McNew

MSU Wildlife Habitat Ecology Lab

Assistant Professor, Wildlife Habitat Ecology

211 Animal Bioscience Building
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172900
Bozeman, MT 59717-2900
Phone: (406) 994-6645
Fax: (406) 994-5589
Email: lance.mcnew@montana.edu

Education

Ph.D.  Kansas State University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2010
M.S.  Southern Illinois University, Zoology emphasis in Wildlife Ecology, 2003
B.S.  Eastern Illinois University, Zoology, 2001

Classes

  • WILD 420 Range & Wildlife Policy and Planning
  • ARNR 550 Rangeland Wildlife Ecology

Research Interests

  • Wildlife ecology in agricultural systems.
  • Habitat use and spatial ecology.
  • Demography and population viability.
  • Wildlife habitat management.
  • Human- wildlife conflicts.
  • Quantitative approaches to improve resource management.

Recent Publications

  • Vold, S., C.M. Handel, and L.B. McNew.  In press.  Comparison of acoustic recorders and field observers for monitoring tundra bird communities. Wildlife Society Bulletin, accepted November 2016.
  • Thompson, S.J., C.M. Handel, R. Richardson, and L.B. McNew.  2016.  When winners become losers: Arctic birds demonstrate non-linear responses to gradients of woody vegetation. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0164755. doi:10.1371/journal.
  • Winder, V.L., L.B. McNew, J.C. Pitman, and B.K. Sandercock. 2016. Space use of greater prairie-chickens in response to fire and grazing interactions.  Rangeland Ecology and Management, in press.
  • Ganser, C., A.J. Gregory, L.B. McNew, L.M. Hunt, B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.  2016.  Fine-scale distribution modeling of avian malaria vectors in north-central Kansas. Journal of Vector Ecology 31:114-122.  [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27232133]
  • Winder, V.L., M.R. Herse, L.M. Hunt, A.J. Gregory, L.B. McNew, and B.K. Sandercock.  2016. Patterns of nest attendance by female greater prairie-chickens in northcentral Kansas. Journal of Ornithology 157: 733-745.  [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10336-016-1330-x]
  • McNew, L.B., V.L. Winder, J.C. Pitman, and B.K. Sandercock.  2015.  Alternative rangeland management and the nesting ecology of greater prairie-chickens. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68: 298–304.
  • Winder, V.L., K.M. Carrlson, A.J. Gregory, C.A. Hagen, D.A. Haukos, D.C. Kesler, L.C. Larsson, L.B. McNew, M.A. Patten, J.C. Pitman, L.A. Powell, J.Smith, T. Thompson, D.H. Wolfe, and B.K. Sandercock.  2015. Variation of female space use in ten populations of prairie chickens.  Ecography, in press.
  • Winder, V.L., A.J. Gregory, L.B. McNew, and B.K. Sandercock.  2015.  Responses of male greater prairie-chickens to wind energy development. Condor 117: 284–296.
  • McNew, L.B., and C.M. Handel. 2015. Evaluating species richness: biased ecological inference results from spatial heterogeneity in detection probabilities. Ecological Applications: doi.org/10.1890/14-1248.1.
  • McNew, L. B., L. M. Hunt, A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2014.  Effects of wind energy development on the nesting ecology of greater prairie-chickens.  Conservation Biology  28:1089-1099.
  • McNew, L. B.  2014.  Ranching for Prairie-Chickens.  Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine.  March/April, pages 17-20.
  • Winder, V. L., L. B., McNew, A. J. Gregory, L. M. Hunt, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2013.  Space use of female greater prairie-chickens in response to wind energy development in north-central Kansas.  Ecosphere  5:art3.
  • McNew, L., C. Handel, J. Pearce, T. DeGange, L. Holland-Bartels, and M. Whalen.  2013.  Changing Arctic Ecosystems: the role of ecosystem changes across the boreal-Arctic transition zone on the distribution and abundance of wildlife populations.  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet  2013-3054,  2p.
  • Sandercock, B. K., S. M. Wisely, L. B. McNew, A. J. Gregory, and L. M. Hunt.  2013.  Effects of wind power development on the population biology of greater prairie-chickens in Kansas.  Research Brief, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, American Wind Wildlife Institute, Washington DC.
  • Blanco-Fontao, B., B. K. Sandercock, J. R. Obeso, L. B. McNew, and M. Quevedo.  2013.  Effects of sexual dimorphism and landscape composition on the trophic behavior of greater prairie-chickens.  PLoS ONE 8(11):e79986.  doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0079986.
  • Winder, V., L. B. McNew, L. M. Hunt, A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2013.  Effects of wind energy development on seasonal survival of greater prairie-chickens.  Journal of Applied Ecology  51:395–405.
  • McNew, L. B., A. J. Gregory, and B. K. Sandercock.  2013.  Spatial heterogeneity in habitat selection: nest site selection by prairie-chickens.  Journal of Wildlife Management  77:791–801.
  • McNew, L. B., A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2012.  Demography of greater prairie-chickens: regional variation in vital rates, sensitivity values, and population dynamics.  Journal of Wildlife Management  76:987-1000.  [Winner of The Wildlife Society’s publication award for Outstanding Article].
  • McNew, L. B., and W. J. White.  2012.  First case of renesting after the loss of a brood by greater prairie-chicken.  Wilson Journal of Ornithology  124:185-187.
  • McNew, L. B., T. J. Prebyl, and B. K. Sandercock.  2012.  Effects of rangeland management on the site occupancy dynamics of prairie-chickens in a protected prairie preserve.  Journal of Wildlife Management  76:38-47.
  • McNew, L. B., A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2011.  Reproductive biology of a southern population of greater prairie-chickens.  Pages 209–221 in B. K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher, editors.  Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse (SAB 39).  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • McNew, L. B., A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2011.  Human-mediated selection on life-history traits of greater prairie-chickens. Pages 255–266 in B.K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher, editors. Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse (SAB 39).  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • Gregory, A. J., L. B. McNew, T. J. Prebyl, B. K. Sandercock, and S. M. Wisely. < 2011.  Hierarchical modeling of lek habitats of greater prairie-chickens.  Studies in Avian Biology  39:21-32.
  • McNew, L. B., A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2009.  Estimating the stage of incubation for nests of greater prairie-chickens using egg flotation: a float curve for grousers.  Grouse News  38:12-14.
  • McNew, L. B., and B. Blanco-Fontao.  2008.  World grouse in peril: summary of the 11th International Grouse Symposium.  Grouse News  36:22-25.
  • McNew, L. B., C. K. Nielsen, and C. K. Bloomquist.  2007.  Use of snares to live-capture beavers.  Human-Wildlife Interactions  1:107-112.
  • McNew, L. B., and A. Woolf.  2005.  Dispersal patterns and survival of juvenile beavers in southern Illinois.  American Midland Naturalist  154:217-228.
  • McNew, L. B., T. A. Nelson, and S. T. McTaggart.  2003.  Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis in Illinois beavers.  Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science  96:113-118.