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Diann Prosser, Ph.D.

Diann is a research wildlife ecologist at the Eastern Ecological Science Center located in Laurel, MD

She began working at Patuxent in 1999. Her background is in wetland ecology and ornithology and her research interests include using spatial modeling techniques to help answer questions related to wildlife and stressors such as climate change and disease.

Recently Hosted Visiting Scientists from Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012-2013)

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - present Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center, Laurel, MD

  • 2004 - 2012 Wildlife Biologist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD

  • 1998 - 2004 Biological Scientist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD

  • 1993 - 1998 Research Associate, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center, State College, PA

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science (1995) from the Pennsylvania State University

  • M.S. in Ecology (1998) from the Pennsylvania State University

  • Ph.D. (2012) from the University of Maryland’s Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences interdisciplinary ecology program

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

  • University of Maryland Goldhaber Travel Grant

  • 2011 NSF SGER Grant

  • 2007 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

  • 2005 University of Maryland Nagel Travel Grant

  • 2005 USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Star Award 2000  

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