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Posted January 21, 2016

Clements, Craig B.; Lareau, Neil P.; Seto, Daisuke; Contezac, Jonathan; Davis, Braniff; Teske, Casey; Zajkowski, Thomas J.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Bright, Benjamin C.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Butler, Bret W.; Jimenez, Daniel; Hiers, J. Kevin. 2016. Fire weather conditions and fire-atmosphere interactions observed during low-intensity prescribed fires - RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 90-101.

Dickinson, Matthew B.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Zajkowski, Thomas; Loudermilk, E. Louise; Schroeder, Wilfrid; Ellison, Luke; Kremens, Robert L.; Holley, William; Martinez, Otto; Paxton, Alexander; Bright, Benjamin C.; O’Brien, Joseph J.; Hornsby, Benjamin; Ichoku, Charles; Faulring, Jason; Gerace, Aaron; Peterson, David; Mauceri, Joseph. 2016. Measuring radiant emissions from entire prescribed fires with ground, airborne and satellite sensors - RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 48-61.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Prichard, Susan J.; Wright, Clinton S.; Restaino, Joseph C.; Kennedy, Maureen C.; Vihnanek, Robert E. 2016. Pre-fire and post-fire surface fuel and cover measurements collected in the southeastern United States for model evaluation and development - RxCADRE 2008, 2011 and 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 10-24.

Strand, Tara; Gullett, Brian; Urbanski, Shawn; O’Neill, Susan; Potter, Brian; Aurell, Johanna; Holder, Amara; Larkin, Narasimhan; Moore, Mark; Rorig, Miriam. 2016. Grassland and forest understorey biomass emissions from prescribed fires in the southeastern United States - RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 102-113.

Hyde, Josh; Strand, Eva K.; Hudak, Andrew T.; Hamilton, Dale. 2015. A case study comparison of landfire fuel loading and emissions generation on a mixed conifer forest in northern Idaho, USA. Fire Ecology. 11(3): 108-127.

O’Brien, Joseph J.; Loudermilk, E. Louise; Hornsby, Benjamin; Hudak, Andrew T.; Bright, Benjamin C.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Hiers, J. Kevin; Teske, Casey; Ottmar, Roger D. 2016. High-resolution infrared thermography for capturing wildland fire behaviour - RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 62-75.

Ottmar, Roger D.; Hiers, J. Kevin; Butler, Bret W.; Clements, Craig B.; Dickinson, Matthew B.; Hudak, Andrew T.; O’Brien, Joseph J.; Brian E. Potter; Rowell, Eric M.; Strand, Tara M.; Zajkowski, Thomas J. 2016. Measurements, datasets and preliminary results from the RxCADRE project - 2008, 2011 and 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 1-9.

Posted January 19, 2016

Squires, John R.; Kennedy, Patricia L. 2006. Northern goshawk ecology: An assessment of current knowledge and information needs for conservation and management. Studies in Avian Biology. 31: 8-62.

Ulizio, Todd J.; Squires, John R.; Pletscher, Daniel H.; Schwartz, Michael K.; Claar, James J.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2006. The efficacy of obtaining genetic-based identifications from putative wolverine snow tracks. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 34(5): 1326-1332.

Kolbe, Jay A.; Squires, John R.; Pletscher, Daniel H.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2007. The effect of snowmobile trails on coyote movements within lynx home ranges. Journal of Wildlife Management. 71(5): 1409-1418.

Squires, John R.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2007. Winter prey selection of Canada lynx in northwestern Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management. 71(2): 310-315.

Squires, John R.; Copeland, Jeffrey P.; Ulizio, Todd J.; Schwartz, Michael K.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2007. Sources and patterns of wolverine mortality in western Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management. 71(7): 2213-2220.

Fanson, Kerry, V.; Wielebnowski, Nadja C.; Shenk, Tanya M.; Jakubas, Walter J.; Squires, John R.; Lucas, Jeffrey R. 2010. Patterns of testicular activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169: 210-216.

Fanson, Kerry V.; Wielebnowski, Nadja C.; Shenk, Tanya M.; Vashon, Jennifer H.; Squires, John R.; Lucas, Jeffrey R. 2010. Patterns of ovarian and luteal activity in captive and wild Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 169: 217-224.

Squires, John R.; DeCesare, Nicholas J.; Kolbe, Jay A.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2010. Seasonal resource selection of Canada lynx in managed forests of the northern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management. 74(8): 1648-1660.

Murphy, Kerry; Wilmot, Jason; Copeland, Jeff; Tyers, Dan; Squires, John. 2011. Wolverine in Greater Yellowstone. Yellowstone Science. 19(3): 17-24.

Berg, Nathan D.; Gese, Eric M.; Squires, John R.; Aubry, Lise M. 2012. Influence of forest structure on the abundance of snowshoe hares in western Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management. 76(7): 1480-1488.

Posted January 12, 2016

Hogland, John S.; Anderson, Nathaniel M. 2015. Estimating FIA plot characteristics using NAIP imagery, function modeling, and the RMRS Raster Utility coding library. In: Stanton, Sharon M.; Christensen, Glenn A., eds. Pushing boundaries: new directions in inventory techniques and applications: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2015. Gen. Tech. Rep, PNW-GTR-931. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 340-344.

Kilkenny, Francis F.; Galloway, Laura F. 2015. Evolution of marginal populations of an invasive vine increases the likelihood of future spread. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.13702.

Evans, Daniel M.; Che-Castaldo, Judy P.; Crouse, Deborah; Davis, Frank W.; Epanchin-Niell, Rebecca; Flather, Curtis H.; Frohlich, R. Kipp; Goble, Dale D.; Li, Ya-Wei; Male, Timothy D.; Master, Lawrence L.; Moskwik, Matthew P.; Neel, Maile C.; Noon, Barry R.; Parmesan, Camille; Schwartz, Mark W.; Scott, J. Michael; Williams, Byron K. 2016. Species recovery in the United States: Increasing the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act. Issues in Ecology, Report Number 20. Ecological Society of America. 27 p.

Dumroese, R. Kasten; Luna, Tara; Richardson, Bryce A.; Kilkenny, Francis F.; Runyon, Justin B. 2015. Conserving and restoring habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse and other sagebrush-obligate wildlife: The crucial link of forbs and sagebrush diversity. Native Plants Journal. 16(3): 276-299.

Al-Chokhachy, Robert; Wenger, Seth J.; Isaak, Daniel J.; Kershner, Jeffrey L. 2013. Characterizing the thermal suitability of instream habitat for salmonids: A cautionary example from the Rocky Mountains. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142: 793-801.

Carnie, Ryan; Tonina, Daniele; McKean, James A.; Isaak, Daniel. 2015. Habitat connectivity as a metric for aquatic microhabitat quality: Application to Chinook salmon spawning habitat. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1696.

Williams, J. E.; Isaak, D. J.; Imhof, J.; Hendrickson, D. A.; McMillan, J. R. 2015. Cold-water fishes and climate change in North America. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09505-1.

McKelvey, K. S.; Young, M. K.; Knotek, W. L.; Carim, K. J.; Wilcox, T. M.; Padgett-Stewart, T. M.; Schwartz, M. K. 2016. Sampling large geographic areas for rare species using environmental DNA: A study of bull trout Salvelinus confluentus occupancy in western Montana. Journal of Fish Biology. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12863.

Posted January 12, 2016

Friggens, Megan M.; Finch, Deborah M. 2015. Implications of climate change for bird conservation in the southwestern U.S. under three alternative futures. PLoS ONE. 10(12): e0144089.

Padgett-Stewart, Ticha M.; Wilcox, Taylor M.; Carim, Kellie J.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Young, Michael K.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2015. Designing an eDNA Assay for River Otter Detection: A tool for discerning the efficacy of eDNA surveying on semi-aquatic mammals. Conservation Genetics Resources. doi: 10.1007/s12686-015-0511-x.

Wilcox, Taylor M.; Carim, Kellie J.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Young, Micahel K.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2015. The dual challenges of generality and specificity when developing environmental DNA markers for species and subspecies of Oncorhynchus. PLoS ONE. 10(11): e0142008.

McKelvey, Kevin S.; Young, Michael K.; Wilcox, Taylor M.; Bingham, Daniel M.; Pilgrim, Kristine L.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2016. Patterns of hybridization among cutthroat trout and rainbow trout in northern Rocky Mountain streams. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1887.

Wilcox, Taylor M.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Young, Michael K.; Sepulveda, Adam J.; Shepard, Bradley B.; Jane, Stephen F.; Whiteley, Andrew R.; Lowe, Winsor H.; Schwartz, Michael K. 2016. Understanding environmental DNA detection probabilities: A case study using a stream-dwelling char Salvelinus fontinalis. Biological Conservation. 194: 209-216.

Meyer, Susan E.; Warren, Thomas W. 2015. Seeding big sagebrush successfully on Intermountain rangelands. Great Basin Factsheet Series Number 10. Sage Grouse Initiative. 5 p. Online:

Schreiber, Leslie A.; Hansen, Christopher P.; Rumble, Mark A.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Gamo, R. Scott; Kehmeier, Jon W.; Wojcik, Nate. 2015. Microhabitat selection of brood-rearing sites by greater sage-grouse in Carbon County, Wyoming. Western North American Naturalist. 75(3): 348-363.

Masek, Jeffrey G.; Hayes, Daniel J.; Hughes, M. Joseph; Healey, Sean P.; Turner, David P. 2015. The role of remote sensing in process-scaling studies of managed forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management. 355: 109-123.

Raymond, Crystal L.; Healey, Sean P.; Peduzzi, Alicia; Patterson, Paul L. 2015. Representative regional models of post-disturbance forest carbon accumulation: Integrating inventory data and a growth and yield model. Forest Ecology and Management. 336: 21-34.

Miller, Sue; Essen, Maureen; Anderson, Nate; Page-Dumroese, Debbie; McCollum, Dan; Bergman, Rick; Elder, Tom. 2015. Burgeoning biomass: Creating efficient and sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the Rockies, Part II. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 17. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Kitchen, Stanley G. 2015. Climate and human influences on historical fire regimes (AD 1400-1900) in the eastern Great Basin (USA). The Holocene. doi: 10.1177/0959683615609751.

Kitchen, Stanley G.; Meyer, Susan E.; Carlson, Stephanie L. 2015. Mechanisms for maintenance of dominance in a nonclonal desert shrub. Ecosphere. 6(12): Article 252.

Luce, Charles H.; Black, Thomas A. 1999. Sediment production from forest roads in western Oregon. Water Resources Research. 35(8): 2561-2570.

Posted December 16, 2015

Apostol, Kent G.; Dumroese, R. Kasten; Pinto, Jeremiah R.; Davis, Anthony S. 2015. Response of conifer species from three latitudinal populations to light spectra generated by light-emitting diodes and high-pressure sodium lamps. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 45: 1711-1719.

Dumroese, R. Kasten; Landis, Thomas D. 2015. Growing container seedlings: Three considerations. Tree Planters' Notes. 58(2): 58-62.

Parks, Sean A.; Miller, Carol; Holsinger, Lisa M.; Baggett, L. Scott; Bird, Benjamin J. 2015. Wildland fire limits subsequent fire occurrence. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi:

Garbarino, M.; Marzano, R.; Shaw, J. D.; Long, J. N. 2015. Environmental drivers of deadwood dynamics in woodlands and forests. Ecosphere. 6(3): Article 30.

Olson, Lucretia E.; Oakleaf, Robert J.; Squires, John R.; Wallace, Zachary P.; Kennedy, Patricia L. 2015. Nesting pair density and abundance of ferruginous hawks (Buteo regalis) and golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from aerial surveys in Wyoming. Journal of Raptor Research. 49(4): 400-412.

Savage, Shannon L.; Lawrence, Rick L.; Squires, John R. 2015. Predicting relative species composition within mixed conifer forest pixels using zero-inflated models and Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 171: 326-336.

Campbell, Robert; Venn, Tyron; Anderson, Nathaniel. 2015. Quantifying social preferences toward woody biomass energy generation in Montana, USA. Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the 2015 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and Western Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA; July 26-28. 19 p.

Thompson, Matthew P.; Anderson, Nathaniel M. 2015. Modeling fuel treatment impacts on fire suppression cost savings: A review. California Agriculture. 69(3):164-170.

Posted December 15, 2015

Parks, Sean A.; Miller, Carol; Parisien, Marc-Andre; Holsinger, Lisa M.; Dobrowski, Solomon Z.; Abatzoglou, John. 2015. Wildland fire deficit and surplus in the western United States, 1984-2012. Ecosphere. 6(12): Article 275.

McKelvey, Kevin S.; Pearson, Dean E. 2001. Population estimation with sparse data: The role of estimators versus indices revisited. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79(10): 1754-1765.

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

Pearson, Dean E.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2001. Test of the prey-base hypothesis to explain use of red squirrel midden sites by American martens. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 79(8): 1372-1379.

Pearson, Dean E. 2000. Evidence of autumn breeding in red squirrels, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, in western Montana. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 114(4): 703-704.

Pearson, Dean E.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2000. Non-target effects of an introduced biological control agent on deer mouse ecology. Oecologia. 122: 121-128.

Buskirk, Steven W.; Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Pearson, Dean E.; Squires, John R.; McKelvey, Kevin S. 1999. Comparative ecology of lynx in North America [Chapter 14]. In: Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Aubry, Keith B.; Buskirk, Steven W.; Koehler, Gary M.; Krebs, Charles J.; McKelvey, Kevin S.; Squires, John R. Ecology and conservation of lynx in the United States. Gen.Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-30WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 397-417.

Pearson, D. E. 1999. Deer mouse predation on the biological control agent, Urophora spp., introduced to control spotted knapweed. Northwestern Naturalist. 80(1): 26-29.

Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, D. E. 1999. Activity patterns of American martens, fishers, snowshoe hares, and red squirrels in westcentral Montana. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 113(3): 386-389.

Foresman, Kerry R.; Pearson, Dean E. 1998. Comparison of proposed survey procedures for detection of forest carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management. 62(4): 1217-1226.

Ruggiero, Leonard F.; Pearson, Dean E.; Henry, Stephen E. 1998. Characteristics of American marten den sites in Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management. 62(2): 663-673.

Posted December 14, 2015

Richardson, Bryce A.; Ortiz, Hector G.; Carlson, Stephanie L.; Jaeger, Deidre M.; Shaw, Nancy L. 2015. Genetic and environmental effects on seed weight in subspecies of big sagebrush: Applications for restoration. Ecosphere. 6: Article 201.

Sturdevant, Nancy; Kegley, Sandy; Ortega, Yvette; Pearson, Dean. 2006. Evaluation of establishment of Cyphocleonus achates and its potential impact on spotted knapweed. Numbered Report 06-08. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Region, Forest Health Protection. 9 p.

Shick, Katharine R.; Pearson, Dean E.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2006. Forest habitat associations of the golden-mantled ground squirrel: Implications for fuels management. Northwest Science. 80(2): 133-139.

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2006. Biological control agents elevate hantavirus by subsidizing deer mouse populations. Ecology Letters. 9: 443-450.

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2005. Indirect nontarget effects of host-specific biological control agents: Implications for biological control. Biological Control. 35: 288-298.

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

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2004. Response to Thomas et al.: Biocontrol and indirect effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19(2): 62-63.

Pearson, Dean E.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2003. Indirect effects of host-specific biological control agents. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 18(9): 456-461.

Pearson, Dean E.; Ruggiero, Leonard F. 2003. Transect versus grid trapping arrangements for sampling small-mammal communities. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 31(2): 454-459.

Posted November 5, 2015

Cooke, Brian, Kapler Smith, Jane; Innes, Robin; Fryer, Janet; Zouhar, Kris; Abrahamson, Ilana; Murphy, Shannon; Masin, Eva. 2015. Fire and forethought: Fire effects syntheses are a powerful tool for planning and management across resource fields. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 16. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

Posted November 3, 2015

Wood, Eric M.; Pidgeon, Anna M.; Radeloff, Volker C.; Helmers, David; Culbert, Patrick D.; Keuler, Nicholas S.; Flather, Curtis H. 2014. Housing development erodes avian community structure in U.S. protected areas. Ecological Applications. 24(6): 1445-1462.

Cushman, Samuel A.; Elliot, Nicholas B.; Macdonald, David W.; Loveridge, Andrew J. 2015. A multi-scale assessment of population connectivity in African lions (Panthera leo) in response to landscape change. Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980-015-0292-3.

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