Sarah J. Converse
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12302 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708
Research into the ecology and conservation of threatened and endangered species, biological oversight of PWRC’s Whooping Crane breeding and propagation program
B.S., Michigan State University, 1996; Fisheries and Wildlife
M.S., University of Nebraska, 1999; Natural Resource Sciences
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2005; Wildlife Biology
|Areas of Expertise/Interest:
Population ecology and management of threatened and endangered species, demographic estimation methods, population modeling, quantitative methods in population ecology, decision analysis
Oscar and Isabel Anderson Graduate Fellowship, Colorado State University, 2003
University Graduate Fellowship, Colorado State University, 2001
Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity
Whooping Crane recovery and conservation
Carrying capacity of warm-water sites for Florida Manatees
Impacts of changing warm-water availability for Florida Manatees
Design and analysis methods for albatross population studies
Mazerolle, M. J., L. L. Bailey, W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, and J. D. Nichols. Accepted. Making great leaps forward in herpetology: accounting for detectability in field studies. Journal of Herpetology.
Converse, S. J., W. L. Kendall, P. F. Doherty, Jr., M. B. Naughton, and J. E. Hines. Accepted. A traditional and a less-invasive robust design: choices in optimizing effort allocation for seabird population studies. Environmental and Ecological Statistics.
Converse, S. J., G. C. White, and W. M. Block. 2006. Small mammal responses to thinning and wildfire in ponderosa pine-dominated forests of the southwestern United States. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:1711-1722.
Converse, S. J., G. C. White, K. Farris, and S. Zack. 2006. Small mammal responses to forest fuel reduction: national-scale results from the fire and fire surrogate project. Ecological Applications 16:1717-1729.
Iverson, J. B., S. J. Converse, G. R. Smith, and J. M. Valiulis. 2006. Long-term trends in the demography of the Allen Cays Rock Iguana (Cyclura cychlura inornata): human disturbance and density-dependent effects. Biological Conservation 132:300-310.
Converse, S. J., J. B. Iverson, and J. A. Savidge. 2005. Demographics of an Ornate Box Turtle population experiencing minimal human-induced disturbances. Ecological Applications 15:2171-2179.
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