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Daniel P. Walsh, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

Since joining the USGS in 2011, his research has focused on developing and applying quantitative approaches to understanding and managing wildlife disease processes. He has conducted applied research on a wide array of diseases including bighorn sheep respiratory disease, chronic wasting disease, Newcastle Disease, and Avian Influenza. He also conducts capacity building in wildlife disease management for countries throughout the world in collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – Present Quantitative Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison WI

  • 2007 – 2011 Disease Researcher, Colorado Division of Wildlife

  • 2003 – 2007 Research Assistant-Michigan State University

  • 2000 – 2002 Research Assistant-Colorado State University

Education and Certifications

  • Ph. D. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2007

  • M. S. Statistics Michigan State University, 2007

  • M. S. Fish and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, 2002

  • B. S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 1999

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Honorary Fellow, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Affiliate Faculty, South Dakota State University

  • Member of the Wildlife Disease Association

  • Member of the Wildlife Society

  • Member of the North Central Section of the Wildlife Society

  • Member of Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society

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