2017 Publications

2017 Publications


Berentsen, A.R., E.M. Patrick, C. Blass, K. Wehner, B. Dunlap, B. Hicks, R. Hale, R.B. Chipman, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2017. Seroconversion of raccoons following two oral rabies vaccination baiting strategies. Journal of Wildlife Management. Online. doi: 10.1002/jwmg..21368

Horak, K.E., S.J. Bursian, C.K. Ellis, K.M. Dean, J.E. Link, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, F.L. Cunningham, K.E. Harr, C.A. Pritsos, K.L. Pritsos, K.A. Healy, D. Cacela, and S.A. Shriner. 2017. Toxic effects of orally ingested oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill on laughing gulls. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. Online. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.07.018

Jones, K.C., T.A. Gorman, B.K. Rincon, J. Allen, C.A. Haas, and R.M. Engeman. 2017. Feral swine Sus scrofa: A new threat to the remaining breeding wetlands of the Vulnerable reticulated flatwoods salamander Ambystoma bishopi. Oryx. Online.  doi: 10.1017/S0030605316001253

Martin, B.E., H. Sun, M. Carrel, F.L. Cunningham, J.A. Baroch, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, S.G. Young, B. Schmit, J.M. Nolting, K. Yoon, M.W. Lutman, K. Pedersen, K. Lager, A.S. Bowman, R.D. Slemons, D.R. Smith, T. DeLiberto, and X. Wan. 2017. US feral swine were exposed to both avian and swine influenza A viruses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Online. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01346-17

Orning, E., and J. Young. 2017. Coyote removal: Can the short-term application of a controversial management tool improve female greater sage-grouse survival or nest success? Wildlife Biology. Online. doi: 10.2981/wlb.00.45

Pullins, C.K., T.L. Guerrant, S.F. Beckerman, and B.E. Washburn. 2017. Mitigation translocation of red-tailed hawks to reduce raptor-aircraft collisions. The Journal of Wildlife Management. Online. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.2133

2017 Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series 
For more information visit the Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series homepage.
  1. Barzen , J. and K. Ballinger. 2017. Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 16p.
  2. DeVault, T., B. Blackwell, and J. Belant. Wildlife at Airports. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 19p.
  3. Taylor, J.D., Yarrow, G.K. and Miller, J.E. 2017. Beavers. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 21 p.


Abbo, B.G., L.E. Hulslander, and D.A. Goldade. 2017. Determination of 20, 25-diazacholesterol in avian matrices by high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B 1065-1066:129-133. doi: 10.1016/j.chromb.2017.09.028

Allen, B.L., A. Fawcett, A. Anker, R.M. Engeman, A. Lisel, and L.K.-P. Leung. 2017. Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 610-611:451-461. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.051

Allen, B.L., L.R. Allen, H. Andren, G. Ballard, L. Boitani, R.M. Engeman, P.J.S. Fleming, A.T. Ford, P.M. Haswell, R. Kowalczyk, J.D.C. Linnell, L.D. Mech, and D.M. Parker. 2017. Can we save large carnivores without losing large carnivore science? Food Webs 12:64-75. doi: 10.1016/j.fooweb.2017.02.008

Baldwin, R.A., R. Meinerz, and G.W. Witmer. 2017. Novel and current rodenticides for pocket gopher Thomomys spp. management in vineyards: what works?  Pest Management Science 73:118-122.  doi: 10.1002/ps.4307

Chandler, J.C., A. Perez-Mendez, J. Paar 3rd, M.M. Doolittle, B. Bisha, and L.D. Goodridge. 2017. Field-based evaluation of a male-specific (F+) RNA coliphage concentration method. Journal of Virological Methods 239:9-16.  doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2016.10.007

Chandler, J.C., J.W. Schaeffer, M. Davidson, S.L. Magzamen, A. Perez-Mendez, S.J. Reynolds, L.D. Goodridge, J. Volckens, A.B. Franklin, S.A. Shriner, and B. Bisha. 2017. A method for the improved detection of aerosolized influenza viruses and the male-specific (F+) RNA coliphage MS2.Journal of Virological Methods 246:38-41.  doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2017.04.004

Conkling, T.J., J.L. Belant, T.L. DeVault, and J.A. Martin. 2017. Effects of crop type and harvest on nest survival and productivity of dickcissels in semi-natural grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 240:224-232.  doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.028

Dannemiller, N.G., C.T. Webb, K.R. Wilson, K.T. Bentler, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, J.J. Root, A.B. Franklin, and S.A. Shriner. 2017. Impact of body condition on influenza A virus infection dynamics in mallards following a secondary exposure. Plos ONE 12(4): e0175757.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175757

Davis A.J., B. Leland, M. Bodenchuck, K.C. VerCauteren, and K.M. Pepin. 2017. Estimating population density for disease risk assessment: The importance of understanding the area of influence of traps using wild pigs as an example. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 141: 33-37.  doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.04.004

DeVault, T.L., T.W. Seamans, B.F. Blackwell, S.L. Lima, M.A. Martinez, and E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2017. Can experience reduce collisions between birds and vehicles? Journal of Zoology 301:17-22.  doi: 10.1111/jzo.12385

Dorr, B.S. and D.G. Fielder. 2017. Double-crested cormorants: Too much of a good thing? Fisheries 42(9): 468-477. doi:10.1080/03632415.2017.1356121

Dorr, B.S. and D.G. Fielder. 2017. The rise of double-crested cormorants: Too much of a good thing? The Wildlife Professional. 11(1)27-31. 

Duron, Q., A.B. Shiels, and E. Vidal. 2017. Control of invasive rats on islands and priorities for future action. Conservation Biology 31(4):761-771. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12885

Ellis, C.K., S. Rice, D. Maurer, R. Stahl, W.R. Waters, M.V. Palmer, P. Nol, J.C. Rhyan, K.C. VerCauteren, and J.A. Koziel. 2017. Use of fecal volatile organic compound analysis to discriminate between non-vaccinated and BCG-vaccinated cattle prior to and after Mycobacterium bovis challenge. PLoS One 12(7):e0179914. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179914

Ellis, J.W., S.A. Shriner, H.E. McLean, L. Petersen, and J.J. Root. 2017. Inventory of wildlife use of mortality pits as feeding sites: implications of pathogen exposure. Human-Wildlife Interactions 11(1):8-18. doi: digitalcommons.usu.edu/hwi/vol11/iss1/4

Elmore, S.A., R.B. Chipman, D. Slate, K.P. Huyvaert, K.C. VerCauteren, and A.T. Gilbert. 2017. Management and modeling approaches for controlling raccoon rabies: The road to elimination. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 11(3): e0005249. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005249

Engeman, R.M., Contributor. 2017. Puerto Rican Amazon parrot Amazona vittata. BirdLife International species factsheet. www.birdlife.org

Engeman, R.M., L.R. Allen, and B.L. Allen. 2017. Study design concepts for inferring functional roles of mammalian top predators. Food Webs 12:56-63. doi:10.1016/j.fooweb.2017.02.007

Engeman, R.M., J.S. Meyer, and J.B. Allen. 2017. Prevalence of feral swine disturbance at important archaeological sites over a large landscape in Florida. Scientific Reports 7:40287.  doi: 10.1038/srep40287

Farr, C.M., S.P. Bombaci, T. Gallo, A.M. Mangan, H.L. Riedl, L.T. Stinson, K. Wilkins, D.E. Bennett, T. Nogeire-Mcrae, and L. Pejchar. 2017. Addressing the gender gap in distinguished speakers at professional ecology conferences. BioScience 67(5):464-468.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix013

Guilfoyle, M.P., H.L. Farrington, R.F. Lance, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, B.S. Dorr, and R.A. Fischer. 2017. Movement of Hypophthalmichthys DNA in the Illinois River Watershed by the double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus). Waterbirds 40(1):63-68.  doi: 10.1675/063.040.0109

Holland, A.E., M.E. Byrne, A.L. Bryan, T.L. DeVault, O.E. Thodes, and J.C. Beasley. 2017. Fine-scale assessment of home ranges and activity patterns for resident black vultures (Coragyps atratus) and turkey vultures (Cathartes aura).  PLoS One 12(7):e0179819.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179819

Hopken, M.W., B.M. Ryan, K.P. Huyvaert, and A.J. Piaggio. 2017. Picky eaters are rare: DNA-based blood meal analysis of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopotonidae) species from the United States. Parasites & Vectors 10(1):169. doi:10.1186/s13071-017-2099-3

Iglay, R.B., B.N. Buckingham, T.W. Seamans, J.A. Martin, B.F. Blackwell, J.L. Belant, and T.L. DeVault. 2017. Bird use of grain fields and implications for habitat management at airports. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 242:34-42.  doi:  10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.022

Iverson, J.B., R.S. Stahl, C. Furcolow, and F. Kraus. 2017. An evaulation of the use of pentosidine as a biomarker for ageing turtles.Conservation Physiology 5(1):cow076.  doi: 10.1093/conphys/cow076 

Kay, S.L., J.W. Fischer, A.J. Monaghan, J.C. Beasley, R. Boughton, T.A. Campbell, S.M. Cooper, S.S. Ditchkoff, S.B. Hartley, J.C. Kilgo, S.M. Wisely, A.C. Wyckoff, K.C. VerCauteren, and K.M. Pepin. 2017. Quantifying drivers of wild pig movement across multiple spatial and temporal scales.   Movement Ecology 5(1):14.  doi: 10.1186/s40462-017-0105-1

King, D.T., G. Wang, Z. Yang, and J.W. Fischer. 2017. Advances and environmental conditions of spring migration phenology of American white pelicans. Scientific Reports 7:40339.  doi: 10.1038/srep40339

Kraus, F., R. Stahl, and W. Pitt. 2017. An assessment of radiative heating as a thermal treatment for invasive snakes in cargo. International Journal of Pest Management 2:1-12. doi: 10.1080/09670874.2017.1293309

Lee, D. M.K. Torchetti, M.L. Killian, T.J. DeLiberto, and D.E. Swayne. 2017. Reoccurrence of avian influenza A(H5N2) virus clade in wild birds, Alaska, USA, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases 23(2): 365-367. doi: 10.3201/eid2302.161616

Mahoney, P.J. and J.K. Young. 2017. Uncovering behavioural states from animal activity and site fidelity patterns. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:174-183.  doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12658

Mangan, A.M., L. Pejchar, and S.J. Werner. 2017. Bird use of organic apple orchards: Frugivory, pest control and implications for production. PLoS ONE 12(9):e0183405. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183405

McKee, C.D., M.Y. Kosoy, Y. Bai, L.M. Osikowicz, R. Franka, A.T. Gilbert, S. Boonmar, C.E. Rupprecht, and L.F. Peruski. 2017. Diversity and phylogenetic relationships among Bartonella strains from Thai bats. PLoS One 12(7):E0181696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181696

Mech, L.D., C.S. Asa, M. Callahan, B.W. Christensen, F. Smith, and J.K. Young. 2017. Studies of wolf x coyote hybridization via artificial insemination. PLoS ONE 12(9):e0184342. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184342

Miller, R.S., S.J. Sweeney, C. Slootmaker, D.A. Grear, P.A. DiSalvo, D. Kiser, and S.A. Shwiff. 2017. Cross-species transmission potential between wild pigs, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and humans: implications for disease risk management in North America. Scientific Reports 7:7821. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07336-z

Miranda, L.M., M.E. Miranda, B. Hatch, R. Deray, S. Shwiff, and M.C. Roces. 2017. Towards canine rabies elimination in Cebu, Philippines: Assessment of health economic data. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 64:121-129. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12350

Moore, S.M., A. Gilbert, A. Vos, C.M. Freuling, C. Ellis, J. Kliemt, and T. Muller. 2017. Rabies virus antibodies from oral vaccination as a correlate of protection against lethal infection in wildlife. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease 2(31). doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2030031

O'Daniels, S.T., D.C. Kesler, J.D. Mihail, E.B. Webb, and S.J. Werner. 2017. Functional visual sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths in the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), and its influence on foraging substrate selection. Physiology & Behavior 174:144-154.  doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.02.041

Pepin, K.M., A.J. Davis, D.G. Strecker, J.W. Fischer, K.C. VerCauteren, and A.T. Gilbert. 2017. Predicting spatial spread of rabies in skunk populations using surveillance data reported by the public. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11(7): e0005822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005822

Pepin, K.M., S.L. Kay, and A.J. Davis. 2017. Comment on: Blood does not buy goodwill:  Allowing culling increases poaching of large carnivore. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20161459.  doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1459

Pepin, K.M., S.L. Kay, B.D. Golas, S.A. Shriner, A.T. Gilbert, R.S. Miller, A.L. Graham, S. Riley, P.C. Cross, M.D. Samuel, M.B. Hooten, J.A. Hoeting, J.O. Lloyd-Smith, C.T. Webb, and M.G. Buhnerkempe. 2017.Inferring infection hazard in wildlife populations by linking data across individual and population scales. Ecology Letters.  doi: 10.1111/ele.12732

Perez-Garcia, J.M., T.L. DeVault, F. Botella, J.A. Sanchez-Zapata. 2017. Using risk prediction models and species sensitivity maps for large-scale identification of infrastructure-related wildlife protection areas:  The case of bird electrocution. Biological Conservation 210: 334-342.  doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.04.033

Piaggio, A.J., A.L. Russell, I.A. Osorio, A.J. Ramirez, J.W. Fischer, J.L. Neuwald, A.E. Tibbels, L. Lecuona, and G.F. McCracken. 2017. Genetic demography at the leading edge of the distribution of a rabies virus vector. Ecology and Evolution: 1-9.  doi: 10.1002/ece3.3087

Piaggio, A.J., G. Segelbacher, P.J. Seddon, L. Alphey, E.L. Bennett, R.H. Carlson, R.M. Friedman, D. Kanavy, R. Phelan, K.H. Redford, M. Rosales, L. Slobodian, and K. Wheeler. 2017. Is it time for synthetic biodiversity conservation? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(2):97-107.  doi: 10.1016/j.tree2016.10.016

Rockweit, J.T., A.B. Franklin, and P.C. Carlson. 2017. Differential impacts of wildfire on the population dynamics of an old-forest species.Ecology 98(6):1574-1582.  doi: 10.1002/ecy.1805

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, J.W. Ellis, K.K. VanDalen, and A.B. Franklin. 2017. Transmission of H6N2 wild bird-origin influenza A virus among multiple bird species in a stacked-cage setting. Archives of Virology 162(9):2617-2624. doi: 10.1007/s00705-017-3397-y

Schell, C., J.K. Young, E.V. Lonsdorf, J.M. Mateo, R.M. Santymire. 2017. Investigation of techniques to measure cortisol and testosterone concentrations in coyote hair. Zoo Biology 36:220-225. doi: 10.1002/zoo.21359

Sheehan, K.L., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, B.S. Dorr, G.K. Yarrow and R.J. Johnson. 2017. The influence of geographical location, host maturity and sex on intestinal helminth communities of the double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus from the eastern United States. Journal of Helminthology 91:561-568. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X16000675

Sheehan, K.L., S.T. Esswein, B.S. Dorr, G.K. Yarrow, and R.J. Johnson. 2017. Using species distribution models to define nesting habitat of the eastern metapopulation of double-crested cormorants. Ecology and Evolution 7:409-418.  doi: 10.1002/ece3.2620

Shiels, A.B., A.C. Medeiros, and E.I. von Allmen. 2017. Shifts in an invasive rodent community favoring Black rats (Rattus rattus) following restoration of native forest. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12494

Shiels, A.B., W.P. Haines, K.J. Swinnerton, S. Silander, C. Figuerola-Hernandez, D. Will, J.G. Garcia-Cancel, and C.W. Torres-Santana. 2017. Sudden appearance and population outbreak of Eunica monima (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) on Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist 100(1):176-179. doi: 10.1653/024.100.0127

Sleeman, J.M., T. DeLiberto, and N. Nguyen. 2017. Optimization of human, animal, and environmental health by using the One Health approach. Journal of Veterinary Science 18(S1):263-268. doi: 10.4142/jvs.2017.18.S1.263

Smith, R.L., K.H. Beard, and A.B. Shiels. 2017. Different prey resources suggest little competition between non-native frogs and insectivorous birds despite isotopic niche overlap. Biological Invasions 19(3):1001-1013. doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1333-9

Smith, T.G. and A.T. Gilbert. 2017. Comparison of a micro-neutralization test with the rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test for measuring rabies virus neutralizing antibodies. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. Online. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2030024

Snow, N.P., J.A. Foster, J.C. Kinsey, S.T.Humphrys, L.D. Staples, D.G. Hewitt, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2017. Development of toxic bait to control invasive wild pigs and reduce damage. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(2):256-263.  doi: 10.1002/wsb.775

Snow, N.P., M.A. Jarzyna, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2017. Interpreting and predicting the spread of invasive wild pigs. Journal of Applied Ecology.  doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12866

Snow, N.P., M.J. Lavelle, J.M. Halseth, C.R. Blass, J.A. Foster, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2017. Strength testing of raccoons and invasive wild pigs for a species-specific bait station. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(2):264-270.  doi: 10.1002/wsb.756

Stone, S.A., S.W. Breck. J. Timberlake, P.M. Haswell, F. Najera, B.S. Bean, and D.J. Thornhill. 2017. Adaptive use of nonlethal strategies for minimizing wolf-sheep conflict in Idaho. Journal of Mammalolgy 98(1):33-44.  doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw188

Tabak, M.A., A.J. Piaggio, R.S. Miller, R.A. Sweitzer, and H.B. Ernest. 2017. Anthropogenic factors predict movement of an invasive species. Ecosphere 8(6) e01844.  doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1844

Taylor, J.D., R.D. Holt, E.K. Orning, and J.K. Young. 2017. Greater sage-grouse nest survival in Northwestern Wyoming. The Journal of Wildlife Management. Online. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21296

Theimer, T.C., A.C. Dyer, B.W. Keeley, A.T. Gilbert, and D.L. Bergman. 2017. Ecological potential for rabies virus transmission via scavenging of dead bats by mesocarnivores.Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53(2):382-385.  doi:  10.7589/2016-09-203

Theimer, T.C., C.t. Williams, S.R. Johnson, a.t. Gilbert, D.L. Bergman, and C.L. Buck. 2017. Den use and heterothermy during winter in free-living, suburban, striped skunks. Journal of Mammology 98(3):867-373.  doi: 10.1093/jmammal/gyx009

Wallace, R.M., J. Mehal. Y. Nakazawa, S. Recuenco, B. Bakamutumaho, M. Osinubi, V. Tugumizemu, J.D. Blanton, A. Gilbert, and J. Wamala. 2017. The impact of poverty on dog ownership and access to canine rabies vaccination: results from a knowledge, attitudes and practices survey, Uganda 2013. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 6(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0306-2

Washburn, B.E., P.J. Cisar, and T.L. DeVault. 2017. Impact locations and damage to civil and military rotary-wing aircraft from wildlife strikes. Human-Wildlife Interactions 11(1):23-32.  

Williams, K.E., K.P. Huyvaert, and A.J. Piaggio. 2017. Clearing muddied waters:  Capture of environmental DNA from turbid waters. PloS One 12(7):e0179282.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179282

Witmer, G.W., R.A. Baldwin, and R.S. Moulton. 2017. Identifying possible alternative rodenticide baits to replace strychnine baits for pocket gophers in California. Crop Protection 92:203-206.  doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2016.09.014

Witmer, G.W., S. Raymond-Whish, R.S. Moulton, B.R. Pyzyna, E.M. Calloway, C.A. Dyer, L.P. Mayer, and P.B. Hoyer. 2017. Compromised fertility in free feeding of wild-caught Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) with a liquid bait containing 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide and triptolide. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 48(1):80-90.  doi: 10.1638/2015-0250.1

Xu, Yifei, A.M. Ramey, A.S. Bowman, T.J. DeLiberto, M.L. Killian, S. Krauss, J.M. Nolting, M.K. Torchetti, A.B. Reeves, R.J. Webby, D.E. Stallknecht, and X. Wan. 2017. Low-pathogenic influenza A viruses in North American diving ducks contribute to the emergence of a novel highly pathogenic influenza A(H7N8) virus. Journal of Virology 91(9): e02208-16

Yoder, C.A., R.E. Mauldin, J.P. Gionfriddo, K.A. Crane, D.A. Goldade and R.M. Engeman.  2017.  DiazaCon reduces black-tailed prairie dog reproduction in Colorado.  Wildlife Research 43:655-661.  doi:10.1071/WR15210


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