Jean M. Scott

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Surveys of recent (1973 to 1986) intentional releases of native birds and mammals to the wild in Australia, Canada, Hawaii, New Zealand, and the United States were conducted to document current activities, identify factors associated with success, and suggest guidelines for enhancing future work. Nearly 700 translocations were conducted each year. Native(More)
Current conservation strategies for plant and animal species rarely address the need to protect the species throughout its geographic range thereby capturing potential genetic and ecological variation. We examined the degree that existing protected areas in the western United States satisfied this goal for four widespread vegetation cover types. We used(More)
Since its establishment in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) has grown to 635 units and 37 Wetland Management Districts in the United States and its territories. These units provide the seasonal habitats necessary for migratory waterfowl and other species to complete their annual life cycles. Habitat conversion and fragmentation, invasive(More)
The evaluation of conservation programs is rare but increasingly important in improving their effectiveness. Regular evaluations of conservation programs and the implementation of recommendations resulting from such assessments are infrequent because of resistance by participants and lack of funding. Evaluations may be internal or external, depending on the(More)
1U.S. Geological Survey, Idaho Cooperative Research Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-1141, USA 2College of Law, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, USA 3Department of Science and Mathematics, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA 52142, USA 4PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA 5Department of Plant Science(More)
Kathryn Calame C. Thomas Caskey Dennis W. Choi John M. Coffin Paul J. Crutzen Robert Desimone Nicole Le Douarin Bruce F. Eldridge Paul T. Englund Richard G. Fairbanks Douglas T. Fearon Harry A. Fozzard K. Friedrich Theodore H. Geballe Margaret J. Geller John C. Gerhart Roger 1. M. Glass Stephen P. Goff Peter N. Goodfellow Corey S. Goodman Stephen J. Gould(More)
OBJECTIVE A recent Institute of Medicine report called for attention to safety issues related to electronic health records (EHRs). We analyzed EHR-related safety concerns reported within a large, integrated healthcare system. METHODS The Informatics Patient Safety Office of the Veterans Health Administration (VA) maintains a non-punitive, voluntary(More)
If conservation of biodiversity is the goal, then the protected areas network of the continental US may be one of our best conservation tools for safeguarding ecological systems (i.e., vegetation communities). We evaluated representation of ecological systems in the current protected areas network and found insufficient representation at three vegetation(More)