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

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2013

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Development of an in vitro assay for detecting botulinum neurotoxin type E with application to avian botulism in the Great Lakes, T.M. Piazza, D.S. Blehert, M.D. Samuel, F.M. Dunning, F.N. Zeytin, and W.C. Tucker

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Radiocarbon dating late Quaternary loess deposits using small terrestrial gastropod shells, Jeffrey S. Pigati, John McGeehin, Daniel R. Muhs, and E. Arthur Bettis III

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Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture to common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius), Barnett A. Rattner, Rebecca S. Lazarus, Gary H. Heinz, Natalie K. Karouna-Renier, Sandra L. Schultz, and Robert C. Hale

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Influence of management and precipitation on carbon fluxes in Great Plains grasslands, Matthew Rigge, Bruce K. Wylie, Li Zhang, and Stephen P. Boyte

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Estimation of Evapotranspiration Across the Conterminous United States Using a Regression with Climate and Land-Cover Data, Ward E. Sanford and David L. Selnick

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Using hand proportions to test taxonomic boundaries within the Tupaia glis species complex (Scandentia, Tupaiidae), Eric J. Sargis, Neal Woodman, Aspen T. Reese, and Link E. Olson

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An algorithmic and information-theoretic approach to multimetric index construction, Donald R. Schoolmaster Jr., James B. Grace, E. William Schweiger, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, Brian R. Mitchell, Kathryn M. Miller, and Amanda M. Little

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A causal examination of the effects of confounding factors on multimetric indices, Donald R. Schoolmaster Jr., James B. Grace, E. William Schweiger, Brian R. Mitchell, and Glenn R. Guntenspergen

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Operational Evapotranspiration Mapping Using Remote Sensing and Weather Datasets: A New Parameterization for the SSEB Approach, Gabriel B. Senay, Stefanie Bohms, Ramesh K. Singh, Prasanna H. Gowda, Naga M. Velpuri, Henok Alemu, and James P. Verdin

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Introduced northern pike predation on salmonids in southcentral alaska, Adam J. Sepulveda, David S. Rutz, Sam S. Ivey, Kristine J. Dunker, and Jackson A. Gross

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Avian response to timber harvesting applied experimentally to manage Cerulean Warbler breeding populations, James Sheehan, Petra Bohall Wood, David A. Buehler, Patrick D. Keyser, Jeffrey L. Larkin, Amanda D. Rodewald, T. Bently Wigley, Than J. Boves, Gregory A. George, Marja H. Bakermans, Tiffany A. Beachy, Andrea Evans, Molly E. McDermott, Felicity L. Newell, Kelly A. Perkins, and Matthew White

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Effects of Linking a Soil-Water-Balance Model with a Groundwater-Flow Model, Jennifer S. Stanton, Derek W. Ryter, and Steven M. Peterson

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White-nose syndrome is likely to extirpate the endangered Indiana bat over large parts of its range, Wayne E. Thogmartin, Carol A. Sanders-Reed, Jennifer A. Szymanski, Patrick C. McKann, Lori Pruitt, R. Andrew King, Michael C. Runge, and Robin E. Russell

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Foraging Habitat for Shorebirds in Southeastern Missouri and its Predicted Future Availability, Daniel J. Twedt

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Impacts of Migratory Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) on Microbial Water Quality in the Central Platte River, Nebraska, USA, Jason R. Vogel, Dale W. Griffin, Hon S. Ip, Nicholas J. Ashbolt, Matthew T. Moser, Jingrang Lu, Mary K. Beitz, Hodon Ryu, and Jorge W. Santo Domingo

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A global standard for monitoring coastal wetland vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise, Edward L. Webb, Daniel A. Friess, Ken W. Krauss, Donald R. Cahoon, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, and Jacob Phelps

2012

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On Modeling Weak Sinks in MODPATH, Daniel Abrams, H. Haitjema, and L. Kauffman

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Effects of Mining-Derived Metals on Riffle-Dwelling Crayfish in Southwestern Missouri and Southeastern Kansas, USA, Ann L. Allert, Robert J. DiStefano, Christopher J. Schmitt, James F. Fairchild, and William G. Brumbaugh

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The Driving Forces Of Land Change In The Northern Piedmont Of The United States, Roger F. Auch, Darrell E. Napton, Steven Kambly, Thomas R. Moreland Jr., and Kristi L. Sayler

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Hurricane disturbance and recovery of energy balance, CO2 fluxes and canopy structure in a mangrove forest of the Florida Everglades, Jordan G. Barr, Vic Engel, Thomas J. Smith, and José D. Fuentes

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Development and application of methods used to source prehistoric Southwestern maize: a review, Larry Benson

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Insights from a synthesis of old and new climate-proxy data from the Pyramid and Winnemucca lake basins for the period 48 to 11.5 cal ka, Larry Benson, J.P. Smoot, S.P. Lund, S.A. Mensing, F.F. Foit Jr., and R.O. Rye

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Long-term effects of the ‘Exxon Valdez’ oil spill: sea otter foraging in the intertidal as a pathway of exposure to lingering oil, James L. Bodkin, Brenda E. Ballachey, Heather A. Coletti, George G. Esslinger, Kimberly A. Kloecker, Stanley D. Rice, John A. Reed, and Daniel H. Monson

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Gene transcription in sea otters (Enhydra lutris); development of a diagnostic tool for sea otter and ecosystem health, Lizabeth Bowen, A. Keith Miles, Michael Murray, Martin Haulena, Judy Tuttle, William Van Bonn, Lance Adams, James L. Bodkin, Brenda Ballachey, James A. Estes, M. Tim Tinker, Robin Keister, and Jeffrey L. Stott

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The population structure of Escherichia coli isolated from subtropical and temperate soils, Muruleedhara N. Byappanahalli, Tao Yan, Matthew J. Hamilton, Satoshi Ishii, Roger S. Fujioka, Richard L. Whitman, and Michael J. Sadowsky

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Global air temperature variability independent of sea-surface temperature influences, Andrew C. Comrie and Gregory J. McCabe

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Simulated Effects Of Host Fish Distribution On Juvenile Unionid Mussel Dispersal In A Large River, J. A. Daraio, L. J. Weber, Steven J. Zigler, Teresa J. Newton, and John M. Nestler

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Dynamics of Plains Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) Forests and Historical Landscape Change along Unchannelized Segments of the Missouri River, USA, Mark D. Dixon, W. Carter Johnson, Michael L. Scott, Daniel E. Bowen, and Lisa A. Rabbe

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Partial systematic adaptive cluster sampling, Arthur L. Dryver, Urairat Netharn, and David R. Smith

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Landscape controls on the timing of spring, autumn, and growing season length in mid-Atlantic forests, Andrew J. Elmore, Steven M. Guinn, Burke J. Minsley, and Andrew Richardson

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Copper Pellets Simulating Oral Exposure to Copper Ammunition: Absence of Toxicity in American Kestrels (Falco sparverius), J. Christian Franson, Lesanna L. Lahner, Carol U. Meteyer, and Barnett A. Rattner

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Linking River Management To Species Conservation Using Dynamic Landscape-Scale Models, M. C. Freeman, G. R. Buell, L. E. Hay, W. B. Hughes, R. B. Jacobson, J. W. Jones, S. A. Jones, J. H. Lafontaine, K. R. Odom, J. T. Peterson, J. W. Riley, J. S. Schindler, C. Shea, and J. D. Weaver

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Mapping Recent Decadal Climate Variations in Precipitation and Temperature across Eastern Africa and the Sahel, Christopher Funk, Joel Michaelsen, and Michael T. Marshall

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Complementarity of ResourceSat-1 AWiFS and Landsat TM/ETM+ sensors, S.N. Goward, G. Chander, M. Pagnutti, A. Marx, R. Ryan, N. Thomas, and R. Tetrault

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Wildlife Toxicology: Environmental Contaminants and Their National and International Regulation, K. Christiana Grim, Anne Fairbrother, and Barnett A. Rattner

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Identifying grasslands suitable for cellulosic feedstock crops in the Greater Platte River Basin: dynamic modeling of ecosystem performance with 250 m eMODIS, Yingxin Gu, Stephen P. Boyte, Bruce K. Wylie, and Larry L. Tieszen

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Genetic Population Substructure in Bison at Yellowstone National Park, Natalie D. Halbert, Peter J. P. Gogan, Philip W. Hedrick, Jacquelyn M. Wahl, and James N. Derr

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Reconciling estimates of the contemporary North American carbon balance among terrestrial biosphere models, atmospheric inversions, and a new approach for estimating net ecosystem exchange from inventory-based data, Daniel J. Hayes, David P. Turner, Graham Stinson, A. David Mcguire, Yaxing Wei, Tristram O. West, Linda S. Heath, Bernardus Dejong, Brian G. Mcconkey, Richard A. Birdsey, Werner A. Kurz, Andrew R. Jacobson, Deborah N. Huntzinger, Yude Pan, W. Mac Post, and Robert B. Cook

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Effects of biotic disturbances on forest carbon cycling in the United States and Canada, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Craig D. Allen, Ankur R. Desai, Michael C. Dietze, Ronald J. Hall, Edward (Ted) H. Hogg, Daniel M. Kashian, David Moore, Kenneth F. Raffa, Rona N. Sturrock, and James Vogelmann

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Field experiment provides ground truth for surface nuclear magnetic resonance measurement, Rosemary Knight, Elliot Grunewald, Trevor Irons, Katherine Dlubac, Yiqiao Song, Henry N. Bachman, Ben Grau, Dave Walsh, Jared D. Abraham, and Jim Cannia

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Improved Mapping of National Atmospheric Deposition Program Wet-deposition in Complex Terrain using PRISM-gridded Data Sets, Natalie E. Latysh and Gregory Alan Wetherbee

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Grizzly Bear Population Vital Rates and Trend in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem, Montana, Richard D. Mace, Daniel W. Carney, Tonya Chilton-Radandt, Stacy A. Courville, Mark A. Haroldson, Richard B. Harris, James Jonkel, Bruce Mclellan, Michael Madel, Timothy Manley, Charles Schwartz, Christopher Servheen, Gordon Stenhouse, John S. Waller, and Erik Wenum

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Agricultural Drought Monitoring in Kenya Using Evapotranspiration Derived from Remote Sensing and Reanalysis Data, Michael T. Marshall, Christopher Funk, and Joel Michaelsen

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Airborne electromagnetic imaging of discontinuous permafrost, Burke J. Minsley, Jared D. Abraham, Bruce D. Smith, James C. Cannia, Clifford I. Voss, M. Torre Jorgenson, Michelle A. Walvoord, Bruce K. Wylie, Lesleigh Anderson, Lyndsay B. Ball, Maryla Deszcz-Pan, Tristan P. Wellman, and Thomas A. Ager

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Remote sensing of sagebrush canopy nitrogen, Jessica J. Mitchell, Nancy F. Glenn, Temuulen T. Sankey, DeWayne R. Derryberry, and Matthew J. Germino

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Soil Genesis on the Island of Bermuda in the Quaternary: The Importance of African Dust Transport and Deposition, Daniel R. Muhs, James R. Budahn, Joseph M. Prospero, Gary Skipp, and Stanley R. Herwitz

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Gonadal abnormalities in frogs (Lithobates spp.) collected from managed wetlands in an agricultural region of Nebraska, USA, Diana M. Papoulias, Matt S. Schwarz, and Lourdes Mena

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Strontium isotope systematics of mixing groundwater and oil-field brine at Goose Lake in northeastern Montana, USA, Zell E. Peterman, Joanna N. Thamke, Kiyoto Futa, and Todd M. Preston

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Climate Change and Infectious Disease Dynamics, Raina K. Plowright, Paul C. Cross, Gary M. Tabor, Emily Almberg, Leslie Bienen, and Peter J. Hudson

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Long-term impacts of invasive species on a native top predator in a large lake system, Scott A. Rush, Gordon Paterson, Tim B. Johnson, Ken G. Drouillard, Gordon D. Haffner, Craig E. Hebert, Michael T. Arts, Daryl J. Mcgoldric, Sean M. Backus, Brian F. Lantry, Jana R. Lantry, Ted Schaner, and Aaron T. Fisk

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Groundwater depletion and sustainability of irrigation in the US High Plains and Central Valley, Bridget R. Scanlon, Claudia C. Faunt, Laurent Longuevergne, Robert C. Reedy, William M. Alley, Virginia L. McGuire, and Peter B. McMahon

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Heterogeneous detection probabilities for imperiled Missouri River fishes: implications for large-river monitoring programs, Joshua T. Schloesser, Craig P. Paukert, Wyatt J. Doyle, Tracy D. Hill, Kirk D. Steffensen, and Vince H. Travnichek

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Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration for Operational Drought Monitoring Using Principles of Water and Energy Balance, Gabriel B. Senay, Stefanie Bohms, and James P. Verdin

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Lake sturgeon population attributes and reproductive structure in the Namakan Reservoir, Minnesota and Ontario, S. L. Shaw, S. R. Chipps, Steve K. Windels, M. A. H. Webb, Darryl T. McLeod, and D. W. Willis

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Strategies for Wildlife Disease Surveillance, Jonathan M. Sleeman, Christopher J. Brand, and Scott D. Wright

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History and evaluation of national-scale geochemical data sets for the United States, David B. Smith, Steven M. Smith, and John D. Horton

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Hybridization among Arctic white-headed gulls (Larus spp.) obscures the genetic legacy of the Pleistocene, Sarah A. Sonsthagen, R. Terry Chesser, Douglas A. Bell, and Carla J. Dove

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Habitat and prey availability attributes associated with juvenile and early adult pallid sturgeon occurrence in the Missouri River, USA, Bryan D. Spindler, Steven R. Chipps, Robert A. Klumb, Brian D. S. Graeb, and Michael C. Wimberly

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Catching Air - Those Magnificent Jumping Suwannee Sturgeons, Ken Sulak

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Feeding habitats of the Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi, in the Suwannee and Yellow rivers, Florida, as identified by multiple stable isotope analyses, Kenneth J. Sulak, J. J. Berg, and M. Randall

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East versus West: Organic contaminant differences in brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) eggs from South Carolina, USA and the Gulf of California, Mexico, Stacy S. Vander Pol, Daniel W. Anderson, Patrick G.R. Jodice, and Joyce E. Stuckey

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Monitoring gradual ecosystem change using Landsat time series analyses: Case studies in selected forest and rangeland ecosystems, James E. Vogelmann, George Xian, Collin Homer, and Brian Tolk

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Critique on the Use of the Standardized Avian Acute Oral Toxicity Test for First Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides, Nimish B. Vyas and Barnett A. Rattner

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Do bioclimate variables improve performance of climate envelope models?, James I. Watling, Stephanie S. Romanach, David N. Bucklin, Carolina Speroterra, Laura A. Brandt, Leonard G. Pearlstine, and Frank J. Mazzotti

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Sorta Situ: The New Reality of Management Conditions for Wildlife Populations in the Absence of "Wild" Spaces, Barbara A. Wolfe, Roberto F. Aguilar, A. Alonso Aguirre, Glenn H. Olsen, and Evan S. Blumer

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Taxonomic status and relationships of Sorex obscurus parvidens Jackson, 1921, from California, Neal Woodman

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Predicting impacts of increased CO2 and climate change on the water cycle and water quality in the semiarid James River Basin of the Midwestern USA, Yiping Wu, Shuguang Liu, and Alisa L. Gallant

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Identifying potential areas for biofuel production and evaluating the environmental effects: a case study of the James River Basin in the Midwestern United States, Yiping Wu, Shuguang Liu, and Zhengpeng Li

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Fitting statistical distributions to sea duck count data: Implications for survey design and abundance estimation, Elise F. Zipkin, Jeffery B. Leirness, Brian P. Kinlan, Allan F. O’Connell, and Emily D. Silverman

2011

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Airborne Electromagnetic Surveys For 3d Geological Mapping, Jared D. Abraham and James C. Cannia

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Erratum to: Factors Controlling Pre-Columbian and Early Historic Maize Productivity in the American Southwest, Part 2: The Chaco Halo, Mesa Verde, Pajarito Plateau/Bandelier, and Zuni Archaeological Regions, Larry Benson

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Factors Controlling Pre-Columbian and Early Historic Maize Productivity in the American Southwest, Part 2: The Chaco Halo, Mesa Verde, Pajarito Plateau/ Bandelier, and Zuni Archaeological Regions, Larry Benson

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Factors Controlling Pre-Columbian and Early Historic Maize Productivity in the American Southwest, Part 1: The Southern Colorado Plateau and Rio Grande Regions, Larry V. Benson

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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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Introduction to “Environmental Contaminants in Biota, 2nd edition”, W. Nelson Beyer and James P. Meador

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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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Lead in Birds, J. Christian Franson and Deborah J. Pain

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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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Selenium in Birds, Harry M. Ohlendorf and Gary H. Heinz

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History of Wildlife Toxicology and the Interpretation of Contaminant Concentrations in Tissues, Barnett A. Rattner, Anton M. Scheuhammer, and John E. Ellott

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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