John G. BrugginkDr. John Bruggink

 

 

 

Professor
New Science Facility 2117
Office Phone 906-227-2342
jbruggin@nmu.edu

 

http://faculty.nmu.edu/jbruggin/

 

 

 

 

Education:

B. S. Northern Michigan University 1983
M. A. Northern Michigan University 1987
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University 1992

 

Research Interests :

My area of expertise is the ecology and management of wildlife populations.  Much of my research and management experience has been with migratory game birds, especially American woodcock and Canada geese.  However, my interests are fairly broad and I am, or have been, the thesis advisor for students involved with research on beaver ecology, island biogeography of small mammals, the impact of human trail use on avian communities, relationships between site-level and landscape-level habitat features and forest songbird communities, surveys for secretive marsh birds, and myrmecophagy by black bears.

 

Teaching:

I currently teach the following courses on a regular basis:

Principles of Ecology (BI 210)
Wildlife Management (BI 442)
Mammalogy (BI 462)
Biosystems Analysis (BI 516)
Population Ecology (BI 517)

 

Selected publications:

Bruggink, J. G., E. J. Oppelt, K. E. Doherty, D. E. Andersen, J. Meunier, and R. S. Lutz.  2013.  Fall survival of American woodcock in the western Great Lakes Region.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1021-1030.

Severud, W. J., S. K. Windels, J. L. Belant, and J. G. Bruggink.  2013.  The role of forage availability on diet choice and body condition in American beavers (Castor canadensis).  Mammalian Biology 78:87-93.

Severud, W. J., J. L. Belant, S. K. Windels, and J. G. Bruggink.  2013.  Seasonal variation in assimilated diets of American beavers.  American Midland Naturalist 169:30-42.

Malick, S. L., J. L. Belant, and J. G. Bruggink.  2012.  Influence of spotted knapweed on diversity and abundance of small mammals in Grand Sable Dunes, Michigan. Natural Areas Journal 32:38-402.

Malick, S. L., J. G. Bruggink, and J. L. Belant.  2012.  Effects of forest patch characteristics on small mammal species composition, Grand Sable Dunes, Michigan. Natural Areas Journal 32:293-299.

Bruggink, J. G.  2011.  American woodcock (Scolopax minor).  In A. T. Chartier, J. J. Baldy, and J. M. Brennemen, editors.  The Second Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas.  Kalamazoo Nature Center.  Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. www.mibirdatlas.org/Portals/12/MBA2010/AMWOaccount.pdf

Severud, W. J., J. L. Belant, J. G. Bruggink, and S. K. Windels.  2011.  Predator cues reduce American beaver use of foraging trails.  Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:240-249.

Doherty, K. E., D. E. Andersen, J. Meunier, E. Oppelt, R. S. Lutz, and J. G. Bruggink.  2010.  Foraging location quality as a predictor of fidelity to a diurnal site for adult female American woodcock Scolopax minor.  Wildlife Biology 16:379-388.

Meunier, J., R. S. Lutz, K. E. Doherty, D. E. Andersen, E. Oppelt, and J. G. Bruggink. 2010. Fall diurnal habitat use by adult female American woodcock in the western Great Lakes Region.  Pages 83-94 in C. A. Stewart and V. R. Frawley, editors.  Proceedings of the Tenth American Woodcock Symposium.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Meunier, J., R. Song, R. S. Lutz, D. E. Andersen, K. E. Doherty, J. G. Bruggink, and E. J. Oppelt.  2008.  Proximate cues for a short-distance migratory species:   a new application of survival analysis.  Journal of Wildlife Management 72:440-448.

Krementz, D. G., and J. G. Bruggink. 2000. Sources of variation in survival and recovery rates of American woodcock. Pages 55-64 in D. G. McAuley, J. G. Bruggink, and G. F. Sepik, editors. Proceedings of the Ninth American Woodcock Symposium. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2000-0009. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. 112 pp.

Steketee, A. K., P. B. Wood, J. G. Bruggink, D. E. Samuel, and J. I. Cromer. 2000. Land-use changes along Singing-ground Survey routes in West Virginia. Ninth American Woodcock Symposium. Pages 103-112 in D. G. McAuley, J. G. Bruggink, and G. F. Sepik, editors. Proceedings of the Ninth American Woodcock Symposium. U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division Information and Technology Report USGS/BRD/ITR-2000-0009. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. 112 pp.

Bruggink, J. G., T. C. Tacha, J. C. Davies, and K. F. Abraham.  1994.  Nesting and brood-rearing ecology of Mississippi Valley Population Canada geese.  Wildlife Monographs No. 126.  39pp.