Papers: Birds

Papers: Birds

Avoidance of Unconventional Oil Wells and Roads Exacerbates Habitat Loss for Grassland Birds

This paper examined grassland bird response to unconventional oil extraction sites and associated roads in North Dakota.  Published in “Biological Conservation” (2015).

Effects of Wind-Energy Facilities on Breeding Grassland Bird Distribution

This paper tested grassland bird density changes one year and 2-5 years after construction of wind-energy facilities. Published in “Conservation Biology” (2015).

Using Cropland Conversion Risk to Guide Sprague's Pipit Conservation

This paper modeled pipit distribution across its breeding range, described factors shaping distribution, and assessed vulnerability to future grassland loss. Published in “Biological Conservation” (2015).

Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation Throughout the Annual Cycle

This paper presents results of a Structured Decision Making workshop focused on linking social and economic drivers of landscape change to grassland bird outcomes. Published in “PLOS One” (2015).

Building the Foundation for International Conservation Planning for Breeding Ducks

This paper models breeding duck populations across the entire PPR (US and Canada). Published in “PLOS One” (2015).

Annual Migratory Patterns of Long-billed Curlews

This paper studying the annual migratory patterns of Long-billed Curlews shows the connection between the PPJV and areas in Canada and Mexico. Published in “The Condor” (2014).

Marbled Godwit Migration Characterized with Satellite Telemetry

This paper reports on tracking of Marbled Godwits, including those that bred in the Prairie Pothole Region.  It finds a “crisscross” migration pattern in the shorebird. Published in “The Condor” in 2014.

Waterfowl Conservation in the US PPR: Confronting the Complexities of Climate Change

This paper uses a 40-year dataset of pond counts in the PPR to test hypotheses about climate-related drying. Published in “PLOS One” (2014).

Influence of Wind Turbines on Presence of Willet, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Phalarope, and Black Tern on Wetlands in the PPR of ND and SD

This paper assessed the occurrence of waterbirds and shorebirds at two wind energy sites. Published in “Waterbirds” in 2013.

The Effects of a Large-Scale Wind Farm on Breeding Season Survival of Female Mallards and Blue-winged Teal in the PPR

This paper assessed the effects of wind energy on breeding female mallard and blue-winged teal. Published in “The Wildlife Society Bulletin” in 2013.