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Rota, Christopher

Assistant Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries Resources

Dr. Rota’s research addresses diverse questions in applied vertebrate ecology.  A common link throughout his research is the application and development of modern statistical techniques that capture many of the myriad processes giving rise to ecological data sets.

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  1. Rota, C.T., A.J. Wolf, R.B. Renken, R.A. Gitzen, D.K. Fantz, R.A. Montgomery, M.G. Olson, L.D. Vangilder, and J.J. Millspaugh. In press. Long-term impacts of three forest management strategies on herpetofauna abundance in the Missouri Ozarks. Forest Ecology and Management DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.032.
  2. Kays, R., A.W. Parsons, M.C. Baker, E.L. Kalies, T. Forrester, R. Costello, C.T. Rota, J.J. Millspaugh, and W.J. McShea. In press. Does recreation or hunting affect wildlife communities in protected areas?  Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12700.
  3. Rota, C.T., M.A.R. Ferreira, R.W. Kays, T.D. Forrester, E.L. Kalies, W.J. McShea, A.W. Parsons, and J.J. Millspaugh. In press. A multi-species occupancy model for two or more interacting species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12587.
  4. Lehman, C.P., M.A. Rumble, C.T. Rota, B.J. Bird, D.T. Fogarty, G.C. Brundige, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2016. Elk resource selection at parturition sites in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:465-478.
  5. Rota, C.T., C.K. Wikle, R.W. Kays, T.D. Forrester, W.J. McShea, A.W. Parsons, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2016. A two-species occupancy model accommodating simultaneous spatial and interspecific dependence. Ecology 97:48-53.
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