Allen T Rutberg

Allen T Rutberg
Research Assistant Professor
Fertility Control for Wildlife, Urban Wildlife Conflict

Campus Phone:
508-887-4769

Fax:
508-839-3337

Education

  • Ph.D. - University of Washington - 1984
  • A.B. - Harvard College - 1976

Shifts in Attitudes Toward Coyotes on the Urbanized East Coast: The Cape Cod Experience, 2005–2012

Author(s):Jackman, J.L. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2015
Journal / Book title: Human Dimensions of Wildlife

Managing wildlife with contraception: Why is it taking so long?

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

From the pens to the field: Real-world wildlife contraception

Author(s):Turner Jr., J.W. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Single-treatment porcine zona pellucida immunocontraception associated with reduction of a population of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus Virginianus)

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T. | Naugle, R.E. | Verret, F.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Field testing of single-administration porcine zona pellucida contraceptive vaccines in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T. | Naugle, R.E. | Turner, J.W. | Fraker, M.A. | Flanagan, D.R.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Research

Catching the Spirit: A Study of Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Adopters in New England

Author(s):Koncel, M.A. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2012
Journal / Book title: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

Population-level effects of immunocontraception in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T. | Naugle, R.E.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Research

Controlled-release components of PZP contraceptive vaccine extend duration of infertility

Author(s):Turner Jr., J.W. | Rutberg, A.T. | Naugle, R.E. | Kaur, M.A. | Flanagan, D.R. | Bertschinger, H.J. | Liu, I.K.M.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Research

Immunocontraception in wild horses: One inoculation provides two years of infertility

Author(s):Turner Jr., J.W. | Liu, I.K.M. | Flanagan, D.R. | Rutberg, A.T. | Kirkpatrick, J.F.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of Wildlife Management

Effects of immunocontraception on a suburban population of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T. | Naugle, R.E. | Thiele, L.A. | Liu, I.K.M.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Biological Conservation

Evaluation of immunocontraceptive adjuvants, titers, and fecal pregnancy indicators in free-ranging white-tailed deer

Author(s):Walter, W.D. | Pekins, P.J. | Rutberg, A.T. | Kilpatrick, H.J.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Society Bulletin

An animal welfare view of wildlife contraception.

Author(s):Grandy, J.W. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Reproduction (Cambridge, England) Supplement

Evaluation of immunocontraception in a free-ranging suburban white-tailed deer herd

Author(s):Walter, W.D. | Perkins, P.J. | Rutberg, A.T. | Kilpatrick, H.J.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Society Bulletin

Porcine zona pellucida (PZP) immunocontraception of wild horses (Equus caballus) in Nevada: a 10 year study.

Author(s):Turner Jr., J.W. | Liu, I.K. | Flanagan, D.R. | Bynum, K.S. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Reproduction (Cambridge, England) Supplement

Field testing of immunocontraception on white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Fire Island National Seashore, New York, USA.

Author(s):Naugle, R.E. | Rutberg, A.T. | Underwood, H.B. | Turner Jr., J.W. | Liu, I.K.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Reproduction (Cambridge, England) Supplement

Immunocontraception in feral horses: One inoculation provides one year of infertility

Author(s):Turner J.W., Jr. | Liu, I.K.M. | Flanagan, D.R. | Rutberg, A.T. | Kirkpatrick, J.F.
Publication year: 2001
Journal / Book title: Journal of Wildlife Management

Immunocontraception limits foal production in free-roaming feral horses in Nevada

Author(s):Turner Jr., J.W. | Liu, I.K.M. | Rutberg, A.T. | Kirkpatrick, J.F.
Publication year: 1997
Journal / Book title: Journal of Wildlife Management

Lessons from the urban deer battlefront: A plea for tolerance

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 1997
Journal / Book title: Wildlife Society Bulletin

Case studies in wildlife immunocontraception: Wild and feral equids and white-tailed deer

Author(s):Kirkpatrick, J.F. | Turner Jr., J.W. | Liu, I.K.M. | Fayrer-Hosken, R. | Rutberg, A.T.
Publication year: 1997
Journal / Book title: Reproduction, Fertility and Development

Opposing view on elimination of brucellosis reservoir.

Author(s):Rutberg, A.T. | Klein, P.N.
Publication year: 1996
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

General Research Interests

  • Deer and wild horse immunocontraception
  • Suburban deer controversies and population management
  • Wild horse management
  • Ungulate social organization

Research Interests by Area

International, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
  • Control of wild animal populations using immunocontraceptive vaccines
Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology
  • Advanced Reproductive Techniques and Population Control

    The regulation and control of reproduction in domestic and wild animals is a critical are of One Health, with outcomes impacting humans, animals and the environment. Optimizing methods and technologies that can improve reproductive outcomes and control population growth requires an in depth knowledge of species-specific reproductive physiology. Currently, advanced reproductive techniques (ART) research within the section includes studies investigating the regulation of the estrous cycle in small ruminants in an effort to better understand the hormonal physiology of superovulation and out of season breeding. Previous studies have applied ART to the production of transgenic and cloned small ruminants. With regard to population control, recent work involves a project aimed at developing novel therapeutics for controlling populations of feral cats and dogs. In addition, two ongoing projects within the section are aimed at assessing and implementing population control of wild horses and white tailed deer. Learn more.