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Technical Publications

Logan, K. A., and J. P. Runge. 2020. Effects of hunting on a puma population in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Technical Publication No. 54. Denver, CO, USA

Stonehouse, K. F., C. R. Anderson Jr, and M. E. Peterson. 2016. Approaches to field investigations of cause-specific mortality in mule deer. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Technical Publication No. 48. Denver, CO, USA

Journal Articles


Baigas, P. E., J. R. Squires, L. E. Olson, J. S. Ivan, and E. K. Roberts. 2017. Using environmental features to model highway crossing behavior of Canada lynx in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Landscape and Urban Planning 157:200-213.

Ivan, J. S., and T. M. Shenk. 2016. Winter diet and hunting success of Canada lynx in Colorado. The Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1049–1058.

Buderman, F. E., M. B. Hooten, J. S. Ivan, and T. M. Shenk. 2016. A functional model for characterizing long distance movement behavior. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:264–273.–210X.12465 

Mountain Lion

Logan, K. A. 2019. Puma population limitation and regulation: What matters in puma management? Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1652-1666.

Blecha, K. A., R. B. Boone, and M. W. Alldredge. 2018. Hunger mediates apex predator's risk avoidance response in wildland–urban interface. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:609–622.

Moss, W. E., M. W. Alldredge, and J. N. Pauli. 2016. Quantifying risk and resource use of a large carnivore in an expanding urban–wildland interface. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:371–378.–2664.12563

Moss, W. E., M. W. Alldredge, K. A. Logan, and J. N. Pauli. 2016. Human expansion precipitates niche expansion for an opportunistic apex predator (Puma concolor). Scientific Reports 6:39639.

Black Bear

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: e03098.

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

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.

Wilbur, R. C., S. A. Lischka, J. R. Young, and H. E. Johnson. 2018. Experience, attitudes, and demographic factors influence the probability of reporting human–black bear interactions. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:22–31.

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.–2664.13021 ​

Kirby, R., M. W. Alldredge, and J. N. Pauli. 2017. Environmental, not individual, factors drive markers of biological aging in black bears. Evolutionary Ecology 31:571–581.

Kirby, R., M. W. Alldredge, and J. N. Pauli. 2016. The diet of black bears tracks the human footprint across a rapidly developing landscape. Biological Conservation 200:51–59. 

Wolfe, L. L., H. E. Johnson, M. C. Fisher, W. R. Lance, D. K. Smith, and M. W. Miller. 2016. Chemical immobilization in American black bears using a combination of nalbuphine, medetomidine, and azaperone. Ursus 27:1–4.–D–15–00018.1


Lukacs, P. M., M. S. Mitchell, M. Hebblewhite, B. K. Johnson, H. Johnson, M. Kauffman, K. M. Proffitt, P. Zager, J. Brodie, K. Hersey, and A. A. Holland. 2018. Factors influencing elk recruitment across ecotypes in the Western United States. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82:698–710.


Nadeau, M. S., N. J. DeCesare, D. G. Brimeyer, E. J. Bergman, R. B. Harris, K. R. Hersey, K. K. Huebner, P. E. Mathews, and T. P. Thomas. 2017. Status and trends of moose populations and hunting opportunity in the western United States. Alces 53:99–112.

Mule Deer

Peterson, M.E., C. R. Anderson Jr., J. M. Northrup, and P. F. Doherty Jr. 2018. Mortality of mule deer fawns in a natural gas development area. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82:1135–1148.

Bergman, E. J., C. R. Anderson, Jr., C. J. Bishop, A. A. Holland, and J. M. Northrup. 2017. Variation in ungulate body fat: individual versus temporal effects. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82:130–137.

Northrup, J. M., C. R. Anderson, Jr., M. B. Hooten, and G. Wittemyer. 2016. Movement reveals scale dependence in habitat selection of a large ungulate. Ecological Applications 26:2746–2757.

Northrup, J. M., C. R. Anderson, Jr., and G. Wittemyer. 2016. Environmental dynamics and anthropogenic development alter philopatry and space–use in a North American cervid. Diversity and Distributions 22:547–557.

Johnson, H. E., J. R. Sushinsky, A. Holland, E. J. Bergman, T. Balzer, J. Garner and S. E. Reed. 2016. Increases in residential and energy development are associated with reductions in recruitment for a large ungulate. Global Change Biology 23:578–591.


Hooten, M. B., F. E. Buderman, B. M. Brost, E. M. Hanks, and J. S. Ivan. 2016. Hierarchical animal movement models for population–level inference. Environmetrics 27:322–333. 

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, S.VandeWoude. 2016. Pathogen exposure varies widely among sympatric populations of wild and domestic felids across the United States. Ecological Applications 26:367–381.–0445

Ivan, J. S., and E. S. Newkirk. 2016. CPW Photo Warehouse: a custom database to facilitate archiving, identifying, summarizing, and managing photo data collected from camera traps. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:499–504.–210X.12503