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Recent Publications and Reports
Recent Publications and Reports
Gunnison Sage Grouse

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Annual Research Reports

​Avian Response to Plague Management

Conrey, R. Y. 2010. Breeding success, prey use, and mark-resight estimation of burrowing owls nesting on black-tailed prairie dog towns: plague affects a non-susceptible raptor. Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Grassland Birds

​Conrey, R. Y., S. K. Skagen, A. A. Yackel Adams, and A. O. Panjabi. 2016. Extremes of heat, drought, and precipitation depress reproductive performance in shortgrass prairie passerines​. Ibis 158:614−629.​

Dreitz, V. J., R. Y. Conrey, and S. K. Skagen. 2012. Drought and cooler temperatures are associated with higher nest survival in Mountain Plovers​. Avian Conservation and Ecology 7:1-13. 

Greater Sage-grouse

Rice, M. B., A. D. Apa, M. L. Phillips, J. H. Gammonley, B. Petch, and K. Eichhoff. 2013. Analysis of regional species distribution models based on combined radio-telemetry datasets from multiple small-scale studies. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:821-831.

Walker, B. L., A. D. Apa, and K. Eichhoff. 2015. Mapping and prioritizing seasonal habitats for greater sage-grouse in northwestern Colorado​. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.962


​Gunnison Sage-grouse

Apa, A. D., L. A. Wiechman, and M. L. Phillips. In Review. Captive-rearing of Gunnison sage-grouse from egg collection to hatch to foster proactive conservation and recovery of a conservation-reliant species. Zoo Biology.

Apa, A. D., L. A. Wiechman, and M. L. Phillips. In Review. Captive-rearing of juvenile and adult Gunnison sage-grouse to foster proactive conservation and recovery of a conservation-reliant species. Zoo Biology.

Davis, A.J. 2012. Gunnison sage-grouse demography and conservation. Dissertation, Colorado State University.

Davis, A.J., M.B. Hooten, M.L. Phillips, and P.F. Doherty, Jr. 2014. An Integrated Modeling Approach to Estimating Gunnison Sage-Grouse Population Dynamics: Combining Index and Demographic Data" Journal of Ecology and Evolution 4:4247-4257.

Davis, A.J., M.L. Phillips, and P.F. Doherty, Jr. 2014. Survival of Gunnison Sage Grouse in Colorado, USA. Journal of Avian Biology 45:online. ​


Waterfowl

Vrtiska, M. P., J. H. Gammonley, L. W. Naylor, and A. H. Raedeke. 2013. Economic and conservation ramifications from the decline of waterfowl hunters. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:380-388.

Vrtiska, M. P., J. H. Gammonley, L. W. Naylor, and A. H. Raedeke. 2013. As waterfowl hunters decline…so do revenues for wetlands conservation. Wildlife Professional 7(2):18-22.​​