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Introduction and dispersal of non-native bullseye snakehead Channa marulius (Hamilton, 1822) in the canal system of southeastern Florida, USA

An established population of bullseye snakehead (Channa marulius), a large predatory fish from southeastern Asia, was identified for the first time in North America from waters in southeastern Florida, USA, in the year 2000. Since then, it has dispersed throughout the extensive canal system in the area from West Palm Beach south to Miramar....

Benson, Amy J.; Schofield, Pamela J.; Gestring, Kelly B.

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Chapter 13: Terrestrial wetlands

1. The assessment of terrestrial wetland carbon stocks has improved greatly since the First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (CCSP 2007) because of recent national inventories and the development of a U.S. soils database. Terrestrial wetlands in North America encompass an estimated 2.2 million km2, which constitutes about 37% of the global wetland...

Kolka, Randall; Trettin, Carl; Tang, Wenwu; Krauss, Ken W.; Bansal, Sheel; Drexler, Judith Z.; Wickland, Kimberly P.; Chimner, Rodney A.; Hogan, Dianna M.; Pindilli, Emily J.; Benscoter, Brian; Tangen, Brian A.; Kane, Evan S.; Bridgham, Scott D.; Richardson, Curtis J.

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Expectations of Maurepas Swamp response to a river reintroduction, Louisiana

Mississippi River reintroductions (freshwater diversions) into wetlands previously disconnected from the river have been implemented in southeastern Louisiana as a means to rehabilitate degraded and submerging wetlands. To date, all active Mississippi River reintroductions have targeted marsh habitat. However, a 57 cubic meter per second (2,000...

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., 2018, Expectations of Maurepas Swamp response to a river reintroduction, Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3072, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183072.

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Integrating encounter theory with decision analysis to evaluate collision risk and determine optimal protection zones for wildlife

1.Better understanding human‐wildlife interactions and their links with management can help improve the design of wildlife protection zones. One example is the problem of wildlife collisions with vehicles or human‐built structures (e.g. power lines, wind farms). In fact, collisions between marine wildlife and watercraft are among the major threats...

Udell, B.J.; Martin, Julien; Fletcher, R.J.; Bonneau, Mathieu; Edwards, Holly H.; Gowan, T.; Hardy, Stacie K.; Gurarie, E.; Calleson, C.S.; Deutsch, C.J.
Udell, B.J., Martin, J., Fletcher, R.J., Jr., Bonneau, M., Edwards, H., Gowan, T.,Hardy, S.K., Gurarie, E., Calleson, C.S., and Deutsch, C.J., 2018, Integrating encounter theory with decision analysis to evaluate collision risk and determine optimal protection zones for wildlife: Journal of Applied Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13290.

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Integrative taxonomy resolves taxonomic uncertainty for freshwater mussels being considered for protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act

Objectively delimiting species boundaries remains an important challenge in systematics and becomes urgent when unresolved taxonomy complicates conservation and recovery efforts. We examined species boundaries in the imperiled freshwater mussel genus Cyclonaias(Bivalvia: Unionidae) using morphometrics, molecular phylogenetics, and...

Johnson, Nathan A.; Smith, Chase H.; Pfeiffer, John M.; Randklev, Chalres R.; Williams, James D.; Austin, James D.
Johnson, N.A., Smith, C.H., Pfeiffer, J.M., III, Randklev, C.R., Williams, J.D. and Austin, J.D., 2018, Integrative taxonomy resolves taxonomic uncertainty for freshwater mussels being considered for protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Scientific Reports, v. 8, art. 15892, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-33806-z.

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Identifying management-relevant research priorities for responding to disease-associated amphibian declines

A research priority can be defined as a knowledge gap that, if resolved, identifies the optimal course of conservation action. We (a group of geographically distributed and multidisciplinary research scientists) used tools from nominal group theory and decision analysis to collaboratively identify and prioritize information...

Campbell Grant, Evan H.; Adams, M.J.; Fisher, Robert N.; Grear, Daniel A.; Halstead, Brian J.; Hossack, Blake R.; Muths, Erin L.; Richgels, Katherine L. D.; Russell, Robin E.; Smalling, Kelly L.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Walls, Susan C.; White, C. LeAnn
Grant, E. H. C., Adams, M. J., Fisher, R. N., Grear, D. A., Halstead, B. J., Hossack, B. R., Muths, E., Richgels, K. L. D., Russell, R. E., Smalling, K. L., Waddle, J. H., Walls, S. C., and White, C. L., 2018, Identifying management-relevant research priorities for responding to disease-associated amphibian declines: Global Ecology and Conservation, v. 16, article e00441, 9 p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00441

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Novel ecological and climatic conditions drive rapid adaptation in invasive Florida Burmese pythons

Invasive species provide powerful in situ experimental systems for studying evolution in response to selective pressures in novel habitats. While research has shown that phenotypic evolution can occur rapidly in nature, few examples exist of genome‐wide adaptation on short ‘ecological’ timescales. Burmese pythons (Python molurus...

Card, Daren C.; Perry, Blair W.; Adams, Richard H.; Schield, Drew R.; Young, Acacia S.; Andrew, Audra L.; Jezkova, Tereza; Pasquesi, Giulia I.M.; Hales, Nicole R.; Walsh, Matthew R.; Rochford, Michael R.; Mazzotti, Frank J.; Hart, Kristen M.; Hunter, Margaret; Castoe, Todd A.

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Trends in nonindigenous aquatic species richness in the United States reveal shifting spatial and temporal patterns of species introductions

Understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics underlying the introduction and spread of nonindigenous aquatic species (NAS) can provide important insights into the historical drivers of biological invasions and aid in forecasting future patterns of nonindigenous species arrival and spread. Increasingly, public databases of species observation...

Mangiante, Michael J.; Davis, Amy J. S.; Panlasigui, Stephanie; Neilson, Matthew E.; Pfingsten, Ian; Fuller, Pam L.; Darling, John A.
Mangiante, M.J., Davis, A.J.S., Panlasigui, S., Neilson, M.E., Pfingsten, I., Fuller, P.L., and Darling, J.A., 2018, Trends in nonindigenous aquatic species richness in the United States reveal shifting spatial and temporal patterns of species introductions: Aquatic Invasions, v. 13, no. 3, p. 323-338, http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2018/issue3.html or http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2018/AI_2018_Mangiante_etal.pdf.

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Informing research priorities for immature sea turtles through expert elicitation

Although sea turtles have received substantial focus worldwide, research on the immature life stages is still relatively limited. The latter is of particular importance, given that a large proportion of sea turtle populations comprises immature individuals. We set out to identify knowledge gaps and identify the main barriers hindering research in...

Wildermann, Natalie E.; Gredzens, Christian; Avens, Larisa; Barrios-Garrido, Hector A.; Bell, Ian; Blumenthal, Janice; Bolten, Alan B.; McNeill, Joanne Braun; Casale, Paolo; Di Domenico, Maikon; Domit, Camila A.; Epperly, Sheryan P.; Godfrey, Matthew H.; Godley, Brendan J.; González-Carman, Victoria; Hamann, Mark; Hart, Kristen M.; Ishihara, Takashi; Mansfield, Kate; Metz, Tasha L.; Miller, Jeffrey D.; Pilcher, Nicolas J.; Read, Mark A.; Sasso, Christopher; Seminoff, Jeffrey A.; Seney, Erin E.; Southwood Williard, Amanda; Tomás, Jesús; Vélez-Rubio, Gabriela M.; Ware, Matthew; Williams, Jessica L.; Wyneken, Jeanette; Fuentes, Mariana M. P. B.
Wildermann, N.E., Gredzens, C., Avens, L., Barrios-Garrido, H.A., Bell, I., Blumenthal, J., Bolten, A.B., Braun McNeill, J., Casale, P., Di Domenico, M., Domit, C., Epperly, S.P., Godfrey, M.H., Godley, B.J., González-Carman, V., Hamann, M., Hart, K.M., Ishihara, T., Mansfield, K.L., Metz, T.L., Miller, J.D., Pilcher, N.J., Read, M.A., Sasso, C., Seminoff, J.A., Seney, E.E., Southwood Williard, A., Tomás, J., Vélez-Rubio, G.M., Ware, M., Williams, J.L., Wyneken, J., and Fuentes, M.M.P.B., 2018, Informing research priorities for immature sea turtles through expert elicitation: Endangered Species Research, v. 37, p. 55-76, https://doi.org/10.3354/esr00916.

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President's address for Wetland Science and Practice - October 2018

As 2018 moves into its last quarter, those of us in the southern U.S. check the skies for hurricanes, academics and students return to the classroom, and researchers wrap up the last of their year’s field work. For SWS, the last quarter brings new ways to promote internationalization...

Middleton, Beth A.

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Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate-driven change in North American amphibian communities

Changing climate will impact species’ ranges only when environmental variability directly impacts the demography of local populations. However, measurement of demographic responses to climate change has largely been limited to single species and locations. Here we show that amphibian communities are responsive to climatic variability, using >...

Miller, David A.W.; Campbell Grant, Evan H.; Muths, Erin L.; Amburgey, Staci M.; Adams, M.J.; Joseph, Maxwell B.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Johnson, Pieter T.J.; Ryan, Maureen E.; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Calhoun, Daniel L.; Davis, Courtney L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Green, David M.; Hossack, Blake R.; Rittenhouse, Tracy A.G.; Walls, Susan C.; Bailey, Larissa L.; Cruickshank, Sam S.; Fellers, Gary M.; Gorman, Thomas A.; Haas, Carola A.; Hughson, Ward; Pilliod, David S.; Price, Steven J.; Ray, Andrew M.; Sadinski, Walter; Saenz, Daniel; Barichivich, William J.; Brand, Adrianne B,; Brehme, Cheryl S.; Dagit, Rosi; Delaney, Katy S.; Glorioso, Brad M.; Kats, Lee B.; Kleeman, Patrick M.; Pearl, Christopher; Rochester, Carlton J.; Riley, Seth P. D.; Roth, Mark F.; Sigafus, Brent
Miller, D. A. W., Grant, E. H. C., Muths, E., Amburgey, S. M., Adams, M. J., Joseph, M. B., Waddle, J. H., Johnson, P. J. T., Ryan, M. E., Schmid, B. R., Calhoun, D. L., Davis, C. L., Fisher, R. N., Green, D. M., Hossack, B. R., Rittenhouse, T. A. G., Walls, S. C., Bailey, L. L., Cruickshank, S. S., Fellers, G. M., Gorman, T. A., Haas, C. A., Hughson, W., Pilliod, D. S., Price, S. J., Ray, A. M., Sadinski, W., Saenz, D., Barichivich, W. J., Brand, A. B., Brehme, C. S., Dagit, R., Delaney, K. S., Glorioso, B. M., Kats, L. B., Kleeman, P. M., Pearl, C. A., Rochester, C. J., Riley, S. P. D., Roth, M., and Sigafus, B. H., 2018, Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate-driven change in North American amphibian communities: Nature Communications, v. 9, no. Article number: 3926, p. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06157-6

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A causal partition of trait correlations: using graphical models to derive statistical models from theoretical language

Recent studies hypothesize various causes of species‐level trait covariation, namely size (e.g., metabolic theory of ecology and leaf economics spectrum), pace‐of‐life (e.g., slow‐to‐fast continuum; lifestyle continuum), evolutionary history (e.g., phylogenetic conservatism), and ecological conditions (e.g., stabilizing selection). Various methods...

Cronin, James P.; Schoolmaster, Donald
Cronin, J.P., and Schoolmaster, D.R., Jr., 2018, A causal partition of trait correlations: using graphical models to derive statistical models from theoretical language: Ecosphere, v. 9, no. 9, art. e02422, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2422.