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Past Graduate Students
Daniel Linden (PhD 2011; Post-doctoral Researcher 2012)

Impacts of Structural Retention on Avian Ecology on Managed Forests of the Pacific Northwest

  • Linden, D. W., G. J. Roloff, and A. J. Kroll.  2012.  Conserving avian richness through structure retention in managed forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 284:174-184.

  • Linden, G. J., and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Retained structures and bird communities in clearcut forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 310:1045-1056.

  • Linden, D. W., and G. J. Roloff. 2015. Improving inferences from short-term ecological studies with Bayesian hierarchical modeling: white-headed woodpeckers in managed forests. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.1618.

Robert Montgomery (PhD 2012)

The Technology and Ecology of Wildlife Habitat Selection Research

  • Montgomery, R., J. Vucetich, G. J. Roloff, J. Bump, and R. O. Peterson. 2014.  Where wolves kill moose: The influence of prey life history dynamics on the landscape ecology of predation. PLoS ONE 9(3):e91414.

  • Montgomery, R. A., J. A. Vucetich, R. O. Peterson, G. J. Roloff, and K. F. Millenbah.  2012.  The influence of winter severity, predation, and senescence on moose habitat use.  Journal of Animal Ecology.

  • Montgomery, R. A., and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Habitat selection.  In: Levin, S. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Biodiversity 2nd Edition, Academic Press.

  • Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, and J. M. Ver Hoef.  2011.  Implications of ignoring telemetry error on inference in wildlife resource use models.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75(3):702-708.

  • Montgomery, R. A., G. J. Roloff, J. M. Ver Hoef, and J. J. Millspaugh.  2010.  Can we accurately characterize wildlife resource use when telemetry data are imprecise?  Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1917-1925.

Clint Otto (PhD 2012)

The Impact of Timber Harvest on Wildlife Distribution Patterns and Population Vital Rates: Does Structural Retention Ameliorate the Negative Effects of Clearcutting?

  • Otto, C. R. V., G. J. Roloff, R. Thames.  2014.  Comparing population patterns to processes: abundance and survival of a forest salamander following habitat degradation.  PLoS ONE 9:e93859.

  • Otto, C. R. V., L. Bailey, and G. J. Roloff.  2013.  Improving species occupancy estimation when sampling violates the closure assumption.  Ecography 36:001-011.

  • Otto, C. R.V., and G. J. Roloff.  2012.  Songbird response to green-tree retention prescriptions in clearcut forests.  Forest Ecology and Management 284:241-250.

  • Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Comparing detection probability for Red-backed Salamanders, Plethodon cinereus, using cover object and leaf litter surveys.  Journal of Herpetology 45:256-260.

  • Otto, C. R. V., and G. J. Roloff.  2011.  Using multiple methods to assess detection probabilities of forest-floor wildlife.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75(2):423-431.

Tammy Otto (MS 2013)

Small Mammals and Timber Management in Northern California

Rachael Thames (MS 2013)

Salamander Response to Woody Biomass Harvests in Clearcut Aspen Stands in Michigan

Steven Gray (MS 2014)

Small Mammals and Timber Management in Northern California

  • Gray, S. M., A. K. Killion, G. J. Roloff, B. P. Dotters, and T. T. Engstrom. 2016. Fine-scale correlates of small mammal abundance in industrial forests of northern California, USA. Northwest Science 90(3):301-314.

  • Gray, S. M., G. J. Roloff, A. Dennhardt, B.P. Dotters, T.T. Engstrom. 2019. Within-patch structures influence small mammal abundance in managed forests of northern California, USA. Forest Science DOI: 10.1093/forsci/fxz037.

Diana Guzman-Colon (MS 2014)

Mongoose in the Rainforest: Analyzing Population Estimates and Habitat Attributes to Support Management in El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

  • Guzman-Colon, D., and G. J. Roloff. 2014. Small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) population abundance and effects of habitat features on trapping success in protected areas of eastern Puerto Rico. Caribbean Naturalist 19:1-12.

  • Guzmán-Colón, D., G.J. Roloff, and R.A. Montgomery. 2019. Environmental features associated with trapping success of mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) in eastern Puerto Rico. Caribbean Journal of Science 49(2):144-152.

David Burt (MS 2014)

Climatic and Vegetation factors Influencing Snowshoe Hare Occupancy and Abundance in Michigan

  • Burt, D., G. J. Roloff, D. Etter, and E. Clark. 2016. Reliability of winter track counts for quantifying snowshoe hare occupancy. Wildlife Society Bulletin DOI: 10.1002/wsb.630.

  • Burt, D. M., G. J. Roloff, and D. R. Etter. 2016. Climate factors related to localized changes in snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus) occupancy. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95:15-22. doi: 0.1139/cjz-2016-0180.

Alex Killion (MS 2016)

Monitoring Mast Occurrence and Production Using Citizen-Science to Inform Wildlife Management in Michigan

  • Killion, A.K., , S. Mayhew, H. Campa, III, and S. Winterstein. 2018. Implementing a citizen science program to support wildlife management: MI-MAST. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42(3): 518-527. (doi:10.1002/wsb.903)

Tracy Melvin (MS 2017)

Prescribed Fire Effects on Eastern Box Turtles in Southwestern Michigan

  • Melvin, T.A., and G.J. Roloff. 2018. Reliability of post-fire surveys for eastern box turtles. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42(3): 498-503. (doi: 10.1002/wsb.911)

Bradford Silet (MS 2017)

Resource Utilization and Movements of American Marten (Martes americana) in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Michigan

  • Roloff, G.J., B.R. Silet, S.M. Gray, J.M. Humphreys, and E.M. Clark. 2020. Resource use by marten at fine spatial extents. Mammal Research (doi: 10.1007/s13364-020-00525-8)

Steven Gray (PhD 2019)
Steven M. Gray (PhD, Since 2014)

Feral Swine Spatial Ecology and Control in  Michigan

  • Gray, S.M., G.J. Roloff, R.A. Montgomery, J.C. Beasley, and K.M. Pepin. 2020. Spatial ecology and behaviors. Pages 33-56 in K. Vercauteren, J. Beasley, S. Ditchkoff, J. Mayer, G.J. Roloff, and B. Strickland, editors. Invasive Wild Pigs in North America: Ecology, Impacts and Management. Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.

  • Gray, S.M., G.J. Roloff, D. B. Kramer, D.R. Etter, K. C. Vercauteren, and R.A. Montgomery. 2020. Impacts of a low-density wild pig population on forest vegetation and soils in central Michigan, USA. Journal of Wildlife Management 84(4):739-748.

Talesha Dokes (PhD 2020)

Humans, Wildlife Populations, and Habitat: An Exploration of the Pillars of Wildlife Conservation

  • Dokes, T.J., G.J. Roloff, K.F. Millenbah, B.J. Wolter, and R.A. Montgomery. In press. Natural resource undergraduate students in the new millennium. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

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