I am broadly interested in developing ecological models that inform management decisions and improve conservation outcomes. My PhD research will focus on the response of California spotted owls (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) to the 2014 King Fire and implications for forest management in the Sierra Nevada using mark-resight, GPS tracking, and PVA approaches.
M.S. Wildlife Ecology | U. of Wisconsin, 2015
B.S. Zoology & Conservation Biology | U. of Wisconsin, 2011
**please feel free to contact me for publication reprints**
Jones, G. M., J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery. In Review. Declining old-forest species as a legacy of large trees lost.
Tempel, D. J., J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, J. D. Wolfe, G. M. Jones, A. Koltunov, C. M. Ramirez, W. J. Berigan, C. V. Gallagher, T. E. Munton, P. A. Shaklee, S. A. Whitmore, M. Z. Peery (2016) Meta-analysis of California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) territory occupancy in the Sierra Nevada: habitat associations and their implications for forest management. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 118: 747-765.
Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, M. Z. Peery (2016) Megafires: an emerging threat to old-forest species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(6): 300-306.
Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, B. Zuckerberg, M. Z. Peery (2016) Using dynamic occupancy models to inform climate change adaptation strategies for California spotted owls. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 895-905.
Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, J. J. Battles, D. L. Fry, Q. Guo, M. J. Reetz, S. A. Whitmore, G. M. Jones, B. M. Collins, S. L. Stephens, M. Kelly, W. J. Berigan, M. Z. Peery (2015) Evaluating short- and long-term impacts of fuels treatments and simulated wildfire on an old-forest species. Ecosphere 6(12): 261.
Moyer-Horner, L. R., P. D. Mathewson, G. M. Jones, M. R. Kearney, W. P. Porter (2015) Modeling behavioral thermoregulation in a climate change sentinel. Ecology and Evolution 5(24): 5810-5822.
Jones, G. M., B. Zuckerberg, A. Paulios (2012) The early bird gets earlier: A phenological shift in the migration timing of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in the state of Wisconsin. The Passenger Pigeon 74(2): 131-142.
Peery, M. Z and G. M. Jones (2016) Using population viability analysis to assess the potential effects of Washington DNR forest management alternatives on marbled murrelets. Marbled Murrelet Long-term Conservation Strategy, Appendix C, 86 p. [pre-print]
PRESS COVERAGE (selected)
15 August 2016 – Sierra Club – “The burning question about spotted owls and fire”
5 August 2016 – Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento) – “Megafires could threaten California spotted owl”
British Ornithologists Union (2017-present)
Ecological Society of America (2014-present)
The Wildlife Society (2011-present)