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Kamath, Pauline L., Wendy C. Turner, Martina Küsters, and Wayne M. Getz. 2014. Parasite-mediated selection drives an immunogenetic trade-off in plains zebras (Equus quagga). Proc. R. Soc. B. vol. 281 no. 1783 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0077

Abbey-Lambertz, M., A. Ray, M. Layhee, C. Densmore, A. Sepulveda, J. Gross and B. Watten. 2014. Suppressing bullfrog larvae with carbon dioxide. Journal of Herpetology 48(1): 59-66.

Diehl, R. H., J. E. Bates, D. E. Willard, and T. P. Gnoske. 2014. The hazards of nocturnal migration over Lake Michigan: a case study. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 126:19-29.

van Manen, F. T., Ebinger, M. R., Haroldson, M. A., Harris, R. B., Higgs, M. D., Cherry, S., White, G. C. and Schwartz, C. C. (2014), Re-evaluation of Yellowstone grizzly bear population dynamics not supported by empirical data: response to Doak & Cutler. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12095

Sigafus, B. H., C. R. Schwalbe, B. R. Hossack, E. Muths. 2014. Prevalence of the Amphibian Chytrid Fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, USA. Herpetological Review. 45(1), 41–42.

Sepulveda, Adam J., Juddson Sechrist, Laurie B. Marczak. 2014. Testing Ecological Tradeoffs of a New Tool for Removing Fine Sediment in a Spring-fed Stream. Ecological Restoration. 32(1): 68-77. DOI:10.1353/ecr.2014.0002

Erin L. Landguth, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Robin S. Waples, Leslie Jones, Winsor H. Lowe, Diane Whited, John Lucotch, Helen Neville, and Gordon Luikart. 2014. Combining demographic and genetic factors to assess population vulnerability in stream species. Ecological Applications. DOI:10.1890/13-0499.1

 />publication cover Teisberg, J. E., Haroldson, M. A., Schwartz, C. C., Gunther, K. A., Fortin, J. K. and Robbins, C. T. (2014), Contrasting past and current numbers of bears visiting Yellowstone cutthroat trout streams. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.667
publication cover Bjornlie, D. D., F. T. van Manen, M. R. Ebinger, M. A. Haroldson, D. J. Thompson, C. M. Costello. 2014. Whitebark pine, population density, and home-range size of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. PloS ONE doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0088160.
publication cover Brian Hand, Shanyuan Chen, Neil Anderson, Albano Beja-Pereira, Paul Cross, Michael Ebinger, Hank Edwards, Robert Garrott, Marty Kardos, Matt Kauffman, Erin Landguth, Aurther Middleton, Michael K. Schwartz, Brandon Scurlock, P. J. White, Pete Zager, and Gordon Luikart (2013) Sex-Biased Gene Flow among Elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.3996/022012-JFWM-017.
publication cover Layhee, M.J., Gross, J.A., Parsley, M.J., Romine, J.G., Glover, D.C., Suski, C.D., Wagner, T.L., Sepulveda, A.J., and Gresswell, R.E., 2013, Asian carp behavior in response to static water gun firing: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3098, 4 p.
publication cover George P. Malanson and Daniel B. Fagre. 2013. Spatial contexts for temporal variability in alpine vegetation under ongoing climate change. Plant Ecol. 214(11):1309–1319. DOI:10.1007/s11258-013-0253-3
publication cover Preston T.M., et al. 2013. A GIS-based vulnerability assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources from oil and gas development in eastern Sheridan County, Montana. Sci Total Environ. DOI:10.1016.213.09.027
publication cover Gogan, Peter J. P., McCrea A. Cobb, Natalie B. Gates, and Reginald H. Barrett. 2013. Re-introduction of tule elk to Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA. Pages 168-173 In: Soorae, P. S. (ed.). Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013. Further case studies from around the globe. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group and Abu Dhabi, UAE: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. xiv + 282 pp.
publication cover Kamath, Pauline L., Daniel Elleder, Le Bao, Paul C. Cross, John H. Powell and Mary Poss. 2013. The Population History of Endogenous Retroviruses in Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus). J. Hered. doi: 10.1093/jhered/est088
publication cover McCabe, G. J., J. L. Betancourt, G. T. Pederson & M. D. Schwartz (2013) Variability Common to First Leaf Dates and Snowpack in the Western Conterminous United States. Earth Interactions, 17, 1-18.
publication cover Schwartz, C. C., Fortin, J. K., Teisberg, J. E., Haroldson, M. A., Servheen, C., Robbins, C. T. and Van Manen, F. T. (2013), Body and diet composition of sympatric black and grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.633
publication cover Bjornlie, D. D., Thompson, D. J., Haroldson, M. A., Schwartz, C. C., Gunther, K. A., Cain, S. L., Tyers, D. B., Frey, K. L. and Aber, B. C. (2013), Methods to estimate distribution and range extent of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.368
publication cover Smolinsky, Jaclyn A., Robert H. Diehl, Thomas A. Radzio, David K. Delaney, and Frank R. Moore. 2013. Factors influencing the movement biology of migrant songbirds confronted with an ecological barrier. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1614-6
publication cover Diehl, Robb H. 2013. The airspace is habitat. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 28(7): 377-379.
publication cover P. C. Cross, T. G. Creech, M. R. Ebinger, K. Manlove, K. Irvine, J. Henningsen, J. Rogerson, B. M. Scurlock, and S. Creel 2013. Female elk contacts are neither frequency nor density dependent. Ecology 94:2076–2086.
publication cover Irvine, K. M., Thornton, J., Backus, V. M., Hohmann, M. G., Lehnhoff, E. A., Maxwell, B. D., Michels, K. and Rew, L. J. (2013), A comparison of adaptive sampling designs and binary spatial models: a simulation study using a census of Bromus inermis. Environmetrics. doi: 10.1002/env.2223
publication cover Gross, J.A, Irvine, KM, Wilmoth, S., Wagner, TL, Shields, PA, Fox, JR. 2013. Effects of pulse pressure from seismic water gun technology on northern pike. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142:5, 1335-1346.
publication cover Towler, E., M. Roberts, B. Rajagopalan, and R. S. Sojda (2013), Incorporating probabilistic seasonal climate forecasts into river management using a risk-based framework. Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20378.
publication cover Hossack, B. R., Adams, M. J., Pearl, C. A., Wilson, K. W., Bull, E. L., Lohr, K., Patla, D., Pilliod, D. S., Jones, J. M., Wheeler, K. K., Mckay, S. P. And Corn, P. S. (2013), Roles of Patch Characteristics, Drought Frequency, and Restoration in Long-Term Trends of a Widespread Amphibian. Conservation Biology, 27: 1410–1420.
publication cover Beever, E.A., S.Z. Dobrowski, J. Long, A.R. Mynsberge, and N.B. Piekielek. 2013. Understanding relationships among abundance, extirpation, and climate at ecoregional scales. Ecology 94(7): 1563-1571.
publication cover Hossack, B. R., Lowe, W. H., Webb, M. A. H., Talbott, M. J., Kappenman, K. M. and Corn, P. S. (2013), Population-level thermal performance of a cold-water ectotherm is linked to ontogeny and local environmental heterogeneity. Freshwater Biology. doi: 10.1111/fwb.12202
publication cover Gogan, P. J. P., Russell, R. E., Olexa, E. M. and Podruzny, K. M. (2013), Pregnancy rates in central Yellowstone bison. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 77: 1271–1279. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.558
publication cover Soileau, Suzanna, and Miller, Kirk. 2013. U.S. Geological Survey water-resource monitoring activities in support of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative: WLCI Fact Sheet 4, 2 p.
publication cover Cross, P.C., E.J. Maichak, A. Brennan, B.M. Scurlock, J. Henningsen & G. Luikart. 2013. An ecological perspective on Brucella abortus in the western United States. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz. 32(1), 79-87.
publication cover Brennan, A., Cross, P. C., Ausband, D. E., Barbknecht, A. and Creel, S. 2013. Testing automated howling devices in a wintertime wolf survey. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37: 389–393. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.269
publication cover Ray, A.M., K.M. Irvine, A.S. Hamilton. 2013. Vegetation of natural and artificial shorelines in Upper Klamath Basin's fringe wetlands. Bulletin for the Society of Wetland Scientist pp 10-21.
publication cover Megan D. Higgs, William A. Link, Gary C. White, Mark A. Haroldson, and Daniel D. Bjornlie. 2013. Insights Into the Latent Multinomial Model Through Mark-Resight Data on Female Grizzly Bears With Cubs-of-the-Year. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. doi: 10.1007/s13253-013-0148-8
publication cover Gogan, P. J. P., Russell, R. E., Olexa, E. M. and Podruzny, K. M. 2013. Pregnancy rates in central Yellowstone bison. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.558
publication cover Haroldson, M. and K. Gunther. 2013. Roadside bear viewing opportunities in Yellowstone National Park: characteristics, trends, and influence of whitebark pine. Ursus. 24(1):27-41. 36.1
publication cover Adams M.J., Miller D.A.W., Muths E., Corn P.S., Grant E.H.C., et al. 2013. Trends in Amphibian Occupancy in the United States.. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64347. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064347
publication cover Preston, T.M., R.S. Sojda, and R.A. Gleason. 2013. Sediment accretion rates and sediment composition in Prairie Pothole wetlands under varying land use practices, Montana, United States. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(3):199-211. doi:10.2489/jswc.68.3.199
publication cover Ault, T., J. Cole, J. Overpeck, G. Pederson, S. St. George, B. Otto-Bliesner, C. Woodhouse, and C. Deser. 2013. The continuum of hydroclimate variability in western North America during the last millennium. J. Climate. doi:10.1175/JCLID-11-00732.1
publication cover Laufenberg, J. S., Van Manen, F. T. and Clark, J. D. 2013. Effects of sampling conditions on DNA-based estimates of American black bear abundance. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.534
publication cover Hossack, B.R. and R.L. Newell. 2013. New distribution record for the rare limpet Acroloxus coloradensis (Henderson, 1930) (Gastropoda: Acroloxidae) from Montana. The Nautilus. 127(1):40–41
publication cover Al-Chokhachy, Robert, Seth J. Wenger, Daniel J. Isaak, Jeffrey L. Kershner. 2013. Characterizing the Thermal Suitability of Instream Habitat for Salmonids: A Cautionary Example from the Rocky Mountains. Trans. of the American Fisheries Society. 142(3): 793-801. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2013.778900
publication cover Joseph, M. B., Mihaljevic, J. R., Arellano, A. L., Kueneman, J. G., Preston, D. L., Cross, P. C., Johnson, P. T. J. 2013. Taming wildlife disease: bridging the gap between science and management. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12084
publication cover Sharp, J. L., Sojda, R. S., Greenwood, M., Rosenberry, D. O. and Warren, J. M. 2013. Statistical classification of vegetation and water depths in montane wetlands. Ecohydrol., 6: 173–181. doi: 10.1002/eco.1252
publication cover Treanor, Hilary B, J. Joseph Giersch, Kevin M. Kappenman, Clint C. Muhlfeld, and Molly A. H. Webb. 2013. Thermal tolerance of meltwater stonefly Lednia tumana nymphs from an alpine stream in Waterton–Glacier International Peace Park, Montana, USA. Freshwater Science, 2013, 32(2):597–605.
publication cover Brennan, Angela, Paul C. Cross, Megan Higgs, Jon P. Beckmann, Robert W. Klaver, Brandon M. Scurlock, and Scott Creel. 2013. Inferential consequences of modeling rather than measuring snow accumulation in studies of animal ecology. Ecological Applications 23:643–653.
publication cover Powell, John H., Steven T. Kalinowski, Megan D. Higgs, Michael R. Ebinger, Ninh V. Vu & Paul C. Cross. 2013. Microsatellites indicate minimal barriers to mule deer Odocoileus hemionus dispersal across Montana, USA. Wildl. Biol. 19: 102-110.
publication cover Schwartz, Charles C., Mark A. Haroldson, Kerry A. Gunther, and Charles T. Robbins. Omnivory and the Terrestrial Food Web — Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Diets. Pages 109 – 126 in White, P.J., Robert A. Garrot, and Glenn E. Plumb. 2013. Yellowstone’s Wildlife in Transition. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA. 347 pp.
publication cover Rieman, B.E., R.E. Gresswell, and J. Rinne. Fire and fish: a synthesis of observation and experience. Pages 159-175 in Luce, C., P. Morgan, K. Dwire, D. Isaak, Z. Holden, and B. Rieman. 2012. Climate change, forests, fire, water, and fish: Building resilient landscapes, streams, and managers. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-290. USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO.
publication cover Neville, H.M., R.E Gresswell, and J.B. Dunham. Genetic variation reveals influence of landscape connectivity on population dynamics and resiliency of western trout in disturbance-prone habitats. Pages 177-186 Luce, C., P. Morgan, K. Dwire, D. Isaak, Z. Holden, and B. Rieman. 2012. Climate change, forests, fire, water, and fish: Building resilient landscapes, streams, and managers. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-290. USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO.
publication cover Al-Chokhachy, Robert, Andrew M. Ray, Brett B. Roper, and Eric Archer. 2013. Exotic Plant Colonization and Occupancy Within Riparian Areas of the Interior Columbia River and Upper Missouri River Basins, USA. Wetlands. doi: 10.1007/s13157-013-0399-8
publication cover Hossack, Blake R., Winsor H. Lowe, R. Ken Honeycutt, Sean A. Parks, and Paul Stephen Corn. 2013. Interactive effects of wildfire, forest management, and isolation on amphibian and parasite abundance. Ecological Applications 23:479–492. doi: 10.1890/12-0316.1
publication cover Beever, E.A. 2013. Equus caballus [ISC]. Invasive Species Compendium, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International, Oxfordshire, UK.
publication cover Beever, Erik A., Solomon Z. Dobrowski, John Long, Alison R. Mynsberge, and Nathan B. Piekielek. 2013. Understanding relationships among abundance, extirpation, and climate at ecoregional scales. Ecology. doi:10.1890/12-2174.1
publication cover Walls, Susan C., William J. Barichivich, Mary E. Brown, David E. Scott, and Blake R. Hossack. 2013. Influence of Drought on Salamander Occupancy of Isolated Wetlands on the Southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States. Wetlands. doi:10.1007/s13157-013-0391-3
publication cover Hohenlohe, P. A., Day, M. D., Amish, S. J., Miller, M. R., Kamps-Hughes, N., Boyer, M. C., Muhlfeld, C. C., Allendorf, F. W., Johnson, E. A. and Luikart, G. 2013. Genomic patterns of introgression in rainbow and westslope cutthroat trout illuminated by overlapping paired-end RAD sequencing. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12239
publication cover Stetz J., Hunt K., Kendall K.C., Wasser S.K. 2013. Effects of Exposure, Diet, and Thermoregulation on Fecal Glucocorticoid Measures in Wild Bears. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55967. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055967
publication cover Cross, Paul C., Damien Caillaud, Dennis M. Heisey. 2013. Underestimating the effects of spatial heterogeneity due to individual movement and spatial scale: infectious disease as an example. Landscape Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s10980
publication cover Cassirer, E. F., Plowright, R. K., Manlove, K. R., Cross, P. C., Dobson, A. P., Potter, K. A., Hudson, P. J. 2013. Spatio-temporal dynamics of pneumonia in bighorn sheep. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12031
publication cover D'Angelo, Vincent S. and Clint C. Muhlfeld. 2013. Factors Influencing the Distribution of Native Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Streams of Western Glacier National Park, Montana. Northwest Science. doi:10.3955/046.087.0101
publication cover Sepulveda, A. J., Rutz, D. S., Ivey, S. S., Dunker, K. J. and Gross, J. A. 2013. Introduced northern pike predation on salmonids in southcentral Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12024
publication cover van Manen FT, Haroldson MA, West K, editors. 2012. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2011. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.
publication cover Ray, C., E. Beever, and S. Loarie. 2013. Retreat of the American pika: up the mountain or into the void? Pages 245-270 in : Brodie, J.F., E. Post, and D.F. Doak, editors, Wildlife conservation in a changing climate. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
publication cover Ratnayeke, S.,and F. T. van Manen. 2012. Assessing sloth bears as surrogates for carnivore conservation in Sri Lanka. Ursus 23(2):206–217.
publication cover Jones, L.A., C.C. Muhlfeld, L.A. Marshall, B.L. McGlynn, and J.L. Kershner. 2013. Estimating Thermal Regimes of Bull Trout and Assessing the Potential Effects of Climate Warming On Critical Habitats. River Res. Applic. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2638
publication cover Muths, E., Adams, M.J., Grant, E.H.C., Miller, D., Corn, P.S., and Ball, L.C. 2012. The state of amphibians in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3092, 4 p.
publication cover Hossack, B.R., W.H. Lowe, J.L. Ware, P.S. Corn. 2013. Disease in a dynamic landscape: Host behavior and wildfire reduce amphibian chytrid infection. Biological Conservation. 157: 293–299.
publication cover Isaak, D., C. Muhlfeld, A. Todd, R. Al-Chokhachy, J. Roberts, J. Kershner, K. Fausch, S. Hostetler. 2012. The Past as a Prelude to the Future for Understanding 21st Century Climate Effects on Rocky Mountain Trout. Fisheries. Vol 37, N12, Dec, 542-556.
publication cover Graves T.A., Royle J.A., Kendall K.C., Beier P., Stetz J.B., and A. Macleod. 2012. Balancing Precision and Risk: Should Multiple Detection Methods Be Analyzed Separately in N-Mixture Models? PLoS ONE 7(12): e49410. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049410
publication cover Cross , P.C., D. Caillaud, and D.M. Heisey. 2012. Underestimating the effects of spatial heterogeneity due to individual movement and spatial scale: infectious disease as an example. 10.1007/s10980-012-9830-4
publication cover Gogan, P.J.P, N.B. Gates, B.C. Lubow, and S. Pettit. 2012. Aerial survey estimates of fallow deer abundance. California Fish and Game. 98(3):135-147.
publication cover Saros, Jasmine E., Jeffery R. Stone, Gregory T. Pederson, Krista E. H. Slemmons, Trisha Spanbauer, Anna Schliep, Douglas Cahl, Craig E. Williamson, and Daniel R. Engstrom. 2012. Climate-induced changes in lake ecosystem structure inferred from coupled neo- and paleoecological approaches. Ecology 93:2155–2164.
publication cover Towler, Erin, Victoria A. Saab, Richard S. Sojda, Katherine Dickinson, Cindy L. Bruyère and Karen R. Newlon. 2012. A Risk-Based Approach to Evaluating Wildlife Demographics for Management in a Changing Climate: A Case Study of the Lewis’s Woodpecker. Environmental Management. 50(6):1152-1163
publication cover Schwartz C.C., Gude P.H., Landenburger L., Haroldson M.A., Podruzny S. 2012. Impacts of rural development on Yellowstone wildlife: linking grizzly bear Ursus arctos demographics with projected residential growth. Wildlife Biology 18(3):246-263.
publication cover Alexiades, A.V., M.M. Peacock & R. Al-Chokhachy. 2012. Movement Patterns, Habitat Use, and Survival of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout in the Truckee River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 32(5) 974-983. doi:10.1080/02755947.2012.711272
publication cover The August 2012 issue of Herpetological Conservation and Biology features A History of Herpetologists and Herpetology in the U.S. Department of the Interior, describing the work of Steve Corn and Blake Hossack, as well as USGS partners at FORT and many others throughout the USGS.
publication cover Murrow, J. L., C. A. Thatcher, F. T. van Manen, and J. D. Clark. 2012. A data-based conservation planning tool for Florida panthers. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10666-012-9336-0
publication cover Hossack, B.R., W. H. Lowe and P.S. Corn. 2012. Rapid Increases and Time-Lagged Declines in Amphibian Occupancy after Wildfire. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01921.x
publication cover Almberg, E.S., P.C. Cross, A.P. Dobson, D.W. Smith and P.J. Hudson. 2012. Parasite invasion following host reintroduction: a case of Yellowstone’s wolves. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 367, 2840-2851. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0369.
publication cover Drewry, J.M., F.T. van Manen, and D.M. Ruth. 2012. Density and genetic structure of black bears in coastal South Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Management. Available online first. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.443.
publication cover Halbert, Natalie D., Peter J. P. Gogan, Philip W. Hedrick, Jacquelyn M. Wahl and James N. Derr. 2011. Yellowstone Bison Genetics: Let Us Move Forward. Journal of Heredity. 103(4). doi: 10.1093/jhered/ess051
publication cover Ryan, S.J., P.C. Cross, J. Winnie, C.T. Hay, J.A. Bowers and W.M. Getz. Online. Characterizing the relationship between NDVI and forage for African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.407
publication cover Gresswell, R.E., P. Budy, C. S. Guy, M. J. Hansen, M. L. Jones, P. J. Martinez, C. Suski, J. E. Williams. 2012. Confronting a lake trout invasion of Yellowstone Lake: An interim scientific assessment, June 14–16, 2011. A Report to the Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, Montana. YCR-2012-04
publication cover Cross, Paul C., Tyler G. Creech, Michael R. Ebinger, Dennis M. Heisey, Kathryn M. Irvine, and Scott Creel. 2012. Wildlife contact analysis: emerging methods, questions, and challenges. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 66:1437-1447. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1376-6
publication cover Proctor, M. F., Paetkau, D., Mclellan, B. N., Stenhouse, G. B., Kendall, K. C., Mace, R. D., Kasworm, W. F., Servheen, C., Lausen, C. L., Gibeau, M. L., Wakkinen, W. L., Haroldson, M. A., Mowat, G., Apps, C. D., Ciarniello, L. M., Barclay, R. M. R., Boyce, M. S., Schwartz, C. C. and Strobeck, C. 2012. Population fragmentation and inter-ecosystem movements of grizzly bears in western Canada and the northern United States. Wildlife Monographs, 180: 1–46. doi: 10.1002/wmon.6
publication cover Amish, S. J., Hohenlohe, P. A., Painter, S., Leary, R. F., Muhlfeld, C., Allendorf, F. W. And Luikart, G. 2012. RAD sequencing yields a high success rate for westslope cutthroat and rainbow trout species-diagnostic SNP assays. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12: 653–660. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03157.x
publication cover Creech, T. G., Cross, P. C., Scurlock, B. M., Maichak, E. J., Rogerson, J. D., Henningsen, J. C. and Creel, S. (2012), Effects of low-density feeding on elk–fetus contact rates on Wyoming feedgrounds. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 76: 877–886. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.331
publication cover Ryan, S.J., P.C. Cross, J. Winnie, C.T. Hay, J.A. Bowers & W.M. Getz. Online. The Utility of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for Predicting African Buffalo Forage Quality. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.407
publication cover Williams, B.K., Wingard, G.L., Brewer, Gary, Cloern, James, Gelfenbaum, Guy, Jacobson, R.B., Kershner, J.L., McGuire, A.D., Nichols, J.D., Shapiro, C.D., van Riper III, Charles, and White, R.P. 2012. The U.S. Geological Survey Ecosystem Science Strategy, 2012–2022—Advancing discovery and application through collaboration: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1092, 29 p.
publication cover Pierce, K. 2012. Landforms, Yellowstone volcano, Yellowstone glaciation, and Yellowstone Lake. In Marcus, A.W., Meachan, J.E., Rodman, A.W., Steingisser, A.Y., Allan, S., and West, R. (Eds.), The Atlas of Yellowstone (271 pp). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
publication cover Malanson, G.P., L.E. Bengtson, and D.B. Fagre. 2012. Geomorphic Determinants of Species Composition of Alpine Tundra, Glacier National Park, U.S.A. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 44(2) 197-209 doi: 10.1657/1938-4246-44.2.197
publication cover Bright, P.R., Buxton, H.T., Balistrieri, L.S., Barber, L.B., Chapelle, F.H., Cross, P.C., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Plumlee, G.S., Sleeman, J.M., Tillitt, D.E., Toccalino, P.L., and Winton, J.R. 2012. USGS Environmental health science strategy—Providing environmental health science for a changing world—Public review release U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1069, 37 p.
publication cover Plowright, R.K., P.C. Cross, G.M. Tabor, E. Almberg, L. Bienen, P. Hudson. 2012. Climate-change adaptation and disease dynamics. In A. Aguirre, R. Ostfeld, and P. Daszak (Eds.), New Directions in Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health (pp. 111-121). Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.
publication cover Sepulveda, A. J., Lowe, W. H. and Marra, P. P. 2012. Using stable isotopes to test for trophic niche partitioning: a case study with stream salamanders and fish. Freshwater Biology.
publication cover Whitlock, C., Dean, W.E., Fritz, S.C., Stevens, L.R., Stone, J.R., Power, M.J., Rosenbaum, J.R., Pierce, K.L., Bracht-Flyr, B.B.. 2012. Holocene seasonal variability inferred from multiple proxy records from Crevice Lake, Yellowstone National Park, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 331-332: 90-103.
publication cover Udevitz, Mark S. and Peter J. P. Gogan. 2012. Estimating survival rates with time series of standing age-structure data. Ecology. 93(4) 726–732.
publication cover Sepulveda, A. J. and L. B. Marczak. 2012. Active dispersal of an aquatic invader determined by resource and flow conditions. Biological Invasions. 14(6) 1201-1209.
publication cover Ray, Andrew M., Andy Hamilton, Chelsea Aquino and James C. Litts. 2012. Using Vegetative Nutrient Stocks to Compare Restored and Reference Wetlands in the Upper Klamath Basin, Oregon. Wetlands.
publication cover Chong, G.W., and Allen, L.A. 2012. What are plants doing and when? Using plant phenology to facilitate sustainable natural resources management: WLCI Fact Sheet 3, 2 p.
publication cover Muhlfeld, Clint C., Simon R. Thorrold, Thomas E. McMahon, Brian Marotz. 2012. Estimating westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) movements in a river network using strontium isoscapes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69(5): 906-915, 10.1139/f2012-033.
publication cover Halbert, Natalie D., Peter J. P. Gogan, Philip W. Hedrick, Jacquelyn M. Wahl, And James N. Derr.2012. Genetic Population Substructure in Bison at Yellowstone National Park. Journal of Heredity 2012:103(3):360–370.
publication cover Forristal, Victoria E., Scott Creel, Mark L. Taper, Brandon M. Scurlock, Paul C. Cross. 2012. Effects of Supplemental Feeding and Aggregation on Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolite Concentrations in Elk. The Journal of Wildlife Management 76(4):694–702; 2012; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.312
publication cover Sepulveda, Adam, Andrew Ray, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Clint Muhlfeld, Robert Gresswell, Jackson Gross and Jeff Kershner. 2012. Aquatic Invasive Species: Lessons from Cancer Research. American Scientist. 100 (234-242).
publication cover Mumma, S. A., Whitlock, Cathy, Pierce, Kenneth. 2012. A 28,000 year history of vegetation and climate from Lower Red Rock Lake, Centennial Valley, southwestern Montana, USAM: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 326-328, p. 30-41.
publication cover Corn, P.S., Muths, E., Pilliod, D.S., 2012, Long-term observations of boreal toads at an ARMI apex site In Andersen, C., ed., Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future- Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species. Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone National Park, WY, and Laramie, WY, Yellowstone Center for Resources and University of Wyoming William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, p. 101-104.
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Sharp, J. L., Sojda, R. S., Greenwood, M., Rosenberry, D. O. and Warren, J. M. 2012. Statistical classification of vegetation and water depths in montane wetlands. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1252

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Peitzsch, E.H., J. Hendrikx, D.B. Fagre, B. Reardon. 2012. Examining spring wet slab and glide avalanche occurrence along the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Cold Reg. Sci. Technol. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2012.01.012

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Rodhouse, T.J, P.C. Ormsbee, K. Irvine, L.A. Vierling, J.M. Szewczak, and K.T. Vierling. In press. Assessing the status and trend of bat populations across broad geographic regions with dynamic distribution models. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1890/11-1662.1

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Olexa, E. and S. Soileau. 2012. Development and Evaluation of Synthetic High Resolution Satellite Imagery for Effectiveness Monitoring. NOROCK Information Sheet.

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Bellmore J. Ryan, Colden V. Baxter, Andrew M. Ray, Lytle Denny, Kurt Tardy and Evelyn Galloway. 2012. Assessing the Potential for Salmon Recovery via Floodplain Restoration: A Multitrophic Level Comparison of Dredge-Mined to Reference Segments. Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9813-x

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Gould William R., Debra A. Patla, Rob Daley, Paul Stephen Corn, Blake R. Hossack, Robert Bennetts and Charles R. Peterson. 2012. Estimating Occupancy in Large Landscapes: Evaluation of Amphibian Monitoring in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Wetlands. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-012-0273-0

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Allen, L.A., and Kauffman, M.J., WLCI researchers employ new approaches to help managers conserve deer migrations: WLCI Fact Sheet 2, 4 p.

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Calkins, M. T., Beever, E. A., Boykin, K. G., Frey, J. K. and Andersen, M. C. 2012. Not-so-splendid isolation: modeling climate-mediated range collapse of a montane mammal Ochotona princeps across numerous ecoregions. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07227.x

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Davison, J. E., L. J. Graumlich, E. L. Rowland, G. T. Pederson, and D. D. Breshears. 2012. Leveraging modern climatology to increase adaptive capacity across protected area networks. Global Environmental Change, 22, 268-274.

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Torgersen, C.E., C.V. Baxter, J.L. Ebersole, and R.E. Gresswell. 2012. Incorporating spatial context into the analysis of salmonid–habitat relationships. Pages 216-224 in M. Church, P.M. Biron, and A. Roy, editors. Gravel-bed rivers: Processes, tools, environments. John Wiley & Sons Limited, Chichester, UK.

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Muhlfeld, C. M., et al. 2012. A Fine-scale Assessment of Using Barriers to Conserve Native Stream Salmonids: A Case Study in Akokala Creek, Glacier National Park, USA. The Open Fish Science Journal (5) 9-20.

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Gresswell, B. 2011. Keynote: Developing priorities for managing invasive species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Pages 32–37. In C. Andersen, editor. Questioning Greater Yellowstone’s Future: Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species. Proceedings of the 10th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yellowstone Center for Resources and University of Wyoming William D. Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Hossack, B. R., R. L. R. L. Newell, and D. E. D. E. Ruiter. 2011. New collection records and range extension for the caddisfly Arctopora salmon (Smith, 1969) (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Pan Pacific Entomologist 87:206-208.

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Ebinger, MR, PC Cross, R Wallen, PJ White & J Treanor. 2011. Modeling Brucellosis Management in Bison: A Heuristic Model of Management Actions on Disease Dynamics. Ecological Applications 21:2944-2959.

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Proctor, M.F., et al. 2012. Population Fragmentation and Inter-Ecosystem Movements of Grizzly Bears in Western Canada and the Northern United States. Wildlife Monographs. 180:1-46. doi: 10.1002/wmon.6.

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Rodhouse, T. J., Irvine, K. M., Vierling, K. T., Vierling, L. A. 2011. Estimating Temporal Trend in the Presence of Spatial Complexity: A Bayesian Hierarchical Model for a Wetland Plant Population Undergoing Restoration. PLoSOne. 6(12): e28635. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028635.

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Sepulveda, A.J. and L.B. Marczak. 2011. Active dispersal of an aquatic invader determined by resource and flow conditions. Biological invasions. Online First: 2 December 2011. doi: 10.1007/s10530-011-0149-x

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Mace, R. D., et al. 2011. Grizzly bear population vital rates and trend in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, Montana. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 76(1): 119-128. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.250.

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Miller, D. S., et al. 2011. Shared bacterial and viral respiratory agents in Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries), and goats (Capra hircus) in Montana. Veterinary Medicine International. 2011: 1-12.

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Serrano, E., P.C. Cross, M. Beneria, A. Ficapal, J. Curia, S. Marco, X. Lavín & I. Marco. 2011. Decreasing prevalence of brucellosis in red deer through efforts to control disease in livestock. Epidemiology and Infection (2011), 139, 1626-1630. DOI:10.1017/S0950268811000951.

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Drinan, D. P., Kalinowski, S. T., Vu, N. V., Shepard, B. B., Muhlfeld, C. C., and Campbell, M. R. 2011. Genetic variation in westslope cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi: implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics 12:1513-1523. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-011-0249-2

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Smith, S. B., Odion, D. C., Starr, D. A. and Irvine, K. I. 2011. Monitoring direct and indirect climate effects on whitebark pine ecosystems at Crater Lake National Park. ParkScience 28(2):92–94.

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Schweiger, E. W., Ashton, I. W., Muhlfeld, C. C., Jones, L. A. and Bahls, L. L. 2011. The distribution and abundance of a nuisance native alga, Didymosphenia geminata, in streams of Glacier National Park: Climate drivers and management implications. ParkScience 28(2):88–91.

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Gresswell, R. E. 2011. Biology, Status, and Management of the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 31:5, 782-812.

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Muhlfeld, C., Giersch, J., Marotz, B. 2011.Seasonal movements of non-native lake trout in a connected lake and river system. Fisheries Management and Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2011.00821.x.

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Romme, W. H., Boyce, M. S., Gresswell R. E., et al. 2011. Twenty Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: Lessons About Disturbance and Ecosystems. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9470-6

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Irvine, K.I, E.C. Dinger, and D. Sarr. 2011. A power analysis for multivariate tests of temporal trend in species composition. Ecology 92(10): 1879-1886

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Muhlfeld, Clint C., Leslie Jones, Daniel Kotter, William J. Miller, Doran Geise, Joel Tohtz, and Brian Marotz. 2011. Assessing the impacts of river regulation on native bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) and westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) habitats in the upper Flathead River, Montana, USA. River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.1494

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Beever, E.A. and J.L. Wilkening. 2011. Playing by new rules: altered climates are affecting some pikas dramatically – and rapidly. The Wildlife Professional. 5(3): 38-41.

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Schwartz CCM, Haroldson MA, West K, editors. 2011. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2010. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.

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Lutz, James A., Carl H. Key, Crystal A. Kolden, Jonathan T. Kane, and Jan W. van Wagtendonk. 2011. Fire frequency, area burned, and severity: A quantitative approach to defining a normal fire year. Fire Ecology. 7(2) 51-65. DOI:10.4996/fireecology.0702051.

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Irvine, K. and A. Gitelman. 2011. Graphical Spatial Models: a new view on spatial pattern. Environmental and Ecological Statistics. 18(3) 447-469. DOI: 10.1007/s10651-010-0146-8

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Ault, Toby R., Alison K. Macalady, Gregory T. Pederson, Julio L. Betancourt, Mark D. Schwartz, 2011: Northern Hemisphere Modes of Variability and the Timing of Spring in Western North America. J. Climate, 24, 4003–4014. doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4069.1

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Erin L. Landguth, C. C. Muhlfeld and G. Luikart. 2011. CDFISH: an individual-based, spatiallyexplicit, landscape genetics simulator for aquatic species in complex riverscapes. Conservation Genetics Resources. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-011-9492-6 .

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Hossack, B.R., Pilliod, D.S., 2011, Amphibian responses to wildfire in the western United States- Emerging patterns from short-term studies. Fire Ecology, v. 7, no. 2, p. 129-144.

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Ruth, T. K., Haroldson, M. A., Murphy, K. M., Buotte, P. C., Hornocker, M. G. and Quigley, H. B. (2011), Cougar survival and source-sink structure on Greater Yellowstone's Northern Range. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 75: 1381–1398. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.190

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Sepulveda, Adam J. and Winsor H. Lowe. 2011. Coexistence in streams: do source–sink dynamics allow salamanders to persist with fish predators? Oecologia. 166:1043–1054. DOI 10.1007/s00442-011-1935-y

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Almberg, ES, DL Mech, PC Cross, DW Smith, JW Sheldon & RL Crabtree. 2011. Infectious disease in Yellowstone National Park’s canid community. Yellowstone Science. 19(2):16-24

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Pierce, K.L., Muhs, D.R., Fosberg, M.A., Mahan, S.A., Rosenbaum, J.G., Licciardi, J.M., and Pavich, M.J., 2011, A loess-paleosol record of climate and glacial history over the past two glacial-interglacial cycles (~150 ka), southern Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Quaternary Research 26, 119-141.

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Hatala, Jaclyn A., Michael C. Dietze, Robert L. Crabtree, Katherine Kendall, Diana Six, and Paul R. Moorcroft. 2011. An ecosystem-scale model for the spread of a host-specific forest pathogen in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecological Applications 21:1138–1153. [doi:10.1890/09-2118.1]

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Malanson, G.P., J.P. Rose, J. Schroeder, and D.B. Fagre. 2011. Contexts for change in alpine tundra.. Physical Geography. 32(2): 97–113.

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Williams, Jack E. , Williams, Richard N. , Thurow, Russell F. , Elwell, Leah , Philipp, David P. , Harris, Fred A. , Kershner, Jeffrey L. , Martinez, Patrick J. , Miller, Dirk , Reeves, Gordon H. , Frissell, Christopher A. and Sedell, James R. 2011. Native Fish Conservation Areas: A Vision for Large-Scale Conservation of Native Fish Communities. Fisheries. 36: 6, 267 — 277

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Beever, E.A., and A. Woodward. 2011. Design of ecoregional monitoring in protected areas of high-latitude ecosystems under contemporary climate change. Biological Conservation. 144(5):1258-1269.

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Beever, E.A., and A. Woodward. 2011. Ecoregional-scale monitoring within conservation areas, in a rapidly changing climate. Biological Conservation. 144(5):1255-1257.

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Beever, E.A., C. Ray, J.L. Wilkening, P.F. Brussard and P.W. Mote. 2011. Contemporary climate change alters the pace and drivers of extinction. Global Change Biology. 17(6):2054–2070. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02389.x.

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Malanson, G.P., L.M. Resler, M.Y. Bader, F.K. Holtmeier, D.R. Butler, D.J. Weiss, L.D. Daniels, and D.B. Fagre. 2011. . Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 43(2):167-177. 2011. doi: 10.1657/1938-4246-43.2.167.

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Greenwood, M.C., R.S. Sojda, J.L. Sharp, R.G. Peck, and D.O. Rosenberry. 2011. Journal of Data Science 9:399-426.


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USGS scientists Todd Preston, Tara Chesley-Preston, and co-authors have recently published the Fact Sheet Examination of Brine Contamination Risk to Aquatic Resources from Petroleum Development in the Williston Basin. USGS Fact Sheet 2011-3047, 4 p.


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USGS scientist Chuck Schwartz, Mark Haroldson, and co-authors have recently published the study that Study design and sampling intensity for demographic analyses of bear populations. Ursus 22(1):24-36.


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USGS scientist Kathi Irvine co-authors a recently published study entitled A practical sampling design for acoustic surveys of bats. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.151


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USGS scientist Robert Al-Chokhachy and co-authors recently publish the study Quantifying the Extent of and Factors Associated with the Temporal Variability of Physical Stream Habitat in Headwater Streams in the Interior Columbia River Basin. Tran. American Fisheries Society, 140: 2, 399 -14


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USGS scientists Greg Pederson, Dan Fagre and co-authors recently publish the study Climatic Controls on the Snowmelt Hydrology of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Climate. 24, 1666–1687. DOI: 10.1175/2010JCLI3729.1


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USGS scientists Erik Beever and Andrea Woodward (FRESC) recently publish the study Conceptual Ecological Models to Support Detection of Ecological Change on Alaska National Wildlife Refuges. USGS Open-File Report 2011–1085, 136 p.


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USGS scientists Erik Beever and Andrea Woodward (FRESC) recently publish the study Framework for Ecological Monitoring on Lands of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and Their Partners. USGS Open-File Report 2010-1300. 94 p.


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USGS scientists Clint Muhlfeld, Joe Giersch, Dan Fagre, Greg Pederson, and co-authors recently publish the study Climate change links fate of glaciers and an endemic alpine invertebrate. Climatic Change Letters. DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0057-1.


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USGS scientists Robert Gresswell and Bruce Vondracek co-author the chapter "Fisheries Management in Coldwater Streams" in the recently released third edition of the book Inland Fisheries Management in North America.


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USGS scientists Blake Hossack, Steve Corn and co-authors recently published a study investigating the effect of non-native salmonids on the occupancy of two native amphibians across. Nonnative salmonids affect amphibian occupancy at multiple spatial scales. Diversity and Distributions 16:959-974.


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USGS scientists Blake Hossack, Steve Corn and co-authors recently published a study examining the effect of amphibian chytrid fungus on survival probability and population growth rate in wild boreal toads. Effects of amphibian chytrid fungus on individual survival probability in wild boreal toads. Conservation Biology 24: 1259-1267.


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USGS scientist Dan Fagre and the CCME program contributed to a book that explores the scope of repeat photography, focusing particularly on the intertwined influences of climatic variation and land-use practices in sculpting landscapes. Repeat Photography: Methods and Applications in the Natural Sciences.


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USGS scientist Chuck Schwartz and co-authors have recently published a study that examines communication strategies within the realm of human-bear management programs. A proposed lexicon of terms and concepts for human–bear management in North America. Ursus 21(2):154-168.


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NOROCK scientists Chuck Schwartz, Shannon Podruzny and co-authors examine how black bears and grizzly bears alter their activity patterns in response to other bears and humans. Contrasting Activity Patterns of Sympatric and Allopatric Black and Grizzly Bears. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(8):1628-1638.


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USGS Northern Divide Grizzly Bear Project, led by scientist Kate Kendall, recently published the fact sheet Noninvasive Methods for Monitoring Bear Population Trends, USGS Fact Sheet 2010–3054.


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USGS scientists Jeff Kershner, Bob Gresswell, Clint Muhlfeld, Andrew Todd, Steve Hostetler and co-authors have recently published a study that examined the influence of changing climate on the persistence of native trout and grayling within 11 western States. The study is entitled The Potential Influence of Changing Climate on the Persistence of Salmonids of the Inland West , USGS Open File Report 2010–1236.


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NOROCK scientist Paul Cross and co-authors used canine distember virus (CDV) in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem’s (GYE) wolves (Canis lupus) and coyotes (Canis latrans) as a case study for exploring how metapopulation structure, host demographics, and multi-host transmission affect the critical community size and spatial scale required for CDV persistence. These data have been published in the most recent edition of Ecological Applications.


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NOROCK scientist Bob Gresswell, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center scientist Christian Torgersen and co-authors summarize data collection and tools that have been applied in western Oregon to understand how landscape features and processes may influence salmon in freshwater. These data have been published in a new book about the sustainability of salmon fisheries in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) region of western Alaska. The book includes presentations from the February 2007 American Fisheries Society Salmon Symposium in Bethesda, MD.


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NOROCK Center Director Jeff Kershner co-authors the article An Evaluation of Management Objectives Used to Assess Stream Habitat Conditions on Federal Lands within the Interior Columbia Basin in the June issue of Fisheries.


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Three NOROCK scientists co-author chapters in the new book Knowing Yellowstone: Science in America’s first National Park, edited by J. Johnson and published by Taylor Trade Publishing, Lanham, Maryland. Scientists Chuck Schwartz and Mark Haroldson co-author the chapter Understanding Grizzlies: Science of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (pages 51-63) and scientist Paul Cross coauthors the chapter Brucellosis in Cattle, Bison, and Elk: Management Conflicts in a Society with Diverse Values (pages 81-93).


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NOROCK scientists Mark Haroldson, Chuck Schwartz, and Kate Kendall co-author the article Genetic analysis of individual origins supports isolation of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem published in the May 2010 issue of Ursus.


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NOROCK scientist Paul Cross co-authors two new articles. The article From moonlight to movement and synchronized randomness: Fourier and wavelet analyses of animal location time series datais in the May 2010 issue of Ecology. The article Linking process to pattern: estimating spatiotemporal dynamics of a wildlife epidemic from cross-sectional data is in the May 2010 issue of Ecological Monographs


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Two new studies have been released in the May 2010 issue of The Journal of Wildlife Management- 74(4). NOROCK research scientists Chuck Schwartz and Mark Haroldson co-author the article Hazards Affecting Grizzly Bear Survival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and research scientist Kate Kendall and University of Montana student Jeff Stetz co-author the article Evaluation of Bear Rub Surveys to Monitor Grizzly Bear Population Trends.


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NOROCK scientist Paul Cross co-authors the article Mapping Brucellosis Increases Relative to Elk Density Using Hierarchical Bayesian Models in the April/May 2010 issue of PLoS ONE 5(4): e10322. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010322


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NOROCK scientist Paul Cross co-authors the article Probable causes of increasing elk brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in the January 2010 issue of Ecological Applications.

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NOROCK scientist Clint Muhlfeld co-authors the article Founding population size of an aquatic invasive species. in the February 2010 issue of Conservation Genetics.

DOI 10.1007/s10592-009-0041-8.


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NOROCK scientists Greg Pederson, Dan Fagre, and Lindsey Bengtson co-author the article Potential Economic Benefits of Adapting Agricultural Production Systems to Future Climate Change in the February 2010 issue of Environmental Management.


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NOROCK scientists Greg Pederson, Dan Fagre, and Clint Muhlfeld co-author the article A century of climate and ecosystem change in Western Montana: what do temperature trends portend? in the January 2010 issue of Climatic Change.


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NOROCK scientist Blake Hossack co-authors the article Branchiopods (Anostraca, Notostraca) from Protected Areas of Western Montana in the January 2010 edition or Northwest Science.


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USGS scientists Ken Pierce and Lisa Morgan authored a Special Volume of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research entitled The Track of the Yellowstone Hot Spot: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on the Origin of the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain Volcanic Province.

Volume 188, Issues 1-3, Pages 1-304 (20 November 2009)


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NOROCK scientist Pete Gogan co-authors the Survey of Ungulate Abundance on Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California, March 2009.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1243.

Griffin, P.C., Schoenecker, K.A., Gogan, P.J.P., and Lubow, B.C., 2009, Survey of ungulate abundance on Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California, March 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1243, 23 p.


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Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T., Baer, L.A., Bristol, S., Carr, N.B., Chong, G.W., Diffendorfer, J.E., Fedy, B.C., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S., Grauch, R.I., Homer, C., Manier, D., Kauffman, M.J., Latysh, N., Melcher, C.P., Miller, K.A., Montag, J., Nutt, C.J., Potter, C., Sawyer, H., Smith, D.B., Sweat, M.J., and Wilson, A.B., 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2008 Annual Report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1201, 83 p.


FE&M cover NOROCK scientists Blake Hossack and Steve Corn co-author Thermal characteristics of amphibian microhabitats in a fire-disturbed landscape.

Hossack, B. R., L. A. Eby, C. G. Guscio, and P. S. Corn. 2009. Thermal characteristics of amphibian microhabitats in a fire-disturbed landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 1414-1421.


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NOROCK scientist Dan Fagre co-authors a recently published book on a variety of climatic, geomorphologic, and edaphic controls over the woody vegetation in Glacier National Park. Some of this research may serve as a guideline to coming changes in other montane regions of the world.

Butler, D.R., G.P. Malanson, S.J. Walsh, and D.B. Fagre (eds). The Changing Alpine Treeline of Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Elsevier, The Netherlands. 200pp.

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NOROCK scientist Robert Gresswell co-authors a recently published chapter on identifying small - to large-scale impacts of tributaries in a new book about river science. Early research on impacts of tributaries on rivers focused on geology and water dynamics. New research described in this book shows that these areas are also critical nodes that can affect living organisms and habitat. The authors identify approaches, provide examples, and explain how to see patterns through ecological variability. Topics presented include sampling, data collection, analytical tools, and future developments and challenges.

Torgersen, C.E., Gresswell, R.E., Bateman, D.S., Burnett, K.M., 2008, Spatial identification of tributary impacts in river networks In Rice, S., Roy, A., Rhoads, B., eds., River Confluences, Tributaries and the Fluvial Network: West Sussex, UK, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., p. 159-181. Catalog No: 1680

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Newly published from Island Press Publishers is a comprehensive guide for wildlife researchers who want to use "noninvasive" research techniques coupled with cutting-edge laboratory and statistical methods to sample carnivore populations. The book features NOROCK scientist Katherine Kendall. Kendall and co-author (K.S. McKelvey) contributed Hair Collection, a chapter providing an overview of hair snagging methods used to collect hair from carnivores such as bears, cougars, wolves, and wolverines.

 

ISBN-10: 1597261203; ISBN-13: 978-1597261203

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USGS professional paper featuring research from four NOROCK scientists: geologist Kenneth Pierce, ecologist Don Despain, and wildlife biologists Chuck Schwartz and Shannon Podruzny. This volume builds on a 130-year foundation of extensive, broadly based field studies in the geologically dynamic terrain of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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Ecosystem Trends cover Newly published from Nova Science Publishers and featuring NOROCK scientist Dan Fagre. Fagre and co-authors (A. Prato and B. Keane) contributed Assessing and managing wildfire risks on the wildland-urban interface, a chapter examining the management of wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Authors discuss models that can simulate how future climate and land use changes might influence wildfire risk and how stakeholder's can respond to these risks in the future.

ISBN: 978-1-60456-183-8