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Publications

 

 

 

 

Papers (* indicates student author):

 

Jirinec*, V., R. E. Isdell*, M. Leu. 2016. Prey availability and habitat structure explain space use patterns within Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) breeding home ranges. Condor: Ornithological Applications 118: 309-328.

 

Jirinec, V. *, C. P. Varian*, C. J. Smith*, M. Leu. 2016. Mismatch between diurnal home ranges and roosting areas in the Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina): Possible role of habitat and breeding stage. Auk: Ornithological Advances 133: 1-12.

 

Fleishma,E. B. Streever, R. Angliss, C. W. Clark, W. T. Ellison, A. Frankel, J. Gedamke, M. Leu, M. McKenna, R. Racca, S. Simmons, R. Suydam. 2015. Current status of development of methods to assess effects of cumulative or aggregated underwater sounds on marine mammals. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875:303-311.

 

Isdell, R. E.*, R. M. Chambers, D. M. Bilkovic, and M. Leu. 2015. Effects of terrestrial–aquatic connectivity on an estuarine turtle. Diversity and Distributions 21: 643–653.

 

Knick, S. K., S. E. Hanser and M. Leu. 2014. Ecological scale of bird community response to pinyon-juniper removal. Journal of Range Ecology and Management 67: 553-562.

 

Fleishman, E., J. R. Thomson, L. Kalies, B. G. Dickson, D. S. Dobkin, and M. Leu. 2014. Projecting current and future location of habitat for breeding birds in the Great Basin. Ecosphere 5: Article 82. http://www.esajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1890/ES13-00387.1.

 

Scholer, M. N.*, M. Leu and J. R. Belthoff. 2014. Factors associated with flammulated owl and northern saw-whet owl occupancy in southern Idaho. Journal of Raptor Research 48:128-141.

 

Knick, S. T., M. Leu, J. T. Rotenberry, S. E. Hanser and K. T. Fesenmyer. 2014. Diffuse migratory connectivity in two species of shrubland birds: evidence from stable isotopes. Oecologia 174: 595-608.

 

Haines, A. M., M. Leu, L. K. Svancara, J. M. Scott, K. Vierling, S. Martinuzzi, T. J. Laninga. 2012. Incorporating wildlife conservation into county comprehensive plans. Northwest Science 86:53-70.

 

Haines, A. M., M. Leu, L. K. Svancara, G. Wilson, and J. M. Scott. 2010. Using a distribution and conservation status weighted hotspot approach to identify areas in need of conservation action to benefit Idaho bird species. Northwest Science 84:170-182. 

 

Adams, M. J., N. D. Chelgren, D. Reinitz, R. A. Cole, L. J. Rachowicz, S. Galvan, B. McCreary, C. A. Pearl, L. L. Bailey, J. Bettaso, E. L. Bull, and M. Leu. 2010. Using occupancy models to understand the distribution and prevalence of an amphibian pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Ecological Applications 20:289-302.

 

Haines, A. M., M. Leu, L. K. Svancara, J. M. Scott, K. P. Reese. 2008. A theoretical approach to using human footprint models to measure landscape level conservation success. Conservation Letters 1: 165-172.

 

Leu, M., S. E. Hanser, and S. T. Knick. 2008. The human footprint in the west: a large-scale analysis of anthropogenic impacts. Ecological Applications 18:1119-1139.

 

Knick, S. T., J. Rotenberry, and M. Leu. 2008. Habitat, topographical, and geographical components of shrubsteppe bird distribution in the intermountain west, U.S.A. Ecography 31:389-400.

 

Leu, M., and C. W. Thompson. 2002. The potential importance of stopover sites during fall migration as flight-feather molt staging areas for Neotropical migrants: a review. Biological Conservation 106:45-56.

 

Gitzen, R. A., S. D. West, C. A. Quade, B. E. Trim, M. Leu, and J. A. Baumgardt. 2001. A range extension for Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Washington State. Northwestern Naturalist 82:30-32.

Thompson, C. W., S. A. Hatch, M. Leu, K. Brennan, B. Roca, and B. Krausse. 2000. Novel sequence of flight feather molt in sooty shearwaters and Northern fulmars. Pacific Seabirds 27: 15.

 

Lehmkul, J. F., S. D. West, C. L. Chambers, W. C. McComb, D. A. Manuwal, K. B. Aubry, J. L. Erickson, R. A. Gitzen, and M. Leu. 1999. An experiment for assessing vertebrate response to varying levels and patterns of green-tree retention. Northwest Science, Special Issue 73: 45-63.

 

Thompson, C. W., N. Hillgarth, M. Leu, and H. E. McClure. 1997. High parasite load in house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) is correlated with reduced expression of a sexually selected trait. American Naturalist 149:270-294.

 

Crockett, C. M., C. L. Bowers, M. Shimoji, M. Leu, D. M. Bowden, and G. P. Sackett. 1995. Behavioral responses of long-tailed macaques to different cage sizes and common laboratory experiences. Journal of Comparative Psychology 109:368-383.

 

Thompson, C. W. and M. Leu. 1995. Molt and plumages in orange-breasted buntings: implications for theories of male and female delayed plumage maturation. Auk 112:1-19.

 

Thompson, C. W. and M. Leu. 1994. Determining homology of molts and plumages to address evolutionary questions: a rejoinder regarding Emberizid finches. Condor 96:769-782.

 

Crockett, C. M., C. L. Bowers, M. Shimoji, M. Leu, R. Bellanca, and D. M. Bowden. 1993. Appetite and urinary responses to different cage sizes in female pigtailed macaques. American Journal of Primatology 30:305.

 

Peer-reviewed Book chapters:

Leu, M., and S. E. Hanser. 2011. Influences of the human footprint on sagebrush landscape patterns: implications for sage-grouse conservation. Pp. 253-271 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly (editors). Greater sage-grouse ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitat. Studies in Avian Biology (Vol 38). University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

 

Connelly, J. W., S. T. Knick, C. E. Braun, W. L. Baker, E. A. Beever, T. J. Christiansen, K. E. Doherty, E. O. Garton, C. A. Hagen, S. E. Hanser, D. H. Johnson, M. Leu, R. F. Miller, D. E. Naugle, S. J. Oyler-McCance, D. A. Pyke, K. P. Reese, M. A. Schroeder, S. J. Stiver, B. L. Walker, and M. J. Wisdom. 2011. Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse: a synthesis of current trends and future management. Pp. 549-563 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly (editors). Greater sage-grouse ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitat. Studies in Avian Biology (Vol 38). University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

 

Knick, S.T., S.E. Hanser, M. Leu, C.L. Aldridge, and M.J. Wisdom. 2011. Introduction: an ecoregional assessment of the Wyoming Basins. Pp. 1-9 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Rowland, M.M. and M. Leu. 2011. Study area description. Pp. 10-45 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Rowland, M.M., L.H. Suring, M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and M.J. Wisdom. 2011. Sagebrush-associated species of conservation concern. Pp. 46-68 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Leu, M., S.E. Hanser, C.L. Aldridge, B.S. Cade, and S.T. Knick. 2011. A sampling and analytical approach to develop spatial distribution models for sagebrush-associated species. Pp. 88-111 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Hanser, S.E, C.L. Aldridge, M. Leu, M.M. Rowland, S.E. Nielsen, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Greater Sage-grouse: general use and roost site occurrence with pellet counts as a measure of relative abundance. Pp. 112-140 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Aldridge, C.L., S.E. Hanser, S.E. Nielsen, M. Leu, B.S. Cade, D.J. Saher, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Detectability adjusted count models of songbird abundance. Pp. 141-220 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Hanser, S.E, M. Leu, C.L. Aldridge, S.E. Nielsen, M.M. Rowland, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Occurrence and abundance of ants, reptiles, and mammals. Pp. 221-314 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Leu M., S.E. Hanser, C.L. Aldridge, S.E. Nielsen, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Occurrence of large and medium-sized mammal: occurrence but not counts models predict pronghorn distribution. Pp. 315-336 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Hanser, S.E, M. Leu, C.L. Aldridge, S.E. Nielsen, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Occurrence of small mammals: deer mice and the challenge of trapping across large spatial extents. Pp. 337-356 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Nielsen, S.E., C.L. Aldridge, Hanser, S.E, M. Leu, and S.T. Knick. 2011. Occurrence of non-native invasive plants: the role of anthropogenic features. Pp. 357-386 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Knick, S.T., S.E. Hanser, M. Leu, C.L. Aldridge, S.E. Nielsen, M.M. Rowland, S.P. Finn, and M.J. Wisdom. 2011. Management considerations. Pp. 387-409 in Hanser, S.E., M. Leu, S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors). Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: Ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basins. Allen Press, Lawrence, KS.

 

Conference proceedings

Streever, B., W. T. Ellison, A. S. Frankel, R. Racca, R. Angliss, C. Clark, E. Fleishman, M. Guerra, M. Leu, S. Oliveira, Todd Sformo, B. Southall, and R. Suydam. 2012. Early progress and challenges in assessing aggregate sound exposure and associated effects on marine mammals. SPE/APPEA International Conference on Health, Safety, and Environment in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production.