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David Flaspohler
Michigan Technological University

David Flaspohler is currently interim dean and professor in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University (MTU) in Houghton, MI. He graduated with a Masters in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development and a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked for the Wisconsin DNR for two years including running the field operation for the Trumpeter Swan reintroduction program. He has been a professor at MTU for 25 years teaching ornithology, conservation biology and graduate research methods and leading research exploring how human land use, forest management, and fragmentation influence bird populations. His research takes place in the Great Lakes region as well as Hawaii, Latin America, and New Zealand. He has served on review panels for the National Science Foundation, USDA, and other agencies and on the boards of a number of local conservation organizations. In his current position, he has worked to increase professionalism training and credentialing in natural resource education, to expand degree offerings into new and emerging areas of natural resource use, and to build new partnerships with institutions that help to broaden the participation of all students in natural resource careers.


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