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Breeggemann, J.J., M.A. Kaemingk, T.J. DeBates, C.P. Paukert, J.R. Krause, A.P. Letvin, T.M. Stevens, D.W. Willis, and S.R. Chipps. Submitted for publication. Potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on a natural lake fish assemblage. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

Bury, R.B. and D.J. Germano. 2003. Differences in habitat use by Blanding’s turtles, Emydoidea blandingii, and painted turtles, Chysemys picta, in the Nebraska Sandhills. American Midland Naturalist 149:241-244.

Cagle, K. D., G. C. Packard, K. Miller, and M. J. Packard. 1993. Effects of the microclimate in natural nests on development of embryonic painted turtles, Chrysemys picta. Functional Ecology 7: 653–660.

Coulter, D.A., J.J. Jolley, K.R. Edwards, and D.W. Willis. 2008. Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) population characteristics and recruitment in two Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Science 31:35-41.

DeBates, T.J., C.P. Paukert, and D.W. Willis. 2003. Fish community responses to the establishment of a piscivore, northern pike Esox lucius, in a Nebraska Sandhill lake. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:353-359.

Flanders-Wanner, Bridgette L., G. C. White, and L. L. McDaniel. 2004. Weather and prairie grouse: dealing with effects beyond our control . Wildlife Society Bulletin, Volume 32, Issue 1.

Flanders-Wanner, Bridgette L., G. C. White, and L. L. McDaniel. 2004. Validity of prairie grouse harvest –age ratios as production indicies . Journal of Wildlife Management. Volume 68, Issue 4. 

Gibson, R.M., Aspbury, A.S. and McDaniel. L. 2002. Active formation of mixed-species grouse leks: a role for predation in lek evolution? Proc Roy Soc B. 269: 2503-2508. 

Glup, S.S. and L.L. McDaniel. 1987. Bullsnake predation on waterfowl nests on Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska. Great Plains Wildlife Damage Control Workshop Proceedings Paper 62. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/gpwdcwp/62. 

Harrington, J.C., C.P. Paukert, and D.W. Willis. 2001. Pumpkinseed population characteristics in Nebraska sandhill lakes (Pisces, Centrarchidae: Lepomis gibbosus). Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 27:25-30. 

Heikes, B.L., C.P. Paukert, and D.W. Willis. 2001. Lentic green sunfish populations in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:367-374. 

Jolley, J. C., M. A. Kaemingk, D. W. Willis, and R. S. Holland. 2013. Overwinter mortality of sympatric juvenile bluegill and yellow perch in mid-temperate Sandhill lakes, Nebraska, USA. The Open Fish Science Journal 6:58-70.

Jolley, J.C., E.S. Albin, M.A. Kaemingk, and D.W. Willis. 2013. A survey of aquatic invertebrate communities in Nebraska Sandhill lakes reveals potential alternative ecosystem states. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:151-162. 

Jolley, J.C., D.W. Willis, and R.S. Holland. 2010. Match-mismatch regulation for bluegill and yellow perch larvae and their prey in Sandhill lakes. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1:73-85. 

Jolley, J.C., K.R. Edwards, and D.W. Willis. 2009. Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) spawning periodicity and hatching duration in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24:29-38. 

Jolley, J.C., and D.W.Willis. 2009. Biotic communities in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, Project F-118-R, Study I, Segments 6-10, Final Report, Lincoln. 

Jolley, J.C., and D.W. Willis. 2008. Characteristics of a grass pickerel Esox americanus vermiculatus population in Pony Lake, Nebraska. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:497-499. 

Jolley, J.C., D.W. Willis, T.J. DeBates, and D.D. Graham. 2008. The effects of mechanically reducing northern pike density on the sport fish community of West Long Lake, Nebraska, USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 15:251-258. 

Kaemingk, M.A., J.C. Jolley, D.W. Willis, R.S. Holland, G.A. Wanner, and M.L. Lindvall. Submitted for publication. The resiliency of shallow lakes to invasive fish disturbance. Restoration Ecology. 

Kaemingk, M.A., C.P. Paukert, and D.W. Willis. Submitted for publication. Trophic impacts of common carp across shallow lake ecosystems. Hydrobiologia. 

Kaemingk, M.A., B.D.S. Graeb, and D.W. Willis. In revision. Temperature, hatch date, and prey availability influence age-0 yellow perch growth and survival. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 

Kaemingk, M.A., K.J. Stahr, J.C. Jolley, R.S. Holland, and D.W. Willis. In press. Evidence for bluegill spawning plasticity by disentangling complex factors related to recruitment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0282. 

Kaemingk, M.A., and D.W. Willis. 2012. Mensurative approach to examine potential interactions between age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Aquatic Ecology 46:353-362. 

Kaemingk, M.A., J.C. Jolley, D.W. Willis, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Priority effects among young-of-the-year fish: reduced growth of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) caused by yellow perch (Perca flavescens)? Freshwater Biology 57:654-665. 

Kaemingk, M.A., J.C. Jolley, D.W. Willis, and B.D.S. Graeb. 2011. Exploring spatial distributions of larval yellow perch Perca flavescens, bluegill Lepomis macrochirus, and their prey in relation to wind. Journal of Fish Biology 78:1132–1151. 

Kellogg, Chas E. 1947. Muskrat pelts: sectional and seasonal effects on grades. Journal of Wildlife Management Vol.11 No.2 

Kobridger, Gerald D. 1965. Status, movements, habitats, and foods of prairie grouse in a Sandhills refuge. Journal of Wildlife Management. Vol 29. No. 4. 

Lingenfelter, A., K. Geluso, M.P. Nenneman, B.C. Peterson, and J.L. Kerby. 2014. Distribution, Diet, and Prevalence of Amphibian Chytrid Fungus in Non-native American Bullfrogs (Lithobates Catesbeianus) at The Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. The Journal of North American Herpetology. Vol 2014 No. 1: 81-86.

McClure, Elliot H. 1945. Comparison of Census Methods for Pheasants in Nebraska. The Journal of Wildlife Management Vol. 9 No. 1 

McClure, Elliot H. 1948. The Eyeworm, Oxyspirura petrowi, in Nebraska Pheasants. Journal of Wildlife Management Vol. 13 No. 3 

McClure, Elliot H. 1948. Factors in winter starvation in pheasants. Journal of Wildlife Management Vol. 12 No. 3 

Olson, N.W., C.P. Paukert, D.W. Willis, and J.A. Klammer. 2003. Prey selection and diets of bluegills Lepomis macrochirus with differing population characteristics in two Nebraska natural lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 10:31-40. 

Packard, G. C., K. Miller, and M. J. Packard. 1992. A protocol for measuring water potential in subterranean nests of reptiles. Herpetologica 48: 202–209. 

Packard, G. C., K. Miller, and M. J. Packard. 1993. Environmentally induced variation in body size of turtles hatching in natural nests. Oecologia 93: 445–448. 

Packard, G. C. 1997. Temperatures during winter in nests with hatchling painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Herpetologica 53: 89–95. 

Packard, G. C., S. L. Fasano, M. B. Attaway, L. D. Lohmiller, and T. L. Lynch. 1997. Thermal environment for overwintering hatchlings of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). Canadian Journal of Zoology 75: 401–406. 

Packard, G. C., K. Miller, M. J. Packard, and G. F. Birchard. 1999. Environmentally induced variation in body size and condition in hatchling snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina). Canadian Journal of Zoology 77: 278–289. 

Packard, G. C., and M. J. Packard. 2000. Developmental plasticity in painted turtles, Chrysemys picta. Functional Ecology 14: 474–483. 

Packard, G. C., and M. J. Packard. 2001. Environmentally induced variation in size, energy reserves and hydration of hatchling painted turtles, Chrysemys picta. Functional Ecology 15: 481–489. 

Packard, G. C., M. J. Packard, and L. L. McDaniel. 2001. Seasonal change in the capacity for supercooling by neonatal painted turtles. Journal of Experimental Biology 204: 1667–1672. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2004. Environmental influences on largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides populations in shallow Nebraska lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 11:345-352. 

Paukert, C.P., D.W. Willis, and M.A. Bouchard. 2004. Movement, home range, and site fidelity of bluegills in a Great Plains lake. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:154-161. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2003. Population characteristics and ecological role of northern pike in fish communities of shallow Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:313-322. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2003. Aquatic invertebrate assemblages in shallow prairie lakes: fish and environmental influences. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:523-536. 

Paukert, C.P., T.J. DeBates, and D.W. Willis. 2003. Food habits of fish in Nebraska Sandhill lakes: bioenergetics modeling. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-118-R-4, Study I, Job 2, Final Report, Lincoln. 

Paukert, C.P., W. Stancill, T.J. DeBates, and D.W. Willis. 2003. Predatory effects of northern pike and largemouth bass: bioenergetic modeling and 10 years of fish community sampling. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:13-24. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2002. Seasonal and diel habitat selection of bluegills in a shallow natural lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:1131-1139. 

Paukert, C.P., D.W. Willis, and D.W. Gabelhouse, Jr. 2002. Effect and acceptance of bluegill length limits in Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1306-1313. 

Paukert, C.P., D.W. Willis, and R.S. Holland. 2002. Sample size requirements for in situ vegetation and substrate classifications in shallow Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1329-1333. 

Paukert, C.P., D.W. Willis, and J.A. Klammer. 2002. Effects of predation and environment on quality of yellow perch and bluegill populations in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:86-95. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2001. Comparison of exploited and unexploited yellow perch populations in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 8:533-542. 

Paukert, C.P., D.W. Willis, and A.L. Glidden. 2001. Growth, condition, and mortality of black crappie, bluegill, and yellow perch in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Great Plains Research 11:261-274. 

Paukert, C.P., P.J. Chvala, B.L. Heikes, and M.L. Brown. 2001. Effects of implanted transmitter size and surgery on survival, growth, and wound healing of bluegill. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:975–980. 

Paukert, C.P., and D.W. Willis. 2000. Factors affecting panfish populations in Sandhill lakes. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-11-R, Completion Report, Lincoln. 

Phelps, Q.E., M.J. Ward, C.P. Paukert, S.R. Chipps, and D.W. Willis. 2005. Biotic and abiotic correlates with black bullhead population characteristics in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 20:295-302. 

Rydell, J.J., J.C. Jolley, Q.E. Phelps, and D.W. Willis. 2008. Northern pike (Esox lucius) population characteristics and relations to recruitment in Hackberry Lake, Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Science 31:43-49. 

Sather, J. Henry. 1958. Biology of the Great Plains muskrat in Nebraska. Wildlife Monographs No. 2 

Sharp, Ward M. 1947. Social and range dominance of gallinaceous birds: pheasants and prairie grouse. Journal of Wildlife Management Vol.22 No.2 

Stahr, K.J., M.A. Kaemingk, and D.W. Willis. 2013. Factors associated with bluegill nest site selection within a shallow, natural lake. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:283-292. 

Sternadel, L. L., G. C. Packard, and M. J. Packard. 2006. Influence of the nest environment on bone mineral content in hatchling painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79: 1069–1081. 

VanDeHey, J.A., M.A. Kaemingk, A.C. Jansen, B.D.S. Graeb, D.J. Dembkowski, and D.W. Willis. 2013. Effects of simulated cold fronts on the survival and behaviour of yellow perch Perca flavescens yolk-sac fry. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29:364-367. 

Wilkens, J.L., T.J. DeBates, and D.W. Willis. 2002. Food habits of yellow perch Perca flavescens in West Long Lake, Nebraska. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 28:49-56.  

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