Publications and CV

Full Curriculum Vitae (updated April 2021)

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Peer-reviewed publications

39. Buxton, R.T., Nyboer, E., Pigeon, K., Raby, G., Rytwinsky, T., Gallager, A., Schuster, R., Lin, H.Y., Lenore, F., Bennett, J., Cooke, S., Roche, D. (2021) Avoiding wasted research resources in conservation science. Conservation Science and Practice 3 (2), e329.

38. Mitchell, M.G., Schuster, R., Jacob, A.L., Hanna, D.E., Dallaire, C.O., Raudsepp-Hearne, C., Bennett, E., Lehner, B. and Chan, K.M. (2021). Identifying key ecosystem service providing areas to inform national-scale conservation planning. Environmental Research Letters.

37. Lin, H. Y., Schuster, R., Wilson, S., Cooke, S. J., Rodewald, A. D., & Bennett, J. R. (2020). Integrating season-specific needs of migratory and resident birds in conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 252, 108826.

36. Grantham, H.S., Duncan, A., Evans, T.D., Jones, K., Beyer, H., Schuster, R., Walston, J., Ray, J., Robinson, J., Callow, M., Clements, T., Costa, H.M., DeGemmis, A., Elsen, P.R., Ervin, J., Franco, P., Goldman, E., Goetz, S., Hansen, A., Hofsvang, E., Jantz, P., Jupiter, S., Kang, A., Langhammer, P., Laurance, W.F., Lieberman, S., Linkie, M., Malhi, Y., Maxwell, S., Mendez, M., Mittermeier, R., Murray, N., Possingham, H., Radachowsky, J., Samper, C., Silverman, J., Shapiro, A., Strassburg, B., Stevens, T., Stokes, E., Taylor, R., Tear, T., Tizard, R., Venter, O., Visconti, P., Wang, S. & Watson, J.E.M. (2020). Modification of forests by people means only 40% of remaining forests have high ecosystem integrity. In press in Nature Communication.

35. Buxton, R.T., Bergman, J., Lin, H.Y., Binley, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Schuster, R., Roche, D., Bennett, J., Three lessons conservation science can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. In press in Conservation Biology.

34. Schuster, R., Hanson, J. O., Strimas-Mackey, M., & Bennett, J. R. (2020). Exact integer linear programming solvers outperform simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems. PeerJ, 8, e9258.

33. McCune, JL, Rosner‐Katz, H, Bennett, JR, Schuster, R, Kharouba, HM. Do traits of plant species predict the efficacy of species distribution models for finding new occurrences? Ecol Evol. 2020; 00: 1– 14.

32. Loretto, M. C., Schuster, R., Federspiel, I. G., Heinrich, B., & Bugnyar, T. (2020). Contextual imitation in juvenile common ravens, Corvus corax. Animal Behaviour, 163, 127-134.

31. Bolliger, C. S., Raymond, C. V., Schuster, R., & Bennett, J. R. (2020). Spatial coverage of protection for terrestrial species under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. Ecoscience, 1-7.

30. Raymond, C. V., McCune, J. L., Rosner‐Katz, H., Chadès, I., Schuster, R., Gilbert, B., & Bennett, J. R. (2020). Combining species distribution models and value of information analysis for spatial allocation of conservation resources. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(4), 819-830.

29. Wilson, S., Schuster, R., Rodewald, A., Bennett, J, Smith, A, Arcese, P. (2019) Prioritize diversity or declining species? Trade-offs and synergies in spatial planning for the conservation of migratory birds. Biological Conservation 239, 108285.

28. McCune, J. L., Colla, S. R., Coristine, L. E., Davy, C. M., Flockhart, D. T. T., Schuster, R., Orihel, D. M. (2019) Are we accurately estimating the potential role of pollution in the decline of species at risk in Canada?. FACETS 4 (1), 598-614.

27. Rodewald, A., Strimas-Mackey, M., Schuster, R., Arcese, P. (2019) Tradeoffs in the value of biodiversity feature and cost data in conservation prioritization. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 1-8.

26. Locke, H., Ellis, E. C., Venter, O., Schuster, R., Ma, K., Shen, X., Woodley, S., Kingston, N., Bhola, N., Strassburg, B. B. N., Paulsch, A., Williams, B., Watson, J. E. M. (2019) Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use: an implementation framework. National Science Review 2019 6(6). DOI:10.1093/nsr/nwz136.

25. Roy, C., Michel. N. L., Handel, C. M., Van Wilgenburg, S. L., Burkhalter, J. C., Gurney, K. E. B., Messmer, D. J., Princé, K., Rushing, C. S., Saracco, J. F., Schuster, R., Smith, A. C., Smith, P. A., Sólymos, P., Venier, L. A., Zuckerberg, B. (2019) Monitoring boreal avian populations: how can we estimate trends and trajectories from noisy data? Avian Conservation and Ecology 14(2):8.

24. Rodewald, A., Strimas-Mackey, M., Schuster, R., Arcese, P. (2019) Beyond canaries in coal mines: impacts of Andean mining concessions on migratory birds. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, 17(3), 151-156 .

23. Schuster, R.*, Germain, R. R.*, Bennett, J. R., Reo, N.J., and Arcese, P. (2019) Biodiversity on Indigenous-managed lands equals that in protected areas. Environmental Science & Policy. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.07.002 *denotes co-lead authors

22. Hanson, J., Schuster, R., Strimas-Mackey, M., Bennett, J. (2019) Optimality in prioritizing conservation projects. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.13264

21. Schuster, R., Wilson, S., Rodewald, A. D., Arcese, P., Fink, D., Auer, T., & Bennett, J. R. (2019). Optimizing the conservation of migratory species over their full annual cycle. Nature communications, 10(1), 1754. Doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09723-8

20. Hill, C. J., Schuster, R., & Bennett, J. R. (2019). Indigenous involvement in the Canadian species at risk recovery process. Environmental Science & Policy, 94, 220-226. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.01.017

19. Dey, C. J., Yurkowski, D. J., Schuster, R., Shiffman, D. S., & Bittick, S. J. (2018). Patterns of uncertainty in life-history and extinction risk for Arctic vertebrates. Arctic Science, 4(4), 710-721. Doi: 10.1139/as-2018-0006

18. Coristine*, L.E., Jacob*, A.L., Schuster*, R., Otto*, S.P., Baron, N.E., Bennett, N.J., Bittick, S.J., Dey, C., Favaro, B., Ford, A., et al. (2018). Informing Canada’s commitment to biodiversity conservation: A science-based framework to help guide protected areas designation through Target 1 and beyond. FACETS 3, 531–562. doi: 10.1139/facets-2017-0102 *denotes co-lead authors

17. Germain, R. R., Schuster, R., Tarwater, C. E., Hochachka, W. M. and Arcese, P. (2017), Adult survival and reproductive rate are linked to habitat preference in territorial, year‐round resident Song Sparrows Melospiza melodia. Ibis. doi:10.1111/ibi.12557

16. Schuster, R., Law, E. A., Rodewald, A., Martin, T.G., Wilson, K. A., Watts, M., Possingham, H. P. and Arcese P. (2017) Tax-shifting and incentives for biodiversity conservation on private lands. Conservation Letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12377

15. Arcese, R., Rodewald, A, Schuster, R., Venter, O., and Bennett, J. R. (2017) Public-private partnerships to meet international biodiversity treaty targets and stem extinction. Book chapter in: Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, UBC.

14. Loretto, M.-C., Schuster, R., Itty, C., Marchand, P., Genero, F. and Bugnyar, T. (2017): Fission-fusion dynamics over large distances in raven non-breeders. Scientific Reports, 7, 380, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00404-4.

13. Lee-Yaw J.A., Kharouba H.M., Mahony C., Bontrager M., Csergő A.M., Noreen A.M.E., Li Q., Schuster R., and Angert A.L. (2016) A synthesis of transplant experiments and ecological niche models suggests that range limits are often niche limits. Ecology Letters 19 (6) 710-722.

12. Jackson, C. L., Schuster, R., and Arcese, P. (2016) Release date influences first-year site fidelity and survival in captive-bred Vancouver Island marmots. Ecosphere 7 (5).

11. Loretto, M.-C., Reimann, S., Schuster, R., Graulich, D. M., and Bugnyar, T. (2016) Shared space - individually used: Spatial behaviour of non-breeding ravens (Corvus corax) close to a permanent anthropogenic food source. Journal of Ornithology 157 (2), 439-450.

10. Loretto, M.-C., Schuster, R., and Bugnyar, T. (2016) GPS tracking of non-breeding ravens reveals the importance of anthropogenic food sources during their dispersal in the Eastern Alps. Current Zoology 62 (4), 337-344.

9. Schmitt, V., Federspiel, I., Eckert, J., Keupp, S., Tschernek, L., Faraut, L., Schuster, R., Michels, C., Sennhenn-Reulen, H., Bugnyar, T., Mussweiler, T., Fischer, J., (2015). Do monkeys compare themselves to others? Animal Cognition. 19 (2), 417-428.

8. Germain, R.R., Schuster, R., Delmore, K.E., and Arcese, P. (2015) Habitat preference facilitates successful early breeding in an open-cup nesting songbird. Functional Ecology 29 (12), 1522-1532.

7. Schuster R. and Arcese P. (2015). Effects of disputes and easement violations on the cost-effectiveness of land conservation. PeerJ, 3, e1185.

6. Delmore, K.E., Hübner, S., Kane, N.C., Schuster, R., Andrew, R.L., Câmara, F., Guigó, R., and Irwin, D.E. (2015) Genomic analysis of a migratory divide reveals candidate genes for migration and implicates selective sweeps in generating islands of differentiation. Molecular Ecology 24, 1873–1888.

5. Arcese P., Schuster R., Campbell L., Barber A., and Martin T.G. (2014) Deer density and plant palatability predict shrub cover, richness, diversity and aboriginal food value in a North American archipelago. Diversity and Distributions 20, 1368-1378.

4. Schuster R., Martin T.G. and Arcese P. (2014) Bird community conservation and carbon offsets in western North America. PloS One 9, e99292.

3. Schuster R., Römer H. and Germain R.R. (2013) Using multi-scale distribution and movement effects along a montane highway to identify optimal crossing locations for a large-bodied mammal community. PeerJ 1, e189.

2. Schuster R. and Arcese P. (2013) Using bird species community occurrence to prioritize forests for old growth restoration. Ecography, 36, 499–507.

1. Trobe D., Schuster R. and Römer H. (2011) Fast and reliable decisions for a dynamic song parameter in field crickets. Journal of Comparative Physiology – A, 197, 131-135.