ABOUT THE ALASKA
USGS ALASKA DATA RESOURCES
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Title: Student Trainee (Biology)/Alaska Regional Safety Manager
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7177
Alt. Ph.: (907) 351-9413
Fax: (907) 786-7021
Education and/or Training
|Ph.D||Present||University of Alaska Fairbanks||Biology|
|M.S.||2006||Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas||Biology|
|B.S.||2004||Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas||Wildlife Biology|
Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests
Avian ecology and conservation. DOI and USGS safety program and emergency management.
|2006 - Present||Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage |
|2004 - 2006||Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Fort Hays State University, Kansas|
|2002 - 2004||Various biological technician and wildland firefighting positions with federal, state, and academic entities|
Professional Activities and/or Memberships
American Ornithologists' Union
Association of Field Ornithologists
Wilson Ornithological Society
Kansas Ornithological Society
Honors and/or Awards
2008, Star Award (2)
2007, Star Award
Significant Recent Publications
Sexson, M. G., D. M. Mulcahy, M. Spriggs, and G. E. Myers. 2014. Factors influencing immediate post-release survival of Spectacled Eiders following surgical implantation of transmitters with percutaneous antennae. Journal of Wildlife Management, In Press.
Cooper, L. W., M. G. Sexson, J. M. Grebmeier, R. Gradinger, C. W. Mordy, and J. R. Lovvorn. 2013. Linkages between sea-ice coverage, pelagic-benthic coupling, and the distribution of Spectacled Eiders: observations in March 2008, 2009 and 2010, northern Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanogrpahy, ISSN 0967-0645, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.03.009.
Sexson, M. G., and G. H. Farley. 2012. Snowy plover nest site selection in Kansas and effective management to counter negative effects of precipitation. J. Wildlife Management 76:1587-1596.
McCaffery, B. J., R. E. Gill, Jr., D. Melville, A. Riegen, P. Tomkovich, M. Dementyev, M. Sexson, R. Schuckard, and S. Lovibond. 2010. Variation in timing, behaviour, and plumage of spring migrant Bar-tailed Godwits on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Wader Study Group Bull. 117(3):179-185.
Websites of Interest
Sea Duck Research at the Alaska Science Center