Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Wetlands in a changing climate: Science, policy and management

Part 1 of this review synthesizes recent research on status and climate vulnerability of freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and their contribution to addressing climate change (carbon cycle, adaptation, resilience). Peatlands and vegetated coastal wetlands are among the most carbon rich sinks on the planet sequestering approximately as much carbon...

Moomaw, William R.; Chmura, G.L.; Davies, Gillian T.; Finlayson, Max; Middleton, Beth A.; Natali, Sue M.; Perry, James; Roulet, Nigel; Sutton-Grier, Ariana
Moomaw, W.R., Chmura, G.L., Davies, G.T., Finlayson, C.M., Middleton, B.A., Natali, S.M., Perry, J.E., Roulet, N., and Sutton-Grier, A.E., 2018, Wetlands in a changing climate: science, policy and management: Wetlands, First Online, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-1023-8.

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Movements and habitat use locations of manatees within Kings Bay Florida during the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge winter season (November 15–March 31)

Kings Bay, Florida, is one of the most important natural winter habitat locations for the federally threatened Trichechus manatus latirostris (Florida manatee). Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1983 specifically to provide protection for manatees and their critical habitat. To aid managers at the refuge and other agencies...

Slone, Daniel H.; Butler, Susan M.; Reid, James P.
Slone, D.H., Butler, S.M., and Reid, J.P., 2018, Movements and habitat use locations of manatees within Kings Bay Florida during the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge winter season (November 15–March 31): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1051, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181051.

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Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient

Plant stoichiometry, the relative concentration of elements, is a key regulator of ecosystem functioning and is also being altered by human activities. In this paper we sought to understand the global drivers of plant stoichiometry and compare the relative contribution of climatic vs. anthropogenic effects. We addressed this goal by measuring...

Anderson, T. Michael; Griffith, Daniel M.; Grace, James B.; Lind, Eric M.; Adler, Peter B.; Biederman, Lori A.; Blumenthal, Dana M.; Daleo, Pedro; Firn, Jennifer; Hagenah, Nicole; Harpole, W. Stanley; MacDougall, Andrew S.; McCulley, Rebecca L.; Prober, Suzanne M.; Risch, Anita C.; Sankaran, Mahesh; Schütz, Martin; Seabloom, Eric W.; Stevens, Carly J.; Sullivan, Lauren; Wragg, Peter; Borer, Elizabeth T.
Anderson, T.M., Griffith, D.M., Grace, J.B., Lind, E.M., Adler, P.B., Biederman, L.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W.S., MacDougall, A.S., McCulley, R.L., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Sankaran, M., Schutz, M., Seabloom, E.W., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Wragg, P.D., and Borer, E.T., 2018, Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient: Ecology, Early View, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2175.

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Sperm quality biomarkers complement reproductive and endocrine parameters in investigating environmental contaminants in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Lake Mead National Recreational Area (LMNRA) serves as critical habitat for several federally listed species and supplies water for municipal, domestic, and agricultural use in the Southwestern U.S. Contaminant sources and concentrations vary among the sub-basins within LMNRA. To investigate whether exposure to environmental contaminants is...

Jenkins, Jill A.; Rosen, Michael R.; Dale, Rassa O.; Echols, Kathy R.; Torres, Leticia; Wieser, Carla M.; Kersten, Constance A.; Goodbred, S.
Jenkins, J.A., Rosen, M.R., Draugelis-Dale, R.O., Echols, K.R., Torres, Leticia, Wieser, C.M., Kersten, C.A., and Goodbred, S.L., 2018, Sperm quality biomarkers complement reproductive and endocrine parameters in investigating environmental contaminants in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area: Environmental Research, v. 163, p. 149-164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.01.041.

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The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Louisiana: an updated, annotated checklist

An annotated checklist is provided for 243 species and subspecies of bees collected from or thought to occur in the state of Louisiana, where 163 are confirmed records, 46 are probable records, and 34 are possible records. We also list twelve records considered to be “dubious” because of the absence of supporting collection data and extralimital...

Owens, Brittany E.; Allain, Larry K.; VanGorder, Eric C.; Bossart, Janice L.; Carlton, Christopher E.

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Microspatial ecotone dynamics at a shifting range limit: plant–soil variation across salt marsh–mangrove interfaces

Ecotone dynamics and shifting range limits can be used to advance our understanding of the ecological implications of future range expansions in response to climate change. In the northern Gulf of Mexico, the salt marsh–mangrove ecotone is an area where range limits and ecotone dynamics can be studied in tandem as recent decreases in winter...

Yando, Erik S.; Osland, Michael J.; Hester, Mark H.
Yando, E.S., Osland, M.J., and Hester, M.W., 2018, Microspatial ecotone dynamics at a shifting range limit: plant–soil variation across salt marsh–mangrove interfaces: Oecologia, First Online, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-018-4098-2.

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Coping with constraints: Achieving effective conservation with limited resources

Conservation resources have become increasingly limited and, along with social, cultural and political complexities, this shortfall frequently challenges effectiveness in conservation. Because conservation can be costly, efforts are often only initiated after a species has declined below a critical threshold and/or when statutory protection is...

Walls, Susan C.
Walls, S.C., 2018, Coping with constraints: achieving effective conservation with limited resources: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, v. 6, art. 24, 8 p., https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2018.00024.

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Tagging and tracking

The number of stranding response facilities for marine mammals in the United States has increased over the past two decades, resulting in thousands of rehabilitated marine mammals released back into the wild (Geraci and Lounsbury 2005; Moore et al. 2007; Johnson and Mayer 2015; Simeone et al. 2015). All rehabilitated marine mammals released in the...

Lander, Michelle E.; Westgate, Andrew J.; Balmer, Brian C.; Reid, James P.; Murray, Michael J.; Laidre, Kristen L.
Lander, M.E., Westgate, A.J., Balmer, B.C., Reid, J.P., Murray, M.J., and Laidre, K.L., 2018, Tagging and Tracking, in Gulland, F.M.D., Dierauf, L.A., and Whitman, K.L., eds., CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, 3rd edition, Chapter 32, p. 767-798: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781498796880.

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Pilot testing and protocol development of giant applesnail suppression at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana—July–October 2017

This report provides an overview of the pilot study and description of the techniques developed for a future mitigation study of Pomacea maculata (giant applesnail) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana (MNWR). Egg mass suppression is a potential strategy for the mitigation of the invasive giant...

Carter, Jacoby; Merino, Sergio
Carter, Jacoby, and Merino, Sergio, 2018, Pilot testing and protocol development of giant applesnail suppression at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana—July–October 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018-1041, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181041.

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Context-dependent interactions and the regulation of species richness in freshwater fish

Species richness is regulated by a complex network of scale-dependent processes. This complexity can obscure the influence of limiting species interactions, making it difficult to determine if abiotic or biotic drivers are more predominant regulators of richness. Using integrative modeling of freshwater fish richness from 721 lakes along an...

MacDougall, Andrew S.; Harvey, Eric; McCune, Jenny L.; Nilsson, Karin A.; Bennett, Joseph; Firn, Jennifer; Bartley, Timothy; Grace, James B.; Kelly, Jocelyn; Tunney, Tyler D.; McMeans, Bailey C.; Matsuzaki, Shin-Ichiro S.; Kadoya, Taku; Esch, Ellen; Cazelles, Kevin; Lester, Nigel; McCann, Kevin S.
MacDougall, A.S., Harvey, Eric, McCune, J.L., Nilsson, K.A., Bennett, Joseph, Firn, Jennifer, Bartley, Timothy, Grace, J.B., Kelly, Jocelyn, Tunney, T.D., McMeans, Bailey, Matsuzaki, S-I.S., Kadoya, Taku, Esch, Ellen, Cazelles, Kevin, Lester, Nigel, and McCann, K.S., 2018, Context-dependent interactions and the regulation of species richness in freshwater fish: Nature Communications, v. 9, article 973, https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03419-1.

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Effects of sediment application on Nyssa aquatica and Taxodium distichum saplings

The decline of Taxodium distichum forests along the Gulf Coast of North America is partly due to elevation loss and subsequent flooding. In many coastal wetlands, a common approach for coastal restoration is to rebuild elevation through the application of dredge material, but this technique has not been used widely in coastal forests due...

Grandy, Isabel; Messina, Linda; Anemaet, Evelyn R.; Middleton, Beth A.
Grandy, Isabel, Messina, Linda, Anemaet, Evelyn, and Middleton, B.A., 2018, Effects of sediment application on Nyssa aquatica and Taxodium distichum saplings: Wetlands, First Online, 5 p. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-1011-z.

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DEEP SEARCH: Deep sea exploration to advance research on coral/canyon/cold seep habitats

Launched in August 2017, Deep Sea Exploration to Advance Research on Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats (DEEP SEARCH) is a multiyear, multi-agency study to characterize the deep-sea ecosystems of the US Mid- and South Atlantic (Figure 1). The study is funded through an interagency partnership between NOAA, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM...

Cordes, Erik E.; Demopoulos, Amanda W. J.; Boland, Gregory; Adams, Caitlin