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David Ausband

David Ausband


  • Ph D University of Montana 2015
  • MS University of Montana 2005
  • BS University of Montana 2003


I am originally from Pennsylvania and that is the place where I first learned that I had a passion for all things wildlife. When I was 25 I decided to study wildlife biology at The University of Montana. Since that time I have conducted research on snowshoe hares, swift foxes, gray wolves, and mountain lions.

Research Interests

carnivore ecology, behavioral ecology, noninvasive sampling, effects of management actions on wildlife populations

Teaching Interests

I plan to teach graduate courses in Wildlife Conservation and Management and Science Communication.

Research Publications

  • Ausband, D.E., J.Young, B. Fannin, M.S. Mitchell, J.L. Stenglein, L.P. Waits, and J.A. Shivik. 2011. Hair of the dog: obtaining samples from coyotes and wolves noninvasively. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:105-111. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Gude, J. A., M. S. Mitchell, D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, and E. E. Bands. 2009. Internal validation of predicitive logistic regression models for decision making in wildlife management. Wildlife Biology.
  • Mitchell, M. S., D. E. Ausband, C. A. Sime, E. E. Bangs, M. Jimenez, C. M. Mack, T. J. Meier, M. S. Nadeau, and D. W. Smith. 2008. Estimation of successful breeding pairs for wolves in the U. S. northern Rocky Mountains. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:881-891.

Completed Projects

Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • David AusbandSwift Fox Conservation Team Research Committee (August 2012 - May 2015)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417


Contact Information

Tel: (208) 292 - 7782

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey