This is a select list of works produced by the faculty of the USF Department of Integrative Biology. Materials are included when two conditions are satisfied: 1) the creator approves inclusion and 2) the publisher allows the material to be placed in the repository. Please direct questions or requests to expand the list of materials to Jason Boczar.

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Submissions from 2010

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Conceptual Model for Thermal Limits on the Distribution of Reptiles, J. Sean Doody and Jennifer A. Moore

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Long-Term Effects of Fire and Fire-Return Interval on Population Structure and Growth of Iong Leaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill), Chelcy R. Ford, Emily S. Minor, and Gordon A. Fox

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Extending eusociality to include vertebrate family units., Benjamin E. Hardisty and Deby L. Cassill

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Memes and the ecological niche., Benjamin E. Hardisty and Deby L. Cassill

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Cephalopod species richness in the wider Caribbean region., Heather L. Judkins, Michael Vecchione, Jose Torres, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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Experimental Demonstration of Population Extinction Due to a Predator-driven Allee Effect, Andrew M. Kramer and John M. Drake

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How Should the Risk Associated with the Introduction of Biological Control Agents Be Estimated?, Earl D. McCoy and J Howard Frank

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Is the Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) a Dietary Specialist?, Earl D. McCoy, Nicolett Ihász, Eric J. Britt, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Skeletochronology of the Threatened Florida Sand Skink, Plestiodon (Neoseps) reynoldsi, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, W J. Shockley, and Marvin R. Alvarez

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Long Generation Time Delays the Genetic Response to Habitat Fragmentation in the Threatened Florida Sand Skink, Earl D. McCoy, Jonathan Q. Richmond, Henry R. Mushinsky, Eric J. Britt, and J Steve Godley

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Measuring Wetland Health: Monitoring Anuran Calling Activity at Urban and Non-urban Cypress Domes, Henry R. Mushinsky, Earl D. McCoy, A C. Deyle, and Jacqueline C. Guzy

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Plant Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing Climate, A. B. Nicotra, O. K. Atkin, S. P. Bonser, A. M. Davidson, E J. Finnegan, U Mathesius, P Poot, M D. Purugganan, Christina L. Richards, F. Valladares, and M Van Kleunan

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A Review of “Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans”, John C. Ogden

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): A First Step to Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) in the Wider Caribbean, John C. Ogden

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What Role Does Heritable Epigenetic Variation Play in Phenotypic Evolution?, Christina L. Richards, Oliver Bossdorf, and Massimo Pigliucci

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Understanding Natural Epigenetic Variation, Christina L. Richards, Oliver Bossdorf, and Koen J.F. Verhoeven

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Evaluating Adaptive Processes for Conservation and Management of Estuarine and Coastal Resources, Christina L. Richards, John P. Wares, and Joshua A. Mackie

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Plasticity, Not Adaptation to Salt Level, Explains Variation Along a Salinity Gradient in a Salt Marsh Perennial, Christina L. Richards, Susan N. White, Mar A. McGuire, Steven J. Franks, Lisa A. Donovan, and Rodney Maurico

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Transgressive Aggression in Sceloporus Hybrids Confers Fitness Through Advantages in Male Agonistic Encounters, Travis R. Robbins, Jonathan N. Pruitt, Lorelei E. Straub, Earl D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Linking Global Climate and Temperature Variability to Widespread Amphibian Declines Putatively Caused by Disease, Jason R. Rohr and Thomas R. Raffel

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Buccal Pumping Mechanics of Xenopus laevis Tadpoles: Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors, William G. Ryerson and Stephen M. Deban

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Invasive species control: understanding conflicts between researchers and the general community, Richard Shine and J. Sean Doody

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Arsenic Trioxide Induces a Beclin-1-Independent Autophagic Pathway Via Modulation of SnoN/SkiL Expression in Ovarian Carcinoma Cells, Dawn M. Smith, Shetal Patel, Fadi Raffoul, Edward M. Haller, Gordon B. Mills, and Meera Nanjundan

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Modulation of Hyaluronan Production by CD44 Positive Glioma Cells, Marzenna Wiranowska, Sharron Ladd, Lynn C. Moscinski, Bobbye Hill, Edward M. Haller, Katalin Mikecz, and Anna Plaas

Submissions from 2009

Control of emerging infectious agents causing nosocomial and community-acquired cross infections in immunocompromised hosts, Hossam M. Ashour

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Species distribution and antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative aerobic bacteria in hospitalized cancer patients, Hossam M. Ashour and Amany El-Sharif

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Complex Rearrangements Lead to Novel Chimeric Gene Fusion Polymorphisms at the Arabidopsis MAF2-5 Flowering Time Gene Cluster, Ana L. Caicedo, Christina L. Richards, Ian M. Ehrenreich, and Michael D. Purugganan

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The Importance of Data Discovery and Management in Advancing Ecosystem-Based Management, Christina Carollo, Dave J. Reed, John C. Ogden, and David Palandro

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Polyphasic wake/sleep episodes in the fire ant, Solenopsis Invicta., Deby L. Cassill, Skye Brown, Devon Swick, and George Yanev

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Survival of the Misfits : Why Most Sperm are Duds & Other Interesting Tales of Evolution, Deby L. Cassill and Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

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Ambidextrous Mandibles in the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta., Deby L. Cassill and Devon Singh

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Activity of Trunk Muscles During Aquatic and Terrestrial Locomotion in Ambystoma maculatum, Stephen M. Deban and Nadja Schilling

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Communal Egg-laying in Reptiles and Amphibians: Evolutionary Patterns and Hypotheses, J. Sean Doody

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Superficial lizards in cold climates: Nest site choice along an elevational gradient, J. Sean Doody

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Population-level declines in Australian predators caused by an invasive species, J. Sean Doody, Brian Green, David Rhind, Christina M. Castellano, and R. Sims

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Nesting Behavior of the Pig-Nosed Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, in Australia, J. Sean Doody, Matthew Pauza, Bret Stewart, and Chris Camacho

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Telemetry tagging methods for some freshwater reptiles, J. Sean Doody, John Roe, Phillip Mayes, and Lesley Ishiyama

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Masticophis Flagellum Selects Florida Scrub Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales, Brian J. Halstead, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Are Morphological Specializations of the Hyolingual System in Chameleons and Salamanders Tuned to Demands on Performance?, Anthony Herrel, Stephen M. Deban, Vicky Schaerlaeken, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, and D. Adriaens

Understanding Disease in Desert Tortoise Populations: A Brief Summary of Knowledge and Recommendations Pertinent to Conservation, P Hudson, K S. Berry, C R. Tracy, Earl D. McCoy, K Ralls, M Reed, and R Steidl

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Cephalopods of the broad Caribbean: Distribution, abundance and ecological importance., Heather L. Judkins

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First records of Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (Lu, 1977) (Cephalopoda: Oegopsidae: Chiroteuthidae), from the North Atlantic Ocean, Straits of Florida., Heather L. Judkins, Debi Ingrao, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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Cephalopods (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico., Heather L. Judkins, Michael Vecchione, and Clyde F.E. Roper

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The Evidence for Allee Effects, Andrew M. Kramer, Brian Dennis, Andrew M. Liebhold, and John M. Drake

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Biogeochemical Function and Heterogeneity in Arid-Region Riparian Zones, David B. Lewis, Tamara K. Harms, John D. Schade, and N B. Grimm

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People and Coral Reefs, John C. Ogden

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Reviewed Work: A Reef in Time: The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End by J. E. N. Veron, John C. Ogden

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Perspectives on Ecological and Evolutionary Systems Biology, Christina L. Richards, Yoshie Hanzawa, Manpreet Katari, Ian M. Ehrenreich, Kathleen E. Englemann, and Michael D. Purugganan

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Serodiagnosis of brucellosis in cattle and humans in Egypt, Mohamed H. Samaha, Tarek R. Mohamed, Ramadan M. Khoudair, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Dichotomies in perceived predation risk of drinking wallabies in response to predatory crocodiles, David Steer and J. Sean Doody

Submissions from 2008

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Antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities of volatile oils and extracts from stems, leaves, and flowers of Eucalyptus sideroxylon and Eucalyptus torquata, Hossam M. Ashour

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Epigenetics for Ecologists, O. Bossdorf, Christina L. Richards, and Massimo Pigliucci

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Locomotor Function of Forelimb Protractor and Retractor Muscles of Dogs: Evidence of Strut-like Behavior at the Shoulder, David R. Carrier, Stephen M. Deban, and Timna Fischbein

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Young fire ant workers feign death and survive aggressive beighbors., Deby L. Cassill, Kim Vo, and Brandie Becker

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Plestiodon Reynoldsi Albinism, Alessandro Catenazzi, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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A Call to Action for Coral Reefs, Richard E. Dodge, Charles Birkeland, Marea Hatziolos, Joan Kleypas, Stephen R. Palumbi, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Rob van Woesik, John C. Ogden, Richard B. Aronson, Billy D. Causey, and Francis Staub

Wildlife Habitat and Wildlife Utilization of Phosphate-Mined Lands, D Durbin, S Gonzalez, K Robbins, N Halstead, H R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Tidal Influence on a Fringing Mangrove Intertidal Fish Community as Observed By in Situ Video Recording: Implications for Studies of Tidally Migrating Nekton, William L. Ellis and Susan S. Bell

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Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) colonization and infection in intravenous and inhalational opiate drug abusers, Amany El-Sharif and Hossam M. Ashour

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Ecology of testate amoebae (thecamoebians) in subtropical Florida lakes., Jaime Escobar, Thomas J. Whitmore, William F. Kenney, and Jason H. Curtis

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Discrete Analysis (Matrix Models), Gordon A. Fox

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Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in Egypt, Gamal F. Gad, Ramadan A. El-Domany, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Sympatric Masticophis flagellum and Coluber Constrictor Select Prey at Different Levels of Taxonomy, Brian J. Halstead, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Allee Effect Limits Colonization Success of Sexually Reproducing Zooplankton, Andrew M. Kramer, Orlando Sarnelle, and Roland A. Knapp

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Limits to Genetic Bottlenecks and Founder Events Imposed by the Allee Effect, Andrew Kramer and Orlando Sarnelle

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Food Restriction Compromises Immune Memory in Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) by Reducing Spleen-Derived Antibody-Producing B Cell Numbers, Lynn B. Martin, Kristen J. Navara, Michael T. Bailey, Chelsea R. Hutch, Nicole D. Powell, John F. Sheridan, and Randy J. Nelson

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A Data Aggregation Problem in Studies of Upper Respiratory Tract Disease of the Gopher Tortoise, Earl D. McCoy

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Using an Ecological Ethics Framework to Make Decisions about the Relocation of Wildlife, Earl D. McCoy and Kristin Berry

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A Future with Small Populations of the Gopher Tortoise, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Robin D. Moore

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Reviewed Work: Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands by Michael Bright, John C. Ogden

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Plasticity in Salt Tolerance Traits Allows for Invasion of Novel Habitat by Japanese Knotweed s. l. (Fallopia japonica and F.×bohemica, Polygonaceae), Christina L. Richards, Ramona L. Walls, John P. Bailey, Radha Parameswaran, Tara George, and Massimo Pigliucci

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Translocation of the Gopher Tortoise: Difficulties Associated with Assessing Success, Susannah C. Riedl, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Translocation of the Gopher Tortoise: Difficulties Associated with Assessing Success, Susannah C. Riedl, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy

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Ecology of Coral Reefs in the US Virgin Islands, Caroline S. Rogers, Jeff Miller, Erinn M. Muller, Peter Edmunds, and John C. Ogden

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Evaluating the Links Between Climate, Disease Spread, and Amphibian Declines, Jason R. Rohr, Thomas R. Raffel, John M. Romansic, Hamish McCallum, and Peter J. Hudson

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Multicenter study of Brucellosis in Egypt, Hassan Samaha, Meshref Al-Rowaily, Ramadan M. Khoudair, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Arsenic contamination of lake sediments in Florida: Evidence of herbicide mobility from watershed soils., Thomas J. Whitmore, Melanie A. Riedinger-Whitmore, Joseph M. Smoak, Keith V. Kolasa, Ethan A. Goddard, and Richard Bindler

Submissions from 2007

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Expansion of B cells is necessary for the induction of T-Cell tolerance elicited through the anterior chamber of the eye, Hossam M. Ashour and Jerry Y. Niederkorn

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The role of B cells in the induction of peripheral T cell tolerance, Hossam M. Ashour and Tarek M. Seift

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Opposable spines facilitate fine and gross object manipulation in fire ants., Deby L. Cassill, Anthony Greco, Rajesh Silwal, and Xuefeng Wang

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A naturological approach to corporate governance: An extension of the Frederick model of corporation-community relationships., Deby L. Cassill and Ronald Paul Hill

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A test of two skew models to explain cooperative breeding., Deby L. Cassill, Indira Kuriachan, and S. Bradleigh Vinson

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Effects of larval secretions on queen fecundity in the fire ant., Deby L. Cassill and S. Bradleigh Vinson

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Extremely High-Power Tongue Projection in Plethodontid Salamanders, Stephen M. Deban, James C. O'Reilly, Ursula Dicke, and Johan van Leeuwen

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Environmental manipulation to avoid a unique predator: Drinking hole excavation in the agile wallaby, Macropus agilis, J. Sean Doody, Rachel A. Sims, and Mike Letnic

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Microbial spectrum and antibiotic susceptibility profile of gram-positive aerobic bacteria isolated from cancer patients, Amany El-Sharif and Hossam M. Ashour

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The Risk of Classical Biological Control in Florida, J H. Frank and Earl D. McCoy

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Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from clinical and environmental samples in Minia, Egypt: prevalence, antibiogram and resistance mechanisms, Gamal F. Gad, Ramadan A. El-Domany, Sahar Zaki, and Hossam M. Ashour

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Ultrastructure of Blood-Brain Barrier and Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier in SOD1 Mice Modeling ALS, S Garbuzova-Davis, Edward M. Haller, Samuel Saporta, Irina Kolomey, Santo V. Nicosia, and Paul R. Sanberg

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Evidence of Compromised Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier in Early and Late Symptomatic SOD1 Mice Modeling ALS, Svitlana N. Garbuzova-Davis, Samuel Saporta, Edward M. Haller, Irina Kolomey, Steven P. Bennett, Huntington Potter, and Paul R. Sanberg

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Alternative Foraging Tactics of Juvenile Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus Polyphemus) Examined Using Correlated Random Walk Models, Brian J. Halstead, Earl D. McCoy, Terri A. Stilson, and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Hierarchical Regulation of Nitrogen Export from Urban Catchments: Interactions of Storms and Landscapes, David B. Lewis and Nancy B. Grimm

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Subsystems, Flowpaths, and the Spatial Variability of Nitrogen in a Fluvial Ecosystem, David B. Lewis, Nancy B. Grimm, Tamara K. Harms, and John D. Schade

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Estimates of Minimum Patch Size Depend on the Method of Estimation and the Condition of the Habitat, Earl D. McCoy and Henry R. Mushinsky

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Conservation Strategies and Emergent Diseases: The Case of Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in the Gopher Tortoise, Earl D. McCoy, Henry R. Mushinsky, and J K. Lindzey

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Measuring Wetland Health: Establishing Current Population Levels of Anurans in Cypress Domes, Henry R. Mushinsky, Earl D. McCoy, and Neal Halstead

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Mid-Holocene climate and culture change in coastal Peru., David H. Sandweiss, Kirk A. Maasch, C. Fred Andrus, Elizabeth J. Reitz, James B. Richardson, Melanie A. Riedinger-Whitmore, and Harold B. Rollins

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Solving the Crisis in Ocean Governance Place-Based Management of Marine Ecosystems, Oran R. Young, Gail Osherenko, Julia Ekstrom, Larry B. Crowder, and John C. Ogden