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Sarah Converse

Email: sconverse@usgs.gov

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

Servanty, S., S. J. Converse, and L. L. Bailey. 2014. Demography of a reintroduced population: moving toward management models for an endangered species, the whooping crane. Ecological Applications 24(5):927-937. Abstract

Converse, S. J., C. T. Moore, and D. P. Armstrong. 2013. Demographics of reintroduced populations: Estimation, modeling, and decision analysis. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1081-1093. Abstract

Converse, S. J., C. T. Moore, M. J. Folk, and M. C. Runge. 2013. A matter of tradeoffs: Reintroduction as a multiple objective decision. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1145–1156. Abstract

Converse, S. J., J. A. Royle, P. H. Adler, R. P. Urbanek, and J. A. Barzen. 2013. A hierarchical nest survival model integrating incomplete temporally varying covariates. Ecology and Evolution 3 (13):4439-4447. Abstract

Mueller, T., R. B. O'Hara, S. J. Converse, R. P. Urbanek, and W. F. Fagan. 2013. Social learning of migratory performance. Science 341(6149):999-1002. Abstract

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Jim Nichols

Email: jnichols@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Estimation of Wind Farm Mortality for Golden Eagles

Development of Methods Associated with Animal Population Dynamics

Development of Patch Occupancy Models for Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Organisms

Statistical Research at USGS - Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

Inferences about Bat Populations: Mitigation Monitoring

Publications

Eaton, M. J., J. Martin, J. D. Nichols, C. McIntyre, M. C. McCluskie, J. A. Schmutz, B. L. Lubow, and M. C. Runge. 2014. Application of Threshold Concepts to Ecological Management Problems: Occupancy of Golden Eagles in Denali National Park, Alaska. Pages 67-86 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, NewYork. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

Nichols, J. D. 2014. The Role of Abundance Estimates in Conservation Decision-Making. Pages 117-131 in Luciano M. Verdade, Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge, and Carlos I. PiƱa, editors. Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg. viii, 228 p. pp. Abstract

Nichols, J. D., M. J. Eaton, and J. Martin. 2014. Thresholds for Conservation and Management: Structured Decision Making as a Conceptual Framework. Pages 9-28 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

Nichols, J. M., P. L. Facklerb, K. Pacificic, K. D. Murphyd, and J. D. Nichols. 2014. Reducing fatigue damage for ships in transit through structured decision making. Marine Structures 38:18-43. Abstract

Williams, B. K. and J. D. Nichols. 2014. Optimization in Natural Resources Conservation. Pages 45-65 in G. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

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Michael Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

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

Eaton, M. J., J. Martin, J. D. Nichols, C. McIntyre, M. C. McCluskie, J. A. Schmutz, B. L. Lubow, and M. C. Runge. 2014. Application of Threshold Concepts to Ecological Management Problems: Occupancy of Golden Eagles in Denali National Park, Alaska. Pages 67-86 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, NewYork. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

Mills, M., S. Nicol, J. A. Wells, J. J. Lahoz-Monfort, B. Wintle, M. Bode, M. Wardrop, T. Walshe, W. J. M. Probert, M. C. Runge, H. P. Possingham, and E. M. Madden. 2014. Minimizing the Cost of Keeping Options Open for Conservation in a Changing Climate. Conservation Biology 28(3):646-653. Abstract

Runge, M. C. and T. Walshe. 2014. Identifying Objectives and Alternative Actions to Frame a Decision Problem. Pages 29-43 in G. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

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