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Adaptive harvest management for the Svalbard population of pink-footed geese: 2018 progress summary

This report describes progress on development and implementation of an adaptive harvest management program for maintaining the Svalbard population of Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus) near their target level (60,000) by providing sustainable harvests in Norway and Denmark. Specifically, this report provides an assessment of recent...

Johnson, Fred A.; Jensen, Gitte Høj; Clausen, Kevin K.; Madsen, Jesper

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Molecular and morphometric analyses reveal cryptic diversity within freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the western Gulf coastal drainages of the USA

Past geological processes and climate change affected current species distributions and the genetic structure of riverine fauna. Western Gulf of Mexico coastal rivers harbour four mussel species within the genus Fusconaia(Bivalvia: Unionida). The distributions of these species are unclear owing to their indistinguishable shell morphologies....

Pieri, Anna M.; Inoue, Kentaro; Johnson, Nathan A.; Smith, Chase H.; Harris, John L.; Robertson, Clint; Randklev, Charles R.
Pieri, A.M., Inoue, K., Johnson, N.A., Smith, C.H., Harris, J.L., Robertson, C., and Randklev, C.R., 2018, Molecular and morphometric analyses reveal cryptic diversity within freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the western Gulf coastal drainages of the USA: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 124, no. 2, p. 261-277, https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/bly046.

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Taiga bean goose: Harvest assessment for the Central Management Unit: 2018

In 2016 the European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG) began development of an adaptive harvest management program for Taiga Bean Geese (TBG). In 2017, the EGM IWG adopted an interim harvest strategy consisting of a constant harvest rate (on adults) of 3% for the Central Management of Taiga Bean Geese. The interim strategy is...

Johnson, Fred A.; Jensen, Gitte Høj; Alhainen, Mikko; Fox, Anthony D.; Madsen, Jesper
Johnson, F.A., Jensen, G.H., Alhainen, M., Fox, A.D., and Madsen, J., 2018, Taiga bean goose: harvest assessment for the Central Management Unit: 2018, 3rd meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group, June 20-21, 2018, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, 15 p., Doc. AEWA/EGMIWG/3.12, http://www.unep-aewa.org/sites/default/files/document/AEWA_EGMIWG_3_12_TBG_Harvest_Report.pdf.

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Associations between urban sprawl and life expectancy in the United States

In recent years, the United States has had a relatively poor performance with respect to life expectancy compared to the other developed nations. Urban sprawl is one of the potential causes of the high rate of mortality in the United States. This study investigated cross-sectional associations between sprawl and life expectancy for metropolitan...

Hamidi, Shima; Ewing, Reid; Tatalovich, Zaria; Grace, James B.; Berrigan, David
Hamidi, S., Ewing, R., Tatalovich, Z., Grace, J.B., and Berrigan, D., 2018, Associations between urban sprawl and life expectancy in the United States: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 15, no. 5, art, 861, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15050861.

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Laboratory observations of artificial sand and oil agglomerates

Sand and oil agglomerates (SOAs) form when weathered oil reaches the surf zone and combines with suspended sediments. The presence of large SOAs in the form of thick mats (up to 10 centimeters [cm] in height and up to 10 square meters [m2] in area) and smaller SOAs, sometimes referred to as surface residual balls (SRBs), may lead to the re-oiling...

Jenkins, Robert L.; Dalyander, P. Soupy; Penko, Allison; Long, Joseph W.
Jenkins, R.L., Dalyander, P.S., Penko, Allison, and Long, J.W., 2018, Laboratory observations of artificial sand and oil agglomerates: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1010, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181010.

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Public-supply water use and self-supplied industrial water use in Tennessee, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Resources, prepared this report and displayed and analyzed water use by self-supplied industrial and public-supply water systems in Tennessee for 2010. Public-supply water systems in Tennessee provide water for...

Robinson, John A.
Robinson, J.A., 2018, Public-supply water use and self-supplied industrial water use in Tennessee, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2018–5009, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185009.

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Characterization of water quality in Bushy Park Reservoir, South Carolina, 2013–15

The Bushy Park Reservoir is the principal water supply for 400,000 people in the greater Charleston, South Carolina, area, which includes homes as well as businesses and industries in the Bushy Park Industrial Complex. Charleston Water System and the U.S. Geological Survey conducted a cooperative study during 2013–15 to assess the circulation of...

Conrads, Paul A.; Journey, Celeste A.; Petkewich, Matthew D.; Lanier, Timothy H.; Clark, Jimmy M.
Conrads, P.A., Journey, C.A., Petkewich, M.D., Lanier, T.H., and Clark, J.M., 2018, Characterization of water quality in Bushy Park Reservoir, South Carolina, 2013–15: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2018–5010, 175 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20185010.

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A numerical model investigation of the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on water level variability in Great South Bay, New York

Hurricane Sandy was a large and intense storm with high winds that caused total water levels from combined tides and storm surge to reach 4.0 m in the Atlantic Ocean and 2.5 m in Great South Bay (GSB), a back-barrier bay between Fire Island and Long Island, New York. In this study the impact of the hurricane winds and waves are examined in order...

Bennett, Vanessa C. C.; Mulligan, Ryan P.; Hapke, Cheryl J.

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The role of the upper tidal estuary in wetland blue carbon storage and flux

Carbon (C) standing stocks, C mass balance, and soil C burial in tidal freshwater forested wetlands (TFFW) and TFFW transitioning to low‐salinity marshes along the upper estuary are not typically included in “blue carbon” accounting, but may represent a significant C sink. Results from two salinity transects along the tidal Waccamaw and Savannah...

Krauss, Ken W.; Noe, Gregory B.; Duberstein, Jamie A.; Conner, William H.; Stagg, Camille L.; Cormier, Nicole; Jones, Miriam C.; Bernhardt, Christopher E.; Lockaby, B. Graeme; From, Andrew S.; Doyle, Thomas W.; Day, Richard H.; Ensign, Scott H.; Pierfelice, Katherine N.; Hupp, Cliff R.; Chow, Alex T.; Whitbeck, Julie L.
Krauss, K.W., Noe, G.B., Duberstein, J.A., Conner, W.H., Stagg, C.L., Cormier, N., Jones, M.C., Bernhardt, C.J., Lockaby, B.G., From, A.S., Doyle, T.W., Day, R.H., Ensign, S.H., Pierfelice, K.N., Hupp, C.R., Chow, A.T., and Whitbeck, J.L., 2018, The role of the upper tidal estuary in wetland blue carbon storage and flux: Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Accepted, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GB005897.

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Establishment of the exotic invasive Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Louisiana

The Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, is native to Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands, and is invasive in areas where it has been introduced and established in the Caribbean as well as Florida. Despite repeated occurrences in several states over many years, it was not believed that Cuban treefrogs had successfully established...

Glorioso, Brad M.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Muse, Lindy J.; Jennings, Nicole D.; Litton, Melanie; Hamilton, Joel; Gergen, Steven; Heckard, David
Glorioso, B.M., Waddle, J.H., Muse, L.J., Jennings, N.D., Litton, M., Hamilton, J., Gergen, S., and Heckard, D., 2018, Establishment of the exotic invasive Cuban treefrog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Louisiana: Biological Invasions, Online First, p. 1-7, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1732-1.

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The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) T cell receptor loci exhibit V subgroup synteny and chain-specific evolution

The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) has limited diversity in the immunoglobulin heavy chain. We therefore investigated the antigen receptor loci of the other arm of the adaptive immune system: the T cell receptor. Manatees are the first species from Afrotheria, a basal eutherian superorder, to have an in-depth...

Breaux, Breanna; Hunter, Margaret; Cruz-Schneider, Maria Paula; Sena, Leonardo; Bonde, Robert K.; Criscitiello, Michael F.
Breaux, B., Hunter, M.E., Cruz-Schneider, M.P., Seno, L., Bonde, R.K., and Criscitiello, M.F., 2018, The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) T cell receptor loci exhibit V segment locus synteny and chain-specific evolution: Developmental and Comparative Immunology, v. 85, p. 71-85, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2018.04.007.

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Coastal estuaries and lagoons: The delicate balance at the edge of the sea

Coastal communities are increasingly concerned about the dynamic balance between freshwater and saltwater because of its implications for societal, economic, and ecological resources. While the mixing of freshwater and saltwater sources defines coastal estuaries and lagoons, sudden changes in this balance can have a large effect on critical...

Conrads, Paul A.; Rodgers, Kirk D.; Passeri, Davina L.; Prinos, Scott T.; Smith, Christopher; Swarzenski, Christopher M.; Middleton, Beth A.
Conrads, P.A., Rodgers, K.D., Passeri, D.L., Prinos, S.T., Smith, C., Swarzenski, C.M., and Middleton, B.A., 2018, Coastal estuaries and lagoons: The delicate balance at the edge of the sea: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3022, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183022.

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