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Dr. Duane Diefenbach

Research Publications

  • Gigliotti, L. C., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Sheriff. 2017. Geographic variation in winter adaptations of snowshoe hares. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95:539-545.
  • Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, M.V. Schiavone, B. Swift, D.R. Diefenbach, W.F. Siemer, and D.J. Decker. 2017. Addressing wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo) population declines using structured decision making. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21220
  • Wallingford, B. D., D. R. Diefenbach, E. S. Long, C. S. Rosenberry, and G. L. Alt. 2017. Biological and social outcomes of antler point restriction harvest regulations for white-tailed deer. Wildlife Monographs 196. Download  | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., S. L. Rathbun, J. K. Vreeland, D. Grove, and W. J. Kanapaux. 2016. Evidence for range contraction of snowshoe hare in Pennsylvania. Northeastern Naturalist 23:229-248. Download  | 
  • Lutz, C. L., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry. 2016. Proximate influences on female dispersal in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21106 Download  | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., W. C. Vreeland, M.J. Casalena, M. V. Schiavone. 2016. Retention of riveted aluminum leg bands by wild turkeys. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/072015-JFWM-064 Download  | 
  • Casalena, M. J., R. Everett, W. C. Vreeland, I. D. Gregg, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2016. Timing of spring wild turkey hunting in relation to nest incubation. Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:237-247. Download  | 
  • Lutz, C. L., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry. 2015. Population density influences dispersal in female white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 96:494-501. Download  | 
  • Diefenbach, D. R., L. Hansen, J. Bohling, and C. Miller-Butterworth. 2015. Population and genetic outcomes 20 years after reintroducing bobcats (Lynx rufus) to Cumberland Island, Georgia USA. Ecology and Evolution 5:4885–4895. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1750. Download  | 
  • Laake, J. L. D. Johnson, D. R. Diefenbach, M. A. Ternent. 2014. Hidden Markov Model for Dependent Tag Loss and Survival Estimation. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19:522-540. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and E. S. Long. 2014. Effect of hunter selectivity on harvest rates of radio-collared white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1456-1465. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • 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  | 
  • 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  | 
  • 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 | 
  • Hill, J. M., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2013. Occupancy patterns of declining grassland sparrow populations in a fragmented and forested landscape. Conservation Biology 28:735-744. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • 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. 2013, 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  | 
  • 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  | 
  • 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 |  Download  | 
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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  | 
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 18

Scientific Publications: 83

Presentations: 119

 

Contact Us

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit University Park, PA 16802 Phone: (814) 865 - 4511 Fax: (814) 863 - 4710

Unit Leader

Duane Diefenbach
Duane R. Diefenbach

Upon completion of my Ph.D. I worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as their biometrician for 7 years. There I began my current research involving grassland sparrows and black bears. Since 1999 I have been a research scientist with the Pennsylvania Unit and enjoy the challenges in integrating research to improve management decisions.

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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