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

Idaho Staff Member


David Gotsch

David Gotsch

Email: dgotsch@uidaho.edu

Biography

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.

Presentations Presentation Date
Locatelli, A., C. J. Conway, D. Musil, K. Launchbaugh, S. Roberts, and D. Gotsch. 2016. Factors Influencing Nest Survival of Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in Southern Idaho. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Coeur d' Alene, ID. 23 Feb 2016. 2016-02-23
Gotsch, D., C.J. Conway, D.D. Musil, and S. Roberts. 2017. Prey for sage-grouse: Impacts of livestock grazing. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society. Albuquerque, NM. 27 Sep 2017. 2017-09-27
Gotsch, D., C. J. Conway, and D. Musil. 2017. Prey availability for sage-grouse chicks: effects of cattle grazing and vegetative structure. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 2 Mar 2017. 2017-03-02
Conway, C. J., J. W. Connelly, K. Launchbaugh, D. Gotsch, W. Pratt, P. Makela, D. Kemner, D. Musil, E. Strand, J. Robison, and J. Whiting. 2015. Effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-Grouse: a project update. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID. 10 Mar 2015. 2015-03-11