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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

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

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Sam Droege

Email: sdroege@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Native Bees Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change in National Parks

Publications

Rykken, J., A. Rodman, S. Droege, and R. Grundel . 2014. Pollinators in peril? A multipark approach to evaluating bee communities in habitats vulnerable to effects from climate change. Park Science 31(1):84-90. Abstract , PDF

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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

Publications

Duarte, A., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, J. S. Hatfield, and F. W. Weckerly. 2014. Age-specific survival of male golden-cheeked warblers on the Fort Hood Military Reservation, Texas. Avian Conservation and Ecology 9(2):Article 4. Abstract ; PDF

Reynolds, M. H., K. N. Courtot, K. W. Brinck, C. L. Rehkemper, and J. Hatfield. 2014. Long-term monitoring of endangered Laysan Ducks: Index validation and population estimates 1998-2012. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Online Early December 3 Abstract

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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

Roy McDiarmid

Email: rmcdiarmid@usgs.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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J. Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Estimation of Population Densities for the Florida Panther

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., C. A. Langtimm, J. Martin, and C. J. Fonnesbeck. 2015. Status and threats analysis for the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), 2012. Open-File Report 201-1083. U.S. Geological Survey. 33 pp. Abstract

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