Peer Reviewed Publications

Pias, K., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., and W. M. Kitchens. In press.  Assessing the value of novel habitats to snail kites through foraging behavior and nest survival. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Wilcox, R, and R. J. Fletcher, Jr. 2016. Experimental test of preferences for an invasive prey by an endangered predator: implications for conservation. PLoS One.

Reichert, B. E., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., C. E. Cattau, and W. M. Kitchens. 2016.  Consistent scaling of population structure across landscapes despite intraspecific variation in movement and connectivity. Journal of Animal Ecology 85:1563-1573.

Cattau, C. E., R. J. Fletcher, Jr., Reichert, B. E., and W. M. Kitchens. 2016. Counteracting effects of an non-native prey on the demography of a native predator culminate in positive population growth. Ecological Applications 26: 1952-1968.

Reichert, B. E., W. L. Kendall, R. J. Fletcher, Jr.,and W. M. Kitchens. 2016.  Spatio-temporal variation in age structure and abundance of the endangered snail kite: pooling across regions masks a declining and aging population. PLoS One11(9):e0162690.

Fletcher, R. J., Jr., E. P. Robertson, R. C. Wilcox, B. E. Reichert, J. D. Austin, and W. M. Kitchens. 2015. Affinity for natal environments by dispersers impacts reproduction and explains geographic structure for a highly mobile bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282:20151545.

Reichert, B. E., C. E. Cattau, R. J. Fletcher, Jr. P. W. Sykes, Jr., J. A. Rodgers, Jr. and R. E. Bennetts. 2015. Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis). Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. 171.

Cattau, C. E., P. C. Darby, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., and W. M. Kitchens. 2014. Reproductive responses of the endangered snail kite to variations in prey density. Journal of Wildlife Management 78: 620-631.

Zweig, C. L. and W. M. Kitchens. 2014. Reconstructing historical habitat data with predictive models. Ecological Applications 24:196-203.

Fletcher, R. J., Jr., A. Revell, B. E. Reichert, W. M. Kitchens, J. Dixon, and J. D. Austin. 2013. Network modularity reveals critical scales for connectivity in ecology and evolution. Nature Communications 4:2572.


Bowling, A. C., J. Martin, and W. M. Kitchens. 2012. The effect of changes in habitat conditions on the movement of juvenile Snail Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus). Ibis 154(3)554-565.

Pias, K. E., Z. C. Welch, and W. M. Kitchens. 2012. An artificial perch to help Snail Kites handle an exotic apple snail. Waterbirds 35(2): 347-351.

Reichert, B. E., C. E. Cattau, R. J. Fletcher, Jr., W. L. Kendall, and W. M. Kitchens. 2012. Extreme weather and experience influence reproduction in an endangered bird. Ecology 93:2580-2589.

Fletcher, R. J., Jr., M. A. Acevedo, B. E. Reichert, K. E. Pias, and W. M. Kitchens. 2011. Social network models predict movement and connectivity in ecological landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:19282-19287.

Zweig, C. L., B. E. Reichert, and W. M. Kitchens. 2011. Implications of discontinuous elevation gradients on fragmentation and restoration in patterned wetlands. Ecosphere 2(8):art98.

Cattau, C. E., J. Martin, and W. M. Kitchens. 2010. Effects of an exotic prey species on a native specialist: Example of the Snail Kite. Biological Conservation 143 (2):513-520.

Reichert, B., J. Martin, W. Kendall, C. Cattau, and W. Kitchens. 2010. Interactive effects of senescence and natural disturbance on the survival probabilities of Snail Kites. Oikos. 119 (6): 972-979.

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