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Bandrowski, D., Lai, Y., Bradley, N., Gaeuman, D.A., Murauskas, J., Som, N.A., Martin, A., Goodman, D., Alvarez, J., 2014. 2D Hydrodynamic Based Logic Modeling Tool for River Restoration Decision Analysis: A Quantitative Approach to Project Prioritization. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 43.

Beaugrand, G., A. Conversi, S. Chiba, M. Edwards, S. Fonda-Umani, C. Greene, N. J. Mantua, S. A. Otto, P. C. Reid, M. M. Stachura, L. Stemmann, and H. Sugisaki. 2015. Synchronous marine pelagic regime shifts in the Northern Hemisphere. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370(1659). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0272.

Bliznyuk, N., Ruppert, D., Shoemaker, C., Regis, R., Wild, S., Mugunthan, P., 2008. Bayesian Calibration and Uncertainty Analysis for Computationally Expensive Models Using Optimization and Radial Basis Function Approximation. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 17:270–294.

Clemens, B.J., Beamish, R.J., Coates, K.C., Docker, M.F., Dunham, J.B., Gray, A.E., Hess, J.E., Jolley, J.C., Lampman, R.T., McIlraith, B.J., Moser, M.L., Murauskas, J.G., Noakes, D.L.G., Schaller, H.A., Schreck, C.B., Starcevich, S.J., Streif, B., Wetering, S.J. van de, Wade, J., Weitkamp, L.A., Wyss, L.A., 2017. Conservation Challenges and Research Needs for Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin. Fisheries 42(5):268–280.

Cope, J. M., D. Sampson, A. Stephens, M. Key, P. P. Mirick, M. M. Stachura, T.-S. Tsou, P. Weyland, A. Berger, T. Buell, E. Councill, E. J. Dick, K. H. Fenske, M. Monk, and B. T. Rodomsky. 2015. Assessments of black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) stocks in California, Oregon, and Washington coastal waters. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, OR.

Deng, Z. (Daniel), Weiland, M., Carlson, T., Eppard, B., Fu, T., Ploskey, G., 2011. A cabled acoustic telemetry system for detecting and tracking juvenile salmon. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129:2699–2699.

Deng, Z., Guensch, G.R., Richmond, M.C., Weiland, M.A., Carlson, T.J., 2007. Prototype measurements of pressure fluctuations in The Dalles Dam stilling basin. Journal of Hydraulic Research 45:674–678.

Deng, Z.D., Carlson, T.J., Li, H., Xiao, J., Myjak, M.J., Lu, J., Martinez, J.J., Woodley, C.M., Weiland, M.A., Eppard, M.B., 2015. An injectable acoustic transmitter for juvenile salmon. Sci Rep 5.

Elder, T., Woodley, C.M., Weiland, M.A., Strecker, A.L., 2016. Factors influencing the survival of outmigrating juvenile salmonids through multiple dam passages: an individual-based approach. Ecol Evol 6:5881–5892.

Evans, A.F., Payton, Q., Turecek, A., Cramer, B., Collis, K., Roby, D.D., Loschl, P.J., Sullivan, L., Skalski, J., Weiland, M., Dotson, C., 2016. Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids: Spatial and Temporal Analysis Based on Acoustic and Passive Integrated Transponder Tags. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:860–877.

Franklin, TW, Dysthe, JC, Rubenson, ES, Carim, KJ, Olden JD, McKelvey, KS, Young, MK, and MK Schwartz. A non-invasive sampling method for detecting non-native smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Northwest Science 92: 149-157.

Hare, J. A., W. E. Morrison, M. W. Nelson, M. M. Stachura, E. J. Teeters, R. B. Griffis, M. A. Alexander, J. D. Scott, L. Alade, R. J. Bell, A. S. Chute, K. L. Curti, T. H. Curtis, D. Kircheis, J. F. Kocik, S. M. Lucey, C. T. McCandless, L. M. Milke, D. E. Richardson, E. Robillard, H. J. Walsh, M. C. McManus, K. E. Marancik, and C. A. Griswold. 2016. A vulnerability assessment of fish and invertebrates to climate change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf. PLoS ONE. 11(2): e0146756. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146756.

Hayward, R.S., Weiland, M.A., 1998. Gastric evacuation rates and maximum daily rations of rainbow trout fed chironomid larvae at 7.8, 10.0 and 12.8°C. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51:321–330.

Harstad, D.L., Larsen, D.A., Miller, J., Adams, I., Spangenberg, D.K., Nance, S., Rohrbach, L., Murauskas, J.G. and Beckman, B.R., 2018. Winter‐rearing temperature affects growth profiles, age of maturation, and smolt‐to‐adult returns for yearling summer Chinook Salmon in the upper Columbia River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38(4):67-885.

Hughes, J.S., Deng, Z.D., Weiland, M.A., Martinez, J.J., Yuan, Y., 2011. Water Velocity Measurements on a Vertical Barrier Screen at the Bonneville Dam Second Powerhouse. Energies 4:2038–2048.

Ingraham, J.M., Deng, Z.D., Martinez, J.J., Trumbo, B.A., Mueller, R.P., Weiland, M.A., 2014. Feasibility of Tracking Fish with Acoustic Transmitters in the Ice Harbor Dam Tailrace. Sci Rep 4.

Johnson, G.E., Ploskey, G.R., Hedgepeth, J., Khan, F., Mueller, R.P., Nagy, W.T., Richmond, M.C., Weiland, M.A., 2008. Reducing the Impacts of Hydroelectric Dams on Juvenile Anadromous Fishes: Bioengineering Evaluations Using Acoustic Imaging in the Columbia River, USA (No. PNNL-SA-61525). WP Hayes & MC Barnes; Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, United States(US).

Johnson, W. F. and M. M. Stachura. 2011. Creation of Glacier Bay oceanographic information products defined in protocol OC-2010.1 using legacy data covering 1993 through 2008: methods, quality levels, and exceptions. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/SEAN/NRDS—2011/130. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Koontz, E. D., Steel, E. A., & Olden, J. D. (2018). Stream thermal responses to wild fire in the Pacific Northwest. Freshwater Science, 37(November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1086/700403.

Kuehne, LM, JD Olden, ES Rubenson. 2016. Multi-trophic impacts of an invasive aquatic plant. Freshwater Biology 61: 1846-1861.

Li, X., Deng, Z.D., Martinez, J.J., Fu, T., Titzler, P.S., Hughes, J.S., Weiland, M.A., Brown, R.S., Trumbo, B.A., Ahmann, M.L., Renholds, J.F., 2015. Three-dimensional tracking of juvenile salmon at a mid-reach location between two dams. Fisheries Research 167:216–224.

Lowerre-Barbieri, S., G. DeCelles, P. Pepin, I. A. Catalan, B. Muhling, B. Erisman, S. X. Cadrin, J. Alós, A. Ospina- Alvarez, M. M. Stachura, M. D. Tringali, S. W. Burnsed, and C. B. Paris. 2017. Reproductive resilience: a paradigm shift in understanding spawner-recruit systems in exploited marine fish. Fish and Fisheries. doi: 10.1111/faf.12180.

McDonough Kathleen M., Lambert Douglas C., Mugunthan Pradeep, Dzombak David A., 2005a. Hydrologic and Geochemical Factors Governing Chemical Evolution of Discharges from an Abandoned, Flooded, Underground Coal Mine Network. Journal of Environmental Engineering 131:643–650.

McDonough Kathleen M., Lambert Douglas C., Mugunthan Pradeep, Dzombak David A., 2005b. Processes Governing Flow and Chemical Characteristics of Discharges from Free-Draining, Underground Coal Mines. Journal of Environmental Engineering 131:1361–1368.

McMichael, G.A., Eppard, M.B., Carlson, T.J., Carter, J.A., Ebberts, B.D., Brown, R.S., Weiland, M., Ploskey, G.R., Harnish, R.A., Deng, Z.D., 2010. The Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System: A New Tool. Fisheries 35:9–22.

McMichael, G.A., Harnish, R.A., Weiland, M.A., Deng, Z., Eppard, M.B., 2011. Fish Passage: A New Tool to Investigate Fish Movement: Jsats. Hydro Review, 30:34-42.

Miller, J.L., Hamon, T., Jones, T., West, F., 2007. Kokanee exploit large prey in the absence of limnetic predators, in: American Fisheries Society Symposium. American Fisheries Society p. 73.

Mugunthan, P., Russell, K.T., Gong, B., Riley, M.J., Chin, A., McDonald, B.G., Eastcott, L.J., 2017. A Coupled Groundwater–Surface Water Modeling Framework for Simulating Transition Zone Processes. Groundwater 55:302–315.

Mugunthan, P., Shoemaker, C.A., 2006. Assessing the impacts of parameter uncertainty for computationally expensive groundwater models. Water Resour. Res. 42, W10428.

Mugunthan, P., Shoemaker, C.A., 2004. Time Varying Optimization for Monitoring Multiple Contaminants under Uncertain Hydrogeology. Bioremediation Journal 8:129–146.

Murauskas, J.G., Fryer, J.K., Nordlund, B., Miller, J.L., 2014. Trapping Effects and Fisheries Research: A Case Study of Sockeye Salmon in the Wenatchee River, USA. Fisheries 39:408–414.

Murauskas, J.G., Orlov, A.M., Siwicke, K.A., 2013. Relationships between the Abundance of Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River and Their Common Hosts in the Marine Environment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:143–155.

Murauskas, J.G., 2013. Chinook smolts raised in circular tanks with partial recirculation outperform fish reared in traditional raceways. Hatchery International 14:31.

Murauskas, J.G., Rulifson, R.A., 2011. Reproductive Development and Related Observations during the Spawning Migration of Hickory Shad. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1035–1048.

Murauskas, J.G., Schultz, L.D., Orlov, A.M., 2016. Trends of Pacific Lamprey populations across a broad geographic range in the North Pacific Ocean, 1939–2014. Jawless fishes of the world 2:73–96.

Murauskas, J.G., Rulifson, R.A., 2009. A comprehensive approach to understanding diadromy at the species level: learning from the spawning migration of hickory shad, in: American Fisheries Society Symposium pp. 837–840.

Nosal AP, Caillat A, Kisfaludy EK, Royer MA, Wegner NC (2014) Aggregation behavior and seasonal philopatry in male and female leopard sharks Triakis semifasciata  along the open coast of southern California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499:157:175

Nye, J. A., M. R. Baker, R. Bell, A. Kenny, K. H. Kilbourne, K. D. Friedland, E. Martino, M. M. Stachura, K. S. Van Houtan, and R. Wood. 2014. Ecosystem effects of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Journal of Marine Systems, 133: 103-116. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.02.006.

Olsen, J.B., Wenburg, J.K., Pavey, S.A., Miller, J.L., Hamon, T.R., 2017. The Time of Origin and Genetic Diversity of Three Isolated Kokanee Populations in Southwest Alaska. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:1212–1222.

Pearsons, T.N., Murauskas, J.G., Larsen, D., Beckman, B., 2013. Hitting the right target: rearing innovations for conservation aquaculture. Hatchery International 14:26-28.

Pearsons, T.N., Murdoch, A.R., Mackey, G., Murdoch, K.G., Hillman, T.W., Cooper, M.R., MIller, J.L., 2012. Ecological risk assessment of multiple hatchery programs in the upper Columbia watershed using Delphi and modeling approaches. Environ Biol Fish 94:87–100.

Politano, M., Arenas Amado, A., Bickford, S., Murauskas, J., Hay, D., 2012. Evaluation of operational strategies to minimize gas supersaturation downstream of a dam. Computers & Fluids 68:168–185.

Politano M., Arenas Amado A., Bickford S., Murauskas J., Hay D., 2011. Investigation into the Total Dissolved Gas Dynamics of Wells Dam Using a Two-Phase Flow Model. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 137:1257–1268.

Rubenson, ES, JD Olden. Accepted. Growth and recruitment of nonnative smallmouth bass along the upstream edge of its riverine distribution. Northwest Science.

Rubenson, ES, JD Olden. 2017. Dynamism in the upstream invasion edge of a freshwater fish exposes range boundary constraints. Oecologia 184: 453-467.

Rubenson, ES, JD Olden. 2016. Spatiotemporal spawning patterns of smallmouth bass at its upstream invasion edge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145: 693-702.

Skalski, J.R., Eppard, M.B., Ploskey, G.R., Weiland, M.A., Carlson, T.J., Townsend, R.L., 2014. Assessment of Subyearling Chinook Salmon Survival through the Federal Hydropower Projects in the Main-Stem Columbia River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:741–752.

Skalski, J.R., Weiland, M.A., Ham, K.D., Ploskey, G.R., McMichael, G.A., Colotelo, A.H., Carlson, T.J., Woodley, C.M., Eppard, M.B., Hockersmith, E.E., 2016a. Status after 5 Years of Survival Compliance Testing in the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:720–730.

Skalski, J.R., Weiland, M.A., Ploskey, G.R., Woodley, C.M., Eppard, M.B., Johnson, G.E., Carlson, T.J., Townsend, R.L., 2016b. Establishing and using study criteria to ensure the rigor and robustness of survival compliance testing at hydroelectric dams. Environ Syst Decis 36:404–420.

Stachura, M. M., T. E. Essington, N. J. Mantua, A. B. Hollowed, M. A. Haltuch, P. D. Spencer, T. A. Branch, and M. J. Doyle. 2014. Linking Northeast Pacific recruitment synchrony to environmental variability. Fisheries Oceanography. 23(5): 389-408. doi: 10.1111/fog.12066.

Stachura, M. M., C. R. Lunsford, C. J. Rodgveller and J. Heifetz. 2012. Estimation of discard mortality of sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) in Alaska longline fisheries. Fishery Bulletin, 110: 271- 279.

Stachura, M. M., N. J. Mantua, and M. D. Scheuerell. 2014. Oceanographic influences on patterns in North Pacific salmon abundance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71(2): 226-235. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0367.

Weiland, M.A., Hayward, R.S., 1997. Cause for the Decline of Large Rainbow Trout in a Tailwater Fishery: Too Much Putting or Too Much Taking? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 126:758–773.