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Current research is centered on understanding complex systems and how social-ecological functioning is altered by anthropogenic disturbances and management actions. The diversity of fish and wildlife resources in Nebraska requires the NECFWRU to pursue a broad focus for applied research…fishery and wildlife management, human and animal behavior, and social and ecological resilience have long been emphasized, with intent of complementing and strengthening existing research foci of state and federal agencies.

Nebraska Active Projects

Nebraska Completed Projects

Nebraska Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Kane, D. S., M. A. Kaemingk, C. J. Chizinski, and K. L. Pope. 2020. Spatial and temporal behavioral differences between angler-access types. Fisheries Research 224:105463.  | Download  | 
  • Hansen, H. H., E. Forzono, A. Grams, L. Ohlman, C. Ruskamp, M. A. Pegg, and K. L. Pope. 2020. Exit here: strategies for dealing with aging dams and reservoirs. Aquatic Sciences 82:2.  | Download  | 
  • Wszola, L. S., A. L. Madsen, E. F. Stuber, C. J. Chizinski, J. J. Lusk, J. S. Taylor, K. L. Pope, and J. J. Fontaine. 2020. Public access for pheasant hunters: understanding an emerging need. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:45-55.  | Download  | 
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Nebraska Technical Publications

  • Skagen, S.K., J.J. Fontaine, R. Stutzman, V. Steen, C. Melcher, J. Stamm, G. Clow, M. Anderson, P. Norton, N. Niemuth, J.M. Friedman, R. Gleason, and B. Tangen. 2011. Avian conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region, Northern Great Plains: Understanding the links between climate, ecosystem processes, wetland management, and bird communities. U.S.G.S. Fact Sheet 2011-XXX.
  • Fontaine, J.J. and C. van Riper. 2009. A neotropical migrant bird's dilemma: where to stop for a good meal: U.S.G.S. Fact Sheet 2009-3038 []. | Download |
  • Weeks, K. F., J. L. Walker and C. R. Allen. 2006. Chattahoochee National Recreation Area rare species survey - 2004. Final Report to the National Park Service, Award # 1434-HQ-97- RU-1569.

Nebraska Theses and Dissertations

  • Smeenk, N. 2019. Assessing the Ecological Condition of Nebraska’s Wetland Resources and Amphibian Communities: An Intensification of the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 National Wetland Condition Assessment
  • Roberts, C. P. 2019. Managing for Ecosystem Resilience in a Non-Stationary World
  • Seguin, B. 2019. Wildlife, Implementing the North American Bat Monitoring Program in Nebraska: An Assessment of Nebraska Bats with an Emphasis on Citizen Science
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 9

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 38

Scientific Publications: 91

Presentations: 137

Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Wildlife Management Institute