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Howard Ginsberg

Email: hginsberg@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/ginsberg/index.cfm

Areas of Study

Vector-borne Disease Research

Publications

Rulison, E. L., I. Kuczaj, G. Pang, G. J. Hickling, J. I. Tsao, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2013. Flagging versus dragging as sampling methods for nymphal Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Vector Ecology 38(1):163-167. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S., A. Gettman, E. Becker, A. Bandyopadhyay, and R. A. LeBrun. 2013. Environmental management of mosquito-borne viruses in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Medical Journal 96(7):37-41. Abstract , PDF

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Caldwell Hahn

Email: chahn@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/hahn/wnv.cfm

Areas of Study

Using Wildlife Species to Understand Immune Adaptations of Biomedical Significance

Publications

Hahn, D. C., S. G. Summers, L. H. He, K. J. Genovese, and M. H. Kogut. 2013. Enhanced innate immune responses in a brood parasitic cowbird species: degranulation and oxidative burst. Avian Diseases 57(2):285-289. Abstract

Hahn, D. C., S. G. Summers, K. J. Genovese, H. He, and M. H. Kogut. 2013. Obligate brood parasites show more functionally effective innate immune responses: An eco-immunological hypothesis. Evolutionary biology 40(4):554-561 Abstract

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Glenn Olsen

Email: golsen@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

Publications

Guzman, D. S. M., T. L. Drazenovich, G. H. Olsen, N. H. Willits, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2013. Evaluation of thermal antinociceptive effects after intramuscular administration of hydromorphone hydrochloride to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 74(6):817-822. Abstract

Pello, S. J. and G. H. Olsen. 2013. Emerging and reemerging diseases of avian wildlife. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice 16(2):357–381. Abstract

Perry, M. C., G. H. Olsen, R. A. Richards, and P. C. Osenton. 2013. Predation on dovekies by goosefish over deep water in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Northeastern Naturalist 20(1):148-154. Abstract

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/prosser/prosser.cfm

Areas of Study

USGS Wild Bird Avian Influenza Program

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment – Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

Publications

Hawkes, L. A., S. Balachandran, N. Batbayar, P. J. Butler, B. Chua, D. C. Douglas, P. B. Frappell, Y. Hou, W. K. Milsom, S. H. Newman, D. J. Prosser, P. Sathiyaselvam, G. R. Scott, J. Y. Takekawa, T. Natsagdorj, M. Wikelski, M. J. Witt, B. Yan, and C. M. Bishop. 2013. The paradox of extreme high-altitude migration in bar-headed geese Anser indicus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280(1750):Article Number: 20122114. Abstract

Luo, Z., Y. Xiong, B. Yan , D. J. Prosser, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2013. GPS location history data mining and anomalous detection: the scenario of bar-headed geese migration. Pages 413-420 in Wei Lu, Guoqiang Cai, Weibin Liu, and Weiwei Xing, editors. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Software Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering 211 Springer, New York. Abstract

James-Pirri, M.-J., R. M. Erwin, D. J. Prosser, and J. D. Taylor. 2012. Responses of salt marsh ecosystems to mosquito control management practices along the Atlantic Coast (U.S.A.). Restoration Ecology 20(3):395-404. Abstract

Luo, Z., B. Yan, J. Y. Takekawa, and D. J. Prosser. 2012. Discovering shared segments on the migration route of the bar-headed goose by time-based plane-sweeping trajectory clustering. Journal of Information and Computational Science 9(16): 5093-5100. Abstract , PDF

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Wildlife Toxicology

Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Poisoning of Migratory Birds at Contaminated Sites

Publications

Beyer, W. N. and J. P. Meador, editors.  2011.  Environmental contaminants in biota : interpreting tissue concentrations.  2nd edition.   CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.  xv, 751 pp.

Andrade, N. A., T. Centofanti, L. L. McConnell, C. J. Hapeman, A. Torrents, A. Nguyen, W. N. Beyer, R. L. Chaney, J. M. Novak, M. O. Anderson, and K. B. Cantrell. 2014. Utilizing thin-film solid-phase extraction to assess the effect of organic carbon amendments on the bioavailability of DDT and dieldrin to earthworms. Environmental Pollution 185:307-313. Abstract

Beyer, W. N., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

Ford, K. L. and W. N. Beyer. 2014. Soil criteria to protect terrestrial wildlife and open-range livestock from metal toxicity at mining sites. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(3):1899-1905. Abstract

Beyer, W. N., C. E. Green, M. Beyer, and R. L. Chaney. 2013. Phytotoxicity of zinc and manganese to seedlings grown in soil contaminated by zinc smelting. Environmental Pollution 179:167-176. Abstract

Beyer, W. N. and R. W. Gale. 2013. Persistence and changes in bioavailability of dieldrin, DDE and heptachlor epoxide in earthworms over 45 years. Ambio 42(1):83-89. Abstract

Beyer, W. N., J. C. Franson, J. B. French, T. May, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, S. E. Warner, J. Weber, and D. Mosby. 2013. Toxic exposure of songbirds to lead in the southeast Missouri lead mining district. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 65(3):598-610. Abstract

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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Multi-generational effects of endocrine active compounds in birds

Determining the Relative Sensitivity of Avian Species to Endocrine Active Compounds

Publications

Beyer, W. N., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

Henry, P. F. P., V. G. Akuffo, Y. Chen, N. K. Karouna-Renier, D. T. Sprague, and M. R. Bakst. 2012. Effect of 17 beta-trenbolone on male and female reproduction in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Avian Biology Research 5(2):61-68. Abstract

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Natalie Karouna-Renier

Email: nkarouna@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Identifying the Genetic Basis of Avian Susceptibility to Mercury

Multi-generational effects of endocrine active compounds in birds

Determining the Relative Sensitivity of Avian Species to Endocrine Active Compounds

Publications

Rattner, B. A., R. S. Lazarus, G. H. Heinz, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, and R. C. Hale. 2013. Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture to common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Chemosphere 93(2):441-447. Abstract

Jenko, K., N. K. Karouna-Renier, and D. J. Hoffman. 2012. Gene expression, glutathione status, and indicators of hepatic oxidative stress in laughing gull (Larus atricilla) hatchlings exposed to methylmercury. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(11):2588-2596. Abstract

Henry, P. F. P., V. G. Akuffo, Y. Chen, N. K. Karouna-Renier, D. T. Sprague, and M. R. Bakst. 2012. Effect of 17 beta-trenbolone on male and female reproduction in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Avian Biology Research 5(2):61-68. Abstract

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Pete Lasier

Email: plasier@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Agricultural Chemicals and Stormwater Runoff: Impacts on Rare and Threatened Species

Publications

Washington, J. W., P. J. Lasier, H. Yoo, J. J. Ellington, and T. M. Jenkins. 2012. Environmental-fate patterns for perfluoroalkylates and their precursors. Reproductive Toxicology 33(4):589-590. Abstract

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Barnett Rattner

Email: brattner@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

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

Wildlife Toxicology of Legacy and Emerging Contaminants in India

Toxicity of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Other Flame Retardants to Wildlife

Contaminant-related Activities in Support of Client Agencies in the Department of the Interior

Toxicity of the Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Diclofenac

Contaminant Exposure and Effects – Terrestrial Vertebrates Database (Summary Findings for Trust Resources in U.S. Coastal Habitats

Hazard, Risk and Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Model for Anticoagulant Rodenticides in Kestrels and Owls

Publications

Beyer, W. N., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

Rattner, B. A., C. E. Horak, R. S. Lazarus, D. A. Goldade, and J. J. Johnston. 2014. Toxicokinetics and coagulopathy threshold of the rodenticide diphacinone in eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(1):74-81. Abstract

Beyer, W. N., J. C. Franson, J. B. French, T. May, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, S. E. Warner, J. Weber, and D. Mosby. 2013. Toxic exposure of songbirds to lead in the southeast Missouri lead mining district. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 65 (3):598-610. Abstract

Rattner, B. A. 2013. On the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring. Outlooks on Pest Management 24(2 ):79-80. Abstract

Rattner, B. A., C. E. Horak, R. S. Lazarus, D. A. Goldade, and J. J. Johnston. 2013. Toxicokinetics and coagulopathy threshold of the rodenticide diphacinone in eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online early September 7 Abstract

Rattner, B. A., R. S. Lazarus, G. H. Heinz, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, and R. C. Hale. 2013. Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture to common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Chemosphere 93(2):441-447. Abstract

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Nimish B. Vyas

Email: nvyas@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Characterization of Avian Hazards Following Chlorophacinone Use for Prairie Dog Control

Publications

Borges, S. L., N. B. Vyas, and M. C. Christman. 2013. The Influence of Study Species Selection on Estimates of Pesticide Exposure in Free-Ranging Birds. Environmental Management 53(2):416-428. Abstract

Vyas, N. B., C. S. Hulse, C. U. Meteyer, and C. P. Rice. 2013. Evidence of songbird intoxication from Rozol (R) application at a black-tailed prairie dog colony. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4(1):97-103. Abstract

Vyas, N. B. 2013. Untested pesticide mitigation requirements: ecological, agricultural, and legal implications. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 18(2):335-348. Abstract

Vyas, N. B. and B. A. Rattner. 2012. Critique on the use of the standardized avian acute oral toxicity test for first generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 18(5):1069-1077. Abstract

Vyas, N. B., C. S. Hulse, and C. P. Rice. 2012. Chlorophacinone residues in mammalian prey at a black-tailed prairie dog colony. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(11):2513-2516. Abstract

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