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Daniel A Grear

Dan Grear is a Wildlife Disease Ecologist at the National Wildlife Health Center.

I am interested in mechanisms that cause heterogeneities in pathogen transmission in wild animal disease systems and at the interface of wildlife, domestic animal, and human health. I lead investigations into wildlife mortality events and research that incorporates field studies with theoretical modeling of disease systems to identify key mechanisms that drive transmission dynamic.

Professional Experience

  • 2015 - Present Wildlife Disease Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, WI

  • 2013 - 2015 Ecologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Services, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, Fort Collins, CO

  • 2011 - 2014 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Colorado State University

Education and Certifications

  • 2011 Ph.D. Ecology, Pennsylvania State University

  • 2006 M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin

  • 2002 B.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Member of the Ecological Society of America

  • Member of the Wildlife Society

  • Bsal Task Force Working Group Member

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government