Publications

Cover of the Journal of Wildlife Management featuring the Sells et al. (2018) publication and an image of Aristotle

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bassing, S. B., M. DeVivo, T. R. Ganz, B. N. Kertson, L. R. Prugh, T. Roussin, L. Satterfield, R. M. Windell, A. J. Wirsing, and B. Gardner. 2023. Are we telling the same story? Comparing inferences made from camera trap and telemetry data for wildlife monitoring. Ecological Applications. 33(1):e2745. (contact me for a PDF!)

Sells, S. N., K. M. Podruzny, J. J. Nowak, T. D. Smucker, T. W. Parks, D. K. Boyd, A. A. Nelson, N. J. Lance, R. M. Inman, J. A. Gude, S. B. Bassing, K. E. Loonam, and M. S. Mitchell. 2022. Integrating basic and applied research to estimate carnivore abundance. Ecological Applications. 32(8):e2714. PDF 

Sanderfoot, O.V., S.B. Bassing, J.L. Brusa, R.L. Emmet, S.J. Gillman, K. Swift, B. Gardner. 2021. A review of the effects of wildfire smoke on the health and behavior of wildlife. Environmental Research Letters. 16(12):123003. PDF 

Bassing, S.B., D.E. Ausband, M.S. Mitchell, M.K. Schwartz, J.J. Nowak, G. Hale, L.P. Waits. 2020. Immigration does not offset harvest mortality in groups of a cooperatively breeding carnivore. Animal Conservation. 23(6):750-761. PDF

Ausband, D.E., S.B. Bassing, M.S. Mitchell. 2020. Environmental and social factors influencing wolf (Canis lupus) howling behavior. Ethology 126(9):890-899. PDF

Bassing, S.B., D.E. Ausband, M.S. Mitchell, P. Lukacs, A. Keever, G. Hale, L Waits. 2019. Stable pack abundance and distribution in a harvested wolf population. Journal of Wildlife Management 83(3):577-590. PDF

Mitchell, M.S., S.N. Sells, K.J. Barker, S.B. Bassing, A.C. Keever, S.C. Forshee, J.W. Goerz. 2018. Testing a priori hypotheses improves reliability of wildlife research. Journal of Wildlife Management 82(8):1568-1571. PDF

Mitchell, M.S., S.N. Sells, S.B. Bassing, K.J. Barker, A.C. Keever, S.C. Forshee, J.W. Goerz. 2018. Explicitly reporting tests of hypotheses improves communication of science. Guest Editorial. Journal of Wildlife Management 82(4):671-673. PDF

Sells, S.N., S.B. Bassing, K.J. Barker, S.C. Forshee, A.C. Keever, J.W. Goerz, M.S. Mitchell. 2018. Increasing scientific rigor will improve reliability of research and effectiveness of management. Journal of Wildlife Management 82(3):485-494. PDF *cover article*

Ausband, D.E., M.S. Mitchell, S.B. Bassing, A. Morehouse, D. Smith, D. Stahler, and J. Struthers. 2016. Individual, group, and environmental influences on helping behavior in a social carnivore. Ethology 122(12):963-972. PDF

Ausband, D.E., M.S. Mitchell, S.B. Bassing, M. Nordhagen, D. Smith, and D. Stahler. 2016. Dog days of summer: influences on decision of wolves to move pups. Journal of Mammalogy 97(5):1282-1287. PDF

Ausband, D.E., M.S. Mitchell, S.B. Bassing, and C. White. 2013. No trespassing: using a biofence to manipulate wolf movements. Wildlife Research 40(3):207-216. PDF

Presentations

Submitted Papers

2022     The Wildlife Society Annual Conference (Spokane, WA)

2022     SEFS Graduate Student Symposium (Seattle, WA)

2019    The Wildlife Society Annual Conference (Reno, NV)

2018    SEFS Graduate Student Symposium (Seattle, WA)

2017    The Wildlife Society Annual Conference (Albuquerque, NM)

2017    The Wildlife Society MT State Chapter Conference (Helena, MT)

2017    The Wildlife Society MT State Chapter Conference (Moscow, ID)

2016    The Wildlife Society Annual Conference (Raleigh, NC)

2016    The Wildlife Society MT State Chapter Conference (Missoula, MT)

2015    The Wildlife Society Annual Conference (Winnipeg, MB Canada)

2015    The Wildlife Society MT State Chapter Conference (Helena, MT)

Invited Talks and Public Outreach

2023     Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Program School (Wenatchee, WA - virtual)

2022     Washington State Fish & Wildlife Commission Meeting (Clarkston, WA, - virtual)

2022     Chewelah Public Library (Chewelah, WA)

2021     WA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Student Symposium (Seattle, WA)

2021     Endangered Species Coalition (virtual)

2020 - 2021  Transition Program for young adults with developmental disabilities, Poway Unified School District (Poway, CA, - virtual)

2019     Fish and Wildlife Ecology Seminar, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

2018     WA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Annual Student Symposium (Seattle, WA)

2016, 2015   Waterton Wildlife Weekend (Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta Canada)

2016     Summer Interpretive Program (Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, Alberta Canada)