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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

Survival and Reintroduction of the Laysan Teal

Publications

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. Abstract

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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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

Publications

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. 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

Clement, M. J., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2016. Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect. Global Change Biology Online Early March 17 Abstract

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

McGrady, M. J., W. A. Al Fazari, M. H. Al Jahdhami, J. E. Hines, and M. K. Oli. 2016. Survival of sooty falcons (Falco concolor) breeding in Oman. Journal of Ornithology 157(2):427-437. Abstract

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William Link

Email: wlink@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Hierarchical Models for Estimation of Population Parameters

Development of Statistical Methods for Biological Applications

Publications

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. 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

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

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.

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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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

Comprehensive 1966-2013 Results! North American Breeding Bird Survey

A North American Breeding Bird Survey: Refining Scale to Provide New Insight

Publications

Clement, M. J., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2016. Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect. Global Change Biology Online Early March 17 Abstract

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Andy Royle

Email: aroyle@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Hierarchical Models of Animal Abundance and Occurrence

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

Publications

Fuller, A. K., D. W. Linden, and J. A. Royle. 2016. Management decision making for fisher populations informed by occupancy modeling. Journal of Wildlife Management Online Early April 27 Abstract

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. 2016. Density, distribution, and genetic structure of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(2):314-331. Abstract

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Mike 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

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

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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

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

Implementing cross Validation Approaches for Model Selection and Evaluating Goodness of Fit in Complex Hierarchiacal Models

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

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. 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

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. Abstract

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Brian Underwood

Email: hbunderwood@usgs.gov

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

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 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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David Ziolkowski

Email: dziolkowski@usgs.gov

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

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

Areas of Study

Comprehensive 1966-2013 Results! North American Breeding Bird Survey

A North American Breeding Bird Survey: Refining Scale to Provide New Insight

Publications

Clement, M. J., J. E. Hines, J. D. Nichols, K. L. Pardieck, and D. J. Ziolkowski, Jr. 2016. Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect. Global Change Biology Online Early March 17 Abstract

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