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Susannah Lerman

Susannah Lerman

Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

slerman@cns.umass.edu

413-545-5447

Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Amherst, MA 01003

Titles

  • Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Journal Articles

2017

Groffman, P. M., M. Avolio, J. Cavender-Bares, N. D. Bettez, J. M. Grove, S. J. Hall, S. E. Hobbie, K. L. Larson, S. B. Lerman, D. H. Locke, J. B. Heffernan, J. L. Morse, C. Neill, K. C. Nelson, J. O'Neil-Dunne, D. E. Pataki, C. Polsky, R. Roy Chowdhury and T. L. Trammell. 2017. Ecological homogenization of residential macrosystems. Nature: Ecology & Evolution 1:Art. 0191. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0191. (link )

2012

Lerman, S. B., V. K. Turner and C. Bang. 2012. Homeowner associations as a vehicle for promoting native urban biodiversity. Ecology and Society 17(4):Art. 45. (link )

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren, H. Gan and E. Shochat. 2012. Linking foraging decisions to residential yard bird composition. PLoS One 7(8):e43497. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043497. (link )

2011

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2011. The conservation value of residential yards: Linking birds and people. Ecological Applications 21(4):1327-1339. (link )

2010

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, J. M. Anderies, P. S. Warren, S. H. Faeth and C. H. Nilon. 2010. Invasion, competition, and biodiversity loss in urban ecosystems. BioScience 60(3):199-208. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.3.6. (link )

2008

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman and N. D. Charney. 2008. Letter to the Editor: Plants of a feather: Spatial autocorrelation of gardening practices in suburban neighborhoolds. Biological Conservation 141(1):3-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.10.005.

2004

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman, M. V. Katti and D. B. Lewis. 2004. Linking optimal foraging behavior to bird community structure in an urban-desert landscape: Field experiments with artificial food patches. American Naturalist 164(2):232-243. (link )

Book Chapters

2010

Shochat, E., S. B. Lerman and E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2010. Birds in urban ecosystems: Population dynamics, community structure, biodiversity, and conservation. Pp. 75-86 In: Aitkenhead-Peterson, J. and A. Volder eds., Urban Ecosystem Ecology. American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

Warren, P. S., S. L. Harlan, C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman, E. Shochat and A. P. Kinzig. 2010. Urban ecology and human social organization. Pp. 172-201 In: Gaston, K. J. ed., Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press and the British Ecological Society.

Posters

2017

Andrade, R., S. B. Lerman, P. S. Warren, H. L. Bateman, K. L. Larson and J. Ripplinger. 2017. How social and landscape characteristics affect the urban arthropod community during recessions. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 13 January 2017, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2016

Burnette, R. K., P. S. Warren, S. B. Lerman, H. L. Bateman, K. L. Larson and J. Hoffmann. 2016. Linking residential landscape, socioeconomic status, and perceptions to bird diversity. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2012

Zhang, S., C. G. Boone, S. B. Lerman and A. M. York. 2012. A multi-scale study of the relationship among land composition, land fragmentation,and bird biodiversity in the Phoenix area. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2011

Lerman, S. B., V. K. Turner and C. Bang. 2011. Linking homeowners associations with biodiversity: A case study in Phoenix, AZ. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link )

2010

Lerman, S. B., V. K. Turner and R. Watkins. 2010. Suburban development with wildlife in mind: An investigation of home owners' associations in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented January 14 at the 12th Annual Central Arizona Project-Long Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2009

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, and socioeconoimc factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

2008

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2008. Foraging decisions, bird community structure and residential landscapes: Finding the links. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Ruddell, D. M., S. L. Harlan, G. Luikart and S. B. Lerman. 2008. Public park ecology and nieghborhood crime: Assessing resident perceptions of crime and park quality. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Warren, P. S., S. B. Lerman and S. L. Harlan. 2008. Do people notice birds?. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2007. Landscape design and bird community structure in Phoenix, Arizona: Management implications. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2007. Urban landscape design and bird community structure in Phoenix, Arizona: Management implications. San Jose McEnery Conference Center. Poster presented at the August 6-10, 2007 Ecological Restoration in a Changing World at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America held with the Society for Ecological Restoration 18th International Conference, San Jose, CA.

Ruddell, D. M., S. B. Lerman, G. Luikart and S. L. Harlan. 2007. Public park ecology and neighborhood crime: assessing resident perceptions of crime and park quality. Poster presented at the October 2007 Association of American Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

2006

Warren, P. S., C. A. Lepczyk, S. Lerman, L. Machabee and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Who feeds the birds?. Poster presented at the April 2006, Conserving Birds in Human-Dominated Landscapes Symposium.

2004

Shochat, E., M. V. Katti and S. B. Lerman. 2004. Differences in bird foraging behaviour between Sonoran Desert and urban habitats in central Arizona. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

2002

Shochat, E., J. Lerman, C. Putnam and M. V. Katti. 2002. Differences in bird foraging behaviour between Sonoran Desert and urban habitats: A field experiment with seed trays. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2011

Lerman, S. B., P. S. Warren and E. Shochat. 2011. Foraging decisions, bird community structure, and residential landscapes: A mechanistic approach to explain the decline of urban bird diversity. Presentation at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2009

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, an urban gradient and socioeconomic factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Presentation at the June 2009 Symposium on Managing Residential Landscapes for Wildlife at the Urban Wildlife Ecology and Management Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

Lerman, S. B. and P. S. Warren. 2009. Birds, habitat, an urban gradient, and socioeconomic factors: Exploring the relationships in a residential landscape. Presentation at the August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

2006

Warren, P. S., J. M. Grove, P. E. Tarrant, E. Adley, S. B. Lerman and E. Shochat. 2006. Humans in the urban food web: Insights from integrating social and biophysical science approaches in Phoenix and Baltimore. Presentation at the 6-11 August 2006 symposium, "The Urban Food Web: How Humans Alter the State and Interactions of Trophic Dynamics" at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN.

Reports

2017

Larson, K., R. Andrade, A. York, D. Childers, P. Coseo, S. Earl, M. Ehlenz, N. Grimm, S. Hall, S. Harlan, D. Hondula, S. Lerman, D. Pfeiffer, J. Ripplinger, V. K. Smith, P. Warren, M. Watkins, D. White, S. Wittlinger, M. Wright and A. Wutich. 2017. The Phoenix Area Social Survey IV: Linking Social and Biophysical Dynamics in Urban Neighborhoods. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

2011

Lerman, S. B. 2011. Residential landscapes and bird community structure: Understanding the patterns and processes. PhD dissertation. University of Massachusetts.