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Howard Ginsberg

Email: hginsberg@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/hginsberg

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/ginsberg/index.cfm

Areas of Study

Vector-borne Disease Research

Publications

Hoekman, D., Y. P. Springer, C. M. Barker, R. Barrera, M. S. Blackmore, W. E. Bradshaw, D. H. Foley, H. S. Ginsberg, M. H. Hayden, C. M. Holzapfel, S. A. Juliano, L. D. Kramer, S. A. LaDeau, T. P. Livdahl, C. G. Moore, R. S. Nasci, W. K. Reisen, and H. M. Savage. 2016. Design for mosquito abundance, diversity, and phenology sampling within the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(5):e01320. Abstract

Ludwig, L., H. S. Ginsberg, G. J. Hickling, and N. H. Ogden. 2016. A dynamic population model to investigate effects of climate and climate-independent factors on the lifecycle of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 53:99-115. Abstract

Springer, Y. P., D. Hoekman, P. T. J. Johnson, P. A. Duffy, R. A. Hufft, D. T. Barnett, B. F. Allan, B. R. Amman, C. M. Barker, R. Barrera, C. B. Beard, L. Beati, M. Begon, M. S. Blackmore, W. E. Bradshaw, D. Brisson, C. H. Calisher, J. E. Childs, M. A. Diuk-Wasser, R. J. Douglass, R. Eisen, D. H. Foley, J. E. Foley, H. D. Gaff, S. L. Gardner, H. S. Ginsberg, G. E. Glass, S. A. Hamer, M. H. Hayden, B. Hjelle, C. M. Holzapfel, S. A. Juliano, L. D. Kramer, A. J. Kuenzi, S. L. LaDeau, T. P. Livdahl, J. N. Mills, C. G. Moore, S. Morand, R. S. Nasci, N. H. Ogden, R. S. Ostfeld, R. R. Parmenter, J. Piesman, W. K. Reisen, H. M. Savage, D. E. Sonenshine, A. Swei, and M. J. Yabsley. 2016. Tick-, mosquito-, and rodent-borne parasite sampling designs for the National Ecological Observatory Network. Ecosphere 7(5):Article: e01271. Abstract

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Caldwell Hahn

Email: chahn@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/chahn

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/hahn/wnv.cfm

Areas of Study

Using Wildlife Species to Understand Immune Adaptations of Biomedical Significance

Publications

Hahn, D. C., S. G. Summers, L. H. He, K. J. Genovese, and M. H. Kogut. 2013. Enhanced innate immune responses in a brood parasitic cowbird species: degranulation and oxidative burst. Avian Diseases 57(2):285-289. Abstract

Hahn, D. C., S. G. Summers, K. J. Genovese, H. He, and M. H. Kogut. 2013. Obligate brood parasites show more functionally effective innate immune responses: An eco-immunological hypothesis. Evolutionary biology 40(4):554-561 Abstract

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Glenn Olsen

Email: golsen@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/staff/profiles/documents/olsen.htm

Areas of Study

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

Publications

Takekawa, J. Y., S. R. Heath, S. A. Iverson, N. Gaidet, J. Cappelle, T. Dodman, W. Hagemeijer, W. D. Eldridge, A. A. Petrie, G. S. Yarris, S. Manu, G. H. Olsen, D. J. Prosser, K. A. Spragens, D. C. Douglas, and S. H. Newman. 2015. Movement ecology of five Afrotropical waterfowl species from Malawi, Mali and Nigeria. Ostrich 86(1-2):155-168. Abstract

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/dprosser

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/prosser/prosser.cfm

Areas of Study

USGS Wild Bird Avian Influenza Program

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment – Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

Avian Influenza Surveillance in Waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway

Modeling Avian Influenza Risk for Poultry in the US

Tracking Domestic Ducks through the Market Chain in China via Telemetry

Spatiotemporal Exploratory Models: Deriving Spatial Waterfowl Inputs for Disease Risk Modeling

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Seaduck Challenge Study

Using Advanced Technology to Enhance Research at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) - a Public-Private Partnership

Publications

Prosser, D. J., E. C. Palm, J. Y. Takekawa, D. Zhao, X. Xiao, P. Li, Y. Liu, and S. H. Newman. 2016. Movement analysis of free-grazing domestic ducks in Poyang Lake, China: a disease connection. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(5):869-880. Abstract

Choi, C.-Y., J. Y. Takekawa, Y. Xiong, Y. Liu, M. Wikelski, G. Heine, D. J. Prosser, S. H. Newman, J. Edwards, F. Guo, and X. Xiao. 2016. Tracking domestic ducks: a novel approach for documenting poultry market chains in the context of avian influenza transmission. Journal of Integrative Agriculture Online Early Abstract

Wang, Y., Z. Lou, J. Takekawa, D. Prosser, Y. Xiong, S. Newman, X. Xiao, N. Batbayar, K. Spragens, S. Balachandran, and B. Yan. 2016. A new method for discovering behavior patterns among animal movements. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 30(5):949-947. Abstract

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Wildlife Toxicology

Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/wnbeyer

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/wnbeyer

Areas of Study

Poisoning of Migratory Birds at Contaminated Sites

Publications

Beyer, W. N., N. T. Basta, R. L. Chaney, P. F. P. Henry, D. E. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, K. G. Sheckel, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2016. Bioaccessibility tests accurately estimate bioavailability of lead to quail. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early February 15 Abstract

Beyer, W. N. and B. E. Sample. 2016. An evaluation of inorganic toxicity reference values for use in assessing hazards to American robins (Turdus migratorius). Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management Online Early Abstract

Centofanti, T., L. L. McConnell, R. L. Chaney, N. W. Beyer, N. A. Andrade, C. J. Hapeman, A. Torrents, A. Nguyen, M. O. Anderson, J. M. Novak, and D. Jackson. 2016. Organic amendments for risk mitigation of organochlorine pesticide residues in old orchard soils. Environmental Pollution 210:182-191. Abstract

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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/phenry

Areas of Study

Multigenerational and egg injection studies for endocrine disruptive chemicals in birds

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

Publications

Beyer, W. N., N. T. Basta, R. L. Chaney, P. F. P. Henry, D. E. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, K. G. Sheckel, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2016. Bioaccessibility tests accurately estimate bioavailability of lead to quail. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early February 15 Abstract

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Natalie Karouna-Renier

Email: nkarouna@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/nkarouna

Areas of Study

Identifying the Genetic Basis of Avian Susceptibility to Mercury

Multigenerational and egg injection studies for endocrine disruptive chemicals in birds

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

Publications

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, P. C. McGowan, R. C. Hale, N. K. Karouna-Renier, R. A. Erickson, and M. A. Ottinger. 2016. Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early Abstract

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Pete Lasier

Email: plasier@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/plasier

Areas of Study

Agricultural Chemicals and Stormwater Runoff: Impacts on Rare and Threatened Species

Assessment of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Upper Conasauga River, Georgia

Publications

Lasier, P. J. and M. L. Urich. 2014. A simple control for sediment-toxicity exposures using the amphipod, Hyalella azteca. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 93( 3):263-267. Abstract

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Glenn Olsen

Email: golsen@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/golsen

Publications

Ceulemans, S. M., D. S. M. Guzman, G. H. Olsen, H. Beaufrère, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Evaluation of thermal antinociceptive effects after intramuscular administration of buprenorphine hydrochloride to American kestrels (Falco sparverius) . American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(8):705-710. Abstract

Gustavsen, K. A., D. S. M. Guzman, H. K. Knych, O. S. Petritz, G. H. Olsen, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine hydrochloride following intramuscular and intravenous administration to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(8):711-715. Abstract

Guzman, D. S. M., B. KuKanich, T. L. Drazenovich, G. H. Olsen, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Pharmacokinetics of hydromorphone hydrochloride after intravenous and intramuscular administration of a single dose to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 75(6):527-531. Abstract

Guzman, D. S. M., T. L. Drazenovich, G. H. Olsen, N. H. Willits, and J. R. Paul-Murphy. 2014. Evaluation of thermal antinociceptive effects after intramuscular administration of hydromorphone hydrochloride to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). American Journal of Veterinary Research 74(6):817-822. Abstract

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Barnett Rattner

Email: brattner@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/brattner

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/contaminants/

Areas of Study

Contaminant Exposure, Food Web Transfer and Potential Health Effects on Chesapeake Bay Waterbirds

Toxicity of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Other Flame Retardants to Wildlife

Contaminant-related Activities in Support of Client Agencies in the Department of the Interior

Toxicity of the Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Diclofenac

Contaminant Exposure and Effects – Terrestrial Vertebrates Database (Summary Findings for Trust Resources in U.S. Coastal Habitats

Hazard, Risk and Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Model for Anticoagulant Rodenticides in Kestrels and Owls

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) developing birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants

Publications

Beyer, W. N., N. T. Basta, R. L. Chaney, P. F. P. Henry, D. E. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, K. G. Sheckel, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2016. Bioaccessibility tests accurately estimate bioavailability of lead to quail. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early February 15 Abstract

Elliott, J. E., B. A. Rattner, R. F. Shore, and N. W. Van Den Brink. 2016. Paying the pipers: Mitigating the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides on predators and scavengers. BioScience 66(5):401-407. Abstract

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, P. C. McGowan, R. C. Hale, N. K. Karouna-Renier, R. A. Erickson, and M. A. Ottinger. 2016. Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35(6):1560–1575. Abstract

van den Brink, N. W., J. A. Arblaster, S. R. Bowman, J. M. Conder, J. E. Elliott, M. S. Johnson, D. C. G. Muir, T. M. Natal da Luz, B. A. Rattner, B. Sample, and R. F. Shore. 2016. Use of terrestrial field studies in the derivation of bioaccumulation potential of chemicals. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 12(1):135-145. Abstract

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Nimish B. Vyas

Email: nvyas@usgs.gov

USGS Professional Page: https://profile.usgs.gov/nvyas

Areas of Study

Characterization of Avian Hazards Following Chlorophacinone Use for Prairie Dog Control

Publications

Borges, S. L., N. B. Vyas, and M. C. Christman. 2014. The influence of study species selection on estimates of pesticide exposure in free-ranging birds. Environmental Management 53(2):416-428. Abstract

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