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- Wong, E. + & Kross, S.M. In Press. Effects of perch location on raptor use of artificial perches in a California vineyard. Journal of Raptor Research
- Kross, S.M., Ingram, K.P., Long, R., & Niles, M. 2017. Farmer perceptions of wildlife targeted by conservation schemes differ based on growing methods, crops grown, and farmer gender. Conservation Letters (open access)
- Soykan, C.U., Heath, S.K., Velas, K., Kelsey, T.R., & Kross, S.M. 2017. A bustle in the hedgerow: Woody field margins boost on farm avian diversity and abundance in an intensive agricultural landscape Biological Conservation 212: 153-161. pdf
- Kross, S.M., & Baldwin, R.A. 2016. Gopherbusters? A Review of the Candidacy of Barn Owls as the Ultimate Natural Pest Control Option. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference.
- Kross, S.M. 2016. Insect Pest Control and Bird Damage as a Function of Distance from Riparian Habitat in a California Vineyard. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference. pdf
- Kross, S.M., Kelsey, T.R., McColl, C.J., & Townsend, J.T. 2016. Field-scale habitat complexity enhances avian conservation and avian-mediated pest-control services in an intensive agricultural crop. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 225: 140-149. pdf
- Kross, S.M., Bourbour, R.P+., & Martinico, B.+ 2016. Agricultural land use, barn owl diet, and vertebrate pest control implications. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 223: 167-174. pdf
- Rochman, C.M., Kross, S.M., Armstrong, J.B.*, Bogan, M.T.*, Darling, E.S.*, Green, S.J.*, Smyth, A.R.* & Verissimo, D*. 2015. Scientific evidence supports a ban on microbeads. Environmental Science and Technology. Our Microbeads paper was covered by over 180 news outlets including Huffington Post, VICE news, and Newsweek.
- Green, S.J., Armstrong, J.B.*, Bogan, M.T.*, Darling, E.S.*, Kross, S.M.*, Rochman, C.M.*, Smyth, A.R.* & Verissimo, D*. 2015. Conservation needs diverse values, approaches and practitioners. Conservation Letters. Accepted- Early view online.
- Kross, S.M. 2014. Bird electrocutions in New Zealand. Notornis. 61 (3) 171-173. pdf
- Kross, S.M., P.G. McDonald & X.J. Nelson. 2013. New Zealand falcon nests suffer lower depredation in agricultural habitat than in natural habitat. Bird Conservation International. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0959270913000130. pdf
- Kross, S.M., J.M. Tylianakis & X.J. Nelson. 2013. Diet compositions and prey choice of New Zealand falcons nesting in anthropogenic and natural habitats. New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 37(1) 51-59. pdf
- Kross, S.M., J.M. Tylianakis & X.J. Nelson. 2012. Effects of introducing threatened falcons into vineyards on abundance of passeriformes and bird damage to grapes. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01756.x Recommended by Faculty of 1000. Covered by Discovery News, Conservation Magazine. pdf
- Kross, S.M., J.M. Tylianakis & X.J. Nelson. 2012. Translocation of Threatened New Zealand Falcons to Vineyards Increases Nest Attendance, Brooding and Feeding Rates. PLoS One. 7(6): e38679. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038679. pdf
- Kross, S.M. & X.J. Nelson. 2012. Factors influencing the behavioural development of juvenile New Zealand falcons. Emu. 113(1): 84-87. pdf
- Kross, S.M. & X.J. Nelson. 2011. A portable low-cost remote videography system for monitoring wildlife. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2: 191-196. doi:10.111/j.2041-210X.2010.00064.x (selected to be highlighted on the journal homepage and featured podcast in the ‘Methods’ blog. Video available here) pdf
+ Undergraduate researchers
Conferences & Seminars (selected)
- 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference. Newport Beach, California. 2 oral presentations: Insect Pest Control and Bird Damage as a Function of Distance from Riparian Habitat in a California Vineyard and Gopherbusters? A Review of the Candidacy of Barn Owls as the Ultimate Natural Pest Control Option
- UC Davis, Animal Behavior Graduate Group. Invited seminar: Using behavioral ecology to inform conservation management of a threatened falcon species
- Raptor Research Conference. Sacramento, California. (November). Invited speaker for symposium: Ecology of Island Raptors.
- 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology. 2015: Organizer of round-table session entitled Risk & Reward: Learning from past mistakes to achieve conservation success.
Co-lead on symposium entitled Sustainability in Agricultural landscapes: linking biodiversity to agricultural practices and policy.
Co-lead and facilitator of a half-day workshop to conduct a SWOT analysis of the viability of diversified farming systems as a biodiversity conservation strategy.
Oral presentation as part of the Agroecology session
- California Cooperative Extension: Benefits of Hedgerows Workshop. Napa, California.
- International Global Challenges University Alliance Workshop: Why Wildlife? Global Opportunities and Challenges. Participant representing UC Davis. Uppsala, Sweden.
- ScienceCafe. Davis, California. Winemaker’s Wingmen. ScienceCafes are an international effort to bring scientific discussions into social, informal, public spaces. See sciencecafes.org for more information.
- CAPCA Ed: California Association of Pest Control Advisors. Regular speaker on the benefits of birds in vineyards and how to encourage raptors to vineyards for natural pest control. Napa (2014) and Lodi, California.
- Humboldt State University, Invited Seminar, Wildlife Department Seminar Series. Arcata, California.
- Society for Conservation Biology, North America Section Meeting, Missoula, MT.
- Ecological Society of America, Sacramento CA.
- Invited Seminar: WFC 198: Waterfowl Conservation. Avian conservation and ecosystem services. May 2014
- Sacramento State University/ United States Geological Survey. Birds, vines, insects and wine: avian conservation in agricultural landscapes. Guest Lecture in a Colloquium hosted by Sacramento State, USGS, US Fish & Wildlife Service and the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Invited Seminar.
- Princeton University- Wilcove Lab. Birds, vines, insects and wine: avian conservation in agricultural landscapes. Invited Seminar.
- Cornell University- Entomology Seminar. Birds, vines, insects and wine: avian conservation in agricultural landscapes. Invited Seminar.
- Capital Science Communicators: Raptors in Vineyards. Invited Talk.
- University of California, Davis- Eadie Lab. Pest control and conservation in vineyards
- Picton ‘Pestival’. Pests and predators: Falcon conservation and research in Marlborough. Invited Seminar.
- Marlborough Research Centre. Falcons for grapes for falcons. Invited Seminar.
- Society for Conservation Biology: 25th International Congress of Conservation Biology. Auckland, New Zealand. It's a vine life: Conservation and pest control through translocation of a threatened falcon. Oral Presentation. Student Award finalist.
- ‘Planning & Monitoring Effectiveness of Conservation Projects’ short course at the ICCB. Presented one of the case studies upon which this workshop was based.
- Ecological Society of America, Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, USA. Reintroducing threatened falcons into vineyards reduces bird-damage to wine grapes. Oral Presentation.
- Romeo Bragato Viticulture & Oenology conference.Blenheim, New Zealand. Factors influencing bird damage to wine grapes: reintroducing threatened falcons reduces pest bird abundance and grape damage in vineyards. Selected Student Presentation.
- International Society for Behavioural Ecology, 13th Congress. Perth, Australia. Conservation in an anthropogenic landscape: does relocating New Zealand falcons from mountains to vineyards impact nesting behaviour and feeding ecology? Oral Presentation.
- Raptor Association of New Zealand, Raptor training course. Rotorua, New Zealand. The nesting biology of New Zealand falcons. Invited oral presentation.
- Avicultural Society of New Zealand, 2009 AGM. Christchurch, New Zealand. Conservation, behaviour, and pest management: research into the New Zealand falcon. Invited guest speaker.
- University of Canterbury Postgraduate Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand. The use of remote videography to observe the nesting behaviour of New Zealand falcons. Oral presentation.
- Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, annual conference. The use of remote videography to observe the nesting behaviour of New Zealand falcons. Poster. Best student poster.