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Joseph Eisaguirre, Ph.D.

Joe is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Ecosystem Analytics team at the Alaska Science Center. His research focuses on developing and applying statistical methods to better understand the ecology and inform management of wildlife.

My research generally involves developing and applying Bayesian hierarchical models and other quantitative methods to better understand the ecology and inform management of wildlife, in close collaboration with other Department of Interior agencies and state and local partners. This includes spatiotemporal models of population growth and spread, movement models, resource and habitat selection models.

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - present  Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2020 - 2022       Statistician, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management,
                                 Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2020 - 2020      Post doctoral researcher, University of Nevada Reno, Nevada

  • 2020 - 2020      Post doctoral researcher, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska

  • 2015 - 2019       Graduate research and teaching assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks,

  • 2013 - 2016       Fish and Wildlife Technician, Alaska Department of Fish and Game,

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2020   Biological Sciences (Wildlife Biology & Conservation),
                          University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • M.S.   2019   Statistics  University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • B.A.   2015    Biology  Colorado College

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • The Wildlife Society

  • The International Biometric Society

  • Raptor Research Foundation

  • American Statistical Association

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Two STAR Awards (Special Thanks for Achieving Results), US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Calvin J Lensink Fellowship, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Nancy Klamm Award, Wilson Ornithological Society

  • Bergrstrom Memorial Research Award, Association of Field Ornithologists

  • Richard and Reba Beidleman Award, Colorado College

  • James Wilkes Memorial Biology Award, Colorado College

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government