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Pennsylvania Technical Publications

  • Stainbrook, D. P., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2012. Estimating white-tailed deer abundance at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2012/626. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. | Download |
  • Walter, W.D., C. W. Anderson, and K.C. VerCauteren. Recommendations for on-farm wildlife mitigation practices to prevent transmission of bovine tuberculosis between livestock and white-tailed deer. Final Report, Michigan Department of Agriculture-Animal Industry Division.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. Wagner, M. V. Kepler, W. Liu, J. R. Bence, D. B. Hayes, and N. Lester. 2011. Spatial and temporal components of variation in Great Lake percid populations: implications for conservation and management. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, Project Completion Report.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., B. J. Irwin, and T. Wagner. 2011. Summary of outcomes for the structured decision making workshop for catch and release trout regulations. State College, PA.
  • Walter, W.D., C. W. Anderson, M.J. Lavelle, J. W. Fischer, S.E. Hygnstrom, and K.C. VerCauteren. Assessment of methods for redistributing elk to benefit vegetation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Final report, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO.
  • Avery, M.L., J.S. Humphrey, E.A. Tillman, M.P. Milleson, J.W. Fischer, T.S. Daughtery, W.E. Bruce, and W. David Walter. Vulture Movements and Activity at Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SC. Final Report, Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Beaufort, SC.

  • Lorantas, R., Wagner, T., Arnold, D., Detar, J., Kaufmann, M., Kuhn, K., Lorson, R., Wnuk, R., and Woomer, A. 2010. Smallmouth Bass Electrofishing Catch Rate in Large Pennsylvania Rivers and Examination of Smallmouth Bass Recruitment Indices. Technical Report, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Kristine, D., Detar, J., Lorantas, R., Lorson, R., Wagner, T., and DeMario, D. 2010. Biological Assessment of Experimental Panfish Enhancement Regulations on Select Pennsylvania Impoundments. Technical Report, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., and S. A. Christensen. 2009. Movement and habitat use of sika and white-tailed deer on Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2009/140. National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA. | Download |
  • Diefenbach, D., W. Vreeland, and K. M. Heister. 2008. Statistical Analysis of Understory Vegetation Data from Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania, 1993–2003. Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2008/118. National Park Service. Philadelphia, PA. | Download |
  • Jones, M. L., Arts, M. T., Faisal, M., Ebener, M P., Wagner, T., Brenden T. O., Honeyfield D., and Wright, G. 2008. Magnitude and potential causes of mortality in four lake whitefish populations in Lakes Michigan and Huron: a multidisciplinary approach. Great Lakes Fishery Trust Project Completion Report.
  • Walter, W.D. Urban Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:680. (Book review).
  • Wagner, T. 2007. The Statistical Power to Detect Temporal Trends in Catch per Unit Effort from Annual Gillnet Surveys for Walleye in Lake Erie. Supplement I. Technical report prepared for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Lake Erie Fisheries Unit, Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit. Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2007-02.
  • Wagner, T. 2007. The Statistical Power to Detect Temporal Trends in Catch per Unit Effort from Annual Gillnet Surveys for Walleye in Lake Erie. Technical report prepared for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, Lake Erie Fisheries Unit, Sandusky Fisheries Research Unit. Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2007-01.
  • Walter, W.D., and D.M. Leslie, Jr. Population characteristics and movements of elk (Cervus elaphus) outside the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Final Report, Federal Aid Project W-148-R Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma City. 203 pp.
  • Walter, W.D. Soay sheep: dynamics and selection in an island population. Journal of Mammalogy 87:181–182. (Book review)

  • Lieb, D. A., R. F. Carline, and H. M. Ingram. 2005. Development of a historical database as a first step in assessing changes in the crayfish fauna of Pennsylvania over the past 100 years. Final Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wild Resources Conservation Program.
  • Lieb, D. A., R. F. Carline, and H. M. Ingram. 2005. Development of a historical database as a first step in assessing changes in crayfish fauna of Pennsylvania over the past 100 years. Final Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wild Resources Conservation Program. 19 pp.
  • Carline, R. F. 2005. Designing a sampling protocol for freshwater mussels in large, Pennsylvania rivers. Final Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. 24 pp.
  • Lieb, D. A., R. F. Carline, and M. Mengel. 2005. Discovery of a member of the Cambarus acuminatus complex (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Pennsylvania with notes on its biology and habitat preferences. Final Report to National Park Service. 20 pp.
  • Carline, R. F., and M. C. Walsh. 2004. Responses of streams to riparian restoration in the Spring Creek watershed, central Pennsylvania. Extended abstract, p. 63-64 in Moore, S. E., R. F. Carline, and J. Dillon. eds. 2004. Working together to ensure the future of wild trout. Proceedings of Wild Trout VIII Symposium - 30th Anniversary, 2004 September 20-22; Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.
  • Carline, R., P. Barry, D. Counahan, D. Argent, and W. Kimmel. 2004. Assessment of the paddlefish reintroduction program in Pennsylvania. Final Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Moore, S. E., R. F. Carline, and J. Dillon. eds. 2004. Working together to ensure the future of wild trout. Proceedings of Wild Trout VIII Symposium - 30th Anniversary, 2004 September 20-22; Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. 398 pages.
  • Storm, G. L., W. L. Palmer, and D. R. Diefenbach. 2003. Ruffed grouse responses to management of mixed oak and aspen communities in central Pennsylvania. Grouse Research Bulletin No. 1, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Carline, R. F., P. Barry, and H. G. Ketola. 2001. Accumulation of PCBs in hatchery trout. Final Report submitted to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Congleton, J., T. Wagner, D. Jones, J. Evavold, B. Sun, and J. Hafner. 2003. Evaluation of the effects of physiological condition on comparative survival of transported juvenile salmon (DACW68-00-C-0030) Annual Report, 2002. US Army Core of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA.
  • Walter, W.D. A tale of two rabbits: New England or Eastern? Connecticut Wildlife 21:8-9.
  • Carline, R. F., C. Gill, K. Patten, and A. Smith. 2001. Effects of bridge and road construction on Spring Creek: Route 26 transportation improvement project. Progress report submitted to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
  • Congleton, J. L., T. Wagner, J. Evavold, D. Fryer, and B. Sun. 2002. Evaluation of physiological changes in migrating juvenile salmonids and effects on performance and survival (DACW68-00-C-0031) Annual Report, 2001. US Army Core of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA.
  • Congleton, J., T. Wagner, J. Evavold, and B. Sun. 2002. Evaluation of the effects of physiological condition on comparative survival of transported juvenile salmon (DACW68-00-C-0030) Annual Report, 2001. US Army Core of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA.
  • Carline, R. F. 2000. Effects of annual electrofishing with high-frequency DC on wild brown trout. pages 227-228, in D. Schill, S. Moore, P. Byroth, and B. Hamre, editors, Wild Trout VII Management in the new millenium: are we ready?
  • Weber, R. J., and R. Carline. 2000. Effects of electrofishing on survival and growth of wild brown trout (Salmo trutta) from central Pennsylvania streams. pages 215-223, in D. Schill, S. Moore, P. Byroth, and B. Hamre, editors, Wild Trout VII Management in the new millenium: are we ready?
  • Myers, W., J. Bishop, R. Brooks, T. O'Connell, D. Argent, G. Storm, J. Stauffer, Jr., and R. Carline. 2000. Pennsylvania Gap Analysis Project. Final Report to USGS Gap Analysis Program.
  • Congleton, J., T. Wagner, W. La Voie, J. Evavold, D Fryer, and B. Sun. 2001. Evaluation of the effects of physiological condition on comparative survival of transported juvenile salmon (DACW68-00-C-0030) Annual Report, 2000. US Army Core of Engineers, Walla Walla District, Walla Walla, WA.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 90

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  2. Pennsylvania Game Commission
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  5. U.S. Geological Survey
  6. Wildlife Management Institute