Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Wildlife
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wisconsin Wildlife Technical Assistance Activities


Three neotropical birds: Magnolia warbler, Wilson's warbler, Canada warbler that were caught in a mist net for banding.

Unit scientists provide technical assistance to various state, federal, and international agencies and are members of various University committees.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Thompson, A. K., M. D. Samuel, and T. VanDeelen. 2005. Risk of CWD transmission associated with supplemental feeding and baiting of free-ranging white-tailed deer. Presentation at Wisconsin District 6 Conservation Congress Meeting, Babcock, Wisconsin, August 2005.
Thompson 2005-08-26
Statistical models of prevalence and transmission of CWD in the WDEZ. Wisconsin Interagency Health and Science Team, Madison, Wisconsin, May 2005.
Osnas 2005-05-23
Spatial, temporal, and demographic patterns of CWD transmission. WDNR Health and Science Team, Madison, Wisconsin, March 2005.
Samuel, Wasserberg 2005-03-28
Samuel, M. D. 2005. Chronic Wasting Disease in white-tailed deer in Wisconsin. Seminar sponsored by the Adelaide Zoological Society, Adelaide, Australia, July 2005.
Samuel 2005-07-19
Samuel, M. D. 2005. Avian malaria in native Hawaiian forest birds. Seminar sponsored by the Adelaide Zoological Society, Adelaide, Australia, July 2005.
Samuel 2005-07-17
Risk of CWD Transmission Associated with Supplemental Feeding and Baiting of Free-ranging White-tailed Deer. Wisconsin DNR CWD Research Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, March 2004.
Samuel 2004-03-01
Presentation of Deer removal and spatial patterns of CWD in south-central Wisconsin report. Wisconsin DNR CWD Research Meeting, Madison, WI.
Samuel 2004-03-01
Interspecies transmission of chornic wasting disease: Identification and testing of potentially affected species. Wisconsin DNR CWD Research Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, March 2004.
Samuel 2004-03-01
Demographic patterns of CWD prevalence in a high-density white-tailed deer population report. Wisconsin DNR CWD Research Meeting, Madison, WI, March 2004.
Samuel 2004-03-01
Blanchong, J. A., D. Heisey, M. D. Samuel and K. T. Scribner. Genetic variation in complement system genes and resistance to chronic wasting disease in free-ranging white-tailed deer. CWD Health and Science Planning Team, July 2005.
Samuel 2005-07-08
Blanchong, J. A. and M. D. Samuel. Spatial changes in chronic wasting disease prevalence patterns between 2002-2003. CWD Health and Science Planning Team, December 2004.
Samuel 2005-12-19
Avian malaria dynamics along an elevational gradiente in Hawaii: A model simulation. Meeting in infectious diseases at Emory University, May 2004.
Samuel 2004-05-01
Ahumada, J. A., M. D. Samuel, Duffy, D. C. and A. P. Dobson. 2005. Modeling the biocomplexity of avian disease in Hawaii. Poster. NSF Biocomplexity Awardee Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2005.
Samuel 2005-06-14
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Member, Wildlife Disease Working Group, The Wildlife Society Samuel 2007-07-01 2009-06-30
Representative, Department of Wildlife Ecology to the University of Wisconsin Conservation Health Consortium Samuel 2006-07-01 2009-06-30
Alternate Member, Academic Senate Samuel 2003-09-01 2005-08-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
U.S. Geological Survey Representative, Technical Committee, Arctic Goose Joint Venture Samuel 2004-04-01 Present
Member, Wisconsin DNR Technical Guidance Team for the Chronic Wasting Disease Public Advisory group Samuel 2006-07-01 2009-06-30
Member, Wisconsin DNR CWD Health and Science Advisory Team, CWD Research Collaboration and Review Committee, and CWD Research Committee Samuel 2005-07-01 2009-09-30
Member, WIsconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Ribic 2005-01-01 Present
Member, USDA-NC1024 Multi-state Research Committee on Domestic Surveillance, Diagnosis, and Therapy of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Samuel 2006-07-01 2009-06-30
Member, U.S. Geological Survey Technical Committee Representative, Arctic Goose Joint Venture Program Samuel 2007-10-01 2008-10-31
Member, Secretive Marshbird Monitoring Working Group, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative Ribic 2005-01-01 2009-12-31
Member, Scientific Program Committee, North American Arctic Goose Conference. Samuel 2004-04-01 Present
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee for PrioNet Canada Samuel 2005-10-01 2009-10-31
Member, International Scientific Panel to review the status of Chronic Wasting Disease in Canada and make recommendations for future Federal and Provencal programs. Samuel 2004-06-01 Present
Member, Committee to develop the USGS 5-year strategic plan on wildlife diseases. Samuel 2004-06-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Woodworth, B., C. T. Atkinson, M. D. Samuel, D. LaPointe, and J. A. Ahumada. 2005. Biocomplexity of introduced avian disease in Hawaii: threats to biodiversity of native forest ecosystems. USGS-Factshet. Samuel 2005-09-15
Wisconsin Public Television, tree-row removal project featured on "Here and Now" with Frederica Freyberg, July 2008. Ribic 2008-07-01
Wisconsin Endangered Birds, University of the Air, Wisconsin Public Radio featuring Kevin Ellison, 15 July 2007. Ribic 2007-07-15
TV show on Feeding and Baiting with Dave Carlson, Northland Adventures Program, October, 2006 Samuel 2006-10-15
TV Show on Feeding and Baiting with Dave Carlson, Northland Adventures program, October, 2006. Samuel 2006-10-20
Samuel, M.D. 2007. Chronic wasting disease in Wisconsin: Lessons learned. Invited presentation at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. 5 September 2007. Samuel 2007-09-05
Samuel, M.D. 2007. CWD Research. Wisconsin Coverts Project Workshop, 25 August, 2007. Samuel 2007-08-25
Samuel, M. D. 2005. Presentation on CWD spatial patterns to CAIDS groups. Spring Green, Wisconsin, September 2005. Samuel 2005-09-13
Samuel, M. D. 2004. White-tailed deer-state of the science of CWD research. Apatial and Temporal Epidemiology tools for Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management: A Technical Workshop. Park City, Utah, September 2004. Samuel 2004-09-01
Released in the July 1, 2003 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources News and Outdoor Report. Researches find CWD more prevalent in older bucks. Pages 29-30. Samuel 2003-07-01
Organizer for a symposium on Disease in Wildlife Populations: Challenges for science and management for The Wildlife Society 12th Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, September 2005. Samuel 2005-09-25
News Artilce, UW-Madison?s Antarctic Projects, Wisconsin State Journal, Section A7, 17 July 2007. Ribic 2007-07-17
News Article, Wildlife Specialists Hope Shorter Gun Season Will Help Curb CWD Spread, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, October, 2006. Samuel 2006-10-20
News Article, We're Losing Birds, Wisconsin State Journal, Section A1, 14 June 2007. Ribic 2007-06-14
News Article, Nest-wrecking cows caught on tape, Birder's World, Octoer 2006. Ribic 2006-10-10
News Article, Nest-wrecking cows caught on tape, Birder's World, October 2006. Ribic 2006-10-15
News Article, Nest-wrecking cows caught on tape, Birder's World, October 2006. Ribic 2006-10-10
News Article, Large-scale effort needed to save grassland birds, The Capital Times Outdoor section, 23 January 2008. Ribic 2008-01-23
News Article, Can biofuels rescue America's prairies?, New Scientist, 18 August 2007 Ribic 2007-08-18
Jennelle, C.S., M.D. Samuel, C. A. Nolden and E.A. Berkley. Scavenger Communities, deer carcass decomposition, and chronic wasting disease transmission risk. Interagency CWD Health and Science Team meeting, Madison, WI, May 19, 2008. Jennelle 2008-05-19
Grassland bird research featured on WDNR television production "Into the Outdoors" (children's show). Ribic 2001-02-02
Grassland bird research featured in Science. Ribic 2001-08-13
Grassland bird research featured in Mount Horeb Mail. Ribic 2001-07-19
Grassland bird research featured in Environmental News Service. Ribic 2001-08-02
Doe-to-doe contact is a key CWD transmission route. Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, December 2010, p. 29. Samuel
CWD One More Look. Wyoming Wildlife March 2011. Samuel
Article, Wasting in the Wild: Understanding the perplexing challenges of managing Chronic Wasting Disease. The Wildlife Professional, Summer 2007. Samuel 2007-06-15
Article, Study shows grassland birds down in numbers, The Capital Times Section 8B, 19 May 2005. Ellison 2005-05-19
Article, Breaking the Chain of Disease Transmission, USGS GeoHealth Newsletter, December, 2006. Samuel 2006-12-20
Article on Feeding and Baiting in the Wisconsin DNR ? Landowner newsletter, October, 2006. Samuel 2006-10-06
Antarctic research featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI. Ribic 2001-01-14
"life on the Ice: Perspectives on Adelie Penguin Biology", Friends of the Arboretum Luncheon Lecture Series, 22 February 2005, Madison, WI. Ribic 2005-02-22