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PUBLICATIONS - Peer-reviewed Journal Manuscripts

Feinberg, D.S., Hostetler, M.H., Reed, S.E., Pienaar, E.F. and L. Pejchar. 2015. Evaluating management strategies to enhance biodiversity in conservation developments: Perspectives from developers in Colorado, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136: 87-96.

Horn, J., Escobedo, F.J., Hinkle, R., Hostetler, M. and N. Timilsina. 2014. The Role of Composition, Invasives, and Maintenance Emissions on Urban Forest Carbon Stocks. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-014-0400-1

Vaughn, R.M., Hostetler, M., Escobedo, F.J., and P. Jones. 2014. The influence of subdivision design and conservation of open space on carbon storage and annual sequestration. Landscape and Urban Planning 131:  64–73

Brain, R.G., Hostetler, M.E., T.A Irani. 2014. Why Do Cattle Ranchers Participate in Conservation Easement Agreements? Key Motivators in Decision Making. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 38(3): DOI:

                10.1080/21683565.2013.819479

Penniman, D., Hostetler, M., Borisova, T., and Acomb, G. 2013. Capital Cost Comparisons between Low Impact Development (LID) and Conventional Stormwater Management Systems in Florida. Suburban Sustainability 1(2): http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/subsust/vol1/iss2/1 

Lentijo, G.M.and M.E. Hostetler. 2012. Effects of a participatory bird census project on knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of coffee farmers in Colombia. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI 10.1007/s10668-012-9383-3

Main, M. B.; Christman, M. C.; Karim, A. and M. Hostetler. 2011. Species richness and diversity of resident and migratory landbirds in remnant forest patches and residential areas in the Florida Keys, USA. International Journal of Ecology  Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 364213, 12 pages doi:10.1155/2011/364213

Hostetler, M., Allen, W., and C. Meurk. 2011. Conserving urban biodiversity? Creating green infrastructure is only the first step. Landscape and Urban Planning. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.01.011.

Kipp, J. M., Lathrop, C. E., Hostetler, M., Clark, M. W., and P. H. Jones.  2011. Implementing low impact development in Florida: practitioners' perspectives. Florida Watershed Journal 4(1): 12-18.

Hostetler, M.E. 2010. Beyond design: the importance of construction and post-construction phases in green developments. Sustainability 2:1128-1137.

Wald, D., and M.E. Hostetler. 2010. Value of residential open space: designation and management language of Florida's land development regulations Sustainability 2(6): 1536-1552.

Hostetler, M.E., and M. Main. 2010. Tips to create biodiverse, urban communities. Journal of Extension 48/5.

Hostetler, M.E., and M. Main. 2010. Native landscaping vs. exotic landscaping: what should we recommend? Journal of Extension 48/5.

Dawson, D.E., and M.E. Hostetler. 2010.  Edge avoidance by birds of urban forest remnants. Florida Scientist 73 (3/4): 203-217.

Hostetler, M. E., and K. Noiseux. 2010. Are green residential developments attracting environmentally savvy homeowners? Landscape and Urban Planning. 94: 234–243.

Hostetler, M.E. & D. Drake. 2009. Conservation subdivisions: a wildlife perspective. Landscape and Urban Planning. 90: 95-101.

Hostetler, M., Swiman, E., Prizzia, A., and  Noiseux, K. 2008. Reaching residents of green communities: Evaluation of a unique environmental education program. Applied Environmental Education & Communication 7(3):114¬–124.

Hostetler, M.E. Jones, P., Dukes, M., Knowles, H., Acomb, G. and  M. Clark. 2008. With one stroke of the pen: how can extension professionals involve developers & policymakers in creating sustainable communities? Journal of Extension. 46/1

Dawson, D.E. & M.E. Hostetler. 2008.  Herpetofaunal use of edge and interior habitats in urban forest remnants.  Urban Habitats 5. 

Swiman, E and M.E. Hostetler. 2007. Using a Community-Specific Website to Engage Homeowners in Natural Resource Conservation within Green Communities. Journal of Extension. 45/1

Hostetler, M.E., Duncan, S., and, J. Paul. 2005.  The effects of an apartment complex on migrating and wintering birds.  Southeastern Naturalist. 4 (3): 421-434 

Youngentob, K, and M. E. Hostetler. 2005. Is a new urban development model building greener communities? Environment and Behavior 37: 731-759.

Traut, A. H., and M.E. Hostetler. 2004. Urban lakes and waterbirds: effects of shoreline development on avian distribution. Landscape and Urban Planning 69: 69-85.

Traut, A. H., and M.E. Hostetler. 2003. Urban lakes and waterbirds: effects of development on avian behavior. Waterbirds 26 (3): 290-302.

Hostetler, M. E., and K. Knowles-Yanez. 2003. Land use, scale, and bird distributions in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Landscape and Urban Planning 62: 55-68.

McIntyre, N. and M.E. Hostetler. 2001. Effects of urban land use on pollinator (Hymenoptera: Apodidea) communities in a desert metropolis. Journal of Applied and Theoretical Biology 2: 209-218

Hostetler, M.E. and C.S. Holling. 2000. Detecting the scales at which birds respond to landscape structure in urban landscapes. Urban Ecosystems 4: 25-54.

Hostetler, M.E. 1999. Scale, birds, and human decisions: a potential for integrative research in urban ecosystems. Landscape and Urban Planning. 45: 15-19.

Hostetler M.E., J.F. Anderson, and C.A. Lanciani.  1994. Pesticide resistance and metabolic rate in German Cockroaches.  Florida Ent 77(2); 288-290.

Hostetler M.E. and R.J. Brenner.  1994. Behavioral and physiological resistance to pesticides in the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): An experimental reevaluation.  J. Econ. Entomol 87:4; 885-893.

Frix M.S., M.E. Hostetler, and K.L. Bildstein.  1991. Intra- and interspecies differences in the response of atlantic sand (Uca pugilator) and atlantic marsh (U. pugnax) fiddler crabs to simulated avian predation.  J. Crustacean Biology, 11: 523-529.

Gawlik D.E., M.E. Hostetler, and K.L. Bildstein.  1988. Napthalene moth balls do not deter mammalian predators at red-winged blackbird nest.  J. Field Ornithol., 59(2); 189-191.

Books and Book Chapters

Hostetler, M. and S. Reed. 2014. Conservation Development: Designing and Managing Residential Landscapes for Wildlife. In R.A. McCleery, C.E. Moorman, and M.N. Peterson (eds.) Urban Wildlife Conservation, Springer, New York, pp. 279 – 302.Hostetler, M. 2012. The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 185 pp.

Hostetler, M. 2012. The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development. University of  California Press, Berkeley, CA. 185 pp.

Hostetler, M. 2012. How Biologists Can Involve Developers, Planners, and Policymakers in Urban Avian Conservation. Chapter 14 In P.S. Warren and C.A. Lepczyk (eds.) Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation, University of California Press, CA, USA,  p. 215-222.

Hostetler, M. E. 2001. The importance of multi-scale analyses in avian habitat selection studies in urban environments. In: Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World (J.M. Marzluff, R. Bowman, and R. Donnelly, eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. Pages 139 – 154.

Johnson, B.R., J. Sibernagel, M.E. Hostetler, A. Mills, E. Ndubisi, E. Fife, and M. Rossiter-Hunter. 2001 The nature of dialogue and the dialogue of nature: designers and ecologists in collaboration. In: Ecology and Design: Frameworks for Learning (Johnson, B.R, and K. Hill, eds). Island Press. Pages 305 – 356.

Hostetler, M. E. 1997. That Gunk on Your Car. A Unique Guide to Insects of North America. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley CA. 144 pages.

Publications (Selected Extension Articles, peer reviewed)

Feinberg, F. and Hostetler, M. 2014. Conservation Subdivision: Post-construction Phase – Policy Directions and the Importance of Assessing Stakeholder Opinions, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw401

Feinberg, F. and Hostetler, M. 2013. Conserving Urban Wildlife in the Face of Climate Change, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw381

Feinberg, F. and Hostetler, M. 2013. Conservation Subdivision: Post-construction Phase--Engaging Residents, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw379

Vaughn, R. Hostetler, M. and F. Escobedo. 2013. Conservation Subdivision: Post-construction Phase – Urban Trees Can Reduce Household Carbon Footprint http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw366

Dawson, D., and M. Hostetler. 2010. Forest remnants: conserving and observing urban bird diversity.  7pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC298. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw343

Hostetler, M. E. 2010.  "Conservation Subdivision:  Construction Phase – Dark-sky Lighting" 4pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC283. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw328.

Hostetler, M. E. and Acomb, G. 2010.  "Conservation Subdivision:  Construction Phase – Protecting Trees and Conserved Natural Areas " 7pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC278. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw323.

Hostetler, M. E. 2010.  "Conservation Subdivision:  Design Phase – Wetland Considerations" 7pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC281. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw326

Hostetler, M. E. and Main, M. 2010.  Conservation Subdivision:  Construction Phase – Native Landscaping Palette" 7pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC284.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw329.

Hostetler, M. E. and Moulton, M. 2010.  "Conservation Subdivision:  Design Phase – Wildlife-friendly Transportation Network " 6pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC280. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw325.

Hostetler, M. E. and Escobedo, F. 2010.  "What Types of Urban Greenspace are Better for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration?" 2pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC 279. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw324.

Rodriguez, L., Kochert, J., Jordan, J., Packard, C., and M. Hostetler. 2010.  "Bluebirds and Other Cavity-Nesting Birds: Leader's Guide" 38pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  4HWLL30.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h289.

Rodriguez, L., Kochert, J., Jordan, J., Packard, C., and M. Hostetler. 2010.  "Bluebirds and Other Cavity-Nesting Birds: Youth Project Book" " 66pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  4HWLM20.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h290.

Hostetler, M. E. 2009.  "Conservation Subdivision: Design Phase – Location of Conserved Open Spaces" 5pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC276.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw321

Hostetler, M. E. and Knowles, H. 2009.  "Conservation Subdivision: Design Phase – Patch Size and Shape of Conserved Open Spaces" 5pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database.  WEC230.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw320

Romero, M. & Hostetler, M. E. 2007.  "Policies that Address Sustainable Site Development." EDIS: IFAS.  Circ 1520.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW254.

Romero, M. & Hostetler, M. E. 2007.  "Policies that Address Sustainable Landscaping Practices." EDIS: IFAS.  Circ 1519.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW253.

Romero, M. & Hostetler, M. E. 2007.  "Policies that Address Sustainable Building Practices." EDIS: IFAS.  Circ 1518.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW252.

Hostetler, M. E. 2006. Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions that Address Environmental Issues in Residential Communities. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 213. 7 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW248

Hostetler, M. E. 2006. Evaluating Green Communities. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 193. 9 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW247

Swiman, E., Hostetler, M.E., Main, M.B., and S. Webb Miller. 2005. Living with Alligators: A Florida Reality.  . University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 203. 5 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW230

Main, M. B., Demers, C., and M.E. Hostetler. 2005. Improving, Restoring, and Managing Wildlife Habitat in Florida: Sources of Technical Assistance for Rural Landowners.  University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet Circular 1472. 5 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW218

Hostetler, M. E., Main, M.B., and C. Demers. 2004. Improving, Restoring, and Managing Natural Resources in Florida: Sources of Technical Assistance for Urban Homeowners. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 193. 4 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW212

Prizzia, A., Hostetler, M. E., and M.B. Main. 2004. Developing Sign Displays for Conveying Information. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 180. 4 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW196

Hostetler ,M. E., Mazzotti, F.E., and A. K. Taylor. 2003. Blue Land Crab (Cardisoma guanhumi). University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 30. 2 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW013

Hostetler, M.E., Main, M.B., and M. Voigt. 2003. Birdfeeders: What to Consider When Selecting. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 162. 4 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW192

Hostetler, M.E., Main, M.B., and M. Voigt. 2003. Why Shouldn't We Feed Water Birds? University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 179. 3 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW193

Main , M. B., Karim, A., and M. E. Hostetler. 2003.  Conservation Options for Private Landowners in Florida. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet CIR 1441. 29 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW194

Main , M. B., Hostetler, M. E., and A. Karim. 2003.  Evaluating Private Lands for Conservation of Wildlife. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 164. 2 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW195

Youngentob, K, and M.E. Hostetler. 2003. Environmental Interpretation to the Middle Class: How to Communicate Persuasively.  University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 169. 8 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW182

Hostetler, M.E. 2003. A Bird's-Eye View: How Birds Select Habitat. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 163. 4 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW174 .

Morgan, J.T., Fischer, J., and M.E. Hostetler. 2003. If Foot-and-Mouth Disease Came to Florida: Potential Impact on White-tailed Deer in Florida. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 171. 3 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database,  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW183.

Schaefer, J., Cohen, J., and M.E. Hostetler. 2003. The Wood Duck. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 143. 5 pp. Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 168,  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW180.

Hostetler, M.E., Klowden, G., Miller, S.W., and K. N. Youngentob. 2003. Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet Circ 1429. 9 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database,  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW175.

Hostetler, M.E.  2002. Bird Monitoring Projects for Youth: Leader's Guide. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 159. 6 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW165.

Traut, A.H., Hostetler, M.E., Schulz, E.J., and M V. Hoyer. 2002. Florida LAKEWATCH and Aquatic Bird Surveys: A Winning Combination. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 166. 6 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW170.

Jacobson, S.K., Sieving, K.E., Jones, G., McElroy, J., Hostetler, M.E., and S.W. Miller. 2002. Farmers' Opinions about Bird Conservation and Pest Management on Organic and Conventional North Florida Farms. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet Circ 1426. 8 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW169.

Sorensen, K., and M. E. Hostetler. 2002. Giant Salamanders of Florida. University of Florida IFAS Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 157. 4 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database,  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW168.

Heulett, K., Hostetler, M.E., and R. F. Labisky. 2002. Barred Owl (Strix varia). University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 156. 3 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database,  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW167.

Main, M.B., Roka, F.M., and M.E. Hostetler. 2000. Paying Private landowners to conserve wildlife habitat: a unique approach to conservation. University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet WEC 142. 5 pp. University of Florida, UF/IFAS EDIS Database, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW138.