Related Links - More information on Bird Strikes
Bird Strike Committee USA
FAA Airport Wildlife Hazard Mitigation
United States Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
United States Navy Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH)
M.S., George Mason University (2002), Biology
B.S., Biology. George Mason University (1999), Biology
A.S., Columbus State College (1985), Veterinary Technology
The main focus of Marcy's work is in avian species identification from microscopic and whole-feather characters. This specialized work in wildlife forensics is particularly important for aviation industry personnel that deal with civil and military birdstrikes. This feather identification service has led to collaborations with scientists in the fields of Aviation Safety, Wildlife Biology, Anthropology, and Law Enforcement. Marcy's current research is on the feather microstructure of the Ducks, Geese, and Swans.
Mociño-Deloya, Estrella, Setser, Kirk, Heacker, Marcy and Peurach, Suzanne 2014
. Diet of New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus
) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México. Journal of Herpetology
Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor Faridah, Heacker, Marcy A. and Whatton, James F. 2010
. Using Whatman FTA cards to collect DNA for bird-strike identifications. Human-Wildlife Interactions
, 5(2): 218-223.
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