Senior Faculty Associate,
Landscape Conservation Initiative
Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, Utah
State University 1996
M.S. in Wildland Resource
Science, U.C. Berkeley 1981
Office: Applied Research and
Development Building (bldg #56) Suite 130
I am fascinated with the
challenges of working with diverse agencies and organizations to sustain
natural resources and wildlife across large spatial extents. For that reason, I am pleased to be part of
the Landscape Conservation Initiative at NAU, which includes the Lab of
Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology.
In addition to large landscape research within the Lab, the Landscape
Conservation Initiative also provides opportunities for collaborative planning across
agencies, and offers novel education experiences that are outside of the
traditional university format.
My early research focused on
three primary themes within the field of landscape ecology: the effects of
forest fragmentation and habitat loss on the American marten; the influence of
landscape pattern on northern goshawk home ranges; and the behavior of
landscape metrics under different scenarios of landscape fragmentation. More
recently, I have developed broad scale monitoring protocols for wildlife
populations and habitat that have become agency standards for the Forest
Service. With a career background that
straddles science and management across four federal agencies, I continue to
work with land managers on current issues that encompass broad scales.
those published under my previous name, Hargis
Vojta, C. D. and M.
M. Rowland, technical editors. In press. Habitat monitoring technical guide. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report,
Stetz, J.B., K.C.
Kendall, and C.D. Vojta. 2011. Genetic monitoring for managers: a new online
resource. Journal of Fish and Wildlife
Vojta, C. D. 2005.
Old dog, new tricks: innovations with presence-absence information. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:845-848
(Editor’s introduction to a special section on occupancy modeling)
Woodbridge, B., and
C. D. Hargis. 2006. Northern goshawk inventory and monitoring
technical guide. USDA Forest Service
Washington Office General Technical Report GTR-71, Washington, DC.
Hargis, C. D., and B.
Woodbridge. 2006. A design for monitoring northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) at the bioregional
scale. Studies in Avian Biology 31:274-287.
Hargis, C. D., J. A.
Bissonette, and D. L. Turner. 1999. The influence of forest fragmentation and
landscape pattern on American martens.
Journal of Applied Ecology 36:157-172
Hargis, C. D., J. A.
Bissonette, and J. L. David. 1998. The behavior of landscape metrics commonly
used in the study of habitat fragmentation. Landscape Ecology 13:167-186.
Hargis, C. D., John
A. Bissonette, and John L. David. 1997.
Understanding measures of landscape pattern. Chapter 9 in J. A.
Bissonette, editor. Wildlife and
landscape ecology: effects of pattern and scale. Springer-Verlag, New York.
Hargis, C. D., C.
McCarthy, and R. D. Perloff. 1994. Home ranges and habitats of northern goshawks
in eastern California. Studies in Avian
Bleich, V. C., C.D.
Hargis, J. A. Keay, and J. D. Wehausen.
1991. Interagency coordination
and the restoration of wildlife populations.
Pp. 277-284 in: J. Edelbrock
and S. Carpenter, editors. Natural Areas
and Yosemite: prospects for the future.
USDI National Park Service, Denver Service Center, Denver, CO.
Hargis, C. D. and D.
R. McCullough. 1984. Winter diet and habitat selection of marten
in Yosemite National Park. J. Wildl.
Hargis, C. D. 1982.
Winter habitat utilization and food habits of pine martens in Yosemite
National Park. Coop. Nat. Park Res.
Studies Unit, Tech. Rep. No. 6. 59pp.