The following are peer-reviewed scientific journal publications of the DSL project. These publications make reference to many of the technical documents and data products provided below:

Urban Growth (SPRAWL)

McGarigal K; Plunkett EB; Willey LL; Compton BW; DeLuca WV; Grand J. 2018. Modeling non-stationary urban growth: the SPRAWL model and the ecological impacts of development. Landscape and Urban Planning 177:178-190.
Link to paper in journal: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.04.018;
PDF: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/nrc_faculty_pubs/401 (open access)

Ecological Integrity

McGarigal K; Compton BW; Plunkett EB; DeLuca WV; Grand J; Ene E; Jackson SD. 2018. A landscape index of ecological integrity to inform landscape conservation. Landscape Ecology 33:1029-1048.
Link to paper in journal: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0653-9
PDF: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/nrc_faculty_pubs/402 (submitted version; contact us for a copy of the published version)

Landscape Design

McGarigal K; Compton BW; Plunkett EB; DeLuca WV; Grand J; Schwenk S; Milliken A. In prepAlternative approaches to landscape conservation design in the northeastern United States.