Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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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 status 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.

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Study design and methods for a wetland condition assessment on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fee-title lands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) manages wetlands and grasslands for wildlife habitat throughout the central North American Prairie Pothole Region (PPR). PPR wetlands, or potholes, are widely recognized as critical habitats for North American migratory waterfowl, waterbirds, and other wildlife. Potholes also provide other ecosystem...

Tangen, Brian; Bansal, Sheel; Fern, Rachel R.; DeKeyser, Edward S.; Hargiss, Christina L. M.; Mushet, David M.; Dixon, Cami S.
Tangen, B.A., Bansal, S., Fern, R.R., DeKeyser, E.S., Hargiss, C.L.M., Mushet, D.M., and Dixon, C.S., 2019, Study design and methods for a wetland condition assessment on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fee-title lands in the Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, USA: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1118, 24 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191118.

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Conservation of temporary wetlands

Temporary wetlands are characterized by frequent drying resulting in a unique, highly specialized assemblage of often rare or specialized plant and animal species. They are found on all continents and in a variety of landscape settings. Although accurate estimates of the abundance of temporary wetlands are available in only a few countries, global...

Boix, Dani; Calhoun, Aram J.K.; Mushet, David M.; Bell, Kathleen P.; Fitzsimons, James A.; Isselin-Nondedeu, Francis

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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

The key to Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) management is providing large areas of contiguous grassland of moderate height with significant grass cover and moderate forb density. Eastern Meadowlarks have been reported to use habitats with 10–187 centimeters (cm) average vegetation height, 6–88 cm visual obstruction reading, 53–86 percent grass...

Hull, Scott D.; Shaffer, Jill A.; Igl, Lawrence D.
Hull, S.D., Shaffer, J.A., and Igl, L.D., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna), chap. MM 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, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842MM.

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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)

Keys to Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) management are providing suitable nest sites, protecting active nest areas from human disturbance, and providing suitable habitat for prey.

Shaffer, Jill A.; Igl, Lawrence D.; Johnson, Douglas H.; Sondreal, Marriah L.; Goldade, Christopher M.; Zimmerman, Amy L.; Thiele, Jason P.; Euliss, Betty R.
Shaffer, J.A., Igl, L.D., Johnson, D.H., Sondreal, M.L., Goldade, C.M., Zimmerman, A.L., Thiele, J.P., and Euliss, B.R., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis), chap. N 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, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842N.

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The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

The key to Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) management is providing open grasslands that contain patches of trees for nesting and perching, sometimes near cultivated areas.

Shaffer, Jill A.; Igl, Lawrence D.; Johnson, Douglas H.; Dinkins, Meghan F.; Goldade, Christopher M.; Wooten, Travis L.; Euliss, Betty R.
Shaffer, J.A., Igl, L.D., Johnson, D.H., Dinkins, M.F., Goldade, C.M., Wooten, T.L., and Euliss, B.R., 2019, The effects of management practices on grassland birds—Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), chap. M 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, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1842M.