Scientific Articles

Many of our researchers and collaborators have published interesting and informative scientific articles about their work in Nova Scotia. Here are a few:



Balzer, E.W., Grottoli, A.D., Phinney, L.J., Burns, L.E., Vanderwolf, K.J. & Broders, H.G. (2021). Capture rate declines of Northern Myotis in the Canadian Maritimes. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Markle, C.C., Law, T., Freeman, H.C.A, Caverhill, B., Davy, C.M., Hathaway, J., McNeil, J., Moxley, K., Richer, S., & Chow-Fraser, P. (2021). Using the Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandinggii) plastron as a ‘fingerprint’: photo identification of an endangered species. Canadian Wildlife Biology & Management, 10(02), 47-61.



Berry, A., Lavers, A., & Mitchell, L. (2018). Old forest policy and regulatory frameworks in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with a comparison to British ColumbiaThe Forestry Chronicle94(01), 13-19.

Headley, J.A., Lavers, A.J., MacMillan, J.L. & Reid, D. (2018). The trout fishery of the upper Medway watershed, Nova Scotia, 2016-17Proceedings of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, 49(02), 253-268.

Hill, N., Chinner, K., Toms, B., & Garbary, D. (2018). Recovery succession of native plant communities at Big Meadow Bog after disturbance and eutrophication from herring gulls. Wetlands, 39(12)

Pearson, K., Cameron, R. & McMullin, R.T. (2018). Habitat associations and distribution model for Fuscopannaria leucosticta in Nova Scotia, CanadaThe Lichenologist, 50(04), 487-497.

Power, T.D., Cameron, R.P., Neily, T. & Toms, B. (2018). Forest structure and site conditions of Boreal Felt Lichen (Erioderma pedicellatum) habitat in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Botany 96(7): 449-459.



Clapp, H., Neily, T. (2017). Sphagnum cyclophyllum: A second site in Nova Scotia for a rare sphagnum mossEvansia, 34(1), 6-8.

McMullin, T.R., Ure, D., Smith, M., Clapp, H., & Wiersma, Y. (2017). Ten years of monitoring air quality and ecological integrity using field-identifiable lichens at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, CanadaEcological Indicators, 81, 214-221.



Cameron, R. & Toms, B. (2016). Population decline of endangered lichen Erioderma pedicellatum in Nova Scotia, CanadaBotany, 94(7), 565-571.

LaRue, D. (2016). Natural regeneration of the globally rare Geum peckii (Rosaceae) on Brier Island, Nova ScotiaRhodora, 118(975), 310-314.



Imlay, T.L., Saroli, J., Herman, T.B. & Mockford, S.W. (2015). Movements of the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus) in Nova ScotiaCanadian Field Naturalist, 129(4), 379-385.



Bowman, M.F., Nussbaumer, C. & Burgess, N.M. (2014). Community composition of lake zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates and forage fish across a pH gradient in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, CanadaWater, Air, & Soil Pollution, 225:2211.

Nussbaumer, C., Burgess, N.M. & Weeber, R.C. (2014). Distribution and abundance of benthic macroinvertebrates and zooplankton in lakes in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada, Nova ScotiaCanadian Field Naturalist, 128(1), 1–24.



Cameron, R., Goudie, I. & Richardson, D. (2013).  Habitat loss exceeds habitat regeneration for an IUCN flagship lichen epiphyte: Erioderma pedicellatumCanadian Journal of Forest Research, 43(11), 1075-1080.

Cameron, R.P., Neily, T. & Clapp, H. (2013). Forest harvesting impacts on mortality of an endangered lichen at the landscape and stand scalesCanadian Journal of Forest Research, 43(5), 507-511.



Anderson, F. & Neily, T.H. (2012). New and noteworthy macrolichen records for Nova ScotiaEvansia, 29(1), 1-3.

Gilhen, J., Jones, A., McNeil, J. & Tanner, A. (2012). A significant range extention for the Eastern Ribbonsnake, Thamnophis sauritus, in Nova Scotia, CanadaThe Canadian Field-Naturalist, 126(3) 231-233.

LaRue, D. (2012). Native plants common to Florida and Nova ScotiaPalmetto, 29(2), 12-15.



Cameron, R.P., Neily, T. & Clayden, S.R. (2011).  Distribution prediction model for Erioderma mollissimum in Atlantic CanadaThe Bryologist, 114(1), 231-238.

Lefebvre, J., Avery, T.S. & Herman, T. (2011). Size dimorphism and growth rates in distinct populations of Blanding's Turtles (Emydoidea blandingii) in Nova Scotia in relation to environmentHerpetological Conservation and Biology, 6(3), 465-472.



Neily, T. & Anderson, F. (2010). Leptogium hibernicum Mitch. ex P. M. Jorg. discovered in North America. The Lichenologist, 42(5), 629-630.



Moroni, M.T. & Ryan, D.A.J. (2009). Deadwood abundance in recently harvested and old Nova Scotia hardwood forestsForestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, 83(2), 219-227.

Tom Neily and Francis Anderson completed research for the NSDNR Species at Risk Fund on lichens that are found in calcareous areas. Read the report here