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Josh Ackerman

Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology
The U.S. Global Change Research Program
United States of America


 principal Investigator with USGS and an Associate in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at the University of California-Davis. His research expertise is in avian ecology and ecotoxicology, and his research program focuses on waterbird ecology, wetlands, avian reproduction, mercury bioaccumulation, and effects of contaminants on bird populations.Ph.D. 2002, Ecology, University of California-Davis, B.S. 1997 (Magna Cum Laude), Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California-Davis  

Research Interest

 Fish, and Conservation Biology, Wild life biology


  • 2017 Mikoni, NA, R Poppenga, JT Ackerman, J Foley, J Hazlehurst, G Purdin, L Aston, S Hargrave, K Jelks, and LA Tell. Trace element contamination in feather and tissue samples from Anna’s hummingbirds. Ecological Indicators 80:96-105.

  • 2017 Herring, G, CA Eagles-Smith, and JT Ackerman. Mercury exposure may influence fluctuating asymmetry in waterbirds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36:1599-1605.

  • 2017 Hartman, CA, JT Ackerman, MP Herzog, and CA Eagles-Smith. Season, molt, and body size influence mercury concentrations in grebes. Environmental Pollution 229:29-39.

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