Title: Research Wildlife
4101 LaPorte Ave., Fort
Collins, CO, 80521
NWRC Research Project: Predator Research
Ph.D., Colorado State
M.S., University of
B.S., Colorado State
University, Fishery and Wildlife Biology (Statistics minor)
- Urban coyotes and
conflict in the Denver metro area
- Managing intraguild
predation of coyotes on black-footed ferrets
- Impacts of urban
development on movement, behavior, resource selection, and population biology
of black bears
- Quantifying and
mapping polar bear conflict in Alaska
Dr. Stewart Breck is a
researcher for the USDA-National Wildlife Research Center and his research is
focused on carnivore ecology and behavior and minimizing conflict between
carnivores and people. Studies include testing nonlethal methods for preventing
conflict, measuring the impact of carnivores on livestock, influence of urban
environments on carnivore ecology, and population biology and behavioral
ecology of carnivores.
Baruch-Mordo, S., C. T.
Webb, S. W. Breck, and K. R. Wilson. 2013. Use of Patch Selection Models as a
Decision Support Tool to Evaluate Mitigation Strategies of Human-Wildlife
Conflict. Biological Conservation 160: 263-271.
Breck, S., P. Clark, L.
Howery, D. Johnson, B. Kluever, S. Smallidge, and A. Cibils. 2012. "A
Perspective on Livestock Wolf Interactions on Western Rangelands." Rangelands 34
Breck, S. W., M. I.
Goldstein, and S. Pyare. 2012. "Site-Occupancy Monitoring of an Ecosystem
Indicator: Linking Characteristics of Riparian Vegetation to Beaver
Occurrence." Western North American Naturalist 72 (4): 432-441.
Clark, L., P. J.
Savarie, J. A. Shivik, S. W. Breck, and B. S. Dorr. 2012. "Efficacy,
Effort, and Cost Comparisons of Trapping and Acetaminophen-Baiting for Control
of Brown Treesnakes on Guam." Human-Wildlife Interactions 6
Kluever, B. M., L.
Lagos, S. W. Breck, D. L. Bergman, L. D. Howery, M. L. Sanmartin, and F.
Bárcena. 2012. "Integrity and Retention of Ear-Tag Radiotransmitters in
Domestic Cattle and Feral Horses." Wildlife Society Bulletin 36
Atwood, T. C., J. K.
Young, J. P. Beckmann, S. W. Breck, J. Fike, O. E. Rhodes, and K. D. Bristow.
2011. "Modeling Connectivity of Black Bears in a Desert Sky Island
Archipelago." Biological Conservation 144 (12):
Baruch-Mordo, S., S. W.
Breck, K. R. Wilson, and J. Broderick. 2011. "The Carrot Or the Stick?
Evaluation of Education and Enforcement as Management Tools for Human-Wildlife
Conflicts." PLoS ONE 6 (1)..
Biggins, D. E., T. M.
Livieri, and S. W. Breck. 2011. "Interface between Black-Footed Ferret
Research and Operational Conservation." Journal of Mammalogy 92
Breck, S. W., B. M.
Kluever, M. Panasci, J. Oakleaf, T. Johnson, W. Ballard, L. Howery, and D. L.
Bergman. 2011. "Domestic Calf Mortality and Producer Detection Rates in
the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area: Implications for Livestock Management and
Carnivore Compensation Schemes." Biological Conservation 144
Cariappa, C. A., J. K.
Oakleaf, W. B. Ballard, and S. W. Breck. 2011. "A Reappraisal of the
Evidence for Regulation of Wolf Populations." Journal of Wildlife
Management 75 (3): 726-730.
Panasci, M., W. B.
Ballard, S. Breck, D. Rodriguez, L. D. Densmore III, D. B. Wester, and R. J.
Baker. 2011. "Evaluation of Fecal DNA Preservation Techniques and Effects
of Sample Age and Diet on Genotyping Success." Journal of Wildlife
Management 75 (7): 1616-1624.
Poessel, S. A., S. W.
Breck, D. E. Biggins, T. M. Livieri, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2011.
"Landscape Features Influence Postrelease Predation on Endangered
Black-Footed Ferrets." Journal of Mammalogy 92 (4):
Lance, N. J., S. W.
Breck, C. Sime, P. Callahan, and J. A. Shivik. 2010. "Biological,
Technical, and Social Aspects of Applying Electrified Fladry for Livestock
Protection from Wolves (Canis Lupus)." Wildlife Research 37