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  • Keever, A.C., C.P. McGowan, S.S. Ditchkoff, P.K. Acker, J.B. Grand, C.H. Newbolt, in review, Efficacy of time-lapse photography and repeated counts estimation for monitoring white-tailed deer populations.
  • McGowan, CP, Allan NA, Servoss J, Headwall S, Woolridge B, in review, Incorporating population viability models into species status assessment and listing decisions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. for submission to Endangered Species Research
  • Robinson, OJ, McGowan CP, Devers P. in review, Deciphering density dependent dynamics using multiple system models and Bayesian model weight updating. Submitted to Ecology February 2016.
  • Irwin, E.R and J. Terhune. Solving problems in fisheries management: proof of concept using structured decision making at the undergraduate level. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
  • DL Ward, AF Casper2, TD Counihan, JM Bayer, IR Waite, JJ Kosovich, CG Chapman, ER Irwin, JS Sauer, BS Ickes and AJ McKerrow. Long-term fish monitoring in large rivers: Utility of “benchmarking” across basins. Fisheries
  • Aspinwall, A, E. Irwin and C. Lloyd. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass. Cooperator Science Series, USFWS.
  • Robinson, OJ, McGowan, CP, Apodaca, JJ, in review, Decision analysis for habitat conservation of an endangered, range limited salamander, for submission to Animal Conservation
  • Dunham, Kylee, and Grand, J.B., 2016, Viability of the Alaskan breeding population of Steller’s eiders: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1084, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161084.  | Abstract | 
  • Dunham, Kylee, and Grand, J.B., 2016, Evaluating models of population process in a threatened population of Steller’s eiders—A retrospective approach: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1062, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161062  | Abstract | 
  • Grand, J.B. and K.J. Kleiner. 2016. Prioritizing landscapes for longleaf conservation. Cooperator Science Series. 48 pp.
  • Robinson OJ, McGowan CP, Devers PK. (2016) Updating movement estimates for American black ducks (Anas rubripes) PeerJ 4:e1787
  • Robinson OJ, McGowan CP, Devers PK, Brook RW, Huang M, Jones M, McAuley DG, Zimmerman G. 2016, A full annual cycle modeling framework for American black ducks, Natural Resource Modeling 29: 159–174.
  • Silvano, A.L., Steury, T.D., and J.B. Grand. 2016. Selecting focal species as surrogates for imperiled species using relative sensitivities. Ecological Indicators  | Abstract | 
  • Flint, P.L., J.B. Grand, M.R. Petersen, and R.F. Rockwell. 2016. Population dynamics of spectacled eiders: Synthesis of demographic data. North American Fauna.
  • Nichols, J.D., Hollmen, T.E. and Grand, J.B., 2016. Monitoring for the Management of Disease Risk in Animal Translocation Programmes. EcoHealth, pp.1-11.  | Abstract | 
  • Millard MJ, Sweka JA, McGowan CP, Smith DR, 2015, Assessment and Management of North American Horseshoe Crab Populations, with Emphasis on a Multispecies Framework for Delaware Bay Populations, in Carmichael RH, Botton ML, Shin PKS, Cheung SG (eds.) Changing global perspectives on biology, conservation, and management of horseshoe crabs, Springer 2015.
  • McGowan, CP, Smith, DR, Nichols, JD, Lyons, JE, Sweka, J, Kalasz, K, Niles, LJ, Wong, R, Brust, J, Davis, M, Spear, B, in review, Implementing a framework for multi-species, multi-objective adaptive management in Delaware Bay. Biological Conservation, 191: 759-769.
  • McGowan, CP. 2015, Comparing Models of Red Knot population dynamics, The Condor 117 (4), 494-502.
  • Irwin, E.R. and T.P. Goar. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in recruitment and growth of Channel Catfish Alabama bass and Tallapoosa Bass in the Tallapoosa River and associated tributaries. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS -116, Washington, D.C.  | Publisher Website | 
  • McGowan, CP, JE Lyons, and D.R. Smith, 2015, Developing objectives with multiple stakeholders: adaptive management of horseshoe crabs and Red Knots in the Delaware Bay. Environmental Management, 55 (4), 972-982.  | Download  | 
  • Irwin, E. R. Defining Ecological and Economical Hydropower Operations: a Framework for Managing Dam Releases to Meet Multiple Conflicting Objectives. Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics 1 (3): Article 5.
  • McGowan, C.P., D.H. Catlin, T.L. Shaffer, C.L. Gratto Trevor, C. Aron, 2014. Establishing endangered species recovery criteria using predictive simulation modeling. Biological Conservation 177, 220–229
  • Alix, D.M., C.J. Anderson, J.B. Grand, and C. Guyer. 2014. Evaluating the effects of land use on headwater wetland amphibian assemblages in coastal Alabama. Wetlands 34:917:926  | Abstract | 
  • Yorke, E.H., Judy, C.E., Saveraid, T.C, McGowan, C.P., Caldwell, F. C. in press, Distal Border Fragments of the Equine Navicular Bone: Significance in current clinical lameness.
  • Smith, D.R., C.P. McGowan, J.P. Daily, J.D. Nichols, J.A. Sweka, and J.E. Lyons 2013 Evaluating a multispecies adaptive management framework: must uncertainty impede effective decision-making? Journal of Applied Ecology, early online August 28, 2013 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12145  | Publisher Website | 
  • Post Van Der Burg, M., Bly, B.B., Vercautheren, T., Grand, J.B., and Tyre, A.J. On the role of budget sufficiency, cost Efficiency and uncertainty in species management. Journal of Wildlife Management: 00(0): 000-000, 200X  | Abstract | 
  • Irwin, E. R. 2013. Adaptive management of flows from dams: a win-win framework for water users. Auburn Speaks: Water. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • McGowan, C.P. 2013, A Structured approach to incidental take decision making. Environmental Managment 51:241–250
  • Mitchell, M. S., J. A. Gude, N. Anderson, J. Ramsey, M. Thompson, M. Sullivan, V. Edwards, C. Gower, J. F. Cochrane, E. Irwin, and T. Walshe. 2013. Using structured decision making to manage disease risk for Montana wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:107-114.
  • McGowan, CP, Gardner, B. 2013, Evaluating Methodological Assumptions of Catch-Curve Survival Estimation for Un-Marked Precocial Chicks. Waterbirds 36: 82-87
  • Runge, M.C., J.B. Grand, and M.S. Mitchell. 2013. Structured decision making. pp. 51-72. In P.R. Krausman and J.W. Cain eds. Wildlife Management and conservation: Contemporary principles and practices. Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Wilson, H. M., P. L. Flint, A. N. Powell, J. B. Grand, and C. L. Moran. 2012. Population ecology of breeding Pacific Common Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Wildlife Monographs,182:1-29; DOI: 10.1002/wmon.8
  • Ditchkoff, S. S., D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2012. Reproduction in a Population of Wild Pigs (Sus scrofa) Subjected to Lethal Control. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1235-1240.
  • McGowan, C.P., 2012. Demography. in: T. Simons, E. Nol, R. Beotcher (eds.) The
    American Oysterchatcher, in R. Poole The Birds of North America On-Line.
  • Jolley, J. C. and E. R. Irwin. 2011. Catfish population characteristics in tailwater and reservoir habitats of the Coosa River, Alabama. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:155-166
  • Olive, J.A., H.L. Schramm, Jr., P.D. Gerard, E. Irwin. 2011. An evaluation of agreement between pectoral spines and otoliths for estimating ages of catfishes. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:679-688.  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Damm, P.E., Grand, J.B. Grand, and S.W. Barnett. Variation in detection among passive infrared triggered-cameras in wildlife research. Proceedings Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  | Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, W. Kendal. 2011. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance. Ecosphere 2: art 69.
  • McGowan, C.P., M. C. Runge, M. A. Larson, 2011. Incorporating parametric uncertainty into population viability models. Biological Conservation, 144, 1400-1408.
  • Williams, B.L., R.W. Holtfreter, S.S. Ditchkoff, and J.B. Grand. 2011. Efficiency of Time-lapse intervals and simple baits for camera surveys of wild pigs. J. Wildlife Manage. 75(3)655-659.
  • S. S. Ditchkoff, B.L. Williams, M.S. Mitchell, J.B. Grand, and J.J> Millspaugh. Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites in Wild Pig Populations Fluctuate Based on Reproductive Cycle. Wildlife Society Bulletin: 00(0): 000-000, 201X  | Abstract | 
  • Williams, B.L., R.W. Holtfreter, S.S. Ditchkoff, and J.B. Grand. 2011. Trap style influences wild pig behavior and trapping success. J. Wildlife Manage. 75(3)432-436.
  • McGowan, C. P., D. R. Smith, J. A. Sweka, J. Martin, J. D. Nichols, R. Wong, J. E. Lyons, L. J. Niles, K. Kalasz, J. Brust, M. Klopfer, B. Spear. 2011. Multi-species modeling for adaptive management of horseshoe crabs and red knots in the Delaware Bay. Natural Resource Modeling 24, 117-156
  • McGowan, C.P., M.R. Ryan, M.C. Runge, J.J. Millspaugh, J. Cochrane, 2011. The role of demographic compensation theory in incidental take assessments for endangered species. Biological Conservation 144, 730-737.
  • McGowan, C.P., D.C. Kessler, M.R. Ryan, 2011, Endangered species management: A Synthesis. Lessons in Conservation, Available on line February 2011.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Martin, B. M. and E. R. Irwin. 2011. A Digital Underwater Video Camera System for Aquatic Research. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1365-1369
  • McGowan, C. P., Ryan, M.R. 2010. Arguments for Using Population Models in Incidental Take Assessments for Endangered Species. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1: 183-188  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Craven, S.W., J.T. Peterson, M.C. Freeman, T.J. Kwak, and E. Irwin. 2010. Modeling the relations between flow regime components, species traits and spawning success of fishes in warmwater streams. Environmental Management. 46(2):181-194
  • Jolley, D. B., S. S. Ditchkoff, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2010. Estimate of herpetofauna depredation by a population of wild pigs. Journal of Mammalogy 91:519-524.
  • Sakaris, P. C., and E. R. Irwin. Application of stochastic models for examining the effects of hydrologic alteration and variable mortality on the population dynamics of lotic fishes in regulated river systems. Ecological Applications
  • Mitchell, M. S., L. B. Pacifici, J. B. Grand, and R. A. Powell. 2009. Contributions of vital rates to growth of a protected population of American black bears. Ursus 20:77-84.
  • Sharp, N. W., M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2009. Sources, sinks, and spatial ecology of cotton mice in longleaf pine stands undergoing restoration. Journal of Mammalogy.
  • McGowan, C. P., and M. R. Ryan. 2009, A quantitative framework to evaluate incidental take and endangered species population viability. Biological Conservation, 142: 3128–3136.
  • Irwin, E. R. and K. D. M. Kennedy. 2009. Engaging stakeholders for adaptive management using structured decision analysis. Proceedings of the Third Conference on Research in the Watersheds.
  • Hanson, L. B., M. S. Mitchell, J. B. Grand, D. B. Jolley, W. D. Sparklin, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2009. Effect of experimental manipulation on survival and recruitment of feral pigs. Wildlife Research. 36(3):185-191.
  • Schamber, J. L., P. L. Flint, et al. (2009). "Population Dynamics of Long-tailed Ducks Breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska." Arctic 62(2): 190-200.
  • Irwin, E. R., K. D. Kennedy, J. T. Peterson, M. C. Freeman and B. J. Freeman, G. T. Turner. Using Aquatic GAP models to prioritize conservation efforts: a framework. GAP Bulletin 16
  • McGowan, C. P., J. J. Millspaugh, M. R. Ryan, K. C. Cruse, and G. A. Pavelka. 2009. Estimating survival of precocial chicks during the pre-fledging period using a catch-curve method and age based count data Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 79-87.
  • Hanson, L. B., J. B. Grand, M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, B. D. Sparklin and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2008. Change-in-ratio density estimator for feral pigs is less biased than closed mark-recapture estimates. Wildlife Research 35(7): 695-699.
  • Hayer, C-A., and E. R. Irwin. Influence of gravel mining and other factors on detection probabilities of Coastal Plain Fishes in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
  • Jolley, J. C., and E. R. Irwin. A health assessment of catfish in the Coosa River, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Sakaris, P. C., E. R. Irwin. 2008 Verification of daily ring deposition in the otoliths of age-0 channel catfish. North American Journal of Fish Management 28:212-218
  • Millspaugh, J.J., R. A. Gitzen, S. Amelon, T. W. Bonnot, D. T. Farrand, D. S. Jachowski, B. J. Keller, C. P. McGowan, M. S. Pruett, C. D. Rittenhouse, and K. M. Suedkamp Wells. 2008. Effects of culling on Bison demographics in Midwestern National Parks. Natural Areas Journal 28: 240-250.
  • Koons, D. N., Holmes, R. R., Grand, J. B. 2007. Population inertia and its sensitivity to changes in vital rates or initial conditions. Ecology 88(88)2857-2867.
  • Miller, D. A., Grand, J. B., Fondell, T. F., and Anthony, R. M. 2007. Optimizing Nest Survival and Female Survival: Consequences of Nest Site Selection for Canada Geese. Condor 109:4(769-780)
  • Katechis, C., P. Sakaris, and E. R. Irwin. 2007. Population demographics of Mooneye, Hiodon tergisus, in the lower Tallapoosa River of the Mobile Basin. Southeastern Naturalist 6:461-470.
  • Folk, T. H., Holmes, R. R., Grand, J. B. 2007. Variation in northern bobwhite demography along two temporal scales. Population Ecology. 49:3 (211-219).
  • Folk, T. H., J. B. Grand, W. E. Palmer, J. P. Carroll, D. C. Sisson, T. M. Terhune, S. D. Wellendorf, H. L. Stribling. 2007. Estimates of Survival from Radiotelemetry:a Response to Guthery and Lusk. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(4):1027-1033.
  • Terhune, T. M., D. C. Sisson, J. B. Grand, H. L. Stribling. 2007. Factors Influencing Survival of Radiotagged and Banded Northern Bobwhites in Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(4):1288-1297.
  • Peterson, J., C. Moore, S. Wenger, K. Kennedy, E. Irwin, and M. Freeman. 2007. Adaptive management applied to aquatic natural resources. Chapter 6.4 in Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, Athens.  | Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • McGowan, C. P., D. Catlin, G. Jons, G. Pavelka. 2007. Piping Plovers nesting amongst cottonwood saplings. Waterbirds 30: 275 – 277.
  • McGowan, C. P., and T. R. Simons. 2006. Effects of human disturbance on the incubation behavior of American Oystercatchers. Wilson Bulletin 118: 485-493.
  • Flint, P. L., Morse, J. A., Grand, J. B., Moran, C. L. 2006. Correlated growth and survival of juvenile Spectacled Eiders:Evidence of habitat limitation? Condor 108:4 (901-911)
  • Sakaris, P. C., E. R. Irwin, J. C. Jolley and D. Harrison. 2006. Comparison of native and introduced flathead catfish populations in Alabama and Georgia: growth, mortality and management. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:867-874.
  • Anthony, R. M., Grand, J. B., Fondell, T. F., Miller, D. A. Techniques for identifying predators of goose nests. 2006. Wildlife Biology 12:3 (249-256)
  • Fondell, T. F., J. B. Grand, D. A. Miller and R. M. Anthony. 2006. Renesting by dusky Canada geese on the Copper River Delta, Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(4): 955-964.
  • Flint, P. L., J. B. Grand, T. F. Fondell, J. A. Morse. 2006. Populatin Dynamics of Greater Scaup Breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Wildlife Monographs:Vol. 162, No. 1 pp. 1-22.
  • Tucker, J. W., Robinson, W. D., Grand, J. B. 2006. Breeding productivity of Bachman's sparrows in fire-managed longleaf pine forests. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:2 (131-137).
  • Koons, D. N., J. B. Grand, J. M. Arnold. 2006. Population momentum across vertebrate life histories. Ecological Modelling 197 (2006) 418-430.
  • Koons, D. N., J. B. Grand, R. F. Rockwell. 2006. Population perturbation analysis:the influence of population momentum. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(1):19-26.
  • Hartke, K. M, J. B. Grand, G. R. Hepp, and T. H. Folk. 2006. Sources of variation in survival of breeding female wood ducks. Condor 108:1 (201-210).
  • Grand, J. B., Fondell, T. F., Miller, D. A., Anthony, R. M. 2006. Nest survival in Dusky Canada Geese (Branta canadensis occidentalis): Use of discrete-time models. Auk 123:1 (198-210)
  • Brongo, L. L., Mitchell, M. S., Grand, J. B. 2005. Effects of trapping with bait on bait-station indices to black bear abundance. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:4 (1357-1361).
  • Miller, D. A., J. B. Grand, T. F. Fondell, R. M. Anthony. 2006. Pr4dator functional response and prey survival: direct and indirect interactions affecting a marked prey population. Journal of Animal Ecology 75(1):101-110.
  • Brongo, L. L., Mitchell, M. S., Grand, J. B. 2005. Long-term analysis of survival, fertility, and population growth rate of black bears in North Carolina. Journal of Mammalogy. 86:5 (1029-1035)
  • McGowan, C. P., T. R. Simons, W. Golder, and J. Cordes. 2005 A comparison of American Oystercatcher reproductive success on barrier beach and river island habitats in coastal North Carolina. Waterbirds 28(2): 150-155.
  • McGowan, C. P., S. A. Schulte, and T. R. Simons. 2005. Resightings of marked American Oystercatchers banded as chicks. Wilson Bulletin 117: 382-385.
  • McGowan, C. P., and T. R. Simons. 2005. A method for trapping breeding adult American Oystercatchers. Journal of Field Ornithology 76(1):46-49.
  • Koons, D. N., J. B. GRand, B. Zinner, R. F. Rockwell. 2005. Transient population dynamics:relations to life history and initial population state. Ecological Modelling 185 (2005) 283-297.
  • Tucker, J. W., W. D. Robinson, and J. B. Grand. 2004. Influence of fire on Bachman's Sparrow, an endemic North American songbird. Journal of Wildlife Managment 68(4):1114-1123.
  • Mitchell, M. S. 2004. Black bear Ursus americanus. Pp. 187-189 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and M. Sievering. 2004. Long-tailed weasel Mustela frenata. Pp. 208-209 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and M. Sievering. 2004. Spotted skunk Spilogale putorius. Pp. 210-211 in R. E. Mirarchi, M. A. Bailey, T. M. Haggerty, and T. L. Best, eds. Alabama wildlife. Volume 3. Imperiled amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • Franson, J. C., T. E. Hollmen, P. L. Flint, J. B. Grand, and R. B. Lanctot. 2004. Contaminants in molting long-tailed ducks and nesting common eiders in the Beaufort Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48:6 (504-513)
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2004. A mechanistic home range model for optimal use of spatially distributed resources. Ecological Modelling 177:209-232.
  • Anthony, R. M., J. B. Grand, T. F. Fondell., and B. F. J. Manly. A quantitative approach to identifying predators from nest remains. Journal Field Ornithology. 75(1):40-48
  • Jolley, J. C., and E. R. Irwin. 2004. Food habits of catfishes in tailwater and reservoir habitats in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 57:124-140.
  • Sakaris, P. C., K. J. Kleiner, A. M. Ferrara and E. R. Irwin. Movements and home ranges of alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) in the Mobile Tensaw Delta, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 57:102-111.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2003. Response of black bears to forest management in the southern Appalachian mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:692-705.
  • Howell, M. D., Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L. Body molt of male long-tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) in the nearshore waters of the North Slope, Alaska. Wilson Bulletin 115(2):170-175.
  • Hollmen, T. E., J. C. Franson, P. L. Flint, J. B. Grand, R. B. Lanctot, D. E. Docherty, and H. M. Wilson. An Adenovirus linked to mortality and disease in long-tailed ducks (Clangula hyemalis) in Alaska. Avian Diseases 47(4): 1434-1440
  • Freeman M. C., E. R. Irwin, N. M. Burkhead, B. J. Freeman and H. L. Bart. 2005. Status and Conservation of the Fish Fauna of the Alabama River System. American Fisheries Symposium 45:557-585.
  • Boxrucker, J., and E. R. Irwin 2002. Challenges of Crappie Management Continue into the 21st Century. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1334-1339.
  • Irwin, E. R., R. L. Noble and J. R. Jackson. 2002. A reservoir landscape for age-0 largemouth bass. Pages 61-71 in Ridgeway, M., and D. Philipp (editors). Black Bass 2000 Symposium Proceedings. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Mitchell, M. S., J. W. Zimmerman, and R. A. Powell. 2002. Test of ahabitat suitability index for black bears in the Southern Appalachians. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:794-808.
  • Mitchell, M. S., and R. A. Powell. 2001. Linking fitness landscapes with the behavior and distribution of animals. In Bissonette, J. A., and I. Storch, editors, Landscape ecology and resource management: linking theory with practice. Island Press.
  • Grand, J. B., J. C. Franson, P. L. Flint, and M. R. Petersen. 2002. Concentrations of trace elements in eggs and blood of spectacled and common eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(8):80-85.
  • Wigley, T. B., M. S. Mitchell, P. C. Van Deusen, and R. A. Lancia. 2001. Tools for blending economic and ecological objectives on private forestlands. Invited Paper. Transactions of the 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference:61-76.
  • Esler, D., J. B. Grand, and A. 2001. Intraspecific variation innutrient reserve use during clutch formation by lesser scaup. Condor103:810-820.
  • Buckmeier, D. L., E. R. Irwin, R. K. Betsill and J. A. Prentice. 2002. Validity of otoliths and pectoral spines for estimating ages of channelcatfish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:934-942.
  • Irwin, E. R., and M. C. Freeman. 2002. A proposal for adaptive maqnagement to conserve biotic integrity in a regulated segment of the Tallapoosa River, Alabama (U. S. A. ). Conservation Biology 16:1212-1222
  • Jackson, J. R., R. L. Noble, E. R. Irwin, and S. L. Van Horn. 2001. Response of juvenile largemouth bass to habitat enhancement through addition of artificial substrates. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:46-58.
  • Ferrara, A. M., and E. R. Irwin. 2001. A standardized procedure for internal sex identification in Lepisostidae. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:530-535.
  • Freeman, M. C., Z. Bowen, K. Bovee and E. Irwin. 2001. Flow and habitat effects on juvenile fish abundance in natural and altered flow regimes. Ecological Applications 2001:179-190.
  • Henry, T. B., E. R. Irwin, J. M. Grizzle, W. G. Brumbaugh and M. L. Wildhaber. 2001. Gill lesions and death of bluegill in an acid mine drainage mixing zone. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20:1304-1311.
  • Irwin, E. R., and A. M. Ferrara. Fish tales: study seeking to tell story of Alabama's alligator gar. Highlights of Agricultural Research 47 (4):12-14.
  • Mitchell, M. S., R. A. Lancia, and J. A. Gerwin. 2001. Using landscape-level data to predict the distribution of birds on a managed forest:effects of scale. Ecological Applications11:1692-1708.
  • Petersen, M. R., J. B. Grand, and C. P. Dau. 2000. Spectacled Eider(Somateria fischeri). In The Birds of North America, (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds. ). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The AmericanOrnithologists' Union, Washington, D. C. No. 547.
  • Wigley, T. B., W. M. Baughman, M. E. Dorcas, J. A. Gerwin, J. W. Gibbons, D. C. Guynn, Jr., R. A. Lancia, Y. A. Leiden, M. S. Mitchell, K. R. Russell. 2000. Contributions of intensively managed forests tothe sustainability of wildlife communities in the south. SustainingSouthern Forests: the Science of Forest Assessment.
  • Lancia, R. A., J. A. Gerwin, M. S. Mitchell, W. M. Baughman, and T. B. Wigley. 2000. Avian diversity on an intensively-managed, industrialforest in South Carolina: the Westvaco example. Fragmentation 2000: aconference on sustaining private forests in the 21st century.
  • Flint, P. L., J. B. Grand, J. A. Morse, T. F. Fondell. 2000. Late summer survival of adult female and juvenile spectacled eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Waterbirds 23:292-297.
  • Buckmeier, D. L., and E. R. Irwin. 2000. An evaluation of soft visual implant tag retention and anchor tag retention in channel catfish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:296-299.
  • Irwin, E. R., and W. A. Hubert. 1999. Biology and management of ictalurids: a summary of the proceedings of the international catfish symposium. Pp. 495-502 in E. R. Irwin, W. A. Hubert, C. F. Rabini, H. L. Schramm, Jr., and T. Coon (eds. ). Catfish 2000: Proceedings of the International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Irwin, E. R., M. C. Freeman and K. M. Costley. 1999. Habitat use by juvenile channel catfish and flathead catfish in lotic systems in Alabama. Pages 223-230 in E. R. Irwin, W. Hubert, C. Rabeni, H. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. Catfish 2000:Proceedings of the 1st International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesdea, Maryland.
  • Irwin, E. R., W. A. Hubert, C. F. Rabeni, H. L. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. 1999. Biology and Management of Catfishes: Proceedings of the First International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Nash, M. K., and E. R. Irwin. 1999. Use of otoliths versus pectoral spines for aging adult flathead catfish. Pages 309-316 in E. R. Irwin, W. Hubert, C. Rabeni, H. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. Catfish 2000:Proceedings of the 1st International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Flint, P. L., and J. B. Grand, 1999. Patterns of variation in size and composition of greater scaup eggs: are they related? Wilson Bulletin 111:465-471.
  • Flint, P. L., and J. B. Grand. 1999. Incubation behavior of spectacled eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Condor 101:413-416.
  • Flint, P. L., Grand, J. B., Rockwell, R. F. 1998. A model of northern pintail productivity and population growth rate. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:3 (1110-1118).
  • Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L., Petersen, M. R., Moran, C. L. 1998. Effect of lead poisoning on spectacled eider survival rates. Journal of Wildlife Management. 62:3 (1103-1109)
  • Powell, R.A. and M.S. Mitchell. 1998. Topographical constraints and home range quality. Ecography 21:337-341
  • Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L. 1997. Productivity of nesting Spectacled Eiders on the lower Kashunuk River, Alaska. Condor 99:4 (926-932)
  • Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L., Heglund, P. J. 1997. Habitat use by nesting and brood rearing northern pintails on the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 61:4 (1199-11207)
  • Flint, P. L., Petersen, M. R., Grand, J. B. 1997. Exposure of Spectacled Eiders and other diving ducks to lead in western Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie. 75:3 (439-443)
  • Flint, P. L., Grand, J. B. 1997. Survival of spectacled eider adult females and ducklings during brood rearing. Journal of Wildlife Management. 61:1 (217-221)
  • Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L. 1996. Renesting ecology of northern Pintails on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Condor 98:4 (820-824).
  • Flint, P. L. Grand, J. B., Sedinger, J. S. 1996. Allocation of limited reserves to a clutch: A model explaining the lack of a relationship between clutch size and egg size. Auk 113:4 (939-942)
  • Cronin, M. A., Grand, J. B., Esler, D., Derksen, D. V., Scribner, K. T. 1996. Breeding populations of northern pintails have similar mitochondrial DNA. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie. 74:6 (992-999)
  • Flint, P. L., Grand, J. B. 1996. Nesting success of northern pintails on the coastal Yuko-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Condor 98:1 (54-60)
  • Flint, P. L., Grand, J. B. 1996. Variation in egg size of the Northern Pintail. Condor 98:1 (162-165)
  • Grand, J. B., Flint, P. L. 1996. Survival of Northern Pintail ducklings on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Condor 98:1 (48-53)
  • Mitchell, M.S., R.A. Lancia, and E.J. Jones. 1996. Use of insecticide to control destructive activity of ants during trapping of small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 77:1107-1113.
  • Grand, J. B. 1995. Nesting success of ducks on the central Yukon Flats, Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne de Zoologie 73:2 (260-265)
  • Mitchell, M.S., K.S. Karriker, E.J. Jones, and R.A. Lancia. 1995. Small mammal communities associated with pine plantation management of pocosins. The Journal of Wildlife Management 59:875-881.
  • Esler, D., Grand, J. B. 1994. Comparison of age-determination techniques for female Northern Pintails and American Wigeon in spring. Wildlife Society Bulletin 22:2 (260-264)
  • Grand, J. B., Fondell, T. F. 1994. Decoy trapping and rocket-netting for Northern Pintails in spring. Journal of Field Ornithology 65:3 (402-405)
  • Esler, D., Grand, J. B. 1994. The role of nutrient reserves for clutch formation by Northern Pintails in Alaska. Condor 96:P2 (422-432)
  • Esler, D., Grand, J. B. 1993. Factors influencing depredation of artificial duck nests. Journal of Wildlife Management 57:2 (244-248)
  • Clark, M.K., M.S. Mitchell, and K.S. Karriker. 1993. Notes on the geographical and ecological distribution of relict population of Synaptomys cooperi (Rodentia: Arvicolidae) from Eastern North Carolina. Brimleyana 19:155-168.
  • Grand, J. B. 1992. Breeding chronology of mottled ducks in a Texas coastal marsh. Journal of Field Ornithology 63:2 (195-202).
  • Grand, J. B., Mirarchi, R. E. 1988. Habitat use by recently fledged Mourning Doves in East Central Alabama. Journal of Wildlife Management 52:1 (153-157).
 

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