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Year Published: 2018

Macrobenthic infaunal communities associated with deep‐sea hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico

There are thousands of seeps in the deep ocean worldwide; however, many questions remain about their contributions to global biodiversity and the surrounding deep‐sea environment. In addition to being globally distributed, seeps provide several benefits to humans such as unique habitats, organisms with novel genes, and carbon regulation. The...

Washburn, Travis W.; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.; Montagna, Paul A.
Washburn, T.W., Demopoulos, A.W.J., and Montagna, P.A., 2018, Macrobenthic infaunal communities associated with deep‐sea hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Marine Ecology, Early View, https://doi.org/10.1111/maec.12508.

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A novel technique for isolating DNA from Tempus™ blood RNA tubes after RNA isolation

ObjectiveWe use Tempus blood RNA tubes (Applied Biosystems) during health assessments of American moose (Alces alces spp.) as a minimally invasive means to obtain RNA. Here we describe a novel protocol to additionally isolate high-quality DNA from the supernatant remaining after the RNA isolation methodology. Metrics used to qualify DNA...

Ferrante, Jason A.; Giles, Michelle R.; Benzie, Emily; Hunter, Margaret
Ferrante, J.A., Giles, M.R., Benzie, E., and Hunter, M.E., 2018, A novel technique for isolating DNA from Tempus blood RNA tubes after RNA isolation: BMC Research Notes, v. 11, art. 563, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-018-3671-4.

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The confluences of ideas leading to, and the flow of ideas emerging from, individual-based modeling of riverine fishes

In this review article, we trace the history of events leading to the development of individual-based models (IBMs) to represent aquatic organisms in rivers and streams. As a metaphor, we present this history as a series of confluences between individual scientists (tributaries) sharing ideas. We describe contributions of these models to science...

Jager, Henriette I.; DeAngelis, Donald L.
Jager, H.I., and DeAngelis, D.L., 2018, The confluences of ideas leading to, and the flow of ideas emerging from, individual-based modeling of riverine fishes: Ecological Modelling, v. 384, p. 341-352, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.06.013.

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Growth stress response to sea level rise in species with contrasting functional traits: A case study in tidal freshwater forested wetlands

With rising sea levels, mortality of glycophytes can be caused by water and nutrient stress under increasing salinity. However, the relative effects of these two stressors may vary by species-specific functional traits. For example, deciduous species, with leaves typically emerging during low salinity periods of the year, may suffer less from...

Zhai, Lu; Krauss, Ken W.; Liu, Xin; Duberstein, Jamie A.; Conner, William H.; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Sternberg, Leonel d.S.L
Zhai, L., Krauss, K.W., Liu, X., Duberstein, J.A., Conner, W.H., DeAngelis, D.L., and da Silveira Lobo Sternberg, L., 2018, Growth stress response to sea level rise in species with contrasting functional traits: a case study in tidal freshwater forested wetlands: Environmental and Experimental Botany, Available Online, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.07.023.

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Salinity tolerance among three freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from Gulf Coastal Plain drainages

An important physiological constraint influencing distributions of coastal freshwater organisms is their tolerance for saline conditions. We experimentally evaluated salinity tolerance for three freshwater mussel species (Utterbackia imbecillis, Elliptio jayensis, and Glebula rotundata). Mussels were transferred abruptly from well water to one of...

Johnson, Nathan A.; Schofield, Pamela J.; Williams, James D.; Austin, James D.
Johnson, N.A., Schofield, P.J., Williams, J.D., and Austin, J.D., 2018, Salinity tolerance among three freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from Gulf Coastal Plain drainages: Florida Scientist, v. 81, no. 2-3, p. 61-69, https://fas.fit.edu/florida-scientist/.

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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.