William J. Gerth

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—Historically, the upper Willamette River valley in western Oregon was characterized by seasonal floods and large expansions of its stream network. During the past century, human activities have altered or eliminated many intermittent stream and floodplain habitats in the valley. As a result, the remaining intermittent streams and ditches, referred to as(More)
The number of sites sampled must be considered when determining the effort necessary for adequately assessing taxa richness in an ecosystem for bioassessment purposes; however, there have been few studies concerning the number of sites necessary for bioassessment of large rivers. We evaluated the effect of sample size (i.e., number of sites) necessary to(More)
Wetland loss throughout the United States has contributed substantially to landscape fragmentation and loss in biodiversity. In Oregon’s Willamette Valley, only 1 % of native-wet prairie habitat still exists, though seasonal wetlands are still common. These hydrogeomorphic Flats wetlands predominately occur on privately owned and actively farmed lands. We(More)
An Oregon resident returned from a photography trip to Ethiopia with a male Hyalomma truncatum tick attached to the skin on his lower back. The tick was identified morphologically and deposited in the U.S. National Tick Collection housed at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. The public health importance of Hyalomma species of ticks and(More)
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