Mike Rentz

Dr. Michael S Rentz

  • Assistant Teaching Professor


Contact Info

140 Science II

Research Area

Area of Expertise

  • Mammalogy


  • B.A in Biology, University of Minnesota-Morris 1994
  • PhD in Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota 2014

I would rather be lost in the woods than found in the city.

I focus on teaching at Iowa State, but my research interests are in how land use (particularly forestry) affects plant and mammal diversity and abundance.  I am also fascinated by food systems and local/global sustainability.  I think research is an integral part of an undergraduate education, and involve students as much as possible in my own work, and enable them in their work.  If you have passion and an idea, come see me!