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Scientific Publications In Print or Press

Mendelsohn, M. B., W. I. Boarman, R. N. Fisher, and Hathaway, S. A. 2007. Diversity patterns in the terrestrial avifauna of the Salton Sea. Journal of Arid Environments.

Boarman, W. I., M. A. Patten, R. J. Camp, and S. J. Collis. 2006. Ecology of a population of subsidized predators: common ravens in the central Mojave Desert, California. Journal of Arid Environments 67:248-261.

Boarman, William I., and Marc Sazaki. 2006. A highway’s road-effect zone for desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii). Journal of Arid Environments 65:94-101..

Alonso, R., A. Bytnerowicz, and W. I. Boarman. 2005. Atmospheric dry deposition in the vicinity of the Salton Sea, California—I: Air pollution and deposition in a desert environment. Atmospheric Environment 39:4671-4679.

Alonso, R., A. Bytnerowicz, J. L. Yee, and W. I. Boarman. 2005. Atmospheric dry deposition in the vicinity of the Salton Sea, California—II: Measurement and effects of an enhanced evaporation system. Atmospheric Environment 39:4681-4689.

Mendelsohn, M. B., W. I. Boarman, and R. N. Fisher. 2006. Diversity patterns in the terrestrial avifauna of the Salton Sea. Proceedings 2002 Partners in Flight National Symposium, Asilomar, CA. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191.

Webb, W. C., W. I. Boarman, and J. T. Rotenberry. 2004. Common raven juvenile survivorship in a human augmented landscape. Condor 106:517-528.

Kristan, W. B, III, W. I. Boarman, and J. Crayon. 2004. Diet composition of common ravens across the urban-wildland interface of the west Mojave desert. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:244-253.

Boarman, William I. 2003. Managing a subsidized predator population: reducing common raven predation on desert tortoises. Environmental Management. 32:205-217.

Kristan, W. B, III, and W. I. Boarman.2003. Spatial distribution of risk of desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) predation by common ravens (Corvus corax). Ecology 84:2432-2443.

Boarman, W. I. and S. J. Coe. 2002. An evaluation of the distribution and abundance of common ravens at Joshua Tree National Park. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 101:86-102.

Omland, K. E., C. L. Tarr, W. I. Boarman, Marzluff, J. M., and R. C. Fleischer. 2000. Cryptic genetic variation and paraphylly in ravens. Proc. Royal Society of London B 267:2475-2482.

Boarman, W. I. and S. Coe. 2000. Finding value in pre-existing datasets. Conservation Biology in Practice 1:32-34.

Boarman, W. I. and B. Heinrich. 1999. Common Raven. In A. Poole and F. Gill, (eds.), The Birds of North America, No. 476. The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.

Knight, R. L., R. J. Camp, W. I. Boarman, and H. A. L. Knight. 1999. Predatory bird populations in the East Mojave Desert, California. Great Basin Naturalist 59:331-338.

Boarman, W. I., M. L. Beigel, Glenn C. Goodlett, and M. Sazaki. 1998. A passive integrated transponder system for tracking animal movements. Wildlife Society Bulletin 26:886-891.

Boarman, W. I., Goodlett, T., G. C. Goodlett. 1998. Review of radio transmitter attachment techniques for chelonian research and recommendations for improvement. Herpet. Rev. 29:26-33.

W.I. Boarman, M. Sazaki, and W. B. Jennings. 1997. The effect of roads, barrier fences, and culverts on desert tortoise populations in California, USA. In J. Van Abbema (ed.), Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles-An International Conference, pp. 54-58. New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, New York.

W.I. Boarman. 1997 Predation on turtles and tortoises by a "subsidized predator." In J. Van Abbema (ed.), Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles-An International Conference, pp. 103-104. New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, New York.

Boarman, W.I. and M. Sazaki. 1996. Highway mortality in desert tortoises and small vertebrates: success of barrier fences and culverts. Pp. 169-173. In: G. Evink, D. Zeigler, P. Garrett, and J. Berry, Trends in addressing transportation related wildlife mortality: Proceedings of the Transportation Related Wildlife Mortality Seminar. Environmental Management Office, Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

Boarman, W.I. and K.H. Berry. 1995. Common ravens in the southwestern U.S. Pp. 73-75. in Our living resources: a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems. National Biological Service, Washington, DC.

Sazaki, M., W.I. Boarman, G. Goodlett, and T. Okamoto. 1995. Risk associated with long-distance movements by desert tortoises. Proc. 1994 Desert Tort. Council Symp. 1995:33-48.

Boarman, W.I. and M. Sazaki. 1994. Methods for measuring the effectiveness of tortoise-proof fences and culverts along Highway 58, California. Proc. 1987-1991 Desert Tort. Council Symp. 1994:284-291.

Boarman, William I. 1993. When a native predator becomes a pest: a case study. For: Conservation and resource management (S.K. Majumdar, et al., eds.), pp. 186-201. Penn. Acad. Sci. Easton, PA.

Boarman, W.I., et al. 1993. Measuring the effectiveness of a tortoise-proof fence and culverts: status report from first field season. Proc. 1992 Desert Tort. Council Symp. 1993:126-142.

Boarman, William I. 1993. The raven management program of the Bureau of Land Management: status as of 1992. Proc. 1992 Desert Tort. Council Symp. 1993:113-116.

Boarman, W.I. 1992. Problems with management of a native predator on a threatened species: raven predation on desert tortoises. Proc. 15th Vertebrate Pest Conf. 15: 48-52.

Boarman, W.I. 1992. The evolution of avian song: a study of the impact of sound propagation on animal communication. Ph.D. Dissertation. Rutgers University, Piscataway.

Burger, J., W.I. Boarman, L. Kurzava and M. Gochfeld. 1991. Effect of experience with pine (Pituophis melanoleucus) and king (Lampropeltis getulus) snake odors on y-maze behavior of pine snake hatchlings. J. Chem. Ecol. 17:79-87.

Boarman, W.I. 1989. The breeding birds of Alcatraz Island: life on the rock. West. Birds. 20: 19-24.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, and W.I. Boarman. 1988. Experimental evidence for sibling recognition in Common Terns (Sterna hirundo). Auk 105: 142-148.

Burger, J, R. T. Zappalorti, M. Gochfeld, W.I. Boarman, M. Caffrey, V. Doig, S.D. Garber, B. Lauro, M. Mikovsky, C. Safina, and J. Saliva. 1988. Hibernacula and summer den sites of pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) in the New Jersey pine barrens. J. Herpet. 22:425-433.

Boarman, W.I. 1985. Adaptations of avian vocalizations to sound transmission characteristics of central California vegetation. MA Thesis. San Francisco State University, San Francisco.

Fleischer, R.C., W.I. Boarman, and M.L. Cody. 1985. Asynchrony of song series in the Bewick's Wren and Wrentit. Anim. Behav. 33: 674-676.

Baptista, L.F., W.I. Boarman, and P. Kondianidis. 1983. Behavior and taxonomic status of Grayson's Dove. Auk 100: 907-919.

Howell, J.A., D. LeClergue, S. Paris, W.I. Boarman, A.R. Degange, and L.C. Binford. 1983. First nests of Heerman's Gull in the United States. West. Birds 14:39-46.

Technical Reports

Boarman, W. I. and W. B. Kristan. 2006. Trends in Common Raven Populations in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts: 1968-2004. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura, CA. Contract No: 814405M055.

Boarman, William I. and William B. Kristan. 2006. Evaluation of Evidence Supporting the Effectiveness of Desert Tortoise Recovery Actions. Report to the Desert Managers Group. US Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA.

W. B. Kristan, W. I. Boarman, and W. C. Webb. 2005. Stage-structured Matrix Models of Common Ravens (Corvus corax) in the West Mojave Desert, CA. USGS-Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, Ca.

Boarman, William I., William K. Kristan, William C. Webb, and H. Douglas Chamblin. 2005. Raven Ecology in the Mojave Desert at Edwards Air Force Base. U. S. Geological Survey. Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Chamblin, H. D. and W. I. Boarman. 2005. Ecology of Common Ravens at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. U. S. Geological Survey. Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Chamblin, H. D. and W. I. Boarman. 2005. Using plastic markers to track common raven movement. U. S. Geological Survey. Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Tracy, C. R., R. Averill-Murray, W. I. Boarman, D. Delehanty, J. Heaton, E. McCoy, D. Morafka, K. Nussear, B. Hagerty, and P. Medica. 2004. Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan Assessment. 217 pp.

Boarman, W.I., Steven R. Beissinger, Robert Budd, and Richard L. Knight. 2004. Report from expert panel on management of ravens at Point Reyes National Seashore. U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Boarman, W. I. 2002. Reducing predation by common ravens on desert tortoises in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Boarman, W. I. 2002. Threats to desert tortoise populations: a critical review of the literature. U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Boarman, W.I. 2002. Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). In: Boarman, W.I. and K. Beaman, editors. The sensitive plant and animal species of the Western Mojave Desert. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sacramento, CA.

Shipley, F.S., D.A. Barnum, G.F. Black, W.I. Boarman, W.G. Duffy, M.J. Mac, D.M Miller, T.E. Rocke, R.A. Schroeder, and R.G. Thiery. 1999. Science support for restoration of the Salton Sea. Recommendations of the USGS Tiger Team to the Salton Sea Science Subcommittee.

Boarman, W.I. 1996. Effectiveness of fences and culverts for protecting desert tortoises along California Highway 58: 1995 report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Unpublished report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.

Boarman, W.I. 1995. Effectiveness of Fences and Culverts for Protecting Desert Tortoises along California State Highway 58: 1991-1994. Rept. to Calif. Energy Commission.

Boarman, W.I., R. J. Camp, M. Hagan, W. Deal. 1995. Raven abundance at anthropogenic resources in the western Mojave Desert, California. Report to Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

Boarman, W.I. 1994. Effectiveness of Fences and Culverts for Protecting Desert Tortoises along California State Highway 58: 1994 Report to USFWS. Ann. Rept. to US Fish and Widl. Serv. on Research Subpermit No. NBSDTR-1.

Boarman, W.I. 1994. Effectiveness of fences and culverts for protecting desert tortoises along California Highway 58: summary of 1993 field season. Rept. to Calif. Energy Commission.

Bureau of Land Management. 1994. Environmental Assessment for Experimental Program to Shoot Ravens. Riverside, CA. (authored by W.I. Boarman)

Boarman, W.I. 1993. Effectiveness of Fences and Culverts for Protecting Desert Tortoises along California State Highway 58: Annual Report for USFWS Scientific Research Permit. Rept. to US Fish and Widl. Serv.

Bureau of Land Management. 1993. Environmental Assessment for Experimental Program to Shoot Ravens. Riverside, CA. (authored by W.I. Boarman)

Boarman, W.I. 1993. Effectiveness of fences and culverts for protecting desert tortoises along California Highway 58: summary of 1992 field season. Rept. to Calif. Energy Commission.

Boarman, W.I. 1992. Effectiveness of fences and culverts for protecting desert tortoises along California Highway 58: summary of initial field season. Rept. to Calif. Energy Commission.

Boarman, W.I. 1991. Effectiveness of fences and culverts for protecting desert tortoises along California Highway 58: final report on study design. Rept. to Calif. Energy Commission.