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ADFG Mountain goat bibliography

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Aumiller, L. and W. B. Ballard. 1986. Documented range extension of the mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus, in Alaska. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 100: 560.
  • Ballard, W. 1977. Status and management of the mountain goat in Alaska. Proceedings of the 1st International Mountain Goat Symposium, 1: 15-23.
  • Del Frate, G. G. and T. H. Spraker. 2004. The success of mountain goat management on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 9: 92-98.
  • Fox, J. L. and C. A. Smith. 1988. Winter mountain goat diets in Southeast Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management, 52: 362-365.
  • Franzmann, A. W., A. Flynn, C C. Schwartz, D. G. Calkins and L. Nichols. 1981. Beta-endorphin levels in blood from selected Alaskan mammals. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 17: 593-596.
  • McDonough, T. J., J. R. Crye, and G. G. Del Frate. 2006. Can horn length of mountain goats be used as a measure of habitat quality? Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 15: 158-166.
  • McDonough, T. J. and J. S. Selinger. 2008. Mountain goat management on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska: a new direction. Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 16: 50-67.
  • Nichols, L. 1980. Aerial census and classification of mountain goats in Alaska. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 2: 523-589.
  • Nichols, L. 1982. Capture and radio telemetry of mountain goats in Alaska. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 3: 115-126.
  • Nichols, L. 1988. Simple methods of comparing winter snow conditions on alpine and subalpine ranges of Dall’s sheep and mountain goats in Alaska. Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 330-335.
  • Shafer, A. B. A., K. S. White, S. Cote, and D. W. Coltman. 2011. Deciphering translocations from relicts in Baranof Island mountain goats: is an endemic genetic lineage at risk? Conservation Genetics, 12: 1261-1268.
  • Shafer, A. B. A., J. M. Northrup, K. S. White, M. S. Boyce, S. D. Cote, and D. W. Coltman. 2012. Habitat selection predicts genetic relatedness in an alpine ungulate. Ecology, 93: 1317-1329.
  • Smith, C. A. and K. J. Raedeke. 1982. Group size and movements of a dispersed, low density goat population with comments on inbreeding and human impact. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 3: 54-67.
  • Smith. C. A. 1983. Responses of two groups of mountain goats, Oreamnos americanus, to a wolf, Canis lupus. Canadian Field-Naturalist, 97: 110.
  • Smith, C. A. 1986. Rates and causes of mortality in mountain goats in southeast Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management, 50:743-746.
  • Smith, C. A. and L. Nichols. 1984. Mountain goat transplants in Alaska: restocking depleted herds and mitigating mining impacts. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 4: 467-480.
  • Smith, C. A. and K. T. Bovee. 1984. A mark-recapture census and density estimate for a coastal mountain goat population. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 4: 487-498.
  • Smith, C. A. 1995. Evaluation of a multivariate model of mountain goat winter habitat selection. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 159-165.
  • Smith, C. A. 1984. Evaluation and management implications of long-term trends in coastal mountain goat populations in Southeast Alaska. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 4: 395-424.
  • Smith, C. A. 1986. Bi-level analysis of habitat selection by mountain goats in coastal Alaska. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 5: 366-385.
  • Strickland, D., L. L. McDonald, J. Kern, T. Spraker, and A. Loranger. 1994. Analysis of 1992 Dall sheep and mountain goat survey data, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 9: 35-42.
  • White, K. S. 2006. Seasonal and sex-specific variation in terrain use and movement patterns of mountain goats in southeastern Alaska. Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Symposium of the Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council, 15: 183-193.
  • White, K. S., G. W. Pendleton, D. Crowley, H. Griese, K. J. Hundertmark, T. McDonough, L. Nichols, M. Robus, C. A. Smith and J. W. Schoen. 2011. Mountain goat survival in coastal Alaska: effects of age, sex and climate. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75: 1731-1744.

Technical reports (final reports only)

  • Ballard, W. 1975. Mountain goat survey technique evaluation. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK. 21pp
  • Fox, J. L., C. A. Smith, and J. W. Schoen. 1989. Relation between mountain goats and their habitat in southeastern Alaska. General Technical Report, PNW-GTR-246. Pacific Northwest Research Station, Juneau, AK.
  • Hundertmark, K. J., W. L. Eberhardt and R. E. Ball. 1983. Winter habitat utilization by moose and mountain goats in the Chilkat Valley. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK. 44pp.
  • Nichols, L. 1980. Mountain goat management techniques studies. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK 51pp.
  • Nichols, L. 1985. Mountain goat fidelity to given areas by season and seasonal movements. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK 72pp.
  • Robus, M. H. and B. L. Carney. 1995. Effects of Kensington Mine development on black bears and mountain goats. Wildlife baseline studies and monitoring plan final report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau. AK. 35pp.
  • Schoen, J. W. and M. D. Kirchhoff. 1982. Habitat use by mountain goats in southeast Alaska. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK. 67pp.
  • Smith, C. A. 1984. Potential of Revillagigedo Island for a goat transplant. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK. 29pp.
  • Smith, C. A. 1986. Habitat use by mountain goats in southeastern Alaska. Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK. 63pp.
  • White, K. S., D. P. Gregovich, G. W. Pendleton, N. L. Barten, R. Scott, A. Crupi and D. N. Larsen. 2012. Mountain goat population ecology and habitat use along the Juneau Access road corridor, Alaska. Wildlife Research Final Report. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK.