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Biology Publications - 2015

Butterfield JSS, Diaz-Ferguson, Silliman BR, Saunders JW, Buddo D, Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Searle L, Allen A, 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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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.

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]

Biology Publications - 2014

Adam B. Brame, Carole C. McIvor, Ernst B. Peebles, David J. Hollander. 2014. Site fidelity and condition metrics suggest sequential habitat use by early juvenile snook. Marine Ecology Progress Series 509: 255-269.

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]

Benson, A. 2014. Tracking an unprecedented invasion. CORAL | The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine JUL/AUG 2014, p. 66-68.

Bernal, NA, DL DeAngelis, PJ Schofield, and KS Sealey. 2014. Predicting spatial and temporal distribution of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Biscayne Bay through habitat suitability modeling. Biological Invasions 1-12. [Journal Abstract]

Bonde, R.K. 2014. Manatee research on the Florida manatee: four decades and continuing. Article in Portuguese. Revista ABORDO, Projeto Viva o Peixe-Boi Marinho, Edicao 4:16-17. [Website]

Braun, C.L., Stevens, C.L., Echo-Hawk, P.D., Johnson, N.A., and Moring, J.B., 2014, Abundance of host fish and frequency of glochidial parasitism in fish assessed in field and laboratory settings and frequency of juvenile mussels or glochidia recovered from hatchery-held fish, central and southeastern Texas, 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5217, 53 p. [Journal Abstract]

Breithaupt, J.L., Smoak, J.M., Smith, T.J., III & Sanders, C.J. 2014. Temporal Variability of Carbon and Nutrient Burial, Sediment Accretion, and Mass Accumulation over the Past Century in a Carbonate Platform Mangrove Forest of the Florida Everglades. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 119: DOI:10.1002/2014JG002715. [Journal Abstract]

Bucklin, D. N., Basille, M., Benscoter, A. M., Brandt, L. A., Mazzotti, F. J., Romañach, S. S., Speroterra, C., Watling, J. I. (2014), Comparing species distribution models constructed with different subsets of environmental predictors. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12247 [Journal Abstract]

Caroline S Rogers, Demian A Willette, and Jeff Miller. 2014. Rapidly spreading seagrass invades the Caribbean with unknown ecological consequences. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 546–547. [Journal Article]

Catano, C. P., Romañach, S. S., Beerens, J. M., Pearlstine, L. G., Brandt, L. A., Hart, K. M., Mazzotti, F. J., and Trexler, J. C. (2014). Using Scenario Planning to Evaluate the Impacts of Climate Change on Wildlife Populations and Communities in the Florida Everglades. Environmental Management, 1-17. [Journal Abstract]

Cherkiss, M.S., Mazzotti, F.J., Hord, L. and M. Aldecoa. 2014. Remarkable Movements of an American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist. 13(4):N52-N56.

Cherkiss, MS, FJ Mazzotti, L Hord, and M Aldecoa. 2014. Remarkable Movements of an American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 13:4.

Cole, R. A., Choudhury, A., Nico, L. G., Griffin, K. M. 2014. Gnathostoma spinigerum in live Asian swamp eels (Monopterus spp.) from food markets and wild populations, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(4):634-642. [USGS Press Release]

Demopoulos, A.W.J., J.R. Bourque, and J. Frometa. 2014. Biodiversity and community composition of sediment macrofauna associated with deep-sea Lophelia pertusa habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep-Sea Res. I, 93:91-103.

Dorazio, R.M. 2014. Accounting for imperfect detection and survey bias in statistical analysis of presence-only data. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1472-1484. [Journal Abstract]

Dorazio, R.M. and E.F. Connor. 2014. Estimating abundances of interacting species using morphological traits, foraging guilds, and habitat. PLoS ONE 9: e94323.

Fisher, C.R. A.W.J. Demopoulos, E.E. Cordes, I.B. Baums, H.K. White, J.R. Bourque. 2014. Coral communities as indicators of ecosystem-level impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Spill. BioScience 2014 64 (9): 796-807 doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu129

Fujisaki, I., Hart, K.M., Mazzotti, F.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Sartain, A.S., Jeffery, B., Beauchamp. J., Denton, M., 2014, Home range and movements of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in an estuary habitat, Animal Biotelemetry 2014, 2:8, doi: 10.1186/2050-3385-2-8,

Fuller, P.L., D.M. Knott, P.R. Kingsley-Smith, J.A. Morris, C.A. Buckel, M.E. Hunter and L.D. Hartman. 2014. Invasion of Asian tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon Fabricius, 1798, in the western north Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Aquatic Invasions 9(1): 59-70. [Journal Abstract]

Garrison, V.H., Majewski, M.S., Wolf, R.E., Konde, L., Otto, R.D. and Tsuneoka, Y. 2014. Inhalable desert dust, urban emissions, and potentially biotoxic metals in urban Saharan-Sahelian air. Science of the Total Environment 500-501: 383-394.

Garrison V. H., M. S. Majewski, W. T. Foreman, S. A. Genualdi, A. Mohammed and S. L. Massey Simonich. 2014. Persistent organic contaminants in Saharan dust air masses in West Africa, Cape Verde and the eastern Caribbean. Science of the Total Environment 468-469: 530-543. [Journal Abstract]

Hart KM, Hunter M, King TL. (2014). Regional differentiation among populations of the Diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). Conservation Genetics, 15: 593-603. [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]

Hart, K.M., Lamont, M.L., Sartain, A.R., Fujisaki, I., 2014, Residency and foraging patters of Northern Gulf loggerheads: Implications of local threats and international movements, PLoS ONE 9(7): e103453. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103453 [IP-055204]

Hart, K.M., Zawada, D.G., Sartain, A.R., Fujisaki, I., 2014, Breeding loggerhead marine turtles Caretta caretta in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA, show high fidelity to diverse habitats near nesting beaches, Oryx, available on CJO2014, DOI: 10.1017/S0030605314000854

Ho, D.T., Ferron, S., Engel, V., Larsen, L.G., and Barr, J.G. 2014. Air-water gas exchange and CO2 flux in a mangrove-dominated estuary. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41, 1-6.

Huge, D.H., Schofield, P.J., Jacoby, C.A., Frazer T.K. 2014. Total mercury concentrations in lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, USA. Marine Pollution Bulletin 78: 51-55. [Journal Abstract]

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, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 99-114. [Journal Abstract]

Jensen, G. H., J. Madsen, F. A. Johnson, and M. P. Tamstorf. 2014. Snow conditions as an estimator of the breeding output in high-Arctic pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus. Polar Biology 37:1-14.

Jiang, Jiang, D. L. DeAngelis, Bo Zhang, and J. E. Cohen. 2014. Population age and initial size in a patchy environment affect the occurrence of abrupt transitions in a birth-and-death model of Taylor’s law. Ecological Modelling 289:59-65.

Johnson, F.A., and M.J. Eaton. 2014. Understanding Conservation Management Decisions in the Face of Sea-Level Rise Along the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Project 018, Southeast Climate Science Center, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Raleigh, NC. Extended Abstract. 12p

Johnson, F. A., G. H. Jensen, J. Madsen, and B. K. Williams. 2014. Uncertainty, robustness, and the value of information in managing an expanding Arctic goose population. Ecological Modelling 273:186-199. [Journal Abstract]

Johnson, F. A., Hagan, G., Palmer, W. E. and Kemmerer, M. (2014). Uncertainty, robustness, and the value of information in managing a population of northern bobwhites. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 78: 531–539. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.682. [Journal Abstract]

Johnson, F.A., Madsen, J. and Jensen,G.H. 2014. Adaptive Harvest Management for the Svalbard Population of Pink-Footed Geese. 2014 Progress Summary. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 22 pp. Technical Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 40.

Johnson, F. A., R. M. Dorazio, T. D. Castellón, J. Martin, J. O. Garcia, and J. D. Nichols. 2014. Tailoring point counts for inference about avian density: dealing with nondetection and availability. Natural Resource Modeling 27:163-177.

Kosempa, M., J. Martin, F. Johnson, R. Mezich, B. Stith, C. Deutsch, M. Masi, and H. Edwards. 2014. Structured decision making for management of warm-water habitat for manatees. Final report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FWC/FWRI file F2852-10-14-F. 25 pp. plus appendices.

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]

Kumar A., Abouchami W., Galer S.J.G., Garrison V.H., Willians E., Andraea M.O. 2014. A radiogenic isotope tracer study of transaltlantic dust transport from Africa to the Caribbean. Atmospheric Environment 82:130-143.

Lamont, M.M., Fujisaki,I., and Carthy, R.R. 2014. Erratum to: Estimates of vital rates for a decling loggerhead turtle (Caretta, caretta) subpopulation: implications for management, U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. DOI:10.1007/s00227-014-2537-0

Lamont, M. M., Fujisaki, I., & Carthy, R. R. (2014). Estimates of vital rates for a declining loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) subpopulation: implications for management. Marine Biology, 1-10. [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]

Lisle, J.T., Garrison, V.H., and Gray, M.A., 2014, Evaluation of Coral Pathogen Growth Rates After Exposure to Atmospheric African Dust Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1017, 12 p. [Abstract]

McDowell, W. G., Benson, A. J. and Byers, J. E. (2014), Climate controls the distribution of a widespread invasive species: implications for future range expansion. Freshwater Biology 59(4):847-857. [Journal Abstract]

Merson, S.D., D. Ouwerkerk, L-M. Gulino, A. Klieve, R.K. Bonde, E.A. Burges and J.M. Lanyon. 2014. Variation in the hindgut microbial communities of the Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris over winter in Crystal River, Florida. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 87(3):601-615. [Journal 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]

Perez, L., J. Watling, D. Bucklin, S. Romanach, L. Brandt, M. Basille, and F. Mazzotti. 2014. Climate Changes, Shifting Ranges [Brochure]. Everglades National Park, Florida.

Pittman, S.E., Hart, K.M., Cherkiss, M.S., Snow, R.W., Fujisaki, I., Smith, B.J., Mazzotti, F.J., Dorcas, M.E., 2014, Homing of invasive Burmese pythons is South Florida: evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biology Letters 10: 20140040, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0040

Price, M., Adler, J., Littles, C., Randolph, A. N., Nash, U. A., Gillett, B., Randall, M., Sulak, K. J., Walsh, S. J., and Brownell, P. 2014. A bibliography of all known publications & reports on the Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi. United States Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, FL. 31 December 2013, 107 pp. [Webpage]

Prouty, N. G., E. B. Roark, A. E. Koenig, A. W. J. Demopoulos, F. C. Batista, B. D. Kocar, D. Selby, M. D. McCarthy, and F. Mienis (2014), Deep-sea coral record of human impact on watershed quality in the Mississippi River Basin, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 28, doi:10.1002/2013GB004754. [Sound Waves Article] [Journal Article]

Prouty, N. G., Fisher, C. R., Demopoulos, A. W., & Druffel, E. R. (2014). Growth rates and ages of deep-sea corals impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. [Journal Abstract]

Rogers CS, Willette DA, Miller J. (2014). Rapidly spreading seagrass invades the Caribbean with unknown ecological consequences. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 546-547.

Romañach, S. S., McKelvy, M., Suir, K., & Conzelmann, C. (2014). EverVIEW: A visualization platform for hydrologic and earth science gridded data. Computers & Geosciences. [Journal Abstract]

Schofield, P.J., Akins, Lad, Gregoire-Lucente, D.R., and Pawlitz, R.J., 2014, Invasive lionfish use a diversity of habitats in Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014–3032, 2 p.

Schofield, P.J. and W.F. Loftus. 2014. Non-native fishes in Florida freshwaters: a literature review and synthesis. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-014-9373-7

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]

S.E. Pittman, K.M. Hart, M.S. Cherkiss, R.W. Snow, I. Fujisaki, B.J. Smith, F.J. Mazzotti, and M.E. Dorcas. 2014. Homing of invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida: evidence for map and compass senses in snakes. Biol Lett 2014 10: 20140040. [USGS Press Release]

Shamblin, B.M., Bagley, D.A., Ehrhart, L.M., Desjardin, N.A., Martin, R.E., Hart, K.M., Naro-Maciel, E., Rusenko, K., Stiner, J.C., Sobel, D., Johnson, C., Wilmers, T.J., Wright, L.J., Nairn, C.J., 2014, Genetic structure of Florida green turtle rookeries as indicated by mitochondrial DNA control region sequences, Conservation Genetics DOI: 10.1007/s10592-014-0692-y [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]

Snyder, J.R.. 2014. Ecological implications of Laurel Wilt infestation on Everglades Tree Islands, southern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1225, 18 p. [Journal Abstract].

Sulak, K. J. 2014. The inky story of the dinky gall wasp. The Palmetto 31(1) Spring 2014:4-7.

Sulak, K. J., Randall, M. T. and Clugston, J. P. (2014). Survival of hatchery Gulf sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi Mitchill, 1815) in the Suwannee River, Florida: A 19-year evaluation. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30: 1428–1440. doi: 10.1111/jai.12607 [Journal Abstract]

Swain, E., Stefanova, L. & Smith, T. 2014. Applying Downscaled Global Climate Model Data to a Hydrodynamic Surface-Water and Groundwater Model. American Journal of Climate Change 3:33-49. [Journal Article]

Vander Zanden, H.B., Tucker, A.D., Hart, K.M., Lamont, M.L., Fujisaki, I., Addison, D.S., Mansfield, K.L., Phillipps, K.F., Wunder, M.B., Bowen, G.J., Pajuelo, M., Bolten, A.B., Bjorndal, K.A., 2014, Determining origin in a migratory marine vertebrate: a novel method to integrate stable isotopes and satellite tracking, Ecological Applications, [Journal Abstract]

Walls, S.C. 2014. Identifying monitoring gaps for amphibian populations in a North American biodiversity hotspot, the southeastern USA. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:3341-3357.

Walls, S.C., J.H. Waddle, S.P. Faulkner. 2014. Wetland Reserve Program enhances site occupancy and species richness in assemblages of anuran amphibians in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, USA. Wetlands 34:197-207. [Journal Abstract]

Walls, S.C., J.H. Waddle, W.J. Barichivich, I.A. Bartoszek, M.E. Brown, J.M. Hefner, and M.J. Schuman. 2014. Anuran site occupancy and species richness as tools for evaluating restoration of a hydrologically-modified landscape. Wetlands Ecology and Management 22:625-639.

Watling, James, Robert J. Fletcher, Carolina Speroterra, David N. Bucklin, Laura A. Brandt, Stephanie S. Romanach, Leonard G. Pearlstine, Yesenia Escribano, and Frank J. Mazzotti. (2014). Assessing effects of variation in global climate datasets on spatial predictions from climate envelope models. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. [Journal Abstract]

Williams, J.D., Butler, R.S., Warren, G.L., and N.A. Johnson. 2014. Freshwater Mussels of Florida. University of Alabama Press. Tuscaloosa.

Yates, K. K., Rogers, C. S., Herlan, J. J., Brooks, G. R., Smiley, N. A., and Larson, R. A. 2014. Diverse coral communities in mangrove habitats suggest a novel refuge from climate change, Biogeosciences, 11, 4321-4337, doi:10.5194/bg-11-4321-2014, 2014. [Journal Abstract] [National Geographic Article]


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