Publications

Books

Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World

Berger, J. 2018. Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Berger, J. 2008. The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Large Carnivores and Conservation of Biodiversity

Ray, J., K. H. Redford, R. Steneck, and J. Berger. (eds.) 2005. Large Carnivores and Conservation of Biodiversity.Island Press. Covello, CA.

Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge

Cunningham, C. and J. Berger. 1997. Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge. Oxford University Press, New York. .

Bison: Mating and Conservation in Small Populations

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1994. Bison: Mating and Conservation in Small Populations. Columbia University Press, New York.

Wild Horses of the Great Basin: Social Competition and Population Size

Berger J. 1986. Wild Horses of the Great Basin: Social Competition and Population Size. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 

Papers

I – Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Berger, J., C. Hartway, A. Gruzdev, & M. Johnson. Climate Degradation and Extreme Icing Events Constrain Life in Cold-Adapted Mammals. 2018. Scientific Reports. 8: 1156 (PDF)

Wittemyer, G., J. Berger, K.R. Crooks, B.R. Noon, L. Pejchar, S.E. Reed, & J.A. Savidge. 2018. To Advocate or Not Is No Longer the Question: Paths to Enhance Scientific Engagement. BioScience. 68: 13–14. (PDF)

Sarmento, W.M., and J. Berger. 2017. Human visitation limits the utility of protected areas as ecological baselines. Biological Conservation 212: 316-326. (PDF)

Ekernas, L.S., W.M. Sarmento, et al., J. Berger. 2017. Desert pastoralists’ negative and positive effects on rare wildlife in the Gobi. Conservation Biology. 31: 269–277. (PDF)

Berger, J. 2017. The Science and Challenges of Conserving Large Wild Mammals in 21st Century American Protected Areas. In Science, Conservation, and National Parks (Eds. Beissinger, S.R. et al.). The University of Chicago Press. (PDF)

Beckmann, J.P., S.H. Olson, R.G. Seidler, J. Berger. 2016. Sub-lethal effects of energy development on a migratory mammal—The enigma of North American pronghorn. Global Ecology and Conservation 6: 36-47. (PDF)

Ellison, W.T., … E. Fleishman, … J. Berger, et al. 2016.  Modeling the aggregated exposure and responses of bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound. Endangered Species Research 30: 95–108. (PDF)

Berger, J. 2016. Foreword. In Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations (Eds. Jachowski, D.S. et al.). University of California Press. (PDF)

Berger, J., E. Cheng, M. Krebs, L. Li, A. Kang, G. B. Schaller, and M. Hebblewhite. 2015. Legacies of Past Exploitation and Climate affect Mammalian Sexes Differently on the Roof of the World – The Case of Wild Yaks. Scientific Reports 5 : 8676.(PDF)

Young, J.K., Z. Ma, A. Laudati, and J. Berger. 2015. Human–Carnivore Interactions: Lessons Learned from Communities in the American West. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20: 349-366. (PDF)

Berger, J., and S.L. Cain. 2014. Moving beyond science to protect a mammalian migration corridor. Conservation Biology 28: 1142-1150 (PDF)

Seidler, R.G., R.A. Long, J. Berger, S. Bergen, and Jon P. Beckmann. 2014. Identifying impediments to long-distance mammal migrations. Conservation Biology 29: 99-109. (PDF)

Berger, J., Buvveibatter, B. and C. Mishra, 2014.  The cashmere link, Biodiversity, and trade; A Response to Von Wehren et al. Conservation Biology (PDF)

Brodie, J. F., E. Post, J. Berger, & F. Watson. 2014. Trophic interactions and dynamic herbivore responses to snowpack. Climate Change Response 1-4. (PDF)

Buvveibatter, B., T.K. Fuller, J.K. Young, and Berger, J. 2014. Calving Location Selection Patterns of Saiga Antelope in Mongolia. J. of Zoology (London).(Early View) (PDF)

Berger, J. E. Cheng, A. Kang, et al. and G.B. Schaller. 2014. Sex differences in winter ecology of high elevation wild yaks in the Kekexili Reserve, Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau, China. Journal of Mammalogy 95: 638-645 (PDF)

Berger, J., S. Cain, E. Cheng, et al.  2014.  Optimism and Challenge for Science-Based Conservation of Migratory Species in and out of U.S. National Parks.  Conservation Biology. PDF

Ripple, W. J., J. A. Estes, R. L. Beschta, C. C. Wilmers, E. Ritchie, M. Hebblewhite, J. Berger, et al. 2014.  Status  and Ecological Effects of the World’s Largest Carnivores.Science PDF

Batsaikhan, N. et al, Berger, J & 18 authors. 2014. Conserving the world’s finest grassland amidst ambitious national development. Conservation Biology (PDF)

Buvveibaatar, B., T.K. Fuller, A.E. Fine, Chimeddorj, J.K.Young, J. Berger. 2013. Changes in grouping patterns of saiga antelope in relation to intrinsic and environmental factors in Mongolia. Journal of Zoology. 291: 51-58. (PDF)

Redford, K.H., J Berger, and S. Zack. 2013. Abundance as a conservation value. Oryx47:157-158. PDF

Buvveibaatar, B., J.K.Young, J. Berger,  et al. 2013. Factors affecting survival and cause-specific mortality of saiga calves in Mongolia. Journal of Mammalogy 94:127-136. PDF

Berger, J. 2013. Ignoring Nature: Failing to Learn or Learning to Fail?. Pp. 113-117 in Ignoring Nature (ed. M. Bekoff) University of Chicago Press. PDF

Berger, J. , Buvveibaatar, B., and C. Mishra. 2013. Globalization of cashmere trade affects large mammals in Central Asia. Conservation Biology. 27:679-89. PDF

Cain, S. L., et al. J. Berger. 2012. Using fecal progestagens and logistic regression to enhance pregnancy detection in wild ungulates: A case study with bison. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 36: 631–640. (PDF)

Berger, J. 2012. Estimation of body-size traits by photogrammetry in large mammals to inform conservation. Conservation Biology 26:769-777. PDF

Beckmann, J., K. Murray, R. Seidler, and J. Berger. 2012. Human-mediated shifts in animal habitat use: sequential changes in pronghorn use of a natural gas field in Greater Yellowstone. Biological Conservation 147: 222–233. PDF

Cross, M. S., J. A. Hilty, G. M. Tabor, J.. Lawler, L. J. Graumlich, and J. Berger. 2012. From connect-the-dots to dynamic networks: maintaining and enhancing connectivity to address climate change impacts on wildlife. In Climate change and wildlife conservation. Eds. J. Brodie et al.) University of Chicago Press. (PDF)

Berger, J. & J. Beckmann. 2011. On evidence and faulty assumptions about energy boomtowns. . Conservation Biology 25:637-38. (PDF)

Berger, J. & J. Beckmann. 2011. The intersection between social change and conservation in the new American West. Conservation Biology 25:633-34. (PDF)

Young, J., S. R. Reading, K. Olsen, A, Suchbaatar, and J. Berger. 2011. Is wildlife going to the dogs?: A review of the impacts of feral and free-roaming dogs on wildlife populations. Bioscience 61:125-132. (PDF)

Brodie, J., E. Post, F. Watson, and J. Berger. 2011. Climate change intensification of herbivore impacts on tree recruitment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2011.1501. (PDF)

Estes, J.A., … J. Berger, et al. 2011. Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth. Science. 301:301-333. (PDF)

Berger, J. & J. Beckmann. 2010. Sexual predators, energy development, and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Conservation Biology 24:891-896. (PDF)

Young, J., S. Stringberg, B. Buiveibaator, K. Murray, and J. Berger. 2010. Population estimates of Mongolian saiga: Implications for effective monitoring and population recovery. Oryx, 44: 285–292. (PDF)

Berger, J., B. Buiveibaator, B. Lhagvasuren, K. Murray, and M. Dunbar. 2010. Captures of ungulates in Central Asia using drive nets: Advantages and pitfalls as illustrated by endangered Mongolian saiga. Oryx 44: 512-515. (PDF)

Harris, G., Thirgood, S., Hopcraft, G., Cromsigt, J. P.G.M. and J. Berger. 2009. Global decline in aggregated migrations of large terrestrial mammals. Endangered Species Research 7: 55 – 76. PDF

Berger J, Berger, K. M., Bergen S, Bayarbaatar B, Fine A, Lkhagvasuren, B, Young JK, Zahler P (2008). Migration bottlenecks, climate, and the conservation of Pleistocene relicts in central Asia. Open Cons Biol J 2: 9-10. PDF

Berger J, Young JK, Berger KM (2008) Protecting migration corridors: challenges and optimism for mongolian saiga. Plos Biol 6:166-168. PDF

Berger, K. M., E. Gese, and J. Berger. 2008. Indirect effects and traditional trophic cascades: A test involving, wolves, coyotes, and pronghorn, Ecology 89:818-828. PDF

Berger, J. 2008. Extant or Extinct? – White Tailed Jack Rabbits and Yellowstone’s Food Web Oryx 42:176. PDF

Berger, J. 2008. Undetected Species Losses, Food Webs, and Ecological Baselines: A Cautionary Tale from Yellowstone. Oryx 42:139-143. PDF

Berger, J. 2007. Carnivore Repatriation and Holarctic Prey: Narrowing the Deficit in Ecological Effectiveness. Conservation Biology 21:1105-1116. PDF

Berger, J. S. L. Cain, and K. Berger. 2006. Connecting the Dots: An Invariant Migration Corridor Links the Holocene to the Present. Biology Letters 2:528-531. PDF

Donlan, C. J., J. Berger, et al. 2006. Pleistocene Re-wilding: an Optimistic Agenda for 21st Century Conservation. American Naturalist 168:660-681. PDF

Berger, J. 2004. The Last Mile: How to Sustain Long Distance Migration in Mammals.Conservation Biology 18:320-332. PDF

Pyare, S., S. L. Cain, D. Moody, C. Schwartz, and J. Berger. 2004. Grizzly Bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem; Loss and Re-colonization Rates during a Century of Change.Animal Conservation 7:71-78. PDF

Berger, J. 2003. Is it Acceptable to Let a Species go Extinct in a National Park?Conservation Biology 17: 1451-1454 PDF

Pyare, S. and J. Berger. 2003. Beyond Demography and De-listing: Ecological Recovery for Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears and Wolves. Biological Conservation 113:63-73. PDF

Beckmann, J. and J. Berger. 2003. Rapid Ecological and Behavioral Changes in Carnivores: The Response of Black Bears to Altered Food. Journal of Zoology (London)261:207-212. PDF

Berger, J. P. B. Stacey, M. L. Johnson, and L. Bellis. 2001. A Mammalian Predator-Prey Imbalance: Grizzly Bear and Wolf Extinction Affects Avian Neotropical Migrants. Ecological Applications 11:947-960. PDF

Berger, J., J. W. Testa, T. Roffe, and S. L. Montfort. 1999. Conservation Endocrinology: A Noninvasive Tool to Understand Relationships between Carnivore Colonization and Ecological Carrying Capacity. Conservation Biology 13:980-989. PDF

Berger, J. and S. L. Cain. 1999. Reproductive Synchrony in Brucellosis-Exposed Bison in the Southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and in Non-Infected Populations.Conservation Biology 13:357-366. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham,. 1998. Natural Variation in Horn Size, Social Dominance, and its Relevance to the Conservation of Black Rhinoceros. Conservation Biology 12:708-711. PDF

Rachlow, J. L. and J. Berger. 1998. Reproduction and population density: trade-offs for the conservation of rhinos in situ. Animal Conservation 1:101-106. PDF

Sweitzer, R. A., S. H. Jenkins, and J. Berger. 1997. Near-Extinction of Porcupines by Pumas in the Great Basin and Consequences of Ecological Changes. Conservation Biology 11:1407-1417. PDF

Gompper, M., P. B. Stacey, and J. Berger. 1997. The Loss of Lineages in Wild Birds and Mammals. Conservation Biology 11:857-867. PDF

Berger, J. 1997. Population Constraints Associated with Black Rhinos as an Umbrella Species for Desert Herbivores. Conservation Biology 11:69-78. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1994. Active Intervention and Conservation: Africa’s Pachyderm  Problem. Science 263:1241-1242. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1994. Phenotypic Alterations, Evolutionary Significant Structures, and Rhino Conservation. Conservation Biology 8:833-840. PDF

Berger, J. 1994. Science, Conservation, and Black Rhinos. Journal of Mammalogy75:298-308. PDF

Berger, J, C. Cunningham, and A. A. Gawuseb. 1994. The Uncertainty of Data and Dehorning Black Rhinos. Conservation Biology. 8:1149-1152. PDF

Goodrich, J. and J. Berger, 1994. Winter Recreation and Hibernating Black Bears. Biological Conservation 67:105-110. PDF

Berger, J. 1993. Rhino Conservation Tactics. Nature 361:121. PDF

Berger, J. and J. D. Wehausen. 1991. Consequences of a Mammalian Predator-Prey Disequilibrium in the Great Basin. Conservation Biology 5:244-248. PDF

Berger, J. 1990. Persistence of Different-Sized Populations: An Empirical Assessment of Rapid Extinctions in Bighorn Sheep. Conservation Biology. 4:91-98. PDF

II – Ecology and Evolution

Berger, J. 2010. Fear-mediated food webs. In J. Terborgh & J. A. Estes, Trophic cascades: Predators, prey and the changing dynamics of nature. Pp. 241-254, Island Press. Covello, Calif. PDF

Reeves, R. R., J. Berger, and P. J. Clapham. 2007. Killer Whales as Predators of Large Baleen Whales And Sperm Whales. In Whaling, Oceans, and Ocean Ecosystems (Ed. J. Estes et al.). University of California Press. Pp. 172-186. PDF

Beckmann, J. and J. Berger. 2003. Using Black Bears to Test Experimentally Ideal-free Distributions. Journal of Mammalogy 84:594-606. PDF

Beever, E. A., P. F. Brussard, and J. Berger. 2003. Patterns of Apparent Extinction among Isolated Populations of Pikas (Ochotoma princeps) in the Great Basin. Journal of Mammalogy 84:37-54. PDF

Berger, J. , S. Dulamtseren, S. Cain, D. Enkkhbileg, P. Lichtman, Z. Namshir, G. Wingard, and R. Reading. 2001. Back-casting Sociality in Extinct Species: New Perspectives Using Mass Death Assemblages and Sex Ratios. Proceedings of the Royal Society. 268: 131-139. PDF

White, K. and J. Berger. (2001). Behavioral and ecological effects of differential predation pressure on moose in Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 82:422-429. PDF

Berger, J. and M. E. Gompper. 1999. Sex ration in extant ungulates: products of contemporary predation or past life histories? Journal of Mammalogy 80:1084-1113. PDF

Sweitzer, R. A. and J. Berger. 1998. Evidence for female-biased dispersal in North American porcupines. Journal of Zoology (London) 244:159-166. PDF

Berger, J. 1992. Facilitation of Reproductive Synchrony by Gestation Adjustment in Gregarious Mammals; A New Hypothesis. Ecology 73:323-329. PDF

Sweitzer, R. A. and J. Berger. 1992. Predator avoidance and habitat shifts in North American porcupines. Ecology 73:867-75. PDF

Berger, J. 1991. Pregnancy Incentives, Predation Constraints, and Habitat Shifts: Experimental and Field Evidence for Wild Bighorn Sheep. Animal Behaviour 41:61-77. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1988. Size-Related Effects on Search Times in North American Prairie Ungulate Females. Ecology 69:177-83. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1987. Influence of Familiarity of Frequency of Inbreeding in Wild Horses. Evolution. 41:229-231. PDF

Berger J. 1983. Ecology and Catastrophic Mortality in Wild Horses: Implications for Interpreting Fossil Assemblages. Science. 220:1403-1404. PDF

Berger, J. 1979. Weaning Conflict in Desert and Mountain Bighorn Sheep: An Ecological Interpretation. Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie. 50:188-200. PDF

Berger, J. and J. Kaster. 1979. Convergent evolution between phyla: a test case of mimicry between caddisfly larvae (Helicopsyche borealis) and Aquatic Snails (Physa integra). Evolution. 33:511-513. PDF

III – Behavioral Ecology

Berger, J. 2007. Fear, Human Shields, and the Re-Distribution of Prey and Predators in Protected Areas. Biology Letters 3:620-623.  PDF

Berger, J., J. E. Swenson, and I. Per-Illson. 2001. Re-colonizing Carnivores and Naive Prey; Conservation Lessons from Pleistocene Extinctions. Science 291:1036-1039. PDF

Berger, J. 1999. Anthropogenic Extinction of Top Carnivores and Interspecific Animal Behaviour: implications of the rapid decoupling of a web involving wolves, bears, moose and ravens. Proceedings of the Royal Society 266:2261-2267. (PDF)

Berger, J. 1998. Behavioral Ecology in Managed Reserves: Gender-specific Asymmetries in Interspecific Dominance in Elephants and Rhinos. Animal Conservation 1:33-38. (PDF)

Berger, J. 1996. Animal Behaviour and Plundered Populations: Is the Study of Mating Systems a Conservation Necessity or a Scientific Luxury? Oikos 77:207-216. PDF

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1995. Predation, Sensitivity, and Sex: Why Female Black Rhinoceroses Outlive Males. Behavioral Ecology 9:57-64. (PDF)

Berger, J. 1993. Disassociations between Black Rhinoceroses Mothers and Young Calves: Ecologically Variable or, As Yet, Undetected Behavior? African Journal of Ecology. 31: 261-264. (PDF)

Berger, J. and C. Cunningham. 1991. Bellows, copulations, and sexual selection in bison. Behavioral Ecology 2:1-8. (PDF)

Green, W. H. and J. Berger. 1990. Maternal Investment in Sons and Daughters: Problems in Methodology. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 27:99-102. PDF

Berger, J. 1989. Female Reproductive Potential and Its Apparent Evaluation by Male Mammals. Journal of Mammology. 70: 347-358. PDF

Berger, J. 1983. Induced Abortions and Social Factors in Wild Horses. Nature. 303:59-61.PDF

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