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Glenn H. Olsen

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

 

Telephone: 301-497-5603

Fax: 301-497-5605

Email: golsen@usgs.gov 

Wildlife Biologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Research in migration and avian behavior, primarily training whooping cranes to follow ultralight aircraft on a migration

Research on the ecology and behavior of waterfowl, primarily seaducks using implanted satellite and conventional radio transmitters

Education/Training: 
MS Wildlife Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1980

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1983, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: migration and behavior work with large bird species, sandhill cranes, whooping cranes, swans, ducks, raptors

Publications/Products: 

Rattner, B. A., M. A. McKernan, K. M. Eisenreich, W. Link, G. H. Olsen, D. J. Hoffman, K. A. Knowles and P. C. McGowan.  2006.  Toxicity and hazard of vanadium to mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) and Canada geese (Branta canadensis). Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 69:331-351.

 

Kwon, Y.K., W. J. Jeon, M. I. Kang, J. H. Kim, and G. H. Olsen. 2006. Disseminated visceral coccidiosis in a wild white-naped crane (Grus vipio). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42(3): 712-714.

 

Cronin, T. W., M. R. Kinloch, and G. H. Olsen. 2005 Head-bobbing behavior in foraging whooping cranes favors visual fixation. Current Biology, 15(7):R1-R2.

 

Hartup, B. K., G. H. Olsen, and N. M. Czekala. 2005. Fecal corticoid monitoring in whooping cranes (Grus americana) undergoing reintroduction. Zoo Biology, 24:15-18.

 

Hartup, B. K., J. Langenberg, G. Olsen, M. Spalding and K. Miller.  2005.  Health management for the reintroduction of eastern migratory whooping cranes (Grus americana). Wildlife Rehabilitation, 23:13-16.

 

Olsen, G. H. 2004. Mortality of Mississippi sandhill crane chicks. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 18(4):269-272.

 

Hartup, B. K., G. H. Olsen, N. M. Czekala, J. Paul-Murphy, and J. A. Langenberg.  2004.  Levels of fecal corticosterone in sandhill cranes during a human-led migration.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40(2):267-272.

 

Olsen, G. H., D. L. Rininger, M. K. Ets, and W. J. L. Sladen.  2002.  Baseline hematological and clinical chemistry results from captive-raised trumpeter swans.  Waterbirds, 25:375-379.

Olsen, G. H. 2001. Of Cranes and Men: Reintroduction of crane to a migratory pathway – Part I. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 15(2)133-137, and – Part II. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 15(4)316-322.

 

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, and J. S. Hatfield.  2000.  Post release survival of hand-reared and parent-reared Mississippi sandhill crane chicks.  Condor, 102:104-112.

 

Rattner, B. A., D. J. Hoffman, M. J. Melancon, G. H. Olsen, S. R. Schmidt, and K. C. Parsons.  2000.  Organochlorine and metal contaminant exposure and effects in hatching black-crowned night herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) in Delaware Bay. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 39:38-45.

 

Olsen, G. H.  2000.  Embryological considerations, Chapter 12. In G. H. Olsen and S. E. Orosz (editors), Manual of Avian Medicine, Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 189-212.

 

Olsen, G. H.  2000.  Problems of neonates, Chapter 13. In G. H. Olsen and S. E. Orosz (editors), Manual of Avian Medicine, Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 213-227.

 

Olsen, G. H.  2000.  Problems of the bill and oropharynx, Chapter 17. In G. H. Olsen and S. E. Orosz (editors), Manual of Avian Medicine, Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 359-368.

Olsen, G. H., M. J. Turell, and B. B. Pagac.  1997.  Efficacy of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Immunization in Whooping Cranes.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 33:312-315.

 

Olsen, G. H., and J. A. Langenberg.  1996.  Techniques for rearing crane chicks.  In D. H. Ellis, G. F. Gee, and C. M. Mirande, editors, Cranes: Their Biology, Husbandry, and Conservation.  International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, pp 95-104.

 

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