John M Pearce, Ph.D.

I am the Program Manager for marine and terrestrial ecosystems research at the USGS Alaska Science Center.  I also coordinate the USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative and provide outreach to the public about our research.  I have been a research biologist in Alaska for 25 plus years studying migratory birds, avian disease, and population genetics.

Biography

Education

Ph.D.       2008            University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK        Biology
M.S.         1996            University of Idaho, Moscow, ID                              Zoology
B.S.          1990            Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR                   Biology

Professional Experience

2011 - Present           Associate Center Director for Ecosystems, USGS Alaska Science Center
1999 - 2011               Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center
1997 - 1999               Geneticist, USGS Alaska Biological Science Center
1990 - 1997               Biological Science Technician, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Biological Service