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Tonie Rocke

Title: Research Epizootiologist, Field & Lab Research
Phone: 608-270-2451

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1979 University of Illinois - Urbana Ecology, Ethology and Evolution
M.S. 1982 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Veterinary Science
Ph.D. 1985 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Veterinary Science

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Disease investigation

Current USGS Research and Projects

Plague in prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets

Professional Experience

1975 – 1985 Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Wildlife Disease Association

Honors and/or Awards

Invited Speaker 2003 Colorado Prairie Dog Technical Conference
Invited Speaker 2003 Waterbirds
Invited Speaker 2002 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Invited Speaker 2002 Salton Sea Symposium
Invited Speaker 2002 Wildlife Society annual meeting
Invited Speaker 2002 Defenders of Wildlife
Invited Speaker 2002 Pacific Sea Bird Meeting
Special Service Award 2000 Submitting patent application
Invited Speaker 1999 - 2001 WDA
Invited Speaker 1999 Symposium on Science for Salton Sea Ecosystem Management Riverside, CA

Selected Publications

ROCKE, T.E., P. Nol, P.E. Marinari, J.S. Kreeger, S.R. SMITH, G.P. Andres, and A.W. Friedlander. Vaccination as a potential means to prevent plague in black-footed ferrets. 2006 Pages 243-247 in Roelle, J.E., B.J. Miller, J.L. Godbey, and D.E. Biggins, editors. Recovery of the black-footed ferret: progress and continuing challenges. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5293

ROCKE, T.E. and M. Antolin. The ecology of plague as an introduced disease and its impact on conservation of threatened and endangered species. 2005 Invited oral presentation. The Annual Conference of the International Wildlife Disease Association. June 24-July 3, 2005. Cairns, Australia.

ROCKE, T.E., N.J. THOMAS, C.U. METEYER, C.F. Quist, J.R. Fischer, T. Augspurger, and S.E. Ward. Attempts to identify the source of avian vacuolar myelinopathy for waterbirds. 2005 Journal of Wildlife Diseases 41(1):162-169.

ROCKE, T., K. CONVERSE, C. METEYER, and B. McLean. The impact of disease in the American white pelican in North America. 2005 Waterbirds 28(Special Publication 1):87-94.

ROCKE, T.E. The impact of plague on the conservation of threatened and endangered species. 2005 Invited oral presentation. 12th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. September 25- 29, 2005. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

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