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

Staff Member

Mark Peyton

Mark Peyton



Mark was born and raised in Arizona. He received his bachelor's degree in forestry from Northern Arizona University. He received his master’s degree in wildlife science from Texas Tech University. Prior to starting his PhD studies, Mark worked for several years as wildlife biologist for the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico. His primary research experience includes conservation of “at-risk” wildlife and large mammal ecology. His current research focuses on mountain lion resource selection and behavior in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico.

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Ecology, Forest Ecology, Predator-Prey Dynamics

Taxon Groups Studied