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Daniel Esler, Ph.D.

Dan is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Science Center and leads the Nearshore Marine Ecosystem Research Program. His work focuses on nearshore marine monitoring, drivers of variation in nearshore systems, sea duck ecology and conservation, and program management.

Professional Experience

  • 2013 - Present  Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center

  • 2001 - 2013       Research Scientist, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Delta, British Columbia

  • 1990 - 2001     Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS/US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Biological Science Center/Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1989 - 1990     Biological Technician, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1989                Wildlife Technician, Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Okeechobee, Florida

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.    2000    Oregon State University    Wildlife Science

  • M.S.      1988    Texas A&M University        Wildlife Ecology

  • B.S.       1985    Northland College               Biology/Outdoor Education

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Affiliate Faculty - University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

  • Adjunct Professor - Simon Fraser University

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Pacific Seabird Group

  • Sea Duck Joint Venture Continental Technical Team

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