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Date published: October 9, 2020

A Guide for Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Natural Resource Planning

Climate change vulnerability assessments and associated adaptation strategies and actions use existing climate science to project possible effects on natural resources and identify potential responses. 

Date published: September 25, 2020

Illegal Killing of Non-Game Wildlife and Recreational Shooting in Conservation Areas

Illegal killing of non-game wildlife is a global yet poorly documented problem. 

Date published: September 25, 2020

Disentangling the Effects of Multiple Fires on Spatially Interspersed Sagebrush Communities

There is a need to better assimilate local landscape-scale research on vegetation characteristics within a broader understanding of fire regimes to aid management and treatment responses to fire.

Date published: September 25, 2020

Unfamiliar Territory: Emerging Themes for Ecological Drought Research and Management

Novel forms of drought are emerging globally, due to climate change, shifting teleconnection patterns, expanding human water use, and a history of human influence on the environment that increases the probability of transformational ecological impacts. 

Date published: September 25, 2020

Online Reference: Birds of the World – Golden Eagles v 2.0

Birds of the World is a scientific resource that synthesizes information into species accounts for every avian species throughout the world. 

Date published: September 25, 2020

Literature Review: Environmental Selenium-Mercury Interactions

Mercury is a pervasive environmental pollutant and contaminant of concern for both people and wildlife. 

Date published: September 25, 2020

Trade-Offs Migrant Grey-Faced Buzzards Face During Oceanic Crossings

Costs and consequences of bird migration are especially heightened during high-risk over-water travels. 

Date published: September 18, 2020

Post-Fire Growth of Seeded and Planted Big Sagebrush – Strategic Designs for Restoring Greater Sage-grouse Nesting Habitat

Recent wildfire-induced losses of big sagebrush are outpacing natural recovery and leading to substantial losses in habitat for species such as greater sage-grouse.

Date published: September 18, 2020

Year-Old Coho Capitalize on Stream Resources in Two Alaska Streams

The first year of life is perilous for a salmonid, typified by a critical period of post-emergence mortality. 

Date published: September 18, 2020

Future Alpine Colonization by Limber Pine More Likely than by Engelmann Spruce

Alpine treelines are expected to shift upward in elevation and latitude as a result of climate change, yet this expansion requires favorable conditions for seed germination and successful seedling establishment. 

Date published: September 18, 2020

Weed-Suppressive Bacteria Effects Differ in Culture Compared to in Soils

Weed-suppressive bacteria (WSB), specifically the D7 and ACK55 strains of Pseudomonas fluorescens, were previously reported to selectively inhibit growth of invasive annual grasses. However, recent studies show highly mixed evidence for WSB effectiveness in field settings. 

Date published: September 18, 2020

Beyond Sticks and Stones: Integrating Both Abiotic and Biotic Factors into Watershed Restoration Assessments

Watershed assessments are often used to prioritize restoration, yet these assessments primarily focus on geomorphic conditions and less frequently incorporate abiotic factors, such as water chemistry and temperature, and biotic factors, such as the structure of food webs.