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Smith, A. B., et al., including, Chris Ray 2019: Alternatives to genetic affinity as a context for within-species response to climate. Nature Climate Change, 9: 787-794. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0584-8

Chris Ray, Cluck, D. R., Wilkerson, R. L., Siegel, R. B., White, A. M., Tarbill, G. L., Sawyer, S. C., Howell, C. A. 2019: Patterns of woodboring beetle activity following fires and bark beetle outbreaks in montane forests of California, USA. Fire Ecology, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s42408-019-0040-1

Vardaro, J. A. C., Epps, C. W., Frable, B. W., Chris Ray 2018: Identification of a contact zone and hybridization for two subspecies of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) within a single protected area. PLoS ONE, 13(7): article e0199032. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199032

Foley, P., Roth, T., Foley, J., Chris Ray 2017: Rodent-pika parasite spillover in western North America. Journal of Medical Entomology, 54(5): 1251-1257. DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx085

Waterhouse, M. D., Sjodin, B., Chris Ray, Erb, L., Wilkening, J., Russello, M. A. 2017: Individual-based analysis of hair corticosterone reveals factors influencing chronic stress in the American pika. Ecology and Evolution, 7(12): 4099-4108. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3009

Schwalm, D., Epps, C. W., Rodhouse, T. J., Monahan, W. B., Castillo, J. A., Chris Ray, Jeffress, M. R. 2016: Habitat availability and gene flow influence diverging local population trajectories under scenarios of climate change: A place-based approach. Global Change Biology, 22(4): 1572-1584. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13189

Castillo, J. A., Epps, C. W., Jeffress, M. R., Chris Ray, Rodhouse, T. J., Schwalm, D. 2016: Replicated landscape genetic and network analyses reveal wide variation in functional connectivity for American pikas. Ecological Applications, 26(6): 1660-1676. DOI: 10.1890/15-1452.1

Wilkening, J. L., Chris Ray 2016: Characterizing predictors of survival in the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Journal of Mammalogy, 97(5): 1366-1375. DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw097

Wilkening, J. L., Chris Ray, Varner, J. 2016: When can we measure stress noninvasively? Postdeposition effects on a fecal stress metric confound a multiregional assessment. Ecology and Evolution, 6(2): 502-513. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1857

Chris Ray, Beever, E. A., Rodhouse, T. J. 2016: Distribution of a climate-sensitive species at an interior range margin. Ecosphere, 7(6): article e01379. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1379

Colman, R. E., Brinkerhoff, R. J., Chris Ray, Keim, P., Collinge, S. K., Wagner, D. M. 2010: Plague in urban prairie dog colonies. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10(1): 100.

Wilkening, J. L., Chris Ray, Varner, J. 2015: Relating sub-surface ice features to physiological stress in a climate sensitive mammal, the American pika (Ochotona princeps). PLoS ONE, 10(3): e0119327. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119327

Chris Ray, Collinge, S. K. 2014: Quantifying the dominance of local control and the sources of regional control in the assembly of a metacommunity. Ecology, 95: 2096-2108. DOI: 10.1890/13-0628.1

Erb, L. P., Chris Ray, Guralnick, R. 2014: Determinants of pika population density vs. occupancy in the Southern Rocky Mountains. Ecological Applications, 24: 429-435. DOI: 10.1890/13-1072.1

Cuddington, K., Fortin, M.-J., Gerber, L. R., Hastings, A., Liebhold, A., O’Connor, M., Chris Ray 2013: Process-based models are required to manage ecological systems in a changing world. Ecosphere, 4: article 20. DOI: 10.1890/ES12-00178.1

Jeffress, M. R., Rodhouse, T. J., Chris Ray, Wolff, S., Epps, C. W. 2013: The idiosyncrasies of place: Geographic variation in the climate–distribution relationships of the American pika. Ecological Applications, 23(4): 864-878. DOI: 10.1890/12-0979.1

Wilkening, J. L., Chris Ray, Sweazea, K. L. 2013: Stress hormone concentration in Rocky Mountain populations of the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Conservation Physiology, 1(1). DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cot027

Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray, Marty, J. T. 2013: A long-term comparison of hydrology and plant community composition in constructed versus naturally occurring vernal pools. Restoration Ecology, 21(6): 704-712. DOI: 10.1111/rec.12009

Sackett, L. C., Cross, T. B., Jones, R. T., Johnson, W. C., Ballare, K., Chris Ray, Collinge, S. K., Martin, A. P. 2012: Connectivity of prairie dog colonies in an altered landscape: Inferences from analysis of microsatellite DNA variation. Conservation Genetics, 13(2): 407-418. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-011-0293-y

Johnson, T. L., Cully, J. F., Jr., Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray, Frey, C. M., Sandercock, B. K. 2011: Spread of plague among black-tailed prairie dogs is associated with colony spatial characteristics. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(2): 357-368. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.40

Wilkening, J. L., Chris Ray, Beever, E. A., Brussard, P. F. 2011: Modeling contemporary range retraction in Great Basin pikas (Ochotona princeps) using data on microclimate and microhabitat. Quaternary International, 235(1-2): 77-88. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.05.004

Beever, E. A., Chris Ray, Wilkening, J. L., Brussard, P. F., Mote, P. W. 2011: Contemporary climate change alters the pace and drivers of extinction. Global Change Biology, 17(6): 2054-2070. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02389.x

Erb, L. P., Chris Ray, Guralnick, R. 2011: On the generality of a climate-mediated shift in the distribution of the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Ecology, 92(9): 1730-1735.

Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray, Gerhardt, F. 2011: Long-term dynamics of biotic and abiotic resistance to exotic species invasion in restored vernal pool plant communities. Ecological Applications, 21: 2105-2118. DOI: 10.1890/10-1094.1

Beever, E. A., Chris Ray, Mote, P. W., Wilkening, J. L. 2010: Testing alternative models of climate-mediated extirpations. Ecological Applications, 20: 164-178. DOI: 10.1890/08-1011.1

Torres-Pérez, F., Wilson, L., Collinge, S. K., Harmon, H., Chris Ray, Medina, R. A., Hjelle, B. 2010: Sin Nombre virus infection in field workers, Colorado, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(2). DOI: 10.3201/eid1602.090735

Brinkerhoff, R. J., Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray, Gage, K. L. 2010: Rodent and flea abundance fail to predict a plague epizootic in black-tailed prairie dogs. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10(1): 47-52. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0044

Cully, J. F., Jr., Johnson, T. L., Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray 2010: Disease limits populations: Plague and black-tailed prairie dogs. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10(1): 7-15. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2009.0045

Cully, J. F., Jr., Collinge, S. K., VanNimwegen, R. E., Chris Ray, Johnson, W. C., Thiagarajan, B., Conlin, D. B., Holmes, B. E. 2010: Spatial variation in keystone effects: Small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Ecography, 33(4): 667-677. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.05746.x

Rodhouse, T. J., Beever, E. A., Garrett, L. K., Irvine, K. M., Jeffress, M. R., Munts, M., Chris Ray 2010: Distribution of American pikas in a low-elevation lava landscape: Conservation implications from the range periphery. Journal of Mammalogy, 91(5):1287-1299. DOI: 10.1644/09-MAMM-A-334.1

Brinkerhoff, R. J., Collinge, S. K., Bai, Y., Chris Ray 2009: Are carnivores universally good sentinels of plague?. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 9(5): 491-497. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0075

Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray 2009: Transient patterns in the assembly of vernal pool plant communities. Ecology, 90(12): 3313-3323. DOI: 10.1890/08-2155.1

Bai, Y., Kosoy, M., Martin, A., Chris Ray, Sheff, K., Chalcraft, L., Collinge, S. K. 2008: Characterization of Bartonella strains isolated from black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 8(1): 1-6. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2007.0136

Snäll, T., O'Hara, R. B., Chris Ray, Collinge, S. K. 2008: Climate-driven spatial dynamics of plague among prairie dog colonies. The American Naturalist, 171(2): 238-248. DOI: 10.1086/525051

Bai, Y., Kosoy, M. Y., Chris Ray, Brinkerhoff, R. J., Collinge, S. K. 2008: Temporal and spatial patterns of Bartonella infection in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Microbial Ecology, 56(2): 373-382. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-007-9355-6

Brinkerhoff, R. J., Chris Ray, Thiagarajan, B., Collinge, S. K., Cully, Jr., J. F., Holmes, B., Gage, K. L. 2008: Prairie dog presence affects occurrence patterns of disease vectors on small mammals. Ecography, 31(5): 654-662. DOI: 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2008.05336.x

Chris Ray, Collinge, S. K. 2007: Introducing the trophic vortex: Response to Stapp. Ecohealth, 4(2): 122-124.

Bai, Y., Kosoy, M. Y., Cully, Jr., J. F., Thiagarajan, B., Chris Ray, Collinge, S. K. 2007: Acquisition of nonspecific Bartonella strains by the northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 61(3): 438-448. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2007.00364.x

Jones, R. T., Martin, A. P., Mitchell, A. J., Collinge, S. K., Chris Ray 2005: Characterization of 14 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5(1): 71-73. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2004.00836.x

Collinge, S. K., Johnson, W. C., Chris Ray, Matchett, R., Grensten, J., Cully, J. F., Gage, K. L., Kosoy, M. Y., Loye, J. E., Martin, A. P. 2005: Landscape structure and plague occurrence in black-tailed prairie dogs on grasslands of the western USA. Landscape Ecology, 20(8): 941-955. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-005-4617-5