Dan James - Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Dan James joined the Great Plains FWCO in 2011 as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist. After earning a Bachelor's (1999) and Master's (2002) of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota, he worked as a state-agency fisheries biologist for more than five years before returning to academia to pursue and receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Fisheries Science from South Dakota State University in 2011.
Dan works in the Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Program and is currently the FWS representative for the pallid sturgeon effects analysis team. He is also involved with the FWS Aquatics Invasive Species program specializing in issues related to the diatom Didymosphenia geminata. Dan serves as the lead biologist for tribal fisheries management assistance and fisheries management and monitoring at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, Dan serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University in Brookings.