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I am a population ecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During my career, I have studied wild animals and their landscapes, as well as the people who make decisions in those spaces. I spend half of my time as Associate Dean for Experiential Learning in our College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, supporting partnerships and efforts to train students to make an impact on our world. I teach courses 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. 

I have teaching collaborations, research collaborations, and administrative partnerships. All of these partners, and the students we support, are the reason I get up in the morning. 

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: co-edited with my colleague Kevin Pope with a host of incredible experts in both fisheries and wildlife fields: Harvest of Fish and Wildlife: New Paradigms for Sustainable Management 

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 2024!

Find me: 3310 Holdrege Street  |  419 Hardin Hall  |  School of Natural Resources  |  University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  Lincoln, NE  68583-0974  |  Tel: 402-472-6825  Fax: 402-472-2946

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