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United States National Biological Service

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Works: 148 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 8,802 library holdings
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Our living resources : a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report provides information on distribution, abundance, and health of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, terrestrial ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, coastal and marine ecosytems, riparian ecosystems, the Great Plains, Interior West, Alaska, and Hawaii. It also discusses special issues: global climate change, human influences, non-native species, and habitat assessments
Effects of fire on threatened and endangered plants : an annotated bibliography by Amy Hessl( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranes : their biology, husbandry, and conservation( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unbridled, mankind is unique in having the ability to erase the cranes, one or all, from our world. Ironically, it is also within the power of man to recognize the beauty and worth of something not our kin (or stated more correctly, to recognize our kinship to a dissimilar species), to recognize and revere. This book is dedicated to these lovely creatures, and to those persons living, remembered, and yet unborn who will continue the struggle to ensure a world rich with cranes. In the paragraphs that follow, we will cite some of those whose contributions were greatest in completing this volume and in supporting our husbandry effort s .Others will be mentioned in photo captions and text. How ver, this act (i.e., citing our fellow workers ) should not, in any way, diminish our awareness of, and appreciation for, the true inspiration for this volume, namely, the 15 species of cranes that grace our planet. This book is a celebration of the magnicence of these creatures and of man s efforts to ensure survival of each species. --From the introduction
Evaluations of duck habitat and estimation of duck population sizes with a remote-sensing-based system by Lewis M Cowardin( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During 1987-90 high-altitude photography, aerial videography, counts, and models to estimate sizes of breeding populations of dabbling ducks and duck production and to identify duck habitat on U.S. fish and Wildlife Service land and easements and on private land in the prairie pothole region of the United States
Fisheries and wildlife research and development( )

in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on activities in the divisions of research and development
Population biology of the Florida manatee by U.S. Dept. of the Interior. National Biological Service( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Florida manatee is a distinct subspecies of the West Indian manatee and one of the largest inshore mammals of the continent. Manatees are the only living North American representatives of the small mammalian Order Sirenia and are the only embodiment of the unique suite of biological features that define the distinctive adaptive syndrome fo the ordinal level of the taxonomic hierarchy
Silver hazards to fish, wildlife, and invertebrates : a synoptic review by Ronald Eisler( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological and toxicological aspects of silver (Ag) and silver salts in the environment are briefly summarized with an emphasis on natural resources. Elevated silver concentrations in biota occur in the vicinities of sewage outfalls, electroplating plants, mine waste sites, and silver-iodide seeded areas; in the United States, the photography industry is the major source of anthropogenic silver discharges into the biosphere. Silver and its compounds are not known to be mutagenic, teratogenic, or carcinogenic. Under normal routes of exposure, silver does not pose serious environmental health problems to humans at less than 50 ug total Ag/L drinking water or 10 ug total Ag/m3 air. Free silver ion, however, was lethal to representative species of sensitive aquatic plants, invertebrates, and teleosts at nominal water concentrations of 1.2 to 4.9 ug/L; sublethal effects were significant between 0.17 and 0.6 ug/L. Silver was harmful to poultry at concentrations as low as 1.8 mg total Ag/kg whole egg fresh weight by way of injection, 100 mg total Ag/L in drinking water, or 200 mg total Ag/kg in diets; sensitive mammals were adversely affected at total silver concentrations as low as 250 ug/L in drinking water, 6 mg/kg in diets, or 13.9 mg/kg whole body
Agricultural practices, farm policy, and the conservation of biological diversity by Philip W Gerard( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term wildlife population declines are associated with changing agricultural practices. Cropland expansion, agricultural intensification, and national farm policies are all implicated in these declines. Social, economic, technological, and political factors determine where, what, and how a farmer produces crops and therefore his or her effect on wildlife habitat. Farmers are also influenced by Department of Agriculture programs, which therefore are indirectly implicated in wildlife population declines. Changes in the prairie and Great Plains agricultural landscape since the 1950's provide a clear example of the relation between federal agriculture policy, farmers' land-use practices, and the decline of grassland bird species. Early research indicates that the Conservation Reserve Program may help to slow or reverse wildlife losses, including those of several species listed as endangered. However, Conservation Reserve Program benefits to wildlife populations may vary considerably across the United States. Wildlife conservation in the agricultural landscape is limited by conflicting conservation objectives, the voluntary nature of federal agriculture programs, and the habitat requirements of many endangered vertebrate species. Biological conservation should be an explicit objective of agricultural conservation policy. The full potential of wildlife conservation within the context of farm conservation policy will require extensive collaboration between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture personnel and will only be realized if conservation policies are uncoupled from policies attempting to control agricultural commodities
Radiation hazards to fish, wildlife, and invertebrates : a synoptic review by Ronald Eisler( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural resources, environmental aspects, radioactivity, Chernobyl, aquatic organisms
A critical review of the aerial and ground surveys of breeding waterfowl in North America by Graham W Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habitat suitability index models : nonmigratory freshwater life stages of Atlantic salmon by Jon G Stanley( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Model was developed by evaluating individual suitability indices of 17 environmental variables that have been shown to affect productivity or survival of nonmigratory freshwater life history stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)
Reproduction and distribution of bald eagles in Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, 1973-1993 by Leland H Grim( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual number of breeding pairs, fledged eaglets, and reproductive success increased during the study but below reproductive success of healthy bald eagle populations
Botanical reconnaissance of the Tuxedni Wilderness Area, Alaska by Stephen S Talbot( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology of maritime forests of the southern Atlantic Coast : a community profile by Vincent J Bellis( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residues and trends of organochlorine pesticide and polychlorinated biphenyls in birds from Texas, 1965-88 by Miguel A Mora( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) hazards to fish, wildlife, and invertebrates : a synoptic review by Ronald Eisler( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural resources, environmental aspects, aquatic organisms, pesticides
Seasonal bathymetric distributions of 16 fishes in Lake Superior, 1958-75 by James H Selgeby( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alkali (Scirpus maritimus L.) and saltmarsh (S. robustus Pursh) bulrushes : a literature review by Harold A Kantrud( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black-capped vireo population and habitat viability assessment report : report of a workshop arranged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wetland use by waterbirds that winter in coastal Texas by U.S. Dept. of the Interior. National Biological Service( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGeological Survey (U.S.). Biological Resources Division

controlled identityNational Biological Survey (U.S.)

National Biological Service (U.S. : 1995-1996)

NBS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Biological Service

United States. Biological Service, National

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