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

New Mexico Staff Member


Dr. James W. Cain

James Cain with desert bighorn sheep lamb

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (575) 646 - 3382
Email: jwcain@usgs.gov
Alt. Email: jwcain@nmsu.edu

Education

  • Ph D University of Arizona 2006
  • MS California State University-Sacramento 2001
  • BS Colorado State University 1997

Biography

I am originally from Tempe, Arizona. I received a B.S. from Colorado State University, an M.S. from California State University, Sacramento, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

Teaching Interest

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach a range of courses and gain teaching experiences with diverse groups of students at both U.S. and international universities. My experiences include teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and include courses in Wildlife Management, Field Methods for Wildlife and Conservation, Quantitative Biology, Wildlife -habitat Relationships, and Population and Community Ecology. My teaching interests include courses in large mammal ecology and conservation, wildlife-habitat relationships, field methods, and wildlife conservation and management.

Research Interest

My research interests are primarily in wildlife-habitat relationships, population ecology, and the influence of management practices on native wildlife species. I address both basic and applied questions related to wildlife ecology, conservation and management. In general, my research interests focus on understanding the effects of environmental heterogeneity on habitat selection, resource use, movements and the landscape-level distribution of mammals and birds. Specifically I am interested in studies on how spatial and temporal variation in habitat characteristics, resources and constraints on resource use (e.g., predation risk) influence the movement, habitat selection and distribution of wildlife. Furthermore, I am interested in determining how habitat selection, at the local and landscape scales, is related to demographic rates and population dynamics, including the relationships between habitat quality and metapopulation dynamics. Another area of research involves the influence of natural resource management activities on wildlife and I work with government agencies to assess the implications of current and future land use and management practices on conservation of wildlife populations and communities.

Research Publications Publication Date
Turnbull, T.T., J.W. Cain, III, and G.W. Roemer. 2013. Anthropogenic impacts to the recovery of the Mexican wolf with a focus on trapping-related incidents. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:311-318. | Download February 2013
Turnbull, T.T., J.W. Cain, III, G.W. Roemer. 2011. Evaluating trapping techniques to reduce potential for injury to Mexican wolves. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1190. December 2011
Tatman, N.M., S.G. Liley, J.W. Cain III, and J.W. Pitman. 2018. Effects of nutrition and calf predation on elk vital rates in New Mexico. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:1417–1428. | Download August 2018
Sorensen, G.E., D.W. Kramer, J.W. Cain III, C.A. Taylor, P.S. Gibson, M.C. Wallace, R.D. Cox, and W.B. Ballard. 2020. Mule deer habitat selection following vegetation thinning treatments in New Mexico. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:122-129. | Download March 2020
Smith, S.M. and J.W. Cain, III. 2009. Foraging efficiency and vigilance behaviour of impala: the influence of herd size and neighbor density. African Journal of Ecology 47:109-118. | Download December 2009
Smith, K.N., T.J. Conkling, M. L. Morrison, J.W. Cain III, and R.N. Wilkins. 2017. Nest height and vertical vegetation associated with black-capped vireo breeding success in southwest Texas. Southeastern Naturalist 16:567-583. | Download December 2017
Smith, K.N., J.W. Cain, III, M.L. Morrison, and R.N. Wilkins. 2012. Nesting ecology of the black-capped vireo in southwest Texas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:277-285. | Download April 2012
Smith, K.N., J.W. Cain, III, M.L. Morrison, and R.N. Wilkins. 2012. A Novel Songbird Nest Predator: The Greater Arid-land Katydid. American Midland Naturalist 167:210-212. | Download January 2012
Smith, J.B., D.P. Walsh, E.J. Goldstein, Z.D. Parsons, R.C. Karsch, J.R. Stiver, J.W. Cain III, K.J. Raedeke, and J.A. Jenks. 2014. Techniques for capturing bighorn sheep lambs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:165-174. | Download March 2014
Schweiger, B.R., J.K. Frey, and J.W. Cain III. 2021. A case for multiscale habitat selection studies of small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 102:1249-1265.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyab071 | Download
October 2021
Roerick, T.M., J.W. Cain III, and J.V. Gedir. 2019. Forest restoration, wildfire and habitat selection by female mule deer. Forest Ecology and Management 447:169-179. | Download September 2019
Roberts, C.P., J.W. Cain III, and R.D. Cox. 2017. Identifying ecologically-relevant scales of habitat selection: diel habitat selection in elk. Ecosphere 8: art e02013. | Download November 2017
Roberts, C.P., J.W. Cain III, and R.D. Cox. 2016. Application of Activity Sensors for Estimating Behavioral Patterns. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:764-771 | Download December 2016
Reddell, C.D., F. Abadi, D.K. Delaney, J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer. 2021. Urbanization’s influence on the distribution of mange in a carnivore revealed with multistate occupancy models. Oecologia 195:105-116. | Download February 2021
Queheillalt, D.M., J.W. Cain, III, D.E. Taylor, M.L. Morrison, S.L. Hoover, N. Tuatoo-Bartley, L. Rugge, K. Christopherson, M.D. Hulst, M.R. Harris, and H.L. Keough. 2002. The exclusion of rare species from community level analyses. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:756-759. | Download July 2002
Pitman, J.W., J.W. Cain III, S.G. Liley, W.R. Gould, N.T. Quintana, and W. B. Ballard. 2014. Post-parturition habitat selection by elk calves and adult female elk in New Mexico. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1216-1227. | Download September 2014
Pepper, M.B., P.R. Krausman, B.D. Jansen, and J.W. Cain, III. 2005. Desert bighorn sheep osteology. Desert Bighorn Council Transactions 48:23-27. December 2005
Pepper, M.B., L.D. Howery, P.R. Krausman, G.B. Ruyle, J.W. Cain III, and D.W. Schafer. 2013. Adaptive grazing management for cattle and elk forage use in central Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 58:20-27. | Download March 2013
Parrini, F., J.W. Cain, III, and P.R. Krausman. 2009. Capra ibex. Mammalian Species 830:1-12. | Download December 2009
O’Shaughnessy, R., J.W. Cain III, N. Owen-Smith. 2014. Comparative diet and habitat selection of puku and lechwe in northern Botswana. Journal of Mammalogy 95:933-942. | Download October 2014
Owen-Smith, N. and J.W. Cain, III. 2007. Indicators of adaptive responses in home range utilization and movement patterns by a large mammalian herbivore. Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution 53:423-438. | Download December 2007
Overstreet, M.W., J.W. Cain III, and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Adult survival, apparent lamb survival, and body condition of desert bighorn sheep in relation to habitat and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS NCTC. 20 pages August 2014
Marshal, J.P., J.W. Cain, III, V.C. Bleich, and S.S. Rosenstock. 2009. Intrinsic and extrinsic sources of variation in the dynamics of large herbivore populations. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:103-111. | Download December 2009
Magome, H., J.W. Cain, III, N. Owen-Smith, and S.R. Henley. 2008. Forage selection of sable antelope in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 38:35-41. | Download December 2008
Macandza, V.A., N. Owen-Smith, and J.W. Cain, III. 2012. Habitat and resource partitioning between abundant and relatively rare grazing ungulates. Journal of Zoology 287:175-185. | Download June 2012
Macandza, V.A., N. Owen-Smith, and J.W. Cain, III. 2012. Dynamic spatial partitioning and coexistence among tall grass grazers in an African savanna. Oikos 121:891-898. | Download June 2012
Lewis, J.D., J.W. Cain III, and R. Denkhaus. 2014. Home range and habitat selection of an inland alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) population at the northwestern edge of the distribution range. Southeastern Naturalist 13:261-279. | Download April 2014
Krausman, P.R., and J.W. Cain, III, editors. 2013. Wildlife Management: Contemporary Principles and Practices. The Wildlife Society and John Hopkins University Press. October 2013
Krausman, P.R., V.C. Bleich, J.W. Cain, III, T.R. Stephenson, D.W. DeYoung, P.W. McGrath, P.K. Swift, B.M. Pierce, and B.D. Jansen. 2004. Neck lesions in ungulates from collars incorporating satellite technology. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:987-991. | Download December 2004
Krausman, P.R., S.S. Rosenstock, and J.W. Cain, III. 2006. Introduction: Developed waters for wildlife: Science, perception, values and controversy. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:563-569. | Download December 2006
Krausman, P.R., L.K. Harris, R.R. Wilson, J.W. Cain, III, K.K.G. Koenen. 2007. Bombing and Sonoran pronghorn: a clear and present danger? Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2820-2823. | Download December 2007
Krausman, P.R., J.R. Morgart, L.K. Harris, C.S. O’Brien, J.W. Cain, III, S. S. Rosenstock. 2005. Introduction: Management for the survival of Sonoran pronghorn in the United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:5-7. | Download December 2005
Krausman, P.R., J. Avey, P.K. Devers, J. Tull, B.D. Jansen, and J.W. Cain, III. 2006. Distances moved by desert mule deer when startled. Southwestern Naturalist 51:436-439. December 2006
Kramer, D.W., G.E. Sorensen, C.A. Taylor R.D. Cox, P.S. Gibson, and J.W. Cain III. 2015. Ungulate exclusion, conifer thinning and mule deer forage in northeastern New Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 113:29-34. | Download February 2015
Kindschuh, S.R., J.W. Cain III, D. Daniel and M.A. Peyton. 2016. Efficacy of GPS cluster analysis for predicting carnivory sites of a wide-ranging omnivore: the American black bear. Ecosphere 7: art e01513. | Download October 2016
Karsch, R.C., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, and E.J. Goldstein. 2016. Desert bighorn lambing habitat: Parturition, lamb nursery, and predation sites. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1069-1080. | Download July 2016
Justice-Allen, A.E., C.J. Luedtke, M.W. Overstreet, J.W. Cain, III, and T.R. Stephenson. 2011. Prevalence of Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae in desert bighorn sheep in Arizona. Desert Bighorn Council Transactions 51:1-10. | Download April 2011
Humagain, K., C. Portillo-Quintero, R.Cox, and J.W. Cain III. 2018. Estimating forest canopy cover dynamics in Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, using LiDAR and Landsat data. Applied Geography 99:120-132. | Download August 2018
Humagain, K., C. Portillo-Quintero, R. Cox, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Mapping tree density in forests of the Southwestern USA using Landsat 8 data. Forests 8:287. | Download August 2017
Gould, M.J., W.R. Gould, J.W. Cain III, and G.W Roemer. 2019. Validating performance of occupancy models for estimating habitat use and predicting the distribution of highly-mobile species: a case study using the American black bear. Biological Conservation 234:28-36. | Download March 2019
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2016. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling coupled with spatially explicit capture-recapture methods. Report provided by the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program under agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-120-2016, National Conservation Training Center. | Download June 2016
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, W.R. Gould, and S. G. Liley. 2018. Density of American black bears in New Mexico. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:775-788. | Download May 2018
Goljani, R., J.K. Frey, J.W. Cain III, S.W. Breck, D.L. Bergman. 2018. Predicting spatial factors associated with cattle depredations by the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) with recommendations for depredation risk modeling. Biological Conservation 224:327-335. | Download June 2018
Gedir, J.V., and J.W. Cain III. 2018. An individual-based model for predicting dynamics of a newly established Mexican wolf population. USGS Open File Report 2018-1126. | Download August 2018
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, T.L. Swetnam, P.R. Krausman, and J.R. Morgart. 2020. Extreme drought and adaptive resource selection by a desert mammal. Ecosphere 11(7):e03175. | Abstract | Download July 2020
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, G.C. Duff, and J.R. Morgart. 2016. Potential foraging decisions by a desert ungulate to balance water and nutrient intake in a water-stressed environment. PLoS ONE 11(2):e0148795.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148795 | Download February 2016
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T. Turnbull. 2015. Effects of climate change on long-term population growth of pronghorn in an arid environment. Ecosphere 6: art 189. | Download October 2015
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, B.C. Lubow, T. Karish, D.K. Delaney, and G.W. Roemer. 2021. Estimating abundance and simulating fertility control in a feral burro population. Journal of Wildlife Management 85:1187-1199. | Download July 2021
Garrison, K.R., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, and E.J. Goldstein. 2016. Sympatric cattle grazing and desert bighorn sheep foraging. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:197-207. | Download February 2016
Flesch, A.D., C.W. Epps, J.W. Cain, III, M. Clark, P.R. Krausman, and J.R. Morgart. 2010. Potential effects of the United States-Mexico Border fence on wildlife. Conservation Biology 24:171-181. | Download December 2010
Doyle, J.M. T.E. Katzner, G.W. Roemer, J.W. Cain III, B. Millsap, C. McIntyre, S.A. Sonsthagen, N. Fernandez, M. Wheeler, Z. Bulut, P. Bloom, and J.A. DeWoody. 2016. Genetic structure and viability selection in the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), a vagile raptor with a holarctic distribution. Conservation Genetics 17:1307–1322. | Download December 2016
Conkling, T.J., T.L. Pope, K.N. Smith, H.A. Mathewson, M.L. Morrison, R.N. Wilkins, and J.W. Cain, III. 2012. Black-capped vireo nest predator assemblage. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1401-1411. | Download December 2011
Charles H. Prude and James W. Cain III "Habitat diversity influences puma Puma concolor diet in the Chihuahuan Desert," Wildlife Biology 2021(4), wlb.00875-, (15 October 2021). https://doi.org/10.2981/wlb.00875 | Download October 2021
Cain, J.W., III, and P.R. Krausman, editors. 2006. Proceedings of the 2005 Conference of the Southwest Section of The Wildlife Society. Managing Wildlife in the Southwest: New Challenges for the 21st Century. Southwest Section of The Wildlife Society, Tucson, Arizona, USA. December 2006
Cain, J.W., III, and M.L. Morrison. 2003. Reproductive ecology of dusky flycatchers in montane meadows of the central Sierra Nevada. Western North American Naturalist 63:507-512. | Download December 2003
Cain, J.W., III, and B.D. Jansen. 2005. Tree swallow entangled on teddy bear cholla spines. Southwestern Naturalist 50:272-273. December 2005
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, and S.S. Rosenstock. 2013. Water and Other Welfare Factors, Pages 174-194, in P.R. Krausman and J.W. Cain III, Editors. Wildlife Management: Contemporary Principles and Practices. The Wildlife Society and John Hopkins University Press. October 2013
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, and H.L. Germaine. 2004. Antidorcas marsupialis. Mammalian Species 753:1-7. | Download December 2004
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, S.S. Rosenstock, and J.C. Turner. 2006. Thermoregulation and water balance in desert ungulates. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:570-581. | Download December 2006
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, J.R. Morgart, and J.J. Hervert. 2002. Use of GPS/Satellite telemetry systems in mountain sheep research. Desert Bighorn Council Transactions 46:10-17. December 2002
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, J.R. Morgart, B.D. Jansen, and M.B. Pepper. 2008. Responses of desert bighorn sheep to the removal of water sources. Wildlife Monographs 171. | Download December 2008
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, B.D. Jansen, and J.R. Morgart. 2005. Influence of topography and GPS fix interval on GPS collar performance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:926-934. | Download December 2005
Cain, J.W., III, N. Owen-Smith, and V.A. Macandza. 2012. The costs of drinking: comparative water dependency of sable antelope and zebra. Journal of Zoology 286:58-67. | Download January 2012
Cain, J.W., III, M.L. Morrison, and H.L. Bombay. 2003. Predator activity and nest success of willow flycatchers and yellow warblers. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:600-610. | Download December 2003
Cain, J.W., III, K.S. Smallwood, H.L. Loffland, and M.L. Morrison. 2006. Influence of mammal activity on nesting success of passerines. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:522-531. | Download December 2006
Cain, J.W., III, J.V. Gedir, P.R. Krausman, J.P. Marshal, J.D. Allen, G.C. Duff, B.D. Jansen and J.R. Morgart. 2017. Extreme precipitation variability, forage quality and large herbivore diet selection in arid environments. Oikos 126:1459-1471. | Download October 2017
Cain, J.W., III, H.E. Johnson, and P.R. Krausman. 2005. Wildfire and desert bighorn sheep habitat, Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 50:506-513. | Download December 2005
Cain, J.W., III, D.M. Queheillalt, M.L. Morrison, and K. Christopherson. 2004. Bird habitat use and bird-aircraft strikes at Beale Air Force Base, California. Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 40:90-100. December 2004
Cain, J.W., III, B.D. Jansen, R.S. Felger, and P.R. Krausman. 2010. Scallopleaf sage (Salvia vaseyi, Lamiaceae) discovered in Arizona. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 4:755-760. November 2010
Cain, J.W., III, B.D. Jansen, R.R. Wilson, and P.R. Krausman. 2008. Potential thermoregulatory advantages of shade use by desert bighorn sheep. Journal of Arid Environments 72:1518-1525. | Download December 2008
Cain, J.W. III, and M.S. Mitchell. 2018. Evaluation of Key Scientific Issues in the Report, “State of the Mountain Lion: a Call to End Trophy Hunting of America’s Lion”. USGS Open File Report 2018-1128. | Download August 2018
Cain, J.W. III, and J.P. Marhsal, editors. 2013. Proceedings of the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress, Durban, South Africa. July 2013
Cain, J.W. III, R.C. Karsch, E.J. Goldstein, E.M. Rominger, and W.R. Gould. 2019. Survival and cause-specific mortality of desert bighorn sheep lambs. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:251-259 | Download February 2019
Cain, J.W. III, J.V. Gedir, C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2018. Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern United States. Final Report to the U.S. Geological Survey, National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download February 2018
Cain, J.W. III, J.B. Ashling, and S.G. Liley. 2018. Survival and cause-specific mortality of translocated female mule deer in southern New Mexico, USA. Wildlife Research 45:325-335. | Download July 2018
Cain, J.W. 2018. Book Review: And Then There Were None: The Demise of Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness by Paul R. Krausman. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:475-476. January 2018
Cain III, J.W., M.M. Avery, C.A. Caldwell, L.B. Abbot, and J.L. Holechek. 2017. Diet composition, quality, and overlap of sympatric American pronghorn and gemsbok. Wildlife Biology wlb00296:1-10. DOI:10.2981/wlb.00296 | Download March 2017
Buchalski, M.R., C.W. Epps, J.W. Cain III, and L.M. Thompson. 2018. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations. Final Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. November 2018
Bard, S.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2020. Investigation of bed and den site selection by American black bears (Ursus americanus) in a landscape impacted by forest restoration treatments and wildfires. Forest Ecology and Management 460 Article 117904. | Download March 2020
Bard, S.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2019. Pathogen prevalence in American black bears (Ursus americanus amblyceps) of the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 55:745-754. | Download October 2019
Project Completion Date
Landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population July 2019
Quantifying habitat selection and predicting habitat use by whooping crane December 2016
Population trends and predicted trajectories of American Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) in the American Southwest May 2016
Resource selection and movements of mule deer and elk on the Jemez Pueblo March 2017
Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern U.S. August 2017
Habitat selection, survival and cause-specific mortality of translocated mule deer in southern New Mexico June 2015
Population dynamics and reintroduction characteristics of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico’s Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area September 2015
Influence of livestock grazing on activity budgets and foraging efficiency of desert bighorn sheep May 2014
Responses of large mammals to forest restoration treatments in the southwest Jemez Mountains, New Mexico September 2025
Survival and cause-specific mortality of neonatal desert bighorn sheep in New Mexico May 2014
Estimation of black bear densities in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic analyses December 2016
Distribution and habitat selection/space use of migratory and resident golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in areas with high potential for wind energy development in New Mexico December 2016
Elk calf survival and cause-specific mortality in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area June 2013
Pronghorn productivity and resource selection in the Chihuahuan Desert December 2012
Determining condition and productivity of desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge December 2012
Effects of recreational disturbance on desert bighorn sheep in western Colorado June 2025
Mapping Big Game Migration Corridors - New Mexico April 2022
Identification and characterization of habitat conditions of mule deer, elk and pronghorn migration routes and stopover locations in northern New Mexico June 2023
Modeling bald and golden eagle and other raptor populations and take rates January 2023
Elk demography, movements and habitat selection in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area in Arizona and New Mexico June 2023
Kirtland AFB mountain lion study November 2019
An assessment of the genetic structure of an urban Cooper's hawk population September 2019
Estimation of mountain lion density in New Mexico June 2020
Population trajectories and extinction probabilities for populations of large ungulates December 2018
Predation rates and use of habitats and wildlife drinkers by mountain lions July 2020
An estimate of abundance and an assessment of the efficacy of sterilization techniques for the control of wild burro populations March 2018
The ecological web contributing to a sarcoptic mange epizootic in coyotes of the Mojave Desert, Fort Irwin, California March 2018
Evaluating adaptive capacity of desert bighorn sheep to climate change: identifying genetic links to climate adaptations in native and reintroduced populations December 2017
Assessment of nutrition and predation as limiting factors for mule deer in New Mexico December 2018
Boyle, Scott
PhD
sboyle@nmsu.edu

Ennis, Joanna
Master's
jennis@nmsu.edu

Evans, Ashley
Master's
adevans@nmsu.edu

Farley, Zack
Master's
zfarley@nmsu.edu

Keeling, Matthew
Master's
mkeeling@nmsu.edu

Martinez, Sam
Master's
smarti12@nmsu.edu

Olson, Julia
Master's
jolson5@nmsu.edu

Passernig, Ruth
Master's
rpass@nmsu.edu

Ruhl, Caitlin
Master's
Caitlin.Ruhl@state.nm.us

Smythe, Sharon
PhD
sharonsmythe77@gmail.com

Thompson, Cara
Master's
cjthomps@nmsu.edu

White, Leah
Master's
leahw42@nmsu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Yiu, S.W., N. Owen-Smith, J.W. Cain III, and F. Parrini. 2018. How do lions hunt at night? Savanna Science Network Meeting, Skukuza, South Africa. March 2018
White, L., J.W. Cain III, F. A. Gabreselassie, J.S. Lewis, and R. Parmenter. 2021. Effects of wildfire and forest management on large mammal distribution, habitat use, and co-occurrence in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Threadgill, C.L., W.C. Conway, R.D. Cox, R.D. Bailey, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Pronghorn fawn survival and recruitment in a localized pronghorn population in southeast New Mexico. 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico, USA. February 2017
Threadgill, C.L., W.C. Conway, R.D. Cox, R.D. Bailey, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Pronghorn fawn survival and recruitment in a localized pronghorn population in southeast New Mexico. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA. February 2017
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2021. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection 14th Biennial Deer and Elk Workshop. Online Virtual. August 2021
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection. 8th Natural History of the Gila Symposium, Silver City, New Mexico, USA. February 2020
Thompson, C.J., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Influence of Mexican wolves on elk resource selection. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Tatman-Quintana, N., S. Liley, J.W. Cain III, and J.W. Pitman. 2017. Evaluating effects of nutrition and predation on an elk population in New Mexico. 12th Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. May 2017
Tatman, N.T., S.G. Liley, J.W. Cain III, and J.W. Pitman. 2018. Effects of calf predation and nutrition on elk vital rates. 13th Western Black Bear Workshop, Grand Junction, Colorado. May 2018
Tatman N.T., S.G. Liley, J.W. Cain III, and J.W. Pitman. 2018. Effects of calf predation and nutrition on elk vital rates in New Mexico. International Deer Biology Congress, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. August 2018
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, and W.C. Conway. 2019. Ungulate Forage Biomass and Quality During 6 Years of Landscape Restoration. 13th Biennial Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop. Marfa, Texas, USA. May 2019
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, and M.A. Peyton. 2019. Changes in forage biomass for elk and mule deer following 6 years of landscape scale forest restoration and monitoring in the Jemez Mountains, NM. Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. February 2019
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, and M.A. Peyton. 2019. Changes in forage biomass for elk and mule deer following 6 years of landscape scale forest restoration and monitoring in the Jemez Mountains, NM. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, Texas, USA. February 2019
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, M.A. Peyton, and R.R. Parmenter. 2017. Movement, resource use, and reproductive success of elk in response to competition, predation risk, and landscape restoration. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA. February 2017
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, M.A. Peyton, and R.R. Parmenter. 2017. Movement, resource use, and reproductive success of elk in response to competition, predation risk, and landscape restoration. 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico, USA. February 2017
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, M.A. Peyton, and R.R. Parmenter. 2017. Influence of movement and resource use on reproductive success of elk in a restored landscape. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER) September 2017
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, M.A. Peyton, and L. Bernal. 2018. Factors influencing calf bed site selection in a landscape changed by wildfire and restoration. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dallas, Texas, USA. February 2018
Smythe, S.E., J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway, M.A. Peyton, and L. Bernal. 2018. Factors influencing calf bed site selection in a landscape changed by wildfire and restoration. 51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. February 2018
Ruhl, C.Q., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, and N.M. Tatman. 2019. Improving desert bighorn population estimates using a hybrid model from aerial survey data. 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference. Bozeman, Montana, USA September 2019
Rossettie, T., T. Perry, J.W. Cain III, and R. Alonso. 2017. Spatial density estimations of Puma concolor by remote cameras and a novel hair sampling method. 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. May 2017
Roerick, T.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2020. Habitat selection by female mule deer in relation to prescribed fire, forest thinning and wildfires. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Roerick, T.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2018. Forest restoration, wildfire and habitat selection by female mule deer. International Deer Biology Congress, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. August 2018
Roberts, C., R. Cox, and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Fine-scale temporal modeling of elk (Cervus canadensis) habitat selection. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Sacramento, California. February 2016
Reddell, C.D., G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. The Adaptability and Disease Patterns of an Urban Coyote Population in the Mojave Desert. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER) September 2017
Ramsey, C.L., W.C. Conway, R.D. Cox, R.D. Bradley, J.W Cain III. 2018. Available forage and vegetative structure in the northern Sacramento Mountains, and the potential impact on neonatal pronghorn survival. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dallas, Texas, USA. February 2018
Ramsey, C.L., W.C. Conway, R.D. Cox, R.D. Bradley, J.W Cain III. 2018. Available forage and vegetative structure in the northern Sacramento Mountains, and the potential impact on neonatal pronghorn survival. 51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. February 2018
Prude, C.H., J.W. Cain III, and G. Harris. 2020. Habitat heterogeneity in the Chihuahuan Desert and puma diet diversity. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Prude, C.H., J.W. Cain III, and G. Harris. 2017. The influence of anthropogenic water on puma habitat use and prey selection in arid ecosystems. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER) September 2017
Prude, C.H., J.W. Cain III, and G. Harris. 2017. The influence of anthropogenic water on puma habitat use and prey selection in arid ecosystems. 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. May 2017
Prude, C.H., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and B. Jansen. 2021. The influence of man-made water sources on puma kill site locations and prey composition. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Prude, C.H., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and B. Jansen. 2021. Do water developments influence the distribution of puma kills? 56th Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Virtual Online. April 2021
Pitman, J.W., J.W. Cain III, S.G. Liley, W.R. Gould, and N.M. Quintana. 2013. Microhabitat selection and mortality site characteristics of elk calves in areas of differing predator composition in New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. February 2013
Pitman, J.W., J.W. Cain III, S.G. Liley, W.R. Gould, and N.M. Quintana. 2012. Micro-habitat selection and mortality site characteristics of elk calves in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area of west-central New Mexico. 19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Portland, Oregon, USA. October 2012
O’Shaugnessy, R., J. French, N. Owen-Smith, L.A. Harveson, J.W. Cain III, and S.S Gray. 2014. Towards a universal method for estimating ruminant diet from feces. 26th Biennial Pronghorn Workshop, Alpine, Texas, USA. May 2014
Oakleaf, J.K., J.W. Cain III, C.M. Gardner, S. Barrett, C.B. Piper. 2017. Survival and dispersal rates of Mexican wolves. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. September 2017
Murphy, S.M., J.W. Cain III, D. Wilckens, G. Roemer, R. Lonsinger, and M. Peyton. 2017. Developing novel spatial capture-recapture survey designs for estimating management-scale cougar density in New Mexico, USA. 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. May 2017
Munro, K.M., J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer. 2013. Movements and habitat/space use of Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) from southern New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA February 2013
Menefee, A.R., S.E. Smythe, J.W. Cain III, W.C. Conway. 2017. Stem densities of Populus tremuloides in aspen managed wildfire plots and not treated plots in northern New Mexico. Annual Meeting of the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management. San Angelo, Texas, USA. September 2017
Kramer, D. C. Taylor, G. Sorenson, R. Cox, P. Gipson, and J. Cain. 2013. The effects of thinning and ungulate exlcusion on conifer understory vegetation and key mule deer forage species in northeastern New Mexico, USA. 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota. August 2013
Kindschuh, S.R., and J.W. Cain III. 2015. Modeling black bear predation and scavenging using GPS cluster analysis. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico Mexico, USA. February 2015
Kindschuh, S.R., and J.W. Cain III. 2015. Black bear carnivory of ungulates: global positioning system cluster analysis as a tool for estimation. 12th Western Black Bear Workshop, Canmore, Alberta, Canada. May 2015
Kindschuh, S.R., J.W. Cain III, and M.A. Peyton. 2013. Evaluating the use of GPS cluster analysis to locate black bear predation and scavenging sites. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Pinetop, Arizona, USA. February 2014
Kindschuh, S.R., J.W. Cain III, and M.A. Peyton. 2013. Evaluating the use of GPS cluster analysis to locate black bear predation and scavenging sites. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA February 2013
Kay, J.H., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. New insight into utilizing bone marrow to assess ungulate health. 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico, USA. February 2017
Kay, J.H., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. New insight into utilizing bone marrow to assess ungulate health. 12th Western States and Provinces Deer and Elk Workshop, Sun Valley, Idaho, USA. May 2017
Kay, J.H., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. New insight into utilizing bone marrow to assess the health of mountain lion prey . 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. May 2017
Kay, J.H., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Effects of sampling time on bone marrow fat estimates. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. September 2017
Kay, J.H., J.W. Cain III, and S.G. Liley. 2018. Tradeoffs between forage and predation risk in central New Mexico. International Deer Biology Congress, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. August 2018
Kay, J. H., and J. W. Cain III. 2016. Top-Down and bottom-up forces on central New Mexico mule deer. 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. February 2016
Karsch, R.C., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, E.J. Goldstein. 2015. Parturient desert bighorn sheep survival strategies: environmental characteristics at female parturition sites and lamb nursery and predation sites. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. February 2015
Karsch, R.C., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, E.J. Goldstein. 2015. Desert bighorn lambing habitat revisited: environmental characteristics at female parturition sites, and lamb nursery and predation sites. 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Borrego Springs, California, USA. April 2015
Karsch, R., J.W. Cain III, E.M. Rominger, and E.J. Goldstein. 2013. Desert bighorn sheep lamb survival and cause-specific mortality in the Peloncillo Moutains, New Mexico. Desert Bighorn Council Meeting, April 17-20,2013 Las Cruces, NM April 2013
Karsch, R., J.W. Cain III, E. Goldstein, and R. Rominger. 2014. Desert bighorn sheep lamb survival and cause-specific mortality in the Peloncillo Mountains, New Mexico. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Pinetop, Arizona, New Mexico, USA. February 2014
Karish, T., G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Resource selection and movements of feral burros on the Fort Irwin National Training Center. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER) September 2017
Humagain, K. C. Portillo, R. Cox, and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Mapping structural diversity of trees in the southwest Jemez Mountains of New Mexico using Landsat-8 data. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management, Sacramento, California. February 2016
Hennig, J. D., K. A. Schoenecker, J. W. Cain III, and G. W. Roemer. 2021. A double-observer sightability model for estimating feral burro abundance. 28th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. November 2021
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2015. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling-based capture-recapture methods. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. February 2015
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2015. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling-based capture-recapture methods. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. February 2014
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, W.R. Gould, and S.G. Liley. 2015. Estimating density of American black bears in New Mexico, United States of America. 5th International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 2015
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, W.R. Gould, and S.G. Liley. 2014. Estimating the abundance and density of black bears in New Mexico using non-invasive genetic analysis. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA. October 2014
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, W.R. Gould, and S.G. Liley. 2014. Estimating the abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using non-invasive genetic analysis. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Pinetop, Arizona, New Mexico, USA. February 2014
Gould, M. J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, W.R. Gould, and S.G. Liley. 2013. Estimating the abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus Americanus) in New Mexico using non-invasive genetic analysis. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. February 2013
Goljani, R., J.K. Frey, D.L. Bergman, S.W. Breck, J.W. Cain III, J. Oakleaf, J.B. Smith. 2017. Predicting spatial factors associated with livestock depredations by the Mexican wolf in Arizona and New Mexico. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. September 2017
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, T.L. Swetnam, P.R. Krausman, and J.R. Morgart 2019. Extreme drought and adaptive resource selection by a desert ungulate. 99th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Washington DC, USA June 2019
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, T.L. Swetnam, P.R. Krausman, and J.R. Morgart 2019. Extreme drought and adaptive habitat selection by desert bighorn sheep. 7th World Mountain Ungulate Conference. Bozeman, Montana, USA September 2019
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, T.L. Swetnam, P.R. Krausman, and J.R. Morgart 2019. Extreme drought and adaptive habitat selection by desert bighorn sheep. 55th Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council. Mesquite, Nevada, USA April 2019
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, G.C. Duff, and J.R. Morgart. 2016. Potential foraging decisions by desert bighorn sheep to balance water and nutrient intake in a water-stressed environment. 23rd Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA October 2016
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T. Turnbull. 2016. Predicting long-term pronghorn population dynamics in the Southwest in response to climate change. Pronghorn Workshop, Anaconda, Montana, USA. August 2016
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T Turnbull. 2015. Predicting long-term pronghorn population dynamics in the southwest U.S.A. in response to climate change. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. February 2015
Gedir, J.V., J.W. Cain III, G. Harris, and T.T Turnbull. 2015. Predicting long-term population dynamics of an ungulate in an arid environment in response to climate change. 5th International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 2015
Gedir, J.V., *J.W. Cain III, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, G.C. Duff, and J.R. Morgart. 2017. Potential foraging decisions by desert bighorn sheep to balance water and nutrient intake. 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, St. George, Utah, USA. April 2017
Garrison, K.R., J.W. Cain, III, E.M. Rominger, and E.J. Goldstein. 2013. Influence of livestock grazing on forage biomass, activity budgets and foraging efficiency of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in southern New Mexico. Desert Bighorn Council Meeting, April 17-20,2013 Las Cruces, NM April 2013
Garrison, K.R., J.W. Cain III, E.R. Rominger, and E. Goldstein. 2013. Influence of livestock grazing on forage biomass, activity budgets and foraging efficiency of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in southern New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA February 2013
Garrison, K., J.W. Cain III, E. Goldstein, and R. Rominger. 2014. Influence of sympatric livestock grazing on desert bighorn sheep forage resources and foraging behavior. 47th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Pinetop, Arizona, New Mexico, USA. February 2014
Foreman, N. and J.W. Cain III. 2019. Overcoming Challenges of Furbearer Research in the Southwestern United States. 2019 Joint Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society, Reno, Nevada, USA. September 2019
Farley, Z., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2021.Assessing the impacts of the recovering Mexican wolf population on elk behavior. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Farley, Z., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2021. Assessing the impacts of the recovering Mexican wolf population on elk behavior.<b> </b>14th Biennial Deer and Elk Workshop. Online Virtual. August 2021
Farley, Z., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Assessing the impacts of a recovering predator population on prey behavior. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Farley, Z., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Assessing the impacts of a recovering predator on prey vigilance. 8th Natural History of the Gila Symposium, Silver City, New Mexico, USA. February 2020
Evans, A.D., J.W. Cain III, B. Banulis, N. Perry, and C. Anderson. 2021. Effects of wildland recreational disturbance on desert bighorn sheep in western Colorado. 56th Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Virtual Online. April 2021
Evans, A.D., J.W. Cain III, B. Banulis, N. Perry, and C. Anderson. 2021. Effects of human recreation on desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in western Colorado. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Etchart, J. L., C. E. Gonzalez, L. A. Harveson, and J.W. Cain III. Evaluating water use of desert bighorn sheep and aoudad in the Sierra Vieja Mountains, Texas. 56<sup>th</sup> Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, Virtual Online. April 2021
Ennis, J.R, J.W. Cain III, N. Tatman, O. Duvuvuei, and A. Opatz. 2021. Elk, mule deer, and pronghorn migration in a high-elevation monsoonal landscape. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Cain, J.W., III. 2018. Working towards more informed landscape-scale forest restoration in the Southwest: responses of mule deer, elk and black bears to treatments and wildfires. Keynote address: Annual Meeting of the Rio Grande Water Fund, Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 2018
Cain, J.W., III. 2017. Coping with water and heat stress: Behavioral and physiological adaptations of desert ungulates. 42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas Nevada. February 2017
Cain, J.W., III. 2016. Habitat Selection by Desert Bighorn Sheep: Past, Present and Future Directions. 41st Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas Nevada. February 2016
Cain, J.W., III, R. Parmenter, S.R. Kindschuh, and M.A. Peyton. 2013. Wildfire, Forest Restoration, and Mammal Monitoring in the Southwest Jemez Mountains, New Mexico. 46th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA February 2013
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, and G.C. Duff. 2013. Climatic variability and nutritional content of desert bighorn sheep forage in southwestern Arizona. Desert Bighorn Council Meeting, April 17-20,2013 Las Cruces, NM April 2013
Cain, J.W., III, J. V. Gedir, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, and G.C. Duff. 2014. Extreme precipitation variability, forage quality and large herbivore diet selection in arid environments. 5th International Wildlife Management Congress, Sapporo, Japan. July 2015
Cain, J.W., III and J.V. Gedir. 2018. Foraging decisions and populations dynamics: ungulates under a warmer climate. Webinar - National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and National Conservation Training Center. February 2018
Cain, J.W. III, J.V Gedir, P.R. Krausman, J.D. Allen, and G.C. Duff. 2014. Forage nutritional content and diet selection by desert bighorn sheep across widely varying climatic conditions. 21st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Pittsburg, PA. October 2014
Buchalski, M., C. Epps, W. Boyce, M. Matocq, R. Crowhurst, B. Holton, L. Thompson, E. Rubin, and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Environmental adaptation in desert bighorn sheep throughout their North American range. 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council, St. George, Utah, USA. April 2017
Boyle, S.T., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2021.Elk mortality risk in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area. 54th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Virtual Online. February 2021
Boyle, S.T., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Cause-specific Mortality and Survival of Elk in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area in New Mexico and Arizona. 8th Natural History of the Gila Symposium, Silver City, New Mexico, USA. February 2020
Boyle, S.T., J.W. Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C deVos, and J. Avey. 2020. Cause-specific Mortality and Survival of Elk in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area in New Mexico and Arizona. 53rd Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Prescott, Arizona, USA. February 2020
Bernknopf, R., C.D. Broadbent, J.W. Cain III, F. Casey, D. Goodrich, O. Olofinsao, B. Peterson, T. Smith, and V.C. Tidwell. 2021. Spatiotemporal Assessment of Values and Risks to Forest Ecosystems, Services and Hazards with Natural Science, Earth Observation and Economics in Wildfire Management Decisions. AGU, New Orleans, Louisiana. December 2021
Bard. S.M. and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances on Multi-Scale Black Bear Habitat Selection. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (POSTER) September 2017
Bard, S.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Influence of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on multi-scale black bear habitat selection. 49th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. February 2016
Ashling, J.B., J.W. Cain III, S.G. Liley. 2015. Survival, cause-specific mortality, and habitat selection of mule deer in southern New Mexico. 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. February 2015
Anaya, A.J., J.W. Cain III, J.R. Biggs, and M. Peyton. 2017. Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) Resource Selection, Kill Rates and Competition with Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico . 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico, USA February 2017
Anaya, A.J., J.W. Cain III, J.R. Biggs, and M. Peyton. 2017. Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) Kill Rates and Competition with Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico. 24th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. (Poster) September 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Turnbull, T.T., J.W. Cain, III, G.W. Roemer. 2011. Evaluating trapping techniques to reduce potential for injury to Mexican wolves. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1190. August 2011
Stitt, E.W., J.W Cain, III, C.R. Schwalbe, and D.E. Swann. 2003. Using infrared cameras to monitor burrow associates of desert tortoises at Saguaro National Park. Final report to Western National Parks Association. October 2003
Smith, K.N., M.L. Morrison, and J.W. Cain, III. 2009. Black-capped vireo monitoring at Dolan falls Preserve. Annual Report to The Nature Conservancy. October 2009
Smith, K.N., M.L. Morrison, and J.W. Cain, III. 2009. Black-capped vireo monitoring at Devils River State Natural Area. Annual Report to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. October 2009
Smith, K.N., M.L. Morrison, T. McFarland, and J.W. Cain, III. 2010. Black-capped vireo monitoring at Dolan Falls Preserve: Methods and Results. Annual Report to The Nature Conservancy. October 2010
Smith, K.N., M.L. Morrison, T. McFarland, and J.W. Cain, III. 2010. Black-capped vireo monitoring at Devils River State Natural Area: Methods and Results. Annual Report to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. October 2010
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2018. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download December 2018
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2018. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of an urban Cooper’s hawk population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. July 2018
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. December 2017
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of an urban Cooper’s hawk population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. July 2017
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2016. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population. Annual Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download December 2016
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2016. An assessment of the genetic structure of an urban Cooper’s hawk population. Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download July 2016
Roemer, G.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2015. An assessment of the landscape genetic structure of the western continental golden eagle population. Annual Project Status Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | Download December 2015
Roemer, G.W., J.W. Cain III, C.D. Reddell, T. Karish, J. Gedir. 2018. Investigations into the control of invasive feral burro and coyote populations on the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. Report to the U.S. Army Construction and Engineering Research Laboratory. January 2018
Reddell, C.D., T.K. Karish, G.W. Roemer, and J.W. Cain III. 2016. Investigations into the control of coyote and feral burro populations on the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California. Annual Progress Report to U.S. Army Construction and Engineering Research Laboratory and Fort Irwin National Training Center. | Download July 2016
Overstreet, M.W., and J.W. Cain III. 2012. Survival, recruitment, and body condition of desert bighorn sheep in relation to forage conditions and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Preliminary Project Report to USFWS-Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. May 2012
Overstreet, M.W., J.W. Cain III, and C.A. Caldwell. 2014. Adult survival, apparent lamb survival, and body condition of desert bighorn sheep in relation to habitat and precipitation on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. Final Project Report to USFWS-Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. August 2014
Munro, K.J., J.W. Cain III, and G.W. Roemer, and. 2013. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. October 2013
Morrison, M.L., L.S. Hall, H.L. Bombay, and J.W. Cain. 1999. Annual report for the memorandum of understanding between California State University, Sacramento and California Department of Fish and Game regarding willow flycatcher. November 1999
Morrison, M.L., H.L. Bombay, J.W. Cain, and D.E. Taylor. 2000. Annual report and preliminary demographic analysis for willow flycatcher monitoring in the central Sierra Nevada. U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest. November 2000
Krausman, P.R., J.W. Cain, III, and H.E. Johnson. 2004. Impact of the Bullock and Aspen fires on desert bighorn sheep habitat in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area, Arizona. Final report in fulfillment of contract #41-8197-3-0107. United States Forest Service, Coronado National Forest. August 2004
Krausman, P.R., J.R. Morgart, L.K. Harris, C.S. O’Brien, J.W. Cain, III, and S.S. Rosenstock. 2004. Sonoran pronghorn literature: An annotated bibliography. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2005-1265. July 2005
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2016. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling coupled with spatially explicit capture-recapture methods. Report provided by the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-120-2016, National Conservation Training Center. | Download June 2016
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2015. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling-based capture-recapture methods: Report on 2013 data collection and analysis for the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains and an updated analysis for the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Annual project report to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. | Download October 2015
Gould, M.J., J.W. Cain III, G.W. Roemer, and W.R. Gould. 2014. Estimating abundance and density of American black bears (Ursus americanus) in New Mexico using noninvasive genetic sampling-based capture-recapture methods: Report on 2012 data collection in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Annual project report to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. August 2014
Gedir, J.V., and J.W. Cain III. 2017. Population trajectories and extinction probabilities for populations of large ungulates. Annual Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. December 2017
Cain, J.W., M.L. Morrison, and W.E. Avery. 2001. Avian behavior and winter habitat use at Beale Air force Base, California (November 2000–February 2001). Final Report to Beale Air Force Base, United States Air Force. May 2001
Cain, J.W., III, P.R. Krausman, S.S. Rosenstock, and J.C. Turner. 2005. Literature review and annotated bibliography: Water requirements of desert ungulates. U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2005-1141. April 2005
Cain, J.W., III, N. Owen-Smith and M.C. Vance. Influence of ecosystem heterogeneity and predation risk on habitat selection, resource use, and movements of buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra. Annual progress report to South African National Parks. August 2010
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and K.J. Munro. 2012. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. September 2012
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and J.G. Barnes. 2011. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. August 2011
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and C. Britt. 2015. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. | Download November 2015
Cain, J.W., III, G.W. Roemer, and C. Britt. 2014. Distribution and Habitat Selection/Space Use of Migratory and Resident Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Areas with High Potential for Wind Energy Development in New Mexico. Project Status Report to Bureau of Land Management. September 2014
Cain, J.W., III and N. Owen-Smith. 2008. Diel patterns of habitat use by sable antelope, zebra, and buffalo in northern Kruger National Park. Research Progress Report. South African National Parks, Kruger National Park Scientific Services, Skukuza, South Africa. December 2008
Cain, J.W. III, T. Roerick, and C. Roberts. 2015. Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Summary of work 2012-2015 for the Large Mammal Monitoring Program. Progress report to the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. September 2015
Cain, J.W. III, S. Smythe, W. Conway and G. Roemer. 2017. Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Large Mammal Responses to Wildfire and Landscape-Scale Forest Restoration in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, Annual Progress Report to the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. December 2017
Cain, J.W. III, S. Smythe, M. Peyton, W. Conway, J. Biggs, and G. Roemer. 2018. Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Large Mammal Responses to Wildfire and Landscape-Scale Forest Restoration in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, Annual Progress Report to the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. December 2018
Cain III, J.W., C.W. Epps, M.R. Buchalski, and L.M. Thompson. 2015. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations in Native and Reintroduced Populations. Annual progress report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2015
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2015. Assessment of drought impacts on selected fish and wildlife species in the southwestern U.S. 2014 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center | Download November 2015
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S.A. Carleton. 2014. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2014 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2014
Cain III, J.W., C.A. Caldwell, and S. Carleton. 2013. Assessment of Drought Impacts on Selected Fish and Wildlife Species in the Southwestern U.S. 2013 Annual Progress Report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2013
Buchalski, M.R., J.W. Cain III, C.W. Epps, and L.M. Thompson. 2016. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations in Native and Reintroduced Populations. Annual progress report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2016
Buchalski, M.R., C.W. Epps, J.W. Cain III, and L.M. Thompson. 2017. Evaluating Adaptive Capacity of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Climate Change: Identifying Genetic Links to Climate Adaptations in Native and Reintroduced Populations. Annual progress report to USGS Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center. | Download November 2017
Bombay, H.L., M.L. Morrison, D.E. Taylor, and J.W. Cain. 2001. Annual report and preliminary demographic analysis for willow flycatcher monitoring in the Central Sierra Nevada. U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest. December 2001
Bombay, H.L., J.W. Cain, M.L. Morrison, and L.S. Hall. 1999. Annual report for the challenge cost-share agreement between California State University, Sacramento and U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest regarding willow flycatcher monitoring. November 1999