Peer-refereed publications (see ResearchGate)

Saalfeld S. T., D. C. McEwen, D. C. Kesler, M. G. Butler, J. A. Cunningham, A. C. Doll, W. B. English, D. E. Gerik, K. Grond, P. Herzog, B. L. Hill, B. J. Lagassé, and R. B. Lanctot. 2019. Phenological mismatch in Arctic-breeding shorebirds: impact of snowmelt and unpredictable weather conditions on food availability and chick growth. Ecology and Evolution 9:6693-6707.

Blakey, R. V., E. B. Webb, D. C. Kesler, R. B. Siegel, D. C. Corc, and J. M. Johnson. 2019. Bats in a changing landscape: linking occupancy and traits of a diverse montane bat community to fire regime. Ecology and Evolution 9:5324-5337.

Blakey, R., R. B. Siegel, E. B. Webb, C. P. Dillingham, R. L. Bauer, M. Johnson, D. C. Kesler. 2018. Space use, forays, and habitat selection by California Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) during the breeding season: new insights from high resolution GPS tracking. Forest Ecology and Management 432:912-922.

Alba, A. C., T. A. Strauch, D. H. Keisler, K. D. Wells, D. C. Kesler. 2018. Using a keratinase to degrade chicken feathers for improved extraction of glucocorticoids. General and Comparative Endocrinology 270:35-40.

Kesler, D. C., E. B. Webb, and J. R. Walters. 2018Conservation Tools and Strategies. in M. L. Morrison, A. D. Rodewald, G. Volker, J. F. Prather, and M. R. Colón, Eds. Ornithology: Foundation, Critique, and Application. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore MD.

O'Daniels, S. T., D. C. Kesler, J. D. Mihail, E. B. Webb, S. J. Werner. 2018. Visual cues for woodpeckers: light reflectance of decayed wood varies by decay fungi. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:200-212. 10.1676/16-171.1

Stanton, R., A. D. Burke, K. Carrlson, D. C. Kesler, J. Faaborg, F. R. Thompson. 2018. Retention of radiotransmitters tail-mounted on 6 bird species: Tail-Mounted Radio Retention. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:67-71. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.846

O'Daniels, S. T., D. C. Kesler, J. D. Mihail, E. B. Webb, S. J. Werner. 2017. Functional visual sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths in the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), and its influence on foraging substrate selection. Physiology & Behavior 174:144-154.

Beatty, W. S., D. C. Kesler, E. B. Webb, L. W. Naylor, A. H. Raedeke, D. D. Humburg, J. M. Coluccy, G. J. Soulliere. 2016. How will predicted land-use change affect waterfowl spring stopover ecology?  Inferences from an individual-based mode. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:926-934.  DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12788.

Puckett, E. E., D. C. Kesler, D. H. Greenwald. 2016. Taxa, petitioning agency, and lawsuits affect time spent awaiting listing under the US Endangered Species Act. Biological Conservation 201:220-229.

Walker, R. S., D. C. Kesler, and K. R. Hill. 2016. Are isolated indigenous populations heading towards extinction? PLoS ONE

Cunningham, J. A., D. C. Kesler, and R. B. Lanctot. 2016. Habitat and social factors influence nest site selection in Arctic-breeding shorebird. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 133:364-377.

McKellar, A. E., D. C. Kesler, and J. R. Walters. 2016Resource selection reflects fitness associations for an endangered bird in restored habitat. Animal Conservation. 19:131-138.

Winder, V. L., K. M. Carrlson, A. J. Gregory, C. A. Hagen, D. A. Haukos, D. C. Kesler, L. C. Larsson, T. W. Mathews, L. B. McNew, M. A. Patten, J. C. Pitman, L. A. Powell, J. A. Smith, T. Thompson, D. H. Wolfe, B. K. Sandercock. 2015Factors affecting female space use in ten populations of prairie chickens. Ecosphere 6:1-17.

Beatty, W. S., E. B. Webb, D. C. Kesler, L.W. Naylor, A. H. Raedeke, D. D. Humburg, and J. M. Coluccy. 2015. An empirical evaluation of landscape energetic models: mallard and American black duck space use during the non-breeding period. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:1141-1151.

Stanton, R. A., F. R. Thompson, and D. C. Kesler. 2015. Site occupancy of brown-headed nuthatches varies with habitat restoration and range-limit context. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:917-926.

Kesler, D. C., and R. S. Walker. 2015. Geographic distribution of isolated indigenous societies in Amazonia and the efficacy of indigenous territories. PLoS ONE, 10:e0125113. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125113

McKellar, A. E., R. Langrock, D. C. Kesler, J. R. Walters. 2015. Using hidden Markov models to examine behaviour and movement states in a cooperatively breeding bird. Behavioral Ecology 26:148-157. doi:10.1093/beheco/aru171

Rota, C. T., M. A. Rumble, C. P. Lehman, D. C. Kesler, and J. J. Millspaugh. 2015. Apparent foraging success reflects habitat quality in an irruptive species, the black-backed woodpecker. The Condor 117:178-191.

Jachowski, D. S., D. C. Kesler, D. A. Steen, J. R. Walters. 2015. Beyond baselines: towards a more dynamic approach to biodiversity conservation. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:3-9. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.800

Beatty, W. S., E. B. Webb, D. C. Kesler, A. H. Raedeke, L. W. Naylor, and D. D. Humburg. 2014. The role of protected area wetlands in waterfowl habitat conservation: implications for protected area network design. Biological Conservation 176:144-152. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2014.05.018

Stanton, R. A.,D. C. Kesler, F. R. Thompson III. 2014. Resource configuration and abundance affect space use of a cooperatively breeding resident bird. Auk 131:407-420.

Beatty, W. S., E. B. Webb, D. C. Kesler, A. H. Raedeke, L. W. Naylor, and D. D. Humburg. 2014. Landscape effects on mallard habitat selection at multiple spatial scales during the non-breeding season. Landscape Ecology 29:989-1000.

McKellar, A. E., D. C. Kesler, R. J. Mitchell, D. K. Delaney, and J. R. Walters.2014. Geographic variation in fitness and foraging habitat quality in an endangered bird. Biological Conservation 175:52-64.

Hamilton, M. J., Walker, R. S., and Kesler, D. C. 2014. Crash and rebound of indigenous populations in lowland South America. Scientific Reports  4:4541. doi:10.1038/srep04541.

Carrlson, K. M., D. C. Kesler, T. R. Thompson. 2014. Resident and translocated greater prairie-chicken survival and habitat use. Journal for Nature Conservation 22:405-412. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2014.03.008

Kesler, D. C., A. Radedke, J. Foggia, W. Beatty, E. B. Webb, D. Humburg, L. Naylor. 2014. Effects of satellite transmitters on captive and wild mallards. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:557-565. doi: 10.1002/wsb.437.

Kesler, D. C. 2014. The role of science in avian conservation: examples from Pacific Island Kingfishers. Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Breeding Birds in Captivity. Toronto, Canada. in press.

Rota, C. T., J. J. Millspaugh, M. A. Rumble, C. P. Lehman, and D. C. Kesler. 2014. The role of wildfire, prescribed fire, and mountain pine beetle infestations on the population dynamics of a disturbance dependent species. PLoS ONE: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094700

Rota, C. T., M. A. Rumble, J. J. Millspaugh, C. P. Lehman, and D. C. Kesler. 2014. Space-use and habitat associations of black-backed woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) occupying recently disturbed forests in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Forest Ecology and Management 313:161-168.

Beatty, W. S., D. C. Kesler, E. B. Webb, A. H. Raedeke, L. W. Naylor, and D. D. Humburg. 2013. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to identifying migration chronology in a continental migrant. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75673. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075673.

Kemink, K. M., and D. C. Kesler. 2013. Using movement ecology to inform translocation efforts: a case study with an endangered lekking bird species. Animal Conservation 16:499-457.

Rota, C. T., J. J. Millspaugh, D. C. Kesler, C. P. Lehman, M. A. Rumble, C. M. Bodinof. 2013. A re-evaluation of a case-control model with contaminated controls for resource selection studies. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:1165-1173.

Sztukowski, L. A., and D. C. Kesler. 2013. Environmental fluorescence and conservation bait consumption by Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata): implications for eradication programs. Bird Conservation International 23:36-44.

Laws, R. J., and D. C. Kesler. 2012. A Bayesian network approach for selecting translocation sites for endangered island birds. Biological Conservation 155:178-185.

Cox, A. S., and D. C. Kesler. 2012. Prospecting behavior and the influence of landscape on natal dispersal in a resident bird. Behavioral Ecology 23:1068-1077.

Kesler, D. C., R. J. Laws, A. S. Cox, A. Gouni, and J. D. Stafford. 2012. Survival and population persistence in the critically endangered Tuamotu Kingfisher. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1001-1009.doi: 10.1002/jwmg.324

Kesler, D. C., and J. R. Walters. 2012. Social composition of destination territories and matrix habitat affect red-cockaded woodpecker dispersal. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1028-1035.doi: 10.1002/jwmg.330

Cox, A. S., and D. C. Kesler. 2012. Reevaluating the cost of natal dispersal: post-fledging survival of Red-bellied woodpeckers. Condor 114:341-347.doi:10.1093/beheco/ars076

Kesler, D. C. 2012. Foraging habitat distributions affect territory size and shape in the Tuamotu Kingfisher. International Journal of Zoology Article ID 632969, 7 pages:1-7.

Kesler, D. C., A. S. Cox, G. Albar, A. Gouni, J. Mejeur, and C. Plasse. 2012. Translocation of Tuamotu kingfishers, post-release exploratory behavior and harvest effects on the donor population. Pacific Science 66:467-480.

Millspaugh, J. J., D. C. Kesler, R. W. Kays, R. A. Gitzen, J. H. Schulz, C. T. Rota, C. M. Bodinof, J. L. Belant, and B. J. Keller. 2012. Wildlife radiotelemetry and remote tracking – Preliminary Considerations. Pages 258-283 in N. J. Silvy editor, Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Millspaugh, J. J., R. A. Gitzen, J. L. Belant, R. W. Kays, B. J. Keller, D. C. Kesler, C. T. Rota, J. H. Schulz, and C. M. Bodinof. 2012. Wildlife radiotelemetry and remote tracking – Analysis of Telemetry Data. Pages 480-501 in N. J. Silvy editor, Research and Management Techniques for Wildlife and Habitats. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Coulombe, G. L., D. C. Kesler, and A. Gouni. 2011. Agricultural coconut forest as habitat for the critically endangered Tuamotu Kingfisher (Todiramphus gambieri gertrudae). Auk 128:283-292.doi: 10.1002/jwmg.44

Kesler, D. C. 2011.Non-permanent radiotelemetry leg harness for small birds. Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:467-471.

Lehman, C. P., D. C. Kesler, C. T. Rota, M. A. Rumble, E. M. Seckinger, T. M. Juntti, and J. J. Millspaugh. 2011. Hand-held netguns: a technique for capturing Black-backed Woodpeckers. Journal of Field Ornithology82:430-435. doi: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2011.00347.x

McGowan, C. P., D. C. Kesler, and M. R. Ryan. 2011. Endangered species management. Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners available online.

Kesler, D. C., J. R. Walters, and J. J. Kappes. 2010. Social influences on dispersal and the fat-tailed dispersal distribution in red-cockaded woodpeckers. Behavioral Ecology 21:1337-1343. doi:10.1093/beheco/arq158

Kesler, D. C., T. Ghestemme, E. Portier, and A. Gouni. 2010. Cooperative Breeding of the Society Kingfisher (Todiramphus veneratus). Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 122:46-50.

Millspaugh, J. J., D. C. Kesler, R. W. Kays, R. A. Gitzen, J. H. Schulz, J. L. Belant, C. T. Rota, B. J. Keller, and C. M. Bodinof. 2010. Wildlife Radio-Tracking and Remote Monitoring. Pages 20-30 in K. Sivakumar and B. Habib editors, Envis Bulletin: Telemetry in Wildlife Sciences. Volume 13, number 1.  Wildlife Institute of India. Dehradun, India.

Jachowski, D. S., and D. C. Kesler. 2009. Allowing extinction: should we let species go? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:180.

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2007. Conservation biology for suites of species: demographic modeling for the Pacific island kingfishers. Biological Conservation 136:520-530.

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2007. Multi-scale resource use and selection in cooperatively breeding Micronesian Kingfishers. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:765-772.

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2007. Territoriality, prospecting, and dispersal in cooperatively breeding Micronesian Kingfishers. Auk 124:381-395.

Haig, S. M., E. Beever, S. M. Chambers, H. M. Draheim, B. D. Dugger, S. Dunham, E. Elliott-Smith, J. Fontaine, D. C. Kesler, B. Knaus, I. F. Lopes, P. Loschl, T. D. Mullins, and L. M. Sheffield. 2006. Taxonomic considerations in listing subspecies under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Conservation Biology 20:1584-1594. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2006.00530.x

Kesler, D. C., I. F. Lopes, and S. M. Haig. 2006. Sex determination of Pohnpei Micronesian Kingfisher using morphological and molecular genetic techniques. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:229-232. doi: 10.1111/j.1557-9263.2006.00045.x

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2005. Microclimate and nest site selection in Micronesian kingfishers. Pacific Science 59:499-508.

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2005. Selection of arboreal termitaria for nesting by cooperatively breeding Pohnpei Micronesian Kingfishers. Ibis 147:188-196.

Kesler, D. C., and S. M. Haig. 2004. Thermal characteristics of wild and captive Micronesian kingfisher nesting habitats. Zoo Biology 23:301-308. doi: 10.1002/zoo.20010