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Sam Droege

Email: sdroege@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Native Bees Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change in National Parks

Publications

Lebuhn, G., S. Droege, E. F. Connor, B. Gemmill-Herren, S. G. Potts, R. L. Minckley, T. Griswold, R. Jean, E. Kula, D. W. Roubik, J. Cane, K. W. Wright, G. Frankie, and F. Parker. 2013. Detecting insect pollinator declines on regional and global scales. Conservation Biology 27(1):113-120. Abstract

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Mercedes Foster

Email: mfoster@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Foster, M. 2014. Can fruit pulp meet the calcium needs of tropical frugivorous passerines during reproduction? Journal of Tropical Ecology 30(1):79-88. Abstract

Freeman, M. C., G. R. Buell, L. E. H. W. B. Hay, R. B. Jacobson, J. W. Jones, S. A. Jones, J. H. Lafontaine, K. R. Odom, J. T. Peterson, J. W. Riley, J. S. Schindler, C. Shea, and J. D. Weaver. 2013. Linking river management to species conservation using dynamic landscape scale models. River Research and Applications 29(7):906-918. Abstract

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Jeff Hatfield

Email: jhatfield@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Range-wide Metapopulation Viability Analysis for the Golden-cheeked Warbler

Publications

Hatfield, J. S., K. E. Myrick, M. A. Huston, F. W. Weckerly, and M. C. Green. 2013. Vascular Plant and Vertebrate Species Richness in National Parks of the Eastern United States. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR-2013/002. U.S. National Parks Service, Washington, D.C. vi, 50 pp. PDF

Reynolds, M. H., K. N. Courtot, C. M. Krause, N. E. Seavy, P. Hartzell, and J. S. Hatfield. 2013. Dynamics of seabird colonies vulnerable to sea-level rise at French Figate Shoals, Hawaii. Technical Report HCSU-037 . Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii. iv, 32 pp. PDF

Reynolds, M. H., E. Weiser, I. Jamieson, and J. S. Hatfield. 2013. Demographic variation, reintroduction, and persistence of an island duck (Anas laysanensis). Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1094-1103. Abstract

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Jim Hines

Email: jhines@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/software/

Areas of Study

Development of Computer Software for the Analysis of Animal Population Parameters

Publications

Hines, J. E., J. D. Nichols, and J. A. Collazo. 2014. Multiseason occupancy models for correlated replicate surveys. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(6):583-591. Abstract

Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/history/bsphist2.htm

Publications

Cardwell, M. D., S. W. Gotte, R. W. McDiarmid, N. Gilmore, and J. A. Poindexter, II. 2013. Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(1):11-16. Abstract

Faivovich, J., R. W. McDiarmid, and C. W. Myers. 2013. Two new species of Myersiohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Cerro de la Neblina, Venezuela, with comments on other species of the genus. American Museum Novitates 3792:1-63. Abstract

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James Nichols

Email: jnichols@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Development of Methods Associated with Animal Population Dynamics

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

Estimation of Wind Farm Mortality for Golden Eagles

Inferences about Bat Populations: Mitigation Monitoring

Statistical Research at USGS - Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

Publications

Hines, J. E., J. D. Nichols, and J. A. Collazo. 2014. Multiseason occupancy models for correlated replicate surveys. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(6):583-591. Abstract

Bogich, T. L., S. J. Anthony, and J. D. Nichols. 2013. Surveillance theory applied to virus detection: a case for targeted discovery. Future Virology 8(12):1201-1206. Abstract

Miller, D. A. W., J. D. Nichols, J. A. Gude, L. N. Rich, K. M. Podruzny, J. E. Hines, and M. S. Mitchell. 2013. Determining occurrence dynamics when false positives occur: estimating the range dynamics of wolves from public survey data. PLoS ONE 8(6):e65808. Abstract

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Allan O’Connell

Email: aoconnell@usgs.gov

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

Assessing Endangered Marsh Rabbit and Woodrat Habitat use and Predator Population Dynamic

Publications

Zipkin, E. F., J. B. Leirness, B. P. Kinlan, A. F. O'Connell, and E. D. Silverman. 2014. Fitting statistical distributions to sea duck count data: Implications for survey design and abundance estimation. Statistical Methodology 17:67-81. Abstract

Parsons, A. W., T. R. Simons, A. F. O'Connell, Jr., and M. K. Stoskopf. 2013. Demographics, diet, movements, and survival of an isolated, unmanaged raccoon Procyon lotor (Procyonidae, Carnivora) population on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mammalia 77(1):21-30. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R. B. Chandler, D. B. Shindle, D. P. Onorato, J. A. Royle, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. Using multiple data sources provides density estimates for endangered Florida panther. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50(4):961-968. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, A. W. Parsons, J. J. Stocking, B. T. McClintock, T. R. Simons, K. H. Pollock, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. A spatial mark-resight model augmented with telemetry data. Ecology 94(3):553-559. Abstract

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J. Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

Spatial Capture-Recapture Models to Estimate Abundance and Density of Animal Populations

Publications

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R. B. Chandler, D. B. Shindle, D. P. Onorato, J. A. Royle, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. Using multiple data sources provides density estimates for endangered Florida panther. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50(4):961-968. Abstract

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Michael Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

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

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