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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

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, K. D. Dugas, L. H. Hamel, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Adverse moisture events predict seasonal abundance of Lyme disease vector ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Parasites & Vectors 7(181):8 pages. Abstract

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, L. Gonzalez, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Relative Humidity and Activity Patterns of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 51(4):769-776. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S. 2014. Tick control: trapping, biocontrol, host management and other alternative strategies. Pages 409-444 in Daniel E. Sonenshine and R. Michael Roe, editors. Biology of Ticks, Volume 2. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, New York. xi, 491 pp. Abstract

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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

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

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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

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

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

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Wildlife Toxicology

Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Poisoning of Migratory Birds at Contaminated Sites

Publications

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

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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

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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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Glenn Olsen

Email: golsen@usgs.gov

Publications

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

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

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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., R. S. Lazarus, J. E. Elliott, R. F. Shore, and N. W. Van Den Brink. 2014. Adverse Outcome Pathway and Risks of Anticoagulant Rodenticides to Predatory Wildlife. Environmental Science and Technology Online Early June 26 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

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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. 2014. 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

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