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Leroux, S.J., E. Vander Wal, Y.F. Wiersma, L. Hermanutz, L.Charron, J.D. Ebel, N.M. Ellis, C. Hart, E. Kissler, P.W. Saunders, L. Smedjova, A. Tanner, S.Yalcin. “Stoichiometric distribution models: Ecological stoichiometry at the landscape scale” 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.

Lewis, K., E. Vander Wal, D. Fifield. “Wildlife biology, big data, and reproducible research.” 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.

Webber, Q.M.R. and E. Vander Wal. “An evolutionary framework outlining the integration of individual social and spatial ecology.” In revision.

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

Vander Wal E., M. Festa-Bianchet, D. Réale, Q.M.R. Webber, A. Gagné-Delorme, D.W. Coltman and F. Pelletier. “Disentangling behavioural pathways to network centrality in a fission-fusion society: implications for individual fitness.” Submitted.


Reynolds, J.J., E. Vander Wal, B.K. Adams, R.M. Curran, M.J. McGrath, C.M. Doucet. “Does prey density predict characteristics of primiparity in a solitary and specialized predator?” accepted Canadian Journal of Zoology.

Bonar, M., M.P. Laforge, E. Vander Wal. “Observation of a p <10-9 life history event: implications of record-late caribou parturition on ungulate reproductive ecology and field studies.” In press Canadian Journal of Zoology.


Vander Wal, E., A. Gagné-Delorme, M. Festa-Bianchet, and F. Pelletier, “Dyadic associations and individual sociality in bighorn ewes,” Behavioral Ecology 27, no. 2 (2016): 560–566, doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv193 PDF

M. Leclerc, Vander Wal, E., A. Zedrosser, J. E. Swenson, J. Kindberg, and F. Pelletier, “Quantifying consistent individual differences in habitat selection,” Oecologia 180, no. 3 (2016): 697–705, doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3500-6 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,” Ecology 96, no. 3 (2015): 631–641, doi: 10.1890/14-1320.1 PDF

M. P. Laforge, Vander Wal, E., R. K. Brook, E. M. Bayne, and P. D. McLoughlin, “Process-focussed, multi-grain resource selection functions,” Ecological Modelling 305 (2015): 10–21, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.03.003 PDF

K. Stolle, FM van Beest, Vander Wal, E., and RK Brook, “Diurnal and Nocturnal Activity Patterns of Invasive Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Saskatchewan, Canada,” Canadian Field-Naturalist 129 (2015): 76–79. PDF

G. Turgeon, Vander Wal, E., A. Massé, and F. Pelletier, “Born to be wild? Response of an urban exploiter to human-modified environment and fluctuating weather conditions,” Canadian Journal of Zoology 322, no. March (2015): 315–322, doi: 10.1139/cjz-2014-0263 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,” Evolutionary Applications 7, no. 7 (2014): 856–868, doi: 10.1111/eva.12168 PDF

Vander Wal, E., D. Garant, and F. Pelletier, “Evolutionary perspectives on wildlife disease: Concepts and applications,” Evolutionary Applications 7, no. 7 (2014): 715–722, 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,” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68, no. 3 (2014): 383–390, doi: 10.1007/s00265-013-1652-0 PDF

F. M. van Beest, P. D. McLoughlin, Vander Wal, E., and R. K. Brook, “Density-dependent habitat selection and partitioning between two sympatric ungulates,” Oecologia 175, no. 4 (2014): 1155–1165, doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-2978-7 PDF

F. M. van Beest, A. Uzal, Vander Wal, E., 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,” Journal of Animal Ecology 83, no. 1 (2014): 147–156, doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12115 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,” Canadian Journal of Zoology 609, no. October 2012 (2013): 601–609, doi: 10.1139/cjz-2012-0237 PDF

Vander Wal, E., D Garant, M Festa-Bianchet, and F Pelletier, “Evolutionary rescue in vertebrates: evidence, applications and uncertainty.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 368, no. 1610 (2013): 20120090, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0090 PDF

Vander Wal, E., I Edye, P. C. Paquet, D. W. Coltman, E. Bayne, R. K. Brook, and J. A. Andrés, “Juxtaposition between host population structures: Implications for disease transmission in a sympatric cervid community,” Evolutionary Applications 6, no. 7 (2013): 1001–1011, doi: 10.1111/eva.12065 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,” PLoS ONE 8, no. 1 (2013), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053777 PDF

K. Robert, D. Garant, Vander Wal, E., and F. Pelletier, “Context-dependent social behaviour: Testing the interplay between season and kinship with raccoons,” Journal of Zoology 290, no. 3 (2013): 199–207, doi: 10.1111/jzo.12027 PDF

F. M. van Beest, Vander Wal, E., 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,” Oecologia 173, no. 2 (2013): 409–420, doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2647-2 PDF

F. M. van Beest, Vander Wal, E., A. V. Stronen, and R. K. Brook, “Factors driving variation in movement rate and seasonality of sympatric ungulates,” Journal of Mammalogy 94, no. 2 (2013): 691–702, doi: 10.1644/080.S1 PDF

A. L. Contasti, F. M. Van Beest, Vander Wal, E., and P. D. McLoughlin, “Identifying hidden sinks in growing populations from individual fates and movements: The feral horses of Sable Island,” Journal of Wildlife Management 77, no. 8 (2013): 1545–1552, doi: 10.1002/jwmg.625 PDF

C. J. Dugal, F. M. Van Beest, Vander Wal, E., and R. K. Brook, “Targeting hunter distribution based on host resource selection and kill sites to manage disease risk,” Ecology and Evolution 3, no. 12 (2013): 4265–4277, doi: 10.1002/ece3.788 PDF

R. K. Brook, Vander Wal, E., 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,” Preventive Veterinary Medicine 108, nos. 2-3 (2013): 137–147, doi: j.prevetmed.2012.07.017 PDF


Vander Wal, E. and A. R. Rodgers, “An individual-based quantitative approach for delineating core areas of animal space use,” Ecological Modelling 224, no. 1 (2012): 48–53, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.10.006 PDF R script

Vander Wal, E., P. C. Paquet, and J. A. Andrés, “Influence of landscape and social interactions on transmission of disease in a social cervid,” Molecular Ecology 21, no. 5 (2012): 1271–1282, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05431.x PDF

Vander Wal, E., H. Yip, and P. D. McLoughlin, “Sex-based differences in density-dependent sociality: An experiment with a gregarious ungulate,” Ecology 93, no. 1 (2012): 206–212, doi: 10.1890/11-0020.1 PDF


Vander Wal, E., P. D. McLoughlin, and R. K. Brook, “Spatial and temporal factors influencing sightability of elk,” Journal of Wildlife Management 75, no. 6 (2011): 1521–1526, doi: 10.1002/jwmg.208 PDF

P. D. McLoughlin, Vander Wal, E., 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,” Basic and Applied Ecology 12, no. 8 (2011): 654–663, doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2011.09.001 PDF


P. D. McLoughlin, D. W. Morris, D. Fortin, Vander Wal, E., and A. L. Contasti, “Considering ecological dynamics in resource selection functions,” Journal of Animal Ecology 79, no. 1 (2010): 4–12, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01613.x PDF


Vander Wal, E. and A. R. Rodgers, “Designating seasonality using rate of movement,” Journal of Wildlife Management 73, no. 7 (2009): 1189–1196, doi: 10.2193/2008-137 PDF