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David J. Ziolkowski Jr.

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4038

Telephone:   301-497-5753

Fax:   301-497-5784

Email:  dziolkowski@usgs.gov

Wildlife Biologist

David J. Ziolkowski Jr.

Primary Responsibilities: 
Program Biologist for the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
Duties involve technical, public relations, and field work relating to the advancement and maintenance of the multinational North American Breeding Bird Survey. Technical aspects span
the development and integration of web-based data management tools, annual review of ornithological data, and generation of program manuscripts.  Public relations involve representing the program at technical and non-technical meetings, symposia, and conferences as well as preparation of training and outreach materials, web pages, etc. to support the program’s 2,000+ volunteer workforce.

Education/Training: 
A.A., Harford Community College, 1995
Science, Business and Financial Studies.

B.S., Towson University, MD, 1997
Biology: emphasis - behavioral ecology.

M.S., Univ. of Missouri - St. Louis, 2003
Biology: emphasis - evolutionary & tropical biology .

Areas of Expertise/Interest:  Ecology and monitoring techniques; Evolution, biogeography, and systematics; Ecotoxicology; Behavioral ecology; Natural History and diverse taxonomic field methods.
Selected Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Univ. of Missouri – St. Louis (2002)
International Center for Tropical Ecology Graduate Research Award – St. Louis (2000)
John David Horst Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Research (1996)
Active Projects: 

Coordination of the North American Breeding Bird Survey and Implementation of the BBS Strategic Plan: 2006-2010

Integrative monitoring efforts for North American bird populations

Expanding the North American Breeding Bird Survey into Mexico

Remodeling the BBS web-based data management system

Development of a geospatial mapping application for BBS data and route displays

Development of a BBS stand-alone data entry program

Selected Publications/Products: 

Johnson, M.J., W. Wickwire, M. Quinn, D. J. Ziolkowski Jr., D. Burmistrov, C. Menzie, C. Geraghty, M. Minnich, P. Parsons. 2007. Are Songbirds at Risk from Lead at Small Arms Ranges? An Application of the Spatially Explicit Exposure Model. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:2215-25.

Ziolkowski, D.J. and K.L. Pardieck. 2006. Volunteers Drive the North American Breeding Bird Survey.  Scientific Poster (PPT, PDF). North American Ornithological Conference, Veracruz, Mexico.

Pardieck, K. L., D. J. Ziolkowski Jr., and K. Boone. North American Breeding Bird Survey Outreach Brochure. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

Neudorf, D. L., D. J. Ziolkowski Jr., V. Nolan Jr., and E. D. Ketterson. 2002. Testosterone manipulation of male attractiveness has no detectable effect on female home-range size and behavior during the fertile period. Ethology 108: 713-726.

Ziolkowski, D. J., Jr., L. S. Johnson, K.M. Hannam, and W.A. Searcy. 1997. Coordination of female nest attentiveness with male song output in the cavity-nesting house wrens (Troglodytes aedon). Journal of Avian Biology 28: 9-14.

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