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Deborah A. Buhl

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Phone: (701) 253-5532
Fax: (701) 253-5553
Email NPWRC Staff
Research Support,
Jamestown Headquarters

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Statistical consulting and analysis of research data collected by Center biologists

Current Projects:

  • Analysis of factors influencing shorebird nutrient storage
  • Ordination of soil invertebrate data from the Platte River flood plain
  • Estimating nest success and cowbird parasitism rates of grassland passerine nests


  • M.S., Statistics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND (1999)
  • B.S., Wildlife Management, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (1987)

Professional Experience:

  • 1999-present:  Statistician, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND
  • 1997-1999:  Student Trainee, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND
  • 1990-1996:  Biological Technician, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Statistical Association

Selected Publications:

Pietz, P. J., Krapu, G. L., Buhl, D. A., and Brandt, D. A. 2000. Effects of water conditions on clutch size, egg volume, and hatchling mass of mallards and gadwalls in the Prairie Pothole Region. Condor 102:936-940.

Greenwood, R. J., Sargeant, A. B., Piehl, J. L., Buhl, D. A., and Hanson, B. A. 1999. Foods and foraging of prairie striped skunks during the avian nesting season. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27:823-832.

Pietz, P. J. and Buhl, D. A. 1999. Behaviour patterns of mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) pairs and broods in North Dakota and Minnesota. Wildfowl 50:101-122.

Pietz, P. J., Brandt, D. A., Krapu, G. L., and Buhl, D. A. 1995. Modified transmitter attachment method for adult ducks. Journal of Field Ornithology 66:408-417.

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