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  • Donner, D.M., D.J. Brown, C.A. Ribic, M. Nelson, and T. Greco. 2018. Managing forest habitat for conservation-reliant species in a changing climate: the case of the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. Forest Ecology and Management 430:265-279.
  • Ribic, C.A., C. Ng, N. Koper, K. Ellison, P.J. Pietz, and D. J. Rugg. 2018. Diel fledging patterns in grassland passerines: relative impacts of energetics and predation risk. The Auk 135: 1100-1112.
  • Zuckerberg, B., C.A. Ribic, and L.A. McCauley. 2018. Effects of temperature and precipitation on grassland bird nesting success as mediated by patch size. Conservation Biology 32:872-882.
  • Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, A. Ariel, E. Spanier, and C.A. Ribic. 2018. Message in a Bottle - the story of floating plastic in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Waste Management 77:67-77.
  • McCauley, L.A., C.A. Ribic, L.Y. Pomara, and B. Zuckerberg. 2017. The future demographic niche of a declining grassland bird fails to shift poleward in response to climate change. Landscape Ecology 32: 807-821.
  • Byers, C.M., C. A. Ribic, D. W. Sample., J.D. Dadisman, and M. R. Guttery. 2017. Grassland bird productivity in warm season grass fields in southwest Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 178:47-63.
  • Brown, D.J., C.A. Ribic, D.M. Donner, M.D. Nelson, C.I. Bocetti, C.M. Deloria-Sheffeld. 2017. Using a full annual cycle model to evaluate long-term population viability of the conservation-reliant Kirtland’s warbler after successful recovery. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 439–449
  • Guttery, M.R., C.A. Ribic, D. Sample, A. Paulios, C. Trosen, J. Dadisman, D. Schneider, and J.A. Horton. 2017. Scale-specific habitat relationships influence patch occupancy: defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of landscape-scale grassland bird conservation. Landscape Ecology 32:515-529

  • Dudzinski, K.M. and C.A. Ribic. 2017. Pectoral fin contact as a mechanism for social bonding among dolphins. Animal Behavior and Cognition 4:30-48.
  • Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, C.A. Ribic, A. Ariel, and E. Spanier. 2017. Sources, composition and spatial distribution of marine debris along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Marine Pollution Bulletin 114:1036-1045.
  • Ribic, C.A., D.M. Donner, A.J. Beck, D.J. Rugg, S. Reinecke, and D. Eklund, Beaver colony density trends on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1987 – 2013. 2017. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0170099. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170099.
  • Ribic, C.A., D.J. Rugg, D.M. Donner, A.J. Beck, and BJ Byers. 2016. The Moquah Barrens Research Natural Area: loss of a pine barrens ecosystem. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station General Technical Report NRS-161.

  • Blanchong, J. A., S. J. Robinson, M. D. Samuel, and J. T. Foster. Application of Genetics and Genomics to Wildlife Epizootiology
  • Thompson, S.J., D.H. Johnson, N.D. Niemuth, and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Avoidance of unconventional oil wells and roads exacerbates habitat loss for grassland birds in the North American Great Plains. Biological Conservation 192: 82-90.
  • Drum, R. G., C.A. Ribic, K. Koch, E. Lonsdorf, E. Grant, M. Alhering, L. Barnhill, T. Daily, S. Lor, C. Mueller, D. Pavlecky, C. Rideout, and D. Sample. 2015. Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation throughout the annual cycle: Linking policy alternatives, landowner decisions, and biological population outcomes. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0142525.
  • Samuel, M. D., J. Hall, J. D. Brown, D. R. Goldberg, and V. V. Baranyuk. The Dynamics of Avian Influenza in Western Arctic Snow Geese: Implications for Annual and Migratory Infection Patterns. Ecological Applications doi:10.1890/ES14-00393.1.
  • Liao, W., M. D. Samuel, O. E. Timm, C. Zhang,
    C. T. Atkinson, D. A. LaPointe. Will A Warmer and Wetter Future Cause Extinction of
    Native Hawaiian Forest Birds? Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13005

  • Michael D. Samuel, Bethany L. Woodworth, Carter T. Atkinson, Patrick J. Hart, and Dennis A. LaPointe. submitted. Avian Malaria in Hawaiian Forest Birds: Infection and Population Impacts across Species and Elevations. Ecosphere6:104.
  • Jara, R., C. Sepúlveda, H. S. IP, and M. D. Samuel. Serum protein concentration and diagnostic tests results using Nobuto filter paper strips for gray wolf (Canis lupus) serum. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51:475-478.
  • Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, A.J. Beck, D. Higgins, D. Eklund, and S. Reinecke. 2015. Woodland pond salamander abundance in relation to forest management and environmental conditions in northern Wisconsin. Journal of North American Herpetology 2015(1): 34-42.
  • LeDee, O.E. and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Determining candidates for climate change management action: a case study from Wisconsin. Journal of Conservation Planning 11:1-12.
  • Hagell, S. and C.A. Ribic. 2014. Barriers to climate-adaptive wildlife management: A survey of researchers and managers in Wisconsin. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38: 672-681.
  • Ellison, K., E. K. Hofmeister, C. A. Ribic, and D. W. Sample. 2014. Relatively high prevalence of pox-like lesions in Henslow’s Sparrow among nine species of migratory grassland passerines in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50: 810-816.
  • Vegter, A. M. Barletta, C. Beck, J. Borrero, H. Burton, M.L. Campbell, M. Eriksen, C. Eriksson, A. Estrades, K. Gilardi, B.D. Hardesty, J. Assunção Ivar do Sul, J.L. Lavers, B. Lazar, L. Lebreton, W. J. Nichols, C.A. Ribic, P. Ryan, Q.A. Schuyler, S.D.A. Smith, H. Takada, K. Townsend, C. C.C. Wabnitz, C. Wilcox, L. Young, and M. Hamann. 2014. Global research priorities to mitigate plastic pollution impacts on marine wildlife. Endangered Species Research 25: 225-247.
  • Daniel J. Storm, Michael D. Samuel, Robert E. Rolley, Thomas Beissel, Bryan J. Richards, and Timothy R. Van Deelen. Estimating ages of White-tailed deer: age and sex patterns of error using tooth wear-and-replacement and consistency of cementum annuli. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 38:849-856. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.457.
  • Ballerini, T. E.E. Hofmann, D.G. Ainley, K. Daly, M. Marrari, C.A. Ribic, W.O. Smith, and J.H. Steele. 2014. Productivity and linkages of the food web of the southern region of the western Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf. Progress in Oceanography 122:10-29.
  • Jennelle, C. S., V. Henaux, G. Wasserberg, B. Thiagarajan, R. E. Rolley, and M. D. Samuel. Transmission of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin white-tailed deer: Implications for disease spread and management. PLoSONE 9(3): e91043. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0091043
  • LeDee, O.E., S. Hagell, K. Martin, D. McFarland, M. Meyer, A. Paulios, C. A. Ribic, D. Sample, and T. Van Deelen. 2013. Climate change impacts on Wisconsin’s wildlife: a preliminary assessment. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Technical Bulletin No. 197.
  • Ellison, K., C.A. Ribic, D.W. Sample, M.J. Fawcett, and J.D. Dadisman. 2013. Impacts of tree rows on grassland birds and potential nest predators: a removal experiment. PLOS One 8(4): e59151.
  • Vos, S. M. and C.A. Ribic. 2013. Nesting success of grassland birds in oak barrens and dry prairies in west central Wisconsin. Northeastern Naturalist 20: 131-142.

  • Fraser, W.R., D. L. Patterson-Fraser, C. A. Ribic., O. Schofield., and H. Ducklow. 2013. A non-marine source of variability in Adélie Penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3): 77-79.
  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. Samuel, R. E. Rolley, P. Shelton. Using landscape epidemiological models to understand the distribution of chronic
    wasting disease in the Midwestern USA. Landscape Ecology 28:1923-1935.  | Abstract | 
  • Hénaux, V., M. D. Samuel, J. Parmley, and C. Soos. 2013. Estimating transmission of avian influenza in wild birds from incomplete epizootic data: implications for surveillance and disease spread. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 223–231.
  • Storm D. J., M. D. Samuel, R. E. Rolley, P. Shelton, N. S. Keuler, B. J. Richards, and T. R. Van Deelen. 2013. Deer density and disease prevalence influence transmission of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer. Ecosphere. January 2013.
  • Wilson, H. M., J. S. Hall, P. L. Flint. C. J. Franson, C. R. Ely, J. Schmutz, and M. Samuel. 2013. High seroprevalence of avian influenza among wild waterfowl in Alaska indicates elevated historical exposure rates. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058308
  • Magle, S. B., M. D. Samuel, T. R. Van Deelen, S. J. Robinson, and N. E. Mathews. 2013. Evaluating spatial overlap and relatedness of white-tailed deer in a chronic wasting disease management zone. PLoS ONE. 8(2): e56568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056568
  • Robertson, B.A., R.A. Rice, T. S. Sillett, B.A. Babcock, D.A. Landis, C.A. Ribic, J. R. Herkert, R.J. Fletcher, Jr., Joseph J. Fontaine, P.J. Doran, and D.W. Schemske. 2012. Agroenergy and the fate of grassland birds in the United States. . Condor 114: 679-688.
  • Ellison, K.S. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Nest defense: grassland bird responses to snakes. Studies in Avian Biology 43:149-160.
  • Pietz, P.J., D.A. Granfors, and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Knowledge gained from video-monitoring grassland passerine nests. Studies in Avian Biology 43:3-22.

  • Ribic, C. A., M. J. Guzy, T. A. Anderson, D. W. Sample, and J. L. Nack. 2012. Bird productivity and nest predation in agricultural grasslands. Studies in Avian Biology 43: 119-134.
  • Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, and J. Klavitter. 2012. Baseline for beached marine debris on Sand Island, Midway Atoll. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 1726-1729.

  • Slay, C. M., K. S. Ellison, C. A. Ribic, K. G. Smith, and C. M. Schmitz. 2012. Nocturnal activity of nesting shrubland and grassland passerines. Studies in Avian Biology 43: 105-116.
  • Thompson, F.R. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Conservation implications when the nest predators are known.Studies in Avian Biology 43:23-34.
  • Hobbelen, P. H. F., M. D. Samuel, D. A. LaPointe, and C. T. Atkinson. Modeling future conservation of Hawaiian honeycreepers by mosquito management and translocation of disease-tolerant Amakihi. PLos ONE 7(11): e49594. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049594.
  • Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, D.J. Rugg, and E.S. Erdmann. 2012. Trends in marine debris along the US Pacific coast and Hawai’i 1998-2007. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 994-1004.
  • Matsumoto, T., M. D. Samuel, T. Bolinger, M. Pybus, and D. W. Coltman. Association mapping of genetic risk factors for chronic wasting disease in wild deer. Evolutionary Applications. doi:10.1111/eva.12003
  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. SAMUEL, D. L Lopez, and P. Shelton. The walk is never random: subtle landscape effects shape gene flow in a continuous white-tailed deer population in the Midwestern United States. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05681.x
  • Ainley, D.G., C.A. Ribic and E.J. Woehler. 2012. Adding the ocean to the study of seabirds: a brief history of at-sea seabird research. Marine Ecology Progress Series 451: 231-243.
  • LaPointe, D. A., C. T. Atkinson, and M. D. SAMUEL. Ecology and conservation biology of avian malaria. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1249:211-226.
  • Blanchong, J. A., D. A. Grear, B. V. Weckworth, D. P. Keane, K. T. Scribner, and M. D. SAMUEL. Effect of chronic wasting disease on reproduction and fawn harvest vulnerability in Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48:361-370.
  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. SAMUEL, C. J. Johnson, M. Adams, and D. I. McKenzie. Emerging prion disease drives host selection in a wildlife population. Ecological Applications 22:1050-1059.
  • LeDee, O.E., W.H. Karasov, K.J. Martin, M.W. Meyer, C.A. Ribic, and T.R. Van Deelen. 2011. Envisioning the future of wildlife in a changing climate: collaborative learning for adaptation planning. Wildlife Bulletin 35: 508-513.
  • Hobbelen, P. H. F., M. D. Samuel, D. Foote, L. Tango, and D. A. LaPointe. 2012. Modeling the impacts of global warming on predation and biotic resistance: mosquitoes, damselflies, and avian malaria in Hawaii. Theoretical Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s12080-011-0154-9.
  • Hénaux, V., M. D. SAMUEL, R. J. Dusek, J. P. Fleskes, and H. S. Ip. 2012. Presence of Avian Influenza Viruses in Waterfowl and Wetlands during Summer 2010 in California: Are Resident Birds a Potential Reservoir? PLoS ONE: e31471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031471
  • Johnson, C. J., J. M. Aiken, D. McKenzie, M. D. SAMUEL, and J. A. Pedersen. Highly efficient amplification of chronic wasting disease agent by protein misfolding cyclic amplification wit beads (PMCAb). PLos ONE e35383.
  • Robinson, S. J., M. D. SAMUEL, K. I. O’Rourke, and C. J. Johnson. The role of genetics in chronic wasting disease of North American cervids. Prion 6:155-164 .
  • Walsh, D. P., and M. D. SAMUEL. 2012. Factors affecting chronic wasting disease: a deer is not a deer is not a deer. Pages 1-9 in D. P. Walsh, ed. Enhanced surveillance strategies for detecting and monitoring chronic wasting disease in free-ranging cervids: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1036.
  • Piazza, T. M., D. S. Blehert, F. M. Dunning, B. M. Berlowski-Zier, F. N. Zeytin. M. D. SAMUEL, and W. C. Tucker. 2011. In vitro detection and quantification of botulinum neurotoxin type E activity in avian blood. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:7815-7822.
  • Samuel, M. D., P. H. F. Hobbelen, F. DeCastro, J. A. Ahumada, D. A. LaPointe, C. T. Atkinson, B. L. Woodworth, P. J. Hart, and D. C. Duffy. 2011. The dynamics, transmission, and population impacts of avian malaria in native Hawaiian birds – a modeling approach. Ecological Applications 21:2960-2973.
  • Chapman, E.W., E.E. Hofmann, D.L. Patterson, C.A. Ribic, and W.R. Fraser. 2011. Marine and terrestrial factors affecting Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) chick growth and recruitment off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Ecology Progress Series 436: 273-289.
  • Rogers, K. G., S. J. Robinson, and M. D. SAMUEL. 2011. Diversity and distribution of white-tailed deer mtDNA lineages in CWD outbreak areas in southern Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 74:1521-1535.
  • Shorey, R. I., K. T. Scribner, J. Kanefsky, M. D. SAMUEL, and S. V. Libants. 2011. Inter-continental gene flow among Western Arctic populations of lesser snow geese. Condor 113:1-12.
  • Storm, D. J., M. D. Samuel, T. R. Van Deelen, K. D. Malcolm, R. E. Rolley, N. A. Frost, D. P. Bates, and B. J. Richards. 2011. Comparison of Visual-based Helicopter and Fixed-wing Forward-looking Infrared Surveys for Counting White-tailed Deer. Wildlife Biology 17:431-440.
  • Ribic, C.A., D.G. Ainley, R. G. Ford, W. R. Fraser, C. T. Tynan, and E. J. Woehler. 2011. Water masses, ocean fronts, and the structure of Antarctic seabird communities: putting the eastern Bellingshausen Sea in perspective. Deep Sea Research II 58: 1695-1709.
  • Erdmann, E.S., C.A. Ribic, D.L. Patterson-Fraser, and W.R. Fraser. 2011. Characterization of winter foraging locations of Adelie Penguins along the Western Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002. Deep Sea Research II 58: 1710-1718.
  • Henaux, V., and M. D. Samuel. 2011. Avian influenza shedding patterns in waterfowl: Implications for surveillance, environmental transmission, and disease spread. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 47:566-578.
  • Hart, P. J., B. L. Woodworth, R. Camp, K. Turner, K. McClure, K. Goodall, C. Henneman, C. Spiegel, J. LeBrun, E. Tweed, J. Citta, and M. Samuel. Bird and resource variability across and elevational gradient in Hawaii. Auk. In
  • Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, and D.J. Rugg. 2011. Trends in Marine Debris in the U.S. Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico 1996-2003. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management 11:7-19.
  • Vos, S.M. and C.A. Ribic. 2011. Grassland bird use of oak barrens and dry prairies in Wisconsin. Natural Areas Journal 31: 26-33.
  • Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, D.J. Rugg, and E.S. Erdmann. 2010. Trends and drivers of marine debris on the Atlantic coast of the United States 1997-2007. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 1231-1242.

  • Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, and J.R. Probst. 2010. Patch dynamics and the timing of colonization-abandonment events by male Kirtland’s Warblers in an early succession habitat. Biological Conservation 143: 1159-1167.
  • Atkinson, C. A., and M. D. Samuel. Avian Malaria (Plasmodium relictum) in Native Hawaiian Forest Birds: Epizootiology and Demographic Impacts on `Apapane (Himatione sanguinea). Journal of Avian Biology. In Press.
  • Henaux, V., M. D. Samuel, and C. M. Bunck. Model-Based Evaluation of HP and LP Avian Influenza Dynamics in Wild Birds. PLoS ONE 5(6): e10997. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010997.
  • Grear, D. A., M. D. Samuel, K. T. Scribner, B. V. Weckworth, and J. A. Langenberg. Influence of genetic relatedness and spatial proximity on chronic wasting disease infection among female white-tailed deer. Journal of Applied Ecology. In Press.
  • Cully, J. F., Jr., S. K. Collinge, R. E. VanNimwegen, C. Ray, W. P. Johnson, B. Thiagarajan, D. B. Conlin, and B. Holmes. 2010. Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Ecography 33:1-11.  | Download  | 
  • Murray, L.D., C. A. Ribic, and K. Ellison. 2009. Red-headed woodpecker habitat associations in southwest Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 71: 367-373.

  • Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, and J.R. Probst. 2009. Male Kirtland’s warblers' patch-level response to landscape structure during periods of varying population size and habitat amounts. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1093-1101.
  • Dudzinski, K.M., J.D. Gregg, C.A. Ribic, and S.A. Kuczaj. 2009. A comparison of pectoral fin contact between two different wild dolphin populations. Behavioural Processes 80: 182-190
  • Ahumada, J. A., M. D. Samuel, D. C. Duffy, A. Dobson, and P. H. F. Hobbelen. 2009. Modeling the epidemiology of avian malaria and pox in Hawaii. Page 331-335 in Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds. T. K. Pratt, C. T. Atkinson, P. C. Banko, J. Jacobi, and B. L. Woodworth (eds.). Yale University Press, New Haven.
  • Blanchong, J. A., D. M., Heisey, K. T. S. Libants, Scribner, C. Johnson, J. M. Aiken, J. A. Langenberg, and M. D. Samuel. 2009. Genetic susceptibility to chronic wasting disease in free-ranging white-tailed deer: Complement component C1q and Prnp polymorphisms. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution 9:1329-1335.
  • Jennelle, C. S., M. D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden, D. P. Keane, D. J. Barr, C. Johnson, J. P. Vanderloo, and J. M. Aiken. Surveillance for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in scavengers of white-tailed deer carcasses in the chronic wasting disease area of Wisconsin. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 72:1018-1024.
  • Joly, D. O., M. D. Samuel, J. A. Langenberg, R. E. Rolley, and D. P. Keane. Surveillance to detect chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 45:989-997.
  • Johnson, D.H., J.P. Gibbs, M. Herzog, S, Lor, N.D. Niemuth, C.A. Ribic, M. Seamans, T.L. Shaffer, W.G. Shriver, S.V. Stehman, and W.L. Thompson. 2009. A sampling design framework for monitoring secretive marshbirds. Waterbirds 32: 203-215.
  • Ribic, C. A., R. R. Koford, J. R. Herkert, D. H. Johnson, N. D. Niemuth, D. Naugle, K. K. Bakker, D.W. Sample, and R.B. Renfrew. 2009. Area sensitivity in North American grassland birds: patterns and processes. The Auk 126: 233-244.
  • Jennelle, C. S., M. D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden, and E. A. Berkley. 2009. White-tailed deer carcass decomposition and potential exposure of scavengers to chronic wasting disease. Journal of Wildlife Management. 73: 655-662.
  • Osnas, E. E., D. M. Heisey, R. E. Rolley, and M. D. Samuel. 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of an emerging epidemic: fine scale mapping of a wildlife epidemic in Wisconsin. Ecological Applications 19:1311-1322.
  • Wasserberg, G., E. E. Osnas, R. E. Rolley, and M. D. Samuel. 2009. Host culling as an adaptive management tool for chronic wasting disease – a modeling study. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:457-466.
  • Joly, D. O., D. M. Heisey, M. D. Samuel, C. A. Ribic, N. J. Thomas, S. D. Wright, and I. E. Wright. 2009. Estimating cause specific mortality rates using recovered carcasses. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45: 122-127.
  • Ribic, C. A., M. J. Guzy, and D. W. Sample. 2009. Grassland bird use of remnant prairie and Conservation Reserve Program fields in an agricultural landscape in Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 161: 110-122.
  • Cross, P. C., J. Drewe, V. Patrek, G. Pearce, M. D. Samuel, and R. J. Delahay. 2009. Host population structure and implications for disease management. Pages 9-29 in R. J. Delahay, G. C. Smith, and M. R. Hutchings (eds.) Management of Disease in Wild Mammals. Springer-Verlag Tokyo, Inc. Tokyo.
  • Docherty, D. E., M. D. Samuel, K. F. Egstad, K. M. Griffin, C. A. Nolden, L. Karwal, and H. S. Ip. 2009. Changes in West Nile seroprevalence and antibody titers among Wisconsin mesopredators 2003-2006. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 81:177-179.
  • Ducklow, H. W., M. Erickson, J. Kelly, M. Montes-Hugo, C. A. Ribic, R. C. Smith, S. E. Stammerjohn, and D. M. Karl. 2008. Particle export from the upper ocean over the continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula: a long-term record, 1992-2007. Deep Sea Research II 55: 2118-2131
  • Donner, D. M., J. R. Probst, and C. A. Ribic. 2008. Influence of habitat amount, arrangement, and use on population trend estimates of male Kirtland's Warblers. Landscape Ecology 23: 467-480.
  • Murray, L.D., C.A. Ribic, W.E. Thogmartin, and M.G. Knutson. 2008. Accuracy assessment of predictive models of grassland bird abundances in the prairie hardwood transition. Condor 110: 747-755.
  • Hill, D. E., M. D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden, N. Sundar, D. S. Zarlenga, and J. P. Dubey. 2008. Tichinella murrelli in scavenging mammals from south-central Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
  • Ribic, C. A., E. W. Chapman, W. R. Fraser, G. L. Lawson, and P. H. Wiebe. 2008. To predators in relation to bathymetry, ice, and krill during austral winter in Marguerite Bay, Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research II 55:485-499.
  • Brinkerhoff, R. J., C. Ray, B. Thiagarajan, S. K. Collinge, J. F. Cully, Jr., B. Holmes, and K. L. Gage. 2008. Prairie dog presence affects occurrence of disease vectors on small mammals. Ecography 31:654-662.
  • Thiagarajan, B., Y. Bai, K. L. Gage, and J. F. Cully, Jr. 2008. Prevalence of Yersinia pestis in rdents and fleas associated with black-tailed prairie dogs at Thunder Basin National Grassland, Wyoming. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:731-736.
  • Thiagarajan, B., J. F. Cully, Jr., T. M. Loughin, J. A. Montenieri, and K. L. Gage. 2008. Geographic variation in rodent-flea relationships in the presence of black-tailed prairie dog colonies. Journal of Vector Ecology 33:178-190.
  • Keane, D. P., D. J. Barr, P. N. Bochsler, S. M. Hall, T. Gidlewski, K. O. O'Rourke, T. R. Spraker, and M. D. Samuel. Chronic wasting disease in a Wisconsin white-tailed deer farm. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 20:698-703 (2008).
  • Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. Multi-scale models of grassland passerine abundance in a fragmented system in Wisconsin. Landscape Ecology 23:181-193.
  • Thompson, A. K., M. D. Samuel, and T. R. Van Deelen. 2008. Alternative feeding strategies and potential disease transmission in Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Journl of Wildlife Management72:416-421
  • Murray, L. D., C. A. Ribic, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2008. Relationship of obligate grassland birds to landscape structure in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:463-467.
  • Blanchong, J. A., M. D. Samuel, K. T. Scribner, B. V. Weckworth, J. A. Langenberg, and K. Filcek. 2008. Landscape genetics and the spatial distribution of chronic wasting disease. Biology Letters 4:130-133. doi:10. 1098/rsbl. 2007. 0523
  • Blehert, D. S., K. L. Jefferson, D. M. Heisey, M. D. Samuel, B. M. Berlowski, and D. J. Shadduck. 2008. Using amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis to differentiate isolates of Pasteurella multocida Serotype 1. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44:209-225.
  • Sundar, N., I. M. Asmundsson, N. J. Thomas, M. D. Samuel, J. P. Dubey, and B. M. Rosenthal. 2008. Modest genetic differentiation among North American populations of Sarcocystis neurona may reflect expansion in its geographic range. Veterinary Parasitology 152:8-15.
  • Thompson, A. K., and M. D. Samuel. Alternative bait marker systems for white-tailed deer. Pages 223-231 in Proceedings of the 12th Wildlife Damage Management Conference. D. L. Nolte, W. M. Arjo, and D. H. Stalman, eds.
  • Williams, C. K., M. D. Samuel, V. V. Baranyuk, E. G. Cooch, and D. Kraege. 2008. Winter fidelity and apparent survival of lesser snow goose populations in the Pacific flyway. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:159-167.
  • Dubey, J. P., N. Sundar, C. A. Nolden, M. D. Samuel, G. V. Velmurugan, L. A. Bandini, O. C. H. Kwok, B. Bodenstein, and C. Su. Characterization of Toxoplasma gondii from raccoons (Procyon lotor), coyotes (Canis latrans), and stripped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in Wisconsin identified several atypical genotypes. 2007. Journal of Parasitology 93:1524-1527.
  • Guzy, M. J., and C. A. Ribic. 2007. Post-breeding season habitat use and movements of adult female and juvenile Eastern Meadowlarks in southwestern Wisconsin. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:198-204.
  • Bai, Y., M. Y. Kosoy, J. F. Cully, Jr., T. Bala, C. Ray, S. K. Collinge. 2007. Acquisition of non-specific Bartonella strains by the northern grasshopper mouse (Onychomys leucogaster). FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 61:438-448
  • Ribic, C. 2006. Sora in Atlas of the breeding birds of Wisconsin (N. J. Cutright, B. R. Harriman, and R. W. Howe, eds. ). The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc., Waukesha, WI, p. 184.
  • Ribic, C. 2006. Virginia Rail in Atlas of the breeding birds of Wisconsin (N. J. Cutright, B. R. Harriman, and R. W. Howe, eds. ). The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc. Waukesha, WI. p. 182.
  • Samuel, M. D., and B. J. Richards. Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging North American cervids. Pages 324-328 in Proceedings of the 22nd Vertebrate Pest Conference. Published.
  • Anderson, J. L., J. K. Meece, J. J. Koziczkowski, J. L. Clark, Jr., R. D. Radcliff, C. A. Nolden, M. D. Samuel, and J. L. E. Ellingson. Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in scavenging mammals in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 43:302-308.
  • Conner, M. M., J. E. Gross, P. C. Cross, M. R. Ebinger, R. R. Gillies, M. D. Samuel, and M. M. Miller. Scale-dependent approaches to modeling spatial epidemiology of chronic wasting disease. Utah Division of Wildlife, United States Geologic Survey, and Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Report, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Available at: or all of the websites/CWD_Spatial_Modeling. pdf.
  • Samuel, M. D., R. G. Botzler, and G. A. Wobeser. 2007. Avian cholera. Pages 239-269 In Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds. N. J. Thomas, B. J. Hunter, and C. T. Atkinson(eds). Blackwell Press. Published.
  • Docherty, D. E., M. D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden, K. E. Egstad, and K. M. Griffin. The Prevalence of West Nile Virus in Medium-sized mammals in southern Wisconsin. Emerging Infectious Diseases 12:1978-1980. Published.
  • Docherty, D. E., M. D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden, K. E. Egstad, and K. M. Griffn. 2006. West Nile Virus Antibody Prevalence in Medium-sized mammals in southern Wisconsin. Emerging Infectoius Diseases 12:1978-1980.
  • Blanchong, J. A., D. O. Joly, M. D. Samuel, J. A. Langenberg, R. E. Rolley, and J. F. Sausen. 2006. White-tailed deer harvest from the chronic wasting disease zone in south-central Wisconsin. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:725-731.
  • Joly, D. O., M. D. Samuel, J. A. Langenberg, J. A. Blanchong, C. A. Batha, R. E. Rolley, D. P. Keane, and C. A. Ribic. Spatial epidemiology of chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Disease 42:578-588. Published.
  • Grear, D. A., M. D. Samuel, J. A. Langenberg, and D. Keane. Demographic patterns and harvest vulnerability of CWD infected white-tailed deer in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:546-553.
  • Blanchong, J. A., J. D. Samuel and G. Mack. 2006. Multi-species patterns of avian cholera mortality in Nebraska's Rainwater Basin. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42:81-91.
  • Blanchong, J. A., M. D. Samuel, D. R. Goldberg, D. J. Shadduck, and L. H. Creekmore. 2006. Wetland environmental conditions associated with the risk of avian cholera outbreaks and the abundance of Pasteurella multocida. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:54-60.
  • Blanchong, J. A., M. D. Samuel, D. R. Goldberg, D. J. Shadduck, and M. A. Lehr. 2006. Persistence of Pasteurella multocida in wetlands following avian cholera outbreaks. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42:33-39.
  • Creuwels, J. C. S., J. S. Stark, E. J. Woehler, J. A. van Franeker, and C. A. Ribic. 2005. Monitoring of a Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) population on the Frazier Island, Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Polar Biology 28:483-493.
  • Renfrew, R. B., C. A. Ribic, J. L. Nack. 2005. Edge avoidance by nesting grassland birds: a futile strategy in a fragmented landscape. Auk 122:618-636.
  • Anthony, N. M., C. A. Ribic, R. Bautz, and T. Garland, Jr. 2005. Comparative effectiveness of Longworth and Sherman live-traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1018-1026.
  • Atkinson, C. T., Lease, J. K., R. J. Dusek, and M. D. Samuel. 2005. Prevalence of pox-like lesions and malaria in forest bird communities on leeward Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii. The Condor 107:537-546.
  • Roth, A. M., C. A. Ribic, L. Paine, D. W. Sample, D. J. Undersander, and G. A. Bartelt. 2005. Grassland bird response to harvesting switchgrass as a biomass energy crop. Biomass and Bioenergy 28:490-498.
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, and D. R. Goldberg. 2005. Avian cholera exposure and carriers in greater white-fronted geese breeding in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41:498-502.
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, and D. R. Goldberg. 2005. Avian cholera exposure and carriers in greater white-fronted geese breeding in Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Disease 41(3): 498-502. 2005
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, D. R. Goldberg, and W. P. Johnson. 2005. The role of lesser snow and Ross's geese as carrieers of avian cholera in the Playa Lakes Region. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41:48-57.
  • Lehr, M. A., R. G. Botzler, M. D. Samuel and D. J. Shadduck. 2005. Associations between water quality, Pasteurella multocida, and avian cholera at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41:291-297.
  • Nack, J. L., and C. A. Ribic. 2005. Cattle disturbance to ground-nesting grassland bird nests in southwestern Wisconsin pastures. Wilson Bulletin 117:56-62.
  • Ahumada, J. A., D. LaPointe, and M. D. Samuel. 2004. Modeling the populaion dynamics of Culex quinqueasciatu (Diptera: Culicidae) along an elevation gradient in Hawaii. Journal of Medical Entomology 41:1157-1170
  • Conn, P. B., W. L. Kendall, and M. D. Samuel. 2004. A general model for the analysis of mark-resight, mark-recapture, and band recovery data under tag loss. Biometrics 60:900-909
  • Goldberg, D. R., M. D. Samuel, T. E. Rocke, K. M. Johnson and G. Linz. 2004. The risk of avian botulism outbreaks from avicide DRC-1339 in North Dakota wetlands. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:870-880.
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, and D. R. Goldberg. 2004. Are wetlands the reservoir for avian chloera? Journal of Wildlife Diseases 40:377-382.
  • Chapman, E. W., C. A. Ribic and W. R. Fraser. 2004. The distribution of seabirds and pinnipeds in Marguerite Bay and their relationship to physical features during austral winter 2001. Deep Sea Research Part II 51:2261-2278.
  • Gauthier-Clerc, M., J. P. Gendner, C. A. Ribic, W. R. Fraser, E. J. Woehler, S. Descamps, C. Gillyl, C. LeBohec, and Y. LeMano. 2004. Long-term effects of flipper-bands on penguins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Suppl. ), Online, doi:10. 1098/rsbl. 2004. 0201.
  • Ribic, C. 2004. A layperson's guide to the Southern Ocean; The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife (book review). BioScience 54:164-165.
  • Ainley, D. G., C. A. Ribic, G. Ballard, S. Heath, I. Gaffney, B. J. Karl, K. Barton, P. Wilson and S. Webb. 2004. Geographic structure of Adelie Penguin populations: overlap in colony-specific foraging areas. Ecological Monographs 74:159-178.
  • Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2003. Gassland passerine nest predators near edges based on video footage. Auk 120:371-383.
  • Strauss, E., C. A. Ribic, and W. D. Shuford. 2002. Abundance and distribution of migratory shorebirds at Mono Lake, California. Western Birds 3:222-240.
  • Woehler, E. J., M. J. Riddle, and C. A. Ribic. 2003. Long-term population trends in southern giant petrels in east Antarctica. IN Antarctic biology in a global context (A. H. L. Huiskes, W. W. C. Gieskes, J. Rozema, R. M. L. Schorno, S. M. Van der Vies, and W. J. Wolff, eds. ), Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 290-295.
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, D. R. Goldberg, M. A. Wilson, D. O. Joly, and M. A. Lehr. 2003. Characterization of Pasteurella multocida isolates from wetland ecosystems during 1996 to 1999. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39:798-807.
  • Anderson, D. R., E. G. Cooch, R. J. Gutierrez, C. J. Krebs, M. S. Lindberg, K. H. Pollock, C. A. Ribic, and T. M. Shenk. 2003. IN MY OPINION Rigorous science: suggestions on how to raise the bar. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(1):296-305.
  • Sample, D. w., C. A. Ribic, and R. B. Renfrew. 2003. Linking landscape management with the conservation of grassland birds in Wisconsin. IN Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory and practice. (J. Bissonette and I. Storch, eds. ). Island Press, Washington, DC. pages 359-385.
  • Ainley, D. G., Ballard, K. J., Barton, B. J., Karl, G. H. Rau, C. A. Ribic and P. R. Wilson. 2003. Spatial and temporal variation of diet within a presumed metapopulation of Adelie penguins. Condor 105:95-106.
  • Joly, D. O., C. A. Ribic, J. A. Langenberg, K. Beheler, C. A. Batha, B. H. Dhuey, R. E. Rolley, G. Bartelt, T. R. Van Deelen, and M. D. Samuel. 2003. Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Emerging Infectious Diseases 9:599-601.
  • Ruth, J. M., D. R. Petit, J. R. Sauer, M. D. Samuel, F. A. Johnson, M. D. Fornwall, C. E. Korschgen, and J. P. Bennett. 2003. Science for avian conservation: Priorities for the new millenium. The Auk 120:204-211.
  • Samuel, M. D., D. J. Shadduck, D. R. Goldberg, and W. P. Johnson. 2003. Comparison of methods to detect Pasteurella multocida in carrier waterfowl. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39:125-135.
  • Guzy, M., C. A. Ribic, and D. W. Sample. 2002. Helping at a Henslow's Sparrow (Ammondramus henslowii) nest in Wisconsin. Wilson Bulletin 114:222-240.
  • Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. Influence of topography on density of grassland passerines in pastures. American Midland Naturalist 147:315-325.
  • Ribic, C. 2002. The Worst Journey in the World. The Passenger Pigeon 64: 75-76.
  • Chapman, E. W., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. The impact of buffer strips and stream-side grazing on small mammals in southwestern Wisconsin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 88:49-59.
  • Davis, R. W., J. G. Ortega-Ortiz, C. A. Ribic, W. E. Evans, D. C. Biggs, P. H. Ressler, J. H. Wormuth, R. R. Leben, K. D. Mullin, and B. Wursig. 2002. Cetacean habitat in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research Part I 49:121-142.
  • Paine, L. K., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. Comparison of riparian plant communities under four land management systems in southwestern Wisconsin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 92:93-105.
  • Ribic, C. A., and D. W. Sample. 2001. Associations of grassland birds with landscape factors in southern Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 146:105-121.
  • Woehler, E. J, J. Cooper, J. P. Croxall, W. R. Fraser, G. L. Kooyman, G. D. Miller, D. C. Nel, D. L. Patterson, H-U. Peter, C. A. Ribic, K. Salwicka, W. Z. Trivelpiece, and H. Weimerskirch. 2001. A statistical assessment of the status and trends of Antarctic and Subantarctic seabirds. Report to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, England. (peer-reviewed)
  • Ballard, G., D. G. Ainley, C. A. Ribic, and K. Barton. 2001. Effect of instrument attachment on foraging trip duration and nesting success of Adelie penguins. Condor 103: 481-490.
  • Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2001. Grassland birds associated with agricultural riparian practices in southwestern Wisconsin. Journal of Range Management 54:546-552.
  • Hess, N. A., C. A. Ribic, and I. Vining. 1999. Benthic marine debris, with an emphasis on fishery-related items, surrounding Kodiak Island, Alaska, 1994-1996. Marine Pollution Bulletin 38:885-890.
  • Ribic, C. A. 1999. Rails in Wisconsin with a focus on Sora and Virginia Rail. The Passenger Pigeon 61:277-289.
  • Ribic, C. A., D. Curson, and K. Lewandowski. 1998. Baseline bird surveys of six USFWS Waterfowl Production Areas in Polk and Dunn counties, June 1996. The Passenger Pigeon 60: 313-319.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 6

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 27

Presentations: 57


Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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