As a scientist in Core Science Systems, Daniel Wieferich helps develop, manage, and analyze national scale biogeographic data. Daniel has worked with Science Analytics and Synthesis Program since 2014.
Daniel has a B.S. and M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, with a specialization in Spatial Information Processing. Daniel also holds a Computer Programmer/Analyst Certificate from Lansing Community College. His graduate work focused on population dynamics and distribution of an invasive forest insect (Beech Scale) in Michigan. In 2009, Daniel started working for the Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Here he played a leading role of geospatial data management and analyses for regional and national assessments of fish habitat through collaborative efforts with the National Fish Habitat Partnership, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Midwest states.
As a member of the Science Analytics and Synthesis Program Daniel continues an active role in the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) serving as a co-lead of the National Science and Data Committee and a USGS point of contact for NFHP data management and display efforts. Daniel is also an active member of the USGS Community of Data Integration.
Physical Scientist, USGS Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) (2014 - Present)
GIS Analyst and Database Manager, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (2009-2014)
Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (2007-2009)
Education and Certifications
Certificate 2014, Computer Programmer/Analyst, Lansing Community College
BS 2007, Fisheries and Wildlife with Specialization: Spatial Information Processing (GIS), Michigan State University
MS 2009, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University