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

Oklahoma Staff Member


Dr. Robert Lonsinger

Rob Lonsinger

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (405) 744 - 9841
Email: rlonsinger@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: robert.lonsinger@okstate.edu
Faculty Website

Education

  • Ph D University of Idaho 2015
  • MS New Mexico State University 2010
  • BS Gannon University 2002

Biography

Originally from Pennsylvania, Rob earned a B.S. in Biology from Gannon University, a M.S. in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University, and a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho. Rob is a mammalian ecologist. Research in the Lonsinger Lab uses a combination of intensive field-based research, laboratory-based methods and ecological modeling. We are broadly interested in conservation genetics, landscape ecology, community ecology, and predator-prey dynamics. We aim to confront applied problems with ecological hypotheses and to elucidate processes driving complex population dynamics. Although our research tends to utilize carnivore species as model organisms, the approaches we employ (e.g., conservation genetic analyses, capture-recapture modeling, and occupancy modeling) are amendable to many taxa and systems. We have found that working closely with management agencies and private landowners has allowed our research to guide management and make lasting contributions to the conservation of species and the habitats on which they depend. We strive to be collaborative with researchers and managers, as well as with private landowners and citizens; only though diversity in collaborators and stakeholders can we expect to tackle some of our most pressing conservation challenges. Visit Rob's website at www.roblonsinger.com.

Areas of Expertise

Biodiversity, Conservation Genetics/Genomics, Desert Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Predator-Prey Dynamics, T&E Species Management, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Carnivores, Furbearers, Nongame Fish/Wildlife, Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Research Publications Publication Date
Young, J.K, A.R. Butler, J.D. Holbrook, H. Shamon, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2023. Mesocarnivores of western landscapes in LB McNew, DK Dahlgren, and JL Beck, editors. Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34037-6_16. | Abstract September 2023
Wolfenkoehler, W., J.M. Long, R. Gary, R.A. Snow, J.D. Schooley, L. A. Bruckerhoff, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Viability of side-scan sonar to enumerate Paddlefish, a large pelagic freshwater fish, in rivers and reservoirs. Fisheries Research 261:106639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106639 January 2023
White, K. M., J. D. Stafford, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2023 The first documented interaction between a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata) and a plains spotted skunk (Spilogale interrupta) carcass. Ecology and Evolution 13(1):e9758. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.9758. | Abstract | Download January 2023
Sévêque, A., R. C. Lonsinger, L. P. Waits, K. E. Brzeski, L. M. Komoroske, C. N. Ott-Conn, S. L. Mayhew, D. C. Norton, T. R. Petroelje, J. D. Swenson, and D. J. Morin. In Review. Sources of bias in applying close-kin mark–recapture to terrestrial game species with different life histories. Ecology. | Abstract January 2024
Snavely, B.M., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. The Factors Affecting Female Black Bear Harvest Rates in Pennsylvania. Final Report to the Pennsylvania Game Commission: Cooperative Agreement #4000024645. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-150-2023, Washington, D. C. https://doi.org/10.3996/css88880882 . July 2023
Shamon, Hila. Et Al. 2024. Snapshot USA 2021: A third coordinated national camera trap survey of the United States - first trends. Ecology.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.4318 | Abstract | Download May 2024
SNAPSHOT USA 2020: A second coordinated national camera trap survey of the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2022. Ecology. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3775

Roland Kays1,2, Michael V. Cove2, Jose Diaz3, Kimberly Todd3, Claire Bresnan3, Matt Snider1,Thomas E. Lee, Jr.4, Seth C. Crockett4 , Anthony P. Crupi5, Katherine C.B. Weiss6,7, Helen Rowe8, Tiffany Sprague8, Jan Schipper7, Christopher A. Lepczyk9, Jean E. Fantle-Lepczyk9, Jon Davenport10, Zach Farris10, Jacque Williamson11, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid12, Drew Rezendes12, Alexandra J. Bebko12, Petros Chrysafis13, Alex J. Jensen14, David S. Jachowski14, Katherine C. King15, Brandon McDonald15, Daniel J. Herrera16, Marius van der Merwe17, Robert V. Horan III19, Michael S. Rentz20, LaRoy S.E. Brandt21, Christopher Nagy22, Sean P. Maher24, Andrea K. Darracq25, George Hess3, Matthew E. Gompper26, Stephen L. Webb27, John P. Vanek28, Diana J. R. Lafferty29, Tru Hubbard29, Jorie Favreau31, Jack Fogarty31, Steven Hammerich33, Michelle Halbur33, Morgan Gray33, Christine C. Rega-Brodsky34, Caleb Durbin34, Elizabeth A. Flaherty35, Jarred Brooke35, Stephanie S. Coster36, Richard G. Lathrop37, Katarina Russell37, Daniel A. Bogan38, Hila Shamon1, Robert C. Lonsinger42, M. Teague O'Mara43, Justin A. Compton44, Melinda Fowler44, Erika L. Barthelmess45, Katherine E. Andy45, Jerrold L. Belant46, Dean E. Beyer, Jr.47, Daniel G. Scognamillo48, Chris Schalk48, Caroline N. Ellison50, Chip Ruthven50, Sarah Fritts51, Jaquelyn Tleimat51, Mandy Gay51, Christopher A. Whittier52, Sean A. Neiswenter53, Robert Pelletier53, Brett A. DeGregorio54, Erin K. Kuprewicz55, Miranda L. Davis55, Carolina Baruzzi57, Marcus A. Lashley56, David Mason56, Derek R. Risch58, Maximilian L. Allen59,60, Laura S. Whipple60, Jinelle H. Sperry61, Patrick Wolff61, Robert H. Hagen62, Alessio Mortelliti63, Amay Bolinjcar63, Marketa Zimova68, Sean T. Giery70, Summer D. Higdon72, Ronald S. Revord72, Christopher P. Hansen73, Joshua J. Millspaugh73, Adam Zorn74, Nathaniel H. Wehr75, Brian D. Gerber77, Kylie Rezendes77, Jessie Adley77, Jennifer Sevin78, Austin M. Green79, Çağan H. Şekercioğlu79,80, Mary E. Pendergast81, Kayleigh Mullen81, Tori Bird81b, Andrew J. Edelman82, Tim Hawig82, Joanne R. Wasdin82, Andrea Romero83, Brian J. O'Neill83b[KR1] , Noel Schmitz83b, Rebecca A Vandermus83, Jesse M. Alston84, Kellie M. Kuhn85, Damon B. Lesmeister86, Cara L. Appel87, Christopher Rota88, Jennifer L. Stenglein89, Christine Anhalt-Depies89, Carrie Nelson90, Robert A. Long91, Paula MacKay91, Kathryn R. Remine91, Mark J. Jordan92, Mark Elbroch93, Dylan Bergman94, Sara Cendejas-Zarelli95, Kim Sager95, Haydée Hernández-Yáñez3, William J. McShea3

| Abstract | Download
April 2022
Morin, D. J., S. D. Higdon, R. C. Lonsinger, E. N. Gosselin, M. J. Kelly, and L. P. Waits. 2019. Comparing methods of estimating carnivore diets with uncertainty and imperfect detection. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:651–660. doi: 10.1002/wsb.1021 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website November 2019
Lonsinger, R., B. M. Kluever, L. K. Hall, R. T. Larsen, E. M. Gese, L. P. Waits, and R. N. Knight. 2020. Conservation of kit foxes in the Great Basin Desert: A review and recommendations. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 11:679–698. doi:10.1111/JFWM-20-025. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2020
Lonsinger, R. C., and L. P. Waits. 2015. ConGenR: rapid determination of consensus genotypes and estimates of genotyping errors from replicated genetic samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 7:841–843. doi: 10.1007/s12686-015-0506-7. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website November 2015
Lonsinger, R. C., and G. W. Roemer. 2024. Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in JLE Cartron and JK Frey, editors. The Wild Carnivores of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, USA. | Abstract November 2023
Lonsinger, R. C., R. N. Knight, and L. P. Waits. 2021. Detection criteria and post-field sample processing influence results and cost efficiency of occupancy-based monitoring. Ecological Application 31(7): e02404. doi: 10.1002/eap.2404 | Abstract | Publisher Website July 2021
Lonsinger, R. C., R. M. Schweizer, J. P. Pollinger, R. K. Wayne, and G. W. Roemer. 2015. Fine-scale genetic structure of the ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in a sky island mountain range. Journal of Mammalogy 96:257–268. DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyv050 | Abstract | Download April 2015
Lonsinger, R. C., P. M. Lukacs, E. M. Gese, and L. P. Waits. 2019. Empirical comparisons of abundance estimators for two sympatric carnivores using noninvasive genetic sampling. Wildlife Biology 2019:1–9. doi: 10.2981/wlb.00534.full. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2019
Lonsinger, R. C., P. M. Lukacs, E. M. Gese, R. N. Knight, and L. P. Waits. 2018. Estimating densities for sympatric kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) and coyotes (Canis latrans) using noninvasive genetic sampling. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:1080–1089. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0332. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website May 2018
Lonsinger, R. C., M. M. Dart, R. T. Larsen, and R. N. Knight. 2023. Efficacy of machine learning image classification for automated occupancy-based monitoring. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. Online early. | Abstract July 2023
Lonsinger, R. C., J. R. Adams, and L. P. Waits. 2018. Evaluating effective population size and genetic diversity of a declining kit fox population using contemporary and historical specimens. Ecology and Evolution 8:12011–12021. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4660. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website November 2018
Lonsinger, R. C., E. M. Gese, and L. P. Waits. 2015. Evaluating the reliability of field identification and morphometric classifications for carnivore scats confirmed with genetic analysis. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:593–602. doi.org/10.1002/wsb.549 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2015
Lonsinger, R. C., E. M. Gese, S. J. Dempsey, B. M. Kluever, T. R. Johnson, and L. P. Waits. 2015. Balancing sample accumulation and DNA degradation rates to optimize noninvasive genetic sampling of sympatric carnivores. Molecular Ecology Resources 15:831–842. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12356 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2015
Lonsinger, R. C., E. M. Gese, R. N. Knight, T. R. Johnson, and L. P. Waits. 2016. Quantifying and correcting for scat removal in noninvasive carnivore scat surveys. Wildlife Biology 22:45–54. doi: 10.2981/wlb.00179. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2016
Lonsinger, R. C., E. M. Gese, L. L. Bailey, and L. P. Waits. 2017. The roles of habitat and intraguild predation by coyotes on the spatial dynamics of kit foxes. Ecosphere 8:e01749. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1749 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2017
Lonsinger, R. C., D. Daniel, J. R. Adams, and L. P. Waits. 2019. Consideration of sample source for establishing reliable genetic microsatellite data from mammalian carnivore specimens held in natural history collections. Journal of Mammalogy 100(5): 1678-1689. doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz112 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2019
Lonsinger, R. C. 2022. Co-occurrence models fail to infer underlying patterns of avoidance and aggregation when closure is violated. Ecology and Evolution 7: e9104. | Abstract June 2022
Long, J.M., P. Joyce, L.A. Bruckerhoff, R.C. Lonsinger, and W. Wolfenkoehler. 2024. Using down-scan capabilities from recreational -grade side-scan sonar systems to sample Paddlefish and evaluate depth use in a reservoir. Fisheries Research 269:106872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2023.106872 September 2023
Kluever, B. M., M. B. Main, S. W. Breck, R. C. Lonsinger, J. H. Humphrey, J. W. Fischer, M. P. Milleson, and A. J. Piaggio. 2022. Using noninvasive genetics for estimating density and assessing diet of urban and rural coyotes in Florida, USA. Urban Naturalist 51: 1-24. | Abstract May 2022
Kauth, H. R., R. C. Lonsinger, A. J. Kauth, and A. J. Gregory. 2020. Low-cost DIY GPS trackers improve upland game bird monitoring. Wildlife Biology 2020:1–7. doi: 10.2981/wlb.00653. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2020
Kauth, H. R., A. J. Gregory, A. J. Kauth, S. Harsh, T. J. Runia, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2022. Snow alters pheasant survival and land use in South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 86: e22243. | Abstract May 2022
Hixson, K. M. , S. J. Slater, R. N. Knight, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2022 Seasonal variation in resource selection by subadult golden eagles in the Great Basin Desert. Wildlife Biology 2022:e01002. | Abstract | Publisher Website November 2021
Harsh, S., A. Gregory, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2022. Habitat amount or landscape configuration: Emerging HotSpot analysis reveals the importance of habitat amount for a grassland bird in South Dakota. PloS ONE 17(9): e0274808. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0274808. | Abstract | Download September 2022
Gosselin, E. N., R. C. Lonsinger, and L. P. Waits. 2017. Comparing morphological and molecular diet analyses and fecal DNA sampling protocols for a terrestrial carnivore. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:362–369. doi: 10.1002/wsb.749>. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2017
Gese, E.M., P.A. Terletzky, H.S. Cooley, F.F. Knowlton, and R.C. Lonsinger. Survey and Monitoring Methods for Furbearers in T.L. Hiller, R.D. Applegate, R.D. Bluett, S.N. Frey, E.M. Gese, and J.F. Organ (Eds.). Wild Furbearer Management and Conservation in North America (2nd Edition). Wildlife Ecology Institute. January 2024
Facka, A. N., R. C. Lonsinger, G. W. Roemer. 2024. Abundance estimates of Gunnison’s prairie dogs compared to the number of active burrows. Wildlife Society Bulletin 48: e1513. | Abstract February 2024
Dukes, C. G., M. L. Allen, L. E. Dodd, A. J. Edelman, S. N. Harris, S. H. LaRose, D. S. Jachowski, R. C. Lonsinger, and D. B. Sasse. 2022. A review of camera trapping methodologies for Eastern spotted skunks. Journal of Fish & Wildlife Management 13(1):295-305. | Abstract March 2022
Dempsey, S. J., E. M. Gese, B. M. Kluever, R. C. Lonsinger, and L. P. Waits. 2015. Evaluation of scat deposition transects versus radio telemetry for developing a species distribution model for a rare desert carnivore, the kit fox. PloS ONE 10:e0138995. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138995. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2015
Dart, M. M. , L. B. Perkins, J. A. Jenks, G. Hatfield, and R. C. Lonsinger. The impact of scent lures on detection is not equitable among sympatric species. Wildlife Research. doi: 10.1071/WR22094. | Abstract November 2022
Cove, M. V., R. Kays, H. Bontrager, C. Bresnan, M. Lasky, T. Frerichs, R. Klann, T. E. Lee Jr., S. C. Crockett, A. P. Crupi, K. C. B. Weiss, H. Rowe, T. Sprague, J. Schipper, C. Tellez, C. A. Lepczyk, J. E. Fantle‐Lepczyk, S. LaPoint, J. Williamson, M. C. Fisher‐Reid, S. M. King, A. J. Bebko, P. Chrysafis, A. J. Jensen, D. S. Jachowski, J. Sands, K. A. MacCombie, D. J. Herrera, M. van der Merwe, T. W. Knowles, R. V. Horan III, M. S. Rentz, L. S. E. Brandt, C. Nagy, B. T. Barton, W. C. Thompson, S. P. Maher, A. K. Darracq, G. Hess, A. W. Parsons, B. Wells, G. W. Roemer, C. J. Hernandez, M. E. Gompper, S. L. Webb, J. P. Vanek, D. J. R. Lafferty, A. M. Bergquist, T. Hubbard, T. Forrester, D. Clark, C. Cincotta, J. Favreau, A. N. Facka, M. Halbur, S. Hammerich, M. Gray, C. C. Rega‐Brodsky, C. Durbin, E. A. Flaherty, J. M. Brooke, S. S. Coster, R. G. Lathrop, K. Russell, D. A. Bogan, R. Cliché, H. Shamon, M. T. R. Hawkins, S. B. Marks, R. C. Lonsinger, M. T. O'Mara, J. A. Compton, M. Fowler, E. L., K. E. Andy, J. L. Belant, D. E. Byer Jr., T. M. Kautz, D. G. Scognamillo, C. M. Schalk, M. S. Leslie, S. L. Nasrallah, C. N. Ellison, C. Ruthven, S. Fritts, J. Tleimat, M. Gay, C. A. Whittier, S. A. Neiswenter, R. Pelletier, B. A. DeGregorio, E. K. Kuprewicz, M. L. Davis, A. Dykstra, D. S. Mason, C. Baruzzi, M. A. Lashley, D. R. Risch, M. R. Price, M. L. Allen, L. S. Whipple, J. H. Sperry, R. H. Hagen, A. Mortelliti, B. E. Evans, C. E. Studds, A. P. K. Sirén, J. Kilborn, C. Sutherland, P. Warren, T. Fuller, N. C. Harris, N. H. Carter, E. Trout, M. Zimova, S. T. Giery, F. Iannarilli, S. D. Higdon, R. S. Revord, C. P. Hansen, J. J. Millspaugh, A. Zorn, J. F. Benson, N. H. Wehr, J. N. Solberg, B. D. Gerber, J. C. Burr, J. Sevin, A. M. Green, Ç. H. Şekercioğlu, M. Pendergast, K. A. Barnick, A. J. Edelman, J. R. Wasdin, A. Romero, B. J. O'Neill, N. Schmitz, J. M. Alston, K. M. Kuhn, D. B. Lesmeister, M. A. Linnell, C. L. Appel, C. Rota, J. L. Stenglein, C. Anhalt‐Depies, C. Nelson, R. A. Long, K. J. Jaspers, K. R. Remine, M. J. Jordan, D. Davis, H. Hernández‐Yáñez, J. Y. Zhao, and W. J. McShea. 2021. Snapshot USA: the first coordinated national camera trap survey of the United States – data from 2019. Ecology. Online early. doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3353. | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2021
Byerly, P. A., R. C. Lonsinger, E. M. Gese, A. J. Kozlowski, and L. P. Waits. 2018. Resource partitioning between kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) and coyotes (Canis latrans): a comparison of historical and contemporary dietary overlap. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:497–504. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0246. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2017
Project Completion Date
Oklahoma Mule Deer Population Evaluation June 2027
Quantifying freshwater mussel abundance and composition in two prairie rivers of northern Oklahoma with the aid of side scan sonar to identify novel habitat patches June 2025
Optimizing sampling efforts for estimating urban and rural coyote density and determining coyote diet using a noninvasive framework March 2022
Factors Influencing Detection and Occurrence of Plains Spotted Skunks in Oklahoma December 2025
Assessment of Prairie Gray Fox Population Distribution, Dynamics, and Genetics in Oklahoma June 2027
Evaluation of Cougar Predation and Bear Kleptoparasitism on Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico June 2025
Snapshot USA December 2023
Compilation and analysis of wildlife data to inform natural resource management September 2022
Developing close-kin mark-recapture methods to monitor Michigan black bear populations September 2023
Assessment of co-occurrence modeling when closure is not met June 2022
Development, validation, and implementation of a survey protocol to evaluate distributions and habitat associations of whip-poor-will and other Oklahoma nightjars June 2024
Movements and population demography of pronghorn in western Oklahoma June 2026
Evaluating the population status of black bears in the Oklahoma Panhandle June 2024
Evaluating patterns of occurrence for native and nonnative mammals May 2024
Assessment of factors affecting female black bear harvest rates in northcentral Pennsylvania May 2023
Distribution, habitat selection, and survival of plains spotted skunks in South Dakota June 2024
Project Snapshot: USA December 2025
Determining factors associated with paddlefish restoration success in reservoirs June 2021
Estimation of mountain lion density in New Mexico June 2020
Broadway, Matthew
PhD
matt.broadway@okstate.edu

Brosend, Danielle
Master's
danielle.brosend@okstate.edu

Burkholder, Emily
PhD
emily.burkholder@okstate.edu

Hahn, Derek
Master's
derek.hahn@okstate.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Wolfenkoehler, W., J.M. Long, R. Gary, R. Snow, J. Schooley, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2024. Utility of side-scan and down-scan sonar for monitoring a spawning population of Paddlefish in a riverine environment. Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watershed-Oklahoma Chapter American Fisheries Society joint annual meeting, Stillwater, Oklahoma. April 2024
White, K.M., J. Stafford, A. Cheeseman, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2022. Predicted distribution of plains spotted skunk in eastern South Dakota. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA November 2022
White, K.M., A.E. Cheeseman, J.D. Stafford, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Plains spotted skunks occur independently of a predator and competitor. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
White, K.M., A. Cheeseman, J. Stafford, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Habitat associations and distribution modeling of the plains spotted skunk (<i>Spilogale interrupta</i>) in South Dakota. Joint meeting of the South Dakota Chapter and Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society, Rapid City, SD. March 2024
White, K.M., A. Cheeseman, J. Stafford, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Plains spotted skunk home range and third-order resource selection in eastern South Dakota. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
White, K.M, A.E. Cheeseman, J.D. Stafford, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Plains spotted skunks occur independently of a predator and competitor. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Boulder, CO. June 2024. June 2024
White, K., R. C. Lonsinger, S. M. Crimmins, E. M. Anderson, and T. M. LIvieri. 2021. Fine-scale space use by swift foxes on a black-footed ferret recovery site. Swift Fox Conservation Team Meeting. May 2021
Turnley, M.T., W.S. Fairbanks, M.J. Cherry, M.M. Dart, R.W. DeYoung, D.P. Hahn, L.J. Heffelfinger, R.C. Lonsinger, E.P. Tanner, H.G. Wang, and M.C. Chitwood. 2023. Fate from feces? Investigating pre-parturition diet indices as predictors of offspring survival in pronghorn. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Turnley, M.T., T.A. Hughes, R.T. Larsen, K.R. Hersey, M.S. Broadway, M.C. Chitwood, W.S. Fairbanks, R.C. Lonsinger, and B.R. McMillan. 2024. A fine-scale examination of parturition timing in temperate ungulates. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Turnley, M.T., T.A. Hughes, R.T. Larsen, K.R. Hersey, M.S. Broadway, M.C. Chitwood, W.S. Fairbanks, R.C. Lonsinger, and B.R. McMillan. 2023. A fine-scale examination of parturition timing in two temperate ungulates. The Central Plains Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE. October 2023
Torolski, H.M., J.M. Long, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2024. A comparison of freshwater mussel density and richness across different mesohabitats. Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watershed-Oklahoma Chapter American Fisheries Society joint annual meeting, Stillwater, Oklahoma. April 2024
Torolski, H.M., J.M. Long, R. Lonsinger, and L. Bruckerhoff. 2024. Patterns in mussel density and diversity among mesohabitat types in a Great Plains river. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii. September 2024
Torolski, H., J.M. Long, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2024. A Comparison of Freshwater Mussel Species Detection and Abundance Across Different Survey Methods. Southern Division American Fisheries Society annual meeting, Chattanooga, Tennessee. February 2024
Torolski, H., J.M. Long, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2023. Freshwater mussel abundance and composition in the Verdigris River. Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual meeting. Grand Lake, Oklahoma. August 2023
Torolski, H., J.M. Long, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2023. A Comparison of Freshwater Mussel Species Detection and Abundance Across Different Survey Methods. Canadian Freshwater Mollusc Research Meeting, Burlington, Canada. November 2023
Sévêque, A., R.C. Lonsinger, L.P. Waits, K.E. Brzeski, C.Ott-Conn, S.L. Mayhew, C.D. Norton, T.R. Petroelje, A.K. Tallon, and D.J. Morin. 2023. Spatially-explicit application of close-kin mark–recapture models to estimate American black bear population size in Michigan. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Sévêque, A., R.C. Lonsinger, L.P. Waits, K.E. Brzeski, C.Ott-Conn, S.L. Mayhew, C.D. Norton, T.R. Petroelje, A.K. Tallon, and D.J. Morin. 2023. Application of close-kin mark–recapture models to estimate American black bear population size. International Statistical Ecology Conference, Swansea, Wales, UK. July 2024
Sévêque, A., R.C. Lonsinger, L.P. Waits, K.E. Brzeski, C. Ott-Conn, S.L. Mayhew, C.D. Norton, T.R. Petroelje, and D.J. Morin. 2023. Evaluating the use of close-kin mark–recapture with lethal samples to estimate the black bear population size in Michigan. 25th Eastern Black Bear Workshop, Trego, WI. April 2023
Sévêque, A., R. C. Lonsinger, L. P. Waits, K. E. Brzeski, C. Ott-Conn, S. L. Mayhew, C. D. Norton, T. R. Petroelje, and D. J. Morin. 2022. Effects of mating system and sex-biased sampling on close-kin mark-recapture estimates. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. November 2022
Speiser, J., R.C. Lonsinger, C. Cheek, A. Cheeseman. 2024. Evaluating habit use of North American river otters in South Dakota. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Speiser, J., A. Cheeseman, C. Cheek, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Trail cameras as a non-invasive method to assess North American river otter habitat use and distribution. Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, Overland Park, KS. February 2023
Snavely, B.M., M.C. Chitwood, W.S. Fairbanks, M.J. Lovallo, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Assessment of factors affecting female black bear (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) harvest rates in northcentral Pennsylvania. 25th Eastern Black Bear Workshop, Trego, WI. April 2023
Snavely, B.M., M.C. Chitwood, M.J. Lovallo, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2022. Variability of home ranges of adult female American black bears (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) in northcentral Pennsylvania. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA November 2022
Snavely, B. M. M. C. Chitwood, M. J. Lovallo, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2022. Variability of home ranges of adult female American black bears (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) in northcentral Pennsylvania. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Tucson, AZ. June 2022
Sellers, L., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, D.P. Hahn, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2024. Evidence of serological differences between male and female pronghorn in a population of conservation concern. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK. April 2024
Sellers, L., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, D.P. Hahn, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2024. Evidence of serological differences between male and female pronghorn in a population of conservation concern. Freshmen Research Scholars Symposium, Stillwater, OK. April 2024
Rickels, C.M.J., M.J. Cherry, M.C. Chitwood, R.W. DeYoung, M.M. Dart, W.S. Fairbanks, D.P. Hahn, R.C. Lonsinger, E.P. Tanner, M.T. Turnley, H.G. Wang, and L.J. Heffelfinger. 2024. Living on the edge: adult pronghorn survival near the species' extent in Oklahoma. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Rickels, C.M.J., L.J. Heffelfinger, M.J. Cherry, M.C. Chitwood, R.W. DeYoung, M.M. Dart, W.S. Fairbanks, D.P. Hahn, R.C. Lonsinger, E.P. Tanner, M.T. Turnley, and G. Wang. 2024. Survival of adult pronghorn near the species’ range limit in Oklahoma. 30th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop, Redmond, OR. June 2024
Murphy, S.M., J.W. Cain III, D. Wilckens, G. Roemer, R. Lonsinger, and M. Peyton. 2017. Developing novel spatial capture-recapture survey designs for estimating management-scale cougar density in New Mexico, USA. 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. May 2017
Murley, B.P., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. The influence of a potential alternative, invasive prey on the activity of a native generalist carnivore. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2024
Murley, B.P., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Influences of land features and landcover on feral swine space use patterns. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2023
Murley, B.P., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Feral swine detection and distribution in the nation’s first big-game wildlife refuge. 13th International Mammalogical Congress, Anchorage, AK. July 2023
Murley, B.M., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Where’s the pork? Feral swine space use in the nation’s first big-game wildlife refuge. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Marwin, M., R.C. Lonsinger, J.W. Cain III, L.J. Bernal, C. Kruse, M.C. Chitwood. 2024. Evaluation of black bear kleptoparasitism on cougar rate of predation. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Lonsinger, R.C., M.M. Dart, R.T. Larsen, and R.N. Knight. 2023. Efficacy of machine learning image classification for automated occupancy-based monitoring of terrestrial mammals. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Lonsinger, R.C., M.M. Dart, R.T. Larsen, and R.N. Knight. 2023. Efficacy of machine learning image classification for automated occupancy-based monitoring of terrestrial mammals. 13th International Mammalogical Congress, Anchorage, AK. July 2023
Lonsinger, R. C., R. N. Knight, and L. P. Waits. 2021. Improving Cost Efficiency of Occupancy Monitoring for a Sensitive Carnivore. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Virtual. June 2021
Lonsinger, R. C., R. N. Knight, and L. P. Waits. 2021. Consideration of detection criteria and novel post-field sample processing improve cost efficiency of occupancy-based monitoring for a sensitive carnivore. National Military Fish & Wildlife Association Workshop, Virtual. March 2021
Lonsinger, R. C. 2022. Co-occurrence models fail to infer underlying patterns of avoidance and aggregation when closure is violated. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA November 2022
Lonsinger, R. C. 2021. Kit fox monitoring in the Great Basin: Considerations and Implications. Swift Fox Conservation Team Meeting. May 2021
Lonsinger, R. C. 2021. Genetic Monitoring of Populations <i>in </i>Do the Genetics Workshop. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Virtual. November 2021
Long, J.M., W. Wolfenkoehler, P. Joyce, R. Gary, J. Schooley, R. Snow, R. Lonsinger, and L. Bruckerhoff. 2024. Utility of side-scan and down-scan sonar for monitoring Paddlefish. Southern Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, Tennessee. February 2024
Long, J.M., W. Wolfenkoehler, P. Joyce, R. Gary, J. Schooley, R. Snow, R. Lonsinger, and L. Bruckerhoff. 2023. Utility of side-scan and down-scan sonar for monitoring Paddlefish. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan. August 2023
Laughlin, L. D.P. Hahn, M.T. Turnley, M.M. Dart, C. Rickels, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, H.G. Wang, W.S. Fairbanks, M.C. Chitwood, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Prevalence of Oklahoma pronghorn in the diets of coyotes. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Koeck, M., C. Ellis, M. Cherry, W.S. Fairbanks, L. Heffelfinger, R.C. Lonsinger, A. Moeller, M.C. Chitwood. 2024. Evaluating the interactions between mule deer and white-tailed deer in western Oklahoma. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Kleeberg, B.A., W.S. Fairbanks, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Landscape influences on American black bear space use and detection in a dynamic Ecosystem. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Kleeberg, B.A., W.S. Fairbanks, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Evaluating the influence of scent lures on American black bear (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) detection in western Oklahoma . 25th Eastern Black Bear Workshop, Trego, WI. April 2023
Kleeberg, B.A., W.S. Fairbanks, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Evaluating the influence of scent lures on American black bear (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) detection in Oklahoma. 13th International Mammalogical Congress, Anchorage, AK. July 2023
Kleeberg, B.A., W.S. Fairbanks, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Assessing the population of American black bears (<i>Ursus americanu</i>s) in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2023
Kleeberg, B.A., W.S. Fairbanks, J.R. Adams, L.P. Waits, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Estimating population genetic structure and genetic diversity of black bears in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2024
Kleeberg, B. A., W. S. Fairbanks, R. C. Lonsinger. 2022. Assessing the population of American black bears (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) in western Oklahoma. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists meeting, Forsyth, MO. October 2022
Joyce, P., J.M. Long, R.C. Lonsinger, and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2023. Utility of Down-Scan Sonar for Identifying and Counting Paddlefish in a Large Reservoir. Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watershed annual meeting. Stillwater, Oklahoma. April 2023
Hubler, S., B.A. Kleeberg, J.M. Humm, C.N. Dotterweich, R.C. Lonsinger, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2024. Comparison of black bear (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) diets in eastern and western Oklahoma. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO. June 2024
Hixson, K. M., S. J. Slater, R. N. Knight, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2021. Seasonal variation in resource selection by subadult golden eagles in a military operational area in the Great Basin Desert. National Military Fish & Wildlife Association Workshop, Virtual. March 2021
Hahn, D.P., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2024. Factors influencing pronghorn fawn survival in a declining population. 30th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop, Redmond, OR. June 2024
Hahn, D.P., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2024. Cropland influences on pronghorn (<i>Antilocapra americana</i>) behavior in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2024
Hahn, D.P., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2023. Factors influencing pronghorn fawn survival in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Hahn, D.P., R.C. Lonsinger, M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Turnley, M.M. Dart, L.J. Heffelfinger, E.P. Tanner, M.J. Cherry, R.W. DeYoung, G. Wang, W.S. Fairbanks. 2023. Population Demography of Pronghorn (<i>Antilocapra americana</i>) in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2023
Hahn, D. P., R. C. Lonsinger, M. C. Chitwood, M. T. Turnley, M. M. Dart, L. J. Heffelfinger, E. P. Tanner, M. J. Cherry, R. W. DeYoung, G. Wang, W. S. Fairbanks. 2022. Population Demography and Survival of Pronghorn (<i>Antilocapra americana</i>) in western Oklahoma. Central Plains Society of Mammalogists meeting, Forsyth, MO. October 2022
Fino, S. R., J. D. Stafford, A. T. Pearse, J. A. Jenks, AND R. C. Lonsinger. 2021. Relating predator community dynamics and duck nest survival in eastern South Dakota. Ducks Unlimited, Canada IWWR Research Roundup Webinar Series. 8 April 2021. April 2021
Fino, S. R., J. D. Stafford, A. T. Pearse, J. A. Jenks, AND R. C. Lonsinger. 2021. Relating predator community dynamics and duck nest survival in eastern South Dakota. Brookings Wildlife Federation. 4 June 2021. June 2021
Fetherston, S. C., L. P. Waits, J. R. Adams, C. Lehman, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2021. Population genetic structure of bobcats in South Dakota: using harvested samples to inform management. South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Virtual. February 2021
Fetherston, S. C., L. P. Waits, J. A. Adams, C. P. Lehman, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2022. Population genetic structure of bobcats in South Dakota: using harvested samples to inform management. The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Tucson, AZ. June 2022
Ellis, C.C., M.J. Cherry, M.M. Koeck, M.C. Chitwood, A.K. Moeller, R.C. Lonsinger, W.S. Fairbanks, and L.J. Heffelfinger. 2024. The Oklahoma mule deer research project: evaluating population performance and abundance estimation methods. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Dukes, C. G., M. L. Allen, L. E. Dodd, A. J. Edelman, S. N. Harris, S. H. LaRose, D. S. Jachowski, R. C. Lonsinger, D. B. Sasse. 2021. A review of camera trapping methodology for eastern spotted skunks (<i>Spilogale putorius</i>). Eastern Spotted Skunk Cooperative Study Group Annual Meeting. Virtual. September 2021
De Filippo, N., R.C. Lonsinger, R.D. Elmore, and M.C. Chitwood. 2024. Effect of supplemental feeding on mammalian nest predators and potential implications to wild turkey. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Dart, M.M. E.P. Tanner, M.T. Turnley, D.P. Hahn, W.S. Fairbanks, M.C. Chitwood, R.C. Lonsinger, L.J. Heffelfinger, R.W. DeYoung, H.G. Wang, and M.J. Cherry. 2024. Population dynamics and spatial ecology of a declining population of pronghorn in the Southern Great Plains. The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, TX. February 2024
Dart, M. M., L. B. Perkins, J. A. Jenks, C. P. Lehman, and R. C. Lonsinger. 2021. Influences of landscape patterns and intraguild interactions on the spatial and temporal ecology of bobcats and coyotes. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Virtual. November 2021
Dart, M. M., E. P. Tanner, L. J. Heffelfinger, M. C. Chitwood, R. W. DeYoung, W. S. Fairbanks, D. P. Hahn, R. C. Lonsinger, M. T. Turnley, G. Wang, M. J. Cherry. 2022. Movements and demography of pronghorn in western Oklahoma. Texas Parks and Wildlife mule deer and pronghorn committee meeting, Alpine, TX. August 2022
Cherry, M. J., M. C. Chitwood, R. W. DeYoung, W. S. Fairbanks, L. J. Heffelfinger, R. C. Lonsinger, E. P. Tanner, and H. G. Wang. 2021. Movement and population demography of pronghorn in Oklahoma. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Mule Deer and Pronghorn Technical Committee Meeting. Lubbock, Texas. August 2021
Cajero, A.B., R.C. Lonsinger, J.W. Cain III, L.J. Bernal, C. Kruse, M.C. Chitwood. 2023. Evaluation of cougar predation and black bear kleptoparasitism on Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Cain, S.A., B.D. Murray, R.C. Lonsinger, P.M. Lukacs, and M.C. Chitwood. 2024. Careful or careless: Elk response to seasonal human recreation. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2024
Cain, S.A., B.D. Murray, R.C. Lonsinger, P.M. Lukacs, and M.C. Chitwood. 2023. Spatio-temporal interactions of Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, and moose in southwest Montana. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Cain, S.A, B.D. Murray, R.C. Lonsinger, P.M. Lukacs, and M.C. Chitwood. 2024. Elk resource selection in a mountain range with low human recreational use. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Burkholder, E.N., M.C. Chitwood, and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Assessment of prairie gray fox population distribution, dynamics, and genetics in Oklahoma. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Buie, M.D., B.A. Kleeberg, W.S. Fairbanks, M.C. Chitwood, R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Estimating species richness in an ephemeral system. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stillwater, OK. April 2024
Brosend, D., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Variation in mesocarnivore detection is influenced by olfactory attractants and environmental conditions. Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Edmond, OK. February 2024
Brosend, D., and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. Olfactory attractant and environmental influences on mesocarnivore detection. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO. June 2024
Brosend, D. and R.C. Lonsinger. 2024. What stinks? Mesocarnivore detection is influenced by different olfactory attractants. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2024
Brosend, D. and R.C. Lonsinger. 2023. Plains spotted skunk detection in the Oauchita National Forest, Oklahoma. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023
Broadway, M., R.C. Lonsinger, T. O'Connell, and S. Loss. 2024. Co-occurrence and behavior mediate interactions between sympatric nightjars exhibiting differential responses to landscape characteristics. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO. October 2024
Broadway, M., R.C. Lonsinger, T. O'Connell, and S. Loss. 2023. Night moves: lunar, seasonal, and interspecific effects on detection of two sympatric nightjars. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY November 2023