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Refereed Publications

89. Liu, P., H. Zeng, L. Qi, A.A. Degen, R.B. Boone, B. Luo, M. Huang, Z. Peng, T. Qi, W. Wang, X. Jing, and Z. Shang. 2024. Vegetation redistribution is predicted to intensify soil organic carbon loss under future climate changes on the Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environmental 932:173034.

88. Boone, R.B., C. Lesorogol, and K.A. Galvin. 2024. Drought frequency, conservancies, and pastoral household wellbeing. Ecology and Society 29(1):27.

87. Warrier, R., R.B. Boone, P.W. Keys, and K. Galvin. 2024. Exploring linkages between protected area access and Kenyan pastoralist food security using a new agent-based model. Ecology and Society 29(1):18.

86. Awad, M.M. and R.B. Boone. 2023. Assessment of spatial variations in pesticide, heavy metal, and selenium residues in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) products. Sci 5:24.

85. Young, K.R., E. Alata, R.A. Chimner, R.B. Boone, G. Bowser, L. Bourgeau-Chavez, B. Fuentealba, J. Gilbert, J.A. √Ďaupari, M.H. Polk, S.C. Resh, C. Turin, and M. Zarria-Samanamud. 2023. Ecological change and livestock governance in a Peruvian national park. Land. 2023; 12(11):2051.

84. Cheng, G., R.D. Harmel, L. Ma, J.D. Derner, D.J. Augustine, P.N.S. Bartling, Q.X. Fang, J.R. Williams, C.J. Zilverberg, R.B. Boone, and Q. Yu. 2022. Evaluation of the APEX cattle weight gain component for grazing decision-support in the Western Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology & Management 82:1-11.

83. Zhou, J., G.P. Kofinas, K. Kielland, R.B. Boone, L. Prugh, and K.D. Tape. 2022. Climate change, moose, and subsistence harvest: social-ecologial assessment of Nuiqsut, Alaska. Ecology and Society 27(3):29.

82. Stabach, J.A. L.F. Hughey, R.D. Crego, C.H. Felming, J.G.C. Hopcraft, P. Leimgruber, T.A. Morrison, J.O. Ogutu, R.S. Reid, J.S. Worden, and R.B. Boone. 2022. Increasing anthropgeneic distrubance restricts wildebeest movement across East African grazing systems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:846171.

81. Steger, C., R.B. Boone, B. Warkineh Dullo, P. Evangelista, S. Alemu, K. Gebrehiwot, and J.A. Klein. 2022. Collaborative agent-based modeling for managing shrub encroachment in an Afroalpine grassland. Journal of Environmental Management 316:115040

80. Broekman, M.J.E., J.P. Hilbers, M.A.J. Huijbregts, T. Muller, et al., R.B. Boone, et al. 2022. Evaluating expert-based habitat suitability information of terrestrial mammals with GPS-tracking data. Global Ecology and Biogeography 31:1526-1541.

79. Keys, P.W., R. Warrier, R.J. van der Ent, K.A. Galvin, and R.B. Boone. 2022. Analysis of Kenya's atmospheric moisture sources and sinks. Earth Interactions 26:139-150.

78. Fang, Q.X., R.D. Harmel, L. Ma, P.N.S. Bartling, J.D. Derner, J. Jeong, J.R. Williams, and R.B. Boone. 2022. Evaluating the APEX model for alternative cow-calf grazing management strategies in Central Texas. Agricultural Systems 195:103287. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103287.

77. Dong, S., Z. Shang, J. Gao, and R.B. Boone. 2022. Enhancing the ecological services of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau's grasslands through sustainable restoration and management in era of global change. Agricultural Ecosystems & Environment 326:107756. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2021.107756.

76. Esmaeili, S., B.R. Jesmer, S.E. Albeke, E.O. Aikens, K.A. Shoenecker, ..., R.B. Boone, et al. 2021. Body size and digestive system shape resource selection by ungulates: a cross-taxa test of the forage maturation hypothesis. Ecology Letters 24:2178-2191.

75. Morrison, T.A., J.A. Merkle, J.G.C. Hopcraft, E.O. Aikens, J.L. Beck, R.B. Boone, et al. 2021. Drivers of site fedility in ungulates. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:955-966. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.13425

74. Cheng, G., R.D. Hamel, L. Ma, J.D. Derner, D.J. Augustine, P.N.S. Bartling, Q.X. Fang, J.R. Williams, C.J. Zilverberg, R.B. Boone, D. Hoover, and Q. Yu. 2021. Evaluation of APEX modifications to simulate forage production for grazing management decision-support in the Western US Great Plains. Agricultural Systems 191:103139. doi:10.1016/j.agsy.2021.103139.

73. Boone, R.B. 2020. Hierarchical global plant biophysical regions as potential analysis units. 2020. Global Change Biology 26(6):3689-3697.

72. Godde, C.M., R.B. Boone, A.J. Ash, K. Waha, L.L. Sloat, P.K. Thornton, and M. Herrero. 2020. Global rangeland production systems and livelihoods at threat under climate change and variability. Environmental Research Letters 15:044021.

71. Moehlman, P.D., J.O. Ogutu, H.-P. Piepho, V.A. Runyoro, M.B. Coughenour, and R.B. Boone. 2020. Long-term historical and projected herbivore population dynamics in Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 15(3):e0212530.

70. Noonan, M.J., C.H. Fleming, M.A. Tucker, R. Kays, et al. R.B. Boone, et al.. In press. Effects of body size on estimation of mammalian area requirements. Conservation Biology.

69. Jablonski, K.E., R.B. Boone, and P.J. Meiman. 2020. Predatory plants and patchy cows: modeling cattle interactions with toxic larkspur amid variable heterogeneity. Rangeland Ecology & Management 73:73-83

68. Dong, S., Z. Shang, J. Gao, and R.B. Boone. 2020. Enhancing sustainability of grassland ecosystems through ecological restoration and grazing management in an era of global change on Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 287:106684.

67. Sircely, J., R.T. Conant, and R.B. Boone. 2019. Simulating rangeland ecosystems with G-Range: model description and evaluation at global and site scales. Rangeland Ecology & Management 72:846-857.

66. Klein, J.A., C.M. Tucker, A.W. Nolin, K.A. Hopping, R.S. Reid, C. Steger, A. Grêt-Regamey, S. Levorel, B. Müller, E.T. Yeh, R.B. Boone, P. Bourgeron, V. Butsic, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S.K. Dong, G. Greenwood, M. Keiler, R. Marchant, R. Seidle, T. Spies, J. Thorn, K. Yager, and the Mountain Sentinels Network. 2019. Catalyzing transformations to sustainability in the World's mountains. Earth's Future 7:547-557.

65. Klein, J.A., C.M. Tucker, C.E. Steger, A. Nolin, R. Reid, K.A. Hopping, E.T. Yeh, M.S. Pradhan, A. Taber, D. Molden, R. Ghate, D. Choudhury, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Lavorel, B. Müller, A. Grêt-Regamey, R.B. Boone, P. Bourgeron, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S. Dong, M. Keiler, R. Seidle, J. Thorn, K. Yager. 2019. An integrated community and ecosystem-based approach to disaster risk reduction in mountain systems. Environmental Science & Policy 94:143-152.

64. Jablonski, K.E., R.B. Boone, and P.J. Meiman. 2018. An agent-based model of cattle grazing toxic Geyer's larkspur. PLoS ONE 13(3):e0194450.

63. Blecha, K., R.B. Boone, and M. Alldredge. 2018. Hunger mediates apex predator's risk avoidance in wildlife-urban interface. Journal of Animal Ecology 87:609-622.

62. Motallebi, M., D.L. Hoag, A. Tasdighi, M. Arabi, D.L. Osmond, and R.B. Boone. 2018. The impact of relative individual ecosystem demand on stacking ecosystem credit markets. Ecosystem Services 29:137-144.

61. Boone, R.B., R.T. Conant, J. Sircely, P.K. Thornton, and M. Herrero. 2018. Climate change impacts on selected global rangeland ecosystem services. Global Change Biology 24:1382-1393.

60. Boone, R.B.. 2017. Evolutionary computation in zoology and ecology. Current Zoology 63:675-686.

59. Lesorogol, C.K. and R.B. Boone. 2016. Which way forward? Using simulation models and ethnography to understand changing livelihoods among Kenyan pastoralists in a "new commons". International Journal of the Commons 10:747-770.

58. Stabach, J.A., G. Wittemyer, R.B. Boone, R.S. Reid, and J.S. Worden. 2016. Variation in habitat selection by white-bearded wildebeest across different degrees of human disturbance. Ecosphere 7(8):e01428. 10.1002/ecs2.1428.

57. Milne, E., E. Aynekulu, A. Bationo, N.H. Batjes, R. Boone, R. Conant, J. Davies, N. Hanan, D. Hoag, J.E. Herrick, W. Knausenberger, C. Neely, J. Njoka, M. Ngugi, B. Parton, K. Paustian, R. Reid, M. Said, K. Shepherd, D. Swift, P. Thornton, S. Williams, S. Miller, and E. Nkonya. 2016. Grazing lands in sub-Saharan Africa and their potential role in climate change mitigation: what we do and don't know. Environmental Development 19:70-74.

56. Stabach, J.A., R.B. Boone, J.S. Worden, and G. Florant. 2015. Habitat disturbance effects on the physiological stress response in resident Kenyan white-bearded wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus). Biological Conservation 182:177-186.

55. Galvin, K.A., T.A. Beeton, R.B. Boone, and S.B. BurnSilver. 2015. Nutritional status of Maasai pastoralists under change. Human Ecology 43:411-424.

54. Klein, J.A., K.A. Hopping, E.T. Yeh, Y. Nyima, R.B. Boone, and K.A. Galvin. 2014. Unexpected climate impacts on the Tibetan Plateau: local and scientific knowledge in findings of delayed summer. Global Environmental Change 28:141-152.

53. Roque de Pinho, J., C. Grilo, R.B. Boone, K.A. Galvin, and J.G. Snodgrass. 2014. Influence of aesthetic appreciation of wildlife species on attitudes towards their conservation in Kenyan agropastoralist communities. PLoS ONE 9(2):e88842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088842

52. Moore, J.C., R.B. Boone, A. Koyama, and K. Holfelder. 2013. Enyzmatic and detrital influences on the structure, function, and dynamics of spatially-explicit model ecosystems. Biogeochemistry DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9932-3.

51. Havas, K.A., R.B. Boone, A.E. Hill, and M. Salman. 2013. A brucellosis disease control strategy for the Kekheti region of the country of Georgia: an agent-based model. Zoonoses and Public Heath DOI: 10.1111/zph.12066

50. Boone, R.B., K.A. Galvin, S.B. BurnSilver, P.K. Thornton, D.S. Ojima, and J.R. Jawson. 2011. Using coupled simulation models to link pastoral decision making and ecosystem services. Ecology and Society 16(2):6 [online] URL:

49. Hoag, D.L.K., R.B. Boone, and C.M.H. Keske. 2011. The cost for agriculture to coexist with wildlife in Colorado. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 16:318-329.

48. Boone, R.B. 2010. Simulating species richness using agents with evolving niches, with an example of Galapagos plants. International Journal of Ecology 2010:id150606, doi:10.1155/2010/150606

47. Derry, J.F. and R.B. Boone. 2010. Grazing systems are a result of equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics. Journal of Arid Environments 74:307-309.

46. Reid, R., D. Nkedianye, M. Said, D. Kaelo, M. Neselle, O. Makui, L.Onetu, S. Kiruswa, N. Ole Kamuaro, P. Kristjanson, S. BurnSilver, M. Goldman, R. Boone, K.A. Galvin, N. Dickson, and W. Clark. 2009. Evolving models to support communities and policy makers with science: balancing pastoralism and wildlife conservation in East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science doi:10.1073/pnas.0900313106.

45. Wang, G., N.T. Hobbs, S. Twombly, R.B. Boone, A.W. Illius, I.J. Gordon, and J.E. Gross. 2008. Density dependence in northern ungulates: interactions with predation and resources. Population Ecology 51:123-132.

44. Hobbs, N.T., K.A. Galvin, C.J. Stokes, J.M. Lackett, A.J. Ash, R.B. Boone, R.S. Reid, and P.K. Thornton. 2008. Fragmentation of rangelands: implications for humans, animals, and landscapes. Global Environmental Change 18:776-785.

43. Bulte, E.H., R.B. Boone, R. Stringer, and P.K. Thornton. 2008. Elephants or onions? Paying for nature in Amboseli, Kenya. Environmental and Development Economics 13:395-414.

42. Thayn, J.B., K.P. Price, and R.B. Boone. 2008. Satellite-based metrics of rangeland complexity and cattle stocking rates in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 111:292-300.

41. Boone, R.B. 2007. Effects of fragmentation on cattle in African savannas under variable precipitation. Landscape Ecology 22:1355-1369.

40. Thornton, P.K., R.B. Boone, K.A. Galvin, S.B. BurnSilver, M.M. Waithaka, J. Kuyiah, S. Karanja, E. Gonzalez-Estrada, and M. Herrero. 2007. Coping strategies in livestock-dependent households in East and southern Africa: a synthesis of four case studies. Human Ecology 35:461-476.

39. Boone, R.B. and G. Wang. 2007. Cattle dynamics in African grazing systems under variable climate. Journal of Arid Environments 70:495-513.

38. Boone, R.B., J.M. Lackett, K.A. Galvin, D.S. Ojima, and C.J. Tucker III. 2007. Links and broken chains: evidence of human-caused changes in land cover in remotely sensed images. Environmental Science & Policy 10:135-149.

37. Boone, R.B., K.A. Galvin, P.K. Thornton, D.M. Swift, and M.B. Coughenour. 2006. Cultivation and conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Human Ecology 34:809-828.

36. Boone, R.B., C.M. Johnson, and L.B. Johnson. 2006. Simulating wood frog movement in central Minnesota, USA using a diffusion model. Ecological Modelling 198:255-262.

35. Boone, R.B., S.J. Thirgood, and J.G.C. Hopcraft. 2006. Serengeti wildebeest migratory patterns modeled from rainfall and new vegetation growth. Ecology 87:1987-1994.

34. Boone, R.B., C.M. Johnson, and L.B. Johnson. 2006. Simulating vernal pool hydrology in central Minnesota. Wetlands 26:581-592.

33. Galvin, K.A., P.K. Thornton, J.R. de Pinho, J. Sunderland, and R.B. Boone. 2006. Integrated modeling and its potential for resolving conflicts between conservation and people in the rangelands of East Africa. Human Ecology 34:155-183.

32. Wang, G., N.T. Hobbs, R.B. Boone, A.W. Illius, I.J. Gordon, J.E. Gross, and K.L. Hamlin. 2006. Spatial and temporal variability modify density dependence in populations of large herbivores. Ecology 87:95-102.

31. Thornton, P.K., S.B. BurnSilver, R.B. Boone, and K.A. Galvin. 2006. Modelling the impacts of group ranch subdivision on agro-pastoral households in Kajiado, Kenya. Agricultural Systems 87:331-356.

30. Boone, R.B., S.B. BurnSilver, P.K. Thornton, J.S. Worden, and K.A. Galvin. 2005. Quantifying declines in livestock due to subdivision. Rangeland Ecology & Management 58:523-532.

29. Boone, R.B. 2005. Quantifying changes in vegetation in shrinking grazing areas. Conservation & Society 3:150-173.

28. Metzger, K.L., M.B. Coughenour, R.M. Reich, and R.B. Boone. 2005. Effects of seasonal grazing on plant species diversity and vegetation structure in a semi-arid ecosystem. Journal of Arid Environments 61:147-160.

27. Boone, R.B. and N.T. Hobbs. 2004. Lines around fragments: Effects of fencing on large herbivores. African Journal of Range and Forage Sciences 21:147-158.

26. Galvin, K.A., P.K. Thornton, R.B. Boone, and J. Sunderland. 2004. Climate variability and impacts on East African livestock herders. African Journal of Range and Forage Sciences 21:183-189.

25. Boone, R.B., K.A. Galvin, M.B. Coughenour, J.W. Hudson, P.J. Weisberg, C.H. Vogel, and J.E. Ellis. 2004. Ecosystem modeling adds value to a South African climate forecast. Climatic Change 64:317-340.

24. Thornton, P.K., R.H. Fawcett, K.A. Galvin, R.B. Boone, J.W. Hudson, and C.H. Vogel. 2004. Evaluating management options that use climate forecasts: modelling livestock production systems in the semi-arid zone of South Africa. Climate Research 26:33-42.

23. Thornton P.K., K.A. Galvin, and R.B. Boone. 2003. An agro-pastoral household model for the rangelands of East Africa. Agricultural Systems 76:601-622.

22. Boone, R.B., M.B. Coughenour, K.A. Galvin, and J.E. Ellis. 2002. Addressing management questions for Ngorongoro Conservation Area using the Savanna Modeling System. African Journal of Ecology 40:138-150.

21. Galvin, K.A., R.B. Boone, N.M. Smith, and S.J. Lynn. 2001. Impacts of climate variability on East African pastoralists: linking social science and remote sensing. Climate Research 19:161-172.

20. Boone, R.B. and W.B. Krohn. 2000. Relationship between avian range limits and plant transition zones in Maine. J. Biogeography 27:471-482.

19. Boone, R.B. and W.B. Krohn. 2000. Partitioning sources of variation in vertebrate species richness. J. Biogeography 27:457-470.

18. Boone, R.B., K.A. Galvin, N.M. Smith, and S.J. Lynn. 2000. Generalizing El Niño effects upon Maasai livestock using hierarchical clusters of vegetation patterns. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 66:737-744.

17. Boone, R.B. and W.B. Krohn. 2000. Predicting broad-scale occurrences of vertebrates in patchy landscapes. Landscape Ecology 15:63-74.

16. Boone, R.B., A. Hoffman, L. Daley, and B. Arbogast. 2000. How Taxol was found in hazelnut trees. Australian Nutgrower 14:36.

15. Krohn, W.B., R.B. Boone, and S.L. Painton. 1999. Quantitative delineation and characterization of hierarchical biophysical regions of Maine. Northeastern Naturalist 6:125-150.

14. Boone, R.B. and W.B. Krohn. 1999. Modeling the occurrence of bird species: are the errors predictable? Ecological Applications 9:835-848.

13. O'Connor, R.J., M.T. Jones, R.B. Boone, and T.B. Lauber. 1999. Linking continental climate, land use and land patterns with grassland bird distribution across the coterminous United States. In Ecology and conservation of grassland birds in the western hemisphere, P. Vickery and J. Herkert (editors). Studies in Avian Biology 19:45-59.

12. Hoffman, A., W. Khan, J. Worapong, G. Strobel, D. Griffin, B. Arbogast, D. Barofsky, R.B. Boone, L. Ning, P. Zheng, and L. Daley. 1998. Bioprospecting for taxol in angiosperm plant extracts. Spectroscopy 13:22-32.

11. Boone, R.B. 1997. Modeling the climate of Maine for use in broad-scale ecological analyses. Northeastern Naturalist. 44:213-230.

10. Boone, R.B. and M.L. Hunter, Jr. 1996. Using diffusion models to simulate the effects of land use on grizzly bear dispersal in the Rocky Mountains. Landscape Ecology 11:51-64.

9. Krohn, W.B., K.D. Elowe, and R.B. Boone. 1995. Relations among fishers, snow, and martens: development and evaluation of two hypotheses. The Forestry Chronicle 71:97-105.

8. Marzluff, J.M., R.B. Boone, and G.W. Cox. 1994. Historical changes in populations and perceptions of native pest bird species in the West. Studies in Avian Ecology 15:202-220.

7. Dixon, A.R., R.B. Boone, A. Gardea, L.S. Daley, and T.L. Righetti. 1990. Analysis of electrophoresis isozyme patterns using a microcomputer-based imaging system. HortScience 25:961-964.

6. Boone, R.B. and R.S. Mesecar, III. 1989. Telemetric egg for use in egg turning studies. J. Field Ornithology 60:315-322.

5. Eskelsen, S.R., G.D. Crabtree, R.B. Boone, and L.S. Daley. 1989. Determining herbicide damage to light harvesting apparatus of radishes (Raphanus sativus). Proc. Western Soc. Weed Sci. 42:44-51.

4. Sanchez, E.E., R.A. Menendez, L.S. Daley, R.B. Boone, O.L. Jahn, and P.B. Lombard. 1988. Characteristics of quince (Cydonia) cultivars using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. J. Environ. Hort. 6:53-59.

3. Daley, L.S., J.R. Powell, G.A. Strobel, R.B. Boone, J. Postman, M. Willie, and J.H. Brown. 1988. Spectroscopic methods of detection of differences in photosynthetic apparatus and function in plants. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 26:683-694.

2. Jeong, B.-R., L.S. Daley, D.C. Smith, R.B. Boone, and E.J. Zais. 1988. Genetic modeling of visible spectroscopy of intact leaves of red-leafed hazel (Corylus). Spectroscopy 3:26-31.

1. Daley, L.S., J.M. Montano, R.A. Menendez, A.H. Soeldner, and R.B. Boone. 1987. Spectroscopic evaluation of freeze damage in pear trees using fourth-derivative visible spectroscopy of bark sections. Spectroscopy 2:32-36.

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