Shepard, Brad

Senior Aquatic Scientist
North American Aquatic Program
Wildlife Conservation Society
Professional Summary: 

Leads research efforts collecting broad-scale and long-term information on effects of habitat fragmentation, climate change, non-native fish, and oil and gas development on native aquatic species in the Yellowstone Rockies area. Received Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Fish and Wildlife from Montana State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Fish Resources from the University of Idaho. Worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for 30 years conducting applied research, surveying and monitoring aquatic species, and developing and implementing native salmonid conservation programs throughout Montana. These programs focused on conservation of native cutthroat trout, bull trout, and arctic grayling. Worked with the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit and Ecology Department at Montana State University in Bozeman since 1993 and remains affiliated with them as an Affiliate Assistant Professor. Worked as a private fisheries consultant for 10 years. Author or co-author on over 20 peer-reviewed scientific and popular articles related to fish conservation and management.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
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UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
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UM Director: Maury Valett


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