Publications

Peer-reviewed

20. Merkle, J.A., P.C. Cross, B.M. Scurlock, E.K, Cole, A.B., Courtemanch, S.R., Dewey, and M.J. Kauffman. 2017. Linking spring phenology with mechanistic models of host movement to predict disease transmission risk. Journal of Applied Ecology in press.

19. Merkle, J.A., J.L. Polfus, J.J. Derbridge, and K.S. Heinmeyer. 2017. Dietary niche partitioning among black bears, grizzly bears and wolves in a multi-prey ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Zoology in press.

18. Aikens, E.O., M.J. Kauffman, J.A. Merkle, S.P. Dwinnell, G.L. Fralick, and K.L. Monteith. 2017. The greenscape shapes surfing of resource waves in a large migratory herbivore. Ecology Letters 20(6): 741-750.

17. Siguad, M., J.A. Merkle, S.G. Cherry, and D. Fortin. 2017. Collective decision-making promotes fitness loss in a fusion-fission society. Ecology Letters: 20(1):33-40.sigaud-et-al-2017-cover-image

16. Merkle, J.A., K.L. Monteith, E.O. Aikens, M.M. Hayes, K.R. Hershey, A.D. Middleton, B.A. Oates, H. Sawyer, B.M. Scurlock, M.J. Kauffman. 2016. Large herbivores surf waves of green-up in spring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283:20160456.

15. Merkle, J.A., J.R. Potts, and D. Fortin. 2017. Energy benefits and emergent space use patterns of an empirically parameterized model of memory-based patch selection. Oikos 126(2): 185–196.

14. Merkle, J.A., M. Sigaud, and D. Fortin. 2015. To follow or not? How animals in fusion-fission societies handle conflicting information during group decision-making. Ecology Letters 18(8): 799-806 (request reprint).

13. Derbridge, J.J., J.A. Merkle, M. Bucci, P. Callahan, J.L. Koprowski, J.L. Polfus, and P.R. Krausman. 2015. Experimentally derived δ13C and δ15N discrimination factors for gray wolves, and the impact of prior information in Bayesian mixing models. PloS ONE 10(3): e0119940 (link to article; PDF).

12. Losier, C., S. Couturier, M-H. St-Laurent, P. Drapeau, C. Dussault, T. Rudolph, V. Brodeur, J.A. Merkle, and D. Fortin. 2015. Adjustments in habitat selection to changing availability induce fitness costs for a threatened ungulate. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(2) 496-504.

11. Merkle, J. A., D. Fortin, and S. G. Cherry. 2015. Bison distribution under conflicting foraging strategies: site fidelity versus energy maximization. Ecology 96(7): 1793-1801. (request reprint)

10. Fortin, D., J.A. Merkle, M. Sigaud, S.G. Cherry, S. Plante, A. Drolet, M. Labrecque. 2015. Temporal dynamics in the foraging decisions of large herbivores. Animal Production Science 55: 376-383. (reprint)

9. Merkle, J. A., D. Fortin, and J. M. Morales. 2014. A memory-based foraging tactic reveals an adaptive mechanism for restricted space use. Ecology Letters 17(8): 924–931. (request reprint)Cover image - Ecol Lett, ELE_17_8_OFC

8. Merkle, J. A., and D. Fortin.  2014.  Likelihood-Based Photograph Identification: Application with Photographs of Free-Ranging Bison.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(1): 196-204. (request reprint)

7. Merkle, J. A., H. S. Robinson, P. R. Krausman, and P. Alaback. 2013.  Food availability and foraging near human developments by black bears.  Journal of Mammalogy 94(2): 378-385. (Open Access)

6. Merkle, J. A., N. Decesare, P. R. Krausman, and J. J. Jonkel.  2011.  Predicting spatial distribution of human-black bear interactions across an urban area.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75(5): 1121–1127. (request reprint)

5. Merkle, J. A.,P. R. Krausman, and M. M. Booth.  2011.   Behavioral and attitudinal change of residents exposed to human–bear interactions.  Ursus: 22(1):74-83. (request reprint)

4. Merkle, J. A., J. Derbridge, and P. R. Krausman.  2011.  Using stable isotope analysis to quantify anthropogenic foraging in black bears.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 5(1):159-167. (request reprint)

3. Merkle, J. A., P. R. Krausman, D. W. Stark, and W. B. Ballard.  2009.  Summer diet of the Mexican gray wolf.  Southwestern Naturalist 54:480-485. (request reprint)

2. Merkle, J. A., D. R. Stahler, and D. W. Smith.  2009.  Interference competition between gray wolves and coyotes in Yellowstone National Park.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:56-63. (request reprint)

1. Nicholson, K. L., P. R. Krausman, and J. A. Merkle.  2008.  Hypatia and the Leopold Standard: Women in the wildlife profession 1937-2006.  Wildlife Biology in Practice 4:57-72. (request reprint)

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Other publications

Merkle, J.A. 2015. Invited Book Review of ‘Ecology of Climate Change: the Importance of Biotic Interactions. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(7): 1208:1209.

Merkle, J.A., M. Sigaud, and D. Fortin. 2014. Habitat use and spatial distribution of plains bison in relation to management practices and wolf predation in Prince Albert National Park. Final Project Report to Parks Canada: 1-42.

Merkle, B.G., and J.A. Merkle.  2013.  A park where the buffalo roam.  BC Nature 51 (3): 18-19. (download reprint)

Kohl, M. T., J. A. Merkle, P. R. Krausman, K. Kunkel, K. Aune, C. C. Gates, S. D. Fuhlendorf.  2013.  What is the future of bison conservation?  Proceedings of the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress: 1-9. (download reprint)

Merkle, J. A., P. R. Krausman, and B. G. Merkle.  2012.  How ‘bout them apples: Insights on reducing human-bear conflicts.  Fair Chase Fall: 73-77. (download reprint)

Krausman, P. R., S. M. Smith, J. Derbridge, and J. A. Merkle.  2011.  Suburban and exurban influences on wildlife and fish.  Pages 135-191 in P.R. Krausman, L. Harris, editors.  The cumulative effects of suburban and exurban influences on wildlife.  Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Derbridge, J., E. Cleere, J. A. Merkle, and A. Mynsberge.  2009.  A wildlife graduate student perspective on the future of big game management in North America.  Fair Chase Winter: 42-43. (download reprint)

Cleveland, S., J. Merkle, R. Stutzman, G. Neudecker, J. Stone, and D. Naugle.  2009.  Lessons from the field a hands-on crash course in landscape conservation.  The Wildlife Professional 3:40-41. (download reprint)

Krausman, P. R., S. M. Smith, J. Derbridge, and J. A. Merkle.  2008.  Suburban and exurban influences on wildlife and fish.  FWP Project 2801.  Wildlife Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Helena, USA. (download reprint)

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