Canine/Feline Research


An Account of the Taxonomy of North American Wolves From Morphological and Genetic Analyses. 2012. Chambers, S. et al. N American Fauna 77: 1-67. Link

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Variation of Wolves (Canis lupus) in Southeast Alaska and Comparison with Wolves, Dogs, and Coyotes in North America. 2014. Cronin, M. et al. J of Heredity 106 (1): 26-36. Link

  • Letter to Editor: Genetic Distinctiveness of Alexander Archipelago Wolves (Canis lupus ligoni). 2015. Weckworth, B. et al. J of Heredity 106 (4): 412-414. Link
  • Wolf Subspecies: Reply to Weckworth et al… 2015. Cronin et al. J of Heredity 106 (4): 417-419. Link

Extinct Beringian wolf morphotype found in the continental US has implications for wolf migration and evolution. 2016. Meachen, J. et al. Ecol and Evolution 6(10): 3430-3438.  Link

Whole mitochondrial genomes illuminate ancient intercontinental dispersals of grey wolves (Canis lupus). 2016. Koblmuller, S. et al. J of Biogeog 43(9): 1728-1738. Link

Gray wolf harvest in Idaho. 2016. Ausband, D. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(3): 500-505. Link

Using spatial, economic, and ecological opinion data to inform gray wolf conservation. 2016. Berry, M. et al. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(3): 554-563. OTHER KEYWDS: hunting. Link

Participant perceptions of Range Rider Programs operating to mitigate wolf–livestock conflicts in the western US. 2016. Parks, M. and T. Messmer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(3): 514-524.  Link

Intestinal parasites of gray wolves (Canis lupus) in northern and western Canada. 2016. Schurer, J. et al. Cdn J of Zoology 94(9): 643-650. Link

Population structure and dispersal of wolves in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 2016. Cullingham, C. et al. J of Mammalogy 97(3): 839-851. Link

Dog days of summer: influences on decision of wolves to move pups. 2016. Ausband, D. et al. J of Mammalogy 97(5): 1282-1287. Link

Predator control should not be a shot in the dark. 2016. Treves, A. et al. Frontiers in Ecol and Environ 14(7): 380-388. Link

Implications of harvest on the boundaries of protected areas for large carnivore [wolf] viewing opportunities. 2016. Borg, B. et al. PloS One 11: e0153808. Link

Ecology of conflict: marine food supply affects human-wildlife interactions on land. 2016.  Artelle et al. Sci Rpts. PDF

Effects of wolf removal on livestock depredation recurrence and wolf recovery in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. 2015. Bradley, E. et al. J of Wildlife Mgmt 79(8): 1337–1346. Link.

Predators and the public trust. 2017. Treves et al. Biol Reviews. OTHER KEYWDS: wolf, human dimensions. Link

Adaptive use of nonlethal strategies for minimizing wolf–sheep conflict in Idaho. 2017. Stone et al. J Mammalogy. Link

Wolves on the Hunt: The Behavior of Wolves Hunting Wild Prey. 2015. Mech, D. et al. U of Chicago Press. Link.

Examining the Effect of Billboards in Shaping the Great Wolf Debate of the American West [WA]. 2017. Hoffman et al. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. Link

People and Wolves in Washington: Stakeholder Conflict Assessment and Recommendations for Conflict Transformation. 2015. Madden, F. Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Link.

Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2014 Annual Report. 2015. Becker, S. et al. Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife. Link.

Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure. 2015. Bryan, H. et al. Functional Ecol 29(3): 347-356.   Link.

Comparison of DNA and hair-based approaches to dietary analysis of free-ranging wolves (Canis lupus). 2015. Conserv Genetics Resources 7(4): 871-878. Link.

A meta-population model to predict occurrence and recovery of wolves. 2016. Maletzke, B. et al. J of Wildlife Mgmt 80(1): 368–376. Link.

No trespassing: using a biofence to manipulate wolf movements. 2013. Ausband et al. Wildlife Research. Link

Linking Wolf Diet to Changes in Marine and Terrestrial Prey Abundance. 2014. Lafferty et al. Arctic. OTHER KEYWDS: moose Link

Wolves on the hunt: The behavior of wolves hunting wild prey. 2015. Mech et al. U Chicago Press. Link

Heavily hunted wolves have higher stress and reproductive steroids than wolves with lower hunting pressure. 2015. Bryan et al. Functional Ecol.  Link

Identifying gray wolf packs and dispersers using noninvasive genetic samples. 2016. Stansbury et al. J Wildlife Mgmt. Link

Individual, Group, and Environmental Influences on Helping Behavior in a Social Carnivore [wolf]. 2016. Ausband et al. Ethology. Link

Potential Food Items Ingested by Wolves in the Dehcho. 2016. Larter. NWT Environ and Natural Resources. OTHER KEYWDS: caribou, moose, bison, deer, snowshoe hare, beaver etc PDF

Food habits of the world’s grey wolves. 2016. Newsome et al. Mammal Review. Link

Livestock Management for Coexistence with Large Carnivores, Healthy Land and Productive Ranches. 2015. Barnes. Keystone Conservation.  PDF

Recruitment in a social carnivore [wolf] before and after harvest. 2015. Ausband et al. Animal Conserv. PDF

Studies of wolf x coyote hybridization via artificial insemination. 2017. Mech et al. PLoS ONE. PDF

Modeling the relationship between wolf control and cattle depredation. 2017. Kompaniyets and Evans. PLoS ONE. Link

Territory surveillance and prey management: Wolves keep track of space and time. 2017. Schlägel et al. Ecol and Evol. Link

Effects of breeder turnover and harvest on group composition and recruitment in a social carnivore [wolf]. 2017. Ausband et al. J Animal Ecol. Link


A long-term evaluation of biopsy darts and DNA to estimate cougar density: An agency-citizen science collaboration. 2016. Beausoleil et al. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Link

A New Panel of SNP Markers for the Individual Identification of North American Pumas. 2016. Fitak et al. J of Fish and Wildlife Mgmt. Link

Forest cover mediates genetic connectivity of northwestern cougars. 2016. Warren et al.  Conserv Genetics. Link

Hunting as a management tool? Cougar-human conflict is positively related to trophy hunting. 2016. Teichman et al. BMC Ecol. Link

Human behaviour can trigger large carnivore attacks in developed countries. 2016. Penteriani et al. Sci Rpts. OTHER KEYWDS: human dimensions, grizzly bear, cougar, black bear, coyote Link

Resource selection by coastal wolves reveals the seasonal importance of seral forest and suitable prey habitat. 2018. Roffler et al. Forest Ecol and Mgmt. Link 

Confirmation of Echinococcus canadensis G8 and G10 in Idaho Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) and Cervids. 2018. Cerda and Ballweber. J Wildlife Diseases. Link

Coexistence with Large Carnivores Supported by a Predator-Compensation Program. 2018. Morehouse et al. Environ Mgmt. Link

Pup‐rearing habitat use in a harvested carnivore. 2018. Jacobs and Ausband. J Wildlife Mgmt.  Link

Apex predators and the facilitation of resource partitioning among mesopredators [coyote, wolf, fox]. 2018. Sivy. Oikos. Link

Natural re-colonization and admixture of wolves (Canis lupus) in the US Pacific Northwest: challenges for the protection and management of rare and endangered taxa. 2018. Hendricks et al. Nature.  Link

Fearlessness towards extirpated large carnivores may exacerbate the impacts of naïve mesocarnivores. 2017. Suraci et al. Behav Ecol. OTHER KEYWDS: racoon, cougar  Link


Spatial heterogeneity and temporal variations in Echinococcus multilocularis infections in wild hosts [coyotes] in a North American urban setting [Calgary]. 2014. Licccioli, S. et al. Internat J for Parasitology 44(7): 457-465. Link.

Exploring the Adaptive Significance of Five Types of Puma (Puma concolor) Vocalizations. 2016. Allen et al. Cdn Field Naturalist. Link

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History. 2016. Flores. Basic Books. Buy here


Demographic differences in diet breadth of Canada lynx during a fluctuation in prey availability. 2016. Burstahler et al. Ecol and Evolution. Link

The Role of Food in the Snowshoe Hare–Canada Lynx Cycle. 2016. Majchrzak. Arctic. PDF

An assessment of the efficacy of rub stations for detection and abundance surveys of Canada lynx (Lynxcanadensis). 2017. Crowley and Hodder. Cdn J Zoology. Link 

Spatio-temporal responses of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) to silvicultural treatments in the Northern Rockies, US. 2018. Holbrook et al. Forest Ecol and Mgmt. Link

Estimating bobcat and Canada lynx distributions in BC. 2018. Gooliaff et al. J Wildlife Mgmt. Link

Forest structure provides the income for reproductive success in a southern population of Canada lynx. 2018. Kosterman et al. Ecol Apps. Link


Effects of male targeted harvest regime on sexual segregation in mountain lion. 2015. Keehner, J. et al. Biol Conserv 192: 42-47. Link.

Effects of male targeted harvest regimes on prey switching by female mountain lions: Implications for apparent competition on declining secondary prey. 2015. Keehner, J. et al. Biol Conserv 192: 101-108. Link


Trophic Dynamics of the Boreal Forests of the Kluane Region. 2014. Krebs et al. Arctic. OTHER KEYWDS: predation PDF

Phylogeographic Analyses of American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) Suggest Four Glacial Refugia and Complex Patterns of Postglacial Admixture. 2015. Puckett et al. Molec Biol Evolution. Link

Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Managing Forests for Fisher Habitat in the [US] Northern Rockies. 2016. Schwartz and Olson. US-FS, Rocky Mtn Research Stn.  PDF

Discovery of 20,000 RAD–SNPs and development of a 52-SNP array for monitoring river otters. 2016. Stetz et al. Conserv Genetics Resources. Link

Attempted Predation of a Harbor Seal Pup (Phoca vitulina) by an American Mink (Neovison vison) in the Salish Sea. 2016. Clarke et al. NW Naturalist. Link

Hearing is fearing for raccoons. 2016. Nature Communications. Link

Sexual size dimorphism and Rensch’s rule in Canidae. 2016. Bidau and Martinez. Biol J Linean Society. Link

Space use, movements, and rest site use by short-tailed weasels Mustela erminea in managed forests of western Oregon. 2017. Linnell et al. Wildlife Biol. Link

Attitudes toward predator control in the United States: 1995 and 2014. 2017. Slagle et al. J Mammalogy. Link

Trichinella Surveillance in Black Bears (Ursus americanus) from the Dehcho Region, Northwest Territories, Canada, 2002–15. 2017. Larter et al. J Wildlife Diseases. Link

Do Large Carnivores and Mesocarnivores Have Redundant Impacts on Intertidal Prey? 2017. Suraci et al. PLoS ONE. OTHER KEYWDS: black bear, mink, raccoon. Link

Swimming and running: a study of the convergence in long bone morphology among semi-aquatic mustelids (Carnivora: Mustelidae). 2017. Botton-Diet et al. Biol J Linean Society. Link

Are latrine sites an accurate predictor of seasonal habitat selection by river otters (Lontra canadensis) in freshwater systems? 2017. Crowley et al. Mammal Research. Link

Survival and Predation of Weasels (Mustela erminea, Mustela frenata) in North America. 2017. Linnel et al. NW Sci. Link

Free-Ranging Cats: Behavior, Ecology, Management. 2014. Spotte, S. John Wiley and Sons. Link.

Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation. 2014. Gompper, M. (editor). 2014. Oxford U Press. Link.

Canine olfaction science and law: Advances in forensic science, medicine, conservation, and environmental remediation. 2016. Jezierski et al. CRC Press. Link

Estimating [carnivore] occupancy using spatially and temporally replicated snow surveys. 2015. Whittington et al. Animal Conserv. Link

The role of environmental variables and sympatric meso-carnivores on the detection and occupancy of American mink during winter. 2017. Hodder et al. Hystrix. Link

Working with experts to quantify changes in the abundance of furbearers following rapid and large-scale forest harvesting. 2017. Bridger et al. Forest Ecol Mgmt. OTHER KEYWDS: cume effects, lynx, marten Link

Genetic Characteristics of Red Foxes In Northeastern Oregon. 2017. Green et al. NW Naturalist. Link

Winter bait stations as a multispecies survey tool. 2017. Robinson et al. Ecol and Evol. OTHER KEYWDS: marten, fisher, weasel, coyote, bobcat Link

Distinguishing [fisher] reintroduction from recolonization with genetic testing. 2017. Stewart et al. Biol Conserv. Link

The importance of data quality for generating reliable distribution models for rare, elusive, and cryptic species [fisher, marten]. 2017. Aubry et al. PLoS ONE. Link

Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. 2016. Marra and Santella. Princeton U Press. Link

Biology and Conservation of Musteloids. 2017. Macdonald et al. Oxford U Press. Link

Food Habits of Pacific Marten from Scats In South-Central Oregon. 2017. Wilk and Raphael. NW Naturalist. Link

Selective regimes and functional anatomy in the mustelid forelimb: Diversification toward specializations for climbing, digging, and swimming. 2017. Kilbourne. Ecol and Evol. Link

Reintroduction or Recolonization? How the Fisher Came Back. 2018. Wilson. BioSci. Link

Dynamic occupancy modelling reveals a hierarchy of competition among fishers, grey foxes and ringtails. 2018. Green et al. J Animal Ecol. Link

Opportunities and challenges for the study and conservation of large carnivores. 2017. Ford. Food Webs. Link

The Conservation Biology of Large Carnivores in North America. 2017. Campbell. IN: Biological Conservation in the 21st Century: A Conservation Biology of Large Wildlife. Nova Sci Publishers. Buy here

Conservation professionals agree on challenges to coexisting with large carnivores but not on solutions. 2018. Lute et al. Biol Conserv. Link

Hunger makes apex predators do risky things. 2018. Boutin. J Animal Ecol. Link

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