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Jonathan Cook, Ph.D.

Jonathan is a research biologist with the Eastern Ecological Science Center (EESC) of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Jonathan's research interests primarily focus on studies related to wildlife health and disease ecology, threatened and endangered species conservation, and the use of decision science to navigate complex decision problems. Most recently, he has focused on developing risk assessments for SARS-CoV-2 spillover to North American wildlife, and on management decision-making surrounding CWD spread in various cervid species.

Professional Experience

  • Jonathan has held research positions focused on field and laboratory work in diverse settings, including aquatic (freshwater, estuarine, marine) and terrestrial systems. 

Education and Certifications

  •  Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Fisheries and Wildlife

  • Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of California – Davis

  • Jonathan has a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology

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