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Journal Articles

  • Thompson, S.J., C.M. Handel, and L.B. McNew. 2017.  Autonomous recording devices reveal complex patterns in avian detection probability and presence in the Subarctic. Journal of Wildlife Management, DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21285.

  • Vold, S., C.M. Handel, and L.B. McNew. 2017. Comparison of acoustic recorders and field observers for monitoring tundra bird communities. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41, DOI: 10.1002/wsb.785.

  • Winder, V.L., L.B. McNew, J.C. Pitman, and B.K. Sandercock. 2017. Space use of greater prairie-chickens in response to fire and grazing interactions.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 70:165–­174.

  • 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.

  • 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. Factors affecting female space use in ten populations of prairie chickens.  Ecosphere 6(9): 166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00536.1.

  • 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.

  • Winder, V. L., L. B. McNew, A. J. Gregory, L. M. Hunt, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2014.  Space use of female greater prairie-chickens in response to wind energy development in north-central Kansas.  Ecosphere  5:art3.

  • Winder, V., L. B. McNew, L. M. Hunt, A. J. Gregory, S. M. Wisely, and B. K. Sandercock.  2014.  Effects of wind energy development on seasonal survival of greater prairie-chickens.  Journal of Applied Ecology  51:395–405.

  • 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:e79986.

  • 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. [Wildlife Publications Award - Outstanding Article, The Wildlife Society].

  • 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.  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.

Book Chapters

  • 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.  Pages 21-32 in B. K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher, editors.  Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Grouse (SAB 39).  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Recent Technical Reports, Outreach, and Other Products

  • McNew, L.B., B. Cascaddan, A. Hicks-Lynch, M. Milligan, A. Netter, S. Otto, J. Payne, S. Vold, S. Wells, and S. Wyffels.  2017.  Restoration plan for sharp-tailed grouse recovery in western Montana. Montana State University, Bozeman.

  • Ragen, D.L., EE. Nix, L.B. McNew, W.A. Whitehurst, T.M. Liles, R.B. Sager, E.S. Read, B.S. Hauptman, C.G. Hooley, and P.G. Hatfield.  2016.  Effects of pasture vs. drylot flushing on ewe body weight change and number of lambs born.  College of Agriculture and Extension Research Report, Montana State University, Bozeman.    http://msuextension.org/coa/documents/EffectsofPasturevsDrylotFlushingonEwe.pdf

  • McNew, L. B.  2014.  Ranching for Prairie-Chickens.  Kansas Wildlife and Parks Magazine.  March/April, pages 17-20.

  • 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.

  • McNew, L. B.  2013.  New research highlights importance of fire and grazing to prairie-chicken populations.  The Lek.  Great Plains Fire Science Exchange newsletter, February issue.

  • Sandercock, B. K, L. M. Hunt, V. Winder, A. J. Gregory, L. B. McNew, and S. M. Wisely.  2013.  Effects of wind power development on greater prairie-chickens in Kansas.  Proc. National Wind Wildlife Research Meeting IX, National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, Broomfield, CO.

  • Sandercock, B. K., S. M. Wisely, L. B. McNew, A. J. Gregory, and L. M. Hunt.  2012.  Effects of wind power development on the population biology of greater prairie-chickens in Kansas.  Final Report.  KDWPT Award No. KDWP-T2-7-R, K-State Award No. KS0443.


Contact Us

Dr. Lance B. McNew
211 Animal Bioscience Building
PH: (406) 994-6645
Email: lance.mcnew@montana.edu