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Alicia Berlin

Email: aberlin@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/aberlin

Website:  http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/scoters/

Areas of Study

Energetics of Surf Scoters Wintering on Chesapeake Bay:  Foraging Values of Changing Diets

Vulnerability Assessment of Available Habitat for Wintering Black Ducks within the Refuge System in the Chesapeake Bay

Publications

Wells-Berlin, A. M., M. C. Perry, R. A. Kohn, K. T. Paynter ,Jr., and M. A. Ottinger. 2015. Composition, shell strength, and metabolizable energy of Mulinia lateralis and Ischadium recurvum as food for wintering surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata). PLoS ONE 10(5):e0119839. Abstract

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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/phenry

Areas of Study

Biology and Monitoring of Diamondback Terrapins in the Chesapeake Bay

Publications

2015

Henry, P. F. P., G. M. Haramis, and D. D. Day. 2016. Evaluating a portable cylindrical bait trap to capture diamondback terrapins in salt marsh. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40(1):160-168. Abstract

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/dprosser

Areas of Study

Shoreline Changes and Impacts to Natural Resources in Chesapeake Bay

Island Restoration, Sea Level Rise, and Waterbirds in Chesapeake Bay

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment – Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

Productivity of Species of Concern – Least Tern and Common Tern on Poplar Island Restoration Site

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Barnett Rattner

Email: brattner@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/brattner

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/contaminants/

Areas of Study

Contaminant Exposure, Food Web Transfer and Potential Health Effects on Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay Waterbirds

Publications

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, P. C. McGowan, R. C. Hale, N. K. Karouna-Renier, R. A. Erickson, and M. A. Ottinger. 2016. Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35(6):1560–1575. Abstract

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