Faculty and Staff

John W. Laundré

Title: Visiting Instructor


Ph.D. Idaho State University, 1979
M.S. Northern Michigan Univeristy, 1974
B.S. University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, 1971

Areas of Specialty: 
Wildlife Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation

Research Interests: 
Wildlife Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation

Recent Publications:  

Hernández, L., J.W. Laundré, A. González-Romero, J. López-Portillo, and K.M. Grajales. 2011. A tale of two metrics: density and biomass in a desert rodent community, do they tell the same story? Journal of Mammalogy 92: 840-851.

Esparza-Carlos, J.P., J.W. Laundré, Sosa, V.J. 2011. Precipitation impacts on mule deer habitat use in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments. 75: 1008-1015.

Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, K.M. Grajales, G.L. Portales, J. Lopéz-Portillo, A. Gonzáles, A. García, and J. M. Martinez. 2011. Plant productivity, predation, and the abundance of blacktailed jackrabbits in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 75: 1043-1049.

Arias-Del Razo, I., L. Hernández, J. W. Laundré, and O. Myers. 2011. Do predator and prey activity patterns match? A study of coyotes (Canis latrans), and lagomorphs (Lepus californicus and Sylvilagus audobonii). Journal of Arid Environments 75: 112-118.

Laundré, J.W. 2010. Behavioral response races, predator-prey shell games, ecology of fear, and patch use of pumas and their ungulate prey. Ecology 91: 2995-3007.

Laundré, J.W., L. Hernández, and W. Ripple. 2010. The Landscape of fear: Ecological implications of being afraid. Open Ecology Journal 3: 1-7.

Laundré, J.W., J. Loredo-Salazar, and L. Hernández. 2009. Evaluating potential factors affecting puma abundance in the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert. Wildlife Biology 15: 207-212.

Laundré, J.W., J.M. Martinez, and L. Hernández. 2009. Foraging in the Landscape of fear, the predator's dilemma: Where should I hunt? The Open Ecology Journal 2:1-6.

Laundré, J.W. 2008. Summer predation rates on ungulate prey by a large keystone predator: how many ungulates does a large predator kill? Journal of Zoology (London) 275:341-348.

Laundré, J.W. and L. Hernández.  2008. The amount of time female pumas spend with their kittens.  Wildlife Biology, 14:221-227

Elizalde-Arellano C., J.C. López-Vidal, J. Arroyo-Cabrales, R.A. Medellín, and J.W. Laundré. 2007. Food sharing behavior in the hairy-legged vampire bat Diphylla ecaudata.  Acta Chiropterologica 9:314-319.

Laundré, J.W.
and L. Hernández. 2007.  Do female pumas (Puma concolor) exhibit a birth pulse?  Journal of Mammalogy 88:1300-1304.

Laundré, J.W.
and J. Loxterman.  2007. Impact of Edge Habitat on Summer Home Range Size in Female Pumas. American Midland Naturalist. 157:221-229.

Laundré, J.W.
, L. Hernández, and T.W. Clark. 2007.  Numerical and demographic responses of pumas to changes in prey abundance: Testing current predictions. , Journal of Wildlife Management 71:345-355.

Laundré, J.W.
, L. Hernández, and T.W. Clark.  2006. Impact of puma predation on the decline and recovery of a mule deer population in southeastern Idaho. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1555-1565.

Holmes, B.R. and J. W. Laundré. 2006. Use of open, edge, and forest by pumas Puma concolor in winter: are pumas foraging optimally?  Wildlife Biology 12:201-209.

Bueno-Cabrera, A., L. Hernandez, J. Laundré, A. Contreras, H. Shaw.  2005.  Cougar impact on livestock ranches in the Santa Elena Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Pages 141-149 in R.A. Beausoleil and D.A. Martorello, Eds.  Proceedings of the Eight Mountain Lion Workshop, Olympia, Washington, USA.

Heady, L.T. and J.W. Laundré.  2005. Habitat use patterns within the home range of pygmy rabbits (Brachylagus idahoensis) in southeast Idaho.  Western North American Naturalist 60:490-500.

Laundré, J.W.
2005.  Puma energetics, a recalculation.  Journal of Wildlife Management 69:723-732.

Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, and M. Gurung.  2005. Use of camera traps to measure predation risk in a puma mule deer system.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:353-358.

Hernández, L. y J. W. Laundré.  2005. Foraging in the landscape of fear and its implications to habitat use and diet quality of elk and bison. Wildlife Biology 11:215-220.

Hernández, L., A. González Romero, J. W. Laundré, D. Lightfoot, E. Aragón, and  J. López Portillo. 2005.  Changes in rodent community structure in the Chihuahuan Desert México: Comparisons between two habitats.  Journal of Arid Environments 60:239-257.