B.S., Biology. George Mason University (1999), Biology
A.S., Columbus State College (1985), Veterinary Technology
The main focus of Marcy's work is in avian species identification from microscopic and whole-feather characters. This specialized work in wildlife forensics is particularly important for aviation industry personnel that deal with civil and military birdstrikes. This feather identification service has led to collaborations with scientists in the fields of Aviation Safety, Wildlife Biology, Anthropology, and Law Enforcement. Marcy's current research is on the feather microstructure of the Ducks, Geese, and Swans.
Mociño-Deloya, Estrella, Setser, Kirk, Heacker, Marcy, and Peurach, Suzanne. 2015. "Diet of New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México." Journal of Herpetology 49 (1):104–107. https://doi.org/10.1670/13-082
Dove, Carla J., Dahlan, Nor Faridah, and Heacker, Marcy. 2009. "Forensic bird-strike identification techniques used in an accident investigation at Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma, 2008." Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3 (2):179–185.
Dove, Carla J., Rotzel, Nancy C., Heacker, Marcy, and Weigt, Lee A. 2008. "Using DNA Barcodes to Identify Birds Involved in Birdstrikes." Journal of Wildlife Management 72 (5):1231–1236. https://doi.org/10.2193/2007-272