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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

Brown, M. E., S. J. Converse, J. N. Chandler, C. Shafer, J. L. Brown, C. L. Keefer, and N. Songsasen. 2016. Female gonadal hormones and reproductive behaviors as key determinants of successful reproductive output of breeding Whooping Cranes (Grus americana). General and Comparative Endocrinology 230-231:158-165. Abstract

Canessa, S., S. J. Converse, M. West, N. Clemann, G. Gillespie, M. McFadden, A. J. Silla, K. M. Parris, and M. A. McCarthy. 2016. Planning for ex-situ conservation in the face of uncertainty. Conservation Biology 30 (3):599-609. 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

Larson, D. L., P. A. Rabie, S. Droege, J. L. Larson, and M. Haar. 2016. Exotic plant infestation is associated with decreased modularity and increased numbers of connectors in mixed-grass prairie pollination networks. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0155068. Abstract

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Jeff Hatfield

Email: jhatfield@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

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

Publications

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. Abstract

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Jim Hines

Email: jhines@usgs.gov

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

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

Areas of Study

Development of Computer Software for the Analysis of Animal Population Parameters

Publications

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. Abstract

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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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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

O'Connell, A. F. 2015. A hidden view of wildlife conservation: How camera traps aid science, research and management. Wildlife Professional 9(3):56-59.

Flanders, N. P., B. Gardner, K. J. Winiarski, P. W. C. Paton, T. Allison, and A. F. O'Connell. 2015. Key seabird areas in southern New England identified using a community occupancy model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 533:277-290. Abstract

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. 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., A. K. Fuller, and C. Sutherland. 2016. Spatial capture–recapture models allowing Markovian transience or dispersal. Population Ecology 58(1):53-62. Abstract

Kery, M. and J.A. Royle. 2016. Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Analysis of distribution, abundance and species richness in R and BUGS, 1st Edition. Volume 1:Prelude and Static Models. Elsevier/Academic Press. xxiv, 808p. Abstract

Kéry, M. and J. A. Royle. 2016. Chapter 2 – What are hierarchical models and how do we analyze them? Pages 19-78 in Marc Kéry and J. Andrew Royle, editors. 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 pp. Abstract

Kéry, M. and J. A. Royle. 2016. Chapter 7 – Modeling Abundance Using Multinomial N-Mixture Models. Pages 313–392 in Marc Kéry and J. Andrew Royle, editors. 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 pp. Abstract

Kéry, M. and J. A. Royle. 2016. Chapter 8 – Modeling Abundance Using Hierarchical Distance Sampling. Pages 393–461 in Marc Kéry and J. Andrew Royle, editors. 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 pp. Abstract

Kéry, M. and J. A. Royle. 2016. Chapter 9 – Advanced Hierarchical Distance Sampling. Pages 463–550 in Marc Kéry and J. Andrew Royle, editors. 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 pp. Abstract

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 31(3):289-305. 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

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. 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. 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. Abstract

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