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Providing a Restoration Framework for Regulated Rivers
(Virginia Tech, 2011-03-28)
With over 800,000 dams occurring globally and the construction of thousands more being proposed, successful restoration of regulated rivers will depend on the creation of broadly applicable frameworks that provide management ...
Assessment of Physiological Challenges in Overwintering Black Bears (Ursus americanus): Active Gestation, Neonatal Growth, and Skeletal Muscle Conservation
(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-29)
The American black bear (ABB) (Ursus americanus) exhibits physiological strategies highly synchronized with the environment. Such strategies enable bears to exploit food resources when available and survive the winter ...
Characterization of the molecular genetic variation in wild and farmed Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus in Ghana for conservation and aquaculture development
(Virginia Tech, 2019-02-01)
The Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus is native to Africa and middle East, and is an important source of nutrition for many in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding the genetic diversity within and differentiation among wild ...
Feeding Ecology of Invasive Catfishes in Chesapeake Bay Subestuaries
(Virginia Tech, 2018-06-05)
Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus are native to tributaries of the Mississippi River but are now invasive in several Atlantic slope drainages. This includes subestuaries of the Chesapeake Bay, where their feeding ecology and ...
Leveraging Partial Identity Information in Spatial Capture-Recapture Studies with Applications to Remote Camera and Genetic Capture-Recapture Surveys
(Virginia Tech, 2018-04-03)
Noninvasive methods for monitoring wildlife species have revolutionized the way population parameters, such as population density and survival and recruitment rates, are estimated while accounting for imperfect detection ...
The effect of individual variability and larger carnivores on the functional response of cheetahs
(Virginia Tech, 2018-02-07)
Functional response is the framework thorough which we can quantify how predator hunting behaviors such as rate of successful attack and time spent handling prey interact with prey density to determine the rate at which ...