Lafferty DJR, Gillman SJ, Jeakle LK, Roell BJ, McKenney EA. Mink (Neovision vision) fecal microbiomes are influences by sex, temperature and time post-defecation. [in review]

Lafferty DJR, Mowat G, Paetkau D, Monroe AP, Belant JL. Genetic and ecological divergence in a brown bear population across a coastal–interior transition zone. [in revision]

Lafferty DJR, Sims PQ, Mills LS. Repeatable differences in snowshoe hare behavior: animal personality may facilitate adaption to climate change. [in revision]

Lafferty DJR, McKenney EA, Hubbard T, Trujillo S, Beasley DE. Call to academic institutions to strategically advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. [in revision]

Gillman SJ, McKenney EA, Lafferty DJR. Human-provisioned foods reduce gut microbiome diversity in wild American black bear (Ursus americanus). [accepted]

Cove VM, Kays R, .... Lafferty DJR, Hubbard T, Bergquist A, and 50+ other authors. Snapshot USA 2019: the first coordinated national camera trap survery of the United States. Ecology https://doi:10.1002/ecy.3353


Gillman SJ, McKenney EA, Lafferty DJR. Wild black bears harbor simple gut microbial communities with little difference between the jejunum and colon. Scientific Reports


Mangipane LS, Lafferty DJR, Joly K, Sorum MS, Cameron MD, Belant JL, Hilderbrand GV, Gustine DD. 2020. Dietary plasticity and the importance of salmon to brown bear body size and condition in a low arctic ecosystem. Polar Biology


Zimova M, Barnard L, Davis B, Kumar A, Lafferty DJR, Mills LS. 2020. Using remote cameras to monitor coat color molt phenology. Ecosphere 11(4):e03084.


Lafferty DJR, Zimova M, Clontz L, Hackländer K, Mills LS. 2019. Noninvasive measures of physiological stress are confounded by exposure. Scientific Reports


Jones MR, Mills SM, Callahan CM, Alves J, Lafferty DJR, Jiggins FM, Alves PC, Jensen JD, Melo-Ferreira JM, Good JM. 2018. Adaptive introgression underlies polymorphic seasonal camouflage in snowshoe hares. Science 360: 1355 ̶ 1358.

LS Mills, Bragina EV, Kumar A, Zimova M, Lafferty DJR, Feltner J, Davis BM, Hackländer K, Alves PC, Good JM, Melo-Fereira J, Dietz A, Abramov AV, Lopatina N, Fay K. 2018. Winter coat color polymorphisms identify global hotspots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Science 359:1033 ̶ 1036.

Stutzman LA, Belant JL, Lafferty DJR, Gustine DD, Hiller TL, Colvin ME, Mangipane BA, Hildebrand GV. 2018. Dietary plasticity in a nutrient-rich system does not influence brown bear body condition or denning. Polar Biology 41:763 ̶ 772. 


Lafferty DJR, Kumar AV, Whitcher SL*, Hackländer K, Mills LS. 2017. Within-sample variation in snowshoe hare fecal cortisol metabolite measurements. Conservation Physiology 5:1 ̶ 7.  

Mowat G, Curtis J, Lafferty DJR. 2017. The influence of sulfur and hair growth on stable isotope diet estimates for grizzly bears. PloS One 12(3): e0172194. 

Lafferty DJR. 2017. The Triple Crown of population biology ̶ a review of Adaptation in Metapopulations by Michael J. Wade. Ecology 98:289 ̶ 290.

Lafferty DJR. 2017. Mammalian ecophysiology and adaptations to diverse environments  ̶  a review of Ecological and Enviornmental Physiology of Mammals by P.C. Withers, C.E. Cooper, S.K. Maloney, F. Bozinovic, A.P. Cruz Neto. Ecology 98:1185 ̶ 1188.


Lafferty DJR, Hanson-Dorr KC, Prisock AM, Dorr B. 2016. Biotic and abiotic impacts of double-crested cormorant breeding colonies on forested islands in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 369:10–19.

Lafferty DJR, Loman ZG, White KS, Morzillo AT, Belant JL. 2016. Moose hunters subsidize the scavenger guild in Alaska. Polar Biology 39:639–647.


Lafferty DJR, Laudenslager ML, Mowat G, Heard D, Belant JL. 2015. Sex, diet and the social environment: factors influencing hair cortisol concentration in black bears. PloS One 10(11): e0141489.

Lafferty DJR, Belant JL, Phillips DL. 2015. Testing the niche variation hypothesis with a measure of body condition. Oikos 124:732 ̶ 740.


Lafferty DJR, Belant JL, White KS, Womble JN, Morzillo AT. 2014. Linking wolf diet to changes in marine and terrestrial prey species in a rapidly changing ecosystem. Arctic 67:143–148.


Lewis TM, Lafferty DJR. 2014. Brown bears and wolves scavenge humpback whale carcass in Alaska. Ursus 25:8–13.


Raper DJ, Bush MB. 2009. A test of Sporormiella representation as a predictor of mega-herbivore presence and abundance. Quaternary Research 71:490–496.

Raper DJ, Zander H. 2009. Paleoecology: an untapped resource for teaching environmental change. Journal of Environmental Science and Education 4:441–447.

Raper DJ, Dampier S. 2008. Evaluating enrichment: a pilot study with broad applications. Animal Keeper’s Forum 2:109–113.

*Undergraduate co-author