Publications

2019

Robitaille, A. L., Q. M. R. Webber, and E. Vander Wal. “Conducting social network analysis with animal telemetry data: applications and methods using spatsoc”. In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2019). DOI: 10.11112041-210X.13215.

Peignier, M., Q. M. R. Webber, E. L. Koen, M. P. Laforge, A. L. Robitaille, and E. Vander Wal. “Space use and social association in a gregarious ungulate: Testing the conspecific attraction and resource dispersion hypotheses”. In: Ecology and Evolution (2019). DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5071.

O’Brien, P. P., E. Vander Wal, E. L. Koen, C. Brown, J. Guy, F. M. van Beest, and R. K. Brook. “Understanding habitat co-occurrence and the potential for competition between native mammals and invasive wild pigs at the northern edge of their range”. In: Canadian Journal of Zoology (2019). DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2018-0156.

Webber, Q. M. R. and E. Vander Wal. “Trends and perspectives on the use of animal social network analysis in behavioural ecology: a bibliometric approach”. In: Animal Behaviour (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.01.010.

2018

O’Brien, P. P., Q. M. R. Webber, and E. Vander Wal. “Consistent individual differences and population plasticity in network-derived sociality: An experimental manipulation of density in a gregarious ungulate”. In: PLoS ONE (2018). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193425. PDF

Bonar, M., E. Hance Ellington, K. P. Lewis, and E. Vander Wal. “Implementing a novel movement-based approach to inferring parturition and neonate caribou calf survival”. In: PLoS ONE (2018).

Koen, E. L., E. Vander Wal, R. Kost, and R. K. Brook. “Reproductive Ecology of Recently Established Wild Pigs in Canada”. In: The American Midland Naturalist (2018). DOI: 10.16740003-0031-179.2.275. 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: 10.11111365-2656.12773.

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

2017

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.

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.

2016

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

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.

2015

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

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. 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

2014

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

Beest, F. M. van, 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.

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: 10.189014-1320.1. 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

Beest, F. M. van, 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: 10.11111365-2656.12115. 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

2013

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

Beest, F. M. van, 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., 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. PDF

Beest, F. M. van, 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: 10.1644080.S1. 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., 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.

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. 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.

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 of London. Series B, Biological sciences (2013). DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0090. PDF

2012

Vander Wal, E., P. C. Paquet, and J. A. Andraés. “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. PDF

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: 10.189011-0020.1. PDF

2011

Wal, E. V., P. D. McLoughlin, R. K. Brook, E. Vander Wal, 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., 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

2010

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

2009

Vander Wal, E. and A. R. Rodgers. “Designating Seasonality Using Rate of Movement”. In: Journal of Wildlife Management (2009). DOI: 10.21932008-137. PDF