Anne M. Trainor

Anne M. Trainor
The Nature Conservancy · African Program

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Skills and Expertise
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - January 2016
The Nature Conservancy
Position
  • Spatial Scientist
June 2011 - May 2015
Yale University
Position
  • NatureNet Fellow The Nature Conservancy
Education
August 2006 - June 2011

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Publications (27)
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Charcoal is the main cooking fuel in urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa and demand is expected to rise with urbanization. We explore the environmental footprint and socioeconomic drivers of charcoal production, using data from original field vegetation and producer surveys in a hotspot charcoal production area outside Lusaka, Zambia. We find that la...
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Migration of ungulates (hooved mammals) is a fundamental ecological process that promotes abundant herds, whose effects cascade up and down terrestrial food webs. Migratory ungulates provide the prey base that maintains large carnivore and scavenger populations and underpins terrestrial biodiversity (fig. S1). When ungulates move in large aggregati...
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The sustainable management of dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is crucial for the SSA economy and people's livelihoods but it remains a key challenge to address. Maps of tree species distributions of economic value are lacking for the region; yet, this information is essential for supporting sustainable use. We capitalized on n...
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Demand for high-volume, short duration water withdrawals could create water stress to aquatic organisms in Fayetteville Shale streams sourced for hydraulic fracturing fluids. We estimated potential water stress using permitted water withdrawal volumes and actual water withdrawals compared to monthly median, low, and high streamflows. Risk for biolo...
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Community ecology was traditionally an integrative science devoted to studying interactions between species and their abiotic environments in order to predict species' geographic distributions and abundances. Yet for philosophical and methodological reasons it has become divided into two enterprises: one devoted to local experimentation on species...
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Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 to 2014 at 31 481 UOG wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We found 2-16% of wells reported a spill each year. Median spill volumes ranged from 0.5...
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Extraction of oil and gas from unconventional sources, such as shale, has dramatically increased over the past ten years, raising the potential for spills or releases of chemicals, waste materials, and oil and gas. We analyzed spill data associated with unconventional wells from Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2014,...
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Context Many arboreal mammals in Neotropical forests are important seed dispersers that influence the spatial patterns of tree regeneration via their movement patterns, which in turn are determined by the canopy structure of the forest itself. However, the relationship between arboreal mammal movement and canopy structure is poorly understood, due...
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Energy production in the United States for domestic use and export is predicted to rise 27% by 2040. We quantify projected energy sprawl (new land required for energy production) in the United States through 2040. Over 200,000 km² of additional land area will be directly impacted by energy development. When spacing requirements are included, over 8...
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The science of conservation has faced unprecedented challenges in terms of environmental damage and rapid global change in its 40-year history, and environmental problems are only increasing as greater demands are placed on limited natural resources. Conservation science has been adapting to keep pace with these changes. Here, we highlight contempo...
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As species' geographic ranges and ecosystem functions are altered in response to climate change, there is a need to integrate biodiversity conservation approaches that promote natural adaptation into land use planning. Successful conservation will need to embrace multiple climate adaptation approaches, but to date they have not been conveyed in an...
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Community ecology involves studying the interdependence of species with each other and their environment to predict their geographical distribution and abundance. Modern species distribution analyses characterise species-environment dependency well, but offer only crude approximations of species interdependency. Typically, the dependency between fo...
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Background/Question/Methods Community ecology involves studying the interdependence of species with each other and their environment to predict their geographic distribution. Species distribution models (SDMs) characterize species-environment dependency quite well, but offer only crude approximations of interdependency. Typically the dependency b...
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Conserving or restoring landscape connectivity between patches of breeding habitat is a common strategy to protect threatened species from habitat fragmentation. By managing connectivity for some species, usually charismatic vertebrates, it is often assumed that these species will serve as conservation umbrellas for other species. We tested this as...
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Background/Question/Methods Forest structure has long been acknowledged as an important factor in how primates select arboreal pathways that are repeatedly used. Studies that include forest structure often rely on observers measuring percent cover by height while following animals, which may feasible at the scale of a daily trajectory or localize...
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Climate change stands to cause animal species to shift their geographic ranges. This will cause ecosystems to become reorganized across landscapes as species migrate into and out of specific locations with attendant impacts on values and services that ecosystems provide to humans. Conservation in an era of climate change needs to ensure that landsc...
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Climate change stands to cause animal species to shift their geographic ranges. This will cause ecosystems to become reorganized across landscapes as species migrate into and out of specific locations with attendant impacts on values and services that ecosystems provide to humans. Conserva-tion in an era of climate change needs to ensure that land-...
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Niche theory is a well-established concept integrating a diverse array of environmental variables and multispecies interactions used to describe species geographic distribution. It is now customary to employ species distribution models (SDMs) that use environmental variables in conjunction with species location information to characterize species'...
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Conversion of lands to agriculture and development within remaining natural habitats have fragmented ecosystems and reduced wildlife populations. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has adopted an incentive-based conservation strategy known as the Safe Harbor Program (SHP) to reduce the vulnerability of federally protected species located on private p...
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Persistence of wildlife populations depends on the degree to which landscape features facilitate animal movements between isolated habitat patches. Due to limited data availability, the effect of landscape features on animal dispersal is typically estimated using expert opinion. With sufficient data, however, resistance surfaces can be estimated em...
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Background/Question/Methods An increasingly common strategy for protecting threatened species in fragmented landscapes is to conserve or restore habitat with the goal of increasing landscape connectivity between patches of breeding habitat. To identify key connections between habitats, planners often focus on areas important to the dispersal of la...
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Knowledge of animal movement is fundamental to several biological disciplines, including wildlife conservation, yet animal movement remains one of the least understood behaviors and is critical for establishing and implementing effective management strategies. Thus, our goal was to compare the spatial, temporal, and biological factors that may infl...
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ABSTRACT Riparian wetlands are complex ecosystems containing species diversity that may easily be affected by anthropogenic disturbances. Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) is a federally threatened subspecies dependent upon riparian wetlands along the Front Range of Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, USA. Although habitat impr...
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Conservation plans for the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei), a threatened subspecies, commonly include habitat restoration. Our objective was to determine if Z. h. preblei would detect and use supplemental food and cover (simulated restoration) placed in areas where the mouse had not been documented for 3 y, thus altering the...

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