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

North Carolina Staff Member


Nathan J Hostetter

Nathan J. Hostetter

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (541) 410 - 1453
Email: nhostetter@usgs.gov
Alt. Email: njhostet@ncsu.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D North Carolina State University 2016
  • MS Oregon State University 2010

Biography

Nathan is an Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife) in the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Nathan’s research focuses on survey and analytical methods integrating multiple data sources to understand the distribution, abundance, movement, and demographic rates of wildlife populations.

Research Publications Publication Date
Regehr EV, NJ Hostetter, RR Wilson, KD Rode, M St. Martin, and SJ Converse. 2018. Integrated population modeling provides the first empirical estimates of vital rates and abundance for polar bears in the Chukchi Sea. Scientific Reports 8:16780. November 2018
Payton Q, AF Evans, NJ Hostetter, DD Roby, BM Cramer, and K Collis. 2020. Measuring the additive effects of predation on prey survival across multiple spatial scales. Ecological Applications. 30:e02193. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2193 June 2020
Lloyd NA, NJ Hostetter, CL Jackson, SJ Converse, and A Moehrenschlager. 2019. Response: future directions to escalate benefits of the stepping-stone approach for conservation translocations. Animal Conservation 22:122-123. April 2019
Lloyd NA, NJ Hostetter, CL Jackson, SJ Converse, and A Moehrenschlager. 2019. Optimizing release strategies: a stepping-stone approach to reintroduction. Animal Conservation 22:105-115. April 2019
Link WA, SJ Converse, AA Yackel Adams, and NJ Hostetter. 2018. Analysis of population change and movement using robust design removal data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 23:463–477. September 2018
Kazyak DC, AM Flowers, NJ Hostetter, JA Madsen, M Breece, A Higgs, LM Brown, JA Royle, DA. Fox. 2020. Integrating side-scan sonar and acoustic telemetry to estimate the annual spawning run size of Atlantic sturgeon in the Hudson River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77:1038–1048. January 2020
Hostetter, N.J., B. Gardner, A.F. Evans, B.M. Cramer, Q. Payton, K. Collis, and D.D. Roby. Wanted dead or alive: A state-space mark-recapture-recovery model incorporating multiple recovery types and state uncertainty. July 2018
Hostetter, N.J., A.F. Evans, B.M. Cramer, K. Collis, D.E. Lyons, D.D. Roby. 2015. Quantifying avian predation on fish populations: Integrating predator-specific deposition probabilities in tag-recovery studies. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:410-422. | Abstract June 2015
Hostetter NJ, NJ Lunn, ES Richardson, EV Regehr, and SJ Converse. 2021. Age-structured Jolly-Seber model expands inference and improves parameter estimation from capture-recapture data. PLOS ONE 16:e0252748. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252748

June 2021
Hostetter NJ, D Ryan, D Grosshuesch, T Catton, S Malick-Wahls, TA Smith, and B Gardner. 2020. Quantifying spatiotemporal occupancy dynamics and multi-year core-use areas at a species range boundary. Diversity and Distributions. 26:795–805. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13066 | Abstract March 2020
Hostetter NJ and JA Royle. 2020. Movement-assisted localization from acoustic telemetry data. Movement Ecology. 8:15–26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-020-00199-6 January 2020
Carver, Mikiah
PhD
mcarver@ncsu.edu

Rivera, Danielle
Post Doc
dgriver2@ncsu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Warlick AJ, NJ Hostetter, and SJ Converse. 2020. Estimating reproductive success using a Bayesian nest survival model with uncertain nest age and nest state for Pigeon Guillemots in Puget Sound, Washington. International Statistical Ecology Conference, Online. 22-26 June. June 2020
Warlick AJ, F Wood, NJ Hostetter, and SJ Converse. 2021. Integrated population modeling of an unmarked population to examine environmental drivers of demography for an indicator species. EURING 2021 Analytical Meeting & Workshop, Virtual. May 2021
Lloyd NA, NJ Hostetter, CL Jackson, SJ Converse, and A Moehrenschlager. 2018. Optimizing release strategies: a stepping-stone approach to reintroduction. International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference, Chicago, Illinois. 13-16 November. November 2018
Hostetter NJ, SJ Converse, and EV Regehr. 2017. Study design considerations for integrated population models: improving conservation and management of polar bears. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, 6-11 August. August 2017
Hostetter NJ, SJ Converse, SM Amburgey, MG Nafus, LT Huse, L Gray, PD Barnhart, SR Siers, D Vice, AA Yackel Adams. 2021. Brown Treesnakes on Cocos: Using a robust design removal model to investigate abundance and optimize future survey efforts. Brown Treesnake Technical Working Group, Online. 8 Nov - 11 Nov. 2021. November 2021
Hostetter NJ, SJ Converse, EV Regehr, JA Royle, and RR Wilson. 2018. Integrating spatial capture-recapture and telemetry data to jointly estimate abundance and movement. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Cleveland, USA. 7-11 October. October 2018
Hostetter NJ, NJ Lunn, ES Richardson, EV Regehr, and SJ Converse. 2019. Integrating age data to improve estimation of polar bear abundance, survival, and recruitment in open-population Jolly-Seber models. American Fisheries Society & The Wildlife Society Joint Conference, Reno, Nevada. 29 September - 3 October. September 2019
Hostetter NJ, EV Regehr, RR Wilson, NJ Lunn, ES Richardson, JA Royle, and SJ Converse. 2020. Data integration approaches to estimate polar bear abundance, survival, movement, and recruitment. Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska. 27-31 January. January 2020
Hostetter NJ, AA Yackel-Adams, SM Amburgey, WA Link, and SJ Converse. 2020. Optimizing eradication strategies for an incipient population of brown treesnakes on Cocos Island. Brown Treesnake Technical Working Group, Online. 9 Nov - 19 Nov. November 2020
Gould, NP, NJ Hostetter, C Olfenbuttel, CS Deperno. 2021. Survival and cause-specific mortality for American black bears in a medium-sized city. International Urban Wildlife Conference, Virtual. May 2021
Gardner B., B.T. McClintock, S.J. Converse, N.J. Hostetter. 2021. Integrating animal movement processes into spatial capture-recapture models. International Conference on Advances In Interdisciplinary Statistics And Combinatorics. Greensboro, NC. 8-10 October 2021. October 2021
Gardner B, NJ Hostetter, B Abrahms, R Chandler, P Conn, SJ Converse, R Emmet, D Johnson, and B McClintock. 2020. Moving forward: Integrating animal movement into spatial capture-recapture models. International Statistical Ecology Conference, Online. 22-26 June. June 2020
Converse SJ, NJ Hostetter, WA Link, SM Amburgey, and AA Yackel Adams. 2020. Decision analysis for early detection and rapid response: modeling to advance identification of optimal management. World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. 5-10 January. January 2020
Amburgey SM, AA Yackel Adams, B Gardner, NJ Hostetter, BT McClintock, S Siers, and SJ Converse. 2020. The challenges of using camera trapping for abundance estimation of invasive herpetofauna. Brown Treesnake Technical Working Group, Online. 9 Nov - 19 Nov. November 2020
Amburgey SM, AA Yackel Adams, B Gardner, N Hostetter, BT McClintock, S Siers, and SJ Converse. 2020. The challenges of using camera trapping for abundance estimation of invasive herpetofauna. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Online. 27 Sept - 1 Oct. September 2020