* co-authored with student

*Ticktin, T., R. Dacks, S. Quazi, M. Tora, A. McGuigan, Z. Hastings and A. Naikatini. 2018 Significant linkages between measures of biodiversity and community resilience in Pacific Island agroforests. Conservation Biology 32 (5): 1085-1095.

Burnett, K., T. Ticktin, L. Bremer, S. Quazi, C. Geslani, C. Wada, N. Kurashima, L.Mandle, P. Pascua, T. Depraetere, D. Wolkis, E.Merlin, T. Giambelluca and K. Winter. 2018. Restoring to the future: gains and losses in hybrid forest restoration. Conservation Letters.

*Delevaux J.M.S., Jupiter S. D, Stamoulis K.A., Bremer L.L., Wenger A.S., Dacks R., Garrod P., Falinski K. and T. Ticktin. 2018. In Press. Scenario planning with linked land-sea models informs where forest conservation actions will promote coral reef resilience.  Scientific Reports 8(1), p.12465.

Trauernicht, C., T. Ticktin, H. Fraiola, Z.Hastings, and A. Tsuneuyoshi. 2018. Active restoration enhances long-term recovery of a Hawaiian mesic forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 411: 1-11.

 *Dacks, R., T. Ticktin, S. Jupiter and A. Friedlander. 2018. Drivers of household fishing in small-scale Pacific coral reef fisheries. Ecology and Society 23(1):37 [online]

 *Bremer, L., L. Mandle, K. Burnett, C. Trauernicht, P. Pascua, H. McMillen, T. Giambelluca, N. Kurashima, S. Quazi, C. Wada and T. Ticktin.  2018. Bringing multiple values to the table: assessing future land use and climate change in North Kona, Hawaii. Ecology and Society 23 (1):33 [online]

 *Delevaux, J.M.S.,  Whittier, R., Stamoulis, K. Bremer, L. Friedlander, A. Jupiter,S., Poti, M.,  Guannel, G, Kurashima, N., Winter, K., Toonen,R., Conklin,E., Wiggins,C.,Knudby, A.,  Goodell, W., Burnett,K., Yee, S., Htun, H., Falinski,K.,  Oleson,K., and T. Ticktin. 2018. A linked land-sea modeling framework to inform ridge-to-reef management in high oceanic islands. PLOS ONE 13(3): e0193230.

Delevaux, J.,K.  Winter, M. Blaich-Vaughan, S.  Jupiter, K. Stamoulis, L.  Bremer, K.  Burnett, P. Garrod and T.  Ticktin. 2018. Linking land and sea through collaborative research to inform contemporary applications of Traditional Resource Management in Hawaii. Sustainability Special Issue: Biocultural restoration in Hawaii.

Ticktin, T., Kindscher, K., Mitchell, C., Souther, S., Weisberg, P., Chamberlain, J., Hummel S. and Sanders, S.  2018. Ecological dimensions of non-timber forest products in the United States: effects of harvest and climate change. Pages 59-77 in: Chamberlain, J.L., Emery, M., and Patel-Weynand, T. Assessment of nontimber forest products in the United States under changing conditions. General Technical Report SRS-GTR-232. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station.  268p.

Chamberlain, J. Ticktin, T., Emery, M. and T.  Patel-Waynand. 2018. Introduction. Pages 2-7 in: Chamberlain, J. L.; Emery, M. R. and Patel-Weynand, T. Assessment of nontimber forest products in the United States under changing conditions. General Technical Report SRS-GTR-232. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station.  268p.


*Kurashima, N., Jeremiah, J. and T. Ticktin. 2017. I ka wā mamua:  The value of a historical ecology approach to ecological restoration in Hawaiʻi. Pacific Science 71(4): 401-424. pdf 

Wada, C., L.Bremer, K. Burnett, C. Trauernicht, T.Giambelluca, L.Mandle, E.Parsons, C. Weil, and T. Ticktin. 2017. Estimating the cost effectiveness of Hawaiian dryforest restoration using spatial changes in water yield and landscape flammability under climate change. Pacific Science 71(4): 437-456. pdf

*Pascua, P., H. McMillen, T. Ticktin, M.Vaughan, K. Winter. 2017. Beyond services: a process and framework for incorporating cultural, genealogical, and place-based relationships into ecosystem service assessments. Ecosystem Services 26: 465-475. pdf

Sterling, E.J., C. Filardi, J. Newell, S. Albert, D. Alvira, N. Bergamini, E. Betley, M.E. Blair, D. Boseto, K. Burrows, N. Bynum, S. Caillon, J.E. Caselle, J. Claudet, G. Cullman, R. Dacks, P.B. Eyzaguirre, N. Gazit, S. Gray, J. Herrera, P. Kenilorea, K. Kinney, N. Kurashima S. Macey, S. Mauli, J. McCarter, H. McMillen, P. Pascua, P. Pikacha, A.L. Porzecanski, P. de Robert, M. Salpeteur, A. Sigouin, M. Sirikolo, M.H. Stege, K. Stege, T. Ticktin, A. Toomey, R. Vave, A. Wali, P. West, K.B. Winter, and S. Jupiter. 2017.  Biocultural approaches to well-being and sustainability indicators across scales. Nature: Ecology and Evolution. pdf

Sterling, E., T. Ticktin, K. Morgan, G.Cullman, D. Alvira, P. Andrade, N.Bergamini, E. Betley, K.Burrows, S. Caillon, J. Claudet,  R. Dacks, P. Eyzaguirre, C. Filardi, N. Gazit, C. Giardina, S. Jupiter, K. Kinney, J. McCarter, M. Mejia, K. Morishige, J. Newell, L.Noori, J. Parks, P. Pascua, A. Ravikumar, J. Tanguay, A. Sigouin, T.Stege, M.Stege and A. Wali. 2017. Culturally grounded indicators of resilience in social-ecological systems. Environment and Society: Advances in Research. pdf

T. Ticktin, D. Mondragon and O. Gaoue. 2016. Host genus and rainfall drive the population dynamics of a vascular epiphyte.  Ecosphere 7(11): E01580. pdf

*Quazi, S. and T. Ticktin. 2016. Understanding drivers of forest diversity and structure in managed landscapes:  secondary forests, plantations, and agroforests in Bangladesh. Forest Ecology and Management 366: 118-134. pdf

McMillen, H.,T. Ticktin & H. Kihalani Springer.  2016. “Here we stay”: community resilience over time in Hawaiʻi Island. Regional Environmental Change. pdf

*Schmidt, I., Fidelis, A., Miranda, H. and T. Ticktin. 2016.  How do the wets burn? Fire behavior and intensity in wet grasslands in the Brazilian savanna. Brazilian Journal of Botany. pdf


*Mandle, L, T. Ticktin and P. Zuidema. 2015. Resilience of palm populations to disturbance is increased by interactive effects of fire, herbivory and harvest. Journal of Ecology 103 (4): 1032-1043. pdf

*Mandle, L, and T. Ticktin. 2015. Moderate land use changes plant functional composition without loss of functional diversity in India’s Western Ghats. Ecological Applications 24(6): 1117-1174. pdf

*Varghese, A., T. Ticktin, L. Mandle, and S. Nath.  2015. Assessing the effects of multiple stressors on the recruitment of fruit harvested trees in a tropical dry forest, Western Ghats, India. PLOS One 10(3): e0119634. pdf

T. Ticktin. 2015. The ecological sustainability of harvesting non-timber forest products: principles and methods. Pages 31-52 in: Shackleton, C., A. Pandey and T. Ticktin (eds). Ecological sustainability of non-timber forest product harvesting: case-studies and dynamics. Earthscan. pdf

*Schmidt, I. and T. Ticktin. 2015. Sustainable harvest of goldengrass: local ecological knowledge, management and ecological consequences. Pages 199-214 in: Shackleton, C., A. Pandey and T. Ticktin (eds).  Ecological sustainability of non-timber forest product harvesting: case-studies and dynamics. Earthscan. pdf

Shackleton, C., T. Ticktin and A. Pandey. 2015. Ecologically sustainability in social and dynamic world. Pages 260-278 in: Shackleton, C., A. Pandey and T. Ticktin (eds).  Ecological sustainability of non-timber forest product harvesting: case-studies and dynamics. Earthscan. pdf

Shackleton, C., A. Pandey and T. Ticktin (eds).  Ecological sustainability of non-timber forest product harvesting: case-studies and dynamics. Earthscan, London. 


TicktinT., R. Ganesan, R. Paramesh and S. Setty. 2014. Disentangling, again, the drivers of decline for harvested tree species. Journal of Applied Ecology 51(3): 648-654. pdf

McMillen, H., T. Ticktin, A. Friedlander, S. Jupiter, R. Thaman, J. Vietayaki, T. Giambelluca, J. Campbell, E. Rupeni, Salesa, and B. Aalbersberg. 2014. Small islands, valuable insights: systems of customary resource management and resilience in the Pacific. Ecology and Society 19 (4): 44. pdf [online] URL:

*Wong, T. and T. Ticktin. 2014. Using population modeling to assess potential restoration success: the case of a culturally iconic native Hawaiian plant. Environmental Conservation.  doi:10.1017/S0376892914000204. pdf

*Gaoue OG, MR Lemes , T. Ticktin, R. Gribel, B. Sinsin, O. and Eyog Matig. 2014. Non-timber forest product does no affect the genetic diversity of a tropical tree despite negative effects on population fitness. Biotropica 46 (6): 756-762. pdf

*Hart, G., T. Ticktin, A. Wright, D. Kelman and N. Tabandera. 2014. Contemporary gathering practice and antioxidant benefit of wild seaweeds in Hawai’i. Economic Botany 68(1): 30-43. [cover article]. pdf


*Krisnamurthy, V., Mandle, L., T. Ticktin,  R. Ganesan, C. Saneesh and A. Varghese  2013. Conservation status and effects of harvest on an endemic, multi-purpose cycad, Cycas circinalis L., Western Ghats, India. Tropical Ecology: 53(3):309-320. pdf

*Mandle, L, T. Ticktin. 2013.  Moderate land use shifts plant diversity from overstory to understory and contributes to biotic homogenization in a seasonally dry tropical ecosystem. Biological Conservation 158: 326-333. pdf

*Gaoue, O., C. Horvitz, T. Ticktin, U. Steiner and S. Tuljapurkar. 2013.  Defoliation and bark harvesting affect life history traits of a tropical tree. Journal of Ecology101: 1563-1571. pdf

*Mandle, L, T. Ticktin, S. Nath, S. Setty and A. Varghese. 2013. The importance of considering ecological interactions for common non-timber forest product species: A case study of mountain date palm (Phoenix loureiri Kunth) leaf harvest in South India. Ecological Processes 2: 21. pdf

*Dutra, D. and T. Ticktin. 2013. Ecology and conservation of harvested epiphtyes. Pages 435-444 in: Treetops at Risk – Challenges of Global Forest Canopies, eds. M. Lowman, S. Devy and T. Ganesh. Springer.

Crone, E., Morris, W., Ellis, M., Stanley, A., Bell, T., Bierzychudek, P., Ehrlen, J., Kaye, T., Knight, T., Lesica, P., Oostermeijer, G., Quintana-Ascencio, P., Ticktin, T., Valverde, T., Williams, J., Doak. D, Ganesan, R., McEachern, K., Thorpe, A., and E., Menges. 2013.  Ability of matrix models to explain the past and predict the future of plant populations.  Conservation Biology 27(5): 968-878. pdf


Ticktin, T., R. Ganesan, M. Paramesh and S. Setty 2012. Disentangling the effects of multiple anthropogenic drivers on the decline of two tropical dry forest trees. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(4): 774-784. pdf

*Mandle, L. and T. Ticktin. 2012. Interactions among harvest, grazing, fire and abiotic conditions shape palm demographic responses to disturbance. Journal of Ecology 100(4): 997-1008. pdf

*Schmidt, I. and T. Ticktin. 2012. When lessons from matrix population models and local ecological knowledge coincide – Effects of flower stalk harvest in the Brazilian savanna.  Biological Conservation 152: 187-195. pdf

*Hariyadi, B., and T. Ticktin 2012. From shifting cultivation to cinnamon agroforestry: Changing agricultural practices among the Serampas in the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia, and implications for conservation. Human Ecology 40 (2): 315-325. pdf

*Souto, T. and T. Ticktin  2012.  Understanding interrelationships among predictors of local ecological knowledge. Economic Botany 62 (2): 149-164. pdf

*Sampaio, M, T. Ticktin,  C. Seixas and R. Maes dos Santos.  2012. Effects of socioeconomic conditions on multiple uses of swamp forests in Central Brazil. Human Ecology 40(6): 821-831. pdf

*Hariyadi, B. and T. Ticktin. 2012. Uras: Medicinal and ritual plants of Seramaps, Jambi, Indonesia. Ethnobiology Research and Applications10: 133-149. pdf

Ellis, M., Williams, J., Lessica, P., Bell, T., Bierzychudek, Crone, E., Doak. D,  P., Ehrlen, J., Ganesan, R Kaye, T., Knight, T., ., McEachern, K., Menges, E.,  Morris, W., Oostermeijer, G., Quintana-Ascencio, P., Stanley, A , Thorpe, A , Ticktin, T., and Valverde, T. 2012. Matrix population models from 20 long-term studies of perennial plant populations. Ecology 93(4): 951. pdf


Mondragon, D. and T. Ticktin. 2011. Demographic effects of harvesting epiphytic bromeliads and an alternative approach to collection. Conservation Biology. 25(4): 787-907. pdf

*Schmidt, I, L. Mandle, T. Ticktin and O. Gaoue. 2011.  What do matrix population models reveal about sustainability of harvesting non-timber forest products (NTFP)? Journal of Applied Ecology 48(4): 815-826. pdf

*Gaoue OG, Sack L, and T. Ticktin. 2011. Human and landscape impacts on leaf economics: the effect of harvesting non-timber forest products from African mahogany across habitats and climates.  Journal of Applied Ecology 48(4): 844-852. pdf

*Gaoue, OG, Horvitz, C., and T. Ticktin. 2011. Non-timber forest product harvest in variable environments: modeling the effect of harvesting as a stochastic sequence. Ecological Applications 21(5): 1604-1616. pdf

Ticktin, T.  and C. Shackleton. 2011. Harvesting non-timber forest products sustainably: Opportunities and challenges. Pages 149-170, In, Non-timber forest products in the global context, eds. S. Shackleton, C. Shackleton and P. Shanley.  Heidleberg, Springer.

Crone, E., Menges, E.,  Ellis, M., Bell, T., Bierzychudek, P., Ehrlen, J., Kaye, T., Knight, T., Lesica, P., Morris, W., Oostermeijer, G., Quintana-Ascencio, P., Stanley, A., Ticktin, T., Valverde, T., and Williams, J.  2011. How do plant ecologists use matrix population models? Ecology Letters 14(1):1-8pdf

Etkin, N., T. Ticktin and H. McMillen. 2011. Ethno-ecological approaches to integrating theory and method in ethnomedical research.  Pages XX-XX in, Ethnobiology, eds. E. N Anderson, K. Adams, D. Pearsall, E. Hunn and N. Turner. Wiley& Sons Inc.

*Ragosta, G., Evensen C, Atwill ER, Walker M, Ticktin T, Asquith A, and K. Tate 2011. Risk Factors for Elevated Enterococcus Concentrations in a Rural Tropical Island Watershed
Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1910-1915.


*Gaoue, O. and T. Ticktin. 2010. Effects of harvest of non-timber forest products and ecological differences between sites on the demography of African mahogany. Conservation Biology 24(2): 605-614. pdf

*Ticktin, T. and J. Spoon. 2010. Ethnobiology and Conservation, in Ethnobiology (J.R. Stepp, Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK   []. pdf

*Varghese, A., V. Krisnamurthy and T. Ticktin. 2010. Harvest, use and ecology of Cycas circinalisL: a case study in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve Area, Western Ghats, India.  Proceeedings of Cycad 2008, the International Conference on Cycad Biology. The New York Botanical Garden Press.

*Ragosta G, Evensen C, Atwill ER, Walker M, Ticktin T., Asquith A, and K. Tate.  2010. Causal connections between water quality and land use in a rural tropical island watershed. Ecoheatlh. pdf

Tabuti, J., V.B. Muwanika, M.Z. Arinaitwe and T. Ticktin.  2010. Conservation of priority woody species on farmlands: a case study from Nawaikoke subcounty, Uganda. Applied Geography32: 456-462. pdf

Etkin, N.L. and T. Ticktin. 2010. Advancing an ethno-ecological perspective to integrate theory and Method in ethnobotany. In: Albuquerque, U.P. and Hanazaki,N. (Eds). Recent Developments and Case Studies in Ethnobotany. Recife, Brazil: Brazilian Society of Ethnobiology and Ethnoecology (SBEE)/ Publication Group of Ecology and Applied Ethnobotany (NUPEEA). 288p.pdf


*Gaoue, O. and T. Ticktin. 2009. Fulani knowledge of the ecological impacts of Khaya senegalensis (Meliaceae) foliage harvest in Benin and its implications for sustainable harvest. Economic Botany63(3): 256-270.pdf

Tabuti, J., T. Ticktin,  V.B. Muwanika and M.Z. Arinaitwe. 2009. Community attitudes and preferences towards woody vegetation and their implications for conservation in Nawaikoke Sub-county, Uganda.  Oryx 43(3): 1-10. pdf

Ticktin, T. and R. Ganesan 2009. Ecological sustainability of non-timber forest product harvest in South Asia. Pages 1-20 in: Non Timber Forest Products: Conservation, Management and Policieseds. Uma Shaanker, R., Gladwin Joseph, Ankila J. Hiremath and Nitin D. Rai. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore. pdf


Varghese, A. and T. Ticktin.  2008.  Regional variation in non-timber forest product harvest strategies, trade and ecological impacts: the case of black dammar (Canarium strictum Roxb.) use and conservation in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India. Ecology and Society 13 (2): 11. pdf

Setty, S., K.S. Bawa, T. Ticktin, and G. Madegowda. 2008. Evaluation of a participatory monitoring system for non-timber forest products: the case of amla (Phyllanthus spp.) fruit harvest by indigenous Soliga communities in South India. Ecology and Society 13(2): 19. pdf

*Gaoue, O. and T. Ticktin. 2008. Impacts of bark and foliage harvest on Khaya senegalensis(Meliaceae) reproductive performance in Benin. Journal of Applied Ecology 45(4): 31-40pdf


*Gaoue, O. and T. Ticktin. 2007. Patterns of harvesting foliage and bark from the multipurpose tree Khaya senegalensis in Benin: variation across ecological regions and its impacts on population structure. Biological Conservation 137: 424-436.pdf

*Ticktin, T., T. H. Fraiola, and N. Whitehead. 2007. Non-timber forest product harvesting in alien-dominated forests: effects of frond-harvest and rainfall on the demography of two native Hawaiian ferns. Biodiversity and Conservation 16 (6): 1633-1651.  pdf


*Ticktin, T. N. Whitehead, and H. Fraiola 2006. Traditional gathering of native hula plants in alien-invaded Hawaiian forests: adaptive practices, impacts on alien invasive species, and conservation implications. Environmental Conservation 33 (3): 185-194pdf

*Trauernicht, C. T. Ticktin and G.L. Herrera 2006. Cultivation of nontimber forest products alters patterns of light availability in the understory of an old-growth humid tropical forest in Mexico. Biotropica 38 (3): 428-436. pdf

Ticktin, T. 2005. Applying a metapopulation framework to the management and conservation of a non-timber forest species. Forest Ecology and Management  206(1-3):249-261. pdf

Ticktin, T. and S. Dalle 2005. Medicinal plant use in the practice of midwifery in rural Honduras. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 96 (1-2): 233-249. pdf

*Trauernicht, C. and T. Ticktin 2005. The effects of nontimber forest product cultivation on the plant community structure and composition of humid tropical rainforest in Southern Mexico. ForestEcology and Management 219: 269-278.  pdf

Ticktin, T. and P. Nantel. 2004. Dynamics of harvested populations of a tropical understory herb in old-growth versus secondary forests. Biological Conservation 120 (4):461-470. pdf

Ticktin, T.  2004. The ecological implications of harvesting non-timber forest products. Journal of Applied Ecology 41(1):11-21.  pdf

Etkin, N. and T.Ticktin.  2004. Integrating Ethnographic and Ecological Perspectives for Ethnopharmacology Field Research, in Ethnopharmacology, edited by E. Elizabetsky and N. Ektin, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Developed under the auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK   []. pdf

Ticktin, T. 2003. Relationships between El niño southern oscillation and demographic patterns of a famine food for collared peccaries. Biotropica 35(2): 189-197. pdf

Ticktin, T., T. Johns, and V. Chopal Xoca. 2003. Patterns of growth in Aechmea magdalenae and its potential as a forest crop. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 94(2):123-139. pdf

Ticktin T., P. Nantel, F. Ramírez and T. Johns. 2002. Effects of variation on harvest limits for nontimber forest species in Mexico. Conservation Biology 16(3):691-705. pdf

Ticktin, T. and T. Johns. 2002. Chinanteco management of Aechmea magdalenae (Bromeliaceae): implications for incorporating TEK and TRM in management plans. Economic Botany:56(2):43-57. pdf

Ticktin, T. 2002. The history of ixtle in Mexico. Economic Botany 56(1):92-94.pdf

Ticktin, T., G. De la Peña, C. Illsley, S.Dalle and T. Johns. 2002. Participatory ethnoecological research for conservation: lessons from case-studies in Mesoamerica. Pages 575-584 in Stepp J. R., F.S. Wyndham and R. Zarger (eds). Ethnobiology and Biocultural Diversity: Proceedings of the Seventh International Society for Ethnobiology.

Johns, T. Mahunnah, R.L. Sanaya, P. Chapman, L. and Ticktin, T. 1998. Saponins and phenolic content in plant dietary additives of a traditional subsistence community, the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania.  Journal of Ethnopharmacology 66 (1):1-10.