James D Nichols

Summary

Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sampling design trade-offs in occupancy studies with imperfect detection: examples and software
    Larissa L Bailey
    U S Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708 4017, USA
    Ecol Appl 17:281-90. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for conservation
    James D Nichols
    USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:668-73. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Adult tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) survival on the polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated Housatonic River, Massachusetts, USA
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:1056-65. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Occupancy estimation and modeling with multiple states and state uncertainty
    James D Nichols
    United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA
    Ecology 88:1395-400. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for the Management of Disease Risk in Animal Translocation Programmes
    James D Nichols
    Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U S Geological Survey, Laurel, MD, 20708, USA
    Ecohealth . 2016
  6. ncbi request reprint Relaxing the closure assumption in occupancy models: staggered arrival and departure times
    William L Kendall
    U S Geological Survey, Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Ecology 94:610-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Joint estimation of habitat dynamics and species interactions: disturbance reduces co-occurrence of non-native predators with an endangered toad
    David A W Miller
    US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    J Anim Ecol 81:1288-97. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Seeking a second opinion: uncertainty in disease ecology
    Brett T McClintock
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:659-74. 2010
  9. pmc Use of multiple dispersal pathways facilitates amphibian persistence in stream networks
    Evan H Campbell Grant
    Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative, US Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708 4026, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6936-40. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Intra-guild compensation regulates species richness in desert rodents: comment
    James D Nichols
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708 4017, USA
    Ecology 87:2118-21; discussion 2121-5. 2006

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Sampling design trade-offs in occupancy studies with imperfect detection: examples and software
    Larissa L Bailey
    U S Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708 4017, USA
    Ecol Appl 17:281-90. 2007
    ..We illustrate the utility of program GENPRES using an amphibian example from Greater Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A...
  2. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for conservation
    James D Nichols
    USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:668-73. 2006
    ..Corresponding changes in monitoring focus and design would lead to substantial increases in the efficiency and usefulness of monitoring results in conservation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Adult tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) survival on the polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated Housatonic River, Massachusetts, USA
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:1056-65. 2007
    ..Percentage lipid was positively correlated with total PCBs in eggs. Survival rates were similar among swallows with brown versus blue plumage...
  4. ncbi request reprint Occupancy estimation and modeling with multiple states and state uncertainty
    James D Nichols
    United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA
    Ecology 88:1395-400. 2007
    ..Estimates of owl reproductive rate were larger than naïve estimates, indicating the importance of appropriately accounting for uncertainty in detection and state classification...
  5. ncbi request reprint Monitoring for the Management of Disease Risk in Animal Translocation Programmes
    James D Nichols
    Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U S Geological Survey, Laurel, MD, 20708, USA
    Ecohealth . 2016
    ..Our discussion is necessarily general, but hopefully provides a basis for tailoring disease monitoring approaches to specific translocation programmes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Relaxing the closure assumption in occupancy models: staggered arrival and departure times
    William L Kendall
    U S Geological Survey, Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    Ecology 94:610-7. 2013
    ..In a comparison of four species of amphibians in Maryland we found that two toad species arrived at breeding sites later in the season than a salamander and frog species, and departed from sites earlier...
  7. doi request reprint Joint estimation of habitat dynamics and species interactions: disturbance reduces co-occurrence of non-native predators with an endangered toad
    David A W Miller
    US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    J Anim Ecol 81:1288-97. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint Seeking a second opinion: uncertainty in disease ecology
    Brett T McClintock
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708, USA
    Ecol Lett 13:659-74. 2010
    ..Both show that relatively simple modifications to study designs can greatly improve our understanding of complex spatio-temporal disease dynamics by rigorously accounting for uncertainty at each level of the hierarchy...
  9. pmc Use of multiple dispersal pathways facilitates amphibian persistence in stream networks
    Evan H Campbell Grant
    Northeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative, US Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD 20708 4026, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:6936-40. 2010
    ..Our results link the movement behavior of stream salamanders to network topology, and they underscore the importance of identifying and protecting critical dispersal pathways when addressing region-wide population declines...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intra-guild compensation regulates species richness in desert rodents: comment
    James D Nichols
    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708 4017, USA
    Ecology 87:2118-21; discussion 2121-5. 2006
  11. ncbi request reprint Improving occupancy estimation when two types of observational error occur: non-detection and species misidentification
    David A Miller
    United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA
    Ecology 92:1422-8. 2011
    ..When the potential for misidentification exists, researchers should consider analytical techniques that can account for this source of error, such as those presented here...
  12. doi request reprint Estimating indices of range shifts in birds using dynamic models when detection is imperfect
    Matthew J Clement
    United States Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD, 20770, USA
    Glob Chang Biol 22:3273-85. 2016
    ..In turn, better projections can improve biodiversity forecasts, management decisions, and understanding of global change biology. ..
  13. pmc On valuing patches: estimating contributions to metapopulation growth with reverse-time capture-recapture modelling
    Jamie S Sanderlin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:480-8. 2012
    ..Finally, we discuss differences between demographic and genetic population linkage patterns for our system...
  14. ncbi request reprint Estimating species-specific survival and movement when species identification is uncertain
    Jonathan P Runge
    Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, Wildlife Biology Program, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812, USA
    Ecology 88:282-8. 2007
    ..The incorporation of species uncertainty in mark-recapture studies should aid future research investigating ecological concepts such as interspecific competition, niche differentiation, and spatial population dynamics in sibling species...
  15. ncbi request reprint Temporal variability of local abundance, sex ratio and activity in the Sardinian chalk hill blue butterfly
    Paolo Casula
    Dipartimento di Biologia Sperimentale, Sezione di Genetica, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, Viale Poetto No 1, 09126 Cagliari, Italy
    Oecologia 136:374-82. 2003
    ..Robust design models were used successfully to provide a detailed description of the population structure and activity in this butterfly and are recommended for studies of local abundance and animal activity in the field...
  16. ncbi request reprint The relationship between species detection probability and local extinction probability
    Russell Alpizar-Jara
    Departamento de Matematica, Universidade de Evora, Rua Romao Ramalho 59, 7000 671 Evora, Portugal
    Oecologia 141:652-60. 2004
    ..Both the weighted estimator suggested in this paper and the original unweighted estimator for local extinction probability performed fairly well and provided no basis for preferring one to the other...
  17. pmc Spatio-temporal dynamics of species richness in coastal fish communities
    Kyrre Lekve
    Division of Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1050 Blindern, N 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 269:1781-9. 2002
    ..At the regional level, exposure to the open sea plays a homogenizing role, possibly due to coastal currents and advection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Multiscale patterns of movement in fragmented landscapes and consequences on demography of the snail kite in Florida
    Julien Martin
    Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 0485, USA
    J Anim Ecol 75:527-39. 2006
    ..7. We hypothesize that fragmentation may decrease kite's resistance to drought by restricting exploratory behaviour...
  19. ncbi request reprint A large-scale deforestation experiment: effects of patch area and isolation on Amazon birds
    Goncalo Ferraz
    Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, 69011 Manaus AM, Brazil
    Science 315:238-41. 2007
    ..From our models, we derived two metrics of species vulnerability to changes in isolation and patch area. We found a strong effect of area and a variable effect of isolation on the predicted patch occupancy by birds...
  20. ncbi request reprint Variation in probability of first reproduction of Weddell seals
    Gillian L Hadley
    Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717, USA
    J Anim Ecol 75:1058-70. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessing tiger population dynamics using photographic capture-recapture sampling
    K Ullas Karanth
    Wildlife Conservation Society India Program, Centre for Wildlife Studies, 26 2, Aga Abbas Ali Road Apt 403, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 042, India
    Ecology 87:2925-37. 2006
    ....
  22. pmc Sexual selection affects local extinction and turnover in bird communities
    Paul F Doherty
    Laboratoire d Ecologie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unité Mixte de Recherche 7625, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, 7 quai Saint Bernard, F 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5858-62. 2003
    ..Anthropogenic factors impeding dispersal might therefore have a significant impact on the global persistence of sexually selected species...
  23. ncbi request reprint Individual quality, survival variation and patterns of phenotypic selection on body condition and timing of nesting in birds
    Peter Blums
    Institute of Biology, University of Latvia, Miera 3, LV 2169 Salaspils, Latvia
    Oecologia 143:365-76. 2005
    ..These associations lead to a positive covariance of these two fitness components within individuals and to the conclusion that these two traits are indeed correlates of individual quality...