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Sam Droege

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


Sam Droege has been spent most of his career at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.  He has coordinated the North American Breeding Bird Survey Program, developed the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, the BioBlitz, Cricket Crawl, and FrogwatchUSA programs and worked on the design and evaluation of monitoring programs.  Currently he is developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees, online identification guides for North American bees at, and with Jessica Zelt reviving the North American Bird Phenology Program

Research Interest

Biodiversity biogeography ecosystem diversity ecosystem functions ecosystems


  • North American Bird Phenology Program

  • Native Bee Status and Vulnerability to Climate Change in National Parks

  • DNA Barcoding for Identifying Native Bee Species

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