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John Takekawa

   Research Wildlife Biologist

John Takekawa
San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station
505 Azuar Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Phone: (707) 562-2000
Fax: (707) 562-3001
Email: john_takekawa@usgs.gov
John Takekawa
Bio

John Takekawa established the USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station in 1995 under the Western Ecological Research Center, co-located with the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. His research focuses on the wintering and migratory ecology of waterbirds through radio telemetry, and ecological processes in San Francisco Bay. His studies have focused on projects in the San Francisco Bay estuary, California wetlands, and Pacific Rim countries including Russia, Japan, and Mexico.
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Avian Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioenergetics
  • Bird capture and handling
  • Ecological implications of contaminants
  • Migratory bird biology
  • Ornithology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Species/Population management
  • Telemetry (radio and/or satellite)
  • Waterfowl Ecology

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1987
  • M.S., Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 1982
  • B.S., Forestry/Wildlife Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1979

PROFESSIONAL AND HONORARY SOCIETIES AND SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES
  • British Ornithological Union
  • National Estuaries Federation
  • The Wildlife Society (national, Western Section, and San Francisco Bay Chapter)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Research Wildlife Biologist / Station Chief, USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, S.F. Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA, Oct 1997-present
  • Research Wildlife Biologist / Station Chief, National Biological Service, Calif. Sci. Center, S.F. Bay Estuary Field Sta., Vallejo, CA, Aug 1995-Sep 1997
  • Wildlife Biologist (Research), National Biological Service, California Pacific Science Center, Dixon, CA, Jan 1995-Aug 1995
  • Wildlife Biologist (Research), National Biological Survey, California Pacific Science Center, Dixon, CA, Oct 1993-Dec 1994
  • Wildlife Biologist (Research), USFWS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Dixon, CA, Oct 1986-Oct 1993

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