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Allan O’Connell

Email: aoconnell@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Assessing Endangered Marsh Rabbit and Woodrat Habitat use and Predator Population Dynamics

Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Wildlife Populations: Modeling the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Landscape Change

Ecology of Raccoons within Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina, and the Efficacy of Raccoon Removal as a Management Tool for Protecting Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

Wind Energy and the Marine Environment

Publications

2014

Zipkin, E. F., J. B. Leirness, B. P. Kinlan, A. F. O'Connell, and E. D. Silverman. 2014. Fitting statistical distributions to sea duck count data: Implications for survey design and abundance estimation. Statistical Methodology 17:67-81. Abstract

2013

Parsons, A. W., T. R. Simons, A. F. O'Connell, Jr., and M. K. Stoskopf. 2013. Demographics, diet, movements, and survival of an isolated, unmanaged raccoon Procyon lotor (Procyonidae, Carnivora) population on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mammalia 77(1):21-30. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R. B. Chandler, D. B. Shindle, D. P. Onorato, J. A. Royle, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. Using multiple data sources provides density estimates for endangered Florida panther. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50(4):961-968. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, A. W. Parsons, J. J. Stocking, B. T. McClintock, T. R. Simons, K. H. Pollock, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. A spatial mark-resight model augmented with telemetry data. Ecology 94(3):553-559. Abstract

2012

Friedland, K. D., J. P. Manning, J. S. Link, J. R. Gilbert, A. T. Gilbert, and A. F. O'Connell. 2012. Variation in wind and piscivorous predator fields affecting the survival of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in the Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19(1):22-35. Abstract

Kinlan, B. P., E. F. Zipkin, A. F. O'Connell, and C. Caldow. 2012. Statistical analyses to support guidelines for marine avian sampling. Final report. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 158. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs , Herndon, VA. xiv, 77 pp. Abstract , PDF

Noss, A. J., B. Gardner, L. Maffei, E. Cuellar, R. Montano, A. Romero-Munoz, R. Sollman, and A. F. O'Connell. 2012. Comparison of density estimation methods for mammal populations with camera traps in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco landscape. Animal Conservation 15(5):527-535. Abstract

Oppel, S., A. Meirinho, I. Ramírez, B. Gardner, A. F. O'Connell, P. I. Miller, and M. Louzao. 2012. Comparison of five modelling techniques to predict the spatial distribution and abundance of seabirds. Biological Conservation 156:94-104. Abstract

2011

Karanth, K. U., J. D. Nichols, and A. F. O'Connell. 2011. Estimating tiger abundance from camera trap data: Field surveys and analytical issues. Pages 97-117 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

Karanth, K. U., J. D. Nichols, N. S. Kumar, and D. Jathanna. 2011. Estimation of demographic parameters in a tiger population from long-term camera trap data . Pages 145-161 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

Nichols, J. D., K. U. Karanth, and A. F. O'Connell. 2011. Science, conservation, and camera traps . Pages 45-56 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

Nichols, J. D., A. F. O'Connell, and K. U. Karanth. 2011. Camera traps in animal ecology and conservation: What's next? Pages 253-263 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

O'Connell, A. F. and L. L. Bailey. 2011. Inference for occupancy and occupancy dynamics. Pages 191-205 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

O'Connell, A. F., J. D. Nichols, and K. U. Karanth, editors.  2011.  Camera traps in animal ecology:  methods and analyses.  Springer, Tokyo.  xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

O'Connell, A. F., J. D. Nichols, and K. U. Karanth. 2011. Introduction. Pages 1-8 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

O'Connell, A. F., J. D. Nichols, and K. U. Karanth. 2011. Preface. Pages v-vii in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

O'Connell, A. F., C. S. Spiegel, and S. Johnston. 2011. Compendium of Avian Occurrence Information for the Continental Shelf Waters along the Atlantic Coast of the United States: Final Report (Database Selection Shorebirds). OCS Study BOEM 2012-076. U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management , Laurel, Maryland and Herndon, Virginia. ii, 35 pp. PDF

Royle, J. A. and B. Gardner. 2011. Hierarchical spatial capture-recapture models for estimating density from trapping arrays. Pages 163-190 in Allan F. O'Connell, James D. Nichols, and K. Ullas Karanth, editors. Camera traps in animal ecology: Methods and analyses. Springer, Tokyo. xiv, 271 pp. Abstract

Zipkin, E. F., B. Gardner, A. T. Gilbert, A. F. O'Connell, Jr., J. A. Royle, and E. D. Silverman. 2011. Distribution patterns of wintering sea ducks along the Atlantic coast in relation to local environmental characteristics and the North Atlantic oscillation. Pages 54 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

2010

Martin, J., A. F. O'Connell, Jr., W. L. Kendall, M. C. Runge, T. R. Simons, A. H. Waldstein, S. A. Schulte, S. J. Converse, G. W. Smith, T. Pinion, M. Rikard, and E. F. Zipkin. 2010. Optimal control of native predators. Biological Conservation 143(7):1751-1758. Abstract

Stringer, E. M., M. K. Stoskopf, T. Simons, A. F. O'Connell, and A. Waldstein. 2010. Ultrasonic measurement of body fat as a means of assessing body condition in free-ranging raccoons (Procyon lotor). International Journal of Zoology 2010(Article ID 972380):1-6. Abstract

Zipkin, E. F., B. Gardner, A. T. Gilbert, A. F. O'Connell, J. A. Royle, and E. D. Silverman. 2010. Distribution patterns of wintering sea ducks in relation to the North Atlantic Oscillation and local environmental characteristics. Oecologia 163(4):893-902. Abstract

2009

O'Connell, A. F., B. Gardner, A. T. Gilbert, and K. Laurent. 2009. Compendium of Avian Occurrence Information for the Continental Shelf Waters along the Atlantic Coast of the United States: (Database Selection Seabirds). . U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. vii, 50 pp.

O'Connell, A. F., Jr., B. Gardner, A. T. Gilbert, and K. Laurent. 2009. Compendium of avian occurrence information for the Continental Shelf Waters along the Atlantic Coast of the United States (Database Section: Seabirds). Contract No. M08PG20033. A final report for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Atlantic OCS Region, Herndon, VA. 50 pp.

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