In Review:

McEvoy, J.F., J. Pastorini, P. Fernando, A. N. Chan, C. Sampson, A. M. Chit, M. Songer, J. A. Stabach, Z. M. Oo, K. Reisinger, C. Williams, and P. Leimgruber. (In review) Feel Like Going Home: Habitat Selection Alone Doesn’t Explain Movement Paths in Translocated Asian Elephants. Journal: Biological Conservation.

Msoffe, F.U., J.O. Ogutu, M.Y. Said, S.C. Kifugo, J. de Leeuw, P.V. Gardingen, R.S. Reid, J.A. Stabach, and R.B. Boone. (In review) Wildebeest migration in East Africa: Status, threats and conservation measures.

Cunningham, S., M. Birt, A. Eyres, H. Haefele, J.M. Packard, and J.A. Stabach. (In review) Design of behavioral studies to detect effects of global positioning system collars. Journal: Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Articles, Book Chapters, and Reports:

Masolele, M.M., L.F. Hughey, J.A. Stabach, M. Songer, K. Whyle, A.E.A. Alhashmi, M. Al Remeithi, R. Pusey, H.A. Chaibo, A. Ngari Walsoumon, M. Hassan Hatcha, T. Wacher, C. Ngaba, J. Newby, P. Leimgruber & K. Mertes. 2022. Experience and social factors influence movement and habitat selection in scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) reintroduced into Chad. Movement Ecology 10 (47).

Mertes, K., C.A. Ressijac, R.N. Moraes, L.F. Hughey, L.H. Porto Alegre, M. Horning, T. Buk, A. Harwood, L. Layman, C. Mathews, M. Vance, D. Reed, J.A. Stabach, S.Z. Goldenberg. Assessing neophobia and exploration while accounting for social context: an example application in scimitar-horned oryx. Mammalian Biology.

Benitez, L., J.W. Kilian, G. Wittemyer, L.F. Hughey, C.H. Fleming, P. Leimgruber, P. du Preez, J.A. Stabach. 2022. Precipitation, vegetation productivity, and human impacts control home range size of elephants in dryland systems in northern Namibia. Ecology and Evolution.

Griffiths, B.A., M. Bowler, J. Kolowski, J.A. Stabach, E.L. Benson, M.P. Gilmore. 2022. Revisiting Optimal Foraging Theory (OFT) in a Changing Amazon: Implications for Conservation and Management. Human Ecology.

Stabach, J.A., L.F. Hughey, R.D. Crego, C.H. Fleming, J.G.C. Hopcraft, P. Leimgruber, T.A. Morrison, J.O. Ogutu, R.S. Reid, J.S. Worden, R.B. Boone. 2022. Increasing anthropogenic disturbance restricts wildebeest movement across East African grazing systems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Stabach, J.A. 2022. Tracking the past, present, and future use of technology to save global species migrations. Current Conservation 15.4.

Crego, R.D., J.A. Stabach, G. Connette. 2022. Implementation of species distribution models in Google Earth Engine. Diversity and Distributions 10.1111/ddi.13491.   

Griffiths, B., J. Kolowski, J. Bowler, M. Gilmore, E. Benson, F. Lewis, J. A. Stabach. 2022. Assessing the accuracy of distance- and interview-based measures of hunting pressure. Conservation Science and Practice.

Bhandari, S., R. D. Crego, and J. A. Stabach. 2022. Spatial segregation between wild ungulates and livestock outside protected areas in the lowlands of Nepal. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0263122.

Tyrrell, P., I. Amoke, K. Betjes, F. Broekhuis, R. Buitenwerf, S. Carroll, N. Hahn, D. Haywood, B. Klaassen, M. Løvschal, D. Macdonald, K. Maiyo, H. Mbithi, N. Mwangi, C. Ochola, E. Odire, V. Ondrusek, J. Ratemo, F. Pope, S. Russell, W. Sairowua, K. Sigilai, J.A. Stabach, J.-C. Svenning, E. Stone, J.T. du Toit, G. Western, G. Wittemyer & J. Wall. 2022. Landscape Dynamics (landDX) an open-access spatial-temporal database for the Kenya-Tanzania borderlands. Nature Scientific Data 9:8.

Brown, M.B., T., Kulkarni, S. Ferguson, S. Fennessy, A. Muneza, J.A. Stabach, J. Fennessy. 2021. Conservation status of giraffe: Evaluating contemporary distribution and abundance with evolving taxonomic perspectives. In Imperiled: An Encyclopedia of Endangered Species. (1st Edition, pp. 1-17).

Crego, R.D., M.M. Masolele, G. Connette, and J.A. Stabach. 2021. Enhancing Animal Movement Analyses: Spatiotemporal Matching of Animal Positions with Remotely Sensed Data Using Google Earth Engine and R. Remote Sensing 13(2), 4154.

Esmaeili, S., B. R. Jesmer, S. E. Albeke, B. Abrahms, E. O. Aikens, L. Badamjav, B. Buuveibaatar, J.  L. Beck, R. B. Boone, S. Chamaille-Jammes, B. Chimeddorj, P. C. Cross, N. Dejid, U. Dorj, J. Enkhbyar, I. R. Fischhoff, A .T. Ford, K. Jenks, M.-R. Hemami, J. D. Hennig, T. Y. Ito, P. Kaczensky, M. J. Kauffman, S. R. B. King, J. F. McEvoy, J. Melzheimer, J. A. Merkle, T. Mueller, J. Muntifering, K. Olson, J. Payne , D. I. Rubenstein, H. Sawyer, J. D. Scasta, K. A. Schoenecker, M. Songer, J. A. Stabach, S. Stapleton, T. Stratmann, S. R. Sundaresan, G. Uuganbayar, J. M. Fryxell, and J. R. Goheen. 2021. Body size and digestive system shape resource selection by ungulates: A cross-taxa test of the forage maturation hypothesis. Ecology Letters 24 (10): 2178-2191.

Robinson, C., A. Ortiz, L. Hughey, J.A. Stabach, and J.M.L. Ferres. Detecting cattle and elk in the wild from space. ArXiv 2106.15448.

Moraes, R.N., T. G. Laske, P. Leimgruber, J. A. Stabach, P. Marinari, J. Rodriguez, G. Eye, M. Horning, N. Laske, K. Helmick, K. M. Delaski, L. Ware, J. Julia, and N. Songsasen. 2021. Inside Out: Heart rate monitoring to advance the welfare and conservation of maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus). Conservation Physiology 9 (1).

Kauffman, M. J., F. Cagnacci, S. Chamaillé-Jammes, M. Hebblewhite, J. G. C. Hopcraft, J. A. Merkle, T. Mueller, A. Mysterud, W. Peters, C. Roettger, A. Steingisser, J. E. Meacham, K. Abera, J. Adamczewski, E. O. Aikens, C. Vynne, H. Bartlam-Brooks, E. Bennitt, J. Berger, C. Boyd, S. D. Côté, L. Debeffe, N. Dejid, E. Donadio, L. Dziba, W. F. Fagan, C. Fischer, S. Focardi, J. Fryxell, R.W.S. Fynn, C. Geremia, B. A. González, A. Gunn, E. Gurarie, M. Heurich, J. Hilty, M. Hurley, A. Johnson, K. Joly, P. Kaczensky, C. J. Kendall, P. Kochkarev, L. Kolpaschikov, R. Kowalczyk, F. van Langevelde, B. Li, A. L. Lobora, A. Loison, T. H. Madiri, D. Mallon, P. Marchand, R. A. Medellin, E. Meisingset, E. Merrill, A. D. Middleton, K. L. Monteith, M. Morjan, T. A. Morrison, S. Mumme, R. Naidoo, A. Novaro, J. O. Ogutu, K. A. Olson, A. Oteng-Yeboah, R.J.A. Ovejero, N. Owen-Smith, A. Paasivaara, C. Packer, D. Panchenko, L. Pedrotti, A. Plumptre, C. M. Rolandsen, S. Said, A. Salemgareyev, A. Savchenko, P. Savchenko, H. Sawyer, M. Selebatso, M. Skroch, E. Solberg, J. A. Stabach, Olav Strand, M. J. Suitor, Y. Tachiki, A. Trainor, A. Tshipa, M. Z. Virani, S. Ward, G. Wittemyer, W. Xu, S. Zuther. 2021. Mapping out a future for ungulate migrations. Science. 10.1126/science.abf0998

Morrison, T.A., J.A. Merkle, J.G.C. Hopcraft, E.O. Aikens, J.L. Beck, R.B. Boone, A.B. Courtemanch, S.P. Dwinnell, S.P. Fairbanks, B. Griffith, A.D. Middleton, K.L. Monteith, B. Oates, L. Riotte-Lambert, H. Sawyer, K. Smith, J.A. Stabach, K.L. Taylor, and M.J. Kauffman. 2021. Drivers of site fidelity in ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology. 10.1111/1365.2656.13425

Crego, R.D., H.B.M. Wells, K.S. Ndung’u, L. Evans, R.N. Nduguta, M.A. Chege, M.B. Brown, J.O. Ogutu, G.O. Ojwang, J. Fennessy, D. O’Connor, J. Stacy-Dawes, D.I. Rubenstein, D.J. Martins, P. Leimgruber, and J.A. Stabach. 2021. Moving through the mosaic: Identifying critical linkage zones for large herbivores across a multiple-use African landscape. Landscape Ecology.

Fleming, C.H., J. Drescher-Lehman, M.J. Noonan, T.S.B. Akre, D.J. Brown, M.M. Cochrane, N. Dejid, V. DeNicola, C.S. DePerno, J.N. Dunlop, N.P. Gould, A-L Harrison, J. Hollins, H. Ishii, Y. Kaneko, R. Kays, S.S. Killen, B. Koeck, S.A. Lambertucci, S.D. LaPoint, E.P. Medici, B-U Meyburg, T.A. Miller, R.A. Moen, T. Mueller, T. Pfeiffer, K.N. Pike, A. Roulin, K. Safi, R. Séchaud, A.K. Scharf, J.M. Shephard, J.A. Stabach, K. Stein, C.M. Tonra, K. Yamazaki, W.F. Fagan, and J.M. Calabrese. A comprehensive framework for handling location error in animal tracking data. bioRxiv 2020.06. 12.130195.

Read, D., B. Habib, J. A. Stabach, and P. Leimgruber. 2021. Human movement influenced by perceived risk of wildlife encounters at fine-scales: Evidence from central India. Biological Conservation 254 (2021) 108945. 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108945.

Dias, T. da Costa, J.A. Stabach, Q. Huang M.B. Labruna, P. Leimgruber, K.M.P.M.B. Ferraz; B. Lopes. H.R. Luz, F.B. Costa, H.R. Benatti, L.R. Correa, A.M. Nievas, P.F. Monticelli, U. Piovezan, M.P.J. Szabó, D.M. Aguiar, J. Brites-Neto, M. Port-Carvalho, and V.J. Rocha. 2020. Habitat selection in natural and human-modified landscapes by capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), an important host for Amblyomma sculptum ticks. PLOS One 15(8): e0229277.

Wenke, B., Q. Huang, J. Zhang, J.A. Stabach, J. Huang, H. Yang, M. Songer, T. Connor, J. Liu, H. Zhang, C. Zhou, and V. Hull. 2020. Microhabitat selection by giant pandas. Biological Conservation 247 (2020) 108615.

Noonan, M. J., C. H. Fleming, M. A. Tucker, R. Kays, A.-L. Harrison, M. C. Crofoot, B. Abrahms, S. C. Alberts, A. H. Ali, J. Altmann, P. Castro Antunes, N. Attias, J. L. Belant, D. Beyer, L. R. Bidner, N. Blaum, R. Boone, D. Caillaud, R. Cunha de Paula, J. A. de la Torre, J. Dekker, C. S. DePerno, M. Farhadinia, J. Fennessy, C. Fichtel, C. Fischer, A. Ford, J. R. Goheen, R. Worsøe Havmøller, B. T. Hirsch, C. Hurtado, L. A. Isbell, R. Janssen, F. Jeltsch, P. Kaczensky, Y. Kaneko, P. Kappeler, A. Katna, M. Kaufman, F. Koch, A. Kulkarni, S. LaPoint, P. Leimgruber, D. W. Macdonald, A. C. Markham, L. McMahon, K. Mertes, C. E. Moorman, R. G. Morato, A. M. Moßbrucker, G. Mour, D. O’Connor, L. G. R. Oliveira-Santos, J. Pastorini, B. D. Patterson, J. Rachlow, D. Ranglack, N. Reid, D. M. Scantlebury, D. M. Scott, N. Selva, A. Sergiel, M. Songer, N. Songsasen, J. A. Stabach, J. Stacy-Dawes, M. B. Swingen, J. J. Thompson, W. Ullmann, A. T. Vanak, M. Thaker, J. Wilsonb, K. Yamazaki, R. Yarnell, F. Zie, T. Zwijacz-Kozica, W. F. Fagan, T. Mueller, and J. M. Calabrese. 2020. Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements. Conservation Biology. 10.1111/cobi.13495.

Stabach, J.A., S. Cunningham, G. Connette, J. Mota, D. Reed, M. Byron, M. Songer, T. Wacher, K. Mertes, J. Brown, P. Comizzoli, J. Newby, S. Monfort, and P. Leimgruber. 2020. Short-term effects of GPS collars on the activity, behavior, and adrenal response of scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah)PLoS ONE 15(2): e0221843.

Crego, R.D., J.O. Ogutu, H.B.M. Wells, G.O. Ojwang, D.J. Martins, P. Leimgruber, and J.A. Stabach. 2020. Spatiotemporal dynamics of wild herbivore species richness and occupancy across a savannah rangeland: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 242 (2020) 108436.

Mertes, K., J.A. Stabach, M. Songer, T. Wacher, J. Newby, J. Chuven, S. Al Dhaheri, P. Leimgruber, and S. Monfort. 2019. Management background and release conditions structure post-release movements in reintroduced ungulates. Frontiers of Ecology & Evolution 7:470. 10.3389/fevo.2019.00470.

Nandintsetseg, D., C. Bracis, P. Leimgruber, P. Kaczensky, B. Buuveibaatar, B. Lkhagvasuren, B. Chimeddorj, S. Enkhtuvshin, N. Horning, T. Ito, K. Olson,  J. Payne, C. Walzer, M. Shinoda, J.A. Stabach, M. Songer, and T. Mueller. 2019. Variability in nomadism: Environmental gradients modulate the movement behaviors of dryland ungulatesEcosphere 10(11):e02924. 10.1002/ecs2.2924.

D’haen, M., J. Fennessy, J.A. Stabach, and K. Brandlová. 2019. Population structure and spatial ecology of Kordofan giraffe in Garamba National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ecology and Evolution 00: 1-11.

O’Connor, D., J. Stacy-Dawes, A. Muneza, J. Fennessy, K. Gobush, M.J. Chase, M.B. Brown, C. Bracis, P. Elkan, T. Rabeil, D. Rubenstein, M.S. Becker, S. Phillips, J.A. Stabach, P. Leimgruber, J.A. Glikman, K. Ruppert, S. Masiaine, and T. Mueller. 2019. Updated geographic range maps for giraffe, Giraffe spp., throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and implications of changing distributions for conservation. Mammal Review.

Xu, W., Q. Huang, J.A. Stabach, B. Hoshino, and P. Leimgruber. 2019. Railway Underpass Location Affects Migration Distance in Tibetan Antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii). PlosOne 14(2): e0211798.

Morato, R., G. Connette, J.A. Stabach, G. Araujo, R. De Paula, K. Ferraz, D. Kantek, S. Miyazaki, T. Pereira, L. Cruz da Silva, A. Paviolo, C. De Angelo, M. Di Bitetti, P. Cruz, F. Lima, L. Cullen Jr., D. Sana, E.E. Ramalho, M. Carvalho, M.X. Silva, M.F.D. Moraes, A. Vogliotti, J. May Jr, M. Haberfeld, L. Rampim, L. Sartorello, G. Wittemyer, M. Ribeiro, and P. Leimgruber. 2018. Resource selection in an apex predator and variation in response to local landscape characteristics. Biological Conservation 228:233-240.


Stabach, J.A., T. Rabeil, V. Turmine, T. Wacher, T. Mueller, and P. Leimgruber. 2017. On the brink of extinction – Habitat selection of addax and dorcas gazelle across the Tin Toumma desert, Niger. Diversity and Distributions 23:581-591.

Morato, R., J.A. Stabach, C. Fleming, J. Calabrese, R. de Paula, K. Ferraz, D. Kantek, S. Miyazaki, T. Pereira, G. Araujo, A. Paviolo, C. De Angelo, M. Di Bitetti, P. Cruz, F. Lima, L. Cullen, D. Sana, E. Ramalho, M. Carvalho, G. Soares, B. Zimbres, M. Xavier, M. Moraes, A. Vogliotti, J. May Jr., M. Haberfeld, L. Rampim, L. Sartorello, M. Ribeiro, and P. Leimgruber. 2016. Space use and movement of a Neotropical top predator: The endangered jaguar. PLOS One 11(12): 1-17.


Stabach, J.A., G. Wittemyer, R.B. Boone, R.S. Reid, and J.S. Worden. 2016. Variation in habitat selection by white-bearded wildebeest across different gradients of human disturbance. Ecosphere 7(8): 1-17.

Kumar, S., E.G. LeBrun, T.J. Stohlgren, J.A. Stabach, D.L. McDonald, D.H. Oi, and J.S. LaPolla. 2015. Evidence of niche shift and global invasion potential of crazy ant, Nylanderia fulva. Ecology and Evolution 5(20): 4628-4641.

Stabach, J.A., R.B. Boone, J.S. Worden, and G. Florant. 2015. Habitat disturbance effects on the physiological stress response in resident Kenyan white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus). Biological Conservation 182: 177-186.

Stabach, J.A., L. Dabek, R. Jensen, G. Porolak, and Y.Q. Wang. 2012.  Utilization of remote sensing technologies for Matschie’s tree kangaroo conservation and planning in Papua New Guinea. In Remote Sensing of Protected Lands (Taylor & Francis Publishers).

Plumptre, A.J., D. Pomeroy, J.A. Stabach, N. Laporte, M. Driciru, G. Nangendo, F. Wanyama, and A. Rwetsiba. 2011. The effects of environmental and anthropogenic changes on the savannas of the Queen Elizabeth and Virunga National Parks. In The Ecological Impact of Long-Term Changes in Africa’s Rift Valley (NOVA Science Publisher).

Stabach, J.A., A. Rwetsiba, D. Deneau, G. Fiske, W. Walker, and N. Laporte. 2010. Monitoring the Albertine Rift in Africa. ArcNews Winter 2009-2010.

Plumptre, A.J., B. Kirunda, H. Mugabe, J.A. Stabach, M. Driciru, G. Picton-Phillipps, S. Ayebare, G. Nangendo, and N. Laporte. 2010. The impact of fire and large mammals on the ecology of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Wildlife Conservation Society Report.

Stabach, J.A., N. Laporte, and W. Olupot. 2009.  Modeling habitat suitability for grey crowned-cranes (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps) throughout Uganda. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 1(5): 177-186.

Stabach, J.A., L. Dabek, R. Jensen, and Y.Q. Wang. 2009.  Discrimination of dominant forest types for Matschie’s tree kangaroo conservation in Papua New Guinea using high resolution remote sensing data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(1-2): 405-422.

Laporte, N., W. Walker, J.A. Stabach, and F. Landsberg. 2008. Monitoring forest-savannah dynamics in Kibale National Park with satellite imagery (1989-2003): Implications for the management of wildlife habitat.  In Long-term Research Leads to Conservation: Examples from African Forests (Cambridge University Press).

Plumptre, A.J., G. Picton Phillips, J.A. Stabach, N. Laporte, E. Ourum, S. Ayebare, R. Grosch, R. Knox, and T. Akuguzibwe. 2008.  Modeling factors that predict the distribution and density of ungulate species in the Queen Elizabeth National Park: Preliminary findings.  Wildlife Conservation Society Preliminary Report.

Laporte, N., F. Merry, A. Baccini, S. Goetz, J.A. Stabach, and M. Bowman. 2007. Reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation and degradation in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A first look. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP), Thirteenth session.

Laporte, N., J.A. Stabach, R. Grosch, T. Lin, and S. Goetz. 2007. Expansion of industrial logging in central Africa. Science, 316: 1451.