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Featuring NOROCK's recently published research. By accessing these links you are leaving a U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) site. References to non-DOI entities does not constitute an endorsement by the DOI.

Sepulveda, Adam J., Megan Layhee, Zachary A. Sutphin, and Juddson D. Sechrist. 2015. Evaluation of a Fine Sediment Removal Tool in Spring-fed and Snowmelt Driven Streams. Ecological Rest. 33:303-315

Marienthal, A. Hendrikx, J., Birkeland, K., Irvine, KM. 2015. Meteorological variables to aid forecasting deep slap avalanches on persistent weak layers. Cold Regions Science and Technology. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2015.08.007

Peitzsch, Erich H., Jordy Hendrikx, and Daniel B. Fagre. 2015. Terrain parameters of glide snow avalanches and a simple spatial glide snow avalanche model. Cold Regions Science and Technology. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2015.08.002.

Beever, E. A., O'Leary, J., Mengelt, C., West, J. M., Julius, S., Green, N., Magness, D., Petes, L., Stein, B., Nicotra, A. B., Hellmann, J. J., Robertson, A. L., Staudinger, M. D., Rosenberg, A. A., Babij, E., Brennan, J., Schuurman, G. W. and Hofmann, G. E. (2015), Improving Conservation Outcomes with a New Paradigm for Understanding Species’ Fundamental and Realized Adaptive Capacity. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12190

Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T.J., Bartos, T.T., Biewick, L.R.H., Boughton, G.K., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Dematatis, M.K., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Huber, Christopher, Kauffman, M.J., Latysh, Natalie, Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, A.R., Miller, K.A., Olexa, E.M., Schell, S.L., Walters, A.W., Wilson, A.B., and Wyckoff, T.B., 2015, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2014 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1091, 61 p.