Publications

Benson, J.F., Sikich, J.A., S.P.D. Riley. 2020. Survival and competing mortality risks of mountain lions in a major metropolitan area.  Biological Conservation 241

Oliveira, T., Benson, J.F., Thompson, C., Patterson, B.R. 2020. Resource selection at homesites by wolves and eastern coyotes in a Canis hybrid zone. Ecosphere In press.

Benson, J.F., Mahoney, P.J., Vickers, T. W. et al. 2020.  Ecological roles of top predators in isolated mountain ranges. Ecological Applications 30

Keiter, D.A., Patterson, B.R., Rodgers, A.R., Benson, J.F. 2020. Camera traps detect prey of northern carnivores. Northeastern Naturalist 27

Benson, J.F., Mahoney, P.J., Vickers, T. W. et al. 2019.  Extinction vortex dynamics of top predators isolated by urbanization. Ecological Applications 29

Raynor, E.J., Harrison, J.O., Whalen, C.E., Smith, J.A., Schacht, W.H., Tyre, A.J., Benson, J.F., Brown, M.B. and Powell, L.A. 2019. Noise does not surpass land cover in explaining habitat selection of greater prairie-chicken (Tympanichus cupido). The Condor 121

Keiter, D.A., Patterson, B.R., Benson, J.F.  2019.  Implications of a beaver pelt lining the natal chamber of a wolf den. Northeastern Naturalist 26

Benson, J.F., Jorgensen, S.J., J.B. O’Sullivan, Winkler, C., White, C., Garcia-Rodriguez, E., Sosa-Nishizaki, O Lowe, C.G. 2018. Juvenile survival, competing risks, and spatial variation in mortality risk of a marine apex predator. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:2888-2897

Heppenheimer, E., Harrigan, R.J., Rutledge, L.Y., Koepfli, K.P., DeCandia, A.L., Brzeski, K.E., Benson, J.F., Wheeldon, T., Patterson, B.R., Kays, R. Hohenlohe, P.A., B.M. Von Holdt 2018. Population genomic analysis of North American eastern wolves (Canis lycaon) supports their conservation priority status.  Genes 10: 1-17

Benson, J.F., Loveless, K.M., Rutledge, L.Y., Patterson, B.R. 2017. Ungulate predation and ecological roles of wolves and coyotes in eastern North America.  Ecological Applications 27:718-733 (Cover Article)

McLaren, A.A., Benson J.F., Patterson B.R. 2017.  Multi-scale habitat selection by cow moose (Alces alces) at calving sites in central Ontario.  Canadian Journal of Zoology

Benson, J.F., Mahoney, P.J., Sikich, J.A., Serieys, L.E.K., Pollinger, J.P., Ernest, H.B., Riley, S.P.D. 2016. Demographic, genetic, and landscape interactions threaten viability of a large carnivore in a major metropolitan area.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (Cover Article)

Benson, J.F., Sikich, J.A., Riley, S.P.D.  2016. Population and individual-level resource selection patterns of mountain lions preying on mule deer along an urban-wildland gradient. PLOS-One 11

Little, A.R., Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J. Conner, L.M., Warren, R.J. 2016. Survival and cause-specific mortality of female Eastern wild turkeys in 2 longleaf pine savannas.  Wildlife Biology 22:238-245

Patterson, B.R., Mills, K.J., Middel, K.R., Benson, J.F., Obbard, M.E. 2016.  Influence of predation on seasonal and diel timing of moose calving in Ontario. PLOS-One 11

Benson, J.F., Mahoney, P.J., Patterson, B.R.  2015.  Spatiotemporal variation in selection of roads influences mortality risk for canids in an unprotected landscape. Oikos 124:1164-1173

Benson, J.F., Mills, K.J., Patterson, B.R.  2015.  Resource selection by wolves at dens and rendezvous-sites in Algonquin Park, Canada. Biological Conservation 182:223-232

Benson, J.F., and B.R. Patterson.  2015.  Spatial overlap, proximity, and habitat-use by Individual wolves within the same packs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:31-40

Benson, J.F., Patterson, B.R, Mahoney, P.J.  2014. A protected area influences genotype-specific survival and the structure of a Canis hybrid zone. Ecology 95:254-264 (Cover Article)

Gardner, C.L., Pamperin, N.J., Benson, J.F.  2014.  Movement patterns and space use of maternal grizzly bears influence cub survival in Interior Alaska.  Ursus 25:121-138

Benson, J.F.  2013.  Improving rigor and efficiency of use-availability habitat selection analyses with systematic estimation of availability. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:244-251 

Benson, J.F., Patterson, B.R.  2013.  Inter-specific territoriality in a Canis hybrid zone: spatial segregation between wolves, coyotes, and hybrids. Oecologia 173:1539-1550

Benson, J.F., Mills, K.J., Loveless, K.M., Patterson, B.R.  2013.  Genetic and environmental influences on pup mortality risk for wolves and coyotes within a Canis hybrid zone.  Biological Conservation 166:133-141

Benson, J.F., Patterson, B.R.  2013.  Moose predation by eastern coyotes and coyote × wolf hybrids.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 91:837-841.

Patterson, B.R., Benson, J.F., Middel, K.R., Mills, K.J. Obbard, M.E. 2013.  Moose-calf mortality in central Ontario, Canada.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 832-841.

Benson, J.F., Patterson, B.R., Wheeldon, T.J. 2012.  Spatial genetic and morphologic structure of wolves and coyotes in relation to environmental heterogeneity in a Canis hybrid zone.  Molecular Ecology 21:5934-5954.

Benson, J.F., Lotz, M.A., Land, E.D., Onarato, D.P.  2012.  Evolutionary and practical implications of pseudo-estrus behavior in Florida panthers (Puma concolor coryi).  Southeastern Naturalist 11:149-154.

Murray, D.L, Hussey, K., Finnegan, L., Lowe, S., Price, G., Benson, J.F. et al.  2012. Assessment of status and viability of a moose population at the southern range limit in Ontario.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:422-434.

Benson, J.F, Hostetler, J.H., Onorato, D., Johnson, W.E., Roelke, M., O’Brien, S.J., Jansen, D., Oli, M.K. 2011.  Intentional genetic introgression influences survival of adults and sub-adults in a small, inbred felid population.  Journal of Animal Ecology 80:958-966 (Cover Article)

Benson, J.F., Lotz, M.A., Jansen, D.  2008. Natal den selection by Florida panthers. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:405-410

Land E.D., Shindle, D.B., Kawula, R., Benson, J.F., Lotz, M.A., Onorato, D.P.  2008. Florida panther habitat selection analyses of concurrent GPS and VHF telemetry data.    Journal of Wildlife Management 72:633-639

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J.  2007. Space use, movements, survival, and reproduction of reintroduced female Louisiana black bears. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2393-2403

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J.  2007.  Space use and habitat selection of female Louisiana black bears in the Tensas River Basin of Louisiana.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:117-126

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J., Leopold, B.D.  2006.  Regulation of space use in a solitary felid: population density or prey availability?  Animal Behaviour 71:685-693

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J.  2006.  Cub adoption by a translocated female Louisiana black bear.  Ursus 17:178-181

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J.  2006.  Food habits of Louisiana black bears (Ursus americanus luteolus) in 2 subpopulations of the Tensas River Basin.  American Midland Naturalist 156:118-127

Benson, J.F., Perrine, J.D., Golightly Jr., R.T., Barrett. R.H.  2005.  Use of cover and response to cover type edges by female Sierra Nevada red foxes in winter.  Western North American Naturalist 65:127-130 (Undergrad Thesis)

Benson, J.F., Chamberlain, M.J., Leopold, B.D.  2004.  Land tenure and occupation of vacant home ranges by bobcats (Lynx rufus).  Journal of Mammalogy 85:983-988