Jennifer Zavaleta presented three papers at the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
• Zavaleta, Jennifer C., Blake G. Grisham, David Haukos and Clint Boal. Invertebrates of Sand Shinnery Oak Communities and the Influence of Lesser Prairie-chicken Brood Survival.
• Zavaleta, Jennifer C., Patricia Maloney and David Haukos. Understanding the Human Component for Conservation in the Sand Shinnery Oak Grasslands.
• Grisham, Blake A., Jennifer Zavaleta, Clint W. Boal, and David Haukos. Management of Lesser Prairie-chicken Populations in Shinnery Oak-grasslands: Priorities and Future Directions.
Andrew Stetter and Rachel Pigg gave presentations at the Graduate Student Research Forum, Division of Biology, KSU. The following pappers were presented:
• Stetter, Andrew, Jeffrey Warren and David Haukos. Duckling survival at the edge of scaup range in Montana.
• Pigg, Rachel, Amanda Goldberg, Dean Biggins and Jack Cully, Jr. Local scale movement of a highly social grassland mammal: insights from field observations.
David Haukos and Jennifer Zavaleta attended the Society for Range Management Annual
Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Haukos made the presentation, "Lesser Prairie-Chicken Response
to Restoration of Sand Shinnery Oak Grasslands in Eastern New Mexico."
David Haukos presented a plenary paper to the Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife
Society meeting and met with Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife concerning research projects.
Andrew Stetter participated in the 50th Central Flyway Wing-Bee held at Emporia, KS.
Martha Mather met with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officials
in Emporia concerning research projects.
Andrew Stetter was awarded the 2013 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters's Conference Scholarship. The amount of the award was $1,000.00. Congratulations Andrew!
David Haukos, Brian Kearns, Andrew Stetter and Reid Plumb attended the North
American Duck Symposium and Workshop in Memphis, TN. Dr. Haukos organized and chaired the Pintail
Action Group at the Symposium. He was also author or co-author on six papers presented at the
Symposium. Andrew Stetter presented a poster at the conference.
Unit Alumnus Jan F. Kamler (M.S., 1998) was featured in an article about Asiatic wild dogs or dholes, published by the People's Trust for Endangered Species.
http://www.savingcatsanddogs.org/stories/right-to-roam-for-dholes/. For more information about
Dr. Kamler's research, visit his web site at: http://www.janfkamler.com/
Martha Mather attended an M.S. defense as Major Professor at the
University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
David Haukos, Martha Mather, Joseph Smith, Jane Fencl, Kayla Gerber, Sean Hitchman, Zachary Peterson and Jacob Danner attended the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Wichita, KS. The following papers were presented:
• Haukos, D. A., J. Zavaleta, and C. Boal. Restoration of Sand Shinnery Oak Grasslands Using Prescribed Grazing and Herbicides.
• Smith, J. M., M. E. Mather, S. M. Hitchman, and J. S. Fencl. Stopping Biodiversity Loss: An Evaluation of Metrics that Quantify the Compositions of Fish Communities in Aquatic Ecosystems.
• Gerber, K., M. E. Mather, Z. Peterson, J. E. Smith, and J. Goeckler. Where are those $$#@@ Fish? Distribution and Movement of a Top Predator (Blue Catfish) in a Large, Highly-variable Midwestern Reservoir.
Joseph Smith gave a departmental seminar at Emporia State University. The seminar title was, "Beaver dams maintain fish biodiversity
throughout a riverscape by increasing habitat heterogeneity".
David Haukos organized and hosted a symposium, "Multi-scale Modeling for Conservation of
Migratory Birds" for The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.
David Haukos was co-author of a paper presented at The Wildlife Society Annual
Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The paper titled, "A Modeling Framework to Integrate Harvest and Habitat
Management of North American Waterfowl: Case-study of Northern Pintail Metapopulation
Dynamics" was presented by Brady J. Mattson, U.S. Geological Survey. Other co-authors were:
Mike C. Runge, Jim H. Devries, G. Scott Boomer, John M. Eadie, Joe P. Fleskes, David N.
Koons, Wayne E. Thogmartin, and Robert G. Clark.
Gene Albanese presented a paper, "A Multi-scale Examination of Stopover Habitat
Use by Migrant Shorebirds in the Southern Great Plains" at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in
Martha Mather and David Haukos hosted a "Species Distribution Modeling" workshop.
The presenter was Dr. Adam B. Smith of the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development
at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri.
David Haukos made a presentation at the joint meeting of the Great Plains Landscape
Conservation Cooperative (GPLCC) Steering Committee and Science Committee in Lubbock, Texas.
The annual Coordinating Committee Meeting for the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife
Research Unit was held at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS.
Brian Kearns, Joe Lautenbach, Reid Plumb and Andy Stetter joined the Kansas Coop Unit as
graduate students under the direction of David Haukos.
David Haukos met with Texas Tech University faculty in Lubbock, TX on current and future
research projects. He also met with field researcher working on lesser prairie-chicken projects.
David Haukos participated in a Lesser Prairie-chicken planning session for
development of a range-wide conservation in Denver, CO.
David Herzog, David Ostendorf and Robert Hrabik from the Missouri Department of
Conservation collaborated Martha Mather and her graduate students on the use of the mini-
Missouri trawl for fisheries research projects.
Jane Fencl and Sean Hitchman attended the Aquatic GIS Workshop in St. Louis, MO.
Ely Sprenkle, Jason Goeckler, Ron Marteney, John Reinke from the Kansas Department of
Wildlife, Parks and Tourism collaborated with Martha Mather and her graduate students in the
tagging of blue catfish at Milford Lake, KS.
David Haukos attended the Playa Lakes Joint Venture Science Advisory Team meeting in
Kayla Gerber, Sean Hitchman and Zach Peterson attended the Motorboat Operator Certification
Course in Brookings, SD.
Dave Haukos attended a research meeting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 2 Bird
Office and GPLCC personnel in Albuquerque, NM.
Gene Albanese presented a paper, "Spatiotemporal scaling of North American continental
interior wetlands: Implications for shorebird conservation" at the U.S.-International Association
of Landscape Ecology annual meeting in Newport, RI. Co-authors were Craig A. Davis
(Oklahoma State University) and Bradley W. Compton (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).
Dave Haukos attended a research meeting on the Texas Gulf Coast with biologists of the U.S.
Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stephen F. Austin State University, and
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Winnie, TX.
Jason Fischer defended his Master’s
thesis, “Influence of Sand Dredging andth Oer Anthropogenic Disturbances
on Fish and Habitat in the Kansas River.”
David Haukos and Martha Mather attended the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism meeting in Salina, KS.
David Haukos attended the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society meeting in Fort Worth, TX. He was co-author of seven presentations at the meeting:
• Aerial surveys for lesser prairie-chicken leks: detectability and
disturbance response. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting,
Texas Chapter of The
Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. J.T. McRoberts presenting.
• The predicted influence of climate change on lesser prairie-chicken reproductive parameters. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. B.A. Grisham presenting.
• Community response to use of
prescribed grazing and herbicide for restoration of sand shinnery oak grasslands. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting,
Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. J.C. Zavaleta presenting.
• Nest success and nest site selection of black-necked stilts on the Texas Chenier Plain National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. T.V. Riecke presenting.
• Potential climate change impacts to mottled ducks on the Chenier Plain Region of Texas. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. J.A. Moon presenting.
• American woodcock (Scolopax minor) habitat suitability and occupancy in eastern Texas. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. D.S. Sullins presenting.
• Potential exposure to environmental lead in mottled ducks (Anas fulvigula) on the Texas Chenier Plains National Wildlife Refuge Complex. 2012. 48th Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fort Worth, Texas. S.K. McDowell presenting. Poster
David Haukos participated in the
Southern Plains Conference in Muleshoe, TX as a panel
member, and attended a coastal waterfowl/wetland research meeting in Nacogdoches, TX.
Amanda Goldberg defended her Master’s thesis titled, “Apparent Survival, Dispersal, and Abundance of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs.”
Jane Fencl, Kayla Gerber, Sean Hitchman and Zach Peterson joined the Kansas Coop Unit as graduate students under the direction of Martha Mather.
Gene Albanese, David Haukos, Jason Fischer, Joe Gerken, Jane Fencl, Kayla Gerber, Sean Hitchman and Zach Peterson attended the Kansas Natural Resources Conference in Wichita, KS. Jason Fischer made the following presentation:
• Influence of In-Stream and Watershed Alterations on Sandbars and Islands in the Kansas River.
David Haukos attended the Playa Lakes Joint Venture (PLJV) meeting as a member of the Science Advisory Team in Lubbock, TX.
Jack Cully, Rachel Pigg, Amanda Goldberg, Joe Gerken and Jason Fischer attended the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Des Moines, IA. The following papers were presented:
• Goldberg, A., J. F. Cully. Apparent Survival of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs at Four Small National Parks Using the Robust Design in Program MARK. Contributed Poster Presentation.
• Pigg, R., T. Johnson, and J. F. Cully. The influence of landscape features on the disease ecology of sylvatic plague. Contributed Poster Presentation.
• Fischer, J. Habitat and Fish Community Response to Sand Dredging In a Large Great Plains River.
• Gerken, J. E. Can silver carp be controlled? Population level response to various management regimes.
Martha Mather attended a Ph.D. dissertation defense as Major Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
David Haukos met with U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials to discuss ongoing research projects in Canyon, TX.