Recent (1997-2007) Snail Kite-Related Publications

From The Florida Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit and Our Collaborators


Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens. 1996. Influence of the 1994-1995 High Water Event on Survival, Reproduciotn, and Distribution of Snail Kites in the Florida Everglades. Proceeding o the Conference: Ecological Assessment of the 1994-1995 High Water Conditions in the Southern Everglades.

Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens. 1997. The Demography and Movements of Snail Kites in Florida. Annual Report presented to USFWS.  

Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens. 1997. Population Dynamics and Conservation of Snail Kites in Florida: The Importance of Spatial and Temporal Scale. Colonial Waterbirds.

Bennetts, R.E. 1998. The Demography and Movement of Snail Kites in Florida. University of Florida Doctoral Dissertation.

Bennetts et al. 1998. Causes of Mortality of Post-Fledgling Juvenile and Adult Snail Kites in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist.

Bennetts et al. 1998. The Proportion of Snail Kites Attempting to Breed and the Number of Breeding Attempts Per Year in Florida.  Florida Ornithological Society.

Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens. 1998. Recovery of the Snail Kite in Florida: Beyond a Reductionist Paradigm. North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. 

Bennetts et al. 1999. Annual Survival of Snail Kites in Florida: Radio Telemetry Versus Capture-Resighting Data. The Auk.

Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens. 1999. Within-Year Survival Patterns of Snail Kites in Florida. Journal of Field Ornithology.

Bennetts, R.E. and W.M. Kitchens.  2000. Factors Influencing Movement Probabilities of a Nomadic Food Specialist: Proximate Foraging Benefits or Ultimate Gains from Exploration? OIKOS.

Bennetts et al. 2001. Methods for Estimating Dispersal Probabilities and Related Parameters Using Marked Animals. Book Chapter in Dispersal.

Bennetts et al. 2002. Influence of an Extreme High Water Event on Survival, Reproduction, and Distribution of Snail Kites in Florida, USA. Wetlands.

Darby et al. 1996. Spatial Relationships of Foraging and Roost Sites Used by Snail Kites at Lake Kissimmee and Water Conservation Area 3A, Florida. Florida Field Naturalist.

Darby et al. 2001. Collecting Florida Applesnails (Pomacea paludosa) from Wetland Habitats Using Funnel Traps. Wetlands.

Dreitz, V.J. and M.R. Shannon. 1998. The Occurrence of Snail Kite Nests with Four Fledglings in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist.

Dreitz, V.J. 2000. The Influence of Environmental Variation on the Snail Kite Population in Florida. University of Miami Doctoral Dissertation. 

Dreitz et al.  2001. Spatial and Temporal Variability in Nest Success of Snail Kites in Florida: A Meta-Analysis. The Condor.

Dreitz, V.J. and J.A. Duberstein. 2001. Use of Red Mangrove for Nesting by Snail Kites in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist.

Dreitz et al. 2001. Snail Kite Nest Success and Water Levels: A Reply to Beissinger and Snyder. The Condor.

Dreitz et al. 2002. The Use of Resighting Data to Estimate the Rate of Population Growth of the Snail Kite in Florida. Journal of Applied Statistics.

Dreitz et al. 2004. Effects of Natal Departure and Water Level on Survival of Juvenile Snail Kites in Florida. The Auk.

Kitchens et al. 2002. Linkages Between the Snail Kite Population and Wetland Dynamics in a Highly Fragmented South Florida Hydroscape. In The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook.

Martin et al. 2006. Multiscale Patterns of Movement in Fragmented Landscapes and Consequences on Demography of the Snail Kite in Florida. Journal of Animal Ecology.   

Martin et al. 2007a. Importance of Well-Designed Monitoring Programs for the Conservation of Endangered Species: Case Study of the Snail Kite. Conservation Biology.

Martin et al. 2007b. Natal Location Influences Movement and Survival of a Spatially Structured Population of Snail Kites. Oecologia.

Mooij et al. 2002. Exploring the Effect of Drought Extend and Interval on the Florida Snail Kite: Interplay between Spatial and Temporal Scales. Ecological Modeling.

Mooij et al. 2006. Exploring the Temporal Effects of Seasonal Water Availability on the Snail Kite of Florida. In Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development and Environmental Change.

Powers, E. 2005. Meta-Stable States of Vegetative Habitats in Water Conservation Area 3A, Everglades. University of Florida Masters Thesis.

Valentine-Darby et al. 1997. Breeding Season Masses of Snail Kites in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist.

Valentine-Darby et al. 1998. Seasonal Patterns of Habitat Use by Snail Kites in Florida. Journal of Raptor Research.