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Wayne ThogmartinWayne E. Thogmartin

Position title: Quantitative Ecologist (Research Ecologist)

Email: wthogmartin@usgs.gov
Phone: 608.781.6309
Fax: 608.783.6066

Education:
2002, Ph.D., Zoology (Wildlife Ecology), Southern Illinois University
1998, M.S., Zoology, University of Arkansas
1990, B.A., Ecology / Behavior / Evolution, University of California, San Diego

Primary Responsibilities/Activities:
My career and research interests include advancing a dynamic body of research in landscape and habitat ecology for animals declining in abundance, asking new questions of multiple, combined data sets to gain novel insight into the dynamics of animal populations over space and time, and continuing to publish in peer-reviewed journals, translating science into guidance for practical, applicable management decisions. I am particularly interested in wildlife ecology, population biology of rare species, and habitat relationships of birds.  I participate on a number of committees and working groups such as the International Scientific Committee of Partners in Flight, USFWS Upper Mississippi River / Great Lakes Region All-bird Joint Venture Technical Committee, and a number of working groups relating to rare and endangered species (e.g., Cerulean Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Henslow’s Sparrow, Karner Blue Butterfly).

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Research Interests:

Active Projects:

Select Publications:

Russell, R. E., K. Tinsley, R. A. Erickson, W. E. Thogmartin, and J. Szymanski. 2014. Estimating the spatial distribution of wintering little brown bat populations in the eastern United States. Ecology and Evolution 4:3746–3754. 

Wiederholt, R., C. Svancara, L. Lopez-Hoffman, W. Thogmartin, G. McCracken, J. E. Diffendorfer, K. Bagstad, P. Cryan, A. Russell, D. Semmens, and R. A. Medellín. Optimizing conservation strategies for Mexican free-tailed bats: A population viability and ecosystem services approach. Biodiversity and Conservation, Early Online, DOI: 10.1007/s10531-014-0790-7.

Erickson, R. A., W. E. Thogmartin, R. E. Russell, J. E. Diffendorfer, and J. Szymanski. 2014. A stage-structured, spatially explicit migration model for Myotis bats: mortality location affects system dynamics. Letters in Biomathematics, 1(2), In press.

Crimmins, S. M., P. C. McKann, J. A. Szymanski, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2014. Effects of cave gating on local Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) population trends. Acta Chiropterologica 16:129‒137. [Concept and Design of Study: 90%; Interpretation: 30%; Writing: 30%]

Goldstein, J. H., W. E. Thogmartin, K. J. Bagstad, J. Dubovsky, D. J. Semmens, B. J. Mattsson, L. López-Hoffman, and J. E. Diffendorfer. 2014. Harvest estimates and economic valuation of native consumption of Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) in Arctic and sub-Arctic North America. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 19:347‒354.

Thogmartin, W. E., S. M. Crimmins, and J. Pearce.  2014. Prioritizing bird conservation actions in the prairie hardwood transition of the midwestern United States.  Biological Conservation 176:212‒223.  

Erickson, R. A., W. E. Thogmartin, and J. A. Szymanski. 2014. BatTool: an R package with GUI for assessing the effect of White-nose Syndrome and other take events on Myotis spp. of bats. Source Code for Biology and Medicine 9:9.  

Hamilton, C. M., W. E. Thogmartin, V. C. Radeloff, A. J. Plantinga, P. J. Heglund, S. Martinuzzi, and A. M. Pidgeon. 2014. Change in agricultural land use constrains adaptation of National Wildlife Refuges to climate change. Environmental Conservation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892914000174.  

Forcey, G. M., W. E. Thogmartin, G. M. Linz, and P. C. McKann. 2014. Land use and climate affect black tern, northern harrier, and marsh wren abundance in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States. Condor: Ornithological Applications 116:226‒241

Crimmins, S. M., P. Boma, and W. E. Thogmartin.  2014. Projected risk of population declines for native fish species in the Upper Mississippi River.  River Research and Applications, doi: 10.1002/rra.2741.

​Diffendorfer, J. E., L. Ries, J. B. Loomis, K. Oberhauser, L. Lopez-Hoffman, B. Semmens, B. Butterfield, D. Semmens, K. Bagstad, J. Goldstein, R. Wiederholt, J. Dubovsky, B. Mattsson, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2014. National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation. Conservation Letters 7:253‒262. 

Custer, C. M., T. W. Custer, P. M. Dummer, M. Etterson, W. E. Thogmartin, Q. Wu, K. Kannan, A. Trowbridge, and P. C. McKann. 2014. Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances in tree swallows nesting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 66:120‒138. 

Thogmartin, W. E., and P. C. McKann. 2014. Large-scale climate variation modifies winter group size in the endangered Indiana bat. Journal of Mammalogy 95:117–127.

Machtans, C. S., and W. E. Thogmartin. 2014. Perspective: Understanding the value of imperfect science from national estimates of bird-window mortality. Condor: Ornithological Applications 116:3–7.

McDonald, L., B. Manly, F. Huettmann, and W. Thogmartin. 2013. Location-only and use-availability data: analysis methods converge. Journal of Applied Ecology 82:1120–1124.

Thogmartin, W. E., C. Sanders-Reed, J. A. Szymanski, R. A. King, L. Pruitt, P. C. McKann, M. C. Runge, and R. E. Russell.  2013. White-nose syndrome is likely to extirpate the endangered Indiana bat over large parts of its range. Biological Conservation 160:162–172. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.01.010)

Hamilton, C. M., S. Martinuzzi, A. J. Plantinga, V. C. Radeloff, D. J. Lewis, W. E. Thogmartin, P. J. Heglund, and A. M. Pidgeon. 2013. Current and future land use around United States’ National Wildlife Refuges.  PLoS One 8:e55737 (http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055737)

Thogmartin, W. E. 2013. The QWERTY effect does not extend to birth names. Names: A Journal of Onomastics 61:47–52.

McKann, P., B. R. Gray, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2013. Small sample bias in dynamic occupancy models.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:172–180.

Thogmartin, W. E., R. A. King, J. A Szymanski, and L. Pruitt. 2012. Space-time models for a panzootic in bats, with a focus on the endangered Indiana bat.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48:876–887.

Thogmartin, W. E., P. C. McKann, R. A. King, J. A. Szymanski, and L. Pruitt. 2012. Population-level impact of white-nose syndrome on the endangered Indiana bat. Journal of Mammalogy 93:1086–1098.

LeBrun, J. J., W. E. Thogmartin, and J. R. Miller. 2012. Evaluating regional landscape models for predicting local avian abundance. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1177–1187.

Custer, T. W., C. M. Custer, W. E. Thogmartin, R. Rossmann, K. Kenow, and M. W. Meyer. 2012. Mercury and other element exposure in tree swallows nesting at low pH and neutral pH lakes in northern Wisconsin USA. Environmental Pollution 163:68–76.

Mattsson, B. J., M. C. Runge, J. H. Devries, G. S. Boomer, J. M. Eadie, D. A. Haukos, J. P. Fleskes, D. N. Koons, W. E. Thogmartin, and R. G. Clark. 2012. A modeling framework for integrated harvest and habitat management of North American waterfowl: Case-study of northern pintail metapopulation dynamics. Ecological Modelling 225:146–158.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2011. Substitutability of bats in agricultural systems: why ecosystem valuation is not likely to sway agricultural interests. Bat Research News 52:41–44.

Jones-Farrand, D. T., T. M. Fearer, W. E. Thogmartin, F. R. Thompson III, M. Nelson, and J. Tirpak. 2011. Comparison of statistical and theoretical habitat models for conservation planning. Ecological Applications 21:2269–2282.

Forcey, G. M., W. E. Thogmartin, G. M. Linz, and W. J. Bleier. 2011. Land use and climate influences on waterbirds in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States. Journal of Biogeography 38:1694–1707.

Thogmartin, W. E., B. Potter, and G. Soulliere. 2011. Bridging the conservation design and delivery gap for wetland bird habitat maintenance and restoration in the Midwestern United States. Journal of Conservation Planning 7:1–12.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2010. Letter: Color blindness and visualizing georeferenced data in mapped products: We can do more. The Auk 127:460–462.

Bronte, C. R., M. H. Hoff, O. T. Gorman, W. E. Thogmartin, P. J. Schneeberger, and T. N. Todd. 2010. Decline of the shortjaw cisco in Lake Superior: the role of overfishing and risk of extinction. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:735–748.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2010. Sensitivity analysis of North American bird population estimates. Ecological Modelling 221:173–177.

Thogmartin, W. E., J. A. Fitzgerald, and M. T. Jones. 2009. Conservation design: Where do we go from here? Pages 426–436 in Rich, T.D., C. Arizmendi, D. Demarest and C. Thompson [eds.]. Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats and People. Proceedings of the 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, 13-16 February 2008. McAllen, TX. Partners in Flight.

Thogmartin, W. E., and J. J. Rohweder. 2009. Conservation opportunity assessment for rare birds in the midwestern United States: a private lands imperative. Pages 419–425 in Rich, T.D., C. Arizmendi, D. Demarest and C. Thompson [eds.]. Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats and People. Proceedings of the 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, 13-16 February 2008. McAllen, TX. Partners in Flight.

Zimmerman, G. S., R. J. Gutiérrez, W. E. Thogmartin, and S. Banerjee. 2009. Multiscale habitat selection of Ruffed Grouse: predictions for habitat quality at low population densities. Condor 111:294–304.

Thogmartin, W. E., M. Gallagher, N. Young, J. J. Rohweder, F. Durbian, and M. G. Knutson. 2009. Avian assemblages in the lower Missouri River floodplain. Wetlands 29:552–562.

Thogmartin, W. E., M. Gallagher, N. Young, J. J. Rohweder, and M. G. Knutson. 2009. Factors associated with succession of abandoned agricultural lands along the lower Missouri River. Restoration Ecology 17:290–296.

Beever, E. A., R. J. Tausch, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2008. Multi-scale responses of vegetation to removal of horse grazing from Great Basin (U.S.A.) mountain ranges. Plant Ecology 196:163–184.

Murray, L. D., C. A. Ribic, W. E. Thogmartin, and M. G. Knutson. 2008. Accuracy assessment of predictive models of grassland bird abundance in the Prairie Hardwood Transition. Condor 110:747-755.

Forcey, G. M., G. M. Linz, W. E. Thogmartin, and W. J. Bleier. 2008. Modeling wetland blackbird populations as a function of waterfowl abundance in the Prairie Pothole region of the United States and Canada. Environmental Bioindicators 3:124–135.
(Note: This paper was recognized as tied for 2008 Best Paper Overall, as voted by the journal's editors.)

Colorado, Z., J. G., P. Hamel, A. Rodewald, and W. Thogmartin. 2008. El Grupo Cerúleo: collaboration to assess nonbreeding range of Cerulean Warbler in South America. Ornitologia Neotropical 19 (Suppl.):521–529.

Beever, E. A., R. J. Tausch, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2008. Multi-scale responses of vegetation to removal of horse grazing from Great Basin (U.S.A.) mountain ranges. Plant Ecology 196:163–184.

Murray, L. D., C. A. Ribic, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2008. Relationship of obligate grassland birds to landscape structure in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Management 7: 463–467.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2007. Effects at the landscape scale may constrain habitat relations at finer scales. Avian Conservation and Ecology - Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 2 (2): 6. [online] URL:http://www.ace-eco.org/vol2/iss2/art6/

Thogmartin, W. E., B. R. Gray, M. Gallagher, N. Young, J. J. Rohweder, and M. G. Knutson. 2007. Power to detect trend in short-term time series of bird abundance. Condor 109:943–948.

Forcey, G. M., G. M. Linz, W. E. Thogmartin, and W. J. Bleier. 2007. Influence of land use and climate on wetland breeding birds in the Prairie Pothole region of Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 85:421–436.

Kirsch, E. M., B. R. Gray, T. J. Fox, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2007. Response of breeding birds in riparian wet meadows to invasive reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea. Wetlands 27:644–655.

Thogmartin, W. E., J. R. Sauer, and M. G. Knutson. 2007. Modeling and mapping abundance of American woodcock across their breeding range in the United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(2):376–382.

Thogmartin, W. E., and M. G. Knutson. 2007. Scaling local species-habitat relations to the larger landscape with a hierarchical spatial count model. Landscape Ecology 22:61–75.

Thogmartin, W. E., F. P. Howe, F. C. James, D. H. Johnson, E. Reed, J. R. Sauer, and F. R. Thompson III. 2006. A review of the population estimation approach of the North American Landbird Conservation Plan. Auk 123(3):892–904.

Thogmartin, W. E., T. J. Fox , J. J. Rohweder, M. G. Knutson, and T. C. Will. 2006. Emerging Technologies: LINK: a land conservation decision support tool. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 87(3) [online] URL: <http://www.esapubs.org/bulletin/backissues/087-3/web_pdfs_july/emergingjul06bulletin.pdf>

Thogmartin, W. E., M. G. Knutson, and J. R. Sauer. 2006. Predicting regional abundance of rare grassland birds with a hierarchical spatial count model. Condor 108:25–46.

Thogmartin, W. E., J. R. Sauer, and M. G. Knutson. 2004. A hierarchical spatial model of avian abundance with application to Cerulean Warblers. Ecological Applications 14:1766–1779. (Ecological Archive)

Thogmartin, W. E., A. Gallant, M. G. Knutson, T. Fox, and M. Suarez. 2004. A cautionary tale regarding the 1992 National Land Cover Data. The Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:970–978.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2002. Spatio-temporal dynamics of Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in Illinois. Ph.D. dissertation, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA. 327 pp. (dissertation introduction)

Thogmartin, W. E., J. A. Roseberry, and A. Woolf. 2002. Cyclicity of northern bobwhite: a time-analytic review of the evidence. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 5:192–200.

Thogmartin, W. E. 2001. Home-range size and habitat selection in wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) of Arkansas. American Midland Naturalist 145:247–260.

Thogmartin, W. E., and B. A. Schaeffer. 2000. Landscape attributes associated with mortality events in wild turkeys of Arkansas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:865–874.

Thogmartin, W. E., and J. E. Johnson. 1999. Reproduction in a declining population of wild turkeys in Arkansas. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:1281–1290.

Thogmartin, W. E. 1999. Landscape and nest-site selection in Wild Turkeys of Arkansas. Auk 116:912–923.

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Links:
Maps, Models, and Tools for Bird Conservation Planning

Bird-habitat associations on the Upper Mississippi River National Fish & Wildlife Refuge

Translating Regional Population Goals for Bird Species of Concern into Local Habitat Conservation Objectives

Henslow's Sparrow productivity analyses for Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Bird-habitat associations on the lower Missouri River

Predicting succession of abandoned agricultural land in the lower Missouri River floodplain

 
Wayne involved in exhausting field work, Karner Blue Butterfly DISTANCE Workshop, Crex MeadowsWayne involved in exhausting field work, Karner Blue Butterfly DISTANCE Workshop, Crex Meadows
Wayne involved in exhausting field work, Karner Blue Butterfly DISTANCE Workshop, Crex Meadows, 6 May 2007.
Photo Credit: E. M. Barrows.

 

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