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Ditmer, M. A.**, D. C. Stoner, C. D. Francis, J. R. Barber, J. D. Forester, D. M. Choate, K. E.
Ironside, K. M. Longshore, K. R. Hersey, R. T. Larsen, and B. R. McMillan. 2021. Artificial nightlight
alters the predator–prey dynamics of an apex carnivore. Ecography 44(2): 149-161. 

McCann, N. P.**, E. M. Walberg, J. D. Forester, M. W. Schrage, D. C. Fulton, and M. A. Ditmer. 2021.
Integrating socioecological suitability with human-wildlife conflict risk: Case study for translocation of a large ungulate. Journal of Applied Ecology 69:298.

McMahon, M. C.*, M. A. Ditmer**, E. J. Issac, S. A. Moore, J. D. Forester. 2021. Evaluating unmanned aerial systems for the detection and monitoring of moose in Northeastern Minnesota. Wildlife Society Bulletin 45(2): 312-324,

McMahon, M. C.*, M. A. Ditmer**, and J. D. Forester. 2021. Comparing unmanned aerial systems
with conventional methodology for surveying a wild white-tailed deer population. Wildlife Research, 

Oliveira-Santos, L. G. R., S. A. Moore, W. J. Severud, J. D. Forester, E. J. Isaac, Y. Chenaux-Ibrahim,
T. Garwood, L. E. Escobar, and T. M. Wolf. 2021. Spatial compartmentalization: A nonlethal predator mechanism to reduce parasite transmission between prey species. Science Advances 7:eabj5944.

Rettler, S. J., A. N. Tri, V. St-Louis, J. D. Forester, and D. L. Garshelis. 2021. Three decades of declining natural foods alters bottom-up pressures on American black bears. Forest Ecology and Management 493:119267. 

Worsley-Tonks, K. E.*, S. D. Gehrt, E. A. Miller, R. S. Singer, J. B. Bender, J. D. Forester, S. C.
McKenzie, D. A. Travis, T. J. Johnson, and M. E. Craft. 2021. Comparison of antimicrobial-resistant
Escherichia coli between urban raccoons and domestic dogs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology AEM-00484,

Antunes, P. C.*, L. G. R. Oliveira-Santos*, J. F. S. Menezes, T. M. R. Santos, W. M. Tomas, J. D. Forester, F. A. S. Fernandez. 2020. Mating system of the echimyid Thrichomys fosteri in the Brazilian Pantanal: spatial patterns indicate promiscuous mating. Mammalian Biology 100 (4), 365-375.

Ditmer, M. A.**, A. M. McGraw, L. Cornicelli, J. D. Forester, P. J. Mahoney, R. A. Moen, S. P. Stapleton, V. St-Louis, K. L. VanderWaal, M. E. Carstensen. 2020. Using movement ecology to investigate meningeal worm risk in moose. Journal of Mammalogy 101 (2), 589-603.

Fountain-Jones, N., N. Clark, A. Kinsley, M. Carstensen, J. D. Forester, T. Johnson, E. Miller, S. Moore, T. Wolf, M. Craft. 2020. Microbial associations and spatial proximity predict North American moose (Alces alces) gastrointestinal community composition. Journal of Animal Ecology 89 (3), 817-828. 

Muthukrishnan, R.**, L. Sullivan, A. K. Shaw, and J. D. Forester. 2020. Phenotypic plasticity of dispersal traits enhances species coexistence in a flexible competition-colonization tradeoff. Ecology Letters 23 (5), 791-799. 

Forester, J. D., D. C. Forester, and J. M. Makowski. Making the best of a bad situation: differential predator avoidance by a diminutive woodland salamander. 2019. Animal Behaviour 148:169-181. 

Muthukrishnan, R.**, N. M. West, A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan, and J. D. Forester. 2019. Use of simulation-based statistical models to complement bioclimatic models in predicting continental scale invasion risks. Biological Invasions 3:847-859 doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1864-3.

Kohl, M. T., D. R. MacNulty, D. R. Stahler, M. C. Metz, J. D. Forester, M. J. Kauffman, N. Varley, P. J. White, D. W. Smith. 2018. Wolf downtime flattens the landscape of fear in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs (in press).

Berg, S. S.*, J. D. Forester, and M. E. Craft. 2018. Infectious disease in wild animal populations: Examining transmission and control with mathematical models. In: The Connections between Ecology and Infectious Disease (Ed. Christon J. Hurst), Springer, Germany.

Claassen, A. H., J. D. Forester, T. W. Arnold, and F. J. Cuthbert. 2018. Consequences of Multi-Scale Habitat Selection on Reproductive Success of Riverine Sandbar-Nesting Birds in Cambodia. Avian Biology Research 11:108–122.

Fieberg, J. R., J. D. Forester, G. M. Street*, D. H. Johnson, A. A. ArchMiller*, and J. Matthiopoulos. 2018. Used‐habitat calibration plots: a new procedure for validating species distribution, resource selection, and step‐selection models. Ecography 41(5):737-752. doi:10.1111/ecog.03123.

Herberg, A. M.*, V. St-Louis, M. Carstensen, J. Fieberg, D. P. Thompson, J. A. Crouse, and J. D. Forester. 2018. Calibration of a rumen bolus to measure continuous internal body temperature in moose. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:328–337.

Muthukrishnan, R., A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan, and J. D. Forester. 2018. Invasion complexity at large spatial scales is an emergent property of interactions among landscape characteristics and invader traits. PloS one 13:e0195892.

Tumulty, J. P., A. Pašukonis, M. Ringler, J. D. Forester, W. Hödl, and M. A. Bee. 2018. Brilliant-thighed poison frogs do not use acoustic identity information to treat territorial neighbours as dear enemies. Animal Behaviour 141:203–220.

White, L. A.*, J. D. Forester, and M. E. Craft. 2018. Covariation between the physiological and behavioral components of pathogen transmission: host heterogeneity determines epidemic outcomes. Oikos 127(4):538-552.

White, L. A.*, J. D. Forester, and M. E. Craft. 2018. Dynamic, spatial models of parasite transmission in wildlife: Their structure, applications and remaining challenges. Journal of Animal Ecology 87(3):559-580.

White, L. A.*, J. D. Forester, and M. E. Craft. 2018. Disease outbreak thresholds emerge from interactions between movement behavior, landscape structure, and epidemiology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115:7374–7379.

Ditmer, M. A., R. A. Moen, S. K. Windels, J. D. Forester, T. Ness, and T. R. Harris. 2017. Moose at their bioclimatic edge alter their behavior based on weather, landscape, and predators. Current Zoology 64(4):419-432.

Berg, S. S.*, J. D. Erb, J. R. Fieberg, and J. D. Forester. 2017. Utility of radio-telemetry data for improving statistical population reconstruction. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(3):535-544.

Ribeiro Lima, J, M. Carstensen, L. Cornicelli, J. D. Forester, and S. J. Wells. 2017. Patterns of cattle farm visitation by white-tailed deer in relation to risk of disease transmission in a previously infected area with bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota, US. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 64(5):1519-1529. doi:10.1111/tbed.12544. 

West, N. M., D. P. Matlaga, R. Muthukrishnan, G. Spyreas, N. R. Jordan, J. D. Forester, A. S. Davis. 2017. Lack of impacts during early establishment highlights a short-term management window for minimizing invasions from perennial biomass crops. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:767. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00767

White, L.*, J. D. Forester, M. E. Craft. 2017. Using contact networks to explore mechanisms of parasite transmission in wildlife. Biological Reviews 92(1):389-409 doi:10.1111/brv.12236. 

Antunes, P. C.*, L. G. R. Oliveira-Santos*, W. M. Tomas, J. D. Forester, and F. A. S. Fernandez. 2016. Disentangling habitat, food and intraspecific competition effects on resource selection by a small rodent. Journal of Mammalogy 97(6):1738-1744 doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyw140.

Oliveira-Santos, L. G. R.*, J. D. Forester, U. Piovezan, W. M. Tomás, and F. A. S. Fernandez. 2016. Incorporating animal spatial memory in step selection functions. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:516-524 doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12485.

Street, G. M.*, J. Fieberg, A. R. Rodgers, M. Carstensen, R. Moen, S. A. Moore, S. K. Windels, and J. D. Forester. 2016. Habitat functional response mitigates reduced foraging opportunity across bioclimatic gradients: implications for animal fitness and space use. Landscape Ecology 31:1939-1953 doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0372-z.

Swanson, A., T. Arnold, M. Kosmala, J. D. Forester, and C. Packer. 2016. In the absence of a “landscape of fear”: How lions, hyenas, and cheetahs coexist. Ecology and Evolution 6:8534-8545 doi:10.1002/ece3.2569.

Campbell, H. A., H. L. Beyer, T. E. Dennis, R. G. Dwyer, J. D. Forester, Y. Fukuda, C. Lynch, M. A. Hindell, N. Menke, J. M. Morales, C. Richardson, E. Rodgers, G. Taylor, M. E. Watts, and D. A. Westcott. 2015. Finding our way: on the sharing and reuse of animal telemetry data in Australasia. Science in the Total Environment. 534: 79-84.

Ditmer, M. A., D. L. Garshelis, K. V. Noyce, T. G. Laske, P. A. Iaizzo, T. E. Burk, J. D. Forester, and J. R. Fieberg. 2015. Behavioral and physiological responses of American black bears to landscape features within an agricultural region. Ecosphere. 6(3): art28. 

Muthukrishnan, R.*, N. M. West, A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan, and J. D. Forester. 2015. Evaluating the role of landscape in the spread of invasive species: The case of the biomass crop Miscanthus x giganteus. Ecological Modelling 317:6-15.

Pittman, S. E.*, R. Muthukrishnan*, N. M. West, A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan, and J. D. Forester. 2015. Mitigating the potential for invasive spread of the exotic biofuel crop, Miscanthus x giganteus. Biological Invasions 17: 3247-3261.

Severud, W. J., G. D. Giudice, T. R. Obermoller, T. A. Enright, R. G. Wright, and J. D. Forester. 2015. Using GPS collars to determine parturition and cause-specific mortality of moose calves. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:616-625. 

St-Louis, V., J. D. Forester, D. Pelletier, M. Bélisle, A. Desrochers, B. Rayfield, M. A. Wulder, J. A. Cardille. 2014. Circuit theory emphasizes the importance of edge-crossing decisions in dispersal-scale movements of a forest passerine. Landscape Ecology 29 (5), 831-841. 

Wootton, J. T., and J. D. Forester. 2013. Complex Population Dynamics in Mussels Arising from Density-Linked Stochasticity. PLoS ONE 8:e75700. [link]

Fagan, W. F., M. A. Lewis, M. Auger-Méthé, T. Avgar, S. Benhamou, G. Breed, L. LaDage, U. E. Schlägel, W. Tang, Y. P. Papastamatiou,J. D. Forester, and T. Mueller. 2013. Spatial memory and animal movement. Ecology Letters 16:1316–1329. [link]

Metcalf, C. J. E., G. H. Long, N. Mideo, J. D. Forester, O. N. Bjørnstad, and A. L. Graham. 2012. Revealing mechanisms underlying variation in malaria virulence: effective propagation and host control of uninfected red blood cell supply. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 9:2804–2813. [link]

Bee, M. A., A. Vélez, and J. D. Forester. 2012. Sound level discrimination by gray treefrogs in the presence and absence of chorus-shaped noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131(5):4188-4195.

Forester, J. D. 2011. Dispersal from the frying pan to the fire. Animal Conservation 14(3): 225-226.

Smouse, P. E., S. Focardi, P. R. Moorcroft, J. G. Kie, J. D. Forester, and J. M. Morales. 2010. Stochastic modelling of animal movement. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2201-2211.

Forester, J. D., H. K. Im, and P. J. Rathouz. 2009. Accounting for animal movement in estimation of Resource Selection Functions: Sampling and data analysis. Ecology 90(12):3554-3565.

Wootton, J. T., C. A. Pfister, and J. D. Forester. 2008. Dynamical patterns and ecological impacts of changing ocean pH in a high-resolution multi-year dataset. PNAS 105(48):18848-18853.

Forester, D. C., M. Cameron, and J. D. Forester. 2008. Nest and egg recognition by salamanders in the genus Desmognathus: A comprehensive re-examination. Ethology 114:965-976.

Forester, J. D., D. P. Anderson, and M. G. Turner. 2008. Landscape and local factors affecting northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) recruitment in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin (USA). American Midland Naturalist 160:438-453.

Anderson, D. P., J. D. Forester, and M. G. Turner. 2008. When to slow down?: elk residency rates on an heterogeneous landscape. Journal of Mammalogy 89(1):105-114.

Forester, J. D., D. P. Anderson, and M.G. Turner. 2007. Do high-density patches of coarse wood and regenerating saplings create browsing refugia for aspen (Populus tremuloides) in Yellowstone National Park (USA)? Forest Ecology and Management 253:211-219.

Forester, J. D., A. R. Ives, M. G. Turner, D. P. Anderson, D. Fortin, H. L. Beyer, D. W. Smith, and M. S. Boyce. 2007. Using state-space models to link patterns of elk (Cervus elaphus) movement to landscape characteristics in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs, 77(2): 285-299.

Gardner, R. H., J. D. Forester, and R. E. Plotnick. 2006. Determining pattern-process relationships in heterogeneous landscapes. Pages 92:114 in Wu, J. and Hobbs, R. J. (Eds.), Key Topics and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology. Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Anderson, D. P., J. D. Forester, M. G. Turner, J. L. Frair, E. H. Merrill, D. Fortin, J. S. Mao, and M. S. Boyce. 2005. Factors influencing seasonal home-range sizes in elk (Cervus elaphus) in North American landscapes. Landscape Ecology 20:257-271.

Anderson, D. P., M. G. Turner, J. D. Forester, J. Zhu, M. S. Boyce, H. Beyer, and L. Stowell. 2005. Scale-dependent summer resource selection by reintroduced elk in Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:298-310.

Howard, A. K., J. D. Forester, J. M. Ruder, J. S. Parmerlee, and R. Powell. 1999. Natural history of a terrestrial Hispaniolan anole: Anolis barbouri. Journal of Herpetology 33:702-706.

Howard, A. K., J. D. Forester, J.M. Ruder, and R. Powell. 1997. Diets of two syntopic frogs: Eleutherodactylus abbotti and E. armstrongi(Leptodactylidae) from the Sierra de Baroruco, Hispaniola. Herpetological Natural History 5(1): 77-82.