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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

How (Not) to Test Demographic Heterogeneity With the Neutral Theory of Life Histories, Matthieu Authier, Lise M. Aubry, and Emmanuelle Cam; Evolution et Diversite Biologique

Space-Use Behavior of Woodland Caribou Based on a Cognitive Movement Model, Tal Avgar, James A. Baker, Glen S. Brown, Jevon S. Hagens, Andrew M. Kittle, Erin E. Mallon, Madeleine T. McGreer, Anna Mosser, Steven G. Newmaster, Brent R. Patterson, Douglas E. B. Reid, Arthur R. Rodgers, Jennifer Shuter, Garrett M. Street, Ian D. Thompson, Merritt J. Turetsky, Philip A. Wiebe, and John M. Fryxell; Journal of Animal Ecology

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Integrated Step Selection Analysis: Bridgingthe Gap Between Resource Selection and Animal Movement, Tal Avgar, Jonathan R. Potts, Mark A. Lewis, and Mark S. Boyce; Methods in Ecology and Evolution

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Recolonizing wolves and mesopredator suppression of coyotes:impacts on pronghorn population dynamics, Kim Murray Berger and Mary M. Conner; Ecological Applications

The relationship between tree above and belowground C inputs and cutin and suberin presence in soil, Antra Boča, J. Hatten, and Helga Van Miegroet; 5th international symposium on soil organic matter

Influence of Shelterbelts on Success and Density of Waterfowl Nests Within the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, Jennifer S. Borgo and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

Spatio-Temporal Patterns in the Depredation of Waterfowl Nests in the Prairie Potholes Region, USA, Jennifer S. Borgo and Michael R. Conover; Waterbirds

An occupancy-based quantification of the highly imperiled status of desert fishes of the southwestern United States, Phaedra Budy, Mary M. Conner, Nira L. Salant, and William W. Macfarlane; Conservation Biology

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Wolf diet in an agricultural landscape of north-eastern Turkey, Claudia Capitani, Mark William Chynoweth, Josip Kusak, Emrah Çoban, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; Mammalia

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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

Fire history in a pine forest in Sierra de Manantlán, Jalisco, Mexico, Julian Cerano-Paredes, Jose Villanueva-Diaz, Rosalinda Cervantes-Martinez, Peter Fule, Larissa Yocom, Gerardo Esquivel-Arriaga, and Enrique Jardel-Pelaez; Bosque

Camera Trapping for Conservation in Eastern Turkey, Mark William Chynoweth; TGIF Fusion talk

Conservation and Ecology of Gray Wolves in Eastern Turkey, Mark William Chynoweth; TGIF Fusion talk

Landscape Conservation of Large Carnivores in Eastern Turkey, Mark William Chynoweth

Human-wildlife conflict in eastern Turkey: gaining perspective from community surveys, Mark William Chynoweth, Çağatay Altin, Emrah Çoban, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; Environment and Sustainability Research Symposium

Human-wildlife conflict in eastern Turkey: gaining perspective from community surveys, Mark William Chynoweth, Çağatay Altin, Emrah Çoban, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology

Conservation of a new breeding population of Caucasian lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki) in eastern Turkey, Mark William Chynoweth, Emrah Çoban, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; Turkish Journal of Zoology

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Home Range Use and Movement Patterns of Non-Native Feral Goats in a Tropical Island Montane Dry Landscape, Mark William Chynoweth, Christopher A. Lepczyk, Creighton M. Litton, Steven C. Hess, James R. Kellner, and Susan Cordell; PLoS ONE

Comparison of tributary survival estimates of steelhead using Cormack-Jolly-Seber and Barker models: implications for sampling effort and designs, Mary M. Conner, Stephen N. Bennett, W. Carl Saunders, and Nicolass Bouwes; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Consequences of Hunter Harvest, Winter Weather, and Increasing Population Size on Survival of Non-Migratory Canada Geese in Connecticut, Michael R. Conover, Jonathan B. Dinkins, and Rebekah E. Ruzicka; The Journal of Wildlife Management

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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

Dendrochronological network of mountain pine (Pinus hartwegii Lindl.) for dendroclimatic studies in northeastern and central Mexico, Jose Villanueva Daz, Julian Cerano Paredes, Lorenzo Vazquez Selem, David W. Stahle, Peter Z. Fule, Larissa L. Yocom, Osvaldo Franco Ramos, and Jose Ariel Ruiz Corral; Investigaciones Geográficas, Boletín del Instituto de Geografía

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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

Four centuries of reconstructed hydroclimatic variability for Northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, based on tree rings, Jose Villanueva Diaz, Julian Cerano Paredes, Peter Z. Fule, Citlali Cortes Montano, Lorenzo Vazquez Selem, Larissa L. Yocom, and Jose Ariel Ruiz-Corral; DOAJ

Ogano-mineral interactions promote greater soil organic carbon storage under aspen in semi-arid montane forests from Utah, Mercedes Román Dobarco, Helga Van Miegroet, and A. Jacobson; 5th international symposium on soil organic matter

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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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Diet of the Nonnative Greenhouse Frog (Eleutherodactylus planirostris) in Maui, Hawaii, Rodrigo B. Ferreira, Karen H. Beard, Ryan T. Choi, and William C. Pitt; Journal of Herpetology

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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

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

Wolves Adapt Territory Size, Not Pack Size to Local Habitat Quality, Andrew M. Kittle, Morgan Anderson, Tal Avgar, James A. Baker, Glen S. Brown, Jevon S. Hagens, Ed Iwachewski, Scott Moffatt, Anna Mosser, Brent R. Patterson, Douglas E. B. Reid, Arthur R. Rodgers, Jennifer Shuter, Garrett M. Street, Ian D. Thompson, Lucas M. Vander Vennen, and John M. Fryxell; Journal of Animal Ecology

Epidemiological Approaches for Understanding Pneumonia in Bighorn Sheep, Kezia R. Manlove; The Wildlife Society

Past Innovations, Current Conundrums and Future Directions for Models at the Math / EPI Interface, Kezia R. Manlove; Montana State University Applied Math Seminar Series

Pneumonia and Bighorn Recruitment, Kezia R. Manlove; MT Chapter of The Wild Sheep Foundation

The Relative Impacts of Invasion and Persistence of a Chronic Pathogen on Bighorn Sheep Demography, Age Structure and Population Growth Rate, Kezia R. Manlove; Ecological Society of America

The Tail's Tale: Can Macroparasite Aggregation Models Resolve Questions About Microparasite Persistence?, Kezia R. Manlove; Ecological Society of America

Hells Canyon Intensive Lamb Pneumonia Outbreak Monitoring, Kezia R. Manlove and E. F. Cassirer

Missouri Breaks Intensive Lamb Monitoring Report, Kezia R. Manlove and E. F. Cassirer

A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Efficacy of Occupant Protection Programs: A Case Study from Montana, Kezia R. Manlove, Laura Stanley, and Alyssa Peck; Accident Analysis & Prevention

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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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Selection for Forage and Avoidance of Risk by Woodland Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus Caribou) at Coarse andLocal Scales, Madeleine T. McGreer, Erin E. Mallon, Lucas M. Vander Vennen, Philip A. Wiebe, James A. Baker, Glen S. Brown, Tal Avgar, Jevon Hagens, Andrew M. Kittle, Anna Mosser, Garrett M. Street, Doug E. B. Reid, Arthur R. Rodgers, Jennifer Shuter, Ian D. Thompson, and et al.; Ecosphere

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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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Characterizing DemographicParameters Across Environmental Gradients: A Case Study With Ontario Moose, Garrett M. Street, Tal Avgar, Arthur R. Rodgers, and John M. Fryxell; Ecosphere

Habitat Selection Following Recent Disturbance: Model Transferability With Implications for Management and Conservation of Moose (Alces Alces), Garrett M. Street, Lucas M. Vander Vennen, Tal Avgar, Anna Mosser, Morgan L. Anderson, Arthur R. Rodgers, and John M. Fryxell; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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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

Conserving biodiversity: the tropical challenge, Mark William Chynoweth and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; Trends in Ecology and Evolution

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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

Contact Networks and Mortality Patterns Suggest Pneumonia-causing Pathogens Persist in Wild Bighorn Sheep, Kezia R. Manlove; The Wildlife Society