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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

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