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Koprowski Conservation Research Laboratory
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
PhD, Biology, University of Kansas, 1991
MA, Zoology (Wildlife Ecology), Southern Illinois University, 1985
BS, Zoology (Wildlife Biology), Ohio State University, 1983
John L. Koprowski has been dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources since September 2020. He came to the University of Wyoming from the University of Arizona, where he was Director of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment since 2018 and a professor of wildlife conservation and management since 2000. At UA, he directed the Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit and the Mt. Graham Biology Programs and held affiliations with the Institute of the Environment and the Genetics Interdisciplinary Degree Program.
Dean Koprowski has taught undergraduate courses in wildlife conservation and management and graduate courses that deal with the complexity of environmental and conservation challenges in human-dominated landscapes. He has taught international courses in Ecuador, Mongolia, China, and Italy. He brings a passion for interdisciplinary teaching that is rich in experiential learning in order to immerse students in the grand challenges that our society faces. Dean Koprowski strives to empower and embolden students to make a difference.
John’s research program has focused on the ecology, conservation, and management of biodiversity through community based approaches in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Nepal, China, Mongolia, South Africa, and numerous other international locations. With more than 180 peer-reviewed articles and books, John and his nearly 50 graduate students have worked to provide data-informed solutions to conservation challenges. His efforts in wildlife conservation have led to his election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Wildlife Society, and the Linnean Society of London.
Dean Koprowski brings a passion for addressing important challenges, an appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues, considerable leadership and administrative experience, and vision to expand the reach of the Haub School. He believes in the efforts of the Haub School to advance the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resource challenges in the West and around the world through its educational, research, outreach, and collaborative problem-solving programs.
Koprowski, JL, Krausman, PR. 2019. International Wildlife Management: Conservation Challenges in a Changing World, Johns Hopkins University Press.
Merrick, M.J., Greer, V.L., Morandini, M., Koprowski, J.L. 2020. Endemic population response to increasingly severe fire: a cascade of endangerment. Bioscience, in press.
Paudel, S., Koprowski, J.L., Cove, M. 2020. Seasonal flow dynamics exacerbate overlap between artisanal fisheries and imperiled Ganges River Dolphins Nature Scientific Reports, in press.
Hale, S.L., Koprowski, J.L., Archer, S.R., 2020. The reintroduction of a small, native herbivore could limit woody plant proliferation in grasslands. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:233. doi:10.3389/fevo.2020.00233.
Abercrombie, S.T., Koprowski, J.L, Nichols, M.H., Fehmi, J.S., 2019. Native lagomorphs suppress grass establishment in a shrub-encroached, semi-arid grassland. Ecology and Evolution. DOI 10.1002/ece3.473
Granillo, K., Hoagland, S., Kessler, W., Koprowski, J., Zummo-Strong, K., 2019. Moving forward: how do we change the culture of sexual harassment against women. Wildlife Professional 13:37-40.
Jo, Y-S., Baccus, J, Koprowski, JL. 2018. Mammals of Korea. Ministry of Biological Resources, Korea.
Koprowski, J.L., K.E. Munroe. 2017. The professional interview: preparing for success. Pp. 158-165, In: Henke, S.E., Krausman, P.R. (eds.) Becoming a Wildlife Professional, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.