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  • Midway, S. M., T. Wagner. and Tracy, B. 2014. A hierarchical community occurrence model for North Carolina stream fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:1348-1357.  | Download  | 
  • Midway, S., T. Wagner, B. H. Tracy, G. M. Hogue, and W.C. Starnes. Accepted. Evaluating changes in stream fish species richness over a 50-year time-period within a landscape context.  | Abstract | 
  • Filstrup, C.T., T. Wagner, P.A. Soranno, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, K.E. Webster, and J.A. Downing. 2014. Regional variability among nonlinear chlorophyll-phosphorus relationships in lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 59:1691-1703.  | Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Walter, WD,, Kurle, CM, Hopkins III, JB. 2014. Applications of stable isotope analysis in mammalian ecology. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 50(3):287-290.
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  • Walter, W.D. 2014. Use of stable isotopes to identify dietary differences and subpopulations of a free-ranging generalist herbivore. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 50(3):399-413.
  • Perles, S. J., T. Wagner, B. J. Irwin, D. R. Manning, K. K. Callahan, and M. R. Marshall. 2014. Evaluation of a regional monitoring program's statistical power to detect temporal trends in forest health indicators. Environmental Management 54:641-655. doi:10.​1007/​s00267-014-0313-z  | Download  | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., T. Wagner and G. E. Stauffer. 2014. Setting Objectives for Managing Key Deer. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-106-2014,Washington, D.C.  | Download  | 
  • Deweber, J.T. and T. Wagner. 2014. A regional neural network model for predicting mean daily river water temperature. Journal of Hydrology 517:187-200.  | Download  | 
  • Johnson, H.E., J.W. Fischer, M Hammond, P. Dorsey, W. D. Walter, C.W. Anderson, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Evaluation of techniques to reduce deer and elk damage to agricultural crops. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):358–365.  | Abstract | 
  • Hill, J. M., J. F. Egan, G. E. Stauffer, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2014. Habitat availability is a more plausible explanation than insecticide acute toxicity for U.S. grassland bird species declines. PLoS ONE 9(5): e98064. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098064  | Download  | 
  • Robinson, K. F., D. R. Diefenbach, A. K. Fuller, J. E. Hurst, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2014. Can managers compensate for coyote predation of white-tailed deer? Journal of Wildlife Management 78:571–579.  | Download  | 
  • Deweber, J.T., Y., Tsang, D.M. Krueger, J.B. Whittier, T. Wagner, D.M. Infante, and G. Whelan. 2014. Importance of understanding landscape biases in USGS gage locations: Implications and solutions for managers. Fisheries 39:155-163.  | Download  | 
  • Lottig, N.R., T. Wagner, E.N. Henry, K. Spence Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, et al. 2014 Long-Term Citizen-Collected Data Reveal Geographical Patterns and Temporal Trends in Lake Water Clarity. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95769. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095769.  | Download  | 
  • Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Casalena, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford. 2014. Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 4:1439-1450.  | Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Wagner, T., J.T. Deweber, J. Detar, D. Kristine, and J.A. Sweka. 2014. Spatial and Temporal Dynamics in Brook Trout Density: Implications for Population Monitoring. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:258-269.  | Download  | 
  • 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.  | Abstract | 
  • Levy, O., B.A. Ball, B. Bond-Lamberty, K.S. Cheruvelil, A.O. Finley, N. Lottig, S.W. Punyasena, J. Xiao, J. Zhou, L.B. Buckley, C.T. Filstrup, T. Keitt, J.R. Kellner, A.K. Knapp, A.D. Richardson, D. Tcheng, M. Toomey, R. Vargas, J.W. Voordeckers, T. Wagner, J.W. Williams. 2014. Approaches to advance scientific understanding of macrosystems ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:15-23.  | Download  | 
  • Soranno, P.A., K. Spence Cheruvelil, E. Bissell, M. Tate-Bremigan, J.A. Downing, C.E. Fergus, C. Filstrup, N.R. Lottig, E.N. Henry, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, P.N. Tan, T. Wagner, and K.E. Webster. 2014. Cross-scale interactions: A conceptual framework for understanding multi-scaled cause-effect relationships in macrosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:65-73.  | Download  | 
  • Hill, J. M., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2013. Occupancy patterns of declining grassland sparrow populations in a fragmented and forested landscape. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12210  | Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Detar, J., D. Kristine, T. Wagner, and T. Greene. 2014. Evaluation of Catch-and-Release Regulations on Brook Trout in Pennsylvania Streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:49-56.  | Download  | 
  • Hill, J. M., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2013. Experimental removal of woody vegetation does not increase nesting success or fledgling production in two grassland sparrows (Ammodramus) in Pennsylvania. Auk 130:764-773.  | Download  | 
  • McClintock, B. T., J. M. Hill, L. Fritz, K. Chumbley, K. Luxa, and D. R. Diefenbach. Mark-resight abundance estimation under incomplete identification ofmarked individuals. Methods in Ecology and Evolutio. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12140.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., L. A. Hansen, C. Miller-Butterworth, J. H. Bohling, R. J. Warren, and M. J. Conroy. 2013. Re-introduction of bobcats to Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA: status and lessons learned after 25 years.  Pages 235-240 in P. S. Soorae, editor. Global re-introduction Perspectives: 2013. Further Case Studies from Around the Globe. IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, UAE. 282pp.   | Download  | 
  • Fernandez, C.W., M.L. McCormack, J.M. Hill, S.G. Pritchard, and R.T. Koide. 2013. On the persistence of Cenococcum geophilum ectomycorrhizas and its implications for forest carbon and nutrient cycles. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 65:141-143.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Wagner, T., B. J. Irwin, J. R. Bence, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Detecting temporal trends in freshwater fisheries surveys: statistical power and the important linkages between management questions and monitoring objectives. Fisheries 38:309-319.  | Download  | 
  • Mollenhauer, R., T. Wagner, M.V. Kepler, J.A. Sweka. 2013. Fall and early winter movement and habitat use of wild brook trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:1167-1178.  | Download  | 
  • Berentsen, A.R., M.R. Dunbar, C.E. Fitzpatrick, W.D. Walter. 2013. Spatial ecology of urban raccoons in Northeastern Ohio: implications for oral rabies vaccination. Prairie Naturalist 45(1): 39-45.  | Abstract | 
  • Fischer, J.W., W.D. Walter, M.A. Avery. 2013. Brownian bridge movement models to characterize home ranges of avian species. The Condor 115(2): 298-305.  | Abstract | 
  • Walter, W.D., J.W. Fischer, T.J. Zimmerman, S.E. Hygnstrom, J.A. Jenks, K.C. VerCauteren. 2013. Topographic home range of large mammals: is planimetric home range still a viable method? Prairie Naturalist 45(1): 21-27.  | Abstract | 
  • Walter,W.D. ,Fischer,J.W. Anderson,C.W., Marks,D.R., Deliberto,T., Robbe-Austerman,S., VerCauteren,K.C. 2013. Surveillance and movements of Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in the bovine tuberculosis region of Michigan. Epidemiology and Infection, Special Issue on TB, 141(7): 1498-1508.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Hill, J. M., J. Walsh, A. I. Kovach, and C. S. Elphick. 2013. Male-skewed sex ratio in in Saltmarsh Sparrow nestlings. The Condor 115(2): 411-420.  | Abstract | 
  • Norton, A. S., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, and B. D. Wallingford. 2013. Incorporating Harvest Rates into the Sex-Age-Kill Model for White-tailed Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:606-615.  | Download  | 
  • Wagner, T., J.T. Deweber, J. Detar, and J.A. Sweka. 2013. Landscape-scale evaluation of asymmetric interactions between brown trout and brook trout using two-species occupancy models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:353-361.  | Download  | 
  • Irwin, B.J., T. Wagner, J.R. Bence, M.V. Kepler, W. Liu, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Estimating spatial and temporal components of variation for fisheries count data using negative binomial mixed models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:171-183.  | Download  | 
  • Sweka, J.A., T. Wagner, J. Detar, and D. Kristine. 2012. Combining Field Data with Computer Simulations to Determine a Representative Reach for Brook Trout Assessment. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:209-222.
  • Walter, W.D., C. W. Anderson, R. Smith, M. Vanderklok, J. Averill, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2012. On-farm mitigation of transmission of tuberculosis from white-tailed deer to cattle: literature review and recommendations. Veterinary Medicine International Article ID 616318.  | Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Walter, W.D., C.W. Anderson, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2012. Evaluation of remote delivery of passive infrared transponder (PIT) technology to mark large mammals. Plos ONE 7(9): e44838  | Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Henningsen, J.C., A.L. Williams, C.M. Tate, S.A. Kilpatrick, and W.D. Walter. 2012. Distribution and prevalence of Elaeophora schneideri in moose in Wyoming. Alces 48:35-44
  • Walter, W.D., J.W. Fischer, M.A. Avery J.S. Humphrey, T.S. Daughtery, M.P. Milleson, and E.A. Tillman. 2012. Using three-dimensional flight patterns at airfields to identify hotspots for avian-aircraft collisions. Applied Geography 35:53-59.  | Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., M. Casalena, M. Schiavone, M. Reynolds, R. Eriksen, W. C. Vreeland, B. Swift, R. C. Boyd. 2012. Variation in Spring Harvest Rates of Male Wild Turkeys in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:514-522.  | Abstract | 
  • Norton, A. S., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry. 2012. Spatio-Temporal Variation in Male White-Tailed Deer Harvest Rates in Pennsylvania: Implications for Estimating Abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:136-143.  | Abstract | 
  • Rennie, M.D., M.P. Ebener, and T. Wagner. 2012. Can migration mitigate the effects of ecosystem change? Patterns of dispersal, energy acquisition and allocation in Great Lakes lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). Proceedings of the 10th Annual Coregonid Symposium. Advances in Limnology 63:455-476.  | Download  | 
  • Hill, J.M., and C.S. Elphick. 2012. Are grassland passerines especially susceptible to negative transmitter impacts? Wildlife Society Bulletin 35: 362-367.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Wagner, T., D.R. Diefenbach, A.S. Norton, and S.A. Christensen. 2011. Using multilevel models to quantify heterogeneity in resource selection. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1788-1796.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Rosenberry, C. S., A. S. Norton, D. R. Diefenbach, J. T. Fleegle, and B. D. Wallingford. 2011. White-tailed deer population trends and age ratios as herd management and predator impact measures in Pennsylvania. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:461-468.  | Abstract | 
  • Walter, W.D., J.W. Fischer, S. Baruch-Mordo, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2011. What is the proper method to delineate home range of an animal using today’s advanced GPS telemetry systems: the initial step. In: Modern telemetry, Intech, Open Access Publisher.  | Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • VerCauteren, K.C., C.W. Anderson, T.R. Van Deelen, D. Drake, W.D. Walter, S.M. Vantassel, and S.E. Hygnstrom. 2011. Regulated commercial harvest to manage overabundant white-tailed deer: an idea to consider? Wildlife Society Bulletin 35(3):185–194.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., and S. M. Shea. 2011. Managing white-tailed deer: eastern North America. Pages 481-500 in D. G. Hewitt, editor. Biology and Management of White-tailed Deer. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
  • 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 to aircraft safety. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(7): 1581–1587.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, K.E. Webster, and K. Spence Cheruvelil. 2011. Landscape drivers of regional variation in the relationship between total phosphorus and chlorophyll in lakes. Freshwater Biology 56:1811-1824.  | Abstract | 
  • Stauffer, G. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. Marshall, and D. Brauning. 2011. Nest success of grassland sparrows on reclaimed surface mines. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:548-557.  | Abstract | 
  • Soranno, P.A., T. Wagner, S. Martin, L. McLean, L. Novitski,C. Provence, and A. Rober. 2011. Quantifying regional reference conditions for freshwater ecosystem management: A comparison of approaches and future research needs. Lake and Reservoir Management 27:138-148.  | Abstract | 
  • Wagner, T., and J.A. Sweka. 2011.Evaluation of hypotheses for describing temporal trends in Atlantic salmon parr densities in Northeast U.S. Rivers. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:340–351.  | Abstract | 
  • Walter, W.D., J. Beringer, L.P. Hansen, J.W. Fischer, J.J. Millspaugh, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2011. Factors affecting space use overlap by white-tailed deer in an urban landscape. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 25(3):379–392.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Walter, W.D., D.M. Baasch, S.E. Hygnstrom, B.D. Trindle, A.J. Tyre, J.J. Millspaugh, C.J. Frost, J.R. Boner, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2011. Space use of sympatric deer in a riparian ecosystem in an area chronic wasting disease is endemic. Wildlife Biology 17(2):191–209.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Walter, W.D., D.P. Walsh, M.L. Farnsworth, D.L. Winkelman, and M. W. Miller. 2011. Soil clay content underlies prion infection odds. Nature Communications 2:200.
  • Walter, W.D., M.J. Lavelle, J.W. Fischer, T..J. Johnson, S.E. Hygnstrom, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2010. Management of damage by elk (Cervus elaphus) in North America: a review. Wildlife Research 37(8):630–646.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R. 2010. Snowshoe hare. Pages 386-389 in M. A. Steele, M. C. Brittingham, T. J. Maret, and J. F. Merritt, editors. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Marshall, M. R., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2010. Grasshopper sparrow. Pages 316-320 in M. A. Steele, M. C. Brittingham, T. J. Maret, and J. F. Merritt, editors. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Marshall, M. R., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2010. Henslow’s sparrow. Pages 159-162 in M. A. Steele, M. C. Brittingham, T. J. Maret, and J. F. Merritt, editors. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Pennsylvania: A Complete Guide to Species of Conservation Concern. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • Davis, C. A., D. M. Leslie, Jr., W. D. Walter, and A. E. Graber. 2010. Mountain biking trail use affects reproductive success of nesting gold-cheeked warblers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:465-474.
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford, C. S. Rosenberry. 2010. Influence of Roads, Rivers, and Mountains on Natal Dispersal of White-tailed Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1242-1249.  | Abstract | 
  • Weiderholt, R., R. Fernandez-Duque, D. R. Diefenbach, and R. Rudran. 2010. Modeling the impacts of hunting on the population dynamics of red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus). Ecological Modelling 221:2482-2290.
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  • Soranno, P.A., K. Spence Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner, and C.A. Stow. 2010. Freshwater Ecosystem Classification for Landscape-scale Management. BioScience 60:440-454.
  • Wagner, T., and 7 coauthors. 2010. Spatial and temporal dynamics of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) health measures: linking individual-based indicators to a management-relevant endpoint. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:121-134.  | Abstract | 
  • Miksis-Olds, J. L. and T. Wagner. 2010. Behavioral response of manatees to variations in environmental sound levels. Marine Mammal Science 27: 130–148  | Abstract | 
  • Walter, W. D., D. M. Leslie, Jr., E. C. Hellgren, and D. M. Engle. 2010. Identification of subpopulations of North American elk (Cervus elaphus) using multiple lines of evidence: habitat use, dietary choice, and fecal stable isotopes. Ecological Research 25:789-800.
  • Stauffer, G. E., M. R. Marshall, D. R. Diefenbach, and D. W. Brauning. 2010. Reclaimed surface mine habitat and grassland bird populations. Pages 86-96 in S. K. Majumdar, T. L. Master, M. C. Brittingham, R. M. Ross, R. S. Mulvihill, and J. E Huffman, eds. Avian Ecology and Conservation: A Pennsylvania focus with national implications. Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Walter, W. D., T. J. Zimmerman, D. M. Leslie, Jr., and J. A. Jenks. 2009. Dietary response of sympatric deer to fire using stable isotope analysis of liver tissue. Wildlife Biology in Practice 5:128-135.
  • Diefenbach, D.R., L.A. Hansen, R.J. Warren, M.J. Conroy, and M.G. Nelms. 2009. Restoration of bobcats to Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA: Lessons learned and evidence for the role of bobcats as keystone predators. Pages 423-435 in A. Vargas, C. Breitenmoser and U. Breitenmoser (editors). Iberian Lynx Ex situ Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Fundación Biodiversidad, Madrid, Spain.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Spraker, T. R., K. C. VerCauteren, T. L. Gidlewski, R. D. Munger, W. D. Walter, A. Balachandran, and K. I. O’Rourke. 2009. Impact of age and sex of Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) on follicle counts from rectal mucosal biopsies for preclinical detection of chronic wasting disease. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 21(6): 868−870.
  • Walter, W.D., and D.M. Leslie, Jr. 2009. Stable isotope ratio analysis to differentiate temporal diets of a free-ranging herbivore. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 23(14): 2190−2194
  • Walter, W.D., K.C. VerCauteren, H. Campa, III, W.R. Clark, J.W. Fischer, S.E. Hygnstrom, N.E. Mathews, C.K. Nielsen, E.M. Schauber, T.R. Van Deelen, and S.R. Winterstein. 2009. Regional assessment on influence of landscape configuration and connectivity on range size of white-tailed deer. Landscape Ecology. 24(10): 1405−1420
  • Ward, A.I., K.C. VerCauteren, W.D. Walter, E. Gilot-Fromont, S. Rossi, G. Edwards-Jones, M. Lambert, M.R. Hutchings, and R.J. Delahay. 2009. Options for the control of disease 3: targeting the environment. Pages 147−168 in R.J. Delahay, M.R. Hutchings, and G.C. Smith (eds) Management of disease in wild mammals. Springer.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., M. J. Casalena, M. Schiavone, D. Swanson, M. Reynolds, R. C. Boyd, R. Eriksen, and B. Swift. 2009. Loss of butt-end leg bands on male wild turkeys. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:996-999.  | Abstract | 
  • Millspaugh, J. J., J. R. Skalski, R. L. Townsend, D. R. Diefenbach, M. S. Boyce, L. P. Hansen, and K. Kammermeyer. 2009. An evaluation of Sex-Age-Kill (SAK) model performance. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:442-451.  | Abstract | 
  • Wagner, T., C.S. Vandergoot, and J. Tyson. 2009. Evaluating the Power to Detect Temporal Trends in Fishery-Independent Surveys: A Case Study Based on Gillnets Set in the Ohio Waters of Lake Erie for Walleye. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:805-816.  | Abstract | 
  • Rosenberry, C. S., E. S. Long, H. M. Hassel-Finnegan, V. P. Buonaccorsi, D. R. Diefenbach, and B. D. Wallingford. 2009. Lack of mother–offspring relationships in white-tailed deer capture groups. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:357-361.  | Abstract | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R. 2009. Estimating avian population size using Bowden’s estimator. Auk 126:211-217.  | Abstract | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., E. S. Long, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and D. R. Smith. 2008. Modeling the distribution of dispersal distances in male white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1296-1303.  | Abstract | 
  • Hassinger, J. D., C. M. Butchkoski, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2008. Managing surface rock communities for Neotoma magister. Pages 213-246 in J. Wright and J. Peles, editors. The Allegheny Woodrat: Ecology, Conservation, and Management of a Declining Species. Springer-Verlag, New York, USA.
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, and B. D. Wallingford. 2008. Multiple proximate and ultimate causes of natal dispersal in white-tailed deer. Behavioral Ecology 19:1235-1242 doi:10. 1093/beheco/arn082.  | Abstract | 
  • Stedman, R. C., P. Bhandari, A. E. Luloff, D. R. Diefenbach, and J. C. Finley. 2008. Deer hunting on Pennsylvania's public and private lands: a two-tiered system of hunters? Human Dimensions of Wildlife 13:222-233.
  • Brenden, T. O., T. Wagner, and B.R. Murphy. 2008. Generalized linear mixed modeling as a framework for analyzing proportional size structure index data. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:1233-1242.  | Abstract | 
  • Wagner, T., M.E. Benbow, T.O. Brenden, J. Qi, and R.C. Johnson. 2008. Buruli ulcer disease prevalence in Benin, West Africa: associations with land use/cover and the identification of disease clusters. International Journal of Health Geographics 7:25.  | Abstract | 
  • Spence Cheruvelil, K., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner, and S.L. Martin. 2008. Grouping lakes for water quality assessment and monitoring: the roles of regionalization and spatial scale. Environmental Management 41:425-440.  | Abstract | 
  • Wagner, T., M.E. Benbow, M. Burns, R.W. Merritt, J. Qi, P.L.C. Small, and R.C. Johnson. 2008. A landscape-based model for predicting Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer) presence in Benin, West Africa. EcoHealth 5:69-79.  | Abstract | 
  • Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, K. Spence Cheruvelil, B. Renwick, K. Webster, P. Vaux, and R. Abbitt. 2008. Quantifying sample biases of inland lake sampling programs in relation to lake surface area and land use/cover. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 131-147.  | Abstract | 
  • Conn, P. B., D. R. Diefenbach, J. L. Laake, M. A. Ternent, and G. C. White. 2008. Bayesian analysis of wildlife age-at-harvest data. Biometrics 64:1170-1177.
  • Conn, P. B., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2007. Adjusting age and stage distributions for misclassification errors. Ecology 88:1977-1983.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., M. R. Marshall, J. A. Mattice, and D. W. Brauning. 2007. Incorporating availability for detection in estimates of bird abundance. Auk 124:96-106.
  • Mahan, C. G. D. R. Diefenbach, and W. Cass. 2007. Evaluating and revising a long-term monitoring program for vascular plants: lessons from Shenandoah National Park. Natural Areas Journal 27:16-24.
  • Wagner, T., J.R. Bence, M.T. Bremigan, D.B. Hayes, and M.J. Wilberg. 2007. Regional trends in fish mean length at age: components of variance and the power to detect trends. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:968-978.
  • Wagner, T., Bremigan, M. T., Spence Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P. A., Nate, N. N., and Breck, J. E. 2007. A multilevel modeling approach to assessing regional and local landscape features for lake classification and assessment of fish growth rates. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 130:437-454.
  • Bhandari, P., R. C. Stedman, A. E. Luloff, J. C. Finley, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2006. Effort versus motivation: factors affecting antlered and antlerless deer harvest success in Pennsylvania. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11:423-436.
  • Peterson, D. L. J. T. Peterson, and R. F. Carline. 2006. Effects of zooplankton density on survival of stocked walleye fry in five Pennsylvania reservoirs. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 21:121-129.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., L. A. Hansen, R. J. Warren, and M. J. Conroy. 2006. Spatial organization of a reintroduced population of bobcats. Journal of Mammalogy. 87:394-401.
  • Counahan, D. F., R. F. Carline, and J. W. Reid. 2006. The occurrence of the calanoid copepod Eurytemora affinis (Poppe) in the upper Ohio River. Northeastern Naturalist 12:541-545.
  • Kocovsky, P. M., and R. F. Carline. 2006. Influence of landscape-scale factors in limiting brook trout populations in Pennsylvania streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:76-88.
  • Congleton, J. L., and T. Wagner. 2006. Blood-chemistry indicators of nutritional status in juvenile salmonids. Journal of Fish Biology 69:473-790.
  • Wagner, T. A.K. Jubar, and M.T. Bremigan. 2006. Can habitat alteration and spring angling explain black bass nest distribution and success? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:843-852.
  • Wagner, T., D.B. Hayes, and M.T. Bremigan. 2006. Accounting for multilevel data structures in fisheries data using mixed models. Fisheries 31:180-187.
  • Walter, W. D., R. L. Bryant, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. 2005. Unusual documentation of elk behaviors using automated cameras. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 85:81-83.
  • Carline, R. F. 2004. Review of 'Electrofishing and its harmful effects on fish'. By D. E. Snyder. U. S. Geological Survey, USGS/BRD/ITR-2003-0002. In Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1539-1540.
  • Kocovsky, P. M., and R. F. Carline. Stream pH as an abiotic gradient influencing distributions of trout in Pennsylvania streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1299-1312.
  • Casalena, M. J., M. A. Lowles, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2005. Factors suppressing a wild turkey population in southcentral Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the Ninth Wild Turkey Symposium 9:135-144.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., C. B. Swope, J. C. Finley, A. E. Luloff, H. C. Zinn, G. J. San Julian, and R. Stedman. 2005. Bear and Deer Hunter Density and Distribution on Public Land in Pennsylvania. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 10:201-212.
  • Carline, R. F., and M. C. Walsh. 2004. Responses of streams to riparian restoration in the Spring Creek watershed, central Pennsylvania. Pages 63-64, in Moore, S. E., R. F. Carline, and J. Dillon, eds. Working together to ensure the future of wild trout. Proceedings of Wild Trout VIII Symposium -30th Anniversary, 2004 September 20-22; Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
  • Moore, S. E., R. F. Carline, and J. Dillon, editors. Working together to ensure the future of wild trout. Proceedings of Wild Trout VIII Symposium -30th Anniversary, 2004 September 20-22; Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
  • Long, E. S., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and M. D. Grund. 2005. Landscape structure influences dispersal distance of white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 86:623-629.
  • Walter, W. D., D. M. Leslie, Jr., J. H. Herner-Thogmartin, K. G. Smith, and M. E. Cartwright. 2005. Efficacy of immobilizing free-ranging elk with Telazol and xylazine hydrochloride using tranmitter-equipped darts. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41:395-400.
  • Zabel, R.W., T. Wagner, J.L. Congleton, S.G. Smith, and S.G. Williams. 2005. Survival and selection of migrating salmon from capture-recapture models with individual traits. Ecological Applications 15:1427-1439.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., J. L. Laake, and G. L. Alt. 2004. Spatio-temporal and demographic variation in the harvest of black bears: implications for population estimation. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:947-959.
  • Rosenberry, C. S., D. R. Diefenbach, B. D. Wallingford. 2004. Reporting rate variability and precision of white-tailed deer harvest estimates in Pennsylvania. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:860-869.
  • Stedman, R., D. R. Diefenbach, C. B. Swope, J. C. Finley, A. E. Luloff, H. C. Zinn, G. A. Wang. 2004. Integrating wildlife and human dimensions research methods to study hunters. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:762-773.
  • Long, E. S., R. A. Sweitzer, D. R. Diefenbach, and M. Ben-David. 2005. Anthropogenic CO2 alters bone collagen delta-13C of mountain lions: controlling for atmospheric variation in stable isotope studies. Oecologia 146:148-156.
  • Marshall, M. R., D. R. Diefenbach, L. A. Wood, and R. J. Cooper. 2004. Annual survival estimation of migratory songbirds confounded by incomplete breeding site-fidelity: study designs that may help. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 27:59-72.
  • Copeland, T., and R. F. Carline. 2004. Relationship of lipid content to size and condition of walleye fingerlings from natural and aquacultural environments. North American Journal of Aquaculture 66: 237-242.
  • Vreeland, J. K., D. R. Diefenbach, and B. D. Wallingford. 2004. Survival rates, mortality causes, and habitats of Pennsylvania white-tailed deer fawns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:542-553.
  • Carline, R. F., P. M. Barry, and H. G. Ketola. 2004. Dietary uptake of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by rainbow trout. North American Journal of Aquaculture 66:91-99.
  • Mattice, J. A., D. W. Brauning, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2005. Abundance of grassland sparrows on reclaimed surface mines in western Pennnsylvania. Pages (504-510) in C. J. Ralph and T. D. Rich, editors. Pacific Southwest Research Station, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-191.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., C. S. Rosenberry, and R. C. Boyd. 2004. Efficacy of detecting Chronic Wasting Disease via sampling hunter-killed white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:267-272.
  • Argent, D. G., and R. F. Carline. 2004. Fish assemblage changes in relation to watershed landuse disturbance. Aquatic Ecosystem Health Management 7:101-114. .
  • Wagner, T., and J.L. Congleton. 2004. Blood-chemistry correlates of nutritional condition, tissue damage, and stress in migrating juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61:1066-1074.
  • Wagner, T., J.L. Congleton, and D.M. Marsh. 2004. Smolt-to-adult return rates of juvenile chinook salmon transported through the Snake-Columbia River hydropower system, USA, in relation to densities of co-transported juvenile steelhead. Fisheries Research 68:259-270.
  • Walter, W. D., H. J. Kilpatrick, and M. A. Gregonis. 2003. Does immunocontraception improve condition of free-ranging white-tailed deer? Journal of Wildlife Management 67:762-766.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., C. O. Kochanny, J. K. Vreeland, and B. D. Wallingford. 2003. Evaluation of an expandable, breakaway radiocollar for white-tailed deer fawns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:756-761.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., D. W. Brauning, J. A. Mattice. 2003. Variability in Grassland Bird Counts Related to Observer Differences and Species Detection Rates. Auk 120:1168-1179.
  • Giesy, J. P., E. M. Snyder, K. M. Nichols, S. A. Snyder, S. A. Villalobos, P. D. Jones, and S. D. Fitzgerald. 2003. Examination of reproductive endpoints in goldfish (Carassius auratus) exposed in situ to municipal sewage treatment plant effluent discharges in Michigan, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22(10):2416-2431.
  • Carline, R. F., and B. J. McCullough. 2003. Effects of floods on brook trout populations in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1014-1020.
  • Walter, W. D., and D. M. Leslie, Jr. 2002. Harvest strategies and numbers of elk (Cervus elaphus) in Oklahoma, 1987-2201. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 82:89-94.
  • Argent, D. G., J. A. Bishop, J. R. Stauffer, Jr., R. F. Carline, and W. L. Myers. 2003. Predicting freshwater fish distributions using landscape-level variables. Fisheries Research 60:17-32.
  • Walter, W.D., P.J. Pekins, A.T. Rutberg, and H.J. Kilpatrick. Evaluation of immunocontraceptive adjuvants, titers, and fecal pregnancy indicators in free-ranging white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:908-914.
  • Shuter, B. J., R. F. Carline, and N. A. McGinn. 2002. An overview of the symposium. Pages xiii-xix, in N. A. McGinn, editor. Fisheries in a Changing Climate. American Fisheries Society Symposium 32.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., J. A. McQuaide, J. A. Mattice. 2002. Using PDAs to collect geo-referenced data. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 83:256-2.
  • Mitchell, R. R., C. L. Summer, D. M. Bush, S. A. Blonde, S. L. Briggs, G. K. Hurlburt, E. M. Snyder, and J. P. Giesy. 2002. SCRAM: a scoring and ranking system for persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances for the North American Great Lakes - resulting chemical scores and rankings. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 8(3):537-557.
  • Villeneuve, D. L., S. A. Villalobos, T. L. Keith, E. M. Snyder, S. D. Fitzgerald, and J. P. Giesy. 2002. Effects of waterborne exposure to 4-nonylphenol on plasma sex steroid and vitellogenin concentrations in sexually mature male carp (Cyprinus carpio). Chemosphere 49(1):15-28.
  • Walter, W. D., P. J. Pekins, A. T. Rutberg, and H. J. Kilpatrick. 2002. Evaluation of immunocontraception in a free-ranging suburban white-tailed deer herd. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:186-192.
  • Wagner, T. and C.M. Falter. 2002. Response of an aquatic macrophyte community to fluctuating water levels in an oligotrophic lake. Lake and Reservoir Management 18:52-65.
  • Carline, R. F. 2001. The "Fisheries in a Changing Climate" Symposium. Fisheries (Bethesda) 26(12):21-22.
  • Carline, R. F., and J. F. Machung. 2001. Critical thermal maxima of wild and domestic strains of trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:1211-1216.
  • Snyder, S. A., D. L. Villeneuve, E. M. Snyder, and J. P. Giesy. 2001. Identification and quantification of estrogen receptor agonists in wastewater effluents. Environmental Science & Technology 35(18):3620-3625
  • Snyder, S. A., K. L. Kelly, A. H. Grange, G. W. Sovocool, E. M. Snyder, and J. P. Giesy. 2001. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the waters of Lake Mead, Nevada. Pages 116-139 in C. G. Daughton and T. L. Jones-Lepp, editors. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. Scientific and regulatory issues. ACS Symposium Series 791. American Chemical Society, Washington, D. C., USA.
  • Snyder, S. A., T. L. Keith, S. L. Pierens, E. M. Snyder, and J. P. Giesy. 2001. Bioconcentration of nonylphenol in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). Chemosphere 44(8):1697-1702
  • Carline, R. F. 2001. Effects of high-frequency pulsed-DC electrofishing on a wild brown trout population. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:571-579.
  • Baker, L. A., R. J. Warren, D. R. Diefenbach, W. E. James, and M. J. Conroy. 2001. Prey selection by reintroduced bobcats (Lynx rufus) on Cumberland Island, Georgia. American Midland Naturalist 145:80-93.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., C. F. Riegner, and T. S. Hardisky. 2001. Harvest and reporting rates of game farm ring-necked pheasants. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:1050-1059.
  • Nichols, K. M., E. M. Snyder, S. A. Snyder, S. L. Pierens, S. R. Miles-Richardson, and J. P. Giesy. 2001. Effects of nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPEO) exposure on reproductive output and bioindicators of environmental estrogen exposure in fathead minnows, Pimephales promelas. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20(3):510-522
  • Kocovsky, P. M., and R. F. Carline. 2001. Dynamics of the unexploited walleye population of Pymatuning Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, 1997-1998. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:178-187.
  • Kocovsky, P. M., and R. F. Carline. 2001. Influence of extreme temperature on consumption and condition of walleyes in Pymatuning Sanctuary, Pennsylvania. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:198-207.
  • Cole, M. B., D. E. Arnold, B. J. Watten, and W. F. Krise. 2001. Haematological and physiological responses of brook charr, to untreated and limestone-neutralized acid mine drainage. Journal of Fish Biology 59:79-91.
  • Kocovsky, P. M., and R. F. Carline. 2000. A comparison of methods for estimating ages of unexploited walleyes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:1044-1048.
  • Argent, D. G., R. F. Carline, and J. R. Stauffer, Jr. 2000. A method to identify and conserve rare fishes in Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 74:3-12.
  • Lieb, D. A., and R. F. Carline. 2000. Effects of urban runoff from a detention pond on water quality, temperature and caged Gammarus minus (Say) (Amphipoda) in a headwater stream. Hydrobiologia 441:107-116.
  • Lieb, D. A., and R. F. Carline. 1999. The effects of urban runoff from a detention pond on the macroinvertebrate community of a headwater stream in central Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 73(3):99-105
  • Kilpatrick, H.J., and W.D. Walter. A controlled archery deer hunt in a residential community: cost, effectiveness, and deer recovery rates. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27:115–123.
  • Kilpatrick, H.J., and W.D. Walter. 1997. Urban deer management: a community vote. Wildlife Society Bulletin 25:388–390.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 69

Presentations: 84

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  2. Pennsylvania Game Commission
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  5. U.S. Geological Survey
  6. Wildlife Management Institute