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Wildlife and Research Specialist
Andrew Gilbert, M.S.
Andrew's interest in widlife began at an early age, but his passion for birds began as a birder on the Maine coast in winter at the long end of a spotting scope.

Andrew Gilbert, M.S.

Data and IT Director

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In August 2010, Andrew joined BRI as the GIS program director and now oversees all aspects of data management within BRI as the data management director.

Andrew earned his master's degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, Orono on Black Tern nesting ecology. He then conducted work on forest songbirds in New York and began his work at the Patuxent Widlilfe Resesarch Center, U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) studying historical voucher specimens for National Parks in the Northeast. His work continued with USGS studying mammal distributions at national parks in the Northeast and monitoring groundwater wells at Acadia National Park.

Most recently he worked with partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to bring together historical and current seabird data for the U.S. Atlantic waters as part of a long term effort to understand seabird distribution and population change. His work has resulted in a better understanding of the patterns of seabird distribution through time and space within the western North Atlantic.



  • M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono

Research Interests

  • Seabird distribution and ecology
  • Modeling spatio-temporal distributions of animals
  • Data processing automation

Journal Articles


Research Reports

  • O'Connell, Jr., A. F., B. Gardner, A. T. Gilbert, and K. Laurent. 2009. Compendium of Avian Occurrence Information for the Continental Shelf Waters along the Atlantic Coast of the United States (Database Section – Seabirds). A final report for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Atlantic OCS Region, Herndon, VA. 50pp. Contract No. M08PG20033.
  • Gilbert, A.T., A.F. O'Connell, Jr., E.M. Annand, N.W. Talancy, J.R. Sauer, and J.D. Nichols. 2008. An inventory of terrestrial mammals at national parks in the Northeast Temperate Network and Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5247, 158 p. (Available at
  • Neckles, H. A., A. T. Gilbert, G. R. Guntenspergen, N. P. Danz, T. Hollenhorst, A. Little, J. Olker. 2007. Draft protocol for monitoring freshwater wetlands in national parks of the Northeast Temperate Network. National Park Service. 262 p.
  • Gilbert, A. T. and F. A. O'Connell. 2004. Retrieval, compilation, and organization of vertebrate and vascular plant voucher specimens originating from national parks. Pp. 400-405 In Harmon, D., B. M. Kilgore, and G. E. Vietzke, eds. 2004. Protecting Our Diverse Heritage: The Role of Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. Proceedings of the George Wright Society/National Park Service Joint Conference, April 14–18, 2003, San Diego, California. Hancock, MI: The George Wright Society.
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