Magle, S.B., M. Fidino, E.W. Lehrer, T. Gallo, M.P. Mulligan, M.J. Ríos, A.A. Ahlers, J. Angstmann, J.A. Belaire, B. Dugelby, A. Gramza, L. Hartley, B. MacDougall, T. Ryan, C. Salsbury, H. Sander, C. Schell, K. Simon, and D. Drake. In press. Advancing urban wildlife research through a multi-city collaboration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Minor, E., E.C. Anderson, J.A. Belaire, M. Garfinkel, and A.D. Smith. 2018. Urban green infrastructures and ecological networks for urban biodiversity conservation. In: Ossola, A., and J. Niemala (Eds.),  Urban Biodiversity: From Research to Practice. pp 186-199. (pdf)

Minor, E., J.A. Belaire, A. Davis, M. Franco, and M. Lin.  2016.  Socioeconomics and neighbor mimicry drive yard and neighborhood vegetation patterns.  In:  Francis, R., Millington, J., and M. Chadwick (Eds.), Urban Landscape Ecology:  Science, Policy and Practice.  Routledge, London. (book)

Belaire, J.A., L.M. Westphal, and E. Minor.  2016.  Different social drivers, including perceptions of urban wildlife, explain the ecological resources in residential landscapes. Landscape Ecology 31:401-413.  (pdf)

Kreakie, B.J., K.C. Hychka, J.A. Belaire, E. Minor, and H.A. Walker.  2016Internet-based approaches to building stakeholder networks for conservation and natural resources management. Environmental Management 57(2):345-354 (pdf)

Belaire, J.A., L.M. Westphal, C.J. Whelan, and E. Minor.  2015Urban residents’ perception of birds in the neighborhood:  biodiversity, cultural ecosystem services, and disservices. The Condor, 117(2):192-202. (pdf)

Belaire, J.A., C.J. Whelan, and E.S. Minor.  2014.  Having our yards and sharing them too:  The collective effects of yards on native bird species in an urban landscape. Ecological Applications 24(8):2132–2143. (pdf)

Belaire, J.A., B.J. Kreakie, T. Keitt, and E.S. Minor.  2014Predicting and mapping potential whooping crane stopover habitat to guide site selection for wind energy projects.  Conservation Biology 28(2):541-550. (pdf)

University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD in Biological Science.  2014.  Doctoral dissertation: Conservation and stewardship in human-dominated landscapes (with Dr. Emily Minor).

Belaire, J.A. and E.S. Minor.  2013.  Invited review of the book Urban bird ecology and conservation by C.A. Lepczyk and P.S. Warren, eds.  Journal of Field Ornithology 84(2):217-219.

Belaire, J.A. and D. Yocca.  2012.  Site Occupancy:  Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring and Stewardship.  In:  Calkins, M (Ed.), Sustainable Sites Handbook:  A complete guide to the principles, strategies, and best practices for sustainable landscapes. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA. (book)

Davis, A., J.A. Belaire, M.A. Farfan, D.C. Milz, E.R. Sweeney, S.R. Loss, and E.S. Minor.  2012Green infrastructure, biodiversity, and ecosystem services across an urban socioeconomic gradient.  Ecosphere 3(11):105. (pdf)

Belaire, J.A., A.K. Dribin, D.P. Johnston, D.L. Lynch, and E.S. Minor.  2011Mapping stewardship networks in urban ecosystems.  Conservation Letters 4, 464-473. (pdf)

Sustainable Sites Initiative:  Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks.  2009. Rating system for sustainable site development, developed in partnership with American Society of Landscape Architects, University of Texas – Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and U.S. Botanic Garden.  J.A. Belaire, D. Pieranunzi, H. Venhaus, S. Windhager, R. Mims, and L. Guthrie. (SITES)

Duke University, Master's of Environmental Management.  2007.  Master’s project:  Golden-cheeked warbler habitat prioritization in Central Texas (with Dr. Dean Urban). (pdf)


More about my work

Austin American-Statesman, What lurks in Waller Creek? Find out at upcoming ‘bioblitz’, April 2018

Video interview with KXAN news, Caught on camera: Austin's urban wildlife documented for nationwide effort, May 2017

The New York Times, On Safari in the City: A Guide to Urban Wildlife Viewing, May 2017

Travis Audubon Society, Think outside the park, September 2016

Reporting Texas, Citizens scientists track animal populations, September 2016

St. Edward's University News Center, Citizen Science, April 2016

Ecological Society of America, Backyards prove surprising havens for native birds, July 2015

DNAinfo Chicago, Birdfeeders Don't Attract Backyard Birds, But Plants and Berries Do, June 2015

Science Daily, Backyard Birds Enhance Life in Urban Neighborhoods

Next City, Why City Birds Might Like Us to "Think Outside the Park", June 2015

Conservation Magazine, Backyards Could Be a Boon for Urban Birds, April 2015

Science News, Before you plant this spring, consider the birds, April 2015, Make your home a home for the birds, April 2015

Anthrophysis Blog, Yards as Important Habitats for Urban Birds, January 2015

Conservation Magazine, How to Attract Birds to Your Yard, December 2014

Video interview with Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism “Environmental injustice in Chicago," 2013