In Preparation (Actual Drafts of Manuscripts)

Ferguson, A. W., M. M. McDonough, G. I. Guerra, M. Rheude, J. W. Dragoo, L. K. Ammerman, and R. C. In prep Dowler. In prep. Phylogeography of a widespread small carnivore, the western spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis) reveals temporally variable signatures of isolation across western North America in response to Quaternary climate change. Journal of Biogeography.

Brashear, W. A., A. W. Ferguson, N. N. Negovetich, C. E. Pomposelli, and R. C. Dowler. In prep. Hierarchical analysis of den-site selection in the American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus). Journal of Mammalogy.

In Review

Fontoura-Rodrigues, M. L., C. B. Kasper, G. N. Cavalcanti, J. A. Vianna, A. W. Ferguson, D. Castillo, M. Gabrielli, M. Lizarralde, L. Silveira, V. G. Dias, and E. Eizirik. In review. Phylogeny of South American hog-nosed skunks (Carnivora: Mephitidae: Conepatus): geographically structured populations derived from a recent diversification process. Zoologica Scripta



McDonough, M. M., R. Šumbera, V. Mazoch, A. W. Ferguson, C. D. Phillips, and J. Bryja. (2015) Multilocus phylogeography of a widespread savanna–woodland-adapted rodent reveals the influence of Pleistocene geomorphology and climate change in Africa’s Zambezi region. Molecular Ecology, 24(20): 5248-5266.

Brashear, W. A., A. W. Ferguson, N. N. Negovetich, and R. C. Dowler. (2015) Spatial organization and home range patterns of the American hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus leuconotus). American Midland Naturalist, 174: 310-320.

Young, H. S., D. J. McCauley, R. Dirzo, J. R. Goheen, B. Agwanda, C. Brook, A. W. Ferguson, F. Keesing, S. N. Kinyua, M. M. McDonough, T. M. Palmer, R. M. Pringle, D. R. Salkeld, T. P. Young, and K. M. Helgen. (2015) Context-dependent effects of large wildlife declines on small mammal communities in central Kenya. Ecological Applications, 25(2): 348-360.


Schlitter, D. A., A. W. Ferguson, and M. M. McDonough. (2014) Book Review: Mammals of Africa (6 volumes), Edited by J. Kingdon, D. Happold, T. Butynski, M. Hoffmann, M. Happold, and J. Kalina. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(6): 1299-1303.

Ferguson, A. W. (2014) Invited Book Review: Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals, Edited by Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa. Quarterly Review of Biology, 89:50-51.

McRoberts, J., A. W. Ferguson, D. E. Schwalm, J. Timmer, and W. B. Ballard. (2014) Analysis of publication rates from presentations given at annual conferences of The Wildlife Society, 1994–2006. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 38(1):134–141.

Bergstrom. B., L. Arias, A. Davidson, A. W. Ferguson, L. Randa, and S. R. Sheffield. (2014) License to kill: Reforming Federal wildlife control to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function. Conservation Letters, 7(2): 131-142.


McDonough, M. M, C. G. Sotero-Caio, A. W. Ferguson, P. J. Lewis, M. Tswiio, and M. L. Thies. (2013). Mitochondrial DNA and karyotypic data confirm the presence of multiple lineages of Mus indutus and Mus minutoides (Mammalia, Rodentia, Muridae, Nannomys) in Botswana. ZooKeys 359: 35-51.

Do Linh San, E., A. W. Ferguson, J. L. Belant, J. Schipper, M. Hoffmann, P. Gaubert, F. M. Angelici, and M. J. Somers. (2013) Conservation status, distribution and species richness of small carnivores in Africa. Small Carnivore Conservation, 48: 4-18. 

Ferguson, A. W., R. E. Strauss, A. W. Strong, S. J. Birnbaum, J. S. Poole, G. K. Janssen, and P. S. Williamson. (2013) Assessing regional differences in threats to endangered species: Implications from Texas populations of the endangered star cactus (Astrophytum asterias). Journal of Arid Environments, 97: 143-149.


Phillips, C., G. Phelan, S. Dowd, M. McDonough, A. W. Ferguson, J. Hanson, L. Siles, N. Ordónez-Garza, M. San Francisco, and R. J. Baker. (2012) Microbiome analysis among bats describes influences of host phylogeny, life history, physiology and geography. Molecular Ecology, 21(11): 2617-2627.


McDonough, M. M., A. W. Ferguson, L. K. Ammerman, C. Granja-Vizcaino, S. F. Burneo, and R. J. Baker. (2011) Molecular verification of bat species collected in Ecuador: Results from a country-wide survey. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University, 301: 1-28.


McDonough, M. M., B. K. Lim, A. W. Ferguson, C. M. Brown, S. F. Burneo, and L. K. Ammerman.  (2010)  Mammalia, Chiroptera, Emballonuridae, Peropteryx leucoptera Peters, 1867 and Peropteryx pallidoptera Lim, Engstrom, Reid, Simmons, Voss, and Fleck, 2010: distributional range extensions in Ecuador. Checklist, 6(4): 639-643.

Ferguson, A. W., M. M. McDonough, M. L. Thies, P. J. Lewis, and M. Gabadirwe. (2010) Mammals of the Koanaka Hills (Nqumtsa Hills) region of Botswana: A provisional checklist. Botswana Notes and Records, 42:163-171.


Ferguson, A. W., N. A. Currit, and F. W. Weckerly. (2009) Isometric scaling in home range size of male and female bobcats (Lynx  rufus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(11): 1052-1060.

Ferguson, A. W. and P. W. Williamson. (2009) A new host plant record, the endangered star cactus Astrophytum asterias (Zuccarini) Lemaire for Moneilema armatum LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 63(2): 218-220.


Dowler, R. C., C. E. Ebeling, G. I. Guerra, and A. W. Ferguson. (2008) The distribution of spotted skunks, genus Spilogale in Texas. Texas Journal of Science, 60(4): 321-326.

Ferguson, A. W., F. W. Weckerly, J. T. Baccus, and M. R. J. Forstner. (2008) Evaluation of predator attendance at pitfall traps in Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist, 53(4): 450-457.

Ferguson, A. W., M. M. McDonough, and M. R. J. Forstner. (2008) Herpetofaunal inventory of Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas: Community composition in an urban landscape. Texas Journal of Science, 60(2): 123-136.


Ferguson, A. W. (2007) Masticophis schotti schotti (Schot’s whipsnake) diet. Herpetological Review, 38(3): 341.

Ferguson, A. W. and M. T. Dixon. (2007) Elaphe guttata emoryi (Great Plains ratsnake) diet. Herpetological Review, 38(3): 340.


Ferguson, A. W. and M. R. J. Forstner. (2006) A device for excluding predators from pitfall traps. Herpetological Review, 37(3): 316-317.


Ferguson, A. W. and M. R. J. Forstner. (2005) Geographic distribution. Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster (prairie kingsnake). Herpetological Review, 36(4): 469.

Ferguson, A. W. and M. R. J. Forstner. (2005) Geographic distribution. Farancia abacura reinwardtii (western mudsnake). Herpetological Review, 36(2): 203.

Bailey, L. B., M. R. J. Forstner, A. W. Ferguson, J. T. Jackson, and S. Reiley. (2005) Geographic distribution. Pseudemys gorzugi (Rio Grande cooter). Herpetological Review, 36(4): 465.


Hamilton, D., A. W. Ferguson, M. Atanassov, and P. Hellman. 2010. Biology 1402: Biology of Animals Lab Manual. Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, 170 pp.

Dowler, R. C., M. T. Dixon, and A. W. Ferguson. 2009. Final Report. Survey of the mammals, reptiles, and amphibians of Camp Bowie 2006-2008. Final Project Report Submitted to Dawn L. Johnson, Ph.D. and the Texas Army National Guard. 25 pp.

Janssen, G. K., P. S. Williamson, J. M. Poole, S. Birnbaum, and A. W. Ferguson. 2008. Section 6 interim report. The research and recovery of star cactus (Astrophytum asterias). Submitted to Craig Farquhar, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 78 pp.

Ferguson, A. W. 2008. Chasing our smelliest furbearer south of the border. Texas Fur Trails, January Issue, p. 11.