Publications

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Journal Articles

Under review/In revision

Wilkinson, Z. A., H. A. Kramer, G. M. Jones, C. J. Zulla, K. McGinn, J. M. Barry, S. C. Sawyer, R. Tanner, R. J. Gutiérrez, J. J. Keane, M. Z. Peery (In review) Forest structure and heterogeneity improve prey acquisition and reproductive success for spotted owls in southern California.

Zulla, C. J., G. M. Jones, H. A. Kramer, J. J. Keane, K. N. Roberts, B. P. Dotters, S. C. Sawyer, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, K. G. Kelly, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (In review) Forest heterogeneity outweighs movement costs by enhancing hunting success and fitness in spotted owls.

Chaudhary, V., V. R. Goswami, G. M. Jones, T. K. Ben, T. Tapi, C. Ri, M. K. Oli (In revision). Using population monitoring programs to detect changes in mammalian communities.

Published

2022 and In Press —————————–

[40] Ross, B. E., D. P. Collins, M. A. Boggie, C. L. Coxen, S. A. Carleton, G. M. Jones (In press) Habitat use of conifer forests for Interior Band-tailed Pigeons is mediated by precipitation. Avian Conservation and Ecology

[39] Steel, Z. L., G. M. Jones, B. M. Collins, R. Green, A. Koltunov, K. Purcell, S. C. Sawyer, P. Stine (In press) Mega-disturbances cause rapid decline of mature conifer forest habitat in California. Ecological Applications.

[38] Squires, J. R., J. S. Ivan, K. Paolini, L. E. Olson, G. M. Jones, J. D. Holbrook (In press) Keystone structures maintain forest function for Canada Lynx after large-scale beetle outbreak. Environmental Research: Ecology.

[37] Jones, G. M., E. K. Vraga, P. F. Hessburg, M. D. Hurteau, C. D. Allen, R. E. Keane, T. A. Spies, M. P. North, B. M. Collins, M. A. Finney, J. M. Lydersen, A. L. Westerling (2022) Counteracting wildfire misinformationFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 20: 392-393.

[36] Jones, G. M., J. Ayars, S. A. Parks, H. E. Chmura, S. A. Cushman, J. S. Sanderlin (In press) Pyrodiversity in a warming world: research challenges and opportunities. Current Landscape Ecology Reports.

[35] Shirk, A. J., G. M. Jones, Z. Yang, R. J. Davis, J. L. Ganey, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. P. Healey, S. J. Hedwall, S. J. Hoagland, R. Maes, K. Malcolm, K. S. McKelvey, C. Vynne, J. S. Sanderlin, M. K. Schwartz, M. E. Seamans, H. Y. Wan, S. A. Cushman (In press) Automated habitat monitoring systems linked to adaptive management: a new paradigm for species conservation in an era of rapid environmental change. Landscape Ecology.

[34] Jones, G. M., A. J. Shirk, Z. Yang, R. J. Davis, J. L. Ganey, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. P. Healey, S. J. Hedwall, S. J. Hoagland, R. Maes, K. Malcolm, K. S. McKelvey, J. S. Sanderlin, M. K. Schwartz, M. E. Seamans, H. Y. Wan, S. A. Cushman (In press) Spatial and temporal dynamics of Mexican spotted owl habitat in the southwestern US. Landscape Ecology.

[33] Zulla, C. J., H. A. Kramer, G. M. Jones, J. J. Keane, K. N. Roberts, B. P. Dotters, S. C. Sawyer, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, K. G. Kelly, A. K. Wray, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (In press) Large trees and forest heterogeneity facilitate prey capture by California spotted owlsOrnithological Applications 124: duac024.

[32] Linley, G. D., C. J. Jolly, T. S. Doherty, W. L. Geary, D. Armenteras-Pascual, C. Belcher, R. B. Bird, A. Duane, M.-S. Fletcher, M. Giorgis, A. Haslem, G. M. Jones, L. T. Kelly, R. Nolan, C. L. Parr, J. Pausas, J. N. Price, E. G. Ritchie, G. Williamson, D. G. Nimmo (In press) What do you mean, ‘megafire’? Global Ecology and Biogeography.

[31] McGinn, K., F. A. Atuo, G. M. Jones, B. K. Hobart, D. J. Tempel,  S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2022) Implications of non-ideal occupancy for the measurement of territory qualityGlobal Ecology and Conservation: e02097

[30] Witt, W. C., R. J. Davis, Z. Yang, J. L. Ganey, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. Healey, S. Hedwall, S. Hoagland, R. Maes, K. Malcolm, J. Sanderlin, M. Seamans, G. M. Jones (2022) Linking robust spatiotemporal datasets to assess and monitor habitat attributes of a threatened species. PLoS ONE 17: e0265175.Untitled

[29] Jones, G. M., B. Brosi, J. M. Evans, I. G. W. Gottlieb, X. Loy, M. M. Núñez‐Regueiro, H. K. Ober, E. Pienaar, R. Pillay, K. Pisarello, L. L. Smith. R. J. Fletcher Jr. (2022) Conserving alpha- and beta-diversity in wood production landscapesConservation Biology 36: e13872.

[28] Tempel, D. J., H. A. Kramer, G. M. Jones, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. C. Sawyer, A. Koltunov, M. Slaton, R. Tanner, B. K. Hobart, M. Z. Peery (2022) Population decline in California spotted owls near their southern range boundaryJournal of Wildlife Management 86: e22168.

[27] Jones, G. M., A. R. Keyser, A. L. Westerling, W. J. Baldwin, J. J. Keane, S. C. Sawyer, J. D. J. Clare, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (In press) Forest restoration limits megafires and supports species conservation under climate changeFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 20: 210-216. *selected as cover article*

[26] Jones, G. M. and M. W. Tingley (2022) Pyrodiversity and biodiversity: a history, synthesis, and outlook. Diversity and Distributions 28: 386-403. *selected as Editor’s Choice* *selected as 2021 Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Best Scientific Publication*

[25] Gaines, W. L., P. F. Hessburg, G. H. Aplet, P. Henson, S. J. Prichard, D. Churchill, G. M. Jones, D. J. Isaak, C. Vynne (2022) Climate change and forest management on federal lands in the Pacific Northwest, USA: managing for dynamic landscapesForest Ecology and Management 504: 119794.

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2021 ——————————————

[24] Jones, G. M., H. A. Kramer, W. J. Berigan, S. A. Whitmore, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2021) Megafire causes persistent loss of an old-forest speciesAnimal Conservation 24: 925-936. *selected as cover article*

[23] North, M. P., R. A. York, B. M. Collins, M. D. Hurteau, G. M. Jones, E. E. Knapp, L. Kobziar, H. McCann, M. D. Meyer, S. L. Stephens, R. E. Tompkins, C. L. Tubbesing (2021) Pyrosilviculture needed for landscape resilience of dry western US forestsJournal of Forestry 119: 520–544. *selected as Editor’s Choice*

[22] Kramer H. A., G. M. Jones, V. R. Kane, B. Bartl-Geller, J. T. Kane, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, B. P. Dotters, K. N. Roberts, S. C. Sawyer, J. J. Keane, M. P. North, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2021) Elevational gradients strongly mediate habitat selection patterns in a nocturnal predator. Ecosphere 12(5): e03500.JOF_cover

[21] Andrus, R. A., A. J. Martinez, G. M. Jones, A. J. H. Meddens (2021) Assessing the quality of fire refugia for wildlife habitatForest Ecology and Management 482: 118868.

[20] Kramer, H. A.†, G. M. Jones†, S. A. Whitmore, J. J. Keane, F. A. Atuo, B. P. Dotters, S. C. Sawyer, S. L. Stock, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2021) California spotted owl habitat selection in a fire-managed landscape suggests conservation benefit of restoring historical fire regimes. Forest Ecology and Management 479: 118576. co-lead authors

[19] Hobart, B. K., H. A. Kramer, G. M. Jones, B. P. Dotters, S. A. Whitmore, J. J. Keane, M. Z. Peery (2021) Stable isotopes reveal unexpected relationships between fire history and the diet of spotted owls. Ibis 163: 253-259

2020 ——————————————

[18] Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, W. M. Block, P. C. Carlson, E. J. Comfort, S. A. Cushman, R. J. Davis, S. A. Eyes, A. B. Franklin, J. L. Ganey, S. Hedwall, J. J. Keane, R. Kelsey, D. B. Lesmeister, M. P. North, S. L. Roberts, J. T. Rockweit, J. S. Sanderlin, S. C. Sawyer, B. Solvesky, D. J. Tempel, H. Y. Wan, A. L. Westerling, G. C. White, M. Z. Peery (2020) Spotted owls and forest fire: Comment. Ecosphere 11(12): e03312.

[17] Jones, G. M., L. L. Smith, I. G. W. Gottlieb, H. K. Ober, B. Brosi, R. J. Fletcher Jr (2020) Herpetofaunal responses to intensification of woody bioenergy production in a global biodiversity hotspot. Forest Ecology and Management 477: 118493.

[16] Ober, H. K., G. M. Jones, I. G. W. Gottlieb, S. A. Johnson, L. Smith, B. Brosi, R. J. Fletcher Jr. (2020) Bat community response to intensification of biomass production for bioenergy across the southeastern United States. Ecological Applications 30: e02155.

[15] Jones, G. M., H. A. Kramer, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, D. J. Tempel, C. M. Wood, B. K. Hobart, T. Erker, F. A. Atuo, N. K. Pietrunti, R. Kelsey, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2020) Habitat selection by spotted owls after a megafire reflects their adaptation to historical frequent-fire regimes Landscape Ecology 35: 1199-1213.

2019 ——————————————

[14] Gutiérrez, R. J., G. M. Jones, S. M. Redpath, A. B. Franklin, D. Simberloff, M. G. Turner, V. C. Radeloff, G. C. White, M. Z. Peery (2019) Reinforcing the concept of agenda-driven science: a response to RohlfFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17: 556-557.

[13] Wood, C. M., G. M. Jones (2019) Framing management of social-ecological systems in terms of the cost of failure: the Sierra Nevada, CA as a case study. Environmental Research Letters 14: 105004.

[12] Hobart, B. K., G. M. Jones, K. N. Roberts, B. Dotters, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, M. G. Raphael, J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2019) Trophic interactions mediate the response of predator populations to habitat change. Biological Conservation 238: 108217. *selected as 2019-2021 Student Paper by The Wildlife Society*

[11] Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, W. J. Berigan, S. A. Whitmore, M. Z. Peery (2019) Megafire effects on spotted owls: elucidation of a growing threat and a response to Hanson et al. (2018). Nature Conservation 37: 31-51.

[10] Peery, M. Z, G. M. Jones, R. J. Gutiérrez, S. M. Redpath, A. B. Franklin, D. Simberloff, M. G. Turner, V. C. Radeloff, and G. C. White (2019) The conundrum of agenda-driven science in conservationFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17: 80-82.

[9] Jones, G. M. and M. Z. Peery (2019) Phantom interactions: use odds ratios or risk misinterpreting occupancy modelsThe Condor: Ornithological Applications 121: 1-7.

[8] Berigan, W. J.†, G. M. Jones†, S. A. Whitmore, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2019) Cryptic wide-ranging movements lead to upwardly-biased occupancy in a territorial speciesJournal of Applied Ecology 56: 470-480. co-lead authors

2018 and earlier ——————————

[7] Jones, G. M., J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, M. Z. Peery (2018) Declining old-forest species as a legacy of large trees lostDiversity and Distributions 24: 341-351.

[6] Tempel, D. J., J. J. Keane, R. J. Gutiérrez, J. D. Wolfe, G. M. Jones, A. Koltunov, C. M. Ramirez, W. J. Berigan, C. V. Gallagher, T. E. Munton, P. A. Shaklee, S. A. Whitmore, M. Z. Peery (2016) Meta-analysis of California spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) territory occupancy in the Sierra Nevada: habitat associations and their implications for forest managementThe Condor: Ornithological Applications 118: 747-765.

[5] Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, S. A. Whitmore, W. J. Berigan, M. Z. Peery (2016) Megafires: an emerging threat to old-forest speciesFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(6): 300-306.

[4] Jones, G. M., R. J. Gutiérrez, D. J. Tempel, B. Zuckerberg, M. Z. Peery (2016) Using dynamic occupancy models to inform climate change adaptation strategies for California spotted owlsJournal of Applied Ecology 53: 895-905.

[3] Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, J. J. Battles, D. L. Fry, Q. Guo, M. J. Reetz, S. A. Whitmore, G. M. Jones, B. M. Collins, S. L. Stephens, M. Kelly, W. J. Berigan, M. Z. Peery (2015) Evaluating short- and long-term impacts of fuels treatments and simulated wildfire on an old-forest speciesEcosphere 6(12): 261.

[2] Moyer-Horner, L. R., P. D. Mathewson, G. M. Jones, M. R. Kearney, W. P. Porter (2015) Modeling behavioral thermoregulation in a climate change sentinelEcology and Evolution 5(24): 5810-5822.

[1] Jones, G. M., B. Zuckerberg, A. Paulios (2012) The early bird gets earlier: A phenological shift in the migration timing of the American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in the state of WisconsinThe Passenger Pigeon 74(2): 131-142.