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Daniel Walsh

Title:Quantitative Ecologist
Phone: 608-270-2481
Email: dwalsh@usgs.gov

Education and/or Training

B.S. 1999 Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife
M.S. 2002 Colorado State University Fisheries and Wildlife Biology
M.S. 2007 Michigan State University Applied Statistics
Ph.D. 2007 Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife

Areas of Specialization and or Research Interests

Population dynamics
Spatial statistics
Epidemiology
Bighorn sheep respiratory disease
Chronic Wasting disease
Ungulate diseases

Professional Experience

2011 Present Quantitative Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, Madison WI
2007 2011 Disease Researcher, Colorado Division of Wildlife
2003 2007 Research Assistant-Michigan State University
2000 2002 Research Assistant-Colorado State University

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Honorary Fellow, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Member of the Wildlife Disease Association

Member of the Wildlife Society

Member of the North Central Section of the Wildlife Society

Member of Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Selected Publications

Heisey D. M., C. S. Jennelle, R. E. Russell, D. P. Walsh. 2014. Using Auxiliary Information to Improve Wildlife Disease Surveillance When Infected Animals Are Not Detected: A Bayesian Approach. PLoS ONE 9(3): e89843. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089843

Smith, J. B., D. P. Walsh, E. J. Goldstein, Z. D. Parsons, R. C. Karsch, J. R. Stiver, J. W. Cain III, K. J. Raedeke, and J. A. Jenks. 2013. Techniques for capturing bighorn sheep lambs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38: 165–174.

Walsh, D. P., L. L. Wolfe, M. E. P. Vieira, and M. W. Miller. 2012. Detection probability and Pasteurellaceae surveillance in bighorn sheep. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48: 593–602.

Walsh, D. P., and M. D. Samuel. 2012. Risk factors for chronic wasting disease: a deer is not a deer is not a deer. Pages 1–9 in D. P. Walsh, editor. Enhanced Surveillance Strategies for Detecting and Monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Cervids. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1036. 42p.

Walsh, D. P., and D. L. Otis. 2012. Disease surveillance: incorporating available information to enhance disease detection efforts. Pages 11–23 in D. P. Walsh, editor. Enhanced Surveillance Strategies for Detecting and Monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Cervids. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1036. 42p.

J. A. Langenberg, D. O’Brien, D. P. Walsh, L. Creekmore, J. Powers, and M. W. Miller. 2012. Monitoring surveillance: disease investigations in CWD-positive areas. Pages 23–42 in D. P. Walsh, editor. Enhanced Surveillance Strategies for Detecting and Monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease in Free-Ranging Cervids. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1036. 42p.

Walsh, D. P., H. Campa III, D. E. Beyer Jr., and S. R. Winterstein. 2011. Measurement error and survey design in sightability model development. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 1228–1235.

Walter, W. D., D. P. Walsh, M. L. Farnsworth, D. L. Winkleman, and M. W. Miller. 2011. Soil clay content underlies prion infection odds. Nature Communications 2:200 doi: 10.1038 / ncomms1203.

Walsh, D. P., and M. W. Miller. 2010. A weighted surveillance approach for detecting chronic wasting disease foci. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46: 118–135.

Walsh, D. P., J. R. Stiver, G. C. White, T. E. Remington, and A. D. Apa. 2010. Population estimation techniques for lekking species. Journal of Wildlife Management 74: 1607–1613.

Walsh, D. P., C. F. Page, H. Campa III, S. R. Winterstein, and D. E. Beyer Jr. 2009. Incorporating estimates of group size in sightability models for wildlife. Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 136–143.

Felix, A. B., D. P. Walsh, B. D. Hughey, H. Campa III, and S. R. Winterstein. 2006. Applying landscape-scale habitat-potential models to understand deer spatial structure and movement patterns. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 804–810.

Walsh, D. P., G. C. White, T. E. Remington, and D. C. Bowden. 2004. Evaluation of the lek-count index for greater-sage grouse. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32: 56–68.

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