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Glenn Olsen, Ph.D.

Glenn is the Veterinary Medical Officer at the Eastern Ecological Science Center in Laurel, MD.


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, 
  • MS Wildlife Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 
  • DVM, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • BS University of Illinois

Whooping Crane Research:

  • Research in migration and avian behavior, primarily training whooping cranes to follow ultralight aircraft on a migration
  • Research to improve methods for reintroducing whooping cranes into the wild, including parent-rearing whooping cranes, studying whooping crane behavior, studying the effects of breeding cranes for multiple generations in captivity as compared to wild cranes
  • Research on the ecology and behavior of waterfowl, primarily seaducks using implanted satellite transmitters
  • Research about new and emerging diseases of waterfowl, including Wellfleet Bay virus and avian influenza virus

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