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Bycatch of the endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) in a commercial fishery for shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)

We quantified the bycatch of pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus in Tennessee's shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) fishery by accompanying commercial fishers and monitoring their catch on five dates in spring 2007. Fishers were free to keep or discard any sturgeon they collected in their gillnets and trotlines and we were afforded...

Bettoli, Phillip William; Casto-Yerty, M.; Scholten, G.D.; Heist, Edward J.
Bettoli, PW (Bettoli, P. W.)[ 1 ] ; Casto-Yerty, M (Casto-Yerty, M.)[ 1 ] ; Scholten, GD (Scholten, G. D.)[ 2 ] ; Heist, EJ (Heist, E. J.)[ 3 ]

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The ecology, restoration, and management of southeastern floodplain ecosystems: a synthesis

Floodplain ecosystems of the southeastern United States provide numerous services to society, but hydrologic and geomorphic alterations, agricultural practices, water quality and availability, and urban development continue to challenge restorationists and managers at multiple spatial and temporal scales. These challenges are further exacerbated...

King, Sammy L.; Sharitz, Rebecca R.; Groninger, John W.; Battaglia, Loretta L.

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Survival and passage of ingested New Zealand mudsnails through the intestinal tract of rainbow trout

We conducted laboratory trials to determine the transit time and survival of New Zealand mudsnails Potamopyrgus antipodarum in the gastrointestinal tract of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. To assess the rate of snail passage, we force-fed groups of fish a known quantity of snails and then held them in tanks. At selected intervals we removed...

Bruce, R. Louise; Moffitt, Christine M.; Dennis, Brian
Survival and passage of ingested New Zealand mudsnails through the intestinal tract of rainbow trout; 2009; Article; Journal; North American Journal of Aquaculture; Bruce, R. Louise; Moffitt, Christine M.; Dennis, Brian

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Site characteristics and prey abundance at foraging sites used by Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) wintering in Florida

We examined site characteristics and prey abundances where wintering Aythya affinis (Lesser Scaup; hereafter scaup) foraged within three regions of the Indian River Lagoon system in central Florida. We observed that scaup concentrated in the Indian and Banana rivers; however, density of prey items did not differ between foraging sites and random...

Herring, Garth; Collazo, Jaime
Herring G. Site Characteristics and Prey Abundance at Foraging Sites Used by Lesser Scaup ( ) Wintering in Florida. Southeastern naturalist (Steuben, Me.). 2009-07;8:363-374.

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Use of a fishery-independent trawl survey to evaluate distribution patterns of subadult sharks in Georgia

We investigated the utility of a fishery-independent trawl survey for assessing a potential multispecies shark nursery in Georgia's nearshore and inshore waters. A total of 234 subadult sharks from six species were captured during 85 of 216 trawls. Catch rates and size distributions for subadult sharks and the ratio of neonates to juveniles were...

Belcher, C.N.; Jennings, Cecil A.
Belcher C. Use of a Fishery-Independent Trawl Survey to Evaluate Distribution Patterns of Subadult Sharks in Georgia. Marine and coastal fisheries. 2009-01;1:218-229.

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Adaptive management of watersheds and related resources

The concept of learning about natural resources through the practice of management has been around for several decades and by now is associated with the term adaptive management. The objectives of this paper are to offer a framework for adaptive management that includes an operational definition, a description of conditions in which it can be...

Williams, Byron K.

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Maintaining population persistence in the face of an extremely altered hydrograph: implications for three sensitive fishes in a tributary of the Green River, Utah

The ability of an organism to disperse to suitable habitats, especially in modified and fragmented systems, determines individual fitness and overall population viability. The bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus), flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis), and roundtail chub (Gila robusta) are three species native to the upper Colorado River...

Bottcher, Jared L.
Maintaining population persistence in the face of an extremely altered hydrograph: implications for three sensitive fishes in a tributary of the Green River, Utah; 2009; Thesis; Bottcher, Jared L.

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A large volume striped bass egg incubation chamber: design and comparison with a traditional method

I conducted a comparative study of a new jar design (experimental chamber) with a standard egg incubation vessel (McDonald jar). Experimental chambers measured 0.4 m in diameter by 1.3 m in height and had a volume of 200 L. McDonald hatching jars measured 16 cm in diameter by 45 cm in height and had a volume of 6 L. Post-hatch survival was...

Harper, C.J.

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Adaptive management of watersheds and related resources

The concept of learning about natural resources through the practice of management has been around for several decades and by now is associated with the term adaptive management. The objectives of this paper are to offer a framework for adaptive management that includes an operational definition, a description of conditions in which it can be...

Williams, Byron K.

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An evaluation of sex-age-kill (SAK) model performance

The sex-age-kill (SAK) model is widely used to estimate abundance of harvested large mammals, including white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Despite a long history of use, few formal evaluations of SAK performance exist. We investigated how violations of the stable age distribution and stationary population assumption, changes to male or...

Millspaugh, Joshua J.; Skalski, John R.; Townsend, Richard L.; Diefenbach, Duane R.; Boyce, Mark S.; Hansen, Lonnie P.; Kammermeyer, Kent
An evaluation of Sex-Age-Kill (SAK) model performance; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Wildlife Management; Millspaugh, J. J.; Skalski, J. R.; Townsend, R. L.; Diefenbach, D. R.; Boyce, M. S.; Hansen, L. P.; Kammermeyer, K.

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An introduction to standardized sampling: chapter 1

It was probably one of the oddest riots in the history of the United States. In Erie, Pennsylvania during 1853. federal marshals were called to restore order during bloody uprisings. A mob of women, equipped with sledgehammers, was tearing up railroad rack to protest standardization of track width (Nesmith 1985). All across the United States,...

Bonar, Scott A.; Hubert, Wayne A.; Willis, David W.; Bonar, Scott A.; Contreras-Balderas, Salvador; Iles, Alison C.
An introduction to standardized sampling; 2009; Article; Book; Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes; Bonar, S. A.; Contreras-Balderas, S. ; Iles, A. C.

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Brood rearing ecology of king eiders on the north slope of Alaska

We examined King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) brood survival in the Kuparak oil field in northern Alaska in 2002 and 2003 by monitoring hens with broods using radiotelemetry. We observed complete brood loss in eight of 10 broods. Broods survived less than 2 weeks on average, and most mortality occurred within 10 days of hatch. Distance hens...

Phillips, Laura M.; Powell, Abby N.
Brood rearing ecology of king eiders on the north slope of Alaska; 2009; Article; Journal; Wilson Journal of Ornithology; Phillips, L. M.; Powell, A. N.