David Andersen, Ph.D.

David serves as the Leader of the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, having come to the MN Unit in 1989 as the Assistant Leader-Wildlife. He is a U.S. Geological Survey Wildlife Research Biologist, and his research focus is in the area of avian population ecology and conservation.


David is currently working with American woodcock in Minnesota, golden-winged warblers in the western Great Lakes region, Eastern Population sandhill cranes, and tundra peregrines in Alaska.

Only David's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about David, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site. 

David also can be reached at his University of Minnesota email address: dea@umn.edu


  • BA St. Olaf College
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph D University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

  • Avian population ecology and conservation,
  • Sampling from biological populations