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Nimish B. Vyas

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
11510 American Holly Drive
Laurel, MD 20708

 

Telephone: 301-497-5721

Fax: 301-497-5744

Email: Nimish_Vyas@usgs.gov

Research Biologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Duties include field and laboratory studies to evaluate contaminant exposure and effects to wildlife, review study plans and manuscripts, serve on graduate committees.

Education/Training: 
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1986, Zoology

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1993, Marine- Estuarine- Environmental Sciences

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Human-related factors that influence the density and diversity of wildlife species at all levels of  biological organizations in support of regulatory and management programs focused on wildlife conservation.
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland; Instructor, 'Pesticide effects on fish and wildlife resources'. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Education and Training Center.

Active Projects: 

The Use of Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and Harmonic Radar to Locate Bird Carcasses in Agricultural Areas

Risk quotient field validation pilot project for selected pesticides

Publications/Products: 

Vyas, N.B., J.W. Spann, G.H. Heinz. 2001. Lead shot toxicity to passerines.  Environ. Pollut.  111:135-138. 

Vyas, N.B., J.W. Spann, G.H. Heinz, W.N.  Beyer, J.A. Jaquette, J.M. Mengelkoch, 2000.  Lead poisoning of passerines at a trap and skeet range.  Environ. Pollut.  107:159-166. 

Vyas, N.B.  1999.  Factors influencing the estimation of pesticide-related wildlife mortality.  J. Toxicol. Indus. Health.  15:186-191. 

Vyas, N.B. and D.J. Call.  1997. A method for long-distance transport of apple snail (Pomacea paludosa) eggs.  Malacological Rev.  30:87-89. 

Vyas, N. B., Kuenzel, W. J., Hill, E. F., and J. R. Sauer 1995. Organophosphorus pesticide affects migration of passerine birds. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 14: 1961-1965.

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