Assistant Professor, Biology
- Wildlife Ecology and Management, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Human-Wildlife Interactions
The Boulanger Lab combines aspects of wildlife ecology, human dimensions, and geospatial environmental information systems to answer applied questions that help inform wildlife management and policy decisions. Selected concepts for wildlife studies include spatial and temporal use of landscape features, population dynamics, habitat selection, and behavior. We are also interested in developing novel techniques to mitigate wildlife disease and other human-wildlife conflicts. Jay is the co-advisor of the UND Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Biol 396 Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Pre-internship Seminar
Biol 426 Birds and Mammals
Biol 430 Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife
Biol 435 Large Mammal Ecology and Management
Biol 509 Scientific Writing
Peer-reviewed journal publications
Blossey, B., P. Curtis, J. Boulanger, and A. Dávalos. 2019. Red oak seedlings as indicators of deer browse pressure: Gauging the outcome of different white-tailed deer management approaches. Ecology and Evolution 9:13085–13103.
Elser, J. L., C. A. Lindell, K. M. M. Steensma, P. D. Curtis, D. K. Leigh, W. F. Siemer, J. R. Boulanger, and S. A. Shwiff. 2019. Measuring bird damage to three fruit crops: a comparison of grower and field estimates. Crop Protection 123:1–4.
Schneider, A. L., A. T. Gilbert, W. D. Walter, G. S. Vandeberg, and J. R. Boulanger. 2019. Spatial ecology of urban striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in the Northern Great Plains: a framework for future oral rabies vaccination programs. Urban Ecosystems 22:539–552.
Hannay, M. B., J. R. Boulanger, P. D. Curtis, R. A. Eaton, B. C. Hawes, D. K. Leigh, C. A. Rossetti, K. Steensma, and C. A. Lindell. 2019. Bird species and abundances in fruit crops and implications for bird management. Crop Protection 120:43–49.
Amor, J. M., R. Newman, W. F. Jensen, B. C. Rundquist, W. D. Walter, and J. R. Boulanger. 2019. Seasonal home ranges and habitat selection of three elk (Cervus elaphus) herds in North Dakota. PLoS ONE 14:e0211650.
Black, K. E., W. F. Jensen, R. A. Newman, and J. R. Boulanger. 2018. Motivations and satisfaction of North Dakota deer hunters during a temporal decline in deer populations. Human-Wildlife Interactions 12:427–443.
Boulanger, J. R., and P. D. Curtis. 2016. Efficacy of surgical sterilization for managing overabundant suburban white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:727–735.
Lindell, C. A., K. S. Steensma, P. D. Curtis, J. R. Boulanger, J. E. Carroll, C. Burrows, D. P. Lusch, N. L. Rothwell, S. L. Wieferich, H. M. Henrichs, D. K. Leigh, R. A. Eaton, and G. M. Linz. 2016. Proportions of bird damage in tree fruits are higher in low fruit abundance contexts. Crop Protection 90:40–48.
Anderson, A., C. Lindell, K. M. Moxcey, B. Siemer, G. M. Linz, P. Curtis, J. Carroll, C. Burrows, J. Boulanger, K. Steensma, and S. A. Shwiff. 2013. Bird damage to select fruit crops: the cost of damage and the benefits of control in five states. Crop Protection 52:103–109.
Boulanger, J. R., Curtis, P. D., E. G. Cooch, and A. J. DeNicola. 2012. Sterilization as an alternative deer control technique: a review. Human-Wildlife Interactions 6:273–282.
Boulanger, J. R., G. R. Goff, and P. D. Curtis. 2012. Use of "earn-a-buck" hunting to manage local deer overabundance. Northeastern Naturalist 19:159–172.
Boesch, J. M., J. R. Boulanger, P. D. Curtis, H. N. Erb, J. W. Ludders, M. S. Kraus, and R. D. Gleed. 2011. Biochemical variables in free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) after chemical immobilization in clover traps or via ground-darting. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42:18–21.
Curtis, P. D., and J. R. Boulanger. 2010. Relative effectiveness of repellents for preventing deer damage to Japanese yews. HortTechnology 20:730–734.
Curtis, P. D., B. Boldgiv, P. M. Mattison, and J. R. Boulanger. 2009. Estimating deer abundance in suburban areas with infrared-triggered cameras. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3:116–128.
Boulanger, J. R., L. L. Bigler, P. D. Curtis, D. H. Lein, and A. J. Lembo, Jr. 2008. Comparison of vaccine distribution strategies to control raccoon rabies in a suburban landscape. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:1014–1023.
Boulanger, J. R., L. L. Bigler, P. D. Curtis, D. H. Lein, and A. J. Lembo, Jr. 2008. Evaluation of an oral rabies vaccination program to control raccoon rabies in a suburbanized landscape. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2:212–224.
Boulanger, J. R., L. L. Bigler, P. D. Curtis, D. H. Lein, and A. J. Lembo, Jr. 2006. A PVC bait station for dispensing rabies vaccine to raccoons in suburban landscapes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1206–1211.
Boulanger, J. R., D. E. Hubbard, J. E. Jenks, and L. M. Gigliotti. 2006. A typology of South Dakota muzzleloader deer hunters. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:691–697.
Ph.D., 2007, Wildlife Science, Cornell University
M.S., 2001, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, South Dakota State University
B.S., 1995, Integrated Natural Resources, University of Vermont