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Our researchers are based in Jamestown, North Dakota with duty stations in St. Paul and Ely, Minnesota, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Hot Springs, South Dakota.  Scientists from NPRWC work throughout the northern Great Plains on waterfowl and grassland management, threatened and endangered species, sandhill crane populations, invasive species, wolf recovery, and saving honeybees and pollinators.

Employee Directory

Job Title Name Email Phone
Chief - Wildlife and Ecosystems Branch Michael Anteau, PhD 701-368-9792
Research Ecologist Sheel Bansal, PhD 701-368-0222
Wildlife Biologist David Brandt 701-253-5535
Statistician Deborah Buhl 701-253-5532
Biological Science Technician Thomas Buhl 701-253-5530
IT Specialist David Cunningham 701-269-8933
Administrative Operations Assistant Marlie E Desarmes 701-840-5297
Administrative Officer Karl Ellcessor 701-368-8199
Research Ecologist Kristen Ellis, PhD 701-253-5505
Center Director Robert Gleason 701-368-9026
Research Ecologist Lawrence Igl, PhD 701-269-9918
Research Statistician Emeritus Douglas Johnson 612-624-4716
Administrative Operations Assistant Jennifer Kapp 701-253-5500
Scientist Emeritus Gary Krapu, PhD
Geographer Audrey Lothspeich 218-839-9055
Laborer/Custodian Judy Lundgren 701-368-8733
Biologist Garrett MacDonald 701-253-5540
Research Ecologist Owen McKenna, PhD 701-253-5527
Research Ecologist Kyle I McLean, PhD 701-253-5539
Senior Research Scientist David Mech, PhD 651-647-0408
Biologist Jacob Meier 701-253-5580
Statistician Emeritus Wesley Newton
Research Ecologist Clint Otto, PhD 701-368-9028
Research Wildlife Biologist Aaron Pearse, PhD 701-253-5509
Chief - Spatial and Ecological Analytics Branch Max Post van der Burg, PhD 701-253-5574
Budget Analyst Nancy Pranke 701-253-5554
Biologist Megan Ring 701-320-3884
GIS Specialist William Sands 701-253-5526
Research Wildlife Biologist Glen Sargeant 701-253-5528
Ecologist Jill Shaffer 701-253-5547
Deputy Center Director Mark Sherfy 701-253-5504
Wildlife Biologist Matthew Solensky 701-253-5503
Scientist Emeritus Larry Strong 701-253-5500
Research Ecologist Rose J. Swift, PhD 701-253-5506
Chief - Climate and Land-use Branch Amy J. Symstad, PhD 605-745-1191
Ecologist Brian Tangen 402-328-4134
Ecologist Dustin Toy 701-368-1870
Research Ecologist Jay A VonBank, PhD 701-368-0177
Maintenance Worker Josh Wheeler 701-269-0409
IT Specialist Joseph Woiwode
Facilities Manager Bryan Wolla 701-269-7006
Management Analyst April Zimney 701-368-1588
Maintenance Worker Chris Zinke 701-269-0410
Biologist Chad R. Zirbel, PhD 701-253-5500