Recent Publications

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In Review

Berigan, W. J., G. M. Jones*, S. A. Whitmore, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (In Review) Wide-ranging individuals lead to false positive detections and upwardly-biased occupancy estimates.

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

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

Garcés-Restrepo, M. F.*, J. N. Pauli, M. Z. Peery (In Press) Natal dispersal of tree sloths in a human-dominated landscape: Implications for tropical biodiversity conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Jones, G. M.*, J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2018) Declining old-forest species as a legacy of large trees lostDiversity and Distributions 24: 341-351.

Fountain, E. D., J. Kang, D. J. Tempel, P. J. Palsboll, J. N Pauli, and M. Z. Peery (2018) Genomics meets applied ecology: Characterizing habitat quality for sloths in a tropical agro-ecosystemMolecular Ecology 27: 41-53.

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 (2016) Finding 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 M. Z. Peery (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 (2009) Meeting reproductive demands in a dynamic upwelling system: foraging strategies of a pursuit-diving seabird, the Marbled MurreletCondor 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.