Major GBBO Publications:

Floyd, T., C. S. Elphick, G. Chisholm, K. Mack, R. G. Elston, E. M. Ammon, and J. D. Boone. 2007. Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Nevada. University of Nevada Press, Reno. 581 pp. Available at the University of Nevada Press.

Great Basin Bird Observatory. 2010. Nevada Comprehensive Bird Conservation Plan.

A note on Great Basin Birds:

The publication of the journal Great Basin Birds has been discontinued. We kindly refer researchers of Great Basin birds to the journal Western Birds for submission of your articles.
We now have Great Basin Birds articles available in PDF format and we are working on making all published volumes available for download. Contact us if you are interested in receiving an article in PDF format. Some hardcopy volumes may also be available.

Wilson's Warbler / Photo: David Vander Pluym

Wilson's Warbler / Photo: David Vander Pluym

Additional GBBO Staff Publications:

Ammon, E. M. 1995a. Reproductive strategies and factors determining nest success in subalpine ground-nesting passerines. Unpubl. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 207 pp.

Ammon, E. M. 1995b. Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii). In The Birds of North America, No. 191 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.  Available at BNA Online.

Ammon, E.M., and P. B. Stacey. 1997. Avian nest success in relation to past grazing regimes in a montane riparian system. Condor 99:7-13. Download PDF.

Ammon and Boone, E. M. and W. M. Gilbert. 1999. Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla). In The Birds of North America, No. 478 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. Available at BNA Online.

Ammon, E. M. 2002. Changes in the bird community of the lower Truckee River, Nevada, 1868 -- 2001. Great Basin Birds 5:13-20. Download PDF.

Ammon, E. M., C. R. Gourley, K. W. Wilson, D. A. Ross, and C. R. Peterson. 2003. Advances in habitat restoration for the Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris): A case study from the Provo River population. In California Riparian Systems: Processes and Floodplains Management, Ecology and Restoration, pp. 348-356 (P. M. Faber, ed.). Riparian Habitat Joint Venture, Pickleweed Press, Mill Valley, CA.

Ammon, E. M. and J. Woods. 2008. Status of Tricolored Blackbirds in Nevada. Great Basin Birds 10: 63-66. Download PDF. [I will put the PDF into dropbox]

Bart, J., L. Dunn, A. Leist, and L. Sabin. 2012. Sampling large landscapes with small-scale stratification. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(7):1489-1498.

Bock, C. E., K. T. Vierling, S. L. Haire, J. D. Boone, and W. W. Merkle. 2003. Patterns of rodent abundance on open-space grasslands in relation to suburban edges.  Conservation Biology 16(6):1653-1658.

Boone, J. D. and B. L. Keller. 1993. Temporal and spatial patterns of small mammal density and species composition on a radioactive waste disposal area: the role of edge habitat. Great Basin Naturalist 53:341-349.

Boone, J. D., E. W. Otteson, K. C. McGwire, P. Villard, J. E. Rowe, and S. C. St. Jeor. 1998.  Ecology and demographics of hantavirus infections in rodent populations in the Walker River Basin of Nevada and California. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 59:445-451.

Boone, J. D., K. C. McGwire, E. W. Otteson, R. S. DeBaca, E. A. Kuhn, P. Villard, P. F. Brussard, and S. C. St. Jeor.  2000. Remote sensing and geographic information systems: charting Sin Nombre virus infections in deer mice.  Emerging Infectious Diseases 6(3).

Boone, J. D., K. McGwire, and S. St. Jeor.  2005. Mapping the distribution of Sin Nombre virus infections in deer mice using remote sensing and geographic information systems.  In Wildlife Diseases: Landscape Epidemiology, Spatial Distribution and Utilization of Remote Sensing Technology, pp. 448-458 (S. K. Majumdar, J. Huffman, F. J. Brenner, and A. I. Panah, eds.).  Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Easton PA.

Earnst, S. L., J. A. Ballard, and D. S. Dobkin. 2005. Riparian Songbird Abundance a Decade after Cattle Removal on Hart Mountain and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuges. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference C. J. Ralph and T. D. Rich. Albany, CA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. PSW-GTR-191: 550-558. Download PDF.

Earnst, S. L., D. S. Dobkin, and J. A. Ballard. 2012. Changes in Avian and Plant Communities of Aspen Woodlands over 12 Years after Livestock Removal in the Northwestern Great Basin. Conservation Biology 26:862-872.

Fletcher, D. M. 2009. Distribution and site selection of Le Conte’s and Crissal thrashers in the Mojave Desert: a multi-model approach. Unpubl. Master’s Thesis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV. 83 pp. Download PDF.

Garnett, M. C., J. Kahl, Jr., J. Swett, and E. M. Ammon. 2004. Status of the Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yumanensis) in the northern Mojave Desert compared with other parts of its range. Great Basin Birds 7: 6-15. Download PDF.

Miller P. S., J. D. Boone, J. R. Briggs, D. F. Lawler, J. K. Levy, F. B. Nutter, M. Slater, and S. Zawistowkski.  2014. Simulating free-roaming cat population management options in open demographic environments.  PLoS ONE 9(11): e113553.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113553.

Pearce-Duvet, J. M. C., St. Jeor, S. C., Boone, J. D. and Dearing, M. D.  2006.  Changes in Sin Nombre virus antibody prevalence in deer mice across seasons: the interaction between habitat, sex, and infection in deer mice. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 42(4):819-824.

Rood, S. B., C. R. Gourley, E. M. Ammon, L. G. Heki, J. R. Klotz, M. L. Morrison, D. Mosley, G. G. Scoppettone, S. Swanson, and P. L. Wagner. 2003. Flows for floodplain forests: A successful riparian restoration. BioScience 53:647-656.

Young, J. S., E. M. Ammon, P. J. Weisberg, T. E. Dilts, W. E. Newton, D. C. Wong-Kone, and L. G. Heki. 2013. Comparison of bird community indices for riparian restoration planning and monitoring. Ecological Indicators 34:159-167. Download PDF.


Whimbrel / Photo: Greg Scyphers

Whimbrel / Photo: Greg Scyphers

GBBO Staff Presentations:

Ammon, E. M., J. Ballard, J. D. Boone, S. Espinosa, L. Neel, R. Phenix, and J. Young. 2012. Decision support from the Nevada Comprehensive Bird Conservation Plan. Powerpoint presentation at the Western Working Group meeting of Partners in Flight, Reno, NV. Download PDF.

Ammon, E. M. and J. D. Boone. 2014. Long-term declines in Pinyon Jays as a function of landscape-scale changes. Powerpoint presentation at the Western Field Ornithologists’ conference, San Diego, CA. Download PDF.

Ammon, E. M., J. D. Boone, and S. Merideth. 2014. Waterbird populations in western Great Basin terminal lakes. Powerpoint presentation at the Western Field Ornithologists’ meeting in San Diego, CA. Download PDF.

Ammon, E. M., and J. D. Boone. 2015. Habitat needs of pinyon-juniper birds. Powerpoint presentation at the Bi-State Sage-Grouse Management meeting, Minden, NV. Download PDF.

Boone, J. D. and C. Tomlinson. 2014. Statewide Golden Eagle nest site survey project update. Powerpoint presentation at the Desert Tortoise Council Annual Meeting and Symposium, Ontario, CA. Download PDF.

Fletcher, D. M., and A. Leist. 2014. Testing an assumption of the double-sampling method using riparian birds of the Lower Colorado River. Poster presented at the American Ornithologists’ Union conference, Estes Park, CO. Download PDF.

Harter, L., R. Benford, and R. P. Balda. 2008. Evidence of drought-induced evolution in the Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus). Poster presented at the Northern Arizona University Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Design, Flagstaff, AZ. Download PDF.