Publications by Laura López-Hoffman


Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico

López-Hoffman, L, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa, eds). 2009. University of Arizona Press. First volume in a new series, Edge: Environmental Science, Law & Policy edited by M Miller, B Morehouse & J Overpeck.

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Bruneeli, S. 2011. Reviewed in Journal of Borderlands Studies, 26(2): 249–250.

Perry, R. 2011. Reviewed in Environmental Practice, 13: 161–162.

Pitt, J. 2011. Reviewed in Restoration Ecology 19:290–291.

Spelts, KJ. 2010. Reviewed in Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46:1062–1063.



UANews | March 1, 2010

Arizona Public Media (KUAZ-FM) | March 4, 2010

ARTICLES ( peer-reviewed)


Optimal conservation strategies for Mexican free-tailed bats: A population viability and ecosystem services approach

Wiederholt, R, L López-Hoffman, C Svancara, G McCracken, W Thogmartin, J Diffendorfer, K Bagstad, P Cryan, A Russell, D Semmens & R Medellin. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI 10.1007/s10531-014-0790-7 (link)

Replacement cost valuation of Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) subsistence harvest in Arctic and sub-Arctic North America

Goldstein, JH, W Thogmartin, KJ Bagstad, JA Dubovsky, D Semmens, BJ Mattsson, L López-Hoffman & JE Diffendorfer. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19(4): 347-54. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2014.917345 (link)

Market forces and technological substitutes cause fluctuations in the value of bat pest-control services for cotton

López-Hoffman, L, R Wiederholt, C Sansone, KJ Bagstad, P Cryan, JE Diffendorfer, J Goldstein, K LaSharr, J Loomis, G McCracken, RA Medellín, A Russell & D Semmens. 2014. PLoS One, 9(2): 7 pages. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0087912 (link)

Adding ecosystem services to environmental impact assessments: More sequins on a bloated Elvis or a rockin’ idea?

Presnall, CK, L López-Hoffman & ML Miller. 2014 (available online March 11, 2014). Ecological Economics. Invited submission to special issue on ecosystem services in U.S. federal environmental regulatory policy. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.02.001 (link)


National valuation of monarch butterflies suggests untapped potential for incentive-based conservation strategies

Diffendorfer, JD, J Loomis, L Reis, K Oberhauser, L López-Hoffman, D Semmens, B Butterfield, K Bagstad, B Semmens, J Goldstein, R Wiederholt, B Mattsson, and W Thogmartin. 2013 (available online October 28, 2013). Conservation Letters, 00: 1-10. DOI:10.1111/conl.12065. (link)

Salinity limits of vegetation in the Cienega de Santa Clara, an oligotrophic marsh in the delta of the Colorado River, Mexico: Implications for a salinity increase

Baeza, K, L López-Hoffman, E P Glenn, K Flessa, and J Garcia-Hernandez. 2013. Ecological Engineering, 59: 157–166 (available online September 26, 2012). DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.08.019 (link)

From accident to management: The Cienega de Santa Clara ecosystem

arrillo-Guerrero, Y, KW Flessa, O Hinojosa-Huerta, and L López-Hoffman. 2013. Ecological Engineering, 59: 84–92. Special issue on the Colorado River. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2013.03.003 (link)

Key landscape ecology metrics for assessing climate change adaptation options: Rate of change and patchiness of impacts

López-Hoffman, L, DD Breshears, CD Allen, and ML Miller. 2013. Ecosphere 4(8): article 101. DOI:10.1890/ES13-00118.1 (link)

How do migratory species add ecosystem service value to wilderness? Calculating the spatial subsidies provided by protected areas

López-Hoffman, L, D Semmens, and J Diffendorfer. 2013. International Journal of Wilderness, 19(1): 14–19. Special issue on ecosystem services and wilderness conservation. (link)

Moving across the border: A conservation modeling approach for migratory bat populations

Wiederholt, R, L López-Hoffman, J Cline, R Medellin, P Cryan, A Russell, G McCracken, J Diffendorfer, and D Semmens. 2013. Ecosphere4(9): article 14. DOI:10.1890/ES-1300023.1 (link)


Mapping the links between ecosystems and society

Balvanera, P & L López-Hoffman. 2012. Book review of Natural Capital: Theory and Practise of Mapping Ecosystem Services by Kareiva, P, H. Tallis, TH Ricketts, GC Daily & S Polasky. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(9): 477-478. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2012.06.003 (link)


Beef and beyond: Paying for ecosystem services on Western US rangelands

Goldstein JH, CK Presnall, L López-Hoffman, GP Nabhan, R L Knight & G Ruyle. 2011. Rangelands, 33(5): 4-12, DOI:10.2111/1551-501X-33.5.4. Invited submission to special issue on ecosystem services. (link)

Accounting for the ecosystem services of migratory species: Quantifying migration support and spatial subsidies

Semmens DJ, JE Diffendorfer, L López-Hoffman & C Shapiro. 2011. Ecological Economics, 70: 2236-2242. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.07.002 (link)

When ecosystem services crash: Preparing for big, fast, patchy climate change

Breshears DD, L López-Hoffman, & LJ. Graumlich. 2011. Ambio, 40: 256-263. DOI:10.1007/s13280-010-0106-4 (link)


Can the Deepwater Horizon Trust take account of ecosystem services and fund restoration?

Presnall, CK, L Lopez-Hoffman, & M Miller. 2010. Environmental Law Reporter, 40(11): 29–31. Special Issue on the Deepwater Horizon Oill Spill. (pdf)

Ecosystem services across borders: A framework for transboundary conservation

López-Hoffman L, RG Varady, KW Flessa & P Balvanera. 2010 (published online 26 Mar 2009). Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8(2): 84–91. DOI:10.1890/070216 (link)

Saving nature under the big tent of ecosystem services: A response to Adams and Redford

Skroch, M & L López-Hoffman. 2010. Conservation Biology, 24(1): 325-327. DOI:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01416.x (link)

2009 and earlier

Environmental drivers in mangrove establishment and early development

Krauss, KW, CM Lovelock, KL McKee, L López-Hoffman, SML Ewe & WP Sousa. 2008. Aquatic Botany 89: 105-127. DOI:10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.014. In special issue on forestry and coastal zone management of mangrove ecosystems. (link)

Servicios ambientales de una plama endemica: importancia para la gente rural

Aguilera-Taylor, I, A Corzo-Domínguez, G Muñoz-Castro & L López-Hoffman. 2007. Gaceta Ecologica, Instituto Nacional de Ecología, México, 84: 75-83. Invited submission to a special issue on ecosystem services in Mexico. (pdf)

Gap-dependence in mangrove life-history strategies: A consideration the entire life cycle and patch dynamics

strong> López-Hoffman, L, DD Ackerly, NPR Anten, JL DeNoyer & M Martínez-Ramos. 2007. Journal of Ecology 95(6): 1222-1233. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01298.x (link)

Salinity and light interactively affect Neotropical mangrove seedlings at the leaf and whole plant levels

López-Hoffman, L, NPR Anten, M Martínez-Ramos & DD Ackerly. 2006. Oecologia, 150(4): 545-556. DOI:0.1007/s00442-006-0563-4 (link)

Sustainability of mangrove harvesting: How do harvesters' perceptions differ from ecological analysis?

López-Hoffman, L, IE Monroe, E Narvaéz, M Martínez-Ramos & DD Ackerly. 2006. In special issue: Do we need new management paradigms to achieve sustainability in tropical forests? Ecology and Society 11(2): 14. (link)

Mangrove seedling net photosynthesis, growth, and survivorship are interactively affected by salinity and light

López-Hoffman, L, JL DeNoyer, IE Monroe, R Shaftel, NPR Anten, M Martínez-Ramos & DD Ackerly. 2006. Biotropica 38: 606-616. DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2006.00189.x (link)

Mangrove biodiversity and ecosystem function

Field, CB, JG Osborn, LL Hoffman, et al. 1998. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 7:3-14. (link)

Biodiversity and function of mangrove ecosystems

Field, CB, RJ Whittaker, LL Hoffman, JG Osborn & JF Polsenberg, eds. 1998. Special issue of Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 7:1. (link)


Protocol for using a benefits transfer approach to valuing the crop pest control services of generalist predators

Wiederholt, R, L López-Hoffman, K Bagstad, GF McCracken, JE Diffendorfer, J Loomis, D Semmens, A Russell, C Sansone, K LaSharr, P Cryan, C Reynoso & RA Medellín

What's threatening Mexican free-tailed bat roosts?

Svancara, C, R Wiederholt, and L López-Hoffman


A perspective on areas of emphasis for critical zone services

Field, JP, DD Breshears, DJ Law, L López-Hoffman, PD Brooks, J Chorover, GA Barron-Gafford, RE Gallery, M Litvak, R Lybrand, J McIntosh, T Meixner, G Niu, SA Papuga, JD Pelletier, CR Rasmussen, and PA Troch

Recreation economics of an individual migratory species throughout its annual cycle: Northern Pintail case study

Mattsson, BJ, JA Dubovsky, WE Thogmartin, KJ Bagstad, JH Goldstein, J Loomis, JE Diffendorfer, DJ Semmens & L López-Hoffman


The role of local populations for a migratory species

Wiederholdt, R, B Mattson, W Thogmartin, J Diffendorfer, R Erickson, and L López-Hoffman

Spatial subsidies: a new approach for the next 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty

López-Hoffman, L, R Wiederholt, C Sansone, KJ Bagstad, P Cryan, J Diffendorfer, J Goldstein, J Loomis, G McCracken, RA Medellín, A Russell, D Semmens, J Dubovsky, W Thogmartin, C Chester & B Mattson

Jaguar critical habitat designation causes concern for southwestern ranchers

Svancara, C, AM Lien, L López-Hoffman, W Vanasco, G Ruyle & S Bonar.

Range-wide migratory species habitat dependence, ecosystem services and spatial subsidies: A northern pintail case study

Bagstad, K, J Diffendorfer, J Dubovsky, J Goldstein, J Loomis, L López-Hoffman, B Mattsson, D Semmens, W Thogmartin & R Wiederholt


Payments for ecosystem services: keeping working landscapes productive and functioning

Nabhan, GP, L López-Hoffman, CK Presnall, R Knight, J Goldstein, H Gosnell, L Gwen, D Thilmany and S Charnley. In press. Stitching the West Back Together: Conserving Working Landscapes and Biodiversity in the American West, S Charnley, T Sheridan, GP Nabhan (eds); Summits, M Miller, B Morehouse & J Overpeck (series eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. (link)

Desertification of rangelands

Peters, DPC, SA Archer, BT Bestelmeyer, ML Brooks, JR Brown, AC Comrie, HR Gimblett, JH Goldstein, KM Havstad, L López-Hoffman, HC Monger, GS Okin, A Rango, OE Sala, CE Tweedie & ER Vivoni. 2013. In TR Seastedt & KN Suding, eds. Ecosystem Functions and Services, Volume 4 in RA Pielke, Sr. Editor-in-Chief. Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier. Pages 239-258. (link)

Madrean Sky Islands, North America

López-Hoffman, L, & A Quijada. 2012. In Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning and Action

C Chester, M Cross & J Hilty (eds); pp 217-226. Island Press. Washington, DC. ( link)

An ecosystem approach for monitoring the border wall

Quijada-Mascareñas, JA, C Van Riper, D James, L López-Hoffman, C Sharp, R Gimblett, M Scott, L Norman, R Medellin, JB Callegary, R List, C Wallace, P Holm, E Glenn, J Leenhouts, T Esque, M Culver, R Webb, R Steidl. 2012. In The Border Wall between Mexico and the United States. Venues, Mechanisms and Stakeholders for a Constructive Dialogue, C de la Parra, E Peters, A Cordova y Vazquez (eds). Instituto Nacional de Ecología, SEMARNAT, Mexico DF, Mexico. (link)

Finding mutual interest in shared ecosystem services: New approaches to transboundary conservation

López-Hoffman, L, RG Varady, P Balvanera. 2009. In Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico. L López-Hoffman, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa (eds). University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. (link)

Guiding principles for successful transboundary conservation

López-Hoffman, L, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa. 2009. In Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico. L López-Hoffman, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa (eds). University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. (link)

Energizing transboundary conservation: Three easy steps

López-Hoffman, L, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa. 2009. In Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico. L López-Hoffman, E McGovern, RG Varady, & KW Flessa (eds). University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. (link)


An ecosystem services approach to environmental impact assessments: useful tool or business as usual?

Presnall, CK, L López–Hoffman & ML Miller. 2013. Environmental Policy Working Paper. Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona. (pdf)

Monitoring program for the Cienega de Santa Clara

Flessa, K, J Campoy Favela , F Zamora, J García, E Glenn, O Hinojosa, J Ramírez, L Lopez-Hoffman, L Mexicano, Y Carrillo, L Cadena, R Brambila de Zamora, E Santiago, S Drake, MAS El Vilaly, K Hartfield & M Lomelí. 2012. A report to: Central Arizona Water Conservation District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southern Nevada Water Authority, Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas & Instituto Nacional de Ecología. 124 pages. (link)

A blueprint for action on the US-Mexico Border

Good Neighbor Environmental Board. 2010. Thirteenth Report of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board to the President and Congress of the United States.

( L López-Hoffman and M Skroch contributed to the chapter on Habitat and Biodiversity Conservation). (link)

Transboundary ecosystem services: A new vision for managing the shared environment of the U.S. and Mexico

López-Hoffman, L. 2010. Environmental Policy Working Paper (2). Udall Center for Studies in
Public Policy. ( pdf)

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