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Vulture Research Publications


Wostenberg, D.J., J.A. Fike, S.J. Oyler-McCance, M.L. Avery, and A.J. Piaggio. 2019. Development of microsatellite loci for two New World vultures (Cathartidae). BMC Research Notes 2019 12:257. doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4295-z


Zimmerman, G.S., B.A. Millsap, M.L. Avery, J.R. Sauer, M.C. Runge, and K.D. Richkus. 2019. Allowable take of black vultures in the Eastern United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 83(2):272-282. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21608



Hill, J.E., T.L. DeVault, J.C. Beasley, O.E. Rhodes Jr., and J.L. Belant. 2018. Roads do not increase carrion use by vertebrate scavenging community. Scientific Reports 8:16331. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34224-x


Avery, M.L. and M. Lowney. 2016. Vultures. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 17p.


Humphrey, J.S. and M.L. Avery. 2014. Improved satellite transmitter harness attachment technique . Journal of Raptor Research 48(3): 289-291.  doi: 10.3356/JRR-13-26.1.


Fischer. J.W., W.D. Walter, and M.L. Avery. 2013. Brownian bridge movement models to characterize birds' home ranges. The Condor 115(2):298-305.  doi: 10.1525/cond.2013.110168.



Walter, W.D., J.W. Fischer, J.S. Humphrey, T.S. Daughtery, M.P. Milleson, E.A. Tillman, and M.L. Avery. 2012. Using three-dimensional flight patterns at airfields to identify hotspots for avian-aircraft collisions. Applied Geography 35: 53-59.



AVERY, M. L., J. S. HUMPHREY, T. S. DAUGHTERY, J. W. FISCHER, M. P. MILLESON, E. A. TILLMAN, W. E. BRUCE, AND W. D. WALTER. 2011. Vulture flight behavior and implications for aircraft safety. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1581-1587.



BEASON, R. C., J. S. HUMPHREY, N. E. MYERS, AND M. L. AVERY. 2010. Synchronous monitoring of vulture movements with satellite telemetry and avian radar. Journal of Zoology 282:157-162. 774K


COOEY, C. K., J. A. FALLON, M. L. AVERY, J. T. ANDERSON, E. A. FALKENSTEIN, AND H. KLANDORF. 2010. Refinement of biomarker pentosidine methodology for use on aging birds. Human-Wildlife Interactions 4:304-314. 257K



RUNGE, M. C., J. R. SAUER, M. L. AVERY, B. F. BLACKWELL, AND M. D. KONEFF. 2009. Assessing allowable take of migratory birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:556-565. 268K



BLACKWELL, B. F., M. L. AVERY, B. D. WATTS, AND M. S. LOWNEY. 2007. Demographics of black vultures in North Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1976-1979. 76K



06-AVERY, M.L., J.S. HUMPHREY, M.P. MILLESON, and E.A. TILLMAN. 2006. Responses of black vultures to roost dispersal in Radford, VA. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 22: 239-243.


MILLESON, M. P., S. A. SHWIFF, and M. L. AVERY.  2006.  Vulture-cattle interactions – a survey of Florida ranchers.  Vertebrate Pest Conference 22:231-238.



AVERY, M. L. 2004. Trends in North America vulture populations. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 21:116-121. 352K


AVERY, M. L., AND J. L CUMMINGS. 2004. Livestock depredations by black vultures and golden eagles. Sheep and Goat Research Journal 19:58:63.


HUMPHREY, J. S., E. A. TILLMAN, AND M. L. AVERY. 2004. Vulture-cattle interactions at a central Florida ranch. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 21:122-125. (PDF; 262KB)



MAULDIN, R. E., B. A. KIMBALL, J. J. JOHNSTON, J. C. HURLEY, AND M. L. AVERY. 2003. Development of a synthetic materials mimic for vulture olfaction research. Proceedings: Wildlife Damage Management Conference. 10:430-438.



AVERY, M. L., J. S. HUMPHREY, E. A. TILLMAN, K. O. PHARES, AND J. E. HATCHER. 2002. Dispersing vulture roosts on communication towers. Journal of Raptor Research 36:45-50.


TILLMAN, E. A., J. S. HUMPHREY, AND M. L. AVERY. 2002. Use of vulture carcasses and effigies to reduce vulture damage to property and agriculture. Proceedings: Vertebrate Pest Conference 20:123-128.



HUMPHREY, J. S., M. L. AVERY, AND A. P. MCGRANE. 2000. Evaluating relocation as a vulture management tool in north Florida. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 19: 49-53.

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