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Grassland bird and invertebrate response to grassland diversity in restored plantings in northwestern Iowa


January 2015 - August 2017


Goals and Objectives:
- Compare breeding bird use of five habitat types that have been established on managed land in the Spring Run Wetland Complex (Spring Run).
- Compare vegetation composition and structure in each of the five established habitat types at Spring Run.
- Compare invertebrate populations in each habitat type at Spring Run.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 8

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 41

Presentations: 51



  • Bob KlaverPrincipal Investigator
  • Joe LambertStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources


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