Peer-Reviewed Publications

Submitted or In Review

20) Studd EK, Peers MJL, Menzies AK, Derbyshire R, Majchrzak YN, Seguin J, Dantzer B, Lane JE, Murray DL, McAdam AG, Humphries MM, Boutin S. In Review. Species-specific responses to wind balance trade-offs between thermal and perceptual constraints in mammals of the boreal forest.

19) Peers MJL, Reimer JR, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, O’Donoghue M, Boutin S. In Review. Contribution of late-litter juveniles to the population dynamics of snowshoe hares.

18) Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Doran-Myers D, Peers MJL, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Boutin S. Submitted. A simple method for marking individual animals in motion-triggered camera studies. 

17) Peers MJL, Konkolics SM, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Boutin S, Lamb CT. In Review. It is not a dog-eat-dog world: Vertebrate scavenging dynamics differ between carnivore and herbivore carcasses.

16) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Studd EK, Menzies AK, Kukka PM, Konkolics SM, Boonstra R, Boutin S, Jung TS. In Review. Low accuracy of gum-line recession for estimating age of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis).


15) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Bastille-Rousseau G, Boonstra R, Humphries M, Jung TS, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, Murray DL, Boutin S. In Press. Climate change increases predation risk for a keystone species pf the boreal forest. Nature Climate Change. ​

14) Peers MJL, Konkolics SM, Lamb CT, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Studd EK, Boonstra R, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, Martinig AR, McCulloch B, Silva J, Garland L, Boutin S. In Press. Prey availability and ambient temperature influence carrion persistence in the boreal forest. Journal of Animal Ecology.

13) Menzies AK, Studd EK, Majchrzak YN, Peers MJL, Boutin S, Dantzer BJ, Lane JE, McAdam AG, Humphries MM. In Press. Body temperature, heart rate, and activity patterns of two boreal homeotherms in winter: homeostasis, allostasis, and ecological coexistence. Functional Ecology.

12) Neilson EW, Lamb CT, Konkolics SM, Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Doran-Myers D, Garland L, Martinig AR, Boutin S. In Press. There’s a storm a-coming: Ecological resilience and resistance to extreme weather events. Ecology & Evolution.

11) Jung T, Kukka P, Peers MJL, Schmiegelow F, Boonstra R, Boutin S, Majchrzak YN. 2020. Error in trapper-reported sex of lynx (Lynx canadensis) and wolverine (Gulo gulo): implications for analyses of harvest records. European Journal of Wildlife Research 66: 52.

10) Lavergne SG, Peers MJL, Mastromonaco G, Majchrzak YN, Nair A, Boutin S, Kenney AJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R. 2020. Hair cortisol as a reliable indicator of stress physiology in the snowshoe hare: influence of body region, sex, season, and predator-prey population dynamics. General and Comparative Endocrinology 294: 113471. (Cover Article) 

9) Ferreira C, Hossie TJ, Jenkins D, Wehtje M, Austin C, Boudreau M, Chan K, Clement A, Hrynyk M, Longhi J, MacFarlane S, Majchrzak YN, Otis JA, Peers MJL, Rae J, Seguin J, Walker S, Watt C, Munday A, Murray DL. 2019. The Recovery illusion: Protracted planning undermines effective rescue of imperiled species? Bioscience 69: 1028-1034.

8) Studd EK, Boudreau M, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Peers MJL, Seguin J, Lavergne S, Boonstra R, Murray D, Boutin S, Humphries MM. In Press. Use of acceleration and acoustics to classify behaviour and evaluate responses to moonlight in free-ranging snowshoe hares. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: a154.


7) Jung TS, Konkolics SM, Kukka PM, Majchrzak YN, Menzies AK, Oakley MP, Peers MJL, Studd EK. In Press. Short-term effect of helicopter-based capture on movements of a social ungulate. The Journal of Wildlife Management 83: 830-837.*All authors contributed equally


6) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Konkolics SM, Boonstra R, Boutin S. 2018. Scavenging by snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus) in the Yukon, Canada. Northwestern Naturalist 99: 232-235.


5) Peers MJL, Majchrzak YN, Neilson E, Lamb CT, Hämäläinen A, Haines JA, Garland L, Doran-Myers D, Broadley K, Boutin S. 2018. Quantifying fear effects on prey demography in nature. Ecology 99(8): 1716-1723. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2381


4) Murray DL*, Peers MJL*, Majchrzak YN, Wehtje M, Ferreira C, Pickles RSA, Row JR, Thornton DH. 2017. Continental divide: Predicting climate-mediated fragmentation and biodiversity loss in the boreal forest. PLoS ONE 12: e0176706. * Senior authorship jointly shared


3) Peers MJL, Thornton DH, Majchrzak YN, Bastille-Rousseau G, Murray DL. 2016. De-extinction potential under climate change: extensive mismatch between historic and future habitat suitability for three candidate birds. Biological Conservation 197: 164-170


2) Murray DL*, Majchrzak YN*, Peers MJL, Wehtje M, Ferreira C, Pickles RSA, Row JR, Thornton DH. 2015. Potential pitfalls of private initiatives in conservation planning: a case study from Canada’s boreal forest. Biological Conservation 192: 174-180. *Senior authorship jointly shared


1) Majchrzak YN, Mastromonaco GF, Korver W, Burness G. 2015. Use of salivary cortisol to evaluate the influence of rides in dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius). General and Comparative Endocrinology 211: 123-130.

Other Science Publications

Invited Articles

1) Majchrzak YN. 2016. InfoNorth Essay: The role of food in the snowshoe hare - Canada lynx cycle. Arctic. 69: 450-453. DOI: 10.14430/arctic4616


Creative Works

1) Majchrzak YN. 2016. Essay for Research Night Owls. Science. 25 November. Vol. 354, Issue 6315, pp. 964-966. DOI: 10.1126/science.354.6315.964

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2) Majchrzak YN. 2014. Essay for NextGen Voices. Science. 4 April. Vol 344, no. 6179, pp 34-37


Commissioned Articles

1) Majchrzak YN. 2018. Uncovering the mystery of the snowshoe hare cycle. Alberta Trapper Magazine. Published Sept 14 2018. Issue 3, pg 18-21.

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