Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) is one of 18 science and technology centers in the Biological Resources Discipline of the U.S. Geological Survey, administratively positioned in the Central Region, and geographically located in the northern Great Plains. The main campus is located in Jamestown, North Dakota. In addition, field stations are found at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota, and an unmanned station at Woodworth, North Dakota.

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401
Phone: (701) 253-5500 Fax: (701) 253-5553
Email: npwrc@usgs.gov

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2012

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Development of Camera Technology for Monitoring Nests, W. Andrew Cox, M. Shane Pruett, Thomas J. Benson, Scott J. Chiavacci, and Frank R. Thompson III

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Identification of Sprague's Pipit Nest Predators, Stephen K. Davis, Stephanie L. Jones, Kimberly Dohms, and Teslin Holmes

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Nest Defense- Grassland Bird Responses To Snakes, Kevin Ellison and Christine Ribic

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Ducks and Passerines Nesting in Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie Treated With Fire, Todd A. Grant, Terry L. Shaffer, Elizabeth M. Madden, and Gordon B. Berkey

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Wolf Population Dynamics in the U.S. Northern Rocky Mountains Are Affected by Recruitment and Human-Caused Mortality, Justin A. Gude, Michael S. Mitchell, Robin E. Russell, Carolyn A. Sime, L. David Mech, and Robert R. Ream

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Mapping Anuran Habitat Suitability to Estimate Effects of Grassland and Wetland Conservation Programs, David M. Mushet, Ned H. Euliss Jr., and Craig A. Stockwell

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Hatching and Fledging Times from Grassland Passerine Nests, Pamela J. Pietz, D.A. Granfors, and Todd Grant

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Knowledge Gained from Video-Monitoring Grassland Passerine Nests, P.J. Pietz, D.A. Granfors, C.A. Ribic, and F. R. Thompson

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Predatory Identity Can Explain Nest Predation Patterns, Jennifer L. Reidy and Frank Thompson

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Bird Productivity and Nest Predation in Agricultural Grasslands, C.A. Ribic, Michael Guzy, Travis Anderson, David Sample, and Jamie Nack

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Nocturnal Activity of Nesting Shrubland and Grassland Passerines, Christy Slay, Kevin Ellison, C.A. Ribic, Kimberly Smith, and Carolyn Schmitz

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Conservation Implications When the Nest Predators Are Known, Frank Thompson and C.A. Ribic

2011

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A Multi-Year Comparison of IPCI Scores for Prairie Pothole Wetlands: Implications of Temporal and Spatial Variation, Ned H. Euliss Jr. and David M. Mushet

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Integrating estimates of ecosystem services from conservation programs and practices into models for decision makers, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Loren M. Smith, Shuguang Liu, Walter G. Duffy, Stephen P. Faulkner, Robert A. Gleason, and S. Diane Eckles

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Prototyping an online wetland ecosystem services model using open model sharing standards, Min Feng, Shuguang Liu, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Claudia Young, and David M. Mushet

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Demonstration of a conceptual model for using LiDAR to improve the estimation of floodwater mitigation potential of Prairie Pothole Region wetlands, Shengli Huang, Claudia Young, Min Feng, Karl Heidemann, Matthew Cushing, David M. Mushet, and Shuguang Liu

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Spring-migration Ecology of Northern Pintails in South-central Nebraska, Aaron T. Pearse, Gary L. Krapu, Robert R. Cox Jr., and Bruce E. Davis

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Classifying the Hydrologic Function of Prairie Potholes with Remote Sensing and GIS, Jennifer Rover, Chris K. Wright, Ned H. Euliss Jr., David M. Mushet, and Bruce K. Wylie

2009

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Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Vulnerability of Rehabilitated Agricultural Production Systems to Invasion by Nontarget Plant Species, Sara G. Baer, David M. Engle, Johannes M. H. Knops, Kenneth A. Langeland, Bruce D. Maxwell, Fabian D. Menalled, and Amy J. Symstad

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Wolf Use of Summer Territory in Northeastern Minnesota, Dominic J. Demma and L. David Mech

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Feeding Ecology of Arctic-Nesting Sandpipers During Spring Migration Through the Prairie Pothole Region, Jan Eldridge, Gary Krapu, and Douglas Johnson

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Body Size and Predatory Performance in Wolves: Is Bigger Better?, Daniel R. MacNulty, Douglas W. Smith, L. David Mech, and Lynn E. Eberly

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Chapter 2: Long-Term Research on Wolves in the Superior National Forest, L. David Mech

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Role of Invasive Melilotus officinalis in Two Native Plant Communities, Laura C. Van Riper and Diane L. Larson

2008

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Using Plasma-Lipid Metabolites to Index Changes in Lipid Reserves of Free-Living Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis), Michael Anteau and Alan Afton

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Diets of Lesser Scaup during Spring Migration throughout the Upper-Midwest are Consistent with the Spring Condition Hypothesis, Michael J. Anteau and Alan Afton

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Amphiod Densities and Indices of Wetland Quality Across the Upper-Midwest, USA, Michael J. Anteau and Alan D. Afton

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Elk Calf Survival and Mortality Following Wolf Restoration to Yellowstone National Park, Shannon M. Barber-Meyer, L. David Mech, and P. J. White

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Linking Ecosystem Processes with Wetland Management Goals: Charting a Course for a Sustainable Future, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Loren M. Smith, Douglas A. Wilcox, and Bryant A. Browne

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Prairie Pothole Regional Studies, Robert A. Gleason

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Ecosystem Services Derived from Wetland Conservation Practices in the United States Prairie Pothole Region with an Emphasis on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve and Wetlands Reserve Programs, Robert A. Gleason, Murray K. Laubhan, Brian A. Tangen, and Kevin E. Kermes

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A Two-Part Measure of Degree of Invasion for Cross-Community Comparisons, Qinfeng Guo and Amy Symstad

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Effectiveness of Lethal, Directed Wolf-Depredation Control in Minnesota, Elizabeth Harper, William J. Paul, L. David Mech, and Sanford Weisberg

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Soil Modification by Invasive Plants: Effects on Native and Invasive Species of Mixed-Grass Prairies, Nicholas R. Jordan, Diane L. Larson, and Sheri C. Huerd

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Long-Term Dynamics of Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) and its Biocontrol Agent, Flea Beetles in the Genus Aphthona, Diane L. Larson, James B. Grace, and Jennifer L. Larson

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Crying Wolf: Concluding that Wolves were not Restored, L. David Mech

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Restoration of Mangrove Plantations and Colonisation by Native Species in Leizhou Bay, South China, Hai Ren, Shuguang Jian, Hongfang Lu, Qianmei Zhang, Weijun Shen, Weidong Han, Zuoyun Yin, and Qinfeng Guo

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Comparing Local vs. Global Visible and Near-Infrared (VisNIR) Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) Calibrations for the Prediction of Soil Clay, Organic C and Inorganic C, Joel B. Sankey, David J. Brown, Melisa L. Bernard, and Rick L. Lawrence

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Application of a Geomorphic and Temporal Perspective to Wetland Management in North America, Loren M. Smith, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Douglas A. Wilcox, and Mark M. Brinson

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Impact of West Nile Virus and Other Mortality Factors on American White Pelicans at Breeding Colonies in the Northern Plains of North America, Marsha A. Sovada, Pamela J. Pietz, Kathryn A. Converse, D. Tommy King, Erik K. Hofmeister, Paulette Scherr, and Hon S. Ip

2007

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Effects of Habitat Management Treatments on Plant Community Composition and Biomass in a Montane Wetland, Jane E. Austin, Janet R. Keough, and William H. Pyle

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Sandhill Crane Abundance and Nesting Ecology at Grays Lake, Idaho, Jane Austin, Adonia Henry, and I. Joseph Hall

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Interleukin-6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Values in Elk Neonates, Shannon M. Barber-Meyer, Craig R. Johnson, Michael P. Murtaugh, L. David Mech, and P. J. White

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Survey of Selected Pathogens and Blood Parameters of Northern Yellowstone Elk: Wolf Sanitation Effect Implications, Shannon M. Barber-Meyer, P. J. White, and L. David Mech

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Defining Space Use and Movements of Canada Lynx with Global Positioning System Telemetry, Christopher Burdett, Ron Moen, Gerald J. Niemi, and L. David Mech

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Testing Global Positioning System Telemetry to Study Wolf Predation on Deer Fawns, Dominic Demma, Shannon Barber-Meyer, and L. David Mech

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Protocol for Investigating Displacement Effects of Wind Facilities on Grassland Songbirds, Wallace Erickson, Dale Strickland, Jill A. Shaffer, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Estimating Water Storage Capacity of Existing and Potentially Restorable Wetland Depressions in a Subbasin of the Red River of the North, Robert A. Gleason; Brian A. Tangen; Murray K. Laubhan; Kevin E. Kermes; and Ned H. Euliss, Jr.

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First Record of Corisella inscripta (Uhler) (Heteroptera: Corixidae) from North Dakota, Bruce A. Hanson, David M. Mushet, Ned H. Euliss Jr., and Steve W. Chordas III

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Influence of Wind Generators on Grassland-Breeding Birds, Douglas H. Johnson and Jill A. Shaffer

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Grassland Establishment for Wildlife Conservation, D. Todd Jones-Farrand; Loren W. Burger, Jr.; Douglas H. Johnson; and Mark R. Ryan

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Review of Waterfowl Ecology and Management by Guy A. Baldassarre and Eric G. Bolen, Gary Krapu

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Short-term Disruption of a Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula) Biocontrol Program Following Herbicide Application, Diane L. Larson, James B. Grace, Paul A. Rabie, and Paula Andersen

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A Proposed Ethogram of Large-Carnivore Predatory Behavior, Exemplified by the Wolf, Daniel MacNulty, L. David Mech, and Douglas Smith

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Femur-Marrow Fat of White-Tailed Deer Fawns Killed by Wolves, L. David Mech

2006

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Conspecific Attraction in a Grassland Bird, the Baird’s Sparrow, Marissa A. Ahlering, Douglas H. Johnson, and John Faaborg

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Are trans-Pacific invasions the new wave?, Ragan M. Callaway, Shi Li Miao, and Qinfeng Guo

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Proximate and Landscape Factors Influence Grassland Bird Distributions, Mary Ann Cunningham and Douglas H. Johnson

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Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities in Riparian Grasslands of the Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, and Deborah A. Buhl

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Factors Influencing Soil Invertebrate Communities in Riparian Grasslands of the Central Platte River Floodplain, Craig A. Davis, Jane E. Austin, and Deborah A. Buhl

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North American Prairie Wetlands are Important Nonforested Land-Based Carbon Storage Sites, Ned H. Euliss Jr., R.A. Gleason, A. Olness, R.L. McDougal, H.R. Murkin, R.D. Robarts, R.A. Bourbonniere, and B.G. Warner

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Survival of Adult Female Elk in Yellowstone Following Wolf Restoration, Shaney Evans, L. David Mech, P. J. White, and Glen A. Sergeant

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Intercontinental biotic invasions: what can we learn from native populations and habitats?, Qinfeng Guo

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Distributions of Exotic Plants in Eastern Asia and North America, Qinfeng Guo, Hong Qian, Robert E. Ricklefs, and Weimin Xi

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Community Maturity, Species Saturation and the Variant Diversity–Productivity Relationships in Grasslands, Qinfeng Guo, Terry Shaffer, and Thomas Buhl

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A Historical Perspective: Changes in Grassland Breeding Bird Densities Within Major Habitats in North Dakota Between 1967 and 1992-1993, Lawrence D. Igl, Douglas H. Johnson, and Harold A. Kantrud

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The Many Faces of Replication, Douglas Johnson

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Evidence of a Decline in Fat Storage by Midcontinental Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska During Spring: A Preliminary Assessment, Gary Krapu, David Brandt, Deborah Buhl, and Gary Lingle

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Fat Dynamics of Arctic-Nesting Sandpipers During Spring in Mid-Continental North America, Gary Krapu, Jan Eldridge, Cherri Grato-Trevor, and Deborah Buhl

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Mallard Brood Movements, Wetland Use, and Duckling Survival During and Following a Prairie Drought, Gary Krapu; Pamela Pietz; David Brandt; and Robert Cox, Jr.

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Insect Visitation and Pollen Deposition in an Invaded Prairie Plant Community, Diane L. Larson, Ronald A. Royer, and Margaret R. Royer

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A Preliminary Biological Assessment of Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge Complex, North Dakota, Murray K. Laubhan; Robert A. Gleason; Gregory A. Knutsen; Rachel A. Laubhan; and N. H. Euliss, Jr.

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Influences of Management Regimes on Breeding Bird Densities and Habitat in Mixed-Grass Prairie: An Example from North Dakota, Andrea A. Lueders, Patricia L. Kennedy, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Age-Related Body Mass and Reproductive Measurements of Gray Wolves in Minnesota, L. David Mech

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Estimated Age Structure of Wolves in Northeastern Minnesota, L. David Mech

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Prediction Failure of a Wolf Landscape Model, L. David Mech

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A 3-Decade Dearth of Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in a Wolf (Canis lupus)–Dominated Ecosystem, Michael Nelson and L. David Mech

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Avian Response to Meadow Restoration in the Central Great Plains, Rosalind B. Renfrew, Douglas H. Johnson, Gary R. Lingle, and W. Douglas Robinson

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Patch Size and Landscape Effects on Density and Nesting Success of Grassland Birds, Maiken Winter, Douglas H. Johnson, Jill A. Shaffer, Therese M. Donovan, and W. Daniel Svedarsky

2005

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Patterns of Habitat Use by Whooping Cranes During Migration: Summary from 1977-1999 Site Evaluation Data, Jane Austin and Amy Richert

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Potential of Restored Prairie Wetlands in the Glaciated North American Prairie to Sequester Atmospheric Carbon, Robert A. Gleason; Ned H. Euliss, Jr.; Rhonda L. McDougal; Kevin E. Kermes; Edward N. Steadman; and John A. Harju

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Inter-species variation in yolk steroid levels and a cowbird-host comparison, D. Caldwell Hahn, Jeff S. Hatfield, Mahmoud A. Abdelnabi, Julie M. Wu, Lawrence D. Igl, and Mary A. Ottinger

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First Record of Graphoderus Liberus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in North Dakota, Bruce A. Hanson; Ned H. Euliss, Jr.; and David M. Mushet

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Biotic Interactions as Determinants of Ecosystem Structure in Prairie Wetlands: An Example Using Fish, Mark A. Hanson, Kyle D. Zimmer, Malcolm G. Butler, Brian A. Tangen, Brian R. Herwig, and Ned H. Euliss Jr.

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Causes of wolf depredation increase in Minnesota from 1979-1998, Elizabeth K. Harper, William J. Paul, and L. David Mech

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The Quintessential Companion for North American Birders, Lawrence D. Igl

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A Retrospective Perspective: Evaluating Population Changes by Repeating Historic Bird Surveys, Lawrence D. Igl and Douglas H. Johnson

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A Fresh Look at the Taxonomy of Midcontinental Sandhill Cranes, Douglas Johnson, Jane Austin, and Jill Shaffer

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Population Genetic Structure in Migratory Sandhill Cranes and the Role of Pleistocene Glaciations, Kenneth Jones, Gary Krapu, David Brandt, and Mary Ashley

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Habitat Preferences of Migrant and Wintering Northern Harriers in Northwestern Texas, Caroll D. Littlefield and Douglas H. Johnson

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Markov Chain Monte Carlo Estimation of Species Distributions: A Case Study of the Swift Fox in Western Kansas, Glen A. Sargeant, Marsha A. Sovada, Christiane C. Slivinski, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Plains Harvest Mouse in North Dakota, Robert W. Seabloom and Terry L. Shaffer

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Does Choice of Estimators Influence Conclusions from True Metabolizable Energy Feeding Trials?, Mark H. Sherfy, Roy L. Kirkpatrick, and Kenneth E. Webb Jr.

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Variability in Vegetation Effects on Density and Nesting Success of Grassland Birds, Maiken Winter, Douglas H. Johnson, and Jill A. Shaffer

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Habitat and nesting of Le Conte's Sparrows in the northern tallgrass prairie, Maiken Winter, Jill A. Shaffer, Douglas H. Johnson, Therese M. Donovan, W. Daniel Svedarsky, Peter W. Jones, and Betty R. Euliss

2004

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Nutrient Reserves of Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) During Spring Migration in the Mississippi Flyway: A Test of the Spring Condition Hypothesis, Michael Anteau and Alan Afton

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Nutritional Condition of Northern Yellowstone Elk, Rachel Cook, John G. Cook, and L. David Mech

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: American Bittern, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Amy L. Zimmerman, and Betty R. Euliss

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The Wetland Continuum: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Biological Studies, Ned H. Euliss Jr., James W. LaBaugh, Leigh H. Fredrickson, David M. Mushet, Murray K. Laubhan, George A. Swanson, Thomas C. Winter, Donald O. Rosenberry, and Richard D. Nelson