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

Colorado Staff Member


Dr. William L Kendall

Bill Kendall -Assistant Unit Leader

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (970) 491 - 7066
Email: William.Kendall@Colostate.Edu

Education

  • Ph D North Carolina State University 1992
  • MS North Carolina State University 1990
  • MS North Carolina State University 1985
  • BBA University of Cincinnati 1982

Biography

I joined the Units in 2010, after having spent five years with USFWS Division of Migratory Birds, and then 14 years as a research biometrician with USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

Teaching Interest

I teach courses in population analysis and demographic estimation, and wildlife management science.

Research Interest

My interests are in the development, application, and evaluation of methods in quantitative ecology. Current research focuses on several areas of capture-recapture statistical methodology, the conceptual development of adaptive resource management and its application to decision problems, and population dynamics of sandhill cranes, albatross, sea turtles, and manatees.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zimmerman, G. S., W. L. Kendall, T. J. Moser, G. C. White, and P. F. Doherty, Jr. 2009. Temporal patterns of leg band retention in resident and non-resident North American geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:82-88. 2009-01-31
Zimmerman, G. S., T. J. Moser, W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., G. C. White, and D. F. Caswell. 2009. Factors influencing reporting and harvest probabilities in North American Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:710-719. 2009-08-31
Zhao, Q*., G. Scott Boomer, and W. L. Kendall. 2018. The non-linear, interactive effects of population density and climate drive the geographical patterns of waterfowl survival. Biological Conservation 221:1-9. 2018-05-31
Williams, P. J., and W. L. Kendall. A guide to multi-objective optimization for ecological problems with an application to cackling goose management. Ecological Modelling, in press. 2016-10-31
Williams, P. J., W. L. Kendall, and M. B. Hooten. 2019. Choosing ecological models using multi-objective optimization. Ecological Modelling 404:21-26. 2019-07-31
White, G. C., W. L. Kendall, and R. J. Barker. 2006. Multistate models and their extensions in program MARK. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1521-1529. 2006-11-30
Veran, S., O. Gimenez, E. Flint, W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, and J-D. Lebreton. 2007. The impact of longline fishery impact on adult survival of black-footed albatrosses (Phoebastria nigripes). Journal of Applied Ecology 44:942-952. 2007-09-30
Stoelting, R. E., R. J. Gutiérrez, W. L. Kendall, and M. Z. Peery. 2015. Life history trade-offs and reproductive cycles in Spotted Owls? The Auk: Ornitholigical Advances 132:46-64. 2014-10-31
Stauffer, G. E., J. J. Rotella, R. A. Garrott, and W. L. Kendall. 2014. Environmental correlates of temporary emigration for female Weddell seals and consequences for recruitment. Ecology 95:2526-2536. 2014-10-31
Sheaffer, S. E., W. L. Kendall, and E. F. Bowers. 2005. Impact of special early harvest seasons on subarctic-nesting and temperate-nesting Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:1494-1507. 2005-09-30
Setash, C. M., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2020. Nest site selection influences cinnamon teal nest survival in Colorado. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:542-552. 2020-01-31
Setash, C. M., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2020. Nest attendance patterns during incubation influence reproductive success of a ground-nesting bird. Ibis DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12838. 2020-03-31
Schaub, M. and W. L. Kendall (eds.). 2012. Proceedings "Euring Analytical Conference 2009". Journal of Ornithology 152 (Supplement 2). 2012-02-28
Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, J. R. Kelley, Jr., and D. K. Niven. 2008. A hierarchical model for estimating change in American woodcock populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:204-214. 2008-03-31
Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, D. D. Dolton, and D. K. Niven. 2010. Mourning dove population change in North America, 1966-2007: indexes based on doves seen and heard can tell different stories. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1059-1069. 2010-07-31
Sauer, J. R., M. Otto, W. L. Kendall, and G. S. Zimmerman. 2011. Monitoring bald eagles using lists of nests: a response to Watts and Duerr. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:509-512. 2011-06-30
Sauer, J. R., J. D. Nichols, J. E. Hines, T. Boulinier, C. H. Flather, and W. L. Kendall. 2001. Regional variation in detection probabilities of species counts from the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Pages 206-209 in Proceedings of the 2nd International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 2001-06-30
Runge, M. C., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 2004. Assessing the Effects of Exploitation on Animal Populations. Pages 303-328 in W. J. Sutherland, I. Newton, and R. Green (ed.), Bird Ecology and Conservation: a Handbook of Techniques, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 2004-05-31
Runge, M. C., C. A. Langtimm, and W. L. Kendall. 2004. A stage-based model of manatee population dynamics. Marine Mammal Science 20:361-385. 2004-03-31
Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., W. L. Kendall, J. F. Saracco, and G. C. White. 2016. Modeling dynamics for resident and transient individuals: a case study using uncertain state models for migratory birds. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12655 2016-04-30
Reichert, B. E., W. L. Kendall, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., and W. M. Kitchens. Spatio-temporal variation in age structure and abundance of the endangered snail kite: a declining, aging population in South Florida. Plos One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0162690: 1-18. 2016-09-30
Reichert, B. E., J. M. Martin, W. L. Kendall, C. E. Cattau, and W. M. Kitchens. 2010. Interactive effects of senescence and natural disturbance on the annual survival probabilities of snail kites. Oikos 119:972-979. 2010-05-31
Reichert, B. E., C. E. Cattau, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., W. L. Kendall, and W. E. Kitchens. 2012. Extreme weather and experience influence reproduction in an endangered bird. Ecology 93:2580-2589. 2012-10-31
Péron, G., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, W. L. Kendall, K. A. Peters, and D. S. Mezrahi. 2013. Age-specific superpopulation capture-recapture models for the estimation of the number of bird and bat fatalities at wind-power plants. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:902-911. 2013-08-31
Pollock, K. H., and W. L. Kendall. 1987. Visibility bias in aerial surveys: a review of estimation procedures. J. of Wildlife Management 51(2):502-510. 1987-04-30
Pollock, K. H., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 1993. The "robust" capture-recapture design allows components of recruitment to be estimated. Pages 245-254 in J.-D. Lebreton and Ph. M. North (eds.) Marked Individuals in the Study of Bird Population. Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland. 397 pages. 1993-03-31
Peñaloza, C. L., W. L. Kendall, and C. A. Langtimm. Reducing bias in survival under non-random temporary emigration. Ecological Applications 24:1155-1166. 2014-07-31
Pepin, K. M., T. J. Smyser, A. J. Davis, R. S. Miller, K. C. VerCauteren, W. L. Kendall, and C Slootmaker. Optimal spatial prioritization of control resources for elimination of invasive species under demographic uncertainty. Ecological Applications, in review. 2020-03-31
Pearson, K. N., W. L. Kendall, D. L. Winkelman, and W. R. Persons. Tradeoffs between physical captures and PIT tag antenna array detections: a case study for the Lower Colorado River Basin population of humpback chub (Gila cypha). Fisheries Research 183:263-274.. 2016-11-30
Pearson, K. N., W. L. Kendall, D. L. Winkelman, and W. R. Persons. 2015. Evidence for skipped spawning in the endangered humpback chub (Gila cypha) with implications for demographic parameter estimates. Fisheries Research 170:50-59 2015-10-31
Paschoal, A. M. O., R. L. Massara, L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, P. F Doherty, Jr., A. Hirsch, A G. Chiarello, and A. P. Paglia. Use of Atlantic forest protected areas by free-randing dogs: estimating abundance and persistence of use. Ecosphere 7 (Article e01480):1-15. 2016-10-31
Nichols, J. D., W. L. Kendall, and M. C. Runge. 2004. Estimation of Survival and Movement in Animal Populations. Pages 119-137 in W. J. Sutherland, I. Newton, and R. Green (ed.), Bird Ecology and Conservation: a Handbook of Techniques, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 2004-03-31
Nichols, J. D., W. L. Kendall, and G. S. Boomer. 2019. Accumulating evidence in ecology: once is not enough. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5836 2019-11-30
Nichols, J. D., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, and J. A. Spendelow. 2004. Estimation of sex-specific survival from capture-recapture data when sex is not always known. Ecology 85:3192-3201. 2004-12-31
Nichols, J. D. and W. L. Kendall. 1995. The use of multistate capture-recapture models to address questions of evolutionary ecology. J. of Applied Statistics 22:835-846. 1995-08-31
Morrison, M., W. Block, D. Strickland, and W. L. Kendall. 2001. Wildlife Study Design. Springer-Verlag, New York, USA, 210pp. 2001-06-30
Moore, C. T., and W. L. Kendall. 2004. Costs of detection bias in index-based population monitoring. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 27(1):287-296. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2004-09-30
Miller, M. W., W. L. Kendall, and J. B. Hestbeck. 2003. Modeling survival and movement of resident Giant Canada Geese populations in the Atlantic Flyway. Page 200 in Proceedings of the International Canada Goose Symposium. Wetlands International. 2003-08-31
McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, W. Kendal. 2011. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance. Ecosphere 2: art 69. 2011-06-30
McClintock, B. T., J. D. Nichols, L. L. Bailey, D. I. MacKenzie, W. L. Kendall, and A. B. Franklin. 2010. Seeking a second opinion: uncertainty in disease ecology. Ecology Letters 13:659-674. 2010-06-30
Mazerolle, M. J., L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, and J. D. Nichols. 2007. Making great leaps forward in herpetology: accounting for detectability in field studies. Journal of Herpetology 41:672-689. 2007-06-30
Mazerolle, M. J., L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, and J. D. Nichols. 2007. Making great leaps forward in herpetology: accounting for detectability in field studies. Journal of Herpetology 41:672-689. 2008-05-31
Martin, J., M. C. Runge, J. D. Nichols, B. C. Lubow, and W. L. Kendall. 2009. Establishing decision thresholds for conservation. Ecological Applications 19:1079-1090. 2009-09-30
Martin, J. M., A. F. O’Connell, W. L. Kendall, M. C. Runge, T. R. Simons, A. H. Waldstein, S. A. Schulte, S. J. Converse, G. W. Smith, M. Rikard, and E. F. Zipkin. 2010. Optimal control of native predators. Biological Conservation 143:1751-1758. 2010-07-31
MacKenzie, D. I., and W. L. Kendall. 2002. How should detection probability be incorporated into estimates of relative abundance? Ecology 83:2387-2393. 2002-09-30
Lyons, J. E., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, B. A. Andres, and J. B. Buchanan. 2015. Population size and stopover duration estimation using mark-resight data and Bayesian analysis of a superpopulation model. Biometrics DOI: 10.1111/biom.12393. 2015-12-31
Lyons, J. E., M. C. Runge, H. P. Laskowski, and W. L. Kendall. 2008. Monitoring in the context of structured decision making and adaptive management. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1683-1692. 2008-11-30
Lukacs, P. M., W. L. Thompson, W. L. Kendall, W. R. Gould, P. F. Doherty, Jr., K. P. Burnham, and D. R. Anderson. 2007. Concerns regarding a call for pluralism. Journal of Applied Ecology 44:456-460. 2007-05-31
Lindberg, M. S., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, and M. G. Anderson. 2001. Combining band recovery data and Pollock’s Robust Design to model temporary and permanent emigration. Biometrics 57:273-281 2001-02-28
Lancia, R. A., W. L. Kendall, J. D. Nichols, and K. H. Pollock. 2005. Estimating the number of animals in wildlife populations. Pages 106-153 in C. Braun, ed., Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats, The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 2005-07-31
Krzystan, A. M., T. A. Gowan, W. L. Kendall, J. Martin, J. G. Ortega-Ortiz, K. Jackson, A. R. Knowlton, P. Naessig, M. Zani, D. W. Schulte, and C. R. Taylor. 2018. Characterizing residence patterns of North Atlantic right whales in the southeastern U.S. with a multistate open robust design model. Endangered Species Research 36:279-295 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00902. 2018-05-31
Kendall, W. L., and W. R. Gould. 2002. An appeal to undergraduate wildlife programs: send scientists to learn statistics. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:623-627. 2002-05-31
Kendall, W. L., and K. H. Pollock. 1992. The Robust Design in capture-recapture studies: a review and evaluation by Monte Carlo simulation. Pages 31-43 in Wildlife 2001: Populations, D. R. McCullough and R. H. Barrett (eds), Elsevier, London, UK. 1992-04-30
Kendall, W. L., and J. E. Hines. 1999. Program RDSURVIV: An estimation tool for capture-recapture data collected under the Robust Design. Bird Study 46 (sup):32-38. 1999-03-31
Kendall, W. L., and J. D. Nichols. 2002. Estimating state-transition probabilities for unobservable states using capture-recapture/resighting data. Ecology 83:3276-3284. 2002-11-30
Kendall, W. L., and G. C. White. 2009. A cautionary note on trading spatial for temporal sampling in studies of site occupancy. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1182-1188. 2009-09-30
Kendall, W. L., S. Stapleton, G. C. White, J. I. Richardson, K. N. Pearson, and P. Mason. 2019. A multistate open robust design: population dynamics, reproductive effort, and phenology of sea turtles from tagging data. Ecological Monographs 89: e01329. 2019-01-31
Kendall, W. L., S. A. Converse, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. Naughton, A. Anders, J. E. Hines and E. Flint. 2009. Design considerations in demographic studies of animal populations: a case of colonial seabirds. Ecological Applications 19:55-68. 2009-01-31
Kendall, W. L., R. J. Barker, G. C. White, M.S. Lindberg, C. A. Langtimm, and C. L. Peñaloza. 2013. Combining tag recovery, auxiliary observations, and robust design data to estimate demographic parameters from marked individuals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:828-835. | Abstract 2013-09-30
Kendall, W. L., K. H. Pollock, and C. Brownie. 1995. A likelihood-based approach to capture-recapture estimation of demographic parameters under the Robust Design. Biometrics 51:293-308. 1995-09-30
Kendall, W. L., J. R. Sauer, J. D. Nichols, R. Pradel, and J. E. Hines. 2004. On the use of capture recapture models in mist net studies. Pages 173-181 in C. J. Ralph and E. H. Dunn, eds. Monitoring Bird Populations with Mist Nets, Studies in Avian Biology No. 29. 2004-09-30
Kendall, W. L., J. E. Hines, and J. D. Nichols. 2003. Adjusting multi-state capture-recapture models for mis-classification bias: manatee breeding proportions. Ecology 84:1058-1066. 2003-07-31
Kendall, W. L., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, and E. H. Grant. 2013. Relaxing the closure assumption in single-season occupancy models: staggered arrival and departure times. Ecology 94(3):610-617. 2013-03-31
Kendall, W. L., J. D. Nichols, and J. E. Hines. 1997. Estimating temporary emigration and breeding proportions using capture-recapture data with Pollock's Robust Design. Ecology 78:563-578. 1997-03-31
Kendall, W. L., G. C. White, J. E. Hines, C. A. Langtimm, and J. Yoshizaki. 2012. Estimating parameters of hidden Markov models based on marked individuals: use of robust design data. Ecology 93:913-920. 2012-04-30
Kendall, W. L., D. H. Johnson, and S. C. Kohn. 1997. Subspecies composition of the harvest of sandhill cranes in North Dakota. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop 7:201-208. 1997-03-31
Kendall, W. L., C. A. Langtimm, C. A. Beck, and M. C. Runge. 2004. Mark-recapture analysis for estimating manatee reproductive rates. Marine Mammal Science 20:424-437. 2004-03-31
Kendall, W. L., B. G. Peterjohn, and J. R. Sauer. 1996. First-time observer effects in the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Auk 113:823-829. 1996-08-31
Kendall, W. L. and R. C. Drewien. 2001. Models for the adaptive harvest management of Rocky Mountain sandhill cranes: problems and potential. Page 217 in Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. 2001-03-31
Kendall, W. L. and R. Bjorkland. 2001. Using open robust design models to estimate temporary emigration from capture-recapture data. Biometrics 57:1113-1122. 2001-09-30
Kendall, W. L. and J. D. Nichols. 2004. Modern statistical methods for the study of dispersal and movement of marked birds. Condor 106:720-731 2004-08-31
Kendall, W. L. and J. D. Nichols. 1995. On the use of secondary capture-recapture samples to estimate temporary emigration and breeding proportions. J. of Applied Statistics 22:751-762. 1995-06-30
Kendall, W. L. and E. G. Cooch. 2006. The “Robust Design”. Pages 16-1 to 16-33 in E. G. Cooch and G. C. White (eds), Program MARK: a gentle introduction, 5th edition. http://www.phidot.org/software/mark/docs/book/. 2006-06-30
Kendall, W. L. and C. T. Moore. 2012. Maximizing the utility of monitoring to the adaptive management of natural resources. Pages 74-98 in R. A. Gitzen, J. J. Millspaugh, A. B. Cooper, and D. S. Licht, editors. Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 2012-07-31
Kendall, W. L. 2009 One size does not fit all: adapting mark-recapture and occupancy models for state uncertainty. Pages 765-780 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA 2009-01-31
Kendall, W. L. 2004. Coping with unobservable and mis-classified states in capture-recapture studies. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 27:97-107. 2004-11-30
Kendall, W. L. 2001. Using models to facilitate complex decisions. Pages 147-170 in T. Schenk and A. Franklin (eds.), Modeling in Natural Resource Management: Valid Development, Interpretation, and Application, Island Press, Inc, Washington, DC, USA. 2001-03-31
Kendall, W. L. 2001. The Robust Design for capture recapture studies: analysis using program MARK. Pages 279-282 in Proceedings of the 2nd International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 2001-06-30
Kendall, W. L. 1999. Robustness of closed capture-recapture methods to violations of the closure assumption. Ecology 80:2517 2525. 1999-11-30
Kendall, W. L. 1999. Adaptive harvest management of waterfowl: implementation and evolution. Pages 14-15 in Adaptive Management Forum: Linking Management and Science to Achieve Ecological Sustainability, Proceedings of the 1998 Provincial Science Forum, G. B. MacDonald, J. Fraser, and P. Gray (eds), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Peterborough, ON, Canada. 1999-06-30
Johnson, F.A., C.T. Moore, W.L. Kendall, J.A. Dubovsky, D.F. Caithamer, J.R. Kelley, Jr., and B.K. Williams. 1997. Uncertainty and the management of mallard harvests. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:202-216. | Abstract | Download 1997-01-31
Johnson, F. H., B. K. Williams, J. D. Nichols, W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, G. W. Smith, and D. F. Caithamer. 1993. Developing an adaptive management strategy for harvesting waterfowl in North America. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. 1993-04-30
Johnson, F. A., W. L. Kendall, and J. A. Dubovsky. 2002. Conditions and limitations on learning in the adaptive harvest management of midcontinent mallards. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:176-185. 2002-02-28
Johnson, D. H., and W. L. Kendall. 1997. Modeling the population dynamics of Gulf Coast sandhill cranes. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop 7:173-180. 1997-04-30
Horton, G. E., B. H. Letcher, and W. L. Kendall. 2011. A multi-state capture-recapture modeling strategy to separate true survival from permanent emigration for a passive integrated transponder tagged population of stream fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:320-333. 2011-04-30
Hines, J. E., W. L. Kendall, and J. D. Nichols. 2003. On the use of the robust design with transient capture-recapture models. Auk 120(4):1151-1158. 2003-07-31
Gold, H. J., W. L. Kendall, and P. L. Shaffer. 1987. Nonlinearity and effects of microclimatic variability on a codling moth population (Cydia pomonella): a sensitivity simulation. Ecological Modelling 37:139-154. 1987-10-31
Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. Adaptive management of animal populations with significant unknowns and uncertainties: a case study. Ecological Applications 28:1325-1341, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1734. 2018-04-30
Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. 2017. Evaluating and improving count-based population inference: A case study from 31 years of monitoring sandhill cranes. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119:191-206 2017-01-31
Gerber, B. D., and W. L. Kendall. 2016. Considering transient population dynamics in the conservation of slow life-history species: An application to the sandhill crane. Biological Conservation 200:228-239. 2016-08-31
Gerber, B. D., W. L. Kendall, M. B. Hooten, J. A. Dubovsky, and R. C. Drewien. 2015. Optimal population prediction of sandhill crane recruitment based on climate-mediated habitat limitations. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12370 2015-05-31
Garcia-Cruz, M. A., M. Lampo, C. L. Penaloza, W. L. Kendall, G. Sole, and K. M. Rodriguez-Clark. 2015.Population trends and survival of nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) on Aves Island, Venezuela. Endangered Species Research 29:101-116. 2015-12-31
Farnsworth, M. L., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., R. S. Miller, G. C. White, J. D. Nichols, and A. B. Franklin. 2011. Targeted surveillance for highly pathogenic avian influenza in migratory waterfowl and geese across the United States. Pages 143-155 in Pandemic Influenza Viruses: Sceience, Surveillance and Public Health. S. K. Majumdar et al., eds, The Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 2011-07-31
Drewien, R. C., W. M. Brown, and W. L. Kendall. 1995. Long-term recruitment in greater sandhill cranes of the Rocky Mountain population. J. of Wildlife Management 59(2):339-356. 1995-02-28
Doherty, P. F., Jr., W. L. Kendall, S. Sillett, M. Gustafson, B. Flint, M. Naughton, C. S. Robbins, and P. Pyle. 2006. Development of a banding database for North Pacific albatross Implications for future data collection. Pages 173-179 in I. G. Macintyre, editor. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 543. 579 pp. 2006-02-28
Devineaux, O., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., T. M. Shenk, G. C. White, P. M. Lukacs, and K. P. Burnham. 2014. Increased flexibility for modeling telemetry and nest-survival data using the multistate framework. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:224-230. 2014-02-28
Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., and P. G. Ryan. 2009. Demography of Marion Island grey-headed albatross: analysis using advances in mark-recapture models. The Auk 126:77-88. 2009-02-28
Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, and J. E. Hines. 2009. A traditional and less-invasive robust design: choices in optimizing effort allocation for seabird studies. Pages 727-744 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA. 2009-02-28
Conn, P. B., and W. L. Kendall. 2004. Evaluating mallard adaptive management models with time series. Journal of Wildlife Management 68(4):1065-1082. 2004-10-31
Conn, P. B., W. L. Kendall, and M. D. Samuels. 2004. A general model for the analysis of mark-resight, mark-recapture, and band recovery data under tag loss. Biometrics 60:900-909. 2004-08-31
Church, D. R., L. L. Bailey, H. M. Wilbur, W. L. Kendall, and J. E. Hines. 2007. Iteroparity in the variable environment of the salamander Ambystoma tigrinum. Ecology 88:891-903. 2007-09-30
Chambert, T., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, P. Pedrini, J. H. Waddle, G. Tavecchia, S. C. Walls, and S. Tenan. 2015. An open dynamic occupancy model to estimate shifts in the distribution and phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:638-647 2015-06-30
Bailey, L. L., W. L. Kendall, and D. R. Church. 2009. Exploring/extensions of multistate models with multiple unobservable states. Pages 693-709 in D. L. Thomson, E. G. Cooch, and M. C. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations, Springer Science+Business Media, New York, New York, USA. 2009-01-31
Bailey, L. L., W. L. Kendall, D. R. Church, and H. M. Wilbur. 2004. Estimating survival and breeding probabilities for pond-breeding amphibians using a modified robust design. Ecology 85:2456-2466. 2004-11-30
Bailey, L. L., S. J. Converse, and W. L. Kendall. 2010. Bias, precision, and parameter redundancy in complex multistate models with unobservable states. Ecology 91:1598-1604 2010-10-31
Anderson, R., M. Morrison, K. Sinclair, D. Strickland, H. Davis, and W. Kendall. 1999. Studying wind energy/bird interactions: a guidance document. National Wind Coordinating Committee. 1999-11-30
Project Completion Date
Estimation of Wind Farm Mortality: Development of Super Population Approach to Estimate Cumulative Mortality from Carcass Surveys Accounting for Carcass Removal and Non-Detection 2016-09-30
Evaluation of PIT tag antennae array & analysis of Humpback Chub PIT tag antennae data from the Little Colorado River 2014-09-30
Mountain Lion Population Modeling 2014-12-31
Design & Analysis of Demographic Studies of Sea Turtles 2014-12-31
Predicting Migratory Bird Responses to Climate Change: 2017-12-31
Evaluation of Decision Structures and Monitoring Programs for Managing Sandhill Cranes 2014-12-31
Design and Analysis of Manatee Demographic Models 2014-06-30
Building USGS Capacity in Modeling: a Collaboration among the Colorado Cooperative Research Unit, the Alaska Science Center, and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center 2015-08-31
Evaluating the status and distributions of bats in WNS-free areas using data from the North American Bat Monitoring Program: acoustic data processing and analysis (RWO122) 2021-12-31
Spring and fall stopover food resources and land use patterns for Rocky Mountain Population Sandhill Cranes in the San Luis Valley, Colorado (RWO121) 2023-09-30
Western Gulf Coast Population of Mottled Ducks Banding Needs Assessment 2021-09-30
Estimating population size and demographic parameters for Rio Grande Sucker and Rio Grande Chub at Baca National Wildlife Refuge 2024-07-31
Rocky Mountain Elk Recruitment & Habitat 2022-03-30
Spring and fall stopover food resources and land use patterns for RMP Sandhill Cranes in the San Luis Valley, CO 2022-12-31
Evaluating the status and distributions of bats in WNS-free areas using standardized acoustic monitoring data from the North American Bat Monitoring Program (RWO118) 2020-08-31
Demography of Black-footed and Laysan Albatross: Kilaua Point & Tern Island Populations 2020-09-30
Sea Turtle Monitoring 2014-12-31
Fish Population Models 2021-12-31
Inferences on the Status of Raptors 2018-01-08
Inferences on the Status of Raptors 2017-06-30
Mountain Lion Population Modeling 2014-06-30
Breeding Ecology of Cinnamon Teal Within the San Luis Valley, CO 2019-12-31
Demography of Black-footed and Laysan Albatross: Vital Rates in Support of the Surrogate Species Approach to Strategic Habitat Conservation 2020-07-14
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Tack, Kristen Master's Completed Program 2014-12-20
Williams, Perry PhD Completed Program 2015-12-18
Yeager, Kirstie Master's Completed Program 2016-06-15
Penaloza, Claudia Post Doc Completed Program 2012-12-31
Gerber, Brian PhD Completed Program 2015-05-15
Khalighifar, Ali Post Doc Active
Malachowski, Christopher Post Doc Active
Vanausdall, Rachel PhD Active
Lambert, Shannon Master's Active
Dzul, Maria PhD Active
Setash, Casey Master's Completed Program 2018-06-30
Zhao, Qing Post Doc Completed Program 2017-07-31
Peron, Guillaume Post Doc Completed Program 2014-03-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Zhao, Q., G. S. Boomer, and W. L. Kendall. 2016. Partitioning the effects of hunting and climate on waterfowl survival. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC. 2016-08-18
Winkelman, D. L., W. L. Kendall, and M. C. Dzul. 2019. Introduction to the symposium on the use of autonomous PIT tag antennas for modeling vital rates and movement. American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada, 29 Sep - 3 Oct 2019. 2019-10-03
Williams, P. J., C. R. Ely, W. L. Kendall, M. B. Hooten, and J. A. Schmutz. 2014. Population dynamics and management of Cackling Geese. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014-10-28
Setash, C.M., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2017. Adaptive nest site selection influences Cinnamon Teal nest survival in Colorado. 24th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. 2017-09-26
Setash, C., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2018. Cinnamon teal nest attendance influences nest survival during incubation. 25th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Cleveland, OH. 2018-10-09
Setash, C., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2016. Cinnamon teal breeding ecology in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Annual Meeting of the Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Collins, CO. 2017-02-16
Setash, C., W. L. Kendall, and D. Olson. 2016. Cinnamon teal breeding ecology in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. 23rd Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC. 2016-10-18
Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., W. L. Kendall, and J. Saracco. 2014. Overwintering dynamics of migratory birds: how to infer movement patterns using open multi-state models. 2014 Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Estes Park, CO. 2014-09-24
Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., W. L. Kendall, G. C. White, and J. Saracco. 2013. On the use of multistate open robust design state uncertainty models to account for and directly estimate transience under various definitions. Euring 2013 Analytical Conference. 2013-05-01
Pearson, K., W. Kendall, D.L. Winkelman, and W Persons. Spawning probability of humpback chub, Gila cypha, in the Little Colorado River, Arizona. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, March 4-6, Laramie, WY. 2014-03-05
Pearson, K., W. Kendall, D. Winkelman, and W. Persons. 2014. Spawning strategy of the endangered humpback chub in the Little Colorado River with implications for estimability of demographic parameters necessary for species recovery. Society for Conservation Biology Conference, Missoula, MT. 2014-07-15
Millsap, B., G. S. Zimmerman, W. L. Kendall, F. Abadi, and J. V. Gedir. 2020. An integrated population model to inform management of permitted take of bald eagles in the United States. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, Salt Lake City Utah, 2 August to 7 August, 2020. 2020-08-06
Kendall, W. L., R. Y. Conrey, and J. H. Gammonley. 2020. Multistage nest survival: a hidden Markov model approach when nest age or stage is uncertain. The Wildlife Society 2020 Annual Conference, 28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020. 2020-09-30
Kendall, W. L., R. C. Drewien, W. Brown, and B. D. Gerber. 2014. Pre- and post-harvest mortality sources and survival of the Rocky Mountain Sandhill Crane. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014-10-28
Kendall, W. L., K. N. Pearson, P. H. Dutton, K. R. Stewart, and C. Lombard. 2018. Life history and demography of a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) at St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, 1992-2013. 25th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Cleveland, OH. 2018-10-11
Kendall, W. L., K. N. Pearson, P. H. Dutton, K. R. Stewart, and C. Lombard. 2017. Life history and demography of a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), U. S. Virgin Islands, 1992-2013. 37th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. Las Vegas, NV. 2017-04-19
Kendall, W. L., G. C. White, L. Cordes, and B. W. Meixell. 2013. Estimating parameters under state uncertainty when events are seasonal. Euring 2013 Analytical Conference, Athens, Georgia. 2013-05-01
Kendall, W. L., D. L. Winkelman, M. C. Dzul, and C. B. Yackulic. 2019. Estimating vital rates and movement using autonomous PIT tag antennas: a design and analysis framework. American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference, Reno, NV. 2019-10-03
Kendall, W. L., C. A. Langtimm, M. M. Lamont, M. Randall, R. S. Wells, K. M. Hart, C. A. Beck, and A. L. Teague. 2016. Assessing the potential of a monitoring network for the Gulf of Mexico based on large vertebrate species. 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, Tampa, FL. 2016-02-04
Kendall, W. L., C. A. Langtimm, C. A. Beck, K. A. Rood, S. L. Barton, and A. L. Teague. 2016. Using continuous-time resighting data to improve inference from multistate mark-recapture studies. 2016-10-17
Kendall, W. L. Robust demographic studies of sea turtles from an ensemble of data sources. 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. New Orleans, LA, USA. 2014-04-15
Kendall, W. L. 2020. Contributions of banding data to the development of avian demography and capture-recapture modeling. North American Ornithological Conference 2020, 11-16 August 2020. 2020-08-13
Kendall, W. L. 2017. The multistate model as an omnibus framework for robust inference from mark-recapture studies. 24th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. 2017-09-24
Kendall, W. L. 2015. Robust inference from seabird demographic studies through a synergy among hypotheses, design, and analytical tools. 2nd World Seabird Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, October 26-30, 2015. 2015-10-27
Gerber, B. Kendall, W. Hooten, M., Dubovsky, J., Drewien, R. Predicting Juvenile Sandhill Crane Production From Ecologically-Driven Hypotheses Using Statistical Regularization 2014-10-25
Gerber, B. D., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Dubovsky, R. C. Drewien, and M. B. Hooten. Annual variation of young of the year in the Rocky Mountain Population of Sandhill Cranes. 13th North American Crane Workshop. Lafayette, LA, USA. 2014-04-16
Drewien, R. C., W. L. Kendall, W. Brown, and B. D. Gerber. Survival of the Rocky Mountain Sandhill Crane. 13th North American Crane Workshop. Lafayette, LA. 2014-04-16
DeCoste, J, R. Y. Conrey, W. L. Kendall, and J. Gammonley. 2017. Nest survival of bald eagles in Colorado. Annual Meeting of the Colorado Chapter of the The Wildlife Society, Fort Collins, CO. 2017-02-16
Conrey, R. Y., J. DeCoste, W. L. Kendall, and J. H. Gammonley. 2019. Developing methods for nesting success of bald eagles in Colorado. Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO, Nov 5-10, 2019. 2019-11-08
Cannell, B., J. Sinclair, S. Vardeh, W. L. Kendall, J. Tyne, and B. Sherwin. 2019. Is climate change to blame for the halving of a high conservation value Little Penguin colony over a mere 10 years? 10th International Penguin Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 24-28 August 2019. 2019-08-26
Technical Publications Publication Date
Pollock, K. H., H. Chen, C. Brownie, and W. L. Kendall. 1989. Age-dependent tag recovery analyses of Pacific halibut data. Report to International Pacific Halibut Commission, 56 pp. 1989-03-31
Kendall, W. L., and P. F. Doherty, Jr. 2005. Part III - Design of albatross banding studies. Report to USFWS Region 1. 12 pp. 2005-07-31
Kendall, W. L., and J. G. Bruggink. 1994. American woodcock: harvest and breeding status, 1994. U. S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Admin. Rep. 14pp. 1994-06-30
Kendall, W. L., J. D. Nichols, J. R. Kelley, Jr., K. Klimkewiecz, W. Manear, and F. Fiehr. 1998. Recapture/resighting task force: findings and recommendations. Report to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory, 11pp. 1998-07-31
Kendall, W. L. P. F. Doherty, Jr., S. Sillett, B. Flint, M. Naughton, C. S. Robbins, M. Gustafson, P. Pyle, and A. Viggiano. 2004. Demographic modeling of North Pacific Albatross populations. Report to USFWS Regions 1 and 7. 80 pp. 2004-05-31
Johnson, F. A., J. P. Bladen, R. J. Blohm, D. F. Caithamer, D. J. Case, J. A. Dubovsky, K. Gamble, J. R. Kelley, Jr., W. L. Kendall, E. M. Martin, M. T. Moore, M. C. Otto, P. I. Padding, A. Romer, S. E. Sheaffer, G. W. Smith, K. A. Wilkins. 1998. Adaptive harvest management: considerations for the 1998 duck hunting season. USFWS Office of Migratory Bird Management Administrative Report. 1998-08-31
Johnson, F. A., J. P. Bladen, R. J. Blohm, D. F. Caithamer, D. J. Case, J. A. Dubovsky, J. R. Kelley, Jr., W. L. Kendall, C. T. Moore, M. T. Moore, G. W. Smith, P. R. Schmidt, and R. E. Trost. 1997. Adaptive harvest management: considerations for the 1997 duck hunting season. USFWS Office of Migratory Bird Management Administrative Report. 1997-08-31
Johnson, F. A., J. P. Bladen, D. F. Caithamer, J. A. Dubovsky, J. R. Kelley, Jr., W. L. Kendall, E. M. Martin, and C. T. Moore. 1996. Adaptive harvest management: considerations for the 1996 duck hunting season. USFWS Office of Migratory Bird Management Administrative Report. 1996-08-31
Farnsworth, M., W. L. Kendall, R. Miller, P. F. Doherty, Jr., J. D. Nichols, G. C. White, K. P. Burnham, and A. B. Franklin. 2006. A preliminary sampling protocol for early detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in environmental samples from migratory waterfowl in the United States for 2007. Preliminary report to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, 33pp. 2007-06-30
Drewien, R. C., and W. L. Kendall. 2001. Fall recruitment survey of the Rocky Mountain population of greater sandhill cranes. Report to the Pacific Flyway and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3 pp. 2001-10-31
Drewien, R. C., and W. L. Kendall. 2000. Fall recruitment survey of the Rocky Mountain population of greater sandhill cranes. Report to the Pacific Flyway and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3pp. 2000-10-31
Drewien, R. C., W. M. Brown, D. C. Lockman, W. L. Kendall, K. R. Clegg, V. K. Graham, and S. S. Manes. 2001. Band recoveries, mortality factors, and survival of Rocky Mountain greater sandhill cranes, 1969-99. Report to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Denver, CO, USA. 2001-05-31
Dolton, D. D., and W. L. Kendall. 1993. Mourning dove breeding population status, 1993. USFWS Administrative Report, 16 pp. 1993-06-30
Doherty, P. F., and W. L. Kendall. 2003. North Pacific Albatross database development. Report to USFWS Regions 1 and 7. 50 pp. 2003-03-31