kelley stewart

Kelley Stewart

Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology

Summary

I am interested in population ecology of large mammals, and effects of density dependence on population growth, movement patterns, habitat selection, and both inter- and intraspecific competition.  I am also interested in community-level effects of population dynamics of large mammals, such as changes in plant growth, community structure, and trophic cascades.

Education

BS (1993) University of California Davis
MS (1997) Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University - Kingsville
PhD (2004) Dept of Biology & Wildlife, & Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Publications

Book Chapter(s)

Graduate School: A Professor Perspective.

2017

In Scott E. Henke and Paul R. Krausman (Ed.), Becoming a Wildlife Professional. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hernandez, F., Silvy, N. J., Stewart, K.

Wildlife Ecology

2012

In A.H. El-Shaarawi, and W.W. Piegorsch (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (vol. 2nd edition, pp. 2963-2968). New York, New York: John Wiley and Sons, LTd.

Bowyer, R. T., Stewart, K., Long, R., Monteith, K. L.

Journals

Individual variation in use of nutritional landscape predicts early-winter condition of a long-lived ungulate.

2020

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (INVITED)

Merems, J.L., Shipley, L.A., Levi, T., Ruprecht, J., Clark, D.a., Wisdom, M.J., Jackson, N.J., Stewart, K.M., Long, R.A.

Resource selection by female mule deer: tradeoffs associated with reproduction

2020

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Invited)

Heffelfinger, L.J., Stewart, K.M., Shoemaker, K.T., Darby, N.W., Bleich, V.C.

Experimental harvest regulations reveal that climate, not harvest, drives population change in Nevada wood ducks.

2019

Ecology and Evolution

Sedinger, B.S., Riecke, T., Nicolai, C.,

Mule deer juniper use is an unreliable indicator of habitat quality: comments on Coe et al. 2018.

2019

Journal of Wildlife Management

Maestas, J.D., Hagen, C.A., Smith, J.T., Tack, J.D., Allred, B.W., Griffiths, T., Bishop, C.J., Stewart, K.M., Naugle, D.E.

Woodland expansion in a shrub-steppe ecosystem: effects on resource availability and behavior of a native ungulate

2019

Ecosphere

Morano, S.M., Stewart, K.M., Dilts, T., Ellsworth, A., V.C.Bleich

A primer in ecoimmunology & immunology for wildlife research and management.

2015

California Fish and Game 100 (3):371-395

Downs, CJ and KM Stewart.

Investment in Constitutive Immune Function by North American elk experimentally maintained at two different popualtion densities.

2015

Plos One, 10(5), 17.

Downs, C. J., Stewart, K., Dick, B. L.

Spatial distribution and resource selection by mule deer in an arid environment: responses to provision of water.

2015

Journal of Arid Environments, 122, 76-84.

McKee, C., Stewart, K., Sedinger, J. S., Bush, A., Darby, N., Hughson, D., Bleich, V.

A primer in ecoimmunology and immunology for wildlife research and management.

2014

California Fish and Game, 100(3), 369-393.

Downs, C. J., Stewart, K.

Density Dependence in Ungulates: a Review of Causes, and Concepts with Some Clarification.

2014

California Fish and Game, 100(3), 550-572.

Bowyer, R. T., Bleich, V. C., Stewart, K., Whiting, J. C., Monteith, K. L.

Identification of source-sink dynamics in mountain lions of the Great Basin.

2012

Molecular Ecology/Blackwell, 21(23), 5689–5701.

Andreasen, A. M., Stewart, K., Longland, W. S., Beckman, J. P., Forister, M. L.

Life-history strategies of North American elk: trade-offs associated with reproduction and survival.

2012

Journal of Mammalogy, 93(6), 11.

Morano, S., Stewart, K., Sedinger, J. S., Nicolai, C., Vavra, M.

Assessing Sexual Segregation In Deer

2002

Journal Of Wildlife Management 66(2):536-544

R. Terry Bowyer, Kelley M. Stewart, Scott A. Wolfe, Gail M. Blundell, Karin L Lehmkuhl, Philip J. Joy, Thomas J. Mcdonough, John G. Kie

Newsletters

Use of Artificial Water Sources by Mule Deer in Mojave National Preserve

2013

In Debra Hughson, Science Advisor, NPS (Ed.), (vol. May 2013, pp. 4). Barstow, CA: Mojave National Preserve Science Newsletter.

Stewart, K.

Technical Publication

Effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures for mule deer and other wildlife in Nevada

2015

(vol. 101-10-803, pp. 29). Carson City, Nevada: Nevada Department of Transportation.

Stewart, K., Simpson, N. O., Tian, Z., Attah, I., Cox, M., Wasley, T.

<p>Highways and Interstate freeways not only fragment movement corridors for wildlife, but result in property damage, injuries and sometimes fatalities for humans and increased mortality of wildlife...

Trade Journals

The Nature of Diversity: diversity builds resiliency – in the wild and in the workplace – but it isn’t easy.

2019

The Wildlife Professional.

Wakeling, B. F., VanDellen, A., Shoemaker, K. T., Gritts, M., Tull, J. C., Stewart, K.