Dr. Doug Pearsall


Senior Conservation Scientist​

Doug plays a lead role in conservation planning for the Great Lakes and in Michigan. He led the creation of biodiversity conservation strategies for Lake Michigan and Lake Erie and continues to promote an adaptive management approach for Great Lakes conservation. He also works closely with the Western Lake Erie coastal conservation team to pioneer the integration of socioeconomic values with our traditional ecological priorities. He is a member of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Forest Conservation workgroup, and supports the LCC Coastal working group in its development of a landscape conservation design. He is co-lead of the Midwest franchise of the Conservation Coaches Network, an international organization applying, promoting and advancing the Open Standards for Conservation.

Doug received his Ph.D. in natural resources in 1995 from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), Ann Arbor. For his dissertation he described, classified and mapped ecosystem types for the 10,000‐acre University of Michigan Biological Station.

Contact: Doug Pearsall | 517.316.2259