Dan Rizzolo

a man in a boat
Wildlife Biologist

101 12th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701
United States

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About Dan Rizzolo

I work as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist in the Endangered Species Recovery program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our team focuses on Endangered Species Act listed spectacled and Steller’s eiders, in addition to other species of conservation concern, such as yellow-billed and red-throated loons. Currently, we run projects looking at how changing ocean conditions may be affecting spectacled eider population dynamics and distribution. We frequently collaborate with other federal and state agencies, as well as universities, and undergraduate and graduate students. Science topics that currently have my interest include population biology, foraging behavior, animal movements, and structured decision making. I received my training in wildlife science at Oregon State University (MSc in 2004) and biological sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (PhD in 2017). Away from work, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and rafting.