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Human Dimensiosn of Habitat Loss in the Plains & Prairie Pothole Region

Duration

August 2014 - September 2017

Narrative

This project surveyed landowners in MT, ND, SD, MN, and IA to: (a) measure characteristics, attitudes, values and behaviors towards participating in a variety of conservation programs and practices, and (b) identify meaningful segments of landowners for understanding conservation behaviors.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Sweikert, L.A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2018. A values-based landowner typology to improve grassland conservation initiatives. Society & Natural Resources, XXXX

Thesis

  • Sweikert, Lily, A. 2017. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregion. Ph.D. Dissertation. South Dakota State university.Download  | 

Presentations

  • Gigliotti, L.M., & Sweikert, L.A. 2016. Human dimensions of habitat loss in the Plains & Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A project update. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Sweikert, L.A., and Gigliotti, L.M. 2016. Conserving the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A land relations scale. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Sweikert, L.A. and Gigliotti, L.M. 2016. Conserving the Plains and Prairie Pothole Ecoregions: A land relations scale. The Wildlife Society South Dakota Chapter Annual meeting, Oacoma, SD.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 129

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • US Fish and Wildlfie Service - Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Links

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute