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Red-tailed chipmunk.  Photo by Amy Edmonds.


2006

Benson, A. 2006. Spotted knapweed versus the chipping sparrow: effects of exotic weed invasion on song development in a migratory passerine. Missoula: University of Montana. Thesis.

Jensen, J.M.; Six, D.L. 2006. Myrmecochory of the exotic plant, Centaurea maculosa: a potential mechanism enhancing invasiveness. Environmental Entomology 35(2):326-331.

Ortega, Y.K.; McKelvey, K.S.; Six, D.L. 2006. Invasion of an exotic forb impacts reproductive success and site fidelity of a migratory songbird. Oecologia 149(2):340-351.

Ortega, Y.K.; Pearson, D.E. 2006. Final report to Forest Health Protection: Analysis of FHP monitoring data to evaluate establishment of Cyphocleonus achates and its potential impact on spotted knapweed.

Ortega, Yvette; Pearson, Dean; McKelvey, Kevin. Goll-ly! Don’t take a knapweed! The impact of nonnative plants and animals on deer mice. 2006. The Natural Inquirer 8(1):58-76. [Journal for middle school education.]

Ortega, Y.K., Pearson, D.E.; McKelvey, K.S.; Six, D.L. 2005. Evaluating effects of herbicide for restoration of arthropod and songbird communities. Final Report to FS-PIAP.

Pearson, D.E; Callaway, R.M. 2006. Biological control agents elevate hantavirus by subsidizing mice. Ecology Letters 9:442-449.

Shick, K.R.; Pearson, D.E.; Ruggiero, L.F. 2006. Forest habitat associations of the golden-mantled ground squirrel: implications for fuels management. Northwest Science 80:133-139.

Sturdevant, N.; Kegley, S.; Ortega, Y.; Pearson, D. 2006. Evaluation of establishment of Cyphocleonus achates and its potential impact on spotted knapweed. USDA FS FHP General Technical Report 06-08:1-9.

 

2005

Adams, S.B.; Schmetterling, D.A.; Young, M.K. 2005. Instream movements by boreal toads. Herpetological Review 36(1):27-33.

Ortega, Y.K.; Pearson, D.E. 2005. Strong versus weak invaders of natural plant communities: distinguishing invasibility from impact. Ecological Applications 15:651-661.

Pearson, D.E. 2005. Biological control is more than just natural enemies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 20(1):10-11.

 

2004

Adams, S.B.; Schmetterling, D.A.; Young, M.K. [In Press] Instream movement by boreal toads (Bufo boreas boreas). Herpetological Review.

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2004 Eco Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Ortega, Yvette K.; Pearson, Dean E.; McKelvey, Kevin S. 2004. Effects of biological control agents and exotic plant invasion on deer mouse populations. Ecological Applications. 14(1):241-253.

Pearson. D.E. 2004. Wicked weed of the west. Smithsonian Magazine. October 2004.

Pearson, D.E.; Callaway, R.M. 2004. Response to Thomas et al.: biocontrol and indirect effects.Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19:62-63.

Shelley, R.M. and D.L. Six. 2004. Discovery of the centipede, Scolopocrytops gracilis Wood, in Montana (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae). Western North American Naturalist. 64:257-258.

Young, M.K.; Schmetterling, D.A. 2004. Electrofishing and trout movement: reciprocal effects in two small montane streams. Journal of Fish Biology. 64: 750-761. Abstract

 

2003

Fairchild, Dianna. 2003. Comparative study of avian predation on grasshoppers in native and spotted knapweed-invaded grasslands. University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. 9 p. Senior Thesis.

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M. Indirect effects of host-specific biological control agents. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18(9):456-461.

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2003. Effects of spotted knapweed and gall flies on Hantavirus prevalence in western Montana. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 2002 Report to Research Sponsors. 11 p.

Pearson, Dean E.; Ortega, Yvette K.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. Trap-induced mass declines in small mammals and the implications for body mass as a negatively biased index. Journal of Wildlife Management 67(4):684-691.

Pearson, Dean E.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. Transect versus grid trapping arrangements for sampling small mammal communities. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(2): 454-459.

Six, Diana L. 2003. Evaluating effects of herbicide and prescribed fire on arthropod and songbird communities. Participating Agreement Progress Report. April 15, 2003.

 

2002

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2002-03. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Ortega, Yvette K. 2002. Winter Range Restoration Treatments on the Lolo National Forest: Summary of Pre-treatment Results for the Lolo NF (December 10, 2002).

Ortega, Yvette K.; Pearson, Dean E. 2002. Effects of  exotic plant invasion and associated biological control agents on deer mouse populations. Peromyscus Newsletter 34:23.

Powell, Hugh D.W.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Six, Diana L. 2002. Measuring woodpecker food: a simple method for comparing wood-boring beetle abundance among fire-killed trees. Journal of Field Ornithology. 73(2): 130-140. Abstract

Tewksbury, Joshua J.; Martin, Thomas E.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Kuehn, Michael J.; Jenkins, J. Wajid. 2002. Parental care of a cowbird host: caught between the costs of egg-removal and nest predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269 (1489): 423-429.

 

2001

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2001-02. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Ortega, Yvette K.; Pearson, Dean E. 2001. Occurrences of the western skink (eumeces skiltonianus) in grasslands of western Montana. Northwestern Naturalist. 82(3): 125-126.

Pearson, Dean E.; Ortega, Yvette K. 2001. Evidence of an indirect dispersal pathway for spotted knapweed, Centaurea maculosa, seeds, via deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus, and great horned owls, Bubo virginianus. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 115 (2): 354.

Six, Diana L. 2001. Effects of spotted knapweed on arthropod communities. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report RMRS-99593-RJVA. 19 p.

 

2000

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2000-01. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 16 p.

Foresman, Kerry R. 2000. Overview of forest carnivore survey efforts in the Bitterroot Mountains. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 53-55.

Hejl, Sallie. J.; Thompson, Thomas G. 2000. The effect of time period on point count methodology for monitoring breeding birds. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 48-52.

Pearson, Dean E. 2000. Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: ecological significance and guidelines for management. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 45-47.

Ruggerio, Len; Pearson, Dean. 2000. Presence/absence as a metric for monitoring vertebrate populations. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 41-44.

Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 154 p.

Smith, Helen Y. 2000. Wildlife habitat considerations. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 26-27.

Tewksbury, Joshua J. 2000. Breeding biology of birds in a western riparian forest--from demography to behavior. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 231 p. Dissertation.


1999

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1999. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Fall. 20 p.

Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, Dean. E. 1999. Activity patterns of American martens, Martes americana, snowshoe hares, Lepus americanus, and red squirrels in west central Montana. The Canadian Field-Naturalist. 113(3): 1-4. 

Hughes, Jane M.; Mather, Peter B.; Sheldon, Andrew L.; Allendorf, Fred W. 1999. Genetic structure of the stonefly, Yoraperla brevis, populations: the extent of gene flow among adjacent montane streams. Freshwater Biology. 41:  63-72.

Osborn, Sophie A.H. 1999. Factors affecting the distribution and productivity of the American Dipper (Cinclus Mexicanus) in western Montana: does streamside development play a role? Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania. 150 p. Thesis.

Pearson, Dean E. 1999. Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: a literature review and annotated bibliography. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-25. Ogden, UT: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.

Tewksbury, Joshua J.; Martin, Thomas E.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Redman, Timothy S.; Wheeler, F. Jeremy. 1999. Cowbirds in a western valley: effect of landscape structure, vegetation, and host density. Studies in Avian Biology.18: 23-33.

Ward, Richard L. 1999. The occurrence of two genera of arboreal lichen and their utilization by deer and elk on selected winter ranges in west-central Montana. Cheney, WA:  Eastern Washington University. 88 p. Thesis.

 

1998

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1998. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Osborn, Sophie A.H. 1998. Anting by an American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus). The Wilson Bulletin. 110(3): 423-425.

Tewksbury, Joshua J.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Martin, Thomas E. 1998. Breeding productivity does not decline with increasing fragmentation in a western landscape. Ecology. 79(8): 2890-2903. Abstract

 

1997

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1997. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer 12 p.

Rice, Peter M.; Toney, J. Christopher; Bedunah, Donald J.; Carlson, Clinton E. 1997. Elk winter forage enhancement by herbicide control of spotted knapweed. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT- xxxxx-RJVA. 19 p.

Tewksbury, Joshua J. 1997. Riparian forest and avian productivity: A landscape perspective on the importance of diverse riparian systems in western Montana. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. Annual Report 1996-1997. 61 p.

Wright, Vita; Hejl, Sallie J.; Hutto, Richard L. 1997. Conservation implications of a multi-scale study of Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) habitat use in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. In: Duncan, James R.; Johnson, David H.; Nicholls, Thomas H., eds. 1997. Biology and conservation of owls of the Northern Hemisphere: Second international symposium; 1997 February 5-9; Winnipeg, MB. NC-GTR-190. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Central Research Station: 506-516.

 

1996

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1996. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Foresman, Kerry R.; Maples, Michael T. 1996. Application of remote sensing methods for the detection of forest carnivores and their prey base in Bitterroot National Forest. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. Final Report INT-96030-RJVA. 85 p.

Koncerak, William F. 1996. Determining the effects of fire restoration on elk winter range and hiding cover. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 70 p. Thesis.

McCarthy, J.J.; Riley, S.J. 1996. The status of mountain lions in Montana. 5th Western States Cougar Workshop, February 27-March 1, 1996. San Diego, CA.

Tewksbury, Joshua J.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Martin, Thomas E. 1996. Riparian forest and avian productivity: A landscape perspective on the importance of diverse riparian systems in western Montana. Missoula, MT: University of Montana and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. Annual Report 1995-1996. 11 p.


1995

Banks, Alison J.; Tewksbury, Joshua J.; Hejl, Sallie J. 1995. Bitterroot riparian bird banding study. Missoula, MT: University of Montana and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. Final Project Report for Nongame Migratory Bird Coordinator, U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service. 10 p.

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1995. Eco-News. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, Dean E. 1995. Testing of proposed survey methods for the detection of wolverine, lynx, fisher, and American marten in Bitterroot National Forest. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-94918-RJVA. 100 p.

Pearson, Dean E. 1995. Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: habitat associations, ecological interactions and implications for forest management: a literature review and annotated bibliography. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report for Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 191 p.

 


 
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