Now showing items 111-130 of 157

    • Partner PhDs: dual careers in grad school and beyond 

      Homyack, J. A.; Gorman, T. A. (Ecological Society of America, 2009-04)
    • Physical Condition, Sex, and Age-Class of Eastern Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in Forested and Open Habitats of West Virginia, USA 

      Riedel, Breanna L.; Russell, Kevin R.; Ford, W. Mark (Hindawi, 2012-07-15)
      Nonforested habitats such as open fields and pastures have been considered unsuitable for desiccation-prone woodland salamanders such as the Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus). Recent research has suggested ...
    • Population Status of a Cryptic Top Predator: An Island-Wide Assessment of Tigers in Sumatran Rainforests 

      Wibisono, Hariyo T.; Linkie, Matthew; Guillera-Arroita, Gurutzeta; Smith, Joseph A.; Sunarto; Pusparini, Wulan; Asriadi; Baroto, Pandu; Brickle, Nick; Dinata, Yoan; Gemita, Elva; Gunaryadi, Donny; Haidir, Iding A.; Herwansyah; Karina, Indri; Kiswayadi, Dedy; Kristiantono, Decki; Kurniawan, Harry; Lahoz-Monfort, Jose J.; Leader-Williams, Nigel; Maddox, Tom; Martyr, Deborah J.; Maryati; Nugroho, Agung; Parakkasi, Karmila; Priatna, Dolly; Ramadiyanta, Eka; Ramono, Widodo S.; Reddy, Goddilla V.; Rood, Ente J. J.; Saputra, Doddy Y.; Sarimudi, Ahmad; Salampessy, Adnun; Septayuda, Eka; Suhartono, Tonny; Sumantri, Ade; Susilo; Tanjung, Iswandri; Tarmizi; Yulianto, Koko; Yunus, Mohammad; Zulfahmi (PLOS, 2011-11-02)
      Large carnivores living in tropical rainforests are under immense pressure from the rapid conversion of their habitat. In response, millions of dollars are spent on conserving these species. However, the cost-effectiveness ...
    • Potential causes of mortality for horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) during the biomedical bleeding process 

      Hurton, L.; Berkson, J. (National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2006-04)
      Biomedical companies catch and bleed horseshoe crabs for the production of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), a product used for protecting public health (Berkson and Shuster, 1999). LAL is a clotting agent, derived solely ...
    • Predictive habitat models derived from nest-box occupancy for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel in the southern Appalachians 

      Ford, W. Mark; Evans, Andrew M.; Odom, Richard H.; Rodrigue, Jane L.; Kelly, Christine A.; Abaid, Nicole; Diggins, Corinne A.; Newcomb, Douglas (Inter-Research Science Center, 2015-03-06)
      In the southern Appalachians, artificial nest-boxes are used to survey for the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel (CNFS; Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus), a disjunct subspecies associated with high elevation (>1385 ...
    • Prevalence of Ingested Fish Hooks in Freshwater Turtles from Five Rivers in the Southeastern United States 

      Steen, David A.; Hopkins, Brittney Cole; Van Dyke, James U.; Hopkins, William A. (PLoS, 2014-03-12)
      Freshwater turtles may ingest baited fish hooks because many are opportunistic scavengers. Although the ingestion of fish hooks is known to be a source of mortality in multiple vertebrate groups, the prevalence of hook ...
    • Preventing Raptor Electrocutions in an Urban Environment 

      Dwyer, James F.; Mannan, R. William (Raptor Research Foundation, 2007)
      Electrocution of raptors on poles supporting overhead electric lines is a cause of concern in the United States. Techniques for modifying (i.e., retrofitting) potentially lethal poles to reduce electrocutions have been ...
    • prey morphology constrains the feeding ecology of an aquatic generalist predator 

      Willson, John D.; Hopkins, William A. (Ecological Society of America, 2011-03)
      Resource availability and accessibility are primary factors guiding the distribution and abundance of organisms. For generalists, prey availability reflects both prey abundance and differences in quality among prey taxa. ...
    • Private Landowner Conservation Behavior Following Participation in Voluntary Incentive Programs: Recommendations to Facilitate Behavioral Persistence 

      Dayer, Ashley A.; Lutter, Seth H.; Sesser, Kristin A.; Hickey, Catherine M.; Gardali, Thomas (Wiley, 2017-07-27)
      Voluntary incentive programs are a keystone policy tool for increasing private landowner conservation behavior. Although landowner participation in conservation incentive programs is well studied, limited empirical research ...
    • A production modeling approach to the assessment of the horseshoe crab (Limulds polyphemus) population in Delaware Bay 

      Davis, M. L.; Berkson, J.; Kelly, Marcella J. (National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2006-04)
      Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) is harvested commercially, used by the biomedical industry, and provides food for migrating shorebirds, particularly in Delaware Bay. Recently, decreasing crab population trends in this ...
    • Prosomal-width-to-weight relationships in American horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus): examining conversion factors used to estimate landings 

      Graham, L. J.; Botton, M. L.; Hata, D.; Loveland, R. E.; Murphy, Brian R. (National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2009-04)
      Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are valued by many stakeholders, including the commercial fishing industry, biomedical companies, and environmental interest groups. We designed a study to test the accuracy of the ...
    • Quantifying climate sensitivity and climate-driven change in North American amphibian communities 

      Miller, David A. W.; Grant, Evan H. Campbell; Muths, Erin; Amburgey, Staci M.; Adams, Michael J.; Joseph, Maxwell B.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Johnson, Pieter T. J.; Ryan, Maureen E.; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Calhoun, Daniel L.; Davis, Courtney L.; Fisher, Robert N.; Green, David M.; Hossack, Blake R.; Rittenhouse, Tracy A. G.; Walls, Susan C.; Bailey, Larissa L.; Cruickshank, Sam S.; Fellers, Gary M.; Gorman, Thomas A.; Haas, Carola A.; Hughson, Ward; Pilliod, David S.; Price, Steven J.; Ray, Andrew M.; Sadinski, Walt; Saenz, Daniel; Barichivich, William J.; Brand, Adrianne; Brehme, Cheryl S.; Dagit, Rosi; Delaney, Katy S.; Glorioso, Brad M.; Kats, Lee B.; Kleeman, Patrick M.; Pearl, Christopher A.; Rochester, Carlton J.; Riley, Seth P. D.; Roth, Mark; Sigafus, Brent H. (2018-09-25)
      Changing climate will impact species' ranges only when environmental variability directly impacts the demography of local populations. However, measurement of demographic responses to climate change has largely been limited ...
    • Quantitative evidence for the effects of multiple drivers on continental-scale amphibian declines 

      Grant, Evan H. Campbell; Miller, David A. W.; Schmidt, Benedikt R.; Adams, Michael J.; Amburgey, Staci M.; Chambert, Thierry; Cruickshank, Sam S.; Fisher, Robert N.; Green, David M.; Hossack, Blake R.; Johnson, Pieter T. J.; Joseph, Maxwell B.; Rittenhouse, Tracy A. G.; Ryan, Maureen E.; Waddle, J. Hardin; Walls, Susan C.; Bailey, Larissa L.; Fellers, Gary M.; Gorman, Thomas A.; Ray, Andrew M.; Pilliod, David S.; Price, Steven J.; Saenz, Daniel; Sadinski, Walt; Muths, Erin (Springer Nature, 2016-05-23)
      Since amphibian declines were first proposed as a global phenomenon over a quarter century ago, the conservation community has made little progress in halting or reversing these trends. The early search for a "smoking gun" ...
    • Rapid Life-History Diversification of an Introduced Fish Species across a Localized Thermal Gradient 

      Zhu, Fengyue; Rypel, Andrew L.; Murphy, Brian R.; Li, Zhongjie; Zhang, Tanglin; Yuan, Jing; Guo, Zhiqiang; Tang, Jianfeng; Liu, Jiashou (PLOS, 2014-02-04)
      Climatic variations are known to engender life-history diversification of species and populations at large spatial scales. However, the extent to which microgeographic variations in climate (e.g., those occurring within a ...
    • Remaining populations of an upland stream fish persist in refugia defined by habitat features at multiple scales 

      Dunn, C.G.; Angermeier, P.L. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2018-12-17)
      Aim: Conserving stream biota could require strategies that preserve habitats conveying resistance to ecological impacts of changing land use and climate. Retrospective analyses of species’ responses to anthropogenic ...
    • Return Rates of Aluminum Versus Plastic Leg Bands from Electrocuted Harris's Hawks (Parabuteo Unicinctus) 

      Dwyer, James F.; Mannan, R. William (Raptor Research Foundation, 2009)
      Ecological research programs investigating dispersal, migration, habitat selection, social structure, survival, reproductive success, and population size depend on the ability to identify individual study animals on multiple ...
    • Right on track? Performance of satellite telemetry in terrestrial wildlife research 

      Hofman, M. P. G.; Hayward, M. W.; Heim, M.; Marchand, P.; Rolandsen, C. M.; Mattisson, J.; Urbano, F.; Heurich, M.; Mysterud, A.; Melzheimer, J.; Morellet, N.; Voigt, U.; Allen, B. L.; Gehr, B.; Rouco, C.; Ullmann, W.; Holand, O.; Jorgensen, n H.; Steinheim, G.; Cagnacci, F.; Kroeschel, M.; Kaczensky, P.; Buuveibaatar, B.; Payne, J. C.; Palmegiani, I; Jerina, K.; Kjellander, P.; Johansson, O.; LaPoint, S.; Bayrakcismith, R.; Linnell, J. D. C.; Zaccaroni, M.; Jorge, M. L. S.; Oshima, J. E. F.; Songhurst, A.; Fischer, C.; Mc Bride, R. T., Jr.; Thompson, J. J.; Streif, S.; Sandfort, R.; Bonenfant, C.; Drouilly, M.; Klapproth, M.; Zinner, D.; Yarnell, R.; Stronza, A.; Wilmott, L.; Meisingset, E.; Thaker, M.; Vanak, A. T.; Nicoloso, S.; Graeber, R.; Said, S.; Boudreau, M. R.; Devlin, A.; Hoogesteijn, R.; May-Junior, J. A.; Nifong, J. C.; Odden, J.; Quigley, H. B.; Tortato, F.; Parker, D. M.; Caso, A.; Perrine, J.; Tellaeche, C.; Zieba, F.; Zwijacz-Kozica, T.; Appel, C. L.; Axsom, I; Bean, W. T.; Cristescu, B.; Periquet, S.; Teichman, K. J.; Karpanty, S.; Licoppe, A.; Menges, V; Black, K.; Scheppers, T. L.; Schai-Braun, S. C.; Azevedo, F. C.; Lemos, F. G.; Payne, A.; Swanepoel, L. H.; Weckworth, B., V; Berger, A.; Bertassoni, A.; McCulloch, G.; Sustr, P.; Athreya, V; Bockmuhl, D.; Casaer, J.; Ekori, A.; Melovski, D.; Richard-Hansen, C.; van de Vyver, D.; Reyna-Hurtado, R.; Robardet, E.; Selva, N.; Sergiel, A.; Farhadinia, M. S.; Sunde, P.; Portas, R.; Ambarli, H.; Berzins, R.; Kappeler, P. M.; Mann, G. K.; Pyritz, L.; Bissett, C.; Grant, T.; Steinmetz, R.; Swedell, L.; Welch, R. J.; Armenteras, D.; Bidder, O. R.; Gonzalez, T. M.; Rosenblatt, A.; Kachel, S.; Balkenhol, N. (PLOS, 2019-05-09)
      Satellite telemetry is an increasingly utilized technology in wildlife research, and current devices can track individual animal movements at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. However, as we enter the golden ...
    • Roosting and Foraging Social Structure of the Endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) 

      Silvis, Alexander; Kniowski, Andrew B.; Gehrt, Stanley D.; Ford, W. Mark (PLOS, 2014-05-09)
      Social dynamics are an important but poorly understood aspect of bat ecology. Herein we use a combination of graph theoretic and spatial approaches to describe the roost and social network characteristics and foraging ...
    • Seeing the Forest through the Trees: Considering Roost-Site Selection at Multiple Spatial Scales 

      Jachowski, David S.; Rota, Christopher T.; Dobony, Christopher A.; Ford, W. Mark; Edwards, John W. (PLOS, 2016-03-30)
      Conservation of bat species is one of the most daunting wildlife conservation challenges in North America, requiring detailed knowledge about their ecology to guide conservation efforts. Outside of the hibernating season, ...
    • Senescence and carryover effects of reproductive performance influence migration, condition, and breeding propensity in a small shorebird 

      Weithman, Chelsea; Gibson, Daniel; Hunt, Kelsi; Frierich, Meryl; Fraser, James; Karpanty, Sarah M.; Catlin, Daniel (Wiley, 2017-11-15)
      Breeding propensity, the probability that an animal will attempt to breed each year, is perhaps the least understood demographic process influencing annual fecundity. Breeding propensity is ecologically complex, as ...