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Amanda M Kissel, PhD

Amanda Kissel is a biologist in the Invasive Species and Biothreats branch at the Fort Collins Science Center. Her work is primarily focused on invasive reptiles.

Amanda Kissel is a quantitative population ecologist with applied experience in amphibian and reptile conservation. Her focus is on developing population models and tools that managers can use to make informed decisions. She’s worked in a wide array of systems, ranging from montane environments in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains, vernal pools in the San Juaquin Valley of California, the Mojave Desert in the Southwestern US, and the Wider Caribbean region. Amanda has worked with a diverse array of partners, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, non-profit organizations, and international government agencies, and finds that science works best when done in close collaboration with partners. Amanda’s current focus is on modeling population dynamics of invasive reptiles.