Greenspan, E., M.A. LaRue, C.K. Nielsen. 2020. Attitudes of social media users toward mountain lions in North America. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 45:121-129.

Howell, L., S. Flangan, M.A. LaRue. 2021. Environmental DNA as a tool for monitoring Antarctic vertebrates. New Zealand Journal of Zoology doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2021.1900299.



Ainley, D.G., P.A. Cziko, N. Nur, J.J. Rotella, J.T. Eastman, M.A. LaRue, I. Stirling, P.A. Abrams. Further evidence that Antarctic toothfish are important to Weddell seals. Antarctic Science 33:17-29.

Wege, M., L. Salas, M.A. LaRue. 2020. Citizen science and habitat modelling facilitates conservation planning for crabeater seals in the Weddell
Sea. Diversity and Distributions, https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13120.

Santora, J., M.A. LaRue, D.G. Ainley. 2020. Geographic structuring of Antarctic penguin populations. Global Ecology and Biogeography, https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13144.

Jenouvrier, S., D. Iles, S. Labrousse, L. Landrum, J. Garnier, H. Caswell, C. Barbraud, H. Weimerskirch, M.A. LaRue, M. Holland. 2019. Future declines of emperor penguins. Global Change Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14864.


Trathan, P.N., B. Wienecke, C. Barbraud, S. Jenouvrier, G. Kooyman, C. Le Bohec, D.G. Ainley, A. Ancel, D.P. Zitterbart, S.L. Chown, M.A. LaRue, R. Cristofari, J. Younger, G. Clucas, C.A. Bost, J.A. Brown, H.J. Gillett, and P.T. Fretwell. 2019. The emperor penguin – vulnerable to projected rates of warming and sea ice loss. Biological Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108216.

LaRue, M.A., C.K. Nielsen, B.S. Pease. 2019. Increases in midwestern cougars despite harvest in a source population. Journal of Wildlife Management, 83:1306–1313.

LaRue, M.A., D.G. Ainley, L. Salas, S. Stammerjohn, M. Dozier, J. Saints, K. Stamatiou, J. Pennycook, N. Nur, L. Barrington. 2019. Engaging "the crowd" in remote sensing to learn about habitat affinity of the Weddell seal in Antarctica. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.124.

LaRue, M.A., D. Iles, S. Labrousse, L. Salas, G. Ballard, D. Ainley, B. Saenz. 2019. A possible Adélie penguin sub-colony on fast ice by Cape Crozier, Antarctica. Antarctic Science. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095410201900018X

LaRue, M.A., L. Salas, N. Nur, D.G. Ainley, S.S. Stammerjohn, J. Pennycook, L. Barrington, K. Stamatiou, J. Saints, M. Dozier, H. Nakamura. 2019. Physical and ecological factors explain the distribution of Ross Sea Weddell seals during the breeding season. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 612:193208.


LaRue, M.A. and S. Stapleton. 2018. Estimating the abundance of polar bears on Wrangel Island during late summer using high-resolution satellite imagery: a pilot study. Polar Biology 41:26212626.


LaRue, M.A., S. Stapleton, M. Anderson. 2016. Feasibility of using high-resolution satellite imagery to assess wildlife vertebrate populations. Conservation Biology, 31:213220.


LaRue, M.A. and C.K. Nielsen. 2016. Population viability of recolonizing cougars in midwestern North America. Ecological Modelling 321:121129.


LaRue, M.A., S.S. Stapleton, C.C. Porter, T. Atwood, N. Lecomte, and S. Atkinson. 2015. Testing methods for using high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor polar bear abundance and distribution. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:772779.


Withrana, C., M.A. LaRue, and H.J. Lynch. 2015. Benchmarking of data fusion algorithms in support of earth observation based Antarctic wildlife monitoring. Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 113:124143.


Ainley, D.G., M.A. LaRue, S.E. Stammerjohn, I. Stirling, D.B. Siniff. 2015. Apparent decline of Weddell seal numbers along the Northern Victoria Land Coast. Marine Mammal Science 31:13381361.

LaRue, M.A., G. Kooyman, H.J. Lynch, and P.T. Fretwell. 2015. Emigration in emperor penguins: Implications for interpretation of long-term studies. Ecography 38:114–120.


LaRue, M.A. and J. Knight. 2014. Applications of very high resolution imagery in the study and conservation of predators in the Southern Ocean. Conservation Biology 28:17311735.


Lynch, H.J. and M.A. LaRue. 2014. The first global census of the Adélie penguin. The Auk 31:457466.


Stapleton, S., M.A. LaRue, N. Lecomte, S. Atkinson, D. Garshelis, C. Porter, T. Atwood. 2014. Polar bears from space: Assessing satellite imagery as a tool to monitor Ursus maritimus. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101513.


LaRue, M.A., H.J. Lynch, P. Lyver, K. Barton, D.G. Ainley, A.M. Pollard, G. Ballard. 2014. A method for estimating colony sizes of Adélie penguins using remote sensing imagery. Polar Biology 37:507517.



LaRue, M.A., D.G. Ainley, M. Swanson, P.O.B. Lyver, K.T. Dugger, G. Ballard, and K. Barton. 2013. Climate change winners: receding ice fields allow colony expansion and altered metapopulation dynamics among Adélie penguins in the southern Ross Sea. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060568. 



LaRue, M.A., C.K. Nielsen, M. Dowling, K. Miller, B. Wilson, H. Shaw, and C. Anderson. 2012. Cougars are recolonizing the Midwest: Analysis of cougar confirmations during 1990-2008. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:13641369. 


Fretwell, P., M.A. LaRue, G.L.  Kooyman, B. Wienecke, C. Porter, A.J. Fox, A.H. Fleming, N. Ratcliffe, P.J. Morin, and P.N. Trathan. 2012. The first global, synoptic survey of a species from space: emperor penguins. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33751. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033751. 


2011 and prior

LaRue, M.A., J. Rotella, B. Garrott, D.B. Siniff, D.G. Ainley, G.E. Stauffer, C. Porter, and P.J. Morin.  2011. Satellite imagery can be used to detect variation in abundance of Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in Erebus Bay, Antarctica. Polar Biology 34:17271737. 


Henaux, V., L.A. Powell, K.A. Hobson, C.K. Nielsen, and M.A. LaRue. 2011. Tracking large carnivore dispersal using isotopic clues in claws: an application to cougars across the Great Plains. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2:489499. 


LaRue, M.A., and C.K. Nielsen. 2010. Modelling potential habitat for cougars in midwestern North America. Ecological Modelling 22:897900. 


LaRue, M.A., and C.K. Nielsen.  2008. Modelling potential dispersal corridors for cougars in midwestern North American using least-cost path methods. Ecological Modelling 212:372381. 


LaRue, M.A., C.K. Nielsen, and M.D. Grund.  2007. Using distance sampling to estimate densities of deer in south-central Minnesota. The Prairie Naturalist 39:57-68.


Popular Media & Blogs

So you say you saw a black panther: here's why I don't believe you - guest blog on Alongside Wildlife, 2015


America's cat is on the comeback - American Scientist, 2018

Counting seals from space - Oceanographic Magazine, 2020 (authored by Dr. Mia Wege)