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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) is spreading across forests in eastern North America, causing mortality of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis [L.] Carr.) and Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana Engelm.). The loss of hemlock from riparian forests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) may result in significant physical, chemical, and(More)
Walker Lake, Nevada, a saline desert lake, has been undergoing loss of stream inflows, lowering of lake level, and concentration of dissolved salts for over a century due to agricultural diversions of water. This lake is or has been inhabited by native fish and visited by many species of waterbirds that depend on productive invertebrate life for food(More)
Walker Lake, a terminal salt lake in western Nevada, is undergoing rapid changes because of falling lake level and rising salinity, affecting the potential habitat of benthic invertebrates that supply food to native fish and birds. Benthic invertebrate surveys were conducted within different substratum size classes and macrophyte beds in the nearshore(More)
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