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Lab members denoted in bold  

Thorson, J.T., Arimitsu, M.L., Levi, T., Roffler, G.H. In review. The multivariate Tweedie: A practical primer on generalized linear models for diet analysis derived from foraging theory

Eriksson, C.E., Kantek, D.L., Miyazaki, S.S., Morato, R.G., dos Santos-Filho, M., Ruprecht, J.S., Peres, C.A. and Levi, T., 2021. Extensive aquatic subsidies lead to territorial breakdown and high density of an apex predator. bioRxiv. Also in peer review

Barry, B.R., Moriarty, K.M., Green, D., Hutchinson, R., Levi, T. In revision. Integrating detection dogs, camera traps, and recovery trajectories into species distribution models

Sloat, M.R., Hemstrom, W., Armstrong, J.B., Levi, T. In review. Comment on “A complex phenotype in salmon controlled by a simple change in migratory timing”

Massey, A.L., Bronzoni, R.V.d.M, Silva, D.J.F.d, Allen, J., Lazari, P.R.d, Filho, M.d.S, Canale, G.R., Peres, C.A., Levi, T. In review. Invertebrates for vertebrate biodiversity monitoring: comparisons using three insect taxa as iDNA samplers

Adams, M.S., Connors, B., Levi, T., Shaw, D., Walkus, J., Rogers, S., Darimont, C.T. In press. Local values and data empower culturally-guided and ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Ruprecht, J.S., Eriksson, C.E., Forrester, T.D., Spitz, D., Clark, D.A., Wisdom, M., Rowland, M., Bianco, M., Smith, J., Levi, T. In revision. Games of risk and reward in carnivore communities

Spitz, D.BLevi, T., Cristescu, B. Wilmers, C.C., Wheat, R.E., Wittmer, H.U.  In revision. Extending model-driven movement classification: accounting for complex behavior enhances the quantification of migratory behavior and opportunities for comparison across populations and taxa

Moriarty, K.M., Linnell, M., Thompson, J., Barry, B.R., Delheimer, M., Hartman, J., Levi, T., Hamm, K., Early, D., Gamblin, H., Gunther, M.S., Ellison, J., Prevéy, J.S., Davis, R. In revision. Predicted distributions of Humboldt martens: historical and current context

Lennox, R.J., Brownscomb, J.W. Darimont, C.T., Horodysky, A., Levi, T., Raby, G.D., Cooke, S.J. In review. Aligning the functional roles of the human ‘superpredator’ with those of wild predators is essential for effective conservation

Matthews, S.M., Green, D.S., Martin, M.E., Barry, B.R., Moriarty, K.M., Aubry, K.B., Raley, C.M., Wilson, T.M., Levi, T., Livingston, S.A. 2021. Fisher recolonization and recovery in Oregon: Feasibility assessment for the reintroduction of fishers

Rodriguez, J.T.*, Lesmeister, D.B., Levi, T2021. Mesocarnivore landscape use along a gradient of urban, rural, and forest cover. PeerJ *Undergraduate student in Fisheries and Wildlife.

Vieira C.J.S.P., Bernardo, C.S.S., Silva D.J.F., Kubiszeski, J.R., Barreto, E.S., Monteiro, H.A.O., Canale, G.R., Peres, C.A., Levi, T., Massey, A.L., Bronzoni, R.V.M. In press. Land use effects on mosquito biodiversity and potential arbovirus emergence in the Southern Amazon, Brazil

Waller, L., Levi, T. In press. Building intuition regarding the statistical behavior of mass medical testing programs.

Ruprecht, J.S., Eriksson, C.E., Forrester, T.D., Clark, D.A., Wisdom, M.J., Rowland, M.M., Johnson, B.K., Levi, T. In press. Integrating spatial capture-recapture models with variable individual identification

Urbina J., Chestnut, T., Allen, J.Levi, T. 2021. Pseudogymnoascus destructans growth in wood, soil and guano substrates. Nature Scientific Reports

Massey, A.L., Roffler, G., Vermeul, T., Allen, J.M., Levi, T. In press. Comparison of mechanical sorting and DNA metabarcoding for diet analysis with degraded wolf scats. Ecosphere

Wolf, C., Levi, T., Ripple, W.J., Zárrate-Charry, D.A., Betts, M.G. 2021. A forest loss report card for the world’s protected areas. Nature Ecology and Evolution

Roffler, G.H., Allen, J.M., Massey A.L.Levi, T. 2021. Regional metabarcoding of fecal DNA shows that dietary diversification in wolves substitutes for ungulates in an island archipelago. Ecosphere

Levi, T., Hilderbrand, G.V., Hocking, M.D., Quinn, T.P., White, K.S., Adams, M.S., Armstrong, J.B., Crupi, A.P., Darimont, C.T., Deacy, W., Gilbert, S.L., Ripple, W.J., Shakeri, Y., Wheat, R.E., Wilmers, C.C. 2020Interaction ecology and conservation of bear-salmon ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

White, K.W., Levi, T., Breen, J., Britt, M., Merondun, J.B., Martchenko, D., Shakeri, Y., Porter, B., Shafer, A. 2020.Integrating genetic data and demographic modeling to facilitate conservation of small isolated mountain goat populations. The Journal of Wildlife Management

Penaluna, B.E., Allen, J.M.,  Arismendi, I., Levi, T., Garcia, T.S., Walter, J. 2020Better Boundaries: Environmental DNA improves detection of the upper limit of fish distribution in forested streams compared to electrofishing. Ecosphere

Eriksson, C.E., Ruprecht, J., Levi, T. 2020More affordable and effective noninvasive SNP genotyping using high-throughput amplicon sequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources

Merems, J.L. Shipley, L.A., Levi, T., Ruprecht, J., Clark, D.A., Wisdom, M.J., Jackson, N.J., Stewart, K.M., Long, R.A. 2020. Individual variation in use of the nutritional landscape predicts early-winter condition of a long-lived ungulate. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Pochardt, M., Allen, J.M., Hart, T., Miller, S.D., Yu, D.W., Levi, T. 2020. Environmental DNA facilitates accurate, inexpensive, and multi-year population estimates of millions of anadromous fish. Molecular Ecology Resources

Sabino-Santos Jr., G., Fernandes, F.F, da Silva, D.J.F., Melo, D.M., da Silva, S.G., São Bernardo, C.S., Filho, M.D.S., Levi, T., Figueiredo, L.T.M., Peres, C.A., Bronzoni, R.V.M, Canale, G.R. 2019. Othohantavirus antibodies among phyllostomid bats from the arc of deforestation in Southern Amazonia, Brazil. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases

Urbina, J., Chestnut, T., Schwalm, D., Allen, J., Levi, T. 2019. Experimental evaluation of degradation rates of genomic DNA of the pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) in bat guano. PeerJ

Betts, M.G., Wolf, C. ,Pfeifer, M., Banks-Leite, C., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Ribeiro, D.B., Barlow, J., Eigenbrod, F., Faria, D., Fletcher R.J., Hadley, A.S., Hawes, J.E., Holt, R.D., Kingbeil, B., Korman, U., Lens, L., Levi, T., Medina-Rangel, G.F., Melles, S.L., Mezger, D., Morante-Filho, J.C., Orme, C.D.L., Peres, C.A., Phalan, B.T., Pidgeon, A., Possingham, H., Ripple, W.J., Slade, E.M., Somarriba, E., Tobias, J.A., Tylianakis, J.M., Urbina-Cardona, J.N., Valente, J.J., Watling, J.I., Wells, K., Wearn, O.R., Wood, E., Young, R., Ewers, R.M. 2019Extinction filters mediate the global effects of fragmentation. Science

Wolf, C., Ripple, W.J., Betts, M.G., Levi, T., Peres, C.A. 2019Eating plants and planting trees for climate mitigation. Global Change Biology

Fragoso, J.M.V., Gonçalves, F., Oliveira, L.F.B, Overman, H., Levi, T., Silvius, K.M. 2019Carnivore status and distribution in a Guiana shield site using direct and indirect detection methods. PLoS One

Pedrosa, F., Bercê, W., Levi, T. Pires, M., Galetti, M. 2019. Seed dispersal effectiveness by a large-bodied invasive species in defaunated landscapes. Biotropica

Spitz, D.B., Rowland, M., Clark, D.A., Wisdom, M.J., Smith, J.B., Brown, C.L., Levi, T. 2019. Non-consumptive behavioral responses and nutritional consequences of elk when avoiding human hunters. Ecosphere

Vieira C.J.S.P., Andrade, C.D, Kubiszeski, J.R., Silva D.J.F., Barreto, E.S., Massey, A.L., Canale, G.R., Bernardo, C.S.S., Levi, T., Peres, C.A., Bronzoni, R.V.M. 2019Detection of Ilheus virus in mosquitoes from Southern Amazon, Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Eriksson, C.E., Moriarty, K.M., Linnell, M.A., Levi, T. 2019Biotic factors influencing the unexpected distribution of a Humboldt marten population in forested sand dunes. PLoS ONE

Levi, T., Barfield, M., Holt, R.D., Terborgh, J. 2019Reply to Cannon and Lerdau: Maintenance of tropical forest tree diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Levi. T., Allen, J. M., Bell, D., Joyce, J. Russel, J. R., Tallmon, D. A., Vulstek, S. C., Yahan, Y., Yu, D. W. 2019Environmental DNA for the enumeration and management of Pacific salmon. Molecular Ecology Resources

Levi, T., Barfield, M., Barrantes, S., Sullivan, C., Holt, R.D., Terborgh, J. 2018Tropical forests can maintain hyperdiversity because of enemies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Spitz, D., Clark, D., Wisdom, M.J., Rowland, M., Johnson, B., Long, R.A. Levi, T. 2018. Fire history influences large-herbivore behavior at circadian, seasonal, and successional scales. Ecological Applications

Wolf, C., Betts, M. G., Levi. T., Newsome, T. M., Ripple, W. J. 2018Large species within Carnivora are large carnivores. Royal Society Open Science

Shakeri, Y., White, K.W., Levi, T. 2018Seed dispersal and resource subsidies from salmon-supported bears to granivores. Ecosphere

Linnell, M.A., Moriarty, K.M., Green, D.S., Levi, T. 2018Density and population trajectories of coastal marten: a rare and geographically isolated small carnivore. PeerJ

Ostfeld, R.S.*, Levi, T.*, Keesing, F., Oggenfuss, K. Canham, C.D. 2018Tick-borne disease risk in a forest food web. Ecology*authors contributed equally

Smith, J.A., Thomas, A.C. , Levi, T., Wang, Y., Wilmers, C.C. 2018. DNA metabarcoding reveals human-induced shifts in dietary niche partitioning in a carnivore guild. Oikos

Harrer, L.E.F., Levi, T. 2018The primacy of bears as seed dispersers in salmon-bearing ecosystems. Ecosphere

White, K.S., Gregovic, D., Levi, T. 2017. Projecting the future of an alpine ungulate under climate change scenarios. Global Change Biology

Betts, M.G., Wolf, C., Ripple, B., Phalan, B., Millers, K., Duarte, A., Butchart, S., Levi, T. 2017. Global forest loss disproportionately erodes biodiversity in intact landscapes. Nature

Adams, M.S., Service, C., Bateman, A., Bourbonnais, M., Artelle, K., Nelson, T., Paquet, P., Levi, T., Darimont, C.T. 2017. Intrapopulation isotopic niche diversity over landscapes; spatial patterns inform conservation of bear-salmon systems. Ecosphere

Wheat, R.E., Lewis, S.B., Wang, Y., Levi, T., Wilmers, C.C. 2017Intraspecific variation in movement strategies among bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in an anadromous fish system.Movement Ecology

Kilpatrick, M., Dobson, A.D.M., Levi, T., Salkeld, D.J., Swei, A., Ginsberg, H.S., Kjemtrup, A., Padgett, K.A., Jensen, P.M., Fish, D., Ogden, N.H., Diuk-Wasser, M. 2017Lyme disease ecology in a changing world: consensus, uncertainty, and critical gaps for improving control. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Ripple, W.J., Chapron, G., Lopez-Bao, J.V., Durant, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Lindsey, P.A., Bennett, E.L., Beschta, R.L., Bruskotter, J.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Corlett, R.T., Darimont, C.T., Dickman, A.J., Dirzo, R., Dublin, H.T., Estes, J.A., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Goswami,V.R., Hayward, M.W., Hedges, S., Hoffman, M., Hunter, L.T.B., Kerley, G.I.H., Letnic, M., Levi, T., Maisels, F., Morrison, J.C., Nelson, M.P., Newsome, T.M., Painter, L., Pringle, R.M., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Treves, A., Valkenburgh, B.V., Vucetich, J.A., Wirsing, A.J., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C., Woodroffe, R., Young, H., Zhang, Li. 2016. Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now. Bioscience.

Burtis, J.C., Sullivan, P., Ostfeld R.S., Levi, T., Yavitt, J.B., Fahey, T.J. 2016The impact of temperature and precipitation during Ixodes scapularis questing periods on human Lyme disease incidence and natural tick densities in long-term endemic and emerging regions. Parasites and Vectors

Wheat, R.E., Allen, J.M., Miller, S.D.L, Wilmers, C.C., Levi, T. 2016. Environmental DNA from residual saliva for efficient noninvasive genetic monitoring of brown bears (Ursus arctos). PLoS ONE

Ripple W.J., Abernethy, K., Chapron, G., Levi, T., Lindsey, P.A., Newsome, T.M., Peres, C.A., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C. 2016Are we eating the world’s mammals to extinction. Royal Society Open Science

Antunes, A.P., Fewster, R., Venticinque, E.M., Peres, C.A., Levi, T., Rohe, F., Shepard-Jr, G.H. 2016Empty rivers rather than empty forests: a century of commercial hunting in Amazonia. Science Advances

Ripple, W.J., Chapron, G., Lopez-Bao, J.V., Durant, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Lindsey, P.A., Bennett, E.L., Beschta, R.L., Bruskotter, J.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Corlett, R.T., Darimont, C.T., Dickman, A.J., Dirzo, R., Dublin, H.T., Estes, J.A., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Goswami,V.R., Hayward, M.W., Hedges, S., Hoffman, M., Hunter, L.T.B., Kerley, G.I.H., Letnic, M., Levi, T., Maisels, F., Morrison, J.C., Nelson, M.P., Newsome, T.M., Painter, L., Pringle, R.M., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Treves, A., Valkenburgh, B.V., Vucetich, J.A., Wirsing, A.J., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C., Woodroffe, R., Young, H., Zhang, Li. 2016Saving the world’s terrestrial megafauna. Bioscience. P.biw092

Fragoso, J.M.V., Levi, T., Oliveira, L.F.B., Luzar, J.B., Overman, H., Read, J.M., Silvius, K.M. 2016. Line transect surveys under detect terrestrial mammals: implications for the sustainability of subsistence hunting. PLoS ONE

Peres,  C.A., Emilio, T., Schietti, T., Desmoulière, S.J.M, Levi, T.  2016. Dispersal limitation induces long-term biomass collapse in overhunted Amazonian forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113: 892-897

Beschta, R.L., Painter, L.E., Levi, T., Ripple, W.J. 2016. Long-term aspen dynamics and trophic cascades in Northern Yellowstone. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46: 548-556

Levi, T., Keesing, F., Holt, R.D., Barfield, M., Ostfeld, R.S. 2016. Quantifying dilution and amplification in a community of hosts for tick-borne pathogens. Ecological Applications

Levi, T., Massey, A.L., Holt, R.D., Keesing, F., Ostfeld, R.S., Peres, C.A. 2016. Does biodiversity protect humans against infectious disease?: Comment. Ecology. 97: 536-546

Levi, T., Wheat, R., Allen, J.M., Wilmers, C.C. 2015. Differential use of salmon by vertebrate consumers: implications for conservation. PeerJ. 3:E1157

Ripple, W.J., Newsome, T.M., Wolf, C., Dirzo, R., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Hayward, M.W., Kerley, G.I.H., Levi, T., Lindsey, P.A., Macdonald, D.W., Malhi, Y., Painter, L.E., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Van Valkenburgh, B. 2015. Collapse of the World’s Largest Herbivores. Science Advances. 1(4): e1400103

Levi, T., Kilpatrick, A.M., Barfield, M., Holt, R.D., Mangel, M., Wilmers, C.C. 2015. Threshold levels of generalist predation determine consumer response to resource pulses. Oikos

Levi, T., Keesing, F., Oggenfuss, K., Ostfeld, R.S. 2015. Accelerated phenology of blacklegged ticks under climate warmingPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370: 20130556

Tallis, H., et al. 2014. Working together: A call for inclusive conservation. Nature.  515: 27–28

Ostfeld, R.S., Levi, T., Jolles, A., Martin, L.B., Hosseini, P.R., Keesing, F. 2014. Life history and demographic drivers of reservoir competence for three tick-borne zoonotic pathogens. Plos ONE. 9(9) e107387

Ji, Y., Ashton, L., Pedley, S.M., Edwards, D.P., Tang, Y., Nakamura, A., Kitching, R., Dolman, P.M., Woodcock, P., Edwards, F.A., Larsen, T.H., Hsu, W.W., Benedick, S., Hamer, K.C., Wilcove, D.S., Bruce, C., Wang, X., Levi, T., Lott, M., Emerson, B.C., Yu, D.W. 2013. Reliable, verifiable, and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding.Ecology Letters. 16(10) 1245-1257

Pasari, J.,.Levi, T., Zavaleta, E., Tilman, D. 2013. Reply to Mokany et al: Comprehensive measures of biodiversity are critical to investigations of ecosystem multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(43)

Pasari, J.,.Levi, T., Zavaleta, E., Tilman, D. 2013. Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110:10219-10222

Levi, T., Silvius, K.M., Oliveira, L.F.B, Fragoso, J.MV. 2013. Competition and facilitation in the capuchin-squirrel monkey relationship. Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12046

Levi, T., Peres, C.A. 2013.Dispersal vacuum in the seedling recruitment of a primate-dispersed Amazonian tree. Biological Conservation. 163:99-106

Wilmers, C.C., Levi, T. 2013. Do irrigation and predator control reduce the productivity of migratory ungulate herds?Ecology. 94:1264–1270

Wilmers, C.C., Ram, K., Watson, F.G.R, White, P.J., Smith, D.W., Levi, T. 2013. Climate and vegetation phenology – Predicting the effects of warming temperatures. in White, P.J., editor. Yellowstone’s Wildlife in Transition. Harvard University Press

Yu, D.W., Shepard, G.H., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Levi, T., 2013. Resolviendo el conflicto “parque-personas” en el Manu, con la estrategia “Ocupar la Amazonía”. Groenendijk, J., and A. Tovar editors. Reporte Manu: Pasión por la Investigación en la Amazonía Peruana. San Diego Zoo Global Peru y SERNANP. 466pp

Levi, T., Kilpatrick, A.M., Mangel, M., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Deer, predators, and the emergence of Lyme disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109:10942-10947

Levi, T., Darimont, C.T., MacDuffee, M., Mangel, M., Paquet, P., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Using Grizzly bears to assess harvest-ecosystem tradeoffs in salmon fisheries. PLoS Biology. 10(4)

Levi, T., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Wolves-Coyotes-Foxes: A cascade among carnivores.Ecology. 93:921-929

Shepard, G.H., Levi, T., Neves, E., Peres, C.A., Yu, D.W. 2012.Hunting in ancient and modern Amazonia: Rethinking sustainability. American Anthropologist. 114(4)

Levi, T., Lu, F., Yu, D.W., Mangel, M. 2011. The behavior and diet breadth of central-place foragers: an application to human hunters and Neotropical game management. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 13:171-185.

Levi, T., Shepard, G. H. Jr., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Wilmers, C.C., Peres, C. A., D. W. Yu. 2010. Spatial tools for modeling the sustainability of subsistence hunting in tropical forests. Ecological Applications. 21: 1802–1818.

Yu, D. W., Levi, T. and Shepard, G. H. 2010. Conservation In Low-Governance Environments. Biotropica. 42: 569–571.

Brown, V., Gutknect, J., Harden, L., Harrison, C., Hively, D., Jorensen, C., Levi, T., Pflugeisen, B., Rovengo, P., Want, Y., Wiedenmann, J., M. Mangel. 2010. Understanding and engaging values in policy relevant science. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 41:48-56

Levi, T., Shepard Jr., G.H., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Peres, C.A., Yu, D.W. 2009. Modeling the long-term sustainability of indigenous hunting in Manu National Park, Peru: Landscape-scale management implications for Amazonia. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 804-814.

Ohl-Schacherer, J., Shepard, G. H. Jr., Kaplan, H., Peres, C. A., Levi, T., D. W. Yu. 2007. The sustainability of hunting by Matsigenka native communities in Manu National Park, Peru. Conservation Biology 21: 1174-1185.

Manuscripts in preparation for submission

(I list them as motivation to help finish them off!)

Vieira, C.J.S.P., Peres, C.A., Colon-Gonzalez, F.J., Canale, G.R., Levi, T., Silva D.J.F., Massey, A.L., Lazari, P.R., Filho, M.d.S., Thies, S.F., Kubiszeski, J.R., Bronzoni, R.V.M., Bernardo, C.S.SThe effect of habitat disturbance on Leishmania-related vectors within the world’s most active deforestation frontier

Matthews, S.M., Green, D.S., Martin, M.E., Barry, B.R., Moriarty, K.M., Aubry, K.B., Raley, C.M., Wilson, T.M., Levi, T., Livingston, S.A. Fisher recolonization and recovery in Oregon: Feasibility assessment for the reintroduction of fishers

Forrester T.D., D.B. Spitz, M.J. Wisdom, M.M. Rowland, B.K. Johnson, J.B. Smith, T. Levi, D.A. Clark. In preparation. Circadian and seasonal selection of habitat treatments by mule deer.

Gillman S.J., J.S. Ruprecht, E.K. Orning, T. Levi, D.A. Clark, T.D. Forrester. In preparation. Human activities affect coyote-wolf interactions in a managed landscape.

Jensen R., J.S. Ruprecht, E.K. Orning, T. Levi, D.A. Clark, T.D. Forrester. In preparation. The effects of both habitat selection and avoidance of competitors on carnivore interactions.

Massey, A.L., Silva, D.J.F.d, Vieira, C.J.d.S, Allen, J., Canale, G.R, Bernardo, C.S.S., Bronzoni, R.V.d.M, Peres, C.A., Levi, T. The Infectious Matrix: using sandflies and DNA metabarcoding to investigate host and vector communities across gradients of tropical forest loss and increasing agricultural matrix

Levi, T., Samduroff, M., Barfield, M., Holt, R.D., Terborgh, J. Robust maintenance of Tropical forest diversity by natural enemies.