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Publications

Theses/Dissertations

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Butler, A. B., J. A. Martin, W. E. Palmer, and J. P. Carroll. 2009. Winter use of South Florida dry prairie by two declining grassland passerines. Condor 111:511-522.
  • Butler, A.B., J.A. Martin, W.E. Palmer, and J.P. Carroll. In prep. Effects of patch size and habitat characteristics on breeding birds in south Florida’s dry prairie. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Butler, A.B., J.A. Martin, W.E. Palmer, and J.P Carroll. In prep. Habitat use by two migrant grassland passerines over-wintering on south Florida’s dry prairie. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.
  • Conover, R. R., S. J. Dinsmore, L. W. Burger, Jr. 2011. Effects of conservation practices on bird nest density and survival in intensive agriculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.
  • Conover, R.R., S.J. Dinsmore, and L.W. Burger, Jr. In prep. Avian assemblages in reconstructed linear and block early-succession habitats amongst row-crop agriculture. American Midland Naturalist.
  • Gruchy, J.P., and C.A. Harper. 2006. When is the best time to disk native warm-season grasses for wildlife? Pages 296–303 in M.A. Sanderson et al. (eds.). Proceedings of the 5th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Harrisburg, PA, October 10–13, 2006.
  • Gruchy, J.P., C.A. Harper, and M.J. Gray. In press. Methods for controlling woody invasion into old-fields in Tennessee. Gamebird 2006. Athens, GA.
  • Harper, C.A. 2007. Strategies for managing early successional habitat for wildlife. Weed Technology 21:932–937. Martin, J.A., W.E. Palmer, and J.P. Carroll. In prep. Factors affecting the abundance of northern bobwhites on south Florida’s rangelands. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Martin, J.A., W.E. Palmer, and J.P. Carroll. In prep. Response of northern bobwhite populations to NBCI and Farm Bill practices. American Midland Naturalist.
  • Martin, J.A., A.B. Butler, W.E. Palmer, and J.P. Carroll. In prep. The forgotten grassland: Management needs for south Florida grasslands. Conservation Biology.
  • Osborne, D. C., and D. W. Sparling. (In prep). Mid-contract management effects on tall fescue-dominated plant communities in Conservation Reserve Program fields. Agriculture, Environment, and Ecosystems.
  • Osborne, D. C., D. W. Sparling, and R. L. Hopkins II. (In prep) Influence of vegetation management and landscape composition on northern bobwhite use of tall fescue monocultures. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Osborne, D. C., and D. W. Sparling. (In prep) Effects of mid0contract management on foraging success and arthropod availability of imprinted bobwhtie chicks in tall fescue monocultures. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Riddle, J.D., and C.E. Moorman. In prep. The importance of agriculture-dominated landscapes and lack of field border effect for early-succession songbirds. Avian Conservation and Ecology.
  • Riddle, J.D., C.E. Moorman, and K.H. Pollock. 2008. A comparison of methods for estimating northern bobwhite covey detection probabilities. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1437–1442.
  • Riddle, J.D., C.E. Moorman, and K.H. Pollock. 2008. The importance of habitat shape and landscape context to northern bobwhite populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1376–1382.

Books/Book Chapters/Manuals

  • Harper, C.A., G.E. Bates, M.P. Hansbrough, M.J. Gudlin, J.P. Gruchy, and P.D. Keyser. 2007. Native warm-season grasses: Identification, establishment, and management for wildlife and forage production in the Midsouth a manual for natural resource professionals and other land managers. PB 1752. UT Extension, Knoxville, TN. 204 pages.

Popular Articles

  • Abercrombie, E., and C.B. Dabbert. This issue. Habitat availability for northern bobwhite can be increased using EQIP in the Texas high plains. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Baxter, R.J., and J.C. Bednarz. This issue. Response of Northern Bobwhite Populations and the Associated Avian Communities to Landscape Level Management in Arkansas. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Bennett, C. 2007. Buffer zones: common sense conservation. Delta Farm Press. August 16, 2007.
  • Burger, L.W. 2008. Bobwhite populations in the Southeast: what can we expect from habitat management? Wildlife Trends Sept/Oct 2008.
  • Burger, L.W., Jr., and K O. Evans. 2008. Bobwhite populations on private lands: What can we expect from habitat management? Wildlife Issues Spring 2008:10–13.
  • Butler, A.B., J.A. Martin, W.E. Palmer. This issue. Factors affecting grassland bird occupancy and abundance in the Florida dry prairie. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Conover, R.R. 2007. Farmland bird response to non-crop buffers and fields. Delta Wildlife, Summer 2007, 15(2):26–28.
  • Conover, R.R., S.J. Dinsmore, and L.W. Burger, Jr. This issue. Benefits of early-succession buffer and block habitat for farmland avian communities in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Cowan C., C. Kellner, and K. Labrum. This issue. Bobwhite production and brood ecology in response to habitat restoration in Arkansas. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Dailey, T. This issue. Attitudes of Missouri landowners toward the concept of large-scale northern bobwhite habitat restoration. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Guliano, W., J. Selph., A. Wilcox., E. Wilcox, and J.A. Martin. 2005. Guide to important plants for bobwhites and cattle in south Florida.
  • Harper, C.A., and J.P. Gruchy. 2007. Managing old-field habitats for increased food and cover. Quality Whitetails 14(3):14–18.
  • Harper, C.A., and J.P. Gruchy. This issue. Managing early successional habitat. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Harper, C.A., and J.P. Gruchy. This issue. Eradicating tall fescue and other non-native perennial cool-season grasses for improved early successional wildlife habitat. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Martin, J.A. Barbwire and Bobwhites. 2004–2007. Miscellaneous Reports. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Maxwell, A., L.A. Knipp, A.J. Savereno, J. Lewis, K. W. Cowell, and J. Bennett. 2005. NRCS showcases wildlife habitat enhancement practices. NRCS This Week.
  • Osborne, D. C. 2009. Quality Quail Habitat. Outdoor Illinois. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Volume XVII, Number 10, October 2009.
  • Osborne, D.C., and D.W. Sparling. This issue. Grassland community response to Conservation Reserve Program Management in fescue monocultures. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Riddle, J.D., and C.E. Moorman. 2007. What makes some field border habitats better than others? The Upland Gazette: North Carolina Small Game Notes 12(2).
  • Riddle, J.D., and C.E. Moorman. This issue. The importance of landscape context and upland habitat buffer shape for northern bobwhite and early-succession Songbirds. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Riddle, J.D., and C.E. Moorman. In review. Are focal areas suitable for early-succession breeding songbirds? The Upland Gazette: North Carolina Small Game Notes 13(2).
  • Rollins, D., and E.K. Lyons. This issue. Northern bobwhite response to EQIP brush control implementation in the Rolling Plains of Texas. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Taylor, B.D., and D. Rollins. 2006. Northern bobwhite response to EQIP brush control implementation in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Pages 98–111 in R. D. Ransom, J. Sanders, and S. Lyda, eds. Proceedings Red River Quail Symposium. Texas Cooperative Extension. 10–12 October 2006, Wichita Falls, TX.
  • USDA's Conservation Security Program and Quail Restoration in Scott County, Missouri: A Case Study
  • White, B. Hunters seeing positive impacts of Conservation Security Program
    Missouri Conservation Showcase, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Wiggers, E.P. This issue. Evaluation of conservation management practices for northern bobwhites, shrub-scrub and grassland songbirds. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Wiggers, E.P. This issue. Vegetation response to conservation management practices for northern bobwhites, shrub-scrub and grassland songbirds. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Yarrow, G., and L.A. Knipp. This Issue. Herbaceous conservation buffers: filter strips and field borders as wildlife habitat. USDA NRCS Technical Note.
  • Yarrow, G., and L.A. Knipp. This Issue. Prescribed burning to improve wildlife habitat in forest systems. USDA NRCS Technical Note.

Presentations

  • Abercrombie, E.D., and C.B. Dabbert. 2005. Northern bobwhite and scaled quail response to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices in the High Plains ecoregion of Texas. 11th Annual Southeast Quail Study Group Meeting. Gilbertsville, KY, August 14-17, 2005.
  • Abercrombie, E.D., and C.B. Dabbert. 2006. Northern bobwhite and scaled quail response to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices in the Shortgrass Prairie Conservation Region (TBCR 18). Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. South Padre, TX.
  • Abercrombie, E.D., and C.B. Dabbert. Northern bobwhite and scaled quail response to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices in the Shortgrass Prairie Conservation Region (TBCR 18). Gamebird 2006. Athens, GA, May 30–June 4, 2006.
  • Abercrombie, E.D., and C.B. Dabbert. Northern bobwhite and scaled quail response to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices in the Shortgrass Prairie Conservation Region (TBCR 18). 13th Annual Wildlife Society Conference. Anchorage, AK, September 23–27, 2006.
  • Abercrombie, E.D., and C.B. Dabbert. 2007. Northern bobwhite and scaled quail response to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) practices in the Shortgrass Prairie Conservation Region (TBCR 18). Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Beaumont, TX.
  • Baxter, R.J., and J.C. Bednarz. 2007. Songbird and northern bobwhite responses to management practices in Fulton County Arkansas. Partners in Flight Annual Meeting. Memphis, TN, February 2007.
  • Conover, R.R., S.J. Dinsmore, and L.W. Burger, Jr. 2007. Avian nesting ecology in linear vs. block early succession habitat. Society of Conservation Biology, Iowa State University Chapter Symposium. Ames, IA, February 2007.
  • Conover, R.R., S.J. Dinsmore, and L.W. Burger, Jr. 2007. Dickcissel nest ecology in an agricultural landscape. 14th Annual Wildlife Society Conference. Tucson, AZ, September 25, 2007.
  • Conover, R.R., S.J. Dinsmore, and L.W. Burger, Jr. 2008. Avian reproduction in managed habitats amongst intensive agriculture: making room for success? AOU/COS/CSO Joint Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Dailey, T.V. Missouri quail human dimensions study. Missouri Quail and Grassland Bird Leadership Council meeting. Jefferson City, MO, August 12, 2004.
  • Dailey, T.V. 2006. Quail human dimensions study update. Quail Unlimited State Council Annual Meeting. Mexico, MO, February 4, 2006.
  • Dailey, T.V., R.A. Reitz, C.D. Scroggins, H.J. Scroggins, T.B. Treiman, R.A. Pierce, II, and W.B. Kurtz. 2006. Use of habitat and landowner suitability models as tools for selecting large-scale quail habitat restoration areas on private land in Missouri. Gamebird 2006. Athens, GA, May 30–June 4, 2006.
  • Dailey, T.V. Do landowners give a hoot about quail? Quail Unlimited National Convention. Kansas City, MO, July 27, 2006.
  • Dailey, T.V., R.A. Reitz, C.D. Scroggins, H.J. Scroggins, T.B. Treiman, R.A. Pierce, II, and W.B. Kurtz. et al. 2007. Use of habitat and landowner spatial suitability models as tools for selecting large-scale quail habitat restoration areas on private land in Missouri. 2007 Missouri Natural Resources Conference. Osage Beach, MO, February 2, 2007.
  • Gruchy, J.P., and C.A. Harper. Managing quality early successional habitat on native warm-season grass fields in Tennessee. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Chapter—The Wildlife Society. Fall Creek Falls, TN.
  • Gruchy, J.P., and C.A. Harper. Effects of seasonal herbicide applications with and without disking on tall fescue renovation in Tennessee. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Chapter - The Wildlife Society. Paris Landing State Park, TN, 2006.
  • Heaton, W.C. 2005. Evaluation of four conservation management practices for northern bobwhites and grassland songbirds. South Carolina USDA Wildlife Services Conference. Hickory Knob State Park Resort, McCormick, SC, August 8–10, 2005.
  • Knipp, L.A. 2004. USDA’s Farm Bill wildlife habitat practices. RC & D Meeting. Greenville, SC, October 13, 2004.
  • Knipp, L.A. 2005. Sustainable land management demonstration and research for wildlife. South Carolina State Meeting for USDA Wildlife Services. Hickory Knob State Park, McCormick, SC, August 8, 2005.
  • Knipp, L.A., and A.J. Savereno. 2005. Integrating wildlife habitat enhancement with agricultural practices. 27th Annual Southern Conservation Tillage Systems Conference. Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Florence, SC, June 29, 2005.
  • Labrum, K., and C. Kellner. 2007. Bobwhite reproductive ecology in Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) management areas. Arkansas Quail Committee Meeting. February 27, 2007.
  • Labrum, K., and C. Kellner. 2007. Bobwhite nesting and brood-rearing habitat use in response to habitat restoration efforts in Arkansas. Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting. Arkansas Tech University, April 13–14, 2007.
  • Martin, J.A. 2006. Thinking and looking large: what you should think about (and why) when managing for bobwhites. NRCS Soil Conservation Society Meeting. Quincy, FL.
  • Martin, J.A. 2006. Implementing the NBCI on Florida rangelands using Farm Bill programs. Southeastern Partners in Flight Annual Meeting. Tallahassee, FL.
  • Martin, J.A. 2006. South Florida quail project: integrating research, management, and monitoring. Gamebird 2006. Athens, GA, May 31–June 4, 2006.
  • Martin, J.A. 2006. South Florida quail project: integrating research, management, and monitoring. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Anchorage, AK, September 23–27, 2006.
  • Martin, J.A. 2007. Avian ecology in central Florida. Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council Meeting. Osceola County, FL.
  • Martin, J.A., A.B. Butler, W.E. Palmer, T.C. Hines, G. Hendricks, and J.P. Carroll. 2005. South Florida Rangeland Quail Initiative and Research Program. 11th Annual Southeast Quail Study Group Meeting. Gilbertsville, KY, August 14–17, 2005.
  • Osborne, D. C., D. W. Sparling, and R. L. Hopkins II. Effects of vegetation management and landscape composition on northern bobwhite use of Conservation Reserve Program tall fescue monocultures. 70th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Springfield, IL 6-9 December 2009.
  • Osborne, D. C., D. W. Sparling, and R. L. Hopkins II. Influence of mid-contract management and landscape composition on northern bobwhite use and densities in tall fescue monocultures. The Wildlife Society. Monterey, CA, 19-22 September 2009.
  • Osborne, D. C. Restoring grassland wildlife habitats to tall fescue monocultures: mid-contract management. Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Public/Private Land Working Group Joint Meeting. Mount Vernon, IL, 3-6 May 2009.
  • Osborne, D. C., and D. W. Sparling. Mid-contract management effects on tall fescue-dominated plant communities in Conservation Reserve Program fields. Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Sparta, IL, 31 March-2 April 2009.
  • Osborne, D.C., D. Sparling, J. Cole, and D. Howell. 2006. Response of northern bobwhite, vegetation and arthropods to mid-contract management in aging CRP grasslands of south-central Illinois. Gamebird 2006. Athens, GA, May 31–June 4, 2006.
  • Reitz, R.A. 2006. Use of human dimensions information as a tool for selecting large-scale quail restoration areas: results from the ‘Songbirds and Small Game on Private Lands’ Survey. MDC quail management workshop, 2006 Missouri Natural Resources Conference. Osage Beach, MO, February 1, 2006.
  • Riddle, J., and C.E. Moorman. 2006. Effects of landscape context on early-succession songbird nest success in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. NC Partners in Flight, Blue Jay County Park, NC, March 28, 2006.
  • Riddle, J., and C.E. Moorman. 2006. Early-succession songbird nest success and parasitism rates in two landscapes in North Carolina. 13th Annual Wildlife Society Conference. Anchorage, AK, September 23–27, 2006.
  • Riddle, J.D., and C.E. Moorman. 2008. Increasing northern bobwhite populations with field borders in North Carolina. 25th Anniversary Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Reidsville, NC, February 21–22, 2008.
  • Riddle, J., C.E. Moorman, and F. Perkins. 2005. Maximizing the impact of field borders for quail and early-succession songbirds: what’s the best design for implementation? 11th Annual Southeast Quail Study Group Meeting. Gilbertsville, KY, August 14–17, 2005.
  • Savereno, A.J. Managing native vegetation for wildlife. AgExpo. Columbia, SC, March 1, 2005.
  • Savereno, A.J. Wildlife research initiatives at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center. Florence Chapter of Society of American Foresters. Florence, SC, April 25, 2005.
  • Scroggins, H.J., T.V. Dailey, R.A. Reitz, T B. Treiman, C.D. Scroggins, R.A. Pierce, II, and W.B. Kurtz. 2006. Focusing on bobwhite quail: Results of four northern Missouri focus groups. 12th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Vancouver, BC, June 7, 2006.
  • Sparling, D., D. Osborne, J. Cole, and D. Howell. 2005. Response of northern bobwhite, vegetation and invertebrates to three methods of renovating monotypic CRP grasslands in south-central Illinois. 11th Annual Southeast Quail Study Group meeting. Gilbertsville, KY, August 14–17, 2005.
  • Taylor, B., D. Rollins, N. Silvy, D. Ransom, and F. Smeins. 2006. Assessing bobwhite response to EQIP implementation in the Rolling Plains of Texas. Red River Quail Symposium. Wichita Falls, TX, October 11_13, 2006.
  • Treiman, T.B., R.A. Reitz, T.V. Dailey, C.D. Scroggins, H.J. Scroggins, S. Sheriff, R.A. Pierce, II, and W.B. Kurtz. 2007. The relationship between landowner demographics and attitudes and their willingness to participate in a quail habitat restoration cooperative in Missouri, USA. 13th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Park City, UT. June 18, 2007.