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Year Published: 2013

A framework for understanding semi-permeable barrier effects on migratory ungulates

1. Impermeable barriers to migration can greatly constrain the set of possible routes and ranges used by migrating animals. For ungulates, however, many forms of development are semi-permeable, and making informed management decisions about their potential impacts to the persistence of migration routes is difficult because our knowledge of how...

Sawyer, Hall; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Middleton, Arthur D.; Morrison, Thomas A.; Nielson, Ryan M.; Wyckoff, Teal B.
A framework for understanding semi-permeable barrier effects on migratory ungulates; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Applied Ecology; Sawyer, Hall ; Kauffman, Matthew J.; Middleton, Arthur D.; Morrison, Thomas A.; Nielson, Ryan M.; Wyckoff, Teal B.

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Year Published: 2012

Evidence of late-summer mating readiness and early sexual maturation in migratory tree-roosting bats found dead at wind turbines

Understanding animal mating systems is an important component of their conservation, yet the precise mating times for many species of bats are unknown. The aim of this study was to better understand the details and timing of reproductive events in species of bats that die most frequently at wind turbines in North America, because such information...

Cryan, P.M.; Jameson, J.W.; Baerwald, E.F.; Willis, C.K.R.; Barclay, R.M.R.; Snider, E.A.; Crichton, E.G.
Evidence of late-summer mating readiness and early sexual maturation in migratory tree-roosting bats found dead at wind turbines; 2012; Article; Journal; PLoS ONE; Cryan, P. M.; Jameson, J. W.; Baerwald, E. F.; Willis, C. K. R.; Barclay, R. M. R.; Snider, E. A.; Crichton, E. G.

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Year Published: 2012

Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico

To assess the potential impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on offshore ecosystems, 11 sites hosting deep-water coral communities were examined 3 to 4 mo after the well was capped. Healthy coral communities were observed at all sites >20 km from the Macondo well, including seven sites previously visited in September 2009, where the corals...

White, Helen K.; Hsing, Pen-Yuan; Cho, Walter; Shank, Timothy M.; Cordes, Erik E.; Quattrini, Andrea M.; Nelson, Robert K.; Camilli, Richard; Demopoulos, Amanda W.J.; German, Christopher R.; Brooks, James M.; Roberts, Harry H.; Shedd, William; Reddy, Christopher M.; Fisher, Charles R.
Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico; 2012; Article; Journal; PNAS; White, Helen K.; Hsing, Pen-Yuan; Cho, Walter; Shank, Timothy M.; Cordes, Erik E.; Quattrini, Andrea M.; Nelson, Robert K.; Camilli, Richard ; Demopoulos, Amanda W. J.; German, Christopher R.; Brooks, James M.; Roberts, Harry H.; Shedd, William ; Reddy, Christopher M.; Fisher, Charles R.

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Year Published: 2012

Shale Gas Development and Brook Trout: Scaling Best Management Practices to Anticipate Cumulative Effects

Shale gas development may involve trade-offs between energy development and benefits provided by natural ecosystems. However, current best management practices (BMPs) focus on mitigating localized ecological degradation. We review evidence for cumulative effects of natural gas development on brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and conclude that...

Smith, David; Snyder, Craig D.; Hitt, Nathaniel P.; Young, John A.; Faulkner, Stephen P.
Shale Gas Development and Brook Trout: Scaling Best Management Practices to Anticipate Cumulative Effects; 2012; Article; Journal; Environmental Practice; David R Smith;Craig D Snyder;Nathaniel P Hitt;John A Young;Stephen P Faulkner

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Year Published: 2012

Female Agassiz’s desert tortoise activity at a wind energy facility in southern California: The influence of an El Niño event

We compared spring-summer activity of adult female Agassiz’s Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) among three consecutive years (1997, 1998, and 1999) that differed dramatically in winter rainfall and annual plant production at a wind energy facility in the Sonoran Desert of southern California. Winter rainfall was approximately 71%, 190%, and 17...

Ennen, Josh R.; Meyer-Wilkins, Kathie; Lovich, Jeffrey
Female Agassiz’s desert tortoise activity at a wind energy facility in southern California: The influence of an El Niño event; 2012; Article; Journal; Natural Science; Ennen, Josh R.; Meyer, Kathie ; Lovich, Jeffrey

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Year Published: 2012

Walrus areas of use in the Chukchi Sea during sparse sea ice cover

The Pacific walrus Odobenus rosmarus divergens feeds on benthic invertebrates on the continental shelf of the Chukchi and Bering Seas and rests on sea ice between foraging trips. With climate warming, ice-free periods in the Chukchi Sea have increased and are projected to increase further in frequency and duration. We radio-tracked walruses to...

Jay, Chadwick V.; Fischbach, Anthony S.; Kochnev, Anatoly A.
Walrus areas of use in the Chukchi Sea during sparse sea ice cover; 2012; Article; Journal; Marine Ecology Progress Series; Jay, Chadwick V.; Fischbach, Anthony S.; Kochnev, Anatoly A.

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Year Published: 2012

Unintended consequences and trade-offs of fish passage

We synthesized evidence for unintended consequences and trade-offs associated with the passage of fishes. Provisioning of fish passageways at dams and dam removals are being carried out increasingly as resource managers seek ways to reduce fragmentation of migratory fish populations and restore biodiversity and nature-like ecosystem services in...

McLaughlin, Robert L.; Smyth, Eric R.; Castro-Santos, Theodore; Jones, Michael L.; Koops, Marten A.; Pratt, Thomas C.; Vélez-Espino, Luis-Antonio
Unintended consequences and trade-offs of fish passage; 2012; Article; Journal; Fish and Fisheries; 8. McLaughlin, Robert L.; Smyth, Eric R.; Castro-Santos, Theodore; Jones, Michael L.; Koops, Marten A.; Pratt, Thomas C.; Vélez-Espino, Luis-Antonio

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Year Published: 2012

Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part A - Coal and wind

To further advance the objectives of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) have compiled Part A of the Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming. Focusing primarily on electrical power sources, Part A of the energy map is a compilation of both published and...

Biewick, Laura; Jones, Nicholas R.
Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part A - Coal and wind; 2012; DS; 683; Biewick, Laura R.H.; Jones, Nicholas R.

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Year Published: 2012

Production and disposal of waste materials from gas and oil extraction from the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania

The increasing world demand for energy has led to an increase in the exploration and extraction of natural gas, condensate, and oil from unconventional organic-rich shale plays. However, little is known about the quantity, transport, and disposal method of wastes produced during the extraction process. We examined the quantity of waste produced by...

Maloney, Kelly O.; Yoxtheimer, David A.
Production and disposal of waste materials from gas and oil extraction from the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania; 2012; Article; Journal; Environmental Practice; Maloney, Kelly O.; Yoxtheimer, David A.

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Year Published: 2011

Wind Turbines as Landscape Impediments to the Migratory Connectivity of Bats

Unprecedented numbers of migratory bats are found dead beneath industrial-scale wind turbines during late summer and autumn in both North America and Europe. Prior to the wide-scale deployment of wind turbines, fatal collisions of migratory bats with anthropogenic structures were rarely reported and likely occurred very infrequently. There are no...

Cryan, Paul M.
Wind Turbines as Landscape Impediments to the Migratory Connectivity of Bats; 2011; Article; Journal; Environmental Law; Cryan, Paul M.

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Year Published: 2011

Wildlife conservation and solar energy development in the Desert Southwest, United States

Large areas of public land are currently being permitted or evaluated for utility-scale solar energy development (USSED) in the southwestern United States, including areas with high biodiversity and protected species. However, peer-reviewed studies of the effects of USSED on wildlife are lacking. The potential effects of the construction and the...

Lovich, Jeffrey E.; Ennen, Josua R.
Wildlife conservation and solar energy development in the Desert Southwest, United States; 2011; Article; Journal; BioScience; Lovich, Jeffrey E.; Ennen, Josua R.

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Year Published: 2011

Economic importance of bats in agriculture

White-nose syndrome (WNS) and the increased development of wind-power facilities are threatening populations of insectivorous bats in North America. Bats are voracious predators of nocturnal insects, including many crop and forest pests. We present here analyses suggesting that loss of bats in North America could lead to agricultural losses...

Boyles, Justin G.; Cryan, Paul M.; McCracken, Gary F.; Kunz, Thomas H.
Economic importance of bats in agriculture; 2011; Article; Journal; Science; Boyles, Justin G.; Cryan, Paul M.; McCracken, Gary F.; Kunz, Thomas H.