Publications from the Department of Natural Resources Science faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2018

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Remote Sensing of Floodpath Lakes and Wetlands: A Challenging Frontier in the Monitoring of Changing Environments, Yeqiao Wang and Hervé Yésou

Submissions from 2017

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Geographic variation in apparent competition between native and invasive Phragmites australis, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Laura A. Meyerson, and James T. Cronin

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Lineage overwhelms environmental conditions in determining rhizosphere bacterial community structure in a cosmopolitan invasive plant, Jennifer L. Bowen, Patrick J. Kearns, Jarrett E. K. Byrnes, Sara Wigginton, Warwick J. Allen, Michael Greenwood, Khang Tran, Jennifer Yu, James T. Cronin, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Responses of a Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Population to Creation of Early-successional Habitat, Scott W. Buchanan, Bill Buffum, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Assessing the Density of Vegetation for Wildlife Cover in Regenerating Clearcuts via Analysis of Digital Imagery, Bill Buffum and Scott R. McWilliams

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Salt Marsh Monitoring in Jamaica Bay, New York from 2003 to 2013: A Decade of Change from Restoration to Hurricane Sandy, Anthony Campbell, Yeqiao Wang, Mark Christiano, and Sara Stevens

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Assessing Thermally Stressful Events in a Rhode Island Coldwater Fish Habitat Using the SWAT Model, Britta Chambers, Soni Pradhanang, and Arthur Gold

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Evolutionary response to global change: Climate and land use interact to shape color polymorphism in a woodland salamander, Bradley J. Cosentino, Jean-David Moore, Nancy E. Karraker, Martin Ouellet, and James P. Gibbs

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Reproductive Biology and Natural History of the White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris Gray, 1842) in Hong Kong, Anne Devan-Song, Paolo Martelli, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Cosmopolitan Species As Models for Ecophysiological Responses to Global Change: The Common Reed Phragmites australis, Franziska Eller, Hana Skálová, Joshua S. Caplan, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Melissa K. Burger, James T. Cronin, Wen-Yong Guo, Xiao Guo, Eric L. G. Hazelton, Karin M. Kettenring, Carla Lambertini, Melissa K. McCormick, Laura A. Meyerson, Thomas J. Mozdzer, Petr Pyšek, Brian K. Sorrell, Dennis Whigham, and Hans Brix

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Evaluation of Riparian Condition of Songhua River by Integration of Remote Sensing and Field Measurements, Bolin Fu, Ying Li, Yeqiao Wang, Anthony Campbell, Bai Zhang, Shubai Yin, Honglei Zhu, Zefeng Xing, and Xiaomin Jin

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Activity Patterns and Habitat Use of Ansonia hanitschi on Gunung Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Nancy E. Karraker, David Bickford, Samantha Fischer, Anne Devan-Song, Alicia Tan, Jennifer Sheridan, Paul Yambun, and Maklarin Lakim

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Land Use, Climate, and Water Resources—Global Stages of Interaction, Sujay S. Kaushal, Arthur J. Gold, and Paul M. Mayer

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Does forest extent affect salamander survival? Evidence from a long‐term demographic study of a tropical newt, Anthony Lau, Nancy E. Karraker, and David Dudgeon

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Divergent Responses in Growth and Nutritional Quality of Coastal Macroalgae to the Combination of Increased pCO2 and Nutrients, Gordon T. Ober and Carol S. Thornber

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Spatial and Temporal Variability in Macroalgal Blooms 1 in a Eutrophied Coastal Estuary, Carol S. Thornber, Michele Guidone, Christopher Deacutis, Lindsay Green, Christine N. Ramsay, and Melissa Palmisciano

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High‐Frequency Dissolved Organic Carbon and Nitrate Measurements Reveal Differences in Storm Hysteresis and Loading in Relation to Land Cover and Seasonality, M. C. H. Vaughan, W. B. Bowden, J. B. Shanley, A. Vermilyea, R. Sleeper, Arthur J. Gold, Soni M. Pradhanang, S. P. Inamdar, D. F. Levia, A. S. Andres, F. Birgand, and A. W. Schroth

Submissions from 2016

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Denitrifying Bioreactors for Nitrate Removal: A Meta-Analysis, Kelly Addy, Arthur J. Gold, Laura E. Christianson, Mark B. David, Louis A. Schipper, and Nicole A. Ratigan

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Biogeography of a plant invasion: genetic variation and plasticity in latitudinal clines for traits related to herbivory, Ganesh P. Bharrarai, Laura A. Meyerson, Jack Anderson, David Cummings, Warwick J. Allen, and James T. Cronin

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Hell and High Water: Diminished Septic System Performance in Coastal Regions Due to Climate Change, Jennifer A. Cooper, George W. Loomis, and José A. Amador

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The role of the antioxidant system during intense endurance exercise: lessons from migrating birds, Clara Cooper-Mullin and Scott R. McWilliams

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Niche shifts and energetic condition of songbirds in response to phenology of food-resource availability in a high-elevation sagebrush ecosystem, Kyle A. Cutting, Michelle L. Anderson, Erik A. Beever, Sean R. Schroff, Eric Klaphake, Nathan Korb, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Why rhetoric matters for ecology, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke and Bridie McGreavy

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Dislodgement force and shell morphology vary according to wave exposure in a tropical gastropod (Cittarium pica), Graham E. Forrester, Reuben J.A. Macfarlan, Allison J. Holevoet, and Sarah Merolla

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Will Dam Removal Increase Nitrogen Flux to Estuaries?, Arthur Gold, Kelly Addy, Alisa Morrison, and Marissa Simpson

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Costs of Locomotion in Polar Bears: When do the Costs Outweigh the Benefits of Chasing Down Terrestrial Prey?, Linda J. Gormezano, Scott R. McWilliams, David T. Iles, and Robert F. Rockwell

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Determinants of spread in an urban landscape by an introduced lizard, Jason J. Kolbe, Paul VanMiddlesworth, Andrew C. Battles, James T. Stroud, Bill Buffum, Richard T. T. Forman, and Jonathan B. Losos

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Stakeholder perceptions of ecosystem services of the Wami River and Estuary, Catherine G. McNally, Arthur J. Gold, Richard B. Pollnac, and Halima R. Kiwango

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Dietary antioxidants and flight exercise in female birds affect allocation of nutrients to eggs: how carry-over effects work, Megan M. Skrip, Navindra P. Seeram, Tao Yuan, Hang Ma, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Diet of the endangered big-headed turtle Platysternon megacephalum, Yik-Hei Sung, Billy C.H. Hau, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: complementing the unified framework for biological invasions, Rafael D. Zenni, Ian A. Dickie, Michael J. Wingfield, Heidi Hirsch, Casparus J. Crous, Laura A. Meyerson, Treena I. Burgess, Thalita G. Zimmermann, Metha M. Klock, Evan Siemann, Alexandra Erfmeier, Roxana Aragon, Lia Montti, and Johannes J. Le Roux

Submissions from 2015

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An Analysis of Overstory Tree Canopy Cover in Sites Occupied by Native and Introduced Cottontails in the Northeastern United States with Recommendations for Habitat Management for New England Cottontail, Bill Buffum, Thomas J. McGreevy Jr., Amy E. Gottfried, Mary E. Sullivan, and Thomas P. Husband

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Biogeography of a Plant Invasion: Plant–Herbivore Interactions, James T. Cronin, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Warwick J. Allen, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Spatiotemporal Correlations between Water Footprint and Agricultural Inputs: A Case Study of Maize Production in Northeast China, Peili Duan, Lijie Qin, Yeqiao Wang, and Hongshi He

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Comparing monitoring data collected by volunteers and professionals shows that citizen scientists can detect long-term change on coral reefs, Graham E. Forrester, Patricia Baily, Dennis Conetta, Linda Forrester, Elizabeth Kintzing, and Lianna Jarecki

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Episodic Disturbance from Boat Anchoring Is a Major Contributor to, but Does Not Alter the Trajectory of, Long-Term Coral Reef Decline, Graham E. Forrester, Rebecca L. Flynn, Linda M. Forrester, and Lianna L. Jarecki

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Challenging the View that Invasive Non-Native Plants are not a Significant Threat to the Floristic Diversity of Great Britain, Philip E. Hulme, Aníbal Pauchard, Petr Pyšek, Montserrat Vilà, Christina Alba, Tim M. Blackburn, James M. Bullock, Milan Chytrý, Wayne Dawson, Alison M. Dunn, Franz Essl, Piero Genovesi, Lindsay C. Maskell, Laura A. Meyerson, Martin A. Nuñez, Jan Pergl, Oliver L. Prescott, Michael J.O. Pocock, David M. Richardson, Helen E. Roy, Simon M. Smart, Kateřina Štajerová, Thomas Stohlgren, Mark van Kleunen, and Marten Winter

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Beaver Ponds: Resurgent Nitrogen Sinks for Rural Watersheds in the Northeastern United States, Julia G. Lazar, Kelly Addy, Arthur J. Gold, Peter M. Groffman, Richard A. McKinney, and Dorothy Q. Kellogg

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Responses of Birds to Humans at a Coastal Barrier Beach: Napatree Point, Rhode Island, Thomas W. Mayo, Peter W. C. Paton, and Pete August

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Migrating Songbirds on Stopover Prepare for, and Recover from, Oxidative Challenges Posed by Long-Distance Flight, Megan M. Skrip, Ulf Bauchinger, Wolfgang Goymann, Leonida Fusani, Massimiliano Cardinale, Rebecca R. Alan, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Using Land-Based Surveys to Assess Sea Duck Abundance and Behavior in Nearshore Waters of Southern New England, USA, Adam Smith, Scott R. McWilliams, Kristopher J. Winiarski, Carol L. Trocki, Brian Harris, Jason E. Osenkowski, and Peter W. C. Paton

Submissions from 2014

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Does Proximity to Wetland Shrubland Increase the Habitat Value for Shrubland Birds of Small Patches of Upland Shrubland in the Northeastern United States?, Bill Buffum and Richard A. McKinney

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Encouraging Family Forest Owners to Create Early Successional Wildlife Habitat in Southern New England, Bill Buffum, Christopher Modisette, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Introduced and Native Congeners Use Different Resource Allocation Strategies to Maintain Performance During Infection, Courtney A.C. Coon, Amber J. Brace, Scott R. McWilliams, Marshall D. McCue, and Lynn B. Martin

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Using Nocturnal Flight Calls to Assess the Fall Migration of Warblers and Sparrows Along a Coastal Ecological Barrier, Adam D. Smith, Peter W. C. Paton, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Reproduction of Endangered Big-Headed Turtle, Platysternon megacephalum (Reptilia: Testudines: Platysternidae), Yik-Hei Sung, Billy C.H. Hau, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Below the Disappearing Marshes of an Urban Estuary: Historic Nitrogen Trends and Soil Structure, Cathleen Wigand, Charles T. Roman, Earl Davey, Mark Stolt, Roxanne Johnson, Alana Hanson, Elizabeth B. Watson, S. Bradley Moran, Donald R. Cahoon, James C. Lynch, and Patricia Rafferty

Submissions from 2013

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Response of Nitrous Oxide Flux to Addition of Anecic Earthworms to an Agricultural Field, José A. Amador and Edward J. Avizinis

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Migrating Successful Student Engagement Strategies Online: Opportunities and Challenges Using Jigsaw Groups and Problem-Based Learning, José A. Amador and Helen Mederer

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Should coral fragments collected for restoration be subdivided to create more, smaller pieces for transplanting?, Graham E. Forrester, Russell P. Dauksis, and Megan A. Ferguson

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Long-term survival and colony growth of Acropora palmata fragments transplanted by volunteers for restoration, Graham E. Forrester, Megan A. Ferguson, Caitlin E. O'Connell-Rodwell, and Lianna L. Jarecki

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Colony growth of corals transplanted for restoration depends on their site of origin and environmental factors, Graham E. Forrester, Kerianne Taylor, Stephanie Schofield, and Amy Maynard

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Caribbean damselfish recolonize reefs following coral restoration, Sarah A. Merolla, Allison J. Holevoet, Samantha L. Musser, and Graham E. Forrester

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Hitting the right target: taxonomic challenges for, and of, plant invasions, Peter Pyšek, Philip E. Hulme, Laura A. Meyerson, Gideon F. Smith, James S. Boatwright, Neil R. Crouch, Estrela Figueiredo, Llewellyn C. Foxcroft, Vojtěch Jarošik, David M. Richardson, Jan Suda, and John R. U. Wilson

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Conservation in the Context of Climate Change: Practical Guidelines for Land Protection at Local Scales, Kevin Ruddock, Peter V. August, Christopher Damon, Charles LaBash, Pamela Rubinoff, and Donald Robadue Jr.

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Spatially explicit model of wintering common loons: conservation implications, Kristopher J. Winiarski, David L. Miller, Peter W. C. Patton, and Scott R. McWilliams

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High population density recruitment and survival of a harvested coral reef fish, Clare L. Wormald, Mark A. Steele, and Graham E. Forrester

Submissions from 2012

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Introduction to Soil Science: Transforming a Problem-Based Learning Course to Online, José A. Amador

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Structure and composition of leachfield bacterial communities: role of soil texture, depth and septic tank effluent inputs, José A. Amador and Janet A. Atoyan

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Why is There No Tragedy in These Commons? An Analysis of Forest User Groups and Forest Policy in Bhutan, Bill Buffum

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Tidal Flushing Restores the Physiological Condition of Fish Residing in Degraded Salt Marshes, Kimberly L. Dibble and Laura A. Meyerson

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Engendering Behavior Change Through Single-Session Workshops: Lessons Learned from Extension's Private Well Initiative, Arthur J. Gold and Alyson McCann

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Energy-Based Carrying Capacities of Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Wintering Habitats, Richard A. McKinney and Scott R. McWilliams

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Hybridization of Common Reed in North America? The Answer is Blowing in the Wind, Laura A. Meyerson, C. Lambertini, M. K. McCormick, and D. F. Whigham

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Allocation of endogenous and dietary protein in the reconstitution of the gastrointestinal tract in migratory blackcaps at stopover sites, Agusti Muñoz-Garcia, Sarah Aamidor, Marshall D. McCue, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Using Long-Term Constant-Effort Banding Data to Monitor Population Trends of Migratory Birds: A 33-Year Assessment of Adjacent Coastal Stations, Jason E. Osenkowski, Peter W. C. Paton, and Douglas Kraus

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An Adaptive Framework for Selecting Environmental Monitoring Protocols to Support Ocean Renewable Energy Development, Emily J. Shumchenia, Sarah L. Smith, Jennifer McCann, Michelle Carnevale, Grover Fugate, Robert D. Kenney, John W. King, Peter W. C. Paton, Malia Schwartz, Malcolm Spaulding, and Kritopher J. Winiarski

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Taking Your Course Online: An Interdisciplinary Journey, Kathleen M. Torrens and José A. Amador

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Variation and trends of landscape dynamics, land surface phenology and net primary production of the Appalachian Mountains, Yeqiao Wang, Jianjun Zhao, Yuyu Zhou, and Hongyan Zhang

Submissions from 2011

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Predicting Maximum Lake Depth from Surrounding Topography, Jeffrey W. Hollister, W. Bryan Milstead, and M. Andrea Urrutia

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Modeling Habitat Associations for the Common Loon (Gavia immer) at Multiple Scales in Northeastern North America, Anne Kuhn, Jane Copeland, John Cooley, Harry Vogel, Kate Taylor, Diane Nacci, and Peter V. August

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Nonnative Phragmites australis Invasion into Utah Wetlands, Andrew Kulmatiski, Karen H. Beard, Laura A. Meyerson, Jacob R. Gibson, and Karen E. Mock

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A Mass Balance Approach to Identify and Compare Differential Routing of 13C-Labeled Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins In Vivo, Marshall D. McCue, Adam Smith, Richard McKinney, Boris Rewald, Berry Pinshow, and Scott R. McWilliams

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The effect of a protected area on the tradeoffs between short-run and long-run benefits from mangrove ecosystems, Catherine G. McNally, Emi Uchida, and Arthur J. Gold

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Constitutive immune function in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, is decreased immediately after an endurance flight in a wind tunnel, Silke Nebel, Ulf Bauchinger, Deborah M. Buehler, Lillie A. Langlois, Michelle Boyles, Alexander R. Gerson, Edwin R. Price, Scott R. McWilliams, and Christopher Guglielmo

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Migration- and exercise-induced changes to flight muscle size in migratory birds and association with IGF1 and myostatin mRNA expression, Edwin R. Price, Ulf Buachinger, Daria M. Zajac, David J. Cerasale, Jay T. McFarlan, Alexander R. Gerson, Scott R. McWilliams, and Christopher G. Guglielmo

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Mapping Shallow Coastal Ecosystems: A Case Study of a Rhode Island Lagoon, Mark Stolt, Michael Bradley, Jim Turenne, Maggie Payne, Eric Scherer, Giancarlo Cicchetti, Emily Shumchenia, Marisa Guarinello, John W. King, Jon Boothroyd, Bryan Oakley, Carol Thornber, and Pete August

Submissions from 2010

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Improvement of Hydraulic and Water Quality Renovation Functions by Intermittent Aeration of Soil Treatment Areas in Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, José A. Amador, David A. Potts, George W. Loomis, David V. Kalen, Erika L. Patenaude, and Josef H. Görres

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Exposure to cold but not exercise increases carbon turnover rates in specific tissues of a passerine, U. Bauchinger, J. Keil, R. A. McKinney, J. M. Starck, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Are Wetland Regulations Cost Effective for Species Protection? A Case Study of Amphibian Metapopulations, Dana M. Bauer, Peter W. C. Paton, and Stephen K. Swallow

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Equity in Community Forests in Bhutan, Bill Buffum, A. Lawrence, and K. J. Temphel

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Population Genetic Diversity and Fitness in Multiple Environments, Jeffrey A. Markert, Denise M. Champlin, Ruth Gutjahr-Gobell, Jason S. Grear, Anne Kuhn, Thomas J. McGreevy Jr., Annette Roth, Mark J. Bagley, and Diane E. Nacci

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Tracking the oxidative kinetics of carbohydrates, amino acids and fatty acids in the house sparrow using exhaled 13CO2, Marshall D. McCue, O. Sivan, Scott R. McWilliams, and B. Pinshow

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Hybridization of invasive Phragmites australis with a native subspecies in North America, Laura A. Meyerson, David V. Viola, and Rebecca N. Brown

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Highly Variable Acquisition Rates of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by Birds on an Atlantic Barrier Island, S. S. Mitra, P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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The role of interface organizations in science communication and understanding, Deanna L. Osmond, Nalini M. Nadkarni, Charles T. Driscoll, Elaine Andrews, Arthur J. Gold, Shorna R. Broussard Allred, Alan R. Berkowitz, Michael W. Klemens, Terry L. Loecke, Mary Ann McGarry, Kristen Schwarz, Mary L. Washington, and Peter M. Groffman

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Marine reserves as linked social–ecological systems, Richard Pollnac, Patrick Christie, Joshua E. Cinner, Tracey Dalton, Tim M. Daw, Graham E. Forrester, Nicholas A. J. Graham, and Timothy R. McClanahan

Submissions from 2009

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Coastal Lagoons and Climate Change: Ecological and Social Ramifications in the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ecosystems, Abigail Anthony, Joshua Atwood, Peter V. August, Carrie Byron, J. Stanley Cobb, Cheryl Foster, Crystal Fry, Arthur Gold, Kifle Hagos, Leanna Heffner, D. Q. Kellogg, Kimberly Lellis-Dibble, James J. Opaluch, Candace A. Oviatt, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Nicole Rohr, Leslie Smith, Tiffany Smythe, Judith Swift, and Nathan Vinhateiro

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Options for National Parks and Reserves for Adapting to Climate Change, Jill S. Baron, Lance Gunderson, Craig D. Allen, Erica Fleishman, Donald McKenzie, Laura A. Meyerson, Jill Oropeza, and Nate Stephenson

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Forest Grazing and Natural Regeneration in a Late Successional Broadleaved Community Forest in Bhutan, Bill Buffum, Georg Gratzer, and Yeshi Tenzin

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Using Planning and Evaluation Tools to Target Extension Outputs & Outcomes: The New England Private Well Symposium Example, Arthur J. Gold, Alyson McCann, and Julia Peterson

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Phenotopic Plasticity of Leaf Shape Along a Temperature Gradient in Acer Rubrum, Dana L. Royer, Laura A. Meyerson, Kevin M. Robertson, and Jonathan M. Adams

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Inter-Cohort Competition Drives Density Dependence and Selective Mortality in a Marine Fish, Jameal F. Samhouri, Mark A. Steele, and Graham E. Forrester

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Musical chairs mortality functions: density-dependent deaths caused by competition for unguarded refuges, Jameal F. Samhouri, Richard R. Vance, Graham E. Forrester, and Mark A. Steele

Submissions from 2008

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Spatial Density Dependence Scales up but Does Not Produce Temporal Density Dependence in a Reef Fish, Graham E. Forrester, Mark A. Steele, Jameal F. Samhouri, Bryn Evans, and Richard R. Vance

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Mineralization of ancient carbon in the subsurface of riparian forests, Noel P. Gurwick, Daniel M. McCorkle, Peter M. Groffman, Arthur J. Gold, D. Q. Kellogg, and Peter Seitz-Rundlett

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Saving camels from straws: how propagule pressure-based prevention policies can reduce the risk of biological invasion, Jamie K. Reaser, Laura A. Meyerson, and Betsy Von Holle

Submissions from 2007

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The Practice of Problem Based Learning, José A. Amador, Libby Miles, and Calvin B. Peters

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Habitat Characteristics Associated with the Distribution and Abundance of Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Ducks) Wintering in Southern New England, Richard A. McKinney, Scott R. McWilliams, and Michael A. Charpentier

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Migration and environment in the context of globalization, Frederick A.B. Meyerson, Leticia Merino, and Jorge Durand