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Alicia Wells-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

In-Air and Underwater Hearing Abilities of Diving Ducks and Sea Ducks

Migration and Habitat use by Seaducks in the Atlantic Flyway: Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Proposed Wind Farms

Assessing Extreme Meterological Events on Seabird Migration

Effects of Dorsally Mounted Solar-powered Cellular GPS Transmitters on Diving and Foraging in Surf Scoters and Red-throated Loons

Publications

2015

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

2012

Wells-Berlin, A. M., R. E. Therrien, M. C. Perry, T. D. Bowman, S. G. Gilliland, Savard. J.-P., C. Lepage, T. D. Allison, K. McAloney, K. M. McBride, L. Vormwald, and P. C. Osenton. 2012. Atlantic and Great Lakes sea duck migration study. Pages 19 (abstract) in . 2012 Avian & Marine Tracking Conference March 27-30 : Taking Biotelemetry to New Horizons. Microwave Telemetry, Inc., Columbia, Maryland. 54 pp. PDF

Perry, M. C., A. M. Berlin, and G. H. Olsen. 2012. Movements and habitats of ducks in Argentina based on satellite telemetry. Pages 37 (abstract) in . 2012 Avian & Marine Tracking Conference March 27-30 : Taking Biotelemetry to New Horizons. Microwave Telemetry, Inc., Columbia, Maryland. 54 pp. PDF

Therrien, S., C. Carr, and A. Wells-Berlin. 2012. Auditory brainstem response in sea ducks and diving ducks. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52(Supplement 1):E174 (abstract). Abstract

2011

Wells-Berlin, A. M., T. D. Allison, M. C. Perry, G. H. Olsen, and S. Perkins. 2011 . Spatial ecology of long-tailed ducks wintering in Nantucket Sound: pre- construction analysis of Cape Wind offshore wind project. Pages 85 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Wells-Berlin, A. M., R. E. Therrien, T. D. Bowman, and K. McAloney. 2011. A Sea Duck Joint Venture Management Board priority: compiling and archiving all satellite telemetry data for landscape scale analyses and monitoring. Pages 103-104 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Bowman, T. D., S. G. Gilliland, M. C. Perry, Savard. J.-P., A. M. Wells-Berlin, C. Lepage, T. D. Allison, and K. McAloney. 2011. Atlantic and Great Lakes sea duck migration study. Pages 63 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Olsen, G. H., A. M. Wells-Berlin, and M. C. Perry. 2011. Four years of testing surgically implanted transmitters in captive seaducks. Pages 39 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Olsen, G. H., A. M. Wells-Berlin, M. C. Perry, C. Kilchenstein , and S. Ford. 2011. Techniques for implanting satellite transmitters in seaducks. Pages 110 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Perry, M. C., G. H. Olsen, A. M. Wells-Berlin, S. G. Gilliland , K. McAloney, J.-P. L. Savard, P. Loring, and T. D. Allison. 2011. Survival of Atlantic coast seaducks within 2 weeks and 2 months of instrumentation with implantable satellite transmitters. Pages 103 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Perry, M. C., A. M. Wells-Berlin, G. H. Olsen, and C. Kilchenstein. 2011. Effects of implanted transmitters on reproductive behavior and egg production of captive seaducks. Pages 94 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Savoy, L. J., T. D. Bowman, D. Meattey, O. Lane, J. E. Osenkowski, S. G. Gilliland, G. H. Olsen, N. Pau, K. O'Brian, A. M. Wells-Berlin, P. Wilson, S. Badzinski, and S. Meyer. 2011. Mercury concentrations in blood of migratory and wintering sea ducks from the Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Pages 111-112 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Therrien, R. E., A. N. Iwaniuk, H. F. James, C. E. Carr, M. C. Perry, and A. M. Wells-Berlin. 2011. A behavioral and anatomical study of electroreception in sea ducks. Pages 112 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

Therrien, S. C., C. E. Carr, R. E. Therrien, R. J. Dooling, A. N. Popper, E. F. BrittanPowell, and A. M. Wells-Berlin. 2011. In-air and underwater hearing of sea ducks. Pages 45 (abstract) in . 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska, September 12-16, 2011 Program. 129 pp.

2010

Olsen, G. H., S. Ford, M. C. Perry, and A. M. Wells-Berlin. 2010. The use of Emeraid Exotic Carnivore Diet improves postsurgical recovery and survival of long-tailed ducks. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 19(2):165-168. Abstract

2008

Berlin, A. M. 2008. Foraging values of Mulinia lateralis and Ischadium recurvum: energetics effects of surf scoters wintering in the Chesapeake Bay. . Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. x, 137 pp. Abstract , PDF

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