Department: W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
University System: University of Montana - Missoula
My primary research interests fall into the realm of mammalian ecology/physiology. I have studied the reproductive biology of numerous mammalian species (soricids, ursids, mustelids) and have directed studies on the reintroduction of sensitive and threatened species (fisher, swift fox, black-tailed prairie dogs) as well as disease ecology studies (e.g., plague, relapsing fever). My recent book, Mammals of Montana, summarizes information on all 109 of Montana's mammal species and is used as a reference source for agency personnel as well as K-12 programs. I received my Ph.D. at the University of Idaho and held a post-doctoral position at the University of Tennessee before accepting a position in the Biology Department at the University of Rhode Island where I taught for five years.