Kevin L. Berner

Kevin Berner

Title: Professor
Department:
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Studies
E-mail:
bernerkl@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Home Economics 002
Office Phone: 518 255-5252

Areas of expertise: bluebirds, tree swallows, and other cavity-nesting birds

Courses Taught: Wildilfe Management, Wildlife Techniques, Terrestrial Ecology, Natural History of the Vertebrates

Curriculum Vitae:

OVERVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

I have taught Fisheries and Wildlife classes at SUNY Cobleskill for since 1986. This included teaching eight different classes and their associated labs. Outside of the classroom I have advised the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. My bluebird research work has been conducted each year for the last 24 years. My bluebird work has lead to leadership roles at the county, state, and international level. I have given presentations on my research in eight states, two Canadian provinces, and in Bermuda.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

PROFESSOR 9/08-present, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: 9/91 8/08, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: 8/88 8/91, INSTRUCTOR: 11/86 8/88
SUNY College of Agriculture & Technology, Cobleskill, NY 12043. Served as a faculty member in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department. Taught Wildlife Management, Wildlife Techniques, Terrestrial Ecology, Natural History of the Vertebrates, Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Fisheries Management, Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar, Wildlife Photography, and Zoology. Developed extensive course guides for each of my classes, created dozens of PowerPoint presentations for classroom use, represented the major in meetings with prospective students, and served as advisor for students and the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Banded songbirds, obtained grants to conduct bluebird research and to purchase field equipment. Addressed international bluebird meetings, supervised work study students, and served as a tutor for Empire State College students. Supr.: Dr. John Foster, (518) 255 5243.
EDUCATION

Master of Science, University of Montana, Wildlife Biology, 1985

Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology, 1978

Associate of Applied Science, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Fisheries and Wildlife Technology, 1976
HIGHLIGHTS: Position Title and Institution (Current Position)

Originally appointed in 1986, I serve as Professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. Collegial and personal professional accomplishments during my tenure at SUNY Cobleskill include:

• Taught nine different classes and advised an average of 45 students each semester.

• Served as advisor to the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. I have taken students to conferences followed by field tours to view as many species of wildlife and ecosystems as possible in Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Maine, California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Nebraska. Each year I host a pig roast for Fisheries and Wildlife students, faculty, and staff at my home. I also host an annual event for female students in our curriculum where they can informally network with female professionals working in natural resources field.

• Campus committees: Curriculum, Academic Policies, Facilities & Space, Agriculture and Natural Resources School Reappointment Review, Agriculture and Natural Resources School Facilities Review, Davis Hall Rehabilitation, Judicial Board Appeals, Campus Selection Committee for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, Orientation, and was involved in developing and implementing the Summer Orientation program. I led student orientation groups for many summers.

• Campus Task Forces: Advising (head of sub-committee to identify impediments to effective advising), General Education, Information Literacy, UUP Workload, Old Quad Restoration, and Honors Program Development

• Campus Selection Committees: Wildlife faculty and departmental staff positions, Director of Admissions and Marketing, and Dean of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

• Conducted field research on bluebirds and developed an international reputation for expertise in cavity-nesting bird nest box design and control of predation at nest boxes. My work has been highlighted on National Public Radio and National Wildlife magazine.
HIGHLIGHTS: Position Title[s] and Institution[s] (Immediate & Past Position[s])

Prior to my current position I worked with four state and three federal natural resource agencies, a private environmental consulting company, and two Indian tribes doing wildlife and fisheries work.

• Conducted research on wildlife populations and habitats

• Planned and carried out wildlife, fish, and habitat management projects

• Studied white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn, grizzly bears, sage grouse, ring-necked pheasants, and colonial nesting waterbirds.
PRIMARY & SECONDARY TEACHING AND/OR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AREAS

My current primary teaching responsibilities involve classes in Wildlife Management, Wildlife Techniques, Terrestrial Ecology, and Natural History of the Vertebrates. Each of these courses includes both lecture and lab sections. These courses cover the biology and management of wild animals. My classes include extensive field work, research, and writing components.

I have taught seminars on Wildlife Photography and have the equipment and skills to teach such classes again.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society
Master Bird Bander, Permit No. 22344, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SENIOR TECHNICIAN: 5/87 8/87, 5/88 8/88
Ichthyological Associates, Box 249, Stamford, NY 12167
Conducted stream and lake surveys for a fisheries consulting firm as a crew leader. Used trap and gill nets, backpack and chain shocking units, electrofishing boats, and minnow traps. Identified, weighed, measured, and stocked fish, quantified instream flow, used motorboats and canoes, and documented field activities with a camcorder. Supr.: Terry Culp, (607) 652 3563.

BIOLOGIST’S AIDE: 8/86 10/86
Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 351 Astle, Green River, WY 82935
Independently collected wildlife data in an area with large energy reserves. Identified important seasonal ranges for elk, deer, moose, and antelope. Wrote a final completion report on work funded by energy companies, radio tracked elk and deer, classified ungulates, operated check stations, conducted hunter field checks, documented prairie dog distribution, trapped small mammals, and described vegetation conditions on winter ranges. Supr.: Elaine Raper, (307) 875 3223.

NONGAME BIOLOGIST’S AIDE: 5/86 8/86
Wyoming Game and Fish Department, 260 Buena Vista, Lander, WY 82520
Conducted censuses of nesting colonies of pelicans, cormorants, herons, egrets, ibis, gulls, and terns throughout Wyoming. Determined nesting success rates, food habits, and prey availability; collected eggs for analysis of pesticide and heavy metal levels, banded and marked birds, used canoes, rafts, and motorboats; and spotlighted for black footed ferrets. Supr.: Scott Findholt, (307) 332 2688.

GAME CHECK STATION ATTENDANT: 10/85 12/85
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department, Spurgin Rd., Missoula, MT 59801
Operated a big game check station collecting biological and hunter success data. Presented harvest reports in radio broadcasts. Supervised two volunteers each week. Conducted training sessions for student volunteers for six check stations. Supr.: John Firebaugh, (406) 542 5500.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT: 9/82 4/84, 9/84 3/85, 9/85 12/85
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of. Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Developed a research proposal to examine white tailed deer winter habitat selection. Trapped and radio collared deer; described forest structures, successional stages, and understory types preferred by deer; mapped habitat types and conducted pellet censuses. Obtained a National Rifle Association grant, utilized computers for data analysis and word processing, developed management recommendations, and wrote a thesis. Supr.: Dr. Bart O’Gara, (406) 243 5372.

CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN: 3/85 8/85
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Rt. 4, North Platte, NE 69101
Conducted research comparing pheasant nesting success between different agricultural systems. Captured and radioed pheasants, monitored seasonal and daily movements using telemetry, documented nest site selection and brood production. Mapped cover types, documented vegetation growth, evaluated transmitter systems, conducted nest searches, counted sharp-tailed grouse on breeding grounds, composed press releases, and used ATV’s. Supr.: Dr. Jim Mitchell, (402) 464 0641.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN (WILDLIFE): 5/84 9/84
Helena National Forest, 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, MT 59626
Served as a crew leader supervising three technicians. Classified, mapped, and described grizzly bear habitat components. Conducted a literature search, formulated field sampling procedures, and performed vegetation inventories. Documented habitat use and food habits of grizzly and black bears. Organized presentations and field trips for supervisory personnel, used word processors, and recommended management actions. Supr.: Carl Frounfelker, (406) 449 5082.

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT: 3/83 6/83
Zoology Department, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
Taught Ecology labs, demonstrated sampling techniques, and graded lab reports and exams. Led fieldwork involving aquatic invertebrates, electro fishing, bird behavior, vegetation description, and fire ecology. Supr.: Dr. George Briggs, (406) 243 5122.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN: 5/82 8/82
Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 632, Kemmerer, WY 83101
Established and read range condition, trend, and productivity transects. Mapped stock grazing patterns, identified plants and range sites, developed wildlife species lists, set live traps for golden eagles, and monitored eagle nests. Supr.: Harley Metz, (307) 877 3933.

BIOLOGICAL AID: 9/81 4/82, WILDLIFE CONTRACTOR: 6/81 9/81
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 170 N. 1st St., Lander, WY 82520
Collected data on forage production, utilization, and condition on big game winter ranges on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Examined pellet plots, conducted aerial game censuses, co-authored status reports, conducted a literature search, and created graphics for technical reports. Censused bald eagles and waterfowl, and collected baseline wildlife data. Supr.: Bruce Smith, (307) 332 2159.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN 1A: 3/81 5/81 and 3/79 5/79
Colorado Division of Wildlife, 317 W. Prospect, Ft. Collins, CO 80526
Sage grouse research: trapped, banded, and measured grouse; attached telemetry transmitters, and used radio location. Coordinated personnel completing strutting ground counts, monitored nesting success, conducted vegetation and pellet transects, maintained electrical equipment, and analyzed data using a computer. Supr.: Dr. Clait Braun, (303) 484 2836.

BIOLOGICAL AID: 11/80 3/81
White River National Forest, P.O. Box 948, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Compiled resource data for the forest plan, interacted with staff specialists, coded map data, and processed input for computer programs. Created graphics for an EIS, conducted a bald eagle census, and aided in trapping and transplanting bighorn sheep. Supr.: Don Murphy, (303) 945 5417.

BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIAN: 6/80 10/80 and 6/79 11/79
BIOLOGICAL AID (INTERN): 5/78 8/78
White River National Forest, P.O. Box 720, Eagle, CO 81631
Developed a peregrine falcon reintroduction proposal and helped design timber sales. Wrote the district wildlife management plan, environmental assessments, and annual progress reports. Prioritized wildlife management objectives, planned cooperative programs with the state, and documented browse utilization. Surveyed streams and riparian zones, identified sites and completed projects for fisheries habitat improvements. Read vegetation transects, located endangered plants, controlled noxious weeds, and repaired fences. Supervised technicians, interpreted aerial photographs, checked outfitter/guide permit compliance, controlled forest fires, and rehabilitated burn sites. Supr.: Paul Beels, (303) 328 6388.

WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN 1A: 12/79 5/80
Colorado Division of Wildlife, P.O. Box 252, Kremmling, CO 80459
Mule deer research: Studied heart rate, harassment, pellet census methods, and maintenance energy. Fed, weighed, and cared for tame deer; trapped, ear tagged, and collared wild deer; determined home ranges and used radio location. Experienced with snowmobiles, snowshoes, transcription, and data analysis. Supr.: David Freddy, (303) 724 3433.

SOCIAL IMPACT RESEARCHER: 6/76 8/76
Anthropology Dept., State University of NY, Binghamton, NY 13900
Participated in National Science Foundation research designed to develop a workable methodology for determining social impacts. Conducted personal interviews and library research; assisted in efforts to design, test, and refine our research methods. Supr.: Dr. Karen Michaelson, (607) 798 2737.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

The Wildlife Society (past Professional Development Committee member)

New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society

North American Bluebird Society (Research Chairman 1991-2003, Technical Advisory Committee, Bluebird Advisory Committee, Transcontinental Bluebird Trail Advisory Committee). As Research Chairman I was responsible for the selection of 68 grant recipients who were awarded $64,000 in grants over 12 years.
New York Bluebird Society (Research Chair, past Second Vice President, Speaker Committee for 2004 Annual Meeting of the North American Bluebird Society)

Schoharie County Bluebird Society (Past President, current Vice President, and Newsletter Editor 1988-2006)
REGIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

New York Bluebird Society (Research Chair, past Second Vice President, Speaker Committee for 2004 Annual Meeting of the North American Bluebird Society)

Schoharie County Bluebird Society (Past President, current Vice President, and Newsletter Editor 1988-2006)

Cave House Museum of Mining and Geology Board of Directors. Students and I have inventoried wildlife populations and habitats, controlled invasive species, and conducted censuses of bats on this site. We have also developed a wide variety of museum displays.

Wildlife Task Force for the New York Power Authority I have served with this group in an advisory capacity for many years. I represented SUNY on wildlife management issues on the site as well as managing their bluebird research trail. I write their annual reports on this bluebird trail for the Wildlife Habitat Council.

SUNY Cobleskill Fisheries and Wildlife Festival I have been involved with organizing and carrying out this event since its inception over a dozen years ago.

Jefferson Historical Society (active member at Board of Director’s meetings)

Rotary International (past member), Rural-Urban Community Service Committee

Cobleskill Richmondville High School indoor and outdoor track teams Served as the photographer for these teams at their meets and composed press releases about their events.

Middleburgh Summer Band I have performed with this group

Public speaking I frequently speak at local school classes and community group meetings

I worked with Terry Forsyth (Plant Science Department) to develop a landscape plan to attract wildlife to the Ryder Elementary School grounds

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS

Student Chapter Advisor of the Year (The Wildlife Society) (2009)

SUNY Cobleskill Agriculture and Natural Resources Distinguished Alumnus Award (2009)

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Research (2005)

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004)

John and Nora Lane Award (North American Bluebird Society, 2004)

Stuart Free Award (New York State Chapter of the Wildlife, 2004)

Outstanding Conservationist Award (New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2000)

Fran Hanes Memorial Award (New York State Bluebird Society, 2002)

Elon Eaton Memorial Award (New York Federation of Bird Clubs, 1996)

Honor Societies: Xi Sigma Pi, Orange Key

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Public presentations:

International Organizations
North American Bluebird Society Annual Meetings
Kearney, Nebraska, 2008
Kearney, Nebraska, 2003
Galena, Illinois, 2000
Regina, Saskatchewan, 1998
Hamilton, Ontario, 1996
Pine Mountain, Georgia, 1993
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1992
Hamilton, Bermuda, 1991
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1990

Canon Envirothon, Clyde, NY, 2007
BirdWatch America Trade Show, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998

State/Provincial groups
Missouri Bluebird Society, Jefferson City, 2007
New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Owego, 2007
North Carolina Bluebird Society, Fayetteville, 2002
Bluebird Recovery Program, Monticello, Minnesota, 2001
Bluebirds Across Nebraska, Kearney, 1999
New York State Bluebird Society (numerous presentations)
Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1999
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Managers meeting, Ithaca 1999
Ontario Eastern Bluebird Society, Hamilton 1994
Eastern Bird Banding Association, Painted Post, NY, 1993
“Partners in Teaching”, Tompkins-Cortland Comm. Coll. with Nancy Niles

New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 1992
New York Federation of Bird Clubs, Oneonta, NY, 1992
Bermuda Bluebird Society, Hamilton, 1990

Local groups (sample of talks given)
Worcester High School Environmental Science class, 2010
Dix Hall, SUNY Cobleskill (Amphibians), 2010
Howe Caverns (bat presentation), 2010
Jefferson Historical Society (Jefferson history presentation), 2009
Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology (bats), 2008
Albany Achievement Academy, 6-7th grade science classes, 2008
Schoharie County Conservation Association, Howes Cave, 2007
Golding Middle School 7th grade science classes (amphibians), 2008, 2007
Schoharie Elementary School, Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, 2007
Vroman’s Nose Preservation Association 2006
Stamford Earth Day, NY Power Authority, Blenheim, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999
Schoharie County Bluebird Society (1998-2005, numerous presentations)
Schoharie 4H Club, 2003
Conservation Field Days – 2009 Teen Town, NYPA 2008, 2006, SUNY Cobleskill, 2005 and numerous other years
Radez Elementary School Morning Program, Richmondville, 2002, 2000
Radez Elementary School classroom talks, Richmondville, 2003, 2001
Region 4 Conservation Council, Howes Cave, 2007, 2002, 2001, 2000
Discovering Careers in Science and Technology Camp, Cobleskill, 2002, 2000
Senior Citizens Summer Camp, Cobleskill, 2000
Shriner’s Club, Schoharie, 2000
ECOS (an environmental group), Schenectady 2000
The Wild Side radio show, Cobleskill, 1999
Delaware Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta 1999, Cooperstown 1994
Hudson Mohawk Bird Club, Delmar, 1999
Ray Briggs Award Ceremony with Governor Pataki, Delmar, 1998
Sheep Producer’s Seminar, Cobleskill, 1998
Office of the Aging Leadership Program, Central Bridge, 1998
Cub Scouts, Cobleskill, 1996
Middleburg Elementary School Earth Day, 1996
Camp SchoCo, Cobleskill, 1996, 1995
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Richmondville, 1995
Middleburg High School Environmental Studies class, 1995
Richfield Springs Garden Club, 1995
Jefferson Garden Club, 1995
Waterfowl Improvement Association, Greenwich, 1995
Capitol Region Consortium Faculty Development Day, Albany, 1995
Northeast Great Outdoors Show, Albany 1994, 1993
New York Power Authority Senior Citizen Appreciation Day, Blenheim, 1993
Canada Valley Audubon Society, Little Falls, 1993
Cobleskill Sunshine Fair, 1992
Burroughs Naturalist Club, Johnstown, 1992
Mine Kill State Park, Blenheim, 1992
Office for the Aging, 1992
Cobleskill Sunshine Fair, 1992
SUNY Cobleskill Travelogue series (national parks), 1991
Normanskill Bluebird Society, Princetown, 1991
SUNY Protect Your Environment Club, 1991
SUNY Junior High Career Fair, 1991
New York Power Authority Bluebird Day, 1991, 1990

Cobleskill Cheerio Club, 1991, 1990
Cobleskill 4H Club, 1992, 1990
Monday Night Club, Cobleskill, 1990
SUNY High School Career Exploration Camp, Cobleskill, 1990
Cornell In-Service Training for Agriculture Teachers, Cobleskill, 1990
Junior High Career Discovery Program for Agriculture, Cobleskill, 1990
Hudson Mohawk Bird Club, Delmar
Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville
Schoharie Senior Citizen’s Center
Cobleskill Senior Citizen’s Center
Cobleskill Rotary (several presentations, one in 1990)

SPONSORED PROJECTS (externally funded grants, contracts, entrepreneurial work)

Grants:
SUNY Cobleskill:
• Perkins grant
o A grant for 15 GPS systems ($4871) – 2006
• Student Government grant
o Purchase 2 GPS units ($1151) – 2001
• A grant for a slide projector (approx. $400)
• Graduate Research Initiative grants
o Hire student to update bluebird bibliography ($606) – 1999
o Hire student to evaluate nest box success in field ($935) – 1998
o Field nest box study ($550) – 1998
o Hire student for nest box field study ($1500) – 1989
• Faculty Student Association
o Purchase radio telemetry receiver ($2165) – 2000
o Freeze-drying machine repair ($1060) – 1999
• Professional development grants
o To attend annual meeting of The Wildlife Society ($511) – 2007
o To attend annual meeting of The Wildlife Society ($751) – 2005
o Travel grant to attend meeting of The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV ($195) – 2001
o Travel grant to attend meeting of The Wildlife Society, Nashville, TN, ($500) – 2000
o Faculty development grant ($395) – 1993
o Travel grant to attend North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference ($711) – 1993
o To attend annual meeting of The Wildlife Society ($719) – 1998
o Travel grant to give presentation at North American Bluebird Society in Gettysburg, PA and poster session in Missoula, MT ($750) – 1990

North American Bluebird Society
• Research grant ($406) – 1999
• Research grant ($740) – 1998
• Funding part of summer student internship ($500)

New York State Bluebird Society
• Student travel grant to North American Bluebird Society meeting in Kearney, NE ($1000) – 2008
• Summer student internship ($1000) – 1995
• Summer student internship ($1760) – 1993
• Summer student internship ($2000) – 1990
• Several research grants

Schoharie County Conservation Association
• Grant to sent students to annual meetings of The Wildlife Society in Tucson, AZ ($500) – 2007
• Grant to sent students to annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in Anchorage, AK ($500) – 2006
• Student summer internship ($500) – 1999
• Student pheasant research summer internship, ($2000) – 1995

West Fulton Rod and Gun Club
• Partial funding for student summer internship ($500) – 1999
• Research Fund for students ($500) – 1995

Bluebird Recovery Program of Minnesota
• Personal research grant ($450) – 1998
• Personal research grant ($400) – 1991
• Funding part of student summer internship ($525) – 1992
• Nest box selection research ($718) – 1996

Bluebirds Across Nebraska
• In-kind supplies for bluebird field work

New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society
• Grant to sent students to annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in Tucson, AZ ($1000, $500) – 2007
• Grant to sent students to annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in Anchorage, AK ($1000) – 2006

Schoharie County Bluebird Society
• Student travel grant to North American Bluebird Society meeting in Nebraska ($500) – 2008

Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis (2)
• These grants supported research on cavity-nesting bird management techniques

National Rifle Association
• This grant supported hiring a field technician to assist in field research on white-tailed deer winter habitat selection.

FUND DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS ORGANIZATION

Northeast Student’s Wildlife Conclave, currently planning this meeting which will be held on campus in April 2011.

New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society. I organized, wrote toss-up and bonus questions, prepared associated PowerPoint programs, and moderated the State Wildlife Quiz Bowl competition in Alexandria Bay, NY 2010.

Canon Envirothon North American Championship. I developed the wildlife training session and wildlife exam for this event in Clyde and Canandaigua, NY 2007. This gave me a chance to work with the top high school conservation students from most states and provinces throughout the continent.

North American Bluebird Society, Annual Conference, Ithaca, NY 2004. I was on the team planning and carrying out this meeting of approximately 300 individuals and served on the Speaker’s Committee. After the main conference I lead a field trip of local bluebird and historical sites within Schoharie County for 20 NABS members from all over the US.

EDUCATIONAL & LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY

I believe that education is most effective when carried out with small groups in a hands-on manner. What separates SUNY Cobleskill from other colleges/universities is our commitment to hands-on learning. It is critical for students to have networking opportunities with professionals outside of the classroom environment. This is why I take students each year to the annual and fall field meetings of the New York State Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the national meeting of The Wildlife Society. I have also taken students to the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference and meetings of the New York State and North American Bluebird Societies. I believe that it is important to follow-up with our students after they graduate. To do so, I designed a sabbatical leave that involved visiting 35 Wildlife Management BT students at their work sites in 7 states to see what their current work place needs were and to identify areas where we could better meet those needs. This led to revisions in our wildlife curriculum.

 

Publications:

Berner, K.L. 2008. Eastern bluebird. Pages 438-439 in K.J. McGowan and K. Corwin, editors. The second atlas of breeding birds in New York State, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Berner, K.L. 2006. Getting to the bottom of winter bluebird diets. Nest box droppings tell the story. Bluebird 28(1):9-10.

Berner, K.L. 2004. Why monitor nest boxes? Bluebird 26(2):7-8.

Berner, K. L. 2003. Research committee has played an important role for 20 years. Bluebird 25(4):16-17.

Berner, K. L. 2003. Does nest box pairing harm bluebirds? Bluebird 25(2):4-6.

Berner, K. L. 2002. Gilwood boxes. Bluebird 24(4):9.

Berner, K. L. 2002. Non-traditional nest-box holes: Disaster or opportunity for bluebirds? Bluebird 24(1):7-9.

Berner, K. L. 2001. Oval-holed, Troyer, Gilwood nest boxes. Bluebird 23(2):6-7.

Berner, K. L., and B. J. Cummins. 2000. Continuation of tests of oval-holed boxes. Bluebird 22(4):7.

Berner, K. L. 1999. Starlings and oval-holed nest boxes. Bluebird 21(1):6-7.

Berner, K. L. 1998. Observations on pairing bluebird nest boxes. Sialia 20:49-50.

Berner, K. L. 1998. Dissecting the Peterson nest box. Sialia 20:11-13.

Berner, K. L., and D. R. Moore. 1997. 1996 Nesting box report. Sialia 19:95-98.

Berner, K. L., and B. S. Smith. 1996. 1995 Nesting box report. Sialia 18:94-99.

Berner, K. L. 1995. Comparison of use of several styles of nest boxes by cavity-nesting birds. An update. Sialia 17:127-135.

Berner, K L., and B. S. Smith. 1995. 1994 Nesting box report. Sialia 17:89-95.

Berner, K. L., and A. J. Brown. 1994. 1993 Nesting box report. Sialia 17:83-88.

Berner, K. L., and A. S. Mallette. 1993. 1992 Nesting box report. Sialia 15:43 48.

Berner, K. L., and V. A. Pleines. 1993. Field tests of several styles of bluebird nest boxes. Sialia 15:3 11.

Berner, K. L., D. J. Clarke, F. Macdougall, and J. Ambert. 1992. 1991 Nesting box report. Sialia 14:49 54.

Berner, K. L., J. D. Wigen, J. A. Grindrod, and N. E. Niles. 1991. 1990 Nesting box report. Sialia 13:45 49.

Berner, K. L. 1991. Field tests of the “Bird Guardian” commercial predator guard. Sialia 13:14 19.

Berner, K. L. 1990. Field tests of predator deterrent nest box devices for acceptance by cavity nesting birds. Sialia 12: 123 128.

Berner, K. L., D. McGettigan, and S. Krieger. 1990. Testing a raccoon’s ability to raid a nest box. Sialia 12:83 87.

Findholt, S. L., and K. L. Berner. 1988. Current status and distribution of Ciconiiformes that nest in Wyoming. Great Basin Naturalist. 48:290 297

Berner, K. L., C. Fiedler, and D. H. Pletscher. 1988. White tailed deer winter habitat use in western Montana second growth forests. Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station Research Report No. 2, 7pp.

Findholt, S. L., and K. L. Berner. 1987. Update on the status and distribution of colonially nesting waterbirds in Wyoming. Nongame Species Report, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Lander, 39pp.

Berner, K. L. 1985. White tailed deer winter and spring habitat selection in a western Montana second growth forest. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana, Missoula, 98pp.

Freddy, D., W. Bronaugh, K. Berner, M. Fowler, and L. Carpenter. 1980. Snowmobile harassment of deer on cold winter ranges. Pages 99 111 in Colorado Division of Wildlife, Progress Report W 126 R 3.

Smith, B. L., and K. L. Berner. 1982. The history, current status, and management of deer on Wind River Indian Reservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lander, Wyoming. 126pp.

Smith, B. L., and K. L. Berner. 1982. Status and management of waterfowl on Wind River Indian Reservation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lander, Wyoming. 23pp.

Research and Grants: Bluebird research for 25 years involving nest box selection, control of predation.