Milligan, M.C. , and L.B. McNew. In press. Does researcher activity impact the nest survival of sharp-tailed grouse? Wildlife Biology, accepted 5/2021.
Epstein, K., D. Wood, K. Roemer, B. Currey, H. Duff†, J.D. Gay, H. Goemann, S. Loewen, M.C. Milligan, J.A.F Wendt, E.N. Brookshire, L.B. McNew, D.B. McWethy, B.D. Maxwell, P.C. Stoy, and J.H. Haggerty. 2021. Towards an urgent yet deliberate conservation strategy: sustaining social-ecological systems in rangelands of the Northern Great Plains, Montana. Ecology and Society 26(1):10. doi.org/10.5751/ES-12141-260110.
Kurzen, M., D. Tyers, J. Rossi, L. McNew, and B. Sowell. 2020. Snowshoe hare use of silviculturally altered conifer forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 21:1-9.
Wyffels, S.A., M.K. Petersen, D.L. Boss, B.F. Sowell, T. DelCurto, L.B. McNew, and J.G. Bowman. 2020. Dormant season grazing on northern mixed grass prairie agroecosystems: does protein supplementation and individual animal variation impact beef cattle resource use, vegetation and residual cover. PLoSOne 15(10): e0240629.
Milligan, M.C., L.I. Berkeley, and L.B. McNew. 2020. Survival of sharp-tailed grouse under variable livestock grazing management. Journal of Wildlife Management 84: 1296–1305.
Beaver, J.T., R.W. Baldwin, M. Messinger, C. Newbolt, S.S. Ditchkoff, and M.R. Silman. 2020. Evaluating the use of drones equipped with thermal imaging technology as an effective method for estimating wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin. Early view: doi: 10.1002/wsb.1090.
Parker, I.D., R.R. Lopez, N.J. Silvy, B.L. Pierce, K.G. Watts, E.P. Myers, S.E.J. Gibbs, D.S. Davis, J.T. Beaver, and A.A Lund. 2020. Florida key deer abundance and recovery following New World screwworm infestation. Southeastern Naturalist 19: 179–191.
Wyffels, S.A., M. Petersen, J. Bowman, D. Boss, and L.B. McNew. 2019. Dormant season grazing of northern mixed grass prairies: the effect of supplementation strategies on heifer resource utilization and vegetation use. Rangeland Ecology and Management 72:878-887.
Wells, S.L., L.B. McNew, D.B. Tyers, F.T Van Manen, and D.J. Thompson. 2019. Grizzly bear depredation on grazing allotments in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 556–566.
Milligan, M.C, S.L. Wells, and L.B. McNew. 2018. A population viability analysis of sharp-tailed grouse to inform reintroductions. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 9:565–581.
Gregory, A.J., S.M. Wisely, L.B. McNew, and B.K. Sandercock. 2018. A landscape perspective on rates of multiple paternity and brood parasitism among greater prairie-chickens across Kansas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:626–638.
Schroff, S.R., K.A. Cutting, C.A. Carr, M.R. Frisina, L.B. McNew, and B.F. Sowell. 2018. Characteristics of shrub morphology on nest site selection of greater sage-grouse in high-elevation sagebrush habitat. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:730–738.
Winder, V.L. L.B. McNew, J.C. Pitman, and B.K. Sandercock. 2018. Effects of rangeland management on survival of female greater prairie-chickens. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:113–122.
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 81:1228–1241..
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 41:566–576.
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.
Beaver, J.T., C.A. Harper, L.I. Muller, P.S. Basinger, M.J. Goode, and F.T. van Manen. 2016. Current and spatially explicit capture-recapture analysis methods for infrared triggered camera density estimation of white-tailed deer. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:195–202.
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.
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 25:1669-1680.
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.
Beaver, J.T., C.A. Harper, R.E Kissell Jr., L.I. Muller, P.S. Basinger, M.J. Goode, F.T. van Manen, W. Winton, and M.L. Kennedy. 2014. Aerial vertical-looking infrared imagery to evaluate bias of distance sampling techniques for white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:419–427.
Goode, M.J., J.T. Beaver, L.I. Muller, J.D. Clark, F.T. van Manen, C.A. Harper, and P.S. Basinger. 2014. Capture-recapture of white-tailed deer using DNA from fecal pellet groups. Wildlife Biology 20:270–278.
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, 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., 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.
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
Mosley, J., R. Frost, B.L. Roeder, S. Wells, L.B. McNew, and P. Clark. 2018 . How far do guard dogs roam from their sheep? Montana State University College of Agriculture and Extension Research Report 4:25–27.
Vold. S.T. and L.B. McNew. 2018. Effects of livestock grazing management on occupancy of mesocarnivores in a northern mixed-grass prairie ecosystem. Montana State University College of Agriculture and Extension Research Report 4:40–44.
Ritter, T.D. and L.B. McNew. 2018. Beaver-mediated restoration: understanding habitat conditions associated with new colonies. Montana State University College of Agriculture and Extension Research Report 4:32–35.
McNew, L.B. 2018. It depends: relationships between wildlife and livestock grazing management vary across space and time. Proceedings of the Nebraska Grazing Conference, Kearny, NE: pages 36–41.
McNew, L.B. 2018. Restoring sharp-tailed grouse to western Montana: MSU graduate students evaluate restoration potential and develop recovery recommendations. Grouse News 48:12-13.
McNew, L., M. Milligan, and S. Vold., L. Berkeley, M. Foster, and J. Ensign. 2018. Effects of livestock grazing management on the ecology of sharp-tailed grouse, grassland birds, and their predators in northern mixed-grass prairie habitats. 2017 Annual Report, Project 58308, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Helena, MT, USA. Available at: http://fwp.mt.gov/fishAndWildlife/diseasesAndResearch/research/sharptailedGrouse/populations/default.html.
Knight, J. L. Schmidt, and L. McNew. 2017. Electric fencing to exclude deer and elk from recovering burned areas. Pages 28–29 in M. Van Emon, editor. After wildfire: Information for landowners coping with the aftermath of wildfire. Montana State University Extension report 4455.
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.