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Year Published: 2018

Mangrove forests in a rapidly changing world: Global change impacts and conservation opportunities along the Gulf of Mexico coast

Mangrove forests are highly-productive intertidal wetlands that support many ecosystem goods and services. In addition to providing fish and wildlife habitat, mangrove forests improve water quality, provide seafood, reduce coastal erosion, supply forest products, support coastal food webs, minimize flooding...

Osland, Michael J.; Feher, Laura C.; López-Portillo, Jorge; Day, Richard H.; Suman, Daniel O.; Guzmán Menéndez, Jose Manuel; Rivera-Monroy, Victor H.
Osland, M.J., Feher, L.C., López-Portillo, J., Day, R.H., Suman, D.O., Guzmán Menéndez, J.M., and Rivera-Monroy, V.H., 2018, Mangrove forests in a rapidly changing world: global change impacts and conservation opportunities along the Gulf of Mexico coast: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Available Online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.09.006.

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Serum proteins in healthy and diseased Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

A major goal of this study was to determine whether serum protein fractions of healthy Florida manatees differ with age, sex, or living environments (wild versus housed). A second goal was to determine which serum protein fractions vary in diseased versus healthy manatees. Serum protein fractions were determined using agarose gel electrophoresis....

Harvey, John W.; Harr, Kendall E.; Murphy, David; Walsh, Michael T.; deWit, Martina; Deutsch, Charles J.; Bonde, Robert K.
Harvey, J.W., Harr, K.E., Murphy, D., Walsh, M.T., deWit, M., Deutsch, C.J., and Bonde, R.K., 2018, Serum proteins in healthy and diseased Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): Comparative Clinical Pathology, Online Early, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00580-018-2797-z.

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Exotic invasive Pomacea maculata (Giant Apple Snail) will depredate eggs of frog and toad species of the Southeastern US

Pomacea maculata (Perry) (Giant Apple Snail) is a freshwater snail native to South America (Hayes et al. 2015) that is an invasive species in the freshwater wetlands and waterways of the northern Gulf of Mexico, peninsular Florida (Benson 2017, Burks 2017) and globally (Hayes et al. 2015). Karraker and Dudgeon (2014) found that ...

Carter, Jacoby; Johnson, Darren; Merino, Sergio
Carter, J., Johnson, D., and Merino, S., 2018, Exotic invasive Pomacea maculata (giant apple snail) will depredate eggs of frog and toad species of the Southeastern US: Southeastern Naturalist, v. 17, no. 3, p. 470-475, https://doi.org/10.1656/058.017.0313.

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Internal parasites of the two subspecies of the West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus

The West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus is divided into 2 subspecies: the Antillean (T. m. manatus) and Florida (T. m. latirostris) manatees. This study reports sample prevalence of manatee parasites from populations of these 2 subspecies in different geographical locations. Although necropsy is a valuable diagnostic tool for parasite...

Wyrosdick, Heidi M.; Chapman, Alycia; Mignucci-Giannoni, Antonio A.; Riviera-Perez, Carla I.; Bonde, Robert K.
Wyrosdick, H., Chapman, A., Mignucci-Giannoni, A.A., Rivera-Perez, C.I., and Bonde, R.K., 2018, Internal parasites of the two subspecies of the West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v. 130, no. 2, p. 145-152, https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03270.

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Marine threats overlap key foraging habitat for two imperiled sea turtle species in the Gulf of Mexico

Effective management of human activities affecting listed species requires understanding both threats and animal habitat-use patterns. However, the extent of spatial overlap between high-use foraging areas (where multiple marine species congregate) and anthropogenic threats is not well known. Our modeling approach incorporates data on sea turtle...

Hart, Kristen M.; Iverson, Autumn R.; Fujisaki, Ikuko; Lamont, Margaret M.; Bucklin, David N.; Shaver, Donna J.
Hart, K.M., Iverson, A.R., Fujisaki, I., Lamont, M.M., Bucklin, D., and Shaver, D.J., 2018, Marine threats overlap key foraging habitat for two imperiled sea turtle species in the Gulf of Mexico: Frontiers in Marine Science, Provisionally Accepted, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00336 or https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00336/abstract.

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Genetic diversity and structure from Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the southern Gulf of Mexico: Comparison between connected and isolated populations

Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus), a subspecies of the West Indian manatee, is listed as endangered species in the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The aims of this research were to survey on the possible regional genetic structure in the southern Gulf of Mexico and to compare...

Gomez-Carrasco, Guadalupe; Lesher-Gordillo, Julia Maria; Olivera-Gomez, Leon David; Bonde, Robert K.; Arriaga-Weiss, Stefan; Hernandez-Martinez, Raymundo; Castañón-Nájera, Guillermo; Jimenez-Dominguez, Darwin; Romo-Lopez, Armando; Delgado-Estrella, Alberto
Gomez-Carrasco, G., Lesher-Gordillo, J.M., Olivera-Gomez, L.D., Bonde, R.K., Arriaga-Weiss, S., Hernandez-Martinez, R., Castanon-Najera, G., Jimenez-Dominguez, D., Romo-Lopez, A., and Delgado-Estrella, A., 2018, Genetic diversity and structure from Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the southern Gulf of Mexico: comparison between connected and isolated populations: Tropical Conservation Science, v. 11, p. 1-10, https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082918795560.

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Cytonuclear discordance in the Florida Everglades invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus) population reveals possible hybridization with the Indian python (P. molurus)

The invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus) has been reproducing in the Florida Everglades since the 1980s. These giant constrictor snakes have caused a precipitous decline in small mammal populations in southern Florida following escapes or releases from the commercial pet trade. To better understand the invasion pathway and genetic...

Hunter, Margaret E.; Johnson, Nathan A.; Smith, Brian J.; Davis, Michelle C.; Butterfield, John S.; Snow, Ray W.; Hart, Kristen M.
Hunter, M.E., Johnson, N.A., Smith, B.J., Davis, M.C., Butterfield, J.S.S., Snow, R.W., and Hart, K.M., 2018, Cytonuclear discordance in the Florida Everglades invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus) population reveals possible hybridization with the Indian python (P. molurus): Ecology and Evolution, Early View, https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4423.

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Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals

Mammals diversified by colonizing drastically different environments, with each transition yielding numerous molecular changes, including losses of protein function. Though not initially deleterious, these losses could subsequently carry deleterious pleiotropic consequences. We have used phylogenetic methods to identify convergent functional...

Meyer, Wynn K.; Jamison, Jerrica; Richter, Rebecca; Woods, Stacy E.; Partha, Raghavendran; Kowalczyk, Amanda; Kronk, Charles; Chikina, Maria; Bonde, Robert K.; Crocker, Daniel E.; Gaspard, Joseph C.; Lanyon, Janet M.; Marsillach, Judit; Furlong, Clement E.; Clark, Nathan L.
Meyer, W.K., Jamison, J., Richter, R., Woods, S.E., Partha, R., Kowalczyk, A., Kronk, C., Chikina, M., Bonde, R.K., Crocker, D.E., Gaspard, J., Lanyon, J.M., Marsillach, J., Furlong, C.E., and Clark, N.L., 2018, Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals: Science, v. 361, no. 6402, p. 591-594, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aap7714.

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Sensitivity of mangrove range limits to climate variability

AimCorrelative distribution models have been used to identify potential climatic controls of mangrove range limits, but there is still uncertainty about the relative importance of these factors across different regions. To provide insights into the strength of climatic control of different mangrove range limits, we tested whether temporal...

Cavanaugh, Kyle C.; Osland, Michael J.; Bardou, Rémi; Hinojosa-Arango, Gustavo; López-Vivas, Juan M.; Parker, John D.; Rovai, Andre S.
Cavanaugh, K.C., Osland, M.J., Bardou, R.,Hinojosa-Arango, G., Lopez-Vivas, J.M., Parker, J.D., and Rovai, A.S., 2018, Sensitivity of mangrove range limits to climate variability: Global Ecology and Biogeography, v. 27, no. 8, p. 925-935, https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12751.

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Designing a protected area to safeguard imperiled species from urbanization

Reserve design is a process that can address ecological, social, and political factors to identify parcels of land needed to sustain wildlife populations and other natural resources. Acquisition of parcels for a large terrestrial reserve is difficult because it typically occurs over a long timeframe and thus invokes consideration of future...

Romañach, Stephanie; Stith, Bradley; Johnson, Fred A.

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Floristic quality index and forested floristic quality index: Assessment tools for restoration projects and monitoring sites in coastal Louisiana

The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) has been used in many areas throughout the United State to assess the integrity of plant communities and restoration projects. Here, we summarize two tools that have been developed for monitoring sites in coastal Louisiana wetlands. The FQI was modified for herbaceous data collected in coastal Louisiana monitoring...

Dorney, John; Savage, Rick; Tiner, R.W.; Adamus, Paul; Cretini, Kari; Wood, William B.; Visser, Jenneke M.; Krauss, Ken W.; Sharp, Leigh Anne; Steyer, Gregory D.; Shaffer, Gary P.; Piazza, Sarai
Cretini, K.F., Wood, W.B., Visser, J.M., Krauss, K.W., Sharp, L.A., Steyer, G.D., Shaffer, G.P., and Piazza, S.C., 2018, Floristic quality index and forested floristic quality index: Assessment tools for restoration projects and monitoring sites in Coastal Louisiana, in Dorney, J., Savage, R., Tiner, R.W., and Adamus, P., eds., Wetland and Stream Rapid Assessments: Development, Validation, and Application: London, Academic Press, Chapter 4.5.2, p. 459 - 473, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805091-0.00049-9.

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Moving from generalisations to specificity about mangrove-saltmarsh dynamics

Spatial and temporal variability in factors influencing mangrove establishment and survival affects the distribution of mangrove, particularly near their latitudinal limit, where mangrove expansion into saltmarsh is conspicuous. In this paper the spatial variability in mangrove distribution and variability in factors influencing mangrove...

Rogers, Kerrylee; Krauss, Ken W.
Rogers, K., and Krauss, K.W., 2018, Moving from generalisations to specificity about mangrove-saltmarsh dynamics: Wetlands, Online First, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-018-1067-9.