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  • Olden, J.D., J.R.S. Vitule, J. Cucherousset, and M.J. Kennard. In press. There’s more to fish than just food: Exploring the diverse ways that fish contribute to human society. Fisheries.

  • Chen, K., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Threshold responses of riverine fish communities to land use conversion across regions of the world. Global Change Biology 26: 4952-4965. PDF

  • Tickner, D., J.J. Opperman, R. Abell, M. Acreman, A.H. Arthington, S.E. Bunn, S.J. Cooke, J. Dalton, W. Darwall, G. Edwards, I. Harrison, K. Hughes, T. Jones, D. Leclère, A.J. Lynch, P. Leonard, M.E. McClain, D. Muruven, J.D. Olden, S.J. Ormerod, J. Robinson, R.E. Tharme, M. Thieme, K. Tockner, M. Wright, L. Young.  2020.  Bending the curve of global freshwater biodiversity loss – an emergency recovery plan.  BioScience 70: 330-342. PDF

  • Kuehne, L., Strecker, A., and J.D. Olden. 2020­. Knowledge exchange and social capital for freshwater ecosystem assessments. BioScience 70: 174-183. PDF

  • Erös, T. Comte, L. Filipe, A. Ruhi, A., Tedesco, P., Brose, U., Fortin, M-J., Giam, X., Irving, K., Jacquet, C., Larsen, S., Sharma, S., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Effects of nonnative species on the stability of riverine fish communities. Ecography 43: 1156-1166. PDF

  • Tabor, R.A., Waterstrat, F.T., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Response of migratory sculpin populations to barrier removal in four small lowland urban streams in the Lake Washington basin. Northwestern Naturalist 101: 111-124. PDF

  • Pusey, B.J., Douglas, M., Olden, J.D., Jackson, S., Allsop, Q., and M.J. Kennard. 2020. Connectivity, habitat and flow regime influence fish assemblage structure: implications for environmental water management in a perennial river of the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. Aquatic Conservation 30: 1397-1411. PDF

  • Rubenson, E.A., Lawrence, D.J., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Predation and competition threats to rearing juvenile Chinook Salmon from non-native Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) inferred from stable isotope and fatty acid biomarkers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 149: 350-363. PDF

  • Peoples, B.K., Davis, A.J.S., Midway, S.R., Olden, J.D., and L. Stoczynski. In press. Landscape-scale drivers of fish faunal homogenization and differentiation in the eastern United States. Hydrobiologia.   

  • Daga, V.S., Olden, J.D., Gubiani, É.A., Piana, P.A., Padial, A.A., and J.R.S. Vitule. In press. Scale-dependence patterns of fish faunal homogenization in Neotropical reservoirs. Hydrobiologia.

  • Kuehne, L., Chase, D., Ostberg, C. Duda, J.J., and Olden, J.D. 2020. Detection of invasive aquatic plants Myriophyllum spicatum and Egeria densa in lakes using environmental DNA. Freshwater Science 39: 521-533. Open Access Article

  • Rogosch, J.S., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Invaders induce coordinated isotopic niche shifts in native fish species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77: 1348-1358. PDF

  • Chase, D., Kuehne, L., Olden, J.D., and C. Ostberg. 2020. Development of a quantitative PCR assay for detecting Egeria densa in environmental DNA samples. Conservation Genetics Resources, PDF

  • Busch, M.H., Costigan, K.H., Fritz, K.M., Datry, T., Krabbenhoft, C.A., Hammond, J.C., Zimmer, M., Olden, J.D., Burrows, R.M., Dodds, W.K., Boersma, K.S., Shanafield, M., Kampf, S.K., Mims, M.C., Bogan, M.T., Ward, A.S., Perez Rocha, M., Allen, G.H., Blaszczak, J.R., Jones, C.N., and D. C. Allen. 2020. What’s in a name? Patterns and trends in the definition of non-perennial rivers and streams. Water, 12, 1980, doi:10.3390/w12071980. PDF

  • Allen, D., Datry, T., Boersma, K., Bogan, M., Boulton, A., Bruno, D., Busch, M., Costigan, K., Dodds, W., Fritz, K., Godsey, S., Jones, J., Kaletova, T., Kampf, S., Mims, M., Neeson, T., Olden, J.D., Pastor, A., Poff, N.L., Ruddell, B., Ruhi, A., Singer, G., Vezza, P., Ward, A., Zimmer, M. 2020. Making conceptual models of river ecosystems more relevant in the Anthropocene. WIREs Water 7, e1473. PDF

  • Li, S., Wei, H., Vilizzi, L., Zhan, A., Olden, J.D., Preston, D.L., Clarke, S., Cudmore, B., Davies, G.D., Wang, X., and G, H. Copp. The future of legislation, policy, risk analysis, and management of non-native freshwater fishes in China. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture.

  • Shanafield, M., Godsey, S., Datry, T., Hale, R., Zipper, S.C., Costigan, K., Krabbenhoft, C.A., Dodds, W.K., Zimmer, M., Allen, D.C., Bogan, M., Kaiser, K.E., Burrows, R.M., Hammond, J.C., Busch, M., Kampf, S., Mims, M.C., Burgin, A., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Science gets up to speed on dry rivers, Eos, 101, Open Access Article

  • Zimmer, M., Kaiser, K.E., Blaszczak, J., Zipper, S., Hammond, J., Fritz, K., Costigan, K., Hosen, J., Godsey, S., Allen, G., Kampf, S., Burrows, R., Krabbenhoft, C., Dodds, W., Hale, R., Olden, J.D., Shanafield, M., DelVecchia, A., Ward, A., Mims, M., Datry, T., Bogan, M., Boersma, K., Busch, M., Jones, C., Burgin, A., and D. Allen. In press. Zero or not? Causes and consequences of zero-flow stream gage readings. WIREs Water. Open Access Article

  • Rytwinski, T., Harper, M., Taylor, J.J., Bennett, J.R., Donaldson, L.A., Smokorowski, K.E., Clarke, K., Bradford, M.J., Ghamry, H., Olden, J.D., Boisclair, D., and S.J. Cooke. 2020. What are the impacts of flow regime changes on fish productivity in temperate regions? A systematic map. Environmental Evidence 9:7, Open Access Article.


  • Steel, E.A., Marsha, A., Fullerton, A.H., Olden, J.D., Larkin, N.K., Lee, S., and A. Ferguson. 2019. Thermal landscapes in a changing climate: biological implications of water temperature patterns in an extreme yearCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76: 1740-1756. PDF
  • Rogosch, J.S., and J.D. Olden. 2019. Dynamic contributions of intermittent and perennial streams to fish beta-diversity in dryland rivers. Journal of Biogeography 46: 2311-2322. PDF
  • Januchowski-Hartley, S., Mantel, S.K., Barber-James, H.M., Celi, J., Olden, J.D., Piccolo, J.J., and V. Hermoso. 2019. Perceptions of a curriculum vitae clinic for conservation science students. Conservation Science and Practice 1: e37. Open Access Article
  • Luiz, O.J., Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.J., Crook, D.A., Douglas, M.M., Saunders, T.M., and A.J. King. 2019. Trait-based ecology of fishes: a quantitative assessment of literature trends and knowledge gaps. Fish and Fisheries 20: 1100-1110 PDF
  • Liu, C., Comte, L., and J.D. Olden. 2019. Current and projected future risks of freshwater fish invasions in China. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Open Access Article
  • Anderson, E., Jackson, S., Tharme, R., Douglas, M., Flotemersch, J., Zwarteveen, M., Lokgariwar, C., Montoya, M., Wali, A., Tipa, G., Jardine, T., Olden, J.D., Cheng, L., Conallin, J., Cosens, B., Dickens, C., Garrick, D., Groenfeldt, D., Kabogo, J., Roux, D., Ruhi, A., and A. Arthington. Understanding rivers and their social relations: a critical step to advance environmental water management. WIREs Water. Open Access Article
  • Luiz, O.J., Crook, D.A., Kennard, M.J., Olden, J.D., Saunders, T.M., Douglas, M.M., Wedd, D., and A.J. King. Accepted. Does a bigger mouth make you fatter? Linking intraspecific gape variability to body condition of a tropical predatory fish. Oecologia. PDF
  • Tonkin, J.D., Poff, N.L., Bond, N.R., Horne, A., Merritt, D.M., Olden, J.D., Reynolds, L.V., Ruhi, A., and D.A. Lytle. Preparing river ecosystems for an uncertain future. Nature 570: 301-303. PDF
  • Grill, G., B. Lehner, M. Thieme, B. Geenen, D. Tickner, F. Antonelli, S. Babu, P. Borrelli, L. Cheng, H. Crochetiere, H. Ehalt Macedo, R. Filgueiras, M. Goichot, J. Higgins, Z. Hogan, B. Lip, M. McClain, J.-h. Meng, M. Mulligan, C. Nilsson, J. D. Olden, J. Opperman, P. Petry, C. Reidy Liermann, L. Saenz, S. Salinas-Rodríguez, P. Schelle, R. J. P. Schmitt, J. Snider, F. Tan, K. Tockner, P. H. Valdujo, A. van Soesbergen, and C. Zarfl. 2019. Mapping the world’s free-flowing rivers. Nature 569: 215-221. PDF
  • Evangelista, C., Olden, J.D., Lecref, A., and J. Cucherousset. 2019. Scale‑dependent patterns of intraspecific trait variations in two globally invasive species. Oecologia 189: 1083-1094. PDF
  • Colvin, S.A.R., Sullican, S.M., Shirey, P.D., Colvin, R.W., Winemiller, K.O., Hughes, R.M., Fausch, K.D., Infante, D.M., Olden, J.D., Bestgen, K.R., Danehy, R.J., and L. Eby. 2019. Headwater streams and wetlands are critical for sustaining fish, fisheries, and ecosystems services. Fisheries 44: 73-91. PDF
  • Reid, A.J., Carlson, A.K., Creed, I.F., Eliason, E.J., Gell, P.A., Johnson, P.T.J., Kidd, K.A., MacCormack, T.J., Olden, J.D., Ormerod, S.J., Smol, J.P., Taylor, W.W., Tockner, K., Vermaire, J.C., Dudgeon, D., and S.J. Cooke. 2019. Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity. Biological Reviews 94: 849-873. PDF
  • Rogosch, J.S., Tonkin, J.D., Lytle, D.A., Merritt, D.M., Reynolds, L.V., and J.D., Olden. 2019. Increasing drought favors nonnative fishes in a dryland river: evidence from a multispecies demographic model. Ecosphere 10, Open Access Article
  • Rubenson, E.S. and J.D. Olden. 2019. Growth and recruitment of nonnative smallmouth bass along the upstream edge of its riverine distribution. Northwest Science 93: 1-15. PDF
  • Messager, M. and J.D. Olden. 2019. Phenotypic variability of rusty crayfish (Faxonius rusticus) at the leading edge of its riverine invasion. Freshwater Biology 64: 1196-1209. PDF


  • Messager, M. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Individual-based models forecast the spread and inform the management of an emerging riverine invader. Diversity and Distributions 24: 1816-18. PDF
  • Reid, A.J., Carlson, A.K., Creed, I.F., Eliason, E.J., Gell, P.A., Johnson, P.T.J., Kidd, K.A., MacCormack, T.J., Olden, J.D., Ormerod, S.J., Smol, J.P., Taylor, W.W., Tockner, K., Vermaire, J.C., Dudgeon, D., and S.J. Cooke. 2018. Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity. Biological Reviews. Full Text Article
  • Olden, J.D., Fallon, S.J., Roberts, D.T., Espinoza, T., Kennard, M.J. 2018. Looking to the past to ensure the future of the world’s oldest living vertebrate: Isotopic evidence for multi-decadal shifts in trophic ecology of the Australian lungfish. River Research and Applications 2018: 1-11. PDF
  • Thorson, J.T., Scheuerell, M.D., Olden, J.D., and D.E. Schindler. Spatial heterogeneity contributes more to portfolio effects than species differences in bottom-associated marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285. Full Text Article
  • Zavorka, L., Lang, I., Raffard, A., Evangelista, C., Britton, J.R., Olden, J.D. and J. Cucherousset. 2018. Importance of harvest-driven trait changes for invasive species management.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 317-318. PDF
  • Comte, L. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Fish dispersal in flowing waters: a synthesis of movement- and genetic-based studies. Fish and Fisheries 19: 1063-1077. PDF
  • Franklin, T.W., Dysthe, J.C., Rubenson, E.S., Carim, K.J., Olden, J.D., McKelvey, K.S., Young, M.K., and M.K. Schwartz. 2018. A non-invasive sampling method for detecting non-native smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Northwest Science 92: 149-157. PDF
  • Tandon, P.S., Kuehne, L.M., and J.D. Olden. 2018. Trends and knowledge gaps in the study of nature-based participation by Latinos in the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15: 1287. Open Access Article
  • Giam, X. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Drivers and interrelationships among multiple dimensions of rarity for freshwater fishes. Ecography 41: 331-344. PDF
  • Fritschie, K. J. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Estimating the effects of non-native species on nutrient recycling using species-specific and general allometric models. Freshwater Biology 63:539–552. PDF
  • Giam, X., Simberloff, D., and J.D. Olden. 2018. Impact of coal mining on stream biodiversity in the US and its regulatory implications. Nature Sustainability 1: 176-183. Link to Article
  • Ruhí, A., Messager, M. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Tracking the pulse of the Earth’s fresh waters. Nature Sustainability 1: 198-203. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Comte, L. and X. Giam. 2018. The Homogocene: a research prospectus for the study of biotic homogenization. NeoBiota 37: 23-36.  Open Access Article
  • Couto, T.B. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Global proliferation of small hydropower plants – science and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 91-100 PDF
  • Kominoski, J.S., Ruhi, A., Hagler, M.M., Petersen, K., Sabo, J.L., Sinha, T., Sankarasubramanian, A., and J. D. Olden. 2018. Patterns and drivers of fish extirpations in rivers of the American Southwest and Southeast. Global Change Biology. 24: 1175-1185. PDF
  • Dittbrenner, B.J., Pollock, M.M., Schilling, J.W., Olden, J.D., Lawler, J.J. and C.E. Torgersen. 2018. Modeling intrinsic potential for beaver (Castor canadensis) habitat to inform restoration and climate change adaptation. PLoS One 13(2): e0192538. Open Access Article
  • Couto, T.B., Zuanon, J., Olden, J.D., Ferraz, G. 2018. Longitudinal variability in lateral hydrologic connectivity shapes fish occurrence in temporary floodplain ponds. Canadian Journal of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences 75: 319-328 PDF
  • Mims, M.C., Hartfield Kirk, E.E., Lytle, D.A., Olden, J.D. 2018. Traits-based approaches support the conservation relevance of landscape genetics. Conservation Genetics 19:17-26. PDF
  • Comte, L. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Evidence for dispersal syndrome in freshwater fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172214 PDF
  • Tonkin, J. D., Altermatt, F., Finn, D.S., Heino, J., Olden, J.D., Pauls, S.U., D.A. Lytle. 2018. The role of dispersal in river network metacommunities: patterns, processes, and pathways. Freshwater Biology 63: 141-163. PDF
  • Kuehne, L.M., Adey, A.A., Brownlee, T.M. and J.D. Olden. 2018. Field-based comparison of herbicides for control of parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum). Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 56: 18-23.
  • Linzmaier, S.M., Twardochleb, L.A., Olden, J.D., Arlinghaus, R. and T. Mehner. 2018. Size-dependent foraging niches of European Perch Perca fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) and North American Yellow Perch Perca flavescens (Mitchill, 1814). Environmental Biology of Fishes 101: 23-37. PDF


  • Chen, W. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Designing flows to resolve human and environmental water needs in a dam-regulated river. Nature Communications 8, 2158. Open Access Article
  • Poff, N.L., and J.D. Olden. 2017. Can dams be designed for sustainability? Science 358:1252-1253. PDF
  • Tonkin, J. D., Merritt, D.M., Olden, J.D., L.V. Reynolds, L.V., Lytle, D.A. 2017. Flow regime alteration degrades ecological networks in riverine ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2:86-93. PDF
  • Craig, L.S., Olden, J.D., Arthington, A.H., Entrekin, S., Hawkins, C.P., Kelly, J.J., Kennedy, T.A., Maitland, B. M., Rosi, E.J., Roy, A.H., Strayer, D.L., Tank, J.L., West, A.O. and M.S. Wooten. 2017. Meeting the challenge of interacting threats in freshwater ecosystems: A call to scientists and managers. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene 5: 72 Open Access Article
  • Olden, J.D. 2017. Stream Fish Community Dynamics – A Critical Synthesis (Review of). Fisheries 42: 598-598. PDF
  • Comte, L. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Climatic vulnerability of the world’s freshwater and marine fishes. Nature Climate Change 7: 718–722 PDF
  • Liu, C., Comte, L., and J.D. Olden. 2017. Heads you win, tails you lose: Life history traits predict invasion and extinction risk of the world’s freshwater fishes. Aquatic Conservation 27: 773-779. PDF
  • Kopf, R.K., Nimmo, D.G., Humphries, P., Baumgartner, L.J., Bode, M., Bond, N.R., Byrom, A.E., Cucherousset, J., Keller, R.P., King, A.J., McGinness, H.M., Moyle, P.B., and J.D. Olden. 2017. Confounding the risks of rapid, large-scale invasive species control. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1, 0172. Open Access Article
  • Lytle, D.A., Merritt, D.M., Tonkin, J. D., Olden, J.D., and L.V. Reynolds. 2017. Linking river flow regimes to riparian plant guilds: a community-wide modeling approach. Ecological Applications 27: 1338-1350. PDF
  • Rubenson, E.S. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Dynamism in the upstream invasion edge of a riverine species exposes range boundary constraints. Oecologia 184:453-467. PDF
  • Giam, X., Chen, W., Schriever, T.A., Van Driesche, R., Muneepeerakul, R., Lytle, D.A. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Hydrology drives seasonal variation in dryland stream macroinvertebrate communities. Aquatic Ecology 79:705-717. PDF
  • Comte, L., Cucherousset, J., and J.D. Olden. 2017. Global test of Eltonian niche conservatism of nonnative freshwater fish species between their native and introduced ranges. Ecography 40: 384-392. PDF
  • Dong, X., D.A. Lytle, J.D. Olden, T.A. Schriever, and R. Muneepeerakul. 2017. Importance of neutral processes varies in time and space: evidence from dryland stream ecosystems. PLoS One Open Access Article
  • Kuehne, L.M., J.D. Olden, A. L. Strecker, J.J. Lawler, D.M. Theobald. Past, present, and future of ecological integrity assessment for fresh waters. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 197-205. PDF
  • Liu, C., D. He, Y. Chen, and J.D. Olden. 2017. Species invasions threaten the antiquity of China’s freshwater fish fauna. Diversity and Distributions 23: 556-566. PDF
  • Moore, J.W. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Response diversity, nonnative species, and disassembly rules buffer freshwater ecosystem processes from anthropogenic change. Global Change Biology 23: 1871-1880. PDF
  • Spencer, B., J.J. Lawler, C. Lowe, L. Thompson, T. Hinckley, S.-H. Kim, S. Bolton., S. Meschke, J.D. Olden, and J.G. Voss. 2017. Case studies in co-benefit approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation.Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60: 647-667. PDF
  • Whitney, J.E., Whittier, J.B., Paukert, C.P., Olden, J.D., and A. L. Strecker. 2017. Forecasted range shifts of arid-land fishes in response to climate change. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27: 463-479. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Twardochleb, L.A., and J.D. Olden. 2017. Comparison of trophic function between the globally invasive crayfishes Pacifastacus leniusculus and Procambarus clarkii. Limnology 18: 275-286. PDF
  • Comte, L. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Evolutionary and environmental determinants of freshwater fish thermal tolerance and plasticity. Global Change Biology 23: 728-736. PDF
  • Webb, J.A., Arthington, A.H. and J.D. Olden. 2017. Models of ecological responses to flow regime change to inform environmental flow assessments. Pages 287-316 in Water for the Environment, Academic Press. Article


  • Buoro, M., Olden, J.D., and J. Cucherousset. 2016. Global Salmonidae introductions reveal stronger ecological effects of changes in intraspecific compared to interspecific diversity. Ecology Letters 19: 1363-1371. PDF
  • Ruhí, A., Olden, J.D., and J. L. Sabo. 2016. Declining streamflow induces collapse and replacement of native fishes in the American Southwest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14: 465-472. PDF
  • Fritschie, K.J. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Non-native introductions influence fish body size distributions within a dryland river. Ecosphere: e01615. Open Access Article
  • Dala-Corte, R.B., Giam, X., Olden J.D., Becker, F.G., Guimaraes, T. De F., A.S. Melo. 2016. Revealing the pathways by which agricultural land-use affects stream fish communities in South Brazilian grasslands. Freshwater Biology 61: 1921-1934. PDF
  • Kuehne, L.M., Olden J.D., and E.S. Rubenson. 2016. Multi-trophic impacts of an invasive aquatic plant. Freshwater Biology 61: 1846-1861. PDF
  • Giam, X., and J.D. Olden. 2016. Environment and predation govern fish community assembly in temperate streams. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25: 1194-1205. PDF
  • Early, R.I., Bradley, B.A., Dukes, J.S., Lawler, J.J., Olden, J.D., Blumenthal, D.M., D’Antonio, C.M., Gonzalez, P., Grosholz, E.D., Miller, Ibanez, I., L.P., Sorte, C.J.B. and A.J. Tatem. 2016. Global threats from invasive alien species in the 21st Century and national response capacities. Nature Communications 7. doi:10.1038/ncomms12485. Open Access Article
  • Olden, J.D., Comte, L. and X. Giam. 2016. Biotic Homogenisation. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. PDF
  • Mims, M.C., Hauser, L., Goldberg, C.S. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Genetic differentiation, isolation-by-distance, and metapopulation dynamics of the Arizona treefrog (Hyla wrightorum) in an isolated portion of its range. PLoS One11(8): e0160655. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160655. Open Access Article
  • Usio, N., Larson, E.R., Abbott, C.L., Olden, J.D., Akanuma, H., Takamura, K. and N. Takamura. 2016. Phylogeographic insights into the invasion history and secondary spread of the signal crayfish in Japan. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2286. Open Access Article
  • Comte, L., Cucherousset, J., Boulêtreau, S. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Resource partitioning and functional diversity of worldwide freshwater fish communities. Ecosphere 7: e01356. Open Access Article
  • Frederico, R.G., Olden, J.D., and J. Zuanon. 2016. Climate change sensitivity of threatened, and largely unprotected, Amazonian fishes. Aquatic Conservation 26(Suppl. 1): 91-102. PDF
  • Larson, E.R. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Field sampling techniques for crayfish. Pages 287-324 in Biology and Ecology of Crayfish (Eds. Longshaw, M., and P. Stebbing), CRC Press. PDF
  • Rubenson, E.S. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Spatiotemporal spawning patterns of smallmouth bass at its upstream invasion edge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 693-702. PDF
  • Twardochleb, L.A and J.D Olden. 2016. Non-native Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) supports consumers in urban lake food webs. Ecosphere 7: e01293. Open Access Article
  • Twardochleb, L.A., and J.D. Olden. 2016. Human development modifies the biological trait composition of lake littoral invertebrate communities. Hydrobiologia 775: 167-184. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Castelin, M., Williams, B.W., Olden, J.D., and C.L. Abbott. 2016. Phylogenetic species delimitation for crayfishes of the genus Pacifastacus. PeerJ 4:e1915 Open Access Article
  • Giam, X., and J.D. Olden. 2016. Quantifying variable importance in a multimodel inferential framework. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 388-397. Open Access Article
  • Closs, G.P., M. Krkosek, and J.D. Olden. 2016. Conservation of Freshwater Fishes (Editors). Cambridge University Press. Details
  • Fritschie, K.J. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Disentangling the influences of mean body size and size structure on ecosystem functioning: an example of nutrient recycling by a non-native crayfish. Ecology and Evolution 6: 159-169. Open Access Article.
  • Howeth, J.G., Crysta, A.G., Angermeier, P.L., Frimpong, E.A., Hoff, M.H., Keller, R.P., Mandrak, N.E., Marchetti, M.P., Olden, J.D., Romagosa, C.M., and D.M. Lodge. 2016. Predicting invasiveness of species in trade: climate match, trophic guild, and fecundity influence establishment and impact of nonnative freshwater fishes. Diversity and Distributions 22: 148-160. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2016. Challenges and opportunities for fish conservation in dam-impacted waters. Pages 107-148 in Conservation of Freshwater Fishes (Eds. Closs, G.P., M. Krkosek, and J.D. Olden).
  • Kuehne, L.M. and J.D. Olden. 2016. Environmental drivers of occupancy and detection of Olympic mudminnow (Novumbra hubbsi). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 17-26. PDF


  • Kuehne, L.M. and J.D. Olden. 2015. Lay summaries needed to enhance science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 112: 3585-3586. Open Access Article
  • Mims M.C., Phillipsen, I.C., Lytle, D.A., Hartfield Kirk, E.E., and J.D. Olden. 2015. Ecological strategies predict associations between aquatic and genetic connectivity for dryland amphibians. Ecology 96:1371–1382. PDF
  • Lawrence, D.J., Beauchamp, D.A., and J.D. Olden. 2015. Physiology defines invasion extent of a riverine fish. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 879-888. PDF
  • Stewart-Koster, B., Olden, J.D., and P.T.J. Johnson. 2015. Integrating landscape connectivity and invasion vulnerability to guide offensive and defensive invasive species management. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 366-378. PDF
  • Cañedo-Argüelles, M., Boersma, K.S., Bogan, M.T., Olden, J.D., Phillipsen, I., Schriever, T.A. and D.A. Lytle. 2015. Dispersal strength determines meta-community structure in a dendritic riverine network. Journal of Biogeography 42: 778-790. PDF
  • Phillipsen, I., Kirk, E., Bogan, M.T., Mims, M.C. Olden, J.D., and D.A. Lytle. 2015. Dispersal ability and habitat requirements determine landscape-level genetic patterns in desert aquatic insects. Molecular Ecology 24: 54-69. PDF
  • Giam, X. and J.D. Olden. 2015. A new R2-based metric to shed greater insight on variable importance in artificial neural networks. Ecological Modelling 313: 307-313. PDF
  • Dong, X., Muneepeerakul, R, Olden, J.D., and D. A. Lytle. 2015. The effect of spatial configuration of habitat capacity on β diversity. Ecosphere 6: 1-11. Open Access Article
  • Van Damme, P.A., Méndez, C.C., Zapata, M., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M., Carolsfeld, J., and J.D. Olden. 2015. The expansion of Arapaima cf. gigas (Osteoglossiformes: Arapaimidae) in the Bolivian Amazon as informed by citizen and formal science. Management of Biological Invasions 6: 375-383. PDF
  • Tabor, R.A., Lantz, D.W., Olden, J.D., Berge, H.B., and F.T. Waterstrat. 2015. Assessment of introduced prickly sculpin populations in mountain lakes in two areas of western Washington State. Northwest Science 89:1-13. PDF
  • Gibson, P.P., Olden, J.D., and M.W. O’Neill. 2015. Beaver dams shift desert fish assemblages toward dominance by non-native species (Verde River, Arizona, USA). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 24: 355-372. PDF
  • Lui, C., Chen, Y., Olden, J.D., He, D., Sui, X., and C. Ding. 2015. Phenotypic shifts in life history traits influence invasion success of goldfish (Carassius auratus) in the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Tibet. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144: 602-609. PDF
  • VanBlaricom, G.R., Eccles, J.L., Olden, J.D., and P.S. McDonald. 2015. Ecological effects of the harvest phase of geoduck (Panopea generosa Gould, 1850) aquaculture on infaunal communities in southern Puget Sound, Washington. Journal of Shellfish Research 34: 171-187. PDF
  • Hale, J., Mims, M.C., Bogan, M.T. and J.D. Olden. 2015. Links between two interacting factors – novel habitats and non-native predators – and aquatic invertebrate communities in a dryland environment. Hydrobiologia 746:313-326. PDF
  • Pool, T.K. and J. D. Olden. 2015. Assessing long-term fish responses and short-term solutions to flow regulation in a dryland river basin. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 24:56-66. PDF
  • Barquín, J. Benda, L., Villa, F., Brown, L., Bonada, N., Vieites, D., Battin, T., Olden, J.D.Hughes, S., Gray, C. and G. Woodward. 2015. Coupling virtual watersheds with ecosystem services assessment: a 21st century platform to support river research and management. Wires Water 2:609-621. link
  • Stewart, W. T., N.L. Eiden, and J.D Olden. 2015. A Landscape Approach to Fisheries Database Compilation and Predictive Modeling. Final Report submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado, by Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, Arizona 68p.


  • Jaeger, K.L., Olden, J.D., and N.A. Pelland. 2014. Climate change poised to threaten hydrologic connectivity and endemic fishes in dryland streams. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 111: 13894-13899. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Gallagher, R.V., Beaumont, L.J., and J.D. Olden. 2014. Generalized “avatar” niche shifts improve distribution models for invasive species. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1296-1306. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. and M. Tamayo. 2014. Incentivizing the public to support invasive species management: Eurasian milfoil reduces lakefront property values. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110458. Open Access Article
  • Kuehne, L.M. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Ecology and conservation of mudminnow species worldwide. Fisheries 39: 341-351. PDF
  • Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Olden, J.D., Byers, J.E., Bruno, J.F., Silliman, B.R., and D.R. Schiel. 2014. Forty years of experiments on invasive species: are study biases limiting our understanding of impacts? NeoBiota 22: 1-22. Open Access Article
  • Guo, Q. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Spatial scaling of non-native fish richness across the United States. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97727. Open Access Article
  • Lawrence, D.J., Stewart-Koster, B., Olden, J.D., Ruesch, A.S., Torgersen, C.E., Lawler, J.J., Butcher, D.P., and J.K. Crown. 2014. The interactive effects of climate change, riparian management, and a non-native predator on stream-rearing salmon. Ecological Applications 24: 895-912. PDF
  • Gibson P.P. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Ecology, management, and conservation implications of North American beaver (Castor canadensis) in dryland streams. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24: 391–409. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., C. Konrad, T. Melis, M. Kennard, M. Freeman, M. Mims, E. Bray, K. Gido, N. Hemphill, D. Lytle, L. McMullen, M. Pyron, C. Robinson, J. Schmidt and J. Williams. 2014. Are large-scale flow experiments informing the science and management of freshwater ecosystems? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 176-185. PDF
  • Kuehne, L.M., Twardochleb, L.A., Fritschie, K.J., Mims, M.C., Lawrence, D.A., Gibson, P.P., Stewart-Koster, B. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Practical science communication strategies for graduate students. Conservation Biology 28: 1225-1235. PDF
  • Stewart-Koster, B., Olden, J.D., and Gido, K.B. 2014 Quantifying flow–ecology relationships with functional linear models. Hydrological Sciences Journal 59: 1-16. PDF
  • Tamayo, M. and J.D. Olden. 2014. Forecasting the vulnerability of lakes to aquatic plant invasions. Plant Invasive Species Management 7: 32-45. PDF
  • Strecker, A.L., and J.D. Olden. 2014. Fish species introductions provide novel insights into the patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure in freshwaters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 281. PDF
  • Ibáñez, I., Diez, J.M., Miller, L.P., Olden, J.D, Sorte, C.J.B., Blumenthal, Bradley, B.A., D.M., D’Antonio, C.M., Dukes, J.S., Early, R.I., Grosholz, E.D., and J.J. Lawler. 2014. Integrated assessment of biological invasions. Ecological Applications 24: 25-37. PDF
  • Thomsen, M.S., Byers, J.E., Schiel, D.R., Bruno, J.F., Olden, J.D., Wernberg, T. and B.R. Silliman. 2014. Impacts of marine invaders on local communities depend on relative trophic position and functional similarity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 495: 39-47. PDF


  • Twardochleb, L.A., Olden, J.D., E.R. Larson. 2013. A global meta-analysis of the ecological impacts of non-native crayfish. Freshwater Science 32: 1367-1382. PDF
  • Lawler, J.J., Ruesch, A.S., Olden, J.D., and McRae, B.H. 2013. Projected climate-driven faunal movement routes. Ecology Letters. 16: 1014–1022. PDF
  • Marr, S.M., Olden, J.D., Leprieur, F., Arismendi, I., Ćaleta, M., Morgan, D.L., Nocita, A., Šanda, R., Tarkan, A.S., and E. García-Berthou. 2013. A global assessment of freshwater fish introductions in Mediterranean-climate regions. Hydrobiologia 719: 317-329. PDF
  • Hansen, G.J.A., Vander Zanden, M.J., Blum, M.J., Clayton, M.K., Hain, E.F., Hauxwell, J., Izzo, M., Kornis, M.S., McIntyre, P.B., Mikulyuk, A., Nilsson, E., Olden, J.D., Papeş, M., Sharma, S. 2013. Commonly rare and rarely common: comparing population abundance of invasive and native aquatic species. PLoS One. 8(10): e77415. Open Access Article
  • Capinha, C., Larson, E.R., Tricarico, E., Olden, J.D., and Gherardi, F. 2013. Effects of climate change, invasive species, and disease on the distribution of native European crayfishes. Conservation Biology. 27: 731-740. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Ray, L., Mims, M.C., and M.C. Horner-Devine. 2013. Filtration rates of the non-native Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) and potential impacts on microbial communities. Limnetica. 32: 107-120. PDF
  • Gido, K.B., Propst, D.L., Olden, J.D., and K.R. Bestgen. 2013. Multidecadal responses of native and introduced fishes to natural and altered flow regimes in the American Southwest. Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. 70: 554–564 PDF
  • Pool, T.K., S. Luis, and J. D. Olden. 2013. Assessing lethal dissolved oxygen tolerance for invasive tunicate Ciona savignyi in Puget Sound. Northwest Science 87.2:106-113. PDF
  • Lawler, J.J., B. Spencer, J.D. Olden, S.-H. Kim, C. Lowe, S. Bolton. B.M. Beamon, L. Thompson, and J.G. Voss. 2013. Mitigation and adaptation strategies. Pages 315-335 in: R. Pielke, Sr., K. Suding, and T. Seastedt, Editors. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources, Volume 5, Ecosystem Function. Elsevier, Inc., Academic Press. PDF
  • Stewart-Koster, B., Boone, E.L., Kennard, M.J., Sheldon, F., Bunn, S.E. and J.D. Olden. 2013. Incorporating ecological principles into statistical models for the prediction of species’ distribution and abundance. Ecography 36: 342-353. PDF
  • Larson, E.R. and J.D. Olden. 2013. Crayfish occupancy and abundance in lakes of the Pacific Northwest. Freshwater Science 32: 94-107. PDF
  • Sorte, C.J.B., Ibáñez, I., Blumenthal, D.M., Molinari, N., Miller, L.P., Grosholz, E.D., Diez, J.M., D’Antonio, C.M., Olden, J.D., Jones, S.J., and J.S. Dukes. 2013 Poised to prosper: a cross-system comparison of climate change impacts on native and non-native species performance. Ecology Letters 16: 261-270. PDF
  • Pool, T.K., Strecker, A.L., and J.D. Olden. 2013. Identifying preservation and restoration priority areas for desert fishes in an increasingly invaded world. Environmental Management 51: 631-641. PDF
  • Kuehne, L., Padgham, B., and J.D. Olden. 2013. The soundscapes of lakes across and urbanization gradient. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55661.  Open Access Article
  • Mims, M.C., and J.D. Olden. 2013. Fish assemblages respond to altered flow regimes via ecological filtering of life history strategies. Freshwater Biology 58:50-62. PDF


  • Jaeger, K, and J.D. Olden. 2012. Electrical resistance sensor arrays as a means to quantify longitudinal connectivity of rivers. River Research and Applications 28: 1843-1852. PDF
  • McDonald, R.I., Olden, J.D., Opperman, J.J., Miller, W.M., Fargione, J., Revenga, C, Higgins, J.V., and J. Powell. 2012. Energy, water and fish: Biodiversity impacts of energy-sector water demand in the United States depend on efficiency and policy measures. PLoS One 7(11): e50219. Open Access Article or PDF.
  • Baiser, B., Olden, J.D., Record, S., Lockwood, J.L., and M.L. McKinney. 2012. Pattern and process of biotic homogenization in the New Pangaea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279: 4772-4777. PDF
  • Schlaepfer, M.A., Sax, D.F. and J.D. Olden. 2012. Toward a more balanced view of non-native species. Conservation Biology 26: 1156–1158. PDF
  • Reidy Liermann, C.A. Olden, J.D., Beechie, T.J., Kennard, M.J., Skidmore, P.B., Konrad, C.P. and H. Imaki. 2012. Hydrogeomorphic classification of Washington State rivers to support emerging environmental flow management strategies. River Research and Applications 28: 1340-1358. PDF & Mapping resources
  • Larson, E.R., and J.D. Olden. 2012. Using avatar species to model the potential distribution of emerging invaders. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 1114-1125. PDF
  • Kuehne, L.M., Olden, J.D., and J.J. Duda. 2012. Costs of living for juvenile Chinook salmon in an increasingly warming and invaded world. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 1621-1630. PDF
  • Cucherouset, J., Blanchet, S. and J.D. Olden. 2012. Non-native species promote the trophic dispersion of food webs. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 406-407. PDF
  • Carey, M.P., Sanderson, B.L., Barnas, K.A. and J.D. Olden. 2012. Native invaders create novel challenges for science, management, society and policy. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 373-381. PDF
  • Linke, S., Kennard, M.J., Hermoso, V., Olden, J.D., Stein, J. and B.J. Pusey. 2012. Merging connectivity rules and large-scale condition assessment improves conservation adequacy in river systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 1036-1045. Link to article
  • Ruesch, A.S., Torgersen, C.E., Lawler, J.J., Olden, J.D., Peterson, E.E., Volk, C.J., and D.J. Lawrence. 2012. Projected climate-induced habitat loss for salmonids based on a network model of stream temperature. Conservation Biology 5:873-882. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.J. and B.J. Pusey. 2012. A framework for hydrologic classification with a review of methodologies and applications in ecohydrology. Ecohydrology 5: 503-518. PDF
  • Lawrence, D.J., Olden, J.D., and C.E. Torgersen. 2012. Spatiotemporal patterns and habitat associations of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) invading salmon-rearing habitat. Freshwater Biology 57: 1929-1946. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Abbott, C.L., Usio, N., Azuma, N., Wood, K.A., Herborg, L-M., and J.D. Olden. 2012. The signal crayfish is not a single species: cryptic diversity and invasions in the Pacific Northwest range of Pacifastacus. Freshwater Biology 57: 1823-1838. PDF
  • Diez, J.M., D’Antonio, C.M., Dukes, J.S., Grosholz, E.D., Olden, J.D., Sorte, C.J.B., Blumenthal, D.M., Bradley, B.A., Early, R., Ibáñez, I., Jones, S.J., Lawler, J.J., and L.P. Miller. 2012. Will extreme climatic events facilitate biological invasions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 249-257. PDF & Supplementary Information
  • Kuehne, L.M., and J.D. Olden. 2012. Prey naivety in the behavioural responses of juvenile Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) salmon to an invasive predator. Freshwater Biology 57: 1126-1137. PDF
  • Wenger, S.J, and J.D. Olden. 2012. Assessing transferability of ecological models: an underappreciated aspect of statistical validation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 260-267. PDF
  • Mims, M.C., and J.D. Olden. 2012. Life history theory predicts streamflow effects on fish assemblage response to hydrologic regimes. Ecology 93:35-45. PDF & Link to Appendices
  • Pool, T.K., and J.D. Olden. 2012. Taxonomic and functional homogenization of a globally endemic desert fish fauna. Diversity and Distributions 18:366-376. PDF
  • Bradley, B.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Early, R.I., Grosholz, E.D., Lawler, J.J., Miller, L.P., Sorte, C.J.B., D’Antonio, C.M., Diez, J.M., Dukes, J.S., Ibanez, I. and J.D. Olden. 2012. Global change, global trade, and the next wave of plant invasions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 20-28. PDF & Supplementary Information
  • Erös, T., Olden, J.D., Schick, R.S., Schmera, D., and Fortin, M-J. 2012. Characterizing connectivity relationships in freshwaters using patch-based graphs. Landscape Ecology 27:303-317. PDF
  • Poff, N.L., Olden, J.D., and D.L. Strayer. 2012. Climate change and freshwater fauna extinction risk. Pages 309-336 in Saving a Million Species: Extinction Risk from Climate Change, ed. L. Hannah.


  • Strecker, A.L., Olden, J.D., Whittier, J.B., and C.P. Paukert. 2011. Defining conservation priorities for freshwater fishes according to taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity. Ecological Applications 21: 3002-3013. PDFMapping resources
  • Konrad, C.P., Olden, J.D., Gido, K.B., Hemphill, N.P., Kennard, M.J., Lytle, D.A., Melis, T.S., Robinson, C.T., Schmidt, J.C., Bray, E.N., Freeman, M.C., McMullen, L.E., Mims, M.C., Pyron, M, and J.G. Williams. 2011. Large-scale flow experiments for managing rivers. BioScience 61: 948-959. PDF
  • Lawler, J.J. and J.D. Olden. 2011. Reframing the debate over managed relocation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 569-574. PDF
  • Stewart-Koster, B., Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.K., Pusey, B.J. Boone, E.L., Douglas, M. and S. Jackson. 2011. Fish response to the temporal hierarchy of the natural flow regime in the Daly River, northern Australia. Journal of Fish Biology 79: 1525-1544. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Vander Zanden, M.J., and P.T.J. Johnson. 2011. Assessing ecosystem vulnerability to invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Ecological Applications 21: 2587-2599. PDF & Mapping resources
  • Lawrence, D.J., Larson, E.R., Reidy Liermann, C.A., Mims, M.C., Pool, T.K., and J.D. Olden. 2011. National parks as protected areas for U.S. freshwater fish diversity. Conservation Letters 4:364-371. PDF & Supplementary Information & Mapping resources
  • Thomsen, M.S., Olden, J.D., Wernberg, T., Griffin, J.N. and B.R. Silliman. 2011. A broad framework to organize and compare ecological invasion impacts. Environmental Research 111:899-908. PDF
  • Kostyack, J., Lawler, J.J., Goble, D.D., Olden, J.D., and J.M. Scott. 2011. Beyond reserves and corridors: policy solutions to facilitate the movement of plants and animals in a changing climate. BioScience 61: 713-719. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Olden, J.D., N. Usio. 2011. Shoreline urbanization interrupts the relative contribution of allochthonous subsidies to a benthic consumer over a gradient of lake size. Biology Letters 7:551-554. PDF
  • Carey, M.P., Sanderson, B.L., Friesen, T.A., Barnas, K.A. and J.D. Olden. 2011. Smallmouth bass in the Pacific Northwest: A threat to native species; a benefit for anglers. Reviews in Fisheries Science 19:305-315. PDF
  • Biggs, C.R. and J.D. Olden. 2011. Multi-scale habitat occupancy of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) in coral reef environments of Roatan, Honduras. Aquatic Invasions 6:447-453. PDF
  • Maranto, C.J., Parrish, J.K., Herman, D.P., Punt, A.E., Olden, J.D., Brett, M.T. and D. D. Roby. 2011. Use of fatty acid analysis to determine dispersal of Caspian terns in the Columbia River Basin, U.S.A. Conservation Biology 25:736-746. PDF
  • Schlaepfer, M.A., Sax, D.F. and J. D. Olden. 2011. The potential conservation value of non-native species. Conservation Biology 25:428-437. PDF
  • Cucherousset, J. and J.D. Olden. 2011. Ecological impacts of non-native freshwater fishes. Fisheries 36:215-230. PDF
  • Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Olden, J.D., Griffin, J.N. and B.R. Silliman. 2011. A framework to study the context-dependent impacts of marine invasions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 400: 322-327. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Lockwood, J.L. and C.L. Parr. 2011. Species invasions and the biotic homogenization of faunas and floras. Pages 224-243 in Conservation Biogeography, ed. Whittaker, R.J. and R.J. Ladle. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.K., Lawler, J.J., and N.L. Poff. 2011. Challenges and opportunities for implementing managed relocation of species for freshwater conservation. Conservation Biology 25: 40-47. PDF
  • Strecker, A.L., Campbell, P.M. and J. D. Olden. 2011. The aquarium trade as an invasion pathway in the Pacific Northwest. Fisheries 36:74-85. PDF
  • Larson, E.R. and J.D. Olden. The state of crayfish in the Pacific Northwest. Fisheries 36:60-73. PDF
  • Paukert, C.P., Pitts, K. L., Whittier, J.B. and J.D. Olden. 2011. Development and assessment of a landscape-scale ecological threat index for the Lower Colorado River Basin. Ecological Indicators 11:304-310. PDF


  • Larson, E. R., Olden, J.D., and N. Usio. 2010. Decoupled conservatism of Grinnellian and Eltonian niches in an invasive arthropod. Ecosphere 1(6). Open Access Article
  • Pool, T.P., Olden, J.D., Whittier, J.B. and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Environmental drivers of fish functional diversity and composition in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1791-1807. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. and M.J. Kennard. 2010. Intercontinental comparison of fish life-history strategies along a gradient of hydrologic variability. Community Ecology of Stream Fishes: Concepts, Approaches, and Techniques (Ed. Gido, K. B. and D. A. Jackson). American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 83-107. PDF
  • Mims, M.C., Olden, J.D., Shattuck, Z.R., and N.L. Poff. 2010. Life history trait diversity of native freshwater fishes in North America. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19:390-400. PDF
  • Arthington, A.H., Olden, J.D., Balcombe, S.R., and M.C. Thoms. 2010. Multi-scale environmental factors explain fish losses and refuge quality in drying waterholes of Cooper Creek, an Australian arid-zone river. Marine and Freshwater Research 61:842-856. PDF
  • Larson, E.R. and J.D. Olden. 2010. Latent extinction and invasion risk of crayfishes in the southeastern United States. Conservation Biology 24: 1099-1110. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2010. Current velocity shapes the functional connectivity of benthiscapes to stream insect movement. Pages 351-373 in Modelling Perception with Artificial Neural Networks (Ed. Tosh, C. and Ruxton, G.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Neff, B.D. and J.D. Olden. 2010. Not so fast: Inflation in impact factors contributes to apparent improvements in journal quality. BioScience 60: 455-459. PDF
  • Marr, S.M., Marchetti, M.P., Olden, J.D., García-Berthou, E., Morgan, D.L., Arismendi, I., Day, J.A., Griffiths, C.L. and P.H. Skelton. 2010. Freshwater fish introductions in Mediterranean-climate regions: are there commonalities in the conservation problem? Diversity and Distributions 16:606-619. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.K., Leprieur, F., Tedesco, P.A., Winemiller, K.O and E. García-Berthou. 2010. Conservation biogeography of freshwater fishes: past progress and future directions. Diversity and Distributions 16: 496-513. PDF
  • Beechie, T.J., Sear, D.A., Olden, J.D., Pess, G.R., Buffington, J.M., Moir, H., Roni, P., and M.M. Pollock. 2010. Process-based principles for restoring river ecosystems. BioScience 60: 209-22. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. and R.J. Naiman. 2010. Incorporating thermal regimes into environmental flows assessments: modifying dam operations to restore freshwater ecosystem integrity. Freshwater Biology 55: 86-107. PDF
  • Kennard, M.J., Pusey, B.J., Olden, J.D., Mackay, S.J., Stein, J.L., and N. Marsh. 2010. Classification of natural flow regimes to support environmental flow assessments: an Australian case study. Freshwater Biology 55: 171-193. Link to article
  • Kennard, M.J., Mackay, S.J., Pusey, B.J., Olden, J.D. and N. Marsh. 2010. Quantifying uncertainty in estimation of hydrologic metrics for ecohydrological studies. River Research and Applications 26: 137-156. Link
  • Poff N.L., Richter, B.D., Arthington, A.H., Bunn, S.E., Naiman, R.J., Kendy, E., Acreman, M., Apse, C. Bledsoe, B.P., Freeman, M.C., Henriksen, J., Jacobson, R.B., Kennen, J.G., Merritt, D.M., O’Keeffe, J.H., Olden. J.D., Rogers, K., Tharme, R.E., and A. Warner. 2010. The ecological limits of hydrologic alteration (ELOHA): a new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards. Freshwater Biology 55: 147-170. PDF
  • Larson, E.R., Busack, C.A., Anderson, J.D. and J.D. Olden. 2010. Widespread distribution of the non-native northern crayfish (Orconectes virilis) in the Columbia River Basin. Northwest Science 84:108-111. PDF
  • Solomon, C. T., Olden, J.D., Johnson, P.T.J., Dillon, R.T., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2010. Distribution and community-level effects of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in northern Wisconsin lakes. Biological Invasions 12: 1591-1605. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., Larson, E.R. and M.C. Mims. Home-field advantage: Native signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) out consume newly introduced crayfishes for invasive Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis). Aquatic Ecology 43: 1073-1084. PDF
  • Monroe, J.B., Baxter, C.V., Olden, J.D., P.L. Angermeier. 2009. Freshwaters in the public eye: Understanding the role of images and media in aquatic conservation. Fisheries 34: 581-585. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Adams, J.W. and E.R. Larson. 2009. First record of Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852) (Decapoda, Cambaridae) west of the Great Continental Divide in North America. Crustaceana 82:1347-1351. PDF
  • Leprieur, F., Olden, J.D., Lek, S., and S. Brosse. 2009. Contrasting patterns and mechanisms of spatial turnover for native and exotic freshwater fish in Europe. Journal of Biogeography 36:1899-1912. PDF
  • Hayes, N.M., Butkas, K.J., Olden, J.D., and M.J. Vander Zanden. Behavioural and growth differences between experienced and naïve populations of a native crayfish in the presence of invasive rusty crayfish. Freshwater Biology 54:1876-1887. PDF
  • Fox, H. E., Kareiva, P., Silliman, B., Hitt, J., Lytle, D.A., Halpern, B.S., Hawkes, C.V., Lawler, J., Neel, M., Olden, J.D., Schlaepfer, M.A., Smith, K. and H. Tallis. 2009. Why do we fly? Ecologists’ sins of emission. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:294-296. PDF
  • Gao,Y. Vogel, R.M., Kroll, C.N., Poff, N.L. and J.D Olden. 2009. Development of representative indicators of hydrologic alteration. Journal of Hydrology 374:136-147. PDF
  • Lockwood, J.L., Blackburn, T.M., Cassey, P., and J.D. Olden. 2009. The shape of things to come: non-native mammalian predators and the fate of island bird diversity. Pages 235-248 in Holocene Extinctions, ed. S.T. Turvey. Oxford University Press.
  • Leprieur, F., Brosse, S., García-Berthou, Oberdorff, T., Olden, J.D., and C.R. Townsend. 2009. Scientific uncertainty and the assessment of risks posed by non-native freshwater fishes. Fish and Fisheries 10:88-97. PDF
  • Johnson, P.T.J., Olden, J.D., Solomon, C. T., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2009. Community and ecosystem effects of invasive predators and herbivores in an experimental aquatic system. Oecologia 159: 161-170. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Reidy Liermann, C.A., Pusey, B.J., and M.J. Kennard. 2009. Protocols for hydrologic classification and a review of Australian applications. Chapter 2 in Ecohydrological regionalisation of Australia: a tool for management and science. 28 pages. Technical Report PN22591, Land and Water Australia. PDF
  • Steward, B. and 25 other contributors. 2009. Evolving hazards and emerging opportunities. Chapter 12 in The 3rd United Nations World Water Development Report: Water in a Changing World (WWDR-3). PDF
  • Kendy, E., Sanderson, J.S., Olden, J.D., Apse, C.D., DePhilip, M.M., Haney, J.A., Knight, R.R. and J.K.H. Zimmerman. 2009. Applications of the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) in the United States. Conference Proceeedings from the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations, 23-26 February, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. PDF


  • Larson, E.R. and J.D. Olden. 2008. Do schools and golf courses represent emerging pathways for crayfish invasions? Aquatic Invasions 3:465-468. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. Biotic Homogenization. In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. PDF
  • Naiman, R.J., Latterell, J.J., Pettit, N.E., and J.D. Olden. 2008. Flow variability and the vitality of river systems. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 340: 629-643. PDF
  • Johnson, P.T.J., Olden, J.D., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2008. Dam invaders: impoundments facilitate biological invasions in freshwaters. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6: 357-363. PDF
  • Lytle, D.A., Olden, J.D., and L. E. McMullen. 2008. Drought-escape behaviors of aquatic insects may be adaptations to highly variable flow regimes characteristic of desert rivers. The Southwestern Naturalist 53: 399-402. PDF
  • Vander Zanden, M.J., and J.D. Olden. 2008. A management framework for preventing the secondary spread of aquatic invasive species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 65: 1512-1522. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Lawler, J.J., and N.L. Poff. 2008. Machine learning methods without tears: a primer for ecologists. The Quarterly Review in Biology 83: 171-193. PDF
  • Rahel, F.J., and J.D. Olden. 2008. Assessing the effects of climate change on aquatic invasive species. Conservation Biology 22:521-533. PDF
  • Lee, H., Reusser, D.A, Olden, J.D., Smith, S.S, Graham, J., Burkett, V., Dukes, J.S., Piorkowsli, R.J., and J. McPhedran. 2008. Establishing integrated monitoring and information systems for predicting and managing aquatic invasive species in a changing climate. Conservation Biology 22: 575-584. PDF
  • Monroe, J.B., and J.D. Olden. 2008. Aqua-rock climbers. Natural History. May 2008: 64. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Poff, N.L., and K.R. Bestgen. 2008. Trait synergisms and the rarity, extirpation, and extinction risk of desert fishes. Ecology 89:847-856. PDF
  • Cassey, P., Lockwood, J.L., Olden, J.D., and T.M. Blackburn, T.M. 2008. The varying role of population abundance in structuring indices of biotic homogenization. Journal of Biogeography 35: 884-892. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Kennard, M.J., and B.J. Pusey. Species invasions and the changing biogeography of Australian freshwater fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 25-37. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., Hogan, Z.S., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2007. Small fish, big fish, red fish, blue fish: size-biased extinction risk of the world’s freshwater and marine fishes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16:694-701. PDF
  • Kennard, M.J., Olden, J.D., Arthington, A.H., Pusey, B.J., and N.L. Poff. 2007. Multi-scale effects of flow regime and habitat and their interaction on fish assemblage structure in eastern Australia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 1346-1359. PDF
  • Schmidt, S.N., Olden, J.D., Solomon, C.T., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2007. Quantitative approaches to the analysis of stable isotope food web data. Ecology 88: 2793-2802. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2007. How do ecological journals stack-up? Ranking of scientific quality according to the h index. Écoscience 14:370-376. PDF
  • Grant, J.B., Olden, J.D., Lawler, J.J., Nelson, C.R. and B.R. Silliman. 2007. Academic institutions in the United States and Canada ranked according to research productivity in the field of Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology 21: 1139-1144. PDF
  • Cassey, P., Lockwood, J.L., Blackburn, T.M., and J.D. Olden. 2007. Spatial scale and evolutionary history determine the degree of taxonomic homogenization across island bird assemblages. Diversity and Distributions 13: 458-466. PDF
  • Poff, N.L., Olden, J.D., Merritt, D.M., and D.M. Pepin. 2007. Homogenization of regional river dynamics by dams and global biodiversity implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 104: 5732-5737.PDF
  • Halpern, B.S., Silliman, B.R., Olden, J.D., Bruno, J.P., and M.D. Bertness. 2007. Incorporating positive interactions in aquatic restoration and conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 153-160. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2007. Critical threshold effects of benthiscape structure on stream herbivore movement. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 362: 461-472. PDF
  • Rooney, T.P., Olden, J.D., Rogers, D.A., and M.K. Leach. 2007. Biotic homogenization and conservation prioritization. Biological Conservation 134: 447-450. PDF


  • Cucherousset, J., Paillisson, J.-M., Carpentier, A., Eybert, M.-C., and J.D. Olden. 2006. Habitat use of an artificial wetland by the invasive catfish Ameiurus melas. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 15: 589-596. PDF
  • Hoffman, A.L., Olden, J.D., Monroe, J.B., Poff, N.L., Wellnitz, T.A, and J.A. Wiens. 2006. Current velocity and habitat patchiness shape stream herbivore movement. Oikos 115:358-368. PDF
  • Lawler, J.J., Aukema, J.E., Grant, J., Halpern, B. Kareiva, P., Nelson, C.R., Ohleth, K., Olden, J.D., Schlaepfer, M.A. Silliman, B., and P. Zaradic. 2006. Conservation science: a 20-year report card. Frontiers in Ecolology and the Environment 4:473-480. PDF
  • Mercado–Silva, N., Olden, J.D., Maxted, J.T., Hrabik, T.R., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Forecasting the spread of Laurentian Great Lakes region of North America. Conservation Biology 20:1740-1749. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2006. Biotic homogenization: A new research agenda for conservation biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 33:2027-2039. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Joy, M.K., and R.G. Death. 2006. Rediscovering the species in community-wide modeling. Ecological Applications 16:1449-1460. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Jensen, O.P. and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Implications of long-term dynamics of fish and zooplankton communities for among-lake comparisons. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:1812-1821. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., McCarthy, J.M., Maxted, J.T., Fetzer, W.W., and M.J. Vander Zanden. 2006. The rapid spread of rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) with observations on native crayfish declines in Wisconsin (U.S.A.) over the past 130 years. Biological Invasions 8:1621-1628. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Poff, N.L., and K.R. Bestgen. 2006. Life-history strategies predict fish invasions and extirpations in the Colorado River Basin. Ecological Monographs 76:25-40. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and T.P. Rooney. 2006. On defining and quantifying biotic homogenization. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15:113-120. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Poff, N.L. and M.L. McKinney. 2006. Forecasting faunal and floral homogenization associated with human population geography in North America. Biological Conservation 127:261-271. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Poff, N.L. and B.P. Bledsoe. 2006. Incorporating ecological knowledge into ecoinformatics: An example of modeling hierarchically structured aquatic communities with neural networks. Ecological Informatics 1:33-42.PDF
  • Neff, B.D., and J.D. Olden. 2006. Is peer review a game of chance? Bioscience 56:333-340. PDF
  • Poff, N.L., Olden, J.D., Pepin, D.M, and B.P. Bledsoe. 2006. Placing global streamflow variability in geographic and geomorphic contexts. River Research and Applications 22:149-166. PDF
  • Poff, N.L., Olden, J.D., Vieira, N.K.M., Finn, D.S., Simmons, M.P. and B.C. Kondratieff. 2006. Functional trait niches of North American lotic insects: traits-based ecological applications in light of phylogenetic relationships. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25:730-755. PDF
  • Vander Zanden, M.J., Olden, J.D., and C. Gratton. 2006. Food-web approaches in restoration ecology. Pages 165-189 in Foundations of Restoration Ecology (Falk, D, Palmer, M. and J. Zedler, editors). PDF
  • McCarthy, J.M., Hein, C.L., Olden, J.D., and M. J. Vander Zanden. 2006. Coupling long-term studies with meta-analysis to investigate impacts of non-native crayfish on zoobenthic communities. Freshwater Biology 51:224-235. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., and N.L. Poff. 2005. Long-term trends in native and non-native fish faunas of the American Southwest. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 28:75-89. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Douglas, M.E., and M.R. Douglas. 2005. The human dimensions of biotic homogenization. Conservation Biology 19:2036-2038. PDF
  • Oakes, R.M. Gido, K.B., Falke, J.A., Olden, J.D., and B.L Brock. 2005. Modelling of stream fishes in the Great Plains, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 14:361-374. PDF
  • Stoltz, J.A., Neff, B.D., and J.D. Olden. 2005. Allometric growth and sperm competition in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 67:470-480. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., Schooley, R.L., Monroe, J.B., and N.L. Poff. 2004. Context-dependent perceptual ranges and their relevance to animal movements in landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology 73:1190-1194. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and N.L. Poff. 2004. Clarifying biotic homogenization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:283. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Hoffman, A.L., Monroe, J.B., and N.L. Poff. 2004. Movement behaviour and dynamics of an aquatic insect larva in a stream landscape. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82:1135-1146. Link to article
  • Olden, J.D., and N.L. Poff. 2004. Ecological mechanisms driving biotic homogenization: Testing of a mechanistic model using fish faunas. Ecology 85:1867-1875. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Joy, M.K., and R.G. Death. 2004. An accurate comparison of methods for quantifying variable importance in artificial neural networks using simulated data. Ecological Modelling 178:389-397. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Poff, N.L., Douglas, M.R., Douglas, M.E., and K.D. Fausch. 2004 Ecological and evolutionary consequences of biotic homogenization. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19:18-24. PDF
  • Vander Zanden, M.J., Olden, J.D., Thorne, J.H., and N.E. Mandrak. 2004. Predicting occurrences and impacts of smallmouth bass introductions in north temperate lake food webs. Ecological Applications 14: 132-148. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., and N.L. Poff. 2003. Toward a mechanistic understanding and prediction of biotic homogenization. American Naturalist 162:442-460. PDF
  • Olden, J.D. 2003. A species-specific approach to modeling biological communities and its potential for conservation. Conservation Biology 17:854-863. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and N.L. Poff. 2003. Redundancy and the choice of hydrologic indices for characterizing streamflow regimes. River Research and Applications 19:101-121. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., and D.A. Jackson. 2002. A comparison of statistical approaches for modeling fish species distributions. Freshwater Biology 47:1976-1995. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and D.A. Jackson. 2002. Illuminating the “black box”: Understanding variable contributions in artificial neural networks. Ecological Modelling 154:135-150. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Jackson, D.A., and P.R. Peres-Neto. 2002. Predictive models of fish species distributions: A comment on proper validation and chance predictions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:329-336. PDF


  • Olden, J.D., and D.A. Jackson. 2001. Fish-habitat relationships in lakes: Gaining predictive and explanatory insight using artificial neural networks. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:878-897. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and B.D. Neff. 2001. Cross correlation bias in lag analysis of aquatic time series. Marine Biology 138:1063-1070. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., Jackson, D.A., and P.R. Peres-Neto. 2001. Spatial isolation and fish communities in drainage lakes. Oecologia 127:572-585. PDF
  • Jackson, D.A., Peres-Neto, P.R., and J.D. Olden. 2001. What controls who is where in freshwater fish communities: The roles of biotic, abiotic and spatial factors? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 58:157-170. PDF
  • Peres-Neto, P.R., Olden, J.D., and D.A Jackson. 2001. Environmentally constrained null models: Site suitability as occupancy criterion. Oikos 93:110-120. PDF
  • Peres-Neto, P.R., and J.D. Olden. 2001. Assessing the robustness of randomization tests: Examples from behavioural studies. Animal Behaviour 61:79-86. PDF


  • Olden, J.D. 2000. An artificial neural network approach for studying phytoplankton succession. Hydrobiologia 436:131-143. PDF
  • Olden, J.D., and D.A. Jackson. 2000. Torturing the data for the sake of generality: How valid are our regression models? Écoscience 7:501-510. PDF

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