Dr. Jack Hopkins

PRESIDENT

Jack is a wildlife ecologist interested in carnivore foraging behavior, human-wildlife conflict, and stable isotope ecology. Much of his research aims to inform wildlife conservation, management, and policy.

Dr. Tristan Burgess

VICE PRESIDENT

Tristan is a wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist who works at the interface of behavioral and foraging ecology with animal health. He consults on wildlife health to state and federal agencies, NGOs and the nation’s finest zoos and aquaria.

Dr. Kathleen Dunckel

Instructor

Kathleen’s research is focused on modeling species distributions and climate change effects using GIS, remote sensing, and field studies. She is interested in the influence of landscape-scale factors on wildlife and the effects of land use on landscape patterns and ecosystems.

Dr. Jake Ferguson

Instructor

Jake is a quantitative ecologist. His work aims to improve the accuracy of forecasts made by animal population models. He often takes past predictions from population viability analyses and compares them to current observations.

Dr. Jeff Stetz

Instructor

Jeff is a wildlife biologist with 20 years experience studying abundance, demography, and resource selection of grizzly and black bears. He has also developed population monitoring methods for cougars and river otters.

Dr. Dajun Wang

Instructor

Dajun’s research focuses on the habitat and population management of endangered wildlife under threat of a changing landscape in China, including giant pandas, snow leopards, Przewalski’s gazelles, and brown bears.