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Thierry Work

Title: Wildlife Disease Specialist/Field & Lab Research
Phone: 808-792-9520

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1983 Texas A&M Entomology
M.S. 1985 U of California-Davis Entomology
DVM 1988 U of California-Davis Veterinary Medicine
MPVM 1990 University of California-Davis

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests


Current USGS Research and Projects

Diseases of sea turtles, coral reefs, reef fish and birds

Professional Experience

1992 – Present Wildlife Disease Specialist, HFS - Honolulu, HI
1998 – 1992 Wildlife Veterinarian, CA Dept of Fish & Game, Sacramento, CA
1990 Residency, Wildlife Medicine - UC-Davis

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Wildlife Disease Association

Honors and/or Awards

Sigma Xi 2003 – Present
US Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery Leader Award

Selected Publications

Work, T. M., L. L. Richardson, T. L. Reynolds, and B. L. Willis 2008. Biomedical and veterinary science can increase our understanding of coral disease. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 362: 63-70.

Chaloupka, M, T. M. Work, G. H. Balazs, S. K. K. Murakawa, and R. Morris. 2008. Cause-specific temporal and spatial trends in green sea turtle strandings in the Hawaiian archipelago (1982-2003). Marine Biology 154:887-898.

Work, T. M., G. S. Aeby, J. E. Maragos. 2008. Phase shift from a coral to a corallimorph-dominated reef associated with a shipwreck on Palmyra Atoll. PLOS-One. 3: e2989.

Work, T.M., J. L. Klavitter, M. H. Reynolds, and D. Blehert. 2010. Avian botulism: A case study in translocated endangered Laysan ducks (Anaslays anensis) on Midway Atoll. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46:499-506

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