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

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Submissions from 2017

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How do en route events around the Gulf of Mexico influence migratory landbird populations?, Emily B. Cohen, Wylie C. Barrow, Jeffrey J. Buler, Jill L. Deppe, Andrew Farnsworth, Peter P. Marra, Scott R. McWilliams, David W. Mehlman, R. Randy Wilson, Mark S. Woodrey, and Frank R. Moore

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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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Addressing the needs for improving classical biological control programs in the USA, Joseph M. DiTomaso, Robert A. Van Steenwyk, Robert M. Nowierski, Laura A. Meyerson, Otto C. Doering, Eric Lane, Phil E. Cowan, Kenneth Zimmerman, Michael J. Pitcairn, and Christopher P. Dionigi

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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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Discovery of Yellow-Bellied Marmots in the Pilot Range: Implications for Species Distribution Models in the Great Basin, Chris H. Floyd

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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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Comparison of object-based and pixel-based Random Forest algorithm for wetland vegetation mapping using high spatial resolution GF-1 and SAR data, Bolin Fu, Yeqiao Wang, Anthony Campbell, Ying Li, Bai Zhang, Shubai Yin, 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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Microsatellite marker development from next-generation sequencing in the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) and cross-amplification in the eastern cottontail (S. floridanus), Timothy L. King, Michael Eackles, Aaron Aunins, Thomas J. McGreevy, Thomas P. Husband, Anthony Tur, and Adrienne I. Kovach

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Modulation of digestive enzyme activities in the avian digestive tract in relation to diet composition and quality, Kevin D. Kohl, M. Eugenia Ciminari, Juan G. Chediack, James O. Leafloor, William H. Karasov, Scott R. McWilliams, and Enrique Caviedes-Vidal

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Evaluation of Nitrogen Concentration in Final Effluent of Advanced Nitrogen-Removal Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), Brittany V. Lancellotti, George W. Loomis, Kevin P. Hoyt, Edward Avizinis, and José A. Amador

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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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Delineation of core terrestrial habitat for conservation of a tropical salamander: The Hong Kong newt (Paramesotriton hongkongensis), Anthony Lau, Nancy E. Karraker, Paolo Martelli, and David Dudgeon

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Growing food with garbage: Effects of six waste amendments on soil and vegetable crops, Rebecca J. Long, Rebecca N. Brown, and José A. Amador

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Effects of roads and land use on frog distributions across spatial scales and regions in the Eastern and Central United States, David M. Marsh, Bradley J. Cosentino, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Karen H. Beard, Jane Margaret Bell, Christine Bozarth, Derrick Carper, Julie F. Charbonnier, Andreia Dantas, Elizabeth A. Forys, Miran Foster, Jaquelyn General, Kristen S. Genet, Macie Hanneken, Kyle R. Hess, Shane A. Hill, Faisal Iqbal, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, James Langford, Kathryn Lauer, Alison J. McCarthy, Zoey Neale, Saumya Patel, Austin Patton, Cherie Southwick, Nathaniel Stearrett, Nicholas Steijn, Mohammad Tasleem, Joseph M. Taylor, and James R. Vonesh

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Introducing “The Elton Reviews,” a new series in biological invasions, Laura A. Meyerson and Daniel Simberloff

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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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Global networks for invasion science: benefits, challenges and guidelines, Jasmin G. Packer, Laura A. Meyerson, David M. Richardson, Giuseppe Brundu, Warwick J. Allen, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Hans Brix, Susan Canavan, Stefano Castiglione, Angela Cicatelli, Jan Čuda, James T. Cronin, Franziska Eller, Francesco Guarino, Wei Hua Guo, Wen Yong Guo, Xiao Guo, José L. Hierro, Carla Lambertini, Jian Liu, Vanessa Lozano, Thomas J. Mozdzer, Hana Skálová, Diego Villarreal, Ren Qing Wang, and Petr Pyšek

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Biological Flora of the British Isles: Phragmites australis, Jasmin G. Packer, Laura A. Meyerson, Hana Skálová, Petr Pyšek, and Christoph Kueffer

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Understanding sulfide distribution in subaqueous soil systems in southern New England, USA, Maggie K. Payne and Mark H. Stolt

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Salt Marsh Sustainability: Challenges During an Uncertain Future, Charles T. Roman

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Simulated upland placement of estuarine dredged materials, Alexander Salisbury, Mark H. Stolt, and Deborah A. Surabian

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Nematomorpha from Hong Kong and description of a new species from Malaysia, Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa and Nancy E. Karraker

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Honoring Harold A. Mooney: Citizen of the world and catalyst for invasion science, Daniel Simberloff, Laura A. Meyerson, Petr Pyšek, and David M. Richardson

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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

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Ecosystem functions at the island scale: a contribution to the design of ecological structure, Marta Vergílio, Pete V. August, Helena Calado, and Catarina Fonseca

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Diversity and spatial-Temporal distribution of soil macrofauna communities along elevation in the changbai mountain, China, Xiuqin Yin, Lili Qiu, Yunfeng Jiang, and Yeqiao Wang

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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Body composition dynamics of common eider during winter: An application of the deuterium dilution method, Joshua M. Beuth, Peter W.C. Paton, Jason E. Osenkowski, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Validating the deuterium dilution method to measure body composition of common eider, Joshua M. Beuth, Peter W.C. Paton, Jason E. Osenkowski, and Scott R. McWilliams

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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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Response to Blossey and Casagrande: ecological and evolutionary processes make host specificity at the subspecies level exceedingly unlikely, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Warwick J. Allen, James T. Cronin, Erik Kiviat, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Identifying sites where small clearcuts can expand habitat for New England Cottontail in conjunction with existing habitat patches in Rhode Island, Bill Buffum

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Biomass decay rates and tissue nutrient loss in bloom and non-bloom-forming macroalgal species, Jessie Conover, Lindsay A. Green, and Carol S. Thornber

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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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Nitrogen transformations in different types of soil treatment areas receiving domestic wastewater, Jennifer A. Cooper, Iván Morales, 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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Biological control of invasive Phragmites australis will be detrimental to native P. australis, James T. Cronin, Erik Kiviat, Laura A. Meyerson, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, and Warwick J. Allen

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Use of a three-dimensional reactive solute transport model for evaluation of bioreactor placement in stream restoration, Zhengtao Cui, Claire Welty, Arthur J. Gold, Peter M. Groffman, Sujay S. Kaushal, and Andrew J. Miller

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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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How essential fats affect bird performance and link aquatic ecosystems and terrestrial consumers, Carlos Martinez Del Rio and Scott R. McWilliams

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Is long-distance translocation an effective mitigation tool for white-lipped pit vipers (Trimeresurus albolabris) in South China?, Anne Devan-Song, Paolo Martelli, David Dudgeon, Paul Crow, Gary Ades, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Detection of decreased quantities of actively spawning female Fundulus heteroclitus in tidally restricted marshes relative to restored and reference sites, Kimberly L. Dibble and Laura A. Meyerson

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

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From restoration to adaptation: the changing discourse of invasive species management in coastal New England under global environmental change, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Laura A. Meyerson, and Kristen C. Hychka

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Spatial pattern characteristics of water footprint for maize production in Northeast China, Peili Duan, Lijie Qin, Yeqiao Wang, and Hongshi He

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Relationship between Epibenthic Invertebrate Species Assemblages and Environmental Variables in Boston Harbor's Intertidal Habitat, Elizabeth N. Eddy and Charles T. Roman

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LaGomiCs - Lagomorph Genomics Consortium: An International Collaborative Effort for Sequencing the Genomes of an Entire Mammalian Order, Luca Fontanesi, Federica Di Palma, Paul Flicek, Andrew T. Smith, Carl Gustaf Thulin, Paulo C. Alves, Joana Abrantes, Leif Andersson, Chiara Angelone, Rudy Boonstra, Rita Campos, Miguel Carneiro, Rita Casadio, Fernando A. Cervantes, Nishma Dahal, Mihajla Djan, Pedro José Esteves, Graham Etherington, Jianglin Fan, Joerns Fickel, Deyan Ge, Thomas Husband, Timothy King, Adrienne I. Kovach, Antonio Lavazza, Jérome Letty, Andrey A. Lissovsky, Rose Mage, Zissis Mamuris, Pier Luigi Martelli, and Thomas McGreevy

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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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Evaluation of ecosystem service value of riparian zone using land use data from 1986 to 2012, Bolin Fu, Ying Li, Yeqiao Wang, Bai Zhang, Shubai Yin, Honglei Zhu, and Zefeng Xing

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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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Weed Risk Assessments Are an Effective Component of Invasion Risk Management, Doria R. Gordon, S. Luke Flory, Deah Lieurance, Philip E. Hulme, Chris Buddenhagen, Barney Caton, Paul D. Champion, Theresa M. Culley, Curt Daehler, Franz Essl, Jeffrey E. Hill, Reuben P. Keller, Lisa Kohl, Anthony L. Koop, Sabrina Kumschick, David M. Lodge, Richard N. MacK, Laura A. Meyerson, Godshen R. Pallipparambil, F. Dane Panetta, Read Porter, Petr Pyšek, Lauren D. Quinn, David M. Richardson, Daniel Simberloff, and Montserrat Vilà

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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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Plant-mediated methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from a carex meadow in Poyang Lake during drawdown periods, Qiwu Hu, Jiayan Cai, Bo Yao, Qin Wu, Yeqiao Wang, and Xingliang Xu

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Effects of nitrogen deposition on tundra vegetation undergoing invasion by Deyeuxia angustifolia in Changbai Mountains, Yinghua Jin, Jiawei Xu, Yeqiao Wang, Shaoxian Wang, Zhaoshuang Chen, Xiangtong Huang, and Lijun Niu

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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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Accuracy of Rapid Tests Used for Analysis of Advanced Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Effluent, Brittany V. Lancellotti, Robert J. Bercaw, George W. Loomis, Kevin P. Hoyt, Edward J. Avizinis, and José A. Amador

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Development of nine microsatellite markers for paramesotriton hongkongensis (Hong Kong Newt) through shotgun sequencing and cross-species amplification in other asian salamandrids, Anthony Lau, Nancy E. Karraker, and David Dudgeon

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Comparative mtDNA analyses of three sympatric macropodids from a conservation area on the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, Thomas J. McGreevy, Lisa Dabek, and Thomas P. Husband

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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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Do ploidy level and nuclear genome size and latitude of origin modify the expression of Phragmites australis traits and interactions with herbivores?, Laura A. Meyerson, James T. Cronin, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Hans Brix, Carla Lambertini, Magdalena Lučanová, Shelby Rinehart, Jan Suda, and Petr Pyšek

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Phragmites australis as a model organism for studying plant invasions, Laura A. Meyerson, James T. Cronin, and Petr Pyšek

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Evaluating key watershed components of low flow regimes in New England streams, Alisa C. Morrison, Arthur J. Gold, and Marguerite C. Pelletier

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Contrasting trait responses to latitudinal climate variation in two lineages of an invasive grass, Thomas J. Mozdzer, Joshua S. Caplan, Rachel N. Hager, C. Edward Proffitt, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Facilitating landform migration by removing shore protection structures: Opportunities and constraints, Karl F. Nordstrom, Nancy L. Jackson, and Charles T. Roman

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Ocean acidification influences the biomass and diversity of reef-associated turf algal communities, Gordon T. Ober, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, and Carol Thornber

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Preliminary Evaluation of Seaweed Application Effects on Soil Quality and Yield of Sweet Corn (Zea mays L.), Angela R. Possinger and José A. Amador

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Phragmites australis: from genes to ecosystems, Kristin Saltonstall and Laura A. Meyerson

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Oxidative balance in birds: An atoms-to-organisms-to-ecology primer for ornithologists, Megan M. Skrip and Scott R. McWilliams

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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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Bat activity during autumn relates to atmospheric conditions: Implications for coastal wind energy development, Adam D. Smith and Scott R. McWilliams

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Subaqueous soils, Mark H. Stolt

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Soil color and US Northeast aquods, Mark H. Stolt, Martin C. Rabenhorst, Elham A. Ghabbour, and Geoffrey Davies

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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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Herbivorous grazers, Carol Thornber

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Herbivory, Carol Thornber

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Characterizing a debris field using digital mosaicking and CAD model superimposition from underwater video, Jay M. Vincelli, Fatih Calakli, Michael A. Stone, Graham E. Forrester, Timothy Mellon, and John D. Jarrell

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Multitemporal remote sensing for inlandwater bodies andwetland monitoring, Yeqiao Wang, Shuhua Qi, and Jian Xu

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Spatial and temporal characteristics of rainfall across Ganjiang River Basin in China, Yang Xiao, Xiang Zhang, Hui Wan, Yeqiao Wang, Cheng Liu, and Jun Xia

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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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Multitrophic enemy escape of invasive Phragmites australis and its introduced herbivores in North America, Warwick J. Allen, Randee E. Young, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, Jordan R. Croy, Adam M. Lambert, Laura A. Meyerson, and James T. Cronin

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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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Connecting sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation: Does shade coffee provide habitat for mammals?, S. Amanda Caudill, Fabrice J.A. DeClerck, and Thomas P. Husband

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True metabolizable energy of American black duck foods, John M. Coluccy, Michael V. Castelli, Paul M. Castelli, John W. Simpson, Scott R. McWilliams, and Llwellyn Armstrong

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Evaluation of water quality functions of conventional and advanced soil-based onsite wastewater treatment systems, Jennifer A. Cooper, George W. Loomis, David V. Kalen, and José A. Amador

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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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Key seabird areas in southern New England identified using a community occupancy model, Nicholas P. Flanders, Beth Gardner, Kristopher J. Winiarski, Peter W.C. Paton, Taber Allison, and Allan F. O'Connell

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Competition in reef fishes, Graham E. Forrester

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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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Mapping and assessing typhoon-induced forest disturbance in Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve using time series Landsat imagery, Xiao yi Guo, Hong yan Zhang, Yeqiao Wang, and John Clark

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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

Road effects on habitat quality for small animals, Tom A. Langen, Kimberly M. Andrews, Steven P. Brady, Nancy E. Karraker, and Daniel J. Smith

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Temperature-dependent acute toxicity of methomyl pesticide on larvae of 3 Asian amphibian species, Edward Tak Chuen Lau, Nancy Elizabeth Karraker, and Kenneth Mei Yee Leung

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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

Contribution of nitrogen from litter and soil mineralization to shade and sun coffee (Coffea arabica L.) agroecosystems, Glenny López-Rodríguez, David Sotomayor-Ramírez, José A. Amador, and Eduardo C. Schröder