AB, Bowdoin College
MEM, Yale University
PhD, University of Wyoming
Wildlife ecology, management, and policy
My lab studies the effects of environmental change on the behavioral, population, and community ecology of wide-ranging wildlife, with emphasis on the development of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts. We work closely with agency, university, non-profit, and private partners to make sure we are asking the right questions and making the best research contributions we can. We also work with photographers, artists, storytellers and others to communicate about science and conservation to the public. Our work is motivated by a global need for science and conservation solutions that promote both ecological integrity and human wellbeing, especially in working landscapes. Read more about our work on the Middleton Lab website.
Perrig, P., E. Donadio, A.D. Middleton, and J.N. Pauli. 2016. Predation subsidizes an obligate scavenger in the high Andes. Journal of Applied Ecology.
Sawyer, H., A.D. Middleton, K. Monteith, M. Hayes, and M.J. Kauffman. 2016. The extra mile: Ungulate migration distance alters use of seasonal range and exposure to anthropogenic risk. Ecosphere 7:e01534.
Merkle, J.A., K.L. Monteith, E.O. Aikens, M.M. Hayes, K.R. Hersey, A.D. Middleton, B.A. Oates, H. Sawyer, B.M. Scurlock, and M.J. Kauffman. 2016. Large herbivores surf waves of green-up in spring. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 283:20160456.
Nelson, A.A., M.J. Kauffman, A.D. Middleton, M.D. Jimenez, D.E. McWhirter, and K. Gerow. 2015. Native prey distribution and migration mediates wolf predation on domestic livestock in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94:291-299.
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, R.C. Cook, J.G. Cook, M.D. Jimenez, S.E. Albeke, H. Sawyer, and P.J. White. 2013. Linking antipredator behavior to prey demography reveals the limited risk effects of an actively hunting large carnivore. Ecology Letters 16:1023-1030.
Middleton, A.D., T.A. Morrison, J.K. Fortin, M.J. Kauffman, C.T. Robbins, K.M. Proffitt, P.J. White, D.E. McWhirter, T.M. Koel, D. Brimeyer, and W.S. Fairbanks. 2013. Grizzly bear predation links the loss of native trout to the demography of migratory elk in Yellowstone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 280:20130870.
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, A.A. Nelson, M.D. Jimenez, and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Rejoinder: challenge and opportunity in the study of ungulate migration amid environmental change. Ecology 94:1280-86.
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, A.A. Nelson, M.D. Jimenez, and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of predation and phenology: Lessons from a Yellowstone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-56.
Sawyer, H. M.J. Kauffman, A.D. Middleton, T.A. Morrison, R.M. Nielson, and T.B. Wyckoff. 2013. A framework for understanding barrier effects on migratory ungulates. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:68-78.
Nelson, A.A., M.J. Kauffman, A.D. Middleton, M.D. Jimenez, D.E. McWhirter, J.J. Barber, and K. Gerow. 2012. Elk migration patterns and human activity influence wolf habitat selection in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 22:2293-2307.
Cross, P.C., E.K. Cole, A.P. Dobson, W.H. Edwards, K.L. Hamlin, G. Luikart, A.D. Middleton, B.M. Scurlock, and P.J. White. 2010. Probable causes of increasing elk brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 20:278-288.
POPULAR (NON-ACADEMIC) WRITING
Middleton, A.D. 2017. Sustaining migrations in the modern West. In “Yellowstone Migrations by J. Riis. Pp 119-124.
Middleton, A.D. and L. Allison. 2016. Beyond boundaries in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: scientists and ranchers exploring solutions for the future. Western Landowners Alliance. 28pp.
Middleton, A.D. Seeing Yellowstone: Science at its limits in a conservation crucible. pp. 36-51 in “Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone’s Great Animal Migrations” ed. Karen B. McWhorter. Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY. 80pp.
Middleton, A.D., producer. "Elk River” film. With J. Nichols and J. Riis.
Middleton, A.D., C.R. Preston and K. McWhorter, co-curators. "Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone's Great Animal Migrations." Buffalo Bill Center of the West and National Geographic Society.
I currently serve as a Fellow of the National Geographic Society and a Trustee of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
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Berkeley, CA 94720