Dr. John Fieberg

Associate Professor of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology


Dr. John Fieberg specializes in quantitative ecology, and is interested in helping people make robust statistical inferences when confronted with a variety of messy data situations. Being a quantitative ecologist requires identifying and solving problems arising from the way data are collected in ecology and natural resource management fields. He recently completed a project with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center focused on developing recommendations for underwater survey methods to estimate zebra mussel population abundance and distribution. He is leading a new project to develop a modeling framework for integrating professional and citizen-science data, leading to smarter surveillance and improved estimates of AIS distribution that account for imperfect detection and sampling biases. When not at work, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee with his wife, watching his girls play hockey, playing guitar or bass with his son (a drummer), and traveling and camping with his family.


  • B.A. Mathematics, Westminster College
  • M.S. Biostatistics, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. Biomathemathics, North Carolina State University

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