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Dr. Dan Thornton's Mammal Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab

PUBLICATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED) **=senior authorship on publication, 1=supervised graduate student, 2= supervised undergraduate student

Google Scholar citations in brackets [citations in 2016/total citations]


Otis, J-A, Thornton, D.H., Rutledge, L, and D.L. Murray. (accepted). Ecological niche differentiation across a wolf-coyote hybrid zone in eastern North America. Diversity and Distributions. [0/0]

King2, T.W., Salom-Perez, R., Shipley, L.A., Quigley, H.B., and D.H. Thornton**. (accepted). Ocelot latrines: communication centers for Neotropical Mammalia. Journal of Mammalogy. [0/0]

Thornton, D.H. and M.J.L. Peers (accepted). Chapter 8. Species Distribution Modeling. Population Ecology in Practice (Murray, D.L. & Chapron, G., eds). Wiley-Blackwell, London. [0/0]

Murray, D.L., Bastille-Rousseau, G., Hornseth, M., Row, J. F , and D.H. Thornton. (accepted) Chapter 3. From research hypothesis to model selection: A strategy toward robust inference in population ecology. Population Ecology in Practice (Murray, D.L. & Chapron, G., eds). Wiley-Blackwell, London. [0/0]


Feldman, R. Peers, M.J., Pickles, R.S.A., Thornton, D., and D.L. Murray. 2017. Climate driven niche divergence among host species affects range-wide patterns of parasitism. Global Ecology and Conservation 9:1-10. [0/0]


Thornton, D.H., Zeller, K., Rondinini, C., Boitani, L., Crooks, K., Burdett, C., Rabinowitz, A., and H. Quigley. 2016. Assessing the umbrella value of a range-wide conservation network for jaguars (Panthera onca). Ecological Applications 26:1112-1124. [5/5]

Olsoy1, P.J., Zeller, K.A., Hicke, J.A., Quigley, H.B., Rabinowitz, A.R., and D.H. Thornton**. 2016. Quantifying the effects of deforestation and fragmentation on a range-wide conservation plan for jaguars. Biological Conservation 203:8-16. [0/0]

Peers1, M.J., Thornton, D.H., Majchrzak, Y.N., Bastille-Rousseau, G., and Murray, D.L. 2016. De-extinction potential under climate change: extensive mismatch between historic and future habitat suitability for three candidate birds. Biological Conservation 197:164-170. [1/1]


Guillaumet, A., Bowman, J., Thornton, D.H., and D.L. Murray. 2015. The influence of coyote on Canada lynx populations assessed at two different spatial scales. Community Ecology 16:135-146. [0/0]

Thornton, D.H., and Pekins, C. 2015. Spatially-explicit capture recapture analysis of bobcat density in central Texas: implications for mesocarnivore monitoring. Wildlife Research 42:394-404. [0/0]

Murray, D.L., Majchrzak, Y.N., Peers, M.J.L., Wehtje, M., Ferreira, C., Pickles, R.S.A., Row, J.R., and D.H. Thornton. 2015. Potential pitfalls of private initiatives in conservation planning: A case study from Canada’s boreal forest. Biological Conservation 192: 174-180. [2/3]

Wang, Y., Thornton, D.H., Wang, S., Ding, P. 2015. Ecological correlates of vulnerability to fragmentation in forest birds on inundated subtropical land-bridge islands. Biological Conservation 191:251-257. [0/2]


Thornton, D.H., and D.L. Murray. 2014. Influence of hybridization on niche shifts in expanding coyote populations. Diversity and Distributions 20: 1355-1364. [0/2]

Row, J.R., Wilson, P.J., Gomez, C, Koen, E.L., Bowman, J., Thornton, D., and D.L. Murray. 2014. The subtle role of climate change on population genetic structure in Canada lynx. Global Change Biology 20: 2076-2086. [2/6]

Thornton, D.H., and R. Fletcher. 2014. Body size and spatial scales in avian response to landscape structure: a meta-analysis. Ecography 37:454-463. [3/11]

Peers2, M.J.L., Wehtje, M., Thornton, D.H. and D.L. Murray. 2014. Prey switching as a means of enhancing persistence in predators at the southern range edge. Global Change Biology 20:1126-1135. [4/10]


Peers2, M.J.L., Thornton, D.H. and D.L. Murray. 2013. Evidence for large-scale effects of competition: niche displacement in carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20132495. [3/19]

Pickles, R.S.A., Thornton, D.H., Marques1, A., D. L. Murray. 2013. Predicting shifts in parasite distribution with climate change: a multitrophic level approach. Global Change Biology 19: 2645-2654. [6/24]

Thornton, D.H., A.J. Wirsing, J.D. Roth, and D.L. Murray 2013. Habitat quality and population density drive occupancy dynamics of snowshoe hare in variegated landscapes. Ecography 36: 610-621. [3/8]


Thornton, D.H. A.J. Wirsing, J.D. Roth, and D.L. Murray. 2012. Complex effects of harvest and site preparation on snowshoe hare abundance on a patchy forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 280: 132-139. [1/7]

Thornton, D.H., L.C. Branch, and M.E. Sunquist. 2012. Response of large galliforms and tinamous (Cracidae, Phasianidae, Tinamidae) to habitat loss and fragmentation in northern Guatemala. Oryx 46: 567-576. [3/9]

Peers1, M.J.L., Thornton, D.H., and D.L. Murray. 2012. Reconsidering the specialist-generalist paradigm in niche breadth dynamics: Canada lynx and bobcats. PLoSOne. 7(12): e51488. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051488 [7/26]


Thornton, D.H., L.C. Branch, and M.E. Sunquist. 2011. The relative influence of habitat loss and fragmentation: Do tropical mammals meet the temperate paradigm? Ecological Applications 21(6):2324-2333. [16/40]

Thornton, D.H., L.C. Branch, and M.E. Sunquist. 2011. Passive sampling effects and landscape location alter associations between species traits and response to fragmentation. Ecological Applications: 21(3):817-829. [5/30]

Thornton, D.H., L.C. Branch, and M.E. Sunquist. 2011. The influence of landscape, patch, and within-patch factors on species presence and abundance: a review of focal patch studies. Landscape Ecology: 26:7-18. [12/69]


Thornton, D.H., M.E. Sunquist, and M.B. Main. 2004. Ecological separation within newly sympatric populations of coyotes and bobcats in southern Florida. Journal of Mammalogy 85(5):973-982. [1/54]