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Chinese Mystery Snails

Current research is focused on the role that diversity plays in providing ecological functions, understanding the dynamics and structure of channel catfish in Nebraska reservoirs, invasive species risk assessments and distribution modeling, the Nebraska Landowner Incentives Program, the occurrence of amphibians in Nebraska Rainwater Basin wetlands, documenting predator fish control on white perch populations, understanding how resilience is generated in ecological systems, assessing the value of grassland habitats songbird production in three national parks, understanding river otter home range and habitat, and the recruitment of walleye and white bass in irrigation reservoirs.

Theses and dissertations can be found at UNL's Digital Commons. To search, select "Collections," scroll down to "Natural Resources, School of." Or do an author search by Last Name in Advanced Search. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/

Nebraska Active Projects

Nebraska Completed Projects

Nebraska Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Stuber, E.F., L. Gruber, and J.J. Fontaine. 2018. Predicting species-habitat relationships: does body size matter? Landscape Ecology 33:1049-1060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0648-6
  • Laskowski, J., G.C. Bachman, and J.J. Fontaine. 2018. Severe drought impacts female pheasant physiology in southwest Nebraska. Prairie Naturalist 49:57-65.
  • Burnett, J. L., K. L. Pope, A. Wong, C. R. Allen, D. M. Haak, B. J. Stephen and D. R. Uden. 2018. Thermal tolerance limits of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis): implications for management. American Malacological Bulletin 36:140-144.  | Download  | 
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Nebraska Technical Publications

  • Cain, J.W. III, T. Roerick, and C. Roberts. 2015. Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project: Summary of work 2012-2015 for the Large Mammal Monitoring Program. Progress report to the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service.
  • Skagen, S.K., J.J. Fontaine, R. Stutzman, V. Steen, C. Melcher, J. Stamm, G. Clow, M. Anderson, P. Norton, N. Niemuth, J.M. Friedman, R. Gleason, and B. Tangen. 2011. Avian conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains: Understanding the links between climate, ecosystem processes, wetland management, and bird communities. U.S.G.S. Fact Sheet 2011-XXX.
  • Fontaine, J.J. and C. van Riper. 2009. A neotropical migrant bird's dilemma: where to stop for a good meal: U.S.G.S. Fact Sheet 2009-3038 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3038/]. | Download |
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Nebraska Theses and Dissertations

  • Park, A. P. 2017. Assessing relationships between angling effort and larval trematodes in small bluegill. M.S. thesis, University of Nebraska—Lincoln Download
  • Birge, H. 2017. Soil ecosystem service tradeoffs and soil-ecological resilience in the north central Great Plains. Dissertation, University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 231pp.
  • Uden, D. 2017. Social--Ecological Causes and Consequences of Landcover Change in Landscapes of Nebraska, U.S.A. Dissertation, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 15

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 33

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 35

Scientific Publications: 110

Presentations: 182

Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Wildlife Management Institute