Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Selected Publications

  • Hooten, M. B. and N. T. Hobbs. 2014. A guide to Bayesian model selection for ecologists.
    Ecological Monographs, in press.
  • Marshall, K. N., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2014. Interactions among herbivory, climate,
    topography and plant age shape riparian willow dynamics in northern Yellowstone National
    Park, USA. Journal of Ecology 102:667-677.
  • Monello, R. J., J. G. Powers, N. T. Hobbs, T. R. Spraker, M. K. Watry, and M. A. Wild. 2014.
    Survival and Population Growth of a FreeRanging Elk Population With a Long History of
    Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:214-223.
  • Ogutu, J. O., R. S. Reid, H. P. Piepho, N. T. Hobbs, M. E. Rainy, R. L. Kruska, J. S. Worden,
    and M. Nyabenge. 2014. Large herbivore responses to surface water and land use in an East
    African savanna: implications for conservation and human-wildlife conflicts. Biodiversity
    and Conservation 23:573-596.
  • Ransom, J. I., J. G. Powers, N. T. Hobbs, and D. L. Baker. 2014. Ecological feedbacks can reduce
    population-level efficacy of wildlife fertility control. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:259-269.
  • Reynolds, L. V., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2014. Drivers of riparian tree invasion on a
    desert stream. River Research and Applications 30:60-70.
  • Marshall, K. N., N. T. Hobbs, and D. J. Cooper. 2013. Stream hydrology limits recovery of
    riparian ecosystems after wolf reintroduction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological
    Sciences 280.
  • Ransom, J. I., N. T. Hobbs, and J. Bruemmer. 2013. Contraception can lead to trophic
    asynchrony between birth pulse and resources. PLoS ONE 8. Article Number: e54972.
  • Davis, M. J., S. Thokala, X. Xing, N. T. Hobbs, M. W. Miller, R. Han, and S. Mishra. 2013.
    Testing the functionality and contact error of a GPS-based wildlife tracking network. Wildlife
    Society Bulletin 37:855-861.
  • Monello, R. J., J. G. Powers, N. T. Elobbs, T. R. Spraker, K. I. O’Rourke, and M. A. Wildl.
    2013. Efficacy of antemortem rectal biopsies to diagnose and estimate prevalence of chronic
    wasting disease in free-ranging cow elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni). Journal of Wildlife Diseases
    49:270-278.
  • Wang, G. M. M., N. T. Hobbs, N. A. Slade, J. F. Merritt, L. L. Getz, M. Hunter, S. H. Vessey,
    J. Witham, and A. Guillaumet. 2013. Comparative population dynamics of large and
    small mammals in the Northern Hemisphere: deterministic and stochastic forces. Ecography
    36:439-446.
  • Herbener, K. W., S. J. Tavener, and N. T. Hobbs. 2012. The distinct effects of habitat fragmentation
    on population size. Theoretical Ecology 5:73-82.
  • Bhola, N., J. O. Ogutu, H. P. Piepho, M. Y. Said, R. S. Reid, N. T. Hobbs, and H. Olff. 2012.
    Comparative changes in density and demography of large herbivores in the Masai Mara Reserve
    and its surrounding human-dominated pastoral ranches in Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation
    21:1509-1530.
  • Hobbs, N. T., H. Andren, J. Persson, M. Aronsson, and G. Chapron. 2012. Native predators reduce
    harvest of reindeer by Sámi pastoralists. Ecological Applications 22:1640-1654.
  • Herbener, K. W., S. J. Tavener, and N. T. Hobbs. 2012. The distinct effects of habitat fragmentation
    on population size. Theoretical Ecology 5:73-82.
  • Wang, G. M., N. T. Hobbs, N. A. Slade, J. F. Merritt, L. L. Getz, M. Hunter, S. H. Vessey, J. Witham,
    and A. Guillaumet. 2011. Comparative population dynamics of large and small mammals in
    the Northern Hemisphere: deterministic and stochastic forces. Ecography doi:10.1111/j.1600-
    0587.2011.07156.x.
  • Liberg, O., G. Chapron, P. Wabakken, H. C. Pedersen, N. T. Hobbs, and H. Sand. 2012. Shoot,
    shovel and shut up: cryptic poaching slows restoration of a large carnivore in Europe. Proceedings
    of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 279:910-915.
  • Johnston, D. B., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2011. Relationships between groundwater use,
    water table, and recovery of willow on Yellowstone’s northern range. Ecosphere 2:art20.
  • LaDeau, S. L., G. E. Glass, N. T. Hobbs, A. Latimer, and R. S. Ostfeld. 2011. Data-model fusion
    to better understand emerging pathogens and improve infectious disease forecasting. Ecological
    Applications 21:1443-1460.
  • Hobbs, N. T., and K. Ogle. 2011. Introducing data-model assimilation to students of ecology.
    Ecological Applications 21:1537-1545.
  • Blackburn, H. B., N. T. Hobbs, and J. K. Detling. 2011. Nonlinear responses to food availability
    shape effects of habitat fragmentation on consumers. Ecology 92:98-107.
  • Wild, M. A., N. T. Hobbs, M. S. Graham, and M. W. Miller. 2011. The role of predation in disease
    control: a comparison of selective and nonselective removal on prion disease dynamics in deer.
    Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47:78-93.
  • Searle, K. R., N. T. Hobbs, and S. T. Jaronski. 2010. Asynchrony, fragmentation, and scale determine
    benefits of landscape heterogeneity to mobile herbivores. Oecologia 163:815-824.
  • Ransom, J. I., B. S. Cade, and N. T. Hobbs. 2010. Influences of immunocontraception on time
    budgets, social behavior, and body condition in feral horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science
    124:51-60.
  • Ogutu, J. O., H. P. Piepho, R. S. Reid, M. E. Rainy, R. L. Kruska, J. S. Worden, M. Nyabenge, and
    N. T. Hobbs. 2010. Large herbivore responses to water and settlements in savannas. Ecological
    Monographs 80:241-266.
  • Krumm, C. E., M. M. Conner, N. T. Hobbs, D. O. Hunter, and M. W. Miller. 2010. Mountain lions
    prey selectively on prion-infected mule deer. Biology Letters 6:209-211.
  • Dulberger, J., N. T. Hobbs, H. M. Swanson, C. J. Bishop, and M. W. Miller. 2010. Estimating
    chronic wasting disease effects on mule deer recruitment and population growth. Journal of
    Wildlife Diseases 46:1086-1095.
  • Wang, G. M., N. T. Hobbs, S. Twombly, R. Boone, A. Illius, I. Gordon, and J. Gross. 2009. Density
    dependence in northern ungulates: interactions with predation and resources. Population Ecology
    51:123-132.
  • Hobbs, N. T., K. A. Galvin, C. J. Stokes, J. M. Lackett, A. J. Ash, R. B. Boone, R. S. Reid, and
    P. K. Thornton. 2008. Fragmentation of rangelands: Implications for humans, animals, and landscapes. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions 18:776-785.
  • Bilyeu, D. M., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2008. Water tables constrain height recovery of willow
    on Yellowstone’s northern range. Ecological Applications 18:80-92.
  • Bradford, J. B. and N. T. Hobbs. 2008. Regulating overabundant ungulate populations: An example
    for elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Journal of Environmental Management
    86:520-528.
  • Wolf, E. C., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2007. Hydrologic regime and herbivory stabilize an
    alternative state in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Applications 17:1572-1587.
  • Twombly, S., G. M. Wang, and N. T. Hobbs. 2007. Composite forces shape population dynamics of
    copepod crustaceans. Ecology 88:658-670.
  • Searle, K. R., N. T. Hobbs, and I. J. Gordon. 2007. It’s the "foodscape", not the landscape: Using
    foraging behavior to make functional assessments of landscape condition. Israel Journal of Ecology
    & Evolution 53:297-316.
  • Manier, D. J. and N. T. Hobbs. 2007. Large herbivores in sagebrush steppe ecosystems: livestock
    and wild ungulates influence structure and function. Oecologia 152:739-750.
  • Johnston, D. B., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2007. Elk browsing increases aboveground growth
    of water-stressed willows by modifying plant architecture. Oecologia 154:467-478.
  • Bilyeu, D. M., D. J. Cooper, and N. T. Hobbs. 2007. Assessing impacts of large herbivores on shrubs: