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Ronald A. Weiss, Ed. D., MBA, MST

Publications and Scientific Reports

Doctoral Dissertation

Weiss, R. A. 1995. The Status and Distribution of Rails and Other Marsh Birds in Natural and Restored Wetlands in Northern Indiana. A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate School in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree Doctor of Education in Science. Ball State University. December 1995. UMI Dissertation Services No. 9611753. 152 Pp.

Master's Thesis

Weiss, R. A. 1973. An Interdisciplinary Junior High School Curriculum in Environmental Science for Palm Beach County, Florida. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. 114 Pp.

Web Page

Weiss, R. A., M. Bird and B. Lowery. 1998-2001. Web Page for the Chipper Woods Bird Observatory. URL - http://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods

Publications

Weiss, R. A. 2008. “Moon Watching.” Using A Telescope to Observe Nocturnal Migratory Birds. Indiana Audubon Quarterly. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 85(1):300-305. Feb 2008.

Drake, E. A., V. J. Meretsky and R. A. Weiss. 2003. A case study of the winter diet of the Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) in western Indiana. In review.

Weiss, R. A. 2003. Results of the Indiana 2002-2003 Christmas bird count. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 81(3): 131-156.

Weiss, R. A. 2003. Turtle tagging and bird banding: Two months in a Tropical Rainforest. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 81(1): 19-24,

Weiss, R. A. and R. L. Hedge. 2002. A confirmed nest of the Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) in Indiana. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 80(4): 216-220.

Dunning, J. B. Jr., A. Beheler, M. Crowder, S. Andrews, and R. Weiss. 2002. A Eurasian Wryneck specimen from southern Indiana. North American Birds 56(3):264-267.

Weiss, R. A. 2002. Start your day with a Tropical Parula. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 80(2):87-91.

Weiss, R. A. 2001. The possible impact of bacterial conjunctivitis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum) on House Finch populations in Indiana. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 79(2):75-79.

Weiss, R. A, 2001. A Second Season of MAPS at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 79(1):7-10.

Weiss, R. A. 2001. Photographs of a Eurasian Collared Dove in the hand in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. In Eurasian Collared Dove: Indiana’s First Sightings. Indiana Audubon Society 79(1):1-5.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Breeding site fidelity of a male Louisiana Waterthrush. North American Bird Bander. 25(3):96.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Why Band A Bird? Western Birder and Naturalist. Nov.-Dec., 2000.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Landbirds at Sea. Two months aboard the nuclear carrier USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 78(3):154-157.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Fayette County, Indiana. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 78(2):73-79.

Weiss, R. A. 1999. Results of the 1998 Indiana Big May Bird Count. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 77(2):75-100.

Weiss, R. A. 1998. What is the worth of a bird? Outdoor Indiana. May/June 1998. Pp. 34-39.

Weiss, R. A. 1998. The Newport Chemical Depot: An opportunity to preserve a 7,100 acre wildlife sanctuary in Indiana. Natural Area News. 2(2):9 (Pub. of IN Dept. of Nat. Res.)

Weiss, R. A.1998. Results of the 1997 Indiana Big May Bird Count. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 76(2):65-92.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Trends in Indiana House Finch counts: A comparison of Indiana Audubon Society May, summer and Christmas bird counts, 1980-1995. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 106(67-77).

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Neotropical Migrants: A bander’s delight. SAFRING News 26:17-20. (Journal of the South African Ringing Society).

Weiss, R. A. 1997. A tip for storing and dispensing bird bands. North American Bird Bander. Vol 22(3):122.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Neotropical migrant birds wintering on central Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. Bahama Journal of Science 4(3):14-19.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Species Diversity of Indiana Birds-1980-1996: An analysis of Indiana Audubon Society Christmas, May and summer bird count data. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 75(2):72-76.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Results of the 1996 Indiana Audubon Society Big May Day Bird Count. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 75(1): 19-51.

Weiss, R. A.1997. Two weeks in April at the Point Reyes Bird Observatory.
Indiana Audubon Quarterly 75(4):232-235.

Chandler, C. R. and R. A. Weiss. 1996. Avifauna of the Newport Army Ammunition Plant, Vermillion County, Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 105:69-85.

Weiss, R. A. 1995. The camcorder as a useful tool for bird census studies. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 73(3):118-119.

Weiss, R. A. 1994. Birding the Spanish Main. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 72(1):28-29.

Weiss, R. A. 1994. Robert's Birds of Southern Africa. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 72(2):112.

Weiss, R. A. 1993. Birding the "Soo." Indiana Audubon Quarterly 71(3):166-167.

Weiss, R. A. 1993. Birding the Bahamas: Eleuthera Island. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 71(2):73-76.

Weiss, R. A. 1993. Book review - Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, 3rd edition. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 71(2):109.

Weiss, R. A., and R. Jones. 1992. A useful tool to locate and report unusual bird sightings - a grid overlay of Summit Lake State Park, Indiana. IN Audubon Quarterly 70(4):226-227.

Weiss, R. A. 1992. Birding with the "Boomers." Indiana Audubon Quarterly 70(2):104-107.

Weiss, R. A. and R. Jones. 1992. CB birding. The Cardinal, Newsletter of the Indiana Audubon Society, Inc., 21(4):3.

Weiss, R. A. 1991. Last day in Cape Town. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 69(1):61-64.

Weiss, R. A. 1990. A birding adventure in Namibia. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 68(4):208-211.

Weiss, R. A. 1990. Birding Maui. Indiana Audubon Quarterly 68(3):141-143.

Weiss, R. A. 1984. Their tattletales, our problems. Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute, 10/84, p. 82.

Weiss, R. A. 1984. Annual propagation cycles on 10 meters. Radio ZS, Journal of the South African Radio Society, May 1984, pp. 96-97.

Weiss, R. A. 1984. Design for an inexpensive direction finding loop antenna. Popular Communications, May 1984, pp. 60-61.

Weiss, R. A. 1981. Direction finding with loop antennas. Popular Communications, April 1984.

Weiss, R. A. 1981. Tuning in "MARS," Speedx: The DX Magazine for Active Shortwave Listeners, April 1981, XI(4) p. 51.

Scientific Reports

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Newport Chemical Depot, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana. 2000 Breeding Season.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana. 2000 Breeding Season.

Weiss, R. A. 1999. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Newport Chemical Depot, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana. 1999 Breeding Season.

Weiss, R. A. 1999. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana. 1999 Breeding Season.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. A 1997 Study of Breeding Grassland Bird Densities and Vegetation Characteristics at Three Reclaimed Mine Sites Located in Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana. A study for the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.

Weiss, R. A. 1997. Monitoring of Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) at the Newport Chemical Depot, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana. 1997 Breeding Season.

Weiss, R. A. 1996. A breeding bird survey of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, IN. A study for the National Park Service.

Weiss, R. A. 1996. An avian survey of the Monon Park Trail, Carmel, IN. A study for the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department.

Weiss, R. A. 1996. An avian survey of the Flowing Well Park, Carmel, IN. A study for the Carmel Parks and Recreation Department.

Chandler, C. R. and R. A. Weiss. 1995. Endangered and threatened birds of the Newport Army Ammunition Plant, Vermillion County, Indiana. Report to Mason & Hanger - Silas Mason Co. Inc., 1993-1994.

Chandler, C. R. and R. A. Weiss. 1995. Status and distribution of rails and other marsh nesting birds in natural and restored wetlands in northern Indiana. Report to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Biological Field Checklists

Weiss, R. A. 2000. A Field Checklist of the Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals of Indiana.

Weiss, R. A. 2000. A Field Checklist of the Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals of the Marian College Wetlands, Indianapolis.

Weiss, R. A. 1999. A Field Checklist of the Reptiles, Amphibians and Mammals of Indiana with Special Emphasis on the Newport Chemical Depot.

Weiss, R. A. 1998. Checklist of Indiana Birds. Published by the Indiana Audubon Society for their 100th anniversary celebration.

Weiss, R. A. 1998. Birds of the Indiana Newport Chemical Depot and Vicinity.

Weiss, R. A. 1998. Bird checklist for the Gibson Generating Station Wildlife Area. Cinergy Corp. Publication.

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