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Craig S. Hulse

USGS-Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Beltsville Laboratory
c/o BARC-East, Building 308
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705


Telephone: 301-497-5681

Fax: 301-497-5675



Primary Responsibilities: 
Perform high quality chemical analysis in support of research that is responsive to DOI agency needs and the Centerís Science Plan, and that promotes sound management of the nationís natural resources.  Identify analytical methods and advances in instrumentation that have potential for use by Patuxent investigators.  Assist biologists with development of research proposals.

Education/Training: B.S, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1975;   Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics.  Additional chemistry courses taken at N.I.H. Graduate School, USDA Graduate School and the University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Analysis of environmental samples for organic and inorganic contaminants; quality assurance/quality control; laboratory safety.


USGS Star Award.  2004.  Awarded for facilitating relocation of laboratories.
USFWS Special Achievement Award, 1993.  Awarded for performance appraisal of Level V
USFWS Special Achievement Award,  1992.  Awarded for exemplary performance of duties as Acting Chief Organic Chemist.
USFWS Special Achievement Award, 1991.  Awarded for outstanding performance of duties as Acting Chief Organic Chemist.  
USFWS  Special Achievement Award,  1990.  Awarded for outstanding performance as Team Leader of Analytical Group.

Active Projects: 

Stable lead isotopes in tissues of experimentally-exposed nestling American kestrels

Fate and transport of alkylphenol-containing deicer solutions in Wisconsin

Risk quotient field validation pilot project for selected pesticides


Vyas, N.B., J.W. Spann, C.S. Hulse, S.L. Borges, R.S. Bennett, M. Torrez, B.I. Williams, and R. Leffel.  2006.  Field evaluation of an avian risk assessment model.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry  25:1762-1771.

Vyas, N.B., J.W. Spann, C.S. Hulse, W Bauer, and S. Olsen.  2005.  From the field: Carbofuran detected on weathered raptor carcass feet.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:1178-1182.

Vyas, N.B., J.W. Spann, C.S. Hulse, J.J. Butterbrodt, J. Mengelkoch, K. MacDougall, B. Williams, and P. Pendergrass.  2003.  Insecticide residues on weathered passerine carcass feet.  Environmental Forensics  4:199-203.

Smith, W.R., N.J. Thomas, and C. Hulse. 1995. Application of brain cholinesterase reactivation to differentiate between organophosphorous and carbamate pesticide exposure in wild birds. Journal of Wildlife Disease  31(2): 263-267.

Henny, C.J., K.E. Riddle, and C.S. Hulse. 1988. Organochlorine pollutants in plasma of spring migrant peregrine falcons from coastal Texas, 1984. 423-427 in T.J. Cade, J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander, and C.M. White, editors. Peregrine Falcon populations:  Their Management and Recovery. The Peregrine Fund Inc., Boise, Idaho. 949 pp.

Spann, J.W., G.H. Heinz, and C.S. Hulse. 1986. Reproduction and health of mallards fed endrin. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 5(8): 755-759.

Henny C.J., L.J. Blus and C.S. Hulse. 1985. Trends and effects of organochlorine residues on Oregon and Nevada wading birds, 1979-83. Colonial Waterbirds 8(2): 117-128.

Henny, Charles J., Kenton E. Riddle, and C.S. Hulse. 1985. Organochlorine pesticides in plasma of migrating Peregrine Falcons at Padre Island, Texas, Spring 1978-80 vs Spring 1984. Raptor Research Foundation Symposium on the Management of Birds of Prey. International Peregrine Conference Twenty-year Anniversary Meeting. P.10.

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