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Matthew M. Smith

Title: Geneticist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7184
Fax: (907) 786-7021

Education and/or Training

M.S.2014University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AKWildlife Biology and Conservation
B.S.2011University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AKWildlife Biology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Wildlife diseases and population genetics

Professional Experience

2014 - PresentGeneticist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2012 - 2014Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
2012Biological Science Technician, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

The Wildlife Society


Total pubs: 7

Meixell, B. W., T. W. Arnold, M. S. Lindberg, M. M. Smith, J. A. Runstadler, and A. M. Ramey. 2016. Detection, prevalence, and transmission of avian hematozoa in waterfowl at the Arctic/sub-Arctic interface: co-infections, viral interactions, and sources of variation. Parasites and Vectors 9:390. doi:10.1186/s13071-016-1666-3 [Details] [Full Publication]

Gilbert, S. L., K. J. Sivy, C. B. Pozzanghera, A. J. Dubour, K. S. Overduijn, M. M. Smith, J. Zhou, J. M. Little, and L. R. Prugh. 2016. Socioeconomic benefits of large carnivore recolonization through reduced wildlife-vehicle collisions. Conservation Letters 10(4):431-439. doi:10.1111/conl.12280 [Details] [Full Publication]

Smith, M. M., C. R. Van Hemert, and R. Merizon. 2016. Haemosporidian parasite infections in grouse and ptarmigan: Prevalence and genetic diversity of blood parasites in resident Alaskan birds. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 5(3):229-239. doi:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2016.07.003 [Details] [Full Publication]

Smith, M. M., J. A. Schmutz, C. Apelgren, and A. M. Ramey. 2015. A real-time, quantitative PCR protocol for assessing the relative parasitemia of Leucocytozoon in waterfowl. Journal of Microbiological Methods 111:72-77. doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2015.01.027 [Details] [Full Publication]

Reeves, A. B., M. M. Smith, B. W. Meixell, J. P. Fleskes, and A. M. Ramey. 2015. Genetic diversity and host specificity varies across three genera of blood parasites in ducks of the Pacific Americas Flyway. PLoS One 10(2):e0116661. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116661 [Details] [Full Publication]

Smith, M. M. and A. M. Ramey. 2015. Prevalence and genetic diversity of haematozoa in South American waterfowl and evidence for intercontinental redistribution of parasites by migratory birds. International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4(1):22-28. doi:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.12.007 [Details] [Full Publication]

Natarajan, C., J. Projecto-Garcia, H. Moriyama, R. E. Weber, V. Muñoz-Fuentes, A. J. Green, C. Kopuchian, P. L. Tubaro, L. Alza, M. Bulgarella, M. M. Smith, R. E. Wilson, A. Fago, K. G. McCracken, and J. F. Storz. 2015. Convergent evolution of hemoglobin function in high-altitude Andean waterfowl involves parallelism at the molecular sequence level. PLoS One Genetics 11(12):e1005681. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005681 [Details] [Full Publication]

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