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Christopher "Alex" Hartman

Dr. Alex Hartman is a Wildlife Biologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center at the Dixon Field Station. His interests and expertise are in waterbird ecology, wetlands, behavioral ecology, breeding biology, and the effects of contaminants on avian ecology and reproduction.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008
  • M.Sc., Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, 2003
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, 1997

 

Professional Experience:

  • Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Dixon Field Station, California (2013-present)
  • Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, UC Davis Field Station, California (2011-2013)
  • Shorebird Conservation Biologist, Audubon California, Sacramento, California (2009-2011)
  • Landbird Program Supervisor, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, Milpitas, California (2009)
  • Doctoral Research, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno (2003-2008)
  • Masters Research, Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno (2000-2003)

 

Publications:

2019

Hartman CA, JT Ackerman, MP Herzog, C Strong, and D Trachtenbarg. 2019. Social attraction used to establish Caspian tern nesting colonies in San Francisco Bay. Global Ecology and Conservation 20: e00757.

Hartman CA, JT Ackerman, and MP Herzog. 2019. Mercury exposure and altered parental nesting behavior in a wild songbird. Environmental Science & Technology 53:5396–5405.

Ackerman JT, CA Hartman, and MP Herzog. 2019. Mercury contamination in resident and migrant songbirds and potential effects on body condition. Environmental Pollution 246:797-810.

McDuie F, ML Casazza, CT Overton, MP Herzog, CA Hartman, SH Peterson, CL Feldheim, and JT Ackerman. 2019. GPS tracking data reveals daily spatio-temporal movement patterns of waterfowl. Movement Ecology 7:6.

Peterson SP, JT Ackerman, MP Herzog, CA Hartman, R Croston, CL Feldheim, and ML Casazza. 2019. Sitting ducklings: Timing of hatch, nest departure, and predation risk for dabbling duck broods. Ecology and Evolution 9:5490–5500.

2018

Croston R, CA Hartman, MP Herzog, ML Casazza, and JT Ackerman. 2018. A new approach to automated incubation recess detection using temperature loggers. Condor 120:739–750.

Peterson SH, JT Ackerman, CA Eagles-Smith, MP Herzog, and CA Hartman. 2018. Prey fish returned to Forster’s tern colonies suggest spatial and temporal differences in fish composition and availability. PLoS ONE 13(3):e0193430.

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