Peer Reviewed Publications:
Cooper, S.M., H.L. Perotto-Baldivieso, M.G. Meek, and M. Figueroa-Pagán. (In Press). Influence of ranch infrastructure on the spatial distribution of white-tailed deer on South Texas rangeland Deer Biology Special Issue of Animal Production Science 51:xxx-xxx.
Seabury, C.M., E.K. Bhattarai, J.F. Taylor, G.G. Viswanathan, , S.M. Cooper, D.S. Davis, S.E. Dowd, M.L. Lockwood, and P.M. Seabury. 2011. Genome-wide polymorphism and comparative analyses in the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus): A model for conservation genomics. Public Library of Science One. 6:e15811.8pp.
Moseley, W. A., S. M. Cooper, D.G. Hewitt, T.E. Fulbright, and C. A. DeYoung 2011. Effects of Supplemental Feeding and Density of White-tailed Deer on Rodents. Journal of Wildlife Management.75:675-281.
Ramos, C. M., S. M. Cooper, and P. J. Holman. 2011 Molecular and serologic evidence for Babesia bovis-like parasites in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in south Texas. Veterinary Parasitology 172:214-220.
Cooper Cooper, S.M., H.M. Scott, G.R. De la Garza, A.L. Deck, and J.C. Cathey. 2010. Distribution and inter-species contact of feral swine and cattle on rangeland in South Texas: Implications for disease transmission. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(1):152-164.
Cooper, S. M., J. C. Cathey, D. L. Alford, and S. S. Sieckenius. 2009. Influence of rainfall, type of range and brush management on abundance of northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) in southern Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 54(1): 13–18. PDF
Lansing S.W., S.M. Cooper, E.E. Boydston, and K.E. Holekamp. 2009. Taphonomic and zooarchaeological implications of spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) bone accumulations in Kenya: a modern behavioral ecological approach. Paeleobiology 35(2):289-309. PDF.
Perotto-Baldivieso, H.L., E. Meléndez-Ackerman, A. Martínez, P. Calle, O.M. Ramos Gonzáles, M. Quiñones, P. Leimgruber, C.A. Christen, G. Pons, M.A. García, and S.M. Cooper. 2009. Spatial Distribution, Connectivity,and the Influence of Scale: Habitat Availability for the Endangered Mona Island Rock Iguana. Biodiversity and Conservation 18:905-917
Meek, M. G., S. M. Cooper, M. K. Owens, R. M. Cooper and A. L. Wappel. 2008. White-tailed deer distribution in response to patch burning on rangeland. Journal of Arid Environments 72:2026-2033. PDF
Cooper, S. M., H. L. Perotto-Baldivieso, M. K. Owens, M. G. Meek, and M. Figueroa-Pagán. 2008.Interaction between white-tailed deer and cattle in a semi-arid grazing -system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 127:85-92. PDF
Cathey, J. C., S. M. Cooper, D. L. Alford, D. Ransom, Jr. 2007. Roost site selection and survival of pen-reared northern bobwhite. Texas A&M University System, Texas Cooperative Extension Publication L-5477 Pp. 1-6.
Brown, R. D., and S. M. Cooper. 2006.The nutritional, ecological and ethical arguments against baiting and feeding deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(2):519-524. PDF
Cooper, S. M., J. C. Cathey, and S. S. Sieckenius. 2006. Video-scale: A novel device to measure supplemental feed consumption by wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(5) 1362-1367. PDF.
Cooper, S. M., M. K. Owens, R. M. Cooper, and T. F. Ginnett. 2006. Effect of supplemental feeding on spatial distribution and browse utilization by white-tailed deer. Journal of Arid Environments 66(4):716-726. PDF.
Cooper, S. M., M. K. Owens, D. E. Spalinger, and T. F. Ginnett. 2003.The architecture of shrubs after defoliation and the subsequent feeding behavior of browsers. Oikos 100:387-393. PDF.
Wright, B., R. Lyons, S. Cooper, and J. Cathey. 2002. White-tailed Deer Browse Preferences for South Texas and the Edwards Plateau. TexasCooperative Extension Publication. B-6130. PDF.
Cooper, S. M., and T. F. Ginnett. 2000. Potential effects of supplemental feeding of deer on nest predation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28 (3):660-666. PDF.
Cooper, S. M., K. E. Holekamp, and L. Smale. 1999. A seasonal feast: long-term analysis of foraging behaviour in the spotted hyaena. African Journal of Ecology 37:149-160.
Cooper, S. M., and T. F. Ginnett. 1998. Spines protect plants against browsing by small climbing mammals. Oecologia 113:219-221.
Holekamp K. E., S. M. Cooper, C. I. Katona, N. A. Berry, L. G. Frank, and L. Smale. 1997. Patterns of association among female spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Journal of Mammalogy 78:55-64.
Holekamp, K. E., Smale L., R. Berg, and S. M. Cooper. 1997. Hunting rates and hunting success in the spotted hyena. Journal of Zoology London 242:1-15.
Spalinger, D. E., S. M. Cooper, D. J. Martin, and L. A. Shipley. 1997. Is social learning an important influence on foraging behavior in white-tailed deer? Journal of Wildlife Management 61:611-621.
Cooper S. M., and T. Palmer. 1994. Observations on the dietary choice of juvenile Ostriches. Ostrich 65:251-255.
Cooper, S. M. 1993. Denning behaviour of spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) in Botswana. African Journal of Ecology 31:178-180.
Cooper, S. M. 1991. Optimal hunting group size: The need for lions to defend their kills against loss to spotted hyaenas. African Journal of Ecology 29:130-136.
Cooper, S. M. C 1990. lan sizes of spotted hyaenas in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park, Botswana. Botswana Notes & Records 21:121-133.
Cooper, S. M. 1990. The hunting behaviour of spotted hyaenas (Crocuta crocuta) in a region containing both sedentary and migratory populations of herbivores. African Journal of Ecology 28:131-141.
Bryant, J. P., P. J. Kuropat, K. Frisby, S. M. Cooper, and N. Owen-Smith. 1989. Resource availability hypothesis of plant anti-herbivore defense tested in a South African savanna ecosystem. Nature 340:227-229.
Melton, D. A., S. M. Cooper, and A. E. Wittington. 1989. The diet of bushpigs in a sugar cane agroecosystem. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 19:48-51.
Owen-Smith, N., and S. M. Cooper. 1989. Nutritional ecology of a browsing ruminant, the kudu (Tragelaphus strepciceros), through the seasonal cycle. Journal of Zoology London 219:29-43.
Cooper, S. M., and D. A. Melton. 1988. The bushpig as a problem animal in sugar cane. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 18:149-153.
Cooper, S. M., N. Owen-Smith, and J. P. Bryant. 1988. Foliage acceptability to browsing ruminants in relation to seasonal changes in the leaf chemistry of woody plants in a South African savanna. Oecologia 75:336-342.
Owen-Smith, N., and S. M. Cooper. 1988. Plant palatability assessment and its implications for plant-herbivore relations. Journal of the Grassland Society of South. Africa 5:76-79.
Cooper, S. M., and N. Owen-Smith. 1987. Assessing food preferences of ungulates by acceptability indices. Journal of Range Management 51:372-378.
Owen-Smith, N., and S. M. Cooper. 1987. Palatability of woody plants to browsing ruminants in a South African savanna. Ecology 68:319-331.
Cooper, S. M., and N. Owen-Smith. 1986. Effects of plant spinescence on large mammalian herbivores. Oecologia 68:446-455.
Cooper, S. M., and N. Owen-Smith. 1985. Condensed tannins deter feeding by browsing ruminants in a South African savanna. Oecologia 67:142-146.
Owen-Smith, N., and S. M. Cooper. 1985. Comparative consumption of vegetation components by kudus, impalas and goats in relation to their commercial potential as browsers in savanna regions. South African Journal of Science 81:72-76.
Owen-Smith, N., S. M. Cooper, and P. A. Novellie. 1983. Aspects of the feeding ecology of a browsing ruminant the kudu. South African Journal of Science 13:35-38.
Bayfield, N. G., U.H. Urquhart, and S. M. Cooper. 1981. Susceptibility of four species of Cladonia lichen to disturbance by trampling in the Cairngorm Mountains Journal of Applied Ecology 18:303- 310.
Conference Proceedings Published:
Cooper, S.M. and D.I. Leskovar. 2010. Selective Feeding on Artichoke Foliage by White-Tailed Deer in Texas. Acta Horticulturae. VII International Symposium on Artichoke, Cardoon and their wild relatives. Brittany, France, June 16-19 2009.
Cooper, S.M. 2008. Interactions and distribution of deer and cattle on rangeland. West Texas Deer Study Group: Back to the basics deer management Albany, TX. Sept 23-24 2008 Abstract Symposium proceedings 37 pp (ed.) Ricky Linex.
Cooper, S.M. 2008. Distribution and interaction of deer and cattle. Range Management Symposium/Workshop: Integrating Range Type and Companion Grazing Strategies. Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. July 30-31, 2008
De la Garza, G.R., A.L. Deck, H.M. Scott, S.M. Cooper, J.C. Cathey, J. Stuth, S. S. Sieckenius, D. L. Alford and A.L. Wappel. 2006. Inter-specific contact rates and variable land usage among feral swine and cattle in south Texas, USA. In Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics. Cairns, Australia. ISVEE 11:437-439.
Cooper, S. M. 2006. Reducing feral hog activity near deer feeders: comparing cottonseed and pelleted supplement. Advancing Wildlife Management in the Southwest, New challenges for the 21st CenturyProceedings of The Wildlife Society Southwestern Section, Alpine TX .pp 79-85.