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Biology Publications - 2016

Chaytor, J.D., Demopoulos, A.W.J., ten Brink, U.S., Baxter, C., Quattrini, A.M., Brothers, D.S. (2016). Assessment of Canyon Wall Failure Process from Multibeam Bathymetry and Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Observations, U.S. Atlantic Continental Margin, in: Lamarche, G., Mountjoy, J., Bull, S., Hubble, T., Krastel, S., Lane, E., Micallef, A., Moscardelli, L., Mueller, C., Pecher, I., Woelz, S. (Eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, 7th International Symposium. in press.

Lapointe, N.W.R., Fuller, P.L., Neilson, M., Murphy, B.R., and Angermeier, P.L. 2016. Pathways of fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States: Management of Biological Invasions, v. 7, Online Early, 13 p. [Journal Abstract]

Tighe, R.L., R.K. Bonde and J.P Avery. 2016. Seasonal response of ghrelin, growth hormone, and insulin-like growth factor I in the free-ranging Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Mammalian Biology 18:247-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.mambio.2016.02.006. [Journal Article]

Biology Publications - 2015

Barger, T.A., Alvarez, D., and Garrison, V.H., 2015, Synthetic ultraviolet light filtering chemical contamination of coastal waters of Virgin Islands national park, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Online Early. [Journal Abstract]

Beerens, J. M., Noonburg, E. G., & Gawlik, D. E. (2015). Linking Dynamic Habitat Selection with Wading Bird Foraging Distributions across Resource Gradients. PloS one, 10(6), e0128182. [Journal Abstract]

Benscoter, A., Romanach, S.S., and Brandt, L., 2015, Defining conservation targets on a landscape-scale, prepared for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC), 81 p.

Boomer, G.S., Johnson, F.A., and Zimmerman, G.S., 2015, Adaptive harvest management: adjustments for SEIS 2013, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C., 21 p.,

Butterfield JSS, Diaz-Ferguson E, Silliman BR, Saunders JW, Buddo D, Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Searle L, Allen AC, Hunter ME. (2015). Wide-ranging phylogeographic structure of invasive red lionfish in the Western Atlantic and Greater Caribbean. Marine Biology, 162:773-781. [Journal Abstract]

Cohen, M.J., Creed, I.F., Alexander, L.C., Basu, N., Calhoun, A.J.K., Craft, C., D’Amico, E., DeKeyser, E.S., Fowler, L., Golden, H.E., Jawitz, J.W., Kalla, P., Kirkman, L.K., Lane, C.R., Lang, M., Leibowitz, S.G., Lewis, D.B., Marton, J., McLaughlin, D.L., Mushet, D.M., Raanan-Kiperwas, H., Rains, M.C., Smith, L., and Walls, S.C. 2015. Do geographically isolated wetlands influence landscape functions?: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 9 p. [Journal Abstract]

Crespo, R., Beauchamp, J.S., Mazzotti, F. and Cherkiss, M.S. 2015. Crocodylus acutus (American Crocodile). Long distance juvenile movement. Herpetological Review, 46(4), pp.623-624. [Journal Abstract]

Darby, P. C., DeAngelis, D. L., Romañach, S. S., Suir, K., & Bridevaux, J. 2015. Modeling apple snail population dynamics on the Everglades landscape. Landscape Ecology, 1-14. [Journal Abstract]

DeAngelis, D.L., Bryant, J.P., Liu, R., Gourley, S.A., Krebs, C.J., and Reichardt, P.B., 2015, A plant toxin mediated mechanism for the lag in snowshoe hare population recovery following cyclic declines: Oikos, Online Early, [Journal Abstract].

Demopoulos, A.W.J., and Sikkel, P.C., 2015, Enhanced understanding of ectoparasite-host trophic linkages on coral reefs through stable isotope analysis: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, v. 4, no. 1, p. 125-134. [Journal Abstract]

Denton, M. J., Hart, K. M., Oelinik, A., Wood, R., & Baldwin, J. N. (2015). Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum (mangrove diamond-backed terrapin). Herpetological Review, 46(3), 426-427. [Journal Abstract]

Dorazio, R. M. (2015). Bayesian data analysis in population ecology: motivations, methods, and benefits. Population Ecology, 1-14. [Journal Abstract]

Dorazio, R. M., & Hunter, M. E. (2015). Statistical models for the analysis and design of digital PCR experiments. Analytical chemistry. [Journal Abstract]

Dorazio, R.M., Connor, E.F., and Askins, R.A., 2015, Estimating the effects of habitat and biological interactions in an avian community: PLoS ONE, v. 10, no. 8, e0135987, [Journal Abstract]

Foote AD, Liu Y, Thomas GWC, Vinai T, Alfoldi J, Deng J, Dugan S, van Elk CE, Hunter ME, Joshi V, Khan Z, Kovar C, Lee SL, Lindblad-Toh K, Mancia A, Nielsen R, Quin X, Qu J, Raney BJ, Vijay N, Wolf JBW, Hahn MW, Muzny DM, Worley KC, Gilbert TM, Gibbs RA. 2015. Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine mammals. Nature Genetics, DOI: 10.1038/ng.3198. [Journal Article]

Fuller, P.L. 2015. Vectors of invasions in fishes and freshwater macro-invertebrates. Pp. 88-115 In J.C. Clode (ed). Biological Invasions in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems: Ecological Impacts, Predictions and Management. Versita, Warsaw, Poland. [Journal Abstract]

Fuller, P.L. and M.E. Neilson. 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database: over thirty years of tracking introduced aquatic species in the United States (and counting). Management of Biological Invasions 6(2):159-170. [Journal Abstract]

Gregoire-Lucente, D.R. and P.J. Schofield. 2015. Fish Slam 2014. Available via:

Hart, K. M., Cherkiss, M. S., Smith, B. J., Mazzotti, F. J., Fujisaki, I., Snow, R. W., & Dorcas, M. E. (2015). Home range, habitat use, and movement patterns of non-native Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. Animal Biotelemetry, 3(1), 1-13. [Journal Abstract]

Hart, K. M., Sartain, A. R., & Fujisaki, I. (2015). Bahamas connection: residence areas selected by breeding female loggerheads tagged in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA. Animal Biotelemetry, 3(1), 1-17. DOI 10.1186/s40317-014-0019-2. [Journal Abstract]

Hunter ME, Oyler-McCance SJ, Dorazio RM, Reed RN, Fike JA, Smith BJ, Hunter CT, Hart KM. 2015. Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling improves occurrence and detection estimates of invasive Burmese pythons. Plos One 10(4): e0121655. [Journal Abstract]

Jiang, J., DeAngelis, D. L., Teh, S. Y., Krauss, K. W., Wang, H., Li, H., Smith III, T. J., & Koh, H. L. (2015). Defining the next generation modeling of coastal ecotone dynamics in response to global change. Ecological Modelling. [Journal Abstract]

Jiang, J., Fuller, D. O., Teh, S. Y., Zhai, L., Koh, H. L., DeAngelis, D. L., & Sternberg, L. D. S. L. (2015). Bistability of mangrove forests and competition with freshwater plants. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. [Journal Abstract]

Johnson FA, Eaton MJ, Williams JH, Jensen GH, Madsen J. 2015. Training Conservation Practitioners to be Better Decision Makers. Sustainability. 2015; 7(7):8354-8373. [Journal Abstract]

Johnson, F. A., and B. K. Williams. 2015. A decision-analytic approach to adaptive resource management. Chapter 5 in C. R. Allen, and A. S. Garmestani, editors. Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems. Springer Publishing Co, New York, NY.

Johnson, F. A., Boomer, G. S., Williams, B. K., Nichols, J. D. and Case, D. J. (2015), Multilevel learning in the adaptive management of waterfowl harvests: 20 years and counting. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.518. [Journal Abstract]

Lamont, M. M., Fujisaki, I., Stephens, B. S., & Hackett, C. (2015). Home range and habitat use of juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Animal Biotelemetry, 3(1), 1-12. [Journal Abstract]

Lamont, M. M., Putman, N. F., Fujisaki, I., and Hart, K. M. 2015. Spatial requirements of different life-stages of the Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) from a Distinct Population Segment in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10(1):26-??. [Journal Abstract]

Martin, J., Edwards, Fonnesbeck, C., Koslovsky, S., Harmak, C., Dane, T. (2015). Combining information for monitoring at large spatial scales: first statewide abundance estimate of the Florida manatee. Biological Conservation, 186, 44-51. [Journal Abstract]

Martin, J., Q. Sabatier, T.A. Gowan, C. Giruad, E. Gurerie, C.S. Calleson, J.G Ortega-Ortiz, C.J. Deutsch, A. Rycyk and S.M. Koslovsky. 2015. A quantitative framework for investigating risk of deadly collisions between marine wildlife and boats. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (Online Library). DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12447 [Journal Abstract]

McCleery, R. A., Sovie, A., Reed, R. N., Cunningham, M. W., Hunter, M. E., & Hart, K. M. (2015). Marsh rabbit mortalities tie pythons to the precipitous decline of mammals in the Everglades. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282(1805), 20150120. [Journal Abstract]

McClintock, B. T., Onorato, D. P., & Martin, J. (2015). Endangered Florida panther population size determined from public reports of motor vehicle collision mortalities. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52(4), 893-901. [Journal Abstract]

McKee, A.M., Calhoun, D.L., Barichivich, W.J., Spear, S.F., Goldberg, C.S., and Glenn, T.C., 2015, Assessment of environmental DNA for detecting presence of imperiled aquatic amphibian species in isolated wetlands: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, v. 6, no. 2, p. 498-510,

Mushet, D. M., Calhoun, A. J., Alexander, L. C., Cohen, M. J., DeKeyser, E. S., Fowler, L., Lane, C. R., Lang, M. W., Rains, M. C., Walls, S. C. (2015). Geographically isolated wetlands: rethinking a misnomer. Wetlands, 35(3), 423-431. [Journal Abstract]

Nichols, J. D., Johnson, F. A., Williams, B. K., & Boomer, G. S. (2015). On formally integrating science and policy: walking the walk. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12406 [Journal Abstract]

Nico, L. G., Englund, R. A., & Jelks, H. L. (2015). Evaluating the piscicide rotenone as an option for eradication of invasive Mozambique tilapia in a Hawaiian brackish-water wetland complex. (in press) [Journal Abstract]

Nordström, M.C., Demopoulos, A.W.J., Whitcraft, C.R., Rismondo, A., McMillan, P., Gonzalez, J.P., and Levin, L.A. 2015. Food-web heterogeneity in restored salt marshes and succession in stable isotope space: Journal of Applied Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12473

O'Donnell, K. M., Thompson, F. R., & Semlitsch, R. D. (2015). Prescribed fire and timber harvest effects on terrestrial salamander abundance, detectability, and microhabitat use. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 79: 766–775. [Journal Abstract]

Pacifici, K., Reich, B.J., Dorazio, R.M., and Conroy, M.J. (2015). Occupancy estimation for rare species using a spatially-adaptive sampling design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. [Journal Abstract]

Pfeiffer III, J. M., Johnson, N. A., Randklev, C. R., Howells, R. G., & Williams, J. D. (2015). Generic reclassification and species boundaries in the rediscovered freshwater mussel ‘Quadrula’mitchelli (Simpson in Dall, 1896). Conservation Genetics, 1-14. [Journal Abstract]

Pimiento, C., Nifong, J. C., Hunter, M. E., Monaco, E., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). 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]

PJ Schofield, DH Huge, TC Rezek, DH Slone and JA Morris Jr. 2015. Survival and growth of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish at low salinities. Aquatic Invasions 10: 333-337. [Journal Abstract]

Prouty, N. G., Swarzenksi-Campbell, P., Mienis, F., Duineveld, G., Demopoulos, A., Ross, S. W., & Brooke, S. (2015). Impact of Deepwater Horizon spill on food supply to deep-sea benthos communities. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. [Journal Abstract]

Quattrini, A. M., Nizinski, M. S., Chaytor, J. D., Demopoulos, A. W., Roark, E. B., France, S. C., Moore, J. A., Heyl, T., Auster, P. J., Kinlan, B., Ruppel, C., Elliot, K. P., Kennedy, B. R. C., Lobecker, E., Skarke, A., & Shank, T. M. (2015). Exploration of the Canyon-Incised Continental Margin of the Northeastern United States Reveals Dynamic Habitats and Diverse Communities. PloS one, 10(10), e0139904. [Journal Abstract]

Ross, S. W., Rhode, M., & Quattrini, A. M. (2015). Demersal fish distribution and habitat use within and near Baltimore and Norfolk Canyons, US middle Atlantic slope. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 103, 137-154. [Journal Abstract]

Runge, M.C., Langtimm, C.A., Martin, Julien, and Fonnesbeck, C.J., 2015, Status and threats analysis for the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1083, 23 p. [OFR Abstract]

Smith BJ, Rochford MR, Brien M, Cherkiss MS, Mazzotti FJ, Snow S, Hart KM. (2015). Largest Breeding Aggregation of Brumese Pythons and Implication for Potential Development of a Control Tool. ICRF Amphibians and Reptiles 22(1):16-19.

Smith, T.J., III, Foster, A.M., and Jones, J.W., 2015, Fire history of Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve, southern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1034, 86 p. [Report Abstract]

Stephanie S. Romañach, Mark McKelvy, Kevin Suir, and Craig Conzelmann. 2015. EverVIEW: A visualization platform for hydrologic and Earth science gridded data. Computers and Geosciences 76: 88 - 95. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2014.12.004

Teh, S. Y., Turtora, M., DeAngelis, D. L., Jiang, J., Pearlstine, L., Smith, T. J., III, & Koh, H. L. (2015). Application of a coupled vegetation competition and groundwater simulation model to study effects of sea level rise and storm surges on coastal vegetation. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 3(4), 1149-1177. [Journal Abstract]

Troxler, T. G., Barr, J. G., Fuentes, J. D., Engel, V., Anderson, G., Sanchez, C., Lagomasino, D., Price, R., Davis, S. E. (2015). Component-specific dynamics of riverine mangrove CO 2 efflux in the Florida coastal Everglades. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. [Journal Abstract]

Vander Zanden HB, Tucker AD, Hart KM, Lamont ML, Fujisaki I, Addison DS, Mansfield KL, Phillips KF, Wunder MB, Bowen GJ, Pajuelo M, Bolten AB, Bjorndal KA. (2015). Determining origin in a migratory marine vertebrate: a novel method to integrate stable isotopes and satellite tracking. Ecological Applications 25(2):320-335. [Journal Abstract]

Walsh, C.J., M. Butawan, J. Yordy, R. Ball, L. Flewelling, M. deWit, and R.K. Bonde. 2015. Sublethal red tide toxin exposure in free-ranging manatees (Trichechus manatus) affects the immune system through reduced lymphocyteproliferation responses, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Aquatic Toxicology 161:73-84.

Walsh, S.J., F.R.V. Ribeiro, and L.H.Rapp Py-Daniel. 2015. Revision of Tympanopleura Eigenmann (Siluriformes:Auchenipteridae) with description of two new species. Neotropical Ichthyology 13(1):1-46. [Journal Abstract]

Williams, B.K., and Johnson, F.A., 2015, Value of information and natural resources decision-making: Wildlife Society Bulletin, v. 39, no. 3, p. 488-496. [Journal Abstract]

Williams, B. K., & Johnson, F. A. (2015). Value of information in natural resource management: technical developments and application to pink-footed geese. Ecology and Evolution, 5(2), 466-474. [Journal Abstract]

Zajac, Z., Stith, B., Bowling, A. C., Langtimm, C. A., & Swain, E. D. (2015). Evaluation of habitat suitability index models by global sensitivity and uncertainty analyses: a case study for submerged aquatic vegetation. Ecology and Evolution, 5(13), 2503-2517. [Journal Abstract]

Zhai, L., Jiang, J., DeAngelis, D., & Sternberg, L. D. S. L. (2015). Prediction of Plant Vulnerability to Salinity Increase in a Coastal Ecosystem by Stable Isotope Composition (d18O) of Plant Stem Water: A Model Study. Ecosystems, 1-18. [Journal Abstract]


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