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No. 240
December 2004

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Rare Kingfisher Hatches at CRC

A rare Guam Micronesian kingfisher hatched at the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center (CRC) in Front Royal, Virginia, four months ago. The chick, the first offspring from a genetically valuable pair, weighed only 5.5 grams at hatching. "We would have preferred to have the parents raise their chick," says CRC Bird Curator Scott Derrickson, "but when the parents refused to incubate the egg, it was removed from the nest cavity for artificial incubation and hand rearing. Few chicks have been hatched successfully from eggs receiving full-term artificial incubation, so we are extremely pleased."

Like most of Guam's native birds, kingfishers were decimated by an invasive predator, the brown tree snake, which was introduced to Guam from Melanesia following World War II. The last wild Micronesian kingfisher was observed on Guam in 1986, and the species exists now only in captivity. The captive population, which numbers about 65 birds distributed among 12 zoos, is being managed under the auspices of the American Zoo Association's Species Survival Program (SSP). CRC staff has been involved in all aspects of the conservation program for this species, since its inception. Derrickson, who serves on both the SSP's Management Committee and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Recovery Coordinating Committee, notes that the ultimate goal of the breeding program is to reintroduce kingfisher's back to their native habitat on Guam. Although breeding this species in captivity has proven difficult, he remains optimistic about the kingfisher's survival and repatriation to Guam.

Over the past two decades, researchers have developed a variety of techniques for controlling brown tree snakes, including barriers, trapping, and toxicants. As soon as these techniques can be implemented effectively over large areas of native habitat, kingfishers can be reintroduced to Guam. To support this reintroduction effort, the SSP is increasing the captive kingfisher population as quickly as possible, and working with Guam's Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) to establish a captive breeding facility on Guam. The DAWR facility received 2 male kingfishers from CRC in September 2003 and a breeding pair from the San Diego Zoo in April 2004, and additional transfers are planned.

Field studies of wild kingfishers on are underway on the island of Pohnpei, to secure essential biological information on wild populations and to test various reintroduction techniques for use on Guam. The Pohnpei field studies are being directed by Susan Haig and her students at Oregon State University. Now a biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Haig worked at CRC on Micronesian kingfisher genetics with Derrickson and John Ballou as a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in the 1980s. Derrickson notes, "Sue recognized early on that the effort to reestablish the Micronesian kingfisher on Guam would span many years, and require the sustained commitment of many individuals, institutions, and agencies."

Job Opportunity

The Center for Tropical Plant Conservation at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden seeks a full-time Caribbean Plant Conservation Scientist. The Scientist will support and implement plant conservation in the Caribbean Basin through collaborative projects, including conservation assessments of important habitats or areas; biogeographic, phylogenetic, monographic and other analyses; the restoration of species and habitats; coordination of regional conservation initiatives including the Caribbean Botanic Gardens for Conservation (CBGC) and the Caribbean Vegetation Monitoring Network (CaribMoNet). For specific duties and skills required, see <>. Applicants are to send an electronic application, consisting of c.v., statement of research experience, names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three referees, to with the subject line "Caribbean Plant Cons Scientist Application." Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Salary commensurate with experience; FTBG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

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Liu, G.H., Zhou, J., Huang, D.S., and Li, W. 2004. Spatial and temporal dynamics of a restored population of Oryza rufipogon in Huli Marsh, South China. Restor. Ecol. 12(3):456-463.

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Manning, A.D., Lindenmayer, D.B., and Barry, S.C. 2004. The conservation implications of bird reproduction in the agricultural "matrix": a case study of the vulnerable superb parrot of south-eastern Australia. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):363-374.

Martikainen, P., and Kaila, L. 2004. Sampling saproxylic beetles: lessons from a 10-year monitoring study. Biol. Conserv. 120(2):171-181.

Martin, E., and Cantino, P.D. 2004. A floristic survey of the forested parts of the United Plant Savers' ethnobotanical sanctuary, Meigs County, Ohio. Rhodora 106(926):148-166.

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Mehlman, D.W., Rosenberg, K.V., Wells, J.V., and Robertson, B. 2004. A comparison of North American avian conservation priority ranking systems. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):383-390.

Meijaard, E., Borissenko, A.V., and Kuznetsov, G.V. 2004. Rediscovery of Tragulus versicolor, the silver-backed chevrotain. Oryx 38(3):254-255.

Merilä, J., Söderman, F., O'Hara, R., Räsänen, K., and Laurila, A. 2004. Local adaptation and genetics of acid-stress tolerance in the moor frog, Rana arvalis. Conserv. Genet. 5(4):513-527.

Meyer, J.Y., and Lavergne, C. 2004. Beautés fatales: Acanthaceae species as invasive alien plants on tropical Indo-Pacific Islands. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):333-347.

Miller, A.L., and Duncan, R.P. 2004. The impact of exotic weed competition on a rare New Zealand outcrop herb, Pachycladon cheesemanii (Brassicaceae). New Zeal. J. Ecol. 28(1):113-124.

Mills, S.C., and Reynolds, J.D. 2004. The importance of species interactions in conservation: the endangered European bitterling Rhodeus sericeus and its freshwater mussel hosts. Anim. Conserv. 7:257-263.

Moerke, A.H., and Lamberti, G.A. 2004. Restoring stream ecosystems: lessons from a midwestern state. Restor. Ecol. 12(3):327-334.

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Mukherjee, A., and Borad, C.K. 2004. Integrated approach towards conservation of Gir National Park: the last refuge of Asiatic lions, India. Biodivers. Conserv. 13(11):2165-2182.

Munday, P.L. 2004. Habitat loss, resource specialization, and extinction on coral reefs. Global Change Biol. 10(10):1642-1647.

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Newmark, W.D. 2004. Gold mining threatens biodiversity in the East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Oryx 38(3):254.

Nichols, R., Woolaver, L., and Jones, C. 2004. Continued decline and conservation needs of the endangered Mauritius olive white-eye Zosterops chloronothos. Oryx 38(3):291-296.

Nicolet, P., Biggs, J., Fox, G., Hodson, M.J., Reynolds, C., Whitfield, M., and Williams, P. 2004. The wetland plant and macroinvertebrate assemblages of temporary ponds in England and Wales. Biol. Conserv. 120(2):261-278.

Oldfield, T.E.E., Smith, R.J., Harrop, S.R., and Leader-Williams, N. 2004. A gap analysis of terrestrial protected areas in England and its implications for conservation policy. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):303-309.

Padilla, D.K., and Williams, S.L. 2004. Beyond ballast water: aquarium and ornamental trades as sources of invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(3):131-138.

Pauchard, A., Cavieres, L.A., and Bustamante, R.O. 2004. Comparing alien plant invasions among regions with similar climates: where to from here? Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):371-375.

Perzanowski, K., Olech, W., and Kozak, H. 2004. Constraints for re-establishing a meta-population of the European bison in Ukraine. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):345-353.

Pilgrim, E.S., Crawley, M.J., and Dolphin, K. 2004. Patterns of rarity in the native British flora. Biol. Conserv. 120(2):161-170.

Porej, D., Micacchion, M., and Hetherington, T.E. 2004. Core terrestrial habitat for conservation of local populations of salamanders and wood frogs in agricultural landscapes. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):399-409.

Powers, S.L., Mayden, R.L., and Etnier, D.A. 2004. Conservation genetics of the ashy darter, Etheostoma cinereum (Percidae: subgenus Allohistium), in the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers of the southeastern United States. Copeia 2004(3):632-637.

Rakotonasolo, F., and Davis, A.P. 2004. A new and endangered species of Hyperacanthus (Rubiaceae) from Madagascar: H. mandenensis. Novon 14(3):327-331.

Rambuda, T.D., and Johnson, S.D. 2004. Breeding systems of invasive alien plants in South Africa: does Baker's rule apply? Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):409-416.

Rauch, E.M., and Bar-Yam, Y. 2004. Theory predicts the uneven distribution of genetic diversity within species. Nature 431(7007):449-452.

Ray, D.A., Dever, J.A., Platt, S.G., Rainwater, T.R., Finger, A.G., McMurry, S.T., Batzer, M.A., Barr, B., Stafford, P.J., McKnight, J., and Densmore, L.D. 2004. Low levels of nucleotide diversity in Crocodylus moreletii and evidence of hybridization with C. acutus. Conserv. Genet. 5(4):449-462.

Rejmánek, M., and Randall, J.M. 2004. The total number of naturalized species can be a reliable predictor of the number of alien pest species. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):367-369.

Rice, S.K., Westerman, B., and Federici, R. 2004. Impacts of the exotic, nitrogen-fixing black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) on nitrogen-cycling in a pine-oak ecosystem. Plant Ecol. 174(1):97-107.

Richardson, D.M. 2004. Plant invasion ecology - dispatches from the front line. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):315-319.

Richardson, D.M., and Rejmánek, M. 2004. Conifers as invasive aliens: a global survey and predictive framework. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):321-331.

Richardson-Kageler, S.J. 2004. Effects of large herbivore browsing on the functional groups of woody plants in a southern African savanna. Biodivers. Conserv. 13(11):2145-2163.

Riley, J.D., Craft, I.W., Rimmer, D.L., and Smith, R.S. 2004. Restoration of magnesian limestone grassland: optimizing the time for seed collection by vacuum harvesting. Restor. Ecol. 12(3):311-317.

Rivera-Monroy, V.H., Twilley, R.R., Bone, D., Childers, D.L., Coronado-Molina, C., Feller, I.C., Herrera-Silveira, J., Jaffe, R., Mancera, E., Rejmankova, E., Salisbury, J.E., and Weil, E. 2004. A conceptual framework to develop long-term ecological research and management objectives in the wider Caribbean region. BioScience 54(9):843-856.

Robertson, M.P., Villet, M.H., and Palmer, A.R. 2004. A fuzzy classification technique for predicting species' distributions: applications using invasive alien plants and indigenous insects. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):461-474.

Rodgers, H.L., Day, F.P., and Atkinson, R. 2004. Root dynamics in restored and naturally regenerated Atlantic white cedar wetlands. Restor. Ecol. 12(3):401-411.

Rouget, M., Richardson, D.M., Nel, J.L., Le Maitre, D.C., Egoh, B., and Mgidi, T. 2004. Mapping the potential ranges of major plant invaders in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland using climatic suitability. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):475-484.

Rovito, S.M., Arroyo, M.T.K., and Pliscoff, P. 2004. Distributional modelling and parsimony analysis of endemicity of Senecio in the Mediterranean-type climate area of Central Chile. J. Biogeogr. 31(10):1623-1636.

Rowden, A., Robertson, A., Allnutt, T., Heredia, S., Williams-Linera, G., and Newton, A.C. 2004. Conservation genetics of Mexican beech, Fagus grandifolia var. mexicana. Conserv. Genet. 5(4):475-484.

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Saier, B., and Chapman, A.S. 2004. Crusts of the alien bryozoan Membranipora membranacea can negatively impact spore output from native kelps (Laminaria longicruris). Bot. Mar. 47(4):265-271.

Sarah, E.A., dit Durell, L.V., and Clarke, R.T. 2004. The buffer effect of non-breeding birds and the timing of farmland bird declines. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):375-382.

Schonberg, L.A., Longino, J.T., Nadkarni, N.M., Yanoviak, S.P., and Gering, J.C. 2004. Arboreal ant species richness in primary forest, secondary forest, and pasture habitats of a tropical montane landscape. Biotropica 36(3):402-409.

Seaward, M.R.D. 2004. The use of lichens for environmental impact assessment. Symbiosis 37(1-3):293-305.

Sedgeley, J.A., and O'Donnell, C.F.J. 2004. Roost use by long-tailed bats in South Canterbury: examining predictions of roost-site selection in a highly fragmented landscape. New Zeal. J. Ecol. 28(1):1-18.

Segurado, P., and Araújo, M.B. 2004. An evaluation of methods for modelling species distributions. J. Biogeogr. 31(10):1555-1568.

Shepard, B.B. 2004. Factors that may be influencing nonnative brook trout invasion and their displacement of native westslope cutthroat trout in three adjacent southwestern Montana streams. North Am. J.Fish. Manag. 24(3):1088-1100.

Shine, R., and Mason, R.T. 2004. Patterns of mortality in a cold-climate population of garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). Biol. Conserv. 120(2):201-210.

Small, A., Martin, T.G., Kitching, R.L., and Wong, K.M. 2004. Contribution of tree species to the biodiversity of a 1 ha Old World rainforest in Brunei, Borneo. Biodivers. Conserv. 13(11):2067-2088.

Smith, S., Aitken, N., Schwarz, C., and Morin, P.A. 2004. Characterization of 15 single nucleotide polymorphism markers for chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Mol. Ecol. Notes 4(3):348-351.

Spielman, D., Brook, B.W., Briscoe, D.A., and Frankham, R. 2004. Does inbreeding and loss of genetic diversity decrease disease resistance? Conserv. Genet. 5(4):439-448.

Stapp, P., Antolin, M.F., and Ball, M. 2004. Patterns of extinction in prairie dog metapopulations: plague outbreaks follow El Nino events. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(5):235-240.

Stelzenmuller, V., Maynou, F., Ehrich, S., and Zauke, G.P. 2004. Spatial analysis of twaite shad, Alosa fallax (Lacepede, 1803), in the southern North Sea: application of non-linear geostatistics as a tool to search for special areas of conservation. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 89(4):337-351.

Stokstad, E. 2004. Can California ranchers save the tiger salamander? Science 305(5690):1554.

Styring, A.R., and bin Hussin, M.Z. 2004. Effects of logging on woodpeckers in a Malaysian rain forest: the relationship between resource availability and woodpecker abundance. J. Trop. Ecol. 20:495-504.

Sukumasavin, N., Nakajima, M., and Taniguchi, N. 2004. Identification and characterization of microsatellite DNA markers developed in an endangered cyprinid of the Mekong River, the seven-line barb (Probarbus jullieni Sauvage, 1880). Mol. Ecol. Notes 4(3):465-467.

Sun, S., Gao, X.M., and Chen, L.Z. 2004. High acorn predation prevents the regeneration of Quercus liaotungensis in the Dongling mountain region of North China. Restor. Ecol. 12(3):335-342.

Sušnik, S., Berrebi, P., Dovc, P., Hansen, M.M., and Snoj, A. 2004. Genetic introgression between wild and stocked salmonids and the prospects for using molecular markers in population rehabilitation: the case of the Adriatic grayling (Thymallus thymallus L. 1785). Heredity 93(3):273-282.

Sweetapple, P.J., Fraser, K.W., and Knightbridge, P.I. 2004. Diet and impacts of brushtail possum populations across an invasion front in South Westland, New Zealand. New Zeal. J. Ecol. 28(1):19-33.

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Travis, J.M.J., and Park, K.J. 2004. Spatial structure and the control of invasive alien species. Anim. Conserv. 7:321-330.

Underwood, E.C., Klinger, R., and Moore, P.E. 2004. Predicting patterns of non-native plant invasions in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):447-459.

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van Rensburg, B.J., Erasmus, B.F.N., van Jaarsveld, A.S., Gaston, K.J., and Chown, S.L. 2004. Conservation during times of change: correlations between birds, climate and people in South Africa. S. Afr. J. Sci. 100(5-6):266-272.

Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Ceballos, G., and Cruzado, J. 2004. Extirpation of an insular subspecies by a single introduced cat: the case of the endemic deer mouse Peromyscus guardia on Estanque Island, Mexico. Oryx 38(3):347-350.

Vigne, L., and Martin, E. 2004. Nepal's new strategies to protect its rhinos. Oryx 38(3):252-253.

Volin, J.C., Lott, M.S., Muss, J.D., and Owen, D. 2004. Predicting rapid invasion of the Florida Everglades by Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum). Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):439-446.

Vornam, B., Decarli, N., and Gailing, O. 2004. Spatial distribution of genetic variation in a natural beech stand (Fagus sylvatica L.) based on microsatellite markers. Conserv. Genet. 5(4):561-570.

Ward, D.F., and Larivière, M.C. 2004. Terrestrial invertebrate surveys and rapid biodiversity assessment in New Zealand: lessons from Australia. New Zeal. J. Ecol. 28(1):151-159.

Watson, J.E.M., Whittaker, R.J., and Dawson, T.P. 2004. Habitat structure and proximity to forest edge affect the abundance and distribution of forest-dependent birds in tropical coastal forests of southeastern Madagascar. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):311-327.

Wayne, R.K., and Morin, P.A. 2004. Conservation genetics age in the new molecular. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(2):89-97.

Wegge, P., Pokheral, C.P., and Jnawali, S.R. 2004. Effects of trapping effort and trap shyness on estimates of tiger abundance from camera trap studies. Anim. Conserv. 7:251-256.

Whitehead, H., Rendell, L., Osborne, R.W., and Würsig, B. 2004. Culture and conservation of non-humans with reference to whales and dolphins: review and new directions. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):427-437.

Wilcove, D.S., Bean, M.J., Long, B., Snape, W.J., Beehler, B.M., and Eisenberg, J. 2004. The private side of conservation. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(6):326-331.

Williams, J.C., Revelle, C.S., and Levin, S.A. 2004. Using mathematical optimization models to design nature reserves. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(2):98-105.

Wilson, S., Blake, C., Berges, J.A., and Maggs, C.A. 2004. Environmental tolerances of free-living coralline algae (maerl): implications for European marine conservation. Biol. Conserv. 120(2):279-289.

Wright, J.P., and Flecker, A.S. 2004. Deforesting the riverscape: the effects of wood on fish diversity in a Venezuelan piedmont stream. Biol. Conserv. 120(3):439-447.

Wu, J.G., Huang, J.H., Han, X.G., Gao, X.M., He, F.L., Jiang, M.X., Jiang, Z.G., Primack, R.B., and Shen, Z.H. 2004. The Three Gorges Dam: an ecological perspective. Front. Ecol. Environ. 2(5):241-248.

Wu, S.H., Hsieh, C.F., Chaw, S.M., and Rejmánek, M. 2004. Plant invasions in Taiwan: insights from the flora of casual and naturalized alien species. Divers. Distrib. 10(5-6):349-362.

Yamamoto, S., Morita, K., Koizumi, I., and Maekawa, K. 2004. Genetic differentiation of white-spotted charr (Salvelinus leucomaenis) populations after habitat fragmentation: spatial-temporal changes in gene frequencies. Conserv. Genet. 5(4):529-538.

Zhao, S.Q., and Fang, J.Y. 2004. Impact of impoldering and lake restoration on land-cover changes in Dongting Lake area, Central Yangtze. Ambio 33(6):311-315.

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