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2022

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Carbon Sinks and Sources in Great Salt Lake: Consequences of Declining Lake Levels, Melissa Cobo Arias

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Refining, Testing, and Applying Thermal Species Distribution Models to Enhance Ecological Assessments, Donald J. Benkendorf

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Comparing Multiple Approaches to Reconstructing the Phosphorus History of Marl Lakes: A Utah Lake Case Study, Mark R. Devey

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Detecting Ecosystem Response to Restoration Efforts with Implications for Recovery of the Threatened June Sucker (Chasmistes liorus) in a Shallow, Eutrophic, Utah Lake, Ryan D. Dillingham

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Carnivoran Frugivory and its Effect on Seed Dispersal, Plant Community Composition, Migration, and Biotic Carbon Storage, John P. Draper

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Identifying Optimal Stocking Strategies to Support Recovery of an Endemic Lake Sucker, Dale R. Fonken

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Quantification of Hydrologic Response to Forest Disturbance in Western U.S. Watersheds, Sara A. Goeking

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Efficacy of Conservation Actions for Imperiled Colorado River Fishes in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Brian D. Healy

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The Effect of Species Choice, Seed Mix Composition, and Microtopography on Native Plant Restoration in Great Salt Lake Wetlands, Coryna Hebert

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River Response to Sediment Supply: The Sand Bed Case, Christina M. Leonard

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Extreme, Positive Geomorphic Change in a Historically Degraded Desert River: Implications for Imperiled Fishes, Tansy T. Remiszewski

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Seed Ecology and Regeneration Process to Inform Seed-Based Wetland Restoration, Emily E. Tarsa

2021

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Valley Bottom Inundation Patterns in Beaver-Modified Streams: A Potential Proxy for Hydrologic Inefficiency, Karen Bartelt

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Understanding the Effects of Climate Change via Disturbance on Pristine Arctic Lakes—Multitrophic Level Response and Recovery to a 12-Yr, Low-Level Fertilization Experiment, Phaedra Budy, Casey A. Pennock, Anne E. Giblin, Chris Luecke, Daniel L. White, and George W. Kling; Limnology and Oceanography

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Understanding Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Potentials at Utah Ski Resorts, Rachel Hager

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The Fate and Cycling of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Trace Heavy Metals in Beaver-Altered Headwater Streams, Desneiges S. Murray

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Short- and Long-Term Mechanisms for Increasing Inputs of Phosphorus in Mountain Waterbodies of Northeastern Utah, USA, Jessica Scholz

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Predictive Models of Post-Wildfire Debris Flow Volume and Grain Size Distribution in the Intermountain West, Sara Wall

2020

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Herbivores at the Highest Risk of Extinction Among Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles, Trisha B. Atwood, Shaley A. Valentine, Edd Hammill, Douglas J. McCauley, Elizabeth M. P. Madin, Karen H. Beard, and William D. Pearse; Science Advances

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Global Patterns in Marine Sediment Carbon Stocks, Trisha B. Atwood, Andrew W. Witt, Juan Mayorga, Edd Hammill, and Enric Sala; Frontiers in Marine Science

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Harmful Algal Blooms: Dominance in Lakes and Risk for Cyanotoxin Exposure in Food Crops, Austin D. Bartos

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Evaluating the Effect of the Removal of Non-Native Trout in Two High Elevation Tributary Streams in the Intermountain West, Clint Brunson

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Environmental Controls on Didymosphenia geminata Bloom Formation, Lindsay Capito

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Do Didymosphenia Geminata Blooms Affect Fishes in the Kootenai River Basin?, Niall G. Clancy

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Protecting Endangered Species in the USA Requires Both Public and Private Land Conservation, Niall G. Clancy, John P. Draper, J. Marshall Wolf, Umarfarooq A. Abdulwahab, Maya Cassidy Pendleton, Soren Brothers, Janice Brahney, Jennifer M. Weathered, Edd Hammill, and Trisha B. Atwood; Scientific Reports

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Habitat, Diet, and Foraging Ecology of Willow Flycatcher in Sierra Nevada Meadows, Scott E. Dietrich

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The Utility of Environmental DNA and Species Distribution Models in Assessing the Habitat Requirements of Twelve Fish Species in Alaskan North Slope Rivers, James B. Eddings

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Visualizing Effects of Changing Base Level on Tributary Resources in Lake Powell Reservoir, Madeline Friend

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Improving Aquatic Habitat Representation in Utah Using Large Spatial Scale Environmental Datasets, Gregory C. Goodrum

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Modelling Eurasian Beaver Foraging Habitat and Dam Suitability, for Predicting the Location and Number of Dams Throughout Catchments in Great Britain, Hugh A. Graham, Alan Puttock, William W. Macfarlane, Joseph Michael Wheaton, Jordan T. Gilbert, Róisín Campbell-Palmer, Mark Elliott, Martin J. Gaywood, Karen Anderson, and Richard E. Brazier; European Journal of Wildlife Research

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Measuring Channel Planform Change From Image Time Series: A Generalizable, Spatially Distributed, Probabilistic Method for Quantifying Uncertainty, Christina M. Leonard, Carl J. Legleiter, Devin M. Lea, and John C. Schmidt; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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An Evaluation of Arthropod Assemblages in Great Salt Lake Wetland Habitats: Differences Between Native and Invasive Vegetation and Implications for Restoration, Emily E. Leonard

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Classification and Prediction Models for Natural Streamflow Regimes in the Arid Southwestern USA, Angela M. Merritt

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Water, Fish, and Fire: Interdisciplinary Research on Ecosystem Services and Climate Adaptation, Liana Prudencio

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Improving Our Ability to Estimate Vital Rates of Endangered Fishes on the San Juan River Using Novel Applications of PIT-Tag Technology, J. Benjamin Stout

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Potential for Managed Aquifer Recharge to Enhance Fish Habitat in a Regulated River, Robert W. Van Kirk, Bryce A. Contor, Christina N. Morrisett, Sarah E. Null, and Ashly S. Loibman; Water

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Interspecific Differences in Stressor Tolerance Drive Community-Level Changes in a Small Aquatic Ecosystem, Jennifer M. Weathered

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Greening-Induced Runoff Loss in the Western United States, Xueyan Zhang

2019

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Risk of Predation: a Critical Force Driving Habitat Quality Perception and Foraging Behavior of Granivorous Birds in a Nigerian Forest Reserve, Umarfarooq A. Abdulwahab, Samuel Temidayo Osinubi, and Jacinta Abalaka; Avian Research

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Breeding Record of the Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus (Timminek, 1823) at Emi Abumo Woro, Kogi State, Nigeria, K. L. Adang, D. Tanko, K. L. Saliu, and Umarfarooq Abdulwahab; Asian Journal of Biological Sciences

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Modeling Lake Temperature Response to Climate Change in the Alaskan Arctic, Thomas Balkcom

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Timescale Dependence in River Channel Migration Measurements, Mitchell Donovan and Patrick Belmont; Earth, Surface, Processes and Landforms

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The Influence of Measurement Scale and Uncertainty on Interpretations of River Migration, Mitchell R. Donovan

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Power V. Threhsold: Near-Channel Morphology Controls Sediment Rating Curve Shape in Coastal Redwood Watersheds, Adam Caspian Nebraska Fisher

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Wildfire in the West: An Initial Analysis of Wildfire Impacts on Hydrology and Riverbed Grain Size in Relation to Salmonid Habitat, Natalie J. Gillard

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The Power of Environmental Observatories for Advancing Multidisciplinary Research, Outreach, and Decision Support: The Case of the Minnesota River Basin, K. B. Gran, C. Dolph, A. Baker, M. Bevis, S. J. Cho, J. A. Czuba, B. Dalzell, M. Danesh-Yazdi, A. T. Hansen, Sara A. Kelly, Z. Lang, J. Schwenk, Patrick Belmont, J. C. Finlay, P. Kumar, S. Rabotyagov, G. Roehrig, Peter Wilcock, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou; Water Resources Research

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Modelling Braided River Morphodynamics Using a Particle Travel Length Framework, Alan Kasprak, James Brasington, Konrad Hafen, Richard D. Williams, and Joseph Michael Wheaton; Earth Surface Dynamics

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River Hydrology, Morphology, and Dynamics in an Intensively Managed, Transient Landscape, Sara Ann Kelly

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Prioritizing Stream Barrier Removal to Maximize Connected Aquatic Habitat and Minimize Water Scarcity, Maggi Kraft, David E. Rosenberg, and Sarah E. Null; Journal of the American Water Resources Association

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Evaluation of Stream Bank Restoration to Improve Water Quality in a Semi-Arid Stream, Johnathan Neenan

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Mapping Valley Bottom Confinement at the Network Scale, Gary R. O'Brien, Joseph Michael Wheaton, Kirstie Fryirs, William W. Macfarlane, Gary Brierley, Kelly Whitehead, Jordan T. Gilbert, and Carol Volk; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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Assessing Beaver Dam Dynamics in the Logan-Little Bear Watershed, Connor Penrod

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Spring Precipitation in Intermountain West Influenced by Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, Jason A. Phelps

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Abiotic and Landscape Factors Constrain Restoration Outcomes Across Spatial Scales of a Widespread Invasive Plant, Christine B. Rohal, Chad R. Cranney, and Karin M. Kettenring; Frontiers in Plant Science

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Trout Habitat in an Altered Gravel-Bed River with an Augmented Flow Regime, Jacob B. Stout

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Beavers Alter Stream Macroinvertebrate Communities in Northeastern Utah, Susan E. Washko, Brett B. Roper, and Trisha Brooke Atwood; Freshwater Biology

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Improving Lake Mixing Process Simulations in the Community Land Model by Using K Profile Parameterization, Qunhui Zhang, Jiming Jin, Xiaochun Wang, Phaedra E. Budy, Nick Barrett, and Sarah E. Null; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

2018

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Sediment Dynamics in the Bear River-Mud Lake-Bear Lake System, Patrick Belmont, Mitchell Donovan, Janice Brahney, Lindsay Capito, and Zach Burgert

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Running the Cañons of the Rio Grande: Part 2 Boquillas Canyon, Texas and Coahuila, Todd L. Blythe

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Waterfall Formation at a Desert River-Reservoir Delta Isolates Endangered Fishes, Charles N. Cathcart, Casey A. Pennock, Christopher A. Cheek, Mark C. McKinstry, Peter D. MacKinnon, Mary M. Conner, and Keith B. Gido; River Research and Applications

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Supplementation and Community Involvement as Drivers of Salmon Recovery: Summer Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Populations in Union and Tahuya Rivers, Washington, United States, Seth M. Elsen

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Historical Channel Change Caused by a Century of Flow Alteration on Sixth Water Creek and Diamond Fork River, UT, Jabari C. Jones

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High Resolution Monitoring of River Bluff Erosion Reveals Failure Mechanisms and Geomorphically Effective Flows, Sara A. Kelly and Patrick Belmont; Water

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The Abiotic and Biotic Controls of Arctic Lake Food Webs: A Multifaceted Approach to Quantifying Trophic Structure and Function, Stephen L. Klobucar

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Beyond the 1984 Perspective: Narrow Focus on Modern Wildfire Trends Underestimates Future Risks to Water Security, Brendan P. Murphy, Larissa L. Yocom, and Patrick Belmont; Earth's Future

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An Evaluation of Bull Trout Movement Dynamics in the Walla Walla River, Courtney Newlon

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Invasive Phragmites australis Management in Great Salt Lake Wetlands: Context Dependency and Scale Effects on Vegetation and Seed Banks, Christine B. Rohal

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Evaluation of 'Structure-from-Motion' from a Pole-Mounted Camera for Monitoring Geomorphic Change, Rebecca K. Rossi

2017

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Omnivorous Trophic Cascades, Donald J. Benkendorf; Watershed Studies Institute Research Symposium

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Omnivorous Trophic Cascades, Donald J. Benkendorf; Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC)

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Top-Down Control by an Omnivore, Donald J. Benkendorf; Sigma XI Symposium

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Top-Down Control by an Omnivore, Donald J. Benkendorf; Ecological Society of America Conference

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Intraspecific Variation and Ecosystem Function: Implications for more effective Post-Restoration Monitoring, Donald J. Benkendorf and Howard H. Whiteman; Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference

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Changes in Floodplain Inundation under Non-Stationary Hydrology for an Adjustable, Alluvial River Channel, Bruce C. Call

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To What Extent Might Beaver Dam Building Buffer Water Storage Losses Associated with a Declining Snowpack?, Konrad Hafen

Restoration potential of native bulrush genotypes under reduced water availability, Rachel Nia Hager and Karin Kettenring; 2017 Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting

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Quantifying Riverbed Sediment Using Recreational-Grade Side Scan Sonar, Daniel Hamill

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Brackish Wetland Seedbanks: Implications for Wetland Restoration Following Phragmites Control, Eric L. G. Hazelton, Rebekah Downard, Karin M. Kettenring, Melissa K. McCormick, and Dennis F. Whigham; Estuaries and Coasts

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Optimizing Barrier Removal to Restore Connectivity in Utah’s Weber Basin, Maggi Kraft

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Twentieth Century Channel Change of the Green River in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, Alexander E. Walker

2016

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Top-Down Control by an Omnivore, Donald J. Benkendorf; Watershed Studies Institute Research Symposium

Effects of Density and Size Structure on Top-Down Control by an Omnivore, Donald J. Benkendorf and Howard J. Whiteman; Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

Functional trait screening of bulrushes to improve restoration of ecosystem multifunctionality in wetlands, Rachel Nia Hager and Karin Kettenring; USU Student Research Symposium

Intraspecific variation in native bulrushes as a potential driver of restoration multifunctionality, Rachel Nia Hager, J. Marty, K. Hulvey, and Karin Kettenring; 2016 Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting

Restoring ecosystem multifunctionality in wetlands through native bulrushes, Rachel Nia Hager, J. Marty, K. Hulvey, and Karin Kettenring; Great Salt Lake Issues Forum

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Relationships between Riparian Vegetation, Hydrology, Climate and Disturbance across the Western United States, Nathaniel Hough-Snee

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A Lota lota consumption: trophic dynamics of non-native Burbot in a valuable sport fishery, Stephen L. Klobucar, W. Carl Saunders, and Phaedra Budy; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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The Role of a Beaver in Shaping Stream Channel Complexity and Thermal Heterogeneity in a Central Oregon Stream, Florence Consolati Machen

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Revegetation of Bulrushes Bolboschoenus maritimus, Schoenoplectus acutus, and S. americanus in Great Salt Lake Wetlands: Seed Biology and Influence of Environmental Factors on Rhizomes, James Marty

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Aligning Conservation Goals and Management Objectives for Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki utah) in the Logan River, Utah, Harrison Mohn

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Effects of Environmental Water Rights Purchases on Dissolved Oxygen, Stream Temperature, and Fish Habitat, Nathaniel R. Mouzon

Contrasting trait responses to latitudinal climate variation in two lineages of an invasive grass, Thomas J. Mozdzer, Joshua S. Caplan, Rachel Nia Hager, C. Edward Proffitt, and Laura A. Myerson; Biological Invasions

Complex invader-ecosystem interactions and seasonality mediate the impact of non-native Phragmites on CH4 emissions, Peter Mueller, Rachel Nia Hager, Justin E. Meschter, Thomas J. Mozdzer, J. Adam Langley, Kai Jensen, and J. Patrick Megonigal; Biological Invasions

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Discharge-Suspended Sediment Relations: Near-Channel Environment Controls Shape and Steepness, Land Use Controls Median and Low Flow Conditions, Angus A. Vaughan

2015

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The Effectiveness of Livestock Exclosures in the Restoration of Steelhead Onchorychus mykiss Habitat and Populations in the John Day River Basin of Eastern Oregon, Matthew Archibald

Effects of Omnivory and Size Structure on Trophic Cascades, Donald J. Benkendorf; Murray State University Departmental Graduate Research Proposal Presentation

The Effect of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent on Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Conestoga River, Donald J. Benkendorf; Mansfield University Senior Seminar

The Effect of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent on Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Conestoga River, Donald J. Benkendorf; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Meeting

The Effect of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent on Macroinvertebrate Communities in the Conestoga River, Donald J. Benkendorf; Mansfield University Showcase of Student Scholarship

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Using Network Models to Predict Steelhead Abundance, Middle Fork John Day, OR, Monica R. Blanchard