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Raymond G. Finocchiaro

Ecologist
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Phone: (701) 253-5544
Fax: (701) 253-5553
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Research,
Jamestown Headquarters

Expertise:

  • Wetland ecology with an emphasis in wetland soils, saline/sodic soils, wetland plants, soil microbiology, and landscape processes

Current Projects:

  • Greenhouse fluxes of wetland ecosystems under different land uses in the PPR
  • Assessment of agricultural tile drainage on wetland and landscape hydrology
  • Water quality of large wetland systems in National Wildlife Refuges
  • Soil properties of wetland ecosystems
  • Assessment of aquatic flora and invertebrates in National Wildlife Refuges

Education:

  • Ph. D., Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2009)
  • M. S., Fisheries and Wildlife Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2000)
  • B. A., Biological Science, Webster University, St. Louis, MO (1995)

Professional Experience:

  • 2004-present:  Ecologist, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND

Selected Publications:

Finocchiaro, R.G., B.A. Tangen, R.A. Gleason. 2013. Greenhouse gas fluxes of grazed and hayed wetland catchments in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Ecoregion. Wetlands Ecology & Management. DOI 10.1007/s 11273-013-9331-5.

Finocchiaro, R. G., and R. J. Kremer. 2010. Effect of municipal wastewater effluent as a wetland water source on soil microbial activity. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 41:1974-1985.

Finocchiaro, R. G., R. J. Kremer, and L. H. Fredrickson. 2009. Impact of municipal wastewater effluent on seed bank response and soils excavated from a wetland impoundment. Wetlands 29:713–723.

Gleason, R. A., B. A. Tangen, M. K. Laubhan, R. G. Finocchiaro, and J. F. Stamm. 2009. Literature review and database of relations between salinity and aquatic biota – applications to Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana; u.s. geological survey, scientific investigations report 2009-5098, 76 p.

Tangen, B.A., Finocchiaro, R.G., Gleason, R.A., Rabenberg, M.J., Dahl, C.F., and Ell, M.J., 2013, Assessment of water-quality data from Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota—2008 through 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5183, 28.


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