Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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Invertebrate communities of Prairie-Pothole wetlands in the age of the aquatic Homogenocene

Simplification of communities is a common consequence of anthropogenic modification. However, the prevalence and mechanisms of biotic homogenization among wetland systems require further examination. Biota of wetlands in the North American Prairie Pothole Region are adapted to high spatial and temporal variability in ponded-water duration and...

Mclean, Kyle I.; Mushet, David M.; Jon N. Sweetman; Anteau, Michael J.; Wiltermuth, Mark T.

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Alternative stable states in inherently unstable systems

Alternative stable states are nontransitory states within which communities can exist. However, even highly dynamic communities can be viewed within the framework of stable‐state theory if an appropriate “ecologically relevant” time scale is identified. The ecologically relevant time scale for dynamic systems needs to conform to the amount of time...

Mushet, David M.; McKenna, Owen P.; Mclean, Kyle I.

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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii)

The key to McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) management is providing short, sparsely vegetated native grasslands of adequate size. Mixed-grass prairies can be made suitable for breeding McCown’s Longspurs by implementing moderate-to-heavy or season-long grazing. McCown’s Longspurs have been reported to use habitats with 5–42 centimeters (...

Shaffer, Jill A.; Igl, Lawrence D.; Johnson, Douglas H.; Sondreal, Marriah L.; Goldade, Christopher M.; Rabie, Paul A.; Wooten, Travis L.; Euliss, Betty R.
Shaffer, J.A., Igl, L.D., Johnson, D.H., Sondreal, M.L., Goldade, C.M., Rabie, P.A., Wooten, T.L., and Euliss, B.R., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—McCown’s Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii), chap. Y of Johnson, D.H., Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., and DeLong, J.P., eds., The effects of management practices on grassland birds: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1842, 10 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842Y.

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A draft decision framework for the National Park Service Interior Region 5 bison stewardship strategy

The Department of the Interior Bison Conservation Initiative calls for its bureaus to plan and implement collaborative American bison conservation and to ensure involvement by tribal, state, and local governments and the public in that conservation. Four independently managed and geographically separated National Park Service (NPS) units in...

Symstad, Amy; Miller, Brian W.; Shenk, Tanya M; Athearn, Nicole D; Runge, Michael C.
Symstad, A. J., B. W. Miller, T. M. Shenk, N. D. Athearn, and M. C. Runge. 2019. A draft decision framework for the National Park Service Interior Region 5 bison stewardship strategy. Natural Resource Report NPS/MWRO/NRR—2019/2046. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Synergistic interaction of climate and land-use drivers alter the function of North American, Prairie-pothole Wetlands

Prairie-pothole wetlands provide the critical habitat necessary for supporting North American migratory waterfowl populations. However, climate and land-use change threaten the sustainability of these wetland ecosystems. Very few experiments and analyses have been designed to investigate the relative impacts of climate and land-use change drivers...

McKenna, Owen P.; Kucia, Samuel Richard; Mushet, David M.; Anteau, Michael J.; Wiltermuth, Mark T.

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Adult monarch (Danaus plexippus) abundance is higher in burned sites than in grazed sites

Much of the remaining suitable habitat for monarchs (Danaus plexippus) in Minnesota is found in tallgrass prairies. We studied the association of adult monarch abundance with use of fire or grazing to manage prairies. Sites (n=20) ranged in size from 1 to 145 hectares and included land owned and managed by the Minnesota DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Leone, Julia B.; Larson, Diane L.; Larson, Jennifer L.; Pennarola, Patrick; Oberhauser, Karen

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Unintentional and intentional poisoning or harassment of cranes related to agriculture

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Austin, Jane E.
Austin, J.E. 2019. Unintentional and intentional poisoning or harassment of cranes related to agriculture. In: Mirande, CM, Harris, JT, editors. Crane Conservation Strategy. Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA: International Crane Foundation. p. 135-141.

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Changes in agricultural land use and practices

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Austin, Jane E.
Austin, J.E. 2019. Changes in agricultural land use and practices. In: Mirande, CM, Harris, JT, editors. Crane Conservation Strategy. Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA: International Crane Foundation. p. 104-111.

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Conversion of wetlands for agriculture and other land development

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Austin, Jane E.
Austin, J.E. 2019. Conversion of wetlands for agriculture and other land development. Crane Conservation Strategy. Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA: International Crane Foundation. p. 77-83.

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Nutritional physiology of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) workers across an agricultural land-use gradient

Land use and habitat quality have emerged as critical factors influencing the health, productivity, and survival of honey bee colonies. However, characterization of the mechanistic relationship between differential land-use conditions and ultimate outcomes for honey bee colonies has been elusive. We assessed the physiological health of individual...

Smart, Matthew; Otto, Clint R. V.; Lundgren, Jonathan G

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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Keys to Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii) management are providing large grasslands with tall, dense, herbaceous vegetation and well-developed litter; avoiding habitat disturbances during the breeding season; and controlling plant succession. Henslow’s Sparrows have been reported to use habitats with less than or equal to (≤) 122 centimeters...

Herkert, James R.
Herkert, J.R., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii), chap. II of Johnson, D.H., Igl, L.D., Shaffer, J.A., and DeLong, J.P., eds., The effects of management practices on grassland birds: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1842, 16 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842II.

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Impacts on wildlife of annual crops for biofuel production

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Otto, Clint R. V.
Otto, CRV. 2019. Impacts on Wildlife of Annual Crops for Biofuel Production. In Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation. Eds. C. Moorman, S. Grodsky, and S. Rupp. Johns Hopkins University Press.