Aubry Lab Population Ecology in a Changing World

Quantitative Ecology

Submitted (*equal contribution or advisory role)

  •   Falvo C., French S.S., Webb A., and L.M. Aubry*. The cost of immunity in the wild: elevation shapes distinct life history trade-offs in a sub-alpine hibernator (Submitted, Oecologia)

  • Mullins M., and L.M. Aubry*. Impacts of Road Closure, Climate, and Vegetation Change on Elk demography (Under review, Western North American Naturalist)

  • J.D., Reynolds-Hogland M., Koons D.N., Carr P., and L.M. Aubry*. The doughnut effect: black bear behavioral responses to fear in a wildland-urban interface in the Mid-Atlantic United States (Under review, Biological Conservation)

In preparation

  • Aubry L.M., Iles D., Gimenez O., Choquet R., Rockwell R., and D.N. Koons. The curious disappearance of cohort effects: robustness to natal habitat degradation in an over-abundant species. 

  • Jenouvrier S., Aubry L.M., Barbraud C., Weimerskirch H. and H. Caswell. Deterministic and stochastic differences across individuals are tempered by environmental conditions in an Antarctic seabird

  • Aubry L.M., Choquet R., Gimenez O., Rockwell R. and D.N. Koons. Long-term consequences of early-life environmental conditions in lesser snow geese. 

  • Cam E., Authier M., Aubry L.M., Jaffré M., Sallé L., Monnat J.-Y., Link W.A., Pradel R., and O. Gimenez. Age, experience, clutch size and demographic heterogeneity in female kittiwakes: effects and effect sizes revisited. 

(*equal contribution / advisory role


  • Jenouvrier S., Aubry L.M., Barbraud C., Weimerskirch H. and H. Caswell. Unobserved heterogeneity in vital rates creates a diversity of life histories in an Antarctic seabird population (Accepted, Journal of Animal Ecology)

  • Authier M., Aubry L.M., and E. Cam.  Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Model Misspecification Undermines Tests of The Neutral Theory for Life Histories (Accepted, Ecology and Evolution).


  • Cam E., Aubry L.M.*, and M. Authier (2016). The Conundrum of heterogeneity in life histories. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(11): 872–886

  • Raithel J.D, Reynolds-Hogland M., Koons D.N., Carr P. and L.M. Aubry* (2016). Recreational harvest and incident-response protocols reduce human-carnivore conflicts in an anthropogenic landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12830.

  • Wolfe M., Gese E., Stoner D., Terletzky P., and L.M. Aubry* (2016). Evaluation of Harvest Indices for Cougar Management in Utah. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80(1): 27-36. 


  • Wolfe M., Koons D.N., Stoner D., Terletzky P., Gese E., Choate D. and L.M. Aubry* (2015). Is Anthropogenic Mortality Additive to Natural Mortality in Cougar? Learning from Longitudinal Studies of Heavily and Lightly Harvested Populations. Biological Conservation, 182: 187-196.


  • Dowd J.B., Gese E. and L.M. Aubry (2014). Winter space use of coyotes in high-elevation environments: behavioral adaptation to deep snow. Journal of Ethology, 32: 29-41

  • Koons D.N., Gamelon M., Gaillard J.M., Aubry L.M., Rockwell R.F., and O. Gimenez (2014). Methods for Studying Cause-Specific Senescence in the Wild. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5(9): 924-993

  • Koons D.N., Rockwell R.F. and L.M. Aubry (2014). Effects of exploitation on a native invasive species: the lesser snow goose dilemma. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(2): 365-374

  • Wolfe M., Gese E., Terletzky P., Stoner D., and L.M. Aubry* (2014). Evaluation of harvest indices currently used for cougar management in Utah: Oquirrh-Stansbury and Monroe Units as case studies. Utah Division for Wildland Resources


  • Aubry L.M., Rockwell R.F., Cooch E.G., Brook R., Mulder C., and D.N. Koons (2013). Climate change, phenology and habitat degradation: drivers of gosling body condition and juvenile survival in lesser snow geese. Global Change Biology, 19(1): 149-160

  • Dowd J.B., Gese E. and L.M. Aubry (2013). Coyote movements into lynx winter habitat: snowmobile trails as a driver for inter-specific competition? Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082862

  • Cam E., Gimenez O., Alpizar-Jara R., Aubry L.M., Authier M., Cooch E.G., Koons D.N., Link W.A., Monnat J.-Y., Nichols J.D., Rotella J.J., Royle J.A., R. Pradel (2013) Looking for a needle on a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population. Oikos, 122: 739-753.


  • Berg N.D., Gese E.M., Squires J.R. and L.M. Aubry (2012) Influence of forest structure on abundance of lynx prey species in western Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(7): 1480-1488


  • Aubry L.M., Cam E., Koons D.N., Monnat J.-Y. and P. Samuel (2011) The role of unobserved and observed heterogeneity in shaping survival in a long-lived seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(2): 375-383

  • Verheyden H., Aubry L.M., Merlet J., Petibon P., Chauveau-Duriot B., Guillon N., Duncan P (2011) Faecal nitrogen, an index of diet quality in roe deer Capreolus capreolus? Wildlife Biology, 17: 166- 175

  • Cam E. and L.M. Aubry* (2011) Early condition, recruitment and reproductive trajectory in long lived birds. Journal of Ornithology, 152:187-201


  • Aubry L.M., Rockwell R., and D.N. Koons (2010). Metapopulation dynamics of mid-continent lesser snow geese: implications for management. Human Wildlife Interactions, 4(2): 11-32

  • Aubry L.M., Koons D.N., Monnat J.-Y. and E. Cam (2009). Consequences of recruitment decisions and heterogeneity on age-specific breeding success in a long-lived seabird. Ecology, 90(9): 2491- 2501

  • Aubry L.M., Cam E. and J.-Y. Monnat (2009) Habitat selection, age-specific recruitment, and reproductive success in a long-lived seabird, the black-legged kittiwake; In Modeling demographic processes in marked populations series, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 3:365-392. 

Thesis & Dissertation

  • Aubry L.M. (2009). Influence of recruitment decisions and reproductive investment on the age-specific demography of a long-lived seabird: Implications for senescence. PhD Dissertation, collaboration: MPIDR, Rostock, Germany / UPS, Toulouse, France

  • Aubry L.M. (2005) Spatial structure of the Roe deer’s dietary quality (Capreolus capreolus) in a fragmented landscape; Master Thesis, UPS, Toulouse, France