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Bryan Stevens

Bryan Stevens


  • Ph D Michigan State University 2016
  • MS University of Idaho 2012
  • MS University of Idaho 2011
  • BS University of Idaho 2008
  • Hocking College 2006


I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Resources and a M.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Idaho, as well as a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. My postdoctoral research is focused on modeling the distribution and abundance of wetland birds.

Research Interests

Wildlife ecology and management, applied population ecology, structured decision making, statistical ecology

My research interests are focused on the intersection of ecology, natural resource management, and applied statistics, including population and statistical ecology, landscape-scale conservation of wildlife, and decision-theoretic applications in conservation and resource management. This work spans a variety of species and study systems (both terrestrial and aquatic), where a unifying theme is application of advanced statistical and ecological modeling tools to address real-world challenges in the conservation and management of animal populations.

Research Publications

  • Stevens, B., and C.J. Conway. 2019. Predicting species distributions: unifying model selection and scale optimization for multi-scale occupancy models. Ecosphere 10(5):e02748.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 249

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 680

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4251


Contact Information

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey