• Occupancy and reproduction of Mexican spotted owls twelve plus years after the rodeo-Chediski fire
• Effects of high-severity wildfire on Mexican spotted owls • Multi-scale habitat relationships of Mexican spotted owls
• Monitoring dynamics of snag and log populations in southwestern mixed-conifer and ponderosa pine forests.
• Evaluating fire effects on bird and small mammal communities
• Developing sampling designs and optimizing resources for monitoring programs
• Assessing large-scale effects of wildfire and climate change on bird and vegetation communities in the Sky Islands, Arizona
• Multi-scale habitat relationships of native wildlife • Linking demography and habitat at multiple scales • Ecology of southwestern forests • Conservation of threatened and endangered species • Development and refinement of efficient monitoring methods • Ecology and demography of the Mexican spotted owl • Dynamics of snags in southwestern forests • Effects of climate change on native wildlife and their habitats.
Selected papers across research areas:
Wan, H-Y., S. A. Cushman, and J. L. Ganey. 2019. Improving habitat and connectivity model predictions with multi-scale resource selection functions from two geographic areas. Landscape Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00788-w.
Sanderlin, J. S., W. M. Block, B. E. Strohmeyer, J. L. Ganey, and V. A. Saab. 2019. Precision gain versus effort with joint models using detection/non-detection and banding data. Ecology and Evolution 9:804-817.
Wan, H-Y., S. A. Cushman, and J. L. Ganey. 2018. Habitat fragmentation reduces genetic diversity and connectivity of the Mexican spotted owl: a simulation study using empirical resistance models. Genes 9, 403; doi:10.3390/genes9080403.
Ganey, J. L., H. Y. Wan, S. A. Cushman, and C. D. Vojta. 2017. Conflicting perspectives on spotted owls, wildfire, and forest restoration. Fire Ecology 13(3). Doi: 10.4996/fireecology.130318020.
Ganey, J. L, J. M. Iniguez, J. A. Sanderlin, and W. M. Block. 2017. Developing a Monitoring Program for Bird Populations in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, Using Citizen Observers: Initial Stages. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-368. 30 pp.
Ganey, J. L. 2016. Recommendations for snag retention in southwestern mixed-conifer and ponderosa pine forests: history and current status. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:192-201.
Ganey, J. L., W. M. Block, J. S. Sanderlin, and J. M. Iníguez. 2015. Comparative nest site use of painted redstarts and red-faced warblers in the Madrean Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona. Western North American Naturalist 75:291-300.
Land managers require high-quality scientific information to meet the many challenges inherent in managing public lands. This includes information on basic ecology of native species at various spatial and temporal scales, information on the dynamics of the systems those species inhabit, and information on how various management actions affect those dynamics. Managers also need more efficient monitoring methodologies, as well as ways to integrate monitoring data in management planning. These needs are critical for managing public lands for sustainability and conservation of biodiversity in an era of changing climates and increasing demand on natural resources. This research addresses these information needs, providing information that allows for improved management and conservation of natural resources.