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Peter H. Albers

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Beltsville Lab
c/o BARC-East, Building 308
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705

Photo of Peter H. Albers

Telephone: 301-497-5700

Fax: 301-497- 5624

Email: palbers@usgs.gov

Emeritus Research Wildlife Biologist, Research Program

Primary Responsibilities:
Conduct field and laboratory research on the effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife, disseminate contaminants information, and evaluate the state of knowledge for selected topics within the field of contaminants research. Current projects include an assessment of the effects of the insecticide chlorfenapyr on birds, the effect of methyl mercury on reproduction in the American kestrel, maintenance of an annotated bibliography on petroleum pollution, and several technical assistance projects.

Education/Training:
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1975; Wildlife Management
M.S., University of Guelph (Canada), 1966; Wildlife Biology
B.S., University of Montana, 1965; Wildlife Biology
Areas of Expertise/Interest: Effects of environmental contaminants on wildlife; fate and effects of petroleum in the environment
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements:
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center STAR award, 2005

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center STAR award, 2003

USGS Scientific Achievement Award, 2001

USFWS Special Achievement Award, 1987

USFWS Special Achievement Award, 1982

Active Projects:

Effects of chlorfenapyr on adult birds

Effects of methyl mercury on reproduction in American kestrels

Publications/Products:

Albers, P.H., Klein, P.N., Green, D.E., Melancon, M.J., Bradley, B.P., Noguchi, G.  2006.  Chlorfenapyr and mallard ducks: overview, study design, macroscopic effects, and analytical chemistry.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:438-445.

Hoffman, D.J., P.H. Albers, M.J. Melancon, A.K. Miles. 2004. Effects of the mosquito larvicide GB-1111 on bird eggs.  Environmental Pollution 127:353-358.

Albers, P.H., D.J. Hoffman, D.M. Buscemi, M.J. Melancon. 2003. Effects of the mosquito larvicide GB-1111 on red-winged blackbird embryos.  Environmental Pollution 125:447-451.

Albers, P.H. and T.R. Loughlin. 2003. Effects of PAHs on marine birds, mammals and reptiles. In: PAHs: An Ecotoxicological Perspective. P.E.T. Douben, editor. John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex, England, pp. 243-261.

Albers, P.H. 2003. Petroleum and individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In: Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Second Edition. D.J. Hoffman, B.A. Rattner, G.A. Burton, Jr., and J. Cairns, Jr., editors. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 341-371.

Albers, P.H.  2002.  Sources, fate, and effects of PAHs in shallow water environments: a review with special reference to small watercraft.  Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 37:143-150.

Albers, P.H., Hoffman, D.J., Brisbin, I.L., Jr.   2001.  Unusual leg malformations in screech owls from a South Carolina Superfund site.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 63:89-99.
 
Albers, P.H., Heinz, G.H., Hall, R.J.  2000.  Approaches for assessment of terrestrial vertebrate responses to contaminants: moving beyond individual organisms.  In: Environmental Contaminants and Terrestrial Vertebrates: Effects on Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems.  P.H. Albers, G.H. Heinz, and H.M. Ohlendorf, editors.   SETAC Special Publication, SETAC Press, Pensacola, FL, pp. 109-148.

An Annotated Bibliography on Petroleum Pollution (Fully field-searchable database -- Select database petroleum.pdt from pulldown choices) (pdf version) Please cite this material as: Albers, P. H. 1998. An Annotated Bibliography on Petroleum Pollution. Version 2006. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

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