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Andrew M. Ramey

Title: Research Wildlife 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

Wildlife health and disease

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 Microbiological Methods, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Parasitology Research, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, Virology, Virus Genes

Member: American Ornithologists' Union, Wildlife Disease Association, United States Animal Health Association

Honors and/or Awards

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

Websites of Interest

Avian Influenza Genomics

Publications

Total pubs: 31

Reeves, A. B., M. M. Smith, B. W. Meixell, J. P. Fleskes, and A. M. Ramey. 2015. Genetic diversity and host specificity varies across three genera of blood parasites in ducks of the Pacific Americas Flyway. PLoS One In Press. [Details]

Ramey, A. M., J. A. Schmutz, J. A. Reed, G. Fujita, B. D. Scotton, B. Casler, J. P. Fleskes, K. Konishi, K. Ushida, and M. J. Yabsley. 2015. Evidence for intercontinental parasite exchange through molecular detection and characterization of haematozoa in northern pintails (Anas acuta) sampled throughout the North Pacific Basin. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife In Press. [Details]

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 50(4):916-922. doi:10.7589/2013-09-232 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 9(5):e95620. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095620 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ramey, A. M., P. Walther, P. Link, R. L. Poulson, B. R. Wilcox, G. M. Newsome, E. Spackman, J. D. Brown, and D. E. Stallknecht. 2014. Optimizing surveillance for South American origin influenza A viruses along the United States Gulf Coast through genomic characterization of isolates from Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors). Transboundary and Emerging Diseases In Press. doi:10.1111/tbed.12244 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ramey, A. M., J. A. Reed, J. A. Schmutz, T. F. Fondell, B. W. Meixell, J. W. Hupp, D. H. Ward, J. Terenzi, and C. R. Ely. 2014. Prevalence, transmission, and genetic diversity of blood parasites infecting tundra-nesting geese in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92(8):699-706. doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0041 [Details] [Full Publication]

Lebarbenchon, C. J., J. C. Pedersen, S. Sreevatsan, A. M. Ramey, V. G. Dugan, R. A. Halpin, P. J. Ferro, B. Lupiani, S. Enomoto, R. L. Poulson, M. Smeltzer, C. J. Cardona, S. M. Tompkins, C. M. Wentworth, D. E. Stallknecht, and J. D. Brown. 2014. H7N9 Influenza A virus in Turkeys in Minnesota. Journal of General Virology In Press. doi:10.1099/vir.0.067504-0 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 Veterinary Research 61(3):117-123. [Details] [Full Publication]

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 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 158(12):2495-2503. doi:10.1007/s00705-013-1761-0 [Details] [Full Publication]

Seo, H-J., H. C. Kim, T. A. Klein, A. M. Ramey, J-H. Lee, and et al. 2013. Molecular Detection and Genotyping of Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Mosquitoes during a 2010 Outbreak in the Republic of Korea. PLoS One 8(2):e55165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055165 [Details] [Full Publication]

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(9):e45789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045789 [Details] [Full Publication]

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(8):2004-2010. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2011.09.011 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J. M., A. B. Reeves, A. M. Ramey, J. W. Hupp, H. S. Ip, M. J. Bertram, M. J. Petrula, B. D. Scotton, K. A. Trust, B. W. 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(5):1015-1025. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04908.x [Details] [Full Publication]

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(10):1813-1821. doi:10.1007/s00705-011-1059-z [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J. M., A. M. Ramey, H. S. Ip, and R. E. Gill, Jr.. 2010. Limited evidence of trans-hemispheric movement of avian influenza viruses among contemporary North American shorebird isolates. Virus Research 148(1-2):44-50. doi:10.1016/j.virusres.2009.12.002 [Details] [Full Publication]

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. [Details] [Full Publication]

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(2):352-359. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2010.07.031 [Details] [Full Publication]

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(2):179-189. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2010.02.006 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J. M., A. M. Ramey, P. L. Flint, A. V. Koehler, 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. doi:10.1111/j.1752-4571.2009.00071.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Nielsen, J. L., C. E. Zimmerman, A. M. Ramey, S. L. Graziano, and V. R. 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 submitted to MMS OCS Program, 51 p. [Details]

Ramey, A. M. 2008. Graeme Harris and Nigel Milner (eds): Review of Sea Trout: Biology, Conservation, and Management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 18(4):443-444. doi:10.1007/s11160-007-9081-7 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ramey, A. M., S. L. Graziano, and J. L. Nielsen. 2008. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the Arctic cisco Coregonus autumnalis. Molecular Ecology Resources 8(2):357-359. doi:10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01955.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Nielsen, J. L., C. E. Zimmerman, S. L. Graziano, and A. M. 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 submitted to MMS OCS Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, AK, 39 p. [Details]

Ramey, A. M. and S. A. Hatch. 2005. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2005. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, 26 p. [Details]

Ramey, A. M. and S. A. Hatch. 2004. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2004. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, 24 p. [Details]

Ramey, A. M. and S. A. Hatch. 2004. Middleton Island, Alaska Seabird Project Annual Report 2003. USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, 24 p. [Details]

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