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Jeffrey Spendelow

Wildlife Biology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Jeff Spendelow is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) in Laurel, MD where he has worked since 1985. From 1982-1984 he worked as a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Coastal Ecosystems Team in Slidell, LA after receiving his Ph.D. (1980) and B.S. (1972) degrees in Biology from Yale University. In 2008 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union, and he has been a Life Member of the AOU and several other ornithological societies since the 1970s. He has been the Director of PWRC’s Cooperative Roseate Tern Metapopulation Project (the CRTMP) ever since organizing it in 1987, and is the USGS member and Chair of the Technical Working Group of the USFWS’s Recovery Team for the endangered NW Atlantic breeding population of Roseate Terns.

Research Interest

animals endangered species wildlife wildlife population management


  • Modeling Sex-specific Demographic Rates in Metapopulations

  • Evaluation of Potential Offshore Wind Projects in the Northeastern U.S. on Endangered Roseate Terns: Who is at Risk and When

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