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Date published: May 11, 2018

Modeling Habitat and Assessing Threats for Lizards and Snakes in Sagebrush Ecosystems

Little is known about how lizards and snakes may respond to changes in habitat from climate, invasive species, fire, roads, and natural resource management.

Date published: May 11, 2018

New Powell Center-funded Project: Global Terrestrial Synthesis of Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Biological nitrogen fixation is the largest source of the essential nutrient nitrogen that feeds terrestrial ecosystems worldwide.

Date published: April 20, 2018

Guide for Monitoring Stream Temperature

Water temperature influences most physical and biological processes in streams and, along with stream flow, is a major driver of ecosystem processes.

Date published: April 20, 2018

Golden Eagle Habitat Selection in San Diego, California

Beginning in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey and Bloom Biological Inc. began conducting telemetry research on golden eagles in San Diego, Orange, and western Riverside Counties of southern California.

Date published: April 16, 2018

Phylogenetics and Population Structure of the Prairie Falcon

Understanding between- and within-species genetic variability can help managers identify species and populations of conservation interest.

Date published: April 16, 2018

Flight Response of California Condors to Inform Risk from Wind Turbines

Large soaring birds rely on topographic and weather conditions also preferred by wind facility developers.

Date published: April 16, 2018

Movements and Landscape Use of Eastern Imperial Eagles in Central Asia

In recent decades, Eastern Imperial Eagle populations have declined throughout their range

Date published: April 6, 2018

Golden Eagle Monitoring Plan for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Area

This report outlines options for monitoring the status and population trends of golden eagles, a species specifically targeted for conservation under the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) of southern California.

Date published: April 6, 2018

Gene Flow Connects Coastal Populations of the Clapper Rail

Avian populations are predicted to exhibit minimal genetic differentiation as a result of their high mobility, although some habitat specialists show fine-scale genetic structure.

Date published: March 30, 2018

Modeling Habitat for Marbled Murrelets using LiDAR Data in the Siuslaw NF

LiDAR can provide fine-scale data describing vertical complexity of vegetation, a promising application for informing habitat models for landscape-scale applications.

Date published: March 23, 2018

Plant Functional Groups Affect Ecological Drought in Semiarid Grasslands

Plant functional groups have contrasting effects on soil water availability by affecting interception, uptake, and transpiration.

Date published: March 23, 2018

Potential Variability in Population-Level Response of Ponderosa Pine to Climate Change

Models of future species distributions are regularly fit at the species level, yet a species’ response to environmental change is not always uniform across its distribution.