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Sarah Converse

Email: sconverse@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Ecology and Management of Wild and Captive Whooping Cranes

Population Viability of the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes (Grus Americana)

Publications

2014

Servanty, S., S. J. Converse, and L. L. Bailey. 2014. Demography of a reintroduced population: moving toward management models for an endangered species, the whooping crane. Ecological Applications Online Early January 2 Abstract

Royle, J. A. and S. J. Converse. 2014. Hierarchical spatial capture–recapture models: modelling population density in stratified populations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(1):37-43. Abstract

2013

Converse, S. J., C. T. Moore, and D. P. Armstrong. 2013. Demographics of reintroduced populations: Estimation, modeling, and decision analysis. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1081-1093. Abstract

Converse, S. J., C. T. Moore, M. J. Folk, and M. C. Runge. 2013. A matter of tradeoffs: Reintroduction as a multiple objective decision. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1145–1156. Abstract

Converse, S. J., J. A. Royle, P. H. Adler, R. P. Urbanek, and J. A. Barzen. 2013. A hierarchical nest survival model integrating incomplete temporally varying covariates. Ecology and Evolution 3 (13):4439-4447. Abstract

Mueller, T., R. B. O'Hara, S. J. Converse, R. P. Urbanek, and W. F. Fagan. 2013. Social learning of migratory performance. Science 341(6149):999-1002. Abstract

2012

Campbell, E. W., III, A. A. Yackel Adams, S. J. Converse, T. H. Fritts, and G. H. Rodda. 2012. Do predators control prey species abundance? An experimental test with brown treesnakes on Guam. Ecology 93(5):1194-1203. Abstract

Converse, S. J. and J. A. Royle. 2012. Dealing with incomplete and variable detectability in multi-year, multi-site monitoring of ecological populations. Pages 427-442 in Robert A. Gitzen, Joshua J. Millspaugh, Andrew B. Cooper, and Daniel S. Licht, editors. Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies. Cambridge University Press, New York. xxiv, 560 pp. Abstract

Converse, S. J., J. A. Royle, and R. P. Urbanek. 2012. Bayesian analysis of multi-state data with individual covariates for estimating genetic effects on demography. Pages S561-S572 in Michael Schaub and William L. Kendall, editors. Proceedings EURING Analytical Conference 2009: Estimation, modelling and conservation of vertebrate populations using marked individuals. Journal of Ornithology 152(Supplement 2) Abstract

Moore, C. T., S. J. Converse, M. J. Folk, M. C. Runge, and S. A. Nesbitt. 2012. Evaluating release alternatives for a long-lived bird species under uncertainty about long-term demographic rates. Pages S339-S353 in Michael Schaub and William L. Kendall, editors. Proceedings EURING Analytical Conference 2009: Estimation, modelling and conservation of vertebrate populations using marked individuals. Journal of Ornithology 152(Supplement 2) Abstract

Smith, D. H. V., A. Moehrenschlager, N. Christensen, D. Knapik, K. Gibson, and S. J. Converse. 2012. Archive eggs: A research and management tool for avian conservation breeding. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36(2):342-349. Abstract

2011

Brown, M. E., A. Crosier, W. Lynch, S. J. Converse, J. Chandler, G. Olsen, J. French, D. E. Wildt, and N. Songsasen. 2011. Seminal quality in whooping crane (Grus americana) is affected by stage of breeding season but not by age of individual. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23(1):214 (abstract). Abstract

Brown, M. E., R. Doyle, J. N. Chandler, G. H. Olsen, J. B. French, Jr., D. E. Wildt, S. J. Converse, C. L. Keefer, and N. Songsasen. 2011. Chromic oxide as a fecal marker to identify individual Whooping Cranes. Pages 37 in . Joint Meeting of 12th North American Crane Workshop and 34th Annual Meeting of The Waterbird Society 13-16 March, 2011 Mid-Town Holiday Inn Grand Island, NE. Final Program and Abstracts. 120 pp.

Converse, S. J. 2011. Appendix C. Structured decision making for energy exploration and development decisions on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. Pages 243-249 in Leslie Holland-Bartels and Brenda Pierce, editors. An Evaluation of the science needs to inform decisions on Outer Continental Shelf energy development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1370.278 pp. Abstract

Converse, S. J., K. J. Shelley, S. Morey, J. Chan, A. LaTier, C. Scafidi, D. T. Crouse, and M. C. Runge. 2011. A decision-analytic approach to the optimal allocation of resources for endangered species consultation. Biological Conservation 144(1):319-329. Abstract

Golovin, D., A. Krause, B. Gardner, S. J. Converse, and S. Morey. 2011. Dynamic resource allocation in conservation planning. Pages 1331-1336 in . Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Twenty-Third Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, 7-11 August 2011, San Francisco, California, USA. AAAI Press, Menlo Park, Calif. xvii, 1898 pp. Abstract , PDF

Olsen, G., S. Converse, and J. Chandler. 2011. Protocol and results from the first season of captive rearing Whooping Cranes for a non-migratory release in Louisiana. Pages 53 in . Joint Meeting of 12th North American Crane Workshop and 34th Annual Meeting of The Waterbird Society 13-16 March, 2011 Mid-Town Holiday Inn Grand Island, NE. Final Program and Abstracts. 120 pp.

Runge, M. C., S. J. Converse, and J. E. Lyons. 2011. Which uncertainty? Using expert elicitation and expected value of information to design an adaptive program. Biological Conservation 144(4):1214-1223. Abstract

Smith, D. H. V., S. J. Converse, K. W. Gibson, A. Moehrenschlager, W. A. Link, G. H. Olsen, and K. Maguire. 2011. Decision analysis for conservation breeding: Maximizing production for reintroduction of whooping cranes. Journal of Wildlife Management 75(3):501-508. Abstract

Tyre, A. J., J. T. Peterson, S. J. Converse, T. Bogich, D. Miller, M. Post van der Burg, C. Thomas, R. Thompson, J. Wood, D. C. Brewer, and M. C. Runge. 2011. Adaptive management of bull trout populations in the Lemhi Basin. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2(2):262-281. Abstract , PDF

2010

Bailey, L. L., S. J. Converse, and W. L. Kendall. 2010. Bias, precision, and parameter redundancy in complex multistate models with unobservable states. Ecology 91(6):1598-1604. Abstract

Converse, S. J., J. N. Chandler, G. H. Olsen, and C. C. Shafer. 2010. Evaluating propagation method performance over time with Bayesian updating: an application to incubator testing. Pages 110-117 in Barry K. Hartup, editor and Richard P. Urbanek, assistant editor. Proceedings of the Eleventh North American Crane Workshop, 23-27 September 2008, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA. North American Crane Workshop, available from International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. vii, 217 pp. Abstract

Converse, S. J. and R. P. Urbanek. 2010. Demography of whooping cranes in the eastern migratory population. Pages 198 (abstract) in Barry K. Hartup, editor and Richard P. Urbanek, assistant editor. Proceedings of the Eleventh North American Crane Workshop, 23-27 September 2008, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA. North American Crane Working Group, available from International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. vii, 217 pp. Abstract

Farris, K. L., S. J. Converse, S. Zack, W. D. Robinson, A. J. Amacher, T. Contreras, W. L. Gaines, E. S. Kilpatrick, J. D. Lanham, D. Miles, G. Rompre, K. E. Sieving, and J. C. Pierson. 2010. Short-term effects of fire and fire-surrogate treatments on avian nest survival: A national-scale analysis. Open Environmental Sciences 4:53-62. Abstract , PDF

Martin, J., A. F. O'Connell, Jr., W. L. Kendall, M. C. Runge, T. R. Simons, A. H. Waldstein, S. A. Schulte, S. J. Converse, G. W. Smith, T. Pinion, M. Rikard, and E. F. Zipkin. 2010. Optimal control of native predators. Biological Conservation 143(7):1751-1758. Abstract

2009

Converse, S. J. 2009. [Book review] Cranes: A Natural History of a Bird in Crisis. by Janice M. Hughes. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(1):119-121. Abstract

Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, and J. E. Hines. 2009. A traditional and a less-invasive robust design: choices in optimizing effort allocation for seabird population studies. Pages 727-744 in David L. Thomson, Evan G. Cooch, and Michael J. Conroy, editors. Modeling demographic processes in marked populations. Environmental and ecological statistics 3. Springer, New York . xxiv, 1131 pp. Abstract

Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., and P. G. Ryan. 2009. Multistate models for estimation of survival and reproduction in the grey-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma). Auk 126(1):77-88. Abstract

Kendall, W. L., S. J. Converse, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, A. Anders, J. E. Hines, and E. Flint. 2009. Sampling design considerations for demographic studies: a case of colonial seabirds. Ecological Applications 19(1):55-68. Abstract

Kendall, W. L., S. J. Converse, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, J. E. Hines, A. Anders, and E. Flint. 2009. Design considerations in demographic studies: a case of colonial seabirds. Ecological Applications 19(1):55-68. Abstract

Moore, C. T., S. J. Converse, M. J. Folk, R. Boughton, B. Brooks, J. B. French, T. E. O'Meara, M. Putnam, J. Rodgers, and M. Spalding. 2008. Releases of whooping cranes to the Florida nonmigratory flock: a structured decision-making approach. Report to the International Whooping Crane Recovery Team, September 22. . 26 pp. Abstract , PDF

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