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Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, O. R. Bidder, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, P. L. Perrig, and A. D. Middleton. 2020. Where and when to hunt? Decomposing predation success of an ambush carnivore. Ecology e03172.

Gaynor, K. M., M. J. Cherry, S. L. Gilbert, M. T. Kohl, C. L. Larson, T. M. Newsome, L. R. Prugh, J. P. Suraci, J. K. Young, and J. A. Smith. 2020. An applied ecology of fear framework: linking theory to conservation practice. Animal Conservation.

Smith, J. A.*, J. P. Suraci*, J. S. Hunter, K. M. Gaynor**, C. Keller**, M. S. Palmer**, J. L. Atkins, I. Castañeda, M. J. Cherry, P. M. Garvey, S. Huebner, D. J. Morin, L. Teckentrup, M. J. A. Weterings, and L. Beaudrot. 2020. Zooming in on mechanistic predator-prey ecology: integrating camera traps with experimental methods to reveal the drivers of ecological interactions. Journal of Animal Ecology 89(9):1997-2012. *authors contributed equally; **authors contributed equally.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2020. Network structure of vertebrate scavenger assemblages at the global scale: drivers and ecosystem functioning implications. Ecography 43(8):1143-1155.


Suraci, J. P., J. A. Smith, M. Clinchy, L. Y. Zanette, and C. C. Wilmers. 2019. Humans, but not their dogs, displace pumas from their kills: an experimental approach. Scientific Reports 9:12214.

Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, O. R. Bidder, and A. D. Middleton. 2019. Habitat complexity mediates the predator-prey space race. Ecology 100(7):e02724. Featured on cover.

Sebastián-González, E. et al. 2019. Scavenging in the Anthropocene: human impact drives macroecological patterns of vertebrate scavenger richness. Global Change Biology 25(9):3005-3017.

Smith, J. A., E. Donadio, J. N. Pauli, M. J. Sheriff, and A. D. Middleton. 2019. Integrating temporal refugia into landscapes of fear: prey exploit predator downtimes to forage in risky places. Oecologia 189(4):883-890.

Smith, J. A., T. P. Duane, and C. C. Wilmers. 2019. Moving through the matrix: promoting permeability for large carnivores in a human-dominated landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 183:50-58.


Smith, J. A., A. C. Thomas, T. Levi, Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2018. Human activity reduces niche partitioning among three widespread mesocarnivores. Oikos 127:890-901.


Wang, Y., J. A. Smith, and C. C. Wilmers. 2017. Residential development influences on puma behavior, movement, and energetics in a fragmented landscape. PLoS ONE 2:e0184687.

Smith, J. A., J. P. Suraci, M. Clinchy, A. Crawford*, D. Sampson, L. Y. Zanette**, and C. C. Wilmers**. 2017. Fear of the human “super predator” reduces feeding time in large carnivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 284:20170433. *undergraduate author; **authors contributed equally. Featured on cover.

Suraci, J. P., M. Clinchy, B. Mugerwa, M. Delsey, D. W. Macdonald, J. A. Smith, C. C. Wilmers, L. Y. Zanette. 2017. A new Automated Behavioural Response system to integrate playback experiments into camera trap studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8:957-964.


Smith, J. A., Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2016. Spatial characteristics of residential development shift large carnivore prey composition. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(6):1040–1048.


Allen, M. L., H. U. Wittmer, P. Houghtaling, J. A. Smith, L. M. Elbroch, and C. C. Wilmers. 2015. The role of scent marking in mate selection by female pumas (Puma concolor). PloS ONE 10(10):e0139087.

Wilmers, C. C., B. Nickel, C. M. Bryce, J. A. Smith, R. E. Wheat, and V. Yovovich. 2015. The golden age of bio-logging: how animal-borne sensors are advancing the frontiers of ecology. Ecology 96(7):1741–1753. Featured on cover.

Smith, J. A., Y. Wang, and C. C. Wilmers. 2015. Top carnivores increase their kill rates on prey as a response to human-induced fear. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 282(1802):20142711.


Smith, J. A., and L. P. Erb. 2013. Patterns of selective caching behavior of a generalist herbivore, the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 45(3):396-403.


Smith, J. A. 2016. How humans threaten pumas just by being nearby. The Conversation. 

Smith, J. A. 2015. Pumas increase kill rates when disturbed by development. Urban Wildife News 11(1):10-11.

Smith, J. A., and L. P. Erb. 2013. Large-scale foraging behavior of the American pika: Linking behavior and environment. Mountain Views 7(2):14-17.