Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member

Dr. Michael Ray Wierda

Faculty Website


  • Ph D Clemson University 2009
  • MS Northern Michigan University 2008
  • BS Northern Michigan University 2001


I am a ornithologist at heart and a toxicologist, ecologist, and a population geneticists by training. I find great joy in teaching and the opportunities to investigate new and old questions w/ new and old techniques. Currently I am researching the population genetics of the Arizona Bald Eagle

Project Completion Date
Genetic Diversity and Structure for Arizona Bald Eagles December 2017