Dr. Scott J. Werner is a Research Wildlife Biologist at the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. He earned a Ph.D. in Range Science (Animal Behavior) at Utah State University where he studied the behavior and thermal ecology of pocket gophers associated with impacts to forest production in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. After a postdoctoral appointment with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Dr. Werner served as the Project Leader at NWRC’s Field Station in Starkville, Mississippi, where he researched bird-aquaculture conflicts. He has been at the Fort Collins headquarters of NWRC since 2002.
Fernandez-Juricic, E.; P.E. Baumhardt, L.P. Tyrrell, A. Elmore, S.T. DeLiberto, and S.J. Werner. 2019. Vision in an abundant North American bird: The red-winged blackbird. The Auk 136(3):ukz039. doi: 10.1093/auk/ukz039
Werner, S.J., M. Gottlob, C.D. Dieter, and J.D. Stafford. 2019. Application strategy for an anthraquinone-based repellent and the protection of soybeans from Canada goose depredation. Human-Wildlife Interactions 13(2):308-316.
Baldwin, R.A., R. Meinerz, G.W. Witmer, and S.J. Werner. 2018. The elusive search for an effective repellent against voles: an assessment of anthraquinone for citrus crops. Journal of Pest Science 91:1107-1113. doi: 10.1007/s10340-018-0979-8
Carlson, J.C., R.S. Stahl, S.T. DeLiberto, J.J. Wagner, T.E. Engle, R.M. Engeman, C.S. Olson, J.W. Ellis, and S.J. Werner. 2018. Nutritional depletion of total mixed rations by European Starlings: Projected effects on dairy cow performance and potential intervention strategies to mitigate damage. Journal of Dairy Science 101(2):1777-1784. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12858
Carlson, J.C., R.S. Stahl, J.J. Wagner, T.E. Engle, S.T. DeLiberto, D.A. Reid, and S.J. Werner. 2018.Nutritional depletion of total mixed rations by red-winged blackbirds and projected impacts on dairy cow performance. Journal of Dairy Research 85(3): 273-276. doi: 10.1017/S0022029918000481
DeLiberto, S.T., H.E. McLean, and S.J. Werner. 2018. Efficacy of repellent-treated structural barriers for Richardson's ground squirrels (Urocitellus richardsonni (Sabine)) and house mice (Mus musculus L.). Applied Animal Behaviour Science 204:122-127. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2018.04.010
O'Daniels, S.T., D.C. Kesler, J.D. Mihail, E.B. Webb, and S.J. Werner. 2018. Visual cues for woodpeckers: light reflectance of decayed wood varies by decay fungus. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130(1):200-212. doi: 10.1676/16-171.1
Avery, M.L. and S.J. Werner. 2017. Frightening devices. In: G.M. Linz, M.L. Avery, and R.A. Dolbeer, editors. Ecology and management of blackbirds (Icteridae) in North America. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pgs. 159-174.
Carlson, J.C., R.S. Stahl, S.T. Deliberto, J.J. Wagner, T.E. Engle, R.M. Engeman, C.S. Olson, J.W. Ellis, and S.J. Werner. 2017. Nutritional depletion of total mixed rations by European starlings: Projected effects on dairy cow performance and potential intervention strategies to mitigate damage. Journal of Dairy Science 101:1777-1784. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12858
Mangan, A.M., L. Pejchar, and S.J. Werner. 2017. Bird use of organic apple orchards: Frugivory, pest control and implications for production. PLoS ONE 12(9):e0183405. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183405
O'Daniels, S.T., D.C. Kesler, J.D. Mihail, E.B. Webb, and S.J. Werner. 2017. Functional visual sensitivity to ultraviolet wavelengths in the Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), and its influence on foraging substrate selection. Physiology & Behavior 174:144-154. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.02.041
Werner, S.J. and M.L. Avery. 2017. Chemical Repellents. In: G.M. Linz, M.L. Avery, and R.A. Dolbeer, editors. Ecology and management of blackbirds (Icteridae) in North America. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pgs. 135-158.
DeLiberto, S.T. and S.J. Werner. 2016. Review of anthraquinone applications for pest management and agricultural crop protection. Pest Management Science 72:1813-1825. doi:10.1002/ps.4330
Schillinger, W.F. and S.J. Werner. 2016. Horned lark damage to pre-emerged canola seedlings. Industrial Crops and Products 89:465-467. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.05.045
Werner,S.J., K.A. Hobson, S.L. Van Wilgenburg and J.W. Fischer. Multi-isotpic (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N) tracing of molt origin for
Red-winged blackbirds associated with agro-ecosystems. 2016. Plos One 11(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165996
Werner, S.J., S.T. DeLiberto, R.A. Baldwin, and G.W Witmer. 2016. Repellent application strategy for wild rodents and cottontail rabbits. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 185:95-102. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2016.10.008
Werner, S.J., S.T. DeLiberto, A.M. Mangan, S.E. Pettit, J.W. Ellis, and J.C. Carlson. 2015. Anthraquinone-based repellent for horned larks, great-tailed grackles, American crows and the protection of California's specialty crops. Crop Protection 72:158-162. doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2015.03.020
Werner, S.J., S.T. DeLiberto, S.E. Pettit, and A.M. Mangan. 2014. Synergistic effect of an ultraviolet feeding cue for an avian repellent and protection of agricultural crops. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 159:107-113. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.06.012.
Linz, G., S. Werner, M. Niner, and J. Homan. 2014. Effectiveness of foliar applications of 9, 10-anthraquinone for reducing blackbird damage to sunflowers. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:335-337.
Werner, S.J., S.A. Shwiff, J.L. Elser, K.N. Kirkpatrick, S.E. Pettit, J.Suckow, R.C. Willging, J.A. Tharman, and J. Heil. 2014. Perceived impacts of wild turkeys and management techniques for Wisconsin ginseng production. Crop Protection 65:221-226. doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.08.004.
Tupper, S.K., S.J. Werner, J.C. Carlson, S.E. Petit, J.C. Wise, C.A. Lindell, and G.M. Linz. 2014. European starling feeding activity on repellent treated crops and pellets. Crop Protection 63:76-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cropro.2014.05.001.
Werner, S.J., R. Buchholz, S.K. Tupper, S.E. Pettit, and J.W. Ellis. 2014. Functional significance of ultraviolet feeding cues in wild turkeys.Physiology and Behavior 123: 162-167. doi 10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.10.010.
Werner, S.J., S.K. Tupper, S.E. Pettit, J.W. Ellis, J.C. Carlson, D.A. Goldade, N.M. Hofmann, H.J. Homan, and G.M. Linz. 2014. Application strategies for an anthraquinone-based repellent to protect oilseed sunflower crops from pest blackbirds. Crop Protection 59: 63-70.
Carlson, J. C., S. K. Tupper, S. J. Werner, S. E. Pettit, M. M. Santer, and G. M. Linz. 2013. Laboratory efficacy of an anthraquinone-based repellent for reducing bird damage to ripening corn. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 145:26-31.