. Long, L. Jeroue, K. Ewing. 2011. Mounding alters environmental filters that drive plant community development in a novel grassland. Ecological Engineering 37 (11): 1932-1936. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2011.06.013

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Hough-Snee, N. and D.D. Cooper. 2011. The effect of perigynia removal on the germination of awl-fruit sedge, Carex stipata Muhl. Ex Willd (Cyperaceae). Native Plants Journal 12 (1): 41-43. DOI: 10.3368/npj.12.1.41

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Hough-Snee, N., J.D. Bakker, K. Ewing. 2011. The long-term effects of initial site treatment on fescue abundance in a novel grassland. Ecological Restoration 29 (1-2): 14-17. DOI: 10.3368/er.29.1-2.14

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Theses and Dissertations

Hough-Snee, N. 2016. Relationships between Riparian Vegetation, Hydrology, Climate and Disturbance across the Western United States. Utah State University, Logan, UT. 176 p.

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Hough-Snee, N. 2010. The effects of flooding depth, fertilization and initial seedling size on the growth and biomass allocation of two wetland sedges, Carex obnupta and Carex stipata. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 82 p.

Technical Reports and Outreach Documents

Merritt, D.M., M.E. Manning, N. Hough-Snee. 2017. The National Riparian Core Protocol: A riparian vegetation monitoring protocol for wadeable streams of the conterminous United States. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 37p.

Hough-Snee N., J.M. Wheaton. 2014. Repairing incised streams with beaver reintroduction and beaver dam analogs, Basin Creek, UT. Design report to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Utah State University Fluvial Habitats Center, Logan, UT.

Hough-Snee N., J.M. Wheaton. 2013. Using beaver for stream habitat improvement, Home Creek, UT. Preliminary design report to Utah Division of Wildlife. Utah State University Fluvial Habitats Center, Logan, UT.

Archer, E.K., N. Hough-Snee, A. Van Wagenen, R. Lokteff, B.B. Roper. 2012. The PACFISH/INFISH Biological Opinion (PIBO) Effectiveness Monitoring Program and Invasive Plant Species Detection: A Retrospective Summary 2003-2011. USDA Forest Service, Logan, UT. 26p.

Meredith, C., E.K. Archer, R. Scully, A. Van Wagenen, J. Ojala, N. Hough-Snee, B.B. Roper. 2012. PIBO Effectiveness Monitoring Program for Streams and Riparian Areas: Annual Summary Report. USDA Forest Service, Logan, UT. 42p.

Hough-Snee, N., R. Pond, J.W. Jacobson. 2010. The Snohomish County Big Trees Project: watershed scale riparian restoration in the Stillaguamish Watershed, Washington State, USA. Ecological Restoration: 28 (3): 243-245. DOI:10.3368/er.28.3.243

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Howell, J.M., N. Hough-Snee. 2009. Learning from a landfill: ecological restoration and education at Seattle’s Union Bay Natural Area. SERNews: The Newsletter of the Society for Ecological Restoration International 23(2): 4-5.

PDFs of select peer-reviewed publications, talks, and posters are available at my Researchgate profile and Figshare page.

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You can find any of these papers at Google Scholar and Researchgate. My full CV also has the full list of publications.