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David Mushet

Research Wildlife Biologist

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., 2010, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND,

Dissertation Title:  From Earth observing space satellites to nuclear microsatellites: amphibian conservation in the northern Great Plains. 

B.S., 1991, Wildlife Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (1991)

 

PRESENT ASSIGNMENTS

 

Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

 

Associate Editor, Wetlands

 

President Elect, North Central Chapter, Society of Wetland Scientists





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PUBLICATIONS

Fisher, J. D. L., D. M. Mushet, and C. A. Stockwell.  2014.  Potential for parasite-induced biases in aquatic invertebrate population studies. Hydrobiologia 722:199-204.

 

Mushet, D. M., K. I. McLean, and C. A. Stockwell.  2013.  Salamander colonization of Chase Lake, Stutsman County, North Dakota. The Prairie Naturalist 45:106-108.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., M. M. Brinson, D. M. Mushet, L. M. Smith, W. H. Conner, V. R. Burkett, D. A. Wilcox, and M. W. Hester.  2013.  Ecosystem Services: Developing Sustainable Management Paradigms Based on Wetland Functions and Processes.  Pages 181-227 In J. T. Anderson and C. A. Davis (eds.), Wetland Techniques, Volume 3: Applications and Management, Springer.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and C. A. Stockwell,  2013.  Complex spatial dynamics maintain northern leopard frog genetic diversity in a temporally varying landscape. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8:163-175.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and C. A. Stockwell.  2012.  Mapping anuran habitat suitability to estimate effects of grassland and wetland conservation programs. Copeia 2012:322-331.

 

Balas, C. J., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and D. M. Mushet. 2012.  Influence of conservation programs on amphibians using seasonal wetlands in the prairie pothole region. Wetlands 32:333-345.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and C. A. Stockwell.  2012.  A conceptual model to facilitate amphibian conservation in the northern Great Plains. Great Plains Research 22:45-58.

 

Mushet, D. M.  2011.  Saline lakes of the glaciated Northern Great Plains. LakeLine 31:31-35.

 

Feng, M. S. Liu, N. H. Euliss, Jr., C. Young, and D. M. Mushet.  2011.  Prototyping an online wetland ecosystem services model using open model sharing standards. Environmental Modeling and Software 26:458-468.

 

Rover, J., C. K. Wright, N. H. Euliss, Jr., D. M. Mushet, and B. K. Wylie.  2011.  Classifying the hydrologic function of prairie potholes with remote sensing and GIS. Wetlands 31:319-327.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., and D. M. Mushet.  2011.  A multi-year comparison of IPCI scores for prairie pothole wetlands: implications of temporal and spatial variation. Wetlands 31:713-723

 

Huang, S, C. Young, M. Feng, K. Heidemann, M. Cushing, D. M. Mushet, and S. Liu.  2011. Demonstration of a conceptual model for using LiDAR to improve the estimation of floodwater mitigation potential of Prairie Pothole Region wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 405:417-426.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., L. M. Smith, S. Liu, M. Feng, D. M. Mushet, R. F. Auch, and T. R. Loveland.  2010.  The need for simultaneous evaluation of ecosystem services and land-use change. Environmental Science and Technology 44:7761-7763.

 

Mushet, D. M.  2007.  Tigers in our wetlands: Ambystoma tigrinum, an underappreciated predator.  North Dakota Outdoors July:16-18.

 

Hanson, B. A., N. H. Euliss, Jr., D. M. Mushet, and S. W. Chordas III.  2007.  First record of Corisella inscripta (hemiptera: corixidae) in North Dakota.  Prairie Naturalist 39:107-109.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., J. W. LaBaugh, L. H. Fredrickson, D. M. Mushet, G. A. Swanson, T. C. Winter, D. O. Rosenberry, and R. D. Nelson.  2004.  The wetland continuum: a conceptual framework for interpreting biological studies in the prairie pothole region of North America. Wetlands 24:448-458.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., S. P. Lane, and C. M. Goldade.  2004.  The flora of the Cottonwood Lake Study Area, Stutsman County, North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 36:43-62.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., and D. M. Mushet.  2004.  Impacts of water development on aquatic macroinvertebrates, amphibians, and plants in wetlands of a semi-arid landscape. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 7:73-84.

 

Swanson, G. A., N. H. Euliss, Jr., B. A. Hanson, and D. M. Mushet.  2004.  Dynamics of a prairie wetland complex: implications for wetland management. p. 55-94. In T. C. Winter (editor). Hydrological, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of a Prairie Pothole Wetland Complex under Highly Variable Climate Conditions—The Cottonwood Lake Area, East-central North Dakota.  U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1675.

 

Hanson, B. A., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and D. M. Mushet.  2004.  First record of Graphoderus liberus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 36:67-69.

 

Hanson, B. A., N. H. Euliss, Jr., D. M. Mushet, and S. W. Chordas III.  2003.  First record of Dasycorixa rawsoni (Hemiptera: Corixidae) in the United States.  Entomological News 114:235-236.

 

Hanson, B. A., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and D. M. Mushet.  2002.  First record for loosely coiled valve snail in North Dakota. Prairie Naturalist 34:61-63.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., D. M. Mushet, and D. H. Johnson.  2002.  Using aquatic invertebrates to delineate seasonal and temporary wetlands in the prairie pothole region of North America. Wetlands 22:256-262.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and T. L. Shaffer.  2002.  Floristic quality assessment of one natural and three restored wetland complexes in North Dakota, USA. Wetlands 22:126-138.

 

Northern Great Plains Floristic Quality Assessment Panel.  2001.  Coefficients of conservatism for the vascular flora of the Dakotas and adjacent grasslands. U.S. Geological Survey, Information and Technology Report, USGS/BRD/ITR-2001-0001.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., D. M. Mushet, and D. H. Johnson.  2001.  Use of macroinvertebrates to identify cultivated wetlands in the prairie pothole region. Wetlands 21:223-231.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., and D. M. Mushet.  1999.  Influence of agriculture on aquatic invertebrate communities of temporary wetlands in the prairie pothole region of North Dakota, USA. Wetlands 19:578-583.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr., D. A. Wrubleski, and D. M. Mushet.  1999.  Wetlands of the prairie pothole region: invertebrate species composition, ecology, and management. p. 471-514. In D. P. Batzer, R. B. Rader, and S. A. Wissinger (eds.), Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands of North America: Ecology and Management. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, NY.

 

Larson, D. L., N. H. Euliss, Jr., M. J. Lannoo, and D. M. Mushet.  1998.  Amphibians of northern grasslands. p. 450-451. In M. J. Mac, P. A. Opler, C. E. Puckett Haecker, and P. D. Doran (eds.), Status and Trends of the Nation’s Biological Resources, Volume 2. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., B. A. Hanson, and S. G. Zodrow.  1997.  A funnel trap for sampling salamanders in wetlands. Herpetological Review 28:132-133.

 

Euliss, N. H., Jr. and D. M. Mushet.  1996.  Water-level fluctuation in wetlands as a function of landscape condition in the prairie pothole region. Wetlands 16:587-593.

 

Mushet, D. M., N. H. Euliss, Jr., and S. W. Harris.  1992.  Effects of irrigation on seed production and vegetative characteristics of four moist-soil plants on impounded wetlands in California. Wetlands 12:204-207.




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentbiodiversity
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmentecosystem diversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentfreshwater ecosystems
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Ecology and Environmenthabitats
Ecology and Environmentwetlands
Plants and Animalsaquatic vegetation
Plants and Animalsgenetic diversity
Plants and Animalsinvertebrates
Plants and Animalsspecies diversity
Plants and Animalsvertebrates
Plants and Animalswildlife



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Wetland Ecosystems of the Northern Great Plains

Image of Current Focus for Wetland Ecosystems of the Northern Great Plains

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Wetland Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Amphibian Conservation and Ecology
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Community Dynamics
  • Wetland Plant Community Structure
  • Modeling Services Provided by Wetland Ecosystems
  • Land-use and Climate Change Impacts on Wetland Ecosystems

Contact Information

David Mushet
8711 37th Street SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
dmushet@usgs.gov
701-253-5558
701-253-5553 - Fax
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