Evolutionary demography and conservation lab - Labo de démographie évolutive et conservation

 

Publication list from the

Ram Mountain, Sheep River

and Caw Ridge projects

 

Ram Mountain

 

Pelletier, F., D. Réale, D. Garant, D.W. Coltman, M. Festa-Bianchet. 2007. Selection on heritable seasonal plasticity of body mass. Evolution, In press.

Festa-Bianchet, M., and W.J. King. Age-related reproductive effort in bighorn sheep ewes. Écoscience, In press.

Pettorelli, N., F. Pelletier, A. von Hardenberg, M. Festa-Bianchet and S.D. Côté. 2007. Early onset of vegetation growth versus rapid green-up: impacts on juvenile mountain ungulates. Ecology, 88: 381-390.

Festa-Bianchet, M., T. Coulson, J.-M. Gaillard, J.T. Hogg and F. Pelletier. 2006 Stochastic predation events and population persistence in bighorn sheep. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 273: 1537-1543.

Blanchard, P. 2005. On lactation and rumination in bighorn ewes. Journal of Zoology, 265: 107-112.

Coltman, D.W., P. O'Donoghue, J.T. Hogg and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2005. Selection and genetic (co)variance in bighorn sheep. Evolution, 59: 1372-1382.

Coulson, T., J.-M. Gaillard and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2005. Decomposing the variation in ungulate population growth into contributions from multiple vital rates. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74: 789-801.

Blanchard, P., M. Festa-Bianchet, J.-M. Gaillard and J.T. Jorgenson. 2005. Maternal condition and offspring sex ratio in polygynous ungulates: a case study of bighorn sheep. Behavioral Ecology, 16: 274-279.

Gaillard, J.-M., A. Viallefont, A. Loison and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2004. Assessing senescence patterns in populations of large mammals. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 47-58.

Gordon, I.G., A.J. Hester and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2004. The management of wild large herbivores to meet economic, conservation and environmental objectives. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41: 1021-1031.

Festa-Bianchet, M., D.W. Coltman, L. Turelli and J.T. Jorgenson. 2004. Relative allocation to horn and body growth in bighorn rams varies with resource availability. Behavioral Ecology, 15: 305-312.

Coltman, D. W., P. O'Donoghue, J. T. Jorgenson, J. T. Hogg, C. Strobeck and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Undesirable evolutionary consequences of trophy hunting. Nature 426: 655-658.

Von Hardenberg, A., J.W. Shipley and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Another one bites the dust: does incisor arcade size affect mass and survival in grazing ungulates? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 81: 1623-1629.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J.-M. Gaillard and S.D. Côté. 2003. Variable age structure and apparent density-dependence in survival of adult ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72: 640-649.

Blanchard, P., M. Festa-Bianchet, J.-M. Gaillard and J.T. Jorgenson. 2003. A test of long-term fecal nitrogen monitoring to evaluate nutritional status in bighorn sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management 67: 477-484.

Gaillard, J.-M, A. Loison, M. Festa-Bianchet, N. G.Yoccoz, and E. Solberg. 2003. Ecological correlates of life span in populations of large herbivorous mammals. Population and Development Review 29 (Suppl.): 39-56.

Réale, D., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Predator-induced natural selection on temperament in bighorn ewes. Animal Behaviour 65: 463-470.

Hewison, M., J.-M. Gaillard, M. Festa-Bianchet and P. Blanchard.2002. Maternal age is not a predominant determinant of progeny sex ratio variation in ungulates. Oikos, 98: 334-338.

Coltman, D. W., M. Festa-Bianchet, J. T. Jorgenson and C. Strobeck. 2002. Age-dependent sexual selection in bighorn rams. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 269: 165-172.

Leblanc, M., M. Festa-Bianchet, and J. T. Jorgenson. 2001. Sexual size dimorphism in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis): effects of population density. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79: 1661-1670.

Gallant, B. Y., D. Réale and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001. Does mass change of primiparous bighorn ewes reflect reproductive effort? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79: 312-318 .

Réale, D., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2000. Quantitative genetics of life-history traits in a long-lived wild mammal. Heredity, 85: 593-603.

Gaillard, J. M., M. Festa-Bianchet, N. G. Yoccoz, A. Loison and C. Toïgo. 2000. Temporal variation in fitness components and population dynamics of large herbivores. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 31: 367-393. Data Appendix

Réale, D., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2000. Mass-dependent reproductive strategies in bighorn ewes: a quantitative genetic approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 679-688.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J. T. Jorgenson and D. Réale. 2000. Early development, adult mass and reproductive success in bighorn sheep. Behavioral Ecology 11: 633-639 .

Réale, D., B. Y. Gallant, M. Leblanc and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2000. Consistency of temperament in bighorn ewes and correlates with behaviour and life history. Animal Behaviour, 60: 589-597.

Gaillard, J.-M., M. Festa-Bianchet, D. Delorme and J. T. Jorgenson. 2000. Body mass and reproductive success in female ungulates: bigger is not always better! Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 267: 471-477.

Réale, D., Festa-Bianchet, M. and J. T. Jorgenson. 1999. Heritability of body mass varies with age and season in wild bighorn sheep. Heredity, 83: 526-532.

Bérubé, C., M. Festa-Bianchet and J. T. Jorgenson. 1999. Individual differences, longevity, and reproductive senescence in bighorn ewes. Ecology, 80: 2555-2565.

Loison, A., M. Festa-Bianchet, J.-M. Gaillard, J. T. Jorgenson, and J.-M. Jullien. 1999. Age-specific survival in five populations of ungulates: evidence of senescence. Ecology, 80: 2539-2554.

Picard, K., D.W. Thomas, M. Festa-Bianchet, F. Belleville, and A. Laneville. 1999. Differences in thermal conductance of tropical and temperate bovid horns. Écoscience, 6: 148-158.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1998. Condition-dependent reproductive success in bighorn ewes. Ecology Letters, 1: 91-94.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J.-M. Gaillard, and J. T. Jorgenson. 1998. Mass- and density-dependent reproductive success and reproductive costs in a capital breeder. American Naturalist, 152: 367-379.

Jorgenson, J. T., M. Festa-Bianchet, and W. D. Wishart. 1998. Effects of population density on horn development of bighorn rams. Journal of Wildlife Management, 62: 1011-1020.

Portier, C., M. Festa-Bianchet, J.-M. Gaillard, J. T. Jorgenson, and N. G. Yoccoz. 1998. Effects of density and weather on survival of bighorn sheep lambs (Ovis canadensis). Journal of Zoology, 245: 271-278.

Festa-Bianchet, M. and J. T. Jorgenson. 1998. Selfish mothers: reproductive expenditure and resource availability in bighorn ewes. Behavioral Ecology, 9:144-150.

Gaillard, J.-M., M. Festa-Bianchet, and N. G. Yoccoz. 1998. Population dynamics of large herbivores: variable recruitment with constant adult survival. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13: 58-63.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J. T. Jorgenson, C. Bérubé, C. Portier, and W. D. Wishart. 1997. Body mass and survival of bighorn sheep. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 75: 1372-1379.

Jorgenson, J. T., M. Festa-Bianchet, J.-M. Gaillard, and W. D. Wishart. 1997. Effects of age, sex, disease and density on survival of bighorn sheep. Ecology, 78: 1019-1032.

Picard, K., M. Festa-Bianchet, and D. W. Thomas. 1996. The cost of horniness: heat loss may counter sexual selection for large horns in temperate bovids. Écoscience, 3: 280-284.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J. T. Jorgenson, W. J. King, K. G. Smith, and W. D. Wishart. 1996. The development of sexual dimorphism: seasonal and lifetime mass changes of bighorn sheep. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 74: 330-342.

Bérubé, C., M. Festa-Bianchet, and J. T. Jorgenson. 1996. Reproductive costs of sons and daughters in Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Behavioral Ecology, 7: 60-68.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1996. Offspring sex ratio studies of mammals: does publication depend upon the quality of the research or the direction of the results? Écoscience, 3: 42-44.

L'Heureux, N., M. Festa-Bianchet, and J. T. Jorgenson. 1996. Effects of visible signs of contagious ecthyma on mass and survival of bighorn lambs. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 32: 286-292.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J. T. Jorgenson, M. Lucherini, and W. D. Wishart. 1995. Life-history consequences of variation in age of primiparity in bighorn ewes. Ecology, 76: 871-881.

L'Heureux, N., M. Lucherini, M. Festa-Bianchet, and J. T. Jorgenson. 1995. Density-dependent mother-yearling associations in bighorn sheep. Animal Behaviour, 49: 901-910.

Picard, K., D. W. Thomas, M. Festa-Bianchet, and C. Lanthier. 1994. Bovid horns: an important source of heat loss in winter? Journal of Mammalogy 75: 710-713.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J. T. Jorgenson, and W. D. Wishart. 1994. Early weaning in bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis, affects growth of males but not of females. Behavioral Ecology, 5: 21-27.

Jorgenson, J. T., M. Festa-Bianchet, M. Lucherini, and W. D. Wishart. 1993. Effects of body size, population density and maternal characteristics on age of first reproduction in bighorn ewes. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 71: 2509-2517.

Jorgenson, J. T., M. Festa-Bianchet, and W. D. Wishart. 1993. Harvesting bighorn ewes: consequences for population size and trophy ram production. Journal of Wildlife Management, 57: 429-435.

 

Sheep River

 

Pettorelli, N., F. Pelletier, A. von Hardenberg, M. Festa-Bianchet and S.D. Côté. 2007. Early onset of vegetation growth versus rapid green-up: impacts on juvenile mountain ungulates. Ecology, 88: 381-390.

Pelletier, F., J.T. Hogg and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2006. Male reproductive effort in a polygynous ungulate. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 60: 645-654.

Pelletier, F. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2006. Sexual selection and social rank in bighorn rams. Animal Behavior, 71: 649-655.

Pelletier, F., Gendreau, Y. Feder, C. 2006. Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) behavioral reactions to cougar (Puma concolor) attacks. Mammalia, 70: 160-162.

Pelletier, F. Effects of tourist activities on ungulate behavior in a protected area. Journal of Mountain Ecology, in press

Pelletier, F. 2005. Foraging time of rutting bighorn rams varies with individual behavior, not mating tactic. Behavioral Ecology, 16: 280-285.

Pelletier, F., K.A. Page, T. Ostiguy and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2005. Fecal counts of lungworm larvae and reproductive effort in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). Oikos, 110: 473-480.

Pelletier, F., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2004. Effects of body mass, age, dominance and parasite load on foraging time of bighorn rams, Ovis canadensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56: 546-551.

Pelletier, F., J.T. Hogg and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2004. Effects of chemical immobilization on social status of bighorn rams. Animal Behaviour 67: 1163-1165.

Pelletier, F., J. Baumann and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Fecal testosterone in bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis): behavioral and endocrine correlates. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 81 1678-1684.

Bassano, B., A. von Hardenberg, F. Pelletier and G. Gobbi. 2003. A method to weigh free-ranging ungulates without handling. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31: 1205-1209.

Ruckstuhl, K.E., M. Festa-Bianchet, and J.T. Jorgenson. 2003. Bite rates in Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis): effects of season, age, sex and reproductive status. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54: 167-173.

Ruckstuhl, K., and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001. Group choice by subadult bighorn rams: trade-offs between foraging efficiency and predator avoidance. Ethology 107: 161-172 .

Ruckstuhl, K. E. and P. Neuhaus. 2001. Sexual segregation in ungulates: a comparative test of three hypotheses. Biological Reviews, 77: 77-96.

Neuhaus, P. and N. Pelletier. 2001. Mortality in relation to season, age, sex, and reproduction in Columbian ground squirrels (Spermophilus columbianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79: 465-470.

Ruckstuhl, K. E. and P. Neuhaus. 2000. Causes of sexual segregation: a new approach. Behaviour, 137: 361-377.

Ruckstuhl, K. E. 1999. To synchronise or not to synchronise: a dilemma for young bighorn males? Behaviour, 136: 805-818.

Ruckstuhl, K. E. 1998. Foraging behaviour and sexual segregation in bighorn sheep. Animal Behaviour, 56: 99-106.

Ruckstuhl, K. E., and Festa-Bianchet, M. 1998. Do reproductive status and lamb gender affect the foraging behavior of bighorn ewes? Ethology, 104: 941-954.

Ross, I., M. Jalkotzy, and M. Festa-Bianchet. 1997. Cougar predation on bighorn sheep in southwestern Alberta during winter. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 75: 771-775.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1991. The social system of bighorn sheep: grouping patterns, kinship and female dominance rank. Animal Behaviour, 42: 71-82.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1991. Numbers of lungworm larvae in feces of bighorn sheep: yearly changes, influences of host sex, and effects on host survival. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 69: 547-554.

Festa-Bianchet, M., and V. Geist. 1990. Forage characteristics and bighorn sheep phenotype. Journal of Mammalogy, 71: 697-699.

Jorgenson, J. T., J. Samson, and M. Festa-Bianchet. 1990. Immobilization of bighorn sheep with xylazine hydrochloride and reversal with idazoxan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 26: 522-527.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1989. Individual differences, parasites, and the costs of reproduction for bighorn ewes (Ovis canadensis). Journal of Animal Ecology, 58: 785-796.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1989. Survival of male bighorn sheep in southwestern Alberta. Journal of Wildlife Management, 53: 259-263.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1988. Nursing behaviour of bighorn sheep: correlates of ewe age, parasitism, lamb age, birthdate and sex. Animal Behaviour, 36: 1445-1454.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1988. Seasonal range selection in bighorn sheep: conflicts between forage quality, forage quantity, and predator avoidance. Oecologia, 75: 580-586.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1988. Birthdate and survival in bighorn lambs (Ovis canadensis). Journal of Zoology, 214: 653-661.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1988. Age-specific reproduction of bighorn ewes in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Mammalogy, 69: 157-160.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1987. Bighorn sheep, climbing accidents, and implications for mating strategy. Mammalia, 51: 618-620.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1986. Site fidelity and seasonal range use by bighorn rams. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 64: 2126-2132.

Festa-Bianchet, M. 1986. Seasonal dispersion of overlapping mountain sheep ewe groups. Journal of Wildlife Management, 50: 325-330.

Festa-Bianchet, M., and J. T. Jorgenson. 1985. Use of xylazine and ketamine to immobilize bighorn sheep in Alberta. Journal of Wildlife Management, 49: 162-165.

 

Caw Ridge

 

Mainguy, J., Côté, S. D., Cardinal, E. & Houle, M. in press. Mating tactics and mate choice in relation to age and social rank in male mountain goats. J. Mammal.

Mainguy, J. & Côté, S. D. in press. Age- and state-dependent reproductive effort in male mountain goats, Oreamnos americanus. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol.

Hamel, S. and S.D. Côté. 2008. Trade-offs in activity budget in an alpine ungulate: contrasting lactating and non-lactating females. Animal Behaviour, 75:217-227.

Festa-Bianchet, M. and S.D. Côté. 2007. Mountain goats: ecology, behavior and conservation of an alpine ungulate. Island Press, Washington, in press.

Hamel, S. and S.D. Côté. 2007. Habitat use patterns in relation to escape terrain: are alpine ungulate females trading-off better foraging sites for safety? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 85 : 933-943

Pettorelli, N., F. Pelletier, A. von Hardenberg, M. Festa-Bianchet and S.D. Côté. 2007. Early onset of vegetation growth versus rapid green-up: impacts on juvenile mountain ungulates. Ecology 88: 381-390.

Mainguy, J., K. Worley, S.D. Côté and D.W. Coltman. 2007. Low MHC DRB class II diversity in the mountain goat: past bottlenecks and possible role of pathogens and parasites. Conservation Genetics 8: 885-891.

Hamel, S., S.D. Côté, K.G. Smith and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2006. Population dynamics and harvest potential of mountain goat herds in Alberta. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1044-1053.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2005. Les stratégies de reproduction chez les femelles de la chèvre de montagne (Oreamnos americanus). Naturaliste canadien 129: 70-77.

Mainguy, J., A.S. Llewellyn, K. Worley, S.D. Côté and D.W. Coltman. 2005. Characterization of 29 polymorphic artiodactyl microsatellite markers for the mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 809-811.

Gendreau, Y., S.D. Côté and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2005. Maternal effects on post-weaning physical and social development in juvenile mountain goats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58: 237-246.

Gonzalez-Voyer, A., K.G. Smith and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Dynamics of hunted and unhunted mountain goat populations. Wildlife Biology 9: 213-218.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2003. Mountain goat Oreamnos americanus. Pp 1061-1075 in: Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management & Conservation. G.A. Feldhamer, B. Thompson & J. Chapman (eds.). The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Festa-Bianchet, M., J.-M. Gaillard and S.D. Côté. 2003. Variable age structure and apparent density-dependence in survival of adult ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 640-649.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001a. Reproductive success in female mountain goats: the influence of maternal age and social rank. Animal Behaviour 62: 173-181.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001b. Offspring sex ratio in relation to maternal age and social rank in mountain goats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49: 260-265.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001c. Birthdate, mass and survival in mountain goat kids: the effects of maternal characteristics and forage quality. Oecologia 127: 230-238.

Côté, S.D. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001d. Life-history correlates of horn asymmetry in mountain goats. Journal of Mammalogy 82: 389-400.

Côté, S.D., M. Festa-Bianchet and K.G. Smith. 2001. Compensatory reproduction in harvested mountain goat populations: a word of caution. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 726-730.

Gonzalez-Voyer, A., K.G. Smith and M. Festa-Bianchet. 2001. Efficiency of aerial censuses of mountain goats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 140-144.

Côté, S.D. 2000a. Dominance hierarchies in female mountain goats: stability, aggressiveness and determinants of rank. Behaviour 137: 1541-1566.

Côté, S.D. 2000b. Determining social rank in ungulates: a comparison of aggressive interactions recorded at a bait site and under natural conditions. Ethology 106: 945-955.

Gaillard, J.-M., M. Festa-Bianchet, N.G. Yoccoz, A. Loison and C. Toïgo. 2000. Temporal variation in vital rates and population dynamics of large herbivores. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 31: 367-393.

Côté, S.D., M. Festa-Bianchet and F. Fournier. 1998a. Life-history effects of chemical immobilization and radio collars in mountain goats. Journal of Wildlife Management 62: 745-752.

Côté, S.D., M. Festa-Bianchet and K.G. Smith. 1998b. Horn growth in mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). Journal of Mammalogy 79: 406-414.

Gaillard, J.-M., M. Festa-Bianchet and N.G. Yoccoz 1998. Population dynamics of large herbivores: variable recruitment with constant adult survival. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 58-63.

Haviernick, M., S.D. Côté and M. Festa-Bianchet. 1998. Immobilization of mountain goats with xylazine and reversal with idazoxan. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34: 342-347.

Côté, S.D. and C. Beaudoin. 1997. Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) attacks and nanny-kid separation on mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus). Mammalia 61: 614-617.

Côté, S.D., A. Peracino and G. Simard. 1997. Wolf (Canis lupus) predation and maternal defensive behaviour in mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus). Canadian Field-Naturalist 111: 389-392.

Côté, S.D. 1996. Mountain goat responses to helicopter disturbance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24: 681-685.

Fournier, F. and M. Festa-Bianchet. 1995. Social dominance relationships in adult female mountain goats.Animal Behaviour 49: 1449-1459.

Festa-Bianchet, M., M.A. Urquhart and K.G. Smith. 1994. Mountain goat recruitment: kid production and survival to breeding age. Canadian Journal of Zoology 72: 22-27.

       
   

Recent publication:

Festa-Bianchet, M. and S.D. Côté. 2007.

Mountain goats: ecology, behavior and conservation of an alpine ungulate. Island Press, Washington, in press.