Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Aldridge Lab Featured New Publications


Bruegger, R.A., Fernández-Giménez, M.E., Tipton, C.Y.W., Timmer, J., and C.L. Aldridge. 2016.  Multi-stakeholder Development of State-and-Transition Models: A Case Study from Northwestern Colorado. Rangelands 38(6), 336-341. doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2016.10.008

Green, A.W., Aldridge, C.L., and M.S. O'Donnell. 2017. Investigating Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Greater Sage-Grouse. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(1), 46-57. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21179

Heinrichs, J.A., Aldridge, C.L., O'Donnell, M.S., and N.H. Schumaker. 2017. Using dynamic population simulations to extend resource selection analyses and prioritize habitats for conservation. Ecological Modelling (In press)  doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.05.017

Jarnevich, C.S, M. Talbert, J. Morisette, C.L. Aldridge, C. S. Brown, S. Kumar, D. Manier, C. Talbert, and T. Holcombe.  2017.  Minimizing effects of methodological decisions on interpretation and prediction in species distribution studies: an example with background selection.  Ecological Modeling 363: 48-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.08.017


Monroe, A.P., Aldridge, C.L.Assal, T.J., Veblen, K.E., Pyke, D.A., and M.L. Casazza. 2017. Patterns in Greater Sage-grouse population dynamics correspond with public grazing records at broad scales. Ecological Applications, 27(4), 2017, 1096–1107. doi: 10.1002/eap.1512


Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J, Assal, T.J., Bartos, T.T., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Dematatis, M.K., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Huber, C.C., Kauffman, M.J., Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Norkin, Tamar, Sanders, L.E., Walters, A.W., Wilson, A.B., and Wyckoff, T.B., 2016. U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2015 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1141, 59 p.,

Monroe, A. P., Edmunds, D. R. and Aldridge, C. L. 2016. Effects of lek count protocols on greater sage-grouse population trend estimates. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 80: 667–678. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.1050

Oyler-McCance S.J., K.P. Oh, K.M, Langin, and C.L. Aldridge.  2016.  A field ornithologist’s guide to genomics: practical considerations for ecology and conservation.  Auk Volume 133, 2016, pp. 626–648 DOI: 10.1642/AUK-16-49.1.

Tredennick, A.T., M.B. Hooten, C.L. Aldridge, C.G. Homer, A.R. Kleinhesselink, and P.B. Adler. 2016.
Forecasting climate change impacts on plant populations over large spatial extents. Ecosphere 7(10):e01525. 10.1002/

Wann, G.T., C.L. Aldridge, and C.E. Braun. 2016. Effects of seasonal weather on breeding phenology and reproductive success of alpine ptarmigan in Colorado. PLOS One 11(7). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0158913


Bowen, Z.H., C.L. Aldridge, P.J. Anderson, T.J. Assal, T.T. Bartos, L.R.H. Biewick, G.K. Boughton, A.D. Chalfoun, G.W. Chong, M.K. Dematatis, C.A. Eddy-Miller, S.L. Garman, S.S. Germaine, C.G. Homer, C. Huber, M.J. Kauffman, N. Latysh, D.J. Manier, C.P. Melcher, A.R. Miller, K.A. Miller, E.M. Olexa, S.L. Schell, A.W. Walters, A.B. Wilson, and T.B. Wyckoff. 2015. U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2014 Annual Report. Open-File Report. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 109 p.

Homer, C.G., G. Xian, C.L. Aldridge, D.K. Meyer, T. Loveland, and M. O'Donnell.  2015.  Forecasting sagebrush ecosystem components and greater sage-grouse habitat for 2050: capitalizing on 28 years of Landsat satellite imagery and climate data.  Ecological Indicators 55: 131-145.

Martin, D.J., C.R. Bycenski, B.A. Wittmann, D.L. Jacobs, J.R. Milford, C.L. Aldridge, and L.L. Bailey.  2015. Lampropeltis holbrooki, Speckled Kingsnake: Geographic Distribution.  Herpetological Review 46:62.

Ojima, D.S., J. Steiner, S. McNeeley, K. Cozetto, A.N. Childress., A. Cole, J. Brown, G. Collins, L. Ferris, B. Gough, J. Gross, J. Hestbeck, D. Kluck, R. McMullen, J. Rattling Leaf, M. Shafer, M. Shulski, J. Yarbrough, M. Drummond, J. Morgan, T. Howell, S. Markstrom, H. Lazrus, K. Averyt, S. Skagens, K. Kunkel, L. Stevens, S. Stevens, M. Kruk, D. Thomas, E. Janssen, K. Hubbard, N. Umphlett, K. Robbins, L. Romolo, A. Akyuz, T. Pathak, T. Beragntino, E. Wood, K. Miller, B. Gascoigne, S. Tellinghouse, V. Tidwell, C. Aldridge, M. Rose, L. Wellings, T. Brown, J. Ramirez. 2015. Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Row, J. R., S.J. Oyler-McCance, J.A. Fike, M.S. O'Donnell, K.E. Doherty, C.L. Aldridge, Z.H. Bowen, and B.C. Fedy. 2015. Landscape characteristics influencing the genetic structure of greater sage-grouse within the stronghold of their range: a holistic modeling approach.  Ecology and Evolution 5(10): 1955–1969. doi:10.1002/ece3.1479.

Stanley, T.R., Aldridge, C.L., Saher, D.J., and T.M. Childers. 2015. Daily nest survival rates of Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus): assessing local- and landscape-scale drivers. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology: March 2015, Vol. 127, No. 1, pp. 59-71.

Young, J.R., C.E. Braun, S.J. Oyler-McCance, C.L. Aldridge, P.A. Magee and M.A. Schroeder.  2015.  Gunnison Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus minimus). The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online:  doi:10.2173/


Fedy, B.C., K.E. Doherty, C.L. Aldridge, M. O’Donnell, J.L. Beck, B. Bedrosian, D.L. Gummer, M.J. Holloran, G.D. Johnson, N.W. Kaczor, C.P. Kirol, C.A. Mandich, D. Marshall, G. McKee, C. Olson, A.C. Pratt, C.C. Swanson, and B. Walker.  2014.  Habitat prioritization across large landscapes, multiple seasons, and novel areas: an example using greater sage-grouse in Wyoming. Wildlife Monographs 190:1–39; 2014; DOI: 10.1002/wmon.1014

Manier, D.J., Aldridge, C.L., O'Donnell, M., and S.J. Schell.  2014.  Human infrastructure and invasive plant occurrence across rangelands of southwestern Wyoming, USA.  Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67(2):160-172. DOI: URL:

Veblen, K.E., Pyke, D.A., Aldridge, C.L., Casazza, M.L., Assal, T.J.; and M.A. Farinha. 2014. Monitoring of Livestock Grazing Effects on Bureau of Land Management Land. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 67(1):68-77. Supplemental materials. DOI

Wann, G.T., C.L. Aldridge, and C.E. Braun.  2014.  Estimates of annual survival, growth, and recruitment of white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado over 43 years.  Population Ecology 56: 555–567.  DOI 10.1007/s10144-014-0452-3.


Homer, C.G., Meyer, D.K., Aldridge, C.L., and S. Schell. 2013. Detecting annual and seasonal changes in a sagebrush ecosystem with remote sensing derived continuous fields. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 7(1): DOI:10.1117/1.JRS.7.073508.

Bird, K.L., C.L. Aldridge, J.E. Carpenter, C.A. Paszkowski, M.S. Boyce, and D.W. Coltman.  2013.  The secret sex lives of sage-grouse: multiple paternity, and intraspecific nest parasitism revealed through genetic genetic analysis.  Behavioral Ecology 24: 29-38.  DOI:10.1093/beheco/ars132

Wann, G.T., C.L. Aldridge, and C.E. Braun.  2014.  Estimates of annual survival, growth, and recruitment of white-tailed ptarmigan in Colorado over 43 years.  Population Ecology 56: 555–567.