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Christopher J. Brand

Title: Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
Phone: (608) 270-2440

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1972 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Fisheries and Wildlife
M.S. 1975 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Wildlife Ecology
Ph.D. 1978 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Wildlife Ecology and Veterinary Science

Areas of specialization and or research interests

Population dynamics
Wildlife disease
Wildlife ecology

Professional Experience

1998 – Present Branch Chief, National Wildlife Health Center
1979 - 1988 Research Epizootiologist/National Wildlife Health Center
1978 – 1979 Field Diagnostician

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Society for Conservation Biology
Wildlife Disease Association
The Wildlife Society

Honors and/or Awards

Invited speaker/lecturer 1986 Zoological Institute, University of Oslo Oslo, Norway
Invited speaker/lecturer 1988 125th Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association Portland, OR
Session Chairman 1990 52nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Minneapolis, MN
Session Chairman 1991 International Canada Goose Symposium Milwaukee, WI
Invited Speaker/Lecturer 1991 All-Union Meeting on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Wild Animals Moscow, Russia
Invited Speaker/Lecturer 1992 College of Veterinary Medicine Bangalore, India
Invited Speaker 1996, 2002 International Migratory Birds Symposium. USFWS, Office of International Affairs Middlebury, VT
Session Chairman 1997 Ecological Impacts of Wildlife Diseases and Contaminants. 59th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Milwaukee, WI

Selected Publications

BRAND, C.J. Landscape Ecology of Plague in the American Southwest - September 19-20, 2000. Fort Collins, Colorado. 2000 Proceedings of an American Southwest Workshop. September 19-20, 2000. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, U.S.A.

BRAND, C.J. Type E avian botulism outbreaks: Lake Erie outbreaks in relation to type E and type C outbreaks from a national perspective. 2001 Pages 45-46 in Avian Botulism in Lake Erie. Workshop Proceedings, co-sponsored by New York Sea Grant and Pennsylvania Sea Grant. January 24-25, 2001. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.

BRAND, C.J. Landscape ecology of plague in the American southwest, September 19-20, 2000, Fort Collins, Colorado: Proceedings of an American Southwest Workshop. 2002 U.S. Geological Survey Information and Technology Report 2002-0001. 24 pages.

FRANSON, J.C., S.P. HANSEN, T.E. CREEKMORE, C.J. BRAND, D.C. Evers, A.E. Duerr, and S. DeStefano. Lead fishing weights and other fishing tackle in selected waterbirds. 2003 Waterbirds 26(3):345-352.

Marra, P.P., S. Griffing, C. Caffrey, A.M. Kilpatrick, R. MCLEAN, C. BRAND, E. SAITO, A.P. Dupuis, L. Kramer, and R. Novak. West Nile Virus and wildlife. 2004 BioScience 43(5):393-402.

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