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Year Published: 2017

Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity

The data are population sizes of yeast Saccharaomyces cerevisiae growth in laboratory cultures over a period of several days with different levels of growth inhibitor cycloheximide.

Zhang, Bo; Kula, Alex; Mack, K.M.L.; Zhai, Lu; Ryce, Arrix L.; Ni, Wei-Ming; DeAngelis, Don; Van Dyken, J.D.
Zhang, Bo, Kula, Alex, Mack, Keenan, Zhai, Lu, Ryce, Arrix, Ni, W.-M., DeAngelis, D.L., and Van Dyken, David, 2017, Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F73R0R3K.

Year Published: 2017

Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity

A large body of theory predicts that populations diffusing in heterogeneous environments reach higher total size than if non-diffusing, and, paradoxically, higher size than in a corresponding homogeneous environment. However, this theory and its assumptions have not been rigorously tested. Here, we extended previous theory to include exploitable...

Zhang, Bo; Kula, Alex; Mack, Keenan M.L.; Zhai, Lu; Ryce, Arrix L.; Ni, Wei-Ming; DeAngelis, Don; Van Dyken, J. David
Zhang, B., Kula, A., Mack, K.M.L., Zhai, L., Ryce, A.L., Ni, W.-M., DeAngelis, D.L., and Van Dyken, J.D., 2017, Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity: Ecology Letters, Early View, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12807.

Year Published: 2017

Land area change in coastal Louisiana (1932 to 2016)

Coastal Louisiana wetlands are one of the most critically threatened environments in the United States. These wetlands are in peril because Louisiana currently experiences greater coastal wetland loss than all other States in the contiguous United States combined. The analyses of landscape change presented here have utilized historical surveys,...

Couvillion, Brady R.; Beck, Holly; Schoolmaster, Donald; Fischer, Michelle
Couvillion, B.R., Beck, Holly, Schoolmaster, Donald, and Fischer, Michelle, 2017, Land area change in coastal Louisiana 1932 to 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3381, 16 p. pamphlet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3381.

Year Published: 2017

Assessing welfare of individual sirenians in the wild and in captivity

Assessing the welfare of wild populations of sirenians has required a “generalist” approach. The outcome has been a subjective decision as to whether what the observers are witnessing in an individual or group of animals is normal and whether that has positive or negative consequences. The understanding of sirenian welfare requirements, and a...

Flint, Mark; Bonde, Robert K.
Flint, M., and Bonde, R.K., 2017, Assessing welfare of individual Sirenians in the wild and in captivity, in Butterworth, A., Ed., Marine Mammal Welfare: Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare, Animal Welfare 17, p. 381-393, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2_21.

Year Published: 2017

Human interactions with sirenians (manatees and dugongs)

There are three extant sirenian species of the Trichechidae family and one living Dugongidae family member. Given their close ties to coastal and often urbanized habitats, sirenians are exposed to many types of anthropogenic activities that result in challenges to their well-being, poor health, and even death. In the wild, they are exposed to...

Bonde, Robert K.; Flint, Mark
Bonde, R.K., and Flint, M., 2017, Human interactions with sirenians (manatees and dugongs) in Butterworth, A., ed., Marine Mammal Welfare: Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare, Animal Welfare 17, p. 299-314, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2_17.

Year Published: 2017

Historical changes in organic matter input to the muddy sediments along the Zhejiang-Fujian Coast, China over the past 160 years

The burial of sedimentary organic matter (SOM) in the large river-influenced estuarine-coastal regions is affected by hydrodynamic sorting, diagenesis and human activities. Typically, the inner shelf region of the East China Sea is a major carbon sink of the Yangtze River-derived fine-grained sediments. Most of the previous work concentrated on...

Chen, Li-lei; Liu, Jian; Xing, Lei; Krauss, Ken W.; Wang, Jia-sheng; Xu, Gang; Li, Li
Chen, L., Liu, J., Xing, L., Krauss, K.W., Wang, J., Xu, G., and Li, L., 2017, Historical changes in organic matter input to the muddy sediments along the Zhejiang-Fujian Coast, China over the past 160 years: Organic Geochemistry, Available Online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.06.003.

Year Published: 2017

Gulf Coast vulnerability assessment: Mangrove, tidal emergent marsh, barrier islands and oyster reef

Climate, sea level rise, and urbanization are undergoing unprecedented levels of combined change and are expected to have large effects on natural resources—particularly along the Gulf of Mexico coastline (Gulf Coast). Management decisions to address these effects (i.e., adaptation) require an understanding of the relative vulnerability of various...

Watson, Amanda; Reece, Joshua; Tirpak, Blair; Edwards, Cynthia Kallio; Geselbracht, Laura; Woodrey, Mark; LaPeyre, Megan K.; Dalyander, Patricia (Soupy)
Watson, A., Reece, J., Tirpak, B.E., Edwards, C.K., Geselbracht, L., Woodrey, M., La Peyre, M.K., and Dalyander, P.S., 2017, The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment: Mangrove, Tidal Emergent Marsh, Barrier Islands, and Oyster Reef: Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Bulletin WFA421, Mississippi State University, 100 p., http://www.fwrc.msstate.edu/pubs/Gulf_Coast_Vulnerability_Assessment.pdf.

Year Published: 2017

Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in the Gulf Coast Waterdog, Necturus beyeri, from Southeast Louisiana, USA

The globally widespread amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been linked to amphibian declines worldwide (Lips et al. 2006; Skerratt et al. 2007). In Louisiana, USA, Bd has been found in several amphibian species (Chatfield et al. 2012; Rothermel et al. 2008), but to our knowledge no population-level die-offs have been...

Glorioso, Brad M.; Waddle, Hardin; Richards-Zawacki, Corinne L.
Glorioso, B., Waddle, H., and Richards-Zawacki, C.L., 2017, Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in the Gulf Coast Waterdog, Necturus beyeri, from Southeast Louisiana, USA: Herpetological Review, v. 48, no. 2, p. 360-363.

Year Published: 2017

Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups

Human-mediated transport beyond biogeographic barriers has led to the introduction and establishment of alien species in new regions worldwide. However, we lack a global picture of established alien species richness for multiple taxonomic groups. Here, we assess global patterns and potential drivers of established alien species richness across...

Dawson, Wayne; Moser, Dietmar; van Kleunen, Mark; Kreft, Holger; Pergl, Jan; Pysek, Petr; Weigelt, Patrick; Winter, Marten; Lenzner, Bernd; Blackburn, Tim M.; Dyer, Ellie; Cassey, Phillip; Scrivens, Sally-Louise; Economo, Evan P.; Guenard, Benoit; Capinha, Cesar; Seebens, Hanno; Garcia-Diaz, Pablo; Nentwig, Wolfgang; Garcia-Berthou, Emili; Casal, Christine; Mandrak, Nicholas E.; Fuller, Pam; Meyer, Carsten; Essl, Franz
Dawson, W., Moser, D., van Kleunen, M., Kreft, H., Pergl, J., Pysek, P., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Lenzner, B., Blackburn, T.M., Dyer, E.E., Cassey, P., Scrivens, S.L., Economo, E.P., Guenard, B., Capinha, C., Seebens, H., Garcia-Diaz, P., Nentwig, W., Garcia-Berthou, E., Casal, C., Mandrak, N.E., Fuller, P., Meyer, C., and Essl, F., 2017, Global hotspots and correlates of alien species richness across taxonomic groups: Nature Ecology and Evolution, v. 1, art. 0186, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0186.

Year Published: 2017

Quantifying drivers of wild pig movement across multiple spatial and temporal scales

Background The movement behavior of an animal is determined by extrinsic and intrinsic factors that operate at multiple spatio-temporal scales, yet much of our knowledge of animal movement comes from studies that examine only one or two scales concurrently. Understanding the drivers of animal movement across multiple scales is crucial for...

Kay, Shannon L.; Fischer, Justin W.; Monaghan, Andrew J.; Beasley, James C; Boughton, Raoul; Campbell, Tyler A; Cooper, Susan M; Ditchkoff, Stephen S; Hartley, Stephen B.; Kilgo, John C; Wisely, Samantha M; Wyckoff, A Christy; VerCauteren, Kurt C; Pipen, Kim M
Kay, S.L., Fischer, J.W., Monaghan, A.J., Beasley, J.C., Boughton, R., Campbell, T.A., Cooper, S.M., Ditchkoff, S.S, Hartley, S.B., Kilgo, J.C., Wisely, S.M., Wyckoff, A.C., VerCauteren, K.C., and Pepin, K.C., 2017, Quantifying drivers of wild pig movement across multiple spatial and temporal scales: Movement Ecology, Open Access, v. 5, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40462-017-0105-1.

Year Published: 2017

Repeated drought alters resistance of seed bank regeneration in baldcypress swamps of North America

Recurring drying and wetting events are likely to increase in frequency and intensity in predicted future droughts in the central USA and alter the regeneration potential of species. We explored the resistance of seed banks to successive droughts in 53 sites across the nine locations in baldcypress swamps in the southeastern USA. Along the...

Lei, Ting; Middleton, Beth A.
Lei, T., and Middleton, B.A., 2017, Repeated drought alters resilience of seed bank regeneration in baldcypress swamps of North America: Ecosystems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-017-0143-y.

Year Published: 2017

Performance measures for a Mississippi River reintroduction into the forested wetlands of Maurepas Swamp

The use of freshwater diversions (river reintroductions) from the Mississippi River as a restoration tool to rehabilitate Louisiana coastal wetlands has been promoted widely since the first such diversion at Caernarvon became operational in the early 1990s. To date, aside from the Bonnet Carré Spillway (which is designed and operated for flood...

Krauss, Ken W.; Shaffer, Gary P.; Keim, Richard F.; Chambers, Jim L.; Wood, William B.; Hartley, Stephen B.
Krauss, K.W., Shaffer, G.P., Keim, R.F., Chambers, J.L., Wood, W.B., and Hartley, S.B., 2017, Performance measures for a Mississippi River reintroduction into the forested wetlands of Maurepas Swamp: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5036, 56 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175036.