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Robert E Gill, Jr.

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

Professional Experience

  • 2015 - present Scientist Emeritus   USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1996 - 2015    Research Wildlife Biologist    USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1993 - 1996    Wildlife Biologist     NBS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1987 - 1993    Wildlife Biologist     USFWS, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1984 - 1987    Wildlife Biologist     Denver Wildlife Research Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1981 - 1983    Wildlife Biologist     Seattle National Fisheries Research Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 1976 - 1980    Wildlife Biologist     US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, AK

  • 1973 - 1976    Wildlife Biologist     California Department of Fish and Game, Sacramento, CA

Education and Certifications

  • Ph. D.   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

Affiliations and 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)

Abstracts and Presentations

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

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