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Dr. Paul Sievert

Paul Sievert

Education

  • Ph D University of Pennsylvania 1996
  • MS University of Wisconsin 1983
  • BS Iowa State University 1981

Biography

I received my B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University in 1981, my M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin in 1984, and my Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. I have been the Assistant Unit Leader for Wildlife at the Massachusetts Unit since 2000.

Professional Society Service

  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Member (January 2010 - December 2012)
  • Pacific Seabird Group - Member (January 2001 - December 2012)
  • Society for Conservation Biology - Member (January 2001 - December 2012)
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Research Publications

  • Kanda, L. L., T. K. Fuller, P. R. Sievert, and R. L. Kellogg. 2009. Seasonal source-sink dynamics at the edge of a species range. Ecology 90(6):1574-1585.
  • Arata, J.A., P.R. Sievert, and M.B. Naughton. 2009. Status assessment of Laysan and black-footed albatrosses, North Pacific Ocean, 1923-2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations report 2009 - 5131, 80 p.
  • Albanese, G. , P. D. Vickery, and P. R. Sievert. 2008. Microhabitat use by larvae and females of a rare barrens butterfly, frosted elfin (Callophrys irus). Journal of Insect Conservation 12(6): 603-615. (Publication date: Dec 2008)
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Applied Biostatistics for Natural Resources (2013)
  • Biostatistics Journal Club (2006)

Technical Publications

  • Willey, L., and P. R. Sievert. 2009. Ecology of eastern box turtles in the Connecticut River Valley, Massachusetts, 2005-2008. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 71 pp.
  • Jones, M. T., and P. R. Sievert. 2008. Distribution, status, and behavioral ecology of wood turtles in western Massachusetts: A four-year study. Final Report to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA, 47 pp.
  • Arata, J.A., P.R. Sievert, and M.B. Naughton. 2008. Status Assessment of Laysan and Black-footed Albatross Populations. U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Technical Publication (In Press).
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 10

Post Docs: 5

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 78

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute