Since its beginning in 1996 MLP Works has provided access to the publications, articles, media, and other scientific and creative products generated through use of MLP techniques and images. This section will continue to evolve as MLP expands. Check back for new entries.

The Mountain Legacy Project: Portfolio 2012

Higgs, E.S., and M.E. Sanseverino. 2012.

The Mountain Legacy Project

Higgs, E.S., with G. Bartley, and A.C. Fisher. 2009.

Culturing Wilderness in Jasper National Park

MacLaren, I.S., M. Payne, P.J. Murphy, P. Reichwein, L. McDermott, C.J. Taylor, G. Zezulka-Mailloux, Z. Robinson, and E. S. Higgs. 2007.

Mapper of Mountains

MacLaren, I.S., with E.S. Higgs, and G. Zezulka-Mailloux. 2005. Mapper of Mountains; M.P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930.

Nature by Design

Higgs, E.S. 2003. Nature by Design; People, Natural Process, andEcological Restoration.The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. 357 pp.


Fortin Julie.M.Sc. 2018. Landscape and biodiversity change in the Willmore Wilderness Park through repeat photography. 
Walsh Kristen. M.A. 2016. Blowin’ in the wind: encountering wind at fire lookouts in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Tanya Taggart-Hodge. M.Sc. 2016. A century of landscape-level changes in the Bow watershed, Alberta, Canada, and implications for flood management. 
Jenna Falk. M.Sc. 2014. Historical landscape change in remote mountainous parks: management challenges observed through a repeat photographic lens. 
Christopher Gat. M.Sc. 2011. Feature-based matching in historic repeat photography: an evaluation and assessment of feasibility. 
Lisa Levesque. M.Sc. 2005. Investigating landscape change and ecological restoration [electronic resource] : an integrated approach using historical ecology and GIS in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta. 
Will Roush. M.Sc. 2009. A substantial upward shift of the alpine treeline ecotone in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains 
Adrienne Shaw. M.Sc. 2009. Conservation and ecological restoration of Rocky Mountain subalpine meadows: vegetation responses to tree encroachment. 
Graham Watt-Gremm. M.Sc. 2007. Taking a good long look: disturbance, succession, landscape change and repeat photography in the upper Blakiston Valley, Waterton Lakes National Park. 
Trudi Smith. M.A. 2004. Vantage points: scientific photography in Jasper National Park. 
Jenaya Webb. M.A. 2003. Imaging and imagining: mapping, repeat photography, and ecological restoration in Jasper National Park. 
Jeanine Rhemtulla. M.Sc. 1999. Eighty years of change: the montane vegetation of Jasper National Park.

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

McCaffrey, D., and C. Hopkinson. 2020. Repeat Oblique Photography Shows Terrain and Fire Exposure Controls on Century-Scale Canopy Cover Change in the Alpine Treeline Ecotone. Remote Sensing, 12:1569. (Article
Walsh, K. A. 2020. “Wondering winds: Alpine Fire Lookouts in the Canadian Rocky Mountains”, in J. Laplante, A. Gandsman and W. Scobie, Search After Method: Sensing, Moving and Imagining in Anthropological Fieldwork, New York: Berghahn. (Book Chapter) 
Fortin, J., J. Rhemtulla, J.T. Fisher, and E. Higgs. 2018. Estimates of landscape composition from terrestrial oblique photographs suggest homogenization of Rocky Mountain landscapes over the last century. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2:100. (Article) 
Sanseverino, M. E. and Higgs, E. 2018. The Mountain Legacy Project: Exploring 150 Years of Landscape Change in the Canadian Mountain West. State of the Mountains Report. The Alpine Club of Canada, 1:22. (Article) 
Walsh, K.A., Sanseverino, M.E. and Higgs, E.S. 2017. Weather Awareness: On the Lookout for Wildfire in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mountain Research and Development, 37(4):494-501. (
McCaffrey, D.R. and Hopkinson, C. 2017. Assessing Fractional Cover in the Alpine Treeline Ecotone Using the WSL Monoplotting Tool and Airborne Lidar. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(5), pp.504-512. (
Sanseverino, M.E., Whitney, M.J. and Higgs, E.S. 2016. Exploring Landscape Change in Mountain Environments With the Mountain Legacy Online Image Analysis Toolkit. Mountain Research and Development, 36(4), pp.407-416. (
Stockdale, C.A., Bozzini, C., Macdonald, S.E. and Higgs, E. 2015. Extracting ecological information from oblique angle terrestrial landscape photographs: Performance evaluation of the WSL Monoplotting Tool. Applied Geography, 63, pp.315-325.(
Trant, A.J., Starzomski, B.M. and Higgs, E. 2015. A publicly available database for studying ecological change in mountain ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13(4), pp.187-187. (
Delaney, J. 2008. An Inconvenient Truth? Scientific Photography and Archival Ambivalence. Archivaria. 65:75-
95. (
Smith, T. 2007. Repeat Photography as a Method in Visual Anthropology. Visual Anthropology. 20(2):179–200. (
Rhemtulla, J.M., R.J. Hall, E.S. Higgs, and S.E. Macdonald. 2002. Eighty years of change; vegetation in the montane ecoregion of Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Can. J. For. Res. 32: 2010–2021 (2002). (

Reports and Publications Using Mountain Legacy Images

Muskwa-Ketchika and the Finlay River: Looking back to look forward, 2019. Research funded by BC Parks Living Lab grant program. Research website.
Mt. Robson Provincial Park: Visualizing 100 Years of Landscape Change, 2018. Research funded by BC Parks Living Lab grant program. Research website 
Sanseverino, Mary. “Repeat Photography Exposes Mountain Changes.” Alpine Club of Canada Gazette, vol. 33, no. 1, 2018, pp. 8–11. Article Grande Cache Landscape Change and Wildfire Potential Study, 2017. Research funded by FRIAA (Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta). Research website 
Arthur, Rick. “Using Historical Photograph Collections to Identify Indigenous Burning Patterns.” Proceedings of the 13th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit & 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, International Association of Wildland Fire, 2015, pp. 59–66. (Article) Fire History Study, Castle River Watershed, Alberta. 2012.