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Rose J. Swift, PhD

Rose J. Swift is a Research Ecologist with the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Dr. Swift works with the federally threatened Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) building a demographic life-cycle model to understand metapopulation dynamics of plovers breeding in the northern Great Plains. A primary focus of her work is with the Great Plains Least Tern and Piping Plover Research Team to understand population dynamics and effects of management actions on Least Terns and Piping Plovers on large-river and depressional-wetland systems.