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Howard Ginsberg

Email: hginsberg@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Vector-borne Disease Research

Publications

Ginsberg, H. S. 2014. Tick control: trapping, biocontrol, host management and other alternative strategies. Pages 409-444 in Daniel E. Sonenshine and R. Michael Roe, editors. Biology of Ticks, Volume 2. 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, New York. xi, 491 pp. Abstract

Ginsberg, H. S., E. L. Rulison, A. Azevedo, G. C. Pang, I. M. Kuczaj, J. I. Tsao, and R. A. LeBrun. 2014. Comparison of survival patterns of northern and southern genotypes of the North American tick Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) under northern and southern conditions. Parasites & Vectors 7:394. Abstract

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, K. D. Dugas, L. H. Hamel, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Adverse moisture events predict seasonal abundance of Lyme disease vector ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Parasites & Vectors 7(181):8 pages. Abstract

Berger, K. A., H. S. Ginsberg, L. Gonzalez, and T. N. Mather. 2014. Relative Humidity and Activity Patterns of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 51(4):769-776. Abstract

Houser, J. D., H. Ginsberg, and E. M. Jakob. 2014. Competition between introduced and native spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Biological Invasions Online Early April 3 Abstract

Rulison, E. L., K. T. Kerr, M. C. Dyer, S. Han, R. L. Burke, J. I. Tsao, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2014. Minimal role of eastern fence lizards in Borrelia burgdorferi transmission in central New Jersey oak/pine woodlands. Journal of Parasitology online early May 28 Abstract

Rulison, E. L., R. A. LeBrun, and H. S. Ginsberg. 2014. Effect of temperature on feeding period of larval blacklegged ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on eastern fence lizards. Journal of Medical Entomology 51(6):1308-1311. Abstract

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Caldwell Hahn

Email: chahn@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

A Vaccination Program to Protect Endangered Whooping Cranes from Encephalitis Virus

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

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

Publications

Prosser, D. J., J. Nagel, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2014. Animal migration and risk of spread of viral infections. Pages 151-178 in Sunit K. Singh, editor. Viral Infections and Global Change. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. xxviii, 628 pp. Abstract

Cappelle, J., D. Zhao, M. Gilbert, M. I. Nelson, S. H. Newman, J. Y. Takekawa, N. Gaidet, D. J. Prosser, Y. Liu, P. Li, Y. Shu, and X. Xiao. 2014. Risks of Avian Influenza Transmission in Areas of Intensive Free-Ranging Duck Production with Wild Waterfowl. EcoHealth 11(1):109-119. Abstract

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Wildlife Toxicology

Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Poisoning of Migratory Birds at Contaminated Sites

Publications

Beyer, W. N., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

Andrade, N. A., T. Centofanti, L. L. McConnell, C. J. Hapeman, A. Torrents, A. Nguyen, W. N. Beyer, R. L. Chaney, J. M. Novak, M. O. Anderson, and K. B. Cantrell. 2014. Utilizing thin-film solid-phase extraction to assess the effect of organic carbon amendments on the bioavailability of DDT and dieldrin to earthworms. Environmental Pollution 185:307-313. Abstract

Ford, K. L. and W. N. Beyer. 2014. Soil criteria to protect terrestrial wildlife and open-range livestock from metal toxicity at mining sites. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(3):1899-1905. Abstract

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Paula Henry

Email: phenry@usgs.gov

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., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

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Natalie Karouna-Renier

Email: nkarouna@usgs.gov

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

Karouna-Renier, N. K., C. White, C. R. Perkins, J. J. Schmerfeld, and D. Yates. 2014 . Assessment of mitochondrial DNA damage in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) collected near a mercury-contaminated river . Ecotoxicology 23(8):1419-1429. Abstract

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Pete Lasier

Email: plasier@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

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

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

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

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

Areas of Study

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

Wildlife Toxicology of Legacy and Emerging Contaminants in India

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

Rattner, B. A., K. E. Horak, R. S. Lazarus, S. L. Schultz, S. Knowles, B. G. Abbo, and S. F. Volker. 2015. Toxicity reference values for chlorophacinone and their application for assessing anticoagulant rodenticide risk to raptors. Ecotoxicology Online Early January 20 Abstract

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, B. W. Brooks, B. Du, P. C. McGowan, V. S. Blazer, and M. A. Ottinger. 2015. Exposure and food web transfer of pharmaceuticals in ospreys (Pandion haliaetus): Predictive model and empirical data. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 11( 1):118-129. Abstract

Rattner, B. A., C. E. Horak, R. S. Lazarus, D. A. Goldade, and J. J. Johnston. 2014. Toxicokinetics and coagulopathy threshold of the rodenticide diphacinone in eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33(1):74-81. Abstract

Rattner, B., R. S. Lazarus, J. E. Elliott, R. F. Shore, and N. W. Van Den Brink. 2014. Adverse Outcome Pathway and Risks of Anticoagulant Rodenticides to Predatory Wildlife. Environmental Science and Technology Online Early June 26 Abstract

Beyer, W. N., Y. Chen, P. Henry, T. May, D. Mosby, B. A. Rattner, V. I. Shearn-Bochsler, D. Sprague, and J. Weber. 2014. Toxicity of Pb-contaminated soil to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and the use of the blood–dietary Pb slope in risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10(1):22-29. Abstract

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Nimish B. Vyas

Email: nvyas@usgs.gov

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

Vyas, N. B., C. S. Hulse, C. U. Meteyer, and C. P. Rice. 2013. Evidence of songbird intoxication from Rozol (R) application at a black-tailed prairie dog colony. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4(1):97-103. Abstract

Vyas, N. B. 2013. Untested pesticide mitigation requirements: ecological, agricultural, and legal implications. Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 18(2):335-348. Abstract

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