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Allen, Maximilian

Assistant Research Scientist, Wildlife Ecology

Address and Contact Information

2021 Forbes Natural History Building
1816 S. Oak St.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820

Selected Publications

Allen, M.L., L.M. Elbroch, J.M. Bauder, and H.U. Wittmer. In Press. Food caching by a solitary large carnivore reveals importance of intermediate-sized prey. Journal of Mammalogy.

Avrin, A.C., C. Pekins, C.C. Wilmers, J.H. Sperry, and M.L. Allen. In Press. Can a mesocarnivore fill the functional role of an apex predator? Ecosphere.

Bauder, J.M., K. Stodola, T.J. Benson, C. Miller, and M.L. Allen. In Press. Modeling eighteen years of community science data reveals extensive recolonization of bobcats in Illinois. USA. Landscape Ecology.

Allen, M.L., A.M. Green, and R.J. Moll. 2022. Modeling the distribution and intraguild associations of an understudied mesocarnivore across the contiguous U.S.A. Diversity and Distributions 28: 1022–1033.

Allen, M.L., M. Krofel, K. Yamazaki, E.P. Alexander, and S. Koike. 2022. Cannibalism in bears. Ursus 2022: 33e10.

Allen, M.L., A.M. Green, and R.J. Moll. 2022. Habitat productivity and anthropogenic development drive rangewide variation in striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) abundance. Global Ecology and Conservation.

Farmer, M.J. M.L. Allen, E.R. Olson, J. Van Stappen, and T.R. Van Deelen. 2022. Anthropogenic activity and structures have varying effects on the activity of carnivores in a protected area. Biodiversity and Conservation 31: 3163–3178.

Hubbard, T., M.V. Cove, A. Green, F. Iannarilli, M.L. Allen, S. Higdon, C. Nagy, J. Compton, D.J.R. Lafferty. 2022. Human presence drives bobcat interactions among the U.S. carnivore guild. Biodiversity and Conservation 31: 2607–2624.

Inagaki, A., M.L. Allen, T, Maruyama, K. Yamazaki, K. Tochigi, T. Naganuma, and S. Koike. 2022. Detection and consumption of carrion by facultative scavengers highlights the importance of their ecosystem services. Scientific Reports 12: 16451.

Kays, R., M. Lasky, M.L. Allen, R. Dowler, M. Hawkins, A. Hope, B. Kohli, V. Mathis, B. McLean, L. Olson, C. Thompson, D. Thornton, J. Widness, M.V. Cove. 2022. What is a picture worth? Accurately identifying mammals from camera traps and citizen science. Journal of Mammalogy 2022: gyac021.

Sehgal, J.J., D. Kumar, R.S. Kalsi, M.L. Allen, and R. Singh. 2022. Predicting prey preferences of leopard using spatio-temporal overlap in the foothills of Shiwalik, Himalayas. European Journal of Wildlife Research 68: 18.

Allen, M.L., L.M. Elbroch, and H.U. Wittmer. 2021. Can’t bear the competition: energetic losses from kleptoparasitism by a dominant scavenger may alter foraging behaviors of an apex predator. Basic and Applied Ecology 51: 1–10.

Allen, M.L., M. Sibarini and M. Krofel. 2021. Predicting preferred prey of Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) via spatiotemporal overlap. Oryx 55: 197–203.

Allen, M.L., H.U. Wittmer, A. Ingaki, K. Yamazaki, and S. Koike. 2021. Food caching by bears: a literature review and new observations for Asiatic and American black bears. Ursus 32: e10.

Avrin, A.C., C. Pekins, J. Sperry, and M.L. Allen. 2021. Evaluating the efficacy and decay of lures for improving detections of carnivores with camera traps. Ecosphere 12: e03710.

Bauder, J., N.M. Roberts, D. Ruid, B. Kohn, and M.L. Allen. 2021. Effects of translocation on survival of nuisance bears. Animal Conservation 24: 820–831.

Drake, D., S. Dubay, and M.L. Allen. 2021. Evaluating human-coyote encounters in an urban landscape using citizen science. Journal of Urban Ecology 7: juaa032.

Krofel, M., D. Juznic, and M.L. Allen. 2021. Scavenging and carcass caching behaviour by European wildcat, Felis silvestris. Ecological Research 36: 556–561.

61. Suraci, J.P., K.M. Gaynor, M.L. Allen, P. Alexander, J.S. Brashares, S. Cendejas-Zarelli, K. Crooks, L.M. Elbroch, T. Forester, A.M. Green, J. Haight, N. Harris, M. Hebblewhite, F. Isbell, B. Johnston, R. Kays, P.E. Lendrum, J. Lewis, A. McInturff, W. McShea, T.W. Murphy, M. Palmer, A. Parsons, M.A. Parsons, Mary E. Pendergast, C. Pekins, L. Prugh, K.A. Sager-Fradkin, S. Schuttler, C.H. Sekercioglu, B. Shepherd, L. Whipple, J. Whittington, G. Wittemyer, and C.C. Wilmers. 2021. Disturbance type and species life history predict mammal responses to humans. Global Change Biology 27: 3718–3731.

Allen, M.L., S. Wang, L. Olson, Q. Li, and M. Krofel. 2020. Counting cats for conservation: seasonal estimates of leopard density and drivers of distribution in the Serengeti. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 3591–3608.

Allen, M.L., M. Sibarini, L. Utoyo, and M. Krofel. 2020. Terrestrial mammal community richness and temporal overlap between tigers and other carnivores in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 43.1: 97–107.

Bauder, J., N.M. Roberts, D. Ruid, B. Kohn, and M.L. Allen. 2020. Nuisance black bear translocations across four decades indicates increased effectiveness by translocation distance and landscape context. Wildlife Research 47: 426–435.

Inagaki, A., M.L. Allen, T, Maruyama, K. Yamazaki, K. Tochigi, T. Naganuma, and K. Shinsuke. 2020. Vertebrate scavenger guild composition and utilization of carrion in an East Asian temperate forest. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5976.

Nickel, B. A., J. Suraci, M.L. Allen, and C.C. Wilmers. 2020. Human presence and human footprint have non-equivalent effects on wildlife spatiotemporal habitat use. Biological Conservation 241: 108383.

Yovovich, V., M.L. Allen, L. Macauley and C.C. Wilmers. 2020. Using spatial characteristics of apex carnivore reproductive behaviors to inform conservation planning. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 2589-2603.

Mueller, M.M., D. Drake, and M.L. Allen. 2019. Using citizen science to inform urban canid management in Madison, Wisconsin. Landscape and Urban Planning 189: 362-371.

36. Sebastián-González, E., et al. 2019. Scavenging in the Anthropocene: human impact drives vertebrate scavenger species richness on a global scale. Global Change Biology 25: 3005–3017.

Allen, M.L., A.S. Norton, G. Stauffer, N.M. Roberts, Y. Luo, Q. Li, D. MacFarland, and T.R. Van Deelen. 2018. A Bayesian state-space model using age-at-harvest data for estimating the population of black bears (Ursus americanus) in Wisconsin. Scientific Reports 8: 12440.

Allen, M.L., B. Peterson, and M. Krofel. 2018. No respect for apex carnivores: Distribution and activity patterns of honey badgers in the Serengeti. Mammalian Biology 89: 90–94.

Mueller, M.M., D. Drake, and M.L. Allen. 2018. Coexistence of coyotes (Canis latrans) and red foxes (Vulpes Vulpes) in an urban landscape. PLoS One 13: e0190971.

Allen, M.L., L. Hocevar, and M. Krofel. 2017. Where to leave a message? The selection and adaptive significance of scent-marking sites for Eurasian lynx. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71: 136.

Allen, M.L., M.S. Gunther and C.C. Wilmers. 2017. The scent of your enemy is my friend? The acquisition of large carnivore scent by a smaller carnivore. Journal of Ethology 35: 13–19.

Krofel, M., L. Hocevar, and M.L. Allen. 2017. Does human infrastructure shape scent marking in a solitary felid? Mammalian Biology 87: 36-39.

Allen, M.L., C.C. Wilmers, L.M. Elbroch, J.M. Golla, and H.U. Wittmer. 2016. The importance of motivation, weapons and foul odors in driving encounter competition in carnivores. Ecology 97: 1905–1912.

Allen, M.L., H.U. Wittmer, E. Setiawan, S. Jaffe, and A.J. Marshall. 2016. Scent marking in Sunda clouded leopards (Neofelis diardi): novel observations close a key gap in understanding felid communication behaviours. Scientific Reports 6: 35433.

Allen, M.L., L.M. Elbroch, C.C. Wilmers, and H.U. Wittmer. 2015. The comparative effects of large carnivores on the acquisition of carrion by scavengers. American Naturalist 185: 822–833.

Allen, M.L., H.U. Wittmer, P. Houghtaling, J. Smith, L.M. Elbroch, and C.C. Wilmers. 2015. The role of scent marking in mate selection by female pumas (Puma concolor). PLoS One 10: e0139087.

Wang, Y., M.L. Allen, and C.C. Wilmers. 2015. Mesopredator spatial and temporal responses to large predators and human development in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Biological Conservation 190: 23–33.

Elbroch, L.M., P. Lendrum, M.L. Allen, and H.U. Wittmer. 2015. Nowhere to hide: pumas, black bears, and competition refuges. Behavioral Ecology 26: 247–254.

Taylor, A.P., M.L. Allen, and M. Gunther. 2015. Marking behavior on rub trees by black bears during breeding season. Behaviour 152: 1097-1111.

Allen, M.L., H.U. Wittmer, and C.C. Wilmers. 2014. Puma scrape and communication behaviors: understanding functional use and variation by sex and age. Behaviour 151: 819–840.

Allen, M.L., L.M. Elbroch, and H.U. Wittmer. 2013. Encounter competition between a Cougar, Puma concolor, and a Western Spotted Skunk, Spilogale gracilis. Canadian Field-Naturalist 127: 64–66.

Wilmers, C.C., Y. Wang, B. Nickel, P. Houghtaling, Y. Shakeri, M.L. Allen, J. Kermish-Wells, V. Yovovich, and T. Williams. 2013. Scale dependent behavioral responses to human development by a large predator, the puma. PLoS One 8: e60590.

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