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Edited Books

Tilson, R. L., & Nyhus, P. J. (Eds.). (2009). Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed.). New York: Elsevier/Noyes (in press).

Osofsky, S. A., Cleaveland, S., Karesh, W. B., Kock, M. D., Nyhus, P. J., Starr, L., & Yang, A. (Eds.). (2005). Conservation and Development Interventions at the Wildlife-Livestock Interface. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN.

Book Chapters

Nyhus, P. J., & Tilson, R. (2009). Panthera tigris vs Homo sapiens: Conflict, Coexistence, or Extinction. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Nyhus, P. J., & Tilson, R. (2009). The Next Twenty Years of Tiger Science, Politics, and Conservation. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Nyhus, P. J., Tilson, R., & Hutchins, M. (2009). Thirteen thousand and counting: How growing captive tiger populations threaten wild tigers. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Muntifering, J. R., Nyhus, P. J., Tilson, R. L., & Soulé, M. E. (2009). Tiger restoration and biodiversity refugia in Asia: “Picking up” the pieces. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Tilson, R., Nyhus, P., Muntifering, J., & Dahmer, T. (2009). The Yin and Yang of Tiger Conservation in China. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Tilson, R. L., & Nyhus, P. J. (2009). Tribe of Tigers:  Introduction. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Tilson, R. L., & Nyhus, P. J. (2009). The biology and politics of Sumatran tigers: Crash of the conservation Garuda. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Tilson, R., Nyhus, P., Sriyanto, & Rubianto, A. (2009). Poaching and Poisoning of Tigers in Sumatra for the Domestic Market. In R. L. Tilson & P. J. Nyhus (Eds.), Tigers of the World:  The Biology, Politics, and Conservation of Panthera tigris (2nd ed., in press). New York: Elsevier/Noyes.

Nyhus, P. J., Osofsky, S. A., Ferraro, P., Fischer, H., & Madden, F. (2005). Bearing the costs of human-wildlife conflict: The challenges of compensation schemes. In R. Woodroffe, S. Thirgood & A. Rabinowitz (Eds.), People and Wildlife:  Conflict or Coexistence? (pp. 107-121). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Nyhus, P. J., Williams, J., Borovansky, J., Byers, O., & Miller, P. (2003). Incorporating local knowledge into population and habitat viability assessments:  Landowners and tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea. In F. Westley & P. Miller (Eds.), Experiments in Consilience: Integrating Social and Scientific Responses to Save Endangered Species (pp. 161-184). Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Nyhus, P., Tilson, R., & Franklin, N. (2001). Social and Administrative Guidelines for Field Conservation in Indonesia:  Experiences from the Field. In W. G. Conway, M. Hutchins, M. Souza, Y. Kapetanakos & E. Paul (Eds.), AZA Field Conservation Resource Guide (pp. 198-207). Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta.

Tilson, R., Manansang, J., Brady, G., Armstrong, D., Traylor-Holzer, K., & Nyhus, P. (2001). Training, Transferring Technology, and Linking In Situ and Ex Situ Tiger Conservation in Indonesia. In W. G. Conway, M. Hutchins, M. Souza, Y. Kapetanakos & E. Paul (Eds.), AZA Field Conservation Resource Guide (pp. 245-255). Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta.

Tilson, R., Nyhus, P., & Franklin, N. (2001). Tiger restoration in Asia:  Ecological theory vs. sociological reality. In D. S. Maehr, R. F. Noss & J. L. Larkin (Eds.), Large Mammal Restoration:  Ecological and Sociological Challenges in the 21st Century (pp. 277-291). Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

Nyhus, P., Sumianto, & Tilson, R. (1999). The tiger human dimension in southeast Sumatra, Indonesia. In J. Seidensticker, S. Christie & P. Jackson (Eds.), Riding the Tiger:  Tiger Conservation in Human-dominated Landscapes (pp. 144-145). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Nyhus, P. J., Lacy, R. C., Westley, F. R., Miller, P. S., Vredenburg, H., Paquet, P. C., & J. Pollak. (2007). Tackling biocomplexity with meta-models for species risk assessment. Ecology and Society, 12(1), 31 [online]: www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss1/art31.

Nyhus, P. J., & Tilson, R. (2004). Agroforestry, elephants, and tigers:  Balancing conservation theory and practice in human-dominated landscapes of Southeast Asia. Agroforestry, Ecosystems, and the Environment, 104, 87-97.

Nyhus, P. J., & Tilson, R. (2004). Characterizing tiger-human conflict in Sumatra, Indonesia:  Implications for conservation. Oryx, 38(1), 68-74.

Tilson, R., Defu, H., Muntifering, J., & Nyhus, P. J. (2004). Dramatic decline of wild South China tigers: Field survey of priority tiger reserves. Oryx, 38(1), 40-47.

Nyhus, P. J., Fisher, H., Madden, F., & Osofsky, S. (2003). Taking the bite out of wildlife damage:  The challenges of wildlife compensation schemes. Conservation in Practice, 4(2), 37-40.

Nyhus, P. J., Sumianto, & Tilson, R. (2003). Wildlife knowledge among migrants in southern Sumatra, Indonesia:  Implications for conservation. Environmental Conservation, 30(2), 192-199.

Nyhus, P. J., Tilson, R. L., & Tomlinson, J. L. (2003). Dangerous animals in captivity:  Ex situ tiger conflict and implication for private ownership of exotic animals. Zoo Biology, 22(6), 573 - 586.

Nyhus, P. J., Westley, F. R., Lacey, R. C., & Miller, P. S. (2002). A role for natural resource social science in biodiversity risk assessment. Society and Natural Resources, 15(10), 923-932.

Nyhus, P., Sumianto, & Tilson, R. (2000). Crop-raiding elephants and conservation implications at Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Oryx, 34(4), 262-275.

Tilson, R., & Nyhus, P. (1998). Keeping problem tigers from becoming a problem species. Conservation Biology, 12(2), 261-262.

Tilson, R., Siswomartono, D., Manansang, J., Brady, G., Armstrong, D., Traylor-Holzer, K., Byers, A., Christie, P., Salfifi, A., Tumbelaka, L., Christie, S., Richardson, D., Reddy, S., Franklin, N. & Nyhus, P. (1997). International co-operative efforts to save the Sumatran tiger Panthera tigris sumatrae. International Zoo Yearbook, 35, 129-138.

Pedagogy Publications (* designates student co-author)

Nyhus, P. J., Cole, F. R., & Firmage, D. H. (2007). Tigers, wolves, and moose, Oh My:  Challenges and opportunities for promoting undergraduate research in Environmental Studies with GIS. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, 27(3), 97-102.

Nyhus, P. J., Cole, F. R., Firmage, D. H., Tierney, D., Cole, S. W., Phillips, R. B., and Yeterian, E. H. (2007). Environmental Studies:  Interdisciplinary research on Maine lakes. In D. Sinton & J. Lund (Eds.), Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum (pp. 187-198). Redlands, CA: ESRI Press.

Nyhus, P. J., Cole, F. R., Firmage, D. H., & Yeterian, E. H. (2004). Teaching fellows: An innovative approach to facilitate the integration of research and education at Colby College. In L. Kauffman & J. Stocks (Eds.), Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Curriculum: Lessons from the Integration of Research and Education. http://www.cur.org/publications/aire_raire/toc.asp. Council of Undergraduate Research: Washington, D.C.

Nyhus, P. J., Cole, F. R., Firmage, D. H., & Lehmann, P. S.* (2002). Enhancing education through research in the environmental science laboratory: Integrating GIS and project-based learning at Colby college. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, (September), 34-40.

Nyhus, P. J., Cole, F. R., Firmage, D. H., & Yeterian, E. H. (2002). Developing and implementing an interdisciplinary undergraduate research symposium at a small liberal arts college. Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly, (September), 16-23.

Burgess, A. D., Dehring, P., Nyhus, P., & Carlson, G. (1995). Biocore Style Manual. Madison, WI: Biology Core Curriculum, University of Wisconsin (unpublished).

Other Professional Publications

Nyhus, P. (2008). Panthera tigris sp. amoyensis (South China Tiger). In 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. <www.iucnredlist.org>.

Nyhus, P.J. and R. Tilson.  (2008). Can private owners help save a species? Natural History Magazine Factotem blog

Breitenmoser, U., Tilson, R., & Nyhus, P. (2006). Reintroduction of the Chinese Tiger. Cat News, 44, 15.

Tilson, R., & Nyhus, P. (2005). Zoos, private ownership, and accreditation: “The right thing to do”. Communiqué, December, 34.

Nyhus, P. J., & Tilson, R. (2003). The conservation value of privately-owned tigers. In E. Doherty & K. Girton (Eds.), AZA ANNUAL Conference Proceedings 2003 (pp. 55-59). Silver Spring, MD: American Zoo & Aquarium Association.

Nyhus, P. J., Tilson, R., Franklin, N., Bastoni, Sriyanto, Yunus, M, & Sumianto. (2000). Tigers, cameras, and satellites: Interdisciplinary efforts to map the habitat and threats to the last Sumatran tigers. In Proceedings of the ESRI International User Conference 2000. San Diego: ESRI.

Tilson, R., Nyhus, P., Jackson, P., Quigley, H., Hornocker, M., Ginsberg, J., Phemister, D., Sherman, N., & Seidensticker, J. (2000). Securing a Future for the World's Wild Tigers. Washington, D.C.: Save The Tiger Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/handle/10088/6653.

Borovansky, J., Byers, O., Miller, P., Nyhus, P. J., & Williams, J. (1999). Facilitiating local participation in a conservation planning workshop. TRI News (Yale University), Spring 1999, 12-16.

Nyhus, P., Sumianto, & Tilson, R. (1999). People, politics, and village-level conservation in Sumatra, Indonesia. In Proceedings of the 1999 AZA Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Bethesda, MD: AZA.

Tilson, R., Nyhus, P., & Franklin, N. (1997). Steps in the forest: Efforts to protect the last Sumatran tigers. Minnesota Zoo Magazine, 13-14.

Tilson, R., Franklin, N., Nyhus, P., Bastoni, Sriyanto, Siswomartono, D., & Manansang, J. (1996). In situ conservation of the Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia. International Zoo News, 43(5), 316-324.

Nyhus, P., & Adams, M. (1995). Biosphere Reserves of the World:  Principles and Practice. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin and Institute for Environmental Studies (unpublished, used as class text in two courses at UW-Madison).

Nyhus, P. (1994). Tenure and information constraints to conservation in upland farming systems in Java, Inodnesia. In W. A. Hamel (Ed.), Proceedings of the Ecol-Environ-Management Group:  The Association of Management 12th Annual International Conference, August 10-13, 1994. Dallas, TX: Association of management.

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