Colorado State University


Dannemiller, N. G., S. Kechejian, S. Kraberger, K. Logan, M. Alldredge, K. R. Crooks, S. VandeWoude, and S. Carver. Diagnostic Uncertainty and the epidemiology of feline foamy Virus in pumas (Puma concolor). Scientific Reports 10 (1): 1-7.

Hamilton, L.C., J.E. Lambert, L.A. Lawhon, J. Salerno, and J. Hartter. 2020. Wolves are back: Sociopolitical identity and opinions on management of Canis lupus. Conservation Science and Practice 2020;e213.

Johnson, H.E., D. L. Lewis, and S. W. Breck. 2020. Individual and population fitness consequences associated with large carnivore use of residential development. Ecosphere, 11(5).

Kozakiewicz, C., C. Burridge, W. C. Funk, M. Craft, K. Crooks, R. Fisher, N. Fountain-Jones, M. Jennings, S. Kraberger, J. Lee, L. Lyren, S. Riley, S. VandeWoude, and S. Carver. 2020.  Does the virus cross the road? Viral phylogeographic patterns among bobcat populations reflect a history of urban development. Evolutionary Applications 00:1-12.

Kraberger, S., N. M Fountain-Jones, R. B. Gagne, J. Malmberg, N. G Dannemiller, K. Logan, M. Alldredge, A. Varsani, K. R Crooks, M. Craft, S. Carver, and S. VandeWoude. 2020. Frequent cross-species transmissions of foamy virus between domestic and wild felids. Virus Evolution 6 (1), vez058.

Niemiec, R.M, R.E.W. Berl, M. Gonzalez, T. Teel, C. Camara, M. Collins, J. Salerno, K. Crooks, C. Schultz, S. Breck, and D. Hoag. 2020. Public perspectives and media reporting of wolf reintroduction in Colorado. PeerJ 8:e9074

Niemiec, R. M., S. Sekar, M. Gonzalez, and A. Mertens. 2020. The influence of message framing on public beliefs and behaviors related to species reintroduction. Biological Conservation 248, 108522.

Smith, J.G., M. K. Jennings, E. E. Boydston, K. R. Crooks, H. B. Ernest, S.P. D. Riley, L. E. K. Serieys, S. Sleater-Squires, and R. L. Lewison. 2020. Carnivore population structure across an urbanization gradient: a regional genetic analysis of bobcats in southern California. Landscape Ecology: 1-16.


Abrams, K. M., Leong, K., Melena, S. and Teel T. (2019) Encouraging safe wildlife viewing in National Parks: Effects of a communication campaign on visitors’ behavior, Environmental Communication, DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1649291

Breck, S. W., S. A. Poessel, P. Mahoney, and J. A. Young. 2019. The intrepid urban coyote: a comparison of bold and exploratory behavior in coyotes from urban and rural environments. Scientific Reports

Dietsch, A. M., M. J. Manfredo, L. Sullivan, J. T. Bruskotter, and T. L. Teel. 2019. A multilevel, systems view of values can inform a move toward human-wildlife coexistence. In: Human-Wildlife Interactions: Turning Conflict into Coexistence (B. Frank, J. A. Glikman, S. Marchini, eds). Cambridge University Press.

Laverty, T. M., T. L. Teel, R. E. W. Thomas, A. A. Gawusab, and J. Berger. 2019. Using pastoral ideology to understand human-wildlife coexistence in arid agricultural landscapes. Conservation Science and Practice.

Kechejian S. R, N. Dannemiller, S. Kraberger, C. Ledesma-Feliciano, J. Malmberg, M. Roelke Parker, M. Cunningham, R. McBride, S. P. D. Riley, W. Vickers, K. Logan, M. Alldredge, K. Crooks, M. Lochelt, S. Carver, and S. VandeWoude.  2019.  Feline foamy virus is highly prevalent in free-ranging Puma concolor from Colorado, Florida and Southern California. Viruses 11(4): 359.

Kozakiewicz, C., C. Burridge, W. C. Funk, P. Salerno, D. Trumbo, R. Gagne, E. Boydston, R. Fisher, L. Lyren, M. Jennings, S. Riley, L. Serieys, S. VandeWoude, K. Crooks, and S. Carver. 2019. Urbanization reduces genetic connectivity in bobcat (Lynx rufus) at both intra- and inter-population spatial scales. Molecular Ecology 28: 5068-5085.

Lischka, S. A., Teel, T. L., Johnson, H. E. & Crooks, K. R. (2019) Understanding and managing human tolerance for a large carnivore in a residential system. Biological Conservation, 238, 108189.

Malmberg, J. L, J. S. Lee, R. Gagne, S. Kechejian, M. E. Roelke, R. McBride, D. Onorato, M. W. Cunningham, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2019. Altered lentiviral infection dynamics follow genetic rescue of the Florida panther.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20191689.

Manfredo M., Salerno J., Sullivan L., & Berger J. (2019) For US wildlife management, social science needed now more than ever. BioScience. 69, 12, 960-961.

Mitchell, A. M., B. L. Bruyere, T. O. Otieno, S. Bhalla, and T. Teel. 2019. A comparison between human-carnivore conflicts and local community attitudes toward carnivores in Westgate Community Conservancy, Samburu, Kenya. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 24(2): 168-179.

Reynolds, J. J. H., S. Carver, M. W. Cunningham, K. A. Logan, W. Vickers, K. R. Crooks, S. VandeWoude, and M. E. Craft.  2019. Feline immunodeficiency virus in puma: Estimation of force of infection reveals insights into transmission.  Ecology and Evolution 2019; 00:1-15.

Salerno J., Bailey K., Gaughan A., Stevens F., Hilton T., Cassidy L., Drake M., Pricope N., & Hartter J. In press. Wildlife impacts and vulnerable livelihoods in a transfrontier conservation landscape. Conservation Biology.

Thomas, R. E. W., T. L. Teel, B. Bruyere, and S. Laurence. 2019. Metrics and outcomes of conservation education: A quarter century of lessons learned. Environmental Education Research 25(2): 172-192.

Young, J.K., Draper, J. & Breck, S. W. 2019. Mind the gap: Experimental tests to improve efficacy of fladry for non-lethal management of coyotes.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, 43(2), 265-271.

Trumbo, D. R., P. E. Salerno, K. A. Logan, M. W. Alldredge, R. B. Gagne, C. P. Kozakiewicz, S. Kraberger, N. M. Fountain-Jones, M. E. Craft, S. Carver, H. B. Ernest, K. R Crooks, S. VandeWoude, W. C. Funk. 2019. Urbanization impacts apex predator gene flow but not genetic diversity across an urban-rural divide. Molecular Ecology 28: 4926-4940.

Windell, R. M., J. S. Lewis, A. R. Gramza, and K. R. Crooks. 2019. Carnivore carrying behavior as documented with wildlife camera traps. Western North American Naturalist 79: 471-480.


Amirkhiz, R. G., J. K. Frey, J. W. Cain III, S. W. Breck, D. L. Bergman. 2018. Predicting spatial factors associated with cattle depredations by the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) with recommendations for depredation risk modeling. Biological Conservation. 224: 327-335.

Jacobs, M. H., J. J. Vaske, T. L. Teel, and M. J. Manfredo. 2018. Human dimensions of wildlife. In: Environmental Psychology: An Introduction, 2nd Edition (L. Steg, J. I. M. de Groot, eds) Wiley-Blackwell.

Johnson, H. E., D. L. Lewis, S. A. Lischka, and S. W. Breck. 2018. Assessing ecological and social outcomes of a bear‐proofing experiment. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82: 1102-1114.

Kellner, A., S. Carver, V. Scorza, C. D. McKee, M. Lappin, K. R. Crooks, S. VandeWoude, and M. F. Antolin. 2018. Transmission pathways and spillover of an erythrocytic bacterial pathogen from domestic cats to wild felids. Ecology and Evolution: 1-14. 10.1002/ece3.4451

Lackey, C. W., S. W. Breck, B. F. Wakeling, and B. White. 2018. Human-black bear conflict: A review of common management practices.  Human-Wildlife Interactions Monograph Number 2.

Laufenberg, J., H. E. Johnson, P. F. Doherty, and S. W. Breck. 2018. Compounding effects of a natural food shortage and human development on a large carnivore population along a human development-wildland interface. Biological Conservation 224: 188–198.

Lischka, S. A., T. L. Teel, H. Johnson, S. Reed, S. Breck, A. Don Carlos, and K. R. Crooks. 2018. A conceptual model for the integration of social and ecological information to understand human-wildlife interactions.  Biological Conservation 225: 80-87.

Much, R. S. W. Breck, N. Lance, and P. Callahan. 2018. An ounce of prevention: quantifying the effects of non-lethal tools on wolf behavior. Applied Animal Behavior Science 203: 73-80.

Teel, T. L., C. B. Anderson, M. A. Burgman, J. Cinner, D. Clark, R. A. Estevez, J. P. G. Jones, T. R. McClanahan, M. S. Reed, C. Sandbrook, and F. A. V. St. John. 2018. Publishing social science research in Conservation Biology to move beyond biology. Conservation Biology 32(1): 6-8.

Verzuh, T., D. L. Bergman, S. C. Bender, M. Dwire, and S. W. Breck, S.W., 2018. Intercanine width measurements to aid predation investigations: a comparison between sympatric native and non-native carnivores in the Mexican wolf recovery area. Journal of Mammalogy 99: 1405-1410.


Bennett, N. J., R. Roth, S. C. Klain, K. M. A. Chan, P. Christie, D. A. Clark, G. Cullman, D. Curran, T. J. Durbin, G. Epstein, A. Greenberg, M. P. Nelson, J. Sandlos, R. Stedman, T. L. Teel, R. E. W. Thomas, D. Verissimo, and C. Wyborn. 2017. Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation. Biological Conservation 205: 93-108.

Bennett, N. J., R. Roth, S. C. Klain, K. M. A Chan, D. A. Clark, G. Cullman, G. Epstein, M. P. Nelson, R. Stedman, T. L. Teel, R. E. W. Thomas, C. Wyborn, D. Curran, A. Greenberg, J. Sandlos, and D. Verissimo. 2017. Mainstreaming the social sciences in conservation. Conservation Biology 31(1): 56-66.

Bonnell, M. A. and S. W. Breck. 2017. Using coyote hazing at the community level to change coyote behavior and reduce human-coyote conflict in urban environments. Human-Wildlife Interactions 11:146-155.

Breck, S. W., S. A. Poessel, and M. A. Bonnell. 2017.  Evaluating lethal and nonlethal management options for urban coyotes. Human-Wildlife Interactions: 11:133-145.

Dietsch, A. M., K. M. Slagle, S. Baruch-Mordo, S. W. Breck, and L. M. Ciarniello. 2017. Education is not a panacea for reducing human-black bear conflict. Ecological Modeling;

Dietsch, A. M., M. J. Manfredo, and T. L. Teel. 2017. Wildlife value orientations as an approach to understanding the social context of human-wildlife conflict. In: Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife: A Biosocial Approach, 1st Edition (C. M. Hill, A. D. Webber, N. E. C. Priston, eds). Berghahn Books.

Escobar, L. E., S. Carver, D. Romero-Alvarez, S. VandeWoude, K. R. Crooks, M. R. Lappin, and M. E. Craft.  2017. Inferring the ecological niche of Toxoplasma gondii and Bartonella spp. in wild felids.  Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4, 172.

Fountain-Jones, N., M. Craft, W. C. Funk, C. Kozakiewicz, D. Trumbo, E. Boydston, L. Lyren, K. Crooks, J. Lee, S. VandeWoude, and S. Carver. 2017. Urban landscapes can change viral gene flow and evolution in a fragmentation-sensitive carnivore.  Molecular Ecology 26: 6487-6498.

Johnson, H. E., D. L. Lewis, T. L. Verzuh, C. F. Wallace, R. M. Much, L. K. Willmarth, and S.W. Breck. 2017. Human development and climate affect hibernation in a large carnivore with implications for human-carnivore conflicts. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 663-672.

Lee, J., J. L. Malmberg, B. A. Wood, S. Hladky, R. Troyer, M. Roelke, M. Cunningham, R. McBride, W. Vickers, W. Boyce, E. Boydston, L. Serieys, S. Riley, K. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2017. Feline immunodeficiency virus cross-species transmission:  Implications for emergence of new lentiviral infections. Journal of Virology 91: e02134-16.

Lendrum, P., K. Crooks, and G. Wittemyer. 2017. Changes in circadian activity patterns of a wildlife community post high-intensity energy development.  Journal of Mammalogy 98: 1265-1271.

Lewis, J. L., K. A. Logan, M. W. Alldredge, S. Carver, S. N. Bevins, M. Lappin, S. VandeWoude, and K. R. Crooks. 2017. The effects of demographic, social, and environmental characteristics on pathogen prevalence in wild felids across a gradient of urbanization. PLoS ONE 12: e0187035

Lewis, J. S., K. A. Logan, M. W. Alldredge, D. Theobald, S. VandeWoude, and K. R. Crooks. 2017. Contact networks reveal potential for interspecific interactions of sympatric wild felids driven by space use along an urban gradient. Ecosphere 8: e01707.

Manfredo, M. J., J. T. Bruskotter, T. L. Teel, D. Fulton, S. H. Schwartz, R. Arlinghaus, S. Oishi, A. K. Uskul, R. Redford, S. Kitayama, and L. Sullivan. 2017. Why social values cannot be changed for the sake of conservation. Conservation Biology 31(4): 772-780.

Manfredo, M. J., T. L. Teel, L. Sullivan, and A. M. Dietsch. 2017. Values, trust, and cultural backlash in conservation governance: The case of wildlife management in the United States. Biological Conservation 214: 303-311.

Poessel, S. A., E. C. Mock, and S. W. Breck. 2017.  Coyote (Canis latrans) diet in an urban environment: variation relative to pet conflicts, housing density, and season. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95: 287-297.

Salerno J., J. Mwalyoyo, T. Caro, E. Fitzherbert, and M. Borgerhoff Mulder. 2017. Consequences of internal migration. BioScience 67: 664-671.

Salerno, J., N. Ross, R. Ghai, M. Mahero, D. A. Travis, T. R. Gillespie, and J. Hartter. 2017. Human–wildlife interactions predict febrile illness in park landscapes of Western Uganda. EcoHealth 14: 675-690.

Stone, S. A., S. W. Breck, J. Timberlake, P. M. Haswell, F. Najera, B. S. Bean, and D. J. Thornhill. 2017.  Adaptive use of nonlethal strategies for reducing wolf- sheep conflict in Idaho. Journal of Mammalogy 98:33-44.


Blackwell, B. F., T. L. DeVault, E. Fernandez-Juricic, E. M. Gese, L. Gilbert-Norton and S. W. Breck. 2016. No single solution: application of behavioural principles in mitigating human-wildlife conflict. Animal Behaviour 120: 245-254.

Carver, S., S. N. Bevins, M. R. Lappin, E. E. Boydston, L. M. Lyren, M. Alldredge, K. A. Logan, L. L. Sweanor, S. P. D. Riley, L. E. K. Serieys, R. N. Fisher, T. W. Vickers, W. Boyce, R. McBride, M. C. Cunningham, M. Jennings, J. Lewis, T. Lunn, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2016. Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States.  Ecological Applications 26:367-381.

Dayer, A. A., A. D. Bright, T. L. Teel, and M. J. Manfredo. 2016. Application of a stated choice approach to assessing public preferences for wildlife conservation funding. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(5): 379-390.

Dietsch, A. M., T. L. Teel, and M. J. Manfredo. 2016. Social values and biodiversity conservation in a dynamic world. Conservation Biology 30(6): 1212-1221.

Gilbertson, M. L. J., S. Carver, S. VandeWoude, K. R. Crooks, M. R. Lappin, and M. E. Craft. 2016. Is pathogen exposure spatially autocorrelated? Patterns of pathogens in puma (Puma concolor) and bobcat (Lynx rufus). Ecosphere 7: e01558

Gramza, A., T. Teel, S. VandeWoude, and K Crooks. 2016. Understanding public perceptions of risk regarding outdoor pet cats to inform conservation action.  Conservation Biology 30: 276-286.

Manfredo, M. J., T. L. Teel, and A. M. Dietsch. 2016. Implications of human value shift and persistence for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology 30(2): 287-296.

McCoy, C., B. L. Bruyere, and T. L. Teel. 2016. Qualitative measures of wildlife value orientations with a diverse population in New York City. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(3): 223-239.

Piaggio, A. J., C. A. Cariappa, D. J. Straughan, M. A. Neubaum, M. Dwire, P. R. Krausman, W. B. Ballard, D. L. Bergman, and S. W. Breck.  2016.  A non-invasive method to detect Mexican wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) and estimate abundance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40: 321-330.

Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, and E. M. Gese.  2016.  Spatial ecology of coyotes in the Denver metropolitan area: influence of the urban matrix.  Journal of Mammalogy 97: 1414-1427.

Salerno J., M. Borgerhoff Mulder, M. N. Grote, M. Ghiselli, and C. Packer. 2016. Household livelihoods and wildlife conflict in community-based conservation areas across northern Tanzania. Oryx 50: 702-712.

Thornton, D., K. Zeller, C. Rondinini, L. Boitani, K R. Crooks, C. Burdett, A. Rabinowitz, and H. Quigley. 2016. Assessing the umbrella value of a range-wide conservation network for jaguars (Panthera onca). Ecological Applications 26: 1112-1124.

Wierzbowska, I. A., M. Hędrzakb, B. Popczykc, H. Okarmaa, and K. R. Crooks.  2016.  Predation of wildlife by free-ranging domestic dogs in Polish hunting grounds and potential competition with the grey wolf.  Biological Conservation 201: 1-9.


Chase, L. D., T. L. Teel, M. R. Thornton-Chase, and M. J. Manfredo. 2015. A comparison of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure wildlife value orientations among diverse audiences: A case study of Latinos in the American Southwest. Society & Natural Resources 29(5), 572-587.

Johnson, H. E., S. W. Breck, S. Baruch-Mordo, D. L. Lewis, C. W. Lackey, K. R. Wilson, J. Broderick, J. Mao, and J. P. Beckmann. 2015. Shifting perceptions of risk and reward: temporal and spatial variation in selection for human development by a large carnivore. Biological Conservation 187: 164-172.

Larson, R. N., D. J. Morin, I. A. Wierzbowska, and K. R. Crooks. 2015. Food habits of coyotes, gray foxes, and bobcats in a coastal southern California urban landscape.  Western North American Naturalist 75: 339-347.

Lewis, D. L., S. Baruch-Mordo, K. R. Wilson, S. W. Breck, J. S. Mao, and J. Broderick. 2015. Foraging ecology of black bears in urban environments: guidance for human-bear conflict mitigation. Ecosphere 6(8): 141. 10.1890/ES15-00137.1

Lewis, J. S., K. A. Logan, M. W. Alldredge, L. L. Bailey, S. VandeWoude, and K. R. Crooks. 2015.  The effects of urbanization on population density, occupancy, and detection probability of wild felids.  Ecological Applications 25: 1180-1895.

Nogiere, R. M., F. W. Davis, K. R. Crooks, B. H. McRae, L. M. Lyren, and E. E. Boydston. 2015. Can orchards help connect Mediterranean ecosystems? Animal movement data alter conservation priorities. American Midland Naturalist. 174:105-116.

Serieys, L. E. K, T. C. Armenta, J. G. Moriarty, E. E. Boydston, L. M. Lyren, R. H. Poppenga, K. R. Crooks, R. K. Wayne, and S. P. D. Riley.  2015. Anticoagulant rodenticides in urban bobcats: exposure, risk factors and potential effects based on a 16-year study.  Ecotoxicology 24: 844-862.


Alonso, R. S., L. M. Lyren, E. E. Boydston, C. D. Haas, and K. R. Crooks.  2014.  Evaluation of road expansion and connectivity mitigation for wildlife in southern California.  The Southwestern Naturalist 59:181-187.

Baruch-Mordo,S., K. R. Wilson, D. Lewis, J. Broderick, J. S. Mao, and S. W. Breck,. 2014. Stochasticity in natural forage production affects use of urban areas by black bears: implications to management of human-bear conflicts.  PLoS ONE 9(1): e85122. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085122

Gramza, A., T. L. Teel, and K. R. Crooks.  2014.  Minimizing the effects of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife: A framework that integrates social and biological information.  Pages 198-202 in Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference (R. M. Timm and J. M. O’Brien, eds.).  University of California Davis, California.

Lee, J., S. Bevins, L. Serieys, W. Vickers, K. Logan, M. Aldredge, E. Boydston, L. Lyren, R. McBride, M. Roelke-Parker, J. Pecon-Slattery, J. Troyer, S. Riley, W. Boyce, K. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2014. The evolution of puma lentivirus in bobcats (Lynx rufus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor) in North America. Journal of Virology 88: 7727-7737.

Lewis, D. L., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and C. T. Webb. 2014. Modeling black bear population dynamics in a human-dominated stochastic environment. Ecological Modeling 294: 51-58.

Magle, S. B., S. A. Poessel, K. R. Crooks, and S. W. Breck.  2014.  More dogs less bite: the relationship between human-coyote conflict and prairie dog colonies in an urban landscape.   Landscape and Urban Planning 127: 146-153.

Manfredo, M. J., T. L. Teel, M. Gavin, and D. Fulton. 2014. Considerations in representing human individuals in social-ecological models. In: Understanding Society and Natural Resources: Forging New Strands in Integration across the Social Sciences (M. J. Manfredo, J. J. Vaske, A. Rechkemmer, E. A. Duke, eds). Press, New York.

Poessel, S. A., C. L. Burdett, E. E. Boydston, L. M. Lyren, R. S. Alonso, R. N. Fisher, and K. R. Crooks.  2014.  Roads influence movement and home ranges of a fragmentation-sensitive carnivore, the bobcat, in an urban landscape.  Biological Conservation 180: 224-232.

Troyer, R., J. Beatty, K. Stutzman-Rodriguez, S. Carver, C. Lozano, J. Lee, M. Lappin, S. Riley, L. Serieys, K. Logan, L. Sweanor, W. M. Boyce, W. Vickers, R. McBride, K. Crooks, J. Lewis, M. Cunningham, J. Rovnak, S. Quackenbush, and S. VandeWoude.   2014.  Novel gammaherpesviruses in North American domestic cats, bobcats and pumas: identification, prevalence and risk factors.  Journal of Virology 03405-13.


Baruch-Mordo, S., C. T. Webb, S. W. Breck, and K. R. Wilson. 2013. Use of patch selection models as a decision support tool to evaluate mitigation strategies of human-wildlife conflict. Biological Conservation 160:263-271.

Breck, S. W., P. Clark, L. Howery, D. Johnson, B. Kluever, S. Smallidge, and A. Cibilis.  2012. A perspective on livestock-wolf interactions on western rangelands.  Society for Range Management. October pp 6-11.

Estes, J., K. Crooks, and R. D. Holt. 2013. Ecological role of predators. Pages 229-249 in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Second Edition. (S. Levin, ed.). Elsevier Science.

Kehl, T., A. Bleiholder, F. Roßmann, S. Rupp, J. Lei, J. Lee, W. Boyce, W. Vickers, K. Crooks, S. VandeWoude, and M. Löchelt. 2013. Complete genome sequences of two novel Puma concolor foamy viruses from California. Genome Announcements 1(2): e00201-12.

Lagana, D. M., J. S. Lee, J. S. Lewis, S. N. Bevins, S. Carver, L. L. Sweanor, R. McBride, K. R. Crooks, S. VandeWoude. 2013. Characterization of regionally-associated Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49: 718-722.

Matchett, R., S. W. Breck, and J. Callon. 2013. Efficacy of electronet fencing for excluding coyotes: a case study for protection of black-footed ferrets in Montana. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:893-900.

Nogiere, T. M., F. W. Davis, J. M. Duggan, K. R. Crooks, and E. E. Boydston.  2013.  Carnivore use of agricultural orchards across an agricultural-wildland gradient.  PLoS ONE 8(7): e68025.

Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, T. Teel, S. Shwiff, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni.  2013.  Patterns of human-coyote conflict in the Denver metropolitan area.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 297-305.

Sexton, N. R., K. M. Leong, B. J. Milley, M. M. Clarke, T. L. Teel, M. A. Chase, and A. M. Dietsch. 2013. The state of human dimensions capacity for natural resource management: Needs, knowledge, and resources. The George Wright Forum 30(2): 142-153.

Schultz, C. A., T. D. Sisk, B. R. Noon, and M. A. Nie. 2013. Wildlife conservation planning under the United States Forest Service’s 2012 planning rule. The Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 428–444.


Bevins, S. N., S. Carver, E. E. Boydston, L. M. Lyren, M. Alldredge, K. A. Logan, S. P. D. Riley, R. N. Fisher, T. W. Vickers, W. Boyce, M. Salman, M. R. Lappin, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2012.  Three pathogens in sympatric populations of pumas, bobcats, and domestic cats: Implications for infectious disease transmission.  PLoS ONE 7(2) e31403, 1-10.

Carver, S., A. V. Scorza, S. N. Bevins, S. P. D. Riley, K. R. Crooks, S. Vandewoude, and M. R. Lappin.  2012.  Zoonotic parasites of bobcats around human landscapes.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50: 3080-3083.

Lee, J., E. Ruell, E. Boydston, L. Lyren, R. Alonso, J. Troyer, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2012.   Gene flow and pathogen transmission among bobcats (Lynx rufus) in a highly fragmented landscape.  Molecular Ecology 21: 1617-1631.

Nie, M. A., and C. A. Schultz. 2012. Decision-making triggers in adaptive management. Conservation Biology 26:  1137–1144.

Ruell, E. W., S. P. D. Riley, M. R. Douglas, M. F. Antolin, J. R. Pollinger, J. A. Tracey, L. M. Lyren, E. E. Boydston, R. N. Fisher, and K. R. Crooks.  2012.  Urban habitat fragmentation and genetic population structure of bobcats in coastal southern California.  American Midland Naturalist 168:265-280.

Schultz, C. A. 2012. The US Forest Service’s analysis of cumulative effects to wildlife: A study of legal standards, current practice, and ongoing challenges on a National Forest. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 32: 74–81.

Wierzbowska, I. A., J. Olko, M. Hedrzak, and K. R. Crooks.  2012.  Free-ranging domestic cats reduce the effective protected area of a Polish national park.  Mammalian Biology 77: 204-210.


Breck, S.W., B. M. Kluever, M. Panasci, J. Oakleaf, D. L. Bergman, W. Ballard and L. Howery. 2011. Factors affecting predation on calves and producer detection rates in the Mexican wolf recovery area. Biological Conservation 144:930-936.

Crooks, K. R., C. L. Burdett, D. M. Theobald, C. Rondinini, and L. Boitani.  2011.  Global patterns of fragmentation and connectivity of mammalian carnivore habitat.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 366, 2642-2651.

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Poessel, S. A., D. E. Biggins, R. M. Santymire, T. M. Livieri, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2011. Environmental enrichment affects adrenocortical stress responses in the endangered black-footed ferret. General and Comparative Endocrinology 172: 526-533.

Poessel, S. A., S. W. Breck, D. E. Biggins, T. M. Livieri, K. R. Crooks, and L. Angeloni. 2011. Landscape features influence postrelease predation on endangered black-footed ferrets. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 732-741.

Shock, B. C., S. M. Murphy, L. L. Patton, P. M. Shock, C. Olfenbuttel, J. Beringer, S. Prange, D. M. Grove, M. Peek, J. W. Butfiloski, D. W. Hughes, J. M. Lockhart, S. N. Bevins, S. VandeWoude, K. R. Crooks, V. F. Nettles, H. M. Brown, D. S. Peterson, and M. J. Yabsley. 2011. Distribution and prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis in bobcats (Lynx rufus), the natural reservoir, and other wild felids in thirteen states. Veterinary Parasitology 175: 325-330.


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Burdett, C. L., K. R. Crooks, D. M. Theobald, K. R. Wilson, E. E. Boydston, L. M. Lyren, R. Fisher, S. A. Morrison, and W. M. Boyce.  2010.  Interfacing models of wildlife habitat and human development to predict future distribution of puma habitat.  Ecosphere 1 (1): article 4.

Crooks, K. R., S. P. D. Riley, S. D. Gehrt, T. E. Gosselink, and T. R. Van Deelen.  2010.  Community ecology of urban carnivores.  Pages 185-196 in: Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation (S. D. Gehrt, S.P.D Riley, B.L. Cypher, eds).  John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

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Lance, N., S. W. Breck, C. A. Sime, P. Callahan, and J. A. Shivik. 2010. Development and application of a non-lethal tool for managing wolves: electrified fladry. Wildlife Research 37: 708-714.

Ordeñana, M. A., K. R. Crooks, E. E. Boydston, R. N. Fisher, L. M. Lyren, S. Siudyla, C. Haas, S. Harris, S. A. Hathaway, G. M. Turschak, A. K. Miles, and. D. H. Van Vuren.   2010.   The effects of urbanization on carnivore species distribution and richness.   Journal of Mammalogy 91: 1322-1331.

Riley, S. P. D., E. Boydston, K. R. Crooks, and L. M. Lyren.  2010.  Bobcats (Lynx rufus).  Pages 121-138 in: Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation (S. D. Gehrt, S.P.D Riley, B.L. Cypher, eds).  John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

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Teel, T. L., M. J. Manfredo, F. Jensen, A. Buijs, A. Fischer, C. Riepe, R. Arlinghaus, and M. Jacobs. 2010. Understanding the cognitive basis for human-wildlife relationships as a key to successful protected area management. International Journal of Sociology 40: 104-123.


Baruch-Mordo S., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and J. Broderick. 2009. A tool box half full: how social science can help solve human-wildlife conflict. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14: 219-223.

Bevins, S. N., J. A. Tracey, S. P. Franklin, V. L. Schmit, M. L. MacMillan, K. A. Logan, L. L. Sweanor, M. W. Alldredge, W. M. Boyce, W. Vickers, S. P. D. Riley, L. M. Lyren, E. E. Boydston, C.  Krumm, M. Salman, M. E. Roelke, K. L. Gage, M. E. Schrieffer, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude.  2009.  Plague and wild felids: zoonotic disease in the western US.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 15: 2021-2024.

Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and V. Seher. 2009. Selective foraging for anthropogenic resources by black bears: minivans in Yosemite National Park. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1041-1044.

Don Carlos, A. W., A. D. Bright, T. L. Teel, and J. J. Vaske. 2009. Human-black bear conflict in urban areas: An integrated approach to management response. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14: 174-184.

Kluever, B. M., L. D. Howery, S. W. Breck, and D.L. Bergman. 2009. Predator and heterospecific stimuli alter behavior in cattle. Behavioural Processes 81: 85-91.

Manfredo, M. J., T. L. Teel, and K. L. Henry. 2009. Linking society and environment: A multi-level model of shifting wildlife value orientations in the western U.S. Social Science Quarterly 90(2): 407-427.

Ruell, E., S. Riley, M. Douglas, J. Pollinger, and K. R. Crooks. 2009. Estimating bobcat population sizes and densities using scat and capture-recapture sampling. Journal of Mammalogy. 90: 129-135.

Teel, T. L., and M. J. Manfredo. 2009. Understanding the diversity of public interests in wildlife conservation. Conservation Biology 24(1): 128-139.


Thiemann G., R. Stahl, S. Baruch-Mordo, and S. W. Breck. 2008. Trans fatty acids provide evidence of anthropogenic feeding by black bears. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2: 183-193.

Baruch-Mordo, S., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and D. M. Theobald.  2008.  Spatiotemporal distribution of black bear-human conflicts in Colorado.  Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 1853-1862.

Kluever, B. M., S. W. Breck, L. D. Howery, P. R. Krausman, and D. L. Bergman. 2008. Vigilance in range cattle: the influence of predation, social interactions and environmental factors. Rangeland Ecology Management 61: 321-328.

Breck, S. W., C. Williams, S. Matthews, J. P. Beckmann, C. W. Lackey, and J. Beecham 2008. Using genetic relatedness to investigate the role of parent-offspring social learning in conflict black bears. Journal of Mammalogy 89: 428-434.


Breck, S. W., N. Lance, J. Bourassa, and S. Matthews S. 2007. An automated system for detecting and reporting trespassing bears in Yosemite National Park. Ursus 18: 230-235.

Bruskotter, J. T., R. H. Schmidt, and T. L. Teel. 2007. Are attitudes toward wolves changing? A case study in Utah. Biological Conservation 139: 211-218.

Franklin, S. P., J. L. Troyer, J. A. Terwee, L. M. Lyren, W. M. Boyce, S. P. D. Riley, M. E. Roelke, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2007. Frequent transmission of immunodeficiency viruses among bobcats and pumas. Journal of Virology 81: 10961-10969.

Franklin, S. P., J. L. Troyer, J. A. TerWee, L. M. Lyren, R. W. Kays, S. P. D. Riley, W. M. Boyce, K. R. Crooks, and S. VandeWoude. 2007. Variability in assays used for detection of lentiviral infection in bobcats (Lynx rufus), pumas (Puma concolor), and ocelots (Leopardus pardalis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 43:700-710.

Kauffman, M. J., M. Sanjayan, J. Lowenstein, A. Nelson, R. M. Jeo, and K. R. Crooks.  2007.  Remote camera-trap methods and analyses reveal impacts of rangeland management on Namibian carnivore communities. Oryx 41: 70-78.

Teel, T. L., M. J. Manfredo, and H. M. Stinchfield. 2007. The need and theoretical basis for exploring wildlife value orientations cross-culturally. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12: 297-305.


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Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and J. Bourassa.  2006. Limitations of receiver/data loggers for monitoring radio-collared animals. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 111-115.

George, S. L, and K. R. Crooks. 2006.  Recreation and large mammal activity in an urban nature reserve. Biological Conservation 133: 107-117.

George, S. L, and K. R. Crooks. 2006. Education and conservation on the urban wildland interface: testing the efficacy of informational brochures. The Southwestern Naturalist 51: 240-250.


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Hunter, R., R. Fisher, and K. R. Crooks. 2003. Landscape-level connectivity in coastal southern California as assessed by carnivore habitat suitability. Natural Areas Journal 23:302-314.

Manfredo, M. J., T. L. Teel, and A. D. Bright. 2003. Why are public values toward wildlife changing? Human Dimensions of Wildlife 8(4): 285-304.

Musiani, M., C. Mamo, L. Boitani, C. Callaghan, C. Gates, L. Mattei, E. Visalberghi, S. W. Breck, and G. Volpi. 2003. Wolf depredation trends and the use of fladry barriers to protect livestock in western North America.  Conservation Biology 17: 1538-1547.


Crooks, K. R.  2002.  Relative sensitivities of mammalian carnivores to habitat fragmentation.  Conservation Biology 16:488-502.

Teel, T. L., R. S. Krannich, and R. H. Schmidt. 2002. Utah stakeholders' attitudes toward selected cougar and black bear management practices. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30(1): 2-15.


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