Josef K. Schmutz

Popular Writing

Joe believes in taking his research findings to the community and therefore he has also published about science in the popular press.

Joe was Editor of the journal, Raptor Research, from 1989-1992. This lead him to write some editorial pieces on biology and conservation. He has continued to write such pieces.

Wildlife Biology

Schmutz, J.K. 1990. Poisoning of ground squirrels does not kill hawks. Grainews, August, page 31.

Schmutz, J.K. 1992. Let's protect our burrowing owls. Grainews, February, pages 46-47.

Schmutz, J.K. 1993. Build a nest for ferruginous hawks. Grainews June 1993, p. 28.

Schmutz, J.K. 1993. Swainson's hawks chose their mates using unknown rules. Saskatoon Sun, 1 August 1993.

Schmutz, J.K. 1995. We need to learn more about burrowing owls. Grainews May 4, p. 31-32.

Schmutz, J.K., K. Clayton, J. Portman and C. Ross. Why spend money on burrowing owls. The Western Producer 2 May 1996.

Schmutz, Josef K. 1998. Protection of environment takes more than law. Saskatoon Sun September 20:A10.

Schmutz, J.K. 2004. Were Pre-contact Dogs Descended From Coyotes? Prince Albert Grand Chief's Tribune, Vo. 4, No. 5, p. 13.

Schmutz, J.K. 2008. Ferruginous Hawks in Canada - a three-decade prognosis. Nature Alberta, in press

Arbuthnott, K., and Josef K. Schmutz. 2013. PFRA Community Pastures: History and Drama of a Prairie Commons. Saskatchewan Notes, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: 1-8.

Arbuthnott, Katherine, and Josef K. Schmutz. 2013. "Community pasture benefits misunderstood." The Western Producer 91(23):11.

Editorial Commentary

Schmutz, J.K. 1996. Disciplinary thinking in conservation biology. Conservation Biology 10:698. (Editorial)

Schmutz, J.K., and Alan Appleby. 2004. Are Saskatchewan's Great Sand Hills for sale? Briarpatch Magazine 33(5):11-13.

Schmutz, J. K. The beef with veg. 2006. Briarpatch Magazine

Schmutz, J.K. 2007. Dinner plate ethics. Briarpatch Magazine, August, p. 32. Reprinted in OutdoorEdge Magazine, 2008.

Dog Articles in Magazines

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Joe Schmutz, Ph.D.

Saskatoon, Canada

phone: (306)382-8964


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This webpage was last updated on July 8, 2019 by Sheila Schmutz