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Nancy Thomas

Title:Endangered Species Pathologist, Disease Investigations
Phone:608-270-2463
Email:nthomas@usgs.gov

Education and/or Training

B.A 1973 University of California - Berkeley Biological Science, Mathematics
D.V.M. 1978 University of California - Davis Zoological Medicine
M.S. 1984 University of Idaho Veterinary Science
Residency 1984 Washington State University Veterinary Pathology

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Veterinary Pathology (Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Pathologists)
Endangered species disease and mortality

Current USGS Research and Projects

Diagnosis of disease and causes of mortality in wildlife, with special attention to diseases of sea otters and causes of mortality in wolves and cranes.
Co-editor of Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds (In press), Atkinson, Carter T., NANCY J. THOMAS, D. Bruce Hunter, eds., Blackwell Publishing.

Selected Publications

Atkinson, Carter T., THOMAS, NANCY J., Hunter, D. Bruce. Parasitic Diseases of Wild Birds November 2008, Blackwell Publishing. (In press)

THOMAS, N.J., D. Bruce Hunter, Carter T. Atkinson, eds. Infectious Diseases of Wild Birds. 2007. Blackwell Publishing.

THOMAS, N. J., J. P. Dubey, D. S. Lindsay, R. A. COLE and C. U. METEYER. Protozoal Meningoencephalitis in Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris): a Histopathological and Immunohistochemical Study of Naturally Occurring Cases. 2007. Journal of Comparative Pathology 137:102-121.

Kannan, K., K.S. Guruge, N.J. THOMAS, S. Tanabe, and J.P. Giesy. Butyltin residues in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) found dead along California coastal waters. 1998. Environmental Science & Technology 32(9):1169-1175.

THOMAS, N.J., C.U. METEYER, and L. SILEO. Epizootic vacuolar myelinopathy of the central nervous system of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and American coots (Fulica americana). 1998. Veterinary Pathology 35:479-487.

Peterson, R.O., N.J. THOMAS, J.M. Thurber, J.A. Vucetich, and T.A. Waite. 1998. Population limitation and the wolves of Isle Royale. Journal of Mammalogy 79(3):828-841.

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