Recent Publications

Boertje, R.D., M. M. Ellis, and K.A. Kellie. 2015. Accuracy of Moose Age Determinations from Canine and Incisor Cementum Annuli (PDF). Wildlife Society Bulletin 39 (2): 383-389.

Larter, N.C., and D.G. Allaire. 2016. Longevity and Mortality of Boreal Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) of the Dehcho Region, Northwest Territories (PDF). Canadian Field-Naturalist 130 (3): 222-223.

Past Publications

Matson, G. M., L. Van Daele, E. Goodwin, L. Aumiller, H. Reynolds, and H. Hristienko. 1993. A laboratory manual for cementum age determination of Alaska brown bear PM1 teeth (PDF). Alaska Dept. Fish and Game, and Matson’s Laboratory. Milltown, Montana. 52pp. (out of print)

Ballard, W. B., G. M. Matson, and P. R. Krausman. 1995. Comparison of two methods to age gray wolf teeth. Pages 455-459 in Carbyn, L. N., S. H. Fritts, and D. R. Seip. Ecology and conservation of wolves in a changing world. Canadian Circumpolar Institute, Occasional Publication No. 35. 642 pp.

Hamlin, K. L., D. F. Pac, C. A. Sime, R. M. DeSimone, and G. L. Dusek. 2000 Evaluating the accuracy of ages obtained by two methods for Montana ungulates. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:441-449.

Harshyne, W. A., D. R. Diefenbach, G. A. Alt, and G. M. Matson. 1998. Analysis of error from cementum-annuli age estimates of known-age Pennsylvania black bears. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:1281-1291.

Matson, G. M., H. E. Casquilho-Gray, J. D. Paynich, V. G. Barnes,Jr., H. V. Reynolds III, and J. E. Swenson. 1998. Cementum annuli are unreliable reproductive indicators in female brown bears. Eleventh International Conference on Bear Research and Management. Ursus 11:275-280

Matson, G. M., and K. D. Kerr. 1998. A method for dating tetracycline biomarkers in black bear cementum. Ursus 10:455-458.

Special Reports

#931. Cementum aging of martens and fishers.

#934. Tetracycline marking for determining black bear population size. Literature prepared by Dave Garshelis et al., Minnesota Dept. Natural Resources. Bait type and placement, tetracycline dosage, calculation of population size.