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Michael Anteau, PhD

Michael J. Anteau serves as a research scientist and the Chief of the Wildlife and Ecosystems Branch at the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Dr. Anteau conducts large-scale research studies to provide applied information for the conservation and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat. His research focuses on evaluating implications of climate and land use changes on migratory birds, wetland and riparian dependent wildlife, and wetland ecology. Through this research focus, Anteau has developed expertise in subjects such as: wetland hydrology, habitat use and selection, nutrition and energetics, breeding ecology, migration stopover ecology, and landscape ecology. In addition to research that Dr. Anteau leads at Northern Prairie, he also serves as adjunct faculty at several Universities and advises or mentors M.S. and Ph.D. students, and Post-Doctoral Researchers.​​​​​​

Professional Experience

  • 2015-Present: Wildlife and Ecosystems Branch Chief and Research Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND

  • 2006-Present: Research Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, ND

  • 1999-2005: Graduate Research Assistant, US Geological Survey, Louisiana Cooperative Research Unit, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Louisiana State University, Jan. 2006

  • M.S., Wildlife Biology, Louisiana State University, May 2002

  • B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dec. 1997

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dec. 1997

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • Adjunct Professor of Biology, North Dakota State University (since 2010)

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University (since 2011)

  • Adjunct Professor, Western Illinois University (since 2017)

  • Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) life member

  • Associate Editor for Wetlands (2010-2014)

  • Editorial Board for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

  • Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Technical Team Member

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