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John Sauer

Email: jrsauer@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/jrsauer

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

     http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

Areas of Study

Evaluation of Representativeness of Sampling of the North American Breeding Bird Survey

Population Change and Abundance of Black Ducks and Mallards in Eastern North America

Design and Analysis of Surveys for Estimation of Temporal and Spatial Change in Animal Populations

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

2015

Huang, Q., J. R. Sauer, A. Swatantran, and R. Dubayah. 2015. A centroid model of species distribution with applications to the Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus and house finch Haemorhous mexicanus in the United States. Ecography Online Early April 25 Abstract

Loeb, S. C., T. J. Rodhouse, L. E. Ellison, C. L. Lausen, J. D. Reichard, K. M. Irvine, T. E. Ingersoll, J. T. H. Coleman, W. E. Thogmartin, J. R. Sauer, C. M. Francis, M. L. Bayless, T. R. Stanley, and D. H. Johnson. 2015. A plan for the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). General Technical Report SRS-208. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. 100 pp. Abstract

2014

Sauer, J. R., G. S. Zimmerman, J. D. Klimstra, and W. A. Link. 2014. Hierarchical model analysis of the Atlantic Flyway Breeding Waterfowl Survey. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(6):1050-1059. Abstract

Karanth, K. K., J. D. Nichols, J. R. Sauer, J. E. Hines, and C. B. Yackulic. 2014. Latitudinal gradients in North American avian species richness, turnover rates and extinction probabilities. Ecography 37(7):626-636. Abstract

Link, W. A. and J. R. Sauer. 2014. Modeling participation duration, with application to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods Online Early September 4 Abstract

2013

Sauer, J. R., P. J. Blank, E. F. Zipkin, J. E. Fallon, and F. W. Fallon. 2013. Using multi-species occupancy models in structured decision making on managed lands. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(1):117-127. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, J. E. Fallon, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Jr. Ziolkowski. 2013. The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts. North American Fauna 79:1-32. Abstract

Bled, F., J. R. Sauer, K. L. Pardieck, P. Doherty, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Modeling Trends from North American Breeding Bird Survey Data: A Spatially Explicit Approach. PLOS ONE 8(12):e81867. Abstract

Karanth, K. K., J. D. Nichols, J. R. Sauer, J. E. Hines, and C. B. Yackulic. 2013. Latitudinal gradients in North American avian species richness, turnover rates and extinction probabilities. Ecography 37(7):626-636. Abstract

Mattsson, B. J., E. F. Zipkin, B. Gardner, P. J. Blank, J. R. Sauer, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Explaining local-scale species distributions: Relative contributions of spatial autocorrelation and landscape heterogeneity for an avian assemblage. PLoS ONE 8(2):e55097. Abstract

Millsap, B. A., G. S. Zimmerman, J. R. Sauer, R. M. Nielson, M. Otto, E. Bjerre, and R. Murphy. 2013. Golden eagle population trends in the western united states: 1968-2010. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(7):1436-1448. Abstract

2012

Nichols, J. D., E. G. Cooch, J. M. Nichols, and J. R. Sauer. 2012. Studying biodiversity: Is a new paradigm really needed? BioScience 62(5):497-502. Abstract

Zimmerman, G. S., J. R. Sauer, W. A. Link, and M. Otto. 2012. Composite analysis of black duck breeding population surveys in eastern North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(6):1165-1176. Abstract

2011

Sauer, J. R. and W. A. Link. 2011. Analysis of the North American Breeding Bird Survey using hierarchical models. Auk 128(1):87-98. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., M. C. Otto, W. L. Kendall, and G. S. Zimmerman. 2011. Monitoring bald eagles using lists of nests: Response to Watts and Duerr. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(3):509-512. Abstract

2010

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, and D. D. Dolton. 2010. Comparative analysis of mourning dove population change in North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(5):1059-1069. AbstractButchart, S. H. M., M. Walpole, B. Collen, A. van Strien, J. P. W. Scharlemann, R. E. A. Almond, J. E. M. Baillie, B. Bomhard, C. Brown, J. Bruno, K. E. Carpenter, G. M. Carr, J. Chanson, A. M. Chenery, J. Csirke, N. C. Davidson, F. Dentener, M. Foster, A. Galli, J. N. Galloway, P. Genovesi, R. D. Gregory, M. Hockings, V. Kapos, J. F. Lamarque, F. Leverington, J. Loh, M. A. McGeoch, L. McRae, A. Minasyan, M. H. Morcillo, T. E. E. Oldfield, D. Pauly, S. Quader, C. Revenga, J. R. Sauer, B. Skolnik, D. Spear, D. Stanwell-Smith, S. N. Stuart, A. Symes, M. Tierney, T. D. Tyrrell, J. C. Vie, and R. Watson. 2010. Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines. Science 328(5982):1164-1168. Abstract

Griffith, E. H., J. R. Sauer, and J. A. Royle. 2010. Traffic effects on bird counts on North American Breeding Bird Survey routes. Auk 127(2):387-393. Abstract

Zimmerman, G. S., W. A. Link, M. J. Conroy, J. R. Sauer, K. D. Richkus, and G. S. Boomer. 2010. Estimating migratory game-bird productivity by integrating age ratio and banding data. Wildlife Research 37(7):612-622. Abstract

Ziolkowski, D. J., Jr., K. L. Pardieck, and J. R. Sauer. 2010. On the road again for a bird survey that counts. Birding 42(4):32-40. PDF

2009

Sauer, J. R., D. K. Niven, W. A. Link, and G. S. Butcher. 2009. Analysis and summary of Christmas Bird Count data. Avocetta 33(2):13-18. Abstract

Otis, D. L., P. Dixon, and J. R. Sauer. 2009. Development of harvest strategies for mourning doves. Pages 11-12 in David D. Dolton, compiler. Webless migratory game bird research program: Project abstracts - 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Denver, CO. 67 pp. PDF

Runge, M. C., J. R. Sauer, M. L. Avery, B. F. Blackwell, and M. D. Koneff. 2009. Assessing allowable take of migratory birds. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(4):556-565. Abstract

Russell, R. E., J. A. Royle, V. A. Saab, J. F. Lehmkuhl, W. M. Block, and J. R. Sauer. 2009. Modeling the effects of environmental disturbance on wildlife communities: avian responses to prescribed fire. Ecological Applications 19(5):1253-1263. Abstract

Wilson, P. U., J. R. Longcore, J. R. Sauer, and K. Anderson. 2009. Avian use of Northeast Creek and Bass Harbor Marsh in Acadia National Park, 2001-2002. Natural Resource Report NPS/NETN/NRR-2009/144. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. ix, 93 pp. Abstract

Ziolkowski, D. J., Jr., K. L. Pardieck, and J. R. Sauer. 2009-2010. The 2003-2008 summary of the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Bird Populations 10:90-109. PDF

2008

Sauer, J. R. 2008. Rachel Carson's legacy for research and monitoring at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. INformation (Fall):32-33.

Sauer, J. R. 2008. Avoiding monitoring pitfalls. All Bird Bulletin (January):4-5.

Sauer, J. R. and M. G. Knutson. 2008. Objectives and metrics for wildlife monitoring. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(8):1663-1664. Abstract ; BioOne

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, W. L. Kendall, J. R. Kelley, and D. K. Niven. 2008. A hierarchical model for estimating change in American Woodcock populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):204-214. Abstract

Shriver, G. W. and J. R. Sauer. 2008. Coordinating across scales: Building a regional marsh bird monitoring program from national and state Initiatives. Pages 113 (abstract) in . Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats and People: 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, 13-16 February 2008, McAllen, Texas: Abstracts. 138 pp. PDF

Gilbert, A. T., A. F. O'Connell, Jr., E. M. Annand, N. W. Talancy, J. R. Sauer, and J. D. Nichols, . 2008. An inventory of terrestrial mammals at national parks in the Northeast Temperate Network and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5245. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia. xii, 159 pp. Abstract ; PDF

Link, W. A., J. R. Sauer, and D. K. Niven. 2008. Combining Breeding Bird Survey and Christmas Bird Count data to evaluate seasonal components of population change in Northern Bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):44-51. Abstract

Otis, D. L., P. Dixon, and J. R. Sauer. 2008. Development of harvest strategies for mourning doves. Pages 11 (abstract) in David D. Dolton, compiler. Webless migratory game bird research program: Project abstracts - 2007. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, Denver, CO. 52 pp. PDF  

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