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Leon CarlLeon Carl
Regional Director, Midwest, USGS


Dr.Carl is the Regional Director for the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Midwest Region. He was appointed to this position in September 2008 and oversees 19 USGS Science Centers in 12 States.

Career History and Highlights

Before being appointed as Regional Director for the Midwest Region, Dr.Carl was the Center Director of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2003-2008. He has worked for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and served as Director of the Watershed Science Centre at Trent University in Ontario.


Dr. Carl is a fish ecologist who received his Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.


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