Lemieux, C.J., Groulx, M.W., Buxton, R.T., Blye, C.J., Reining, C.E., Hassen, N., Harding, S.L.P., Halpenny, E.A., Lem, M., Jakubec, S.L., Wright, P., Makletzoff, T., Kerry, M., Keenleyside, K., Salah van der Leest, P., Bueddefeld, J., Lemelin, R.H., Carruthers Den Hoed, D., Steinberg, B., Moon, R., Scott, J., Grant, J., Khan, Z., Carr, D., McLaughlin, L., Krehbiel, R. 2022. The ‘Healthy Parks-Healthy People’ movement in Canada: progress, challenges, and an emerging knowledge and action agenda. Parks 28 (1): 7-21.

Proctor, C.A., Schuster, R., Buxton, R.T., Bennett, J.R. 2022. Prioritization of public and private land to protect species at risk habitat. Conservation Science and Practice. e12771. 

Soroye, P., Edwards, B.P.M., Buxton, R.T., Ethier, J., Frempong-Manso, A., Keefe, H., Berberi, A., Roach-Krajewski, M., Binley, A., Vincent, J., Cooke, S.J., Bennett, J. 2022. The risks and rewards of community science for threatened species monitoring. Conservation Science and Practice. e12788.

Cooke, S.J., Michaels, S., Nyboer, E.A., Schiller, L., Littlechild, D.B.R., Hanna, D.E.L., Robichaud, C.D., Murdoch, A., Roche, D., Soroye, P., Vermaire, J.C., Nguyen, V.M., Young, N., Provencher, J.F., Smith, P.A., Mitchell, G.W., Avery-Gomm, S., Davy, C.M., Buxton, R.T., Rytwinski, T., Fahrig, L., Bennett, J.R., Auld, G. 2022. Reconceptualizing Conservation. PLOS Sustainability and Transformation 1 (5): e0000016.

Buxton, R.T., Hamit, S., Geauvreau, J.J.W., Davis, S., Smith, P.A., Smith, P.A., Bennett, J. 2022. Species at risk balancing act: research, monitoring, and action in species at risk action plans. Environmental Science and Policy 132: 198-205.

Lin, H.Y., Binley, A., Schuster, R., Rodewald, A.D., Buxton, R.T., Bennett, J.R. 2022. Improving the understanding of threatened species distribution using community science data. Biological Conservation 268 (36): 109523.

Bergman, J., Buxton, R.T., Lin, H.Y., Lenda, M. Attinello, K., Hajdasz, A., Rivest, S., Nguyen, T., Cooke, S., Bennett, J. 2022. Evaluating the benefits and risks of social media for wildlife conservation. FACETS 7 (1): 360-397. 

Linares, C.G., Buxton, R.T., Phillips, R.A. 2022. Monitoring white-chinned petrel activity and abundance using bioacoustics techniques. Emu.


Pearson, A.L., Horton, T., Buxton, R.T., Pfeiffer, K.A., Gardiner, J., Hunter, R.F. Contact with nature as a mental health buffer for lower income communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3: 688473. 

Cooke, S.J., Soroye, P., Brooks, J.L. Clarke, J., Jeanson, A.L., Berberi, A., Piczak, M.L., Reid, C.H., Desforges, J. E., Guay, J.D., Drake, A.K., Jardine, A.M., Ethier, J.P., Keefe, H.E., Medd, A.M., Edwards, B.P.M., Reeve, C., Perkovic, A., Frempong-Manso, A., LaRochelle, L., Patterson, S., Roach-Krajewski, M., Howarth, A., Bard, B., Harmsen, E.J., Robichaud, J., Serré, S., Bihun, C.J., Buxton, R.T., Nguyen, V.M., Woodall, L.C., Sutherland, W.J., and Bennett, J.R. 2021. Ten considerations for conservation policy makers for the post-COVID-19 transition. Environmental Reviews 29 (2): 111-118.

Kadykalo, A., Buxton, R.T., Morrison, P., Anderson, C., Bickerton, H., Francis, C. M., Smith, A., Fahrig, L. 2021. Bridging research and practice in conservation. Conservation Biology 35 (6): 1725-1737.

Buxton, R.T., Bennett, J.R., Reid, A.J., Shulman, C., Cooke, S.J., Francis, C.M., Nyboer, E., Pritchard, G., Binley, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Ban, N.C., Beazley, K.F., Bennett, E., Blight, L.K., Bortolotti, L.E., Camfield, A.F., Gadallah, Z., Jacob, A.L., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Raudsepp-Hearne, C., Roche, D.G., Soulard, F., Stralberg, D., Sadler, K.D., Solarik, K.A., Ziter, C.D., Brandt, J., McKindsey, C., Greenwood, D.A., Boxall, P.C., Ngolah, C.F., Chan, K.M.A., Lapen, D., Poser, S., Girard, J., DiBacco, C., Hayne, S., Orihel, D., Lewis, D.W., Littlechild, D., Marshall, S.J., McDermott, L., Whitlow, R., Browne, D., Sunday, J., and Smith, P.A. 2021. Key information needs to move from knowledge to action for biodiversity conservation in Canada. Biological Conservation 256: 108983.

Buxton, R. T., and Pearson, A.L., Allou, C., Fristrup, K., and Wittemyer, G. 2021. A synthesis of health benefits of natural sounds and their distribution in national parks. PNAS 118 (14): e2013097118.

Kleist, N., Buxton, R.T., Lendrum, P., Linares, C., Crooks, K.R., and Wittemyer, G. 2021. Noise and landscape features influence habitat use of mammalian herbivores in a natural gas field. Journal of Animal Ecology 90 (4): 875-885.

Vincelette, H., Buxton, R.T., Kleist, N., McKenna, M., Betchkal, D., and Wittemyer, G. 2021. Insights on the effect of flight traffic on avian vocal activity. Ibis 163 (2): 353-365.

Buxton, R. T., Nyboer, E., Pigeon, K., Raby, G., Rytwinsky, T., Gallager, A., Schuster, R., Lin, H. Y., Lenore, F., Bennett, J., Cooke, S., Roche, D. 2021. Avoiding wasted research resources in conservation science. Conservation Science and Practice 3 (2): e329.


Buxton, R.T., Bergman, J., Lin, H.Y., Binley, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Schuster, R., Roche, D., Bennett, J. 2020. Three lessons conservation science can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservation Biology 34 (6): 1331-1332.

Cooke, S.J., Rytwinski, T., Taylor, J.J, Nyboer, E., Nguyen, V.M., Bennett, J.R., Young, N., Aitken, S., Auld, G., Lane, J.F., Prior, K., Smokorowski, K.E., Smith, P.A., Jacob, A.L., Browne, D., Blais, J.M., Kerr, J.T., Ormeci, B., Alexander, S.M., Burn, C.R., Buxton, R.T., Orihel, D.M., Vermaire, J., Murray, D.L., Simon, P., Edwards, K., Clarke, J., Xenopoulos, M.A., Gregory-Eaves, I., Bennett, E.M., and Smol, J.P. 2020. On “success” in applied environmental research – What is it, how can it be achieved, and how does one know when it has been achieved? Environmental Reviews 28 (4): 357-372.

Buxton, R.T., Avery-Gomm, S., Lin, H.Y., Smith, P.A., and Bennett, J.R. 2020. Half of resources in threatened species conservation plans are allocated to research and monitoring. Nature Communications. 11: 4668.

Buxton, R.T., Seymoure, B.M., White, J., Angeloni, L.M, Crooks, K.R., Fristrup, K., McKenna, M.F., and Wittemyer, G. 2020. The relationship between anthropogenic light and noise in U.S. National Parks. Landscape Ecology. 35: 1371-1384.

Pearson, A.L., Pfeiffer, K.A., Gardiner, J,. Horton, T., Buxton, R.T., Hunter, R.F., Breeze, V., McDade, T. 2020. Study of Active Neighborhoods in Detroit (StAND): Study protocol for a natural experiment evaluating the health benefits of ecological restoration of parks. BMC Public Health. 20: 638-652.

Dominoni, D., Halfwerk, W., Baird, W., Buxton, R.T., Fernandez-Juricic, E., Fristrup, K.M., McKenna, M.F., Mennitt, D.J., Perkin, E.K., Seymoure, B.M., Stoner, D.C., Tennessen, J.B., Toth, C.A., Tyrrell, L.P., Wilson, A., Francis, C.D., Carter, N.H., and Barber, J.R. 2020. Why conservation biology can benefit from sensory ecology. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Borker, A., Buxton, R. T., Jones, I., Williams, J., Tershy, B., Croll, D. 2020. Does seabird recovery predict soundscape indices? A comparative study in the Western Aleutian Islands. Restoration Ecology. 28: 252-260.


Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M. F., Brown, E., Ohms, R., Hammesfahr, A., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. 2019. Varying behavioral responses of wildlife to motorcycle traffic. Accepted. Global Ecology and Conservation 21: e00844.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M. F. Brown, E., Mennitt, D., Fristrup, K., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. 2019. Anthropogenic noise in US national parks – sources and spatial extent. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 17(10): 559-564.


Buxton, R.T., Lendrum, P., Crooks, K., and Wittemyer, G. 2018. Pairing camera traps and acoustic recorders to monitor the ecological impact of human disturbance. Global Ecology and Conservation 16: e00493.

Buxton, R. T., and McKenna, M.F., Clapp, M., Meyer, E., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., and Wittemyer, G. 2018. Efficacy of extracting indices from large-scale acoustic recordings to monitor biodiversity. Conservation Biology 32: 1174-1184.

Humphries, G.R.W., Jones, I.L., Buxton, R.T. 2018. Machine learning techniques for quantifying geographic variation in Leach’s Storm-petrel (Hydrobates leucorhous) vocalizations. Chapter 15. In:  Humphries G.R.W., Magness D.R., Huettmann F.  Machine learning applications in ecology and natural resource management.  Springer. New York, New York.

Buxton, R.T., Agnihotri, S. Vijayan, R., Goel, A., and Balakrishnan, R. 2018. Acoustic indices as rapid indicators of diversity in different land use types in an Indian biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Ecoacoustics, 2:

Major, H., Buxton, R.T., Schacter, C., Conners, M., and Jones, I.L. 2018. Habitat modification experiment failed to find evidence for Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella) population enhancement at Gareloi Island, Alaska during 2009-2013. Journal of Wildlife Management 82 (6): 1096-1101.

Brooke, M de L. Jones, H.P., Holmes, N.D., Rocamora, G., Surman, C., Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J., Provost, P., Bonnaud, E., Flint, B., Cranwell, S., and Buxton, R.T. 2018. Enhancing the value of future island eradications needs improved understanding of past outcomes. Animal Conservation 21: 19-20.


Brooke, M de L. Jones, H.P., Holmes, N.D., Rocamora, G., Surman, C., Ryan, P.G., Dilley, B.J., Provost, P., Bonnaud, E., Flint, B., Cranwell, S., and Buxton, R.T. 2017. Seabird population changes following vertebrate eradications on islands. Animal Conservation 21: 3-12.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M.F., Mennitt, D., Fristrup, K., Crooks, K., Angeloni, L., Wittemyer, G. 2017. Noise pollution is pervasive in US protected areas. Science 356: 531-533.

Lyver, P. O’B., Aldridge, S.P., Gormley, A., Gaw, S., Webb, S., Buxton, R.T., and Jones, C.J. 2017. Elevated mercury concentrations in the feathers of Grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma gouldi) in New Zealand. Marine Pollution Bulletin 119: 195-203.

Buxton, R. T., McKenna, M.F., Galvan, R., White, C., and Seher, V. 2017. Visitor noise at a nesting colony alters the behavior of a coastal seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 570: 233-246.

Major, H.M., Buxton, R.T., Schacter, C., Conners, M., and Jones, I.L. 2017. Habitat modification as a means of restoring Aethia auklet colonies. Journal of Wildlife Management 81 (1): 112-121.


Buxton, R. T., Brown, E., Sharman, L., Gabriele, C. and McKenna, M. B. 2016. Using bioacoustics to examine songbird phenology. Ecology and Evolution 6: 4697-4710.

Buxton, R. T., Jones, C.J., Lyver, P.O’B., Towns, D.R., and Borrelle, S. B. 2016. Deciding when to lend a helping hand: a decision-making framework for seabird island restoration. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(3): 467-484.

Towns, D.R., Borrelle, S. B., Thoresen, J., Buxton, R. T., and Evans, A. 2016. Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40(2): 235-249.

Buxton, R. T., G. A. Taylor, C. J. Jones, P. O. Lyver, H. Moller, A. Cree, and D. Towns. 2016. Spatio-temporal changes in density and distribution of burrow-nesting seabird colonies after rat eradication. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40 (1): 88-99.

Buxton, R.T., Gormley, A., Jones, C.J., P. O’B. Lyver. 2016. Monitoring burrowing petrel populations: a sampling scheme for the management of an island keystone species. Journal of Wildlife Management 80 (1): 149-161.


Borrelle, S. B., Buxton, R. T., Jones, H. P., and Towns, D. R.. 2015. A GIS-based decision-making approach for prioritizing seabird management following predator eradication. Restoration Ecology 23 (5): 580-587.

Buxton, R.T., Jones, C.J., Moller, H., and P.O’B. Lyver. 2015. One method does not suit all: variable settlement responses of three procellariid species to vocalization playbacks.  Emu 115:126-136.

Buxton, R. T., Anderson, D., Moller, H., Jones, C. J., and P. O. B. Lyver. 2015. Release of constraints on nest-site selection in burrow-nesting petrels following invasive rat eradication. Biological Invasions 17:1453-1470.


Buxton, R.T. 2014. Conservation management of seabird sites. Pages 32-34 in: New Zealand Seabirds: Important Bird Areas and Conservation (C. Gaskin, Ed.). The Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. 72 pp. ISBN 978-0-473-28521-0

Buxton, R. T., C. J. Jones, H. Moller, and D. R. Towns. 2014. Drivers of seabird population recovery on New Zealand islands after predator eradication. Conservation Biology 28:333-344.


Buxton, R.T., Currey, C.A., Lyver, P.O’B., and C.J. Jones. 2013. Incidence of plastic fragments among burrow-nesting seabird colonies on offshore islands in northern New Zealand. Marine Pollution Bulletin 74: 420-424.

Wille, M., Huang Y., Robertson, G.J., Ryan, P., Wilhelm, S.I., Fifield, D., Bond, A.L., Granter, A., Munro, H., R.T. Buxton, et al. 2013. Evaluation of seabirds in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as hosts of influenza A viruses. Journal of Wildlife Deseases 50(1): 98-103.

Buxton, R.T., Major, H.L., Jones, I.L, and J.C.Williams. 2013. Examining patterns in nocturnal seabird activity and recovery across the western Aleutian Islands, Alaska, using automated acoustic recording. The Auk 130(2):331-341.


Buxton, R.T. and I.L. Jones. 2012. An experimental study of social attraction in two species of storm-petrel using acoustic and olfactory cues. Condor 114 (4): 733-743.

Buxton, R.T. and I.L. Jones. 2012. Measuring nocturnal seabird activity and status using acoustic recording devices: applications for island restoration. Journal of Field Ornithology 83(1):47–60.


Williams, J., Drummond, B., and Buxton, R.T. 2010. Effects of the August 2008 volcanic eruption on breeding birds and marine mammals at Kasatochi Island, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 42 (3): 306-314.



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