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Sarah Converse

Email: sconverse@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/sconverse

Areas of Study

Ecology and Management of Wild and Captive Whooping Cranes

Population Viability of the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes (Grus americana)

Publications

Converse, S. J., L. L. Bailey, B. A. Mosher, W. C. Funk, B. D. Gerber, and E. Muths. 2016. A model to inform management actions as a response to chytridiomycosis-associated decline. EcoHealth Online Early April 7 Abstract

Canessa, S., S. J. Converse, M. West, N. Clemann, G. Gillespie, M. McFadden, A. J. Silla, K. M. Parris, and M. A. McCarthy. 2016. Planning for ex-situ conservation in the face of uncertainty. Conservation Biology 30 (3):599-609. Abstract

Lunn, N. J., S. Servanty, E. V. Regehr, S. J. Converse, E. Richardson, and I. Stirling. 2016. Demography of an apex predator at the edge of its range – impacts of changing sea ice on polar bears in Hudson Bay. Ecological Applications Online Early February 25 Abstract

Lyons, J. E., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, B. A. Andres, and J. B. Buchanan. 2016. Population size and stopover duration estimation using mark–resight data and Bayesian analysis of a superpopulation model. Biometrics 72(1):262-271. Abstract

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Mike Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/mrunge

Areas of Study

Structured Decision Making

Structured Decision Making: Methods, Applications, and Capacity-Building

Modeling, Estimation, and Adaptive Management of Golden and Bald Eagle Fatalities on Wind Facilities

Publications

Runge, M. C., J. C. Stroeve, A. P. Barrett, and E. McDonald-Madden. 2016. Detecting failure of climate predictions. Nature Climate Change Online Early May 30 Abstract

Fleishman, E., M. Burgman, M. C. Runge, R. S. Schick, and S. Kraus. 2016. Expert elicitation of population-level effects of disturbance. Pages 295-302 in Arthur N. Popper and Anthony Hawkins, editors. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875 Springer, New York, NY. xxx, 1292 pp. Abstract

Probert, W. J. M., K. Shea, C. J. Fonnesbeck, M. C. Runge, T. M. Carpenter, S. Dürr, M. G. Garner, N. Harvey, M. A. Stevenson, C. T. Webb, M. Werkman, M. J. Tildesley, and M. J. Ferrari. 2016. Decision-making for foot-and-mouth disease control: Objectives matter. Epidemics 15:10-19. Abstract

Wilson, R. S., D. J. Hardisty, R. S. Epanchin-Niell, M. C. Runge, K. L. Cottingham, D. L. Urban, L. A. Maguire, A. Hastings, P. J. Mumby, and D. P. C. Peters. 2016. A typology of time-scale mismatches and behavioral interventions to diagnose and solve conservation problems. Conservation Biology 30(1):42-49. Abstract

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John Sauer

Email: jrsauer@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/jrsauer

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/

     http://www.stateofthebirds.org/

Areas of Study

Design and Analysis of Surveys for Estimation of Temporal and Spatial Change in Animal Populations

Implementing cross Validation Approaches for Model Selection and Evaluating Goodness of Fit in Complex Hierarchiacal Models

Publications

Huang, Q., J. R. Sauer, A. Swatantran, and R. Dubayah. 2016. A centroid model of species distribution with applications to the Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus and house finch Haemorhous mexicanus in the United States. Ecography 39(1):54-66. Abstract

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