INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Koper, N., Povalyaev, I., and Moulton, L. 2018. Birds and their conservation in prairies. Creative Retirement, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nov. 1, 2018.

 

Koper, N., Povalyaev, I., and Moulton, L. 2018. Birding in Manitoba. McNally Robinson Bookstore, Winnipeg, MB. May 17, 2018.

 

Koper, N., Des Brisay, P., De Ruyck, C., Wetten, K., Heathcote, A., and Bergen, N. 2018. Grenada’s unique bird community. Grenada Sustainable Development Council, St. George’s, Grenada. May 4, 2018.

 

Koper, N., Des Brisay, P., and Ng., C. 2018. Behavior and physiology of chestnut-collared longspurs exposed to energy infrastructure and noise. American Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, El Conquistador Hilton, Tucson, Arizona, USA. April 12, 2018. (Symposium: Conservation and Ecology of Grassland Birds).

 

Des Brisay*, P.G., Rosa, P. Ng, C., and Koper, N. 2018. Using landscape-scale manipulative experiments to disentangle mechanisms: effects of oil and gas wells, and noise, on grassland songbirds. Annual Meeting - U.S. International Association of Landscape Ecologists. Chicago, Illinois, April 2018. Oral presentation.

 

Des Brisay, P., Nenninger, H., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Daniel, J., Ng., C., Rosa, P., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Curry, C., Carey, H., Alex, and Koper, N. 2018. Little oil well on the prairie: disentangling mechanisms to mitigate effects on grassland songbirds. Native Prairie Speaker Series Webinar (national), Prairie Conservation Action Plan. April, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVpcRzI2nfY

 

Koper, N. 2018. Conservation of grassland birds. Selkirk Naturalists Club, Selkirk, Manitoba. March, 2018.

 

Koper, N., Warrington, M., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., Ng, C., Antze, B., and Daniel, J. 2017. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure on grassland songbird abundance, productivity and behavior: impacts of noise, linear development, and infrastructure. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan, USA. August 4, 2017. (Symposium keynote: Mechanisms that explain effects of oil and gas on birds).

 

Heathcote, A., and Koper, N. 2017. Investigating the effects of oil development and noise on corticosterone in an altricial grassland songbird nestling. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansong, Michigan, USA. August 4, 2017. (Symposium: Mechanisms that explain effects of oil and gas on birds).

 

Rosa, P., and Koper, N. 2017. Effects of petroleum infrastructure on abundance and productivity of grassland birds: the role of anthropogenic noise. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansong, Michigan, USA. August 4, 2017. (Symposium: Mechanisms that explain effects of oil and gas on birds).

 

Curry, C., Des Brisay, P., Rosa, P., and Koper, N. 2017. Efficacy of adjusted songs for communication in noise varies with infrastructure type and hormone levels. American Ornithologists Society – Society of Canadian Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, Lansong, Michigan, USA. August 4, 2017. (Symposium: Mechanisms that explain effects of oil and gas on birds).

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Curry, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Daniel, J. 2017. Industrial noise and oil wells: effects on birds. University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, June 21, 2017.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Curry, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Daniel, J. 2017. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure and anthropogenic noise on grassland songbirds. National Wildlife Research Centre Seminar Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, May 1 2017.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Curry, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Daniel, J. 2017. Effects of noisy oil and gas infrastructure and anthropogenic noise on abundance, productivity, and behaviour of grassland songbirds. Université du Quebéc à Trois-Rivières, Quebec, May 2 2017.

 

Koper, N. 2017. Interpreting statistical interactions in Landscape Ecology. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, April 28, 2017.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Curry, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Daniel, J. 2017. Effects of noisy petroleum infrastructure on grassland songbirds in Alberta, Canada. Entomology Department Seminar Series, University of Manitoba, March 28, 2017.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Curry, C., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Daniel, J. 2017. Effects of noisy petroleum infrastructure on grassland songbirds in Alberta, Canada. St. George’s University, Grenada. February 17, 2017.

 

Koper, N. 2017. Politics and conservation. St. George’s University, Grenada. February 15, 2017.

 

Rosa, P. and Koper, N. 2017. Effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife. St. George’s University, Grenada. February 10, 2017.

Olynyk M., Koper N., and R. Westwood. Investigating habitat fragmentation and pollination in Manitoba grasslands. Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists 2016 Fall Science Meeting. Winnipeg, MB. November 19 2016.

 

Koper, N., Curry, C., Antze, B., Daniel, J., Nenninger, H., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Rosa, P., Warrington, M. 2016. Effects of oil and gas infrastructure on grassland songbirds. Cenovus Energy, The Bow, Calgary, Alberta. June 2, 2016.

 

Koper, N., Des Brisay, P.G., Enslow, C., Heathcote, A., Ng., C., Grieef, P. 2016. Grenada’s unique bird communities. Belmont Estate, St. Patrick, Grenada. May 13, 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 the rainy season. Forestry Department, Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Ministerial complex, Botanical Gardens, St. George’s, Grenada. April 19, 2016.

 

Koper, N., David Bruinsma, Claire Curry, Laurel McDonald, Miya Warrington, Jacy Bernath-Plaisted, Heather Nenninger, and Erin Prokopanko. 2016. If we build it, will they come? Manitoba’s grassland birds and their native prairie habitats. Living Prairie Museum Public Lecture Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. March 15, 2016.

 

Koper, N., Curry, C., Antze, B., Daniel, J., Nenninger, H., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Rosa, P., and Warrington, M. 2016. Effects of energy infrastructure on grassland songbirds. Cenovus Lunch and Learn seminar series, Cenovus Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 7, 2016.

 

Koper, N., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Curry, C., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Nenninger, H., Swider, C., Rosa, P. 2015. Effects of energy infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds in Alberta. National Wildlife Research Centre Seminar Series, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. September 23, 2015.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Lockhart, J., Lwiwski, T., Rodgers, J., Molloy, K., Curry, C., Fischer, S., Swider, C., and Yoo, J. 2015. From mensurative to manipulative: diverse study designs to understand effects of anthropogenic disturbance and habitat fragmentation on grassland birds. Ontario Grassland Guild, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON, March 24 2015.

 

Koper, N., Rodgers, J., Yoo, J., Molloy, K., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Curry, C., Antze, B., Warrington, M., Nenninger, H., Swider, C., and

Rosa, P. 2015. Effects of shallow gas and oil infrastructure and operating noise on grassland songbirds. Canadian Wildlife Service, Edmonton, AB, March 23 2015.

Rosa, P., C.R. Swider and N. Koper. 2014. Recent studies on grassland songbirds in Brooks and surrounding areas. Annual Cenovus Energy Langevin Safety Meeting, Heritage Inn, Brooks, AB (June 2014). 

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Swider, C., Antze, B., Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., Rodgers, J., Yoo, J., and Molloy, K. 2014. Effects of oil and gas development on grassland birds. Cenovus Energy, May 30, 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Koper, N., and Sliwinski, M. 2014. Challenges in conserving biodiversity: 2013 fall report of the commissioner of the environment and sustainable development. Panel discussion. University of Manitoba, February 27, 2014, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

 

Koper, N, Molloy, K, Pipher, E, Bleho, B, Yoo, J, Rodgers, J, Lockhart, J, Richardson, A, Nenninger, H, and Bernath-Plaisted, J. 2014. Effects of grazing, fragmentation, and energy development on Sprague’s pipits. Sprague’s Pipit Species Status Assessment Expert Workshop and Conservation Planning February 11-13, 2014. 10 E. Babcock St. (Federal Building) Room 243, Bozeman, MT, USA.

 

Koper, N., Yoo, J., Rodgers, J., Molloy, K., and Rosa, P. 2013. Effects of shallow gas wells on grassland birds in Alberta. Biology Department, Dalhousie University. October 25, 2013. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Koper, N., Rosa, P., Antze, B.,  Bernath-Plaisted, J., Nenninger, H., and Leston, L. 2013. Effects of oil wells and noise on grassland songbirds in Alberta. May 31, 2013, Cenovus Energy, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

Koper, N. 2013. Top 10 issues in mixed-grass prairie conservation in Manitoba. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Workshop. Greenwood Inn, March 21, 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Ranellucci, C. and Koper, N. 2013. Twice-over rotational grazing and its impacts on grassland songbird abundance and structure. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Workshop. Greenwood Inn, March 21, 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Carnochan, S., and Koper, N. 2013. Exploring the effects of twice-over rotational grazing and season-long grazing on the nesting success of grassland songbirds in the mixed-grass prairies of southwestern Manitoba. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Workshop. Greenwood Inn, March 21, 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Lwiwski, T. and Koper, N. 2013. Effects of cattle grazing intensity on vegetation structure and plant biodiversity in a northern mixed-grass prairie. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Workshop. Greenwood Inn, March 21, 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Molloy, K. and Koper, N. 2013. Impacts of cattle stocking rates on grassland songbird communities in a northern mixed-grass prairie. Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation Workshop. Greenwood Inn, March 21, 2013, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Koper, N. 2013. Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on prairies and prairie songbirds. Fort Whyte Alive Nature Centre, February 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

Koper, N., Yoo, J., Rodgers, J., Molloy, K., Lwiwski, T., and Leston, L. 2012. Effects of shallow gas wells on grassland birds and vegetation structure. Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Annual Science Meeting, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Koper, N. 2012. Conservation biology and biodiversity. March 23, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada.

 

Koper, N. 2012. Adaptive management and large-scale experiments in avian conservation. January 27, 2012. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

 

Sliwinski, M., and Koper, N. 2011. Effects of bison and cattle grazing on songbirds and habitat of the mixed-grass prairie. Crossing the Medicine Line Annual Meeting on Conservation of Border Grasslands. Webinar, 12 April 2011.

 

Richardson, A., and Koper, N. 2011. Changes in the songbird community since time burned in grazed and ungrazed pastures. Crossing the Medicine Line Annual Meeting on Conservation of Border Grasslands. Webinar, 12 April 2011.

 

Pipher, E., and Koper, N. 2011. Effects of stocking rates on nesting success of prairie songbirds. Crossing the Medicine Line Annual Meeting on Conservation of Border Grasslands. Webinar, 12 April 2011.

 

Koper, N. 2010. Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on prairies and prairie birds. Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010. Generalized Estimating Equations and Generalized Linear Mixed Models for modeling Resource Selection Functions. Presented workshop at the North American Caribou Workshop, Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010. Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on prairies and prairie birds. Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010 Effects of cattle grazing on songbirds in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Guest lecturer, Prairie Habitat Partnership land management workshop, Russell, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010. Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on prairies and prairie birds. Entomology Department, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010. The decline of tall-grass prairies in Manitoba. Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference, Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2010. Biodiversity and grazing management area research: new results from 2009. BAGMA management meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N. 2009. The decline of tall-grass prairies in Manitoba. Manitoba Association of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting. University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., and Ranellucci, C. 2009. Prairie conservation in Manitoba. Nature Conservancy of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Duran, S., and Koper, N. 2009. The role of Wildlife Management Areas for the conservation of grassland birds in south-western Manitoba. Nature Conservancy of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Mozel, K., and Koper, N. 2009. Habitat selection by songbirds in Manitoba’s tall-grass prairie: a multi-scale analysis. Nature Conservancy of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., Bleho, B., Lusk, J., White, K., and Selinger, A. 2009. Biodiversity grazing in Grasslands National Park of Canada. Biodiversity and Grazing Management Area Project Annual Spring Meeting. Canadian Wildlife Service Building, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N. 2009. Conservation of Prairie Birds in Canada. Manitoba Naturalists Society. Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. 2008. Effects of habitat loss, fragmentation, and habitat edges on prairie birds. Carleton University Biological Sciences Seminar Series. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Mitchell, S., and Koper, N. 2008. “Conservation grazing” at Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada. October 2008, New approaches to manging semi-arid grasslands: promoting habitat diversity while supporting livestock production.  Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne Wyoming. USA.

 

Koper, N., Lusk, J., Selinger, A., Teetaert, T., White, K., and Bleho, B. 2008. Biodiversity and Grazing Management Area: Adaptive management in Grasslands National Park of Canada. BAGMA management meeting. Mankota Community Centre, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N. Henderson, D., Wilmshurst, J., Fargey, P., and Sissons, R. 2008. New initiatives in prairie conservation: a large-scale, adaptive management grazing experiment in Grasslands National Park of Canada. A shift in Natural Resources Management Paradigm: from Resources Sufficiency to Functional Integrity? Workshop at the XXI Grassland / VIII Rangeland International Congress, Hohhot, China.

 

Koper, N. Henderson, D., Wilmshurst, J., Fargey, P., and Sissons, R. 2008. Long-term, adaptive management grazing experiment: East Block, Grasslands National Park of Canada. Border Grasslands Conservation Meeting, Elkwater Lodge, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Alberta.

 

Koper, N. February 2008. Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on prairie birds. Biological Sciences Seminar Series, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N. November 2007. Design and analysis of rangeland experiments along continuous gradients. Annual meeting of the East Block Grazing Experiment of Grasslands National Park, Canada. National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N., Lusk, J., and White, K. November 2007. Effects of grazing on prairie birds: EBGE 2006 and 2007. Annual meeting of the East Block Grazing Experiment of Grasslands National Park, Canada. National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N. September 2007. The use of mixed models for analyzing landscape ecology studies across multiple scales: the prairie bird experience. National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Koper, N. September 2006. Effects of habitat management for ducks on songbirds: ACHDA. Anniversary Celebration for Antelope Creek Habitat Development Association. Brooks, Alberta. (Poster)

 

Koper, N. April 2005. Effects of cattle grazing and habitat characteristics on density and nest success of prairie ducks, songbirds and shorebirds. Parks Canada Grazing Research Workshop. Agriculture Canada Research Station, Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

 

Koper, N. January 2005. Effects of cattle grazing and field size on ducks and other species. Ducks Unlimited Canada Grazing Working Group. Greenwood Inn, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

Koper, N., and Schmiegelow, F.K.A. January 2002. Effects of cattle grazing and field size on ducks and songbirds in southern Alberta. Western Range Science Seminars. Medicine Hat, Alberta.

 

Stephenson, G., and Koper, N. (presenter) September 1999. Nonlinear regression analysis of toxicology data. Workshop on the Use of Statistics in Environmental Toxicological Testing. Environment Canada. Pacific Environmental Science Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.