Dr. Paul Stapp

Contact Information

Office: MH 207E

Phone: 657-278-2849

Email: pstapp@fullerton.edu

Paul Stapp

Professor

Degrees

PhD, Zoology (Ecological Studies), Colorado State University

MS, Wildlife, University of New Hampshire

BS, Zoology, University of California, Davis

Research Areas

Wildlife population and community ecology; species interactions; wildlife-habitat relationships; anthropogenic impacts on wildlife; exotic and invasive species; ecology of insular, desert, grassland and agroecosystems; conservation biology

Courses Regularly Taught

Principles of Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Mammalogy, Wildlife Conservation

Publications

Duncan*, C.L., J.L. King, & P. Stapp. 2017. Effects of prolonged immunocontraception on the breeding behavior of American bison. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1272-1287.

Salkeld, D.J., P. Stapp, D.W. Tripp, K.L. Gage, J. Lowell, C.T. Webb, R.J. Brinkerhoff, & M.F. Antolin. 2016. Ecological traits driving the outbreak and emergence of zoonotic pathogens. Bioscience 66:118-129.

Conway*, K., & P. Stapp. 2015. Bot-fly infestation of thirteen-lined ground squirrels in Colorado shortgrass steppe. The Prairie Naturalist 47:13-20.

Newbold, T.A.S., P. Stapp, K.E. Levensailor*, J.D. Derner, & W.K. Lauenroth. 2014. Community responses of arthropods to a range of traditional and manipulated grazing intensities in shortgrass steppe. Environmental Entomology 43:556-568.

Kraft*, J.P, & P. Stapp. 2013. Movements and burrow use by northern grasshopper mice as a possible mechanism of plague spread in prairie dog colonies. Journal of Mammalogy 94:1087-1093.

Rebollo, S., D.G. Milchunas, P. Stapp, D.J. Augustine, & J.D. Derner. 2013. Disproportionate effects of non-colonial small herbivores on structure and diversity of grassland dominated by large herbivores. Oikos 122:1757-1767.

Savage, L.T., R.M. Reich, L.M. Hartley, P. Stapp & M.F. Antolin. 2011. Climate, soils and connectivity predict plague epizootics in black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Ecological Applications 21:2933-2943.

Salkeld, D.J., M. Salathé, P. Stapp & J.H. Jones. 2010. Plague outbreaks in prairie dog populations: percolation thresholds of alternate host abundance explain epizootics.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:14247-14250.

Franklin*, H.A., P. Stapp & A. Cohen. 2010. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identification of rodent blood meals confirms host sharing by flea vectors of plague. Journal of Vector Ecology 35:363-371.

Guttilla*, D.A., & P. Stapp.  2010. Effects of sterilization on movements of feral cats at an urban-wildland interface. Journal of Mammalogy 91:482-489.

Stapp, P., & D.J. Salkeld. 2009. Inferring host-parasite feeding relationships using stable isotopes: implications for disease transmission and host specificity. Ecology 90:3268-3273.

Stapp , P., D.J. Salkeld, H.A. Franklin*, J.P. Kraft*, D.W. Tripp, M.F. Antolin & K.L. Gage. 2009. Evidence for the involvement of an alternative rodent host in the dynamics of plague in prairie dogs. Journal of Animal Ecology 78:807-817.

Derner, J.D., W.K. Lauenroth, P. Stapp & D.J. Augustine. 2009. Livestock as ecosystem engineers: Bird habitat in the western Great Plains. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:111-118.

Salkeld, D.J., & P. Stapp. 2009. The effects of weather and plague-induced die-offs of prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus Ord) on the fleas (Siphonaptera) of northern grasshopper mice (Onychomys leucogaster Wied). Journal of Medical Entomology 46:588-594.

Boone*, A., J.P. Kraft* & P. Stapp. 2009. Scavenging by mammalian carnivores on prairie dog colonies: implications for the spread of plague. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9:185-190.

*CSUF research student

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