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

Headquarters Staff Member

John Thompson


Deputy Chief
Phone: (703) 648 - 4262


  • Ph D State University of New York - Syracuse 1989
  • MS Auburn University 1986
  • BS University of Minnesota 1980


I joined the CRU in September 2014. Prior positions included Research Grade Evaluation Coordinator for USGS, the Director of Research for a research foundation, and Wildlife Research Biologist. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Wildlife Science from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY/Syracuse.