Game bird ecology, endangered species conservation, habitat ecology, sustainable wildlife management strategies.
My interests are in game bird ecology and the evolution of galliforms; endangered species with particular emphasis on the spotted owl; and habitat relationships of wildlife with an emphasis on sustainable wildlife management strategies for forest dwelling species. In addition, I maintain strong interest in sustainable hunting strategies. Most of my work has a strong applied focus.
Diller, L. V., J. P. Dumbacher, R. P. Bosch, R. R. Bown, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2014. Removing barred owls from local areas: techniques and feasibility. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:211–216.
Tempel, D. J., M. Z. Peery, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2014. Using Integrated Population Models to Improve Conservation Monitoring: California Spotted Owls as a Case Study. Ecological Modelling 289:86-95.
Williams, P. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, and S. Whitmore. 2014. Use of private lands for foraging by California spotted owls in the central Sierra Nevada. Wildlife Society Bulletin DOI: 10.1002/wsb.445
Tempel, D. J., R. J. Gutiérrez, S. A. Whitmore, M. J. Reetz, R. E. Stoelting, W. J. Berigan, M. E. Seamans, and M. Z. Peery. 2014. Effects of Forest Management on California Spotted Owls: Implications for Reducing Wildfire Risk in Fire-prone Forests. Ecological Applications 24: 2089-2106.
R. E. Stoelting. R. J. Gutiérrez, W. L. Kendall, M. Z. Peery. 2014. Costs of reproduction and population dynamics: Do life history trade-offs drive reproductive cycles in spotted owls (Strix occidentalis)? Auk 132:46-64.
Gutiérrez, R. J. 2013. Drummer in the woods: The natural history and management of ruffed grouse. In Pero, T. (editor). A passion for grouse. Wild River Press, Mill Creek, Washington.
Redpath, S. M. J. Young, A. Evely, W. M. Adams, W. J. Sutherland, A. Whitehouse, A. Amar, R. A. Lambert, J. D.C. Linnell, A. Watt, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Understanding and managing conservation conflicts. Trends In Ecology and Evolution 28:100-109.
Odom, K. J., J. C. Slaght, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Distinctiveness in the territorial calls of great horned owls within and among years. Journal of Raptor Research 47:21-30.
Peery, Z. M., and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Life-history trade-offs in California spotted owls: implications for the assessment of territory quality. The Auk 130:132-140.
Tempel, D. J., and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. The Relationship between Occupancy and Abundance for a Territorial Species, the California Spotted Owl. Conservation Biology 27:1087-1095.
Slaght, J. C., S. G. Surmach, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Riparian old-growth forests provide critical nesting and foraging habitat for Blakiston’s fish owl Bubo blakistoni in Russia. Oryx 47:553-560.
Kouffeld, M. J., M. A. Larson, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Selection of landscapes by male ruffed grouse during peak abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1192-1201.
Slaght, J. C., S. G. Surmach, J. S. Horne, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. Home range and resource selection by animals constrained by linear habitat features: an example of Blakiston's fish owl. J. Applied Ecology 50:1350-1357.
Zimmerman, G. S, J. J. Millspaugh, W. A. Link, R. J. Woods, and R. J. Gutiérrez. 2013. A flexible Bayesian hierarchical approach for analyzing spatial and temporal variation in the fecal corticosterone levels in birds: an example using the cyclically-varying ruffed grouse. General and Comparative Endocrinology 194:64-70.
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