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Federal Staff

David Ausband

David Ausband Assistant Unit Leader Tel: (208) 885 - 1172

I am originally from Pennsylvania and that is the place where I first learned that I had a passion for all things wildlife. When I was 25 I decided to study wildlife biology at The University of Montana. Since that time I have conducted research on snowshoe hares, swift foxes, gray wolves, mountain lions, and black bears.

Dr. Courtney Conway, Unit Leader of the Idaho Research Unit

Courtney Conway Unit Leader Website: http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/faculty/conway Tel: (208) 885 - 6176

I received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology & Ecology from the University of Montana. I grew up in Cincinnati and spent many of my weekends camping, hiking, backpacking, and climbing in OH, KY, and WV. I was motivated to find a career where I could continue to do these activities as part of my job, while still contributing to science.

Michael Quist, Assistant Unit Leader

Michael Quist Assistant Unit Leader Website: http://webpages.uidaho.edu/quistlab/ Tel: (208) 885 - 4064

Mike received his BS in Fishery Resources from the University of Idaho, MS in Biology from Kansas State University, and a PhD in Biology from Kansas State University. Mike joined the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2010, where he is an Assistant Unit Leader and Associate Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho.

University Staff

Harpo Faust

Eamon Harrity

Eamon Harrity

I received a B.S in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vermont in 2011 and spent the following 4 years exploring the field of wildlife biology through seasonal research positions. My current research focuses on the dispersal behavior of juvenile Yuma Ridgway’s Rails (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis).

Andrew Meyers

Andrew Meyers

I'm originally from the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. I earned my BS at the University of Idaho and my MS from New Mexico State University. In my free time I enjoy hunting, hiking, playing music, and snowsports.

Marta Ree

Bryan Stevens

Bryan Stevens

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.

Students and Post Docs

Austin Allison

Austin Allison

I grew up in St. Louis, MO, cultivating in myself a love of animals and the outdoors at very young age. I earned a B.S. in Biology from Colorado College in 2013. After graduating, I spent a summer working for the US Forest Service in Montana. I then returned to Colorado, where I spent two years as a research technician with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, working on a project investigating plague in prairie dogs. Here at the University of Idaho I am conducting research towards the conservation of the northern Idaho ground squirrel. I spend most of my free time exploring the wilderness, cycling, and listening to music.

Aaron Black

Abigain Cano Perez

Orion Cardenas-Ritzert

Emily Cook

Harpo Faust

Taylor Fletcher

David Gotsch

David Gotsch

I grew up in the Midwest and received a BS in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois in 2010. Since graduating I have worked as a technician on a sharp-tailed grouse and a sage-grouse research project for the Idaho Dept of Fish & Game and the University of Idaho. My master’s research focuses on how spring cattle grazing influences sage-grouse population demographics, nesting behavior, and habitat characteristics. In my free time I enjoy hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, hunting and fishing.

Megan Heller

Megan Heller

I was raised in Boise, Idaho and fell in love with all aspects of the outdoors as a kid. After high school I moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and played in the snow for several years, as well as attended a community college to begin my education in biology. I moved back to Idaho and finished my B.S. in biology at Boise State, graduating in 2016. Before and after finishing my degree, I worked several seasonal positions with Idaho Fish and Game monitoring anadromous fish in Idaho’s central mountains. I am currently working toward an M.S. in the lab of Dr. Mike Quist. My thesis research is investigating the production of wild Bonneville Cutthroat Trout in Bear Lake in southern Idaho and providing insight to help with future management decisions regarding this important fishery. My free time is mostly spent fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and keeping my dog entertained.

Nolan Helmstetter

Autumn Herrington

Will Lubenau

William Lubenau

Will grew up in southern New Mexico, always fishing. He received a B.S. in wildlife science with a focus in aquatic ecology and management from New Mexico State University. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Will returned to work in Idaho to assist with Burbot and White Sturgeon research on the Kootenai River. Immediately following, he moved to Yellowstone National Park and worked as a fisheries technician primarily working with grayling and native cutthroat trout throughout the park. Will is currently in the laboratory of Dr. Mike Quist researching catch and release mortality of wild Snake River basin steelhead in Idaho. His free time is spent fishing and tying flies.

Carl Lundblad

Carl Lundblad

A native of New Mexico and Arizona, I've spent most of my life in the desert southwest exploring its wild lands as an enthusiastic traveler, hiker, birdwatcher, naturalist, and student of ecology.

Darcy McCarrick

Darcy McCarrick

I grew up in northern California and spent most of my free time hiking, exploring the state and national parks, and looking for critters in tide pools at the coast. I have a B.S. in Plant and Wildlife Ecology with an emphasis in Fisheries. I have worked for Idaho Department of Fish and Game on the South Fork Snake River for two seasons and for Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission on the Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Program for one season. I am currently a M.S. student in the laboratory of Dr. Mike Quist. My research focuses on Utah Chub and Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout interactions in Henrys Lake, Idaho.

John Nelson

Neil Paprocki

A native of New York State, I received my B.S. in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University and my M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University. My dissertation research is focused on the movement ecology of raptors.

Peter Rebholz

Kaitlyn Strickfaden

Ty Styhl

J. Styhl

A 5th generation Idahoan, I grew up in and around the mountains of southeastern Idaho. In 2015, I earned an A.S. in biology with an emphasis in natural resources from the College of Western Idaho (CWI) and a B.S. in ecology and conservation biology with minors in wildlife resources and statistics in 2018 from the University of Idaho (UI).

Anne Yen

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 101

Presentations: 262

 

Contact Us

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Moscow, ID 83844-1141 Phone: (208) 885 - 6336 Fax: (208) 885 - 9080 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Courtney Conway
Dr. Courtney Conway, Unit Leader of the Idaho Research Unit

I received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Zoology from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology & Ecology from the University of Montana. I grew up in Cincinnati and spent many of my weekends camping, hiking, backpacking, and climbing in OH, KY, and WV. I was motivated to find a career where I could continue to do these activities as part of my job, while still contributing to science.

Links

  1. Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute