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ROBERT W. HOWE
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Dept. of Natural and Applied Sciences
Biology Program
Office: Laboratory Sciences Bldg., room 475
Phone: 920-465-2272
E-mail: HOWER@UWGB.EDU
EDUCATION
1981 Ph.D. Zoology (minor: Botany), University of Wisconsin-Madison
1977 M.S. Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison
1974 B.S. Biology (magna cum laude), University of Notre Dame
EMPLOYMENT
2001-2005, Chair, Department of Biology, UW-Green Bay
1999-present, Professor, Director of Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, UW-Green Bay
1984-1998, Assistant / Associate Professor, Curator of Richter Natural History Museum, UW-Green Bay
1981-1984, Director / Zoologist, Iowa Natural Areas Inventory, Iowa Conservation Commission and The Nature Conservancy, Des Moines, Iowa
1980-1981, Graduate Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1979-1980, Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1977-1979, Visiting Scholar, University of New England, Armidale, N.S.W., Australia
1974-1977, Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
HONORS AND AWARDS
2008, Sam Robbins Award for Excellence in Citizen Science, Madison Audubon Society
2006, Silver Passenger Pigeon Award, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
2002, Green Bay Mayor’s Community Award for Conservation/Outreach (Cofrin Center for Biodiversity)
2001, Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professor of Natural Sciences, UW-Green Bay
1997, U.S. Forest Service Honor Award (with Tony Rinaldi, U.S. Forest Service Biologist)
1993, UW-Green Bay Founder's Association Award for Outstanding Scholarship
1992, Merit Award for Outstanding Teaching (UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor)
1991, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (Australia)
1990, Outstanding Public Service Award - Eastern Region, U.S. Forest Service
1990, Earth Defender Award - Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society
1980-1981, Wisconsin Alumni Research Fund Graduate Fellowship (UW-Madison)
1977-1979 , Fulbright-Hays Grant-in-Aid, Australian-American Education Foundation
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2003-present, Science Advisory Committee, The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter
1987-present, Co-organizer, Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey
1995-2001, Data Management Director, Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas
1993-1998, Research Committee Chair, Partners in Flight, Wisconsin Working Group
1993-1994, Scientific Roundtable. U.S. Forest Service, Nicolet and Chequamegon National Forests
1993, University Committee Chair / Speaker of the Faculty Senate, UW-Green Bay
1992-1995, Advisory Committee, National Science Experiment, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
1991-1999, Projects Committee Chair and Board of Directors, Wisconsin Chapter, The Nature Conservancy
1989-2005, Research Committee Chair and Board of Directors, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
1985-1991, Conservation Co-Chair, Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society
SUMMARY OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Mammalogy / Mammalogy Lab, 1984-present, (24-48 students every other year)
Ornithology / Ornithology Lab, 1984-present, (15-24 students every other year)
Ecological Methods and Analysis, 2004-2005
Ecological Applications, 1998-2005
Ecological Dynamics / Ecological Dynamics Lab, 1988-1998, (30 students per year)
Introduction to Environmental Sciences, 1984-1998, 2007 (75-125 students per year)
Issues in Biological Conservation, 1984-1998, (30-40 students per year)
Seminar in Ecology and Evolution, 1986-present, (faculty / student seminar, 10-15 students)
Biological Resources Management I / II, 1993, (course development, 20 students)
Resource Management Strategy, 1995, (30 students)
Scientific Applications of Computing, 1996, (60 students)
RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Wolf, A., L. Parker, G. Fewless, K. Corio, J. Sundance, R. Howe, and H. Gentry. 2008. Impacts of Summer vs. Winter Logging on Understory Vegetation in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Forest Ecology and Management 254(1): 35-45. pdf (personal version)

Howe, R.W., R. R. Regal, J.M. Hanowski, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, and C.R. Smith. 2007. An index of biotic condition based on bird assemblages in Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3): 93-105. pdf (personal version)

Howe, R.W., R. R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, N.P. Danz, J.M. Hanowski. 2007. A probability-based indicator of ecological condition. Ecological Indicators 7:793-806. pdf (personal version)

Hanowski, J., N. Danz, R. Howe, G. Niemi, R. Regal. 2007. Consideration of geography and wetland geomorphic type in the development of Great Lakes coastal wetland bird indicators. EcoHealth 4:194-205.

Price, S.J., R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, R.R. Regal, G.J. Niemi, and C.R. Smith. 2007. Are anurans of Great Lakes coastal wetlands reliable environmental indicators? Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3): 211-223. pdf (personal version)

Danz, N.P., G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, T. Hollenhorst, L.B. Johnson, J.M. Hanowski, R. Axler, J.J.H. Ciborowski, T. Hrabik, V.J. Brady, J.R. Kelly, J.C. Brazner, R.W. Howe, C.A. Johnston, G.E. Host. 2007. Integrated gradients of anthropogenic stress in the U.S. Great Lakes basin. Environmental Management 39: 631-647.

Katz, C.J., S.C. Anderson, R.W. Howe, A.R. Hinickle, N.T. Waliszewski, S.A. Nye, and A.M. Wunderlin. 2007. West Nile virus exposure in black bears of northeastern Wisconsin. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 634-636.

Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, G.J. Niemi, R.R. Regal, Trebitz, A.S., R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, C.A. Johnston, E.D. Reavie, V.J. Brady, G.V. Sgro. 2007. Evaluation of geographic, geomorphic, and human influences on Great Lakes wetland indicators: a multi-assemblage approach. Ecological Indicators 7: 610-635.

Brazner, J.C., N.P. Danz, G.J. Niemi, R.R.Regal, T. Hollenhorst, G. Host, T. Brown, A.S. Trebitz, R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, L.B. Johnson, J.J.H. Ciborowski, C. Johnston, E. Reavie, G. Sgro. 2007. Responsiveness of Great Lakes wetland indicators to human disturbances at multiple spatial scales: a multi-assemblage assessment. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33 (Special Issue 3): 42-66.

Cutright, N., B. Harriman, and R. Howe. 2006. The Atlas of Wisconsin Breeding Birds. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Milwaukee, WI. 642 pages.

Niemi, G.J., R. Axler, V. Brady, J. Brazner, T. Brown, J.H. Ciborowski, N. Danz, J.M.Hanowski, T. Hollenhorst, R.W. Howe, L.B. Johnson, C.A. Johnston, E. Reavie, M. Simcik, and D. Swackhamer. 2006. Environmental indicators of the U.S. Great Lakes coastal region. Report NRRI/TR-2006/11 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Program, ver.1. Agreement R82-8675, Washington DC. Prepared by Great Lakes Environmental Indicators Collaboration, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth, 121 pp + attachments (CD).

Howe, R. W. and L.J. Roberts.  2005.  Sixteen years of habitat-based bird monitoring in the Nicolet National Forest.  pp. 963-973. in C.J. Ralph and T.D. Rich (eds.), Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference, 2002 March 20-24. Asilomar, CA.  USDA Forest Service Gen Tech. Rep.  PSW-GTR-191. Pacific Southwest Research Station, Albany, CA. pp. 963-973.

Wolf, A.T., R.W. Howe, and R. Dana.  2005. Conservation of the northern blue butterfly in the western Great Lakes region. Natural Areas Journal 25:77-75. abstract.

Price, S. J., D. R. Marks, R. W. Howe, J. Hanowski, and G. J. Niemi.  2005.  The importance of spatial scale for conservation and assessment of anuran populations in coastal wetlands of the western Great Lakes. Landscape Ecology 20: 441-454. pdf

Howe, R. and G. Cleerman.  2005.  Breeding birds of the Marathon County Forest System in central Wisconsin.  Passenger Pigeon 68: in press.    Howe, R.W. and A.T. Wolf.  2003.  A Checklist of Birds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. USDA Forest Service Publication, Park Falls, WI. 

Broetzman, J.L. and R.W. Howe.  2003.  The effects of Lake Michigan on the distribution of breeding  birds in eastern Wisconsin.  Passenger Pigeon 66 (2):113-124. 

Niemi, G.J., Hanowski, J.M., Danz, N., Howe, R., Jones, M., Lind, J., and Mladenoff, D. 2004. Hierarchical scales in landscape responses by forest birds. In: Landscape Ecology and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation: Critical Information for Ecological Risk Assessment, Land-Use Management Activities, and Biodiversity Enhancement Practices, ASTM STP 1458, L.A. Kapustka, H. Gilbraith, M. Luxon, and G.R. Biddinger, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 2004.

Howe, R.W., W. Evans, and A.T. Wolf.  2002.  Effects of wind turbines on birds and bats in northeastern  Wisconsin.  Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.  105 pp.   

Marks, D.R., R. J. Japuntich, and R.W. Howe.  2002.  Encapsulation of turf seeds as a deterrent to seed-eating birds.  Turfgrass Trends 11(6):11-16. 

Wolf, A.T., R.W. Howe, and J.L. Hamrick.  2000.  Genetic diversity and population structure of the serpentine endemic Calystegia collina (Convolvulaceae) in northern California.  American Journal of Botany 87:1138-1146.

Davis, J.H., R.W. Howe, and G. Davis.  2000.  A multi-scale spatial analysis method for point data.  Landscape Ecology 15:99-114.


SELECTED OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Neimi, G.J., J. Hanowski, P. Helle, R. Howe, M. M”nk”nen, L. Venier, and D. Welsh. 1998. Ecological sustainability of birds in boreal forests. Conservation Ecology [online] 2(2):17.

Howe, R.W., G.J. Niemi, S.J. Lewis, and D.A. Welsh. 1997. A standard method for monitoring songbird populations in the Great Lakes Region. Passenger Pigeon 59(3):183- 194.

Howe, R.W., G. Niemi, and J.R. Probst. 1996. Management of northern forest landscapes for the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds. pp. 144-167 in Thompson, F.R.(ed.), Managing Midwest Landscapes for the Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds. Gen. Tech. Rep. Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Columbia, MO.

Donovan, T.M., D.A. Clark, R.W. Howe, and B.J.Danielson. 1996. Metapopulations and the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in the Midwest. pp. 41-52 in Thompson, F.R.(ed.), Managing Midwest Landscapes for the Conservation of Neotropical Migratory Birds. Gen. Tech. Rep. Northwest Forest Experiment Station, Columbia, MO.

Ford, H.A., G. Barrett, and R.W. Howe. 1995. Effects of habitat fragmentation and degradation on bird communities. pp. 99-116 in Bellan-Santini, G. Bonin, and C.C. Eming (eds.), Functioning and dynamics of natural and perturbed ecosystems. Lavoiser Publishing, Paris, FR, 819 pp.

Howe, R.W., A.T. Wolf, and T.Rinaldi. 1994. Monitoring birds in a regional landscape: lessons from the Nicolet National Forest Bird Survey. pp. 83-92 in Ralph, C.J., J.Sauer, and S. Droege (eds.), Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-149, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA.

Wolf, A.T., R.W. Howe, and G.J. Davis. 1994. Detectability of forest birds from stationary points. pp. 21-25 in Ralph, C.J., J.Sauer, and S. Droege (eds.), Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-149, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA.

Howe, R.W., S.A. Temple, and M.J. Mossman. 1992. Forest management and birds in northern Wisconsin. Passenger Pigeon 54(4):297-305.

Howe, R.W. 1992. Research opportunities for part-time ornithologists. Passenger Pigeon 54(2):107-114.

Davis, G.J. and R.W. Howe. 1992. Juvenile dispersal, limited breeding sites, and the dynamics of metapopulations. Journal of Theoretical Biology 41(2):184-207.

Howe, R.W., G. J. Davis, and V. Mosca. 1991. The demographic significance of "sink" populations. Biological Conservation 57:239-255.

Howe, R.W., T.C. Moermond, and K.A. Rusterholz. 1991. Ecomorphology and avian feeding behavior. Acta XX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, Volume II:903-912.

Howe, R.W. 1984. Zoogeography of Iowa's Paleozoic Plateau. Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science 91:32-36.

Howe, R.W. 1984. Local dynamics of bird assemblages in small forest habitat islands in Australia and North America. Ecology 65(5):1585-1601.

Howe, R.W., T.D. Howe, and H.A. Ford. 1981. Bird distributions on small rain forest remnants in New South Wales. Australian Wildlife Research 8(3):637-651.
 
Rusterholz, K.A. and R.W. Howe. 1979. Species-area relations of birds on small islands in a Minnesota lake. Evolution 33(1):468-477

Howe, R.W. 1979. Distribution and behavior of birds on small islands in northern Minnesota. Journal of Biogeography 6:379-390.
SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS AND CONTRIBUTED CHAPTERS

Howe, R.W., T.C. Erdman, and K.D. Kruse. 1995. Potential avian mortality at wind generation towers in southeastern Brown County. Richter Museum Special Report No. 4, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Howe, R.W., A.T. Wolf, and T.C. Erdman. 1993. Wintering Bald Eagles along the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin. Richter Museum Special Report No. 3, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Moermond, T.C. and R.W. Howe. 1988. Ecomorphology of feeding: behavioral attributes and ecological consequences. pp.2265-2270 in: H. Oullett (ed.), Acta XIX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologicus. University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, ON.

Howe, R., M. Grimm, and G. Fewless. 1988. A biological inventory of the Shivering Sands Natural Area in Door County, Wisconsin. Richter Museum Special Report No. 2, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Steffen, J., R. Howe, and T. Erdman. 1988. A biological inventory of Kingfisher Farm, a potential long-term study area in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Richter Museum Special Report No. 1, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Howe, R.W. 1986. Bird distributions in forest islands of northeastern New South Wales. pp. 119-129 in: H.A. Ford and D.C. Paton, (eds.), The dynamic partnership: birds and plants in southern Australia. Government Printer, Adelaide South Australia.

Howe, R.W., W.P. Pusateri, R.A. Laushman, M.J. Huston, and W.E. Schennum. 1984. An Inventory of Significant Natural Areas in Iowa. The Nature Conservancy and Iowa Conservation Commission. Des Moines, Iowa. 125 pp.
SUPERVISION OF M.S. STUDENTS (MAJOR PROFESSOR)

1986, Robert Murphy, Effects of Cultivation on Soil Invertebrate Populations.
1989, Katherine McDonald, Breeding Habitat of Amphibians in the Nicolet National Forest.
1990, Todd Schneider, Edge Effects on Forest Birds in the Nicolet National Forest.
1993, Amy Wolf, Ecology and Conservation of the Northern Blue Butterfly and its Relationship with Dwarf Bilberry in Northern Wisconsin.
1994, Andrew Zovnic, Avian Productivity and Habitat Characteristics in Northern Wisconsin.
1996, Jennifer Davis, A Spatial and Habitat Analysis of Breeding Bird Populations in the Nicolet National Forest.
1996, Kimberly Kruse, A Study of the Effects of Transmission Towers on Migrating Birds.
1996, Steve Petzke, Avian Utilization of Small Isolated Wetlands as Stopover and Breeding Habitats in Wisconsin.
1996, Joan Elias, Avian Communities and Their Response to Forest Edge in the Bad River Corridor, Wisconsin.
1996, James Broetzman, The Effects of Lake Michigan on the Distribution of Breeding Birds in East-Central Wisconsin.
1996, Lynn White, A GIS Analysis of Bobolink Populations in Eastern Wisconsin.
1996, Dan Goltz, A Comparative Analysis of Bird Census Techniques.
1998, Victoria Harris, Waterfowl Use of Lower Green Bay Before and After Zebra Mussel Invasion.
1998, James Havel, Analysis of Breeding Birds in Riparrian Forests of County and Federal Lands in Northeastern Wisconsin.
1999, Ryan Atwater, Potential Effects of Wind Power Facilities on Resident and Migratory Birds in Eastern Wisconsin.
2000, Joanne Finnell, Diversity and Abundance of Small Mammals in Old Growth and Managed Forests of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
2000, Nate Hawley, Long Term Change and Habitat Distribution Patterns in the Butterfly Fauna  of Tobago, West Indies.
2001, Joel Whitehouse, A comparison of leaf litter spider assemblages in old growth and managed forests.
2001, Lance Roberts, Habitat and Landscape Associations of Bird Populations in the Nicolet National, Forest, Wisconsin, USA.
2002, Daisaku Kiyoto, Local population dynamics of soldier beetles (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus) in an old field.
2003, Steven Price, Distribution of amphibians in the Great Lakes coastal environment.
2003, David Marks, Habitat associations of Great Lakes wetland birds.
2003, Coleen Feucht, The influence of Lake Michigan on distribution patterns of migrating land birds.
2003, Julie Gibson, Landscape analysis of nesting habitat in northern forest raptors.
2004, Andrew Cassini, Patterns of Bird Distributions in Central and Northern Wisconsin.
2005, Andrew Paulios, Distribution of Breeding Owls in Northern Wisconsin.
2005, Amanda Bowman, Smart Growth Planning and Conservation Design in Wisconsin
2006, Crystal Schiefelbein, Using Regression Trees to Model Bird Distributions in Forested Wetlands of Northern Wisconsin
2006, Tracy Houston (Johnston),GIS resources for conservation planning in the Red Banks/Gilson Creek Watershed
2007, Marci Johnson, Bait Use by Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Northeastern Wisconsin: Applications of GPS Telemetry, GIS and Remote Photography

RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

2008. Howe, R.W. and J. Davis.  2008.  The Northeastern U.S. Birder Certification and Training Program.  U.S. Fish
 and Wildlife Service and National Parks Service.  $25,000. 

2008. Wolf, A., A. Bauer-Danton, R.Howe, and M. Zorn.  2008.  Raising Graduation Rates of Minority Science
  Students through Junior and Senior Level Research Experiences.  Wisconsin Alliance for Minority
  Participation  (WiscAMP).  $23,600.

2008. Howe, R.W. and A.T. Wolf.  2007.  Wabikon Lake forest dynamics plot: globally-networked ecological
  research in northern Wisconsin.  (private foundation).  $114,900. 

2007. Howe, R.W. Development of trans-national biotic indicators in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium. $7,200

2007.  Howe, R.W. and M. Stiefvater.  Natural Resource Protection Plan for the Town of Scott –Niagara Escarpment to the Green Bay Shore.  Town of Scott.  $8,850.

2007.  Howe, R.W. and J. Davis.  A web-based birder certification program.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  $9,566.  

2005-06.  Howe, R.W. Certification of Volunteers for Quality Bird Monitoring.  Aquatic and Terrestrial Resource Inventory Program.  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  $9475 + $2500

2005.  Howe, R.W.  Red Banks – Gilson Creek Conservation Plan:  Species and Natural Community Inventory and Mapping.  Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.  $25,000

2003.  Howe, R., C. Katz, and S. Anderson.  GPS tracking of black bear movements in areas with high vs. low human population density.  U.S. Forest Service, Laona, WI.  $5,000.  (~ $120,000 funded by private contributions).

2001-2004.  Niemi, G.J., Howe, R.W. + 10 others.  Development of environmental indicators of condition, integrity, and sustainability in the Great Lakes Basin.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. $6,000,000.

2003.  Howe, R.W. and A.J. Cassini.  Inventory and geographic modeling of bird populations in the Marshfield Ecological Study Area (MESA).  Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.  $14,491.

2003.  Howe, R.W.  Inventory of breeding birds in Chippewa County, WI. Wisconsin Department of  Natural Resources.  $10,000.

2003.  Howe, R.W.  Inventory of breeding birds in new state lands of Marinette County, WI. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  $15,000.

2002. Howe, R.W. and J. Gibson.  Habitat associations of woodland raptors in the Hiawatha National  Forest.  U.S. Forest Service.  $5,000.

2001.  Howe, R.W.  A GIS framework for bird conservation and monitoring.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office.  $138,000.

2000.  Howe, R.W.  Bird and bat mortality at wind generation facilities in Kewaunee County,  Wisconsin (continued).  Wisconsin Public Service, Inc.  $7,751.
1999. Sager, P. and R.W. Howe. Biological Inventory of the Pt. Sauble Nature Reserve Fox River Group. $120,000.

1999. R.W. Howe. Avian Mortality at Wind Generation Facilities in Kewaunee County Wisconsin Public Service. $75,352.

1998. Howe, R.W. The Effects of Rotational Grazing and Other Land Uses on Birds of Intermittent Waterways in E.C. WI U.S. National Biological Service and Wisconsin DNR. $13,260.

1997-99. Howe, R.W. Management and Analysis of Data from the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. $75,000.

1997. Howe, R.W. and M.J. Mossman. Mammals of Old Growth and Managed Forests in Northern WI and MI Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. $52,000.

1997. Howe, R.W. Field Studies and Population Modeling of Birds in the Nicolet National Forest U.S. Forest Service. $4,500.

1995. Niemi, G., R.W. Howe, D. McKenney, D. Mladenoff, C. Smith, and D. Welsh. Forest bird biodiversity: indicators of environmental condition and change in the Great Lakes Watershed. Great Lakes Protection Fund. $382,000.

1995. Howe, R.W. Effects of rotational grazing on birds of intermittent streams. Fox Wolf Basin 2000. $12,500. 1994-96. Howe, R.W. Analysis and monitoring of Bald Eagle nesting behavior. Wisconsin Department of Transportation. $44,000.

1993. Howe, R.W. and M. Mossman. Local productivity of forest birds in old growth and managed forests of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. $50,000.

1992. Howe, R.W., A.T. Wolf, and T.C. Erdman. Wintering Bald Eagles along the Fox River of eastern Wisconsin. $23.000.

1991. Howe, R.W. Metapopulations of migratory songbirds in the Nicolet National Forest. U.S. Forest Service. North Central Forest Experiment Station. $50,000.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Howe, R.W., G.J. Niemi, and N.P. Danz.  2008.  An objective index of ecological condition using bird communities.  Tundra to Tropics: Connecting Birds, Habitats, and People.  4th International Partners in Flight Conference.  MacAllen Convention Center, MacAllen, Texas.  15 February 2008.

Howe, R., G. Niemi, R. Regal, N. Danz, J. Hanowski, A. Wolf. 2007. Species responses to human activities: implications for biodiversity monitoring. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 2007.

Niemi, G., V. Brady, J. Brazner, J. Ciborowski, N. Danz, R. Howe, L. Johnson. 2007. Ecological condition of biological communities in the U.S. Great Lakes coastal region. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 2007.

Walton, N.P., R.W. Howe, A.J. Orleskie, and C. Bacelis. 2006. A systematic approach to identifying important bird areas in northern Wisconsin, USA. IV North American Ornithological Congress. Oct. 3-7. Veracruz, Mexico.

Howe, R.W., P. Sager, M. Grimm, and P. Robinson (organizers). 2006. Door County’s Natural Heritage. A conference sponsored by The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, Ridges Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy, Friends of Toft Point, and Door County Property Owners Association. Bjorklunden Lodge. Bailey’s Harbor, WI. April 18-19. (presentation: Special Birds, Mammals, and other Vertebrates of Door County)

Howe, R.W. 2006. Enrich Your Life At the Lake By Identifying and Attracting Birds. Workshop presented at the 28th Annual Wisconsin Lakes Convention. KI Center, Green Bay, WI. April 20-22.

Howe, R.W. 2006. National Forest Bird Monitoring. WBCI Annual Meeting Citizen Science Day. Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Annual Meeting. Wausau, WI. 25 March 2006.

Howe, R.W. 2006. Wisconsin Birder Certification Program. WBCI Annual Meeting Citizen Science Day. Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Annual Meeting. Wausau, WI. 25 March 2006.

Howe, R.W. 2006. Using Geographic Information Systems to Model Bird Populations. Seminar Sequence in Sciences. Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. UW-Green Bay. 24 February.

Howe, R.W. 2005. Wisconsin Birder Certification Program. Citizen-Based Monitoring Conference: Citizens and scientists working together to monitor Wisconsin's natural resources. Camp Jorn. Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. October 21 - 22,

Howe, R., J. Hanowski, G. Niemi, and N. Danz. 2005. What do birds and amphibians tell us about the health of Lake Michigan’s Coastal Zone? Lake Michigan: State of the Lake 4th Biennial Conference. Great Lakes Beach Association. 5th Annual Meeting. KI Convention Center and Regency Suites Green Bay, Wisconsin. November 2-3, 2005

Hanowski, J.M., R.W. Howe, C.R. Smith, G.J. Niemi. 2005. Comparison of wetland breeding bird and amphibian communities as integrative indicators of human impacts on Great Lakes coastal zones. Ecological Society of America, Montréal QC. Scientific. 9-Aug-05.

Cutright, N., B. Harriman, and R. Howe. 2005. Population Status of Wisconsin’s Neotropical Migrants. Wisconsin Society for Ornithology / Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Symposium. Neotropical Migrants: Insuring Their Return. February 4, 2005, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Howe, R.W., J.M. Hanowski, and G.J. Niemi.  2004.  A probabilistic indicator of biotic condition. Fourth Annual Conference of the Estuarine and Great Lakes Initiative, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program. Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN.  30 September.

Howe, R.W., J.M. Hanowski, C.R. Smith, and G.J. Niemi.  2004.  Birds and amphibians as ecological indicators in Great Lakes watersheds.  Presented at the 47th Annual Conference of IAGLR, the International Association of Great Lakes  Research, Waterloo, ON. 

Howe, R.W. and G. J. Niemi (organizers).  2003.  Defining and Applying Environmental Indicators in Coastal Ecosystems.  A symposium presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. 

Howe, R.W., J. R. Karr, and A. T. Wolf.  2003.  Historical and recent approaches to the assessment of ecological condition.  a paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. 

Price, S.J., D.R. Marks, R.W. Howe, J.M. Hanowski, and G.J. Niemi. 2003.  The effects of spatial scale on indicator development for amphibians and birds in Great Lakes coastal wetlands.  Poster Presentation.  Third Annual Conference of the Estuarine and Great Lakes Initiative, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program. Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega, CA..  4-7 December.

Hanowski, JoAnn, R. Howe, C. Smith, D. Marks and S. Price.  2003. What can birds and amphibians indicate about the ecological condition of coastal ecosystems?  Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Savannah, GA.  1-8 August.

Howe. R. and G. Cleerman.  2003. Forest bird distribution patterns in central Wisconsin.  Paper presented at the 64th Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology.  May 31, 2003.  

Gibson, J.M. and R.W. Howe.  2003.  Breeding bird assemblages of forested wetlands in northern and central Wisconsin.  Presented at the the 9th Annual Wetland Science Forum.  January 30-31, 2004, Stoney Creek Inn, Wausau.

Howe, R.W.  2002.  Birds of aspen forests.  A landscape approach to managing the aspen resource in Wisconsin.  A training workshop for foresters and wildlife biologists.  Society of American Foresters.   May 28, 2002, Stevens Point, WI.

Howe, R.W.  2000.  Trends in Breeding Bird Populations in the Nicolet National Forest.  Symposium: Breeding Bird Population Trends in Western Great Lakes Forests: The Last Decade.  62nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 

Howe, R.W.  1999.  Dynamics of a Coastal Wetland: The Point Sauble Nature Reserve. 5th Annual Wetlands Science Forum.  Wisconsin Wetlands Association.  Madison, WI.

Howe, R.W.  1999.  Northern Hardwood Management and Bird Populations.  Training Conference: An Ecosystem Approach to Managing Northern Hardwood Forests in the Lake States.  Wisconsin Society of American Foresters Annual Conference.  Green Bay, WI. 

Howe, R.W.  1999.  Nodes and Corridors for Wildlife.  Wisconsin DNR Bureau of Facilities and Lands Annual Conference.  Rhinelander, WI.

Howe, R.W. and N. Dobiesz.  1997.  Adaptive management and bird populations in northern Wisconsin. Symposium on Forest Birds and Forest Management.  Wisconsin Society for Ornithology and Partners in Flight, Wisconsin Chapter.  Statewide Meeting, Green Bay, WI.

Howe, R.W., N. Cutright, S. Matteson, S. Robbins, and S. Temple.  1997.  Bird diversity in Wisconsin.  Special Symposium on Biodiversity in Wisconsin, Aldo Leopold Chapter, Society for Conservation Biology.  Madison, WI. 

Howe, R.W.  1997.  The Use of Intermittent Waterways by Breeding Birds.  Symposium on Agricultural  Ecosystems.  University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Madison, WI. 

Howe, R.W., G. Niemi, and J.R. Probst.  1996.  Management of northern forest landscapes  for the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds.  58th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference,  Detroit, MI.

Donovan, T.M., D.A. Clark, R.W. Howe, and B.J.Danielson.  1996.  Metapopulations and the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in the Midwest.  58th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Detroit, MI.

Howe, R.W. and M.J. Mossman.  1995.  The importance of hemlock to breeding birds in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.  A Conference on Hemlock Ecology and Management.  U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin and Michigan Departments of Natural Resources, American Society of Foresters, and Michigan Tech University. Iron Mountain, MI.

Howe, R.W. and G.J. Davis.  1994.  Neotropical migrant birds in managed forest landscapes: sources, sinks, and complex population dynamics.  1st Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM.

Howe, R.W.  1991.  State endangered species: are we aiming at the right targets?  52nd Annual Convention of  the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, Green Bay, WI .

Howe, R.W.  1991.  Forest fragmentation in the northern Great Lakes Region.  Minnesota Department of  Natural Resources Forest Biodiversity Workshop.  Bemidji, MN. 

Howe, R.W., A.T. Wolf, and G.J. Davis.  1991.  Biological monitoring in complex landscapes.  4th Annual   Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.  Madison, WI. 

Howe, R.W. and G.J. Davis.  1990.  The dynamics of declining populations.  XX International Ornithological Congress.  Christchurch, NZ.

Howe, R.W., T.C. Erdman, N.H. Kox, and T.J. Frest.  1988.  Prehistoric communities of mammals and land snails in northeastern Wisconsin.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Davis, CA.  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 69:173-74. 

Howe, R.W. 1987.  Minimum viable populations.  Biological Diversity Workshop, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Ashland, WI.        

Howe, R.W. (organizer).  1986.  Studies of birds and habitat islands: what have they told us and where are they going?  Roundtable Discussion Session.  XIX International Ornithological Congress.  Ottawa, Canada.