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Montana Wildlife People

Federal Staff

Thomas Martin Assistant Unit Leader Website: http://www.umt.edu/MCWRU/personnel/martin/default.aspx Tel: (406) 243 - 5372

Mike Mitchell Unit Leader Website: http://www.umt.edu/MCWRU/personnel/MikeMitchell/default.aspx Tel: (406) 243 - 4390

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.

University Staff

Tina Anderson Tel: (406) 243 - 4388

Richard Aracil

Connor Armstad

David Ausband Tel: (406) 243 - 4329

Cayla Daily

Genevieve Day

Jesse DeVoe

Macy Dugan

Aubrey Gardner

Nicole Guido

Karl Heide

Devin Hendricks

Brett Howland

Kumara MacLeod

Kristen Oliver

Maggie Riordan

Liam Rossier

Katherine Ruffenach

Morgan Slevin

Sarah Straughan

Jane Wong

Elise Zarri

Students and Post Docs

Kristin Barker

Sarah Bassing

Andrew Boyce

Ed Conrad

Karolina Fierro-Calderon

Shannon Forshee

James Goerz

Former active-duty US Marine, completed B.S. in wildlife biology at UM 2014, and currently pursuing M.S. in wildlife biology at UM researching moose demography in E. Washington

Forest Hayes

Teagan Hayes

Charles Henderson

Allison Keever

Kenneth Loonam

Adam Mitchell

James Mouton

Juan Oteyza Tel: (406) 243 - 4396

Collin Peterson

Kayla Ruth

Sarah Sells

Jeffrey Stetz

Kelsey Wellington

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 22

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 8

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 49

 

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