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Mark Sogge

Regional Director, Pacific Region

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Mark Sogge is an Associate Regional Executive with the Pacific Southwest Area. In that role, he works closely with science leadership of the USGS Centers in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, and with partners at the local, state, and national level.  Mark also works on large-scale science issues such as Colorado River science, the U.S. - Mexico border, and uranium.  He is also responsible for facilitating data calls, carrying out major policy development, and program integration and coordination activities.  His past positions include acting Regional Executive, Chief of Staff for the former Western Region, acting Chief of the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, acting Deputy Regional Director, acting Program Coordinator for Wildlife, and Research Ecologist.  



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PRIMARY LITERATURE PUBLICATIONS

 

Sogge  M.K., E.H. Paxton, and C. van Riper III.  2013.  Tamarisk in Riparian Woodlands: A Bird’s Eye View. Pages 189-206 in A.Sher and M.F. Quigley, eds.  Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West.  Oxford University Press, New York, NY. [Invited Chapter]

Paxton, E.H., P. Unitt, M.K. Sogge, M.J. Whitfield, and P. Keim.  2011. Winter distribution of Willow Flycatcher subspecies.  Condor 113:608-618.

Paxton, E.H., T.C. Theimer, and M.K. Sogge. 2011.  Biocontrol of exotic tamarisk: potential demographic consequences for riparian birds in the southwestern United States.  Condor 113:255-265.  

Hatten, J.R, E.H. Paxton, and M.K. Sogge.  2010. Modeling the dynamic habitat and breeding population of Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Ecological Modelling 221:1674-1686.

 Paxton, E.H., M.K. Sogge, T.J. Koronkiewicz, M.A. McLeod, and T.C. Theimer. 2010. Geographic variation in the plumage coloration of willow flycatchers Empidonax traillii.  Journal of Avian Biology 41:128-138.

 

 Durst, S.L., T.C. Theimer, E.H. Paxton, and M.K. Sogge. 2008.  Age, habitat, and yearly variation in the diet of a generalist insectivore, the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Condor 110:514-525.

 

 Durst, S.L., T.C. Theimer, E.H. Paxton, and M.K. Sogge. 2008. Temporal variation in the arthropod community of desert riparian habitats with varying amounts of saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima). Journal of Arid Environments 72:1644-1653.

 

 Sogge, M.K., S.J. Sferra and E.H. Paxton. 2008.  Saltcedar as habitat for birds: implications to riparian restoration in the Southwest.  Restoration Ecology 16:146-154.

 

 van Riper, C. III and M.K. Sogge (eds).  2008.  The Colorado Plateau: Integrating research and resources management for effective conservation.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson.  393 pages.

 

 Sogge, M.K., T.J. Koronkiewicz, C. van Riper III and S.L. Durst.  2007.  Willow Flycatcher Nonbreeding Territory Defense Behavior in Costa Rica.  Condor 109:475-480.

 

Koronkiewicz, T.J., M.K. Sogge, C. van Riper III and E.H. Paxton. 2006. Territoriality, Site Fidelity, and Survivorship of Willow Flycatchers Wintering in Costa Rica. Condor 108:558-570.

 

Sogge, M.K., E.H. Paxton and A.A. Tudor. 2006. Saltcedar and Southwestern Willow Flycatchers: lessons from long-term studies in central Arizona. Pages 238 – 241 In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere. 2004 September 20-24; Denver, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 990 p.

 

Felley, D.L. and M.K. Sogge. 2005. Annotated species list of the birds of the Colorado River corridor in the Grand Canyon: 1993 – 1995.  Pages 192-219 in C. van Riper III and D. Mattson (eds),The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.  448 p.

 

Holmes, J., J., J. Spence and M.K. Sogge. 2005. Birds of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon: a Synthesis of Status, Trends, and Dam Operation Effects. Pages 123-138 in Glass, S.P., Lovich, J.E. and Melis, T.E. (eds). The state of the Colorado River Ecosystem. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 128, 220 p.

 

Koronkiewicz, T.J., E.H. Paxton and M.K. Sogge. 2005.  A technique for aluminum color-bands for avian research.  Journal of Field Ornithology 76:94-97.

 

Owen, J.C., M.K. Sogge and M.D. Kern.  2005.  Habitat and gender differences in the physiological condition of breeding Southwestern Willow Flycatchers.  Auk 122 (4):1261-1270.

 

Sogge, M.K., D.L. Felley and M. Wotawa. 2005. A quantitative model of avian community and habitat relationships along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.  Pages 161-192 in C. van Riper III and D. Mattson (eds),The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.  448 p.

 

van Riper, C. III and M.K. Sogge. 2004.  Bald Eagle abundance and relationship to prey base and human activity along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.  Pp. 163 – 185 in C. van Riper III and K. Cole (eds).  The Colorado Plateau: Cultural, Biological and Physical Research. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

 

Drost, C.A., E.H. Paxton, M.K. Sogge and M.J. Whitfield. 2003. Food habits of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher at the Kern River, California.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:96-103.

 

Kus, B.E. and M.K. Sogge.  2003.  Status and Distribution – Introduction. Studies in Avian Biology 26:3-4.

 

Lynn, J.C., T.J. Koronkiewicz, M.J. Whitfield and M.K. Sogge. 2003.  Willow Flycatcher Winter Habitat in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama; Characteristics and Threats.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:41-51.

 

Sferra, S.J., M.K. Sogge, M.J. Whitfield, and B.E. Kus.  2003. Management, Conservation, and Research Needs – Introduction.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:131-134.

 

Sogge, M.K., B.E. Kus, S.J. Sferra, and M.J. Whitfield. 2003.  Ecology and Conservation of the Willow Flycatcher.  Studies in Avian Biology 26.  Cooper Ornithological Society, Camarillo, CA.  210 pages.

 

Sogge, M.K., B.E. Kus, S.J. Sferra, and M.J. Whitfield.  2003.  Introduction.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:1-2.

 

Sogge, M.K., S.J. Sferra, T.D. McCarthey, S.O. Williams and B.E. Kus.  2003.  Distribution and characteristics of Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Breeding Sites and Territories.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:5-11.

 

Whitfield, M.J., M.K. Sogge, S.J. Sferra, and B.E. Kus.  2003.  Ecology and Behavior – Introduction.  Studies in Avian Biology 26:53-55.

 

Arcese, P., M.K. Sogge, A.B. Marr and M.A. Patten.  2002.  Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia). In The Birds of North America, No. 704 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.).  The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 

 

Paxton, E.H., M.K. Sogge, T.D. McCarthey, and P. Keim.  2002.  Nestling Sex Ratios in the Endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Condor 104(4):877-881.

 

Koronkiewicz, T.J. and M.K. Sogge. 2001.  Southwestern Willow Flycatchers Recaptured at Wintering Sites in Costa Rica. North American Bird Bander 26(4):161-162.

 

Sogge, M.K., J.C. Owen, E.H. Paxton, S.M. Langridge and T.J. Koronkiewicz.  2001.  A Targeted Mist Net Capture Technique for the Willow Flycatcher.  Western Birds 32:167-172.

 

Stevens, L.E., T.J. Ayers, J.B. Bennett, K. Christensen, M.J.C. Kearsley, V.J. Meretsky, A.M. Phillips III, R.A. Parnell, J. Spence, M.K. Sogge, A.E. Springer and D.L. Wegner.  2001.  Planned flooding and Colorado River riparian trade-offs downstream from Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona.   Ecological Applications 11:701-710.

 

Busch, J.D., M.P. Miller, E.H. Paxton, M.K. Sogge and P. Keim.  2000.  Genetic variation in the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Auk 117: 586-595.

 

Sogge, M.K.  2000. Breeding season ecology. Pages 57-70 in Status, Ecology, and Conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Finch, D.M. and S.H. Stoleson (eds). USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-60. 131 pp.

 

Sogge, M.K. and R.M. Marshall.  2000. A Survey of Current Breeding habitats. Pages 43-56 in Status, Ecology, and Conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Finch, D.M. and S.H. Stoleson (eds). USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-60. 131 pp

 

Stoleson, S.H., M.J. Whitfield and M.K. Sogge.  2000.  Demographic Characteristics and Population Modeling.  Pages 83-93 in Status, Ecology, and Conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Finch, D.M. and S.H. Stoleson (eds). USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-60. 131 pp

 

Whitfield, M.J. and M.K. Sogge.  1999.  Range-wide impacts of brown-headed cowbird parasitism on the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus).  1999.  Studies in Avian Biology 18:182-190.

 

Sogge, M.K.  1997.  Primary song by a juvenile willow flycatcher.  Journal of Field Ornithology 68:630-631.

 

Sogge, M.K., T.J. Tibbitts and J. Petterson. 1997.  Status and breeding ecology of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in the Grand Canyon.  Western Birds 28:142-157.

 

Felley, D.L. and M.K. Sogge. 1997.  Comparison of survey techniques for monitoring riparian birds along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.  in van Riper, C. III and E.T. Deshler, editors. Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks. October 1995.  National Park Service Transactions and Proceedings Series.

 

Sogge, M.K.  1995.  Southwestern Willow Flycatchers in the Grand Canyon. Pages 89-91 in LaRoe, E.T., G.S. Farris, C.E. Puckett, P.D. Doran, and M.J. Mac, eds. 1995. Our living resources: a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems.  U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, DC.  520 pp.

 

Drost, C.A. and M.K. Sogge.  1995.  Preliminary survey of Leopard Frogs in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  Pages 239-253 in van Riper, C. III, editor. Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  25-28 October 1993.  National Park Service Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-95/11.

 

Johnson, M.J. and M.K. Sogge.  1995.  Cowbird concentrations at livestock corrals in Grand Canyon National Park.  Pages 275-284 in van Riper, C. III, editor. Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  25-28 October 1993.  National Park Service Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-95/11.

 

van Riper, C. III, M.K. Sogge and T.J. Tibbitts.  1995.  Wintering Bald Eagles Along the Colorado River Corridor.  Pages 328-330 in LaRoe, E.T., G.S. Farris, C.E. Puckett, P.D. Doran, and M.J. Mac, eds. 1995. Our living resources: a report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems.  U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, DC.  520 pp.

 

Sogge, M.K., W. Gilbert and C. van Riper III.  1994.  Orange-crowned Warbler (Vermivora celata).  in The Birds of North America, No. 101 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.).  Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists' Union.  20 pp.

 

Kern, M.D., M.K. Sogge, R.B. Kern and C. van Riper III.  1993.  Nests and nest sites of San Miguel Island Song Sparrows.  Journal of Field Ornithology 64(3):367-381

 

Deshler, E.T., T.J. Stohlgren and M.K. Sogge.  1993. Evaluating baseline biological databases in National Park Units in Arizona.  Pages 234-246 in Rowlands, P.G., van Riper III, C. and M.K. Sogge (eds), Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-93/10.  U.S. Dept. Interior.  250 pp.

 

Rowlands, P.G., C. van Riper III and M.K. Sogge (eds). 1993.  Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks.  Transactions and Proceedings Series NPS/NRNAU/NRTP-93/10.  U.S. Dept. Interior.  250 pp.

 

van Riper, C. III, M.D. Kern and M.K. Sogge.  1993.  Changing nest placement of the Hawaiian Common Amakihi during the breeding season.  Wilson Bulletin 105(3):436-447.

 

Sogge, M.K., M.D. Kern, R. Kern and C. van Riper III.  1991.  Growth and development of thermoregulation in nestling San Miguel Island Song Sparrows.  Condor 93:773-776.

 

Kern, M.D., M.K. Sogge and C. van Riper III.  1990.  Water-vapor pressure in nests of the San Miguel Island Song Sparrow.  Condor 92:761-767.

 

Sogge, M.K., C. van Riper III and C. Drost.  1989.  Design Considerations for Monitoring Land Birds in Channel Islands National Park.  1989 Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 25:65-71.

 

England, A.S., M.K. Sogge and R. Woodward.  1989.  Initial  development of riparian and marsh vegetation on dredged material islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta,  California.  Proc. Calif. Riparian Systems Conference.  USDA Forest Service Technical Report PSW-110:473-475.

 

 

USGS, TECHNICAL and AGENCY REPORTS  (since 2000)

McNutt, M, R. Camilli, G. Guthrie, P. Hsieh, V. Labson, B. Lehr, D. Maclay, A. Ratzel, and M. Sogge. 2011. Assessment of Flow Rate Estimates for the Deepwater Horizon / Macondo Well Oil Spill. Flow Rate Technical Group report to the National Incident Command, Interagency Solutions Group, March 10, 2011.

 

Sogge, M.K., D. Ahlers, and S.J. Sferra. 2010.  A natural history summary and survey protocol for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods 2A-10.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/tm/tm2a10/.

 

Durst, S.L., M.K. Sogge, S.D. Stump, H,A, Walker, B.E. Kus, and S.J. Sferra.  2008. Southwestern willow flycatcher breeding sites and territory summary—2007.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1303;  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1303.

 

Paxton, E.H., M.K. Sogge, T.C. Theimer, J. Girard, and P. Keim. 2008. Using molecular genetic markers to resolve a subspecies boundary: the northern boundary of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in the four-corner states.  USGS Open File Report 2008-1117.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1117.

 

Johnson, M.J., S.L. Durst, C.M. Calvo, L. Stewart, M.K. Sogge, G. Bland and T. Arundel.  2008. Yellow-billed Cuckoo distribution, abundance, and habitat use along the Lower Colorado and tributaries, 2007 annual report.  USGS Open-File Report 2008-1177.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1177.

 

Durst, S.D., M.K. Sogge, H. English, S.O. Williams, B.E. Kus and S.J. Sferra. 2007.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2006.  USGS Open-File Report 2007-1391.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1391.

 

Paxton, E.H., M.K. Sogge, S.L. Durst, T.C. Theimer, and J. Hatten.  2007.  The Ecology of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in Central Arizona - a 10-year Synthesis Report.  USGS Open-File Report 2007-1381.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1381.

 

Johnson, M.J., J.A. Holmes, C. Calvo, I. Samuels, S. Krantz, and M.K. Sogge.  2007. Yellow-Billed Cuckoo distribution, abundance, and habitat use along the Lower Colorado and tributaries, 2006 annual report.  USGS Open-File Report 2007-1097.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1097.

 

Hatten, J.R. and M.K. Sogge.  2007.  Using a Remote Sensing/GIS Model to Predict Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Breeding Habitat along the Rio Grande, New Mexico.  USGS Open-File Report 2007-1207. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1207.

 

Durst, S.D., M.K. Sogge, H. English, S.O. Williams, B.E. Kus and S.J. Sferra. 2006.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2005.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Causey, C., S.L. Durst, P.J. Newell, M.G. Pollock, E.H. Paxton and M.K. Sogge. 2005.  Survivorship and Movements of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona – 2005.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix.

 

Durst, S.D., M.K. Sogge, H. English, S.O. Williams, B.E. Kus and S.J. Sferra. 2005.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2004.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Durst, S.D., M.K. Sogge, A. Smith, S.O. Williams, B.E. Kus and S.J. Sferra. 2005.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2003.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Paxton, E.H., C. Causey, T.J. Koronkiewicz, M.K. Sogge, M.J. Johnson, M.A. McLeod, P. Unitt, and Mary Whitfield.  2005.  Assessing variation of plumage coloration within the Willow Flycatcher: a preliminary analysis.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report.

 

Newell, P.J., C. Causey, M. Pollock, E.H. Paxton and M.K. Sogge. 2005.  Survivorship and Movements of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona – 2004.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix.

 

Paxton, E.H. and M.K. Sogge.  2005.  Range boundary of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in the four-corner states.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Sogge, M.K., M.J. Johnson and K. English. 2004.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher and Yellow-billed Cuckoo Surveys on Spur Land and Cattle Company Property, Camp Verde, AZ - 2004.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report.

 

Newell, P.J., E.H. Paxton and M.K. Sogge. 2003.  Survivorship and Movements of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona – 2003.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix.

 

Sogge, M.K., S.J. Sferra, P. Dockens, S.O. Williams and B.E. Kus. 2003.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2002.  USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

 

Koronkiewicz, T.J., S.N. Cardinal, E.H. Paxton and M.K. Sogge.  2002.  Survivorship and Movements of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers at Roosevelt Lake, Arizona – 2002. USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Colorado Plateau Research Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix.

 

Owen, J.C. and M.K. Sogge.  2002.  Physiological condition of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers breeding in native and exotic habitats.  Report to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

 

Sogge, M.K.  and S. Durst.  2002.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Rangewide Database – 2001.  USGS Colorado Plateau Field Station Report (and associated CD, data dictionary, and database output) to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix.

 

Sogge, M.K., S.J. Sferra, T. McCarthey, S.O. Williams and B.E. Kus. 2002.  Southwestern Willow Flycatcher breeding site and territory summary – 2001.  USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Colorado Plateau Field Station report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Recovery Team.

 

Drost, C.D., E.H. Paxton, M.K. Sogge and M.J. Whitfield. 2001. Food habits of the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  USGS Colorado Plateau Field Station report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake City. 33 pp.

 




                           

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Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Climate Variability & Change

Avian Ecology and Riparian Habitats

 

Mark's research interests have focused on threatened and endangered birds, ranging from San Miguel Island Song Sparrows to Bald Eagles.  Since 1990, his primary research has been on riparian species such as the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.  Over the last decade, he has been investigating bird use of saltcedar (tamarisk) - a widespread invasive plant.   Since 2008, Mark has shifted primarily into science management and leadership positions, but continues to publish on past research projects.


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