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California Mountain Lion Research Publications
Girard, Y.A., P. Swift, B.B. Chomel, R.W. Kasten, K. Fleer, J.E. Foley, S.G. Torres, and C.K. Johnson. 2012. Zoonotic Vector-Borne Bacterial Pathogens in California Mountain Lions (Puma concolor), 1987-2010. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 12(11):913-921.
Pierce, B.M., V.C. Bleich, K.L. Monteith, and R.T. Bowyer. 2012. Top-down versus bottom-up forcing: evidence from mountain lions and mule deer. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(4):977-988.
Clemenza, S., E. Rubin, C. Johnson, R. Botta, and W. Boyce. 2009. Puma predation on radiocollared and uncollared bighorn sheep. BMC Research Notes, 2(1):230.
Coss, R.G., E.L. Fitzhugh, S. Schmid-Holmes, M.W. Kenyon, and K. Etling. 2009. The effect of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas. Anthrozoos, 22(1):77-87.
Ernest, H.B., W.M Boyce, V.C. Bleich, B. May, S.J. Stiver, and S.G. Torres. 2003. Genetic structure of mountain lion (Puma concolor) populations in California. Conservation Genetics, 4(3):353-366.
Fitzhugh, E.L., S. Schmid-Holmes, M.W. Kenyon, and K. Etling. 2003. Lessening the impact of a puma attack on a human. In Proceedings of the Seventh Mountain Lion Workshop, Jackson, WY. S.A. Becker, D.D. Bjornlie, F.G. Lindzey and D.S. Moody, Editors.
Kurushima J., J. Well, J. Collins, H.B.Ernest. 2006. Development of 21 microsatellite loci for puma (Puma concolor) ecology and forensics. Molecular Ecology Notes 6 (4), 1260-1262.
(These DNA markers were first developed specifically for Calif. mtn lions).
Ernest H.B., E.S. Rubin, W.M. Boyce. 2002. Fecal DNA analysis and risk assessment of mountain lion predation of bighorn sheep. Journal of Wildlife Management 66(1) 75-85.
(Molecular tracking and mark-recap of mtn lions in Anza Borrego and adjacent regions.)
Ernest, H.B., M.C.T. Penedo, B.P. May, M. Syvanen, and W.M. Boyce. 2000. Molecular tracking of mountain lions in the Yosemite Valley region in California: genetic analysis using microsatellites and fecal DNA. Molecular Ecology 9:433-441.
(The first scat individual ID DNA study of pumas)
Ernest H. B. and W.M. Boyce. 2000. DNA Identification of mountain lions involved in livestock predation and public safety incident. Proceedings of the 19th Vertebrate Pest Conference. T. P. Salmon and A. C. Crabb, Eds. Published at the University of California, Davis. 290-294.
(The first documentation of puma DNA in livestock (sheep) kills at Hopland.)