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

Staff Member

Ian Riley

Ian Riley



  • BS University of Washington 2013


I grew up in Washington State and in 2013 earned my B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management with a focus on wildlife biology at the University of Washington. After I graduated, I primarily worked as a field assistant on greater sage-grouse research projects with the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Idaho. I enjoy watching birds, hiking, hunting, traveling, and listening to music.. In 2015, I was accepted at the University of Idaho as a Master's student and my research will focus on how grazing practices impact greater sage-grouse habitat, population demographics, and their behavior.

Research Publications Publication Date
Riley, I. P., and C. J. Conway. 2020. Methods for estimating vital rates of greater sage-grouse broods: A review. Wildlife Biology 2020:wlb.00700. September 2020
Riley, I. P., C. J. Conway, B. S. Stevens, and S. Roberts. 2021. Survival of greater sage-grouse broods: survey method affects disturbance, detection probability, and ability to detect age-specific mortality. Journal of Field Ornithology 92:88-102. doi: 10.1111/jofo.12356 April 2021
Riley, I. P., C. J. Conway, B. S. Stevens, and S. Roberts. 2021. Aural and visual detection of greater sage-grouse leks: implications for population trend estimates. Journal of Wildlife Management 85:508-519. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21991 January 2021
Presentations Presentation Date
Riley, I., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Estimating detection and survival probabilities of sage-grouse broods: a comparison of field methods. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 21 Mar 2019. March 2019