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Mr. Jon Katz

Jon Katz


  • BA Middlebury College 2002


I moved to Vermont from Northern California, where I worked first on wildlife research projects and later as an environmental scientist monitoring water quality along the San Joaquin River.

Research Interests

Current research interests include using bioacoustic methods to monitor ecosystem dynamics and health.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching all ages and nearly any scientific material. In the past I have taught 8th grade Earth Science and assisted with an undergraduate plant biology course. In the future I plan to teach courses at the university level that could include anything in the spectrum from general ecology to quantitative population modeling.

Research Publications

  • Donovan, T.M. and J. E Katz. 2018. AMModels: An R package for storing models, data, and metadata to facilitate adaptive management. PLoS ONE 13(2): e0188966. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Brauer, C., T. Donovan, R. Mickey, J. Katz, and B. Mitchell. 2016. A comparison of acoustic montoring methods for common anurans of the northeastern United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:140-149. Publisher Website | 
  • Katz, J. and T. M. Donovan. 2017. AMModels: Adaptive Management Model Manager. R package version 0.1.2.
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Technical Publications

  • Donovan, T.M., J. Katz, C. Brauer, and B. Mitchell. 2014. Acoustical Monitoring of Biodiversity and Phenology: A Pilot Wildlife Monitoring Partnership for Adaptive Management. Final Report to the National Park Service.
  • Donovan, T. M., C. Brauer, J. Katz, and B. Mitchell. 2013. A pilot test for monitoring phenology with acoustic sensors. Final Report to the National Phenology Network.
  • Tierney, G., B. Mitchell, A. Miller-Rushing, J. Katz, E. Denny, C. Brauer, T. Donovan, A. Richardson, M. Toomey, A. Kozlowski, J. Weltzin, K. Gerst, E. Sharron, O. Sonnentag, F. Dieffenbach . 2013. Phenology monitoring protocol: Northeast Temperate Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/NETN/NRR—2013/681. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado. Published Report-2197242. Abstract |

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 6

Scientific Publications: 19

Presentations: 38


Contact Information

Tel: (802) 656 - 3388

Links of Interest


Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Vermont
  3. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
  4. Wildlife Management Institute