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Alicia Berlin

Email: aberlin@usgs.gov

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

Website:  http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/scoters/

Areas of Study

Energetics of Surf Scoters Wintering on Chesapeake Bay:  Foraging Values of Changing Diets

Vulnerability Assessment of Available Habitat for Wintering Black Ducks within the Refuge System in the Chesapeake Bay

In-Air and Underwater Hearing Abilities of Diving Ducks and Sea Ducks

Migration and Habitat use by Seaducks in the Atlantic Flyway: Evaluation of Potential Impacts of Proposed Wind Farms

Assessing Extreme Meteorological Events on Seabird Migration

Effects of Dorsally Mounted Solar-powered Cellular GPS Transmitters on Diving and Foraging in Surf Scoters and Red-throated Loons

Publications

Wells-Berlin, A. M., M. C. Perry, R. A. Kohn, K. T. Paynter ,Jr., and M. A. Ottinger. 2015. Composition, shell strength, and metabolizable energy of Mulinia lateralis and Ischadium recurvum as food for wintering surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillat). PLoS ONE 10(5):e0119839. Abstract

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Daniel McAuley

Email: dmcauley@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Survival and Recruitment of Common Eiders in the Gulf of Maine

Feasibility of Aerial Surveys to Census Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Bay of Fundy

Publications

Hierl, L. A., C. S. Loftin, J. R. Longcore, D. G. McAuley, and D. L. Urban. 2007. A multivariate assessment of changes in wetland habitat for waterbirds at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine, USA. Wetlands 27(1):141-152. Abstract

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Island Restoration, Sea Level Rise, and Waterbirds in Chesapeake Bay

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment – Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

Productivity of Species of Concern – Least Tern and Common Tern on Poplar Island Restoration Site

Publications

Palm, E. C., S. H. Newman, D. J. Prosser, X. Xiao, L. Ze, N. Batbayar, S. Balachandran, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2015. Mapping migratory flyways in Asia using dynamic Brownian bridge movement models. Movement Ecology 3(3) Abstract

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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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 Chain Transfer and Potential Health Effects on Chesapeake Bay Waterbirds

Publications

Rattner, B. A., R. S. Lazarus, G. H. Heinz, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, and R. C. Hale. 2013. Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture to common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Chemosphere 93(2):441-447. Abstract

McKernan, M. A., B. A. Rattner, J. S. Hatfield, R. C. Hale, and M. A. Ottinger. 2010. Absorption and biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers DE-71 and DE-79 in chicken (Gallus gallus), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), American kestrel (Falco sparverius) and black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) eggs. Chemosphere 79(1):100-109. Abstract

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Michael Runge

Email: mrunge@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Integrating Habitat and Harvest Management for Northern Pintails

Harvest Theory for Age-Structured Populations: Atlantic Population Canada Geese

Integrated Waterbird Management and Modeling

Publications

Mattsson, B. J., M. C. Runge, J. H. Devries, G. S. Boomer, J. M. Eadie, D. A. Haukos, J. P. Fleskes, D. N. Koons, W. E. Thogmartin, and R. G. Clark. 2012. A modeling framework for integrated harvest and habitat management of North American waterfowl: Case-study of northern pintail metapopulation dynamics . Ecological Modelling 225:146-158. Abstract

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John Sauer

Email: jrsauer@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Population Change and Abundance of Black Ducks and Mallards in Eastern North America

Publications

Zimmerman, G. S., J. R. Sauer, W. A. Link, and M. Otto. 2012. Composite analysis of black duck breeding population surveys in eastern North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(6):1165-1176. Abstract

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Jeff Spendelow

Email: jspendelow@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Modeling Sex-Specific Demographic Rates in Metapopulations

Publications

Palestis, B. G., I. C. T. Nisbet, J. J. Hatch, P. Szczys, and J. A. Spendelow. 2012. Morphometric sexing of Northwest Atlantic Roseate Terns. Waterbirds 35(3):479-484. Abstract

Watson, M. J., J. A. Spendelow, and J. J. Hatch. 2012. Post-fledging brood and care division in the roseate tern (Sterna dougallii). Journal of Ethology 30(1):29-34. Abstract

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Daniel Twedt

Email: dtwedt@usgs.gov

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

Areas of Study

Shorebird Habitat in Southeastern Missouri

Publications

Twedt, D. J. 2013. Foraging habitat for shorebirds in southeastern Missouri and its predicted future availability. Wetlands 33(4):667-678. Abstract

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