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Timelines and mechanisms of wildlife population recovery following the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Research and monitoring activities over the 28 years since the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground and spilled oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska have led to an improved understanding of how wildlife populations were damaged, as well as the mechanisms and timelines of recovery. A key finding was that for some species, such as harlequin ducks...

Esler, Daniel N.; Ballachey, Brenda E.; Matkin, Craig O.; Cushing, Daniel; Kaler, Robert; Bodkin, James L.; Monson, Daniel; Esslinger, George G.; Kloecker, Kimberly A.
Esler, D., Ballachey, B.E., Matkin, C., Cushing, D., Kaler, R., Bodkin, J., Monson, D., Esslinger, G., and Kloecker, K. 2017 .Timelines and mechanisms of wildlife population recovery following the Exxon Valdez oil spill: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. vol. , no. , p. . doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.04.007

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Meteorological and environmental variables affect flight behaviour and decision-making of an obligate soaring bird, the California Condor Gymnogyps californianus

The movements of animals are limited by evolutionary constraints and ecological processes and are strongly influenced by the medium through which they travel. For flying animals, variation in atmospheric conditions is critically influential in movement. Obligate soaring birds depend on external sources of updraft more than do other flying species...

Poessel, Sharon; Brandt, Joseph; Miller, Tricia A.; Katzner, Todd E.
Poessel, S.A., Brandt, J., Miller, T.A., Katzner, T.E., 2017, Meteorological and environmental variables affect flight behaviour and decision-making of an obligate soaring bird, the California Condor Gymnogyps californianus: Ibis, p. online, https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12531.

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A detailed risk assessment of shale gas development on headwater streams in the Pennsylvania portion of the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, U.S.A.

The development of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) involves infrastructure development (well pads, roads and pipelines), well drilling and stimulation (hydraulic fracturing), and production; all of which have the potential to affect stream ecosystems. Here, we developed a fine-scaled (1:24,000) catchment-level disturbance intensity index (DII)...

Maloney, Kelly O.; Young, John A.; Faulkner, Stephen; Hailegiorgis, Atesmachew; Slonecker, E. Terrence; Milheim, Lesley
Maloney, K. O., J. A. Young, S. P. Faulkner, A. Hailegiorgis, E. T. Slonecker, and L. E. Milheim. 2018. A detailed risk assessment of shale gas development on headwater streams in the Pennsylvania portion of the Upper Susquehanna River Basin, U.S.A. Science of The Total Environment 610:154-166.

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Fatality estimator user’s guide

This publication is the User's Guide for software developed to estimate wildlife fatalities at wind-power facilities, although the software is applicable to a variety of circumstances in which the objective is to estimate the size of a superpopulation and the probability of detection of the individuals is less than one. Simple counts of carcasses...

Huso, Manuela M.; Som, Nicholas; Ladd, Lew
Huso, Manuela, Som, Nicholas, and Ladd, Lew, 2018, Fatality estimator user’s guide (ver. 1.2, December 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 729, 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds729.

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Operationalizing the telecoupling framework for migratory species using the spatial subsidies approach to examine ecosystem services provided by Mexican free-tailed bats

Drivers of environmental change in one location can have profound effects on ecosystem services and human well-being in distant locations, often across international borders. The telecoupling provides a conceptual framework for describing these interactions—for example, locations can be defined as sending areas (sources of flows of ecosystem...

Lopez Hoffman, Laura ; Diffendorfer, James E.; Widerholt, Ruscena ; Thogmartin, Wayne E.; McCraken, Gary; Medellin, Rodrigo; Bagstad, Kenneth J.; Russell, Amy; Semmens, Darius J.

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Forecasting consequences of changing sea ice availability for Pacific walruses

The accelerating rate of anthropogenic alteration and disturbance of environments has increased the need for forecasting effects of environmental change on fish and wildlife populations. Models linking projections of environmental change with behavioral responses and bioenergetic effects can provide a basis for these forecasts. There is particular...

Udevitz, Mark S.; Jay, Chadwick V.; Taylor, Rebecca L.; Fischbach, Anthony S.; Beatty, William S.; Noren, Shawn R.
Udevitz, M.S., Jay, C.V., Taylor, R.L., Fischbach, A.S., Beatty, W.S., Noren, S.R., 2017, Forecasting consequences of changing sea ice availability for Pacific walruses: Ecosphere, vol. 8, no. 11 p. e02014. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2014

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Possible behavioural, energetic and demographic effects of displacement of red-throated divers

This report comprises the main points of discussion and agreement during a workshop, held in Edinburgh in May 2017, to discuss how displacement might affect individuals and the Red-throated diver population; with additional information added by the scientists following the workshop.

Dierschke, Volker; Furness, Robert W.; Gray, Carrie E.; Petersen, Ib Krag; Schmutz, Joel A.; Zydelis, Ramunas; Daunt, Francis
Dierschke, V., Furness, R.W., Gray, C.E., Petersen, I.K., Schmutz, J., Zydelis, R & Daunt, F., (2017), Possible Behavioural, Energetic and Demographic Effects of Displacement of Red-throated Divers, JNCC Report 605, ISSN 0963-8901

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Rapid 3-week transition from migration to incubation in a female Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii)

A female Roseate Tern that staged in Puerto Rico on 10 May 2008 on its migration north was first observed in the nesting area at Bird Island, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts on 21 May. It was incubating a complete clutch of two eggs by 1 June and likely had initiated laying within 20 days of having been in Puerto Rico.

Spendelow, Jeffrey A.
Spendelow, J. A., 2017, Rapid 3-week transition from migration to incubation in a female Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii): North American Bird Bander, v. 42, no. 3, p. 62-64.

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Spatial mismatch between sea lamprey behaviour and trap location explains low success at trapping for control

Crucial to the management of invasive species is understanding space use and the environmental features affecting space use. Improved understanding of space use by invasive sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) could help researchers discern why trap success in large rivers is lower than needed for effective control. We tested whether manipulating...

Rous, Andrew M.; McLean, Adrienne R.; Barber, Jessica; Bravener, Gale; Castro-Santos, Theodore; Holbrook, Christopher M.; Imre, Istvan; Pratt, Thomas C.; McLaughlin, Robert L.
Andrew M. Rous, Adrienne R. McLean, Jessica Barber, Gale Bravener, Theodore Castro-Santos, Christopher M. Holbrook, Istvan Imre, Thomas C. Pratt, and Robert L. McLaughlin. 2017. Spatial mismatch between sea lamprey behaviour and trap location explains low success at trapping for control. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.74:2085-2097

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Determining fine-scale use and movement patterns of diving bird species in federal waters of the Mid-Atlantic United States using satellite telemetry

Offshore wind energy development in the United States is projected to expand in the upcoming decades to meet growing energy demands and reduce fossil fuel emissions. There is particular interest in commercial offshore wind development within Federal waters (i.e., > 3 nautical miles from shore) of the mid-Atlantic. In order to understand the...

Spiegel, Caleb; Berlin, Alicia; Gilbert, Andrew; Gray, Carrie E.; Montevecchi, William; Stenhouse, Iain; Ford, Scott; Olsen, Glenn H.; Fiely, Jonathan; Savoy, Lucas; Goodale, M. Wing; Burke, Chantelle
Spiegel, C. S., Berlin, A. M., Gilbert, A. T., Gray, C. O., Montevecchi, W. A., Stenhouse, I. J., Ford, S. L., Olsen, G. H., Fiely, J. L., Savoy, L., Goodale, M. W., and Burke, C. M., 2017, Determining fine-scale use and movement patterns of diving bird species in federal waters of the Mid-Atlantic United States using satellite telemetry: Sterling, VA , U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. OCS Study BOEM 2017-069, 260 p.

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Diet composition and provisioning rates of nestlings determine reproductive success in a subtropical seabird

Understanding how both quality and quantity of prey affect the population dynamics of marine predators is a crucial step toward predicting the effects of environmental perturbations on population-level processes. The Junk Food Hypothesis, which posits that energetic content of prey species may influence reproductive capacity of marine top...

Lamb, Juliet S.; Jodice, Patrick G. R.; Satgé, Yvan G.

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Responses of terrestrial herpetofauna to persistent, novel ecosystems resulting from mountaintop removal mining

Mountaintop removal mining is a large-scale surface mining technique that removes entire floral and faunal communities, along with soil horizons located above coal seams. In West Virginia, the majority of this mining occurs on forested mountaintops. However, after mining ceases the land is typically reclaimed to grasslands and shrublands,...

Williams, Jennifer M.; Brown, Donald J.; Wood, Petra B.
Jennifer M Williams, Donald J. Brown, and Petra B. Wood (2017) Responses of Terrestrial Herpetofauna to Persistent, Novel Ecosystems Resulting from Mountaintop Removal Mining. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management In-Press.