Roger A Powell
Department of Applied Ecology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
Phone (218) 235-8808
Fax (919) 515-5327
Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, College of Forest Resources
Students in the graduate program at NCSU have demonstrated their potential for graduate work through strong backgrounds in biological and other sciences from their undergraduate or MS programs and through good GRE scores. I have a personal preference (not hard and fast) for students with broad backgrounds including interest in the humanities, languages, and math beyond calculus. Since becoming Professor Emeritus, I do not spend sufficient time on campus to give MS students the advising they deserve and, therefore, consider PhD students only.
2012. Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, London. (Edited by L. Boitani & R. A. Powell).
2012. Diverse perspectives on mammal home ranges. Editor for Special Feature in the Journal of Mammalogy(/i> 93: 887-958.
2010. Challenges and opportunities of using GPS-based location date in animal ecology. Special Feature in Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2155-2301. (Edited by Cagnacci, F., L. Boitani, R. A. Powell & M. S. Boyce).
2007. Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior and Management. Oxford University Press, New York. (C. M. King & R. A. Powell).
1997. Ecology and Behaviour of North American Black Bears: Home Ranges, Habitat and Social Organization. Chapman & Hall, London. (R. A. Powell, J. W. Zimmerman, & D. E. Seaman).
1994. Martens, Sables and Fishers: Biology and Conservation. (Buskirk, S. W., A. S. Harestad, M. G. Raphael & R. A. Powell, eds). Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York.
1993. The Fisher: Life History, Ecology and Behavior, 2nd edition. University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis.
RECENT PAPERS and BOOK CHAPTERS
2013. The effect of illumination and time of day on movements of bobcats (Lynx rufus. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69213. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069213 (Rockhill, A. P., C. S. DePerno & R. A. Powell).
2013. Influence of environmental conditions and facility on faecal glucocorticoid concentrations in captive pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis). Animal Welfare 22: 357-368. (Scarlata, C. D., B. A. Elias, J. R. Godwin, R. A. Powell, D. Shepherdson, L. A. Shipley & J. L. Brown).
2012. Diverse perspectives on mammal home ranges or A home range is more than location densities. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 887-889.
2012. Foraging optimally for a home ranges. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 917-928. (Mitchell, M. S. & R. A Powell).
2012. What is a home range? Journal of Mammalogy 93: 948-958. (Powell, R. A. & M. S. Mitchell).
2012. Carnivore translocations and conservation: Insights from population models and field data for fishers (Martes pennanti). PLoS ONE: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032726. (Lewis, J. C., R. A. Powell & W. J. Zielinski).
2012. Humane and efficient capture methods for carnivores. Pp 70-129. In Boitani, L. & R. A. Powell (Editors). Ecology and Conservation of Carnivores: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, London. (Proulx, G., M. R. L. Cattett & R. A. Powell).
2012. Movements, home ranges, activity, and dispersal. Pp 188-217. In Boitani, L. & R. A. Powell (Editors). Ecology and Conservation of Carnivores: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford University Press, London.
2012. Evaluating translocations of martens, sables, and fishers: Testing model predictions with field data. Pp 93-137. In K. B. Aubry, W. J. Zielinski, M. G. Raphael, G. Proulx, and S. W. Buskirk (Editors). Biology and Conservation of martens, sables, and fishers: A new synthesis. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. (Powell, R. A., J. C. Lewis, B. G. Slough, S. M. Brainerd, N. R. Jordan, A. V. Abramov, V. Monakhov, P. A. Zollner & T. Murakami).
2011. Black-footed ferrets and Siberian polecats as ecological surrogates and ecological equivalents. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 721-731 (Biggens, D. E., B. J. Miller, L. R. Hanebury & R. A. Powell).
2011. Mortality of Siberian polecats and black-footed ferrets released onto prairie dog colonies. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 721-731. (Biggens, D. E., B. J. Miller, L. R. Hanebury & R. A. Powell).
2011. A comparison of two field chemical immobilization techniques for bobcats (Lynx rufus. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42: 580-585. (Rockhill, A. P., S. K. Chinnadurai, R. A. Powell & C. S. DePerno).
2010. Animal ecology meets GPS-based radiotelemetry: A perfect storm of opportunities and challenges: Introduction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2157-2162. (Cagnacci, F., L. Boitani, R. A. Powell & M. S. Boyce).
2010. The home-range concept: Are traditional estimators relevant with modern telemetry technology? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2221-2231. (Kie, J. G., J. Matthiopoulos, J. Fieberg, R. A. Powell, F. Cagnacci, M. S. Mitchell, M. Basille & B Van Moorter).
2008. Estimated home ranges can misrepresent habitat relationships on patchy landscapes. Ecological Modelling 216: 409-414. (Mitchell, M S & R A Powell)
2008. An evaluation of long-term capture effects in ursids: Implications for wildlife welfare and research. Journal of mammalogy 89: 973-990. (Cattet M, J Boulanger, G Stenhouse, R A Powell & M J Reynolds-Hogland)
2007. Understanding contributions of cohorts to growth rates of fluctuating populations. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 946-956. (Wittmer, H U, R A Powell & C M King)
2007. The optimal use of resources structures home ranges and spatial distribution of black bears. Animal Behavior 74: 219-230. (Mitchell, M J & R A Powell)
2005. Evaluating welfare of black bears (Ursus americanus) captured in foot snares and handled in winter dens. Journal of Mammalogy 86: 1171-1177.
2004. Home ranges, cognitive maps, habitat models and fitness landscapes for Martes. Pp. 135-146. In: Harrison, D J, A K Fuller & B J Hearn (editors). Martes in human altered landscapes. Columbia University Press, New York.
2004. A mechanistic home range model for optimal use of spatially distributed resouces. Ecological Modelling 177: 209-232. (Mitchell, M S & R A Powell).
2003. Linking fitness landscapes with the behavior and distribution of animals. Pp 93-123. In: Bissonette, J A & I Storch (editors). Landscape ecology and resource management: Linking theory with practice. Island Press. (Mitchell, M S & R A Powell).
2003. Trapping and marking terrestrial mammals for research: Integrating ethics, performance criteria, techniques, and common sense. Institute of Laboratory Animal Research Journal 44: 259-276. (Powell, R A & G Proulx).
2003. Reproductive success of male black bears. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 1257-1268. (Kovach, A I & R A Powell).
2002. Test of a habitat suitability index for black bears in the Southern Appalachians. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 30: 794-808.(Mitchell, M S, J W Zimmerman & R A Powell).
2001. Who limits whom: Predators or prey? Endangered Species Update. 18: 98-102.