Publications

Includes research led by Crane Trust staff, with acknowledged Crane Trust support, or conducted on Crane Trust properties.

Wiese, J.D., B. Krohn, and A. J. Caven. Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) Mortality likely Resulting from Cold Exposure Following Late Winter Hibernaculum Emergence. Collinsorum 6: 15-16.

Johnson, O.J., and K. Geluso. 2017. Distributional and reproductive records of bats from south-central Nebraska. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 347:1-15.

Brinley Buckley, E. M., C. R. Allen, M. Forsberg, M. Farrell, and A. J. Caven. 2017. Capturing change: the duality of time-lapse imagery to acquire data and depict ecological dynamics. Ecology and Society 22 (3):30.

Caven, A.J., K.C. King, J.D. Wiese, and E.M. Brinley Buckley. 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 21:183-205.

Dority, B.R., R. Thompson, S. Kaskie, and L. Tschauner. 2017. The economic impact of the annual Crane migration on Central Nebraska. College of Business and Technology, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney Nebraska, USA, 27 p.

Pearce, A.T., M.J. Harner, D.M. Baasch, G.D. Wright, A.J. Caven, and K.L. Metzger. 2017. Evaluation of nocturnal roost and diurnal sites used by Whooping Cranes in the Great Plains, USA. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1209, 29 p.

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., A.J. Caven, and E.M. Brinley Buckley. 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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

Pearse, A.T., D.A. Brandt, W.C. Harrell, K.L. Metzger, D.M. Baasch, and T.J. Hefley. 2015. Whooping Crane stopover site use intensity within the Great Plains. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1166, 12 p.

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. 

Krapu, G.L., D.A. Brandt, P.J Kinzel, and A.T. Pearse. 2014. Spring migration ecology of the mid‐continent sandhill crane population with an emphasis on use of the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Wildlife Monographs 189(1):1-41.

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.

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. Nerodia clarkii clarkii (Gulf Saltmarsh Watersnake): Predation. Herpetological Review 44:156-157.

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., B.T. Krohn, M.J. Harner, and M.J. Assenmacher. 2013. Whooping Cranes consume plains leopard frogs at migratory stopover sites in Nebraska. The Prairie 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.

Schoenebeck, C.W., B.C. Peterson, and J.A. Obermiller. 2013. Accuracy of antler metrics in predicting age of white-tailed deer and mule deer. Great Plains Research 23:33-37. 

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.

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.

Anderson, J. D. 2012. Influence of habitat heterogeneity on small mammals in the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Thesis. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA.

Barceló Llanes, I. 2012. Winter ecology of sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) in northern Mexico. Dissertation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 277 p.

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. 

Buckley, T.J. 2012. Habitat use and abundance patterns of Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska, 2003–2010. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 135 p. 

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. 

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). Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA.

Krapu, G.L., D.A. Brandt, K.L. Jones, and D.H. Johnson. 2011. Geographic distribution of the mid-continent population of Sandhill Cranes and related management applications. Wildlife Monographs 175(1):1-38.

Morton, M. J. 2011. Seed dispersal by wind and birds in a tallgrass prairie: implications for grassland management. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, USA.

Ramirez, L.E. 2011. Impact of alternative range management systems on grasslands in the Central Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Dissertation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 178 p. 

Ramírez-Yáñez, L.E., F.C. 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.

Wills, H.D., K. Geluso, E.J. Smits, J.T. Springer, and W.E. Newton. 2011. Notes on the distribution of eastern woodrats and hispid cotton rats in south-central Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 43(3/4):127-129.

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. 

Ramírez, F.C., and E. Weir. 2010. Wet meadow literature and information review. Draft Report submitted to the Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program, 42 p.

Vivian, L. A. 2010. Updates on the distribution and population status of the Platte River caddisfly, Ironoquia plattensis, and an assessment of threats to its survival. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, USA.

Edwards, R., and E. Thompson. 2009. The economic impact of the Rowe Sanctuary and Sandhill Crane migration of the Central Nebraska Region. Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 41 p. 

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. 

Wright, G.D., T.J. Smith, R.K. Murphy, J.T. Runge, and R.R. Harms. 2009. Mortality of cranes (Gruidae) associated with powerlines over a major roost on the Platte River, Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 41(3/4). 

Kim, D.H., W.E. Newton, G.R. Lingle, and F.C. 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. 

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. 

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.

Nemec, K.T., and T.B. Bragg. 2008. Plant-feeding Hemiptera and Orthoptera communities in native and restored mesic tallgrass prairies. Restoration Ecology 16(2):324-335. 

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(2): 438-454. 

Kinzel, P.J., J.M. Nelson, R.S. Parker, and L.R. Davis. 2006. Spring census of mid-continent sandhill cranes using aerial infrared videography. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(1):70-77. 

Krapu, G., D. Brandt, D. Buhl, and G. Lingle. 2006. Evidence of a decline in fat storage by mid-continental Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska during spring: a preliminary assessment. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 9:179-184.

Renfrew, R.B., D.H. Johnson, G.R. Lingle, and W.D. Robinson. 2006. Avian response to meadow restoration in the central great plains. Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 20:313-324.

Stoll, J.R., R.B. Ditton, and T.L. Eubanks. 2006. Platte river birding and the spring migration: humans, value, and unique ecological resources. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 11(4):241-254. 

Currier, P.J. 2005. An adaptive approach to river channel management on the Platte River in central Nebraska. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 9:151-154.

Davis, C. 2005. Breeding bird communities in riparian forests along the Central Platte River, Nebraska. Great Plains Research 15:199-211.

Farmer, A.H., B.S. Cade, J.W. Terrell, and J.H. Henriksen. 2005. Evaluation of Models and Data for Assessing Whooping Crane Habitat in the Central Platte River, Nebraska. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5123, 78 p.

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

LaGrange, T. 2005. Guide to Nebraska’s Wetlands and their Conservation Needs: Second Edition. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Publications. 37.

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

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. 

Wu, W. 2003. Riverine landscape of the middle Platte River: Hydrological connectivity and physiochemical heterogeneity. Dissertation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln., Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 212 p.

Jones, K.L., T.C. Glenn, R.C. Lacy, J.R. Pierce, N. Unruh, C.M. Mirande, and F.C. Ramirez. 2002. Refining the Whooping Crane studbook by incorporating microsatellite DNA and leg-banding analyses. Conservation Biology 16(3): 789-799. 

Austin, J.E., and A.L. Richert. 2001. A comprehensive review of observational and site evaluation data of migrant whooping cranes in the United States, 1943-1999. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, 164 p.

Davis, C.A. 2001. Abundance and habitat associations of birds wintering in the Platte River Valley, Nebraska. Great Plains Research 11:233-248. 

Davis, C.A. 2001. Nocturnal roost site selection and diurnal habitat-use by Sandhill Cranes during spring in central Nebraska. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 8:48-56. 

Fairfax, S. K., and D. L. Guenzler. 2001. Conservation Trusts. University of Kansas Press: Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

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.

Currier, P.J., and C.A. Davis. 2000. The Platte as a Prairie River: A response to Johnson and Boettcher. Great Plains Research 10:69-84.

Davis, C.A. 1999. Migration chronology and habitat use by Sandhill Cranes in Central Nebraska. Proceedings of the Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium 10:41.

Goldowitz, B.S., and M. R. Whiles. 1999. Investigations of Fish, Amphibians, and Aquatic Invertebrate Species within the Middle Platte River System. Final Report submitted to the Platte Watershed Program, University of Nebraska- Lincoln and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Cooperative Agreement No. X99708101), Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 32 p.

Helzer, C.J., and D.E. Jelinski. 1999. The relative importance of patch area and perimeter–area ratio to grassland breeding birds. Ecological Applications 9(4):1448-1458.

Jenkins, A. 1999. The Platte River cooperative agreement: a basinwide approach to endangered species issues. Great Plains Research 9:95-113.

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.

Currier, P. J. 1998. Wetland restoration on the Platte River floodplain in Nebraska. In S. K. Mujdar, E. W. Miller, and F. J. Brenner, editors. Ecology of wetlands and associated systems. Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Easton, Pennsylvania, USA, 611–627 p.

Solberg, J.W. 1998. 1997 Coordinated Spring Mid-Continent Sandhill Crane Survey.

Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Whiles, M.R., and B.S. Goldowitz. 1998. Biological responses to hydrologic fluctuation in wetland sloughs of the Central Platte River. Proceedings of the Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium 9:3-18.

Currier, P.J. 1997. Woody vegetation expansion and continuing declines in open channel habitat on the Platte River in Nebraska. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 7:141-152. 

Bedell, P. 1996. Evidence of Dual Breeding Ranges for the Sedge Wren in the Central Great Plains. The Wilson Bulletin 108(1):115-122.

Currier, P.J. 1996. Channel changes in the Platte River Whooping Crane critical habitat area 1984- 1995. The Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 32 p.

Currier, P.J., and R.J. Henszey. 1996. Platte River wet meadows: A primer on their flora, fauna, hydrology, management, and restoration. Draft submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Project No. 14-16-0006-90-917), Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 25 p.

Currier, P.J., and G.R. Lingle. 1996. Wild Rose wetland restoration project. Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Project No. 14-48-0006-92-925), Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 10 p.

Ekstein, J.D., and S.E. Hygnstrom. 1996. Fate of wetlands associated with the Central Nebraska irrigation Canal System. Great Plains Research (6):41-60. 

Goldowitz, B.S. 1996. Qualitative comparison of long term changes in the habitats and fish species composition of the Platte and North Platte rivers of Nebraska. Platte River Biodiversity Studies. Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Project No. 14-16-0006-90-917), Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 15 p.

Lingle, G. 1996. 1995 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 67(supplement):76–77.

Lingle, G. 1996. 1995 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. Journal of Field Ornithology 67(supplement):86–87

Currier, P.J. 1995. Relationships between vegetation, groundwater hydrology, and soils on Platte River wetland meadows. Proceedings of the Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium 6:23.

Currier, P.J., and B.S. Goldowitz. 1995. Artificially constructed backwaters and their impact on groundwater levels beneath an adjacent wet meadow on the Platte River in central Nebraska. Proceedings of the Platte River Basin Ecosystem Symposium 6:202-222.

Faanes, C.A., and G.R. Lingle. 1995. Breeding birds of the Platte River Valley of Nebraska. U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA.

Lingle, G. 1995. 1994 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. Journal of Field Ornithology 66(supplement):111–112.

Lingle, G. 1995. 1994 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 66(supplement):100–101.

Currier, P.J. 1994. Restoration of functioning wet meadows on the Platte River— experimenting with reseeding, constructed wetlands, and hydrology. Final report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Project No. 14-16-0006-90-917), Grand Island, Nebraska, USA. Proceedings of the Platte River Basin Symposium 1993-95, 27 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1994. Birding crane river: Nebraska’s Platte. Harrier Publishing, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 124 p.

Lingle, G.R., S. Bergman, and J. Liske. 1994. 1993 breeding bird census— Subirrigated grassland and native hay, wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 65:107-108, 122-123.

Solberg, J.W. 1994. 1993 Coordinated Spring Mid-Continent Sandhill Crane Survey. Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Wesche, T.A., O.D. Skinner, and R.J. Henszey. 1994. Platte River wetland hydrology study. Final report prepared for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation by Wyoming Water Resources Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 165 p.

Currier, P.J., and G.R. Lingle. 1993. Habitat restoration and management for Least Terns and Piping Plovers by the Platte River Trust. In K.F. Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 92 p.

Davis, C.A., and P.A. Vohs. 1993. Availability of earthworms and scarab beetles to Sandhill Cranes in native grasslands along the Platte River. Prairie Naturalist 25:199-211.

Davis, C.A., and P.A. Vohs. 1993. Role of macroinvertebrates in spring diet and habitat use of Sandhill Cranes. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 20:81-86. 

Faanes, C.A., and M.J. LeValley. 1993. Is the distribution of Sandhill Cranes of the Platte River changing? Great Plains Research 3:297-304. 

Kirsch, E.M., and G.R. Lingle. 1993. Habitat use and nesting success of least terns along the Platte River, Nebraska. In Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 92 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1993. Causes of nest failure and mortality of least terns and piping plovers along the central Platte River. In Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 130-134 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1993. Nest success and flow relationships on the Central Platte River. In Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 69-72 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1993. Site fidelity and movements of least terns and piping plovers along the Platte River, Nebraska. In Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 189-191 p.

Lingle, G.R., and J.G. Sidle. 1993. Observations of leg injuries in the piping plover. In Higgins and M.R. Brashler, editors. Proceedings, the Missouri River and its Tributaries: Piping Plover and Least Tern Symposium 1992, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 195 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1993, 1994. Predator management of least tern and piping plover nesting areas on the central Platte River, Nebraska. Annual Reports submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Project No. 14-48-0006-93-906), Grand Island, Nebraska, USA.

Sidle, J.G., H.G. Nagel, R. Clark, C. Gilbert, D. Stuart, and K. Willburn. 1993. Aerial Thermal Infrared Imaging of Sandhill Cranes of the Platte River, Nebraska. Remote Sensing of the Environment 43:333-341.

Solberg, J.W. 1993. 1992 Coordinated spring mid-continent Sandhill Crane survey. Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Davis, C.A., and P.A. Vohs. 1992. The ecology of native grassland macroinvertebrates and feeding ecology of Sandhill Cranes. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 6:175. 

Faanes, A.F. 1992. Factors influencing the future of Whooping Crane habitat on the Platte River in Nebraska. Proceedings 1988 North American Crane Workshop, Lake Wales, Florida, USA, 101-108. 

Faanes, C.A., G.R. Lingle, and D.H. Johnson. 1992. Characteristics of Whooping Crane roost sites in the Platte River. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 6:90-94. 

Freeman, P.W., and K. Perkins. 1992. Survey of mollusks of the Platte River. Final Report submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 35 p.

Lingle, K.L. 1992. Habitat and microhabitat preferences of adult freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Platte River, Nebraska. Thesis. University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, USA, 237 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1992. History and economic impact of crane-watching in Central Nebraska. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 6:33-37. 

Solberg, J.W. 1992. 1991 Coordinated spring mid-continent Sandhill Crane survey. Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Ziewitz, J.W., J.G. Sidle and J.J. Dinan. 1992. Habitat conservation for nesting Least Terns and Piping Plovers along the central Platte River in Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 24:1-20.

Ziewitz, J.W. 1992. Whooping Crane riverine roosting habitat suitability model. Proceedings of the 1988 North American Crane Workshop. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Lake Wales, Florida, USA, 71-81.

Currier, P.J. 1991. Reclamation of crane roosting habitat on the Platte River and restoration of riverine wetlands. Proceedings of the International Crane Workshop, May I-10, 1987, Qiqihar, Peoples Republic of China, 403-407.

Davis, C.A. 1991. The ecology of macroinvertebrates inhabiting native grasslands and their role in the feeding ecology of Sandhill Cranes. Thesis. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 88 p.

Lingle, G., and W. S. Whitney. 1991. 1990 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. Journal of Field Ornithology 62(supplement):84–85.

Lingle, G., and W. S. Whitney. 1991. 1990 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 62(supplement):77–78.

Lingle, G.R., G.A. Wingfield, and J.W. Ziewitz. 1991. The Migration Ecology of Whooping Cranes in Nebraska, USA . In J. Harris, editor. Proceedings 1987 International Crane Workshop, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. USA, 395-401.

Solberg, J.W. 1991. 1990 Coordinated spring mid-continent Sandhill Crane survey. Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Currier, P.J., B.S. Goldowitz, G.R. Lingle, and J.G. VanDerwalker. 1990. Preliminary comments of the Platte River Trust on the deficiency response of the CNPPID and the NPPD for Projects Nos. 1417 and 1835. Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 122 p.

Lingle, G., and P. Bedell. 1990. 1989 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. Journal of Field Ornithology 61(supplement):72–73.

Lingle, G. and P. Bedell. 1990. 1989 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 61(supplement):78–79.

Norling, B.S., S.H. Anderson, and W.A. Hubert. 1990. The influence of water depth, unobstructed area, and disturbance features on the selection of roost sites by Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River, Nebraska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Laramie, Wyoming, USA, Project Report.

Roedel, M. 1990. Unionid molluscs in the Big Bend reach of the Platte River, Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 22:27-32.

Sidle, J.G., M. LeValley, and J.G. VanDerwalker.1990. FERC attempts to protect Platte River. National Wetlands Newsletter 12(4):8-10.

Sidle, J.G., and J.W. Ziewitz. 1990. Use of aerial videography in wildlife habitat studies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 18:56-62.

Solberg, J.W. 1990. 1989 Coordinated spring mid-continent Sandhill Crane survey. Administrative Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Currier, P.J. 1989. Plant species composition and groundwater levels in a Platte River wet meadow. Proceedings of the 11th North American Prairie Conference, 1988, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 19-24. 

Lingle, G.R. 1989. Winter raptor use of the Platte and North Platte River valleys in southcentral Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 21:1-16.

Lingle, G., and P. Bedell. 1989. 1988 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated native hay and grassland. Journal of Field Ornithology 60(supplement): 60–61.

Lingle, G., and P. Bedell. 1989. 1988 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. Journal of Field Ornithology 60(supplement): 65–66.

Lingle, G.R., and P.A. Bedell. 1989. Nesting ecology of Sedge Wrens in Hall County, Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 57:47-49.

Sidle, J.G., E.D. Miller and P.J. Currier. 1989. Changing habitats in the Platte River valley of Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 21:91-104.

Faanes, C.A., and G.R. Lingle. 1988. Length of stay record for a Whooping Crane in Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 20:46.

Jorde, D.G., and G.R. Lingle. 1988. Kleptoparasitism by Bald Eagles wintering in south-central Nebraska. Journal of Field Ornithology 59:183-188. 

Lingle, G.R. 1988. Least Tern and Piping Plover nesting ecology along the central Platte River valley, Nebraska. Report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 56 p.

Lingle, G.R., and G.L. Krapu. 1988. Ingestion of lead shot and aluminum bands by Bald Eagles during winter in Nebraska. Wilson Bulletin 100:326-327. 

VanDerwalker, J.G. 1988. Instream flows for the Big Bend reach of the Platte River. In Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century. American Society of Civil Engineers, Irrigation and Drainage Division, Specialty Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 755-763.

Boyce, M.S. 1987. Time-series analysis and forecasting of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo Whooping Crane population. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 1-9.

Brown, W.M., R.C. Drewien, and E.G. Bizeau. 1987. Mortality of cranes and waterfowl from powerline collisions in the San Luis Valley-Colorado. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 128-136.

Currier, P.J., and J.W. Ziewitz. 1987. The application of a Sandhill Crane model to the management of habitat along the Platte River. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 315-325.

Howe, M.A. 1987. Habitat use by migrating Whooping Cranes in the Aransas-Wood Buffalo corridor. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 303-311 pp.

Kauffeld, J. D. 1987. An avian cholera epizootic among sandhill cranes in Colorado. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 145-148.

Kuyt, E. 1987. Whooping crane migration studies 1981-82. In G. Archibald and R. Pasquier, editors. Proceedings of 1983 International Crane Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, 371-379.

Lingle, G.R. 1987. Status of Whooping Crane migration habitat within the Great Plains of North America. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 331-340.

Nagel, H.G., and O.A. Kolstad. 1987. Comparison of plant species composition of Mormon Island Crane Meadows and Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary in central Nebraska.Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 15:37-48.

Nagel, H.G., and R. Harding. 1987. Effects of water table depth and soil factors on invertebrate populations. Prairie Naturalist 19:251-258.

O’Brien, J.S., and P.J. Currier. 1987. Platte River channel morphology and riparian vegetation changes in the Big Bend Reach and minimum streamflow criteria for channel maintenance. Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA ,47 p.

Stehn, T. V., and E. F. Johnson. 1987. Distribution of winter territories of whooping cranes on the Texas coast. In J. C. Lewis and J. W. Ziewitz, editors. Proceedings 1985 Crane Workshop. Platte River Whooping Crane Habitat Maintenance Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 180-195.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Western Energy Land Use Team). 1987. Proposal for Platte River crane habitat assessment. In G. Archibald and R. Pasquier, editors. Proceedings 1983 International Crane Workshop, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, 439-449.

VanDerwalker, J.G. 1987. Preservation of crane habitat on the Platte River. In G. Archibald and R. Pasquier, editors. Proceedings 1983 International Crane Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA, 425-437.

Lingle, G.R., and G.L. Krapu. 1986. Winter ecology of Bald Eagles in southcentral Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 18:65-78.

Lingle, G.R., K.J. Strom, and J.W. Ziewitz. 1986. Whooping Crane roost site characteristics on the Platte River, Buffalo County, Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 54:36-39. 

Currier, P.J., G.R. Lingle, and J.G. VanDerwalker. 1985. Migratory bird habitat on the Platte and North Platte Rivers in Nebraska. Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 177 p.

Currier, P.J., and J. Stubbendieck. 1985. Woody vegetation control on the Platte: A comparison of chemical and mechanical techniques. Proceedings of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 17:12-13.

Lingle, G.R. and T.E. Labedz. 1985. Breeding birds on Mormon Island Crane Meadows. American Birds 39:114.

Shen, H.W., K.L. Hiew, and E. Loubser. 1985. The potential of modified flow-release rules for Kingsley Dam in meeting crane habitat requirements—Platte River, Nebraska. Colorado Water Resources Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, Completion Report No. 38, 43 p. 

Currier, P.J. 1984. Response of prairie white-fringed orchid to fire and grazing recovery. Restoration and Management Notes 2:28.

Currier, P.J. 1984. Woody vegetation clearing on the Platte River aids restoration of Sandhill Crane roosting habitat (Nebraska). Restoration and Management Notes 2:38.

Lingle, G.R. 1984. Record count for Whooping Cranes on the Platte River. Nebraska Bird Review 52:19.

Lingle, G.R., P.J. Currier, and K.L. Lingle. 1984. Physical characteristics of a Whooping Crane roost site on the Platte River, Hall County, Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 16:39-44.

Lingle, G. R., and K. L. Haugh. 1984. 1983 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. American Birds 38:120.

Lingle, G. R., and K. L. Haugh. 1984. 1983 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. American Birds 38:124–125.

Lingle, G.R. and T.E. Labedz. 1984. An exceptional “fall” migration of shorebirds along the Big Bend reach of the Platte River. Nebraska Bird Review 52:70-71. 

Johnson, R.D., K.L. Verdin, and L.M. Eisel. 1983. Water management alternatives for maintaining Platte River wildlife habitat and Prairie Bend agricultural lands. Wright Water Engineers, Inc., Denver, Colorado, USA.

Lingle, G.R. 1983. A new nesting species for Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 51:86-87. 

Lingle, G.R. 1983. Peregrine Falcon harassing Great Horned Owl. Nebraska Bird Review 51:83.

Lingle, G.R., and K.L. Haugh. 1983. A Mississippi Kite in Hall County, Nebraska. Nebraska Bird Review 51:90.

Lingle, G.R., and K.L. Lingle. 1983. A second Black-shouldered Kite in Nebraska with notes on its food habits. Nebraska Bird Review 51:88.

Lingle, G., and W. S. Whitney. 1983. 1982 Breeding bird census—Subirrigated grassland and native hay. American Birds 37:101.

Lingle, G., and W. S. Whitney. 1983. 1982 Breeding bird census—Wetland sedge meadow I and II. American Birds 37:104.

Verdin, K.L., and L.M. Eisel. 1983. Frequency analysis of potential diversions under revised minimum instream flow requirements for the Platte River near Overton, Nebraska. Wright Water Engineers Inc., Denver, Colorado, USA,

Currier, P.J. 1982. The floodplain vegetation of the Platte River: phytosociology, forest development, and seedling establishment. Dissertation. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. 332 p.

Hay, M.A., and G.R. Lingle. 1982. 1981 Breeding bird censuses along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska. American Birds 36:105-106.

Krapu, G.L., K.J. Reinecke, and C.R. Frith. 1982. Sandhill Cranes and the Platte River. Transactions of the Forty-Seventh North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 47:543-552.

Lingle, G.R., and M.A. Hay. 1982. A checklist of the birds of Mormon Island Crane Meadows. Nebraska Bird Review 50:27-36.

VanDerwalker, J.G. 1982. Instream flows: the next step towards protection. Prairie/Plains Journal 4:26-30.

VanDerwalker, J.G. 1982. Water allocation: why are we failing? Prairie/Plains Journal 3:18-20.

Armbruster, M.J., and A.H. Farmer. 1982. Draft Sandhill Crane habitat suitability model. In J.C. Lewis, editor. Proceedings 1981 Crane Workshop. National Audubon Society, Tavemier, Florida, USA, 136-143.

Cochner, J., and D. Jenson. 1982. 1980 Mormon Island Crane Meadows fish inventory. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 36 p.

Hay, M.A., and G.R. Lingle. 1981. The birds of Mormon Island Crane Meadows. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, USA, 206 p.

Hurr, T.R. 1981. Ground-water hydrology of the Mormon Island Crane meadows wildlife area near Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-1109, 20 p.

Jones, S.M., R.E. Ballinger and J.W. 1981. Nietfeldt. Herpetofauna of Mormon Island preserve, Hall County, Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 13:33-41.

Kolstad, O.A. 1981. A preliminary survey of the vascular flora of Mormon Island Crane Meadows, Hall County. Kearney State College Herbarium, Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska, USA, 58 p.

Lingle, G.R. 1981. Control of woody vegetation in Sandhill Crane habitat on riverine islands. Restoration and Management Notes 1:28-29.

Lingle, G.R. 1981. Inventory of Mormon Island crane meadows underway. Restoration and Management Notes 1:25.

Lingle, G.R. 1981. Mormon Island Crane Meadows: protecting habitat for cranes along the Platte River, Nebraska. In J.C. Lewis, editor. Proceedings 1981 Crane Workshop. National Audubon Society, Tavemier, Florida, USA, 17-21.

Lingle, G.R. 1981. Status of American Woodcock in Nebraska with notes on a recent breeding record. Prairie Naturalist 13:47-51.

Nagel, H.G. 1981. Vegetation and pollination ecology of Crane Meadows. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 80 p.

Ratcliffe, B.C. 1981. A preliminary inventory of the insects of Mormon Island refuge. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 22 p.

Springer, J.T. 1981. Abundance and diversity of mammals on the Crane Meadows. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 39 p.

VanDerwalker, J.G. 1981. The Platte River Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust. In J.C. Lewis, editor. Proceedings 1981 Crane Workshop. National Audubon Society, Tavemier, Florida, USA, 4-6.

Ballinger, R.E. 1980. Amphibians and reptiles of Mormon Island preserve. Report submitted to The Nature Conservancy, Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, 53 p.

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