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Dr. Mike Mitchell


  • Graduate Research Seminar (2018)
  • Decision making in natural resources (2014)
  • Research Design (2009)
  • Research Design (2008)
  • Graduate Research Seminar (2007)
  • Graduate Research Seminar (2006)
  • Spatial Ecology of Animals (2004)
  • Spatial Ecology of Animals (2001)
  • Ecology and Conservation of Predators (2000)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 17

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 41


Contact Us

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Missoula, MT 59812-1120 Phone: (406) 243 - 4388 Fax: (406) 243 - 6064 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Mike Mitchell

Mike was born on Okinawa and grew up an Air Force brat, living in the Midwest and Southeast. He did his undergraduate work at James Madison University, graduating with a BS in Biology. Afterwards he joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he flew UH-1N Hueys and achieved the rank of Captain. After leaving the Corps, Mike enrolled in graduate school at North Carolina State University where he earned a MS in Wildlife Biology (studying small mammals in eastern North Carolina) and a PhD in Zoology (studying black bears in the Appalachian Mountains). Since then, Mike has served as the Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife) in the Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and Unit Leader of the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit.

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute