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Michael J. Anteau, Ph.D.

Research Wildlife Biologist
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Phone: (701) 253-5507
Fax: (701) 253-5553
Email NPWRC Staff
Research (Principal Investigator),
Jamestown Headquarters

Photo of Mike Anteau.

Expertise:

  • Applied research for the conservation of wildlife and habitat, specifically including large-scale studies of Avian Ecology and Migration, Wildlife Nutrition and Physiology, Foraging Ecology, and Wetland and Riparian Ecology

Current Projects:

  • Evaluating effects of Missouri River flooding on piping plover and least tern habitat and demographics
  • Interaction of land use and climate on invertebrate populations in prairie wetlands: Implications for waterbird habitat conservation
  • Evaluating wetland-ecosystem health in the prairie pothole region using real-time nutrient dynamics of waterbirds
  • Interactions of consolidation drainage and climate on water-level dynamics, wetland productivity, and waterbirds
  • Meta-population dynamics of piping plovers in the Northern Great Plains
  • Habitat selection, productivity, and estimation of available nesting habitat for piping plovers on Lake Sakakawea
  • Evaluation of procedures for monitoring numbers and productivity of piping plovers and least terns on the Missouri River
  • Foraging ecology of least terns and piping plovers nesting on Central Platte River sandpits and sandbars
  • Landscape correlates and demographics of waterfowl

Education:

  • Ph. D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Louisiana State University Jan. 2006
  • M.S., Wildlife Biology, Louisiana State University, May 2002
  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dec. 1997
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dec. 1997

Professional Experience:

  • 2006-present:  Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND
  • 1999-2005:  Graduate Research Assistant, USGS LA Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University
  • 1999:  Wildlife Technician, USGS LA Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University
  • 1998-1999:  Wildlife Technician (Volunteer), USGS Alaska Science Center
  • 1998: Wildlife Technician, USGS SC Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Clemson University
  • 1998:  Wildlife Research Assistant, Northern Arizona University
  • 1997:  Student Research Assistant, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Professional Affiliations and Services:

  • Adjunct Professor of Biology, North Dakota State University (since 2010)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University (since 2011)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) life member
  • Chair (2009)and Past Chair (2010) of the Wildlife Section of SWS
  • Associate Editor for Wetlands (2010-2013)
  • American Ornithologists' Union
  • The Waterbird Society

Current Students

  • Mark Wiltermuth, Ph. D. student (co-Advised by Mark Clark), North Dakota State University, Project: Interaction of land use and climate on invertebrate populations in prairie wetlands: Implications for waterbird habitat conservation
  • Adam Janke, Ph. D. student (co-Advised by Joshua Stafford), South Dakota State University, Project: Evaluating wetland-ecosystem health in the prairie pothole region using real-time nutrient dynamics of waterbirds

Current Post-Doctoral Research Associates

  • Lisa McCauley, Ph. D. (UCF), Project: Interactions of consolidation drainage and climate on water-level dynamics, wetland productivity, and waterbirds

Selected Publications:

Anteau, M. J., T. L. Shaffer, M. T. Wiltermuth, and M. H. Sherfy. 2013. Landscape selection by birds has implications for measuring habitat and population size. In review

Anteau, M. J., M. T. Wiltermuth, M. H. Sherfy, T. L. Shaffer, and A. T. Pearse. 2013. Role of landscape features and density dependence in growth and fledging rates of precocial hatchlings at a large reservoir. In review

Anteau, M. J., M. T. Wiltermuth, M. H. Sherfy, and T. L. Shaffer. 2013. Measuring and predicting abundance and dynamics of habitat for piping plovers on a large reservoir. In review

Roche, E. A., T. L. Shaffer, M. J. Anteau, J. H. Stucker, M. H. Sherfy, and M. T. Wiltermuth. 2013. Factors affecting the detection probability of least tern and piping plover chicks in a large river system. Journal of Wildlife Management: In revision.

Shaffer, T.L., M. H. Sherfy, M. J. Anteau, J. H. Stucker, M. A. Sovada, E. A. Roche, M. T. Wiltermuth, T. K. Buhl, and C. M. Dovichin. 2012. Accuracy of the Missouri River least tern and piping plover monitoring program: Considerations for the future. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012: In press

Anteau, M. J., T. L. Shaffer, M. H. Sherfy, M. A. Sovada, J. H. Stucker, and M. T. Wiltermuth. 2012. Nest survival of piping plovers at a dynamic reservoir indicates an ecological trap for a threatened population. Oecologia 170:1167-1179.

Sherfy, M. H., M. J. Anteau, T. L. Shaffer, M. A. Sovada, and J. H. Stucker. 2012. Foraging ecology of least terns and piping plovers nesting on Central Platte River sandpits and sandbars. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1059, 50 p.

Anteau, M. J., M. H. Sherfy, and M. T. Wiltermuth. 2012. Selection indicates preference in diverse habitats: a ground-nesting bird (Charadrius melodus) using reservoir shoreline. PLoS ONE 7:e30347.

Anteau, M. J. 2012. Do interactions of land use and climate affect productivity of waterbirds and prairie-pothole wetlands? Wetlands 32:1–9. –INVITED-

Sherfy, M. H., M. J. Anteau, and A. Bishop. 2011. Post-harvest management decreases residual corn abundance during spring migration of cranes and waterfowl in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:995-1003.

Anteau, M. J., M. H. Sherfy, and A. Bishop. 2011. Field location and post-harvest management influences spring use of harvested corn fields by cranes and geese in Nebraska. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1004–1011.

Anteau, M. J., A. C. E. Anteau, and A. D. Afton. 2011. Testing competing hypotheses for chronology and intensity of lesser scaup molt during winter and spring migration. Condor 113:298–305.

Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2011. Lipid catabolism of invertebrate predator indicates widespread wetland ecosystem degradation. PLoS ONE 6:e16029.

Anteau, M. J., A. D. Afton, A. C. E. Anteau, and E. B. Moser. 2011. Fish and land use influence Gammarus lacustris and Hyalella azteca (Amphipoda) densities in large wetlands across the upper Midwest. Hydrobiologia 664:69-80.

Catlin, D. H., R. B. Jacobson, M. H. Sherfy, M. J. Anteau, J. Felio, J. D. Fraser, C. Lott, T. L. Shaffer, and J. H. Stucker. 2010. Discussion of “Natural hydrograph of the Missouri River near Sioux City and the Least Tern and Piping Plover” by Donald Jorgensen. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14:1365–1373.

Anteau, M. J., and Sherfy M. H. 2010. Diurnal variation in invertebrate catch rates by sticky traps: potential for biased indices of piping plover forage. Wetlands 30:757-762.

Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2009. Wetland use and feeding by lesser scaup during spring migration across the upper Midwest, USA. Wetlands 29:704-712.

Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2009. Lipid reserves of lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) migrating across a large landscape are consistent with the Spring Condition Hypothesis. Auk 126:873-883.

Wiltermuth, M.T., M. J. Anteau, M. H. Sherfy, and T. L. Shaffer. 2009. Nest movement by piping plovers in response to changing habitat conditions. Condor 111:550-555.

Sherfy, M. H., J. H. Stucker, and M. J. Anteau. 2009. Missouri River emergent sandbar habitat monitoring plan – a conceptual framework for adaptive management. USGS Open-File Report 2008-1223.

Anteau M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2008. Using plasma-lipid metabolites to index changes in lipid reserves of wild lesser scaup. Auk 125:354-357.

Anteau M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2008. Diets of spring migrating lesser scaup throughout the upper-Midwest are consistent with the Spring Condition Hypothesis. Waterbirds 31:97-106.

Anteau M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2008. Amphipod densities and indices of wetland quality across the upper-Midwest, USA. Wetlands 28:184-196.

Anteau M. J., A. D. Afton, C. M. Custer, and T. W. Custer. 2007. Relationships of cadmium, mercury, and selenium with nutrient reserves of female lesser scaup during winter and spring migration. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:515-520.

Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2006. Diet shifts of lesser scaup are consistent with the Spring Condition Hypothesis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:779-786.

Austin, J. E., Anteau, M. J., Barclay, J. S., Boomer, G. S., Rohwer, F. C., and Slattery, S. M. 2006. Declining scaup populations: reassessment of the issues, hypotheses, and research directions. Jamestown, N.D.: U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 7 pp. PDF Download

Anteau, M. J. 2006. Ecology of lesser scaup and amphipods in the upper-Midwest: scope and mechanisms of the Spring Condition Hypothesis and implications for migration habitat conservation. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-01242006-093828/

Anteau, M. J., and A. D. Afton. 2004. Nutrient reserves of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Mississippi Flyway: A test of the Spring Condition Hypothesis. Auk 121:917-929. Delta Waterfowl Publication of the Year

Custer, C. M., T. W. Custer, M. J. Anteau, A. D. Afton, and D. E. Wooten. 2003. Trace elements in lesser scaup from the Mississippi Flyway. Ecotoxicology 12:47-54.

Anteau, M. J. 2002. Nutrient reserves of lesser scaup during spring migration in the Mississippi Flyway: A test of the Spring Condition Hypothesis. Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-0707102-155816/


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