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Department of Ecology

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173460
Bozeman, MT 59717-3460

Tel: (406) 994-4548
Fax: (406) 994-3190
Location: 310 Lewis Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Roberts

Contact Us about the Fish & Wildlife Ecology and Management Program

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  • Dr. Robert Garrott - Prof. Wildlife Management: Ungulate ecology, population dynamics and population condition assessment.
  • Dr. Christopher Guy - Assistant Leader, Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Affiliate Associate Professor of Fisheries Management:  Applied fisheries science; population ecology; predator-prey interactions; fisheries management.

  • Dr. Andrea Litt - Asst. Professor: Effects of invasive species on wildlife, restoration ecology, quantitative ecology.
  • Dr. Billie Kerans - Prof Invertebrate Ecology:  Behavior, ecology and evolution of freshwater macro-invertebrates; Assessing the impact of human disturbances on freshwater ecosystems.
  • Dr. Thomas E. McMahon - Prof. Fisheries Management: Fish behavior and ecology, fish-habitat relationships, riparian management effects of fisheries.
  • Dr. Jay J. Rotella - Prof. Wildlife Management: Ecology, population dynamics, habitat relationships, and management of waterfowl, upland game birds, and non-game birds.
  • Dr. David Willey - Adjunct Research Associate Professor: Ecology; population dynamics; habitat relationships; and management of avian species.
  • Dr. Alexander V. Zale - Leader, Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit; Professor of Fisheries Management: Applied aquatic ecology, hydropower, reservoirs, fisheries management.


  • Judy Van Andel - Academic Coordinator for the Ecology Department Graduate and Undergraduate Programs. The graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Sciences and Fish and Wildlife Management. The undergraduate program offers a major in Biological Sciences with several options. Those include Organismal Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Fish & Wildlife Management, and Biology Teaching.
    • 406-994-2911 (Ecology Office)
    • 406-994-3190 (Fax Machine)

Graduate Students

  • For a list of graduate students, please see the web pages associated with individual faculty, where you will find a list of the students working with the chosen faculty member and a brief description of each student's project.


Updated: October 22, 2014

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