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Diann Prosser

Biologist

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Diann Prosser is a research wildlife ecologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. She received her B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (1995), M.S. in Ecology (1998) from the Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. (2012) from the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences interdisciplinary ecology program. She began working at Patuxent in 1999. Her background is in wetland ecology and ornithology and her research interests include using spatial modeling techniques to help answer questions related to wildlife and stressors such as climate change and disease.



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Cui, Peng; Hou, Yuansheng; Tang, Mingjie; Zhang, Haiting; Zuohua, Yuanchun; Yin, Zuohua; Li, Tianxian; Guo, Shan; Xing, Zhi; He, Yubang; Prosser, Diann J.; Newman, Scott H.; Takekawa, John Y.; Yan, Baoping ; Lei, Fumin, 2011. Movement patterns of Bar-headed Geese Anser indicus during breeding and post-breeding periods at Qinghai Lake, China. Springer , 10 p. [Link]

Cui, P.; Hou, Y.; Tang, M.; Zhang, H.; Zhou, Y.; Yin, Z.; Li, T.; Guo, S.; Xing, Z.; He, Y.; Prosser, D. J.; Newman, S. H.; Takekawa, J. Y.; Yan, B.; Lei, F. , 2011. Movement patterns of Bar-headed Geese Anser indicus during breeding and post-breeding periods at Qinghai Lake, China. Journal of Ornithology 152: 83-92. [Link]

Muzaffar, S.B.; Takekawa, J. Y.; Prosser, D.J.; Douglas, D.C.; Yan, B.; Xing, Z.; Hou, Y.; Palm, E.C.; Newman, S.H., 2008. Seasonal movements and migration of Pallas's Gulls Larus ichthyaetus from Qinghai Lake, China. Forktail, 100-107

James-Pirri, M.J.; Erwin, R.M.; Prosser, D.J., 2008. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Region 5) salt marsh study, 2001 to 2006: an assessment of hydrologic alterations on salt marsh ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast. USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and University of Rhode Island , ix, 413 pp [Link]

Erwin, R.M.; Cahoon, D.R.; Prosser, D.J.; Sanders, G.M.; Hensel, P., 2006. Surface elevation dynamics in vegetated Spartina marshes versus unvegetated tidal ponds along the mid-Atlantic coast, USA, with implications to waterbirds. Estuaries and Coasts, 96-106 [Link]

Erwin, R.M.; Sanders, G.M.; Prosser, D.J.; Cahoon, D.R., 2006. High tides and rising seas: potential effects on estuarine waterbirds. Cooper Ornithological Society Studies in Avian Biology , 339 pp [Link]

Erwin, R.M.; Sanders, G.M.; Prosser, D.J., 2004. Changes in lagoonal marsh morphology at selected northeastern Atlantic coast sites of significance to migratory waterbirds. Wetlands 24(4): 891-903 [Link]

Sanders, G.; Prosser, D.J.; Erwin, R.M., 2001. Sea level rise and salt marsh dynamics: Changes in Atlantic coastal waterbird habitats. NOAA Coastal Services Center NOAA/CSC/20114-CD. , NOAA Coastal Services Center, Charleston, SC

Erwin, R.M.; Prosser, D.J.; Sanders, G., 2000. Rising seas and sinking coastal marshes: Implications to Atlantic waterbirds. Memorial University of Newfoundland , 154 pp

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My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmenthabitats
Ecology and Environmentwetlands
Plants and Animalsmigratory species
Plants and Animalswildlife
Environmental Issueshealth and disease
Geographic Analysis and Mappingspatial analysis



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

The Role of Environment and Wildlife in Human Health

Climate Variability & Change

Avian Influenza, Climate Change, Spatial Modeling, and Migratory Bird Research

Projects:

Wild birds and emerging diseases: Modeling avian influenza transmission risk between domestic and wild birds in China

USGS - United Nations FAO studies on wild bird migration and highly pathogenic avian influenza

Pathogens in the Aquatic Environment - Waterfowl and Avian Influenza

Poplar Island - Restoration, Sea Level Rise, and Waterbirds in the Chesapeake Bay

Productivity of Species of Concern - Least Tern and Common Terns on Poplar Island Restoration Site

Shoreline changes and impacts to natural resources in the Chesapeake Bay

Evaluating the effects of open marsh water management on Region 5 refuges

Sea level rise, marsh inundation, and waterbird habitat implications


RESEARCH IN THE NEWS

USGS co-authored maps in Nature article, "Mapping the H7N9 Avian Flu Outbreaks" (see Martin et al. 2011 under Prosser publications), April 24, 2013  

“Understanding Global Avian Influenza Transmission Pathways Through Ecology: USGS Maps Possible Transmission Routes for Avian Influenza”, USGS Top Stories Science Pick, September 2011

"Do Wild Birds Play a Role in the Spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI H5N1)?”, GeoHealth Newsletter, Summer 2011

“Migrating Birds May Spread Deadly Virus”, Frontiers In Ecology Dispatches, May 2011

 

“New Research Suggests Wild Birds May Play a Role in the Spread of Bird Flu”, March 2011

 

“In China’s Backcountry, Tracking Lethal Bird Flu”, Science News, October 2010

 




 

 

 


Contact Information

Diann Prosser
BARC-EAST Bldg. 308, 10300 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
dprosser@usgs.gov
301-497-5914
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