Faculty & Staff Profile
Awards, Distinctions, and Honors
1995 Distinguished Teaching Award
2007 Builders of Diversity Award
2009 Outstanding Community Service Award
Education Award, Minnesota Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. 2014
Fellow, The Wildlife Society. October, 2010
Friend of Education Award, Crookston Chamber of Commerce. January, 2012
Horace T. Morse - U of MN Alumni Assoc. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. 1997.
National Stewardship Award - The Nature Conservancy. 1981.
President, The Wildlife Society, 2009
The Hamerstrom Award - Prairie Grouse Technical Council. 1995.
The Minnesota Award - Minnesota Chapter of Wildlife Society. 1999.
Torch and Shield Award. University of Minnesota, Crookston for notable service. October, 2008
U of MN President’s Award for Outstanding Service. April, 2010
University of Minnesota Academy of Distinguished Teachers. 1998.
Svedarsky, W. D., J. E. Toepfer, R. L. Westemeier, and R. J. Robel. 2005. Effects of management practices on grassland birds: Greater Prairie-Chicken. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Onli
Svedarsky, W.D. and G.L. VanAmburg. 1996. Integrated management of the greater prairie chicken and livestock on the Sheyenne National Grasslands. Northwest Experiment Station, U. of Minnesota, Crookston. 112 pp.
Svedarsky, W.D., C.F. Tydeman, and R.D. Crawford. 1995. Gravel pits as wildlife habitat for wetland wildlife in North America and Europe. Pages 679-683 in J. Bissonette and P. Krausman, eds., Proc. Int. Wildl. Manage. Cong., The Wildlife Society, Bethesda
Svedarsky, W.D., R. Sayre, and J.L. Engelstad. 2001. The Mentor Prairie Wildlife Management Area: Assessment and Management. Northwest Research and Outreach Center, University of Minnesota, Crookston. 67 pp.
Svedarsky, W.D., R.H. Hier, and N.J. Silvy. 1999. The Greater Prairie Chicken - a national look. Misc. Pub. 99-1999. Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Minnesota. 187 pp.
Svedarsky, W.D., R.L. Westemeier, R.J. Robel, S. Gough, and J.E. Toepfer. 2000. Status and management of the greater prairie chicken in North America. Wildlife Biology. 6: 277-284.
Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, T. M. Donovan, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2006. Patch size and landscape effects on density and nest success of grassland birds. Journal of Wildlife Management. 70(1):158-172.
Winter, M., D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, T.M. Donovan, W. D. Svedarsky, P. A. Jones, and B. R. Euliss. 2005. Habitat and nesting of Le Conte's sparrows in the northern tallgrass prairie. Journal of Field Ornithology. 76:61-71.
Huseby, J. T., Svedarsky, W. D., and Crawford, R. D.. Dabbling duck production from a cultivated wild rice landscape in northwest Minnesota. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 29(3):838-845
Maiken Winter,M. D. H. Johnson, J. A. Shaffer, and W. D. Svedarsky. 2004. Nesting biology of three grassland passerines in the northern tallgrass prairie. The Wilson Bulletin. 116:211-223.
B.S. in Biology from the University of Missouri, Columbia
M.S in Botany (Plant Ecology) from the University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society
Prairie Grouse Technical Council
The Nature Conservancy
The Wildlife Society
Retired in May 2018.