Publications

Examples of recent peer-reviewed publications for studies conducted on Crane Trust properties, listed in reverse chronological order.

Caven, A. J., King, K. C., Wiese, J. D., and Brinley Buckley, E.M. 2017. A Descriptive Analysis of Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia) Habitat Utilizing   Biological Monitoring Data  along the Big Bend of the Platte River, NE. Journal of Insect Conservation, doi:10.1007/s10841-017-9968-0.

Brinley Buckley, E.M., Allen, C.R., Caven, A. J., Farrell, M., and Forsberg, M. 2017. Capturing change: The duality of time-lapse imagery to acquire data and  depict ecological dynamics. Ecology and Society, In Press.

Wiese, J.D., K.C. King, A.J. Caven, and N. Arcilla. 2017. Winter predation of an adult Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera) likely committed by a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in central Nebraska. Collinsorum. 6(1): 14-19.

Wiese, J.D., E.D. Plock, and K. Geluso. 2016. Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) Mortality Due to Haying Practices in South-central Nebraska. Collinsorum. 5(4): 15-16.

Wiese, J.D., K.C. King, and A.J. Caven. 2016. The Utilization of Senesced Wetland Plant Material by Thamnophis sirtalis as a Thermoregulation Microsite in a Flooded System. Collinsorum. 5(4): 12-14.

Aaron T. Pearse, Mary J. Harner, David M. Baasch, Greg D. Wright, Andrew J. Caven, and Kristine L. Metzger. 2017. Evaluation of Nocturnal Roost and Diurnal Sites Used by Whooping Cranes in the Great Plains, USA. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1209, 29 p.

Wiese, J. D., Caven, A. J., and Brinley Buckley, E. M. 2016. Eastern Racer (Coluber constrictor) Mortality as a Result of Early Emergence from a Man-made Structure Hibernaculum in South-central Nebraska. Collinsorum 5(1): 3-5.

McLean, R.P., G.D. Wright, and K. Geluso. 2015. Cope’s Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis) along the Platte River, Hall County, Nebraska. Collinsorum 4(1):2-4.

Svoboda, C.T., G.D. Wright, J.D. Frisch, and K. Geluso. 2014. Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis (red-sided gartersnake) diet and accidental morality. Herpetological Review. 45(3): 520-521.

Harner, M.J., A.J. Nelson, K. Geluso, and D.M. Simon. 2014. Chytrid fungus in American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) along the Platte River, Nebraska, USA. Herpetological Review 45(1): 81-86.

Schoenebeck, C.W, and B.C. Peterson. 2014. Evaluation of Hunter Antler-Size Selection through an Age-specific Comparison of Harvested Antler Metrics with Naturally Cast Antlers. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(1): 167-173.

Wright, G.D., M.J. Harner, and J.D. Chambers. 2014. Unusual wintering distribution and migratory behavior of the Whooping Crane (Grus americana) in 2011-2012. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 126(1): 115-120.

Geluso, K., and M.J. Harner. 2013. Reexamination of herpetofauna on Mormon Island, Hall County, Nebraska, with notes on natural history. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 33: 7-20.

Geluso, K., and M.J. Harner. 2013. Nerodia clarkii clarkii(Gulf Saltmarsh Watersnake): Predation. Herpetological Review 44: 156-157.

Geluso, K., B.T. Krohn, M.J. Harner, and M.J. Assenmacher. 2013. Whooping cranes consume plains leopard frogs at migratory stopover sites in Nebraska. The Priairie Naturalist 45: 91-93.

Harner, M.J., J.N. Merlino, and G.D. Wright. 2013. Amphibian chytrid fungus in woodhouse’s toads, plains leopard frogs, and American bullfrogs along the Platte River, Nebraska, USA. Herpetological review 44(3): 459-461.

Jahn, A.E., V.R. Cueto, J.W. Fox, M.S. Husak, D.H. Kim, D.V. Landoll, J.P. Ledezma, H.K. LePage, D.J. Levey, M.T. Murphy, and R.B. Renfrew. 2013. Migration timing and wintering areas of three species of flycatchers (Tyrannus) breeding in the Great Plains of North America. The Auk 130: 247-257.

Renfrew, R.B., D.H. Kim, N. Perlut, J. Smith, J. Fox, and P.P. Marra. 2013. Phenological matching across hemispheres in a long‐distance migratory bird. Diversity and Distributions 19(8): 1008-1019.

Skipper, B.R. and D.H. Kim. 2013. Provisioning rate, dietary composition, and prey selection of breeding bobolinks and grasshopper sparrows. Western North American Naturalist 73: 35-40.

Schoenebeck, C.W, and B.C. Peterson. 2014. Evaluation of Hunter Antler-Size Selection through an Age-specific Comparison of Harvested Antler Metrics with Naturally Cast Antlers. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(1): 167-173.

Vivian, L.A., M. Cavallaro, K. Kneeland, E. Lindroth, W.W. Hoback, K.M. Farnsworth-Hoback, R.R. Harms, and J.E. Foster. 2013. Current known range of the Platte River caddisfly, Ironoquia plattensis, and genetic variability among populations from three Nebraska rivers. Journal of Insect Conservation 17(5): 885-895.

Harner, M.J. and K. Geluso. 2012. Effects of cattle grazing on the Platte River caddisfly (Ironoquia plattensis) in central Nebraska. Freshwater Science 31: 389-394.

Harner, M.J., A.J. Nelson, K. Geluso, and D.M. Simon. 2011. Chytrid fungus in American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) along the Platte River, Nebraska, USA. Herpetological Review 42: 549-551.

Harner, M.J., and D.C. Whited. 2011. Modeling inundation of sloughs to determine changes in suitable habitat for the Platte River caddisfly (Ironoquia plattensis). USFWS report

Geluso, K., M.J. Harner, and L.A. Vivian. 2011. Subterranean behavior and other notes on the Platte River caddisfly (Ironoquia plattensis). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104: 1021-1025.

Ramírez-Yáñez, L.E., F. Chávez-Ramírez, D.H. Kim, and F. Heredia-Pineda. 2011. Grassland bird nesting on restored and remnant prairies in south central Nebraska. Ecological Restoration 29: 8-10.

Meyer, C. K., M. R. Whiles, and S. G. Baer. 2010. Plant community recovery following restoration in temporally variable riparian wetlands. Restoration Ecology 18: 52-64.

Riggins, J.J., C.A. Davis, and W.W. Hoback. 2009. Biodiversity of belowground invertebrates as an indicator of wet meadow restoration success (Platte River, Nebraska). Restoration Ecology 17: 495-505.

Meyer, C.K. and M.R. Whiles. 2008. Macroinvertebrate communities in restored and natural Platte River slough wetlands. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27: 626-639.

Meyer, C.K., S.G. Baer, and M.R. Whiles. 2008. Ecosystem recovery across a chronosequence of restored wetlands in the Platte River valley. Ecosystems 11: 193-208.

Kim, D.H., W.E. Newton, G.R. Lingle, and F. Chavez-Ramirez. 2008. Influence of grazing and available moisture on breeding densities of grassland birds in the central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120: 820-829.

Davis, C.A., J.E. Austin, and D.A. Buhl. 2006. Factors influencing soil invertebrate communities in riparian grasslands of the central Platte River floodplain. Wetlands 26: 438-454.

Whiles, M.R. and B.S. Goldowitz. 2005. Macroinvertebrate communities in Central Platte River wetlands: Patterns across a hydrologic gradient. Wetlands 25: 462-472.

Kim, D. H. 2005. First Nebraska nest record for Henslow’s sparrow. The Prairie Naturalist 37: 171-173.

Henszey, R.J., K. Pfeiffer, and J.R. Keough. 2004. Linking surface- and ground-water levels to riparian grassland species along the Platte River in Central Nebraska, USA. Wetlands 24: 665-687.

Davis, C.A. 2003. Habitat use and migration patterns of sandhill cranes along the Platte River, 1998-2001. Great Plains Research 13: 199-216.

Whiles, M.R. and B.S. Goldowitz. 2001. Hydrologic influences on insect emergence production from central Platte River wetlands. Ecological Applications 11: 1829-1842.

Alexander, K.D. and M.R. Whiles. 2000. A new species of Ironoquia (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) from an intermittent slough of the central Platte River, Nebraska. Entomological News 111: 1-7.

Whiles, M.R., B.S. Goldowitz, and R.E. Charlton. 1999. Life history and production of a semi-terrestrial limnephilid caddisfly in an intermittent Platte River wetland. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 18: 533-544.

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