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Dr. Anna Chalfoun

Research Publications

  • Carlisle, J. D., D. A. Keinath, S. E. Albeke, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018.Identifying Holes in the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Umbrella. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:948-957.
  • Carlisle, J.D., A. D. Chalfoun, K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Non-target effects of habitat manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse on songbirds: implications for the umbrella species concept. Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:439-455.
  • Carlisle, J. D., L. E. Sanders, A. D. Chalfoun, and K. G. Gerow. Raptor nest-site use in relation to the proximity of coalbed methane development. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Hall, L.E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018. What to eat in a warming world: Do increased temperatures necessitate hazardous duty pay? Oecologia 186:73-84.
  • Carlisle, J. D., D. R. Stewart, and A. D. Chalfoun. An intertebrate ecosystem engineer likely covered under the umbrella of sage-grouse conservation. Western North American Naturalist.
  • R. P. Jakopak, L. E. Hall, and A. D. Chalfoun. Organizing the pantry: Cache management improves quality of overwinter food stores in a montane mammal. Journal of Mammalogy.
  • Ceradini, J. and A. Chalfoun. Species' traits help predict small mammal responses to habitat homogenization by cheatgrass invasion. Ecological Applications.
  • Ceradini, J., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. When perception reflects reality: Non-native grass invasion alters small mammal risk landscapes and survival. Ecology and Evolution.
  • Hall, L. E., A. D. Chalfoun, E. A. Beever, and A. E. Loosen. 2016. Microrefuges and the occurrence of thermal specialists: Implications for wildlife persistence amidst changing temperatures. Climate Change Responses 3:1-12.
  • Robertson, B. A., and A. D. Chalfoun. Evolutionary traps as keys to understanding behavioral maladaptation. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.
  • Mahoney, A. C., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2016. Reproductive success of Horned Lark and McCown’s Longspur in relation to wind energy infrastructure. Condor-Ornithological Applications 118:360-375 (Invited-special renewable energy issue).
  • Hubbard, K. A., A. D. Chalfoun, and K. G. Gerow. 2016. The relative influence of road characteristics and habitat on adjacent lizard populations in arid shrublands; Journal of Herpetology 50:29-36.
  • Leah H. Yandow, Anna D. Chalfoun, and Daniel F. Doak. Climate tolerances and habitat requirements jointly shape the elevational distribution of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps). Diversity and Distributions 10(8).
  • Hethcoat, M. G., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2015.Toward a mechanistic understanding of human-induced rapid environmental change: A case study linking energy development, nest predation, and predators. Journal of Applied Ecology.
  • 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.
  • Hethcoat, M. G., and Anna D. Chalfoun. 2015. Energy development and avian nest survival in Wyoming, USA: a test of a common disturbance index. Biological Conservation 184:327-334.
  • Saab, V., Q. Latif, M. Rowland, T. Johnson, A. Chalfoun, S. Buskirk, J. Heyward and M. Dresser. Ecological Consequences of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks for Wildlife in Western North American Forests. Forest Science 60:539-559.
  • Kramer, G. E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2012. Growth rate and relocation movements of Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) nestlings in relation to age. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:793-797.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., and K. Schmidt. 2012. Adaptive breeding-habitat selection: Is it for the birds?Auk (invited Perspectives in Ornithology article) 129:1-11.
  • Hubbard, K. A., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2012. An experimental evaluation of potential scavenger effects on snake road mortality detections. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7:150-156.
  • Gilbert, M. and A. D. Chalfoun. 2011.Energy development affects populations of sagebrush
    songbirds in Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:816-824.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fletcher, R. J., Jr., L. Ries, J. Battin, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2007. The role of habitat area and edge in fragmented landscapes: definitively distinct or inevitably intertwined? (Invited paper), Canadian J. of Zoology 85:1017-1030.
  • 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  | 
  • Chalfoun, A. D., M. J. Ratnaswamy, and F. R. Thompson III. 2002. Songbird nest predators in forest-pasture edge and forest interior in a fragmented landscape. Ecological Applications 12(3):858-867.
  • Chalfoun, A. D., F. R. Thompson III., and M. J. Ratnaswamy. 2002. Nest predators and fragmentation: a review and meta-analysis. Conservation Biology 16(2):306-318.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 17

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 107


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Matthew Kauffman
Dr. Matthew Kauffman

Dr. Kauffman grew up in rural southern Oregon, the son of a horse logger and an elementary schoolteacher. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. Kauffman is a wildlife biologist with a broad organismal background. He has worked across a number of ecological disciplines, blending traditional fieldwork with ecological models to address conservation and management issues.

Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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