Publications

The Alberta Wolverine Working Group’s members are discovering new things about wolverines in the Canadian Rockies all the time, and want to share it with you. We have published two graduate student theses, several peer-reviewed journal articles, and a host of scientific reports. Our research conclusions have garnered international attention – which is only fitting as wolverines routinely cross international boundaries. Email us anytime for a copy of our research papers.

1. Stewart, F.E.C., N.A. Heim, A.P. Clevenger, J. Paczkowski, J.P. Volpe, and J.T. Fisher. 2016. Wolverine behaviour varies spatially with anthropogenic footprint: implications for conservation and inferences about declines. Ecology & Evolution 2016: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.1921/full.
Media coverage:
BBC Earth: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150421-the-truth-about-wolverines.
Calgary Herald: http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/wolverines-act-like-smash-and-grab-burglar-at-bait-sites-in-developed-areas
CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/wolverine-research-jason-fisher-1.3454605

2. Heim, Nicole. 2015. Complex effects of human-impacted landscapes on the spatial patterns of mammalian carnivores. Mster of Science Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, british Columbia, Canada. Download PDF.
Media coverage:
Globe and Mail.

3. Fisher, J.T., and S. Bradbury. 2014. Quantifying bias in noninvasive genetic tagging studies with multi-state hierarchical models. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(6): 1087-1095. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.750/full

4. Fisher, J.T., S. Bradbury, M. Wheatley, B. Anholt, L. Roy, J.P. Volpe, and L. Nolan. 2013. Wolverines on the Rocky Mountain slopes: natural heterogeneity and landscape alteration as predictors of distribution. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91: 706-716.
Media coverage:
Globe and Mail and CanWest Journals.

5. Clevenger, A. P. 2013. Mitigating highways for a ghost: Data collection challenges and implications for managing wolverines and transportation corridors. Northwest Science 87(3): 257-264.
Media coverage:
Canadian Geographic: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/apr14/wolverine-threatened-species.asp

6. Fisher, J.T., M.T. Wheatley, S. Bradbury, B. Anholt, and J.P. Volpe. 2012. Spatial segregation of sympatric marten and fishers: the influence of landscapes and species-scapes. Ecography 36(2): 240-248.

7. Fisher, J.T., B. Anholt, and J.P. Volpe. 2011. Body mass explains characteristic scales of habitat selection in terrestrial mammals. Ecology and Evolution 1(4): 517-528.

8. Clevenger, A. P., & Sawaya, M. A. 2010. Piloting a non-invasive genetic sampling method for evaluating population-level benefits of wildlife crossing structures. Ecology and Society, 15(7).

10. Fisher, J.T. 2010. Cross-scale habitat selection by terrestrial and marine mammals. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Download PDF.