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John D. Eisemann

John D. Eisemann

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Contact Information

Title: Technology Transfer Program Manager

Address: USDA/APHIS/WS/NWRC

4101 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, 80521

Telephone: 970-266-6158

Fax: 970-266-6157

E-mail: John.D.Eisemann@aphis.usda.gov

 

NWRC Program: NWRC Technology Transfer Program

 

Education

M.S. University of Maryland, Environmental Science, "Stormwater treatment ponds as nesting habitat for urban birds"

B.S. Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology

 

International Experience

  • Republic of the Philippines, US Peace Corps
  • Netherlands, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Development of internationally harmonized pesticide risk assessment guidelines
  • Canada, Development of pesticide risk assessment techniques
  • U.S. Virgin Islands, Rodent eradication on islands for conservation purposes
  • American Samoa, Development of a myna eradication project
  • Guam, Development of brown-treesnake management techinques
  • Australia, Development of management tools for feral swine and rodent 


Product Development and Technology Transfer

  • Contraceptive vaccine for managing prairie dogs, horses and other wildlife species
  • Vaccine development for managing plague in prairie dogs
  • Development of sodium nitrite for managing feral swine in the US and Australia
  • Development of avian repellents for agricultural applications
  • Development of rodenticide applications for eradicating invasive rodents from islands

Introduction
John D. Eisemann is the NWRC Technology Transfer Program Manager at the USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (WS), National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. As Program Manager, Mr. Eisemann is responsible for all WS technology transfer activities including the development of confidentiality and material transfer agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, and the preparation of invention disclosures and patent applications on behalf of WS scientists and operational employees. Other technology transfer activities include providing training to WS employees on the importance of protecting intellectual property and mechanisms of providing that protection and identifying licensing partners for the transfer of WS intellectual property to outside entities.
In addition, Mr. Eisemann supervises the NWRC Product Registration and Quality Assurance activities. These units are responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance of all Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) vertebrate pesticide and animal drug registrations projects, maintaining the NWRC Quality Assurance program in relation to research protocols and complying with Good Laboratory Practices for agency required studies. Other projects John has worked on include the development of contraceptive vaccines and chemicals, eradication of rodents on islands for conservation purposes, the development of disease vaccines to manage zoonotic diseases in wildlife populations, and the registration of toxicants and repellents to meet Wildlife Services diverse operation needs. John works closely with Wildlife Services Operations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics to achieve these tasks. Previously, John worked with the U.S. EPA conducting ecological risk assessment of agricultural pesticides, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service developing biomarkers in wildlife for exposure to environmental contaminants.

Publications
2018
Eisemann, J.D., P.M. Fisher, A. Buckle, and S. Humphrys. 2018. An international perspective on the regulation of rodenticides. pgs. 287-318. In: N.W. van den Brink, J.E. Elliott, R.F. Shore and B.A. Rattner, editors. Emerging Topics in Ecotoxicology Principles, Approaches and Perspectives Volume 5 Anticoagulant Rodenticides and Wildlife. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 398 pp.

 
2016
Eisemann, J.D., R.S. Moulton, and G.W. Witmer. 2016. The use of forced gas rodent burrow fumigation systems and the potential risk to humans. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference 27:411-418.
O'Hare, J.R., E.W. Ruell, and J.D. Eisemann. 2016. The ground view of navigating FIFRA and the ESA: One pesticide registrant's perspective. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference 27:432-437. 
Ruell, E.W., D.M.. Gatewood, J.R. O'Hare, and J.D. Eisemann. 2016. A decision support tool for determining federal regulatory authority over products for vertebrate animals. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference 27:422-431.
2015
Evans, C.S., A.J. DeNicola, J.D. Eisemann, D.C. Eckery, and R.J. Warren.  2015. Administering Gona-Con™ to white-tailed deer via hand-injection versus syringe-dart. Human-Wildlife Interactions 9(2):265-272.
Pitt, W.C.,  A.R. Berentsen, A.B. Shiels, S.F. Volker, J.D. Eisemann, A. Wegmann,  and G. Howald.  2015. Non-target species mortality and themeasurement of brodifacoum rodenticide residues after a rat (Rattus rattus)eradication on Palmyra Atoll, tropical Pacific. Biological Conservation 185:36-46.  doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.01.008.
2014
Avery, M.L., and J.D. Eisemann. 2014. Invasive myna control in American Samoa. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:140-144.
 Foster, J.A., J.C. Martin, K.C. VerCauteren, G.E. Phillips, and J.D. Eisemann. 2014. Optimization of formulations for the lethal control of feral pigs. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate  Pest Conference 26:277-280. 


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