Organism groupings (non-taxonomic)
Used for categories of living organisms that are not taxonomic and that include species from more than one taxonomic group.
Sylvatic plague vaccine and management of prairie dogs [ More info] Disease is threatening these previously abundant rodents. We have developed a vaccine that can be delivered using oral baits; our work now shifts to optimizing the distribution of the vaccine.
Taking the Pulse of a River System: Research on the Upper Mississippi River System [ More info] Short summaries of long-term research projects concerning the biological health of this section of the Mississippi river.
The challenges of capturing and tagging manatees along west coastal Florida [ More info] Description of method of capturing and tagging manatees in western Florida for tracking by satellite telemetry. Presented at a forum on telemetry.
The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program [ More info] Concerted effort to monitor, analyze, and record sightings of non-native (introduced) aquatic species throughout the United States. Explains characteristics of the database that is compiled by this program.
The Pallid Sturgeon: Scientific Investigations Help Understand Recovery Needs [ More info] Studies to examine the linkages among flow regime, re-engineered channel morphology, and reproductive success and survival of this endangered species.
The saga of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) in the northern Great Plains [ More info] Explains why this invasive plant is successful in taking over land in many northern states, and what might be done to impede its dominance.
The U.S. Geological Survey Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative-2011 Annual Update [ More info] Amphibians are declining throughout the US. Here we explain how we monitor amphibians and why, along with some of the results we have obtained.
The whooping crane report [ More info] Report on the captive breeding program at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to help save endangered whooping cranes. Site links to natural history information on whooping cranes, why they are endangered, cool facts on cranes, and a photo gallery.
Three Experimental High-Flow Releases from Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona-Effects on the Downstream Colorado River Ecosystem [ More info] Scientific issues we should consider when conduction high flow experiments to ameliorate the negative effects of dams on native river species and fluvial processes.
Understanding beach health throughout the Great Lakes -- Continuing research [ More info] Outlines tactical problems that make it difficult for beach managers to use scientific information to make beach closure and advisory decisions. Explains methodologies we are using to address those problems and better prepare local decision makers.
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