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Bibliography: Wildlife in Sagebrush Ecosystems

Beck, J.L., J.W. Connelly and Kerry P. Reese. 2008. Recovery of Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Features in Wyoming Big Sagebrush following Prescribed Fire. Restoration Ecology 17(3): 393-403. Available here.

Bishop, C.J. 2007. Effect of Enhanced Nutrition During Winter on the Uncompaghre Plateau Mule Deer Population. Doctoral Dissertation. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO. Available here.

Canadian Sage Grouse Recovery Team. 2001. Canadian sage grouse recovery strategy. Canadian Sage Grouse Recovery Team. Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, Regina, Saskatchewan and Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Clark, W.H. and P. Blom. 1992. Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus Townsend, predation on a mating swarm of the harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex salinus Olsen. Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science 28:28-31. Available here.

Connelly, J.W. and C.E. Braun. 1997. Long-term changes in sage grouse Centrocercus urophasianus populations in western North America. Wildlife Biology 3:229-234.

Connelly, J.W., S.T. Knick, C.E. Braun, W.L. Baker, E.A. Beever, T. Christiansen, K.E. Doherty, E.O. Garton, S.E. Hanser, D.H. Johnson, M. Leu, R.F. Miller, D.E. Naugle, S.J. Oyler-McCance, D.A. Pyke, K.P. Reese, M.A. Schroeder, S.J. Stiver, B.L. Walker and M.J. Wisdom. 2011. Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse. Pages 549-646 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly, editors. Greater Sage-Grouse: ecology and conservation of landscape species and its habitats. Studies in Avian Biology No. 38. University of California, Berkley. Available here.

Connelly, J.W., M.A. Schroeder, A.R. Sands, and C.E. Braun. 2000. Guidelines to manage sage grouse populations and their habitats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:967-985. Available here.

Crawford, J.A., R.A. Olson, N.E. West, J.C. Mosley, M.A. Schroeder, T.D. Whitson, R.F. Miller, M.A. Gregg, and C.S. Boyd. 2004. Synthesis paper: Ecology and management of sage-grouse and sage-grouse habitat. Journal of Range Management 57(1):2-19. Available here.

Davies, K. W., G. Collins, and C. S. Boyd. 2014. Effects of feral free-roaming horses on semi-arid rangeland ecosystems: an example from the sagebrush steppe. Ecosphere 5(10):127. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00171.1. Available here.

Dahlgren, D.K., R. Chi and T.A. Messmer. 2006. Greater Sage-Grouse Response to Sagebrush Management in Utah. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:975-985. Available here.

Dickson, B.G., E. Fleishman, D.S. Dobkin and S.R. Hurteau. 2009. Relationship Between Avifaunal Occupancy and Riparian Vegetation in the Central Great Basin (Nevada, U.S.A.). Restoration Ecology 17(5):722-730. Available here.

Dobkin, D.S., and J.D. Sauder. 2004. Shrubsteppe landscapes in jeopardy. Distributions, abundances, and the uncertain future of birds and small mammals in the Intermountain West. High Desert Ecological Research Institute, Bend, OR. Available here.

Fleishman, E. and D.S. Dobkin. 2009. Current and Potential Future Elevational Distributions of Birds Associated with Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands in the Central Great Basin, U.S.A. Restoration Ecology 17(5):731-739. Available here.

Holldobler, B. and E.O. Wilson. 1990. The Ants. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 732 p. Available here.

Holmes, A.L. and R.F. Miller 2010. State-and-Transition Models for Assessing Grasshopper Sparrow Habitat Use. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1834-1840. Available here.

Knick, S.T. and J. W. Connelly, editors. 2011. Greater Sage-Grouse: ecology and conservation of landscape species and its habitats. Studies in Avian Biology No. 38. University of California, Berkley. More information available here.

Knick, S.T., D.S. Dobkin, J.T. Rotenberry, M.A. Schroeder, M.W. Vander Haegen and C. Van Riper III. 2003. Teetering on the edge or too late? Conservation and research issues for avifauna of sagebrush habitats. Condor 105:611-634. Available here.

Knick, S.T., A.L. Holmes and R.F. Miller. 2005. The role of fire in structuring sagebrush habitats and bird communities. Studies in Avian Biology 30:63-75. Available here.

Knick, S.T. and J.T. Rotenberry. 1995. Landscape characteristics of fragmented shrubsteppe habitats and breeding passerine birds. Conservation Biology 9:1059-1071. Available here.

Knick, S.T. and J.T. Rotenberry. 2000. Ghosts of habitats past: contribution of landscape change to current habitats used by shrubland birds. Ecology 81:220-227. Available here.

Knick, S.T. and J.T. Rotenberry. 2002. Effects of habitat fragmentation on passerine birds breeding in intermountain shrubsteppe. Studies in Avian Biology 25:130-140.

Knick, S.T., D.S. Dobkin, J.T. Rotenberry, M.A. Schroeder, W.M. Vander Haegen, and C. Van Riper III. 2003. Teetering on the edge or too late? Conservation and research issues for avifauna of sagebrush habitats. Condor 105:611-634. Available here.

McAdoo, J.K, B.W. Schultz and S.R. Swanson. 2003. Habitat management for sagebrush associated wildlife species. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet, FS-03-66. Available here.

McIver J.D., and K. Yandell. 1998. Honeydew harvest in the western thatching ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). American Entomologist 44:30-35.

MontBlanc, E.M., J.C. Chambers, and P.F. Brussard. 2007. Variation in ant populations with elevation, tree cover, and fire in a pinyon-juniper-dominated watershed. Western North American Naturalist 67(4):469-491. Available here.

Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2005. Sage-Grouse. Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet. Number 26. Available here.

Nelle, P.J., K.P. Reese, and J.W. Connelly. 2000. Long-term effects of fire on sage grouse habitat. Journal of Range Management 53(6):586-591. Available here.

Noson, A.C., R.A. Schmitz, and R.F. Miller. 2006. Influence of Fire and Juniper Encroachment on Birds in High-Elevation Sagebrush Steppe. Western North American Naturalist 66(3):343-353. Available here.

Nowak, R.S., C.L. Nowak, T. DeRocher, N. Cole and M.A. Jones. 1990. Prevalence of Oryzopsis hymenoides near harvester ant mounds: indirect facilitation by ants. Oikos 58:190-198. Available here.

Paige, C. and S.A. Ritter. 1999. Birds in a sagebrush sea: managin sagebrush habitats for bird communities. Partners in Flight Western Working Group, Boise, ID. Available here.

Pyle, W.H. and J.A. Crawford. 1996. Availability of foods of sage grouse chicks following prescribed fire in sagebrush-bitterbrush. Journal of Range Management 49(4):320-324. Available here.

Reinkensmeyer, D.P., R.F. Miller, R.G. Anthony and V.E. Marr. 2007. Avian Community Structure Along a Mountain Big Sagebrush Successional Gradient. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(4):1057-1066. Available here.

Reinkensmeyer, D.P., R.F. Miller, R.G. Anthony, V.E. Marr and C.M. Duncan. 2008. Winter and early spring bird communities in grasslands, shrubsteppe, and juniper woodlands in central Oregon. Western North American Naturalist 68(1): 25-35. Available here.

Rosenstock, S.S. and C. Van Riper III. 2001. Breeding bird responses to juniper woodland expansion. Journal of Range Management 54(3):226-232. Available here.

Rotenberry, J.T. and S.T. Knick. 1999. Multiscale habitat associations of the sage sparrow: implications for conservation biology. Studies in Avian Biology 19:95-103.

Wiens, J.A. and J.T. Rotenberry. 1985. Response of breeding passerine birds to rangeland alteration in a North American shrubsteppe locality. Journal of Applied Ecology 22:655-668. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J., B.C. Wales, M.M. Rowland, M.G. Raphael, R.S. Holthausen, T.D.Rich, and V.A. Saab. 2002. Performance of Greater Sage-Grouse models for conservation assessment in the interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16:1232-1242. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, B.C. Wales, M.A. Hemstrom, W.J. Hann, M.G. Raphael, R.S. Holthausen, R.A. Gravenmier, and T.D. Rich. 2002. Modeled effects of sagebrush-steppe restoration on Greater Sage-Grouse in the interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16:1223-1231. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. 2005. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J., L.H. Suring, M.M. Rowland, R.J. Tausch, R.F. Miller, L. Schueck, C. Wolff Meinke, S.T. Knick, and B.C. Wales. 2003. A prototype regional assessment of habitats for species of conservation concern in the Great Basin Ecoregion and State of Nevada. Version 1.1, September 2003, unpublished report on file at USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 1401 Gekeler Lane, La Grande, OR 97850. Available here.

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