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Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, W. B. Sloan, S. Holt, T. G. Creech, R. S. Crowhurst, J. R. Jaeger, K. M. Longshore, & R. J. Monello. In press. Fifty years after Welles and Welles: distribution and genetic structure of desert bighorn sheep in Death Valley National Park. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Death Valley Natural History Conference, Death Valley National Park, California.

Creech, T. G., C. W. Epps, R. Monello, and J. D. Wehausen. In press. Using network theory to prioritize management in a desert bighorn sheep metapopulation. Landscape Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0016-0.

Wilder, B. T., J. L. Betancourt, C. W. Epps, R. S. Crowhurst, J. I. Mead, & E. Excurra. 2014. Local extinction and unintentional rewilding of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) on a desert island. PloSOne 9:e91358.

Castillo, J. A., C. W. Epps, A. R. Davis, & S. A. Cushman. 2014. Landscape effects on gene flow for a climate-sensitive montane species, the American pika. Molecular Ecology 23:843-856.

Waits, L., & C. W. Epps. In press. Population genetics and habitat. In M. L. Morrison & H. A. Mathewson, eds. Wildlife Habitat Conservation: Concepts, Challenges, and Solutions. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

Epps, C. W., K. Nowak, B. M. Mutayoba. In press. Unfenced reserves, unparalleled biodiversity, and a rapidly-changing landscape: roadways and wildlife in East Africa. Chapter 39e in R. van der Ree, D. Smith, C. Grilo, eds. Road Ecology. Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken, New Jersey.

Jeffress, M. R., T. J. Rodhouse, C. Ray, S. Wolff, & C. W. Epps. 2013. The idiosyncrasies of place: geographic variation in the climate-distribution relationships of the American pika. Ecological Applications 23:864-878.

Epps, C. W., S. K. Wasser, J. L. Keim, B. M. Mutayoba, & J. S. Brashares. 2013. Quantifying past and present connectivity illuminates a rapidly changing landscape for the African elephant. Molecular Ecology 22:1574-1588.

Epps, C. W., J. A. Castillo, A. Schmidt-K√ľntzel, P. du Preez, G. Stuart-Hill, M. Jago, & R. Naidoo. 2013. Contrasting historical and recent gene flow among African buffalo herds in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Journal of Heredity 104:172-181.

Crowhurst, R. S., T. D. Mullins, B. M. Mutayoba, & C. W. Epps. 2013. Characterization of eight polymorphic loci for Maasai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) using non-invasive genetic samples. Conservation Genetics 5:85-87.

Rudnick, D., S. Ryan, P. Beier, S. Cushman, C. W. Epps, L Gerber, J. Hartter, J. Jenness, J. Kintsch, A. Merenlander, R. Perkl, D. Preziozi, & S. Trombulak. 2012. Emerging principles in understanding landscape connectivity: practical tools for conservation decision-making. Issues in Ecology Report No. 16.

Cordero, A. G., & C. W. Epps. 2012. From desert to rainforest: morphological variation in the bushy-tailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea) is associated with a prominent climatic gradient. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 19:135-153.

*Epps, C.W., B. M. Mutayoba, L. E. Gwin, & J. S. Brashares. 2011. An empirical evaluation of the African elephant as a focal species for connectivity planning East Africa. Diversity and Distributions 17:603-612.

Haig, S. M., W. M. Bronaugh, R. S. Crowhurst, J. D'Elia, C. A. Eagles-Smith, C.W. Epps, B. Knaus, M. P. Miller, M.I L. Moses, S. Oyler-McCance, W. D. Robinson, & B. Sidlauskas [authors after Haig alphabetical]. 2011. Perspectives in ornithology: avian conservation genetics. Auk 128:205-229.

Sawyer, S., C. W.Epps, & J. S. Brashares. 2011. Placing linkages among fragmented habitats: Do least-cost path models reflect how animals use landscapes? Journal of Applied Ecology 48:668-678.

Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, P. J. Palsboll, & D. R. McCullough. 2010. Using genetic tools to track desert bighorn sheep colonizations. Journal of Wildlife Management. 74:522-531.

Flesch, A. D., C. W. Epps, J. W. Cain III, M. Clark, P. R. Krausman, & J. R. Morgart. 2010. Potential effects of the United States-Mexico border fence on wildlife. Conservation Biology. 24:171-181.

Brashares, J. S., L. R. Prugh, C. J. Stoner, & C. W. Epps. 2010. Ecological and conservation implications of mesopredator release. Pages 221-240 in J. Terborgh & M. Soule, eds. Trophic Cascades: predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature. Island Press, Washington D.C., USA.

*Jones, T., C. W. Epps, B. M. Mbano, P. Coppolillo, B. M. Mutayoba, F. Rovero. 2009. Maintaining ecological connectivity between the protected areas of south-central Tanzania: evidence and challenges. Proceedings of the TAWIRI Scientific Conference. 6:541-555.

Prugh, L. R., C. J. Stoner, C. W. Epps, W. T. Bean, W. J. Ripple, A. S. Laliberte, & J. S. Brashares. 2009. The rise of the mesopredator. Bioscience. 59:779-789.

Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, V. C. Bleich, S. G. Torres, and J. S. Brashares. 2007. Optimizing dispersal and corridor models using landscape genetics. Journal of Applied Ecology. 44:714-724.

Ramey II, R. R., J. D. Wehausen, H.-P. Liu, C. W. Epps, and L. M. Carpenter. How King et al. (2006) define an “evolutionarily distinct” subspecies: a response. Molecular Ecology. 16:3518-3521.

Epps, C. W., P. J. Palsbøll, J. D. Wehausen, G. K. Roderick, and D. R. McCullough. 2006. Elevation and connectivity define genetic refugia for mountain sheep as climate warms. Molecular Ecology(fast track) 15:4295-4302

Epps, C. W., P. J. Palsbøll, J. D. Wehausen, G. K. Roderick, R. R. Ramey II, and D. R. McCullough. 2005. Highways block gene flow and cause a rapid decline in genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep. Ecology Letters 8:1029-1038.

Epps, C. W., D. R. McCullough, J. D. Wehausen, V. C. Bleich, and J. R. Rechel. 2004. Effects of climate change on population persistence of desert-dwelling mountain sheep in California. Conservation Biology 18:102-113.

Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, V. C. Bleich, and S. G. Torres. 2005. Status of bighorn sheep in California. Desert Bighorn Council Transactions 47(2003):20-35.

Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, P. J. Palsbøll, and D. R. McCullough. 2005. Using genetic methods to describe and infer recent colonizations by desert bighorn sheep. Pp. 51-62 in Goerrissen, J., and J. M. Andre, editors. Symposium Proceedings for the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center 1978-2003; A Quarter Century of Research and Teaching.

Ramey, R. R. II, J. D. Wehausen, H.-P. Liu, C. W. Epps, L. M. Carpenter. 2006. Should hypothesis testing or selective posthoc interpretation of results guide the allocation of conservation effort? Animal Conservation 9:244-247.

Ramey II, R. R., H.-P. Liu, C. W. Epps, J. D. Wehausen, and L. M. Carpenter. 2005. Genetic relatedness of the Preble’s meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) to nearby subspecies of Z. hudsonius as inferred from variation in cranial morphology, mitochondrial DNA, and microsatellite data: implications for taxonomy and conservation. Animal Conservation 8:329-346.

Wehausen, J. D., R. R. Ramey II, and C. W. Epps. 2004. Experiments in DNA extraction and PCR amplification from bighorn sheep feces: the importance of DNA extraction method. Journal of Heredity 95:503-509.

Reports and Proceedings (Not Peer-Reviewed)

*Epps, C. W., B. M. Mutayoba, S. K. Wasser, & J. S. Brashares. 2008. Past and present connectivity of wildlife populations in Tanzania, East Africa. Unpublished report to the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute.

*Epps, C. W., B. M. Mutayoba, B. M. Mbano, P. Coppolillo, S. K. Wasser, & J. S. Brashares. 2007. Past and present connectivity of wildlife populations in Tanzania, East Africa. Unpublished report to the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute.

*Epps, C. W. 2008. Udzungwa-Ruaha Corridor and Udzungwa-Mikumi Corridor. Pp. 27-28 in T. Jones, T. Caro, and T. Davenport, editors. Wildlife corridors in Tanzania. Unpublished report to the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute.

*Funded in whole or part by National Science Foundation IRFP #0602082

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