Frances E. Buderman, Ph.D.

Frances E. Buderman, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology
401 Forest Resources Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Bayesian statistics
  • Hierarchical modeling
  • Applied statistics
  • Movement ecology
  • Demography
  • Terrestrial wildlife ecology



  • B.S., Cornell University (2010)
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University (2012)
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University (2017)


The effects of exploratory behavior on physical activity in a common animal model of human disease, zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, DePasquale, Cairsty, Franklin, Kristina, Jia, Zhaohan, Jhaveri, Kavya, Buderman, Frances E., 2022

Caution is warranted when using animal space-use and movement to infer behavioral states
Movement Ecology, Buderman, Frances E., Gingery, Tess M., Diefenbach, Duane R., Gigliotti, Laura C., Begley-Miller, Danielle, McDill, Marc M., Wallingford, Bret D., Rosenberry, Christopher S., Drohan, Patrick J., 2021

Effect of Pre-Harvest Mortality on Harvest Rates and Derived Population Estimates
Journal of Wildlife Management, Cooch, Evan G., Alisauskas, Ray T., Buderman, Frances E., 2021

Review of Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates
Great Plains Research, Buderman, Frances, 2021

Changes in climate and land use interact to create an ecological trap in a migratory species
Journal of Animal Ecology, Buderman, Frances E., Devries, Jim H., Koons, David N., 2020

Animal movement models for multiple individuals
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, Scharf, Henry R., Buderman, Frances E., 2020

Human–Cougar interactions in the wildland–urban interface of Colorado's front range
Ecology and Evolution, Alldredge, Mathew W., Buderman, Frances E., Blecha, Kevin A., 2019

Time-varying predatory behavior is primary predictor of fine-scale movement of wildland-urban cougars
Movement Ecology, Buderman, Frances E., Hooten, Mevin B., Alldredge, Mathew W., Hanks, Ephraim M., Ivan, Jacob S., 2018

Large-scale movement behavior in a reintroduced predator population
Ecography, Buderman, Frances E., Hooten, Mevin B., Ivan, Jacob S., Shenk, Tanya M., 2018

The basis function approach for modeling autocorrelation in ecological data
Ecology, Hefley, Trevor J., Broms, Kristin M., Brost, Brian M., Buderman, Frances E., Kay, Shannon L., Scharf, Henry R., Tipton, John R., Williams, Perry J., Hooten, Mevin B., 2017

Statistical methods for modeling the movement and space-use of carnivores, Buderman, Frances, 2017

Hierarchical animal movement models for population-level inference
Environmetrics, Hooten, Mevin B., Buderman, Frances E., Brost, Brian M., Hanks, Ephraim M., Ivan, Jacob S., 2016

A functional model for characterizing long-distance movement behaviour
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Buderman, Frances E., Hooten, Mevin B., Ivan, Jacob S., Shenk, Tanya M., 2016

On the Tail of Reintroduced Canada Lynx: Leveraging Archival Telemetry Data to Model Animal Movement, Buderman, Frances, 2016

Effect of hunter selectivity on harvest rates of radio-collared white-tailed deer in Pennsylvania
Journal of Wildlife Management, Buderman, Frances E., Diefenbach, Duane R., Rosenberry, Christopher S., Wallingford, Bret D., Long, Eric S., 2014

Application of mobile dual-frequency identification sonar (DIDSON) to fish in estuarine habitats
Northeastern Naturalist, Able, Kenneth W., Grothues, Thomas M., Rackovan, Jenna L., Buderman, Frances E., 2014

Accounting for tagging-to-harvest mortality in a Brownie tag-recovery model by incorporating radio-telemetry data
Ecology and Evolution, Buderman, Frances E., Diefenbach, Duane R., Casalena, Mary Jo, Rosenberry, Christopher S., Wallingford, Bret D., 2014