The Prairie Naturalist fills an important role as the avenue of communication of research on the North American grasslands and their biota. Articles include research topics such as investigating Great Plains community and landscape ecologies, species-specific population dynamics, mammalogy, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, herpetology, ichthyology, botany, animal behavior, infectious diseases, and biostatistics. The Prairie Naturalist offers timely technical information for researchers, educators, students, and the interested public. Published biannually, the journal reaches subscribers throughout the United States and Canada, as well as libraries in Europe and Asia. About 10% of each volume is devoted to shorter and less comprehensive communications (i.e., notes) and book reviews. Manuscripts containing original material not submitted elsewhere are considered for publication; all manuscripts are reviewed by specialists in relevant fields. The Prairie Naturalist publishes reviews of scholarly books from multiple disciplines that focus on the natural history and ecology of The Great Plains.

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2018

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The Prairie Naturalist: The Journal of the Great Plains Natural Science Society Volume 50 No. 1

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The Prairie Naturalist: The Journal of the Great Plains Natural Science Society Volume 50 No. 2

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Spatiotemporal Distribution of Waterfowl Disease Outbreaks in Kansas, USA, Thomas A. Becker, Adam A. Ahlers, Shane Hesting, and David A. Haukos

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Wild Turkey Occupancy in a Prairie Landscape, Joshua C. Courlas and R. Scott Lutz

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RED-BELLIED SNAKE (STORERIA OCCIPITOMACULATA) COPULATION IN SOUTH DAKOTA, Drew R. Davis

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EDGES AND RUSHES OF MINNESOTA: THE COMPLETEGUIDETOSPECIESIDENTIFICATION. Welby R. Smith; photography by Richard Haug., Edward S. DeKeyser

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Age and Growth of Cottonwood Trees along the Missouri River, North Dakota, Jonathan M. Friedman, Fisher R. Ankney, and J. Marshall Wolf

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Review: BEHAVIOR OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE: AN ILLUSTRATED ETHOGRAM. David H. Ellis (illustrated by N. John Schmitt)., Jeremy E. Guinn

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BOOK REVIEWS: FORCE OF NATURE: GEORGE FELL, FOUNDER OF THE NATURAL AREAS MOVEMENT. Arthur Melville Pearson., James R. Herkert

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A Short Narrative for Writing for The Prairie Naturalist, Christopher N. Jacques

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Preparing an Effective Poster Presentation, Christopher N. Jacques

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NOTES: TWO-HEADED WHITE-TAILED DEER FETUS, William F. Jensen, Daniel M. Grove, Ryan J. Herigstad, and William J. Haase

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Comparison of northern flying and red squirrel phylogenies with focus on the insular United States, Alyssa M. Kiesow and Hugh B. Britten

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LEKKING BEHAVIOR OF A SHARP-TAILED GROUSE IN SOUTH-CENTRAL NEBRASKA, Kelsey C. King, Andrew J. Caven, and Keith Geluso

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Metabolic Gas Emissions from Prairie Soil Containing Foraging Termites, Charles E. Konemann, B.M. Kard, Tom A. Royer, and Mark E. Payton

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Review: NORTH AMERICAN DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS: IDENTIFICATION GUIDE. Frank S. Todd., Kevin M. Ringelman

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NEW BREEDING RECORD AND LOCATION FOR WILSON’S PHALAROPE (PHALAROPUS TRICOLOR) IN THE NEBRASKA GREAT PLAINS, USA, Madison O. Sutton and Nico Arcilla

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Review: CANIDS OF THE WORLD: WOLVES, WILD DOGS, FOXES, JACKALS, COYOTES, AND THEIR RELATIVES. José R. Castelló., Jonathan (Jon) Way

2017

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The Prairie Naturalist: The Journal of the Great Plains Natural Science Society Volume 49 No. 1

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Field Discrimination of Prairie Deer Mice and White-Footed Mice Using Morphological Characteristics, Jacob L. Berl, Kelton M. Verble, Elizabeth A. Flaherty, and Robert K.S. Swihart

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Prairie Falcon Depredation Attempts on a Greater Prairie-Chicken Lek in South-Central Nebraska, Andrew J. Caven, Joshua D. Wiese, and William R. Wallauer

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BOOK REVIEWS: RAPTORS OF MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA. William S. Clark and N. John Schmitt., Jack Jack Eitniear

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ONE MORE WARBLER: A LIFE WITH BIRDS., Laura Erickson

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BREEDING TRUMPETER SWANS IN NORTHEAST- ERN NORTH DAKOTA, Mark R. Fisher, Matthew D. Sprenger, Chris R. Roed, and David O. Lambeth

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The Considerations Given to Determining Authorship, Christopher N. Jacques

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The Pitfalls of Data Analysis, Christopher N. Jacques

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UNIQUE NESTING BEHAVIOR BY TRUMPETER SWANS (CYGNUS BUCCINATOR), Heather M. Johnson, Michael Forsberg, Letitia Reichart, and Mark P. Vrtiska

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USE OF SATELLITE TRAP TRANSMITTERS IN CAPTURING MOUNTAIN LIONS, Randy D. Johnson, Jonathan A. Jenks, and Stephanie A. Tucker

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Diel and Monthly Movement Rates by Migratory and Resident Female Pronghorn, Paul F. Jones, T. Andrew Hurly, Chelsea Jensen, Karl Zimmer, and Andrew Jakes

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ENERGY SPRAWL SOLUTIONS, Nicola Koper

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Severe Drought Impacts Female Pheasant Physiology in Southwest Nebraska, Jessica A. Laskowski, Gwen C. Bachman, and Joseph J. Fontaine

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Avian Diversity, Abundance, and Nest Success among Managed Prairies and Agricultural Plots in Oklahoma and Texas, Phillip J. Leonard, Douglas R. Wood, and Wayne E. Meyer

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BOOK REVIEWS: American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains. Dan Flores., Daniel S. Licht

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NOTES: EXAMINING THE POTENTIAL COMPETITIVE EFFECTS OF VENTENATA DUBIA ON ANNUAL AND PERENNIAL GRASSES, Shawn McKay, Lesley R. Morris, Christopher E. Morris, and Elizabeth A. Leger

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ASSESSING PARTURITION DATE SYNCHRONY FOR NORTH DAKOTA UNGULATES, Eric S. Michel, Jonathan A. Jenks, and William F. Jensen

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LONG-TERM CHANGES IN CANADA GOOSE NEST SUCCESS AND NEST DENSITIES AT AN IOWA WETLAND COMPLEX, Brenna N. Ness, Robert W. Klaver, and Guy G. Zenner

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Pheasant Response to Lead Ingestion, Travis J. Runia and Alex J. Solem

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A SWIFT GUIDE TO BUTTERFLIES OF NORTH AMERICA, SECOND EDITION., Ann B. Swengel

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NOTES: RANGE EXTENSION OF THE VIRGINIA OPOSSUM (DIDELPHIS VIRGINIANA) IN NORTH DAKOTA, Lisa L. Walsh, Robert Seabloom, and Cody W. Thompson

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ADULT RED-HEADED WOODPECKER INTERAC- TION WITH BULLSNAKE AFTER ARBOREAL NEST DEPREDATION, Brittney J. Yohannes and James L. Howitz

2016

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Fidelity and Survival of Breeding Mallards in the Nebraska Sandhills, Zachary J. Cunningham, Larkin Powell, and Mark P. Vrtiska

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Mink Predation of Brown Trout in a Black Hills Stream, Jake Davis, Jerry W. Wilhite, and Steven R. Chipps

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Book Review: Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field. George L. Armistead and Brian L. Sullivan., Stephen J. Dinsmore

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Isotopes from Fecal Material Provides Evidence of Recent Diet of Prairie Deer Mice, John W. Doudna and Brent J. Danielson

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Spatial Variation in Germination of Two Annual Brome Species in the Northern Great Plains, Erin K. Espeland, Jane M. Mangold, and Natalie M. West

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The Science of Open Spaces: Theory and Practice for Conserving Large, Complex Systems. Charles G. Curtin., Michelle L. Hellman, Caleb P. Roberts, Hannah Birge, Zachary Warren, and Craig R. Allen

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Review of Booming from the Mists of Nowhere: The Story of the Greater Prairie-Chicken by Greg Hoch, Ross H. Hier

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Review of Waterfowl of North America, Europe, and Asia: An Identification Guide by Sébastien Reeber, William L. Hohman

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NOTES: COMPARISONS OF CATCH BETWEEN TWO BAIT TYPES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PALLID STUR- GEON, Thad W. Huenemann and Kirk D. Steffensen

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Changes in The Prairie Naturalist for 2017: Some Bumps in the Road During Transition, Christopher N. Jacques

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Missing the Point, Christopher N. Jacques

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Review of Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting by Thomas D. Seeley, Katrina Klett

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Finding the Best Remaining Black Hills Montane Grasslands, the First Step in Conservation, Hollis Marriott, Don Faber-Langendoen, and David J. Ode

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Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the Ameri- can West. Frank Van Nuys., Phil Mastrangelo

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Resource Selection by Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) and American Three-toed Woodpeckers (P. dorsalis) in South Dakota and Wyoming, Sean R. Mohren, Mark A. Rumble, Chadwick P. Lehman, and Stanley H. Anderson

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Keys to Lichens of North America, Revised and Expand- ed. Irwin M. Brodo (photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff; drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque)., Caleb A. Morse

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Review of Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings by Mary Siisip Geniusz (edited by Wendy Makoons Geniusz, illustrated by Annmarie Geniusz), Natasha Myhal and Kelly Kindscher

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Assessing Genetic Variation of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep at Elk Mountain, Brynn L. Parr, Rebeca L. Juarez, and Jonathan A. Jenks

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DISTRIBUTION OF SHORT-TAILED SHREWS (MAMMALIA: SORICIDAE: BLARINA) IN MISSOURI, Russell S. Pfau and Aaron P. Figueroa

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Review of Estimation of Parameters for Animal Populations: A Primer for the Rest of Us by Larkin A. Powell and George A. Gale, Max Post van der Burg

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Assessment of Smallmouth Bass Growth and Mortality in Nebraska Waters, Benjamin J. Schall, Keith D. Koupal, Casey W. Schoenebeck, and Keith L. Hurley

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BOOK REVIEWS: A Chorus of Cranes: The Cranes of North America and the World. Paul A. Johnsgard (with photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen, and drawings and maps by Paul A. Johnsgard)., John G. Sidle

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Fixed Versus Random Sampling Designs in Small South Dakota Glacial Lakes, Bradley J. Smith, Nathan S. Kruger, Nicholas S. Voss, and Brian G. Blackwell

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Review of Birds of Montana by Jeffrey S. Marks, Paul Hendricks, and Daniel Casey, Scott G. Somershoe

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Reproductive Characteristics of Landlocked Fall Chinook Salmon from Lake Oahe, South Dakota, Kelsen L. Young, Michael E. Barnes, and Jeremy L. Kientz

2015

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Comparison of Two Trap Net Designs for Sampling Muskellunge, Brian G. Blackwell, Todd M. Kaufman, Tyrel S. Moos, and David O. Lucchesi

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Estimating Herbaceous Biomass of Grassland Vegetation Using the Reference Unit Method, Eric D. Boyda, Jack L. Bulter, and Lan Xu

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USING OTOLITH MICROCHEMISTRY TO CLASSIFY YELLOW PERCH AS STOCKED OR NATURALLY PRODUCED, Andrew K. Carlson, Matthew J. Ward, and Brian D.S Graeb

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HABITAT-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN NECROPH- ILOUS SPECIES COMPOSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR RESOURCE COMPETITION, Adrienne L. Conley, Elisabeth K. Jorde, Rachel E. Jorde, Lauren K. Yares, Kenzie K. Lee, Carrie L. Hall, and Daniel R. Howard

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Bot Fly Infestation of Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrels in Colorado Shortgrass Steppe, Kim Conway and Paul Stapp

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WEST NILE VIRUS AND FERRUGINOUS HAWKS (BUTEO REGALIS) IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS, Shubham Datta, Jonathan A. Jenks, David E. Knudsen, Kent C. Jensen, Will M. Inselman, Christopher C. Swanson, and Troy W. Grovenburg

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NOTES: WOODPECKER FORAGE AVAILABILITY IN HABI- TAT DISTURBANCES OF THE BLACK HILLS, Brian E. Dickerson, Angie K. Ambourn, Mark A. Rumble, Kurt K. Allen, and Chad P. Lehman

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Inter- and Intra-specific Interactions in Germination and Seedling Establishment of Cheatgrass and Russian Wildrye, Erin K. Espeland

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Improving Communication Through Writing, Christopher N. Jacques

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Remembering the Days of Old: Data Exploration and Simple Statistics, Christopher N. Jacques

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Variability in the Selection Patterns of Pronghorn: Are they Really Native Prairie Obligates?, Paul F. Jones, Mike Grue, Mike Suitor, Darren J. Bender, Cormack Gates, Dale Eslinger, and Julie Landry-Deboer

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North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast, Janet R. Keough

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North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast, Janet R. Koeugh

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Distribution and Occurrence of Bat Species in North Dakota, Josiah J. Nelson, Paul R. Barnhart, and Erin H. Gillam

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Effects of Short-term Soil Conditioning by Cheatgrass and Western Wheatgrass, James J. O'Connor and Janet S. Prevey

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BOOK REVIEWS: Bumble Bees of North America. Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson, and Sheila R. Colla., Samuel O’Dell

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Sage-Grouse Nests in an Active Conifer Mastication Site, Charles P. Sandford, David K. Dahlgren, and Terry A. Messmer

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FOOD HABITS OF FALL-COLLECTED AGE-0 WALLEYES IN EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA GLA- CIAL LAKES, Benjamin J. Schall, Matthew J. Phayvanh, Jeffrey D. Grote, Daniel J. Dembkowski, and Melissa R. Wuellner

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Remembering Paul B. Kannowski, Robert Seabloom

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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE FOREST RIVER BI- OLOGY STATION, NORTH DAKOTA, Alexey Shipunov, Kathryn A. Yurkonis, John C. La Duke, and Vera L. Facey

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NOTES: ARE LAND-USE CHANGES REFLECTED IN DIETS OF MOURNING DOVES (ZENAIDA MACROURA) IN EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA, Joshua B. Smith, Troy W. Grovenburg, Matthew A. Perrion, Jason M. Augspurger, Trevor W. Bultje, Anna M. Robinson, Brandi L. Crider, Datta Shubham, and Jonathan A. Jenks

2014

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BOOK REVIEWS: Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds. Edited by Christine A. Ribic, Frank R. Thompson III, and Pamela J. Pietz., Marissa A. Ahlering

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Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve: Providing Habitat for Protected and Provincially Rare Species, Christie L. Borkowsky

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Venturing through the Tall Grass: Experiencing the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Christie L. Borkowsky and Erin Zahradka

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The Significance of Micro-Prairie Reconstruction in Urban Environments, Bruno Borsari, Neal Mundahl, Malcom F. Vidrine, and Marc Pastorek

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Book Review: The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: A Century of Discovering the Nature of Nature. Michael J. Lannoo., Bonnie S. Bowen

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Legacy Effects in Prairie Restoration: A 73-Year Spatial History, Thomas D. Brock

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Introduction—23rd North American Prairie Conference, Dr. Douglas J. Cattani, Dr. Nicola Koper, Dr. Pamela Rutherford, and Dr. Richard K. Baydack

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MATE REPLACEMENT AND ALLOPARENTAL CARE IN FERRUGINOUS HAWK (BUTEO REGALIS), Shubham Datta, Will M. Inselman, Jonathan A. Jenks, Kent C. Jensen, Christopher C. Swanson, Robert W. Klaver, Indrani Sasmal, and Troy W. Grovenburg

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Response of Grassland Songbirds to Grazing System Type and Range Condition, Stephen K. Davis, Brenda C. Dale, Tom Harrison, and David C. Duncan

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Project Prairie and Tallgrass Education on the Rice Lake Plains: A Journey from 1870 to Today and Beyond, Todd Farrell, Mark Rupke, and Mark Stabb

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A Floristic Survey of Selected Sites in the Loup River Valley, Nance County, Nebraska, Diane M. Flynn and Steven J. Rothenberger