Graduate Program in Wildlife Biology
Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
Division of Biological Sciences
Coat Color and Climate Change Publications and Data
Coat Color and Climate Change Publications and Data
Journal Articles (undergraduate co-authors indicated by **)
- Davis, B. M., A. V. Kumar, and L. S. Mills. 2019. A Camouflage Conundrum: Unexpected Differences in Winter Coat Color Between Sympatric Species. Ecosphere. 10(3): e02658.
- Jones, M.R., L.S. Mills, P. C. Alves, C. M. Callahan, J. M. Alves, D. J. R. Lafferty, F. M. Jiggins, J. D. Jensen, J. Melo-Ferreira, J. M. Good. 2018. Adaptive introgression underlies polymorphic seasonal camouflage in snowshoe hares. Science 360:1355-1358.
- Mills, L. S., E. V. Bragina, A. V. Kumar, M. Zimova, D. J. R. Lafferty, J. Feltner, B. M. Davis, K. Hackländer, P. C. Alves, J. M. Good, J. Melo-Ferreira, A. Dietz, A. V. Abramov, N. Lopatina, and K. Fay. 2018. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Science 359:1033–1036.
- Zimova, M., K. Hackländer, J. M. Good, J. Melo-Ferreira, P. C. Alves and L. S. Mills. 2018 Function and underlying mechanisms of seasonal colour moulting in mammals and birds: what keeps them changing in a warming world?. Biological Reviews. doi:10.1111/brv.12405.
- Lafferty, D.J.R., A.V. Kumar, S. Whitcher, K. Hackländer, and L. S. Mills. 2017. Within-sample variation in snowshoe hare fecal glucocorticoid metabolite measurements. Conservation Physiology 5:1-7.
- Ferreira, M. S., P. C. Alves, C. M. Callahan, J. P. Marques, L. S. Mills, J. M. Good, J. Melo-Ferreira. 2017. The transcriptional landscape of seasonal coat colour moult in the snowshoe hare. Molecular Ecology. 26:4173-4185.
- Kumar, A. V., J. R. Sparks, L. S. Mills. 2017. Short-term response of snowshoe hares to western larch restoration and seasonal needle drop. Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.12533
- Mills, L. S. 2017. Some matchmaking advice when translocated immigrants are a population’s last hope. Animal Conservation (invited commentary) 20:12-13.
- Zimova, M., L. S. Mills, and J. J. Nowak. 2016. High fitness costs of climate change induced camouflage mismatch in a seasonally colour moulting mammal. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.1256.
- Melo-Ferreira, J., F. A. Seixas, E. Cheng, L. S. Mills, and P. C. Alves. 2014. The hidden history of the snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus: extensive mitochondrial DNA introgression inferred from multilocus genetic variation. Molecular Ecology 23:4617-4630.
- Hodges, K.E., J. A. F. Cunningham, and L. S. Mills. 2014. Avoiding and escaping predators: movement tortuosity of snowshoe hares in risky habitats. Ecoscience. 21(2): 97-103.
- Cheng, E., K. E. Hodges, J. Melo-Ferreira, P. C. Alves, and L. S. Mills. 2014. Conservation implications of the evolutionary history and genetic diversity hotspots of the snowshoe hare. Molecular Ecology 23:2929-2942.
- 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 of London, Series B. 281:20140029.
- Mills, L. S., M. Zimova, J. Oyler, S. Running, J. Abatzoglou, and P. Lukacs. 2013. Camouflage mismatch in seasonal coat color due to decreased snow duration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:7360-7365. [widely covered by media, including National Public Radio All Things Considered (Sunday), Science News, ‘Research Highlights’ of Nature Climate Change, McClatchy Newspaper chain, Science Update, Discover Magazine; Also: “Faculty 1000” Recommendation
- Lewis , C. W., Hodges, K. E., and L. S. Mills. 2011. Influence of stand and landscape features on snowshoe hare densities in fragmented forests. Journal of Mammalogy. 92:561-567.
- Hodges, K.. E., L. S. Mills, and K. Murphy. 2009. Distribution and abundance of snowshoe hares in Yellowstone National Park. Journal of Mammalogy. 90:870-878.
- Griffin, P. C., and L. S. Mills. 2009. Sinks without borders: snowshoe hare dynamics in a complex landscape. Oikos 118:1487-1498.
- Hodges, K. E. and L. S. Mills. 2008. Designing fecal pellet surveys for snowshoe hares. Forest Ecology and Management. 256:1918-1926.
- Griffin, P. C. and L. S. Mills. 2007. Pre-commercial thinning reduces snowshoe hare abundance in the short term. Journal of Wildlife
- Griffin, P.C., S. C. Griffin, C. **Waroquiers, and L. S. Mills. 2005. Mortality by moonlight: predation risk and the snowshoe hare. Behavioral Ecology 16:938-944.
- Mills, L. S., P. C. Griffin, K. E. Hodges, K. McKelvey, L. Ruggiero, and T. **Ulizio. 2005. Pellet count indices compared to mark-recapture estimates for evaluating snowshoe hare density. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:1053-1062.
- Tallmon, D. A., E. S. Jules, N. J. **Radke, and L. S. Mills. 2003. Of mice and men and trillium: cascading effects of forest fragmentation. Ecological Applications 13:1193-1203.
- Griffin, P.C., L. Bienen, C. M. Gillin, and L. S. Mills. 2003. Estimating pregnancy rates and litter size in snowshoe hares using ultrasound. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:1066-1072.
Articles in Books (and Book Reviews in Journals) (All invited articles):
- Mills, L. S. 2016. "Adaptive responses in animals to climate change" AccessScience/McGraw-Hill Education. DOI: http://accessscience.com/
- Mills, L. S. 2006 “Contributing Author” to “Chapter 14: North America” by Field, C. B., L. D. Mortsch, M. Brklacich, D. L. Forbes, P. Kovaks, J. A. Patz, S. W. Running and M. J. Scott, in: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M. L. Parry, O. F. Canziani, J. P. Palutikof, P. J. van der Linden and C. E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 6127-652.
- Griffin, P. C., and L. S. Mills. 2003 “Snowshoe hares in a dynamic managed landscape.” Pages 438-449 in Editors H. R. Akcakaya, M. A. Burgman, O. Kindvall, C. Wood, P. Sjogren-Gulve, J. Hatfield, and M. A. McCarthy. Species Conservation and Management: Case Studies. Oxford University Press.
Other Professional Publications:
- Mills, L. S. 2016. A deadly game of hide and seek. “Crown of the Continent and the Greater Yellowstone” magazine, Spring 2016.
- Mills, L. S. 2017. REPRINTING OF “A deadly game of hide and seek”. In Mountain Views Chronicles of the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains CIRMOUNT Volume 11, No. 1, May 2017 www.fs.fed.us/psw/cirmount/.
- McKelvey, K.S.; Perry, R.W.; Mills, L.S. 2013. The Effects of Climate Change on Mammals. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Climate Change Resource Center. https://www.fs.fed.us/ccrc/topics/wildlife/mammals/index.shtml
- Hodges, K. E. and L. S. Mills. 2005. Snowshoe hares in Yellowstone. Yellowstone Science 13:3-6.