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Blandón, A. C., S. B. Perelman, M. Ramírez, A. López, O. Javier, and C. S. Robbins.  2016.  Temporal bird community dynamics are strongly affected by landscape fragmentation in a Central American tropical forest region.  Biodiversity and Conservation 25(2):311-330.  doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1049-2 Carman, M. R., P. D. Colarusso, E. P. Nelson, D. W. Grunden, M. C. Wong, C. McKenzie, K. Matheson, J. Davidson, S. Fox, H. A. Neckles, H. Bayley, S. Schott, J. A. Dijkstra, and S. Stewart-Clark.  2016.  Distribution and diversity of tunicates utilizing eelgrass as substrate in the western North Atlantic between 39° and 47° north latitude (New Jersey to Newfoundland) .  Management of Biological Invasions 7(1):51-57.  doi: 10.3391/mbi.2016.7.1.07 Grant, E. H. C., E. L. Muths, R. A. Katz, S. Canessa, M. J. Adams, J. R. Ballard, L. Berger, C. J. Briggs, J. Coleman, M. J. Gray, M. C. Harris, R. N. Harris, B. R. Hossack, K. P. Huyvaert, J. E. Kolby, K. R. Lips, R. E. Lovich, H. I. McCallum, J. R. Mendelson, III, P. Nanjappa, D. H. Olson, J. G. Powers, K. L. D. Richgels, R. E. Russell, B. R. Schmidt, A. Spitzen-van der Sluijs, M. K. Watry, D. C. Woodhams, and C. L. White.  2016.  Salamander chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) in the United States—Developing research, monitoring, and management strategies.   Open-File Report 2015-1233 (doi:10.3133/ofr20151233).  U.S. Geological Survey   16 pp.  Kirwan, M. L., S. Temmerman, E. E. Skeehan , G. R. Guntenspergen, and S. Fagherazzi.  2016.  Overestimation of marsh vulnerability to sea level rise.  Nature Climate Change 6:253-260.  doi:10.1038/nclimate2909   Morrison, T. A., W. A. Link, W. D. Newmark , C. A. H. Foley, and D. T. Bolger.  2016.  Tarangire revisited: Consequences of declining connectivity in a tropical ungulate population.  Biological Conservation 197:53-60.  doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.02.034Nisbet, I. C. T., D. Monticelli, J. A. Spendelow, and P. Szczys.  2016.  Prebreeding survival of Roseate Terns Sterna dougallii varies with sex, hatching order and hatching date.  Ibis 158(2):327-334.  doi:10.1111/ibi.12359 Richgels, K. L. D., R. E. Russell, M. J. Adams, and E. H. C. Grant.  2016.  Spatial variation in risk and consequence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans introduction in the USA.  Royal Society Open Source 3:150616.  doi:10.1098/rsos.150616    Robinson, O. J., C. P. Mcgowan, P. K. Devers, R. W. Brook, M. Huang, M. Jones, D. G. Mcauley, and G. Zimmerman.  2016.  A full annual cycle modeling framework for american black ducks.  Natural Resource Modeling 29(1):159-174.  doi:10.1111/nrm.12088 Schmidly, D. J., W. E. Tydeman, and A. L. Gardner, editors.  2016.  United States Biological Survey: A compendium of its history, personalities, impacts, and conflicts.   Special Publications 64   Museum of Texas Tech University , Lubbock, TX.  123 pp. Stephens, P. A., L. R. Mason, R. E. Green, R. D. Gregory, J. R. Sauer, J. Alison, A. Aunins, L. Brotons, S. H. M. Butchart, T. Campedelli, T. Chodkiewicz, P. Chylarecki, O. Crowe, J. Elts, V. Escandell, R. P. B. Foppen, H. Heldbjerg, S. Herrando, M. Husby, F. Jiguet, A. Lehikoinen, A. Lindström, D. G. Noble, J.-Y. Paquet, J. Reif, T. Sattler, T. Szép, N. Teufelbauer, S. Trautmann, A. J. van Strien, C. A. M. van Turnhout, P. Vorisek, and S. G. Willis.  2016.  Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents.  Science 352(6281):84-87.  doi:10.1126/science.aac4858   Twedt, D. J., C.-L. P. Phillip, M. P. Guilfoyle, and R. R. Wilson.  2016.  Forest structure of oak plantations after silvicultural treatment to enhance habitat for wildlife.  Pages 113-121 in Callie Jo Schweitzer, Wayne K. Clatterbuck, and Christopher M. Oswalt, editors.  Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.   USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station   x, 627 pp.Utz, R. M., K. G. Hopkins, L. Beesley, D. B. Booth, R. J. Hawley, M. E. Baker, M. C. Freeman, and K. L. Jones. 2016. Ecological resistance in urban streams: the role of natural and legacy attributes. Freshwater Science 35(1):380-397. doi:10.1086/684839

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Anisfeld, S. C., T. D. Hill, and D. R. Cahoon. 2016. Elevation dynamics in a restored versus a submerging salt marsh in Long Island Sound. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 170:145-154. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.017

Aplin, K. P., S. G. Rhind, J. ten Have, and R. T. Chesser. 2015. Taxonomic revision of Phascogale tapoatafa (Meyer, 1793) (Dasyuridae; Marsupialia), including descriptions of two new subspecies and confirmation of P. pirata Thomas, 1904 as a ‘Top End’ endemic. Zootaxa 4055(1):1-73. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4055.1.1

Beyer, W. N., N. T. Basta, R. L. Chaney, P. F. P. Henry, D. E. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, K. G. Sheckel, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2016. Bioaccessibility tests accurately estimate bioavailability of lead to quail. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early February 15 doi:10.1002/etc.3399

Canessa, S., G. Guillera-Arroita, J. J. Lahoz-Monfort, D. M. Southwell, D. P. Armstrong, I. Chadès, R. C. Lacy, and S. J. Converse. 2015. When do we need more data? A primer on calculating the value of information for applied ecologists. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(10):1219-1228. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12423

Centofanti, T., L. L. McConnell, R. L. Chaney, N. W. Beyer, N. A. Andrade, C. J. Hapeman, A. Torrents, A. Nguyen, M. O. Anderson, J. M. Novak, and D. Jackson. 2016. Organic amendments for risk mitigation of organochlorine pesticide residues in old orchard soils. Environmental Pollution 210:182-191. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2015.11.039

Chesser, R. T. 2016. A replacement name for Asthenes wyatti perijanus Phelps 1977. Zootaxa 4067(5):599-599. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4067.5.9

Clement, M. J., J. M. O'Keefe, and B. Walters. 2015. A method for estimating abundance of mobile populations using telemetry and counts of unmarked animals. Ecosphere 6(10):art. no. 184. doi:10.1890/ES15-00180.1

Converse, P. E., S. R. Kuchta, W. M. Roosenburg, P. F. P. Henry, G. M. Haramis, and T. L. King. 2015. Spatiotemporal analysis of gene flow in Chesapeake Bay Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). Molecular Ecology 24:5864-5876. doi:10.1111/mec.13440

Drum, R. G., C. A. Ribic, K. Koch, E. Lonsdorf, E. Grant, M. Ahlering, L. Barnhill, T. Dailey, S. Lor, C. Mueller, D. C. Pavlacky ,Jr.,, Rideout, C., and D. Sample. 2015. Strategic Grassland Bird Conservation throughout the Annual Cycle: Linking Policy Alternatives, Landowner Decisions, and Biological Population Outcomes. PLoS ONE 11(e0142525). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142525

Duarte, A., J. S. Hatfield, T. M. Swannack, M. R. J. Forstner, M. C. Green, and F. W. Weckerly. 2016. Simulating range-wide population and breeding habitat dynamics for an endangered woodland warbler in the face of uncertainty . Ecological Modelling 320(7691):52-61. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.018

Duarte, A., F. W. Weckerly, M. Schaub, and J. S. Hatfield. 2016. Estimating golden-cheeked warbler immigration: implications for the spatial scale of conservation. Animal Conservation 19(1):65-74. doi:10.1111/acv.12217

Dugger, K. M., E. D. Forsman, A. B. Franklin, R. J. Davis, G. C. White, C. J. Schwarz, K. P. Burnham, J. D. Nichols, J. E. Hines, C. B. Yackulic, P. F. DohertyJr., L. Bailey, D. A. Clark, S. H. Ackers, L. S. Andrews, B. Augustine, B. L. Biswell, J. Blakesley, P. C. Carlson, M. J. Clement, L. V. Diller, 1. E. M. Glenn, A. Green, S. A. Gremel, D. R. Herter, J. M. Higley, J. Hobson, 1. R. B. Horn, K. P. Huyvaert, C. McCafferty, T. McDonald, K. McDonnell, G. S. Olson, J. A. Reid, J. Rockweit, V. Ruiz, J. Saenz, and S. G. Sovern. 2016. The effects of habitat, climate, and Barred Owls on long-term demography of Northern Spotted Owls. Condor 118:57-116. doi:10.1650/CONDOR-15-24.1

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

Ganju, N. K., K. D. Kroeger, M. L. Kirwan, P. J. Dickhudt, G. R. Guntenspergen, and D. R. Cahoon. 2015. Sediment transport based metrics of wetland stability. Geophysical Research Letters 42(19):7992-8000. doi:10.1002/2015GL065980

He, K., N. Woodman, S. Boaglio, M. Roberts, S. Supekar, and J. E. Maldonado. 2015. Molecular phylogeny supports repeated adaptation to burrowing within small-eared shrews genus of Cryptotis (Eulipotyphla, Soricidae). PLoS ONE 10(10):e0140280. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140280

Hennin, H. L., A. M. Wells-Berlin, and O. P. Love. 2016. Baseline glucocorticoids are drivers of body mass gain in a diving seabird. Ecology and Evolution 6(6):1702-1711. doi:10.1002/ece3.1999

Henry, P. F. P., G. M. Haramis, and D. D. Day. 2016. Evaluating a portable cylindrical bait trap to capture diamondback terrapins in salt marsh. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(1):160-168. doi:10.1002/wsb.610

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. doi:10.1111/ecog.01447

Johnson, W. C., B. Werner, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2016. Non-linear responses of glaciated prairie wetlands to climate warming. Climatic Change 134(1):209-223. doi:10.1007/s10584-015-1534-8

Katz, R. A. and M. C. Freeman. 2015. Evidence of population resistance to extreme low flows in a fluvial-dependent fish species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 11(29):1776-1787. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2015-0173

Kendall, K. C., A. C. Macleod, K. L. Boyd, J. Boulanger, J. A. Royle, W. F. Kasworm, D. Paetkau, M. F. Proctor, K. Annis, and T. A. Graves. 2015. Density, distribution, and genetic structure of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(2):314-331. doi:10.1002/jwmg.1019

Kéry, M. and J. A. Royle, editors. 2016. Applied hierarchical modeling in ecology : analysis of distribution, abundance and species richness in R and BUGS. Volume 1, Prelude and static models. . Elsevier, Amsterdam and Boston. xxiv, 783 p. pp. Abstract

Lennert, S., M. Kirwan, G. Guntenspergen, and S. Temmerman. 2016. Tidal marsh vegetation die-off: spatial developments and feedback mechanisms . Pages 99 (abstract) in Jan Mees and Jan Seys, editors. Book of abstracts: VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 12 February 2016 . VLIZ Special Publication 75 Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) , Oostende, Belgium . xii, 165 pp.

Link, W. A. and K. M. Hesed. 2015. Individual heterogeneity in growth and age at sexual maturity: A gamma process analysis of capture–mark–recapture data . Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 20(9):343-352. doi:10.1007/s13253-015-0211-8

Longcore, J. R., D. G. Mcauley, D. M. Heisey, C. M. Bunck, and D. A. Clugston. 2016. Survival of female mallards along the Vermont–Quebec border region. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(2):355-367. doi:10.1002/jwmg.1013

Lovelock, C. E., D. R. Cahoon, D. A. Friess, G. R. Guntenspergen, K. W. Krauss, R. Reef, K. Rogers, M. L. Saunders, F. Sidik, A. Swales, N. Saintilan, L. X. Thuyen, and T. Triet. 2015. The vulnerability of Indo-Pacific mangrove forests to sea-level rise. Nature 526:559-563. doi:10.1038/nature15538

Ludwig, L., H. S. Ginsberg, G. J. Hickling, and N. H. Ogden. 2015. A dynamic population model to investigate effects of climate and climate-independent factors on the lifecycle of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology53:99-115. doi:10.1093/jme/tjv150

Lynch, J. C., P. Hensel, and D. R. Cahoon. 2015. The surface elevation table and marker horizon technique: A protocol for monitoring wetland elevation dynamics. Natural Resource Report NPS/NCBN/NRR–2015/1078. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. xviii, 306 pp. Abstract

Lyons, J. E., W. L. Kendall, J. A. Royle, S. J. Converse, B. A. Andres, and J. B. Buchanan. 2015. Population size and stopover duration estimation using mark–resight data and Bayesian analysis of a superpopulation model. Biometrics Online Early September 8. doi:10.1111/biom.12393

McGrady, M. J., W. A. Al Fazari, M. H. Al Jahdhami, J. E. Hines, and M. K. Oli. 2015. Survival of Sooty Falcons (Falco concolor) breeding in Oman. Journal of Ornithology Online Early October 29 doi:10.1007/s10336-015-1302-6

McMahon, C. R., L. F. New, E. J. Fairley, M. A. Hindell, and H. R. Burton. 2015. The effects of body size and climate on post-weaning survival of elephant seals at Heard Island. Journal of Zoology 297(4):301-308. doi:10.1111/jzo.12279

Miller, D. A. W. and E. H. C. Grant. 2015. Estimating occupancy dynamics for large-scale monitoring networks: amphibian breeding occupancy across protected areas in the northeast United States. Ecology and Evolution 5(21):4735-4746. doi:10.1002/ece3.1679

Nichols, J. D., T. E. Hollmen, and J. B. Grand. 2016 . Monitoring for the Management of Disease Risk in Animal Translocation Programmes. EcoHealth Online Early January 14 doi:10.1007/s10393-015-1094-4

Palestis, B. G. and J. E. Hines. 2015. Adult Survival and Breeding Dispersal of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) in a Declining Population. Waterbirds 38(3):221-228. doi:10.1675/063.038.0302

Parsons, A. W., T. R. Simons, K. H. Pollock, M. K. Stoskopf, J. J. Stocking, and A. F. O'Connell. 2015. Camera traps and mark-resight models: The value of ancillary data for evaluating assumptions. Journal of Wildlife Management 79(7) 1163-1172. doi:10.1002/jwmg.931

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. doi:10.1016/j.epidem.2015.11.002

Prosser, D. J., L. L. Hungerford, R. M. Erwin, M. A. Ottinger, J. Y. Takekawa, S. H. Newman, X. Xiao, and E. C. Ellis. 2015 . Spatial modeling of wild bird risk factors to investigate highly pathogenic A(H5N1) avian influenza virus transmission. Avian Diseases Online Early November 2 doi:10.1637/11125-050615-Reg.1

Prosser, D. J., E. C. Palm, J. Y. Takekawa, D. Zhao, X. Xiao, P. Li, Y. Liu, and S. H. Newman. 2016. Movement analysis of free-grazing domestic ducks in Poyang Lake, China: a disease connection. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(5):869-880. doi:10.1080/13658816.2015.1065496

Quiroga-Carmona, M. and N. Woodman. 2015. A new species of cryptotis (Mammalia, Eulipotyphla, Soricidae) from the Sierra de Perijá, Venezuelan-Colombian Andes. Journal of Mammalogy 96(4):800-809. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyv085

Rashford, B. S., R. M. Adams, J. J. Wu, R. A. Voldseth, G. R. Guntenspergen, B. Werner, and W. C. Johnson. 2016. Impacts of climate change on land-use and wetland productivity in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America. Regional Environmental Change 16(2):515-526. doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0768-3

Rosencranz, J. A., N. K. Ganju, R. F. Ambrose, S. M. Brosnahan , P. J. Dickhudt, G. R. Guntenspergen, G. M. MacDonald, J. Y. Takekawa, and K. M. Thorne. 2015. Balanced sediment fluxes in Southern California’s Mediterranean-climate zone salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts Online Early December 1 doi:10.1007/s12237-015-0056-y

Royle, J. A. 2015. Book Review: Morgan, analysis of capture–recapture data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 20(3):431-432. doi:10.1007/s13253-015-0202-9

Runge, M. C., K. E. LaGory, K. Russell, J. R. Balsom, R. A. Butler, L. G. Coggins Jr., K. A. Grantz, J. Hayse, I. Hlohowskyj, J. Korman, J. E. May, D. J. O'Rourke, L. A. Poch, J. R. Prairie, J. C. VanKuiken, R. A. Van Lonkhuyzen, D. R. Varyu, B. T. Verhaaren, T. D. Veselka, N. T. Williams, K. K. Wuthrich, C. B. Yackulic, R. P. Billerbeck, and G. W. Knowles. 2015. Decision analysis to support development of the Glen Canyon Dam long-term experimental and management plan. Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5176. U.S. Geological Survey. 64 pp. doi:10.3133/sir20155176

Spendelow, J. A. 2015. First record of a banded Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) moving from England to the United States. Waterbirds 38(4):425-426. doi:10.1675/063.038.0407

Srinivasan, U., J. E. Hines, and S. Quader. 2015. Demographic superiority with increased logging in tropical understorey insectivorous birds. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(5):1374-1380. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12475

Staudinger, M., L. Hilberg, M. Janowiak, C. Caldwell, A. W. D’Amato, E. Grant, R. Horton, R. Katz, C. Neill, K. Nislow, K. Potter, E. Rowland, C. Swanston, F. R. Thompson, III, and K. Winiarski. 2015. Chapter 4: Scale-appropriate adaptation strategies and actions in the Northeast and Midwest United States . Pages 1-52 in . Integrating Climate Change into Northeast and Midwest State Wildlife Action Plans. DOI Northeast Climate Science Center Report, Amherst, Massachusetts . Abstract

Sutherland, C., D. J. Munoz, D. A. W. Miller, and E. H. C. Grant. 2016. Spatial Capture-Recapture: a Promising Method for Analyzing Data Collected Using Artificial Cover Objects. Herpetologica Online Early doi:10.1655/Herpetologica-D-15-00027.1

Tavernia, B. G., J. E. Lyons, B. W. Loges, A. Wilson, J. A. Collazo, and M. C. Runge. 2015. An evaluation of rapid methods for monitoring vegetation characteristics of wetland bird habitat. Wetlands Ecology and Management Online Early December 17 doi:10.1007/s11273-015-9476-5

Thogmartin, W. E., C. A. Sanders-Reed, J. A. Szymanski, P. C. McKann, L. Pruitt, R. A. King, M. C. Runge, and R. E. Russell. 2015. Erratum to "White-nose syndrome is likely to extirpate the endangered Indiana bat over large parts of its range" [Biol. Conserv. 160, (2013), 162-172] . Biological Conservation 191:845. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.033

Twedt, D. J. 2015. Estimating regional landbird populations from enhanced North American Breeding Bird Surveys. Journal of Field Ornithology Online Early October 19. doi:10.1111/jofo.12118

Twedt, D. J. and J. M. Linz. 2015. Flight Feather Molt in Yellow-Headed Blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) in North Dakota. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 127(4):622-629. doi:10.1676/14-138.1

van den Brink, N. W., J. A. Arblaster, S. R. Bowman, J. M. Conder, J. E. Elliott, M. S. Johnson, D. C. G. Muir, T. M. Natal da Luz, B. A. Rattner , B. Sample, and R. F. Shore. 2016. Use of terrestrial field studies in the derivation of bioaccumulation potential of chemicals. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 12(1):135-145. doi:10.1002/ieam.1717

Wang, Y., Z. Lou, J. Takekawa, D. Prosser, Y. Xiong, S. Newman, X. Xiao, N. Batbayar, K. Spragens, S. Balachandran, and B. Yan. 2015. A new method for discovering behavior patterns among animal movements. International Journal of Geographical Information Science Online Early September 29. doi:10.1080/13658816.2015.1091462

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. doi:10.1111/cobi.12632

Woodman, N. 2015. Morphological variation among broad-clawed shrews (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla: Soricidae: Cryptotis Pomel, 1848) from Highlands of Western Honduras, with descriptions of three new cryptic species. Annals of Carnegie Museum 83(2):95-119. doi:10.2992/007.083.0203

Woodman, N. 2015. On the original description of the Sacred Shrew, Sorex religiosa I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826 [nec 1827] (Mammalia: Soricidae). Bionomina 9:50-53. doi:10.11646/bionomina.9.1.5

Yamaura, Y., M. Kéry, and J. A. Royle. 2016. Study of biological communities subject to imperfect detection: bias and precision of community N-mixture abundance models in small-sample situations. Ecological Research Online Early March 10 doi:10.1007/s11284-016-1340-4

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