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Christopher Kirkpatrick

Research Publications

  • Robinson, G., C. J. Conway, C. Kirkpatrick, and D. L. LaRoche. 2010. Response to Nestling Throat Ligatures by Three Songbirds. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:806-809.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2010. Nest predators of ground-nesting birds in montane forests of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:614-617.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2010. Importance of montane riparian forest and influence of wildfire on nest-site selection of ground-nesting birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:729-738.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and M. H. Ali. 2009. Sanitation of entire broods of dead nestlings may bias cause-specific nest failure rates. Ibis 151:207-211.
  • Conway, C. J., and C. Kirkpatrick. 2007. Forest fire suppression as a cause of population decline in Buff-breasted Flycatchers. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:445-457.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and D. LaRoche. 2007. Range expansion of the Buff-breasted Flycatcher (Empidonax fulvifrons) into the Rincon Mountains, Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 52:149-152.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, K. M. Hughes, and J. deVos. 2007. Probability of detecting band-tailed pigeons during call-broadcast versus auditory surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:231-237.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2006. Woodrat (Neotoma) depredation of a yellow-eyed junco (Junco phaeonotus) nest in southeastern Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 51:412-414.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., C. J. Conway, and P. B. Jones. 2006. Distribution and relative abundance of forest birds in relation to burn severity in southeastern Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1005-1012.
  • Kirkpatrick, C., and C. J. Conway. 2005. An evaluation of survey methods for monitoring interior populations of band-tailed pigeons. Pages 21-23 in Webless Migratory Game Bird Research Program Project Abstracts – 2004. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management. Denver, CO.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 91


Contact Us

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Tucson, AZ 85721-0001 Phone: (520) 621 - 1959 Fax: (520) 621 - 8801 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Scott Bonar
Dr. Scott A. Bonar

Originally from Mt. Vernon Indiana, attended University of Evansville in Indiana (BS Science Education), then Ph.D. at University of Washington in Seattle. Managed inland fish research program at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for almost 10 yrs. before coming to the USGS Arizona Coop Unit.

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute