T. Will Richardson

T. Will Richardson
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

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Citations since 2016
10 Research Items
137 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2001 - December 2009
University of Nevada, Reno
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2001 - August 2001
United States Forest Service, Region 5
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Sierra Nevada Framework Protocol multi-species monitoring pilot-project.
October 1995 - April 1996
San Francisco State University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Projet Calao in the Reserve du Dja in southern Cameroon
Education
August 2001 - August 2007
University of Nevada, Reno
Field of study
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, Dissertation: Avian Use, Nest-site Selection, and Nesting Success in Sierra Nevada Aspen.
August 1990 - May 1994
University of Vermont
Field of study
  • Environmental Studies, Senior Thesis: Habitat Suitability and Population Density of Bicknell’s Thrush (Catharus minimus bicknelli ) on Mt. Mansfield, VT

Publications

Publications (34)
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Records of Omus are reported for the first time from the state of Nevada, USA, with details of their discovery and habitats. Specimens of adults were collected from volcanic soilds in the First, Second, and Third Creek drainages above Incline Village, Washoe County, all within the hydrologic Lake Tahoe Basin. The possibility of distribution elsewhe...
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We compared the vulnerability of a Nearctic-Neotropical migrant (Swainson’s Thrush, Catharus ustulatus) for three geographically-defined breeding populations in California by linking breeding and wintering regions, estimating migration distances, and quantifying relative forest loss. Using data from light-level geolocator and GPS tags, we found tha...
Preprint
Anthropogenic disturbances typically have negative impacts on beach-associated tiger beetle populations. Fenced exclosures have been erected on the beaches of Lake Tahoe to protect an endemic plant from trampling due to heavy recreational use. We investigated the effects of these exclosures on tiger beetles, their prey base, and several habitat var...
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Anthropogenic disturbances typically have negative impacts on beach-associated tiger beetle populations. Fenced exclosures have been erected on the beaches of Lake Tahoe to protect an endemic plant from trampling due to heavy recreational use. We investigated the effects of these exclosures on tiger beetles, their prey base, and several habitat var...
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Members of the rabbit family (Leporidae), have been essentially ignored by research and monitoring programs at Lake Tahoe and have received almost no attention from researchers throughout the Sierra Nevada. We therefore know almost nothing about where and how these species fit into the local ecosystem, yet we can assume from studies in other region...
Book
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This seasonal checklist represents the complete list of birds documented from the Lake Tahoe basin as of May 2016. It has been compiled by Will Richardson and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS), based on over 20 years of field observations, records from the literature spanning back to the 1800s, and notes, reports, and feedback from oth...
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Fire is a natural process and the dominant disturbance shaping plant and animal communities in many coniferous forests of the western US. Given that fire size and severity are predicted to increase in the future, it has become increasingly important to understand how wildlife responds to fire and post-fire management. The Angora Fire burned 1243 he...
Technical Report
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In this report, we attempt to summarize status information for bird species that have been recorded in Martis Valley. Martis Valley is a popular spot among birders visiting from elsewhere in California, but particularly among those that keep county lists. The location provides a confluence of several habitat types, ready access, and Great Basin veg...
Conference Paper
Background/Question/Methods Fire is a natural process and the dominant disturbance shaping plant and animal communities in mixed conifer forests of the western United States. Given that fire size and severity are predicted to increase in the future, it has become increasingly important to understand how wildlife responds to post-fire landscapes....
Conference Paper
Members of the rabbit family (Leporidae) have received almost no attention by research and monitoring programs at Lake Tahoe. Each of Tahoe’s regularly occurring species is considered worthy of special conservation consideration by one or more of the various management agencies relevant to the Lake Tahoe Basin, yet we know almost nothing about thei...
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ABSTRACT  Identifying nest predators is critical to understanding predation pressures that birds face, and using surveillance cameras appears to be the most reliable method of nest predator identification. However, presence and methods of using camera equipment may introduce bias in predation rates. To summarize potential effects of cameras on nest...
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Predation of eggs or nestlings is generally believed to be the most influential factor limiting passerine reproductive success. Thus, there should be strong selective pressures for birds to place their nests in sites that are inaccessible to predators or that are less likely to be discovered by them. We found and monitored 231 nests of 4 species of...
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The challenge of conserving the unique and isolated biota of the Spring Mountains has become immediate as expanding Las Vegas increasingly exerts urban impacts upon what until recently was largely wilderness. Both springs and their distinctive ecological communities have suffered significantly from these effects. Understanding how different faunal...
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We examined bird-habitat relationships within and across a range of aspen habitats in four major watersheds in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains of California and Nevada to identify habitat features of importance to aspen-breeding birds. Using point counts and vegetation assessments from 462 individual stations between 2001 and 2003 allowed us to...
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Daily monitoring of migrating birds at Southeast Farallon Island, initiated in 1968, has continued uninterrupted. The number of species recorded on this 44-hectare island reached 403 in 2002. Ten species of waterbird, in descending order of abundance, the Sooty Shearwater, Brown Pelican, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, Pacific Loon, Buller's Shearwa...
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Daily monitoring of migrating birds at Southeast Farallon Island, initiated in 1968, has continued uninterrupted. Ten species of waterbird averaged over 500 individuals recorded annually. In descending order of abundance these were Sooty Shearwater, Brown Pelican, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, Pacific Loon, Buller’s Shearwater, Bonaparte's Gull, B...

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Questions (3)
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ResearchGate doesn't have a way to add missing journals, and my understanding is that they simply draw from other databases anyhow. So if a journal is missing from ResearchGate, I suppose it is likely missing from other important research databases as well. Does anybody have any insight into how to rectify that? There's a quarterly, peer-reviewed tiger beetle journal (Cicindela, ISSN: 0590-6334) that's been published since 1969, but it never seems to show in any journal databases. I'd love to learn why it doesn't show up, and more importantly, what could be done to fix that. If anyone can refer me towards anyone with expertise in this area, I'd be grateful. Thanks!
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The Journal is Cicindela, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal devoted to Cicindelidae, published since 1969. ISSN: 0590-6334 The managing editor is Ronald Huber: huber033@umn.edu. How do I get this added so I can list the journal information in my contributions?
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RG's only suggestion is that I invite them to join. My only thought is that I am missing a space between her initials in the citation.

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Projects (4)
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We investigate and monitor avian community patterns, predation and nesting success, habitat ecology, invasive species interactions, and conifer removal treatment effects in aspen habitats of the Sierra Nevada. Results of these studies are used to direct conifer removal and aspen restoration efforts in the Sierra Nevada and beyond.
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We investigate community patterns, predator-prey interactions, habitat associations, and conservation genetics of Leporidae in the Sierra Nevada, with an emphasis on applying our findings to conservation efforts.
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Investigations of basic life history, habitat associations, and distributions of Sierra Nevada and Western Great Basin tiger beetles (Cicindela). Much of this work is focused on the Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake regions.