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Education and/or Training

M.S.2007University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MNWildlife Conservation
B.A.2002Northeastern University, Boston, MABiology and History

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Polar Bear ecology and conservation. Waterfowl population ecology.

Professional Experience

2008 - PresentWildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Websites of Interest


Total pubs: 16

Rode, K. D., R. R. Wilson, D. C. Douglas, V. L. Muhlenbruch, T. C. Atwood, E. V. Regehr, E. S. Richardson, N. W. Pilfold, A. E. Derocher, G. M. Durner, I. Stirling, S. C. Amstrup, M. St. Martin, A. M. Pagano, and K. S. Simac. 2018. Spring fasting behavior in a marine apex predator provides an index of ecosystem productivity. Global Change Biology 24(1):410-423. doi:10.1111/gcb.13933 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., G. M. Durner, K. D. Rode, T. C. Atwood, S. N. Atkinson, E. Peacock, D. P. Costa, M. A. Owen, and T. M. Williams. 2018. High-energy, high-fat lifestyle challenges an Arctic apex predator, the polar bear. Science 359(6375):568-572. doi:10.1126/science.aan8677 [Details] [Full Publication]

Sequeira, A. M. M., J. P. Rodríguez, V. M. Eguíluz, R. Harcourt, M. Hindell, D. W. Sims, C. M. Duarte, D. P. Costa, J. Fernández-Gracia, L. C. Ferreira, G. C. Hays, M. R. Heupel, M. G. Meekan, A. Aven, F. Bailleul, A. M. M. Baylis, M. L. Berumen, C. D. Braun, J. Burns, M. J. Caley, R. Campbell, R. H. Carmichael, E. Clua, L. D. Einoder, A. Friedlaender, M. E. Goebel, S. D. Goldsworthy, C. Guinet, J. Gunn, D. Hamer, N. Hammerschlag, M. Hammill, L. A. Hückstädt, N. E. Humphries, M-A. Lea, A. Lowther, A. Mackay, E. McHuron, J. McKenzie, L. McLeay, C. R. McMahon, K. Mengersen, M. M. C. Muelbert, A. M. Pagano, B. Page, N. Queiroz, P. W. Robinson, S. A. Shaffer, M. Shivji, G. B. Skomal, S. R. Thorrold, S. Villegas-Amtmann, M. Weise, R. Wells, B. Wetherbee, A. Wiebkin, B. Wienecke, and M. Thums. 2018. Convergence of marine megafauna movement patterns in coastal and open oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. doi:10.1073/pnas.1716137115 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., A. M. Carnahan, C. M. Robbins, M. A. Owen, T. Batson, A. Cutting, N. Nicassio-Hiskey, A. Hash, and T. M. Williams. 2018. Energetic costs of locomotion in bears: is plantigrade locomotion energetically economical?. Journal of Experimental Biology 221:jeb175372. doi:10.1242/jeb.175372 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ware, J. V., K. D. Rode, J. F. Bromaghin, D. C. Douglas, R. R. Wilson, E. V. Regehr, S. C. Amstrup, G. M. Durner, A. M. Pagano, J. W. Olson, C. T. Robbins, and H. T. Jansen. 2017. Habitat degradation affects the summer activity of polar bears. Oecologia 184(1):87-89. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3839-y [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., K. D. Rode, A. Cutting, M. A. Owen, S. Jensen, J. V. Ware, C. M. Robbins, G. M. Durner, T. C. Atwood, M. E. Obbard, K. R. Middel, G. W. Thiemann, and T. M. Williams. 2017. Using tri-axial accelerometers to identify wild polar bear behaviors. Endangered Species Research 32:19-33. doi:10.3354/esr00779 [Details] [Full Publication]

Wiig, Ø., E. W. Born, K. L. Laidre, R. Dietz, M. V. Jensen, G. M. Durner, A. M. Pagano, E. V. Regehr, M. St. Martin, S. N. Atkinson, and M. Dyck. 2017. Performance and retention of lightweight satellite radio tags applied to the ears of polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Animal Biotelemetry 5(9). doi:10.1186/s40317-017-0124-0 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., K. D. Rode, and S. N. Atkinson. 2017. Evaluating methods to assess the body condition of female polar bears. Ursus 28(2):171-181. doi:10.2192/URSU-D-16-00029.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Ware, J. V., K. D. Rode, A. M. Pagano, J. F. Bromaghin, C. T. Robbins, J. A. Erlenbach, and H. T. Jansen. 2015. Validation of mercury tip-switch and accelerometer activity sensors for identifying resting and active behavior in bears. Ursus 26(2):86-96. doi:10.2192/URSUS-D-14-00031.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., C. L. Amundson, M. R. Pieron, T. W. Arnold, and T. Kimmel. 2014. Using sightability-adjusted brood-pair ratios to estimate waterfowl productivity. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(3):566-573. doi:10.1002/wsb.422 [Details] [Full Publication]

Rode, K. D., A. M. Pagano, J. F. Bromaghin, T. C. Atwood, G. M. Durner, K. S. Simac, and S. C. Amstrup. 2014. Effects of capturing and collaring on polar bears: Findings from long-term research on the southern Beaufort population. Wildlife Research 41(4):311-322. doi:10.1071/WR13225 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., E. Peacock, and M. A. McKinney. 2013. Remote biopsy darting and marking of polar bears. Marine Mammal Science 30(1):169-183. doi:10.1111/mms.12029 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M., G. M. Durner, S. C. Amstrup, K. S. Simac, and G. S. York. 2012. Long-distance swimming by polar bears (Ursus maritimus) of the southern Beaufort Sea during years of extensive open water. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:663-676. doi:10.1139/z2012-033 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M. and T. W. Arnold. 2009. Estimating detection probabilities of waterfowl broods from ground-based surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(5):686-694. doi:10.2193/2007-524 [Details] [Full Publication]

Pagano, A. M. and T. W. Arnold. 2009. Detection probabilities for ground-based breeding waterfowl surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(3):392-398. doi:10.2193/2007-411 [Details] [Full Publication]

Arnold, T. W., A. M. Pagano, J. H. Devries, R. B. Emery, D. W. Howerter, and B. L. Joynt. 2008. Social indices of breeding productivity in parkland mallards. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):224-230. doi:10.2193/2007-035 [Details] [Full Publication]

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