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ResearchersEach year researchers conduct several studies in hopes of improving our understanding of the natural world and quantifying the effectiveness of our management practices.
 

Published Papers & Reports

 

For those interested in conducting research, inventory activities, or monitoring on lands managed by Seney NWR, information regarding policies (and citations for past studies) are found below. Past research is listed alphabetically by author and broken into three categories: peer-reviewed papers, theses/dissertations, and miscellaneous reports. Highlighted titles indicate links to the actual papers in .pdf format, if the paper's file size is greater than 500kb it will be noted.

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 Applied Research Experiences from Seney National Wildlife Refuge 
One Method to Evaluate Research Proposals at Seney National Wildlife Refuge 
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Peer-Reviewed Papers    Theses/Dissertations    Misc. Reports  

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 Lake States Fire Science Consortium and Applied Research 

 

Peer-Reviewed Papers 

 Austin, J.E. and D.A. Buhl. 2013. Relating Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) occupancy to habitat and landscape features in the context of fire.Waterbirds 36:199-213.

 Baker, B.W., B.S. Cade, W.L. Mangus, and J.L. McMillan. 1995. Spatial analysis of Sandhill Crane nesting habitat. Journal of Wildlife Management 59:752-758.

 Bart, J., R.A. Stehn, J.A. Herrick, N.A. Heaslip, T.A. Bookhout, and J.A. Stenzel. 1984. Survey methods for breeding Yellow Rails. Journal of Wildlife Management 48:1382-1386.

 Baetsen, R., B. Heuvelhorst, and T. Casselman. 2005. Nesting of the Great Gray Owl, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Schoolcraft County, Michigan. Michigan Birds and Natural History 12:2-5.

 Barrow, J.H. Jr., Kelker, N., and H. Miller. 1969. The transmission of Leucocytozoon simondi to birds by Simulium rugglesi in Northern Michigan. The American Midland Naturalist 79:197-204.

 Beard (Losey), E.B. 1964. Duck brood behavior at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 2.5 MB). Journal of Wildlife Management 28:492-521. 

 Beard (Losey), E.B. 1953. The importance of beaver in waterfowl management at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 5.7 MB). Journal of Wildlife Management 17:398-436.

 Bookhout, T.A., and J.R. Stenzel. 1987. Habitat and movement of breeding Yellow Rails. Wilson Bulletin 99:441-447.

 Bork, S.P., T.G. Pypker, R.G. Corace III, R.A. Chimner, A.L. Maclean and J.A. Hribjlan. 2013. A case study in large-scale wetland restoration at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Michigan, USA.American Midland Naturalist 169:286-302.

 Corace, R.G. III, L.M. Shartell, P.C. Goebel, D.M. Kashian, I. Drobyshev and D.M. Hix. 2014. Bird communities of reference and altered mixed-pine forests: Implications for restoring fire-dependent ecosystems.Forest Ecology and Management 318:183-193.

 Corace, R.G., III, A.T. Stout, P.C. Goebel, and D.M. Hix. 2013. Snag benchmarks and treatment options for mixed-pine forest restoration in eastern Upper Michigan.Restoration Ecology 21:608-616.

 Corace, R.G. III, L.M. Shartell, L. A. Schulte, W.L. Brininger Jr., M.K.D. McDowell, and D.M. Kashian. 2012. An ecoregional context for forest management on National Wildlife Refuges of the Upper Midwest, USA. Environmental Management 49:359-371.

Corace, R.G., III. and P.C. Goebel. 2010. An ecological approach to forest management for wildlife: integrating disturbance ecology patterns into silvicultural treatments.The Wildlife Professional 4:38-40. 

 Corace, R.G. III, N.E. Seefelt, P.C. Goebel, and H.L. Shaw. 2010. Snag longevity and decay class development in a recent jack pine clearcut in Michigan (PDF file size 903 KB).  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27:125-131. 

 Corace, R.G. III, P.C. Goebel, and D.L. McCormick. 2010. Kirtland's Warbler habitat management and multi-species bird conservation: considerations for planning and management across jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) habitat types (PDF file size 1.01 MB).  Natural Areas Journal 30:174-190.

 Corace, R.G. III, P.C. Goebel, D.M. Hix, T. Casselman, and N.E. Seefelt. 2009. Applying principles of ecological forestry at National Wildlife Refuges: experiences from Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Kirtland's Warbler Wildlife Management Area.  The Forestry Chronicle 85:695-701.

 Corace, R.G., III, D.J. Flaspohler, and L.M. Shartell. 2009. Geographical patterns in openland cover and hayfield mowing in the Upper Great Lakes Region: implications for grassland bird conservation (PDF file size 512 KB).  Landscape Ecology 24:309-323.

 Corace, R.G., III., K.P. Leister, and B. Brosnan. 2008. Efficacy of different glyphosate concentrations in managing glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus L.) resprouts at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Michigan.  Ecological Restoration 26:111-112.

 Corace, R.G., III., B. Lundrigan, and P. Myers. 2006. Nest site habitat characteristics and prey use of a breeding pair of Great Gray Owls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The Passenger Pigeon 68:353-360.

 Corace, R.G., III., D.L. McCormick, and V. Cavalieri. 2006. Population growth parameters of a reintroduced Trumpeter Swan flock, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, USA (1991-2004). Waterbirds 29:38-42.

 Corin, C.W. 1976. The land vertebrates of the Huron Islands, Lake Superior. The Jack-Pine Warbler 54:138-147.

 Crozier, G.E., and G.J. Niemi. 2003. Using local patch and landscape variables to model bird abundance in a naturally heterogeneous landscape (PDF file size 529 KB). Canadian Journal of Zoology 81:441-452.

 Cuthbert, F.J., L.R. Wires, and J.E. McKearman. 2002. Potential impacts of Double-crested Cormorants on nesting Great Blue Herons and Black-Crowned Herons in the U.S. Great Lakes. International Journal of Great Lakes Research 28:145-154.

 Cuthbert, F.J. 1988. Reproductive success and colony site tenacity in Caspian Terns. Auk 105:339-344.

 Cuthbert, F.J. 1985. Interseasonal movement between colony sites by Caspian Terns in the Great Lakes. Wilson Bulletin 97:502-510. 

 Cuthbert, F.J. 1985. Mate retention in Caspian Terns. Condor 87:74-78.

 Davis, D.D. 2007. Ozone injury to plants within the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Michigan. Northern Naturalist 14:415-424.

 DiAllesandro, A. 2012. An assessment of foliar application of triclopyr of varying concentrations for managing glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) seedlings and resprouts (Michigan). Ecological Restoration 30:18-19.

 Drobyshev, I., P.C. Goebel, Y. Bergeron and R.G. Corace, III. 2012. Detecting changes in climate forcing on the fire regime of a North American mixed-pine forest: A case study of Seney National Wildlife Refuge,Upper Michigan.Dendrochronologia 30:137–145.

 Drobyshev, I., P.C. Goebel, D.M. Hix, R.G., Corace III, and M. Duncan. 2008a. Pre- and post-European settlement fire history of red pine-dominated forest ecosystems of  Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Michigan (PDF file size 1.55 MB). Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:2497–2514.

 Drobyshev, I., P.C. Goebel, D.M. Hix, R.G., Corace III, and M. Duncan. 2008b. Interactions among forest composition, structure, fuel loadings and fire history: a case study of red pine-dominated forests of Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 1.24 MB). Forest Ecology and Management 256:1723–1733.

 Drummer, T.D., R.G. Corace, III, and S.J. Sjogren. 2011. Sharp-tailed Grouse lek attendance and fidelity in Upper Michigan. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:311–318.

 Duan, W., and T.A. Bookhout. 1997. Breeding behavior of isolation-reared Sandhill Cranes (PDF file size 588 KB). Journal of Field Ornithology 68:200-207.

 Evers, D.C., K.M. Taylor, A. Major, R.J. Taylor, R.H. Poppenga, and A.M. Scheuhammer. 2003. Common loon eggs as indicators of methylmercury availability in North America. Ecotoxicology 12:69-81.

 Evers, D.C., J.D. Kaplan, M.W. Meyer, P.S. Reaman, W.E. Braselton, A. Major, N. Burgess, and A.M. Scheuhammer. 1998.  Geographic trend in mercury measured in Common Loon feathers and blood. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 17:173-183.  

 Evers, D.C. 1994. Activity budgets of a marked Common Loon (Gavia immer) nesting population.  Hydrobiologia 279/280:415-420.

 Evers, D.C., J.D. Kaplan, P.S. Reaman, J.D. Paruk, and P. Phifer. 1997. Demographic characteristics of the Common Loon in the Upper Great Lakes: old history and new findings. (PDF file size 3.66 MB). In: Proceedings of Symposium of American Ornithologists' Union, 115th Meeting, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

 Field, R.J. 1970. Scavengers feeding on a Michigan deer carcass. The Jack Pine Warbler 48:73.

 Field, R.J. 1970. Winter habits of the river otter, Lutra canadensis, in Michigan (PDF file size 662 KB). Michigan Academician 3:49-58.

 Fjetland, C.A. 1978. Giant Canada Goose incubates eggless nest. Wilson Bulletin 90:456-457.

 Fjetland, C.A. 1973. Long-term retention of plastic collars on Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 37:176-178.

 Frandsen, W.R. 1997. Ignition probability of organic soils.Canadian Journal of Forest Research 27:1471-1477.

 Gates, F.C. 1950. Hat Island, Lake Michigan: its revegetation after bombing. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 53:217-228.

 Heinselman, M.L. 1965. String bogs and other patterned organic terrain near Seney, Upper Michigan (PDF file size 1.16 MB).Ecology 46:185-188.

 Herman, C.W., J.H., Barrow Jr., and I.B. Tarhis. 1975. Leucocytozoonosis in Canada Geese at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.Journal of Wildlife Diseases 11:404-411.

 Johnson, C.S. 1947. Canada Goose management, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.Journal of Wildlife Management 11:21-24.

 Kashian, D.M., R.G. Corace III, L.M. Shartell, D.M. Donner, and P.W. Huber. 2012. Variability and persistence of post-fire biological legacies in jack pine-dominated ecosystems of northern Lower Michigan (PDF file size 997 KB).Forest Ecology and Management 263:148-158.

 Kowalski, K., and D. Wilcox. 2003. Differences in sedge fen vegetation upstream and downstream from a managed impoundment (PDF file size 627 KB).The American Midland Naturalist 150:199-220.

 Lagler, K.F. 1956. The pike, Eso lucius (Linnaeus), in relation to waterfowl on the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan.Journal of Wildlife Management 20:114-124.

 Lederle, P.E., W.C. Scharf, G. Shugart, and M. Fitch. 1985. Size variation in Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis from the Beaver Islands. The Jack-Pine Warbler 63:10-20.

 Losey, E.B., B.R. Deemer, and R.G., Corace III. 2007. History of Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) at Seney National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas, Schoolcraft County, Michigan (PDF file size 719 KB).Passenger Pigeon 69:339-348.

 Loope, W.L., and J.B. Anderton. 1998. Human vs lightning ignition of presettlement surface fires in coastal pine forests of the Upper Great Lakes. American Midland Naturalist 140:206-218.

 Lydick, C. 2008. Evaluating amphibian abnormalities on wildlife refuges. Endangered Species Bulletin 33:34-35.

 Mager, J.N., III, C. Walcott, and D. Evers. 2007. Macrogeographic variation in the body size and territorial vocalizations of male Common Loons (Gavia immer). Waterbirds 30:64-72.

 Miesel, J.R., P.C. Goebel, R.G., Corace III, D.M. Hix, R. Kolka, B. Palik, and D. Mladenoff. 2012. Fire effects on soils in Lake States forests: a compilation of published research to facilitate long-term investigations. Forests 3:1034-1070.  

 Miller, M.P., S.M. Haig, T.D. Mullins, K.J. Popper, and M. Green. 2012. Evidence for population bottlenecks and subtle genetic structure in the Yellow Rail. The Condor 114:100-112. 

 Moore, P.A., T.G. Pypker, and J.M. Waddington. 2013. Effect of long-term water table manipulation on peatland evapotranspiration.Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 178-179:106-119.

 Myers, P., B.L. Lundrigan, S. Hoffman, A.P. Haraminac, and S.H. Seto. 2009. Climate-induced changes in the small mammal communities of the Northern Great Lakes Region (PDF file size 660 KB).Global Climate Change Biology 15:1434-1454. 

 Nagel, L.M., R.G., Corace III., and A.J. Storer. 2008. An experimental approach to testing the efficacy of management treatments for glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Upper Michigan.Ecological Restoration 26:136-142.

 Nyamai, P.A., P.C. Goebel, D.M. Hix, R.G. Corace, III and.I. Drobyshev. 2014. Fire history, fuels, and overstory effects on the regeneration-layer dynamics of mixed-pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan, USA.Forest Ecology and Management 322:37-47.

 Palmer, S.F., and D.O. Trainer. 1970. Serological evidence of Newcastle disease virus in Canada Geese.Avian Diseases 14:494-502.

 Palmer, S.F., and D.O. Trainer. 1969. Serological study of some infectious diseases of Canada Geese (PDF file size 672 KB).Bulletin Wildlife Disease Association 5:260-266.

 Paruk, J.D. 2006. Testing hypotheses of social gatherings of Common Loons (Gavia immer). Hydrobiologia 567:237-245. 

 Pypker, T.G., Moore, P.A., Waddington, J.M., Hribljan, J.A., and R.C. Chimner. 2013. Shifting environmental controls on CH4 fluxes in a sub-boreal peatland. Biogeosciences 10:7971-7981. 

 Risch, M.R., J.F. DeWild, D.P. Krabbenhoft, R.K. Kolka, and L. Zhang. 2011. Litterfall mercury dry deposition in the eastern US.Environmental Pollution XXXX. 

 Rist, S.G., P.C. Goebel, R.G. Corace, III, D.M. Hix, I. Drobyshev, and T. Casselman. 2011. Do partial cross sections from live trees for fire history analysis result in higher mortality 2 years after sampling? (PDF file size 1.16 MB).Forest Ecology and Management 262: 940–946.

 Rockwell, S.M., C.I. Bocetti, and P.P. Marra. 2012. Carry-over effects of winter climate on spring arrival data and reproductive success in an endangered migratory bird, Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii).The Auk 129:744-752.

 Rothstein, D.E., Z. Yermakov, and A.L. Buell. 2004. Loss and recovery of ecosystem carbon pools following stand-replacing wildfire in Michigan jack pine forests (PDF file size 813 KB).Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:1908-1918.

 Scholtens, B.G., and W.H. Wagner, Jr. 1997. An example of clinal variation in eastern North American buckmoths (Saturniidae: Hemileuca). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 51:47-56.

 Seefelt, N.E. 2012. Comparing decadal census trends and yearly variation in abundance and distribution of breeding Double-crested Cormorants: Importance of monitoring a managed species.Waterbirds 35:40-49.

 Seefelt, N.E., and J.C. Gillingham. 2008. Bioenergetics and prey consumption of breeding Double-crested Cormorants in the Beaver Archipelago, Northern Lake Michigan. Journal of  Great Lakes Research 34:122-133. 

 Seefelt, N.E., and J.C. Gillingham. 2006. A comparison of three methods to investigate the diet of breeding Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) in the Beaver Archipelago, Northern Lake Michigan. Hydrobiologia (Special Publication) 567:57-56. 

 Seefelt, N.E., and J.C. Gillingham. 2006. Foraging locations of Double-crested Cormorants in the Beaver Archipelago of Northern Lake Michigan: implications for smallmouth bass declines. Waterbirds 29:473-480.

 Seefelt, N.E., and J.C. Gillingham. 2004. A new colony location for Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) and other waterbirds in the Beaver Archipelago, Northern Lake Michigan. Michigan Birds and Natural History 11:122-127.

 Seong, J.C., and A.C. Lucas. 2002. Characterizing human impacts on wetlands using satellite imagery at Seney, Michigan, USA. The Geographical Journal of Korea 36:51-61. 

 Severud, W.J., J.L. Belant, J.G. Bruggink, and S.K. Windels. 2011. Predation cues reduce American beaver use of foraging trails.Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:296-305.

 Shartell, L.M., R.G. Corace III, and A.J. Storer. 2012. Exotic earthworm communities of deciduous forests of National Wildlife Refuges in the Upper Midwest (PDF file size 7.42 MB).Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:332-340.

 Shartell, L.M., L.M. Nagel and A.J. Storer. 2011. Multi-criteria risk model for garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (PDF file size 569 KB).American Midland Naturalist 165:116–127.

 Sheesley, R.J., J.J. Schauer, E. Bean, and D. Kenski. 2004. Trends in secondary organic aerosol at a remote site in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.Environmental Science and Technology 38:6491-6500.

 Sherwood, G.A. 1965. Recent modifications in banding equipment for Canada Geese (PDF file size 851 KB).Journal of Wildlife Management 29:640-643.

 Shugart, G.W., W.C. Scharf, and F.J. Cuthbert. 1979. Status and reproductive success of the Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) in the U.S. Great Lakes (PDF file size 1.16MB). Colonial Waterbirds 2:146-156.

 Smith, L.M., N.H. Euliss, Jr., D.A. Wilcox, and M.M. Brinson. 2008. Application of a geomorphic and temporal perspective to wetland management in North America (PDF file size 678 KB). Wetlands 28:563-577.

 Stuht, J.N., W.W. Bowerman, and D.A. Best. 1999. Leucocytozoonosis in nesting Bald Eagles in Michigan and Minnesota.Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35:608-612.

 Sypulski, J.L. 1943. The Seney bullrush picker.Journal of Wildlife Management 7:230-231.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1972. The feeding of some ornithophilic black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the laboratory and their role in the transmission of Leucocytozoon simondiAnnals of the Entomological Society of America 65:842-848.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1971. An unusual fatality of a yearling Canada Goose. The Jack-Pine Warbler 49:128. 

 Tarshis, I.B. 1971. Individual black fly rearing cylinders (Diptera: Simuliidae)Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64:1192-1193.

 Tarshis, I.B., and T.R. Adkins, Jr. 1971. Equipment for transporting live black fly larvae (Diptera: Simuliidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64:1194-1195.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1971. An unusual fatality of a yearling Canada Goose. The Jack-Pine Warbler 49:128.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1971. Individual black fly rearing cylinders (Diptera: Simuliidae)Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64:1192-1193.

 Tarshis, I.B., and T.R. Adkins, Jr. 1971. Equipment for transporting live black fly larvae (Diptera: Simuliidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 64:1194-1195. 

 Tarshis, I.B., and W. Neil. 1970. Mass movement of black fly larvae on silken threads (PDF file size 2.76MB). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 63:607-610.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1968. Collecting and rearing black flies (PDF file size 3.14MB). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61:1072-1083. 

 Tarshis, I.B. 1968. Use of fabrics in streams to collect black fly larvae (PFD file size 974 KB).Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61:960-961.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1966. A method of shipping live larvae of Simulium vittatum long distances (PDF file size 953KB). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 59:866-867. 

 Tarshis, I.B. 1966. A protective suit for aquatic research.Journal of Wildlife Management 30:421-422.

 Tate, J.L. Jr., and S. Postupalsky. 1965. Food remains at a Bald Eagle nest. Jack-Pine-Warbler 43:146.

 Taylor, Z.S. and S.M.G. Hoffman. 2012. Microsatellite genetic structure and cytonuclear discordance in naturally fragmented populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus).Journal of Heredity 103:71-79. 

 Taylor, Z.S. and S.M.G. Hoffman. 2010. Mitochondrial DNA genetic structure transcends natural boundaries in Great Lakes populations of woodland deer mice (PDF file size 523 KB).Canadian Journal of Zoology 88:404-415.

 Tucker, T.R. and N.E. Seefelt. 2014. Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) on the move in the Beaver Archipelago, northern Lake Michigan. Waterbirds 37:99-106.

 Van Guilder, M.A. and N.E. Seefelt. 2013. Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) chick bioenergetics following round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) invasion and implementation of cormorant population control.Journal of Great Lakes Research 39:153-161. 

 Vernier, M., M. Wierda, W.W. Bowerman, and R.A. Hites. 2010. Flame retardants and organochlorine pollutants in bald eagle plasma from the Great Lakes region.Chemosphere 80:1234-1240.

 Walcott, C., J.N. Mager, and W. Piper. 2005. Changing territories, changing tunes: male loons, Gavia immer, change their vocalizations when they change territories.Animal Behaviour 71:673-683.

 Walcott, C., and D. Evers. 1999. Individuality in “yodel” calls recorded from a banded population of common loons, Gavia immerBioacoustics 10:101-114.

 Walkinshaw, L.H. 1977. Sandhill Crane studies in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (PDF file size 1.52 MB).The Jack-Pine Warbler 56:107-121.

 Walkinshaw, L.H. 1937. Le Conte’s Sparrow breeding in Michigan and South Dakota (PDF file size 860 KB). Auk 54:309-320.

 Walkinshaw, L.H. 1937. The Virginia Rail in Michigan.Auk 464-475.

 Walkinshaw, L.H. 1939. The Yellow Rail in Michigan.Auk 56:227-237.

 White, D.H. and E. Cromartie. 1977. Residues of environmental pollutants and shell thinning in merganser eggs. The Wilson Bulletin 89:532-542.

 Wieferich, D.J., D.G. McCullough, D.B. Hayes, and N.J. Schwalm. 2011. Distribution of American beech (Fagus grandifolia) and beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisuga Lind.) in Michigan from 2005 to 2009. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 28:173-179.

 Wilcox, D.A., M.J. Sweat, M.L. Carlson, and K.P. Kowalski. 2006. A water-budget approach to restoring a sedge fen affected by diking and ditching.Journal of Hydrology 320:501-517. 

 Wilson, R.S., D.M. Hix, P.C. Goebel, and R.G. Corace, III. 2009. Identifying land manager objectives and alternatives for mixed-pine forest ecosystem management and restoration in eastern Upper Michigan (PDF file size 3.28 MB).Ecological Restoration 27:407-416.

 Wires, L.R., and F.J. Cuthbert 2006. Historical populations of the Double-crested Cormorant: implications for conservation and management in the 21st century.Waterbirds 29:9-37.

 Wires, L.R., and F.J. Cuthbert. 2000. Trends in Caspian Tern numbers and distribution in North America: a review (PDF file size 652KB).Waterbirds 23:388-404.

 

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Theses/Dissertations

 Abram, Z. 2003. The recovery of ecosystem processes after wildfire in Michigan jack pine forests. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Ballantyne, D.M. 2010. The effects of long-term water table manipulations on carbon cycling in a Great Lakes peatland. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Bowerman, W. 1989. Bald Eagle ecology and aquatic ecosystems at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (Ph.D.Dissertation)

 Burkman, M. 1993. The use of prescribed fire to enhance nesting habitat for Yellow Rails at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Corin, C.W. 1975. Ecology of the terrestrial vertebrate fauna of the Huron Islands, Lake Superior. Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Crozier, G.E. 1999. Using local patch and landscape variables to model bird abundance in a naturally heterogeneous landscape. University of Minnesota- Duluth, Duluth, MN. (M.S. Thesis)

 Cullinane Anthony, B.L. 2014. Influence of wildfire-induced stand structure on bird diversity patterns in jack pine ecosystems of northern Lower Michigan. Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Duan. W. 1994. Social and reproductive behavior of isolation-reared released Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). Department of Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (M.S. Thesis)

 Field, R.J. 1970. A comparison of the activities of the river otter (Lutra Canadensis) in two types of ecological habitats. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Fjetland, C.A. 1973. History of water management at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Resource Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Harrington, E. 2006. Small mammals, habitat, and forest restoration at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Hartwig, T.J. 2003. A population survey and habitat assessment of secretive marsh birds in Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Hribljan, J.A. 2012. The effects of long-term water table manipulations on vegetation, poor water, substrate quality, and carbon cycling in a northern poor pen peatland. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Kainulainin (Trudgeon), L. 2003. Cover map accuracy assessment and identification of important beaver habitat variables at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Kearney, A.M. 2006. Impacts of beech bark disease on stand composition and wildlife resources in Michigan. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Korte, J.L. 2013. Landscape characteristics of Upland Sandpiper habitat in Michigan. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. (M.S. Thesis) 

 Kowalski, K.P. 2000. Analysis of wetland plant communities and environmental conditions. A wetland restoration project in Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 McMillen, J.E. 1988. Productivity and movements of the greater Sandhill Crane population at Seney National Wildlife Refuge: potential for an introduction of Whooping Cranes. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Myer, M.G. 2012. Characterizing the decision process of land managers when managing for Endangered species of fire dependent ecosystems: the case of the Kirtland’s warbler (Septophaga kirtlandii Baird). The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (M.S. Thesis) 

 Nyamai, P.A. 2013. Factors affecting regeneration-layer dynamics in mixed-pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan and implications for forest ecosystem restoration. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Pypker, T.G., P.A. Moore, J.M. Waddington, J.A. Hribljan, and R.C. Chimner. 2013. Shifting environmental controls on CH4 fluxes in a sub-boreal peatland.Biogeosciences 10:7971-7981.

 Rist, S.G. 2008. Legacies of forest management and fire in mixed-pine forest ecosystems of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Upper Michigan, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (PDF file size 979KB). (M.S. Thesis) 

 Rockwell, S.M. 2013. Carry-over effects from the non-breeding season influence spring arrival dates, reproductive success, and survival in an Endangered migratory bird, the Kirtland's Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) (PDF file size 1.11MB). University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Sarvis, J.E. 1972. The breeding biology and ecology of the Ring-necked Duck in Northern Michigan.  Utah State University, Logan UT. (M.S. Thesis)

 Severud, W.J. 2011. American beaver foraging ecology: predation avoidance, diet, and forage availability. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Shartell, L.M. 2012. Invasion patterns of emerald ash borer and European earthworms in forested ecosystems. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Sherwood, G.A. 1966. Canada Geese of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  Utah State University, Logan, UT. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Skutek, S.A. 1980. Preliminary investigations of Sandhill Crane feather analysis.  College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Stenzel, J.R. 1983. Ecology of breeding Yellow Rails at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Department of Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (M.S. Thesis)

 Swanson, K.A. 2002. Movement, survival, and habitat relationships of snowshoe hare following release in Northeast Ohio. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. (M.S. Thesis)

 Taylor, Z. S. 2010. Geographic heterogeneity and landscape-scale genetic patterns in Great Lakes populations of Peromyscus. Miami University, Oxford, OH. (Ph.D. Dissertation)

 Timmer, D.R. 2005. Small mammal community response to prescribed burns in Seney National Wildlife Refuge. School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Tucker, T. 2011. Changing movements of Double-creasted Cormorants in the Beaver Archipelago, northern Lake Michigan (PDF file size 3.16 MB). Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Van Guilder, M.A. 2011. Changes in Double-creasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) reproductive success and chick bioenergetics after the invasion of the round goby (Appollonia melanostomus) (PDF file size 16.13MB). Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Welsh, S. 2011. Hydrological and ecological assessment of the impacts of the Walsh Ditch drainage plugs (PDF file size 3.38 MB). Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

 Wieferich, J.B. 2013. Beech bark disease in Michigan: distribution, impacts, and dynamics. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (M.S. Thesis)

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Miscellaneous Reports 

 Anderson, S.H. 1982. Effects of the 1976 Seney National Wildlife Refuge wildfire on wildlife and wildlife habitat (PDF file size 6.66 MB). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Publication 146.

 Beard (Losey), E.B. 1947, 1948, 1949. Report of waterfowl studies made at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Unpublished Report, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Berres, M.E., J.A. Barzen and M.A. Hayes. 2013. Population genetic structure in the eastern population of Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis Tabida). Final Report, University of Wisconsin and International Crane Foundation, WI.

 Bookhout, T. 1979-1994. Population status and habitat use by breeding Yellow Rails at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Ohio Co-Op Fish and Wildlife Unit, Columbus, OH. 

 Bowerman, W.W. 2003. Bald eagles, woodland raptors, and other studies associated with wildlife ecology and toxicology: results from 1985-2003. Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

 Bowerman, W. 1988. Survey of xenobiotics in biota on Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Ohio Co-Op U.S. Fish and Wildlife Unit, Columbus OH.

 Burkman, P. 1991. Nesting of Black Terns on Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Seney, MI.

 Carnes, Rachael. 2011. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System Wilderness Fellows Report on Wilderness Character Monitoring. Seney, NWR.

 Comes, E. 2012. Driggs River restoration within Seney National Wildlife Refuge: an 18-year revetment condition assessment. Seney, NWR.

 Corace, R.G. III, H.A. Petrillo, and L.M. Shartell. 2011. Rapid Ecological Assessment of Forests in the Laurentian Mixed Forest-Great Lakes Coastal Biological Network, Midwest Region, National Wildlife Refuge System, US Fish & Wildlife Service: SUMMARY TABLES AND FIGURES, SENEY NWR. Published by Seney NWR for the Midwest Regional Office, Fort Snelling, MN. 

 Corace, R.G. III, Shartell, L.M., Brininger, W.L. Jr. and R.S. King. 2009. Assessment of ecoregional spatial patterns for National Wildlife Refuges of the Great Lakes Biology Network (PDF file size 31.01MB). Seney, NWR.

 Cuthbert, F.J., and L.R. Wires. 2003. Prioritization of waterbird colony sites for conservation in the U.S. Great Lakes. Final report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

 Cuthbert, F.J. 1999. Wildlife issues on Great Lakes islands. State of Great Lakes Islands: Proceedings from 1996 U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Island Workshop (K. Vigmostad ed.), Michigan State University Department of Resources and Development, East Lansing, MI, 47-51.

 Cuthbert, F.J., and L.R. Wires.1999. Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia). The Birds of North America (A. Poole and F. Gill ed.).

 Duan, W., T.A. Bookhout, and R.P. Urbanek. 1996. Home range and habitat use by isolation-reared Sandhill Cranes. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group. Biloxi, MS, 72-78.

 Evers, D.C. Date Unknown. A replicable capture method for adult and juvenile Common Loons on their nesting lakes. American Loon Conference Proceedings, Publication 13:214-219.

 Evers, D.C. 1992. Population ecology of the Common Loon at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney Michigan: Results from the first color-marked breeding population. American Loon Conference Proceedings 12:202-212.

 Evers, D.C. 1992-1995. Northern Great Lakes Common Loon monitoring program. Field Season Report.

 Evers, D.C. 1993. Population ecology of the Common Loon at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan: Results from the first color-marked breeding population.  Proceedings 1992 Conference on the Loon and its Ecosystem: Status, management, and environmental concerns (L. Morse, S. Stockwell, and M. Pokras ed.), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Concord, NH, 202-213.

 Evers, D.C. 2000. An update of North America’s Common Loon breeding population. Loons: Old History and New Findings (J.W. McIntyre and D.C. Evers ed.), Proceedings of a symposium from the 1997 meeting, American Ornithologists Union, North American Loon Fund, Holderness, NH, 91-94.

 Evers, D.C., O.P. Lane, C. De Sorbo, and L. Savoy. 2002. Assessing the impacts of methylmercury on piscivorous wildlife using a wildlife criterion value based on the Common Loon, 1998-2001. Report BRI 2002-2008.

 Faber, R.A., and J.J. Hickey. Insecticides, PCB’s and mercury in inland aquatic bird eggs.  Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, 1-16.

 Fjetland, C.A. 1969. Waterfowl use and preference of Seney National Wildlife Refuge Pools. Michigan State University?

 Fjetland, C.A. 1970. Long term survival of plastic collars on geese. Fourth Canada Goose Ecology Seminar, Kellogg Sanctuary, Battle Creek, MI.

 Foss, L., and K. Morlock. 1995.  Effects of timber cutting, prescribed burning, and large opening development on bird populations at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.   

 Gibson, J.M., and H. Enander. 2007. Grassland bird surveys in support of the Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas II: final report (PDF file size 3.06 MB). Report number 2007-20, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division, Natural Heritage Program.

 Goebel, P.C. and R.G. Corace, III. 2012. Rapid Ecological Assessment of Forests in the Laurentian Mixed Forest-Great Lakes Coastal Biological Network, Midwest Region, National Wildlife Refuge System, US Fish & Wildlife Service: FOREST COMMUNITY ANALYSIS: SENEY NWR. Published by Seney NWR for the Midwest Regional Office, Fort Snelling, MN. 

 Goebel, P.C., D.L. McCormick, and R.G., Corace III. 2007. Ecological assessment of the U.S. Department of Inteiror Fish and Wildlife Service’s Kirtland’s Warbler Management Area (PDF file size 691 KB). School of Environmental and Natural Resources, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH, 72pp.

 Johnson, R.E. 1970. Mallard and Black Duck hybridization for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Kaplan, J.D., K.B. Tischler, and D.L. McCormick. 2002. A breeding atlas of Common Loon (Gavia immer) at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.

 Kaplan, J.D., and K.B. Tischler. 2000. Mercury exposure in the Common Loon (Gavia immer) at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan.

 Keffer, J. 1992, 1993. Trumpeter Swan reintroduction at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Unpublished, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Kessel, J. 1987, 1988. Black bear survey techniques. Unpublished, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Lishman, W.A., T.L. Teets, J.W. Duff, W.J.L. Sladen, G.G. Shire, K.M. Goolsby, W.A.B. Kerr, and R.P. Urbanek. 1996. A reintroduction technique for migratory birds- leading Canada Geese and isolation-reared Sandhill Cranes with ultralight aircraft. Proceedings of the Seventh North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group. Biloxi, MS, 96-104.

 Marsh, D. and G. Corace. 2013. Afforestation at Seney National Wildlife Refuge: 2-yr. results of Smith and Conlon Farm eastern white pine plantings and Driggs River Rd. opening red pine and eastern white pine (trans)plantings. Seney, MI.

 Marsh, D.S. 2013. The evolution of land and fire management at Seney National Wildlife Refuge: from game to ecosystem management. Seney, MI.

 McCormick, D.L., Kaplan, J.D., and K.B. Tischler. 2006. Mercury exposure in Common Loons at Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 1.45 MB). Unpublished report submitted to: S.V. Silva, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Air Quality, Lakewood, CO. 

 McCormick, D.L., Kaplan, J.D., and K.B. Tischler. 2007. Common Loon research at Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 3.48 MB). Unpublished. Common Coast Research and Conservation, Germfask, MI.

 McMillen, J.L. 1987. Evaluation of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge as a reintroduction site for Whooping Cranes. Ohio Co-Op Fish and Wildlife Unit, Columbus, OH.

 McMillen, J.L., R. Urbanek, and T. Bookhout. 1984-1987. Nesting, productivity, and movements of Greater Sandhill Cranes of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Ohio Co-Op Fish and  Wildlife Unit, Columbus, OH.

 Mueller, B.D., T.E. Burk, P.V. Bolstad, and J.H. Schomaker. 2003. Construction of a geographic information system for wildlife refuge planning: Seney National Wildlife Refuge (PDF file size 2.33 MB). Staff Paper Series 169, Department of Forest Resources, College of Natural Resources, Minnesota Experiment Station, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

 Nagel, L.M. 2006. Integrating firebreaks into an ecological framework for forest ecosystem management at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.

 Neff, B.P., T.L Weaver, and D.G. Wydra. 2005. Changes in streamflow patterns related to hydrologic restoration of a sedge fen wetland in Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, 1998-2004. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5137, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO.

 Ohio Co-Op Unit, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964. Nesting behavior of Canada Geese. Unpublished, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Petrillo, H.A. and R.G. Corace, III. 2011. Rapid Ecological Assessment of Forests in the Laurentian Mixed Forest-Great Lakes Coastal Biological Network, Midwest Region, National Wildlife Refuge System, US Fish & Wildlife Service: FIELD MANUAL. Published by Seney NWR for the Midwest Regional Office, Fort Snelling, MN. 

 Rouser, S.T. and G. Corace. 2013. Seney National Wildlife Refuge fire history GIS project. Seney, MI.

 Sarvis, J.E. 1969. A survey of the status of Ring-necked Duck on the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  Utah State University, Logan, UT.  

 Scharf, W.C. and M.L. Chamberlin. 1978. Ecological inventory of Harbor Island, Chippewa County, Michigan. Report to The Nature Conservancy, Midwest Regional Office.

 Seefelt, N.E., and J.C. Gillingham. 2004. The double-crested cormorant in Lake Michigan: a review of population trends, ecology, and current management. The State of Michigan: Ecology Health and Management (T. Edsall and M. Munawar ed., Envision World Monograph Series).

 Selzer, M.D. 2000. A plant community survey of Harbor Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chippewa County, Michigan. Senior Thesis, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

 Sheesely, R.J., and J.J. Schauer. 2004. Source apportionment of atmospheric fine particulate matter collected at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. University of Wisconsin Proposal 89517, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

 Sherwood, G.A. 1963. A critical evaluation of some possible limiting factors of the Seney goose flock.

 Sherwood, G.A. 1963. A study of family group relationships and breeding behavior in a wild population of Canada Geese.

 Sherwood, G.A. 1965. Canada Geese of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Management Studies 1 and 2. Seney, MI.

 Sherwood, G.A. 1965. Kill and migration patterns of the Seney goose flock. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND. [Presented at the 27th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lansing, MI].

 Sherwood, G.A. 1967. Behavior of family groups of Canada Geese. Transactions of the 32nd North America Wildlife Conference, 340-355.

 Stuht, J.N. 1972. A study to determine the effect of Leucocytozoon bonasae on the Ruffed gGouse (Bonasa umbellus) in Michigan. Michigan Department of Natural Resources?

 Sweat, M.J. 2001. Hydrology of C-3 watershed, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigation 01-4053, Lansing MI.

 Sypulski, J.L. 1941. Stomach collections and records. Unpublished, Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

 Tarshis, I.B. 1973. Studies on the collection, rearing, and biology of the blackfly (Cnephia ornithophilia). Special Scientific Report-Wildlife No. 165, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Washington, D.C.

 Tempel, D., A. Cilimburg, and V. Wright. 2002. The status and management of invasive species in national wildlife refuge wilderness areas (PDF file size 1.11MB). Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Intitute.

 Tischler, K.B. 2011. Species Conservation Assessment for the Common Loon (Gavia immer) in the Upper Great Lakes (PDF file size 4.24MB). U.S. Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest. 59 pp.

 Tyson, L.A., J.L. Belant, F.J. Cuthbert, and D.V. Weseloh. 1999. Nesting populations of Double-crested Cormorants in the United States and Canada. USDA Technical Bulletin, Proceedings from Symposium Double-crested Cormorants: Population Status and Management Issues in the Midwest, Milwaukee, WI, 17-25.

 United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 3. 2003-2005. Nationwide abnormal amphibian monitoring project, region 3. Minneapolis, MN.

 Urbanek, R.P. 1990. Behavior and survival of captive-reared juvenile Sandhill Cranes introduced by gentile release into a migratory flock of Sandhill Cranes. Ohio Co-Op U.S. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Columbus, OH.

 Urbanek, R.P., and T.A. Bookhout. 1992. Development of an isolation-reared gentile release procedure for reintroducing migratory cranes. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop 6:120-130.

 Urbanek, R.P., and T.A. Bookhout. 1992. Nesting of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Seney National Wildlife Refuge.  Proceedings of the 1988 North American Crane Workshop (D.A. Wood, ed.). Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Comm., Nongame Wildlife Program Technical Report 12:161-172.

 Urbanek, R.P., and T.A. Bookhout. 1994. Performance of captive-reared cranes released into a migration route in Eastern North America. The Future of Cranes and Wetlands, Wild Bird Society.

 Urbanek, R.P., J.L. McMillen, and T.A. Bookhout. 1991. Rocket-netting Greater Sandhill Cranes on their breeding grounds at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Proceedings 1987 International Crane Workshop, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Prov, China (J.T. Harris ed.) International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI.

 Walcott, C., and D. Evers. 1997. Loon vocal tagging: an evaluation of its feasibility using a banded population of loons. Symposium of American Ornithologists’ Union, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

 Wilbrecht, J.E. 1970. Status of Seney goose population.  Fourth Canada Goose Ecology Seminar, Kellog Sanctuary, Battle Creek, MI.

 Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, D.R. Trexel, and A.R. Joshi. 2001. Status assessment of Double-crested Cormorant in central and eastern North America. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

 Wires, L.R., F.J. Cuthbert, D.V. Weseloh, and D.R. Trexel. 2000. The Double-crested Comorant in eastern and central North America: a summary of status and research.  Wetlands International Cormorant Research Group Bulletin 4:5-9.

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