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Prof. Josh T. Ackerman

U.S. Geological Survey, USA


Email: jackerman@usgs.gov



2002 Ph.D., University of California, Ecology

1997 B.Sc., University of California, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology


Publications (Selected)

  1. Ackerman, JT, and CA Eagles-Smith. Agricultural wetlands as potential hotspots for mercury bioaccumulation: experimental evidence using caged fish. Environmental Science and Technology 44:1451-1457, 2010.
  2. Ackerman, JT, and CA Eagles-Smith. Accuracy of egg flotation throughout incubation to determine embryo age and incubation day in waterbird nests. Condor 112:438-446, 2010.
  3. Ackerman, JT, AK Miles, and CA Eagles-Smith. Invertebrate mercury bioaccumulation in permanent, seasonal, and flooded rice wetlands within California’s Central Valley. Science of the Total Environment 408:666-671, 2010.
  4. Demers, SA, JY Takekawa, JT Ackerman, N Warnock, and ND Athearn. Space use and habitat selection of migrant and resident American Avocets in San Francisco Bay. Condor 112:511-520, 2010.
  5. Herring, G, JT Ackerman, and CA Eagles-Smith. Embryo malposition as a potential mechanism for mercury-induced hatching failure in bird eggs. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29:1788-1794, 2010.
  6. Ackerman, JT, and CA Eagles-Smith. Integrating toxicity risk in bird eggs and chicks: using chick down feathers to estimate mercury concentrations in eggs. Environmental Science and Technology 43:2166-2172, 2009.
  7. Ackerman, JT, and CA Eagles-Smith. Selenium bioaccumulation and body condition in shorebirds and terns breeding in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:2134-2141, 2009.
  8. Ackerman, JT, JD Bluso, and JY Takekawa. Postfledging Forster’s tern movements, habitat selection, and colony attendance in San Francisco Bay. Condor 111:100-110, 2009.
  9. Eagles-Smith, CA, and JT Ackerman. Rapid changes in small fish mercury concentrations in estuarine wetlands: implications for wildlife risk and monitoring programs. Environmental Science and Technology 43:8658-8664, 2009.
  10. Eagles-Smith, CA, JT Ackerman, SEW De La Cruz, and JY Takekawa. Mercury bioaccumulation and risk to three waterbird foraging guilds is influenced by foraging ecology and breeding stage. Environmental Pollution 157:1993-2002, 2009.
  11. Eagles-Smith, CA, JT Ackerman, J Yee, and TL Adelsbach. Mercury demethylation in livers of four waterbird species: evidence for dose-response thresholds with liver total mercury. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:568-577, 2009.
  12. Ackerman, JT, CA Eagles-Smith, JY Takekawa, and SA Iverson. Survival of postfledging Forster’s terns in relation to mercury exposure in San Francisco Bay. Ecotoxicology 17:789-801, 2008.
  13. Ackerman, JT, CA Eagles-Smith, JY Takekawa, JD Bluso, and TL Adelsbach. Mercury concentrations in blood and feathers of pre-breeding Forster’s terns in relation to space use of San Francisco Bay habitats. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27:897-908, 2008.
  14. Ackerman, JT, JY Takekawa, CA Eagles-Smith, and SA Iverson. Mercury contamination and effects on survival of American avocet and black-necked stilt chicks in San Francisco Bay. Ecotoxicology 17:103-116, 2008.
  15. Ackerman, JT, CA Eagles-Smith, JY Takekawa, SA Demers, TL Adelsbach, JD Bluso, AK Miles, N Warnock, TH Suchanek, and SE Schwarzbach. Mercury concentrations and space use of pre-breeding American avocets and black-necked stilts in San Francisco Bay. Science of the Total Environment 384:452-466, 2008.