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

Vermont Staff Member


Dr. Therese M. Donovan

Terri Donovan

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (802) 656 - 2516
Email: tdonovan@usgs.gov
Alt. Email: tdonovan@uvm.edu

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Education

  • Ph D University of Missouri-Columbia 1994
  • MS Eastern Illinois University 1986
  • BS Eastern Illinois University 1986
  • BS Eastern Illinois University 1984

Biography

Terri joined the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2000, where she is the Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Teaching Interest

With a background in education, Terri is an avid teacher and enjoys working with all age groups. Current teaching efforts include an on-line Principles of Modeling course and an on-line Conservation Biology and Modeling course, both geared for graduate students and professionals. Terri also directs the Spreadsheet Project, a suite of tutorials on quantitative data analysis and modeling in ecology, and oversees the development of the Adaptive Management Toolkit, a suite of R packages to enable adaptive management.

Research Interest

Terri's research emphases include population dynamics, population modeling and structured decision making, landscape ecology, and conservation biology. Current research efforts focus on adaptive management for both game and non-game species.

Research Publications Publication Date
Winter, M., J. A. Shaffer, D. H. Johnson, T. M. Donovan, W. D. Svedarsky, P. W. Jones, and B. R. Euliss. 2005. Habitat and nesting of Le Conte's Sparrows in the northern tallgrass prairie. Journal of Field Ornithology 76:61�71. April 2005
Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, T. M. Donovan, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2006. How consistent are the effects of patch size and landscape composition on density and nest success of grassland birds? Journal of Wildlife Management 70:158-172. June 2006
Watrous, K. S., T. M. Donovan, R. Mickey, S. R. Darling, A. Hicks, and S. Von Oettengen. 2006. Predicting and mapping the minimum habitat requirements of the Indiana Bat in the Champlain Valley. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1228-1237 | Download December 2006
Van Horn, M. A., and T. M. Donovan. 1994. Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus). In The Birds of North America, No. 88 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington D. C. : The American Ornithologists' Union. January 1994
Troy, A., A. M. Strong, S. C. Bosworth, T. M. Donovan, N. J. Buckley. 2005. Attitudes of dairy farmers regarding adoption of management practices for grassland songbirds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:528-538. | Abstract | Download October 2005
Tierney, G., B. Mitchell;, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. D. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, and F. Dieffenbach. 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2013
Thompson, F. R. III, T. M. Donovan, R. DeGraaf, J. Faaborg, and S. K. Robinson. 2002. A multi-scale perspective of the effects of forest fragmentation on birds in eastern forests. Studies in Avian Biology 25:8-19. December 2002
Thompson, F. R. III, S. K. Robinson, T. M. Donovan, J. Faaborg, and D. Whitehead. 2000. Biogeographic, landscape, and local factors affecting cowbird abundance and host parasitism levels. Pages 271-279 In Ecology and management of cowbirds (T. Cooke, S. K. Robinson, S. I. Rothstein, S. G. Sealy, J. N. M. Smith, eds. ). University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. January 2001
Smith, K. W., W. S. Keeton, T. M. Donovan, and B. Mitchell. 2008. Stand-level forest structure in avian habitat: scale dependencies in predicting occurrences in a heterogeneous forest. Forest Science 54:36-46. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website February 2008
Shustack, D. P., A. M. Strong, and T. M. Donovan. 2010. Habitat use patterns of Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows in the northeastern United States. Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(2): 11. [online] URL: http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art11/ | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2010
Schwenk, W. S., and T. M. Donovan. 2011. A multi-species framework for landscape conservation planning. Conservation Biology 25:1010-1021. | Abstract | Download October 2011
Schwenk, W. S., T. M. Donovan, W. S. Keeton, and J. S. Nunery. 2012. Carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity: comparing ecosystem services with multi-criteria decision analysis. Ecological Applications 22:1612-1627. | Abstract | Download July 2012
Rosenblatt, E., J. DeBow, J. Blouin, T. Donovan, J. Murdoch, S. Creel, W. Rogers, K. Gieder, N. Forti, and C. Alexander. Juvenile moose (Alces alces) stress and nutrition dynamics relate to landscape characteristics, climate-mediated factors, and survival. Conservation Physiology 9:coab048. | Abstract | Download July 2021
Robinson, S. K., F. R. Thompson III, T. M. Donovan, D. R. Whitehead, and J. Faaborg. 1995. Regional forest fragmentation and the nesting success of migratory birds. Science 267:1987-1990. | Download January 1995
Rinehart, K., T. Donovan, B. Mitchell, R. Long. 2009. Factors influencing occupancy patterns of Eastern Newts across Vermont. Journal of Herpetology 43(3):521-531. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2009
Puchala, E.A., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2016. Predicting the stability of endangered Stonecats (Noturus flavus) in the LaPlatte River, Vermont. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 903-912. | Abstract June 2016
Perlut, N., C. Freeman-Gallant, A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, and N. J. Zalik. 2008. Agricultural management affects evolutionary processes in a migratory songbird. Molecular Ecology 17:1248-1255. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website February 2008
Perlut, N., A. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. Buckley. 2006. Grassland songbirds in a dynamic management landscape: behavioral responses and management strategies. Ecological Applications 16:2235-2247. | Download December 2006
Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. J. Buckley. 2008. Regional population viability of grassland songbirds: effects of agricultural management. Biological Conservation 141:3139-3151. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2008
Perlut, N. G., A. M. Strong, T. M. Donovan, and N. J. Buckley. 2008. Grassland songbird survival and recruitment in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes: implications for source-sink demography. Ecology 89:1941-1952. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2008
Pearman-Gillman, S., M. Duveneck, J. Murdoch, and T. M. Donovan. 2020. Species distribution changes under alternative landscape futures: Using a scenario framework to identify drivers and consequences of landscape change on wildlife in New England. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:164. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00164. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2020
Pearman-Gillman, S., M. Duveneck, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. 2020. Wildlife resistence and protection in a changing New England landscape. PLOS ONE 15(9): e0239525. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239525 | Abstract | Publisher Website September 2020
Pearman-Gillman, S, J. E. Katz, R. Mickey, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. 2020. Predicting wildlife distribution patterns in New England USA with expert elicitation techniques. Global Ecology and Conservation 21:e00853. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2020
Noa, L., D. H. Hirth, T. M. Donovan, and D. Cimprich. 2007. Demographic differences of black-capped vireos in two habitat types in central Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1042-1049. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2007
Murdoch, J., H. Davie, M. Galbadrah, T. Donovan, and R. Reading. 2013. Do Siberian marmots influence toad-headed agama occupancy? Examining the influence of marmot colonies and three steppe habitats in Mongolia. Journal of Arid Environments 92:76-80. | Download January 2013
Mitchell, B. R., and T. M. Donovan. Mob mentality: the effect of a mobbing tape on detections during point count surveys. Open Ornithology Journal 1:8-19. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2008
McKenny, H., W. S. Keeton, and T. M. Donovan. 2006. The effects of structure-based forestry on red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) populations in northern hardwood forests. Forest Ecology and Management 230:186-196. April 2006
Martin, T. E., D. F. DeSante, C. R. Paine, T. M. Donovan, R. Dettmers, J. Manolis, and K. Burton. 1995. Breeding productivity and adult survival in nongame birds. Pages 23-26 In Our living resources: A report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U. S. plants, animals, and ecosystems (E. T. LaRoe, editor). U. S. D. I. National Biological Service, Washington D. C. January 1995
Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, W. J. Zielinski, and J. S. Buzas. 2007. Effectiveness of scat detection dogs for detecting forest carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2007-2017. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2007
Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, W. J. Zielinski, and J. S. Buzas. 2007. Comparing scat detection dogs, cameras, and hair snares for surveying carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2018-2025. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2007
Long, R. A., T. M. Donovan, P. MacKay, J. S. Buzas, and W. J. Zielinski. Predicting carnivore occurrence using data collected with multiple, noninvasive methods.Landscape Ecology 26:327-340. | Abstract | Download October 2010
Katz, J., S. Hafner, and T. Donovan. 2016. Tools for automated acoustic monitoring within the R package monitoR. Bioacoustics. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2016.1138415 | Abstract | Publisher Website January 2016
Katz, J., S. Hafner, and T. Donovan. 2016. Assessment of Error Rates in Acoustic Monitoring with the R package monitoR. Bioacoustics. DOI:10.1080/09524622.2015.1133320 | Abstract | Publisher Website January 2016
Katz, J. and T. M. Donovan. 2017. AMModels: Adaptive Management Model Manager. R package version 0.1.2. February 2016
Jones, P. W., and T. M. Donovan. Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus). 1996. In The Birds of North America, No. 261 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. ). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington D. C. : The American Ornithologists' Union. January 1996
Howell, C. A., S. C. Latta, T. M. Donovan, P. A. Porneluzi, and J. Faaborg. 2000. Landscape effects mediate breeding bird abundance in midwestern forests. Landscape Ecology 15:547-563. January 2001
Howe, E., J. E. Marsden, T. M. Donovan, and R. Lamberson. 2012. A life cycle approach to modeling sea lamprey population dynamics in the Lake Champlain basin to evaluate alternative control strategies. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:101-114. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2011
Hochachka, W. M., T. E. Martin, V. Artman, C. R. Smith, S. J. Hejl, D. E. Andersen, D. Curson, L. Petit, N. Mathews, T. Donovan, E. E. Klaas, P. B. Wood, J. C. Manolis, K. P. McFarland, J. V. Nichols, J. C. Bednarz, D. M. Evans, J. P. Duguay, S. Garner, J. Tewksbury, K. L. Purcell, J. Faaborg, C. B. Goguen, C. Rimmer, R. Dettmers, M. Knutson, J. A. Collazo, L. Garner, D. Whitehead, and G. Geupel. 1999. Scale dependence in the effects of forest coverage on parasitization by brown-headed cowbirds. Studies in Avian Biology 18:80-88. January 1999
Hall, C. A. S., P. W. Jones, T. M. Donovan, and J. P. Gibbs. 2000. Neoclassical economics and its effects on wildlife and wildlife management. The Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:16-25. January 2001
Farrell, L. E. D M. Levy, T. Donovan, R. Mickey, A. Howard, J. Vashon, M. Freeman, K. Royar, and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2018. Landscape connectivity for bobcat (Lynx rufus) and lynx (Lynx canadensis) in the northeastern Northeastern United States. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0194243. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194243 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2018
Faaborg, J., M. Brittingham, T. M. Donovan, and J. Blake. 1995. Neotropical migrant responses to habitat fragmentation in the temperate zone. In The ecology and management of Neotropical migratory birds (T. E. Martin and D. Finch, eds. ). Oxford Press. January 1995
Faaborg, J., F. R. Thompson III, S. K. Robinson, T. M. Donovan, D. R. Whitehead, and J. Brawn. 1998. Understanding fragmented Midwestern landscapes: The future. Pages 193-208 In Avian Conservation: Research and management (J. M. Marzluff and R. Sallabanks, eds. ). Island Press, Washington D. C. January 1998
Espenshade, J., J. D. Murdoch, T. M. Donovan, R. E. Manning, and C. A. Bettigole. 2018. Public acceptability of development in the Northern Forest of Vermont, USA – the influence of wildlife information, recreation involvement, and demographic characteristics. PLoS ONE 13(12):e0203515. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2018
Duerr, A., D. E. Capen, and T. M. Donovan. 2007. Wildlife management increases breeding dispersal in double-crested cormorants. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2565-2574. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website November 2007
Duerr, A., D. E. Capen, and T. M. Donovan. 2012. Energetic considerations for managing double-crested cormorants on Lake Champlain. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:131-140. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2011
Driscoll, M. L., and T. M. Donovan. 2004. Landscape context moderates edge effects: Nesting success of Wood Thrushes in central New York. Conservation Biology 18:1330-1338. | Download October 2004
Driscoll, M. L., T. M. Donovan, R. Mickey, A. Howard, and K. Fleming. 2005. Determinants of Wood Thrush nesting success: a multi-scale, model selection approach. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:699-708. | Download May 2004
Donovan. T. M., C. Balantic, J. Katz, M. Massar, R. Knutson, K. Duh, P. W. Jones, K. Epstein, J. Lacasse-Roger, and J. Dias. 2021. Remote Ecological Monitoring with Smartphones and Tasker. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 12:163–173. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2021
Donovan, T.M., and R. M. Mickey. 2019. Bayesian Statistics for Beginners. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. May 2019
Donovan, T.M., M.D. Freeman, A. Howard, K. Royar, H. Abouelezz, and R. Mickey. 2011. Quantifying home range habitat requirements for bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Vermont. Biological Conservation 144:2799-2809. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2011
Donovan, T.M. and J. E Katz. 2018. AMModels: An R package for storing models, data, and metadata to facilitate adaptive management. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0188966. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188966 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website January 2018
Donovan, T., and J. Hines. 2007. Exercises in occupancy modeling and estimation. Electronic book. | Publisher Website December 2007
Donovan, T., K. E. Freemark, B. Maurer, L. Petit, S. K. Robinson, and V. Saab. 1999. Setting local and regional objectives for the persistence of bird populations. In Strategies for bird conservation: The Partners in Flight planning process (R. E. Bonney, D. Pashley, R. J. Cooper, and L. Niles, eds. ). http://birds. cornell. edu/pifcapemay. Proceedings RMRS-P-15. Ogden, UT: U. S. D. A., Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Statiion, 281 p. January 1999
Donovan, T., Brown, M., & Katz, J. 2015. Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit R Projects: R for Fledglings. Retrieved from https://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/vtcfwru/R/?Page=fledglings/fledglings.htm January 2015
Donovan, T. M., and J. G. Goetz. 1999. Exploring demographic and environmental stochasticity with spreadsheets. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80:235-239. January 1999
Donovan, T. M., and F. R. Thompson, III. 2001. Modeling the ecological trap hypothesis: A landscape and sensitivity analysis for a migrant songbird. Ecological Applications 11:871-882. | Download April 2000
Donovan, T. M., and C. Welden. 2002. Spreadsheet exercises in ecology and evolution. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. 556 pages. | Publisher Website January 2002
Donovan, T. M., and C. Welden. 2002. Spreadsheet exercises in conservation biology and landscape ecology. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. 464 pages. | Publisher Website January 2002
Donovan, T. M., and C. M. Stanley. 1995. A new method of determining ovenbird age on the basis of rectrix shape. Journal of Field Ornithology 66:247-252. January 1995
Donovan, T. M., and C. Flather. 2002. Relationships among North American songbird trends, habitat fragmentation, and landscape occupancy. Ecological Applications. 12:364-374. | Download September 2001
Donovan, T. M., and A. M. Strong. 2002. Linkages between landscape theory and population dynamics: a review of empirical evidence. Pages 35-54 In: J. Bissonnette and I. Storch, editors. Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press. December 2002
Donovan, T. M., R. H. Lamberson, A. Kimber, F. R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 1995. Modeling the effects of habitat fragmentation on source and sink demography of Neotropical migrant birds. Conservation Biology 9:1396-1407. | Download January 1995
Donovan, T. M., P. W. Jones, E. M. Annand, and F. R. Thompson III. 1997. Variation in local-scale edge effects: Mechanisms and landscape context. Ecology 78:2064-2075. | Download January 1997
Donovan, T. M., J. Buzas, P. W. Jones, H. L. Gibbs. 2006. Tracking dispersal in birds: assessing the potential of elemental markers. Auk 123:1-12. April 2006
Donovan, T. M., G. S. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk, and J. H. Dinitz. 2012. Estimating landscape carrying capacity through maximum clique analysis. Ecological Applications 22:2265-2276. | Abstract | Download December 2012
Donovan, T. M., F. R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 2000. Cowbird distribution at different scales of fragmentation: Tradeoffs between breeding and feeding opportunities. Pages 255-264 In Ecology and management of cowbirds (T. Cooke, S. K. Robinson, S. I. Rothstein, S. G. Sealy, J. N. M. Smith, eds. ). University of Texas Press, Austin, TX. | Download January 2001
Donovan, T. M., F. R. Thompson III, J. Faaborg, and J. Probst. 1995. Reproductive success of migratory birds in habitat sources and sinks. Conservation Biology 9:1380-1395. | Download January 1995
Donovan, T. M., D. Clark, R. W. Howe, and B. Danielson. 1996. Metapopulations and the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in the Midwest. In Managing Midwest landscapes for the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds (F. R. Thompson III, editor). North Central Forest Experiment Station General Technical Report NC-187. January 1996
Donovan, T. M., C. Danforth, D. Shustack. 2008. Predicting annual fecundity from nest success. Open Ornithology Journal 1:20-28. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website July 2008
Donovan, T. M., C. Beardmore, D. Bonter, J. Brawn, J. A. Fitzgerald, R. Ford, S. Geautreax, L. George, C. Hunter, T. E. Martin, J. Price, K. Rosenberg, P. Vickery, and T. Bentley Wigley. (The Partners in Flight Research Working Group). 2002. Priority research needs for conservation of Neotropical migrants. Journal of Field Ornithology 73:329-338. | Download September 2001
Donovan, T. M, and R. H. Lamberson. 2001. Area-sensitive distribution patterns can counteract the negative effects of habitat fragmentation on breeding birds. Ecology 82:1170-1179. | Download March 2000
DeBow, J., J. Blouin, E. Rosenblatt, K. Gieder, W. Cottrell, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. 2021. Effects of winter ticks and internal parasites on moose survival in Vermont, USA. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.22101 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2021
Cornell, K., and T. Donovan. 2010. Effects of spatial habitat heterogeneity on habitat selection and annual fecundity for a forest songbird. Landscape Ecology 25:109-122. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website January 2010
Cornell, K. L, and T. M. Donovan. 2010. Scale-dependent mechanisms of habitat selection for a migratory passerine: An experimental approach. Auk 127:899-908. | Abstract | Download November 2010
Cherukuri, A, A. Strong, and T. M. Donovan. 2018. Developing a monitoring protocol for least bitterns (Ixobrychis exilis) in New England: Detection probability and occupancy modeling. Northeastern Naturalist 25:56-71. https://doi.org/10.1656/045.025.0104 | Abstract | Publisher Website January 2018
Chellman, I.C., D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Donovan. 2017. Estimating population demographic parameters for the mudpuppy (Necturus maculosus) in Vermont. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 12(2):422-434. | Abstract August 2017
Brown, M., C. D. Canham, L. Murphy, and T. M. Donovan. 2018. Timber harvest as the predominant disturbance regime in northeastern U.S. forests: effects of harvest intensification. Ecosphere 9:1-19. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.2062 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2018
Brown, M. L., T. M. Donovan, W. S. Schwenk, and D. M. Theobald. 2013. Predicting impacts of future human population growth and development on occupancy rates of forest-dependent birds . Biological Conservation. Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 0006-3207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.039 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2013
Brown, M. L., T. M. Donovan, R. M. Mickey, G. S. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk, and D. S. Theobald. 2017. Predicting effects of future development on a territorial forest songbird: methodology matters. Landscape Ecology 33:93-108. DOI 10.1007/s10980-017-0586-8 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2017
Brauer, C., T. Donovan, R. Mickey, J. Katz, and B. Mitchell. 2016. A comparison of acoustic montoring methods for common anurans of the northeastern United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:140-149. | Publisher Website February 2016
Bonter, D. N., T. M. Donovan, and E. W. Brooks. 2007. Daily changes in energetic condition in landbirds during migration stopover on the south shore of Lake Ontario. Auk 124:122-133 | Abstract | Download January 2007
Bonter, D. N., T. M. Donovan, E. Brooks. 2008. What are we missing with ground-level mist nets? Using elevated nets at a migration stopover site. Journal of Field Ornithology 79:314-320. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2008
Bonter, D. N., S. A. Gauthreaux, Jr., and T. M. Donovan. 2009. Characteristics of important stopover locations for migrating birds: Remote sensing with radar in the Great Lakes Basin. Conservation Biology 23:440-448. | Abstract | Download April 2009
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, J. Hines, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, N. Fortin, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. 2021. Moose habitat selection and fitness consequences during two critical winter tick life stages in Vermont, USA. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:642276. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website May 2021
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Modeling moose habitat use by age, sex, and season in Vermont, USA using high-resolution lidar and National Land Cover data. Alces 57:71-98. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website September 2021
Bettigole, C., T. M. Donovan, R. Manning, and J. Austin. 2013. Normative standards for land use in Vermont: Implications for biodiversity. Biological Conservation. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2013
Bettigole, C., T. Donovan, R. Manning, J. Austin, and R. Long. 2013. Acceptability of residential development in a regional landscape: Potential effects on wildlife occupancy patterns. Biological Conservation. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2013
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species. Ecology and Evolution 9(18)10582-10600. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5579 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2019
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Statistical learning mitigation of false positive detections in automated acoustic wildlife monitoring. Bioacoustics 29(3):296-321. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2019.1605309 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website May 2019
Balantic, C., and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Dynamic wildlife occupancy models using automated acoustic monitoring data. Ecological Applications 29(3):e01854. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2019
Balantic, C., and T. Donovan. 2020. AMMonitor: Remote monitoring of biodiversity in an adaptive framework with R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:869-877. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13397 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2020
Aylward, C. J. D. Murdoch, T. M. Donovan, C. W. Kilpatrick, C. Bernier, and J. Katz. 2018. Estimating distribution and connectivity of recolonizing American marten (Martes americana) in the northeastern United States using expert elicitation techniques. Animal Conservation. doi:10.1111/acv.12417 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2018
Abouelezz, H. G, T. M. Donovan, J. Murdoch. R. M. Mickey, M. Freeman, and K. Royar. 2018. Landscape composition mediates movement and habitat selection in bobcats (Lynx rufus): Implications for conservation planning. Landscape Ecology 33:1301-1318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0654-8 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2018
Project Completion Date
Adaptive Management with AMMonitor August 2025
Effects of habitat, density, and climate on moose and winter tick ecology in the northeast US August 2024
Population Dynamics, Foraging Ecology, and Optimal Management of Double-crested Cormorants on Lake Champlain December 2008
Grassland Population Viability in the Champlain Valley December 2009
Acoustical Monitoring of Biodiversity and Phenology: A Pilot Wildlife Monitoring Partnership for Adaptive Management December 2012
Structured Decision Making for Land Use Planning in Vermont: Integrating Social and Ecological Objectives March 2015
Using Relational Databases to Improve Structured Decision Making for Natural Resource Management September 2012
Predicting Impacts of Future Human Population Growth and Development on Forest-dependent Wildlife Species June 2012
Identifying Important Stopover Locations for Migrating Birds January 2003
Habitat Selection and Demography of Forest Songbirds in Mixed Landscapes January 2007
Minimum Habitat Requirements of the Indiana Bat in the Champlain Valley December 2006
Vermont Biodiversity Monitoring Project December 2012
Home Range, Habitat use, and Movements of Bobcats in Vermont December 2010
Wildlife Monitoring in the U.S. National Parks with Cell Phones September 2023
Population Ecology of Moose in Vermont June 2024
Integrated Forest Ecosystem Assessment to Support Sustainable Management Decisions in a Changing Climate September 2019
Advancing Adaptive Management of Harvested Animals with R June 2019
Advancing Adaptive Management in the Riverside East Solar Energy Zone January 2020
Brown, Michelle
PhD
mbrown19@uvm.edu

Clarfeld, Laurence
Post Doc
Laurence.Clarfeld@uvm.edu

Rosenblatt, Elias
PhD
Elias.Rosenblatt@uvm.edu

Siren, Alexej
Post Doc
alexej.siren@uvm.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Rosenblatt, E., T. M. Donovan, and J. Murdoch. Novel wildlife population estimates using pedigree reconstruction: exploring applications with moose (Alces alces). April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. April 15-17, 2018. Burlington Vermont April 2018
Rosenblatt, E., J. D. Murdoch, J. Debow, J. Blouin, and T. Donovan. Moose stress dynamics related to landscape characteristics and climate-mediated factors. April 19-21, 2020. 76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, Long Branch, New Jersey. April 2020
Rosenblatt, E., J. D. Murdoch, J. Debow, J. Blouin, and T. Donovan. Moose stress and nutrition dynamics related to landscape characteristics and climate-mediated factors. Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2020. The 27<sup>th</sup>annual conference of The Wildlife Society (virtual conference). September 2020
Pearman-Gillman, S., T. M. Donovan, J. Murdoch, and J. Katz. 2018. Estimating wildlife distributions using expert elicitation techniques: an assessment of harvested species in the Northeastern United States. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Pearman-Gillman, S., J. Murdoch, and T. M. Donovan. Wildlife in a future New England landscape: Estimating species distributions under projected climate and landscape change. April 14-16, 2019. 75th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Groton, Connecticut. April 2019
Katz, J. E., S. Hafner, and T. M. Donovan. 2014. Automated acoustic monitoring: reporting survey presence for a northeastern warbler . 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME. April 2014
Katz, J. E., S. Hafner, and T. M. Donovan. 2014. monitor: an R package for automated acoustic monitoring, tested on two northeastern warblers. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME. April 2014
DeBow, J., J. Murdoch, T. M. Donovan, and C. Alexander. 2017. Overview of moose mortality and productivity research in northern Vermont. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
DeBow, J., J. Blouin, E. Rosenblatt, J. D. Murdoch, K. Gieder, C. Alexander, and T. Donovan. Effects of winter ticks and other parasites on moose survival in Vermont, USA. April 19-21, 2020. 76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, Long Branch, New Jersey. April 2020
DeBow, J., E. Rosenblatt, J. Blouin, C. Alexander, T. Donovan, and J. Murdoch. Parasite induced moose decline in northeastern Vermont: Year three update. June 10-14, 2019. 53rd Annual North American Moose Conference. Carrabassett Valley, Maine. June 2019
DeBow, J., C. Alexander, J. Murdoch, and T. M. Donovan. An Overview of Ongoing Moose Mortality and Productivity Research in Northern Vermont. Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference, Burlington, VT. 15 December 2017. December 2017
DeBow, J, C. Alexander, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Assessing mortality and productivity of moose in northern Vermont: Year one preliminary data. 51st Annual Moose Conference and Workshop, Ingonish, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, August 28 - September 01 2017. August 2017
Cummings, J., and T. Donovan. 2014. The Value of Maps in Natural Resource Management: An Application of Expected Value of Sample Information. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Confernce, Portald, ME. April 2014
Cummings, J. and T. Donovan. Structured Decision Making provides insight when selecting a preferred population monitoring program. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Sept 29 - Oct 3, 2019. Reno, Nevada September 2019
Cole, W., T. M. Donovan, M. Brown, and J. Murdoch. Effects of landscape development on bobcat carrying capacity in Vermont. December 2014
Brown, M., T. Donovan, W. S. Schwenk. D. Theobald. 2013. Predicting Impacts of Future Human Population Growth and Development on Occupancy Rates of Forest-Dependent Birds. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Confernce, Portald, ME. April 2014
Brown, M., T. Donovan, G. Warrington, W. S. Schwenk. D. Theobald. 2014. Predicting Effects of Future Human Population Growth and Development on a Territorial Forest Songbird: Small Declines in Occupancy Equates to Large Declines in Landscape Carrying Capacity. 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Confernce, Portald, ME. April 2014
Brown, M., C. Canham, and T. Donovan. 2016. Effects of Forest Biomass Energy Production on Long-Term Northern Forest Structure and Composition. Northeast Natural History Conference April 2016
Brown, M. L, C. Canham, L. Murphy, and T. M. Donovan. Effects of forest biomass energy production on long-term Northern Forest structure, composition and wildlife. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Blouin, J., J. Debow, E. Rosenblatt, J. Murdoch, C. Alexander, and T. Donovan. Assessing moose habitat suitability in Vermont using GPS radio-collar data and lidar. April 19-21, 2020. 76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, Long Branch, New Jersey. April 2020
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, J. Hines, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, N. Fortin, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Moose habitat selection and fitness consequences during two critical winter tick (<i>Dermacentor albipictus</i>) life stages in Vermont, USA. Dec 17 - 19, 2020. 2020 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference. (Virtual conference). December 2020
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, J. Hines, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, N. Fortin, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Choices Matter: Fitness Consequences of Habitat Selection by Moose During Two Critical Winter Tick Life Stages in Vermont, USA. April 26 - 28, 2021. 76th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association (Virtual conference). April 2021
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, N. Fortin, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Modeling moose habitat suitability by age, sex, and season in Vermont, USA based on GPS radio-collar data and lidar imagery. Dec 17 - 19, 2020. 2020 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference. (Virtual conference). December 2020
Blouin, J., J. DeBow, E. Rosenblatt, C. Alexander, K. Gieder, N. Fortin, J. Murdoch, and T. Donovan. Assessing Habitat Suitability by Age, Sex, and Season for Moose in Vermont, USA . April 26 - 28, 2021. 76th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association (Virtual conference). April 2021
Blouin, J. DeBow, J., E. Rosenblatt, T. Donovan, J. Murdoch, and C. Alexander. Assessing moose habitat suitability in Vermont using GPS radio-collar data and LIDAR imagery. June 10-14, 2019. 53d Annual North American Moose Conference. Carrabassett Valley, Maine. June 2019
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species with the R package AMMonitor. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Temporally-adaptive acoustic sampling to maximize detection across a suite of focal wildlife species with the R package AMMonitoR. Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Symposium, University of New Hampshire. March 20, 2018. Durham, NH. March 2018
Balantic, C., T. M. Donovan, J. Katz, and M. Massar. Machine learning mitigation of false positives in automated acoustic wildlife monitoring with the R package AMMonitor. April 15-17, 2018. 74th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Burlington, Vermont. April 2018
Balantic, C. and T. M. Donovan. 2019. Landscape-scale monitoring using smartphones and the R package AMMonitor. April 14-16, 2019. 75th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Groton, Connecticut. April 2019
Aylward, C., J. Murdoch, T. Donovan, and W. Kilpatrick. 2017. Modeling distribution and connectivity of recovering American marten populations in Vermont using expert elicitation techniques. 97th Meeting of the American Society of Mammologists. Moscow, ID. 20 June - 24 June 2017. June 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Dechant, T. M. Donovan, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2001. Evaluation of the bird conservation area concept in the northern tallgrass prairie. Annual report. U.S.G.S. December 2001
Tierney, G., B. Mitchell, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, F. Dieffenbach . 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. | Download July 2013
Donovan, T.M., and K. Watrous. Habitat requirements of the Indiana Bat (Myotis Sodalis) in the Champlain Valley, VT and NY. Final Report. Research Work Order 31. U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. December 2006
Donovan, T.M., K. Rinehart, and J. Cummings. 2014. Improving Structured Decision Making Processes through Relational Database Development and Analysis. Final Report to the U.S. Geological Survey. March 2014
Donovan, T.M., J. Katz, C. Brauer, and B. Mitchell. 2014. Acoustical Monitoring of Biodiversity and Phenology: A Pilot Wildlife Monitoring Partnership for Adaptive Management. Final Report to the National Park Service. September 2014
Donovan, T., and J. Hines. 2007. Exercises in occupancy modeling and estimation. Electronic book. September 2007
Donovan, T. M., and K. Cornell. 2007. Relationships between forest bird abundance and nesting productivity in Vermont. Final Report. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. July 2007
Donovan, T. M., and A. Duerr. 2007. Influence of egg oiling on the metapopulation dynamics of double-crested cormorants. Final Report. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. July 2007
Donovan, T. M., W. S. Schwenk, and W. Keeton. 2011. The influence of forest attributes on indicators of biodiversity: Establishing guidelines for sustainable forest management. Final Report for the Northeastern States Research Cooperative. January 2011
Donovan, T. M., C. Brauer, J. Katz, and B. Mitchell. 2013. A pilot test for monitoring phenology with acoustic sensors. Final Report to the National Phenology Network. December 2013
Donovan, T. M. 2008. How much forest is enough? Effects of forest amount and arrangement on forest bird population viability. McIntire Stennis Final Report. September 2008
Donovan, T. M. 2006. Identifying the effects of scale on population dynamics in birds: An individually-based approach. Final Report. National Science Foundation Grant No. 0344369. December 2006
Donovan, T. M. 200 Towards a theory of landscape effects on population dynamics in birds. Final Report. The National Science Foundation Grant No. 0108875. December 2005
Donovan, T. 2006. Effects of habitat fragmentation on bird species richness in the continental U.S. Final Report Research Work Order 32. NASA. June 2007
Bonter, D. N., and T. M. Donovan. 2003. An Inventory of Migration Stopover Concentration Areas in the Northeastern United States: Remote Sensing with WSR-88D (NEXRAD) Radar. A final report to the USFWS. September 2003
Bonter, D. N., and T. M. Donovan. 2002. Near-shore habitat priorities for migratory songbirds (GL99072). Final report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office October 2002
Bonter, D. N., and T. M. Donovan. 2002. Migratory landbird stopover concentration areas in the Great Lakes Basin. Final report to the Nature Conservancy. July 2002