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Dr. Daniel Barton
Phone: (707) 826-3430 Email: Daniel.Barton@humboldt.edu Status: Faculty
Life history evolution, basic and applied population ecology, and wildlife conservation. Courses taught: Conservation Biology, Principles of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology and Management, Ecology of Wildlife Populations.
Dr. Tim Bean
Population ecology and species distribution models of small mammals; conservation science; historical ecology; wildlife and humanities. Courses include: Introduction to Wildlife Conservation, Upland Habitat Ecology, Senior Thesis
Dr. Jeff Black
Behavior studies, waterfowl ecology and conservation. Courses include: Introduction to Wildlife, Waterfowl Ecology & Management, and Behavioral Ecology.
Dr. Richard Brown
Ecology and management of mammalian populations, communities, and associated disease agents. Courses include: Wildlife Diseases, Mammal Management, Environmental Ethics, and Animal Welfare Wildlife Policy.
Dr. Barbara Clucas
Animal behavior and urban ecology. Research focuses on interspecific interactions including predator-prey and human-wildlife relationships in urban areas.
Dr. Mark Colwell
Shorebird ecology, management of wetlands for shorebirds, refuge design. Courses include: Ornithology, Conservation Biology, Management of Shorebirds, Birds and Human Society.
Dr. Micaela Szykman Gunther
Research interests focus on reproductive behavior and its underlying physiology in social mammals. Her work is primarily based on field studies and uses naturally occurring variation in wild populations to address testable alternative evolutionary hypotheses in behavioral ecology. Courses include: Wildlife Techniques, Management of Mammals, Wildlife Ethology.
Dr. Matthew Johnson
Wildlife habitat relationships, habitat selection, ecology and conservation of migratory songbirds, tropical wildlife ecology. Courses include: Habitat Ecology, Advanced Habitat Ecology, Ornithology, Wildlife Techniques, Wildlife Conclave.
Dr. Sharon Kahara
Phone: (707) 826-3724 Email: email@example.com Status: Lecturer, Research Associate
Wetland ecosystem functioning in natural and modified landscapes as well as wetland wildlife use. Past research activities included evaluating impacts of urbanization on aquatic systems in a developing country, and investigating effects of climate and human activities on wetland ecosystem service delivery.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Status: Lecturer
Ecology, management, and conservation of mammalian carnivores and their habitats, wildlife responses to forest management and habitat restoration.
Adjunct and associate faculty are affiliated with the Wildlife Department but have positions in other agencies or organizations and do not teach classes on a regular basis. Adjunct faculty may advise up to three graduate students.
Status: Associate Faculty
Seabird Ecology, Conservation and restoration of seabird colonies.
Dr. Lowell Diller
Email: email@example.com Status: Adjunct Faculty
Population dynamics, habitat use, and foraging ecology of Spotted Owls in managed redwood forests. The effects of forest management on small mammals, and amphibians. Dr. Diller is the Senior Biologist for Simpson Timber Company in Korbel, CA.
Dr. Alan Franklin
Status: Adjunct Faculty
Research interests: ecology and dynamics of wildlife populations, especially in the context of management and conservation problems; spotted owls. Dr. Franklin is a research scientist for the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Dr. Judd Howell
Status: Adjunct Faculty
Mammalian population dynamics and management, e.g. tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore, wildlife-habitat relationships, effects of human activities on biodiversity in coastal ecosystems, raptor migration, effects of wind energy development on birds. Dr Howell is the director of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland.
Dr. Brian Hudgens
Phone: (707) 822-4258 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Status: Adjunct Faculty
Quantitative ecology and conservation biology. Integrating field studies with population models to predict population dynamics, disease spread in, and dispersal of rare, threatened and endangered species. Study species include amphibians, birds, birds and carnivores. Dr. Hudgens is a research ecologist at the Institute for Wildlife Studies in Arcata, CA.
Dr. Nils Warnock
Email: email@example.com Status: Adjunct Faculty
Shorebird migration and conservation, conservation of Alaska's public lands, Arctic ecology, flyway policy and protection, effects of oil on wildlife. Dr. Warnock is the Executive Director of Audubon Alaska and lives in Anchorage, AK.
Dr. Hartwell Welsh
Autecology and community structure of forest and riparian-associated herpetofauna in redwood and Douglas-fir/hardwood forests. The use of reptiles and amphibians as indicators for monitoring the status of ecosystems and investigations of the possible mechanisms contributing to declines in amphibians. Dr. Welsch is a Research Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service working out of Redwood Sciences Laboratory, Arcata, CA.
Dr. Steve Zack
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Status: Adjunct Faculty
The effects of fire on bird and small mammal communities, the interaction between snag decay processes and woodpecker foraging and cavity excavation, restoration ecology, the effects of oil development on nesting shorebirds. Dr. Zack is a scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society and lives in Portland, OR.
Dr. William Zielinski
Email: email@example.com Status: Associate Faculty
Research interests: carnivore conservation, forest mammals, bats. Dr. Zielinksi is a Research Scientist with the US Forest Service working out of Redwood Sciences Laboratory, Arcata, CA.
Phone: (707) 826-3458 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gilly Black is the Academic Advisor for Majors in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science and Environmental Management and Protection. Gilly's duties include meeting regularly with students to provide sound advising for course schedules, making recommendations on progress towards degree and helping freshmen and sophomore students to create personalized graduation plans.
Phone: (707) 826-4034 Email: email@example.com
As curator of the Wildlife museum, Tamar prepares, catalogs, and maintains bird and mammal specimens and exhibits for classes and research. She also is the primary contact person for oiled birds, and ensures our spill response facility is in a state of readiness.
Phone: (707) 826-3460 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wildlife and Fisheries stockroom is filled with equipment and supplies to support teaching and research such as binoculars and spotting scopes, mammal live-traps, aquatic sampling devices, GPS units, etc. With proper training, many of the items can be checked out to students enrolled is Wildlife classes for individual projects.Stockroom hours: 8:30 - 10:00 A.M. Monday through Friday, 2:00 - 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday except Tuesday, and by appointment.
Phone: (707) 826-3953 Email: email@example.com
Katherine Moon is the Administrative Support Coordinator for the Departments of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Katherine's duties include providing administrative support for the faculty, managing the budget, and assisting students.
ASA II - Vacant
Phone: (707) 826-3953
Provides administrative support in the Wildlife and Fisheries Department Office. In addition to answering the phone and assisting faculty and students, also maintains the web pages for the departments.