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Recent Publications and Reports
Recent Publications and Reports
Gunnison Sage Grouse

Annual Avian Programs 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

Apa, A.D., T.R. Thompson and K.P. Reese. 2017. Juvenile greater sage-grouse survival, movements, and recruitment in Colorado . Journal of Wildlife Management 81(4):652–668.

Rice, M.B, L.G. Rossi and A.D. Apa. 2016. Seasonal habitat use by greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus on a landscape with low density oil and gas development . PLoS ONE 11(10): e0165399. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0165399 .

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

Gerber, B., M. Hooten, C. Peck, M. Rice, J. Gammonley, A.D. Apa and A. Davis. 2018. Accounting for location uncertainty in azimuthal telemetry data improves ecological inference. Movement Ecology 6:14

Apa, A.D. and L.A. Wiechman. 2016. Captive-breeding of captive and wild-reared Gunnison sage-grouse. Zoo Biology 35: 70–75.

Apa, A.D. and L.A. Wiechman. 2015. Captive-rearing of Gunnison sage-grouse from egg collection to adulthood to foster proactive conservation and recovery of a conservation-reliant species . Zoo Biology 34: 438–452 .

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. 


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.