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Brian Uher-Koch

Title: Wildlife Biologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7052
Fax: (907) 786-7021

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Education and/or Training

M.S.2013Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British ColumbiaWildlife Ecology
B.S.2009Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AlaskaEnvironmental Science

Professional Experience

2011 - PresentWildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2008 - 2010Biological Science Technician, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska


Total pubs: 14

Ramey, A. M., J. Hernandez, V. Tyrlöv, B. D. Uher-Koch, J. A. Schmutz, C. Atterby, J. Järhult, B. Olsen, and J. Bonnedahl. 2018. Antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in migratory birds inhabiting remote Alaska. EcoHealth 5(1):72-81. doi:10.1007/s10393-017-1302-5 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., J. C. Koch, K. W. Wright, and J. A. Schmutz. 2018. Comparative nest survival of three sympatric loon species breeding in the Arctic. Journal of Avian Biology. doi:10.1111/jav.01671 [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]

McCloskey, S. E., B. D. Uher-Koch, J. A. Schmutz, and T. F. Fondell. 2017. International migration patterns of Red-throated Loons (Gavia stellata) from four breeding populations in Alaska. PLoS One 13(1):e0189954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189954 [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]

Uher-Koch, B. D., D. J. Rizzolo, K. G. Wright, and J. A. Schmutz. 2016. A suspended dive-net technique for catching territorial divers. Ringing and Migration 31(1):19-22. doi:10.1080/03078698.2016.1190615 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., J. A. Schmutz, and K. G. Wright. 2015. Nest visits and capture events affect breeding success of Yellow-billed and Pacific Loons. Condor 117(1):121-129. doi:10.1650/CONDOR-14-102.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Haynes, T. B., J. A. Schmutz, M. S. Lindberg, K. G. Wright, B. D. Uher-Koch, and A. E. Rosenberger. 2014. Occupancy of Yellow-billed and Pacific loons: Evidence for interspecific competition and habitat mediated co-occurrence. Journal of Avian Biology 45(3):296-304. doi:10.1111/jav.00394 [Details] [Full Publication]

Evers, D. C., J. A. Schmutz, N. Basu, C. R. DeSorbo, J. S. Fair, C. E. Gray, J. Paruk, M. Perkins, K. Regan, B. D. Uher-Koch, and K. G. Wright. 2014. Historic and contemporary mercury exposure and potential risk to Yellow-billed Loons breeding in Alaska and Canada. Waterbirds 37(sp1):147-159. doi:10.1675/063.037.sp117 [Details] [Full Publication]

Schmutz, J. A., K. G. Wright, C. R. DeSorbo, J. S. Fair, D. C. Evers, B. D. Uher-Koch, and D. M. Mulcahy. 2014. Size and retention of breeding territories of yellow-billed loons in Alaska and Canada. Waterbirds 37(sp1):53-63. doi:10.1675/063.037.sp108 [Details] [Full Publication]

Maftei, M., S. E. Davis, B. D. Uher-Koch, C. Gesmundo, R. Suydam, and M. L. Mallory. 2014. Quantifying fall migration of Ross's gulls (Rhodostethia rosea) past Point Barrow, Alaska. Polar Biology 37(11):1705-1710. doi:10.1007/s00300-014-1552-4 [Details] [Full Publication]

Uher-Koch, B. D., J. A. Schmutz, M. E. Whalen, and J. M. Pearce. 2014. Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Ecology of loons in a changing Arctic. USGS Fact Sheet 2014–3093, 2 p. doi:10.3133/fs20143093 [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]

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]

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