Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Staff Member


Dr. Scott A Carleton

Dr. Scott Carleton

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (575) 646 - 7196
Email: scarleton@usgs.gov
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Education

  • Ph D University of Wyoming 2009
  • MS University of Arkansas 2002
  • BS Southern Nazarene University 1995

Biography

My professional training is in animal ecology, physiology, and the application of biomarkers to basic and applied fish and wildlife ecology and management. My research often utilizes biomarkers such as trace elements, stable isotopes, and genetics to differentiate populations across the landscape, reconstruct animal life histories, link breeding and wintering populations of migratory animals, and determine resource/habitat selection. Additionally, I am interested in both the local and landscape level factors that drive the growth and/or decline of animal populations.

Teaching Interest

Wildlife Management, Landscape Ecology, Physiological Ecology, Stable Isotope Ecology, Game Bird Ecology and Management, Ornithology

Research Interest

Applied fish and wildlife ecology, game bird ecology, physiological ecology, and stable isotope ecology.

Research Publications Publication Date
Wolf, N., S Carleton , and C. Martínez del Rio. 2009. Ten years of experimental animal isotopic ecology. Functional Ecology 23:17-26. July 2009
Meyers A.R., S.A. Carleton, W.R. Gould, C. Nichols, D.A. Haukos, and C.A. Hagen. 2018. Temporal variation in breeding season survival and cause-specific mortality of lesser prairie-chickens. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 9:496-507. February 2019
Martínez del Rio, C, N Wolf, S Carleton, and L. Z. Gannes. 2009. Isotopic ecology ten years after a call for more laboratory experiments. Biological Reviews 84:91-111. April 2009
Martinez del Rio and S.A. Carleton. 2011. How fast and how faithful- the dynamics of isotopic incorporation into animal tissues. Journal of Mammology 93:353-359 | Abstract | Download July 2012
Haukos, D.A., C.W. Boal, S. Carleton, and B. Grisham. 2018. Roles of Cooperative Research Units in contemporary conservation of natural resources. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 80:124-132. October 2018
Fritts, MW, AK Fritts, SA Carleton, and R Bringolf. 2012. Shifts in stable isotope signatures of freshwater mussel glochidia during attachment to host fish. In Review Journal of Moluscan Studies. | Abstract February 2013
Fair, J., E. Paul, and J. Jones, Eds. 2010. Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research. Washington, D.C.: Ornithological Council. Contributing author. Chapter 3: Capture and Marking. April 2010
Earl, J.E., S.D. Fuhlendorf, D. Haukos, A.M. Tanner, D. Elmore, and S.A. Carleton. 2016. Characteristics of lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) long-distance movements across their distribution. Ecosphere 7(8):e01441. 10.1002/ecs2.1441 August 2016
Collins, D, B Grisham, C Conring , J Knetter , W Conway , SA Carleton , M Boggie. 2015. Evidence of new summer areas and interpopulation mixing of two Greater Sandhill Crane Populations in the Intermountain West. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management August 2016
Chase, N., C.A. Caldwell, S.A. Carleton, and W.R. Gould, J.A. Hobbs. 2015. Movement patterns and dispersal potential of Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) revealed using otolith microchemistry. Canadian Journal if Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 72:1575-1583. | Abstract September 2015
Carleton, SA, and C Martinez del Rio. 2005. The effect of cold-induced increase in metabolic rate on the rate of δ13C and δ15N incorporation in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Oecologia 144:226-232. October 2005
Carleton, SA, L Lane, A Sprecher, and C Martinez del Rio. 2008. Should we use one, or multi-compartment models to describe 13C incorporation into animal tissues? Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 22:3008-3014. July 2008
Carleton, SA, BO Wolf, and C Martinez del Rio. 2004. Keeling plots for hummingbirds: a method to estimate carbon isotope ratios of respired CO2 in small vertebrates. Oecologia 141:1-6. July 2004
Carleton, SA, BH Bakken, and C Martinez del Rio. 2006. Metabolic substrate use and the turnover of endogenous energy reserves in broad-tailed hummingbirds (Selasphorous platycercus). Journal of Experimental Biology 209:2622-2627. July 2006
Carleton, SA and C Martinez del Rio. 2010. The relative contribution of growth and catabolism to isotopic incorporation in fish: an experimental study. Functional Ecology 24:805-812. August 2010
Carleton SA, CM del Rio, and TJ Robinson. Feather Isotope Analysis Reveals Differential Patterns of Habitat and Resource Use in Populations of White-Winged Doves | Abstract | Download June 2015
Cain, J.W. III, J.V. Gedir, C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2018. Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern United States. Final Report to the U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download February 2018
Project Completion Date
Natal Origins of trout in the Kootenai and Pend O'reille Rivers September 2014
Natal Origins of Snake River Cutthroat in Teton National Park September 2014
Determining source/sink dynamics of burbot (Lota lota) populations in the Wind River watershed and reconstructing life history strategies of sauger (Sander canadensis) in the upper Wind River watershed using scale and otolith isotope microchemistry June 2014
Investigating lesser prairie-chicken reproduction, survival, and seasonal habitat use to understand patterns of declining lek attendance June 2015
Investigating impacts of energy development on lesser prairie-chicken reproduction, survival, movement, and habitat use in eastern New Mexico. December 2015
Determining Seasonal Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanachus pallidicinctus) in Eastern New Mexico December 2016
Demography and seasonal movement patterns of band-tailed pigeons in New Mexico. December 2016
Measuring scaled quail demography and seasonal habitat use in response to a shrub reduction treatment in southwestern New Mexico and effect of climate on nest and brood success December 2016
Describing seasonal movement patterns and development of a bioenergetics model to determine carrying capacity of the Middle Rio Grande Valley, NM for wintering sandhill cranes December 2017
Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern U.S. August 2017
Stable Isotopes to Delineate Seasonal Range Use for Wyoming Ungulates June 2019
Lawrence, Andrew
PhD
ajlawrence18@gmail.com

Presentations Presentation Date
Williams, M, J Glessner, SA Carleton, JA Hobbs. 2016. Use of in situ laser ablation MC-ICP-MS to validate and compare strontium isotope micro-chemical analysis of otoliths, spines, scales and fin rays. Annual Meeting Western Division American Fisheries Society. Reno, Nevada. March 2016
Strong, C.R. and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Investigating Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) seasonal habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. AZ/NM TWS Annual Meeting. February 2014
Strong, C, S.A. Carleton, W. Gould, C. Nichols, R. Howard, and G. Beauprez, 2015. Investigating lesser prairie-chicken seasonal habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Winnepeg, Canada. April 2015
Strong, C, S.A. Carleton, W. Gould, C. Nichols, R. Howard, and G. Beauprez, 2015. Investigating lesser prairie-chicken seasonal habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance February 2015
Ross,T.J., S.A. Carleton, M.C. Quist, J. Dunnigan, and R.Hardy. 2015. Stock Assignment of Fluvial Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Boise, ID March 2015
Robinson, S.G., R.T. Plumb, J.M. Lautenbach, D.A. Haukos, S. Carleton, A. Meyers, and J. Reitz. 2015. Space use by nonbreeding lesser prairie-chickens. Joint meeting of American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, Norman, OK. July 2015
Robinson, S., R. Plumb, D. Haukos, S. Carleton, A. Meyers, and J. Reitz. 2015. There is no space like home:space use of nonbreeding lesser prairie-chickens. Annual meeting of the Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society, Manhattan, Kansas. August 2015
Meyers, ME, AC Ganguli, SA Carleton, R Howard. 2017. Fire behavior and fire effects of habitat management burns in shinnery oak communities. Society for Range Ecology and Management National Meeting. St. George Utah, February 9-11, 2017. February 2017
Meyers, M, AC, Ganguli, SA Carleton. 2016. Fire behavior and fire effects of habitat management burns in shinnery oak communities. 2017. Society for Rangeland Ecology and Management Annual Meeting. St. George, UT January 29, 2017. January 2017
Meyers, AM, SA Carleton, WR Gould, C Nichols, D Haukos, and C Hagen. 2016. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) habitat by lesser prairie-chicken in eastern New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico Joint Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, AZ. February 2016
Meyers, AM, SA Carleton, WR Gould, C Nichols, D Haukos, and C Hagen. 2016. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) habitat by lesser prairie-chicken in eastern New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico Joint Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, AZ. February 2016
Leipold, EA, SA Carleton, WR Gould. 2017. Comparing Demography and Nesting Ecology of Sympatric Scaled and Gambel’s Quail Populations in Response to Climate in the Chihuahuan Desert. Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Wildlife Society, Farmington, NM. February 2017
Lawrence, AJ, SA Lawrence, WR Gould, C Nichols. 2017. Lesser prairie-chicken survival in an energy landscape. Joint Annual Meeting of the NM/AZ Wildlife Society, Farmington, NM. February 2017
Lawrence, A.J. and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Impacts of Energy Development on Lesser Prairie-chicken Ecology in Eastern New Mexico. AZ/NM TWS Annual Meeting. February 2014
Kunkel, AJ, SA Carleton, R Howard, C Nichols, WR Gould. 2017. Assessing the Response of Lesser Prairie-Chickens to Prescribed Fire in the Shinnery Oak Prairie Ecoregion of Eastern New Mexico. Joint Meeting of the AZ/NM Wildlife Society, Farmington, NM February 2017
Krysten M. Zummo and Scott A. Carleton. 2015. Effects of habitat restoration and climate change on scaled quail in south central New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Society Annual Meeting. Roswell, NM. April 2015
Krysten M. Zummo and Scott A. Carleton. 2015. Effects of habitat restoration and climate change on scaled quail in south central New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico TWS Joint Annual Meeting. Las Cruces, NM. February 2015
K Zummo and SA Carleton. 2016. Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival. Annual Meeting, Society for Range Ecology and Management. Corpus Christi, Texas February 2016
Haukos, D., C. Boal, S. Carleton, and B. Grisham. 2015. Roles of Cooperative Research Units in contemporary conservation of natural resources. North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference, Omaha, NE. March 2015
Griffin, D., S.A. Carleton, and D. Collins. 2014. Estimating Survival and Movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Society. April 2014
Griffin, D., S.A. Carleton, and D. Collins. 2014. Estimating Survival and Movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. History of the Gila Symposium. February 2014
Glessner, JG, JA Hobbs, JB Wimipenny, and SA Carleton. 2014. Monitoring the life histories of animafalia using LA-MC_ICP-MS measurements of 87Sr/86Sr in otoliths, bones, fin rays, and teeth. Goldschmidt Conference UC-Davis, Davis, CA June 2014
Fritts, M., A. Fritts, S. Carleton, and R. Bringolf. 2013. Shifts in stable isotope signatures confirm parasitic relationship of freshwater mussel glochidia attached to host fish. Invited paper presented at the 2013 meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee. 19-21 March 2013. Collinsville, IL. March 2013
Fritts, M., A. Fritts, S. Carleton, and R. Bringolf. Shifts in stable isotopes confirm freshwater mussel parasitism. Presented at the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Rend Lake, IL. March 5-7, 2013. March 2013
Fritts, A.K., M. Fritts, S. Carleton, R. Bringolf. Shifts in stable isotope signatures confirm parasitic relationship of freshwater mussel glochidia attached to host fish. Presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Jekyll Island, GA. Jan. 21-23, 2013. Awarded 1st place for Best Student Presentation. January 2013
Fritts, A., M. Fritts, S. Carleton, and R. Bringolf. Shifts in stable isotopes confirm freshwater mussel parasitism. Presented at the Warnell School Graduate Student Symposium. Athens, GA. Feb. 13-15, 2013. Platform Presentation. Awarded 1st place for Best Student Presentation. February 2013
Fritts, A., M. Fritts, S. Carleton, and R. Bringolf. Shifts in stable isotopes confirm freshwater mussel parasitism. Presented at the 2013 Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Symposium. Guntersville, AL. March 10-14, 2013. March 2013
Effects of Climate on Scaled Quail Reproduction and Survival Krysten Zummo, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, NM 88003 Scott A. Carleton, U. S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Las Cruces, NM 88003 The Wildlife Society 2014 October 2014
Davis J.L., S. A. Carleton and S.R. Chipps. 2016. Sources of unauthorized introductions within the Black Hills of South Dakota. Oral Presentation, 2016 Annual Meeting, Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Spearfish, South Dakota. February 2016
Coxen, CL, SA Carleton, and D Collins. 2016. Evaluating the use of PIT tags and Satellite PTTs to model the survival and movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico Joint Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, AZ February 2016
Coxen, CL, SA Carleton, and D Collins. 2015. Evaluating the use of PIT tags and Satellite PTTs to model the survival and movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico Joint Annual Meeting of The Wildlife February 2015
Coxen, CL, SA Carleton, and D Collins. 2015. Evaluating the use of PIT tags and Satellite PTTs to model the survival and movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. Annual meeting of the New Mexico Ornithological Society. Roswell, New Mexico April 2015
Collins, DP, JM Knetter, CM Conring, BA Grisham, WC Conway, SA Carleton, MA Boggie. 2016. EVIDENCE OF MIXING OF TWO GREATER SANDHILL CRANE POPULATIONS . New Mexico Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2016
Collins, DP, CM Conring, BA. Grisham, WC Conway, JM Knetter, SA Carleton, MA Boggie, C Nowak. 2016. Evidence of new summer areas and mixing of three greater sandhill crane populations in the Intermountain West. North American Crane Working Group Annual Meeting. Chatanooga, Tennessee January 11-15, 2017. January 2017
Chase, N., C.A. Caldwell, S. Carleton, W.R. Gould. 2014. Using otolith microchemistry to track movements of prairie stream fishes in the Pecos River, New Mexico. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM American Fisheries Society and the AZ and NM Wildlife Societies. Pinetop, AZ. 6-8 February. February 2014
Carleton, SA. 2015. Stable Isotopes in Fish and Wildlife Ecology, Management, and Conservation. Arizona/New Mexico Wildlife Society Regional Meeting. Las Cruces, NM. February 2015
Carleton, SA. 2015. Lesser Prairie-chickens: Past, Present, Future. Society for Range Management, State Chapter Meeting. Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. January 2015
Carleton, SA. 2015. Lesser Prairie-Chickens Past, Present, Future. Society for Range Management, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. State Chapter Meeting January 2015
Carleton, SA, J. Hobbs, J. Glessner, J. Burckhardt, C. Johnson, and B. Johnson. 2014. Determining the source, timing, and reproductive status of walleye illegally introduced into a Western reservoir February 2014
Carleton, S. and C. Stricker. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of resource use partitioning in white-winged and mourning doves in the Sonoran Desert. AZ/NM TWS. February 2014
Boggie, MA, SA Carleton, DP Collins, J Vradenburg. 2017. Using Biomarkers to Evaluate Use of Food Subsidies By Greater Sandhill Cranes Wintering in New Mexico. Joint Annual Meeting of the NM/AZ Wildlife Society, Farmington, NM. February 2017
Boggie, MA, CR Strong, D Lusk, SA Carleton, WR Gould, RL Howard, C Nichols, M Falkowski, and C Hagen. 2016 Impacts of Mesquite Distribution on Seasonal Space Use of Lesser-Prairie Chickens. Society for Rangeland Ecology and Management Annual Meeting. St. George, UT January 29, 2017. January 2017
Andrew R. Meyers and Scott A. Carleton. 2015. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat by Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Eastern New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Society Meeting. Las Cruces, NM. April 2015
Andrew R. Meyers and Scott A. Carleton. 2015. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat by Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Eastern New Mexico. Arizona/New Mexico Joint Annual TWS Meeting. Las Cruces, NM. February 2015
Technical Publications Publication Date
Carleton, SA and M Kauffman. 2010. Final Report. Reconstructing life histories of Burbot, Lota lota, in the Wind River Drainage. Wyoming Game & Fish Department. August 2010
Carleton, SA and C Martinez del Rio. 2010. Final Report. A Genetic and Isotopic Characterization of Eastern and Western White-winged Dove Breeding Populations to Determine Wintering Ground Distribution and Population Genetic Structure. Texas Parks & Wildlife, Arizona Game & Fish Department, United States Fish & Wildlife Service. April 2010
Carleton, SA and C Martinez del Rio. 2008-2011. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Webless Migratory Game Bird Program. A Genetic and Isotopic Characterization of Eastern and Western White-winged Dove Breeding Populations to Determine Wintering Ground Distribution and Population Genetic Structure. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/reports/reports.html December 2011
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2014 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2014
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2013. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2013 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2013
C Strong, WG Gould, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2015. Investigating lesser prairie-chicken breeding season habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. Annual Progress Report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. July 2015
9. Carleton, SA, C Strong, WG Gould, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2013. Investigating Lesser Prairie-chicken breeding season habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. Annual Progress Report to Candidate Conservation Agreement – Center for Excellence in Hazardous Materials Management. August 2013
8. Carleton, SA and D Griffin. 2013. Development of a mark-resight survival model using passive integrated transponder tags on populations of band-tailed pigeons. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2013
7. Carleton, SA. 2013. Identifying the timing, origins, and reproductive status of illegally introduced walleye in a Wyoming Reservoir. Annual Progress Report to Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. June 2013
5. Carleton, SA. 2012. Using biomarkers to determine natal origins of shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Yellowstone cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri), and kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Final Report to Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. June 2012
4. Carleton, SA and M Kauffman. 2012. Linking landscape geomorphology and strontium stable isotopes to delineate seasonal range use of Wyoming ungulates. Annual Progress Report to Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. June 2012
28. Carleton, SA, A Meyers, C Hagen, D Haukos, and C Nichols. 2015. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) habitat by lesser prairie-chickens in eastern New Mexico. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2015
27. Carleton, SA, MC Quist, J Dunnigan, TJ Ross, and R Hardy. 2015. Stock assignment of fluvial rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry. Final Report to U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Research Units. August 2015
26. Carleton, SA, MC Quist, J Dunnigan, TJ Ross, and R Hardy. 2015. Stock assignment of fluvial rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry. Final Report to Idaho Game and Fish Department and Montana Fish Parks and Wildlife. June 2015
25. Carleton, SA, C Strong, WG Gould, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2015. Response of Lesser Prairie-Chickens to Mesquite Removal and Prescribed Fire. Annual Progress Report to Play Lakes Joint Venture. June 2015
24. Carleton, SA, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2015. Monitoring response of lesser prairie-chickens to landscape management programs on Prairie Chicken Areas to inform and guide habitat management conservation practices. Annual Progress Report to New Mexico Game and Fish Department. June 2015
22. Carleton, SA. 2015. Identifying the source of illegal pike introductions in Wyoming and South Dakota using otolith microchemistry. Annual Progress Report to Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. July 2015
21. Carleton, SA, AJ Lawrence, and C Nichols. 2015. Impacts of energy development on lesser prairie-chicken ecology in eastern New Mexico. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. June 2015
20. Carleton, SA. 2015. History and success of the peregrine falcon recovery program in New Mexico. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Forest Service. June 2015
19. Carleton, SA, R Howard, C Nichols. 2015. Effects of fire and mesquite removal on spatial movement patterns of lesser prairie-chickens. Annual Progress Report to Playa Lakes Joint Venture. June 2015
18. Carleton, SA, MC Quist, J Dunnigan, TJ Ross, and R Hardy. 2014. Stock assignment of fluvial rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the Kootenai River, Idaho Using Otolith Microchemistry. Annual Progress Report to Idaho Game and Fish Department and Montana Fish Parks and Wildlife. June 2014
17. Carleton, SA, AJ Lawrence, and C Nichols. 2014. Impacts of energy development on lesser prairie-chicken ecology in Eastern New Mexico. AZ/NM TWS Annual Meeting. Pinetop, AZ. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2014
16. Carleton, SA, C Strong, WG Gould, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2014. Investigating lesser prairie-chicken breeding season habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. Annual Progress Report to National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. September 2014
15. Carleton, SA, A Meyers, C Hagen, D Haukos, and C Nichols. 2014. Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) habitat by lesser prairie-chickens in eastern New Mexico. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2014
14. Carleton, SA, C Strong, WG Gould, R Howard, C Nichols, and G Beauprez. 2014. Investigating Lesser Prairie-chicken breeding season habitat use, reproduction, and survival to understand patterns of declining lek attendance. Annual Progress Report to Candidate Conservation Agreement – Center for Excellence in Hazardous Materials Management. August 2014
13. Carleton, SA and C Coxen. 2014. Development of a mark-resight survival model using passive integrated transponder tags on populations of band-tailed pigeons. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2014
12. Carleton, SA and K Zummo. 2014. Measuring scaled quail demography and seasonal habitat use in response to a shrub reduction treatment in southwestern New Mexico and effect of climate on nest and brood success. Annual Progress Report to Bureau of Land Management. September 2014
11. Carleton, SA and M Boggie. 2014. Demography, space use, bioenergetics, and carrying capacity of wintering sandhill cranes in southern New Mexico and Arizona. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2014