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Welcome to the updated Research Unit website. The web pages at this site are frequently updated. Be sure to check the Unit News, Current Projects and Completed Projects pages for the latest information.


In September 2017, David Haukos, Dan Sullins, Jonathan Lautenbach, Bram Verheijen, Adela Annis, Alix Godar, Chris Gulick and Caroline Skidmore attended The Wildlife Society's 24th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nine presentations were made.

In February 2017, David Haukos, Jonathan Lautenbach, Dan Sullins, Alixandra Godar, Adela Annis, Caroline Skidmore, Willow Malone, Sarah Ogden and Chelsea Sink attended the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nine presentations were made.

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.

Article on Lesser Prairie Chickens in Science magazine, June 18, 2015.

Site last updated on October 5, 2017.

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