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Daniel J. Rizzolo
Title: Student Trainee
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 474-6602
Fax: (907) 474-6716
Education and/or Training
|Ph.D.||in progress||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Biological Sciences|
|M.S.||2004||Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR||Wildlife Science|
|B.A.||1996||Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH||Biology|
Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests
PhD Dissertation Research
My PhD research addresses the resource use of Pacific, red-throated, and Yellow-billed loons nesting on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. This study examines the non-breeding season distribution and marine habitat use of loons marked with satellite transmitters and geolocation tags. We are also examining diet composition, adult body condition, reproductive success, and chick growth of red-throated and Pacific loons nesting on the Chukchi Sea coast. This research will increase our understanding of the potential effects of resource development and climate change on these populations.
Avian population biology, nesting and wintering ecology, ecotoxicology.
|2009 - present||Student Trainee, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska|
|2004 - 2008||Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska|
|2001 - 2004||Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon|
|2000 - 2001||Biological Science Technician, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska|
|1998 - 2000||Field Grunt, various federal agencies|
Professional Activities and/or Memberships
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Ornithologists' Union
Cooper Ornithological Society
Pacific Seabird Group
Society for Conservation Biology
Honors and/or Awards
2001, 2006, 2007 USGS Star Award
2002, Student Travel Award, North American Sea Duck Conference and Workshop
Significant Recent Publications
Esler, D., K. A. Trust, B. E. Ballachey, S. A. Iverson, T. L. Lewis, D. J. Rizzolo, D. M. Mulcahy, A. K. Miles, B. R. Woodin, J. J. Stegeman, J. D. Henderson, and B. W. Wilson. 2010. Cytochrome P450 biomarker indication of oil exposure in Harlequin Ducks up to 20 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29:1138-1145.
Ruthrauff, D. R., J. N. Keller, and D. J. Rizzolo. 2009. Ecological factors regulating brood attendance patterns of the Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri. Ibis 151:523-534.
Nilsson, P. B., T. E. Hollmén, S. Atkinson, K. L. Mashburn, P. A. Tuomi, D. Esler, D. Mulcahy, and D. Rizzolo. 2008. Effects of ACTH, capture, and short term confinement on glucocorticoid concentrations in Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 149A:275-283.
Heard, D. J., D. M. Mulcahy, S. A. Iverson, D. J. Rizzolo, E. C. Greiner, J. Hall, H. Ip, and D. Esler. 2008. A blood survey of elements, viral antibodies, and hemoparasites in wintering Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) and Barrow's Goldeneyes (Bucephala islandica). Wildlife Diseases 44:486-493.
Rizzolo, D. J., and J. A. Schmutz. 2007. Egg flotation estimates nest age for Pacific and Red-throated loons. Waterbirds 30:207-213.
Esler, D., S. A. Iverson, D. J. Rizzolo. 2006. Genetic and demographic driteria for defining population units for conservation: The value of clear messages. Condor108(2):480-483.
Rizzolo, D. J., D. Esler, D. D. Roby, and R. L. Jarvis. 2005. Do wintering Harlequin Ducks forage nocturnally at high latitudes? Condor 107(1):173-177.
Iverson, S. A., D. Esler, and D. J. Rizzolo. 2004. Winter philopatry of Harlequin Ducks in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Condor 106(3):711-715.
Jodice, P. G. R., D. D. Roby, M. Antolos, D. E. Lyons, D. J. Rizzolo, S. K. Wright, C. Anderson, S. K. Anderson, S. K. Nelson, A. E. Gall, and L. Wennerberg. 2003. Book review: Biology of Marine Birds. Auk 120:240-245.