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Mat Alldredge
Mat Alldredge

​​​​Wildlife Researcher, Carnivores ​


  • Ph.D., Zoology and Biomathematics — North Carolina State University, 2004

  • M.S., Biomathematics — North Carolina State University, 2002

  • M.S., Wildlife Resources – University of Idaho, 1999

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering — University of Colorado, 1994

Current or Recent Positions

  • Wildlife Researcher — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2006-Present

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher — USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, North Carolina State University, 2004-2006

  • Carnivore Biologist —Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 1995

Areas of Interest, Expertise

My research interest focuses on large carnivore and ungulate ecology, population parameter estimation, habitat use, avian ecology and population sampling. 

Current or Recent Research Projects

  • Large carnivore-human interactions along Colorado's Front Range; evaluating statistical methods to estimate population density and presence.

  • Predator-prey dynamics of cougars in relation to prey availability and human density.

  • Non-invasive population estimation techniques.

  • Estimating age structure of populations using telomeres.

  • Determining diet composition and use of human food sources based on stable isotopes.

Select Publications

  • Alldredge, M.W., D.P. Walsh, L.L. Sweanor, R.B. Davies, and A. Trujillo.  (2013).  Evaluation of translocation of black bears involved in bear-human conflicts in south-central Colorado.  In review.

  • Hanks, E.M., M.B. Hooten, and M.W. Alldredge. 2012. Continuous-Time Discrete-Space Models for animal movement data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. In Review.

  • Hooten, M.B., E.M. Hanks, D.S. Johnson, and M.W. Alldredge. (2013). Temporal variation and scale in movement-based resource selection functions. Statistical Methodology, In Press. 

  • Hooten, M.B., E.M. Hanks, D.S. Johnson, and M.W. Alldredge. (2013). Reconciling resource utilization and resource selection functions. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12080.

  • Bevins, S.N., S. Carver, E.E. Boydston, L.M., M.W. 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.Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031403.

  • Horne, J.S., K.M. Strickler, and M.W. Alldredge.  2011.  Quantifying the importance of patch-specific changes in habitat to metapopulation viability of an endangered songbird.  Ecological Applications. 21:2478-2486.

  • Alldredge, M.W., 2011.  Cougars on the Edge. The Wildlife Professional. 5:72-77. 

  • 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.

  • Simons, T.R., K.H. Pollock, J.M. Wettroth, M.W. Alldredge, K. Pacifici, and J. Brewster.  2009.  Sources of measurement error, misclassification error, and bias in auditory avian point count data.  Pp. 237-254 in D.L. Thompson et al. (eds.), Modeling Demographic Processes in Marked Populations, Environmental and Ecological Statistics 3, Springer Science and Business Media.

  • Alldredge, M.W., K. Pacifici, T.R. Simons, and K.H. Pollock.  2008.  A field evaluation of the effectiveness of distance sampling and double independent observers to estimate detection probability in aural avian point counts.  Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1349-1356.