Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
Forest Sciences Centre 3024
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 604-827-5163

Research Areas include:

  • Mapping and Quantifying Ecosystem Services
  • Social-ecological Landscapes and Resilience
  • Historical Dynamics of Large River-floodplains
  • Mapping & Monitoring with First Nations
  • High Resolution Image Analysis (satellite imagery and historical aerial photographs)

Projects

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Operationalizing Resilience over the Long-Term: Learning from Ecosystem Baselines

NSERC Discovery

Multi-Scale Assessment of River-floodplains

Historical Ecosystem Services of the Interior Columbia Basin
NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services
http://www.cnaes.ca/
NSERC ENGAGE

Integrating Land Change Considerations into Life Cycle Assessments of Forest Products

Centre for International Forestry CIFOR

Mapping Landscape Drivers: Exploring interplay between food, commodity and
landuse in tropical landscapes

Environment Canada

Identifying landscape drivers of change and proposing indicators of aquatic
ecosystem health


Unit Associations

Forest and Conservation Sciences

Current Graduate Students

Stephanie Tomscha, MSc
Resilient ecosystem services under future climates: Ecosystem baselines, land cover change and regime shifts in the Interior Columbia
Jennifer Selgrath, PhD
Long-term spatial reslience in coral reef ecosystems
Tanya Gallagher, PhD
A Transborder Assessment of Landscape Resilience
Ian Eddy, MSc
Wetland Resilience Indicators
Ira Sutherland, Msc
Drivers of Ecosystem Service Recovery in Coastal Forests

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Michelle Jackson

Current Courses

Summer 2013
No CONS course(s) were found for S2013 term.

Selected Publications


JC Selgrath, SE Gergel, A Vincent (2015). Shifting gears: The intensification of small-scale fisheries PNAS
Tomscha, S.A. and S.E. Gergel (2015). Historic land surveys present opportunities for reconstructing frontier settlement patterns in North America Landscape Ecology. In Review.
Eddy, I.M.S. and S.E. Gergel (2015). Why landscape ecologists should assist Life Cycle approaches Landscape Ecology. In Revision.
Jones, T.G., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S. and Sharma, T. (2014). Employing Measures of Heterogeneity and an Object-Based Approach to Extrapolate Tree Species Distribution Data Diversity 6(3): 396-414
Arnett, J., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S., Falls, R., and Baker, R., (2014). Detecting stand replacing disturbance using RapidEye imagery: a Tasseled Cap transformation and modified disturbance index Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing; 40(1): 1-14
Paul D. Pickell, Sarah E. Gergel, Nicholas C. Coops and David W. Andison (2014). Monitoring Forest Change in Landscapes Under-Going Rapid Energy Development: Challenges and New Perspectives Land 3(3): 617-638
Marcoux, H., Gergel, S.E., and L.D. Daniels (2013). Mixed-severity fire regimes: How well are they represented by existing fire-regime classification systems? Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Volume: 43 Issue: 7 Pages: 658-668 Published: JUL 2013
Caldwell, I.R. and S.E. Gergel (2013). Thresholds in seascape connectivity: Influence of mobility, habitat distribution, and current strength on fish movement Landscape Ecology Volume: 28 Issue: 10 Pages: 1937-1948 Published: DEC 2013
Morgan, J.L. and S.E. Gergel (2013). Automated analysis of aerial photographs and potential for historic forest mapping Canadian Journal of Forest Research. Volume: 43 Issue: 8 Pages: 699-710 Published: AUG 2013
Tomlinson, M.J., S.E. Gergel, T.J. Beechie, and M.M. McClure. (2011). Long-term changes in river-floodplain dynamics: Implications for salmonid habitat in the Interior Columbia Basin, USA Ecological Applications 21(5):1643-1658
Soverel, N.O., Coops, N.C., Perrakis, D.B., Daniels, L., & Gergel, S. (2011). The transferability of a dNBR derived model to predict burn severity across ten wildland fires in Western Canada. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 20: 1 – 14
Lantz, T.C., S.E. Gergel and G.H.R. Henry (2010). Response of green alder (Alnus viridis subsp. fruticosa) and plant community composition to fire and regional climate in Northwestern Canada Journal of Biogeography 37: 1597-1610
Morgan, J.L., Gergel, S.E., and N.C. Coops (2010). Aerial photography: A rapidly evolving tool for ecological management BioScience 60(1):47-59
Lantz, T.C., S.E. Gergel and S.V. Kokelj (2010). Spatial heterogeneity in the shrub tundra ecotone in the Mackenzie Delta Region, NWT: Implications for Arctic Environmental Change Ecosystems 13(2):194-204
Coops, N.C., Gillanders, S., Wulder, M.A., Gergel, S.E., Nelson, T., Goodwin, N.R (2010). Evaluation of forest fragmentation and loss of connectivity using multitemporal Landsat imagery: quantifying natural and anthropogenic disturbance Forest Ecology and Management. 259:2355-2365
Morgan, J.L. and S.E. Gergel (2010). Quantifying landscape heterogeneity from historic aerial photographs using object-based analysis Landscape Ecology 25: 985-998
Bater, C.W., Coops, N.C., Gergel, S.E., LeMay, V.M. and Collins, D. (2009). Estimation of standing dead tree class distributions in northwest coastal forests using lidar remote sensing NRC Press Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 6, 1080-1091.
Lantz, T.C., S.V. Kokelj, S.E. Gergel, and G.H.R. Henry (2009). Relative impacts of disturbance and temperature: persistent changes in microenvironment and vegetation in retrogressive thaw slumps Global Change Biology 15(7):1664-1675
Predick, K.I., Gergel S.E. and M.G. Turner. (2009). Effect of flood regime on tree growth in the floodplain and surrounding uplands of the Wisconsin River. River Research and Applications 25(3):283-296
Thompson, S.D. and S.E. Gergel (2008). Conservation implications of mapping rare habitats using high spatial resolution imagery: Recommendations for heterogeneous and fragmented landscapes Landscape Ecology 23(9):1023-1037
Thompson, S.D., Gergel, S.E. and N.C. Coops (2008). Classification of Late seral Coastal Temperate Rainforests with High Spatial Resolution QuickBird Imagery Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing: 34(S2): 460-470
Gillanders, S.N., Coops, N.C., Wulder, M.A., Gergel, S.E., Nelson, T. (2008). Multitemporal remote sensing of landscape dynamics and pattern change: Describing natural and anthropogenic trends. Progress in Physical Geography: 32(5) 503-528.
Gergel, S.E. (2007). New directions in landscape pattern analysis and linkages with remote sensing Taylor and Francis. in M.A. Wulder and S.E. Franklin (editors), Understanding Forest Disturbance and Spatial Pattern: Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches.
Gonzales, E. K. and S. E. Gergel. (2007). Testing assumptions of cost surface analysis: A tool for invasive species management Landscape Ecology 22(8): 1155-1168
Gergel, S.E. and M.G. Turner, editors. (2007). Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. In Korean. Life Science Publisher Co, Seoul, Korea.
Gergel, S.E., Y. Stange, N.C. Coops, C. Bater, K. Johansen, and K.R. Kirby. (2007). What is the value of a good map? An example using high spatial resolution imagery to aid riparian restoration. Ecosystems 10: 688-702
Jewell, K.J. P. Arcese, S.E. Gergel (2007). Robust predictions of species distribution: spatial habitat models for a brood parasite Biological Conservation 140: 259-272
Gergel, S.E., and T. Reed-Andersen (2007). Modeling ecosystem processes Life Science Publisher Co, Seoul, Korea in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. In Korean
Gergel, S.E., M.G. Turner and D.J. Mladenoff (2007). Collecting spatial data at broad scales Life Science Publisher Co, Seoul, Korea in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques.
Greenberg, J.G., S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (2007). Understanding landscape metrics II: Effects of changes in scale Life Science Publisher Co, Seoul, Korea in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. In Korean
Turner, M.G., D.B. Tinker and S.E. Gergel (2007). Landscape disturbance: location, pattern and dynamics Life Science Publisher Co, Seoul, Korea in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques. In Korean
Johansen, K., N.C. Coops, S.E. Gergel, Y. Stange. (2007). Application of high spatial resolution satellite imagery for riparian and forest ecosystem classification. Remote Sensing of Environment 110(1): 29-44
Langford, W., S.E. Gergel, T.G. Dietterich, W. Cohen. (2006). Map misclassification can cause large errors in landscape pattern indices: examples from habitat fragmentation. Ecosystems 9(3):474-488
Cardille, J.A., M.G. Turner, M. Clayton, S.E. Gergel and S. Price. (2005). METALAND: Characterizing spatial patterns and statistical context of landscape metrics. Bioscience 55(11)983-988
Gergel, S.E. (2005). Spatial and non-spatial factors: when do they impact the utility of landscape indicators of water quality? Landscape Ecology 20(2):177 – 189
Gergel, S.E., S.R. Carpenter, and E.H. Stanley. (2005). Do dams and levees impact nitrogen cycling? Simulating the effects of flood alterations on floodplain denitrification Global Change Biology 11:1352-1367
Turner, M.G., S.E. Gergel, M.D. Dixon, and J.R. Miller. (2004). Distribution and abundance of trees in floodplain forests of the Wisconsin River: environmental influences at different scales. Journal of Vegetation Science 15: 729-738
Gergel, S.E., E.M. Bennett, B.K. Greenfield, S. King, C.A. Overdevest, and B. Stumborg (2004). A test of the environmental Kuznets curve using long-term watershed inputs Ecological Applications 14(2):555–570
(2004). Learning Landscape Ecology: Concepts and Techniques for a Sustainable World
McClain M.E., E.W. Boyer, C.L. Dent, S.E. Gergel, N.B. Grimm, P.M. Groffman, S.C. Hart, J.W. Harvey, C.A. Johnston, E. Mayorga, W.H. McDowell, and G. Pinay (2003). Biogeochemical Hotspots and Hot moments at the Interface of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems Ecosystems 6:301-312
Nancy B. Grimm, Sarah E. Gergel, William H. McDowell, Elizabeth W. Boyer, C. Lisa Dent, Peter Groffman, Stephen C. Hart, Judson Harvey, Carol Johnston, Emilio Mayorga, Michael E. McClain, Gilles Pinay (2003). Merging aquatic and terrestrial perspectives of nutrient biogeochemistry Oecologia 442:485-501
Gergel, S.E., M.G. Turner, J.R. Miller, J.M. Melack, and E.H. Stanley (2002). Landscape indicators of human impacts to riverine systems Aquatic Sciences 64:118-128
Gergel, S.E. (2002). Assessing cumulative impacts of levees and dams on floodplain ponds: A neutral-terrain model approach. Ecological Applications 12(6):1740-1754
Gergel, S.E., M.D. Dixon, and M.G. Turner (2002). Consequences of human-altered floods: Levees, floods, and floodplain forests along the Wisconsin River. Ecological Applications 12(6):1755-1770
S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner, editors (2001). Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques Springer-Verlag, NY
Gergel, S.E and T. Reed-Andersen. (2001). Modeling ecosystem processes. Springer-Verlag, New York Pp. 266-277 in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques.
Gergel, S.E., M.G. Turner and D.J. Mladenoff (2001). Collecting spatial data at broad scales. Springer-Verlag, New York. Pp. 9-16 in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques.
Greenberg, J.G., S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner. (2001). Understanding landscape metrics II: Effects of changes in scale. Springer-Verlag, New York. Pp. 101-111in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques.
Turner, M.G., D.B. Tinker and S.E. Gergel. (2001). Landscape disturbance: location, pattern and dynamics. Springer-Verlag, New York. Pp. 147-165 in S.E. Gergel and M.G. Turner (eds.), Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques.
Gergel, S.E., M.G. Turner, and T.K. Kratz (1999). Dissolved organic carbon as an indicator of the scale of watershed influence on lakes and rivers Ecological Applications 9(4):1377-1390
Harris, L.D., T.S. Hoctor and S.E. Gergel. (1996). Landscape processes and their significance to biodiversity conservation. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Pp. 319-347 in O.E. Rhodes, R.K. Chesser and M.H. Smith (eds.), Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time.