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Thursday, October 16, 2003
Benda, Lee, Curt Veldhuisen, and Jenelle Black, (2003), Debris flows as agents of morphological heterogeneity at low-order confluences, Olympic Mountains, Washington, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 1110-1121.
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Fausch, Kurt D., Christian E. Torgersen, Colden V. Baxter, and Hiram W. Li, (2002), Landscapes to Riverscapes: Bridging the Gap between Research and Conservation of Stream Fishes, Bioscience, 52(6), 1-16.
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Malard, Florian, Alain Mangin, Urs Uehlinger, and J.V. Ward, (2001), Thermal heterogeneity in the hyporheic zone of a glacial floodplain, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 59(7), 1319-1335.
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Rice, S. P., M.T. Greenwood, and C. B. Joyce, (2001), Tributaries, sediment sources, and the longitudinal organisation of macroinvertebrate fauna along river systems, Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 58(4), 824-840.
Thursday, January 8, 2004
Meyer, G.A., and Leidecker, M.E., (1999), Fluvial terraces along the Middle Fork Salmon River, Idaho, and their relation to glaciation, landslide dams, and incision rates: A preliminary analysis and river-mile guide, in Hughes, S.S., and Thackray, G.D., eds., Guidebook to the Geology of Eastern Idaho: Pocatello, Idaho Museum of Natural History, p. 219-235.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
Wiens, John A., (2002), Riverine landscapes: taking landscape ecology into the water, Freshwater Biology, 47, 501-515.
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Ward, J.V., and K. Tockner, D.B. Arscott and C. Claret, (2002), Riverine landscape diversity, Freshwater Biology, 47, 517-539.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Landres, Peter B., Penelope Morgan, and Frederick J. Swanson, (1999), Overview of the use of natural variability concepts in managing ecological systems, Ecological Applications, 9(4), 1179-1188.
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Istanbulluoglu, E., D. G. Tarboton, R. T. Pack, and C. H. Luce (2004), Modeling of the interactions between forest vegetation, disturbances, and sediment yields, J. Geophys. Res., 109, F01009, doi:10.1029/2003JF000041.
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Gotelli, Nicholas J., and Robert
K. Colwell, (2001),
Quantifying biodiversity: procedures and pitfalls in
the measurement and comparison of species richness, Ecology Letters,
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Mayer, A. L. & Rietkerk, M., 2004.
dynamic regime concept for ecosystem management and restoration".
Bioscience, 54(11): 1013-1020
Danehy, R. J. et al., 2005. "Patterns and sources of thermanl heterogeneity in small mountain streams within a forested setting". Forest
Ecology and Management (In press).
Johnson, S. L., 2004. "Factors influencing stream temperatures in small shading experiment". Can. J. Fish. Aquat.Sci., 61: 913-923.
Stephens et al., 2005: "Information theory and hypothesis testing: a call for pluralism". Journal of Applied Ecology, 42 (1): 4 - 12
Meyer, S. M. "End of the wild". Boston Review, April/May 2004.
Thursday, May 5, 2005
Roering, J. J. & Gerber, M., 2005. "Fire and the evolution of steep, soil-mantled landscapes". Geology 33(5): 349-352.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
For folks who may be particularly interested, (and would rather read a
publication than a draft), the following two papers provide background
on the use of stable isotopes to describe energy pathways in streams,
and some important, yet often overlooked methodological considerations
in the design and analysis of stable isotope studies.
1. McCutchan Jr., J.H., and W.M. Lewis Jr. 2002. Relative importance of carbon sources for macroinvertebrates in a Rocky Mountain stream. Limnology and Oceanography 47(3):742-752.
2. McCutchan Jr., J.H., W.M. Lewis Jr., C. Kendall, and C.C. McGrath. 2003. Variation in trophic shift for stable isotope ratios of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur. Oikos 102:378-390. [*NOTE ERRATUM: Equation 2 should have (+1) rather than (+2)]
Thursday, November 3, 2005
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Thursday, January 12, 2006 - start meeting in new Boise Lab
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Hilborn, Ray, Thomas P. Quinn, Daniel E. Schindler, and Donald E. Rogers, (2003), Biocomplexity and fisheries sustainability, PNAS, vol. 100, no. 11, 6564 - 6568.
Thursday, April 6, 2006
Thursday, May 4, 2006 November 2006 Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006 Speaker: Darcy Pickard, ESSA Technologies, Vancouver, BC Title:
Evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation actions in
creating fish habitat in the Trinity River Abstract: Evaluating the
effectiveness of different river habitat rehabilitation actions on
salmonid populations is difficult due to lack of replication, independence
and effects occurring outside the river habitat. We evaluate several
experimental designs to determine which designs are most likely to detect
a difference in habitat creation (rather than population abundance)
resulting from different mechanical rehabilitation actions. Fry-rearing
habitat is believed to be the limiting type of habitat for Chinook
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Trinity River. This habitat is lost as
growth of riparian vegetation forms permanent berms along the river edge.
Cost is used as a simple measure of the complexity of a single mechanical
action. We model the formation of berms using transition state matrices.
The model allows for different probabilities given different
rehabilitation actions, flow volumes and dependence on upstream
conditions. The performance of alternative designs under different model
conditions is compared and presented. Recommended background reading: 1. Trinity River Restoration Program website:
http://www.trrp.net/ 2. Trush, W.J., S.M. McBain, and L.B. Leopold. (2000).
Attributes of an alluvial river and their relation to water policy and
management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
97:11858-11863. Thursday, November 30 Speaker: Kurt Fausch
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006
Speaker: Darcy Pickard, ESSA Technologies, Vancouver, BC
Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation actions in creating fish habitat in the Trinity River
Abstract: Evaluating the effectiveness of different river habitat rehabilitation actions on salmonid populations is difficult due to lack of replication, independence and effects occurring outside the river habitat. We evaluate several experimental designs to determine which designs are most likely to detect a difference in habitat creation (rather than population abundance) resulting from different mechanical rehabilitation actions. Fry-rearing habitat is believed to be the limiting type of habitat for Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Trinity River. This habitat is lost as growth of riparian vegetation forms permanent berms along the river edge. Cost is used as a simple measure of the complexity of a single mechanical action. We model the formation of berms using transition state matrices. The model allows for different probabilities given different rehabilitation actions, flow volumes and dependence on upstream conditions. The performance of alternative designs under different model conditions is compared and presented.
Recommended background reading:
1. Trinity River Restoration Program website: http://www.trrp.net/
2. Trush, W.J., S.M. McBain, and L.B. Leopold. (2000). Attributes of an alluvial river and their relation to water policy and management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 97:11858-11863.
Thursday, November 30
Speaker: Kurt Fausch
Title: Can cold summer stream temperatures hinder recovery of native cutthroat trout populations in Colorado?
Recommended background reading:
1. Two brief abstracts by Coleman and Fausch:
2. Harig, A.L., and K.D. Fausch. Minimum habitat requirements for establishing translocated cutthroat trout populations. Ecological Applications, 12(2), 2002, pp. 535–551.
Thursday, December 7
Continued discussion on the topic of physical - biological interactions.
1. Anderson, K.E. 2006. Instream flow needs in streams and rivers: the importance of understanding ecological dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(6):309-318.
2. Rosenfeld, J. 2003. Assessing the habitat requirements of stream fishes: An overview and evaluation of different approaches. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132(5): 953-968.
Monday, December 18
Mazeika Sullivan will present a talk titled: "Incorporating a landscape perspective into stream ecology: riverscapes, food webs, and biodiversity."
Dr. Sullivan is a Research Scientist in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Here is his bio.
1. Sullivan, S.M., M.C. Watzin, and W.C. Hession. 2006. Influence of stream geomorphic condition on fishcommunities in Vermont, U.S.A. Freshwater Biology 51, 1811–1826.
2. Malard, Florian, Klement Tockner and J. V. Ward. 2000. Physico-chemical heterogeneity in a glacial riverscape. Landscape Ecology 15: 679–695.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Constantz, J., C. L. Thomas, and G. Zellweger (1994), Influence of diurnal variations in stream temperature on streamflow loss and groundwater recharge, Water Resources Research, 30(12), 3253-3264.
Constantz, J., and C. L. Thomas (1996), The use of streambed temperature profiles to estimate the depth, duration, and rate of percolation beneath arroyos, Water Resources Research, 32(12), 3597-3602.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Constantz, J., Interaction between stream temperature, streamflow, and groundwater in alpine streams, Water Resources Research, 34(7), 1609-1615.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Anne Dudek Ronan, David E. Prudic Carl E Thodal and Constantz, J., Field study and simulation of diurnal temperature effects on infiltration and variably saturated flow beneath an ephemeral stream, Water Resources Research, 34(9).
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Richard G. Niswonger, David E. Prudic, Greg Pohll, and Constantz, J. (2005), Incorporating seepage losses into the unsteady streamflow equations for simulating intermittent flow along mountain front streams , Water Resources Research, 41.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Olden, J. D., Poff, N. 2003, Redundancy and the choice of hydrologic indices for characterizing streamflow regimes, River Research Applications, 19.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Dan Isaak talk -
Abstract: Evidence of rapid climate change continues to accumulate. Several recent assessments of the western United States corroborate air temperature increases predicted by global climate models and document related trends associated with decreasing mountain snowpacks, earlier stream runoff, and increasing wildfire severity. Trends are predicted to continue and possibly accelerate, which could have dramatic effects on the spatial and temporal distribution of habitats and resources available to stream fishes. Some species will benefit and others will be harmed, but broad distributional adjustments are likely to occur. Already challenging management issues will be exacerbated. Proactive risk mitigation will require the ability to translate broadscale climate signals to forecast trends in aquatic habitats at spatial and temporal scales commensurate with management activities. Biologists will need to be strategic in identifying habitats that are most important and how much of these habitats are needed. Our ability to address these issues is improving, but uncertainties are likely to persist due to the complexity of biophysical interactions associated with climate change. As a fisheries community, we may have to accept the loss of some species from portions of their current range so that resources can be focused where populations may continue to persist. In other instances, new species will expand into local fish communities and flexibility will be needed in management response.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
John S. Selker, Luc The´venaz, Hendrik Huwald, Alfred Mallet, Wim Luxemburg, Nick van de Giesen, Martin Stejskal, Josef Zeman, Martijn Westhoff, and Marc B. Parlange, (2006), Distributed fiber-optic temperature sensing for hydrologic systems, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, VOL. 42, W12202, doi:10.1029/2006WR005326.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Harwood, J. 2000. Risk assessment and decision analysis in conservation. Biological Conservation 95:219-226.
Walters, C. J., and C. S. Holling. 1990. Large-scale management experiments and learning by doing. Ecology 71:2060-2068.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The RMRS Brown Bag Seminar will be given by Tom Cooney and Michelle McClure of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. They will give a presentation titled "An overview of viability criteria for Interior Columbia Basin Chinook and Steelhead ESUs." Dr. Cooney and Dr. McClure are co-chairs of the Interior Columbia Basin Technical Recovery Team (ICTRT).
Dr. Cooney and Dr. McClure will provide an overview of the viability criteria proposed by the ICTRT including the hierarchical structure used (ESUs composed of populations organized into groups, considering internal structure at population level), the basic elements of population level criteria, rationale for criteria at ESU and population level, and examples of applications. Members of the ICTRT will be present for questions and discussion following the presentation. Members of the ICTRT are Tom Cooney (NWFSC), Michelle McClure (NWFSC), Casey Baldwin (WDFW), Richard Carmichael (ODFW), Peter Hassemer (IDFG), Phil Howell (USFS), Howard Schaller (USFWS), Paul Spruell (Univ. of Montana), Charles Petrosky (IDFG), and Fred Utter (Univ. of Washington).
NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE for this week only! This brown bag will be held in Room 156 in the Idaho Water Center Building. Please join us for this special opportunity to hear from the ICTRT, and please distribute this announcement to your colleagues.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Speaker: Jack Williams of Trout Unlimited. "Strategies to Restore Resilience and Resistance to Climate Change in Trout Populations". Jack is a Senior Scientist for TU based in Medford, Oregon.
Abstract: Climate change and associated global warming are likely to cause unprecedented environmental change, including severe impacts to stream systems and coldwater-dependent fishes. If native trout populations are to persist in the face of such change we will need new strategies that protect and expand our best remaining populations while preventing further advances of non-native species. We describe scale appropriate strategies for restoring resistance and resilience to climate change in trout populations. We also describe how these strategies might be implemented using data and examples from Trout Unlimited's Conservation Success Index.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Lesica, P., and F. W. Allendorf. 1995. When are peripheral populations valuable for conservation? Conservation Biology 9(4):753-760. (450 KB)
Beissinger, S. R., E. C. Steadman, T. Wohlgenant, G. Blate, and S. Zack. 1996. Null models for assessing ecosystem conservation priorities: threatened birds as titers of threatened ecosystems in South America. Conservation Biology 10(5):1343-1352. (1007 KB)
Thursday, April 19
Allendorf, F. W. and 9 co-authors. 1997. Prioritizing Pacific salmon stocks for conservation. Conservation Biology 11(1):140-152. (343 KB)
Thursday, May 3
Marsh, H. and 7 co-authors. 2007. Optimizing allocation of management resources for wildlife. Conservation Biology 21(2):387-399. (216 KB)
Thursday, May 10
Spies, Thomas A. and 8 co-authors. 2007. Cumulative Ecological and socioeconomic effects of forest policies in costal Oregon. Ecological Applications, 17(1): 5-17. (484 KB)
USDA Forest Service - RMRS - Boise Aquatic Sciences