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Andrew T. Gilbert

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
196 Whitten Rd.
Augusta, ME 04330

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Telephone: 207-622-8201 ext. 134


Wildlife Biologist

Primary Responsibilities: 
Implement inventory and monitoring programs, GIS mapping and programming, seabird distributional modeling.

B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 1995, Chemistry and Anthropology
M.S., University of Maine, Orono, ME, 2001, Wildlife Ecology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Ornithology, ecology of endangered species, conservation biology.
University of Maine: Mendall Migratory Bird Research Award, 2000; Elected Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2000.
Bowdoin College: Merck Chemistry achievement award, 1995; Bowdoin Scholar, 1992-1995; Elected Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1994.

Active Projects: 
Seabird distributional modeling for the western Atlantic
Mammal inventory at northeastern national parks
Development of a freshwater wetland monitoring protocol

Selected Publications/Products:

Gilbert, A. T., A. F. O’Connell, Jr., E. M. Annand, N. W. Talancy, J. R. Sauer, and J. D. Nichols.  In press.  An inventory of terrestrial mammals at national parks in the Northeast Temperate Network and Sagamore Hill NHS. Scientific Investigations Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

Neckles, H. A., A. T. Gilbert, G. R. Guntenspergen, N. Danz, T. Hollenhorst, A. Little, and J. Okler.  In press.  Freshwater wetland monitoring protocol.  Administrative Report.  U. S. Geological Survey.  Reston, VA.

O’Connell, A. F., N. W. Talancy, L. L. Bailey, J. R. Sauer, R. Cook, and A. T. Gilbert. 2006.  Estimating site occupancy and detection probability parameters for meso- and large mammals in a coastal ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 1625-1633.

Gilbert, A. T. and F. A. Servello.  2005. Insectivory versus piscivory in Black Terns: implications for food provisioning and growth of chicks.  Waterbirds 28: 436-444.

Gilbert, A. T.  and F. A. Servello.  2005.  Water level dynamics in wetlands and nesting success of Black Terns in Maine.  Waterbirds 28: 181-187.

O’Connell, A. F., A. T. Gilbert, and J. S. Hatfield.  2004.  Contributions of natural history collection data to biodiversity assessment in national parks.  Conservation Biology 18: 1254-1261.

Gilbert, A. T. and A. F. O’Connell.  2004.  Retrieval, compilation, and organization of vertebrate and vascular plant voucher specimens originating from national parks.  Pp. 400-405 In Harmon, D., B. M. Kilgore, and G. E. Vietzke, eds. 2004. Protecting Our Diverse Heritage: The Role of Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites.  Proceedings of the George Wright Society/National Park Service Joint Conference, April 14–18, 2003, San Diego, California. Hancock, MI: The George Wright Society.

Gilbert, A. T.  2001.  The foraging and habitat ecology of Black Terns in Maine. M.S. Thesis. University of Maine, Orono.

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