Journal Articles

(* indicate corresponding author)

– Haase, Catherine, Anni Yang, Kristina McNyset, Jason Blackburn*. (2021). “GARPTools: R software for data preparation and model evaluation of GARP models”. Ecography (Accepted)
Yang, Anni*, Raoul K. Boughton, Ryan S. Miller, Bethany Wight, Wesley M. Anderson, James C. Beasley, Kurt C. VerCauteren, Kim M. Pepin, George Wittemyer. (2021). “Spatial variation in direct and indirect contact rates at the wildlife-livestock interface for informing disease management”. Preventive Veterinary Medicine194, 105423. DOI:
– He, Yaqian, Rongting Xu*, Di Yang, Anni Yang, Jian Chen. (2021). “Satellite-detected ammonia changes in the United States: natural or anthropogenic impacts”. Science of Total Environment. DOI:  
– Yang, Di, Anni Yang*, Jue Yang, Rongting Xu, Han Qiu. (2021). “Unprecedented Western Bird Die-off: Citizen-based Analysis of the Factors Influencing Mass Mortality Events in Space and Time”. Geohealth. DOI:  
Yang, Anni*, Peter Schlichting, Mark Wilber, Bethany Wight, Wesley Anderson, Sarah Chinn, Ryan S. Miller, Kurt VerCauteren, James C. Beasley, Raoul Boughton, George Wittemyer, Kim M. Pepin. (2021). “Effects of social structure and management on risk of disease establishment in wild pigs”. Journal of Animal Ecology. DOI:  
Yang, Anni, Kelly M. Proffitt, Valpa Asher, Sadie J. Ryan, Jason K. Blackburn*. (2021). “Sex-specific Elk Resource Selection during the Anthrax Risk Period”. Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs 84, no. 7: 1-11. DOI:  
Yang, Anni, Juan Pablo Gomez, Jason K. Blackburn*. (2020). ” Exploring environmental coverages of species: a new variable contribution estimation methodology for rulesets from the genetic algorithm for rule-set prediction”. PeerJ, 8, e8968. DOI:  
Yang, Anni, Jocelyn. C. Mullins, Matthew Van Ert, Richard A. Bowen, Ted L. Hadfield, Jason K. Blackburn*.(2020). “Predicting the geographic distribution of the Bacillus anthracis A1.a/Western North America Sub-lineage for the Continental United States: new outbreaks, new genotypes, and new climate data”. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 102, no. 2: 392-402. DOI:
Yang, Anni, Juan Pablo Gomez, Catherine G. Haase, Kelly M. Proffitt, Jason K. Blackburn*. (2019).”Effects of Brucellosis Serologic Status On Physiology and Behavior Of Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus Canadensis Nelsoni) in Southwestern Montana, USA.” Journal of wildlife diseases 55, no. 2: 304-315. DOI:
– Yang, Di*, Anni Yang, Han Qiu, Yao Zhou, Hannah Herrero, Chiung-Shiuan Fu, Qiang Yu, and Jingyin Tang. (2019).”A Citizen-Contributed GIS Approach for Evaluating the Impacts of Land Use on Hurricane-Harvey-Induced Flooding in Houston Area.” Land 8, no. 2: 25. DOI:
– Sloyer, Kristin E., Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, Anni Yang, Joseph L. Corn, Stacey L. Vigil, Bethany L. McGregor, Samantha M. Wisely, and Jason K. Blackburn*. (2018). “Ecological niche modeling the potential geographic distribution of four Culicoides species of veterinary significance in Florida, USA.” PloS one 14, no. 2: e0206648. DOI:
Yang, Anni*, Joseph P. Messina, Sue C. Grady, and Raechel A. White. (2017). “Cost–Benefit Analysis of Tsetse Fly Control in Tanzania.” Papers in Applied Geography 3, no. 2: 182-195. DOI: