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

Wyoming Staff Member

Dr. Matthew Kauffman

Dr. Matthew Kauffman

Unit Leader
Phone: (307) 766 - 6404
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  • Other University of Montana 2004
  • Ph D University of California, Santa Cruz 2003
  • Other University of California, Santa Cruz 2003
  • BA University of Oregon 1992


Dr. Kauffman grew up in rural southern Oregon, the son of a horse logger and an elementary schoolteacher. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. Since 2006, Matt has worked as a USGS researcher with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and as faculty in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming; in 2010 he assumed leadership of the Wyoming Coop Unit. Matt leads a scientific team at the University of Wyoming that studies the long-distance migrations of large ungulates and communicates their importance to the public. His research seeks to understand how and why ungulates migrate, by evaluating the role of forage, movement, fat dynamics, reproduction and survival. Increasingly, he has sought to understand how the persistence of ungulate migration is threatened by landscape change. In 2012, Matt co-founded (and now directs) the Wyoming Migration Initiative (, whose mission is to advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Wyoming's migratory ungulates. He teaches graduate seminars in quantitative analysis of spatial wildlife data, community ecology of wildlife, and migration ecology.

Areas of Expertise

Anthropogenic Impacts, Behavioral Ecology, Climate Change, Energy: Development/Alternative, GIS/Spatial Analysis, Habitat Management, Landscape Ecology, Movement Ecology, Population Dynamics, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied


Research Publications Publication Date
Zuckerman, G. et al. Diverse migratory portfolios drive inter-annual switching behavior of elk across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem December 2023
Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States, Volume 4. Kauffman et al. April 2024
Tucker, M. et al. 2018. Moving in the Anthropocene: Global reductions in terrestrial mammalian movements. Science 359:466-469. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9712 | Download January 2018
Tucker et al. and 150 others. Changes in human presence during COVID-19 lockdowns altered the spatial behavior of terrestrial mammals June 2023
T.B. Wyckoff et al. The influence of energy and residential development on the migratory behavior of mule deer. February 2018
Schipper, A.M., H.W.M. Hendriks, M.J. Kauffman, A.J. Hendriks, and M.A.J. Huijbregts. In revision. Density-dependent population responses to multiple toxicants: a case study of peregrine falcons exposed to DDE and PBDEs. Journal of Applied Ecology. December 2013
Sawyer, H.S., M.J. Kauffman. 2011. Stopover ecology of a migratory ungulate. Journal of Animal Ecology 80, 1078-1087. | Download August 2011
Sawyer, H.S., M.J. Kauffman, and R.M. Nielson. 2009. Influence of well pad activity on the winter habitat selection patterns of mule deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:1052-1061. | Download September 2009
Sawyer, H.S., M.J. Kauffman, R.M. Nielson and J. Horne. 2009. Identifying and prioritizing ungulate migration routes for landscape-level conservation. Ecological Applications 19:2016-2025. | Download September 2009
Sawyer, H., M.J. Kauffman, A.D. Middleton, T.A. Morrison, R.M. Nielson, and T.B. Wyckoff. 2013. A framework for understanding semi-permeable barrier effects on migratory ungulates. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50 (1). DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12013 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website February 2013
Sawyer et al. Tradeoffs with utility-scale solar development and ungulates on western rangelands. April 2022
Ruprecht et al. The relationship between body condition and pregnancy in moose at their southern range limit December 2016
Rodgers, P.A. et al. Rifle hunting alters habitat use but does not trigger migration in mule deer. for Journal of Wildlife Management December 2021
Rodgers et al. Sex-specific migratory behaviors in a temperate ungulate. for Ecosphere December 2021
Robb, B. et al. Nowhere to run: pronghorn space use impacted by semi-permeability of barriers April 2022
Rickbeil et al. Plasticity in elk migration timing is a response to changing environmental conditions. July 2019
Raithel, J. D., M. J. Kauffman, D. H. Pletscher. 2007. Impact of spatial and temporal variation in calf survival on the growth of elk populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:795-803. May 2007
Ortega, A.C., Dwinnell, S.P.H., LaSharr, T.N., Jakopak, R.P., Denryter, K., Huggler, K., Hayes, M., Aikens, E.O., Verzuh, T., May, A., Kauffman, M.J., and Monteith, K.L. (2020). Effectiveness of Partial Sedation to Reduce Stress in Captured Mule Deer. Journal of Wildlife Management, 84: 14451456. | Abstract July 2020
Ortega etal. Expenditure of energy in a large herbivore is non-linear over winter April 2023
Ortega et al. Migrating mule deer compensate en route for phenological mismatches April 2023
Ortega et al. A test of the frost wave hypothesis in a temperate ungulate January 2024
Oates, B. et al. Antipredator response diminishes during periods of resource deficit for a large herbivore. March 2019
Oates and others. Spatially explicit demography reveals disparate influences of resource limitation and predation on population growth of a large herbivore December 2021
Nunez, T. et al. A statistical framework for modeling migration corridors September 2022
Noonan, M.J., and many others. Which home range estimator should I use? An analysis of autocorrelation and bias in home range estimation. for Ecological Monographs November 2018
Noonan et al. Body-size-dependent underestimation of mammalian area requirements. May 2020
Nelson, A.A., and others. Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf predation on domestic livestock in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem June 2016
Nelson, A.A., M.J. Kauffman (and others). 2012. Elk migration patterns and human activity influence wolf habitat selection in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 22:2293–2307. December 2012
Mumme et al. (In Review) Wherever I may roam – Human activity alters movements of red deer (Cervus elaphus) and elk (Cervus canadensis) across two continents. Global Change Biology | Abstract June 2023
Morrison, T. A., Merkle, J. A., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Aikens, E. O., Beck, J. L., Boone, R. B., Courtemanch, A. B., Dwinnell, S. P., Fairbanks, W. S., Griffith, B., Middleton, A.D., Monteith, K.L., Oates, B., Riotte‐Lambert, L., Sawyer, H., Smith, K. T., Stabach, J. A., Taylor, K. T., and Kauffman, M. J. (2021). Drivers of site fidelity in ungulates. Journal of animal ecology, 90(4), 955-966. | Abstract April 2021
Monteith, K.L., R.W. Klaver, K.R. Hersey, A.A. Holland, T.P. Thomas, and M.J. Kauffman. 2015. Effects of climate and plant phenology on recruitment of moose at the southern extent of their range. Oecologia 178-1137-1148. | Abstract March 2015
Monteith, K.L., M.M. Hayes, M.J. Kauffman, H.E. Copeland, and H. Sawyer. Functional attributes of ungulate migration: landscape features facilitate movement and access to forage. Ecological Applications October 2018
Middleton, A.D., T.A. Morrison, J.K. Fortin, C.T. Robbins, K.M. Proffitt, P.J. White, D.E. McWhirter, T.M. Koel, D.G. Brimeyer, W.S. Fairbanks, and M.J. Kauffman. 2013. Grizzly bear predation links the loss of native trout to the demography of migratory elk in Yellowstone. Proc R Soc B 280: 20130870. May 2013
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, M.D. Jimenez, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, S.E. Albeke, H. Sawyer, and P.J. White. 2013. Linking anti-predator behavior to prey demography reveals limited risk effects of an actively hunting large carnivore. Ecology Letters 16:1023-1030. December 2013
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, A.A. Nelson, M.D. Jimenez, and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of phenology and predation: lessons from a Yellowstone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-1256. December 2013
Middleton and others. Green-wave surfing influences fitness in a large migratory herbivore July 2018
Middleton and others. Conserving ungulate migrations requires transboundary science, policy, and management December 2019
Merkle, J.A., Monteith, K.L., Aikens, E.O., Hayes, M.M., Hersey, K.R., Middleton, A.D., Oates, B.A., Sawyer, H., Scurlock, B.M. and Kauffman, M.J. (2016). Large herbivores surf waves of green-up in spring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283:20160456. | Abstract December 2016
Merkle, J. et al. Spatial memory shapes migration and its benefits: evidence from a large herbivore November 2019
Merkle, J. et al. Migration Mapper: Identifying movement corridors and seasonal ranges for large mammal conservation September 2022
Merkle et al. Conserving habitat for migratory ungulates: how wide is a migration corridor? July 2023
Maron, J.L., and M.J. Kauffman. 2006. Habitat-specific impacts of multiple consumers on plant population dynamics. Ecology 87:113-124. September 2006
Levine et al. Estimating nutritional condition across its full range for moose. February 2023
Lamont et al. Multi-Scale Habitat Selection of Elk in Response to Beetle-Killed Forest February 2019
LaSharr et al. Evaluating Risks Associated with Animal Capture and Handling for Individual-Based and Long-Term Research November 2022
Korfanta, N.M., W.D. Newmark, and M.J. Kauffman. 2012. Long-term demographic consequences of habitat fragmentation to a tropical understory bird community. Ecology 93:2548–2559. December 2012
Kohl, M. et al. Diel predator activity drives a dynamic landscape of fear. Ecological Monographs June 2018
Keinath etal. A global analysis of species sensitivity to habitat disturbance December 2017
Kauffman, M.J., and E.S. Jules. 2006. Understanding spatial heterogeneity is necessary for predicting invasion: host size and environment influence susceptibility to a non-native pathogen. Ecological Applications 16:166-175. September 2006
Kauffman, M.J., W.F. Frick and J. Linthicum. 2003. Modeling habitat-specific differences in survival, fecundity, and population growth for peregrine falcons in California. Ecological Applications 13:1802–1816. September 2003
Kauffman, M.J., J.F. Pollock and B. Walton. 2004. Spatial structure, dispersal, and management of a recovering raptor population. American Naturalist 164:582-597. September 2004
Kauffman, M.J., J. Brodie, and E.S. Jules. 2013. Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen? A landscape-level test of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade: reply. Ecology 94:1425-1431. December 2013
Kauffman, M.J., J. Brodie, and E.S. Jules. 2010. Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen? A landscape-level test of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade. Ecology 91:2742-2755. September 2010
Kauffman, M.J. and others. Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States. USGS Scientific Investigations Report October 2020
Kauffman, M.J. and others. Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States, Volume 3. USGS Scientific Investigations Report December 2022
Kauffman, M.J. and others. Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States, Volume 2. USGS Scientific Investigations Report April 2022
Kauffman, M. J., and J. L. Maron. 2006. Consumers limit the abundance and dynamics of a perennial shrub with a seed bank. American Naturalist 168:454-470. October 2006
Kauffman, M. J., N. Varley, D. W. Smith, D. Stahler, D. MacNulty, and M. S. Boyce. 2007. Landscape heterogeneity shapes predation in a newly restored predator-prey system. Ecology Letters 10:690?700. August 2007
Kauffman, M. J., Cagnacci, F., Chamaillé-Jammes, S., Hebblewhite, M., Hopcraft, J. G. C., Merkle, J. A., et. al. (2021). Mapping out a future for ungulate migrations. Science, 372(6542), 566-569. May 2021
Kauffman, M. J., Aikens, E. O., Esmaeili, S., Kaczensky, P., Middleton, A., Monteith, K. L., Morrison, T., Mueller, T., Sawyer, H., and Goheen, J. R. (2021). Causes, consequences, and conservation of ungulate migration. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 52, 453-78. | Abstract October 2021
Kauffman, M. J, M. A. Sanjayan, J. Lowenstein, A. Nelson, R. M. Jeo and K. R. Crooks. 2007. Using remote photography methods and analyses to assess the conservation value of rangelands for Namibian carnivores. Oryx 41:70-78. January 2007
Kauffman et al. Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming's Ungulates October 2018
Kauffman et al. Mule deer migration. for forthcoming book on mule deer. January 2023
Jules, et al. Host heterogeneity influences the impact of a disease invasion on populations of a foundation tree species September 2014
Jules, E.S., M.J. Kauffman, W.D. Ritts, and A.L. Carroll. 2002. Spread of an invasive pathogen over a variable landscape: a non-native root rot on Port Orford cedar. Ecology 83:3167-3181. September 2002
Jones, J. and others. Winter feeding alters migration of elk in western Wyoming October 2014
Jesmer, BR, JR Goheen, KL Monteith, and MJ Kauffman. State-dependent foraging alters endocrine-energy relationships in a free-ranging large herbivore December 2017
Jesmer, B.R. et al. Life-history theory provides a framework for detecting resource limitation: a test of the Nutritional Buffer Hypothesis. for Ecological Application December 2021
Jesmer, B. R., Merkle, J. A., Goheen, J. R., Aikens, E. O., Beck, J. L., Courtemanch, A. B., Hurley, M.A., McWhirter, D.E., Miyasaki, H.M., Monteith, K.L., and Kauffman, M. J. (2018). Is ungulate migration culturally transmitted? Evidence of social learning from translocated animals. Science, 361(6406), 1023-1025. | Abstract October 2018
Jesmer et al. A test of the niche variation hypothesis in a ruminant herbivore. September 2020
Jachowski et al. Integrating physiological stress into the movement ecology of migratory ungulates: a spatial analysis with mule deer. June 2018
Harris, N. C, M. J. Kauffman, L. S. Mills. 2008. Ungulate population demography and dynamics from age ratios. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1143-1151. July 2008
Gigliotti, L. C., M. P. Atwood, E. K. Cole, A. Courtemanch, S. Dewey, J. A. Gude, M. Hurley, M. Kauffman, K. Kroetz, B. Leonard, D. MacNulty, E. Maichak, D. McWhirter, T. W. Mong, K. Proffitt, B. Scurlock, D. Stahler, and A. D. Middleton. 2023. Multi-level avoidance thresholds of residential and agricultural land use for elk across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology 60(6): 1089-1099. June 2023
Gigliotti et al. Wildlife migrations highlight importance of both private lands and protected areas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem November 2022
Geremia, C. et al. Reply to Joseph M. Craine: Bison redefine what it means to move to find food. for PNAS April 2020
Geremia et al. Yellowstone bison engineer the green wave. November 2019
Edmunds et al. Chronic Wasting Disease Drives Population Decline of White-Tailed Deer August 2016
Dwinnell, S. et al. Short-term responses to a human-altered landscape do not affect fat dynamics of a migratory ungulate. for Functional Ecology December 2021
Do Bark-Beetle Affected Forests Provide Elk a Refuge to Elude Hunters? January 2020
Devivo et al. Endemic Chronic Wasting Disease Causes Mule Deer Population Decline in Wyoming October 2017
Danner, E. M., M. J. Kauffman, and R. L. Brownell. 2006. Industrial whaling in the North Pacific Ocean 1952-1978: spatial patterns of harvest and decline. Pages 134-144 in J. A Estes, D. P. DeMaster, D. F. Doak, T. M. Williams, and R. L. Brownell, editors. Whales, Whaling and Ocean Ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkely, CA. January 2007
Courtemanch et al. Alternative foraging strategies enable a mountain ungulate to persist after migration loss. June 2017
Copeland, H. and others. Conserving migratory mule deer through the umbrella of sage-grouse October 2014
Christianson, D., R.W. Klaver, A. Middleton, and M. Kauffman. 2013. Confounded winter and spring phenoclimatology on large herbivore ranges. Landscape Ecology 28:427–437. January 2013
Brodie, J., H. Johnson, M. Mitchell, P. Zager, K. Proffitt, M. Hebblewhite, M. Kauffman, B. Johnson, J. Bissonette, C. Bishop, J. Gude, J. Herbert, K. Hersey, M. Hurley, P.M. Lukacs, S. McCorquodale, E. McIntire, J. Nowak, H. Sawyer, D. Smith, and P.J. White. 2013. Relative influence of human harvest, carnivores, and weather on adult female elk survival across western North America. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:295–305. March 2013
Bidder et al. Forage senescence and disease influence elk pregnancy across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. for Ecosphere December 2023
Barclay, J. H., N. M. Korfanta, M. J. Kauffman. 2011. Long-Term Population Dynamics of a Managed Burrowing Owl Colony. The Journal of Wildlife Management 75(6):1295-1306. | Download February 2011
Armstrong, J.B., G.T. Takimoto, D.E. Schindler, M.M. Hayes, and M.J. Kauffman. Phenological diversity and resource waves: landscape-level constraints and opportunities in consumer-resource interactions December 2016
Ali, AH, MJ Kauffman, A Raja, A Kibara, J King, D Mallon, C Musyoki and J Goheen. Demographic drivers of a refugee species: large-scale experiments guide strategies for reintroductions of hirola antelope March 2018
Aikens, E.O., Wyckoff, T.B., Sawyer, H., and Kauffman, M.J. (2022). Industrial energy development decouples ungulate migration from the green wave. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 6(11):1733-1741. | Abstract November 2022
Aikens, E.O., Mysterud, A., Merkle, J.A., Cagnacci, F., Rivrud, I.M., Hebblewhite, M., et. al. (2020). Wave-like patterns of plant phenology determine ungulate movement tactics. Current Biology, 30(17): 34443449.e4. | Abstract September 2020
Aikens, E.O., Monteith, K.L., Merkle, J.A., Dwinnell, S.P., Fralick, G.L., and Kauffman, M. J. (2020). Drought reshuffles plant phenology and reduces the foraging benefit of green‐wave surfing for a migratory ungulate. Global Change Biology, 26(8), 4215-4225. | Abstract June 2020
Aikens, E. and others. Migratory tactic structures while resource allocation refines timing of birth for a large herbivore. for Ecology June 2021
Aikens E.O., Kauffman M.J., Merkle J.A., Dwinnell S.P.H., Fralick G.L., and Monteith K.L. (2017). The greenscape shapes surfing of resource waves in a large migratory herbivore. Ecology Letters, 20(6): 741-750. | Abstract June 2017
Abrahms, B., Aikens, E. O., Armstrong, J. B., Deacy, W. W., Kauffman, M. J., and Merkle, J. A. (2021). Emerging perspectives on resource tracking and animal movement ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 36(4), 308-320. | Abstract November 2020
Project Completion Date
Wildlife-Livestock Disease Transmission in a Changing Climate September 2018
Population Dynamics in Moose in the Snowy Range December 2018
Phenology Tracking in Migratory Mule Deer December 2018
Technical Guidance for the Implementation of the Rapid Ecoregional Assessment Program September 2015
Sublette Moose Demography and Habitat Use December 2016
Statewide Moose Habitat Project June 2018
Trophic Resource Portfoilio August 2015
Evaluating the Influence of Beetle Kill on Sierra Madre Elk June 2019
Relating Mule Deer Corridors to Sage-Grouse Conservation November 2015
Monitoring Elk Migrations with Remote Photography December 2018
Mule Deer Fitness Nutrition December 2016
Deer abundance and its relationship to factors that affect forest vegetation conditions June 2026
Wyoming Migration Initiative December 2023
Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project December 2019
Stable Isotopes to Delineate Seasonal Range Use for Wyoming Ungulates June 2019
Platte Valley Mule Deer Project June 2018
Pinedale Mule Deer Condition (PAPA) June 2015
Elk Survival (Multi-state) March 2013
Effects on Elk Pregnancy Rates in Wyoming December 2014
Teton Bighorn Sheep Project December 2012
Elk Nutritional Condition August 2013
Absaroka Elk Ecology Project August 2012
Shiras Moose Demography Project June 2013
Elk Monitoring Project (Elk POP II) June 2013
Absaroka Wolf-Livestock Project June 2011
Jackson Moose Project December 2011
Migration Corridors and Landscape Connectivity Project June 2018
Analysis of Life History Typologies March 2009
Jackson Moose Calf Survival and Development of Migration Patterns December 2025
Quantifying the influence of climate change on Rocky Mountain ungulate populations, migration and feedground use, and herbivory impacts on vegetation September 2010
Assessment of wildlife vulnerability to energy development May 2012
Uinta Mule Deer Survival, Movement, and Habitat Use January 2025
Visualizing Obstacles in Big Game Migration Corridors June 2022
How do ungulates learn to migrate? A century-long case study with Yellowstone bison May 2025
Identifying Structure of the Yellowstone Bison Population December 2022
An automated analytical system to synthesize environmental data from long-term remote sensors for use in animal migration ecology December 2023
Documenting Mule Deer Movements, Season Ranges and Habitat Use in the Bighorn Mountains August 2024
Mapping and conserving big game migration corridors in Wyoming and other western states December 2025
Evaluating the Influence of Wind Energy on the Movement, Distribution, and Habitat Quality of Pronghorn December 2025
Ungulate Migrations of the Wind River Indian Reservation December 2024
The Red Desert to Hoback Mule Deer Migration December 2026
Pronghorn Movement along the I-80 Barrier December 2023
Evaluating Moose Demography, Habitat Use, and Browsing Interactions in the Bighorn Mountains, WY June 2023
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Mule Deer Project July 2020
Migration Assessment December 2022
Baggs, Wyoming Mule Deer Project December 2020
Resource selection, area requirements and monitoring of bighorn sheep in northwest Nebraska April 2016
Fugate, Janey

Hagan, Krista

Kyle, Carolyn

Martinez, Lindsay

Wallace, Cody

Wilde, Luke

Presentations Presentation Date
Wyckoff, T., M. Kauffman, S. Albeke, and H. Sawyer. 2014. EVALUATING THE INFLUENCE OF DEVELOPMENT ON MULE DEER MIGRATIONS August 2014
Rediscovering Big Game Migrations April 2015
Ortega, A.C., Burke, P. and Kauffman, M.J. 2017. Understanding the maintenance of partial migration: a test of the fitness-balancing hypothesis with mule deer in south-central Wyoming. TWS 24th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Nuñez, T., M. Hurley, J. Fattebert, J. Merkle, A. Ortega, H. Sawyer, T. Graves, M. Kauffman. 2020. Predicting migration corridors: using maximum likelihood to fit corridor models to movement data. 27<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Louisville, KY, Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2020 September 2020
Nuñez, T., M. Hurley, J. Fattebert, J. Merkle, A. Ortega, H. Sawyer, M. Kauffman. 2020. Predicting migration corridors: using maximum likelihood to fit corridor models to movement data. 2020 North America Congress for Conservation Biology. Denver, Colorado, July 26-31, 2020. July 2020
Merkle, J.A., and Kauffman, M.J. 2017. Sustaining ungulate migrations: new tools to identify and conserve corridors across multiple-use landscapes. 24th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. September 2017
Merkle, J.A., Sawyer, H., and Kauffman, M.J. 2017. Memory shapes mammalian migration and its benefits. Gordon Research Conference: Movement Ecology of Animals, March 2017, Ventura, CA. March 2017
Jesmer, B.R., Goheen, J.R., Monteith, K.L, and M.J. Kauffman. 2014. LINKING HABITAT AND NUTRITION WITH POPULATION PERFORMANCE IN MOOSE August 2014
Aikens EO, Kauffman MJ, Merkle JA, Dwinnell SP, Fralick GL, and Monteith KL. 2017. The greenscape shapes surfing of resource waves in a large migratory herbivore. Gordon Research Conference on the Movement Ecology of Animals, Ventura, CA, March 20th, 2017. March 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Sawyer, H., and M.J. Kauffman. 2008. Identifying mule deer migration routes in the Atlantic Rim Project Area. Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Laramie, Wyoming 82071. Prepared for the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. June 2008
Sawyer, H., and M.J. Kauffman. 2008. Identifying mule deer migration routes along the Pinedale Front. Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Laramie, Wyoming 82071. Prepared for the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust. June 2008
Keinath, D.A., M. J. Kauffman and G.P. Beauvais. 2008. Assessment of Wildlife Vulnerability to Energy Development (AWVED): 2008 Progress Report. September 15, 2008. | Download September 2008
Keinath, D.A., M. Andersen, and G.P. Beauvais. 2010. Range maps for Wyoming’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need. January 19, 2010. | Download January 2010
Keinath, D.A., M. Andersen, and G.P. Beauvais. 2010. Range and modeled distribution of Wyoming’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need. August 20, 2010. | Download August 2010
Kauffman, M.J., and B. Keitt. 1998. Biological Assessment of The Clark County Desert Conservation Plan (Desert Tortoise). Report to the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Working Group on Habitat Conservation Plans. September 1998
Kauffman, M.J., Courtemanch, A.B., and A.B. Rutledge. 2009. Resource selection and group association of translocated bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in north-central Wyoming: does source herd matter? Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. University of Wyoming. April 2009
Kauffman, M.J. and others. Ungulate Migrations of the Western United States. USGS Scientific Investigations Report | Download April 2020
Kauffman, M.J. and E.S. Jules. 1999. The biology and spread of Port Orford cedar root rot: what we know and what we can do. Voice of the Wild Siskiyou, Spring 1999 Issue. September 1999
Jules, E.J., M.J. Kauffman, A.L. Carroll, and D. Ritts. 2004. Assessing the landscape spread of the fatal Port Orford cedar root rot. Pages 13-20 in K.L. Mergenthaler, J.E. Williams, and E.S. Jules (editors). Proceedings of the Second Conference on Klamath-Siskiyou Ecology. Siskiyou Field Institute, Cave Junction, Oregon. September 2004
Jackson Moose Project - GTNP 2009 Annual Report | Download June 2009
Jackson Moose Project - GTNP 2008 Annual Report | Download June 2008
Elk Nutritional Condition Project - 2012 Annual Report | Download July 2012
Elk Nutritional Condition Project - 2011 Annual Report | Download January 2011
Elk Nutritional Condition Project - 2010 Annual Report | Download June 2010
Elk Monitoring Project - 2011 Annual Report | Download August 2011
Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, CL.., Anderson, P.J., Chong, G.W., Drummond, M.A., Homer, C., Johnson, R.C., Kauffman, M.J., Knick, S.T., Kosovich, J.J., Miller, K.A., Owens, T., Shafer, S., Schenck, C.J., and Sweat, M.J., 2007, U.S. Geological Survey Science Plan for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, 32 p. July 2007
Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.K., Assal, T., Baer, L.A., Bristol, S., Carr, N.B., Chong, G.W., Diffendorfer, J.E., Fedy, B.C., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S., Grauch, R.I., Homer, C., Manier, D., Kauffman, M.J., Latysh, N., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Montag, J., Nutt, C.J., Potter, C., Sawyer, H., Smith, D.B., Sweat, M.J., and Wilson, A.B., 2009, U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2008 Annual Report: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center, Scientific Investigations Report 2009-XXX, 96 p. December 2009
Absaroka Elk Ecology Project - 2010 Annual Report | Download December 2010
Absaroka Elk Ecology Project - 2008 Annual Report | Download June 2008
Absaroka Elk Ecology - 2009 Annual Report | Download December 2009
5. Carleton, SA. 2012. Using biomarkers to determine natal origins of shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Yellowstone cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri), and kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Final Report to Wyoming Department of Game and Fish. June 2012
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