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

Wyoming Staff Member


Dr. Anna D. Chalfoun

Dr. Anna Chalfoun holding a Brewer's Sparrow

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (307) 766 - 6966
Email: achalfou@uwyo.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D University of Montana 2006
  • MS University of Missouri 2000
  • BA Smith College 1995

Biography

Anna holds a BA degree in Biology from Smith College, an MS in Wildlife Biology and Conservation Biology from the University of Missouri, and a PhD in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana, mentored by Dr. Tom Martin. After a brief post-doctoral period with Dr. Craig Benkman at the University of Wyoming in 2007, Anna joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming as a Research Scientist in 2008. She was hired as the Assistant Unit Leader for Wildlife at the Wyoming Unit in 2011. Anna’s work has focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying animal habitat selection at multiple spatial scales, the contexts under which habitat choices are adaptive, life history strategies including parental care behaviors, and the influence of anthropogenic habitat change on non-game wildlife.

Teaching Interest

Dr. Chalfoun will be teaching a graduate-level course on animal habitat selection and a special topics graduate discussion course during alternating fall semesters.

Research Interest

Anna and her graduate students are currently conducting research on songbirds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians in a wide variety of systems in Wyoming. The common threads throughout the lab’s projects are wildlife-habitat relationships and the influence of human-induced habitat changes such as loss, fragmentation and alteration of remaining patches on non-game wildlife species. Current projects are focused on effects of energy development, roads, the recent mountain pine beetle infestation of lodgepole pine forests and climate change. Every project is designed to address critical informational needs for the state but students are also encouraged to add a conceptual focus to their work that advances the state of knowledge in the field.

Research Publications Publication Date
Smith, A.B. and 68 others. 2019. Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate. Nature Climate Change 9:787-794. October 2019
Sanders, L.E., A. D. Chalfoun, and T. M. Scherr. Inter-species nest use by a Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology. September 2018
Sanders, L. E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Mechanisms underlying increased nest predation in natural gas fields: a test of the mesopredator release hypothesis. Ecosphere 10(5):e02738. May 2019
Sanders, L. E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018. Novel landscape elements within natural gas fields increase densities but not fitness of an important songbird nest predator. Biological Conservation 228:132-141. December 2018
Saab, V., Q. Latif, M. Rowland, T. Johnson, A. Chalfoun, S. Buskirk, J. Heyward and M. Dresser. Ecological Consequences of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks for Wildlife in Western North American Forests. Forest Science 60:539-559. June 2014
Robertson, B. A., and A. D. Chalfoun. Evolutionary traps as keys to understanding behavioral maladaptation. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. September 2016
R. P. Jakopak, L. E. Hall, and A. D. Chalfoun. Organizing the pantry: Cache management improves quality of overwinter food stores in a montane mammal. Journal of Mammalogy. November 2017
Martin, T.E., R.D. Bassar, S.K. Bassar, J.J. Fontaine, P. Lloyd, H. Mathewson, A. Niklison, and A. Chalfoun. 2006. Life history and ecological correlates of geographic variation in egg and clutch mass among passerine species. Evolution 60:390-398 | Abstract | Download April 2006
Mahoney, A. C., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2016. Reproductive success of Horned Lark and McCown’s Longspur in relation to wind energy infrastructure. Condor-Ornithological Applications 118:360-375 (Invited-special renewable energy issue). April 2016
Leah H. Yandow, Anna D. Chalfoun, and Daniel F. Doak. Climate tolerances and habitat requirements jointly shape the elevational distribution of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps). Diversity and Distributions 10(8). August 2015
Kramer, G. E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2012. Growth rate and relocation movements of Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) nestlings in relation to age. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:793-797. December 2012
Ibanez-Alamo, J.D., R. D. Magrath, J. C. Oteyza, A. D. Chalfoun, T. M. Haff, K. A. Schmidt, R. L. Thomson, and T. E. Martin. Nest predation research: Recent findings and future perspectives. Journal of Ornithology DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1207-4. April 2015
Hubbard, K. A., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2012. An experimental evaluation of potential scavenger effects on snake road mortality detections. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7:150-156. September 2012
Hubbard, K. A., A. D. Chalfoun, and K. G. Gerow. 2016. The relative influence of road characteristics and habitat on adjacent lizard populations in arid shrublands; Journal of Herpetology 50:29-36. January 2016
Hightower, J. N., J. D. Carlisle, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018. Nest Mortality of Sagebrush Songbirds Following a Severe Hailstorm. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:561-567. June 2018
Hethcoat, M. G., and Anna D. Chalfoun. 2015. Energy development and avian nest survival in Wyoming, USA: a test of a common disturbance index. Biological Conservation 184:327-334. February 2015
Hethcoat, M. G., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2015.Toward a mechanistic understanding of human-induced rapid environmental change: A case study linking energy development, nest predation, and predators. Journal of Applied Ecology. July 2015
Hall, L.E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018. What to eat in a warming world: Do increased temperatures necessitate hazardous duty pay? Oecologia 186:73-84. January 2018
Hall, L. E., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Behavioural plasticity modulates temperature-related constraints on foraging time for a montane mammal. Journal of Animal Ecology 88:363-375. November 2018
Hall, L. E., A. D. Chalfoun, E. A. Beever, and A. E. Loosen. 2016. Microrefuges and the occurrence of thermal specialists: Implications for wildlife persistence amidst changing temperatures. Climate Change Responses 3:1-12. October 2016
Gilbert, M. and A. D. Chalfoun. 2011.Energy development affects populations of sagebrush songbirds in Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:816-824. December 2011
Fletcher, R. J., Jr., L. Ries, J. Battin, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2007. The role of habitat area and edge in fragmented landscapes: definitively distinct or inevitably intertwined? (Invited paper), Canadian J. of Zoology 85:1017-1030. September 2007
Connell, L. C., L. M. Porensky, A. D. Chalfoun, and J. D. Scasta. 2019.Black-tailed prairie dog (Sciuridae: Cynomys ludovicianus) metapopulation response to novel sourced conspecific signals Animal Behaviour 150:189-199. April 2019
Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Within-season facultative shifts in nest-site selection in response to offspring predation risk: A win-stay, lose-switch strategy. Oecologia 163:885-892. September 2010
Chalfoun, A., and T. E. Martin. 2010. Parental investment decisions in response to ambient nest predation risk versus actual predation on the prior nest. The Condor 112:701-710. October 2010
Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Latitudinal variation in avian incubation attentiveness and an experimental test of the food limitation hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 73: 579-585. September 2007
Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2007. Assessments of habitat preferences and quality depend on spatial scale and metrics of fitness. J. of Applied Ecology 44: 983-992. September 2007
Chalfoun, A. D., and T. E. Martin. 2009. Habitat structure mediates predation risk for sedentary prey: Experimental tests of alternative hypotheses. J. of Animal Ecology 78:497-503. September 2009
Chalfoun, A. D., and K. Schmidt. 2012. Adaptive breeding-habitat selection: Is it for the birds?Auk (invited Perspectives in Ornithology article) 129:1-11. October 2012
Chalfoun, A. D., M. J. Ratnaswamy, and F. R. Thompson III. 2002. Songbird nest predators in forest-pasture edge and forest interior in a fragmented landscape. Ecological Applications 12(3):858-867. June 2002
Chalfoun, A. D., F. R. Thompson III., and M. J. Ratnaswamy. 2002. Nest predators and fragmentation: a review and meta-analysis. Conservation Biology 16(2):306-318. May 2002
Ceradini, J., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. When perception reflects reality: Non-native grass invasion alters small mammal risk landscapes and survival. Ecology and Evolution. January 2017
Ceradini, J. and A. Chalfoun. Species' traits help predict small mammal responses to habitat homogenization by cheatgrass invasion. Ecological Applications. July 2017
Carlisle, J.D., A. D. Chalfoun, K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Non-target effects of habitat manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse on songbirds: implications for the umbrella species concept. Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:439-455. May 2018
Carlisle, J. D., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2020. The abundance of Greater Sage-Grouse as a proxy for the abundance of sagebrush-associated songbirds in Wyoming, USA. Avian Conservation and Ecology. 15(2):16. https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01702-150216 | Abstract December 2020
Carlisle, J. D., L. E. Sanders, A. D. Chalfoun, and K. G. Gerow. Raptor nest-site use in relation to the proximity of coalbed methane development. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. January 2018
Carlisle, J. D., D. R. Stewart, and A. D. Chalfoun. An intertebrate ecosystem engineer likely covered under the umbrella of sage-grouse conservation. Western North American Naturalist. December 2017
Carlisle, J. D., D. A. Keinath, S. E. Albeke, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2018. Identifying Holes in the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Umbrella. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:948-957. July 2018
Barrile, G.M., A.D. Chalfoun, A.W. Walters. 2021. Infection status as the basis for habitat choices in a wild amphibian. American Naturalist 197: 128-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/711927 | Abstract January 2021
Barrile, G.M., A. D. Chalfoun, and A.W. Walters. 2021 Livestock grazing, climatic variation, and breeding phenology jointly shape disease dynamics and survival in a wild amphibian. Biological Conservation 261: 109247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109247 July 2021
Project Completion Date
Influence of Energy Development on Non-Game Sagebrush Birds III December 2017
Avian Community Response in GTNP December 2015
Columbia Spotted Frog Investigations December 2016
Small Mammal (SGCN): The Influence of exotic grassland plants February 2016
Alpine Habitat: Influence of Climate Change on Wildlife March 2017
The effectiveness of the Greater Sage-Grouse as an umbrella for non-game sagebrush SGCN June 2018
American Pika Status in Wyoming September 2012
Temporal and spatial patterns of raptor nest occupancy in areas of CBM August 2015
Response of Greater Sage Grouse to Habitat Treatments in Wyoming. December 2013
Small Mammal Distribution - Sagebrush habitats - SW Wyoming. June 2009
Evaluation of the impacts of road networks associated with energy developments on herpetefauna (SW WY) June 2012
Effects of pathways within Grand Teton National Park on avian abundance, distribution, diversity, and productivity of focal species November 2011
Impacts of the pine beetle epidemic on lodgepole wildlife SGCN in Wyoming. September 2012
Effects of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Grassland Birds December 2013
Influence of Energy Development on Non-Game Sagebrush Birds December 2010
Mechanistic Study of songbird energy development June 2014
Habitat Selection and Quality of Wood Frogs in the Bighorn Mountains June 2022
Full life-cycle effects of natural gas development on sagebrush-obligate songbirds June 2022
Habitat attributes of northern long-eared bat maternity roosts in Wyoming June 2021
Research and Monitoring of Wyoming Toad Reintroductions: Linking Survival, Behavior and Genetics to Inform Species Recovery June 2023
Great gray owl habitat selection and home range characteristics during the breeding and post-fledging periods June 2022
Survival of boreal toads across multiple life stages in relation to habitat, grazing, disease, and climate December 2020
Decadal abundance trends of avian SGCN in Wyoming's natural gas fields December 2020
Influence of Energy Development and Climatic Variability on Sagebrush Songbirds July 2022
Climatic variability and the productivity of non-game sagebrush birds December 2019
Black Rosy-Finch Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Selection During the Breeding Season December 2018
Boreal Toad Habitat Selection and Survival in Relation to Grazing Intensity and Disease Prevalence December 2017
Barrile, Gabriel
Master's
gbarrile@uwyo.edu

Brown, Carl
Master's
cbrown85@uwyo.edu

Carlin, Max
Master's
mcarlin@uwyo.edu

Cook, Katrina
Master's
kwoods3@uwyo.edu

Gura, Katherine
PhD
kgura@uwyo.edu

Rhea, Ashleigh
Master's
arhea@uwyo.edu

Scherr, Tayler
Master's
tscherr1@uwyo.edu

Shertzer, Emily
PhD
eshertze@uwyo.edu

Whittle, Ellen
Master's
ewhittl1@uwyo.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Whittle, E., I. Abernethy, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Maternity roost site selection by northern long-eared bats in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Webster, M., G. Barrile, A. Walters, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. ‘Dude! Where’s my pond?!' Evaluating the role of beaver activity in pond persistence over time. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2020. February 2020
Wagler, B., L. Sanders, and A. Chalfoun. 2017. Do reclaimed areas within natural gas fields augment deer mouse fitness and abundance? Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Scherr, Tayler, and Anna Chalfoun. 2018. Taming the temperature: Do birds select nest sites that modulate microclimatic variation? American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. April 2018
Scherr, T., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. The effects of multiple forms of habitat change on songbird nest site selection and reproductive success. Wyoming State Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Scherr, T., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. Taming the temperature: Evaluating the extent to which sagebrush songbirds can buffer microclimate with nest site selection. WY-TWS Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Scherr, T. M., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Understanding the effects of nest-site temperature on songbird reproductive fitness and parental care. Annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society, Anchorage, AK. June 2019
Sandsers, L., A. Chalfoun, and M. Kenney. 2017. Sagebrush songbirds mitigate nest predation risk via parental care behaviors. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Sanders, Lindsey, and Anna Chalfoun. 2015. Mechanisms underlying increased songbird nest predation rates with natural gas development. WLCI and Wyoming TWS joint meeting, Lander, WY 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Sanders, Lindsey and Anna Chalfoun. 2016. Is a mesopredator release underlying increased songbird nest predation near natural gas development? Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Sanders, Lindsey E., and Anna D. Chalfoun. 2017. What is sustaining higher nest predator abundance within natural gas fields? Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, East Lansing, MI, USA. August 2017
Sanders, L., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. Sagebrush songbird responses to density and proximity of energy development. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Sanders, L., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. What is sustaining higher nest predator abundance within natural gas fields? Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Sanders, L. E., L. E. Hall, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Warming temperatures lengthen breeding seasons, but lower productivity for a sagebrush-obligate songbird. Annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society, Anchorage, AK. June 2019
Rhiannon Jakopak, Embere Hall, Anna Chalfoun. 2015. Understanding the architecture of overwinter food caches in a montane mammal. Joint meeting of the WLCI and Wyoming TWS, Lander, WY, 1-3 December 2015. December 2015
Rhea, A., and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. An experimental evaluation of the effects of a synanthropic rodent on the nesting productivity of sagebrush songbirds. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Rhea, A., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. An experimental evaluation of the effects of a synanthropic rodent on the nesting productivity of sagebrush songbirds. WY-TWS Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Michael Hague, Anna D. Chalfoun, Scott Sillett. 2015. Habitat use, predation risk, and resource availability: Fitness trade-offs in an island endemic. Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY, 1-3 December 2015. December 2015
Macy Kenney, Lindsey Sanders, and Anna Chalfoun. 2016. Persnickety parents: How parental care behavior affects songbird nest success. Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society. November 2016
Joseph Ceradini and Anna Chalfoun. 2015. Using species' traits to predict small mammal responses to habitat alteration by invasive plants. Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY, 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Jason D. Carlisle, Anna D. Chalfoun , Douglas A. Keinath Shannon E. Albeke. 2015. Do sage-grouse core areas protect non-game wildlife of concern? Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Jason Carlisle, Anna Chalfoun, Kurt Smith, Jeffrey Beck. 2016. The non-target effects of sage-grouse habitat treatments on sagebrush-associated songbirds. Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Hall, L., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. Effects of temperature and precipitation on the reproductive investment and output of sagebrush songbirds. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Hall, L., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. Behavioral plasticity buffers temperature constraints on foraging time for a montane mammal. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Gura, K., B. Bedrosian, S. Patla, and A. Chalfoun. 2019. Great Gray Owl Habitat Selection and Home Range Characteristics During the Breeding Season. Annual meeting of the American Ornithological Society, Anchorage, AK. June 2019
Gura, K., A. Chalfoun, B. Bedrosian, and S. Patla. 2018. Great gray owl habitat selection and home range characteristics during the breeding season. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Gura, K. B. Bedrosian, S. Patla, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Great gray owl habitat selection and home range characteristics during the breeding season. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Gabe Barrile, Anna D. Chalfoun, Annika Walters. 2015. Boreal toad habitat selection and survival in relation to grazing intensity and disease prevalence. Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY, 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Gabe Barrile, Anna Chalfoun, Annika Walters. 2016. Boreal toad habitat selection and survival in relation to grazing intensity and disease prevalence. . Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Embere Hall, Anna Chalfoun, Erik Beever, Annie Loosen. 2015. Microrefugia in a warming world: Critical resource or simple perk? Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Embere Hall and Anna Chalfoun. 2016. What to eat in a warming world: Altering forage preferences may buffer climate stress. Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Cook, K., L. Tronstad, and A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Wood frog habitat selection and quality in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Cook, K., L. Tronstad, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. Wood Frog Habitat Selection and Quality in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. Annual Meeting of the Colorado Partners in Reptile and Amphibian Conservation. Longmont, CO. February 2020
Cook, K., L. Tronstad, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. Habitat Selection of a Relictual Amphibian Population Threatened by Disease. Annual meeting of the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Laramie, WY. February 2020
Chalfoun, Anna, Lindsey Sanders, and Tayler Scherr. 2018. Thy neighbors matter: An experimental test of the prey site partitioning hypothesis. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ. April 2018
Chalfoun, Anna D., Matthew G. Hethcoat, and Lindsey E. Sanders. 2017. Natural gas fields as ecological traps for nesting birds. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, East Lansing, MI, USA. August 2017
Chalfoun, A., M. Hethcoat, and L. Sanders. 2017. Natural gas fields as ecological traps for nesting birds. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Chalfoun, A., M. Gilbert, M. Hethcoat, L. Sanders, and T. Scherr. 2018. Are natural gas fields for the birds? An update on WLCI songbird research. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Conference, Laramie, Wyoming. November 2018
Chalfoun, A. D., Sanders, L. E., Scherr, T. M., and M. G. Hethcoat. 2019. Songbirds of the sagebrush sea: declines and mechanisms. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK. June 2019
Carlisle, Jason D., Anna D. Chalfoun, Douglas A. Keinath, Kurt T. Smith, Jeffrey L. Beck, Melanie A. Murphy, Shannon E. Albeke. 2017. The Greater Sage-Grouse as a conservation surrogate: Where are the holes in the umbrella? Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, East Lansing, MI, USA. August 2017
Carlisle, J., L. Hall, A. Chalfoun, K. Carr, and L. Sanders. 2017. Sage Thrashers raise the roof: Does an augmented nest structure conceal the nest from predators, or improve its microclimate? Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Carlin, M., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. Status of songbird species within western Wyoming gas fields following another decade of development. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Carlin, M., A. D. Chalfoun. 2019. Long-term responses of sagebrush songbirds to energy development. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Carl Brown and Anna Chalfoun. 2016. Temporal changes in snow and tundra use by an alpine-obligate passerine. 2016. Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Carl Brown and Anna Chalfoun. 2015. Distribution of an alpine-obligate passerine in relation to habitat and snowpack. Joint WLCI and Wyoming TWS meeting, Lander, WY, 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Brown, C., and A. Chalfoun. 2018. Temporal changes in snow and tundra use by an alpine-obligate passerine. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Brown, C., and A. Chalfoun. 2017. Temporal changes in snow and tundra use by an alpine-obligate passerine. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December, 2017. December 2017
Brittany Wagler, Lindsey Sanders, and Anna Chalfoun. 2016. Do reclaimed areas within natural gas fields augment small mammal body condition and abundance? Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Barrile, G., A.D. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2016. Boreal toad habitat selection and survival in relation to grazing intensity and disease prevalence. CO/WY AFS meeting, Laramie, WY. March 2016
Barrile, G., A. Walters, and A. Chalfoun. 2020. Buy high, sell low: an ecological investment strategy for population stability in a wild amphibian. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting 2020. February 2020
Barrile, G., A. D. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2019. Does habitat disturbance reduce breeding site fidelity of boreal toads in western Wyoming? Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, WY. November 2019
Barrile, G., A. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2018. Integrating count and capture-recapture data across multiple life-stages to model population dynamics of boreal toads in western Wyoming. WY-TWS and WLCI Joint Meeting, Laramie, WY. November 2018
Barrile, G., A. Chalfoun, and A. Walters. 2018. Habitat use and body temperature influence Boreal Toad disease risk in Western Wyoming. Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Laramie, Wyoming. February 2018
Barrile, G., A. Chalfoun and A. Walters. 2017. Boreal toad habitat selection in relation to livestock grazing and disease prevalence. Joint Meeting of the CO/WY/UT Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Grand Junction, CO. February 2017
Barrile, G., A. Chalfoun,, and A. Walters. 2017. Habitat use and body temperature influence boreal toad disease risk in western Wyoming. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY, 5-7 December 2017. December 2017
Ashleigh Rhea, Jason Carlisle, Anna Chalfoun. 2016. Variation in nestling size in three species of sagebrush songbirds. Annual Meeting of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Cody, Wyoming. November 2016
Anna D. Chalfoun, Matthew G. Hethcoat, Tracey N. Johnson Lindsey E. Sanders. 2015. Mechanisms underlying effects of energy development on wildlife: An update on WLCI songbird research. Joint Wyoming TWS and WLCI meeting, Lander, WY, 1-3 December, 2015. December 2015
Technical Publications Publication Date
2013 Annual Report - Effects of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Grassland Birds | Download July 2013
2012 Annual Report - Mechanistic Study of Songbird Energy Development Impacts | Download June 2012
2012 Annual Report - Effects of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Grassland Birds. | Download July 2012
2012 Annual - The Effectiveness of Sage-Grouse Core Areas as an Umbrella for Non-Game Species | Download March 2013
2011 Annual Report - Mechanistic Study of Songbird Energy Development Impacts | Download June 2011
2011 Annual Report - Effects of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Grassland Birds | Download June 2011