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Robert J. Dusek

Title:Wildlife Biologist
Phone: 608-270-2403
Email: rdusek@usgs.gov

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1989 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California Wildlife Management
M.S. 2002 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Wildlife Management
Wildlife ecology and biology
Wildlife conservation
Causes of mortality
Disease investigation

Current USGS Research and Projects

West Nile virus in sage-grouse and Avian Influenza research

Professional Experience

2001 – Present Wildlife Biologist, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1998 – 2001 OPS Technician (Biological), Florida Game and Fish Commission and University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
1995 – 1998 Biological Technician (Marine), Biscayne National Park, Homestead, Florida.

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Wildlife Disease Association

Selected Publications

Young, D. S., L. D. Kramer, J. G. Maffei, R. J. DUSEK, P. B. Backenson, C. N. Mores, K. A. Bernard, and G. D. Ebel. Molecular epidemiology of eastern equine encephalitis virus, New York. 2008 Emerging Infectious Diseases 14(3):454-460.

IP, H. S., P. L. Flint, J. C. FRANSON, R. J. DUSEK, D. V. Derksen, R. E. Gill, C. R. Ely, J. M. Pierce, R. B. Lanctot, S. M. Matsuoka, D. B. Irons, J. B. Fischer, R. M. Oates, M. R. Petersen, T. F. Fondell, D. A. Rocque, J. C. Petersen, and T. C. Rothe. Prevalence of Influenza A viruses in wild migratory birds in Alaska: Patterns of variation in detection at a crossroads of intercontinental flyways. 2008 Virology Journal 5(71): 10 pages.

DUSEK, R.J., D. Richardson, K.F. EGSTAD, and D.M. HEISEY. Evaluating red-cockaded woodpeckers for exposure to West Nile Virus and blood parasites. 2006 Southeastern Naturalist 5(3):561-565.

DUSEK, R.J., D. Richardson, and K.F. EGSTAD. Evaluating red-cockaded woodpeckers for exposure to West Nile virus and blood parasites. 2005 Final Report. Submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 9 pages.

McLean, R.G., L. Clark, and R.J. DUSEK. Ecology and management of West Nile virus in North American wildlife. 2005 Invited oral presentation. 12th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. September 25-29, 2005. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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