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ABOUT THE ALASKA
SCIENCE CENTER

SCIENCE OFFICES

CONFERENCES

USGS ALASKA DATA RESOURCES

OTHER ALASKA AREA
SCIENCE OFFICES

Andrew M. Ramey

Title: Geneticist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7174
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Email: aramey@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

enrolledUniversity of Georgia, Athens, GAVeterinary and Biomedical Sciences
B.S.2001Colorado State University, Fort Collins, COFishery Biology and Wildlife Biology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

avian health and disease, avian influenza, anadromous fish, genetics, hematozoa, infectious agents, migration, molecular techniques, parasites, phylogenetics, seabirds, virology, waterfowl

Professional Experience

2012 - PresentResearch Wildlife Geneticist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Alaska
2006 - 2012Geneticist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Alaska
2003 - 2006Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Alaska
2001 - 2002Biological Science Technician, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Reviewer: Archives of Virology, Journal of Avian Biology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Parasitology Research, PLoS ONE

Member: American Ornithogists’ Union, Wildlife Disease Association, United States Animal Health Association

Oral presentation: Evidence for limited exchange of avian influenza viruses between sea ducks and dabbling ducks at Alaska Peninsula coastal lagoons. 4th International Sea Duck Conference, Seward, Alaska 2011

Oral presentation: Transmission and reassortment of avian influenza viruses at the Asian-North American interface. Alaska Bird Conference, Anchorage, Alaska 2010

Poster presentation: Testing molecular tools to investigate population-of-origin and migration of Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) collected in the Colville River, Alaska. American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, California 2007

Honors and/or Awards

Star Award, U.S. Geological Survey 2009
Star Award, U.S. Geological Survey 2008
Star Award, U.S. Geological Survey 2007
Star Award, U.S. Geological Survey 2003
Star Award, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 2002

Significant Recent Publications

Ramey, A. M., R. L. Poulson, A. S. González-Reiche, B. R. Wilcox, P. Walther, P. Link, D. L. Carter, G. M. Newsome, M. L. Müller, R. D. Berghaus, D. R. Perez, J. S. Hall, and D. E. Stallknecht. 2014. Evidence for seasonal patterns in the relative abundance of avian influenza virus subtypes in Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, In Press.

Ramey, A. M., R. L. Poulson, A. S. González-Reiche, D. R. Perez, D. E. Stallknecht, and J. D. Brown. 2014. Genomic characterization of H14 subtype influenza A viruses in New World waterfowl and experimental infectivity in Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos). PLoS One, In Press.

Ramey, A. M. J. P. Fleskes, J. A. Schmutz, and M. J. Yabsley. 2013. Evaluation of blood and muscle tissues for molecular detection and characterization of haematozoa infections in Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) wintering in California. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2:102-109. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.02.001

Ramey, A. M., A. B. Reeves, H. Ogawa, H. S. Ip, K. Imai, V. N. Bui, E. Yamaguchi, N. Y. Silko, and C. L. Afonso. 2013. Genetic diversity and mutation of avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (Newcastle disease virus) in wild birds and evidence for intercontinental spread. Archives of Virology. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1761-0

Ramey, A. M., E. Spackman, J-Y. Yeh, G. Fujita, K. Konishi, K. Uchida, J. A. Reed, B. R. Wilcox, J. D. Brown, and D. E. Stallknecht. 2013. Antibodies to H5 subtype avian influenza virus and Japanese encephalitis virus in Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) sampled in Japan. Japanese Journal of Virus Research, In Press.

Reeves, A. B., J. M. Pearce, A. M. Ramey, C. R. Ely, J. A. Schmutz, P. L. Flint, D. V. Derksen, H. S. Ip, and K. A. Trust. 2013. Genomic analysis of avian influenza viruses from waterfowl in Western Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(3):600-610. doi: 10.7589/2012-04-108

Seo, H-J., H. C. Kim, T. A. Klein, A. M. Ramey, J-H. Lee, S-G. Kyung, J-Y. Park, Y. S. Cho, I-S. Cho, and J-Y. Yeh. 2013. Molecular detection and genotyping of Japanese encephalitis virus in mosquitoes during a 2010 outbreak in the Republic of Korea. PLoS One 8:e55165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055165

Zimmerman, C. E., A. M. Ramey, S. M. Turner, F. J. Mueter, S. M. Murphy, and J. L. Nielsen. 2013. Genetics, recruitment, and migration patterns of Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) in the Colville River, Alaska and Mackenzie River, Canada. Polar Biology 36(11):1543-1555. doi: 10.1007/s00300-013-1372-y

Ramey, A. M., C. R. Ely, J. A. Schmutz, J. M. Pearce, and D. J. Heard. 2012. Molecular detection of hematozoa infections in Tundra Swans relative to migration patterns and ecological conditions at breeding grounds. PLoS One 7:e45789. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045789

Hupp, J. W., N. Yamaguchi, P. L. Flint, J. M. Pearce, K. Tokita, T. Shimada, A. M. Ramey, S. Kharitonov, and H. Higuchi. 2011. Variation in spring migration routes and breeding distribution of Northern Pintails Anas acuta that winter in Japan. Journal of Avian Biology 42:289-300.doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2011.05320.x

Pearce, J. M., A. B. Reeves, A. M. Ramey, J. W. Hupp, H. S. Ip, M. Bertram, M. J. Petrula, B. D. Scotton, K. A. Trust, B. Meixell, and J. A. Runstadler. 2011. Interspecific exchange of avian influenza virus genes in Alaska: The influence of trans-hemispheric migratory tendency and breeding ground sympatry. Molecular Ecology 20:1015 - 1025.

Ramey, A.M., J. M. Pearce, A. B. Reeves, J. C. Franson, M. R. Petersen, and H. S. Ip. 2011. Evidence for limited exchange of avian influenza viruses between seaducks and dabbling ducks at Alaska Peninsula coastal lagoons. Archives of Virology 156:1813-1821.

Reeves, A. B, J. M. Pearce, A. M. Ramey, B. W. Meixell, and J. A. Runstadler. 2011. Interspecies transmission and limited persistence of low pathogenic avian influenza genomes among Alaska dabbling ducks. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution 11:2004-2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.09.011.

Pearce, J. M., Ramey, A. M., Ip, H. S., Gill, R. E. Jr. 2010. Limited evidence of trans-hemispheric movement of avian influenza viruses among contemporary North American shorebird isolates. Virus Research 148:44-50.

Phillips, E. M. H. M. Nevins, S. A. Hatch, A. M. Ramey, M. A. Miller and J. T. Harvey. 2010. Seabird bycatch in Alaska demersal longline fishery trials: A demographic summary. Marine Ornithology 38:111–117.

Ramey, A. M., J. M. Pearce, C. R. Ely, L. M. Sheffield Guy, D. B. Irons, D. V. Derksen and H. S. Ip. 2010. Transmission and reassortment of avian influenza viruses at the Asian - North American interface. Virology 406:352-359.

Ramey, A. M., J. M. Pearce, P. L. Flint, H. S. Ip, D. V. Derksen, J. C. Franson, M. J. Petrula, B. D. Scotton, K. M. Sowl, M. L. Wege, and K. A. Trust. 2010. Intercontinental reassortment and genomic variation of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses isolated from Northern Pintails (Anas acuta) in Alaska: Examining the evidence through space and time. Virology, 401:179-189.

Mulard, H., E. Danchin, S. L. Talbot, A. M. Ramey, S. A. Hatch, J. F. White, F. Helfenstein, and R. H. Wagner. 2009. Evidence that pairing with genetically similar mates is maladaptive in a monogamous bird. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:147-158. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-147

Pearce, J. M., A. M. Ramey, P. L. Flint, A. V. Koelher, J. P. Fleskes, J. C. Franson, J. S. Hall, D. V. Derksen and H. S. Ip. 2009. Avian influenza at both ends of a migratory flyway: Characterizing viral genomic diversity to optimize surveillance plans for North America. Evolutionary Applications 2(4):457-468

Nielsen, J. L., C. Zimmerman, A. Ramey, S. Graziano, and V. von Biela. 2008. Testing molecular and otolith tools to investigate population of origin and migration in Arctic cisco found in the Colville River, Alaska.Technical Report to MMS OCS Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK. 51 pp.

Ramey, A. 2008. Graeme Harris and Nigel Milner (eds): Review of Sea Trout: Biology, Conservation, & Management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 18:443–444.

Ramey, A., S. L. Graziano, and J. L. Nielsen. 2008. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the Arctic cisco Coregonus autumnalis. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:357-359.

Nielsen, J. L., C. Zimmerman, S. Graziano and A. Ramey. 2007. Testing molecular and otolith tools to investigate population of origin and migration in Arctic cisco found in the Colville River, Alaska. Technical Report to MMS OCS Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK. 39 pp.

Ramey, A. M., and S. A. Hatch, 2005. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2005. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK. 26 pp.

Ramey, A. M., and S. A. Hatch, 2004. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2004. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK. 24 pp.

Ramey, A. M., and S. A. Hatch, 2004. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2003. U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK. 24 pp.

Websites of Interest

Avian Influenza Genomics

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