2014    Mooring, M.S. and Penedo, M.C.T.  Behavioral versus genetic measures of fitness in bison bulls (Bison bison).  Journal of Mammalogy 95: 913-924.  PDF   Fitness in Bison Supplemental Material

2014    Li, Z., Beauchamp, G., and Mooring, M.S.  Relaxed selection for tick-defense grooming in Père David’s deer?  Biological Conservation 178: 12–18.  PDF

2012     Wyman, M.T., Mooring, M.S., McCowan, B., Penedo, M.C.T., Reby, D., and Hart, L.A.  Acoustic cues to size and quality in the vocalizations of male North American bison (Bison bison).  Animal Behaviour 84: 1381-1391.  PDF

2008     Wyman, M.T., Mooring, M.S., McCowan, B., Penedo, M.C.T., and Hart, L.A.  Bellow amplitude of bison reflects male quality, seasonal condition, and motivation.  Animal Behaviour 76: 1625-1639.  PDFAfrica_Environment__Wildlife_1999.jpg

2007     Mooring, M.S., Blumstein, D.T., Reisig, D.D., Niemeyer, J.M., and Osborne, E.R.  Insect-repelling behaviour in bovids: role of mass, tail length, and group size.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 383-392.  PDF

2006     Mooring, M.S., Hart, B.L., Fitzpatrick, T.A, Benjamin, J.E., Fraser, I.C., Nishihira, T.T., and Reisig, D.D.  Grooming in desert bighorn sheep and the ghost of parasites past. Behavioral Ecology 17: 364-371.  PDF

2006     Mooring, M.S., Patton, M.L., Lance, V.A., Hall., B.M., Schaad, E.W., Fetter, G.A., Fortin, S.S., & McPeak, K.M.  Glucocorticoids of bison bulls in relation to social status.  Hormones & Behavior 49: 369-375.  PDF

2006     Mooring, M.S., Patton, M.L., Reisig, D.D., Osborne, E.R., Kanallakan, A.L., and Aubery, S.M.  Sexually dimorphic grooming in bison: influence of body size and testosterone.  Animal Behaviour 72: 737-745.  PDF

2005     Mooring, M.S., Reisig, D.D., Osborne, E.R., Kanallakan, A.L, Wiseman, D.S., Huber, R.R.  Sexual segregation in bison (Bison bison): a test of multiple hypotheses.  Behaviour 142: 897-927.  PDF

2004     Mooring, M.S. & Rominger, E.M.  2004.  Reply – Is the activity budget the holy grail of sexual segregation?  Behaviour 141: 521-530.  PDF

2004     Mooring, M.S., Fitzpatrick, T.A, Nishihira, T.T., & Reisig, D.D.  Vigilance, predation risk, and the Allee effect in desert bighorn sheep.  Journal of Wildlife Management 68: 519-532.  PDF

2004     Mooring, M.S., Patton, M.L., Lance, V.A., Hall., B.M., Schaad, E.W., Fortin, S.S., Jella, J.E., & McPeak, K.M.  2004.  Fecal androgens of bison bulls during the rut.  Hormones & Behavior 46: 392-398.  PDF)Journal_of_Mammalogy_2014.jpg

2004     Mooring, M.S., Blumstein, D.T. & Stoner, C.J.  The evolution of parasite-defence grooming in ungulates.  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 17-37.  PDF

2003     Mooring, M.S., Fitzpatrick, T.A, Fraser, I.C., Benjamin, J.E., Reisig, D.D. & Nishihira, T.T. Insect-defense behavior by desert bighorn sheep.  Southwestern Naturalist 48: 635-643.  PDF

2003     Mooring, M.S., Fitzpatrick, T.A, Benjamin, J.E., Fraser, I.C., Nishihira, T.T., Reisig, D.D, & Rominger, E.M.  Sexual segregation in desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana).  Behaviour 140: 183-207.  PDF

2002     Mooring, M.S., Reisig, D.D., Niemeyer, J.M., and Osborne, E.R.  Sexually and developmentally dimorphic grooming: a comparative survey of the Ungulata.  Ethology 108: 911-934.  PDF

2000    Samuel, W.M., Mooring, M.S., Aalangdong, O.I.  Adaptations of winter ticks (Dermacentor albipictus) to invade moose and moose to evade ticks.  Alces 36: 183-195.  PDF

2000    Mooring, M.S., Benjamin, J.E., Harte, C.R., & Herzog, N.B.  Testing the interspecific body size principle in ungulates: the smaller they come, the harder they groom.  Animal Behaviour 60: 35-45.  PDF

1999     Mooring, M.S. & Samuel, W.M.  Premature loss of winter hair in free-ranging moose (Alces alces) infested with winter ticks (Dermacentor albipictus) is correlated with grooming rate.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 148-156.  PDF

1999     Mooring, M.S. & Dennis, N.J.  Impala, the living fossil.  Africa Environment & Wildlife 7: 52-61.  PDF

1998     Mooring, M.S. & Samuel, W.M.  Tick-removal grooming by elk (Cervus elaphus): testing principles from the programmed-grooming hypothesis.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 76: 740-750.  PDFHormones__Behavior_2004.jpg

1998     Mooring, M.S., Gavazzi, A.J., & Hart, B.L.  Effects of castration on grooming in goats.  Physiology and Behavior 64: 707-713.  PDF

1998     Mooring, M.S. & Samuel, W.M.  The biological basis of grooming in moose (Alces alces): programmed versus stimulus-driven grooming.  Animal Behaviour 56: 1561_1570.  PDF

1998     Mooring, M.S. & Samuel, W.M.  Tick defense strategies in bison: the role of grooming and hair coat.  Behaviour 135: 693-718.  PDF

1997     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Reciprocal allogrooming in impala lambs.  Ethology 103: 665-680.  PDF

1997     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Self grooming in impala mothers and lambs: Testing the body size and tick challenge principles.  Animal Behaviour 53: 925-934.  PDF

1996     Mooring, M.S., McKenzie, A.A. & Hart, B.L.  Grooming in impala: Role of oral grooming in removal of ticks and effects of ticks in increasing grooming rate.  Physiology and Behavior 59: 965-971.  PDF

1996     Mooring, M.S. & Mundy, P.J.  Interactions between impala and oxpeckers at Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.  African Journal of Ecology 34: 54-65.  PDF

1996     Mooring, M.S., McKenzie, A.A. & Hart, B.L.  Role of sex and breeding status in grooming and total tick load of impala.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39: 259-266.  PDF

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1996     Mooring, M.S. & Mundy, P.J.  Factors influencing host selection by yellow-billed oxpeckers at Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe.  African Journal of Ecology 34: 177-188.  PDF

1995     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Differential grooming rate and tick load of territorial male and female impala (Aepyceros melampus).  Behavioral Ecology 6: 94-101.  PDF

1995     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Costs of allogrooming in impala: Distraction from vigilance.  Animal Behaviour 49: 1414-1416.  PDF

1995     Mooring, M.S.  The effect of tick challenge on grooming rate by impala.  Animal Behaviour 50: 377-392.  PDF

1995     Mooring, M.S. & McKenzie, A.A.  The efficiency of patch sampling for determination of relative tick burdens in comparison with total tick counts.  Experimental & Applied Acarology 19: 533-547.  PDF

1995     Mooring, M.S. & Mazhowu, W.  Geographic distribution of ticks and comparison of tick load on male and female impala from three sites in Zimbabwe.  Zimbabwe Veterinary Journal 26: 76-85.  PDF

1994     Mooring, M.S.  Allogrooming, an essential activity in impala behaviour.  Zimbabwe Wildlife, January 1994: 19-22.  PDF

1994     Mooring, M.S., Mazhowu, W. & Scott, C.A.  The effect of rainfall on tick challenge at Kyle Recreational Park, Zimbabwe.  Experimental & Applied Acarology 18: 507-520.  PDF

1993     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Effects of relatedness, dominance, age, and association on reciprocal allogrooming by captive impala.  Ethology 94: 207-220.  PDFcover.jpg

1993     Mooring, M.S.  Predation on a newborn impala by a martial eagle.  Ostrich 64: 185-186.  PDF

1992     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Animal grouping for protection from parasites: Selfish herd and encounter-dilution effects.  Behaviour 123: 173-193.  PDF

1992     Hart, B.L., Hart, L.A., Mooring, M.S. & Olubayo, R.  Biological basis of grooming behaviour in antelope: The body size, vigilance and habitat principles.  Animal Behaviour 44: 615-631.  PDF

1992     Mooring, M.S. & Hart, B.L.  Reciprocal allogrooming in dam-reared and hand-reared impala fawns.  Ethology 90: 37-51.  PDF

1991     Mooring, M.S. & Rubin, E.S.  Nursing behavior and early development of Kenyan impala at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.  Zoo Biology 9: 329-339.  PDF

1990     Hart, B.L., Hart, L.A., & Mooring, M.S.  Differential foraging of oxpeckers on impala in comparison with sympatric antelope species.  African Journal of Ecology 28: 240-249.  PDF

1989     Mooring, M.S.  Ontogeny of allogrooming in mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus).  Journal of Mammalogy 70: 434-437. PDF