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National Wildlife Health Center staff members have authored almost 1000 publications including USGS/NBS/FWS series publications, articles in peer-reviewed science journals, chapters in books, fact sheets, and other documents. This collection also includes papers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bear River Field Station in Utah and the work of Dr. Wayne Jensen, a pioneer in botulism research.

Nearly 400 of these publications, especially those published in recent years, are also available as PDF documents accessible through this database. Paper reprints of articles are available free of charge from the Center.

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Recent publications

  1. Shearn-Bochsler, V., E.W. Lance, R. Corcoran, J. Piatt, B. Bodenstein, E. Frame, J. Lawonn 2014. Fatal paralytic shellfish poisoning in Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) nestlings, Alaska, USA Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50(4):933-937. DOI: 10.7589/2013-11-296 [Journal] 1679
    Alaska, avian, Kittlitz's Murrelet, paralytic shellfish poisoning, PSP, United States
  2. Greig, D.J., F.M.D. Gulland, W.A. Smith, P.A. Conrad, C.L. Field, M. Fleetwood, J.T. Harvey, H.S. Ip, S. Jang, A. Packham, E. Wheeler, A.J. Hall 2014. Surveillance for zoonotic and selected pathogens in harbor seals Phoca vitulina from central California. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 111(2):93-106. DOI: 10.3354/dao02762 [Journal] 1678
    California, harbor seal, pathogen, United States, zoonotic
  3. Hall, J.S., G.T. Hallgrimsson, K. Suwannanarn, S. Sreevatsen, H.S. Ip, E. Magnusdottir, J.L. TeSlaa, S.W. Nashold, R.J. Dusek 2014. Avian influenza virus ecology in Iceland shorebirds: Intercontinental reassortment and movement. Genetics and Evolution, 28:130-136. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.09.013 [Journal] 1677
    avian influenza, Iceland, shorebird
  4. Franson, J.C., R.E. Russell 2014. Lead and eagles: demographic and pathological characteristics of poisoning, and exposure levels associated with other causes of mortality Ecotoxicology. Doi:10.1007/s10646-014-1337-0 [Journal] 1676
    demographic, eagle, exposure, lead, pathological, poisoning
  5. Russel, R.E., K. Tinsley, R.A. Erikson, W.E. Thogmartin, J. Szymanski 2014. Estimating the spatial distribution of wintering little brown bat populations in the eastern United States Ecology and Evolution. Doi:10.1002/ece3.1215 [Journal] 1675
    bat, distribution, population, spatial, United States
  6. Dusek, R. J., C. A. Hagen, J. C. Franson, D. A. Budeau, E. K. Hofmeister 2014. Utilizing hunter harvest effort to survey for wildlife disease: a case study of West Nile virus in greater sage-grouse. Wildlife Society Bulletin. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.472 [Journal] 1674
    case, disease, harvest, sage-grouse, West Nile virus, wildlife
  7. Karlsson, E.A., H.S. Ip, J.S. Hall, S.W. Yoon, J. Johnson, M.A. Beck, R.J. Webby, S. Schultz-Cherry 2014. Respiratory transmission of an avian H3N8 influenza virus isolated from a harbour seal Nature Communications 5. Doi: 10.1038/ncomms5791 [Journal] 1673
    avian, influenza, respiratory, seal, transmission, virus
  8. Ellison, K.S.; E.K. Hofmeister, C.A. Ribic, D.W. Sample 2014. Relatively high prevalence of pox-like lesions in Henslow's sparrow amone nine species of migratory grassland passerines in Wisconsin, USA Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50(4). Doi: 10.7589/2013-09-252 [Journal] 1672
    lesions, migratory, passerines, pox, prevalence, sparrow, Wisconsin
  9. Davenport, J., T.T. Jones, T.M. Work, G.H. Balazs 2014. Pink spot, white spot: the pineal skylight of the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli 1761) skull and its possible role in the phenology of feeding migrations Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2014.07.008 [Journal] 1671
    migration, phenology, pineal, turtle
  10. Buckner, J.L., A.E. Ballmann, B.L. Bodenstein, C.L. White 2014. Quarterly Wildlife Mortality Report January 2014 to March 2014 USGS Newsletter of the Wildlife Disease Association, July 2014 [Journal] 1670
    mortality, wildlife
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