Dr. Nicholas Danz Publications

Kovalenko, K.E., V.J. Brady, T.N. Brown, J.J.H. Ciborowski, N.P. Danz, J.P. Gathman, G.E. Host, R.W. Howe, L.B. Johnson, G.J. Niemi, and E.D. Reavie. 2014. Congruence of community thresholds in response to anthropogenic stress in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.  Freshwater Science 33(3):958-971.

Danz, N.P., L.E. Frelich, P.B. Reich, and G.J. Niemi. 2013. Do vegetation boundaries display smooth or abrupt spatial transitions along environmental gradients? Evidence from the prairie-forest biome boundary of historic Minnesota, USA. Journal of Vegetation Science 24:1129-1140.

Danz, N.P., P.B. Reich, L.E. Frelich, and G.J. Niemi. 2011. Vegetation controls vary across space and spatial scale in a historic grassland-forest biome boundary. Ecography 34(3):402-414.

Etterson, M.A., G.J. Niemi, and N.P. Danz. 2009. Estimating the effects of detection heterogeneity and overdispersion on trends estimated from avian point counts. Ecological Applications 19(8):2049-2066.2008

Johnston, C.A., T. Brown, T. Hollenhorst, P. Wolter, N. Danz, G. Niemi.  2009.  GIS in Support of Ecological Indicator Development. Pages 1095-1114 in M. Madden, ed. Manual of Geographic Information Systems. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD.

Trebitz, A.S., J.C. Brazner, N.P. Danz, M. Pearson, G. Peterson, D. Tanner, D. Taylor, C. West, and T. Hollenhorst.  2009.  Geographic, anthropogenic, and site-specific habitat influences on Great Lakes coastal wetland fish assemblages. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:1328-1342.

Niemi, G.J., V. Brady, T. Brown, N.P. Danz, D. Ghioca, J.M. Hanowski, T. Hollenhorst, R. Howe, L.B. Johnson, C.A. Johnston, and E. Reavie.  2009.  Development of ecological indicators for the U.S. Great Lakes Coastal Region - a summary of applications in Lake Huron. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 12(1):77-89.

Vora, R., S. Lerol, and N.P. Danz. 2008. Multi-species planting and other reforestation practices to restore within-stand diversity in northeastern Minnesota, USA. Ecological Restoration 26(4):340-349.

Reavie, E.D., G.V. Sgro, N.P. Danz, R.P. Axler, A.R. Kireta, J.C. Kingston, and T.P. Hollenhorst. 2008. Comparison of simple and multimetric diatom-based indices for Great Lakes coastline disturbance. Journal of Phycology 44:787-802.

Morrice, J.A., N.P. Danz, R.R. Regal, J.R. Kelly, G.J. Niemi, E.D. Reavie, T. Hollenhorst, R.P. Axler, A.S. Trebitz, A.M. Cotter, and G.S. Peterson.  2008.  Human influences on water quality in Great Lakes wetlands. Environmental Management 41:347-357.

Danz, N.P., G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, J.M. Hanowski, R. Axler, J.J.H. Ciborowski, T. Hrabik, V.J. Brady, J.R. Kelly, J.A. Morrice, J.C. Brazner, R.W. Howe, C.A. Johnston, and G.E. Host. 2007. Integrated gradients of anthropogenic stress in the U.S. Great Lakes basin. Environmental Management 39(5):631-647.

Niemi, G.J., R. Kelly, and N.P. Danz. 2007. Environmental indicators for the coastal region of the North American Great Lakes: introduction and prospectus.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):1-12.

Brady, V.J., J.J.H. Ciborowski, L.B. Johnson, N.P. Danz, J.D. Holland, D.H. Breneman, and J.P. Gathman.  2007.  Optimizing Fishing Time: One vs. Two-Night Fyke Net Sets in Great Lakes Coastal Systems. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):236-244.

Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, G. Host, T. Brown, A.S. Trebitz, C.A. Johnston, E.D. Reavie, R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, and G.V. Sgro.  2007.  Responsiveness of Great Lakes wetland indicators to human disturbances at multiple spatial scales: a multi-assemblage assessment. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):42-66.

Hanowski, J.M., N. Danz, R.W. Howe, R.R. Regal, and G.J. Niemi.  2007.  Considerations for monitoring breeding bird communities in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):245-252.

Howe, R.W., R.R. Regal, J.M. Hanowski, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, and C. Smith.  2007.  An index of ecological condition based on bird assemblages in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):93-105.

Kireta, A.M., E.D. Reavie, N.P. Danz, R.P. Axler, G.V. Sgro, J.C. Kingston, T.N. Brown, and T. Hollenhorst.  2007.  Coastal geomorphic and lake variability in the Laurentian Great Lakes: implications for a diatom-based monitoring tool. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33(Special Issue 3):136-153.

Howe, R.W., R.R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, and J.M. Hanowski.  2007.  A probability-based indicator of ecological condition. Ecological Indicators 7:793-806.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, R. Howe, and G. Niemi.  2007.  Consideration of geography and wetland geomorphic type in the development of Great Lakes coastal wetland bird indicators. EcoHealth 4:194-205.

Sgro, G.V., E.D. Reavie, J.C. Kingston, A.R. Kireta, M.J. Ferguson, N.P. Danz, and J.R. Johansen. 2007.  A diatom quality index from a diatom-based total phosphorus inference model. Environmental Bioindicators 2(1):15-34.

Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, Trebitz, A.S., R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, C.A. Johnston, E.D. Reavie, V.J. Brady, and G.V. Sgro.  2007.  Evaluation of geographic, geomorphic, and human influences on Great Lakes wetland indicators: a multi-assemblage approach. Ecological Indicators 7:610-635.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, J. Lind.  2007.  Breeding bird response to riparian forest management: nine years post harvest. Forest Ecology and Management. 241:272-277.

Hill, B.J., C.M. Elonen, T.M. Jicha, A.M. Cotter, A.S. Trebitz, and N.P. Danz.  2006.  Sediment microbial enzyme activity in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Freshwater Biology 51:1670-1683.

Reavie, E.D., R.P. Axler, G.V. Sgro, J.C. Kingston, A.R. Kireta, T.N. Brown, N.P. Danz, and T.P. Hollenhorst.  2006.  Diatom-based weighted-averaging models for Great Lakes coastal water quality: relationships to watershed characteristics.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 32:321-347.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, and J. Lind.  2006. Response of breeding bird communities to forest harvest around seasonal ponds in northern forests, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 229:63-72.

Hanowski, J.M, J. Lind, N. Danz, G.J. Niemi, and T. Jones.  2005. Regional breeding bird monitoring in western Great Lakes national forests. Pages 974-981 in Ralph, C.J., and T.D. Rich, editors. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners In Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California; Volume 2. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 643 p.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, J. Lind and G. Niemi.  2005.  Breeding bird response to varying amounts of basal area retention in riparian buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:689-698.

Danz, N.P., R.R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, V.J. Brady, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, G.E. Host, J.M. Hanowski, C.A. Johnston, T. Brown, J. Kingston, and J.R. Kelly.  2005. Environmentally stratified sampling design for the development of Great Lakes environmental indicators. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 102:41-65.

Lind, J., N. Danz, M.T. Jones, J.M. Hanowski, and G.J. Niemi.  2004. Forest bird population trends in Minnesota, 1991 to 2002. The Loon 75:182-188.

Niemi, G.J., J.M. Hanowski, J.M., N. Danz, R. Howe, M.T. Jones, J. Lind, and D. Mladenoff. Hierarchical scales in landscape responses by forest birds. 2004.  Landscape Ecology and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation: Critical Information for Ecological Risk Assessment, Land-Use Management Activities, and Biodiversity Enhancement Practices, ASTM STP 1458, L.A. Kapustka, H. Gilbraith, M. Luxon, and G.R. Biddinger, Editors, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, J. Lind, and G. Niemi.  2003.  Breeding bird response to forest harvest and harvest equipment. Forest Ecology and Management 174:315-328.

Lind, J., N. Danz, M.T. Jones, J.M. Hanowski, and G.J. Niemi. 2003.  Forest bird population trends on the Chequamegon National Forest (1992-2002). Passenger Pigeon 65(4):233-244.

Schimpf, D.J. and N.P. Danz. 1999.  Light transmission through leaf litter: variation among northern hardwood trees. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 97:103-111.