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Population Estimation/ Biometry - current studies

Jeff Hatfield

Email: jhatfield@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/hatfield.htm

Areas of Study

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

Survival and Reintroduction of the Laysan Teal

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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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

The Eastern Box Turtle at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, MD

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Jim Hines

Email: jhines@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/hines.htm

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

Areas of Study

Development of Computer Software for the Analysis of Animal Population Parameters

Publications

Chambert, T., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, P. Pedrini, J. H. Waddle, G. Tavecchia, S. C. Walls, and S. Tenan. 2015. Testing hypotheses on distribution shifts and changes in phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Online Early February 23 Abstract

Powell, L. L., J. D. Wolfe, E. I. Johnson, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, and P. C. Stouffer. 2015. Heterogeneous movement of insectivorous Amazonian birds through primary and secondary forest: A case study using multistate models with radiotelemetry data. Biological Conservation Online Early March 6 Abstract

Veran, S., S. J. Simpson, G. A. Sword, E. Deveson, S. Piry, J. E. Hines, and K. Berthier. 2015. Modeling spatiotemporal dynamics of outbreaking species: Influence of environment and migration in a locust. Ecology 96(3):737-748. Abstract

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William Link

Email: wlink@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/link.htm

Areas of Study

Hierarchical Models for Estimation of Population Parameters

Development of Statistical Methods for Biological Applications

Publications

Barker, R. J. and W. A. Link. 2015. Truth, models, model sets, AIC, and multimodel inference: A Bayesian perspective. Journal of Wildlife Management Online Early May 7 Abstract

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Jim Nichols

Email: jnichols@usgs.gov

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

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

Publications

Chambert, T., W. L. Kendall, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, P. Pedrini, J. H. Waddle, G. Tavecchia, S. C. Walls, and S. Tenan. 2015. Testing hypotheses on distribution shifts and changes in phenology of imperfectly detectable species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution Online Early February 23 Abstract

Chambert, T., D. A. M. Miller, and J. D. Nichols. 2015. Modeling false positive detections in species occurrence data under different study designs. Ecology 99(2):33-339. Abstract

Goswami, V. R., K. Medhi, J. D. Nichols, and M. K. Oli. 2015. Mechanistic understanding of human–wildlife conflict through a novel application of dynamic occupancy models. Conservation Biology Online Early March 10 Abstract

Powell, L. L., J. D. Wolfe, E. I. Johnson, J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, and P. C. Stouffer. 2015. Heterogeneous movement of insectivorous Amazonian birds through primary and secondary forest: A case study using multistate models with radiotelemetry data. Biological Conservation Online Early March 6 Abstract

Yackulic, C. B., J. D. Nichols, J. Reid, and R. Der. 2015. To predict the niche, model colonization and extinction. Ecology 96(1):16-23. Abstract

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Allan O’Connell

Email: aoconnell@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Wildlife Populations: Modeling the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Landscape Change

Ecology of Raccoons within Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina, and the Efficacy of Raccoon Removal as a Management Tool for Protecting Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

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

Publications

Meek, P. D., G. Ballard, A. Claridge, R. Kays, K. Moseby, T. O'Brien, A. O'Connell, J. Sanderson, D. E. Swann, M. Tobler, and S. Townsend. 2014. Recommended guiding principles for reporting on camera trapping research . Biodiversity and Conservation 23(9):2321-2343. Abstract

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Keith Pardieck

Email: kpardieck@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/pardieck.htm

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

Areas of Study

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Bled, F., J. Sauer, K. Pardieck, P. Doherty, and J. A. Royle. 2013. Modeling Trends from North American Breeding Bird Survey Data: A Spatially Explicit Approach. PLOS ONE 8(12):e81867. Abstract

Sauer, J. R., W. A. Link, J. E. Fallon, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Jr. Ziolkowski. 2013. The North American Breeding Bird Survey 1966-2011: Summary Analysis and Species Accounts. North American Fauna 79:1-32. Abstract

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J. Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Hierarchical Models of Animal Abundance and Occurrence

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

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

Publications

Royle, J. A. 2015. Book Review: Morgan, Analysis of Capture–Recapture Data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics Online Early March 21 Abstract

Royle, J. A., C. Sutherland, A. K. Fuller, and C. C. Sun. 2015. Likelihood analysis of spatial capture-recapture models for stratified or class structured populations. Ecosphere 6(2):Article 22. Abstract

Klimstra, R. L., C. E. Moorman, S. J. Converse, J. A. Royle, and C. A. Harper. 2015. Small mammal use of native warm-season and non-native cool-season grass forage fields. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(1):49-55. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, R. B. Chandler, J. A. Royle, and T. S. Sillett. 2015. An open-population hierarchical distance sampling model. Ecology 96(2):325-331. Abstract

Sutherland, C., A. K. Fuller, and J. A. Royle. 2015. Modelling non-Euclidean movement and landscape connectivity in highly structured ecological networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(2):169-177. Abstract

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Michael Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

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

Publications

Runge, M. C. 2013. Active adaptive management for reintroduction of an animal population. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(6):1135–1144. Abstract

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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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

Evaluation of Representativeness of Sampling of the North American Breeding Bird Survey

Population Change and Abundance of Black Ducks and Mallards in Eastern North America

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

Estimating Trend and Detection Probability Using Data from the Breeding Bird Survey

Publications

Huang, Q., J. R. Sauer, A. Swatantran, and R. Dubayah. 2015. A centroid model of species distribution with applications to the Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus and house finch Haemorhous mexicanus in the United States. Ecography Online Early April 25 Abstract

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Jeff Spendelow

Email: jspendelow@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Modeling Sex-Specific Demographic Rates in Metapopulations

Publications

Palestis, B. G., I. C. T. Nisbet, J. J. Hatch, P. Szczys, and J. A. Spendelow. 2012. Morphometric sexing of Northwest Atlantic Roseate Terns. Waterbirds 35(3):479-484. Abstract

Watson, M. J., J. A. Spendelow, and J. J. Hatch. 2012. Post-fledging brood and care division in the roseate tern (Sterna dougallii). Journal of Ethology 30(1):29-34. Abstract

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H. Brian Underwood

Email: hbunderwood@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/underwood.htm

Areas of Study

Estimation of Density and Abundance of Biological Populations on National Parks and Wildlife

Publications

Hansen, S. J. K., J. L. Frair, H. B. Underwood, and J. P. Gibbs. 2015. Pairing call-response surveys and distance sampling for a mammalian carnivore. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(4):662-671. Abstract

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Nimish B. Vyas

Email: nvyas@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Managing Free-Roaming Cats at the Patuxent Research Refuge

Publications

Borges, S. L., N. B. Vyas, and M. C. Christman. 2013. The Influence of Study Species Selection on Estimates of Pesticide Exposure in Free-Ranging Birds. Environmental Management Online Early October Abstract

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