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2016

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Disturbance Agents and Their Associated Effects on the Health of Interior Douglas-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains, Andrew D. Giunta, Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, and Allen S. Munson; forests

2015

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Is anthropogenic cougar mortality compensated by changes in natural mortality in Utah? Insight from long-term studies, Lise M. Aubry, Michael L. Wolfe, David N. Koons, David C. Stoner, Patricia Terletsky, Eric M. Gese, and David M. Choate; Biological Conservation

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Thermal Patterns Constrain Diurnal Behavior of a Ground-Dwelling Bird, J. Matthew Carroll, Craig A. Davis, R. Dwayne Elmore, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, and Eric T. Thacker; Ecosphere

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Evaluating Vital Rate Contributions to Greater Sage-grouse Population Dynamics to Inform Conservation, David Dahlgren; Ecosphere

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What does a Sage-grouse Eat?, D. K. Dahlgren, E. T. Thacker, and T. A. Messmer; USU Extension Fact Sheet

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Annual Report- Greater Sage-grouse Response to Season-long and Prescribed Grazing (NRCS conservation Practice 528) on Paired Ecological Sites, S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

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Cost-distance analysis of mesopredators as a tool for avian habitat restoration on a naturally fragmented landscape, Ray D. Dueser, John H. Porter, and Nancy D. Moncrief; Journal of Wildlife Management

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Comparative Evolutionary Diversity and Phylogenetic Structure Across Multiple Forest Dynamics Plots: A Mega-Phylogeny Approach, D. L. Erickson, F. A. Jones, N. G. Swenson, N. Pei, N. Bourg, W. Chen, S. J. Davies, X. Ge, Z. Hao, R. W. Howe, C. L. Huang, A. Larson, S. Lum, J. A. Lutz, K. Ma, M. Meegaskumbura, X. Mi, and J. D. Parker; Frontiers in Genetics

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The First Bromeligenous Species of Dendropsophus (Anura: Hylidae) from Brazil's Atlantic Forest, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Julián Faivovich, Karen H. Beard, and José P. Pombal Jr; PLoS ONE

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2015 Annual Research Report: Greater Sage-grouse Habitat Use Patterns and Vital Rates in the Morgan-Summit Sage-grouse Management Area: Conservation Implications for Managers, B. Flack and T. A. Messmer

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Environmental Drivers of Deadwood Dynamics in Woodlands and Forests, M. Garbarino, R. Marzano, J. D. Shaw, and J. N. Long; Ecosphere

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Using the "placeholder" concept to reduce genetic introgression of an endangered carnivore, Eric M. Gese and Patricia A. Terletzky; Biological Conservation

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Mountain Pine Beetles Use Volatile Cues to Locate Host Limber Pine and Avoid Non-Host Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, Curtis A. Gray, Justin B. Runyon, Michael J. Jenkins, and Andrew D. Giunta; PLOS ONE

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Predation Threat Alters Composition and Functioning of Bromeliad Ecosystems, Edd Hammill, Trisha B. Atwood, and Diane S. Srivastava; Ecosystems

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Grass-Shrub Associations over a Precipitation Gradient and Their Implications for Restoration in the Great Basin, USA, Maike F. Holthuijzen and Kari E. Veblen; PLoS ONE

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Naturalization of almond trees (Prunus dulcis) in semi-arid regions of the Western Mediterranean., Pablo Homet-Gutierrez, Eugene W. Schupp, and José M. Gómez; Journal of Arid Environments

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Predicting Greater Prairie-Chicken Lek Site Suitability to Inform Conservation Actions, Torre J. Hovick, David K. Dahlgren, Monica Papes, R. Dwayne Elmore, and James C. Pitman; PLOS One

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Modelling water uptake provides a new perspective on grass and tree coexistence, Michael G. Mazzacavallo and Andrew Kulmatiski; PLoS ONE

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Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, T. A. Messmer, L. Belton, D. Dahlgren, S. Nicole Frey, and Rae Ann Hart

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Contrasting Mechanisms of Recovery from Defoliation in Two Intermountain-Native Bunchgrasses, Jayanti Ray Mukherjee, Thomas A. Jones, Peter B. Adler, and Thomas A. Monaco; Rangeland Ecology and Management

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Long-term plant responses to climate are moderated by biophysical attributes in a North American desert, S M. Munson, R H. Webb, D C. Housman, Kari E. Veblen, K E. Nussear, E A. Beever, K B. Hartney, M N. Miriti, S L. Phillips, R E. Fulton, and N G. Tallent; Journal of Ecology

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How Does Variation in Winter Weather Affect Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates, Daniel D. Olson, John A. Bissonette, Patricia C. Cramer, Patrick J. Jackson, Kevin D. Bunnell, and Daniel C. Coster; Wildlife Biology

Competition on the range: science vs, perception in a bison-cattle conflict in the western USA, D. H. Ranglack and J. T. du Toit; Journal of Applied Ecology

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Genetic Analysis of the Henry Mountains Bison Herd, Dustin H. Ranglack, Lauren K. Dobson, Johan T. Du Toit, and James Derr; PLoS ONE

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Lichen Monitoring Delineates Biodiversity on a Great Barrier Reef Coral Cay, Paul C. Rogers, Roderick W. Rogers, Anne E. Hedrich, and Patrick T. Moss; Forests

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2015 Annual Report: Effects of Pinyon Juniper Removal on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat-use and Vital Ranges in Northwestern Utah, C. Sanford and T. A. Messmer

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Using Life History Trade-Offs to Understand Core-Transient Structuring of a Small Mammal Community, Sarah R. Supp, David N. Koons, and S.K. Morgan Ernest; Ecosphere

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Contrasting Effects of Different Mammalian Herbivores on Sagebrush Plant Communities, Kari E. Veblen, Kyle Nehring, Chris McGlone, and Mark Ritchie; PLOS ONE

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If Long-Term Resistance to a Spruce Beetle Epidemic is Futile, Can Silvicultural Treatments Increase Resilience in Spruce-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains?, Marcella A. Windmuller-Campione and James N. Long; Forests

2014

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Benefits of exposing animals to poor-quality foods early in life, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State University Extension

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Nutritional value and toxins in various noxious weeds, Elizabeth A. Burritt and Rae Ann Hart; USU Extension

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Should ranchers value sagebrush? Why we need sagebrush, Elizabeth A. Burritt, Thomas Monaco, and Eric Thacker; Utah State University Extension

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Feedlot Performance and Profitability of Cattle Fed Either a Mixed Ration or Allowed to Select Their Diet, Elizabeth A. Burritt and S. Paisley; University of Wyoming, Agricultural Experiment Station, Field Days Bulletin

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Effects of Climatic Variation and Reproductive Trade-offs Vary by Measure of Reproductive Effort in Greater Sage-Grouse, Danny Caudill, Michael R. Guttery, Brent Bibles, Terry A. Messmer, Gretchen Caudill, Erin Leone, David K. Dahlgren, and Renee Chi; Ecososphere

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Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions, Bradley J. Cosentino, David M. Marsh, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Christopher Bates, Jessica Beach, Karen H. Beard, Kelsie Becklin, Jane Margaret Bell, Christopher Crockett, George Fawson, Jennifer Fjelsted, Elizabeth A. Forys, Kristen S. Genet, Melanie Grover, Jaimie Holmes, Katherine Indeck, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, Stephen G. Mugel, Alessandro Molina, James R. Vonesh, Ryan J. Weaver, and Anisha Willey; Biological Conservation

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Density-dependent intraspecific aggression regulates survival in northern Yellowstone wolves (Canis lupus), Sarah Cubaynew, Daniel R. MacNulty, Daniel R. Stahler, Kira A. Quimby, Douglas W. Smith, and Tim Coulson; Journal of Animal Ecology

Resistance and resilience: a conceptual framework for silviculture, R. J. DeRose and James N. Long; Forest Science

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Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Season-Long and Prescribed Grazing., S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

Elephant-mediated ecosystem processes in Kalahari-sand woodlands, J. T. du Toit, S. R. Moe, and C. Skarpe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

Generalities in grazing and browsing ecology: using across-guild comparisons to control contingencies, J. T. du Toit and H. Olff; Oecologia

Elephants and heterogeneity in savanna landscapes, J. T. du Toit, C. Skarpe, and S. R. Moe; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Interactions between megaherbivores and microherbivores: elephant browsing reduces host plant quality for caterpillars, H. Hrabar and J. T. du Toit; Ecosphere

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A social–ecological systems approach to non-native species: Habituation and its effect on management of coqui frogs in Hawaii, Emily A. Kalnicky, Mark W. Brunson, and Karen H. Beard; Biological Conservation

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Effects of exploitation on an overabundant species: the lesser snow goose predicament, David N. Koons; Journal of Animal Ecology

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Most soil trophic guilds increase plant growth: a meta-analytical review, Andrew Kulmatiski, Andrew Anderson-Smith, Karen H. Beard, Stephen Doucette-Riise, Michael Mazzacavallo, Nicole E. Nolan, Ricardo A. Ramirez, and John R. Stevens; Oikos

Land classification in the interior western United States: a critical assessment of the habitat type concept, A. Kusbach, James N. Long, and J. D. Shaw; Applied Vegetation Science

Vegetation geo-climatic zonation in the Rocky Mountains, northern Utah, USA, A. Kusbach, H. Van Miegroet, J. L. Boettinger, and James N. Long; Journal of Mountain Science

A comprehensive framework of forest stand property-density relationships: perspectives for plant population ecology and forest management, James N. Long and G. Vacchiano; Annals of Forest Science

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Influence of Group Size on the Success of Wolves Hunting Bison, Daniel R. MacNulty, Aimee Tallian, Daniel R. Stahler, and Douglas W. Smith; PLoS ONE

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Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups, T. A. Messmer, L. Belton, D. Dahlgren, S. Nicole Frey, and Rae Ann Hart

Impala as controllers of elephant-driven change within a savanna ecosystem, S. R. Moe, L. Rutina, H. Hytteborn, and J. T. du Toit; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

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In defense of fences, M. Pfeifer, C. Packer, A. C. Burton, S. T. Garnett, A. J. Loveridge, Daniel R. MacNulty, and P. J. Platts; Science

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Grazing Tall Larkspur Ranges: A Livestock Producer's Decision-making Handbook, James A. Pfister, Dale R. Gardner, Daniel Cook, Ben T. Green, Kevin D. Welch, and Elizabeth A. Burritt; USU ExtensionNR/RangeManagement/2014-03pr

Influence of Drinking Water with Quebracho Tannin on Intake of Endophyte-Infected Tall Rescue by Cattle, Frederick D. Provenza, Tiffany L. Jensen, and Juan J. Villalba; Animal Feed Science and Technology

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Quaking Aspen in the Residential-Wildland Interface: Elk Herbivory Hinders Forest Conservation, Paul C. Rogers, Allison Jones, James C. Catlin, James Shuler, Arthur Morris, and Michael R. Kuhns; Natural Areas Journal

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A Functional Framework for Improved Management of Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), Paul C. Rogers, Simon M. Landhausser, Bradley D. Pinno, and Ronald J. Ryel; Forest Science

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Effects of Pinyon Juniper Removal on Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Habitat-use and Vital Rates in Northwestern Utah., C. Sandford and Terry A. Messmer

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Geomorphic Landforms and Plant Community Structure and Dominance In the Central Desert Region of Baja California, México, Leila M. Shultz, Phillip W. Rundel, M. Rasoul Sharifi, Erik T. Nilsen, Gail A. Baker, and Ross A. Virginia; Madrono

The Chobe elephants: one species, two niches, S. Stokke and J. T. du Toit; Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystems: A Study from Chobe National Park, Botswana

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Monitoring of livestock grazing effects on Bureau of Land Management land, Kari E. Veblen

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Dogs Day in Wildlife Conservation, Julie Young; Ecology

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Incorporating Cold-Air Pooling into Downscaled Climate Models Increases Potential Refugia for Snow-Dependent Species within the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion, CA, Julie Young; PLoS ONE

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The Evolution of Self-Control, Julie Young; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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Evaluation of 6 ONRAB Ultralite bait flavor matrices delivered to coyotes (Canis latrans): Implications for oral rabies vaccination, Julie Young, Are R. Berensten, Stacey P. Brummer, and Kurt C. VerCauteren; Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research

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Calving location selection patterns of saiga antelope in Mongolia, Julie K. Young, B. Buuveibaatar, T. K. Fuller, and J. Berger; Journal of Zoology

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Production of Hybrids between Western Gray Wolves and Western Coyotes, Julie K. Young, L. David Mech, and Bruce W. Christensen; PLoS ONE

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Efficacy of Ropel as a Coyote Repellent, Julie K. Young, Elizabeth A. Miller, Scott Stelting, and Bruce A. Kimball; Human-Wildlife Interactions

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Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes, Julie Young, Sharon A. Poessel, and Eric M. Gese; Applied Animal Behaviour Science

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Animal attendance at M-44 sodium cyanide ejector sites for coyotes, Julie Young, John A. Shivik, and Lauren Mastro; Wildlife Society Bulletin

2013

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Can the past predict the future? Experimental tests of historically based population models, Peter Adler, Kerry M. Byrne, and James Leiker; Global Change Biology

Niche opportunities and invasion dynamics in a desert annual community, Ginger R.H. Allington, David N. Koons, S.K. Morgan Earnest, Michele R. Schutzenhofer, and Thomas J. Valone; Ecology Letters

Climate change, phenology, and habitat degradation: drivers of gosling body condition and juvenile survival in lesser snow geese, Lise M. Aubry, Robert F. Rockwell, Evan G. Cooch, and David N. Koons; Global Change Biology

The interacting ecological effects of large-scale disturbances and salvage logging on montane spruce forest regeneration in the western European Alps, A. Bottero, M. Garbarino, James N. Long, and R. Motta; Forest Ecology and Management

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Ingestion of toxic plants by herbivores, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State Extension

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Mother knows best, Elizabeth A. Burritt; Utah State University Extension

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Elk and Cattle Grazing Can Be Complementary, Elizabeth A. Burritt and Roger Banner; Rangelands

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Training Livestock to Avoid Specific Foilage, Elizabeth A. Burritt, Morgan Doran, and Matt Stevenson; Utah State University Extension

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Finishing bison by offering a choice of feeds and room to roam, Elizabeth A. Burritt, M. Kossler, and J. Villalba; Journal of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents

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Continental-scale assessment of genetic diversity and population structure in quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), Colin M. Callahan, Carol A. Rowe, Ronald J. Ryel, John D. Shaw, Michael D. Madritch, and Karen E. Mock; Journal of Biogeography

Looking for a needle in a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population, Emmanuelle Cam and David N. Koons; Oikos

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Demography, Vital Rates, Habitat- Use, and Seasonal Movements of Greater Sage-Grouse in the Raft River Subunit Management Area, West Box Elder County, Utah - Phase 2, A. Cook, T. A. Messmer, and B. Wing

Effect of increasing temperature on the distribution of spruce beetle in Engelmann spruce forests of the Interior West, USA, R. J. DeRose, B. J. Bentz, James N. Long, and J. D. Shaw; Forest Ecology and Management

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Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Season-Long and Prescribed Grazing., S. Dettenmaier and T. A. Messmer

Raphicerus campestris Steenbok (Steinbuck, Steinbok), J. T. du Toit; Mammals of Africa, vol. VI

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The Influence of Snowmobile Trails on Coyote Movements during Winter in High-Elevation Landscapes, Eric M. Gese, Jennifer L. Burghardt Dowd, and Lise M. Aubry; PLOS One

Influence of wolf predation risk on elk movement in Yellowstone National Park, M. T. Kohl and Daniel R. MacNulty; 20th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society

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The Legacy of Destructive Snow Goose Foraging on Supratidal Marsh Habitat in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, David Koons; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

Body condition dynamics and the cost-of-delay hypothesis in a temperate-breeding duck, David N. Koons; Journal of Avian Biology

Terrestrial predation by polar bears: not just a wild goose chase, David N. Koons, D. T. lles, S. L. Peterson, L J. Gormezana, and R F. Rockwell; Polar Biology

Do People Understand Trees?, Michael R. Kuhns; Proc. 16th European Forum on Urban Forestry - The Walking Urban Forest:A Dynamic Green Infrastructure for Our Cities

USU Campus Tree Identification Tour, Michael R. Kuhns and R. Long

Change in Urban Forestry Programs in the Western United States - A Comparison Over 15 Years., Michael R. Kuhns, M. Perkins, and R. Long; Proc. 16th European Forum on Urban Forestry - The Walking Urban Forest:A Dynamic Green Infrastructure for Our Cities

Predators, Alternative Prey, and Climate Influence Annual Breeding Succcess of a Long - Lived Sea Duck, David T. lles, Robert F. Rockwell, Paul Matulonis, Gregory J. Robertson, Kenneth F. Abraham, J. Chris Davies, and David N. Koons; Journal of Animal Ecology

Changing perspectives on regeneration ecology and genetic diversity in western quaking aspen: implications for silviculture, James N. Long and K. E. Mock; Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Understanding the limits to wolf predatory power, Daniel R. MacNulty; 2013 International Wolf Symposium: Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

Elk spatial response to wolf predation in Yellowstone National Park, Daniel R. MacNulty, M. T. Kohl, and J. D. Forester; International Wolf Symposium: Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

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Mechanisms of population regulation in wolves and their community consequences, Daniel R. MacNulty, Douglas Smith, Daniel Stahler, Rolf O. Peterson, and John A. Vucetich; 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America: Sustainable Pathways.

Reproductive consequences of life history traits, morphology, pack composition, and environmental conditions for female wolves, Daniel R. MacNulty, D. R. Stahler, D. W. Smith, B. vonHoldt, and R. K. Wayne; International Wolf Symposium; Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads

Comparison of population genetic patterns in two widespread freshwater mussels with contrasting life histories in western North America, Karen E. Mock

Contrasting Geographic Patterns of Genetic Differentiation in Body Size and Development Time With Reproductive Isolation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae), Karen E. Mock