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Presentations by Jill A. Dechant Shaffer


Johnson, D. H. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2013. Avoidance of wind turbines by grassland birds. 2013 Research Webinar Series. National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, Washington, D.C. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, and D. A. Buhl. 2012. Avoidance of wind generators by breeding grassland birds. North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, and K. Heist. 2012. Effects of wind developments on birds and bats in the northern Great Plains. North Dakota State University, Environmental and Conservation Science Graduate Program Seminar, Fargo, ND. (Invited presentation).

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2011. Effects of wind developments on grassland birds in native habitats in the northern Great Plains. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Waikoloa, HI.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), J. A. Shaffer, and K. Heist. 2011. Effects of wind developments on birds and bats in the northern Great Plains. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Waikoloa, HI. (Invited presentation).

Robinson, A. (presenter), N. Niemuth, J. Shaffer, T. Runia, and S. Kempema. 2010. Developing a landscape-level, model-based approach to evaluating prairie grouse habitat and populations. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Sage Grouse and Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse Technical Meeting, Twin Falls, ID.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2009. Avoidance of wind generators by breeding grassland birds. Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mankato, MN.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2009. Avoidance of wind generators by breeding grassland birds. Cooper Ornithological Society. Tucson, Arizona.

Patzman, R. (presenter), J. A. Shaffer, and G. Thompson. 2009. Wind development and the Northern Plains Wind Energy Forum. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND.

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2009. Displacement effects of wind developments on grassland birds in the northern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND.

Shaffer, J. A., and G. Thompson (presenter). 2009. Displacement effects of wind developments on grassland birds in the northern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Prairie-Chicken Society. Twin Valley, MN. (Invited presentation).

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), L. D. Igl, M. Winter, M. A. Cunningham, J. A. Shaffer, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2008. Habitat fragmentation: fact and fiction. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Grand Forks, ND. (Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), L. D. Igl, M. Winter, M. A. Cunningham, J. A. Shaffer, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2008. Habitat fragmentation: fact and fiction. USDA Forest Service National Grassland Managers workshop, Fargo, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Biological issues related to wind development in the Dakotas. Montana-Dakota Utilities, Bismarck, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Biological issues related to wind development in the Dakotas. Northern Plains Wind Energy Forum, Fargo, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Conservation actions at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND.

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Keeping the “green” in green energy. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Grand Forks, ND. (Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Keeping the “green” in green energy. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Chamberlain, SD. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. Keeping the “green” in green energy. North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Bismarck, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2008. The status of wind energy development in North Dakota. North Dakota Action Group, Bismarck, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter) and D. H. Johnson. 2008. Displacement effects of wind developments on grassland birds in the northern Great Plains. National Wind Coordinating Collaborative research meeting, Milwaukee, WI.

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2008. Effects of wind development on grassland birds in native habitats in the northern Great Plains. Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Portland, OR.

Shaffer, T. L., P. J. Pietz, D. A. Buhl, T. A. Grant, and J. A. Shaffer (presenter). 2008. Activity patterns at the nest: implications for nest survival? Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, and Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Portland, OR.

Shaffer, J. A. 2007. Keeping the “green” in green energy. EmPower North Dakota. Fargo, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2007. Effects of wind developments on grassland birds in native habitats in the northern Great Plains. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Tucson, AZ. (Invited presentation).

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2006. Wind energy and grassland breeding birds: how compatible. Wind Power and Wildlife in Colorado Symposium and Workshop. Fort Collins, CO. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2006. Natural and anthropogenic influences on grassland birds. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oacoma, SD. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2006. Wind and wildlife resources: facts, issues, and action. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Williston, ND. (Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2006. Wind energy development and grassland breeding birds: how compatible. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oacoma, SD. (Invited presentation).

Winter, M. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, and J. A. Shaffer. 2006. Does sensitivity to patch size and landscape structure depend on body size? Twenty-fourth International Ornithological Council, Hamburg, Germany.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), L. D. Igl, and J. A. Shaffer. 2005. Recreated grassland, restored wetlands, and renewable energy: the response of breeding birds to anthropogenic activities in South Dakota. South Dakota Academy of Sciences, Sioux Falls, SD.

Kiesow, A. (presenter), and J. A. Shaffer. 2005. Wind Power in South Dakota. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oacoma, SD.

Reynolds, R. (presenter), Shaffer, J. A., and D. H. Johnson. 2005. Grassland easements and wind energy generators. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research Colloquium. Denver, CO. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2005. Natural and anthropogenic influences on grassland birds. National Wind Coordinating Committee Grassland/Shrubsteppe Bird Subgroup. Wichita, KS. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2005. Natural and anthropogenic influences on grassland birds. Monthly meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club. Bismarck, North Dakota. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. 2005. Status of wind developments and the USGS study evaluating the influence of wind generators on grassland birds. USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center staff meeting. Jamestown, ND.

Shaffer, J. A. 2004. Range expansion of Pileated Woodpecker in North Dakota. Monthly meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club. Bismarck, North Dakota. (Invited presentation)

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2004. Challenges of assessing the avoidance impacts of wind generators on grassland breeding birds. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Calgary, Alberta. (Invited presentation)

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, A. J. Ryba, R. J. Vanden Berge, and R. E. Reynolds. 2004. Update on research concerning wind energy centers and grassland breeding birds. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Fargo, ND. (Invited presentation; Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Winter, M., D. H. Johnson (presenter), J. A. Shaffer, W. D. Svedarsky, and T. M. Donovan. 2004. How consistent are the effects of patch size and landscape composition on density and nest success of grassland birds? Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Calgary, Alberta.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), J. Austin, and J. A. Shaffer. 2003. A fresh look at the taxonomy of Midcontinental Sandhill Cranes. Ninth North American Crane Workshop. Sacramento, CA.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), J. A. Shaffer, and L. D. Igl. 2003. Birds at the interface: how wetland birds depend on grasslands. Annual meeting of The Society of Conservation Biology, Duluth, MN.

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), and D. H. Johnson. 2003. Wind energy development and grassland birds: how compatible? Lions Club, Jamestown, ND. (Invited presentation).

Shaffer, J. A. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, R. J. Vanden Berge, and R. E. Reynolds. 2003. Wind energy development and grassland birds: how compatible? Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND. (Invited presentation; Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Dechant, J. A. 2002. Waterbird research at U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Prairie Pothole Waterbird Conservation Planning Meeting. Bismarck, ND.

Johnson, D. H., and J. A. Dechant (presenter). 2002. The role of the Bird Conservation Area study in assessing the effectiveness of restoration efforts on the Glacial Ridge complex. The Nature Conservancy planning meeting for the Glacial Ridge complex. Mentor, MN.

Dechant, J. A. 2001. Range expansion of Pileated Woodpecker in North Dakota. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND. (Presentation received an honorable mention in the Natural Resource Communicator Award competition).

Dechant, J. A. (presenter), D. H. Johnson, C. M. Goldade, and L. D. Igl. 2001. Responses of grassland birds to management practices: lessons from the literature. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Science.

Johnson, D. H. (presenter), J. A. Dechant, L. D. Igl, M. B. Whitt, M. Hartman, and S. Anderson. 1999. Wetland bird communities in North Dakota and South Dakota. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX.

Johnson, D. H., J. A. Dechant (presenter), L. D. Igl, M. B. Whitt, M. Hartman, and S. Anderson. 1999. Wetland bird communities in the Dakotas. American Ornithologists’ Union, Ithaca, NY.

Johnson, D. H., J. A. Dechant (presenter), L. D. Igl, M. B. Whitt, M. Hartman, and S. Anderson. 1999. Wetland bird communities in the Dakotas. Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Mandan, ND.

Johnson, D. H., Winter, M., J. A. Dechant (presenter), and D. Svedarsky. 1999. Evaluation of the Bird Conservation Area Concept. Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Prairie-Chicken Society, Glyndon, MN.

Johnson, D. H., M. Winter, J. A. Dechant (presenter), and D. Svedarsky. 1999. Evaluation of the Bird Conservation Area Concept. Friends of Rydell meeting, Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, Erskine, MN.

Dechant, J.A. (presenter), L.L. Livingston, and K.G. Smith. 1995. Habitat distribution and relative abundance of forest birds in response to burning and mowing along the Buffalo National River, AR. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, UT.


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