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John Thompson, Ph.D.

I have served as Deputy Chief of the Cooperative Research Units Program since September 2014. Prior positions included Research Grade Evaluation Coordinator for USGS, the Director of Research for a research foundation, and Wildlife Research Biologist. 



Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, State University of New York, Syracuse

M.S., Wildlife Science, Auburn University

B.S., Wildlife Management, University of Minnesota