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Zoology and Physiology|College of Arts and Sciences

Steven W. Buskirk
Professor • (307) 766-5626   

B.S., Biology, University of Redlands, Redlands, California, 1969
M.S., Zoology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1972
Ph.D., Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1983

Research Interests:

The research done by my students and me concerns a wide range of basic and applied questions in mammalian ecology. My sharpest focus is on the ecology and conservation of carnivores and their prey, and my students and I have studied martens, sables, ferrets, badgers, fishers, mongooses, foxes, and lynx. We have studied many other mammalian taxa as well. The approaches and tools that we use are selected according to the needs of the study, and include field studies of habitats and populations, observations of behavior, lab and field studies of ecological energetics, studies of population genetics using DNA markers, biogeography, and geographic information analyses of broad-scale distribution.   


My teaching includes Mammalogy in the fall semesters, Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management in spring 2009, Writing in Zoology in spring 2010, and graduate seminars in some semesters.


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