Columbia Environmental Research Center

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Since 1966, CERC scientists have published over 2000 peer reviewed articles and reports. Browse our publications below or search CERC's publications by author or title through the USGS Publications Warehouse.

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Year Published: 2019

Influence of dissolved organic carbon on the acute toxicity of copper and zinc to White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and a Cladoceran (Ceriodaphnia dubia)

We conducted acute lethality tests with white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and Ceriodaphnia dubia exposed to copper and zinc at dissolved organic carbon concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 5.5 mg/L. Dissolved organic carbon had minimal effects on zinc toxicity but did have a protective effect on acute copper toxicity, which was equal to that...

Ivey, Chris D.; Besser, John M.; Steevens, Jeffery; Walther, Michael; Melton, Vanessa

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Effects of the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin on southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) tadpole behavior

Neonicotinoid insecticides are highly water soluble with relatively long half-lives, which allows them to move into and persist in aquatic ecosystems. However, little is known of the impacts of neonicotinoids on non-target vertebrates, especially at sublethal concentrations. We evaluated the effects of the neonicotinoid clothianidin on the...

Holtswarth, J. N.; Rowland, F. E.; Puglis, Holly J.; Hladik, Michelle; Webb, Elisabeth B.

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Growth and energy budget of Northern Snakehead Channa argus in relation to ration

Northern Snakehead Channa argus weighing 188.54+13.80 g were fed live Oriental Weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus at five rations (starvation, 1, 2, 4% body weight per day and satiation) at 28 oC under laboratory conditions to determine its growth and energy budget in relation to ration. The specific growth rate increased linearly with...

Liu, Jiashou; Zhang, Tangling; Chapman, Duane C.

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Black Carp in North America: A description of range, habitats, time of year, and methods of reported captures

Black Carp Mylopharyngodon piceus are considered invasive in North America. Since the first wild capture in 2003, collection records have increased, yet information summarizing successful collection methods is lacking. Reported capture methods throughout the Black Carp's native and introduced ranges vary providing minimal aid for...

Kroboth, Patrick; Cox, Cortney; Chapman, Duane C.; Whitledge, Gregory W.

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Thermal variability drives synchronicity of an aquatic insect resource pulse

Spatial heterogeneity in environmental conditions can prolong food availability by desynchronizing the timing of ephemeral, high‐magnitude resource pulses. Spatial patterns of water temperature are highly variable among rivers as determined by both natural and anthropogenic features, but the influence of this variability on freshwater resource...

Anderson, Heidi E.; Alberson, Lindsey K.; Walters, David

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Thermal variability drives synchronicity of an aquatic insect resource pulse

Spatial heterogeneity in environmental conditions can prolong food availability by desynchronizing the timing of ephemeral, high‐magnitude resource pulses. Spatial patterns of water temperature are highly variable among rivers as determined by both natural and anthropogenic features, but the influence of this variability on freshwater resource...

Anderson, Heidi E.; Albertson, Lindsey K.; Walters, David

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Estrogen receptor 1 expression and methylation of Esr1 promoter in mouse fetal prostate mesenchymal cells induced by gestational exposure to bisphenol A or ethinylestradiol

Fetal/neonatal environmental estrogen exposures alter developmental programing of the prostate gland causing onset of diseases later in life. We have previously shown in vitro that exposures to 17β-estradiol (E2) and the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A, at concentrations relevant to human exposure, cause an elevation of...

Bhandari, Ramji K.; Taylor, Julia A.; Sommerfeld-Sager, Jennifer; Tillitt, Donald E.; Ricke, William A.; vom Saal, Frederick S.

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Developing a decision-support process for landscape conservation design

Planning for sustainable landscapes is hampered by uncertainty in how species will respond to conservation actions amidst impacts from landscape and climate change. Planning decisions, including tradeoffs among competing species objectives, are complex. We developed a decision-support framework that integrates dynamic-landscape metapopulation...

Bonnot, Thomas W.; Jones-Farrand, D. Todd; Thompson III, Frank R.; Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Fitzgerald, Jane A.; Muenks, Nate; Hanberry, Phillip; Stroh, Esther; Heggemann, Larry; Fowler, Allison; Howery, Mark; Hammond, Shea; Evans, Kristine
Bonnot, T.W., Jones-Farrand, D.T, Thompson, F.R., Millspaugh, J.J., Fitzgerald, J.A., Muenks, N., Hanberry, P., Stroh, E., Heggemann, L., Fowler, A., Howery, M., Hammond, S., and Evans, K., 2019, Developing a decision-support process for landscape conservation design: U.S. Forest Service, General Technical Report NRS-190: 66 p.

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Amphibian monitoring in hardwood forests: Optimizing methods for contaminant‐based compensatory restorations

Amphibians such as frogs, toads, and salamanders provide important services in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and have been proposed as useful indicators of progress and success for ecological restoration projects. Limited guidance is available, however, on the costs and benefits of different amphibian monitoring techniques that might be...

Kunz, Bethany K.; Waddle, Hardin; Green, Nicholas S.

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Evidence of limited recruitment of Pallid Sturgeon in the Lower Missouri River

Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus are endemic to the Missouri and Mississippi river basins and are rare throughout their range. The species was listed as federally endangered with little to no evidence of natural recruitment. Since population augmentation was initiated as a recovery objective in the early 1990s, thousands of hatchery-origin...

Steffensen, Kirk D.; Chojnacki, Kimberly; Kalie, Jeffery A.; Bartron, Meredith L.; Heist, Edward J.; Winders, Kyle R.; Loecker, Nathan C.; Doyle, Wyatt J.; Welker, Timothy L.

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Toward sustainable environmental quality: Priority research questions for North America

Anticipating, identifying, and prioritizing strategic needs represent essential activities by research organizations. Decided benefits emerge when these pursuits engage globally important environment and health goals, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, horizon scanning efforts can facilitate identification of...

Fairbrother, Anne; Muir, Derek; Solomon, Keith R.; Ankley, Gerald T.; Rudd, Murray A.; Boxall, Alistair B. A.; Adams, William J.; Apell, Jennifer N.; Armbrust, Kevin L.; Blalock, Bonnie J.; Bowman, Sarah R.; Campbell, Linda M.; Cobb, George P.; Connors, Kristin A.; Dreier, David A.; Evans, Marlene S.; Henry, Carol J.; Hoke, Robert A.; Houde, Magali; Klaine, Stephen J.; Klaper, Rebecca D.; Kullik, Sigrun A.; Lanno, Roman P.; Meyer, Charles; Ottinger, Mary Ann; Oziolor, Elias; Petersen, Elijah J.; Poynton, Helen C.; Rice, Pamela J.; Rodriguez-Fuentes, Gabriela; Samel, Alan; Shaw, Joseph R.; Steevens, Jeffery; Verslycke, Tim A.; Vidal-Dorsch, Doris E.; Weir, Scott M.; Wilson, Peter; Brooks, Bryan W.

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Effects of microcystin-LR on juvenile Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) during feeding trials, Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−16

Executive SummaryHistorically, populations of Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) of the Upper Klamath Basin were so numerous that they were commercially harvested; however, declining numbers throughout the 20th century led to the listing of the species under the United States Endangered Species Act in 1988. Habitat destruction, poor water...

Martin, Barbara A.; Echols, Kathy R.; Elliott, Diane G.; Feltz, Kevin; Conway, Carla M.; Burdick, Summer M.
Martin, B.A., Echols, K.R., Elliott, D.G., Feltz, K., Conway, C.M., and Burdick, S.M., 2019, Effects of microcystin-LR on juvenile Lost River suckers (Deltistes luxatus) during feeding trials, Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, 2014−16: U.S. Geological Survey Open−File Report 2019–1079, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191079.