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Jerry W. Hupp

Title: Research Wildlife Biologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7096
Fax: (907) 786-7021

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.1987Colorado State University, Fort Collins, COWildlife Biology
M.S.1980South Dakota State University, Brookings, SDWildlife and Fisheries Science
B.S.1977University of Missouri, Columbia, MOWildlife and Fisheries Management

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Migration ecology of arctic geese, goose foraging ecology and habitat use, impacts of goose herbivory on wetland productivity, ecology of coastal wetlands.

Professional Experience

1988 - PresentResearch Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1988Instructor, School of Natural Resources University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1982 - 1987Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1981Associate in Wildlife Biology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
1978 - 1980Graduate Research Assistant, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

The Wildlife Society
American Ornithologists' Union
Cooper Ornithological Society
Wilson Ornithological Society
Association of Field Ornithologists

Honors and/or Awards

Department of Interior, Superior Service Award, 2005
Edward’s Prize from the Wilson Ornithological Society for best major paper in the Wilson Bulletin during the previous year, 2001.

Websites of Interest

Goose Research
Changing Arctic Ecosystems - The Arctic Coastal Plain


Total pubs: 54

Hupp, J. W., D. H. Ward, D. X. Soto, and K. A. Hobson. 2018. Spring temperature, migration chronology, and nutrient allocation to eggs in three species of arctic‐nesting geese: Implications for resilience to climate warming. Global Change Biology Early View. doi:10.1111/gcb.14418 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., D. H. Ward, K. R. Hogrefe, J. G. Sedinger, P. D. Martin, A. Stickney, and T. Obritschkewitsch. 2017. Growth of black brant and snow goose goslings in northern Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(5):846-857. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21246 [Details] [Full Publication]

Leach, A. G., D. H. Ward, J. G. Sedinger, M. S. Lindberg, W. S. Boyd, J. W. Hupp, and R. J. Ritchie. 2017. Declining survival of black brant from subarctic and arctic breeding areas. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(7):1210-1218. doi:10.1002/jwmg.21284 [Details] [Full Publication]

Lewis, T. L., D. Esler, B. D. Uher-Koch, R. D. Dickson, E. M. Anderson, J. R. Evenson, J. W. Hupp, and P. L. Flint. 2017. Attaching transmitters to waterbirds using one versus two subcutaneous anchors: retention and survival trade-offs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(4):691-700. doi:10.1002/wsb.833 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hogrefe, K. R., V. P. Patil, D. R. Ruthrauff, B. W. Meixell, M. E. Budde, J. W. Hupp, and D. H. Ward. 2017. Normalized difference vegetation index as an estimator for abundance and quality of avian herbivore forage in arctic Alaska. Remote Sensing 9(12):1234. doi:10.3390/rs9121234 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ward, D. H., J. Helmericks, J. W. Hupp, L. McManus, M. E. Budde, D. C. Douglas, and K. D. Tape. 2016. Multi-decadal trends in spring arrival of avian migrants to the central Arctic coast of Alaska: effects of environmental and ecological factors. Journal of Avian Biology 47(2):197-207. doi:10.1111/jav.00774 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., D. Esler, S. A. Iverson, D. H. Ward, S. Boyd, M. Kirk, T. L. Lewis, C. S. VanStratt, K. M. Brodhead, J. W. Hupp, and J. A. Schmutz. 2016. Interacting effects of latitude, mass, age, and sex on winter survival of Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata): implications for differential migration. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94(3):233-241. doi:10.1139/cjz-2015-0107 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., S. Kharitonov, N. M. Yamaguchi, K. Ozaki, P. L. Flint, J. M. Pearce, K. Tokita, T. Shimada, and H. Higuchi. 2015. Evidence that dorsally mounted satellite transmitters affect migration chronology of Northern Pintails. Journal of Ornithology 156(4):977-989. doi:10.1007/s10336-015-1218-1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., D. H. Ward, M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2015. Changing Arctic ecosystems—What is causing the rapid increase of Snow Geese in northern Alaska?. USGS Fact Sheet 2015-3062, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20153062 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., M. Brubaker, K. Wilkinson, and J. Williamson. 2015. How are your berries? Perspectives of Alaska's environmental managers on trends in wild berry abundance. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 74:28704. doi:10.3402/ijch.v74.28704 [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]

Tape, K. D., J. M. Pearce, D. Walworth, B. W. Meixell, T. F. Fondell, D. D. Gustine, P. L. Flint, J. W. Hupp, J. A. Schmutz, and D. H. Ward. 2014. Historical and contemporary imagery to assess ecosystem change on the Arctic coastal plain of northern Alaska (ver. 1.1, June 2015). USGS Open-File Report 2014-1140, 22 p. doi:10.3133/ofr20141140 [Details] [Full Publication]

Shimada, T., N. M. Yamaguchi, N. Hijikata, E. N. Hiraoka, J. W. Hupp, P. L. Flint, K. Tokita, G. Fujita, K. Uchida, F. Sato, M. Kurechi, J. M. Pearce, A. M. Ramey, and H. Higuchi. 2014. Satellite tracking of the migration of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus wintering in Japan. Ornithological Science 13(2):67-75. doi:10.2326/osj.13.67 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., D. Esler, R. D. Dickson, J. W. Hupp, J. R. Evenson, E. M. Anderson, J. Barrett, and J. A. Schmutz. 2014. Survival of Surf Scoters and White-Winged Scoters during remigial molt. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(7):1189-1196. doi:10.1002/jwmg.774 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., D. E. Safine, and R. M. Nielson. 2013. Response of Cackling Geese to spatial and temporal variation in production of crowberries on the Alaska Peninsula. Polar Biology 36(9):1243-1255. doi:10.1007/s00300-013-1343-3 [Details] [Full Publication]

Dickson, R. D., D. Esler, J. W. Hupp, E. M. Anderson, J. R. Evenson, and J. Barrett. 2012. Phenology and duration of remigial moult in Surf Scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) and White-winged Scoters (Melanitta fusca) on the Pacific coast of North America. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90(8):932-944. doi:10.1139/z2012-061 [Details] [Full Publication]

Yamaguchi, N. M., J. W. Hupp, P. L. Flint, J. M. Pearce, Y. Shigeta, T. Shimada, E. N. Hiraoka, and H. Higuchi. 2012. Habitat use and movement patterns of Northern Pintails during spring migration in northern Japan: the importance of agricultural lands. Journal of Field Ornithology 83(2):141-153. doi:10.1111/j.1557-9263.2012.00364.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Anderson, E. M., D. Esler, W. S. Boyd, J. R. Evenson, D. R. Nysewander, D. H. Ward, R. D. Dickson, B. D. Uher-Koch, C. S. VanStratt, and J. W. Hupp. 2012. Predation rates, timing, and predator composition for scoters (Melanitta spp.) in marine habitats. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90(1):42-50. doi:10.1139/z11-110 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pearce, J. M., A. R. DeGange, P. L. Flint, T. F. Fondell, D. D. Gustine, L. E. Holland-Bartels, A. G. Hope, J. W. Hupp, J. C. Koch, J. A. Schmutz, S. L. Talbot, D. H. Ward, and M. E. Whalen. 2012. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Measuring and forecasting the response of Alaska's terrestrial ecosystem to a warming climate. USGS Fact Sheet 2012-3144, 4 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., N. M. 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]

Yamaguchi, N. M., J. W. Hupp, H. Higuchi, P. L. Flint, and J. M. Pearce. 2010. Satellite-tracking of Northern Pintail Anas acuta during outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in Japan: Implications for virus spread. Ibis 152:262-271. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., J. I. Hodges, Jr., B. P. Conant, B. W. Meixell, and D. J. Groves. 2010. Winter distribution, movements,and annual survival of radiomarked Vancouver Canada geese in Southeast Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(2):274-284. doi:10.2193/2009-057 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., J. A. Schmutz, and C. R. Ely. 2008. The annual migration cycle of Emperor Geese in western Alaska. Arctic 61:23-34. [Details]

Hupp, J. W., J. A. Schmutz, and C. R. Ely. 2008. Seasonal survival of radiomarked Emperor Geese in western Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(7):1584-1595. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., J. A. Schmutz, C. R. Ely, E. E. Syroechkovskiy, Jr., A. V. Kondratyev, W. D. Eldridge, and E. Lappo. 2007. The moult migration of emperor geese Chen canagica between Alaska and Russia. Journal of Avian Biology 38:462-470. doi:10.1111/j.0908-8857.2007.03969.x [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., J. M. Pearce, D. M. Mulcahy, and D. A. Miller. 2006. Effects of abdominally implanted radiotransmitters with percutaneous antennas on migration, reproduction and survival of Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(3):812-822. doi:10.2193/0022-541X(2006)70[812:EOAIRW]2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., J. A. Schmutz, and C. R. Ely. 2006. The prelaying interval of emperor geese on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska. Condor 108(4):912-924. doi:10.1650/0010-5422(2006)108[912:TPIOEG]2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ely, C. R., K. S. Bollinger, J. W. Hupp, D. V. Derksen, J. Terenzi, J. Y. Takekawa, D. L. Orthmeyer, T. C. Rothe, M. J. Petrula, and D. R. Yparraguirre. 2006. Traversing a boreal forest landscape: Summer movements of Tule Greater White-fronted Geese. Waterbirds 29:43-55. doi:10.1675/1524-4695(2006)29[43:TABFLS]2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., G. A. Ruhl, J. M. Pearce, D. M. Mulcahy, and M. A. Tomeo. 2003. Effects of abdominally-implanted radio transmitters with percutaneous antennas on behaviors of Canada Geese. Journal of Field Ornithology 74(3):250-256. doi:10.1002/jwmg.220 [Details] [Full Publication]

Zacheis, A. B., R. W. Ruess, and J. W. Hupp. 2002. Nitrogen dynamics of an Alaska salt marsh following spring use by geese. Oecologia 130:600-608. [Details]

Zacheis, A. B., J. W. Hupp, and R. W. Ruess. 2002. Response of a subarctic salt marsh plant community to grubbing and grazing by captive lesser snow geese. Ecoscience 9:320-331. [Details]

Hupp, J. W., D. G. Robertson, and A. W. Brackney. 2002. Snow Geese. Pages 71-74 in D. C. Douglas, P. E. Reynolds, and E. B. Rhode, (eds.). Arctic coastal plain terrestrial wildlife research summaries. USGS Biological Science Report USGS/BRD/BSR-2002-0001 [Details] [Full Publication]

Zacheis, A. B., J. W. Hupp, and R. W. Ruess. 2001. Effects of migratory geese on plant communities of an Alaskan salt marsh. Journal of Ecology 89:57-71. [Details]

Hupp, J. W., A. B. Zacheis, R. M. Anthony, D. G. Robertson, W. P. Erickson, and K. C. Palacios. 2001. Snow cover and snow goose (Anser caerulescens caerulescens) distribution during spring migration. Wildlife Biology 7(2):65-76. [Details] [Full Publication]

Young, J. R., C. E. Braun, S. J. Oyler-McCance, J. W. Hupp, and T. W. Quinn. 2000. A new species of sage-grouse (Phasianidae: Centrocercus) from southwestern Colorado. Wilson Bulletin 112(4):445-453. doi:10.1676/0043-5643(2000)112[0445:ANSOSG]2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., D. G. Robertson, and J. A. Schmutz. 2000. Recovery of tall cotton-grass following real and simulated feeding by snow geese. Ecography 23(3):367-373. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W. and D. G. Robertson. 1998. Forage site selection by lesser snow geese during autumn staging on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife Monographs 138:1-40. [Details] [Full Publication]

Robertson, D. G., A. W. Brackney, M. A. Spindler, and J. W. Hupp. 1997. Distribution of autumn-staging lesser snow geese on the northeast coastal plain of Alaska. Journal of Field Ornithology 68(1):124-134. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., R. G. White, J. S. Sedinger, and D. G. Robertson. 1996. Forage digestibility and intake by lesser snow geese: effects of dominance and resource heterogeneity. Oecologia 108:232-240. doi:10.1007/BF00334646 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sedinger, J. G., R. G. White, and J. W. Hupp. 1995. Metabolizability and partitioning of energy and protein in green plants by lesser snow geese. Condor 97:116-121. doi:10.2307/1368989 [Details] [Full Publication]

Young, J. R., J. W. Hupp, J. W. Bradbury, and C. E. Braun. 1994. Phenotypic divergence of secondary sexual traits among sage grouse populations. Animal Behaviour 47:1353-1362. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W., R. A. Stehn, C. R. Ely, and D. V. Derksen. 1994. Arctic nesting geese: Alaskan populations. Pages 16-20 in E. T. LaRoe III, G. S. Farris, C. E. Puckett and P. D. Doran, (eds.). Our Living Resources 1994: A report to the nation on the distribution, abundance and health of U.S. plants, animals and ecosystems. US Deptartment of Interior, National Biological Service [Details]

Brackney, A. W. and J. W. Hupp. 1993. Autumn diet of lesser snow geese staging in northeastern Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 57:55-61. doi:10.2307/3809000 [Details] [Full Publication]

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1991. Geographic variation among sage grouse in Colorado. Wilson Bulletin 103:255-261. [Details]

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1989. Topographic distribution of sage grouse foraging in winter. Journal of Wildlife Management 53:823-829. [Details]

Hupp, J. W. and C. E. Braun. 1989. Endogenous reserves of adult male sage grouse during courtship. Condor 91:266-271. [Details]

Hupp, J. W., J. T. Ratti, and L. M. Smith. 1988. Gray partridge foraging ecology in eastern South Dakota. Great Basin Naturalist 48:202-205. [Details]

Rexstad, E. A., D. D. Miller, C. J. Flather, E. M. Anderson, J. W. Hupp, and D. R. Anderson. 1988. Questionable multivariate statistical inference in wildlife habitat studies. Journal of Wildlife Management 52:794-798. [Details]

Hupp, J. W. and J. T. Ratti. 1983. A test of radio telemetry triangulation accuracy in heterogeneous environments. Pages 31-46 in Proceedings: International Conference on Wildlife Biotelemetry 4 [Details]

Ratti, J. T., L. M. Smith, J. W. Hupp, and J. L. Laake. 1983. Line transect estimates of density and the winter mortality of gray partridge. Journal of Wildlife Management 47:1088-1096. [Details]

Smith, L. M., J. W. Hupp, and J. T. Ratti. 1982. Habitat use and home range of gray partridge in eastern South Dakota. Journal of Wildlife Management 46:580-587. [Details]

Smith, L. M., J. W. Hupp, and J. T. Ratti. 1981. Gray partridge trapping techniques. Journal of Field Ornithology 52:63-65. [Details]

Smith, L. M., J. W. Hupp, and J. T. Ratti. 1980. Reducing abandonment of nest-trapped gray partridge with methoxyflurane. Journal of Wildlife Management 44:690-691. [Details]

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