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

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2009

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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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MIGRATORY PATTERNS AND POPULATION STRUCTURE AMONG BREEDING AND WINTERING RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (MERGUS SERRATOR) AND COMMON MERGANSERS (M. MERGANSER) Характер миграций и попуЛяционная структура у Mergus serrator и M. merganser вместах зимовок и гнез ований, John M. Pearce, Kevin G. McCracken, Thomas K. Christensen, and Yuri N. Zhuravlev

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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

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Late-Seasonal A ctivity and Diet of the Eveninc Bat (Nycticeius Humeralis) in Nebraska, Keith Geluso, Jason P. Damm, and Ernest W. Valdez

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Mitochondrial DNA evolution in the Anaxyrus boreas species group, Anna M. Goebel, Tom A. Ranker, Paul Stephen Corn, and Richard G. Olmstead

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Home Range and Movements of Feral Cats on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i, Daniel M. Goltz, Steven C. Hess, Kevin W. Brinck, Paul C. Banko, and Raymond M. Danner

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Limited Occurrence of Denitrification in Four Shallow Aquifers in Agricultural Areas of the United States, Christopher T. Green, Larry J. Puckett, John Karl Böhlke, Barbara A. Bekins, Steven P. Phillips, Leon J. Kauffman, Judith M. Denver, and Henry M. Johnson

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Pesticide Fate and Transport throughout Unsaturated Zones in Five Agricultural Settings, USA, Tracy C. Hancock, Mark W. Sandstrom, Jason R. Vogel, Richard M.T. Webb, E. Randall Bayless, and Jack E. Barbash

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Chemical contaminants, health indicators, and reproductive biomarker responses in fish from rivers in the Southeastern United States, Jo Ellen Hinck, Vicki S. Blazer, Nancy D. Denslow, Kathy R. Echols, Robert W. Gale, Carla Wieser, Tom W. May, Mark Ellersieck, James J. Coyle, and Donald E. Tillitt

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Blood Parasites in Owls with Conservation Implications for the Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis), Heather D. Ishak, John P. Dumbacher, Nancy L. Anderson, John J. Keane, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Susan M. Haig, Lisa A. Tell, and Ravinder N. M. Sehgal

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Design of a naturalized flow regime—an example from the Lower Missouri River, USA, Robert B. Jacobson and David L. Galat

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Bioaccumulation of Pharmaceuticals and Other Anthropogenic Waste Indicators in Earthworms from Agricultural Soil Amended With Biosolid or Swine Manure, Chad Kinney, Edward Furlong, Dana Kolpin, Mark Burkhardt, Steven Zaugg, Stephen Werner, Joseph Bossio, and Mark Benotti

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Management and Conservation Note: Conserving Waste Rice for Wintering Waterfowl in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Jennifer P. Kross, Richard M. Kaminski, and Aaron T. Pearse

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Boselaphus tragocamelus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae), David M. Leslie Jr.

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The Threat of the Non-native Neotropical Rust Puccinia psidii to Hawaiian Biodiversity and Native Ecosystems: A Case Example of the Need for Prevention, Lloyd Loope, Janice Uchida, and Loyal Mehrhoff

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Comparison of the USGS 2001 NLCD to the 2002 USDA Census of Agriculture for the Upper Midwest United States, S. K. Maxwell, E. C. Wood, and A. Janus

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Comparison of the USGS 2001 NLCD to the 2002 USDA Census of Agriculture for the Upper Midwest United States, S.K. Maxwell, E.C. Wood, and A. Janus

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Influence of fipronil compounds and rice-cultivation land-use intensity on macroinvertebrate communities in streams of southwestern Louisiana, USA, Scott V. Mize, Stephen D. Porter, and Dennis K. Demcheck

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Paleoclimatic Significance of Chemical Weathering in Loess-Derived Paleosols of Subarctic Central Alaska, Daniel R. Muhs, Thomas A. Ager, Gary Skipp, Jossh Beann, James Budahn, and John P. McGeehin

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Origin and paleoclimatic signifi cance of late Quaternary loess in Nebraska: Evidence from stratigraphy, chronology, sedimentology, and geochemistry, Daniel R. Muhs, E. Arthur Bettis III, John N. Aleinikoff, John P. McGeehin, Jossh Beann, Gary Skipp, Brian D. Marshall, Helen M. Roberts, William C. Johnson, and Rachel Benton

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Geochemical evidence for airborne dust additions to soils in Channel Islands National Park, California, Daniel R. Muhs, James R. Budahn, Donald L. Johnson, Marith Reheis, Jossh Beann, Gary Skipp, Eric Fischer, and Julia A. Jones

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Corrigendum to ‘‘Distribution and environmental limitations of an amphibian pathogen in the Rocky Mountains, USA’’ [Biological Conservation 141 (2008) 1484–1492], Erin Muths, David S. Pilliod, and Lauren J. Livo

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Distribution and environmental limitations of an amphibian pathogen in the Rocky Mountains, USA, Erin Muths, David S. Pilliod, and Lauren J. Livo

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Developing conceptual hydrogeological model for Potsdam sandstones in southwestern Quebec, Canada, M. Nastev, Roger H. Morin, R. Godin, and A. Rouleau

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Population Structure of Mountain Plover as Determined Us ing Nuclear Microsatellites, S. J. Oyler-Mccance, Judy St. John, Robert F. Kysela, and Fritz L. Knopf

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Effects of Vegetation and Background Noise on the Detection Process in Auditory Avian Point-count Surveys, Krishna Pacifici, Theodore R. Simons, and Kenneth H. Pollock

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Site Fidelity Is an Inconsistent Determinant of Population Structure in the Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucull atus): Evidence from Genetic, Mark–Recapture, and Comparative Data, John M. Pearce, Peter Blums, and Mark S. Lindberg

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Tools and Technology Article: Evaluation of an Aerial Survey to Estimate Abundance of Wintering Ducks in Mississippi, Aaron T. Pearse, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Richard M. Kaminski, and Kenneth J. Reinecke

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Tools and Technology Article: Estimation and Correction of Visibility Bias in Aerial Surveys of Wintering Ducks, Aaron T. Pearse, Patrick D. Gerard, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Richard M. Kaminski, and Kenneth J. Reinecke

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Alien dominance of the parasitoid wasp community along an elevation gradient on Hawai’i Island, Robert W. Peck, Paul C. Banko, Marla Schwarzfeld, Melody Euaparadorn, and Kevin W. Brinck

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Spatial dynamics of overbank sedimentation in floodplain systems, Aaron R. Pierce and Sammy L. King

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Transport and Fate of Nitrate at the Ground-Water/Surface-Water Interface, Larry J. Puckett, Celia Zamora, Hedeff Essaid, John T. Wilson, Henry M. Johnson, Michael Brayton, and Jason R. Vogel

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Environmental Contaminant Hazards to Wildlife at National Capital Region and Mid-Atlantic National Park Service Units, Barnett A. Rattner and Betty K. Ackerson

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Integrated Modelling Frameworks for Environmental Assessment and Decision Support, A. E. Rizzoli, G. Leavesley, J. C. Ascough II, R. M. Argent, I. N. Athanasiadis, V. Brilhante, F. H. A. Claeys, O. David, M. Donatelli, P. Gijsbers, D. Havlik, A. Kassahun, P. Krause, N. W. T. Quinn, H. Scholten, R. S. Sojda, and F. Villa

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Intelligent Environmental Decision Support Systems, M. Sànchez-Marrè, K. Gibert, R. S. Sojda, J. P. Steyer, P. Struss, I. Rodríguez-Roda, J. Comas, V. Brilhante, and E. A. Roehl

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The Ecological Future of the North American Bison: Conceiving Long-Term, Large-Scale Conservation of Wildlife, Eric W. Sanderson, Kent H. Redford, Bill Weber, Keith Aune, Dick Baldes, Joel Berger, Dave Carter, Charles Curtin, James N. Derr, Steve Dobrott, Eva Fearn, Craig Fleener, Steve Forrest, Craig Gerlach, C. Cormack Gates, John E. Gross, Peter Gogan, Shaun Grassel, Jodi A. Hilty, Marv Jensen, Kyran Kunkel, Duane Lammers, Rurik List, Karen Minkowski, Tom Olson, Chris Pague, Paul B. Robertson, and Bob Stephenson

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Comparison of total mercury and methylmercury cycling at five sites using the small watershed approach, James B. Shanley, M. Alisa Mast, Donald H. Campbell, George R. Aiken, David P. Krabbenhoft, Randall J. Hunt, John F. Walker, Paul F. Schuster, Ann Chalmers, Brent T. Aulenbach, Norman E. Peters, Mark Marvin-DiPasquale, David W. Clow, and Martin M. Shafer

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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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Using the FORE-SCE model to project land-cover change in the southeastern United States, Terry Sohl and Kristi Sayler

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Estimation of Groundwater and Nutrient Fluxes to the Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, Timothy B. Spruill and John F. Bratton

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Occurrence and Fate of Pesticides in Four Contrasting Agricultural Settings in the United States, Gregory V. Steele, Henry M. Johnson, Mark W. Sandstrom, Paul D. Capel, and Jack E. Barbash

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Geochemical Evidence for Hydroclimatic Variability over the Last 2460 Years from Crevice Lake in Yellowstone National Park, USA, Lora R. Stevens and Walter E. Dean

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Influence of plankton mercury dynamics and trophic pathways on mercury concentrations of top predator fish of a mining-impacted reservoir, A. Robin Stewart, Michael K. Saiki, James S. Kuwabara, Charles N. Alpers, Mark Marvin-DiPasquale, and David P. Krabbenhoft

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Movements of Wintering Dunlin Calidris alpina and Changing Habitat Availability in an Agricultural Wetland Landscape, Oriane W. Taft, Peter M. Sanzenbacher, and Susan M. Haig

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Pesticides in Rain in Four Agricultural Watersheds in the United States, Jason R. Vogel, Michael S. Majewski, and Paul D. Capel

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The Overmyer Mastodon (Mammut americanum) from Fulton County, Indiana, Neal Woodman and Jon W. Branstrator

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Order Soricomorpha Gregory, 1910, Neal Woodman and Jaime Péfaur

2007

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Another Water Budget Myth: The Significance of Recoverable Ground Water in Storage, William M. Alley

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The Art and Science of Weed Mapping, David T. Barnett, Thomas J. Stohlgren, Catherine S. Jarnevich, Geneva W. Chong, Jenny A. Ericson, Tracy R. Davern, and Sara E. Simonson

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Development of the California Current during the past 12,000 yr based on diatoms and silicoflagellates, John A. Barron and David Bukry

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Solar Forcing of Gulf of California Climate During The Past 2000 Yr Suggested by Diatoms and Silicoflagellates, John A. Barron and David Bukry

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Surface-exposure ages of Front Range moraines that may have formed during the Younger Dryas, 8.2 cal ka, and Little Ice Age events, Larry Benson, Richard Madole, Peter Kubik, and Richard McDonald

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ANASAZI (PRE-COLUMBIAN NATIVE-AMERICAN) MIGRATIONS DURING THE MIDDLE-12TH AND LATE-13TH CENTURIES – WERE THEY DROUGHT INDUCED?, Larry Benson, Kenneth Petersen, and John Stein

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Possible impacts of early-11th-, middle-12th-, and late-13th-century droughts on western Native Americans and the Mississippian Cahokians, Larry V. Benson, Michael S. Berry, Edward A. Jolie, Jerry D. Spangler, David W. Stahle, and Eugene M. Hattori

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Sexual Selection Drives Speciation in an Amazonian Frog, Kathryn E. Boul, Chris Funk, Catherine R. Darst, David C. Cannatella, and Michael J. Ryan

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Microbial sulfate reduction and metal attenuation in pH 4 acid mine water, Clinton D. Church, Richard T. Wilkin, Charles N. Alpers, Robert O. Rye, and R. Blaine McCleskey

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Late Cenozoic Climate Changes in China’s Western Interior: A Review of Research on Lake Qinghai and Comparison with Other Records, Steven M. Colman, Shi-Yong Yua, Zhisheng Anc, Ji Shend, and A.C.G. Henderson

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Peptidomic analysis of skin secretions supports separate species status for the tailed frogs, Ascaphus truei and Ascaphus montanus, J. Michael Conlon, Catherine R. Bevier, Laurent Coquet, Jérôme Leprince, Thierry Jouenne, Hubert Vaudry, and Blake R. Hossack

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Amphibians and Disease: Implications for Conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Paul Stephen Corn

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Passive Aerobic Treatment of Net-Alkaline, Iron-Laden Drainage from a Flooded Underground Anthracite Mine, Pennsylvania, USA, Charles A. Cravotta III

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Evidence of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia Virus, and Toxoplasma gondii in Feral Cats on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, Raymond M. Danner, Daniel M. Goltz, Steven C. Hess, and Paul C. Banko

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Soil nematode communities are ecologically more mature beneath late- than early-successional stage biological soil crusts, Brian J. Darby, Deborah A. Neher, and Jayne Belnap

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Sediment Geochemical Records of Productivity and Oxygen Depletion Along the Margin of Western North America During the Past 60,000 Years: Teleconnections with Greenland Ice and the Cariaco Basin, Walter E. Dean

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Comparison of local- to regional-scale estimates of ground-water recharge in Minnesota, USA, Geoffrey N. Delin, Richard W. Healy, David L. Lorenz, and John R. Nimmo