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Wildlife Projects


2016

Occurrence and Prediction of Avian Disease Outbreaks in Kansas

2015

Risk Assessment of Exposure to Lead for Mottled Ducks on National Wildlife Refuge of the Upper Texas Gulf Coast (Brian Kearns)

Breeding Season Survival, Space Use, Movement, and Habitat Use of Female Lesser Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) in Kansas and Colorado (Reid Plumb)

Development of conservation and climate adaptation strategies for wetlands in the Great Plains LCC region (Gene Albanese)

Landscape Conservation Design, Movements, and Survival of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Kansas and Colorado (Samantha Robinson)

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Response to USDA Conservation Practices in Kansas and Colorado

Estimating Inundation Frequency of Playa Wetlands Using 1970s LandSat MSS Data: Did Irrigation Practices Artificially Increase Frequency and Longevity of Landscape Wetness?

2014

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Reproductive Success, Habitat Selection, and Response to Trees in Kansas and Colorado (Joseph Lautenbach)

Movements, Habitat Use, Survival, and Potential Implications of Climate Change on Mottled Ducks (Anas fulvigula) in the Texas Chenier Plain Region (Jena Moon)

Potential Exposure to Environmental Lead in Mottled Ducks (Anas fulvigula) on the Texas Chenier Plains National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Stephen McDowell)

Parasitemia, Health, and Reproduction in Lesser Scaup at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (Andrew Stetter)

A historical record of land cover change of the lesser prairie-chicken range in Kansas (David Spencer)

Patterns and Processes of Dispersal of Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs in a Heavily Managed Landscape of the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Rachel Pigg)

2013

American Woodcock Habitat Occupancy and Migratory Origins in East Texas (Dan Sullins)

Lead Exposure, Habitat Use, and Nesting Ecology of Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) on the Upper Texas Coast (Thomas Riecke)

2012

Community Response to Use of Prescribed Grazing and Tebuthiuron Herbicide for Restoration of Sand Shinnery Oak Grasslands (Jennifer Zavaleta)

Deer Density, Movement Patterns, and Group Dynamics on Quivira National Wildlife Refuge: Assessing Potential Risk for Disease Transmission (Dr. Jonathan Conard)

Occurrence, Function, and Conservation of Playa Wetlands: The Key to Biodiversity of the Southern Great Plains (Lacrecia Johnson)

Effect of Managed Grazing on Trends of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Abundance, Vegetation Composition and Structure, and Invertebrate Production on the Milnesand Prairie Preserve

2011

Status and Distribution of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs on Small Cultural National Parks in the Western Great Plains (Rachel Pigg)

Small Mammal Populations in Prairie Ecosystems: Scale Dependent Responses to Disturbance (Derek Moon)

Demography and dispersal of black-tailed prairie dogs in four small cultural parks (Amanda Goldberg)

2009

Factors Affecting the Distribution and Detectability of River Otters in Eastern Kansas (Mackenzie Shardlow)

Behavioral Ecology of Grasshopper Mice and Deer Mice (Ron E. VanNimwegen)

2008

Assessment of Elk Habitat Use, Population Dynamics, and Genetic Variability at Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas (Jonathan Conard)

Landscape Genetics of Deer and the Potential Spread of CWD in Kansas: A Pilot Study to Examine Deer Density and Hunting Pressure as Factors

Biogeography and Molecular Epidemiology of the PRNP Gene in Kansas

Vegetation and Small Mammal Community Response to Military Track Vehicle Disturbance at Smoky Hills Air National Guard Bombing Range, Kansas

2007

Habitat Alteration and Disease Dynamics in Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Tammi Johnson)

Landscape Effects on Disease Dynamics in Prairie Dogs (Bala Thiagarajan)

2006

The effects of trapping methods on estimation of population parameters for small mammals (Jeremy Baumgardt)

The effects of landscape configuration on northern bobwhite in southeastern Kansas (Brian E. Flock)

Ecological restoration of tallgrass prairie: grazing management benefits plant and bird communities in upland and riparian habitats (Tracey N. Johnson)

2005

Effects of experimental manipulation of coterie size on demography of Black-tailed prairie dogs in South Dakota (Lorri A. Newby)

2003

Spatial variation in Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) abundance and brood parasitism in Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie (William E. Jensen)

Recreational pressure at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge: Potential impacts on avian use and seasonal productivity along the Niobrara River (Christopher Anderson)

Responses of small mammals and their predators to military disturbance in tallgrass prairie (Jonathan Conard)

High spatial homogeneity in a sex-biased mating system: The genetic population structure of greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska (Mayee Wong)

2001

The ecological role of the Bush Dog, Speothos venaticus, as part of the mammalian predator community in the Interior Atlantic Forest of Paraguay (Gerald L. Zuercher)

Coprophagy: An ecological investigation of the consumption of mammalian carnivore feces (Troy R. Livingston)

Conversion of tall fescue pastures to tallgrass prairie in southeastern Kansas: Small mammal responses (Amber D. Rucker)

2000

Assessment of activity transmitters based on behavioral observations of coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons (Patricia R. Snyder)

1999

Plant and breeding bird communities of black-tailed prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado (Stephen L. Winter)

Herpetological and coleopteran communities of black-tailed prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in southwest Kansas (Justin E. Kretzer)

Seasonal avian use patterns of farmed wetlands and nest predation dynamics in riparian grasslands dominated by reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) (James W. Rivers)

1998

Ecology and interspecific relationships of mammalian predators on Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas (Jan F. Kamler)

1997

Mapping and monitoring of disturbance from military training at Fort Riley, Kansas and an investigations into the stability of grassland ecotones using satellite remote sensing (Greg A. Hoch)

Vegetation and breeding bird assemblages in grazed and ungrazed riparian habitats in southeastern Kansas (David E. Hoover)

The swift fox in rangeland and cropland in western Kansas: Relative abundance, mortality, and body size (Raymond S. Matlack)

Landscape and fine scale habitat of the Loggerhead Shrike and Henslow's Sparrow on Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas (Heidi L. Michaels)

1996

Responses of ring-necked pheasants to Conservation Reserve Program fields during courtship and brood rearing in the high plains (William K. Smith)

 

Fisheries Projects


2015

Assessing Distribution and Movement of Blue Catfish in Kansas Reservoirs (Kayla Gerber and Zachary Peterson)

2012

Sand dredging effects on fishes and fish habitat in the Kansas River (Jason Fischer)

Recruitment of Fishes in the Kansas River (Joe Gerken)

2010

Effects of Zebra Mussels on Reservoir Aquatic Communities (Andrea Severson)

2009

Impacts of Road Crossings on Prairie Stream Fishes (Wes Bouska)

Developing Conservation Priorities to Protect Fish Biodiversity in the Lower Colorado River Basin (Kristen Pitts)

2008

Evaluation of Sampling Methods and Habitat Use of Missouri River Fishes (Joshua Schloesser)

Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance of Fish Community and Food Web Structure in a Great Plains River (Jeff Eitzmann)

2007

Structural Organization of Great Plains Stream Fish Assemblages: Implications for Sampling and Conservation (Jesse Fischer)

Native Fish Conservation in the Great Plains (Jesse Fischer)

2006

Evaluation of flathead catfish populations in the Kansas River (Andy Makinster)

Effects of water willow establishment on littoral assemblages in Kansas reservoirs: Focus on Age-0 largemouth bass (Timothy R. Strakosh)

2005

Population dynamics of blue suckers in the Kansas River (Jeff Eitzmann)

2003

Evaluation of habitat enhancement structure use by spotted bass in natural and experimental streams (Stanley L. Proboszcz)

2002

Abiotic Factors and Species Interactions that Influence Recruitment of Walleyes in Kansas Reservoirs (Michael C. Quist)

2000

Growth of fishes in the Missouri River and Lower Yellowstone River, and factors influencing recruitment of freshwater drum in the lower channelized Missouri River (Patrick J. Braaten)

Habitat use and movement of spotted bass in Otter Creek, Kansas (Travis B. Horton)

Population characteristics of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis larvae and adults in the Missouri River and interspecific dynamics with paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Sally J. Schrank)

Density, growth, mortality, food habits, and lipid content of age-0 largemouth bass in El Dorado Reservoir, Kansas (Jeffry A. Tripe)

1999

Structure and function of fish communities in streams on Fort Riley Military Reservation (Michael C. Quist)

1997

Characteristics of spotted bass in southeast Kansas streams (Jeff S. Tillma)

1995 Kansas licensed angler use and preference survey and attitudes towards angling by secondary education students (Matthew N. Burlingame)

1996

Effects of tree revetments on the abiotic and biotic components in two Kansas streams (Jennifer R. Wiens)


Abstracts and theses of projects completed before these years can be found by year on the Alumni page. Click here to go to the Alumni page.