I am a broadly trained population ecologist with a background in public education, ultimately interested in engaging students in the biological sciences and applied research to aid in the conservation of biodiversity in the Anthropocene.
Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, P. C. Carr, and L. M. Aubry. 2017. Why does the regulated harvest of black bears affect the rate of human-bear conflicts in New Jersey, USA? Case Studies in the Environment, DOI: 10.1525/cse.2017.sc.415535
Raithel, J. D. 2017. Integrating Black Bear Behavior, Spatial Ecology, and Population Dynamics in a Human-Dominated Landscape: Implications for Management. Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan. 235 pp.
Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, D. N. Koons, P. C. Carr, and L. M. Aubry. 2016. Recreational harvest and incident-response protocols reduce human-carnivore conflicts in an anthropogenic landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12830, (IF = 5.196)
Griffin, K. A., M. Hebblewhite, H. S. Robinson, P. Zager, S. M. Barber-Meyer, D. Christianson, S. Creel, N. C. Harris, M. A. Hurley, D. H. Jackson, B. K. Johnson, W. L. Myers, J. D. Raithel, M. Schlegel, B. L. Smith, C. White, and P. J.White. 2011. Neonatal mortality of elk driven by climate, predator phenology and predator community composition. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(6), 1246 – 1257, (IF = 4.937, Citations = 70)
Raithel, J. D., M. J. Kauffman, and D. H. Pletscher. 2007. Impact of spatial and temporal variation in calf survival on the growth of elk populations. Journal of Wildlife Management, 71(3), 795 – 803, (IF = 1.522, Citations = 103)
Raithel, J. D. 2005. Impact of calf survival on elk population dynamics in west-central Montana. M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana, Missoula. 118 pp., (Citations = 11)
Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, P. C. Carr, C. Falvo, and L. M. Aubry. In Review. Black bear behavioral strategies and habitat use within a human-dominated landscape in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Biological Conservation.
Lehman, C. P., C. T. Rota, J. D. Raithel, and J. J. Millspaugh. In Review. Impact of puma predation on elk population dynamics in the absence of other large carnivores. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Utah Public Radio: http://upr.org/post/people-and-bears-hunting-coexistence
TEDx USU, “Infinity in the Palm of your Hand.” Utah State University, Logan, UT, Oct 2014: http://tedx.usu.edu/event/jarod-raithel/
Ignite! USU, “Science and Storytelling: Wonder, Humility, Gratitude and Interconnectedness.” Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6skjb1L1EU