Dr. Jack Hopkins


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


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


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


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. Darryl MacKenzie

Dr. Jeff Stetz


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


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.



Darryl is an internationally renowned biometrician, known for his work in developing occupancy models. He also teaches other commonly used statistical techniques including mark-recapture and distance sampling.