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Welcome to the updated Research Unit website. Feel free to look around the site and see all the new additions it has to offer.


In October 2014, David Haukos and Brian Kearns made presentations at The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference in Destin, Florida.

In September 2014, Brian Kearns, John Kraft, Jonathan Lautenbach, Joseph Lautenbach, Willow Malone, Sarah Ogden, Reid Plumb, Samantha Robinson and Dan Sullins attended the 2014 Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists held at Estes Park, Colorado. Five presentations and one poster were presented.

In August 2014, Jane Fencl, Kayla Gerber, Sean Hitchman, and Zachary Peterson gave presentations at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Quebec.

Right: Black-tailed prairie dog with a radio collar at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

Featured Research Project

Left: Lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus).

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Habitat Use, Survival, and Recruitment in Kansas

Investigators: Joseph Lautenbach, Reid Plumb, John Kraft, Dan Sullins, Samantha Robinson, Beth Ross, David Spencer and David Haukos

Progress and Results:Lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus; hereafter LPC) currently exist in scattered populations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico. Each population is associated with unique habitat types and patch sizes; experiencing different population trajectories from severe decline to relatively stable or, rarely, increasing. For more information about this project, click here.

Site last updated on October 23, 2014

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