In this way I maintain a large, vibrant laboratory conducting research across the world, but most especially in East Africa. Species of central importance to my research include, among others, giraffes and lions. Both species have suffered dramatic population reductions in the last 15 years attributable to a variety of factors including habitat loss, disease, illegal hunting, and human-wildlife conflict. The multi-dimensional nature of these conservation problems require truly interdisciplinary research approaches. Thus, I promote interdisciplinarity as I pursue research questions that have a theoretical foundation and applied importance, collaborate with knowledge experts from a number of different fields, and blend research approaches from several different disciplines. The results of this research intend to reveal compelling aspects of animal ecology that have relevance to conservation and management. The solutions garnered from this research are not only relevant to East Africa, but can scale in application and impact to a wide array of ecosystems across the world.
Montgomery, R.A., G.J. Roloff, J.J. Millspaugh, and M. Nylen-Nemetchek. 2014. Living amidst a sea of agriculture: Predicting the occurrence of Canada lynx within an ecological island. Wildlife Biology 20:145-154.
Brown, D.D., R.A. Montgomery, R.W. Kays, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2014. Selection and spatial arrangement of rest sites within northern tamandua anteater home ranges. Journal of Zoology 293:160-170.
Meena, V., D.W. Macdonald, and R.A. Montgomery. 2014. Managing success: Asiatic lion conservation, interface problems and peoples’ perceptions in the Gir Protected Area. Biological Conservation 174:120-126.
Montgomery, R.A., J.A. Vucetich, G.J. Roloff, J.K. Bump, and R.O. Peterson. 2014. Where wolves kill moose: The influence of prey life history dynamics on the landscape ecology of predation. PLoS One 9(3): e91414.
Jachowski, D.S., R.A. Montgomery, R. Slotow, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2013. Unravelling complex associations between physiological state and movement of African elephants. Functional Ecology 27:1166-1175.
Montgomery, R.A., J.A. Vucetich, R.O. Peterson, G.J. Roloff, and K.F. Millenbah. 2013. The influence of winter severity, predation and senescence on moose habitat use. Journal of Animal Ecology 82:301-309.
Montgomery, R.A., G.J. Roloff, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2013. Variation in elk response to roads by season, sex, and road type. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:313-325.
Montgomery, R.A., G.J. Roloff, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2012. Importance of visibility when evaluating animal response to roads. Wildlife Biology 18:393-405.
Goetz, K.T., R.A. Montgomery, J.M. Ver Hoef, R.C. Hobbs and D.S. Johnson. 2012. Identifying essential habitat of the endangered beluga whale in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Endangered Species Research 16:135-147.
Montgomery, R.A., G.J. Roloff and J.M. Ver Hoef. 2011. Implications of ignoring telemetry error on inference in wildlife resource use models. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:702-708.
Montgomery, R.A., G.J. Roloff, J.M. Ver Hoef and J.J. Millspaugh. 2010. Can we accurately characterize wildlife resource use when telemetry data are imprecise? Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1917-1925.
Montgomery, R.A., C.N. Rubeck-Schurtz, K.F. Millenbah, G.J. Roloff, M.E. Whalon and L.G. Olsen. 2009. Modeling protected species habitat and assigning risk to inform regulatory decisions. Environmental Management 44:12-23.
Montgomery, R.A., J.M. Ver Hoef and P.L. Boveng. 2007. Spatial modeling of haul-out site use by harbor seals in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series 341:257-264.