Kyle Spragens

Biography

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Applied Ecology
  • Avian Ecology
  • Bioenergetics
  • Bird Capture and Handling
  • Community Ecology
  • Habitat Selection
  • Harvest Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Migratory Bird Ecology
  • Migration Ecology
  • Population Dynamics
  • Predator-prey Systems
  • Telemetry and Tracking Studies
  • Waterfowl Ecology

EDUCATION

  • M.Sc., Natural Resources (Wildlife), Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA  2010
  • B.Sc., Wildlife Management, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA  2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, California   May 2014 - present
  • Waterfowl Biologist, USFWS, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Bethel, Alaska                                                                                    June 2011 - May 2014
  • Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, California   June 2008 - June 2011

 

Publications

Takekawa, John Y.; Thorne, Karen M.; Buffington, Kevin J.; Spragens, Kyle A.; Swanson, Kathleen M.; Drexler, Judith Z.; Schoellhamer, David H.; Overton, Cory T.; Casazza, Michael L., 2013. Final report for sea-level rise response modeling for San Francisco Bay estuary tidal marshes. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1081, x, 161 p.

Newman, S. H.; Hill, N. J.; Spragens, K. A.; Janies, D.; Voronkin, I. O.; Prosser, D. J.; Yan, B.; Lei, F.; Batbayar, N.; Natsagdorj, T.; Bishop, C. M.; Butler, P. J.; Wikelski, M.; Balachandran, S.; Mundkur, T.; Douglas, D. C.; Takekawa, J. Y. , 2012. Eco-virological approach for assessing the role of wild birds in the spread of avian influenza H5N1 along the central Asian flyway. ,

Foxgrover, Amy C.; Finlayson, David P.; Jaffe, Bruce E.; Takekawa, John Y.; Thorne, Karen M.; Spragens, Kyle A., 2011. 2010 bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Corte Madera Bay, California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1217, iv, 19 p.; Appendix; Download of Metadata; Download of Data Folder [Link]