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Zackary Delisle - Ecologist

A young man holds a snapping turtle.
Zackary Delisle is an ecologist for the Arctic Network, leading monitoring on Dall's sheep and brown bears.
Zackary Delisle
Ecologist
Arctic I&M Network
4175 Geist Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
zackary_delisle@nps.gov
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Education
PhD, Purdue University, Wildlife Science 2023
Dissertation title: Modeling Density and Group Size of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) with Distance Sampling

MS, Texas A&M University, Biological and Environmental Sciences, 2018
Thesis title: Spatial Ecology and Multi-scale Spatiotemporal Habitat Selection of the Cottonmouth, Agkistrodon piscivorus, within Constructed Wetland Complexes

BS, Westfield State University, Environmental Science and Criminal Justice, 2016

Professional Experience
2024-present, National Park Service, Arctic Network ecologist
2023-2024, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, research biologist
2018-2023, Purdue University, research assistant
2016-2018, Texas A&M University, research assistant
2016, Oklahoma State University, Cooperative Fish and WIldlife Research, research technician

Projects
Dall's sheep
Brown bear

Publications
Delisle, Z.J., R.D. Sample, J.N. Caudell, and R.K. Swihart. 2024. Deer activity levels and patterns vary along gradients of food availability and anthropogenic development. Scientific Reports 14: 10223.

Delisle, Z.J., C.J. Reeling, J.N. Caudell, E.B. McCallen, and R.K. Swihart. In Review. Targeted recreational hunting can reduce animal-vehicle collisions and generate substantial revenue for wildlife management agencies. Science of the Total Environment.

Delisle, Z.J., R.D. Sample, J.N. Caudell, and R.K. Swihart. In Review. Deer activity levels and patterns vary along gradients of food availability and anthropogenic development. Scientific Reports.

Delisle, Z.J., R.D. Sample, C. Sutton, and J. Delgado-Acevedo. In Review. Constructed wetland size influences herpetofauna diversity but not species richness in northeastern Texas. Herpetological Conservation and Biology.

Delisle, Z.J., M. Henrich, P. Palencia, R.K. Swihart. 2023. Reducing bias in density estimates for unmarked populations that exhibit reactive behavior towards camera traps. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14(12): 3100–3111.

Delisle, Z.J., R.D. Sample, and R.K. Swihart. 2023. Fear, concealment, and time of day interactively predict group size of a common ungulate. Ecosphere. 14(10): e4685.

Sample, R.D., Z.J. Delisle, J.M. Pierce, R.K. Swihart, J.N. Caudell, C.R. Webster, and M.A. Jenkins. 2023. Predicting and indexing ungulate browse intensity from local to regional scales. Ecological Indicators. 154: 110564.

Delisle, Z.J., D.L. Miller, and R.K. Swihart. 2023. Modeling density surfaces of intraspecific classes using camera-trap distance sampling. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14(5): 1287–1298.

Sample, R.D., Z.J. Delisle, J.M. Pierce, R.K. Swihart, J.N. Caudell, M.A. Jenkins. 2023. Selection rankings of woody species for white-tailed deer vary with browse intensity and landscape context within the Central Hardwood Forest Region. Forest Ecology and Management 537: 120969.

Delisle, Z.J., P.G. McGovern, B.G. Dillman, C.J. Reeling, J.N. Caudell, and R.K. Swihart. 2023. Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Compare Density Estimation Methods for Large-Scale Wildlife Management. Wildlife Society Bulletin e1430.

Sample, R.D., R.D. Tomey, Z.J. Delisle, A.R. Trumbower, P.J. Habeck, J.M. Brooke, and M.A. Jenkins. 2022. Comparing methods of estimating fecal pellet-group density in woodlots of the Midwestern United States. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 13(2): 483–493.

Delisle, Z.J., P.G. McGovern, B.G. Dillman, and R.K. Swihart. 2022. Imperfect detection and wildlife density estimation using aerial surveys with infrared and visible sensors. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 9(2):222–234.

Delisle, Z.J., R.K. Swihart, B.M. Quinby, R.D. Sample, K.J. Kinser-McBee, E.K. Tauber, and E.A. Flaherty. 2022. Density from Pellet Groups: Comparing Methods for Estimating Dung Persistence Time. Wildlife Society Bulletin 46(3): e1325.

Delisle, Z.J., Flaherty, E.A., Nobbe, M.R., Wzientek, C.M., and Swihart, R.K. 2021. Next-Generation Camera Trapping: Systematic Review of Historic Trends Suggests Keys to Expanded Research Applications in Ecology and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:97.

Delisle, Z.J., D. Ransom, W.I. Lutterschmidt, and J. Delgado-Acevedo. 2019. Multiscale spatiotemporal habitat selection of the northern cottonmouth. The Journal of Herpetology 53(3):187–195.

Delisle, Z.J., D. Ransom, and J. Delgado-Acevedo. 2019. Neonate northern cottonmouth spatial ecology and habitat selection: from parturition to hibernation. Southeastern Naturalist 18(2):334–345.

Delisle, Z.J., J. Delgado-Acevedo, D. Ransom, and L. Lyman-Henley. 2019. Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma (Western Cottonmouth). Copulation following parturition. Herpetological Review 50(1):148.

Delisle, Z.J., D. Ransom, W.I. Lutterschmidt, and J. Delgado-Acevedo. 2019. Site specific differences in the spatial ecology of northern cottonmouths. Ecosphere 10(1):e02557. 10.1002/ecs2.2557.

Delisle, Z.J., J. Delgado-Acevedo, and W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2018. AGKISTRODON PISCIVORUS (Northern Cottonmouth). PREDATION. Herpetological Review 49(2):333.

Delisle, Z.J., and T. Parshall. 2018. The effects of oriental bittersweet on native trees in a New England floodplain. Northeastern Naturalist 25(2):188–196.

Last updated: May 3, 2024