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

Idaho Staff Member


Bryan Stevens

Bryan Stevens

Email: bstevens@uidaho.edu

Education

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

Biography

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 Interest

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 Publication Date
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. | Abstract 2019-12-31
Stevens, B., and C.J. Conway. 2019. Predicting species distributions: unifying model selection and scale optimization for multi-scale occupancy models. Ecosphere 10(5):e02748. | Abstract 2019-07-31
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. | Abstract 2020-02-28
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. | Abstract 2019-11-30
Manning, S. E., B. S. Stevens, and D. M. Williams. 2019. Simulated performance of multi-year regulation cycles for wild turkeys. Journal of Wildlife Management 83(5):1032-1042. | Abstract 2019-10-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Stevens, B.S., and C.J. Conway. 2017. Developing range-wide occupancy models for king rails: optimizing predictive capabilities across spatial scales. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society. Albuquerque, NM. 24 Sep 2017. 2017-09-24
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Developing predictive distribution models for secretive marsh birds: occupancy and spatial modeling to facilitate habitat conservation. The Wildlife Society, Cleveland, OH. 9 Oct 2018. 2018-10-09
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Predicting black rail breeding habitat: spatial models to identify anthropogenic threats and facilitate conservation. The Waterbird Society, Salisbury, Maryland. 8 Nov 2019. 2019-11-08
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Species distribution model for eastern Black Rails. USFWS Webinar. 29 May 2019. 2019-05-29
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Spatial models to facilitate broad-scale conservation of breeding habitat for secretive marsh birds. American Ornithological Society. Anchorage, AK. 26 Jun 2019. 2019-06-26
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Predicting breeding habitat for marsh birds: Models to facilitate spatial conservation planning. USFWS Webinar. 11 Jun 2019. 2019-06-11
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Predicting black rail breeding habitat: range-wide models to identify anthropogenic threats and facilitate conservation. Joint Meeting of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society, Reno, NV. 2 Oct 2019. 2019-10-02
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Mapping marsh bird breeding habitat: rangewide models to guide strategic conservation. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID. 20 Mar 2019. 2019-03-20
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2019. Assessing the importance of wetlands on DoD installations for the persistence of wetland-dependent birds in North America. U.S. Department of Defense Natural Resources Program National Webinar Series. 7 Feb 2019. 2019-02-07
Stevens, B.S., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Estimating animal abundance with removal models. North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Bismark, ND. 25 Jan 2018. INVITED. 2018-01-25
Stevens, B., and C. J. Conway. 2018. Developing predictive distribution models for secretive marsh birds: Occupancy and spatial modeling to facilitate habitat conservation. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Idaho Falls, ID. 7 Mar 2018. 2018-03-07
Stevens, B. S., J. R. Bence, W. F. Porter, and M. L. Jones. 2018. Developing robust fall harvest targets for managing assessment-limited wild turkey populations. Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Wild Turkey Working Group Meeting, Bismarck, AR. May 2018 2018-05-01
Stevens, B. S., J. R. Bence, M. L. Jones, W. F. Porter, D. R. Luukkonen, C. A. Stewart, and D. M. Williams. 2018. Stakeholders, statistics, and structured decision making: building a foundation for adaptive management of wild turkey harvests in Michigan. Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Wild Turkey Working Group Meeting, Bismarck, AR May 2018. 2018-05-09
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
Crawford, J. C., B. S. Stevens, and W. F. Porter. 2018. Simulated effects of heterogeneity in catchability on population inferences for wild turkeys. Midwest Deer and Wild Turkey Study Group Meeting. Little Camp, MN, October 2018 2018-10-01
Conway, C. J., and B. S. Stevens. 2019. Marsh bird monitoring and data management for North America. Atlantic Flyway Council meeting. Kitty Hawk, NC. 26 Feb 2019. 2019-02-26