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Project Leads


Michael A. Schroeder, Ph.D., 
Upland Bird Research Scientist


Research Focus

  • Grouse ecology and management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Education
    Ph.D., Colorado State University
    M.S., University of Alberta
    B.S., Texas A&M University

    Contact Information

    Michael A. Schroeder, Ph.D.
    Upland Bird Research Scientist

    Dr. Schroeder is a Certified Wildlife Biologist who has pursued research and management of grouse since 1981. He joined the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in 1992 and has continued to focus most of his activities on the biology and management of grouse. His research has included studies of: (1) population dynamics and behavioral ecology of greater sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse; (2) greater sage-grouse and sharp-tailed grouse translocations; (3) effects of wind power on greater sage-grouse and other species of shrubsteppe wildlife; (4) conservation genetics of grouse; and (5) effects of farm programs on greater sage-grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, and other species of shrubsteppe wildlife. Mike is also developing a monitoring and evaluation program for WDFW wildlife areas. He has worked with graduate students from Washington State University, University of Idaho, and Eastern Washington University to address specific management issues related to grouse.

    Current Research

    Selected Publications