Craig Allen

Craig Allen

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Title Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey - Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
Address 423 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0984
Phone 402-472-0229
FAX 402-472-2722
E-mail callen3@unl.edu

Hi, my name is Craig Allen, and I am the leader of the U.S. Geological Survey - Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit.

Prior to coming to UNL in July 2004, I was leader (2002 - 2004) and assistant leader (1998-2001) of the South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Clemson University. I held a non-tenure track faculty position in the zoology department at the University of Florida before that.

I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, but was born in Berkeley, California. I spent three years in Southhampton and Oxford in England; and Katwijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands. For a period in Wisconsin, I ran a chimney sweeping company with two partners, but I try to keep away from roofs today.

Professionally, I am most interested in understanding the links between land use or land cover change, biological invasions and extinctions. I conduct both applied and theoretical research on the impacts and predictions of invasions, and hope to continue a focus on invasive species in Nebraska, using empirical, experimental and spatial tools. I am also interested in how invasions can affect the resilience of ecosystems and other complex systems. I also sit on the Board of Directors for the Resilience Alliance.

Craig Allen

On a personal note, I am married to my wife Patty who I met during biology class in Green Bay a we have a son. After 14 years in the South, Patty and I are not so eager to shovel snow, but we are happy to be back in the Midwest. We enjoy travel and the outdoors.

Selected Publications

Allen C.R., Angeler, D.G., Fonaine, J.J., Garmestani, A.S., Chaine, N.M. 2017. Adaptive Management of Rangeland Systems. Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit -- Staff Publications. 231. Online
Allen, C., Angeler, D. 2016. Biological invasions, ecological resilience and adaptive governance. Journal of Environmental Management. 183:399-407. Online
Allen, C., Angeler, D., Twidwell Jr, D. 2016. Quantifying spatial resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53:625-635. Online
Allen, C.R., D.G. Angeler, G.S. Cumming, C. Folke, D. Twidwell and D.R. Uden. 2016. Quantifying spatial resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:625-635. Online
Allen, C.R., H.E. Birge, S.L. Bartelt-Hunt, R.A. Bevans, J.L. Burnett, B.A. Cosens, X. Cai, A.S. Garmestani, I. Linkov, E.A. Scott, M.D. Solomon and D.R. Uden. 2016. Avoiding decline: Fostering resilience and sustainability in midsize cities. Sustainability 8(9):844. Online
Angeler, D., Allen, C. 2016. Management applications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53:688-698. Online
Angeler, D., and Allen, C. 2016. Quantifying resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology. 53: 617-624. Online
Birge, H. E., Garmestani, A. S., Allen, C., Pope, K. L. 2016. Adaptive management for ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Management, 183:343-352. Online
Burnett, J. L., Allen, C. R., Brown, M. B., Moulton, M. P., Roberts, C. P. 2016. Range expansion by Passer montanus in North America. Biological Invasions. 19:5-9. Online
Burnett, J.L., Roberts, C.P., Allen, C.R., Brown, M.B., and Moulton, M.P. 2016. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) range expansion in North America. Biological Invasions. University of Nebraska.
Hodbod, J., Barreteau, O., Magda, D., Allen, C. 2016. Managing adaptively for multifunctionality in agricultural systems. Journal of Environmental Management. 183:379-388. Online
Allen, C., Angeler, D., Moulton, M., Holling, C. (2015). The importance of scaling for detecting community patterns: success and failure in assemblages of introduced species. Diversity, 7, 229-241. Online
Allen, C.R., D.R. Uden, A.R. Johnson and D.G. Angeler. 2015. Spatial modeling approaches for understanding and predicting the impacts of invasive alien species on native species and ecosystems. Pest risk modelling and mapping for invasive alien species. 162-170 Online
Angeler, D., D., Allen, C., Johnson, R. (2015). Linking degradation status with ecosystem vulnerability to environmental change. Oecologia, 178, 899-913.
Angeler, D.G., C.R. Allen, D.R. Uden and R.K. Johnson. 2015. Spatial scaling patterns and functional redundancies in a changing boreal lake landscape. Ecosystems 18:889-902. Online
Cumming, G., Allen, C., Ban, N., Biggs, D., Biggs, H., Cumming, D., de Vos, A., Epstein, G., Etienne, M., Maciejewski, K., Mathevet, R., Moore, C., Nenadovic, M., Schoon, M. (2015). Understanding protected area resilience: a multi-scale, social-ecological approach. Ecological Application, 25, 299-319. Online
Green, O., Garmestani, A., Gunderson, L., Allen, C., Ruhl, J., Arnold, C., Graham, N., Cosens, B., Angeler, D., Chaffin, B., Hollling, C. 2015. Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13:332-337. Online
Spears, B., Ives, S., Angeler, D., Allen, C., Birk, S., Carvalho, L., Cavers, S., Daunt, F., Morton, R., Pocock, M., Rhodes, G., Thackeray, S. (2015). Effective management of ecological resilience – are we there yet? Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 1311-1315. Online
Uden, D., Allen, C., Bishop, A., Grosse, R., Jorgensen, C., LaGrange, T., Stutheit, R., Vrtiska, M. (2015). Predictions of future ephemeral wetland habitat availability for the continued management of North American waterbirds under global change. Ecosphere, 6, art215. Online
Uden, D., Allen, C., McCoy, T., Mitchell, R., Guan, Q. (2015). Predicted avian responses to scenarios of biofuel-based landuse change in an intensive agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy, 7, 717-726.
Uden, D.R., Allen, C.R., Angeler, D.G., Corral, L., Fricke, K.A. 2015. Adaptive invasive species distribution models: A framework for modeling incipient invasions. Biological Invasions. 10:2831-2850. Online
Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, A.A. Bishop, R. Grosse, C.F. Jorgensen, T.G. LaGrange, R.G. Stutheit and M.P. Vrtiska. 2015. Predictions of future ephemeral springtime waterbird habitat availability under global change. Ecosphere 6(11):215. Online
Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, R.B. Mitchell, T.D. McCoy and Q. Guan. 2015. Predicted avian responses to bioenergy development scenarios in an intensive agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 7:717-726. Online
Allen, C., Angeler, D., Garmestani, A., Gunderson, L., Holling, C. (2014). Panarchy: Theory and application. Ecosystems, 17, 578-589.
Allen, C., Myers, E. (2014). Consuming fire ants reduces northern bobwhite survival and weight gain. Journal of Urban and Agricultural Entomology, 30, 49-58. Online
Angeler, D., Allen, C., McKie, B., Johnson, R., birge, H. (2014). Assessing and managing freshwater ecosystems vulnerable to global change. Ambio, 43, 113-125 Online
Angeler, D., Allen, C., Vila-Gispert, A., Almeida, D. (2014). Fitness in animals correlates with proximity to discontinuities in body mass distributions. Ecological Complexity, 20, 213-218 Online
Baho, D., Drakare, S., Johnson, R., Allen, C., Angeler, D. (2014). Similar resilience attributes in lakes with different management practices. PLoS ONE, 9(3):e91881. Online
Beck (Zysset), A., Stephen, B., Kill, R., Smeenk, N., Allen, C., Pope, K. L. (2014). Toxicity of copper sulfate and rotenone to Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis). Management of Biological Invasions, 5, 371-375. Online
Cosens, B., Gunderson, L., Allen, C., Harm-Benson, M. (2014). Identifying legal, ecological and governance obstacles and opportunities for adapting to climate change. Sustainability, 6, 2338-2356. Online
Gothe, E., Sandin, L., Allen, C., Angeler, D. (2014). Quantifying spatial scaling patterns and their local and regional correlates in headwater streams: implications for resilience. Ecology and Society, 19.
Kristine T. Nemec, Joana Chan, Christina Hoffman, Trisha L. Spanbauer, Joseph A. Hamm, Craig R. Allen, Trevor Hefley, Donald Pan, and Prabhakar Shrestha. (2014). Assessing resilinece in stressed watersheds. Ecology and Society. 19:34. Online
Nash, K., Allen, C., Angeler, D., Barichievy, C., Garmestani, A., Graham, N., Granholm, D., Knutson, M., Nelson, J., Nystrom, M., Riley, S., Stow, C., Sundstrom, S. (2014). Discontinuities, cross-scale patterns and the organization of ecosystems. Ecology, 95, 654-667. Online
Nash, K., Allen, C., Barichievy, C., Nystrom, M., Sundstrom, S., Graham, N. (2014). Habitat structure and body size distributions: ecosystem appropriate metrics and methods. Oikos, 123, 971-983. Online
Pope, K. L., C. R. Allen, and D. G. Angeler. 2014. Fishing for resilience. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:467-478. Online
Spanbauer, T., Allen, C., Angeler, D., Eason, T., Nash, K., Fritz, S., Stone, J. (2014). Prolonged instability prior to a regime shift. PLoS ONE, 9, 9(10): e108936. Online
Sundstrom, S., Allen, C. (2014). Complexity versus certainty in understanding species' declines. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 344-355. Online
Sundstrom, S., Allen, C., Garmestani, A., Garcia, J., Angeler, D. (2014). Transdisciplinary application of the cross-scale resilience model. Sustainability, 6, 6925-6948 Online
Uden, D.R., M.L. Hellman, D.G. Angeler and C.R. Allen. 2014. The role of reserves and anthropogenic habitats for functional connectivity and resilience of ephemeral wetlands. Ecological Applications 24:1569-1582. Online
Allen, C. (2013). Can law foster social-ecological resileince? Ecology and Society, 37. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05927-180237 Online
Allen, C. Angerler, D., Johnson, R. (2013). Measuring the relative resilience of subarctic lakes to global change: redundancies of functions within and across temporal scales. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 572-584. Online
Allen, C., Lotz, A. (2013). Social-ecological predictors of invasions and extinctions. Social-ecological predictors of invasions and extinctions, Ecology and Society 18(3): 15. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05550-180315.
Allen, C., Nemec, K., Danielson, S., Helzer, C. (2013). Responses of predatory invertebrates to seeding density and richness in experimental tallgrass prairie restorations. Ecosystems and Environment, 183, 11-20. Online
Allen, C., Nemec, K., Wardwell, D., Hoffman, J., Brust, M., Decker, K., Fogell, D., Hogue, J., lotz, A., Miller, T., Pummil, M., Ramirez-Yanez, L., Uden, D. (2013). Predictors of regional establishment success and spread of introduced non-indigenous vertebrates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 889-899. Online
Allen, C., Uden, D., Mitchell, R., Guan, Q., McCoy, T. (2013). The feasibility of producing adequate feedstock for year-round cellulosic ethanol production in an intesnsive agricultural fuelshed. Bioenergy Research, 6, 930-938.
Allen, C.R., K.T. Nemec, K.L. Decker, D.A. Wardwell, M. Brust, D. Fogell, J.D. Hoffman, J. Hogue, A. Lotz, T. Miller, M. Pummill, L.E. Ramirez-Yanes and D.R. Uden. 2013. Predictors of regional establishment success and spread of introduced nonindigenous vertebrates. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:889-899. Online
David G. Angeler, Craig R. Allen, Carmen Rojo, Miguel Alvarez-Cobelas, María A. Rodrigo, Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo. (2013). Inferring the relative resilience of alternative states. PLoS ONE, 8, e77338. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077338. Online
Haak, D., Chaine, N., Stephen, B., Wong, A., Allen, C. (2013). Mortality estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. BioInvasion Records, 2. Online
Kessler, A., J. Merchant, S. Shultz and C. Allen. 2013. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Sandhill Crane Habitat Management, Journal of Wildlife Management, 77 (7): 1301-1310.
Nemec, K., Allen, C., Wedin, D. A., Helzer, C. (2013). Influence of diversity and seeding density on invasion resistance in experimental tallgrass prairie restorations. Ecological Restoration, 31, 168-185. Online
Nemec, K., Traeger, J. C., Manley, E., Kalisch, A., Allen, C. (2012). Five new records of ants for Nebraska. The Prairie Naturalist, 44, 63-65. Online
Stephen, B.J., N.M. Chaine, C.R. Allen, K.A. Fricke, D.M. Haak, M.L. Hellman, R.A. Kill, K.T. Nemec, K.L. Pope, N.A. Smeenk, D.R. Uden, K.M. Unstad, A.E. VanderHam and A. Wong. 2013. Fecundity of the Chinese mystery snail in a Nebraska Reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:439-444. Online
Uden, D.R., C.R. Allen, R.B. Mitchell, Q. Guan and T.D. McCoy. 2013. Scenarios of bioenergy development impacts on regional groundwater withdrawals. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 68:124A-128A. Online
Uden, D.R., R.B. Mitchell, C.R. Allen, T.D. McCoy and Q. Guan. 2013. The feasibility of generating adequate biomass for year-round cellulosic ethanol production in an intensive agricultural fuelshed. 2013. Bioenergy Research 6:930-938. Online
Unstad, K.M., D.R. Uden, C.R. Allen, N.M. Chaine, D.M. Haak, D.M., R.A. Kill, K.L. Pope, B.J. Stephen and A. Wong. 2013. Survival and behavior of Chinese mystery snails (Bellamya chinensis) in response to simulation water body drawdowns and air exposure. Management of Biological Invasions 4:123-127. Online
Wong, A., C.R. Allen, N.M. Hart, D.M. Haak, K.L. Pope, N.A. Smeenk, B.J. Stephen and D.R. Uden. 2013. Enamel-based mark performance for marking Chinese mystery snail Bellamya chinensis. Management of Biological Invasions 4:231-234. Online
Angeler, D., Allen, C., Johnson, R. (2012). Insight on invasions and resilience derived from spatiotemporal discontinuities of biomass at local and regional scales. Ecology and Society, 17(2): 32.http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-04928-170232. Online
Chaine, N., Allen, C., Fricke, K., Haak, D., Hellman, M., Kill, R., Nemec, K., Pope, K. L., Smeenk, N., Stephen, B., Uden, D., Unstad, K., VanderHam, A. (2012). Population estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. BioInvasion Records, 1, 283-287. Online
Chaine, N.M., C.R. Allen, K.A. Fricke, D.M. Haak, M.L. Hellman, R.A. Kill, K.T. Nemec, K.L. Pope, N.A. Smeenk, B.J. Stephen, D.R. Uden, K.M. Unstad and A.E. Vanderham. 2012. Population estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. BioInvasion Records 1:283-287. Online
Decker, K.L., C.R. Allen, L. Acosta, M. Hellman, C. Jorgensen, R. Stutzman, K Unstad, A. Williams, and M. Yans. 2012. Landuse, landscapes and biological invasions. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5:108-116. Online
Kolasa, J., Allen, C., Sendzimir, J., Stow, C. (2012). Predictions and retrodictions of the hierarchical representation of habitat in heterogeneous environments. Ecological Modeling, 245, 199-207. Online
Sundstrom, S., Allen, C., Barichevy, C. (2012). Species, functional groups and thresholds in ecological resilience. Conservation Biology, 26, 305-314. Online
Allen, C.R., J.J. Fontaine, K.L. Pope and A.S. Garmestani. 2011. Adaptive management for a turbulent future. J. Environmental Management 92:1339-1345. Online
Kessler, Andrew C., James W. Merchant, Craig R. Allen, and Steven D. Shultz. 2011. Invasive Plants Impacts on Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) Roosting Habitat. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 4(4): 369-377. Online
Nemec, K.T., Allen, C.R., Alai A., Clements, G., Kessler A.C., Kinsell T., Major, A., and B.J. Stephen. 2011. Woody invasions of urban trails and the changing face of urban forests in the Great Plains, U.S.A. American Midland Naturalist 165:241-256. Online
Miller, T.K., C.R. Allen, W.G. Landis and J.W. Merchant. 2010. Risk Assessment: Simultaneously Prioritizing the Control of Invasive Plant Species and the Conservation of Rare Plant Species. Biological Conservation, 143: 2070-2079. Online
Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling. 2009. Foundations of Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY. pp. 311
Don Wardwell, Craig R. Allen, Garry D. Peterson and Andrew J. Tyre (2008). A test of the cross-scale resilience model: functional richness in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Ecological Complexity 5(2):165-182 Online
Allen, C. R. 2006. Predictors of introduction success in the South Florida avifauna. Biological Invasin. 8:491-500. Online
Allen, C. R., A. Garmestani, T. Havlicek, P. Marquet, G. D. Peterson, C. Restrepo, C. Stow, and B. Weeks. 2006. Patterns in body mass distributions: sifting among alternative competing hypotheses. Ecology Letters 9: 630-643. Online
Allen, C. R., D. Epperson and A. Garmestani. 2004. The impacts of fire ants on wildlife: a decade of research. American Midland Naturalist 152:88-103. Online
Allen, C. R., L. Gunderson, and A. R. Johnson. 2004. The use of discontinuities and functional groups to assess relative resilience in complex systems. Ecosystems. 8: 958. Online
Holling, C. S., and C. R. Allen. 2002. Adaptive inference for distinguishing credible from incredible patterns in nature. Ecosystems 5:319-328. Online
Allen, C. R., L. G. Pearlstine, and W. M. Kitchens. 2001. Modeling viable mammal populations in gap analyses. Biological Conservation 99:135-144. Online
Zettler, J. A., T. P. Spira, and C. R. Allen. 2001. Ant-seed mutualisms: can fire ants sour the relationship? Biological Conservation 101:249-253. Online
Allen, C. R., E. A. Forys, and C. S. Holling. 1999. Body mass patterns predict invasions and extinctions in transforming landscapes. Ecosystems 2:114-121. Online
C.R. Allen, R.S. Lutz, S. Demarais, 1998, Ecological effects of the invasive non-indiginous ant, Solenopsis invicta, on native vertebrates: the wheels on the bus. Tranactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 63:56-65
Peterson, G., C. R. Allen, and C. S. Holling. 1998. Ecological resilience, biodiversity and scale. Ecosystems 1:6-18. Online
Allen, C. R., Stephen Demarais, and R. Scott Lutz. 1997. Effects of red imported fire ants on recruitment of white-tailed deer fawns. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:911-916. Online
Allen, C., Uden, D., Mitchell, R., McCoy, T., Guan, Q. (2013). Potential contributions of a perennial bioenergy feedstrock to groundwater conservation under scenarios of future change. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 68, 124a-128a Online
Bundschuh, M., R. Schulz, R. Schafer, C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler. 2017. esilience in Ecotoxicology: Toward a Multiple Equilibrium Concept. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 9999(9999):1-7. Online
Allen, C. (in press). Spatiotemporal resilience of a lake landscape. Ecological Applications.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Biology (1989)
  • MS - Texas Tech University, Wildlife Science (1993)
  • PhD - University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology (1997)

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Affiliations (index)

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Adaptive Management
  • Biological invasions
  • Spatial ecology
  • Resilience of the ecosystem
  • Fish and Wildlife research unit/graduate education
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems ecology/resilience
  • Invasive species/invasion ecology

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Dynamics and trade-offs among social, economic, and ecological components of resilience in working agricultural landscapes
Starting Date 9/12/2016
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Munoz-Arriola, Francisco
Nancy Shank
Reed, Chrisiane
Ending Date 8/30/2018
Funding Level $37,000.00
Funding Source ARD Stategic Fund

 
Grant Title Role of Bats in Controlling Agricultural Pests
Starting Date 9/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Michael Whitby
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 5/31/2018
Funding Level $11,528.00
Funding Source University of Minnesota - SARE

 
Grant Title Aquatic Nuisance Species (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 6/22/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2019
Funding Level $52,400.00
Funding Source US Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Rain Water Basin Science Coordinator
Starting Date 4/15/2016
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 4/15/2019
Funding Level $153,750.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Wetland Condition Assessment 2016
Starting Date 1/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 8/31/2018
Funding Level $178,744.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title 2016 Wetland Assessment
Starting Date 8/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2017
Funding Level $69,541.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Establishing a Monitoring Network to Assess Distribution, Population Trends, and Habitat Use of Bats in Nebraska
Starting Date 8/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Caroline Jezierski
Ending Date 7/31/2018
Funding Level $118,116.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Global Change, Vulnerability and Resilience: Management Options for an Uncertain Future
Starting Date 9/25/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Dirac Twidwell
Ending Date 9/25/2019
Funding Level $728,122.00
Funding Source U. S. Department of Defense - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

 
Grant Title River Otter Population Study (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 2/28/2016
Funding Level $60,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Aquatic Nuisance Species Mangement Plan
Starting Date 6/22/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Allison Zach
Ending Date 6/30/2019
Funding Level $25,315.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Bat Movements Across Transforming Landscapes (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/2/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Caroline Jezierski
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $38,715.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Developing a Network for Invasive Species Outreach and Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/2/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Karie Decker
Allison Zach
Ending Date 6/30/2016
Funding Level $60,456.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Impacts of Agricultural Toxicants on Amphibians in the Rainwater Basin in Central Nebraska
Starting Date 10/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Loren Geisler
Chittaranjan Ray
Dan Snow
Ending Date 12/31/2016
Funding Level $119,971.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Northern Long-Eared Bats in Nebraska
Starting Date 3/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2016
Funding Level $208,478.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Roads

 
Grant Title Monitoring, Mapping, Risk Assessment and Management of Invasive Species in Nebraska (additional funding)
Starting Date 1/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Allison Zach
Ending Date 12/31/2019
Funding Level $350,000.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $50,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Soil Eco Knowledge and Conservation Reserve Progam Management
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Hannah Birge
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $10,000.00
Funding Source University of Minnesota - SARE

 
Grant Title Aquatic Nuisance Species (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/12/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Allison Zach
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $24,875.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wind and Wildlife Project
Starting Date 8/21/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
TJ Fontaine
Ending Date 7/31/2016
Funding Level $142,894.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Building Better Soils for Birds
Starting Date 2/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Hannah Birge
Ending Date 1/31/2017
Funding Level $150,644.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Network Invasive Species Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/3/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Karie Decker
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $62,456.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Bat Movement and Landscapes (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/3/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Caroline Jezierski
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $43,067.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Bat Migration in Eastern Nebraska
Starting Date 3/3/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title River Otter Populations
Starting Date 4/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 2/28/2015
Funding Level $60,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Aquatic Nuisance Species (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/12/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $24,286.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/13/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $649,860.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/13/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $649,860.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Network Invasive Species Monitoring
Starting Date 5/3/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2014
Funding Level $76,056.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Bat Movements Across Transforming Landscapes
Starting Date 5/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Caroline Jezierski
Ending Date 4/30/2016
Funding Level $162,715.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Understanding and Managing for Resilience in the Face of Global Change (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/19/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $30,400.00
Funding Source US Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Generation of Novelty in Complex Systems
Starting Date 1/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2013
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source McDonnell Foundation

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/18/2012
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 7/31/2013
Funding Level $646,993.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Managing for Resilience
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 7/31/2013
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Implementation of Nebraska Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan (additional funds)
Starting Date 10/12/2011
Principal Investigators
Karie Decker
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $22,395.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Higher Diversity CRP Planting
Starting Date 4/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2013
Funding Level $26,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Aquatic Nuisance Species
Starting Date 10/12/2011
Principal Investigators
Karie Decker
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2015
Funding Level $7,466.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title US Geological Survey Missouri River Mitigation (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 3/31/2014
Funding Level $258,491.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior

 
Grant Title NE Science Partnership with the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Coop
Starting Date 3/29/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 9/30/2012
Funding Level $28,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Karie Decker
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $12,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/14/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Sherilyn Fritz
Ashok Samal
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $650,212.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Rain Water Basin Joint Venture
Starting Date 6/21/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/21/2014
Funding Level $150,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Water Pollution Control (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 5/31/2014
Funding Level $96,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention
Starting Date 4/21/2011
Principal Investigators
Karie Decker
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $100,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

 
Grant Title Monitoring, Mapping, Risk Assessment and Management of Invasive Species in Nebraska (additional funding)
Starting Date 1/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2011
Funding Level $51,794.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Wind and Wildlife Project
Starting Date 3/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 2/28/2014
Funding Level $394,360.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title River Otter Home Range (additional funding)
Starting Date 5/1/2006
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $3,100.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Scenarios of Climate Change and Land Use Change in Biological Invasions
Starting Date 8/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $30,000.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Nebraska Wetland Conditions Assessment (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 5/31/2014
Funding Level $338,250.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds (additional funding)
Starting Date 6/22/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Drew Tyre
Sherilyn Fritz
Alan Tomkins
Ashok Samal
Ending Date 7/31/2011
Funding Level $649,126.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title NNLP: Research Inventory and Monitoring
Starting Date 5/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 7/30/2012
Funding Level $150,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Southeast Prairies BUL
Starting Date 7/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2013
Funding Level $11,300.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title U.S. Geologic Service Missouri River Adapative Management (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Drew Tyre
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 4/30/2011
Funding Level $163,754.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title River Otter Home Range and Habitats Use Pilot Study (additional funding)
Starting Date 5/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $9,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Missouri River Mitigation
Starting Date 4/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 3/31/2011
Funding Level $129,245.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title IGERT: Resilience and Adaptive Governance in Stressed Watersheds
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
Drew Tyre
Sherilyn Fritz
Alan Tomkins
Drew Tyre
Ashok Samal
Ending Date 8/14/2014
Funding Level $2,966,035.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title Missouri River Mitigation: Implementation of Amphibian Monitoring and Adaptive Management for Wetland Restoration Evaluation
Starting Date 4/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 3/31/2014
Funding Level $556,603.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey - USACE

 
Grant Title Adaptive Management of Prairie Remnants for Legacy Goals
Starting Date 3/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 2/28/2010
Funding Level $20,000.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Southeast Prairies BUL and Sandstone Prairies BUL Research
Starting Date 5/15/2008
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 6/30/2010
Funding Level $49,478.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Assessing Local and Regional Variability in Productivity and Fidelity of Grassland Birds on National Park Service Units in the Great Plains
Starting Date 6/1/2007
Principal Investigators
Larkin Powell
Co-PIs
Craig Allen
Ending Date 9/30/2010
Funding Level $95,572.00
Funding Source US Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title River Otter Habitat Pilot Study
Starting Date 5/1/2006
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $22,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Adaptive Management for Nebraska Legacy Program Goals
Starting Date 9/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Co-PIs
TJ Fontaine
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $200,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title River Otter Habitat Pilot Study
Starting Date 5/1/2006
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2010
Funding Level $22,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Monitoring, Mapping, Risk Assessment and Management of Invasive Species in Nebraska
Starting Date 1/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Craig Allen
Ending Date 12/31/2014
Funding Level $350,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 

Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management
  • Applied Ecology

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Adaptive Management
  • Applied Ecology

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 810 Landscape Ecology X HORT 812, NRES 810
NRES 896 Independent Study X X X X X NRES 496
NRES 898 Special Topics in Natural Resources: Resilience Working Agricultural Landscapes X n/a
NRES 898 Special Topics: Foundations of Resilience n/a
NRES 996 Research Other Than Thesis X X X X X n/a