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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The rise and fall of Lake Bonneville between 45 and 10.5 ka, L.V. Benson, S.P. Lund, J.P. Smoot, D.E. Rhode, R.J. Spencer, K.L. Verosub, L.A. Louderback, C.A. Johnson, R.O. Rye, and R.M. Negrini

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Mercury trends in fish from rivers and lakes in the United States, 1969–2005, Ann Chalmers, Denise M. Argue, David A. Gay, Mark E. Brigham, Christopher J. Schmitt, and David Lorenz

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Land change variability and human–environment dynamics in the United States Great Plains, Mark A. Drummond, Roger F. Auch, Krista A. Karstensen, Kristi L. Sayler, Janis L. Taylor, and Thomas Loveland

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Tracking solutes and water from subsurface drip irrigation application of coalbed methane–produced waters, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, Mark A. Engle, Carleton R. Bern, Richard W. Healy, James I. Sams, John W. Zupancic, and Karl T. Schroeder

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Comment on ‘‘An unconfined groundwater model of the Death Valley Regional Flow System and a comparison to its confined predecessor’’ by R.W.H. Carroll, G.M. Pohll and R.L. Hershey [Journal of Hydrology 373/3–4, pp. 316–328], Claudia C. Faunt, Alden M. Provost, Mary C. Hill, and Wayne R. Belcher

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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Leaf Phenology and Cold Hardiness of Native and Introduced Riparian Trees, Jonathan M. Friedman, James E. Roelle, and Brian S. Cade

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STRESS ORIENTATION DETERMINED FROM FAULT SLIP DATA IN HAMPEL WASH AREA, NEVADA, AND ITS RELATION TO CONTEMPORARY REGIONAL STRESS FIELD, Virgil A. Frizzell Jr. and Mark D. Zoback

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What Do We Know About Metal Recycling Rates?, T. E. Graedel, Julian Allwood, Jean-Pierre Birat, Matthias Buchert, Christian Hagelűken, Barbara K. Reck, Scott F. Sibley, and Guido Sonnemann

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Patterns of maternal yolk hormones in eastern screech owl eggs (Megascops asio), D. Caldwell Hahn

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Genetic Applications in Avian Conservation, Susan M. Haig, Whitcomb M. Bronaugh, Rachel S. Crowhurst, Jesse D'Elia, Collin A. Eagles-Smith, Clinton W. Epps, Brian Knaus, Mark P. Miller, Michael L. Moses, Sara Oyler-McCance, W. Douglas Robinson, and Brian Sidlauskas

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A Geospatial Approach to Identify Water Quality Issues for National Wildlife Refuges in Oregon and Washington, Jo Ellen Hinck, Kimberly Chojnacki, Susan Finger, Greg Linder, and Kevin Kilbride

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Integration of Palmer Drought Severity Index and remote sensing data to simulate wetland water surface from 1910 to 2009 in Cottonwood Lake area, North Dakota, Shengli Huang, Devendra Dahal, Claudia Young, Gyanesh Chander, and Shuguang Liu

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Challenges of Predicting the Potential Distribution of a Slow-spreading Invader: A Habitat Suitability Map for an Invasive Riparian Tree, Catherine S. Jarnevich and Lindsay V. Reynolds

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Soil carbon distribution in Alaska in relation to soil-forming factors, Kristofer D. Johnson, Jennifer Harden, A. David McGuire, Norman B. Bliss, James G. Bockheim, Mark Clark, Teresa Nettleton-Hollingsworth, M. Torre Jorgenson, Evan S. Kane, Michelle Mack, Jonathan O'Donnell, Chien-Lu Ping, Edward A.G. Schuur, Merritt R. Turetsky, and David W. Valentine

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Incorporating parametric uncertainty into population viability analysis models, Conor P. McGowan, Michael C. Runge, and Michael A. Larson

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The role of demographic compensation theory in incidental take assessments for endangered species, Conor P. McGowan, Mark R. Ryan, Michael C. Runge, Joshua J. Millspaugh, and Jean Fitts Cochrane

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A trans-dimensional Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithm for model assessment using frequency-domain electromagnetic data, Burke J. Minsley

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Hydrogeophysical Investigations at Hidden Dam, Raymond, California, Burke J. Minsley, Bethany L. Burton, Scott Ikard, and Michael H. Powers

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Plant Community Recovery Following Restoration in Semiarid Grasslands, Seth M. Munson and William K. Lauenroth

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An Exploratory Investigation of Polar Organic Compounds in Waters from a Lead–Zinc Mine and Mill Complex, Colleen E. Rostad, Christopher J. Schmitt, John G. Schumacher, and Thomas J. Leiker

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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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Avian Foods, Foraging and Habitat Conservation in World Rice Fields, Richard M. Kaminski, Kenneth J. Reinecke, and Joshua D. Stafford

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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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Absorption and biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers DE-71 and DE-79 in chicken (Gallus gallus), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), American kestrel (Falco sparverius) and black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) eggs, Moira A. McKernan, Barnett A. Rattner, Jeff S. Hatfield, Robert C. Hale, and Mary Ann Ottinger

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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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USGS Research Products Related to Lead-Zinc Mining In and Near the Mark Twain National Forest in Southeastern Missouri, 1989−2009, Christopher J. Schmitt

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The Toll of Toxics: Investigating Environmental Contaminants, Donald Sparling, Barnett A. Rattner, and John S. Barclay

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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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Development and application of a pollen-based paleohydrologic reconstruction from the Lower Roanoke River Basin, North Carolina, USA, Debra Willard, Christopher Bernhardt, Roger Brown, Bryan Landacre, and Philip Townsend

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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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Effects of mining-derived metals on riffle-dwelling benthic fishes in Southeast Missouri, USA, A. L. Allert, J. F. Fairchild, C. J. Schmitt, J. M. Besser, W. G. Brumbaugh, and S. J. Olson

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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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A robust, multisite Holocene history of drift ice off northern Iceland: implications for North Atlantic climate, John T. Andrews, Dennis Darby, Dennis Eberle, Anne E. Jennings, Matthias Moros, and Astrid Ogilvie

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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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Ecotoxicology studies with sediment, pore water, and surface water from the Palmerton Zinc site, John M. Besser, Bill Brumbaugh, and Chris Ingersoll

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Ecological impacts of lead mining on Ozark streams: Toxicity of sediment and pore water, John M. Besser, William G. Brumbaugh, Ann L. Allert, Barry C. Poulton, Christopher J. Schmitt, and Christopher G. Ingersoll

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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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The Neoglacial landscape and human history of Glacier Bay, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, southeast Alaska, USA, Cathy Connor, Greg Streveler, Austin Post, Daniel Monteith, and Wanye Howell

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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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Persistence of organochlorine chemical residues in fish from the Tombigbee River (Alabama, USA): Continuing risk to wildlife from a former DDT manufacturing facility, Jo Ellen Hinck, Ross J. Norstrom, Carl E. Orazio, Christopher J. Schmitt, 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