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Refereed Publications (1undergraduate student, 2graduate student, 3postdoc)


Lisovski, S., H. Schmaljohan, E.S. Bridge, S. Bauer, A. Farnsworth, S.A. Gauthreaux Jr., S. Hahn, M.T. Hallworth, C.M. Hewson, J.F. Kelly, F. Liechti, P.P. Marra, E. Rakhimberdiev, J.D. Ross, N.E. Seavy, M.D. Sumner, C.M. Taylor, D.W. Winkler, S.J. Wotherspoon, M.B. Wunder (2018) Inherent limits of light-level geolocation may lead to over-interpretation. Current Biology 28: R99-R102


3Ceriani, S.A., J.F. Weishampel, L.M. Ehrhart, K.L. Mansfield, and M.B. Wunder (2017) Foraging and recruitment hotspot dynamics for the largest Atlantic loggerhead turtle rookery. Scientific Reports 7: 16894

2Carver, A.R., J.D. Ross, D.J. Augustine, S.K. Skagen, A.M. Dwyer, D.F. Tomback, and M.B. Wunder (2017) Weather radar data correlate to hail-induced mortality in grassland birds. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3(2): 90-101

2Pansing, E.R., D.F. Tomback, M.B. Wunder, J.P. French, and 2A.C. Wagner (2017) Microsite and elevation zone effects on seed pilferage, germination, and seedling survival during early whitebark pine recruitment. Ecology and Evolution 7(21): 9027-9040

3Magozzi, S., A. Yool, 3H.B. Vander Zanden, M.B. Wunder, and C.N. Trueman (2017) Using ocean models to predict spatial and temporal variation in marine carbon isotopes. Ecosphere 8(5): e01763

2Pierce, A.K., S.J. Dinsmore, D. Jorgensen, and M.B. Wunder (2017) Individual variation in migration routes, stopover use, and wintering grounds in Mountain Plovers. Journal of Field Ornithology 88(1): 30-38


Tomback, D.F., 2S. C. Blakeslee, 2A.C. Wagner, M.B. Wunder, L.M. Resler, 2J.C. Pyatt, and S. Diaz (2016) Whitebark pine facilitation at treeline: potential interactions for disruption by an invasive pathogen. Ecology and Evolution 6(15): 5144-5157

2Pyatt, J.C., D.F. Tomback, 2S.C. Blakeslee, M.B. Wunder, L.M. Resler, 1L. Boggs, and 1H. Bevency (2016) Microclimate and microsites at treeline: conifer facilitation of tree island initiation. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 48(2): 427-444


3Vander Zanden, H.B., M.B. Wunder, K.A. Hobson, S.L. Van Wilgenburg, L.I. Wassenaar, J.M. Welker (2015) Space-time tradeoffs in the development of precipitation-based isotope models for determining migratory origin. Journal of Avian Biology 46(6): 658-667

3Hayes, M.A., K. 1Ozenberger, P.M. Cryan, and M.B. Wunder (2015) Not to put too fine a point on it – does increasing precision of geographic referencing improve species distribution models for a wide-ranging migratory bat? Acta Chiropterologica 17(1): 159–169

3Hayes, M.A., P.M. Cryan, and M.B. Wunder (2015) Seasonally-Dynamic Presence-Only Species Distribution Models for a Cryptic Migratory Bat Impacted by Wind Energy Development. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132599. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132599

3Scherer, R.D., 2Doll, A.C., Rea, L.D., Christ, A.M., Stricker, C.A., Witteveen, B., Kline, T.C., Kurle, C.M., and M.B. Wunder (2015) Stable isotope values in pup vibrissae reveal geographic variation in diets of gestating Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 527:261-274

2Doll, A.C., R.B. Lanctot, C.A. Stricker, S. Yezerinac, and M.B. Wunder (2015) Improved arrival date estimates of arctic-breeding Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola). The Auk 132:408-421

Stricker, C.A., A.M. Christ, M.B. Wunder, 2A.C. Doll, S.D. Farley, L.D. Rea, D.A.S. Rosen, R.D. 3Scherer, and D.J. Tollit (2015) Carbon and nitrogen isotope discrimination for Stellars’ sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) vibrissae relative to milk and fish/invertebrate diets. Marine Ecology Progress Series 523:255-266

3Vander Zanden, H. B., A.D. Tucker, K.M. Hart, M.M. Lamont, I. Fujisaki, D.S. Addison, K.L. Mansfield, K.F. Phillips, M.B. Wunder, G.J. Bowen, M. Pajuelo, A.B. Bolten, K.A. Bjorndahl (2015) Determining foraging area origin in a migratory marine vertebrate by integrating stable isotope analysis and satellite tracking: a novel approach. Ecological Applications 25:320-335


3Vander Zanden, H.B., M.B. Wunder, K.A. Hobson, S.L. Van Wilgenburg, L.I. Wassenaar, J.M. Welker (2014) Contrasting assignment of migratory organisms to geographic origins using long-term versus year-specific precipitation isotope maps. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:891-900

Cryan, P.M., C.A. Stricker, and M.B. Wunder (2014) Continental-scale, cross-seasonal movements of a heterothermic migratory tree bat. Ecological Applications 24:602-616

2Bryan, R.D. and M.B. Wunder (2014) Western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) eavesdrop on alarm calls of black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Ethology 120:180-188


Flockhart, D.T.T., L.I. Wassenaar, T.G. Martin, K.A. Hobson, M.B. Wunder, and D.R. Norris (2013) Tracking multi-generational migratory connectivity: colonization of the breeding grounds by monarch butterflies in eastern North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1768):20131087

Rundel, C.W., M.B. Wunder, A.H. Alvarado, K.C. Ruegg, R. Harrigan, 3A. Schuh, J.F. Kelly, R. Siegel, T.B. Smith, and J. Novembre (2013) Novel statistical methods for integrating genetic and stable isotopic data to infer individual-level migratory connectivity. Molecular Ecology 22:4163-4176


Wunder, M.B., J.R. Jehl, and C. Stricker (2012) The early bird gets the shrimp: confronting assumptions of isotopic equilibrium and homogeneity in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 81:1223-1232

Oyler-McCance, S.J., J.A. Fike, T.A. Castoe, D.F. Tomback, M.B. Wunder, and T.D. Schaming (2012) Development and characterization of thirteen microsatellite loci in Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga Columbiana). Conservation Genetics Resources 5:303-305

2Barringer, L.E., D.F. Tomback, M.B. Wunder, and S. McKinney (2012) Whitebark pine stand condition, tree abundance, and cone production as predictors of visitation by Clark’s nutcracker. PLoS ONE 7(5):e37663

Wunder, M.B. (2012) Determining geographic patterns of migration and dispersal by analysis of stable isotopes in keratins. Journal of Mammalogy 93:360-367

Cryan, P.M., C.A. Stricker, and M.B. Wunder (2012) Biologically structured isotopic variation in a sedentary population of bats. Journal of Mammalogy 93:381-389


1Smith, S.M., M.B. Wunder, D.A. Norris, and Y.G. Shellman (2011) A simple protocol for using a LDH-based cytotoxicity assay to assess the effects of death and growth inhibition at the same time. PLoS ONE 6(11):e26908


Dinsmore, S. J., M. B. Wunder, V. J. Dreitz, and F. L. Knopf (2010) An assessment of factors affecting population growth of the Mountain Plover. Avian Conservation and Ecology 5(1): 5


Hobson, K.A., M.B. Wunder, S. VanWilgenburg, R. Clark, and L.I. Wassenaar (2009) A method for investigating population declines of migratory birds using stable isotopes: origins of harvested lesser scaup in North America. PLoS ONE 4(11): e7915

Gutowsky, S., Janssen, M.H., Arcese, P., Kyser, T.K., Ethier, D., Wunder, M.B., Bertram, D.F., Tranquilla, L.M., Lougheed, C., and D.R. Norris. (2009) Concurrent declines in nestling diet quality and reproductive success of a threatened seabird over 150 years. Endangered Species Research 9:247-254

Wunder, M.B., K.A. Hobson, J.F. Kelly, P.P. Marra, L.I. Wassenaar, C.A. Stricker, and R.R. Doucett (2009) Does a lack of design and repeatability compromise scientific criticism? A response to Smith et al. Auk 126:922-926

Sellick, M.J., T.K. Kyser, M.B. Wunder, D. Chipley, and D.R. Norris (2009) Geographic variation of strontium and hydrogen isotopes in avian tissue: implications for tracking migration. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4735.


Augustine, D.J., S.J. Dinsmore, M.B. Wunder, V.J. Dreitz, and F.L. Knopf (2008) Mountain plover response to plague-driven dynamics in black-tailed prairie dog landscapes. Landscape Ecology 23:689-697

Wunder, M.B. and D.R. Norris (2008) Improved estimates of certainty in stable isotope-based methods for tracking migratory animals. Ecological Applications 18:549-559


Schorr, R.A., J.L. Siemers, P.M. Lukacs, J.P. Gionfriddo, J.R. Sovell, R.J. Rondeau, and M.B. Wunder (2007) Using prairie rodent survival to evaluate habitats. Southwestern Naturalist 52:552-563


Norris, D.R., M.B. Wunder, and M. Boulet (2006) Perspectives in Migratory Connectivity. Ornithological Monographs 61:79-88.

Knopf, F.L. and M.B. Wunder (2006) Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus). In The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology; Retrieved from The Birds of North America Online doi:10.2173/bna.211

Schneider, S.C., M.B. Wunder, and F.L. Knopf (2006) Relationship between shrubs and foods in Mountain Plover habitat in Park County Colorado, USA. Southwestern Naturalist 51:197-202


Wunder, M.B., C.L. Kester, F.L. Knopf, and R.O. Rye (2005) A test of geographic assignment using isotope tracers in feathers of known origin. Oecologia 144:607-615

Dretiz, V.J., M.B. Wunder, and F.L. Knopf (2005) Movements and home ranges of Mountain Plovers raising broods in three Colorado landscapes. Wilson Bulletin 117:128-132


Wunder, M.B., F.L. Knopf and C.A. Pague (2003) The high elevation population of Mountain Plovers in Colorado. Condor 105:654-662

Wunder, M.B. and F.L. Knopf (2003) Imperial Valley of California is critical to wintering Mountain Plovers. Journal of Field Ornithology 74(1):74-80


Wunder, M.B., J.L. Siemers, and A.E. Ochs (1998) Geographic distribution: Spea bombifrons. Herpetological Review 29(1): 50

Refereed Books and Book Chapters


Wunder, M.B. (2010) Using isoscapes to model probability surfaces for determining geographic origins. In: Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping (Bowen, G., West, J., Tu, K, and Dawson, T. eds.) Springer-Verlag, New York.


Wunder, M.B. and D.R. Norris (2008) Analysis and design for isotope-based studies of migratory animals. In: Tracking animal migration using stable isotopes (Hobson, K.A. and L.I. Wassenaar, Eds.). Elsevier, Inc. San Diego, CA

Kelly, J.F., S. Bearhop, G.J. Bowen, K.A. Hobson, D.R. Norris, L.I. Wassenaar, J.B. West, and M.B. Wunder (2008) Future directions and challenges for using stable isotopes in advancing terrestrial animal migration research. In: Tracking animal migration using stable isotopes (Hobson, K.A. and L.I. Wassenaar, Eds.). Elsevier, Inc. San Diego, CA