Recent Publications

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In Review

West*, E. H. and M. Z. Peery. In Review. Plasticity in natal dispersal promotes high fitness in a synanthropic predator exploiting variable resources subsidies.

Wood*, C. M., S. A. Whitmore, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. C. Sawyer, and M. Z. Peery. In Review. Using metapopulation models to assess species conservation – ecosystem restoration tradeoffs.

Jusino, M. A., M. T. Banik, J. M. Palmer, A. K. Wray*, L. Xiao, E. Pelton, A. Y. Kawahara, C. Gratton, M. Z. Peery, and D. L. Lindner. In Review. An improved method for utilizing next-generation sequencing to determine the diets of insectivorous animals.

Hamilton, C, M., B. L Bateman, J. M. Gorzo, B. N. Reid*, W. E. Thogmartin, M. Z. Peery, P. J. Heglund, V. C Radeloff, and A. M. Pidgeon. In Review. Slow and steady wins the race? Future climate and land use change leaves the imperiled Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) behind.

Wray*, A., M. A. Jusino, M.T. Banik, J. Palmer, H. Kaarakka, J. P. White, D. L. Lindner, C. Gratton, and M. Z. Peery. In Review. Bats have a high incidence and diversity of mosquitoes in their diet.

Garcés-Restrepo*, M. F., J. N. Pauli, and M. Z. Peery. In Review. Natal dispersal of tree sloths in a human-dominated landscape: Implications for tropical biodiversity conservation.

Reid, B. N., J. M. Kass, S Wollney,  E. L. Jensen, M. A. Russello, E. Viola, J. Pantophlet, J. B. Iverson, M. Z. Peery, C. J. Raxworthy, E Naro-Maciel. In Review. Reconstructing post-glacial range expansion in the widely distributed painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) using population genetic data, niche modeling, and spatially-explicit simulations.

Fountain, E. D., J. N Pauli, P. J. Palsboll, J. Kang, D. J. Tempel and M. Z. Peery. In Review. Genomics meets applied ecology: Characterizing habitat quality for sloths in a tropical agro-ecosystem.

Jones, G. M.*, J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. PeeryIn Review. Declining old-forest species as a legacy of large trees lost.

Byer­, N. W.*, B. N. Reid, R. A. Seigel, M. Z. Peery. In Review. Applying lessons from the avian ecology to herpetological research: Techniques for analyzing nest survival.

Published or In Press

North, M., J. Kane, V. Kane, G. Asner, V. Berigan, D. Churchill, S. Conway, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. Jeronimo, J. Keane, A. Koltunov, T. Mark, M. Moskal, T. Munton, M. Z. Peery, C. Ramirez, R. Sollmann, A. White, S. Whitmore. 2017. Cover of tall trees best predicts California spotted owl habitat. Forest Ecology and Management 405: 166–178.

Garcés-Restrepo, M. F.*, M. Z. Peery, B N. Reid, J. N. Pauli. 2017. Individual reproductive strategies shape the mating system of tree slothsJournal of Mammalogy 98(5): 1417–1425.

Peery, M. Z., R. J. Gutiérrez, P. N. Manley, P. A. Stine, M. P. North. 2017. Synthesis and interpretation of California spotted owl research within the context of public forest management. Chapter 9 in: The California spotted owl: A synthesis of current scientific information. Gutiérrez, R. J., P. N. Manley, and P. A. Stine (Editors). U. S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-254.

Gutiérrez, R. J., D. J. Tempel, M. Z. Peery. 2017. The spotted owl in southern and central coastal California. Chapter 8 in: The California spotted owl: A synthesis of current scientific information. Gutiérrez, R. J., P. N. Manley, and P. A. Stine (Editors). U. S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-254.

Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery. 2017. Population distribution and trends of California spotted owls. Chapter 4 in: The California spotted owl: A synthesis of current scientific information. Gutiérrez, R. J., P. N. Manley, and P. A. Stine (Editors). U. S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-254.

Gutiérrez, R. J., D. J. Tempel, M. Z. Peery. 2017. The biology of the California spotted owl. Chapter 2 in: The California spotted owl: A synthesis of current scientific information. Gutiérrez, R. J., P. N. Manley, and P. A. Stine (Editors). U. S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, General Technical Report PSW-GTR-254.

West, E. H.* and M. Z. Peery. 2017. Behavioral mechanisms leading to improved fitness in a subsidized predatorOecologia 184(4): 787-798.

Reid, B. R.*, D. M. Mladenoff, M. Z. Peery. 2017. Genetic effects of history and life history on a turtle community inhabiting a changed landscapeMolecular Ecology 26 (3): 781–798.

West, E. H.*, E. K. Hofmeister, M. Z. Peery. 2017. Sero-survey for West Nile virus antibodies in Steller’s jays (Cyanocitta stelleri) captured in coastal California.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53 (3): 582-585.

Pauli, J. N., C. C. Carey, M. Z. Peery. 2017. Green sloths and brown cows: the role of dominant mammalian herbivores in carbon emissions for tropical agro-ecosystemsMammal Review 47 (2): 164–168.

Fountain, E. D., J. N. Pauli, J. E. Mendoza, J. Carlson, M. Z. Peery. 2017. Cophylogenetics and biogeography reveal a coevolved relationship between sloths and their symbiont algaeMolecular Evolution and Phylogenetics 110: 73-86.

Reid, B. N.*, R. P. Theil, P. J. Palsbøll, and M. Z. Peery. 2016. Linking genetic kinship and demographic analyses to characterize natal and breeding dispersal in Blanding’s Turtle. Journal of Heredity 107 (7): 603-614.

West, E. H.*, W. R. Henry, W. Goldenberg, M. Z. Peery. 2016. Influence of food subsidies on the foraging ecology of a synanthropic species in protected areasEcosphere 7(10): 1-15.

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 managementThe 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 speciesFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(6): 300–306.

Pauli, J. N., M. Z. Peery, E. D. Fountain, W. H. Karasov. 2016. Arboreal folivores limit their energetic output, all the way to slothfulnessThe American Naturalist 188(2): 196–204.

Fountain, E. D., J. N. Pauli, P. J. Palsbøll, and M. Z. Peery. 2016Finding the right coverage: The impact of read depth and sequence quality on SNP genotyping error rates. Molecular Ecology Resources 16(4): 966–978.

Reid, B. N.*, R. P. Thiel, and M. Z. Peery.. 2016. Population dynamics of endangered Blanding’s turtles in a restored areaJournal of Wildlife Management 80(3): 553–562.

Jones, G. M.*, R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, B. Zuckerberg, and 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.

Dill-McFarland, K. A, P. J. Weimer, J. N. Pauli, M. Z. Peery, and G. Suen. 2016. Diet specialization selects for an unusual and simplified gut microbiota in two- and three-toed sloths. Environmental Microbiology 18(5): 1391–1402

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, and M. Z. Peery. 2015. Evaluating short- and long-term impacts of fuels treatments and simulated wildfire on an old-forest speciesEcosphere 6(12): 1–18.

Mendoza, J.*, M. Z. Peery, G. A. Gutiérrez, G. Herrera, and J. N. Pauli. 2015. Resource use by two- and three-toed sloths differ in a shade-grown agro-ecosystem. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31: 49–55.

Stoelting, R.*, R. J. Gutiérrez, W. L. Kendall, and M. Z. Peery. 2015. Life history trade-offs and reproductive cycles in Spotted Owls. The Auk 132: 46–64.

Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, S. Whitmore, M. Reetz, W. Berigan, R. *Stoelting, M. E. Seamans, and Peery, M. Z.. 2014. Effects of forest management on California Spotted Owls: Implications for reducing wildfire risk in fire-prone forests. Ecological Applications 24: 2089–2106.

Reid, B. R.*, and M. Z. Peery. 2014. Land use patterns skew sex ratios, decrease genetic diversity, and trump the effects of recent climate change in an endangered turtle. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1425–1437.

Tempel, D. J., M. Z. Peery, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2014. Using integrated population models to improve conservation monitoring: California spotted owls as a case study. Ecological Modelling 289: 86–95.

Pauli, J. N., J. E. Mendoza*, S. A. Steffan, C. Carey, P. J. Weimer, and Peery, M. Z.. 2014. A syndrome of mutualism reinforces the life-history of a sloth. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281.

Vasquez-Carrillo, C.*, V. L Friesen, L. A. Hall, and M. Z. Peery. 2014. Variation at MHC class II B genes in marbled murrelets: Implications for delineating conservation units. Animal Conservation 17: 244–255.

Peery, M. Z., and J. N. Pauli. 2014. Shade-grown cacao supports a self-sustaining population of two-toed but not three-toed sloths. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 162–170.

Vasquez-Carrillo, C.*, R. W. Henry, L. Henkel, and M. Z. Peery. 2013. Integrating population and genetic monitoring to understand changes in the abundance of a threatened seabird. Biological Conservation 167: 173–178.

Palsbøll, P.J., M. Z. Peery, M.T. Olsen, S.R. Beissinger, and M. Bérubé. 2013. Inferring recent historic abundance from current genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology 22: 22–40. Invited Review.

Peery, M. Z., B. N. Reid*, R. Kirby, R. Stoelting*, E. Doucet-Bëer*, S. J. Robinson, C. Vasquez-Carrillo*, J. N. Pauli, and P. J. Palsbøll. 2013. More precisely biased: increasing the number of markers is not a silver bullet in genetic bottleneck testing. Molecular Ecology 22: 3451–3467.

Peery, M. Z. and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Life-history trade-offs in Spotted Owls: Implications for assessments of territory quality. The Auk 130: 132–140. Featured as “Editor’s Choice”.

Moss, W. E.*, M. Z. Peery, G.A. Gutiérrez-Espeleta, C. Vaughan, G. Herrera, and J.N. Pauli. 2012. Isolation and characterization of 18 microsatellite markers for the brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus. Conservation Genetics Resources 4: 1037–1039.

Pauli, J. N., and M. Z. Peery, 2012. Unexpected strong polygyny in the brown-throated three-toed sloth. PLoS ONE 7: e51389.

Peery, M. Z., R. J. Gutiérrez, R. Kirby, O. E. LeDee, and W. S. LaHaye. 2012. Climate change and spotted owls: potentially contrasting responses in the southwestern United StatesGlobal Change Biology 18 :865–880.

Peery, M. Z., R. Kirby, B. N. Reid*, R.Stoelting*, E. Doucet-Bëer*, S. J. Robinson,C. Vasquez-Carrillo*, J. N. Pauli, and P. J. Palsbøll. 2012. Reliability of genetic bottleneck tests for detecting recent population declines. Molecular Ecology 21: 3403–3418. Invited Review.

Peery, M. Z. and J. N. Pauli. 2012. The mating system of a “lazy” mammal, Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth. Animal Behaviour 84: 555–562.

Popescu, V. D., P. de Valpine, D. J. Tempel, and M. Z. Peery. 2012. Estimating population impacts via dynamic occupancy analysis of Before-After Control-Impact studies. Ecological Applications 22: 1389–1404.

Moss*, W. E., J. N. Pauli, G. A. Gutiérrez, A. Young, C. Vaughan, G. Herrera, and M. Z. Peery. 2011. Development and characterization of 16 microsatellites for Hoffman’s two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanniConservation Genetics Resources 3: 625–627.

Palsbøll, P. J, M. Z. Peeryand M. Bérubé. 2010. Detecting populations in the “ambiguous” zone: kinship-based estimation of population structure at low genetic divergenceMolecular Ecology Resources 10: 797–805. Invited Review.

Peery, M. Z., L. A. Hall*, A. Sellas, S. R. Beissinger, C. Moritz, M. Bérubé, M. G. Raphael,S. K. Nelson, R. T. Golightly, L. McFarlane-Tranquilla, S. Newman, and P. J. Palsbøll. 2010. Genetic analyses of historic and modern marbled murrelets suggest decoupling of migration and gene flow after habitat fragmentationProceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 697–706.

Peery, M. Z. and R. W. Henry. 2010. Recovering marbled murrelets via corvid management: A population viability analysis approach. Biological Conservation 143: 2414–2424.

Hall*, L. A., S. R. Beissinger, P. J. Palsbøll, J. T. Harvey, M. Bérubé, M. G. Raphael, S. K. Nelson, R. T. Golightly, S. Newman, L. McFarlane-Tranquilla, and M. Z. Peery. 2009.Characterizing dispersal patterns of a threatened seabird with limited genetic structureMolecular Ecology 18: 5074–5085.

Peery, M. Z., S. H. Newman, C. Storlazzi, and S. R. Beissinger. 2009Meeting reproductive demands in a dynamic upwelling system: foraging strategies of a pursuit-diving seabird, the Marbled MurreletThe Condor 111: 120–134.

Peery, M. Z., S. R. Beissinger, R. F. House, M. Bérubé, L. A. Hall*, A. Sellas, and P. J. Palsbøll. 2008. Characterizing source-sink dynamics with genetic parentage assignmentsEcology 89: 2746–2759.

Peery, M. Z., L. A. Henkel, S. H. Newman, B. H. Becker, J. T. Harvey, C. Thompson, and S. R. Beissinger. 2008. Effects of rapid flight-feather molt on postbreeding dispersal in a pursuit-diving seabirdThe Auk 125: 113–123.