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Iowa Active Projects

Iowa Completed Projects

Iowa Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Fischer, J. R., B. D. Bakevich, C. P. Shea, C. L. Pierce, and M. C. Quist. 2018. Floods, drying, habitat connectivity and fish occupancy dynamics in restored and unrestored oxbows of west-central Iowa, USA. Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems 28:630-640.
  • Swanson, J. E., E. Muths, C. L. Pierce, S. J. Dinsmore, M. W. Vandever, M. L. Hladik, amd K. L. Smalling. Exploring the amphibian exposome in an agricultural landscape using telemetry and passive sampling. Scientific Reports.
  • Mills, N., D. Cashatt, M. J. Weber, and C. L. Pierce. 2018. A case study and a meta-analysis of seasonal variation in fish mercury concentrations. Ecotoxicology (2018).
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Iowa Technical Publications

  • Reeves, R. A., and C. L. Pierce. 2013. Amphibian assemblage and population health as an indicator of ecosystem health in various wetland types of the Des Moines Lobe in Iowa. Annual Progress Report to the U.S. Geological Survey. 24 pages.
  • Pierce, C. L. 2012. Fish assemblage relationships with physical characteristics and presence of dams in three eastern Iowa rivers. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 83 pages.
  • Sindt, A. R., M. C. Quist, and C. L. Pierce. 2011. Fish species of greatest conservation need in wadeable Iowa streams: status, habitat associations, and effectiveness of species distribution models. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 118 pages.
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Iowa Theses and Dissertations

  • Swanson, J. E. 2017. Amphibian occupancy and effects of habitat use on chemical exposure in northern leopard frogs in Iowa prairie pothole wetlands. M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.
  • Lambert, J.J. 2017. Grassland bird community response to vegetative diversity in restorations in northwestern Iowa. Thesis. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Stephenson, M.D. 2017. Quantifying methods to improve statistical power in grassland and passerine bird nesting studies. Thesis. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 34

Presentations: 58

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