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Mary M. Maxey

USGS PWRC - Beltsville Lab
c/o BARC - EAST Bldg 308, RM 226
10300 Baltimore Ave.

Beltsville, MD 20705


Telephone: 301-497-5725

Fax: 301-497-5624


Biological Technician (Wildlife)

Primary Responsibilities: 
Provide animal care to captive American Kestrel and Eastern Screech Owl colonies.  Prepare field collected radio telemetry data for GIS.  Use Locate III software to get xy coordinates and prepare data to run GIS  to determine home ranges of the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel.  Take photos of native bees for use in identification using on-line field guides.  Upload images onto the world wide web.


B.S., University of Georgia, 1987; zoology

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Ornithology, avian behavior and habits.  Wetland plant identification.  Animal handling.  Biology and ecology of wildlife especially birds.  Protection and recovery of endangered species.  Wildlife photography.

Star Award June 24, 2002 - Anacostia Bird Monitoring
Star Award May 31, 2000 – Chesapeake Bay Food Web Study
STAR Award April 12, 2000 – Contaminant Hazard Review CD-ROM
Group STAR Award USGS Executive Leadership Team field trip during Spring meeting ( May 1999)

United States Department of the Interior National Biological Survey Time-Off Award  August 5, 1994

Vice-president Baltimore Bird Club a chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society 1998-2000

Active Projects: 

Development of online identification guides to North American Bees

Impacts of selective tree harvesting on the Delmarva Fox Squirrel


Anacostia Freshwater Tidal Reconstructed Wetlands

Avian Comparisons between Kingman and Kenilworth Marshes Final Report 2001-2004

Eisler, R., R.E. Munro, L.M. Loges, K. Boone, M.M. Paul and L.J. Garreett. 2000 Contaminant Hazard Reviews 1-35 [on CD-ROM]. Biological Report; Bilogical Science Report; Contaminant Hazard Reviews Report. U.S.  Department of the Interior, U.S.  Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD

Hatfield J.S., F.P. Henry, G.H. Olsen,M. M. Paul, and R.S.Hammerschlag 2001. Failure of tetracycline as a biomarker in batch-marking juvenile frogs.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases (Vol. 37, No.2):318-323.

Monooxygenase Activity in Dosed and Field-Collected Nestling Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). M.J. Melancon, J.D. Eisemann and M.E. Maxey –Abstract/poster 

Induction of Cytochrome P450 in Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) Chicks.  M.J. Melancon, G.F. Gee, G.H. Olsen, J.D. Eisemann, and M. E. Maxey.  Abstract/poster

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