Wildlife

WildlifeWildlife population dynamics and epidemiology of wildlife diseases and pathogen transmission.  Animal behavior and managing wildlife populations and wildlife-human interactions.

Projects

Iowa State University
  1. Largemouth Bass Population Dynamics
  2. White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival
  3. Ring-necked Pheasant Production/Movements
  4. White-tailed Deer High Antler Scoring
  5. Fingerling Walleye Survival
  6. Refining Waterfowl Surveys
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As human populations continue to grow, the management of wildlife species is becoming increasingly necessary. As stewards of wild populations, we have a responsibility to manage them with the most effective and ethical means possible. My research suggests that if we are to achieve this goal, we must better understand the potential individual- and population-level side-effects of our management practices. 

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The Iowa landscape and economy is dominated by production agriculture. Game and non-game wildlife species inhabiting the state are influenced by the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of wetland, prairie and forest habitats caused by intensifying agricultural practices.