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Dr. Bob Klaver

Research Publications

  • Bartelt, P.E., and R.W. Klaver. Response of anurans to wetland restoration on a midwestern agriculture landscape. Journal of Herpetology 51:505-514. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Ball et al. 2017. Serendipity Book Review. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1509-1519 Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J.S. Zweep, S.E. Jenkins, and R.W. Klaver. 2107. Survival and Home Range Use of Southern Flying Squirrels in West-Central Illinois. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1479-1488 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J.S. Zweep, M.E. Scheihing, W.T. Rechkemmer, S.E. Jenkins, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2107. Influence of Trap Modifications and Environmental Predictors on Capture Success of Southern Flying Squirrels . Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:313-321. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Ness, B.N., R.W. Klaver, and G.G. Zenner. 2017. Canada Goose nest success and nest densities on islands at Rice Lake Wildlife Management Area: 25 years later. Prairie Naturalist 49:37-40.
  • Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2017. Associations among habitat characteristics and meningeal worm prevalence in eastern South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53:131-135 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Koford, R.R., G. Dodici, G. Zenner, J.A. Vogel, B.Ness, R.W. Klaver. 2016. Influence of patch shape on mallard nest survival in northern Iowa. Wildlife Society Bulletin Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Ness, B.N., and R.W. Klaver. 2016 Canada Goose nest survival in rural wetlands in north-central Iowa. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:705-713. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • McCombs et al. 2016. Large Carnivore conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 97:1256–1261. Download  | 
  • Sasmal, I., R.W. Klaver, J.A. Jenks, and G.M. Schroeder. 2016. Age-specific survival of reintroduced swift fox in Badlands National Park and surrounding lands. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:217-223 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Smith, J.B., S.K. Windels, T. Wolf, R.W. Klaver, J.L. Belant. 2016. Do transmitters affect fitness of American beavers (Castor Canadensis)? Wildlife Biology 22:117 - 123 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, and R.W. Klaver. 2015. Influence of habitat and intrinsic characteristics on survival of neonatal pronghorn PLoS ONE 10: e0144026 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Datta, S., J. A. Jenks, K. C. Jensen, C. C. Swanson, R. W. Klaver, I. Sasmal, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2015. Mate Replacement and Alloparental Care in Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis). Prairie Naturalist 47:36-37 Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2015. Influence of ecological factors on prevalence of meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) infection in South Dakota, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51: 332-340 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Monteith, K.L., R.W. Klaver, K.R. Hersey, A.A. Holland, T.P. Thomas, and M.J. Kauffman. 2015. Effects of climate and plant phenology on recruitment of moose at the southern extent of their range. Oecologia 178-1137-1148. Abstract | 
  • Tyler J. Grant, Peter G. Eyheralde, Melissa S. C. Telemeco, Amy L. Moorhouse, Rebecca A. Reeves, Karin Grimlund, Amy Podaril, Sarah E. Emeterio, and Robert W. Klaver. 2014. Book Review: Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species. Prairie Naturalist 46:109-110. Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., K.L. Monteith, C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, C.S. DePerno, T.J. Brinkman, K.B. Montieth, S.L. Gilbert, J.B. Smith, V.C. Bleich, C.C. Swanson, and J.A. Jenks. Re-evaluating neonatal age models for ungulates: does model choice affect survival estimates? PLoS ONE 9(9): e108797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108797 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., R.W. Klaver, C.N. Jacques, T.J. Brinkman, C.C. Swanson, C.S. DePerno, K.L. Monteith, J.D. Sievers, V.C. Bleich, J.G. Kie, J.A. Jenks. 2013. Influence of Landscape characteristics on retension of expandable radiocollars on young ungulates. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38: 89-95 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Smith, J.B., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, and R.W. Klaver. Disease and Predation: Sorting out Causes of a Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) Decline. Plos One 9: e88271 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J. A. Jenks, T. W. Grovenburg, R. W. Klaver, C. S. DePerno. 2014. Development and evaluation of a pronghorn sightability model in the Northern Great Plains Journal of Wildlife Managment 78:164-174.
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  • Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, A.A. Nelson, M.D. Jimenez, and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of phenology and predation: lessons from a Yellowstone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-1256.
  • Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, M.D. Jimenez, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, S.E. Albeke, H. Sawyer, and P.J. White. 2013. Linking anti-predator behavior to prey demography reveals limited risk effects of an actively hunting large carnivore. Ecology Letters 16:1023-1030.
  • Turner, M. M., C. S. DePerno, M. C. Conner, T. . Eyler, Ri. A. Lancia, R. W. Klaver, M. K. Stoskopf. Habitat, Wildlife and One Health: Arcanobacterium pyogenes in Maryland and Upper Eastern Shore White-tailed Deer Populations. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2013, 3: 19175 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v3i0.19175 Abstract | 
  • Klaver, R.W., C.R. Peterson, and D.A. Patla. 2013. Influence of water conductivity on amphibian occupancy in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist 73: 184-197 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Middleton, A. D., M. J. Kauffman, D. E. McWhirter, J. G. Cook, R. C. Cook, A. A. Nelson, M. D. Jimenez, and R. W. Klaver. 2012. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of phenology and predation: lessons from a Yellowsone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-1256 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Middleton, A. D., M. J. Kauffman, D. E. McWhirter, J. G. Cook, R. C. Cook, A. A. Nelson, M. D. Jimenez, and R. W. Klaver. 2012. Rejoinder: challenge and opportunity in the study of ungulate migration amid environmental change. Ecology 94:1280-1286. Download  | 
  • Craig, R.J., and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Factors influencing graphic patterns in diversity of forest bird communities of eastern Connecticut, USA. Ecography 36:599-609 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Brennan, A., P. C. Cross, M. Higgs, J. P. Beckmann, R. W. Klaver, B. M. Scurlock, and S. Creel. 2013. Inferential consequences of modeling rather than measuring snow accumulation in studies of animal ecology. Ecological Applications 23:643-653. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Swanson, C. C., M. A. Rumble, T. W. Grovenburg, N. W. Kaczor, K. M. Herman-Burnson, R. W. Klaver, J. A. Jenks, and K. C. Jensen. Greater sage-grouse winter habitat use on the eastern fringe of their range. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:486-494.
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  • Grovenburg, T. W., C. N. Jacques, C. S. DePerno, C. P. Lehman, T. J. Brinkman, R. W. Klaver, K. A. Robling, and J. A. Jenks. Heterogeneity in habitat type and vertical height: effects on accuracy of radiotelemetry locations. Wildlife Biology 19:30-40.
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  • Christianson, D., R.W. Klaver, A. Middleton, and M. Kauffman. 2013. Confounded winter and spring phenoclimatology on large herbivore ranges. Landscape Ecology 28:427–437.
  • Whiting, J.C., D. D. Olson, J. M. Shannon, R. T. Bowyer, R. W. Klaver and J. T. Flinders. 2012. Timing and synchrony of births in bighorn sheep: implications for reintroduction and conservation. Wildlife Research 39(7): 565-572. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Klaver, R.W., D. Backlund, P.E. Bartelt, M.G. Erickson, C.J. Knowles, P.R. Knowles, and M.C. Wimberly. 2012. Spatial analysis of northern Goshawk territories in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Condor 114:532-543 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T. W., K.L. Monteith, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Predator evasion by white-tailed deer fawns. Animal Behaviour 84:59-65. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T. W., R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Survival of white-tailed deer fawns in the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:944-956. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Mosby, C. E., T. W. Grovenburg, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Microhabitat selection by bobcats in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, USA: a comparison of prairie and forested habitats. The Prairie Naturalist 44:47–57 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2012. Spatial Ecology of White-Tailed Deer Fawns in the Northern Great Plains: Implications of Loss of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:632-644. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Higgins, K.F., K.J. Jenkins, G.K. Clambey, D.W. Uresk, D.E. Naugle, R.W. Klaver, J.E. Norland, K.C. Jensen, and W.T. Barker. 2012. Vegetation sampling and measurement. In N.J. Silvy (editor) The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Research 7th Edition, Volume 1.
  • Ceccato, P., C. Vancutsem, R. Klaver, J. Rowland, and S.J. Connor. 2012. A vectorial capacity product to monitor changing malaria transmission potential in epidemic regions of Africa. Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012:1-6. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Bartelt, P.E., Alisa L. Gallant, Robert W. Klaver, Chris W. Wright, Debra A. Patla, Charles R. Peterson. 2011. Predicting breeding habitat for amphibians: a spatiotemporal analysis across Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Applications 21:2530-2547. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, C.S. DePerno, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Female white-tailed deer survival across ecoregions in Minnesota and South Dakota. American Midland Naturalist 165: 426-435. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Kaczor, N.W., K. C. Jensen, R. W. Klaver, M. A. Rumble, K. M. Herman Brunson, C. C. Swanson. 2011. Nesting success and resource selection of greater sage-grouse in South Dakota. Studies in Avian Biology 39:107-118. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Kaczor, N.W., K. M. Herman Brunson, K. C. Jensen, M. A. Rumble, R. W. Klaver. 2011. Greater sage-grouse brood-rearing resource selection in the Dakotas. Studies in Avian Biology 39:169-177. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Drought effect on selection of Conservation Reserve Program grasslands by white-tailed deer on the Northern Great Plains. American Midland Naturalist 166:147-162. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, C.S. DePerno, T.J. Brinkman, C.C. Swanson, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Influence of landscape characteristics on migration strategies of white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 534-543. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Sasmal, I., J. A. Jenks, T. W. Grovenburg, S. Datta, G. M. Schroeder, R. W. Klaver, and K. M. Honness. 2011. Habitat selection by female swift fox (Vulpes velox) during the pup-rearing season. The Prairie Naturalist 43:29-37. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Turner, M.M., A.P. Rockhill, C.S. DePerno, J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, A.R. Jarding, T.W. Grovenburg, and K.H. Pollock. 2011. Evaluating the effects of predators on white-tailed deer: movement and diet of coyotes. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 905-912. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Montieth, K.L., V.C. Bleich, T.R. Stephenson, B.M. Pierce, M.M. Conner, R.W. Klaver, and R.T. Bowyer. 2011. Phenological patterns of season migration in mule deer: effects of climate, plant phenology, and life history. Ecosphere 2(4):1-34. Abstract | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, T.J. Brinkman, B.M. Burris, C.S. DePerno, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Survival of white-tailed deer neonates in Minnesota and South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:213 – 220. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Bartelt, P.E., R. W. Klaver, and W. P. Porter. 2010. Modeling amphibian energetics, habitat suitability, and movements of western toads, Anaxyrus (=Bufo) boreas, across present and future landscapes. Ecological Modelling. 221: 2675-2686 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2010. Bed site selection by neonate deer in grassland habitats on the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1250-1256. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T. W., C. N. Jacques, C. C. Swanson, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2010. Use of late season standing corn by female white-tailed deer in the Northern Great Plains during a mild winter. The Prairie Naturalist 42:8-18. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T. W., J. A. Jenks, C. N. Jacques, R. W. Klaver, and C. C. Swanson. 2009. Aggressive defensive behavior by free-ranging white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1218-1223. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T.W., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, and D.Todey. 2009. Seasonal movements and home range use by white-tailed deer in north-central South Dakota. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:876-885. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Herman-Brunson, K. M., K. C. Jensen, N. W. Kaczor, C. C. Swanson, M. A. Rumble, and R. W. Klaver. 2009. Nesting ecology of greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus at the eastern edge of their historic distribution. Wildlife Biology 15:237-246. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver. 2009. Seasonal movements and home range use by female pronghorns in sagebrush-steppe communities of western South Dakota. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 433 – 441. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Lannoo, M.J., V.C. Kinney, J.L. Heemeyer, N.J. Engbrecht, A.L. Gallant, and R.W. Klaver. 2009. Mine spoil prairies expand critical habitat for Endangered and Threatened amphibian and reptile species. Diversity 1:118-132. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Swanson, C. C., J. A. Jenks, C. S. DePerno, R. W. Klaver, R. G. Osborn, and J. A. Tardiff. 2008. Does the use of vaginal implant transmitters impact neonate survival of white-tailed deer? Wildlife Biology 14(2):272-279. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grovenburg, T. W., J. A. Jenks, R. W. Klaver, K. L. Monteith, D. W. Galster, R. J. Schauer, W. W. Morlock, and J. A. Delger. 2008. Factors effecting road mortality of white-tailed deer in eastern South Dakota. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2(1):48-59. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Klaver, R. W., J. A. Jenks, C. S. DePerno, and S. L. Griffin. 2008. Associating seasonal range characteristics with survival of white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(2):343-353. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Gallant, A.L., R.W. Klaver, G.S. Casper, and M.J. Lannoo. 2007. Global rates of habitat loss and implications for amphibian conservation. Copeia 2007(4) 967-979. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Smith, J. B., J. A. Jenks, and R. W. Klaver. 2007. Evaluating detection probabilities for American marten in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(7):2412-2416. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Hien, B. M., J. A. Jenks, R. W. Klaver, and Z. W. Wicks III. 2007. Determinants of elephant distribution at Nazinga Game Ranch, Burkina Faso. Pachyderm 42:70-80. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Jenks, J.A., C.N. Jacques, J.D. Sievers, R.W. Klaver, R.T. Bowyer, and D.E. Roddy. 2006. Evaluating genetic viability of pronghorn in Wind Cave National Park. The Prairie Naturalist 38(3):155-165 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Price, S.J., M.E. Dorcas, A.L. Gallant, R.W. Klaver, and J.D. Willson. 2006. Three decades of urbanization: Estimating the impact of land-cover change on stream salamander populations. Biological Conservation 133:436-441 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Grover-Kopec, E., M. Kawano, R.W. Klaver, B. Blumenthal, P. Ceccato, and S.J. Connor. 2005. An Operational Rainfall-monitoring Resource for Epidemic Malaria Early Warning Systems in Africa. Malaria Journal 4:48-52 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Lannoo, M.J., D.R. Sutherland, P. Jones, D. Rosenberry, R.W. Klaver, D.M. Hoppe, P.T.J. Johnson, K.B. Lunde, C. Facemire, and J.M. Kapfer. 2002. Multiple causes for the malformed frog phenomenon in: G. Linder, E. Little, S. Krest, and D. Sparling, eds. Symposium on Multiple Stressor Effects in Relation to Declining Amphibian Populations. American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshoshocken, PA. Abstract | 
  • Verdin, J.P. and R.W. Klaver. 2002. Grid cell based crop water accounting for the Famine Early Warning System. Hydrologic Processes 16:1617-1630 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Verdin, J., C. Funk, R. Klaver, and D. Roberts. 1999. Exploring the correlation between Southern Africa NDVI and Pacific sea surface temperatures: results for the 1998 maize growing season. International Journal of Remote Sensing 20:2117-2124 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Burgan, R.E., R. W. Klaver, and J. M. Klaver. 1998. Fuel models and fire potential from satellite and surface observations. International Journal of Wildland Fire 8:159-170 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Rowland, J., A. Nadeau, J. Brock, R. Klaver, D. Moore, and J.E. Lewis. 1996. Vegetative Index for Characterizing Drought Patterns. Pages 247-254 in: S. Morain and S.L. Baros, eds. Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems. Onword Press. Santa Fe, NM.
  • Mace, R., K.Aune, W. Kasworm, R. Klaver, and J. Claar. 1987. Incidence of Human Conflicts by Research Grizzly Bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin 15:170-173 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Claar, J.J., R.W. Klaver, and C.W. Servheen. 1986. Grizzly management on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana. International Conference on Bear Research and Management 6:203-208 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Klaver, R.W., J.J. Claar, D.B. Rockwell, H.R. Mays, and C.F. Acevedo. 1986. Grizzly Bears, Insects, and People: Bear Management in the McDonald Peak Region, Montana. Grizzly Bear Habitat Symposium, Missoula, MT. April 30 ‑ May 2, 1985. USFS Intermountain Research Station General Technical Report INT-207. Ogden, UT. pp. 204-211 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Servheen, C.W. and R.W. Klaver. 1983. Grizzly bear dens and denning ecology in the Mission and Rattlesnake mountains, Montana. International Conference on Bear Research Management 5:201-207 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Klaver, R.W., J.M. Smith, J.J. Claar, B.L. Betts, and L.C. Peterson. 1982. Osprey surveys in the Flathead Valley, Montana, 1977 to 1980. The Murrelet 63:40‑45 Abstract |  Download  | 
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 9

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 42

Presentations: 47

 

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Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Ames, IA 50011-1031 Phone: (515) 294 - 3056 Fax: (515) 294 - 5468 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Bob Klaver
Bob Klaver

I am a Wildlife Biologist who moved to Iowa in January 2012 from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While at EROS I worked in collaboration with faculty and students at South Dakota State University. Previously, I was the regional GIS coordinator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Portland, OR. I also served as a wildlife biologist on the Flathead Indian Reservation working with multiple species and coordinated wildlife activies with other resourdes like forestry and range management.

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  2. Iowa State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute