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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.

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

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