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@wisc.edu
Personal 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 has experience working on conservation issues both in the terrestrial and marine ecosystems. She is trained as an ecologist and as a statistician.

Teaching Interest

spatial ecology, metapopulations, landscape ecology

Research Interest

conservation of grassland vertebrates in working agricultural landscapes; alternative energy production; global climate change; large-scale monitoring programs.

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. 2018-08-31
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. 2018-12-31
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. 2018-07-31
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. 2003-12-31
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) 2001-09-30
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. 2011-01-31
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. 2013-11-30
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. 2014-11-30
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. 2015-12-31
Thompson, F.R. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Conservation implications when the nest predators are known.Studies in Avian Biology 43:23-34. 2012-11-30
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. 2003-12-31
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. 2012-11-30
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. 2003-07-31
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. 2019-10-31
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. 2005-07-31
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. 2012-12-31
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. 2012-11-30
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. 2011-03-31
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. 2012-08-31
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. 2010-11-30
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. 2017-01-31
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 2019-06-30
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. 2016-05-31
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. 2011-08-31
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. 2018-11-30
Ribic, C. A., and D. W. Sample. 2001. Associations of grassland birds with landscape factors in southern Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist 146:105-121. 2001-09-30
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. 2009-04-30
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. 2009-01-31
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. 2012-11-30
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. 2008-08-31
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. 1998-11-30
Ribic, C. A. 1999. Rails in Wisconsin with a focus on Sora and Virginia Rail. The Passenger Pigeon 61:277-289. 1999-11-30
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. 2007-05-31
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. 2007-05-31
Ribic, C. 2004. A layperson's guide to the Southern Ocean; The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife (book review). BioScience 54:164-165. 2004-06-30
Ribic, C. 2002. The Worst Journey in the World. The Passenger Pigeon 64: 75-76. 2002-11-30
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. 2008-02-28
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2003. Gassland passerine nest predators near edges based on video footage. Auk 120:371-383. 2003-12-31
Renfrew, R. B., and C. A. Ribic. 2002. Influence of topography on density of grassland passerines in pastures. American Midland Naturalist 147:315-325. 2002-11-30
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. 2001-01-31
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. 2005-10-31
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. 2012-11-30
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 2019-04-30
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. 2017-03-31
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. 2018-05-31
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. 2002-07-31
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. 2005-03-31
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. 2008-11-30
Murray, L.D., C. A. Ribic, and K. Ellison. 2009. Red-headed woodpecker habitat associations in southwest Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 71: 367-373. 2009-12-31
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. 2008-01-31
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. 2017-11-30
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. 2012-01-31
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. 2013-12-31
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. 2015-01-31
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. 2009-01-31
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. 2003-05-31
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. 2009-04-30
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. 1999-11-30
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. 2014-12-31
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. 2002-12-31
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. 2007-11-30
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 2017-04-30
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. 2004-07-31
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. 2013-11-30
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. 2011-08-31
Ellison, K.S. and C.A. Ribic. 2012. Nest defense: grassland bird responses to snakes. Studies in Avian Biology 43:149-160. 2012-11-30
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. 2014-12-31
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. 2013-11-30
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 2009-10-31
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. 2017-03-31
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 2008-12-31
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. 2015-11-30
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 2018-12-31
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. 2010-08-31
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. 2009-10-31
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. 2015-03-31
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. 2008-11-30
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. 2002-09-30
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. 2005-10-31
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. 2011-11-30
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. 2002-09-30
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. 2004-11-30
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. 2017-11-30
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 2017-06-30
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 2019-10-31
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. 2014-03-31
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. 2001-05-31
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. 2005-09-30
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. 2003-08-31
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. 2012-04-30
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. 2004-03-31
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. 2003-05-31
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Maresh Nelson, Scott Post Doc Active None
Bernath-Plaisted, Jacy PhD Active None
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] 2015-11-18
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. 2017-03-01
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. 2017-02-08
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. 2016-10-17
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) 2016-08-04
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. 2013-08-05
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. 2018-04-12
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. 2018-04-10
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. 2016-08-17
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. 2014-10-16
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. 2013-10-07
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. 2019-06-26
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. 2016-08-18
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. 2017-02-08
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. 2013-10-06
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 2019-10-02
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. 2015-07-29
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). 2020-09-02
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. 2017-08-02
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. 2017-08-03
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. 2020-08-06
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. 2015-10-14
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. 2018-03-14
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. 2018-03-14
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. 2020-08-12
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. 2019-10-29
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. 2015-07-17
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. 2015-07-06
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. 2014-08-07
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. 2014-10-24
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. 2015-02-09
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. 2013-10-09
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. 2018-04-11
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. 2016-07-19
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. 2012-12-11
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. 2015-02-11
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. 2014-08-07
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. 2013-03-13
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. 2016-07-19
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. 2019-07-25
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. 2017-03-10
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. 2015-03-26
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. 2017-08-02
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. 2018-01-29
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. 2018-04-10
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. 2017-03-01
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. 2017-09-25
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. 2014-10-16
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. 2015-02-18
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. 2015-02-11
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. 2015-10-20
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. 2013-10-09
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. 2017-03-01
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. 2000-01-31
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. 2001-03-31
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. 2000-09-30
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. 2000-09-30
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. 2000-09-30
Ribic, C. A. 1999. A report on the regional evaluation of area sensitivity in grassland birds workshop I. Final report, USGS BRD, Reston, Virginia. 1999-09-30
Ribic, C. 2006. Predator Activity and Grassland Bird Nesting Success in an Agricultural Landscape 2006-09-30
Ribic, C. 2006. Field Validation of GIS-based Models for Regional and Refuge Bird Conservation Planning 2006-06-30
Ribic, C. 2005. Demographic Analysis on the Causes of Mortality and Related Factors Affecting the California Sea Otter Population 2005-12-31
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. 2009-06-30
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. 2000-01-31
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. 2000-01-31
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. 2000-09-30