Journal Publications

(*Denotes Student Author)


Ellis*, K.S., R.T. Larsen, J.C. Whiting, T.L. Wilson, and B.R. McMillan. 2017. Assessing indirect measures of abundance and distribution with remote cameras: simplifying indices of activity at pygmy rabbit burrows. Ecological Indicators 77:23-30.

Baxter*, J.J., R.J. Baxter, D.K. Dahlgren, and R.T. Larsen. 2017. Resource selection by greater sage-grouse reveals preference for mechanically-altered habitats.  In press Rangeland Ecology and Management.


Ellis*, K.S., J.R. Jehl Jr., R.N. Knight, K.S. Marvel, and R.T. Larsen. 2016. Spring downings clarify the migration biology of eared grebes. In press Waterbirds

Hall*, L.K, C.T. Lambert*, R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, and B.R. McMillan. 2016. Will climate change leave some desert bat species thirstier than others? Biological Conservation 201:284-292. Read it here!

Kaze*, J., J.W. Whiting, E.D. Freeman*, S. Bates, and R.T. Larsen. 2016. Birth-site selection and timing of births in American bison: effects of habitat and proximity to anthropogenic features. Wildlife Research 43:418-428. Read it here!

Westover*, M.W., R.T. Larsen, R.J. Baxter, C.D. Day, R. Jensen, and S.L. Petersen. 2016. Assessing greater sage-grouse selection of brood-rearing habitat using remotely-sensed imagery: can readily available high-resolution imagery be used to identify brood-rearing habitat across a broad landscape? Read it here!

Hall*, L.K., R.T. Larsen, M.D. Westover*, C.C. Day*, R.N. Knight, and B.R. McMillan. 2016. Influence of exotic horses on the use of water by communities of native wildlife in a semi-arid environment. 127:100-105. Read it here!

Belk, M.C., E.J. Billman*, C. Ellsworth, and B.R. McMillan. 2016. Does habitat restoration increase coexistence of native stream fishes with introduced brown trout: a case study on the middle Provo River, Utah. Water, 8:121. Read it here!

Day*, C.C., M.D. Westover*, L.K. Hall*, R.T. Larsen, and B.R. McMillan. 2016. Comparing direct and indirect methods to estimate detection rates and site use of a cryptic semi-aquatic carnivore. Ecological Indicators 66:230-234 Read it here!

St Clair, S.B., R. O'Connor*, R.A. Gill, B.R. McMillan. Biotic resistance and disturbance: rodent consumers regulate post-fire plant invasions and increase community diversity. Ecology. 2016;97:1700-1711. Read it here!

Dahlgren, D.K., T.A. Messmer, B.A. Crabb, R.T. Larsen, T.A. Black, S.N. Frey, E.T. Thacker, R.J. Baxter, and J.D. Robinson. 2016. Seasonal movements of greater sage-grouse populations in Utah: Implications for species conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:288-299. Read it here!


Armenteros, J.A., C. Sánchez-García, M.E. Alonso, R.T. Larsen, and V.R. Gaudioso. 2015. Use of water troughs by wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in a farmland area of north-west Spain. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 38:233-240. Read it here!

Dahlgren, D., R.T. Larsen, R. Danvir, G. Wilson, E.T. Thacker, T.A. Black, D.E. Naugle, J.W. Connelly, and T.A. Messmer. 2015. Greater sage-grouse and range management: insights from a 25-year case study in Utah. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68:375-382. Read it here!

Ellis*, K.S., J.F. Cavitt, and R.T. Larsen. 2015. Factors influencing snowy plover nest survival at Great Salt Lake, Utah. Waterbirds 38:58-67 Read it here!

Bingham*, R.J., R.T. Larsen, J.A. Bissonette, and J.O. Hall. 2015. Widespread ingestion of lead pellets by wild chukars (Alectoris chukar) in northwestern Utah. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:94-102. Read it here!

Lucero,* J.E., P.S. Allen, B.R. McMillan. 2015. Increased primary production from an exotic invader does not subsidize native rodents. PloS ONE. 2015:e0131564. Read it here!

Day*, C.C., Westover* M.D., B.R. McMillan. 2015. Seasonal diet of the northern river otter (Lontra canadensis): what drives prey selection?. Canadian Journal of Zoology 
93:197-205. Read it here!



Freeman*, E.D., R.T. Larsen, T.R. Sharp*, R.N. Knight, S.J. Slater, and B.R. McMillan. Negative effects of an exotic grass invasion on small-mammal communities. 2014. PLoS ONE 9(9): e108843. Read it here!

Shannon*, J.M., J.C. Whiting, R.T. Larsen, D.D. Olson*, J.T. Flinders, T.S. Smith, and R.T. Bowyer. 2014. Population response of reintroduced bighorn sheep after observed comingling with domestic sheep.  European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:737-748. Read it here!

Ellis*, K.S., R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, and J.F. Cavitt. 2014. Occupancy and detectability of snowy plover in western Utah: an application to a low-density population. Journal of Field Ornithology 85:355-363. 
Read it here!

Robinson*, R.R., T.S. Smith, B.J. Kirschoffer, and R.T. Larsen. 2014. Factors influencing the efficacy of forward-looking infrared in polar bear den detection.  Bioscience 64:735-742. Read it here!

Edgel*, R.E., J.E. Pierce, and R.T. Larsen. 2014. Pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) habitat selection in Utah: does sagebrush age influence selection? Western North American Naturalist 74:145-154.
 Read it here!

Sant E., G.E. Simonds, R.D. Ramsey, and R.T. Larsen. 2014. Assessment of sagebrush cover using remote sensing at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Ecological Indicators 43:297-305. Read it here!

Freeman*, E.D., R.T. Larsen, M.E. Peterson, C.A. Anderson Jr., K.R. Hersey, and B.M. McMillan. 2014. Effects of male-biased harvest on mule deer: implications for rates of pregnancy, synchrony, and timing of parturition.  Wildlife Society Bulletin
  Read it here!



Baxter*, J.J., J.P. Henefer*, R.J. Baxter, R.T. Larsen, and J.T. Flinders. 2013. Evaluating survival of greater sage-grouse chicks in Strawberry Valley, Utah using micro-transmitters: does handling time negatively influence survival rates? Western North American Naturalist 73:419-425. Read it here!

Hall*, L.K., R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, K.D. Bunnell, and B.R. McMillan. 2013. Water developments and canids in two North American deserts: a test of the indirect effect of water hypothesis.  PLoS ONE 8(7): e67800. Read it here!

Day*, C.C, M.D. Westover*, B.R. 
McMillan. 2013. Factors influencing mortality associated with translocation of northern river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Utah. Western North American Naturalist. 73:357-364. Read it here!

Freeman*, E.D., R.T. Larse
n, K.C. Clegg, and B.R. McMillan. 2013. Long-lasting effects of maternal condition in free-ranging cervids. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58373. Read it here!

Hall*, L.K., C.C.Day*, M.D. Westover*, R.J. Edgel*, R.T. Larsen, R.N. Knight, and B.R. McMillan. 2013. Vigilance behavior of kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) at water sources: A test of the predator-vigilance and visibility-vigilance hypotheses for a solitary carnivore subject to intraguild predation. Behavioral Processes 94:76-82. Read it Here!

Giudice, J.H., K.J. Haroldson, A. Harwood, B.R. McMillan. Using time-of-detection to evaluate detectability assumptions in temporally replicated aural count indices: an example with Ring-necked Pheasants. Journal of Field Ornithology. 84:98-112.  Read it here!

Baxter, R.J., R.T. Larsen, and J.T. Flinders. 2013. Survival of resident and translocated greater sage-grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah: a 13-year study. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:802-811. Read it Here!

Billman*, E.J., J.D. Kreitzer*, J.C. Creighton, E. Habit, B.R. McMillan, M.C. Belk. 2013. Habitat enhancement and native fish conservation: can enhancement of channel complexity promote the coexistence of native and introduced fishes? Environmental Biology of Fishes. 96:555-566. Read it here!


Sánchez-García*, C., M.E. Alonso, D.J. Bartolomé, J.A. Peréz, R.T. Larsen, and V.R. Gaudioso. 2012. Survival, home range patterns, probable causes of mortality, and den-site selection of the Iberian hare Lepus granatensis on arable farmland in north-west Spain. Italian Journal of Zoology 79:590-597. Read it here!

Peck*, R.D., R.J. Baxter, R.T. Larsen, and J.T. Flinders. 2012. Nest-area fidelity by greater sage-grouse: do successful females demonstrate greater fidelity than unsuccessful females? Western North American Naturalist 72:425-431. Read it here!

Shields*, A.V., R.T. Larsen, and J.C. Whiting. 2012. Summer watering patterns of mule deer in the Great Basin Desert, USA: implications of differential use by individuals and the sexes for management of water resources. The Scientific World Journal Article ID 846218 Read it here!

Rader, R.B., M.J. Keleher*, J. Moore*, and R.T. Larsen. 2012. History rather than contemporary processes determine variation in macroinvertebrate diversity in artesian springs. Freshwater Biology 57:2475-2486.
 Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.A. Bissonette, J.T. Flinders, and J.C. Whiting. 2012. Framework for understanding the influences of wildlife water developments in the western United States. California Fish and Game 98:148-163. 
Read it here!

Sánchez-García*, C., J.A. Armenteros, M.E. Alonso, R.T. Larsen, J.M. Lomillos, and V.R. Gaudioso. 2012. Water-site selection and behaviour of red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa evaluated using camera trapping. Applied Animal Behavior Science 137:86-95. Read it here!

Smith, T.S., S. Herrero, C.S. Layton*, R.T. Larsen, K.R. Johnson. 2012. Efficacy of firearms for bear deterrence in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1021-1027 Read it here!

Horn*, K.J., B.R. 
McMillan, S.B. St Clair. 2012. Expansive fire in Mojave Desert shrubland reduces abundance and species diversity of small mammals. Journal of Arid Environments. 77:54-58. Read it here!

Lucero*,  J.E., J.S. Payne*, B.R. McMillan. 2012. The valve method: an efficient and inexpensive means of decanting seeds from a flotation solution. Seed Technology. 34:217-226. Read it here!



Boyd, C., S. Petersen, W. Gilgert, R. Rodgers, S. Fuhlendorf, R.T. Larsen, D. Wolfe, K.C. Jensen, P. Gonzales, M. Nenneman, R. Danvir, D. Dahlgren, and T. Messmer. 2011. Looking toward a brighter future for lekking birds. Rangelands 34:1-10 (Featured Article). Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.A. Bissonette, A.C. Robinson*, and J.T. Flinders. 2011. Does small-perimeter fencing inhibit mule deer or pronghorn use of water developments? Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1417-1425Read it here!

Pierce*, J.E., R.T. Larsen, J.T. Flinders, and J.C. Whiting. 2011. Fragmentation of sagebrush communities: does an increase in habitat edge impact pygmy rabbits? Animal Conservation 14:314-321. Read it here!

B.R. McMillan, K.E. Pfeiffer, D.W. Kaufman. 2011. Vegetation responses to an animal-generated disturbance (bison wallows) in tallgrass prairie. 2011. The American Midland Naturalist. 165:60-73. Read it here!

Perlik*, M.K., B.R. McMillan. 2011. Food habits of the hoary bat in an agricultural landscape. Minnesota Academy of Sciences Journal. 2011;75:1-6. Read it here!


Lee*, J.E., R.T. Larsen, J.T. Flinders, and D.L. Eggett. 2010. Daily and seasonal patterns of activity at pygmy rabbit burrows in Utah. Western North American Naturalist 70:189-197Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.A. Bissonette, J.T. Flinders, M.B. Hooten, and T.L. Wilson. 2010. Summer spatial patterning of chukars in relation to free water in western Utah. Landscape Ecology 25:134-145. Read it here!

Martin*, D.J., B.R. McMillan, J.D. Erb, T.A. Gorman*, D.P Walsh. 2010. Diel activity patterns of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in southeastern Minnesota. Journal of Mammalogy. 91:1213-1224. Read it here!

Deitloff*, J, M.R. Falcy*, J.D. Karen, B.R. McMillan. 2010. Correlating small mammal abundance to climatic variation over twenty years. Jounal of Mammalogy. 91:193-199. Read it here!

Robinson*, A.R., R.T. Larsen, J.T. Flinders, and D.L. Mitchell. 2009. Chukar seasonal survival and probable causes of mortality. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:89-97. Read it here!

Bingham*, R.J., R.T. Larsen, J.A. Bissonette, and J.T. Flinders. 2009. Causes and consequences of ingested lead pellets in chukars.  Extended abstract in R.T. Watson, M. Fuller, M. Pokras, and W.G. Hunt (Eds.). Ingestion of Lead from Spent Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans. The Peregrine Fund, Boise, Idaho, USA. 

Larsen, R.T., D.F. Bentley*, and J.T. Flinders. 2008. Implications of woodrats and other scavengers for avian telemetry studies. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1152-1155. Read it here!

Gorman*, T.A., B.R. McMillan, J.D. Erb, D.J. Martin*, and C. DePerno.  2008.  Survival and cause-specific mortality of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in southeastern Minnesota. American Midland Naturalist. 159:98-109Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.T. Flinders, D.L. Mitchell, E.R. Perkins, and D.G. Whiting. 2007.  Chukar watering patterns and water site selection. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:559-565 (Featured Article). Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.T. Flinders, D.L. Mitchell, and E.R. Perkins. 2007. Conservation implications of exotic chukars (Alectoris chukar) and their associated management: implications for a widely introduced phasianid. Wildlife Research 34:262-270. Read it here!

Larsen, R.T., J.T. Flinders, D.L. Mitchell, and E.R. Perkins. 2007. Grit size preferences and ingestion of lead pellets by chukars in Utah. Western North American Naturalist 67:152-155. Read it here!

Dingman*, K.L., R.O. Kimmel, J.D.  Krenz, and B.R McMillan.  2007.  Factors affecting wild turkey spring hunt quality in Minnesota.  Pp. 266-271 in Proceedings of the Ninth National Wild Turkey Symposium (C.A. Stewart, Ed,).  Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, MI.  

Matlack, R.S., R.L. Rehmeier, B.R. McMillan, D.W. Kaufman and G.A. Kaufman. 2006.  Disturbance of small mammal live-traps by crows: problems and solutions.  Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 109:242-244. 

Gorman*, T.A., J.D. Erb, B.R. McMillan, D.J. Martin*, and J.A. Homyack*.  2006.  Site characteristics of river otter (Lontra canadensis) natal dens in Minnesota.  American Midland Naturalist, 156:109-117. Read it here!

Gorman*, T.A., J.D. Erb, B.R. McMillan, and D.J. Martin*. 2006.  Space use and sociality of river otters (Lontra canadensis) in Minnesota.  Journal of Mammalogy, 87:740-747. 
Read it here!

Wersal*, R.M., J.D. Madsen, B.R. McMillan, and P.D. Gerard.  2006.  Environmental factors affecting biomass and distribution of Stuckenia pectinata in the Heron Lake system, Minnesota, USA.  Wetlands, 26:313-321.

Lee*, J.L., J. Alston, R.T. Larsen, J.T. Flinders, and K.D. Bunnell. 2006.  Limiting factors affecting the pygmy rabbit in Grass Valley, Utah.  The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Moab, Utah. Read it here!

Robinson*, A.C., R.T. Larsen, J.T. Flinders, and D.L. Mitchell. 2006.  Differential mortality of chukars during fall raptor migration. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Moab, Utah. 

 Larsen, R.T., J.T. Flinders, D.L. Mitchell, and E.R. Perkins. 2006.  Watering patterns and water site selection by chukars in the Great Basin. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Moab, Utah.

Larsen, R.T.
, J.T. Flinders, D.L. Mitchell, A. Robinson*. 2006. Conservation implications of chukars in western North America. The Society for Range Management National Meetings. Vancouver, British Columbia. Read it here!