Science Picks

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.

Bean, Jared R., Andrew C. Wilcox, William W. Woessner, Clint C. Muhlfeld. Multi-scale hydrogeomorphic influences on bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) spawning habitat. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, DOI: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0534

Kovach, Ryan P., Stephen C. Ellison, Sanjay Pyare, and David A. Tallmon. Temporal patterns in adult salmon migration timing across southeast Alaska. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12829

J. Joseph Giersch, Steve Jordan, Gordon Luikart, Leslie A. Jones, F. Richard Hauer and Clint C. Muhlfeld. 2014. Climate-induced range contraction of a rare alpine aquatic invertebrate. Freshwater Science.

Preston TM, Chesley-Preston TL, Risk assessment of brine contamination to aquatic resources from energy development in glacial drift deposits: Williston Basin, USA, Sci Total Environ (2014)

Kovach RP, Muhlfeld CC, Boyer MC, Lowe WH, Allendorf FW, Luikart G. 2015. Dispersal and selection mediate hybridization between a native and invasive species. Proc. R. Soc. B 20142454.

Olexa, E.M., Soileau, S.C., and Allen, L.A., 2014, Observations of elk movement patterns on Fossil Butte National Monument: WLCI Fact Sheet 6, 2 p.

McCaffery, Rebecca M. , Rita Reisor, Kathryn Irvine, Jessi Brunson. 2014. Demographic monitoring and population viability analysis of two rare beardtongues from the Uinta Basin. Western North American Naturalist 74(3) 257–274

Angela Brennan, Paul C. Cross, Megan D. Higgs, W. Henry Edwards, Brandon M. Scurlock, and Scott Creel 2014. A multi-scale assessment of animal aggregation patterns to understand increasing pathogen seroprevalence. Ecosphere 5:art138.

Manlove, Kezia R., E. Frances Cassirer, Paul C. Cross, Raina K. Plowright, and Peter J. Hudson. 2014. Costs and benefits of group living with disease: a case study of pneumonia in bighorn lambs (Ovis canadensis). Proc. R. Soc. B. 2014 281 1797 20142331; doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2331 (published 5 November 2014) 1471-2954

Sepulveda, A.J., M. Layhee, D. Stagliano, J. Chaffin, A. Begley, and B. Maxell. 2014. Invasion of American bullfrogs along the Yellowstone River. Aquatic Invasions.

Paul. M. Cryan et al. 2014. Behavior of bats at wind turbines. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406672111

Rodhouse, Thomas J., Kathryn M. Irvine, Roger L. Sheley, Brenda S. Smith, Shirley Hoh, Daniel M. Esposito, and Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez 2014. Predicting foundation bunchgrass species abundances: model-assisted decision-making in protected-area sagebrush steppe. Ecosphere 5:art108

Pierce, K.L., Chesley-Preston, T.L., and Sojda, R.L., 2014, Surficial geologic map of the Red Rock Lakes area, southwest Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1157, 22 p., scale 1:24,000.

Bennett, Stephen, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Brett B. Roper & Phaedra Budy (2014) Annual Variation of Spawning Cutthroat Trout in a Small Western USA Stream: A Case Study with Implications for the Conservation of Potamodromous Trout Life History Diversity, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 34:5, 1033-1046

Allen, Leslie, Montag, Jessica, Lyon, Katie, Soileau, Suzanna, and Schuster, Rudy, 2014, Rancher and farmer quality of life in the midst of energy development in southwest Wyoming: WLCI Fact Sheet 5, 4 p.

Ault, Toby R., Julia E. Cole, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Gregory T. Pederson, and David M. Meko. 2014. Assessing the risk of persistent drought using climate model simulations and paleoclimate data. Journal of Climate. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00282.1

Davenport, Jon M., Blake R. Hossack, Winsor H. Lowe. 2014. Partitioning the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey with complex life histories. Oecologia. 176:149–155. DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-2996-5

Ron Pierce, Craig Podner, Laurie Marczak & Leslie Jones (2014) Instream Habitat Restoration and Stream Temperature Reduction in a Whirling Disease-Positive Spring Creek in the Blackfoot River Basin, Montana, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143:5, 1188-1198

van Manen FT, Haroldson MA, West K, Soileau SC, editors. 2014. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2013. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.

Benavides, J. A., Cross, P. C., Luikart, G. and Creel, S. (2014), Limitations to estimating bacterial cross-species transmission using genetic and genomic markers: inferences from simulation modeling. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.12173

Graves, Tabitha , Richard B. Chandler, J. Andrew Royle, Paul Beier, Katherine C. Kendall. Estimating landscape resistance to dispersal. Landscape ecology. 2014. (DOI) 10.1007/s10980-014-0056-5.

Sepulveda, A. J., Rutz, D. S., Dupuis, A. W., Shields, P. A. and Dunker, K. J. (2014), Introduced northern pike consumption of salmonids in Southcentral Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12164

Gunther, K., R. Shoemaker, K. Frey, M. A. Haroldson, S. L. Cain, F. T. van Manen, and J. K. Fortin. 2014. Dietary breadth of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ursus. 25(1):60–72.

Prato et al. 2014. “Simulating Future Residential Property Losses from Wildfire in Flathead County, Montana.” In: Justin A. Daniels, editor. Advances in Environmental Research. New York (NY): Nova Science Publishers. Vol 33, p 1-40.

Olexa, Edward M. and Richard L. Lawrence. 2014. Performance and effects of land cover type on synthetic surface reflectance data and NDVI estimates for assessment and monitoring of semi-arid rangeland. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 30: 30-41.

Rachel T. Bolus (2014) Geographic variation in songs of the Common Yellowthroat. The Auk: April 2014, Vol. 131, No. 2, pp. 175-185.

Gleason, R.A., and Tangen, B.A., eds., 2014, Brine contamination to aquatic resources from oil and gas development in the Williston Basin, United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5017, 127 p.

Al-Chokhachy, Robert, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Matthew C. Boyer, Leslie A. Jones, Amber Steed & Jeffrey L. Kershner. 2014. Quantifying the effectiveness of conservation measures to control the spread of anthropogenic hybridization in stream salmonids: a climate adaptation case study. North American Journal of Fisheries Management DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2014.901259

Muhlfeld, Clint C., Ryan P. Kovach, Leslie A. Jones, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Matthew C. Boyer, Robb F. Leary, Winsor H. Lowe, Gordon Luikart, and Fred W. Allendorf. 2014. Invasive hybridization in a threatened species is accelerated by climate change. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2252.

Pierce, K.L., Licciardi, J.M., Krause, T.R., and Whitlock, Cathy, 2014, Glacial and Quaternary geology of the northern Yellowstone area, Montana and Wyoming, in Shaw, C.A., and Tikoff, B., editors, Exploring the Northern Rocky Mountains: Geological Society of America Field Guide 37, p. 189-203, doi:10.1130/2014.0037(09).

Costello, C. M., F. T. van Manen, M. A. Haroldson, M. R. Ebinger, S. Cain, K. Gunther, and D. D. Bjornlie. 2014. Influence of whitebark pine decline on fall habitat use and movements of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecology and Evolution. 4(10):2004-2018.

Beever, E.A., B. Mattson, M. Germino, M. Post Van der Burg, J. Bradford, and M. Brunson. 2014. Successes and challenges of 11 broad-extent conservation programs, from formation to implementation. Conservation Biology. 28(2):302-314.

Ray, A. M., C.A. Mebane, F. Raben, K.M. Irvine, and A. M. Marcarelli. 2014. A combined macrophyte-epiphyte bioassay for evaluating nutrient enrichment in an impaired river. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3682-0

Richardson, Leslie, Tatjana Rosen, Kerry Gunther, and Chuck Schwartz. 2014. The economics of roadside bear viewing. Journal of Environmental Management. 140:102-110.

Mafalda, Viana, Rebecca Mancy, Roman Biek, Sarah Cleaveland, Paul C. Cross, James O. Lloyd-Smith, and Daniel T. Haydon. 2014. Assembling evidence for identifying reservoirs of infection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 1806. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.002

Schwartz, C. C., Teisberg, J. E., Fortin, J. K., Haroldson, M. A., Servheen, C., Robbins, C. T. and van Manen, F. T. (2014), Use of isotopic sulfur to determine whitebark pine consumption by Yellowstone bears: A reassessment. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.426

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