Gordon Reese, Ph.D.

Biography

Gordon Reese is an Ecologist with the Ecosystem Dynamics branch at the Fort Collins Science Center in northern Colorado. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology at Colorado State University in 2012. Since joining the USGS in 2013, he has modeled land-use change and the nonbreeding distributions of wetland birds, both in response to potential changes to the climate. Presently, Gordon is the Science Team Lead on a Rapid Ecoregional Assessment of the Southern Great Plains. Other interests include improving and implementing the estimation and spatial analysis of ecological data in conservation design, species distribution modeling, and biodiversity analysis, with an emphasis on large databases.

Education

  • Ph.D. Ecology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 2012
  • M.S. Ecology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, 2003
  • B.S. Biology, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1995

Professional Experience

  • 2013 to present: Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 2007 to 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1998 to 2007: Research Associate, Dept. of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • 1998: Geographer, Forest Inventory and Analysis, USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • 1996 to 1998: Biological Science Technician, Forest Inventory and Analysis, USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania