Publications

Hough-Snee, N. Wetland plant species distributions relative to elevation within a palustrine forested wetland, Washington State, USA. Submitted to Wetlands Ecology and Management.

Macfarlane W.W., J.T. Gilbert, J.D. Gilbert, W.C Saunders, N. Hough-Snee, C. Hafen, J.M. Wheaton, S.N. Bennett. What are the conditions of riparian ecosystems? Identifying impaired floodplain ecosystems across the western U.S. using the Riparian Condition Assessment (RCA) tool. Environmental Management. 62(3): 548-570. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-018-1061-2 Request PDF

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 Request PDF

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 Request PDF

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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF

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 Request PDF




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 Request PDF 
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 Request PDF




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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF

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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF



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 Request PDF



Technical Reports

Hough-Snee, N. and Anchor QEA. 2019. The Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Proposed Project: Cottonwood Habitat Study. Prepared for WA Department of Ecology and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 92 p. Online at: http://chehalisbasinstrategy.com/publications/


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. https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/55365

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.154981

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. http://tinyurl.com/bg3g7us

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 Request PDF



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. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.154980


Theses and Dissertations

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

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.




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

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