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Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies

The source water and treated drinking water from twenty five drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) across the United States were sampled in 2010–2012. Samples were analyzed for 247 contaminants using 15 chemical and microbiological methods. Most of these contaminants are not regulated currently either in drinking water or in discharges to...

Benson, Robert; Conerly, Octavia D.; Sander, William; Batt, Angela L.; Boone, J. Scott; Furlong, Edward T.; Glassmeyer, Susan T.; Kolpin, Dana W.; Mash, Heath
Benson, R., Conerly, O.D., Sander, W., Batt, A.L., Boone, S., Furlong, E.T., Glassmeyer, S.T., Kolpin, D.W., Mash, H.E., Schenck, K.M., Simmons, J.E. 2017. Human health screening and public health significance of contaminants of emerging concern detected in public water supplies. Sci. Total Environ. v. 579, p. 1643-1648. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.146).

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Identifying movement patterns and spawning areas of Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake

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Gresswell, Robert E.; Heredia, Nicholas A.; Romine, Jason G.; Gutowsky, Lee F. G.; Sandstrom, Phillip T.; Parsley, Michael J.; Bigelow, Patricia E.; Suski, C. D.; Ertel, Brian D.
Gresswell, R.E., N.A. Heredia, J.G. Romine, L.F.G. Gutowsky, P.T. Sandstrom, M.J. Parsley, P.E. Bigelow, C.D. Suski, and B.D. Ertel. 2017. Identifying movement patterns and spawning areas of lake trout in Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone Science 25:66-69.

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Population genetics and demography unite ecology and evolution

The interplay of ecology and evolution has been a rich area of research for decades. A surge of interest in this area was catalyzed by the observation that evolution by natural selection can operate at the same contemporary timescales as ecological dynamics. Specifically, recent eco-evolutionary research focuses on how rapid adaptation influences...

Lowe, Winsor H.; Kovach, Ryan; Allendorf, Fred W.
Lowe, Winsor H., Kovach, Ryan P., Allendorf, Fred W. 2017. Population Genetics and Demography Unite Ecology and Evolution. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32(2):141-152 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.002

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Suppression of invasive lake trout in an isolated backcountry lake in Glacier National Park

Fisheries managers have implemented suppression programmes to control non-native lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush (Walbaum), in several lakes throughout the western United States. This study determined the feasibility of experimentally suppressing lake trout using gillnets in an isolated backcountry lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, for...

Fredenberg, C. R.; Muhlfeld, Clint C.; Guy, Christopher S.; D'Angelo, Vincent S.; Downs, Christopher C.; Syslo, John M.

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Glaciological measurements and mass balances from Sperry Glacier, Montana, USA, years 2005–2015

Glacier mass balance measurements help to provide an understanding of the behavior of glaciers and their response to local and regional climate. In 2005 the United States Geological Survey established a surface mass balance monitoring program on Sperry Glacier, Montana, USA. This project is the first quantitative study of mass changes of a glacier...

Clark, Adam; Fagre, Daniel B.; Peitzsch, Erich H.; Reardon, Blase A.; Harper, Joel T.
Clark, A. M., Fagre, D. B., Peitzsch, E. H., Reardon, B. A., and Harper, J. T.: Glaciological measurements and mass balances from Sperry Glacier, Montana, USA, years 2005–2015, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 47-61, doi:10.5194/essd-9-47-2017, 2017.

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Development and evaluation of a reservoir model for the Chain of Lakes in Illinois

Forecasts of flows entering and leaving the Chain of Lakes reservoir on the Fox River in northeastern Illinois are critical information to water-resource managers who determine the optimal operation of the dam at McHenry, Illinois, to help minimize damages to property and loss of life because of flooding on the Fox River. In 2014, the U.S....

Domanski, Marian M.
Domanski, M.M., 2017, Development and evaluation of a reservoir model for the Chain of Lakes in Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5155, 21 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165155.

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Early detection of nonnative alleles in fish populations: When sample size actually matters

Reliable detection of nonnative alleles is crucial for the conservation of sensitive native fish populations at risk of introgression. Typically, nonnative alleles in a population are detected through the analysis of genetic markers in a sample of individuals. Here we show that common assumptions associated with such analyses yield substantial...

Croce, Patrick Della; Poole, Geoffrey C.; Payne, Robert A.; Gresswell, Robert E.

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Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2014 through September 2015) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana

Water, bed sediment, and biota were sampled in selected streams from Butte to near Missoula, Montana, as part of a monitoring program in the upper Clark Fork Basin of western Montana. The sampling program was led by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to characterize aquatic resources in the...

Dodge, Kent A.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Turner, Matthew A.
Dodge, K.A., Hornberger, M.I., and Turner, M.A., 2017, Water-quality, bed-sediment, and biological data (October 2014 through September 2015) and statistical summaries of data for streams in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1201, 122 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161201.

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Inferring infection hazard in wildlife populations by linking data across individual and population scales

Our ability to infer unobservable disease-dynamic processes such as force of infection (infection hazard for susceptible hosts) has transformed our understanding of disease transmission mechanisms and capacity to predict disease dynamics. Conventional methods for inferring FOI estimate a time-averaged value and are based on population-level...

Pepin, Kim M.; Kay, Shannon L.; Golas, Ben D.; Shriner, Susan A.; Gilbert, Amy T.; Miller, Ryan S.; Graham, Andrea L.; Riley, Steven; Cross, Paul C.; Samuel, Michael D.; Hooten, Mevin B.; Hoeting, Jennifer A.; Lloyd-Smith, James O.; Webb, Colleen T.; Buhnerkempe, Michael G.

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Spatial variability of harmful algal blooms in Milford Lake, Kansas, July and August 2015

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) tend to be spatially variable vertically in the water column and horizontally across the lake surface because of in-lake and weather-driven processes and can vary by orders of magnitude in concentration across relatively short distances (meters or less). Extreme spatial variability in cyanobacteria...

Foster, Guy M.; Graham, Jennifer L.; Stiles, Tom C.; Boyer, Marvin G.; King, Lindsey R.; Loftin, Keith A.
Foster, G.M., Graham, J.L., Stiles, T.C., Boyer, M.G., King, L.R., and Loftin, K.A., 2017, Spatial variability of harmful algal blooms in Milford Lake, Kansas, July and August 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5168, 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20165168.

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Predicting cyanobacterial abundance, microcystin, and geosmin in a eutrophic drinking-water reservoir using a 14-year dataset

Cyanobacterial blooms degrade water quality in drinking water supply reservoirs by producing toxic and taste-and-odor causing secondary metabolites, which ultimately cause public health concerns and lead to increased treatment costs for water utilities. There have been numerous attempts to create models that predict cyanobacteria and their...

Harris, Ted D.; Graham, Jennifer L.

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Evaluation of modeled bacteria loads along an impaired stream reach receiving discharge from a municipal separate storm sewer system in Independence, Mo.

The Little Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri, was listed as impaired in 2012 due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) from urban runoff and storm sewers. A study was initiated to characterize E. coli concentrations and loads to aid in the development of a total maximum daily load implementation plan. Longitudinal sampling along...

Flickinger, Allison; Christensen, Eric D.

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September 17, 2019

Devin Lynn Galloway Bibliography

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Comparison of traditional and thermal imagery to show mange.

Comparison of traditional and thermal imagery to show mange.

Thermal imagery is one tool to assist researchers in measuring temperature loss from the mange patches (red) and compare this with temperature loss from natural fur (blues and greens). As you can see in the two contrasting images, the hairless areas associated with mange are much easier to see using thermal imagery due to heat loss versus a standard photograph from a

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