Faculty and Staff

Michael Schummer

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Education:
Ph.D. Zoology, 2005, University of Western Ontario
M.S. Biology, 2001, Southeast Missouri State University
B.S. Forest Resources Management, 1998, SUNY-ESF

Area(s) of Specialty: Waterfowl ecology and management, avian ecology, ornithology, wildlife conservation and management, anthropogenic influences on wildlife habitat and populations, climate change-bird distribution patterns.  

Research Interests:
1. Influence of climatic variability on annual waterfowl distributions
2. Effects of conservation and management activities on wildlife populations
3. Animal-plant interactions in seasonal, moist-soil wetlands
4. Impact of environmental contaminants on Great Lakes waterbirds
5. Behavioral response of waterfowl to disturbance
6. Human dimensions of waterfowl hunting

Recent Publications:

Fleming, K. S., R. M. Kaminski, M. LSchummer, K. D. Nelms, G. N. Ervin, and T. E. Teitjen. In Press. Species richness and density of wintering ducks on Wetlands Reserve Program easements inMississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Schummer, M. L., J. Cohen, R. M. Kaminski, C. L. Wax, and M. E. Brown. 2014. Atmosphericteleconnections and Eurasian snow cover as seasonal predictors of Mallard migration. WildfowlSpecial Issue (4):451 - 469.

Hagy, H.M., J.S. Straub, and M. L. Schummer. 2014. Effects of annual variation in waterfowl foodabundances and assessment scale on energetic carrying capacity models. Wildfowl Special Issue(4):436-450.

St. James, E. A., M. L. Schummer, R. M. Kaminski, E. J. Penny, and L. W. Burger. 2014Effect ofweekly hunting frequency on duck harvest in Mississippi. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management[Online Early] doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/012014-JFWM-009.

Notaro, M., D. Lorenz, C. Hoving, and M. L. Schummer. 201421st Century projections of snowfalland winter severity across central-eastern North America. Journal of Climate 27:6526-6550.

Ware, L. L., B. T. Naumann, P. L. Wilson, S. A. Petrie, and M. L. Schummer. 2013. A lift-net methodfor capturing diving and sea ducks. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:877-880.

Brady, C., S. A. Petrie, M. L. Schummer, S.S. Badzinski, N. Belzile, and Y-W. Chen. 2013. Effects of dietary selenium on the health and survival of captive wintering lesser scaup. Environmental Pollution 175:8-15. 3.     

St. James, E. A., M. L. Schummer, R. M. Kaminski, E. J. Penny, and L. W. Burger.  2013. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundances on Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:144-150. 4.     

Callicutt, J. T., R. M. Kaminski, R. Shmulsky, M. L. Schummer, and J. P. Lestrade.  2013. Acoustical comparison between decrescendo calls of female mallards and mimicry by humans using artificial duck calls.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:101-106.

Schummer, M. L., J. Palframan, E. McNaughton, T. Barney, and S. A. Petrie. 2012. Comparisons of bird, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and plant communities among dredged ponds and natural wetland habitats at Long Point, Lake Erie, Ontario. Wetlands 32:945-953. 

Fleming, K. S., R. M. Kaminski, T. E. Tietjen, M. L. Schummer, G. N. Ervin, and K. D. Nelms. 2012. Vegetative forage quality and moist-soil management on Wetlands Reserve Program lands in Mississippi. Wetlands 32:919-929.

Meyer, S. W., S. S. Badzinski, M. L. Schummer, and C. M. Sharp. 2012. Changes in summer abundance and distribution of mute swans along the lower Great Lakes of Ontario 1986 - 2011. Ontario Birds 30:48-63.

Ware, L. L., S. A. Petrie, R. C. Bailey, S. S. Badzinski, M. L. Schummer, Y-W. Chen, and N. Belzile. 2012. Effects of elevated selenium on body condition, oxidative stress, and organ health in greater scaup wintering on Lake Ontario. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:506-511.

Schummer, M. L., S. A. Petrie, R. C. Bailey, and S. S. Badzinski. 2012. Factors affecting lipid reserves and foraging activity of bufflehead, common goldeneye, and long-tail ducks during winter at Lake Ontario. Condor 114:62-74.

Schummer, M. L., S. A. Petrie, S. S. Badzinski, Y-W. Chen, and N. Belzile. 2012. Hepatic concentrations of inorganic contaminants and their relationships with nutrient reserves in autumn-migrant common loons at Lake Erie. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 62:704-713.

Badzinski, S. S., L. Kennedy, S. A. Petrie, and M. L. Schummer. 2011. Variation in body composition and digestive organs of tundra swans during migration at Long Point, Lake Erie, Ontario. Waterbirds 34:468-475.

Schummer, M. L., S. A. Petrie, S. S. Badzinski, M. Deming, Y-W. Chen, and N. Belzile. 2011. Elemental contaminants in livers of mute swans on Lakes Erie and St. Clair. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61:677-687.

Callicutt, J. T., H. M. Hagy, and M. L. Schummer. 2011. Studies of fall and winter food use by North American dabbling ducks (Anas spp.), 1900 - 2008. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:29-40.

Schummer, M. L., R. B. Allen, and G. Wang. 2011. Sizes and long-term trends of duck broods in Maine, 1955 - 2007. Northeastern Naturalist 18:73-86.

Schummer, M. L., I. Fife, S. A. Petrie, and S. S. Badzinski. 2011. Artifact ingestion in sea ducks wintering at northeastern Lake Ontario. Waterbirds 34:51-58.

Schummer, M. L., R. M. Kaminski, A. H. Raedeke, and D. A. Graber. 2010. Weather-related indices of autumn-winter dabbling duck abundance in middle North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:94-101.

Schummer, M. L., S. S. Badzinski, S. A. Petrie, Y-W. Chen, and N. Belzile. 2010. Selenium accumulation in sea ducks wintering at Lake Ontario. Archives of Environmental Contaminants and Toxicology 58:854-862.

Weegman, M. D., R. M. Kaminski, G. Wang, M. L. Schummer, A. W. Ezell, and T. D. Leininger. 2010. Sweep net sampling acorns in forested wetlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1931-1933.

Schummer, M. L., S. A. Petrie, and R. C. Bailey. 2008. Interaction between macroinvertebrate abundance and habitat use by diving ducks during winter on northeastern Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research 34:54-71.

Schummer, M. L., S. A. Petrie, and R. C. Bailey. 2008. Dietary overlap of sympatric diving ducks during winter on northeastern Lake Ontario. Auk 125:425-433.

Schummer, M. L., and W. R. Eddleman. 2003. Effects of disturbance on time-activity and energy budgets of migrating waterbirds in south-central Oklahoma. Journal of Wildlife Management 67:789-795.