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

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Submissions from 2015

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Higher bird abundance and diversity where American woodcock sing: Fringe benefits of managing forests for woodcock, Roger Masse, Brian C. Tefft, and Scott R. McWilliams

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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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Estuarine subaqueous soil organic carbon accounting: Sequestration and storage, Christina M. Miilar, Adiza Ama Owusu Aduomih, Brett Still, and Mark H. Stolt

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Effects of three conservation tillage strategies on yields and soil health in a mixed vegetable production system, Jeffrey R. Pieper, Rebecca Nelson Brown, and José A. Amador

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Ecological implications of reduced forage quality on growth and survival of sympatric geese, Samantha E. Richman, James O. Leafloor, William H. Karasov, and Scott R. Mcwilliams

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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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Access to water affects the condition dependency of nocturnal restlessness in Garden Warblers on a Mediterranean island stopover, Megan M. Skrip, Ulf Bauchinger, Wolfgang Goymann, Leonida Fusani, 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

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Subaqueous soils and coastal acidification: A hydropedology perspective with implications for calcifying organisms, Brett M. Still and Mark H. Stolt

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Quantifying iron, manganese, and carbon fluxes in near-surface horizons of palustrine wetlands, Mark H. Stolt, Michael H. Genthner, W. Lee Daniels, Velva A.L. Groover, and Nagle Nagle

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Fundamental changes in soil taxonomy, Mark H. Stolt and Brian A. Needelman

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The hidden side of plant invasions: The role of genome size, Jan Suda, Laura A. Meyerson, Ilia J. Leitch, and Petr Pyšek

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Spatial ecology of endangered big-headed turtles (Platysternon megacephalum): Implications of its vulnerability to illegal trapping, Yik Hei Sung, Billy C.H. Hau, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Growth rate and an evaluation of age estimation for the endangered big-headed turtle (platysternon megacephalum) in China, Yik Hei Sung, Billy C.H. Hau, Michael W.N. Lau, Paul A. Crow, Roger C. Kendrick, Kurt A. Buhlmann, Gary W.J. Ades, and Nancy E. Karraker

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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Assessment of small mammal diversity in coffee agroforestry in the Western Ghats, India, S. Amanda Caudill, Philippe Vaast, and Thomas P. Husband

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Assessing current and projected suitable habitats for tree-of-heaven along the appalachian trail, John Clark, Yeqiao Wang, and Peter V. August

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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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Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions, Bradley J. Cosentino, David M. Marsh, Kara S. Jones, Joseph J. Apodaca, Christopher Bates, Jessica Beach, Karen H. Beard, Kelsie Becklin, Jane Margaret Bell, Christopher Crockett, George Fawson, Jennifer Fjelsted, Elizabeth A. Forys, Kristen S. Genet, Melanie Grover, Jaimie Holmes, Katherine Indeck, Nancy E. Karraker, Eran S. Kilpatrick, Tom A. Langen, Stephen G. Mugel, Alessandro Molina, James R. Vonesh, Ryan J. Weaver, and Anisha Willey

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The Effects of Plant Invasion and Ecosystem Restoration on Energy Flow through Salt Marsh Food Webs, Kimberly L. Dibble and Laura A. Meyerson

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Utilization of the invasive alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss by the native mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta (Say), Michele Guidone, Christine Newton, and Carol S. Thornber

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Site-specific regulation of adult neurogenesis by dietary fatty acid content, vitamin E and flight exercise in European starlings, Zachary J. Hall, Ulf Bauchinger, Alexander R. Gerson, Edwin R. Price, Lillie A. Langlois, Michelle Boyles, Barbara Pierce, Scott R. Mcwilliams, David F. Sherry, and Scott A. Macdougall-Shackleton

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Study on the polarized reflectance hyperspectral characteristics and models of typical saline soil in the west of Jilin Province, China, Yang Han, Wei Chao Qin, and Yeqiao Wang

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Study on Polarized Spectral Characteristics of Soil with Different Water Content, Yang Han, Yunsheng Zhao, and Yeqiao Wang

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Ecological thresholds for salt marsh nekton and vegetation communities, Elizabeth James-Pirri, Jeffrey L. Swanson, Charles T. Roman, Howard S. Ginsberg, and James F. Heltshe

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Policy language in restoration ecology, Dolly Jørgensen, Christer Nilsson, Anouschka R. Hof, Eliza M. Hasselquist, Susan Baker, F. Stuart Chapin, Katarina Eckerberg, Joakim Hjältén, Lina Polvi, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Assessing anthropogenic disturbances to develop buffer zones for shorebirds using a stopover site, Stephanie L. Koch and Peter W.C. Paton

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Regional and intraseasonal variation in diet of wintering and staging Atlantic brant, Zachary S. Ladin, Christopher K. Williams, Paul M. Castelli, Kristopher J. Winiarski, Jay Osenkowski, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Resurgent beaver ponds in the northeastern United States: Implications for greenhouse gas emissions, Julia G. Lazar, Kelly Addy, Molly K. Welsh, Arthur J. Gold, and Peter M. Groffman

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Instream large wood: Denitrification hotspots with low N2O production, Julia G. Lazar, Arthur J. Gold, Kelly Addy, Paul M. Mayer, Kenneth J. Forshay, and Peter M. Groffman

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Habitat use and selection of black scoters in southern New England and siting of offshore wind energy facilities, Pamela H. Loring, Peter W.C. Paton, Jason E. Osenkowski, Scott G. Gilliland, Jean Pierre L. Savard, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Multiscale habitat selection by a forest-dwelling shorebird, the American woodcock: Implications for forest management in southern New England, USA, Roger J. Masse, Brian C. Tefft, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Spare capacity and phenotypic flexibility in the digestive system of a migratory bird: Defining the limits of animal design, Scott R. McWilliams and William H. Karasov

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Making waves about spreading weeds, Laura A. Meyerson, Jan Pergl, and Petr Pyšek

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Maintaining a way of life for São Miguel Island (the Azores archipelago, Portugal): An assessment of coastal processes and protection, K. Ng, M. R. Phillips, P. Borges, T. Thomas, P. August, H. Calado, and F. Veloso-Gomes

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The fat of the matter: how dietary fatty acids can affect exercise performance, Barbara J. Pierce and Scott R. McWilliams

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Mechanisms of ammonium transformation and loss in intermittently aerated leachfield soil, John T. Richard, David A. Potts, and José A. Amador

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Comparison of soil organic carbon dynamics in forested riparian wetlands and adjacent uplands, Matthew C. Ricker, Mark H. Stolt, and Michael S. Zavada

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Fruit removal rate depends on neighborhood fruit density, frugivore abundance, and spatial context, Adam D. Smith and Scott R. McWilliams

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What to do when stopping over: Behavioral decisions of a migrating songbird during stopover are dictated by initial change in their body condition and mediated by key environmental conditions, Adam D. Smith and Scott R. McWilliams

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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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Inconsistencies in terminology and definitions of organic soil materials, Mark H. Stolt and Jonathan Bakken

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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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Tree diversity in cacao agroforests in San Alejandro, Peruvian Amazon, Hana Vebrova, Bohdan Lojka, Thomas P. Husband, Maria Elena Chuspe Zans, Patrick Van Damme, Alexandr Rollo, and Marie Kalousova

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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

Estimating habitat carrying capacity for migrating and wintering waterfowl: Considerations, pitfalls and improvements, Christopher K. Williams, Bruce D. Dugger, Michael G. Brasher, John M. Coluccy, Dane M. Cramer, John M. Eadie, Matthew J. Gray, Heath M. Hagy, Mark Livolsi, Scott R. Mcwilliams, Mark Petrie, Gregory J. Soulliere, John M. Tirpak, and Elisabeth B. Webb

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Integrating aerial and ship surveys of marine birds into a combined density surface model: A case study of wintering Common Loons, Kristopher J. Winiarski, M. Louise Burt, Eric Rexstad, David L. Miller, Carol L. Trocki, Peter W.C. Paton, and Scott R. Mcwilliams

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A spatial conservation prioritization approach for protecting marine birds given proposed offshore wind energy development, Kristopher J. Winiarski, David L. Miller, Peter W.C. Paton, and Scott R. McWilliams

Submissions from 2013

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Groundwater denitrification capacity and nitrous oxide flux of former fringing salt marshes filled with human-transported materials, Kelly Addy, Art Gold, Mark Stolt, and Sean Donohue

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Oxidative stress, circulating antioxidants, and dietary preferences in songbirds, Rebecca R. Alan and Scott R. McWilliams

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The importance of antioxidants for avian fruit selection during autumn migration, Rebecca R. Alan, Scott R. McWilliams, and Kevin J. McGraw

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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

Earthworm communities along a forest-coffee agroecosystem gradient: Preliminary evidence supporting the habitat-dependent feeding hypothesis, José A. Amador, Kristopher Winiarski, and David Sotomayor-Ramirez

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Ambient temperature and nutritional stress influence fatty acid composition of structural and fuel lipids in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) tissues, Miriam Ben-Hamo, Marshall D. McCue, Inna Khozin-Goldberg, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Modis-derived land surface moisture conditions for monitoring blacklegged tick habitat in southern New England, K. A. Berger, Y. Wang, and T. N. Mather

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Birds select fruits with more anthocyanins and phenolic compounds during autumn migration, Jessica A. Bolser, Rebecca R. Alan, Adam D. Smith, Liya Li, Navindra P. Seeram, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Balancing nitrogen retention ecosystem services and greenhouse gas disservices at the landscape scale, Amy J. Burgin, Julia G. Lazar, Peter M. Groffman, Arthur J. Gold, and D. Q. Kellogg

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Does growing vegetables in plastic greenhouses enhance regional ecosystem services beyond the food supply?, Jie Chang, Xu Wu, Yan Wang, Laura A. Meyerson, Baojing Gu, Yong Min, Hui Xue, Changhui Peng, and Ying Ge

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Aerobic Cr(VI) Reduction by Bacteria in Culture and Soil Conditions, Maria Chrysochoou, Xiaolong Zhang, and José A. Amador

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Impacts of plant invasions can be reversed through restoration: A regional meta-analysis of faunal communities, Kimberly L. Dibble, Penelope S. Pooler, and Laura A. Meyerson

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Effectiveness of squid hydrolysate as a home lawn fertilizer, Joseph C. Fetter, Rebecca N. Brown, and José A. Amador

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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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Advancing water resource management in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds: Why land-grant universities matter, A. J. Gold, D. Parker, R. M. Waskom, J. Dobrowolski, M. O'Neill, P. M. Groffman, K. Addy, M. Barber, S. Batie, B. Benham, M. Bianchi, T. Blewett, C. Evensen, K. Farrell-Poe, C. Gardner, W. Graham, J. Harrison, T. Harter, J. Kushner, R. Lowrance, J. Lund, R. Mahler, M. McClaran, M. McFarland, D. Osmond, J. Pritchett, L. Prokopy, C. Rock, A. Shober, M. Silitonga, and D. Swackhamer

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Molecular and morphological diversity of Narragansett Bay (RI, USA) Ulva (Ulvales, Chlorophyta) populations, Michele Guidone, Carol Thornber, Brian Wysor, and Charles J. O'Kelly

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Invasion of old world phragmites australis in the new world: Precipitation and temperature patterns combined with human influences redesign the invasive niche, Wen Yong Guo, Carl Lambertini, Xiu Zhen Li, Laura A. Meyerson, and Hans Brix

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Study on the response to the soil moisture polarized spectrum under visible-near infrared band, Yang Han, Yun Sheng Zhao, and Yeqiao Wang

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Quantitative research on spectral polarization characteristics of soil with different water content, Yang Han, Yunsheng Zhao, and Yeqiao Wang

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Oceans and marine resources in a changing climate, Jennifer Howard, Eleanora Babij, Roger Griffis, Brian Helmuth, Amber Himes-Cornell, Paul Niemier, Michael Orbach, Laura Petes, Stewart Allen, Guillermo Auad, Carol Auer, Russell Beard, Mary Boatman, Nicholas Bond, Timothy Boyer, David Brown, Patricia Clay, Katherine Crane, Scott Cross, Michael Dalton, Jordan Diamond, Robert Diaz, Quay Dortch, Emmett Duffy, Deborah Fauquier, William Fisher, Michael Graham, Benjamin Halpern, Lara Hansen, Bryan Hayum, and Samuel Herrick

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Densities of wintering scoters in relation to benthic prey assemblages in a north atlantic estuary, Pamela H. Loring, Peter W.C. Paton, Scott R. McWilliams, Richard A. McKinney, and Candace A. Oviatt

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Why woodcock commute: Testing the foraging-benefit and predation-risk hypotheses, Roger J. Masse, Brian C. Tefft, José A. Amador, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Non-destructive techniques to assess body composition of birds: A review and validation study, Scott R. McWilliams and Megan Whitman

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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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Evidence for multiple introductions of Phragmites australis to North America: Detection of a new non-native haplotype, Laura A. Meyerson and James T. Cronin

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Manipulating alien plant species propagule pressure as a prevention strategy for protected areas, Laura A. Meyerson and Petr Pyšek

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Assessment of inundation risk from sea level rise and storm surge in northeastern coastal national parks, Angelica Murdukhayeva, Peter August, Michael Bradley, Charles Labash, and Nigel Shaw

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Introduction of gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales) to New England, USA: Estimated arrival times and current distribution, Jeremy C. Nettleton, Arthur C. Mathieson, Carol Thornber, Christopher D. Neefus, and Charles Yarish

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Ecological Impacts of Macroalgal Blooms on Salt Marsh Communities, Christine Newton and Carol Thornber

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Ecological engineering practices for the reduction of excess nitrogen in human-influenced landscapes: A guide for watershed managers, Elodie Passeport, Philippe Vidon, Kenneth J. Forshay, Lora Harris, Sujay S. Kaushal, Dorothy Q. Kellogg, Julia Lazar, Paul Mayer, and Emilie K. Stander

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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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Measuring soil organic carbon sequestration in aggrading temperate forests, Matthew Richardson and Mark Stolt

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Soil organic carbon pools in riparian landscapes of southern new England, Matthew C. Ricker, Mark H. Stolt, Sean W. Donohue, Gary A. Blazejewski, and Michael S. Zavada

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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

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The variation of land surface phenology from 1982 to 2006 along the appalachian trail, Jianjun Zhao, Yeqiao Wang, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Forrest S. Melton, Samuel H. Hiatt, Hongyan Zhang, and Ramakrishna R. Nemani

Submissions from 2012

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

Microbial ecology of tropical forest soils, 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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Tissue-specific mass changes during fasting: The protein turnover hypothesis, Ulf Bauchinger and Scott R. McWilliams

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Evaluating spatially explicit viability of a declining ruffed grouse population, Erik J. Blomberg, Brian C. Tefft, J. Michael Reed, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Concept for Forest Management Demonstration, Peckham Farm, University of Rhode Island, Bill Buffum

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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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Breeding Birds and Forest Management in Lawton Farm Recreation Area, Scituate Rhode Island, Bill Buffum and Rick McKinney

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Salt marsh responses to tidal restriction and restoration: A summary of experiences, David M. Burdick and Charles T. Roman

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Ecology of phragmites Australis and responses to tidal restoration, Randolph M. Chambers, Laura A. Meyerson, and Kimberly L. Dibble

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Physiological regulatory networks: Ecological roles and evolutionary constraints, Alan A. Cohen, Lynn B. Martin, John C. Wingfield, Scott R. McWilliams, and Jennifer A. Dunne