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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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

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Impacts of water development on aquatic macroinvertebrates, amphibians, and plants in wetlands of a semi-arid landscape, Ned H. Euliss Jr. and David M. Mushet

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Effects of distance from cattle water developments on grassland birds, Andrea L. Fontaine, Patricia L. Kennedy, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Invertebrate Egg Banks of Restored, Natural, and Drained Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of the United States, Robert A. Gleason, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Daniel E. Hubbard, and Walter G. Duffy

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Transmission of Neospora caninum Between Wild and Domestic Animals, L. F. P. Gondim, M. M. McAllister, N. E. Mateus-Pinilla, W. C. Pitt, L. D. Mech, and M. E. Nelson

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Guidelines for Managing Lesser Prairie-Chicken Populations and Their Habitats, Christian A. Hagen, Brent E. Jamison, Kenneth M. Giesen, and Terry Z. Riley

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What Hypothesis Tests are Not: a Response to Colegrave and Ruxton, Douglas H. Johnson

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Less Waste Corn, More Land in Soybeans, and the Switch to Genetically Modified Crops: Trends with Important Implications for Wildlife Management, Gary L. Krapu; David A. Brandt; and Robert R. Cox, Jr.

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Does Presence of Permanent Fresh Water Affect Recruitment in Prairie-Nesting Dabbling Ducks?, Gary Krapu; Pamela Pietz; David Brandt; and Robert Cox, Jr.

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Patterns of Variation in Clutch Sizes in a Guild of Temperate-Nesting Dabbling Ducks, Gary Krapu, Ronald Reynolds, Glen Sargeant, and Randy Renner

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Temporal Dynamics of Leafy sSpurge (Euphorbia esula) and Two Species of Flea Beetles (Aphthona spp.) Used as Biological Control Agents, Diane L. Larson and James B. Grace

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Is Climate Change Affecting Wolf Populations in the High Artic?, L. David Mech

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The Flora of the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota, David M. Mushet; Ned H. Euliss, Jr.; Stephen P. Lane; and Christopher M. Goldade

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Tracking of White-Tailed Deer Migration by Global Positioning System, Michael Nelson, L. David Mech, and Paul F. Frame

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Analyis of Predator Movement in Prairie Landscapes with Contrasting Grassland Composition, Michael L. Phillips, William R. Clark, Sarah M. Nusser, Marsha A. Sovada, and Raymond J. Greenwood

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Brown-headed Cowbirds in Grasslands: Their Habitats, Hosts, and Response to Management, Jill Shaffer, Christopher Goldade, Meghan Dinkins, Douglas Johnson, Lawrence Igl, and Betty Euliss

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Nesting Biology of Three Grassland Passerines in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie, Maiken Winter, Douglas H. Johnson, Jill A. Shaffer, and W. Daniel Svedarsky

2003

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Differences in Distribution of Modified Basins and Ducks Relative to Roadside Transects, Jane E. Austin, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, H. Thomas Sklebar, and T. K. Buhl

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American Avocet Nesting on Constructed Islands in North Dakota, Ann L. Dahl, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Kathy L. Baer, Terry L. Shaffer, Michael A. Johnson, and Ronald E. Reynolds

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Effects of Ungulates and Prairie Dogs on Seed Banks and Vegetation in a North American Mixed-Grass Prairie, Jace T. Fahnestock, Diane L. Larson, Glenn E. Plumb, and James K. Detling

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Effects of Sediment Load on Emergence of Aquatic Invertebrates and Plants from Wetland Soil Egg and Seed Banks, Robert A. Gleason, Ned H. Euliss Jr., Daniel E. Hubbard, and Walter G. Duffy

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Male Brown-headed Cowbird Attacks and Kills a Nestling, Lawrence D. Igl

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New Nesting Dates for Some Breeding Birds in North Dakota, Lawrence D. Igl and Harold A. Kantrud

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Pheasants of the World . . . Again, Brent E. Jamison

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Native Weeds and Exotic Plants: Relationships to Disturbance in Mixed-Grass Prairie, Diane L. Larson

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Genetic Variation in the Midcontinental Population of Sandhill Cranes, Grus Canadensis, Jessica Petersen, Richard Bischof, Gary L. Krapu, and Allen L. Szalanski

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Genetic Variation in the Midcontinental Population of Sandhill Cranes, Grus Canadensis, Jessica L. Petersen, Richard Bischof, Gary L. Krapu, and Allen L. Szalanski

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Evaluation of Landscape Models for Wolverines in the Interier Northwest, United States of America, Mary M. Rowland, Michael J. Wisdom, Douglas H. Johnson, Barbara C. Wales, Jeffrey P. Copeland, and Frank B. Edelmann

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Sampling Designs for Carnivore Scent-Station Surveys, Glen A. Sargeant, Douglas H. Johnson, and William E. Berg

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Effects of Leafy Spurge Infestation on Grassland Birds, Daniel M. Scheiman, Eric K. Bollinger, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Brown-headed Cowbirds in Grasslands: Their Habitats, Hosts, and Response to Management, Jill A. Shaffer, Christopher M. Goldade, Meghan F. Dinkins, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, and Betty R. Euliss

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Historical and Recent Records and First Nest Records of Henslow's Sparrow in North Dakota, Jill A. Shaffer, Lawrence D. Igl, and Frédérick Vanhove

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Guidelines for Finding Nests of Passerine Birds in Tallgrass Prairie, Maiken Winter, Shawn E. Hawks, Jill A. Shaffer, and Douglas H. Johnson

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Nest Parasitism on Constructed Islands in Northwestern North Dakota, Amy L. Zimmerman, Marsha A. Sovada, Tim K. Kessler, and Robert K. Murphy

2002

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Responses of Dabbling Ducks to Wetland Conditions in the Prairie Pothole Region, Jane Austin

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Assemblages of breeding birds as indicators of grassland condition, Sharon Freshman Browder, Douglas H. Johnson, and I. J. Ball

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: McCown’s Longspur, Jill A. Dechant,

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Vesper Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Meghan F. Dinkins, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Upland Sandpiper, Jill A. Dechant, Meghan F. Dinkins, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Barry D. Parkin, and Betty R. Euliss

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

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Baird’s Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Chestnut-Collared Longspur, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Clay-Colored Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Grasshopper Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Mountain Plover, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Northern Harrier, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Field Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Barry D. Parkin, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Lark Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Barry D. Parkin, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Sedge Wren, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Barry D. Parkin, and Betty R. Euliss

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

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Burrowing Owl, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Paul A. Rabie, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Long-Billed Curlew, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Paul A. Rabie, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Nelson’s Sharp-Tailed Sparrow, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Paul A. Rabie, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Dickcissel, 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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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Lark Bunting, 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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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Le Conte’s Sparrow, 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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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Western Meadowlark, 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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Using Aquatic Invertebrates to Delineate Seasonal and Temporary Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America, Ned H. Euliss Jr., David M. Mushet, and Douglas H. Johnson

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First Records of Loosely Coiled Valve Snail in North Dakota, Bruce A. Hanson; Ned H. Euliss, Jr.; and David M. Mushet

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The Importance of Replication in Wildlife Research, Douglas H. Johnson

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The Role of Hypothesis Testing in Wildlife Science, Douglas H. Johnson

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Does Increasing Daylength Control Seasonal Changes in Clutch Sizes of Northern Pintails (Ana acuta)?, Gary Krapu, Glen Sergeant, and Alison Perkins

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Floristic Quality Assessment of One Natural and Three Restored Wetland Complexities in North Dakota, USA, David M. Mushet, Ned H. Euliss Jr., and Terry L. Shaffer

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Monitoring Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Colonies with High-Resolution Satellite Imagery, John G. Sidle, Douglas H. Johnson, Betty R. Euliss, and Malrcus Tooze

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Immobilization of Swift Foxes with Ketamine Hydrochloride-Xylazine Hydrochloride, Rebecca L. Telesco and Marsha A. Sovada

2001

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Suggestions for Presenting the Results of Data Analysis, David R. Anderson, William A. Link, Douglas H. Johnson, and Kenneth P. Burnham

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Duck Populations as Indicators of Landscape Condition in the Prairie Pothole Region, Jane Austin, Thomas K. Buhl, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, Wayne Norling, and H. Thomas Sklebar

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Swainson’s Hawk, Jill A. Dechant, Meghan F. Dinkins, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Marbled Godwit, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Short-Eared Owl, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Sprague’s Pipit, Jill A. Dechant, Marriah L. Sondreal, Douglas H. Johnson, Lawrence D. Igl, Christopher M. Goldade, Melvin P. Nenneman, and Betty R. Euliss

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Effects of Management Practices on Grassland Birds: Bobolink, 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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Use of Macroinvertebrates to Identify Cultivated Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region, Ned H. Euliss Jr., David M. Mushet, and Douglas H. Johnson

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On the Rarity of Food Provisioning by Male Dickcissels, Lawrence D. Igl and Louis B. Best

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Book Review: Research Techniques in Animal Ecology: Controversies and Consequences, Douglas H. Johnson

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Surveys of Calling Amphibians in North Dakota, Douglas H. Johnson and Ronald D. Batie

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Statistics for wildlifers: How much and what kind?, Douglas H. Johnson, Terry L. Shaffer, and Wesley E. Newton

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Area Requirements of Grassland Birds: A Regional Perspective, Douglas Johnson and Lawrence Igl

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Prevalence of Giant Kidney Worm (Dioctophyma renale) in Wild Mink (Mustela vison) in Minnesota, L. David Mech and Shawn P. Tracy

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Mitochondrial Phylogeography, Subspecific Taxonomy, and Conservation Genetics of Sandhill Cranes (Grus Canadensis; Aves: Gruidae), Judith M. Rhymer, Matthew G. Fain, Jane E. Austin, Douglas H. Johnson, and Carey Krajewski