Lab members denoted in bold  


Wolf, C., Levi, T., Ripple, W.J., Zárrate-Charry, D.A., Betts, M.G. In review. Forest loss within the world’s protected areas

Adams, M.S., Bourbonnais, M., Service, C., Artelle, K., Bryan, H., Paquet, P., Levi, T., Nelson, T., Darimont, C.T. In review. Human footprint in salmon-bearing watersheds unravels predator-prey interactions between grizzly bears and salmon

Pedrosa, F., Bercê, W., Levi, T. Pires, M., Galetti, M. In review. Invasive species promote critical seed dispersal services in defaunated landscapes

Pedrosa, F., Bercê, W., Costa, V.D., Levi, T., Galetti, M. In review. Large scale agriculture is subsidizing the invasion of wild pigs in Brazil

Spitz, D.B., Rowland, M., Clark, D.A., Wisdom, M.J., Smith, J.B., Brown, C.L., Levi, T. In revision. Non-consumptive behavioral responses and nutritional consequences of elk when avoiding human hunters. Ecosphere

Vieira C.J.S.P., Andrade, C.D, Kubiszeski, J.R., Silva D.J.F., Barreto, E.S., Massey, A.L., Canale, G.R., Bernardo, C.S.S., Levi, T., Peres, C.A., Bronzoni, R.V.M. In press. Detection of Ilheus virus in mosquitoes from Southern Amazon, Brazil. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Eriksson, C.E., Moriarty, K.M., Linnell, M.A., Levi, T. In press. Biotic factors influencing the unexpected distribution of a Humboldt marten population in forested sand dunes. PLoS ONE

Levi, T., Barfield, M., Holt, R.D., Terborgh, J. In pressReply to Cannon and Lerdau: Maintenance of tropical forest tree diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Levi. T., Allen, J. M., Bell, D., Joyce, J. Russel, J. R., Tallmon, D. A., Vulstek, S. C., Yahan, Y., Yu, D. W. 2019Environmental DNA for the enumeration and management of Pacific salmon. Molecular Ecology Resources

Levi, T., Barfield, M., Barrantes, S., Sullivan, C., Holt, R.D., Terborgh, J. 2018Tropical forests can maintain hyperdiversity because of enemies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Spitz, D., Clark, D., Wisdom, M.J., Rowland, M., Johnson, B., Long, R.A. Levi, T. 2018. Fire history influences large-herbivore behavior at circadian, seasonal, and successional scales. Ecological Applications

Wolf, C., Betts, M. G., Levi. T., Newsome, T. M., Ripple, W. J. 2018Large species within Carnivora are large carnivores. Royal Society Open Science

Shakeri, Y., White, K.W., Levi, T.2018Seed dispersal and resource subsidies from salmon-supported bears to granivores. Ecosphere

Linnell, M.A., Moriarty, K.M., Green, D.S., Levi, T. 2018Density and population trajectories of coastal marten: a rare and geographically isolated small carnivore. PeerJ

Ostfeld, R.S.*, Levi, T.*, Keesing, F., Oggenfuss, K. Canham, C.D. 2018Tick-borne disease risk in a forest food web. Ecology*authors contributed equally

Smith, J.A., Thomas, A.C. , Levi, T., Wang, Y., Wilmers, C.C. 2018. DNA metabarcoding reveals human-induced shifts in dietary niche partitioning in a carnivore guild. Oikos

Harrer, L.E.F., Levi, T. 2018The primacy of bears as seed dispersers in salmon-bearing ecosystems. Ecosphere

White, K.S., Gregovic, D., Levi, T. 2017. Projecting the future of an alpine ungulate under climate change scenarios. Global Change Biology

Betts, M.G., Wolf, C., Ripple, B., Phalan, B., Millers, K., Duarte, A., Butchart, S., Levi, T. 2017. Global forest loss disproportionately erodes biodiversity in intact landscapes. Nature

Adams, M.S., Service, C., Bateman, A., Bourbonnais, M., Artelle, K., Nelson, T., Paquet, P., Levi, T., Darimont, C.T. 2017. Intrapopulation isotopic niche diversity over landscapes; spatial patterns inform conservation of bear-salmon systems. Ecosphere

Wheat, R.E., Lewis, S.B., Wang, Y., Levi, T., Wilmers, C.C. 2017Intraspecific variation in movement strategies among bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in an anadromous fish system. Movement Ecology

Kilpatrick, M., Dobson, A.D.M., Levi, T., Salkeld, D.J., Swei, A., Ginsberg, H.S., Kjemtrup, A., Padgett, K.A., Jensen, P.M., Fish, D., Ogden, N.H., Diuk-Wasser, M. 2017Lyme disease ecology in a changing world: consensus, uncertainty, and critical gaps for improving control. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Ripple, W.J., Chapron, G., Lopez-Bao, J.V., Durant, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Lindsey, P.A., Bennett, E.L., Beschta, R.L., Bruskotter, J.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Corlett, R.T., Darimont, C.T., Dickman, A.J., Dirzo, R., Dublin, H.T., Estes, J.A., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Goswami,V.R., Hayward, M.W., Hedges, S., Hoffman, M., Hunter, L.T.B., Kerley, G.I.H., Letnic, M., Levi, T., Maisels, F., Morrison, J.C., Nelson, M.P., Newsome, T.M., Painter, L., Pringle, R.M., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Treves, A., Valkenburgh, B.V., Vucetich, J.A., Wirsing, A.J., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C., Woodroffe, R., Young, H., Zhang, Li. 2016. Conserving the World’s Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now. Bioscience.

Burtis, J.C., Sullivan, P., Ostfeld R.S., Levi, T., Yavitt, J.B., Fahey, T.J. 2016The impact of temperature and precipitation during Ixodes scapularis questing periods on human Lyme disease incidence and natural tick densities in long-term endemic and emerging regions. Parasites and Vectors

Wheat, R.E., Allen, J.M., Miller, S.D.L, Wilmers, C.C., Levi, T. 2016. Environmental DNA from residual saliva for efficient noninvasive genetic monitoring of brown bears (Ursus arctos). PLoS ONE

Ripple W.J., Abernethy, K., Chapron, G., Levi, T., Lindsey, P.A., Newsome, T.M., Peres, C.A., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C. 2016Are we eating the world’s mammals to extinction. Royal Society Open Science

Antunes, A.P., Fewster, R., Venticinque, E.M., Peres, C.A., Levi, T., Rohe, F., Shepard-Jr, G.H. 2016Empty rivers rather than empty forests: a century of commercial hunting in Amazonia. Science Advances

Ripple, W.J., Chapron, G., Lopez-Bao, J.V., Durant, S.M., Macdonald, D.W., Lindsey, P.A., Bennett, E.L., Beschta, R.L., Bruskotter, J.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Corlett, R.T., Darimont, C.T., Dickman, A.J., Dirzo, R., Dublin, H.T., Estes, J.A., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Goswami,V.R., Hayward, M.W., Hedges, S., Hoffman, M., Hunter, L.T.B., Kerley, G.I.H., Letnic, M., Levi, T., Maisels, F., Morrison, J.C., Nelson, M.P., Newsome, T.M., Painter, L., Pringle, R.M., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Treves, A., Valkenburgh, B.V., Vucetich, J.A., Wirsing, A.J., Wallach, A.D., Wolf, C., Woodroffe, R., Young, H., Zhang, Li. 2016Saving the world’s terrestrial megafauna. Bioscience. P.biw092

Fragoso, J.M.V., Levi, T., Oliveira, L.F.B., Luzar, J.B., Overman, H., Read, J.M., Silvius, K.M. 2016. Line transect surveys under detect terrestrial mammals: implications for the sustainability of subsistence hunting. PLoS ONE

Peres,  C.A., Emilio, T., Schietti, T., Desmoulière, S.J.M, Levi, T.  2016. Dispersal limitation induces long-term biomass collapse in overhunted Amazonian forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113: 892-897

Beschta, R.L., Painter, L.E., Levi, T., Ripple, W.J. 2016. Long-term aspen dynamics and trophic cascades in Northern Yellowstone. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 46: 548-556

Levi, T., Keesing, F., Holt, R.D., Barfield, M., Ostfeld, R.S. 2016. Quantifying dilution and amplification in a community of hosts for tick-borne pathogens. Ecological Applications

Levi, T., Massey, A.L., Holt, R.D., Keesing, F., Ostfeld, R.S., Peres, C.A. 2016. Does biodiversity protect humans against infectious disease?: Comment. Ecology. 97: 536-546

Levi, T., Wheat, R., Allen, J.M., Wilmers, C.C. 2015. Differential use of salmon by vertebrate consumers: implications for conservation. PeerJ. 3:E1157 

Ripple, W.J., Newsome, T.M., Wolf, C., Dirzo, R., Everatt, K.T., Galetti, M., Hayward, M.W., Kerley, G.I.H., Levi, T., Lindsey, P.A., Macdonald, D.W., Malhi, Y., Painter, L.E., Sandom, C.J., Terborgh, J., Van Valkenburgh, B. 2015. Collapse of the World’s Largest Herbivores. Science Advances. 1(4): e1400103

Levi, T., Kilpatrick, A.M., Barfield, M., Holt, R.D., Mangel, M., Wilmers, C.C. 2015. Threshold levels of generalist predation determine consumer response to resource pulses. Oikos

Levi, T., Keesing, F., Oggenfuss, K., Ostfeld, R.S. 2015. Accelerated phenology of blacklegged ticks under climate warmingPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 370: 20130556

Tallis, H., et al. 2014. Working together: A call for inclusive conservation. Nature 515: 27–28

Ostfeld, R.S., Levi, T., Jolles, A., Martin, L.B., Hosseini, P.R., Keesing, F. 2014. Life history and demographic drivers of reservoir competence for three tick-borne zoonotic pathogens. Plos ONE. 9(9) e107387

Ji, Y., Ashton, L., Pedley, S.M., Edwards, D.P., Tang, Y., Nakamura, A., Kitching, R., Dolman, P.M., Woodcock, P., Edwards, F.A., Larsen, T.H., Hsu, W.W., Benedick, S., Hamer, K.C., Wilcove, D.S., Bruce, C., Wang, X., Levi, T., Lott, M., Emerson, B.C., Yu, D.W. 2013. Reliable, verifiable, and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding.Ecology Letters. 16(10) 1245-1257

Pasari, J.,.Levi, T., Zavaleta, E., Tilman, D. 2013. Reply to Mokany et al: Comprehensive measures of biodiversity are critical to investigations of ecosystem multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(43)

Pasari, J.,.Levi, T., Zavaleta, E., Tilman, D. 2013. Several scales of biodiversity affect ecosystem multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110:10219-10222

Levi, T., Silvius, K.M., Oliveira, L.F.B, Fragoso, J.MV. 2013. Competition and facilitation in the capuchin-squirrel monkey relationship. Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12046

Levi, T., Peres, C.A. 2013.Dispersal vacuum in the seedling recruitment of a primate-dispersed Amazonian tree. Biological Conservation. 163:99-106

Wilmers, C.C., Levi, T. 2013. Do irrigation and predator control reduce the productivity of migratory ungulate herds?Ecology. 94:1264–1270

Wilmers, C.C., Ram, K., Watson, F.G.R, White, P.J., Smith, D.W., Levi, T. 2013. Climate and vegetation phenology – Predicting the effects of warming temperatures. in White, P.J., editor. Yellowstone’s Wildlife in Transition. Harvard University Press

Yu, D.W., Shepard, G.H., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Levi, T., 2013. Resolviendo el conflicto “parque-personas” en el Manu, con la estrategia “Ocupar la Amazonía”. Groenendijk, J., and A. Tovar editors. Reporte Manu: Pasión por la Investigación en la Amazonía Peruana. San Diego Zoo Global Peru y SERNANP. 466pp

Levi, T., Kilpatrick, A.M., Mangel, M., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Deer, predators, and the emergence of Lyme disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109:10942-10947

Levi, T., Darimont, C.T., MacDuffee, M., Mangel, M., Paquet, P., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Using Grizzly bears to assess harvest-ecosystem tradeoffs in salmon fisheries. PLoS Biology. 10(4)

Levi, T., Wilmers, C.C. 2012. Wolves-Coyotes-Foxes: A cascade among carnivores.Ecology. 93:921-929

Shepard, G.H., Levi, T., Neves, E., Peres, C.A., Yu, D.W. 2012.Hunting in ancient and modern Amazonia: Rethinking sustainability. American Anthropologist. 114(4)

Levi, T., Lu, F., Yu, D.W., Mangel, M. 2011. The behavior and diet breadth of central-place foragers: an application to human hunters and Neotropical game management. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 13:171-185.

Levi, T., Shepard, G. H. Jr., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Wilmers, C.C., Peres, C. A., D. W. Yu. 2010. Spatial tools for modeling the sustainability of subsistence hunting in tropical forests. Ecological Applications. 21: 1802–1818.

Yu, D. W., Levi, T. and Shepard, G. H. 2010. Conservation In Low-Governance Environments. Biotropica. 42: 569–571.

Brown, V., Gutknect, J., Harden, L., Harrison, C., Hively, D., Jorensen, C., Levi, T., Pflugeisen, B., Rovengo, P., Want, Y., Wiedenmann, J., M. Mangel. 2010. Understanding and engaging values in policy relevant science. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 41:48-56

Levi, T., Shepard Jr., G.H., Ohl-Schacherer, J., Peres, C.A., Yu, D.W. 2009. Modeling the long-term sustainability of indigenous hunting in Manu National Park, Peru: Landscape-scale management implications for Amazonia. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 804-814.

Ohl-Schacherer, J., Shepard, G. H. Jr., Kaplan, H., Peres, C. A., Levi, T., D. W. Yu. 2007. The sustainability of hunting by Matsigenka native communities in Manu National Park, Peru. Conservation Biology 21: 1174-1185.


Manuscripts in preparation for submission

(I list them as motivation to help finish them off!)

Barry, B.R., Moriarty, K.M., Green, D., Hutchinson, R., Levi, T. Estimating occupancy and recovery trajectories of an imperiled carnivore by intergrating camera traps, detection dogs, and reaction-diffusion models.

Vieira C.J.S.P., Bernardo, C.S.S., Silva D.J.F., Kubiszeski, J.R., Barreto, E.S., Monteiro, H.A.O., Canale, G.R., Peres, C.A., Levi, T., Massey, A.L., Bronzoni, R.V.MLand use effects on mosquitos biodiversity and potential arbovirus emergence in the Southern Amazon, Brazil

Urbina, J., Chestnut, T., Schwalm, D., Allen, J., Levi, T. Experimental evaluation of degradation rates of genomic DNA of the pathogen Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) in bat guano