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Delineating sandhill crane populations in Minnesota

Duration

May 2014 - June 2017

Narrative

Portions of both he Mid-Continent and Eastern Populations of sandhill cranes breed in Minnesota, but how birds from each population are distributed is not well documented. This project is designed to better understand sandhill crane distribution in Minnesota.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Wolfson, D., J. Fieberg, J. Lawrence, T. Cooper, and D.E. Andersen. 2017. Range overlap between Mid-Continent and Eastern sandhill cranes revealed by GPS-tracking. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:489-498. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.799. Download  | 
  • Wolfson, D.W., J.R. Fieberg, and D.E. Andersen. 2019. Juvenile sandhill cranes exhibit wider ranging and more exploratory movements than adults during the breeding season. Ibis. DOI:10.1111/ibi.12786.

Thesis

  • Wolfson, D.W. 2018. Migratory ecology and movement patterns of Mid-Continent and Eastern sandhill cranes. M.S. thesis, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.Download  | 

Presentations

  • Wolfson, D., D.E. Andersen, T. Cooper, J. Lawrence, and J. Fieberg. 2015. Spatial ecology of sandhill crane populations in Minnesota. Joint Minnesota/Wisconsin Chapters of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Wolfson, D., D.E. Andersen, T.R. Cooper, J. Lawrence, and J. Fieberg. 2016. Spatial ecology of sandhill crane populations in Minnesota. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
  • Wolfson, D., D.E. Andersen, T.R. Cooper, J. Lawrence, and J. Fieberg. 2016. Spatial ecology of sandhill crane populations in Minnesota. Minnesota Chapter of the The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Mankato, Minnesota.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4246

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Division of Migratory Birds
  • State of Minnesota as recommended by the Legislative-Citizens Commission on Natural Resources

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey