Beth Gardner

  • Associate Professor
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  • Beth Gardner

    • Associate Professor

    Research areas

    Hierarchical models, spatial capture-recapture models, occupancy models, camera trapping, hair snares, sampling techniques, spatial statistics, Bayesian inference

    B.S., Mathematics and Environmental Science, Allegheny College
    M.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University
    Ph.D., Natural Resources; Minors: Biometry, GIS, Cornell University

    Beth Gardner is not currently accepting new students. 

    Courses

    • ESRM 451 | Analytical Methods in Wildlife Science (3) - Winter

    Current Sponsored Projects

    • Monitoring and mapping of Avian Resources over Selected Areas of the Great Lakes to Support Related Resource Management
      We will explore a breadth of potential modeling approaches focused on: 1) identification of “hotspot” and “coldspot” locations; 2) relationships of waterbird occurrences/abundances to relevant environmental covariates; and 3) standardizing data across differing sampling protocols.
      We will explore a breadth of potential modeling approaches focused on: 1) identification of “hotspot” and “coldspot” locations; 2) relationships of waterbird occurrences/abundances to relevant environmental covariates; and 3) standardizing data across differing sampling protocols. Our results will help determine the future sampling and modeling priorities while informing current waterbird conservation priorities and should provide a useful first step in management decisions on wind energy development in the Great Lakes.

    Selected publications

    Hostetter, N.J., Ryan, D., Grosshuesch, D. , Catton, T., Malick-Wahls, S., Smith, T.A., and Gardner, B. 2020. Quantifying spatiotemporal occupancy dynamics and multi-year core use areas at a species range boundary. Diversity and Distributions. 26795– 805. Link

    Converse, S.J., Gardner, B., and  Morey, S.. 2020. Reserve network design for prairie-dependent taxa in South Puget Sound. Pages 124-134 in MC Runge, SJ Converse, JE Lyons, and DR Smith. Structured decision making: case studies in natural resource management. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    Cove. M., Simons, T.R., Gardner, B., and O’Connell, A.F.  2019. Towards recovery of an endangered island endemic: distributional and behavioral responses of Key Largo woodrats to exotic predator removal. Biological Conservation. 237:423-429.


    Hostetter, N.J., Gardner, B., Sillett, T.S., Pollock, K.H., and Simons, T.R.  2019. An integrated model decomposing the components of detection probability and abundance in unmarked populations. Ecosphere. (3):e02586. 10.1002/ecs2.2586
    Parsons, M.A., Lewis, J.C., Gardner, B., Chestnut, T., Ransom, J.I., Werntz, D., and Prugh, L.R.  2019. Habitat selection and spatiotemporal interactions of a reintroduced mesocarnivore.  Journal of Wildlife Management. 83:117-1184.
    Sussman, A., Gardner, B., Adams, E., Salas, L., Kenow, K., Luukkonen, D., Monfils, M., Mueller, W., Williams, K., Leduc-Lapierre, M., Zipkin, E.F.  2019. A comparative analysis of common methods to identify waterbird hotspots. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10:1454-1468.

    Cove. M., Simons, T.R., Gardner, B., and O’Connell, A.F.  2019. Towards recovery of an endangered island endemic: distributional and behavioral responses of Key Largo woodrats to exotic predator removal. Biological Conservation. 237:423-429.  Link

    Sussman, A., Gardner, B., Adams, E., Salas, L., Kenow, K., Luukkonen, D., Monfils, M., Mueller, W., Williams, K., Leduc-Lapierre, M., Zipkin, E.F.  2019. A comparative analysis of common methods to identify waterbird hotspots. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 10:1454-1468.  Link

    Hostetter, N.J., Gardner, B., Sillett, T.S., Pollock, K.H., and Simons, T.R.  2019. An integrated model decomposing the components of detection probability and abundance in unmarked populations. Ecosphere. (3):e02586. 10.1002/ecs2.2586  Link

    Parsons, M.A., Lewis, J.C., Gardner, B., Chestnut, T., Ransom, J.I., Werntz, D., and Prugh, L.R.  2019. Habitat selection and spatiotemporal interactions of a reintroduced mesocarnivore.  Journal of Wildlife Management. 83:117-1184.  Link

    Gardner, B., Sollmann, R., Kumar, N.S., Jathanna, D., and Karanth, K.U. 2018. Challenges in open population spatial capture-recapture models. Ecology and Evolution. 8:10336–10344  Link

    Cove. M., Simons, T.R., Gardner, B., and O’Connell, A.F. Co-occurrence dynamics of endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbits and free ranging domestic cats. Ecology and Evolution. 8:4042-4052  Link

    Lashley, M.A., Cove, M.V., Chitwood, M.C., Penido, G., Gardner, B., Deperno, C.S., and Moorman, C.E. Estimating wildlife activity curves: comparison of methods and sample size. Scientific Reports. 8:4173.  Link

    Goyert, H.F., Gardner, B., Veit, R.R., Gilbert, A.T., Connelly, E.E., Duron, M., Johnson, S., and Williams, K. A.  Evaluating habitat, prey, and mesopredator associations in a community of marine birds. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsy020  Link

    Sollmann, R., Gardner, B., Gilbert, A. T., Williams, K., Viet, R.R. 2016. Investigating the abundance and distribution of seabirds using a community distance sampling model. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Available online early.  Link

    Flanders, N.P., Gardner, B., Winiarski, K.J., Paton, P.W.C., Allison, T., and O’Connell, A.F. 2015. Using a community occupancy model to identify key seabird areas in southern New England. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 553:277-290.  Link

    Hostetter, N.J., B. Gardner, S.H. Schweitzer, R. Boettcher, A.L. Wilke, L. Addison, W.R. Swilling, K.H. Pollock, and T.R. Simons. 2015. Repeated count surveys help standardize multi-agency estimates of American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) abundance. The Condor. 117(3): 354-363.  Link

    Botero, C.A., Gardner, B., Kirby, K., Bulbulia, J., Gavin, M., and Gray, R. 2014. The ecology of religious beliefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(47): 16784-16789.  Link

    Ergon, T. and Gardner, B. 2014. Separating mortality and emigration: modelling space use,dispersal, and survival with robust design spatial capture-recapture data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5(12):1327-1336.  Link