Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Maximilian L Allen
Title: Assistant Wildlife Ecology Faculty
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1816 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
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Office room: 2021 Forbes Natural History Building
Phone: 217-300-7674

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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.

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.

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 Reports6: 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.

Allen, M.L., C.F. Wallace, and C.C. Wilmers. 2015. Patterns in bobcat (Lynx rufus) scent marking and communication behaviors. Journal of Ethology 33: 9-14.

Allen, M.L., L.M. Elbroch, D.S. Casady, and H.U. Wittmer. 2014. Seasonal variation in the feeding ecology of pumas (Puma concolor) in northern California. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 397–403. 

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.

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