CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Conference presentations offer great opportunities for students to share their research, connect with other professionals, and learn about contemporary research that is happening in our field. See below for a selection of conference presentation titles and  photos from recent conferences.

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Koper, N. and Rosa, P. 2018. Noise and infrastructure decouple perceived from actual habitat quality for grassland birds. Conservation and Ecology of Grassland Birds Symposium, International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. August 20 2018.

 

Carey, N., Robinson, B., and Koper, N. 2018. Effects of oil infrastructure and noise on fledgling survival of a threatened grassland songbird. International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. August 26 2018.

 

Cyr, M.E., and Koper, N. 2018. Effect of chronic anthropogenic noise on extra-pair paternity rate and mate choice of Chestnut-collared Longspurs. International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. August 2018.

 

Des Brisay, P.G., Heathcote, A., and Koper, N. 2018. Corticosterone suggests mother longspurs increase parental effort to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on nestlings. The Ecology and Conservation of Grassland Birds (BOU) - International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, BC, August 2018. Oral presentation.

 

Koper, N., and Rosa, P. 2018. Using a landscape-scale experiment to understand effects of oil-well noise on birds. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. Friday July 20, 2018.

 

Warrington, M., Curry, C., Antze, B. and Koper, N. August  22 (ePoster) and 23 (presentation), 2018. The effect of extractive energy infrastructure noise on Savannah Sparrow song. International Ornithological Congress Conference, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Bannerman, J.A., Costamagna, A.C., Koper, N., McCornack, B.P., and Ragsdale, D. 2018. Lessons from another Great Plains Aphid: Role of generalist predators in the control of the invasive soybean aphid. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. November 14, 2018.

 

Heathcote, A., Des Brisay, P., and Koper, N. 2018. Growing up in a noisy world: can grassland songbird nestlings cope with oil development? American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, El Conquistador Hilton, Tucson, Arizona, USA. April 13, 2018.

 

Carey, H., Des Brisay, P., Robinson, B. and Koper, N. 2018. Radio-tracking grassland fledglings: Investigating the effects of oil infrastructure and noise on post-fledging survival. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, El Conquistador Hilton, Tucson, Arizona, USA. April 13, 2018.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Des Brisay, P., Carey, H. 2018. Using a landscape-scale manipulative experiment to understand effects of oil well noise. Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society, Winnipeg, Canada, March 16, 2018.

 

Des Brisay, P., and Koper, N. 2017. Corticosterone is not a consistent predictor of response to disturbance in three grassland songbirds. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA. August 3, 2017.

 

Cyr, M.-E., and Koper, N. 2017. Effects of oil infrastructure and associated noise on chestnut-collared longspurs (Calcarius ornatus). American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansong, Michigan, USA. August 4, 2017.

 

Ribic, C., C. S. Ng, N. Koper, K. Ellison, and P. J. Pietz. 2017. Diel fledging patterns in grassland birds. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansong, Michigan, USA. August 3, 2017.

Koper, N., Bernath-Plaisted, J., and Nenninger, H. 2016. Effects of noisy oil and gas infrastructure on grassland songbirds in Alberta, Canada. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 18, 2016.

 

Rosa, P., and Koper, N. 2016. Mimicking the sounds of oil extraction: A playback experiment assessing effects of oil development noises on nesting success and abundance of grassland songbirds. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016.

 

Curry, C.M., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Des Brisay, P., Rosa, P., and Koper, N.  2016.  Behavioral responses of two grassland songbirds to anthropogenic noise pollution.  North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016. 

 

Des Brisay, P.G., Leonard, M., and Koper, N. 2016, August. The effects of oil development on the demographic structure and stress physiology of a threatened mixed-grass prairie songbird: the chestnut-collared longspur (Calcarius ornatus). North American Ornithological Conference, Washington Hilton, Washington DC. 

 

McDonald, L. and Koper, N. 2016. Landscape composition influences area sensitivity of grassland songbirds. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Student Presentation Award.

 

Enslow, C., Vallender, R., and Koper, N. 2016. Body fat and blood parasites reveal subtle negative effects of anthropogenic disturbance on an early successional species: The Golden-Winged Warbler. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016.

 

Ng, C., and Koper, N. 2016. Parental behaviour of chestnut-collared longspurs at nest in response to oil and gas infrastructure. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016.

 

Heathcote, A., Des Brisay, P., Enslow, C., Ng, C., Grieef, P., and Koper, N. 2016. Ecology, behaviour and morphology of landbirds in Grenada. North American Ornithological Conference, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, August 2016.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Nenninger, H., and Bernath-Plaisted, J. 2016. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds. Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

Curry, C.M., B. Antze, M. Warrington, P. Des Brisay, P. Rosa, and N. Koper.  2015.  Behavioural responses of two grassland songbirds to anthropogenic noise pollution. Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

Des Brisay, P.G., Koper, N. Enslow, C., Heathcote, A., Ng., C., Grieef, P. 2016. Morphology, moult patterns, and breeding status of landbirds in Grenada in November, 2015. Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

McDonald, L. and Koper, N.  Landscape-level influences on area sensitivity of songbirds in Manitoba's tall-grass prairie.  Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

Enslow, C., Koper, N., Vallender, R., Rondel, E. 2016. How geography influences rate and genetic makeup of blood parasites in golden-winged warblers. Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

Ng, C., Duncan J.R., and Koper, N. 2016. Motivations and Scientific Attitudes of Manitoban Citizen Science Owl Surveyors. Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba., Canada. March 24, 2016.

 

Koper, N., Curry, C., Antze, B., and Warrington, M. 2016. Effects of energy infrastructure operating noise on behaviour of Savannah and Baird’s sparrows. Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. March 6, 2016.

 

Koper, N., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Curry, C., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Nenninger, H., Swider, C., and Rosa, P. 2015. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds in Alberta. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. October 21, 2015.

 

Curry, C., Antze, B., Des Brisay, P., Nenninger, H., Warrington, M., Koper, N. 2015. Behavioural response of two grassland songbirds to noise pollution from energy development in the Canadian prairie. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. October 19, 2015.

 

Koper, N., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Curry, C., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Nenninger, H., Rosa, P. 2015. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds in Canada. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Corum, Montpellier, France. August 6, 2015.

 

Curry, C., Antze, B., des Brisay, P., Nenninger, H., Warrington, M., and Koper, N. 2015. Behavioural response of two grassland songbirds to noise pollution from energy development in the Canadian prairie. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Corum, Montpellier, France. August 6, 2015.

 

Fischer, S., and Koper, N. 2015. Challenges of multi-species management: Effects of cattle grazing and resting rangeland on songbird abundance and vegetation structure in a mixed-grass prairie in southwestern Saskatchewan. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Corum, Montpellier, France. August 4, 2015.

 

Koper, N., Curry, C., Warrington, M., Antze, B., Nenninger, H., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Rosa, P. 2015. Effects of oil infrastructure operating noise on communication among grassland songbirds. Society of Canadian Ornithologists / Association of Field Ornithologists / Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. July 18, 2015.

 

Rosa, P. and Koper, N. 2015. Recreating the soundscape: disentangling effects of oil well noise from infrastructure on grassland songbirds. Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. June 5, 2015.

 

Bannatyne, T., Koper, N., and Lingle, S. 2015. Do density-dependent shifts in winter habitats of mule deer reflect intraspecific competition for safe terrain? Canadian Society of Zoologists, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. May 30, 2015.

 

Leston, L. and Koper, N. 2015. Effects of ambient noise on detectability and localization of avian songs and tones by observers in grasslands. Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Delta Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, AB. March 22 2015.

 

Koper, N., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Curry, C., Nenninger, H., Rosa, P., and Swider, C. 2015. Effects of energy infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds. Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Delta Edmonton Centre, Edmonton, AB. March 22 2015.

 

Antze, B., Swider, C., and Koper N. 2014. The effects of industrial noise on anti-predator communication in Savannah sparrows. Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. (November 21-22, 2014). 1st place, Natural Sciences presentations.

 

Fischer, S., and Koper, N. 2014. The Effects of Resting Rangeland on Songbirds. Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. (November 20-21, 2014).

 

Curry, C.M., Des Brisay, P., Antze, B., Nenninger, H., and Koper, N. 2014. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure noise on Baird's Sparrow songs. Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. (November 20-21, 2014).

 

Nenninger, H., and Koper, N. 2014. The effects of oil infrastructure on the relative abundance of grassland songbirds. Parks and Protected Areas Research Forum of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. (November 20-21, 2014).

Rosa, P. Swider, C., and Koper, N. 2014. Design for high-fidelity playback experiments: isolating effects of anthropogenic noise on grassland birds. Quebec Society for the Biological Study of Behaviour, 39th AGM. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nov. 7-9 (Nov. 8), 2014.

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Swider, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Antze, B. 2014. Effects of oil infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds. American Ornithologists Union Annual Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado, USA. September 6, 2014.

 

Rutherford, P.L., Pratt, S., Koper, N., Hoysak, D.J., and Wiseman, D.J. 2014. Prairie Skinks or forest skinks: Movement patterns of Plestiodon septentrionalis in Southwestern Manitoba. Canadian Herpetological Society Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Rosa, P., C.R. Swider, L. Leston and N. Koper. 2014. A new way of approaching playback experiments: a study of anthropogenic noise produced by oil infrastructure. 7th Biannual General Meeting and Conference of The Wildlife Society: Manitoba Chapter, Oak Hammock Marsh (March 12 2014).

Leston, L. Koper, N. and Baker, T. 2014. Accounting for detectability of birds in noisy manmade landscapes. 7th Biannual General Meeting and Conference of The Wildlife Society: Manitoba Chapter, Oak Hammock Marsh (March 12 2014).

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Swider, C., Nenninger, H., and Bernath-Plaisted, J. 2014. Effects of oil infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds. American Ornithologists Union Annual Meeting, September 22-28 2014, Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

 

Rodgers, J.A., and N. Koper. 2014. Effects of shallow gas development on relative abundances of grassland songbirds. The Canadian Section of The Wildlife Society Annual General Meeting 2014, March 28-30, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

 

Moulton, L.L., Vallender, R., Artuso, C., and Koper. N. 2013. Evidence of increasing genetic introgression in Manitoba golden-winged warbler populations. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. August 14, 2013.

 

Murray, K. and Koper, N. 2013. Effects of reducing woody cover on conservation of mixed-grass prairie songbirds in southwestern Manitoba. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. August 13, 2013.

 

LaPorte, N., Koper, N., and Leston, L. 2013. Revisiting the nesting ecology of the western grebe after 40 years of environmental changes at Delta Marsh, Manitoba. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. August 13, 2013.

 

Yoo, J., and Koper, N. 2013. Effects of shallow gas well development and roads on grassland songbird nest success. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. August 13, 2013.

 

Koper, N., Walker, D., Sliwinski, M., Pipher, E., Ranellucci, C., Rodgers, J., Leston, L. 2012. Effects of management across Canada on Sprague’s pipits and chestnut-collared longspurs, two threatened grassland songbirds. North American Ornithological Conference, August 14-19, 2012, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Leston, L., and N. Koper. 2012. Does shallow gas well development adversely affect daily nest survival of chestnut-collared longspurs (Calcarius ornatus) and other grassland songbirds? North American Ornithological Conference, August 14-19, 2012, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Moulton, L.L., R. Vallender, C. Artuso, N. Koper. 2012. Evidence of genetic introgression found in only remaining 'pure' populations of Golden-winged Warblers. Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, USA.

 

Weeber, R., Leston, L., and Koper, N. 2012. Status and trends of breeding waterbirds in boreal Ontario lakes (1983-2010). Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, USA.

 

Richardson, A., Koper, N., 2012. Changes in the grassland songbird community through time in response to burning and grazing in southern Saskatchewan. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Krause-Danielsen, A., Rutherford, P., and Koper, N., 2012. Exurban land-use and landowner attitudes towards prairie skinks in southwestern Manitoba: working towards conservation on private land. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Moulton, L. L. , R. Vallender, C. Artuso, N. Koper. 2012. Evidence of genetic introgression found in only remaining 'pure' populations of Golden-winged Warblers. North American Ornithological Conference, August 14-19, 2012, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

 

Leston, L., Koper, N., 2012. A strategic proposal for restoring tall-grass prairies along urban transmission lines and other underused green spaces to benefit wildlife. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Lwiwski, T., and Koper, N., 2012. Effects of grazing intensity on plant biodiversity and vegetation structure in a northern mixed-grass prairie. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Tastad, A., and Koper, N., 2012. The relative effects of grazing by bison and cattle on plant community heterogeneity in northern mixed prairie. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. 2nd place, student presentations

 

Bleho, B., Koper, N., and Machtans, C. 2012. Direct impact of livestock on grassland nesting birds. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Koper, N. 2012. Effects of habitat fragmentation and prairie management on Sprague’s pipits and chestnut-collared longspurs, two threatened grassland songbirds. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
 

Henderson, D., and Koper, N. 2012. Historical distribution and ecology of Western Canada’s tall-grass prairie ecosystem. North American Prairie Conference, August 6-10 2012, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Tastad, A., and Koper, N. 2012. The relative effects of grazing by bison and cattle on plant community heterogeneity in northern mixed prairie. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington, USA. January 29-February 3, 2012. Spokane Convention Center. 2nd  place, student presentations.

 

Lwiwski, T., and Koper, N. 2012. Effects of Cattle Grazing Intensity on Plant Biodiversity and Vegetation Structure in a Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie.Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington, USA. January 29-February 3, 2012. Spokane Convention Center.

 

Koper, N., Walker, D., Sliwinski, M., Pipher, E., Ranellucci, C., Rodgers, J., and Leston, L. 2011. Effects of habitat fragmentation and prairie management on Sprague’s pipits and chestnut-collared longspurs, two threatened grassland songbirds. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA. Nov. 6-9, 2011, Hilton Waikoloa Village.

 

Sliwinski, M. and Koper, N. 2011. Effects of cattle stocking rate and grazing duration on songbird abundance and diversity in the northern mixed-grass prairie. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA. Nov. 6-9, 2011, Hilton Waikoloa Village.

 

Richardson, A. and Koper, N. 2011.  Changes in the songbird community since time burned in grazed and ungrazed pastures in the northern mixed grass prairie. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA. Nov. 6-9, 2011, Hilton Waikoloa Village.

 

Bruinsma, D. and Koper, N. 2011. Does conspecific attraction explain area sensitivity of songbirds in tall-grass prairie?. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA. Nov. 6-9, 2011, Hilton Waikoloa Village.

 

Koper, N. 2011. Recent declines in northern tall-grass prairies and effects of patch structure on community persistence. Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. September 25-26, 2011, Thunder Bay Best Western Hotel.
 

Leston, L. and Koper, N. 2011. Shallow gas well development and nest success in Chestnut-collared longspurs: using nonlinear mixed modeling to investigate nest success with distance to wells and roads. Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting 2011, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. September 25-26, 2011, Thunder Bay Best Western Hotel.

 

Rodgers, J., and N. Koper.  2011.  Effects of shallow gas development on the relative abundance and diversity of grassland songbirds.  Canadian Section of the Wildlife Society Meeting 2011, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  September 24-26, 2011, Nor'wester Hotel and Conference Centre.

 

Koper, N., Sliwinski, M., and Fargey, P. 2011. Conservation grazing in Grasslands National Park of Canada. America’s Grasslands Conference 2011, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. August 15-18, 2011, Sioux Falls Conference Centre.

 

Sliwinski, M., and Koper, N. 2011. Effects of cattle stocking rate and duration of grazing on songbirds of the mixed-grass prairie. America’s Grasslands Conference 2011, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. August 15-18, 2011, Sioux Falls Conference Centre.

 

Rodgers, J., and N. Koper.  2011.  Effects of shallow gas development on the relative abundance and diversity of grassland songbirds.  North American Grasslands Conference 2011, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. August 15-17, 2011, Sheraton Conference Centre.

 

Sliwinski, M., and Koper, N. 2011. Effects of cattle stocking rates on songbirds and habitat of the mixed-grass prairie. Assocation of Field Ornithologists (AFO), Cooper Ornithological Soceity (COS), Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) 2010 Joint Meeting. Kearney, Nebraska, USA, March 9-13, 2011, Younes Conference Center.
 

Pipher, E., and Koper, N. 2011. The effects of grazing intensity and years grazed on songbird nesting success in mixed-grass prairies. Assocation of Field Ornithologists (AFO), Cooper Ornithological Soceity (COS), Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) 2010 Joint Meeting. Kearney, Nebraska, USA, March 9-13, 2011, Younes Conference Center.

 

Richardson, A., and Koper, N. 2011. Changes in the songbird community since time burned in grazed and ungrazed pastures. Assocation of Field Ornithologists (AFO), Cooper Ornithological Soceity (COS), Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) 2010 Joint Meeting. Kearney, Nebraska, USA, March 9-13, 2011, Younes Conference Center.

 

Koper, N., Mozel, K., and Henderson, D. 2010. Recent declines of tall-grass prairies in Manitoba and effects of patch structure on community persistence. Society for Conservation Biology annual meeting, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Koper, N., Sliwinski, M., and White, K. 2010. Effects of fire and grazing by bison and cattle on prairie birds: baseline results from an adaptive management experiment in Saskatchewan. American Ornithologists Union – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting, Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California.

 

La Porte, N., and Koper, N. 2010. Revisiting the nesting ecology of western grebes after 40 years of changes at Delta Marsh, Manitoba. American Ornithologists Union – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting, Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California.

 

Leston, L., and Koper, N. 2010. Do prairie birds select manmade grasslands with more food? American Ornithologists Union – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting, Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California.

 

Bleho, B. and Koper, N. 2010. Habitat requirements of northern mixed-grass prairie passerines: the roles of habitat heterogeneity and grazing. American Ornithologists Union – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting, Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California.

 

Ranellucci, C., and Koper, N. 2010. The effects of twice-over rotation grazing on the abundances of grassland birds. American Ornithologists Union – Society of Canadian Ornithologists – Cooper Ornithological Society joint meeting, Town and Country Resort, San Diego, California.

 

La Porte, N., and Koper, N. 2009. Changes in the nesting ecology of western grebes over 40 years at Delta Marsh. Natural Resources Institute Research and Learning Forum 2009. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Leston, L., and Koper, N. 2009. Do prairie birds select manmade grasslands with more arthropod prey: managing transmission lines for prairie plants and animals. Natural Resources Institute Research and Learning Forum 2009. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., Bleho, B., Lusk, J., White, K., and Selinger, A. August 2009. Effects of cattle grazing on prairie birds: baseline results from an adaptive management experiment in the mixed-grass prairies of Saskatchewan. Society of Canadian Ornithologists annual meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Duran, S.M., and Koper, N. August 2009. The role of Wildlife Management Areas for the conservation of grassland birds in south-western Manitoba. Society of Canadian Ornithologists annual meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

White, K., and Koper, N. May 2009. Songbird diversity and habitat use in response to burning on grazed and ungrazed mixed-grass prairie. Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Bleho, B., and Koper, N. February 2009. Songbird response to habitat heterogeneity and grazing at Grasslands National Park of Canada. Society for Range Management 62nd annual meeting. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Koper, N. November 2008. Effects of grazing intensity on prairie birds: adaptive management in Grasslands National Park of Canada. Natural Resources Institute Research and Learning Forum, University of Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. October 2008. Urban Ecology. Guest lecture, Landscape Ecology, Carleton University.

 

Koper, N. Henderson, D., Wilmshurst, J., Fargey, P., and Sissons, R. August 2008. New initiatives in prairie conservation: a large-scale, adaptive management grazing experiment in Grasslands National Park of Canada. Joint meeting of the Canadian and Central Mountains and Plains Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Lakeview Conference Center, Gimli, Manitoba.

 

Leston, L., and Koper, N. August 2008. Utility rights-of-way as habitats for prairie arthropods and birds. Joint meeting of the Canadian and Central Mountains and Plains Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Lakeview Conference Center, Gimli, Manitoba. 1st place, student presentations.

 

Koper, N. Henderson, D., Wilmshurst, J., Fargey, P., and Sissons, R. August 2008. Effects of grazing intensity on prairie songbirds: adaptive management in Grasslands National Park of Canada. American Ornithological Union Annual Meeting, Hilton, Portland, Oregon.

 

White, K. and Koper, N. February 2008. Grassland bird diversity and habitat selection in response to burning on grazed and ungrazed mixed-grass prairie. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Mozel, K., and Koper, N. February 2008. Habitat selection of songbirds in Manitoba’s tall-grass prairie. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

De Ruyck, C., and Koper, N. February 2008. Saw-whet owl conservation: movements and population trends in Manitoba. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Leston, L., and Koper, N. February 2008. Utility Rights-of-Way as Habitats for Prairie Arthropods and Birds. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Lusk, J. S., and Koper, N. February 2008. The effects of grazing on songbird nesting success in Grasslands National Park of Canada. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Selinger, A., and Koper, N. February 2008. The effects of cattle grazing on the food abundance of prairie bird species in Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan. Prairie University Biological Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., Walker, D., and Champagne, J. September 2007. Nonlinear effects of habitat edges on Sprague’s pipits in southern Alberta. Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Queens University Biological Research Station, Chaffey’s Lock, Ontario.

 

De Ruyck, C., and Koper, N. September 2007. De Ruyck, C., and Koper, N. September 2007. Conserving saw-whet owls: movements and population trends in Manitoba. Society of Canadian Ornithologists, Queens University Biological Research Station, Chaffey’s Lock, Ontario.

 

Koper, N. Walker, D., and Champagne, J. September 2007. Effects of habitat edges on Sprague’s pipits. Natural Resources Institute Changing Landscapes Forum. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., Walker, D., and Champagne, J. August 2007. Avoidance of habitat edges by Sprague’s pipits. American Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

 

Koper, N., Schmiegelow, F.K.A., Henderson, D., Fargey, P., Wilmshurst, J., and Sissons, R. June 2006. The influence of life-history strategy on effects of grassland fragmentation and management on mixed-grass prairie birds. Society for Conservation Biology, San Jose, California, USA.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. May 2006. Does life-history strategy influence effects of grassland fragmentation on mixed-grass prairie birds in Alberta? Canadian Society of Zoologists Annual Meeting. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

 

Koper, N., and Manseau, M. March 2006. Analysis of woodland caribou habitat selection using generalized estimating equations. Wildlife Management in Manitoba Speaker Session, Manitoba Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dalnavert Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. August 2005. The relative influence of landscape and local habitat characteristics on prairie birds. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Palais de Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

 

Manseau, M., O’Brien, D., and Koper, N. August 2005. Optimum landscape spatial composition for woodland caribou: a multi-scale perspective. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Palais de Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. October 2003. Ducks as surrogate species for prairie songbirds. Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting. Delta-Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1st Place – Student Presentations

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. June 2003. Ducks as surrogate species for avian conservation in wetlands and prairies. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting. Duluth Entertainment Convention Centre, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. 3rd Place – Student Presentations

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. March 2003. Effects of habitat management on ducks and songbirds: ducks as surrogate species for avian conservation. Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan Biodiversity Conference. Mayfield Inn, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. February 2003.  Effects of habitat edge on ducks and songbirds in southern Alberta. Meeting of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Red Deer Lodge, Red Deer, Alberta.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. May 2002. Effects of scale on the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation in the dry mixed-grass prairie. Meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. March 2002. Effects of scale on the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation in southern Alberta. Meeting of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta. 2nd Place – Student Presentations

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. March 2001. Effects of habitat management on songbirds and ducks in southern Alberta. Meeting of the North-West Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta.

 

Koper, N., and Brooks, R.J. October 1997. Ecological constraints on growth of painted turtles, Chrysemys picta, in northern climates, II. Meeting of the Canadian Association of Herpetologists. Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

 

Koper, N., and Brooks, R.J. May 1997. Ecological constraints on growth of painted turtles, Chrysemys picta, in northern climates. Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

 

Koper, N., and Brooks, R.J. May 1996. Mark-recapture estimators and the problem of unequal catchability. Ontario Ecology and Ethology Colloquium. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.