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Submitted or In Review
23) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Bastille-Rousseau G, Boonstra R, Humphries M, Jung TS, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, Murray DL, Boutin S. In Review. The interplay between environmental conditions, predator species, and prey age affects predation risk for a keystone species.
22) Peers MJL, Konkolics SM, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Boutin S, Lamb CT. In Review. It is not a dog-eat-dog world: Vertebrate scavenging dynamics differ between carnivore and herbivore carcasses.​
21) Peers MJL, Konkolics SM, Lamb CT, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, Martinig AR, McCulloch B, Silva J, Garland L, Boutin S. In Review. Prey availability and ambient temperature drive carrion persistence in the boreal forest. 
 
20) Menzies AK, Studd EK, Majchrzak YN, Peers MJL, Boutin S, Humphries MM. In Review.
The varying hare or the constant hare? Homeostasis and variation of Lepus americanus body
temperature, heart rate, and activity in a highly seasonal environment.
19) Neilson EW, Lamb CT, Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Konkolics SM, Doran-Myers D, Garland L,
Martinig AR, Boutin S. In Review. There’s a storm a-coming: Ecological resilience and
resistance to extreme weather events.
18) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Studd EK, Menzies AK, Kukka PM, Konkolics SM, Boonstra R,
Boutin S, Jung TS. In Review. Aging Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis): gum-line recession is not
an accurate method.
17) Murray DL, Peers MJL, Bastille-Rousseau G, Thornton DH, Majchrzak YN. In Review. Evidence-based recovery is a necessary next step for red wolf conservation.
Published
16) Ferreira C, Hossie TJ, Jenkins D, Wehtje M, Austin C, Boudreau M, Chan K, Clement A,  Hrynyk M, Longhi J, MacFarlane S, Majchrzak YN, Otis JA, Peers MJL, Rae J, Seguin J, Walker S, Watt C, Munday A, Murray DL. In Press. The Recovery illusion: Protracted planning undermines effective rescue of imperiled species.
 
15) Studd EK, Boudreau M, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Peers MJL, Seguin J, Lavergne S,
Boonstra R, Murray D, Boutin S, Humphries M. 2019. Use of acceleration and acoustics to 
classify behaviour and evaluate responses to moonlight in free-ranging snowshoe hares.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: a154.
 
14) Jung TS, Konkolics SM, Kukka PM, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Oakley MP, Peers
MJL & Studd EK. 2019. Short-term effect of helicopter-based capture on movements
of a social ungulate. Journal of Wildlife Management 83: 830-837. *All authors
contributed equally
13) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Konkolics SM, Boonstra R, Boutin S. 2018. Scavenging by snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in the Yukon, Canada. Northwestern Naturalist 99: 232-235.
12) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Neilson E, Lamb CT, Hämäläinen A, Haines JA, Garland L, Doran-Myers D, Broadley K, Boonstra R, Boutin S. 2018. Quantifying fear effects on prey demography in nature. Ecology 99: 1716-1723.
 
11) Bastille-Rousseau G, Schaefer JA, Lewis KP, Peers MJL, Ellington EH, Mumma MA, Rayl ND, Mahoney SP, Murray DL. 2018. Climate change can alter predator-prey dynamics and population viability of prey. Oecologia 186: 141-150. 
10) Peers MJL & Boutin S. 2017. Northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula) scavenges and defends a lynx (Lynx canadensis) carcass in winter. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129: 875-878.
 
9) Murray DL*, Peers MJL*, Majchrzak YN, Wehtje M, Ferreira C, Pickles RSA, Row JR, Thornton DH. 2017. Continental divide: Predicting climate-mediated fragmentation and biodiversity loss in the boreal forest. PLoS ONE 12: e0176706.
* Senior authorship jointly shared
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8) Feldman RE, Peers MJL, Pickles RSA, Thornton DH, Murray DL. 2017. Forecasting potential climate-driven host-switching for moose (Alces alces L.) and caribou (Rangifer tarandus L.) macroparasites in North America. Global Ecol. and Conservation 9: 1-10.
7) Peers MJL, Thornton DH, Majchrzak YN, Bastille-Rousseau G, Murray DL. 2016. De-extinction potential under climate change: extensive mismatch between historic and future habitat suitability for three candidate birds. Biological Conservation 197: 164-170.
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6) Bastille-Rousseau G, Rayl ND, Ellington EH, Schaefer JA, Peers MJL, Mumma MA, Mahoney SP, Murray DL. 2016. Population and individual variation in niche overlap, encounter, and mortality among incidental predators and a common prey. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 191-198.

5) Ferreira C, Bastille-Rousseau G, Bennett AM, Ellington EH, Terwissen CV, Austin C, Borlestean A, Boudreau MR, Chan K, Forsythe A, Hossie T, Longhi J, Otis JA, Peers MJL, Rae JM, Seguin J, Watt C, Wehtje M, Murray DL. 2016. The evolution of peer review as a basis for publication in ecology: directional selection towards a robust discipline? Biological Reviews 91: 597-610.

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4) Murray DL, Majchrzak YN, Peers MJL, Wehtje M, Ferreira C, Pickles RSA, Row JR,

Thornton DH. 2015. Potential pitfalls of private initiatives in conservation planning: A case

study from Canada's boreal forest. Biological Conservation 192: 174-180.

 

3) Peers MJL, Wehtje M, Thornton DH, Murray DL. 2014. Prey switching as a means of enhancing persistence in predators at the trailing southern edge. Global Change Biology 20: 1126-1135. (Cover Article)

2) Peers MJL, Thornton DH, Murray DL. 2013. Evidence for large-scale effects of competition: niche displacement in Canada lynx and bobcat. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20132495. (Cover Article)

1) Peers MJL, Thornton DH, Murray DL. 2012. Reconsidering the specialist-generalist paradigm in niche breadth dynamics: resource gradient selection by Canada lynx and bobcat. PLoS ONE 7: e51488.

 

Book Chapters 

Thornton DH and Peers MJL. In Press. Species distribution modelling. In: Murray DL and Chapron G, editors. Population ecology in practice: underused, misused and abused methods.

Other Publications

Peers MJL. 2017. InfoNorth Essay: Predicting the fitness effects of climate change on snowshoe hares. Arctic 70: 430-434. (Cover Article)