publications (selected)


E. G. Cooch, R. T. Alisauskas & F. E. Buderman (2021) Effect of pre-harvest mortality on harvest rates and derived population estimates. Journal of Wildlife Management, 85, 2128-239.

Robinson, O.J., V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, R.J. Meese, E.E. Graves, M. Holyoak, C.R. Wilson, A.C. Wyckoff, B.D. Merriell, C. Snyder & E.G. Cooch (2021) Multi-scale demographic analysis reveals range contraction via pseudo-source and sink population structure. EcoSphere, In press.


O.J. Robinson, V. Ruiz-Gutierrez, D. Fink, R.J. Meese, M. Holyoak & E.G. Cooch (2018) Using citizen science data in integrated population models to inform conservation. Biological Conservation, 227, 361-368.


White, G.C. & E.G. Cooch. (2016) Population abundance estimation with heterogeneous encounter probabilities using numerical integration. Journal of Wildlife Management, 81, 322-336.

Crum, N.J., A.K. Fuller, C.S. Sutherland, E.G. Cooch & J. Hurst (2017) Estimating occupancy probability of moose using hunter survey data. Journal of Wildlife Management, 81, 521-534.


Townsend, A.K., E.G. Cooch, T.S. Sillett, N.L. Rodenhouse, R.T. Holmes & M.S Webster. (2016) The interacting effects of food, spring temperature, and global climate cycles on population dynamics of a migratory songbird. Global Change Biology, 22 544-555. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13053


Carillo-Rubio, E., M. Kery, S.J. Morreale, P.J. Sullivan, B. Gardner, E.G. Cooch & J.P. Lassoie. (2014) Use of multispecies occupancy models to evaluate the response of bird communities to forest degradation associated with logging. Conservation Biology, DOI: 0.1111/cobi.12261.

E.G. Cooch, M. Guillemain, G.S. Boomer, J-D. Lebreton & J.D. Nichols. (2014) The effects of harvest on waterfowl populations. Wildfowl (Special Issue), 4, 220-276.


Aubry, L.M., R.F. Rockwell, E.G. Cooch, R.W. Brook, C.P. Mulder & D.N. Koons. (2012) Climate change, phenology and habitat degradation: drivers of gosling body condition and juvenile survival in lesser snow geese. Global Change Biology , 19, 149-160.

Cam, E., O. Gimenez, R. Alpizar-Jara, L.M. Aubry, M. Authier, E.G. Cooch, D.N. Koons, W.A. Link, J-Y. Monnat, J.D. Nichols, J.J. Rotella, J.A. Royle & R. Pradel. (2012) Looking for a needle in a haystack: inference about individual fitness components in a heterogeneous population. Oikos, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20532.x

Nichols, J.D., E.G. Cooch, J.M. Nichols & J.R. Sauer (2012) Studying biodiversity: is a new paradigm really needed? BioScience , 62, 497-502.

Boulanger, J.R., P.D. Curtis, E.G. Cooch & A.J. Denicola (2012) Sterilization as an alternative deer control technique: a review. Human-Wildlife Interactions, 6, 273-282.


Alisauskas, R.T., R.F. Rockwell, K.W. Dufour, E.G. Cooch, G. Zimmerman, K.L. Drake, J.O. Leafloor, T.J. Moser & E.T. Reed (2011) Effect of population reduction efforts on harvest, survival, and population growth of midcontinent lesser snow geese. Wildlife Monographs, 179, 1-42.

Moniz, L.J., J.D. Nichols, J.M. Nichols, E.G. Cooch & L.M. Pecora (2011) Inferences about coupling from ecological surveillance monitoring: approaches based on nonlinear dynamics and information theory. In Towards an Information Theory of Complex Networks: Statistical Methods and Applications (M. Dehmer, F. Emmert-Streib, A. Mehler, eds). Birkhauser. pp. 169-198.


Cooch, E.G., P.B. Conn, S.P. Ellner, A.P. Dobson & K.H. Pollock (2010) Disease dynamics in wild populations: modelling and estimation - a review. Journal of Ornithology, 152 (Suppl 2), S485-S509.

Conn, P.B., E.G. Cooch & P. Caley. (2010) Accounting for detection probability when estimating force-of-infection from animal encounter data. Journal of Ornithology, 152 (Suppl 2), S511-S520.

Cooch, E.G., E. Cam & H. Caswell. (2010) Incorporating `recruitment' in matrix projection models: estimation, parameters, and the influence of model structure. Journal of Ornithology, 152 (Suppl 2), S585-S595.

Zipkin, E.F., C.S. Jennelle & E.G. Cooch. (2010) A primer on the application of Markov chains to the study of wildlife disease dynamics. Methods in Ecology & Evolution, 1, 192-198.


Zipkin, E.F., C.E. Kraft, E.G. Cooch & P.J. Sullivan. (2009) When can nuisance and invasive species control efforts backfire? Ecological Applications, 19, 1585-1595.

Conn, P.B. & E.G. Cooch. (2009) Multistate capture-recapture analysis under imperfect state observation: an application to disease models. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 486-492.


Zipkin, E.F., P.J. Sullivan, E.G. Cooch, C.E. Kraft, B.J. Shuter & B.C. Weidel. (2008) Overcompensatory response of a smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) population to harvest: release from competition? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65, 2279-2292.

Williams, C.K., M.D. Samuel, V.V. Baranyuk, E.G. Cooch & D. Krage. (2008) Winter fidelity and apparent survival of lesser snow goose populations in the Pacific flyway. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72, 209-167.


Moniz, L.J., E.G. Cooch, S.P. Ellner, J.D. Nichols & J.M. Nichols. (2007) Application of information theory methods to food web reconstruction. Ecological Modelling, 208, 145-208.

Jennelle, C.S., E.G. Cooch, M.J. Conroy & J.C. Senar. (2007) State-specific detection probabilities and disease prevalence. Ecological Applications, 17, 154-167.

Hauser, C.E., M.C. Runge, E.G. Cooch. F.A. Johnson & W.F. Harvey (2007) Optimal control of Atlantic population Canada Geese. Ecological Modelling, 201, 27-36.


Hauser, C.E., E.G. Cooch & J.-D. Lebreton (2006) Control of structured populations by harvest. Ecological Modelling, 196, 462-470.

Merrill, J.A., E.G. Cooch & P.D. Curtis (2006) Managing an overabundant deer population by sterilization: effects of immigration, stochasticity, and the capture process. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70, 268-277.


Cam, E., E.G. Cooch & J-Y. Monnat. (2005) Earlier recruitment or earlier death? On the assumption of homogenous survival rates in recruitment studies. Ecological Monographs, 75, 419-434.

Nichols, J.M., L. Moniz, J.D. Nichols, L.M. Pecora & E.G. Cooch. (2005) Assessing spatial coupling in complex population dynamics using mutual prediction and continuity statistics. Theoretical Population Biology, 67, 9-21.

Dhondt, A.A., S. Altizer, E.G. Cooch, A.K. Davis, A. Dobson, M.J.L. Driscoll, B.K. Hartup, D.M. Hawley, W.M. Hochachka, P.R. Hosseini, C.S. Jennelle, G.V. Kollias, D.H. Ley, E.C.H. Swarthout & K.V. Sydenstricker. (2005) Dynamics of a novel pathogen in an avian host: Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis in house finches. Acta Tropica, 94, 77-93.


Faustino, C.R., C.S. Jennelle, V. Connolly, A.K. Davis, E.C. Swarthout, A.A. Dhondt & E.G. Cooch (2004) Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection dynamics in a house finch population: seasonal variation in survival, encounter and transmission rate. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73, 651-669.


Cooch, E.G., G. Gauthier & R.F. Rockwell (2003) Apparent differences in stochastic growth rates based on timing of census: a cautionary note. Ecological Modelling, 209, 133-143.

Merrill, J.A., E.G. Cooch & P.D. Curtis (2003) Time to reduction: factors influencing management efficacy in sterilizing overabundant white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management, 67, 269-281.

Anderson, D.R., E.G. Cooch, R.J. Guttierrez, C.J. Krebs, M.S. Lindberg, K.H. Pollock, C.A. Ribic & T.M. Shenk. (2003) In my opinion: Rigorous science: suggestions on how to raise the bar. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31, 296-305.


Cooch, E.G. (2002) Fledging size and survival in snow geese: timing is everything (or is it?) Journal of Applied Statistics, 29, 143-162.

Cooch, E.G., E. Cam & W. Link. (2002) Occam's shadow: levels of analysis in evolutionary ecology - where to next? Journal of Applied Statistics, 29, 19-48.

Link, W.A., E.G. Cooch & E. Cam. (2002) Model based individual fitness. Journal of Applied Statistics, 29, 207-224.

R. Barker, Cooch, E.G. & C.J. Schwarz. (2002) Comment on paper by Nichols: Approaches to the direct estimation of λ and related parameters using capture-recapture data. Journal of Applied Statistics, 29, 569-572.

Cam, E., W.A. Link, E.G. Cooch, J.-Y. Monnat & E. Danchin (2002) Individual covariation in life-history traits: seeing the trees despite the forest. American Naturalist, 209, 96-105.

Link, W. A., E. Cam, J.D. Nichols & E. Cooch (2002) Of BUGS and birds: An introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo. Journal of Wildlife Management, 66, 277-291.


Cooch, E.G., R.F. Rockwell & S. Brault. (2001) Retrospective analysis of demographic responses to environmental change: an example in the lesser snow goose. Ecological Monographs, 71, 377-400.

Samuel, M.D., D.R. Goldberg, A.E. Smith, V.V. Baranyuk & E.G. Cooch. (2001). Neck-band retention for lesser snow geese in the western Arctic. Journal of Wildlife Management, 65, 797-807.

Cooch, E.G. (2001) First steps with Program MARK: Linear models. Proceedings of the 3rd International Wildlife Conference, Chapter 7, pp. 343-349.


Bertram, D.F., I.L. Jones, E.G. Cooch, H. Knechtel & F. Cooke. (2000) Estimates of survival rates for Cassin's and Rhinoceros auklets at Triangle Island, British Columbia. Condor, 102, 205-162.

Cooke, F., C.M. Francis, E.G. Cooch & R.T. Alisauskas. (2000) Impact of hunting on population growth of mid-continent lesser snow geese. Occasional Paper 102, CWS Occasional Paper Series, Ottawa, Ontario.


Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1999) Body size and recruitment in snow geese. Bird Study, 46, 112-119.

Cooch, E.G. & W.A. Link. (1999) Estimating transition probabilities in unmarked populations - entropy revisited. Bird Study, 46, 55-61.

Cooch, E.G., Dzubin, A & R.F. Rockwell. (1999) Using body size to estimate gosling age. Journal of Field Ornithology, 70, 214-229.


Reed, E., E.G. Cooch, F. Cooke & I. Goudie. (1998) Migration patterns of black brant in Boundary Bay, BC. Journal of Wildlife Management, 62, 2021-2031.

Reed, E., E.G. Cooch, I. Goudie & F. Cooke. (1998) Site fidelity of black brant wintering and spring staging in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Condor, 100, 426-37.


Samuel, M.D., D.R. Goldberg, D.J. Shadduck, J.I. Price & E.G. Cooch. (1997) Avian cholera bacterium isolated from healthy lesser snow geese. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 33, 332-335.

Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank, R.J. Robertson & F. Cooke. (1997) Effects of parental age and environmental change on offspring sex-ratio in a precocial bird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 66, 189-202.

Black, J.M., E.G. Cooch, M.J.J.E Loonen & M. Owen. (1997) Body size variation in barnacle goose colonies: evidence for local saturation of habitats. In Research on Arctic Geese - Proceedings of the Svalbard Goose Symposium (Eds. F. Mehlum, J.M. Black, and J. Madsen). Norsk Polarinstitutt, Olso. pp. 129-140.

Rockwell, R.F., E.G. Cooch & S. Brault. (1997) Dynamics of the mid-continent population of lesser snow geese: projected impacts of reductions in survival and fertility on population growth rates. In Arctic Goose Habitat Working Group Report (Ed. B. Batt). pp. 73-100.


Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank & F. Cooke. (1996) Intraseasonal variation in the development of sexual size dimorphism in a precocial bird: evidence from the lesser snow goose. Journal of Animal Ecology, 65, 439-450.

Williams, T.D. & E.G. Cooch. (1996) Egg size, temperature and laying sequence: why do snow geese lay big eggs when its cold? Functional Ecology, 10, 112-118.


Viallefont, A, E.G. Cooch & F. Cooke. (1995) Estimation of trade-offs with capture-recapture models: a case study on the lesser snow goose. Journal of Applied Statistics, 22, 847-861.

Pradel, R., E.G. Cooch & F. Cooke. (1995) Transient animals in a resident population of snow geese: local emigration or heterogeneity? Journal of Applied Statistics, 22, 695-710.


Cooch, E.G. & R.E. Ricklefs. (1994) Do variable environments significantly influence optimal reproductive effort in birds? Oikos, 69, 447-459.

Robertson, G.J., E.G. Cooch, D.B. Lank, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1994) Female age and egg size in the lesser snow goose. Journal of Avian Biology, 25, 149-205.


Cooch, E.G., R.L. Jefferies, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1993) Environmental change and the cost of philopatry: An example in the lesser snow goose. Oecologia, 93, 128-138.

Williams, T.D., E.G. Cooch, R.L. Jefferies & F. Cooke. (1993) Environmental degradation, food limitation and reproductive output: juvenile survival in lesser snow geese. Journal of Animal Ecology, 62, 766-777.

Rockwell, R.F., E.G. Cooch, C.B. Thompson & F. Cooke. (1993) Age and reproductive success in female lesser snow geese: experience, senescence, and the cost of philopatry. Journal of Animal Ecology, 62, 323-333.

Williams, T.D., F. Cooke, E.G. Cooch & R.F. Rockwell. (1993) Body condition and gosling survival in mass-banded lesser snow geese. Journal of Wildlife Management, 57, 555-562.


Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1992) Is there a positive relationship between body size and fecundity in lesser snow geese? Auk, 109, 667-673.

Dzubin, A. & E.G. Cooch. (1992) Measurements of Geese: General Field Methods. California Waterfowl Association. Sacramento, CA. 20pp.


Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1991). Longterm decline in body size in a snow goose population: evidence of environmental degradation? Journal of Animal Ecology, 60, 483-496.

Cooch, E.G., D.B. Lank, A. Dzubin, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1991). Body size variation in lesser snow geese: environmental plasticity in gosling growth rates. Ecology, 72, 503-512.

Cooch, E.G. & F. Cooke. (1991). Demographic changes in a snow goose population - biological and management implications. In Bird Population Studies: Their Relevance to Conservation and Management. (Eds: C. Perrins, J. Lebreton & G. Hirons). Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 168-189.


Cooch, E.G. D.B. Lank, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1989). Longterm decline in fecundity in a snow goose population: evidence of density-dependence? Journal of Animal Ecology, 58, 711-726.

Lank, D.B., E.G. Cooch, R.F. Rockwell & F. Cooke. (1989). Environmental and demographic correlates of intraspecific nest parasitism in lesser snow geese. Journal of Animal Ecology, 58, 29-45.