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:

Ware, L. L., B. T. Naumann, P. L. Wilson, S. A. Petrie, and M. L.Schummer. 2013. A lift-net method for capturing diving and sea ducks. Wildlife Society Bulletin online earlyDOI: 10.1002/wsb.324.

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.