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  • Keever, A.C., C.P. McGowan, S.S. Ditchkoff, P.K. Acker, J.B. Grand, C.H. Newbolt, in review, Efficacy of time-lapse photography and repeated counts estimation for monitoring white-tailed deer populations.
  • Martin, T. E., A. J. Boyce, K. Fierro-Calderón, A. E. Mitchell, C. E. Armstad, J. Mouton, and E. E. Bin Soudi. 2017. Do enclosed nests provide greater thermal than nest predation benefits compared with open nests across latitudes? Functional Ecology 31: 1231-1240.
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. 2017. Logging impacts on avian species richness and composition differ across latitudes and foraging and breeding habitat preferences. Biological Reviews 92: 1657-1674.
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, C. R. Stansbury, J. L. Stenglein, and L. P. Waits. 2017. Effects of harvest on recruitment and groups of cooperative breeders. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170580
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, and L. P. Waits. 2017. Effects of breeder turnover and harvest on group composition and recruitment in a social carnivore. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12707
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. Seasonal fecundity and consequences for λ are more strongly affected by direct than indirect predation effects across species. Ecology 98: 1829–1838
  • Ton, R, and T. E. Martin. 2017. Proximate effects of temperature versus evolved intrinsic constraints for embryonic development times among temperate and tropical songbirds. Scientific Reports 7(1), 895.
  • Mitchell, A. E., F. Tuh, and T. E. Martin. 2016. Breeding biology of an endemic Bornean turdid: Fruithunter (Chlamydochaera jefferyi). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(1), 36-45.
  • Boyce, A. J. and T. E. Martin. 2017. Contrasting latitudinal patterns of life-history divergence in two genera of new world thrushes (Turdinae). Journal of Avian Biology 48: 1-10.
  • Borg, N. J., M. S. Mitchell, P. M. Lukacs, C. M. Mack, L. P. Waits, and P. R. Krausman. 2017. Behavioral connectivity among bighorn sheep groups suggests potential for disease spread. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:38-45
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, A. Taylor, A. Braae and R. Altwegg. 2016. Age, sex, and social influences on adult survival in the co-operatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin. Emu 114: 394-401.  | Abstract | 
  • Lloyd, P., B. D. Frauenknecht, M. A. du Plessis, and T. E. Martin. 2016. Comparative life history of the south-temperate Cape Penduline Tit (Anthoscopus minutus) and north-temperate Remizidae species. Journal of Ornithology doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1417-4.  | Abstract | 
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, S. B. Bassing, A. Morehouse, D. W. Smith, and D. Stahler. 2016. Individual, group, and environmental influences on helping behavior in a social carnivore. Ethology 122:1-10.
  • Eacker, D. R., M. Hebblewhite, K. M. Proffitt, B. S. Jimenez, M. S. Mitchell, and H. S. Robinson. 2016. Landscape-level effects of risk factors on annual elk calf survival in a multiple carnivore system. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1345-1359.
  • Sells, S. N., M. S. Mitchell, V. L. Edwards, J. A. Gude, and N. J. Anderson. Submitted. A Decision Analytical Approach to Proactive Management of Pneumonia Epizootics in Bighorn Sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, S. B. Bassing, M. Nordhagen, D. W. Smith, and D. R. Stahler. 2016. Dog days of summer: influences on decision of wolves to move pups. Journal of Mammalogy 97:1282-1287.
  • M. S. Mitchell, J. A. Gude, K. Podruzny, E. E. Bangs, J. Hayden, R. M. Inman, M. Jimenez, Q. Kujala, D. H. Pletscher, J. Rachael, R. Ream, and J. Vore. Submitted. Management of wolves in the US Northern Rocky Mountains is Based on Sound Policy and Science. Science.
  • Lloyd, P., and T. E. Martin. 2016. Fledgling survival increases with development time and adult survival across north and south temperate zones. Ibis 158: 135–143.  | Abstract | 
  • LaManna, J. A., and T. E. Martin. 2015. Costs of fear: Behavioural and life-history responses to risk and their demographic consequences vary across species. Ecology Letters 19: 403–413.  | Abstract | 
  • Ton, R., and T. E. Martin. 2015. Metabolism correlates with variation in post-natal growth rate among songbirds at three latitudes . Functional Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12548.
  • Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. J. Boyce, P. Lloyd, and R. Ton. 2015. Adult mortality probability and nest predation rates explain parental effort in warming eggs with consequences for embryonic development time. American Naturalist 186: 223-236.  | Abstract | 
  • Martin, T. E. Age-related mortality explains life history strategies of tropical and temperate songbirds. Science 349: 966-970.
  • LaManna, J. A., A. B. Hemenway, V. Boccadori, and T. E. Martin. 2015. Bird species turnover is related to changing predation risk along a vegetation gradient. Ecology 96: 1670-1680.  | Abstract | 
  • Robinson, H., T. Ruth, J. A. Gude, D. Choate, R. DeSimone, M. Hebblewhite, K. Kunkel, M. R. Matchett, M. S. Mitchell, K. Murphy, and J. Williams. 2015. Linking Resource Selection and Mortality Modeling for Population Estimation of Mountain Lions in Montana. Ecological Modelling g 312: 11–25.
  • Martin, T. E. 2015. Consequences of habitat change and resource selection specialization for population limitation in cavity-nesting birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 475–485.  | Abstract | 
  • Boyce, A.J., B.G. Freeman, A.E. Mitchell and T.E. Martin. 2015. Clutch size declines with elevation in tropical birds. Auk 132: 424-432.
  • Ibanez-Alamo, J.D., R. D. Magrath, J. C. Oteyza, A. D. Chalfoun, T. M. Haff, K. A. Schmidt, R. L. Thomson, and T. E. Martin. Nest predation research: Recent findings and future perspectives. Journal of Ornithology DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1207-4.
  • Martin, T. E., J. C. Oteyza, A. E. Mitchell, A. L. Potticary, and P. Lloyd. 2015. Post-natal growth rates of diverse songbird species covary weakly with embryonic development rates and do not explain adult mortality probability. American Naturalist 185: 380-389.
  • Sells, S. N., M. S. Mitchell, J. J. Nowak, P. M. Lukacs, N. J. Anderson, J. M. Ramsey, and J. A. Gude. Submitted. Modeling Risk of Pneumonia Epizootics in Bighorn Sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Morgan Henderson, M., M. Hebblewhite, M. S. Mitchell, J. B. Stetz, K. C. Kendall, and R. G. Carlson. 2015. Modeling multi-scale resource selection for bear rub trees in Northwestern Montana and Idaho. Ursus 26:28–39
  • Muñoz and Martin. 2014. Breeding biology of the Spotted Barbtail (Premnoplex brunnescens). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126: 717-727.
  • Runge, M.C., J.B. Grand, and M.S. Mitchell. 2013. Structured decision making. Pages 51-72 in P.R. Krausman and J.W. Cain III, editors. Wildlife Management and Conservation: Contemporary Principles and Practices. The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Lloyd, P., F. Abadi, R. Altwegg, and T. E. Martin. 2014. South-temperate birds have equivalent annual adult survival to tropical birds in Africa. Journal of Avian Biology 45: 493-500.  | Abstract | 
  • Robinson, H, R. DeSimone, C. Hartway, J. Gude, M. Thompson, M. Mitchell and M. Hebblewhite. Submitted. A test of the compensatory mortality hypothesis in mountain lions: a management experiment in west-central Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management
  • Martin, T. E. 2014. A conceptual framework for clutch size evolution in songbirds. American Naturalist 183: 313-324.  | Abstract | 
  • Zimova, M., L. S. Mills, P. M. Lukacs, and M. S. Mitchell. 2014. Snowshoe hares display limited phenotypic plasticity to mismatch in seasonal camouflage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281:20140029.
  • Ausband, D. E., L. N. Rich, E. M. Glenn, M. S. Mitchell, P. Zager, C. M. Mack, D. A. W. Miller, and B. B. Ackerman. 2014. Monitoring Gray Wolf Populations Using Multiple Survey Methods. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:335-346.
  • McCall, B.S., M.S. Mitchell, M.K. Schwartz, J. Hayden, S. Cushman, and W. Kasworm. 2013. Combined use of mark-recapture and genetic analyses reveals response of a black bear population to changes in food productivity. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1572-1582.
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, S. Bassing, and C. White. 2013. No trespassing: using a biofence to manipulate carnivore movements. Wildlife Research 40:207-216.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., S. I. Peluc, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Plasticity of parental care under the risk of predation: how much should parents reduce care? Biology Letters 9: 20130154.  | Abstract | 
  • Rich, L. N., E. M. Glenn, M. S. Mitchell, J. A. Gude, R. E. Russell, C. A. Sime, D. E. Ausband, and J. D. Nichols. Submitted. Estimating occupancy and predicting numbers of gray wolf packs in Montana using hunter surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1280-1289.
  • Miller, D. A. W, J. D. Nichols1, J. A. Gude3, L. N. Rich, K. M. Podruzny, J. E. Hines, and M. S. Mitchell. 2013. Determining Occurrence Dynamics when False Positives Occur: Estimating the Range Dynamics of Wolves from Public Survey Data. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065808.
  • Martin, T. E., R. Ton, and A. Niklison. 2013. Intrinsic vs. extrinsic influences on life history expression: metabolism and parentally-induced temperature influences on embryo development rate. Ecology Letters 16: 738-745.  | Abstract | 
  • Brodie, J., H. Johnson, M. S. Mitchell, P. Zager, K. Proffitt, M. Hebblewhite, M. Kauffman, B. Johnson, J. Bissonette, C. Bishop, J. Gude, J. Herbert, K. Hersey, M. Hurley, P. M. Lukacs, S. McCorquodale, E. McIntire, J. Nowak, H. Sawyer, D. Smith, and P.J. White. Submitted. Relative influence of human harvest, carnivores, and weather on adult female elk survival across western North America. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:295–305.
  • Mitchell, M. S., J. A. Gude, N. Anderson, J. Ramsey, M. Thompson, M. Sullivan, V. Edwards, C. Gower, J. F. Cochrane, E. Irwin, and T. Walshe. 2013. Using structured decision making to manage disease risk for Montana wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:107-114.
  • Newby, J. R., L. S. Mills, T. K. Ruth, D. H. Pletscher, M. S. Mitchell, H. B. Quigley, K. M. Murphy, and R. DeSimone. 2013. Human-caused mortality influences spatial population dynamics:
    Pumas in landscapes with varying mortality risks. Biological Conservation 159:230-239.
  • Arriero, E., A. Majewska, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Ontogeny of constitutive immunity: maternal vs endogenous influences. Functional Ecology 27: 472–478.  | Abstract | 
  • Parsons, E. W. R., J. L. Maron, and T. E. Martin. 2013. Elk herbivory alters small mammal assemblages in high elevation riparian drainages. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 459-467.  | Abstract | 
  • Auer, S. K., and T. E. Martin. 2013. Climate change has indirect effects on resource use and overlap among coexisting bird species with negative consequences for their reproductive success. Global Change Biology 19: 411-419.

  • Runge, M.C., J.B. Grand, and M.S. Mitchell. 2013. Structured decision making. pp. 51-72. In P.R. Krausman and J.W. Cain eds. Wildlife Management and conservation: Contemporary principles and practices. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Cheng, Y., and T. E. Martin. 2012. Nest predation risk and growth strategies of Passerine species: Grow fast or develop traits to escape risk? American Naturalist 180: 285-295.  | Abstract | 
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2012. Foraging optimally for a home range. Journal of Mammalogy 93:917-928.
  • Powell, R. A., and M. S. Mitchell. 2012. What is a home range? Journal of Mammalogy 93:948-958.
  • Ruprecht, J. S., D. E. Ausband, M. S. Mitchell, E. O. Garten, and P. Zager. 2012. Homesite attendance based on sex, breeding status, and number of helpers in gray wolf packs. Journal of Mammalogy 93:1001–1005.
  • Ditchkoff, S. S., D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2012. Reproduction in a Population of Wild Pigs (Sus scrofa) Subjected to Lethal Control. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1235-1240.
  • Rich, L. N., M. S. Mitchell, J. A. Gude, and C. A. Sime. 2012. Anthropogenic mortality, intraspecific competition, and prey availability structure territory sizes of wolves in Montana. Journal of Mammalogy 93:722-731.
  • Hammond, C. A. M., M. S. Mitchell, and G. N. Bissell. In press. Territory occupancy by common loons in response to disturbance, habitat, and intraspecific relationships. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Martin, T. E., and J. L. Maron. 2012. Climate impacts on bird and plant communities from altered animal-plant interactions. Nature Climate Change 2: 195-200.  | Abstract | 
  • Gude, J. A., M. S. Mitchell, R. E. Russell, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, L. D. Mech, and R. R. Ream. 2012. Wolf population dynamics in U.S. northern Rocky Mountains are affected by recruitment and human-caused mortality. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:108-118.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and M. Hebblewhite. 2012. Carnivore habitat ecology: integrating theory and application. In Boitani and Powell, editors, Carnivore ecology and conservation: a handbook of techniques. Oxford University Press, London, UK.
  • Martin, T. E. 2011. The cost of fear. Science 334: 1353-1354.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Ausband, D. E., J. Skrivseth, and M. S. Mitchell. 2011. An Automated Device for Provoking and Capturing Wildlife Calls. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:498-503.
  • Fontaine, J.J., E. Arriero, H. Schwable, and T.E. Martin. 201). Nest predation and circulating corticosterone levels within and among species. Condor 113:(825-833)  | Download  | 
  • Martin, T.E., E. Arriero, and A. Majewska. 2011. A trade-off between embroyonic development rate and immune function of avian offspring is revealed by considering embroyic temperature. Biol. Lett. 7:425-428.
  • Martin, T.E., P. Lloyd, C. Bosque, D.C. Barton, A.L. Biancucci, Y.R. Cheng, and R. Ton. 2011. Growth rate variation among passerine species in tropical and temperate sites: An antagonistic interaction between parental food provisioning and nest predation risk. Evolution 65(6):1607-1622.
  • Ausband, D.E., J.Young, B. Fannin, M.S. Mitchell, J.L. Stenglein, L.P. Waits, and J.A. Shivik. 2011. Hair of the dog: obtaining samples from coyotes and wolves noninvasively. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:105-111.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Ausband, D.E., J.Young, B. Fannin, M.S. Mitchell, J.L. Stenglein, L.P. Waits, and J.A. Shivik. 2011. Hair of the dog: obtaining samples from coyotes and wolves noninvasively. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:105-111.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • S. S. Ditchkoff, B.L. Williams, M.S. Mitchell, J.B. Grand, and J.J> Millspaugh. Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites in Wild Pig Populations Fluctuate Based on Reproductive Cycle. Wildlife Society Bulletin: 00(0): 000-000, 201X  | Abstract | 
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Parental investment decisions in response to ambient nest predation risk versus actual predation on the prior nest. The Condor 112:701-710.
  • Chalfoun, A.D. and T.E. Martin. 2010. Facultative nest patch shifts in response to nest predation risk in the Brewer's sparrow: a "win-stay, lose-switch" strategy? Oecologia 163:885-892.
  • Goulding, W., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Description of the breeding biology of the Golden-faced Tyrannulet (Zimmerius chrysops) in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122:689-698
  • Lomáscolo, S., A. C. Monmany, A. Malizia, and T. E. Martin. 2010. Flexibility in nest site choice and nest success of Turdus rufiventris (Turdidae) in a montane forest in northwestern Argentina. Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122:674-680.
  • Biancucci, L. and T.E. Martin. 2010. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size? Journal of Animal Ecology 79:1086-1092.
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Within-season facultative shifts in nest-site selection in response to offspring predation risk: A win-stay, lose-switch strategy. Oecologia 163:885-892.
  • Ruggera, R. A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Breeding biology and natural history of the Slate-throated Whitestart in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122: 447-454.
  • Biancucci, A. L., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Can selection on nest size from nest predation explain the latitudinal gradient in clutch size? Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 1086-1092.
  • Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, K. Doherty, P. Zager, C. M. Mack, and J. Holyan. 2010. Surveying predicted rendezvous sites to monitor gray wolf populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1043-1049.
  • Beyer, H. L., D. T. Haydon, J. M. Morales, J. L. Frair, M. Hebblewhite, M. S. Mitchell, and J. Matthiopoulos. 2010. The interpretation of habitat preference metrics under use-availability designs. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:2245-2254.
  • Jolley, D. B., S. S. Ditchkoff, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2010. Estimate of herpetofauna depredation by a population of wild pigs. Journal of Mammalogy 91:519-524.
  • Kie, J. G., J. Matthiopoulis, J. Fieberg, R. A. Powell, F. Cagnacci, M. S. Mitchell, J. Gaillard, and P. R. Moorcroft. 2010. The home range concept: are traditional estimators still relevant with modern telemetry technology? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:2221-2231.
  • Mitchell, M. S., J. A. Gude, D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, M. D. Jimenez, C. M. Mack, T. J. Meier, and M. S. Nadeau. 2010. Temporal validation of an estimator for successful breeding pairs of wolves Canis lupus in the U.S. northern Rocky Mountains. Wildlife Biology. Wildlife Biology 16:101-106.
  • Cox, W. A., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Breeding biology of the Three-striped Warbler in Venezuela: A contrast between tropical and temperate parulids. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 667-678.
  • Mitchell, M. S., L. B. Pacifici, J. B. Grand, and R. A. Powell. 2009. Contributions of vital rates to growth of a protected population of American black bears. Ursus 20:77-84.
  • Sharp, N. W., M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2009. Sources, sinks, and spatial ecology of cotton mice in longleaf pine stands undergoing restoration. Journal of Mammalogy.
  • Gude, J. A., M. S. Mitchell, D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, and E. E. Bands. 2009. Internal validation of predicitive logistic regression models for decision making in wildlife management. Wildlife Biology.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: Experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. J. of Animal Ecology 78:497-503.
  • Fedy, B. C., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Male songbirds provide indirect parental care by guarding females during incubation. Behavioral Ecology 20: 1034-1038.
  • Lloyd, P., W. A. Taylor, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2009. Females increase reproductive investment in response to multiple helper benefits in the cooperatively breeding Karoo scrub-robin Cercotrichas coryphaeus. Journal of Avian Biology 40: 400-411.
  • Martin, T. E. and J. V. Briskie. 2009. Predation on dependent offspring: a review of the consequences for mean expression and phenotypic plasticity in avian life history traits. The Year in Evolutionary Biology 2009: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1168: 201-217.
  • Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 497-503.
  • Forsman, J. T., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat selection for parasite-free space by hosts of parasitic cowbirds. Oikos 118: 464-470.
  • Hanson, L. B., M. S. Mitchell, J. B. Grand, D. B. Jolley, W. D. Sparklin, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2009. Effect of experimental manipulation on survival and recruitment of feral pigs. Wildlife Research. 36(3):185-191.
  • Saalfeld, S. T., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. J. Ozaga, and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Seasonal variation in sex ratios provides developmental advantages in white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. Canadian Field Naturalist.
  • Hanson, L. B., J. B. Grand, M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2008. Change-in-ratio density estimator for feral pigs is less biased than closed mark-recapture estimates. Wildlife Research 35(7): 695-699.
  • Biancucci, L., and T. E. Martin. 2008. First description of the breeding biology and natural history of the Ochre-breasted Brush-finch (Atlapetes semirufus) in Venezuela. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 856-862.
  • Muir, J. A., D. Licata, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Reproductive biology of the Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus granadensis). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 862-867.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2008. Estimated home ranges can misrepresent habitat relationships on patchy landscapes. Ecological Modelling 216:409-414.
  • Mitchell, M. S., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, M. L. Smith, P. B. Wood, J. A. Beebe, P. D. Keyser, C. Loehle, C. J. Reynolds, and D. White, Jr. 2008. Projected long-term response of Southeastern birds to forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 256(2008):1884 1896.
  • Sparklin, W. D. M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, and L. B. Hanson. 2009. Territoriality of feral pigs in a highly persecuted population on Fort Benning, Georgia Journal of Wildlife Management 73:497-502.
  • Martin, T. E. 2008. Egg size variation among tropical and temperate songbirds: An embryonic temperature hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:9268-9271
  • Niklison, A., J. I. Areta, R. A. Ruggera, K. L. Decker, C. Bosque, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Natural history and breeding biology of the Rusty-breasted Antpitta (Grallaricula ferrugineipectus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 345-352.
  • Massaro, M., A. Starling-Windhof, J. V. Briskie, and T. E. Martin. 2008. Introduced mammalian predators induce adaptive shifts in parental behaviour in an endemic New Zealand bird. PLoS One 3(6): e2331. doi:10. 1371/journal. pone. 0002331
  • Mitchell, M. S., D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, M. Jimenez, C. M. Mack, T. J. Meier, M. S. Nadeau, and D. W. Smith. 2008. Estimation of successful breeding pairs for wolves in the U. S. northern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:881-891.
  • Martin, T. E., and H. Schwabl. 2008 Variation in maternal effects and embryonic development rates among passerine species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 1663-1674.
  • Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., L. B. Pacifici, and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Linking resources with demography to understand resource limitation for bears. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44:1166-1175.
  • Clark, M., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Modeling trade-offs in avian life history traits and consequences for population growth. Ecological Modeling, 209:110-120.
  • Fontaine, J. J., M. Martel, H. M. Markland, A. Niklison, K. L. Decker, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Testing ecological and behavioral correlates of nest predation. Oikos 116: 1887-1894.
  • Martin, T. E., S. K. Auer, R. D. Bassar, A. M. Niklison, P. Lloyd. 2007. Geographic variation in avian incubation periods and parental influences on embryonic temperature. Evolution, 61-11:2558-2569.
  • Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., J. S. Hogland, M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Evaluating intercepts from demograhic models to understand resource limitation and thresholds. Ecological Modeling, 211:424-432.
  • Fontaine, J.J., M. Martel, H.M. Markland, A.M. Niklison, K.L. Decker and T.E. Martin. 2007. Testing ecological and behavioral correlates of nest predation. Oikos 116:1887-1894.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. J. of Applied Ecology 44: 983-992.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and an experimental test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 73: 579-585.
  • Cadena, C. D., S. C�rdoba-C�rdoba, G. A. Londo�o, D. Calder�n-F., T. E. Martin, M. P. Baptiste. 2007. Nesting and singing behavior of Common Bush-Tanagers (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus) in South America. Ornitologia Colombiana 5: 54-63.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:983-992.
  • Schwabl, H., M. G. Palacios, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Selection for rapid development leads to higher embryo exposure to maternal androgens among passerine species. American Naturalist 170: 196-206.
  • Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Road effects on habitat quality for black bears in the Southern Appalachians:a long term study. Journal of Mammalogy, 88(4):1062-107.
  • Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., M. S. Mitchell, R. A. Powell, and D. C. Brown. 2007. Selection of den sites by black bears in the Southern Appalachians. Journal of Mammology, 88(4):1062-1073.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2007. Optimal use of resources structures, home ranges and spatial distribution of black bears. Animal Behaviour 74:219-230.
  • Auer, S.K., R.D. Bassar, J.J. Fontaine, and T.E. Martin. 2007. Breeding biology of passerines in a subtropical montane forest in Northwestern Argentina. Condor 109:321-333.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Fierro-Calderon, K., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Reproductive biology of the Violet-chested Hummingbird in Venezuela and comparisons with other tropical and temperate hummingbirds. Condor 109:680-685.
  • Reynolds, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Three Axes of Ecological Studies: Matching Process and Time in Landscape Ecology. In Bissonette, J. A., and I. Storch, editors, Temporal Explicitness in Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Changes in Time. Springer, New York, NY.
  • Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar and T. E. Martin. 2007. Biparental incubation in the chestnut-vented tit-babbler Parisoma subcaerulemum: mates devote equal time, but males keep eggs warmer. Journal Avian Biology. 38: 278-283.
  • Decker, K., A. Niklison, and T. E. Martin. 2007. First description of the nest, eggs, and breeding behavior of the Merida Tapaculo (Scytalopus meridanus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 121-124.
  • Martin, T. E. 2007. Climate correlates of 20 years of trophic changes in a high elevation riparian system. Ecology 88: 367-380.
  • Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, and T. E. Martin. 2007. Breeding biology of passerines in a subtropical montane forest in northwestern Argentina. The Condor 109:321-333.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and a test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 73:579-585.
  • Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Experimental test of nest predation influences on adult habitat selection in a breeding bird community. American Naturalist 168: 811-818.
  • Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2006. Spatio-temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians. Forest Ecology and Management 237:103-114.
  • Fontaine, J.J., and T.E. Martin. 2006. Habitat selection responses of parents to offspring predation risk: an experimental test. American Naturalist 168:811-818.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Loehle, C., P. Van Deusen, T. B. Wigley, M. S. Mitchell, S. H. Rutzmoser, J. Aggett, J. A. Beebe, and M. L. Smith. 2006. A Method for Landscape Analysis of Forestry Guidelines Using Bird Habitat Models and the Habplan Harvest Scheduler. Forest Ecology and Management 232:56-67.
  • Mitchell, M. S., S. H. Rutzmoser, T. B. Wigley, C. Loehle, J. A. Gerwin, P. D. Keyser, R. A. Lancia, R. W. Perry, C. J. Reynolds, R. E. Thill, R. Weih, D. White, Jr., P. Bohall Wood. 2006. Relationships between avian richness and landscape structure at multiple scales using multiple landscapes. Forest Ecology and Management.
  • Fontaine, J.J., and T.E. Martin. 2006. Parent birds assess nest predation risk and adjust their reproductive strategies. Ecology Letters 9:428-434.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Martin, T.E., R.D. Bassar, S.K. Bassar, J.J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60:390-398  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Fontaine, J. J., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Parent birds assess nest predation risk and adjust their reproductive strategies. Ecology Letters 9: 428-434.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, M. M. Hart, U. Langner, and R. D. Bassar. 2006. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation: a case study. Pp: 255-269 in J. Wu, K. B. Jones, H. Li, and O. Loucks (Editors) Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis In Ecology: Methods and Applications. Columbia University Press, New York, NY.
  • Martin, T. E., R. D. Bassar, S. K. Bassar, J. J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60:390-398.
  • Palacios, M. G., and T. E. Martin. 2006. Incubation period and immune function: a comparative field study among coexisting birds. Oecologia 146:505-512.
  • Tewksbury, J. J., L. Garner, S. Garner, J. D. Lloyd, V. Saab, and T. E. Martin. 2006. Alternative hypotheses of landscape influence on nest predation and brood parasitism in fragmented ecosystems. Ecology:87(3), Pp. 759-768.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15: 1504-1514.
  • Lloyd, P., T. E. Martin, R. L. Redmond, U. Langner, and M. M. Hart. 2005. Linking demographic effects of habitat fragmentation across landscapes to continental source-sink dynamics. Ecological Applications 15: 1504-1514.
  • Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2005. Reproductive success of chestnut-collared longspurs in native and exotic grassland. Condor 107: 363-374.
  • Ferretti, V., P. E. Llambias, and T. E. Martin. 2005. Life history differences between poulations of a Neotropical thrush challenge food limitation theory. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272:769-773.
  • Roff, D. A., V. Reme', and T. E. Martin. 2005. The evolution of fledging age in songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 18:1425-1433.
  • Lloyd, J., and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site preference and maternal effects on offspring growth. Behavioral Ecology 15: 816-823.
  • Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2004. Nest-site partitioning in a strandveld shrubland bird community. Ostrich 75: 250-258
  • Nalwanga, D., P. Lloyd, M. A. duPlessis, and T. E. Martin. 2004. The influence of nest site characteristics on the nesting success of Karoo Prinia. Ostrich 75: 269-274.
  • Fondell, T. F., and I. J. Ball. 2004. Density and success of bird nests relative to grazing on western Montana grasslands. Biological Conservation 117:203-213.
  • Mitchell, M. S. 2004. Black bear Ursus americanus. Pp. 187-189 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and M. Sievering. 2004. Long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata. Pp. 208-209 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and M. Sievering. 2004. Spotted skunk Spilogale putorius. Pp. 210-211 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Martin, T. E. 2004. Avian life-history evolution has an eminent past: does it have a bright future? The Auk 121:289-301
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2004. A mechanistic home range model for optimal use of spatially distributed resources. Ecological Modelling 177:209-232.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2003. Response of black bears to forest management in the southern Appalachian mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:692-705.
  • Lloyd, J. D., and T. E. Martin. 2003. Sibling competition and the evolution of parental developmental rates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 270: 735-740.
  • Browder, Sharon F., Johnson, D. F., Ball, I. J. 2002. Assemblages of breeding birds as indicators of grassland condition. Ecological Indicators 2(2002)257-270.
  • Hoekman, S. T., I. J. Ball, and T. F. Fondell. 2002. Grassland birds orient nests relative to nearby vegetation. Wilson Bulletin 114(4):450-456.
  • Cavitt, J. F., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Effects of forest fragmentation on brood parasitism and nest predation in eastern and western landscapes. Studies in Avian Biology 25: 73-80.
  • Donovan, T. M., C. J. Beardmore, D. N. Bonter, J. K. Brawn, R. J. Cooper, J. A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S. A. Gauthreaux, T. L. George, W. C. Hunter, T. E. Martin, J. Price, K. V. Rosenberg, P. D. Vickery, and T. Bently Wigley. 2002. Priority research needs for the conservation of Neotropical migrant landbirds. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:329-339.
  • Remes, V., and T. E. Matin. 2002. Environmental influences on the evolution of growth and development rates in passerines. Evolution 56(12): 2505-2518.
  • Mitchell, M. S., J. W. Zimmerman, and R. A. Powell. 2002. Test of ahabitat suitability index for black bears in the Southern Appalachians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:794-808.
  • Ball, I. J., M . J. Artmann, and S. R. Hoekman. 2002. Does mallard clutch size vary with Landscape composition? Wilson Bulletin 114(3):404-406.
  • Hoekman, Steven T., L. S. Mills, D. W. Howerter, J. H. DeVries, I. J. Ball. 2002. Sensivity analyses of the life cycle of midcontinent mallards. J. Wildl. Manage. 66(3):881-898
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2001. Linking fitness landscapes with the behavior and distribution of animals. In Bissonette, J. A., and I. Storch, editors, Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press.
  • Gazda, Randall J., Randell R. Meidinger, I. J. Ball, and J. W. Connelly. 2002. Relationships between Russian olive and duck nest success in southeastern Idaho. Wildlife Soc. Bulletin 2002, 30 (2):337-344.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2002. Comparative manipulation of predation in incubating birds reveals variability in the plasticity of responses. Behavioral Ecology 13: 101-108.
  • Martin, T. E. 2002. A new view for avian life history evolution tested on an incubation paradox. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 309-316.
  • Tewksbury, J. J., T. E. Martin, S. J. Hejl, W. Jenkins, and M. Kuehn. 2002. Parental care of a cowbird host: caught between the costs of egg-removal and nest predation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 269: 423-429.
  • Wigley, T. B., M. S. Mitchell, P. C. Van Deusen, and R. A. Lancia. 2001. Tools for blending economic and ecological objectives on private forestlands. Invited Paper. Transactions of the 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference:61-76.
  • Gannes, Leonard Z., K. A. Hatch, and B. Pinshow. 2001 How does time since feeding affect the fuels pigeons use during flight. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 74(1):1-10.
  • Artmann, M. J., I. J. Ball, and T. W. Arnold. 2001. Influence of perennial cover on occupancy of nesting structures by mallards in northeastern North Dakota. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:232-239.
  • Fondell, T., S. Hoekman, and I. J. Ball. 2001. A mobile tower for locating nests of grassland birds. The Prairie Naturalist 32(4):1-8.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Fecundity-survival trade-offs and parental risk-taking in birds. Science 292: 494-497
  • Barber, D. R., T. E. Martin, M. A. Melchiors, R. E. Thill, and T. B. Wigley. 2001. Nesting success of birds in different silvicultural treatments in Southeastern U. S. pine forests. Conservation Biology 15: 196-207.
  • Martin, T. E., A. P. Moller, S. Merino, and J. Clobert. 2001. Does clutch size evolve in response to parasites and immunocompetence? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 98: 2071-2076.
  • Clark, M. E., K. A. Rose, D. A. Levine, and W. W. Hargrove. 2001. Predicting climate change effects on appalachian trout: combining GIS and individual-based modeling. Ecological Applictions, Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2001.
  • Banks, A. B., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds: the role of host activity. Behavioral Ecology 12: 31-40
  • Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Behavioral interactions between two coexisting wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): experimental and empirical tests. Ecology 82: 207-218.
  • Martin, P. R., and T. E. Martin. 2001. Ecological and fitness consequences of coexistence in two congeneric wood warblers (Parulidae: Vermivora): a removal experiment. Ecology 82: 189-206.
  • Martin, T. E. 2001. Abiotic vs. biotic influences on habitat selection of coexisting species, with implications for climate change. Ecology 82: 175-188.
  • Martin, T.E., P.R. Martin, C.R. Olson, B.J. Heidinger, and J.J. Fontaine. 2000. Parental care and clutch sizes in North and South American birds. Science 287:1482-1485.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Mitchell, M. S., R. A. Lancia, and J. A. Gerwin. 2001. Using landscape-level data to predict the distribution of birds on a managed forest:effects of scale. Ecological Applications11:1692-1708.
  • Conway, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Effects of ambient temperature on avian incubation strategies: a model and test. Behavioral Ecology 11: 178-188.
  • Martin, T. E., J. Scott, and C. Menge. 2000. Nest predation increases with parental activity: separating nest site and parental activity effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 267:2287-2293.
  • Wigley, T. B., W. M. Baughman, M. E. Dorcas, J. A. Gerwin, J. W. Gibbons, D. C. Guynn, Jr., R. A. Lancia, Y. A. Leiden, M. S. Mitchell, K. R. Russell. 2000. Contributions of intensively managed forests tothe sustainability of wildlife communities in the south. SustainingSouthern Forests: the Science of Forest Assessment.
  • Martin, T. E., P. R. Martin, C. R. Olson, B. J. Heidinger, and J. J. Fontaine. 2000. Parental care and clutch sizes in North and South American birds. Science 287: 1482 1485.
  • Hoekman, S. T., and I. J. Ball. 2000. Managing grasslands for breeding bird diversity. Birdscapes 2000:20-21
  • Conway, C. J., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Evolution of avian incubation behavior: influence of food, temperature, and nest predation. Evolution 54:670-685.
  • Ghalambor, C. K., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Parental investment in two species of nuthatch varies with stage-specific predation risk and reproductive effort. Animal Behaviour 60: 263-267
  • Monkkonen, M., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sensitivity of comparative analyses to population variation in trait values: clutch size and cavity excavation tendencies. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 576-580
  • Lancia, R. A., J. A. Gerwin, M. S. Mitchell, W. M. Baughman, and T. B. Wigley. 2000. Avian diversity on an intensively-managed, industrialforest in South Carolina: the Westvaco example. Fragmentation 2000: aconference on sustaining private forests in the 21st century.
  • Ball, I. J., E. Garton, and R. Shea. 2000. History, ecology, and management of the rocky mountain population of trumpeter swans: implications for restoration. Bulletin of the Trumpeter Swan Society
  • Badyaev, A. V., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Sexual dimorphism in relation to current selection in the House Finch. Evolution 54: 987-997.
  • Canterbury, G. E., T. E. Martin, D. R. Petit, L. J. Petit, and D. F. Bradford. 2000. Bird communities and habitat as ecological indicators of forest condition in regional monitoring. Conservation Biology 14: 544-558.
  • Badyaev, A. V., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Individual variation in growth trajectories: Phenotypic and genetic correlations in ontogeny of the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 290-301.
  • Banks, A. B., and T. E. Martin. 2000. Variation among host species in probability of parasitism by brown headed cowbirds: the role of host activity. Behavioral Ecology 12: 31-40.
  • Powell, R.A. and M.S. Mitchell. 1998. Topographical constraints and home range quality. Ecography 21:337-341
  • Mitchell, M.S., R.A. Lancia, and E.J. Jones. 1996. Use of insecticide to control destructive activity of ants during trapping of small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 77:1107-1113.
  • Mitchell, M.S., K.S. Karriker, E.J. Jones, and R.A. Lancia. 1995. Small mammal communities associated with pine plantation management of pocosins. The Journal of Wildlife Management 59:875-881.
  • Clark, M.K., M.S. Mitchell, and K.S. Karriker. 1993. Notes on the geographical and ecological distribution of relict population of Synaptomys cooperi (Rodentia: Arvicolidae) from Eastern North Carolina. Brimleyana 19:155-168.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 49

 

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute