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R. A. Vanausdall, S. J. Dinsmore, "Stopover ecology of the least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) in Iowa: implications for reservoir management", Lake and Reservoir Management, pp. 1-13, 2021. PDF

A. L. Sylvia, S. J. Dinsmore, M. J. Weber, "Tournament and non-tournament anglers have little effect on a largemouth bass population compared to natural mortality", Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2021. PDF


Jeffrey R. Walters, Ashley A. Dayer, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Matthew H. Godfrey, Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor, Erica Nol, Stanley R. Riggs, "Evaluating Past and Present Management of Beach-Nesting Wildlife Species at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore" 2020. PDF

E. P. Gaines, S. J. Dinsmore, M.T. Murphy, "Effects of management for productivity on adult survival of Snowy Plovers", Journal of Field Ornithology, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 130-141, 2020. PDF

P. G. McGovern, S. J. Dinsmore, J. A. Blanchong, "Survival of white-tailed deer fawns in central Iowa", Public Library of Science, Plos one, vol. 15 no. 3, pp. e0229242, 2020. PDF

R. A. Vanausdall, S. J. Dinsmore, "Detection and density of breeding marsh birds in Iowa wetlands", Plos one, Public Library of Science, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. e0227825, 2020. PDF

R. Silcock, S. L. Schwartz, J. U. Carlini, S. J. Dinsmore, "Song type variations of Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) and their geographic distributions", bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2020. PDF

A. Janke, B. West, S. Dinsmore, "Iowa's Forest Birds", Digital Repository, 2020. PDF


A. K. Pierce, S. J. Dinsmore, M. B. Wunder, "Decreased nest survival associated with low temperatures in a high-elevation population of Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)", The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 131, no. 3, pp. 502-513, 2019. PDF

R. A. Vanausdall, S. J. Dinsmore, "Impacts of shallow lake restoration on vegetation and breeding birds in Iowa", Wetlands, vol. 39 no. 4, pp. 865-877, 2019. PDF

C. Behrens, Z. J. Ruff, T. M. Harms, S. J. Dinsmore, "Predator density influences nest attendance of Yellow‐headed Blackbirds Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus", Ibis, vol. 161 no. 3, pp. 679-685, 2019. PDF

R. A. Vanausdall, S. J. Dinsmore, "Habitat associations of migratory waterbirds using restored shallow lakes in Iowa", Waterbirds, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 135-153, 2019. PDF

K. E. Kinkead, T. M. Harms, S. J. Dinsmore, P. W. Frese, K. T. Murphy, "Design implications for surveys to monitor monarch butterfly population trends", Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, no. 195, 2019. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, R. A. Vanausdall, K. T. Murphy, K. E. Kinkead, P. W. Frese, "Patterns of monarch site occupancy and dynamics in Iowa", Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 169, 2019. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, "Population Biology", The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers, pp. 245-276, 2019. PDF

Jennifer E. Swanson, Clay L. Pierce, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Kelly L. Smalling, Mark W. Vandever, Timothy W. Stewart, Erin Muths, "Factors influencing anuran wetland occupancy in an agricultural landscape", Herpetologica, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 47-56, 2019. PDF


J. E. Swanson, Muths, E., Pierce, C. L., Dinsmore, S. J., Vandever, M. W., Hladik, M. L., and Smalling, K. L., “Exploring the amphibian exposome in an agricultural landscape using telemetry and passive sampling”, Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2018. PDF

K. E. Schilling and Dinsmore, S., “Monitoring the wildlife, hydrology and water quality of drained wetlands of the Des Moines Lobe, Northern Iowa: introduction to special feature”, Wetlands, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 207-210, 2018. PDF

K. T. Murphy and Dinsmore, S. J., “Waterbird use of sheetwater wetlands in Iowa’s Prairie Pothole Region”, Wetlands, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 211-219, 2018. PDF

T. M. Harms, S. J. Dinsmore, "Optimizing surveys for marsh songbirds: does timing matter?", Journal of Field Ornithology, vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 276-286, 2018. PDF

M. E. Kornegay, A. N. M. Wiewel, J. A. Collazo, J. F. Saracco, S. J. Dinsmore, "Improving our understanding of demographic monitoring: avian breeding productivity in a tropical dry forest", Journal of Field Ornithology, vol. 89, no. 3, pp. 258-275, 2018. PDF

B. Caswell, T. Schilke, S. J. Dinsmore, "Merlins nesting in eastern Iowa", Iowa Ornithologists’Union, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 135, 2018. PDF

R. Vanausdall, S. Dinsmore, K. Kinkead, P. Frese, "Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Program at the ISU Been and North Woodruff Farms", Farm Progress Reports, vol. 2017, no. 1, pp. 149, 2018. PDF


R. Bentzen, Dinsmore, S., Liebezeit, J., Robards, M., Streever, B., and Zack, S., “Assessing development impacts on Arctic nesting birds using real and artificial nests”, Polar Biology, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 1527-1536, 2017. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, Gaines, E. P., Pearson, S. F., Lauten, D. J., and Castelein, K. A., “Factors affecting Snowy Plover chick survival in a managed population”, The Condor: Ornithological Applications, vol. 119, no. 1, pp. 34-43, 2017. PDF

A. K. Pierce, Dinsmore, S. J., Jorgensen, D., and Wunder, M. B., “Migration routes and timing of Mountain Plovers revealed by geolocators”, Journal of Field Ornithology, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 30-38, 2017. PDF

T. M. Harms, Murphy, K. T., Lyu, X., Patterson, S. S., Kinkead, K. E., Dinsmore, S. J., and Frese, P. W., “Using landscape habitat associations to prioritize areas of conservation action for terrestrial birds”, PloS one, vol. 12, no. 3, p. e0173041, 2017. PDF

J. A. Blanchong, W. J. Reiter-Marolf, S. J. Dinsmore, "Mercury Exposure in Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Admitted for Rehabilitation in Iowa, USA", Journal of wildlife diseases, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 393-395, 2017. PDF

John Faaborg, Kimberly G. Smith, Stephen J. Dinsmore, William E. Davis, Jr, Dana Morris, Ernesto Ruelas Inzunza, Andrew T. Kinslow, "Ornithological literature", The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 1, pp. 222-232, 2017. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, "Birds of Montana", The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 1, pp. 223, 2017. PDF

P. D. B. Skrade, S. J. Dinsmore, C. M. Vleck, "Testosterone and prolactin levels in incubating Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus)", The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 1, pp. 176-181, 2017. PDF

W. J. Reiter-Marolf, S. J. Dinsmore, J. A. Blanchong, "Environmental contaminants in excrement of Iowa's nesting and wintering Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)", The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 129, no. 1, pp. 148-154, 2017. PDF


W. J. Reiter‐Marolf, Dinsmore, S. J., and Blanchong, J. A., “An evaluation of excrement as an alternative to blood for characterizing lead exposure in bald eagles”, Wildlife Society Bulletin, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 174-180, 2016. PDF

K. Weintraub, T George, L., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Nest survival of tricolored blackbirds in California's Central Valley”, The Condor: Ornithological Applications, vol. 118, no. 4, pp. 850-861, 2016. PDF

J. I. Irizarry, Collazo, J. A., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Occupancy dynamics in human‐modified landscapes in a tropical island: implications for conservation design”, Diversity and Distributions, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 410-421, 2016. PDF

T. M. Harms and Dinsmore, S. J., “Spatial scale matters when modeling avian co‐occurrence”, Ecosphere, vol. 7, no. 6, p. e01288, 2016. PDF

Stephen J. Dinsmore, "Book Review: Better Birding: Tips, Tools, and Concepts for the Field. George L. Armistead and Brian L. Sullivan", The Prairie Naturalist, vol. 47, pp. 62–63, 2016. PDF

S. S. Patterson, S. J. Dinsmore, K. E. Kinkead, "A paper to be submitted to Journal of Insect Conservation", Local and landscape effects on population dynamics of birds and butterflies in Iowa, vol. 1001, pp. 6, 2016. PDF

Zachary J. Ruff, Stephen J. Dinsmore, "Survival of Dependent Mountain Plover (Charadrius Montanus) Chicks in Montana", Breeding Ecology of the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Phillips County, Montana, pp.79, 2016. PDF

Zachary J. Ruff, Stephen J. Dinsmore, "A Model-Based Approach to Estimating Nest Detection Probability", Breeding Ecology of the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Phillips County, Montana, pp. 7, 2016. PDF

Z. J. Ruff, S. J. Dinsmore, "Mountain Plover (Charadrius Montanus) Nest Spacing Patterns in Montana", Breeding Ecology of the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus) in Phillips County, Montana, pp. 39, 2016. PDF


M. A. Colwell, Hurley, S. J., Hall, J. N., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Age-related survival and behavior of Snowy Plover chicks”, 2015. PDF

T. M. Harms and Dinsmore, S. J., “Density, abundance, and habitat associations of the inland swamp sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana Georgiana) in Iowa”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 127, no. 4, pp. 670-677, 2015. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, P. Rust, R. Hardy, T. J. Ross, S. Stephenson, S. Young, "Kootenai River juvenile white sturgeon population analysis", Unpubl. final report to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Boise, ID and the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR. USA, pp. 1-37, 2015. PDF


R. R. Conover, Dinsmore, S. J., and L Burger, W., “Effects of set-aside conservation practices on bird community structure within an intensive agricultural landscape”, The American Midland Naturalist, vol. 172, no. 1, pp. 61-76, 2014. PDF

T. M. Harms, Kinkead, K. E., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Evaluating the effects of landscape configuration on site occupancy and movement dynamics of odonates in Iowa”, Journal of insect conservation, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 307-315, 2014. PDF

K. M. Alverson and Dinsmore, S. J., “Factors affecting Burrowing Owl occupancy of prairie dog colonies”, 2014. PDF

T. M. Harms and Dinsmore, S. J., “Influence of season and time of day on marsh bird detections”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 30-38, 2014. PDF

M. K. Gillespie and Dinsmore, S. J., “Nest survival of Red-winged Blackbirds in agricultural areas developed for wind energy”, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 197, pp. 53-59, 2014. PDF

T. H. White Jr, Collazo, J. A., Dinsmore, S. J., and Llerandi-Román, I., “Niche restriction and conservatism in a Neotropical psittacine: The Case of the Puerto Rican Parrot”, Habitat loss: causes, effects on biodiversity and reduction strategies. New York: Nova Science, pp. 1-83, 2014. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, Lauten, D. J., Castelein, K. A., Gaines, E. P., and Stern, M. A., “Predator exclosures, predator removal, and habitat improvement increase nest success of Snowy Plovers in Oregon, USA”, The Condor: Ornithological Applications, vol. 116, no. 4, pp. 619-628, 2014. PDF

L. M. Koczur, Munters, A. E., Heath, S. A., Ballard, B. M., M Green, C., Dinsmore, S. J., and Hernández, F., “Reproductive success of the American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) in Texas”, Waterbirds, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 371-381, 2014. PDF

Kevin T. Murphy, Stephen J. Dinsmore, "Stopover dynamics of fall migrant Pectoral Sandpipers in Iowa", Wader Study Group Bulletin, vol. 121, pp. 186-192, 2014. PDF


M. A. Colwell, Pearson, W. J., Eberhart-Phillips, L. J., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Apparent survival of snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) varies with reproductive effort and year and between sexes”, 2013. PDF

M. K. Gillespie and Dinsmore, S. J., “Breeding Bird Responses to Wind Turbines in an Agricultural Landscape”, Bird and bat responses to wind energy development in Iowa, vol. 5, 2013.

M. C. Dzul, Quist, M. C., Dinsmore, S. J., D Gaines, B., and Bower, M. R., “Coarse-scale movement patterns of a small-bodied fish inhabiting a desert stream”, Journal of freshwater ecology, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 27-38, 2013. PDF

P. D. B. Skrade and Dinsmore, S. J., “Egg crypsis in a ground‐nesting shorebird influences nest survival”, Ecosphere, vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 1-9, 2013. PDF

P. D. B. Skrade and Dinsmore, S. J., “Egg-size investment in a bird with uniparental incubation by both sexes”, The Condor, vol. 115, no. 3, pp. 508-514, 2013. PDF

T. M. Harms and Dinsmore, S. J., “Habitat associations of secretive marsh birds in Iowa”, Wetlands, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 561-571, 2013. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “Mountain Plover responses to deltamethrin treatments on prairie dog colonies in Montana”, Ecotoxicology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 415-424, 2013. PDF

A. N. M. Wiewel, Dinsmore, S. J., and Collazo, J. A., “Nest survival and breeding biology of the Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis) in southwestern Puerto Rico”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 125, no. 4, pp. 720-730, 2013. PDF

J. A. Collazo, Fackler, P. L., Pacifici, K., Jr, T. H. White, Llerandi‐Roman, I., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Optimal allocation of captive‐reared Puerto Rican parrots: Decisions when divergent dynamics characterize managed populations”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 1124-1134, 2013. PDF

M. Christina Dzul, Dinsmore, S. James, Quist, M. Carl, Gaines, D. Bailey, Wilson, K. Patrick, Bower, M. Roy, and Dixon, P. Michael, “A simulation model of the Devils Hole pupfish population using monthly length-frequency distributions”, Population ecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 325-341, 2013. PDF

M. C. Dzul, Dixon, P. M., Quist, M. C., Dinsmore, S. J., Bower, M. R., Wilson, K. P., and D Gaines, B., “Using variance components to estimate power in a hierarchically nested sampling design”, Environmental monitoring and assessment, vol. 185, no. 1, pp. 405-414, 2013. PDF

Maria Christina Dzul, Stephen James Dinsmore, Michael Carl Quist, Daniel Bailey Gaines, Kevin Patrick Wilson, Michael Roy Bower, Philip Michael Dixon, "A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing: A language and environment for statistical computing, 2008", Population ecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 325-341, 2013. PDF

Maria Christina Dzul, Stephen James Dinsmore, Michael Carl Quist, Daniel Bailey Gaines, Kevin Patrick Wilson, Michael Roy Bower, Philip Michael Dixon, "PhotoMeasure user guide PhotoMeasure user guide, 2009", Population ecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 325-341, 2013. PDF

Maria Christina Dzul, Stephen James Dinsmore, Michael Carl Quist, Daniel Bailey Gaines, Kevin Patrick Wilson, Michael Roy Bower, Philip Michael Dixon, "Devils Hole ecosystem monitoring plan. Death Valley National Park Devils Hole ecosystem monitoring plan. Death Valley National Park, 2009", Population ecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 325-341, 2013. PDF

Maria Christina Dzul, Stephen James Dinsmore, Michael Carl Quist, Daniel Bailey Gaines, Kevin Patrick Wilson, Michael Roy Bower, Philip Michael Dixon, "Quantitative conservation biology: theory and practice of population viability analysis", Population ecology, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 325-341, 2013. PDF


M. Bomberger Brown, Dinsmore, S. J., and Brown, C. Robert, Birds of South Western Nebraska: An Annotated Check-list of Species in the North and South Platte River Valleys and at Lake McConaughy. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, 2012.

T. M. Harms and Dinsmore, S. J., “Density and abundance of secretive marsh birds in Iowa”, Waterbirds, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 208-217, 2012. PDF

T. J. Hovick, Miller, J. R., Dinsmore, S. J., Engle, D. M., Debinski, D. M., and Fuhlendorf, S. D., “Effects of fire and grazing on grasshopper sparrow nest survival”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 76, no. 1, pp. 19-27, 2012. PDF

C. J. Gregory, Dinsmore, S. J., Powell, L. A., and Jorgensen, J. G., “Estimating the abundance of Long‐billed Curlews in Nebraska”, Journal of Field Ornithology, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 122-129, 2012. PDF

M. C. Dzul, D Gaines, B., Fischer, J. R., Quist, M. C., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Evaluation of Otoliths of Salt Creek Pupfish (Cyprinodon salinus) for use in Analyses of Age and Growth”, The Southwestern Naturalist, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 412-417, 2012. PDF

M. C. Dzul, Quist, M. C., Dinsmore, S. J., Dixon, P. M., Bower, M. R., Wilson, K. P., and D Gaines, B., “Identifying sources of error in surveys of Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis)”, The Southwestern Naturalist, pp. 44-50, 2012. PDF

P. D. B. Skrade and Dinsmore, S. J., “Incubation patterns of a shorebird with rapid multiple clutches, the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)”, Canadian journal of zoology, vol. 90, no. 2, pp. 257-266, 2012. PDF

A. T. Pearse, Kaminski, R. M., Reinecke, K. J., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Local and landscape associations between wintering dabbling ducks and wetland complexes in Mississippi”, Wetlands, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 859-869, 2012. PDF

T. M. Harms, Rasmussen, R. D., Kinkead, K. E., Bergthold, C. L., Frese, P., and Dinsmore, S. J., “New additions to Iowa Odonata”, Argia, vol. 24, pp. 30-31, 2012. PDF


M. R. Bower, Gaines, D. B., Wilson, K. P., Wullschleger, J. G., Dzul, M. C., Quist, M. C., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Accuracy and precision of visual estimates and photogrammetric measurements of the length of a small‐bodied fish”, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 138-143, 2011. PDF

R. R. Conover, Dinsmore, S. J., and L Jr, W. Burger, “Effects of conservation practices on bird nest density and survival in intensive agriculture”, Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, vol. 141, no. 1-2, pp. 126-132, 2011. PDF

C. J. Gregory, Dinsmore, S. J., Powell, L. A., and Jorgensen, J. G., “Nest survival of Long-billed Curlew in Nebraska”, 2011. PDF

M. A. Colwell, Meyer, J. J., Hardy, M. A., Mcallister, S. E., Transou, A. N., Levalley, R. R., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Western Snowy Plovers Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus select nesting substrates that enhance egg crypsis and improve nest survival”, Ibis, vol. 153, no. 2, pp. 303-311, 2011. PDF


S. M. Mullin, Colwell, M. A., Mcallister, S. E., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Apparent survival and population growth of Snowy Plovers in coastal northern California”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 74, no. 8, pp. 1792-1798, 2010. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, Wunder, M. B., Dreitz, V. J., and Knopf, F. L., “An assessment of factors affecting population growth of the Mountain Plover”, Avian Conservation and Ecology, vol. 5, no. 1, 2010. PDF

K. C. Hanson, DeVault, T. L., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Increased abundance and first breeding record of the neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) on the alluvial plain of Mississippi”, Southeastern naturalist, pp. 385-394, 2010. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Smith, M. D., “Mountain Plover responses to plague in Montana”, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 37-45, 2010. PDF

P. D. B. Skrade and Dinsmore, S. J., “Sex-related dispersal in the Mountain Plover (Charadrius montanus)”, The Auk, vol. 127, no. 3, pp. 671-677, 2010. PDF


D. R Holt, L Jr, W. Burger, Dinsmore, S. J., Smith, M. D., Szukaitis, S. J., and K Godwin, D., “Estimating duration of short‐term acute effects of capture handling and radiomarking”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 73, no. 6, pp. 989-995, 2009. PDF

A. T. Pearse, Reinecke, K. J., Dinsmore, S. J., and Kaminski, R. M., “Using simulation to improve wildlife surveys: wintering mallards in Mississippi, USA”, Wildlife Research, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 279-288, 2009. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, “Black Skimmer nest survival in Mississippi”, Waterbirds, pp. 24-29, 2008. PDF

T. M. Childers and Dinsmore, S. J., “Density and abundance of Mountain Plovers in northeastern Montana”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 120, no. 4, pp. 700-708, 2008. PDF

A. T. Pearse, Gerard, P. D., Dinsmore, S. J., Kaminski, R. M., and Reinecke, K. J., “Estimation and correction of visibility bias in aerial surveys of wintering ducks”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 808-813, 2008. PDF

A. T. Pearse, Dinsmore, S. J., Kaminski, R. M., and Reinecke, K. J., “Evaluation of an aerial survey to estimate abundance of wintering ducks in Mississippi”, The Journal of Wildlife Management, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 1413-1419, 2008. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “Influence of drought on annual survival of the Mountain Plover in Montana”, The Condor, vol. 110, no. 1, pp. 45-54, 2008. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Gilliam, J., “Magnificent Frigatebird at Spirit Lake”, Iowa Bird Life, vol. 78, pp. 49-50, 2008. PDF

D. J. Augustine, Dinsmore, S. J., Wunder, M. B., Dreitz, V. J., and Knopf, F. L., “Response of mountain plovers to plague-driven dynamics of black-tailed prairie dog colonies”, Landscape Ecology, vol. 23, no. 6, p. 689, 2008. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “Yellow-billed Loon at Saylorville Reservoir”, Iowa Ornithologists' Union, vol. 78, no. 1, p. 45, 2008. PDF


S. L. Hood and Dinsmore, S. J., “Abundance of Snowy and Wilson's Plovers in the lower Laguna Madre region of Texas”, Journal of field ornithology, vol. 78, no. 4, pp. 362-368, 2007. PDF

A. T. Pearse, Dorr, B. S., Dinsmore, S. J., and Kaminski, R. M., “Comparison of sampling strategies to estimate abundance of double-crested cormorants in western Mississippi”, Human-Wildlife Conflicts, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 27-34, 2007. PDF

S. L. Hood and Dinsmore, S. J., “The influence of habitat on nest survival of snowy and Wilson's plovers in the lower Laguna Madre region of Texas”, Studies in Avian Biology, no. 34, p. 124, 2007. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Dinsmore, J. J., “Modeling avian nest survival in program MARK”, Studies in Avian Biology, no. 34, p. 73, 2007. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Brees, A., “Mottled Duck at Saylorville Reservoir: First Iowa record”, Iowa Bird Life, vol. 77, pp. 32-34, 2007. PDF

J. D. Obrecht and Dinsmore, S. J., “Weather factors influencing winter roosts of American Crows in central Iowa”, Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, vol. 114, no. 1-4, pp. 35-39, 2007. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore and Farnsworth, A., “Changing Seasons: Weatherbirds”, North American Birds, vol. 60, no. 1, p. 14, 2006. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “Least Terns nesting in central Iowa”, Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, vol. 76, no. 4, p. 210, 2006. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Gilliam, J., “Royal Tern at Lake Rathbun”, Iowa Ornithologists' Union, vol. 76, no. 1, p. 57, 2006. PDF


J. G. Jorgensen and Dinsmore, S. J., “An assessment of the status of White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) in the Great Plains”, North American Birds, vol. 59, no. 3, p. 376, 2005. PDF

M. D. Smith, Barbour, P. J., Jr, L. W. Burger, and Dinsmore, S. J., “Breeding bird abundance and diversity in agricultural field borders in the Black Belt Prairie of Mississippi”, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, vol. 59. pp. 43-56, 2005.

M. D. Smith, Barbour, P. J., L Burger, W., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi”, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 258-270, 2005. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Knopf, F. L., “Differential parental care by adult Mountain Plovers, Charadrius montanus”, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 532-536, 2005. PDF

M. D. Chouinard, Kaminski, R. M., Gerard, P. D., and Dinsmore, S. J., “Experimental evaluation of duck nesting structures in Prairie Parkland Canada”, Wildlife Society Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 1321-1329, 2005. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, White, G. C., and Knopf, F. L., “Mountain plover population responses to black‐tailed prairie dogs in Montana”, The Journal of wildlife management, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 1546-1553, 2005. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Johnson, D. H., “Population analysis in wildlife biology”, Techniques for wildlife investigations and management, pp. 154-184, 2005.


W. M. Iko, Dinsmore, S. J., and Knopf, F. L., “Evaluating the use of morphometric measurements from museum specimens for sex determination in Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus)”, Western North American Naturalist, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 9, 2004. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and W Silcock, R., “Expansions”, North American Birds, vol. 58, pp. 324-330, 2004. PDF

J. J. Rotella, Dinsmore, S. J., and Shaffer, T. L., “Modeling nest-survival data: a comparison of recently developed methods that can be implemented in MARK and SAS”, Animal biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 187-205, 2004. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, White, G. C., and Knopf, F. L., “Annual survival and population estimates of Mountain Plovers in southern Phillips County, Montana”, Ecological Applications, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 1013-1026, 2003. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore and Fontaine, J. B., “The Changing Seasons: Winter of the half-hardies”, North American Birds, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 164-170, 2003.

S. J. Dinsmore and Collazo, J. A., “The influence of body condition on local apparent survival of spring migrant sanderlings in coastal North Carolina”, The Condor, vol. 105, no. 3, pp. 465-473, 2003. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “Population biology of mountain plovers in southern Phillips County, Montana”, 2003. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, “The Changing Seasons: Musings of a migrant birder”, North American Birds, vol. 56, pp. 270-276, 2002. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, White, G. C., and Knopf, F. L., "Advanced techniques for modeling avian nest survival", Ecology, vol. 83 no. 12, pp. 3476-3488, 2002. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore and Silcock, W. R., “The changing seasons”, North American Birds, vol. 55, pp. 398-405, 2001. PDF

S. J. Dinsmore, “First record of a Reddish Egret for Nebraska”, 2001. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, “First record of a Brambling for Nebraska”, 2000. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, Skagen, S. K., and Helmers, D. L., “Shorebirds: an overview for the prairie pothole joint venture”, 1999.

S. J. Dinsmore and Knopf, F. L., “Six-egg clutches of the Mountain Plover, Charadrius montanus”, Canadian Field-Naturalist, vol. 113, no. 3, pp. 516-517, 1999.


S. J. Dinsmore and Zaletel, H., “The Birds of Story County, Iowa”. SJ Dinsmore and H. Zaletel, 1998.

S. J. Dinsmore, Collazo, J. A., and Walters, J. R., “Seasonal numbers and distribution of shorebirds on North Carolina's Outer Banks”, The Wilson Bulletin, pp. 171-181, 1998. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, “Mountain Plover nest in Kimball County”, 1997. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, “Probable breeding of Black-headed Gulls in northwestern Iowa”, Iowa Bird Life, vol. 66, pp. 27-29, 1996.

S. J. Dinsmore, “Snowy Plovers in the Rainwater Basin”, 1996. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore, "Iowa wildlife viewing guide" Globe Pequot, 1995.


S. James Dinsmore, “Seasonal numbers, distribution, and population dynamics of shorebirds on the outer banks of North Carolina”, North Carolina State University, 1994.


S. J. Dinsmore and W Silcock, R., “First Record of a Ross' Gull for Nebraska”, 1993. PDF

J. J. Dinsmore and Dinsmore, S. J., “Range expansion of the great-tailed grackle in the 1900s”, Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 54-59, 1993. PDF


S. J. Dinsmore and Clark, W. R., “Food habits of the Northern Saw-whet Owl in central Iowa: effects of roost location”, Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 167-169, 1991. PDF


J. J. Dinsmore and Dinsmore, S. J., “Piping plover and least tern populations and habitat in western Iowa”. Department of Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, 1989. PDF