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Dr. 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, mountain lions, and black bears.

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

  • Bassing, S.B., D.E. Ausband, M.S. Mitchell, P. Lukacs, A. Keever, G. Hale, and L. Waits. 2018. Stable pack abundance and distribution in a harvested wolf population. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  • Krohner, J., and D.E. Ausband. 2018. Associations between sympatric apex predators across a diverse landscape. Mammal Research.
  • Horne, J., D.E. Ausband, M. Hurley, J. Struthers, J.E. Berg, and K. Groth. 2018. Integrated population model to improve knowledge and management of Idaho wolves. Journal of Wildlife Management.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Idaho Other Professional Positions and Memberships

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

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 101

Presentations: 241


Contact Information

Tel: (208) 885 - 1172

Current Students

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute