• Collection of Scientific Specimens:Benefits for Biodiversity Sciences and Limited Impacts on Communities of Small Mammals 

      Hope, Andrew G.; Sandercock, Brett; Malaney, Jason L. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Despite increasing use of specimens from natural-history collections, continued field sampling has met with growing resistance attributable to changing societal values. Widespread perception persists that the removal of ...
    • Composition and Drivers of Gut Microbial Communities in Arctic-Breeding Shorebirds 

      Grond, Kirsten; Domingo, Jorge W. Santo; Lanctot, Richard B.; Jumpponen, Ari; Bentzen, Rebecca L.; Boldenow, Megan L.; Brown, Stephen C.; Casler, Bruce; Cunningham, Jenny A.; Doll, Andrew C.; Freeman, Scott; Hill, Brooke L.; Kendall, Steven J.; Kwon, Eunbi; Liebezeit, Joseph R.; Pirie-Dominix, Lisa; Rausch, Jennie; Sandercock, Brett (Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Gut microbiota can have important effects on host health, but explanatory factors and pathways that determine gut microbial composition can differ among host lineages. In mammals, host phylogeny is one of the main drivers ...
    • Demographic drivers of collapse in an island population of Tree Swallows 

      Taylor, Liam U.; Woodworth, Bradley K.; Sandercock, Brett; Wheelwright, Nathaniel T. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Diagnosing causes of population declines requires an understanding of the contributions of demographic vital rates to interannual variability and long-term changes in population size. At Kent Island, New Brunswick, Canada, ...
    • Effects of Landscape Characteristics on Annual Survival of Lesser Prairie-Chickens 

      Robinson, Samantha G.; Haukos, David A.; Plumb, Reid T.; Kraft, John D.; Sullins, Daniel S.; Lautenbach, Joseph M.; Lautenbach, Jonathan D.; Sandercock, Brett; Hagen, Christian A.; Bartuszevige, Anne; Rice, Mindy A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Agriculture and development have caused landscape change throughout the southwestern Great Plains in the range of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). Landscape alteration within the lesser prairie-chicken ...
    • Effects of leg flags on nest survival of four species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds 

      Weiser, Emily L.; Lanctot, Richard B.; Brown, Stephen C. W.; Gates, H. River; Bentzen, Rebecca L.; Boldenow, Megan L.; Cunningham, Jenny A.; Doll, Andrew; Donnelly, Tyrone F.; English, Willow B.; Franks, Samantha E.; Grond, Kirsten; Herzog, Patrick; Hill, Brooke L.; Kendall, Steve; Kwon, Eunbi; Lank, David B.; Liebezeit, Joseph R.; Rausch, Jennie; Saalfeld, Sarah T.; Taylor, Audrey R.; Ward, David H.; Woodard, Paul F.; Sandercock, Brett (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Marking wild birds is an integral part of many field studies. However, if marks affect the vital rates or behavior of marked individuals, any conclusions reached by a study might be biased relative to the general population. ...
    • Effects of patch-burn grazing on breeding density and territory size of Dickcissels 

      Verheijen, Bram H.F.; Clipp, Hannah L.; Bartolo, Alessandro; Jensen, William E.; Sandercock, Brett (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Ongoing habitat loss and intensification of management of remaining grasslands have led to large population declines of grassland songbirds in North America. As an alternative to intensive and homogeneous use of rangelands, ...
    • Geographic variation in the intensity of warming and phenological mismatch between Arctic shorebirds and invertebrates 

      Kwon, Eunbi; Weiser, Emily L.; Lanctot, Richard B.; Brown, Stephen C.; Gates, Heather R.; Gilchrist, Grant; Kendall, Steve J.; Lank, David B.; Liebezeit, Joseph R.; McKinnon, Laura; Nol, Erica; Payer, David C.; Rausch, Jennie; Rinella, Daniel J.; Saalfeld, Sarah T.; Senner, Nathan R.; Smith, Paul A.; Ward, David; Wisseman, Robert W.; Sandercock, Brett (Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Responses to climate change can vary across functional groups and trophic levels, leading to a temporal decoupling of trophic interactions or “phenological mismatches.” Despite a growing number of single-species studies ...
    • Prevailing weather conditions and dietcomposition affect chick growth and survival in the black-legged kittiwake 

      Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; May, Roelof Frans; Barrett, Robert; Langset, Magdalene; Sandercock, Brett; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      To identify priorities for management of seabirds during the breeding season, it is important to understand the ecological mechanisms driving chick growth and survival. In this study, we examined the effects of diet and ...
    • Strategic conservation for lesser prairie-chickens among landscapes of varying anthropogenic influence 

      Sullins, Daniel S.; Haukos, David A.; Lautenbach, Joseph M.; Lautenbach, Jonathan D.; Robinson, Samantha G.; Rice, Mindy B.; Sandercock, Brett; Kraft, John D.; Plumb, Reid T.; Reitz, Jonathan H.; Hutchinson, J.M. Shawn; Hagen, Christian A. (Journal article, 2019)
      For millennia grasslands have provided a myriad of ecosystem services and have been coupled with human resource use. The loss of 46% of grasslands worldwide necessitates the need for conservation that is spatially, temporally, ...