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Howard Ginsberg

Email: hginsberg@usgs.gov

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

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

Areas of Study

Vector-borne Disease Research

Publications

Arsnoe, I. E., G. J. Hickling, H. S. Ginsberg, R. McElreath, and J. I. Tsao. 2015. Different Populations of Blacklegged Tick Nymphs Exhibit Differences in Questing Behavior That Have Implications for Human Lyme Disease Risk. PLoS ONE 10(5):e0127450. Abstract

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Caldwell Hahn

Email: chahn@usgs.gov

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

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

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/olsen.htm

Areas of Study

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

Publications

Olsen, G. H., J. Y. Takekawa, S. Heath, D. J. Prosser, N. Gaidet, W. Hagemeijer, S. Manu, and S. H. Newman. 2014. Tracking migratory waterfowl in Nigeria for avian influenza. Pages 35-36 (abstract) in Kelly Young, Technical editor. Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship. Annual Conference and Expo Proceedings 35th Association of Avian Veterinarians, [Teaneck, New Jersey]. xiii, 471 pp. Abstract ; PDF

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

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

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

Prosser, D. J., J. Nagel, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2014. Animal migration and risk of spread of viral infections. Pages 151-178 in Sunit K. Singh, editor. Viral Infections and Global Change. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. xxviii, 628 pp. Abstract

Cappelle, J., D. Zhao, M. Gilbert, M. I. Nelson, S. H. Newman, J. Y. Takekawa, N. Gaidet, D. J. Prosser, Y. Liu, P. Li, Y. Shu, and X. Xiao. 2014. Risks of Avian Influenza Transmission in Areas of Intensive Free-Ranging Duck Production with Wild Waterfowl. EcoHealth 11(1):109-119. Abstract

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Wildlife Toxicology

Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

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

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Areas of Study

Poisoning of Migratory Birds at Contaminated Sites

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

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

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

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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Multigenerational and egg injection studies for endocrine disruptive chemicals in birds

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

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

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Natalie Karouna-Renier

Email: nkarouna@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Identifying the Genetic Basis of Avian Susceptibility to Mercury

Multigenerational and egg injection studies for endocrine disruptive chemicals in birds

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

Publications

Bigorgne, E., T. W. Custer, P. M. Dummer, R. A. Erickson, N. Karouna-Renier, S. Schultz, C. M. Custer, W. E. Thogmartin, and C. W. Matson. 2015. Chromosomal damage and EROD induction in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) along the Upper Mississippi River, Minnesota, USA. Ecotoxicology online early March 17 Abstract

Fernie, K. J., V. Palace, L. E. Peters, N. Basu, R. J. Letcher, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, R. S. Lazarus, and B. A. Rattner. 2015. Investigating endocrine and physiological parameters of captive American kestrels exposed by diet to selected organophosphate flame retardants. Environmental Science and Technology Online Early May 19 Abstract

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Pete Lasier

Email: plasier@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/lasier.htm

Areas of Study

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

Publications

Lasier, P. J. and M. L. Urich. 2014. A simple control for sediment-toxicity exposures using the amphipod, Hyalella azteca. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 93( 3):263-267. Abstract

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Glenn Olsen

Email: golsen@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/olsen.htm

Publications

Ceulemans, S. M., D. S. M. Guzman, G. H. Olsen, H. Beaufrère, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Evaluation of thermal antinociceptive effects after intramuscular administration of buprenorphine hydrochloride to American kestrels (Falco sparverius) . American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(8):705-710. Abstract

Gustavsen, K. A., D. S. M. Guzman, H. K. Knych, O. S. Petritz, G. H. Olsen, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine hydrochloride following intramuscular and intravenous administration to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(8):711-715. Abstract

Guzman, D. S. M., B. KuKanich, T. L. Drazenovich, G. H. Olsen, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Pharmacokinetics of hydromorphone hydrochloride after intravenous and intramuscular administration of a single dose to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(6):527-531. Abstract

Guzman, D. S. M., T. L. Drazenovich, G. H. Olsen, N. H. Willits, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. 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

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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 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

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

Publications

Rattner, B. A., K. E. Horak, R. S. Lazarus, S. L. Schultz, S. Knowles, B. G. Abbo, and S. F. Volker. 2015. Toxicity reference values for chlorophacinone and their application for assessing anticoagulant rodenticide risk to raptors. Ecotoxicology Online Early January 20 Abstract

Fernie, K. J., V. Palace, L. E. Peters, N. Basu, R. J. Letcher, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, R. S. Lazarus, and B. A. Rattner. 2015. Investigating endocrine and physiological parameters of captive American kestrels exposed by diet to selected organophosphate flame retardants. Environmental Science and Technology Online Early May 19 Abstract

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, B. W. Brooks, B. Du, P. C. McGowan, V. S. Blazer, and M. A. Ottinger. 2015. Exposure and food web transfer of pharmaceuticals in ospreys (Pandion haliaetus): Predictive model and empirical data. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 11(1):118-129. Abstract

Pinkney, A. E., C. T. Driscoll, D. C. Evers, M. J. Hooper, J. Horan, J. W. Jones, R. S. Lazarus, H. G. Marshall, A. Milliken, B. A. Rattner, J. Schmerfeld, and D. W. Sparling. 2015. Interactive effects of climate change with nutrients, mercury, and freshwater acidification on key taxa in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management online early March 2 Abstract

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Nimish B. Vyas

Email: nvyas@usgs.gov

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

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. 2014. The influence of study species selection on estimates of pesticide exposure in free-ranging birds. Environmental Management 53(2):416-428. Abstract

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