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Student Publications (*Student Author)

Notarianni, N*.  A. Haines, J. Zeyzus and C. Hauer. In Review.  Acoustic surveys for rare bat species at   Lehigh Gap Nature Center and other natural sites along the Kittatinny ridge.  From Superfund Site to Wildlife Refuge: A Story of Ecological Restoration at the Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania.  A Publication of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science.  

Tirado, S.* 2022. Comparison of small mammal trap for conducting biological surveys. Made in Millersville Journal. 

Notarianni, N*.  A. Haines, J. Zeyzus and J. Chenger. 2021.  Acoustic bat survey kiosk for public   outreach and research.  Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 94: 60-72. (E-mail for Paper Copy)  

Haines, A. Leu, M, D. Costante*, T.C. Treakle, C. Parenti*, J. Miller, J. Malcom.  2021. Benchmark for the ESA: Having a Backbone is Good for Recovery.  Frontiers in Conservation Science. 10.3389/fcosc.2021.630490.  

Notarianni, N.* A. Haines. 2020.  Hawk Mountain Kiosk Allows Visitors to Survey for Rare Bats.  Hawk Mountain News 133: 14-17.

Leu, M., A. Haines, C. Rachel*, C. Check*, D. Costante*, J. Evans, M. Hollingsworth*, I. Ritrovato*, Rydberg*, A. Sandercock*, K. Thomas* and T. Treakle*.  2019 Temporal Evaluation of Threats to Listed Species to Improve Wildlife Conservation Efforts.  Conservation Science & Practice 1: e78.

*Bridgehouse, T., Grace Nussbaum*, and A. M. Haines.  2018.  Longevity of hair dyes used for small mammal research.  Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 92: 68-74.

Haines, A.M., *A. M. Fetterolf, *M. G. Griffin, *T. A. Conrad and S. M. Kennedy.  2017.  Use of soil chemical analysis to detect commercial wildlife game baits.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 11:208-216. 

Haines, A. M., S. Webb and *F. Meshe.  2016.  A Survey of Wildlife Law Enforcement Needs: Nearly 40 Years Later.  The Wildlife Professional.  October: 34-36. 

*Wolfgang, A. and A. M., Haines.  2016.  Testing automated call recognition software for winter bird vocalizations.  Northeastern Naturalist 23: 249-258. 

*Kessler, A.J., J. Rutt*, S. Moyer*, K. Lopez* and A. Haines.  2016.    A study of home range size and habitat preference of pen-raised ring-neck pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) released at Lancaster County Central Park.  Final Report, Lancaster County Central Park. 

Baker, J. R., Adams, D., *Andrews M., Betler, L., Brackern T., Braune, K., *Frye, B., *Fulton, N., Layden, T., *Scott, K., *Sell, M., *Way, S., *Yuditsky, K and Haines, A. M.  2015.  Rapid biological assessment of terrestrial vertebrate species at Wallops Island National Wildlife.  Final Report, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.      

*Strauser, K. and A. H. Haines.  2014.  Detection of urine-based deer lures to mitigate CWD transmission in Pennsylvania.  Keystone Journal of Undergraduate Research 2:1-7.

Haines, A. M., M. Zak*, K. Hammond*, J. M. Scott, D. D. Goble, and J. L. Rachlow. 2013.  Uncertainty in population estimates for endangered animals and improving the recovery process.  Animals 3: 745-753.

Haines, A. M. and T. Nauman*.  2013.  Soil test signals deer baiting (Field Notes).  The Wildlife Professional 7:68. 

Student Scientific Presentations 

National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 2022. Virtual. Impacts of Invasive Species on Threatened and Endangered Animals and Plants (Student Oral Presentation Cameala Freed and Gina Salerni).

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. 2022. Virtual. Stop the Invasion: An Analysis of Invasive Species Impacts on T&E Species (Best Undergraduate Student Presentation Cameala Freed and Gina Salerni).

76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Virtual Conference.  2021.  Virtual. Quantifying the Impacts of Invasive Species on Federally Listed Animal Species in the US (Student Poster Presentation Emily Ritter and Lauren Bleyer).

27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society.   2020.  Virtual.  Temporal Analysis of Threats Impacting Federally Protected Species (Student Oral Presentation Delaney Costante and Grace Smoot).  Invasive Species Impacts on Threatened and Endangered Taxa (Student Poster Presentation Emily Ritter and Lauren Bleyer).  Remote Acoustic Surveys to Detect Bat Activity along the Kittatinny Ridge of Pennsylvania (Student Poster Presentation Nicole Notarianni).

50th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.   2019.  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  Citizen science surveys for rare bat species in Pennsylvania (Second Place for Best Student Oral Presentation, Carter Farmer).  Identification of the most perilous areas for wildlife in the continental United States (Student Poster Presentation. Grace Smoot and Jason Malkowski).

Northeastern Bat Working Group.  2019.  State College, PA.  Citizen Science Acoustic Surveillance for Pennsylvania Bat Species of Concern (Student Oral Presentation Carter Farmer).

25th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society.   2018.  Cleveland, Ohio.  Temporal Analysis of Threats Impacting Federally Protected Species (Student Oral Presentation Delaney Costante and Grace Smoot).

49th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.  2018. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.  Do small mammals prey switch during the winter? An evaluation of invertebrate prey availability in the subfolium level of the forest floor (Second Place for Best Student Oral Presentation; Natalie Auman and Courtland Hess). Temporal analysis of threats impacting federally protected species (Student Oral Presentation Delaney Costante). Plausibility of a student-run hawkwatch site at Millersville University (Student Poster Presentation Rachel Davies).  Documenting success: recovery of species for the Endangered Species Act (Student Poster Presentation Carli Parenti and Olivia Rosensteel).

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. 2018. State College, PA.  Acoustic survey of rare bat species at Lancaster County Conservancy Preserves (Student Oral Presentation Carter Farmer).  Temporal analysis of threats impacting federally protected species (Student Oral Presentation Delaney Costante).

4th Annual PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in STEM.  2017.  Millersville University, Pennsylvania.  Quantifying threats to endangered species to improve conservation efforts (Student Oral Presentation Delaney Costante).

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting.  2017.  Entriken, PA.  Testing the effectiveness of small mammal identifiable markers in the field (Student Poster Presentation Tyler Bridgehouse). 

47th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.  2017.  Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  Against the current – quantifying threats facing threatened and endangered fish taxa (Student Poster Presentation Delaney Costante). 

22nd Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society.  2016.  Raleigh, North Carolina.   *Endangered Hawaii: Assessing Threats That Impact Federally Listed Species in This Biologically Unique Area.  *Quantifying factors that impact federally listed threatened and endangered species (First Place Student Research Poster Award to Kayli Thomas, Delaney Costante & Alex Sandercock).

47th Annual Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.  2016.  Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  Assessing threats that impact federally listed threatened and endangered species (Second Place for Best Student Oral Presentation Kayli Thomas & Alex Sandercock).  Species Database of Roddy Pond (2010-2014) (Student Poster Presentation Leah Schwartz).

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting.  2016.  State College, Pennsylvania.  A Study of Research-Based Education in Creating an Interactive Learning Environment (Student Oral Presentation Anthony Kessler).

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting. 2015. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Identification of Areas Baited for Wildlife Using Chemical Analysis (Student Oral Presentation Angela Fetterolf).  Survey of Wildlife Conservation Officers to Assess Research Needs (Student Poster Presentation Folake Meshe).  Radio tracking Ring-necked Pheasants (Student Poster Presentation Amanda Isabella).

21st Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society.  2014.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Identification of Areas Baited for Odocoileus virginianis Using Chemical Analysis (Student Poster Presentation Meta Griffin and Tristan Conrad).  Automated Detection and Identification of Winter Bird Vocalizations (Student Poster Presentation Andrew Wolfgang).

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting. 2014. Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania. Identification of Areas Baited for Odocoileus virginianis Using Chemical Analysis (Student Poster Presentation Meta Griffin and Tristan Conrad). Automated Detection and Identification of Winter Bird Vocalizations (Student Poster Presentation Andrew Wolfgang).

PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in STEM.  2013.  Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania.  Uncertainty in Population Estimates for Endangered Animals and Improving the Recovery Process (Third Place Best Student Oral Presentation Matt Zak). 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting.  2013.  Clarion University, Pennsylvania.  The need to incorporate uncertainty into recovery goals for endangered birds and mammals (Student Poster Presentation Matt Zak).  Detection of Deer Urine-based Lures To Mitigate Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (Student Poster Presentation Ken Strauser).

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Pennsylvania Biological Survey Annual Meeting.  2013.  State College, Pennsylvania.  The need to incorporate uncertainty into recovery goals for endangered bird species (Student Poster Presentation Matt Zak).

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