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Sierra Nevada Research Center

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Patricia Manley
Research Wildlife Biologist
Principal Research Scientist
Phone: (530) 759-1719

Pacific Southwest Research Station
Sierra Nevada Research Center
1731 Research Park Dr.
Davis, CA 95618

Ph: (530) 759-1700
Fx: (530) 747-0241

Education
Ph.D. 2000 Wildland Resource Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA
M.S. 1988 Natural Resource Management, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
B.S. 1983 wildlife Management, Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA
Research Interests/Duties
My research focuses on natural and human factors affecting biological diversity in a variety of terrestrial, riparian, and aquatic ecosystems in California, with particular emphasis on conservation challenges in the Lake Tahoe basin. I am currently the lead scientist on three studies that evaluate the effects of human factors on population and community processes shaping biological diversity. First, I am the lead scientist investigating patch and landscape-scale disturbance and fragmentation effects on species occurrence and abundance, population structure, and species composition of birds, mammals, and vascular plants. One product of the study will be a landscape-scale predictive model to inform the acquisition and management of undeveloped lands ("urban lots") in the Lake Tahoe basin study area. Second, I am studying the effects of off-highway vehicles on vertebrate assemblages and their habitats, the results of which will inform the management of OHV use areas throughout California. Finally, I am investigating spatial and temporal effects of habitat degradation in lentic ecosystems (lakes, ponds, and wet meadows) on associated amphibian and reptile species. Completed research projects include my dissertation research, which investigated patterns of biological diversity (vertebrates, invertebrates, vascular plants, and fungi) in stream-side riparian ecosystems in the Lake Tahoe basn. I have also studied bird assemblages in oak woodlands, including inquiries into the foraging ecology of insectivorous birds, and the effects of tree density on species composition, abundance, and nest success. The results of this research were used to inform harvest regulations for oak woodlands in California. In addition to my core research program, I have a strong interest in the design and analysis of landscape-scale ecosystem monitoring. I led the design of the Sierra Nevada monitoring strategy, which encompassed a wide variety of biological and physical features: 1) populations and habitats of species of concern; 2) terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem conditions; and 3) sociocultural phenomena as integrated components of ecosystems. I am currently co-leading the development and testing of a national protocol for monitoring multiple species and their habitats (Multiple-Species Inventory and Monitoring protocol) as a tool to meet National Forest obligations to monitor Management Indicator Species.
Selected Publications

Murphy, D.D. and P.N. Manley. 2009. A report from Lake Tahoe: Observation from an ideal platform for adaptive management. Water Resources Impact 11(3):15-17.

Manley, P. N., W. J. Zielinski, M. D. Schlesinger, and S. R. Mori. In Press. Evaluation of a multiple-species approach to monitoring species at the ecoregional scale. Ecological Applications.

Manley, P. N. 2000. Biological diversity and its measure: an assessment of lotic riparian ecosystems in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Berkeley, CA. 399 pp.

Manley, P. N., W. J. Zielinski, C. M. Stuart, J. J. Keane, A. J. Lind, C. Brown, B. L. Plymale, and C. O. Napper. 2000. Monitoring ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada: the conceptual model foundation. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 64:139-152.

Manley, P. N., J. A. Fites-Kaufman, M. G. Barbour, M. D. Schlesinger, and D. M. Rizzo. 2000. Biological integrity. Pages 403-528 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume. I. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-175. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N., J. C. Tracy, D. D. Murphy, B. R. Noon, M. A. Nechodom, and C. M. Knopp. 2000. Elements of an Adaptive Management Strategy for the Lake Tahoe Basin. Pages 528-735 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume. I. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-175. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Focal vascular plant species of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Pages K1-K10 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Designation of focal vertebrate species for the Lake Tahoe Basin. Pages L1-L6 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Imperilment and vulnerability of Lake Tahoe Basin Terrestrial Vertebrates. Pages M1-M9 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Focal vertebrates of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Pages N1-N6 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Recommended conservation for focal species. Pages Q1-Q15 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. and M. D. Schlesinger. 2000. Recommended monitoring for focal species. Pages R1-R11 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Romsos, J. S., M. D. Schlesinger, and P. N. Manley. 2000. Historical Changes in Vertebrate Species Composition. Pages J1-J10 in D. D. Murphy and C. M. Knopp, editors. Lake Tahoe Basin watershed Assessment, Volume II. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-176. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N., G. E. Brogan, C. Cook, M. E. Flores, D. G. Fuller, S. Husari, T. M. Jimerson, L. M. Lux, M. E. McCain, J. A. Rose, G. Schmitt, J. C. Schuyler, and M. J. Skinner. 1995. Sustaining ecosystems: a conceptual framework. USDA Forest Service, Publication R5-EM-01. Pacific Southwest Region, 1323 Club Dr., Vallejo, CA.

Block, W. M., M. L. Morrison, J. Verner, and P. N. Manley. 1994. Assessing wildlife-habitat-relationships models: a case study with California oak woodlands. wildlife Society Bulletin 22:549-561.

Manley, P. N., W. M. Block, F. R Thompson, G. S. Butcher, C. Paige, L. H. Suring, D. S. Winn, D. Roth, C. J. Ralph, E. Morris, C. H. Flather, and K. Byford. 1993. Guidelines for monitoring populations of neotropical migratory birds on National Forest System lands. USDA Forest Service Monitoring Task Group Report, Washington, D.C.

Manley, P. N. 1992. U.S. Forest Service goals and programs for monitoring neotropical migratory birds. Pages 252-229 in Proceedings of Symposium on the status and management of neotropical migratory birds. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-GTR-229. Rocky Mountain Station, Ft. Collins, CO.

Manley, P. N. 1991. Oaks provide ideal wildlife habitat. Northwest Woodlands 7:18.

Wilson, R. A., P. N. Manley, and B. R. Noon. 1991. Covariance patterns among birds and vegetation in California oak woodlands. Pages 126-135 in Proceedings of Symposium on California's oak woodlands and hardwood range lands. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-126. Pacific Southwest Station, Albany, CA.

Manley, P. N. 1988. Resource partitioning among a guild of insectivorous birds in a blue oak woodland. Masters thesis. Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

Manley, P. N. 1987. Dependence of breeding birds on the density of oaks. Oaks n' Folks 2:5-6.

Morrison, M. L., I. C. Timossi, K. A. With, and P. N. Manley. 1985. Use of tree species by forest birds during winter and summer. Journal of wildlife Management 49:1098-1102.


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