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Brian A. Tangen

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

Phone: 402-328-4134
Email NPWRC Staff
Research,
Jamestown Headquarters

Photo of Brian Tangen.

Expertise:

  • Wetland Ecology

Current Projects:

  • Trace gas emissions from farmed and nonfarmed wetlands
  • The role of wetlands in greenhouse gas storage: an inventory of existing stocks in the prairie pothole region and their potential to sequester carbon dioxide emissions
  • Impact of Department of Interior Activities on Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Natural and Restored Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region

Education:

  • M.S., Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (2001)
  • B.A., Biology, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND (1999)

Professional Experience:

  • 2002-present:  Biological Science Technician / Biologist, USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND

Selected Publications:

1. Tangen, B. A. and R. A. Gleason. 2008. Reduction of sedimentation and nutrient loading. In Gleason, R. A., M. K. Laubhan, and N. H. Euliss, Jr., (eds.), Ecosystem services derived from wetland conservation practices in the United States Prairie Pothole Region with an emphasis on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve and Wetlands Reserve Programs. U.S. Geological Professional Paper 1745, 58 p.

2. Gleason, R. A., B. A. Tangen, and M. K. Laubhan. 2008. Carbon sequestration. In Gleason, R. A., M. K. Laubhan, and N. H. Euliss, Jr., (eds.), Ecosystem services derived from wetland conservation practices in the United States Prairie Pothole Region with an emphasis on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve and Wetlands Reserve Programs. U.S. Geological Professional Paper 1745, 58 p.

3. Gleason, R. A. and B. A. Tangen. 2007. Floodwater storage. In Gleason, R. A., M. K. Laubhan, and N. H. Euliss, Jr., (eds.), Ecosystem services derived from wetland conservation practices in the United States Prairie Pothole Region with an emphasis on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve and Wetlands Reserve Programs. U.S. Geological Professional Paper 1745, 58 p.

4. Gleason, R. A., B. A. Tangen, M. K. Laubhan, K. E. Kermes, and N. H. Euliss, Jr. 2007. Estimating water storage capacity of existing and potentially restorable wetland depressions in a subbasin of the Red River of the North. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2007–1159, 36 p.

5. Hanson, M. A., K. D. Zimmer, M. G. Butler, B. A. Tangen, B. Herwig, and N. H. Euliss, Jr. 2005. Biotic interactions as determinants of ecosystem structure in prairie wetlands: an example using fish. Wetlands 25:764-775.

6. Tangen, B. A., M. G. Butler, and M. J. Ell. 2003. Weak correspondence between macroinvertebrate assemblages and land use in prairie pothole region wetlands, USA. Wetlands 23:104-115.



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