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Matthew Sexson

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

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Education and/or Training

Ph.DPresentUniversity of Alaska FairbanksBiology
M.S.2006Fort Hays State University, Hays, KansasBiology
B.S.2004Baker University, Baldwin City, KansasWildlife Biology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Avian ecology and conservation. DOI and USGS safety program and emergency management.

Professional Experience

2006 - PresentWildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage
2004 - 2006Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Fort Hays State University, Kansas
2002 - 2004Various biological technician and wildland firefighting positions with federal, state, and academic entities

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

American Ornithologists' Union
Association of Field Ornithologists
Waterbird Society
Wilson Ornithological Society
Kansas Ornithological Society

Honors and/or Awards

2008, Star Award (2)
2007, Star Award

Websites of Interest

Sea Duck Research at the Alaska Science Center


Total pubs: 6

Sexson, M. G., M. R. Petersen, G. A. Breed, and A. N. Powell. 2016. Shifts in the distribution of molting Spectacled Eiders (Somateria fischeri) indicate ecosystem change in the Arctic. Condor 118(3):463-476. doi:10.1650/CONDOR-15-139.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Petersen, M. R., G. V. Byrd, S. A. Sonsthagen, and M. G. Sexson. 2015. Re-colonization by common eiders (Somateria mollissima) in the Aleutian Archipelago following removal of introduced arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus). Journal of Avian Biology 46(5):538-549. doi:10.1111/jav.00626 [Details] [Full Publication]

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 78(3):550-560. doi:10.1002/jwmg.690 [Details] [Full Publication]

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. Oceanography 94:31-43. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.03.009 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sexson, M. G. and G. H. Farley. 2012. Snowy Plover nest survival in Kansas and effective management to counter negative effects of precipitation. Journal of Wildlife Management 76(8):1587-1596. doi:10.1002/jwmg.405 [Details] [Full Publication]

McCaffery, B. J., R. E. Gill, Jr, D. S. Melville, A. C. Riegen, P. S. Tomkovich, M. N. Dementyev, M. G. 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 Bulletin 117:179-185. [Details]

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