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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

Krause, A., D. Golovin, and S. Converse. 2014. Sequential decision making in computational sustainability through adaptive submodularity . AI Magazine 35(2):8-18. Abstract

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

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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

Inferences about Bat Populations: Mitigation Monitoring

Publications

Johnson, F. A., G. S. Boomer, B. K. Williams, J. D. Nichols, and D. J. Case. 2015. Multilevel learning in the adaptive management of waterfowl harvests: 20 years and counting. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(1):9-19. Abstract

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Michael 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

Armsworth, P. R., E. R. Larson, S. T. Jackson, D. F. Sax, P. Simonin, B. Blossey, N. Green, M. L. Klein, L. Lester, T. H. Ricketts, M. C. Runge, and M. R. Shaw. 2015. Are conservation organizations configured for effective adaptation to global change? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13(3):163-169. Abstract

Maxwell, S. L., J. R. Rhodes, M. C. Runge, H. P. Possingham, C. F. Ng, and E. Mcdonald-Madden. 2015. How much is new information worth? Evaluating the financial benefit of resolving management uncertainty. Journal of Applied Ecology 52(1):12-20. Abstract

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