Ph.D. Wildlife Science; Texas A&M University; 1980-83

M.S. Range & Wildlife Science; Brigham Young University; 1978-80

Wildlife Science; Humboldt State University; 1977-78

B.S. Zoology, Botany (minor); Brigham Young University; 1974-77

Zoology; El Camino Jr. College; 1970-71, 1973-74

Published Articles

Cypher, B.L., G.D. Warrick, M.R.M. Otten, T.P. O'Farrell, W.W. Berry, C.E. Harris, T.T. Kato, P.M.

McCue, J.H. Scrivner, and B.W. Zoellick. 2000. Population dynamics of San Joaquin kit foxes at the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California. Wildl. Monographs No.145.

Koopman, M.E., B.L. Cypher, and J.H. Scrivner. 2000. Dispersal patterns of San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica). J. Mammal. 81:213-222.

Warrick, G.D., J.H. Scrivner, and T.P. O'Farrell. 1999. Demographic responses of kit foxes to supplemental feeding. Southwestern Nat. 44:367-374.

Cypher, B.L., J.H. Scrivner, K.L. Hammer, and T.P. O'Farrell. 1998. Viral antibodies in coyotes from California. J. Wildl. Diseases 34(2):259-264.

Koopman, M.E., J.H. Scrivner, T.T. Kato. 1998. Patterns of den use by San Joaquin kit foxes. J. Wildl. Manage. 62(1):373-379.

Scrivner, J.H. 1997. The occurrence of mammalian species at the Ricks College Natural Science Center. New Perspectives 14(1):42-46.

Cypher, B. L., K. A. Spencer, and J.H. Scrivner. 1996. Use of food items by sex and age classes of coyotes. Calif. Fish and Game 82(1):42-47.

Cypher, B.L., K.A. Spencer, and J.H. Scrivner. 1994. Food-item use by coyotes at the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California. Southwestern Nat. 39(1):91-95.

Cypher, B.L., and J.H. Scrivner. 1992. Coyote control to protect endangered San Joaquin kit foxes at the Naval Petroleum Reserves, California. Proc. 15th Vertebrate Pest Conf. 15:42-47.

Standley, W., and J. Scrivner. 1991. Reintroduction of San Joaquin kit foxes in California. Swift News 6(3):

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, A.H. Murphy, and J.R. Hays. 1990. Coyote predation on a California range, 1973-1983. Pages 10-13 in: G.A. Giusti, R.M. Timm, and R.H. Schmidt (eds.). Predator Management in North Coastal California: proceedings of a workshop held in Ukiah, Calif., March 10-11, 1990. University of California, Hopland Field Station Publication 101. 95pp.

Scrivner, J.H., C.A. Vaughn, and M.B. Jones. 1988. Mineral concentrations of black-tailed deer diets in California chaparral. J. Wildl. Manage. 52(1):37-41.

Scrivner, J.H., R. Teranishi, W.E. Howard, D.B. Fagre, and R.E. Marsh. 1987. Coyote attractants and a bait-delivery system. Pages 38-55 in: J. S. Green (ed.). Protecting Livestock from Coyotes: A Synopsis of the Research of the Agricultural Research Service. USDA-Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station Dubois, Idaho. 104pp.

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, and R. Teranishi. 1987. Effectiveness of a lure called "Coyote Control." Wildl. Soc. Bull. 15:272-274.

Scrivner, J.H., M.R. Dally, and W.E. Howard. 1987. Survival analysis of single and twin lambs. J. Range Manage. 40(2):185-187.

Scrivner, J.H., D.M. Center, and M.B. Jones. 1986. A rising plate meter for measuring production and utilization. J. Range Manage. 39(5):475-477.

Scrivner, J.H., and D.A. Wade. 1986. The 1080 livestock protection collar for predator control. Rangelands 8(3):103-106.

Scrivner, J.H., D.A. Wade, G.E. Connolly, L.C. Howard, Jr. 1985. The effects of predation on a Angora goat ranch. Nat. Woolgrower 75(11):10-13.

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, A.H. Murphy, and J.R. Hays. 1985. Sheep losses to predators on a California range, 1973-1983. J. Range Manage. 38(5):418-421.

Scrivner, J.H. 1985. The rate of weight loss and decomposition of coyote carcasses. Southwestern Nat. 30(3):461-464.

Howard, W.E., R. Teranishi, R.E. Marsh, and J.H. Scrivner. 1985. Understanding coyote behavior. Calif. Agric. 39(3&4):4-7.

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, R. Teranishi, and D.B. Fagre. 1985. Toward a more effective coyote lure. Rangelands 7(2):52-54.

Scrivner, J.H. 1985. The decline of the Angora goat industry in three Texas counties. J. Range Manage. 38(2):158-162.

Scrivner, J.H., D.A. Wade, G.E. Connolly, and L.C. Howard, Jr. 1985. Cost and other effects of predation on an Angora goat ranch. Rangelands 7(2):54-57.

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, and R. Teranishi. 1985. The use of diglyme as an odor-attractant solvent.  J. Wildl. Manage. 49(2):519-521.

Scrivner, J.H., and H.D. Smith. 1984. Relative abundance of small mammals in four successional stages of spruce-fir forest in Idaho. Northwest Sci. 58(3):171-176.

Scrivner, J.H. 1984. The 1080 toxic collar: economics of field use in Texas. Pages 201-204 in: D.J. Decker, (ed.). Proc. 1st Eastern Wildlife Damage Control Workshop. 27-30 Sept. 1983. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y.

Scrivner, J.H., T.L. Blankenship, and D.A. Wade. 1984. Rancher use of the 1080 toxic collar in Texas. Sheep Industry Digest 1:13-17.

Scrivner, J.H., W.E. Howard, and R. Teranishi. 1984. Aldehyde volatiles for use as coyote attractants. Pages 157-160 in: D.O. Clark, (ed.). Proc. 11th Vertebrate Pest Conf. 6-7 March 1984. Univ. Calif., Davis.

Scrivner, J.H. 1984. Economics of predation on Angora goats and reducing predation with the 1080 toxic collar. Texas A&M Univ. Ph.D. Dissertation. 82pp.

Scrivner, J.H. 1984. Reducing goat losses to predators: past vs. present goat producers in Texas. Pages 83-91 in W.F. Andelt (ed.). Proc. 6th Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop. 12-14 Dec. 1983. Kansas State Univ. Coop. Ext., Wichita, Kansas.

Scrivner, J.H., and J.R. Conner. 1984. Costs and returns to Angora goat enterprises in Texas with and without coyote predation. J. Range Manage. 37(2):166-171.

Scrivner, J.H., and H.L. Black. 1984. Bark chlorophyll in five species of neotropical trees. Brenesia21:131-136.

Scrivner, J.H. 1982. Reducing predation with the 1080 toxic collar. The Ranch Magazine, June, p. 17.

Scrivner, J.H., and H.D. Smith. 1980. Pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) in successional stages of spruce-fir forest in Idaho. Great Basin Nat. 41(3):362-367.

Scrivner, J.H. 1980. Censusing pocket gophers (Thomomys talpoides) in successional stages of spruce-fir forest in Idaho. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. M.S. Thesis. 15pp.

Academic, Professional, and other Honors

Member of selection committee for Distinguished Scientist/Engineer and Distinguished Science Communicator Award for Idaho Academy of Science, 2004-2005.

Board of Trustees, Northwest Scientific Association, 2001-2004.

Associate Editor, Western North American Naturalist, (formerly, The Great Basin Naturalist), Brigham Young University, 1998-approx. 2003.

Past President (2002-2003), President (2001-2002), Trustee on Executive Board (1997-2001), Idaho Academy of Science.

Invited guest speaker at Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 1995.

Certified Wildlife Biologist with The Wildlife Society, 1989.

Varsity Scout Advisor, Taft, CA, 1986-1990. Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor, Taft, CA, 1986-1992.

Explorer Scout Advisor, Torrance, CA, 1973.

Vice-chairman, Mendocino County (California) Fish & Game Advisory Committee, 1985-86. Appointed by County Supervisor.

Member Mendocino County (California) Brush Committee, 1985-86. Requested to be on committee by County Farm Advisor (Rod Shippey).

Lifetime California instructor credential in Forestry, Ecology, Zoological Sciences, Natural Resources and

Related Technologies, 1985. Mendocino College limited service credential in the Biological Sciences, 1984.

Research internship and tuition grants, Department of Zoology, BYU, 1979 and 1980;

Julia Greenwell Scholarship, BYU, 1980.

Award to do forest research on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Department of Zoology and Graduate School, BYU, 1980.

President of the student chapter of The Wildlife Society, BYU, 1979. Member of financial committee of San Joaquin Chapter of the Wildlife Society, 1992-present.

Certified Ecologist, grade 1 certification with the Ecological Society of America, 1979.


  • FDSCI 203-Environmental Stewardship
  • BIO 204-Invert/Vertebrate Zoology