Advancing Mammal Conservation & Management

FWCB faculty and their students are currently involved in research on several species of ungulates, tigers, wolves, and several species of bears.

Joseph Bump (Associate Professor and Gullion Chair) studies study how wildlife interactions affect ecosystem processes and biodiversity, especially in forested systems.

John Fieberg (Associate Professor) develops statistical and mathematical models that are used to analyze population trends and habitat use in a variety of species including black bears and white-tailed deer.

James Forester (Associate Professor) focuses on how large, mammalian herbivores and small carnivores respond to changing climate.

James L. David Smith (Professor) studies the behavior, ecology and conservation of tigers, as well as small carnivores, in south and southeast Asia.

Glenn DelGiudice (Adjunct Professor) examines the connections between environmental variation (e.g., climate, habitat composition) and population variation of large ungulates and wolves. Glenn is a research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

L. David Mech (Adjunct Professor) studies wolf-deer relations and the basic life history, movements and social ecology of both species. David is a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey.