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Jane N. Chandler

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12302 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Photo of Jane M. Nicolich

Telephone: 301-497-5758

Fax: 301-497-5605

Email: Jane_Nicolich@usgs.gov 

Biological Technician

Primary Responsibilities: 
As Flock Manager, responsible for the maintenance of Patuxent’s captive crane flock.  Coordinate crane propagation activities and assist with crane research. 

Education/Training: 
B.S.  Allegheny College, 1986;  Biology/Art

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Crane husbandry, restoration of avian populations
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 
Agency Special Achievement Awards, 1991 (USFWS), 1995 (NBS)

USFWS Special Act Awards, 1992, 1993

Active Projects: 

Restoration ecology of a nonmigrating population of whooping cranes in Florida: behavioral and habitat changes to increase survival. 

Development of methods for the restoration ecology of cranes 

Publications/Products: 

Nicolich, J. M., G. F. Gee,  D. H. Ellis, and S. G. Hereford.  2001.  Natural fertility in whooping cranes and Mississippi sandhill cranes at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  Proceedings North American Crane Workshop. 8.  In press. 

Jones, K. L. and J. M. Nicolich.  2001.  Artificial insemination in captive whooping cranes:  results from genetic analyses.  Zoo Biology.  In press. 

Ellis, D. H., G. F. Gee,  S. G. Hereford, G. H. Olsen, T. D. Chisolm, J. M. Nicolich, K. A. Sullivan, N. J. Thomas, M. Nagendran, J. S. Hatfield.  2000.  Post-release survival of hand-reared and parent-reared Mississippi sandhill cranes.  Condor 102:104-112. 

Nesbitt, S. A., M. J. Folk, M. G. Spaulding, J. A. Schmidt, S. T. Schwikert, J. M. Nicolich, M. Wellington, J. C. Lewis, T. H. Logan.  1997.  An experimental release of whooping cranes in Florida – the first three years.  Proc. North Am. Crane Workshop 7:79-85. 

Wellington, M., A. Burke, J. M. Nicolich, and K. E. O’Malley.  1996.  Chick rearing.  Pages 77-104 in D. H. Ellis, G. F. Gee and C. M. Mirande, edotors.  Cranes: their biology, husbandry and conservation.  National Biological Service, Washington D.C. and International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, USA.

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