Representative Publications (not an exhaustive list)
Note: Reprints/PDFs of these and other papers are available upon request and/or through ResearchGate.
Harvey, J. and K.W. Larsen. in press. Rattlesnake migrations and the implications of thermal landscapes. Movement Ecology.
Schmidt, D., Govindarajulu, P., Larsen, K.W. and M. Russello. in press. Genotyping-in-thousands reveals marked population structure in Western Rattlesnakes to inform conservation status. Ecology and Evolution.
Winton, S.A ., Bishop, C.A. and K.W. Larsen. 2020. When protected areas are not enough: low-traffic roads projected to cause a decline in a northern viper population. Endangered Species Research 41:131-139.
Hales, J-A and K.W. Larsen. 2019. Habitat selection by newly-metamorphosed Great Basin Spadefoots (Spea intermontana): a microcosm study. Western Wildlife 6:61–68.
Symes, S, R. Klafki, R. Packham and K.W. Larsen. 2019. Winter activity patterns of the North American badger (Taxidea taxus) at its northwestern periphery. Journal of Mammalogy https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz171
Maida, J., C.A. Bishop, and K.W. Larsen. 2019. Migration and disturbance: Impact of fencing and development on rattlesnake spring movements in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Zoology https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2019-0110
Symes, S., R. Klafki, R. Packham, K.W. Larsen. 2019. Discriminating different-purpose burrows of the North American badger (Taxidea taxus). Wildlife Research https://doi.org/10.2981/wlb.00528.
Maida, J.R., D.A. Kirk, O. McKibbin, J.R. Row, K.W. Larsen, C. Stringham and C.A. Bishop. 2019. Population estimate, survivorship and generation time of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus o. oreganus) at its northern-most range limits. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13:662–672.
Schmidt, Danielle; Campbell, Nathan; Larsen, Karl; Govindarajulu, Purnima; Russello, Michael. 2019. Genotyping-in-Thousands by sequencing (GT-seq) panel development and application to minimally-invasive DNA samples to support studies in molecular ecology. Molecular Ecology Resources https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13090
Ford, B., R.D. Weir, J.C. Lewis, K.W. Larsen and M. Russello. 2019. Fine-scale genetic structure and conservation status of American badgers at their northwestern range periphery. Conservation Genetics.
Lomas, E., J. Maida, C. Bishop and K.W. Larsen. 2019. Movement ecology of Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus o. oreganus) in response to disturbance. Herpetologica 75(2):153-161
Winton, S.A., R. Taylor, C.A. Bishop, and K.W. Larsen. 2018. Estimating actual versus detected road mortality rates for a northern viper. Global Ecology and Conservation 16:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00476
Maida, J.R., D.A. Kirk, O. McKibbin, J.R. Row, K.W. Larsen, C. Stringham and C.A. Bishop. 2018. Population estimate, survivorship and generation time of the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus o. oreganus) at its northern-most range limits. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13(3):662-672.
Thornton, D., A.J. Wirsing, C. Lopez-Gonzalez, J.R. Squires, S.Fisher, K.W. Larsen, A. Peatt, M.A. Scrafford, R.A. Moen, A.E. Scully, T.W. King and D.L. Murray. 2018. Asymmetric cross-border protection of peripheral transboundary species. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/com1.12430.
Eye, D.M., J.R. Maida, O.M. McKibbin, K.W. Larsen and C.A. Bishop. 2018. Snake mortality and cover board effectiveness along exclusion fencing in British Columbia, Canada. Canadian-Field Naturalist 132:30-35.
Wheatley, M, and K.W. Larsen. 2018. Scale relativity of species-habitat models. 2018. Ecological Complexity. December 2018:7-15
Waterhouse, M., C. Blair, K.W. Larsen and M. Russello. 2017. Genetic variation and fine-scale population structure in American pikas across a human-modified landscape. Conservation Genetics 18(4):825-835.
Hodder, D.P., K.W. Larsen, and S.M.Crowley. 2018. The role of environmental variables and sympatric meso-carnivores on the detection and occupancy of American mink during winter. Hystrix 28:16-20.
Ford, B., P. Govindarajulu, K.W. Larsen and M. Russelo. 2016. Evaluating the efficacy of non-invasive genetic sampling of the northern Pacific rattlesnake with implications for other venomous squamates. Conservation Genetics Resources (early online).
Larsen, K.W. 2016. Grey squirrel invasions in western Canada: History repeats iteself (again, and again). Chapter 2 In: The Grey Squirrel: Ecology and management of an invasive species in Europe. European Squirrel Initiative. ISBN-10:0954757645.
Lomas, E., K.W. Larsen and C. Bishop. 2015. Persistence of Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes masks the impact of human disturbance on weight and body condition. Animal Conservation 18:548-556.
Gomez, L., K.W. Larsen and P.T. Gregory. 2015. Contrasting patterns of migration and habitat use in neighboring rattlesnake populations. Journal of Herpetology 49:371-376..
Garner, J., K.W. Larsen and P. Govindarajulu. 2015. Modification of the radio-transmitter harness for tracking fossorial anurans. Herpetological Review 46:524-527.
Crowley, S.M., D.P. Hodder, and K.W. Larsen. 2013. Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) detection and behaviour using remote cameras during the breeding season. Canadian Field-Naturalist 127:310-318.
Robinson, B., K.W. Larsen and H. Kerr. 2011. Natal experience and conspecifics influence the settling behaviour of juvenile terrestrial isopods (Armadillidium vulgare). Canadian Journal of Zoology 89: 661-667..
Harrower, W.M., K.W. Larsen and K. Stuart-Smith. 2010. Movements and resource selection of fledgling northern goshawks in the montane forests of southeastern British Columbia. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1768-1775.
Constible, J.M., P.T. Gregory, and K.W. Larsen. 2009. The pitfalls of extrapolation in conservation: movements and habitat use of a threatened toad are different in the boreal forest. Animal Conservation 13:43-52.
Hoodicoff, C., K.W. Larsen, and R. Weir. 2009. Home range size and attributes for badgers (Taxidea taxus jeffersonii) in south-central British Columbia, Canada. American Midland Naturalist. 162:305-317
K.W. Larsen. 2009. Dispersal in a gradient of habitats: activity by juvenile North American red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in varying-age forest stands. Ecoscience 16:75-83.
Oaten, D. and K.W. Larsen. 2008. Aspen stands as small mammal ‘hotspots’ within the dry forests of British Columbia. Northwest Science 82:276-285.
Haughland, D., K.W. Larsen, and M. Wheatley. 2008. The importance of radio-telemetry to arboreal squirrel research. Current Science 95(7): 912-917
Wheatley, M. and Larsen, K.W. 2008. Differential space use inferred from live-trapping versus telemetry: northern flying squirrels and fine spatial grain. Wildlife Research 35 (5): 425-433.
Oaten, D. and Larsen, K.W. 2008. Stand characteristics of three forest types within the dry interior forests of British Columbia, Canada: Implications for biodiversity Forest Ecology and Management 256:114–120
Larsen, K.W., I. Adams, D. Haughland. 2007. Small mammal communities in a pyrogenic habitat mosaic. International Journal of Wildland Fire 16:728-740.
Nyquist, B., R.T. Tyson, and K.W. Larsen 2007. Modelling recolonization of second-growth forests by the North American red squrirel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 69:1311-1339.
Wheatley, M., J.T. Fisher, K.W. Larsen, J. Litke and S. Boutin. 2005. Using GIS to relate small mammal abundance and landscape structure at multiple spatial extents: Northern flying squirrels in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:577-586.
Garner, T.W.J., and K.W. Larsen. 2005. Multiple paternity in the western terrestrial garter snake, Thamnophis elegans. Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 656-663.
Steele, M., L.A. Wauters, and K.W. Larsen. 2005. Selection, predation and dispersal of seeds by tree squirrels in temperate and boreal forests: are tree squirrels keystone granivores? Pages 205-221 (Chapter 12) In: eds P.-M. Forget, J.E. Lambert, P.E. Hulme, and S.B. Vander Wall. Seed Fate; Predation, Dispersal and Seedling Establishment. CAB International. 432 pp.
Haughland, D. and K.W. Larsen. 2004b. Exploration correlates with settlement: red squirrel dispersal in contrasting habitats. Journal of Animal Ecology 73:1024-1034.
Haughland, D. and K.W. Larsen. 2004a. Ecology of North American red squirrels across contrasting habitats: relating natal dispersal to habitat. Journal of Mammalogy 85(2): 225-236.
Wheatley, M., K. Larsen and S. Boutin. 2002. Does density reflect habitat quality for North American red squirrels during a spruce-cone failure? Journal of Mammalogy 83:716-727.
Boutin, S., K. Larsen and D. Berteaux. 2000. Anticipatory parental care: acquiring resources for offspring prior to conception. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 267:2081-2085.
Stuart-Smith, K., K. Larsen and I. Adams. 2002. Avian communities in a pyrogenic habitat matrix. Int. J. Wildland Fire. 11:75-84.
Becker, C.D., S. Boutin and K. Larsen. 1998. Constraints on first reproduction in North American red squirrels. Oikos 81:81-92.
Larsen, K.W. and S. Boutin. 1998. Sex-unbiased philopatry in the North American red squirrel: (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). In: Ecology and evolutionary biology of tree Squirrels (Steele, Zegers, Merritt, eds.). Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication.
Larsen K.W., C.D. Becker, S. Boutin, and M. Blower. 1997. Effects of hoard manipulations on life history and reproductive success of female red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Journal of Mammalogy 78 (1): 192-203.
Larsen, K.W. and S. Boutin. 1995. Exploring territory quality in the North-American red squirrel through removal experiments. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73 (6): 1115-1122.
Larsen, K.W. and S. Boutin. 1994. Movements, survival and settlement of red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) offspring. Ecology 75:214-223.
Boutin, S., and K.W. Larsen. 1993. Does food availability affect growth and survival of males and females differently in a promiscuous small mammal, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus? Journal of Animal Ecology 62 (2): 364-370.
Larsen, K.W., P.T. Gregory, and R. Antoniak. 1993. Reproductive Ecology of the Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis at the Northern Limit of its Range. American Midland Naturalist 129 (2): 336-345.
Gregory, P.T., and K.W. Larsen. 1993. Geographic variation in reproductive characteristics among Canadian populations of the common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Copeia 4: 946-958.
Macartney, J.M., K.W. Larsen, and P.T. Gregory. 1989. Body temperatures and movements of hibernating snakes (Crotalus and Thamnophis ) and thermal gradients of natural hibernacula. Canadian Journal of Zoology 67 (1): 108-114.