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Bibliography of All Known Publications & Reports on the Gulf Sturgeon

This functional bibliography is meant to be a complete and comprehensive bibliography of all discoverable reports containing information on the Gulf Sturgeon (GS). This bibliography contains all known reports presenting, documenting, summarizing, listing, or interpreting information on the GS through 31 December 2013. arrow iconRead More.

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USGS and American Fisheries Society Set to Continue Imperiled Aquatic Fauna Database

On January 24, the American Fisheries Society and USGS-SESC signed a Memorandum of Understanding that enabled the USGS to continue maintaining a public database of fish, crayfish, and snail species that the AFS Endangered Species Committee has determined are imperiled. Panels of experts on each group of aquatic animals review the latest information on populations, distributions, and threats to assign a conservation status ranging from stable to endangered. Read more at arrow icon or view the database at arrow icon

DISCOVRE Researcher Staff

USGS DISCOVRE Team Wins Partners in Conservation Award Through BOEM Nomination

USGS-SESC benthic ecologist Dr. Amanda Demopoulos and her team of researchers were part of the award-winning mid-Atlantic Canyons - Pathways to the Abyss project, which received a Partners in Conservation Award from Secretary Jewell on January 16th. The project was nominated by Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and involves a number of partners, including USGS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, nine universities and colleges, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and four other private research organizations, museums and institutes. The benthic ecology team analyzes the diversity of species found in the deep sea floor to build understanding about the biodiversity and food webs of deep-water habitats.

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Recent Publications

Dorazio, R.M. 2014. Accounting for imperfect detection and survey bias in statistical analysis of presence-only data. Global Ecology and Biogeography (DOI: 10.1111/geb.12216). [Journal Abstract]
Scyphers, S.B., S.P. Powers, J.L. Akins, J.M. Drymon, C.W. Martin, Z.H. Schobernd, P.J. Schofield, R.L. Shipp and T.S. Switzer. 2014. The role of citizens in detecting and responding to a rapid marine invasion. Conservation Letters DOI: 10.1111/conl.12127 [Journal Abstract]
Hart, K. M., Lamont, M. M., Sartain, A. R., & Fujisaki, I. (2014). Migration, Foraging, and Residency Patterns for Northern Gulf Loggerheads: Implications of Local Threats and International Movements. PLOS ONE, 9(7), e103453. [Journal Abstract]
Krebs, Justin M., Bell, Susan S., McIvor, Carole C. 2014. Assessing the link between coastal urbanization and the quality of nekton habitat in mangrove tidal tributaries. Estuaries and Coasts, 37: 832-846. [Journal Abstract]
Krebs, Justin M., McIvor, Carole C., Bell, Susan S. 2014. Nekton community structure varies in response to coastal urbanization near mangrove tidal tributaries. Estuaries and Coasts, 37: 815-831. [Journal Abstract]
Smith-Vaniz, W. F., & Jelks, H. L. (2014). Marine and inland fishes of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands: an annotated checklist. Zootaxa, 3803(1), 1-120. [Journal Abstract]
Sulak, K. J., M. T. Randall, R. E. Edwards, T. M. Summers, K. E. Luke, W. T. Smith, A. D. Norem, W. M. Harden, R. H. Lukens, F. Parauka; S. Bolden, and R. Lehnert. 2009. Defining winter trophic habitat of juvenile Gulf Sturgeon in the Suwannee and Apalachicola rivermouth estuaries, acoustic telemetry investigations. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 15(5):505-515.
Hunter, M. E., & Nico, L. G. (2014). Genetic analysis of invasive Asian Black Carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) in the Mississippi River Basin: evidence for multiple introductions. Biological Invasions, 1-16. [Journal Abstract]
Pimiento, C., Nifong, J. C., Hunter, M. E., Monaco, E., & Silliman, B. R. (2013). Habitat use patterns of the invasive red lionfish Pterois volitans: a comparison between mangrove and reef systems in San Salvador, Bahamas. Marine Ecology. [Journal Abstract]
Anderson, G.H., Smith, T.J., III, and Balentine, K.M., 2014, Land-margin ecosystem hydrologic data for the coastal Everglades, Florida, water years 1996–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 853, 38 p. [Abstract]
Muller, E. M., Rogers, C. S., & van Woesik, R. (2014). Early signs of recovery of Acropora palmata in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Marine Biology, 161(2), 359-365. [Journal Abstract]
Lamont, M. M., Houser, C. 2014. Spatial distribution of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) emergences along a highly dynamic beach in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 453: 98-107. [Journal Abstract]
Randklev, C., Tsarkiris, E., Howells, R., Groce, J., Johnson, M., Bergmann, J., Robertson, C., Blair, A., Littrell, B., and Johnson, N. 2013. Distribution of extant populations of Quadrual mitchelli (False Spike). Ellipsaria 15(3): 18-21.
Sulak, K. J. 2014. The inky story of the dinky gall wasp. The Palmetto 31(1) Spring 2014:4-7.
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