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Calibrating recruitment estimates for mourning doves from harvest age ratios

We examined results from the first national-scale effort to estimate mourning dove (Zenaida macroura) age ratios and developed a simple, efficient, and generalizable methodology for calibrating estimates. Our method predicted age classes of unknown-age wings based on backward projection of molt distributions from fall harvest collections to...

Miller, David A.; Otis, David L.

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Upper thermal tolerances of early life stages of freshwater mussels

Freshwater mussels (order Unioniformes) fulfill an essential role in benthic aquatic communities, but also are among the most sensitive and rapidly declining faunal groups in North America. Rising water temperatures, caused by global climate change, industrial discharges, drought, or land development, could further challenge imperiled unionid...

Pandolfo, Tamara J.; Cope, W. Gregory; Arellano, Consuelo; Bringolf, Robert B.; Barnhart, M. Christopher; Hammer, E

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The effects of road crossings on prairie stream habitat and function

Improperly designed stream crossing structures may alter the form and function of stream ecosystems and habitat and prohibit the movement of aquatic organisms. Stream sections adjoining five concrete box culverts, five low-water crossings (concrete slabs vented by one or multiple culverts), and two large, single corrugated culvert vehicle...

Bouska, Wesley W.; Keane, Timothy; Paukert, Craig P.
Bouska W. The Effects of Road Crossings on Prairie Stream Habitat and Function. Journal of freshwater ecology. 2010-12;25:499-506.

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Development of standard weight equations for Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico amphidromous fishes

We collected and compiled length and weight information from four countries and one commonwealth to develop standard weight (Ws) equations for three amphidromous fish species native to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico regions: mountain mullet Agonostomus monticola (N = 9,768 individuals, 52 populations), river goby Awaous banana (N = 1,847...

Cooney, Patrick B.; Kwak, Thomas J.
Cooney, Patrick B. Development of Standard Weight Equations for Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Amphidromous Fishes. North American journal of fisheries management 30.5 Oct 2010: 1203-1209. American Fisheries Society. 19 Jun 2015.

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The changing effects of Alaska’s boreal forests on the climate system

In the boreal forests of Alaska, recent changes in climate have influenced the exchange of trace gases, water, and energy between these forests and the atmosphere. These changes in the structure and function of boreal forests can then feed back to impact regional and global climates. In this manuscript, we examine the type and magnitude of the...

Euskirchen, E.S.; McGuire, A. David; Chapin, F.S.; Rupp, T.S.

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Climate change, cranes, and temperate floodplain ecosystems

Floodplain ecosystems provide important habitat to cranes globally. Lateral, longitudinal, vertical, and temporal hydrologic connectivity in rivers is essential to maintaining the functions and values of these systems. Agricultural development, flood control, water diversions, dams, and other anthropogenic activities have greatly affected...

King, Sammy L.

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Interactive effects of senescence and natural disturbance on the annual survival probabilities of snail kites

Individuals in wild populations face risks associated with both intrinsic (i.e. aging) and external (i.e. environmental) sources of mortality. Condition-dependent mortality occurs when there is an interaction between such factors; however, few studies have clearly demonstrated condition-dependent mortality and some have even argued that condition-...

Reichert, Brian E.; Martin, J.; Kendall, William L.; Cattau, Christopher E.; Kitchens, Wiley M.
Reichert B. Interactive effects of senescence and natural disturbance on the annual survival probabilities of snail kites. Oikos. 2010-06;119:972-979.

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Effects of visible implant elastomer mark colour on the predation of red shiners by largemouth bass

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Bouska, Wesley W.; Paukert, Craig P.
BOUSKA W. Effects of visible implant elastomer mark colour on the predation of red shiners by largemouth bass ELASTOMER TAGGING EFFECTS ON PREDATION. Fisheries management and ecology. 2010-06;17:294-296.

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Conservation genetics of the alligator snapping turtle: cytonuclear evidence of range-wide bottleneck effects and unusually pronounced geographic structure

A previous mtDNA study indicated that female-mediated gene flow was extremely rare among alligator snapping turtle populations in different drainages of the Gulf of Mexico. In this study, we used variation at seven microsatellite DNA loci to assess the possibility of male-mediated gene flow, we augmented the mtDNA survey with additional sampling...

Echelle, A.A.; Hackler, J.C.; Lack, Justin B.; Ballard, S. R.; Roman, J.; Fox, S. F.; Leslie, David M.; Van Den Bussche, Ronald A.
Echelle A. Conservation genetics of the alligator snapping turtle: cytonuclear evidence of range-wide bottleneck effects and unusually pronounced geographic structure. Conservation genetics. 2010;11:1375-1387.

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Patch dynamics and the timing of colonization-abandonment events by male Kirtland’s Warblers in an early succession habitat

Habitat colonization and abandonment affects the distribution of a species in space and time, ultimately influencing the duration of time habitat is used and the total area of habitat occupied in any given year. Both aspects have important implications to long-term conservation planning. The importance of patch isolation and area to colonization–...

Donner, Deahn M.; Ribic, Christine; Probst, John R.

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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...

Vondracek, Bruce C.; Merten, Eric C.; Hemstad, Nathaniel A.; Kolka, Randall K.; Newman, Raymond M.; Verry, Elon S.

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Abdominally implanted transmitters with percutaneous antennas affect the dive performance of Common Eiders

Implanted transmitters have become an important tool for studying the ecology of sea ducks, but their effects remain largely undocumented. To address this, we assessed how abdominally implanted transmitters with percutaneous antennas affect the vertical dive speeds, stroke frequencies, bottom time, and dive duration of captive Common Eiders (...

Powell, Abby N.; Latty, Christopher J.; Hollmén, Tuula E.; Petersen, Margaret R.; Andrews, Russel D.