We help advance the field of conservation science by sharing our research in academic journals and at conferences and workshops. This page contains a selection of recent papers and reports from our Conservation Research team.


Brichieri‐Colombi, T. A., Lloyd, N. A., McPherson, J. M. and A. Moehrenschlager. (2019) “Limited contributions of released animals from zoos to North American conservation translocations.” Conservation Biology 33: 33-39. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13160 

Brichieri‐Colombi, T. A., McPherson, J. M., Sheppard, D. J., Mason, J. J. and A. Moehrenschlager (2018) “Standardizing the evaluation of community‐based conservation success.” Ecological Applications 28: 1963-1981. doi:10.1002/eap.1788 

Lloyd, N. A., Hostetter, N. J., Jackson, C. L., Converse, S. J. and A. Moehrenschlager (2018), “Optimizing release strategies: a stepping‐stone approach to reintroduction.” Animal Conservation. doi:10.1111/acv.12448

Randall, L., N. Lloyd, and A. Moehrenschlager (2018) “Guidelines for Mitigation Translocations of Amphibians: Applications for Canada’s Prairie Provinces” Version 1.0. Centre for Conservation Research, Calgary Zoological Society. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 94 pp.

Swan, K., N. Lloyd and A. Moehrenschlager (2018) “Projecting further increases in conservation translocations: A Canadian case study.” Biological Conservation 228: 175-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.10.026


Brichieri-Colombi, T. A., J.M.M McPherson, D.J. Sheppard, and A. Moehrenschlager (2017) “In aid of (re)discovered species: maximizing conservation insights from minimal data.” Animal Conservation 20(2): 205-212. DOI:10.1111/acv.12306

Moehrenschlager, A. (2017). "Tiptoeing Cautiously Yet Confidently: Health Considerations for Conservation Translocations." Ecohealth 14(1): S167-S170. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-016-1155-3

Stephens, T., S.C. Wilson, F. Cassidy, D. Bender, D. Gummer, D. H. V. Smith, N. Lloyd, J. M. McPherson, and A. Moehrenschlager (2017) “Climate change impacts on the conservation outlook of populations on the poleward periphery of species ranges: A case study of Canadian black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus).” Global Change Biology DOI:10.1111/gcb.13922

Sommers M., L.A. Randall, and R.M.R Barclay (2017) “Effects of environmental variables on calling behaviour of northern leopard frogs, Lithobates pipens, in Alberta.” Canadian Journal of Zoology DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0239


Brichieri-Colombi, T. A., and A. Moehrenschlager (2016) “Alignment of threat, effort and perceived success in North American conservation translocations.” Conservation Biology 30(6): 1159-1172

McPherson, J. M., J. Sammy, D. J. Sheppard, J. J. Mason, T. A. Brichieri-Colombi, and A. Moehrenschlager (2016) “Integrating traditional knowledge when it appears to conflict with conservation: lessons from the discovery and protection of sitatunga in Ghana.” Ecology and Society 21(1): 24.

Moehrenschlager A., and N. Lloyd. (2016) “Release considerations and techniques to improve conservation translocation success.” In Jachowski et al. (Eds.): Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Swan, K. D., J. M. McPherson, P. J. Seddon, and A. Moehrenschlager (2016) "Managing Marine Biodiversity: The Rising Diversity and Prevalence of Marine Conservation Translocations." Conservation Letters 9(4): 239-251.


Randall, L., K. Kendell, P. Govindarajulu, B. Houston, P. Ohanjanian, and A. Moehrenschlager (2015) “Re-introduction of the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens) in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.” In Soorae, P. S. (Ed.): Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2015. Further case studies from around the globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, Gland, Switzerland.

Randall, L. A., D. H. Smith, B. L. Jones, D. R. Prescott, & A. Moehrenschlager (2015) “Seasonal Differences in Extinction and Colonization Drive Occupancy Dynamics of an Imperilled Amphibian." Plos One 10(5).


Seddon, P.J., A. Moehrenschlager, and J. Ewen. 2014. “Reintroducing resurrected species: selecting DeExtinction candidates.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29(3): 140-147.

Smith, D. H. V., B. Jones, L. Randall, and D. R. C. Prescott (2014). "Differences in detection and occupancy between two anurans: the importance of species-specific monitoring." Herpetological Conservation and Biology 9(2): 267-277.