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Dr. Jeffrey L Beck

Dept of Ecosystem Science and Management

Agriculture Building 2004

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6683

Fax: (307) 766-6403

Email: jlbeck@uwyo.edu

Dr. Jeffrey L. Beck

Ecosystem Science and Management

Publications

Peer-Refereed Journal Articles

2021

adobeDinkins, J. B., C. J. Duchardt, J. D. Hennig, and J. L. Beck. 2021. Changes in hunting season regulations (1870s–2019) reduce harvest pressure on greater and Gunnison sage-grouse. PLOS ONE 16:6(10):e0253635. 

adobeDinkins, J. B., K. J. Lawson, and J. L. Beck. 2021. Influence of environmental change, harvest exposure, and human disturbance on population trends of greater sage-grouse. PLOS ONE 16(9):e0257198.

adobeEsmaeili, S., B. R. Jesmer, S. E. Albeke, E. O. Aikens, S. R. B. King, K. A. Schoenecker,  B. Abrahms, B. Buuveibaatar, J. L. Beck, et al. 2021. Body size and digestive system shape resource selection by ungulates: a cross-taxa test of the forage maturation hypothesis. Ecology Letters 24:2178–2191. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13848

adobeHennig, J. D., J. L. Beck, C. J. Gray, and J. D. Scasta. 2021. Temporal overlap among feral horses, cattle, and native ungulates at water sources. Journal of Wildlife Management 85:1084–1090. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21959

adobeDonovan, V. M., S. P. H. Dwinnell, J. L. Beck, C. P. Roberts, J. G. Clapp, G. S. Hiatt, K. L. Monteith, and D. Twidwell. 2021. Fire-driven landscape heterogeneity shapes habitat selection of bighorn sheep. Journal of Mammalogy 102:757–771. https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyab035

adobeHennig, J. D., J. L. Beck, C. J. Duchardt, and J. D. Scasta. 2021. Variation in sage-grouse habitat quality metrics across a gradient of feral horse use. Journal of Arid Environments 192:104550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104550

adobeMorrison, T. A., J. A. Merkle, J. G. C. Hopcraft, E. O. Aikens, J. L. Beck, R. B. Boone, A. B. Courtemanch, S. P. Dwinnell, W. S. Fairbank, B. Griffith, A. D. Middleton, K. L. Monteith, B. Oates, L. Riotte-Lambert, H. Sawyer, K. T. Smith, J. A. Stabach, K. L. Taylor, and M. K. Kauffman. 2021. Drivers of site fidelity in ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:955–966. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13425

adobePratt, A. C., and J. L. Beck. 2021. Do greater sage-grouse exhibit maladaptive habitat selection? Ecosphere 12(3):e03354. doi/10.1002/ecs2.3354

2020

adobeDuchardt, C. J., D. J. Augustine, and J. L. Beck. 2020 Anthropogenic and natural disturbance differentially affect sagebrush bird habitat use. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:1361–1372.

adobeDonovan, V. M., C. P. Roberts, C. L. Wonkka, J. L. Beck, J. N. Popp, C. R. Allen, and D. Twidwell. 2020. Range-wide monitoring of population trends for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Biological Conservation 248:108639.

adobeHennig, J. D., J. D. Scasta, J. L. Beck, K. A. Schoenecker, and S. R. B. King. 2020. Systematic review of equids and telemetry collars: Implications for deployment and reporting. Wildlife Research 47:361–371. doi: 10.1071/WR19229

adobeKirol, C. P., K. T. Smith, N. E. Graf, J. B. Dinkins, C. W. LeBeau, T. L. Maechtle, A. L. Sutphin, and J. L. Beck. 2020. Greater sage-grouse response to the physical footprint of energy development. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:989–1001. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21854

adobeSmith, K. T., K. L. Taylor, S. E. Albeke, and J. L. Beck. 2020. Pronghorn winter resource selection before and after wind energy development in south-central Wyoming. Rangeland Ecology and Management 73:227–233. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2019.12.004

adobeDuchardt, C. J., J. L. Beck, and D. J. Augustine. 2020. Mountain plover habitat selection and nest survival in relation to weather variability and spatial attributes of black-tailed prairie dog disturbance. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 122:1–15. doi: 10.1093/condor/duz059

2019

adobeDinkins, J. B., and J. L. Beck. 2019. Comparison of conservation policy benefits for an umbrella and related sagebrush-obligate species. Human-Wildlife Interactions 14:447–458. doi: https://doi.org/10.26077/4ypp-vj89

adobeLeBeau, C. W., K. T. Smith, M. J. Holloran, J. L. Beck, M. E. Kauffman, and G. D. Johnson. 2019. Greater sage-grouse habitat function relative to 230-kV transmission lines. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1773-1786. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21749

adobeDwinnell, S. P., H. Sawyer, J. E. Randall, J. L. Beck, J. S. Forbey, G. L. Fralick, and K. L. Monteith. 2019. Where to forage when afraid: Does perceived risk impair use of the foodscape? Ecological Applications 29:9(7):e01972. doi: 10.1002/eap.1972

adobeSmith, K. T., J. B. Dinkins, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Approaches to delineate greater sage-grouse winter concentration areas in Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1495-1507. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21738

adobeSmith, K. T., J. R. LeVan, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Forb and invertebrate response to treatments for greater sage-grouse in Wyoming big sagebrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management 72:791–795. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2019.05.002

adobePratt, A. C., and J. L. Beck. 2019. Greater sage-grouse response to bentonite mining. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:866-878. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21644.

adobeDuchardt, C. J., D. J. Augustine, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Threshold responses of grassland and sagebrush birds to patterns of disturbance created by an ecosystem engineer. Landscape Ecology 34:895–909. doi: 10.1007/s10980-019-00813-y.

adobeReinking, A. K., K. T. Smith, T. W. Mong, M. J. Read, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Across scales, pronghorn select sagebrush, avoid fences, and show negative responses to anthropogenic features in winter. Ecosphere 10(5):e02722. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2722.

adobePratt, A. C., K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Prioritizing seasonal habitats for comprehensive conservation of a partially migratory species. Global Ecology and Conservation 17:e00594. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00594.

adobeSmith, K. T., A. C. Pratt, J. R. LeVan, A. M. Rhea, and J. L. Beck. 2019. Reconstructing greater sage-grouse chick diets: Diet selection, body condition, and food availability at brood-rearing sites. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 121:1–12. doi: 10.1093/condor/duy012.

2018

adobeDuchardt, C. J., L. M. Porensky, D. J. Augustine, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Disturbance shapes avian communities on a grassland–sagebrush ecotone. Ecosphere 9(10):e02483. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2483.

adobeJesmer, B. R., J. A. Merkle, J. R. Goheen, E. O. Aikens, J. L. Beck, A. B. Courtemanch, M. A. Hurley, D. E. McWhirter, H. M. Miyasaki, K. L. Monteith, and M. J. Kauffman. 2018. Is ungulate migration culturally transmitted? Evidence of social learning from translocated animals. Science 361:1023-1025. doi: 10.1126/science.aat0985.

adobeSmith, K. T., J. S. Forbey, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Effects of mowing and tebuthiuron on the nutritional quality of Wyoming big sagebrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management 71:417–423. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2018.02.006.

adobeSmith, K. T., and J. L. Beck. 2018. Sagebrush treatments influence annual population change for greater sage-grouse. Restoration Ecology 26:497–505. doi: 10.1111/rec.12589.

adobeSmith, K. T., J. L. Beck, and C. P. Kirol. 2018. Reproductive state leads to intraspecific habitat partitioning and survival differences in greater sage-grouse: Implications for conservation. Wildlife Research 45:119–131. doi: 10.1071/WR17123.

adobeCarlisle, J. D., A. D. Chalfoun, K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Non-target effects on songbirds from habitat manipulation for Greater Sage-Grouse: Implications for the umbrella species concept. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 120:439–455.

adobeScasta, J. D. J. D. Hennig, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Framing contemporary U.S. wild horse and burro management processes in a dynamic ecological, sociological, and political environment. Human-Wildlife Interactions 12:31–45.

adobeHennig, J. D., J. L. Beck, and J. D. Scasta. 2018. Spatial ecology observations from feral horses equipped with global positioning system transmitters. Human-Wildlife Interactions 12:75–84.

adobeDoherty, K. E., J. D. Hennig, J. B. Dinkins, K. A. Griffin, A. A. Cook, J. D. Maestas, D. E. Naugle, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Understanding biological effectiveness before scaling up range-wide restoration investments for Gunnison sage-grouse. Ecosphere 9(3):e02144. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2144.

adobeReinking, A. K., K. T. Smith, K. L. Monteith, T. W. Mong, M. J. Read, and J. L. Beck. 2018. Intrinsic, environmental, and anthropogenic factors related to pronghorn summer mortality. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:608–617. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21414.

2017

adobeSpence, E. S., J. L. Beck, and A. J. Gregory. 2017. Probability of lek collapse is lower inside sage-grouse Core Areas: effectiveness of conservation policy for a landscape species. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0185885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185885.

adobeDinkins, J. B., K. J. Lawson, K. T. Smith, J. L. Beck, C. P. Kirol, A. C. Pratt, M. R. Conover, and F. C. Blomquist. 2017. Quantifying overlap and fitness consequences of migration strategy with seasonal habitat use and a conservation policy. Ecosphere 8(11):e01991. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1991.

adobeGamo, R. S., and J. L. Beck. 2017. Energy disturbance and productivity of mule deer habitat in sage-grouse Core Areas. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70:576–583. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2017.04.005.

adobePratt, A. C., K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2017. Environmental cues used by greater sage-grouse to initiate altitudinal migration. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 134:628–643. doi: 10.1642/AUK-16-192.1.

adobeLeBeau, C.W., G.D. Johnson, M.J. Holloran, J.L. Beck, R.M. Nielson, M.E. Kauffman, E.J. Rodemaker, and T.L. McDonald. 2017. Greater sage-grouse habitat selection, survival, and wind energy infrastructure. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:690–711. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.21231.

adobeGamo, R. S., K. T. Smith, and J. L. Beck. 2017. Energy development and hunter success for mule deer and pronghorn in Wyoming. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:62–69. doi: 10.1002/wsb.728.

adobeLeBeau, C. W., J. L. Beck, G. D. Johnson, R. M. Nielson, M. J. Holloran, K. G. Gerow, and T. L. McDonald. 2017. Greater sage-grouse male lek counts relative to wind energy development. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:17–26. doi: 10.1002/wsb.725.

Gamo, R. S., and J. L. Beck.  2017.  Effectiveness of Wyoming’s Sage-grouse Core Area policy: Influences on energy development and male lek attendance. Environmental Management 59:189–203. doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0789-9.

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2016

adobeClapp, J. G., and J. L. Beck.  2016.  Short-term impacts of fire-mediated habitat alterations on an isolated bighorn sheep population. Fire Ecology 12(3):80–98. doi: 10.4996/fireecology.1203080.

adobePennington, V. E., D. R. Schlaepfer, J. L. Beck, J. B. Bradford, K. A. Palmquist, and W. K. Lauenroth. 2016. Sagebrush, greater sage-grouse, and the occurrence and importance of forbs. Western North American Naturalist 76:298–312.

adobeSmith, K. T., J. L. Beck, and A. C. Pratt.  2016.  Does Wyoming’s Core Area Policy protect winter habitats for greater sage-grouse? Environmental Management 58:585–596. doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0745-8.

adobeDinkins, J. B., M. R. Conover, C. P. Kirol, J. L. Beck, and S. N. Frey. 2016. Effects of common raven and coyote removal and temporal variation in climate on greater sage-grouse nesting success. Biological Conservation 202:50–58. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.08.011.

adobeScasta, J. D., J. L. Beck, and C. J. Angwin.  2016. Meta-analysis of diet composition and potential conflict of wild horses with livestock and wild ungulates on western rangelands of North America. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69:310–318. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.01.001.

adobeSmith, K. T., J. L. Beck, T. W. Mong, and F. C. Blomquist.  2016.  Identification of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse lek sites in south-central Wyoming. Western North American Naturalist 76:135–141.

adobeDinkins J.B., K. T. Smith, J. L. Beck, C. P. Kirol, A. C. Pratt, and M. R. Conover. 2016. Microhabitat conditions in Wyoming’s Sage-grouse Core Areas: Effects on nest site selection and success. PLoS ONE 11(3):e0150798. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150798.

adobeTaylor, K. T., J. L. Beck, and S. V. Huzurbazar. 2016. Factors influencing winter mortality risk for pronghorn exposed to wind energy development. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69:108–116. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.12.003.

2015

adobeClapp, J. G., and J. L. Beck.  2015.  Evaluating distributional shifts in home range estimates. Ecology and Evolution 5:3869–3878. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1655.

adobeKirol, C. P., J. L. Beck , S. V. Huzurbazar, M. J. Holloran, and S. N. Miller. 2015. Identifying greater sage-grouse source and sink habitats for conservation planning in an energy development landscape. Ecological Applications 25:968–990. doi: 10.1890/13-1152.1.sm.

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Rottler, C. M., C. E. Noseworthy, B. Fowers, and J. L. Beck.  2015.  Effects of conversion from sagebrush to grasslands on sagebrush-associated species.  Rangelands 37:1(1):1–6. doi: 10.1016/j.rala.2014.12.004.

2014

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Doherty, K. E., D. E. Naugle, J. D. Tack, B. L. Walker, J. M. Graham, and J. L. Beck. 2014. Linking conservation actions to demography: Grass height explains variation in greater sage-grouse nest survival. Wildlife Biology 20:320-325. doi: https://bioone.org/journals/Wildlife-Biology/volume-20/issue-6/wlb.00004/Linking-conservation-actions-to-demography--grass-height-explains-variation/10.2981/wlb.00004.full.

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Dinkins, J. B., M. R. Convoer, C. P. Kirol, J. L. Beck, and S. N. Frey.  2014.  Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) select habitat based on avian predators, landscape composition, and anthropogenic features.  The Condor: Ornithological Applications 116:629-642. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-13-163.1.

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Clapp, J. G., J. L. Beck, and K. G. Gerow.  2014.  Post-release acclimation of translocated low-elevation, non-migratory bighorn sheep. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:657‒663. doi: 10.1002/wsb.441.

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Fedy, B. C., K. E. Doherty, C. L. Aldridge, M. O’Donnell, J. L. Beck, B. Bedrosian, M. J. Holloran, G. D. Johnson, N. W. Kaczor, C. P. Kirol, C. A. Mandich, D. Marshall, G. McKee, C. Olson, A. C. Pratt, C. C. Swanson, and B. L. Walker.  2014.  Habitat prioritization across large landscapes, multiple seasons, and novel areas: An example using greater sage-grouse in Wyoming.  Wildlife Monographs 190:1–39. doi: 10.1002/wmon.1014.

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Buchanan, C. B., J. L. Beck, T. E. Bills, and S. N. Miller.  2014.  Seasonal resource selection and distributional response by elk to development of a natural gas field. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:369-379.  doi: 10.2111/REM-D-13-00136.1.

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Gregory, A. J., and J. L. Beck.  2014.  Spatial heterogeneity in response of male greater sage-grouse lek attendance to energy development. PLoS ONE 9(6): e97132. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097132.

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Beck, J. L., D. T. Booth, and C. L. Kennedy.  2014.  Assessing greater sage-grouse breeding habitat with aerial and ground imagery. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67(3):328-332. doi: 10.2111/REM-D-12-00141.1.

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Dinkins, J. B., M. R. Conover, C. P. Kirol, J. L. Beck, and S. N. Frey.  2014.  Greater sage-grouse hen survival: Effects of raptors, anthropogenic and landscape features, and hen behavior. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:319–330. doi: 10.1139/cjz-2013-0263.

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LeBeau, C. W., J. L. Beck, G. D. Johnson, and M. J. Holloran.  2014.  Short-term impacts of wind energy development on greater sage-grouse fitness. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:522–530. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.679.

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Boyd, C. S., J. L. Beck, and J. A. Tanaka.  2014.  Livestock grazing and sage-grouse habitat: impacts and opportunities. Journal of Rangeland Applications (online journal): 1:58–77. ISSN: 2331-5512.

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Hess, J. E., and J. L. Beck. 2014. Forb, insect, and soil response to burning and mowing Wyoming big sagebrush in greater sage-grouse breeding habitat Environmental Management 53:813-822. doi: 10.1007/s00267-014-0246-6.

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Smith, K. T., C. P. Kirol, J. L. Beck, and F. C. Blomquist.  2014.  Prioritizing winter habitat quality for greater sage-grouse in a landscape influenced by energy development. Ecosphere 5(2):15. doi: 10.1890/ES13-00238.1.

2013

adobeBeck, J. L., K. T. Smith, J. T. Flinders, and C. L. Clyde. 2013. Seasonal habitat selection by elk in north central Utah. Western North American Naturalist 73:442-456. doi: 10.3398/064.073.0414.

adobeGamo, R. S., J. D. Carlisle, J. L. Beck, J. A. C. Bernard, and M. E. Herget. 2013. Greater sage-grouse in Wyoming: An umbrella species for sagebrush dependent wildlife.  The Wildlife Professional 7:56–59.

2012

adobeBeck, J. L., J. W. Connelly, and C. L. Wambolt. 2012. Consequences of treating Wyoming big sagebrush to enhance wildlife habitats. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65:444–455. doi: 10.2111/REM-D-10-00123.1.

adobeDinkins, J. B., M. R. Conover, C. P. Kirol, and J. L. Beck.  2012.  Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) select nest-sites and brood-sites away from avian predators. The Auk 129:600–610. doi: 10.1525/auk.2012.12009.

adobeFedy, B. C., C. L. Aldridge, K. E. Doherty, M. O'Donnell, J. L. Beck, B.Bedrosian, M. J. Holloran, G. D. Johnson, N. W. Kaczor, C. P. Kirol, C. A.Mandich, D. Marshall, G. McKee, C. Olson, C. C. Swanson, and B. L.Walker. 2012. Interseasonal movements of greater sage-grouse,migratory behavior, and an assessment of the core regions concept in Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1062–1071. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.337.

adobeHess, J. E., and Beck, J. L. 2012. Burning and mowing Wyoming big sagebrush: Do treated sites meet minimum guidelines for greater sage-grouse breeding habitats?  Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:85-93. doi: 10.1002/wsb.92.

adobeHess, J. E., and Beck, J. L.  2012.  Disturbance factors influencing greater sage-grouse lek abandonment in north-central Wyoming.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1625-1634. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.417.

adobeKirol, C. P., Beck, J. L., J. B. Dinkins, and M. R. Conover.  2012.  Microhabitat selection for nesting and brood-rearing by the greater sage-grouse in xeric big sagebrush.  The Condor 114:75-89. 

2011

adobeBeck, J. L., R. D. Mealor, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, and S. L. Lake.  2011.  Case study: Effect of cattle and sheep grazing on stocking rate and botanical composition of subirrigated pasture. Professional Animal Scientist 27:500–504.

adobeBeck, J. L., R. C. Skorkowsky, and G. D. Hayward.  2011.  Estimating occupancy to monitor northern goshawk in the Central Rocky Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:513-524 doi: 10.1002/jwmg.69.

adobeDavies, K.W., C.S. Boyd, Beck, J. L., J.D. Bates, T.J. Svejcar, and M.A. Gregg. 2011. Saving the sagebrush sea: An ecosystem conservation plan for big sagebrush plant communities. Biological Conservation 144:2573–2584. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.016.

adobeDoherty, K. E., Beck, J. L., and D. E. Naugle.  2011.  Comparing ecological site descriptions to habitat characteristics influencing greater sage-grouse nest site occurrence and success.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 64:344-351. doi: 10.2111/REM-D-10-00120.1.

2010

adobeBeck, J. L., D. C. Dauwalter, K. G. Gerow, G. D. Hayward.  2010.  Design to monitor trend in abundance and presence of American beaver (Castor canadensis) at the national forest scale. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 164:463-479. doi: 10.1007/s10661-009-0907-8.

2009

adobeBeck, J. L., J. W. Connelly, and K. P. Reese. 2009. Recovery of greater sage-grouse habitat features in Wyoming big sagebrush following prescribed fire. Restoration Ecology 17:393-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00380.x.

2006

adobeBeck, J. L., J. M. Peek, and E. K. Strand. 2006. Estimates of elk summer range nutritional carrying capacity constrained by probabilities of habitat selection. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:283-294.

adobeBeck, J. L., K. P. Reese, J. W. Connelly, and M. B. Lucia. 2006. Movements and survival of juvenile greater sage-grouse in southeastern Idaho. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1070-1078. 

2005

adobeBeck, J. L., and J. M. Peek. 2005. Diet composition, forage selection, and potential for forage competition among elk, deer, and livestock on aspen-sagebrush summer range. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:135-147. 

adobeBeck, J. L., and J. M. Peek. 2005. Great Basin summer range forage quality: Do plant nutrients meet elk requirements? Western North American Naturalist 65:516-527.

Beck, J. L., K. P. Reese, P. Zager, and T. E. Heekin. 2005. Simultaneous multiple clutches and female breeding success in mountain quail. Condor 107:891-899.

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adobeReese, K. P., Beck, J. L., P. Zager, and T. E. Heekin. 2005. Nest and brood site characteristics of mountain quail in west-central Idaho. Northwest Science 79:254-264. 

2004

adobeBeck, J. L., and J. M. Peek. 2004. Herbage productivity and ungulate use of northeastern Nevada mountain meadows. Journal of Range Management 57:376-383.

2003

adobeBeck, J. L., D. L. Mitchell, and B. D Maxfield. 2003. Changes in the distribution and status of sage-grouse in Utah. Western North American Naturalist 63:203-214.

2000

adobeBeck, J. L., and D.L. Mitchell. 2000. Influences of livestock grazing on sage grouse habitat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:993-1002.

Peer-Refereed Book Chapters

adobePyke, D. A., J. C. Chambers, J. L. Beck, M. L. Brooks, and B. A. Mealor. 2016. Land uses, fire, and invasion: Exotic annual Bromus and human dimensions. Pages 307–337 in M.J. Germino, J. C. Chambers, and C. S. Brown, editors. Exotic Brome-Grasses in Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems of the Western US: Causes, Consequences, and Management Implications, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.

Beck, J. L., and L. H. Suring. 2009. Wildlife habitat relationships models: Description and evaluation of existing frameworks. Pages 251-285 in J. J. Millspaugh, and F. R. Thompson, III, editors. Models for Planning Wildlife Conservation in Large Landscapes. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Contact me for a copy.

Peer-Refereed Proceedings

adobeBeck, J. L., J. G. Klein, J. Wright, and K. P. Wolfley.  2011.  Potential and pitfalls of prescribed burning big sagebrush habitat to enhance nesting and early brood-rearing habitats for greater sage-grouse. Pages 27-32 in C. L. Wambolt, S. G. Kitchen, M. R. Frisina, B. F. Sowell, R. B. Keigley, P. K. Palacios, and J. A. Robinson, compilers.  Proceedings - Shrublands: Wildlands and Wildlife Habitats, Bozeman, Montana, June 17-19, 2008.  Utah State University Natural Resources and Environmental Issues Volume 16, article 5.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2009. Impacts of oil and natural gas on prairie grouse: Current knowledge and research needs. Pages 66--87 in R. I. Barnhisel, editor 2009 Joint Conference: 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Mining and Reclamation and 11th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium. Billings, Montana, USA.

Beck, J. L., J. T. Flinders, D. R. Nelson, C. L. Clyde, H. D. Smith, and P. J. Hardin. 1998. Diet selection and importance of management indicator species to elk and domestic sheep in a north-central Utah aspen ecosystem. Pages 131-137 in James C. deVos Jr., editor. Proceedings of the 1997 Deer/Elk Workshop, Rio Rico, AZ. Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix.

Beck, J. L., J. T. Flinders, D. R. Nelson, and C. L. Clyde. 1996. Dietary overlap and preference of elk and domestic sheep in aspen-dominated habitats in north-central Utah. Pages 81-85 in K.E. Evans, compiler. Sharing common ground on western rangelands: Proceedings of a livestock/big game symposium. General Technical Report INT-GTR-343. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT.

University Experiment Station and Extension Service Bulletins

adobeCorrell, L. L., R. M. Burton, J. D. Scasta, and J. L. Beck. 2017. Landowner guide to sage-grouse conservation in Wyoming: a practical guide for land owners and managers. University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension Service, Laramie, Wyoming, USA. Bulletin B-1295 (May 2017). 71 pp.

adobeBeck, J. L., C. W. LeBeau, A. M. Mason, and K. R. Simpson. 2010. Reducing impacts of energy developments to sagebrush wildlife habitats in Wyoming. University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension Service, Laramie, Wyoming, USA. Bulletin B-1209 (October 2010). 12 pp.

adobeBeck, J. L., and J. D. Reed.  2001.  Tannins: Anti-quality effects on forage protein and fiber digestion.  Pages 18-22 in K. Launchbaugh, editor.  Anti-quality factors in rangeland and pastureland forages.  Bulletin 73.  Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station, University of Idaho, Moscow.  

Beck, J. L., J. M. Peek, J. Williams, and J. Frederick.  1999.  Approaches to estimating elk carrying capacity in northeastern Nevada.  Proceedings - Grazing behavior of livestock and wildlife.  University of Idaho, Moscow, March 2324, 1999. Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station Bulletin Number 70, Abstracts p. 145, University of Idaho, Moscow.

Government Research Reports and Papers (Chronological Within a Year)

Chambers, J.C.; Beck, J.L.; Bradford, J.B.; Bybee, J.; Campbell, S.; Carlson, J.; Christiansen, T.J.; Clause, K.J.; Collins, G.; Crist, M.R.; Dinkins, J.B.; Doherty, K.E.; Edwards, F.; Espinosa, S.; Griffin, K.A.; Griffin, P.; Haas, J.R.; Hanser, S.E.; Havlina, D.W.; Henke, K.F.; Hennig, J.D.; Joyce, L.A.; Kilkenny, F.M.; Kulpa, S.M.; Kurth, L.L.; Maestas, J.D.; Manning, M.; Mayer, K.E.; Mealor, B.A.; McCarthy, C.; Pellant, M.; Perea, M.A.; Prentice, K.L.; Pyke, D.A.; Wiechman, L.A.; Wuenschel, A. 2017. Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to long-term strategic conservation actions. Part 1. Science basis and applications. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-360. Fort Collins, CO: U.S Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 213 p. https://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/53983.

adobeChambers, J. C., Beck, J. L., Campbell, S., Carlson, J., Christiansen, T. J., Clause, K., Dinkins, J. B., Doherty, K. E., Griffin, K. A., Havlina, D. W., Henke, K., Hennig, J. D., Garner, L., Kurth, L., Maestas, J. D., Manning, M., Mayer, K. E., Mealor, B. A., McCarthy, C. W., Perea, M., Pyke, D. A. 2016. Using resilience and resistance concepts to manage threats to sagebrush ecosystems, Gunnison sage-grouse, and greater sage-grouse in their eastern range. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-356. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 143 p. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/53201 doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32633.26722.

adobePyke, D.A., S. T. Knick, J. C. Chambers, M. Pellant, R. F. Miller, J. L. Beck, P. S. Doescher, E. W. Schupp, B. A. Roundy, M. Brunson, and J. D. McIver. 2015. Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on greater sage-grouse habitat—Part 2. Landscape level restoration decisions. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1418, 21 p., doi: 10.3133/cir1418.

adobePyke, D.A., J. C. Chambers, M. Pellant, S. T. Knick, R. F. Miller, J. L. Beck, P. S. Doescher, E. W. Schupp, B. A. Roundy, M. Brunson, and J. D. McIver. 2015. Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on greater sage-grouse habitat—Part 1. Concepts for understanding and applying restoration: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1416, 44 p., doi: 10.3133/cir1416.

adobeBeck, J. L., and L. H. Suring. 2007. Description and evaluation of frameworks for the development of wildlife habitat relationships models. USDA Forest Service Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Unit, Washington, D.C., USA. 35 pp.

adobeBeck, J. L.  2006.  Summary of oil and natural gas development impacts on prairie grouse.  Unpublished Report, Colorado Division of Wildlife, Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

adobeConnelly, J. W., M. L. Commons-Kemner, Beck, J. L.,  K. P. Reese, E. O. Garton, N. A. Burkepile, and M. B. Lucia.  2006.  Completion report: Sage-grouse ecology.  Idaho Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Project W-160-R-33, Subproject 53.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID.

adobeBeck, J. L., and J. M. Peek.  2001.  Jarbidge cooperative elk herd carrying capacity study, 1999 annual report: Preliminary estimates of 1999 elk summer range carrying capacity. USDI Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Technical Bulletin 01-03 (January). (BLM-ID-PT-01/009+1150). 

Beck, J. L., and D. L. Mitchell.  1997.  Brief guidelines for maintaining and enhancing sage grouse habitat on private lands in Utah. Utah technical notes: UT190-7-3. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Salt Lake City, UT.

Beck, J. L., J. T. Flinders, D. R. Nelson, C. L. Clyde, H. D. Smith, and P. J. Hardin.  1996.  Elk and domestic sheep interactions in a north-central Utah aspen ecosystem.  Research Paper INT-RP-491. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Ogden, UT.

University Final Research Reports

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Kirol, C.P., Beck, J.L. Identifying Habitats for Greater Sage-Grouse Population Persistence within the Atlantic Rim, Wyoming. Completion Report. Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA.

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Hess, J. E., and Beck, J. L.  2010.  Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) nesting and early brood-rearing habitat response to mowing and prescribed burning Wyoming big sagebrush and influence of disturbance factors on lek persistence in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.  Final Research Report.  Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA.adobe

Beck, J. L., and J. M. Peek.  2004.  Jarbidge elk herd habitat evaluation: Nevada Department of Wildlife hunt unit 072.  Final research report.  Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.

Wildlife Monitoring - Design Assessments and Protocols

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Beck, J. L., D. C. Dauwalter, D. M. Staley, and S. R. Hirtzel. 2008. USDA Forest Service Region 2 monitoring program for beaver (Castor canadensis): Examples from the Bighorn and Black Hills National Forests Revised May 2008. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Denver, CO.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2007. Assessing numbers of subsamples per sampling unit to monitor the feeding sign index of Aberts squirrel, San Juan National Forest, Colorado. Final Completion Report (Agreement Number USDAFS 453309). Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. American marten snow track index evaluation. An assessment for the San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Estimating the snow track index for American marten on the San Juan National Forest, Colorado. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Power analysis for Aberts squirrel sign frequency counts. An assessment for the San Juan National Forest, Durango, Colorado. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Snowshoe hare pellet density plots: An evaluation of sample size, subsampling, and power to monitor trends in snowshoe rare on the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming. An assessment for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Laramie, Wyoming. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Snowshoe hare pellet density plots: A proposed sampling design for the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Statistical sampling design concepts. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L. 2005. Trend analysis and type I and II error rates. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

adobeBeck, J. L., and D. M. Staley. 2005. USDA Forest Service Region 2 monitoring program for beaver (Castor canadensis): examples from the Bighorn and Black Hills National Forests. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Denver, CO.

Popular Press

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Pratt, A. C., and J. L. Beck. 2019. Migration and the greater sage-grouse. Grouse Partnership News, Fall 2019: pages 28–31.

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J. L. Beck.  2015.  Classroom Visit: Study evaluates sage-grouse response to sagebrush treatments. Cow Country, Summer 2015 Issue: 26 and 32.

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Gilman, S. 2015. Bird vs. bird: The complicated relationship between sage grouse and their avian predators.  Western Confluence Magazine Issue 4:16-19.

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Pope, K. (with illustrations by E. Ostlind). 2015. Constructing sage grouse habitat: Does mowing, burning, or spraying sagebrush actually work? Western Confluence Magazine Issue 4:21-23.

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Gamo, R. S., J. D. Carlisle, J. L. Beck, J. A. C. Bernard, and M. E. Herget. 2013. Greater sage-grouse in Wyoming: An umbrella species for sagebrush dependent wildlife.  The Wildlife Professional 7:56–59.

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Clapp, J. G., and J. L. Beck.  2013.  Evaluating response of reintroduced bighorn sheep in the Seminoe Mountains to habitat change.  The Rampage (Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, Cody WY), Spring 2013 Issue:19–21.

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