Publications from Beier Lab of Conservation Biology & Wildlife Ecology

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Schaefer, J, and P Beier. 2013. Going public: an active role for scientists in conservation. International Journal of Environmental Studies.

Beier, P, and MF Ingraldi. 2012. There is no evidence that the Forest Service’s goshawk recommendations improve goshawk nest productivity. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:153-154.

Graves, T,  P Beier, and JA Royle.  2013. Current approaches using genetic distances produce poor estimates of landscape resistance to inter-individual dispersal. Molecular Ecology: accepted

Beier, P. 2012. Conceptualizing and designing corridors for climate change. Ecological Restoration 30:312-319

Beier, P, and A Gregory. 2012. Desperately seeking stable 50-year-old landscapes with patches and long, wide corridors. PLOS Biology 10:e1001253:4 pages

Noss, R, AP Dobson, R Baldwin, P Beier, CR Davis, DA DellaSala, J Francis, H Locke, K Nowak, R Lopez, C Reining, FA Schmiegelow, SC Trombulak, and G Tabor. 2012. Thinking and talking bigger for conservation [editorial]. Conservation Biology 26:1-4.

Brost, BM, and P Beier. 2012. Use of land facets to design linkages for climate change. Ecological Applications 22:87-103. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01716.x

Graves, T, J Royle, K Kendall, P Beier, J Stetz, A McLeod. 2012. Balancing precision and risk: should multiple detection methods be analyzed separately in N-mixture models? PLoS One:

Brost, BM, and P Beier. 2012. Comparing linkage designs based on land facets to linkage designs based on focal species. PLoS One 7(11): e48965. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048965.

Cushman, S, BH McRae, F Adriaensen, K Zeller, P Beier and M Shirley. 2012. Biological corridors. Pages x-xx in DW Macdonald and K Willis, editors. Key Topics in Conservation Biology, volume 2. Wiley.

Rudnick, D, C Epps, S Trombulak, P Beier, S Cushman, D Austen, F Dieffenback, S Ryan, D Preziosi,  Perkl, J Kintsch, J Hartter, L Gerber, J Jenness, and A Merenlender. 2012. Emerging principles in understanding landscape connectivity: practical tools for conservation decision-making. Issues in Ecology.

Beier, P, WD Spencer, R Baldwin, and B McRae. 2011. Towards best practices for developing regional connectivity maps. Conservation Biology 25:879-892.  

Bayless, TA, and P Beier. 2011. Occurrence and habitat characteristics of burrowing owl nests in Gunnison’s prairie dog colonies of northeastern Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences 42:65-74.

Friggens, M, and P Beier. 2010. Anthropogenic disturbance and the risk of flea-borne disease transmission. Oecologia 164:809-820.

Beier, P, and and B. Brost. 2010. Use of land facets in planning for climate change: conserving the arenas not the actors. Conservation Biology 24:701-710

Beier, P, SPD Riley, and RM Sauvajot. 2009. Mountain lions. In S Gerht, S Riley, and B Cypher, editors, Urban Carnivores. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Bridgeland, WT, P Beier, T Kolb, and TG Whitham. 2010. A conditional trophic cascade: birds benefit faster-growing trees with strong links between predators and plants. Ecology 91:73-84.

Beier, P. 2009. Cougars and conservation planning. Chapter in M. Hornocker and S. Negri, editors, The cougar: ecology and conservation. University of Chicago Press.

Beier, P, DR Majka, and SL Newell. 2009. Uncertainty analysis of a least-cost modeling approach for designing wildlife linkages. Ecological Applications 19:2067-2077.

Pope, TL, WM Block, and P Beier. 2009. Prescribed fire effects on wintering, bark-foraging birds in northern Arizona. Journal of Wildlife Management: in press.

Santos, MJ, and P Beier. 2008. Habitat selection by European badgers at multiple spatial scales in Portuguese Mediterranean ecosystems. Wildlife Research 35:835-843.

Trapp, JR, P Beier, C Mack, DR Parsons, and PC Paquet. 2008. Wolf den site selection in the northern Rocky Mountains. Canadian Field-Naturalist 122:49-56.

Beier, P, D Majka, and W Spencer. 2008. Forks in the road: choices in procedures for designing wildlife linkages. Conservation Biology 22:836-851.

Beier, P. 2008. Learning like a mountain. The Wildlife Professional: Winter 2007:26-29.

Beier, P, EC Rogan, MF Ingraldi, and SS Rosenstock. 2008. Does forest structure affect reproduction of northern goshawks in ponderosa pine forests? Journal of Applied Ecology 45:342-350.

Rosalino, LM, MJ Santos, P. Beier, and M Santos-Reis. 2008. Eurasian badger habitat selection in Mediterranean environments: does scale really matter? Mammalian Biology 73:189-198.

McRae, BH, and P Beier. 2007. Circuit theory predicts gene flow in plant and animal populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:19885-19890. 

Wightman, CS, SS Germaine, and P Beier. 2007. Landbird community composition varies among seasons in a heterogeneous ponderosa pine forest. Journal of Field Ornithology 78(2):184-194

Waskiewicz, JD, PZ Fulé, and P Beier. 2007. Comparing classification systems for ponderosa pine snags in northern Arizona. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 22(4):233-240.

Dickson, BG, and P Beier. 2007. Quantifying the influence of topographic position on cougar (Puma concolor) movement in southern California. Journal of Zoology (London) 271:270-277.  

Beier, P. 2007. Cougars, connectivity, & missing linkages: two decades of expanding vision & partnerships (keynote address). Transactions of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society 43:1-7.

Beier, P. 2006. Effects of artificial night lighting on terrestrial mammals. In C. Rich and T. Longcore, editors, Ecological consequences of artificial night lighting. Island Press, Covelo, California.

Beier, P., and A. I. Tungbani. 2006. Nesting with wasps increases nest success of the Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu. The Auk 123:1022-1037.

Noss, RF, P Beier, WW Covington, RE Grumbine, DB Lindenmayer, JW Prather, F Schmiegelow, TD Sisk, and DJ Vosick. 2006. Recommendations for integrating restoration ecology and conservation biology in ponderosa pine forests of the Southwestern United States. Ecological Restoration 14:4-10.

Beier, P., MR Vaughan, MJ Conroy, and H Quigley. 2006. Evaluating scientific inferences about the Florida Panther. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:236-245.

Conroy, MJ, P Beier, H Quigley, and MR Vaughan. 2006. Improving the use of science in conservation: lessons from the Florida panther. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1-7.

P. Beier, KL Penrod, C Luke, WD Spencer, and C Cabanero. 2006. South Coast Missing Linkages: restoring connectivity to wildlands in the largest metropolitan area in the United States. Invited Chapter in KR Crooks and MA Sanjayan, editors, Connectivity Conservation. Cambridge University Press.

McRae, BH, P Beier, LE DeWald, LY Huynh, and P Keim. 2005. Habitat barriers limit gene flow and illuminate historical events in a wide-ranging carnivore. Molecular Ecology 14:1965-1977.

Cougar Management Guidelines Working Group (13 authors). 2005. Cougar Management Guidelines, First Edition. Wild Futures, Bainbridge Island, Washington. 137 pp.

Beier, P. 2005. How to keep science out of the Endangered Species Act. editorial (Flagstaff) Arizona Daily Sun, 29 October 2005.

Boyce, DA, Jr, PL Kennedy, P Beier, MF Ingraldi, SR MacVean, MS Siders, JR Squires, and B Woodbridge. 2005. When are goshawks not there? Is a single visit enough to infer absence? Journal of Raptor Research 39(3):285-291.

Adjewodah, P, P Beier, MK Sam, and JJ Mason. 2005. Elephant crop damage in the Red Volta Valley, northeastern Ghana. Pachyderm 38:39-48.

Griffis-Kyle, KL, and P Beier. 2005. Migratory strategy and seasonal patterns of bird diversity in relation to forest habitat. American Midland Naturalist 153:436-443.

Beier, P. 2005.  Being ethical as conservation biologists and as a Society. (editorial) Conservation Biology 19:1-3.

Dickson, B. G., J. S. Jenness, and P. Beier. 2005. Influence of vegetation, topography and roads on cougar movement in southern California. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:264-276.

Jenness, J. S., P. Beier, and J. L. Ganey. 2004. Associations between forest fire and Mexican spotted owls. Forest Science: 50:765-772. The long version of this paper (Jeff's MS Thesis) is available at Jeff's web site.

Beier, P., and J. Maschinski. 2003. Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species. Pages 306-327 (Chapter 18) In P. Friederici, editor. Ecological restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Island Press.

Beier, P., M. R. Vaughan, M. J. Conroy, and H. Quigley. 2003. An analysis of scientific literature related to the Florida panther. Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and US Fish and Wildlife Service. 211 pages, including an annotated bibliography.

Beier, P., M. R. Vaughan, M. J. Conroy, and H. Quigley. 2003b. Comments and communications received by the Scientific Review Team during its review of literature related to the Florida panther. Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and US Fish and Wildlife Service. 90 pages. This contains all official and unofficial reviews on the June 2003 draft report, as well as all other communications prior to the draft report.

Drennan, J. E., and P. Beier. 2003. Forest structure and prey abundance in winter habitat of northern goshawks. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:177-185.

Griffis-Kyle, K. L., and P. Beier. 2003. Small isolated aspen stands enrich bird communities in Southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Biological Conservation 110:375-385.

Grigione, M. M., P. Beier, R. A. Hopkins, D. Neal, W. D. Padley, C. M. Schonewald, and M. L. Johnson. 2002. Ecological and allometric determinants of home range size for mountain lions (Puma concolor). Animal Conservation 5:317-324.

Dickson, B. G., and P. Beier. 2002. Home range and habitat selection by adult cougars in southern California. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:1235-1245.

Beier, P., M. van Drielen, and B. O. Kankam. 2002. Avifaunal collapse in West African forest fragments (pdf). Conservation Biology 16:1097-1111. Two unpublished Appendices also available: A map of study sites, indicating the spatial arrangement of the 35 forest patches, and Lists of forest birds found in each Forest Reserve, Sacred Grove, or other management unit (Ghanaian managers, or ecotourists to Ghana, may find these lists useful).

Noss, RF, and P Beier. 2000. Arguing over little things: response to Haddad et al. Conservation Biology 14:1546-1648.

Delaney, D. K., T. G. Grubb, P. Beier, L. L. Pater, and M. H. Reiser. 1999. Effects of helicopter noise on Mexican spotted owls. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:60-76.

Delaney, D. K., T. G. Grubb, P. Beier, L. L. Pater, and M. H. Reiser. 1999. Activity patterns of nesting Mexican spotted owls. Condor 101:42-49.

Beier, P. 1999. Cougar. Pages 226-228 In DE Wilson and S Ruff, Smithsonian book of North American mammals. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington. (Invited contribution). This was one of 40 books that the American Library Association voted as one of their "Best of the Best Books" for 1999-2000.

Beier, P., and R. F. Noss. 1998. Do habitat corridors provide connectivity? Conservation Biology 12:1241-1252.

Drennan, J. E., P. Beier, and N. Dodd. 1998. Use of track stations to index abundance of sciuridsJournal of Mammalogy 79:352-359.

Beier, P., and J. E. Drennan. 1997. Vegetation structure and prey abundance in foraging areas of northern goshawks. Ecological Applications 7:564-571.

Beier, P. 1996. Metapopulation modeling, tenacious tracking, and cougar conservation. Pages 293-323 in D. R. McCullough, ed., Metapopulations and wildlife management. Island Press. This book won The Wildlife Society’s Award for "Best-edited Book of 1996."

Beier, P., and S. C. Cunningham. 1996. Power of track surveys to detect changes in cougar populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:540-546.

Beier, P. 1995. Dispersal of juvenile cougars in fragmented habitat. Journal of Wildlife Management 59:228-237.

Beier, P., D. Choate, and R. H. Barrett. 1995. Activity patterns of cougars during different behaviors. Journal of Mammalogy 76:1056-1070.

Beier, P. 1993. Determining minimum habitat areas and corridors for cougars. Conservation Biology 7:94-108.

Beier, P. 1993. PUMA: A population simulator. Wildlife Society Bulletin 21(1):356-357. 

Beier, P., and R. H. Barrett. 1993. The cougar in the Santa Ana Mountain Range. Final Report to California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), 1416 Ninth St, Sacramento CA 94814. 105pp.   The pdf file is large and way out-of-print. Most of the "good stuff" from the report has been published, but the report offers some unpublished details (maps, histories of tagged animals, food habits).  

Beier, P., and S. Loe. 1992. A checklist for evaluating impacts to wildlife movement corridors. Wildlife Society Bulletin 20:434-440.  (Mostly just common sense, but common sense does not degrade over time and this is still a useful paper today.)

Beier, P. 1991. Cougar attacks on humans in the United States and Canada, 1890-1990. Wildlife Society Bulletin 19:403-412. The main data table from this paper is also available  as a html document at a site maintained by Linda Lewis

Beier, P., and D. R. McCullough. 1990. Factors influencing activity patterns and habitat use by white-tailed deer. Wildlife Monograph 109: 51pp.

Beier, P. 1989. Mountain beaver habitat use in the Sierra Nevada. J. Wildlife Management 53(3):649-654.

Beier, P., and R. H. Barrett. 1989. Beaver distribution in the Truckee River Basin. California Fish and Game 75(4):233-238.

Beier, P., and D. R. McCullough. 1988. Motion-sensitive radio collars for estimating white-tailed deer activity. J. Wildlife Management 52(1):11-13.

Beier, P. 1987. Sex differences in quality of white-tailed deer diets. J. Mammalogy 68(2):323-329.

Beier, P., and R. H. Barrett. 1987. Beaver habitat use and impact in the Truckee Basin, California. J. Wildlife Management 51(4):794-799.  

McCullough, D.R., and P. Beier. 1986. Upper vs lower molars for age determination in deer. J. Wildlife Management 50(4):704-705.

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