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Caitlin Ruhl

Caitlin Ruhl


Caitlin received a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has gained diverse research and management experience in fisheries and wildlife while working in Yellowstone National Park and New Mexico. However, her primary interest is in large mammal ecology. She currently works as a bighorn sheep biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Caitlin will focus her research on adapting a hybrid sightability model for desert bighorn aerial surveys. She loves all outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, and sports.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 18

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 152


Contact Information


New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey