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2015

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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

Carbon dynamics in central U.S. Rockies lodgepole pine type following mountain pine beetle outbreaks., E. Matthew Hansen, Michael C. Amacher, Helga Van Miegroet, James N. Long, and Michael G. Ryan; Forest Science

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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

Watersheds as a tool to study terrestrial ecosystem process, Helga Van Miegroet; Environmental Science and Resource Management seminarseries

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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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A Combined Tracer/Evapotranspiration Model Approach Estimates Plant Water Uptake in Native and Non-Native Shrub-Steppe Communities, Clemence P. Warren, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Karen H. Beard; Journal of Arid Environments

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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

Do rules of thumb measure up? Characteristics of fire-scarred trees and samples, Larissa L. Yocom Kent and Peter Z. Fule; Tree-Ring Research

Interactions of fuel treatments, wildfire severity, and carbon dynamics, Larissa L. Yocom Kent, Kristin L. Shive, Barbara A. Strom, Carolyn H. Sieg, Molly E. Hunter, Camille S. Stevens-Rumann, and Peter Z. Fule; Forest Ecology and Management

Climate change and fire in the Southwest, Larissa L. Yocom; Southwest Fire Science Consortium

Climate change and fire in the Southwest. Working Papers in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration #34, Larissa L. Yocom; Northern Arizona University

Fire Science and Art Series, Larissa L. Yocom; Flagstaff Festival of Science and Fires of Change art exhibition

Wildfire as Fuel Treatment: Effects on Subsequent Fire Size in the Southwest, Larissa L. Yocom; Association for Fire Ecology International Congress

Historical high-severity fire patches in mixed-conifer forests, Larissa L. Yocom, Peter Z. Fule, W. A. Bunn, and E. G. Gdula; Association for Fire Ecology International Congress

2014

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Soil water retention curves for the major soil types of the Kruger National Park, Robert Buitenwerf, Andrew Kulmatiski, and Steven I. Higgins; Koedoe

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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

Variation in Fitness Components and Demographic Heterogeneity in Female Kittiwakes: Effects and Effect Sizes Revisited, Emmanuelle Cam, Matthieu Authier, W Link, Lise M. Aubry, and J Y. Monnat; Joint 2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Ecologie

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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

Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Hen Survival: Effects of Raptors, Anthropogenic and Landscape Features, and Hen Behavior, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus Urophasianus) Select Habitat Based on Avian Predators, Landscape Composition, and Anthropogenic Features, Jonathan B. Dinkins, Michael R. Conover, Christopher P. Kirol, Jeffrey L. Beck, and S. Nicole Frey; Condor

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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Factors Influencing Reproductive Success of Ferruginous Hawks in the Uintah Basin, Utah, Heather L. Keough, Michael R. Conover, and Anthony J. Roberts; Journal of Raptor Research

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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

Geographical Distribution: Eleutherodactylus Planirostris (Greenhouse Frog)., Christina A. Olson, Arvin C. Diesmos, and Karen H. Beard; Herpetological Review

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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

Breeding Origins of Northern Shovelers (Anas Clypeata) Wintering on the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Diet and Body Mass of Ducks in the Presence of Commercial Harvest of Brine Shrimp Cysts in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; The Journal of Wildlife Management

Role of Benthic Substrate in Waterfowl Distribution on Great Salt Lake, Anthony J. Roberts and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

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Factors Influencing Mortality of Eared Grebes (Podiceps Nigricollis) During a Mass Downing, Anthony J. Roberts, Michael R. Conover, and Jonathan L. Fusaro; Wilson Journal of Ornithology

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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

Grazing, tiling and canopy effects on carbon dioxide fluxes in a Spanish dehesa, Carla Uribe, Rosa Inclán, L. Hernando, Mercedes Román Dobarco, M. A. Clavero, Sonia Roig, and Helga Van Miegroet; Agroforestry Systems

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

An evaluation of fire regime reconstruction methods. Working Papers in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration #32, Larissa L. Yocom Kent; Northern Arizona University

Fire history in mixed-conifer forest: Grand Canyon North Rim, Larissa L. Yocom, Peter Z. Fule, W. A. Bunn, and E. Gdula; Grand Canyon National Park

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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

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Rodent-Mediated Interactions Among Seed Species of Differing Quality in a Shrubsteppe Ecosystem, Karen H. Beard, Craig A. Faulhaber, Frank P. Howe, and Thomas C. Edwards Jr; Western North American Naturalist

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

Effects of Increasing Age on Fecundity of Old-Aged Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis), Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

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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

Ungulate Damage to Safflower in Utah, Michael J. Haney and Michael R. Conover; The Journal of Wildlife Management