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Year Published: 2010

Recovery of sediment characteristics in moraine, headwater streams of Northern Minnesota after forest harvest

We investigated the recovery of sediment characteristics in four moraine, headwater streams in north-central Minnesota after forest harvest. We examined changes in fine sediment levels from 1997 (preharvest) to 2007 (10 years postharvest) at study plots with upland clear felling and riparian thinning, using canopy cover, proportion of...

Merten, Eric C.; Hemstad, Nathaniel A.; Kolka, Randall K.; Newman, Raymond M.; Verry, Elon S.; Vondracek, Bruce C.
Recovery of sediment characteristics in moraine, headwater streams of Northern Minnesota after forest harvest; 2010; Article; Journal; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Merten, E. C.; Hemstad, N. A.; Kolka, R. K.; Newman, R. M.; Verry, E. S.; Vondracek, B.

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Red-shouldered hawk nesting habitat preference in south Texas

We examined nesting habitat preference by red-shouldered hawks Buteo lineatus using conditional logistic regression on characteristics measured at 27 occupied nest sites and 68 unused sites in 2005–2009 in south Texas. We measured vegetation characteristics of individual trees (nest trees and unused trees) and corresponding 0.04-ha...

Strobel, Bradley N.; Boal, Clint W.
Strobel B. Red-Shouldered Hawk Nesting Habitat Preference in South Texas. Journal of fish and wildlife management. 2010-06;1:33-37.

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Relations between fish abundances, summer temperatures, and forest harvest in a northern Minnesota stream system from 1997 to 2007

Short-term effects of forest harvest on fish habitat have been well documented, including sediment inputs, leaf litter reductions, and stream warming. However, few studies have considered changes in local climate when examining postlogging changes in fish communities. To address this need, we examined fish abundances between 1997 and 2007 in a...

Merten, Eric C.; Hemstad, Nathaniel A.; Eggert, S.L.; Johnson, L.B.; Kolka, Randall K.; Newman, Raymond M.; Vondracek, Bruce C.
Relations between fish abundances, summer temperatures, and forest harvest in a northern Minnesota stream system from 1997 to 2007; 2010; Article; Journal; Ecology of Freshwater Fish; Merten, E. C.; Hemstad, N. A.; Eggert, S. L.; Johnson, L. B.; Kolka, R. K.; Newman, R. M.; Vondracek, B.

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Response of aquatic macrophytes to human land use perturbations in the watersheds of Wisconsin lakes, U.S.A.

Aquatic macrophyte communities were assessed in 53 lakes in Wisconsin, U.S.A. along environmental and land use development gradients to determine effects human land use perturbations have on aquatic macrophytes at the watershed and riparian development scales. Species richness and relative frequency were surveyed in lakes from two ecoregions: the...

Sass, Laura L.; Bozek, Michael A.; Hauxwell, Jennifer A.; Wagner, Kelly; Knight, Susan
Response of aquatic macrophytes to human land use perturbations in the watersheds of Wisconsin lakes, U.S.A.; 2010; Article; Journal; Aquatic Botany; Sass, L. L.; Bozek, M. A.; Hauxwell, J. A.; Wagner, K.; Knight, S.

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The influence of partial timber harvesting in riparian buffers on macroinvertebrate and fish communities in small streams in Minnesota, USA

Relatively few evaluations of aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish communities have been published in peer-reviewed literature detailing the effect of varying residual basal area (RBA) after timber harvesting in riparian buffers. Our analysis investigated the effects of partial harvesting within riparian buffers on aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish...

Chizinski, Christopher J.; Vondracek, Bruce C.; Blinn, Charles R.; Newman, Raymond M.; Atuke, Dickson M.; Fredricks, Keith; Hemstad, Nathaniel A.; Merten, Eric C.; Schlesser, Nicholas
The influence of partial timber harvesting in riparian buffers on macroinvertebrate and fish communities in small streams in Minnesota, USA; 2010; Article; Journal; Forest Ecology and Management; Chizinski, C. J.; Vondracek, B.; Blinn, C. R.; Newman, R. M.; Atuke, D. M.; Fredricks, K.; Hemstad, N. A.; Merten, E.; Schlesser, N.

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Variation in detection among passive infrared triggered-cameras used in wildlife research

Precise and accurate estimates of demographics such as age structure, productivity, and density are necessary in determining habitat and harvest management strategies for wildlife populations. Surveys using automated cameras are becoming an increasingly popular tool for estimating these parameters. However, most camera studies fail to incorporate...

Damm, Philip E.; Grand, James B.; Barnett, Steven W.

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Relations between fish abundances, summer temperatures, and forest harvest in a northern Minnesota stream system from 1997 to 2007

Short‐term effects of forest harvest on fish habitat have been well documented, including sediment inputs, leaf litter reductions, and stream warming. However, few studies have considered changes in local climate when examining postlogging changes in fish communities. To address this need, we examined fish abundances between 1997 and 2007 in a...

Merten, Eric C.; Hemstad, Nathaniel A.; Eggert, L.S.; Johnson, L.B.; Kolka, R.K.; Newman, Raymond M.; Vondracek, Bruce C.

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Spatial and temporal dynamics of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) health indicators: linking individual-based indicators to a management-relevant endpoint

We examined the spatial and temporal dynamics of health indicators in four lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) stocks located in northern lakes Michigan and Huron from 2003 to 2006. The specific objectives were to (1) quantify spatial and temporal variability in health indicators; (2) examine relationships among nutritional indicators and...

Wagner, Tyler; Jones, Michael L.; Ebener, Mark P.; Arts, Michael T.; Brenden, Travis O.; Honeyfield, Dale C.; Wright, Gregory M.; Faisal, Mohamed

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Recovery distances of nestling Bald Eagles banded in Florida and implications for natal dispersal and philopatry

I used band recovery data to examine distances between banding and recovery locations for 154 nestling Florida Bald Eagles and discuss the implications for understanding natal dispersal and philopatry in this species. Band recoveries occurred in 23 U.S. states and five Canadian provinces between 1931–2005. Recovery distance from the natal...

Wood, Petra Bohall
Recovery distances of nestling Bald Eagles banded in Florida and implications for natal dispersal and philopatry; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Raptor Research; Wood, P. B.

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Wildlife corridors and developed landscapes

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DeStefano, Stephen

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Evaluating the power to detect temporal trends in fishery independent surveys: A case study based on Gillnets Set in the Ohio waters of Lake Erie for walleye

Fishery-independent (FI) surveys provide critical information used for the sustainable management and conservation of fish populations. Because fisheries management often requires the effects of management actions to be evaluated and detected within a relatively short time frame, it is important that research be directed toward FI survey...

Wagner, Tyler; Vandergoot, Christopher S.; Tyson, Jeff

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Converting nonstandard fish sampling data to standardized data

Peterson, James; Paukert, Craig P.
Converting nonstandard fish sampling data to standardized data; 2009; Article; Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes; Peterson, James T.; Paukert, Craig P.