Current and past members of the Epps research group are bolded.

2020

Edelhoff, H, FE Zachos, J Fickel, CW Epps, and N Balkenhol. 2019. Genetic analysis of red deer (Cervus elaphus) administrative management units in a human-dominated landscape. Conservation Genetics, 21: 261-276.

Kashyap, A, A Rhodes, B Kronmiller, J Berger, A Champagne, EW Davis, MV Finnegan, M Geniza, D Hendrix, CV Lohr, VM Petro, TJ Sharpton, J Wells, C W Epps, P Jaiswal, BM Tyler, and S Ramsey. 2020. Pan-tissue transcriptome analysis of long noncoding RNAs in the American beaver Castor canadensis. BMC Genomics, 21: 1-20.

Weldy, M, CW Epps, D Lesmeister, T Manning and E. Forsman. In press. Spatiotemporal dynamics in vital rates of Humboldt’s flying squirrels and Townsend’s chipmunks in late-successional forests. Journal of Mammalogy.

2019

Spaan, RS, CW Epps, V Ezenwa, and AE Jolles. 2019. Why did the buffalo cross the park? Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of dispersal by female African buffalo (Syncerus caffer). Ecology and Evolution 9(10):5651-5663. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5145.

Davis, LG, DB Madsen, L Becerra-Valdivia, T Higham, DA Sisson, SM Skinner, D Stueber, AJ Nyers, A Keen-Zebert, C Neudor, M Cheyney, M Izuho, F Iizuka, SR Burns, CW Epps, SC Willis, and I Buvit. 2019. Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago. Science 365, 891 LP – 897. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aax9830

Smythe, S, DM Sanchez, and CW Epps. 2019. Contrasting moose nutritional carrying capacity models on a dynamic landscape. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 10: 163-179.

Smith, AB, EA Beever, AE Kessler, AN Johnston, C Ray,  CW Epps, HC Lanier, RC Klinger, TJ Rodhouse, J Varner, JD Perrine, A Seglund, LE Hall, K Galbreath, C MacGlover, P Billman, G Blatz, J Brewer, J Castillo Vardaro, AD Chalfoun, G Collins, A Craighead, C Curlis, C Daly, DF Doak, M East, M Edwards, L Erb, KA Ernest, B Fauver, KR Foresman, K Goehring, J Hagar, CL Hayes, P Henry, K Hersey, SL Hilty, J Jacobson, MR Jeffress, T Manning, A Masching, B Maxell, R McCollough, C McFarland, E Miskow, TL Morelli, L Moyer-Horner, M Mueller, M Nugent, B Pratt, M Rasmussen-Flores, TH Rickman, H Robison, A Rodriguez, K Rowe, K Rowe, MA Russello, V Saab, A Schmidt, JAE Stewart, JN Stuart, LK Svancara, W Thompson, J Timmins, G Treinish, MD Waterhouse, ML Westover, J Wilkening, and L Yandow. 2019. Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate. Nature Climate Change 9, 787–794. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0584-8

Chen, L., Q Qiu, Y Jiang, K Wang, Z Lin, Z Li, F Bibi, Y Yang, J Wang, W Nie, W Su, G Liu, Q Li, W Fu, X Pan, C Liu, J Yang, C Zhang, Y Yin, Y Wang, Y Zhao, C Zhang, Z Wang, Y Qin, W Liu, B Wang, Y Ren, R Zhang, Y Zeng, RR da Fonseca, B Wei, R Li, W Wan, R Zhao, W Zhu, Y Wang, S Duan, Y Gao, YE Zhang, C Chen, C Hvilsom, CW Epps, LG Chemnick, Y Dong, S Mirarab, HR Siegismund, OA Ryder, MTP Gilbert, HA Lewin, G Zhang, R Heller, and W Wang. 2019. Large-scale ruminant genome sequencing provides insights into their evolution and distinct traits. Science 364:eaav6202.

Tweedy, PJ, KM Moriarty, JD Bailey, and CW Epps. 2019. Using fine scale resolution vegetation data from LiDAR and ground-based sampling to predict Pacific marten resting habitat at multiple spatial scales. Forest Ecology and Management 452, 117556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117556

Weldy, MJ, TM Wilson, TM, Lesmeister, D. B., and Epps, C. W. 2019. Effects of trapping effort and trap placement on estimating abundance of Humboldt’s flying squirrels Ed J. Schipper. PeerJ 7, e7783. https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7783

Gille, DA, MR Buchalski, D Conrad, ES Rubin, A Munig, BF Wakeling, CW Epps, TG Creech, R Crowhurst, B Holton, R Monello, WM Boyce, MCT Penedo, and HB Ernest.  2019. Genetic outcomes of translocation of bighorn sheep in Arizona.  The Journal of Wildlife Management, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21653

Weldy, MJ, CW Epps, DB Lesmeister, T Manning, MA Linnell, and ED Forsman. 2019. Abundance and ecological associations of small mammals.  The Journal of Wildlife Management, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21641

2018

Castillo Vardaro, JA, CW Epps, BW Frable, and C Ray. 2018.  Identification of a contact zone and hybridization for two subspecies of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) within a single protected area.  PLoS ONE, 13:e0199032. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199032

Rodhouse, TJ, MR Jeffress, KR Sherrill, SR Mohren, NJ Nordensten, ML Magnuson, D Schwalm, JA Castillo, M Shinderman, and CW Epps. 2018.  Geographical variation in the influence of habitat and climate on site occupancy turnover in American pika (Ochotona princeps).  Biodiversity Research, doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12791

Epps, CW, RS Crowhurst, and BS Nickerson. 2018.  Assessing changes in functional connectivity in a desert bighorn sheep metapopulation after two generations.  Molecular Ecology, 27: 2334-2346. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14586

Masseloux, J, CW Epps, A Duarte, D Schwalm, and M Wykstra. 2018.  Using detection/non-detection surveys and interviews to assess carnivore site use in Kenya.  African Journal of Wildlife Research, 48: 013006. doi: https://doi.org/10.3957/056.048.013006

Davis, CD, CW Epps, RL Flitcroft, and MA Banks. 2018.  Refining and defining riverscape genetics: how rivers influence population genetic structure. WIREs Water, e1269. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1269

2017

Dugovich, BS, MJ Peel, AL Palmer, RA Zielke, AE Sikora, BR Beechler, AE Jolles, CW Epps, and BP Dolan. 2017. Detection of bacterial-reactive natural IgM antibodies in desert bighorn sheep populations. PLoS ONE, 12: e0180415. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180415

Sanchez, DM, CW Epps, & DS Taylor. Estimating lead fragmentation from ammunition for muzzleloading and black powder cartridge rifles. 2017. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 7:1-13.

Moriarty, KM, MA Linnell, BE Chasco, CW Epps, and WJ Zielinski. 2017.  Using high-resolution short-term location data to describe territoriality in Pacific martens.  Journal of Mammalogy, 98: 679-689.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx014

Creech, TG, CW Epps, EL Landguth, JD Wehausen, RS Crowhurst, B Holton, and RJ Monello. 2017.  Simulating the spread of selection-driven genotypes using landscape resistance models for desert bighorn sheep.  PLoS ONE, 12: e0176960.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176960

Linnell, MA, CW Epps, ED Forsman, and WJ Zielinski. 2017. Survival and predation of weasels (Mustela erminea, Mustela frenata) in North America.  Northwest Science, 91: 15-26.

Linnell, MA, CW Epps, ED Forsman, and WJ Zielinski. 2017. Space use, movements, and rest site use by short-tailed weasels, Mustela erminea in managed forests of western Oregon.  Wildlife Biology, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2981/wlb.00270

2016

Zeller, KA, TG Creech, KL Millette, RS Crowhurst, RA Long, HH Wagner, N Balkenhol, and EL Landguth. 2016.  Using simulations to evaluate Mantel-based methods for assessing landscape resistance to gene flow. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 4115-4128.

Sanchez, DM, CW Epps, and DS Taylor.  2016. Estimating lead fragmentation from ammunition for muzzleloading and black powder cartridge rifles. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 7: 467-479 doi: 10.3996/092015-JFWM-086

Moriarty, KM, CW Epps, and WJ Zielinski. 2016.  Forest thinning changes movement patterns and habitat use by Pacific marten.  Journal of Wildlife Management, 80: 621-633.

Creech, TG, CW Epps, RJ Monello, and JD Wehausen. 2016.  Predicting diet quality and genetic diversity of a desert-adapted ungulate with NDVI.  Journal of Arid Environments, 127: 160-170.

Schwalm, D, CW Epps, TJ Rodhouse, WB Monahan, JA Castillo, C Ray, and MR Jeffress. 2016.  Habitat availability and gene flow influence diverging local population trajectories under scenarios of climate change: a place-based approach.  Global Change Biology, 22: 1572-1584.

Epps, CW, TG Creech, RS Crowhurst, JD Wehausen, WB Sloan, S Holt, JR Jaeger, KM Longshore, and RJ Monello.  2016. Fifty years after Welles and Welles: distribution and genetic structure of desert bighorn sheep in Death Valley National Park.  Proceedings:  Natural History Conference.  Death Valley Natural History Association.

Castillo, JA, CW Epps, MR Jeffress, C Ray, TJ Rodhouse, and D Schwalm. 2016. Replicated landscape genetic and network analyses reveal wide variation in functional connectivity for American pikas. Ecological Applications, 26: 1660-1676.

2015

Epps, CW, & N Keyghobadi. 2015. Landscape genetics in a changing world: disentangling historical and contemporary influences and inferring change. Molecular Ecology, 24: 6021-6040.

Moriarty, KM, CW Epps, MG Betts, DJ Hance, JD Bailey, and WJ Zielinski. 2015.  Experimental evidence that simplified forest structure interacts with snow cover to influence functional connectivity for Pacific martens.  Landscape Ecology, 30: 1865-1877.

Moriarty, KM, and CW Epps. 2015. Retained satellite information influences performance of GPS devices in a forested ecosystem.  Wildlife Society Bulletin, 39: 349-357.

Epps, CW, K Nowak, BM Mutayoba. 2015. Unfenced reserves, unparalleled biodiversity, and a rapidly-changing landscape: roadways and wildlife in East Africa. Chapter 39e in R. van der Ree, D. Smith, & C. Grilo, eds. Road Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken, New Jersey.

2014

Castillo, JA, CW Epps, AR Davis, and SA Cushman. 2014. Landscape effects on gene flow for a climate-sensitive montane species, the American pika. Molecular Ecology, 23: 843-856.

Creech, TG, CW Epps, RJ Monello, JD Wehausen. 2014. Using network theory to prioritize management in a desert bighorn sheep metapopulation.  Landscape Ecology, 29: 605-619.

Epps, CW 2014.  Considering the switch: challenges of transitioning to non-lead hunting ammunition.  The Condor, 116: 429-434.

Wilder, BT, JL Betancourt, CW Epps, RS Crowhurst, JI Mead, and E Ezcurra. 2014.  Local extinction and unintentional rewilding of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) on a desert island.  PLOSOne, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091358

2013

Epps, CW, SK Wasser, JL Keim, BM Mutayoba, and JS Brashares. 2013. Quantifying past and present connectivity illuminates a rapidly changing landscape for the African elephant. Molecular Ecology, 22: 1574-1588.

Epps, CW, JA Castillo, A Schmidt-Küntzel, P du Preez, G Stuart-Hill, M Jago, and R Naidoo. 2013. Contrasting historical and recent gene flow among African buffalo herds in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Journal of Heredity, 104: 172-181.

Crowhurst, RS, TD Mullins, BM Mutayoba, and CW Epps. 2013. Characterization of eight polymorphic loci for Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) using non-invasive genetic samples. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5: 85-87.

Jeffress, M.R., TJ Rodhouse, C Ray, S Wolff, and CW Epps.  2013.  The idiosyncrasies of place: geographic variation in the climate-distribution relationships of the American pika. Ecological Applications, 23: 864-878.

2012

Rudnick, D, S Ryan, P Beier, S Cushman, CW Epps, L Gerber, J Hartter, J Jenness, J Kintsch, A Merenlander, R Perkl, D Preziozi, & S Trombulak. 2012. Emerging principles in understanding landscape connectivity: practical tools for conservation decision-making. Issues in Ecology Report No. 16.

Cordero, AG, and CW Epps. 2012. From desert to rainforest: morphological variation in the bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea) is associated with a prominent climatic gradient. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 19: 135-153.

2011

Epps, CW, BM Mutayoba, LE Gwin, & JS Brashares. 2011. An empirical evaluation of the African elephant as a focal species for connectivity planning in East Africa. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 603-612.

Haig, SM, WM Bronaugh, RS Crowhurst, J D’Elia, CA Eagles-Smith, CW Epps, B Knaus, MP Miller, ML Moses, S Oyler-McCance, WD Robinson, and B Sidlauskas. 2011. Genetic Applications in Avian Conservation. The Auk, 128: 205-229.

Sawyer, SC, CW Epps, and JS Brashares. 2011. Placing linkages among fragmented habitats: Do least-cost path models reflect how animals use landscapes? Journal of Applied Ecology, 48: 668-678.

2010

Epps, CW, JD Wehausen, PJ Palsboll, and DR McCullough. 2010. Using genetic tools to track desert bighorn sheep colonizations. Journal of Wildlife Management, 74: 522-531.

Flesch, AD, CW Epps, JW Cain III, M Clark, PR Krausman, and JR Morgart. 2010. Potential effects of the United States-Mexico border fence on wildlife. Conservation Biology, 24: 171-181.

Brashares, JS, LR Prugh, CJ Stoner, and CW Epps. 2010. Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release. Pages 221-240 in J. Terborgh & M. Soule, eds. Trophic Cascades: predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature. Island Press, Washington D.C., USA.

2009

Prugh, LR, CJ Stoner, CW Epps, WT Bean, WJ Ripple, AS Laliberte, and JS Brashares. 2009. The rise of the mesopredator. Bioscience, 59: 779-789.

2007

Epps, CW, JD Wehausen, VC Bleich, SG Torres, and JS Brashares. 2007. Optimizing dispersal and corridor models using landscape genetics. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44: 714-724.

2006

Epps, CW, PJ Palsbøll, JD Wehausen, GK Roderick, and DR McCullough. 2006.  Elevation and connectivity define genetic refugia for mountain sheep as climate warms.  Molecular Ecology, 15: 4295-4302.

Ramey II, RR,  JD Wehausen, H-P Liu, CW Epps, and LM Carpenter. 2006. Should hypothesis testing or selective posthoc interpretation of results guide the allocation of conservation effort? Animal Conservation, 9: 244-247.

Ramey II, RR, JD Wehausen, H-P Liu, CW Epps, and LM Carpenter. How King et al. (2006) define an “evolutionarily distinct” subspecies: a response. Molecular Ecology, 16: 3518-3521.

2005

Epps, CW, PJ Palsbøll, JD Wehausen, GK Roderick, RR Ramey II, and DR McCullough. 2005. Highways block gene flow and cause a rapid decline in genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep. Ecology Letters, 8: 1029-1038.

Ramey II, RR, H-P Liu, CW Epps, JD Wehausen, and LM Carpenter. 2005. Genetic relatedness of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) to nearby subspecies of Z. hudsonius as inferred from variation in cranial morphology, mitochondrial DNA, and microsatellite data: implications for taxonomy and conservation. Animal Conservation, 8: 329-346.

2004

Wehausen, JD, RR Ramey II, and CW Epps. 2004. Experiments in DNA extraction and PCR amplification from bighorn sheep feces: the importance of DNA extraction method. Journal of Heredity, 95: 503-509.

Epps, CW, DR McCullough, JD Wehausen, VC Bleich, and JR Rechel. 2004. Effects of climate change on population persistence of desert-dwelling mountain sheep in California. Conservation Biology, 18: 102-113.

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