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2015

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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

Evaluation of Harvest Indices for Monitoring Cougar Survival and Abundance, Michael L. Wolfe, Eric Gese, Patricia Terletzky, David C. Stoner, and Lise M. Aubry; Journal of Wildlife Management

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

Using Contact Networks and Mortality Patterns to Estimate Epidemiological Process Parameters, Kezia R. Manlove; Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston

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

Costs and Benefits of Group Living With Disease: A Case Study of Pneumonia in Bighorn Lambs (Ovis canadensis), Kezia R. Manlove, E. Frances Cassirer, Paul C. Cross, Raina K. Plowright, and Peter J. Hudson; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

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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

Life-history characteristics of mule deer: effects of nutrition in a variable environment, Kevin L. Monteith, Vernon C. Bleich, Thomas R. Stephenson, Becky M. Pierce, Mary M. Conner, John G. Kie, and R. Terry Bowyer; Wildlife Monographs

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

Using sterilization to change predation rates of wild coyotes: A test case involving pronghorn fawns, Renee G. Seidler, Eric M. Gese, and Mary M. Conner; Applied Animal Behaviour Science

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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

Mountain Lions: Terrifying, Tremendous, or Simply Tenacious?, David C. Stoner; Swaner EcoPreserve

Ecological Responses to Climate Across Trophic Levels: Plants, Prey, and Predators in the Intermountain West, David C. Stoner and Thomas C. Edwards Jr.; Utah State University, Wildland Resources Department Seminar

Mule Deer Reproduction Across a Latitudinal Gradient: Plant Phenology, Precipitation, and Parturition Dates, David C. Stoner, Thomas C. Edwards Jr., Heather H. Bernales, Joseph O. Sexton, and Jyoteshwar Nagol; Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society

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

An Empirically Parameterized Individual Based Model of Animal Movement, Perception and Memory, Tal Avgar, Rob Deardon, and John M. Fryxell; Ecological Modelling

On the Adaptive Benefits of Mammal Migration, Tal Avgar, Garrett M. Street, and John M. Fryxell; Canadian Journal of Zoology

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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

A review of solutions and challenges to addressing human population growth and global climate change, Rafael Bergstrom, Randi A. Caddell, Mark William Chynoweth, Lisa M. Ellsworth, Sarah Henly-Shepard, Darcey K. Iwashita, Christopher A. Lepczyk, and Kara Miller; International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Pneumonia in Bighorn Sheep, E. Frances Cassirer, Raina K. Plowright, Kezia R. Manlove, Paul C. Cross, Andrew P. Dobson, Kathleen A. Potter, and Peter J. Hudson; Journal of Animal Ecology

Conservation ecology of gray wolves in eastern Turkey’s human dominated landscape, Mark William Chynoweth, G. Cozzi, J. Kusak, Emrah Çoban, A. Çoban, A. Ozgul, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; 22nd International Conference of Conservation Biology

Turkey's First Wildlife Corridor vs an Ecological Trap: Conservation Ecology of Brown Bears in Northeastern Turkey, Mark William Chynoweth, G. Cozzi, J. Kusak, Emrah Çoban, A. Çoban, A. Ozgul, and Çağan H. Şekercioğlu; 22nd International Conference on Bear Research and Management

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Biology and Impacts of Pacific Island Invasive Species. 9. Capra hircus, the Feral Goat (Mammalia: Bovidae), Mark William Chynoweth, Creighton M. Litton, Christopher A. Lepczyk, Steven C. Hess, and Susan Cordell; Pacific Science

Realized population change for long-term monitoring: California spotted owl case study, Mary M. Conner, John J. Keane, Claire V. Gallagher, Gretchen Jehle, Thomas E. Munton, Paula A. Shaklee, and Ross A. Gerrard; Journal of Wildlife Management

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

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Female Elk Contacts Are Neither Frequency Nor Density Dependent, P. C. Cross, T. G. Creech, M. R. Ebinger, Kezia R. Manlove, K. Irvine, J. Henningsen, J. Rogerson, B. M. Scurlock, and S. Creel; Ecology

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