Papers: Habitat

Papers: Habitat

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).

Land use and wetland drainage affect water levels and dynamics of remaining wetlands

This paper evaluates the impacts of consolidated drainage on depressional wetlands. Published in “Ecosphere” (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).

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).

An Integrated Strategy for Grassland Easement Acquisition in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA

This paper assesses the regional patterns of easement acquisition, evaluated the targeting strategy, and developed an easement targeting Geographic Information System. Published in “Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management” (2013).

Distribution of Duck Broods Relative to Habitat Characteristics in the PPR

This paper investigated ecological relationships between occupancy of wetland basins by broods and habitat characteristics to examine if habitat-specific detection was a concern.  Published in “The Journal of Wildlife Management” in 2013.

State of the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region

This paper includes a comprehensive assessment of the attainability of landscape-level conservation planning goals in the United States portion of the Prairie Pothole Region. Published in “The Wildlife Society Bulletin” in 2013.

Effect of Wind Energy Development on Breeding Duck Densities in the Prairie Pothole Region

This paper explored the effects of wind energy development on breeding duck pair use of wetlands in proximity to wind turbines. Published in “The Journal of Wildlife Management” in 2012.

An Assessment of Re-Directing Breeding Waterfowl Conservation Relative to Predictions of Climate Change

This paper used 24 years of breeding waterfowl and wetland monitoring data, along with land value and restoration cost data, to conduct an economic assessment of the biological risk of refocusing waterfowl conservation efforts eastward due to recent projections of climate change. Published in “Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management” in 2012.

USDA Conservation Program Effects on Wetland Ecosystem Services

This paper quantifies changes in ecosystem services resulting from wetland restoration activities funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Published in “Ecological Applications” in 2011.