Following are summaries of selected research efforts by biologists working out of the U.S. Great Lakes Waterbird Research Lab at the University of Minnesota. Most are M.S. or Ph. D dissertation abstracts.
- Price, E.W. 2002. Piping Plover recolonization potential in the Great Lakes: assessment of historic habitat and dispersal events. M.S. Conservation Biology. University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
- Wemmer, L.C., U. Ozesmi, and F.J. Cuthbert. 2001. A habitat-based population model for the Great Lakes population of the piping plover. Biological Conservation 99: 169-181.
- Wemmer, L.C. 2000. Conservation of the Piping Plover in the Great Lakes region: a landscape-ecosystem approach. Ph.D. Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
- Doolittle, A.W. 2000. Use of captive rearing in the recovery of the Great Lakes Piping Plover: A modeling approach. M.S. Wildlife Conservation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. MN.
- Cuthbert, F.J., B. Scholtens, L.C. Wemmer, and R.McLain. 1999. Gizzard Contents of Piping Plover chicks in Northern Michigan. Wilson Bulletin 111: 121-123.
- Climo, L. 1998. A landscape-level analysis of Piping Plover winter habitat. M.S. Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul. MN.
- Powell, A. N., F. J. Cuthbert, L. C. Wemmer, Alice Doolittle, and S. Feirer. 1997. Captive-Rearing Piping Plovers: Developing Techniques to Augment Wild Populations. Zoo Biology 16(6): 461-477
- Powell, A.N. and F.J. Cuthbert. 1993. Augmenting small populations of plovers: an assessment of cross-fostering and captive-rearing. Conservation Biology 7: 160-168.