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Wildland Resources Directory

Wildland Resources Faculty

Our award winning faculty are who make the Wildland Resources Department successful and recognized. Members of our faculty are frequently looking to recruit graduate students, these faculty members will have their link button highlighted green.


Peter Adler

Dr. Peter B. Adler

Professor (Community ecology, population ecology, theory, climate change, global change)

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Karen Beard

Dr. Karen H. Beard

Professor (Conservation biology)

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Beth Burritt

Beth Burritt

Extension Associate Professor (Diet selection, livestock behavior, rangelands, herbivory)

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Julia Burton

Dr. Julia Burton

Research Assistant Professor (Forest Community Ecology, Silviculture, Landscape Ecology)

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Fee Busby

Dr. Fee Busby

Professor (Effects of livestock grazing)

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Mark Chynoweth

Dr. Mark Chynoweth

Assistant Professor (Conservation biology)

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Mary Conner

Dr. Mary Conner

Research Associate Professor (Wildlife population ecology)

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Michael Conover

Dr. Michael R. Conover

Professor (Berryman Institute, animal behavior, wildlife damage management)

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David Dahlgren

Dr. David Dahlgren

Assistant Professor 
(Extension Specialist, Wildlife and Rangeland Habitat)

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Johan du Toit

Dr. Johan T. du Toit

Professor (Ecology, evolutionary biology, zoology)

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Thomas Edwards

Dr. Tom C. Edwards

Professor (Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, biological resources)

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Dr. Shandra Nicole Frey

Extension Associate Professor (Wildlife ecology)

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Eric Gese

Dr. Eric M. Gese

Professor (USDA National Wildlife Research Center, predator behavior and ecology)

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Frank Howe

Dr. Frank Howe

Adjunct Associate Professor (DWR Liaison)

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Kris Hulvey

Dr. Kristin Hulvey

Assistant Professor (Ecosystem services, biological invasions, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning)

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Mike King

Dr. Michael M. King

Associate Professor

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Mike Kuhns

Dr. Michael R. Kuhns

Department Head and Professor (Forestry, arboriculture, tree physiology, urban forestry)

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Andrew Kulmatiski

Dr. Andrew Kulmatiski

Assistant Professor (Plant-Soil Interactions)

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James Long

Dr. James N. Long

Professor (Stand dynamics, forest production ecology, silviculture)

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Dr. Jim Lutz

Assistant Professor (Forest Ecology)

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Dan MacNulty

Dr. Daniel R. MacNulty

Associate Professor (Wildlife ecology)

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Darren McAvoy

Darren J. McAvoy

Extension Assistant Professor (Director of the Utah Forest Landowner Educ. Program and Chair of the Utah Biomass Resources Group)

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Terry Messmer

Dr. Terry A. Messmer

Professor, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Director Jack H. Berryman Institute and Utah Community-Base Conservation Program

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Karen Mock

Dr. Karen E. Mock

 Professor (Genetics)

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Doug Ramsey

Dr. R. Douglas Ramsey

Professor (Remote sensing, geographic information systems, landscape ecology, spatial analysis)

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Geno Schupp

Dr. Eugene W. Schupp

Professor (Plant ecology, restoration ecology)

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Eric Thacker

Dr. Eric Thacker

Assistant Professor (Rangelands, shrub ecology, habitat, grazing, fire)

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Kari Veblen

Dr. Kari E. Veblen

Associate Professor (Plant community ecology, livestock-wildlife-plant interactions, restoration)

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Juan Villabla

Dr. Juan J. Villalba

Professor (Foraging behavior)

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Larissa Yocom

Dr. Larissa Yocom

Assistant Professor (Fire and forest ecology)

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Julie Young

Dr. Julie Young

Associate Professor (USDA National Wildlife Research Center, wildlife ecology)

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