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|Title||Leader of the U.S. Geological Survey - Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit|
423 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
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.
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.
|Gunderson, L., C. R. Allen and C. S. Holling. 2009. Foundations of Resilience. Island Press, New York, NY. ~311pp.|
|Allen, C. R. Predictors of introduction success in the South Florida avifauna. 2006. Biological Invasions 8: 491-500.|
|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.|
|Holling, C. S., and C. R. Allen. 2002. Adaptive inference for distinguishing credible from incredible patterns in nature. Ecosystems 5:319-328.|
|Allen, C. R., L. G. Pearlstine, and W. M. Kitchens. 2001. Modeling viable mammal populations in gap analyses. Biological Conservation 99:135-144.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Peterson, G., C. R. Allen, and C. S. Holling. 1998. Ecological resilience, biodiversity and scale. Ecosystems 1:6-18.|
|Allen, C. R., R. Scott Lutz, and Stephen Demarais. 1995. Red imported fire ant impacts on northern bobwhite populations. Ecological Applications 5:632-638.|
- BS - University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Biology (1989)
- MS - Texas Tech University, Wildlife Science (1993)
- PhD - University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology (1997)
- Applied Ecology
Cooperative research unit, fish and wildlife; Biological invasions; Spatial ecology; Resilience of the ecosystem; Fish and Wildlife research unit/graduate education; Ecology; Ecosystems ecology/resilience; Invasive species/invasion ecology
Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in
Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in
|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|