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Next‐generation conservation genetics and biodiversity monitoring

This special issue of Evolutionary Applications consists of 10 publications investigating the use of next‐generation tools and techniques in population genetic analyses and biodiversity assessment. The special issue stems from a 2016 Next Generation Genetic Monitoring Workshop, hosted by the National Institute for Mathematical and...

Hunter, Margaret E.; Hoban, Sean M.; Bruford, Michael W.; Segelbacher, Gernot; Bernatchez, Louis
Hunter, M.E., Hoban, S., Bruford, M., Segelbacher, G., and Bernatchez, L., 2018, Next-generation conservation genetics and biodiversity monitoring: Evolutionary Applications, v. 11, no. 7, p. 1029-1034, https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12661.

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Nymphoides humboldtiana (Menyanthaceae) in Florida (U.S.A.) verified by DNA data

Certain Nymphoides populations in Florida, U.S.A., previously identified as the non-native N. indica (L.) Kuntze, are actually N. humboldtiana (Kunth) Kuntze, as verified using nuclear and plastid DNA data. These new records of N. humboldtiana in Florida are the only known localities in the U.S.A. outside of Uvalde County, Texas. Nymphoides...

Middleton, Beth A.; Anemaet, Evelyn R.; Elsey Quirk, Tracy; Tippery, Nicholas P.
Middleton, B.A., Anemaet, E., Elsey Quirk, T., and Tippery, N.P., 2018, Nymphoides humboldtiana (Menyanthaceae) in Florida (U.S.A.) verified by DNA data: Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas, v. 12, no. 1, p. 257-263, http://www.brit.org/sites/default/files/public/brit_press/JBRIT12-1/JBRIT2018-12-1-257.pdf.

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Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program

The Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program (EIRAMP) provides a scientific framework for integrated EDRR, outreach, and monitoring for invasive wildlife in South Florida. EIRAMP also monitors native reptiles, amphibians and mammals to assess impacts of invasive species. South Florida has more nonnative species of reptiles and...

Cherkiss, Michael S.; Harvey, Rebecca G.; Rochford, Mike; Ketterlin Eckles, Jennifer; Metzger, Edward; Nestler, Jennifer; Mazzotti, Frank J.
Harvey, R.G., Rochford, M., Ketterlin, J., Metzger, E., III, Nestler, J., and Mazzotti, F.J., 2018, Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program: University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension, Fact Sheet WEC386, 5 p., http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw431. (Michael Cherkiss, contributor)

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Mississippi Delta: Chapter G in Emergent wetlands status and trends in the northern Gulf of Mexico: 1950-2010

The Mississippi River Delta, the tip of the longest river in North America, is located in the coastal plains of southeastern Louisiana. The study area included in the Mississippi River Delta vignette of southeastern Louisiana follows the Mississippi River southward from Port Sulphur within the modern Plaquemines-Balize Delta lobe (Figure 1). It...

Lawrence Handley; Spear, Kathryn A.; Mirka Zapletal; Thatcher, Cindy A.; Jones, William R.; Wilson, Scott A.
Handley, L., Spear, K.A., Zapletal, M., Thatcher, C., Jones, W.R., and Wilson, S.A., 2018, Mississippi Delta, Emergent Wetlands Status and Trends in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: 1950-2010 report, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 19 p., https://gom.usgs.gov/web/documents/Chapter_G_MississippiDelta.pdf.

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Ghost forests of Marco Island: Mangrove mortality driven by belowground soil structural shifts during tidal hydrologic alteration

Land use changes often create in situ stress and eventual mortality in mangroves as unsuitable hydroperiods are created through tidal flow alterations. Here, we document mangrove forest and soil structural changes within transects established in tidally restricted areas on Marco Island (Collier County,...

Krauss, Ken W.; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.; Cormier, Nicole; From, Andrew; McClain-Counts, Jennifer P.; Lewis, Roy R.
Krauss, K.W., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Cormier, N., From, A.S., McClain-Counts, J.P., and Lewis, R.R., III, 2018, Ghost forests of Marco Island: Mangrove mortality driven by belowground soil structural shifts during tidal hydrologic alteration: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, v. 212, p. 51-62, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.06.026.

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Host feeding ecology and trophic position significantly influence isotopic discrimination between a generalist ectoparasite and its hosts: Implications for parasite-host trophic studies

Despite being one of the most prevalent forms of consumerism in ecological communities, parasitism has largely been excluded from food-web models. Stable isotope analysis of consumers and their diets has been widely used in the study of food webs for decades. However, the amount of information regarding parasite stable isotope ecology is limited,...

Jenkins, William G.; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.; Sikkel, Paul C.
Jenkins, W.G., Demopoulos, A.W.J., and Sikkel, P.C., 2018, Host feeding ecology and trophic position significantly influence isotopic discrimination between a generalist ectoparasite and its hosts: Implications for parasite-host trophic studies: Food Webs, v. 16, art. e00092, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fooweb.2018.e00092.

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The influence of different deep-sea coral habitats on sediment macrofaunal community structure and function

Deep-sea corals can create a highly complex, three-dimensional structure that facilitates sediment accumulation and influences adjacent sediment environments through altered hydrodynamic regimes. Infaunal communities adjacent to different coral types, including reef-building scleractinian corals and individual colonies of octocorals, are known to...

Bourque, Jill R.; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.
Bourque, J.R., and Demopoulos, A.W.J., 2018, The influence of different deep-sea coral habitats on sediment macrofaunal community structure and function: PeerJ, Aquatic Biology, v. 6, art. e5276, https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5276.

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Assessing the risk of diploid grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella in the certified triploid supply chain in Ohio

Non-native grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) have been stocked in the United States for vegetation control since the 1970s, and recent evidence suggests some natural reproduction in the Great Lakes basin. Despite all states and provinces bordering Lake Erie either banning grass carp or requiring imports of only sterile, U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Kinter, Bryan T.; Jenkins, Jill A.; Tyson, Jeff T.
Kinter, B.T., Jenkins, J.A., and Tyson, J.T., 2018, Assessing the risk of diploid grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella in the certified triploid supply chain in Ohio: Journal of Great Lakes Research, Available Online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2018.07.004.

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Dynamic minimum set problem for reserve design: Heuristic solutions for large problems

Conversion of wild habitats to human dominated landscape is a major cause of biodiversity loss. An approach to mitigate the impact of habitat loss consists of designating reserves where habitat is preserved and managed. Determining the most valuable areas to preserve in a landscape is called the reserve design problem. There exists several...

Bonneau, Mathieu; Sabbadin, Regis; Johnson, Fred A.; Stith, Bradley
Bonneau, M., Sabbadin, R., Johnson, F.A., and Stith, B., 2018, Dynamic minimum set problem for reserve design: Heuristic solutions for large problems: PLoS ONE, v. 13, no. 3, art. e0193093, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193093.

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Value of sample information in dynamic, structurally uncertain resource systems

Few if any natural resource systems are completely understood and fully observed. Instead, there almost always is uncertainty about the way a system works and its status at any given time, which can limit effective management. A natural approach to uncertainty is to allocate time and effort to the collection of additional data, on the reasonable...

Williams, Byron K.; Johnson, Fred A.
Williams, B.K., and Johnson, F.A., 2018, Value of sample information in dynamic, structurally uncertain resource systems: PLoS ONE, v. 13, no. 6, art. e0199326, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199326.

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The flathead catfish invasion of the Great Lakes

A detailed review of historical literature and museum data revealed that flathead catfish were not historically native in the Great Lakes Basin, with the possible exception of a relict population in Lake Erie. The species has invaded Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron, nearly all drainages in Michigan, and the Fox/Wolf and Milwaukee...

Fuller, Pamela L.; Whelan, Gary

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A semi-arid river in distress: Contributing factors and recovery solutions for three imperiled freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae) endemic to the Rio Grande basin in North America

Freshwater resources in arid and semi-arid regions are in extreme demand, which creates conflicts between needs of humans and aquatic ecosystems. The Rio Grande basin in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico exemplifies this issue, as much of its aquatic biodiversity is in peril as a result of human activities. Unionid mussels have...

Randklev, Charles R.; Miller, Tom; Hart, Michael; Morton, Jennifer; Johnson, Nathan A.; Skow, Kevin; Inoue, Kentaro; Tsakiris, Eric; Oetker, Susan; Smith, Ryan; Robertson, Clint; Lopez, Roel
Randklev, C.R., Miller, T., Hart, M., Morton, J., Johnson, N.A., Skow, K., Inoue, K., Tsakiris, E.T., Oetker, S., Smith, R., Robertson, C., and Lopez, R., 2018, A semi-arid river in distress: Contributing factors and recovery solutions for three imperiled freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae) endemic to the Rio Grande basin in North America: Science of the Total Environment, v. 631-632, p. 733-744, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.032.