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Rota, Christopher

Associate 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. Lehman, C.P., C.T. Rota, J.D. Raithel, and J.J. Millspaugh, Accepted. Pumas affect elk dynamics in absence of other large carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21392.
  2. Fremgen, A.L., C. T. Rota, C.P. Hansen, M.A. Rumble, R.S. Gamo, and J. J. Millspaugh. 2017. Male greater sage-grouse movements among elks. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:498-508.
  3. Lehman, C.P., C.T. Rota, M.A. Rumble, and J. J. Millspaugh. 2017. Characteristics of successful puma kill sites of elk in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Wildlife Biology DOI: 10.2981/wlb.00248.
  4. 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. 2017. Does hunting or hiking affect wildlife communities in protected areas? Journal of Applied Ecology  54:242-252.
  5. 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. 2017. Long-term impacts of three forest management strategies on herpetofauna abundance in the Missouri Ozarks. Forest Ecology and Management 387:37-51.
  6. 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. 2016. A multi-species occupancy model for two or more interacting species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:1164-1173.
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