Stephen DeStefano

USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

University of Massachusetts, Amherst




Beaver Ecology and Management


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


DeStefano, S., K. K. G. Koenen, C. M. Henner, and J. Strules. 2006. Transition to independence by subadult beavers (Castor canadensis) in an unexploited, exponentially growing population. Journal of Zoology 269:434-441. (pdf)


Fayer, R., M. Santin, J. M. Trout, S. DeStefano, K. Koenen, and T. Kaur. 2006. Prevalence of microsporidia, Cryptosporidium spp., and Giardia spp. in beavers, (Castor canadensis) in Massachusetts. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37:492-497. (pdf)


Jordan, C. N., T. Kaur, K. Koenen, S. DeStefano, A. M. Zajac, and D. S. Lindsay. 2005. Prevalence of agglutinating antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii and Sarcocystis neurona in beavers (Castor canadensis) from Massachusetts. Journal of Parasitology 91:1228-1229. (pdf)


Koenen, K. K. G., S. DeStefano, C. Henner, and T. Beroldi. 2005. Capturing beavers in box traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1153-1159. (pdf)


Forest Wildlife-Habitat Relationships


DeStefano, S. 2002. Regional and national issues for forest wildlife research and management. Forest Science 48:181-189. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., and R. G. Haight. 2002. Forest wildlife-habitat relationships: introduction. Forest Science 48:177-178. (pdf)


Forsman, E. D., S. DeStefano, M. G. Raphael, and R. J. Gutierrez, eds. 1996. Demography of the northern spotted owl. Studies in Avian Biology 17.


Fuller, T. K., and S. DeStefano. 2003. Relative importance of early-successional forests and shrubland habitats to mammals in the northeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 185:75-79. (pdf)


Miller, G. S., S. DeStefano, K. A. Swindle, and E. C. Meslow. 1996. Demography of northern spotted owls on the H. J. Andrews study area in the central Cascade Mountains, Oregon. Studies in Avian Biology 17:37-46.


Raphael, M. G., R. G. Anthony, S. DeStefano, E. D. Forsman, A. B. Franklin, R. Holthausen, E. C. Meslow, and B. R. Noon. 1996. Use, interpretation, and implications of demographic analyses of northern spotted owl populations. Studies in Avian Biology 17:102-112.


Wagner, F. F., E. C. Meslow, G. M. Bennett, C. J. Larson, S. M. Small, and S. DeStefano. 1996. Demography of northern spotted owls in the southern Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Studies in Avian Biology 17:67-76.


Northern Goshawk Status, Nesting Habitat, and Demography


Andersen, D. E., S. DeStefano, M. Goldstein, K. Titus, C. Crocker-Bedford, J. J. Keane, R. G. Anthony, R. N. Rosenfield. 2005. Technical review of the status of northern goshawks in the western United States. Journal of Raptor Research 39:192-209. (pdf)


Crannell, D., and S. DeStefano. 1992. An aggressive interaction between a northern goshawk and a red-tailed hawk. Journal of Raptor Research 26:269-270.


Daw, S. K., and S. DeStefano. 2001. Forest characteristics of northern goshawk nest stands and post-fledging areas in Oregon. Journal of Wildlife Management 65:59-65. (pdf)


Daw, S. K., S. DeStefano, and R. J. Steidl. 1998. Does survey method bias the description of northern goshawk nest-site structure? Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1379-1384. (pdf)


Desimone, S. M., and S. DeStefano. 2005. Temporal patterns of northern goshawk nest area occupancy and habitat: a retrospective analysis. Journal of Raptor Research 39:310-323. (pdf)


DeStefano, S. 1998. Determining the status of northern goshawks in the West: is our conceptual model correct? Journal of Raptor Research 32:342-348. (pdf)


DeStefano, S. 2005. A review of the status and distribution of northern goshawks in New England. Journal of Raptor Research 39:342-350. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., S. K. Daw, S. M. Desimone, and E. C. Meslow. 1994. Density and productivity of northern goshawks: implications for monitoring and management. Studies in Avian Biology 16:88-91.


DeStefano, S., and J. M. McCloskey. 1997. Does vegetation structure limit the distribution of northern goshawks in the Oregon coast ranges? Journal of Raptor Research 31:34-39. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., M. T. McGrath, S. K. Daw, and S. M. Desimone. 2006. Ecology and habitat of breeding northern goshawks in the inland Pacific Northwest: a summary of research in the 1990s. Studies in Avian Biology 31:75-84. (pdf) [Literature cited for the special issue of SAB (pdf).]


DeStefano, S., B. Woodbridge, and P. J. Detrich. 1994. Survival of northern goshawks in the southern Cascades of California. Studies in Avian Biology 16:133-136.


McGrath, M. T., S. DeStefano, R. A. Riggs, L. L. Irwin, and G. J. Roloff. 2003. Spatially explicit influences on northern goshawk nesting habitat in the interior Pacific Northwest. Wildlife Monograph 154.


Rogers, A. S., S. DeStefano, and M. F. Ingraldi. 2005. Quantifying northern goshawk diets using remote cameras and observations from blinds. Journal of Raptor Research 39:303-309. (pdf)


Rogers, A. S., S. DeStefano, and M. F. Ingraldi. 2006. Diet, prey delivery rates, and prey biomass of northern goshawks in east-central Arizona. Studies in Avian Biology 31:221-229. (pdf) [Literature cited for the special issue of SAB (pdf).]


Suburban/Urban Ecology


DeStefano, S., and R. D. Deblinger. 2005. Wildlife as valuable resources vs. intolerable pests: a suburban wildlife management model. Urban Ecoystems 8:179-190. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., R. D. Deblinger, and C. Miller. 2005. Suburban wildlife: lessons, challenges, and opportunities. Urban Ecology 8:131-137. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., and R. M. DeGraaf. 2003. Exploring the ecology of suburban wildlife. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1:95-101. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., and C. M. Webster. 2009. Distribution and habitat of greater roadrunners un urban and suburban Tucson, Arizona. Studies in Avian Biology in press.


Gaughan, C. R., and S. DeStefano. 2005. Movement patterns of rural and suburban white-tailed deer in Massachusetts. Urban Ecology 8:191-202. (pdf)




Allison, N. L., and S. DeStefano. 2006. Equipment and techniques for nocturnal wildlife studies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1036-1044. (pdf)


Franson, J. C., S. P. Hansen, T. E. Creekmore, C. J. Brand, D. C. Evers, A. E. Duerr, and S. DeStefano. 2003. Lead fishing weights and other fishing tackle in selected waterbirds. Waterbirds 26:345-352. (pdf)


DeStefano, S., and R. J. Steidl. 2001. The professional biologist and advocacy: what role do we play? Human Dimensions of Wildlife 6:11-19. (pdf)




DeStefano, S., and R. G. Haight, eds. 2002. Forest wildlife-habitat relationships: population and community responses to forest management. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. (link)


McPherson, G. R., and S. DeStefano. 2003. Applied ecology and natural resources management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (link)


DeStefano, S. 2010. Coyote at the kitchen door: living with wildlife in suburbia. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (link)


Book Chapters


DeStefano, S. 1987. The lynx. Pages 411-422 in R. L. Di Silvestro, ed. Audubon Wildlife Report 1987, National Audubon Society, New York, NY. (pdf)


DeStefano, S. 2009. Wildlife corridors and developed landscapes. Pages xx-xx in A. X. Esparza and G. McPherson, eds. The planner's guide to natural resource conservation. Springer Publishing, New York, NY. (in press)


DeStefano, S., and E. A. Johnson. 2005. Species that benefit from sprawl. Pages 206-235 in E. A. Johnson and M. W. Klemens, eds. Nature in fragments, the legacy of sprawl. Columbia University Press, New York, NY. (link)


Fuller, T. K., S. DeStefano, and P. S. Warren. 2009. Carnivore behavior and ecology, and relationship to urbanization. Pages xx-xx in S. D. Gehrt, S. Riley, and B. L. Cypher, eds. Urban carnivores: ecology, conflict, and conservation. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. (in press)



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