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Karandikar, H., E. Donadio, J. A. Smith, O. R. Bidder, and A. D. Middleton. 2023. Spatial ecology of the vicuña (Lama vicugna) in the high Andes. Journal of Mammalogy gyad018.

Van Scoyoc, A., J. A. Smith, K. M. Gaynor, K. Barker, and J. S. Brashares. 2023. The influence of human activity on predator-prey spatiotemporal overlap. Journal of Animal Ecology.

Cheng, S.*, K. M. Gaynor*, A. C. Moore*, K. Darragh+, C. O. Estien+, J. W. Hammond+, C. Lawrence+, M. D. Baiz#, L. Khademour#, M. A. McCary#, D. Ignace#, M. M. Rice#, S. J. Tumbler-Dávila#, and J. A. Smith*. 2023. Championing inclusive terminology in ecology and evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. *authors contributed equally; +authors contributed equally; #authors contributed equally


Baldwin, R. A, J. A. Smith, R. Meinerz, & A. B. Shiels. 2022. Managing roof rats in citrus orchards: initial efforts toward building an integrated pest management program. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 30.

Perrig, P., S. Lambertucci, E. Donadio, J. A. Smith, A. D. Middleton, and J. N. Pauli. 2022. Risk effects cascade up to an obligate scavenger. Ecology e3871.

Peacor, S. D., N. J. Dorn, J. A. Smith, N. Peckham, M. J. Cherry, M. J. Sheriff, and D. L. Kimbro. 2022. A skewed literature: few studies evaluate the contribution of predation risk effects to natural field patterns. Ecology Letters 25(9):2048-2061.

Suraci, J. P.*, J. A. Smith*, S. Chamaillé-Jammes, K. M. Gaynor, M. Jones, B. Luttbeg, E. G. Ritchie, M. J. Sheriff, and A. Sih. 2022. Beyond spatial overlap: harnessing new technologies to resolve the complexities of predator-prey interactions. Oikos 2022(8):e09004. *authors contributed equally. Editor's Choice.

Monk, J. D.*, J. A. Smith*, E. Donadio, P. L. Perrig, R. D. Crego, M. Fileni, O. R. Bidder, J. N. Pauli, O. J. Schmitz, and A. D. Middleton. 2022. Cascading effects of a disease outbreak in a remote protected area. Ecology Letters 25(5):1152-1163. *authors contributed equally

Reilly, C., J. P. Suraci, J. A. Smith, Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2022. Mesopredators retain their fear of humans across a gradient of human footprint. Behavioral Ecology 33(2):428:435.


Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2021. Functional traits driving species role in the structure of terrestrial vertebrate scavenger networks. Ecology 102(12):e03519.

Smith, J. A.*, K. M. Gaynor*, and J. P. Suraci*. 2021. Mismatch between risk and response may amplify lethal and non-lethal effects of humans on wild animal populations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:604973. *authors contributed equally

Xu, W., K. Barker, A. Shawler, A. Van Scoyoc, J. A. Smith, T. Mueller, H. Sawyer, C. Andreozzi, O. R. Bidder, H. Karandikar, S. Mumme, E. Templin, and A. D. Middleton. 2021. The plasticity of ungulate migration in a changing world. Ecology 102(4):e03293.


Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, O. R. Bidder, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, P. L. Perrig, and A. D. Middleton. 2020. Where and when to hunt? Decomposing predation success of an ambush carnivore. Ecology 101(12):e03172.

Gaynor, K. M., M. J. Cherry, S. L. Gilbert, M. T. Kohl, C. L. Larson, T. M. Newsome, L. R. Prugh, J. P. Suraci, J. K. Young, and J. A. Smith. 2020. An applied ecology of fear framework: linking theory to conservation practice. Animal Conservation 24(3):308-321.

Smith, J. A.*, J. P. Suraci*, J. S. Hunter, K. M. Gaynor+, C. Keller+, M. S. Palmer+, J. L. Atkins, I. Castañeda, M. J. Cherry, P. M. Garvey, S. Huebner, D. J. Morin, L. Teckentrup, M. J. A. Weterings, and L. Beaudrot. 2020. Zooming in on mechanistic predator-prey ecology: integrating camera traps with experimental methods to reveal the drivers of ecological interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 89(9):1997-2012. *authors contributed equally; +authors contributed equally.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2020. Network structure of vertebrate scavenger assemblages at the global scale: drivers and ecosystem functioning implications. Ecography 43(8):1143-1155.


Suraci, J. P., J. A. Smith, M. Clinchy, L. Y. Zanette, and C. C. Wilmers. 2019. Humans, but not their dogs, displace pumas from their kills: an experimental approach. Scientific Reports 9:12214.

Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, O. R. Bidder, and A. D. Middleton. 2019. Habitat complexity mediates the predator-prey space race. Ecology 100(7):e02724. Featured on cover.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2019. Scavenging in the Anthropocene: human impact drives macroecological patterns of vertebrate scavenger richness. Global Change Biology 25(9):3005-3017.

Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, and A. D. Middleton. 2019. Integrating temporal refugia into landscapes of fear: prey exploit predator downtimes to forage in risky places. Oecologia 189(4):883-890.

Smith, J. A., T. P. Duane, and C. C. Wilmers. 2019. Moving through the matrix: promoting permeability for large carnivores in a human-dominated landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 183:50-58.


Smith, J. A., A. C. Thomas, T. Levi, Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2018. Human activity reduces niche partitioning among three widespread mesocarnivores. Oikos 127:890-901.


Wang, Y., J. A. Smith, and C. C. Wilmers. 2017. Residential development influences on puma behavior, movement, and energetics in a fragmented landscape. PLoS ONE 2:e0184687.

Smith, J. A., J. P. Suraci, M. Clinchy, A. Crawford+, D. Sampson, L. Y. Zanette*, and C. C. Wilmers*. 2017. Fear of the human “super predator” reduces feeding time in large carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 284:20170433. +undergraduate author; *authors contributed equally. Featured on cover.

Suraci, J. P., M. Clinchy, B. Mugerwa, M. Delsey, D. W. Macdonald, J. A. Smith, C. C. Wilmers, L. Y. Zanette. 2017. A new Automated Behavioural Response system to integrate playback experiments into camera trap studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:957-964.


Smith, J. A., Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2016. Spatial characteristics of residential development shift large carnivore prey composition. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(6):1040–1048.


Allen, M. L., H. U. Wittmer, P. Houghtaling, J. A. Smith, L. M. Elbroch, and C. C. Wilmers. 2015. The role of scent marking in mate selection by female pumas (Puma concolor). PloS ONE 10(10):e0139087.

Wilmers, C. C., B. Nickel, C. M. Bryce, J. A. Smith, R. E. Wheat, and V. Yovovich. 2015. The golden age of bio-logging: how animal-borne sensors are advancing the frontiers of ecology. Ecology 96(7):1741–1753. Featured on cover.

Smith, J. A., Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2015. Top carnivores increase their kill rates on prey as a response to human-induced fear. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 282(1802):20142711.


Smith, J. A., and L. P. Erb. 2013. Patterns of selective caching behavior of a generalist herbivore, the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 45(3):396-403.