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Craig M. Pease

Professor of Science and Law

PhD, University of Chicago, 1985;
MS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1981;
BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977

Phone: 802-831-1307


Environmental Forum Science and the Law Column

The Environmental Forum is a publication of the Environmental Law Institute.

Book and Chapters

With J. A. Grzybowski, "Comparing the Relative Effects of Nest Predation and Brood Parasitism on Seasonal Fecundity in Passerine Birds," Ecology and Management of Cowbirds and Their Hosts: Studies in the Conservation of North American Passerine Birds 145 J. N. Smith et al., eds. 2000).

"Comparing the Relative Effects of Nest Predation and Brood Parasitism on Seasonal Fecundity in Passerine Birds," Austin Cowbird Symposium (U. Texas Press 2000).

With D. J. Mattson et al., "Designing and managing protected areas for grizzly bears: How much is enough?," in National Parks and Protected Areas: Their Role in Environmental Protection 133 (R. G. Wright ed., Blackwell Science 1996).


  • With N. L. Fowler, Temporal Variation in the Carrying Capacity of a Perennial Grass Population. 175 The American Naturalist 504-512 (2010).
  • With N. L. Fowler and R. D. Overath, Detection of Density Dependence Requires Density Manipulations and Calculation of λ, 87 Ecology 655–664 (2006).
  • With J. A. Grzybowski, Renesting determines seasonal fecundity in songbirds: What do we know? What should we assume?, 122 Auk 280-291 (2005).
  • A pro-business bias in environmental law at Frontiers?, 3 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 131-132 (2005).
  • In defense of N > 1, 55 BioScience 100 (2005).
  • With J. A. Grzybowski, A Model of the Dynamics of Cowbirds and their Host Communities, 116 Auk 209 (1999).
  • With D. J. Mattson, Demography of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bears, 80 Ecology 957–975 (1999).
  • With J. L. Larimer et al., Consistency of Interneuronal Group Formation in Response to Simulation of Identified Cells, 182 J. Comp. Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology 509 (1998).
  • With J. J. Bull, Biology for Business, Law and Liberal Arts (1998).
  • With N. L. Fowler, A Systematic Approach to Some Aspects of Conservation Biology, 78 Ecology 1321–1329 (1997).
  • With D. J. Mattson et al., Science and Management of Yellowstone Grizzly Bears, 10 Conservation Biology 1013 (1996).
  • With J. J. Bull, Why Is the Polymerise Chain Reaction Resistant to In Vitro Evolution?, 41 J. Molecular Evolution 1160 (1995).
  • Assessing the Consequences of Brood Parasitism and Nest Predation on Seasonal Fecundity in Passerine Birds, Auk 112/2:343-363 (1995).
  • With R. Lande, "Population Viability Analysis," in The Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology 203 (Acad. Press 1995).
  • With M. J. Ryan et al., A Genetic Polymorphism in the Swordtail Xiphophorus Nigrensis: Testing the Prediction of Equal Fitness, 139 Am. Naturalist 21 (1992).
  • On the Declining Extinction and Origination Rates of Fossil Taxa, 18 Paleobiology 89 (1992).
  • With J. J. Bull, Is Science Logical?, 42 BioScience 293 (1992).
  • With J. L. Larimer, Unexpected Divergence among Identified Interneurons in Different Abdominal Segments of the Crayfish, Procambarus Clarkii, 25 J. Experimental Zoology 20 (1990).
  • With S. W. Taber, Paramyxovuus Phylogeny: Tissue Tropism Evolves Slower than Host Specificity, 44 Evolution 435 (1990).
  • With J. J. Bull, Combinatorics and Variety of Mating-Type Systems, 43 Evolution 667 (1989).
  • With R. Lande et al., A Model of Population Growth, Dispersal and Evolution in a Changing Environment, 70 Ecology 1657 (1989).
  • With J. J. Bull, Estimating Relative Parental Investment in Sons Versus Daughters, 1 J. Evolutionary Biology 305 (1988).
  • With J. L. Larimer, A Quantitative Study of Command Elements for Abdominal Positioning Behavior in the Crayfish, Procambarus Clarkii, 247 J. Experimental Zoology 45 (1988).
  • With J. J. Bull, A Critique of Methods for Measuring Life History Trade-Offs, 1 J. Evolutionary Biology 293 (1988).
  • On Comparing the Geologic Durations of Easily Versus Poorly Fossilized Taxa, 133 J. Theoretical Biology 255 (1988).
  • Biases in the Survivorship Curves of Fossil Taxa, 130 J. Theoretical Biology 31 (1988).
  • Biases in the Per-taxon Origination and Extinction Rates of Fossil Taxa, 130 J. Theoretical Biology 9 (1988).
  • Biases in the Total Extinction Rates of Fossil Taxa, 130 J. Theoretical Biology 1 (1988).
  • Lyellian Curves and Mean Taxonomic Durations, 13 Paleobiology 484 (1987).
  • An Evolutionary Epidemiological Mechanism, with Applications to Type A Influenza, 31 Theoretical Population Biology 422 (1987).
  • Biases in the Durations and Diversities of Fossil Taxa, 11 Paleobiology 272 (1985).
  • A Coevolutionary Isomorphism Applied to Laboratory Studies of Competition, 39 Evolution 444 (1985).
  • On the Evolutionary Reversal of Competitive Dominance, 38 Evolution 1099 (1984).

Reports, Letters and Book Reviews

  • With J. A. Grzybowski, Cowbirds: Villains or Scapegoats?, 31 Birding 448 (1999).
  • With J. Grzybowski, Protecting Biodiversity in Texas, 5 Conservation Biology 7 (1991).
  • The Habitat Requirements of the Black-Capped Vireo and Golden-Cheeked Warbler Populations Near Austin, Texas (City of Austin, Dep't. of Envtl. Protection 1990).
  • Is Evolutionary Taxonomy Science?, 39 Systematic Zoology 301 (1990)
  • Models of Evolution, 38 Bioscience 352 (1988).