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NPWRC Publications by Jill A. Dechant Shaffer


This listing is comprised of publications authored in affiliation with Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and may not represent the author's complete body of work. Several of these publications are available online as Biological Resources on this Web site and can be accessed by following the links provided. For a more detailed search of staff publications, visit the Northern Prairie Publications Database.


Shaffer, J. A., and J. P. Thiele. 2013. Distribution of burrowing owls in east-central South Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 45:40-44. PDF

Strickland, M. D., E. B. Arnett, W. P. Erickson, D. H. Johnson, G. D. Johnson, M. L. Morrison, J.A. Shaffer, and W. Warren-Hicks. 2011. Comprehensive guide to studying wind energy/wildlife interactions. Prepared for the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, Washington, D.C. http://www.nationalwind.org//publications/comprehensiveguide.aspx

Pietz, P. J., Buhl, D. A., Shaffer, J. A., Winter, M., and Johnson, D. H. 2009. Influence of trees in the landscape of parasitism rates of grassland passerine nests in southeastern North Dakota. Condor 111:36-42. PDF Download

Shaffer, J. A., and D. H. Johnson. 2009. Displacement effects of wind developments on grassland birds in the northern Great Plains. Pages 57-61 in Proceedings PDF of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Wind Wildlife Research Meeting VII. Milwaukee, WI. Slide presentations PDF

Erickson, W., Strickland, D., Shaffer, J. A., and Johnson, D. H. 2007. Protocol for investigating displacement effects of wind facilities on grassland songbirds. Cheyenne, WY and Jamestown, ND: WEST Inc. and U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 15 pp.

Shaffer, J. A. and Johnson, D H. 2007. [Fact Sheet] Influence of wind generators on grassland breeding birds. Jamestown, N.D.: U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 1 pp. Link to online resource

Shaffer, J. A., Knutsen, G. A., Martin, R. E., and Brice, J. S. 2007. Pattern and potential causes of white-faced ibis, Plegadis chihi, establishment in the northern prairie and parkland region of North America. Canadian-Field Naturalist 121:46-57. PDF

Shaffer, J. A. and Johnson, D. H. 2006. Influence of wind generators on grassland breeding birds: annual report 2005. Jamestown, N.D.: U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 15 pp.

Winter, M., Johnson, D. H., and Shaffer, J. A. 2006. Does body size affect a bird's sensitivity to patch size and landscape structure? Condor 108:808-816. Full-text via BioOne (subscription required)

Winter, M., Johnson, D. H., Shaffer, J. A., Donovan, T. M., and Svedarsky, W. D. 2006. Patch size and landscape effects on density and nest success of grassland birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:158-172. Link to online resource

Johnson, D. H., Austin, J. E., and Shaffer, J. A. 2005. A fresh look at the taxonomy of midcontinental sandhill cranes. Proceedings North American Crane Workshop 9:37-45. PDF Download

Winter, M., Johnson, D. H., and Shaffer, J. A. 2005. Variability in vegetation effects on density and nesting success of grassland birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:185-197. Link to online resource

Winter, M., J. A. Shaffer, D. H. Johnson, T. M. Donovan, W. D. Svedarsky, P. W. Jones, and B. R. Euliss.  2005.  Habitat and nesting of Le Conte’s Sparrows in the northern tallgrass prairie.  Journal of Field Ornithology 76:61-71. PDF

Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, and W. D. Svedarsky.  2004.  Nesting biology of three grassland passerines in the northern tallgrass prairie.  Wilson Bulletin 116:211-223. PDF

Klute, D. S., Ayers, L. W., Green, M. T., Howe, W. H., Jones, S. L., Shaffer, J. A., and Zimmerman, T. S. 2003. Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Western Burrowing Owl in the United States. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Technical Publication BTP-R6001-2003.

Shaffer, J. A., Goldade, C. M., Dinkins, M. F., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., and Euliss, B. R. 2003. Brown-headed cowbirds in grasslands: their habitats, hosts, and response to management. Prairie Naturalist 35:145-186. Link to online resource

Shaffer, J. A., Igl, L. D., and VanHove, F. 2003. Historical and recent records and first nest records of Henslow's sparrow in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 35:81-94. PDF

Winter, M. S. E. Hawks, J. A. Shaffer, and D. H. Johnson.  2003.  Guidelines for finding nests of passerine birds in tallgrass prairie.  Prairie Naturalist 35:197-211 PDF

Dechant, J. A. 2001. Range expansion of pileated woodpecker in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 33:163-182. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Johnson, D. H., Goldade, C. M., and Igl, L. D. 2001. Responses of grassland birds to management practices : lessons from the literature. Proceedings of the North Dakota Academy of Science 55:7-8.

Winter, M., Johnson, D. H., Dechant, J. A., Donovan, T. M., and Svedarsky, W. D. 2001. Evaluation of the Bird Conservation Area concept in the northern tallgrass prairie, annual report: 2001. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A. 1999. A fascination with birds. Prairie Naturalist 31:189-190.

Dechant, J. A., Dinkins, M. F., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., and Euliss, B. R. 2000. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Vesper Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Dinkins, M. F., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., and Euliss, B. R. 2000. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Swainson's Hawk. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dinkins, M. F., Zimmerman, A. L., Dechant, J. A., Parkin, D. H., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., and Euliss, B. R. 2000 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Horned Lark. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 34 pp. HTML Version

Dechant, J. A., Dinkins, M. F., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Parkin, B. D., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Upland Sandpiper. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Parkin, B. D., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Willet. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Parkin, B. D., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Lark Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Parkin, B. D., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Field Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Rabie, P. A., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Rabie, P. A., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: McCown's Longspur. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Rabie, P. A., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Burrowing Owl. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Western Meadowlark. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Lark Bunting. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Ferruginous Hawk. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Dickcissel. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Bobolink. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: American Bittern. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Rabie, P. A., and Euliss, B. R. 1999. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Long-billed Curlew. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Winter, M., Johnson, D. H., Dechant, J. A., Donovan, T. M., and Svedarsky, W. D. 1999. Evaluation of the bird conservation area concept in the northern tallgrass prairie, annual report: 1999. Jamestown, N. D.: Northern Prarie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Northern Harrier. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Parkin, B. D., and Euliss, B. R. 1998. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Sedge Wren. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1998. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Le Conte's Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. 19 pp. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. F., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Sprague's Pipit. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., Zimmerman, A. L., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Loggerhead Shrike. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Marbled Godwit. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Grasshopper Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Clay-colored Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Chestnut-collared Longspur. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., Nenneman, M. P., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Baird's Sparrow. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Short-eared owl. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J. A., Sondreal, M. L., Johnson, D. H., Igl, L. D., Goldade, C. M., and Euliss, B. R. 1998 (revised 2003). Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Mountain Plover. Jamestown, N.D.: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Link to online resource

Dechant, J.A. 1996. Effects of mowing and burning on bird communities and artificial nest success along the Buffalo National River, AR. M.S. thesis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

Evrard, J., D. Snobl, P. Doenier, and J. Dechant. 1991. Nesting Short eared Owls and voles in St. Croix County. Passenger Pigeon 53:223 226.


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