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

Wisconsin Wildlife Staff Member


Christine Ribic

Unit Leader
Email: caribic@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: caribic@wisc.edu
Faculty Website

Education

  • Ph D University of Minnesota 1984
  • MS University of Minnesota 1983
  • MS University of Minnesota 1980
  • BS Colorado State University 1976

Biography

Dr. Ribic received graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota, was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and was a research scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, OR, before joining the Wisconsin Wildlife Unit in 1994. She conducts research that builds on our basic understanding of species and systems while meeting the more applied management information needs of natural resource managers. Her research interests are in wildlife ecology and conservation in context of anthropogenic influences and landscape change, in both the terrestrial and marine systems. Much of her long-term research has focused on grassland bird conservation, seabird ecology, marine plastic pollution, and general avian community structure and response to prescribed landscape management actions and to a changing climate. Dr. Ribic also works on understanding the impact of landscape level management on wildlife species in forested systems. Dr. Ribic has taught courses in quantitative ecology and natural resource management.

Areas of Expertise

Anthropogenic Impacts, Behavioral Ecology, Climate Change, Energy: Development/Alternative, Forest Ecology, Grassland Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Species Management, Statistics and Modelling, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Nongame Fish/Wildlife, Songbirds

Research Publications Publication Date
Zuckerberg, B., C.A. Ribic, and L.A. McCauley. 2018. Effects of temperature and precipitation on grassland bird nesting success as mediated by patch size. Conservation Biology 32:872-882. August 2018
Zuckerberg, B. and C. Ribic. 2018. Extended Abstract: Fitting the Climate Lens to Grassland Bird Conservation: Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability Using Demographically-Informed Species Distribution Models. Summary for NE Climate Adaptation Science Center. December 2018
Wolcott, D.M., D.M. Donner, D.J. Brown, and C.A. Ribic. 2018. Kirtland’s warbler winter habitat changes across the Bahamian Archipelago in response to future climate condition scenarios. Caribbean Naturalist 49:1-20. July 2018
Woehler, E. J., M. J. Riddle, and C. A. Ribic. 2003. Long-term population trends in southern giant petrels in east Antarctica. IN Antarctic biology in a global context (A. H. L. Huiskes, W. W. C. Gieskes, J. Rozema, R. M. L. Schorno, S. M. Van der Vies, and W. J. Wolff, eds. ), Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 290-295. December 2003
Woehler, E. J, J. Cooper, J. P. Croxall, W. R. Fraser, G. L. Kooyman, G. D. Miller, D. C. Nel, D. L. Patterson, H-U. Peter, C. A. Ribic, K. Salwicka, W. Z. Trivelpiece, and H. Weimerskirch. 2001. A statistical assessment of the status and trends of Antarctic and Subantarctic seabirds. Report to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, England. (peer-reviewed) September 2001
Vos, S.M. and C.A. Ribic. 2011. Grassland bird use of oak barrens and dry prairies in Wisconsin. Natural Areas Journal 31: 26-33. January 2011
Vos, S. M. and C.A. Ribic. 2013. Nesting success of grassland birds in oak barrens and dry prairies in west central Wisconsin. Northeastern Naturalist 20: 131-142. November 2013
Vegter, A. M. Barletta, C. Beck, J. Borrero, H. Burton, M.L. Campbell, M. Eriksen, C. Eriksson, A. Estrades, K. Gilardi, B.D. Hardesty, J. Assunção Ivar do Sul, J.L. Lavers, B. Lazar, L. Lebreton, W. J. Nichols, C.A. Ribic, P. Ryan, Q.A. Schuyler, S.D.A. Smith, H. Takada, K. Townsend, C. C.C. Wabnitz, C. Wilcox, L. Young, and M. Hamann. 2014. Global research priorities to mitigate plastic pollution impacts on marine wildlife. Endangered Species Research 25: 225-247. November 2014
Thompson, S.J., D.H. Johnson, N.D. Niemuth, and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Avoidance of unconventional oil wells and roads exacerbates habitat loss for grassland birds in the North American Great Plains. Biological Conservation 192: 82-90. December 2015
Thompson, F.R. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Conservation implications when the nest predators are known.Studies in Avian Biology 43:23-34. November 2012
Themelin, M., C. A. Ribic, K. Melillo-Sweeting, and K. M. Dudzinski. 2020. A new approach to the study of relationship quality in dolphins: framework and preliminary results. Behavioural Processes 181:104260. doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2020.104260 December 2020
Strauss, E., C. A. Ribic, and W. D. Shuford. 2002. Abundance and distribution of migratory shorebirds at Mono Lake, California. Western Birds 3:222-240. December 2003
Slay, C. M., K. S. Ellison, C. A. Ribic, K. G. Smith, and C. M. Schmitz. 2012. Nocturnal activity of nesting shrubland and grassland passerines. Studies in Avian Biology 43: 105-116. November 2012
Sample, D. w., C. A. Ribic, and R. B. Renfrew. 2003. Linking landscape management with the conservation of grassland birds in Wisconsin. IN Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory and practice. (J. Bissonette and I. Storch, eds. ). Island Press, Washington, DC. pages 359-385. July 2003
Rupp, S. P. and C. A. Ribic. 2019. Second-generation bioenergy production from dedicated energy crops: implications for wildlife and wildlife habitat. IN U.S. Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation (C. E. Moorman, S. M. Grodsky, and S. P. Rupp, Editors), John Hopkins University Press, pp. 64-92. October 2019
Roth, A. M., C. A. Ribic, L. Paine, D. W. Sample, D. J. Undersander, and G. A. Bartelt. 2005. Grassland bird response to harvesting switchgrass as a biomass energy crop. Biomass and Bioenergy 28:490-498. July 2005
Robertson, B.A., R.A. Rice, T. S. Sillett, B.A. Babcock, D.A. Landis, C.A. Ribic, J. R. Herkert, R.J. Fletcher, Jr., Joseph J. Fontaine, P.J. Doran, and D.W. Schemske. 2012. Agroenergy and the fate of grassland birds in the United States. . Condor 114: 679-688. December 2012
Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, and J. Klavitter. 2012. Baseline for beached marine debris on Sand Island, Midway Atoll. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 1726-1729. November 2012
Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, and D.J. Rugg. 2011. Trends in Marine Debris in the U.S. Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico 1996-2003. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management 11:7-19. March 2011
Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, D.J. Rugg, and E.S. Erdmann. 2012. Trends in marine debris along the US Pacific coast and Hawai’i 1998-2007. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 994-1004. August 2012
Ribic, C.A., S.B. Sheavly, D.J. Rugg, and E.S. Erdmann. 2010. Trends and drivers of marine debris on the Atlantic coast of the United States 1997-2007. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 1231-1242. November 2010
Ribic, C.A., D.M. Donner, A.J. Beck, D.J. Rugg, S. Reinecke, and D. Eklund, Beaver colony density trends on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1987 – 2013. 2017. PLoS ONE 12(1):e0170099. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170099. January 2017
Ribic, C.A., D.J. Rugg, N. Koper, K. Ellison, and C. Ng. 2019. Behavior of adult and young grassland songbirds at fledging. Journal of Field Ornithology 90:143-153. DOI: 10.1111/jofo.12289 June 2019
Ribic, C.A., D.J. Rugg, K. E. Ellison, N. Koper, and P.J. Pietz. 2021. Diel patterns of predation and fledging at nests of four species of grassland songbirds. Ecology and Evolution 11:6913–6926, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7541. June 2021
Ribic, C.A., D.J. Rugg, D.M. Donner, A.J. Beck, and BJ Byers. 2016. The Moquah Barrens Research Natural Area: loss of a pine barrens ecosystem. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station General Technical Report NRS-161. May 2016
Ribic, C.A., D.G. Ainley, R. G. Ford, W. R. Fraser, C. T. Tynan, and E. J. Woehler. 2011. Water masses, ocean fronts, and the structure of Antarctic seabird communities: putting the eastern Bellingshausen Sea in perspective. Deep Sea Research II 58: 1695-1709. August 2011
Ribic, C.A., C. Ng, N. Koper, K. Ellison, P.J. Pietz, and D. J. Rugg. 2018. Diel fledging patterns in grassland passerines: relative impacts of energetics and predation risk. The Auk 135: 1100-1112. November 2018
Ribic, C. A., and D. W. Sample. 2001. Associations of grassland birds with landscape factors in southern Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 146:105-121. September 2001
Ribic, C. A., R. R. Koford, J. R. Herkert, D. H. Johnson, N. D. Niemuth, D. Naugle, K. K. Bakker, D.W. Sample, and R.B. Renfrew. 2009. Area sensitivity in North American grassland birds: patterns and processes. The Auk 126: 233-244. April 2009
Ribic, C. A., M. J. Guzy, and D. W. Sample. 2009. Grassland bird use of remnant prairie and Conservation Reserve Program fields in an agricultural landscape in Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 161: 110-122. January 2009
Ribic, C. A., M. J. Guzy, T. A. Anderson, D. W. Sample, and J. L. Nack. 2012. Bird productivity and nest predation in agricultural grasslands. Studies in Avian Biology 43: 119-134. November 2012
Ribic, C. A., E. W. Chapman, W. R. Fraser, G. L. Lawson, and P. H. Wiebe. 2008. To predators in relation to bathymetry, ice, and krill during austral winter in Marguerite Bay, Antarctica. Deep-Sea Research II 55:485-499. August 2008
Ribic, C. A., D. Curson, and K. Lewandowski. 1998. Baseline bird surveys of six USFWS Waterfowl Production Areas in Polk and Dunn counties, June 1996. The Passenger Pigeon 60: 313-319. November 1998
Ribic, C. A. 1999. Rails in Wisconsin with a focus on Sora and Virginia Rail. The Passenger Pigeon 61:277-289. November 1999
Ribic, C. 2006. Virginia Rail in Atlas of the breeding birds of Wisconsin (N. J. Cutright, B. R. Harriman, and R. W. Howe, eds. ). The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc. Waukesha, WI. p. 182. May 2007
Ribic, C. 2006. Sora in Atlas of the breeding birds of Wisconsin (N. J. Cutright, B. R. Harriman, and R. W. Howe, eds. ). The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Inc., Waukesha, WI, p. 184. May 2007
Ribic, C. 2004. A layperson's guide to the Southern Ocean; The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife (book review). BioScience 54:164-165. June 2004
Ribic, C. 2002. The Worst Journey in the World. The Passenger Pigeon 64: 75-76. November 2002
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. Multi-scale models of grassland passerine abundance in a fragmented system in Wisconsin. Landscape Ecology 23:181-193. February 2008
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2003. Gassland passerine nest predators near edges based on video footage. Auk 120:371-383. December 2003
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. Influence of topography on density of grassland passerines in pastures. American Midland Naturalist 147:315-325. November 2002
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2001. Grassland birds associated with agricultural riparian practices in southwestern Wisconsin. Journal of Range Management 54:546-552. January 2001
Renfrew, R. B., C. A. Ribic, J. L. Nack. 2005. Edge avoidance by nesting grassland birds: a futile strategy in a fragmented landscape. Auk 122:618-636. October 2005
Pietz, P.J., D.A. Granfors, and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Knowledge gained from video-monitoring grassland passerine nests. Studies in Avian Biology 43:3-22. November 2012
Pasternak, G.,C.A. Ribic, E. Spanier, A. Ariel, B. Mayzel, S. Ohayon, and D. Zviely. 2019. Nearshore survey and cleanup of benthic marine debris using citizen science divers along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Ocean and Coastal Management 175: 17-32. doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.03.016 April 2019
Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, C.A. Ribic, A. Ariel, and E. Spanier. 2017. Sources, composition and spatial distribution of marine debris along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Marine Pollution Bulletin 114:1036-1045. March 2017
Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, A. Ariel, E. Spanier, and C.A. Ribic. 2018. Message in a Bottle - the story of floating plastic in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Waste Management 77:67-77. May 2018
Pasternak, G., C.A. Ribic, E. Spanier, and D. Zviely. Stormwater systems as a source of marine debris: a case study from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Journal of Coastal Conservation 25: article 27 (Online). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-021-00818-3 February 2021
Paine, L. K., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. Comparison of riparian plant communities under four land management systems in southwestern Wisconsin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 92:93-105. July 2002
Olah, A. M., C. A. Ribic, K. Grveles, S. Warner, D. Lopez, and A. M. Pidgeon. 2022. Kirtland’s Warbler breeding productivity and habitat use in red pine-dominated habitat in Wisconsin, USA. Avian Conservation and Ecology 17(1):3. [online] https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-02009-170103 February 2022
Nunes, L.A., C.A. Ribic, and B. Zuckerberg. 2021. Integration of citizen science and spatial simulations identifies mismatches between conservation area networks and hotspots of declining grassland birds. Ecology and Evolution 11:16006-16020. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8270 November 2021
Nack, J. L., and C. A. Ribic. 2005. Cattle disturbance to ground-nesting grassland bird nests in southwestern Wisconsin pastures. Wilson Bulletin 117:56-62. March 2005
Murray, L.D., C.A. Ribic, W.E. Thogmartin, and M.G. Knutson. 2008. Accuracy assessment of predictive models of grassland bird abundances in the prairie hardwood transition. Condor 110: 747-755. November 2008
Murray, L.D., C. A. Ribic, and K. Ellison. 2009. Red-headed woodpecker habitat associations in southwest Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 71: 367-373. December 2009
Murray, L. D., C. A. Ribic, and W. E. Thogmartin. 2008. Relationship of obligate grassland birds to landscape structure in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:463-467. January 2008
McCauley, L.A., C.A. Ribic, L.Y. Pomara, and B. Zuckerberg. 2017. The future demographic niche of a declining grassland bird fails to shift poleward in response to climate change. Landscape Ecology 32: 807-821. November 2017
LeDee, O.E., W.H. Karasov, K.J. Martin, M.W. Meyer, C.A. Ribic, and T.R. Van Deelen. 2011. Envisioning the future of wildlife in a changing climate: collaborative learning for adaptation planning. Wildlife Bulletin 35: 508-513. January 2012
LeDee, O.E., S. Hagell, K. Martin, D. McFarland, M. Meyer, A. Paulios, C. A. Ribic, D. Sample, and T. Van Deelen. 2013. Climate change impacts on Wisconsin’s wildlife: a preliminary assessment. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Technical Bulletin No. 197. December 2013
LeDee, O.E. and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Determining candidates for climate change management action: a case study from Wisconsin. Journal of Conservation Planning 11:1-12. January 2015
Joly, D. O., D. M. Heisey, M. D. Samuel, C. A. Ribic, N. J. Thomas, S. D. Wright, and I. E. Wright. 2009. Estimating cause specific mortality rates using recovered carcasses. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45: 122-127. January 2009
Joly, D. O., C. A. Ribic, J. A. Langenberg, K. Beheler, C. A. Batha, B. H. Dhuey, R. E. Rolley, G. Bartelt, T. R. Van Deelen, and M. D. Samuel. 2003. Chronic wasting disease in free-ranging Wisconsin white-tailed deer. Emerging Infectious Diseases 9:599-601. May 2003
Johnson, D.H., J.P. Gibbs, M. Herzog, S, Lor, N.D. Niemuth, C.A. Ribic, M. Seamans, T.L. Shaffer, W.G. Shriver, S.V. Stehman, and W.L. Thompson. 2009. A sampling design framework for monitoring secretive marshbirds. Waterbirds 32: 203-215. April 2009
Johnson, D. H., C. Anderson, R. Applegate, L. Bailey, E. Cooch. J. Fieberg, A. Franklin, R. Gutierrez, K. Miller, J. D. Nichols, N. Niemuth, D. Otis, C. A. Ribic, M. M. Rowland, and T. L. Shaffer. 2021. A perspective on the Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 85:1305–1308. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.22110 September 2021
Hess, N. A., C. A. Ribic, and I. Vining. 1999. Benthic marine debris, with an emphasis on fishery-related items, surrounding Kodiak Island, Alaska, 1994-1996. Marine Pollution Bulletin 38:885-890. November 1999
Hagell, S. and C.A. Ribic. 2014. Barriers to climate-adaptive wildlife management: A survey of researchers and managers in Wisconsin. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38: 672-681. December 2014
Guzy, M., C. A. Ribic, and D. W. Sample. 2002. Helping at a Henslow's Sparrow (Ammondramus henslowii) nest in Wisconsin. Wilson Bulletin 114:222-240. December 2002
Guzy, M. J., and C. A. Ribic. 2007. Post-breeding season habitat use and movements of adult female and juvenile Eastern Meadowlarks in southwestern Wisconsin. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:198-204. November 2007
Guttery, M.R., C.A. Ribic, D. Sample, A. Paulios, C. Trosen, J. Dadisman, D. Schneider, and J.A. Horton. 2017. Scale-specific habitat relationships influence patch occupancy: defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of landscape-scale grassland bird conservation. Landscape Ecology 32:515-529 April 2017
Gauthier-Clerc, M., J. P. Gendner, C. A. Ribic, W. R. Fraser, E. J. Woehler, S. Descamps, C. Gillyl, C. LeBohec, and Y. LeMano. 2004. Long-term effects of flipper-bands on penguins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Suppl. ), Online, doi:10. 1098/rsbl. 2004. 0201. July 2004
Fraser, W.R., D. L. Patterson-Fraser, C. A. Ribic., O. Schofield., and H. Ducklow. 2013. A non-marine source of variability in Adélie Penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3): 77-79. November 2013
Erdmann, E.S., C.A. Ribic, D.L. Patterson-Fraser, and W.R. Fraser. 2011. Characterization of winter foraging locations of Adelie Penguins along the Western Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002. Deep Sea Research II 58: 1710-1718. August 2011
Ellison, K.S. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Nest defense: grassland bird responses to snakes. Studies in Avian Biology 43:149-160. November 2012
Ellison, K., E. K. Hofmeister, C. A. Ribic, and D. W. Sample. 2014. Relatively high prevalence of pox-like lesions in Henslow’s Sparrow among nine species of migratory grassland passerines in Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50: 810-816. December 2014
Ellison, K., C.A. Ribic, D.W. Sample, M.J. Fawcett, and J.D. Dadisman. 2013. Impacts of tree rows on grassland birds and potential nest predators: a removal experiment. PLOS One 8(4): e59151. November 2013
Dudzinski, K.M., J.D. Gregg, C.A. Ribic, and S.A. Kuczaj. 2009. A comparison of pectoral fin contact between two different wild dolphin populations. Behavioural Processes 80: 182-190 October 2009
Dudzinski, K.M., C.A. Ribic, H.M. Manitzas Hill, and T.T. Bolton. 2021. Bottlenose dolphin calf initiated pectoral fin contact exchanges with mother, other kin and non-kin. Animal Behavior and Cognition 8:376-390.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.08.03.04.2021
August 2021
Dudzinski, K.M. and C.A. Ribic. 2017. Pectoral fin contact as a mechanism for social bonding among dolphins. Animal Behavior and Cognition 4:30-48. March 2017
Dudzinski, K. M., C. A. Ribic, H. M. Hill, and T. T. Bolton. 2021. Evidence for maternal style among adult female dolphins when sharing pectoral fin contacts with their calves. Animal Behavior and Cognition 8: 52-68. https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.08.01.05.2021 February 2021
Ducklow, H. W., M. Erickson, J. Kelly, M. Montes-Hugo, C. A. Ribic, R. C. Smith, S. E. Stammerjohn, and D. M. Karl. 2008. Particle export from the upper ocean over the continental shelf of the west Antarctic Peninsula: a long-term record, 1992-2007. Deep Sea Research II 55: 2118-2131 December 2008
Drum, R. G., C.A. Ribic, K. Koch, E. Lonsdorf, E. Grant, M. Alhering, L. Barnhill, T. Daily, S. Lor, C. Mueller, D. Pavlecky, C. Rideout, and D. Sample. 2015. Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation throughout the annual cycle: Linking policy alternatives, landowner decisions, and biological population outcomes. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0142525. November 2015
Donner, D.M., D.J. Brown, C.A. Ribic, M. Nelson, and T. Greco. 2018. Managing forest habitat for conservation-reliant species in a changing climate: the case of the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. Forest Ecology and Management 430:265-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.08.026 December 2018
Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, and J.R. Probst. 2010. Patch dynamics and the timing of colonization-abandonment events by male Kirtland’s Warblers in an early succession habitat. Biological Conservation 143: 1159-1167. August 2010
Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, and J.R. Probst. 2009. Male Kirtland’s warblers' patch-level response to landscape structure during periods of varying population size and habitat amounts. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1093-1101. October 2009
Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, A.J. Beck, D. Higgins, D. Eklund, and S. Reinecke. 2015. Woodland pond salamander abundance in relation to forest management and environmental conditions in northern Wisconsin. Journal of North American Herpetology 2015(1): 34-42. March 2015
Donner, D. M., J. R. Probst, and C. A. Ribic. 2008. Influence of habitat amount, arrangement, and use on population trend estimates of male Kirtland's Warblers. Landscape Ecology 23: 467-480. November 2008
Davis, R. W., J. G. Ortega-Ortiz, C. A. Ribic, W. E. Evans, D. C. Biggs, P. H. Ressler, J. H. Wormuth, R. R. Leben, K. D. Mullin, and B. Wursig. 2002. Cetacean habitat in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Research Part I 49:121-142. September 2002
Creuwels, J. C. S., J. S. Stark, E. J. Woehler, J. A. van Franeker, and C. A. Ribic. 2005. Monitoring of a Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) population on the Frazier Island, Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Polar Biology 28:483-493. October 2005
Chapman, E.W., E.E. Hofmann, D.L. Patterson, C.A. Ribic, and W.R. Fraser. 2011. Marine and terrestrial factors affecting Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) chick growth and recruitment off the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Ecology Progress Series 436: 273-289. November 2011
Chapman, E. W., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. The impact of buffer strips and stream-side grazing on small mammals in southwestern Wisconsin. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 88:49-59. September 2002
Chapman, E. W., C. A. Ribic and W. R. Fraser. 2004. The distribution of seabirds and pinnipeds in Marguerite Bay and their relationship to physical features during austral winter 2001. Deep Sea Research Part II 51:2261-2278. November 2004
Byers, C.M., C. A. Ribic, D. W. Sample., J.D. Dadisman, and M. R. Guttery. 2017. Grassland bird productivity in warm season grass fields in southwest Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 178:47-63. November 2017
Brown, D.J., C.A. Ribic, D.M. Donner, M.D. Nelson, C.I. Bocetti, C.M. Deloria-Sheffeld. 2017. Using a full annual cycle model to evaluate long-term population viability of the conservation-reliant Kirtland’s warbler after successful recovery. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 439–449 June 2017
Brown, D. J., D. M. Donner, C. A. Ribic, and C. I. Bocetti. 2019. Influence of climate change and postdelisting management on long-term population viability of the conservation-reliant Kirtland’s warbler. Ecology and Evolution 9:10263–10276. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5547 October 2019
Ballerini, T. E.E. Hofmann, D.G. Ainley, K. Daly, M. Marrari, C.A. Ribic, W.O. Smith, and J.H. Steele. 2014. Productivity and linkages of the food web of the southern region of the western Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf. Progress in Oceanography 122:10-29. March 2014
Ballard, G., D. G. Ainley, C. A. Ribic, and K. Barton. 2001. Effect of instrument attachment on foraging trip duration and nesting success of Adelie penguins. Condor 103: 481-490. May 2001
Anthony, N. M., C. A. Ribic, R. Bautz, and T. Garland, Jr. 2005. Comparative effectiveness of Longworth and Sherman live-traps. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1018-1026. September 2005
Anderson, D. R., E. G. Cooch, R. J. Gutierrez, C. J. Krebs, M. S. Lindberg, K. H. Pollock, C. A. Ribic, and T. M. Shenk. 2003. IN MY OPINION Rigorous science: suggestions on how to raise the bar. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(1):296-305. August 2003
Ainley, D.G., C.A. Ribic and E.J. Woehler. 2012. Adding the ocean to the study of seabirds: a brief history of at-sea seabird research. Marine Ecology Progress Series 451: 231-243. April 2012
Ainley, D. G., C. A. Ribic, G. Ballard, S. Heath, I. Gaffney, B. J. Karl, K. Barton, P. Wilson and S. Webb. 2004. Geographic structure of Adelie Penguin populations: overlap in colony-specific foraging areas. Ecological Monographs 74:159-178. March 2004
Ainley, D. G., Ballard, K. J., Barton, B. J., Karl, G. H. Rau, C. A. Ribic and P. R. Wilson. 2003. Spatial and temporal variation of diet within a presumed metapopulation of Adelie penguins. Condor 105:95-106. May 2003
Bernath-Plaisted, Jacy
PhD
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Maresh Nelson, Scott
Post Doc
snelson47@wisc.edu

Nunes, Laura
Post Doc
lnunes@wisc.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Zuckerberg, B., C.A. Ribic, and L.A. McCauley. 2015. Assessing climate change vulnerability of grassland birds using demographically informed species distribution models. NE Climate science Center webinar series, 18 November 2015 [Invited] November 2015
Wolcott, D.M., C. A. Ribic, R.R. Renfrew, and D.W. Sample. 2017. Potential impacts of Wisconsin public land management on grassland bird productivity. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Wisconsin State Chapter Annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 28 February-2 March 2017. March 2017
Wolcott, D.M., C. A. Ribic, R.R. Renfrew, J. Herkert, and D.W. Sample. 2017. Taking fledglings into consideration when assessing management impacts on grassland bird productivity. Presentation, The Wildlife Society 77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, NE, 5-8 February 2017. February 2017
Wolcott, D.M., C. A. Ribic, D. M. Donner, D. J. Rugg, A. J. Beck, S. Reinecke, and D. Eklund. 2016. Factors affecting lodge site selection by colonizing beavers in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin. Poster, The Wildlife Society 2016 Annual Meeting, 15-19 October, Raleigh, NC. October 2016
Ribon, R., M. R. Guttery, C. A. Ribic, D. M. Donner, A. J. Beck, and M. Â. Marini. 2016. Effects of habitat conversion on the Atlantic dry forest bird community in Brazil. Presentation, XXIII Congresso Brasileiro de Ornitologia, 31 July-4 August, 2016, Pirenópolis, Goiás, Brazil. (in Portuguese) August 2016
Ribon, R., M. R. Guttery, C. A. Ribic, D. M. Donner, A. J. Beck, and M. Â. Marini. 2013. Effects of habitat conversion on the Atlantic dry forest bird community in Brazil. Presentation, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 4-9, 2013, Minneapolis, MN. August 2013
Ribic, C.A., N. Koper, C. S. Ng, K. Ellison, and D. J. Rugg. 2018. Behavior of nestling and adult grassland passerines at fledging. Presentation, American Ornithological Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 9-14 April 2018. April 2018
Ribic, C.A., M.R. Guttery, D. Sample, C. Trosen, and A. Paulios. 2018. Defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of landscape-scale grassland bird conservation. Invited, Symposium presentation, US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 8-12, 2018. April 2018
Ribic, C.A., L.A. McCauley, and B. Zuckerberg. 2016. Climate impacts on grassland bird demography are mediated by patch size. Invited symposium presentation, North American Ornithological Congress, 16-20 August, Washington D.C. August 2016
Ribic, C.A., D.M. Donner, A.J. Beck, S. Reinecke, and D. Ekland. 2014. Beaver management in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin. Presentation, 3rd Science in the Northwoods Conference, Boulder Junction, WI, October 15-17. October 2014
Ribic, C.A., D.M. Donner , A.J. Beck, D. Eklund, D. Higgins , and S. Reinecke. 2013. Blue-spotted salamanders in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 5-10 Oct. 2013. October 2013
Ribic, C.A., D.J. Brown, Donner, D.M., and C.I. Bocetti. 2019. Conservation of Kirtland’s Warbler in a changing world. Presentation, American Ornithological Society Meeting, Anchorage, AK, 24-28 June 2019. June 2019
Ribic, C.A., D.J. Brown, D.M. Donner, C.I. Bocetti, and C.M. DeLoria-Sheffeld. 2016. Proactive management of Kirtland’s Warbler under changing environmental and management conditions. Presentation, North American Ornithological Congress, 16-20 August, Washington D.C. August 2016
Ribic, C.A., C.M. Byers, D.W. Sample, J.D. Dadisman, and M.R. Guttery. 2017. Grassland bird productivity in warm season grass fields in southwest Wisconsin. Presentation, The Wildlife Society 77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, NE, 5-8 February 2017. February 2017
Ribic, C.A., A. Paulios, and D. Sample. 2013. An overview of grassland bird ecology and conservation. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 5-10 Oct. 2013. October 2013
Ribic, C.A. and S.P. Rupp. 2019. Bioenergy production – overlooked opportunity or overlooked challenge for natural resource conservation? Symposium presentation, AFS and TWS Joint Conference, Reno, NV, 29 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2019 October 2019
Ribic, C.A. and D.W. Sample. 2015. Landscapes, grassland birds, and agroecosystems, a Wisconsin perspective. Invited presentation, American Ornithologists' Union (133rd Stated Meeting) and Cooper Ornithological Society (85th Stated Meeting), Norman, OK, 28 July-1 August, 2015. July 2015
Ribic, C.A. 2020. Spatial structure considerations for conserving grassland species of conservation concern. Invited webinar, AFWA Mississippi Flyway Grasslands Summit, 1-3 September (virtual). September 2020
Ribic, C., D. Donner, D. Brown, and C. Bocetti. 2017. Viability of Kirtland’s Warbler under changing management conditions. Symposium presentation, American Ornithology 2017, Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society, East Lansing, MI, 31 July - 5 August, 2017. August 2017
Ribic, C., C. S. Ng, N. Koper, K. Ellison, and P. J. Pietz. 2017. Diel fledging patterns in grassland birds. Presentation, American Ornithology 2017, Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, East Lansing, MI, 31 July - 5 August, 2017. August 2017
Ribic, C. A., C. C. Kern, M. Bushman, D. J. Rugg, D. M. Donner, and H. J. Jensen. 2020. Mesophication of a Wisconsin pine barrens. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 3-7 August 2020, virtual meeting. August 2020
Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, C. A. Ribic, A. Ariel, and E. Spanier. 2015. Classification and spatial distribution of plastic debris along the Israeli coast. Poster presentation, A Wake of Plastics marine conference, Venice, Italy, 13-15 October 2015. October 2015
Pasternak, G., D. Zviely, A. Ariel, E. Spanier, and C. A. Ribic. 2018. Single-use debris on the Israeli coast. Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA, 12-16 March 2018. March 2018
Pasternak, G., B. Mayzel, S. Ohayon, and C. A. Ribic. 2018. Citizen science: divers survey marine debris on the seabed of the Israeli Mediterranean coast. Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, San Diego, CA, 12-16 March 2018. March 2018
Olah, A., K. Grveles, S. Warner, D. Lopez, C. A. Ribic, and A. Pidgeon. 2020. Nest visitation rates and fledging patterns in Kirtland’s Warblers. North American Ornithological Conference, 10-14 August, 2020, virtual meeting. August 2020
Olah, A., C. A. Ribic, S. Warner, and A. Pidgeon. 2021. Kirtland’s Warbler habitat use, reproductive success, and fledgling survival in red pine-dominated plantations in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society Virtual Winter Meeting, 22-25 February 2021.<br><br> February 2021
Olah, A. M., K. Grveles, S. Warner, D. Lopez, C. A. Ribic, and A. Pidgeon. 2019. Movement patterns, habitat use, and survival of dependent Kirtland’s warbler fledglings in Wisconsin. Presentation, 2019 joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society, Cape May, NJ, October 27 - 30, 2019. October 2019
Nunes, L.A., C.A. Ribic, and B. Zuckerberg. 2020. The value of citizen science in optimizing spatial conservation planning for grassland birds. Presentation, British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, 14-18 December, 2020 [Virtual] December 2020
Nunes, L.A., C. Ribic, and B. Zuckerberg. 2021. Using citizen science to optimize spatial conservation planning for grassland birds. American Ornithological Society and Society of Canadian Ornithologists Virtual Meeting, 9-14 August 2021. August 2021
Nunes, L.A., C. Ribic, and B. Zuckerberg. 2021. The value of citizen science in optimizing spatial conservation planning for grassland birds. Presentation at the Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society Virtual Winter Meeting, 22-25 February 2021.<br><br> February 2021
Murray, L.D., R. Stepnoski, and C. A. Ribic. 2015. Using motion-sensing video analysis to study behavior of nesting birds. Poster presentation, Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists, the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, and the Wilson Ornithological Society, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15 – 19 July 2015. July 2015
Miranda, B.R., B.R. Sturtevant, S.I. Stewart, R.B. Hammer, E.J. Gustafson, D.J. Mladenoff, D.J. Brown, D.M. Donner, and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Balancing conservation with public safety: Landscape planning for fire-dependent communities. Invited symposium presentation (Applications in Forest Landscape Ecology: Evolution, Progress and Challenges), 9th IALE World Congress, Portland, OR, 5-10 July 2015. July 2015
Melillo-Sweeting, K., C.A. Ribic, A.J. Beck, and K.M. Dudzinski. 2021. Nearshore habitat use of Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins off Bimini, The Bahamas. Presentation, The Society for Marine Mammalogy, 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Palm Springs, FL, 1-5 August 2022. August 2022
McCauley, L., B. Zuckerberg, and C. A. Ribic. 2014. Assessing climate change vulnerability using demographically informed species distribution models. Presentation (plenary), Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Workshop, August 4-8, 2014, Port Washington, WI. August 2014
McCauley, L., B. Zuckerberg, and C. A. Ribic. 2014. Assessing climate change vulnerability using demographically informed species distribution models. Poster, National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, October 23-24, 2014, Washington, DC. October 2014
Maresh Nelson, S. B., C. A. Ribic, and B. Zuckerberg. 2021. Climate change in US grasslands: impacts on birds and opportunities for climate adaptation. Presentation at the Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society Virtual Winter Meeting, 22-25 February 2021. February 2021
Lisa A. McCauley, L.A., B. Zuckerberg, and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Assessing climate change vulnerability of grassland birds using demographically informed species distribution models. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 9 Feb. 2015. February 2015
Johnson, SJ, DH Johnson, ND Niemuth, and CA Ribic. 2013. Quantifying the impact of oil development on grassland birds. Presentation at The Wildlife Society 20th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, October 5-10, 2013. October 2013
Hannah, A., K. Grveles, S. Warner, D. Lopez, C. Ribic, and A. Pidgeon. 2018. Characterizing adult and juvenile use of red-pine dominated plantations in Wisconsin’s population of Kirtland’s warblers. Poster, Presentation, American Ornithological Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 9-14 April 2018. April 2018
Hannah, A., K. Grveles, S. Warner, D. Lopez, A. Pidgeon, and C. Ribic. 2016. Characterizing breeding habitat selection and reproductive success of the Wisconsin population of the Kirtland’s warbler; preliminary results. Poster presentation, North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, 17-20 July 2016. July 2016
Hagell, S. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Climate Change Adaptation in Wildlife Management, Policy, and Research in Wisconsin. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Wichita, KS, December 9-12, 2012. December 2012
Guttery, M.R., C.A. Ribic, D. Sample, C. Trosen, A. Paulios, J. Dadisman, D. Schneider, and J. Horton. 2015. Habitat-specific scale dependencies influence patch occupancy: defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of landscape-scale grassland bird conservation. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 11 Feb. 2015. February 2015
Guttery, M.R., C.A. Ribic, D. Sample, C. Trosen, A. Paulios, J. Dadisman, D. Schneider, and J. Horton. 2014. Habitat-specific scale dependencies influence patch occupancy: defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of landscape-scale grassland bird conservation. Presentation (plenary), Midwest Bird Conservation and Monitoring Workshop, August 4-8, 2014, Port Washington, WI. August 2014
Guttery, M.R., C. Ribic, A. Paulios, D. Sample, and C. Trosen. 2013. Evaluating Wisconsin’s grassland bird conservation area model. Presentation, Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society-Winter Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 12-14 March. March 2013
Guttery, M.R., C. A. Ribic, D. Sample, A. Paulios, C. Trosen, J. Dadisman, D. Schneider, and J. A. Horton. 2016. Scale-specific habitat relationships influence patch occupancy: defining neighborhoods to optimize the effectiveness of grassland bird conservation. Presentation, North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, 17-20 July 2016. July 2016
Dudzinski, K.M., H.M. Hill, C.A. Ribic, and T.T. Bolton. 2019. Evidence for Maternal Style in Pectoral Fin Contact in Dolphins. Presentation, Behaviour 2019, joint meeting of the 56th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society and the 36th International Ethological Conference, Chicago, IL, July 23-27, 2019. July 2019
Dudzinski, K.M., H.M. Hill, C.A. Ribic, and T.T. Bolton. 2017. Maternal style and sibling choice: pectoral fin contact shared within mother/calf pairs and between siblings. Presentation, European Association for Aquatic Mammals 45th Annual Symposium, 8 – 11 March, Acquario di Genova, Italy. March 2017
Dudzinski, K.M., C.A. Ribic, H.M. Hill, and T. Bolton. 2021. Bottlenose dolphin calf initiated pectoral fin contact exchanges with mother, other kin, and non-kin. Poster, The Society for Marine Mammalogy, 24th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Palm Springs, FL, 1-5 August 2022. August 2022
Dudzinski, K.M. and C.A. Ribic. 2015. Pectoral fin contact between bottlenose dolphins - a tool for social bonding among non-kin. Invited Presentation, 41st Annual Symposium of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals, Kolmårdens, Sweden, 25-27 March 2015. March 2015
Donner, D.M., C.A. Ribic, D.J. Brown, D.M. Wolcott, C. Bocetti, T. Greco, and M. Nelson. 2017. Kirtland’s Warbler summer and winter habitat changes in response to future climate condition scenarios. Symposium presentation, American Ornithology 2017, Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, East Lansing, MI, 31 July - 5 August, 2017. August 2017
Donner, D., C. A. Ribic, D.J. Brown, D. M. Wolcott, C. Bocetti, T. Greco, and M. Nelson. 2018. Managing breeding and wintering habitat for the conservation of the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler in a changing climate. The Wildlife Society 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 28-31 January 2018. January 2018
Donner, D., C. A. Ribic, D.J. Brown, D. M. Wolcott, C. Bocetti, T. Greco, and M. Nelson. 2018. Managing breeding and wintering habitat for the conservation of the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler in a changing climate. Presentation, US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 8-12, 2018. April 2018
Byers, BJ and C. A. Ribic. 2017. Grassland bird response to annual herbaceous biomass harvest on the Leopold Wetland Management District, Wisconsin. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Wisconsin State Chapter Annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 28 February-2 March 2017. March 2017
Byers, BJ and C. A. Ribic. 2017. Grassland bird response to annual herbaceous biomass harvest on the Leopold Wetland Management District, Wisconsin. Presentation, The Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 23-27 September. September 2017
Brown, D. J., C.A. Ribic, and D.M. Donner. 2014. Impacts of Climate Change on the Endangered Migratory Songbird Kirtland’s Warbler and Jack Pine Species Viability in Michigan and Wisconsin. Presentation, 3rd Science in the Northwoods Conference, Boulder Junction, WI, October 15-17. October 2014
Brown, D. J., C.A. Ribic, D.M. Donner, M.D. Nelson, C.I. Bocetti, and C.M. Deloria-Sheffeld. 2015. Population Viability Analyses to evaluate post-delisting management of Kirtland’s Warbler. Minnesota/Wisconsin Wildlife Society Joint State Chapter Meeting, Duluth, MN, February 17-19, 2015. February 2015
Brown, D. J., C.A. Ribic, D.M. Donner, M.D. Nelson, C.I. Bocetti, and C.M. Deloria-Sheffeld. 2015. Population Viability Analyses to evaluate post-delisting management of Kirtland’s Warbler. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 11 Feb. 2015. February 2015
Brown, D. J., C. A. Ribic, D. M. Donner, and C. I. Bocetti. 2015. Proactive management of the Kirtland’s Warbler under changing environmental and management conditions. Presentation, The Wildlife Society 22nd Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 17-21 October 2015. October 2015
Beck, A.J., D.M. Donner, C.A. Ribic, D. Eklund, and S. Reinecke. 2013. Beaver management in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin. Poster, The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 5-10 Oct. 2013. October 2013
Asper, S. and C. Ribic. 2017. Grassland bird species abundance on grazed and non-grazed lands at Buena Vista Wildlife Area, WI. Presentation, The Wildlife Society Wisconsin State Chapter Annual meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 28 February-2 March 2017. March 2017
Technical Publications Publication Date
Ribic, C. A., S. Lewis, S. Melvin, J. Bart, and B. Peterjohn. 1999. Proceedings of the marsh bird monitoring workshop. USFWS/USGS Administrative Report, Denver, CO. January 2000
Ribic, C. A. 2001. Regional evaluation of area sensitivity in grassland birds workshops I and II. Final report, USGS BRD, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV. March 2001
Ribic, C. A. 2000. Trends in indicator and non-indicator items of marine debris on a New Jersey beach, 1991-1999. Final Report, US EPA Office of Water, Washington, D.C. September 2000
Ribic, C. A. 2000. Power analysis for GOM Regions 4 and 5 of the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program. Final Report, US EPA Office of Water, Washington, D.C. September 2000
Ribic, C. A. 2000. An evaluation of the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program as implemented in the Gulf of Mexico. Final Report, US EPA Office of Water, Washington, D.C. September 2000
Ribic, C. A. 1999. A report on the regional evaluation of area sensitivity in grassland birds workshop I. Final report, USGS BRD, Reston, Virginia. September 1999
Ribic, C. 2006. Predator Activity and Grassland Bird Nesting Success in an Agricultural Landscape September 2006
Ribic, C. 2006. Field Validation of GIS-based Models for Regional and Refuge Bird Conservation Planning June 2006
Ribic, C. 2005. Demographic Analysis on the Causes of Mortality and Related Factors Affecting the California Sea Otter Population December 2005
Johnson, D.H., J.P. Gibbs, M. Herzog, S. Lor, N.D. Niemuth, C.A. Ribic, M. Seamans, T.L. Shaffer, G. Shriver, S. Stehman, and W.L. Thompson. 2008. A sampling design framework for monitoring secretive marshbirds. Final Report, US Geological Survey, Status and Trends of Biological Resources, Reston, VA. June 2009
Hess, N. A. and C. A. Ribic. 1999. Seabird ecology, chapter 8 in Distribution and Abundance of Cetaceans in the northern Gulf of Mexico Volume II: Technical Report (R. Davis, W. Evans, and B. Wursig, eds.), USGS/BRD/CR-1999-2001. January 2000
Davis, R., J. Ortega-Ortiz, C. Ribic, W. Evans, D. Biggs, P. Ressler, J. Wormuth, R. Leben, K. Mullin, and B. Wursig. 1999. Cetacean habittat on the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Chapter 6 in Distribution and Abundance of Cetaceans in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Volume II: Technical Report (R.Davis, W. Evans, and B. Wursig, eds.), SGS/BRD/CR-1999-2001. January 2000
Buehler, D., D. Moss, B. Minser, C. Ribic, and S. Vos. 2000. Monitoring and managing grassland birds for sustainable populations. US DOD Legacy Program 2000 Annual Report. September 2000