Emily L Weiser

Biography

Emily Weiser is a Biologist with USGS at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (La Crosse, WI). Her work involves providing statistical support for monitoring and managing species of conservation concern. Emily is currently working on a collaborative effort with the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership to develop a continental-scale sampling strategy for monarch butterflies and the resources that sustain them. Previous work included collaborating with a large network of researchers to conduct demographic analyses for shorebirds in the Arctic, working closely with conservation managers to evaluate and improve genetic and demographic viability of forest birds in New Zealand, and assessing the effects of human activity on gulls and their prey.

 

Education

PhD, Zoology, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand); 2014
MSc, Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks; 2010
BA, Biology, Colby College (Maine, USA); 2004

 

Professional Experience

2016 - Present: Biologist, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, U.S. Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI
2014 - 2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
 

Publications

Weiser, EL, SC Brown, RB Lanctot, HR Gates, KF Abraham, RL Bentzen, J Bêty, ML Boldenow, RW Brook, TF Donnelly, WB English, SA Flemming, SE Franks, HG Gilchrist, M-A Giroux, A Johnson, S Kendall, LV Kennedy, L Koloski, E Kwon, J-F Lamarre, DB Lank, CJ Latty, N Lecomte, JR Liebezeit, L McKinnon, E Nol, J Perz, J Rausch, M Robards, ST Saalfeld, NR Senner, PA Smith, M Soloviev, D Solovyeva, DH Ward, PF Woodard, & BK Sandercock. 2018. Effects of environmental conditions on reproductive effort and nest success of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Ibis doi:10.1111/ibi.12571.

Weiser, EL, SC Brown, RB Lanctot, HR Gates, KF Abraham, RL Bentzen, J Bêty, ML Boldenow, RW Brook, TF Donnelly, WB English, SA Flemming, SE Franks, HG Gilchrist, M-A Giroux, A Johnson, LV Kennedy, L Koloski, E Kwon, J-F Lamarre, DB Lank, N Lecomte, JR Liebezeit, L McKinnon, E Nol, J Perz, J Rausch, M Robards, ST Saalfeld, NR Senner, PA Smith, M Soloviev, D Solovyeva, DH Ward, PF Woodard, & BK Sandercock. 2017. Life-history tradeoffs revealed by seasonal declines in reproductive traits of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. J Avian Biol. doi:10.1111/jav.01531.

Kwon, E, WB English, EL Weiser, SE Franks, DJ Hodkinson, DB Lank, & BK Sandercock. 2017. Delayed egg-laying and shortened incubation duration of Arctic-breeding shorebirds coincide with climate cooling. Ecology & Evolution 8:1339–1351.

Weiser, EL, RB Lanctot, SC Brown, R Bentzen, J Bêty, M Boldenow, W English, S Franks, R Gates, L Koloski, E Kwon, JF Lamarre, D Lank, J Liebezeit, L McKinnon, E Nol, J Rausch, S Saalfeld, NR Senner, D Ward, P Woodard, & BK Sandercock. 2018. Environmental and ecological conditions at Arctic breeding sites have limited effects on true survival rates of adult shorebirds. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 135:29-43.

Brown, S, C Gratto-Trevor, R Porter, EL Weiser, D Mizrahi, R Bentzen, M Boldenow, R Clay, S Freeman, MA Giroux, E Kwon, DB Lank, N Lecomte, J Liebezeit, V Loverti, J Rausch, BK Sandercock, S Schulte, P Smith, A Taylor, B Winn, S Yezerinac, & RB Lanctot. 2017. Migratory connectivity of Semipalmated Sandpipers and implications for conservation. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 199:207-224.

Weiser, EL, RB Lanctot, SC Brown, JA Alves, PF Battley, R Bentzen, J Bêty, MA Bishop, M Boldenow, L Bollache, B Casler, M Christie, JT Coleman, JR Conklin, WB English, HR Gates, O Gilg, MA Giroux, K Gosbell, C Hassell, J Helmericks, A Johnson, B Katrínardóttir, K Koivula, E Kwon, JF Lamarre, J Lang, DB Lank, N Lecomte, J Liebezeit, V Loverti, L McKinnon, C Minton, D Mizrahi, E Nol, VM Pakanen, J Perz, R Porter, J Rausch, J Reneerkens, N Rönkä, S Saalfeld, N Senner, B Sittler, PA Smith, K Sowl, A Taylor, DH Ward, S Yezerinac, & BK Sandercock. 2016. Effects of geolocators on hatching success, return rates, breeding movements, and change in body mass in 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Movement Ecology 4:art12.

Weiser, EL, ES Kennedy, CE Grueber, & IG Jamieson. 2015. Unexpected positive and negative effects of continuing inbreeding in one of the world’s most inbred wild animals. Evolution 70:154-166.

Weeks, AR, D Moro, R Thavornkanlapachai, HR Taylor, NE White, EL Weiser, & D Heinze. 2015. Conserving and enhancing genetic diversity in translocation programmes. In: DP Armstrong, MW Hayward, D Moro, & PJ Seddon, eds. Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

Weiser, E. 2013. A new tool for guiding reintroduction.  Southern Bird 54:13.  
    (Popular magazine published by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand)

Reynolds, MH, E Weiser, I Jamieson, & JS Hatfield. 2013. Demographic variation, reintroduction, and persistence of an island duck (Anas laysanensis). Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1094-1103.

Weiser, EL, CE Grueber, & IG Jamieson. 2013. Simulating retention of rare alleles in small populations to assess management options for species with different life histories. Conservation Biology 27:335-344.

Weiser, EL, CE Grueber, & IG Jamieson. 2012. AlleleRetain: A program to assess management options for conserving allelic diversity in small, isolated populations. Molecular Ecology Resources 12:1161-1167.

Weiser, E & HG Gilchrist. 2012. Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus), first revision. The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. 

Weiser, EL & AN Powell. 2011. Evaluating gull diets: a comparison of conventional methods and stable isotope analysis. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:297-310.

Weiser, EL & AN Powell. 2011. Reduction of garbage in the diet of nonbreeding Glaucous Gulls corresponding to a change in waste management.  Arctic 64:220-226.

Weiser, EL & AN Powell. 2010. Does garbage in the diet improve reproductive output of Glaucous Gulls? Condor 112:530-538.