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Anthony S. Fischbach

Title: Wildlife Biologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7145
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Email: afischbach@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

M.A.1994University of Texas, Austin, TXEcology
B.S.1989University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIMolecular Biology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Population monitoring and modeling; applying population biology to problems of conservation and subsistence; managing records of population biology field work. Walrus Research Program

Professional Experience

2004 - PresentWildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2003 - 2004Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak, Alaska
1999 - 2003Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Biological Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1998 - 1999Wildlife Biologist, Marine Mammals Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
1997 - 1999 (summers)Volunteer Wildlife Biologist, Tongass Bat Habitat Project, U.S. Forest Service, Thorne Bay, Alaska
1995 - 1998Biological Technician / Walrus Harvest Monitor, Marine Mammals Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
1994 - 1995Volunteer, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Soldotna, Alaska

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Reviewer: BioScience, Arctic, Marine Mammal Science, Progress In Oceanography, Polar Biology
Contributor: R-sig-geo

Honors and/or Awards

1989-1990 Fulbright Scholar, Bayreuth, Germany

Websites of Interest

Walrus Research Program
Polar Bear Research

Publications

Total pubs: 27

Jay, C. V., J. M. Grebmeier, A. S. Fischbach, T. L. McDonald, L. W. Cooper, and F. Hornsby. 2014. Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) resource selection in the northern Bering Sea. PLoS One 9(4):e93035. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093035 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jay, C. V., A. S. Fischbach, and A. A. Kochnev. 2012. Walrus areas of use in the Chukchi Sea during sparse sea ice cover. Marine Ecology Progress Series 468:1-13. doi:10.3354/meps10057 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sonsthagen, S. A., C. V. Jay, A. S. Fischbach, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2012. Spatial genetic structure and asymmetrical gene flow within the Pacific walrus. Journal of Mammalogy 93(6):1512-1524. doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-344.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Amstrup, S. C., G. M. Durner, A. S. Fischbach, K. S. Simac, and G. W. York. 2011. Polar Bear Research in the Beaufort Sea. Proceedings: Bear Taxanomic Group Workshop on Ursids in Captivity. American Zoological Society Annual Meeting. Detroit, MI, USA. [Details]

Jay, C. V., M. S. Udevitz, R. Kwok, A. S. Fischbach, and D. C. Douglas. 2010. Divergent movements of walrus and sea ice in the northern Bering Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 407:293-302. doi:10.3354/meps08575 [Details] [Full Publication]

Speckman, S. G., V. I. Chernook, D. M. Burn, M. S. Udevitz, A. A. Kochnev, A. Vasilev, C. V. Jay, A. Lisovsky, A. S. Fischbach, and R. B. Benter. 2010. Results and evaluation of a survey to estimate Pacific walrus population size, 2006. Marine Mammal Science 27(3):514-553. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00419.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Durner, G. M., A. S. Fischbach, S. C. Amstrup, and D. C. Douglas. 2010. Catalogue of Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Maternal Den Locations in the Beaufort Sea and Neighboring Regions, Alaska, 1910-2010. USGS Data Series 568. [Details] [Full Publication]

Udevitz, M. S., C. V. Jay, A. S. Fischbach, and J. Garlich-Miller. 2009. Modeling haul-out behavior of walruses in Bering Sea ice. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87(12):1111-1128. doi:10.1139/Z09-098 [Details] [Full Publication]

Fischbach, A. S., D. H. Monson, and C. V. Jay. 2009. Enumeration of Pacific walrus carcasses on beaches of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska following a mortality event, September 2009. USGS Open-File Report 2009-1291, 10 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Fischbach, A. S., C. V. Jay, J. V. Jackson, L. W. Andersen, G. K. Sage, and S. L. Talbot. 2008. Molecular method for determining sex of walruses. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(8):1808-1812. doi:10.2193/2007-413 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jay, C. V. and A. S. Fischbach. 2008. Pacific walrus response to Arctic sea ice losses. USGS Fact Sheet 2008-3041. [Details] [Full Publication]

Fischbach, A. S., S. C. Amstrup, and D. C. Douglas. 2007. Landward and eastward shift of Alaskan polar bears denning associated with recent sea ice changes. Polar Biology 30:1395-1405. doi:10.1007/s00300-007-0300-4 [Details] [Full Publication]

Udevitz, M. S., C. V. Jay, A. S. Fischbach, and J. Garlich-Miller. 2007. Adjusting for telemetry bias in behavior data. Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 24-26 July. Anchorage, AK, USA. [Details]

Jay, C. V., M. P. Heide-Jørgensen, A. S. Fischbach, M. V. Jensen, D. F. Tessler, and A. V. Jensen. 2006. Comparison of remotely deployed satellite radio transmitters on walruses. Marine Mammal Science 22(1):226-236. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.2006.00018.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Talbot, S. L., J. R. Gust, G. K. Sage, A. S. Fischbach, K. S. Amstrup, W. Leacock, and L. Van Daele. 2005. Genetic characterization of brown bears of the Kodiak Archipelago. Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska, 87 p. [Details]

Amstrup, S. C., G. M. Durner, A. S. Fischbach, G. W. York, K. S. Simac, T. S. Smith, S. T. Partridge, and D. C. Douglas. 2003. Polar Bear Research in the Beaufort Sea. February 2003, Edmonton, Alberta. Proceedings: Canadian Polar Bear Technical Committee. [Details]

Durner, G. M., S. C. Amstrup, and A. S. Fischbach. 2003. Habitat characteristics of polar bear terrestrial maternal den sites in northern Alaska. Arctic 56(1):55-62. [Details] [Full Publication]

Evans, T. J., A. S. Fischbach, S. L. Schliebe, B. F. J. Manly, S. B. Kalxdorff, and G. W. York. 2003. Polar bear aerial survey in the eastern Chukchi Sea: A pilot study. Arctic 56(4):359-366. [Details]

Brower, C. D., A. Carpenter, M. L. Branigan, W. Calvert, T. J. Evans, A. S. Fischbach, J. A. Nagy, S. L. Schliebe, and I. Stirling. 2002. The polar bear management agreement for the southern Beaufort Sea: An evaluation of the first ten years of a unique conservation agreement. Arctic 55(4):362-372. [Details]

Amstrup, S. C., G. M. Durner, A. S. Fischbach, K. S. Simac, and G. W. York. 2002. Polar Bear Research in the Beaufort Sea. Pages 109-125 in edited by N. J. Lunn, S. Schliebe and E. W. Born, (eds.), Occasional Paper IUCN Specialists Survey Commission 26. Proceedings: 13th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 23-28 June 2001. Nuuk, Greenland. [Details]

Schliebe, S. L., J. W. Bridges, T. J. Evans, S. B. Kalxdorff, A. S. Fischbach, and L. J. Lierheimer. 2002. Polar bear management in Alaska 1997-2000. Pages 89-108 in N. J. Lunn, S. Schliebe, and E. W. Born, (ed.), Polar Bears. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 26. Proceedings: 13th Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 23-28 June 2001 Nuuk, Greenland. [Details]

Durner, G. M., S. C. Amstrup, A. S. Fischbach, G. S. York, and K. S. Simac. 2002. Polar bear research in the Beaufort Sea. Proceedings: Canadian Polar Bear Technical Committee, 9-10 Feb 2002. Iqualuit, Canada. [Details]

Amstrup, S. C., G. M. Durner, A. S. Fischbach, K. S. Simac, and G. W. York. 2002. Polar Bear Research in the Beaufort Sea. Proceedings of the Bear Taxanomic Group Workshop on Ursids in Captivity. Annual Meeting of the American Zoological Society, Detroit, MI, April 27 - 29, 2001. [Details]

Simac, K. S., S. C. Amstrup, G. W. York, T. L. McDonald, R. M. Friedman, and A. S. Fischbach. 2001. Forward looking infrared (FLIR): a new method for detecting maternal polar bear dens. Society for Marine Mammalogy, Abstracts, 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, November 28 - December 3, 2001. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. [Details]

Fischbach, A. S., D. Burn, and S. C. Amstrup. 1999. Modeling the southern Beaufort Sea polar bear stock. Focus on the Future- Alaska Environmental Studies. Proceedings: Alaska OCS Region Information Transfer Meeting. [Details]

Schliebe, S. L., T. J. Evans, A. S. Fischbach, and M. A. Cronin. 1999. Using genetics to verify sex of harvested polar bears: Management implications. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27(3):592-597. [Details]

Conti, E., A. S. Fischbach, and K. J. Sytsma. 1993. Tribal relationships in Onagraceae: Implications from rbcL sequence data (in rbcL sequence data and phylogenetic reconstruction in seed plants). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80:672-685. [Details]

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