littMy primary research interests include understanding the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on  wildlife communities and populations. I and my students examine changes to wildlife resulting from various human activities including invasive plants, altered disturbance regimes, and changes in land use.  We work on a diversity of taxa, based on the ecological question of interest. Here are some photos of us at work.

teach mammalogy and the capstone course in fish and wildlife ecology and management at the undergraduate level, as well as a graduate course in wildlife-habitat relationships

I'm also co-host (with Chris Guy) of a podcast called "Today's Voices of Conservation Science", which is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and on our website


Lab News:  Check out all of the exciting things that are happening in the lab and the Ecology department!  

For the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be on sabbatical - spending time working with Dr. Dean Pearson at the Rocky Mountain Research Center, Dr. Josh Schimel at the University of CA - Santa Barbara, and multiple researchers in Antarctica.                                                                                                                                            

Current Science:  Click here to read interesting current findings about animals and ecology...      

Available positions:   none at this time

 montana state university fish and wildlife ecology and management program. Educating natural resource professionals since 1936