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Publications

For more information on Dr. Warren Conway's work, check out his Google Scholar Profile and Research Gate Profile

-: 2023 :-

 

Collins, D.P., M.A. Boggie, K.L. Kruse, C.M. Conring, J.P. Donnelly, W.C. Conway, and B.A. Grisham. In press. Roost sites influence habitat selection of sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis tabida) in Arizona and California. Waterbirds.

Heffelfinger, L.J., D.G. Hewitt, R.W. DeYoung, T.E. Fulbright, L.A. Harveson, W.C. Conway, and S.S. Gray.  2023.  Shifting agriculture and a depleting aquifer: implications of row-crop farming on mule deer population performance.  Animal Production Science https://doi.org/10.1071/AN22408 

Buchholz, M.J., E.A. Wright, B.A. Grisham, R.D. Bradley, T.L. Arsuffi, and W.C. Conway.  2023.  Low genetic diversity among introduced axis deer: comments on the genetic paradox and invasive species. Journal of Mammalogy https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyad008

 

Buchholz, M.J., W.C. Conway, T.L. Arsuffi, M.L. Lockwood, and B.A. Grisham.  2023.  Density of axis deer in Texas: implications for management of native white-tailed deer and associated habitats. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management https://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-22-036 

 

Opatz, A., T. Fulbright, G. Mizer, R.W. DeYoung, W.C. Conway, S.S. Gray, and D.G. Hewitt.  2023.  Influence of cropland on resource selection by pronghorn. Journal of Wildlife Management.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.22372 
 

-: 2022 :-

Vanausdall, R.A., D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, K.J. Kraai, C.D. Mason, and J.W. Gunnels. 2022. Body condition and molt chronology of waterfowl in east central Texas. Journal of Field Ornithology 93(4):5. https://journal.afonet.org/vol93/iss4/art5/

 

Daily, T., C. Gonzalez-Gonzalez, F. Hernandez, W.C. Conway, and L.A. Harveson. 2022. Comparing survival and cause-specific mortality of different translocation release methods for desert bighorn sheep. Western North American Naturalist 82:94-106.

 

Wright, E.A., R. Wiedmeier, E. Roberts, D. Pipkin, F. Hernandez, J. Bayouth, W.C. Conway, and R.D. Bradley. 2022. Distinct mtDNA lineages in free-ranging Ammotragus (aoudad) from the U.S. indicates multiple introductions from northern Africa. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8849

 

 

Wright, E.A., E. Roberts, R.N. Platt, J. Bayouth, W.C. Conway, and R.D. Bradley. 2022. Mitochondrial capture and subsequent genetic divergence generates a novel haplogroup: evidence from ancient and ongoing hybridization in mule and white-tailed deer. Journal of Mammalogy 103:723-736.
 

-: 2021 :-

Zhao, Q., K.M. Heath-Acre, D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, and M.D. Weegman. 2021. Integrated population modeling improves the utility of partially aligned data: a case study of snowy plover declines under human stressors. PeerJ http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12475

 

Moon, J.A., S.E. Lehnen, K.L. Metzger, M.A. Squires, M.G. Brasher, B.C. Wilson, W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, B.E. Davis, F.C. Rohwer, E.M. Wehland, and B.M. Ballard. 2021. Projected impact of sea-level rise and urbanization on mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) habitat along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas through 2100. Ecological Indicators 132:108276 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108276

 

Heath-Acre, K.A., C.W. Boal, D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, and W.P. Johnson. 2021. Using automated telemetry to identify population connectivity and migration phenology of snowy plovers breeding in the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Field Ornithology 92:461-474

 

Buchholz, M.J., E.A. Wright, B.A. Grisham, R.D. Bradley, T.L. Arsuffi, and W.C. Conway. 2021. Characterization of the prion protein gene in axis deer (Axis axis) and implications for susceptibility to chronic wasting disease. Prion 15:44– 52.

 

Heath-Acre, K.M., W.C. Conway, C.W. Boal, D.P. Collins, G. Hensley, W.P. Johnson, and P.M. Schmidt. 2021. Detectability and abundance of snowy plovers at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. https://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-20-041

-: 2020 :-

 

Tiller, M.B., B.P. Oswald, A.S. Frantzen, W.C. Conway, and I.K. Hung.  2020.  Initial investigation of seasonal flammability of three invasive east Texas forest understory fuels using thermogravimetric analysis.  Journal of Forest Research:230.  doi: 10. 35248/2168-9776.20.9.230

Melville, H.I.A.S., W.C. Conway, J.B. Hardin, and M.L. Morrison.  2020.  Abiotic variables influencing the nocturnal movements of bobcats and coyotes.  Wildlife Biology 2020:wlb.00601.

Conant, E.R., W.C. Conway, M.C. Wallace, and N.M. Tatman.  2020. Vaginal Implant Transmitters as a Tool for Pronghorn Fawn Capture. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 44(1), pp.156-162.

​French, A.D., K. Shaw, M. Barnes, J.E. Canas-Carell, W.C. Conway, and D.M. Klein. 2020. Bioaccessibility of antimony and other trace elements from lead shot pellets in a simulated avian gizzard environment.  PLoS ONE 15(2):e0229037.

-: 2019 :-

Sullins, D.S., W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, and D.A. Haukos.  2019.  Using pointing dogs and hierarchical models to evaluate American woodcock winter habitat.  Proceedings of the 11th American Woodcock Symposium 11:154-167.

Kearns, B.V., S.K. McDowell, J.A. Moon, W.C. Conway, and D.A. Haukos.  2019.  Distribution of contaminants in the environment and wildlife habitat use: a case study with lead and waterfowl on the Upper Texas Coast.  Ecotoxicology 28:808-824.

Epps, C.W., L. Bowen, M. R. Buchalski, F. Cassirer, D. Coltman, W.C. Conway, M. Cox, R. Harris, J.P. Jahner, M. Matocq, T.L. Parchman, C.D. Phillips, H. Schwantje, Z. Sim, L. Waits, and J.D. Wehuasen.  2019.  Frequently asked questions about wild sheep genetics and genomics.  Proceedings of the 21st Biennial Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council Proceedings 21:48-75.

Riecke, T.V., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, J.A. Moon, and C.E. Comer.  2019.  Nest survival of black-necked stilts, Himantopus mexicanus, on the upper Texas coast.  Waterbirds 42:261-271.

Conring, C.M., B.A. Grisham, D.P. Collins, and W.C. Conway.  2019.  Identifying the migratory strategy of the Lower Colorado River Valley population of greater sandhill cranes.  Avian Conservation and Ecology 14(1):11.     https://doi.org/10.5751/ACE-01352-140111 
 

-: 2018 :-

Grisham, B.A., D.P. Collins, K.L. Kruse, C.M. Conring, J.M. Knetter, and W.C. Conway.  An updated distribution map for the Lower Colorado River Valley population of greater sandhill cranes.  2018.  The Proceedings of the Fourteenth North American Crane Workshop 14:1-9.


Ashbaugh, H.M., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, D.P. Collins, C.E. Comer, and A.D. French.  2018.  Evidence for exposure to selenium by breeding interior snowy plovers in saline systems of the Southern Great Plains.  Ecotoxicology 27:703-    718.

Weinkauf, C.J., C.E. Comer, W.C. Conway, and C. Farrell.  2018.  Dietary composition of four common Chiropteran species in a bottomland hardwood forest.  Acta Chiropterologica 20: 195–205.
 

-: 2017 :-

Collins, D.P., W.C. Conway, C.D. Mason, and J.W Gunnels.  2017.  Seed yield prediction models of four common moist-soil plant species in east-central and coastal Texas.  Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources 30:78-86.

 

Kruse, K.L., D.P. Collins, C.M. Conring, B.A. Grisham, W.C. Conway, and J.M.  Knetter.  2017.  Summer resource selection of the Lower Colorado River Valley Population of greater sandhill cranes.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:436-448.  


Tiller, M.B., B.O. Oswald, A.S. Franzten, W.C. Conway, and I. Hung.  2017. Biomass estimations of invasive yaupon, Chinese privet and Chinese tallow in east Texas hardwood and pine ecosystems.  Forest Research. 6:2 DOI:10.4172/2168-9776.1000208.

Collins, D.P., W.C. Conway, C.D. Mason, and J.W. Gunnels.  2017.  Winter diet of blue-winged teal (Anas discors), green-winged teal (Anas carolinensis), and Northern shoveler (Anas clypeata) in east-central Texas.  Wildfowl 67:87-99.

French, A.D., W.C. Conway, J. E. Canas-Carrell, and D.M. Klein.  2017.  Exposure, effects, and absorption of lead in American woodcock (Scolopax minor): a review.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology: 99:287–296.

 

French, A.D., H.M. Ashbaugh, G. Steimeitz, M. Barnes, W.C. Conway, and D.M. Klein.  2017.  The S.M.A.R.T. (Small Mass, Affordable, Rapid, Transfer-less) digestion method for heavy metal determinations.  International Journal of  Environmental Analytical Chemistry 97:499-507. 

Lombardi, J.V., C.E. Comer, D.G. Scognamillo, and W.C. Conway.  2017.  Coyote, fox and bobcat response to anthropogenic and natural landscape features in a     small urban area.  Urban Ecosystems 20:1239-1248.

Moon, J.A., D.A. Haukos, and W.C. Conway.  2017.  Seasonal survival of adult female mottled ducks.  Journal of Wildlife Management 81:461–469.

Vince, O., A. Kosztolányi, C. Küpper, M. Al Rashidi, J.A. Amat, A. Argüelles Ticó, F. Burns, J. Cavitt, W.C. Conway, M. Cruz-López, A.E. DeSucre-Medrano, N. dos Remedios, J. Figuerola, D. Galindo-Espinosa, G.E. García-Peña, S. Gómez del Angel, C. Gratto-Trevor, P. Jönsson, P. Lloyd, T. Montalvo, J. E. Parra, R. Pruner, P. Que, Y. Liu, S.T. Saalfeld, R. Schulz, L. Serra, J.J.H. St Clair, L.E. Stenzel, M.A. Weston, M. Yasué, S. Zefania, Z. Barta, and T. Székely.  2017.  Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:347-358.


-: 2016 :-

Saalfeld, D.T., S.T. Saalfeld, W.C. Conway, and K.M Hartke.  2016.  Wintering grassland bird response to vegetation structure, exotic invasive plant composition, and disturbance regime in Texas coastal prairies.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:290-305.

Novak, L.D., C.E. Comer, W.C. Conway, D.G. Scognamillo, and R.D. Gay.  2016. Nesting ecology of early-successional birds in restored longleaf and loblolly pine stands.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:314-327.

Collins, D.P., B.A. Grisham, C. Conring, J. Knetter, W.C. Conway, S.A. Carleton, and M. Boggie.  2016.  Evidence of new summer areas and interpopulation mixing of two greater sandhill crane populations in the Intermountain West.  The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:141-152.  

Sullins, D.S., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, C.E. Comer, K.A. Hobson, L.I. Wassenaar, and I. Hung.  2016.  American woodcock migratory connectivity as indicated by hydrogen isotopes.  Journal of Wildlife Management 80: 510-526.

Isabelle, J.L., W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, G.E. Calkins, and J.B Hardin.  2016. Reproductive ecology and nest site selection of eastern wild turkeys translocated in east Texas.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:88–96.

-: 2015 :-

Collins, D.P., W.C. Conway, C.D. Mason, and J.W. Gunnels.  2015.  Aquatic invertebrate production in moist-soil managed wetlands on Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area, east-central Texas.  The Southwestern Naturalist 60:263-272

Isabelle, J.L., W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, G.E. Calkins, and J.B. Hardin.  2015. Home range size and habitat selection of translocated female wild turkeys in east Texas.  Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:143–153.

Bennett, A.J., W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, H.M. Williams, and S.B. Bosworth. 2015.  Seedbank potential of Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) in a Texas bottomland hardwood forest.  The Natural Areas Journal 35:581-584.

Riecke, T.V., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, J.A. Moon, and C.E. Comer.  2015. Baseline blood Pb levels of black-necked stilts on the upper Texas coast. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 95:465-469.  

Melville, H.I.A.S., M.L. Morrison, W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, and J.B. Hardin.  2015.  Home range interactions of three sympatric mesopredators in east Texas.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 93: 547–557.

Collins, D.P., W.C. Conway, C.D. Mason, and J.W. Gunnels.  2015.  Decomposition of three common moist-soil plant species on Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area, Texas. The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6:102-111.

King, J.R., W. C. Conway, D.J. Rosen, and B.P. Oswald.  2015.  Response of deeproot sedge (Cyperus entrerianus) to herbicide and prescribed fire in Texas coastal prairie.  Invasive Plant Science and Management 8:15-31.

Moon, J.A., D.A. Haukos, and W.C. Conway.  2015.  Mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) movements in the Texas Chenier Plain Region.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:255–261.

McDowell, S.K., W.C. Conway, J.A. Moon, D.A. Haukos, C.E. Comer, and I. Hung.  2015. Blood lead exposure concentrations in mottled ducks (Anas fulvigula) on the upper Texas coast.  Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:221-228.

-: 2014 :-

Riecke, T.V., W.C. Conway, C.E. Comer, D.A. Haukos, and J.A. Moon.  2014. Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) cause black-necked stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) nest abandonment.  The Wader Study Group Bulletin 121:52-53.

Stuemke, L.A., C.E. Comer, M.L. Morrison, W.C. Conway, and R.W. Maxey. 2014.  Roosts of Rafineque’s big-eared bats and Southeastern myotis in east Texas.  Proceedings of the 5th Big Thicket Science Conference:  Changing Landscapes and Changing Climate.  The Southeastern Naturalist 13: Special Issue 5:159-171.

 

Melville, H.I.A.S., W.C. Conway, M.L. Morrison, C.E. Comer, and J.B. Hardin.  2014. Artificial nests identify possible nest predators of eastern wild turkeys.  Southeastern Naturalist 13:80-91.

King, J.R., W.C. Conway, D.J. Rosen, B.P. Oswald, and H.M. Williams.  2014.  Total nonstructural carbohydrate trends in deeproot sedge (Cyperus entrerianus).  Weed Science 62:186-192.

-: 2013 :-

Mason, C.D., R.M. Whiting, Jr., and W.C. Conway.  2013.  Time activity budgets of waterfowl wintering on livestock ponds in northeast Texas.  Southeastern Naturalist 12:757-768. 

Collins, D.P., W.C. Conway, C.D. Mason, and J.W. Gunnels.  2013.  Seed bank potential of moist-soil managed wetlands in east-central Texas.  Wetlands     Ecology and Management 21:353-366.  

Seidel, S.A., C.E. Comer, W.C. Conway, R.W. DeYoung, J.B. Hardin, and G.E. Calkins.  2013. Influence of translocations on eastern wild turkey population genetics in Texas.  The Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1221-1231. 

Rosen, D.J., A.D. Caskey, W.C. Conway, and D.A. Haukos.  2013.  Vascular flora of saline lakes in the Southern High Plains of Texas and eastern New Mexico.  The Journal of the Texas Botanical Research Institute 7(1):595-602.

Saalfeld, S.T., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, and W.P. Johnson.  2013.  Offspring sex ratio adjustment in the snowy plover.  Western North American Naturalist 73:60-71.  

Saalfeld, S.T., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, and W.P. Johnson.  2013.  Recent declines in apparent survival and survey counts of snowy plovers breeding in the Southern High Plains of Texas.  The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:79-87. 

-: 2012 :-

Saalfeld, S.T., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, and W.P. Johnson.  2012.  Snowy plover nest site selection, spatial patterning, and temperatures in the Southern High Plains of Texas.  The Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1703-1711.     

Saalfeld, D.T., W.C. Conway, and G.E. Calkins.  2012.  Nest success and hatchling survival of American alligators within inland wetlands of east Texas.  The Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1568-1575.

Saalfeld, S.T., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, and W.P. Johnson.  2012. Alleviation of nest thermal extremes by incubating snowy plovers in the Southern High Plains of Texas.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 119:77-83.

 

King, J.R., W.C. Conway, D.J. Rosen, and B.P. Oswald.  2012.  Seed biomass production and germination rates of Cyperus entrerianus.  The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 139:76-85.


-: 2011 :-

Saalfeld, D.T., W.C. Conway, and G.E. Calkins.  2011.  Food habits of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in east Texas.  The Southeastern Naturalist 10:659-672.  

 

Saalfeld, S.T., W.C. Conway, D.A. Haukos, and W.P. Johnson.  2011.  Nest success of snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) in the Southern High Plains of Texas.  Waterbirds 34:389-399.  

 

Comer, C.E., A.M. Bell, B.P. Oswald, W.C. Conway, and D.B. Burt.  2011. Vegetation and avian response to prescribed fire on historic glade habitats in the Missouri Ozarks.  The American Midland Naturalist 165:91-104.

 

Conway, W.C. and E. Johnson.  2011.  Cassin’s sparrows nesting on the  Southern High Plains of Texas.  Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 44(1-2):89-93.

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