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

Colorado Staff Member

Ms. Frances E. Buderman


  • MS Pennsylvania State University 2012
  • BS Cornell University 2010


I received my B.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University in 2010. Following graduation, I worked with Dr. Duane Diefenbach and the Pennsylvania Cooperative Research Unit on a M.S. thesis using multiple data types to increase precision and reduce bias of white-tailed deer harvest rate estimates. My degree from Penn State University in Wildlife and Fisheries was completed in December 2012. In January 2013 I started working on my Ph.D. at Colorado State University with Mevin Hooten. My project focuses on large scale predator movement and connectivity.

Research Interest

I have a broad interest in applied quantitative methods to reduce uncertainty in wildlife management. My M.S. degree focused on combining data types to improve model estimates and allocation of resources, a theme I would like to continue in my Ph.D. I am also interested in applied ecology, specifically animal movement and connectivity.

Research Publications Publication Date
Hooten, M.B., F.E. Buderman, B.M. Brost, E.M. Hanks, and J.S. Ivan. (2016). Hierarchical animal movement models for population-level inference. Environmetrics, 27: 322-333. December 2016
Buderman, F.E., M.B. Hooten, M.W. Alldredge, E.M. Hanks, and J.S. Ivan. (2018). Time-varying predatory behavior is primary predictor of fine-scale movement of wildland-urban cougars. Movement Ecology, 6: 22. January 2018
Buderman, F.E., M.B. Hooten, J.S. Ivan, and T.M. Shenk. 2016. A functional model for characterizing long distance movement behavior. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7(3): 264–273. March 2016
Buderman, F.E., M.B. Hooten, J. Ivan, and T. Shenk. (2018). Large-scale movement behavior in a reintroduced predator population. Ecography, 41: 126-139. January 2018
Buderman, F. E., and E.B. Liebgold. 2012. Effect of search method and age class on mark-recapture parameter estimation in a population of red-backed salamanders. Population Ecology 54:157-167. | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2012
Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, M. J. Casalena, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford. 2014. Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. Ecology and Evolution 4:1439-1450. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website March 2014
Buderman, F. E., D. R. Diefenbach, C. S. Rosenberry, B. D. Wallingford, and E. S. Long. 2014. Effect of hunter selectivity on harvest rates of radio-collared white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1456-1465. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2014
Able, K. W., T. M. Grothues, J. L. Rackovan, and F. E. Buderman. 2014. Application of mobile dual-frequency identification Sonar (DIDSON) to fish in estuarine habitats. Northeastern Naturalist 21:192-209. | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2014
Presentations Presentation Date
Diefenbach, D. R., Buderman, F. E., and L. C. Gigliotti. Efficiency of joint known-fate and tag-recovery models for estimating harvest rates of large animals. EURING Technical Meeting, 2-7 July 2017, Barcelona, Spain. July 2017
Buderman, F.E., M.B. Hooten, and M. Alldredge. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. (2016). Mountain lion movement dynamics in the wildland-urban interface. Contributed Talk. October 2016
Buderman, F.E., M.B. Hooten, and M. Alldredge. The Wildlife Society - CMPS meeting. (2016). Drivers of mountain lion movement in the Colorado Front Range. Contributed Talk. August 2016
Buderman, F.E. and M.B. Hooten. (2018). Basis functions for continuous-time models of animal movement. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH. Invited Talk. October 2018
Buderman, F. E., and D. R. Diefenbach. Accounting for tagging-harvest mortality in a Brownie dead-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data. EURING Analytical Meeting, 28 April 2013, Athens, Georgia, USA. April 2013
Buderman, F. E, and D. R. Diefenbach. Using auxiliary known-fate data to improve harvest estimates from tag-recovery models. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, 16 October 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA. October 2012