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William Beatty, PhD

William leads research on wildlife population modeling, movement ecology, and space use with an emphasis on migratory waterbirds

Professional Experience

  • 2021 – Present, Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin

  • 2016 – 2021, Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2014 – 2016, Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2012 – 2014, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Missouri, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, Wildlife Science, 2012

  • M.S., Eastern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, 2008

  • B.S., University of Missouri, Fisheries and Wildlife Science, 2005

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Society for Marine Mammalogy

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