In revision and Submitted

Webber, Q.M.R., M.P. Laforge, M. Bonar, C. Hart, A. L. Robitaille, E. Vander Wal. The ecology of individual difference empirically applied to space use and movement tactics. In revision.

Stronen, A.V., A. Norman, E. Vander Wal, P. Paquet. “Finding and interpreting spatial genetic structure: integrating ecology, conservation and genetics” In revision.

Bonar, M., E. Vander Wal, K. Lewis, E.H. Ellington. 2016. “Retrospective movement rate analysis of female woodland caribou as a stand-alone technique to infer calving and neonate survival.” In revision.

O’Brien, P.P., Q.M.R. Webber, E.Vander Wal “Consistent individual differences in sociality: an experimental manipulation of density in a gregarious ungulate.” In revision.

Ellington, E.H., K. Lewis, E. Vander Wal. “Divergent juvenile survival and recruitment: the role of ecological factors and methodological biases.” Submitted.


Koen, E., E. Vander Wal, R. Kost and R. K. Brook. “Early trends in wild pig reproductive ecology in Canada”. In: American Midland Naturalist (2018).

Lewis, K. P., E. Vander Wal and D. A. Fifield. “Wildlife biology, big data, and reproducible research”. In: Wildlife Society Bulletin (Jan. 2018). DOI: 10.1002/wsb.847. PDF

Webber, Q. M. R. and E. Vander Wal. “An evolutionary framework outlining the integration of individual social and spatial ecology”. In: Journal of Animal Ecology (2018). DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12773.


Bonar, M., M. P. Laforge and E. Vander Wal. “Observation of a p [less than] 10^-9 life-history event: implications of record-late caribou birth on ungulate reproductive ecology and field studies”. In: Canadian Journal of Zoology (2017). DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0245. PDF

Leroux, S. J., E. Vander Wal, Y. F. Wiersma, L. Charron, J. D. Ebel, N. M. Ellis, C. Hart, E. Kissler, P. W. Saunders, L. Moudrá, A. L. Tanner and S. Yalcin. “Stoichiometric distribution models: ecological stoichiometry at the landscape extent”. In: Ecology Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1111/ele.12859.

Reynolds, J. J., E. Vander Wal, B. K. Adams, R. M. Curran and C. M. Doucet. “Does prey density predict characteristics of primiparity in a solitary and specialized predator, the Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)?”. In: Canadian Journal of Zoology (2017). DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0269.


Leclerc, M., E. Vander Wal, A. Zedrosser, J. E. Swenson, J. Kindberg and F. Pelletier. “Quantifying consistent individual differences in habitat selection”. In: Oecologia (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3500-6.

Vander Wal, E., A. Gagné-Delorme, M. Festa-Bianchet and F. Pelletier. “Dyadic associations and individual sociality in bighorn ewes”. In: Behavioral Ecology (2016). DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arv193. PDF


Laforge, M. P., E. Vander Wal, R. K. Brook, E. M. Bayne and P. D. McLoughlin. “Process-focussed, multi-grain resource selection functions”. In: Ecological Modelling (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.03.003.

Stolle, K., F. M. van Beest, E. Vander Wal and R. K. Brook. “Diurnal and Nocturnal Activity Patterns of Invasive Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Saskatchewan, Canada”. In: Canadian Field-Naturalist (2015). PDF

Turgeon, G. and E. Vander Wal. “Born to be wild? Response of an urban exploiter to human-modified environment and fluctuating weather conditions”. In: Canadian Journal of Zoology (2015). DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2014-0263. PDF


Van Beest, F. M., P. D. McLoughlin, E. Vander Wal and R. K. Brook. “Density-dependent habitat selection and partitioning between two sympatric ungulates”. In: Oecologia (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-2978-7.

Van Beest, F. M., A. Uzal, E. Vander Wal, M. P. Laforge, A. L. Contasti, D. Colville and P. D. McLoughlin. “Increasing density leads to generalization in both coarse-grained habitat selection and fine-grained resource selection in a large mammal”. In: Journal of Animal Ecology (2014). DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12115. PDF

Vander Wal, E., M. Festa-Bianchet, D. Réale, D. W. Coltman and F. Pelletier. “Sex-Based Differences in the Adaptive Value of Social Behavior Contrasted Against Morphology and Environment”. In: Ecology (2014). DOI: 10.1890/14-1320.1. PDF

Vander Wal, E., D. Garant, S. Calmé, C. A. Chapman, M. Festa-Bianchet, V. Millien, S. Rioux-Paquette and F. Pelletier. “Applying evolutionary concepts to wildlife disease ecology and management”. In: Evolutionary Applications (2014). DOI: 10.1111/eva.12168. PDF

Vander Wal, E., D. Garant and F. Pelletier. “Evolutionary perspectives on wildlife disease: Concepts and applications”. In: Evolutionary Applications (2014). DOI: 10.1111/eva.12179. PDF

Vander Wal, E., M. P. Laforge and P. D. McLoughlin. “Density dependence in social behaviour: Home range overlap and density interacts to affect conspecific encounter rates in a gregarious ungulate”. In: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1652-0. PDF


Brook, R. K., E. Vander Wal, F. M. van Beest and S. M. McLachlan. “Evaluating use of cattle winter feeding areas by elk and white-tailed deer: Implications for managing bovine tuberculosis transmission risk from the ground up”. In: Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.07.017.

Contasti, A. L., F. M. van Beest, E. Vander Wal and P. D. McLoughlin. “Identifying hidden sinks in growing populations from individual fates and movements: The feral horses of Sable Island”. In: Journal of Wildlife Management (2013). DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.625.

Dugal, C. J., F. M. van Beest, E. Vander Wal and R. K. Brook. “Targeting hunter distribution based on host resource selection and kill sites to manage disease risk”. In: Ecology and Evolution (2013). DOI: 10.1002/ece3.788. PDF

Robert, K., D. Garant, E. Vander Wal and F. Pelletier. “Context-dependent social behaviour: Testing the interplay between season and kinship with raccoons”. In: Journal of Zoology (2013). DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12027.

Van Beest, F. M., E. Vander Wal, A. V. Stronen and R. K. Brook. “Factors driving variation in movement rate and seasonality of sympatric ungulates”. In: Journal of Mammalogy (2013). DOI: 10.1644/080.S1. PDF

Van Beest, F. M., E. Vander Wal, A. V. Stronen, P. C. Paquet and R. K. Brook. “Temporal variation in site fidelity: Scale-dependent effects of forage abundance and predation risk in a non-migratory large herbivore”. In: Oecologia (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2647-2. PDF

Vander Wal, E., I. Edye, P. C. Paquet, D. W. Coltman, E. M. Bayne, R. K. Brook and J. A. Andrés. “Juxtaposition between host population structures: Implications for disease transmission in a sympatric cervid community”. In: Evolutionary Applications (2013). DOI: 10.1111/eva.12065.

Vander Wal, E., D. Garant, M. Festa-Bianchet and F. Pelletier. “Evolutionary rescue in vertebrates: evidence, applications and uncertainty”. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2013). DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0090. PDF

Vander Wal, E., P. C. Paquet, F. Messier and P. D. McLoughlin. “Effects of phenology and sex on social proximity in a gregarious ungulate”. In: Canadian Journal of Zoology (2013). DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2012-0237. PDF

Vander Wal, E., F. M. van Beest and R. K. Brook. “Density-Dependent Effects on Group Size Are Sex-Specific in a Gregarious Ungulate”. In: PLoS ONE (2013). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053777.


Vander Wal, E., P. C. Paquet and J. A. Andrés. “Influence of landscape and social interactions on transmission of disease in a social cervid”. In: Molecular Ecology (2012). DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05431.x.

Vander Wal, E. and A. R. Rodgers. “An individual-based quantitative approach for delineating core areas of animal space use”. In: Ecological Modelling (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.10.006. PDF

Vander Wal, E., H. Yip and P. D. McLoughlin. “Sex-based differences in density-dependent sociality: An experiment with a gregarious ungulate”. In: Ecology (2012). DOI: 10.1890/11-0020.1. PDF


McLoughlin, P. D., E. Vander Wal, S. J. Lowe, B. R. Patterson and D. L. Murray. “Seasonal shifts in habitat selection of a large herbivore and the influence of human activity”. In: Basic and Applied Ecology (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2011.09.001. PDF

Vander Wal, E., P. D. McLoughlin and R. K. Brook. “Spatial and temporal factors influencing sightability of elk”. In: Journal of Wildlife Management (2011). DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.208. PDF


McLoughlin, P. D., D. W. Morris, D. Fortin, E. Vander Wal and A. L. Contasti. “Considering ecological dynamics in resource selection functions”. In: Journal of Animal Ecology (2010). DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01613.x. PDF


Vander Wal, E. and A. R. Rodgers. “Designating Seasonality Using Rate of Movement”. In: Journal of Wildlife Management (2009). DOI: 10.2193/2008-137. PDF