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2014 Publications

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Berentsen, A.R., S. Bender, P. Bender, D. Bergman, K. Hausig, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Preference among 7 bait flavors delivered to domestic dogs in Arizona: Implications for oral rabies vaccination on the Navajo Nation. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. doi:10.1016/jveb.2014.03.001.

Berentsen, A.R., S.P. Brummer, J.K. Young, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Evaluation of six ONRAB® Ultralite bait flavor matrices delivered to coyotes (Canis latrans): Implications for oral rabies vaccination.  Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.  Online.  doi: 10.1016/j.jveb.2014. 05.004.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1558787814000665

Burnham, K.K., D.R. Sinnett, J.A. Johnson, J.L. Burnham, J.A. Baroch, and B.W. Konkel. 2014. New species records and changes in abundance of waterfowl in northwest Greenland. Polar Biology Online. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1520-z.

Engeman, R., M.L. Avery, and E. Jacobson. 2014. Weighing empirical and hypothetical evidence for assessing potential invasive species range limits: a review of the case of Burmese pythons in the USA. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Online. doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-3173-4.

Felix, Jr., R.K., S.L. Orzell, E.A. Tillman, R.M. Engeman, M.L. Avery. 2014. Fine-scale, spatial and temporal assessment methods for feral swine disturbances to sensitive plant communities in south-central Florida. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Online. doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-2956-y.

Lavelle, M.J., G.E. Phillips, J.W. Fischer, P.W. Burke, N.W. Seward, R.S. Stahl, T.A. Nichols, B.A. Wunder, K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Mineral licks: motivational factors for visitation and accompanying disease risk at communal use sites of elk and deer.  Environmental Geochemistry and Health. doi:10.1007/s10653-014-9600-0.

Lima, S.L., B.F. Blackwell, T.L. Devault, and E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2014. Animal reactions to oncoming vehicles: a conceptual review.  Abstract only. Biological Reviews.  doi:10.1111/brv.12093.

McClintic, L.F., J.D. Taylor, J.C. Jones, R.D. Singleton, and G. Wang. 2014. Effects of spatiotemporal resource heterogeneity on home range size of American beaver. Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1111/jzo.12128.

Miller L.A., K.A. Fagerstone, R.A. Wagner, and M. Finkler. 2013. Use of a GnRH vaccine, GonaCon™, for prevention and treatment of adrenocortical disease (ACD) in domestic ferrets. Vaccine. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.07.035.


2014 Research Publications

Allen, B.L., R.M. Engeman, and L.K-P. Leung.  2014. The short-term effects of a routine poisoning campaign on the movements and detectability of a social top-predator.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21:2178-2190. doi:10.1007/s11356-013-2118-7.

Baldwin, R.A., N. Quinn, D.H. Davis, and R.M. Engeman. 2014. Effectiveness of rodenticides for managing invasive roof rats and native deer mice in orchards.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(9):5795-5802.  doi:10.1007/s11356-014-2525-4.

Baruch-Mordo, S., K.R. Wilson, D.L. Lewis, J. Broderick, J.S. Mao, S.W. Breck. 2014. Stochasticity in natural forage production affects use of urban areas by black bears: implications to management of human-bear conflicts. PLoS ONE 9(1): e85122. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085122.

Berentsen, A.R., W.C. Pitt, J.D. Eisemann, R.M. Engeman. 2014. Longevity of rodenticide bait pellets in a tropical environment following a rat eradication program. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21:2283-2288. doi:10.1007/s11356-013-2148-1.

Berentsen, A.R., R.S. Miller, R. Misiewicz, J.L. Malmberg, M.R. Dunbar. 2014. Characteristics of white-tailed deer visits to cattle farms: implications for disease transmission at the wildlife-livestock interface. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60(2):161-170. doi:10.1007/s10344-013-0760-5.

Bevins, S.N., K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, T. Gidlewski, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Consequences associated with the recent range expansion of nonnative feral swine. BioScience Online 64(4):291-299.  doi:10.1093/biosci/biu015.

Biondi, K., J.L. Belant, J.A. Martin, T.L. DeVault, and G. Wang. 2014. Integrating mammalian hazards with management at U.S. civil airports: a case study. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):31-38.

Chastant, J.E., D.T. King, D.V.C.Weseloh, D.J. Moore. 2014. Population dynamics of Double-crested Cormorants in two interior breeding areas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(1):3-11. doi:10.1002/jwmg.628.

DeVault, T.L., P.M. Schmidt, F.E. Pogmore, J. Gobeille, J.L. Belant, and T.W. Seamans. 2014. Influence of egg oiling on colony presence of ring-billed gulls. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):22-30.

DeVault, T.L., B.F. Blackwell, T.W. Seamans, S.L. Lima, E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2014. Effects of vehicle speed on flight initiation by turkey vultures: Implications for bird-vehicle collisions. PLoS ONE 9(2):e87944. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087944.

DeVault, T.L., T.W. Seamans, J.A. Schmidt, J.L. Belant, B.F. Blackwell, N. Mooers, L.A. Tyson, and L. VanPelt. 2014. Bird use of solar photovoltaic installations at US airports: Implications for aviation safety. Landscape and Urban Planning 122:122-128.  doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.017.

Dowd, J.L.B., E.M.Gese, and L.M. Aubry. 2014. Winter space use of coyotes in high-elevation environments: behavioral adaptations to deep-snow landscapes. Journal of Ethology 32:29-41. doi:10.1007/s10164-013-0390-0.

Drey, K.M., J.A. Martin, J.L. Belant, T.L. DeVault, B.F. Blackwell. 2014. Interactions between wildlife and civil aircraft in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 13(1):156-165.

Ellis, C.K., R.S. Stahl, P. Nol, W.R. Waters, M.V. Palmer, J.C. Rhyan, K.C. VerCauteren, M. McCollum, M.D. Salman. 2014. A pilot study exploring the use of breath analysis to differentiate healthy cattle from cattle experimentally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. PloS One 9(2): e89280. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089280.

Ellison, J.A., A.T. Gilbert, S.Recuenco, D. Moran, D.A. Alvarez, N.Kuzmina, D.L. Garcia, L.F. Peruski, M.T. Mendonca, K.A. Lindblade, and C.E. Rupprecht. 2014. Bat Rabies in Guatemala. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(7):e3070.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003070.

Engeman, R.M. and C.J. Wiloth. 2014. Anthropogenic conditioning of Gray Jays to a nutritious, seasonal aquatic food source. Colorado Birds 48(3):227-229.

Engeman, R., T. Hershberger, S. Orzell, R. Felix, G. Killian, J. Woolard, J. Cornman, D. Romano, C. Huddleston, P. Zimmerman, C. Barre, E. Tillman, and M. Avery. 2014. Impacts from control operations on a recreationally hunted feral swine population at a large military installation in Florida. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(12):7689-7697.  doi 10.1007/s11356-014-2727-9.

Engeman, R.M., T. Guerrant, G. Dunn, S.F. Beckerman, C. Anchor. 2014. Benefits to rare plants and highway safety from annual population reductions of a "native invader," white-tailed deer, in a Chicago-area woodland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(2):1592-1597.  doi:10.1007/s11356-013-2056-4.

Feng, Z., J.A. Baroch, L.-P. Long, Y. Xu., F.L. Cunningham, K. Pedersen, M.W. Lutman, B.S. Schmit, A.S. Bowman, T.J. DeLiberto, and X.-F. Wan. 2014. Influenza A Subtype H3 viruses in feral swine, United States, 2011-2012. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(5):843-846. doi:10.3201/eid2005.131578.

Gese, E.M., C.M. Thompson. 2014. Does habitat heterogeneity in a multi-use landscape influence survival rates and density of a native mesocarnivore?  Plos ONE 9(6): e100500.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100500.

Goldade, D.A., R.S. Stahl, and J.J. Johnston. 2014. Determination of residue levels of alpha-chloralose in duck tissues. Human-Wildlife Interactions 8(1):123-129.

Gortazar, C., L.A. Reperant, T. Kuiken, J. de la Fuente, M. Boadella, B. Martínez-Lopez, F. Ruiz-Fons, A. Estrada-Peña, C. Drosten, G. Medley, R. Ostfeld, T. Peterson, K. VerCauteren, C. Menge, M. Artois, C. Schultsz, R. Delahay, J. Serra-Cobo, R. Poulin, F. Keck, A.A. Aguirre, H. Henttonen, A.P. Dobson, S. Kutz, J. Lubroth, A. Mysterud. 2014. Crossing the interspecies barrier: Opening the door to zoonotic pathogens. PLoS Pathogens, 10(6), art. no. e1004129.  doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004129.

Guillaumet, A., B.S. Dorr, G. Wang, and T.J. Doyle. 2014. The cumulative effects of management on the population dynamics of the Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus in the Great Lakes. Ibis 156(1):141-152. doi:10.1111/ibi.12109.

Jachowski, D.S., T.W. Mong, B.E. Washburn, J.H. Schulz, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2014. Evaluating the effect of short-term capture and handling on fecal glucocorticoid metabolite levels in Mourning Doves. Wildlife Biology in Practice 10(1):39-50.  doi: 10.2461/wbp.2014.10.5.

Kim, B.I., J.D. Blanton, A. Gilbert, L. Castrodale, K. Hueffer, D. Slate, and C.E. Rupprecht. 2014. A conceptual model for the impact of climate change on fox rabies in Alaska, 1980-2010. Zoonoses and Public Health 61:72-80.  doi:10.1111/zph.12044.

Kimball, B.A., M. Opiekun, K. Yamazaki, and G.K. Beauchamp. 2014. Immunization alters body odor. Physiology & Behavior 128:80-85. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.022.

Krause, S.K., D.A. Kelt, J.P. Gionfriddo, D.H. Van Vuren. 2014. Efficacy and health effects of a wildlife immunocontraceptive vaccine on fox squirrels. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(1):12-23. doi:10.1002/jwmg.635.

Lavelle, M.J.,  J.W. Fischer, G.E. Phillips, A.M. Hildreth, T.A. Campbell, D.G. Hewitt, S.E. Hygnstrom, and K.C. VerCauteren.  Assessing risk of disease transmission: Direct implications for an indirect science. Bioscience 64(6):524-530.  doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu055.

Linz, G.M., R.S. Sawin, and M.W. Lutman. 2014. The influence of breeding experience on nest success in Red-winged Blackbird. Western North American Naturalist 74(1):123-129.  doi: 10.3398/064.074.0113.

McCann, B.E., M.J. Malek, R.A. Newman, B.S. Schmit, S.R. Swafford, R.A. Sweitzer, and R.B. Simmons. 2014. Mitochondrial Diversity Supports Multiple Origins for Invasive Pigs. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(2):202-213. doi:10.1002/jwmg.651.

McClintic, L.F., G. Wang, J.D. Taylor, and J.C. Jones. 2014. Movement characteristics of American beavers (Castor canadensis). Behaviour 151:1249-1265. doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003183.

Mech, L.D., B.W. Christensen, C.S. Asa, M. Callahan, J.K. Young. 2014. Production of hybrids between western gray wolves and western coyotes. PloS One 9(2): e88861.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088861.

Musante, A.R., K. Pedersen, and P. Hall. 2014. First reports of pseudorabies and Winter Ticks (Dermacentor albipictus) associated with an emerging feral swine (Sus scrofa) population in New Hampshire. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(1):131-134. doi:10.75.89/2013-05-119.

O'Hear, M., L.Pote, M.Yost, C. Doffitt, T. King, and C.Panuska. 2014. Morphologic and molecular identifications of digenetic trematodes in Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from the Mississippi Delta. USA. Journal of Wildlife Disease 50(1):42-49. doi:10.7589/2012-10-249.

Olsson, M.J., J.N. Lundstrom, B.A. Kimball, A.R. Gordon, B. Karshikoff, N. Hosseini, K. Sorgonen, C.O. Hӧglund, C. Solares, A. Soop, J. Axelsson, and M. Lekander. 2014. The scent of disease: Human body odor contains an early chemosensory cue of sickness. Psychological Science 25(3):817-823.  doi:10.1177/0956797613515681.

Palmer, M.V., M.R. Stafne, W.R. Waters, T.C. Thacker, and G.E. Phillips. 2013. Testing a molasses-based bait for oral vaccination of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) against Mycobacterium bovis. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:265-270. doi:10.1007/s10344-013-0777-9.

Pedersen, K., C.R. Quance, S. Robbe-Austerman, A.J. Piaggio, S.N. Bevins, S.M. Goldstein, W.D. Gaston, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Identification of Brucella suis from feral swine in selected states in the USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2):171-179.  doi:10.7589/2013-09-235.

Pedersen, K., D.R. Marks, D.M. Arsnoe, C.L. Afonso, S.N. Bevins, P.J. Miller, A.R. Randall, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014.  Avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (Newcastle disease virus), avian influenza virus, and Salmonella spp. in mute swans (Cygnus olor) in the Great Lakes region and Atlantic coast of the United States.  Avian Diseases 58(1):129-136.  doi:10.1637/10638-081413-Reg.1.

Pepin, K.M., E. Spackman, J.D. Brown, K.L. Pabilonia, L.P. Garber, J.T. Weaver, D.A. Kennedy, K.A. Patyk, K.P. Huyvaert, R.S. Miller, A.B. Franklin, K. Pedersen, T.L. Bogich, P. Rohani, S.A. Shriner, C.T. Webb, and S. Riley. 2014. Using quantitative disease dynamics as a tool for guiding response to avian influenza in poultry in the United States of America. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113(4):376-397.  doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2013.11.011.

Piaggio, A.J., R.M. Engeman, M.W. Hopken, J.S. Humphrey, K.L. Keacher, W.E. Bruce, and M.L. Avery. 2014. Detecting an elusive invasive species: a diagnostic PCR to detect Burmese python in Florida waters and an assessment of persistence of environmental DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14:374–380. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12180.

Pitt, W.C., G.W. Witmer, S.M. Jojola, and H. Sin. 2014. Potential citric acid exposure and toxicity to Hawaiian hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus semotus) associated with Eleutherodactylus frog control. Ecotoxicology 23(3):429-436.  doi:10.1007/s10646-014-1208-8.

Poessel, S.A., E.M. Gese, and  J.K. Young. 2014. Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 157:127-136.  doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.05.001.

Rattner, B.A., K.E. Horak, R.S. Lazarus, D.A. Goldade, and J.J. Johnston. 2014.Toxicokinetics and coagulopathy threshold of the rodenticide diphacinone in Eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(1):74-81. doi:10.1002/etc.2390.

Root, J.J., S.A. Shriner, K.T. Bentler, T. Gidlewski, N.L. Mooers, J.W. Ellis, T.R. Spraker, K.K. VanDalen, H.J. Sullivan, and A.B. Franklin. 2014. Extended viral shedding of a low pathogenic Avian influenza virus by striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). PLoS ONE 9(1): e70639. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070639.

Scotch, M., Lam, T.T-Y., K.L. Pabilonia, T. Anderson, J. Baroch, D. Kohler, and T.J. DeLiberto. 2014. Diffusion of influenza viruses among migratory birds with a focus on the Southwest United States. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 26:185-193. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.05.029.

Seidler, R.G., E.M. Gese, and M.M. Conner. 2014. Using sterilization to change predation rates of wild coyotes: A test case involving pronghorn fawns.  Applied Animal Behaviour Science 154:83-92.  doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.02.006.

Shiels, A.B., W.C. Pitt, R.T. Sugihara, and G.W. Witmer. 2014. Biology and impacts of Pacific Island invasive species. 11. The Black Rat, Rattus rattus (Rodentia: Muridae). Pacific Science 68(2):145-184. doi:10.2984/68.2.1.

Shivik, John A. The Predator Paradox: Ending the war with wolves, bears, cougars, and coyotes. Beacon Press, Boston: 2014.

Shivik, J.A., L. Mastro, and J.K. Young. 2014. Animal attendance at M-44 sodium cyanide ejector sites for coyotes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(1):217-220. doi:10.1002/wsb.361.

Swirski, A.L., D.L. Pearl, M.L. Williams, H.J. Homan, G.M. Linz, N. Cernicchiaro, and J.T. LeJeune. Spatial epidemiology of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in dairy cattle in relation to night roosts of Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling) in Ohio, USA (2007-2009). Zoonoses and Public Health 61:427-435.  doi: 10.1111/zph.12092.

Taylor, J.D. and R.D. Singleton. 2014. The evolution of flow devices used to reduce flooding by beavers: A review. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(1):127-133.  doi:10.1002/wsb.363.

Tupper, S.K., S.J. Werner, J.C. Carlson, S.E. Petit, J.C. Wise, C.A. Lindell, and G.M. Linz. 2014. European starling feeding activity on repellent treated crops and pellets. Crop Protection 63:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.05.001.

Walter, W.D., R. Smith, M. Vanderklok, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Linking bovine tuberculosis on cattle farms to white-tailed deer and environmental variables using Bayesian hierarchical analysis. PLoS One 9(3): e90925.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090925.

Washburn, B.E., P.J. Cisar, and T.L. DeVault. 2014. Wildlife strikes with military rotary-wing aircraft during flight operations within the United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):311-320.  doi: 10.1002/wsb.409.

Werner, S.J., R. Buchholz, S.K. Tupper, S.E. Pettit, and J.W. Ellis. 2014. Functional significance of ultraviolet feeding cues in wild turkeys.Physiology and Behavior 123:162-167. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.10.010.

Werner, S.J., S.K.Tupper, S.E. Pettit, J.W. Ellis, J.C. Carlson, D.A. Goldade, N.M. Hofmann, H.J. Homan, and G.M. Linz. 2014. Application strategies for an anthraquinone-based repellent to protect oilseed sunflower crops from pest blackbirds. Crop Protection 59:63-70. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2014.01.016.

Williams, B.M., A. Berentsen, B.C. Shock, M.Teixiera, M.R. Dunbar, M.S. Becker, and M.J. Yabsley. 2014. Prevalence and diversity of Babesia, Hepatozoon, Ehrlichia, and Bartonella in wild and domestic carnivores from Zambia, Africa. Parasitology Research 113:911-918. doi:10.1007/s00436-013-3722-7.

Witmer, G.W. Evaluating habitat manipulations and rodenticides to protect seedlings from rodent damage at restored landfills in New York. 2014. Restoration Ecology 22(2):178-184.  doi:10.1111/rec.12056.

Witmer, G., K. Horak, and R. Moulton. 2014. New rodenticides: an update on recent research trials. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 15:79-85.

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