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Publications

2011

  • Swanson, M. E., J. F. Franklin, R. L. Beschta, C. M. Crisafulli, D. A. DellaSala, R. L. Hutto, D. B. Lindenmayer, and F. J. Swanson. 2011. The forgotten stage of forest succession: early-successional ecosystems on forest sites. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9(2):117-125. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., Jr., J. S. Young, R. L. Hutto, A. Noson, and C. T. Rota. 2011. Insights from ecological theory on temporal dynamics and species distribution modeling. Pages 91-107 in C. A. Drew, Y. F. Wiersma, and F. Huettmann, editors, Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology: Concepts and Applications. Springer, New York.
  • Rota, C. T., R. J. Fletcher, J. M. Evans, and R. L. Hutto. 2011. Does accounting for imperfect detection improve species distribution models? Ecography 34:659-670. [pdf]
  • Swanson, M. E., J. F. Franklin, R. L. Beschta, C. M. Crisafulli, D. A. DellaSala, R. L. Hutto, D. B. Lindenmayer, and F. J. Swanson. 2011. A reply to King et al. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:320. [pdf]
  • McCarthy, K. P., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., C. T. Rota, and R. L. Hutto. 2011. Predicting species distributions from samples collected along roadsides. Conservation Biology, in press. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L. 2011. The beauty of a burned forest.  Crown of the Continent Magazine 6:42-49. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D. 2011. Life on the Line. The Wildlife Professional Vol.4 (5): 5-6. [pdf]

2010

  • Fylling, M.A., J.D. Carlisle, A.B. Cilimburg, J.A. Blakesley, B.D. Linkhart, and D.W. Holt. 2010. Flammulated Owl Survey Protocol. Partners in Flight. [pdf]
  • Snyder, N.F., H.A. Snyder, N. Moore-Craig, A.D. Flesch, R.A. Wagner, and R. A. Rowlett. 2010. Short-tailed Hawks nesting in the Sky Islands of the Southwest. Western Birds 41(4): 202-230. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D. 2010. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in the Sonoran Desert. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91:446–449. [pdf]
  • Robertson, B. A., R. L. Hutto, and J. J. Fontaine.  2010.  Evaluating food availability and nest predation risk as sources of bias in aural bird surveys .  Journal of Field Ornithology 81:420-429.
  • Rota, C. T., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., J. M. Evans, and R. L. Hutto.  2010.  Does accounting for imperfect detection improve species distribution models?  Ecography, in press.
  • Hutto, R. L. 2010. Stand-replacement fire: For the birds? Pages 18-20 in Birds of Wyoming (D. W. Faulkner, Ed.). Roberts and Company, Greenwood Village, CO. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D., and R. J. Steidl. 2010. Importance of environmental and spatial gradients on patterns and consequences of resource selection. Ecological Applications 20:1021-1039. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D., D. E. Swann, D. S. Turner, and B. F. Powell. 2010. Herpetofauna of the Rincon Mountains, Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 55:240-253. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D., C. W. Epps, J. W. Cain, M. Clark, P. R. Krausman, and J. R. Morgart. 2010. Potential effects of the United States-Mexico border fence on wildlife. Conservation Biology 24:171-181. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D. 2010. Research and recovery of Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls in the Sonoran Desert. Vermilion Flycatcher March-April:14-15. [pdf]

2009

  • Horváth, G., G. Kriska, P. Malik, and B. Robertson. 2009. Polarized light pollution: a new kind of ecological photopollution. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:317-325. [pdf]
  • Robertson, B.A. 2009. Nest site selection in a postfire landscape: Do parents make tradeoffs between microclimate and predation risk? Auk 126: 500-510. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., Jr., J. S. Young, R. L. Hutto, A. Noson, and C. T. Rota. 2009. Insights from ecological theory on temporal dynamics and species distribution modeling.  A. Drew, F. Huettmann, and Y. Wiersma, Editors, Predictive Modeling in Landscape Ecology. Springer. [pdf]
  • Robertson, B. A. 2009. The influence of spatio-temporal variation in food availability and nest-predation risk on clutch-size decisions. Condor 111:523-533. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., Jr. 2009. Does attraction to conspecifics explain the patch-size effect? An experimental test. Oikos 118:1139-1147. [pdf]
  • Rota, C. T., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., R. Dorazio, and M. G. Betts. 2009. Occupancy estimation and the closure assumption.  Journal of Applied Ecology, in press. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and R. J. Stutzman. 2009. Humans vs. Autonomous Recording Units: a comparison of point-count results. Journal of Field Ornithology, 80(4):387–398. [pdf]
  • Villaseñor-Gómez, J. F., O. Hinojosa-Huerta, E. Gómez-Limón, D. Krueper, and A. D. Flesch. 2009. Avifauna of Sonora.  In van Devender, T. R. and F. Molina-Freaner (editors), The Biological Diversity of Sonora Mexico.  CONABIO and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, México.     [pdf]

2008

  • Villaseñor-Gómez, J. F. 2008.  Habitat use of wintering bird communities in Sonora, Mexico: The importance of Riparian Habitats. Studies in Avian Biology 37:53-68. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L. 2008. The ecological importance of severe wildfires: some like it hot. Ecological Applications 18:1827-1834. [pdf]
  • Flesch, A. D. 2008. Distribution and status of breeding landbirds in northern Sonora, Mexico. Studies in Avian Biology 37:28-45. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., C. J. Conway, V. A. Saab, and J. R. Walters.  2008.  What constitutes a natural fire regime?  Insight from the ecology and distribution of coniferous forest birds in North America.  Fire Ecology 4:115-132. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L. 2008. Aspectos ecológicos únicos asociados con la saves migratorias de larga distancia del occidente de México. Pp. 1-18 in Gerardo Ceballos Gonzalez (editor), Diversity and conservation of dry forests in western Mexico. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., and R. L. Hutto. 2008. Partitioning the multi-scale effects of human activity on the occurrence of riparian forest birds. Landscape Ecology. 23:727–739. [pdf].
  • Verschuyl, J. P., A. J. Hansen, D. B. McWethy, R. Sallabanks, and R. L. Hutto. 2008. Is the effect of forest structure on bird diversity modified by forest productivity? Ecological Applications 18:1155-1170. [pdf]
  • Pearson, D. E., and R. J. Fletcher. 2008. Mitigating exotic impacts: Restoring deer mouse populations elevated by an exotic food subsidy. Ecological Applications 18:321-334. [pdf]

2007

  • Robertson, B. A. and R. L. Hutto. 2007. Is selectively harvested forest an ecological trap for Olive-sided flycatchers. Condor109:109-121. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., L. Reis, J. Battin, and A. D. Chalfoun. The role of habitat area and edge in fragmented landscapes: definitively distinct or inevitably intertwined? Canadian Journal of Zoology. 85:1017–1030. [pdf].
  • Fletcher, R. J. 2007. Species interactions and population density mediate the use of social cues for habitat selection. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:598-606. [pdf]

2006

  • Hutto, R. L. 2006. Toward meaningful snag-management guidelines for postfire salvage logging in North American conifer forests. Conservation Biology 20:984-993. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and S. M. Gallo.  2006.  The effects of postfire salvage logging on cavity-nesting birds.  Condor 108:817-831. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and S. Kowalski.  2006.  Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Program: a USFS-University of Montana partnership designed to provide both short-term and long-term feedback for land managers, p. 936-943. In C. Aguirre-Bravo, P. J. Pellicane, D. P. Burns, and S. Draggan [eds.], Monitoring science and technology symposium: unifying knowledge for sustainability in the Western Hemisphere. USDA For. Serv. Proc. RMRS-P-42CD, Fort Collins, CO. [pdf]
  • Robertson, B. A., and R. L. Hutto. 2006. A framework for understanding ecological traps and an evaluation of existing evidence. Ecology 87:1075-1085. [pdf]
  • DellaSala, D. A., J. R. Karr, T. Schoennagel, D. Perry, R. F. Noss, D. Lindenmayer, R. Beschta, R. L. Hutto, M. E. Swanson, J. Evans.  2006.  Postfire logging debate ignores many issues.  Science 314:51-52. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J. 2006. Emergent properties of conspecific attraction in fragmented landscapes. American Naturalist 168: 207-219. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J. and R. L. Hutto. 2006. Estimating detection probabilities of river birds using double surveys. Auk 123: 695-707. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., R. R. Koford, and D. A. Seaman. 2006. Critical demographic parameters for declining songbirds breeding in restored grasslands. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 145-157. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J., Jr., and C. W. Miller. 2006. On the evolution of hidden leks and the implications for reproductive and habitat selection behaviours. Animal Behaviour 71:1247-1251. [pdf]

2005

  • Hutto, R. L., and C. J. Ralph.  2005.  Introduction: regional monitoring programs.  USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191:924-925. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L.  2005.  Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Program: a program designed to monitor more than long-term population trends.  USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191:956-962. [pdf]
  • Young, J. S., J. R. Hoffland, and R. L. Hutto.  2005.  Monitoring for adaptive management in coniferous forests of the northern Rockies.  USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191:405-411. [pdf]
  • Smucker, K. M., R. L. Hutto, B. M. Steele. 2005. Changes in bird abundance after wildfire: importance of fire severity and time since fire. Ecological Applications 15: 1535-1549. [pdf]
  • Kotliar, T., V. Saab, and R. L. Hutto.  2005.  Fire on the Mountain: birds and burns in the Rockies.  USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191:1090-1092. [pdf]
  • Fletcher, R. J, Jr. 2005. Multiple edge effects and their implications in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Animal Ecology 74:342-352. [pdf]
  • Orrock, J. L., and R. J. Fletcher, Jr. 2005. Changes in community size affect the outcome of competition. American Naturalist 166:107-111. [pdf]
  • Skagen, S. K., J. F. Kelly, C. van Riper III, R. L. Hutto, D. M. Finch, D. J. Krueper, and C. P. Melcher.  2005.  Geography of spring landbird migration through riparian habitats in southwestern North America.  Condor 107:212-227. [pdf]
  • Kelly, J. F., and R. L. Hutto.  2005.  An East-West comparison of migration in North American wood warblers.  Condor 107:197-211. [pdf]

2004

  • Fletcher, R. J. and R. R. Koford. 2004. Consequences of rainfall variation for breeding wetland blackbirds. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82:1316-1325. [pdf]
  • Ries, L., R. J. Fletcher, J. Battin, T.D. Sisk. 2004. Ecological responses to habitat edges: mechanisms, models and variability explained. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 35:491-522. [pdf]

2003

  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 2003. On the design of monitoring programs and the use of population indices: A reply to Ellingson and Lukacs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:903-910. [pdf]

2002

  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 2002. Regional landbird monitoring: perspectives from the northern Rocky Mountains. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:738-750. [pdf]
  • Hejl, Sallie J., Mack, Diane Evans, Young, Jock S., Bednarz, James C., and Hutto, Richard L. 2002. Birds and changing landscape patterns in conifer forests of the north-central Rocky Mountains. Studies in Avian Biology 25: 113-129. [pdf]
  • Kotliar, Natasha B., Hejl, Sallie J., Hutto, Richard L., Saab, Victoria A., Melcher, Cynthia P., and McFadzen, Mary E. 2002. Effects of fire and post-fire salvage logging on avian communities in conifer-dominated forests of the western United States. Studies in Avian Biology 25: 49-64. [pdf]
  • Young, J. S., and R. L. Hutto. 2002. Use of a landbird monitoring database to explore effects of partial-cut timber harvesting . Forest Science 48(2): 373-378. [pdf]
  • Young, J. S., and R. L. Hutto. 2002. Use of regional-scale exploratory studies to determine bird-habitat relationships. Pp. 107-119 (Chapter 8) in Scott, J.M., et al. (eds.). Predicting Species Occurrences: Issues of Scale and Accuracy. Island Press, Covelo, CA. [pdf]

2000

  • Hutto, R. L. 2000. On the importance of en-route periods to the conservation of migratory landbirds. Studies in Avian Biology 20:109-114. [pdf]
  • Karl, J. W., P. J. Heglund, E. O. Garton, J. M. Scott, N. M. Wright, and R. L. Hutto. 2000. Sensitivity of species habitat-relationship model performance to factors of scale. Ecological Applications 10:1690-1705. [pdf]

1999

  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 1999. Habitat relationships of landbirds in the Northern Region, USDA Forest Service. General Technical Report. RMRS-GTR-32. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 72 p.[pdf]
  • Young, J. S., and R. L. Hutto. 1999. Habitat and landscape factors affecting cowbird distribution in the Northern Rockies. Studies in Avian Biology 18: 41-51. [pdf]

1998

  • Hutto, R. L. 1998. Using landbirds as an indicator species group. Pp. 75-92 in Marzluff, J. M., and R. Sallabanks (eds.), Avian conservation: Research and Management. Island Press, Covelo, CA. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L.  1998.  On the importance of stopover sites to migrating birds.  Auk 115:823-825. [pdf]

1997

  • Wright, V., S. J. Hejl, and R. L. Hutto. 1997. Conservation implications of a multi-scale study of Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) habitat use in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. Pp. 506-516 in J. R. Duncan, D. H. Johnson, and T. H. Nicholls (eds.) Biology and conservation of owls of the Northern Hemisphere: 2nd international symposium, 5-9 Feb 1997, Winnipeg, MB. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-190, St. Paul, MN. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 1997. An analysis of the tradeoffs in statistical power among annual, biennial, and triennial landbird monitoring protocols. [pdf]

1996

  • White, G. C., and R. E. Bennetts. 1996. Analysis of frequency count data using the negative binomial distribution. Ecology 77:2549-2557 [pdf]

1995

  • Hutto, R. L. 1995. The composition of bird communities following stand-replacement fires in northern Rocky Mountain (U.S.A.) conifer forests. Conservation Biology 9:1041-1058. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L. 1995. Can patterns of vegetation change in western Mexico explain population trends in western neotropical migrants? Pp. 48-58 in M. H. Wilson and S. A. Sader (eds.) Conservation of neotropical migratory birds in Mexico. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Misc. Publ. 727. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., S. J. Hejl, J. F. Kelley, and S. M. Pletschet. 1995. A comparison of bird detection rates derived from on-road versus off-road point counts in northern Montana. Pp. 103-110 in Ralph, C. J., J. R. Sauer, and S. Droege (tech. eds.) Monitoring bird populations by point counts. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-149, Albany, CA [pdf]
  • Tobalske, B. W., R. C. Shearer, and R. L. Hutto. 1995. Maintaining bird diversity in western larch/Douglas-fir forests. Pp 505-507 in W. C. Schmidt and K. J. McDonald (compilers) Ecology and management of Larix forests: a look ahead. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-319, Ogden, UT. [pdf]
  • Villaseñor, J. F., and R. L. Hutto. 1995. The importance of agricultural areas for the conservation of neotropical migratory landbirds in western Mexico. Pp. 59-80 in M. H. Wilson and S. A. Sader (eds.) Conservation of neotropical migratory birds in Mexico. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, Misc. Publ. 727. [pdf]

1993

  • Hutto, R. L., S. J. Hejl, C. R. Preston, and D. M. Finch.  1993.  Effects of silvicultural treatments on forest birds in the Rocky Mountains: implications and management recommendations.  Pp. 386-391 in Finch, D. M., and P. W. Stangel (eds.), Status and management of neotropical migratory birds.  USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. [pdf]

REPORTS (and unpublished manuscripts)


  • Young, J.S., and R.L. Hutto. 1998. Multivariate bird-habitat relationship models for some Northern Region bird species. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., J. S. Young, and J. R. Hoffland. 1997. USDA Forest Service Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Project: field methods [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 1997. An analysis of the tradeoffs in statistical power among annual, biennial, and triennial landbird monitoring protocols. [pdf]
  • Hutto, R. L., and J. S. Young. 1997. The effect of grassland structure on the abundance of landbirds in the Little Missouri National Grasslands, North Dakota. Report, in preparation for publication.
  • Hutto, R. L. 1997. An investigation of the potential threat of habitat fragmentation on some Northern Region bird species, submitted as part of a final report for contract #53-0343-2-00207 [pdf]
  • Young, J. S., and R. L. Hutto. 1997. Multivariate bird-habitat relationships models for some Northern Region bird species: progress report. [pdf]

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