T. Douglas Beard, Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Douglas Beard is Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and is responsible for operating the eight Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers.

Biography

Doug Beard is Chief of the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and is responsible for operating the eight regional Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers. Prior to joining the USGS, Doug served as the program coordinator for the USGS Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program and worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a staff fisheries biologist. Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a master’s degree in fish and wildlife sciences from Penn State University, and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.