Publications

 Sage-grouse research was the special topic of the Fall 2013 issue of Human-Wildlife Interactions Journal.  There are nine research articles

  • Dahlgren, D.K., T.A. Messmer, B.A. Crabb, R.T. Larsen, T.A. Black, S.N. Frey, E.T. Thacker, R.J. Baxter, and J.D. Robinson. 2016. Seasonal Movements of Greater Sage-grouse Populations in Utah: Implications for Species Conservation.  Wildlife Society Bulletin DOI: 10.1002/wsb.643  pdf file
  • Gruber-Hadden, Natasha W., T.A. Messmer, B.D. Maxfield, D.N. Koons, and M.R. Guttery. 2016. Population Vital Rates of Resident and Translocated Female Greater Sage-Grouse.  J. Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.1062. pdf file
  • Caudill, D., T.M. Terhune, B. Bibles, and T.A. Messmer. 2016. Factors affecting seasonal movements of juvenile greater sage-grouse: a reconceptualized next survival model.  The Condor 118:139-147. pdf file
  • Dahlgren, D.K., M.R. Guttery, T.A. Messmer, D. Caudill, R.D. Elmore, R. Chi, and D.M. Koons.  2016. Evaluating vital rate contributions to greater sage-grouse population dynamics to inform conservation.  Ecosphere 7(3):e01249. pdf file
  • Caudill, D., M.R. guttery, E. Leone, G. Caudill, and T.A. Messmer. 2016.  Age-dependence and individual heterogeneity in reproductive success of greater sage-grouse.  Avian Biology doi:[10.111/jav.00903]. pdf file
  • Messmer, T. A. 2015.  Sage-grouse conservation and Management Through Science. The Utah Experience.  pdf file
  • Guttery, M.R., T.A. Messmer, M.W. Brunson, J.D. Robinson, and D.K. Dahlgren.  2016. Declining populations of greater sage-grouse: hunter motivations when numbers are low.  Animal Conservation 19:26-34.  pdf file
  • Caudill, D., T.M. Terhune, B. Bibiles, and T.A. Messmer. 2016.  Factors affecting seasonal movements of juvenile Greater Sage-grouse: A reconceptualized nest survival model.  Condor 118:139-147.   pdf file
  • Sandford, C., D. Dahlgren, and T. Messmer. 2015. Sage-grouse Nests in an Active Conifer Mastication Site. The Prairie Naturalist 47:115-116.  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Dahlgren/publications
  • Cardinal, Casey J. 2015. Factors Influencing the Ecology of Greater Sage-grouse Inhabiting the Bear Lake Plateau and Valley, Idaho and Utah. M.S. Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 
  • 2015 Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups.  
  • Dahlgren, D.K., R.T. Larsen, R. Danvir, G. Wilson, E.T. Thacker, T.A. Black, D.E. Naugle, J.W. Connelly, and T.A. Messmer. 2015.  Greater Sage-grouse and Range Management: Insights from a 25-Year Case Study in Utah and Wyoming.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 68:375-382. pdf file
  • Dahlgren, D.K., E.T. Thacker, and T.A. Messmer. 2015. What Does a Sage-grouse Eat?  USU Extension Fact Sheet, November 2015.  
  • Guttery, M.R., T.A. Messmer,  M.W. Brunson,  J.D. Robinson, and D.K. Dahlgren.  2015. Declining populations of greater sage-grouse: hunter motivations when numbers are low.  Animal Conservation doi:10.1111/acv12213. pdf file 
  • Avery Cook, 2015.  Greater Sage-grouse Seasonal Habitat Models, Response to Juniper Reduction and Effects of Capture Behavior on Vital Rates in Northwest Utah.  M.S. Thesis, Utah State University, Logan. 
  • Caudill, D., M.R. Guttery, B. Bibles, T.A. Messmer, G. Caudill, E. Leone, D.K. Dahlgren, and R. Chi. 2014. Effects of climatic variation and reproductive trade-offs vary by measure of reproductive effort in greater sage-grouse. Ecosphere 5(12):154. pdf file
  • Caudill, Danny, T.A. Messmer, B. Bibles, and M.R. Guttery. 2014. Greater Sage-grouse Juvenile Survival in Utah.  Journal of Wildlife Management 78:808-817.  pdf file
  • 2014 Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups.  
  • Duvuvuei, Orrin V.  2013. Vital Rates, Population Trends, and Habitat-use Patterns of a Translocated Greater Sage-grouse Population: Implications for Future Translocations.  Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, Utah.  
  • Breidinger, Leah S., K.E. Mock, and T.A. Messmer. 2013. Greater sage-grouse and natural gas development in Utah: Using population genetic data for conservation efforts.  Western North American Naturalist 73(2):177-183. pdf file
  • Cheyenne Burnett, 2013.  Modeling Habitat Use of a Fringe Greater Sage-grouse Population at Multiple Spatial Scales.  Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 
  • Frey, S.N., R. Curtis, and K. Heaton.  2013. Home Range and Movements of Greater Sage-grouse in its Southern-most Distribution.  USU Extension Bulletin.  
  • Graham, Stephanie E. 2013.  Greater sage-grouse habitat selection and use patterns in response to vegetation management practices in northwestern Utah.  M.S. Thesis, Utah State University, Logan.
  • Guttery, M.R., T.A. Messmer, E.T. Thacker, N. Gruber, and C.M. Columber. 2013. Greater Sage-Grouse Sex Ratios in Utah: Implications for Reporting Population Trends.  Journal of Wildlife Management.  pdf file
  • Guttery, M.R., D.K. Dahlgren, T.A. Messmer, J.W. Connelly, K.P. Reese, P.A. Terletzky, N. Burkepile and D.N. Koons. 2013. Effects of Landscape-Scale Environmental Variation on Greater Sage-grouse Chick Survival.  PLoS ONE 8(6):e65582. pdf file
  • Messmer, Terry. 2013.  Lessons Learned from the Greater Sage-grouse. Challenges and Emerging Opportunities for Agriculture and Rural Communities.  Policy Brief for the National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center. 
  • Robinson, J.D. and T.A. Messmer. 2013.  Vital rates and seasonal movements of two isolated greater sage-grouse populations in Utah's West Desert.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 7(2):182-194. pdf file
  • Belton, L. (compiler) 2012. Conservation Programs for Private Lands.  Programs and Resources Available in Utah for Implementation of Utah's Wildlife Action Plan.  A joint project of:  Utah State University Wildlife Extension Community-Based Conservation Program, Utah’s Department of Natural Resources: Endangered Species Mitigation Fund, Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources: Utah’s State Wildlife Action Plan, Quinney Professorship for Wildlife Conflict Management, and Jack H. Berryman Institute.
  • 2012 Accomplishment Report for Utah's Adaptive Resource Management Greater Sage-grouse Local Working Groups.
  • Natasha W. Gruber (2012). Population Dynamics and Movements of Translocated and Resident Greater Sage-grouse on Anthro Mountain, Utah. Thesis. Utah State University.  
  • Eric Thacker, D.R. Gardner, T.A. Messmer, M.R. Guttery, and D.K. Dahlgren. 2012. Using Gas Chromatography to Determine Winter Diets of Greater Sage-grouse in Utah.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76:588-592. pdf file

  • Sage-grouse Habitat in Utah. 2011.  A Guide for Landowners and Managers. 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2010. Messmer, T. A., and R. F. Hart, Utah State University (eds). Managing western lands for sage-grouse: the USDA NRCS Sage-grouse Restoration Project. large pdf file.

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