Robert E Gill, Jr.

Research interests are avian migration, population assessment, demographics, shorebird ecology and conservation, estuarine ecology.


Education and/or Training

Ph. D. candidate   2010 - present   Groningen University, The Netherlands
M.S.                     1972                             San Jose State University, San Jose, CA     Biology
B.A.                      1970                            San Jose State College, San Jose, CA          Wildlife Management

Professional Experience

2015 - present   Scientist Emeritus                  USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1996 - 2015       Research Wildlife Biologist    USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1993 - 1996       Wildlife Biologist                       NBS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1987 - 1993       Wildlife Biologist                       USFWS, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1984 - 1987       Wildlife Biologist                       Denver Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1981 - 1983       Wildlife Biologist                       Seattle National Fisheries Research Center, Anchorage, Alaska
1976 - 1980       Wildlife Biologist                       US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska
1973 - 1976       Wildlife Biologist                       California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento, California

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Alaska Shorebird Group (Founding member)
American Ornithologists' Union (Life member, Elective Member 1983, Fellow 2011)
Arctic Institute of North America (Life member)
Australasian Wader Studies Group (North American Representative, 2001-2010)
Canada Shorebird Plan (Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, 1998-2001)
Cooper Ornithological Society (Life member)
East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Working Group (U.S. representative, 2002-2007)
Global Flyway Network (Member, Scientific Advisory Board (2001-present)
International Wader Study Group (Life member; Executive Committee, 1999-2008; Editorial Advisory Board, 2012-present)
New Zealand Wader Study Group
Pacific Shorebird Migration Project (Co-PI, 2006-present)
Russian Working Group on Waders
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group (Founding Member; Advisory Board, 2008-present)
Western Field Ornithologists (Board of Directors, 1999-2015; Assoc. Editor, 2005-present)
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, 2004-2012)
U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan (Chair, Research and Monitoring Group, 1998-2001)

Technincal Presentations

Five invited keynote, 14 invited, and >60 contributed presentations before various scientific bodies.

Websites of Interest

Shorebird Research at the Alaska Science Center