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Dr. Terri Donovan

Research Publications

  • Abouelezz, H. G, T. M. Donovan, J. Murdoch. R. M. Mickey, M. Freeman, and K. Royar. 2018. Landscape composition mediates movement and habitat selection in bobcats (Lynx rufus): Implications for conservation planning. Landscape Ecology 33:1301-1318.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0654-8
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  • Aylward, C. J. D. Murdoch, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, C. Bernier, and J. Katz. 2018. Estimating distribution and connectivity of recolonizing American marten (Martes americana) in the northeastern United States using expert elicitation techniques. Animal Conservation. doi:10.1111/acv.12417
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  • Brown, M., C. D. Canham, L. Murphy, and T. M. Donovan. Timber harvest as the predominant disturbance regime in northeastern U.S. forests: effects of harvest intensification. Ecosphere 9:1-19. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.2062
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  • Farrell, L. E. D M. Levy, T. Donovan, R. Mickey, A. Howard, J. Vashon, M. Freeman, K. Royar, and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2018. Landscape connectivity for bobcat (Lynx rufus) and lynx (Lynx canadensis) in the northeastern Northeastern United States. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194243. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194243 Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Cherukuri, A, A. Strong, and T. M. Donovan. 2018. Developing a monitoring protocol for least bitterns (Ixobrychis exilis) in New England: Detection probability and occupancy modeling. Northeastern Naturalist 25:56-71. https://doi.org/10.1656/045.025.0104 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T.M. and J. E Katz. 2018. AMModels: An R package for storing models, data, and metadata to facilitate adaptive management. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0188966. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188966 Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Brown, M. L., T. M. Donovan, R. M. Mickey, G. S. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk, and D. S. Theobald. 2017. Predicting effects of future development on a territorial forest songbird: methodology matters. Landscape Ecology 33:93-108. DOI 10.1007/s10980-017-0586-8 Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Chellman, I.C., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2017. Estimating population demographic parameters for the mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) in Vermont. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12(2):422-434. Abstract | 
  • Puchala, E.A., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2016. Predicting the stability of endangered Stonecats (Noturus flavus) in the LaPlatte River, Vermont. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 903-912. Abstract | 
  • Brauer, C., T. Donovan, R. Mickey, J. Katz, and B. Mitchell. 2016. A comparison of acoustic montoring methods for common anurans of the northeastern United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:140-149. Publisher Website | 
  • Katz, J. and T. M. Donovan. 2017. AMModels: Adaptive Management Model Manager. R package version 0.1.2.
  • Katz, J., S. Hafner, and T. Donovan. 2016. Tools for automated acoustic monitoring within the R package monitoR. Bioacoustics. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2016.1138415 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Katz, J., S. Hafner, and T. Donovan. 2016. Assessment of Error Rates in Acoustic Monitoring with the R package monitoR. Bioacoustics. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2015.1133320 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T., Brown, M., & Katz, J. 2015. Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit R Projects: R for Fledglings. Retrieved from https://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/vtcfwru/R/?Page=fledglings/fledglings.htm
  • Brown, M. L., T. M. Donovan, W. S. Schwenk, and D. M. Theobald. 2013. Predicting impacts of future human population growth and development on occupancy rates of forest-dependent birds . Biological Conservation. Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 0006-3207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.039 Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bettigole, C., T. Donovan, R. Manning, J. Austin, and R. Long. 2013. Acceptability of residential development in a regional landscape: Potential effects on wildlife occupancy patterns. Biological Conservation. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bettigole, C., T. M. Donovan, R. Manning, and J. Austin. 2013. Normative standards for land use in Vermont: Implications for biodiversity. Biological Conservation. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Tierney, G., B. Mitchell;, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. D. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, and F. Dieffenbach. 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Murdoch, J., H. Davie, M. Galbadrah, T. Donovan, and R. Reading. 2013. Do Siberian marmots influence toad-headed agama occupancy? Examining the influence of marmot colonies and three steppe habitats in Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments 92:76-80. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., G. S. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk, and J. H. Dinitz. 2012. Estimating landscape carrying capacity through maximum clique analysis. Ecological Applications 22:2265-2276. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Schwenk, W. S., T. M. Donovan, W. S. Keeton, and J. S. Nunery. 2012. Carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity: comparing ecosystem services with multi-criteria decision analysis. Ecological Applications 22:1612-1627. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Duerr, A., D. E. Capen, and T. M. Donovan. 2012. Energetic considerations for managing double-crested cormorants on Lake Champlain. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:131-140. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Howe, E., J. E. Marsden, T. M. Donovan, and R. Lamberson. 2012. A life cycle approach to modeling sea lamprey population dynamics in the Lake Champlain basin to evaluate alternative control strategies. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:101-114. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T.M., M.D. Freeman, A. Howard, K. Royar, H. Abouelezz, and R. Mickey. 2011. Quantifying home range habitat requirements for bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Vermont. Biological Conservation 144:2799-2809. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Schwenk, W. S., and T. M. Donovan. 2011. A multi-species framework for landscape conservation planning. Conservation Biology 25:1010-1021. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Shustack, D. P., A. M. Strong, and T. M. Donovan. 2010. Habitat use patterns of Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows in the northeastern United States. Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(2): 11. [online] URL: http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art11/ Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Cornell, K. L, and T. M. Donovan. 2010. Scale-dependent mechanisms of habitat selection for a migratory passerine: An experimental approach. Auk 127:899-908. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, J. S. Buzas, and W. J. Zielinski. Predicting carnivore occurrence using data collected with multiple, noninvasive methods.Landscape Ecology 26:327-340. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Cornell, K., and T. Donovan. 2010. Effects of spatial habitat heterogeneity on habitat selection and annual fecundity for a forest songbird. Landscape Ecology 25:109-122. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Rinehart, K., T. Donovan, B. Mitchell, R. Long. 2009. Factors influencing occupancy patterns of Eastern Newts across Vermont. Journal of Herpetology 43(3):521-531. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bonter, D. N., S. A. Gauthreaux, Jr., and T. M. Donovan. 2009. Characteristics of important stopover locations for migrating birds: Remote sensing with radar in the Great Lakes Basin. Conservation Biology 23:440-448. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. J. Buckley. 2008. Regional population viability of grassland songbirds: effects of agricultural management. Biological Conservation 141:3139-3151. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bonter, D. N., T. M. Donovan, E. Brooks. 2008. What are we missing with ground-level mist nets? Using elevated nets at a migration stopover site. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:314-320. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T. M., C. Danforth, D. Shustack. 2008. Predicting annual fecundity from nest success. Open Ornithology Journal 1:20-28. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Mitchell, B. R., and T. M. Donovan. Mob mentality: the effect of a mobbing tape on detections during point count surveys. Open Ornithology Journal 1:8-19. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. J. Buckley. 2008. Grassland songbird survival and recruitment in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes: implications for source-sink demography. Ecology 89:1941-1952. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Perlut, N., C. Freeman-Gallant, A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, and N. J. Zalik. 2008. Agricultural management affects evolutionary processes in a migratory songbird. Molecular Ecology 17:1248-1255. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Smith, K. W., W. S. Keeton, T. M. Donovan, and B. Mitchell. 2008. Stand-level forest structure in avian habitat: scale dependencies in predicting occurrences in a heterogeneous forest. Forest Science 54:36-46. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T., and J. Hines. 2007. Exercises in occupancy modeling and estimation. Electronic book. <http://www. uvm. edu/envnr/vtcfwru/spreadsheets/occupancy/occupancy. htm> Publisher Website | 
  • Duerr, A., D. E. Capen, and T. M. Donovan. 2007. Wildlife management increases breeding dispersal in double-crested cormorants. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2565-2574. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, W. J. Zielinski, and J. S. Buzas. 2007. Comparing scat detection dogs, cameras, and hair snares for surveying carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2018-2025. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, W. J. Zielinski, and J. S. Buzas. 2007. Effectiveness of scat detection dogs for detecting forest carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2007-2017. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Noa, L., D. H. Hirth, T. M. Donovan, and D. Cimprich. 2007. Demographic differences of black-capped vireos in two habitat types in central Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1042-1049. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bonter, D. N., T. M. Donovan, and E. W. Brooks. 2007. Daily changes in energetic condition in landbirds during migration stopover on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Auk 124:122-133 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Perlut, N., A. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. Buckley. 2006. Grassland songbirds in a dynamic management landscape: behavioral responses and management strategies. Ecological Applications 16:2235-2247. Download  | 
  • Watrous, K. S., T. M. Donovan, R. Mickey, S. R. Darling, A. Hicks, and S. Von Oettengen. 2006. Predicting and mapping the minimum habitat requirements of the Indiana Bat in the Champlain Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1228-1237 Download  | 
  • Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, T. M. Donovan, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2006. How consistent are the effects of patch size and landscape composition on density and nest success of grassland birds? Journal of Wildlife Management 70:158-172.
  • Donovan, T. M., J. Buzas, P. W. Jones, H. L. Gibbs. 2006. Tracking dispersal in birds: assessing the potential of elemental markers. Auk 123:1-12.
  • McKenny, H., W. S. Keeton, and T. M. Donovan. 2006. The effects of structure-based forestry on red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) populations in northern hardwood forests. Forest Ecology and Management 230:186-196.
  • Troy, A., A. M. Strong, S. C. Bosworth, T. M. Donovan, N. J. Buckley. 2005. Attitudes of dairy farmers regarding adoption of management practices for grassland songbirds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:528-538. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Winter, M., J. A. Shaffer, D. H. Johnson, T. M. Donovan, W. D. Svedarsky, P. W. Jones, and B. R. Euliss. 2005. Habitat and nesting of Le Conte's Sparrows in the northern tallgrass prairie. Journal of Field Ornithology 76:61�71.
  • Driscoll, M. L., and T. M. Donovan. 2004. Landscape context moderates edge effects: Nesting success of Wood Thrushes in central New York. Conservation Biology 18:1330-1338. Download  | 
  • Driscoll, M. L., T. M. Donovan, R. Mickey, A. Howard, and K. Fleming. 2005. Determinants of Wood Thrush nesting success: a multi-scale, model selection approach. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:699-708. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., and A. M. Strong. 2002. Linkages between landscape theory and population dynamics: a review of empirical evidence. Pages 35-54 In: J. Bissonnette and I. Storch, editors. Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press.
  • Thompson, F. R. III, T. M. Donovan, R. DeGraaf, J. Faaborg, and S. K. Robinson. 2002. A multi-scale perspective of the effects of forest fragmentation on birds in eastern forests. Studies in Avian Biology 25:8-19.
  • Donovan, T. M., and C. Welden. 2002. Spreadsheet exercises in conservation biology and landscape ecology. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. 464 pages. Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T. M., and C. Welden. 2002. Spreadsheet exercises in ecology and evolution. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. 556 pages. Publisher Website | 
  • Donovan, T. M., and C. Flather. 2002. Relationships among North American songbird trends, habitat fragmentation, and landscape occupancy. Ecological Applications. 12:364-374. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., C. Beardmore, D. Bonter, J. Brawn, J. A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S. Geautreax, L. George, C. Hunter, T. E. Martin, J. Price, K. Rosenberg, P. Vickery, and T. Bentley Wigley. (The Partners in Flight Research Working Group). 2002. Priority research needs for conservation of Neotropical migrants. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:329-338. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., F. R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 2000. Cowbird distribution at different scales of fragmentation: Tradeoffs between breeding and feeding opportunities. Pages 255-264 In Ecology and management of cowbirds (T. Cooke, S. K. Robinson, S. I. Rothstein, S. G. Sealy, J. N. M. Smith, eds. ). University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. Download  | 
  • Hall, C. A. S., P. W. Jones, T. M. Donovan, and J. P. Gibbs. 2000. Neoclassical economics and its effects on wildlife and wildlife management. The Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:16-25.
  • Howell, C. A., S. C. Latta, T. M. Donovan, P. A. Porneluzi, and J. Faaborg. 2000. Landscape effects mediate breeding bird abundance in midwestern forests. Landscape Ecology 15:547-563.
  • Thompson, F. R. III, S. K. Robinson, T. M. Donovan, J. Faaborg, and D. Whitehead. 2000. Biogeographic, landscape, and local factors affecting cowbird abundance and host parasitism levels. Pages 271-279 In Ecology and management of cowbirds (T. Cooke, S. K. Robinson, S. I. Rothstein, S. G. Sealy, J. N. M. Smith, eds. ). University of Texas Press, Austin, TX.
  • Donovan, T. M., and F. R. Thompson, III. 2001. Modeling the ecological trap hypothesis: A landscape and sensitivity analysis for a migrant songbird. Ecological Applications 11:871-882. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M, and R. H. Lamberson. 2001. Area-sensitive distribution patterns can counteract the negative effects of habitat fragmentation on breeding birds. Ecology 82:1170-1179. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., and J. G. Goetz. 1999. Exploring demographic and environmental stochasticity with spreadsheets. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80:235-239.
  • Donovan, T., K. E. Freemark, B. Maurer, L. Petit, S. K. Robinson, and V. Saab. 1999. Setting local and regional objectives for the persistence of bird populations. In Strategies for bird conservation: The Partners in Flight planning process (R. E. Bonney, D. Pashley, R. J. Cooper, and L. Niles, eds. ). http://birds. cornell. edu/pifcapemay. Proceedings RMRS-P-15. Ogden, UT: U. S. D. A., Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Statiion, 281 p.
  • Hochachka, W. M., T. E. Martin, V. Artman, C. R. Smith, S. J. Hejl, D. E. Andersen, D. Curson, L. Petit, N. Mathews, T. Donovan, E. E. Klaas, P. B. Wood, J. C. Manolis, K. P. McFarland, J. V. Nichols, J. C. Bednarz, D. M. Evans, J. P. Duguay, S. Garner, J. Tewksbury, K. L. Purcell, J. Faaborg, C. B. Goguen, C. Rimmer, R. Dettmers, M. Knutson, J. A. Collazo, L. Garner, D. Whitehead, and G. Geupel. 1999. Scale dependence in the effects of forest coverage on parasitization by brown-headed cowbirds. Studies in Avian Biology 18:80-88.
  • Faaborg, J., F. R. Thompson III, S. K. Robinson, T. M. Donovan, D. R. Whitehead, and J. Brawn. 1998. Understanding fragmented Midwestern landscapes: The future. Pages 193-208 In Avian Conservation: Research and management (J. M. Marzluff and R. Sallabanks, eds. ). Island Press, Washington D. C.
  • Donovan, T. M., P. W. Jones, E. M. Annand, and F. R. Thompson III. 1997. Variation in local-scale edge effects: Mechanisms and landscape context. Ecology 78:2064-2075. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., D. Clark, R. W. Howe, and B. Danielson. 1996. Metapopulations and the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in the Midwest. In Managing Midwest landscapes for the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds (F. R. Thompson III, editor). North Central Forest Experiment Station General Technical Report NC-187.
  • Jones, P. W., and T. M. Donovan. Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus). 1996. In The Birds of North America, No. 261 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. ). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington D. C. : The American Ornithologists' Union.
  • Donovan, T. M., and C. M. Stanley. 1995. A new method of determining ovenbird age on the basis of rectrix shape. Journal of Field Ornithology 66:247-252.
  • Donovan, T. M., F. R. Thompson III, J. Faaborg, and J. Probst. 1995. Reproductive success of migratory birds in habitat sources and sinks. Conservation Biology 9:1380-1395. Download  | 
  • Donovan, T. M., R. H. Lamberson, A. Kimber, F. R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 1995. Modeling the effects of habitat fragmentation on source and sink demography of Neotropical migrant birds. Conservation Biology 9:1396-1407. Download  | 
  • Faaborg, J., M. Brittingham, T. M. Donovan, and J. Blake. 1995. Neotropical migrant responses to habitat fragmentation in the temperate zone. In The ecology and management of Neotropical migratory birds (T. E. Martin and D. Finch, eds. ). Oxford Press.
  • Martin, T. E., D. F. DeSante, C. R. Paine, T. M. Donovan, R. Dettmers, J. Manolis, and K. Burton. 1995. Breeding productivity and adult survival in nongame birds. Pages 23-26 In Our living resources: A report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U. S. plants, animals, and ecosystems (E. T. LaRoe, editor). U. S. D. I. National Biological Service, Washington D. C.
  • Robinson, S. K., F. R. Thompson III, T. M. Donovan, D. R. Whitehead, and J. Faaborg. 1995. Regional forest fragmentation and the nesting success of migratory birds. Science 267:1987-1990. Download  | 
  • Van Horn, M. A., and T. M. Donovan. 1994. Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus). In The Birds of North America, No. 88 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington D. C. : The American Ornithologists' Union.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 6

Scientific Publications: 19

Presentations: 38

 

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Unit Leader

Donna Parrish
Donna Parrish

Donna is the Unit Leader of the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

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Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Vermont
  3. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
  4. Wildlife Management Institute