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

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U-Pb Zircon Ages and Pb Isotope Geochemistry of Gold Deposits in the Carolina Slate Belt of South Carolina, R. A. Ayuso, J. L. Wooden, N. K. Foley, Robert R. Seal II, and A. K. Sinha

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Paleoceanographic History of the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California, During the Past 15,000 Years Based on Diatoms, Silicoflagellates, and Biogenic Sediments, John A. Barron, David Bukrya, and Walter E. Dean

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Glyphosate, Other Herbicides, And Transformation Products In Midwestern Streams, 2002, William A. Battaglin, Dana W. Kolpin, Elizabeth A. Scribner, Kathryn M. Kuivila, and Mark W. Sandstrom

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Taxonomic Relationships Among Phenacomys Voles as Inferred by Cytochrome b, M. Renee Bellinger, Susan M. Haig, Eric D. Forsman, and Thomas D. Mullins

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New data for Late Pleistocene Pinedale alpine glaciation from southwestern Colorado, Larry Benson, Richard Madole, Gary Landis, and John Gosse

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The benthic community of the eastern US continental shelf: A literature synopsis of benthic faunal resources, R. Allen Brooks, Carla N. Purdy, Susan S. Bell, and Kenneth J. Sulak

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Concentrations of Cadmium, Lead, and Zinc in Fish from Mining-Influenced Waters of Northeastern Oklahoma: Sampling of Blood, Carcass, and Liver for Aquatic Biomonitoring, William G. Brumbaugh, Christopher J. Schmitt, and Thomas W. May

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Acquisition and Evaluation of Thermodynamic Data for Bieberite-Moorhouseite Equilibria at 0.1 MPa, I-Ming Chou and Robert Seal II

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Determination of Goslarite–Bianchite Equilibria by the Humidity-Buffer Technique at 0.1 MPa, I-Ming Chou and Robert R. Seal II

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Paleontology and stratigraphy of upper Coniacianemiddle Santonian ammonite zones and application to erosion surfaces and marine transgressive strata in Montana and Alberta, W. A. Cobban, T. S. Dyman, and K. W. Porter

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Climate change and amphibians, P.S. Corn

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Conceptual model of sediment processes in the upper Yuba River watershed, Sierra Nevada, CA, Jennifer A. Curtis, Lorraine E. Flint, Charles N. Alpers, and Sarah M. Yarnell

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Estimated Ultraviolet Radiation Doses in Wetlands in Six National Parks, Stephen A. Diamond, Peter C. Trenham, Michael J. Adams, Blake R. Hossack, Roland A. Knapp, Stacey L. Stark, David Bradford, P. Stephen Corn, Ken Czarnowski, Paul D. Brooks, Dan Fagre, Bob Breen, Naomi E. Detenbeck, and Kathy Tonnessen

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Mountain Plover Population Responses to Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs in Montana, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Gary C. White, and Fritz L. Knopf

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Basal Tissue Structure In The Earliest Euconodonts: Testing Hypotheses Of Developmental Plasticity In Euconodont Phylogeny, Xi-Ping Dong, Philip C. J. Donoghue, and John E. Repetski

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The Impacts of Sprawl on Biodiversity: the Ant Fauna of the Lower Florida Keys, Elizabeth A. Forys and Craig R. Allen

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Population Structure of Columbia Spotted Frogs (Rana luteiventris) is Strongly Affected by the Landscape, W. Chris Funk, Michael S. Blouin, Paul Stephen Corn, Bryce A. Maxell, David S. Pilliod, Stephen Amish, and Fred W. Allendorf

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High Dispersal in a Frog Species Suggest that it is Vulnerable to Habitat Fragmentation, W. Chris Funk, Allison E. Greene, Paul Stephen Corn, and Fred W. Allendorf

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Transport of Chemical and Microbial Compounds from Known Wastewater Discharges: Potential for Use as Indicators of Human Fecal Contamination, Susan Glassmeyer, Edward Furlong, Dana Kolpin, Jeffrey Cahill, Steven Zaugg, Stephen Werner, Michael Meyer, and David Kryak

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A Complete Species Census and Evidence for Regional Declines in Piping Plovers, Susan M. Haig, Cheron L. Ferland, Francesca J. Cuthbert, Jack Dingledine, J. Paul Goossen, Anne Hecht, and Nell McPhillips

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Selenium impactson razorback sucker, Colorado River, Colorado I. Adults, Steven J. Hamilton, Kathy M. Holley, Kevin J. Buhl, Fern A. Bullard, L. Ken Weston, and Susan F. McDonald

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Lack of Significant Changes in the Herpetofauna of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, Since the 1920s, Blake R. Hossack, Paul Stephen Corn, and David S. Pilliod

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Establishing Native Grasses in a Big Sagebrush–Dominated Site: An Intermediate Restoration Step, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald and David A. Pyke

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Temporal analysis of the frequency and duration of low and high streamflow: years of record needed to characterize streamflow variability, Seungho Huh, David A. Dickey, M. R. Meador, and K. E. Ruhl

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THE COMPOSITION OF COEXISTING JAROSITE-GROUP MINERALS AND WATER FROM THE RICHMOND MINE, IRON MOUNTAIN, CALIFORNIA, Heather E. Jamieson, Clare Robinson, Charles N. Alpers, D. Kirk Nordstrom, Alexei Poustovetov, and Heather A. Lowers

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Microclimate and Nest-Site Selection in Micronesian Kingfishers, Dylan C. Kesler and Susan M. Haig

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Selection of Arboreal Termitaria for Nesting by Cooperatively Breeding Micronesian Kingfishers Todiramphus cinnamominus reichenbachii, Dylan C. Kesler and Susan M. Haig

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Conflicting Patterns of Genetic Structure Produced by Nuclear and Mitochondrial Markers in the Oregon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps wrighti): Implications for Conservation Efforts and Species Management, Mark P. Miller, Susan M. Haig, and Steven Wagner

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Characterization of Waste Rock Associated With Acid Drainage at the Penn Mine, California, by Ground-Based Visible to Short-Wave Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Assisted by Digital Mapping, Irene C. Montero S., George H. Brimhalla, Charles N. Alpers, and Gregg A. Swayze

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Characterization of waste rock associated with acid drainage at the Penn Mine, California, by ground-based visible to short-wave infrared reflectance spectroscopy assisted by digital mapping, Irene C. Montero S., George H. Brimhall, Charles N. Alpers, and Gregg A. Swayze

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Hydrologic properties of coal beds in the Powder River Basin, Montana I. Geophysical log analysis, Roger H. Morin

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Negative correlation between porosity and hydraulic conductivity in sand-and-gravel aquifers at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, Roger H. Morin

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Comparison of individual and pooled sampling methods for detecting bacterial pathogens of fish, Sonia Mumford, Chris Patterson, Joy Evered, Ray Brunson, Jay Levine, and Jim Winton

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Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI): A successful start to a national program in the United States, Erin Muths, Robin E. Jung, Larissa L. Bailey, Michael J. Adams, P. Stephen Corn, C. Kenneth Dodd Jr., Gary M. Fellers, Walter J. Sadinski, Cecil R. Schwalbe, Susan C. Walls, Robert N. Fisher, Alisa L. Gallant, William A. Battaglin, and D. Earl Green

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A Multilocus Population Genetic Survey of the Greater Sage-Grouse Across their Range, S. J. Oyler-Mccance, S.E. Taylor, and T. W. Quinn

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ESTIMATING MOIST-SOILS EEDS AVAILABLE TO WATERFOWL WITH DOUBLE SAMPLING FOR STRATIFICATION, Kenneth Reinecke and Kevin M. Hartke

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An Evaluation of Weather and Disease as Causes of Decline in Two Populations of Boreal Toads, Rick D. Scherer, Erin Muths, Barry R. Noon, and Paul Stephen Corn

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Environmental contaminants and biomarker responses in fish from the Rio Grande and its U.S. tributaries: Spatial and temporal trends, Christopher J. Schmitt, Jo Ellen Hinck, Vicki S. Blazer, Nancy D. Denslow, Gail M. Dethloff, Timothy M. Bartish, James J. Coyle, and Donald E. Tillitt

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Biochemical Effects of Lead, Zinc, and Cadmium from Mining on Fish in the Tri-States District of Northeastern Oklahoma, USA, Christopher J. Schmitt, Jeffrey J. Whyte, William G. Brumbaugh, and Donald E. Tillitt

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Geochemistry of Sulfate Minerals in High- and Low-Temperature Environments: A Tribute to Robert O. Rye, Robert R. Seal II, John L. Jambor, and Charles N. Alpers

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Late-Holocene flooding and drought in the Northern Great Plains, USA, reconstructed from tree rings, lake sediments and ancient shorelines, M. D. Shapley, W. C. Johnson, D. R. Engstrom, and W. R. Osterkamp

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Drought Effects On Water Quality In The South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Lori A. Sprague

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Patterns of fish use and piscivore abundance within a reconnected saltmarsh impoundment in the northern Indian River Lagoon, Florida, Philip W. Stevens, Clay L. Montague, and Kenneth J. Sulak

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The Value of Agricultural Wetlands as Invertebrate Resources for Wintering Shorebirds, Oriane W. Taft and Susan M. Haig

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Topographic, Bioclimatic, and Vegetation Characteristics of Three Ecoregion Classification Systems in North America: Comparisons Along Continent-wide Transects, Robert Thompson, Sarah Shafer, Katherine Anderson, Laura Strickland, Richard Pelltier, Patrick Bartlein, and Michael Kerwin

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Geographic Variation, Genetic Structure, and Conservation Unit Designation in the Larch Mountain Salamander (Plethodon larselli), R. Steven Wagner, Mark P. Miller, Charles M. Crisafulli, and Susan M. Haig

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Lack of Brown-Headed Cowbird Nest Parasitism in a Short Grass Region, Stephen L. Winter and Jack F. Cully Jr.

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A Curious Pellet From a Great Horned Owl (Bubo Virginianus), Neal Woodman, Carla J. Dove, and Suzanne C. Peurach

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Survival and Selection of Migrating Salmon from Capture-Recapture Models with Individual Traits, Richard W. Zabel, Tyler Wagner, James L. Congleton, Steven G. Smith, and John G. Williams

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Genetic Structure of Cougar Populations Across the Wyoming Basin: Metapopulation or Megapopulation, Charles R. Anderson Jr., Federick G. Lindzey, and David B. McDonald

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High Resolution Paleoceanography of the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California, During the Past 15 000 Years, John A. Barron, David Bukry, and James L. Bischoff

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Stress-induced, time-dependent fracture closure at hydrothermal conditions, N. M. Beeler and S. H. Hickman

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Sources of Ancient Maize Found in Chacoan Great Houses, Larry Benson

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The Tufas of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, Larry Benson

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The probable importance of snow and sediment shielding on cosmogenic ages of north-central Colorado Pinedale and pre-Pinedale moraines, Larry Benson, Richard Madole, William Phillips, Gary Landis, Terry Thomas, and Peter Kubik

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Limnological and Climatic Environments at Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon During the Past 45 000 Years, J. Platt Bradbury, Steven M. Colman, and Walter E. Dean

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The History of Recent Limnological Changes and Human Impact on Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, J. Platt Bradbury, Steven M. Colman, and Richard L. Reynolds

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An association of benthic foraminifera and gypsum in Holocene sediments of estuarine Chesapeake Bay, USA, John Cann and Thomas Cronin

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Grassland vegetation and bird communities in the southern Great Plains of North America, Robert N. Chapman, David M. Engle, Ronald E. Masters, and David M. Leslie Jr.

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A mechanical model of the San Andreas fault and SAFOD Pilot Hole stress measurements, Jean Chéry, Mark D. Zoback, and Stephen Hickman

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Corrigendum to ‘‘Radiocarbon dating, chronologic framework, and changes in accumulation rates of Holocene estuarine sediments from Chesapeake Bay’’ [Quaternary Research 57 (2002) 58–70], Steven M. Colman, Pattie C. Baucom, John F. Bratton, Thomas M. Cronin, John P. McGeehin, Debra Willard, Andrew R. Zimmerman, and Peter R. Vogt

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Chronology of sediment deposition in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, Steven M. Colman, J. Platt Bradbury, John P. McGeehin, Charles W. Holmes, David Edginton, and Andrei M. Sarna-Wojcicki

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Paleolimnology and Paleoclimate Studies in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, Steven M. Colman, J. Platt Bradbury, and Joseph G. Rosenbaum

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Stable Hydrogen Isotope Analysis of Bat Hair as Evidence for Seasonal Molt and Long-Distance Migration, Paul M. Cryan, Michael A. Bogan, Robert O. Rye, Gary P. Landis, and Cynthia L. Kester

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Geochemical Cycles in Sediments Deposited on the Slopes of the Guaymas and Carmen Basins of the Gulf of California Over the Last 180 Years, Walter E. Dean, Carol Prideb, and Robert Thunell

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Mercury and methylmercury concentrations and loads in the Cache Creek watershed, California, Joseph L. Domagalski, Charles N. Alpers, Darell G. Slotton, Thomas H. Suchanek, and Shaun M. Ayers

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Mortality of an Adult Cougar Due to a Forest Fire, Dorothy M. Fecske, Jonathan A. Jenks, and Frederick D. Lindzey

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High dispersal in a frog species suggests that it is vulnerable to habitat fragmentation, W. Chris Funk, Allison E. Greene, Paul Stephen Corn, and Fred W. Allendorf

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Reproduction and Seasonal Activity of Silver-Haired Bats in Western Nebraska, Keith Geluso, Jeffrey J. Huebschman, Jeremy A. White, and Michael A. Bogan

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Subspecific Relationships and Genetic Structure in the Spotted Owl, Susan M. Haig, Thomas D. Mullins, and Eric D. Forsman

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Genetic Identification of Spotted Owls, Barred Owls, and Their Hybrids: Legal Implications of Hybrid Identity, Susan M. Haig, Thomas D. Mullins, Eric D. Forsman, Pepper W. Trail, and Liv Wennerberg

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Stress orientations and magnitudes in the SAFOD pilot hole, Stephen Hickman and Mark D. Zoback

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Introduction to special section: Preparing for the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth, Stephen Hickman, Mark D. Zoback, and William Ellsworth

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Development of a 2001 National Land-Cover Database for the United States, Collin Homer, Chengquan Huang, Limin Yang, Bruce K. Wylie, and Michael Coan

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Earthquake source parameters determined by the SAFOD Pilot Hole seismic array, Kazutoshi Imanishi, William L. Ellsworth, and Stephanie G. Prejean

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Stress field variations in the Swiss Alps and the northern Alpine foreland derived from inversion of fault plane solutions, Ulrike Kastrup, Mary Lou Zoback, Nicholas Deichmann, Keith Evans, Domenico Giardini, and Andrew J. Michael

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Thermal Characteristics of Wild and Captive Micronesian Kingfisher Nesting Habitats, Dylan C. Kesler and Susan M. Haig

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A Holocene pollen record of persistent droughts from Pyramid Lake, Nevada, USA, Scott A. Mensing, Larry Benson, Michaele Kashgarian, and Steve Lund

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New Distributional Record of the Nothern Redbelly Dace in the Northern Great Plains, Nathan M. Morey and Charles R. Berry Jr.

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Federal Listing of Prairie Grouse: Lessons from the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, Michael Morrow, Terry A. Rossignol, and Nova J. Silvy

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Mineralogical maturity in dunefields of North America, Africa and Australia, Daniel R. Muhs

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Holocene loess deposition and soil formation as competing processes, Matanuska Valley, southern Alaska, Daniel R. Muhs, John P. McGeehin, Jossh Beann, and Eric Fisher

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Differential parasitism of seed-feeding Cydia (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by native and alien wasp species relative to elevation in subalpine Sophora (Fabaceae) forests on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, Peter T. Oboyski, John W. Slotterback, and Paul C. Banko

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Contamination of groundwater under cultivated fields in an arid environment, central Arava Valley, Israel, O. Oren, Y. Yechieli, J.K. Bohlke, and A. Dody

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Enhanced Marine Productivity Off Western North America During Warm Climate Intervals of the Past 52 k.y., J.D. Ortiz, S.B. O’Connell, J. DelViscio, W. Dean, J.D. Carriquiry, T. Marchitto, Y. Zheng, and A. van Geen

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Record of Late Pleistocene Glaciation and Deglaciation in the Southern Cascade Range. I. Petrological Evidence from Lacustrine Sediment in Upper Klamath Lake, Southern Oregon, Richard L. Reynolds, Joseph G. Rosenbaum, Josh Rapp, Michael W. Kerwin, J. Platt Bradbury, David Adam, and Steven Colman

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Great Plains Ecosystems: Past, Present, and Future, Fred B. Samson, Fritz L. Knopf, and Wayne Ostlie

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CONCENTRATIONS OF ARSENIC, CADMIUM, COPPER, LEAD, SELENIUM, AND ZINC IN FISH FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN, 1995, Christopher J. Schmitt

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IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C-9: AN ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEM IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD, Judith M. Sheridan and Stephen H. Hickman

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History of Greater Sage-grouse in the Dakotas: Distribution and Population Trends, Joe T. Smith, Lester D. Flake, Kenneth F. Higgins, and Gerald D. Kobriger

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Estimating accumulation rates and physical properties of sediment behind a dam: Englebright Lake, Yuba River, northern California, Noah P. Snyder, David M. Rubin, Charles N. Alpers, Jonathan R. Childs, Jennifer A. Curtis, Lorraine E. Flint, and Scott A. Wright

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Persistence of pharmaceutical compounds and other organic wastewater contaminants in a conventional drinking-water-treatment plant, Paul E. Stackelberg, Edward T. Furlong, Michael T. Meyer, Steven D. Zaugg, Alden K. Henderson, and Dori B. Reissman

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Mudfish on the Menu? Rise of the Much-Maligned Bowfin, Ken Sulak

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Use of Radar Remote Sensing (RADARSAT) to Map Winter Wetland Habitat for Shorebirds in an Agricultural Landscape, Oriane W. Taft, Susan M. Haig, and Chris Kiilsgaard

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Distribution and Abundance of the Mariana Subspecies of the Common Moorhen, Leilani L. Takano and Susan M. Haig

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Fine-scale structure of the San Andreas fault zone and location of the SAFOD target earthquakes, C. Thurber, S. Roecker, H. Zhang, S. Baher, and W. Ellsworth

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Streaks, multiplets, and holes: High-resolution spatio-temporal behavior of Parkfield seismicity, F. Waldhauser, W. L. Ellsworth, D. P. Schaff, and A. Cole

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Testing density-dependent groundwater models: two-dimensional steady state unstable convection in infinite, finite and inclined porous layers, Douglas Weatherill, Craig T. Simmons, Clifford I. Voss, and Neville I. Robinson

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Uranium-series coral ages from the US Atlantic Coastal Plain–the ‘‘80 ka problem’’ revisited, John F. Wehmiller, Kathleen R. Simmons, Hai Cheng, R. Lawrence Edwards, Jamie Martin-McNaughton, Linda L. York, David E. Krantz, and Chuan-Chou Shen

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The H4IIE Cell Bioassay as an Indicator of Dioxin-like Chemicals in Wildlife and the Environment, J. J. Whyte, Christopher J. Schmitt, and D. E. Tillitt