Dr. Elizabeth Rave

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Professor

Office/Department: Biology, Department of

Location: Sattgast Hall 218C

Phone: (218) 755-2785

Box #: 27

Email: elizabeth.rave@bemidjistate.edu

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Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Rave is a conservation biologist who specializes on nongame birds and mammals. She is currently working with a graduate student studying the habitat preference of small mammals in northern Minnesota. She also helps to conduct annual surveys of Laysan and Black-footed Albatross populations on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She has studied the use of artificial nesting structures by Koloa (Hawaiian Ducks), the reproductive success of Trumpeter Swans, the vital rates of Ring-necked Ducks, and the abundance of small mammals on Grand Forks Air Force Base. Her graduate research concentrated on the population genetics of Nene (Hawaiian Geese) and the population biology of Alabama beach mice. She has been a faculty member in the Biology Department since 1993.

Degrees

  • University of North Dakota, PhD
  • Auburn University, MS
  • St. Olaf College, BA

Teaching

  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolution
  • Human Biology
  • General Biology

Recent Work

Presentations Include

LaFond, L. and E. Rave. 2015. Effects of three land management regimes on small mammal abundance at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The Wildlife Society annual meeting.

LaFond, L. and E. Rave. 2015. Effects of three land management regimes on small mammal abundance at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting.

LaFond, L. and E. Rave. 2014. Species diversity and population dynamics of small mammals on Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting.

Kennedy, J., C. Roy, E. Rave, and C. Sousa. 2010. Nesting ecology of ring-necked ducks in north-central Minnesota. Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting.

Sather, K. and E. Rave. 2009. Trumpeter swan reproductive success in west central Minnesota. Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting.

Sather, K. and E. Rave. 2008. Trumpeter swan reproductive success in west central Minnesota. Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union annual meeting.

Publications Include

Rave, E. H., A. Cooper, D. Hu, R. Swift, and K. Misajon. 2005. Population and reproductive trends of Nene (Branta sandvicensis) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1989 – 1999. Wildfowl 55:7-16.

Bridgman, G. K., E. H. Rave, J. M. Rafferty. 2000. Piscivorous bird depredation at northern Minnesota aquaculture facilities. Prairie Naturalist 32:17-28.