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David Andersen

David Andersen with a wolf-killed caribou near Cape Churchill, Manitoba

Education

  • BA St. Olaf College
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph D University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biography

I serve as the Leader of the Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, having come to the MN Unit in 1989 as the Assistant Leader-Wildlife. I am a U.S. Geological Survey Wildlife Research Biologist, and my research focus is in the area of avian population ecology and conservation. I am currently working with American woodcock in Minnesota, golden-winged warblers in the western Great Lakes region, Eastern Population sandhill cranes, and tundra peregrines in Alaska.

Research Interests

Avian population ecology and conservation, sampling from biological populations

Professional Society Service

  • The Wildlife Society - North Central Section Representative (October 2013 - October 2016)
  • The Wildlife Society - North Central Section representative (October 2013 - October 2016)
  • The Wildlife Society - North Central Section Representative to Council (October 2013 - October 2016)
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Research Publications

  • Wolfson, D., J. Fieberg, J. Lawrence, T. Cooper, and D.E. Andersen. 2017. Range overlap between Mid-Continent and Eastern sandhill cranes revealed by GPS-tracking. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:489-498. DOI: 10.1002/wsb.799. Download  | 
  • Fronczak, D.L., D.E.Andersen, E.E. Hanna, and T.R. Cooper. 2017. Distribution and migration chronology of Eastern Population sandhill cranes. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21272. Download  | 
  • Kramer, G.R., H.M. Streby, S.M. Peterson, J.A. Lehman, D.A. Buehler, B.P. Wood, D.J. McNeil, J.L. Larkin, and D.E. Andersen. 2017. Nonbreeding isolation and population-specific migration patterns among three populations of Golden-winged Warblers. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 119: 108-121. Download  | 
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Current Topics in Avian Conservation (2016)
  • Analysis of Populations (2003)
  • Avian Conservation and Management (2003)
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Minnesota Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • David AndersenMember, Management Review Panel, Upper Midwest Enviromental Sciences Center (January 2001 - May 2003)
  • David AndersenMember, Supervisor Search Committee, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (September 1999 - November 1999)

Technical Publications

  • Andersen, D.E. 2010. Production of EPP Canada geese near Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Pages 63-65 In L. Chow and K. McKay, eds. Hudson Bay regional research. Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Andersen, D.E., and J.E. Sammler. 2010. Population trends of tundra-nesting birds in Churchill, Manitoba. Pages 71-72 In L. Chow and K. McKay, eds. Hudson Bay regional research. Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Andersen, D.E., and M.E. Reiter. 2010. Sympatric nesting EPP Canada geese and lesser snow geese on the Hudson Bay Lowlands: nest predation and spatial distribution. Pages 69-70 In L. Chow and K. McKay, eds. Hudson Bay regional research. Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 93

Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Minnesota
  5. Wildlife Management Institute