Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Aldridge Lab Publications

       2017

Bruegger, R.A., M.E. Fernández-Giménez, C.Y.W. Tipton, J. Timmer, 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., C.L. Aldridge, 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

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

2016

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/
ecs2.1525

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

2015

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.

 

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.

 

2014

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/REM-D-12-00056.1 URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.2111/REM-D-12-00056.1

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/REM-D-12-00178.1:URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.2111/REM-D-12-00178.1.

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.

2013

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 analysisBehavioral Ecology 24: 29-38.  DOI:10.1093/beheco/ars132

2012

Fedy, B.C., C.L. Aldridge, K.E. Doherty, M. O’Donnell, J.L. Beck, B. Bedrosian, M.J. Holloran, G.D. Johnson, N.W. Kaczor, C.P. Kirol, C.A. Mandich, D. Marshall, G. McKee, C. Olson, C.C. Swanson, and B.L. Walker.  2012.  Interseasonal movements of greater sage-grouse, migratory behavior, and an assessment of the core regions concept in Wyoming.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 1062-1071 DOI:10.1002/jwmg.337.

Xian, G., C.G. Homer, C.L. Aldridge. 2012.  Effects of land cover and regional climate variations on long-term spatiotemporal changes in sagebrush ecosystemsGIScience and Remote Sensing 49:378-396.

Aldridge, C.L., D.J. Saher, T. Childers, K.E. Stahlnecker, and Z.H. Bowen.  2012.  Crucial nesting habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse: a spatially explicit hierarchical approach.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76: 391-406.  DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.268.

Aldridge C.L.  2012.  Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America (book review).  Great Plains Research  22:93.

Homer, C.G., C.L. Aldridge, D.K. Meyer, S. Schell. 2012.  Multi-scale remote sensing sagebrush characterization with regression trees over Wyoming, USA; laying a foundation for monitoringInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 14:233-244.

Xian, G., C.G. Homer, C.L. Aldridge. 2012.  Assessing long-term variations of sagebrush habitat – characterization of spatial extents and distribution patterns using multi-temporal satellite remote sensing data.  International Journal of Remote Sensing 33: 2034-2058. DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.605085.

2011

Hanser, S.E., M. Leu,S.T. Knick, and C.L. Aldridge (editors).  2011.  Sagebrush ecosystem conservation and management: ecoregional assessment tools and models for the Wyoming Basin.  Allen Press, Lawrence, KS. (15 MB)

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.

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 88-111X 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.

Manier, D.J., C.L. Aldridge, P.J. Anderson, G. Chong, C.G. Homer, M. O’Donnell and S.J. Schell.  2011.  Land use and habitat conditions across the southwestern Wyoming sagebrush steppe: development impacts, management effectiveness and the distribution of invasive plants. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues Vol. 17, Article 4. Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol17/iss1/4.

Oyler-McCance, S.J., C.A. Stricker, J. St. John, C.E. Braun, G.T. Wann, M.S. O’Donnell, and C.L. Aldridge.  2011.  Effects of climate change on nutrition and genetics of White-tailed Ptarmigan. Pp 283-294 in B.K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher, (editors).  Ecology, conservation and management of grouse.  Studies in Avian Biology 39. University of California Press, Berkley, CA.

Fedy B.C. and C.L. Aldridge. 2011.  Long-term monitoring of sage-grouse populations: the importance of within-year repeated counts and the influence of scaleJournal of Wildlife Management 75: 1022-1033.

Beever, E.A. and C.L. Aldridge. 2011.  Influences of free-roaming equids on sagebrush ecosystems, with focus on greater sage-grouse.  Pp. 273–290 in S.T. Knick and J.W. Connelly (editors). Greater sage-grouse: ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats.  Studies in Avian Biology 38. University of California Press, Berkley, CA.

Bush, K.L., C.K. Dyte, B.J. Moynahan, C.L. Aldridge, H.S. Sauls, A.M. Battazzo, B.L. Walker, K.E. Doherty, J. Tack, J. Carlson, D. Eslinger, J. Nicholson, M.S. Boyce, D.E. Naugle, C.A. Paszkowski, and D.W. Coltman.  2011.  Population structure and genetic diversity of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in fragmented landscapes at the northern edge of their range.  Conservation Genetics 12: 527-542

2010

Carpenter, J.E., C.L. Aldridge, M.S. Boyce.  2010.  Sage-grouse habitat selection during winter in Alberta.   Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8): 1806–1814.

Bush, K.L., C.L. Aldridge, J.E. Carpenter, C.A. Paszkowski, M.S. Boyce, and D.W. Coltman.  2010.  Birds of a feather do not always lek together: genetic diversity and kinship structure of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Alberta. The Auk 127(2): 343-353.

2008

Aldridge, C.L., and M.S. Boyce. 2008. Accounting for fitness: combining survival and selection when assessing wildlife-habitat relationships. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 54: 389-419.

Aldridge, C.L., S.E. Nielsen, H.L. Beyer, M.S. Boyce, J.W. Connelly, S.T. Knick, and M.A. Schroeder. 2008. Range-wide patterns of greater sage-grouse persistence. Diversity and Distributions 14: 983-994. Reprinted with cooperation from Blackwell Publishing

2007

Aldridge, C.L., and M.S. Boyce. 2007. Linking occurrence and fitness to persistence: a habitat-based approach for Greater Sage-Grouse. Ecological Applications 17:508-526.

2006

Aldridge, C.L., and M.S. Boyce. 2006. Comment: "Silver sagebrush characteristics at the landscape level in south-eastern Alberta, Canada" Rangeland Ecology & Management. 58:400-405. Rangeland Ecology & Management 59:107-108.

Gillies, C.S., M. Hebblewhite, S.E. Nielsen, M.A. Krawchuk, C.L. Aldridge, J.L. Frair, D.J. Saher, C.E. Stevens, and C.L. Jerde. 2006. Application of random effects to the study of resource selection by animalsJournal of Animal Ecology 75: 877-898.

2005

Bush, K.L., M.D. Vinsky, C.L. Aldridge, and C.A. Paszkowski. 2005. A comparison of sample types varying in invasiveness for use in DNA sex determination in an endangered population of greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). Conservation Genetics 6:867-870.

Naugle, D.E., C.L. Aldridge, B.L. Walker, K.E. Doherty, M.R. Matchett, J. McIntosh, T.E. Cornish, and M.S. Boyce. 2005. Update on West Nile virus and sage-grouse: What more have we learned? Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:616-623.

2004

Naugle, D.E., C.L. Aldridge, B.L. Walker, T.E. Cornish, B.J. Moynahan, M.J. Holloran, K.Brown, G.D. Johnson, E.T. Schmidtman, R.T. Mayer, C.Y. Kato, M.R. Matchett, T.J. Christiansen, W.E. Cook, T. Creekmore, R.D. Falise, E.T. Rinkes, and M.S. Boyce. 2004. West Nile virus: Pending crisis for Greater Sage-Grouse. Ecology Letters 7:704-713.

Schroeder, M.A., C.L. Aldridge , A.D. Apa, J.R. Bohne, C.E. Braun, D. Bunnell, J.W. Connelly, P. Deibert, S.C. Gardner, M.A. Hilliard, S.M. McAdam, G.D. Kobriger, C.W. McCarthy, J.J. McCarthy, D. L. Mitchell, E.V. Rickerson, and S.J. Stiver. 2004. Distribution of sage-grouse in North America. Condor 106:363-376.

Aldridge, C.L., M.S. Boyce, and R.K. Baydack. 2004. Adaptive management of prairie grouse: how do we get there? Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(1):92-103.

2003

Fletcher, Q.E., C.W. Dockrill, D.J. Saher, and C.L. Aldridge. 2003. Observations of Northern Harrier attacks on Greater Sage-Grouse in southern Alberta. Canadian Field Naturalist 117:479-480.

Aldridge, C.L., and R.M. Brigham. 2003. Distribution, status and abundance of Greater Sage-Grouse, Centrocercus urophasianus, in Canada. Canadian Field Naturalist 117:25-34.

2002

Braun, C.E., O.O. Oedekoven, and C.L. Aldridge. 2002. Oil and gas development in western North America: effects on sagebrush steppe avifauna with particular emphasis on sage-grouse. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 67:337-349.

Watters, M.E., T.L. McLash, C.L. Aldridge, and R.M. Brigham. 2002. The effect of vegetation structure on the fate of artificial Greater Sage-Grouse nests. Ecoscience 9: 314-319.

Aldridge, C.L., and R.M. Brigham. 2002. Sage-grouse nesting and brood habitat use in southern Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:433-444.

* Corrigendum to Aldridge and Brigham (2002): Journal of Wildlife Management, 2003. 67:877.

2001

Aldridge C.L., and R.M. Brigham. 2001. Nesting and reproductive activities of Grater Sage-Grouse in a declining northern fringe population. Condor 103: 537-543.

Aldridge, C.L., S.J. Oyler-McCance, and R.M. Brigham. 2001. Occurrence of two Greater Sage-Grouse X Sharp-tailed Grouse hybrids in Alberta. Condor 103:657-660.

2000

Aldridge, C.L. 2000. The Status of the Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus) in Canada. Proceedings of the 5th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Workshop. J. Thorpe, T. A. Steves, and M. Gollop (eds). Provincial Museum of Alberta Natural History Occasional Paper. 24:197-205.

Monroe, Adrian P., David R. Edmunds, and Cameron L. Aldridge. Effects of Lek Count Protocols on Greater Sage-grouse Population Trend Estimates. The Journal of Wildlife Management, March 1, 2016, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1002/jwmg.1050.