Scientific research by the US Geological Survey staff, published in outside (i.e., non-USGS) publications or scholarly journals.

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2011

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Mercury bioaccumulation and biomagnification in Ozark stream ecosystems, Christopher J. Schmitt, Craig A. Stricker, and William G. Brumbaugh

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Surface complexation modeling for predicting solid phase arsenic concentrations in the sediments of the Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer, Arkansas, USA, Md. Salah U. Sharif, Ralph K. Davis, Kenneth F. Steele, Burmshik Kim, Phillip D. Hays, Tim M. Kresse, and John A. Fazio

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Evaluation Of Single And Two-Stage Adaptive Sampling Designs For Estimation Of Density And Abundance Of Freshwater Mussels In A Large River, D. R. Smith, J. T. Rogala, B. R. Gray, Steven J. Zigler, and Teresa J. Newton

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Evaluating the Effect of Predators on White-Tailed Deer: Movement and Diet of Coyotes, Melissa M. Turner, Aimee P. Rockhill, Christopher S. Deperno, Jonathan A. Jenks, Robert W. Klaver, Angela R. Jarding, Troy W. Grovenburg, and Kenneth H. Pollock

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Agricultural Herbicide Transport In A First‐Order Intermittent Stream, Nebraska, USA, Jason Vogel and Joshua Linard

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Evaluating spawning migration patterns and predicting spawning success of shovelnose sturgeon in the Lower Missouri River, M. L. Wildhaber, S. H. Holan, G. M. Davis, D. W. Gladish, A. J. DeLonay, Diana M. Papoulias, and D. K. Sommerhauser

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Nomenclatural notes and identification of small-eared shrews (Mammalia: genus Cryptotis) from Cobán, Guatemala, in The Natural History Museum, London, Neal Woodman

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Patterns of morphological variation amongst semifossorial shrews in the highlands of Guatemala, with the description of a new species (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae), Neal Woodman

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Upscaling Carbon Fluxes Over the Great Plains Grasslands: Sinks and Sources, Li Zhang, Bruce K. Wylie, Lei Ji, Tagir G. Gilmanov, Larry L. Tieszen, and Daniel M. Howard

2010

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Enhanced Late Holocene ENSO/PDO expression along the margins of the eastern North Pacific, John A. Barron and Lesleigh Anderson

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Locations and magnitudes of historical earthquakes in the Sierra of Ecuador (1587–1996), Céline Beauval, Hugo Yepes, William H. Bakun, José Egred, Alexandra Alvarado, and Juan-Carlos Singaucho

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Who provided maize to Chaco Canyon after the mid-12th-century drought?, Larry V. Benson

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REPLY TO COMMENTS OF NOLAN AND COOK, Larry V. Benson, Timothy R. Pauketat, and Edward R. Cook

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The cleaning of burned and contaminated archaeological maize prior to 87Sr/86Sr analysis, L.V. Benson, H.E. Taylor, T.I. Plowman, D.A. Roth, and R.C. Antweiler

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Abandoned Mine Drainage in the Swatara Creek Basin, Southern Anthracite Coalfield, Pennsylvania, USA: 2. Performance of Treatment Systems, Charles A. Cravotta III

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Abandoned Mine Drainage in the Swatara Creek Basin, Southern Anthracite Coalfield, Pennsylvania, USA: 1. Stream Water Quality Trends Coinciding with the Return of Fish, Charles A. Cravotta III, Robin A. Brightbill, and Michael J. Langland

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Survival of Feral Cats, Felis catus (Carnivora: Felidae), on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i, Based on Tooth Cementum Lines, Raymond M. Danner, Chris Farmer, Steven C. Hess, Robert M. Stephens, and Paul C. Banko

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Scale‐invariant stress orientations and seismicity rates near the San Andreas Fault, Amy Day-Lewis, Mark Zoback, and Stephen Hickman

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Recent Advances in Global Lake Coring Hold Promise for Global Change Research in Paleolimnology, Walter E. Dean

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Mineralogical and Chemical Characteristics of Some Natural Jarosites, George A. Desborough, Kathleen S. Smith, Heather A. Lowers, Gregg A. Swayze, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Sharon F. Diehl, Reinhard W. Leinz, and Rhonda L. Driscoll

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Subspecific Status and Population Genetic Structure of Least Terns (Sternula antillarum) Inferred by Mitochondrial DNA Control-Region Sequences and Microsatellite DNA, Hope M. Draheim, Mark P. Miller, Patricia Baird, and Susan M. Haig

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Vulnerability of age-0 pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus to fish predation, W. E. French, Brian D. S. Graeb, S. R. Chipps, Katie N. Bertrand, T. M. Selch, and R. A. Klumb

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Evidence for Recent Population Bottlenecks in Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina), W. Chris Funk, Eric D. Forsman, Matthew Johnson, Thomas D. Mullins, and Susan M. Haig

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Avian Subspecies and the U.S. Endangered Species Act, Susan M. Haig and Jesse D'Elia

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Avian Subspecies: Summary and Prospectus, Susan M. Haig and Kevin Winker

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IN-SITU STRESS AND FRACTURE CHARACTERIZATION FOR PLANNING OF AN EGS STIMULATION IN THE DESERT PEAK GEOTHERMAL FIELD, NEVADA, Stephen H. Hickman and Nicholas C. Davatzes

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APPARENT SURVIVAL OF BREEDING WESTERN SANDPIPERS ON THE YUKON-KUSKOKWIM RIVER DELTA, ALASKA, Matthew Johnson, Daniel R. Ruthrauff, Brian J. McCaffery, Susan M. Haig, and Jeffrey R. Walters

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The ties that bind: Soil surveyor William Edgar Tharp and oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp, Edward R. Landa

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Holocene landscape response to seasonality of storms in the Mojave Desert, David M. Miller, Kevin M. Schmidt, Shannon A. Mahan, John P. McGeehin, Lewis A. Owen, John A. Barron, Frank Lehmkuhl, and Rene Lohrer

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Subspecies Status and Population Genetic Structure in Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), Mark P. Miller, Susan M. Haig, Cheri L. Gratto-Trevor, and Thomas D. Mullins

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Hydrogeophysical Methods for Analyzing Aquifer Storage and Recovery Systems, Burke J. Minsley, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, and Frank Dale Morgan

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The Influence of Topology on Hydraulic Conductivity in a Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer, Roger H. Morin, Denis R. LeBlanc, and Brent M. Troutman

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Heat Flow and Hydrologic Characteristics at the AND-1B borehole, ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf Project, Antarctica, Roger H. Morin, Trevor Williams, Stuart A. Henrys, Diana Magens, Frank Niessen, and Dhiresh Hansaraj

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A macroinvertebrate assessment of Ozark streams located in lead–zinc mining areas of the Viburnum Trend in southeastern Missouri, USA, Barry Poulton, Ann L. Allert, John M. Besser, Christopher J. Schmitt, William G. Brumbaugh, and James F. Fairchild

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Limiting Factors of Five Rare Plant Species in Mesic Forests, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Linda W. Pratt, Joshua R. VanDeMark, and Melody Euaparadorn

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Mercury concentrations in fish from a Sierra Nevada foothill reservoir located downstream from historic gold-mining operations, Michael K. Saiki, Barbara A. Martin, Thomas W. May, and Charles N. Alpers

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Trail Pheromone Disruption of Argentine Ant Trail Formation and Foraging, David Maxwell Suckling, Robert W. Peck, Lloyd D. Stringer, Kirsten Snook, and Paul C. Banko

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Microbial production of isotopically light iron(II) in a modern chemically precipitated sediment and implications for isotopic variations in ancient rocks, G. E. Tangalos, B. L. Beard, C. M. Johnson, Charles N. Alpers, E. S. Shelobolina, H. Xu, H. Konishi, and E. E. Roden

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Status of the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) and Efforts to Achieve its Recovery, Jeffrey R. Walters, Scott R. Derrickson, D. Michael Fry, Susan M. Haig, John M. Marzluff, and Joseph M. Wunderle Jr.

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History and dating of the publication of the Philadelphia (1822) and London (1823) editions of Edwin James’s Account of an expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Neal Woodman

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Two new species of shrews (Soricidae) from the western highlands of Guatemala, Neal Woodman

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At the foot of the shrew: manus morphology distinguishes closely-related Cryptotis goodwini and Cryptotis griseoventris (Mammalia: Soricidae) in Central America, Neal Woodman and Ryan B. Stephens

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Global estimates of evapotranspiration and gross primary production based on MODIS and global meteorology data, Wenping Yuan, Shuguang Liu, Guirui Yu, Jean-Marc Bonnefond, Jiquan Chen, Ken Davis, Ankur R. Desai, Allen H. Goldstein, Damiano Gianelle, Federica Rossi, Andrew E. Suyker, and Shashi B. Verma

2009

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Ecological effects of lead mining on Ozark streams: In-situ toxicity to woodland crayfish (Orconectes hylas), Ann L. Allert, James F. Fairchild, Robert J. DiStefano, C.J. Schmitt, William G. Brumbaugh, and J.M. Besser

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Fate of Sulfamethoxazole, 4-Nonylphenol, and 17β-Estradiol in Groundwater Contaminated by Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent, Larry Barber, Steffanie Keefe, Dennis LeBlanc, Paul Bradley, Francis Chapelle, Michael Meyer, Keith Lofton, Dana Kolpin, and Fernando Rubio

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Paleoceanography of the Gulf of Alaska During the Past 15,000 Years: Results From Diatoms, Silicoflagellates, and Geochemistry, John A. Barron, David Bukry, Walter E. Dean, Jason A. Addison, and Bruce Finney

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Effects Of Fire Temperature On The Physical And Chemical Characteristics Of The Ash From Two Plots Of Cork Oak (Quercus Suber), X. Ú Beda, P. Pereira, L. Outeiro, and D. A. Martin

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Interbasin flow in the Great Basin with special reference to the southern Funeral Mountains and the source of Furnace Creek springs, Death Valley, California, U.S., Wayne R. Belcher, M. S. Bedinger, Jennifer T. Back, and Donald S. Sweetkind

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Climate Change and Cultural Response In The Prehistoric American Southwest, Larry Benson and Michael S. Berry

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Cahokia's Boom and Bust in the Context of Climate Change, Larry Benson, Timothy R. Pauketat, and Edward R. Cook

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Possible sources of archaeological maize found in Chaco Canyon and Aztec Ruin, New Mexico, Larry Benson, J. R. Stein, and H. E. Taylor

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Biodegradation of 17β-Estradiol, Estrone and Testosterone in Stream Sediments, Paul Bradley, Larry Barber, Francis Chapelle, James Gray, Dana Kolpin, and Peter McMahon

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Tree Die-Off in Response to Global Change-Type Drought: Mortality Insights from a Decade of Plant Water Potential Measurements, David D. Breshears, Orrin B. Meyers, Clifton W. Meyer, Fairley J. Barnes, Chris B. Zou, Craig D. Allen, Nathan G. McDowell, and William Pockman

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Microseismicity at the North Anatolian Fault in the Sea of Marmara offshore Istanbul, NW Turkey, Fatih Bulut, Marco Bohnhoff, William L. Ellsworth, Mustafa Aktar, and Georg Dresen

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New Record for Woldstedtius flavolineatus (Ichneumonidae: Diplazontinae), a Hymenopteran Parasitoid of Syrphid Flies in Hawaii, Justin Cappadonna, Melody Euaparadorn, Robert W. Peck, and Paul C. Banko

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Prevalence of West Nile Virus in Migratory Birds during Spring and Fall Migration, Robert J. Dusek, Robert G. McLean, Laura D. Kramer, Sonya R. Ubico, Alan P. Dupuis II, Gregory D. Ebel, and Stephen C. Guptill

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Data from the 2006 International Piping Plover Census, Elise Elliott-Smith, Susan M. Haig, and Brandi M. Powers

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Using packrat middens to assess grazing effects on vegetation change, J. Fisher, Ken L. Cole, and R.S. Anderson

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Ground and surface temperature variability for remote sensing of soil moisture in a heterogeneous landscape, Mario A. Giraldo, David Bosch, Marguerite Madden, Lynn Usery, and Michael Finn

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Implications for the dynamic health of a glacier from comparison of conventional and reference-surface balances, W. D. Harrison, L. H. Cox, R. Hock, R. S. March, and E. C. Pettit

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Widespread occurrence of intersex in black basses (Micropterus spp.) from U.S. rivers, 1995–2004, Jo Ellen Hinck, Vicki S. Blazer, Christopher J. Schmitt, Diana M. Papoulias, and Donald E. Tillitt

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Environmental contaminants in Freshwater Fish and Their Risk to Piscivorous Wildlife Based on a National Monitoring Program, Jo Ellen Hinck, Christopher J. Schmitt, Kimberly A. Chojnacki, and Donald E. Tillitt

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Reproductive Health of Bass in the Potomac, USA, Drainage: Part 1. Exploring the Effects of Proximity to Wastewater Treatment Plant Discharge, Luke R. Iwanowicz, Vicki S. Blazer, Christopher P. Guy, Alfred E. Pinkney, John E. Mullican, and David A. Alvarez

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BEHAVIOR AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF ROCK SANDPIPERS BREEDING ON THE YUKON-KUSKOKWIM RIVER DELTA, ALASKA, Matthew Johnson, Jesse R. Conklin, Branden L. Johnson, Brian J. McCaffery, Susan M. Haig, and Jeffrey R. Walters

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Effects of Groundwater Development on Uranium: Central Valley, California, USA, Bryant C. Jurgens, Miranda S. Fram, Kenneth Belitz, Karen R. Burow, and Matthew K. Landon

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Response of Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis Riverine Roosting Habitat to Changes in Stage and Sandbar Morphology, Paul Kinzel, Jonathan Nelson, and Ashley Heckman

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A Simplified Method for Extracting Androgens From Avian Egg Yolks, Corinne P. Kozlowski, Joan E. Bauman, and D. Caldwell Hahn

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Potential Habitat Distribution for the Freshwater Diatom Didymosphenia geminate in the Continental US, Sunil Kumar, Sarah A. Spaulding, Thomas J. Stohlgren, Karl A. Hermann, Travis S. Schmidt, and Loren L. Bahls

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Mineralogy of Mine Waste at the Vermont Asbestos Group Mine, Belvidere Mountain, Vermont, Denise M. Levitan, Jane M. Hammarstrom, Mickey E. Gunter, Robert R. Seal II, I-Ming Chou, and Nadine M. Piatak

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A comparison of complete mitochondrial genomes of silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis: implications for their taxonomic relationship and phylogeny, S. F. Li, J. W. Xu, Q. L. Yang, C. H. Wang, Q. Chen, D. C. Chapman, and Guoqing Lu

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A one-dimensional heat-transport model for conduit flow in karst aquifers, Andrew J. Long and Patrick C. Gilcrease

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Age-distribution estimation for karst groundwater: Issues of parameterization and complexity in inverse modeling by convolution, Andrew J. Long and Larry D. Putnam

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Use of OSL dating to establish the stratigraphic framework of Quaternary eolian sediments, Anton scarp upper trench, Northeastern Colorado High Plains, USA, Shannon A. Mahan, David C. Noe, and James P. McCalpin

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Geochemical Evidence for African Dust and Volcanic Ash Inputs to Terra Rossa Soils on Carbonate Reef Terraces, Northern Jamaica, West Indies, Daniel R. Muhs and James R. Budahn

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Forecasting the combined effects of urbanization and climate change on stream ecosystems: from impacts to management options, Kären C. Nelson, Margaret A. Palmer, James E. Pizzuto, Glenn A. Moglen, Paul L. Angermeier, Robert H. Hilderbrand, Michael Dettinger, and Katharine Hayhoe

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Precise location of San Andreas Fault tremors near Cholame, California using seismometer clusters: Slip on the deep extension of the fault?, David R. Shelly, William L. Ellsworth, Trond Ryberg, Christian Haberland, Gary S. Fuis, Janice Murphy, Robert M. Nadeau, and Roland Bürgemann

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Relating Groundwater to Seasonal Wetlands in Southeastern Wisconsin, USA, John D. Skalbeck, Donald M. Reed, Randall J. Hunt, and Jamie D. Lambert

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Spatial analysis of pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus distribution in the Missouri River, South Dakota, B. D. Spindler, S. R. Chipps, R. A. Klumb, and Michael C. Wimberly

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Acute oral toxicities of wildland fire control chemicals to birds, Nimish B. Vyas, James W. Spann, and Elwood F. Hill

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A Lacustrine Carbonate Record of Holocene Seasonality and Climate, Chad A. Wittkop, Jane L. Teranes, Walter E. Dean, and Thomas P. Guilderson

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Post-Clovis survival of American Mastodon in the southern Great Lakes Region of North America, Neal Woodman and Nancy Beavan Athfield

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Updating the 2001 National Land Cover Database land cover classification to 2006 by using Landsat imagery change detection methods, George Xian, Collin Homer, and Joyce Fry

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Taxonomy Of Quaternary Deep-Sea Ostracods From The Western North Atlantic Ocean, Moriaki Yasuhara, Hisayo Okahashi, and Thomas M. Cronin

2008

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Range-Wide Patterns of Greater Sage-Grouse Persistence, Cameron L. Aldridge, Scott E. Nielsen, Hawthorne L. Beyer, Mark S. Boyce, John W. Connelly, Steven T. Knick, and Michael A. Schroeder

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Isotopic evidence for the diversity of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska: Glaciogenic and nonglaciogenic sources, John N. Aleinikoff, Daniel R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, William C. Johnson, C. Mark Fanning, and Rachel Benton

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Effects of Lead-Zinc Mining on Crayfish (Orconectes hylas) in the Black River Watershed, Missouri, USA, Ann L. Allert, James F. Fairchild, Robert J. DiStefano, Christopher J. Schmitt, J.M. Besser, William G. Brumbaugh, and Barry Poulton

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Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Regional Ecosystem Restoration Implementation Plan, Charles N. Alpers, Collin Eagles-Smith, Chris Foe, Susan Klasing, Mark C. Marvin-DiPasquale, Darell G. Slotton, and Lisamarie Windham-Myers

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Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States, Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Celine Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, Tapash Das, Govindasamy Bala, Andrew W. Wood, Toru Nozawa, Arthur A. Mirin, Daniel R. Cayan, and Michael D. Dettinger

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Development and evaluation of geochemical methods for the sourcing of archaeological maize, L.V. Benson, H.E. Taylor, K.A. Peterson, B.D. Shattuck, C.A. Ramotnik, and J.R. Stein

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A model of plant strategies in fluvial hydrosystems, G. Bornette, E. Tabacchi, C. Hupp, S. Puijalon, and J . C. Rostan

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Metals fate and transport modelling in streams and watersheds: state of the science and USEPA workshop review, B. S. Caruso, T. J. Cox, R. L. Runkel, M. L. Velleux, K. E. Bencala, D. K. Nordstrom, P. Y. Julien, B. A. Butler, Charles N. Alpers, A. Marion, and K. S. Smith

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Geographical and climatic limits of needle types of one- and two-needled pinyon pines, Kenneth L. Cole, Jessica Fisher, Samantha T. Arundel, John Cannella, and Sandra Swift

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Downflow Limestone Beds for Treatment of Net-Acidic, Oxic, Iron-Laden Drainage from a Flooded Anthracite Mine, Pennsylvania, USA: 1. Field Evaluation, Charles A. Cravotta III and Suzanne J. Ward

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Downflow Limestone Beds for Treatment of Net-Acidic, Oxic, Iron-Laden Drainage from a Flooded Anthracite Mine, Pennsylvania, USA: 2. Laboratory Evaluation, Charles A. Cravotta III, Suzanne J. Ward, and Jane M. Hammarstrom

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Comparative Study of Transport Processes of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Herbicides to Streams in Five Agricultural Basins, USA, Joseph L. Domagalski, Scott Ator, Richard Coupe, Kathleen McCarthy, David Lampe, Mark Sandstrom, and Nancy Baker

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Whole-Stream Response to Nitrate Loading in Three Streams Draining Agricultural Landscapes, John H. Duff, Anthony J. Tesoriero, William B. Richardson, Eric A. Strauss, and Mark Munn

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The persistence of lead from past gasoline emissions and mining drainage in a large riparian system: Evidence from lead isotopes in the Sacramento River, California, C. E. Dunlap, Charles N. Alpers, R. Bouse, H. E. Taylor, D. M. Unruh, and A. R. Flegal

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Using Heat to Characterize Streambed Water Flux Variability in Four Stream Reaches, Hedeff Essaid, Celia M. Zamora, Kathleen A. McCarthy, Jason R. Vogel, and John T. Wilson

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Introgression and Dispersal Among Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) Subspecies, W. Chris Funk, Eric D. Forsman, Thomas D. Mullins, and Susan M. Haig

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Range-wide Phylogeographic Analysis of the Spotted Frog Complex (Rana luteiventris and Rana pretiosa) in Northwestern North America, W. Chris Funk, Christopher A. Pearl, Hope M. Draheim, Michael J. Adams, Thomas D. Mullins, and Susan M. Haig