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

Kansas Staff Member


Dr. Jack F. Cully

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (785) 532 - 6534
Email: bcully@ksu.edu
Faculty Website

Biography

I was raised and educated in New Mexico. Ph.D from UNM Biology in 1984. Post-doc at the Vector Biology Lab at the University of Notre Dame, Brief stint with US Fish and Wildlife Service. Current position at KSCFWRU began in 1994.. Ecology of Yersinia pestis in prairie dogs. Black-tailed prairie dog behavioral ecology. Evolutionary Ecology, Disease Ecology

Research Publications Publication Date
Winter, S. L., and J. F. Cully, Jr. Submitted. Lack of cowbird nest parasitism in a shortgrass region. Prairie Naturalist 37:43-45. February 2005
Winter, S. L., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2007. Burrowing owl associations with black-tailed pprairie dog colonies in southwestern Kansas and southeastern Colorado. Prairie Naturalist 39(2):69-75. October 2007
Winter, S. L., R. E. Charlton, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2000. A new county breeding record for black-billed magpies: Symptom of habitat changes in a grassland landscape. Bulletin of the Kansas Ornithological Society 51:25-28. January 2000
Winter, S. L., J. F. Cully, Jr., and J. S. Pontius. 2003. Breeding season avifauna of prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in shortgrass prairie. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. vol. 106:129-138, Autumn 2003. September 2003
Winter, S. L., J. F. Cully, Jr., and J. S. Pontius. 2002. Vegetation of prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado. Journal of Range Management 55:502-508. September 2002
VanNimwegen, R. L., J. Kretzer, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2008. Ecosystem engineering by a colonial mammal: How black-tailed prairie dogs structure rodent communities. Ecology 89:3298-3305. December 2008
Thiagarajan, B., Y. Bai, K. L. Gage, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2008. Prevalence of Yersinia pestis in rdents and fleas associated with black-tailed prairie dogs at Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:731-736. July 2008
Thiagarajan, B., J. F. Cully, Jr., T. M. Loughin, J. A. Montenieri, and K. L. Gage. 2008. Geographic variation in rodent-flea relationships in the presence of black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Journal of Vector Ecology 33:178-190. June 2008
Stewart, A., S. Egbert, C. Lauver, E. Martinko, K. Price, D. Peterson, S. Park, C. Blodgett, and J. Cully. 2000. Land cover mapping for GAP: a hybrid classification approach to identifying the vegetation of Kansas. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. September 2000
Pearse, A. T., J. F. Cavitt, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2004. Effects of food supplementation on female nest attentiveness and incubation mate-feeding in two sympatric wren species. Wilson Bulletin 116:23-30 January 2004
Miller, S. D., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2001. Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Conservation: Introduction to the special section. Journal of Mammalogy 82:889-893. November 2001
Michaels, H. L., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 1998. Landscape and fine scale habitat associations of the loggerhead shrike. Wilson Bull. 110:474-482. August 1998
Kretzer, J. E., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2001. A new Kansas record for Bolborhombus sallaei sallaei Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaiedae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 74:40. June 2001
Kretzer, J. A., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2001. Prairie dog effects on harvester ant species diversity and density. Journal of Range Management 54:11-14. January 2001
Kretzer, J. A., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2001. Black-tailed prairie dog effects on reptile and amphibian community composition in Kansas shortgrass prairie. Southwestern Naturalist 46:171-177. June 2001
Kostelnick, J. C., D. L. Peterson, S. L. Egbert, K. M. McNyset, and J. F. Cully. In Press. Ecological niche modeling of black-tailed prairie dog habitts in Kansas using geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and genetic algorithm for risk-set prediction (GARP). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 110:186-200. October 2007
Keller, A. D., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2002. Small Mammal Responses To Tallgrass Prairie Restoration From Fescue Pastures (Kansas). Ecological Restoration 20:279-280. December 2002
Johnson, T. L., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2005. Effects of colony connectivity on the spread of sylvatic plague (Yersinia pestis) in black-tailed prairie dogs across the Great Plains. Second Symposium Proceedings, The History, Ecology, and Economy of the Thunder Basin Prairie Ecosystem. J. B. Haufler, ed. CD June 2005
Johnson, T. L., J. F. Cully, Jr., S. K. Collinge, C. Ray, C. M. Frey, B. K. Sandercock. 2011. Spread of sylvatic plague among black-tailed prairie dogs is associated with colony spatial characteristics. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:357-368. January 2011
Jensen. W. E., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2005. Geographic variation in cowbird parasitism and dickcissel nesting success in Great Plains tallgrass prairie. The Auk 122:148-660. April 2005
Jensen. W. E., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2005. Density-dependent habitat selection by a brood-parasitic cowbird in tallgrass prairie. Oecologia 142:136-149 February 2005
Hoch, G. A., and J. F. Cully, Jr. 1999. Effects of temporal variability in ground data collection on classification accuracy. Geocarto International 14:5-11. December 1999
Cully, J. F., Jr., and S. L. Winter. 2000. Evaluation of Land Condition Trend Analysis on a Kansas military training site. Environmental Management 25:625-633. January 2000
Cully, J. F., Jr., and H. L. Michaels. 2000. Henslow's sparrows habitat associations on Kansas tallgrass prairie. Wilson Bulletin 112:115-123. January 2000
Cully, J. F., Jr., and E. S. Williams. 2001. Interspecific comparisons of sylvatic plague in prairie dogs. Journal of Mammalogy 82:894-905. November 2001
Cully, J. F., Jr., T. L. Johnson, S. K. Collinge, and C. Ray. In Press. Disease limits populations: Plague and black-tailed prairie dogs. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases | Download January 2010
Cully, J. F., Jr., S. K. Collinge, R. E. VanNimwegen, C. Ray, W. P. Johnson, B. Thiagarajan, D. B. Conlin, and B. Holmes. 2010. Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Ecography 33:1-11. | Download January 2010
Cully, J. F., Jr., P. R. Lemons, II, and R. D. Applegate. 1999. Results of a wild turkey release in Kansas tallgrass prairie. Prairie Naturalist 31:33-41. November 1999
Cully, J. F., Jr., L. G. Carter, and K. L. Gage. 2000. New records of sylvatic plague in Kansas. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36:389-392. January 2000
Cully, J. F., Jr., D. E. Biggins, and D. S. Seery. 2006. Conservation of black-tailed prairie dogs in areas with a history of sylvatic plague. Pps. 157-168 In: J. L. Hoogland (Ed. ). Conservation of the black-tailed prairie dog. Island Press. January 2006
Cully, J. F., Jr. 2002. Plague in black-tailed prairie dogs: Implications for management at Thunder Basin National Grassland. Pp not numbered. In: The history, ecology and economy of the Thunder Basin Prairie Ecosystem, N. O. Geehan and J. Haufler eds. June 2002
Cully, J. F., Jr. 1999. Lone star tick abundance, fire, and bison grazing in tallgrass prairie. J. Range Manage. 52:139-144. January 1999
Cully, A. C., J. F. Cully, Jr., and R D. Hiebert. 2003. Exotic plant species in tallgrass prairie fragments. Conservation Biology 17:990-998. August 2003
Collinge, S. K., W. C. Johnson, C. Ray, R. Matchett, J. Gersten, J. F. Cully, Jr., K. S. Gage, M. Y. Kosoy, J. E. Loye, and A. P. Martin. 2005. Testing the generality of a trophic cascade model for plague. EcoHealth 1(1):1-11. March 2005
Collinge, S. K., W. C. Johnson, C. Ray, R. Matchett, J. Gersten, J. F. Cully, Jr., K. L. Gage, M. L. Kosoy, J. E. Loye, and A. P. Martin. 2005. Landscape structure and plague occurrence in black-tailed prairie dogs. Landscape Ecology 20:941-945 November 2005
Collinge, S. K., C. Ray, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2008. Effects of disease on keystone species, dominant species, and their communities. Cary ConferenceProceedings. February 2008
Brinkerhoff, R. J., C. Ray, B. Thiagarajan, S. K. Collinge, J. F. Cully, Jr., B. Holmes, and K. L. Gage. 2008. Prairie dog presence affects occurrence of disease vectors on small mammals. Ecography 31:654-662. July 2008
Bai, Y., M. Y. Kosoy, J. F. Cully, Jr., T. Bala, C. Ray, S. K. Collinge. 2007. Acquisition of non-specific Bartonella strains by the northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 61:438-448 August 2007
Bai, Y., M. Y. Kosoy, C. H. Calisher, J. F. Cully, Jr., and S. K. Collinge. 2009. Effects of rodent community diversity and composition on prevalence of an endemic bacterial pathogen - Bartonella. Biodiversity 10:3-11 | Download October 2009
Augustine, D. J., M. R. Matchett, T. P. Toombs, J. F. Cully, Jr., T. L. Johnson, J. G. Sidle. 2008. Spatiotemporal dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies affected by plague. Landscape Ecology DOI: 10. 1007/s10980-007-9175-6 September 2008
Augustine, D. J., J. F. Cully, Jr., T. L. Johnson. In Press. Influence of fire on black-tailed prairie dog colony expansion in shortgrass steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62(1):89-97. 2007 September 2007
Technical Publications Publication Date
Cully, J., S. Egbert, J. Harrington, T. Hornemann, G. Kaufman, C. Lauver, E. Martinko, and K. Price. 2002. A Gap Analysis of Kansas. Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Manhattan, Kansas. August 2002
Cully, J. F., Jr. and T. L. Johnson. 2004. Annual Report: Prairie Dog colonies Five National Grasslands. Presented to U.S. Forest Service, Comanche, Cimarron, Kiowa and Rita Blanca, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands. October 2004
Cully, J. F., Jr. and T. L. Johnson. 2003. Annual Report: Prairie Dog colonies Five National Grasslands. Presented to U.S. Forest Service, Comanche, Cimarron, Kiowa and Rita Blanca, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands. December 2003
Cully, J. F., Jr. and T. L. Johnson. 2002. Annual Report: Prairie Dog colonies Five National Grasslands. Presented to U.S. Forest Service, Comanche, Cimarron, Kiowa and Rita Blanca, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands. December 2002
Cully, J. F., Jr. and T. L. Johnson. 2001. Annual Report: Prairie Dog colonies Five National Grasslands. Presented to U.S. Forest Service, Comanche, Cimarron, Kiowa and Rita Blanca, and Thunder Basin National Grasslands. December 2001
Cully, J. F., Jr. 2002. Final Report Summaries: Kansas Gap analysis project. Gap Analysis Bulletin No. 11:59-60 December 2002
Cully, J. F. 2009. 2009 Project report: Black-tailed prairie dog colony mapping at the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. Photocopy on file at Cibola National Forest Office, Albuquerque. December 2009
Abstract of presentation to landscape ecology of plague in the American Southwest. Edited by Chris Brand - National Wildlife Health Lab. Madison, WI. September 2001