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 the Centre for Conservation Research team.


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.


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.