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
Personal website

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. 2009-07-31
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. 2019-02-28
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. 2009-04-30
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 2012-07-31
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. 2018-10-31
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T. Turnbull. 2015. Effects of climate change on long-term population growth of pronghorn in an arid environment. Ecosphere 6: art 189. | Download 2015-10-31
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 2013-02-28
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. 2010-04-30
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 2016-08-31
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 2016-08-31
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 2015-09-30
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. 2005-10-31
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. 2008-07-31
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. 2004-07-31
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. 2006-07-31
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. 2010-08-31
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 2015-06-30
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 2018-02-28
Project Completion Date
Natal Origins of trout in the Kootenai and Pend O'reille Rivers 2014-09-30
Natal Origins of Snake River Cutthroat in Teton National Park 2014-09-30
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 2014-06-30
Investigating lesser prairie-chicken reproduction, survival, and seasonal habitat use to understand patterns of declining lek attendance 2015-06-30
Investigating impacts of energy development on lesser prairie-chicken reproduction, survival, movement, and habitat use in eastern New Mexico. 2015-12-31
Determining Seasonal Use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanachus pallidicinctus) in Eastern New Mexico 2016-12-31
Demography and seasonal movement patterns of band-tailed pigeons in New Mexico. 2016-12-31
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 2016-12-31
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 2017-12-31
Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern U.S. 2017-08-31
Stable Isotopes to Delineate Seasonal Range Use for Wyoming Ungulates 2019-06-30
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Kunkel, Alex Master's Completed Program 2020-08-15
Leipold, Elizabeth Master's Completed Program 2018-07-15
Meyers, Andrew Master's Active 2016-05-15
Coxen, Chris Master's Completed Program 2016-08-15
Boggie, Matthew PhD Completed Program 2018-01-15
Zummo, Krysten Master's Completed Program 2018-01-15
Strong, Cody Master's Completed Program 2015-12-01
Lawrence, Andrew PhD Active
Griffin, David Master's Completed Program 2015-12-01
Lusk, Daniel Master's Completed Program 2016-12-15
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. 2016-03-21
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. 2014-02-07
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. 2015-04-11
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 2015-02-05
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 2015-03-04
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. 2015-07-31
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. 2015-08-11
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. 2017-02-09
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. 2017-01-29
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. 2016-02-06
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. 2016-02-02
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. 2017-02-09
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. 2017-02-09
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. 2014-02-07
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 2017-02-09
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. 2015-04-11
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. 2015-02-05
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 2016-02-02
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. 2015-03-11
Griffin, D., S.A. Carleton, and D. Collins. 2014. Estimating Survival and Movements of Band-tailed Pigeons in New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Society. 2014-04-25
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. 2014-02-27
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 2014-06-12
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. 2013-03-19
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. 2013-03-05
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. 2013-01-21
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. 2013-02-13
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. 2013-03-10
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 2014-10-25
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. 2016-02-03
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 2016-02-06
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 2015-02-06
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 2015-04-11
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. 2016-04-09
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. 2017-01-11
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. 2014-02-07
Carleton, SA. 2015. Stable Isotopes in Fish and Wildlife Ecology, Management, and Conservation. Arizona/New Mexico Wildlife Society Regional Meeting. Las Cruces, NM. 2015-02-06
Carleton, SA. 2015. Lesser Prairie-chickens: Past, Present, Future. Society for Range Management, State Chapter Meeting. Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. 2015-01-08
Carleton, SA. 2015. Lesser Prairie-Chickens Past, Present, Future. Society for Range Management, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. State Chapter Meeting 2015-01-15
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 2014-02-08
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. 2014-02-08
Cain, J.W. III, J.V Gedir, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, and G.C. Duff. 2014. Forage nutritional content and diet selection by desert bighorn sheep across widely varying climatic conditions. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburg, PA. 2014-10-26
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. 2017-02-09
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. 2017-01-29
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. 2015-04-11
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. 2015-02-05
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. 2010-08-31
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. 2010-04-30
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 2011-12-31
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2015. 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 2015-11-30
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 2014-11-30
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 2013-11-30
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. 2015-07-31
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. 2013-08-31
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. 2013-09-30
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. 2013-06-30
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. 2012-06-30
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. 2012-06-30
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. 2015-09-30
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. 2015-08-31
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. 2015-06-30
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. 2015-06-30
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. 2015-06-30
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. 2015-07-31
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. 2015-06-30
20. Carleton, SA. 2015. History and success of the peregrine falcon recovery program in New Mexico. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Forest Service. 2015-06-30
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. 2015-06-30
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. 2014-06-30
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. 2014-09-30
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. 2014-09-30
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. 2014-09-30
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. 2014-08-31
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. 2014-09-30
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. 2014-09-30
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. 2014-09-30