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Michael Wisdom

Michael Wisdom, Dr.

Research Wildlife Biologist
1401 Gekeler Lane
La Grande
Oregon
United States
97850-3368

Phone: 541-962-6532
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Current Research

I am a research wildlife biologist and team leader of the Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team in La Grande, Oregon. I have worked for over 30 years in wildlife management and research, and have been a paneled scientist since 2000.

Research Interests

My primary research focus for the past decade has been on elk and mule deer at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range (“Starkey Project”) and replicate sites throughout the West. Research on elk and mule deer has focused on their responses to land uses and human activities; examples include effects of roads, traffic, recreation, silviculture, prescribed burning, and cattle grazing on nutrition, habitat use, and population distribution. Additional research topics include hunter-animal interactions, habitat use by hunters, effects of human activities and drought on elk performance, and the social and ecological roles of ungulates in western ecosystems. I also continue research on guanaco, taruca, and vicuna in Argentina in collaboration with graduate students and scientists in that country.

Past Research

I have conducted and published landscape research on over 90 vertebrates of conservation focus in grassland, shrubland, and forest ecosystems of the western United States.

Why This Research is Important

Elk and mule deer are of keen societal interest to a diversity of public interests and stakeholders throughout western North America, particularly for traditional uses such as tribal first foods and for hunting and viewing on public lands. Economically, these species contribute millions of dollars to local and regional economies of western North America. It is not unexpected that elk and mule deer receive some of the most frequent and extensive public comments in federal land use and state wildlife planning processes. These species also affect the structure and health of vegetation communities, so effective management of their habitats and populations with the best available science is of strong interest to the public.

Education

  • University of Idaho, Doctor Of Philosophy, Wildlife, Forestry, And Range Sciences Wildlife, Forestry, and Range Sciences 1998
  • New Mexico State University, Master Of Science, Wildlife Science Wildlife and Range Sciences 1980
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bachelor Of Science, Wildlife Management Wildlife and Biology 1977

Professional Experience

  • Research Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
    2000 - Current
    I became a paneled scientist with PNW Research Station as a Research Wildlife Biologist in 2000, and still serve in this position. My research during the 2000s focused on a wide variety of vertebrates of conservation concern; examples include the Greater Sage-grouse, Columbian Sharp-tailed grouse, lynx, wolverine, American marten, white-headed woodpecker, northern goshawk, and Washington ground squirrel, as well as elk and mule deer. During the late 2000s, my research shifted primarily to elk and mule deer, with substantial research occurring at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range and replicate sites in the western United States. I have served as Team Leader of the Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team since 2011. Our research results have influenced a wide variety of management policy and direction, including national roadless policy, national travel management policy, forest plan direction for silvicuture, timber harvest, and motorized access, forage allocation planning for public grazing allotments, and designs of hunting seasons for elk and mule deer across the western United States.
  • Factor 9 Wildlife Biologist, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
    1998 - 2000
    I served as a Factor 9 wildlife scientist for PNW Station in La Grande, and primarily served on the Science Assessment Team of the Interior Columbia Basin Project. Our Team continued work on assessment publications regarding landscape conditions for over 90 vertebrates of concern, results of which are still used today by over 50 administrative units of the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in OR, WA, ID, MT, UT, and NV.
  • Regional Wildlife Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Region 6
    1993 - 1998
    I served as the Regional Wildlife Ecologist for Region 6, with focus on species of conservation concern and focal species in Eastside habitats. A major part of my duties was to serve on the Science Assessment Team for the Interior Columbia Basin Project. Our Team produced over 30 publications that assessed conditions for over 90 vertebrates of concern, results of which are still used today by over 50 administrative units of the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in OR, WA, ID, MT, UT, and NV.
  • Technology Transfer Scientist, USDA Forest Service Region 6 and Pacific Northwest Research Station
    1987 - 1992
    I worked as a technology transfer scientist in this shared position between Region 6 and PNW Research Station, working on the Starkey Research Project at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range in northeast Oregon. I conducted over 300 technology transfer events (tours, presentations, workshops, meetings, popular articles, news releases, television and radio interviews) and received a number of regional and national awards for this work.
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist, USDI Bureau of Land Management, Coos Bay District, Coos Bay, OR
    1980 - 1987
    I worked as a management biologist for 7 years for the Bureau of Land Management on the Coos Bay District in the Coast Range of Oregon. My duties involved a variety of inventory and survey work for species of conservation concern, including northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, western snowy plover, and coho salmon. Most issues focused on management of old-growth habitats or coastal dune habitats for species of concern.
  • Biology and Forestry Instructor, Southwestern Community College, Coos Bay OR
    1985 - 1986
    I taught the Introduction to Wildlife undergraduate course that was accredited by Oregon State University as part of the college's forestry associate degree program. Most students pursued undergraduate degrees from Oregon State University in natural resource programs after taking my course and similar forestry courses at Southwestern Community College.

Professional Organizations

  • The Wildlife Society, Held Multiple Offices And Committee Chair Positions (1976 - Current)
    Nominations Committee Chair, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 1986 Awards Committee Chair, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 1992 President, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society,1992-1993 Past-President Board Member, Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 1993-1994 Organizing Chair, National Conference of The Wildlife Society,1994-1995

Awards & Recognition

  • Boone and Crockett Club National Award for Conservation Stewardship, 2015
    Starkey Project Team National Award for Sustained Excellent Research on Wildlife in North America
  • Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society Award for Stewardship and Conservation, 2012
    For Starkey Team Development of Elk Lanscape Nutrition and Habitat Use Models for Oregon and Washington
  • Olaus Murie Award for Elk Conservation and Research, 2011
    Olaus Murie National Award from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for sustained contributions to conservation and research of elk with national impacts
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, 2010
    Fulbright Scholar to Argentina, September through December, 2010, in support of continued international research on guanaco, taruca, and vicuna with scientists and graduate students. Fulbright scholarship fully supported my research and living costs.
  • PNW Research Station Technology Transfer Award, 1993
    For conducting over 300 technology transfer events (field tours, presentations, workshops, meetings) for The Starkey Research Project, PNW Research Station, from 1988-1991
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium National Technology Transfer Award , 1993
    For conducting over 300 technology transfer events (field tours, presentations, workshops, meetings) for The Starkey Research Project, PNW Research Station, from 1988-1991

Featured Publications & Products

Publications

Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Wisdom, M.J., J. Swanson, and M.D. Doxtater. 1975. Status determination of Wisconsin's "undetermined status" wild vertebrate species, bird phase. University of Wisconsin Special Technical Report, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, WI. 300p.

  • Wisdom, M.J. 1977. Use of W.S.O. bird computer bank in Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 38(4):158-62. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., and C.A. Davis. 1979. Nesting habitat of lesser prairie chickens in eastern New Mexico. Proceedings, Prairie Grouse Technical Council 13:5-8
  • Davis, C.A., T.Z. Riley, J.F. Schwartz, H.R. Suminski, and M.J. Wisdom. 1980. Live-trapping female prairie chickens on spring leks. Page 64-67 in P.A. Vohs, Jr., and F.L. Knopf, editors, Proceedings, Prairie Grouse Symposium, Sept. 17-18, 1980, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. 89pp.

  • Davis, C.A., T.Z. Riley, R.A. Smith, and M.J. Wisdom. 1980. Spring-summer foods of lesser prairie chickens in New Mexico. Page 75-80 in P.A. Vohs, Jr., and F.L. Knopf, editors, Proceedings, Prairie Grouse Symposium, Sept. 17-18, 1980, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. 89p
  • Smithey, D.A., M.J. Wisdom, and W.W. Hines. 1985. Roosevelt elk and black-tailed deer response to habitat changes related to old-growth conversion in southwestern Oregon. Pages 41-55 in R.W. Nelson, editor, Proceedings, Western States and Provinces Elk Workshop, April 17-19, 1984, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 218pp.

  • Witmer, G.W., M.J. Wisdom, E.P. Harshman, R.J. Anderson, C. Carey, M.P. Kuttel, I.D. Luman, J.A. Rochelle, R.W. Scharpf, and D.A. Smithey. 1985. Deer and elk. Pages 41-55 in E.R. Brown, editor, Management of wildlife and fish habitats in forests of western Oregon and Washington., part 1-chapter narratives. USDA Forest Service Publication R6-F&WL-192-1985. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 332p.

  • Wisdom, M.J., L.R. Bright, C.G. Carey, W.W. Hines, D.A. Smithey, J.W. Thomas, and G.W. Witmer. 1986. A model to evaluate elk habitat in western Oregon. USDA Forest Service Publication R6-F&WL-216-1986, Portland, OR. 36p.

  • Wisdom, M.J. 1986. Development of a habitat model for Roosevelt elk. Page 159-170 in Proceedings, Elk states and provinces workshop, March 17-19, 1986, Coos Bay, OR. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland. 316p.

     

  • Witmer, G.W., and M.J. Wisdom. 1986. Some important habitat relationships for Roosevelt elk in western Oregon and Washington. Page 149-157 in Proceedings, Elk states and provinces workshop, March 17-19, Coos Bay, OR. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Portland, 316p
  • Wisdom, M.J. 1988. The Starkey Project: questions of multiple use. Oregon Wildlife 3:4-9.

  • Riley, T.Z., C.A. Davis, M. Ortiz, and M.J. Wisdom. 1992. Vegetative characteristics of successful and unsuccessful nests of lesser prairie chickens. Journal of Wildlife Management 56:383-387. Refereed.

  • Bull, E.L. and M.J. Wisdom. 1992. Fauna of the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-GTR-291, Portland, OR. 28p.

  • Wisdom, M.J. 1992. The Starkey Project: new technologies chase old questions about deer and elk management. Western Wildlands 18:32-38. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., J.G. Cook, M.M. Rowland, and J.H. Noyes. 1993. Protocols for care and handling of deer and elk at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-311, Portland, OR. 48p.

  • Marcot, B.G., M.J. Wisdom, H.W. Li, and G. Castillo. 1994. Managing for featured, threatened, endangered, and sensitive species and unique habitats for ecosystem sustainability. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-329, Portland, OR.

  • Wisdom, M.J. 1994. The Starkey Project: crystal ball for elk on public lands? The Bugle 11:67-76
  • Holthausen, R.S., M.J. Wisdom, J. Pierce, D. Edwards, and M.M. Rowland. 1994. Expert validation of a habitat effectiveness model for elk in western Oregon and Washington. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Research Paper PNW-RP-479, Portland, OR.

  • Johnson, B.K., A. Ager, S.A. Crim, M.J. Wisdom, S.L. Findholt, and D. Sheehy. 1996. Allocating forage among wild and domestic ungulates--a new approach. Pages 166-169 in W.D. Edge and S.L. Olson-Edge, editors, Proceedings, Sustaining rangeland ecosystems symposium, Oregon St. Univ., SR 953, Corvallis. 213 p. Refereed.
  • Wisdom, M.J., and J.W. Thomas. 1996. Elk. Pages 157-181 in P.R. Krausman, editor, Rangeland wildlife, Society for Range Management, Denver, CO. 440 p
  • Mills, L.S., S.G. Hayes, C. Baldwin, M.J. Wisdom, J. Citta, D.J. Mattson, and K. Murphy. 1996. Factors leading to different viability predictions for a grizzly bear data set. Conservation Biology 10:863-873. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., and L.S. Mills. 1997. Sensitivity analysis to guide population recovery: prairie-chickens as an example. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:302-312. Refereed.

  • Samson, F.B., M.A. Eames, R.S. Holthausen, D.C. Lee, W. Murphy, D.A. Newhouse, T.D. Rich, A.R. Sands, B. Wales, and M.J. Wisdom. 1997. Wildlife conservation and ecosystem health in the Interior Columbia River Basin, USA. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 62:479-489.

  • Rowland, M.M., L.D. Bryant, B.K. Johnson, J.H. Noyes, M.J. Wisdom, and J.W. Thomas. 1997. The Starkey Project: history, facilities, and data collections methods for ungulate research. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-396, Portland, OR
  • Rowland, M.M., P.C. Coe, R.J. Stussy, A.A. Ager, N.J. Cimon, B.K. Johnson, and M.J. Wisdom. 1998. The Starkey habitat data base for ungulate research: construction, documentation, and use. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-430, Portland, OR
  • Edelmann, F.B., M.J. Ulliman, M.J. Wisdom, K.P. Reese, and J.W. Connelly. 1998. Assessing habitat quality using population fitness parameters: a remote sensing based habitat-explicit model for sage grouse. Technical Bulletin 25, Idaho Forest, Wildlife, and Range Experiment Station, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

  • Johnson, B.K., A.A. Ager, S.L. Findholt, M.J. Wisdom, D. Marx, J. Kern, and L.D. Bryant. 1998. Mitigating spatial differences in observation rate of automated telemetry systems. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:958-967. Refereed.

  • Raphael, M.G., B.G. Marcot, R.S. Holthausen, and M.J. Wisdom. 1998. Terrestrial species and habitats. Journal of Forestry 96:22-27. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J. 1999. Overview of terrestrial science assessments for the Interior Columbia Ecosystem Management Project. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 51:77. Refereed.
  • Wisdom, M.J., R.S. Holthausen, B.C. Wales, D. Lee, C.D. Hargis, V.A. Saab, W.J. Hann, T.D. Rich, M.M. Rowland, W.J. Murphy, and M.R. Eames. 1999. Road effects and source habitat trends for terrestrial vertebrates of concern in the Interior Columbia Basin. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 51:78. Refereed.
  • Bate, L., E.O. Garton, and M.J. Wisdom. 1999. Estimating snag and large tree densities and distributions on a landscape for wildlife management. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-425, Portland, OR.

  • Wisdom, M.J., B.C. Wales, R.S. Holthausen, C.D. Hargis, V.A. Saab, W.J. Hann, T.D. Rich, D.C. Lee, and M.M. Rowland. 1999. Wildlife habitats in forests of the Interior Northwest: history, status, trends, and critical issues confronting land managers. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 64:79-93.

  • Mills, L.S., D.F. Doak, and M.J. Wisdom. 1999. Reliability of conservation actions based on elasticity analysis of matrix models. Conservation Biology 13:815-829. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., and J.G. Cook. 2000. North American Elk. Pages 694-735 in S. Demarais and P.R. Krausman, editors. Ecology and management of large mammals in North America. Prentice-Hall. Co
  • Wisdom, M.J., R.S. Holthausen, B.C. Wales, C.D. Hargis, V.A. Saab, D.C. Lee, W.J. Hann, T.D. Rich, M.M. Rowland, W.J. Murphy, and M.A. Eames. 2000. Source habitats for terrestrial vertebrates of focus in the Interior Columbia Basin: broad-scale trends and management implications. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-485, Portland, OR.

  • Wisdom, M.J., L.S. Mills, and D.F. Doak. 2000. Life-stage simulation analysis: estimating vital rate effects on population growth for conservation. Ecology 81:628-641. Refereed.

  • Rowland, M.M, M.J. Wisdom, B.K. Johnson, and J.G. Kie. 2000. Elk distribution and modeling in relation to roads. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:672-684. Refereed.

  • Johnson, B.K., J.W. Kern, M.J. Wisdom, S.L. Findholt, and J.G. Kie. 2000. Resource selection of mule deer and elk during spring. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:685-697. Refereed.

  • Mills, L.S., D.F. Doak, and M.J. Wisdom. 2001. Elasticity analysis for conservation decision-making: reply to Ehrlen et al. Conservation Biology 15:281-283. Refereed
  • Garton, E.O., M.J. Wisdom, F.A. Leban, and B.K. Johnson. 2001. Experimental design for radiotelemetry studies. Pages 15-42 in J. Millspaugh and J. Marzluff, editors. Radiotelemetry and animal populations. Academic Press, San Diego, CA
  • Leban, F., M.J. Wisdom, E.O. Garton, and B.K. Johnson. 2001. Effect of sample size on the performance of resource selection analyses. Pages 291-307 in J. Millspaugh and J. Marzluff, editors. Radiotelemetry and animal populations. Academic Press, San Diego, CA.

  • Gucinksi, H., M.H. Brookes, M.J. Furniss, and R.R. Ziemer, editors, and Alward, G.S., P. Bettinger, J.L. Clayton, J. M. Bowker, K. Cordell, D.B.K. English, M.J. Furniss, G.E. Grant, H. Gucinski, R. Haynes, P. Howell, L.A. Joyce, R. Kiester, J.D. Knoepp, D.V. Lamb, D. Lee, A. Lugo, J. Mattson, J.E. Mitchell, L. Perendez, G.L. Peterson, B. Rieman, J. Sedell, D.J. Shields, F.J. Swanson, L. Swift, W. Thies, R. Thurow, M.J. Wisdom, D.F. Ryan, J.A. Tainter, D.W. McCollum, S.A. Winter, S. Conard, N. Vance, B. Wemple, and R.R. Ziemer, contributors. 2001. Forest roads: a synthesis of scientific information. USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station PNW-GTR-509, Portland, OR.

  • Marcot, B.G., R.S. Holthausen, M.G. Raphael, M.M. Rowland, and M.J. Wisdom. 2001. Using Bayesian belief networks to evaluate fish and wildlife population viability under land management alternatives from an environmental impact statement. Forest Ecology and Management 153:29-42. Refereed.

  • Raphael, M.G., M.J. Wisdom, M.M. Rowland, R.S. Holthausen, B.C. Wales, B.G. Marcot, and T.D. Rich. 2001. Status and trends of habitats of terrestrial vertebrates in relation to land management in the Interior Columbia River Basin. Forest Ecology and Management 153:63-88. Refereed.

  • Rowland, M.M., M.J. Wisdom, and B.C. Wales. 2001. Broad-scale assessment of environmental conditions for selected ground squirrels in the Interior Columbia Basin. Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science 37:45-48. Refereed.

  • Coe, P.K., B.K. Johnson, J.W. Kern, S.L. Findholt, J.G. Kie, and M.J. Wisdom. 2001. Responses of elk and mule deer to cattle in summer. Journal of Range Management. 54:A51-A76, http://uvalde.tamu.edu/jrm/remote/auesursf.htm. Refereed.

  • Bate, L.J., T.R. Torgersen, E.O. Garton, and M.J. Wisdom. 2002. Accuracy and efficiency of methods to sample logs for wildlife research and management. Pages 817-822 in W.F. Laudenslayer, Jr., P.J. Valentine, C.P. Weatherspoon, and T.E. Lisle, technical coordinators, Proceedings, symposium on the ecology and management of dead wood in western forests. Nov. 2-4, 1999, Reno, NV. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station PSW-GTR-181, Albany, CA. 949p
  • Bate L.J., E.O. Garton, and M.J. Wisdom. 2002. Sampling methods for snags and large trees important to wildlife. Pages 811-815 in W.F. Laudenslayer, Jr., P.J. Shea, B.E. Valenitne, C.P. Weatherspoon, and T.E. Lisle, technical coordinators, Proceedings, symposium on the ecology and management of dead wood in western forests, November 2-4, 1999, Reno, NV. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research PSW-GTR-181, Albany, CA. 949p
  • Hemstrom, M.A. M.J. Wisdom, W.J. Hann, M.M. Rowland, and R.A. Gravenmier. 2002. Sagebrush-steppe vegetation dynamics and restoration potential in the Interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16:1243-1255. Refereed
  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, B.C. Wales, M.A. Hemstrom, W.J. Hann, M.G. Raphael, R.S. Holthausen, R.A. Gravenmier, and T.D. Rich. 2002. Modeled effects of sagebrush-steppe restoration on Greater sage-grouse in the Interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16:1223-1231. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., B.C. Wales, M.M. Rowland, M.G. Raphael, R.S. Holthausen, T.D. Rich, and V.A. Saab. 2002. Performance of Greater sage-grouse models for conservation assessment in the Interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16:1232-1242. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., B.C. Wales, R.S. Holthausen, W.J. Hann, M.G. Hemstrom, and M.M. Rowland. 2002. A habitat network for terrestrial wildlife in the Interior Columbia Basin. Northwest Science 76:1-14. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., N.M. Warren, and B.C. Wales. 2002. Vertebrates of conservation concern in the Interior Northwest: priorities for research. Northwest Science 76:90-97. Refereed.

  • Raphael, M.G., M.J. Wisdom, and B.C. Wales. 2002. Status and trends in diversity of alpine vertebrates in the northwestern United States. Pages 191-197 In Korner, C., and E. M. Spehn, eidtors. Mountain Biodiversity; a global assessment. Parthenon Publishing, New York, NY. 336p.

  • Hann, W.J., M.J. Wisdom, and M.M. Rowland. 2002. Disturbance departure and fragmentation of natural systems in the Interior Columbia Basin. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Research Paper PNW-RP-545. 20p
  • Rowland, M.M., M.J. Wisdom, D.H. Johnson, B.C. Wales, J.P. Copeland, and F.B. Edelmann. 2003. Performance of landscape models for wolverine in the Interior Northwest. Journal of Mammalogy 84:92-105. Refereed.

  • Hemstrom, M.A., A.A. Ager, M. Vavra, B.C. Wales, and M.J. Wisdom. 2004. A state and transition approach for integrating landscape models. Pages 17-32 in J.L. Hayes, A.A. Ager, and J.R. Barbour, tech. eds., Methods for integrated modeling of landscape change: Interior Northwest Landscape Analysis System. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-610. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. 218 p.

  • Vavra, M., A.A. Ager, B. Johnson, M.J. Wisdom, M.A. Hemstrom, and R. Riggs. 2004. Modeling the effects of large herbivores – Pages 82-103 in Jane L. Hayes; Ager, Alan A.; Barbour, R. James, tech. eds., Methods for integrated modeling of landscape change: Interior Northwest Landscape Analysis System. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-610. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, OR. 218 p.

  • Bate, L.J., T.R. Torgersen, M.J. Wisdom, and E.O. Garton. 2004. Performance of sampling methods to estimate log characteristics for wildlife. Forest Ecology and Management 199:83-102. Refereed
  • Brillinger, D.R., H.K. Preisler, A.A. Ager, and M.J. Wisdom. 2004. Stochastic differential equations in the analysis of wildlife motion. 2004 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics and the Environment [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

  • Quigley, T.M., and M.J. Wisdom. 2004. The Starkey Project: long-term research for long-term management solutions. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:443-454.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, B.K. Johnson, and B.L. Dick. 2004. Overview of the Starkey Project: mule deer and elk research for management benefits. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:455-474.

  • Kie, J.G., A.A. Ager, N.J. Cimon, M.J. Wisdom, M.M. Rowland, P.K. Coe, S.L. Findholt, B.K. Johnson, and M. Vavra. 2004. The Starkey database: spatial-environmental relations of North American elk, mule deer, and cattle at the Starkey Experimental Forest and Range in Northeastern Oregon. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:475-490.

  • Rowland, M.M., M.J. Wisdom, B.K. Johnson, and M.A. Penninger. 2004. Effects of roads on elk: implications for management in forested ecosystems. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:491-508.

  • Wisdom, M.J., N.J. Cimon, B.K. Johnson, E.O. Garton, and J.W. Thomas. 2004. Spatial partitioning by mule deer and elk in relation to traffic. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:509-530.

     

  • Wisdom, M.J., A.A. Ager, H.K. Preisler, N.J. Cimon, and B.K. Johnson. 2004. Effects of off-road recreation on mule deer and elk. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:531-550.

  • Johnson, B.K., M.J. Wisdom, and J.G. Cook. 2004. Issues of elk productivity for research and management. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:551-571
  • Ager, A.A., B.K. Johnson, P.K. Coe, and M.J. Wisdom. 2004. Landscape simulation of foraging by elk, mule deer, and cattle on summer range. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:687-707.

  • Wisdom, M.J., B.K. Johnson, M. Vavra, J.M. Boyd, P.K. Coe, J.G. Kie, A.A. Ager, and N.J. Cimon. 2004. Cattle and elk responses to intensive timber harvest. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:727-758.

  • Vavra, M., M.J. Wisdom, J.G. Kie, J.G. Cook, and R.A. Riggs. 2004. The role of ungulate herbivory and management on ecosystem patterns and processes: future direction of the Starkey Project. Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:785-797.

  • Thomas, J.W., and M.J. Wisdom. 2004. Has the Starkey Project delivered on its commitments? Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference 69:798-812
  • Wisdom, M.J., technical editor. 2005. The Starkey Project: a synthesis of long-term studies of elk and mule deer. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA. 252p.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and R.J. Tausch. 2005. Effective management strategies for sage-grouse and sagebrush: a question of triage? Transactions, North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 70:206-228.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, B.C. Wales, and M.A. Hemstrom. 2005. Broad-scale restoration effects on Greater sage-grouse: implications for multi-scale planning. In: Shaw, Nancy L.; Monsen, Stephen B.; Pellant, Mike, compilers. Sage grouse habitat restoration symposium proceedings; 2001 June 4-7, Boise, ID. Proc. RMRS-P-38. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

  • Rich, T.D., M.J. Wisdom, and V.A. Saab. 2005. Conservation of priority birds in sagebrush ecosystems. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191:589-606.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring, editors. 2005. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA. 301p.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, L.H. Suring, L. Schueck, C.W. Meinke, and S.T. Knick. Evaluating species of conservation concern at regional scales. Chapter 1 in Part I: Methods of regional assessment for sagebrush-associated species of conservation concern. Pages 5-74 in Wisdom, M. J., M. M. Rowland, and L. H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Rowland, M.M., and M.J. Wisdom. 2005. The Great Basin at risk. Chapter 2 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 83-93 in Wisdom, M. J., M. M. Rowland, and L. H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Suring, L.H., M.M. Rowland, M.J. Wisdom, L. Schueck, and C.W. Meinke. 2005. Vegetation communities. Chapter 3 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 94-113 in Wisdom, M. J., M. M. Rowland, and L. H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Suring, L.H., M.J. Wisdom, R.J. Tausch, R.F. Miller, M.M. Rowland, L. Schueck, and C.W. Meinke. 2005. Modeling threats to sagebrush and other shrubland communities. Chapter 4 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 114-149 in Wisdom, M. J., M. M. Rowland, and L. H.Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Suring, L.H., M.M. Rowland, and M.J. Wisdom. 2005. Identifying species of conservation concern. Chapter 5 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 150-162 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Rowland, M.M., L.H. Suring, M.J. Wisdom, C.W. Meinke, and L. Schueck. 2005. Habitats for vertebrate species of conservation concern. Chapter 6 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 163-204 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, L.H. Suring, L. Schueck, C.W. Meinke, S.T. Knick, and B.C. Wales. 2005. Habitats for groups of species. Chapter 7 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 205-231 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

  • Rowland, M.M., M.J. Wisdom, C.W. Meinke, and L.H. Suring. 2005. Utility of greater sage-grouse as an umbrella species. Chapter 8 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 232-249 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring. 2005. Assumptions and limitations for appropriate use. Chapter 9 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 250-263 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

     

  • Wisdom, M.J., L.H. Suring, and M.M. Rowland. 2005. Conclusions and management implications. Chapter 10 in Part II: Regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 264-272 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat threats in the sagebrush ecosystem: methods of regional assessment and applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 1: Glossary of terms. Pages 273-287 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 2: Identifying species of conservation concern in the sagebrush ecosystem. Page 288 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 3: Shortcut approaches to multi-species assessment. Page 289 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA
  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 4: Plant and animal species mentioned in text, excluding species of conservation concern. Pages 290-291 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 5: Species of conservation concern in the Great Basin. Pages 292-299 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 6: Habitats and associated risks for species of concern in the Great Basin Ecoregion and Nevada. Page 300 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.K. Suring. 2005. Appendix 7: Summary results for BLM Field Offices in Nevada. Page 301 in Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group, Allen Press, Lawrence, KS, USA.

  • Cimon, N.J., and M.J. Wisdom. 2005. Accurate velocity estimates from inaccurate GPS data. Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Tenth Biennial Remote Sensing Applications Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Preisler, H.K., A.A. Ager, and M.J. Wisdom. 2006. Statistical methods for analyzing responses of wildlife to human disturbance. Journal of Applied Ecology 43:164-172. Refereed.

  • Rowland, M.M., M.J. Wisdom, L. H. Suring, and C.W. Meinke. 2006. Greater Sage-Grouse as an umbrella species for sagebrush-associated vertebrates. Biological Conservation 129:323-335. Refereed.

  • Wisdom, M.J., M. Vavra, J.M. Boyd, M.A. Hemstrom, A.A. Ager, and B.K. Johnson. 2006. Understanding ungulate herbivory-episodic disturbance effects: knowledge gaps and management needs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:283-292. Refereed.

  • Vavra, M., M.A. Hemstrom, and M. Wisdom. 2007. Modeling the effects of herbivores on the abundance of forest overstory states using a state-transition approach in the upper Grande Ronde River Basin, Oregon, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning. 80:212-222. Refereed.

  • Bate, L.J., M.J. Wisdom, and B.C. Wales. 2007. Snag densities in relation to human access and associated management factors in forests of Northeastern Oregon, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning. 80:278-291. Refereed.

Research Highlights

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PNW-2017-239
Aboveground and belowground herbivores control growth and survival of deciduous shrubs in understories of conifer forests

These research results on the combined effects of herbivory by cattle, elk, and pocket gophers provide robust new knowledge about how mammalian ...

2017


PNW-2015-26
Fuels Reduction and Ungulate Grazing Effects on Exotic Plant Species are Short-lived in Upland Forest Understories

Disturbances of fire and domestic ungulates have been shown to facilitate the spread and establishment of exotic plant species in many grassland ...

2015


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