Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Iowa
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Iowa Staff Member


Dr. Robert W Klaver

Bob Klaver

Unit Leader
Phone: (515) 294 - 7639
Email: bklaver@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: bklaver@iastate.edu

Education

  • Ph D South Dakota State University 2001
  • MS University of Montana 1977
  • BS University of Montana 1974
  • BS Iowa State University 1971

Biography

As leader of the Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit my primary responsibilities are research, graduate education, technical support, and assistance to fish and wildlife managers that address the priorities of the U.S. Geological Survey and Unit Cooperator. I serve as principal investigator, build and lead teams, and advise graduate-student research focusing on using spatial data to understand population ecology and habitat selection for species and ecosystem conservation. I collaborate with academic faculty both internal and external to Iowa State University, other Cooperative Research Unit scientists, state and federal agency scientists, and natural resource managers. Research funding comes from a variety of sources, including internal U.S. Geological Survey funds, federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Research projects in which I am involved are cooperative and generally supported by a variety of funding sources and in-kind contributions. My goal is to facilitate graduate student participation while insuring that projects provide practical and useful results. As a research scientist, I have authored or co-authored 90 publications and mentored graduate students from four different universities. In my role as a faculty member of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management I teach 1 graduate-level class each year.

Areas of Expertise

Fire Ecology, GIS/Spatial Analysis, Habitat Management, Landscape Ecology, Movement Ecology, Population Dynamics, Remote Sensing, Species Management, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Amphibians, Carnivores, Furbearers, Gamebirds, Ungulates, Waterfowl

Research Publications Publication Date
Zweep, J.S., C.N. Jacques, S.E. Jenkins, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. Nest tree use by Southern flying squirrels in fragmented midwestern landscapes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:430-437. | Abstract | Download September 2018
Whiting, J.C., D. D. Olson, J. M. Shannon, R. T. Bowyer, R. W. Klaver and J. T. Flinders. 2012. Timing and synchrony of births in bighorn sheep: implications for reintroduction and conservation. Wildlife Research 39(7): 565-572. | Abstract | Download October 2012
Verdin, J.P. and R.W. Klaver. 2002. Grid cell based crop water accounting for the Famine Early Warning System. Hydrologic Processes 16:1617-1630 | Abstract | Download June 2002
Verdin, J., C. Funk, R. Klaver, and D. Roberts. 1999. Exploring the correlation between Southern Africa NDVI and Pacific sea surface temperatures: results for the 1998 maize growing season. International Journal of Remote Sensing 20:2117-2124 | Abstract | Download July 1999
Tyler J. Grant, Peter G. Eyheralde, Melissa S. C. Telemeco, Amy L. Moorhouse, Rebecca A. Reeves, Karin Grimlund, Amy Podaril, Sarah E. Emeterio, and Robert W. Klaver. 2014. Book Review: Conservation by Proxy: Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species. Prairie Naturalist 46:109-110. | Download January 2015
Turner, M.M., A.P. Rockhill, C.S. DePerno, J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, A.R. Jarding, T.W. Grovenburg, and K.H. Pollock. 2011. Evaluating the effects of predators on white-tailed deer: movement and diet of coyotes. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 905-912. | Abstract | Download May 2011
Turner, M. M., C. S. DePerno, M. C. Conner, T. . Eyler, Ri. A. Lancia, R. W. Klaver, M. K. Stoskopf. Habitat, Wildlife and One Health: Arcanobacterium pyogenes in Maryland and Upper Eastern Shore White-tailed Deer Populations. Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2013, 3: 19175 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v3i0.19175 | Abstract August 2013
Szcodronski. Kimberly E., Diane M. Debinski, and Robert W. Klaver. 2018. Occupancy modeling of Paranassius clodius butterfly populations in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Journal of Insect Conservation 22:267-276. | Abstract | Download May 2018
Swanson, C. C., M. A. Rumble, T. W. Grovenburg, N. W. Kaczor, K. M. Herman-Burnson, R. W. Klaver, J. A. Jenks, and K. C. Jensen. Greater sage-grouse winter habitat use on the eastern fringe of their range. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:486-494. | Abstract | Download April 2013
Swanson, C. C., J. A. Jenks, C. S. DePerno, R. W. Klaver, R. G. Osborn, and J. A. Tardiff. 2008. Does the use of vaginal implant transmitters impact neonate survival of white-tailed deer? Wildlife Biology 14(2):272-279. | Abstract | Download June 2008
Stephenson, M.D., L.A. Schulte, and R.W. Klaver. 2019. Quantifying thermal imager effectiveness for detecting bird nest on farms. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:302-307 | Abstract | Download June 2019
Stephenson, M.D., L.A Schulte, R. W. Klaver, and J. Niemi. 2021. Miniature temperature data loggers increase precision and reduce bias when estimating the daily survival rate for bird nests. Journal of Field Ornithology 92:492-505 | Abstract | Download November 2021
Smith, J.B., S.K. Windels, T. Wolf, R.W. Klaver, J.L. Belant. 2016. Do transmitters affect fitness of American beavers (Castor Canadensis)? Wildlife Biology 22:117 - 123 | Abstract | Download May 2016
Smith, J.B., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, and R.W. Klaver. Disease and Predation: Sorting out Causes of a Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) Decline. Plos One 9: e88271 | Abstract | Download February 2014
Smith, J. B., J. A. Jenks, and R. W. Klaver. 2007. Evaluating detection probabilities for American marten in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(7):2412-2416. | Abstract | Download September 2007
Servheen, C.W. and R.W. Klaver. 1983. Grizzly bear dens and denning ecology in the Mission and Rattlesnake mountains, Montana. International Conference on Bear Research Management 5:201-207 | Abstract | Download January 1983
Schuler, K.L., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, C.S. Jennelle, and R.T. Bowyer. Infectious disease and cause-specific mortality in a semi-protected deer population. Journal of Wildlife Management. Wildlife Biology | Abstract | Download September 2018
Sasmal, I., R.W. Klaver, J.A. Jenks, and G.M. Schroeder. 2016. Age-specific survival of reintroduced swift fox in Badlands National Park and surrounding lands. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:217-223 | Abstract | Download June 2016
Sasmal, I., J. A. Jenks, T. W. Grovenburg, S. Datta, G. M. Schroeder, R. W. Klaver, and K. M. Honness. 2011. Habitat selection by female swift fox (Vulpes velox) during the pup-rearing season. The Prairie Naturalist 43:29-37. | Abstract | Download June 2011
Rowland, J., A. Nadeau, J. Brock, R. Klaver, D. Moore, and J.E. Lewis. 1996. Vegetative Index for Characterizing Drought Patterns. Pages 247-254 in: S. Morain and S.L. Baros, eds. Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems. Onword Press. Santa Fe, NM. June 1996
Ray, Andrew M., Blake R. Hossack, William R. Gould, Debra A. Patla, Stephen F. Spear, Robert W. Klaver, Paul E. Bartelt, David P. Thoma, Kristin L. Legg, Rob Daley, P. Stephen Corn, Charles R. Peterson. 2022. Multi-species amphibian monitoring across a protected landscape: Critical reflections on 15 years of wetland monitoring in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Ecological Indicators 135: 108519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108519 | Abstract | Download February 2022
Price, S.J., M.E. Dorcas, A.L. Gallant, R.W. Klaver, and J.D. Willson. 2006. Three decades of urbanization: Estimating the impact of land-cover change on stream salamander populations. Biological Conservation 133:436-441 | Abstract | Download July 2006
Phillips, E.C., C.P. Lehman, R.W. Klaver, A.R. Jarding, S.P. Rupp, J.A. Jenks, and C.N. Jacques. Evaluation of an elk detection probability model in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Western North American Naturalist79:551-565. | Abstract | Download December 2019
Ness, B.N., and R.W. Klaver. 2016 Canada Goose nest survival in rural wetlands in north-central Iowa. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:705-713. | Abstract | Download December 2016
Ness, B.N., R.W. Klaver, and G.G. Zenner. 2017. Canada Goose nest success and nest densities on islands at Rice Lake Wildlife Management Area: 25 years later. Prairie Naturalist 49:37-40. July 2017
Mosby, C. E., T. W. Grovenburg, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Microhabitat selection by bobcats in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, USA: a comparison of prairie and forested habitats. The Prairie Naturalist 44:47–57 | Abstract | Download June 2012
Montieth, K.L., V.C. Bleich, T.R. Stephenson, B.M. Pierce, M.M. Conner, R.W. Klaver, and R.T. Bowyer. 2011. Phenological patterns of season migration in mule deer: effects of climate, plant phenology, and life history. Ecosphere 2(4):1-34. | Abstract April 2011
Monteith, K.L., R.W. Klaver, K.R. Hersey, A.A. Holland, T.P. Thomas, and M.J. Kauffman. 2015. Effects of climate and plant phenology on recruitment of moose at the southern extent of their range. Oecologia 178-1137-1148. | Abstract March 2015
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, M.D. Jimenez, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, S.E. Albeke, H. Sawyer, and P.J. White. 2013. Linking anti-predator behavior to prey demography reveals limited risk effects of an actively hunting large carnivore. Ecology Letters 16:1023-1030. December 2013
Middleton, A.D., M.J. Kauffman, D.E. McWhirter, J.G. Cook, R.C. Cook, A.A. Nelson, M.D. Jimenez, and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of phenology and predation: lessons from a Yellowstone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-1256. December 2013
Middleton, A. D., M. J. Kauffman, D. E. McWhirter, J. G. Cook, R. C. Cook, A. A. Nelson, M. D. Jimenez, and R. W. Klaver. 2012. Rejoinder: challenge and opportunity in the study of ungulate migration amid environmental change. Ecology 94:1280-1286. | Download June 2013
Middleton, A. D., M. J. Kauffman, D. E. McWhirter, J. G. Cook, R. C. Cook, A. A. Nelson, M. D. Jimenez, and R. W. Klaver. 2012. Animal migration amid shifting patterns of phenology and predation: lessons from a Yellowsone elk herd. Ecology 94:1245-1256 | Abstract | Download June 2013
Michel, E.S., J.A. Jenks, K.D. Kaskie,, R.W. Klaver, and W. F. Jensen. 2018. Weather and landscape factors affect white-tailed deer neonates at ecologically important life stages in the Northern Great Plains.. PLoS ONE 13:e0195247 | Abstract | Download April 2018
Melendez Perez, A.A., D. Camarena, J.M.H. Ford, L.A.W. Gapinski, A.M. Hatch, B.E. Klossing, A.A. Yappert, R.W. Klaver. Book Review: America’s Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond. Journal of Wildlife Management. | Download October 2023
McCombs et al. 2016. Large Carnivore conservation. Journal of Mammalogy 97:1256–1261. | Download July 2016
Mace, R., K.Aune, W. Kasworm, R. Klaver, and J. Claar. 1987. Incidence of Human Conflicts by Research Grizzly Bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin 15:170-173 | Abstract | Download April 1987
Luukkonen, B.Z, O.E. Jones, and R.W. Klaver. Survival and recovery rates of Canada geese banded in urban and rural areas of Iowa, USA. 2021. Journal of Wildlife Management 85: 283 - 292 | Abstract | Download March 2021
Lannoo, M.J., V.C. Kinney, J.L. Heemeyer, N.J. Engbrecht, A.L. Gallant, and R.W. Klaver. 2009. Mine spoil prairies expand critical habitat for Endangered and Threatened amphibian and reptile species. Diversity 1:118-132. | Abstract | Download March 2009
Lannoo, M.J., D.R. Sutherland, P. Jones, D. Rosenberry, R.W. Klaver, D.M. Hoppe, P.T.J. Johnson, K.B. Lunde, C. Facemire, and J.M. Kapfer. 2002. Multiple causes for the malformed frog phenomenon in: G. Linder, E. Little, S. Krest, and D. Sparling, eds. Symposium on Multiple Stressor Effects in Relation to Declining Amphibian Populations. American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshoshocken, PA. | Abstract May 2003
Lang, B.J., P.M. Dixon, R.W. Klaver, J.R. Thompson, and M.P. Widrlechner. Characterizing urban butterfly populations: the case for purposive point-count surveys. Urban Ecosystems. 22:1083 - 1096 | Abstract | Download November 2019
Koford, R.R., G. Dodici, G. Zenner, J.A. Vogel, B.Ness, R.W. Klaver. 2016. Influence of patch shape on mallard nest survival in northern Iowa. Wildlife Society Bulletin | Abstract | Download December 2016
Klaver, R.W., J.M. Smith, J.J. Claar, B.L. Betts, and L.C. Peterson. 1982. Osprey surveys in the Flathead Valley, Montana, 1977 to 1980. The Murrelet 63:40‑45 | Abstract | Download July 1982
Klaver, R.W., J.J. Claar, D.B. Rockwell, H.R. Mays, and C.F. Acevedo. 1986. Grizzly Bears, Insects, and People: Bear Management in the McDonald Peak Region, Montana. Grizzly Bear Habitat Symposium, Missoula, MT. April 30 ‑ May 2, 1985. USFS Intermountain Research Station General Technical Report INT-207. Ogden, UT. pp. 204-211 | Abstract | Download April 1985
Klaver, R.W., D. Backlund, P.E. Bartelt, M.G. Erickson, C.J. Knowles, P.R. Knowles, and M.C. Wimberly. 2012. Spatial analysis of northern Goshawk territories in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Condor 114:532-543 | Abstract | Download August 2012
Klaver, R.W., C.R. Peterson, and D.A. Patla. 2013. Influence of water conductivity on amphibian occupancy in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist 73: 184-197 | Abstract | Download July 2013
Klaver, R. W., J. A. Jenks, C. S. DePerno, and S. L. Griffin. 2008. Associating seasonal range characteristics with survival of white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(2):343-353. | Abstract | Download February 2008
Kenneth F. Higgins, Kurt J. Jenkins, Kent C. Jensen, Robert W. Klaver, David E. Naugle, Jack E. Norland, Lora B. Perkins, and Daniel W. Uresk . Vegetation sampling and measurements November 2020
Kaczor, N.W., K. M. Herman Brunson, K. C. Jensen, M. A. Rumble, R. W. Klaver. 2011. Greater sage-grouse brood-rearing resource selection in the Dakotas. Studies in Avian Biology 39:169-177. | Abstract | Download October 2011
Kaczor, N.W., K. C. Jensen, R. W. Klaver, M. A. Rumble, K. M. Herman Brunson, C. C. Swanson. 2011. Nesting success and resource selection of greater sage-grouse in South Dakota. Studies in Avian Biology 39:107-118. | Abstract | Download October 2011
Jenks, J.A., C.N. Jacques, J.D. Sievers, R.W. Klaver, R.T. Bowyer, and D.E. Roddy. 2006. Evaluating genetic viability of pronghorn in Wind Cave National Park. The Prairie Naturalist 38(3):155-165 | Abstract | Download September 2006
Jacques, C.N.; R.W. Klaver; C.S. DePerno; A.P. Rockhill. 2024.Comparing the efficacy of two immobilization drug combinations for the chemical restraint of bobcats. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 60:86-94 | Abstract | Download January 2024
Jacques, C.N., R.W. Klaver, T.C. Swearingen, E.D. Davis, C.R. Anderson, J.A. Jenks, C.S. DePerno, and R.D. Bluett. 2019. Estimating detection and density of bobcats with capture-mark-recapture data from camera traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:256-264. | Abstract | Download June 2019
Jacques, C.N., J.S. Zweep, S.E. Jenkins, and R.W. Klaver. 2107. Survival and Home Range Use of Southern Flying Squirrels in West-Central Illinois. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1479-1488 | Abstract | Download September 2017
Jacques, C.N., J.S. Zweep, M.E. Scheihing, W.T. Rechkemmer, S.E. Jenkins, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2107. Influence of Trap Modifications and Environmental Predictors on Capture Success of Southern Flying Squirrels . Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:313-321. | Abstract | Download September 2017
Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, and R.W. Klaver. 2015. Influence of habitat and intrinsic characteristics on survival of neonatal pronghorn PLoS ONE 10: e0144026 | Abstract | Download December 2015
Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, T.W. Grovenburg, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2015. Influence of ecological factors on prevalence of meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) infection in South Dakota, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51: 332-340 | Abstract | Download April 2015
Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver. 2009. Seasonal movements and home range use by female pronghorns in sagebrush-steppe communities of western South Dakota. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 433 – 441. | Abstract | Download April 2009
Jacques, C.N., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, and S.A. Dubay. 2017. Associations among habitat characteristics and meningeal worm prevalence in eastern South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53:131-135 | Abstract | Download January 2017
Jacques, C.N., J. A. Jenks, T. W. Grovenburg, R. W. Klaver, C. S. DePerno. 2014. Development and evaluation of a pronghorn sightability model in the Northern Great Plains Journal of Wildlife Managment 78:164-174. | Abstract | Download January 2014
Higgins, K.F., K.J. Jenkins, G.K. Clambey, D.W. Uresk, D.E. Naugle, R.W. Klaver, J.E. Norland, K.C. Jensen, and W.T. Barker. 2012. Vegetation sampling and measurement. In N.J. Silvy (editor) The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Research 7th Edition, Volume 1. April 2012
Hien, B. M., J. A. Jenks, R. W. Klaver, and Z. W. Wicks III. 2007. Determinants of elephant distribution at Nazinga Game Ranch, Burkina Faso. Pachyderm 42:70-80. | Abstract | Download July 2007
Herman-Brunson, K. M., K. C. Jensen, N. W. Kaczor, C. C. Swanson, M. A. Rumble, and R. W. Klaver. 2009. Nesting ecology of greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus at the eastern edge of their historic distribution. Wildlife Biology 15:237-246. | Abstract | Download September 2009
Grover-Kopec, E., M. Kawano, R.W. Klaver, B. Blumenthal, P. Ceccato, and S.J. Connor. 2005. An Operational Rainfall-monitoring Resource for Epidemic Malaria Early Warning Systems in Africa. Malaria Journal 4:48-52 | Abstract | Download January 2005
Grovenburg, T.W., R.W. Klaver, C.N. Jacques, T.J. Brinkman, C.C. Swanson, C.S. DePerno, K.L. Monteith, J.D. Sievers, V.C. Bleich, J.G. Kie, J.A. Jenks. 2013. Influence of Landscape characteristics on retension of expandable radiocollars on young ungulates. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38: 89-95 | Abstract | Download March 2014
Grovenburg, T.W., K.L. Monteith, C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, C.S. DePerno, T.J. Brinkman, K.B. Montieth, S.L. Gilbert, J.B. Smith, V.C. Bleich, C.C. Swanson, and J.A. Jenks. Re-evaluating neonatal age models for ungulates: does model choice affect survival estimates? PLoS ONE 9(9): e108797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108797 | Abstract | Download October 2014
Grovenburg, T.W., J.A. Jenks, R.W. Klaver, C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, and D.Todey. 2009. Seasonal movements and home range use by white-tailed deer in north-central South Dakota. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87:876-885. | Abstract | Download September 2009
Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Drought effect on selection of Conservation Reserve Program grasslands by white-tailed deer on the Northern Great Plains. American Midland Naturalist 166:147-162. | Abstract | Download July 2011
Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2010. Bed site selection by neonate deer in grassland habitats on the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1250-1256. | Abstract | Download August 2010
Grovenburg, T.W., C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, C.S. DePerno, T.J. Brinkman, C.C. Swanson, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Influence of landscape characteristics on migration strategies of white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 92: 534-543. | Abstract | Download June 2011
Grovenburg, T.W., C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, T.J. Brinkman, B.M. Burris, C.S. DePerno, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Survival of white-tailed deer neonates in Minnesota and South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management. 75:213 – 220. | Abstract | Download January 2011
Grovenburg, T.W., C.C. Swanson, C.N. Jacques, C.S. DePerno, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2011. Female white-tailed deer survival across ecoregions in Minnesota and South Dakota. American Midland Naturalist 165: 426-435. | Abstract | Download October 2011
Grovenburg, T. W., R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Survival of white-tailed deer fawns in the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:944-956. | Abstract | Download June 2012
Grovenburg, T. W., K.L. Monteith, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2012. Predator evasion by white-tailed deer fawns. Animal Behaviour 84:59-65. | Abstract | Download June 2012
Grovenburg, T. W., J. A. Jenks, R. W. Klaver, K. L. Monteith, D. W. Galster, R. J. Schauer, W. W. Morlock, and J. A. Delger. 2008. Factors effecting road mortality of white-tailed deer in eastern South Dakota. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2(1):48-59. | Abstract | Download May 2008
Grovenburg, T. W., J. A. Jenks, C. N. Jacques, R. W. Klaver, and C. C. Swanson. 2009. Aggressive defensive behavior by free-ranging white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 90:1218-1223. | Abstract | Download October 2009
Grovenburg, T. W., C. N. Jacques, C. S. DePerno, C. P. Lehman, T. J. Brinkman, R. W. Klaver, K. A. Robling, and J. A. Jenks. Heterogeneity in habitat type and vertical height: effects on accuracy of radiotelemetry locations. Wildlife Biology 19:30-40. | Abstract | Download March 2013
Grovenburg, T. W., C. N. Jacques, C. C. Swanson, R. W. Klaver, and J. A. Jenks. 2010. Use of late season standing corn by female white-tailed deer in the Northern Great Plains during a mild winter. The Prairie Naturalist 42:8-18. | Abstract | Download June 2010
Grovenburg, R.W. Klaver, and J.A. Jenks. 2012. Spatial Ecology of White-Tailed Deer Fawns in the Northern Great Plains: Implications of Loss of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:632-644. | Abstract | Download April 2012
Giese, J.C., M. Agee, C.G. Campbell, A. Hatch, C. Mitsdarfer, Ann-Ultelie Poincon, R. C. Russell, H. N. Chamberlain-Irwin, M. Kastner, D. Franklin, and R.W. Klaver. 2023. Book Review: Restoring the Balance: What Wolves Tell Us About Our Relationship with Nature. Journal of Mammalogy 104:425-427 | Download April 2023
Gallant, A.L., R.W. Klaver, G.S. Casper, and M.J. Lannoo. 2007. Global rates of habitat loss and implications for amphibian conservation. Copeia 2007(4) 967-979. | Abstract | Download December 2007
Datta, S., J. A. Jenks, K. C. Jensen, C. C. Swanson, R. W. Klaver, I. Sasmal, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2015. Mate Replacement and Alloparental Care in Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis). Prairie Naturalist 47:36-37 | Download June 2015
Craig, R.J., and R.W. Klaver. 2013. Factors influencing graphic patterns in diversity of forest bird communities of eastern Connecticut, USA. Ecography 36:599-609 | Abstract | Download May 2013
Claar, J.J., R.W. Klaver, and C.W. Servheen. 1986. Grizzly management on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana. International Conference on Bear Research and Management 6:203-208 | Abstract | Download January 1986
Christianson, D., R.W. Klaver, A. Middleton, and M. Kauffman. 2013. Confounded winter and spring phenoclimatology on large herbivore ranges. Landscape Ecology 28:427–437. January 2013
Ceccato, P., C. Vancutsem, R. Klaver, J. Rowland, and S.J. Connor. 2012. A vectorial capacity product to monitor changing malaria transmission potential in epidemic regions of Africa. Journal of Tropical Medicine 2012:1-6. | Abstract | Download February 2012
Burgan, R.E., R. W. Klaver, and J. M. Klaver. 1998. Fuel models and fire potential from satellite and surface observations. International Journal of Wildland Fire 8:159-170 | Abstract | Download July 1998
Brennan, A., P. C. Cross, M. Higgs, J. P. Beckmann, R. W. Klaver, B. M. Scurlock, and S. Creel. 2013. Inferential consequences of modeling rather than measuring snow accumulation in studies of animal ecology. Ecological Applications 23:643-653. | Abstract | Download April 2013
Blanchong, J.A., C.A. Anderson, N. Clark, R.W. Klaver, P.J. Plummer, M.Cox, C. McAdoo and P. Wolff. Respiratory Disease, Behavior, and Survival of Mountain Goat Kids. Journal of Wildlife Management. 82:1243-1251. | Abstract | Download June 2018
Bartelt, P.E., and R.W. Klaver. Response of anurans to wetland restoration on a midwestern agriculture landscape. Journal of Herpetology 51:505-514. | Abstract | Download October 2017
Bartelt, P.E., R. W. Klaver, and W. P. Porter. 2010. Modeling amphibian energetics, habitat suitability, and movements of western toads, Anaxyrus (=Bufo) boreas, across present and future landscapes. Ecological Modelling. 221: 2675-2686 | Abstract | Download November 2010
Bartelt, P.E., P.E. Thornton, and R.W. Klaver. 2022. Modelling Physiological Costs to Assess Impacts of Climate Change on Amphibians in Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A. Ecological Indicators 135:108575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108575 | Abstract | Download February 2022
Bartelt, P.E., Alisa L. Gallant, Robert W. Klaver, Chris W. Wright, Debra A. Patla, Charles R. Peterson. 2011. Predicting breeding habitat for amphibians: a spatiotemporal analysis across Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Applications 21:2530-2547. | Abstract | Download October 2011
Bartelt, P.E., A.T. Devries, and R.W. Klaver. 2023. Response of tiger salamanders (Ambystoma t. tigrinum) to wetland restoration on a Midwestern agricultural landscape, U.S.A. Ichthyology and Herpetology 111:571-583. | Abstract | Download December 2023
Ball et al. 2017. Serendipity Book Review. Journal of Mammalogy 98:1509-1519 | Download October 2017
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Presentations Presentation Date
Swanson, C. C., T. W. Grovenburg, R. W. Klaver, K. E. Doherty, J. A. Jenks, and D. Theobald. 2013. Targeting conservation on unprotected lands in the USFWS Mountain-Prairie Region. Invited seminar, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Regional Office, Denver, Colorado September 2013
Stephenson, M.D., L.A. Schulte, and R.W. Klaver. 2018. Prairie contour buffer strips serve as bird nesting habitat in Midwestern agricultural landscapes. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Silker, B.J., M.D. Stephenson, L.A. Schulte, and R.W. Klaver. 2018. Effects of vegetation composition and structure on daily nest survival in red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and dicksissel (Spiza Americana) in Iowa. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Klaver, R.W., and P.E. Bartelt. 2012. Spatial analysis of Northern Goshawk territories in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Waldorf College. 5 November 2012. November 2012
Jacques, C.N., T.C. Swearingen, E.D. Davis, R.W. Klaver, C.R. Anderson, J.A. Jenks, C.S. DePerno, and R.D. Bluett. 2018, Evaluating potential effects of camera density on capture and recapture rates of bobcats. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Jacques, C.N., S.A. Dubay, B.M. Walker, and R.W. Klaver. 2018. Sex biased effects on prevalence of parasites in southern flying squirrels. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Jacques, C.N., R.W. Klaver, J.S. Zweep, and S.A. Dubay. 2018. Nest tree use by southern flying squirrels in fragmented Midwestern landscapes. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Davis, E.D., T.C. Swearingen, C.N. Jacques, R.W. Klaver, C.R. Anderson, J.A. Jenks, C.S. DePerno, and R.D. Bluett. 2018. Estimating density of bobcats in Midwestern landscapes using spatial capture-recapture models. Midwest Fish and Wildlife conference. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Davis, E.D., T.C. Swearingen, C.N. Jacques, J.L. Fusaro, R.W. Klaver, C.R. Anderson, J.A. Jenks, C.S. DePerno, and R.D. Bluett. 2018. Influence of spatial alignment on photographic detection rates at remotely triggered camera stations. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 28 - 31 January 2018. January 2018
Datta, S., R. W. Klaver, K. C. Jensen, J. A. Jenks, S. Kempema, C. C. Swanson, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2013. Reproductive ecology of ferruginous hawks and golden eagles in north-central and western South Dakota. 2013. Presented to South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Huron, SD. July 2013
Datta, S., R. W. Klaver, K. C. Jensen, J. A. Jenks, S. Kempema, C. C. Swanson, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2013. Reproductive ecology of ferruginous hawks and golden eagles in north-central and western South Dakota. 2013. Presented to North Dakota Department of Game and Fish, Jamestown, ND. July 2013
Datta, S., R. W. Klaver, K. C. Jensen, J. A. Jenks, C. C. Swanson, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2013. Breeding ecology of ferruginous hawks, Swainson’s hawks, and northern harriers in south-central North Dakota. 2013. Presented to South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Huron, SD. July 2013
Datta, S., R. W. Klaver, K. C. Jensen, J. A. Jenks, C. C. Swanson, and T. W. Grovenburg. 2013. Breeding ecology of ferruginous hawks, Swainson’s hawks, and northern harriers in south-central North Dakota. 2013. Presented to North Dakota Department of Game and Fish, Jamestown, ND. July 2013
Technical Publications Publication Date
P. Graham, R. Penkal, S. McMullin, P. Schladweiler, H. Mays, V. Riggs, and R. Klaver. 1981. Montana Recommendations for Fish Wildlife Program. Submitted to the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council, Portland, OR. January 1981