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Dr. Bill Kendall

Research Publications

  • Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. 2017. Evaluating and improving count-based population inference: A case study from 31 years of monitoring sandhill cranes. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119:191-206
  • Pearson, K. N., W. L. Kendall, D. L. Winkelman, and W. R. Persons. Tradeoffs between physical captures and PIT tag antenna array detections: a case study for the Lower Colorado River Basin population of humpback chub (Gila cypha). Fisheries Research 183:263-274..
  • Paschoal, A. M. O., R. L. Massara, L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, P. F Doherty, Jr., A. Hirsch, A G. Chiarello, and A. P. Paglia. Use of Atlantic forest protected areas by free-randing dogs: estimating abundance and persistence of use. Ecosphere 7 (Article e01480):1-15.
  • Williams, P. J., and W. L. Kendall. A guide to multi-objective optimization for ecological problems with an application to cackling goose management. Ecological Modelling, in press.
  • Reichert, B. E., W. L. Kendall, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., and W. M. Kitchens. Spatio-temporal variation in age structure and abundance of the endangered snail kite: a declining, aging population in South Florida. Plos One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0162690: 1-18.
  • Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. 2016. Considering transient population dynamics in the conservation of slow life-history species: An application to the sandhill crane. Biological Conservation 200:228-239.
  • Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., W. L. Kendall, J. F. Saracco, and G. C. White. 2016. Modeling dynamics for resident and transient individuals: a case study using uncertain state models for migratory birds. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12655
  • Garcia-Cruz, M. A., M. Lampo, C. L. Penaloza, W. L. Kendall, G. Sole, and K. M. Rodriguez-Clark. 2015.Population trends and survival of nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) on Aves Island, Venezuela. Endangered Species Research 29:101-116.
  • Lyons, J. E., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, B. A. Andres, and J. B. Buchanan. 2015. Population size and stopover duration estimation using mark-resight data and Bayesian analysis of a superpopulation model. Biometrics DOI: 10.1111/biom.12393.
  • Pearson, K. N., W. L. Kendall, D. L. Winkelman, and W. R. Persons. 2015. Evidence for skipped spawning in the endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) with implications for demographic parameter estimates. Fisheries Research 170:50-59
  • Chambert, T., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, P. Pedrini, J. H. Waddle, G. Tavecchia, S. C. Walls, and S. Tenan. 2015. An open dynamic occupancy model to estimate shifts in the distribution and phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:638-647
  • Gerber, B. D., W. L. Kendall, M. B. Hooten, J. A. Dubovsky, and R. C. Drewien. 2015. Optimal population prediction of sandhill crane recruitment based on climate-mediated habitat limitations. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12370
  • Stoelting, R. E., R. J. Gutiérrez, W. L. Kendall, and M. Z. Peery. 2015. Life history trade-offs and reproductive cycles in Spotted Owls? The Auk: Ornitholigical Advances 132:46-64.
  • Stauffer, G. E., J. J. Rotella, R. A. Garrott, and W. L. Kendall. 2014. Environmental correlates of temporary emigration for female Weddell seals and consequences for recruitment. Ecology 95:2526-2536.
  • Peñaloza, C. L., W. L. Kendall, and C. A. Langtimm. Reducing bias in survival under non-random temporary emigration. Ecological Applications 24:1155-1166.
  • Devineaux, O., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., T. M. Shenk, G. C. White, P. M. Lukacs, and K. P. Burnham. 2014. Increased flexibility for modeling telemetry and nest-survival data using the multistate framework. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:224-230.
  • Kendall, W. L., R. J. Barker, G. C. White, M.S. Lindberg, C. A. Langtimm, and C. L. Peñaloza. 2013. Combining tag recovery, auxiliary observations, and robust design data to estimate demographic parameters from marked individuals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:828-835. Abstract | 
  • Péron, G., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, W. L. Kendall, K. A. Peters, and D. S. Mezrahi. 2013. Age-specific superpopulation capture-recapture models for the estimation of the number of bird and bat fatalities at wind-power plants. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:902-911.
  • Kendall, W. L., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, and E. H. Grant. 2013. Relaxing the closure assumption in single-season occupancy models: staggered arrival and departure times. Ecology 94(3):610-617.
  • Reichert, B. E., C. E. Cattau, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., W. L. Kendall, and W. E. Kitchens. 2012. Extreme weather and experience influence reproduction in an endangered bird. Ecology 93:2580-2589.
  • Kendall, W. L. and C. T. Moore. 2012. Maximizing the utility of monitoring to the adaptive management of natural resources. Pages 74-98 in R. A. Gitzen, J. J. Millspaugh, A. B. Cooper, and D. S. Licht, editors. Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Kendall, W. L., G. C. White, J. E. Hines, C. A. Langtimm, and J. Yoshizaki. 2012. Estimating parameters of hidden Markov models based on marked individuals: use of robust design data. Ecology 93:913-920.
  • Schaub, M. and W. L. Kendall (eds.). 2012. Proceedings "Euring Analytical Conference 2009". Journal of Ornithology 152 (Supplement 2).
  • Farnsworth, M. L., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., R. S. Miller, G. C. White, J. D. Nichols, and A. B. Franklin. 2011. Targeted surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in migratory waterfowl and geese across the United States. Pages 143-155 in Pandemic Influenza Viruses: Sceience, Surveillance and Public Health. S. K. Majumdar et al., eds, The Pennsylvania Academy of Science.
  • McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, W. Kendal. 2011. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance. Ecosphere 2: art 69.
  • Sauer, J. R., M. Otto, W. L. Kendall, and G. S. Zimmerman. 2011. Monitoring bald eagles using lists of nests: a response to Watts and Duerr. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:509-512.
  • Horton, G. E., B. H. Letcher, and W. L. Kendall. 2011. A multi-state capture-recapture modeling strategy to separate true survival from permanent emigration for a passive integrated transponder tagged population of stream fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:320-333.
  • Bailey, L. L., S. J. Converse, and W. L. Kendall. 2010. Bias, precision, and parameter redundancy in complex multistate models with unobservable states. Ecology 91:1598-1604
  • Martin, J. M., A. F. O’Connell, W. L. Kendall, M. C. Runge, T. R. Simons, A. H. Waldstein, S. A. Schulte, S. J. Converse, G. W. Smith, M. Rikard, and E. F. Zipkin. 2010. Optimal control of native predators. Biological Conservation 143:1751-1758.
  • Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, D. D. Dolton, and D. K. Niven. 2010. Mourning dove population change in North America, 1966-2007: indexes based on doves seen and heard can tell different stories. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1059-1069.
  • McClintock, B. T., J. D. Nichols, L. L. Bailey, D. I. MacKenzie, W. L. Kendall, and A. B. Franklin. 2010. Seeking a second opinion: uncertainty in disease ecology. Ecology Letters 13:659-674.
  • Reichert, B. E., J. M. Martin, W. L. Kendall, C. E. Cattau, and W. M. Kitchens. 2010. Interactive effects of senescence and natural disturbance on the annual survival probabilities of snail kites. Oikos 119:972-979.
  • Kendall, W. L., and G. C. White. 2009. A cautionary note on trading spatial for temporal sampling in studies of site occupancy. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1182-1188.
  • Martin, J., M. C. Runge, J. D. Nichols, B. C. Lubow, and W. L. Kendall. 2009. Establishing decision thresholds for conservation. Ecological Applications 19:1079-1090.
  • Zimmerman, G. S., T. J. Moser, W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., G. C. White, and D. F. Caswell. 2009. Factors influencing reporting and harvest probabilities in North American Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:710-719.
  • Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., and P. G. Ryan. 2009. Demography of Marion Island grey-headed albatross: analysis using advances in mark-recapture models. The Auk 126:77-88.
  • Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, and J. E. Hines. 2009. A traditional and less-invasive robust design: choices in optimizing effort allocation for seabird studies. Pages 727-744 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA.
  • Bailey, L. L., W. L. Kendall, and D. R. Church. 2009. Exploring/extensions of multistate models with multiple unobservable states. Pages 693-709 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA.
  • Kendall, W. L. 2009 One size does not fit all: adapting mark-recapture and occupancy models for state uncertainty. Pages 765-780 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA
  • Kendall, W. L., S. A. Converse, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. Naughton, A. Anders, J. E. Hines and E. Flint. 2009. Design considerations in demographic studies of animal populations: a case of colonial seabirds. Ecological Applications 19:55-68.
  • Zimmerman, G. S., W. L. Kendall, T. J. Moser, G. C. White, and P. F. Doherty, Jr. 2009. Temporal patterns of leg band retention in resident and non-resident North American geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:82-88.
  • Lyons, J. E., M. C. Runge, H. P. Laskowski, and W. L. Kendall. 2008. Monitoring in the context of structured decision making and adaptive management. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1683-1692.
  • Mazerolle, M. J., L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, and J. D. Nichols. 2007. Making great leaps forward in herpetology: accounting for detectability in field studies. Journal of Herpetology 41:672-689.
  • Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, J. R. Kelley, Jr., and D. K. Niven. 2008. A hierarchical model for estimating change in American woodcock populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:204-214.
  • Church, D. R., L. L. Bailey, H. M. Wilbur, W. L. Kendall, and J. E. Hines. 2007. Iteroparity in the variable environment of the salamander Ambystoma tigrinum. Ecology 88:891-903.
  • Veran, S., O. Gimenez, E. Flint, W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, and J-D. Lebreton. 2007. The impact of longline fishery impact on adult survival of black-footed albatrosses (Phoebastria nigripes). Journal of Applied Ecology 44:942-952.
  • Mazerolle, M. J., L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, and J. D. Nichols. 2007. Making great leaps forward in herpetology: accounting for detectability in field studies. Journal of Herpetology 41:672-689.
  • Lukacs, P. M., W. L. Thompson, W. L. Kendall, W. R. Gould, P. F. Doherty, Jr., K. P. Burnham, and D. R. Anderson. 2007. Concerns regarding a call for pluralism. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:456-460.
  • White, G. C., W. L. Kendall, and R. J. Barker. 2006. Multistate models and their extensions in program MARK. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1521-1529.
  • Kendall, W. L. and E. G. Cooch. 2006. The “Robust Design”. Pages 16-1 to 16-33 in E. G. Cooch and G. C. White (eds), Program MARK: a gentle introduction, 5th edition. http://www.phidot.org/software/mark/docs/book/.
  • Doherty, P. F., Jr., W. L. Kendall, S. Sillett, M. Gustafson, B. Flint, M. Naughton, C. S. Robbins, and P. Pyle. 2006. Development of a banding database for North Pacific albatross Implications for future data collection. Pages 173-179 in I. G. Macintyre, editor. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 543. 579 pp.
  • Sheaffer, S. E., W. L. Kendall, and E. F. Bowers. 2005. Impact of special early harvest seasons on subarctic-nesting and temperate-nesting Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:1494-1507.
  • Lancia, R. A., W. L. Kendall, J. D. Nichols, and K. H. Pollock. 2005. Estimating the number of animals in wildlife populations. Pages 106-153 in C. Braun, ed., Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats, The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Nichols, J. D., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, and J. A. Spendelow. 2004. Estimation of sex-specific survival from capture-recapture data when sex is not always known. Ecology 85:3192-3201.
  • Bailey, L. L., W. L. Kendall, D. R. Church, and H. M. Wilbur. 2004. Estimating survival and breeding probabilities for pond-breeding amphibians using a modified robust design. Ecology 85:2456-2466.
  • Kendall, W. L. 2004. Coping with unobservable and mis-classified states in capture-recapture studies. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 27:97-107.
  • Conn, P. B., and W. L. Kendall. 2004. Evaluating mallard adaptive management models with time series. Journal of Wildlife Management 68(4):1065-1082.
  • Kendall, W. L., J. R. Sauer, J. D. Nichols, R. Pradel, and J. E. Hines. 2004. On the use of capture recapture models in mist net studies. Pages 173-181 in C. J. Ralph and E. H. Dunn, eds. Monitoring Bird Populations with Mist Nets, Studies in Avian Biology No. 29.
  • Moore, C. T., and W. L. Kendall. 2004. Costs of detection bias in index-based population monitoring. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 27(1):287-296. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Conn, P. B., W. L. Kendall, and M. D. Samuels. 2004. A general model for the analysis of mark-resight, mark-recapture, and band recovery data under tag loss. Biometrics 60:900-909.
  • Kendall, W. L. and J. D. Nichols. 2004. Modern statistical methods for the study of dispersal and movement of marked birds. Condor 106:720-731
  • Runge, M. C., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 2004. Assessing the Effects of
    Exploitation on Animal Populations. Pages 303-328 in W. J. Sutherland, I. Newton, and R. Green (ed.), Bird Ecology and Conservation: a Handbook of Techniques, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Kendall, W. L., C. A. Langtimm, C. A. Beck, and M. C. Runge. 2004. Mark-recapture analysis for estimating manatee reproductive rates. Marine Mammal Science 20:424-437.
  • Nichols, J. D., W. L. Kendall, and M. C. Runge. 2004. Estimation of Survival and Movement in Animal Populations. Pages 119-137 in W. J. Sutherland, I. Newton, and R. Green (ed.), Bird Ecology and Conservation: a Handbook of Techniques, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  • Runge, M. C., C. A. Langtimm, and W. L. Kendall. 2004. A stage-based model of manatee population dynamics. Marine Mammal Science 20:361-385.
  • Miller, M. W., W. L. Kendall, and J. B. Hestbeck. 2003. Modeling survival and movement of resident Giant Canada Geese populations in the Atlantic Flyway. Page 200 in Proceedings of the International Canada Goose Symposium. Wetlands International.
  • Hines, J. E., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 2003. On the use of the robust design with transient capture-recapture models. Auk 120(4):1151-1158.
  • Kendall, W. L., J. E. Hines, and J. D. Nichols. 2003. Adjusting multi-state
    capture-recapture models for mis-classification bias: manatee breeding proportions. Ecology 84:1058-1066.
  • Kendall, W. L., and J. D. Nichols. 2002. Estimating state-transition probabilities for unobservable states using capture-recapture/resighting data. Ecology 83:3276-3284.
  • MacKenzie, D. I., and W. L. Kendall. 2002. How should detection probability be
    incorporated into estimates of relative abundance? Ecology 83:2387-2393.
  • Kendall, W. L., and W. R. Gould. 2002. An appeal to undergraduate wildlife programs: send scientists to learn statistics. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:623-627.
  • Johnson, F. A., W. L. Kendall, and J. A. Dubovsky. 2002. Conditions and limitations on learning in the adaptive harvest management of midcontinent mallards. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:176-185.
  • Kendall, W. L. and R. Bjorkland. 2001. Using open robust design models to estimate temporary emigration from capture-recapture data. Biometrics 57:1113-1122.
  • Kendall, W. L. 2001. The Robust Design for capture recapture studies: analysis using program MARK. Pages 279-282 in Proceedings of the 2nd International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  • Morrison, M., W. Block, D. Strickland, and W. L. Kendall. 2001. Wildlife Study Design. Springer-Verlag, New York, USA, 210pp.
  • Sauer, J. R., J. D. Nichols, J. E. Hines, T. Boulinier, C. H. Flather, and W. L. Kendall. 2001. Regional variation in detection probabilities of species counts from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Pages 206-209 in Proceedings of the 2nd International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  • Kendall, W. L. 2001. Using models to facilitate complex decisions. Pages 147-170 in T. Schenk and A. Franklin (eds.), Modeling in Natural Resource Management: Valid Development, Interpretation, and Application, Island Press, Inc, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Kendall, W. L. and R. C. Drewien. 2001. Models for the adaptive harvest management of Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes: problems and potential. Page 217 in Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop.
  • Lindberg, M. S., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, and M. G. Anderson. 2001. Combining band recovery data and Pollock’s Robust Design to model temporary and permanent emigration. Biometrics 57:273-281
  • Anderson, R., M. Morrison, K. Sinclair, D. Strickland, H. Davis, and W. Kendall. 1999. Studying wind energy/bird interactions: a guidance document. National Wind Coordinating Committee.
  • Kendall, W. L. 1999. Robustness of closed capture-recapture methods to violations of the closure assumption. Ecology 80:2517 2525.
  • Kendall, W. L. 1999. Adaptive harvest management of waterfowl: implementation and evolution. Pages 14-15 in Adaptive Management Forum: Linking Management and Science to Achieve Ecological Sustainability, Proceedings of the 1998 Provincial Science Forum, G. B. MacDonald, J. Fraser, and P. Gray (eds), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, ON, Canada.
  • Kendall, W. L., and J. E. Hines. 1999. Program RDSURVIV: An estimation tool for capture-recapture data collected under the Robust Design. Bird Study 46 (sup):32-38.
  • Johnson, D. H., and W. L. Kendall. 1997. Modeling the population dynamics of Gulf Coast sandhill cranes. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop 7:173-180.
  • Kendall, W. L., D. H. Johnson, and S. C. Kohn. 1997. Subspecies composition of the harvest of sandhill cranes in North Dakota. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop 7:201-208.
  • Kendall, W. L., J. D. Nichols, and J. E. Hines. 1997. Estimating temporary
    emigration and breeding proportions using capture-recapture data with Pollock's Robust Design. Ecology 78:563-578.
  • Johnson, F.A., C.T. Moore, W.L. Kendall, J.A. Dubovsky, D.F. Caithamer, J.R. Kelley, Jr., and B.K. Williams. 1997. Uncertainty and the management of mallard harvests. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:202-216. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Kendall, W. L., B. G. Peterjohn, and J. R. Sauer. 1996. First-time observer effects in the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Auk 113:823-829.
  • Kendall, W. L., K. H. Pollock, and C. Brownie. 1995. A likelihood-based approach to capture-recapture estimation of demographic parameters under the Robust Design. Biometrics 51:293-308.
  • Nichols, J. D. and W. L. Kendall. 1995. The use of multistate capture-recapture models to address questions of evolutionary ecology. J. of Applied Statistics 22:835-846.
  • Kendall, W. L. and J. D. Nichols. 1995. On the use of secondary capture-recapture samples to estimate temporary emigration and breeding proportions. J. of Applied Statistics 22:751-762.
  • Drewien, R. C., W. M. Brown, and W. L. Kendall. 1995. Long-term recruitment in greater sandhill cranes of the Rocky Mountain population. J. of Wildlife Management 59(2):339-356.
  • Johnson, F. H., B. K. Williams, J. D. Nichols, W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, G. W. Smith, and D. F. Caithamer. 1993. Developing an adaptive management strategy for harvesting waterfowl in North America. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.
  • Pollock, K. H., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 1993. The "robust" capture-recapture design allows components of recruitment to be estimated. Pages 245-254 in J.-D. Lebreton and Ph. M. North (eds.) Marked Individuals in the Study of Bird Population. Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland. 397 pages.
  • Kendall, W. L., and K. H. Pollock. 1992. The Robust Design in capture-recapture studies: a review and evaluation by Monte Carlo simulation. Pages 31-43 in Wildlife 2001: Populations, D. R. McCullough and R. H. Barrett (eds), Elsevier, London, UK.

  • Gold, H. J., W. L. Kendall, and P. L. Shaffer. 1987. Nonlinearity and effects of
    microclimatic variability on a codling moth population (Cydia pomonella): a sensitivity simulation. Ecological Modelling 37:139-154.
  • Pollock, K. H., and W. L. Kendall. 1987. Visibility bias in aerial surveys: a review of estimation procedures. J. of Wildlife Management 51(2):502-510.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 82

Presentations: 87

 

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Dana Winkelman
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I received my BS degree in biology in 1984 and my MS degree in Biology in 1987 at the University of Nevada, Reno. I received my PhD in zoology from the University of Georgia in 1994. I joined the Cooperative Research Unit program in 1998 as Assistant Unit Leader at the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. In 2003 I became the Unit Leader at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute