Links to our papers can be found at my Google Scholar site.

In press

Chandler, R.B., E. Muths, B.H. Sigafus, C.R. Schwalbe, C.J. Jarchow, and B.R. Hossack. In press. Spatial occupancy models for predicting metapopulation dynamics and viability following reintroduction. Journal of Applied Ecology.


Hostetler, J.A. and R.B. Chandler. 2015. Improved state-space models for inference about spatial and temporal variation in abundance from count data. Ecology 96:1713-1723.

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R.B. Chandler, J.A. Royle, and T.S. Sillett. 2015. An open population hierarchical distance sampling model. Ecology 96:325-331.


Chandler, R.B. and J.D. Clark. 2014. Spatially explicit integrated population models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:1351-1360.

Graves, T., R.B. Chandler, J.A. Royle, P. Beier, and K.C. Kendall. 2014. Estimating landscape resistance to dispersal. Landscape Ecology 29:1201-1211.

Royle, J.A., R.B. Chandler, C.C. Sun, and A.K. Fuller. 2014. Reply to Efford on “Integrating Resource Selection Information with Spatial Capture-recapture.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5:603-605.

Zipkin, E.F., T.S. Sillett, E.H.C. Grant, R.B. Chandler, and J.A. Royle. 2014. Inferences about population dynamics from count data using multistate models: a comparison to capture-recapture approaches. Ecology and Evolution 4:417-426.

Zipkin, E.F., J.T. Thorson, K. See, H.J. Lynch, E.H.C. Grant, Y. Kanno, R.B. Chandler, B.H. Letcher, and J.A. Royle. 2014. Modeling structured population dynamics using data from unmarked individuals. Ecology 95:22-29.


Chandler, R.B., D.I. King, C.C. Chandler, R. Raudales, R. Trubey, and V.J. Arce Chavez. 2013. A small-scale land-sparing approach to conserving biodiversity in tropical agricultural landscapes. Conservation Biology 27:785-795.

Chandler, R.B. and J.A. Royle. 2013. Spatially-explicit models for inference about density in unmarked or partially marked populations. Annals of Applied Statistics 7:936-954.

Royle, J. A., R. B. Chandler, K.D. Gazenski, and T. A. Graves. 2013. Spatial capture-recapture models for jointly estimating population density and landscape connectivity. Ecology 94:287-294.

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R.B. Chandler, D. Shindle, D. Onorato, J.A. Royle, and A. O’Connell. 2013. Using multiple data sources provides density estimates for endangered Florida panther. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:961-968.

J.A. Royle, R.B. Chandler, C.C. Sun, and A.K. Fuller. 2013. Integrating resource selection information with spatial capture-recapture. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:520-530.

Yackulic, C.B., R.B. Chandler, E. Zipkin, J.A. Royle, J.D. Nichols, E.H.C. Grant, and S. Veran. 2013. Presence-only modeling using MAXENT: When can we trust the inferences? Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:236-243.


Sillett, T.S., R.B. Chandler, J.A. Royle, M. Kery, S.A. Morrison. 2012. Hierarchical distance sampling models of habitat-specific abundance and total population size of the Island Scrub-Jay. Ecological Applications 22:1997-2006.

Royle, J.A, R.B. Chandler, C. Yackulic, and J.D. Nichols. 2012. Likelihood analysis of species occurrence probability from presence-only data for modeling species distributions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 157:261-280.

Chandler, C.C., D.I. King, and R.B. Chandler. 2012. Do mature forest birds prefer early-successional habitat during the post edging period? Forest Ecology and Management 264:1-9.


Chandler, R. B. and D. I. King. 2011. Habitat quality and habitat selection of golden-winged warbler warblers in Costa Rica: application of hierarchical models for open populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:1038-1047.

Chandler, R. B., J. A. Royle, and D. I. King. 2011. Inference about density and temporary emigration in unmarked populations. Ecology 92:1429-1435.

King, D.I., C.C. Chandler, J.H. Rappole, R.B. Chandler, and D.W. Mehlman. 2011. Establishing quantitative habitat targets for an endangered Neotropical migrant (Dendroica chrysoparia) during the non-breeding season. Bird Conservation International. DOI: 10.1017/S095927091100027X.

King. D.I., R.B. Chandler, J.H. Rappole, R. Raudales, and R. Trubey. 2011. The Value of Community-Based Agroforestry Initiatives in Nicaragua and Costa Rica for Biodiversity Conservation. Javier Simonetti, Audrey A. Grez Cristian, F. Estades and Jorge Perez, Eds. Universidad de Chile Press.

Schlossberg, S., D.I. King, and R.B. Chandler. 2011. Effects of low-density housing development on shrubland birds in western Massachusetts. Landscape and Urban Planning 103:64-73.

Fiske I. and R.B. Chandler. 2011. unmarked: an R package for fitting hierarchical models of wildlife occurrence and abundance. Journal of Statistical Software 43:1-23.


Schlossberg, S., D.I. King, R.B. Chandler, and B.A. Mazzei. 2010. Regional synthesis of habitat relationships in shrubland birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1513-1522.


Chavez-Arce, V.J.R. Raudales, R. Trubey, D.I. King, R.B. Chandler, and C. Chandler. 2009. Measuring and managing the environmental costs of coffee production in Latin America. Conservation and Society 7:141-144.

Chandler, R. B., D. I. King, and C. C. Chandler. 2009. Effects of management regime on the abundance and nest survival of shrubland birds in wildlife openings in northern New England, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 258:1669-1676.

Wolfe, J.D., R.B. Chandler, and D.I. King. 2009. Molt patterns, age, and sex criteria for selected highland Costa Rica landbirds. Ornithologa Neotropical 20:451-459.

Chandler, R.B., King, D.I., and S. DeStefano. 2009. Scrub-shrub bird habitat associations at multiple spatial scales in beaver meadows in Massachusetts. Auk 126: 186-197.

King, D.I., R.B. Chandler, S. Schlossberg, and C.C. Chandler. 2009. Habitat use and nest success of scrub-shrub birds in wildlife and silvicultural openings in western Massachusetts, U.S.A. Forest Ecology and Management 257:421-426.

King, D.I., R.B. Chandler, J.M. Collins, W.R. Peterson, and T.E. Lautzenheiser. 2009. Effects of width, edge and habitat on the abundance and nesting success of scrub-shrub birds in powerline corridors. Biological Conservation 142:2672-2680.


Chandler R. B., A. M. Strong, and C. C. Kaufman. 2004. Elevated lead levels in urban house sparrows: A threat to sharp-shinned hawks and merlins? Journal of Raptor Research 38:62-68.