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Ecological Effects of Deltamethrin Insecticide in 

Lenora, Dombro (2016-01-07)
In North America, plague is a relatively novel disease, causing many species to be highly to moderately susceptible to infection. The plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis, is spread between mammals by fleas (Siphonaptera), ...

Evaluating Methods for Estimating Delaware Bay Limulus polyphemus Abundance 

Merritt, Emily (2015-08-18)
Monitoring is an essential component of wildlife management. In the United States, Atlantic horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are harvested and relied upon by several user groups in mid-Atlantic states, and managers ...

Evaluating Public Attitudes Toward Growing Black Bear Populations in Alabama 

Heneghan, Michael (2016-05-04)
Although black bear (Ursus americanus) populations in Alabama have been low since the early part of the 20th century, an increase in sightings over the past decade has spurred discussion on restoring the species throughout ...

Genetic Structure, Diversity, and Connectivity of Alabama Black Bear (Ursus americanus) Populations 

Graham, Stephanie (2016-05-18)
Black bear (Ursus americanus) abundance and distribution has declined drastically across the southeastern United States, where a range reduction of 80% has occurred. In this study, the structure, diversity, and connectivity ...

Macro-propagation of native cane (Arundinaria spp.) in central Kentucky and restoration out-plantings in western Tennessee and southern Alabama. 

Conley, Rachel (2015-07-23)
Canebrakes, monodominant stands of native bamboo (Arundinaria spp.; hereafter cane), are a critically endangered ecosystem in the Southeastern United States. Canebrakes have declined to <2% of their former range from ...

Movement of Female White-tailed Deer Relative to Conception and Localized Risk 

Sullivan, Jeffery (2016-05-26)
There are few data available that describe the spatial patterns of female white-tailed deer relative to their date of conception. To address this paucity of information, I placed GPS collars on free ranging female white-tailed ...

Population dynamics and viability of the federally listed population of Steller's Eiders 

Dunham, Kylee (2016-05-05)
For many species, uncertainty may intervene in accurately estimating population size, trend, and demographic parameters. Bayesian state-space models provide a convenient framework to account for multiple sources of uncertainty ...

Understanding Angler Preferences and Participation for Management of Alabama Recreational Fisheries 

Quintana, Jessica (2015-07-29)
Due to recent declines in the number of licensed freshwater anglers, there is an increasing demand to understand angler preferences and how that impacts participation. Incorporating angler characteristics into traditional ...