Bowles, M.L. & R.H. Thom. 1981. Endangered and threatened birds. Pages: 34-58 in Bowles, M.L., V.E. Diersing, J.E. Ebinger, & H.C. Schultz, editors. Endangered and threatened vertebrate animals and vascular plants of Illinois. Illinois Department of Conservation, Springfield, and Natural Land Institute, Rockford.
McEachern, K., M. Bowles, & N. Pavlovic. 1994. A metapopulation approach to recovery of the federally threatened Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) in southern Lake Michigan dunes. 1994. Pages 194- 218 in M. Bowles, & C. Whelan (editors), Restoration of Endangered Species: conceptual issues, planning and implementation. Cambridge University Press. pdf
Bowles, M.L. & J.L. McBride. 1996. Status and structure of a Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) population reintroducted to Illinois Beach Nature Preserve. Pages 194-218 in, D.Falk, C. Millar, P. Olwell (Eds, Restoring Diversity: Ecological Restoration and Endangered Plants. Island Press.  pdf
Pavlovic, N.B. & M.L. Bowles. 1996. Rare Plant Monitoring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Pages 253-280 in, W.L. Alverson & G.E. Davis (Eds), Science & Ecosystem Management in the National Parks. Univerisity of Arizona Press, Tucson.  pdf
Anderson, R.C. & M.L. Bowles 1999. Deep-soil savannas and barrens of the midwestern United States. pages 155-170 in, R.C. Anderson, J. Fralish, & Jerry Baskin (editors), The savanna, barren, and rock outcrop communities of North America. Cambridge University Press. pdf
Bell, T.J., M.L. Bowles, & K.A. McEachern. 2003. Projecting the Success of Plant Population Restoration with Viability Analysis. Pages 313-348 in, C.A. Brigham & M.W. Schwartz (Eds), Population Viability in Plants. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. pdf