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Ecology and Management of Wild and Captive Whooping Cranes

The Release of Parent-reared Whooping Crane Colts into the Eastern Migratory Population

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

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

JOURNAL ARTICLES

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 24(5):927-937. Abstract

2013

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

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

Olsen, G. H. 2012. Whooping crane restoration. Pages 314-317 in . McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill, New York. xiii, 360 pp.

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., 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.

Olsen, G. 2011. Photoperiod and nesting phenology of Whooping Cranes at two captive facilities. Pages 51 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.

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.

Olsen, G. H. 2011. Progress in restoring whooping crane populations. Association of Avian Veterinarians Proceedings 32:325. PDF

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

2010

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

Olsen, G. H. 2010. Whooping Crane titers in response to eastern equine encephalitis immunization. Pages 180-182 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

2008

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

2007

Cronin, T. W., M. R. Kinloch, and G. H. Olsen. 2007. Head-bobbing behavior in walking Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) and Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). Journal of Ornithology 148(Supplement 2):S563-S569. Abstract

2006

Kreger, M. D., J. S. Hatfield, I. Estevez, G. F. Gee, and D. A. Clugston. 2006. Behavioral profiles of the captive juvenile whooping crane as an indicator of post-release survival. Zoo Biology 25(1):11-24. Abstract

2005

Cronin, T. W., M. R. Kinloch, and G. H. Olsen. 2005. Head-bobbing behavior in foraging Whooping Cranes favors visual fixation. Current Biology 15(7):R243-R244. PDF

Hartup, B., J. Langenberg, G. Olsen, M. Spalding, and K. Miller. 2005. Health management for the reintroduction of eastern migratory Whooping Cranes (Grus americana). Pages 13-16 in . Working Together for Wildlife : selected papers from the 23rd NWRA Symposium, March 8-12, 2005. Wildlife rehabilitation 23 National Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Abstract

Hartup, B. K., G. H. Olsen, and N. M. Czekala. 2005. Fecal corticoid monitoring in Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) undergoing reintroduction. Zoo Biology 24:15-28. Abstract

Kreger, M. D., J. S. Hatfield, I. Estevez, G. F. Gee, and D. A. Clugston. 2005. The effects of captive rearing on the behavior of newly-released Whooping Cranes (Grus americana). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 93(1-2):165-178. Abstract

Olsen, G. H., E. Kolski, J. S. Hatfield, and D. E. Docherty. 2005. Whooping Crane titers to eastern equine encephalitis vaccinations. Pages 21-23 in Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, editor. Proceedings of the Ninth North American Crane Workshop: 17-20 January 2003, Sacramento, California. North American Crane Working Group, Baraboo, Wisconsin. xi, 257 pp. Abstract

2004

Kreger, M. D., I. Estevez, J. S. Hatfield, and G. F. Gee. 2004. Effects of rearing treatment on the behavior of captive Whooping Cranes (Grus americana). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 89(3-4):243-261. Abstract

2003

Kreger, M. D. 2003. Behavioral profiles of the captive juvenile Whooping Crane (Grus americana) as an indicator of reintroduction behavior and survival. . University of Maryland, Ph.D. dissertation, College Park. xii, 224 pp.

Link, W. A., J. A. Royle, and J. S. Hatfield. 2003. Demographic analysis from summaries of an age-structured population. Biometrics 59(4):778. Abstract

2001

Drewien, R. C., J. Tautin, M. L. Courville, and G. M. Gomez. 2001. Whooping Cranes breeding at White Lake, Louisiana, 1939: observations by John J. Lynch, U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey. Pages 24-30 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the eighth North American crane workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. 226 pp. Abstract

Duff, J. and D. Sprague. 2001. Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes: the ultra (light) in animal training experience. Communique (December):15, 19. Abstract ; PDF

Ellis, D. H. and G. F. Gee. 2001. Whooping Crane egg management: options and consequences. Pages 17-23 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. ix, 226 pp. PDF

Ellis, D. H., editor and C. H. Ellis, technical editor. 2001. Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. . North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. ix, 226 pp. PDF

Gee, G. F., J. M. Nicolich, S. A. Nesbitt, J. S. Hatfield, D. H. Ellis, and G. H. Olsen. 2001. Water conditioning and Whooping Crane survival after release in Florida. Pages 160-165 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. ix, 226 pp. PDF

Jones, K. L. and J. M. Nicolich. 2001. Artificial insemination in captive Whooping Cranes: Results from genetic analyses. Zoo Biology 20(4):331-342. Abstract

Nicolich, J. M., G. F. Gee, D. H. Ellis, and S. G. Hereford. 2001. Natural fertility in Whooping Cranes and Mississippi Sandhill Cranes at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Pages 170-177 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. ix, 226 pp. PDF

Olsen, G. H., M. M. Hendricks, and L. E. Dressler. 2001. Hematological and serum chemistry norms for Sandhill and Whooping Cranes. Pages 178-184 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the eighth North American crane workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. 226 pp. PDF

Olsen, G. H. and M. Wise. 2001. Ingested metal in whooping cranes: an endoscopic technique for removal and implications for the release program. Pages 198-202 in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the eighth North American crane workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. 226 pp. PDF

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS 

2012

Olsen, G. H. 2012. Following migrating introduced Whooping Cranes with satellite telemetry. Pages 23 (abstract) in . 2012 Avian & Marine Tracking Conference March 27-30 : Taking Biotelemetry to New Horizons. Microwave Telemetry, Inc., Columbia, Maryland. 54 pp. PDF

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

2010

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

Olsen, G. H. and J. B. French. 2010. Behavior comparisons of two rearing protocols for Whooping Cranes raised by costumed caregivers and trained for an ultralight-led migration. Pages 211 (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 Workshop, available from International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin. vii, 217 pp. Abstract  

2008

Olsen, G. H. 2008. Behavior comparisons for Whooping Cranes raised by costumed caregivers and trained for an ultrallght-led migration. Pages 169 (abstract) in Martin J. Folk and Stephen A. Nesbitt, editors. Proceedings of the Tenth North American Crane Workshop, 7-10 February 2006, Zacatecas City, Zacatecas, Mexico. North American Crane Working Group, Gambier, Ohio. viii,179 pp.

Olsen, G. H., K. J. Miller, D. E. Docherty, and V. S. Bochsler. 2008. Safety of West Nile Virus vaccines in Sandhill Crane chicks. Pages 175 (abstract) in Martin J. Folk and Stephen A. Nesbitt, editors. Proceedings of the Tenth North American Crane Workshop, 7-10 February 2006, Zacatecas City, Zacatecas, Mexico. North American Crane Working Group, Gambier, Ohio. viii,179 pp.

Spalding, M. G., H. S. Sellers, Hartup B.K., and G. H. Olsen. 2008. A wasting syndrome in released Whooping Cranes in Florida associated with infectious bursal disease titers. Pages 176 (abstract) in Martin J. Folk and Stephen A. Nesbitt, editors. Proceedings of the Tenth North American Crane Workshop, 7-10 February 2006, Zacatecas City, Zacatecas, Mexico. North American Crane Working Group, Gambier, Ohio. viii,179 pp.

2006

Cronin, T., M. Kinloch, and G. Olsen. 2006. Head-bobbing behavior in foraging Whooping Cranes. Pages 59 (abstract) in . Abstracts to XXIV International Ornithological Congress, Hamburg, 2006. Journal of Ornithology 147 (5 Supplement 1 ).297 pp. Abstract

2005

Hartup, B. K., N. M. Czekala, G. H. Olsen, and J. A. Langenberg. 2005. Fecal corticoid monitoring in Whooping Cranes trained to follow ultralight aircraft. Pages 247 (abstract) in Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, editor. Proceedings of the Ninth North American Crane Workshop: 17-20 January 2003, Sacramento, California. North American Crane Working Group, Baraboo, Wisconsin. xi, 257 pp.

Kinloch, M. R., T. W. Cronin, and G. H. Olsen. 2005. Head stabilization in Whooping Cranes. Pages 251 (abstract) in Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, editor. Proceedings of the Ninth North American Crane Workshop: 17-20 January 2003, Sacramento, California. North American Crane Working Group, Baraboo, Wisconsin. xi, 257 pp.

2002

Langenberg, J., B. Hartup, G. Olsen, Marilyn Spalding, and Kim Miller. 2002. Health management for the re-introduction of whooping cranes (Grus americana) using ultra-light guided migration. Proceedings of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 246-248. PDF

2001

Ellis, D. H., D. P. Mummert, R. P. Urbanek, M. Kinloch, C. Mellon, T. Dolbeare, and D. P. Ossi. 2001. The one-by-one method for releasing cranes. Pages 225 (abstract) in David H. Ellis, editor and Catherine H. Ellis, technical editor. Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop. North American Crane Working Group, Seattle, Washington. ix, 226 pp. Abstract



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