Beth Gardner

Beth Gardner

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Biology

B.S., Allegheny College (1999)

M.S., Cornell University (2002)

Ph.D., Cornell University (2007)

Research Interests:
Development of spatial capture-recapture models, hierarchical models of animal abundance and occurrence (e.g., site-occupancy models), Bayesian analysis in ecology, spatial modeling.

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FW 453/553 - Principles of Wildlife Science (Spring)
ST 506 - Sampling Animal Populations (Fall) Co-taught with Ken Pollock

NC State University

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
5217 Jordan Hall Addition

Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-7646
Tel: 919 513-7558
Fax: 919 515-5110


  • Bowling, S. A., Moorman, C. E., Deperno, C. S., & Gardner, B. (2014). Influence of landscape composition on Northern Bobwhite population response to field border establishment. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(1), 93-100.
    Publication type: Article
  • Raabe, J. K., Gardner, B., & Hightower, J. E. (2014). A spatial capture-recapture model to estimate fish survival and location from linear continuous monitoring arrays. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71(1), 120-130.
    Publication type: Article
  • Mattsson, B. J., Zipkin, E. F., Gardner, B., Blank, P. J., Sauer, J. R., & Royle, J. A. (2013). Explaining local-scale species distributions: Relative contributions of spatial autocorrelation and landscape heterogeneity for an avian assemblage. PLoS One, 8(2).
    Publication type: Article
  • Sollmann, R., Gardner, B., Parsons, A. W., Stocking, J. J., McClintock, B. T., Simons, T. R., Pollock, K. H., & O'Connell, A. F. (2013). A spatial mark-resight model augmented with telemetry data. Ecology (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.), 94(3), 553-559.
    Publication type: Article
  • McGowan, C. P., & Gardner, B. (2013). Evaluating methodological assumptions of catch-curve survival estimation for unmarked precocial shorebird chicks. Waterbirds, 36(1), 82-87.
    Publication type: Article
  • Chen, G. K., Kery, M., Plattner, M., Ma, K. P., & Gardner, B. (2013). Imperfect detection is the rule rather than the exception in plant distribution studies. Journal of Ecology, 101(1), 183-191.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sollmann, R., Gardner, B., Chandler, R. B., Shindle, D. B., Onorato, D. P., Royle, J. A., & O'Connell, A. F. (2013). Using multiple data sources provides density estimates for endangered Florida panther. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(4), 961-968.
    Publication type: Article
  • Wegan, M. T., Curtis, P. D., Rainbolt, R. E., & Gardner, B. (2012). Temporal sampling frame selection in DNA-based capture-mark-recapture investigations. URSUS, 23(1), 42-51.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sollmann, R., Gardner, B., & Belant, J. L. (2012). How does spatial study design influence density estimates from spatial capture-recapture models?. PLoS One, 7(4).
    Publication type: Article
  • Martin, J., Edwards, H. H., Burgess, M. A., Percival, H. F., Fagan, D. E., Gardner, B. E., Ortega-Ortiz, J. G., Ifju, P. G., Evers, B. S., & Rambo, T. J. (2012). Estimating Distribution of Hidden Objects with Drones: From Tennis Balls to Manatees. PLoS One, 7(6).
    Publication type: Article
  • Noss, A. J., Gardner, B., Maffei, L., Cuellar, E., Montano, R., Romero-Munoz, A., Sollman, R., & O'Connell, A. F. (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.
    Publication type: Article
  • Oppel, S., Meirinho, A., Ramirez, I., Gardner, B., O'Connell, A. F., Miller, P. I., & Louzao, M. (2012). Comparison of five modelling techniques to predict the spatial distribution and abundance of seabirds. Biological Conservation, 156, 94-104.
    Publication type: Article
  • Sollmann, R., Furtado, M. M., Gardner, B., Hofer, H., Jacomo, A. T. A., Torres, N. M., & Silveira, L. (2011). Improving density estimates for elusive carnivores: Accounting for sex-specific detection and movements using spatial capture-recapture models for jaguars in central Brazil. Biological Conservation, 144(3), 1017-1024.
    Publication type: Article
  • Martin, J., Royle, J. A., Mackenzie, D. I., Edwards, H. H., Kery, M., & Gardner, B. (2011). Accounting for non-independent detection when estimating abundance of organisms with a Bayesian approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2(6), 595-601.
    Publication type: Article