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Zimova, M., L.S. Mills, P.M. Lukacs, and M.S. Mitchell.  2014 Snowshoe hares display limited phenotypic plasticity to mismatch in seasonal camouflage.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281:20140029.

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Ausband, David E., Lindsey N. Rich, Elizabeth M. Glenn, Michael S. Mitchell, Pete Zagar, David A.W. Miller, Lisette P. Waits, Bruce B. Ackerman, Curt M. Mack.  Monitoring Gray Wolf Populations Using Multiple Suvey Methods; The Journal of Wildlife Management 78(2):335-346; 2014.

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Runge, M.C., J.B. Grand, and M.S. Mitchell.  2013.  Structured decision making.  Pages 51-72 in P.R. Krausman and J.W. Cain III, editors.  Wildlife Management and Conservation:  Contemporary Principles and Practices.  The Johns Hopkins University Press.

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McCall, B.S., M.S. Mitchell, M.K. Schwartz, J. Hayden, S. Cushman, and W. Kasworm.  2013.  Combined use of mark-recapture and genetic analyses reveals response of a black bear population to changes in food productivity.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1572-1582.

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Rich, L. N., R. E. Russell, E. M. Glenn, M. S. Mitchell, J. A. Gude, K. M. Podruzny, C. A. Sime, K. Laudon, D. E. Ausband, and J. D. Nichols. 2013. Estimating occupancy and predicting numbers of gray wolf packs in Montana using hunter surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1280–1289.

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Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, S. B. Bassing, and C. White.  2013.  No trespassing: using a biofence to manipulate wolf movements.  Wildlife Research 40:207-216.

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Newby, J. R., L. S. Mills, T. K. Ruth, D. H. Pletscher, M. S. Mitchell, H. B. Quigley, K. M. Murphy, and R. DeSimone.  2013.  Human-caused mortality influences spatial population dynamics: pumas in landscapes with varying mortality risks.  Biological Conservation 159:230-239.

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Rich, L.N., R.E. Russell, E.M. Glenn, M.S. Mitchell, J.A. Gude, K.M. Podruzny, C.A. Sime, K. Laudon, D.E. Ausband, J.D. Nichols. 2013. Estimating occupancy and predicting numbers of gray wolf packs in Montana using hunter surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1280-1289.

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Brodie, J., H. Johnson, M. S. Mitchell, P. Zager, K. Proffitt, M. Hebblewhite, M. Kauffman, B. Johnson, J. Bissonette, C. Bishop, J. Gude, J. Herbert, K. Hersey, M. Hurley, P. M. Lukacs, S. McCorquodale, E. McIntire, J. Nowak, H. Sawyer, D. Smith, and P.J. White.  2013.  Relative influence of human harvest, carnivores, and weather on adult female elk survival across western North America.  Journal of Applied Ecology 50:295–305.

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Miller, D. A. W, J. D. Nichols, J. A. Gude, L. N. Rich, K. M. Podruzny, J. E. Hines, and M. S. Mitchell.  2013.  Determining Occurrence Dynamics when False Positives Occur: Estimating the Range Dynamics of Wolves from Public Survey Data.  PLoS ONE 8(6): e65808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065808.

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Mitchell, M. S., J. A. Gude, N. Anderson, J. Ramsey, M. Thompson, M. Sullivan, V. Edwards, C. Gower, J. F. Cochrane, E. Irwin, and T. Walshe.  2013.  Using structured decision making to manage disease risk for Montana wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:107-114.

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Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell.  2012.  Foraging optimally for home ranges.  Journal of Mammalogy 93:917-928.

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Powell, R. A., and M. S. Mitchell.  2012.  What is a home range?  Journal of Mammalogy 93:948-958.

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Ruprecht, J. S., D. E. Ausband, M. S. Mitchell, E. O. Garten, and P. Zager.  2012.  Homesite attendance based on sex, breeding status, and number of helpers in gray wolf packs.  Journal of Mammalogy 93:1001–1005.

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Rich, L. N., M. S. Mitchell, J. A. Gude, and C. A. Sime.  2012.  Anthropogenic mortality, intraspecific competition, and prey availability influence territory sizes of wolves in Montana.  Journal of Mammalogy 93: 722-731

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Hammond, C. A., M., M. S. Mitchell, and G. N. Bissell. 2012. Territory occupancy by common loons in response to disturbance, habitat, and intraspecific relationships.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76:645-651.

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Mitchell, M. S., and M. Hebblewhite.  2012.  Carnivore habitat ecology: integrating theory and application.  In Boitani and Powell, editors, Carnivore ecology and conservation: a handbook of techniques.  Oxford University Press, London, UK.

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Gude, J. A., M. S. Mitchell, R. E. Russell, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, L. D. Mech, and R. R. Ream.  2012.  Wolf population dynamics in U.S. northern Rocky Mountains are affected by recruitment and human-caused mortality.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76:108-118.

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Ausband, D.E. , J.Skrivseth, and M.S. Mitchell. 2011. An automated device for provoking and capturing wildlife calls. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:498-503

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Ausband, D.E., J.Young, B. Fannin, M.S. Mitchell, J.L. Stenglein, L.P. Waits, and J.A. Shivik. 2011. Hair of the dog: obtaining samples from coyotes and wolves noninvasively. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:105-111.

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Kie, J. G., J. Matthiopoulis, J. Fieberg, R. A. Powell, F. Cagnacci, M. S. Mitchell, J. Gaillard, and P. R. Moorcroft.  2010.  The home range concept: are traditional estimators still relevant with modern telemetry technology?  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:2221-2231.

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Beyer, H. L., D. T. Haydon, J. M. Morales, J. L. Frair, M. Hebblewhite, M. S. Mitchell, and J. Matthiopoulos.  2010.  The interpretation of habitat preference metrics under use-availability designs.  Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:2245-2254.

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Ausband, D. E., M. S. Mitchell, K. Doherty, P. Zager, C. M. Mack, and J. Holyan.  2010.  Surveying predicted rendezvous sites to monitor gray wolf populations.  Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1043-1049.

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Mitchell, M.S., J. A. Gude, D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, M. D. Jimenez, C. M. Mack, T. J. Meier, M. S. Nadeau, and D. W. Smith. 2010. Temporal validation of an estimator for successful breeding pairs of wolves Canis lupus in the U.S. northern Rocky Mountains Wildlife Biology 16: 101-106.

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Jolley, D. B., S. S. Ditchkoff, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand.  2010.  Estimate of herpetofauna depredation by a population of wild pigs.  Journal of Mammalogy 91:519-524.

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Gude, J.A., M. Mitchell, D.E. Ausband, C.A. Sime and E.E. Bangs.  2009.  Internal validation of predictive logistic regression models for decision-making in wildlife management.  Wildlife Biology 15:352-369.

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Mitchell, M. S., L. B. Pacifici, J. B. Grand, and R. A. Powell. 2009. Contributions of vital rates to growth of a protected population of American black bears. Ursus 20:77-84.

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Hanson, L. B., M. S. Mitchell, J. B. Grand, D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2009. Effect of experimental manipulation on survival and recruitment of feral pigs. Wildlife Research 36:185-191.

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Sharp, N. W., M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2009.  Sources, sinks, and spatial ecology of cotton mice in longleaf pine stands undergoing restoration. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1440-1448

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Sparklin, B. D., M. S. Mitchell, L. B. Hanson, D. B. Jolley, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2009. Territoriality of feral pigs in a highly persecuted population on Fort Benning, Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:497-502.

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Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2008. Estimated home ranges can misrepresent habitat relationships on patchy landscapes. Ecological Modelling 216:409-414.

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Mitchell, M. S., D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, M. Jimenez, C. M. Mack, T. J. Meier, M. S. Nadeau, and D. W. Smith. 2008. Estimation of successful breeding pairs for wolves in the U.S. northern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72:881-891.

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Mitchell, M.S., Reynolds-Hogland, M.J., Smith, M.L., Wood, P.B., Beebe, J.A., Keyser, P.D., Loehle, C., Reynolds, C.J., Van Deusen, P., and White, D., Jr. 2008. Projected long-term response of southeastern birds to forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 256(2008):1884 1896.

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Hanson, L. B.,J. B. Grand, M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2008. Change-in-ratio density estimator for feral pigs is less biased than closed mark–recapture estimates. Wildlife Research 35:695–699.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M.J., J.S. Hogland, M.S. Mitchell. 2008. Evaluating intercepts from demographic models to understand resource limitation and thresholds. Ecological Modeling, 211:424-432.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M.J., L.B. Pacifici, and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Linking resources with demography to understand resource limitation for bears. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44:1166-1175.

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Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2007. Optimal use of resources structures home ranges and spatial distribution of black bears. Animal Behaviour, 74:219-230.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Effects of roads on habitat quality for bears in the Southern Appalachians: a long term study.  Journal of Mammalogy, 88:1050-1061.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., M. S. Mitchell, R. A. Powell, and D. C. Brown. 2007 Selection of den sites by black bears in the Southern Appalachians. Journal of Mammalogy, 88(4):1062-1073.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Three axes of ecological studies: Matching process and time in landscape ecology. IN J. A. Bissonette and I. Storch (eds) Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources. Springer, New York. 10:174-194.

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Saalfeld, S. T., S. S. Ditchkoff, J. J. Ozoga, and M. S. Mitchell. 2007. Seasonal variation in sex ratios provides developmental advantages in white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus. Canadian Field-Naturalist 121:412-419.

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Loehle, C., P. Van Deusen, T. B. Wigley, M. S. Mitchell, S. H. Rutzmoser, J. Aggett, J. A. Beebe, and M. L. Smith. 2006. A Method for Landscape Analysis of Forestry Guidelines Using Bird Habitat Models and the Habplan Harvest Scheduler. Forest Ecology and Management 232:56-67.

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Reynolds-Hogland, M. J., and M. S. Mitchell. 2006. Spatio-temporal availability of soft mast in clearcuts in the Southern Appalachians. Forest Ecology and Management 237: 103-114.

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Mitchell, M. S., S. H. Rutzmoser, T. B. Wigley, C. Loehle, J. A. Gerwin, P. D. Keyser, R. A. Lancia, R. W. Perry, C. J. Reynolds, R. E. Thill, R. Weih, D. White, Jr., P. Bohall Wood. 2006. Relationships between avian richness and landscape structure at multiple scales using multiple landscapes. Forest Ecology and Management 221:155-169.

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Brongo, L. L., M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2005. Long-term analysis of survival, fertility, and population growth rate of black bears in North Carolina. Journal of Mammalogy 86:1029-1035.

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Brongo, L. L., M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2005. Effects of trapping with bait on bait-station indices of black bear abundance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1357-1361.

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Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2004. A mechanistic home range model for optimal use of spatially distributed resources. Ecological Modelling. 177:209-232.

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Mitchell, M.S. and R. A. Powell. 2003. Response of black bears to forest management in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:692-705.

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Mitchell, M. S., J. W. Zimmerman, and R. A. Powell. 2002. Test of a habitat suitability index for black bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 30: 794-808.

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Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2002. Linking fitness landscapes with the behavior and distribution of animals. In Bissonette, J. A., and I. Storch, editors, Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press.

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Mitchell, M. S., R. A. Lancia, and J. A. Gerwin. 2001. Using landscape-level data to predict the distribution of birds on a managed forest: effects of scale. Ecological Applications 11:1692-1708.

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Wigley, T. B., M. S. Mitchell, P. C. Van Deusen, and R. A. Lancia. 2001. Tools for Blending Economic and Ecological Objectives on Private Forestlands. Invited Paper. Transactions of the 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference: 61-76.

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Lancia, R. A., J. A. Gerwin, M. S. Mitchell, W. M. Baughman, and T. B. Wigley. 2000. Avian diversity on an intensively-managed, industrial forest in South Carolina: the Westvaco example. Fragmentation 2000: a conference on sustaining private forests in the 21st century.

Wigley, T. B., W. M. Baughman, M. E. Dorcas, J. A. Gerwin, J. W. Gibbons, D. C. Guynn, Jr., R. A. Lancia, Y. A. Leiden, M. S. Mitchell, K. R. Russell. 2000. Contributions of intensively managed forests to the sustainability of wildlife communities in the south. Sustaining Southern Forests: the Science of Forest Assessment.

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Powell, R.A. and M.S. Mitchell. 1998. Topographical constraints and home range quality. Ecography 21:337-341.

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Mitchell, M.S., R.A. Lancia, and E.J. Jones. 1996. Use of insecticide to control destructive activity of ants during trapping of small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 77:1107-1113.

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Mitchell, M.S., K.S. Karriker, E.J. Jones, and R.A. Lancia. 1995. Small mammal communities associated with pine plantation management of pocosins. The Journal of Wildlife Management 59:875-881.

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Clark, M.K., M.S. Mitchell, and K.S. Karriker. 1993. Notes on the geographical and ecological distribution of relict population of Synaptomys cooperi (Rodentia: Arvicolidae) from Eastern North Carolina. Brimleyana 19:155-168.

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