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Biology

Dr. Joe Springer

Dr. Joe Springer

Professor, Chair of Department
Bruner Hall of Science, 335B
(308) 865-8920
springerj@unk.edu

Advisor to Wildlife Biology Majors

Areas of Interest:
  • Behavioral repertoires of Nebraska wildlife.
  • Methods of indexing wildlife populations.
  • Mammal home range size estimations based on number of relocations.
  • Mammals of the Prairie

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Dissertation & Thesis:
  • Springer, J. T.  1977.  Movement patterns of coyotes in south central Washington as determined by radio telemetry.  Ph. D. Dissertation, Department of Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. 109 pp.
  • Springer, J. T.  1976.  A preliminary radio-tracking study of coyotes in south central Washington.  Thesis, Department of Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. 56 pp.
  • Springer, J. T.  1971.  The effect of fire on small mammal populations in a restored prairie.  Senior Thesis, Department of Biology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. 42 pp.
Publications:
  • Springer, J. T., & Holley, D.  2012.  An Introduction to Zoology: Investigating the Animal World. Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, Massachusetts. 609 pp.
  • Wills, H. D., Geluso, K., Smits, E. J., Springer, J. T., and Newton, W. E.  2011.  Notes on the distribution of eastern woodrats and hispid cotton rats in south-central Nebraska.  Prairie Naturalist  43:127-129.
  • Filkovsky, G., & Springer, J. T.  2010.  Interactive use of barbels by spotted goatfish Pseudupeneus maculatus (Bloch, 1793) on the reef of Bonaire, Lesser Antilles.  Open Marine Biology Journal 4:122-124.
  • Friedel, T. J., & Springer, J. T.  2008.  Small mammal population diversity in a wooded and cleared Platte River habitat.  Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 20:371-380.
  • Springer, J. T., & Springer, E. C. (Editors).  2008.  Prairie Invaders: Proceedings of the 20th North American Prairie Conference. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 386 pp.
  • Springer, J. T., Archer, M. W., & Sullivan, M. E.  2006.  Does an interstate highway form a dispersal barrier to small mammals?  Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 19:151.
  • Springer, J. T.  2003.  Home range size estimates based on number of relocationsOccasional Wildlife Management Papers, Biology Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney 14:1-12.
  • Springer, J. T., & Voigt, A. W.  1999.  Small mammal populations in a prairie/riparian forest ecotone.  Proceedings of the North American Prairie Conference 16:127-132.
  • Springer, J. T.  1998.  Mammalian effects on Loess Hills prairie.  Platte Valley Review 26(2):104-116
  • Springer, J. T.  1993.  Tradition of the Sandhill Cranes.  Pages 44-49 in The Platte River: an Atlas of the Big Bend Region (Edited by A. Jenkins) University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 194 pp.
  • Springer, J. T.  1993.  Viewing the Cranes.  Pages 49-51 in The Platte River: an Atlas of the Big Bend Region (Edited by A. Jenkins) University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska. 194 pp.