Dean Biggins - USGS (FORT)

Title: Research Wildlife Biologist

FORT Affiliation: Trust Species & Habitats

Duty Station:
Fort Collins Science Center
2150 Centre Ave
Bldg C
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Phone: 970-226-9467




Research Publications

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2016 Droughts may increase susceptibility of prairie dogs to fleas: Incongruity with hypothesized mechanisms of plague cycles in rodents Journal Article
2016 Plague cycles in two rodent species from China: Dry years might provide context for epizootics in wet years Journal Article
2013 American Badgers selectively excavate burrows in areas used by blackfooted ferrets: Implications for predator avoidance Journal Article
2013 Using occupancy models to investigate the prevalence of ectoparasitic vectors on hosts: An example with fleas on prairie dogs Journal Article
2012 Black-footed ferret digging activity in summer Journal Article
2012 Black-footed ferrets and recreational shooting influence the attributes of black-tailed prairie dog burrows Journal Article
2012 Digging behaviors of radio-tagged black-footed ferrets near Meeteetse, Wyoming, 1981-1984 Journal Article
2012 Fine-scale habitat use of reintroduced black-footed ferrets on prairie dog colonies in New Mexico Journal Article
2012 Importance of lunar and temporal conditions for spotlight surveys of adult black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2012 Information on black-footed ferret biology collected within the framework of ferret conservation Journal Article
2012 Patterns of surface burrow plugging in a colony of black-tailed prairie dogs occupied by black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2012 Resource selection models are useful in predicting fine-scale distributions of black-footed ferrets in prairie dog colonies Journal Article
2012 Use of multi-opening burrow systems by black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2011 Black-footed ferret areas of activity during late summer and fall at Meeteetse, Wyoming Journal Article
2011 Black-footed ferrets and Siberian polecats as ecological surrogates and ecological equivalents Journal Article
2011 Environmental enrichment affects adrenocortical stress responses in the endangered black-footed ferret Journal Article
2011 Interface between black-footed ferret research and operational conservation Journal Article
2011 Landscape features influence postrelease predation on endangered black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2011 Mortality of Siberian polecats and black-footed ferrets released onto prairie dog colonies Journal Article
2011 Movements and survival of black-footed ferrets associated with an experimental translocation in South Dakota Journal Article
2011 Postbreeding resource selection by adult black-footed ferrets in the Conata Basin, South Dakota Journal Article
2010 Enzootic plague reduces black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) survival in Montana Journal Article
2010 Morning ambush attacks by black-footed ferrets on emerging prairie dogs Journal Article
2010 Nighttime aboveground movements by prairie dogs on colonies inhabited by black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2010 Symposium on the ecology of plague and its effects on wildlife: A model for translational research Journal Article
2010 Symposium on the ecology of Plague and its effects on wildlife: special issue of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases Proceedings
2010 Vector control improves survival of three species of prairie dogs (Cynomys) in areas considered enzootic for plague Journal Article
2009 A review of plague persistence with special emphasis on fleas Journal Article
2008 Aboveground predation by an American badger (Taxidea taxus) on black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) Journal Article
2007 Summary of black-footed ferret, prairie dog, and plague research activities, 2007 Report
2006 A history of searches for black-footed ferrets Report, Pages In
2006 Bobcat attack on a cottontail rabbit Journal Article
2006 Conservation of prairie dogs in areas with plague Book, Pages in
2006 Does predator management enhance survival of reintroduced black-footed ferrets? Report, Pages In
2006 Estimating the abundance of prairie dogs Book, Pages in
2006 Evaluating habitat for black-footed ferrets: revision of an existing model Report, Pages In
2006 Extreme plasticity in thermoregulatory behaviors of free-ranging black-tailed prairie dogs Journal Article
2006 Forage preferences in two species of prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens and Cynomus ludovicianus): Implications for hibernation and facultative heterothermy Journal Article
2006 Habitat preferences and intraspecific competition in black-footed ferrets Report, Pages In
2006 Modeling black-footed ferret energetics: Are southern release sites better? Report, Pages In
2006 Monitoring black-footed ferrets during reestablishment of free-ranging populations: Discussion of alternative methods and recommended minimum standards Report, Pages In
2006 Postrelease movements and survival of adult and young black-footed ferrets Report, Pages In
2006 Radio-telemetry for black-footed ferret research and monitoring Report, Pages In
2006 Restoration of an endangered species: the black-footed ferret Book, Pages in
2006 The quest for a safe and effective canine distemper virus vaccine for black-footed ferrets Report, Pages In
2006 The symposium in context Report, Pages In
2005 The black-footed ferret Journal Article
2005 Variation in torpor patterns of free-ranging black-tailed and Utah prairie dogs across gradients of elevation Journal Article
2003 Basal metabolism of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) and the Siberian polecat (M. eversmannii) Journal Article
2003 Challenges to reestablishment of free-ranging populations of black-footed ferrets Journal Article
2003 Comparison of moonlight effects on cover usage and spatial learning of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) and siberian ferrets (M. eversmannii) Thesis & Dissertation
2003 Evaluation of oral and subcutaneous delivery of an experimental canarypox recombinant canine distemper vaccine in the Siberian polecate (Mustela eversmanni) Journal Article
2003 Treatment of black-tailed prairie dog burrows with deltamethrin to control fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera) and plague Journal Article
2002 The influence of sylvatic plague on North American wildlife at the landscape level, with special emphasis on black-footed ferret and prairie dog conservation Proceedings, Pages in
2001 Disruptions of ecosystems in western North America due to invasion by plague Journal Article
2001 Influences of introduced plague on North American mammals: Implications from ecology of plague in Asia Journal Article
2001 Susceptibility of the Siberian polecat to subcutaneous and oral Yersinia pestis exposure Journal Article
1999 Etologia aplicada al manejo de especies amenazadas: el caso del turon de patas negras (Mustela nigripes) Journal Article
1999 Hybridization and the phylogenetic relationship between polecats and domestic ferrets in Britain Journal Article
1999 Influence of prerelease experience on reintroduced black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) Journal Article
1998 Noninvasive monitoring of fetal growth and development in the Siberian polecat (Mustela eversmanni) Journal Article
1998 The captive environment and reintroduction: the black-footed ferret as a case study with comments on other taxa Book, Pages in
1998 The effect of rearing methods on survival of reintroduced black-footed ferrets Journal Article
1997 A comparison of sevoflurane and isoflurane for short-term anesthesia in polecats (Mustela eversmanni) Journal Article
1997 Management of an endangered species: the black-footed ferret Book, Pages in
1996 Activity rhythm and home range of alpine weasel Journal Article
1995 Activity rhythms and distribution of natal dens for red foxes Journal Article
1995 Black-Footed Ferrets Book, Pages in
1994 Recovery of the black-footed ferret: looking back, looking forward Report, Pages In
1994 Reintroduction of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) Book, Pages in
1993 A Technique for Evaluating Black-Footed Ferret Habitat Proceedings, Pages in
1993 Introduction Proceedings, Pages in
1993 Proceedings of the symposium on the management of prairie dog complexes for the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret Proceedings
1993 Workshop Summary Proceedings
1991 Rehabilitation of a Species: The Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) Proceedings, Pages in
1990 A proposal to conserve black-footed ferrets and the prairie dog ecosystem Journal Article
1990 Development of Survival Skills in Captive-Raised Siberian Polecats (Mustela eversmanni) II: Predator Avoidance Journal Article
1990 Development of Survival Skills in Captive-Raised Siberian Polecats. I: Locating prey Journal Article
1990 Visual counts as an index of White-Tailed Prairie Dog density Journal Article
1989 Black-footed ferret recovery Report, Pages In
1986 Activity of radio-tagged black-footed ferrets Journal Article
1986 Comparison of capture-recapture and visual count indices of prairie dog densities in black-footed ferret habitat Journal Article
1986 Transponders as permanent identification markers for domestic ferrets, black-footed ferrets, and other wildlife Journal Article
1978 Comparative efficiencies of telemetry and visual techniques for studying ungulates, grouse, and raptors on energy development lands in southeastern Montana Report, Pages In