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Charles Van Riper

Research Ecologist

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Charles van Riper III spent his formative years roaming the woods and observing the wildlife throughout the Hudson River Valley in New York, instilling in him a lifelong love of nature. At Colorado State University, Charles spent eight years studying wildlife management with some of the preeminent biologists in the western United States while obtaining a B.S. in Zoology and a M. Ed. in Science. It was at Colorado State University, under Dr. Paul H. Baldwin, that Charles became intensely interested in Hawaiian birds and decided to move to the island of Hawaii, where he taught biology at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA).  It was at HPA that he began his first intensive study of Hawaiian birds, setting a trajectory for the remainder of his life. Charles went on to complete his doctoral research under the guidance of Dr. Andrew J. Berger at the University of Hawaii (UH). His dissertation was on two endangered species of Hawaiian native birds (honeycreepers). While working as a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Clifford Smith in the UH Botany Department, Charles met his wife, Sandra Jean Guest, a fellow ornithology graduate student. Together, they worked out the complex picture of the impact that introduced diseases were having on native Hawaiian birds. Following this post-doctoral experience, Charles and Sandra moved to the University of California, Davis.

At UC Davis, Charles started the first California Cooperative Parks Studies Unit, and began his 20-year career with the National Park Service. In 1989, the National Park Service asked Charles to initiate another Cooperative Parks Studies Unit at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. van Riper built this unit from one individual to a team of 42 researchers, who, as an integrated research team, solved natural resources problems throughout the Colorado Plateau and the southwestern United States. In 2003, Charles was again invited to assist with a university-based research station, this time with the Sonoran Desert Research Station at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson, Arizona. Today, he serves as a ST Research Ecologist, SDRS Station Leader, and Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources in the UA School of Natural Resources.



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Paxton, Kristina L.; Van Riper, Charles, III, 2006. Spatial and Temporal Migration Patterns of Neotropical Migrants in the Southwest Revealed by Stable Isotopes. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2005-1298, x, 36 p. [Link]

McGrath, Laura J.; Van Riper, Charles, III, 2005. Influence of Riparian Tree Phenology on Lower Colorado River Spring-Migrating Birds: Implications of Flower Cueing. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2005-1140, vi, 35 p. [Link]

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Norman, L. M., J. Callegary, C. van Riper III, and F. Gray.  2011.  The border environmental health initiative – Investigating the transboundary Santa Cruz watershed. Dept. of the Interior, USGS FS-2010/3097. (Published Online Jan 2011 at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3097/)

 

Rosemartin, A., and C. van Riper III.  (In Press, 2011).  Distribution and abundance of breeding Least Terns (Sternula antillarum) in northern Sonora, Mexico, 2006-2008.  Southwestern Naturalist.

 

Rosemartin, A., and C. van Riper III.  2011. Biological Dimensions of Tern Management—A Case Study of the Least Tern in Sonora, Mexico, and a Comparative Analysis of Reproductive Investment in Terns.  USGS OFR 2010-1085. US Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Research Station, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 28 pp.  (Published Online Feb 2011 at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1085/

 

Crow, C., and C. van Riper III.  2010.  Avian community responses to mechanical thinning of a pinyon-juniper woodland: Specialist sensitivity to tree reduction.  Natural Areas Journal 30:191-201.

 

Halvorson, W. L., C. S. Schwalbe, and C. van Riper III.  2010.  Southwestern Desert Resources.  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.   (25 Chapters) i-ix; 360pp.  http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/BOOKS/bid2229.htm

 

Johnson, M. J., R. T. Magill and C. van Riper III.  2010.  Yellow-billed Cuckoo Distribution and Habitat Associations in Arizona, 1998-1999.  Pp. 197-212, In: The Colorado Plateau IV: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III, B. F. Wakeling, and T. D. Sisk, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 335 pp.

 

Jones, A. L., E. Aumack, P. Beier, J. Belnap, J. Catlin, J. Fleischner, T. Grumbine, D. Mattson and C. van Riper III.   2010.  The legacy of future visions of conservation biology on the Colorado Plateau.  Pp. 1-20, In: The Colorado Plateau IV: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III, B. F. Wakeling, and T. D. Sisk, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 335 pp.

 

Norman, L., N. Tallent-Halsell, W. Labiosa, M. Weber, A. McCoy, K. Hirschboeck, J. Callegary, C. van Riper III, and F. Gray.  2010.  Developing an ecosystem services outline decision support tool to assess the impacts of climate change and urban growth in the Santa Cruz watershed; where we live, work, and play.  Sustainability 2 (7): 2044-2069. (doi:10.3390/su2072044).

 

van Riper, C., III. 2010.  Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds: Implications for island avifauna (Book Review). Auk 127 (4): 956-958. October issue ISSN 0004-8038, electronic ISSN 1938-4254.

 

van Riper, C., III, M. K. Sogge, and M. J. Johnson.  2010.  A historical assessment of changes in avian community composition from Montezuma Castle- and Well National Monuments, with additional information from the Camp Verde region of Arizona.   Pp. 213-270, In: The Colorado Plateau IV: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III, B. F. Wakeling, and T. D. Sisk, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 335 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, B. W. Wakeling and T. K. Sisk.  2010.  The Colorado Plateau IV: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation.  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. i-xii; 335 pp. http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/BOOKS/bid2255.htm

 

van Riper, C., III, B. W. Wakeling and T. K. Sisk. 2010.  An introduction to and acknowledgement for The Colorado Plateau IV, pp ix-xii, In: The Colorado Plateau IV: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation. (van Riper, C., III and B. W. Wakeling and T. K. Sisk, Eds).  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 347 pp.

 

Carlisle, J. D., S. K. Skagen, B. E. Kus, C. van Riper III, K. L. Paxton, and J. F. Kelly.  2009.  Landbird migration in the American West: Recent progress and future research directions.  The Condor 111:211-225.

 

Crow, C., and C. van Riper III.  2009. Avian community responses to mechanical thinning of pinyon-juniper woodland at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA.  In: Learning from the Land II. (M. Eaton Ed.). Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.  Published online at: http://www.learningfromtheland.org/assets/PDFs/FINAL.pdf

 

Fontaine, J. J., K. L. Decker, S. K. Skagen and C. van Riper III.  2009.  Spatial and temporal variation in climate change: a bird’s eye view.  Climatic Change 97(1): 305-311 (Published Online: 21 October 2009 - DOI: 10.1007/s10584-009-9644-9)

 

Fontaine, J. J., and C. van Riper III.  2009.  A neotropical migrant bird’s dilemma – Where to stop for a good meal.  Dept. of the Interior, USGS FS-2009/3038. (Published Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3038/)

 

Hultine, K. R.,  J. Belnap, C. van Riper III, J. R. Ehleringer, P. E. Dennison, M. E. Lee, P. L. Nagler, K. A. Snyder, S. M. Uselman, and , J. B. West . 2009. Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 7(10): 509-520.

 

O'Brien, Chris, and C. van Riper III. 2009. The ecology of parasite-host interactions at Montezuma Well National Monument, Arizona; appreciating the importance of parasites: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1261, 56 p.

 

O’Brien, C., C. van Riper III, and D. Meyers.  2009. Making reliable decisions in the study of wildlife diseases: Using hypothesis tests, statistical power, and observed effects.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(3):700-712.

 

Pelz-Serrano, K., Munguia-Vega, A., Piaggio, A. J., Neubaum, M., Munclinger, P., Pártl, A., van Riper, Charles III, and Culver, M.  2009.  Development of nine new microsatellite loci for the American Beaver, Castor canadensis (Rodentia: Castoridae) and cross-species amplification in the European Beaver Castor fiber.  Molecular Ecology Resources 9:551-554. (Published Online: Jan 31 2009 12:38PM
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02364.x)

 

Gallagher, K. T. and Goldhaber, M. B. (CoChairs), Ayres, M. A., Baron, J. S., Beauchemin, P. R., Hutchinson, D. R., LaBaugh, J. W., Sayre, R. G., Schwarzbach, S. E., Schweig, E. S., Thormodsgard, J., van Riper, C. III*, and Wilde, W.+  2008.  Making The Case for Integrated Science:  A Sequel To The USGS Science Strategy.  http://www.usgs.gov/science_strategy/default.asp   (20 June 2008).

Hart, J. V., C. van Riper III, D. J. Mattson, and T. R. Arundel.  2008. Effects of fenced transportation corridors on pronghorn movements at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Pp. 161-185, In: The Colorado Plateau III: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III and M. K. Sogge, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 393 pp.

 

McGrath, L. J., C. van Riper III, and J. J. Fontaine. 2008.  Flower Power: tree flowering phenology as a settlement cue for migrating birds.  Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 22-30. (Published Online: Doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2008.01464.x).

 

Paxton, K. L., C. van Riper III, and O’Brien, C.   2008.  Movement patterns and stopover ecology of Wilson’s Warblers during spring migration on the lower Colorado River in southwestern Arizona.  Condor 110(4): 672-681.

van Riper, C. III.  2008.  Integrating research into biological and cultural resources management on the Colorado Plateau: A synthesis.  Pp. 351-373, In: The Colorado Plateau III: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III and M. K. Sogge, Eds).  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 393 pp.

van Riper, C., III, K. Paxton, C. O’Brien, P. Shafroth and L. McGrath.  2008.  Rethinking avian response to tamarisk on the lower Colorado River: A threshold hypothesis. Restoration Ecology 16 (1):155-167(March issue).

 

van Riper, C., III, K. L. Paxton, C. J. Van Riper, K. A. Van Riper, L. McGrath, and J. J. Fontaine.  2008.  The role of protected areas as bird stop-over habitat: Ecology and habitat utilization by migrating land birds within Colorado River riparian forests in southwestern North America.  Pp. 312-320, In: Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World.  Proceedings of the 2007 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Public Lands, and Cultural Sites (S. Weber and D. Harmon, Eds.). The George Wright Society, Hancock, MI. pp356

 

van Riper, C., III, and M. K. Sogge.  2008.   An introduction to Socioeconomic, Biological and Cultural Research on the Colorado Plateau, pp ii-v, In: The Colorado Plateau III: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation (van Riper, C., III and M. K. Sogge, Eds).  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 393 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III., and M. K. Sogge. 2008.  The Colorado Plateau III: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation.  The University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. i-xiv; 393 pp. http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/catalogs/author_books.php?id=1676

 

Myers, M. D. +, Ayers, M. A*., Baron, J. S*., Beauchemin, P. R*., Gallagher, K. T*., Goldhaber, M. B*., Hutchinson, D. R*., LaBaugh, J. W*., Sayre, R., G.*, Schwarzbach, S. E*., Schweig, E. S*., Thormodsgard, J*., van Riper, C., III* and Wilde, W*. (+ Director, US Geological Survey; *Science Strategy Team Authors in alphabetical order). 2007.  US Geological Survey updates science goals for the coming decade.  Science 113: 200-201.  

 

 

Paxton, K. L., C. van Riper III, T. C. Theimer and E. H. Paxton.  2007. Spatial and temporal migration patterns of Wilson’s Warbler ( Wilsonia pusilla) in the southwest as revealed by stable isotopes.  Auk 124:162-165.

 

Sogge, M. K., T. J. Koronkiewicz, C. van Riper III, and S. L. Durst.  2007.  Willow Flycatcher nonbreeding territory defense behavior in Costa Rica.  Condor 109:475-480.

 

U. S. Geological Survey (Authors in alphabetical order):  Ayers, M. A., Baron, J. S., Beauchemin, P. R., Gallager, K. T., Goldhaber, M. B., Hutchinson, D. R., LaBaugh, J. W., Sayre, R., Schwarzbach, S. E., Schweig, E. S., Thormodsgard, J., van Riper, C., III, and Wilde, W.  2007.  Facing tomorrow’s challenges – U. S. Geological Survey science in the decade 2007-2017.  U. S. Geological Survey Circular 1309, x + 70 pp.

 

van Riper, C. III.  2007.  In Memoriam: Paul Herbert Baldwin, 1913-2006.  Auk 124(3) 1088-1089.

 

van Riper, C., III, and D. J. Forrester.  2007.  Avian Pox. Pp 131-176,  In: Infectious and parasitic diseases of wild birds. (Eds. N. Thomas, B. Hunter and C. A. Atkinson).  Blackwell Publishing Professional, Ames, Iowa.

 

Willey, D. A. and C. van Riper III.   2007.  Home range characteristics of Mexican Spotted Owls in the canyonlands of Utah.  Journal of Raptor Research. 41(1): 10-15.

 

Koronkiewicz, T J., M. K. Sogge, C. van Riper III, and E. H. Paxton. (2006). Territoriality, site fidelity, and survivorship of Willow Flycatchers in Costa Rica. Condor 108 (2):558-570.

 

Paxton, K. L., and C. van Riper III.  2006.  Spatial and temporal migration patterns of neotropical migrants in the Southwest revealed by stable isotopes. USGS OFR 2005-1298. US Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Research Station, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 35 p.

 

van Riper III, C., III, A. J. Banks, and S. S. Rosenstock.  2006. Breeding and wintering birds of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Pp 4-18, In: A Century of research at Petrified Forest National Park: Natural and cultural history. (Eds., W. G. Parker and P. A. Thompson) Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 63.

 

van Riper III, C. III, and C. E. Paradzick.  2006. Streamflow – biota relations: Birds. Pp 41-50, Appendix B Pp. 113-122, In: Defining ecosystem flow requirements for the Bill Williams River, Arizona. (Eds., P. B. Shafroth and V. B. Beauchamp) USGS Open File Report No. 2006-1314, 135 pp.

 

van Riper III, C., III, and M. Ledlow. 2006.  A Breeding and wintering bird checklist for Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Pp 19-27, In: A Century of research at Petrified Forest National Park: Natural and cultural history. (Eds., W. G. Parker and P. A. Thompson) Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin No. 63.

 

van Riper, C., III, and J. van Wagtendonk.  2006.  Home range characteristics of Great Grey Owls in Yosemite National Park, California. Journal of Raptor Research 40 (2): 130-141.

 

McGrath, L. J., and C. van Riper III.  2005.  Influences of riparian tree phenology on Lower Colorado River spring-migrating birds: Implications of flower cueing.  USGS OFR 2005-1140. US Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Research Station, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 35 p.

 

Shafroth, P. B., J. R. Cleverly, T. L. Dudley, J. P. Taylor, C. van Riper III, E. P. Weeks, and J. N. Stuart. 2005. Control of Tamarix in the western United States: Implications for water salvage, wildlife use, and riparian restoration.  Environmental Management 35:231-246.

 

Skagen, S. K., J. F. Kelly, C. van Riper III, Richard L. Hutto, D. M. Finch, D. J. Krueper and C. P. Melcher. 2005.  Geography of spring landbird migration through riparian habitats in southwestern North America.  Condor 107: 212-227.

 

Sogge, M. K., M. J. Johnson, and C. van Riper III. 2005.  Considerations in avian survey designs: a case history from Montezuma Castle National Monument. Chapter #12, pp 163-193 In:  The Colorado Plateau: Biophysical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Research (van Riper, C., III and D. J. Mattson, Eds). University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 

 

van Riper, C. III, K. Ecton, L. McGrath, and C. O’Brien. 2005.  Habitat partitioning by neotropical migrant birds along the lower Colorado River corridor.  Pp 627-628 In: Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II (Gottfried, G. J., B. S. Gebow, L. G. Eskew, and C. B. Edminster, Eds).  Proceedings RMRS-P-36, Fort Collins, CO: USDA/FS Rocky Mountain Research Station. 631 p.

 

van Riper, C., III, and D. J. Mattson   2005.  Introduction, pp 1-9, In: The Colorado Plateau: Biophysical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Research.  (van Riper, C., III and D. J. Mattson, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson,  AZ.

 

van Riper, C., III., and D. J. Mattson. 2005.  The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Research.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 448 pp

 

Johnson, M. J. and C. van Riper, III.  2004.  Brown-headed Cowbird parasitism of the Black-throated Sparrow in central Arizona.  Journal of Field Ornithology 75:303-311.

 

van Riper, C., III.  2004.  Dedication to Boyd Evison and Michelle Hellickson, pp xi-xiii.  In: The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological and Physical Research (van Riper, C., III and K. A. Cole, Eds.).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.

 

van Riper, C., III, and K. A. Cole.  2004.  Introduction, pp 1-7, In: The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological, and Physical Research (van Riper, C., III and K. A. Cole, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson,  AZ. 

 

van Riper, C., III., and K. A. Cole.  2004.  The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological, and Physical Research.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 279 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, and M. K. Sogge.  2004.  Bald Eagle abundance and relationships to prey base and human activity along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.  pp 163-185, In:  The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological, and Physical Research (van Riper, C., III and K. A. Cole, Eds).  University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ. 

 

Yard, H. K., C. van Riper III, B. T. Brown, and M. J. Kearsley.  2004.   Diets of insectivorous birds along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona.  Condor 106:106-115.

 

Banks, A. J., C. van Riper III, and S. R. Rosenstock.  2003. Status of breeding and wintering birds in Petrified Forest National Park.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Field Station Open File Report. USGS/SBSC/COPL/2003/21. 83 pp.

 

Knick, S. T., D. D. S. Dobkin, J. T. Rotenberry, M. A. Schroder, W. M. Vander Haegen, and C. van Riper III.  2003.  Teetering on the edge or too late?  Conservation and research issues for avifauna of sagebrush habitats.  Condor 105: 611-634. 

 

O’Brien, C., D. W. Blinn, and C. van Riper III.  2003.  Waterfowl, acanthocephalans, and amphipods at Montezuma Well, Arizona – What is the role of parasites?  Dept. of the Interior, USGS FS-125-03.

 

Halvorson, W. L., K. A. Thomas, L. Graham, M. R. Kunzmann, P. S. Bennett, C. van Riper III, and C. A. Drost.  2002.  The Arizona GAP Analysis Project Final Report.  U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Western Ecological Science Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.  166 pp.

 

Johnson, M. J., C. van Riper III, and K. Enos.  2002.  Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata). In: The birds of North America, No.637 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.) The Academy of Natural Sciences; Philadelphia: The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C.

 

Knick, S. T. and C. van Riper III.  2002.  Loss of sagebrush ecosystems and declining bird populations in the Intermountain West: Priority research issues and information needs.  Dept. of the Interior, USGS FS-122-02.

 

van Riper, C., III, C. A. Drost, and J. A. Hart.  2002.  Habitat partitioning by neotropical migrant warblers along the lower Colorado River corridor.  Pp 140-141 In: Meeting Resource Management Needs: The fourth conference on research and resource management in the southwestern deserts (W. L. Halvorson and B. S. Gebow, Eds.).  USGS Sonoran Desert Field Station, The Univ. of Arizona, Tucson. 154 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III., Jan A. Hart, and J. L. Bright.  2002.  Effect of fenced transportation corridors on pronghorn antelope movement in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.  Pp. 71-77, In: Crossing boundaries in park management, Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and Public Lands (D. Harmon, Ed.). The George Wright Society, Hancock, MI.  426 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, S. G. van Riper, and W. Hansen.  2002.  The epizootiology and ecological significance of avian pox in Hawaii.  Auk 119: 929-942.

 

Rosenstock, S. S., and C. van Riper III.  2001.  Breeding bird response to juniper woodland expansion in Northern Arizona grasslands.   Journal of Range Management 54:226-232.

 

Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III. 2001. Dedication.  Pp. viii.  In: Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna (Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds.). Studies in Avian Biology 22.

 

Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III (Eds.). 2001. Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna.  Studies in Avian Biology 22. 427pp.

 

Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III. 2001. Introduction.  Pp. 1-12.  In: Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna (Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds). Studies in Avian Biology 22.

 

Scott, J.M., and C. van Riper III. 2001. Introduction to “Limiting Factors.”  Pp. 219-220.  In: Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna (Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds). Studies in Avian Biology 22.

 

Scott, J.M., and C. van Riper III. 2001. Introduction to “Status and Trends.”  Pp. 106-107.  In: Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna (Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds). Studies in Avian Biology 22.

 

van Riper, C., III  2001.  Introduction to the Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  Pp xi-xvi.  In:  Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  U. S. Geological Survey/ Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center USGSFRESC/COPL/2001/21 Rep. Ser., Flagstaff, AZ. 209 pp. 

 

van Riper, C., III.  2001.  "Diseases of Wild Waterfowl, second edition" by G. A. Wobeser (Book Review).  Condor 103(3):665-666.

 

van Riper, C., III, S. Conant and J. M. Scott.  2001.  Introduction to “Historical Perspectives.”  Pp 14 In: Ecology, conservation, and management of Hawaiian birds: A vanishing avifauna (Scott, J.M., S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds.) Studies in Avian Biology 22.

 

van Riper, C., III and J. M. Scott.  2001.  Limiting factors affecting Hawaiian native birds. . Pp 221-233.  In. Ecology Conservation and Management of Endemic Hawaiian birds: a Vanishing Avifauna (Scott, J.M. S. Conant and C. van Riper III, eds.). Studies in Avian Biology No. 22.

 

van Riper, C., III,  K. A. Thomas, and M. A. Stuart. 2001.  Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  U. S. Geological Survey/ Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center USGSFRESC/COPL/2001/21 Rep. Ser., Flagstaff, AZ. 209 pp.

 

Bright, J. L., and C. van Riper III.  2000. Pronghorn home ranges, habitat selection and distribution around water sources in northern Arizona.  US Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Colorado Plateau Field Station Tech. Report. USGSFRESC/COPL/2000/. 28 pp.

 

van Riper, C.,  III.  2000. A checklist of the birds at Petrified Forest National Park. Southwest Parks and Monument Association, Phoenix, AZ. 18 pp.

 

Willey, D. W. and C. van Riper III.  2000.  First year movements by juvenile Mexican Spotted Owls in the canyonlands of Utah.  Journal of Raptor Research 34: 1-7.

 

Bright, J. L. and C. van Riper III.  1999.  Habitat selection by pronghorn antelope at Wupatki National Monument, Arizona. Pp. 77-85,  In: Proc. 17tth Biennial Pronghorn Antelope Workshop, 4-7 June 1996, Lake Tahoe, CA.  ed. J. K. Fischer.

 

Nowak, E. M. and C. van Riper III.  1999.  Effects and Effectiveness of rattlesnake relocation at Montezuma Castle National Monument. USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Colorado Plateau Field Station Tech Rep. No. 17 (USGSFRESC/COPL/1999/17). Pp 61.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1999.  Dedication to Henry O. Hooper. In:  Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center CPFS  Rep. Ser.,  99/16, Flagstaff, AZ . p viii.

 

van Riper, C., III  1999.  Introduction to the Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. .  In:  Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center CPFS  Rep. Ser.,  99/16, Flagstaff, AZ .  Pp xi-xvii.

 

van Riper, C., III., and M. A. Stuart. 1999.  Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center CPFS Rep. Ser., 99/16, Flagstaff, AZ . 217 pp.

 

Ellison, L. E. and C. van Riper III.  1998.  A comparison of small-mammal communities in a desert riparian floodplain.   Journal of Mammalogy 79: 972-985.

 

Johnson, M. J. and C. van Riper, III.  1998.  Cowbird brood parasitism of the Black-throated Sparrow in the Verde Valley of central Arizona.  USGS/FRESC Colorado Plateau Field Station Tech. Rep. No. 14; 18 pp. 

 

van Riper, C., III. 1998. Disease as a limiting factor to the native bird populations of Hawaii. In: Proc. 22 Int. Ornithol. Congr., Durban.  (N. J. Adams, and R. H. Slotow, Eds.).  Ostrich 69: 457.

 

van Riper, C., III, and R. A. Ockenfels.  1998.  The influence of transportation corridors on the movement of pronghorn antelope over a fragmented landscape in northern Arizona.  Pp 241-248,   In: Proc of the 2nd International Conf. Trans. and Wildlife Ecol. (D. Zeigler. Ed.). Ft. Meyers, FL

 

Willey, D. W. and C. van Riper, III.  1998.  Ecology of Mexican Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis lucida) in the Canyonlands of southern Utah and potential relationships to the GSENM.  Pp 67-76,   In: Learning from the Land. (L. Hill. Ed.). Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT.

 

Ockenfels, R. A., C. van Riper III and W. K. Carrel.  1997.  Home Ranges and movements of Pronghorn in Northern Arizona. Pp. 45-62, In: Proc. 3rd Biennial Conference of Research on the  Colorado Plateau, (C. Van Riper III, and E. T. Deshler, Eds.). 97/12, 2 NPS Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-56.

 

van Riper, C., III, and E. T. Deshler(editors).  1997.  Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  NPS Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-97/12, 256 pp.

 

van Riper, C. III, R. Ockenfels, J. Bright and T. Arundel.  1997.  The national park service role in management of pronghorn antelope over a fragmented landscape in northern Arizona.  Pp. 354-361, In: Making Protection Work, Proceedings of the Ninth Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and Public Lands, D. Harmon (ed.).Weber & Sons, Park Falls, WI, 493 pp

 

van Riper, C., III, M. K. Sogge, and D. W. Willey.  1997.  Potential impacts of global climate change on bird communities of the southwest.  Pp.90-105, In: Impact of Climate change and land use in the southwestern United States. D. A. Kirtland, R. S. Thompson, and R. Z. Poore, eds. U.S. DOI/USGS/GPO/WWW Series.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1997.  Introduction to the Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  Pp. xi-xvi, In Proc. 3rd. Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau, C. van Riper III and E. T. Deshler (eds.). NPS Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-97/12, 256 pp.

 

Deshler, E. T. and C. van Riper III.  1996.  The development of a natural resource bibliographic database in Southern Arizona national park service areas.  In Proc. First Conference on Res. Mgt. in S. Ariz. Natl. Pks. Vol No.1, 36 pp.

 

Ellison, L. E. and C. van Riper, III.  1996.  A comparison of small mammal communities at Montezuma Castle National Monument.  CPRS Nat. Res. Tech. Rep. No. 11, 53 pp. 

 

Murphy, D., F. Allendorf, V. Bleich, C. van Riper III and G. White.  1996.  Bighorn sheep history on the Colorado Plateau.  In. Bighorn Sheep in the Rocky Mountain Region., F. Singer ed. NBS Tech. Rep. No. 4512.

 

van Riper, C., III, and S. G. van Riper.  1996.  The Peregrine Falcon. In.  World Book Encyclopedia, pp 285-286.  World Book Publ. Co., Chicago, IL.

 

Super, P. E. and C. van Riper III.  1995.  A comparison of avian hematozoan epizootiology in two California coastal scrub communities.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31:447-461.

 

van Riper, C., III, M. K. Sogge and T. J. Tibbitts.  1995.  Wintering Bald Eagles Along the Colorado River Corridor. pp 328-330, In. Our Living Resources : a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems (Eds. E. T. LaRoe, G. S. Farris, C. E. Puckett, P. D. Doran, and M. J. Mac). Washington D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Biological Service, 530pp.

 

van Riper, C., III. (editor).  1995.  Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks. NPS Transaction and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-95/11, 305 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1995.  Ecology and Breeding Biology of the Hawaii Elepaio (Chasiempis sandwichensis bryani).  Condor 97: 512-527.

 

van Riper, C., III. 1995.  Introduction. pp xi-xv.  In.  Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conferences on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  NPS Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-95/11, 305 pp.

 

Avery, M.L. and van Riper, C. III. 1994. Post-Breeding Territoriality and Foraging Behavior in Costa's Hummingbirds (Calypte costae). Southwestern Naturalist 38:374-377.

 

Sogge, M. K., W. M. Gilbert, and C. van Riper III.  1994.  Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celeta). In The birds of North America, No.101 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.) Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists’ Union.

 

van Riper, C., III, C. T. Atkinson, and T. M. Seed.  1994.  Avian Malaria.  Pp. 71-138, In. Parasitic Protozoa Vol. 7, 2nd Edition. (Eds.) J.P. Krier and J.R. Baker. Academic Press, New York, N.Y.


 

van Riper, C., III. and L.H. Hirai. 1994. Coloration frequencies of male House Finches in Hawaii. Western Birds 25: 163-165.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1994.  "Ecology and our endangered life-support systems," by Eugene P. Odum (Book Review).  Park Science 14:27-28.

 

Kern, M. D., M. K. Sogge, R. B. Kern, and C. van Riper III.  1993.  Nests and nest sites of the San Miguel Island Song Sparrow.  J. Field Ornithol. 64: 367-381.

 

Rowlands, P.G., C. van Riper III, and M. K. Sogge (eds.). 1993. Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No. NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-93/10. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

 

van Riper, C., III., M.D. Kern, and M.K. Sogge.  1993.  Changing nest placement of Hawaiian Common Amakihi during the breeding cycle.  Wilson Bull. 105: 436-447.

 

Quinn, J.F., C. van Riper III, and H.L. Salwasser. 1992.  Habitat fragmentation and species diversity:  A reply to Newmark.  Ecology 72: 1020-1033.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1992. A Prototype Ecosystem Approach to Addressing Research and Resource Management Issues in the National Park Service: The CPSU at NAU. In Highlights of Natural Resources Management, 1991. Natural Resources Report. U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

 

Atkinson, C. T., and C. van Riper III.  1991.  Pathogenicity and epizootiology of avian haematozoa: Plasmodium, Leucocytozoan, and Haemoproteus. Pp 19-48, In, Bird-parasite interactions: ecology, evolution and behaviour.  (Eds.) J. E. Loye and M. Zuk. Oxford Univ. Press, England.

 

Kern, M.D., M.K. Sogge, and C. van Riper III.  1991.  Changes in vapor pressure and egg mass in nests of incubating Song Sparrows.  Condor 92:761-767.

 

Sogge, M. K., M. D. Kern, R. Kern, and C. van Riper III.  1991.  Growth and development of thermoregulation in nestling San Miguel Island Song Sparrows.  Condor 93:773-776.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1991.  Parasite communities in wet and dry forest subpopulations of the Hawaii common amakihi.  Pp 140-153, In, Bird-parasite interactions: ecology, evolution and behaviour.  (Eds.) J. E. Loye and M. Zuk. Oxford Univ. Press, England.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1991.  The impact of introduced vectors and avian malaria on insular passeriform bird populations in Hawaii.  Bull. Soc. Vector. Ecol. 16(1):59-83.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Evaluation of wildlife‑habitat relationships data base for predicting bird community composition in Central California chaparral and blue oak woodlands.  Calif. Fish and Game 76:12-26.

 

Cook, R. R., J. F. Quinn, and C. van Riper III.  1990.  A comparative analysis of mammal inventory data for California's National Parks.   Pp 71-102, In, Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  (Eds.) C. van Riper III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No. 8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.

 

Kern, M. D., M. K. Sogge, and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Water-vapor pressure in nests of the San Miguel Island song sparrow.  Condor 92:761-767.

 

Quinn, J. F. and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Design considerations for National Park inventory databases.  Pp 5-13 In, Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  (Eds.) C. van Riper III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No.8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.

 

Quinn, J.F., C. van Riper III, and H.L. Salwasser. 1990.  Habitat fragmentation and species diversity:  A reply to Newmark.  Ecology.

 

Robinson, G. R., J. F. Quinn, and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Assembly of a standardized database for vascular plants in California's National Park Service lands.  Pp 147-158, In, Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  (Eds.) C. van Riper III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No.8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.

 

Sauvajot, R. M., J. F. Quinn, C. van Riper III, and C. Farmer.  1990.  Comparative analyses of bird inventory databases from California National Parks.  Pp 15-48, In, Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  (Eds.) C. van Riper III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No.8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1990. Introduction to the section on fauna.  Pp 1-3, In, Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  (Eds.) C. van Riper III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No.8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C.

 

van Riper, C., III, T. J. Stohlgren, S. D. Veirs, Jr., and S. C. Hillyer (eds.).  1990.  Examples of resource inventory and monitoring in National Parks of California.  Trans. and Proc. Ser. No.8.  US Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C., 268 pp.

 

Work, T.M., R.K. Washino, and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Comparative susceptibility of Culex tarsalis, Anopheles franciscanus, and Culiseta inornata (Diptera: Culicidae) to Plasmodium relictum (Haemosporidia: Plasmodiidae).  J. Med. Entomol. 27(1):68-71.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1989.  Seasonal changes in bird communities of the chaparral and blue-oak woodlands in Central California.  Condor 91(2):288-295.

 

Jenkins, C.D., S.A. Temple, C. van Riper III, and W.R. Hansen.  1989.  Disease-related aspects of conserving the endangered Hawaiian Crow.  Pp. 77-87, In: Disease and Management of Threatened Bird Populations, ed. J.E. Cooper.  ICBP Tech. Publ. Ser. No. 6, Cambridge, England.

 

Scott, J. M., C. B. Kepler, C. van Riper III, C. Stone, and S. Fefer.  1989.  Integrated conservation strategy for Hawaiian forest birds: A reply.  Bioscience. 39:476-479.

 

Sogge, M. K., C. van Riper III, and C. Drost.  1989. Design considerations for monitoring land birds in Channel Islands National Park.  Trans. West. Sect. Wildl. Soc. 25:65-71.

 

van Riper, C., III, K. G. Smith, D. S. Wood, E. H. Dunn, and C. J. Ralph.  1989.  Career opportunities in ornithology. Amer. Birds 43:29-37.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1988.  An evaluation of the California wildlife-habitat relationships data base for predicting bird community composition in Pinnacles National Monument.  CPSU/UCD Tech. Rep. No. 31, 39 pp.

 

England, A.S., M.K. Sogge, and C. van Riper III.  1988.  Avian species of management concern:  Mill and Deer Creek drainages, Tehama County, California.  CPSU/UCD Tech. Rep. No. 33, 56 pp.

 

Sato, G.M., A.E. England, M.K. Sogge, P.B. Moyle, and C. van Riper III.  1988.  Significant Resources of the Deer Creek and Mill Creek Drainages, Tehama County, California, with recommendations for their preservation:  Executive Summary.  USDI N.P.S. and California Dept. of Water Resources, 11 pp.

 

Scott, J.M., C.B. Kepler, C. van Riper III, and S.I. Fefer.  1988.  Conservation of Hawaii's vanishing avifauna.  Bioscience 38(4):238-253.

 

Sogge, M.K., and C. van Riper III.  1988.  Breeding biology and population dynamics of the San Miguel Island Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia micronyx).  CPSU/UCD Tech. Rep. No. 26,  120 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1988.  "Avian Botulism," edited by H.K. Eklund and V.R. Dowell, Jr. (Book Review).  J. Wildl. Dis. 24(3):594-595.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1988.  "Avian Histopathology," by C. Riddell (Book Review).  J. Wildl. Dis. 24(2):382-383.

 

van Riper, C., III, and J.F. Quinn.  1988.  Alternative views of reserve design for wildlife managers.  Trans. West. Sect. Wildl. Soc. 24:12-17. 

 

van Riper, C., III, M.K. Sogge, and C. Drost.  1988.  Land bird monitoring handbook:  Channel Islands National Park, California.  National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 23 pp, Append., 5 pp.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1987.  A checklist of the birds of Pinnacles National Monument.  Southwest Parks and Monuments Assoc. Tucson, AZ.

 

Hayworth, A.M., C. van Riper III, and W.W. Weathers.  1987.  Effects of Plasmodium relictum on the metabolic rate and body temperature in canaries (Serinus canarius).  J. Parasitol. 73(4):850-853.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1987.  Breeding ecology of the Hawaii Common Amakihi.  Condor 89(1):85-102.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1987.  "Ecology of Biological Invasions of North America," edited by H.A. Mooney and J.A. Drake (Book Review).  J. Wildl. Diseases 23(4):721-722.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1987.  Impact study yields park management benefits.  In:  Highlights of Natural Resources Management, ed. D.O'Leary, pp. 32-34.  Natural Resources Programs, NPS, Denver, CO.

 

van Riper, C., III, S. van Riper, and M. Laird.  1987.  Discovery of Atoxoplasma in Hawaii.  J. Parasitol. 73(5):1071‑1073.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1986.  Bird community survey at Pinnacles National Monument.  CPSU/UCD Tech. Rep. No. 24, 88 pp.

 

Quinn, J.F., and C. van Riper III.  1986.  More fuel for the fragmentation fire:  a reply to Bratton and White.  Park Science 6(4):16‑17.

 

Stark, R., C. van Riper III, M.E. Lee, M.L. Avery, and D.R. Field.  1986.  Recreation Places, A description of recreation sites at Whiskeytown. CPSU/OSU Tech Rep No. 86‑3, 46 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, S. G. van Riper, M. L. Goff, and M. Laird.  1986. The epizootiology and ecological significance of malaria in Hawaiian land birds.  Ecological Monographs 56(4):327‑344.

 

Avery, M.L., and C. van Riper III.  1985.  WHR data system being evaluated at Pinnacles NM.  Park Science 5(3):16.

 

Cid del Prado Vera, I., A. R. Maggenti, and C. van Riper III.  1985. New species of Spiruridae (Nemata: Spirurida) from endemic Hawaiian honeycreepers (Passeriformes: Drepanididae), the Japanese White‑eye (Passeriformes: Zosteropidae) and a new species of Acuriidae (Nemata: Spirurida) from the Japanese White‑eye collected on the island of Hawaii.  Proc. Helminthol. Soc. Wash. 52(2):247‑259.

 

Quinn, J. F., C. van Riper III, R. Karban, G. Robinson, and S. P. Harrison.  1985.  Conservation strategies: island biogeography and the design of nature preserves.  Park Science 6(1):6‑9.

 

Ralph, C. J. and C. van Riper III.  1985.  Historical and current factors affecting Hawaiian native birds.  In: Bird Conservation, Vol. II., ed. S. Temple.  Pp. 7‑42.  University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.

 

van Riper, S. G. and C. van Riper III.  1985.  A summary of known parasites and diseases recorded from the avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands. In: The Preservation and Management of Terrestrial Hawaiian Ecosystems. eds. C. Stone and J. M. Scott.  Pp. 298‑371.  University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu.

 

Kern, M. and C. van Riper III.  1984.  Altitudinal variations in nests of the Hawaiian honeycreeper Hemignathus virens virens.  Condor 86(4):443‑453.

 

Scott, J. M., S. Mountainspring, C. van Riper III, C. B. Kepler, J. D. Jacobi, T. A. Burr, and J. G. Giffin.  1984.  Annual variation in the distribution, abundance, and habitat response of the Palila. Auk 101(4):647‑664.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1984.  The influence of nectar resources on nesting success and movement patterns of the Hawaii Amakihi (Hemignathus virens).  Auk 101(1):38‑46.

 

van Riper, C., III, L. D. Whittig, and M. L. Murphy (eds.).  1983.  Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference of Research in California's National Parks.  Cooperative Parks Studies Unit, University of California, Davis, September 9‑10, 1982.  Pp. 310.

 

Weathers, W. W., D. L. Weathers, and C. van Riper III.  1983.  Basal metabolism of the Apapane:  comparison of freshly caught birds with long‑term captives.  Auk 100(4):977‑978.

 

Baldridge, F., P. Detrich, and C. van Riper III.  1982.  A Survey of Endangered Raptorial Birds in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.  CPSU/UCD Tech. Rep. No. 9, 88 pp.

 

Harlow, D.L., C.R. Bruce, F.C. Dobler, H.L. Greiman, R.M. Jurek, R.D. Mallette, R.R. Olendorff, C.A. Rieck, C. van Riper III, and R.S. Wilbur.  1982.  Pacific Coast Recovery Plan for the American Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum).  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon.

 

Kamil, A.C., and C. van Riper III.  1982.  Within‑territory division of foraging space by male and female Amakihi (Loxops virens).  Condor 84:117‑119.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1982.  Censuses and breeding observations of the birds on Kohala Mountain, Hawaii.  Wilson Bull.  94:463‑476.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1982.  Avifauna of Kohala Mountain, Hawaii.  CPSU/Univ. of Hawaii, Tech. Rep. No. 44, 27 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, S.G. van Riper, M.L. Goff, and M. Laird.  1982.  The impact of malaria on birds in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  CPSU/Univ. of Hawaii Tech., Rep. No. 47, 73 pp.

 

van Riper, S.G., and C. van Riper III.  1982.  A field guide to the mammals in Hawaii.  Oriental Publishing Co., Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Weathers, W.W., and C. van Riper III.  1982.  Temperature regulation in two endangered Hawaiian honeycreepers:  the Palila (Psittirostra bailleui) and the Laysan Finch (Psittirostra cantans).  Auk 99(4):667‑674.

 

Laird, M., and C. van Riper III.  1981.  Questionable reports of Plasmodium from birds in Hawaii, with the recognition of P. relictum ssp. capistranoae (Russell, 1932) as the avian malaria parasite there. pp. 159‑165, In: Parasitological Topics, Special Publ. #1.  Soc. of Protozoologists. ed. E.V. Canning.  Allen Press, Inc., Lawrence, Kansas.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1981.  A survey showing the effect of environment and behavior upon parasite levels in the Hawai'i Amakihi (Loxops virens) (Aves:  Drepanididae).  CPSU/Univ. of Hawaii, Tech. Rep. No. 43, 14 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1981.  Estimating numbers of terrestrial birds, summarizing remarks: comparison of methods.  Studies in Avian Biology No. 6:217‑218.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1981.  "The Hawaiian Goose" by Janet Kear and A.J. Berger.  (Book Review).  Wilson Bull. 93(3):417‑419.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1981.  A breeding ecology of the endangered Palila (Psittirostra bailleui) on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i.  CPSU/Univ. of Hawaii, Tech. Rep. No. 42, 41 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III, S. van Riper, M.L. Goff, and M. Laird.  1981.  Investigation of avian malaria in Hawaii's National Parks.  In:  The Third Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

 

van Riper, C., III.  1980.  The phenology of the dryland forest of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the impact of recent environmental perturbations. Biotropica 12:282‑291.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1980.  Observations on the breeding of the Palila (Psittirostra bailleui) of Hawaii.  Ibis 122:462‑475.

 

van Riper, C., III, and S.G. van Riper.  1980.  A necropsy procedure for sampling disease in wild birds.  Condor 82:85‑98.

 

Goff, M.L. and C. van Riper III.  1980.  Distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera:  Culicidae) on the east flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii. Pac. Insects 22:178‑188.

 

Levine, N.D., S.G. van Riper, and, C. van Riper III.  1980.  Five new species of Isospora from Hawaiian birds.  J. Protozoology 27:258‑259.

 

Scott, J.M., and C. van Riper III.  1980.  The Palila:  an endangered Hawaiian bird.  Cooperative Extension Service, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii  96822.  Leaflet 215.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1979.  The investigation of avian malaria in Hawaii's National Parks.  In: Proceedings of the Second Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks.  (Microfiche).

 

van Riper, C., III, and J.M. Scott.  1979.  Observations on distribution, diet, and breeding of the Hawaiian Thrush.  Condor  81:65‑71.

 

van Riper, C., III, S.G. van Riper, and A.J. Berger.  1979.  The Red‑whiskered Bulbul in Hawaii.  Wilson Bull. 91:323‑328.

 

van Riper, C., III, S.G. van Riper, J.Q. Casey, and I.B. Casey.  1979.  Observation on the drowning of a White‑capped Noddy Tern.  Elepaio 39:147‑148.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  An 'O'u observation at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Elepaio 39:32‑33.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  Discovery of the Yellow‑fronted Canary on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  Elepaio 38:99‑100.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  Reasons why the Palila, a Hawaiian honeycreeper, is rare and endangered:  analysis of a breeding biology.  In: Second Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium 14‑15 April 1977.  Pac. Sci. 32:102.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  The influence of food supplementation upon the reproductive strategy and movement patterns in the Hawaii Amakihi (Loxops virens).  In: Second Annual Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium 14‑15 April 1977.  Pac. Sci. 32:101‑102.

 

van Riper, C., III, and R.D. Barbee.  1978.  Dark‑rumped Petrel at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Bird‑banding 49:372.

 

van Riper, C., III, and S.G. van Riper.  1978.  A necropsy procedure for sampling disease in wild bird populations.  In: Proceedings of the Second Conference in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Pp. 309‑332.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  Observations on white Apapane at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Condor 80:452.

 

van Riper, C., III, J.M. Scott and D.M. Woodside.  1978.  Distribution and abundance patterns of the Palila on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  Auk 95:518‑ 527.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1978.  The breeding ecology of the Amakihi (Loxops virens) and Palila (Psittirostra bailleui) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  Ph.D. dissertation.  University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

 

Berger, A. J., E. Kosaka, E. Kridler, J. M. Scott, P. Scowcroft, C. Wakida, D. Woodside, and C. van Riper III.  1977.  Palila recovery plan.  Portland, Oregon, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1977.  The use of sheep wool in nest construction by Hawaiian birds.  Auk 94:646‑651.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1976.  Aspects of House Finch breeding biology in Hawaii.  Condor 78:224‑229.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1976.  The influence of food supplementation upon the reproductive strategy and movement patterns in the Hawaii Amakihi (Loxops virens). Pp. 227.  In: Proceedings of the First Conference in Natural Sciences in Hawaii.  (C. W. Smith Ed.).  CPSU Dept. Botany, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1976.  Superimposition of Amakihi nest on one of an Elepaio.  Condor 78:267‑269.

 

van Riper, C., III, and J.M. Scott.  1976.  Patterns in the distribution and abundance of the Palila on Mauna Kea. Pp. 229. In: Proceedings of the First Conference in Natural Sciences in Hawaii.  (C. W. Smith Ed.. CPSU Dept. Botany, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1975.  The use of sheep wool in nest construction by Hawaiian birds.  US International Biological Program, Island Ecosystems IRP, Tech. Rep. No. 73, 11 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1975.  The phenology of mamane (Sophora chrysophylla) and naio (Myoporum sandwicense)  on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, as related to the annual cycle of the Amakihi (Loxops virens) and the Palila (Psittirostra bailleui).  US International Biological Program, Island Ecosystems IRP, Tech. Rep. No. 51, 37 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1975.  Parasites of the Hawaii Amakihi (Loxops virens).  US International Biological Program, Island Ecosystems IRP, Tech. Rep. No. 62, 25 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1974.  An albinistic Elepaio from Hawaii.  Auk 91:841.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1974.  An unusually massive nest of the House Finch (Linnet) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.  Elepaio 34:97‑99.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1974.  Linnet breeding biology on Hawaii.  US International Biological Program, Island Ecosystems IRP, Tech. Rep. No. 46, 19 pp.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1974.  Unusual uses of Ricebird nests in Hawaii.  Elepaio 35:5.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1973.  A comparison of different nesting locations of the Chinese Thrush in Hawaii.  Elepaio  33:91‑92.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1973.  Island of Hawaii landbird distribution and abundance.  Elepaio 34:l‑3.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1973.  The nesting of the Apapane in lava caves on the island of Hawaii.  Wilson Bull.  85:238‑240.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1972.  Akepa sightings on Hawaii.  Elepaio 33:9.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1972.  Crested Honeycreeper of Maui.  Elepaio 32:90‑91.

 

van Riper, C., III.  1972.  Discovery of the nest of the Maui Creeper.  Elepaio 32:100‑103.

 

 

 




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentbiodiversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem diversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Plants and Animalsanimals
Plants and Animalsinvasive species
Plants and Animalsmigratory species
Plants and Animalsseasonal migration
Plants and Animalswildlife
Atmosphere and Climateclimate change
Atmosphere and Climateglobal change
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmenthabitats
Ecology and Environmentisland ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentshrublands
Ecology and Environmentwetlands
Environmental Issuesdesertification
Environmental Issueshealth and disease
Environmental Issueshuman impacts
Environmental Issuesland use
Environmental Issuesland use change
Environmental Issuesrecreation
Natural Hazardsdroughts
Natural Hazardsfire control
Natural Hazardsfires
Natural Hazardsfloods
Natural Hazardshazards
Natural Resourcesenergy resources
Natural Resourcesforest resources
Natural Resourceswater resources
Plants and Animalsaquatic vegetation
Plants and Animalscapturing and trapping
Plants and Animalsendangered species
Plants and Animalsextinction and extirpation
Plants and Animalsflowering plants
Plants and Animalsgenetic diversity
Plants and Animalsherbivores
Plants and Animalsinvertebrates
Plants and Animalsplant and animal testing
Plants and Animalsplants
Plants and Animalspollinators
Plants and Animalsspecies diversity
Plants and Animalsvegetation
Plants and Animalsvertebrates
Plants and Animalswildlife population management
Techniques and Methodsfield methods
Techniques and Methodsgeographic information systems (GIS)
Techniques and Methodsgeolocation measurement
Techniques and Methodsisotopic analysis
Techniques and Methodslaboratory methods
Techniques and Methodsmathematical modeling
Techniques and Methodsmathematical simulation
Techniques and Methodsreal-time monitoring and reporting
Techniques and Methodsremote sensing
Techniques and Methodsstatistical analysis
Techniques and Methodstopological analysis
Water Resourcesdomestic water use
Water Resourcesdrainage basins
Water Resourcesdroughts
Water Resourcesfloodplains
Water Resourcesfloods
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesground-water quality
Water Resourcesirrigation
Water Resourceslakes
Water Resourcesrunoff
Water Resourcesstreamflow
Water Resourcessurface water
Water Resourceswater supply and demand
Water Resourceswater use



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

Climate Variability & Change

Global Climate Change Impacts on Plant Phenology and Birds

My research interests include: 

Conservation of birds in Southwestern North American ecosystems

Host-parasite behavior and diseases of birds and wildlife

Avian disease

Neotropical migrant bird habitat utilization in Mexico, Central America and the American Southwest

Global climate change impacts on plant phenology and birds

Ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau

Science policy interface

African birds and mammals


Contact Information

Charles Van Riper
1110 E. South Campus Dr. RM123
Tucson, AZ 85719
charles_van_riper@usgs.gov
520-626-7027
520-670-5001 - Fax
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