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Brian Mealey
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Brian Mealey

   Biography

Brian Mealey is the President and Executive Director of the Institute of Wildlife Sciences. He is a wildlife biologist working on multiple species of vertebrates in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. His research partnerships have included working with the Crested Caracara, Swallow-tailed Kites and Snail Kites. He is currently monitoring dispersal of fledged Florida Bay Bald Eagles through satellite technology. Herpetological projects include insular ecology projects with the Diamondback Terrapins, Mangrove Water Snakes and the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes. He has been a wildlife consultant with utility companies, government agencies and universities since 1992. Brian has once again joined the ranks of studenthood when he became a Ph.D candidate at Florida Atlantic University in the spring of 2004

Institute of Wildlife Sciences
16531 SW 81 Avenue  
Village of Palmetto Bay,  FL  33157  United States
Phone: 305-975-0200
Email: bkmealey@instwildlifesciences.org


   Research Interests

Blood serum values blood mercury feather mercury satellite tracking ecology

Species of Interest: 
  • Swallow-tailed Kite
  • Bald Eagle
  • Crested Caracara
  • Osprey
  • Barn Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Short-eared Owl


   Publications

Martell, M.S., M.A. McMillian, M.J. Solensky, and B.K. Mealey. 2004. Partial migration and wintering use of Florida by Ospreys. Journal of Raptor Research 38:55-61.

Mealey, B.K., G.M. Parks, C.M. Pages, and G.D. Bossart. 1997. (Abstract) Serum chemistry analysis of Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) and Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) nestlings in South Florida. P. 25 in Abstracts of the Raptor Research Foundation 1997 Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, 30 Oct.-1 Nov. 1997.

Mealey, B., G.M. Parks, C.M. Pages, B.A. Millsap, O.L. Bass, and G.D. Bossart. 2004. Serum chemistry values for nesting Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park. Journal of Raptor Research 38:96-100.

Tatum, L.M., J. Zaias, B.K. Mealey, C. Cray, and G.D. Bossart. 2000. Protein electrophoresis as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in raptor medicine. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31:497-502.



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