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Timothy J Smyser

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor/National Wildlife Research Center-Biologist
4101 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Dr. Tim Smyser is at the National Wildlife Research Center. The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is a major facility within the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Wildlife Services program. The National Wildlife Research Center is devoted to resolving problems caused by the interaction of wild animals and society.  FNR is pleased to have Dr. Smyser as an adjunct assistant professor to continue collaborative projects.

Selected Publications

Smyser, T. J., Blythe, R. M., Johnson, H. A., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Genetic rescue via the introduction of captive reared individuals: A case study in Allegheny woodrats. Manuscript in preparation.

Blythe, R. M., Smyser, T. J., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Tree squirrel seed predation patterns may influence American chestnut restoration success. New Forests, 46, 593-600.

Blythe, R. M., Lichti, N. I., Smyser, T. J., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Selection, caching, and consumption of hardwood seeds by forest rodents: Implications for restoration of American chestnut. Restoration Ecology, 23, 473-481.

Blythe, R. M., Smyser, T. J., Johnson, S., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Post-release survival of captive-reared Allegheny woodrats. Animal Conservation, 18, 186-195.

Smyser, T. J., Blythe, R. M., Johnson, S. A., Lichti, N. I., & Swihart, R. K. (n.d.). Allegheny woodrat hard mast preference and response to food supplementation. Journal of Wildlife Management, 80, 275-283.

Smyser, T. J., Stauffer, G. E., Johnson, S. A., Hudson, C. M., Rhodes, O. E., & Swihart, R. K. (2016). Annual survival of Allegheny woodrats in a nonequilibrium metapopulation. Journal of Mammalogy, 97(6), 1699--1708.

Smyser, T. J., Redding, Jr, J. V., Bevis, C. M., Page, L. K., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Development of an automated dispenser for the delivery of medicinal or vaccine-laden baits to raccoons (Procyon lotor) Journal of wildlife diseases, 51(2), 513--518.

Smyser, T. J., Johnson, S. R., Stallard, M. D., McGrew, A. K., Page, L. K., Crider, N., . . . VerCauteren, K. C. (2015). Evaluation of anthelmintic fishmeal polymer baits for the control of Baylisascaris procyonis in free-ranging raccoons (Procyon lotor) Journal of wildlife diseases, 51(3), 640--650.

Smyser, T. J., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Pattern of pup growth, development, and maternal investment in Allegheny woodrat pups. Manuscript in preparation.

Smyser, T. J., & Swihart, R. K. (2015). Response of Allegheny woodrats to the introduction of enrichment items. Manuscript in preparation.

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