1. Refereed Journal Articles, Published or Accepted (January 1999 to January 2007)

Taylor, M.K., McLoughlin, P.D., and Messier, F. 2007. Sex-selective harvesting of polar bears. Wildlife Biology in press (accepted November 2006, 26 ms pages).

Ferrari, M.O.C., F. Messier, and D.P. Chivers. 2006. The nose knows: minnows determine predator proximity and density through detection of predator odours. Animal Behaviour 72: 927-932.

Heisey, D.M., D.O. Joly, and F. Messier 2006. The fitting of general force-of-infection models to wildlife disease prevalence data. Ecology 87: 2356-2365.

Hwang, Y.T., S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2006. Effects of winter communal denning on spatial distribution of striped skunks in the prairies. Journal Wildlife Management, in press (accepted June 2006, 24 ms pages).

Hwang, Y.T., S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2006. Energetic consequences and ecological significance of heterothermy and social thermoregulation in striped skunks (Mephetis mephetis). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, in press (accepted March 2006, 26 ms pages).

Pitt, J.A., S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2006. Condition indices and bioelectrical impedance analysis to predict body condition of small carnivores: a test with raccoons. Journal of Mammalogy 87: 717-722.

Pitt, J.A., S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2006. Efficacy of Zoletil for field immobilization of raccoons. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: in press (4 printed pages)

McLoughlin, P.D., Boyce, M.S., Coulson, T., and Clutton-Brock, T. 2006. Lifetime reproductive success and density-dependent, multi-variable resource selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 273: 1449-1454.

Schmutz, J.K., McLoughlin, P.D., and Houston, C.S. 2006. Demography of Swainson's hawks breeding in western Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1455-1460.

Taylor, M.K., Laake, J.L., McLoughlin, P.D., Cluff, H.D., and Messier, F. 2006. Demographic parameters and harvest-explicit population viability analysis for polar bears in M'Clintock Channel, Nunavut. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1667-1673.

Hwang, Y.T., S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2005. Evaluating body condition of striped skunks using non-invasive morphometric indices and bioelectrical impedance analysis. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 195-203.

Joly, D.O., and F. Messier. 2005. The effect of bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis on reproduction and survival of wood bison in Wood Buffalo National Park. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 543-551.

Larivière, S., Y.T. Hwang, W.A. Gorsuch, and S.A. Medill. 2005. Husbandry, overwinter care, and reproduction of captive striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). Zoo Biology 24: 83-91.

McLoughlin, P.D., M.K. Taylor, and F. Messier. 2005. Conservation risks of male-selective harvest for mammals with low reproductive potential. Journal of Wildlife Management 69: In press.

McLoughlin, P.D., J.S. Dunford, and S. Boutin. 2005. Relating predation mortality to broad-scale habitat selection. Journal of Animal Ecology 74: 701-707.

Ferguson, S.H., I. Stirling, and P.D. McLoughlin. 2005. Climate change and ringed seal (Phoca hispida) recruitment in western Hudson Bay. Marine Mammal Science 21: 121-135.

Taylor, M.K., J. Laake, P.D. McLoughlin, E.W. Born, H.D. Cluff, S.H. Ferguson, A. Rosing-Asvid, R. Schweinsburg, and F. Messier. 2005. Demography and viability of a hunted population of polar bears. Arctic 58: 203-215.

Taylor, M.K., J.L. Laake, P.D. McLoughlin, H.D. Cluff, and F. Messier. (provisionally accepted September 13, 2005). Demographic parameters and harvest-explicit population viability analysis for polar bears in M'Clintock Channel, Nunavut. Journal of Wildlife Management 29 pp.

Urton, E.J.M., and K.A. Hobson. 2005. Intrapopulation variation in gray wolf isotope (15N and 13C) profiles: implications for the ecology of individuals. Oecologia In press.

Joly, D.O., and F. Messier. 2004. Factors affecting apparent prevalence of tuberculosis and brucellosis in wood bison. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 623-631.

Joly, D.O., and F. Messier. 2004. Testing hypotheses of bison population decline (1970-1999) in Wood Buffalo National Park: synergism between exotic disease and predation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 1165-1176.

Joly, D.O., and F. Messier. 2004. The distribution of Echinococcus granulosis in moose: evidence for parasite-induced vulnerability to predaton by wolves? Oecologia 140: 586-590.

McLoughlin, P.D., and F. Messier. 2004. Relative contributions of sampling error in initial population size and vital rates to outcomes of PVA. Conservation Biology 18: 1665-1669.

Hwang, Y.T., M-L. Gentes, D.L. Parker, S. Lariviere, and F. Messier. 2004. Effects of surgical implantation of temperature dataloggers on reproduction of captive striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 35: 515-519.

Joly, D.O., and B.R. Patterson. 2003. Use of selection indices to model the functional response of predators. Ecology 84:1635-1639.

Jordan, L.T., W.J. Rettie, and S.V. Tessaro. 2003. Evidence of herpesvirus infection in woodland caribou in Saskatchewan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39: 216-220.

McLoughlin, P.D., M.K. Taylor, H.D. Cluff, R.J. Gau, R. Mulders, R. Case, and F. Messier. 2003. Population viability of grizzly bears in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Arctic 56: 185-190.

McLoughlin, P.D., M.K. Taylor, H.D. Cluff, R.J. Gau, R. Mulders, R. Case, S. Boutin, and F. Messier. 2003. Demography of barren-ground grizzly bears. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 294-301.

McLoughlin, P.D., H.D. Cluff, R.J. Gau, R. Mulders, R. Case, and F. Messier. 2003. Effect of spatial differences in habitat on home ranges of grizzly bears. Écoscience 10: 11-16.

Patterson, B.R., and F. Messier. 2003. Age and condition of deer killed by coyotes in Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 1894-1898.

Ferguson, S.H., and D.O. Joly. 2002. Dynamics of springtail and mite populations: the role of density dependence, predation, and precipitation. Ecological Entomology 27: 565-573.

Gau, R.J., R.L. Case, D.F. Penner, and P.D. McLoughlin. 2002. Feeding patterns of barren-ground grizzly bears in the central Canadian Arctic. Arctic 55: 339-344.

Hwang, Y.T., G. Wobeser, S. Larivière, and F. Messier. 2002. Streptococcus equisimilis infection in striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in Saskatchewan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38: 641-643.

McLoughlin, P.D., H.D. Cluff, and F. Messier. 2002. Denning ecology of barren-ground grizzly bears in the central Arctic. Journal of Mammalogy 83: 188-198.

McLoughlin, P.D., H.D. Cluff, R. Gau, R. Mulders, R.L. Case, and F. Messier. 2002. Population delineation of barren-ground grizzly bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30: 728-737.

McLoughlin, P.D., R.L. Case, R.J. Gau, H.D. Cluff, R. Mulders, and F. Messier. 2002. Hierarchical habitat selection patterns of grizzly bears in the central Canadian Arctic. Oecologia 132: 102-108.

Taylor, M.K., J. Laake, H.D. Cluff, M. Ramsay, and F. Messier. 2002. Managing the risk of harvest for the Viscount Melville Sound polar bear population. Ursus 13: 185-202.

Ferguson, M.A.D., L. Gauthier and F. Messier. 2001. Range shift and winter foraging ecology of an population of Arctic tundra caribou. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 746-758.

Ferguson, S.H., M.K. Taylor, E.W. Born, A. Rosing-Asvid and F. Messier. 2001. Activity and movement patterns of polar bears inhabiting consolidated versus active pack ice. Arctic 54: 49-54.

Larivière, S., and F. Messier. 2001. Space-use patterns by female striped skunks exposed to aggregations of simulated duck nests. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1604-1608.

Larivière, S., and F. Messier. 2001. Temporal patterns of duck nest predation in the Canadian prairies: do striped skunks exhibit area-restricted search? American Midland Naturalist 146: 339-344.

Patterson, B.R., and F. Messier. 2001. Social organization and space use of coyotes in eastern Canada relative to prey distribution and abundance. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 463-477.

Rettie, W.J., and F. Messier. 2001. Range use and movement rates of woodland caribou in Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1933-1940.

Taylor, M.K., S. Akeeagok, D. Andriashek, W. Barbour, E.W. Born, W. Calvert, H.D. Cluff, S. Ferguson, J. Laake A. Rosing-Asvid, I. Stirling and F. Messier. 2001. Delineating Canadian and Greenland polar bear (Ursus maritimus) populations by cluster analysis of movements. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 690-709.

Amstrup, S.C., G.M. Durner, I. Stirling, N.J. Lunn, and F. Messier. 2000. Movements and distribution of polar bears in the Beaufort Sea. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 948-966.

Brown, W.K., W.J. Rettie, B. Wynes, and K. Morton. Wetland habitat selection by woodland caribou as characterized using the Alberta wetland inventory. Rangifer Special Issue No. 12: 153-157.

Ferguson, M.A.D., and F. Messier. 2000. Mass emigration of arctic tundra caribou from a traditional winter range: population dynamics and physical condition. Journal of Wildlife Management 64: 168-178.

Ferguson, S.H. 2000. Predator size and distance to edge: is bigger better? Canadian Journal of Zoology 78:713-720.

Ferguson, S.H., A.R. Bisset, and F. Messier. 2000. The influence of density on growth and reproduction in moose Alces alces. Wildlife Biology 6: 31-39.

Ferguson, S.H., and P.D. McLoughlin. 2000. Effect of energy availability, seasonality and geographic range on brown bear life history. Ecography 23: 193-200.

Ferguson, S.H., M.K. Taylor, and F. Messier. 2000. Influence of sea ice dynamics on habitat selection by polar bears. Ecology 81: 761-772.

Ferguson, S.H., M.K. Taylor, A. Rosing-Asvid, E. Born, and F. Messier. 2000. Relationships between denning of polar bears and conditions of sea ice. Journal of Mammalogy 81: 1118-1127.

Gall, D., K. Nielsen, L. Forbes, D. Davis, P. Elzer, S. Olsen, S. Balsevicius, L. Kelly, P. Smith, S. Tan, and D.O. Joly. 2000. Validation of the fluorescence polarization assay and comparison to other serological assays for the detection of serum antibodies to Brucella abortus in bison. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36: 469-476.

Joly, D.O., and F. Messier. 2000. A numerical response of wolves to bison abundance in Wood Buffalo National Park. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1101-1104.

Larivière, S., and F. Messier. 2000. Habitat selection and use of edges by prairie striped skunks in the Canadian prairies. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 366-372.

Larivière, S., L.R. Walton, and J.A. Virgl. 2000. Field anesthesia of American mink, Mustela vison, using halothane. Canadian Field-Naturalist 114: 142-144

McLoughlin, P.D., and S.H. Ferguson. 2000. A hierarchical sequence of limiting factors helps explain variation in home range size. Écoscience 7: 123-130.

McLoughlin, P.D., S.H. Ferguson, and F. Messier. 2000. Intraspecific variation in home range overlap with habitat quality: a comparison among brown bear populations. Evolutionary Ecology 14: 39-60.

Patterson, B.R., and F. Messier. 2000. Factors influencing killing rates of white-tailed deer by coyotes in eastern Canada. Journal of Wildlife Management 64: 721-732.

Patterson, B.R., and F. Messier. 2000. Winter nutritional condition of eastern coyotes in relation to prey density. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 420-427.

Rettie, W.J., and F. Messier. 2000. Hierarchical habitat selection by woodland caribou: its relationships to limiting factors. Ecography 23: 466-478.

Virgl, J.A., and F. Messier. 2000. Assessment of source-sink theory for predicting demographic rates among habitats. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 1483-1493.

Ferguson, S.H., M.K. Taylor, E. Born, A. Rosing-Asvid, and F. Messier. 1999. Determinants of range size in polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Ecology Letters 5: 311-318.

Larivière, S., 1999. Why predators cannot be inferred from nest remains. Condor 101: 718-721.

Larivière, S., L.R. Walton and F. Messier. 1999. Selection by striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) of farmstead and buildings as denning sites. American Midland Naturalist 142: 96-101.

McLoughlin, P.D., R.L. Case, R.J. Gau, S.H. Ferguson, and F. Messier. 1999. Annual and seasonal movement patterns of barren-ground grizzly bears. Ursus 11: 79-86.

Paetkau, D., S.C. Amstrup, E.W. Born, W. Calvert, A.E. Derocher, G.W. Garner, F. Messier, I. Stirling, M.K. Taylor, O. Wiig, and C. Strobeck. 1999. Genetic structure of the worlds polar bear populations. Molecular Ecology 8: 1571-1584.

Patterson, B.R., S. Bondrup-Nielson, and F. Messier. 1999. Daily movements and activity patterns of the eastern coyote. Canadian Field-Naturalist 113:251-257.

Rettie, W.J., and P.D. McLoughlin. 1999. Overcoming radiotelemetry bias in habitat-selection studies. Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 1175-1184.

 

3. Other Refereed Contributions (1999-2007)

Rettie, W.J. 2004. Morphology of female woodland caribou, Rangifer tarandus caribou, in Saskatchewan. Canadian Field-Naturalist 118: 119-121.

Hwang, Y.T., and S. Larivière. 2004. Mydaus marchei. Mammalian Species 757: 1-3.

Gau, R.J., P.D. McLoughlin, R. Case, H.D. Cluff, R. Mulders, and F. Messier. 2004. Movements of subadult male grizzly bears. Canadian Field-Naturalist 118: 239-242.

Hwang, Y.T., and S. Larivière. 2003. Mydaus javanensis. Mammalian Species 723: 1-3.

Vanderhaar, J., and Y.T. Hwang. 2003. Mellivora capensis. Mammalian Species 721: 1-8.

Walton, L.R., and D.O. Joly. 2003. Canis mesomelas. Mammalian Species 715: 1-9.

Larivière, S., and F. Messier. 2001. Skunks. Pages 120-121 in The New Encylopedia of Mammals. Edited by D. M. Macdonald. Oxford University Press, Oxford, England. 

Hwang, Y.T., and S. Larivière. 2001. Mephitis macroura. Mammalian Species 686: 1-3.

Messier, F., and D.O. Joly. 2000. Comment: regulation of moose populations by wolf predation. Canadian Journal of Zoology 78: 506-510.

Pasitschniak-Arts, M., and F. Messier. 1999. Brown (grizzly) and polar bears. Pages 409-428 in Ecology and Management of Large Mammals in North America. Edited by P. Krausman and S. Demarais. Prentice-Hall, New York.

 

4. Non-Refereed Contributions (1999-2007)

Bollinger, T., P. Caley, E. Merrill, F. Messier (chair), M.W. Miller, M.D. Samuel, E. Vanopdenbosh. 2004. Chronic wasting disease in Canadian wildlife: an expert opinion on the epidemiology and risks to wild deer. Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. 32 pp. (authors listed in alphabetical order)

Messier, F., S. Boutin, and D. Heard. 2004. Revelstoke mountain caribou recovery: an independent review of predator-prey-habitat interactions. Revelstoke Caribou Recovery Committee, Revelestoke, BC. 11 pp.

Peek, J., J. Beecham, D. Garshelis, F. Messier, S. Miller, D. Strickland. 2003. Management of grizzly bears in British Columbia: a review by an independent scientific panel. Available from: Minister of Water, Land, and Air Protection, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, BC. 90 pp.