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I am a population ecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I study wild animals and their landscapes. I teach courses that are designed to improve students' ability to make decisions for conservation. I work with colleagues to develop programs to support student learning and experiential education. I am a member of the Applied Ecology Faculty in the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Landscapes for our future


I rarely work in isolation. 

Honestly, it is difficult to define 'my lab' because of all of my collaborations--and that is how I prefer to work. 


Click below to go to my lab page, where you can see current grad students and link to pages with former students and postdoctoral associates from my research teams.

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​Book: You can order my new wildlife management textbook here!  Principles for Management of Fisheries and Wildlife
The Manager as Decision-maker

Book: You can order Great Plains Birds here!

Watch highlights from our UNL 2019 Namibia study trip hereWe are headed back in 2022!