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David S. Pilliod

Pilliod, David S.

Supervisory Research Ecologist

Office: 208-426-5202
Fax: 208-426-5210
970 Lusk Street
Boise, ID 83706


1991 B.A. Biology University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2001 Ph.D. Ecology Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID


monitoring design, amphibian and reptile biology, wildlife ecology, stream ecology, fire ecology

Research Interests

inventory and monitoring, wildlife-habitat relationships, population dynamics, disturbance ecology, conservation biology

Research Team

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology - Team Page


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Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Toevs, G., 2017, Seventy-five years of vegetation treatments on public rangelands in the Great Basin of North America: Rangelands, v. 39, no. 1, p. 1-9,[Details]

Strobel, B., Laramie, M.B., Pilliod, D.S., 2017, Exploring the use of environmental DNA to determine the species of salmon redds: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, p. online,[Details]

Dovick, M.A., Kulp, T.R., Arkle, R.S., Pilliod, D.S., 2016, Bioaccumulation trends of arsenic and antimony in a freshwater ecosystem impacted by mine drainage: Environmental Chemistry, v. 13, no. 1, p. 149-159,[Details]

Glenn, N.F., Neuenschwander, A., Vierling, L.A., Spaete, L.P., Li, A., Shinneman, D.J., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., McIlroy, S.K., 2016, Landsat 8 and ICESat-2- Performance and potential synergies for quantifying dryland ecosystem vegetation cover and biomass: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 185, p. 233-242,[Details]

Goldberg, C.S., Turner, C.R., Deiner, K., Klymus, K.E., Thomsen, P.F., Murphy, M.A., Spear, S.F., McKee, A.M., Oyler-McCance, S.J., Cornman, R.S., Laramie, M.B., Mahon, A.R., Lance, R.F., Pilliod, D.S., Strickler, K.M., Waits, L.P., Fremier, A.K., Takahara, T., Herder, J.E., Taberlet, P., 2016, Critical considerations for the application of environmental DNA methods to detect aquatic species: Methods in Ecology and Evolution, v. 7, p. 1299–1307,[Details]

Gosselin, E.N., Holbrook, J.D., Huggler, K., Brown, E., Vierling, K.T., Arkle, R.S., Pilliod, D.S., 2016, Ecosystem engineering of harvester ants- effects on vegetation in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem: Western North American Naturalist, v. 76, no. 1, p. 82-89. [Details]

Grant, E.H., Miller, D.A., Schmidt, B.R., Adams, M.J., Amburgey, S.M., Chambert, T., Cruickshank, S.S., Fisher, R.N., Green, D.M., Hossack, B.R., Johnson, P.T., Joseph, M.B., Rittenhouse, T., Ryan, M.E., Waddle, J.H., Walls, S.C., Bailey, L.L., Fellers, G.M., Gorman, T.A., Ray, A.M., Pilliod, D.S., Price, S.J., Saenz, D., Sadinski, W.J., Muths, E., 2016, Quantitative evidence for the effects of multiple drivers on continental-scale amphibian declines: Scientific Reports, v. 6, no. 25625, p. online,[Details]

Holbrook, J.D., Arkle, R.S., Rachlow, J.R., Vierling, K.T., Pilliod, D.S., Wiest, M.M., 2016, Occupancy and abundance of predator and prey- implications of the fire-cheatgrass cycle in sagebrush ecosystems: Ecosphere, v. 7, no. 6, p. e01307,[Details]

Holbrook, J.D., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., Rachlow, J.R., Vierling, K.T., Wiest, M.M., 2016, Transition of vegetation states positively affects harvester ants in the Great Basin, United States: Rangeland Ecology and Management, v. 69, p. 449-456,[Details]

Kenison, E.K., Litt, A.R., Pilliod, D.S., McMahon, T.E., 2016, Larval long-toed salamanders incur nonconsumptive effects in the presence of nonnative trout: Ecosphere, v. 7, no. 5, p. e01258,[Details]


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