Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Staff Member


Amanda Goldberg

Amanda Goldberg

Email: gold1163@vandals.uidaho.edu

Education

  • MS Kansas State University 2012
  • BS University of Massachusetts Amherst 2005
  • Other Mount Holyoke College 2003
  • Other Skidmore College 2002

Biography

I earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.S. from Kansas State University. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, hiking, canoeing, and photography.

Research Interest

My current research is focused on conservation of the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel which is a federally listed threatened species. My previous research focused on demography of black-tailed prairie dogs and assessing the presence of plague in small mammal populations (prairie dogs, golden-mantled ground squirrels, chipmunks, mice and rats) throughout various areas of the western United States.

Research Publications Publication Date
Goldberg, A.R., C. J. Conway, D. E. Biggins, G. Burak, and D. Evans Mack. 2018. Yersinia pestis, Fleas, Sylvatic Plague, and Persistence of a Federally Threatened Ground Squirrel. The Vector 12(1): 2-7 2018-03-31
Goldberg, A. R., C. J. Conway, and D. E. Biggins. 2020. Flea sharing among sympatric rodent hosts: implications for potential plague effects on a threatened sciurid. Ecosphere 11(2):e03033 2020-02-28
Burak, G.S., A.R. Goldberg, J.M. Galloway, D. Evans Mack, and C.J. Conway. 2018. Partner-based research collaboration guiding on-the-ground conservation efforts for a threatened Idaho endemic - the northern Idaho ground squirrel. The Wildlife Professional 12(5):39-42. 2018-11-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Smith, J., G. Vaziri, S. Cunningham, A.R. Goldberg, and C.J. Conway. 2015. Effects of cattle grazing on seed availability in northern Idaho ground squirrel colonies. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID. 10 Mar 2015. 2015-03-10
Helmstetter, N., C.J. Conway, and A. Goldberg. 2017. Using Morphometrics to Estimate Age of Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels (Urocitellus brunneus). Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research. Boise, ID. 26 Jul 2017. 2017-07-26
Helmstetter, N., C.J. Conway, A.R. Goldberg, and B.S. Stevens. 2019. Predicting habitat suitability for a threatened ground squirrel: balancing model complexity and spatial transferability. Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society, Reno, NV. 30 Sep 2019. 2019-09-30
Goldberg, A.R., C.J. Conway, D. Evans-Mack, and G. Burak. 2017. Effects of microclimate change on Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel hibernation. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 2 Mar 2017. 2017-03-02
Goldberg, A.R., C.J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, and G. Burak. 2020. Year-round habitat selection: impacts on hibernation behavior and survival of the northern Idaho ground squirrel. American Society of Mammalogists, Boulder, CO. 8 Jun 2020. 2020-06-08
Goldberg, A.R., C.J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, G. Burak, and D.E. Biggins. 2018. Effects of sylvatic plague on northern Idaho ground squirrels. Third Annual USFWS Science of the Service Symposium. Portland, OR. 17 Apr 2018. 2018-04-17
Goldberg, A.R., C. J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, G. Burak, and D.E. Biggins. 2017. Effects of sylvatic plague on northern Idaho ground squirrels. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Moscow, ID. 22 Jun 2017. 2017-06-22
Goldberg, A.R., C. J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, G. Burak, and D.E. Biggins. 2017. Effects of sylvatic plague on northern Idaho ground squirrels. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society. Albuquerque, NM. 26 Sep 2017. 2017-09-26
Goldberg, A. R., C. J. Conway, and D. Evans Mack. 2014. Why are Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels so Rare? Joint Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 4 March 2014. 2014-03-04
Goldberg, A. R., C. J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, and E. Yensen. 2015. Why have populations of Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels declined? Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID. 10 Mar 2015. 2015-03-11
Goldberg, A. R., C. J. Conway, D. Evans Mack, G. Burak, and D. E. Biggins. 2016. Effects of sylvatic plague on Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Coeur d' Alene, ID. 23 Feb 2016. 2016-02-25
Garrett, M., S. Barbosa, K. R. Andrews, A. Goldberg, P. A. Hohenlohe, C. J. Conway, and L. Waits. 2020. Evaluating genetic diversity and distinctiveness of Northern and Southern Idaho ground squirrel populations using adaptive and neutral loci. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Moscow, ID. 11 March 2020. 2020-03-11
Conway, C.J., and A.R. Goldberg. 2017. Effects of forest restoration treatments on the northern Idaho ground squirrel. Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel Technical Team Meeting. Boise, ID. 13 Nov 2017. 2017-11-13
Conway, C.J., and A. Goldberg. 2019. Effects of experimental forest restoration treatments, diet, and plague of the threatened Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel. Payette National Forest Supervisors Office. McCall, ID. 26 Apr 2019. 2019-04-26
Conway, C.J., and A. Goldberg. 2018. Effects of forest restoration on abundance and diet of Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels. Annual NIDGS Technical Team Meeting. McCall, ID. 6 Dec 2018. 2018-12-06
Barbosa, S., K. Andrews, A. Goldberg, D. Singh-Gour, B. Bosworth, P. Hohenlohe, C.J. Conway, and L. Waits. 2019. Landscape genomics of adaptive differentiation in two sister species of Idaho ground squirrels. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 21 Mar 2019. 2019-03-21
Barbosa, S., K. Andrews, A. Goldberg, D. Singh-Gour, B. Bosworth, P. Hohenlohe, C. J. Conway, and L. Waits. 2019. Landscape genomics of adaptive differentiation in two sister species of Idaho Ground Squirrels. Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society, Reno, NV. 1 Oct 2019. 2019-10-01