We research the ecology, behavior, and conservation of mammals, ecological approaches for managing human-wildlife conflict, and exotic species management, among other areas of focus.
Our lab has worked in Baja California Sur, Mexico, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Santa Cruz Island, and on species such as the yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), golden-mantled ground squirrel (Callospermophilus lateralis), Koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck, Anas wyvilliana), mountain lion (Puma concolor), and pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus), among many others.
Ellie and Dirk published a paper in the Journal of Mammalogy that investigates how island spotted skunks make fine-scale adjustments in microhabitat use and timing of activity that may help them avoid competitive interactions with island foxes. December 2021.
Bolas, E. C., R. Sollmann, K. R. Crooks, L. Shaskey, C. L. Boser, V. J. Bakker, A. Dillon, and D. H. Van Vuren. 2020. Assessing Methods for Detecting Island Spotted Skunks. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:309–313. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.1085
Collins, A. C., Böhm, M. & Collen. B. 2020. Choice of baseline affects historical population trends in hunted mammals of North America. Biological Conservation. 242. DOI:/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108421
Aliperti, Van Vuren, Rossi, and Armitage. 2019. Litter relocation behavior in two species of ground-dwelling squirrels. Ethology (early view online). DOI: 10.1111/eth.12979.
Agha, M.*, T. Batter*; E. C. Bolas*; A. C. Collins*; D. Gomes da Rocha*; C. M. Monteza-Moreno*; S. Preckler-Quisquarter*; R. Sollmann*. 2018. A Review of Wildlife Camera Trapping Trends Across Africa. African Journal of Ecology 56:694–701. https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12565. *Authors contributed equally