Jim Sedinger


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Professor

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 186
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-6556
Fax: 784-4583

Email: jsedinger@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 224
Personal Web: http://www.ag.unr.edu/sedinger
 
 
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EDUCATION
B.S. 1971 University of Washington
Ph.D. 1983 University of California, Davis

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

The study of life-histories, population biology and nutritional ecology of avian species, particularly waterfowl.  Application of such knowledge to the management of wetlands, waterfowl and other avian populations and to the training of students.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1970    Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society).

1987    Plenary speaker, Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Breeding Waterfowl, Winnipeg, NM.

1991    Plenary speaker, Alaska Bird Conference and Workshop, Anchorage, AK.

1993    Elective Member, American Ornithologists' Union.

1995    Plenary speaker, Eighth North American Arctic Goose Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

1996     Plenary speaker, Ducks Unlimited Symposium on status of North American Waterfowl, Memphis, TN.

1998    Plenary speaker, Ninth North American Arctic Goose Conference, Victoria, B.C.

1998    Ducks Unlimited Professional Achievement Award (Professional/Technical category)

1998 Plenary speaker, Ninth North American Arctic Goose Conference, Victoria, B.C.

2003 Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Leach, A. G., Sedinger, J. S. 2016, Male breeding experience not mate familiarity, affects reproductive output in Black Brant geese., Behavioral Ecology, 27, 1851-1858   View item.
Sedinger, J. S., Nicolai, C., VanDellen, A., Leach, A., Wilson, H., Anthony, R. 2016, Predation and reduced grazing interact to reduce recruitment and population growth in a small herbivore., Condor, 118, 433-444   View item.
Sedinger, J. S., VanDellen, A. W., Leach, A. G., Riecke, T. V. 2016, Ultimate regulation of fecundity in species with precocial young: declining marginal value of offspring with increasing brood size does not explain maximal clutch size in black brent geese., Oecologia   View item.
Mills, J., S., Sedinger, J. S. 2015, Archiving primary data: solutions for long-term studies., Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 30, 581-589.  
Pakala, J., Norris, R., Sedinger, J. S., Newman, A. 2015, Experimental effects of early-life corticosterone on the HPA axis and pre-migratory behavior in a wild songbird., Functional Ecology, 29,   View item.
McKee, C., Stewart, K., Sedinger, J. S., Bush, A., Darby, N., Hughson, D., Bleich, V. 2015, Spatial distribution and resource selection by mule deer in an arid environment: responses to provision of water., Journal of Arid Environments, 122, 76-84.  
Blomberg, E. J., Gibson, D. V., Sedinger, J. S., Coates, P., Casazza, M. 2014, Carry-over effects and climatic conditions influence the post-fledging survival of greater sage-grouse., Ecology and Evolution, 4, 4488–4499.  
Sedinger, J. S., Alisauskas, R. T. 2014, Cross-seasonal effects and the dynamics of waterfowl populations., Wildfowl Special Issue, 4, 277-304.  
Gibson, D. V., Blomberg, E. J., Atamian, M. T., Sedinger, J. S. 2014, Lek fidelity and movement among leks by male Greater Sage-grouse: a capture-mark-recapture approach., Ibis, 156, 729-740.  
Nicolai, C. A., Sedinger, J. S., Ward, D. H., Boyd, W. S. 2014, Spatial variation in life-history trade-offs results in an ideal free distribution in Black Brant Geese., Ecology, 95, 1323-1331.  
Blomberg, E. J., Sedinger, J. S., Nonne, D. V., Atamian, M. T. 2013, Annual male lek attendance influences count-based population indices of Greater sage-grouse., Journal of Wildlife Management, 77, 1583-1592.  
Lackey, C. W., Beckman, J. P., Sedinger, J. S. 2013, Bear historic ranges revisited: documenting the increase of a once extirpated population in Nevada., Journal of Wildlife Management, 77, 812-820.  
Blomberg, E. J., Wolff, P. L., Sedinger, J. S. 2013, Geographic variation in liver metal concentrations of Greater Sage-grouse., Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 4, 298-302.  
Lindberg, M. S., Sedinger, J. S., Lebreton, J. D. 2013, Individual heterogeneity in black brant survival and recruitment with implications for harvest dynamics., Ecology and Evolution, 3, 4045–4056.  
Blomberg, E. J., Nonne, D. V., Atamian, M. T., Sedinger, J. S. 2013, Seasonal reproductive costs contribute to reduced survival of female greater sage-grouse., Journal of Avian Biology, 44, 149-158.  
Blomberg, E. J., J. S. Sedinger, M. T. Atamian, and D. V. Nonne. 2012, Characteristics of climate and landscape disturbance influence the dynamics of greater sage-grouse populations., Ecosphere 3:1-20.  
Sedinger, J. S., E. J. Blomberg, A. W. VanDellen, and S. Byers. 2012, Environmental and population strain effects on survival of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in Walker Lake, Nevada: a Bayesian approach., North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:515-522.  
Sedinger, J. S., and M. P. Herzog. 2012, Harvest and dynamics of duck populations., Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1108-1116.  
Sedinger, J. S., Schamber, J. L., Ward, D. H., Nicolai, C. A., Conant, B. 2011, Carryover effects associated with winter location affect fitness, social status, and population dynamics in a long distance migrant, American Naturalist, 178, E110-E123   View item.
Lemons, P. R., Sedinger, J. S., Randle, P. S. 2011, Detecting conspecific brood parasitism using egg morphology in Black Brant, Journal of Avian Biology, 42, 282-288   View item.
Lemons, P. R., Sedinger, J. S., Randle, P. S. 2011, Egg size mimicry by an intraspecific brood parasite, Behavioral Ecology, 22, 696-700   View item.
Crampton, L. H., Sedinger, J. S. 2011, Nest habitat selection by the Phainopeplas: congruence across spatial scales but not habitat types, Condor, 113, 209-222   View item.
Sedinger, J. S., Nicolai, C. A. 2011, Recent trends in first-year survival for Black Brant breeding in southwestern Alaska, Condor, 113, 511-517   View item.
Atamian, M., Sedinger, J. S., Heaton, J. S., Blomberg, E. 2010, Assessment of Brood Rearing Habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse in Nevada., Journal of Wildlife Management, 74, 1533-1543.  
Crampton, L., Longland, W., Murphy, D., Sedinger, J. S., 2010, Food abundance determines distribution and density of a frugivorous bird across seasons., Oikos, 119  
Sedinger, J. S., White, G. C., Espinosa, S., Partee, E. T., Braun, C. E. 2010, Harvest and survival of greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus in Nevada and Colorado., Journal of Wldlife Management, 74, 326–332.  
Lemons, P. R., Sedinger, J. S., Herzog, M. P., Gipson, P. L., Gilliland, R. L. 2010, Landscape effects on diets of two canids in northwest Texas: a multinomial modeling approach., Journal of Mammalogy, 91, 66-78.  
Lemons, P. R., Sedinger, J. S., Herzog, M. P., Gipson, P. L., Gilliland, R. L. 2010, Landscape effects on diets of two canids in northwest Texas: a multinomial modeling approach., Journal of Mammalogy, 91.  
Atamian, M. T., Sedinger, J. S. 2009, Balanced primary sex ratio in a Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) population., Auk, 126.  
Kolada, E., Casazza, M., Sedinger, J. S. 2009, Ecological factors influencing nest survival of greater sage-grouse in Mono County, California., Journal of Wildlife Management, 73, 1341-1347.  
Sedinger, J. S., Chelgren, N. D., Ward, D. H., Lindberg, M. S. 2008, Fidelity and breeding probability related to population density and individual quality in black brent geese (Branta bernicla nigricans)., Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 702-712.  
Book Reviews
Sedinger, J. S. 2008, The Secret Lives of Barnacle Geese-a review of wild goose dilemmas., Wildlife Professional, 2, 48-49.