• Parsons, M, J Lewis, B Gardner, T Chestnut, J Ransom, D Werntz, L Prugh. 2019. Habitat selection and spatiotemporal interactions of a reintroduced mesocarnivore. Journal of Wildlife Management. pdf

  • Kelt, DA, EJ Heske, X Lambin, MK Oli, JL Orrock, A Ozgul, JN Pauli, LR Prugh, R Sollmann, S Sommer. 2019. Advances in population biology and species interactions in mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 100: 965-1007. pdf

  • Montgomery, RA, RJ Moll, E Say-Sallaz, M Valeix, LR Prugh. 2019. A tendency to simplify complex systems. Biological Conservation 233:1-11. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, KJ Sivy, PJ Mahoney, TR Ganz, MA Ditmer, M van de Kerk, SL Gilbert, RA Montgomery. 2019. Designing studies of predation risk for improved inference in carnivore-ungulate systems. Biological Conservation 232: 194-207. pdf

  • Grinath, J, L Prugh, J Brashares, K Suding. 2019. Environmental gradients determine the potential for ecosystem engineering effects. Oikos. pdf

  • Boelman, N., Liston, G.E., Gurarie, E., Meddens, A.J.H., Mahoney, P.J., Kirchner, P.B., Bohrer, G., Brinkman, T.J., Cosgrove, C.L., Eitel, J., Hebblewhite, M., Kimball, J.S., LaPoint, S.D., Nolin, A.W., Pedersen, S.H., Prugh, L.R., Reinking, A.K., Vierling, L. 2019. Integrating snow science and wildlife ecology in Arctic-boreal North America. Environmental Research Letters. pdf


  • Prugh, LR, N Deguines, JB Grinath, KN Suding, WT Bean, R Stafford, JS Brashares. 2018. Ecological winners and losers of extreme drought in California. Nature Climate Change 8: 819-824. pdf

  • van de Kerk, M, D Verbyla, AW Nolin, KJ Sivy and LR Prugh. 2018. Range-wide variation in the effect of spring snow phenology on Dall sheep population dynamics. Environmental Research Letters 13: 075008. pdf

  • Mahoney, PJ, G Liston, S LaPoint, E Gurarie, B Mangipane, AG Wells, TJ Brinkman, JUH Eitel, N Boelman, LR Prugh. 2018. Navigating snowscapes: scale-dependent responses of mountain sheep to snowpack properties. Ecological Applications pdf

  • Sivy, K. J., A. W. Nolin, C. Cosgrove, and L. Prugh. 2018. Critical snow density threshold for Dall sheep (Ovis dalli dalli). Canadian Journal of Zoology. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0259. pdf

  • Grinath, JB, N Deguines, JW Chesnut, LR Prugh, JS Brashares, KN Suding. 2018. Animals alter precipitation legacies: trophic and ecosystem engineering effects on plant community temporal dynamics. Journal of Ecology 106: 607-621. pdf

  • Sivy, K. J., C. B. Pozzanghera, K. E. Colson, M. A. Mumma, and L. R. Prugh. 2018. Apex predators and the facilitation of resource partitioning among mesopredators. Oikos 127: 607-621. pdf


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  • Verbyla, D., T. Hegel, A. Nolin, M. van de Kerk, T. Kurkowski, and L. Prugh. 2017. Remote Sensing of 2000–2016 Alpine Spring Snowline Elevation in Dall Sheep Mountain Ranges of Alaska and Western Canada. Remote Sensing 9: 1157 pdf

  • Sivy, K. J., C. B. Pozzanghera, J. B. Grace, and L. R. Prugh. 2017. Fatal attraction? Intraguild facilitation and suppression among predators. The American Naturalist 190: 663-679. pdf

  • Zhou, J, LR Prugh, KD Tape, G Kofinas, K Kielland. 2017. The role of vegetation structure in controlling distributions of vertebrate herbivores in Arctic Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 49: 291-304. pdf

  • Gilbert, SL, SJ Sivy, CB Pozzanghera, A DuBour, K Overduijn, MM Smith, J Zhou, JM Little, LR Prugh. 2017. Socioeconomic benefits of large carnivore recolonization through reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions. Conservation Letters 10: 431-439. pdf.

  • Deguines, N, JS Brashares, LR Prugh. 2017. Precipitation alters interactions in a grassland ecological community. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 262-272. pdf

  • Keinath, D, D Doak, K Hodges, L Prugh, W Fagan, C Sekercioglu, S Butchart, M Kauffman. 2017. A global analysis of species sensitivity to habitat disturbance. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 115-127. pdf


  • Pozzanghera, C, K Sivy, M Lindberg, L Prugh. 2016. Variable effects of snow conditions across boreal mesocarnivore species. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 697-705. pdf

  • Borg, B. L., S. M. Arthur, N. A. Bromen, K. A. Cassidy, R. McIntyre, D. W. Smith, and L. R. Prugh. 2016. Implications of harvest on the boundaries of protected areas for large carnivore viewing opportunities. PloS One 11:e0153808.

  • Dorendorf, RR, PJ Fix, and LR Prugh. 2016. Motivations of fur trappers in interior Alaska. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21: 522-537. pdf


  • Gurney, C. M., L. R. Prugh, and J. S. Brashares. 2015. Restoration of native plants is reduced by rodent-caused soil disturbance and seed removal. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68: 359-366. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and SM Arthur. 2015. Optimal predator management for mountain sheep conservation depends on the strength of mesopredator release. Oikos 124: 1241-1250. pdf

  • Borg, B, S Brainerd, T Meier, LR Prugh. 2015. Impacts of breeder loss on social structure, reproduction and population growth in a social canid. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 177-187.  pdf


  • Bean, WT, LR Prugh, R Stafford, HS Butterfield, M Westfall, JS Brashares. 2014. Species distribution models of an endangered rodent offer incomplete measures of habitat quality at multiple scales. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1116-1125. pdf

  • Endicott, RL, LR Prugh, JS Brashares. 2014. Surplus killing by endangered San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) is linked to a local population decline of endangered giant kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ingens). Southwestern Naturalist 59: 104-109. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and CD Golden. 2014. Does moonlight increase predation risk? Meta-analysis reveals divergent responses of nocturnal mammals to lunar cycles. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 504-514. pdf

2013 and earlier

  • McCune, JL, WL Harrower, S Avery-Gomm, JM Brogan, A Csergo, LN Davidson, A Garani, LR Halpin, LP Lipsen, C Lee, JC Nelson, LR Prugh, C Stinson, CK Whitney, J Whitton, 2013. Threats to Canadian species at risk: an analysis of finalized recovery strategies. Biological Conservation 166: 254-265. pdf

  • Bean, WT, R. Stafford, LR Prugh, S. Butterfield, JS Brashares 2012. An evaluation of monitoring methods for the endangered giant kangaroo rat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36: 587-593. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and JS Brashares. 2012. Partitioning the keystone effects of an ecological engineer: kangaroo rats control community structure via multiple pathways. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 667-678. pdf

  • Prugh, LR. 2011. Predators in our midst. Bioscience 61: 488-489 (invited book review)

  • Arthur, SM and LR Prugh. 2010. Predator-mediated indirect effects of snowshoe hares on Dall sheep in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1709-1721. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and JS Brashares. 2010. Basking in the moonlight? Illumination increases the capture success of the endangered giant kangaroo rat. Journal of Mammalogy 91: 1205-1212. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, ARE Sinclair, KE Hodges, AL Jacob, DS Wilcove. 2010. Reducing threats to species: threat reversibility and links to industry. Conservation Letters 3: 267-276. pdf

  • Brashares, JS, LR Prugh, CJ Stoner, CW Epps. 2010. Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release. Pp. 221-240 in J.Terborgh and J. Estes, eds. Trophic cascades. Island Press, Washington DC. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, CJ Stoner, CW Epps, WT Bean, WJ Ripple, AS Laliberte, JS Brashares. 2009. The rise of the mesopredator. BioScience 59: 779-791. pdf

  • Prugh, LR. 2009. An evaluation of patch connectivity measures. Ecological Applications 19: 1300-1310. pdf

  • Prugh, LR. 2009. Kangaroo rats: the great farmer-engineers of our deserts. Sierra Club Desert Report (Sept 2009): 15-17. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, KE Hodges, ARE Sinclair, JS Brashares. 2008. Effect of habitat area and isolation on fragmented animal populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 20770-20775. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, SM Arthur, CE Ritland. 2008. Use of fecal genotyping to determine individual diet. Wildlife Biology 14: 318-330. pdf

  • Mooers, AO, LR Prugh, M Festa-Bianchet, and JA Hutchings. 2007. Biases in legal listing under Canadian endangered species legislation. Conservation Biology 21: 572-575. pdf

  • Prugh, LR, CE Ritland, SM Arthur, CJ Krebs. 2005. Monitoring coyote population dynamics by genotyping feces. Molecular Ecology 14: 1585-1596. pdf

  • Prugh, LR. 2005. Coyote prey selection and community stability during a decline in food supply. Oikos 110: 253-264. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and CE Ritland. 2005. Molecular testing of observer identification of carnivore feces in the field. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 189-194. pdf

  • Prugh, LR and CJ Krebs. 2004. Snowshoe hare pellet decay rates and aging in different habitats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32: 386-393. pdf

  • Reich, PB, C Uhl, MB Walters, L Prugh, DS Ellsworth. 2004. Leaf demography and phenology in Amazonian rain forest: a census of 40,000 leaves of 23 tree species. Ecological Monographs 74: 3-23. pdf