The College of Life Sciences

Larsen, Randy

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

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5046  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-2322

Associate Professor

 Education
  • PhD, Wildlife Biology, Utah State University, 2008
  • M.S., Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation, BYU, 2006
  • B.S., Wildlife and Range Resources, BYU, 2004
 Experience

Professional
  • Assistant Curator of Birds, Brigham Young University Monte L. Bean Life Sciences Museum, 2009-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, 2008-Present

 Memberships
  • The Wildlife Society, 2003-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • Utah State University College of Natural Resources : Research Assistant of the Year
  • Utah State University : S.J. Quinney Fellowship
 Courses Taught

Winter 2014
  • BIO 446: Ornithology Section 001, 002, 003
  • PWS 446: Ornithology Section 001, 002, 003
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 020
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 006
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 019
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 006
Fall 2013
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 020
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 004
  • PWS 633: Biometry & Experimental Design Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 018
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 006
Summer 2013
  • PWS 598R: Adv Topics in PWS Section 001
Winter 2013
  • BIO 446: Ornithology Section 001, 002, 003
  • PWS 225: Prin of Wildlife & Fishery Mgt Section 001
  • PWS 446: Ornithology Section 001, 002, 003
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 021
  • PWS 634: Analysis of Populations Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 020
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 006

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

Baxter JJ, Henefer JP, Baxter RJ, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Survival of greater sage-grouse chicks in Strawberry Valley, Utah using micro-transmitters: does handling time negatively influence survival rates?. Western North American Naturalist. 2013 Dec;73:419-425. <website>

Freeman ED, Larsen RT, Klegg KC, McMillan BR. Long-lasting effects of maternal condition in large ungulates. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e58373.

Baxter RJ, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Survival of resident and translocated greater sage-grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah: a 13-year study. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2013;In Press.

Hall LK, Day CC, Westover MD, Edgel RJ, Larsen RT, Knight RN, McMillan BR. Vigilance of kit foxes at water sources: a test of competing hypotheses for a solitary carnivore subjected to predation. Behavioral Processes. 2013;94:76-82; DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2012.007.

Hall LK, Larsen RT, Knight RN, Bunnell KD, McMillan BR. Water developments and canids in two North American deserts: a test of the indirect effect of water hypothesis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e67800.

Peck RD, Baxter RJ, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Nest-area fidelity by greater sage-grouse: do successful females demonstrate greater fidelity than unsuccessful females?. Western North American Naturalist. 2012 Dec;72(4):425-431.

Sánchez-García C, Alonso ME, Bartolomé DJ, Peréz JA, Larsen RT, Gaudioso VR. Survival, home range patterns, probable causes of mortality, and den-site selection of the Iberian hare Lepus granatensis on arable farmland in north-west Spain. Italian Journal of Zoology. 2012 Dec;79:590-597.

Rader RB, Keleher MJ, Billman E, Larsen RT. History rather than contemporary processes determine variation in macroinvertebrate diversity in artesian springs: the expansion hypothesis. Freshwater Biology. 2012 Oct;57:2475-2486.

Shields AV, Larsen RT, Whiting JC. Summer watering patterns of mule deer in the Great Basin Desert, USA: implications of differential use by individuals and the sexes for management of water resources. The Scientific World Journal. 2012 Sep;2012(Article ID 846218):1-9.

Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Flinders JT, Whiting JC. Framework for understanding the influences of wildlife water developments in the western United States. California Fish and Game. 2012 Aug;98(3):148-163.

Smith TS, Herrero S, Strong CL, Larsen RT, Johnson K. Efficacy of firearms for bear deterrence in Alaska. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2012 Jul;76:1021-1027. <website>

Sánchez-García C, Armenteros JA, Alonso ME, Larsen RT, Lomillos JM, Gaudioso VR. Water-site selection and behaviour of red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa evaluated using camera trapping. Applied Animal Behavior Science. 2012 Feb;137:86-95.

Boyd C, Petersen SL, Gilgert W, Rogers R, Fuhlendorf S, Larsen RT, Wolfe D, Jensen KC, Gonzales P, Dahlgren D, et al. Looking toward a brighter future for lekking grouse. Rangelands. 2011 Dec;34:1-10.

Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Flinders JT, Robinson AC. Does small-perimeter fencing inhibit mule deer or pronghorn use of water developments?. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2011 Aug;75:1417-1425.

Pierce J, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Whiting J. Fragmentation of sagebrush communities: does and increase in habitat edge impact pygmy rabbits?. Animal Conservation. 2011 Jun;14:314-321.

Lee JE, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Eggett DL. Daily and seasonal patterns of activity at pygmy rabbit burrows in Utah. Western North American Naturalist. 2010;70:189-197.

Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Flinder JT, Hooten MB, Wilson TL. Summer spatial patterning of chukars in relation to free water in western Utah. Landscape Ecology. 2010;25:135-145.

Robinson AC, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Mitchell DL. Survival and probable causes of mortality in chukars. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2009;73:89-97.

Larsen RT, Bentley DF, Flinders JT. Implications of woodrats and other scavengers for avian telemetry studies. Journal of Wildlife Management. 2008;72:1152-1155.

Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Mitchell DL, Perkins ER, Whiting DG. Chukar watering patterns and water site selection. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 2007;60:559-565.

Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Mitchell DL, Perkins ER. Conservation implications of exotic chukars (Alectoris chukar) and their associated management: implications for a widely introduced phasianid. Wildlife Research. 2007;34:262-270.

Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Mitchell DL, Perkins ER. Grit size preferences and ingestion of lead pellets by chukars in Utah. Western North American Naturalist. 2007;67:152-155.

Book Chapters

Whiting JC, Bleich VC, Bowyer RT, Larsen RT. Water availability and bighorn sheep: life-history characteristics and persistence of populations. In: J.A. Daniels, editor. Advances in Environmental Research. 2011. p. 131-163

Conference Proceedings

Bingham JR, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Bissonette JA. Causes and consequences of ingested lead pellets in Chukars. 2009.

Presentations

Dunken S, Maughan PJ, Baxter R, McMillan B, Larsen RT. Genetic consequences of translocation of greater sage-grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Bryce Canyon City, Utah. 2013 Mar.

Bingham RJ, Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Hall JO, Howe FP. Causes of lead-pellet ingestion by chukars in western Utah. 129th Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union. Jacksonville, Florida. 2011 .

Larsen RT, Bingham RJ, Bissonette JA, Hall JO. Consequences of lead-pellet ingestion by chukars in western Utah. 129th Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union. Jacksonville, Florida. 2011 .

Bingham RJ, Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Hall JO, Howe FP. Causes, extent, and consequences of lead-pellet ingestion by chukars in western Utah: examining habitat, search images, and toxicology. Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Waikoloa Hawaii. 2011 .

Pierce JE, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Whiting JC. Fragmentation of sagebrush communities: does an increase in habitat edge impact pygmy rabbits?. Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Waikoloa Hawaii. 2011 .

Baxter RJ, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Survival and cause-specific mortality of resident and translocated greater sage grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah: a 13-year study. Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Waikoloa Hawaii. 2011 .

Pierce JE, Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Whiting J. Fragmentation of sagebrush communities: does and increase in habitat edge impact pygmy rabbits?. Idaho Chapter Society for Range Management's Annual Meeting. Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. 2010 Nov.

Shannon J, Whiting J, Olson D, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Survival rates of bighorn sheep before and after exposure to domestic sheep. Biannual meeting of Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council. Hood River, Oregon USA. 2010 Jun.

Pierce J, Larsen RT, Whiting J, Flinders JT. Fragmentation of sagebrush communities: does and increase in habitat edge impact pygmy rabbits?. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society's 2010 Annual Meeting. Moab, Utah USA. 2010 Mar.

Shields A, Larsen RT. Identifying behavioral constraints that limit use of otherwise available free water by ungulates. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society's 2010 Annual Meeting. Moab, Utah USA. 2010 Mar.

Danvir R, Larsen RT, Dahlgren D, Wilson G. Shrub-steppe management with time-controlled grazing and periodic range treatments: Effects on greater sage grouse population demographics and habitat use. The Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society's 2010 Annual Meeting. Moab, Utah USA. 2010 Mar.

Danvir R, Larsen RT, Dahlgren D, Wilson G. Shrub-steppe management with time-controlled grazing and periodic range treatments: Effects on greater sage grouse population demographics and habitat use. Society For Range Management's Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado USA. 2010 Feb.

Lee JE, Larsen RT, Booth GM. The Cycle of Learning in a case study involving Pygmy Rabbits: Classroom instruction, field work, and back to the classroom teaching. SENCER & NCSCE Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session. Washington D.C. 2009 .

Larsen RT, Flinders JT, Bissonette JA, Robinson AC. Chukar (Alectoris chukar) Response to Free Water. The Wildlife Society's 2009 Annual Meeting. Monterey California. 2009 .

Baxter RJ, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Factors affecting survival of resident and translocated greater sage grouse in Strawberry Valley, Utah: a 10-year data set. The Wildlife Society's 2009 Annual Meeting. Monterey California. 2009 .

Larsen RT. Extracting useful information from "zero-heavy" count data in wildlife studies: lessons from analysis of chukar, pronghorn, and mule deer use of free water. Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Bryce Canyon National Park. 2009 .

Lee JE, Larsen RT, Flinders JT. Home range, habitat use, survival, and management recommendations for the pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) in treated and untreated big sagebrush. Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Bryce Canyon National Park. 2009 .

Bingham RJ, Larsen RT, Bissonette JA, Flinders JT. Causes and consequences of lead pellet ingestion in chukars. Ingestion of spent lead ammunition: implications for wildlife and humans. Boise State University. 2008 .