Hawthorne Beyer

In review / submission

  • Correa, D.F, Beyer, H.L., Possingham, H.P., Thomas-Hall, S.R., & Shenk, P.M. Adoption of novel, sustainable bioenergy alternatives at lowest environmental costs. textit{BioScience}
  • O`Bryan, C.J., Braczkowski, A.R., Beyer, H.L., Carter, N., Watson, J.E.M., & McDonald-Madden, E. The contribution of predators and scavengers to human health and well-being. Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • Allek, A., Assis, A.S., Eiras, N., Amaral, T.P., Willams, B., Butt, N., Renwick, A., Bennett, J. & Beyer, H.L. The threats endangering Australia’s at-risk fauna. Biological Conservation.
  • Wadey, J., Beyer, H.L., Saaban, S., Othman, N., Leimgruber, P. & Campos-Arceiz, A. Why did the elephant cross the road? The complex response of wild elephants to a major road in Peninsular Malaysia. Biological Conservation.
  • Beyer, H.L., de Villiers, D., Loader, J., Robbins, A., Stigner, M., Forbes, N. & Hanger, J. Management of multiple threats achieves meaningful koala conservation outcomes. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Peer-reviewed papers

  1. Braczkowski, A., O’Bryan, C., Beyer, H.L., Stringer, M., Watson, J. & Possingham, H.P. (in press) Large carnivores can save money and lives in developing nation cities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  2. Tisdell, C., Preece, H., Abdullah, S. & Beyer, H.L.. Strategies to conserve the koala: cost-effectiveness considerations Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 24: 302-318. DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2017.1349693
  3. Williams, B., Shoo, L., Wilson, K. & Beyer, H.L.. 2017. Navigating asset protection and conservation objectives associated with fire management in a fire-dependent ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12920
  4. Correa, D.F, Beyer, H.L., Thomas-Hall, S.R., Possingham, H.P., & Shenk, P.M. 2017. Biodiversity impacts of bioenergy production: Microalgae vs. first generation biofuels. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 74: 1131-1146. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.068
  5. Raynor, E, Beyer, H.L., Briggs, J.M. & Joern, A. 2017. Complex variation in habitat selection strategies among individuals driven by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Ecology and Evolution, 7(6): 1802-1822. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2764
  6. Runting, R.K., Lovelock, C.E., Beyer, H.L. and Rhodes, J.R. 2017. Costs and opportunities for preserving coastal wetlands under sea level rise. Conservation Letters, 10: 49-57. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12239
  7. Stigner, M.G., Beyer, H.L., Klein, C., Watts, M. & Fuller, R.A. (in press). Reconciling recreational use and conservation values in a coastal protected area. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53: 1206-1214, DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12662
  8. Beyer, H.L., Dujardin, Y., Watts, M.E. & H.P. Possingham. Solving conservation planning problems with integer linear programming. Ecological Modelling 328: 14-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.02.005
  9. Bunton, J., Ernst, A.T., Hanson, J., Beyer, H.L., Hammill, E., Runge, C., Venter, O., Possingham, H.P. and Rhodes, J.R. 2015. Integrated planning of linear infrastructure and conservation areas. MODSIM2015, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (peer-reviewed conference proceeding)
  10. Crouzeilles, R., Beyer, H.L., Mills, M., Grelle, C.E.V., & H.P. Possingham 2014. Incorporating habitat availability into systematic planning for restoration: a species specific approach for Atlantic Forest mammals. Diversity & Distributions 21: 1027-1037, DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12349
  11. Campbell, H.A., Beyer, H.L., Dennis, T.E., Dwyer, R.G., Forester, J.D., Fukuda, Y., Lynch, C., Hindell, M.A., Menke, N., Morales, J.M., Richardson, C., Rodgers, E., Taylor, G., Watts, M.E. & Westcott, D.A. 2015. Finding our way: on the sharing and reuse of animal telemetry data in Australasia. Science of the Total Environment 534: 79-84, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.089
  12. Matthiopoulos, J, Fieberg, J., Aarts, G., Beyer, H.L., Morales, J. and Haydon, D.T. 2015. Establishing the link between habitat selection and animal population dynamics. Ecological Monographs 85: 413–436, DOI: 10.1890/14-2244.1
  13. Beyer, H.L., Gurarie, E., Borger, L., Panzacchi, M., Basille, M., Herfindal, I., Van Moorter, B., Lele, S.R. & Matthiopoulos, J. 2014. “You shall not pass!”: quantifying barrier permeability and proximity avoidance by animals. Journal of Animal Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12275
  14. Hopcraft, G.C., Morales, J.M., Beyer, H.L., Borner, M., Mwangomo, E., Sinclair, A.R.E, Olf, H. and Haydon, D.T. 2014. Competition, predation, and migration: individual choice patterns of Serengeti migrants captured by hierarchical models Ecology 84:355–372, doi: 10.1890/13-1446.1.
  15. Cleaveland, S., Beyer, H.L., Hampson, K., Haydon, D., Lankester, F., Lembo, T., Meslin, F.-X., Morters, M. Mtema, Z., Sambo, M. and Townsend S. 2014. The changing landscape of rabies epidemiology and control. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 81, Art. #731, 8 pages.
  16. Roever, C.L., Beyer, H.L., Chase, M.J., and van Aarde, R.J. 2014. The dangers of ignoring behaviour when quantifying habitat selection. Diversity & Distributions 20: 322–333..
  17. Butt, N., Beyer, H.L., Bennett, J.R., Biggs, D., Maggini, R., Mills, M., Renwick, A., Seabrook, L.M. & Possingham, H.P. 2013. Biodiversity risks from fossil fuel extraction. Science 342 (6157), 425-426.
  18. Beyer, H.L., Morales, J.M., Murray, D.L. and Fortin, M.-J. 2013. Estimating behavioural states from movement paths using Bayesian state-space models: a proof of concept. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4 (5), 433-441.
  19. Craft, M.E., Beyer, H.L. and Haydon, D.T. 2013. Predicting epidemic size using observable data: an indeterminate problem? PLoS One 8(3), e57878.
  20. Beyer, H.L., Ung, R., Murray, D.L. and Fortin, M.-J. 2013.. Functional responses, seasonal variation and thresholds in behavioural responses of moose to road density. Journal of Applied Ecology 50(2), 286-294.
  21. Beyer, H.L., Hampson, K., Lembo, T., Cleaveland, S., Kaare, M. and Haydon, D.T. 2012. The implications of metapopulation dynamics on the design of rabies vaccination campaigns. Vaccine 30(6), 1014-1022.
  22. Beyer, H.L., Hampson, K., Lembo, T., Cleaveland, S., Kaare, M. and Haydon, D.T. 2011. Metapopulation dynamics of rabies and the efficacy of vaccination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278, 2182-2190.
  23. Beyer, H.L., Haydon, D.T., Morales, J.M., Frair, J.L., Hebblewhite, M., Mitchell, M. and Matthiopoulos, J. 2010. The interpretation of habitat preference metrics under use-availability designs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 365, 2245-2254. (Received 2011 Outstanding Article Award from The Wildlife Society).
  24. Gillies, C.S., Beyer, H.L. and Cassady St. Clair, C. 2011. Fine-scale movement decisions of tropical forest birds in a fragmented landscape. Ecological Applications 21(3), 944-954.
  25. Fortin, D., Fortin, M.E., Beyer, H.L., Duschesne, T., Courant, S. and Dancose, K. 2009. Group size mediated habitat selection and group fusion-fission dynamics of bison under predation risk. Ecology 90(9), 2480-2490.
  26. Nielsen, S.E., Stenhouse, G.B., Beyer, H.L., Huettmann, F. and Boyce, M.S. 2008. Can natural disturbance-based forestry rescue a declining population of grizzly bears? Biological Conservation 141(9), 2193-2207.
  27. Aldridge, C.L., Nielsen, S.E., Beyer, H.L., Boyce, M.S., Connelly, J.W., Knick, S.T. and Schroeder, M.A. 2008. Range-wide patterns of greater sage-grouse persistence. Diversity and Distributions 14(6), 983-994.
  28. Frair, J.L., Merrill, E.H., Beyer, H.L., and Morales, J.M. 2008. Thresholds in landscape connectivity and mortality risks in response to growing road networks. Journal of Applied Ecology 45(5), 1504-1513.
  29. Beyer, H.L., Merrill, E.H., Varley, N. and Boyce, M.S. 2007. Willow on Yellowstone’s northern range: evidence for a trophic cascade? Ecological Applications 17(6), 1563-1571.
  30. Forester, J.D., Ives, A.R., Turner, M.G., Anderson D.P., Fortin, D., Beyer, H.L., Smith, D.W. and Boyce, M.S. 2006. State-space models link elk movement patterns to landscape characteristics in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs 77(2), 285-299.
  31. Anderson, D.P., Turner, M.G., Forester, J.D., Zhu, J., Boyce, M.S., Beyer, H.L., and Stowell, L. 2006. Scale-dependent summer resource selection by reintroduced elk in Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Wildlife Management 69(1), 298-310.
  32. Fortin, D., Beyer, H.L., Boyce, M.S., Smith, D.W., Duchesne, T. and Mao, J.S. 2005. Wolves influence elk movements: behaviour shapes a trophic cascade in Yellowstone National Park. Ecology 86(5), 1320-1330.
  33. Frair, J.L. Nielsen, S.E., Merrill, E.H. Lele, S.R., Boyce, M.S., Munro, R.H.M., Stenhouse, G.B., and Beyer, H.L. 2004. Removing habitat-induced, GPS-collar bias from inferences of habitat selection. Journal of Applied Ecology 41, 201-212.
  34. Frair, J.L., Merrill, E.H., Visscher, D.R., Fortin, D., Beyer, H.L., and Morales, J.M. 2005. Scales of movement by elk (Cervus elaphus) in response to heterogeneity in forage resources and predation risk. Landscape Ecology 20(3), 273-287.
  35. Merrill, E.H., Beyer, H.L., Jones, G.P. and McDaniel, G.W. 2003. Deciduous woodland conservation under heavy deer browsing on Devils Tower National Monument, USA. Journal for Nature Conservation, 10, 221-232.

Book chapters

  • Bart, J. and Beyer, H.L.. 2012. Analysis options for estimating status and trends in long-term monitoring, in Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies (eds: Gitzen, R.A., Millspaugh, J.J., Cooper, A.B. and Licht, D.S.).
  • Beyer, H.L., Jenness, J. and Cushman, S. 2010. Components of Spatial Information Management in Wildlife Ecology: Software for Statistical and Modeling Analysis, in Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation (eds: Huettmann, F. and Cushman, S.). Springer.

Public communication / grey literature

  • Butt, N., Beyer, H.L. & Seabrook, L. 2013. Decision Point.
  • Butt, N. & Beyer, H.L.. 2013. Leave it in the ground! How fossil fuel extraction affects biodiversity. The Conversation.
  • Beyer, H.L.. 2012. The Geospatial Modelling Environment (150pp).
  • Beyer, H.L.. 2011. The changing nature of data, questions, and analytical tools. The Wildlife Society Spatial Analysis Newsletter (2pp).
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