Langur snowpack model: Applications

The Langur model has been applied in various research, management, and visitor educational situations within Yellowstone National Park (YNP). These applications are generally focused on understanding wildlife spatial dynamics in YNP, and are described in:

Geremia, C., Hobbs, N.T., Hoeting, J.A., White, P.J., Wallen, R.L., Watson, F.G.R., & Blanton, D. 2014. Integrating population and individual level information in a movement model of Yellowstone bison. Ecological Applications. 24:346-362  
Brodie, J.F., Post, E., Berger, J., & Watson, F. 2014. Trophic interactions and dynamic herbivore responses to snowpack. Climate Change Responses. 1:4:1-8  
Brodie, J, Post, E, Watson, F, & Berger, J. (2011). Climate change intensification of herbivore impacts on tree recruitment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1501. p1-5  
Geremia, C., White, P.J., Wallen, R.L., Watson, F.G.R., Treanor, J.J., Borkowski, J., Potter, C.S., & Crabtree, R.L. (2011). Predicting Bison Migration out of Yellowstone National Park using Bayesian Models. PLoS One 6(2):e16848, p1-9  
Watson, F.G.R., Newman, W.B., Anderson, T.N., Lockwood, R., & Garrott, R.A. (2009) Effect’s of Yellowstone’s unique geothermal landscape on snowpack. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Watson, F.G.R., Anderson, T.N., Newman, W.B., Cornish, S.S., & Thein, T. (2009) Modeling spatial snowpack dynamics. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Messer, A., Garrott, R.A., Cherry, S. Watson, F.G.R., White, P.J., & Meredith, E. (2009) Elk winter resource selection in a severe snowpack environment. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Bruggeman, J., Garrot, R.A., White, P.J., & Watson, F.G.R. (2009) Partial migration in central Yellowstone bison. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Gower, C.N., Garrott, R.A., White, P.J., Watson, F.G.R., Cornish, S., & Becker, M. (2009) Spatial responses of elk to wolf predation risk: Using the landscape to balance multiple demands. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
White, P.J., Garrott, R.A., Cherry, S., Watson, F.G.R., Gower, C.N., & Meredith, E. (2009) Changes in elk resource selection and distribution with the reestablishment of wolf predation risk. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Bruggeman, J., Garrott, R.A., White, P.J., Bjornlie, D.D., Watson, F.G.R., Borkowski, J.J. (2009) Bison winter road travel: Facilitated by road grooming or a manifestation of natural trends. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Bruggeman, J., Garrott, R.A., White, P.J., Watson, F.G.R., & Wallen, R. (2009) Effects of snow and landscape attributes on bison winter travel patterns and habitat use. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Alexander, S.E., Anderson, T.N., Watson, F.G.R., Plumb, S., Newman, W.B., Cornish, S.S., Detka, J., Garrott, R.A., & White, P.J. (2009) Communicating Ecological Knowledge to Students and the Public. In: Garrott, R.A., White, P.J. & Watson, F.G.R. (eds) The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone. Academic Press.  
Watson, F.G.R., Lockwood, R.E., Newman, W.B., Anderson, T.N., & Garrott, R.A. (2007) Development and comparison of Landsat radiometric and snowpack model inversion techniques for estimating geothermal heat flux. Remote Sensing of Environment (2007), 112:471-481. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.05.010  
Watson, F.G.R., Newman, W., Coughlan, J.C., & Garrott, R.A. (2006) Testing a distributed snowpack simulation model against diverse observations. J. Hydrol. 328: 453-466.  
Bergman, E.J., R.A. Garrott, S. Creel, J.J. Borkowski, F.G.R. Watson, and R.M. Jaffe. (2006) Assessment of prey vulnerability through analysis of wolf movements and kill sites. Ecol. Appl. 16(1):273-284. Incorporates snowpack patterns as one of the factors that explains wolf spatial dynamics.
Messer, M.A., R.A. Garrott, S. Cherry, F.G.R. Watson, and P.J. White. (submitted). Examining large herbivore distribution mechanisms using fine-scale snowpack data. Incorporates snowpack patterns as one of the factors that explains elk spatial dynamics.
Watson, F.G.R., Lockwood, R.E., Newman, W.B., Anderson, T.N., & Garrott, R.A. (submitted) Mapping of geothermal surface heat flux from Yellowstone National Park: development and comparison of Landsat radiometric and snowpack model inversion techniques. Uses snowpack simulation as a means of estimating the intensity of geothermal heat emitted by the ground surface of YNP

Management applications include real-time estimation of patterns of snowmelt along bison migration routes, to inform decisions made by YNP managers in relation to movements of bison near the northern boundary of the Park.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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