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Stephen Sheppard

Professor Emeritus
Director, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning

Forest Sciences Centre 2026
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-6582

My researched is focused on:
Climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement; visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation; low-carbon future scenarios visualized in the CIRS’ BC Hydro Decision Theatre; community energy planning, renewables, and energy literacy; public perceptions, aesthetics and sustainability; social aspects of forestry.


Future visioning of local climate change scenarios with integrated geomatics/visualization systems. (2009-12) PI: Stephen R.J. Sheppard. (Yr 3 2011-12 $169,724)

Geomatics for Informed Decisions (GEOIDE)

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)


Peter Wall Distinguished Scholars In Residence (2009-10) 2009
Wildlife Habitat Canada Forest Stewardship Award (presented to CANFOR and scientists at UBC Faculty of Forestry for collaborative efforts to develop and implement a Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Framework in BC 2004
ASLA Merit Award 1984
ASLA Honor Award 1983
Spotlight Teaching Award (Sustainability Initiative, UBC, 2010-11) 2011
ICLEI Europe Book fo the Month Award for 2012Institute for Social Sustainability Research Fellow (University of Plymouth, UK, 2011-14)
University Sustainability Initiative Research Fellow (University of BC, 2011-13)

Selected Publications

Cheryl Ng, Cindy Zhaohua Cheng, and Dr. Stephen Sheppard (2020). How Do We Galvanize Local Climate Action? Pacific Northwest - International Society of Arborists
Ana Macias & Stephen R.J. Sheppard (2020). Visualisation Protocol for Urban Forestry London Tree Officers Association
Barron, S., S. Nitoslawski, K.L. Wolf, A. Woo, E. Desautels and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2019). Greening Blocks: A Conceptual Typology of Practical Design Interventions to Integrate Health and Climate Resilience Co-Benefits International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16: 4241
Nesbitt, L., Meitner, M., Girling, C., & Sheppard, S. (2019). Urban green equity on the ground: Practice-based models of urban green equity in three multicultural cities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 44, 126433
Tomaselli, M.F., R.A. Kozak, S. Sheppard and R. Gifford (2019). What do Canadians Think about Economic Growth, Prosperity and the Environment? Ecological Economics 161(2019):41-49.
Nesbitt, L., M.J. Meitner, C. Girling, S.R.J. Sheppard, Y. Lu (2019). Who has access to urban vegetation? A spatial analysis of distributional green equity in 10 US cities Landscape and Urban Planning {January 2019}, 181: 51-79.
Ashley V. Smith, Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Evelyn W. Pinkerton (2018). COMMUNITY FORESTRY PRACTICE AND VISIBLE STEWARDSHIP: A CASE STUDY EVALUATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA US Forest Service, Visual Resource Stewardship Conference Proceedings GTR-NRS-P-183
Rosenbloom, D., J. Meadowcroft, S.R.J. Sheppard, S. Burch, S. Williams. (2018). Transition Experiments: Opening Up Low-Carbon Transition Pathways for Canada through Innovation and Learning Canadian Public Policy 12/2018; 44(4):1-16.
Westerhoff, L., S.R.J. Sheppard, D.M Iype, S. Cote, J. Salter (2018). Social mobilization on climate change and energy: an evaluation of research projects in British Columbia, Canada Energy Research & Social Science Elsevier
Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent, George Hoberg, Stephen Sheppard (2018). A participatory approach to evaluating strategies for forest carbon mitigation in British Columbia Forests 9(4), 225 online
Nesbitt, L., Meitner, M., Sheppard, S., & Girling, C. (2018). The dimensions of urban green equity: A framework for analysis Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 34/240-248
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2018). Making climate change visible: A critical role for landscape professionals. Routledge
Nesbitt,, L., H. Ngaio, S. Barron, J. Cowan, S.R.J. Sheppard. (2017). The social and economic value of cultural ecosystem services provided by urban forests in North America: A review and suggestions for future research. Urban Forests & Urban Greening Science Direct
Catherine Potvin, Divya Sharma, Irena Creed, Sally Aitken, François Anctil, Elena Bennett, Fikret Berkes, Stephen Sheppard, et al. (2017). Stimulating a Canadian narrative for Climate. Facets Canadian Science Publishing, NRC Research Press
Plowright, A.A., N.C. Coops, C. Chance, N.W. Aven, S.R.J. Sheppard. (2017). Multi-scale analysis of relationship between imperviousness and urban tree height using airborne remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment Science Direct
Sheppard, S.R.J., C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, O. Croy, A. Macias Palomo, and S. Barron. (2017). Urban forest governance and community engagement. Taylor and Francis, UK. Chapter 17 in Francesco Ferrini, Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch and Alessio Fini (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry,
Meg Holden, John Robinson, Stephen Sheppard (2016). From Resilience to transformation via a regenerative sustainability development path Urban Resilience In Yoshiki et al., Urban Resilience. / Springer
Barron, S., S.R.J. Sheppard, and P. Condon (2016). Urban forest indicators for planning and designing future forests. Forests
Plowright, A.A., N.C. Coops, B. Eskelson, S.R.J. Sheppard, and N.W. Aven. (2016). Assessing Urban Tree Condition Using Airborne Light Detection And Ranging. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
Cao, L., Coops, N.C., Innes, J.L., Sheppard, S.R.J., Fu, L., Ruan, H. and She, G. (2016). Estimation of forest biomass dynamics in subtropical forests using multi-temporal airborne LiDAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 178, 158-171
Dulic, A., J. Angel, S.R.J. Sheppard (2016). Designing futures: Inquiry in climate change communication. Futures Science Direct
Pahl, S., J. Goodhew, C. Boomsma, and S. R. J. Sheppard.. (2016). The role of energy visualization in addressing energy use: Insights from the eViz project. Frontiers in Psychology Frontiers in Psychology Volume 7, Article 92.
Angel, J., LaValle, A., Iype, D. M., Sheppard, S., & Dulic, A. (2015). Future delta 2.0 an experiential learning context for a serious game about local climate change - SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Symposium on Education (SA ’15) Proceedings p.10, doi:DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2818498.2818512 / SIGGRAPH
Schroth, O., Valle, A. L. A., Ipe, D. M., & Sheppard, S.R.J. (2015). Serious Games as a Tool for the Landscape Education of High School Students In E. Buhmann (Ed.), Digital Landscape Architectur 2015 (pp. 336–343). Dessau/Bernburg, Germany: Wichmann Verlag, Offenbach and Berlin http://gispoint.de/gisopen-paper/1838-serious-games-as-a-tool-for-the-landscape-education-of-high-school-students.html
Richards, N., M.C.J. Stoddart, A. Cunsolo Willox, S. Aitken, S.R.J. Sheppard, C. Potvin et al. (2015). Imagining Canada: An exploration of desired futures from a country-wide visioning approach Sustainable Canada Dialogues, McGill University
Natalie Richards, Mark Stoddart, Ashlee Cunsolo Willox, Catherine Potvin and the SCD Visioning Team (including S. R.J. Sheppard). (2015). Acting on Climate Change: Extending the Dialogue Among Canadians. McGill University
Sheppard, S.R.J., D. Mathew Iype, S. Cote, and J. Salter (2015). Special Report – A Synthesis of PICS-Funded Social Mobilization Research. Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).
Hotte, N., L, Nesbitt, S. Baron, J. Cowan, C.Z. Cheng, S.R.J. Sheppard, and J. Neuvonen. (2015). The Social and Economic Values of Canada’s Urban Forests: A National Synthesis. Canadian Forest Service.
Sabine Pahl,1∗ Stephen Sheppard,2 Christine Boomsma1 and Christopher Groves3 (2015). Perceptions of time in relation to climate change John Wiley and Sons Ltd. WIREs Climate Change 2014. doi: 10.1002/wcc.272
Stephen R.J. Sheppard (2015). Making climate change visible: a critical role for landscape professionals Landscape and Urban Planning Science Direct - Elsevier
Lim, S.S., Innes, J.L. and Sheppard, S.R.J. (2015). Awareness of aesthetic and other forest values: the role of forestry knowledge and education Society & Natural Resources 28(12), 1308-1322
Schroth, Olaf, Ellen Pond, Stephen Sheppard (2014). Evaluating presentation formats of local climate change in community planning with regard to process and outcomes Elsevier Landscape and Urban Planning (Special Issue)
Olaf Schroth, Jeannette Angel, Stephen Sheppard & Aleksandra Dulic (2014). Visual Climate Change Communication: From Iconography to Locally Framed 3D Visualization. Taylor & Francis J. Environmental Communication
Barron, S., S. Cote, L. Holy, R. Tooke, S.R.J. Sheppard. (2013). Energy: A Neighbourhood Affair Landscapes Paysages Canadan Society of Landscape Architects
Harshaw, H., and S.R.J. Sheppard (2013). Using the recreation opportunity spectrum to evaluate the temporal impacts of timber harvesting on outdoor recreation settings. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Elsevier
Lewis, J.L. and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2013). Ancient values/new technology: Emerging methods for integrating cultural values in forest management. University of BC Press In First Nations and Forest Lands: Social and Cultural Perspectives, D.B. Tindall and P. Perrault (eds.).
Sheppard, S.R.J., E. Villagomez, O. Schroth, and J. Salter. (2013). BC Clear: Visualizing District Energy Options. CALP, UBC.
Opdam, P., J. Iverson Nassauer, Z. Wang, C. Albert, G. Bentrup, J-C. Castella, C. McAlpine, J. Liu, S.R.J. Sheppard, and S. Swaffield. (2013). Science for action at the local landscape scale Springer Landscape Ecology, 28:1439–1445.
Barron, S., R. Tooke, S. Cote, S.R.J. Sheppard, R. Kellett, L. Holy. (2013). An Illustrated Guide to Community Energy. CALP - UBC
Burch, S., Stephen Sheppard, Ellen Pond, and Olaf Schroth (2013). Climate change visioning - Effective processes for advancing the policy and practice of local adaptation. London, Routledge. Chapter 16, in Susanne C. Moser and Maxwell T. Boykoff (eds.). 2013. Toward Successful Adaption: Linking Science and Practice in Managing Climate Change Impacts.
Sheppard, S.R.J., David Flanders, Alison Shaw, Sarah Burch, Olaf Schroth. (2013). Bringing Climate Change Science to the Landscape Level: Canadian Experience in Using Landscape Visualisation Within Participatory Processes for Community Planning. Chapter 7, in Bojie Fu and Bruce Jones (Eds) Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture, pp 121-143. / Taylor and Francis
Sheppard, S.R.J., and O. Schroth (2013). Making climate change visible: The role of landscape in reframing community perceptions of climate change and carbon. CELA CELA Conference Proceedings
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2013). Communication and Visualization of the Space-Time Dimensions of Landscape Themes CELA CELA Conference Proceedings
Schroth, O., E. Pond, R. Tooke, D. Flanders, S.R.J. Sheppard. (2012). Spatial Modeling for Community Renewable Energy Planning: Case Studies in British Columbia, Canada. Taylor and Francis Chapter 15 in Stremke and Dobbersteen (eds) Sustainable Energy Landscapes
Pond, E., O. Schroth, S.R.J. Sheppard, R. Feick, D. Marceau, J. Danahy, S. Burch, L. Cornish, S. Cohen, M. Pooyandeh, N. Wijesekara, D. Flanders, K. Tatebe, and S. Barron. (2012). Collaborative Processes and GeoSpatial Tools in Support of GEOIDE Network The Added Value of Scientific Networking: Perspectives from the GEOIDE Network Members 1998-2012. Chapter 10, pp 213-250, GEOIDE Network, Quebec, Canada
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2012). Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions. Abingdon, UK: Earthscan/Routledge.
Cohen, Stewart, Stephen Sheppard, Alison Shaw, David Flanders, Sarah Burch, Bill Taylor, David Hutchinson, Alex Cannon, Stuart Hamilton, Brent Burton and Jeff Carmichael (2012). Downscaling and visioning of mountain snow packs and other climate change implications in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Springer Mitigation Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 2012. 17:25-49
Burch, S. S.R.J. Sheppard, A. Shaw, D. Flanders and S. Cohen (2012). Planning for Climate change in a Flood-prone Community: Municipal barriers to Policy Action and the Use of Visualizations as Decision Support Tools. Climate Impacts and Adaptation Science. Planned Adaptation to Climate Change. (1): 93-121.
Barron, S., G. Canete, J. Carmichael, D. Flanders, E. Pond, S.R.J. Sheppard, K. Tatebe, (2012). A Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process for Low-Lying, Communities Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise. MDPI AG (Basel, Switzerland) Sustainability, 2012, Vol 4 (9) pp 2176-2208
Schroth, Olaf, Ellen Pond, Cam Campbell, Petr Cizek, Stephen Bohus, and Stephen R. J. Sheppard. (2011). Tool or Toy? Virtual Globes in Landscape Planning. Future Internet Future Internet, Vol 3, pages 204-227
Schroth, Olaf; Wissen Hayek, Ulrike; Lange, Eckart; Sheppard, Stephen R. J. and Willy A. Schmid (2011). Multiple-Case Study of Landscape Visualizations as a Tool in Transdisciplinary Planning Workshops University of Wisconsin Press Landscape Journal 30 (1): 53-71
Sheppard, Stephen R.J., Alison Shaw, David Flanders, Sarah Burch, Arnim Wiek, Jeff Carmichael, John Robinson and Stewart Cohen (2011). Future visioning of local climate change: A framework for community engagement and planning with scenarios and visualization. Elsevier Futures 43, Issue 4, May 2011, pp 400-412.
Bizikova, Livia, Sarah Burch, John Robinson, Alison Shaw, and Stephen Sheppard (2011). Utilizing Participatory Scenario-Based Approaches to Design Proactive Responses to Climate Change in the Face of Uncertainties Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Chapter 8, in J. Feichter and G. Gramelsberger (eds.), Climate Change and Policy: Dealing with Uncertainty. Springer-Verlag, Pgs 171-190
Pond, E., Cavens, D., Miller, N. Sheppard, S.R.J. (2011). The Retrofit Challenge: Re-thinking Existing Residential Neighbourhoods for Deep Greenhouse Gas Reductions. CALP, University of British Columbia pp 93
Pond, Ellen, Olaf Schroth, Stephen Sheppard, Sara Muir-Owen, Ingrid Lipa, Cam Campbell, Jon Salter, Kristi Tatebe and David Flanders. (2010). Local Climate Change Visioning and Landscape Visualizations - Guidance Manual CALP, University of BC 85 pgs
Flanders, D., S.R.J. Sheppard, E. Pond, S. Burch, A. Shaw, and S. Cohen (2010). Blueprints for Green Communities: Climate change visioning and participatory landscape planning for resilient, low-carbon communities. Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development, Hungary Fabos, J. Gy., Ryan, R.L., Lindhult, M.S., Kumble, P., Kollanyi, L., Ahern, J., Jombach, S. (Eds.) 2010: Proceedings of Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2010, Budapest July 8-11, Hungary. pp 459-466
Burch, Sarah, Stephen Sheppard, Alison Shaw, David Flanders (2010). Planning for climate change in a flood-prone community:Municipal barriers to policy action and the use of visualizations as decision-support tools. Blackwell Publishing Journal of Flood Risk Management. 3 (2010) 126-139.
Tindall, D.B., H.W. Harshaw, S.R.J. Sheppard (2010). Understanding the social bases of satisfaction with public participation in forest management decision-making in British Columbia. The Forestry Chronicle, November/December, Vol 86 (6):709-722.
Sheppard, S.R.J., E. Pond and D. Flanders. (2010). Retrofitting the British Properties for Climate Change. Real Estate Institute Input, Winter 2010, Vol 38, Number 1, pp 24-28.
Sheppard, S.R.J. et al. (2010). Planning with climate change. Birkhauser Verlag AG, Germany Elke Mertens, Visualizing Landscape Architecture, pp 171-190
Seely, B., C. Welham, J. Blanco, J. Nelson, S.R.J. Sheppard, D. Cavens, and D. Flanders (2010). Future perspectives in hybrid modelling. Earthscan Ltd, London, UK. Chapter 10 in Forecasting Forest Futures: A Hybrid Modelling Approach to the Assessment of Sustainability of Forest Ecosystems and their Values
Shaw, Alison, Stephen Sheppard, Sarah Burch, David Flanders, Arnim Wiek, Jeff Carmichael, John Robinson, Stewart Cohen (2009). How futures matter - Synthesizing, downscaling, and visualizing climate change scenarios for participatory capacity building Elsevier Global Environmental Change 19 (2009) 447-463
Harshaw, H.W., S.R.J. Sheppard, and P. Jeakins (2009). Public attitudes toward sustainable forest management: Opinions from forest-dependent communities in British Columbia FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 10(2): 81-103.
Flanders, David, Stephen Sheppard, Sarah Burch and Alison Shaw (2009). Hot in my backyard - climate change comes home to roost. Naylor Canada Landscapes Paysages, Landscape Architecture in Canada, Vol 11, No. 1, Pp. 10-16
Salter, J.D., Campbell, C., Journeay, M., and Sheppard, S.R.J. (2009). The digital workshop: exploring the use of interactive and immersive tools in participatory planning. submitted to The Journal of Environmental Management special issue on Participatory GIS, Feick, R. and Balram, S. eds., 32 pp. Elsevier Journal of Environmental Management 90: 2090-2101
Schroth, Olaf, Ellen Pond, Sara Muir-Owen, Cam Campbell and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2009). Tools for the understanding of spatio-temporal climate scenarios in local planning: Kimberley (BC) case study. Swiss National Science Foudnation (SNSF)
Burch, S., A. Shaw, SRJ Sheppard, and D. Flanders. (2009). Climate change visualization: Using 3d imagery of local places to build capacity and inform policy. Linköping University Electronic Press Neset, T., J. Johansson, and B.-O. Linnér (eds). State of Climate Change Visualization, CSPR Report No. 09:04, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Norrköping, Sweden.
Flanders, D., Salter, J., Tatebe, K., Pond, E., Sheppard, S. (2009). A Preliminary Assessment of Renewable Energy Capacity in Prince George, BC. Natural Resources Canada Natural Resources Canada: 78 pp.
S.R.J. Sheppard and Petr Cizek (2009). The Ethics of Google-Earth: Crossing thresholds from spatial data to landscape visualization Elsevier Journal of Environmental Management 90: 2102-2117
Kozak, R.A., W.C. Spetic, H.W. Harshaw, T.C. Maness and S.R.J. Sheppard (2008). Public Priorities for Sustainable Forest Management in Six Forest Dependent Communities of British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38(12):3071-3084.
S.R.J. Sheppard (2008). Local Climate Change Visioning: A New Process for Community Planning and Outreach Using Visualization Tools Canadian Institute of Planners Plan Canada, Vol. 48 (1): 36-40
Flanders, D., S.R.J. Sheppard, A. Shaw, and S.Burch. (2008). Hot in my backyard: Using 3 D visualisation to bring home the implications of climate change to the community. American Society of Landscape Architects Landscape Architecture Magazine, May 2008, pp. 82-87
Robinson, J., T. Berkhout, S. Burch, E.J. Davis, N. Dusyk, Alison Shaw with Stephen Sheppard and James Tansey (2008). Infrastructure and Communities: The Path to Sustainable Communities. A White Paper prepared for the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. University of Victoria, British Columbia Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Bizikova, Livia, Sarah Burch, John Robinson, Alison Shaw, and Stephen Sheppard (2008). Utilizing participatory scenario-based approaches to design proactive responses to climate change in the face of uncertainties Earthscan Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Development
Sheppard, Stephen, Alison Shaw, David Flanders and Sarah Burch (2008). Can visualization save the world? Lessons for Landscape Architects from Visualizing Local Climate Change Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany Digital Design in Landscape Architecture 2008, 9th International Conference Proceedings, Dessau/Bernburg, Germany
Sheppard, S.R.J., Ellen Pond and Cam Campbell (2008). Low-carbon attractive, resilient communities: New imperatives for sustainable redevelopment. Climate Change and Urban Design Council for European Urbanism Conference Reader, Background Papers and Excerpts Selected Conference Papers., Pp. 42-58
Walker, I.J., R. Sydneysmith, et al. (Sheppard as co-author) (2008). British Columbia, Chapter 8 in "From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate" (National Assessement) Government of Canada p. 329-386
Meitner, M., Berheide, D., Nelson, J. and Sheppard, S. (2008). Public perceptions of mountain pine beetle management alternatives Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria Mountain Pine Beetle Working Paper 2008-06 ISBN 978-0-662-48196-6
Sheppard, S.R.J., and A. Shaw (2007). Future Visioning of local climate change scenarios: Connecting the dots and painting pictures to aid Earth Governance. Conference Proceedings, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam Earth System Governance: Theories and Strategies for Sustainability Report on the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Harshaw, H.W. and S.R.J. Sheppard (2007). The BC SFM Public Opinion Survey: What do people think of BC forestry? FORREX Linking Innovations and Networking Knowledge (LINK) 9 (1), 1-2.
Harshaw, H.W., Sheppard, S.R.J. and J.L. Lewis (2007). Review and synthesis of social indicators for sustainable forest management. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. 8(2): 17-36
Harshaw, H.W., S.R.J. Sheppard and R.A. Kozak (2007). Outdoor Recreation and Forest Management: A Plea for Empirical Data. Canadian Institute of Forestry The Forestry Chronicle 83(2):231-238.
Jeakins, P., S.R.J. Sheppard, F.L. Bunnell, and R. Wells (2006). Arrow IFPA series: Note 1 of 8. A framework for sustainable forest management, #1 in The Sustainability Project Extension Note Series. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management, 7 (1): 37-49
Sheppard, S.R.J., M. Meitner, N. Wilson, H. Harshaw and C. Pearce. (2006). Arrow IFPA Series Note 3 of 8. Public processes in sustainable forest management for the Arrow Forest District. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management , 7 (1): 57-66
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2006). Bridging the sustainability gap with landscape visualization in community visioning hubs. Integrated Assessment Journal, Bridging Sciences & Policy, Vol. 6, Iss. 4 Pp. 79-108
Harshaw, H.W., R.A. Kozak and S.R.J. Sheppard (2006). How Well are Outdoor Recreationists Represented in Forest Land-Use Planning? Perceptions of Recreationists in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor of British Columbia. Landscape and Urban Planning 78(1/2)33-49.
Meitner, M., H. Harshaw, S.R.J. Sheppard, and P. Picard. (2006). Arrow IFPA Series: Note 8 of 8. Criterion 9: Quality of Life Benefits. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystem Management. 7(1), pp. 57-66.
Lewis, J.L., and S.R.J. Sheppard (2006). Culture and Communication: Using Integrated GIS-Landscape Visualiztion to Improve Forest Management Consultation with Indigenous Communities. Elsevier Landscape and Urban Planning, 77 pp. 291-313
Beckley, Thomas M., John R. Parkins, Stephen R.J. Sheppard (2006). Public Participation in Sustainable Forest Management: A Reference Guide Sustainable Forest Management Network. Knowledge Exchange and Technology Extension Program (KETE) SFM, 2006, 55 pp.
Meitner, M.J., R. Gandy, and S.R.J. Sheppard (2005). The Role of Visualization in Communicating and Understanding Forest Complexity. ACM Press IEEE Proceedings, IEEE Computer Society, International Conference on Information Visualisation IV05
Salter, J.D., S.R.J. Sheppard, D. Cavens, and M.J. Meitner (2005). Planning, communicating, designing, and decision-making for large scale landscapes. Taylor and Francis, London Visualization in Landscape and Environmental Planning: technology and Applications. Bishop, I. & Lange, E. (Eds.) Chapter 6, pp. 120-124
Lewis, J.L. and S.R.J. Sheppard (2005). Ancient Values, New Challenges: Indigenous spiritual perceptions of landscapes and forest management. Institute for Social Science Research on Natural Resources Society and Natural Resources, Vol. 18, No. 10, pp 907-920(14) Nov/Dec 2005.
Meitner, M., Sheppard, S., Cavens, D., Gandy, R., Picard, P., Harshaw, H., & Harrison, D. (2005). The multiple roles of environmental/data visualization in evaluating alternative forest management strategies: Lessons learned, errors uncovered and decisions elucidated. Elsevier Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 49, pp. 192-205.
Sheppard, S.R.J., and Paul Picard (2005). Visual quality impacts of forest pest activity at the landscape level: a synthesis of published knowledge and research needs. Elsevier Landscape and Urban Planning, 77, pp. 321-342
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2005). Landscape Visualization and Climate Change: The Potential For Influencing Perceptions and Behavior. Elsevier Environmental Science and Policy 8 (2005) Pp 637-654.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2005). Participatory decision support for sustainable forest management: A framework for planning with local communities at the landscape level. Canadian Journal of Forest Research CJFR, 35(7) Pp 1515-1526.
Sheppard, S.R.J. & Meitner, M. (2005). Using Multi-Criteria Analysis and visualisation for Sustainable Forest Management planning with stakeholder groups Elsevier Forest Ecology and Management, 207(1-2), pp 171-187.
Sheppard, S.R.J. and P. Picard (2005). Visual Resource Management University of British Columbia Forestry Undergraduate Society Forestry Handbook for British Columbia, Fifth Edition, pp. 1-23 in S.B. Watts and L. Tolland (eds), University of British Columbia Forestry Undergraduate Society, Vancouver, BC.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2005). Validity, reliability, and ethics in visualization. Taylor and Francis, London Visualization in landscape and environmental planning: Technology and Applications. Ian Bishop and Eckart Lange (eds.), Chapter 5, pp 70-97
Stephen R.J. Sheppard and Cecilia M. Achiam (2004). Public Participation in Forest Decision-making Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Social and Collaborative Forestry Section, pp. 1173-1182. Oxford, UK:
Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Jonathan Salter (2004). The Role of Visualization in Forest Planning Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Landscape and Planning Section, pp. 486-498. Oxford, UK:
Stephen R.J. Sheppard, John L. Lewis, and C.A. Akai. (2004). Landscape Visualization: An Extension Guide for First Nations and Rural Communities -Sustainable Forest Management Network Centre of Excellence SFMN Publication ISBN 1-55261-176-0, 90p.
Stephen R.J. Sheppard (2004). Visual Analysis of Forest Landscapes Elsevier Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Landscape and Planning Section, pp.440-450 Oxford, UK:
Seely, B., Nelson, J., Wells, R., Peter, B., Meitner, M., Anderson, A., Harshaw, H., Sheppard, S., Bunnell, F., Kimmins, K. and Harrison, D. (2004). The application of a hierarchical decision support system to evaluate multiple objective forest management strategies: A case study in northeastern British Columbia Forest Ecology and Management, 199(2-3), 2004, pp. 283-305.
Lewis, J.L., and S.R.J. Sheppard, K. Sutherland (2004). Computer-based visualization of forest management: A primer for resources managers, communities, and educators. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management, 5(2): 5-13
Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Paul Picard, and Rob D’’Eon (2004). Meeting visual quality objectives with operational radial-strip partial cutting in coastal British Columbia: a post-harvest assessment The Forestry Chronicle Forestry Chronicle Vol. 80, No. 2, pp. 215-223.
Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Cecilia M. Achiam, and Rob G. D’Eon (2004). Aesthetics: are we neglecting a key issue in criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management? Society of American Foresters Journal of Forestry, 102(5) pp 6-11.
Bizikova, Livia, Sarah Burch, John Robinson, Alison Shaw, and Stephen Sheppard. (2004). Utilizing Participatory Scenario-Based Approaches to Design Proactive Responses to Climate Change in the Face of Uncertainties. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Climate Change and Policy-The Calculability of Climate Change and the Challenge of Uncertainty. Chapter 8, Pgs 171-190.
Harshaw, H. and S.R.J. Sheppard (2003). Temporal assessment of recreation activities and opportunities in British Columbia: Examining the possible effects of future timber harvesting on outdoor recreation FORREX–Forest Research Extension Partnership, Kamloops, B.C Procs. Natural Resources Information Management Forum: Putting Knowledge to Work. T. Innes (editor). FORREX Series No. 8. pp. 45–52.
Meitner, M., Gandy, R., & Sheppard, S.R.J. (2003). Exploring, forecasting and visualizing alternative ecosystem management scenarios. ESRI Press In Proceedings, ESRI International Users Conference, July 2003, San Diego, California. 10pp (CD)
Sheppard S.R.J. & Meitner, M. J. (2003). Using multi-criteria analysis and visualization for sustainable forest management planning with stakeholder groups. IUFRO In Procs. Decision Support for Multiple Purpose Forestry IUFRO Conference, Vienna, Austria, April 23-25, 2003. 14pp (CD)
Harshaw, H. W., & Sheppard, S. R. J. (2003). Assessing timber harvesting impacts to recreation in areas adjacent to parks and protected areas: An example from British Columbia. SAMPA, Victoria, BC In Proceedings May 2003.
Stephen R.J. Sheppard (2003). Knowing a socially sustainable forest when you see one - Implications for results-based forestry. THE FORESTRY CHRONICLE Forestry Chronicle Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 865-875.
Sheppard, S.R.J., J. Lewis, and C. Akai. (2002). Landscape Visualization for First Nations. Technical report prepared for the Sustainable Forest Management Network.
S.R.J. Sheppard and J.L. Lewis (2002). Democratising the SFM planning process: the potential of landscape visualization as a community involvement tool for First Nations Sustainable Forest Management Network Centre of Excellence Procs. 2002 Sustainable Forest Management Network Conference, Advances in Forest Management: From Knowledge to Practice,November 13-15, Edmonton, AB, pp 304-309.
Sheppard, S.R.J., D. Cavens, J. Salter, and M. Meitner. (2001). Seeing the big picture: the benefits of digital landscape immersion. -American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)/Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) -Procs. LANDTECH ASLA/CSLA Annual Meeting, 24 September 2001, Montreal, Canada.
Sheppard, S.R.J., and C. M. Achiam (2001). Forest certification and aesthetics: Proposed criteria and indicators for visible stewardship -BC Ministry of Forests -Procs. Looking beyond the trees: Visual stewardship of the Working Forest. VRM Conference, BC MOF, Kamloops, BC.
Lewis, J., and S.R.J. Sheppard (2001). Ancient values/new tools: innovative methods and technologies for integrating cultural values in forest management. -Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership (SIFERP), -Proc., From Science to Management and Back: a Science Forum for Southern Interior Ecosystems in British Columbia. C. Hollstedt, K. Sutherland, and T. Innes (editors),
Meitner, M., Sheppard, S., Harshaw, H. & Wilson, N. (2001). Arrow IFPA social values mail survey: general summary. Technical report. Arrow Forest District, Innovative Forest Practices Agreement, Sustainability Project.
Cavens, D. , Sheppard, S., & Meitner, M. (2001). Tracking visual change: image database applications. ESRI Press In Proceedings, ESRI Users Conference, July 2001, San Diego, California.
Meitner, M., Cavens, D., & Sheppard, S. (2001). Semi-automated metadata capture systems: how to elicit compliance within a democratic setting. ESRI Press In Proceedings, ESRI Users Conference, July 2001, San Diego, California.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2001). Guidance for crystal ball gazers: Developing a code of ethics for landscape visualization. Elsevier Landscape & Urban Planning 54 (1-4), pp. 183-199.
-P. Picard and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2001). Visual Resource Management in British Columbia: Part 2. Partial cutting in the front country: A win-win solution for short-term timber availability and aesthetics? FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management. 1(2): Article 3, 18p. Retrieved May 15, 2002
Picard, P., and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2001). Visual Resource Management in British Columbia: Part 1 - The effects of visual resource management on timber availability: a review of case studies and BC legislation. FORREX BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 1(2): Article 1, 12. Retrieved May 15, 2002
Sheppard, S., & Meitner, M. (2001). Arrow forest district innovative forest practices agreement socio-economic technical report. Technical report. Arrow Forest District, Innovative Forest Practices Agreement, Sustainability Project.
Meitner, M., Sheppard, S., Harshaw, H. & Wilson, N. (2001). Arrow forest district public values survey: putting your finger on the pulse of the district. Project final report. Arrow Forest District, Innovative Forest Practices Agreement, Sustainability Project.
Sheppard, S.R.J., and H. Harshaw (2001). Forests and Landscapes: Linking Ecology, Sustainability, and Aesthetics. CABI Publishing IUFRO Research Series, No. 6. CABI: Wallingford, UK. 294p.
Oliver, C.D., J.P. Kimmins, H.W. Harshaw, and S.R.J. Sheppard. (2001). Criteria and indicators of sustainable forestry: a systems approach. CABI Publishing. Chapter 6: pp. 73-93 in S.R.J. Sheppard and H.W. Harshaw (eds.), Forests and Landscapes: Linking Ecology, Sustainability, and Aesthetics. IUFRO Research Series, No. 6. Wallingford, UK
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2001). Beyond visual resource management: Emerging theories of an ecological aesthetic and visible stewardship. CABI Publishing Chapter 11: pp. 149-172 in S.R.J. Sheppard and H.W. Harshaw (eds.), Forests and Landscapes: Linking Ecology, Sustainability, and Aesthetics. IUFRO Research Series, No. 6. Wallingford, UK
Sheppard, S.R.J. and H.W. Harshaw. (2001). Landscape aesthetics and sustainability: An introduction. CABI Publishing. Chapter 1: pp. 3-12 in S.R.J. Sheppard and H.W. Harshaw (eds.), Forests and Landscapes: Linking Ecology, Sustainability, and Aesthetics. IUFRO Research Series, No. 6. Wallingford, UK
Sheppard, S.R.J., H.W. Harshaw, and J. McBride (2001). Conclusions: Towards a research agenda for forest landscape management. CABI Publishing Chapter 17: pp. 263-288 in S.R.J. Sheppard and H.W. Harshaw (eds.), Forests and Landscapes: Linking Ecology, Sustainability, and Aesthetics. IUFRO Research Series, No. 6. Wallingford, UK
Sheppard, S.R.J. (2000). Visualization as a decision-support tool for managing forest ecosystems. The COMPILER 16(1):25-40.
S.R.J. Sheppard and Picard, P. (2000). Timber availability and aesthetics at the landscape level: theoretical relationships and potential win-win solutions. -Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership (SIFERP) -Procs, From Science to Management and Back: a Science Forum for Southern Interior Ecosystems in British Columbia. C. Hollstedt, K. Sutherland, and T. Innes (editors).
Sutherland, and T, Innes (eds.) (1999). Procs., From Science to Management and Back: A Science Forum for Southern Interior Ecosystems in British Columbia. Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership (SIFERP), Kamloops, B.C.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1999). Visualization software brings GIS applications to life. GeoWorld 12(3):36-37.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1999). Regeln fur die Nutzung der digtalen Kristallkugel (Building a code of ethics for the digital crystal ball). Garten + Landschaft 11(Nov):28-32.
Sheppard, S.R.J., J. Hess and A. Strain (1998). Establishing the Worth of Scenic Values - The Tahoe Workshop. In Procs. Exploring Livability and Quality of Life, ASLA, Portland, October 1998.
Strain, R.A. and S.R.J. Sheppard (eds.) (1997). Proc. Establishing the Worth of Scenic Values - The Tahoe Workshop, Stateline, Nevada, October 1997. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1997). The Coastal Zone at your desk-top : the application of user-friendly GIS to Coastal Zone Management. In CZM '97 Conference Proceedings, Boston, July 1997.
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1997). Photo-monitoring: a tool for measuring landscape change. In International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) '97 Proceedings, New Orleans, March 1997.
Iverson, W.D., S.R.J. Sheppard, and R.A. Strain. (1993). Managing regional scenic quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin. -Landscape Journal
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1989). Visual Simulation - A User’s Guide for Architects, Engineers & Planners. -Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1986). Simulating changes in the landscape John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY. Chapter 11 in Foundations for Visual Project Analysis, eds. R.C. Smardon, J.F. Palmer, and J.P. Felleman
Smardon, R.C., N.R. Feimer, K.H. Craik, and S.R.J. Sheppard (1983). Assessing the reliability, validity, and generalizability of observer-based visual impact assessment methods for the Western United States Westview Press Managing Air Quality and Scenic Resources at National Parks and Wilderness Areas, eds. R. Rowe and L. Chestnut,
Sheppard, S.R.J., and T. Tetherow (1983). Visual assessment of surface mining. -Garten & Landschaft
Sheppard, S.R.J. (1982). Predictive landscape portrayals: a selective research review. -Landscape Journal