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Dr. Richard Chandler

Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management

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Campus address

Warnell 3-407
Ph.D. Wildlife Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2010
M.S. Wildlife Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, 2002
Curriculum Vitae:
Recent Citations:

Royle, J.A; Chandler, R; Sollmann, R; and Gardner, B. 2014. Spatial Capture Recapture: Academic Press.

Merker, S. and R. B. Chandler. 2021. An experimental test of the Allee effect range limitation hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:585-593.

Howell, P. E., B. R. Hossack, E. Muths, B. H. Sigafus, A. Chenevert-Steffler, R. B. Chandler. 2020. A statistical forecasting approach to metapopulation viability analysis. Ecological Applications 3:e02038.

Hooker, M. J. R. B. Chandler, B. T. Bond, and M. J. Chamberlain. 2020. Assessing population viability of black bears using spatial capture‐recapture models. Journal of Wildlife Managment 84:1100-1113.

Abernathy, H. N., D. A. Crawford, E. P. Garrison, R. B. Chandler, M. L. Conner, K. V. Miller, and M. J. Cherry. 2019. Deer movement and resource selection during Hurricane Irma: implications for extreme climatic events and wildlife. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20192230.

Chandler, R.B., K. Engebretsen, M.J. Cherry, E.P. Garrison, and K.V. Miller. 2018. Estimating recruitment from capture–recapture data by modelling spatio‐temporal variation in birth and age‐specific survival rates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9:2115-2130.

Hsiung, A.C., W.A. Boyle, R.J. Cooper, and R.B. Chandler. 2018. Altitudinal migration: ecological drivers, knowledge gaps, and conservation implications. Biological Reviews 93:2049-2070.

Howell, P.E., E. Muths, B. Hossack, B. Sigafus, and R.B. Chandler. 2018. Increasing connectivity between metapopulation ecology and landscape ecology. Ecology 99:1119–1128.

Chandler, R.B., J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, S. Merker, H. Abernathy-Conners, and R.J. Cooper. 2018. Characterizing spatio-temporal variation in survival and recruitment with integrated population models. Auk 135:409–426.

Whittington, J., M. Hebblewhite, and R.B. Chandler. 2018. Generalized spatial mark-resight models with an application to grizzly bears. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:157-168.

Chandler, R.B. and J. Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2016. Estimating the spatial scales of landscape effects on abundance. Landscape Ecology 31:1383-1394.

Monroe, A., R.B. Chandler, W. Burger, Jr., and J.A. Martin. 2016. Converting exotic forages to native warm-season grass can increase avian productivity in beef production systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 233:85-93.

Chandler, R.B., E. Muths, B.H. Sigafus, C.R. Schwalbe, C.J. Jarchow, and B.R. Hossack. 2015. Spatial occupancy models for predicting metapopulation dynamics and viability following reintroduction. Journal of Applied Ecology Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1325-1333.

Chandler, R.B. and J.D. Clark. 2014. Spatially explicit integrated population models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:1351-1360.

Zipkin, E.F., J.T. Thorson, K. See, H.J. Lynch, E.H.C. Grant, Y. Kanno, R.B. Chandler, B.H. Letcher, and J.A. Royle. 2014. Modeling structured population dynamics using data from unmarked individuals. Ecology 95:22-29.

Chandler, R; King, D.I; Chandler, C.C; Raudales, R; Trubey, R; and Arce Chavez, V.J. 2013. A small-scale land-sparing approach to conserving biodiversity in tropical agricultural landscapes. Conservation Biology 27:785-795.

Chandler, R and Royle, J.A. 2013. Spatially-explicit models for inference about density in unmarked populations. Annals of Applied Statistics 7:936-954.


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