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Austin Allison


I grew up in St. Louis, MO, cultivating in myself a love of animals and the outdoors at very young age. I earned a B.S. in Biology from Colorado College in 2013. After graduating, I spent a summer working for the US Forest Service in Montana. I then returned to Colorado, where I spent two years as a research technician with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, working on a project investigating plague in prairie dogs. Here at the University of Idaho I am working as a research assistant and field crew leader for a PhD student, conducting research towards the conservation of the northern Idaho ground squirrel. I spend most of my free time exploring the wilderness, cycling, and listening to music.

Research Interests

My research interests are not yet fully formed - there is so much interesting work to be done within the confines of ecology - but I am especially interested in anthropogenic effects on wildlife population demography, whether through ecosystem fragmentation, the introduction of invasive species, or other ecological disturbances.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355


Contact Information

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