Senior Research Scientist
Department: Western Transportation Institute
University System: Montana State University - Bozeman
Research into the ecological effects of roads crosses several disciplines but relies on the successful integration of transportation engineering and conservation biology. Since 1996, I have been directing long-term research assessing the impacts of highways and the performance of their mitigation measures designed to reduce fragmentation of wildlife habitat. Since 2002, I’ve been continuing research in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and contracted as a research wildlife biologist for the Western Transportation Institute (WTI, College of Engineering) at Montana State University. My research focuses on developing science-based solutions to the increasing problem of expanding road systems and the conservation of landscapes and animal populations.