About Me

Anthony M. Pagano, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018

M.S. Wildlife Conservation, University of Minnesota, 2007

B.A. Biology & History, Northeastern University, 2002


Pagano, A. M., T. C. Atwood, G. M. Durner, and T. M. Williams. 2020. The seasonal energetic landscape of an apex marine carnivore, the polar bear. Ecology 101:e02959.

Sequeira, A. M. M., G. C. Hays, D. W. Sims, V. M. Eguíluz, J. Rodriguez, M. Heupel, R. Harcourt, H. Calich, N. Queiroz, D. P. Costa, J. Fernández-Gracia, L. C. Ferreira, S. D. Goldsworthy, M. Hindell, M.-A. Lea, M. Meekan, A. M. Pagano, S. A. Shaffer, J. Reisser, M. Thums, M. Weise, C. M. Duarte. 2019. Overhauling ocean spatial planning to improve marine megafauna conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:639.

Pagano, A. M., and T. M. Williams. 2019. Estimating the energy expenditure of free‐ranging polar bears using tri‐axial accelerometers: A validation with doubly labeled water. Ecology and Evolution 9:4210-4219.

Pagano, A. M., A. Cutting, N. Nicassio-Hiskey, A. Hash, and T. M. Williams. 2019.Energetic costs of aquatic locomotion in a subadult polar bear. Marine Mammal Science 35:649-659.

Pagano, A. M., A. M. Carnahan, C. T. Robbins, M. A. Owen, T. Batson, N. Wagner, A. Cutting, N. Nicassio-Hiskey, A. Hash, and T. M. Williams. 2018. Energetic costs of locomotion in bears: Is plantigrade locomotion energetically economical? Journal of Experimental Biology 221:jeb175372.

Pagano, A. M., G. M. Durner, K. D. Rode, T. C. Atwood, S. N. Atkinson, E. Peacock, D. P. Costa, M. A. Owen, T. M. Williams. 2018. High-energy, high-fat lifestyle challenges an Arctic apex predator, the polar bear. Science 359:568-572.

Sequeira, A. M. M., J. P. Rodríguez, V. M. Eguíluz, R. Harcourt, M. Hindell, D. W. Sims, C. M. Duarte, D. P. Costa, J. Fernández-Gracia, L. C. Ferreira, G. C. Hays, M. R. Heupel, M. G. Meekan, A. Aven, F. Bailleul, A. M. M. Baylis, M. L. Berumen, C. D. Braun, J. Burns, M. J. Caley, R. Campbell, R. H. Carmichael, E. Clua, L. D. Einoder, Ari Friedlaender, M. E. Goebel, S. D. Goldsworthy, C. Guinet, J. Gunn, D. Hamer, N. Hammerschlag, M. Hammill, L. A. Hückstädt, N. E. Humphries, M.-A. Lea, A. Lowther, A. Mackay, E. McHuron, J. McKenzie, L. McLeay, C. R. McMahon, K. Mengersen, M. M. C. Muelbert, A. M. Pagano, B. Page, N. Queiroz, P. W. Robinson, S. A. Shaffer, M. Shivji, G. B. Skomal, S. R. Thorrold, S. Villegas-Amtmann, M. Weise, R. Wells, B. Wetherbee, A. Wiebkin, B. Wienecke, and M. Thums. 2018. Convergence of marine megafauna movement patterns in coastal and open oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115:3072-3077.

Pagano, A. M., K. D. Rode, S. N. Atkinson. 2017. Evaluating methods to assess the body condition of female polar bears. Ursus 28:171-181.

Rode, K. D., R. R. Wilson, D. C. Douglas, V. Muhlenbruch, T. C. Atwood, E. V. Regehr, E. S. Richardson, N. W. Pilfold, A. E. Derocher, G. M. Durner, I. Stirling, S. C. Amstrup, M. St. Martin, A. M. Pagano, K. Simac. 2018. Spring fasting behavior in a marine apex predator provides an index of ecosystem productivity. Global Change Biology 24:410-423.

Wiig, Ø., E. K. Born, K. L. Laidre, R. Dietz, M. V. Jensen, G. M. Durner, A. M. Pagano, E. Regehr, M. St. Martin, S. Atkinson, M. Dyck. 2017. Performance and retention of lightweight satellite radio tags applied to the ears of polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Animal Biotelemetry 5:9.

Ware, J. V., K. D. Rode, J. F. Bromaghin, D. C. Douglas, R. R. Wilson, E. V. Regehr, S. C. Amstrup, G. M. Durner, A. M. Pagano, J. Olson, C. T. Robbins, H. T. Jansen. 2017. Habitat degradation affects the summer activity of polar bears. Oecologia 184:87-99.

Pagano, A. M., K. D. Rode, A. Cutting, M. A. Owen, S. Jensen, J. V. Ware, C. T. Robbins, G. M. Durner, T. C. Atwood, M. E. Obbard, K. R. Middel, G. W. Thiemann, and T. M. Williams. 2017. Using tri-axial accelerometers to identify wild polar bear behaviors. Endangered Species Research 32:19-33.

Ware, J. V., K. D. Rode, A. M. Pagano, J. Bromaghin, C. T. Robbins, J. Erlenbach, S. Jensen, A. Cutting, N. Nicassio-Hiskey, A. Hash, M. Owen, and H. T. Jansen. 2015. Validation of mercury tip-switch and accelerometer activity sensors for identifying resting and active behavior in bears. Ursus 26:8-18.

Rode, K. D., A. M. Pagano, J. F. Bromaghin, T. C. Atwood, G. M. Durner, K. S. Simac, and S.C. Amstrup. 2014. Effects of capturing and collaring on polar bears: findings from long-term research on the southern Beaufort Sea population. Wildlife Research 41:311-322.

Pagano, A. M., C. L. Amundson, M. R. Pieron, T. W. Arnold, and T. C. Kimmel. 2014. Using sightability-adjusted brood-pair ratios to estimate waterfowl productivity. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:566-573.

Pagano, A. M., E. Peacock, and M. A. McKinney. 2014. Remote biopsy darting and marking of polar bears. Marine Mammal Science 30:169-183.

Pagano, A. M., G. M. Durner, S. C. Amstrup, K. S. Simac, and G. S. York. 2012. Long- distance swimming by polar bears of the southern Beaufort Sea during years of extensive open water. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:663-676.

Pagano, A. M., and T. W. Arnold. 2009. Estimating detection probabilities of waterfowl broods from ground-based surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management. 73:686-694.

Pagano, A. M., and T. W. Arnold. 2009. Detection probabilities for ground-based breeding waterfowl surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:392-398.

Arnold, T. W., A. M. Pagano, J. H. Devries, R. B. Emery, D. W. Howerter, and B. L. Joynt. 2008. Social indices of breeding productivity in parkland mallards. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:224-230.