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Ray, Chris

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Chris Ray

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Chris Ray studies and models the dynamics of plant and animal populations, focusing especially on threatened species with fragmented populations. Recent projects include hierarchical modeling of point count data, analyzing the role of metacommunity dynamics in plant community assembly, and modeling the spatial and temporal dynamics of disease in mammal communities. Her long-term project involves research on the American pika, aimed at understanding climatic influences on the distribution of this species throughout western North America.

Disciplines: Animal ecology

 

Affliations

Links:

Chris Ray Biography: INSTAAR

Chris Ray Biography: IBP

Outreach: Mammal Class, Rocky Mountain National Park

Front Range Pika Project

Chris Ray's CV

2016

Characterizing predictors of survival in the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Journal of Mammalogy, 1-10, DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw097,

2016

When can we measure stress noninvasively? Postdeposition effects on a fecal stress metric confound a multiregional assessment.

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Varner, J, Ecology and Evolution, 6, 2, 502-513, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1857,

2015

Of plants and pikas: evidence for a climate-mediated decline in forage and cache quality.

Bhattacharyya, S., Ray, Chris, Plant Ecology & Diversity, 8, 5-6, 781-794, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1121520,

2015

Alpine biodiversity and assisted migration: the case of the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Ramsay. N, Klingler, K, Biodiversity, 16, 4, 224-236, DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2015.1112304,

2015

Parks, pikas, and physiological stress: Implications for long-term monitoring of an NPS climate-sensitive sentinel species.

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Park Science, 32, 1, 42-48,

2015

Relating sub-surface ice features to physiological stress in a climate sensitive mammal, the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, Jennifer L., Ray, Chris, Varner, Johanna, PLOS one, 10, 3, e0119327, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119327,

2015

Children’s book series and associated curricula support elementary education and outreach in water resources.

Ray, C., McKnight, D. M., Bidwell, M. D., Fourment, T., Flanagan Pritz, C., Rinehart, A. H., Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1050711,

2014

Determinants of pika population density versus occupancy in the Southern Rocky Mountains.

Erb, L.P., Ray, C., Guralnick, R., Ecological Applications, 24, 3, 429-435, DOI: 10.1890/13-1072.1,

2013

Stress hormone concentration in Rocky Mountain populations of the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, J.L., Ray, C., Sweazea, K.L., Conservation Physiology, DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cot027,

2012

Retreat of the American pika: Up the mountain or into the void?.

Ray, C., Beever, E., Loarie, S., Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, Brodie, J.F., Post, E., and Doak, D.F., 245-270,

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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