(Lostwood  NWR, Crosby and Lostwood WMDs)


Publications in peer-reviewed outlets:

1 = available from USFWS reprints, 8315 Hwy 8, Kenmare, ND 58746

2 = available from USGS-BRD Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401-7317

Hartz-Rubin, Jennifer S., T. Weaver, Cory S. Rubin, and J. Plaggemeyer. Effect of fire and grazing on invasive species in northern mixed grass prairie.

Cosby, H. E. 1965. Fescue grassland in North Dakota. Journal of Range Management 18:284-285.

Faaborg, J. 1976. Habitat selection and territorial behavior of the small grebes of North Dakota. Wilson Bulletin 88:390-399

1Smith, K. A. 1985. Prescribed burning reduces height and canopy cover of western snowberry (North Dakota). Restoration and Management Notes 3:86-87.

1Smith, K. A. 1985. Canada thistle response to prescribed burning (North Dakota). Restoration and Management Notes 3:87.

1Allen, G. T., R. K. Murphy, K. Steenhof, and S. W. Platt. 1986. Late fledging dates, renesting, and large clutches of prairie falcons. Wilson Bulletin 98:463-465.

2Kruse, A. D. and J. L. Piehl. 1986. The impact of prescribed burning on ground-nesting birds. Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 9:153-156.

1Murphy, R. K. 1987. Observations of the wood frog in northwestern North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 19:262.

1Peterson, D. J. and R. K. Murphy. 1992. Prey delivered to two Cooper’s hawk nests in northern mixed grass prairie. Canadian Field-Naturalist 106:385-386.

1,2Murphy, R. K. 1992. Long-eared owl ingests nestlings’ feces. Wilson Bulletin 104:192-193.

1Murphy, R. K. and M. T. Green. 1992. Migrant peregrine falcons in northwestern North Dakota in spring. Journal of Raptor Research 26:101-102.

1Smith, K. A., R. K. Murphy, D. L. Michaelson, and W. C. Viehl. 1993. Habitat and predation management for nesting piping plovers at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 25:139-147.

1Longcore, J. R., H. Boyd, R. T. Brooks, G. M. Haramis, D. K. McNichol, J. R. Newman, K. A. Smith, and F. Stearns. 1993. Acidic depositions: effects on wildlife and habitats. The Wildllife Society, Technical Review 93-1. 42pp.

1Murphy, R. K. 1994. Observations of red-tailed hawks capturing wild ducks in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 26:313-314.

2Kruse, A. D. and B. S. Bowen. 1996. Effects of burning and grazing on densities and habitats of breeding ducks in North Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 60:233-246.

1Murphy, R. K and J. T. Ensign. 1996. Nesting chronology of raptors in northwestern North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 28:51-57.

1Smith, K. A. 1996. Evolution of a field biologist (review of: F. Hamerstrom, 1994, My double life: memoirs of a naturalist, Univ. Wis. Press, 316pp). Prairie Naturalist 28:43-45.

1Murphy, R. K. 1997. Prey of nesting red-tailed hawks and great horned owls on Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, northwestern North Dakota. Blue Jay 55:145-148.

1Murphy, R. K. 1997. Importance of prairie wetlands and avian prey to breeding great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) in northwestern North Dakota. Pages 286-298 in J. R. Duncan, D. H. Johnson, and T. H. Nicholls (eds.),Biology and Conservation of Owls of the Northern Hemisphere. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service General Technical Report NC-190.

1Sondreal, M. L. and R. K. Murphy. 1998. Low Cooper’s hawk, Accipiter cooperii, nest in dense shrubs. Canadian Field-Naturalist 112:339-340.

Robbins, M. B. 1998. Display behavior of a male Sprague’s pipit. Wilson Bulletin 110:435-438.

1U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1998. Comprehensive conservation plan: Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge. USFWS, Kenmare, ND. 84pp.

Royer, R. A. 1998. Guide to the butterflies of Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Geol. Surv., N. Prairie Wildl. Res. Center, Jamestown, North Dakota.

Royer, R. A., J. E. Austin, and W. E. Newton. 1998. Checklist and "Pollard Walk" butterfly survey methods on public lands. American Midland Naturalist 140:358-371.

Smith, K. A., T. L. Shaffer, N. H. Euliss, D. A. Buhl, W. E. Newton, and D. W. Mushet. 1999. Ambient air quality, precipitation chemistry, and wetland chemistry at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota 1986-1991. U.S. National Park Service, Air Resources Division and U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Final Interagency Report No. IA2350-96-0005.

Rotella, J. J., E. M. Madden, and A. J. Hansen. 1999. Sampling considerations for estimating density of passerines in grasslands. Studies in Avian Biology 19:237-243.

1Winter, M. 1999. Relationship of fire history to territory size, breeding density, and habitat of Baird’s sparrow in North Dakota. Studies in Avian Biology 19:171-177.

1Murphy, R. K., B. G. Root, P. M. Mayer, J. P. Goossen, and K. A. Smith. 1999. A draft protocol for assessing piping plover reproductive success on Great Plains alkali lakes. Proceedings of a. Symposium, Piping Plovers and Least Terns of the Great Plains and Nearby. South Dakota State Univ., Brookings.

DeLeon, M. T. and L. M. Smith. 1999. Foraging behavior of migrant shorebirds in northwestern North Dakota. Condor 101:645-654.

1Madden, E. M., A. J. Hansen, and R. K. Murphy. 1999. Influence of prescribed fire history on habitat and abundance of passerine birds in northern mixed-grass prairie. Canadian Field-Naturalist 113:627-640.

1Madden, E. M., R. K. Murphy, A. J. Hansen, and L. Murray. 2000. Models for guiding management of northern prairie bird habitat in northwestern North Dakota. American Midland Naturalist 144:377-392.

1Murphy, R. K., M. J. Rabenberg, M. L. Sondreal, B. R. Casler, and D. A. Guenther. 2000. Reproductive success of piping plovers on alkali lakes in North Dakota and Montana. Prairie Naturalist 32:233-242.

Meehan, T. D., C. A. Lott, Z. D. Sharp, R. B. Smith, R. N. Rosenfield, A. C. Stewart, and R. K. Murphy. 2001. Using hydrogen isotope geochemistry to estimate the natal latitudes of immature Cooper’s hawks migrating through the Florida Keys. Condor 103:11-20.

1Buskness, N. A., R. K. Murphy, K. F. Higgins, and J. Jenks. 2001. Breeding bird abundance and habitat on two livestock grazing regimes in North Dakota. Proc. South Dakota Academy of Science 80:241-252.

1Knetter, J. M., R. K. Murphy, and R. S. Lutz. 2001. Initial movements of juvenile piping plovers, Charadrius melodus, from natal areas in northwestern North Dakota. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115:352-353.

1Murphy, R. K., K. W. Hasselblad, C. D. Grondahl, J. G. Sidle, R. E. Martin, and D. W. Freed. 2001. Status of the burrowing owl in North Dakota. Journal of Raptor Research 35:322-330.

1Casler, B. R. and R. K. Murphy. 2001. Badger removes egg from island in prairie alkali lake. Prairie Naturalist 33:109-110.

1Murphy, R. K., B. R. Casler, K. A. Smith, and D. P. Althoff. 2001. Reproduction and spacing of piping plovers breeding at high density at Appam Lake, North Dakota. Wilson Bulletin 113:331-335.

1Larson, M. A., M. R. Ryan, and R. K. Murphy. 2002. Population viability of piping plovers: effects of predator exclusion. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:361-371.

Knetter, J. M., R. S. Lutz, J. R. Cary, and R. K. Murphy. 2002. A multi-scale investigation of piping plover productivity on Great Plains alkali lakes, 1994-2000. Wildlife Society. Bulletin 30:683-694.

Rosenfield, R. N., J. Bielefeldt, L. J. Rosenfield, S. J. Taft, R. K. Murphy, and A. C. Stewart. 2002. Prevalence of Trichomonas gallinae in nestling Cooper’s hawks among three North American populations. Wilson Bulletin 114:145-147.

Nenneman, M. P., R. K. Murphy, and T. A. Grant. 2002. Cooper’s hawks, Accipiter cooperii, successfully nest at high densities in the northern Great Plains. Canadian Field-Naturalist 116:580-584.

Murphy, R. K., I. M. G. Michaud, D. R. C. Prescott, J. S. Ivan, B. J. Anderson, M. L. French. 2003. Predation on adult piping plovers at predator exclosure cages. Waterbirds 26:150-155.

Murphy, R. K., R. J. Greenwood, K. A. Smith, and J. S. Ivan. 2003. Predator exclusion methods for managing endangered shorebirds: are two barriers better than one? Waterbirds 26:156-159.

Murphy, R. K. and M. L. Sondreal. 2003. Breeding bird abundance and habitat along the Des Lacs River valley, North Dakota. Blue Jay 61:82-94.

Nenneman, M. P., T. A. Grant, M. L. Sondreal, and R. K. Murphy. 2003. Nesting habitat of Cooper’s hawks in northern Great Plains woodlands. Journal of Raptor Research 37:246-252.

Zimmerman, A. L., M. A. Sovada, T. K. Kessler, and R. K. Murphy. 2003. Redhead nest parasitism on artificial nesting islands in northwestern North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 35:65-80.

Larson, M. A., M. R. Ryan, and R. K. Murphy. 2003. Assessing recovery feasibility for piping plovers using optimization and simulation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:1105-1116.

DeKeyser, E. S., D. R. Kirby, and M. J. Ell. 2003. An index of plant community integrity: development of the methodology for assessing prairie wetland plant communities. Ecological Indicators 3:119-133.

Rosenfield, R. N., J. Bielefeldt, L. J. Rosenfield, A. C. Stewart, R. K. Murphy, and M. A. Bozek. 2003. Comparative relationships among eye color, age, and sex in three North American populations of Cooper’s hawks. Wilson Bulletin 115:225-230.

Grant, T. A., E. M. Madden, R. K. Murphy, M. P. Nenneman, and K. A. Smith. 2004. Monitoring native prairie vegetation: the belt transect method. Ecological Restoration 22:106-111.

Danley, R. F., R. K. Murphy, and E. M. Madden. 2004. Species diversity and habitat of grassland songbirds during grazing of prescribe-burned, mixed-grass prairie. Western North American Naturalist 64:72-77.

Murphy, R. K., D. J. Schindler, and R. D. Crawford. 2004. Duck nesting on rotational and continuous grazed pastures in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 36:83-94.

Murphy, R. K. 2004. Snowshoe hare occurrence and winter habitat on the Missouri Coteau in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 36:243-246.

Murphy, R. K., L. J. Rosenfield, R. N. Rosenfield, and M. P. Nenneman. 2004. High abundance of nesting long-eared owls in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 36:247-250.

Grant, T. A., E. M. Madden, and G. B. Berkey. 2004. Tree and shrub invasion in northern mixed-grass prairie: implications for breeding grassland birds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:807-818.

Ivan, J. S., and R. K. Murphy. 2005. What preys on piping plover eggs and chicks? Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: In Press.

Murphy, R. K., and T. A. Grant. 2005. Land management history and floristics in mixed-grass prairie, North Dakota, USA. Natural Areas Journal 25:In Press.

Grant, T. A., and R. K. Murphy. 2005. Changes in woodland habitat on prairie refuges in North Dakota, USA. Natural Areas Journal 25:In Press.

Murphy, R. K., D. A. Guenther, A. S. Rogers, and L. Lystad. 2005. Dakota skipper habitat in relation to fire history on a northwestern North Dakota prairie. Ecological Restoration 23: Accepted.

Ludwick, T. L., and R. K. Murphy. 2005. Fire history, passerine abundance, and habitat on a North Dakota Drift Plain prairie. Prairie Naturalist Accepted.






Theses and dissertations:

Green, M. T. 1992. Adaptations of Baird’s sparrow to grasslands: acoustic communication and nomadism. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 102pp.

Murphy, R. K. 1993. History, nesting biology, and predation ecology of raptors in the Missouri Coteau of northwestern North Dakota. Ph.D. thesis, Montana State Univ., Bozeman. 212pp.

Winter, M. 1994. Habitat selection of Baird’s sparrows in northern mixed grass prairie. Diplomarbeit, Univ. Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany. 102pp.

DeLeon, M. 1996. Use of habitat and behavior of migrant shorebirds in North Dakota. M.S. thesis, Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock. 97pp.

Madden, E. M. 1996. Passerine communities and bird-habitat relationships on prescribe-burned, mixed-grass prairie in North Dakota. M.S. thesis, Montana State Univ., Bozeman. 153pp.

Schneider, N. A. 1998. Passerine use of grasslands managed with two grazing systems on the Missouri Coteau in North Dakota. M.S. thesis, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings. 94pp.

DeKeyser, E. S. 2000. A vegetative classification of seasonal and temporary wetlands across a disturbance gradient using a multimetric approach. Ph.D. dissertation, North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. 124pp.

Knetter, J. M. 2001. Relationship of landscape and avian predator communities to piping plover productivity on Great Plains landscapes. M.S. thesis, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison. 56pp.

Larson, M. A. 2001. Modeling optimal management strategies for piping plovers in the Great Plains. Ph.D. thesis, Univ. Missouri, Columbia. 94pp.

Schindler, D. J. 2002. Duck nesting and habitat on privately-owned rotation grazing systems in North Dakota. M.S. thesis, Univ. North Dakota, Grand Forks. 49pp.