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Bryan Stevens

Bryan Stevens


  • Ph D Michigan State University 2016
  • MS University of Idaho 2012
  • MS University of Idaho 2011
  • BS University of Idaho 2008
  • Hocking College 2006


I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Resources and a M.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Idaho, as well as a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. My postdoctoral research is focused on modeling the distribution and abundance of wetland birds.

Research Interests

Wildlife ecology and management, applied population ecology, structured decision making, statistical ecology

My research interests are focused on the intersection of ecology, natural resource management, and applied statistics, including population and statistical ecology, landscape-scale conservation of wildlife, and decision-theoretic applications in conservation and resource management. This work spans a variety of species and study systems (both terrestrial and aquatic), where a unifying theme is application of advanced statistical and ecological modeling tools to address real-world challenges in the conservation and management of animal populations.

Research Publications

  • Stevens, B. S., and C. J. Conway. 2020. Mapping habitat suitability at range-wide scales: spatially-explicit distribution models to inform conservation and research for marsh birds. Conservation Science and Practice 2:e178.
  • Stevens, B., and C.J. Conway. 2020. Predictive multi-scale occupancy models at range-wide extents: effects of habitat and human disturbance on distributions of wetland birds. Diversity and Distributions 26:34-48.
  • Stevens, B. S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Identifying Important Military Installations for Continental-Scale Conservation of Marsh Bird Breeding Habitat. Journal of Environmental Management 252:e109664.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 141

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 237

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 670

Scientific Publications: 1888

Presentations: 4154


Contact Information

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey