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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
1000 E. University Ave.
Department 3381
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3023
Fax: 307-766-3026
Email: wyndd@uwyo.edu

Current Projects

This list of citations is an overview of the types of projects currently underway:

Abernethy, I.M. and G.P. Beauvais. 2014 in preparation.  Survey for Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming: 2014 Survey Report. Report prepared for F.E. Warren Air Force Base and the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I.M. and G.P. Beauvais. 2014 in preparation.  Analysis of acoustic recordings of bats at Wind Cave National Park. Report prepared for USDI National Park Service- Wind Cave National Park by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I.M. and D.A. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Snowshoe hare monitoring in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service–Rocky Mountain Region by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I.M. and D.A. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Summary of songbird monitoring in the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, Medicine Bow, and Bighorn National Forests, Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service–Rocky Mountain Region by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I.M., D.A. Keinath and M.D. Andersen. 2014 in preparation.  Bats of northeastern Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management-Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I., M. Wickens and G.P. Beauvais. 2014 in preparation.  Surveys for Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) on the Laramie and Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming. Report prepared for the Wyoming Governor’s Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Abernethy, I.M., W.A. Estes-Zumpf, L.M. Tronstad, B. Heidel and D.A. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Inventory of sensitive species in the North Fork of the Powder River Wilderness Study Area, Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI National Landscape Conservation System Research and Science Program and the Bureau of Land Management-Buffalo Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Andersen, M.D., W.A. Estes-Zumpf and A. Pocewicz. 2014 in preparation.  Field validation of spatially-explicit, spring migratory bird models for Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Aycrigg, J., M. Andersen, G. Beauvais, M. Croft, A. Davidson, L. Duarte, J. Kagan, D. Keinath, S. Lennartz, J. Lonneker, T. Miewald and J. Ohmann, editors. 2014 in draft.  Ecoregional Gap Analysis of the Northwestern United States: Northwest Gap Analysis Project Draft Report. USDI Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Program and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Beauvais, G., M. Andersen, D. Keinath, J. Aycrigg and J. Lonneker. 2014 in draft.  Predicted vertebrate species habitat distributions and species richness. Chapter 3 in J. Aycrigg et al. (eds) Ecoregional Gap Analysis of the Northwestern United States: Northwest Gap Analysis Project Draft Report. USDI Geological Survey - Gap Analysis Program and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Copeland, H., S. Patla and G.P. Jones. 2014 in preparation.  Wetland condition assessment for the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Report prepared for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Cheyenne, Wyoming) by the Nature Conservancy-Wyoming Field Office and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Erdmann, J., W. Estes-Zumpf, Z. Walker and C. Snoberg. 2014 in preparation.  Current understanding of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wyoming, USA. Herpetological Review.

Estes-Zumpf, W. and D. A. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Wyoming Toad Monitoring on Safe Harbor Reintroduction Sites: 2014. Report prepared for the Laramie Rivers Conservation District and the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W. and D. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Monitoring amphibian population responses to a changing environment: 2014 Monitoring Report. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service- Medicine Bow/ Routt National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W., I. Abernethy and D. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Designing standardized survey and monitoring for amphibians and reptiles on BLM lands in Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management- Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W., I. Abernethy, and D. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program: 2014 Lindzey banding station. Report prepared for Audubon Rockies and the Institute for Bird Populations by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W., D. Keinath and Z. Walker. 2014 in preparation.  Western amphibian monitoring initiative: Final Report. Report prepared for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W., B. Marsicek, Z. Walker and D. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project. Report prepared for the University of Wyoming- Biodiversity Institute by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Estes-Zumpf, W., G. Beauvais, M. Andersen, C. Petersen, Z. Walker and D. Keinath. 2014 in preparation.  Great Basin Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) in southwestern Wyoming: distribution and critical habitat features. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management- Rock Springs Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Ford, M.A. and L.M. Tronstad. 2014 in preparation.  Assessing the impacts of mosquito control on non-target invertebrates in Spring Creek, Wyoming. Report prepared for publication. 

Heidel, B. 2014 in preparation.  Surveys for Astragalus hyalinus var. glabratus (summer milkvetch) in northwestern Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management– Cody Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Heidel, B. 2014 in preparation.  Status updates for Antennaria arcuata (Meadow pussytoes) and Astragalus diversifolius (Meadow milkvetch). Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. 2014 in preparation.  Surveys for sensitive and rare sedge species (Carex; Cyperaceae) in the Bighorn National Forest. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service – Bighorn National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. 2014 in preparation.  Surveys for sensitive and rare species in the Brooks Lake Area, Shoshone National Forest. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service - Shoshone National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. 2014 in preparation.  Monitoring Penstemon acaulis (stemless penstemon) in southwestern Wyoming – final report. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management – Rock Springs Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Heidel, B. and J. Handley. 2014 in preparation.  27-year population trends of Colorado butterfly plant (Oenothera coloradensis; Onagraceae), a short-lived riparian species on F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Report prepared for F.E. Warren Air Force Base by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. and M. Kirkpatrick. 2014 in preparation. Updating protocols for GLORIA monitoring in the Beartooth Mountains. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. and T. Skurski. 2014 in preparation.  Special Status Species training for herbicide applicators. Materials prepared for the USDA Forest Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B. and J. Welborn. 2014 in preparation.  Fire response of Aquilegia laramiensis (Laramie columbine). Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service- Medicine Bow National Forest and USDI Bureau of Land Management- Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database - University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B., M. Andersen and G. Beauvais.  2014 in preparation.  Predicted distributions of Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive plants in Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Heidel, B., W. Fertig, S. Mellmann-Brown and K. Houston. 2014 in preparation.  Fens of the Beartooth Mountains, Shoshone National Forest – a technical report. General technical report prepared for the USDA Forest Service-Rocky Mountain Research Station and Shoshone National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jones, G.P. 2014 in preparation.  Classification of lodgepole pine forest-types on the Medicine Bow/ Routt National Forest for characterizing habitat of Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis). Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service–Rocky Mountain Region by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jones, G.P. 2014 in preparation.  Re-sampling weed transects and vegetation plots in the Sheep Mountain and Wild Horse Basin fires, Rock Springs Field Office. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management-High Desert District by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jones, G.P. 2014 in preparation.  Condition of aspen woodlands on public lands managed by the BLM’s Rock Springs (Wyoming) Field Office – 2012 survey. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management-Rock Springs Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jones, G.P. and T. Skurski. 2014 in preparation.  Quantitative assessment of ecosystem condition and trend along high-use sections of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, and California National Historic Trails on the Bureau of Land Management Lander (Wyoming) Field Office. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management-Lander Field Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Jones, G.P, G.P. Beauvais, A. Nowakowski, C. Williams, K. Dwire and J. Gurrieri. 2014 in preparation.  Distribution and characteristics of fen wetlands on the Bighorn National Forest. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service – Bighorn National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Keinath, D., H. Griscom and M. Andersen. 2014 in review.  Habitat and distribution of the Wyoming pocket gopher (Thomomys clusius). Journal of Mammalogy.

Keinath, D.A., T. Morrison and W. Estes-Zumpf. 2014 in preparation.  Evaluating the use of computer-assisted photo identification to monitor the Wyoming toad (Anaxyrus baxteri). Report prepared for the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Keinath, D., I. Abernethy and M. Andersen. 2014 in preparation.  Bat inventory and monitoring plan for Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Report prepared for the USDI National Park Service- Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Keinath, D.A., M. Schwartz and R. Akcakaya. 2014 in preparation.  Assessing how interactions between life history and landscape disturbance patterns affect the efficacy of alternative monitoring strategies. Report prepared for publication by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Keinath, D.A., D. Doak, M. Kauffman, H. Copeland, M. Andersen and A. Pocewicz. 2014 in review.  Quantifying exposure of wildlife to energy development in the face of rapidly expanding U.S. production. Diversity and Distributions.

Keinath, D.A., I.M. Abernethy, L. Tronstad, K. Dickerson and D. Yates. 2014 in preparation.  Sublethal effects of oil produced water on bats. Report prepared for the USDI Fish and Wildlife Service by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Kosovich-Anderson, Y. 2014 in preparation.  Annotated checklist of bryophytes of the Beartooth Mountains, Wyoming. General technical report prepared for the USDA Forest Service-Rocky Mountain Research Station and Shoshone National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Legler, B. and D. Farrar. 2014 in preparation.  New species of moonwort (Botrychium; Ohpioglossaceae) from the Bighorn National Forest. Report prepared for the USDA Forest Service – Bighorn National Forest by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Thompson, K., I.M. Abernethy, L. Tronstad and E. Atkinson. 2014 in preparation.  Monitoring biodiversity response to riparian restoration on the Shoshone River, Wyoming. Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy- Wyoming Field Office (Cody, Wyoming) by The Nature Conservancy- Wyoming Field Office and the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Survey of native mussels in the Belle Fourche River at Devils Tower National Monument and in the Laramie River at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Report prepared for the USDI National Park Service-Devils Tower National Monument and Ft. Laramie National Historic Site by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Life history of Oreohelix in the Snowy Mountains, Wyoming. Report prepared for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Diversity and distribution of the fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimp of Wyoming.  Report prepared for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Statewide assessment of rare invertebrates in Wyoming. Report prepared for the Office of the Governor of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Interpretive presentation about invertebrate resources at Devils Tower National Monument.  National Park Service. Interpretive program prepared for the USDI National Park Service-Devils Tower National Monument by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Macroinvertebrates at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Report prepared for the USDI National Park Service–Great Plains Network by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Tronstad, L.M. 2014 in preparation.  Invertebrates inhabiting dune ponds in the Killpecker Dunes, Wyoming. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management–Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M. and B.R. Barber. 2014 in preparation.  Wyoming’s stream macroinvertebrates field guide. Outreach material prepared for general audience by the Biodiversity Institute and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database-University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming..

Tronstad, L.M., K.M. Brown and M.D. Andersen. 2014 in preparation.  Predictive distribution models and field surveys for Hygrotus diversipes Leech (Coleoptera; Dytiscidae) in Wyoming. Insect Conservation.

Tronstad, L.M., M.E. Dillon and A. Pilmanis. 2014 in preparation.  Baseline research for long-term effects of wind farms on pollinators in sage grouse habitat. Report prepared for the USDI Bureau of Land Management–Wyoming State Office by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Tronstad, L.M., G.P. Beauvais, J.M. Serb and K.J. Roe. 2014 in preparation.  Describing the mountain snails (Oreohelix sp.) of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming – Final Report. Report prepared for the USDI National Park Service-Grand Teton National Park and University of Wyoming - National Park Service Research Center by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database- University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Wepprich, T., W. Morris and B. Heidel. 2014 in preparation.  Population viability analysis of a Threatened riparian forb, Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis (Colorado butterfly plant). Report prepared for the U.S. Air Force-F.E. Warren Air Force Base by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database -University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Wilmot, O.J., L.M. Tronstad, R.O. Hall, T.M. Koel and J. Arnold. 2014 in submission.  Lake trout induced spatial variation in the benthos of Yellowstone Lake. Applied and Fundamental Limnology.

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